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Liquor Industry News 06-01-20

June 1, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

06-01-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

 

 

Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling

European wine producer trade groups have to list wine ingredients, however, industry divisions have emerged over which substances used to make wine should be defined as ingredients, and whether they should be listed on labels, or off-label via QR bar codes.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/05/europe-moves-on-wine-ingredient-labeling

 

10 WRONG THINGS YOU PROBABLY ASSUMED ABOUT NATURAL WINE

An unpretentious look at what makes natural wine so special.

https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/10-natural-wine-facts-wine-unfiltered-book

 

The Sense of Smelling

Wine professionals are always sniffing and sampling and perhaps that might also be the reason why they are more alert to their loss of smell during Covid-19.

https://www.heinonwine.com/blog/the-sense-of-smelling/

 

How Bourbon Saved Rebecca Ruth, a 100-Year-Old Candy Store and Kentucky Treasure

Other than a few brands going strong, bourbon’s best domestic story of the late 1980s was Rebecca Ruth candy maker, who was making bourbon candies and appealing to the American sweet tooth.

https://vinepair.com/articles/rebecca-ruth-bourbon-balls/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7028e5fcde-MAY_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7028e5fcde-38937345&mc_cid=7028e5fcde&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Return of Mateus Rosé

This column’s title is a bit misleading. Mateus Rosé never really went away, so how can it return?

https://wineeconomist.com/2020/05/19/mateus/

 

Move Over Malbec, There’s A New Grape In Town

Although Malbec and Argentina are intertwined in the minds of many wine lovers, it is not the only grape grown in this South American country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2020/05/18/move-over-malbec-theres-a-new-grape-in-town/#2cece80fcf04

 

The 20 Best Vodka Brands of 2020

The TTB officially defined vodka as “neutral spirits distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal or other materials so as to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/20-best-vodka-brands-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

‘Camp Cocktails’ Offers Approachable Yet Sophisticated Sips for Outdoor Enthusiasts

It totally makes sense that you might not want to compromise that when you’re out in the woods.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/camp-cocktails-emily-vikre-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41751c3eef-MAY_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41751c3eef-38937345&mc_cid=41751c3eef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

US MILITARY OFFICIALS TRACKED WITH BEER RATINGS ON UNTAPPD

Untappd users log hundreds, often thousands of time-stamped location data points,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/us-military-officials-tracked-with-beer-ratings-on-untappd/

 

France Launches Official Natural Wine Certification. Does Anyone Really Want It?
There remains one problem. The term “natural” has no widely accepted definition in wine and, until this year, had no legal certification.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/19/natural-wine-definition-france/

 

The Booming Popularity of Instagram Live Wine Events

Of course, it’s not just wineries who are rushing to this platform. Pretty much everyone is hopping on the IG LIVE train from celebrities to chefs and musicians to regular folks just wanting to chat.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/05/19/the-booming-popularity-of-instagram-live-wine-events/

 

Rosé Water

Rosé Water, a canned beverage billed as a hybrid of rosé wine and sparkling water, has expanded to 15 states, including North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, and Illinois, among others. The 4.9%-abv entry is made from Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc sourced from France’s Loire Valley, blended with sparkling water from the Austrian Alps. It retails at $13-$17 a six-pack of 8.5-ounce cans, which are also sold individually at about $3 a can. Each can has 69 calories. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company is aiming to be present in 48 states by the end of the year.

 

Why are bees important in the vineyard?

There is a lot of existing research showing how bees help cover crops (and vice versa)

https://www.decanter.com/learn/why-are-bees-important-in-the-vineyard-438381/

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wines To Pair With BBQ And Grilled Foods

Father’s Day is often associated with distilled spirits, such as bourbon or cognac. But if your father really loves BBQ and grilled or smoked foods, there’s some wines perfect for everything from steaks to ribs.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alywalansky/2020/05/20/fathers-day-gift-guide-the-best-wines-to-pair-with-bbq-and-grilled-foods/#4c53f76ce21c

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE COMPLICATED WORLD OF NATURAL WINE

Whether you are enjoying a natural wine from an ancient Georgian vessel or a rather newer iteration of the fermented grape juice from Chile, you may be wondering what exactly constitutes wine being deemed as natural?

https://coveteur.com/2020/05/20/natural-wine-guide/

Take a Virtual Trip to California Wine Country with Zoom Backgrounds

Wine Institute is offering background photos for the Zoom video conference service that depict stunning vineyard and winery scenes across the Golden State.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/05/20/virtual-trip-california-wine-country-with-zoom-backgrounds

Would You Drink Wine from A Can? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

Not only are canned wines more convenient to transport, but they are also eco-friendly and recyclable.

https://www.cookist.com/would-you-drink-wine-from-a-can-heres-why-you-should-consider-it/

The 10 Best Drinks Movies of All Time (and What to Sip While Watching)

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that many of the best movies of all time include a heavy focus on imbibing, from ongoing thematic references to entire booze-soaked plots

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-drinks-movies/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Deep Eddy Vodka

Like another super-chill Texan export we know, the Austin-based vodka brand seems to straddle the divide between craft/indie culture (local-ish ingredients, brand cohesion) and a more relaxed, everyday drinking vibe.

https://vinepair.com/articles/deep-eddy-vodka-lemon-grapefruit-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=42e62d9d0a-MAY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-42e62d9d0a-38937345&mc_cid=42e62d9d0a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Can you Cook with Red Sparkling Wine?

Sparkling Wines for cooking can take a varied presence from using some during marination to splashing some in during the last phase of cooking.

https://glassofbubbly.com/can-you-cook-with-red-sparkling-wine/

Which is the best Sparkling Wine to go with Creamy Cheese?

