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Liquor Industry News 06-27-22

June 27, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-27-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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

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

06-20-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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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Liquor Industry News 06-13-22

June 13, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-13-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

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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Liquor Industry News 06-06-22

June 6, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-06-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

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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Liquor Industry News 05-30-22

May 30, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

05-30-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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.

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

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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Liquor Industry News 05-23-22

May 23, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

05-23-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

5 Great Virtual Wine Classes for All Levels

If you’re thinking about pursuing wine education, read this.

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

After an explosive decade, craft beer growth slows as industry matures

New beverage competitors are claiming shelf space. and the aftershock of the pandemic is still being felt.

https://www.dailyitem.com/business/after-an-explosive-decade-craft-beer-growth-slows-as-industry-matures/article_23dc2d42-7841-568a-bd89-b4dd237c007a.html

Do you know what dry wine is and why it is called so?

What do you initially pay attention to when choosing a wine?

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https://www.europeantimes.news/2022/05/do-you-know-what-dry-wine-is-and-why-it-is-called-so/


How One Startup Is Turning Tofu Waste Into Wine

More and more, brands around the world are applying eco-conscious practices to create their products.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/856149/how-one-startup-is-turning-tofu-waste-into-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

9 Things You Should Know About Mionetto Prosecco

Among the many brands of Prosecco that line shelves, none stand out quite like Mionetto, with its dark olive bottle and perfectly placed orange sash.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-mionetto-prosecco/

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

Rounding up our favorite drinks-inspired candles seemed like the perfect way to combine these two, so we tested these candles by lighting them at our desks and letting the aromas permeate the office.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-drinks-inspired-candles/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6245fcbef7-May_9_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6245fcbef7-38937345&mc_cid=6245fcbef7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The States That Drink The Most Beer

With the abundance of choice American consumers have when browsing the shelves of their local liquor stores, beer remains a nationwide favorite.

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https://vinepair.com/booze-news/beer-consumption-by-state-2022/

An Alcademics Study of Liquor Bottle Weights

Since 2009 I have been weighing liquor bottles before recycling them. I was up to 1226 bottles weighed and decided it was about time for me to analyze the data.

https://www.alcademics.com/2022/05/an-alcademics-study-of-liquor-bottle-weights.html

“All Italian White Wines Taste Alike”

It might be that some people have expectations of bigger, bolder flavors.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2022/05/all-italian-white-wines-taste-alike.html

Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater

Mixing Greek wine and seawater may sound unappealing today, but it is a winemaking practice that goes back to Ancient Greece and was later adopted by the Romans.

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https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/09/why-ancient-greeks-mixed-wine-with-seawater/

Does Your Palate Agree With That Wine Rating?

There are as many flaws — or vagaries — associated with scores.

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https://southfloridareporter.com/does-your-palate-agree-with-that-wine-rating/

How This Wine Lover Spotted a Market Gap and Turned It Into a Million-Dollar Business

 A subscription box company that allows customers–primarily women–to try two or three 187ml bottles of sparkling wine and champagne brands each month. 

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https://www.inc.com/lee-anna-jackson/erica-davis-launched-the-sip-to-give-black-women-more-options.html

Varietal vs. Terroir

If I’m looking to communicate what a wine is like, I’ll choose varietal

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/varietal-terroir?s=r

Baja California on the Rise: Getting to Know Mexico’s Top Wine Region

Unlike most wine regions, the lack of rules governing winemaking in Baja California results in an astonishingly diverse array of wines, including sparkling wines, atypical blends, and those from delicate grapes that unexpectedly succeed in Mexico’s mostly inhospitable climate, such as Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/baja-california/

Here are the signature wines for the top 25 wine-producing countries

While most countries produce a variety of wines, they also have a signature export wine and grape variety.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2022/05/09/top-25-wine-producing-countries/9707797002/

What Does ‘Riddling’ Mean in Wine?

One of the eight-plus steps used to transform still wine to sparkling is ridding, or remuage in French.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/10/riddling-sparkling-wine-term/

Why Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled for Certain Drinkers

Glass is out. Get your wine straight from the bag in a box.

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https://thetakeout.com/why-boxed-wine-is-better-than-bottled-for-certain-drink-1848900148

The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

If you’re looking to find your new favorite brew this Craft Beer Week, or if you already have your favorite and you’re just looking to try something new — here are the best breweries in every state to help you on your journey.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/best-breweries-according-to-yelp/

New Franzia

Franzia is debuting new patriotic-themed packaging ahead of Memorial Day. The seasonal box design is exclusively available on Franzia’s top selling Chillable Red 5-liter and 3-liter boxes. The Wine Group is backing the launch with Americana-themed merchandise such as a Franzia wine backpack, which holds a 5-liter box of Franzia with an opening for the pour spout. The limited-edition stars and stripes Franzia box will be available nationwide from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July. Franzia is the top wine brand in volume terms both globally and in the U.S.

Prosecco brand ditches word ‘Prosecco’ from its bottles

Valdobbiadene DOCG fizz producer Col Vetoraz has intentionally chosen to omit any reference to Prosecco on its sparkling wine.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/prosecco-brand-ditches-word-prosecco-from-its-bottles/

What Does a Wine Consultant Do (And How Can You Become One)?

