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Liquor Industry News 07-19-21

July 19, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-19-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Use Cynar, According to Bartenders

9 Things You Should Know About High Noon Hard Seltzer

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

 

Croatia and Italy renew feud over prošek and prosecco wines

Prošek, which is made using dried grapes, originated in the Dalmatia region

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/02/croatia-and-italy-renew-feud-over-prosek-and-prosecco-wines

 

Spicy Red Wine Quick Guide

There are a number of reasons why a wine might taste spicy or piquant.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/spicy-red-wine-quick-guide/

 

 

Here’s a look at every US president’s favorite drink

Not every president had strong ties to an alcoholic beverage

https://news.lee.net/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/heres-a-look-at-every-us-presidents-favorite-drink/article_5bfeb390-da76-11eb-bfdb-bb018e43e4cb.html

Could Italy’s Alto Piemonte region be the new Barolo?

Alto Piemonte offers high altitude vineyards, clay soils and significant diurnal temperature variation

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/could-italys-alto-piemonte-region-be-the-new-barolo/

 

The Difference Between Samuel Adams and Sierra Nevada Beers, Explained

Sierra Nevada Brewing and Samuel Adams, two brands arguably responsible for pioneering America’s craft brewing industry and forging the path for independent brewers

https://vinepair.com/articles/samuel-adams-vs-sierra-nevada-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9eb46c0161-JUL_6_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9eb46c0161-38937345&mc_cid=9eb46c0161&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Cutwater

San Diego, California-based Cutwater Spirits is adding a Piña Colada to its line-up of ready-to-drink cocktails. The new release is made with the distillery’s Bali Hai Rum and coconut cream liqueur and is at 13% abv. It joins Cutwater’s more than 20 canned cocktails and the recently launched Vodka Transfusion. Cutwater Piña Colada is available now nationwide in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Acquired by Anheuser-Busch in 2019, Cutwater more than doubled in size last year, reaching more than 700,000 9-liter case equivalents, according to Impact Databank.

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

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/

 

10 things you should know about Rioja

Quick guide to the famous northern Spanish wine region of Rioja.

https://www.decanter.com/sponsored/10-things-you-should-know-about-rioja-461101/

 

Did lead poisoning cause downfall of Roman Empire?

As the Reactions video points out, the ancient Romans loved their lead.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/did-lead-poisoning-cause-downfall-of-roman-empire-the-jury-is-still-out/

 

This Missouri Wine Region Dreams of Becoming the Midwestern Napa Valley

Before Napa Valley was a household name, the Missouri River Valley was the capital of the American wine industry.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/missouri-winemakers-midwest-wineries

 

Bottled Ready-To-Drink Aperol Spritz Cocktails Hitting Select States Soon

Now, Aperol has entered the RTD market, with its orange-flavored boozy concoction hitting shelves in select states

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/aperol-spritz-rtd-cocktails/

 

When The Mountains Turn Blue: The Story Behind Coors’ Color-Changing Labels

In a stroke of marketing genius, the brand launched a new line of products with labels that changed color when refrigerated to the optimal temperature.

https://vinepair.com/articles/coors-light-color-changing-label-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f44592be1f-JULY_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f44592be1f-38937345&mc_cid=f44592be1f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Five of the lowest calorie wines in the world

Is the calorie content of your plonk important to you?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/five-of-the-lowest-calorie-wines-in-the-world/

 

New JD

Jack Daniel’s is adding Tennessee Apple Fizz to its line of Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails. Made with the brand’s eponymous whiskey, the new RTD is at 7% abv and joins Tennessee Whiskey & Cola and Tennessee Whiskey, Honey & Lemonade in the lineup. It’s priced at $13 a 4-pack and is available now in 16 U.S. states including California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, among others. Jack Daniel’s first launched the spirits-based RTD line in June of last year.

 

9 Connecticut liquor and spirits distilleries to visit

From moonshine to flavored liqueur, here are some of Connecticut’s distilleries.

https://www.ctinsider.com/things-to-do/article/Connecticut-distilleries-to-visit-16298359.php

 

Bacardí gets fruity with new tropical rum

Bacardí Tropical is a white rum flavoured with pineapple, coconut and guava.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/07/bacardi-gets-fruity-with-new-tropical-rum/

 

What Is Bottle Shock (and How Do You Fix It)?

Bottle shock, sometimes called “bottle sickness,” describes a recently packaged or shipped wine that tastes temporarily “dumb,” or with aromas and flavors that have seemingly shut down.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/11/bottle-shock-taste-real/

 

9 Things You Should Know About High Noon Hard Seltzer

High Noon separates itself by appealing to the better-for-you crowd, including distilled liquor and real juice in its transparent ingredient list.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-high-noon-hard-seltzer-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5e931987d-JULY_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5e931987d-38937345&mc_cid=a5e931987d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 10 Most-Ordered Drinks From Restaurants, According to Grubhub

After a year of having drinks delivered, it appears that diners are in the mood for flavorful, tropical-inspired libations, as well as traditional favorites like lager

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-ordered-cocktails-restaurants-grubhub/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5e931987d-JULY_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5e931987d-38937345&mc_cid=a5e931987d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

How ‘bat-friendly’ is your favorite tequila?

The biggest threat to tequila isn’t a shortage of agave. It’s a lack of bats

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/how-bat-friendly-is-your-favourite-tequila/

 

The Difference Between Smirnoff and Tito’s, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two pioneering vodka brands compare.

https://vinepair.com/articles/smirnoff-vs-titos-vodkas-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=816cd186e6-July_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-816cd186e6-38937345&mc_cid=816cd186e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Differences Between Barefoot and Yellow Tail, Explained

While both started small with humble roots, Barefoot and Yellow Tail built themselves into powerhouse brands

https://vinepair.com/articles/barefoot-vs-yellow-tail-wines-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=816cd186e6-July_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-816cd186e6-38937345&mc_cid=816cd186e6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Older drinkers prefer screwcaps to corks, finds Wine Intelligence study

Older consumers in the UK market are the most enthusiastic adopters of screwcap-sealed wines, according to a study commissioned by Wine Intelligence.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/older-drinkers-prefer-screwcaps-to-corks-finds-wine-intelligence-study/

 

How to Use Cynar, According to Bartenders

Artichoke is probably not something you’d expect to taste in a cocktail. But, if your drink is made with Cynar, you may pick up hints of the vegetable’s flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/07/09/cynar-cocktail-recipes-guide/

 

Titans Create NFL’s First Wine Club

The Tennessee Titans’ latest initiative to raise their standing in the hearts and minds of their fan base includes raising some glasses.

https://www.si.com/nfl/titans/news/tennessee-titans-nfl-wine-club-the-foolish-club

 

Fruits of Labor

American wine’s biggest problem is facing a reckoning.

https://wineandpeace.com/wp-mag/fruits-of-labor/

Rosè from Northern to Southern Italy with the Rosautoctono Movement

It’s a collaboration of 6 different denominations.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2021/07/rosautoctono-movement-of-rosa-wines-of-Italy.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=1eaeaca8ce-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-1eaeaca8ce-294676161

 

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-12-21

July 12, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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07-12-2021

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

 

What Is Lambrusco and Why You Need to Drink It This Summer

The Emilia-Romagna region is known for many varietals, but is most famous for Lambrusco.

https://www.delish.com/food/a19781844/what-is-lambrusco/

 

Why We’re Still Drinking Gin & Tonics After 170+ Years

For well over a century, the gin & tonic has reigned as one of the most popular cocktails in the world

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/gin-tonic-history/

 

Wineries continue to enjoy success, growth in the Granite State

Their most popular is Peanut Butter and Jelly wine made with real peanut butter

https://www.unionleader.com/nh/food/wineries-continue-to-enjoy-success-growth-in-the-granite-state/article_9ba64732-23bb-5ba3-9830-988ebc71a351.html

 

The world’s first sommelier was a woman.

We find that the first deity associated with wine and — more significantly — wine service was Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.

https://dobianchi.com/2021/06/25/the-worlds-first-sommelier-was-a-woman/

 

What Makes a Cocktail ‘Skinny’?