It is very true that not all wines pair with all cheeses, there will be clashes as well as those which are match made in heaven pairings.

https://glassofbubbly.com/which-is-the-best-sparkling-wine-to-go-with-creamy-cheese/

All systems go for pink Prosecco

Prosecco DOC Rosé has now been enshrined in Italian law, meaning the trade can expect to see the first official ‘pink Proseccos’ hitting shelves in 2021.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27163/All_systems_go_for_pink_Prosecco.html

 

New Stella

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Stella Artois Solstice Lager, a new summer seasonal from the Belgian brand. The 4.5% abv lager has 105 calories per serving and is brewed with citrus essences for a crisp, summer-friendly beer. Initially launching in Phoenix next week, Stella Artois Solstice Lager will roll out nationally beginning June 8 in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles through Labor Day.

 

 

How to taste wine when you’ve lost your senses

But now, loss of smell – and taste – are not only officially recognized by the World Health Organization as symptoms of the disease, but researchers also think that up to two-thirds of people who are infected by the coronavirus present with these symptoms.

https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/food-and-wine/how-to-taste-wine-when-you-ve-lost-your-senses-20200513-p54snu

 

How to Build Your Own Virtual Wine Tour on Google Earth

Stuck at home but armed with a Wi-Fi connection, we are still able to do a lot of virtual tours, even if it involves a lot more clicking than actual walking.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-online-wine-tours-google-earth/

 

What Our Wine Choices Say About Our State Of Mind During COVID-19

What do your wine selections say about your state of mind?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/05/22/what-our-wine-choices-say-about-our-state-of-mind-during-covid-19/#630201621d7b

 

Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.

Smelling your wine, or “nosing” it as some wine lovers say, is an important part of the tasting ritual.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/yes-you-should-stick-your-nose-in-the-wine-glass-before-you-taste-it-heres-why/2020/05/22/f211607e-99bf-11ea-a282-386f56d579e6_story.html

 

Ingredient Labeling May Soon Show Up On Your Favorite Wine

The only ingredient TTB now mandates to appear on a domestic or imported wine is added sulfites

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/05/22/ingredient-labeling-may-soon-show-up-on-your-favorite-wine/#175ed5cf654c

 

Wine: supermarket special offers aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be

You need also to be cautious about “special offers”, which may not be quite as good as they look

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/22/wine-supermarket-special-offers-dont-always-mean-savings-fiona-beckett

 

What are wine tasters trying to communicate when they describe “texture”?

Describing wine’s flavors can be difficult. Describing its texture might be even more challenging

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-wine-tasters-trying-to-communicate-when-they-describe-texture

 

6 Women-Led Wine Startups You Need to Know

Here are six women-led wine startups that you need to know (and are sommelier-approved!).

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/women-entrepreneurs-wine-startup-companies

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-25-20

May 25, 2020

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-25-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

 

 

Multiple choice test reveals the types best suited to your tastes based on your choice of fruit, dinner and dessert

The experts behind wine app Pingza have shared a test that will help reveal the type of wine you are most likely to enjoy based on your love of other food and drink.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8269283/Palate-test-app-reveals-wine-youre-likely-enjoy-based-favourite-food.html

How to Make Limoncello at Home

Limoncello, an Italian classic made with just a few easy-to-obtain ingredients (and a healthy dose of patience).

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/limoncello-recipe-diy-homemade/

Are Moldy Corks and Bottles Bad for Wine?

Have you ever looked in your wine refrigerator or cellar and noticed a bit of mold? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and your wine collection is not in trouble.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/24/can-mold-affect-wine/

Stocking your liquor cabinet like stocking a pantry

Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender while staying home is to improvise and innovate, and above all, keep it simple.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/may/09/stocking-your-liquor-cabinet-like-stock/

11 Things You Should Know About Cruzan Rum

Its history spans the worlds of colonialism, Hurricane Maria, absurdly strong family ties, and some spicy competition with the aforementioned Captain.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cruzan-rum-flavors-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Way to Aperitivo At Home

Whether you’ve experienced it in real time or have only seen it in movies, you know the vibe of a Aperitivo

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-new-way-to-aperitivo-at-home/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5c329b779-MAY_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5c329b779-38937345&mc_cid=d5c329b779&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Seltzer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

11 Greatest Wine Movies & Documentaries Ever Made

Nothing can hold a candle to “Sideways,” the greatest wine movie ever made. Here’s my list.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/05/wine-press-greatest-wine-movies-documentaries-ever-made.html

Augmented Reality From Every Australian Wine

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

Winerytale – the leading augmented reality wine platform

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/augmented-reality-from-every-australian-wine-301056653.html

So You Think You Know Malo?

Malolactic fermentation is often explained by describing the buttery, creamy notes it contributes to many Chardonnays.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/so-you-think-you-know-malo/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87753173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xUiUw9m7dwQAN8e0E9mMaA6Ypw56UPtTGgV5NwmOiAs8TP6TwyBeePdLCTsFWmNpsfyUL6RogR4bObDGtf_is4gDGUkkbKFVFNnWRb2J877h-400&_hsmi=87753317

Wine & Medicine: An Enduring Historical Association

The story of wine is rife with pioneering winemaking doctors, and physicians over the millennia have made important contributions to wine writing and promotion, as consumers, producers, and prescribers.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/geoffrey-crawford/posts/wine-and-medicine

Most Americans claim to drink responsibly in lockdown

The Covid-19 crisis has not increased alcohol consumption during working hours for 84% of respondents.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/most-americans-claim-to-drink-responsibly-in-lockdown/

Post Malone Debuts New Rosé Wine, Maison No. 9

Newest project, Maison No. 9, a crisp French rosé that goes on sale next month.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elvaramirez/2020/05/13/post-malone-debuts-new-ros-wine-maison-no-9/#5bb56a2c6e17

5 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Wine

So if you’re experiencing any of these subtle signs you’re drinking too much wine, consider cutting back on your vino habits.

https://www.eatthis.com/drinking-too-much-wine/

Why Innovative Winemakers Are Adding Hops to Wine

Vintners are experimenting with dry-hopping their wines, creating exciting new wines that can exhibit the trademark aromas of many craft beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/winemakers-adding-hops-to-wine/

Some Nifty Science to Help You Identify Wine Aromas

Behind those countless flavors we sniff is a molecule. It enters your nose, impacts your olfactory receptors, and generates a signal to your brain which tells us things like, “I’m smelling strawberry!”

