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Liquor Industry News 08-08-22

August 8, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

08-08-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

The Challenges and Benefits of Marketing Wine Regions Without a Signature Grape

For many New World or emerging wine regions, a succinct message often comes down to a signature varietal wine on which to stake their claim.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/14/wine-grape-without-region/

The science behind natural wines

The natural wine movement may seem new and trendy, but, winemakers have been making “natural” wine for thousands of years.

https://www.plonkwineclub.com/blogs/stories/the-science-behind-natural-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Smirnoff Ice

While the Smirnoff brand has been around since 1864, it wasn’t until 1999 that Ice was introduced.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-smirnoff-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=89322c707e-July_18_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-89322c707e-38937345&mc_cid=89322c707e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What is vodka made from? The origin story of the most popular liquor in the US

The origin of this popular hard liquor is under debate with Russians and Poles disagreeing over where the liquor got its name

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/food-dining/2022/07/18/how-vodka-is-made/7814632001/

A Wine-Lover’s Guide to Paso Robles: 11 Appellations to Know

Everything is big in Paso Robles—pickup trucks, cowboy hats, bold red blends—but especially the more than 610,000-acre grapegrowing appellation itself.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-paso-robles-11-appellations-to-know/

4 Countries Where South American Sparkling Wine Shines

In South America, bubbles are bursting with grace. Winemakers are creating an array of styles through Charmat and traditional methods using Pinot NoirChardonnay and other varieties.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/south-american-sparkling-wine/

Ouzo 101: An Introduction to Greece’s Celebratory Spirit

Although it has existed for centuries, ouzo reigns as one of the most enigmatic spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/19/ouzo-101-an-introduction-to-greeces-celebratory-spirit/

New Study Links Wine to Better Cognitive Function in Elderly

A Japanese study finds that people over age 75 may benefit from a regular glass of wine

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-study-links-wine-to-better-cognitive-function-in-elderly

Why Do People Christen Ships With Champagne?

What’s the deal with people smashing bottles of champagne on ships?

https://historyofyesterday.com/why-do-people-christen-ships-with-champagne-f4620f34ee52

Confectionery in Japan creates hard candy that tastes like wine

Newlon Confectionery Co. has developed candies made using locally produced wines in support of the local wine industry hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14662676

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

Sulphur has been miscast as a venomous villain: alleged giver of the red wine headache, migraines, sinus, and more.

https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=39674

Inside the Iconic Red Blends of Bolgheri

Located on the Tuscan coast in the province of Livorno, the picture-perfect village of Bolgheri, dominated by its iconic cypress-lined avenue, now turns out some of Italy’s most celebrated wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/20/bolgheri-tuscany-red-wine/

Native Grapes Prosper in Puglia

Known for its white-sand beaches and seemingly endless sunny days, Puglia is the vacationland of Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/21/native-grapes-prosper-in-puglia/

Amalfi lemons under threat from climate change

Italy’s famous Amalfi lemons are on the decline, which could impact the country’s Limoncello business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/amalfi-lemons-under-threat-from-climate-change/

Massachusetts Announces Age Compliance Checks for DtC Shippers

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission in Massachusetts recently announced that they will be conducting Minimum Purchase Age Compliance Checks in retail stores and aimed at direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shippers through December 31, 2022

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/massachusetts-announces-age-compliance-checks-for-dtc-shippers/

You’re Getting Divorced and You Both Want the Wine. What Next?

Sound advice on how to protect your wine collection
https://pix.wine/the-drop/divorce-wine-laws/

How To Pick A Natural Wine, Even If You Know Nothing About It

If the terms pét-nat, glou glou and piquette intimidate you, don’t let them.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-choose-natural-wine_l_62d7fa9fe4b06e213fb95d24

The best things you can do with ‘bad’ wine

Wine is meant to be about pleasure, so when it’s not what it should be it can be a real let down.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/drinks/129326499/the-best-things-you-can-do-with-bad-wine

Does wine help you live longer?

A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away — or does it?

https://www.livescience.com/wine-live-longer

Wine Cocktail Recipes To Impress Your Friends At Your Next House Party

If you ask us, any time is wine o’clock. But there are moments where we’re hankering for a tastier and more potent pick-me-up. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best homemade wine cocktail recipes that are bound to satisfy.

https://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/wine-cocktail-recipes-impress-friends-083008425.html

Which type of beer you should order based on your zodiac sign.

DISCOVER WHICH BREWSKI SUITS YOU BEST, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS.

https://bestlifeonline.com/best-beer-zodiac-sign-news/

The History Of Italy’s Happy Hour, The Aperitivo

The origins of the aperitivo date back to fifth century Greece, where the father of medicine, Hippocrates, blended sweet white wine with absinthe (via Greggio). 

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939110/the-history-of-italys-happy-hour-the-aperitivo/?utm_campaign=clip

The Science Behind Non-Alcoholic Beer and Wine Production

Rising demand for no- and low-alcohol beer and wine is spurring innovation in production methods

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-behind-non-alcoholic-beer-and-wine-production/

Constellation Debuts Woodbridge Wine Soda, Aiming To Attract New Drinkers

Constellation Brands is looking to pioneer a new drinks category with the introduction of Woodbridge Wine Soda. Calling the launch “a first-of-its-kind wine experience in the United States,” the company is rolling out wine sodas in Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, and Orange Soda expressions, all made with California wine and natural flavors and weighing in at 7% abv.

“We know many drinkers want something other than traditional varietal wines, which inspired us to create Woodbridge Wine Sodas to provide consumers with a new way to experience and enjoy wine that is less formal and more fun,” said Woodbridge brand vice president Serena Shrivastava. Billed as having a “flavor-dominant, wine-recessive profile,” the new range is expected to compete against hard seltzers and ultimately bring new consumers into the wine category. Woodbridge Wine Sodas are debuting nationwide in variety six-packs of 250-ml. cans retailing at $11-$13.

Villamagna DOC: Leading the Way for Montepulciano in Abruzzo

Villamagna is a tiny appellation by any measure: 85 hectares, seven producers, two wines (Villamagna DOC and Villamagna DOC Riserva).

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/07/26/villamagna-doc/

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drink Clean Wine

In the U.S., there is no mandatory ingredient or nutrient labeling for wine (aside from alcohol by volume), and many people are shocked to learn that there can be more than grapes in that bottle.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939608/reasons-why-you-shouldnt-drink-clean-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Can You Make Sparkling Wine With a Soda Stream

 

You have a SodaStream. You have wine, but what you really want is sparkling wine. So can you make some in your SodaStream?

https://www.lifesavvy.com/138219/can-you-make-sparkling-wine-with-a-soda-stream/

7 Types of Wine to Know (Even If You’re Just a Casual Drinker)

Shop at a dedicated  a wine store, if possible. While there’s nothing wrong with grocery store vino, a wine shop will have the most varied selection of bottles from small producers. (Plus, the expert help you can get there is indispensable.)

https://www.purewow.com/food/types-of-wine

Piedmont’s Underdog Reds: 5 Native Grapes That Aren’t Nebbiolo

Celebrated for structuredageworthy reds made with Nebbiolo—think Barolo and Barbaresco—and for delicious and fun full-bodied BarberasPiedmont also turns out fascinating reds from other little-known native grapes (some once nearly extinct) chock full of personality.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/piedmonts-underdog-reds-5-native-grapes-that-arent-nebbiolo/

New 1000 Stories

1000 Stories, part of the Concha y Toro-owned Fetzer Vineyards portfolio, is debuting two new wines aged in virgin American oak, American Barrel-Aged Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the two new offerings will roll out in August and October respectively. With the new products, 1000 Stories is also introducing updated packaging across its range, shipping to retailers nationwide in October. Additionally, 1000 Stories has appointed winemaker Sebastian Donoso to lead its winemaking operations. Donoso takes over for founding winemaker Bob Blue, who retired in June.

