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Liquor Industry News 09-27-21

September 27, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-27-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

More wine myths we have known

10 Fall Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Samuel Adams to release its 2021 Utopias beer

 

 

How to Buy Wine in Bulk for Your Wedding

How Much Wine Do I Buy and When?

https://www.brides.com/how-to-buy-wine-in-bulk-for-your-wedding-5200800

 

10 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Fall

Looking to add a little more bourbon into your fall cocktail lineup?

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-cocktails-fall/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a86028519c-SEP_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a86028519c-38937345&mc_cid=a86028519c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wineries Selling Up Doesn’t Mean Selling Out

When your favorite boutique winery gets gobbled up by a corporate giant, is it always a bad thing?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/09/wineries-selling-up-doesnt-mean-selling-out

 

How faithful are American value-wine drinkers?

In terms of wine production, E&J Gallo, Constellation, The Wine Group and Treasury Wine Estates (originally from Australia) are currently the major producers in the USA.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/09/how-faithful-are-american-value-wine.html

 

How Bourbon Became a ‘Distinctive Product of the United States’

Bourbon: It’s about as American a drink as apple pie is a food.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-distinctive-product-united-states/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0c22c0e4ba-SEP_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0c22c0e4ba-38937345&mc_cid=0c22c0e4ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

6 Homemade Lemonade Cocktails to Make

So, how do you improve on this perfect summer drink?

https://vinepair.com/articles/homemade-lemonade-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0c22c0e4ba-SEP_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0c22c0e4ba-38937345&mc_cid=0c22c0e4ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Every Summer Cocktail You Need to Try With Tanqueray

There is something about summer that puts everyone in the mood for fresh, sun-kissed ingredients.

https://vinepair.com/articles/summer-cocktails-with-tanqueray/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0c22c0e4ba-SEP_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0c22c0e4ba-38937345&mc_cid=0c22c0e4ba&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Ciroc

Diageo has launched Cîroc Pomegranate, the newest seasonal flavor from the Sean “Diddy” Combs-backed vodka brand. The 35% abv flavored vodka follows Summer Citrus, the brand’s last limited release, and joins the main portfolio of Cîroc’s unflavored vodka plus flavors like mango, apple, and pineapple, among others. Last year, Cîroc was at 1.35 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

The true story behind how Missouri saved the French wine industry

With the help of Missouri rootstock, French grapevines were nursed back from the brink of extinction.

https://www.saucemagazine.com/a/59484/the-true-story-behind-missouri-saving-the-french-wine-indust

 

17 Weird, Wondrous Places for Wine-Lovers Around the Globe

Society’s collective fascination with fermented grapes has led to some fascinating finds around the world

https://www.atlasobscura.com/lists/best-wineries-in-the-world

 

What does AVA mean in wine?

Do you know your Coombsville from your Russian River Valley or your Royal Slope? Welcome to the AVA system for US wine.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-an-ava-51863/

 

Bottle Variation

If you pay strict attention to the wines you buy, you may notice that there often are slight differences between two bottles of the “same” wine.

https://www.creators.com/read/dan-berger-on-wine/09/21/bottle-variation

 

Waxsplaining – Let’s make enjoying wine harder!

There is the well-known somm trick of warming up the wax first with warm water.

https://spitbucket.net/2021/09/14/waxsplaining-lets-make-enjoying-wine-harder/

 

Shake Off the Chilly Autumn Weather With These Fall Cocktails

Fall is famous for its annual beer festivals, but there’s no need to get stuck in an Oktoberfest rut.

https://vinepair.com/articles/six-fall-cocktails-to-make/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4459dd92db-SEP_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4459dd92db-38937345&mc_cid=4459dd92db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Historical Reason Bourbon Is Used in American Desserts

As America’s native spirit, bourbon has proven to be a multipurpose drink over the last two centuries.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-american-dessert-ingredient-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4459dd92db-SEP_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4459dd92db-38937345&mc_cid=4459dd92db&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New whiskey brand celebrates Elvis Presley

South Carolina-based Grain & Barrel Spirits has created a whiskey brand that pays homage to the late musician Elvis Presley.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/new-whiskey-brand-celebrates-elvis-presley/

 

You can now buy a sparkling rosé sold in a penis-shaped bottle

If you’ve ever wondered how many novel ideas you can encapsulate in one phallic bottle, you may well be about to find out.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/you-can-now-buy-a-sparkling-rose-sold-in-a-penis-shaped-bottle/

Rapid authentication device detects fake whisky

Detection technology firm Eluceda has created a portable device that can rapidly identify whether a whisky is authentic.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/rapid-authentication-device-detects-fake-whisky/

 

 

The 30 Best Rye Whiskey Brands (2021)

Rye is essential in these drinks but the drinks themselves are just as important in the whiskey’s modern history.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-rye-whiskey-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ef832bef62-SEP_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ef832bef62-38937345&mc_cid=ef832bef62&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 Things You Should Know About Booker’s Bourbon

Booker’s Bourbon had several things going for it when it broke onto the scene in 1988

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-bookers-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ef832bef62-SEP_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ef832bef62-38937345&mc_cid=ef832bef62&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Seven Delicious Things to Do with Leftover Champagne

These eight resourceful recipes are the thinking drinker’s guide to resourcefulness.

https://vinepair.com/articles/leftover-champagne/?utm_source=facebook&utm_content=52017&utm_campaign=pagepost&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0cfxwZqL2NK0czaQb3CqoQYIb1Uu1VRXfugG3a5DobQYTYSZN-PymQu-4

 

New Bud

Anheuser-Busch has launched Nütrl, a new vodka based RTD, in 11 states across the U.S. The 4.5% abv seltzers are made from vodka, sparkling water, and fruit juice. Nütrl has no added sugar and each 12-ounce serving comes in at 100 calories. Initially, the brand will launch with three flavors—Raspberry, Watermelon, and Pineapple—packaged in a 6-can variety pack alongside individual flavor 4-packs for Raspberry and Pineapple. While the initial launch is focusing on 11 markets, AB is planning to increase distribution throughout the rest of the year.

 

What’s the Difference Between Crosses, Clones, Mutations & Hybrids?

In the world of wine grape varieties, not all fruit is created equal – and in fact, the breakdown may actually be a bit more complicated than you think.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/whats-the-difference-between-crosses-clones-mutations-hybrids-ask-decanter-464926/

Samuel Adams to release its 2021 Utopias beer i

Utopias beer, which weighs in at 28% alcohol by volume – a strength that makes it illegal in 15 states.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2021/09/16/beer-sam-adams-utopias-2021/8365884002/

 

Buffalo Trace takes legal action against scams

Kentucky-based Buffalo Trace has taken legal action following a spate of online whiskey fraudsters.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/buffalo-trace-takes-legal-action-against-scams/

 

10 Fall Tequila Cocktail Recipes

But there’s more to tequila than the Margarita.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-fall-tequila-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f725a93619-SEP_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f725a93619-38937345&mc_cid=f725a93619&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What’s the Difference Between Oxidized and Oxidative?