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/some-science-to-wine-aromas/?utm_campaign=weekly-science-of-aromas-4-steps-of-tasting-aroma-chart&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The 30 Best Bourbon Whiskeys for Every Budget (2020)

There’s a compelling argument to be made that bourbon is America’s most important spirit.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-bourbon-whiskeys-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you cheese? It’s absolutely time for a cheeseboard.

https://vinepair.com/articles/infographic-how-to-build-perfect-cheeseboard/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

14 Things You Should Know About Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya (stow-LEECH-na-ya), better known simply as Stoli, is a familiar bottle on the liquor store shelf, and one of the top-selling spirits brands in the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stolichnaya-vodka-elit-stoli-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8b30804605-MAY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8b30804605-38937345&mc_cid=8b30804605&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Millennials are Interested in Wine. Is Napa Interested in Them?

75% of millennials surveyed in 2019 said they would spend more money on wine if they had it

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/13/millennials-wine-drink-napa/

The Best Wines to Pair with Sourdough Bread

Other drinks, too: bourbon works with sourdough, rum works with sourdough, mezcal works with sourdough… you get the picture.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-editor-pair-wine-sourdough-bread

5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Make at Your Next Party

While sparkling wine can be enjoyed on its own in chilled champagne flutes, it’s also a great addition to a wide array of mixed cocktails.

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/sparkling-wine-cocktails-to-make-at-your-next-party

Ready-to-Drink Booze Is Winning the Stay-at-Home Drinking Game

While making a drink at a well-stocked home bar can be a joy for some, it turns out that others find happiness in popping open a single-serving can before the Zoom happy hour. And it’s cheaper, too.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/canned-wines-and-mixed-drinks-are-winning-stay-at-home-drinking

 

The World Is Thirsty For Sparkling Wines, But Which Are The Winners?

The world now produces 2.5 billion bottles or sparkling wine. This is just under 8% of the world’s total wine production of 32.5 billion bottles.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2020/05/08/the-world-is-thirsty-for-sparkling-wines-but-which-are-the-winners/#62609e0e69c0

 

3 Fun & Easy Prosecco Cocktails

Making a Cocktail is an enjoyable experience, especially when you have a professional Cocktail Kit and a load of ingredients to experiment with.

https://new.glassofbubbly.com/3-fun-easy-prosecco-cocktails/

 

Tequila brands pushing the boundaries of sustainability

This past year, a number of Tequila brands have upped the ante when it comes to creating a more sustainable sector – which could prove to be crucial to the category’s long‐term success.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/the-tequila-brands-championing-sustainability/

 

The 20 Best Free Online Games You Can Turn Into Drinking Games

There’s a huge spectrum of games available, from classic board games and card games, to online versions of tried-and-true drinking games we all (vaguely) remember from our college days.

https://vinepair.com/articles/20-best-online-drinking-games/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=019e8d3338-MAY_15_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-019e8d3338-38937345&mc_cid=019e8d3338&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New RTD

Martini & Rossi, part of the Bacardi portfolio, has launched two new frozen RTD cocktails, Frozé and Frosecco. The 6.5% abv wine cocktails come in 10-ounce packages and can be consumed right from the pouch or poured into glasses. Both are made from Italian wine with natural fruit flavors added and do not contain artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Martini & Rossi Frozé and Frosecco are now available across the U.S. for $4 a pouch.

 

Understanding Wind, an Underappreciated Part of Wine

Whatever happens, you often can taste “the wind” in your glass.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/14/wind-wine-vineyard/

What Wine Tasting Rooms Will Be Like For the Foreseeable Future

When it finally happens, visiting a tasting room in wine country will look a lot different than it does today

https://www.vinography.com/2020/05/what-wine-tasting-rooms-will-be-like-for-the-foreseeable-future

 

Is there such a thing as bad wine?

Some wines are just not very well made : as with chefs, winemakers can be good or bad at their jobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/15/bad-wine-good-wine-fiona-beckett

 

LET’S HEAR IT FOR OHIO: THE BUCKEYE STATE IS THE SIXTH LARGEST WINE PRODUCING STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The influx of German immigrants to the Ohio Valley guaranteed him success, as they liked his style of wines

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/lets-hear-it-for-ohio-the-buckeye-state-is-the-sixth-largest-wine-producing-state-in-the-united-states/

 

As wine industry booms, craft beer is struggling

Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap rooms and brew pubs — all of which have closed in many communities across the United States.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Craft-brewers-upended-by-COVID-19-closure-of-tap-rooms-bars-34335645

 

Ten Myths About Wine That Waste Your Time And Maybe A Lot Of Your Money

Here are ten myths that will save you embarrassment and even some cash.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/05/15/ten-myths-about-wine-that-waste-your-time-and-maybe-a-lot-of-your-money/#2e94024c4465

14 Of The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Type Of Drinker

Here’s a look at the best wine subscriptions for everyone from the casual wine drinker to the serious collector.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2020/05/15/best-wine-subscriptions-for-2020/#5a56017878bf

I think there’s broken glass inside my wine bottle. How did that happen?

