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Liquor Industry News 01-24-22

January 24, 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*

01-24-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Absolute Best Wines To Pair With Steak 

10 Winter Vodka Cocktails to Keep You Toasty

3/4 people find the ‘rules of wine’ intimidating, study says

Need wine advice? Put down the app and ask your local shop.

Why would consumers rely on a point score instead of trusting their own palates

https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/01/06/local-wine-shop-advice/

What is Sustainable Farming?

By adopting more environmentally responsible farming and business practices, we up the odds of survival for our irreplaceable Planet Earth.

https://www.drycreekvineyard.com/sustainable-farming/

Can your nail varnish tell you if your drink has been spiked?

New Netflix hit Stay Close has got fans talking, as it features a special nail varnish which changes colour when dipped into a spiked drink. But does it actually exist?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/can-your-nail-varnish-tell-you-if-your-drink-has-been-spiked/

The 15 Best Whiskeys to Drink in 2022

 Here are 15 of the best whiskeys to drink in 2022. Good luck finding them!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-whiskey-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=369086348b-JAN_10_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-369086348b-38937345&mc_cid=369086348b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Corona, Modelo, and Pacifico Beer Prices Predicted to Increase in 2022

Specifically, a dearth of brown glass is predicted to affect prices of Modelo Negra and Pacifico, and others known for their signature brown glass bottles.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/corona-modelo-glass-shortage/

A Virtual Tasting Focused on Organic Wines? Where’s My Glass?

A new subscription service sells hard-to-find offerings from small winemakers who follow organic and biodynamic practices.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a38683898/vivant-organic-biodynamic-wine-club/

France adds eight new varietals to approved wine grape lists

News filtering out through official channels in France takes a little while but the bylaw of 23 December 2021 (published on 30 December) slipped through quietly last week, establishing eight new grape varieties on the country’s official list of approved grapes for wine production (they were introduced on a temporary basis seven years ago).

Of the eight, Xarel-lo (or “Xarello” in the official French text) is probably the best-known and can now cross the border from its Catalonian home into France. The remaining seven would be quite the test of a casual ampelographer’s knowledge.

Five hail from Corsica. They are the white Brustianu (likely originating from the Ajaccio region), Rossula bianca from southern Corsica, Cualtacciu (from the Balagne region in the north, near Calvi), and Uva Biancona. Vintaghju is the sole Corsican red variety of the bunch, remarkable for the deep color of its wines.

Another officially sanctioned French native is Felen, a white grape reportedly from the Aveyron department in southern France.

Finally, Fleurtai is a white, disease-resistant, interspecific hybrid produced at the University of Udine, Italy, by crossing Friulano (also known as Tocai, Sauvignon Vert, or Sauvignonasse) with the Kozma 20-3 hybrid. Fleurtai has the same parentage as Soreli (Blanc), already adopted in France and a permitted grape in the IGP Côtes Catalanesregion.

No news yet on which IGPs or appellations will adopt the latest varieties although for many it appears drought tolerance and disease resistance is a prominent factor in their adoption.

MA Package stores pushing ‘compromise’ ballot question

Measure would lift, but not eliminate, license cap

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/politics/package-stores-pushing-compromise-ballot-question/

A Cork Dork’s Guide to Alternative Wine Closures

While alternative styles of bottle closures are nothing new to the wine world — as screw caps and composite corks are becoming industry staples — there are myriad new types of wine closures that have been making the rounds lately.

https://vinepair.com/articles/alternative-wine-closure-guide/

Who Invented the Cup? The Indiana Jones of Drinks Might Know

For fans of wine, science and the Indiana Jones series, the job title “molecular archaeologist of fermented beverages” sounds like a lottery-winning career. But how does one enter this fascinating field?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/01/10/patrick-mcgovern-wine-history/

American White Oak, used for Bourbon casks, struggles to regenerate

American white oak, often used for whisky and Bourbon casks, is facing challenges after struggling to regenerate across the eastern US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/american-white-oak-used-for-bourbon-casks-struggles-to-regenerate/

Where to go Wine Tasting in Boston

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

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

3/4 people find the ‘rules of wine’ intimidating, study says

3/4 of people find wine etiquette intimidating, while 67% of respondents believe that there are right and wrong ways to drink wine, a new study has found.

Woman tasting wine at a cellar smelling into a glass

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/3-4-people-find-the-rules-of-wine-intimidating-study-says/

14 Things You Need to Know About Modelo

The stealthiest of Mexican beers, Modelo may be the lesser known in a lineup of beach beers served with lime, but its relative anonymity hasn’t stopped it from becoming the fastest-growing beer in the United States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/negra-modelo-beer-especial-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=75494a4956-JAN_12_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-75494a4956-38937345&mc_cid=75494a4956&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Japan adds three Geographically Indicated wine regions

On June 30, wines of Nagano, Yamagata and Osaka received a GI (Geographical Indication) status. In addition to “Yamanashi” in 2013 and “Hokkaido” in 2018, Japan now has five GIs for wines.

https://vino-joy.com/2022/01/08/japan-adds-three-geographically-indicated-wine-regions/

9 Questions About Riesling That You’re Too Afraid to Ask, Answered

Riesling is definitely one of the most misunderstood grapes in the entire wine world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/9-questions-riesling-youre-afraid-ask-answered/

22 Cocktail Recipes to Make in 2022

When we asked cocktail pros to give us their trend predictions for 2022, we got even more excited to drink delicious cocktails in the new year.

https://www.foodandwine.com/drinks/cocktail-recipes-2022

Your Guide to Mezcal—And Why Agave Type Matters

Few spirits draw as many parallels with wine as mezcal.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/01/11/mezcal-agave-types-guide/

Campari’s Secret History

The authors of The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails share their five most surprising discoveries, including a lost link between the Italian brand and the earliest British bitters.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/campari-secret-history-oxford-companion-spirits-cocktails/

Bota Box Introduces Ready-to-Drink Margarita Wine Cocktails on Tap

Bota’Rita Margarita wine cocktails will launch at retail in March of 2022 with two flavors,  Classic Lime and Strawberry, made from the quality Bota Box wine that consumers love, blended  with real agave, lime juice and natural flavors that together deliver a classic margarita taste on tap.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/01/12/bota-box-introduces-ready-to-drink-margarita-wine-cocktails-on-tap

Mark Wahlberg has launched his own Tequila

Ted star Mark Wahlberg is about to launch his own line of Tequila with Flecha Azul.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/mark-wahlberg-launched-his-own-tequila/

The Whiskey Men Who Helped Launch Muhammad Ali’s Career

Though he was legally able to drink by then, he had no interest in doing so. Still, he wanted to celebrate his Olympic win in style, so he ordered a Coke.

“And put one drop of whiskey in it,” he told the bartender.

https://vinepair.com/articles/louisville-sponsoring-group-muhammad-ali-career/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b446a1edc3-JAN_13_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b446a1edc3-38937345&mc_cid=b446a1edc3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Here Are the Wine Trends Reddit Thinks We’ll See in 2022

It started with a simple prompt: “Wine people of the world! What do you think are the newest wine trends we will see in 2022?”

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/reddit-wine-trends-2022/

Exploring the World of Red Sparkling Wines

Who says bubbly can’t be red?

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/red-sparkling-wines/

Find a golden beer can? Budweiser giving away $1 million with Willy Wonka-like contest

Anheuser-Busch InBev is giving Budweiser fans a chance to “Live Like a King.”

https://www.syracuse.com/business/2022/01/find-a-golden-beer-can-budweiser-giving-away-1-million-with-willy-wonka-like-contest.html

What Will Be the Next Darling of the Wine World? Here Are Four Varieties to Watch

Wine is similar to fashion. Some styles seem to have their moment in the sun, when everyone wants them

https://vinepair.com/articles/whats-the-next-beaujolais/

Debunking Chianti myths, speaking Chianti truths.

There is no Italian wine more closely tied to the country’s culture and history than the wine we know today as Chianti.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/01/13/sangiove-giove-jove-jupiter/

Swiss wine might be hard to find but it’s very easy to love

Ever tried Heida, Rezé and Petite Arvine? David Kermode waxes lyrical on Switzerland’s indigenous grape varieties and exactly why Swiss wine is well worth seeking out

https://cluboenologique.com/story/swiss-wine-might-be-hard-to-find-but-its-very-easy-to-love/

10 Winter Vodka Cocktails to Keep You Toasty

When Old Man Winter comes knocking, many people reach for brown spirits such as brandy, whiskey and rum.

https://www.winemag.com/folio/winter-vodka-cocktails-recipes/

Americans Don’t Care About Wine Rules

There might be a correct way to drink wine, but Americans don’t really care. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm shares the results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Woodbridge Wines.

https://www.abc10.com/video/entertainment/buzz60/americans-dont-care-about-wine-rules/600-e6a8f2eb-817b-4c1f-9b0d-b64c924df432

Why Champagne and Oysters?

So what is it about Champagne & Oysters that make for a great partnership?

https://glassofbubbly.com/why-champagne-and-oysters/

The Absolute Best Wines To Pair With Steak

In many ways, there are few pairings that are more satisfying than steak with wine.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/731991/the-absolute-best-wines-to-pair-with-steak/?utm_campaign=clip

The 5 Best Marsala Wine Cocktail Recipes to Make

Marsala is a fortified wine out of Italy we in the states pretty much use only for cooking. But the Sicilian liquid can be great as both a sipper and a cocktail base.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/best-marsala-wine-cocktail-recipes/

Wine Influencers – Can They Help You Sell Wine?