A skinny cocktail is any cocktail that is lower in calories than its original version, or a low-calorie cocktail with no full-calorie equivalent.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-makes-a-cocktail-skinny/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=11128fbcca-JUNE_29_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-11128fbcca-38937345&mc_cid=11128fbcca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Are the Worst Trends in Wine Right Now?

To find out which fads are on their way out, we asked 10 of the industry’s top professionals what they think are the worst trends in wine right now.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wa-10-wine-pros-worst-trends/

 

Why Aren’t There More 100-point Wines?

Scoring wine has always been something of a contentious issue.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/06/why-arent-there-more-100-point-wines

 

Why did the Ancients Like Salty Wine?

Why was saltwater added to the mixture?

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/wine-0015502

 

Historical Wines of Portugal:

Portugal has an important winemaking sector, currently holding the seventh largest vineyard area in the world and ranking first globally in terms of dedicated share of total planted agricultural area

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/06/27/historical-wines-of-portugal-the-classification-consumer-associations-and-marketing-implications/

 

How Small Label Changes Can Spike or Sink Wine Sales

Winemakers and branding experts shared their insights on which often-surprising minor adjustments have juiced their sales.

https://www.liquor.com/how-label-changes-affect-wine-sales-5190537

 

How Many Carbs Are Found in Wine?

If you’re counting carbs it doesn’t mean you have to cut out wine, at least not altogether

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-many-carbs-in-wine/

 

What Does ‘Bitter’ Mean in Wine?

What does it mean for wine to be bitter, and could it be a good thing?

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/bitter-wine-meaning/

 

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery

https://www.miragenews.com/pulling-wisdom-teeth-can-improve-long-term-587029/

 

How Much Does That Wine Bottle Weigh?

What can a wine producer do to improve sustainability and signal it clearly to consumers?

https://wineeconomist.com/2021/06/29/wine-bottle/

 

It’s Nearly Impossible to Get Canadian Wine in the U.S. Here’s Why.

Wineries, importers, trade reps and sommeliers claim 99 reasons why it’s hard to find Canadian wine in the U.S., but quality isn’t one of them.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/29/canadian-wine-distribution-america/

 

Comprehensive guide to South American wine published

Called The South America Wine Guide, the 528-page book is based on a decade of research and interviews conducted by Barnes while living on the continent.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/comprehensive-guide-to-south-american-wine-published/

 

The 8 Best Vodkas for Moscow Mules, Ranked

Of course, it’s practically a legal requirement to mention that this drink almost single-handedly propelled vodka to becoming the most popular spirit in America.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-moscow-mule/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=beb621de21-JUNE_30_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-beb621de21-38937345&mc_cid=beb621de21&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Indiana Rye whiskey granted official status

Craft distillers in Indiana scored a big win this week when a new bill was passed allowing distillers to label their product with the term “Indiana Rye” whiskey.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/07/indiana-rye-whiskey-granted-official-status/

 

Elegant and Crisp: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Central Italy

Central Italy is home to classic white wines made from native grapes that yield dry, delicious pours with character and energy.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/31/central-italy-white-wine-guide/

 

Aromas in Wine: 25 of the Most Common Wine Aromas Explained

When it comes to wine tasting, deciphering the numerous aromas in wine isn’t necessarily easy for everyone

http://www.palmandvine.com/aromas-in-wine-25-of-the-most-common-wine-aromas-explained/

 

The Difference Between Corona and Modelo Beers, Explained

Keep reading to learn more about how these two iconic brands from south of the border stack up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/corona-vs-modelo-beers-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e5fdf0a84-JUNE_24_2021_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e5fdf0a84-38937345&mc_cid=3e5fdf0a84&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why aren’t sulphite levels on wine labels

Hence the lack of what would otherwise be a useful ingredient labelling: frustrating for producers as well as customers.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/sulphur-dioxide-and-sulphites-wine-labels-ask-decanter-458624/

 

Let the USPS ship alcohol. It will help post office finances and raise spirits nationwide.

For decades, winemakers have been legally allowed to ship bottles of wine directly to customers via private shipping companies.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/06/30/beer-wine-liquor-let-post-office-ship-direct-to-consumers/7789483002/

 

What are you getting with ‘organic’ wine?

In the U.S., organic wine falls into two categories: “organic wine” and “wine made with organically grown grapes.”

https://www.reporternews.com/story/life/columnists/2021/06/29/gus-clemens-what-you-getting-organic-wine/5348109001/

 

3 Wine Slush Recipes

Why stop at frosé? Frozen wine cocktails are your new summer go-to.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/brunch-cocktails/frozen-wine-cocktails

 

Franciacorta: A Sparkling DOCG Wine Appellation

Franciacorta still remains undiscovered by many Americans, even by those who love sparkling wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2021/07/01/franciacorta-a-sparkling-docg-wine-appellation/?sh=1b82b12065ed

 

How Daniel Daou has discovered the European soul of Paso Robles

At an elevation of around 650 metres, the property encompasses 280 hectares, of which around 81 is planted to vines.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/daniel-daou-paso-robles/

 

10 Frothy, Delicious Egg White Cocktails to Try

Eggs are famously versatile for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they’re even delicious in cocktails.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-egg-white-cocktails

 

The 12 Best Gins for Gin and Tonics

Gin & Tonics are the coffee of the cocktail world — difficult to fully appreciate at first but once you jump on board, you wonder how you ever lived without them.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-gins-for-gin-and-tonics/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=baeb02c753-July_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-baeb02c753-38937345&mc_cid=baeb02c753&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nip Ban Takes Effect In Mashpee, Despite Objections

A ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages packaged in miniature plastic “nip” bottles went into effect in Mashpee this week, despite objections by liquor store owners.

https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/nip-ban-takes-effect-in-mashpee-despite-objections/article_29467504-790f-5640-a34c-87ccf6fc027a.html

 

“Ingredient Labeling: A Look Back”

Ridge was the first California winery to list every ingredient used in making a wine on all its labels.

https://www.ridgewine.com/about/news/ingredient-labeling-a-look-back-by-paul-draper/

 

THAT’S AMARONE

As a country with thousands of indigenous varieties, Italy’s wine culture runs the depth and breadth of styles.

https://www.gulfshorelife.com/2021/07/01/thats-amarone/

 

‘Champagne sorbet’ dispute sees new court ruling

An ice cream flavor described as ‘Champagne sorbet’ and briefly sold by Aldi Süd in Germany several years ago could have been misleading for consumers, according to the Munich Higher Regional Court.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-sorbet-dispute-sees-new-court-ruling-461227/

 

Americans are drinking smaller amounts of beer with greater alcohol content, says new research

Americans are consuming more craft beer with higher alcohol content but are drinking less beer by volume.

https://www.northcentralpa.com/life/americans-are-drinking-smaller-amounts-of-beer-with-greater-alcohol-content-says-new-research/article_a4bf6168-da2d-11eb-96d7-5b38f85c74ce.html

 

 

The Most Popular Beer Trends Right Now, Say Experts

Now, as tastes begin to stabilize again, the minds behind an app that sells over 10,000 beers are revealing what’s all the rage in beer based on customers’ latest picks.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-most-popular-beer-trends-right-now-say-experts/

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 07-05-21

July 5, 2021

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07-05-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Red wine, white lies: The wine ‘rules’ we can all be breaking

Why Bacardi Has a Bat for Its Logo

What’s the Tik Tok beer poster trend all about?

 

Austrian Wines launches “ground-breaking” atlas mapping origins of all of its wines

The new atlas, austrianvineyards.com, brings together all of Austria’s legally defined wine origins on a single interactive map, providing detailed information of all of Austria’s wines at a glance.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/austrian-wines-launches-ground-breaking-atlas-mapping-origins-of-all-of-its-wines/

 

What do the lines on red Solo cups mean?

The cup, invented by Robert Hulesman, features three distinct lines that are actually intended to function as measurement lines. The lowest line denotes 1 oz, or a shot of booze.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/what-do-the-lines-on-red-solo-cups-mean/

 

A new drink that reduces brain oxidative stress

Some studies show that flavonoid intake can have a protective effect on human and animal brains.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/06/20/a-new-drink-that-reduces-brain-oxidative-stress/

 

Everything You Need to Know About The Oldest Estate Winery in NYS

Did you know New York State’s oldest estate winery is only about an hour drive away from Downtown Buffalo?

https://stepoutbuffalo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-oldest-estate-winery-in-nys/

 

What Are Chill Filtered-Spirits, And Why Does It Matter?