I’m guessing that it was not broken glass that you saw, but actually a harmless and naturally occurring tartrate crystal

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/i-think-there-s-broken-glass-inside-my-wine-bottle-how-did-that-happen

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 05-18-20

May 18, 2020

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-18-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

 

 

AB INBEV WINS LATEST LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST MOLSON COORS

Molson Coors launched a legal battle against its larger rival AB InBev in 2019, after the latter criticised the former for brewing with corn syrup.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/ab-inbev-wins-latest-legal-battle-against-molson-coors/

US LOCKDOWN ALCOHOL SALES: THE LATEST TRENDS

Overall, total alcohol sales in the US off-trade are up 16% during the overall lockdown period compared to 2019, although the figure for the latest week is slightly down, just 0.6%, on the previous week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/usa-lockdown-alcohol-sales-the-latest-trends/

The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

For those looking to stock up on booze now — or ever — tequila offers a broad range of options.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-tequilas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e9f0612e2-MAY_4_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e9f0612e2-38937345&mc_cid=4e9f0612e2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Most Admired Wine Brands are very different this year

What is a “most admired” wine brand?

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-most-admired-wine-brands-are-very.html

Redemption centers for bottles, cans remain closed during COVID-19 emergency

With the COVID-19 pandemic already placing retail workers and customers at risk, stores have closed their bottle and can redemption centers until the crisis passes.

Although the store makes money when the containers are redeemed, changes should be made if redeeming them during a global health emergency puts people at risk.

https://www.telegram.com/news/20200503/redemption-centers-for-bottles-cans-remain-closed-during-covid-19-emergency

 

Jean-Charles Boisset—Biodynamic Wine Wizard Of Burgundy And California

Boisset Collection that includes dozens of international wineries associated with choice terroirs in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Beaujolais in France, as well as in Napa and Sonoma valleys in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/05/05/jean-charles-boisset-biodynamic-wine-wizard-of-burgundy-and-california/#79d795a32e30

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People drink less if presented with more no-ABV options

According to the results of an online experiment by the University of Bristol, in the UK, when the number of non-alcoholic drinks available was greater than alcoholic options, 49% of those surveyed chose a non-alcoholic drink.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/05/people-drink-less-if-presented-with-more-no-abv-options/

‘There’s absolutely nothing’: locked-down Mexico grapples with national beer shortage

Beer production in Mexico was halted more than a month ago as health officials declared brewing a “non-essential” activity.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/mexico-beer-shortage-coronavirus

 

Savvy Sauvignon Blanc Substitutes

When it comes to finding an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, you have to think about what people love about it in the first place.

https://winefolly.com/tips/savvy-sauvignon-blanc-substitutes/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-substitutes-for-sauvignon-blanc-alternatives-to-syrah-what-wine-poster&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BIZARRE WINE TANKER HEIST

A Californian man has been arrested after he climbed underneath a moving wine tanker in his underwear, unscrewed a valve, and proceeded to drink from the vessel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/man-arrested-after-bizarre-wine-tanker-heist/

 

TOP TIPS ON PAIRING BURGUNDY WITH CHINESE FOOD

In Chinese fine dining restaurants, wine pairings have already become an emerging practice. You may wonder if it also works with home-cooked Chinese food. BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) shares its insight to inspire your next meal plan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/05/top-tips-on-pairing-burgundy-with-chinese-comfort-food/

 

What Is Cristalino Tequila?

Cristalino tequila is the newest and fastest growing category of tequila in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-cristalino-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=954183c366-MAY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-954183c366-38937345&mc_cid=954183c366&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 4 Best Wine Sulfite Removers

The best wine sulfite removers can filter or neutralize significant amounts of sulfites in a quick and convenient way

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-4-best-wine-sulfite-removers-22845171

 

5 tips on how to store your craft beer for maximum flavor

This seems the ideal time to revisit ways to keep your beer tasting its best with a few simple tips on what to do — and definitely not do — with your brews.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/07/5-tips-on-how-to-store-your-craft-beer-for-maximum-flavor/

 

An Insider’s Guide to a World-Famous German Wine Region

Of Germany’s 13 regions for quality winemaking, the Mosel may be the most renowned.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/07/best-german-wine-mosel-guide/

 

The Wine World is Prejudiced Against Higher Alcohols

If you list an alcohol level of 14% or lower, you have to be only accurate to within 1.5%

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/05/the_wine_world_is_prejudiced_a.html

Bad wine and bottle variation

It means that average wine consumers occasionally get stuck with bad wines. Most do not know it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/dan-berger-on-wine-bad-wine-and-bottle-variation/article_362094b3-163e-55ee-a779-95220a7b9093.html

Chianti Classico launches a regional portal

The Chianti Classico consortium has launched a digital platform on behalf of its members, creating a portal where consumers can find information about individual estates

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/chianti-classico-launches-regional-portal

Massachusetts’s breweries honor hospitality workers with ‘All Together’ beer

Twenty Massachusetts breweries have adopted an open beer recipe known as the “All Together” collaboration to show support for workers in the hospitality industry.

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/05/massachusetts-breweries-honor-hospitality-workers-with-all-together-beer.html

Here’s how to decode those confusing labels

Pick up the nearest wine bottle and try to see what it’s telling you about the wine that is — or was — inside.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-101-heres-how-to-decode-those-confusing-labels/2020/05/08/a631d86c-8f8f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

Does it matter what material wine shelves are made out of?

