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Liquor Industry News 03-29-21

March 29, 2021

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-29-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

A cheese-lover’s guide to beer & cheese pairings

Some advice when it comes to pairing these complex and pungent flavors.

https://feastandfield.net/read/dairy-and-eggs/a-cheese-lover-s-guide-to-beer-cheese-pairings/article_d58daa86-8355-11eb-b042-07f09f6ff6a1.html

 

Free Bushmills

Proximo Spirits’ Bushmills has teamed up with NBA team the Boston Celtics for a new partnership that will last through the 2023 season and see the brand creating a series of activations and contests tailored to the team alongside custom TV spots. To celebrate the beginning of the partnership, Bushmills is offering to buy Massachusetts-based Celtics fans a whiskey. Through July 31, 2021, fans can purchase a Bushmills from a local bar or restaurant, upload their receipt to Bushmills’ website, and receive up to $6 back via Venmo, PayPal, or Amazon.

 

PBR Releases 4 Fruity Hard Tea Seltzers Just in Time for Spring

Hard Tea Seltzers that come in four flavors: Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Black Tea, Pineapple Passionfruit Black Tea, and Lemon Black Tea.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/pbr-releases-hard-tea-seltzers/

How To Fake Your Way Through A Wine Tasting So No One Knows You’re Just There For The Alcohol

It’s surprisingly simple to appear more knowledgeable than you actually are.

https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/how-to-fake-your-way-through-a-wine-tasting-so-no-one-knows-youre-just-there-for-the-alcohol/

Exploring Vernaccia di San Gimignano

It’s a bit of an oddity in the world of white wines. Whites are usually valued for their acidity and range of aromas, but Vernaccia di San Gimignano has relatively low acidity and is low in aromas.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/experts-choice-vernaccia-di-san-gimignano-386521/?utm_source=Linkedin&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Premium

The Cerasuolos

Two Italian wines use the term cerasuolo in their titles:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2021/03/11/confusion-corner-the-cerasuolos/amp/

Have Italian Wine Laws Become A Counter-Productive Farce?

After years of seeing more and more Italian wines being granted official recognition as among the finest wines being produced, the claims have started to pale to the point where one wonders what there is to believe anymore.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2021/03/15/have-italian-wine-laws-become-a-counter-productive-farce/?sh=3ce386b3319a

What is the Sweet Spot for Low Alcohol Wines?

The good news is that the US wine industry is finally listening to consumer requests for lower alcohol/lower calorie wines. The bad news is there is not agreement on what this category really means in terms of alcohol level.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242841

 

19 Crimes Drops New Rosé with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and 19 Crimes launch their newest wine: Snoop Cali Rosé.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/03/15/19-crimes-drops-new-rose-with-snoop-dogg

 

Georgian Wine Export to the US Increased by 30% in 2020

Recently the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) published statistics on wine imports from Georgia for the 1997-2020 period.

https://georgianjournal.ge/georgian-cuisine/36927-georgian-wine-export-to-the-us-increased-by-30-in-2020.html

 

Wine in an Alcohol-free Future

Are alcohol-free drinks just a fad? Not according to some industry professionals.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-in-an-alcohol-free-future

 

How do people choose which wine to buy? An informal survey

This is a question that comes up for wine lovers all the time.

https://blog.wblakegray.com/2021/03/how-do-people-choose-which-wine-to-buy.html

 

What Does ‘Dry Red Wine’ Mean?

It’s definitely a tricky term

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/16/dry-red-wine-mean/

 

Cîroc launches Summer Citrus spirit drink

Cîroc Summer Citrus is described as a ‘full-bodied’ spirit made with vodka distilled from French grapes and infused with ‘natural’ orange and citrus flavors.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/03/ciroc-launches-summer-citrus-spirit-drink/

 

Is Guinness really ‘good for you’?