The vague job title of “consultant” often begs the question: What does this person actually do?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/12/wine-consultant-job-tips/

Dragonvine: The Latest Novel from Steven Laine

We previously read and enjoyed Steven Laine’s previous book “Root Cause” so we were thrilled to receive a review copy of his next novel called “Dragonvine.” Once again, wine played a major role in the the story.

https://winetastingbliss.com/2022/05/dragonvine/#

New RTD

Campari has launched a new ready-to-serve Negroni in select retailers across the U.S. The cocktail—an equal parts blend of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth—comes in at 26% abv and is rolling out in a 375-ml. bottle that contains roughly four servings. In addition to select retail availability, Campari’s ready-to-serve Negroni is also available on ReserveBar and through Drizly. Campari’s namesake bitter grew 7.5% last year to just under 200,000 cases in the U.S. according to Impact Databank.

The Italian wine list has evolved in America. But is Italian wine in danger?

But now that the once supremely unencroachable Italian restaurant scene here is now being gently however consistently elbowed by the growing tide of internationally focused concepts, Italian wine is not growing in tandem.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/05/12/best-italian-wine-program-us/

SYRAH VS SHIRAZ: AN OVERVIEW OF THIS ICONIC GRAPE VARIETAL

Shiraz, as it is typically known in the new world (also known as Syrah in the old world), offers a juicy and fruit-forward profiled wine

https://www.smallwinemakers.ca/syrah-vs-shiraz-red-wine/

Why Can’t I Ship Alcohol Through the USPS?

Current USPS laws are getting in the way of customers’ desires and producers’ bottom lines. But why can’t the USPS deliver alcohol?

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/why-cant-i-ship-alcohol-through-the-usps/

Chinese drinkers popped record Champagne in 2021, and here’s why

Champagne exports to China last year have hit record levels since 2018, and here’s why.

https://vino-joy.com/2022/05/13/chinese-drinkers-popped-record-champagne-in-2021-and-heres-why/

The Enduring Appeal of Buttery Chardonnay

Rich, decadent styles of Chardonnay are still as popular as ever with drinkers

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https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/buttery-chardonnay-trend/

These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

From dives to chain restaurants, there are plenty of watering holes that focus predominantly on spirits and beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-at-chain-restaurants/

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

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Liquor Industry News 05-16-22

May 16, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-16-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Wine-Buying Tips for People Who Are Running Late

Jack Daniel’s debuts Bonded Series

7 Things You Should Know About Shock Top

How did the ancient technique of aging wine in amphorae become trendy?

The observant and thirsty among you will have noticed the word “amphora” popping up on wine shop shelves and restaurant wine lists in the last few years.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300574640/how-did-the-ancient-technique-of-ageing-wine-in-amphorae-become-trendy

7 Things You Should Know About Shock Top

If you see an orange hued 6-pack adorned with a personified orange slice with a wheat mohawk and sunglasses, you’ll know a bottle of Shock Top is in close vicinity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-shock-top-belgian-white-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1177367fbd-May_2_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1177367fbd-38937345&mc_cid=1177367fbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Is There Sediment in Wine and Is It Harmful?

You might occasionally come across tiny solid particles at the bottom of your glass.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/why-is-there-sediment-in-wine-and-is-it-harmful/

Thirty-Something Alcoholic Beverage Drinkers Still Trending Toward Wine

Wine consumption is on the rise among thirty-somethings according to a survey of 1,578 U.S. frequent beverage alcohol consumers (adults who drink one or more types of beverage alcohol 2-3 times a month or more often) conducted by LDA Opinions in March 2022.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/258337

People Horrified By This 23-Step Guide Of Turning A Doll Into A Wine Glass

Nothing beats a glass of wine after a long, hard day at work. Unless it’s from a wine glass made from a doll’s head, of course.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-people-horrified-by-guide-to-turning-a-doll-head-into-a-cup-20220502

Coalition urges definition for American single malt

A trade body is calling on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to establish a standard for American single malt whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/coalition-urges-definition-for-american-single-malt/

Celebrities tapped for RTD cocktail brand

Stars including Sarah Jessica Parker, John Cena and Vanessa Hudgens have created bottled cocktails under the Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits brand.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/celebrities-tapped-for-rtd-cocktail-brand/

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico’s UGAs

Approved by Chianti Classico Consorzio members in June 2021, the 11 production zones offer more specificity of origin for Gran Selezione wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-chianti-classicos-ugas/

Jack Daniel’s debuts Bonded Series

Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s has revealed two bottled-in-bond whiskeys as its first super-premium line extensions in 25 years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/05/jack-daniels-debuts-bonded-series/

A Visual Guide to Lugana DOC Wine Styles

The Lugana DOC region is located on the southern side of the hyper-picturesque Lake Garda.

https://vinepair.com/articles/lugana-doc-wine-infographic/

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations.

https://www.epicureanexpats.com/wine-region-of-queretaro/

Why Are Wine Bottles Green?

Wine bottles are quite different from bottles for other beverages. Besides their rather unusual volume of 0.75 liters, they have unique shapes and special colors. But why is that? Why are wine bottles green?

