Liquor Industry News 07-27-20

July 27, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

The Ultimate Beer Burger

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

 

Is 80 Proof the Magic Number for Distilled Spirits?

Many popular spirits, including vodkatequila, and white rum are almost exclusively bottled at this strength.

https://vinepair.com/articles/80-proof-liquor-spirits-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7febe9d4c8-JULY_13_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7febe9d4c8-38937345&mc_cid=7febe9d4c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

There were only five million-case-selling RTD brands, one of which was a hard seltzer. Three of the RTD brands reported huge growth last year.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-five-best-selling-ready-to-drink-brands-2/

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

If you’re feeling berry thirsty, take a look at our most popular strawberry cocktail recipes that will be your new go-tos for summer sipping.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-best-strawberry-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7cc4bb254e-JULY_14_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7cc4bb254e-38937345&mc_cid=7cc4bb254e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

SUNTORY EXPLORES PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR DRINKING

Prototypes for a face covering which will not detract from the experience of a night out.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/suntory-explores-protective-headgear-designed-for-drinking/

Cracking the code for beer freshness

But how does one know when a beer was made and when it will go over the hill?

https://www.marinij.com/2020/07/14/cracking-the-code-for-beer-freshness/

Rhode Island Brewery Trolls Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski With ‘Traitorade’ Beer
Are you mad at Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for leaving the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
https://nesn.com/2020/06/rhode-island-brewery-trolls-tom-brady-rob-gronkowski-with-traitorade-beer/

The Divisive Impact of Brettanomyces in Wine

Winemakers will tell you that Brettanomyces is either the root of all evil, or amazing yeasts with something beautiful to share with the world.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/14/the-divisive-impact-of-brettanomyces-in-wine/

TOP 10 VINEYARDS FOR WINE TOURISM

This year’s list showcases producers from five continents and 18 different countries, with 17 new wineries making the top 50.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-vineyards-for-wine-tourism/

TEENS DRESSING UP AS MASKED GRANNIES TO SCORE ALCOHOL DURING PANDEMIC

One TikTok video with over 1.5m views depicts a girl with drawn on wrinkles and a Zimmer frame clutching a booze-filled plastic bag in California.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/teens-dressing-up-as-masked-grannies-to-score-alcohol-during-pandemic/

In 1936, Joseph Stalin Created the Proletariat’s Very Own ‘Champagne’

The world’s largest country may not be the first — nor second, third, or even fourth — place that comes to mind when speaking of notable sparkling wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/stalin-soviet-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1aee39bf4c-JULY_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1aee39bf4c-38937345&mc_cid=1aee39bf4c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Busch unveils first-ever flavored beer, Busch Light Apple

You won’t want to give this apple to the teacher, but you may want to keep it for yourself.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/07/busch-unveils-first-ever-flavored-beer-busch-light-apple.html

How To Recycle Nitrogenated Beer Cans

But does the plastic widget make the can less recyclable?

Two closed and opened golden beer cans isolated on white background, top view

https://earth911.com/how-to-recycle/how-to-recycle-nitrogenated-beer-cans/

‘Clean Wine’ is a Commercial Scam

I see two problems with the claim that these are “clean wines.”

https://www.vinography.com/2020/07/clean-wine-is-a-commercial-scam

This $16 Tool Instantly Upgrades Inexpensive Wine

Most full-bodied reds benefit from aeration, where volatile compounds evaporate and oxidize and leave behind aromatic and smooth sips.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/vintorio-wine-aerator-pourer

The Ultimate Beer Burger

Lager, brings out a depth of flavor that will take your burger to the next level.

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2020/07/16/what-were-cooking-the-ultimate-beer-burger/

Molson Coors Pulls Plug on Michelob Ultra Copycat, St. Archer Gold

In an exciting stand-off, the original release of low-calorie, light beer Saint Archer Gold was positioned as a notable competitor to Michelob Ultra Pure Gold.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/molson-coors-pulls-st-archer-gold/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f3a1ff4fb-JULY_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f3a1ff4fb-38937345&mc_cid=7f3a1ff4fb&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

PROSECCO CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES REDUCED VINTAGE

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG has approved a decision by its members to reduce the yields for the 2020 harvest this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/prosecco-consortium-announces-reduced-vintage/

PREGNANCY WARNING LABELS ON ALCOHOL MANDATORY WITHIN THREE YEARS IN AUSTRALIA AND NZ

The labels will be printed in red, black and white, and read “Pregnancy Warning”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol-mandatory-within-three-years-in-australia-and-nz/

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

The COVID-19 pandemics effect on the market is essentially five months old now and we have some clearer data and patterns to use to make better decisions.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/17/five-months-in-what-we-have-learned-2

Can a wine be called Cabernet Sauvignon if it contains other grapes?

In the United States, a wine labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon must be made from at least 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-a-wine-be-called-cabernet-sauvignon-if-it-contains-other-grapes

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

Reading the labels on wine bottles is an intricate and detailed process, but understanding some basics can make all the difference

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordilippemcgraw/2020/07/17/leading-paris-sommelier-shares-5-tips-for-properly-reading-wine-labels/#1ab6b8733c57

 

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

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Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

07-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer … who are the big guys? And who are the largest small guys?