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

NHL vets Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney, hosts of the #1 hockey podcast in the world, Spittin’ Chiclets, and Barstool Sports have partnered with Labatt USA to launch a new beer brand, Big Deal Brewing.

https://www.fb101.com/labatt-usa-and-barstool-sports-launch-big-deal-brewing/

How to Open a Champagne Bottle Without Spilling a Drop

Here are five steps to open a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine like a pro.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/how-to-open-a-champagne-bottle/

Explore Italy With These 15 Wines

Italian wines are popular worldwide — let’s explore them through these 15 bottles.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/941960/explore-italy-with-these-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

How sweeping reforms will help Champagne handle peaks and troughs in supply and demand

The Champenois have reacted quickly to the changing market and some of the side effects that climate warming is having on grape growing in the appellation, announcing sweeping reforms to the way in which the reserve system operates.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/how-sweeping-reforms-will-help-champagne-handle-peaks-and-troughs-in-supply-and-demand/

The hidden truth of alternative wine bottle formats

Non-glass bottles seem to be the newest thing to talk about.

https://www.hudin.com/the-hidden-truth-of-alternative-wine-bottle-formats/

Understanding Chianti vs Chianti Classico Through Their Tangled Pasts

Trying to understand Chianti vs Chianti Classico is a little like driving in Italy – maddening, frightening, and strangely exhilarating. Also rewarding. Good Chianti wines abound – unraveling the region starts with a swipe through its noble yet tangled past.

https://lmarcher.com/2022/07/27/understanding-chianti-vs-chianti-classico-through-their-tangled-pasts/

How a Salad Bar Disaster Changed the Course of U.S. Wine History

Europeans and Americans have a different definition of organic wine. Here’s why

https://pix.wine/the-drop/american-organic-wine-sulfite/

4 Ways to Pair Wine and Ricotta

An unripened soft cheese, ricotta is endlessly versatile. It’s easy to spread, whip and incorporate into recipes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/27/4-ways-to-pair-wine-and-ricotta/

Scotch and Cheese Pairings are Really a Thing

We don’t know if that is necessarily true or not but some of us do enjoy whiskey as much as we do wine.

https://outvoices.us/food-and-drink/paring-scotch-and-cheese

How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

But if you’re not like me, and you’re looking for an excuse, a reason or a wine-related party theme, here’s a calendar to get you through the rest of the year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabortolot/2022/07/27/when-every-day-is-a-wine-holiday/?sh=5cd0323fc7f0

Everything You Need to Know About Malvasia

Malvasia may not be terribly familiar to many wine lovers, but its contributions are significant.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/everything-you-need-to-know-about-malvasia

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Liquor Industry News 07-25-22

July 25, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

07-25-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

5 Worst Beer Habits for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians

The good news is that there are ways to still enjoy a beer from time to time while you’re also trying to lose weight.

https://www.eatthis.com/worst-beer-habits-for-weight-loss/

The 4 Worst Alcoholic Beverages for Blood Sugar

Before choosing a drink, keep your blood sugar stable by keeping these four drinks in mind.

https://www.eatthis.com/the-4-worst-alcoholic-beverages-for-blood-sugar/

Find out the top 10 wineries of California

A new top 10 list of must-try wineries within California has been identified by ratings and reviews site Yelp.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/find-out-the-top-10-wineries-of-california/

Fortified wine sector to grow following its ‘health benefits’ becoming popular

The fortified wine category is expanding due to the growing demand for premium celebratory drinks with “benefits,” according to a new report.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/fortified-wine-sector-to-grow-following-its-health-benefits-becoming-popular/

Drought emergency declared in Northern Italy

The government of Italy has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Northern Italy due to the severe drought that has been affecting the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/drought-emergency-declared-in-northern-italy/

New documentary explores links between US and Bordeaux wines

Production company E-Studi’Oz is set to launch a documentary investigating the historical links between the US, Bordeaux and its wines, centring around Thomas Jefferson’s role in bringing the two wine regions into a longstanding relationship.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/new-documentary-explores-links-between-us-and-bordeaux-wines/

The Wines of Tiny Luxembourg Make a Big Impression

The second-richest country in the world per capita, Luxembourg is arguably better known for tax breaks than for its rich wine history.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/05/luxembourg-wine-guide/

Higher, cooler, superior: exploring the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene

A Unesco World Heritage site and a DOCG, the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are home to untold riches, says a smitten Nina Caplan, as she uncovers vineyards, restaurants, hotels and tours showcasing the region’s Prosecco Superiore

https://cluboenologique.com/story/conegliano-valdobbiadene-prosecco-superiore-travel-nina-caplan/

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

English whisky, a previously nonexistent category, is growing fast with a flurry of new brands soon to arrive on U.S. shores

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/english-whisky-pay-attention/

Beer could be good for gut microbia, study suggests

Researchers in Portugal have claimed that drinking a beer can improve the composition of intestinal microbiota, which could in turn help to prevent chronic conditions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/beer-could-be-good-for-gut-microbia-study-suggests/

Wines of Abruzzo Series – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo – Italy’s Standout Rosé

Located two hours northeast of Rome, Abruzzo was not just a beautiful juxtaposition of the landscape with rugged mountainsides and the Adriatic Sea.

https://girlsgogrape.com/2022/07/02/wines-of-abruzzo-series-cerasuolo-dabruzzo-italys-standout-rose/

Slow Wine or Industrial Wine?

What To Learn From the Label and Why You Should Care

https://medium.com/@kathy_naturalwineschool/slow-wine-or-industrial-wine-74e40c02b1cd

What Makes A Wine Last More Than Five Years?

Over 90 percent of all wines in the world are made to be consumed within one year, and less than 1 percent of the world’s wines are made to be aged for more than five years.

https://www.pcwinery.com/what-makes-a-wine-last-more-than-five-years/

How Luxury Wines Overcome Stigma at the Grocery Store

Some wines don’t look as good under fluorescent lights, but luxury wines are making strides in improving your grocery store’s wine aisle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-luxury-wines-overcome-stigma-at-the-grocery-store/

Bourgogne Hidden Gem: Petit Chablis 

To understand the wines of Petit Chablis you have to know its soils and how much sun its vineyards get compared to other parts of the wider appellation.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/petit-chablis-burgundy-domaine-yvon-laurent-vocoret/

Oregon Welcomes its 23rd American Viticultural Area (AVA)

Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon, the newest appellation in Oregon and nested American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the Willamette Valley, has received federal recognition as an official AVA.

https://industry.oregonwine.org/press-releases/oregon-welcomes-its-23rd-american-viticultural-area-ava/

How Does Drinking While Flying Impact Your Jet Lag?