Oxygen has such a big impact on wine, that winemakers both embrace it and fear it

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/oxidized-versus-oxidative-wine/

 

Value-Driven Millennials Have Abandoned Classic Wines, But They Could Be Their Saviors

But not all classic wines are expensive, and just as their parents eventually shifted from wine coolers to first growths, millennials won’t be crushing canned wine forever.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/02/millennial-classic-wines-value/

 

More wine myths we have known

Do wine bottles need to be stored on their side or upright? We explore this and other common wine “myths.”

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/More-wine-myths-we-have-known

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-20-21

September 20, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-20-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

8 White Russians to Drink After Labor Day

The Complete Guide to the Most Popular Types of Beer

Why Does It Cost So Much to Ship a Box of Wine?

 

 

This Is the Most Popular Cheap Beer in America, According to Data

Google Trends search interest over the last one-year period for all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C. to see which beer was searched for the most in each state.

beer in plastic cup

https://bestlifeonline.com/most-popular-cheap-beer-news/

 

 

Whisky sales boosted by ‘perceived health benefits’, says study

Perceived health benefits of whiskey have made it a preferred drink among those aiming at weight management

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/whisky-sales-boosted-by-obese-consumers/

 

Biden could be about to shake up an 88-year-old system

Over the past quarter of a century there has been an enormous consolidation of the alcohol sector, particularly within the producer and wholesale tiers.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/biden-could-abolish-the-post-prohibition-bottlenecks-in-the-us-liquor-industry-20210906-p58p6h.html

 

Truly’s New Holiday Pack Includes a Sangria Style Seltzer

The Truly Holiday Party Pack features four cocktail-inspired flavors including Cran Orange Sparkler, Pom Ginger Fizz, Holiday Sangria Style, and Spiked Apple Juice.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-holiday-party-variety-pack-details/

 

How Oktoberfest Became a Worldwide Sensation

Oktoberfest was once a strictly provincial event and beer was hardly the main focus.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/07/oktoberfest-history-beer-german/

 

How to Taste the Fermentation Vessel in Your Wine

Oak, clay, concrete, and stainless steel all impact the aromas, flavors, and textures in a wine

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/fermentation-vessels-tasting/

 

How Much of the World’s Bourbon Is Actually Made in Kentucky?

Ninety-five percent. The amount of bourbon made in Kentucky is an easy enough number to come by with a simple Google search.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-much-bourbon-is-made-in-kentucky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66d8f713f9-SEP_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66d8f713f9-38937345&mc_cid=66d8f713f9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

10 Things You Should Know About Everclear Grain Alcohol

According to The New York Times, it’s currently illegal in 11 states.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-everclear-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66d8f713f9-SEP_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66d8f713f9-38937345&mc_cid=66d8f713f9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Bud Light Seltzer’s Flannel Pack Features Four Fall Flavors, Including Pumpkin Spice

With Autumn quickly approaching, Bud Light Seltzer announced the launch of its Fall Flannel Variety pack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-seltzer-flannel-variety-pack-details/

 

French winegrowers state sulphite content on their labels

Each analysis is conducted by a laboratory before bottling then the results are displayed on an extra label on each back label

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-94748-French-winegrowers-state-sulphite-content-on-their-labels.htm

 

When Should Coravins Actually Be Used In Restaurants?

When the Coravin was released nearly a decade ago, it changed the wine game.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/08/coravin-restaurant-pros-cons/

 

 

Alcohol-free wine ‘has same heart health benefits’ as the real thing, study says

The benefits are thanks to the polyphenols in the wine rather than the alcohol,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/alcohol-free-wine-has-same-heart-health-benefits-as-the-real-thing-study-says/

 

Chocolate Bourbon Balls Are the Boozy Treat

Bourbon and chocolate make for a timeless combination.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chocolate-bourbon-balls-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08c026a401-SEP_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08c026a401-38937345&mc_cid=08c026a401&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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The Differences Between the Margarita and Daiquiri, Explained

Two beloved classics forever inscribed in the hearts of cocktail lovers,

https://vinepair.com/articles/margarita-vs-daiquiri-cocktails-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=08c026a401-SEP_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-08c026a401-38937345&mc_cid=08c026a401&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Surprising Overlap Between the Worlds of Golf and Wine

Multiple professional golfers have their own vineyards and wines, and special wines are created for some of the world’s biggest tournaments.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/eat-and-drink/2021/09/golf-wine

 

Why Does It Cost So Much to Ship a Box of Wine?

American consumers can buy computers, dog food, and even motor oil online, and get free shipping. Those packages show up at the front door every time and no one gives it a second thought. But not wine.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-shipping-costs/

Top 5 Russian wine grape varieties

Experts explain which of the many local varieties have the most potential.

https://www.rbth.com/russian-kitchen/334182-top-5-grape-varieties-russian-wine

 

Extreme weather causes 60% drop in Champagne crop for 2021

This means that the estimated natural yield on average across the entire region is 7,000kg/ha, making it an even smaller harvest than 2003 –

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/extreme-weather-causes-60-drop-in-champagne-crop-for-2021/

 

Stella Artois launches new 0.0% ABV beer

Rather than suggest consumers abstain from alcohol altogether, or zero in on the health and wellbeing benefits of going alcohol-free,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/stella-artois-launches-new-0-0-abv-beer/

 

 

The Complete Guide to the Most Popular Types of Beer

The world of beer can be overwhelming and confusing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/types-of-beer-styles-complete-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a210e49835-SEP_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a210e49835-38937345&mc_cid=a210e49835&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 White Russians to Drink After Labor Day

The White Russian, a coffee-scented cocktail made with vodka, cream, and Kahlúa, is the ideal beverage for ringing in fall weather.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-russian-cocktail-recipes-labor-day/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a210e49835-SEP_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a210e49835-38937345&mc_cid=a210e49835&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Your complete and detailed info graphic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

What makes the color of the wine?

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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

Sounds pretty good these days.

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We’ve Got Your Holidays Covered: Custom Label Wines

Select from ready-made customizable templates using our online

Label-Maker Pro tool or simply upload your own artwork!

Choose from a selection of different wine styles and price points…

12 BOTTLE MINIMUM PER WINE – CASES STARTING UNDER $290

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Liquor Industry News 09-13-21

September 13, 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, IWM*

09-13-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Winemaker’s Know It’s Harvest Time

Bud Light Releases Pumpkin Spice and Toasted Marshmallow Hard Seltzers

Canteen launches canned gin Spritzes

 

 

French bitter over wine study

A British institution will this week rubbish France’s perennial claim that its unique soil and climatic conditions are responsible for producing some of the world’s finest wines.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/mar/20/france.foodanddrink

 

7 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

From house keys to wedding rings, here are seven foolproof ways to open a bottle of beer that don’t involve removing the cap with a traditional bottle opener.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-open-bottle-without-bottle-opener/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things You Should Know About Barefoot Wines

Learn more about the best-selling brand with these eight things every wine lover should know about Barefoot.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-barefoot-wines-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The History Behind Grand Marnier’s Uniquely Curvy Bottle

America’s favorite beverage, and shots of “GrandMa” have become something of a bartender’s handshake in Rhode Island.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-grand-marnier-bottle-shape/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9394bbe54a-AUG_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9394bbe54a-38937345&mc_cid=9394bbe54a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Trends in US wine consumption over the past decade

The basic issue is that people vary in their behavior, so that some people might increase their drinking

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/08/trends-in-us-wine-consumption-over-past.html

 

Why This Prosecco Producer Has Removed The Wine’s Name From Its Labels

Prosecco, a wine from the undulating hills in the Veneto region of northern Italy, graces drinks menus throughout the world

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2021/08/30/why-this-prosecco-producer-has-removed-the-wines-name-from-its-labels/?sh=2052f25b3a49

 

When it comes to a wine’s vintage, what defines a good year?