Wine doesn’t sell itself. Storytelling sells wine. If you believe this statement please read on.

https://winebulletin.net/wine-influencers-can-they-help-you-sell-wine/

Cava: Traditional Method Sparkling Wine That Offers A Taste of Spain

Cava has its origins in the Penedès region of Spain near Barcelona and is made in four zones around the country

https://pullthatcork.com/2022/cava-taste-of-spain/

Monster Beverage to enter alcohol market with craft beer

Monster Beverage Corp is entering the alcoholic drinks market with a US$330 million deal for craft beer and hard seltzer producer CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/monster-beverage-to-enter-alcohol-market-with-craft-beer/

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Liquor Industry News 01-17-22

January 17, 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*

01-17-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Cooking With The Cheapest Wine Could Be A Big Mistake

10 of the Best Grapefruit Cocktails

7 Moments That Defined the Drinks Industry in 2021

A Simple Guide to Kombucha and How to Make It at Home

You have probably noticed more kombucha options popping up in grocery and health food stores across the U.S.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/01/01/kombucha-health-benefits-recipe/

Craft Beer Across America | 50 Beers From 50 States

With nearly 9,000 thousand craft breweries spread out across this great nation, the options to wet one’s craft beer whistle in this country seem to be endless.

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2021/12/31/craft-beer-across-america-50-beers-from-50-states/

Who Was the First to Propose a ‘Toast’?

At weddings, dinner parties, and celebrations of all ilks, it’s a common custom for hosts and poetic (if not tipsy) guests to raise their glasses and propose a toast.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-propose-toast/

Which countries prefer organic wine?

The growing popularity of organic wine is one of several trends being observed in the global wine market in recent years.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/01/which-countries-prefer-organic-wine.html

The art of choosing ‘healthy’ wine

And so, with another alcohol-fuelled Christmas behind us, what should we be drinking this January, assuming we still fancy a glass and haven’t committed to the water wagon?

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-art-of-choosing-healthy-wine

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Wine and cannabis have been enjoyed by people around the world for thousands of years, even in periods when both were illegal — both still are in some countries.

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

Katy Perry launches line of alcohol-free aperitifs

Pop singer Katy Perry has announced the launch of her own line of alcohol-free aperitifs, leaning in to the no-and lo drinks craze that tends to surge during the early months of the year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/katy-perry-launches-line-of-alcohol-free-aperitifs/

Do people who exercise regularly drink more alcohol?

Researchers at the Cooper Institute in Texas have found a link between alcohol and exercise, in a study of almost 40,000 American adults.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/do-people-who-exercise-regularly-drink-more-alcohol/

What Should I Do if I Can’t Pronounce a Drink’s Name?

It’s hard not to feel intimidated when you encounter a wine, beer, or spirit that you don’t know how to pronounce.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pronouncing-drink-names-advice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2c645c9591-JAN_03_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2c645c9591-38937345&mc_cid=2c645c9591&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Massachusetts Ramped Up Reuse & Recycling Rates of Plastic Beer Can Carriers in 2021

Metro Boston and the rest of Massachusetts has seen a measurable uptick in the reuse and recycling rates of the troublesome and not-curbside-recyclable packaging.

WE ARE NOW A COLLECTION CENTER!

https://www.brewbound.com/news/massachusetts-ramped-up-reuse-recycling-rates-of-plastic-beer-can-carriers-in-2021/

WhistlePig’s New Non-Alcoholic Whiskey Is Aged for 6 Years Before Being ‘Undistilled’

Profits from Devil’s Slide rye will go to benefit bartenders during Dry January.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/whistlepig-non-alcoholic-whiskey-aged

Is Oxidized Red Wine Actually Safe To Drink?

If you’re not really familiar with wine or what it means for it to oxidize, it essentially means that the wine has gone bad.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/664886/is-oxidized-red-wine-actually-safe-to-drink/?utm_campaign=clip

No proof that ‘hangover cures’ actually work, scientists say

Here’s a lesson many may have already learned over the past weekend: Don’t count on ginseng, probiotics or any other so-called hangover cures.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2022/01/03/alcohol-drinking-hangover-cures-are-a-myth-scientists/7481641215584/

Prosecco has surpassed champagne as the most exported sparkling wine in the European Union.

Despite a 6% decline in overall values, PROSECCO has surpassed champagne as the EU’s top sparkling wine export.

https://en.brinkwire.com/news/prosecco-has-surpassed-champagne-as-the-most-popular-sparkling-wine-in-the-eu/

7 Moments That Defined the Drinks Industry in 2021

For those focusing solely on the drinks world, seven similarly seismic events stood out this year.

https://vinepair.com/articles/moments-defined-drinks-industry-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aed1429ca8-JAN_04_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aed1429ca8-38937345&mc_cid=aed1429ca8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

11 Things You Should Know About Red Bull

Red Bull is, of course, known for its energy drinks. But on the back of these stimulating beverages, a global brand was born. Red Bull’s origins date back to the 1970s,

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-red-bull-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aed1429ca8-JAN_04_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aed1429ca8-38937345&mc_cid=aed1429ca8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Sparkling wine industry in India 

Although Grapes were grown in India for 5000 years, Post- Phylloxera, Sparkling wines were first introduced by Champagne India  Ltd  ), set up in 1982

https://www.indianwineacademy.com/item_6_900.aspx

New Beer

NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is launching a new beer brand aimed at health-conscious consumers. Simply called Eight after Aikman’s number as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s brewed with Hallertau Taurus hops and no sugar to finish at 90 calories a can. The venture is co-founded by Doug Campbell, formerly president of Brewery Ommegang, and the beer was developed in part by brewmaster Phil Leinhart, previously of Anheuser-Busch, Harpoon Brewery, and Ommegang. Eight launches on draft in Texas next month with cans hitting retail shelves across the state in 6-packs, 12-packs, and 19-ounce singles in March.

Where next for whisky?

With Diageo and Pernod Ricard currently investing in Chinese malt whisky, is it time we looked East for the next big thing?

Speyside scotch whisky tasting on old dark wooden vintage table with barley grains close up

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/where-next-for-whisky/

Stella Rosa Joins the Non-Alcoholic Wine Category with Stella Rosa Non-Alcoholics

Stella Rosa, the award-winning Italian wine brand, imported by California-based Riboli Family Wines, now offers non-alcoholic options to consumers

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/01/04/stella-rosa-joins-non-alcoholic-wine-category

How Instagram Made Wine An Aspirational Lifestyle Choice

Unless you were in a particular corner of the digital world, the detail behind the glass or the bottle itself often didn’t matter as much as the communion of drinking and the knowing, shared experience of getting tipsy after a long day.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/natural-wine-movement-instagram-aesthetic

The Wild World of Wine-Sipping Peloton Riders

The high-end brand has spawned a tight-knit wine drinking community

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/peloton-wine-community/

PBR apologies after x-rated dry January tweet prompts angry backlash

US beer brand Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) has apologised after a bizarre x-rated tweet aimed at people participating in dry January prompted significant backlash.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/pbr-apologises-after-x-rated-dry-january-tweet-prompts-angry-backlash/

Bacardi launches non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ Palette

Grey Goose owner Bacardi has unveiled its first non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand, Palette, which has been created to elevate alcohol-free cocktails.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/01/bacardi-launches-non-alcoholic-spirit-palette/

10 of the Best Grapefruit Cocktails

A little bitter and a little sweet, grapefruit is a beloved winter flavor that has found its way into myriad cocktails. Just as at home in tropical concoctions as it is in riffs on the classics, grapefruit meshes beautifully with the brightness of agave and shines alongside amari.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-grapefruit-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=080edce597-JAN_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-080edce597-38937345&mc_cid=080edce597&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Treasury Wine Partners With Martha Stewart On 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates is partnering with Martha Stewart on a new release for 19 Crimes. Similar to 19 Crimes’ ongoing partnership with Snoop Dogg, the label’s partnership with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands, which runs her eponymous brand, will support the release of 19 Crimes Martha’s Chard. It’s launching this month in California and will ramp up to national distribution February 1 carrying a suggested retail price of $12 a bottle.

“Just like her creative collaborator and friend Snoop, Martha Stewart also embodies the spirit of 19 Crimes – disruption and culture creation,” said Treasury Wine Estates’ marketing president John Wardley. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome another absolute icon of modern American culture to the 19 Crimes family.” 19 Crimes sells more than 2 million cases in the U.S. annually.