You may have heard that, with the help of a drink or two, you’ll be able to sleep for the duration of the flight, thus beating any potential jet lag. But the truth of the matter is that drinking while flying won’t help you beat jet lag; in fact, it’s probably going to make things worse.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinking-alcohol-impact-jet-lag/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d26872b7b9-July_7_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d26872b7b9-38937345&mc_cid=d26872b7b9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Napa Changes Its Rules to Allow Microwineries

Under previous rules, most small, family-owned ventures could not conduct tours or offer tastings of their own wines on their own vineyard property.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/07/07/napa-changes-its-rules-to-allow-microwineries

9 Alternatives to the Wine You Drank in College

The next time you’re exploring new wine options or looking to try something new that compares to one you already know you like, consider these nine widely-available alternatives to the wine you drank in college.

https://vinepair.com/articles/alternatives-to-wine-you-drank-in-college/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6a2d7837-July_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6a2d7837-38937345&mc_cid=5e6a2d7837&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Day in Wine History Launches First Online Magazine for Wine and History Lovers

The magazine offers a unique perspective intersection between wine and history

https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/130259/This-Day-in-Wine-History-Launches-First-Online-Magazine-for-Wine-and-History-Lovers

Everything You Need to Know About Dolcetto

From its perch in Piedmont in northwest Italy, Dolcetto exemplifies the great value and food-friendliness that can be found in a region more famous for pricey Barolo and Barbaresco.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/dolcetto-wine-guide

What Is Low Alcohol Wine?

Learn what makes a wine low ABV and how to choose the best bottle

https://pix.wine/the-drop/low-alcohol-wines/

An avalanche in Italy shows how top Italian wine regions were formed. It also shows how they will be destroyed.

Many of Italy’s greatest northern wine appellations were formed by melting glaciers in the Eocene period more than 30 million years ago.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/07/07/wine-glacier-trentino-trento/

Understanding Loam Soil in Wine

In the world of viticulture, not all soil types are created equal—and although some are deemed easier to cultivate than others, they’re not always a walk in the park for those who farm them.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/08/loam-soil-wine/

Wine Prices Are at an All-Time High, 66% of Grocery Shoppers Say

Drinkers are finding workarounds to save money.


https://www.eatthis.com/news-wine-prices-at-all-time-high-grocery-shoppers-say/

In Finland, Long Drink Is a Cultural Legend With American Ties

Traditionally, long drinks were made with gin, distilled from Finland’s Juniper berries, and grapefruit soda. At the time of origin, lonkero was pre-mixed in bottles and refreshing, not too sweet with just a hint of alcohol.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/07/finland-long-drink/

The Complete Guide to Each of Buffalo Trace’s Elusive Mash Bills

No doubt about it, Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the best known in the whiskey world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/buffalo-trace-mash-bill-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4c4dc0a240-July_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4c4dc0a240-38937345&mc_cid=4c4dc0a240&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How has the vineyard area of the US states changed over the past century?

Note that California is still the top vineyard state, with New York also still near the top. However, back in 1880 Ohio and Missouri had the next two largest areas, but they have now dropped away seriously. In their place, Washington and Oregon have boomed.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/07/how-has-vineyard-area-of-us-states.html

Are Food & Drink Pairings Ridiculous?

No more ridiculous than the world itself.

https://www.everydaydrinking.com/p/food-and-drink-pairings-are-ridiculous

Do you know what zero zero wines are?

The description is the latest marketing phraseology for a subset of natural wines. It means there are zero added yeasts and zero added sulfur, a minimalist approach to winemaking that’s attracting both fans and critics.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/do-you-know-what-zero-zero-wines-are/

9 Best Wine Museums Around the World

At these attractions, visitors can delve into thousands of years of winemaking history, learn about different winemaking regions and toast living history at onsite bars and tasting rooms.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/11/best-winemaking-history-musuems/

Orange Wine Is Older Than Dirt, So Why Is It So Trendy Right Now?

Orange wine originated in the Republic of Georgia, where wine has been made for more than 8,000 years.

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-glow-up/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d9cc79cc6-July_12_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d9cc79cc6-38937345&mc_cid=9d9cc79cc6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New RTD

Dos Equis, part of the Heineken portfolio, is launching a Margarita cocktail made in Mexico with Blanco Tequila. Dos Equis Margarita Classic Lime (10% abv) is now available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans in select markets including New Mexico, New Jersey, Colorado, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Georgia. It will additionally be available in Southern California and Arizona this September.

Is Abruzzo the Next Big Thing for Italian Wine?

From the standpoint of volume, of course, Abruzzo is already a big thing.

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/07/12/abruzzo-overview/

How Sexual Confusion May Be Responsible for Your Favorite Wine

In the past several years, the consequences of climate change have started to become more and more apparent to more and more of the world.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/drink/wine/sexual-confusion-wine-biodynamics-organic/

Want to Know Your Customers Better? Play a Game with Them!

Somm Says is a free digital wine tasting game and market research platform that provides a fun, informative, and educational experience to keep consumers engaged with wine businesses, brands, and professionals.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/07/11/want-to-know-your-customers-better-play-a-game-with-them

22 Substitutes for Marsala Wine

Although some wines can be challenging to track down in the US, Marsala wine has become popular in recent years.

https://asoothingliving.com/substitutes-for-marsala-wine/

Orange Wine: Everything You Need To Know And Probably Didn’t

First, let’s clarify an important misunderstanding that comes up all the time, according to wine professionals: Orange wine is absolutely not made from oranges.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/orange-wine_l_62bf26ace4b014f50a31afec

Everything You Need to Know About Gamay

The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region, where it reaches its peak of quality and expressiveness.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/gamay-wine-grape-variety

New Survey Reveals 40% Of Wine Drinkers Prefer This Sparkling Type

To stake their claim to the wine world, sparkling wines have maintained versatility and variety even amongst themselves.

https://www.tastingtable.com/923434/new-survey-reveals-40-of-wine-drinkers-prefer-this-sparkling-type/

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?

HTTPS://WWW.BEVERAGEDAILY.COM/ARTICLE/2022/07/13/HOW-CAN-THE-US-INCREASE-BEVERAGE-CAN-RECYCLING 

What Does ‘Lush’ Mean in Wine?

Lush “describeswinethat is juicy, plump and rich, but also has depth,”

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/12/what-does-lush-mean-in-wine/

Everything You Need to Know About Gewürztraminer

The Gewürztraminer grape variety produces wines of expressive fruit, spice, and complexity.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/gewurztraminer-wine-everything-to-know

Obscure US Commission Puts All Wine Shipping in Peril

The last few years have seen the US increasingly relax over direct shipping, now that could all slip away.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/07/obscure-us-commission-puts-all-wine-shipping-in-peril

New Tequila

Clase Azul has launched a new luxury Tequila, celebrating the brand’s 25th anniversary. Clase Azul 25 Aniversario Limited Edition is bottled at 40% abv and comes in a 1-liter decanter painted in the brand’s signature cobalt blue and featuring floating dandelion seeds. Only 9,125 bottles of the Reposado Tequila will be available for a suggested price of $500 a bottle.

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

Wine prices have started to surge across the US as inflation and supply-chain issues impact the liquor and wine market.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wine-becomes-latest-victim-inflation-192600946.html?guccounter=1

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The Classic Italian Wines We Swear By

The red wines of Italy may get most of the attention, but the country’s best white wines also often achieve greatness, too.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-italian-wines-we-swear-by

Italy’s Lesser-Known Wine Regions That Need to Be on Your Radar

Italy is home to some of the most familiar, beloved wines in the world. But branching out from the classics can lead to a whole new world of wine discovery.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine-regions/italys-lesser-known-wine-regions

Five Common Beer Faults and How to Recognize Them

In most commercially brewed beers, chances are, the fault is not the brewer’s,

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/17/beer-faults-guide/

How Your Nightly Glass Of Wine Can Ruin Your Teeth!