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/why-are-wine-bottles-green/

Reimaging weed: what if cannabis was treated like wine? 

Let’s explore.

https://cannigma.com/cannabis-news/if-weed-was-wine/

New Zealand bounces back with positive prediction for 2022 vintage

Following a challenging 2021 vintage, with production figures down 19% on the previous year, the latest New Zealand vintage is on track for a come-back, db heard at the annual trade tasting which took place in London yesterday.

Vineyard in spring sunny day in New Zealand.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/new-zealand-bounces-back-with-positive-prediction-for-2022-vintage/

A look inside the Fresno State Winery

The Fresno State Winery is the largest commercial winery on a university campus in the entire country.

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/a-look-inside-the-fresno-state-winery/

New Smirnoff Ice

Diageo has released Smirnoff Ice Poco Pico variety pack, the latest extension to the flavored malt beverage brand. The 12-pack contains Spicy Tamarind, Mango Chili, Pineapple Jalapeño, and Spicy Margarita-flavored drinks, all at 4.5% abv. The Smirnoff Ice versions of these flavor follow last fall’s Smirnoff Seltzer Poco Pico 12-pack, which contained the same flavors in hard seltzer form. The new 12-pack is available for a suggested price of $16.

Bordeaux 2021 harvest was 20% below 10-year average following spring frosts

Late spring frosts caused the Bordeaux 2021 vintage to decrease by 14% year-on-year to just 3.77 hectolitres, according to the regional industry body.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/bordeaux-2021-harvest-was-20-below-10-year-average-following-spring-frosts-479472/

Oregon Heat

As temperatures rise the state may not be able to continue to produce its signature style.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/05/heat-threatens-oregon-pinot-noir

Does Wine Breathe In Barrels

Most modern wine is made in stainless-steel tanks.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/05/04/does-wine-really-breathe-in-barrels/

75% of Bordeaux wines with no added sulphites showed faults

The researchers first measured the total SO2 in all the wines. “Only 43 out of the 52 wines supposedly without added sulphites met the regulatory threshold of 10 mg/L

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-96597-75-of-bordeaux-wines-with-no-added-sulphites-showed-faults.html

Around the world with Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is one of wine’s greatest commercial successes ever.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/around-world-sauvignon-blanc

California winery gets stick for banning kids at weekends

Concannon Vineyard in the Livermore Valley, near San Francisco, has banned visitors from bringing children and infants to its winery at weekends. And not everyone is happy about it…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/05/california-winery-gets-stick-for-banning-kids-at-weekends/

To Drink Better, Wine Lovers Need to Look Beyond the Bottle

Why do we drink wine? Usually, because it tastes good. It’s also relaxing, pleasurable and a social lubricant. It’s rarely because of our health, which makes the more recent phenomenon of wine as part of health and wellness practices somewhat baffling (although it’s admittedly not entirely out of line with America’s historically complicated relationship with alcohol).

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/05/healthy-wine-drink-responsibly/

What the Supreme Court Leak Could Mean for the American Wine Industry

Wine is and always has been political.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/05/06/supreme-court-leak-women-wine/

Wine-Buying Tips for People Who Are Running Late

No time for a wine guide? Well, then, this wine guide is for you!

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/wine-buying-tips-for-people-who-are-running-late

Orvieto, Italy’s Classic White Wine 

Umbria is a region in central Italy that is just to the east of Tuscany and is the only landlocked region throughout all of Italy.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2022/05/White-wines-of-Orvieto.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=a27ee61c9a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-a27ee61c9a-294676161

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

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Liquor Industry News 05-09-22

May 9, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

05-09-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Which countries drink the most wine? 

Could whisky replace petrol in our cars?

How Campari Became an American Bar Staple

5 Unexpected Cheese and Whiskey Pairings

Wine and cheese pairings get all the love—it’s time to switch it up.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/whisky/whiskey-cheese-pairing-murrays-macallan

The 8 Best Mexican Beers, Tasted and Ranked

For almost a decade, Mexican beer has outsold all other foreign imports combined in the United States.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-mexican-lagers-ranked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b7d4b2beca-April_25_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b7d4b2beca-38937345&mc_cid=b7d4b2beca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Courvoisier

Over the past two centuries, Courvoisier has established itself as one of the few household names in the cognac market.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-courvoisier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b7d4b2beca-April_25_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b7d4b2beca-38937345&mc_cid=b7d4b2beca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/champagne-in-soviet-union

TTB Issues Four-Part Series on Health-Related Alcohol Marketing Claims

As consumers continue to trend toward more health-conscious options, including in their choice of alcoholic beverages, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has responded with guidance on health-related marketing claims in a four-part weekly newsletter.

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/ttb-issues-four-part-series-health-related-alcohol-marketing-claims

Wine recommenders are no longer people

These days, you use an app or a web page. Social interactions have moved in this direction during my lifetime — no longer do we look people in the eye, but we stare at an electronic screen, instead. How does anyone get married, under these circumstances?