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

 

Top 10 best-selling rum brands

Looking across our best-selling list, five of the 10 brands witnessed declines,

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-best-selling-rum-brands-3/

Tequila-based seltzer range launches in US

Described as “shaking up” the ready-to-drink market, Volley is a new Tequila-based seltzer made with 100% Blue Weber agave Tequila, sparkling water and organic fruit juice.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/tequila-based-seltzer-range-launches-in-us/

CONSTELLATION SELLS MEGA PURPLE TO VIE-DEL

This acquisition positions Vie-Del as a leader in the high-colour concentrate business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/constellation-sells-mega-purple-to-vie-del/

CELEBRITY DRINKS APP SEEKS CROWDFUNDING

GrapeStars is an online marketplace where celebrities can promote their drinks directly to their followers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/celebrity-drinks-app-seeks-crowdfunding/

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING WINE BRANDS

The following pages show the wine brands that dominate the global market for now.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/top-10-best-selling-wine-brands/

 

7 Unexpected Ways to Use Vermouth in Cocktails

As a low-ABV option, vermouth is even delicious on its own — or with a splash of sparkling water.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-unexpected-vermouth-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c7e07fe75a-JULY_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c7e07fe75a-38937345&mc_cid=c7e07fe75a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Five-Minute Guide to Modern Wine Terms

Like so many fields and interests, the world of wine is booby-trapped with jargon.

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/article/five-minute-guide-modern-wine-terms

 

In what ways do old and new wines smell and taste differently?

That depends greatly on the character of the wine, how young or old it is, and how it has been stored

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/in-what-ways-do-old-and-new-wines-smell-and-taste-differently

 

Making wine in Pembroke MA

Artis Winery in Pembroke makes half a dozen wines per year using grapes sourced from New York and California.

https://www.wickedlocal.com/photogallery/WL/20200706/NEWS/706009999/PH/1

Why don’t all wines have a vintage date on their label?

The year on the label lets us know when the majority of the grapes were grown and, consequently, the age of the wine in the bottle.

https://www-theglobeandmail-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/life/food-and-wine/article-why-dont-all-wines-have-a-vintage-date-on-their-label/

 

Never Serve Red Wine With Cheese And Other Nonsensical Wine And Food Pairings

Wine geeks firmly believe that there is a wine that matches up with absolutely everything, with the possible exception of Cheerios.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/07/07/never-serve-red-wine-with-cheese-and-other-nonsensical-wine-and-food-pairings/#2a01aa48dfb7

 

Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

The tariffs are now coming up for review by the US Trade Representative (USTR), who will decide whether to continue with the wine tariffs or cycle off wine and place the WTO awarded tariffs on other European products with the goal of pressuring the EU into ending the Airbus subsidies

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/08/tariffs-european-wine-backfire-us-wine-industry

 

CALIFORNIA HOTEL USES WINE-DELIVERING ROOM SERVICE ROBOT

Rosé, a three-foot robot which uses sensors to travel in the hotel’s lifts and corridors, can deliver groceries, towels and even pet treats to guests.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/california-hotel-uses-wine-delivering-room-service-robot/

What Winemakers Don’t Tell You About Making Wine

Let’s talk about what don’t winemakers tell you about making wine!

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/what-winemakers-dont-tell-you-about-making-wine/?utm_campaign=winemakers-dont-tell-you-started-at-moscato-color-of-wine&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

5 Easy Garnishes to Elevate Your At-Home Cocktails

Garnishes are a low-stakes investment with a quick and easy return.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-easy-garnishes-home-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5628486ede-JULY_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5628486ede-38937345&mc_cid=5628486ede&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How We Taste Wine Today

The tasting note, which is widely used to communicate about wine, is a promise of a distinct form of aesthetic pleasure.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/07/09/how-we-taste-wine-today/

 

CAMERON DIAZ LAUNCHES ‘CLEAN’ WINE BRAND

Called Avaline, the range comprises of two organic wines – a Spanish white and a French rosé, which went on sale across the US this week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/cameron-diaz-launches-clean-wine-brand/

 

Beer … who are the big guys? And who are the largest small guys?

So we have two lists for you. The first shows the top 10 worldwide brands. The second, which I find more interesting, shows the top domestic brands – and there are craft firms in the top 10.

https://democratherald.com/blogs/jim-day/beer-who-are-the-big-guys-and-who-are-the-largest-small-guys/article_65f8b37e-54e4-50fe-922f-8d987af40745.html

 

New Wine

Sonoma County-based Benovia winery has introduced Courageous Care Pinot Noir, a new bottling that honors those fighting Covid-19 and will raise funds for groups like Feeding America and Direct Relief. Retailing at $40, Courageous Care is a blend of fruit from two of Benovia’s Russian River Valley vineyards. A percentage of proceeds from every purchase will go to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and Direct Relief, which provides personal protective equipment to medical teams.

Anheuser-Busch to Pay Record $5 Million Offer In Compromise for Trade Practice Violations Tied to Sports and Entertainment Sponsorships

Additionally, A-B’s importer and wholesaler permits were suspended for two days in Littleton, Colorado, and four days in Denver.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-to-pay-record-5-million-offer-in-compromise-for-trade-practice-violations-tied-to-sports-and-entertainment-sponsorships

 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH “WINE EDUCATION”

The question of how we teach people about wine intersects with a preoccupation of mine, which is the task of using language in service of something to which it doesn’t seem intended

https://www.terrytheise.com/post/what-s-wrong-with-wine-education

 

How Wine Gets Bubbly: Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method

Two most common sparkling winemaking techniques

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-101-sparkling-wine/

 

 

Wine labeling controversy triggers class action lawsuit

Copper Cane LLC, based in Rutherford, Calif., purchases winegrapes from more than 40 Oregon vineyards to make Pinot noir and rosé under the brand name Elouan

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/orchards_nuts_vines/wine-labeling-controversy-triggers-class-action-lawsuit/article_07e66cc4-c200-11ea-ab2c-e73175c6f8ff.html

New Wine Producing Region Recognized on Vancouver Island

A new area recognized for their grape-growing and winemaking on the label – the Cowichan Valley.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/07/10/new-wine-producing-region-recognized-on-vancouver-island

 

 

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

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Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

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Saturday at 01:00PM

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