We’ve all been warned that sugary snacks and acidic fruit juice don’t do our teeth any favours.  But now dentists are warning of another hidden source of damage to our molars alcohol.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/06/how-your-nightly-glass-of-wine-can-ruin-your-teeth-2/

TikTok is Shocked With This Method Of Cleaning Wine Glasses In Dishwashers

We were today years old when we found this out.

https://dengarden.com/news/wine-glass-dishwasher-hack

How to Choose the Right Special-Occasion Wine, According to a Pro

Choosing a special-occasion wine can be a confounding experience. This advice from a top wine professional promises to make it a lot easier.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/our-picks-for-the-worlds-top-special-occasion-wine

Maker of Harpoon beers to acquire Vermont’s Long Trail

The Boston-based maker of the Harpoon family of beers has agreed to buy Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., bringing together two of New England’s most established craft brewers.

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https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/06/18/maker-of-harpoon-beers-acquire-vermonts-long-trail

Wine Word of the Month: Reduction

Is it a fault? Or something you just need to wait out? It depends on the wine.

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https://www.sommselect.com/newsletter/winespeak/

Revised Bottle Bill Likely but Retailers Not Enthused

On Beacon Hill, a measure to “modernize” the familiar bottle deposit law, expanding what’s covered and raising the deposit to 10 cents, is continuing to advance through the legislature. And while there are positives to the measure, not everyone is happy.

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/84336/revised-bottle-bill-likely-retailers-not-enthused

US consumers to spend more on mezcal and Tequila than whiskey 

Americans are set to spend more money on Tequila and mezcal than they will on US whiskey in 2022, according to new data from the IWSR.

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Mezcal “Mexican traditional spirit” Producers, Oaxaca

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/us-consumers-to-spend-more-on-mezcal-and-tequila-than-whiskey/

Why does world wine production always exceed consumption?

Yet, always, year after year, global wine production exceeds consumption, usually by a considerable margin. This has long been known, but rarely discussed; and so it is worth raising the issue again here.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/06/why-does-world-wine-production-always.html

The Half Wine Bottle Deserves Its Moment in the Sun

 I don’t feel the pressure to drink more than I would otherwise want to in an attempt to curb waste.

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-wine-bottle/

Where to go Wine Tasting in Boston

We’ve got the scoop on where to go wine tasting in Boston, Massachusetts!

https://aspiringwinos.com/wine-reviews/where-to-go-wine-tasting-in-boston/

Everything You Need To Know About Volcanic Wines

Like any crop, grapes that produce our favorite red or white wines are significantly impacted by their farming conditions

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]https://www.tastingtable.com/901187/everything-you-need-to-know-about-volcanic-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

The History of the Cocktail Shaker

The cocktail shaker is an essential tool for every mixologist, from novice to certified professional.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-cocktail-shaker/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1998a29ee5-June_21_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1998a29ee5-38937345&mc_cid=1998a29ee5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Social media remains the go-to method for the spirits industry to communicate with consumers. We explore how the landscape of these platforms has developed over the last 12 months, and name our Social Media Hero 2022.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-6/

The medal-winners from the Prosecco Masters 2022

We reveal all the medallists from this year’s Prosecco Masters, with Silvers and Golds awarded to a wide range of expressions, including pink variants, and celebrity-backed brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/the-medal-winners-from-the-prosecco-masters-2022/

Is Root Beer the Next Frontier in Beer Drinkers’ Cravings for Nostalgia?

Root beer has a long history in the United States as a colonized version of sassafras, a medicinal tonic made by Indigenous communities.

https://vinepair.com/articles/root-beer-trends-for-beer-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83e81d6c17-June_22_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83e81d6c17-38937345&mc_cid=83e81d6c17&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Should I Know About Certificate of Label Approvals (COLAs)?

Here are key highlights about COLAs and what it takes to get them approved.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/what-should-i-know-about-certificate-of-label-approvals-colas/

How a Fire Forever Changed Irish Whiskey

On June 18, 1875, a fire broke out on Chamber Street in the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/22/great-whiskey-fire-irish-history/

The Academy of Virtual Learning Releases First Wine Course: VINOLOGY

The team at Academy of Virtual Learning believes wine education should be easily absorbed in the way one learns, as well as easily approachable and accessible to all – whether industry professionals or the wine enthusiast.

https://www.fb101.com/the-academy-of-virtual-learning-releases-first-wine-course-vinology/

5 Wines Made From the Lowest Quality Ingredients

You should know which brands have been known to use additives, synthetic chemicals, or even animal products.

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https://www.eatthis.com/wines-lowest-quality-ingredients/

What’s in My Drink? Pesticides are Lurking in Our Favorite Beverages

Have you ever stopped and wondered what’s in your drink?

https://www.greenamerica.org/whats-my-drink

‘Scotch Whisky’ granted certification trademark in the US

The United States was the number one market for Scotch in 2021, with £790 million worth of exports. Now the Scotch Whisky Association has successfully secured trademark protection for Scotland’s national drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/the-worlds-biggest-markets-for-scotch-2021/

This Is The Only Time You Should Return Wine At A Restaurant

What’s important to keep in mind here is that you are looking for faults (defects or imperfections in the wine), not your personal preferences.

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https://www.tastingtable.com/905349/this-is-the-only-time-you-should-return-wine-at-a-restaurant/?utm_campaign=clip

How to Talk About Sweetness in Wine

Sweetness in wine — or its absence, known as dryness — causes more confusion for consumers than any other sensory trait.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/06/23/how-to-talk-about-sweetness-in-wine/

Everything You Need to Know About Barolo

Barolo is one of the most prestigious and age-worthy wines in Italy, with a history that goes back centuries. Here is everything you need to know.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/barolo-wine-guide

What’s the Difference Between a DOC and DOCG on a Wine Label?

Italy’s classification system consists of four categories, with the first two not serving as quality measures of the wines they are labeling, but rather the geographic location where the wine was produced

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https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-doc-docg-wine-label/

Hayfever sufferers could be better off drinking white wine than red

Is your hayfever playing up? Try parking the red wine and reaching for a white instead, say scientists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/hayfever-sufferers-could-be-better-off-drinking-white-wine-than-red/

Everything You Need to Know About Barbera Wine

Barolo and Barbaresco may get most of the attention in Piedmont, but Barbera also produces wines of character and complexity.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/barbera-wine-guide

Top 10 countries with the highest alcohol consumption

Which country consumes the most alcohol per capita in the world? Well, the answer may not be the one you expect.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/top-10-countries-with-the-highest-alcohol-consumption/

Tignanello: a Tuscan Rebel

It was in 1971, from the Tuscan calcareous and rocky marl limestone in the heart of Chianti Classico half an hour drive from Florence that, with no special welcome or announcements, the ‘enfant terrible’ of Super Tuscans was born.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/tignanello-a-tuscan-rebel/

Prosecco At its Finest: Highlights From My Recent Trip

What You Need to Know About Prosecco Superiore DOCG

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https://www.vinography.com/2022/06/prosecco-at-its-finest-highlights-from-my-recent-trip

12 Reasons Why You Should Drink Natural Wine

Wine drinkers are faced with an astounding number of options every time they consider buying a bottle or pouring a glass. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/910009/reasons-why-you-should-drink-natural-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

These Snobby Wine Terms Actually Make Tasting More Fun

Use the descriptors of the poets and sommeliers to make wine night memorable.

