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Liquor Industry News 06-27-22

June 27, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-27-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why You Should Be Drinking Your Red Wines Chilled

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

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

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

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

Wine And Your Sign

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

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

Massachusetts steps up DTC age compliance enforcement

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

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

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

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

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

The Countries That Drank the Most Scotch In 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Why Ordering Wine by the Bottle at Restaurants is Better

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

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

DOES THE SOMMELIER HAVE A FUTURE?

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

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

The Reason Fancy Restaurants Prime Your Wine Glass

Fine dining is an experience, to say the least.

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

Are Empty Liquor Bottles the New Piggy Banks?

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

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

Georgian wine poised for growth in US market

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

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

20 Different Types Of Sparkling Wines Explained

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

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

Why Is Proof Double the Percentage of Alcohol?

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

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

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

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

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

New Gnarly Head

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

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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June 24, 2022

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Liquor Industry News 06-20-22

June 20, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-20-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

How Vermont Became New England’s Natural Wine Destination

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

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

How Ann Noble and the Wine Aroma Wheel Revolutionized the Industry

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

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

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

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

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

The Absolute Best Ways To Store Champagne

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

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

Intro to Valle de Guadalupe, the Napa Valley of Mexico

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

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

Diageo calls for injunction against Bulleit lookalike

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

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

What Does ‘Supple’ Mean in Wine?

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

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

Italy The Only Top Wine Producer To See Growth In 2021

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

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

Mega Purple Is the Wine Ingredient Nobody Will Talk About

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

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

Capstone California launched as the first dedicated California wine education program

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

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

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

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

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

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

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

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

Moscato 101: Everything You Need to Know about Moscato Wine

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

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

Is There Such a Thing as “Clean Wine”?

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

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

What you need to know about New York State wines

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

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

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

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

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

New Ciroc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

Are organic, clean wines actually better than the rest?

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

What Actually Happens When Wine Ages on Lees?

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

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

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

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 215

June 18, 2022

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Liquor Industry News 06-13-22

June 13, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-13-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

Wine Scores: What About Those Below 80 Points?

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

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

Adding Salt to Red Wine

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

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

8 Exceptions to the Wine Rules

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

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

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

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

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

How Sulfites Became Public Enemy No.1 in Wine

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

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

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

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

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

7 Secrets Behind Why Bottled Beer Tastes So Different Than Draft

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

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

The One Beer Myth That Will Never Die

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

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

What Is Wine Structure and Is Structured Wine Good?

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

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

Are We Drinking Rosé All Wrong?

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

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

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINE ON A BUDGET 

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

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

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

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

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

How do wine tariffs impact consumers and producers?

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

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

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

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

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

How Champagne’s Problems Could Benefit Other Sparkling Wine Categories

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

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

Former Amazon executive to launch NFT fine wine platform

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

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

Expert Editorial: 5 Myths About DTC Wine Shipping

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

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

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

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

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

New Amsterdam

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

One Florida Winery Has Produced The Very First Avocado Wine

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

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

The Wine Salt Lick

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

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

Italy Vs France

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

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

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

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

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

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

Pinot Noir is seldom known to share the spotlight.

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

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

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

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

New Kraken

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

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A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

Chile officially launches organic wine association with memorable acronym

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

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

New Baileys

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

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

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

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

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

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

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

Alsace Grand Cru Goes Red

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

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

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

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

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

Italian Wine Brands, DOC delle Venezie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wineally Launches Groundbreaking Wine Matching App

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

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

Why Unsung Wine Made Near Rome Is Finally Enjoying a Renaissance

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

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

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

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

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

The Taiwanese Wine Renaissance

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

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

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

Are we seeing the end of the wine capsule?

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

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

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

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

A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

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

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

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

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

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

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One Type Of Wine Bad For Palate

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Liquor Industry News 05-30-22

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New Products

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

Is Sicily the Underrated Wine Capital of the World?

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

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

10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

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

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

The Ancient Technique That Could Save a Vineyard from Ruin

Could biochar be the next important ingredient in regenerative agriculture?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unmasking France’s Violent Wine Extremists

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

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

New Smirnoff

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

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

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

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

What’s the Most Underrated American Wine Region?

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

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

There Is No Public Support for Alcohol Anti-Shipping Laws

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

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

Has Boxed Wine Finally Overcome Its Negative Stigma?

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

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

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

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

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

Wine NFTs: Gimmicks or Good Investment?

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

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

A Wine Lover’s Guide to BYO Etiquette

Here, restaurant professionals share their tips for BYO etiquette.

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

Dealcoholized Wine: What It Is, Benefits, and More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bread & Butter Wines Introduce Pinot Noir Canned Wine

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

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

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

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

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

Turns Out Gen Z Has One Surprising Drinking Habit

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

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

Can Drinking Spoiled Wine Make You Sick?

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

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

What is ‘Free Run’ Wine?

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

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

Whiskey stories from modern legal cases

Buffalo Trace Wines About Infringement

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

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

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

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

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

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

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

Why Is Wine Filtered and How Does Wine Filtering Work?

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

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

What Most People Get Wrong About Serving Wine

Cool down your reds!

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

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These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

5 Great Virtual Wine Classes for All Levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


How One Startup Is Turning Tofu Waste Into Wine

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

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

9 Things You Should Know About Mionetto Prosecco

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

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

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

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

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

The States That Drink The Most Beer

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

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

An Alcademics Study of Liquor Bottle Weights

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

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

“All Italian White Wines Taste Alike”

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

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

Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater

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

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

Does Your Palate Agree With That Wine Rating?

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

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

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

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

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

Varietal vs. Terroir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Does ‘Riddling’ Mean in Wine?

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

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

Why Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled for Certain Drinkers

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

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

The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

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

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

New Franzia

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

Prosecco brand ditches word ‘Prosecco’ from its bottles

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

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

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

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

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

Dragonvine: The Latest Novel from Steven Laine

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

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

New RTD

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

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

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

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

SYRAH VS SHIRAZ: AN OVERVIEW OF THIS ICONIC GRAPE VARIETAL

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

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

Why Can’t I Ship Alcohol Through the USPS?

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

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

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

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

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

The Enduring Appeal of Buttery Chardonnay

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

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

These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

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

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

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