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Liquor Industry News 07-26-21

July 26, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-26-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 More Things Everyone Should Know About American Wine Labels

Treasury launches into hard seltzer category

The New Rules of Wine Glasses? There are No Rules.

 

Exploring the Global Footprint of Italy’s Star Grape

Sangiovese currently accounts for about 10% of Italy’s total grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/12/09/italy-grape-sangiovese-guide/

 

 

No kick from shampanskoye: new law falling flat at upscale Moscow bars

These are confounding times for the Russian capital’s fine wine and champagne bars

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/10/shampanskoye-moscow-wine-bars-defiant-over-bubbly-law-french-champagne-labelled-sparkling-vladimir-putin

French minister strongly backs Champagne producers over new Russian law on fizz

Champagne producers were blindsided by the new Russian law on fizz passed by Vladimir Putin,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/french-minister-strongly-backs-champagne-producers-over-new-russian-law-on-fizz/

 

Labeling Australian Prosecco

Today there are 120ha of Prosecco planted across 11 Australian regions,

https://www.decanter.com/learn/labelling-australian-prosecco-ask-decanter-461159/

Molson Coors Kills Off Coors Seltzer

Now, in the heat of the summer, a major name is getting out of the game.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/coors-seltzer-ceases-production/

 

The 16 Best Hard Kombuchas (2021)

Brewed from a base of tea and sugar and fermented with yeast and bacteria, hard kombucha is gaining traction

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-hard-kombuchas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1248f0b1e1-JULY_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1248f0b1e1-38937345&mc_cid=1248f0b1e1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Not Invited to Cool Kids’ Party

Wine is getting outplayed in the race to reach new consumers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/07/wine-not-invited-to-cool-kids-party

 

The New Rules of Wine Glasses? There are No Rules.

During shutdowns, our homes became casual, judgment-free spaces where our interpretations reshaped our connection to what and how we eat and drink.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/12/wine-glasses-rules/

 

EXPERTS BUST ‘ROMANTIC’ WINE MYTH YOU PROBABLY STILL BELIEVE

Did you know 99% of wine should be consumed the day you buy it or shortly after?

https://www.dmarge.com/2021/07/romantic-wine-myth-busted.html

 

Making your mark – the curious world of drinks patents

The colorful world of drinks patents, from Veuve Cliquot’s signature yellow shade to the ‘beerbrella’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/making-your-mark-the-curious-world-of-drinks-patents/

The Italian Grapes Making Their Mark in California

It’s no surprise that grapes with Italian origins have taken root in California.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/17/best-california-wine-italian-grapes/

What’s the Difference Between Light Rum and Dark Rum?

With rum, there is relatively little universal regulation, so many producers get away with labeling bottles misleadingly.

https://vinepair.com/articles/difference-between-light-and-dark-rum/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=421d4f5f3e-JUL_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-421d4f5f3e-38937345&mc_cid=421d4f5f3e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Treasury launches into hard seltzer category

Two canned hard seltzers – a lime bitters, and raspberry and black pepper – in order to appeal to a younger generation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/treasury-launches-into-hard-seltzer-category/

 

Israel’s Negev Desert could help winegrowers survive climate change

Traditional winegrowing regions struggling with drought and wildfires as a result of climate change are looking to vineyards in the barren Negev desert for guidance.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/israeli-desert-could-hold-the-secret-to-wine-surviving-climate-change/

Colored Wine Glasses Are Making a Comeback

It’s no secret that vintage-inspired furniture and antique home decor are all the rage, and our glassware is following suit.

https://www.purewow.com/home/colored-wine-glasses

The Mysteries of the Mousse

When a glass of sparkling wine is poured, tiny fibres in the glass form ‘bubble nurseries’

https://timatkin.com/the-mysteries-of-the-mousse/

 

Here are the four types of palates for wine drinkers

Truth is, there is hard evidence we all taste things differently. God made us that way.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/2021/07/13/here-four-types-palates-wine-drinkers/7954865002/