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https://thetakeout.com/these-snobby-wine-terms-actually-make-tasting-more-fun-1849088326

When it comes to foreign-made Prosecco, there’s power in a strong brand

The latest release from Kim Crawford might come as a surprise. The celebrated New Zealand winery has branched out to make Prosecco in Italy.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-when-it-comes-to-foreign-made-prosecco-theres-power-in-a-strong-brand/

What States Do Not Allow Alcohol to be Shipped?

DtC rules vary from one state to the next, and not every state has the same restrictions when it comes to products being shipped. What are the current limitations facing the DtC alcohol shipping industry?

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/what-states-do-not-allow-alcohol-to-be-shipped/

What Does ‘Mouthfeel’ Mean in Wine?

Whether you prefer Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, you may notice that each sip conveys more than just aromas and flavors. Wines also have what industry pros call mouthfeel.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/28/mouthfeel-wine-term-definition/

Decanter guide to picnicking for wine lovers

If you prefer your summer picnics to feature something rather more special than a juice carton, a sandwich and a packet of crisps, this is the seasonal guide for you.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/decanter-guide-to-picnicking-for-wine-lovers-480752/

Searches for wine see ‘huge acceleration’ on Google

Searches for wine have seen a “huge acceleration” on Google since 2019, but the drinks trade could be doing more to capitalise on this heightened interest in the category, according to a director at the US tech company.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/searches-for-wine-see-huge-acceleration-on-google/

Everything You Need to Know About Carignan

An important grape variety in Southern France, Spain, and beyond, Carignan often gets overshadowed by its more famous blending partners, but it plays a crucial role in some of the world’s best wines.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/carignan-wine-guide

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Liquor Industry News 06-27-22

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Why You Should Be Drinking Your Red Wines Chilled

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

What to Know About Sustainable, Biodynamic, and Organic Wine — Just in Time for a Summer Tasting Trip

From the vineyard itself to the wine in your glass, here’s how to know you’re embarking on a sustainable experience.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/sustainable-wine-sonoma-california-benziger-hamel-vineyards

Wine And Your Sign

LET ASTROLOGY HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT WINE TO MATCH YOUR TASTE AND PERSONALITY.

https://bestlifeonline.com/best-wine-zodiac-sign-news/

Massachusetts steps up DTC age compliance enforcement

If you ship wine directly to consumers (DTC) in Massachusetts, now would be a good time to confirm you’ve taken all the necessary steps to prevent the sale or delivery of alcohol to minors.

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https://www.avalara.com/blog/en/north-america/2022/06/massachusetts-steps-up-dtc-age-compliance-enforcement.html

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

The state’s highest court on Monday cleared a proposal seeking to expand retail beer and wine sales for the November ballot after rejecting a legal challenge from a convenience store chain.

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/boston/sjc-ruling-clears-booze-battle-for-ballot/article_d2a530de-eb26-11ec-bf85-e399bee66343.html

The Countries That Drank the Most Scotch In 2021

In 2021, the global exports of Scotch grew by 19 percent, skyrocketing the value of the industry well over 5 billion USD for an increase of $847 million in sales over the previous year.

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https://vinepair.com/booze-news/countries-that-drank-most-scotch/

Man claims red wine helped him to survive world’s deadliest fish

An encounter with a stonefish, the ocean’s most venomous fish, can be lethal – but Australian photographer Adam Clancy opted for red wine and whisky instead of medicine, and lived to TikTok the tale.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/man-claims-red-wine-helped-him-survive-worlds-deadliest-fish-sting/

Why Ordering Wine by the Bottle at Restaurants is Better

There are a few good reasons to go for the whole bottle instead of ordering by the glass.

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https://thetakeout.com/benefits-of-ordering-wine-by-the-bottle-at-restaurants-1849059520

DOES THE SOMMELIER HAVE A FUTURE?

Even before the pandemic, the future of the sommelier was uncertain.

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/does-the-sommelier-have-a-future

The Reason Fancy Restaurants Prime Your Wine Glass

Fine dining is an experience, to say the least.

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https://www.tastingtable.com/898190/the-reason-fancy-restaurants-prime-your-wine-glass/?utm_campaign=clip

Are Empty Liquor Bottles the New Piggy Banks?

Could hoarding your cash in a liquor bottle help you save?

https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/personal-finance/articles/are-empty-liquor-bottles-the-new-piggy-banks/

Georgian wine poised for growth in US market

Georgian wines are poised for growth in the US market, as consumers interest in skin-contact white wines in the US grows.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/georgian-wine-poised-for-growth-in-us-market/

20 Different Types Of Sparkling Wines Explained

Bubbly, fizz, sparkling wine — it all makes the same explosive (albeit, celebratory) sound when you pop a bottle.

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 https://www.tastingtable.com/897653/different-types-of-sparkling-wines-explained/?utm_campaign=clip

Why Is Proof Double the Percentage of Alcohol?

While browsing the shelves of your local liquor store, you’ll likely encounter one of two methods used to measure how much alcohol content a bottle has.

https://vinepair.com/articles/proof-double-abv/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=afaa3f125c-June_17_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-afaa3f125c-38937345&mc_cid=afaa3f125c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why having a ‘beer gut’ may actually be good for you

Recent research could give new meaning to the term “beer gut.”

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https://nypost.com/2022/06/15/why-having-a-beer-gut-may-actually-be-good-for-you/

New Gnarly Head

Delicato Family Wines’ Gnarly Head has teamed up with the Grateful Dead to release two new wines, set to hit shelves late this summer. The new releases are a Lodi-appellated Zinfandel featuring a version of the Dead’s Skull and Roses artwork on the label and a California Cabernet Sauvignon featuring the band’s Steal Your Face (lightning bolt skull) logo. The Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon both carry a suggested retail price of $12 a bottle and will be sent to distributors in July, with a planned retail launch for September.

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

Like most classic drinks, there’s not one clear origin story for the Margarita — but that hasn’t stopped bartenders and imbibers from making their best guesses.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jose-cuervo-margarita-myth/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f288cd9c51-June_16_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f288cd9c51-38937345&mc_cid=f288cd9c51&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A Wine Pro Explains Why You Should Never Rinse Your Wine Glass With Water at a Tasting

When it comes to wine tasting, there are a lot of unspoken rules: 

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https://vinepair.com/articles/never-rinse-glass-with-water-at-wine-tasting/

Why You Should Be Drinking Your Red Wines Chilled, According to Experts

Red wine is misunderstood. One of the most common misconceptions is that, unlike its white counterparts, reds are best served at room temperature.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/why-you-should-drink-your-red-wines-chilled/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f288cd9c51-June_16_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f288cd9c51-38937345&mc_cid=f288cd9c51&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

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Liquor Industry News 06-20-22

June 20, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

How Vermont Became New England’s Natural Wine Destination

Ever tried a glass of la crescent? What about marquette? In Vermont, lesser-known varietals are the wines of the future.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/vermont-natural-wineries

How Ann Noble and the Wine Aroma Wheel Revolutionized the Industry

Ann Noble, PhD, an enology professor at University of CaliforniaDavis, organized wine descriptors into the first Wine Aroma Wheel.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/06/wine-aroma-wheel/

Deep sea hunters are battling to save wine ‘worth millions’ from WW1 wreck

A German U-boat sank the Libourne off the coast of Cornwall on September 29 1918, just six weeks before the end of the First World War.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/06/cornwall-deep-sea-hunters-are-battling-to-save-wine-from-ww1-wreck-16775408/?ITO=msn

The Absolute Best Ways To Store Champagne

Only a small percentage of any given vintage of Champagne improves with further aging. The best quality level of the top brands will improve over time when stored impeccably.