We researched the beer’s history and talked to brewing experts and break out the good, the not-so-great and the ingenuity of Guinness.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/health/guinness-beer-good-for-you-wellness/index.html

 

Duckhorn IPO: 5 things to know about Napa Valley wine’s first debut in decades

The St. Helena, Calif. company started out 45 years ago making Merlot wines in Napa Valley

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-things-to-know-about-napa-valleys-duckhorn-wine-ipo-11615946138

 

Wine’s alcohol by volume is important to know, but it can also be misleading

Here is information that can be relevant and informative. But there is no assurance the number is accurate. In fact, it is a good bet it is not.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/03/16/wine-alcohol-volume-misleading-number/4721143001/

 

Wines Least Likely to Give You a Hangover

Few ailments that can ruin your night faster than a wine headache.

https://winefolly.com/tips/the-best-wines-to-avoid-a-wine-hangover/?utm_campaign=wine-hangovers-health&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

6 of the Best Bourbon Cocktails for Spring

Tired of that Toddy? Read on for the ultimate list of the best bourbon drinks to sip as you watch the flowers bloom.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-spring-bourbon-cocktail-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

FUNKY IS THE NEW SOUL

Because “funky” is often associated with wines that show bacteriological activity like brett or volatile acidity, people striving to promote “clean” wines

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/03/17/funky-is-the-new-soul/

 

 

Truly Lemonade Boozy Freeze Pops Are Coming and Summer Will Never Be the Same

Hard seltzer fans will soon be able to enjoy Truly Lemonade freeze pops, which will come in three flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, and Original Lemonade.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-lemonade-freeze-pops-summer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2e9d794431-MAR_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2e9d794431-38937345&mc_cid=2e9d794431&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New White Claw

White Claw has unveiled a new hard seltzer iced tea. Made with brewed tea, the newcomer is gluten-free, has 100 calories and is at 5% abv, in line with the rest of the White Claw portfolio. It’s rolling out nationally in a variety 12-pack featuring four flavors: lemon, raspberry, mango, and peach. Mark Anthony’s White Claw leads all seltzer brands by a wide margin, as it registered dollar sales of $1.85 billion (+142%) in IRI channels in the first 11 months of 2020.

 

Gallo Wants To Build Bottling Plant In South Carolina

E& J. Gallo plans to build a new bottling plant in South Carolina, a facility that would serve as Gallo’s main hub east of the Mississippi, according to various reports.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=242930

 

The Worst Reason To Drink Wine, Says Science

If you’re drinking wine for all of the health benefits it could have, you may want to put a cork in it, according to science.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-worst-reason-to-drink-wine/

 

 

KENDALL-JACKSON LAUNCHES LOW CAL CHARDONNAY

iI’s a ‘lower calorie’ Chardonnay that boasts “only 85 calories, no sugar and 3 grams of carbs per serving”, according to the producer, Jackson Family Wines.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/kendall-jackson-launches-low-cal-chardonnay/

 

Why we need greater transparency on wine labeling

Where do you stand on providing more ingredient information on wine labeling?

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/ines-salpico-wine-labelling-transparency/

 

How Etsy Became the One-Stop Shop for ‘Mama Needs Wine’ Merch

“Mama Needs Wine” returns 18,400,000 Google Search results, and the first return, ahead of Amazon, Target, and even Facebook, is for Etsy.

https://vinepair.com/articles/etsy-mama-needs-wine-merch/

Wine Bloggers: An Endangered Species

Many of the links I visited were simply broken—the sites at which so many bloggers poured out their passion for wine—missing or deleted.

https://www.vinography.com/2021/03/wine-bloggers-an-endangered-species

 

 

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

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Liquor Industry News 03-22-21

March 22, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

03-22-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER

8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Wine Tariff Truce the First Step

Retailers and producers breathe a sigh of relief after a temporary halt to a transatlantic wine war.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wine-tariff-truce-the-first-step

Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff — and why they’re almost all good

The suspension of these ill-advised tariffs is going to be a very, very welcome relief for us and our industry,

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/six-things-to-know-about-the-suspension-of-the-european-wine-tariff-and-why-theyre-almost-all-good/

 

 

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?

For most people, a glass of wine before bed sounds like a luxurious nighttime ritual—it’s delicious and it gets you in the mindset for relaxation

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-does-alcohol-affect-your-sleep

 

TTB Addresses Calorie Labeling

If you’re in the wine business, we hope you’ll bookmark the wine labeling home page so you can access it whenever you have questions about wine labels and Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2021/ttb-newsletter03052021.html

 

Alcohol on labels – how accurate?

Consumers take comfort in the fact that alcohol levels have to be stated on wine labels, but how accurate are they?

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/alcohol-labels-how-accurate

 

The use of varietal as a term, its history and passing practicality

Naming wines after the grape species used in their making,” as opposed to the use of “generic titles

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/The-use-of-varietal-as-a-term–its-history-and-passing-practicality

 

LIPIDS FROM FOODS CAN HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON THE TASTE OF WINE.