 

 

Saint-Emilion Wine Classification in Question After Châteaux Cheval Blanc and Ausone Quit

In a move that’s upsetting tradition in the Bordeaux region, two prestigious producers have pulled out of the Saint-Emilion wine classification system.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/cheval-blanc-ausone-quit-saint-emilion/

 

Millennials are turning to non-alcoholic beer, but nutritionists stress it’s not a health drink

Many non-alcoholic beers have been marketed as an option for health-conscience people who enjoy the taste of beer, but don’t want the aftereffects of alcohol.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/non-alcoholic-beer-health-benefits-calories-polyphenols-workout/

 

New Vodka

Finlandia vodka is introducing a new Botanical range of 30% abv bottlings in Cucumber & Mint and Wildberry & Rose flavors. Retailing at $16 a 750-ml., the newcomers have no artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or added sugars, and are gluten-free, with 73 calories a serving. Recommended with sparkling water, tonic, or lemonade, they’re currently available now in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, ahead of a larger rollout. Finlandia is part of the Brown-Forman portfolio.

 

 

Pussycat Dolls singers front hard seltzer launch

Available in four variants – cherry, cranberry raspberry, lemon lime, and mango – the range is made from 100% ‘natural’ ingredients, is free from sugar and carbohydrates, and contains 85 calories per can.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/07/pussycat-dolls-singers-front-hard-seltzer-launch/

 

Consumer Study by Drizly Paints Picture of How Americans will Buy and Enjoy Alcoholic Beverages

Surprisingly, less than a third of adults surveyed could accurately describe what hard seltzer is.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/consumer-study-by-drizly-paints-picture-of-how-americans-will-buy-and-enjoy-alcoholic-beverages-as-new-normal-takes-hold-301333785.html

 

Good #ucking Wine Wins WSWA Wine Brand Battle

In 2019, the Supreme Court ruled on a profanity case and determined that profanity could in fact be trademarked.

https://bevnewsonline.com/good-fucking-wine-wins-wswa-wine-brand-battle/

 

How to Select Wine for Your Wedding

Your wine selection can really make or break your reception (and budget).

https://www.brides.com/how-to-pick-wine-for-wedding-5192394

 

‘Witchcraft’ practices of Biodynamics

Biodynamic farming is being damned by a group of Italian scientists who have started a petition, claiming that the practice is witchcraft.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/turner-witchcraft-biodynamics/

Portuguese producer Sogrape co-develops kit to restore sense of smell in Covid patients

An all-natural kit to help retrain the sense of smell in patients with olfactory diseases such as Covid-19.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/portuguese-producer-sogrape-co-develops-kit-to-restore-sense-of-smell-in-covid-patients/

 

Labeling affects recyclability of your aluminum beer cans

Used aluminum drink cans can be recycled and back on shelves as new drink cans in as little as 60 days.

https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/packaging-distribution/labeling-affects-recyclability-of-your-aluminum-beer-cans/

 

6 More Things Everyone Should Know About American Wine Labels

Terminology on US wine labels is not as concrete as it may seem.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/6-more-things-everyone-should-know-about-american-wine-labels/360

 

How is the term “estate” regulated on wine labels in the U.S.?

In order to call a wine “estate bottled,” specific criteria must be met

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-is-estate-wine-term-regulated-55175

 

New Non Alcohol Wines

New Zealand’s Giesen Winery is adding to its non-alcohol wine range. Giesen’s new entries include a New Zealand 0% Rosé and 0% Pinot Gris. Both are launching first in New Zealand, and the 0% Rosé will be coming to the U.S. in early 2022. They join the original Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc ($15) in the range. “There has been tremendous response to Giesen’s non-alcohol wines. The 0% Sauvignon Blanc exceeded our forecast and expectations, showing the clear consumer demand for high-quality offerings in the NA category,” said Mark Giordano, president of Giesen’s importer Pacific Highway Wines.