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https://www.tastingtable.com/885214/the-absolute-best-ways-to-store-champagne/?utm_campaign=clipPodcast

Intro to Valle de Guadalupe, the Napa Valley of Mexico

Mexico’s premier winemaking region has more than 100 wineries and a 188-year history of viticulture

https://www.10best.com/interests/drinks/guide-valle-de-guadalupe-mexico-top-wine-region/

Diageo calls for injunction against Bulleit lookalike

Diageo is seeking an injunction to prevent the sale of Redemption whiskey in its current packaging after a recent lawsuit concluded that the bottle diluted Bulleit’s trademark.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/06/diageo-calls-for-injunction-against-bulleit-lookalike/

What Does ‘Supple’ Mean in Wine?

The word supple may make you think of the tactile feeling of velvet or soft, well-worn leather.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/07/supple-wine-meaning/

Italy The Only Top Wine Producer To See Growth In 2021

Italy produced 50.2 million hl of wine in 2021, up 2% on the previous year, ahead of France with 37.6 million hl (-19% due to adverse weather conditions) and Spain with 35.3 million hl (-14%).

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https://www.esmmagazine.com/drinks/italy-the-only-top-wine-producer-to-see-growth-in-2021-175773

Mega Purple Is the Wine Ingredient Nobody Will Talk About

It’s the grape concentrate that many in the wine biz would prefer to ignore

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https://pix.wine/the-drop/mega-purple-explainer/

Capstone California launched as the first dedicated California wine education program

Created by the Wine Institute’s California Wine Export Program with a team of international wine professionals, Capstone California, a California wine online certification and education program, is launched globally for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/capstone-california-launched-as-the-first-dedicated-california-wine-education-program/

Myth vs. Fact: Direct-To-Consumer Alcohol Shipping

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Responds to Wine Industry Advisor Op-Ed

https://www.wswa.org/news/myth-vs-fact-direct-consumer-alcohol-shipping

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

Beer has a long history in the United States, with some brands dating back to as early as 1829 still thriving today.

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https://vinepair.com/booze-news/15-oldest-american-beers/

Moscato 101: Everything You Need to Know about Moscato Wine

Our guide to Moscato covers how to identify, taste, and savor this delicate, sweet wine.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/moscato-wine-guide

Is There Such a Thing as “Clean Wine”?

Hang around wine lovers long enough and you’ll likely hear the phrases “clean” or “unprocessed wine”—but do these buzzwords actually mean anything? We brought that question to an industry insider.

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https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/food/clean-wine-low-intervention-options/

What you need to know about New York State wines

Home to the city that never sleeps, the state of New York was napping for much of the last century, when it came to crafting wines that would tickle the taste buds of the world’s drinkers.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/what-to-know-about-new-york-state-wines/

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

From the painted vessels to the liquid inside, it’s easy to see how Clase Azul embodies Mexican tradition.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-clase-azul-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d3fbf2638-June_10_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d3fbf2638-38937345&mc_cid=9d3fbf2638&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Ciroc

Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs have unveiled Cîroc Passion, featuring flavors including pineapple, mango, citrus, hibiscus, and others. The release will be supported by content featuring Combs’ new single Gotta Move On. The vodka’s bottle features purple and orange colors resembling the tones of sunset, with sleek gold lettering. Cîroc Passion is a permanent addition to the brand’s lineup and will be available nationwide for $30 a 750-ml.

Fresh, Crisp and Savory: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Northern Italy

Ubiquitous and often uninspiring, Pinot Grigio is the best-known Italian white wine. And while there are some good, and even great, bottlings, Italy has so much more to offer.

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https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/19/best-italian-white-wine-northen/

Moulin-à-Vent Is a Revered French Region. Here’s Why

This Beaujolais cru has long been considered one of the best in the region

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https://pix.wine/the-drop/moulin-a-vent-regional-guide/

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

Are organic, clean wines actually better than the rest?

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https://thetakeout.com/clean-organic-healthy-wine-labels-try-to-deceive-yo-1849041800

What Actually Happens When Wine Ages on Lees?

Lees aging, also known as sur lie, which is French for “on lees,” is the process of letting white and sparkling wines mature and age on top of spent yeast and other particulate matter.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/10/wine-ages-on-lees-science/

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June 18, 2022

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Liquor Industry News 06-13-22

June 13, 2022

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06-13-2022

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New Products

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

Wine Scores: What About Those Below 80 Points?

So, if a winery submits a wine for a rating score and receives a score below 80 points, you are probably never going to hear about it.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2022/5/27/wine-scores-what-about-those-below-80-points

Adding Salt to Red Wine

With most wines, they immediately taste smoother. We have many different types of flavor receptors,

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/adding-salt-to-red-wine/

8 Exceptions to the Wine Rules

For every seemingly hard-and-fast rule we know about wine, there always seems to be an exception.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/8-exceptions-to-the-wine-rules/

The Very Best Celebrity Wine Labels, Ranked By Experts, Critics, And Fans

Stars like Nina Dobrev, Mary J. Blige, and the legendary director Francis Ford Coppola have all become successful winemakers.

https://www.thethings.com/celebrity-wine-labels-ranked-by-reviews-guy-fieri-nina-dobrev/

How Sulfites Became Public Enemy No.1 in Wine

Wine labels rarely list ingredients, but the words “contains sulfites” are often prominent. The federal government requires bottles to carry a sulfite statement if a wine contains just 10 parts per million (ppm) of sulfites.

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

Expert shares why a spoon can help keep your leftover prosecco fizzy

It’s a well known hack, but the science behind it proves this method actually works – meaning that your delicious prosecco doesn’t have to go to waste once opened

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/simple-spoon-trick-leaves-fizzy-27043166

7 Secrets Behind Why Bottled Beer Tastes So Different Than Draft

While beer is made all the same, sometimes how it comes packaged plays a part in the taste.

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https://www.eatthis.com/why-bottled-beer-tastes-different-than-draft/

The One Beer Myth That Will Never Die

Let’s throw this myth about cold beer into the wood chipper where it belongs.

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https://thetakeout.com/the-beer-myth-that-will-never-die-room-temp-ruins-beer-1848988408

What Is Wine Structure and Is Structured Wine Good?

Wine structure refers to the interplay of a wine’s main characteristics, including wine body, alcohol level, acidity, tannins, and sweetness. The structure of wine determines the drinking experience as well as its aging potential.

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https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/what-is-wine-structure-and-is-structured-wine-good/

Are We Drinking Rosé All Wrong?

Sparkling water and mocktails be damned, there seems to be no shaking our thirst for the pink drink.

https://www.bustle.com/life/how-to-drink-rose-wine-ideal-temperature-best-brands

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINE ON A BUDGET 

Yes, even if it’s $7 a bottle it can still be tasty. Here’s how to choose the best possible wine you can buy for less.

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https://hermoney.com/enjoy/food/how-to-choose-the-best-wine-on-a-budget/

Can’t decide on a wine for the night? Now you can choose with emojis

 Wine-oji, is a website featuring 221 emoji-like images designed to help anyone pick the perfect bottle of wine, whether they know what wine they enjoy or not.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300596589/cant-decide-on-a-wine-for-the-night-now-you-can-choose-with-emojis

How do wine tariffs impact consumers and producers?

A new study finds that wine is often used as a scapegoat in trade disputes, resulting in damaging consequences for consumers and produces alike.