Does the year on the label matter?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/drinks/300392805/when-it-comes-to-a-wines-vintage-what-defines-a-good-year

How to (Actually) Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Banish the tiny pests for good.

https://modernfarmer.com/2021/08/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/

 

AB InBev creates Natural Light vodka

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has pushed its Natural Light beer brand into the vodka category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/ab-inbev-creates-natural-light-vodka/

 

Alas, France doesn’t actually have a wine-bottle-shaped train

A viral Twitter video shows a very convincing wine train sailing through Bordeaux.

https://thetakeout.com/train-shaped-like-bottle-of-wine-france-video-1847583859

Canteen launches canned gin Spritzes

Texas-based ready-to-drink company Canteen Spirits has unveiled a trio of gin Spritzes.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/canteen-launches-canned-gin-spritzes/

 

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT WINE CHOICE?

Are wine consumers increasingly influenced by social media and online sources for their wine choices and recommendations?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/does-social-media-impact-wine-choice/

 

Lodi is about to pick its first Assyrtiko

The Assyrtiko grape is pronounced ah-SEER-tee-koh

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi-is-about-to-pick-its-first-Assyrtiko

 

Smaller Producers Need Independent Retailers—Now More Than Ever

The idea is to sell the independent retailer a story and product that they can, in turn, sell to their customers.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/31/smaller-producers-need-independent-retailers-now-more-than-ever

 

What’s the Difference Between Luxardo and Maraschino Cherries?

Luxardo cherries and Maraschino cherries are both technically Maraschino cherries, but there is quite a difference between the two.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-luxardo-vs-maraschino-cherries-difference/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bc4b7460a3-SEPTEMBER_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bc4b7460a3-38937345&mc_cid=bc4b7460a3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Two Buck Chuck and the Lure of Bargain Wine

Two Buck Chuck was the first cheap wine that didn’t come in a jug with a screw cap or an awkward box.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/bargain-basement-wine-trend/

 

Barolo and Brassieres

Underwear is not quite like wine; the proportion of the population that happily sees no need for it is obviously far smaller. Even so, I think there are some interesting parallels.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/barolo-and-brassieres

 

Blue Moon Hops Onto Hazy Beer Train with Nationwide Launch of ‘Moon Haze’

While it’s known for its Belgian-inspired ales, the brewing company is now delving into the hazy beer scene.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/blue-moon-launches-moon-haze-nationwide/

 

How to Green Your Beer

Beer, a liquid forged in heat and often transported great distances, leaves a hefty

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/how-to-green-your-beer/

Virginia Peninsula AVA Established by TTB

Region known for colonial settlements is Virginia’s ninth approved AVA

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=250778

Primitivo di Manduria

This grape is Primitivo, an ancient vine of Croatian origins and a close relative of the Californian Zinfandel.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/02/primitivo-di-manduria-leading-the-way-to-sustainable-and-responsible-farming/

 

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Bottle of Wine

What science says about selfishly draining a bottle of wine may do to your body.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-effects-drinking-bottle-wine/

 

 

This White Wine Has the Most Antioxidants, New Study Says

A team of European scientists has determined that one particular variety of white wine delivers the highest amount of antioxidants.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-white-wine-antioxidants/

 

Online consumers search for drinks via ‘needs’ not ‘brands’

Statistics show that consumers are increasingly health conscious and looking for low calorie and gluten free items to suit their needs, rather than searching for specific brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/09/online-consumers-select-drinks-via-needs-not-brands/

 

The Lore of J. Lohr: History of a Legend

  1. Lohr is a testament and inspiration to what can be accomplished with a lot of heart and endless grit.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/09/01/the-lore-of-j-lohr-history-of-a-legend/

 

Woodford Reserve creates cocktail mixers with Williams Sonoma

The new range features classic Bourbon serves such as the Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Mint Julep.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/09/woodford-reserve-creates-cocktail-mixers-for-williams-sonoma/

 

Bud Light Releases Pumpkin Spice and Toasted Marshmallow Hard Seltzers

The new Fall Flannel 12-pack from Bud Light Seltzer arrives nationwide this month.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/bud-light-hard-seltzer-pumpkin-spice-marshmallow

 

 

11 French Wines Everyone Should Try At Least Once

Like many places, wine varies by the region in France.

https://www.delish.com/kitchen-tools/cookbooks/g37235117/best-french-wines/

 

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners

Wine Tips

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

A Wine Expert’s Guide to Training Your Palate

Some things must be learned by doing. If you want to play music, you need to play an instrument, not read about music theory.

https://www.winemag.com/2015/10/26/a-wine-experts-guide-to-training-your-palate/

 

How Winemaker’s Know It’s Harvest Time

The bottom line for grape growers and winemakers is to find the perfect time for harvest.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/9/3/how-winemakers-know-its-harvest-time

 

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Liquor Industry News 09-06-21

September 6, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-06-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Update On MA Liquor Changes Coming

7 of the Best Sangria Recipes

The Secret Life of Bees and The Role They Play in Tequila

 

What Does ‘Creamy’ Mean in Wine?

The term “creamy” crops up in a lot of wine tastings.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/01/creamy-wine-buttery-chardonnay/

The most popular beer in the world, according to new data

The most popular beers in the world in 2021 are somewhat different to our expectations.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/the-most-popular-beer-in-the-world-according-to-new-data/

What’s the difference between Muscat, Moscatel and Moscato?

Muscat, Moscatel, and Moscato – same but different, right? The answer is both simple and complex

https://www.decanter.com/learn/difference-muscat-moscatel-moscato-463852/

 

Where are the “wine dads”?

“wine dad” merchandise is basically nonexistent.

https://www.salon.com/2021/08/21/where-are-the-wine-dads-how-gendered-alcohol-merchandise-speaks-to-inequity-in-domestic-labor/

 

Distiller seeks to create Australia’s first agave spirit

The company owns a 430-hectare farm in north Queensland, Australia, which is currently home to more than 50,000 blue agave plants.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/distiller-seeks-to-create-australias-first-agave-spirit/

 

Stand by Your Brands

Wine retail can be cut-throat, but some distributors and retailers display an almost matrimonial fidelity to their chosen producers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/08/stand-by-your-brands

 

Anatomy of the Prosecco DOC Boom

Prosecco sales have boomed in the last decade, with the volume of Prosecco DOC global sales more than doubling.