 

 

11 Of the Best Boozy Ice Pops for Summer, Tasted and Ranked

The category — though still growing — is already vast, with bases ranging from wine and beer, to rum, agave spirit, and vodka.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/11-best-boozy-ice-pops/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1e7c27fa88-July_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1e7c27fa88-38937345&mc_cid=1e7c27fa88&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

They want to age wine in the ocean off Santa Barbara

Even in a state known for wine innovation and a willingness to embrace new fads, it was a quirky idea: aging bottles of wine at the bottom of the ocean, about a mile off Santa Barbara.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-15/column-they-serve-no-wine-before-its-brined-in-ocean-plunge-but-state-pops-sea-cellar-cork

 

‘Sunshine in a Bottle’: 10 of Our Favorite Limoncellos

Il Tramonto Limoncello; $20, 89 points.

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https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/16/best-italian-limoncellos/

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-19-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Use Cynar, According to Bartenders

9 Things You Should Know About High Noon Hard Seltzer

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

 

Croatia and Italy renew feud over prošek and prosecco wines

Prošek, which is made using dried grapes, originated in the Dalmatia region

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/02/croatia-and-italy-renew-feud-over-prosek-and-prosecco-wines

 

Spicy Red Wine Quick Guide

There are a number of reasons why a wine might taste spicy or piquant.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/spicy-red-wine-quick-guide/

 

 

Here’s a look at every US president’s favorite drink

Not every president had strong ties to an alcoholic beverage

https://news.lee.net/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/heres-a-look-at-every-us-presidents-favorite-drink/article_5bfeb390-da76-11eb-bfdb-bb018e43e4cb.html

Could Italy’s Alto Piemonte region be the new Barolo?

Alto Piemonte offers high altitude vineyards, clay soils and significant diurnal temperature variation

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/could-italys-alto-piemonte-region-be-the-new-barolo/

 

The Difference Between Samuel Adams and Sierra Nevada Beers, Explained

Sierra Nevada Brewing and Samuel Adams, two brands arguably responsible for pioneering America’s craft brewing industry and forging the path for independent brewers

https://vinepair.com/articles/samuel-adams-vs-sierra-nevada-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9eb46c0161-JUL_6_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9eb46c0161-38937345&mc_cid=9eb46c0161&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cutwater

San Diego, California-based Cutwater Spirits is adding a Piña Colada to its line-up of ready-to-drink cocktails. The new release is made with the distillery’s Bali Hai Rum and coconut cream liqueur and is at 13% abv. It joins Cutwater’s more than 20 canned cocktails and the recently launched Vodka Transfusion. Cutwater Piña Colada is available now nationwide in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Acquired by Anheuser-Busch in 2019, Cutwater more than doubled in size last year, reaching more than 700,000 9-liter case equivalents, according to Impact Databank.

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How Beaujolais Nouveau Won (And Lost) Generations of U.S. Drinkers

Industry experts project a 25% drop in Beaujolais Nouveau sales in the U.S., according to a 2020 Euronews report.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/06/beaujolais-nouveau-celebrated/

 

10 things you should know about Rioja

Quick guide to the famous northern Spanish wine region of Rioja.

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/10-things-you-should-know-about-rioja-461101/

 

Did lead poisoning cause downfall of Roman Empire?

