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Liquor Industry News 08-03-20

August 3, 2020

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

 

08-03-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When witches went after wine

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

 

Think you like bitter beers? Science says think again

A first-of-its-kind study of the emotional reactions conjured by beer found that people liked sweeter beers better than bitter brews, based their involuntary facial expressions.

https://theprovince.com/news/think-you-like-bitter-beers-science-says-think-again/wcm/057a2452-8f9e-4813-ab55-d0b9a3a543d0

 

Wine Tariffs Have Proven One Thing: They Don’t Work

The threats are back on the table.

https://openingabottle.com/wine-tariffs-have-proven-one-thing-they-dont-work/

 

Heineken launches robotic bar for alcohol-free beer brand

As the need for physical distancing continues across Australia and around the world, international premium beer brand, Heineken, has developed a new concept designed to give drinkers complete peace of mind when ordering a beer while providing a novel drinking experience in the process.

https://www.adnews.com.au/campaigns/heineken-launches-robotic-bar-for-alcohol-free-beer-brand

 

U.S. Wine Industry Dodges One Tariff Bullet, Still Faces Another

The Trump administration has decided not to place tariffs on French sparkling wine in retaliation for France’s taxes on large tech firms. That’s good news for American wine consumers. The bad news is that the government will be debating over the next few weeks whether to maintain 25 percent tariffs on many other European wines and could possibly raise them.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/us-wine-industry-dodges-one-tariff-bullet-still-faces-another?utm_campaign=Retailer_Report_07022020&utm_source=JH_RR_070220&utm_medium=email&utm_content=91848befbbb49a6a959f1361e3e000aa

Chocolate and red wine may help you avoid Alzheimer’s

Those with the highest intake of so-called flavonoid foods were the least likely to end up with dementia.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cheers-chocolate-and-red-wine-may-help-you-avoid-alzheimers-2020-07-15

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/

Mixed Drink Take Home Law In MA

Mixed Drinks to Go signed into law by Governor Baker effective immediately.  The Massachusetts Restaurant Association posted the below regulations:


Putting A Pickle In Cheap Light Beer Makes It Taste Better

A trend that involves simply putting a pickle in your light (i.e. cheap) beer to make it taste better

https://www.kgun9.com/putting-pickle-cheap-light-beer-taste-better/

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY LAUNCHES HARD SELTZER

Called Mas Agave, the seltzer is made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, fruit juice and sea salt

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/founders-brewing-company-launches-hard-seltzer/

Is the Summer of Hard Tea Brewing?

What will be the next hard seltzer?

https://vinepair.com/articles/hard-tea-trend-summer-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Our Seven Most Popular Orange Cocktail Recipes

Seeking inspiration for your next orange cocktail?

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-orange-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

No Electricity, No Problem: This Oregon Grower Is Resurrecting Ancient Roman Winemaking Techniques

Even transporting the wine to Illahe’s Portland-based distributor is typically done without the aid of electricity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/oregon-grower-ancient-roman-winemaking/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9594504695-JULY_21_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9594504695-38937345&mc_cid=9594504695&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Could Timorasso Be Italy’s Most Exciting, Age-Worthy White Wine?

But now it appears that consensus is forming around the future of Piemontese white wine, and that future is Timorasso.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/could-timorasso-be-italys-most-complex-age-worthy-white-wine/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=91686031&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_AAuI-d9FOgewzQGZrhWzHwDQsvdHAe2Tg0jvT_fw4_VK_JaDHDgPNksk2WbFfdOJ8B6N_LPYEfiKqS3eZK-pBSxxHjXwjvb4CwkFPtBQIQjq4dpE&utm_content=91686131&utm_source=hs_email

 

The 6 Must-Have Wine Tools an Award-Winning Winemaker Swears By

But no matter the occasion, there are certain tools that make our sips a little more special.

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/kitchen/master-winemaker-favorite-tools

When I taste a dry, non-sparkling white wine, I sometimes get a fizzy sensation. What is that?