Metal shelves are fine to use. They will, however, conduct cool or warm temperatures more rapidly than other surfaces.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/does-it-matter-what-material-wine-shelves-are-made-out-of

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 05-11-20

May 11, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-11-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

How to pair that beer with the right food

 

Champagne Shipments To U.S. Hit A Milestone At 2 Million Cases

Champagne continues to do well in 2020, partially due to strong off-premise sales related to the Covid-19 virus

 

The 50 Most Popular Cocktails in the World in 2020

One of the big takeaways from this year’s list: The spirit of the Roaring ’20s is indeed making a comeback, with four of the six newcomers to the list boasting Prohibition-era pedigrees.

https://vinepair.com/articles/50-most-popular-cocktails-world-2017/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/laphroaig-10-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=165fdd6fef-APRIL_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-165fdd6fef-38937345&mc_cid=165fdd6fef&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/27024/Future_of_wine_labels_is_in_reflecting_the_drinker,_says_Cox.html

 

How well do you know the common European wine-making regions?

The EU is estimated to have about 43% of the world’s vineyard area.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-well-do-you-know-common-european.html

 

Size Matters: the World of Wine Bottles

Many bottle sizes out there whose names and/or capacities are even more esoteric

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/size-matters-the-world-of-wine-bottles

 

What Does “Freshness” Mean in Wine?

Sure, you know when a vegetable tastes fresh or has passed its prime, but what does freshness mean in wine?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/24/fresh-wine-guide/

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING COULD PRECLUDE FOOT-TREADING FOR PORT

Concerns about how, with social distancing measures in place in Portugal, he could have workers lined-up treading grapes in lagares – the open, wide containers used for crushing the berries for Port.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/social-distancing-could-preclude-foot-treading-for-port/

 

THE TRUE COST

OF WINE

The cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.

https://lmarcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WBI_120_p60_61_mimi_casteel.pdf

 

A Rare Trifecta for Vintage Port

If Vintage Port is known for one thing, it’s the stringent way in which its producers choose to declare a vintage. Port houses typically only produce Vintage Port two or three times a decade.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/a-rare-trifecta-for-vintage-port

 

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics

In Renaissance Italy, dining was serious business.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-wine-glasses

 

De Kuyper creates liqueur for Old Fashioneds

The Old Fashioned cocktail is typically made by stirring Bourbon, sugar and Angostura Bitters in a glass, before garnishing the drink with an orange peel.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/de-kuyper-creates-liqueur-for-old-fashioneds/

 

How to pair that beer with the right food

You could be enjoying a better meal by pairing the right beer with the right food. This is your guide to matching food with the perfect brew.

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/problemsolved/2020/04/30/beer-pairing-what-eat-ipas-pilsners-stouts-and-pale-ales/3011080001/

 

We Asked 10 Drinks Pros: Which Tequila Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?

As tequila’s popularity in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the overwhelming selection and spectrum of styles available on the market. To help weed through the options

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-quality-tequila-brands-price/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1be4bb75b4-APRIL_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1be4bb75b4-38937345&mc_cid=1be4bb75b4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Concrete Egg Fermenters: Classic or Cracked Fad?

Let’s explore why some are so egg-cited about this ancient trend.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/concrete-egg-fermenters-classic-or-cracked-fad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-egg-fermenters-winemaking-glossary&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

How to make White Claw slushies, TikTok’s new drink craze

For TikTok’s latest recipe craze, aspiring mixologists are sharing their best fruit slushies with White Claw – and they’re super easy to make.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/how-to-make-white-claw-slushie-tik-tok

 

How to Choose the Best Cooking Wine for Pantry Dishes

It’s a myth that one should use only the lowest-quality bottle in the cellar when adding cooking wine to a dish.

https://www.invaluable.com/blog/cooking-wine/

A Guide to Wine Body: Light, Medium, and Heavy

One of the terms that you’ll hear if you head to a winery or look up the profile of a specific variety, is the body of the wine.

https://www.wtso.com/blog/a-guide-to-wine-body-light-medium-and-heavy/

Italian Wine Painter Reveals Which Reds Work Best

These days have been fruitful for wine-inclined artists

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/italian-wine-painter-reveals-which-reds-work-best-unfiltered

What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

When a professional calls a wine silky or textural, they refer to its mouthfeel. There are several reasons texture in wine matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/30/texture-wine-definitione/

US wine industry could lose $6 billion as a result of the coronavirus

The stay-at-home public health emergency orders that have been enacted across the country will hurt smaller wineries much more because they don’t have the leverage to get their vintages placed on supermarket shelves like the large wine companies.

https://www.petaluma360.com/entertainment/dining/10928434-181/us-wine-industry-could-lose

A Sommelier Answers 5 Things We’ve Always Wondered About Wine

From how to identify a dry wine, to how to taste wine at a restaurant, sommelier Victoria James answers our most pressing wine-related questions.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dry-wine-sommelier-answers-5-185029007.html

In pairing wine and food, experience is the best teacher

PAIRING wine with food has come to symbolize much of the intimidation, apprehension and pretension that, for many people, intrude on the elemental enjoyment of a good bottle

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/food-drink/in-pairing-wine-and-food-experience-is-the-best-teacher

 

Does Aerating Wine Really Make A Difference?

You’ve seen decanters, you’ve seen people swirling their wines. It’s not just to be fancy

https://www.kosher.com/shows/video/707/does-aerating-wine-really-make-a-difference

 

Keystone Light plans to send birthday cakes and beer money to people who turn age 21 during quarantine

The brand this week kicked off a program to help those reaching legal drinking age while under stay-home-orders celebrate with a custom-made, home-delivered birthday cake in the shape of a Keystone can. It will be accompanied, naturally, by a $200 gift card to spend on Keystone Light.

https://www.molsoncoorsblog.com/keystone-light-plans-send-birthday-cakes-and-beer-money-people-who-turn-age-21-during-quarantine?sf233442562=1

 

Who first used corks in wine — and how did they get them out again before the invention of the corkscrew?