FRENCH CHEMISTS DISCOVER THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PERFECT RED WINE PAIRING

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/fatty-foods-can-make-bad-wine-taste-great

8 of the Best Tequila Cocktails for Winter

Tequila is often boxed in as a summer spirit, to be used in ice- cold Palomas and frozen Margaritas

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-tequila-cocktails-winter/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Logo Evolution of Guinness Over Time

In the 260-plus years since its inception, Guinness has certainly evolved as a brand. Its logo,

https://vinepair.com/articles/guinness-logo-evolution/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe8025a55-MAR_10_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe8025a55-38937345&mc_cid=bfe8025a55&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Let’s Talk Mythology: Who Are The Gods of Wine?

The gods of myth may be known for drink ambrosia, but I assure you a well-known Greek god by the name of Dionysus was very familiar with the ambrosia of the 21st century – wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/who-are-the-gods-of-wine

 

WORKING AS A WINE EDUCATOR

The term “Wine Educator” is a broad-based title and a bit difficult to define

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/wine-industry-career-series-working-as-a-wine-educator/

 

SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER

From industry insights with expert guests and guided tastings to tips on home brewing and beyond, there’s something for everyone.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/six-of-the-best-podcasts-about-beer/

Ste. Michelle Launches Wine-Based Spritzers, Lower-Calorie Wines

Woodinville, Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has debuted two new labels. Launching with Grapefruit and Passion Fruit flavors, the new Fruit & Flower Spritzers are wine-based spritzers that come packaged in 250-ml. cans and are retail priced at $11 a 2-pack. The spritzers accompany the wider Fruit & Flower brand, which was introduced earlier this year and features a variety of still and sparkling wines.

Elsewhere, Ste. Michelle’s new Evenly label is targeting the health-conscious consumer with a line of four wines—Chardonnay, red blend, Papaya & Honeysuckle white, and Dragon Fruit & Orange Blossom rosé—that all clock in at 100 calories or less, contain zero sugar, and are available in 750-ml. ($15) or 375-ml. ($8) bottlings.

Wineries Turn Their Backs on VinItaly

While the majority of the producers at the fair are Italian, vintners from other countries, including the United States, France and Chile are also present

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/03/wineries-turn-their-backs-on-vinitaly

Italy’s grape with the mysterious name

A wine called Lagrein (pronounced la-green, la-gran or even la-grain. There is no universally accepted pronunciation of Lagrein.)

https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/glade_sun/italy-s-grape-with-the-mysterious-name/article_2c5d25ce-81be-11eb-b627-6f46713d9814.html

What You Need to Know About Chianti Classico DOCG

You may be wondering what the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is. Truthfully, it’s pretty monumental.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chianti-classico-docg-wine-guide/

Cheap wine tastes better if we’re told it’s expensive, study finds

According to a team of experts at Basel University in Switzerland, cheap wine is perceived as more pleasant when we’re told it’s expensive.

https://dailyuknews.com/science/cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-were-told-its-expensive-study-finds/

Barolo in the 21st century: transcending the modern vs. traditional binary

Until the late 1900s, for the most part, awareness of Barolo’s wines stretched scarcely more than a dozen miles from La Morra.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/modern-traditional-barolo-piedmont/

What Your Chardonnay’s Hue Says About How It Was Made

The color in your glass may hold clues about how the wine was made and how it will taste.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/chardonnay-color-meaning-oak/

American Wine History has Deep Midwestern Roots

With 20 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) across six states, here’s your guide to some of the most notable wine regions of the Midwest.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/11/midwest-wine-michigan-illinois-guide/

Can Dogs Detect Wine-Tainting Molecules?

To train dogs to detect 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), a molecule that imparts a musty odor and flavor to wine, rendering it undrinkable

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/a-good-nose-can-dogs-detect-wine-tainting-molecules/

You know your DOC from your IGT. But what about your PAT?