Chill filtration removes fatty acid esters (FAEs) and other chemical compounds that clump together to create a cloudiness or haze when a spirit is chilled.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/21/chill-filtered-spirits-whiskey-bourbon/

 

American whiskey tariffs: is relief in sight?

In 2018, former US president Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on steel and aluminium from the EU. The EU implemented a 25% tariff on American whiskey and other goods in retaliation.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/06/american-whiskey-tariffs-is-relief-in-sight/

 

How Long Does Boxed Wine Stay Good After Being Opened?

Just like uncorking or unscrewing a bottle, after you’ve “tapped” a box of wine, there is a definitive window of time that the wine will still taste great.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-long-boxed-wine-stay-good/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=02eb4fa136-JUNE_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-02eb4fa136-38937345&mc_cid=02eb4fa136&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How women and German settlers civilized the rum-guzzling 1800s town called Lodi

As with most rural American towns, “respectability” for Lodi came in baby steps.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Women-and-German-settlers-civilized-the-rum-guzzling-1800s-town-called-Lodi

 

Do You Recognize A Faulty Wine? A Fascinating Tasting Organized By VinNatur

Faulty wines are not all that common nowadays.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2021/06/21/do-you-recognize-a-faulty-wine-a-fascinating-tasting-organized-by-vinnatur/?sh=4922c0230dec

 

Quini Unveils New Website

Prospective data clients can experience Quini’s unique sensory data analytics through an interactive experience accessed on the new site home page.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/06/21/quini-unveils-new-website

 

All The Rules Around Drinking Wine & Breastfeeding, Per Doctors

The guidelines for drinking alcohol while pregnant are pretty clear, but what happens after the baby arrives?

https://www.romper.com/parenting/wine-and-breastfeeding

 

8 PERFECT BEER AND FOOD PAIRINGS

Whether it’s watching a game, going out with friends or hosting a BBQ, beer and food go well together.

https://www.intheknow.com/post/perfect-food-and-beer-pairings/

 

10 Things You Should Know About 1792 Bourbon

So, what’s the deal with 1792? Let’s turn back time and learn 10 more things about 1792 Bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-1792-bourbon-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b3bb0fc84e-JUNE_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b3bb0fc84e-38937345&mc_cid=b3bb0fc84e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Much Every State Taxes Hard Liquor

One thing’s for sure, knowing where taxes are lowest can help vacationers save money while they enjoy their drinks

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/excise-taxes-liquor-every-state/

 

Five Popular Grapes With Different Names Around the World

Here are five popular grapes that have different names depending on where they are grown.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/23/different-grape-names-wine-guide/

 

7 Wine Bottle DIYs for When You Finish That Summer Rosé

Does anyone else feel a twinge of regret whenever you put a glass jar or bottle in the recycling bin?

https://food52.com/blog/26264-wine-bottle-diy-project-ideas

 

Welcome to the World, Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA!

The Palos Verdes Peninsula area—located in the southwestern corner of Los Angeles County—hugs the Pacific Ocean coastline about 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

http://winewitandwisdomswe.com/2021/06/19/welcome-to-the-world-palos-verdes-peninsula-ava/

 

What’s the Tik Tok beer poster trend all about?

Social networking platform Tik Tok, the home of questionable millennial dance moves, has birthed another bizarre, but infinitely shareable trend.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/whats-the-tik-tok-beer-poster-trend-all-about/

 

Boozy ice cream infused with Coors Seltzer Orange Cream Pop is on its way

The tasty treat is a collaboration between Coors and frozen dessert company Tipsy Scoop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/boozy-ice-cream-infused-with-coors-seltzer-orange-cream-pop-is-on-its-way/

 

Why Bacardi Has a Bat for Its Logo

While many rum brands display images of beach sceneshula girls, and pirates on their bottles, Bacardi has gone a completely different route with its long standing bat logo.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-bacardi-bat-logo/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=79c43073fd-JUNE_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-79c43073fd-38937345&mc_cid=79c43073fd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Rabbit Ridge Pays Record $810,000 Settlement for Mislabeling Wines

The ATF uncovers violations at the Sonoma County producer that involved 45,000 cases of wine and dated back to 1994.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/rabbit-ridge-pays-record-810000-settlement-for-mislabeling-wines-21071

 

Delicato Family Wines Forges Partnership with Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Delicato Family Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery today announced that  they will come together under one roof,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/06/24/delicato-partnership-with-francis-ford-coppola

 

 

This map shows how much every state taxes wine

Though you likely already consider a variety of factors when purchasing a bottle of wine and judging its relative value, a new study has revealed how much every state taxes wine – and one state is way out in front.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/this-map-shows-how-much-every-state-taxes-wine/

 

Beyond Barolo: Nebbiolo’s New Faces

Barolo may be the most famous and lauded of Nebbiolo’s guises, but other expressions are now climbing the ranks.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/06/beyond-barolo-nebbiolos-new-faces

 

 

5 Great Virtual Wine Classes for All Levels

Both virtual and in-person wine classes abound. Here are a few of my favorites.

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

Italian wine consortium pushes for rosé wine emoji

An Italian wine consortium whose aim is to promote and protect Italian rosé wine, specifically Chiaretto di Bardolino, has launched a campaign to urge social media companies to create a pink wine emoji.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/italian-wine-consortium-pushes-for-rose-wine-emoji-460593/

 

The Way We Buy Wine Now

The rise of millennials as wine-buyers has been gradually accelerating online wine-buying, and the pandemic added jet fuel to that trend.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/the-way-we-buy-wine-now

 

New film ‘Sparkling: the story of Champagne’ to release

Champagne and is launching in the UK – with a US debut also on the cards.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-story-of-champagne-film-set-for-release-460561/

 

Red wine, white lies: The wine ‘rules’ we can all be breaking

Well, forget what you know: Wine rules are made to be broken,

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2021/06/red-wine-white-lies-the-wine-rules-we-can-all-be-breaking.html

 

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-28-21

June 28, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-28-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD SPEND ON A BOTTLE OF WINE, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

What’s Really in Your Canned Cocktail?

DIY Rosé Popsicles Are This Summer’s Favorite Refreshers

Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater

Seawater gives the wine a curious salinity which mixes with the sweetness of the grape and produces a delicate taste, while at the same time preserving the wine longer.

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/12/why-ancient-greeks-mixed-wine-with-seawater/

 

8 Things You Should Know About 1800 Tequila

Here are eight more things you should know about 1800 Tequila.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-1800-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da09388a4e-JUNE_14_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da09388a4e-38937345&mc_cid=da09388a4e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to read a German wine label

Reading a German wine label might seem daunting at first, but once you’ve established your own likes, it’s actually pretty easy to match up the information on the text to your taste preferences

https://europe.stripes.com/lifestyle/how-read-german-wine-label

 

Two ‘cult’ wines battle it out over name usage

Two Californian wineries have gone to court to settle the issue once and for all over which one is entitled to call their product ‘Cult’.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/two-cult-wines-battle-it-out-over-name-usage/

What Can I Use as a Substitute for Simple Syrup?

Simple syrup is incredibly easy to make, so if you’re looking for a substitute simply because you’ve run out, don’t worry, just make more.

https://vinepair.com/articles/simple-syrup-substitute-options/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a78bdcb3d4-JUNE_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a78bdcb3d4-38937345&mc_cid=a78bdcb3d4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why You Should Be Aging Your Rosé

Many think of pink wine as a signifier of spring, to be drunk immediately upon release the year after the vintage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aging-rose/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a78bdcb3d4-JUNE_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a78bdcb3d4-38937345&mc_cid=a78bdcb3d4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

The Differences Between Mountain and Valley Wines, Explained

Elevation is the most obvious influence on wines made from grapes grown in these areas. It also impacts factors like fog, topography, soil type and diurnal range, or difference in day and night temperatures.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/15/mountain-valley-wine-difference/

 

Scottie Pippen Is Launching a Bourbon

The NBA legend has been very hands-on with every aspect of Digits Bourbon, from tasting and blending to pasting labels on bottles.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/scottie-pippen-digits-bourbon

 

How Your Deceiving Eyes Can Change the Taste of Wine

As anyone who’s had one too many can attest, wine can really do a number on the brain.