Having sealed the bottle with a cork, the next problem was how to remove it.

https://www-countrylife-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/curious-questions-who-first-used-corks-in-wine-and-how-did-they-get-them-out-again-before-the-invention-of-the-corkscrew-214643/amp

 

Experts say leaving a bottle of wine to breathe before drinking is ‘bunkum’

The myth of letting it stand open for a period of time will have little or no effect on taste

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11530490/tasters-bottle-wine-breathe-drinking-bunkum/

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 05-04-20

May 4, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

05-04-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

 

POPE FRANCIS CENSORED FOR CALLING SCOTCH WHISKY ‘THE REAL HOLY WATER’

Footage of Pope Francis hailing Scotch as “the real water of life” emerged when the religious leader paid a visit to students at Rome’s Scots College last year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/pope-francis-censored-for-calling-scotch-whisky-the-real-holy-water/

 

Wine Condoms

Wine condoms definitely get a few chuckles and smirks, but you’ll be surprised by how well they work. Crafted from food-grade latex, each one has an air-tight grip to keep your wine fresh.

https://robbreport-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/robbreport.com/lifestyle/product-recommendations/best-wine-stoppers-amazon-2914285/amp/

 

All the Different Types of Mezcal, Explained

Mezcal’s rich diversity makes it attractive to spirits aficionados, but this very same factor sets a high barrier of entry for those exploring the category, and who may be hesitant to invest in that first bottle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/different-types-mezcal-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e510eaa763-APRIL_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e510eaa763-38937345&mc_cid=e510eaa763&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The New and Complex Reality for Independent Fine Wine Retailers Mid-Pandemic

The National Association of Wine Retailers’ executive director shares key takeaways from a recent industry survey

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tom-wark-on-the-new-and-complex-reality-for-independent-fine-wine-retailers-mid-pandemic/

Terroir in Wine — Somewhereness

Terroir has from the beginning been a concern of producers, critics and academics more than of consumers

https://medium.com/@brookslarry21/terroir-in-wine-somewhereness-1ddaf84a285

TTB Approved 182.8K Products Over Last Twelve Months through March 2020, An Increase of 9.5K

Wine: 123.4K products approved over the L12M

https://www.bw166.com/2020/04/20/ttb-approved-182-8k-products-over-last-twelve-months-through-march-2020-an-increase-of-9-5k-5-5/

The dark reason liquor stores are considered essential businesses

Closing liquor stores could be catastrophic for people with alcohol use disorder, or AUD. Withdrawal can be dangerous, especially at a time when hospitals and healthcare workers are stretched thin because of COVID-19.

https://www.businessinsider.com/liquor-stores-essential-businesses-heres-why-2020-4

Why wine movies keep falling flat

Robert Joseph considers Uncorked, Netflix’s new movie, and wonders if film-makers have missed something fundamental about wine.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/why-wine-movies-keep-falling-flat

The 30 Best Hard Seltzers of 2020

Here are the 30 best hard seltzers you can buy right now, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-hard-seltzers-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Calories, Carbs, and Alcohol in America’s Best-Selling Hard Seltzers

While no alcoholic beverage is “healthy,” most of these brands celebrate their low calories and carbs

https://vinepair.com/articles/calories-carbs-alcohol-best-selling-hard-seltzers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine With Mexican Food: Starting With The Basics

Here’s a guide that’ll take the guesswork out of pairing your favorite wine with Mexican food.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-mexican-food-starting-with-the-basics/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-mexican-wine-pairings-rose-styles-digital-maps-rerelease&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification

It has been certified a Living Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)—the first winery and only the 25th project of any kind in the world to earn the designation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/silver-oak-becomes-first-winery-to-earn-living-building-challenge-certification

Eight Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask About Spiked Seltzer, Hard Tea, and Other FMBs

Confused about the connection between hard seltzers and beer, not to mention the differences between hard tea and other spiked canned or bottled beverages?

https://vinepair.com/articles/spiked-seltzer-guide-definition-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=09fa27c500-APRIL_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-09fa27c500-38937345&mc_cid=09fa27c500&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What is a Beautiful Wine?

Does the wine world need the idea of beauty to explain what makes a great wine great?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/04/22/what-is-a-beautiful-wine-1/

 

Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

The Tequila was matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels before spending four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jose-cuervo-finishes-tequila-in-irish-whiskey-barrels/

 

South African wine industry facing devastation

The South African government has banned domestic wine sales and shut down wine exports, leaving the industry haemorrhaging money.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/south-african-wine-industry-facing-devastation

 

Reasons To Choose Organic Wine

Even with “natural” wine so trendy these days, organic still isn’t something consumers seek out in droves.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2020/04/22/for-earth-day-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/#4a54ce7f1647

 

 

Disaronno creates Velvet cream liqueur

Described as having a “smooth texture”, the new Disaronno Velvet is bottled at 17% ABV – lower than the brand’s flagship variant, which has an alcohol strength of 28% ABV. Disaronno Velvet is recommended served over ice.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/disaronno-creates-velvet-cream-liqueur/

BUDWEISER REVIVES ‘WHASSUP’ AD FOR LOCKDOWN ERA

The original “whassup” ran from 1999 to 2002, and first aired on December 20, 1999.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/budweiser-revives-whassup-ad-for-lockdown-era/

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed.

Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coronavirus-kegs-are-going-bad-boston-beer-has-a-solution.html

3 Ways To Learn More About Italian Wine

Italy represents one of the more popular European countries for wine imports in the United States.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/21/3-ways-to-learn-more-about-italian-wine/#270084928a02

 

When You’re Done with Stress-Baking, Wine Sundaes Are Here for You

Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, but instead of any of the usual sundae toppings like hot fudge or caramel, her dad uses an ounce of red wine

https://www.thekitchn.com/wine-sundaes-quarantine-23029655

 

PERFECTLY PAIRING VEGAN WINE AND CHOCOLATE

If you’ve got chocolate on your mind, avoid some reds altogether; both red wine and chocolate have a bitter element that can clash.

https://vegnews.com/2020/4/a-wine-educator-s-secrets-for-perfectly-pairing-vegan-wine-and-chocolate

 

Wine’s Biggest Health Benefit Might Be Drinking with Friends

A new study suggests that drinking wine with friends offers more health benefits than drinking alone.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/wine-s-biggest-health-benefit-might-be-drinking-with-friends

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 04-27-20

April 27, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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04-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

Live our 360°, virtual reality Champagne experience

A thrilling virtual reality tour of Hillsides, Houses, and Cellars of the Champagne region recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the champagne region using our 360° Champagne application.

https://360.champagne.fr

 

TUSCAN WINERY EXPERIMENTS WITH GEORGIAN GRAPES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

One variety in particular, which stands out, is Saperavi

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/tuscan-winery-experiments-with-georgian-grape-to-fight-climate-change/

 

Do different panellists (experienced, trained, consumers and experts) evaluate white wine in different ways?

The results of the sensory task completed by the different groups of panellists indicated that experience with a sensory method affected the results.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/04/12/do-different-panellists-experienced-trained-consumers-and-experts-evaluate-white-wine-in-different-ways/

 

Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

If well-being is the sum of its parts, understanding the health benefits of wine calls for a holistic perspective.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-and-health-a-bio-psycho-social-perspective/

 

Oak in winemaking; dissecting the origin, selection and science of barrels

For over 2000 years oak has been a fundamental component in the production, maturation and transport of wine.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/2020/04/15/lets-talk-about-oak/

 

What Are the Top Ten Free Online Wine Education Options?

One of the most fascinating aspects of wine, according to many wine aficionados, is that there is always something new to learn.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/14/what-are-the-top-ten-free-online-wine-education-options

 

How Pennsylvania became one of America’s most fascinating wine regions

Here’s the lowdown on the Keystone State

https://sommelierbusiness.com/en/articles/menu-intel-1/from-penns-vineyard-to-pinot-noir-how-pennsylvania-became-one-of-americas-most-fascinating-wine-regions-96.htm

 

Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a builder’s unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8215693/amp/Builder-transforms-staircase-WINE-CELLAR.html

Essential apps for drinks enthusiasts

There are now plenty of apps available for the at-home bartender or on-the-go consumer who wants to find their next spirits purchase.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/essential-apps-for-drinks-enthusiasts/

Jameson creates digital platform for bartenders

The new Jameson Hosts trade engagement platform provides a space for members of the global bar industry to receive wellbeing support, enhance their technical knowledge and collaborate from their own homes through video content.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-creates-digital-platform-for-bartenders/

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Turns to Eco-Friendly Bottles

The new bottles will be lighter, reducing energy usage when shipping the wines across the nation.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/16/shannon-ridge-family-wines-turns-eco-friendly

The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs

Cooking with wine with a low-and-slow cooked red wine-braised short rib recipe.

https://www.expressnews.com/food/recipes-cooking/article/The-rules-for-cooking-with-wine-and-how-to-make-15197275.php

How Might Resveratrol and Red Wine’s Antiaging Properties Work? Study Reveals New Possibilities

A regular glass of table wine contains about 0.5 to 1 milligram of resveratrol

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-might-resveratrol-and-red-wine-s-antiaging-properties-work

 

Franzia’s Boxed Wine Packaging Redesign “Jammed” Up in Trademark Dispute

JaM Cellars is the owner of trademarks relating to the word JAM used in wine products

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/franzia-s-boxed-wine-packaging-redesign-58728/

 

19 Crimes Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg kicks off the partnership with 19 Crimes first California wine, appropriately named ‘Snoop Cali Red’

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/15/19-crimes-announces-partnership-with-snoop-dogg

 

Buffalo Trace creates kosher-certified whiskeys

The new bottling’s, described as the “first authentic kosher whiskeys”, comprise of: Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon, Kosher Wheat Recipe Bourbon and Kosher Straight Rye Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/buffalo-trace-creates-kosher-certified-whiskeys/

 

Party Store, Package Store, or Liquor Store? The ABCs of America’s Alcohol Retailers

As Americans and U.S. residents, the myriad state laws dictating where and when we can buy our booze are complicated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-store-package-party-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dbdaf40b7-APRIL_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dbdaf40b7-38937345&mc_cid=5dbdaf40b7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boxed Wine and Vodka Made From CO2: The Green Future of Booze

A green movement is sweeping the wine and spirits world.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boxed-wine-vodka-made-co2-180931064.html

Helpful Podcasts for Wine Lovers

In the last few years podcasts have become one of the best sources for both education and entertainment on the Internet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/15/helpful-podcasts-for-wine-lovers/#16c48a6533f1

 

Can I use a Coravin wine-preservation device to open a bottle of Champagne?