PAT stands for prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale or traditional [food-]agricultural product. It was created by the Italian agricultural ministry in 2000 as a means to retain the designation status of traditional food products in Italy as the EU overhaul began to take shape

https://dobianchi.com/2021/03/10/what-is-doc-pdo-dop-igt-pgi-igp-italy/

For Some States, Prohibition Didn’t End When the 21st Amendment Passed

While most states adhered to the new federal regulations, several held onto the 18th Amendment’s teetotaling remnants.

https://vinepair.com/articles/21st-ammendment-didnt-end-prohibiton-in-us/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=60a0483cb6-MAR_12_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-60a0483cb6-38937345&mc_cid=60a0483cb6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Bombay

Bombay Sapphire gin has launched a line of canned cocktails. The new ready-to-drink offerings—Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic Light—mark the Bacardi brand’s entry into the canned cocktail space. The cocktails are packaged in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans, retail priced at $13. Bombay Sapphire canned cocktails are currently rolling out nationwide.

Why Do So Few Breweries Ship Their Beer Directly to Customers?

Getting beer shipped in the United States isn’t as easy as it could be.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/beer-direct-customer-shipping-state-laws-why-not

 

 

A Village-by-Village Guide to Chianti Classico

Of Italy’s flagship wines, none create more consumer confusion, and the trouble starts with its name

https://www.winemag.com/2021/03/12/italy-chianti-classico-wine-guide/

 

The Reason Non-Alcoholic Wine Is Surging In Popularity

The major draw in the direction of alcohol-free spirits is health and wellness.

https://www.mashed.com/354664/the-reason-non-alcoholic-wine-is-surging-in-popularity/?utm_campaign=clip

 

What is rosé wine and how is it made?

Rosé wine is probably one of the least understood and overrated types of wine.

https://www.explica.co/what-is-rose-wine-and-how-is-it-made/

 

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

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 03-20-21

March 20, 2021

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Liquor Industry News 03-15-21

March 15, 2021

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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03-15-2021

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Most Extreme Wine Tastings Around the World

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

Black Velvet Cocktail – Guinness and Champagne

Black Velvet’ was first made by a bartender of Brooks’s Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort.

https://glassofbubbly.com/black-velvet-cocktail-guinness-and-champagne/

 

SEVEN REASONS TO DRINK AUSTRIAN WINE

Be it the country’s whites or reds, this nation’s vinous output is adored by sommeliers and other members of the hospitality sector.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/seven-reasons-to-drink-austrian-wine/

 

Bud Light Launches ‘Out of Office’ Hard Seltzer Cocktail Variety Pack

Four new tropical flavors as part of a new limited-edition variety pack.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bud-light-out-of-office-variety-pack/

 

5 of the Biggest Absinthe Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, here are five of the biggest myths surrounding absinthe, busted.

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-biggest-absinthe-myths/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4852095933-MAR_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4852095933-38937345&mc_cid=4852095933&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Bota Box Introduces “Bota Box Breeze,” Lower in Calories, Carbs and Alcohol

Brand crafted to be lower in calories, carbohydrates and alcohol, while offering the exceptional quality and deliciousness that consumers expect from Bota Box.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=242204

 

Fun, Unique & Amusing Facts About Wine

Here is a variety of fun, odd, and amusing facts about wine, grapes, vineyards and winemaking.

http://siponthisjuice.com/fun-odd-amusing-facts-about-wine/

In Valpolicella, Red Is Leaning Green

“Sustainability” has become a key word for winemakers in Valpolicella,

https://www.sommjournal.com/valpolicella-red-leaning-green/

What Are Aromatic Wines?

While all wines have aroma — that’s why we smell them, after all — the term “aromatic wine” is used when describing and labeling a group of white wines that are known for their dominant floral nose. These are called “aromatic whites.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-are-aromatic-wines/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder is a blended Scotch that’s a fan favorite.

https://vinepair.com/articles/monkey-shoulder-scotch-guide-27/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1b911d0658-MAR_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1b911d0658-38937345&mc_cid=1b911d0658&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

RAPPER TRAVIS SCOTT LAUNCHES AGAVE-BASED HARD SELTZER

Inspired by the rapper’s love of Tequila, the LA-made drink, housed in 12oz, 16oz and 25oz cans, comes in three flavor’s: lime, pineapple, and strawberry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/rapper-travis-scott-launches-agave-based-hard-seltzer/

Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have explored how lipids — fatty molecules abundant in cheese, meats, vegetable oils and other foods — interact with grape tannins, masking the undesirable flavors of the wine compounds.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/acs-dfi022621.php

STUDY OF 200,000 WINE SCORES SHOWS ORGANIC WINES ‘TASTE BETTER’