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/04/wine-recommenders-are-no-longer-people.html

Champagne bubbles: the science

As you uncork that bottle and raise your glass, take time to toast physics and chemistry along with the New Year

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https://besthightechstore.com/champagne-bubbles-the-science/

Have You Heard Of This Forgotten Island Off The Coast Of Sicily?

Pantelleria is an overlooked volcanic and UNESCO-designated wine attraction in the Mediterranean.

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https://www.thetravel.com/visit-italys-forgotten-pantelleria-island/

Is Cinque Terre Really The Most Stunning Coastal Italian Area?

These five coastal Italian villages of Cinque Terre are known as some of the most stunning in all of Europe.

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https://www.thetravel.com/is-cinque-terre-really-the-most-stunning-coastal-village-in-italy/

The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Hard Soda

Before the boom of hard seltzers, the sugary, indulgent flavored malt beverage (FMB) category of hard soda recaptured drinkers’ attention and taste buds.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/25/best-hard-soda/

Understanding the Three-Tier System of Alcohol Distribution

After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the U.S. needed a new way to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of alcohol.

https://vinepair.com/articles/three-tier-system-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45b8c7a3ae-April_26_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45b8c7a3ae-38937345&mc_cid=45b8c7a3ae&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What does it mean that Napa Valley is too pricey for the Wall Street Journal?

So, what’s going on in Napa? I think it’s best understood as a shift of business priorities, with some unintended follow-on effect

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2022/04/what-does-it-mean-that-napa-valley-is-too-pricey-for-the-wall-street-journal.html

How Campari Became an American Bar Staple

Objectively, it may seem a little odd that a 200-year-old scarlet Italian liqueur that’s more bitter than sweet would become a staple in mainstream America.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/26/campari-history/

Climate Change Pushes French Winemakers to Rethink Age-Old Practices

In early April, vineyards across France were struck by freezing temperatures

https://vinepair.com/articles/climate-change-pushes-french-winemakers-to-rethink-age-old-practices/

When Smoke Gets in Your Wine

Growers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/california-wildfires-wine-napa-cab.html

Sustainability in wine explained

While sustainability has become common-place in the wine industry, the term is often misused and rarely fully understood.

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https://www.decanter.com/learn/sustainability-in-wine-explained-478803/

Experts reveal how alcohol affects your body while on a flight

The effects of consuming alcohol while on a flight have been disclosed by experts who have studied human responses to drinking at altitude.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/experts-reveal-how-alcohol-affects-your-body-while-on-a-flight/

Beer Doesn’t Last As Long As You Think

It’s time to throw out that three-year-old doughnut IPA in the back of your garage fridge.

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https://thetakeout.com/beer-doesn-t-last-as-long-as-you-think-1848830733

How to Make Your Pappy Bottle More Valuable? Paint Tom Brady’s Face on It

Here’s Tom Brady on a bottle, scanning the line of scrimmage before the snap. There’s also Tom Brady and Gronk, the dynamic duo painted onto a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (or “10 Year Pappy,” according to the auction listing).

https://vinepair.com/articles/painted-pappy-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=77e896f427-April_27_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-77e896f427-38937345&mc_cid=77e896f427&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Does ‘Funky’ Mean in Wine?

The word “funky” can mean many things.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/26/funky-wine-tasting-term/

Frost Hits CA And OR

For both Oregon and California, the unwelcome presence of Jack Frost is pushing some regions to their limits.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/04/killer-frosts-hit-oregon-and-california

This Master Mixologist Explains the Sangrita

You may have tried the Bloody Maria or a Michelada, but what about the sangrita?

https://vinepair.com/articles/this-master-mixologist-explains-the-sangrita/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=26a9bd8921-April_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-26a9bd8921-38937345&mc_cid=26a9bd8921&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

HOW CAN WINE BRANDS SURVIVE THE LOOMING CONSUMER SPENDING CRUNCH?

Consumers hunkering down for the coming waves of cost of living increases, inflation and falling real incomes, are starting to reflect on some tough choices. If money is tight, what elements of the lifestyle stay, and what go?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/how-can-wine-brands-survive-the-looming-consumer-spending-crunch/

Northern California winery website accessibility lawsuits face judicial pushback

Some judges are pushing back on a recent wave of federal lawsuits against North Coast wineries and other California businesses over the accessibility of their websites to those with disabilities.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/industrynews/northern-california-winery-website-accessibility-lawsuits-face-judicial-pus/

Champagne’s backstep from its own environmental principles is playing out in its vineyards

An about-turn on herbicide sprays reveals Champagne’s true attitude to sustainability.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/04/champagne-nukes-its-own-vineyards

Could whisky replace petrol in our cars?

With talk of dwindling oil supplies ramping up, whisky makers could have a role to play in helping to solve the fuel shortage, the drinks business learns. 

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/could-whisky-replace-petrol-in-our-cars/

How to drink: cider

Get ready for a world of delicious flavors, starting with the humble apple.

https://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/read-watch/latest-news/news/how-to-drink-cider-1178

How to Find (Free!) Wine Tastings Everywhere You Go

Raise your hand if you love these two words: “free” and “wine!”