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

 

EWA takes single malt whisky diploma online

The Scottish Qualifications Authority-certified diploma is the only one of its kind, and is the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s highest qualification.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/06/ewa-takes-single-malt-whisky-diploma-online/

 

DIY Rosé Popsicles Are This Summer’s Favorite Refreshers

Think of these popsicles as frosé’s Gen Z cousin, taking old trends and making them cool again.

https://vinepair.com/articles/diy-rose-popsicles-recipe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1f48870579-June_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1f48870579-38937345&mc_cid=1f48870579&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Is the world ready for the ‘gamification’ of wine?

Are we ready to accept a gaming element to our wine purchases?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/is-the-world-ready-for-the-gamification-of-wine/

 

The many styles of Lambrusco

The vitis rupestris vines survive better than those of the vitis vinifera vines in the Romagna part of the region where sangiovese rules.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2016/06/the-many-styles-of-lambrusco.html?m=1

A (very short) history of Lambrusco, Italy’s true “wine of the people”

Many wine historians believe that Lambrusco was the first grape to be used for wine production in Italy.

https://linilambrusco.com/2020/05/12/vitis-labrusca-meaning/

 

  

New AVAS

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved a new American viticultural area (AVA) in Washington State. The agency is set to establish the new 16,870-acre “The Burn of Columbia Valley” AVA in south central Washington, known colloquially as “The Burn.” The Burn is located in the southwest corner of the Columbia Valley, between the Columbia Gorge and the Horse Heaven Hills AVAs on the banks of the Columbia River. Ste Michelle Wine Estates labels Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) and Chardonnay ($14) are among the first wines to claim exclusive sourcing from the new AVA.

Meet Washington’s newest AVAs

White Bluffs – which was approved today by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) along with The Burn of Columbia Valley – is the biggest slam dunk.

https://www.wawinereport.com/2021/06/meet-washingtons-newest-avas-part-1.html

 

Coravin Continues to Revolutionize the Wine Industry with Reveal of New Sparkling System

The portable, easy-to-use system pairs a secure, universal-fit stopper with a hand-held charging unit to maintain sparkling wine’s carbonation level between pours, providing two weeks of preservation.

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=246893

 

 

Champagne Myths, Separating Fact from Fiction

The world of Champagne and sparkling wine is packed with myths and half truths.

https://glassofbubbly.com/champagne-myths-separating-fact-from-fiction/

What’s Really in Your Canned Cocktail?

In general, a wide range of ingredients are added or removed from canned cocktails for safety and shelf stability.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/17/canned-cocktails-alcoholic-drink/

How to Hold a Wine Glass in Any Situation

There is a lot of debate about the correct way to hold a wine glass.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/how-to-hold-a-wine-glass/

 

How Two Centuries of Failure Finally Birthed American Wine

How funny to think, then, that for somewhere in the neighborhood of two and a half centuries, Americans failed almost universally to produce any potable wine.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/drink/alcohol-history/american-wine-history-failures-grape-growing-phylloxera-french-wine-blight/

 

The 6 Wine Styles to Know Right Now

It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of wine.

https://www.liquor.com/trendy-wine-styles-5189344

 

Chianti Classico wineries approve new subzones

Chianti Classico’s council said the move was intended to allow village names on bottle labels

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/chianti-classico-subzones-uga-wineries-460236/

 

How sweet it is

Just make sure your wine has some sugar in it and many folks will buy it.

https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/dan-berger-on-wine-how-sweet-it-is/article_9ecb5434-a7ac-5a01-84c7-dd7a1a0d4202.html

 

 

How This Armenian Wine Company Is Disrupting the Wine Industry

Armenia has a long and rich history in winemaking dating back over 6,000 years.

https://www.worth.com/storica-wines-armenian-wine-disruption/

 

 

6 Italian White Wines That Are Hugely Underrated

Let’s take a look at some great Italian white wines that deserve their day in the sun.

https://winefolly.com/tips/6-italian-white-wines-that-are-underrated/

 

 

HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD SPEND ON A BOTTLE OF WINE, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

What’s worse: picking a cheap wine only for it to be terrible, or picking an expensive wine only for it to be average?

https://www.dmarge.com/2021/06/best-value-for-money-wine.html

 

D.O. Cava Launches the First Certified Online Cava Training School

Open to wine professionals all over the world

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/06/18/d-o-cava-launches-the-first-certified-online-cava-training-school

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Liquor Industry News 06-21-21

June 21, 2021

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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New Products

This Finnish Brewery Is Using Goose Poop to Make Beer

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

A brief guide to the USA’s three-tier system

Does wine taste better on specific days? The biodynamic calendar thinks so

Over the last few years, I’ve found that wine DOES taste better on some days vs. others.

https://winerabble.com/does-wine-taste-better-on-specific-days-the-biodynamic-calendar-thinks-so/

Biodynamic Wine: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why People Are Buying It

Americans are looking for sustainable wines from growers who practice natural and biodynamic farming. But what do those terms actually mean?

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/biodynamic-wine

 

 

The Worst Wine to Drink Right Now, Experts Say

Like anything we ingest, there’s a nutritional range when it comes to wine—some pours are less harmful to health than others.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/worst-wine-drink-now-experts-133349088.html

 

8 reasons to try ‘worm salt’ with your mezcal

It’s the weirdest garnish you’ve never heard of. Sal de Gusano, often served alongside mezcal in Mexico, is making its way here

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/8-reasons-to-try-worm-salt-with-your-mezcal/

 

Are We Wasting Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars On Wine Glasses Every Year?

Riedel glassware has made a killing selling the claim, now widely embraced by wine establishment, that the shape of a glass can improve the taste of the wine deposited therein.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-glass-placebo/

 

No One Is Talking About Bulk Wine, but They Should

The stereotype of bulk wine is the kind that comes in a box, the cardboard containers sitting on the bottom shelf of the grocery store.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bulk-wine-trend/

The Difference Between Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite, Explained

Despite the impressive craft beer scene flourishing in the U.S., three brands, Bud LightCoors Light, and Miller Lite, continue to dominate.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bud-light-vs-coors-light-vs-miller-lite-beer-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4132e99738-JUNE_7_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4132e99738-38937345&mc_cid=4132e99738&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Can You Freeze Wine? Yes, and Here’s How

Although it’s unconventional, the answer is yes. You can freeze wine!

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/can-you-freeze-wine/

 

Why the Angostura Bitters Label Is Too Big for the Bottle

Angostura, a brand that’s practically synonymous with the cocktail bitters category, is a mainstay on the shelves of everyone from top bartenders to home mixologists around the globe

https://vinepair.com/articles/angostura-bitters-oversized-label/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

New Cutwater

San Diego, California-based Cutwater Spirits, part of the Anheuser-Busch portfolio, is launching a new canned cocktail in partnership with PGA golfer Harold Varner III. The new RTD is Cutwater Transfusion, made with Cutwater Vodka, ginger beer, and grape juice. Long associated with the 19th hole, Cutwater’s twist on the Transfusion is at 7% abv and will be available nationwide by the end of the month. It joins Cutwater’s stable of canned cocktails that includes Tiki Rum Mai Tai, Vodka Mule, Rum Mint Mojito, and Long Island Iced Tea, among others.

 

 

10 Things You Should Know About Casa Noble Tequila

Just outside the town of Tequila sits La Cofradía distillery, home of Casa Noble Tequila, among many others.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-casa-noble-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=181e80a4b9-JUNE_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-181e80a4b9-38937345&mc_cid=181e80a4b9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Long Should I Let My Wine Breathe?