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/08/24/prosecco-boom/

 

The Difference Between Twisted Tea and Truly Iced Tea, Explained

Twisted Tea, the OG of hard tea, and its much younger sibling Truly Iced Tea, are without a doubt helping to fuel the growing hard tea craze.

https://vinepair.com/articles/twisted-tea-vs-truly-iced-tea-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=19b80c5fa5-AUG_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-19b80c5fa5-38937345&mc_cid=19b80c5fa5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sicily: An island with a rich heritage and bright wine future

Producing 17.5% of Italy’s total wine volume with around 112,000 hectares of vines. Vines have been grown, and wines made in Sicily for hundreds of years,

https://www.thewinesociety.com/discover/explore/expertise/sicily-an-island-with-a-rich-heritage-and-bright-wine-future

 

California’s Newest AVA Produces Coastal Wines in Los Angeles County

The federal government approved the Palos Verdes Peninsula American Viticultural Area (AVA) as one of the country’s newest wine-growing appellations.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/24/palos-verdes-ava-california/

 

The Fall of Rome Led to the Rise of Today’s Wine Culture

Their knowledge didn’t end in the vineyard.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/24/ancient-rome-wine/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Smoking Cocktails at Home

Smoked cocktails aren’t deliberately designed for visual appeal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/smoked-cocktails-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6fd8bf74f1-AUGUST_25_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6fd8bf74f1-38937345&mc_cid=6fd8bf74f1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

This Is Why Wine Costs So Much at Restaurants

You’re not just paying for the bottle.

https://www.foodandwine.com/fwpro/wine-list-math

 

How to keep wine fresh after opening it

Luckily, after centuries of drinking this grape elixir, some hacks and gadgets exist to help preserve the lifespan of an open bottle.

https://www.popsci.com/diy/open-bottle-of-wine-last-longer/

Dunkin’ launches three new beers brewed with actual coffee and donuts

Dunkin’ Blueberry Matcha IPA, Harpoon Dunkin’ Maple Crème Blonde Ale and Harpoon Dunkin’ Midnight American Porter. All three beers are set to hit shelves in September.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/dunkin-launches-three-new-beers-brewed-with-actual-coffee-and-donuts/

7 of the Best Sangria Recipes

Often meant to serve a crowd, the wine-based cocktail is typically served in pitchers and loaded with lots of fresh fruit.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-sangria-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=49c4e95634-AUG_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-49c4e95634-38937345&mc_cid=49c4e95634&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Secret Life of Bees and The Role They Play in Tequila

Pollination is important because it leads to the production of the fruits we eat and tequila we drink

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-secret-life-of-bees-and-the-role-they-play-in-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=49c4e95634-AUG_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-49c4e95634-38937345&mc_cid=49c4e95634&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Scholar Guild Initiates the Architecture of Taste Research Project

An ambitious undertaking aimed at developing a new way to assess wine: the Architecture of Taste Research Project (ATRP)

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/27/wine-scholar-guild-initiates-the-architecture-of-taste-research-project

 

Update On MA Liquor Changes Coming

Mass Pack Radio Broadcast on BIG changes

https://wsar.com/assets/podcaster/1569/2021_08_27_1569_106979_4659.mp3

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-30-21

August 30, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

08-30-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Drinkers Know Less, Don’t Care

The Best & Worst Beer in America—Ranked!

Five Johnnie Walker Black Riffs on Classic Cocktails

The NFL teams with the drunkest fans in 2021

Wow we are number 30! Hmmm hate to go to those other stadiums

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/ranked-the-nfl-teams-with-the-drunkest-fans-in-2021/

 

MA Packies push for more beer and wine licenses

The proposal, filed by the Massachusetts Package Store Association, also calls for tightening ID requirements for sellers and increasing penalties for businesses caught selling alcohol to minors.

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/packies-push-for-more-beer-and-wine-licenses/article_44f4c9df-e72b-530a-9b0e-69d5625bb836.html

 

Hot dog and beer pairings that always hit a flavor home run

While some people might have to step outside of their comfort zone, the reality is that these food and beverage pairings might be better than peanuts and Cracker Jack.

https://foodsided.com/2021/08/15/hot-dog-and-beer-pairings/

The Difference Between White Claw and Truly, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two giants, which continue to influence America’s drinking culture, compare.

https://vinepair.com/articles/white-claw-vs-truly-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10d3832d48-AUG_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10d3832d48-38937345&mc_cid=10d3832d48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Twisted Tea

Keep reading for eight more things you didn’t know about the malt-based beverage that started the trend.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-twisted-tea-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10d3832d48-AUG_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10d3832d48-38937345&mc_cid=10d3832d48&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

New Cutwater

Cutwater Spirits has debuted two new regionally inspired canned cocktails. First up is Orange Smash, a blend of Cutwater’s vodka and orange soda. It’s at 7% abv and is available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C. The second new release is called Huckleberry Spritz and is aimed at the western U.S. The cocktail is also at 7% abv and is available in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado. Additionally, Huckleberry Spritz can be shipped to Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah.

Moms with young kids increased drinking by 323% after start of pandemic: study

More women disproportionately reported exceeding the recommended drinking guidelines than men between April and November 2020.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/15/moms-with-kids-increased-drinking-by-323-after-start-of-covid/

 

Don’t be made to feel guilty about drinking wine

Does moderate drinking behave as a proxy for some other health-enhancing behaviours?

https://wineanorak.com/2021/08/15/dont-be-made-to-feel-guilty-about-drinking-wine/

 

Has the hard seltzer bubble popped?

Hard seltzer remains a long-term source of growth for the alcohol industry

https://www.fooddive.com/news/has-the-hard-seltzer-bubble-popped-analysts-and-beer-makers-say-not-so-fas/604683/

 

THE EVOLUTION OF WINE LABELS, AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM

The earliest known wine labels, discovered in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, date back to 1550 B.C. or earlier.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-evolution-of-wine-labels-and-what-we-can-learn-from-them/

 

Do Low-Yield Vines Really Make Better Wines?

The idea that low-yielding wines are better can be traced as far as Roman poet Virgil.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/16/low-yield-vines-better-wine/

 

 

Mariah Carey launches Irish Cream liqueur brand Black Irish

The never-ending wave of celebrity drinks brands is showing no signs of crashing against the rocks anytime soon,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/mariah-carey-launches-irish-cream-liqueur-brand-black-irish/

 

Five Johnnie Walker Black Riffs on Classic Cocktails

The liquid boasts a wide range of complex flavors, and when paired with the right ingredients, each flavor profile can be elevated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-johnnie-walker-black-riffs-on-classic-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=80820cc0a0-AUGUST_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-80820cc0a0-38937345&mc_cid=80820cc0a0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Can We Taste Color?

Color gives lots of clues in blind tastings. Reds lose color with age; whites get darker

https://timatkin.com/can-we-taste-colour/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Puglian Wines

What do you know about Puglian wines?

https://www.drinksandco.co.uk/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-puglian-wines

 

The Origins of the Names of Famous Italian Wines

The names of the wines that you love didn’t come out of nowhere.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/the-origins-of-the-names-of-famous-italian-wines/

 

Vermont wine industry shows room for growth

Vermont’s wine industry has undergone several recent changes with some familiar vineyards changing ownership or shutting down

https://www.wcax.com/2021/08/17/vermont-wine-industry-shows-room-growth/

 

WINE CATEGORY BECOMES MORE EGALITARIAN AS CONSUMER WINE KNOWLEDGE DECLINES

In terms of global wine consumer trends, there are two seemingly contrasting trajectories taking place.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/wine-category-becomes-more-egalitarian-as-consumer-wine-knowledge-declines/

 

 

Ten Things to Know About Kosher Wine

So, just how different is kosher wine from the non-kosher stuff?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/18/ten-things-to-know-about-kosher-wine

 

Scientists discover ‘brain switch’ that can cause or prevent binge drinking

Swedish researchers have found a trigger in the brain that, when manipulated, can determine whether a person will continue drinking past the point of enjoyment, or stop drinking when it’s no longer fun.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/scientists-discover-brain-switch-that-can-cause-or-prevent-binge-drinking/

The Best & Worst Beer in America—Ranked!