Wines produced from organic or biodynamically produced grapes do taste better, according to two separate studies analysing the scores of 200,000 wines given by independent critics in both California and France.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/study-of-200000-wine-scores-shows-organic-wines-taste-better/

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

The importance of bottle stoppers and aging wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_campaign=corks-closures-RG-terroir&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

CONOR MCGREGOR’S FUTURE WITH PROPER NO. 12 IRISH WHISKEY REPORTEDLY IN QUESTION

A little-noticed line in drinks conglomerate Becle’s annual financial statement raised questions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/03/conor-mcgregors-future-with-proper-no-12-irish-whiskey-reportedly-in-question/

Why wine tasting technique is important

What one tastes in a wine, depends on our knowledge base, vocabulary, perceptive tools, and personal biology.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/columnists/2021/03/03/robert-russell-wine-tasting-technique-important/6885708002/

18 Campari Cocktails for All Seasons

You’ll find something to sip no matter what season it is.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/best-campari-cocktails

How to Read a Wine Label

Admit it. You’ve probably bought a wine based on nothing more than a beautiful label.

https://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/videos/how-to-read-wine-label/

The 30 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

Here are the 30 best bourbons for every budget to buy right now.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/30-best-bourbons-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47d8eccde3-MAR_5_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47d8eccde3-38937345&mc_cid=47d8eccde3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Decoy Wines Introduces Premium Varietal Wine Seltzers

The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé wines in the premium seltzers come from prime vineyard sources throughout California.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/decoy-wines-introduces-premium-varietal-wine-seltzers/

 

Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

In recent years, a growing number of medical and public health groups have introduced public awareness campaigns warning people to drink with caution, noting that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of cancer, behind tobacco and obesity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/well/alcohol-cancer-risk.html

 

WHAT WINE – IF ANY – GOES WITH ICE CREAM?

It’s not impossible to pair wine with ice cream but it’s not easy.

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/pairings/-what-wine—if-any—goes-with-ice-cream/

 

A beginner’s guide to nonalcoholic beer

Many drinkers have sought out craft beer’s high-quality ingredients and flavors without its alcoholic effects and continue to do so.

https://www.insider.com/what-is-nonalcoholic-beer

 

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

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What is Wine Mouthfeel?

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

5 Wine Habits That Are Causing Your Hangovers

Five bad wine drinking habits you’ve likely been guilty of in the past that result in hangovers.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-wine-habits-that-are-causing-your-hangovers/

 

How to Get Red Wine Out of Clothes

What’s the first thing you should do if you spill a glass of red wine on your clothes?

https://www.rd.com/article/how-to-get-red-wine-out-of-clothes/

 

WINE LABELING OVERVIEW

TTB Guide to labels

https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/presentations/2021-02-wine-labeling-overview.pdf

 

Organic Wine vs. Regular Wine – What Is the Difference?

This trend has been going on for groceries for a long time. And more and more wine lovers also demand organic wine.

https://winelovermagazine.com/blog/organic-wine-vs-regular-wine-what-is-the-difference/

 

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

 

Can ‘Clean’ Wine Save Your Complexion?

If your skin has ever reacted to drinking wine, you’re not alone.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/clean-wine

 

6 Decanting Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Whether you’re a lifelong wine drinker or newbie, decanting is easy to learn and can enhance the experience of the wine you drink.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-worst-decanting-mistakes/

 

#DrinkTok: How One App Is Influencing What We Sip

Not only has it changed the music industry and given us countless viral food hacks, but, whether you realize it or not, it’s also influencing what’s in your glass.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinktok-influence-drinks-culture/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e482cd5997-FEB_22_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e482cd5997-38937345&mc_cid=e482cd5997&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Supermarket wine sales during the pandemic

Supermarket wine seems to be thriving during the pandemic, as we make fewer trips and buy more items – including wine – at one store instead of splitting the trip into two or three stops.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/supermarket-wine-sales-during-the-pandemic/

 

What’s new in Prosecco?