You might be describing acidity, which is something you feel rather than taste.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/do-dry-non-sparkling-wines-ever-taste-fizzy

Why it’s everyone’s duty to tell customers about lightstrike

It is a great irony that sunshine can be so beneficial to grapes and yet so detrimental to wine.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/brad-greatrix-lightstrike/

Two Truths and a Lie: This 17th-Century Pirate Invented the Pirates’ Code, Was Captured by Spaniards, and Used Wine Jugs to Save His Life

A 17th-century pirate, Bartholomeus de Portugees, is believed to be behind the code’s origins. He also may have been the first pirate to be captured by a Spaniard ship, and escape using jugs of wine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pirates-code-wine-jugs-floaties/

Massachusetts Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Franchise Law Compromise; Boston Beer Excluded

The legislation would benefit around 200 craft breweries in the state, with Boston Beer Company and Craft Brew Alliance-owned Cisco Brewers being the notable exceptions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/massachusetts-craft-brewers-wholesalers-reach-franchise-law-compromise-boston-beer-company-excluded

SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES LAUNCHES ‘SCHOOL OF PORT’

The website hosts digital workshops and online video courses, designed for people working with port in both the on- and off-trade.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/symington-family-estates-launches-school-of-port/

11 Easy Martini Recipe Riffs

With practice, home bartenders can master the two-ingredient cocktail recipe, and even create their own riffs on the classic drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/11-best-martini-recipe-riffs/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Miller Lite is Giving Away Two Stadium Seats to Baseball Fans Stuck Watching at Home

The competition will award six selected winners with a custom-labeled set of two stadium seats to enjoy the baseball from home.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/miller-lite-giving-away-two-stadium-seats/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d5dcfd6bbd-JULY_22_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d5dcfd6bbd-38937345&mc_cid=d5dcfd6bbd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Scientists make wine and cheese using weeds

Bidens pilosa is widespread in the world as a weed imported from America.

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-scientists-wine-cheese-weeds.html

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO HOW NAPA’S WINE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING

How California’s wineries are fairing and how the industry has been forced to change.

https://www.laweekly.com/an-inside-look-into-how-napas-wine-industry-is-changing/

VINAERA PRO “Adjustable Aeration” Electric Wine Aerator

A new innovation to create the first-ever Adjustable Electric Wine Aerator

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vinaera-pro-adjustable-aeration-electric-wine-aerator—winner-of-7-international-awards-301097601.html

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips

Learn How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips by our Food & Wine Expert, Ray Isle.

https://www.kctv5.com/wine-expert-teaches-wine-idiot-how-to-pair-wine-with-potato-chips/video_9c1f637f-46a8-57dd-820c-9d4f9717817c.html

 

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines

https://beveragedynamics.com/2020/07/21/sparking-wine-labels/

ARE YOU SERVING WINE ALL WRONG?

If you buy a nice bottle of wine then serve it wrong, you’re wasting your time as well as money.

https://susieandpeter.com/podcast-episodes/series-one/are-you-serving-wine-all-wrong/

Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Open-minded!

A sure fire way to make a wine lover cringe is to drop a few ice cubes in your glass of vino.  But there are a couple of reasons why this frowned-upon practice could prove pleasant.

http://grapeencounters.com/putting-the-freeze-on-wine-in-a-good-way/

Don’t judge a pinot by its color, experts say

The color of your pinot noir might not be as important as you might think, new research suggests.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/122184775/dont-judge-a-pinot-by-its-colour-experts-say

Why most Americans don’t care about wine tariffs.

Wine culture has grown enormously in the U.S. over the last 20 years or so. But for most Americans, it doesn’t really matter where that Pinot Grigio comes from

https://dobianchi.com/2020/07/21/most-popular-wine-in-america/

Celebrities Could Be Making Good Wine. Instead, They’re Making Bad Wine for Good Money.

In 2020, there are now dozens of wines made by your fellow actors, athletes, musicians, reality television personalities, and even former porn stars.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a33383069/celebrity-wine-sommelier-advice/

Is the Champagne gift box on its way out?

A pioneering, 100%-recyclable ‘second skin’ case has been launched by Maison Ruinart in the UK to replace its use of gift boxes for the Rosé and Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/sustainable-champagne-packaging-gift-box-on-its-way-out-441379/

These are the best wine podcasts to tune into

Podcasts often deliver content in a more dynamic manner. They’re easier to absorb than video or text, as you can plug in, play, and multitask as you tune in.

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https://www.prestigeonline.com/sg/wine-dine/drinks/best-wine-podcasts-to-tune-into-guide/

A very serious discussion about wine advertising

People buy from people they like. And most of us like being given excuses to laugh, especially at times like this.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/marketing-wine-tourism/very-serious-discussion-about-wine-advertising

Death & Co creates Alienist-inspired cocktails

To mark the return of the hit show, which stars Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans, Death & Co has created 10 exclusive cocktails inspired by the drama, its characters, and the 19th century.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/07/death-co-creates-alienist-inspired-cocktails/

Why America is running out of aluminum cans

Beer that would have ended up in kegs at restaurants and bars has shifted, along with other kinds of alcohol, to being sold in retail stores and through online channels and consumed at home — often in cans.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/business/beer-shortage-aluminum-can/index.html