A ranking of some of the most popular and commonly consumed beers in America.

https://www.eatthis.com/best-worst-beer-in-america/

Amazing Pinot Noir Wine Facts

Find out the basics to Pinot Noir wine as well as some interesting facts that make it so unique.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/pinot-noir-wine-facts/

 

Captain Morgan creates RTD cocktails

The line comprises three cocktails: Tropical Punch, Mai Tai and Long Island Iced Tea.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/captain-morgan-creates-rtd-cocktails/

 


Wine Drinkers Know Less, Don’t Care

There is some evidence that people who know less might even be spending more.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/08/wine-drinkers-know-less-dont-care

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-23-21

August 23, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-23-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Everything You Need to Make Frosé at Home

Anatomy Of A Beer Label

Buffalo Trace ‘still catching up to consumer demand’

 

Just six brewers make over half the world’s beer, chart reveals

Remarkably, brewing giant AB InBev was shown to account for some 25.7% of global beer production in 2020.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/just-six-brewers-make-over-half-the-worlds-beer-chart-reveals/

 

 

Eight surprising facts about Pinot Grigio

From its suitability for barrel-fermented wines to the best places to grow the variety

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/eight-surprising-facts-about-pinot-grigio/

 

 

Jameson Extends With New Orange Flavor

Pernod Ricard is extending the Jameson portfolio with a new orange flavor, which will roll out in the U.S. next year. Jameson Orange combines the triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey with natural orange flavoring and is bottled at 30% abv. The newcomer will debut in international markets like the U.K. and Russia, retailing at £24 ($33), before coming to the U.S. in 2022.

Hampered by on-premise restrictions due to the pandemic, Jameson’s global volume slipped 5% to 7.67 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, but the brand retains a nearly 70% volume share of the Irish whiskey category globally, and a nearly 78% share in the U.S.

Homemade Cocktail Cherries Are the Garnish Upgrade Your Home Bar Needs

Too often seen as an afterthought, the right garnish serves a larger purpose than just presentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/homemade-cocktail-cherries-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=168e81ead5-AUG_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-168e81ead5-38937345&mc_cid=168e81ead5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Does Wine Need to ‘Breathe?

Contact with oxygen is what allows a wine to really show off its stuff.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-does-wine-need-to-breathe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=168e81ead5-AUG_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-168e81ead5-38937345&mc_cid=168e81ead5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 Things You Should Know About Natural Light

Originally launched by Anheuser-Busch in 1977, Natural Light has been a fixture in the fridges

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-natural-light-beer-guide-natty/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=168e81ead5-AUG_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-168e81ead5-38937345&mc_cid=168e81ead5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

The History of the Tequila Sunrise, a Musical Icon

The Tequila Sunrise cocktail — which combines orange juice, Grenadine, and tequila — influenced pop culture so much in the early ‘70s that it is often credited with the popularization of tequila in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-tequila-sunrise/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=168e81ead5-AUG_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-168e81ead5-38937345&mc_cid=168e81ead5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

PepsiCo teams up with Boston Beer Company on ‘hard’ Mountain Dew

Perfect for fans of the classic citrusy soda looking for something more grown-up, the alcoholic alternative comes in with an ABV of 5%.

The Boston Beer Company and PepsiCo today announced plans to enter a business collaboration to produce HARD MTN DEW alcoholic beverage. The partnership unites Boston Beer’s world-class innovation and expertise in alcoholic beverages with one of PepsiCo’s most iconic and beloved brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/pepsico-teams-up-with-boston-beer-company-on-hard-mountain-dew/

 

Moët Hennessey Tequila is the first to use Champagne yeast

Volcan de mi Tierra Tequila has become the first Tequila brand to use Champagne yeast in its fermentation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/moet-hennessey-tequila-is-the-first-to-use-champagne-yeast/

Buffalo Trace ‘still catching up to consumer demand’

Buffalo Trace said it will take a few years before ‘Bourbon supply catches up with demand’.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/buffalo-trace-still-catching-up-to-consumer-demand/

Why do Chinese swear by the Baby Mice wine?

If you are a wine fanatic, then this Mice wine will stir up your love for wines with its weird addition of baby mice.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/why-do-chinese-swear-by-the-baby-mice-wine-what-makes-this-wine-healthy/photostory/85182531.cms

 

What Can Wine Learn from the Cruise Ship Industry?

What does wine have in common with cruise ships?

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/08/10/wine-clubs/

 

A Short, Unexpected History of the Wine Glass

How glassware has changed over the years, and how we landed on the latest trend, the one-size-fits-all universal glass.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/history-of-wine-glass/

 

Effects of Umami in Wines and Foods

What is umami and why should wine lovers care?

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/08/11/effects-of-umami-in-wines-and-foods

The Rock reveals Teremana Añejo

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has unveiled a new addition to his Tequila range – Teremana Añejo.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/08/the-rock-reveals-teremana-anejo/

Anatomy Of A Beer Label

A beer label tells consumers more than just what the bottle or can contains

Part 1

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/anatomy-of-a-beer-label-part-i-7106105/

Part 2

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/anatomy-of-a-beer-label-part-ii-6099371/

Part 3

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/anatomy-of-a-beer-label-part-iii-5649258/

The Difference Between Porter And Stout Beer: It’s Complicated

Let’s just say this right off the bat: trying to understand the difference between a porter and a stout in today’s craft beer world can be a pretty dizzying experience.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-between-porter-stout-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4433130df4-AUG_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4433130df4-38937345&mc_cid=4433130df4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Mead

Heineken has announced Comb & Hive, a new mead, set to hit shelves in test markets for Labor Day. The 6.9% abv lightly sparkling wine is made from wildflower honey and sugar, with added orange blossom. The drink will be available individually and in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans, with each can containing 150 calories and two grams of sugar. Heineken will test the new brand in Denver, Colorado and Nashville, Tennessee, and will support the launch with digital and social activations alongside point-of-sale materials.

 

Five things to know about Lugana

Lugana is the name of the village on the shores of Lake Garda which lends its name to Lugana DOC, the first DOC from the region of Lombardy

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/five-things-to-know-about-lugana-445814/

 

 

What is glycerol?