The Catholic roots of the “Italian champagne”

Some of the best Franciacorta wine is made in Catholic monasteries in northern Italy.

https://aleteia.org/2022/01/05/the-catholic-roots-of-the-italian-champagne/

Burgundy: MSc course in sustainable wine tourism launches

A new MSc course offering the chance to learn about sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy close to famous vineyards has been launched by the Burgundy School of Wine & Spirits Business.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/burgundy-new-msc-sustainable-wine-tourism-471541/

HOT TREND: SALT-RIMMED WINE GLASSES 

Who says garnishing a Margarita with a salt rim is the only drink that will benefit from a salty pop of flavor?

https://chilledmagazine.com/hot-trend-salt-rimmed-wine-glasses

A Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Shortage Is Looming

Fortunately, there are great alternatives to be found from other regions

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/sauv-blanc-shortage-alternatives/

Moderate drinking cuts risk of some brain tumours by 25%, reveals study

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has been found to reduce the risk of glioma brain tumours by a quarter, new research shows.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/moderate-drinking-cuts-risk-of-some-brain-tumours-by-25-reveals-study/

The Stellar Health Benefits of Wine Explained

Beyond its endless variety of styles and flavor profiles, wine is also a beverage with fantastic health benefits.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/health-benefits-of-wine/

Italian Winemakers Are Finding Creative Ways to Battle Climate Change Amid Worrying Reports

Although the individual adversities can be managed in some ways — such as covering vines with netting to protect from hail — the unpredictability of such dramatic weather events remains problematic

https://vinepair.com/articles/climate-change-italy-winemakers/

Champagne glass pyramid breaks Guinness record in Dubai

Officials at Dubai hotel Atlantis, The Palm, said it took five days to stack the 54,740 coupe glasses filled with Moet & Chandon champagne into a pyramid that measured more than 27 feet high.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/01/05/uae-Guinness-World-Records-champagne-glass-pyramid-Atlantis-The-Palm/9441641406971/

Which is Healthier: Red Wine or Champagne?

Many people may not realise that plenty of the Champagne that we enjoy are made with black grapes so basically the same ingredient as red wine!

https://glassofbubbly.com/which-is-healthier-red-wine-or-champagne/

Wine: From the Lightest to the Strongest

There are several factors that affect the alcohol content of wine including the style of wine, quality level, and climate where the grapes grow.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-lightest-to-the-strongest-wine/

UFC fighter Dustin Poirier takes on Conor McGregor with new Bourbon

In a business bodyslam, Poirier has entered the world of whiskey with the launch of his new Rare Stash Bourbon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/01/ufc-fighter-dustin-poirier-launches-bourbon-to-rival-conor-mcgregors-proper-12/

Constellation Is Releasing Boozy Fresca Canned Cocktails In Agreement With Coke

Constellation Brands announced an agreement with the Coca-Cola Company to make, market, and distribute Fresca Mixed, a new line of spirit-based, ready-to-drink cocktails featuring the popular Fresca soft drink in the United States

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/fresca-canned-cocktails/

Why Cooking With The Cheapest Wine Could Be A Big Mistake

Because the wine is being mixed with other ingredients, it’s easy to assume that any type of wine will do. And don’t you want to save the really good stuff for drinking, anyway?

https://www.tastingtable.com/655833/why-cooking-with-the-cheapest-wine-could-be-a-big-mistake/?utm_campaign=clip

What Retailers Should Know About Legally Selling Non-Alcoholic Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Selling non-alcoholic alternatives and CBD-infused beverages is not as simple as it seems

https://bevalcinsights.com/what-retailers-should-know-about-legally-selling-non-alcoholic-wine-beer-and-spirits/

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Liquor Industry News 01-10-22

January 10, 2022

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01-10-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Worst Things In Wine in 2021

7 Drinks Trends to Watch in 2022

Eight Simple Cocktail Recipes Using Fortified Wine

How Baileys Became a 2-Billion-Bottle Brand (and Counting)

Launched in 1974, Baileys reached the 1-billion-bottles-sold mark in December 2007 and took just 12 more years to notch up a second billion in sales.

https://vinepair.com/articles/baileys-two-billion-bottle-brand/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=008dc80482-DEC_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-008dc80482-38937345&mc_cid=008dc80482&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

8 Things You Should Know About Heaven’s Door

Heaven’s Door’s origins began in 2015, when American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan trademarked the term “bootleg whiskey.” To Dylan, the term referenced a series of his “bootleg” recordings that had previously been unreleased.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-heavens-door-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=008dc80482-DEC_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-008dc80482-38937345&mc_cid=008dc80482&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Everything You Need To Know About Pinot Grigio

This dry, predominantly Italian wine variety has a long history and a complicated reputation, but there’s much more to this drink than meets the eye.

https://www.tastingtable.com/419159/everything-you-need-to-know-about-pinot-grigio/?utm_campaign=clip

The Right Way to Open Champagne Is the Wrong Way to Open Dom Pérignon

To uncork most bottles of sparkling wine, Champagne included, the process is simple: Just remove the foil with the easy-open tab, then twist the loop on the cage, or muselet, and remove that as well.

https://vinepair.com/articles/open-champagne-bottle-dom-perignon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9aefae36ee-DEC_28_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9aefae36ee-38937345&mc_cid=9aefae36ee&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Height Matters: How Elevation Affects the Aging of Liquor

Loosely defined as representing a sense of place, terroir has become part of the spirits producer’s tool kit, with greater attention paid to where raw ingredients are grown and barreled spirits are aged.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/28/spirits-age-elevation-whiskey-rum/

’60 Minutes’ explains how global warming is affecting the wine and Champagne supply

According to Stahl, France, which has been a major center of winemaking for centuries, is experiencing increasingly higher temperatures and extreme weather conditions.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/60-minutes-explains-how-global-warming-is-affecting-wine-champagne-supply-055854380.html

7 Drinks Trends to Watch in 2022

Here are seven trends to watch from the editorial staff at VinePair.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinks-trends-to-watch-2022/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=04558db4c3-DEC_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-04558db4c3-38937345&mc_cid=04558db4c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Making the Case for Wine on Tap

Numerous arguments advocate the greater use of kegged wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/07/wine-on-tap/

Franciacorta: understanding the territory

Terroir profile of Italy’s leading sparkling wine region…

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/franciacorta-understanding-the-territory-464914/

Wineries Want to Replicate Champagne’s Underground Wine Caves. But Should They?

Champagne’s dark and damp, centuries-old wine caves are a remarkable sight. The underground tunnels run for miles, sometimes one on top of another, storing millions of bottles of precious sparkling wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/29/underground-wine-caves-good/

Eight Simple Cocktail Recipes Using Fortified Wine

Fortified wine has a long history in cocktails.

https://www.winemag.com/folio/fortified-wine-cocktail-recipes/

The Worst Things In Wine in 2021

These are the worst things in wine in 2021.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/12/the-worst-things-in-wine-in-2021/

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Liquor Industry News 01-03-22

January 3, 2022

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01-03-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners
10 of the Best Baileys Cocktail Recipes

The 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021

 

Covid Clobbers South African Wine Again

The country’s wineries face another shutdown as Covid – and the government response – threaten to cripple the industry.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/12/covid-clobbers-south-african-wine-again

Why we are never going to know whether wine is good for us, or not

There has been ongoing debate about whether consumption of wine has any health benefits,

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/12/why-we-are-never-going-to-know-whether.html

What Does ‘Cuvée’ Mean in Wine?

Cuvée is a term that appears on many wine labels but can have multiple meanings.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/02/cuvee-wine-definition/

The Legendary Study That Embarrassed Wine Experts Across the Globe

Nobody remembers the 2001 winner of Amorim Academy’s annual competition to crown the greatest contribution to the science of wine

https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2014/08/the_most_infamous_study_on_wine_tasting.html

The History of Sangria

But traditional sangria goes back — way back — as wine mixed with whatever is nearby.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-history-of-sangria/

Liechtenstein Wine

Liechtenstein is a small, landlocked country in central Europe, wedged between eastern Switzerland and western Austria.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-liechtenstein

Is That Dill in Your Wine?

Wine can taste and smell like other foods and herbs. Here’s why

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-aromas-explained/

Do I Need to Tip on Wine at a Restaurant if the Bottle Was Very Expensive?

If you can afford to order a bottle of wine when you’re out, you can afford to tip 20 percent on the bottle, just as you do the food.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tipping-with-expensive-bottle-advice/

Are Mini Kegs the Next Trendlet in Craft Beer?

Mini kegs have never exactly been a thing in America, certainly not a craft beer thing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/mini-kegs-trend-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4419abd6b2-DEC_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4419abd6b2-38937345&mc_cid=4419abd6b2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021, according to Untappd

Though big names dominate the list, there are some surprising new entries on the list of the 10 most popular beers in the world in 2021, according to data from Untappd.

Pattaya, Thailand – September 18, 2016: Thailand, Pattaya : Pint of beer served at Guinness Brewery on September 18, 2016 in Pattaya.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/the-10-most-popular-beers-in-the-world-in-2021-according-to-untappd/

A Beginner’s Guide to Wines from Italy’s Piedmont

Most wine lovers associate Piedmont with the famous reds of Barolo, but as anyone who has visited the region knows, it’s large, complex and full of surprises. A thousand books could be written on Piedmont.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/02/12/beginners-guide-wines-from-italys-piedmont/

How to Taste Wine

So, want to learn how to taste and evaluate a glass of wine like an expert?

https://www.winemag.com/2015/08/25/how-to-taste-wine/

6 Dos and Don’ts for Every Hot Toddy

A double whammy of booze and warmth, it serves the perfect antidote to winter chills and common colds, even if the latter may be solely by means of placebo.

https://vinepair.com/articles/dos-donts-hot-toddy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2d4d7a576a-DEC_22_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2d4d7a576a-38937345&mc_cid=2d4d7a576a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Today’s Abundance of Wine Grape Varieties Descended from Fruit Bred in Western Asia

As grapes moved throughout Europe, people interbred domesticated vines with wild fruit.

https://www.insidescience.org/news/todays-abundance-wine-grape-varieties-descended-fruit-bred-western-asia

The History of Champagne

Wine has been made for over 7,000 years, and effervescent wine for just as long since sealing wine before the fermentation is complete will naturally produce it.

https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1913/the-history-of-champagne/

Are Natural Wines Healthier or a Marketing Gimmick?