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/29/free-wine-tastings/

Menu Design Key To Increased Wine Sales And Customer Satisfaction

Wine has always been a solid source of revenue for restaurants. But new research from the University of Houston finds the wine menu may be more important to the bottom line than the libation itself.

https://mydroll.com/menu-design-key-to-increased-wine-sales-and-customer-satisfaction/

What is Vermentino wine? Italian White Wine Grape Variety

Vermentino is a thin skinned white wine grape. It thrives in warmer climate regions, due to its tendency to ripen quite late in the growing season. The most striking and natural characteristics of the Vermentino wine grape are shown when it’s un-oaked, giving off delightful mineral notes and fruit flavors.

https://www.mamablip.com/en/blog/vermentino-grapes

We Need to Talk About the Important Role of Sugar in Wine

Low- and no-sugar wines, often marketed with a “better for you” positioning, aim to appeal to health-conscious wine lovers.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/29/are-no-sugar-wines-healthy/

Three-Tier System Essentials: Tax Determination and Reporting

We’ve broken down some of the key things to keep in mind when it comes to excise tax determination and reporting in the three-tier system.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/three-tier-system-essentials-tax-determination-and-reporting/

Bigger than Zin – Is Bourbon Barrel Wine a Passing Fashion or Here to Stay?

Maturing whisky in sherry casks has a long and distinguished history, but traditionalists scoff at the idea of briefly storing wine in barrels previously used for whiskey.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/styles-regions/bigger-zin-bourbon-barrel-wine-passing-fashion-or-here-stay

Which countries drink the most wine? 

World wine consumption has recovered slightly after three years of decline, show new figures, but which country drinks the most?

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https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/which-countries-drink-the-most-wine-ask-decanter-456922/

Can a Wine Be Judged on Smell Alone?

Sommeliers report that more people are approving wine by smell, not taste

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/judging-wine-by-smell/

“Mega Purple” Reilly Keenan, Keenan Winery, Napa Valley

Defining the term “Mega Purple”.

http://lifebetweenthevines.com/vino-lingo-video-75-mega-purple-reilly-keenan-keenan-winery-napa-valley/

Asolo Prosecco

In 2009 Prosecco was re-mapped in sweeping changes that created an extensive new zone for the production of Prosecco DOC and elevated the traditional growing areas of Valdobbiadene-Conegliano to DOCG, Italy’s top denomination.

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/asolo-prosecco-young-at-heart-wise-in-spirit-479225/

The Truth Behind 3 Common Wine Myths

An expert explains why we age, chill, and pour wine the way we do.

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https://thetakeout.com/common-wine-myths-how-to-pour-age-and-chill-white-an-1848855572

AI Sommelier Generates Wine Reviews without Ever Opening a Bottle

An interdisciplinary group of researchers developed an artificial intelligence algorithm capable of writing reviews for wine and beer that are largely indistinguishable from those penned by a human critic.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ai-sommelier-generates-wine-reviews-without-ever-opening-a-bottle/#

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

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Liquor Industry News 05-02-22

May 2, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

05-02-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How Do You Know if a Wine Has Gone Bad?

The key differences between liquor and liqueur

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Low Yields, Phenomenal Quality: 11 Mouthwatering New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs

There’s only one problem: demand has outstripped supply

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/15/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc-2022/

8 Things You Should Know About Manischewitz

The wine’s storied history begins in the 1940s at Brooklyn’s Monarch Wine Company, the owners of which set out to create a kosher wine for New York City’s Jewish immigrant population.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-manischewitz-wine/

10 Tricks for Using Up Leftover Wine

From making jam to pan sauce, here’s how you can take extra wine and give it a new lease on life.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/tricks-for-using-up-leftover-wine

The Differences Between Vintage and NonVintage Wines, Explained

On its face, the difference between vintage and nonvintage wines is simple.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/02/01/difference-vintage-nonvintage-wine/

Why doesn’t Swiss wine make it out of Switzerland?

The phrase heard the most from visitors to the Swiss canton of Valais is “I had no idea there were so many vineyards.”

https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/04/17/why-doesn-t-swiss-wine-make-it-out-of-switzerland

Why You Should Second-Guess The Cheap Wine Option At Restaurants

Perhaps you decide to order the second-cheapest bottle of wine: This way, you can still enjoy an “expensive” wine without spending too much money.

https://www.mashed.com/833155/why-you-should-second-guess-the-cheap-wine-option-at-restaurants/?utm_campaign=clip

What Is The Real Alcohol Content Of Your Wine?

Although winemakers are required to report the wine’s alcohol level on the label, they are allowed a one percent error margin

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https://southfloridareporter.com/what-is-the-real-alcohol-content-of-your-wine/

Climate change: ‘We’re making wine in Norway’

But climate change is pushing vineyards further north and south towards the poles.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61093929

New Beer

Anheuser-Busch is launching Neon Burst, a new fruit-flavored sparkling hard drink. Launching in convenience channels, the brand is available in the flavors Punch Blast–featuring flavors of pineapple, passionfruit, orange, raspberry, cherry, and apple–and Grape Blowout, composed of grape and citrus flavors. Both options are at 8% abv. Neon Burst is available now in 25-ounce cans nationwide and in 16-ounce cans in many states.