What does glycerol, this colourless, odourless chemical, a fermentation by-product, bring to wine?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/what-is-glycerol-ask-decanter-445840/

 

It’s a Wine Store for Billionaires, But You Can Shop There Too

iI’s a wine wonderland, stuffed with multiple vintages and formats of fine wines and rarities.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/visit-hedonism-wine-shop/

 

 

The right way to do business webinars (it involves wine)

We arranged for the webinar to be after work hours so that everybody could be responsible but still enjoy the wine tasting in a relaxing way at the end of the day.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90665937/the-right-way-to-do-business-webinars-it-involves-wine

 

Six Environmental Threats That Could Alter the Future of the Booze Industry

Thankfully, the industry itself is investing in sustainability efforts on their own.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/environmental-threats-wine-beer-spirits-industry

 

Everything you need to know about Azerbaijani wine

Azerbaijan abounds in surprising discoveries — and few are as unexpected as the booming wine industry

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2021/07/a-taste-of-azerbaijani-wine

 

Everything You Need to Make Frosé at Home

Frosé, the frozen blend of rosé wine and lemonade, is the perfect drink for the dog days of summer—or any other time when you could use something refreshing.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/13/make-frose-blender-recipe/

 

If You Notice This While Drinking Wine, Stop Immediately, Experts Warn

The researchers for the study surveyed nearly 400 participants and found that 33 percent had experienced an asthma attack while drinking on at least two separate occasions.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/notice-while-drinking-wine-stop-130450208.html

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-16-21

August 16, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

08-16-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Worst Wine Mistake You Can Make, Dietitian Says

Why drinking water probably won’t help you avoid a hangover

Get the Scoop on Wine and Ice Cream Pairings

 

8 of the Best Bloody Mary Mixes, Tasted and Ranked

These eight, pre-made Bloody Mary mixes are deserving of a place on your brunch table.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bloody-mary-mixes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ef7af99511-AUG_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ef7af99511-38937345&mc_cid=ef7af99511&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

No, The Lines on Red Solo Cups Aren’t For Measuring Alcohol

A viral photo recently surfaced online, showing that the lines on Solo cups denote the proper measurement of distinct alcohol types.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/red-solo-cup-measuring-myth/

 

Can Sweet Wine’s U.S. Image Be Rehabilitated?

U.S. bottlings are often lumped together with poorly made, sugar-laden sweet offerings sipped by those thought not to know “real wine.”

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/02/sweet-wine-united-states-good/

 

Easy Guide to Finding Premium Cava

Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine made using the traditional method whereby the second fermentation is in the bottle.

http://www.grape-experiences.com/2021/08/easy-guide-premium-cava/

 

Molson Coors Discontinues 11 Beers

The list contains some seemingly familiar names but many of the disappearing products are offshoots of more popular brands that won’t be going anywhere.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/molson-coors-discontinued-beers

MA Package stores seek alcohol license compromise with food stores

The proposal would limit how many licenses permit the sale of spirits, explicitly ban the sale of alcohol at self-checkout stations, and allow alcohol sellers to rely on identification from another state as part of a “reasonable defense” against allegations of selling to a minor.

https://www.patriotledger.com/story/news/2021/08/02/package-stores-want-leave-liquor-license-cap-place/5458419001/

The Real Reason Jack Daniel’s Is Called Old No. 7

While the label is otherwise straightforward and simple, there’s one vague element of the famous logo that has led to debate among aficionados.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jack-daniels-old-no-7/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f45546eb09-AUG_3_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f45546eb09-38937345&mc_cid=f45546eb09&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s in That $5 Bottle of Trader Joe’s or Target Wine?

How are these wines so cheap? The reality might make you pause before filling up that shopping cart.

https://vinepair.com/articles/trader-joes-target-wines-cheap-budget/?utm_source=facebook&utm_content=51541&utm_campaign=pagepost&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3W6lmR5ZZC4_RGn1-ICwTegn33Ag0oCz3LR99ot03RoQOlPI18MS8gQ7M

 

5 cocktails that are perfect for beer lovers

Here are 5 cocktails where beer is the main ingredient

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/5-cocktails-perfect-beer-lovers-173900405.html

New Basil Hayden

Beam Suntory has launched Basil Hayden Toast, a new Bourbon featuring a brand new mash bill. The 40% abv whiskey swaps out rye for brown rice in the mash and a portion of the final whiskey is finished in toasted oak barrels after its initial aging period. Basil Hayden Toast is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $50 a 750-ml. Last year, Basil Hayden was up 23% to 393,000 cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

The Most Popular Signature Wedding Drinks of 2021, According to Wedding Planners

Whether it’s shaken or stirred, the beverage trend is clear: People are ready to party.

https://vinepair.com/articles/signature-wedding-drinks-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=acb932ad19-AUGUST_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-acb932ad19-38937345&mc_cid=acb932ad19&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This 50/50 Vodka Recipe Is the Key to Crisp Shirts

Perhaps more surprisingly, though, is the clear alcohol’s place in the laundry room.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vodka-starch-laundry/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=acb932ad19-AUGUST_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-acb932ad19-38937345&mc_cid=acb932ad19&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bota Box Is Giving Away One Of The Largest Boxes Of Wine

This six-feet-tall wine dispenser will pour out both red and white varietals, one from each side

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2021/08/03/bota-box-is-giving-away-one-of-the-largest-boxes-of-wine/?sh=4572ed9b3e30

 

If You See an Indent at the Bottom of a Wine Bottle, This Is What It Means

Sip back and relax as we uncover fact from fiction on what that indent means.

https://www.rd.com/article/indent-on-wine-bottle/

Moderate Wine, Cheese and Coffee Consumption Linked to Healthier Hearts

Low to moderate consumption of those three food products impact cardiovascular disease, and the findings continue to support moderate consumption.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/moderate-wine-cheese-and-coffee-consumption-linked-to-healthier-hearts

 

Top Eight Wine-on-Tap Myths

Wine on tap has its fair share of myths.

https://www.wineindustrynetwork.com/c/free-flow-wines?fid=AugFCrxJCzY9qzhV

 

These are the drunkest states in America, ranked

Wisconsin was ranked as the drunkest state, with a whopping 24.2% of its population drinking excessively

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/08/these-are-the-drunkest-states-in-america-ranked/

 

Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/fried-chicken-wine-pairings/

 

 

Get the Scoop on Wine and Ice Cream Pairings

Pairing wine and ice cream might not seem intuitive, but it’s possible.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/05/wine-ice-cream-pairing-tips/

 

How champagne and prosecco make you feel drunker faster than wine

The effect can be mitigated by drinking sparkling wine from a non-fluted glass — the slim design of the champagne flute is specifically to allow as little carbon dioxide as possible to escape.

https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-champagne-and-prosecco-make-you-feel-more-drunk-than-wine-2018-8

 

Why drinking water probably won’t help you avoid a hangover

It’s a misconception that drinking water helps you avoid a hangover

https://www.businessinsider.com/does-drinking-water-actually-help-you-avoid-a-hangover-2018-12

 

What Gives Wine Spicy, Peppery Notes?

The pepper smell comes from a chemical called rotundone, pronounced row-tun-done, found in grape skins.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/what-is-rotundone/

 

Natural wine experts launch wine school

The new wine school, which will officially launch in October, will champion organic wines.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/29164/Natural_wine_experts_launch_wine_school.html

 

New Bourbon

Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen has teamed up with Dave Phinney’s Savage & Cooke for a new Bourbon. The brand, called Digits, is a 5 year old Tennessee Bourbon with a mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley that is bottled at 46% abv. It’s available in the Chicago area, retailing at $70. Whisky Advocate has the full story.