But what is natural wine, exactly, and is it really healthier than conventional wine?

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/are-natural-wines-healthier-or-a-marketing-gimmick/

Timorasso, The Forgotten Piedmont Grape That Made A Comeback: Interpreted By Carlo Lorenzo Bottazzi

One of the great Italian grape varieties has been brought back to life

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/12/21/timorasso-the-forgotten-piedmont-grape-that-made-a-comeback-interpreted-by-carlo-lorenzo-bottazzi/?sh=60877f1d6206

How to read wine tasting notes

Wine tasting notes do not have to be as mysterious as they sometimes seem.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/how-to-read-tasting-notes-51254/

Can Added Sulfites in Wine Actually Prevent Headaches?

New research finds that even small additions of the compound can eliminate molecules believed to cause adverse reactions to certain wines

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-added-sulfites-in-wine-actually-prevent-headaches

On Top of the World: The Crisp White Wines of Italy’s Alto Adige

Wedged between Austria and Switzerland in the Dolomite mountains, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine producing area and turns out some of the country’s most lauded white wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/22/alto-adige-white-wine-guide/

Shortage of key ingredient puts Australia’s 2022 wine vintage at risk

With the bulk of DAP fertiliser imported from China, small-to-medium producers may not secure enough in time for harvest

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/24/shortage-of-key-ingredient-puts-australias-2022-wine-vintage-at-risk

European Wine Law is Instrumental to Success of Barolo, Chianti, and Sicily

The concept of the Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) was established by the European Union to codify quality expectations and to protect labeling names by origin for food, agricultural products, and wine.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-wine-law-instrumental-success-180000121.html

All About Chianti: The Lifestyle, the Region, and the Wine
Few wines embody a location the way Chianti embodies Tuscany.

https://vinepair.com/articles/all-about-chianti/

10 of the Best Baileys Cocktail Recipes

 Baileys often plays a starring role in such cocktails, imparting a chocolaty, creamy flavor with the enticing bite of Irish whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-baileys-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b240efad9-DEC_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b240efad9-38937345&mc_cid=2b240efad9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A New Type of Gimmick Wine Has Hit the Market

Wine companies are matching fast food with fear of missing out

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/food-wine-pairing-gimmicks/

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma’s Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

In Sonoma Valley about an hour north of San Francisco, there are many reminders of the immigrants who built California’s wine industry: tasting rooms that look like Italian villas or signs bearing French names

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/13/536822541/the-forgotten-chinese-who-built-sonoma-s-wineries

‘Leave it until the morning after’: how to properly wash wine glasses

Whether you’re chucking them in the dishwasher or rinsing them by hand, cleaning your best glasses requires care – and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/25/leave-it-until-the-morning-after-how-to-properly-wash-wine-glasses

Ten Wine Tips for Beginners

Tips

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/27/ten-wine-tips-for-beginners/

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

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Liquor Industry News 12-27-21

December 27, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-27-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Make Sense of Wine Language

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

Travis Scott’s hard seltzer brand discontinued

 

No One Opened the Wine You Brought. Can You Take it Back?

In a 1996 episode of Seinfeld, George’s parents bring a loaf of marble rye to a dinner party at another couple’s apartment. When the bread isn’t served, George’s father, Frank Costanza, takes it back, insisting the oversight was deliberate and the rye is rightfully his again.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/10/wine-gift-etiquette/

Sandy Block’s Life of Passion for Knowledge and Wine

The longtime Legal Sea Foods wine director recently passed away at 72

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/sandy-blocks-life-of-passion-for-knowledge-and-wine

Now you know: Grape Witches’ ultimate advice for which bottle of wine to bring to your thing

Which bottle of wine should I bring to this thing??

https://www.cbc.ca/life/food/now-you-know-grape-witches-ultimate-advice-for-which-bottle-of-wine-to-bring-to-your-thing-1.6279418

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO breaks down three types of drinks that go ‘beyond beer’

This year more than ever, people who plan to drink alcohol at holiday parties shouldn’t assume that the can they pull from the cooler is a beer.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/anheuser-busch-in-bev-ceo-three-drinks-that-go-beyond-beer-150933018.html?guccounter=1

Don’t tell the French and the Italians – Their Wine is Greek

The wines of France and Italy may be globally – and justifiably – revered, but like most good things, they have Greece to thank for it.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/12/12/french-italians-their-wine-greek/

Southern Willamette Valley Earns its First AVA

Oregon’s wine industry proudly ushered in Lower Long Tom AVA, the first nested appellation located in Southern Willamette Valley.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/254085

Wine scores and Top 100 lists

However, one thing that still needs addressing is the combining of wine-quality scores to produce a “best of” list. The fact that the scores are numbers does not mean that you can simply pool them from various sources. Indeed, as I have noted, the annual Wine Spectator Top-100 lists from 1988 to 2019 showed considerable variation.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/12/wine-scores-and-top-100-lists.html

15 Things You Should Know About Dom Pérignon

Even if you haven’t personally popped a bottle, you’ve probably heard of Dom Pérignon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/14-facts-dom-perignon-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=161e0cf4e0-DEC_13_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-161e0cf4e0-38937345&mc_cid=161e0cf4e0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Small Producers Are Slow Proofing Their Whiskey, and What It Means for the Final Product

Unless it’s bottled at barrel strength, all whiskey contains water that’s added after it’s matured to bring it to a specific proof.

https://vinepair.com/articles/slow-proofing-whiskey/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=44bc75d8e6-DEC_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-44bc75d8e6-38937345&mc_cid=44bc75d8e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Travis Scott’s hard seltzer brand discontinued

Anheuser-Busch has revealed that American rapper Travis Scott’s hard seltzer brand will no longer be sold.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/12/travis-scotts-hard-seltzer-brand-discontinued/

Here’s why you should eat when you drink

The effect of food on your body’s ability to metabolise alcohol is “considerable” and “underestimated” according to a Danish doctor, who told db why you should eat when you drink.

Grilled ribeye beef steak with red wine, herbs and spices on wooden table. Still life

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/heres-why-you-should-eat-when-you-drink/

20 best US cities for a NYE party

The best cities in America for partying on New Year’s Eve have been ranked in order according to a new report by personal-finance website WalletHub.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/20-best-us-cities-for-a-nye-party/

New Jim Beam

Jim Beam is launching a new Bourbon Cream expression. The new, limited-edition product is made with cream liqueur and Jim Beam’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is at 15% abv. Accompanying its launch, the company is kicking off a holiday-focused ad campaign called “Get to the Good Stuff” that centers around blazing past holiday formality to focus on real quality time with loved ones; actress Emily Hampshire (Stevie from Schitt’s Creek) is partnered on the initiative to create social content. Jim Beam Bourbon Cream is available now at select retailers nationwide for $20 a 750-ml

Fruit Snacks, Organic Wine, and the Dilemma of “Made With”

So, why, if you look on a shelf in the “organic” section of your local wine shop or supermarket, do most of the wines there say “Made With Organic Grapes” on the label?

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2021/12/fruit-snacks-organic-wine-and-the-dilemma-of-made-with.html

What is a Wine Importer and What Do They Do?

The role of a wine importer can be thankless and rather invisible to most consumers.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/14/wine-importer-guide/

What does 2022 hold for New World wines?

From shortages and harvest hopes to low alcohol, FTAs and new grape varieties, these are the New World wine trends for 2022 What does 2022 hold for New World wines?

https://drinksretailingnews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/20782/What_does_2022_hold_for__New_World_wines_.html

Is There Butter in That Chardonnay?

Understanding how malolactic fermentation impacts wine textures and flavors

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/malolactic-fermentation-explained/

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

Granted, some mixers may suit the personalities of one kind of whiskey more than another — what pairs great with a sweeter bourbon may clash with a peppery rye — so feel free to check out our guides to get a sense of a particular whiskey style’s character. 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=86905d190f-DEC_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-86905d190f-38937345&mc_cid=86905d190f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why You Should Always Hold a Wine Glass by the Stem

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-glass-stem-etiquette/

Here’s a look at what goes into a vintage or high-end bottle of wine

But they share characteristics with expensive wine you might buy for holiday consumption. What are common themes?

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/12/14/what-goes-into-vintage-high-end-bottle-wine/8896985002/

Wine Consumer Preferences Are a Reflection of the Industry

Consumers are not stupid. There, that’s the crux of this entire op-ed.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/12/15/wine-consumer-preferences

A Perfect Storm of Disruptions Will Create a Global Champagne Shortage

It’s not your imagination: Champagne is harder to find these days.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/15/champagne-shortage-why/

In Wintry New England, When Life Gives You Frozen Fruit — You Make Ice Wine

New England is sweet on long, snowy winters, and celebrates the season with cold weather adventures like skiing, skating, and sledding. And the icing on the fruit — for those in the know — is ice wine.


https://vinepair.com/articles/new-england-ice-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3f074da99e-DEC_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3f074da99e-38937345&mc_cid=3f074da99e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Does It Mean When a Drink Has a Coaster on Top of It?