HARD MTN Dew Details — 5% Alcohol Mountain Dew Released

PepsiCo. and Boston Beer Company officially launched a suite of spiked Mountain Dew Beverages, HARD MTN DEW.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/boston-beer-pepsico-boozy-mountain-dew/

8 of the Best Wine and Spirits Brands With African Roots

From RTD cocktails and non-alcoholic mixers to complex wines, flavorful craft beers, and decadent spirits, the presence of Black-owned beverage brands on the shelves of grocery stores, wine shops, and other establishments is becoming commonplace.

https://vinepair.com/articles/btb-wine-spirits-african-roots/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45d37bea0a-April_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45d37bea0a-38937345&mc_cid=45d37bea0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Sustainable is ‘Green’ Wine Packaging?

So, what makes some wine packaging sustainable, and others not so much?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/18/sustainable-wine-packaging/

The Differences Between Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable Wines

Read on to learn which winemaking style is ruled by the zodiac, which do and don’t contain added sulfites, and more.

https://vinepair.com/articles/organic-vs-biodynamic-vs-sustainable-wine/

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Both are used to relax at the end of the day, to take the edge off, as a social experience, and both have complex smells and flavors that make them ripe for pairing with food — and each other.

https://cannigma.com/cannabis-news/wine-and-weed-tannins-and-terpenes/

Our Lady of Wine

Thanks to Antónia’s innovation, small farmers in the region were inspired to try the same techniques — a wave of regeneration that salvaged the entire region’s economy. Wine remained Portugal’s primary export until 1930, and Antónia died the richest woman in Portugal.

https://www.ozy.com/pg/newsletter/the-daily-dose/446154/

Why Your Favorite Bottle of Wine Can Help You Choose Your Next Favorite Olive Oil

Recognizing high levels of phenols in quality wine and oil is less daunting than it sounds because ultimately, both wine and olive oil should both just taste really good.

https://vinepair.com/articles/phenolics-wine-olive-oil/

Can Foil-Free Bottles Help Solve Wine’s Waste Problem?

When it comes to wine packaging, environmentally conscious oenophiles often look toward solutions for replacing glass bottles.

https://vinepair.com/articles/foil-wine-bottles-sustainability/

Bud Light Seltzer Releases ‘Cocktail Hour’ Themed Variety Pack

In anticipation of summer, Bud Light has released a Bud Light Seltzer Cocktail Hour variety pack in four fruit-based flavors.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-seltzer-cocktail-hour-variety-pack/

A SOMMELIER ON THE FLOOR INCREASES RESTAURANT WINE SALES 32% COMPARED WITH WAIT STAFF HANDLING WINE

The results were stunning. Wine sales for the weekends with a sommelier averaged 32% higher in dollar terms,

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/a-sommelier-on-the-floor-increases-restaurant-wine-sales-32-compared-with-wait-staff-handling-wine

Stoli vodka makes big statement regarding its stance on Ukraine

Having recently changed its name from Stolichnaya to Stoli to distance itself from its former Russian ties, the vodka brand has unveiled a limited edition bottle, with all proceeds going towards helping Ukraine refugees.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/stoli-vodka-makes-big-statement-regarding-its-stance-on-ukraine/

Elephants in the Natural Wine Room

Let’s face it: Natural Wine is having a moment. Everyone in the wine world is talking about it in some way or form.

https://www.verovinogusto.com/vero-blog/2022/4/16/what-is-natural-wine-organic-natty-wine-defects

New Rodney

Healdsburg, California-based Rodney Strong Vineyards is introducing a new Sonoma County Red Blend. The inaugural 2019 vintage is made predominantly of Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc making up the rest of the blend. In addition to its namesake brand, Rodney Strong Vineyards’ offerings include Davis Bynum Wines, Knotty Vines, Upshot Wines, and Rowen Wine Company. Its holdings include 11 estate vineyards across Sonoma County

The key differences between liquor and liqueur, plus common types to know

The two terms – often used interchangeably – actually refer to two different categories in the alcoholic beverage world, as they vary in both taste and use.

https://www.insider.com/liquor-vs-liqueur

Martini Olives Are a Matter of Taste

If you make a martini with an olive, choose wisely. As one of precious few ingredients in the drink, the type of olive you select will affect the flavors, texture and, of course, appearance of your cocktail.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/20/best-olives-martini/

The nine best selling Champagne brands in the United States

After the United States became the biggest export market for Champagne by volume in 2021, we reveal the best selling Champagne brands in America.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/the-nine-best-selling-champagne-brands-in-the-united-states/

New Woodbridge

Constellation Brands has extended Woodbridge with a new range of Sparkling Infusions. The 11.5% abv lineup includes Sweet Peach, Black Raspberry, and Strawberry & Kiwi expressions retailing at $11-$12 a 750-ml. Woodbridge’s new Sparkling Infusions are debuting nationally. They follow the rollout of Woodbridge’s 3-liter box packaging, which Constellation says has received a strong reception.

Amazon New Tech

The retail giant continues to explore the world of app technology in a bid to transform how wine is bought.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/04/amazon-launches-latest-tech

Is Genetic Engineering the Key to Making Perfect Wine?