As the Reactions video points out, the ancient Romans loved their lead.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/did-lead-poisoning-cause-downfall-of-roman-empire-the-jury-is-still-out/

 

This Missouri Wine Region Dreams of Becoming the Midwestern Napa Valley

Before Napa Valley was a household name, the Missouri River Valley was the capital of the American wine industry.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/missouri-winemakers-midwest-wineries

 

Bottled Ready-To-Drink Aperol Spritz Cocktails Hitting Select States Soon

Now, Aperol has entered the RTD market, with its orange-flavored boozy concoction hitting shelves in select states

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/aperol-spritz-rtd-cocktails/

 

When The Mountains Turn Blue: The Story Behind Coors’ Color-Changing Labels

In a stroke of marketing genius, the brand launched a new line of products with labels that changed color when refrigerated to the optimal temperature.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coors-light-color-changing-label-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f44592be1f-JULY_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f44592be1f-38937345&mc_cid=f44592be1f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five of the lowest calorie wines in the world

Is the calorie content of your plonk important to you?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/five-of-the-lowest-calorie-wines-in-the-world/

 

New JD

Jack Daniel’s is adding Tennessee Apple Fizz to its line of Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails. Made with the brand’s eponymous whiskey, the new RTD is at 7% abv and joins Tennessee Whiskey & Cola and Tennessee Whiskey, Honey & Lemonade in the lineup. It’s priced at $13 a 4-pack and is available now in 16 U.S. states including California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, among others. Jack Daniel’s first launched the spirits-based RTD line in June of last year.

 

9 Connecticut liquor and spirits distilleries to visit

From moonshine to flavored liqueur, here are some of Connecticut’s distilleries.

https://www.ctinsider.com/things-to-do/article/Connecticut-distilleries-to-visit-16298359.php

 

Bacardí gets fruity with new tropical rum

Bacardí Tropical is a white rum flavoured with pineapple, coconut and guava.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/07/bacardi-gets-fruity-with-new-tropical-rum/

 

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

Bottle shock, sometimes called “bottle sickness,” describes a recently packaged or shipped wine that tastes temporarily “dumb,” or with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/11/bottle-shock-taste-real/

 

9 Things You Should Know About High Noon Hard Seltzer

High Noon separates itself by appealing to the better-for-you crowd, including distilled liquor and real juice in its transparent ingredient list.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-high-noon-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5e931987d-JULY_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5e931987d-38937345&mc_cid=a5e931987d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 10 Most-Ordered Drinks From Restaurants, According to Grubhub

After a year of having drinks delivered, it appears that diners are in the mood for flavorful, tropical-inspired libations, as well as traditional favorites like lager

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-ordered-cocktails-restaurants-grubhub/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5e931987d-JULY_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5e931987d-38937345&mc_cid=a5e931987d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

How ‘bat-friendly’ is your favorite tequila?

The biggest threat to tequila isn’t a shortage of agave. It’s a lack of bats

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/how-bat-friendly-is-your-favourite-tequila/

 

The Difference Between Smirnoff and Tito’s, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two pioneering vodka brands compare.

https://vinepair.com/articles/smirnoff-vs-titos-vodkas-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=816cd186e6-July_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-816cd186e6-38937345&mc_cid=816cd186e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Differences Between Barefoot and Yellow Tail, Explained

While both started small with humble roots, Barefoot and Yellow Tail built themselves into powerhouse brands

https://vinepair.com/articles/barefoot-vs-yellow-tail-wines-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=816cd186e6-July_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-816cd186e6-38937345&mc_cid=816cd186e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Older drinkers prefer screwcaps to corks, finds Wine Intelligence study

Older consumers in the UK market are the most enthusiastic adopters of screwcap-sealed wines, according to a study commissioned by Wine Intelligence.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/older-drinkers-prefer-screwcaps-to-corks-finds-wine-intelligence-study/

 

How to Use Cynar, According to Bartenders

Artichoke is probably not something you’d expect to taste in a cocktail. But, if your drink is made with Cynar, you may pick up hints of the vegetable’s flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/09/cynar-cocktail-recipes-guide/

 

Titans Create NFL’s First Wine Club

The Tennessee Titans’ latest initiative to raise their standing in the hearts and minds of their fan base includes raising some glasses.

https://www.si.com/nfl/titans/news/tennessee-titans-nfl-wine-club-the-foolish-club

 

Fruits of Labor

American wine’s biggest problem is facing a reckoning.