Have you ever seen someone at a bar put a coaster on top of their drink and then proceed to walk away? 

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-bartender-coaster-on-drink/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3f074da99e-DEC_16_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3f074da99e-38937345&mc_cid=3f074da99e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Historic merger in Champagne creates giant group

The largest merger of the 21st century in Champagne was completed yesterday, and sees the creation of a new super cooperative group with the capacity to produce 24 million bottles.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/historic-merger-in-champagne-creates-giant-group/

How to Pair Wine with Pasta: A Cheat Sheet

Few pairings are as timeless as wine with pasta.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/16/pasta-with-wine-pairing-guide/

Scheid Family Pioneered Modern Winemaking In Monterey, California

We make about 15,000 cases annually under the Scheid Vineyards label.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2021/12/16/scheid-family-pioneered-modern-winemaking-in-monterey-california/?sh=304dbc114986

AB InBev and Keurig terminate Drinkworks JV

Beverage companies Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Dr Pepper have discontinued the production of Drinkworks, their at-home alcohol dispensing system.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/12/ab-inbev-and-keurig-terminate-drinkworks-jv/

Bud Light Seltzer To Release New Hard Soda and Sour Variety Packs

If you thought hard seltzer was slowing down, you’d be sorely mistaken.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-hard-seltzer-sour-soda-details/

Understanding Slate Soils in Wine

How does anything possibly grow enveloped by rocks?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/16/slate-soils-wine/

Lay’s Just Released Its Own Potato Vodka

The new spirit is made partly from Frito-Lay’s proprietary potatoes.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/lays-potato-chip-vodka

France loses one in six wine estates over a decade

Every day, three French grape growers or winemakers decides to give up working as an independent enterprise. What are the implications for the industry?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/france-loses-one-six-wine-estates-over-decade


How to Make Sense of Wine Language

Most of wine’s sensory qualities are in the dimensions of how it tastes, smells and feels in the mouth. Sadly, there are far fewer terms for flavors, scents, and tactile sensations than there are for sights and sounds. To fill this gap, the wine profession has developed specialized terminology known as “descriptors” to help distinguish and define specific wine characteristics.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2021/12/16/how-to-make-sense-of-wine-language/

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Liquor Industry News 12-20-21

December 20, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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12-20-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

More Than a Wine, Lambrusco is a Cultural Phenomenon

Lawsuit Takes Issue with Heineken’s 0.0 Beer

Is It Really Bad Luck to Make a Toast With Water?

 

How California Came to Define American Wine

With all due respect to the 16,000 bonded wineries operating across all 50 American states, the Golden State dominates all metrics by which the country’s wine industry can be measured.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-california-defines-american-wine/

Anchor and Hope Rhode Island-Based Winery Offers Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

To help out dinner party and event hosts, the locally-based wine négociant has created a wine cheat sheet.

https://www.rimonthly.com/anchor-and-hope-rhode-island-based-winery-offers-food-and-wine-pairing-ideas/

Reading — books and labels — elevates the enjoyment of drinking wine

When asked how I learned about wine, my truthful reply is, “By drinking it.”  But that’s really only half the story.

https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/life/2021/12/03/reading-books-and-labels-elevates-enjoyment-drinking-wine/8854967002/

Are drinkers ready to join the refill revolution?

Are you ready to take a container along to your local bottle shop to have it re-filled with beer, wine or spirits?

https://www.gourmetontheroad.com/2021/12/are-drinkers-ready-to-join-refill.html

Four Great Reasons To Discover Italy’s Franciacorta Sparkling Wines

According to Beverage Industry Magazine, sales of sparkling wine increase more than 272 percent during the month of December.

https://www.thewinechef.com/blog/four-great-reasons-to-discover-italys-franciacorta-sparkling-wines

Bread, wine, mind control: supermarkets could be using music to change our shopping habits

Want people to spend more? Put on some classical music. Want to sell more French wine? Play Edith Piaf. Australian-based expert Prof Adrian North says it’s ‘so weird’ retail stores aren’t exploiting the science

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/dec/05/bread-wine-mind-control-supermarkets-could-be-using-music-to-change-our-shopping-habits

What’s the Difference Between Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao, and Triple Sec?

For any well-stocked bar, orange liqueur is vital.

https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-cointreau-triple-sec-grand-marnier/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8610f8fd94-DEC_6_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8610f8fd94-38937345&mc_cid=8610f8fd94&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

39% of wine drinkers ‘actively moderating their consumption’

Almost 40% of regular wine drinkers are actively moderating their consumption, particularly among younger age groups, according to the latest findings from Wine Intelligence.

Happy people drinking rose wine together

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/39-of-wine-drinkers-actively-moderating-their-consumption/

Are Wine-Based Hard Seltzers ’80s-Era Wine Coolers in New Clothes — or Something More?

Those of us who remember the wine cooler craze of the 1980s (looking at you, mirror!) saw this spritzer-like combination of white wine and fruit flavorings skyrocket from relative obscurity to become a fizzy phenomenon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-seltzer-rtd/

50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World Awards & Scores 2022

Looking out for the best bubblies in all styles and price points from around the world in 2022? Then you have come to the right place.

https://www.winepleasures.com/contest/50-great-sparkling-wines-of-the-world-awards-scores-2022/

How new Irish whiskey rules could boost innovation

The Irish whiskey sector has experienced massive growth since its Technical File, which lays out its specifications, was registered with the European Commission. Now the industry hopes regulatory changes could protect tradition while fostering creativity.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/12/how-new-irish-whiskey-rules-could-boost-innovation/

You Can Actually Drink Beer From Miller Lite’s New Christmas Ornaments

“Beernaments” make hanging beer cans on your Christmas tree classier than ever.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/miller-lite-beer-filled-ornaments

100% Cork Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 91 Percent of the World’s Top Wines

The survey also revealed that of the 33 domestic wines selected, 31 were sealed with cork (94 percent), while 60 of the 67 imported wines that made the Wine Spectator list were also sealed with cork closures (89.5 percent).

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/12/07/cork-survey-reveals-cork-closures-seal-91-percent-top-wines

DRY FARM WINES REVIEW 2022 FOR KETO DIET – SUGAR FREE, HEALTHY WINES

This review for Dry Farm Wines, a curated and lab-tested sugar free wine club, will explain why their wine is not only compatible with, but better for keto and low carb lifestyles than conventional wine.

https://healnourishgrow.com/dry-farm-wines-review-keto/

5 of the Best Drinking Games to Play With a Deck of Cards

Whether drinking games play a regular role in your social schedule, or you haven’t touched a Solo Cup in 15 years, certain occasions (think holidays, family reunions, housewarming parties) call for easy, boozy interactions around a deck of cards.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-best-drinking-card-games/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a925d0982b-DEC_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a925d0982b-38937345&mc_cid=a925d0982b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is It Really Bad Luck to Make a Toast With Water?

Who would have thought it was bad luck to give a sailor water?

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bad-luck-to-toast-with-water/

Barefoot and Oreo’s New Wine Has Notes of Cookies and Creme So You Can Pair It with Oreo Thins

The cookie-inspired bottles will be sold exclusively on Barefoot’s website

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/barefoot-oreo-thins-wine-pairing

‘This Problem Will Only Get Worse’: Wine Regions Grapple with Labor Market, Supply Chain

In addition to ongoing supply chain tensions, the global wine industry now faces seasonal labor shortages with higher wages.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/07/wine-industry-labor-supply/

When Aging Wine, Bottle Size Actually Matters

The size of a wine bottle tells you more than how many glasses you’ll be able to pour from it.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/08/bigger-wine-bottle-better/

The Prison Wine Estate of Gorgona

Gorgona is the last remaining island penal colony in Europe and likely the only winery you’ll ever visit that requires a criminal background check.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-prison-wine-estate-of-gorgona/

‘Historical Super Tuscan’ producers unite under new association

A new committee for ‘historical Super Tuscans’ has been created by a group of wine producers in Tuscany, with plans to hold an inaugural event in the US in 2022.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/historical-super-tuscan-producers-unite-under-new-association-470360/

Six Myths About Washington Wine (And The Truth)

Washington is the nation’s second-largest wine-producing state, with more than 1,000 wineries and 60,000 acres of grape vines. Despite its standing and influence,  many misconceptions persist. Here are the top six.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/07/washington-wine-myths-truth/

Half of Brits think sharing your wine knowledge over a glass is pretentious

A survey of 2,000 Brits also found that nearly a quarter (22%) sometimes pretend to know more about wine than they actually do.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/half-of-brits-think-sharing-your-wine-knowledge-over-a-glass-is-pretentious/

What’s the deal with aged rosé?

Ageing pink wines might sound like the antithesis of how and when we like to drink them, but aged rosé is on the up and some say it has a bright future in fine wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/whats-the-deal-with-aged-rose/

14 Winter Wines You’ll Love

14 wines that are perfect for holiday celebrations, rich cuisine, and evenings in with Netflix.

https://winefolly.com/tips/14-winter-wines-youll-love/

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Fine Wine’?