A little biotechnology is poised to disrupt a very ancient craft.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/genetic-engineering-could-be-the-key-to-making-perfect-wine

Multi-Vintage Wines Are Becoming a Thing

Once confined to sparkling wine, the use of multi-vintages is spreading

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/multi-vintage-producers/

Natural Wine Sets Its Sights on Vermouth

Winemakers are demonstrating that vermouth can be just as variable and expressive of place as wine itself.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/natural-wine-vermouth/

How Do You Know if a Wine Has Gone Bad?

The reasons why a wine can go from amazing to blah, seemingly overnight

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/know-how-wine-goes-bad/

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 04-25-22

April 25, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

04-25-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s Next for Non-Alcoholic Wine?

This is the most popular spirit brand on the internet

8 Things You Should Know About Bud Light

Why champagne will always be a status symbol!

Champagne’ used to be  really seductive word a few decades back.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/04/why-champagne-will-always-be-a-status-symbol/

Are There Benefits to American Oak Over French?

If a tree falls in the forest, does it matter the forest from which it came? Winemakers seem to think so.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/07/11/are-there-benefits-to-american-oak-over-french/

What Are Sulfites? And Why They’re in Your Food

Here’s what could be causing the ugly side effects of drinking wine.

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https://www.eatthis.com/what-are-sulfites-food/

The TTB Weighs in on ‘Clean Wine’

If they come across producers using the term ‘Clean Wine,’ says the TTB, “consumers should not interpret the term as meaning that the beverage is organic or has met other production standards set by TTB.

https://www.vinography.com/2022/04/the-ttb-weighs-in-on-clean-wine

8 Things You Should Know About Bud Light

Bud Light is a true American classic; the cobalt blue label can be seen everywhere from ballparks to summer barbecues, ice rinks, golf courses, boat rides, and frat parties.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-bud-light/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ff5ae6a1f8-April_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ff5ae6a1f8-38937345&mc_cid=ff5ae6a1f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cayman Jack 

Cayman Jack, part of the Mark Anthony portfolio, has released a new Margarita Variety Pack with flavors including Margarita, Strawberry, Mango, and Watermelon. The flavored malt beverage brand’s new pack includes three 12-ounce slim cans each of those flavors, which are at 5.8% abv. The rollout comes following a period of strong growth for Cayman Jack, which saw volume increase 50% in IRI channels last year.

This is the most popular spirit brand on the internet

The most popular spirit brands on the internet have been revealed by a new study, and an emerging vodka brand has swooped straight into the top five…

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/this-is-the-most-popular-spirit-brand-on-the-internet/

How to Pour Wine Without Spilling a Drop

If you’ve ever wondered how to pour wine without leaving a Jackson Pollock-style aftermath on your counter, rest assured, you’re not alone.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/12/how-to-pour-wine/

MISSION – THE HISTORIC VARIETAL THAT REFUSES TO DIE

Is this interest in light, bony red wines indicative of a pervasive market trend? Undoubtedly not.

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https://www.lodigrowers.com/mission-the-historic-varietal-that-refuses-to-die/

Making Vermouth Is Easier Than You Think

Making perishable wine into slightly less perishable vermouth is a battle against time.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-vermouth/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b5a5a2660d-April_12_2022_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b5a5a2660d-38937345&mc_cid=b5a5a2660d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What are Tannins, Really?

They’re present in the wood, bark, leaves and fruit of plants as various as oak, rhubarb, tea, walnut, cranberry, cacao and grapes.

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https://www.winemag.com/2018/09/11/tannins-wine-guide/

A Simple Guide to Wine From the Canary Islands

Wine is probably not the first vision that comes to mind when thinking of the Canary Islands.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/15/simple-canary-island-wine-guide/

A new (or is it old?) definition of wine balance

A wine can be described as “balanced” when all its sensory qualities are in harmony, without excess of one element or another.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-new–or-is-it-old—definition-of–balance-

Can We Please Move On From Frosé?

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It’s time to stop pretending the slushy wine cocktail was ever good

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/no-way-frose/

Beyond New Zealand: More Great Regions for Quality Sauvignon Blanc

From Italy to California, there are many regions that excel at this popular white grape

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/sauvignon-blanc-worldwide/

Wine eco-certifications: What they mean and how to read them

Here are a few things to consider while you’re scanning wine labels.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/14/what-wine-certifications-mean/

What’s Next for Non-Alcoholic Wine?

Do booze-free bubbles and no-ABV wines have a place in your glass? Sommeliers duke it out.

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https://www.insidehook.com/article/booze/non-alcoholic-wine-guide

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

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Liquor Industry News 04-18-22

April 18, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

04-18-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pair Wine and Potato Chips

National bottle bill likely to land in Congress soon

13 Things You Should Know About Chartreuse

What Are Top Shelf Liquors, And Does It Matter?