https://wineandpeace.com/wp-mag/fruits-of-labor/

Rosè from Northern to Southern Italy with the Rosautoctono Movement

It’s a collaboration of 6 different denominations.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2021/07/rosautoctono-movement-of-rosa-wines-of-Italy.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=1eaeaca8ce-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-1eaeaca8ce-294676161

 

 

 

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The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

 

What Is Lambrusco and Why You Need to Drink It This Summer

The Emilia-Romagna region is known for many varietals, but is most famous for Lambrusco.

https://www.delish.com/food/a19781844/what-is-lambrusco/

 

Why We’re Still Drinking Gin & Tonics After 170+ Years

For well over a century, the gin & tonic has reigned as one of the most popular cocktails in the world

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/gin-tonic-history/

 

Wineries continue to enjoy success, growth in the Granite State

Their most popular is Peanut Butter and Jelly wine made with real peanut butter

https://www.unionleader.com/nh/food/wineries-continue-to-enjoy-success-growth-in-the-granite-state/article_9ba64732-23bb-5ba3-9830-988ebc71a351.html

 

The world’s first sommelier was a woman.

We find that the first deity associated with wine and — more significantly — wine service was Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.

https://dobianchi.com/2021/06/25/the-worlds-first-sommelier-was-a-woman/

 

What Makes a Cocktail ‘Skinny’?

A skinny cocktail is any cocktail that is lower in calories than its original version, or a low-calorie cocktail with no full-calorie equivalent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-makes-a-cocktail-skinny/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=11128fbcca-JUNE_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-11128fbcca-38937345&mc_cid=11128fbcca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

To find out which fads are on their way out, we asked 10 of the industry’s top professionals what they think are the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wa-10-wine-pros-worst-trends/

 

Why Aren’t There More 100-point Wines?

Scoring wine has always been something of a contentious issue.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/06/why-arent-there-more-100-point-wines

 

Why did the Ancients Like Salty Wine?

Why was saltwater added to the mixture?

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/wine-0015502

 

Historical Wines of Portugal:

Portugal has an important winemaking sector, currently holding the seventh largest vineyard area in the world and ranking first globally in terms of dedicated share of total planted agricultural area

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/06/27/historical-wines-of-portugal-the-classification-consumer-associations-and-marketing-implications/

 

How Small Label Changes Can Spike or Sink Wine Sales

Winemakers and branding experts shared their insights on which often-surprising minor adjustments have juiced their sales.

https://www.liquor.com/how-label-changes-affect-wine-sales-5190537

 

How Many Carbs Are Found in Wine?

If you’re counting carbs it doesn’t mean you have to cut out wine, at least not altogether

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-many-carbs-in-wine/

 

What Does ‘Bitter’ Mean in Wine?

What does it mean for wine to be bitter, and could it be a good thing?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/bitter-wine-meaning/

 

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery

https://www.miragenews.com/pulling-wisdom-teeth-can-improve-long-term-587029/

 

How Much Does That Wine Bottle Weigh?

What can a wine producer do to improve sustainability and signal it clearly to consumers?

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/06/29/wine-bottle/

 

It’s Nearly Impossible to Get Canadian Wine in the U.S. Here’s Why.

Wineries, importers, trade reps and sommeliers claim 99 reasons why it’s hard to find Canadian wine in the U.S., but quality isn’t one of them.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/canadian-wine-distribution-america/

 

Comprehensive guide to South American wine published

Called The South America Wine Guide, the 528-page book is based on a decade of research and interviews conducted by Barnes while living on the continent.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/comprehensive-guide-to-south-american-wine-published/

 

The 8 Best Vodkas for Moscow Mules, Ranked

Of course, it’s practically a legal requirement to mention that this drink almost single-handedly propelled vodka to becoming the most popular spirit in America.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-moscow-mule/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=beb621de21-JUNE_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-beb621de21-38937345&mc_cid=beb621de21&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Indiana Rye whiskey granted official status