As with so many aspects of wine, fineness is in the mind of the beholder.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/08/fine-wine-meaning/

Lawsuit Takes Issue with Heineken’s 0.0 Beer for Containing as Much as 0.03% Alcohol

The plaintiff argues that some customers don’t want even this “minuscule amount of alcohol.”

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/heineken-zero-point-zero-nonalcoholic-beer-lawsuit

Biodynamic farming is on the rise – but how effective is this alternative agricultural practice?

National retailers like Whole Foods are stocking more biodynamic brands, but horticultural critics continue to question biodynamic’s unconventional methods

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/mar/05/biodynamic-farming-agriculture-organic-food-production-environment

More Than a Wine, Lambrusco is a Cultural Phenomenon

Here’s why Italians revere this fizzy red


https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/lambrusco-italian-culture/

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Liquor Industry News 12-13-21

December 13, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-13-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Professor, Sandy Block of Legal Sea Foods

Cardi B creates vodka-infused Whip Shots

How much sugar is in YOUR favorite wine?

 

How much sugar is in YOUR favorite wine?

It’s rare for wines to list nutritional information on the label, meaning that consumers are largely in the dark about what’s in their favorite tipple.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10243319/How-sugar-favourite-wine.html

The States With the Most Wineries in 2021 

The world is slowly opening back up, and as travel begins to feel safer, wine tourism is coming back with vengeance

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-states-wineries/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=17b8a5a3d8-NOV_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-17b8a5a3d8-38937345&mc_cid=17b8a5a3d8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Underage Predicament and liquor shipping, is this the real issue?

Let’s go through the process of ordering alcohol online.

https://irishliquorlawyer.com/liquor-industry-insights/the-underage-predicament-and-liquor-shipping-is-this-the-real-issue/

Calorie labels on booze? Study suggests it would lower obesity rates, curb alcohol consumption

The U.S. is in the top 12% of obese countries, followed by the U.K., in which a quarter of adults are grossly overweight.

https://www.studyfinds.org/calorie-labels-beer-obesity-alcohol/

What is an old vine?

We are sometimes told that wines made from “old vines” are special

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/11/what-is-old-vine.html

Mechanization Versus Wine’s Human Touch

Grapes for Port have traditionally been crushed by foot, but does that foot need to have a pulse?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/11/mechanization-versus-wines-human-touch

Makers of hit film SOMM launch reality TV show

The creator of the acclaimed SOMM films has released a new reality TV competition that sees sommeliers pair food with some of the world’s best sparkling wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/makers-of-hit-film-somm-launch-reality-tv-show/

11 Things You Should Know About Lillet

In the small town of Podensac just south of Bordeaux, the story of Lillet (pronounced lee-LAY) begins with two brothers: Paul and Raymond 

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-lillet-liqueur-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e0750c4d28-NOV_29_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e0750c4d28-38937345&mc_cid=e0750c4d28&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does a Wine’s Taste Represent the Next Frontier in Digital Personalization?

As consumers spend more time and money online, brands and retailers are feeling greater pressure to stand out.

https://www.retailtouchpoints.com/topics/data-analytics/ai-machine-learning/does-a-wines-taste-represent-the-next-frontier-in-digital-personalization

Wine glasses are getting smaller. But will anything actually make us drink less?

The deterrent of more trips to the fridge is no match for a powerful thirst. Perhaps it’s time to take a leaf out of Liz Hurley’s book

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/30/wine-glasses-are-getting-smaller-but-will-anything-actually-make-us-drink-less

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon Clones Around the World

Clonal selection began in Germany in 1926 with the goal of finding the best possible material to plant.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/30/cabernet-sauvignon-clones-matter/

Better Business Bureau warns against falling for ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange twists, ‘Secret Santa Dog’ or ‘Secret Wine Bottle Exchange,’ on Facebook

At some point during the holiday season, Facebook users will likely see a post about “Secret Santa Dog” or a “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” on their feed but it’s illegal, the Better Business Bureau warns.

https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2021/11/better-business-bureau-warns-against-falling-for-secret-sister-gift-exchange-twists-secret-santa-dog-or-secret-wine-bottle-exchange-on-facebook.html

The 20 Most Popular Domestic Wine Brands In America

During the pandemic, Americans looked for tried and true wines that they knew would get them through the long haul.  It should come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the 20 best-selling domestic wine brands last year were all beloved household names.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-popular-american-wine-brands-2020/

German Wine Labels: How to Understand Them

German wine labels are hard to interpret as Gemany has some of the most complex wine labeling laws in the world. From Qualitätswein to Pradikätswein to the VDP (Verband Deutscher Pradikatsweinguter), there’s a lot to unpack.

https://westgarthwines.com/blogs/news/german-wine-labels

Nebbiolo Reaches New Heights in the Alpine Vineyards of Valtellina

Nebbiolo, the noble grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco, is currently Italy’s hottest red variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/12/01/nebbiolo-altitude-italy-alps/

No Matter How Big the Bubbles, Size Isn’t Everything

Is it true that the finer the bubbles, the higher the quality of sparkling wine?

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/sparkling-wine-bubbles-explained/?utm_campaign=DROP_NEWSLETTER_Thanksgiving_1Dec21&utm_content=DROP_NEWSLETTER_Thanksgiving_1Dec21_VB&utm_medium=email_action&utm_source=customer.io

Cardi B creates vodka-infused Whip Shots

American rapper Cardi B has released a vodka-infused whipped cream in three flavours that seeks to ‘disrupt’ the spirits industry.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/12/cardi-b-creates-vodka-infused-whip-shots/

Australia was the drunkest country in 2020 reveals new data

Australians drank more than people from other countries in 2020, according to data from the Global Drug Survey 2021.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/australia-was-the-drunkest-country-in-2020-reveals-new-data/

Does vodka work as a stain remover?
You’ve spilled something that water and soap simply won’t budge. You don’t have an industrial-strength stain remover to hand. Well, don’t sink beneath your despair, because we’re about to answer the question: does vodka work as a stain remover?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/does-vodka-work-as-a-stain-remover/

Canada’s first ever Portl hologram display showcases Johnnie Walker

Diageo has launched a 3D 4K AI holographic display for its Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand in Toronto, Canada.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/12/canadas-first-ever-portl-hologram-display-showcases-johnnie-walker/

Beyond Champagne: 3 Types of Sparkling Wines To Explore

But did you know that there’s more to sparkling wine than just Champagne?

https://winefolly.com/episode/beyond-champagne-3-types-sparkling/

The 50 Best Spirits of 2021

The publication of VinePair’s annual 50 Best Spirits list marks a special moment on our calendar

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-spirits-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2adf9f41d8-DEC_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2adf9f41d8-38937345&mc_cid=2adf9f41d8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Fun With Numbers – Analyzing 2021 Top 100 Lists

At this point, all major wine publications produced their Top 100 wine lists – some even multiple Top 100 lists,

https://talk-a-vino.com/2021/12/01/fun-with-numbers-analyzing-2021-top-100-lists/

Sommelier Talk: The Professor, Sandy Block of Legal Sea Foods

One of the first American Masters of Wine talks education, tariffs, drinking at the airport, which wines sell with fish—and which don’t

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/sommelier-talk-the-professor-sandy-block-of-legal-sea-foods

The EU staggers between CHAMPAGNE and PROSECCO

The Champanillo decision is important also because the Court clarifies that the violation of the protected name by evocation is a specific and objective protection, which does not require proving a likelihood of confusion, nor the existence of willful misconduct or negligence, nor a competitive relationship between the products, and is not subject to the assessment of an attempt at unfair competition.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a840a845-87e3-49b5-942f-6211a60b6901

Cava Champagne, What About Franciacorta

Christmas is for Cava and New Year is for Champagne. But, in the festival bubbly stakes, what about Franciacorta from Italy’s Lombardy region?

https://www.upscalelivingmag.com/cava-champagne-what-about-franciacorta/

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.

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We’ve Got Your Holidays Covered: Custom Label Wines

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Liquor Industry News 12-06-21

December 6, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

12-06-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Discover the World’s Oldest Wineries and Vineyards

Why a Bottle of Liquor Makes for the Ultimate Gift for Your Boss

No-Frills Cocktails to Make for Happy Hour

 

10 Things You Should Know About 19 Crimes

Here are 10 things you should know about 19 Crimes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-19-crimes-wine-app-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c2c1209426-NOV_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c2c1209426-38937345&mc_cid=c2c1209426&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

No-Frills Cocktails to Make for Happy Hour

 Here is a list of some delicious, but simple, drinks that you can whip up yourself from the comfort of your kitchen.

https://vinepair.com/articles/happy-hour-no-frills-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c2c1209426-NOV_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c2c1209426-38937345&mc_cid=c2c1209426&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

THE ENTHUSIAST 100: THE BEST WINES OF 2021

Clearly, this year brought many things to be excited about. All this enthusiasm culminates in our ultimate list of the year: The Enthusiast 100.

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/100-best-wines-2021/

What New Research About Wine Headaches Means for Natural Wine

Recent research has identified a link between lower sulfur dioxide usage and higher levels of headache-inducing biogenic amines. Could it mean the end for no-SO2-added wines?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-new-research-about-wine-headaches-means-for-natural-wine/

Can a glass of beer get intensive care patients home sooner?