 

 

French wine production faces historic low after frost disaster

France’s wine output this year will go on record as one of the worst in history, if not the worst

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210806-french-wine-production-faces-historic-low-after-frost-disaster

 

All the Terms Used to Define Tannins

To learn more about how to identify and classify tannins in wine, consider this infographic of common descriptors.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/08/05/wine-taste-tannins-infographic/

 

The Worst Wine Mistake You Can Make, Dietitian Says

Keep reading to learn what she believes is the single-worst mistake you can make with wine.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-worst-wine-mistake-dietitian/

 

7 value-for-money alternatives to Champagne, and what food to pair them with

Champagnes aren’t the only option when it comes to serving bubblies.

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/experiences/7-value-money-alternatives-champagne-and-what-food-pair-them-274036

 

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-09-21

August 9, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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08-09-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfites, Legs and Other Misinformation Campaigns in Wine

Is Tequila a Stimulant?

9 of the Best Beer Cocktails for Summer

 

Cutting Back on Sugar? Stock Your Wine Rack With These 11 Keto-Friendly Brands

But here’s the thing, not all wines are keto-friendly.

https://camillestyles.com/food/keto-wine-brands/

 

Ever Wonder? What is the Right Amount of Wine to Pour into a Glass?

Pouring the ‘right’ amount of wine into a wine glass can actually enhance your enjoyment of the wine.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/7/23/ever-wonder-what-is-the-right-amount-of-wine-to-pour-into-a-glass

15 Things You Should Know About Dom Pérignon

These 15 facts will convince anyone you’re a Dom Pérignon expert.

https://vinepair.com/articles/14-facts-dom-perignon-champagne/

 

The Land of Barolo Produces Surprisingly Ageworthy White Wines

Read on to learn about the native grapes that excel in their select growing areas and should be on every wine lover’s radar.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/26/piedmont-white-wine/

What to Ask At a Wine Tasting

No matter how much you know about wine, there is always something more to learn.

http://vivatysons.com/blog/2021/07/25/what-to-ask-at-a-wine-tasting/

 

Mycotoxins in red wine: Occurrence and risk assessment

There are no legal regulations on the content of other mycotoxins in wine,

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/07/25/mycotoxins-in-red-wine-occurrence-and-risk-assessment/

 

The Truth About Gluten-Free Wine

So what gives? If wine has gluten in it, how can he possibly drink it?

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/debunking-gluten-free-wine/

 

Barbaresco: One of Italy’s Greatest Wines

For centuries, Barbaresco wine was seen as the little cousin of Barolo, and its depth and taste didn’t receive many accolades.

https://www.fb101.com/2021/07/barbaresco-one-of-italys-greatest-wines/

 

The 15 Best Hard Tea Flavors, Tasted and Ranked

To uncover the best in this up-and-coming category, VinePair’s team of thirsty panelists cracked open dozens of cans of hard teas

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/15-best-hard-tea-flavors/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5de27899c4-JULY_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5de27899c4-38937345&mc_cid=5de27899c4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Can ‘Do-Nothing Farming’ Produce Quality Wine?

A handful of brave winemakers are taking low-intervention winegrowing a step further.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/can-do-nothing-farming-produce-quality-wine/

 

 

How Wineries Can Capitalize on Clubhouse

Clubhouse has introduced a new wave of social audio since its launch in March 2020.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/07/27/wineries-on-clubhouse

 

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo: Italy’s serious rosé

The rosé wine of Abruzzo – the region east of Rome on the Adriatic coast – is made from the red Montepulciano grape,

https://www.decanter.com/decanter-best/cerasuolo-dabruzzo-italys-serious-rose-444186/

 

Yes! Tahiti has its own wine!

Vin de Tahiti is produced from grapes grown in the heart of the South Pacific.

https://www.tropicaltravelgirl.com/yes-tahiti-has-its-own-wine/

 

IS WINE LOSING ITS HOLD ON YOUNGER ADULTS?

Younger adults of legal drinking age (LDA) are shifting to other alcohol categories, or out of the alcohol space altogether.

https://www.wineintelligence.com/is-wine-losing-its-hold-on-younger-adults/

Meet The New Frozen Wine Cocktails That Aren’t Frosé

For years, frosé has thrived in the frozen beverage scene without any apparent competition, but it may have finally met its match

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/frozen-wine-cocktails

 

“It’s terrible”: after frosts, Champagne vineyards hit by fungus

In total, half of the harvest will be lost,

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Champagne vineyards in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France, April 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone April 14, 2021 . REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

https://kfgo.com/2021/07/27/its-terrible-after-frosts-champagne-vineyards-hit-by-fungus/

 

All You Need to Know About the Italian Wine Sassicaia

There is always a history behind a beautiful creation, especially in Italy.

https://www.feast-magazine.co.uk/hospitality/food-drink/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-italian-wine-sassicaia-31212

 

Ancient Roman ship laden with wine jars discovered off Sicily

The discovery was described by the Sicilian authorities as one of the most important archaeological finds of recent years.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/28/ancient-roman-ship-discovered-off-coast-of-sicily

 

9 of the Best Beer Cocktails for Summer

These nine drinks are the best for beer lovers to cool off with this summer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-beer-cocktails-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8c2a844177-JULY_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8c2a844177-38937345&mc_cid=8c2a844177&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is Tequila a Stimulant?

Sure, you may feel like tequila is giving you more energy than other spirits, but a lot of this is purely psychological.

https://vinepair.com/articles/is-tequila-a-stimulant/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8c2a844177-JULY_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8c2a844177-38937345&mc_cid=8c2a844177&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Sulfites, Legs and Other Misinformation Campaigns in Wine

As with diet advice and vaccine science, wine professionals aren’t immune to the human tendency to cling to misinformation.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/29/wine-myths-misinformation-truth/

 

 

Italian consortium successfully opposes BROSECCO

The consortium is the institution officially recognised under EU law as coordinating and managing the protected designation of origin (PDO) Prosecco

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=eea4f081-7e2d-41f9-bd75-f597c2cd6ead

 

Champagne growers scrap 100-year vine-distancing rule

A century-old rule governing the distance between vines, sparking fierce resistance from traditionalists.

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-spaced-champagne-growers-scrap-year.html

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 08-02-21

August 2, 2021

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Buying Beer

Is Wine Empty Calories?