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/165365/how-do-wine-tariffs-impact-consumers-and-producers/

IS CRITICISM OF ORGANIC OR SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING PROGRAMS ADDING TO CONSUMERS’ DISTRUST OR CONFUSION?

For the longest time, a certified USDA organic seal on a food product has been the signpost sought by consumers who prioritize the health of the environment and themselves.

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https://www.lodigrowers.com/is-criticism-of-organic-or-sustainable-winegrowing-programs-adding-to-consumers-distrust-or-confusion/

How Champagne’s Problems Could Benefit Other Sparkling Wine Categories

2020 was Champagne’s worst year since World War II,

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https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-problems-benefit-sparkling-wine/

Former Amazon executive to launch NFT fine wine platform

Winechain is set to launch by the end of 2022 and aims to build new connections between top wine estates and consumers, its founders have said, in the latest example of technological innovation in the sector.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/former-amazon-executive-to-launch-nft-fine-wine-platform-481513/

Expert Editorial: 5 Myths About DTC Wine Shipping

Americans spent more than $4 billion on DTC wine shipments in 2021, and polls show broad support among consumers for liberalizing DTC shipping laws

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/06/01/expert-editorial-5-myths-about-dtc-wine-shipping

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

While it is virtually impossible to confirm, beer is suspected to be the oldest alcoholic drink in history.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-20-beer-producing-countries/

New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam Vodka is entering the RTD category with the launch of Wildcard. The new line of vodka-based drinks is debuting with three flavors: Original Hard Lemonade, Classic Hard Punch, and Lemon Hard Tea, all at 8% abv. The design on the can features the word Wildcard in a graffiti-inspired font superimposed over the New Amsterdam logo. Wildcard is on shelves now in flavor-specific 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. New Amsterdam is part of Spirit of Gallo.

One Florida Winery Has Produced The Very First Avocado Wine

While Florida ranks high on the list of American places to visit, it’s rarely considered a wine destination. 

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https://www.tastingtable.com/881870/one-florida-winery-has-produced-the-very-first-avocado-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Wine Salt Lick

Curious about what salinity in wine is? It’s far more complicated than “minerality.”

https://feiring.substack.com/p/the-wine-salt-lick?s=r

Italy Vs France

What would happen if wine was judged by different criteria to the usual ones?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/06/france-vs-italy-wines-clash-of-the-titans

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

If the plastics industry is following the tobacco industry’s playbook, it may never admit to the failure of plastics recycling.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/single-use-plastic-chemical-recycling-disposal/661141/

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

Pinot Noir is seldom known to share the spotlight.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-blends/

What Is Organic Wine Exactly—and Is it Better for You Than Regular Wine?

Is it better for you and the planet, and does it contain sulfites?

https://www.marthastewart.com/8273389/what-is-organic-wine

New Kraken

The Kraken rum, part of the Proximo portfolio, has entered the RTD market with three new canned cocktails. The line—all at 5% abv and available in 4-packs of cans—includes Kraken & Cola, Kraken & Ginger Beer, and Kraken Rum Punch, and is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin for around $13 a 4-pack. The Kraken has hovered just under the 400,000-case mark in recent years, according to Impact Databank.

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June 11, 2022

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Liquor Industry News 06-06-22

June 6, 2022

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Chile officially launches organic wine association with memorable acronym

It’s official; Chile has unveiled its first association for certified organic wine producers, and it’s been given a distinctive and memorable acronym.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/chile-officially-launches-organic-wine-association-with-memorable-acronym/

New Baileys

Diageo is releasing limited time offer Baileys Colada nationwide. Retailing at $25 a 750-ml bottle, Baileys Colada is a 17% abv blend of Irish cream and the flavors of coconut and pineapple, recommended to be served over ice or in a variety of cocktails. To boost the launch, Baileys has partnered with floral sculpture artist Mr. Flower Fantastic and actress and producer La La Anthony to create Colada cocktail recipes that will be featured at cultural events across the country this summer.

TTB Approves California’s Newest Sonoma AVA: The West Sonoma Coast

The West Sonoma Coast AVA is located within the westernmost portion of Sonoma County, holding approximately 50 vineyards planted with varieties ranging from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Syrah.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/258997

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

Almost overnight, NFTs – Non-Fungible Tokens have come from nowhere in the art world to become a market worth more than a quarter of the value of the US wine trade. Now they are moving into wine. In this extensive article, Robert Joseph attempts to throw some light on a very complex picture.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/nfts-and-wine-long-read

Alsace Grand Cru Goes Red

It’s a red letter day for Alsace with Pinot Noir being approved for grand cru status.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/05/alsace-grands-crus-go-red

Adaptogens and Botanical Infusions are Showing Up in Drinks. What Do They Do?

Since ancient times, alcohol has been used to support health.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/23/adaptogens-drinks-guide/

Italian Wine Brands, DOC delle Venezie

With an ambition to become “global ambassadors of Italian taste”, Italian Wine Brands is the second biggest producer of Prosecco and a gigantic player in Pinot Grigio.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/producer-profile-italian-wine-brands-doc-delle-venezie/

How one of Spain’s most significant wine testing laboratories is using nuclear magnetic resonance to protect the industry

The biggest shift the wine industry has seen in recent years is towards food safety and product certification.

https://www.bruker.com/en/landingpages/bbio/resolution-in-a-new-dimension-for-solving-challenges-of-society/how-one-of-spains-most-significant-wine-testing-laboratories-is-using-nmr.html

Oregon Pinot Noir is Renowned. Why Doesn’t the Variety Excel in Washington?

It’s not for lack of trying. Pinot Noir was first planted in Washington in 1941.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/27/pinot-noir-washington/

Americans Think It Would Be Cooler If More People Smoked Weed Instead of Drank Booze

America would probably be a better place if everyone swapped out alcohol for weed.

https://merryjane.com/news/americans-think-it-would-be-cooler-if-more-people-smoked-weed-instead-of-drank-booze

Wineally Launches Groundbreaking Wine Matching App

After years of intensive development, the Wineally system is launched in different versions for restaurants, wine merchants and wine producers as well as an app for consumers. The system enables all parts of the wine trade to increase their revenues and cut cost and consumers to get better wine and dine moments by offering several unique functions.

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https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/05/24/wineally-launches-groundbreaking-wine-matching-app

Why Unsung Wine Made Near Rome Is Finally Enjoying a Renaissance

‘Vino’ author and sommelier Joe Campanale makes a case for the wines of Lazio.

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/lazio-italy-natural-wine-renaissance

You Think You Know Prosecco? Wait Until You Meet Sui Lieviti

Cloudy, chunky, and a little bit wild, ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to sui lieviti. Or, more formally: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Sui Lieviti DOCG Brut Nature.

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https://www.vinography.com/2022/05/you-think-you-know-prosecco-wait-until-you-meet-sui-lieviti

The Taiwanese Wine Renaissance

During the 80-year monopoly, however, grape growing thrived through government subsidies that lasted until 1997.

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https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/leona-de-pasquale/posts/taiwan-wine

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

Are we seeing the end of the wine capsule?

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/26/wine-bottle-foil-going-away/

Scientists claim higher altitude vines may adapt ‘better’ to climate change

The areas most suitable for viticulture are likely to shift into higher altitudes due to climate change, according to scientists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/scientists-claim-higher-altitude-vines-may-adapt-better-to-climate-change/

A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

Whether you prefer your bucket or bowl with savory flavors, a buttery topping or sweet and sticky, there is a wine from one of the many diverse regions across the country that will really make it pop.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/27/how-to-pair-popcorn-and-wine/

Why You Should Be Drinking Wine—Not Beer—with Your BBQ

Plus, some excellent pairing advice from a top winery and sommelier.