First, let’s get this out of the way. Not all wine needs to be decanted.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/08/how-long-wine-breathe/

A dive into the diversity of Washington State wines

Despite being the US’s second-largest wine-growing region, Washington State has remained  somewhat under the radar for many wine lovers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/06/a-dive-into-the-diversity-of-washington-state-wines/

8 Things You Should Know About Beefeater London Dry Gin

Here are eight more things you should know about Beefeater.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-beefeater-gin-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=01a0dad70c-June_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-01a0dad70c-38937345&mc_cid=01a0dad70c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The 7 Best Flavored Vodkas, Tasted and Ranked

Ideal for highballs and even reimagining some of the classics, here are seven of the best flavored vodkas, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-flavored-vodkas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=01a0dad70c-June_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-01a0dad70c-38937345&mc_cid=01a0dad70c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Salvador Dalí’s Guide to Wine Is a Must Read for Art Lovers and Wine Enthusiasts Alike

To talk about wine is to talk about man.” This comprehensive wine book as imagined by Dalí—imbued with near-magical powers, shrouded in myth, but rooted in the evolution of human society as one of our proudest and most important creations—is an illustrated guide to the artist’s mind, full of oddities and mind-bending wonders.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/salvador-dali-surrealist-history-wine

 

New Seltzer

Heineken USA has expanded the Dos Equis portfolio with Ranch Water hard seltzer, a new drink inspired by its namesake cocktail, popular in West Texas. The 4.5% abv RTD is lime-flavored and comes in at 90 calories per 12-ounce serving. It’s available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and individual 24-ounce cans in Texas and will expand to Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Nevada, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts in September.

 

DOES SUSTAINABILITY STILL MATTER FOR WINE?

In the US, just over half (58%) of regular wine drinkers say that they worry about climate change and are taking actions to reduce their personal impact,

https://www.wineintelligence.com/does-sustainability-still-matter-for-wine/

 

A brief guide to the USA’s three-tier system

This means that each state today has its own legislation and its own regulatory model and regulatory bodies for controlling the production and sale of wine.

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/market-bulletin/issue-240

 

WHAT IS A GREAT WINE?

To say greatness is subjective is to claim that everyone’s answer is equally good, which would make a judgment about greatness meaningless.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/06/09/what-is-a-great-wine/

 

The Oldest Brewery in Every State (Map)

With nearly 9,000 breweries operating in the U.S. today, we ventured to independently verify each state’s longest-operating brewery.

https://vinepair.com/articles/oldest-brewery-every-state-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b53f11e487-JUNE_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b53f11e487-38937345&mc_cid=b53f11e487&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Pair Bulleit Bourbon With Everything From Dinner to Dessert

Read on to explore this famous spirit and learn how to serve it with your favorite foods.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-pair-bulleit-bourbon-with-everything-from-dinner-to-dessert/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b53f11e487-JUNE_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b53f11e487-38937345&mc_cid=b53f11e487&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The World’s 10 Most Valuable Spirits Brands (2021)

Chinese producers continued to dominate the industry, accounting for five of the top 10 valued brands and totaling $89 billion in sales over the last year.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/most-valuable-spirits-brands-2021/

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-for-breakfast/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=breakfast-wine-pairing&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

Italian consortium successfully opposes BROSECCO wine mark on the grounds of Prosecco PDO

Prosecco has successfully filed an opposition against the UK registration BROSECCO in stylised form for wines, British sparkling wines and sparkling wines in Class 33.

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/italian-consortium-successfully-opposes-brosecco-wine-mark-the-grounds-of-prosecco-pdo

 

 

Royal Ale Force: How British Aircraft Delivered Beer to Soldiers After D-Day

For despite the fight that would go down in history as D-Day, these heroes wishing to wet their whistles came to realize there was no beer to be found in France.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-plane-soldiers-d-day/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdf43cfede-June_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdf43cfede-38937345&mc_cid=bdf43cfede&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

This Finnish Brewery Is Using Goose Poop to Make Beer

Wasted Potential Imperial Stout is produced by Ant Brew but was inspired by the microbrewery’s home city, Lahti.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/goose-poop-beer-finland

 

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Liquor Industry News 06-14-21

June 14, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-14-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The 9 Best Mezcals for Cocktails

How to Understand a French Wine Label

Beer and poop — a foul cocktail that could clean up the farming industry

A Field Guide to the Latest Trends in Wine-Label Design

The wine market is now a Millennial-driven market, and there’s been a movement toward more modernity and the kind of avant-garde visual cues you associate with U.S. wines, and not so much with European wines

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-label-design-trends

 

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

As rules on gatherings continue to shift, many tasting rooms have moved outdoors, but it’s not all wine patios and tasting igloos out there

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/most-extreme-wine-tastings-around-the-world

 

Prosecco Leads The Italian Wine Market, But At What Cost?

The bubbly Prosecco seems to be the choice for many sparkling wine lovers who are ditching its more expensive cousin, the Champagne, in its favor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annalisagirardi/2019/04/16/prosecco-leads-the-italian-wine-market-at-high-environmental-costs/?sh=5ca4af9ec581

 

How to Train Your Wine Palate

Wine training is exactly what you’re likely thinking: Hours and lots of bottles dedicated to tasting wines

https://www.winemag.com/2018/08/21/train-wine-palate/

 

How Wine Bricks Saved The U.S. Wine Industry During Prohibition

U.S. law stipulated that grapes could be grown if and only if those grapes were used for non-alcoholic consumption.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/

 

Bacardi unveils new canned cocktails

Bermuda-based rum producer Bacardi has added three new flavours to its range of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/06/bacardi-unveils-new-canned-cocktails/

 

Digestifs: What They Are, How They Work, and How They Are Enjoyed

Digestifs are after-dinner drinks with purpose.

https://vinepair.com/articles/digestifs-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c316e0c46e-JUNE_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c316e0c46e-38937345&mc_cid=c316e0c46e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How To Test if Your Tequila Has Artificial Substances in Five Seconds

Unfortunately, it’s a practice that is all too common in the industry, with sweeteners, flavorings, and colorants regularly added to “improve” the agave distillate’s profile and cut corners during production.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-test-if-your-tequila-for-additives-infographic-2/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c316e0c46e-JUNE_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c316e0c46e-38937345&mc_cid=c316e0c46e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Difference Between Nikka and Suntory Whiskies, Explained

With just a century of production under its belt, Japanese whisky is still a relatively new category

https://vinepair.com/articles/nikka-vs-suntory-whisky-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c316e0c46e-JUNE_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c316e0c46e-38937345&mc_cid=c316e0c46e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

What Does ‘Creamy’ Mean in Wine?

The term “creamy” crops up in a lot of wine tastings.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/01/creamy-wine-buttery-chardonnay/

 

What is Snake Wine and everything you should know about it

Imagine drinking a wine that has been poured straight from a bottle that has a snake in it. That is exactly what snake wine is.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/what-is-snake-wine-and-everything-you-should-know-about-it/photostory/83114903.cms

 

How vineyard soils affect the taste of your wine

Wine lovers rhapsodise about terroir, a romantic if imprecise term that explains a wine’s “sense of place”

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/how-vineyard-soils-affect-the-taste-of-your-wine-26716090-1157-4962-8aa8-874963b116b6

 

 

If you’re counting calories, don’t count on a wine label

Many people think of the list of ingredients and nutrition labeling interchangeably.  FDA requires both for food products sold in the U.S.  But in fact, they’re different.  Both are voluntary for wine producers.

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2021/05/29/if-youre-counting-calories-dont-count-on-a-wine-label/

 

 

Jim Beam unveils orange-flavoured Bourbon

Jim Beam Orange combines orange liqueur and Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/06/jim-beam-unveils-orange-flavoured-bourbon-liqueur/

 

Tequiza Sunset: A History of Anheuser-Busch’s Agave-Infused Corona Killer That Wasn’t

Introduced in 1997 to ride the first wave of American tequila curiosity and protect St. Louis’s flank from growing threats from imports and spirits,

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequiza-agave-infused-ber/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9545c413ad-JUNE_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9545c413ad-38937345&mc_cid=9545c413ad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 10 Best Tequilas for Margaritas

To help you make this all-important decision, here are the 10 best tequilas for Margaritas.