A new medical study in Switzerland will give intensive care patients half a litre of beer each day to see if hops can help prevent delirium.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/can-a-glass-of-beer-get-intensive-care-patients-home-sooner/

Guinness launches £750 home beer tap in time for Christmas

There’s nothing worse than ordering a Guinness at the pub and getting handed a pint that isn’t quite right. You can now try your hand at pouring the perfect Guinness from the comfort of home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/guinness-launches-750-home-beer-tap-in-time-for-christmas/

Valpolicella 101

From Ancient Greek cellars to contemporary collectible bottles, the red wines of this Italian region might just become your new favorites.

https://vinepair.com/wine-101/valpolicella-101/

What Does ‘Hot’ Mean in Wine?

For sake of clarity, in wine tasting, the term “hot” refers to a wine that has the perception of overly pronounced or high levels of alcohol.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/23/hot-wine-mean/

Here’s How to Tell If Your Wine Is Gluten-Free
Reaching for a bottle of wine to pair with your fave zoodles recipe or lettuce wrap? If you follow a gluten-free diet, it’s a good idea to double check that wine label before you commit.

https://greatist.com/health/is-wine-gluten-free

Italian whites are blazing a trail in McLaren Vale

High acid Italian whites like Fiano and Vermentino are finding a happy home in Australia’s McLaren Vale, where producers are turning to drought-resistant varieties to safeguard against global warming.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/italian-whites-are-blazing-a-trail-in-mclaren-vale/

What’s the Difference Between ABV and Proof?

Whether wine, beer, spirit, cider or hard seltzer, every alcoholic beverage label is required to show how much alcohol it contains. What can be confusing is the multitude of ways it can be written.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/24/proof-different-abv/

24 Defining Moments in the History of Bourbon

Bourbon used to be so simple: A humble, economically priced spirit from Kentucky.

https://vinepair.com/articles/complete-history-of-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7ad8c4f0c3-NOV_25_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7ad8c4f0c3-38937345&mc_cid=7ad8c4f0c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Your Favorite Canned Craft Beer May Be More Expensive Next Year

A major canning company is changing the way they work with smaller breweries.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/craft-beer-cans-ball-canning-company-supply-changes

Understanding Granite Soils in Wine

Granite soils are often associated with notable wine regions like Beaujolais, the Northern Rhône and Alsace, but “the list can go on,”

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/25/granite-soil-wine/

An Introduction to Spanish Wines and Seafood

While French and Italian wines might be better known globally, Spanish wines are some of the best in the world and deserve equal recognition.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/intro-to-spanish-wine/

The Most Popular Wine in Every State

This unexpected wine is the most popular across 9 states.

https://www.eatthis.com/most-popular-wine-every-state/

New research shows glass bottles considered much more sustainable than bag-in-box

“Glass bottles have a strong association with sustainability”, and one that is much higher than bag-in-box, according to Wine Intelligence research commissioned by Vinexposium.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/new-research-shows-glass-bottles-considered-much-more-sustainable-than-bag-in-box/

For decades, Trader Joe’s employees had to work on Thanksgiving — and it’s all because of wine

Most grocers around him closed, and staying open gave his tiny store a competitive edge, even if he had to pay employees triple wages.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/25/trader-joes-founder-why-the-stores-are-closed-on-thanksgiving-now.html

The Rise of Organic – Why Is There an Increasing Demand for “Green” Wines?

The question is why is this movement having such an impact on the Italian wine industry?

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/the-rise-of-organic-why-is-there-an-increasing-demand-for-green-wines/

Mass. liquor stores say they have enough signatures to advance ballot question

Liquor stores say they have cleared a key hurdle to launching a ballot measure aimed at countering efforts by big chains to eliminate limits on the number of stores that can sell alcohol in Massachusetts.

Cans of beer are on display at a concession stand at McKechnie Field during the Pittsburgh Pirates intrasquad spring training baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/11/26/massachusetts-liquor-stores-ballot-question

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

Here’s your ultimate primer on Italian wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/06/18/a-beginners-guide-to-italian-wine/

Why a Bottle of Liquor Makes for the Ultimate Gift for Your Boss

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and that means the mad scramble for gifts has begun

https://vinepair.com/articles/ultimate-boss-gift/

France has suffered a wine ‘disaster.’ But there could be a silver lining

France’s Burgundy winemakers agree on one thing: 2021 was about as catastrophic a year as any of them can remember
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/france-burgundy-wine-disaster-cmd/index.html

Scandinavia’s Wine Scene Is Growing, Partially Due to Climate Change

Rising temperatures and resilient grapes have enabled Denmark and Sweden to produce unique wines.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/scandinavias-wine-scene-is-growing-partially-due-to-climate-change

The Best Tricks for Removing Red Wine Stains From Carpets, Furniture, and Clothing

Red wine has a tendency to escape its glass and spill onto carpets, furniture, and anything else that’s expensive and prone to staining

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/652626/how-to-remove-red-wine-stains-carpets-furniture

Mulled Wine

With only a handful of ingredients and 5 easy steps, you can make your own mulled wine at home in no time

https://www.nationalworld.com/lifestyle/christmas/mulled-wine-how-to-make-your-own-mulled-wine-at-home-in-5-easy-steps-3473191

Find Out More About Rosé Prosecco

The world of Rosé Prosecco is an exciting one, it’s only since May 20th, 2020 that Italy’s National Wine Committee approved the production of Rosé Prosecco, using the Glera and Pinot Noir grapes.

https://glassofbubbly.com/rose-prosecco-the-world-of-rose-prosecco-who-makes-rose-prosecco-find-out-more-about-rose-prosecco/

Discover the World’s Oldest Wineries and Vineyards

We take a look at 10 of the oldest wineries and vineyards in the world, along with their interesting histories and the variety of wines you can expect to drink if you happen to visit there.

https://www.prestigeonline.com/th/travel/destinations/worlds-oldest-wineries-vineyards/

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.

Shop Here

We’ve Got Your Holidays Covered: Custom Label Wines

Select from ready-made customizable templates using our online

Label-Maker Pro tool or simply upload your own artwork!

Choose from a selection of different wine styles and price points…

12 BOTTLE MINIMUM PER WINE – CASES STARTING UNDER $290

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Liquor Industry News 11-29-21

November 29, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-29-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Moms Are Ditching Wine for Weed

Guinness launches Bourbon barrel-aged Chocolate Mint Stout

The Best Gins for Martinis 

 

Boston is one of America’s best craft beer cities, according to Fodor’s Travel

Destinations north of Boston are also worth a toast.

https://www.boston.com/travel/beer/2021/11/12/boston-best-craft-beer-cities/

How Beaujolais Nouveau Won (And Lost) Generations of U.S. Drinkers

In the aftermath of the pandemic, industry experts project a 25% drop in Beaujolais Nouveau sales in the U.S., according to a 2020 Euronews report.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/06/beaujolais-nouveau-celebrated/

This vodka is made from Malbec and Merlot grapes too damaged by California fires to be used for wine

Last year’s Glass Fire in California wreaked havoc on the wine industry. But Hangar 1, a vodka producer in the state, put some of the affected grapes to good use.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-vodka-is-made-from-malbec-and-merlot-grapes-too-damaged-by-california-fires-to-be-used-for-wine-11636739333

140-year-old cattle ranch turns to wine to survive drought

“We get really hot days here but also really cold nights, and that’s ideal for wine grapes.”

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/human-interest/2021/11/10/140-year-old-cattle-ranch-turns-to-wine-to-survive-the-drought

New study sheds light on how drinking red wine in a wine bar affects consciousness

Although the intoxicating effect of alcohol is common knowledge, little research has been conducted to examine how wine consumption is related to specific changes in consciousness.

https://www.psypost.org/2021/11/new-study-sheds-light-on-how-drinking-red-wine-in-a-wine-bar-affects-consciousness-62115

Let’s Discuss Lowering the Legal Drinking Age

It has been years since any state seriously considered raising the age at which it is legal to drink.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/11/lets-discuss-lowering-the-legal-drinking-age/

Why It’s Worth Spending More on Prosecco Superiore DOCG

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a glass of Prosecco,

https://vinepair.com/articles/prosecco-superiore-docg/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9a79bba086-NOV_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9a79bba086-38937345&mc_cid=9a79bba086&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Difference Between London Dry and Plymouth Gin, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two British-bred classics stack up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/london-dry-vs-plymouth-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9a79bba086-NOV_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9a79bba086-38937345&mc_cid=9a79bba086&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Are alcohol-free wines drinkable (by wine drinkers)?

We have recently been told that the biggest growth segment in the wine industry is low-alcohol and alcohol-free wines

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2021/11/are-alcohol-free-wines-drinkable-by.html

Twisted City of Vines: The Forgotten Role of Native Americans in LA Wine History

In researching Los Angeles’s wine history, journalist Frances Dinkelspiel discovered LA’s former status as “The City Of Vines” was due in large part to the exploitation of the Native American population.

https://knock-la.com/frances-dinkelspiel-twisted-city-of-wines-review/

CAVA’S DANGEROUS DALLIANCE WITH MANDATORY ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Cava DO (Denominaciones de Origen), the governing body for Cava wine, the most famous sparkling wine of Spain, has announced that, effective from 2025, the production of Cavas de Guarda Superior, a category of the highest quality that includes Cavas Reserva (minimum 18 months of ageing), Gran Reserva (minimum 30 months of ageing) and Cavas de Paraje Calificado (from a specific area and with a minimum of 36 months of ageing), will be 100% organic.