For The Beer Market, Seltzer Outshines Keggers And Solo Cups

The recent success of hard seltzers, and low- and no-alcohol beer, is a reflection of the secular trend towards healthy living that has created some potentially exciting opportunities for the beer industry.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesnorton/2020/07/23/for-the-beer-market-seltzer-outshines-keggers-and-solo-cups/#738a6189779d

15,770 US RESTAURANTS HAVE PERMANENTLY CLOSED

As reported by Business Insider, 15,770 of the 26,160 US restaurants on Yelp’s platform that have been closed since March are now permanent closures.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/07/15770-us-restaurants-have-permanently-closed/

How To Make A Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board

A well-curated charcuterie board is a work of art. When paired with the right wines, that artwork becomes a masterpiece.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/how-to-make-a-mouthwatering-charcuterie-board/?utm_campaign=charcuterie-tasting-party-spain-cali&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

Homebrew Your Own Hard Seltzer With These Essential Tips

Whether you love ‘em or you hate ‘em, one thing is true: When the weather creeps above 90 degrees, a hard seltzer is more refreshing than even the most sessionable IPA.

https://vinepair.com/articles/hard-seltzer-homebrew-tips/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f73b5325e4-JULY_23_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f73b5325e4-38937345&mc_cid=f73b5325e4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

What Does “Earthy” Mean in Wine?

A useful term, earthy encompasses many different aroma and taste experiences.


https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/23/earthy-wine-term-definition/

Why Dolcetto is one of Italy’s most underrated variey

Dolcetto is an early ripening grape, it ripens two to three weeks before its counterparts Nebbiolo and Barbera.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/one-of-italys-most-underrated-varieties/

8 Ways Covid-19 Is Changing Drinking Habits

Are consumers spending more or less on wine? Will ecommerce increase in popularity – or do wine drinkers still prefer traditional channels? Wine Intelligence looks at eight ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed – or is changing – the habits of regular wine consumers.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2020/07/23/8-ways-COVID-19-is-changing-US-wine-drinking-habits

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

There’s nothing quite like a frosty beverage to help cure your cabin fever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-best-frozen-cocktails-bartenders/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ac13186b66-JULY_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ac13186b66-38937345&mc_cid=ac13186b66&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The era of grower Champagnes is over

Recent years have seen the little guy step forward to demonstrate that top Champagne is no longer the exclusive realm of the big players.

https://cluboenologique.com/story/tyson-stelzer-the-era-of-grower-champagnes-is-over/

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

Here, six tips for a safe socially-distant soirée, according to an epidemiology professor and entertaining expert.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/07/23/home-entertaining-tips-safe/

10 Best Boxed Wine Brands to Drink in 2020

Boxed wine used to suffer from a bad rap, but today’s versions offer a winning combination of great taste and value.

https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/g33368952/best-boxed-wine/

How do organics and biodynamics affect a vineyard’s carbon footprint?

Some people claim that to run vineyards organically, you have to significantly increase the use of tractors to spray and manage weeds, and therefore there’s more negative impact on your carbon footprint from the increase in fuel use

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/vineyard-carbon-footprint-organic-biodynamic-438356/

When witches went after wine

Witchcraft has been in the news in the past year, thanks to recent archaeological discoveries in both the US and Britain, where witch bottles have been unearthed from historic homes and sites.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/when-witches-went-after-wine

 

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Sounds pretty good these days.

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

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

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Is 80 Proof the Magic Number for Distilled Spirits?

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

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

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

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

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

12 Most Popular Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

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

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

 

SUNTORY EXPLORES PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR DRINKING

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

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

Cracking the code for beer freshness

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

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

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

The Divisive Impact of Brettanomyces in Wine

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

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

TOP 10 VINEYARDS FOR WINE TOURISM

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

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

TEENS DRESSING UP AS MASKED GRANNIES TO SCORE ALCOHOL DURING PANDEMIC

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

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

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

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

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

Busch unveils first-ever flavored beer, Busch Light Apple

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

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

How To Recycle Nitrogenated Beer Cans

But does the plastic widget make the can less recyclable?

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

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

‘Clean Wine’ is a Commercial Scam

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

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

This $16 Tool Instantly Upgrades Inexpensive Wine

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

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

The Ultimate Beer Burger

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

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

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

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

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

PROSECCO CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES REDUCED VINTAGE

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

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

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

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

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

Five Months In – What We Have Learned

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

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

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

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

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

Tips For Properly Reading Wine Labels

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

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

 

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