The Prosecco appellation is being revolutionised from the inside out, projecting it towards a series of major innovations

https://www.decanter.com/learn/whats-new-in-prosecco-452103/

 

Heineken to Release Dos Equis Ranch Water Hard Seltzer

Heineken set to join the growing number of producers offering a ready-to-drink (RTD) canned version of the cocktail via its Dos Equis brand.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dos-equis-canned-ranch-water-release/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b34f9b530c-FEB_23_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b34f9b530c-38937345&mc_cid=b34f9b530c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

TANQUERAY LAUNCHES 0.0% ABV VERSION TO JOIN GROWING ALCOHOL-FREE SECTOR

Tanqueray described the alcohol-free ‘spirit’ as a “mindful drink option for those not willing to compromise on taste”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/tanqueray-launches-0-0-abv-version-to-join-growing-alcohol-free-sector/

 

Boxed Wine Is the Best Cooking Wine

Cooking wine should be good enough to drink, but not so good that you feel bad dumping it into a sauce or stew.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/boxed-wine-is-the-best-cooking-wine-1846327039

 

Cheese and Wine Pairings

From the classic to the fun and funky, here are my favorite tips to make pairing wine with cheese a brie-s.

https://www.dcanterwines.com/blogs/wine-life/cheese-and-wine-pairings/

 

Surefire Ways To Spot Good Wine From Bad Wine

Not all cheap wine is low-quality wine, and not all expensive wine is excellent.

https://www.assaggioboston.com/news/2021/02/22/surefire-ways-to-spot-good-wine-from-bad-wine/

 

Does Wine Freeze?

To understand why and how wine freezes, we need to understand the different components that make up your wine.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/does-wine-freeze

 

New Tia Maria

Tia Maria, part of the Disaronno International portfolio, has unveiled a new ready-to-drink cocktail, the Iced Coffee Frappé. The 4% abv offering is available nationwide in 200-ml. 4-packs retailing at $10, with single 200-ml. cans positioned at $2.30. Meanwhile, the core Tia Maria coffee liqueur ($28 a 750-ml.) has received a new bottle design that emphasizes its cold brew method and ingredients of 100% Arabica coffee beans and Madagascar vanilla.

A New Class of ‘Performance’ Beers Is Taking a Page From Gatorade

The idea of alcohol coinciding with an athlete’s regimen might seem counterintuitive. And it certainly shouldn’t replace water.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/a-new-class-of-performance-beers-is-taking-a-page-from-gatorade

French Critics Rate Organic and Biodynamic Wines 6-12 Points Higher in Scores Compared to Conventional or Sustainable Wines

What was most surprising to me was that we found a significant difference between organic and biodynamic versus conventional, but no difference between conventional and sustainable

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241973

Why the Promised Benefits of Red Wine on Your Body and Brain Are Not Aging Well

You’ve read the articles and you’ve discussed it with your friends — there really are some great benefits of red wine, right?

https://themapsinstitute.com/why-the-promised-benefits-of-red-wine-on-your-body-and-brain-are-not-aging-well/

 

The Biggest Cognac Trends of 2021, According to Spirits Educators

Given that trends are typically defined and driven by the on-premise, one begins to wonder what this all means for Cognac in 2021 — how the unprecedented events of the last 12 months will influence the year ahead of us.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-biggest-cognac-trends-of-2021/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a1bc4a06c5-FEB_24_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a1bc4a06c5-38937345&mc_cid=a1bc4a06c5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Grey Goose

Grey Goose has unveiled Essences, a new range of vodkas infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanicals. The lineup will initially include Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil expressions. The new range is at 30% abv and has no gluten, artificial ingredients, sugar or carbs. It’s aimed at the fast-growing at-home cocktail segment. Grey Goose Essences are rolling out nationwide, retailing at $30 a 750-ml.

 

WHY DO WE ARGUE ABOUT WINE?

Why should I care whether someone else prefers a wine I don’t like?

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/24/why-do-we-argue-about-wine/

 

The alcohol indicator

Could average alcohol be an indication of vintage quality?

https://www.therealreview.com/2021/02/24/the-alcohol-indicator/

 

The Life and Times of “Pizza Wine”

In some ways, wine writers helped develop the trope of pizza wine that’s emerged today.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/the-life-and-times-natural-lambrusco-pizza-wine/

 

Italian Red Wines That Should Be Better Known

There are dozens of other reds from around the country that are underrated; wines that consistently deliver excellent quality and typicity, often at very reasonable prices.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2021/02/20/italian-red-wines-that-should-be-better-known/?sh=57704e481f48&utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=abdbf77879-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_02_24_10_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-abdbf77879-64683881

 