Craft distillers in Indiana scored a big win this week when a new bill was passed allowing distillers to label their product with the term “Indiana Rye” whiskey.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/indiana-rye-whiskey-granted-official-status/

 

Elegant and Crisp: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Central Italy

Central Italy is home to classic white wines made from native grapes that yield dry, delicious pours with character and energy.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/31/central-italy-white-wine-guide/

 

Aromas in Wine: 25 of the Most Common Wine Aromas Explained

When it comes to wine tasting, deciphering the numerous aromas in wine isn’t necessarily easy for everyone

http://www.palmandvine.com/aromas-in-wine-25-of-the-most-common-wine-aromas-explained/

 

The Difference Between Corona and Modelo Beers, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two iconic brands from south of the border stack up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/corona-vs-modelo-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e5fdf0a84-JUNE_24_2021_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e5fdf0a84-38937345&mc_cid=3e5fdf0a84&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why aren’t sulphite levels on wine labels

Hence the lack of what would otherwise be a useful ingredient labelling: frustrating for producers as well as customers.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/sulphur-dioxide-and-sulphites-wine-labels-ask-decanter-458624/

 

Let the USPS ship alcohol. It will help post office finances and raise spirits nationwide.

For decades, winemakers have been legally allowed to ship bottles of wine directly to customers via private shipping companies.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/30/beer-wine-liquor-let-post-office-ship-direct-to-consumers/7789483002/

 

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

In the U.S., organic wine falls into two categories: “organic wine” and “wine made with organically grown grapes.”

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/columnists/2021/06/29/gus-clemens-what-you-getting-organic-wine/5348109001/

 

3 Wine Slush Recipes

Why stop at frosé? Frozen wine cocktails are your new summer go-to.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/brunch-cocktails/frozen-wine-cocktails

 

Franciacorta: A Sparkling DOCG Wine Appellation

Franciacorta still remains undiscovered by many Americans, even by those who love sparkling wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2021/07/01/franciacorta-a-sparkling-docg-wine-appellation/?sh=1b82b12065ed

 

How Daniel Daou has discovered the European soul of Paso Robles

At an elevation of around 650 metres, the property encompasses 280 hectares, of which around 81 is planted to vines.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/daniel-daou-paso-robles/

 

10 Frothy, Delicious Egg White Cocktails to Try

Eggs are famously versatile for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they’re even delicious in cocktails.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-egg-white-cocktails

 

The 12 Best Gins for Gin and Tonics

Gin & Tonics are the coffee of the cocktail world — difficult to fully appreciate at first but once you jump on board, you wonder how you ever lived without them.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-gins-for-gin-and-tonics/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=baeb02c753-July_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-baeb02c753-38937345&mc_cid=baeb02c753&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

A ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages packaged in miniature plastic “nip” bottles went into effect in Mashpee this week, despite objections by liquor store owners.

https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/nip-ban-takes-effect-in-mashpee-despite-objections/article_29467504-790f-5640-a34c-87ccf6fc027a.html

 

“Ingredient Labeling: A Look Back”

Ridge was the first California winery to list every ingredient used in making a wine on all its labels.

https://www.ridgewine.com/about/news/ingredient-labeling-a-look-back-by-paul-draper/

 

THAT’S AMARONE

As a country with thousands of indigenous varieties, Italy’s wine culture runs the depth and breadth of styles.

https://www.gulfshorelife.com/2021/07/01/thats-amarone/

 

‘Champagne sorbet’ dispute sees new court ruling

An ice cream flavor described as ‘Champagne sorbet’ and briefly sold by Aldi Süd in Germany several years ago could have been misleading for consumers, according to the Munich Higher Regional Court.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-sorbet-dispute-sees-new-court-ruling-461227/

 

Americans are drinking smaller amounts of beer with greater alcohol content, says new research

Americans are consuming more craft beer with higher alcohol content but are drinking less beer by volume.