The liquor world is full of a dizzying number of terms meant to denote quality.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/01/top-shelf-liquor-explained/

BUSCH URGES DRINKERS TO PEE IN BEER CANS AS ENVIRONMENTAL ACT

 The brew is selling ‘pee in a Busch’ funnel kits—says urinating on trees is not good for the environment

https://adage.com/article/marketing-news-strategy/busch-urges-drinkers-pee-beer-cans-environmental-act/2409961

13 Things You Should Know About Chartreuse

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Chartreuse liqueur is probably the zingy yellow-green color that perfectly complements its name

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-chartreuse/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=776d6c8bd6-April_4_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-776d6c8bd6-38937345&mc_cid=776d6c8bd6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

National bottle bill likely to land in Congress soon

West Coast lawmakers plan to introduce a national container deposit bill that one advocate says has a better chance of passing than past proposals because of wide “industry engagement.”

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Reverse vending machine. Woman hand put empty plastic bottle in the machine. Reverse vending machine for refund and recycling metal drink cans, plastic and glass bottles

https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2022/02/08/national-bottle-bill-likely-to-land-in-congress-soon/

Gov. Baker signs legislation extending outdoor dining, to-go cocktails to April 2023

Expanded outdoor dining and to-go cocktails are here to stay in Massachusetts for at least another year after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $1.6. billion spending bill that included extensions for the pandemic-era rules.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/04/gov-baker-signs-legislation-extending-outdoor-dining-to-go-cocktails-to-april-2023.html

An Invigorating History of Tonic Wines

Feeling lethargic and in need of a pick-me-up? There’s a type of wine for that. Or, at least, there was.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/history-of-tonic-wines/

If You Care About What’s in Your Wine, It’s Time to Pay Attention to the Workers Who Make It

For decades, sustainability initiatives in agriculture have centered on organic growing practices and animal welfare.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-workers-quality-of-life/

Dry Lambrusco Is Delicious—Why Is It Also So Hard To Find?

The Italian sparkling red is having an effervescent comeback, but supply hasn’t caught up with demand.

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https://food52.com/drinks/wine/27289-why-lambrusco-is-so-hard-to-find

The 13 Best Types Of Wines To Use For Mulled Wine

Mulled wine, glög, glühwein — whatever you call it, it’s coziness in a mug.

https://www.tastingtable.com/820858/the-best-types-of-wines-to-use-for-mulled-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Scientists have revealed the world’s most universally-loved smell

New research has revealed the most universally-loved smell in the world, and it’s an aroma that oenophiles will be well used to detecting in their wine.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/scientists-have-revealed-the-worlds-most-universally-loved-smell/

US craft beer scene grows as new figures and top 50 breweries revealed

US craft breweriess collectively produced 24.8 million barrels of beer last year, according to new figures from the Brewers Association (BA).

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/04/us-craft-beer-scene-grows-as-new-figures-and-top-50-breweries-revealed/

North Italy suffers over 100 days of drought

North Italy is experiencing a drought which could be significant for the coming growing season, reports Aldo Fiordelli.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/north-italy-suffers-over-100-days-of-drought-477652/

Georgian wine takes a pounding as Russia invades Ukraine

Wine exports had been booming, but largely to Russia and Ukraine. Now the industry is trying to reorient, including to China.

https://eurasianet.org/georgian-wine-takes-a-pounding-as-russia-invades-ukraine

Wine report card gets an ‘F’

They subsequently proposed to include alcoholic beverages in the Nutri-Score format with a large ‘F’ along with a pictogram of risk to pregnant women and the actual quantities of sugar, calories and alcohol.

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https://www.therealreview.com/2022/04/06/wine-report-card-gets-an-f/

Miller Lite Is Selling ‘Beer Drops’ to Make Other Light Beers Taste More Like Miller Lite

The brand insists beer “shouldn’t taste like water,” so you might as well add a little Miller Lite flavor.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/miller-lite-beer-flavor-drops

Understanding Chianti Classico’s New UGA Classification

Chianti Classico’s new UGA classification stands for Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive, or Additional Geographical Units, and will allow Chianti Classico producers to include this additional, sub-regional information on certain bottles.

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https://vinepair.com/articles/chianti-classico-uga-explainer/

Don’t Break Up the Big Wine & Spirit Wholesalers

There is a much better and more effective way of bringing competitiveness to the the wine and spirits industry

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/dont-break-up-the-big-wine-and-spirit?s=r

The Differences Between Rioja and Ribera del Duero, Explained

In Spain, if you want vino tinto, or red wine, you usually order by region, asking the waiter to bring a glass of Rioja or Ribera del Duero. Both regions produce ageworthy, Tempranillo-based red wines with bold fruit flavors and notes of toast and spice.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/05/rioja-vs-ribera-del-duero-wine/

How to Pair Wine and Potato Chips

While some of us need no convincing, there are several good reasons to pair wine and potato chips

https://www.winemag.com/2022/04/05/how-to-pair-wine-and-potato-chips/

New App Combivino Pairs over 900 Types of Wine and 76 Styles of Beer with 2,000 Recipes

The first virtual sommelier is now available online – Combivino is the smart app that pairs 2,000 recipes to hundreds of wine labels and over 70 types of craft beers.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/app-combivino-pairs-over-900-084000222.html

Why wine is tasted with your brain, not your palate

The role of perception in food and wine production

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Why-wine-is-tasted-with-your-brains–not-your-palate

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