We Stock Most!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/10-best-tequilas-margaritas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9545c413ad-JUNE_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9545c413ad-38937345&mc_cid=9545c413ad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 Things You Should Know About Teremana Tequila

Teremana is crushing its competition, in part because of how it resonates with consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/teremana-tequila-blanco-reposado-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9545c413ad-JUNE_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9545c413ad-38937345&mc_cid=9545c413ad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Guide to Online Wine Courses

You essentially have two main types of courses to choose from: free and paid online wine courses. Each option comes with some pros and cons to consider

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/guide-to-online-wine-courses/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=wine-course-wset&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

Beer and poop — a foul cocktail that could clean up the farming industry, study finds

A beer and poop cocktail sounds gross, but to farmers it can be a godsend.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article251820518.html

 

How to Understand a French Wine Label

French wines carry a lot of information on their labels.

https://www.athosdumidi.com/understand-a-french-wine-label/1836

 

What to Know About Qvevri Right Now

The vessel in which Georgians make wine is intrinsically linked to the country’s identity—like Italians and pasta, except in this case, the qvevri was actually invented in Georgia

https://www.liquor.com/qvevri-wine-5186260

 

The Ancient Origins of Beer Geeks and Wine Snobs

If you’re into wine or beer, you’ve likely come across a few “wine snobs” or “beer geeks.”

https://www.winemag.com/2021/06/03/ancient-rome-history-ancient-greek-history-wine/

 

The 20 Best Vodka Brands of 2021

Here are the 20 best vodkas to drink right now.

Many in stock!

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-vodka-brands/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfea31216d-JUNE_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfea31216d-38937345&mc_cid=bfea31216d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Difference Between Bacardí and Havana Club, Explained

The stories behind BacardíHavana Club, and their ongoing trademark battle is more complicated than you might think.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bacardi-vs-havana-club-rum-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfea31216d-JUNE_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfea31216d-38937345&mc_cid=bfea31216d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 9 Best Mezcals for Cocktails

Of all the clear spirits, unaged mezcal makes the strongest case for enjoying neat.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/9-best-mezcals-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfea31216d-JUNE_4_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfea31216d-38937345&mc_cid=bfea31216d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 06-07-21

June 7, 2021

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-07-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Finding High-Quality Italian Wine – The Key Signs to Look Out For

All the Shortcuts Tequila Brands Take, and How to Spot Them

5 Great Cocktails to Make with Wine

Just One Tenth of Plastic Can Carriers Get Re-Used Or Recycled in Massachusetts

A number of factors have combined to create a perfect storm in which carriers end up in the hands of consumers who pitch them into their curbside recycling bins because manufacturers market them as “100% recyclable.

https://massbrewbros.com/just-one-tenth-of-plastic-can-carriers-get-re-used-or-recycled-in-massachusetts-a-team-of-eco-minded-breweries-and-environmental-groups-plan-to-change-that/

 

The Handy Guide to Wine and Steak Pairing

Pairing Wine and Steak is one of the essential match-ups in your wine journey.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/the-handy-guide-to-wine-and-steak-pairing/

 

In Barolo, 11 Distinct Villages Create the King of Wines

Traditionally, Barolo has been made by blending Nebbiolo from different vineyards and from more than one of the 11 villages.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/11/19/barolo-villages-wine-2020/

 

 

New Two Chicks

  • Las Vegas-based Two Chicks Cocktails is extending with two new expressions, Cranberry Tartini and Sparkling Lemon Strawberry Kiss. Retailing at $16 a four-pack of 12-ounce cans, the new entries join Citrus Margarita, Vodka Fizz, Apple Gimlet, Paloma, and others in the Two Chicks range, which is at 5% abv and has less than 100 calories a can. Two Chicks is present at retailers including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS (Midwest), Meijer, Cost Plus World Market, BevMo, and Total Wine & More among others. Two Chicks reached 105,000 9-liter cases last year, according to Impact Databank, up from 17,000 cases a year earlier.

 

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.

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

 

Beginners wine guide: A-Z of all the grape varieties

Make new discoveries, explore what all the fuss is about.

Young couple drinking wine together at a garden party

https://extra.ie/2021/05/23/must-see/beginners-wine-guide-a-z-of-all-the-grape-varieties

 

What’s Causing Your Wine Headache? It Might Not Be Sulfites

Instead of sulfites, Parker-Thomson writes, the culprit is more likely to be a group of compounds called biogenic amines (BA).

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/24/sulfites-headache-wine-science/

 

New Bread And Butter

Impact “Hot Brand” Bread & Butter, part of the WX Brands portfolio, is launching its first sparkling wine. Bread & Butter Prosecco DOC is debuting nationally, retailing at $16 a 750-ml. The new extra dry bubbly joins a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé in the Bread & Butter range, which grew 88% to 880,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

How Good Are ‘Better for You’ Wines?

The emerging category of wines is marketed as a healthier option; we subjected them to blind tasting

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-good-are-better-for-you-wines

 

The Evolution of Physiology of the Glass Wine Bottle

Let’s review three aspects of the physiology of the wine bottle.

https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-evolution-of-physiology-of-the-glass-wine-bottle/

 

How to cope with the heat by drinking wine

Which wines are best for the summer season and how can we enjoy them anywhere?

http://guiapenin.wine/noticias/posts/2021/mayo/how-to-cope-with-the-heat-by-drinking-wine/

 

The Difference Between Johnnie Walker and Dewar’s, Explained

Whether you’re a longtime Scotch drinker or just dipping your toes into the category, keep reading to learn how these two classics stack up.

https://vinepair.com/articles/johnnie-walker-vs-dewars-scotch-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b809b7a8ce-MAY_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b809b7a8ce-38937345&mc_cid=b809b7a8ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 Great Cocktails to Make with Wine

There are in fact quite a few classic and modern cocktails that incorporate numerous styles of wine as major components in their flavor profiles

https://www.pastemagazine.com/drink/cocktails/wine-cocktails-recipe-made-with-wine-champagne-red-wine/

 

MAKE SURE YOUR WINE IS NATURAL

Get ready to be mind blown, disgusted, pissed, and converted by the end of this post. I’m talking all about natural v. conventional wine and it’s about to get REAL.

https://thisorganicgirl.com/make-sure-your-wine-is-natural-dry-farms-wine-review/

 

The Difference Between Laphroaig and Lagavulin, Explained

Though separated by a mere mile on the island’s south coast, Laphroaig and Lagavulin retain their own individual characteristics.

https://vinepair.com/articles/laphroaig-vs-lagavulin-scotch-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4380947160-MAY_27_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4380947160-38937345&mc_cid=4380947160&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Benovia Cab

Russian River Valley-based Benovia Winery, known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is introducing its first Cabernet Sauvignon offerings. They include a Cooley Vineyard Cabernet from northern Sonoma County ($100), and an Oakville Cabernet ($125) from the Napa Valley. Both are small-production wines, like Benovia’s single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bottlings, which are allocated directly to consumers and distributed to select restaurants around the country.

 

How to tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine

t can take a fair bit of practice to tell a cheap wine from a more expensive one but once you get the hang of it, you’ll understand why it’s definitely worth paying a little bit more for what’s in your glass.

https://www.talentedladiesclub.com/articles/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-cheap-and-expensive-wine/

The Effect of Ambient Light Brightness on Intensity of Flavor Perception

It is well documented that there are many different kinds of stimuli that can affect one’s dining experience in a restaurant or shopping experience in a wine shop (or any other retail shop for that matter).

http://www.academicwino.com/2021/05/ambient-light-brightness-flavor-intensity.html/

All the Shortcuts Tequila Brands Take, and How to Spot Them

Those “alterations” are often made by inserting additives — like artificial flavorings or chemicals — that are almost never listed on the label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/all-the-shortcuts-tequila-brands-take-and-how-to-spot-them/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=79fb4bc283-MAY_28_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-79fb4bc283-38937345&mc_cid=79fb4bc283&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

5 WINE REGIONS TO DISCOVER THAT AREN’T IN EUROPE

Here are five wine regions to discover that aren’t in Europe.

https://www.goworldtravel.com/wine-regions-not-in-europe/

The tech startup that taught a computer to taste wine

A California startup that taught a computer to “taste” wine is using the technology to help winemakers improve their products and attract new customers.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/business/tastry-wine-ai-spc-intl/index.html

Finding High-Quality Italian Wine – The Key Signs to Look Out For

How can you figure out which Italian wines are of a quality high enough for you to justify a purchase during a period where money is a little tighter than it used to be?