https://www.northcentralpa.com/life/americans-are-drinking-smaller-amounts-of-beer-with-greater-alcohol-content-says-new-research/article_a4bf6168-da2d-11eb-96d7-5b38f85c74ce.html

 

 

The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Now, as tastes begin to stabilize again, the minds behind an app that sells over 10,000 beers are revealing what’s all the rage in beer based on customers’ latest picks.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-most-popular-beer-trends-right-now-say-experts/

 

 

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Red wine, white lies: The wine ‘rules’ we can all be breaking

Why Bacardi Has a Bat for Its Logo

What’s the Tik Tok beer poster trend all about?

 

Austrian Wines launches “ground-breaking” atlas mapping origins of all of its wines

The new atlas, austrianvineyards.com, brings together all of Austria’s legally defined wine origins on a single interactive map, providing detailed information of all of Austria’s wines at a glance.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/austrian-wines-launches-ground-breaking-atlas-mapping-origins-of-all-of-its-wines/

 

What do the lines on red Solo cups mean?

The cup, invented by Robert Hulesman, features three distinct lines that are actually intended to function as measurement lines. The lowest line denotes 1 oz, or a shot of booze.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/what-do-the-lines-on-red-solo-cups-mean/

 

A new drink that reduces brain oxidative stress

Some studies show that flavonoid intake can have a protective effect on human and animal brains.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/06/20/a-new-drink-that-reduces-brain-oxidative-stress/

 

Everything You Need to Know About The Oldest Estate Winery in NYS

Did you know New York State’s oldest estate winery is only about an hour drive away from Downtown Buffalo?

https://stepoutbuffalo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-oldest-estate-winery-in-nys/

 

What Are Chill Filtered-Spirits, And Why Does It Matter?

Chill filtration removes fatty acid esters (FAEs) and other chemical compounds that clump together to create a cloudiness or haze when a spirit is chilled.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/21/chill-filtered-spirits-whiskey-bourbon/

 

American whiskey tariffs: is relief in sight?

In 2018, former US president Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on steel and aluminium from the EU. The EU implemented a 25% tariff on American whiskey and other goods in retaliation.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/06/american-whiskey-tariffs-is-relief-in-sight/

 

How Long Does Boxed Wine Stay Good After Being Opened?

Just like uncorking or unscrewing a bottle, after you’ve “tapped” a box of wine, there is a definitive window of time that the wine will still taste great.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-long-boxed-wine-stay-good/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=02eb4fa136-JUNE_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-02eb4fa136-38937345&mc_cid=02eb4fa136&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How women and German settlers civilized the rum-guzzling 1800s town called Lodi

As with most rural American towns, “respectability” for Lodi came in baby steps.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Women-and-German-settlers-civilized-the-rum-guzzling-1800s-town-called-Lodi

 

Do You Recognize A Faulty Wine? A Fascinating Tasting Organized By VinNatur

Faulty wines are not all that common nowadays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/06/21/do-you-recognize-a-faulty-wine-a-fascinating-tasting-organized-by-vinnatur/?sh=4922c0230dec

 

Quini Unveils New Website

Prospective data clients can experience Quini’s unique sensory data analytics through an interactive experience accessed on the new site home page.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/06/21/quini-unveils-new-website

 

All The Rules Around Drinking Wine & Breastfeeding, Per Doctors

The guidelines for drinking alcohol while pregnant are pretty clear, but what happens after the baby arrives?

https://www.romper.com/parenting/wine-and-breastfeeding

 

8 PERFECT BEER AND FOOD PAIRINGS

Whether it’s watching a game, going out with friends or hosting a BBQ, beer and food go well together.

https://www.intheknow.com/post/perfect-food-and-beer-pairings/

 