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7964544/why-you-should-be-drinking-wine-not-beer-with-your-bbq/

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

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

Is Sicily the Underrated Wine Capital of the World?

Golden Age Wine’s Trent Stewart explains why all eyes should be on the Italian island and its innovative wines.

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https://www.veranda.com/food-recipes/a39873191/sicily-wines/

10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

A spritzer, or spritz, is similar to a cocktail — a refreshing blend of wine, carbonated water, and ice that can be topped with fruit, herb sprigs, or other accouterments. 

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https://www.tastingtable.com/863030/best-wines-for-a-red-wine-spritzer/?utm_campaign=clip

The Ancient Technique That Could Save a Vineyard from Ruin

Could biochar be the next important ingredient in regenerative agriculture?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/13/biochar-wine-regenerative-agriculture/

How to Keep an Open Bottle of Wine Fresh, According to the Experts

Tips, tricks, and suggestions to help keep an open bottle of vino ready for tomorrow — or even a few days later.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/expert-tips-keep-open-bottle-of-wine-fresh

As liquor store owners compete for hard-to-find bottles, some turn to bots

The short supply of some liquor has led to the emergence of software robots — or “bots” — that order cases of hard-to-get tipples, finding and ordering them immediately.

https://cdispatch.com/news/2022-05-14/business-as-liquor-store-owners-compete-for-hard-to-find-bottles-some-turn-to-bots/

Unmasking France’s Violent Wine Extremists

They’re typically called “extremists,” and we say “typically” because they’ve been around for over 40 years, busting everyone’s idealized concept of the bucolic life of a French winemaker.

https://vinepair.com/articles/unmasking-frances-violent-wine-extremists/

New Smirnoff

Smirnoff has launched a new line of lemonade-flavored vodka and hard seltzers, kicking off at the first Billboard MusicCon. In addition to presenting the new drinks at MusicCon, the launch will be supported by a series of ads featuring musician Ty Dolla $ign. The new line includes Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff seltzers in pink, peach, blue raspberry, and pineapple flavors. Additionally, Smirnoff has added a new peach lemonade flavored vodka. The FMBs carry a suggested price of $16 a 12-pack and the vodka retails for around $12 a 750-ml.

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

You’re not imagining it: Growing numbers of celebrities, sports figures and pop culture icons are launching their own liquor brands.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/16/10-celebrity-liquor-brands/

What’s the Most Underrated American Wine Region?

We asked eight wine professionals to weigh in on the most underrated American wine regions. Here are their selections.

https://vinepair.com/articles/we-asked-8-sommeliers-whats-the-most-underrated-american-wine-region/

There Is No Public Support for Alcohol Anti-Shipping Laws

So why are we surprised and shocked when consumers keep ordering it?

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/there-is-no-public-support-for-alcohol?s=r

Has Boxed Wine Finally Overcome Its Negative Stigma?

Over the years — and for some inexplicable reason, boxed wine has taken on the notion of being a low-brow alternative to the traditional bottled and corked (or screw-topped) wine.

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 https://www.mashed.com/864239/has-boxed-wine-finally-overcome-its-negative-stigma/?utm_campaign=clip

Is criticism of organic or sustainable winegrowing programs adding to consumers’ distrust or confusion?

 How has the protection of the ecosystem fallen so far down the list of priorities for consumers defined as those who are the most concerned?”

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Is-criticism-of-organic-or-sustainable-winegrowing-programs-adding-to-consumers–distrust-or-confusion-

Wine NFTs: Gimmicks or Good Investment?

Wine NFTs promise a guarantee of authenticity and provenance, and can also give additional benefits such as tasting experiences and storage.

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https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/cryptocurrency/articles/wine-nfts-gimmicks-or-good-investment/

A Wine Lover’s Guide to BYO Etiquette

Here, restaurant professionals share their tips for BYO etiquette.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/17/byo-etiquette-wine-restaurant/

Dealcoholized Wine: What It Is, Benefits, and More

Unlike regular or full-strength wine, dealcoholized wine has a reduced alcohol content.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-dealcoholized-wine

Cost-Conscious Newlyweds Are Skipping the Champagne Toast in Favor of Other Drinks

Champagne at the wedding reception, especially around the Champagne toast: It’s not happening like it used to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/skipping-wedding-champagne-toast/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fb11888328-May_18_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fb11888328-38937345&mc_cid=fb11888328&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Monitoring alcohol in your bloodstream via your phone will soon be a reality

An easy-to-use device that measures alcohol in your system via a smartphone app has been invented by a research team of biomedical engineers.

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Young woman relaxing in the livingroom drinking wine,and using mobile phone

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/monitoring-alcohol-in-your-bloodstream-via-your-phone-will-soon-be-a-reality/

U.S. Wine Exports Grew 10% in 2021, With California Making Up 95% of the Market

Global supply chain issues have dominated news cycles since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.

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https://vinepair.com/booze-news/us-wine-exports-grow/

Does It Matter That Most Gin Brands Don’t Make Their Own Base Alcohol?

The gin market is awash with hundreds of brands all jostling to get in on its seemingly never-ending boom.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-brands-base-alcohol/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=28eaeb7da8-May_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-28eaeb7da8-38937345&mc_cid=28eaeb7da8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Bread & Butter Wines Introduce Pinot Noir Canned Wine

 Just in time for summer activities, Bread & Butter Wines, the fastest growing top 10 wine brand in the $12-$14.99 category*, announces the launch of its newest addition to the portfolio, Bread & Butter Canned Pinot Noir ($4.99 a 250-ml. can; $19.99 a 4-pack), rolling out now nationwide.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/05/19/bread-butter-wines-introduce-pinot-noir-canned-wine

How We Rated Some of America’s Top Selling Grocery Store Wines

While we always remain firm supporters of independent bottle shops and the fantastic wealth of dedicated wine retailers and boutique producers across the globe

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/20/grocery-store-wine-ratings/

Turns Out Gen Z Has One Surprising Drinking Habit

Besides tequila, non-alcoholic cocktails and canned drinks, the youngest drinking age group is embracing a parental favorite

https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/gen-z-drinking-habits

Can Drinking Spoiled Wine Make You Sick?

Wine is meant to age, or at least that’s the common misconception

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https://www.tastingtable.com/868078/can-drinking-spoiled-wine-make-you-sick/?utm_campaign=clip

What is ‘Free Run’ Wine?

Looking at wine descriptions you will sometimes see winemakers refer to a bottle as “all free run juice.” What does it mean?

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/20/what-is-free-run-wine/

Whiskey stories from modern legal cases

Buffalo Trace Wines About Infringement

https://casesofwhiskey.blogspot.com/2022/05/19.html

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

One common wine ingredient drove unwitting imbibers into a slow decline, that sometimes even resulted in death: lead.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/20/lead-toxicity-wine-history/

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. What does it all mean?

https://www.winemag.com/2019/09/10/whats-the-difference-between-organic-and-biodynamic-wine/

Why Is Wine Filtered and How Does Wine Filtering Work?

Winemaking is a time-consuming and labor-intensive task.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/why-is-wine-filtered-and-how-does-wine-filtering-work/

What Most People Get Wrong About Serving Wine

Cool down your reds!

https://www.travelingtrencherman.com/blog/what-most-people-get-wrong-about-serving-wine

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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