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Liquor Industry News 11-25-19

November 25, 2019

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11-25-2019

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

15 of the Best Craft Whiskeys Under $60, Tasted and Ranked

What’s Your Sign? Matching Wine To Your Zodiac

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

THIS US STARTUP IS MAKING VODKA FROM CO2

The spirit made from air contains “no impurities, no carbohydrates, no sugar,” and “no gluten,” and is carbon negative

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/this-us-startup-is-making-vodka-from-co2/

 

GEOGRAPHIC INDICATION APPROVED FOR HIGH ALTITUDE MENDOZA SUB-REGION

San Pablo is located on the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River, on the right bank, consequently the soil has a high pebble content as well as other calcareous materials.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/geographic-indication-approved-for-high-altitude-mendoza-sub-region/

 

New Guinness

Diageo has unveiled Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels, the second barrel-aged release from the company’s Baltimore brewery. The 10% abv ale is blended from Guinness’ barrel-aged Barleywine and Imperial Stout and is meant to bring together two bold, rich beers into one new complex experience, according to the company. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels will begin rolling out for a limited time on November 15 and will be available across the U.S. The beer will retail at $20 a 4-pack of 11.2-ounce bottles.

 

Orange Juice Is an All-American Cocktail Mixer With a Terrible Reputation

From the start of the singles bar scene in the 1960s until the late 1990s, orange juice dominated the mixed-drink game. It featured in popular classics and new cocktails created during this time.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-orange-juice-cocktails-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cf6b7ad310-NOV_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-cf6b7ad310-38937345&mc_cid=cf6b7ad310&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

TTB bottle size plans would ‘harm consumers’

The TTB has been seeking public comments for its proposals to eliminate certain standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/11/ttb-bottle-size-plans-would-harm-consumers/

Who buys the wine? Research reveals how consumers make choices for groups

When tasked with making choices for a big group, like selecting wine for the table, independent people typically make choices that more strongly reflect their own preferences

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-wine-reveals-consumers-choices-groups.html

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Need to pick up a present or two for the wine lovers in your life?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/11/holiday-gift-guide-2019-best-gifts-wine-lovers/

Lidl has launched the first ever wine tasting in the dark event in London

The chain believes wine lovers will find quality wine without choosing their bottle based on price or appearance

https://www.mylondon.news/whats-on/food-drink-news/lidl-launched-first-ever-wine-17235728

The ideal wine for Thanksgiving dinner? It’s complicated

Three things I do know about wine on this holiday:

https://wtop.com/holidays/2019/11/the-ideal-wine-for-thanksgiving-dinner-its-complicated/

9 Mexican wine brands you should try

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, too.

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/11/9-mexican-wine-brands-you-should-try/

What’s Really in your Glass? Transparency, Accountability & Wine

It is interesting – and maybe a problem – that wine and other alcoholic beverages are for the most part exempt from nutritional reporting.

https://wineeconomist.com/2019/11/12/transparency/

The Dos and Don’ts of Wine Labels

Whether you scan a retail shelf, wine app or website, the design of a label jumps out at you and makes a quick impression, but not always a good one.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/12/wine-labels-good-bad/

What’s Your Sign? Matching Wine To Your Zodiac

This list of wine zodiac signs offers a new way to pair wines to complement the stars.

https://winefolly.com/update/wine-zodiac-matching/

Five Lesser-Known White Wines You Should Try

Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc dominate American white wine purchases. In 2018, these three grape varieties accounted for 102 million 9-liter cases of the total 147.6 million cases of white wine sold, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis data. That’s an astonishing 69 percent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-lesser-known-white-wines-you-should-try/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38ba6d2326-NOV_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38ba6d2326-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-38ba6d2326-38937345&mc_cid=38ba6d2326&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW THE LOIRE’S SMALL PRODUCERS ARE CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY

When you think of French wine, what springs to mind first?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/11/how-loires-smaller-producers-are-championing-sustainability/

All About Tempranillo Wine in Just About Two Minutes

Tempranillo is an experience to behold.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/tempranillo-wine-facts/

 

Four Loko High-ABV Hard(er) Seltzer Is Here

The “hardest hard seltzer in the universe” has arrived.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/four-loko-hard-seltzer-launches/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09a9420525-NOV_14_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09a9420525-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-09a9420525-38937345&mc_cid=09a9420525&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Kate Hudson Enters Spirits Market With New King St. Vodka Label

Hollywood star Kate Hudson has teamed with spirits entrepreneur David Kanbar to create King St., a new corn-based vodka. The brand will be marketed squarely toward women, who the founders believe remain under-targeted within the category despite comprising the majority of consumption. Kanbar previously co-created Skinnygirl with Bethenny Frankel (which was eventually sold to Beam Suntory), and co-founded Bulldog Gin (now part of Campari). He’s now CEO of Brand House Wines & Spirits, of which King St. will be a part.

King St. is named for Hudson’s old block in New York City. “I want to have the cleanest vodka out there,” Hudson told SND. “It’s seven times distilled and made from non-GMO corn. It’s everything I could think of to want as a consumer.” Hudson describes the brand as modern and accessible, and the floral label, with its art deco inspired typography, is based on her own ideas and sketches. The 43% abv liquid is produced by Cutler’s Artisan Spirits in Santa Barbara, California.

The initial launch is narrowly tailored, with Southern Glazer’s distributing King St. to BevMo stores throughout California, where it will retail at $25 a 750-ml. In the near future, the founders say, the brand will expand to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

What Are Grape Clones?

A grape clone is a cutting taken from an existing grape vine that’s grafted onto rootstock.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/13/what-are-grape-clones/

 

Enjoy getting to know the Spanish custom of aging its wines

Spain delays the sale of wine, allowing time to mature in vast cellars and arrive at your table with optimum flavor and texture just in time for dinner.

https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20191113/enjoy-getting-to-know-the-spanish-custom-of-aging-its-wines

 

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Announces Its First “UNESCO Vintage” and Promises High Quality

An exceptional qualitative harvest for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. concluded in mid-October.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/11/14/conegliano-valdobbiadene-announces-first-unesco-vintage?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=d46a59a488-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_14_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-d46a59a488-64683881

 

15 of the Best Craft Whiskeys Under $60, Tasted and Ranked

Craft” is a contested term in the spirits world. For some, the word connotes quality; for others, quantity; and still, for others, it’s merely marketing.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/15-best-craft-whisky-distilleries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8e46795eb0-NOV_15_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8e46795eb0-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8e46795eb0-38937345&mc_cid=8e46795eb0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Pair Wine with Fennel

You’ll find great pairings at the overlap of fennel and wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/14/how-to-pair-wine-with-fennel/

How to Become the Wise Grown-Up Who Buys a Whole Case of Wine

Most wine shops offer case discounts, and many will run promotions where you can sample a wine and you get the best price if you buy a solid case of that particular bottle.

We offer 20% off on 12 750mls!

https://www.thekitchn.com/buy-wine-case-tips-265821

The Best Wine for Thanksgiving Is Lambrusco

This oft-misunderstood Italian wine is having a moment. And that moment is on our 2019 Thanksgiving table.

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/best-wine-for-thanksgiving-is-lambrusco-fizzy-red-wine-pairing-article

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines

Tribes in California, New Mexico, Utah and British Columbia have created small, successful and critically acclaimed brands.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/11/15/behind-the-rise-of-native-american-wines/

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 11-23-19

November 23, 2019

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