 

This is the reason why wine tastes better with cheese

According to the study, snacking on cheese before sipping wine improves the flavors and aroma of both reds and whites.

https://www.standard.co.uk/reveller/foodanddrink/this-is-the-reason-why-wine-tastes-better-with-cheese-a3377416.html

10 scientific reasons you should drink more wine

It’s essentially MAGIC in a bottle

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a36707/10-scientific-reasons-you-should-drink-more-wine/

Couples That Drink Together Stay Together

Researchers found this result is particularly true when the female in the couple drinks and the male does not.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/research-couples-that-drink-together-stay-together/

 

9 Tricks To Find A Good, Cheap Bottle Of Wine

We’re not just talking about a wine that is drinkable, we’re talking about a wine that you genuinely enjoy drinking, and want to drink again and again.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-tricks-to-find-a-good-cheap-bottle-of-wine/

 

6 Facts About Chardonnay For Lovers And Haters

Chardonnay is still the most popular grape variety in the United States, and the most widely planted white wine grape across the world.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/6-facts-about-chardonnay-for-lovers-and-haters/

 

Judge Advances Class Action Over ‘Mislabeled’ Wine

To claim that a wine comes from a particular state, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau requires at least 75% of the wine be derived from fruit grown in that state.

https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-advances-class-action-over-mislabeled-wine/

 

A Wine Glass Shattering at 187,500 FPS Reveals the Destruction in Excruciating Detail

You can actually shatter a wine glass with sound, and in extreme slo-mo, it’s surprisingly beautiful.

https://gizmodo.com/a-wine-glass-shattering-at-187-500-fps-reveals-the-dest-1847305522

Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021

The world’s number-one Italian sparkling wine and vermouth brand, from family-owned Bacardi — announced that all of its Asti grape suppliers are on track to being certified sustainable in 2021

https://sustainablebrands.com/read/supply-chain/martini-asti-to-be-made-from-100-sustainable-grapes-by-end-of-2021

All the Grapes Used in Champagne, Explained

Did you know that there are actually seven permitted varieties that can be grown in Champagne?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/18/champagne-grapes-guide/

 

How to Slow Grape Ripening for Better Wine Using Chromatography

The secret is not only in the grapes, but also how they’re ripened.

https://www.chromatographytoday.com/news/hplc-uhplc/31/breaking-news/how-to-slow-grape-ripening-for-better-wine-using-chromatography/55712

 

Meet Italy’s top wine consultant, who counts the Pope as his client

Cotarella has a trove of stories to share: about his own family, about old vineyards that he looks after, rich clients, politicians like Massimo D’Alema, the Catholic Church and viticulture in Israel and the Palestinian Territories – which is a peace project for him.

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/people/2021/07/18/a-star-at-home-italy039s-top-wine-consultant-counts-the-pope-as-his-client

Confusing Sweetness and Fruitiness in Wine

While our brain naturally associates fruit aromas and flavors with sweetness, they are often not directly associated with each other when it comes to wine.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/7/16/confusing-sweetness-and-fruitiness-in-wine

 

 

Guide to Growing Your Own Wine Grapes

Starting a backyard vineyard is an involved—but not impossible—process.

https://modernfarmer.com/2021/07/a-beginners-guide-to-growing-your-own-wine-grapes/

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico

Few Italian wines trigger nostalgia in American consumers like Chianti.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/01/29/beginners-guide-chianti-chianti-classico/

 

 

The Real Reason Why Corona Is Served With Lime

There are several versions of the origin story for this classic pairing, and it’s anybody’s guess which one is actually true.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-corona-lime/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=297be559a4-JULY_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-297be559a4-38937345&mc_cid=297be559a4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

9 Things You Should Know About Cutwater Spirits

Bought by Anheuser-Busch to capitalize on nationwide distribution and marketing. Its sales are reportedly up 640 percent since 2017.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-cutwater-spirits-rtd-canned-cocktails-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=297be559a4-JULY_19_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-297be559a4-38937345&mc_cid=297be559a4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Guide to Armenia, One of the World’s Oldest Wine Regions

Here’s what you need to know about Armenia’s vinous renaissance.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/19/armenia-wine-guide-grapes-regions/

 

Everything you need to know about vegan-friendly wines

If you’re a practicing vegan, you need to know what’s in your wine glass.

https://www.vogue.in/culture-and-living/content/vegan-friendly-wines-in-india-top-brands

 

Saliva and wine

If you’re sensible as well as squeamish, you will not have peered too closely into a winetaster’s spittoon.

https://winemag.co.za/wine/opinion/tim-james-saliva-and-wine/

 

 

This Is the Most Popular Liquor in Your State, According to Data

Americans have some strong opinions when it comes to what they like to drink, MA may surprise you!

https://bestlifeonline.com/news-most-popular-liquor-state/

The Difference Between Heineken and Stella Artois, Explained

Heineken and Stella Artois, two brands that swept Europe with their flagship pale lagers and iconic yet controversial green glass bottles, have become omnipresent in bars and restaurants around the globe.

https://vinepair.com/articles/heineken-vs-stella-artois-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22a5b85868-JULY_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22a5b85868-38937345&mc_cid=22a5b85868&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What Does ‘Linear’ Mean in Wine?

When it comes to descriptive wine words, the term “linear” can be confusing.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/20/linear-wine-definition/

Biden to Take on Big Wine

Anti-competitive practices in the wine trade are coming under the government microscope – so be warned.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/07/biden-to-take-on-big-wine

 

After the storms – do organic rules need to be rethought?

After a lengthy period of conversion, once you are accredited as farming organically, you have to keep to the rules, or give up your status.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/after-storms-do-organic-rules-need-be-rethought

 

 

This Wine Is Infused with the Sound of More Than 500 Musicians

Wineries could soon be recommending Led Zeppelin for a zingier wine and Chopin for a more robust wine.

https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/this-wine-is-infused-with-the-sound-of-more-than-500-musicians/

 

Why Do People Fall In Love With One Particular Wine?

Brand loyalty is fostered through product features that satisfy consumer needs, brand reputation, and trust that the brand will continue to perform.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/pyschology-of-wine/

What Rhode Island restaurants have the best wine selections?

Seventeen Rhode Island restaurants have been named to Wine Spectator’s 2021  Restaurant Awards which honors the world’s best wine lists.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/entertainment/dining/2021/07/21/best-wine-lists-17-ri-restaurants-say-wine-spectator/7846469002/

 

The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners

We’ve rounded up a short starter guide of Italian wines you must try – top to bottom, and east to west.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-best-italian-red-wines-for-beginners/

 

Is Wine Empty Calories?

Nutrition expert presents evidence that shows polyphenols found in red wine might burn extra calories during meals

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-wine-empty-calories-a-spanish-researcher-argues-no

 

Why Canned Cocktails Are The Hottest Wedding Trend Of The Season

Single serves are effortless, requiring no mixing or cleanup.

 

https://www.brides.com/canned-cocktails-wedding-drink-trend-5193206

 

 

A 6-foot Easter Island statue, made out of wine corks?

Spoiler alert, he doesn’t drink. All that wine never touched his lips.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/2021/07/22/louisville-man-makes-easter-island-moai-statue-with-wine-corks/7949032002/

Here’s to plants that make your beer taste great

Four ingredients are needed to produce beer: water, yeast, hops and barley or some other grain..

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/garden/2021/07/23/How-your-beer-was-grown-hops-barley-Penn-State-2021/stories/202107230003

 

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Buying Beer

Five most common mistakes people make when buying beer and how to fix them to upgrade your brews.

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7911133/mistakes-youre-making-when-buying-beer/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Calvados

While Normandy, France, may invoke visuals of D-Day or the island abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, it should also conjure a few delicious images: creamy cheeses, dry cider and most prominently, Calvados.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/22/calvados-french-apple-brandy-guide/

 

To Attract More Drinkers, Wine Needs Clearer Labels

Every wine brand has its own exclusive communications medium, which is the packaging.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/14/clear-wine-labels/

 

The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-limoncello-recipe-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f68afe5db7-July_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f68afe5db7-38937345&mc_cid=f68afe5db7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Benjamin Franklin

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