Definitely not. The folks at Coravin say their product should only be used on still wines. Please follow their advice!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-i-use-a-coravin-wine-preservation-device-to-open-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Nine Ways to Gear Up and Support Your Favorite Winery

During this time when you can’t go to your favorite wineries, you can still buy something to show your support, both physically and financially

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/16/best-winery-gear-shopping-guide/

 

Italian Sparkling Wines Abound In Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

Eight Italian wine brands earned Hot Brand honors this year, from a total of 16 imports.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/04/16/25287/italian-sparkling-wines-abound-in-impacts-hot-brands-list/

 

WILL WINE IN TUBES BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

In collaboration with forward thinking Italian producer, Orion Wines, the ‘bag in tube’ wines are 100% recyclable and contain the equivalent of three 75cl bottles

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/will-wine-in-tubes-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

Here is everything you need to know to master the technique and improve your shaken cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-shake-cocktails-correctly-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AriZona Is Making a Hard Tea Spiked With Vodka

AriZona Hard Green Tea, a vodka-based, 5-percent ABV beverage, in Canada.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/arizona-spiked-vodka-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

So while the wine scene has been very limited in Iran for the last 41 years, the region as a whole over the course of civilization has largely embraced the stuff.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/iranian-wine-in-us/

 

Is the coronavirus pandemic the beginning of changes to the three-tier system?

Will the success of Internet sales and restaurant delivery during the pandemic lead to changes that will make it easier for us to buy wine, beer, and spirits?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-beginning-of-changes-to-the-three-tier-system/

 

You can use your Instant Pot to whip up batches of sour beer.

This method uses the Instant Pot’s yogurt function to promote bacteria growth (the good kind) to create refreshingly tart flavors in unfermented beer (wort).

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-brew-beer-in-your-instant-pot/

 

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water – essentials for many quarantined Americans.

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2200G3

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 04-20-20

April 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

04-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

 

Pairing wine and hockey movies

Hockey seems to be no closer to coming back, but at least the liquor stores are deemed essential businesses in most places.

https://www.theicegarden.com/2020/4/4/21201245/pairing-wine-and-hockey-movies

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

Research has indicated that some wines, especially those on the sweet side, may play a role in the controversy due to higher sugar content.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20200405/off-vine-does-drinking-wine-cause-headaches

Is Wine Fattening?

This article reviews the calories in wine, how it compares with other alcoholic drinks, and whether drinking too much of it can lead to weight gain.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-fattening

The end of corked wine?

But the family-owned cork-making behemoth Amorim in Portugal says it has now developed a secret procedure to expel all TCA, thus saving the wine.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8191003/No-corked-wine-Secret-method-guarantees-bottles-NOT-spoil.html

Five reasons for trending Vegan Wine

Here are the five reasons why vegan wine is trending in 2020 and how beneficial it is to us

https://sflcn.com/the-trending-wine-story-5-reasons-why-vegan-wine-is-trending-in-2020/

5 things you never knew about wine

How much do you really know about wine?

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-things-you-never-knew-about-wine?category=food

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

There’s never been a better time to dive into the lower calorie/light beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-beers-2020/

 

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

As always, some experimentation may be in order to find what suits your taste best.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-whiskey-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22a24d5317-APRIL_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22a24d5317-38937345&mc_cid=22a24d5317&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Keep an Opened Bottle of Wine Good for Days

Tips on how on keep that bottle good for more than a day

https://www.eater.com/2020/4/6/21206860/how-to-store-open-bottle-wine-tips-tools-kismet-kae-whalen

 

Does Beer Go Bad?

Everything you need to know to make sure your beer haul stays fresh.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/04/08/how-long-does-beer-stay-fresh/

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Fortified Wines And How To Drink ‘Em

These hefty wines are created by adding a neutral grape spirit to a base wine to boost the booze content and give it a longer shelf life.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a32054169/what-is-a-fortified-wine/

 

Can Virtual Wine Tastings Ever Really Substitute for Real-Life Interaction?

While virtual tastings don’t carry the logistical considerations like allowing for enough elbow room at the tasting bar, they also don’t replace the nuances of an in-person interaction.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/virtual-wine-tasting-guide/

 

Podcasts for Every Wine Lover, From Beginners to Experts

51% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast last year, and more than 30% listened monthly.

Don’t forget The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast!

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/wine-podcasts/

Why being a wine hipster is possibly not such a bad thing

The dictionary definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream” and given that a hipster is supposed to be fascinated by “style, authenticity and uniqueness”, it doesn’t seem the worst subculture you could be part of.

https://winemag.co.za/wine/opinion/why-being-a-wine-hipster-is-possibly-not-such-a-bad-thing/

Why Your Happy Hour FaceTimes With Friends Might Be Saving The Wine Business

By drinking a bottle you purchased from your local restaurant or wine shop, you are helping these places stay afloat during the lockdown.

https://www-refinery29-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.refinery29.com/amp/en-us/buying-wine-from-local-business-during-pandemic

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

As a tequila ages, it also picks up notes of baking spice, vanilla, and caramel. As a result, there is a broad range of mixers that can complement and enhance its multifaceted personality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-tequila-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Certification Courses

Whether you’re a wine trade professional, a sommelier in a restaurant, or a wine lover eager to learn more, you are probably interested in wine certification courses.

https://awinestory.com/wine-certification-courses/

New Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice Variety Pack is Here, Just in Time for Spring

All three flavors — lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry — were previously sold separately as limited-edition products.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/seagrams-escapes-italian-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Wine Quotes in Movies and Music, According to Industry Pros

Winemakers, somms and more share their favorite wine-in-pop-culture moments.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/08/best-wine-quotes-movies/

Which wine should I pair with deviled eggs?

Eggs are a tough match for wine. They’re savory, and their yolks can coat your mouth, dulling the flavor of some wines. Plus, the sulfur in eggs can make some wines seem bitter or metallic.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-wine-should-i-pair-with-deviled-eggs

The Five Virtues of a Wine Lover

Here then, are five essential characteristics of a wine lover that, if embraced, can forever change your relationship to wine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/04/the_five_virtues_of_a_wine_lov.html

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

Even as the “stock-up” boom starts to subside, many e-commerce channels continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/will-covid-19-change-online-wine-forever

 

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