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/finding-high-quality-italian-wine-the-key-signs-to-look-out-for/

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-31-21

May 31, 2021

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Second-Cheapest Wine May Not Be a Bad Choice After All, Study Says

The 10 Best Celebrity Tequilas, Tasted and Ranked

New data reveals the best cities for beer in the United States

The Italian Volcanic Red Wine Called ‘The Barolo of the South’

The late-ripening Aglianico grape is undoubtedly one of Italy’s great red varieties alongside Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/14/volcanic-wine-italy-aglianico-guide/

New data reveals the best cities for beer in the United States

The best cities for beer in the United States have been revealed thanks to new research that determined its findings based on a number of relevant brewery-based metrics.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/05/new-data-reveals-the-best-cities-for-beer-in-the-united-states/

How to Taste Whiskey

Ever wanted to learn more about whiskey? Here are eight pointers for tasting like a pro.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/05/18/how-to-taste-whiskey/

Why High Noon’s Tropical Seltzers Should Be in Your Beach Bag

High Noon Hard Seltzer, a crisp, refreshing, vodka-based, flavor-forward hard seltzer that’s already stolen hearts and lots of cooler space.

https://vinepair.com/articles/high-noon-summer-to-go-seltzer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8254cf0ce8-MAY_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8254cf0ce8-38937345&mc_cid=8254cf0ce8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Difference Between Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, Explained

Two prized Champagne houses, Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, have enjoyed immense success across the world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/moet-chandon-vs-veuve-clicquot-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8254cf0ce8-MAY_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8254cf0ce8-38937345&mc_cid=8254cf0ce8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why the moves of Sebastiani, Clos du Bois brands aren’t uncommon in wine business

The recent closures of the Sebastiani Vineyards and Clos du Bois wineries and relocation of the brands to other production facilities came as a shock for those who have associated the names with their locations over decades — or a century, in Sebastiani’s case.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/industrynews/why-the-moves-of-sebastiani-clos-du-bois-brands-is-not-uncommon-in-wine-bu/

Liars Lied and Killed the Postal Service Wine Shipping Bill?

So, the Amendment to allow USPS shipping of alcohol was pulled by its sponsor, Representative Jackie Speier of California.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/05/liars-lied-and-killed-the-postal-service-wine-shipping-bill/

What’s your tolerance?

Label alcohol tolerance by market

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/articles/label-alcohol-tolerance-by-market

BIODYNAMIC FARMING IN WINE

Biodynamics is the first known ecological farming system to develop a “grassroots alternative” to chemical (now called “conventional”) agriculture.

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/biodynamic-farming-in-wine/

 

What Is Tequila Called When It’s Made Outside Mexico?

Tequila can only be called tequila if it is made from 100 percent Blue Weber agave and produced in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, as well as some municipalities in Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-made-outside-of-mexico/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8c035e5dd0-MAY_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8c035e5dd0-38937345&mc_cid=8c035e5dd0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Five Facts About the Wine Industry’s and Success In the Wine Industry

The five facts that follow are among the most important clear-eyed views of the wine industry that should be kept in mind by anyone concerned with the health of the wine industry, the future of the wine industry and their own success within the wine industry.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/05/five-facts-about-the-wine-industrys-and-success-in-the-wine-industry/

What’s the Matter with Drizly? It’s Telling Consumers Wines are Organically Grown When They’re NOT

The article then proceeds to list Drizly’s data on its top 5 natural, organic and biodynamic brands.

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2021/05/whats-matter-with-drizly-its-telling.html

Is Being ‘Wine Drunk’ Really a Thing?

Your wine-drinking friends may slur on about it on Wine Wednesdays, but there’s no evidence that being “wine drunk” is any different than being any other kind of drunk.

https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol/wine-drunk

The Difference Between Casamigos and Teremana, Explained

Love it or hate it, celebrity-backed tequila is here to stay.

https://vinepair.com/articles/casamigos-vs-teremana-tequila-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9da6144e4d-MAY_20_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9da6144e4d-38937345&mc_cid=9da6144e4d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Wineries Should Consider Making More Sweet Wine, According To New E&J Gallo Study

Do you remember the first wine you tasted? Was it dry, semi-sweet, or sweet?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizthach/2021/05/20/why-wineries-should-consider-making-more-sweet-wine-according-to-new-ej-gallo-study/?sh=249f6b1a7983

The 10 Best Celebrity Tequilas, Tasted and Ranked

VinePair put them to the test to find out. Here are 10 of the best celebrity tequilas, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/10-best-celebrity-tequilas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=570a620953-MAY_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-570a620953-38937345&mc_cid=570a620953&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Story of the OG Celebrity Tequila, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo

You can mock all you want, but Sammy Hagar was ahead of his time in many ways.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sammy-hagar-cabo-wabo-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=570a620953-MAY_21_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-570a620953-38937345&mc_cid=570a620953&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Chinese wine explained

It’s time to get better acquainted with the history and the current landscape of Chinese winemaking,

https://cluboenologique.com/story/chinese-wine-explained/

 

I Took These Wine Drops To 4 Wineries And Was Totally Hangover-Free

The description explains that the drops work in just 20 seconds and help to remove some of the sulfites and tannins from your wine.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a36489937/amazon-drop-it-wine-drops-review/

 

You Should Absolutely Age Your Own Wine. Here’s How to Do It

Whether you want to commemorate a big day or just have a hankering for a different taste, vintage wines are delicious to explore

https://www.eater.com/22442472/guide-to-aging-wine-best-bottles-to-age

 

Second-Cheapest Wine May Not Be a Bad Choice After All, Study Says

The problem is that restaurants know this, and it’s long been believed that markups on these bottles are typically the highest.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/second-cheapest-wine-list/

 

What you need to know about the Wines of the Orvieto DOC

I’ll focus on Orvieto and the Umbria region along with the grapes that make up Orvieto and the regulations that producers must follow to be part of the Orvieto DOC.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2021/05/Wines-of-the-Orvieto-DOC.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=3ae0fd32b1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-3ae0fd32b1-294676161

 

3 Tips to Achieve the Perfect Serving Temperature

Here are some guidelines on serving temperatures for different wines, as well as quick fixes for chilling down or warming up a bottle.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-to-serve-wine-temperature

 

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Liquor Industry News 05-24-21

May 24, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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05-24-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Worst Beer to Drink This Summer

Pink Prosecco shortage predicted this year

How Much Liquor Should I Buy For My Party

Americans Drink 872 Million Gallons of Wine Each Year

While there are a number of regions around the world that are known for producing delicious wines, Americans appear to be drinking the majority of it.

https://www.marthastewart.com/8105487/country-drinks-most-wine-new-study

A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico

Few Italian wines trigger nostalgia in American consumers like Chianti.

https://www.winemag.com/2019/01/29/beginners-guide-chianti-chianti-classico/

Confused by Conflicting Health Articles? Let’s Fix That!

It’s easy to get confused and sometimes paralyzed by many of today’s wine and health consumer articles

https://www.thenaturalwineschool.com/members/posts/61876-confused-by-conflicting-health-articles-let-s-fix-that

Marlborough predicts Sauvignon Blanc shortage

The Sauvignon Blanc yields in Marlborough alone are 30% down

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/05/marlborough-predicts-sauvignon-blanc-shortage/

From Floral to Flinty, The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Southern Italy

Discover southern Italy’s best whites made with indigenous grapes.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/10/white-wine-southern-italy-guide/

15 Italian Grapes Every Rosé Fan Should Know

Pink wine production is nothing new in Italy—in some cases it dates to the Middle Ages.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/23/best-italian-rose-grape-guide/

 

US hard seltzer sales will ‘far surpass’ 281m cases in 2021

In 2019, IWSR predicted hard seltzer sales in the US would more than triple to 281m nine-litre cases by 2023.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/05/us-hard-seltzer-sales-will-far-surpass-281m-cases-in-2021/

How Don Julio 1942 Became Tequila’s First Unicorn Bottle

Retailers across the nation say they cannot keep 1942 on their shelves, even with the bottle’s hefty $150-plus price tag.

https://vinepair.com/articles/don-julio-1942-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=177a23b724-MAY_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-177a23b724-38937345&mc_cid=177a23b724&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

A guide to all your Polar Park beer needs

They just placed the largest beer order in Atlas Distributing Inc.’s history

https://www.worcestermag.com/story/lifestyle/2021/05/10/next-draft-guide-all-your-polar-park-beer-needs/5006737001/

What’s in a NOM? The Tequila Bottle Code You Should Care About

NOMs are the four-digit numbers located on the back of every bottle of tequila.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-nom-number-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2b22299ade-MAY_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2b22299ade-38937345&mc_cid=2b22299ade&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Vodka Made in Chernobyl Seized by Ukrainian Authorities

The first batch of 1,500 bottles of Atomik vodka, the only consumer good to come out of Chernobyl in 35 years, was seized by Ukrainian authorities

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/chernobyl-vodka-seized-authorities/

Could a glass of wine a day, keep the eye doctor away?