10 Things You Should Know About 1792 Bourbon

So, what’s the deal with 1792? Let’s turn back time and learn 10 more things about 1792 Bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-1792-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b3bb0fc84e-JUNE_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b3bb0fc84e-38937345&mc_cid=b3bb0fc84e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Much Every State Taxes Hard Liquor

One thing’s for sure, knowing where taxes are lowest can help vacationers save money while they enjoy their drinks

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/excise-taxes-liquor-every-state/

 

Five Popular Grapes With Different Names Around the World

Here are five popular grapes that have different names depending on where they are grown.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/23/different-grape-names-wine-guide/

 

7 Wine Bottle DIYs for When You Finish That Summer Rosé

Does anyone else feel a twinge of regret whenever you put a glass jar or bottle in the recycling bin?

https://food52.com/blog/26264-wine-bottle-diy-project-ideas

 

Welcome to the World, Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA!

The Palos Verdes Peninsula area—located in the southwestern corner of Los Angeles County—hugs the Pacific Ocean coastline about 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2021/06/19/welcome-to-the-world-palos-verdes-peninsula-ava/

 

What’s the Tik Tok beer poster trend all about?

Social networking platform Tik Tok, the home of questionable millennial dance moves, has birthed another bizarre, but infinitely shareable trend.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/whats-the-tik-tok-beer-poster-trend-all-about/

 

Boozy ice cream infused with Coors Seltzer Orange Cream Pop is on its way

The tasty treat is a collaboration between Coors and frozen dessert company Tipsy Scoop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/boozy-ice-cream-infused-with-coors-seltzer-orange-cream-pop-is-on-its-way/

 

Why Bacardi Has a Bat for Its Logo

While many rum brands display images of beach sceneshula girls, and pirates on their bottles, Bacardi has gone a completely different route with its long standing bat logo.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-bacardi-bat-logo/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=79c43073fd-JUNE_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-79c43073fd-38937345&mc_cid=79c43073fd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Rabbit Ridge Pays Record $810,000 Settlement for Mislabeling Wines

The ATF uncovers violations at the Sonoma County producer that involved 45,000 cases of wine and dated back to 1994.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/rabbit-ridge-pays-record-810000-settlement-for-mislabeling-wines-21071

 

Delicato Family Wines Forges Partnership with Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Delicato Family Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery today announced that  they will come together under one roof,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/06/24/delicato-partnership-with-francis-ford-coppola

 

 

This map shows how much every state taxes wine

Though you likely already consider a variety of factors when purchasing a bottle of wine and judging its relative value, a new study has revealed how much every state taxes wine – and one state is way out in front.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/this-map-shows-how-much-every-state-taxes-wine/

 

Beyond Barolo: Nebbiolo’s New Faces

Barolo may be the most famous and lauded of Nebbiolo’s guises, but other expressions are now climbing the ranks.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/06/beyond-barolo-nebbiolos-new-faces

 

 

5 Great Virtual Wine Classes for All Levels

Both virtual and in-person wine classes abound. Here are a few of my favorites.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-education-classes-virtual

Italian wine consortium pushes for rosé wine emoji

An Italian wine consortium whose aim is to promote and protect Italian rosé wine, specifically Chiaretto di Bardolino, has launched a campaign to urge social media companies to create a pink wine emoji.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/italian-wine-consortium-pushes-for-rose-wine-emoji-460593/

 

The Way We Buy Wine Now

The rise of millennials as wine-buyers has been gradually accelerating online wine-buying, and the pandemic added jet fuel to that trend.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/the-way-we-buy-wine-now

 

New film ‘Sparkling: the story of Champagne’ to release

Champagne and is launching in the UK – with a US debut also on the cards.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-story-of-champagne-film-set-for-release-460561/

 

Red wine, white lies: The wine ‘rules’ we can all be breaking

Well, forget what you know: Wine rules are made to be broken,

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2021/06/red-wine-white-lies-the-wine-rules-we-can-all-be-breaking.html

 

 

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July 2, 2021

07-02-21

New Beer, Wine And Liquor Products


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