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/cava-s-dangerous-dalliance-with-mandatory-organic-production

Kiss brings spirits range to US

American rock band Kiss has launched Drink It Up, a range of rums and gin, in the US.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/11/kiss-brings-spirits-range-to-us/

The Fantastic Four of Tuscan Merlot

In Tuscany, Merlot is taking centre stage as the following four wines go to show.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/11/the-fantastic-four-of-tuscan-merlot


Digging into the Soil and Terroir Diversity of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Local experts showcase how the unique soils of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG elevate it to the level of the best sparkling wines of Italy—and from around the globe

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/digging-into-the-soil-and-terroir-diversity-of-conegliano-valdobbiadene-prosecco-superiore/


Bonterra® Becomes World’s First Organically Farmed, Climate Neutral Certified Wine

In certifying as Climate Neutral, Bonterra disclosed that on average, a bottle of Bonterra wine (750ml) creates 3.4 pounds of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions (CO2E);[1] in comparison, an apple creates 0.09 lbs. CO2E, while a smartphone creates 131 lbs. CO2E.[2] Sharing this information builds on Bonterra’s legacy of responsible practices, now elevating and contextualizing the likes of regenerative farming, 100% green power use at the winery, and advanced water stewardship within the framework of a reputable, product-level certification that consumers understand.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=253402

Three Things I Learned About Wine Marketing from Kevin Zraly

Zraly’s book is organized around a restaurant wine list. Red wines, white wines, sparkling, Rosé, and so on.

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/11/16/zraly-2/

What Does ‘Austere’ Mean in Wine?

The descriptor could also indicate details about a wine’s origin or age.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/16/austere-wine-meaning/

The Best Gins for Martinis (2021)

If any doubts lingered over the Martini’s iconic status, one need only search Emojipedia where they’d find it used as the literal, illustrated synonym for “cocktail” itself.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-gins-for-martinis/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c953df2056-NOV_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c953df2056-38937345&mc_cid=c953df2056&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Spot Fake / Counterfeit Champagne

As with most expensive and desirable items, there is always the potential that counterfeits are floating about.

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-to-spot-fake-counterfeit-champagne/

How Pay-Per-Taste Technology Is Democratizing Wine Tasting

Not only do self-serve wine dispensers lack implicit bias, they also make rare wines more widely available

https://sf.eater.com/2021/11/16/22778941/self-serve-technology-wine-tasting-napa-sonoma

California Wine: Climate Change Could Decimate State’s Wine Industry

Here’s a tip for fans of the famously bold flavor of California wine: drink up now.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/california-wine-climate-change_n_3053438

Male, Female or Nonbinary? Who’s gendering wine?

Can or should a wine be ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ or even ‘non binary’? Robert Joseph steps into the minefield of wine descriptors and categories.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/male-female-or-nonbinary-whos-gendering-wine

As East Coast Wine Industry Grows, So Too Wine Education Programs

The East Coast wine industry is growing—and finding itself increasingly in need of educated workers

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/11/18/east-coast-wine-education

The Italian Winemaking Region That’s Uncorking Its Potential

During fall, the steep hills around the Abruzzo region of Italy buzz with activity as harvest begins throughout the swathes of vineyards.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2021/11/18/the-italian-winemaking-region-thats-uncorking-its-potential/?sh=9bc57a772860

Ruchè’s Revival: Meet Piedmont’s Secret Darling

Among the tapestry of royal reds like BaroloBarbaresco and Barbera in Italy’s Piedmont region, a lesser-known jewel has been enjoyed for centuries in the gentle hillsides around the village of Castagnole Monferrato.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/17/ruche-wine-piedmont-italy/

The Two Elements of Vegan Food and Wine Pairings You Should Know

Wine pairings with vegan and vegetarian dishes have high potential to dazzle, if you keep a few key elements in mind.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/16/vegan-vegetarian-wine-pairing-tips/

Why Moms Are Ditching Wine for Weed: ‘I Don’t Worry About Stigma’

As the use of cannabis becomes more common around the country, many moms are ditching the “Mommy needs a drink” trope and instead kicking back to unwind with cannabis.

https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/2471030/moms-drinking-wine-smoking-weed-stigma/

Guinness launches Bourbon barrel-aged Chocolate Mint Stout for Christmas

With Christmas products already jockeying for position in the aisles, Guinness has entered the fray with a Kentucky Bourbon barrel-aged Chocolate Mint Stout ready to kick off your festive fun.

Guinness announces their new Chocolate Mint Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/11/guinness-launches-bourbon-barrel-aged-chocolate-mint-stout-for-christmas/

Moscato d’Asti Docg: prejudices at home, success in the U.S., the search for quality

Moscato is one of the most “bullied” grape varieties at home, in Italy, and one of the most exported in the world, especially in the States where the most appreciated version is the low-alcohol, sugary and effervescent one typical of the Asti area.

https://theitalianwinegirl.com/moscato-dasti-docg-prejudices-at-home-success-in-the-u-s-the-search-for-quality/

Franzia Unveils a Winter Wonderland of Boxed Wine-Loving Sweaters and Onesie With New Holiday Merchandise Collection

For next level holiday cheer, the collection includes a limited-edition collaboration sweater between Budweiser and Franzia that toasts to Buds and Franz

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211118005993/en/Franzia-Unveils-a-Winter-Wonderland-of-Boxed-Wine-Loving-Sweaters-and-Onesie-With-New-Holiday-Merchandise-Collection

WSU Tri‑Cities launches online certificate program to train winery, tasting room servers

Washington State University Tri-Cities has launched a new online Wine Tasting Room Certificate program that trains winery and tasting room servers on wine business customer service, knowledge of Washington wines, sensory attributes of wine, as well as suggestions for selling wine.

https://news.wsu.edu/news/2021/11/18/wsu-tri-cities-launches-online-certificate-program-to-train-winery-tasting-room-servers/

“Hard Seltzer Has Left the Building”

Wine Opinions ran a survey of 1,654 primarily high frequency wine drinkers, measuring their trial and usage of hard seltzers

https://wineopinions.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/November_2021_Wine_Opinions_Newsletter.pdf

Why to certify Washington vineyards

Washington state’s wine industry prepares to launch sustainable certification program.

https://www.goodfruit.com/why-to-certify-washington-vineyards/

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Here is what’s behind the shapes and sizes of wine bottles

WHEN GAZING at a wall of wine at your favorite wine shop, you might begin to wonder why bottles come in different shapes and whether this is by design.

https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/heres-whats-behind-the-shapes-and-sizes-of-wine-bottles/

11 Things You Should Know About Bota Box

As boxed wine sales surged during Covid-19, Bota Box has experienced punctuated brand growth. What exactly has made the brand so successful?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-bota-box-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=023ae781f4-NOV_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-023ae781f4-38937345&mc_cid=023ae781f4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Become a marijuana master with this sommelier-like certification for cannabis

The Ganjier program aims to expand education about the substance and facilitate a broader appreciation of craft cannabis
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/11/08/ganjier-cannabis-certification/


How wildfires have forced California winemakers to make more rosé

If you’re seeing more rose wine on the store shelves, it’s not only because demand has gone up but because of all the smoke from fires.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/how-wildfires-have-forced-california-winemakers-to-make-more-rose/38182847#

“We have created the most advanced commercial search engine ever built for wine”

The newly-launched Pix platform intends to capitalise on the trend and draw on industries outside wine to enhance the user experience of online wine buying.

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-95218-We-have-created-the-most-advanced-commercial-search-engine-ever-built-for-wine.htm

5 Books for a Lifetime of Wine Adventures

The trials and tribulations of the glass, told by a few wine industry greats

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-memoirs/

Will the World Run Out of Champagne? Don’t Panic

Hail, frost and mildew meant the 2021 growing season was the toughest in years, but quality is high and reserve wines will ensure there is no Champagne shortage

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/will-the-world-run-out-of-champagne-don-t-panic

Wine Sulfites and Why People Argue About Them

Used as a preservative since ancient times, sulfur has become contentious

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-sulfites/

14 Bourbon-Spiked Dessert Recipes and What to Drink With Them

Fall is here, and with it comes some of our favorite things: cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, and, of course, the return of some beloved cool weather flavors.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-bourbon-dessert-recipes-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d7443e3db7-NOV_09_2021_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d7443e3db7-38937345&mc_cid=d7443e3db7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Secrets of Wine Shopping

Tips for making the most of a wine-shopping experience

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/wine-shopping-tips/

What Does ‘Volatile Acidity’ Mean in Wine?

Often referred to as VA, volatile acidity is a measure of a wine’s gaseous acids. The amount of VA in wine is often considered an indicator of spoilage.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/11/09/volatile-acidity-wine/

Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famous for singular Sauvignon Blanc, but as Chris Howard discovers, diverse expressions are well under way deep in the South Pacific

https://cluboenologique.com/story/marlborough-sauvignon-blanc-evolving-wine-styles/

Prosecco Market Competition Bubbles Up

Prosecco has surged in only a few years from a little-known type of Italian sparkling wine to the phenomenon we see today.

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/11/09/prosecco21/

Everything you need to know about the use of appellations on wine labels

Understanding the language of wine labels is difficult even for those of us in the wine industry, or among the wine media.