Doctors are revealing there could be a possible perk to having a glass of wine a day and it could help your vision.

https://www.koat.com/article/the-impact-of-wine-on-your-eyes/36389241#

New Taylor RTD

Taylor Fladgate has entered the RTD market with Chip Dry & Tonic, a white Port-based drink packaged in 250-ml. cans. The 5.5% abv cocktail will launch this summer in the U.S., the U.K., and Portugal in 4-packs that will retail for around $18. The cocktail, according to the company, features not only Fladgate’s white Port, but tonic water that’s specifically made for the Port house. In the U.S., the Taylor Fladgate portfolio is handled by Kobrand.

Lambrusco – The Sparkling Red Wine of Italy

Lambrusco is both a brightly colored grape variety and a sparkling red wine produced in Italy.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/4/23/lambrusco-a-sparkling-wine-of-italy

 

How A Rooster Wound Up On Every Bottle Of Chianti

A symbol of the Chianti region and a designated marker of specific “Chianti Classico” regulations.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-a-starving-rooster-made-chianti-classico-famous/

 

What Does ‘Fynbos’ Mean in Wine?

Fynbos is composed of around 8,500 species from several key families

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/11/fynbos-definition-wine-south-africa/

 

How Scientists and Archeologists Trace Beer and Wine through Antiquity

A mix of chemistry and archaeology to study the eating and drinking habits of people who lived thousands of years ago.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/11/beer-wine-history-archeology/

 

New Svedka

Svedka vodka is introducing a new Cherry Limeade flavor. A blend of cherry and limeade flavors with a hint of citrus, the new entry is launching nationwide, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. and $16 a 1-liter. It joins Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Pineapple, and others in the Svedka flavor portfolio. Part of the Constellation stable, Svedka was up 4% to 4.7 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

 

 

The Difference Between Jameson, Bushmills, and Tullamore D.E.W., Explained

Whether sipped neat, with a splash of water, or in coffee, Americans can’t get enough Irish whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/jameson-vs-bushmills-vs-tullamore-dew-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9648a4c7ce-MAY_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9648a4c7ce-38937345&mc_cid=9648a4c7ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 10 Best Tequilas Under $100

Here are the 10 best tequilas under $100, tasted and ranked.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/10-best-tequilas-under-100/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9648a4c7ce-MAY_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9648a4c7ce-38937345&mc_cid=9648a4c7ce&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Licor 43

Spanish liqueur brand Licor 43 is releasing its first line extension in the U.S. The new spinoff is Licor 43 Horchata, a blend of Licor 43 Original and traditional horchata, made with tiger nut, sugar, cinnamon, and citrus. It’s at 16% abv and will be available nationwide for a suggested $28 a 750-ml. Licor 43 is owned by Zamora Company and is represented stateside by Zamora Company USA. The brand was up 25.4% in the U.S. last year, according to the company, and it expects similar growth this year to approach the 100,000-case mark.

 

New data reveals world’s most popular cocktail

Based on data from 115 countries, the Margarita claimed the crown as the most popular cocktail internationally.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/05/new-data-reveals-worlds-most-popular-cocktail/

How long does it take for wine to spoil?

Once open, wine typically lasts for a few days. If it goes bad, it may alter in taste, smell, and consistency. In rare cases, spoiled wine can make a person sick.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-long-does-wine-last

You Should Freeze Leftover Wine

But if you’re stuck with wine leftovers now and then and don’t want to waste, what can you do? Simple: Freeze your wine.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/you-should-freeze-leftover-wine

Trump Wine Refuses to Be Canceled

You might wonder why the Trump Winery even exists, given that the former president famously doesn’t drink.

https://slate.com/business/2021/05/trump-wine-winery-charlottesville-sales-eric-trump.html

 

How Much Liquor Should I Buy For My Party.

Tips for calculating how much alcohol to buy for parties.

https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/how-much-liquor-should-i-buy-my-party

New Sutter Home

Sutter Home Family Vineyards, part of the Trinchero portfolio, is debuting a new range of Fruit Infusions. A line of sweet wines infused with real fruit juice and natural fruit flavors, the newcomers are initially launching with three expressions: Sweet Peach, Wild Berry, and Tropical Pineapple. Rolling out nationwide, Sutter Home Fruit Infusions are at 7.5% abv and retail at $8 a 750-ml. or 4-pack of 187-ml., and $13 a 1.5-liter. Sutter Home is the fourth-largest wine brand by volume in the U.S. market, up 0.2% to 10.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Manure Without Animals? Vegan Winemaking Levels Up

While there’s no regulatory body for vegan wines, most independent certifiers deem a wine vegan if it doesn’t contain any animal products

Querciabella vegan vineyards in Alberese, Maremma.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/12/vegan-wine-biodynamic-querciabella/

Why Packaging Is Wine’s New Sustainability Frontier

A wine’s carbon footprint, as it turns out, has much less to do with vineyard practices—although those are indeed important for the quality of the wine and the health of its workers and surrounding community—than it does with how it’s packaged.

https://www.liquor.com/sustainable-wine-packaging-5184413

Understanding Impact of COVID-19 on Organic Wine Market

Over the past decade, organic and natural food products have gained considerable popularity across the world,

https://www.mccourier.com/understanding-impact-of-covid-19-on-organic-wine-market/

How the bubonic plague changed drinking habits

Alcohol deaths in England and Wales in 2020 were the highest for 20 years.

https://theconversation.com/how-the-bubonic-plague-changed-drinking-habits-160840

Pink Prosecco shortage predicted this year

Prosecco relied on young vineyards planted across the nine production zones of Prosecco, many of which were not offering substantial yields.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/05/pink-prosecco-shortage-on-the-cards-this-year/

Boston Beer To Develop Cannabis Drinks, Eyeing Future U.S. Opportunity

The Boston Beer Company announced this morning that it’s establishing a new research and innovation hub in Canada that will focus on non-alcoholic cannabis beverages. The company has hired industry veteran Paul Weaver to lead the Canadian subsidiary business, where he will focus on developing and piloting cannabis drinks in advance of federal legalization in the U.S.

The development comes nearly two years after CEO David Burwick told CNBC the company was looking at cannabis drinks. “We’re not going to be the first one in, but we’re going to study and learn once the hard seltzer category develops,” he said at the time.

“Innovation is core to what we do, beginning with craft beer, then hard cider, hard iced tea, and now Truly Hard Seltzer,” Burwick said of today’s news. “We believe non-alcoholic cannabis beverages could represent a new frontier of innovation and want to be ready for future opportunities in the U.S.”

Your guide to Midwest wine country

Enjoy time in the country at some of the many wineries near St. Louis.

https://www.saucemagazine.com/a/59298/your-guide-to-midwest-wine-country

What Is Lillet and Why Do Bartenders Love It So Much?

For the uninitiated, Lillet (pronounced lee-LAY) is a French aromatized aperitif wine made with a blend of Bordeaux grapes and fortified with a blend of citrus liqueurs.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/05/13/best-lillet-cocktails/

Pantone uses its color chart to promote Bordeaux rosés

Well-known for its numerical color system, the American company Pantone, based in Carlstadt, New Jersey, has just signed a co-operation agreement with the Bordeaux wine company Famille Bouey,

https://www.vitisphere.com/news-94000-Pantone-uses-its-colour-chart-to-promote-Bordeaux-roses.htm

The Worst Beer to Drink This Summer, According to an Expert

We were curious about which beers might be worth avoiding this summer and which ones were safe, so we asked an expert to help us out.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/cm/worst-beer-drink-summer-according-131718551.html

 

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