A Guide to India’s Must-Try Spirits

India has a long history with alcohol. It’s been consumed for centuries, and there are references to alcoholic fermentation and distillation that date back to 200 B.C.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-guide-to-indias-must-try-spirits

 

GÉRARD BERTRAND LAUNCHES FIRST ORANGE WINE

Called Orange Gold, the wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac and Muscat.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/gerard-bertrand-launches-first-orange-wine/

Walla Walla Wine Country Guide

Let’s explore what’s great in Walla Walla Valley wine country.

https://wallawalla.guides.winefolly.com/?utm_campaign=25%2F2%2F21%20-%20Walla%20Walla%20Regional%20Guide%20Launch&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Next time you head to the store to grab your favorite bottle of red or white, you may notice a cornucopia of terms.

https://earth911.com/how-and-buy/healthy-wines-what-labels-mean/

How Adding Wine to Your Coffee Makes You a True Italian

Caffè corretto is fundamentally an espresso shot with added alcohol – usually a liquor, such as brandy, grappa or sambuca.  However, some Italians, use a splash of wine instead.

https://lizthachmw.com/winestars/how-adding-wine-to-your-coffee-makes-you-a-true-italian/

Hard Kombucha

What is hard kombucha? Does it still have similar health benefits to regular kombucha? We answer all of your questions on this popular alcoholic drink here.

https://health-ade.com/blogs/blog/hard-kombucha

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

Though The Famous Grouse has been making Scotch for centuries, there’s always more to learn about the classic brand.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-famous-grouse-scotch-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=de1232a820-FEB_26_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-de1232a820-38937345&mc_cid=de1232a820&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Essential Black-Owned Spirits and Wines You Need To Try Right Now

A common obstacle that many Black owners of spirits and wines face however is having their products accessible in physical and online stores.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/essential-black-owned-spirits-wines-you-need-to-try

 

New Bumbu

Bumbu Rum Company is introducing Bumbu Créme, a new line extension joining its existing Bumbu Original and Bumbu XO expressions. Retailing at $35 a 750-ml., Bumbu Créme is a 15% abv blend of rum, spices, and real dairy cream and is recommended to be served chilled straight, on the rocks, or in cocktails. Bumbu is part of the Sovereign Brands portfolio, which also includes Luc Belaire sparkling wine, McQueen and the Violet Fog gin, and Villon, a French spirit competing in the Cognac category.

 

Pairing Wine And Cheese? Science Says White May Be A Better Choice Than Red

Conventional wisdom would have you drink red wine with cheese. A new study, published in the Journal of Food Science, only partially supports that pairing,

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/nov/08/pairing-wine-and-cheese-science-says-white-may-be/

 

11 Reasons to Drink Prosecco

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason:

https://www.winemag.com/2015/09/30/11-reasons-you-should-be-drinking-prosecco/

 

 

Understanding an Italian Wine List

Learn the basics of how to read an Italian wine list to order wine with confidence.

https://winefolly.com/tips/understanding-italian-wine-list/

 

Protecting Italy’s food and wine

On Italian wine bottles found on shelves in the U.S., you can often see the IGT, DOC, and DOCG indications on labels, the primary three levels in the system.

https://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2021/02/protecting-italys-food-and-wine/

 

The History of the Aperitivo — and How to Enjoy It Like an Italian

Aperitivo is a drink, usually wine or a light mixed cocktail, accompanied by a small meal at the end of the workday, intended to be a prelude to dinner.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/cocktails-spirits/history-of-aperitivo

 

One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study

There’s yet another positive side effect to drinking wine—well, red wine, specifically—and consider it an added bonus that you can pair it with cheese and still reap the health benefits.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-effect-red-wine-study/

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

Whether it’s making pasta, fermenting wine, or just enjoying life, the Italians seem to have it pretty much figured out.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/eating-and-drinking-rules-italians-live-by

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Most of Tuscan’s top wine regions produce red wine, but that’s not to say that white wines aren’t produced. But more than 80% of Tuscan wines are red.

https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2021/2/27/tuscany-one-of-italys-most-famous-wine-regions

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

One particular concept that helps drinkers judge wine quality is ‘mouthfeel’.

https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/what-is-wine-mouthfeel

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10 Things You Should Know About Dewar’s Scotch Whisky

The beloved Scotch may be a worldwide household name, but there’s always more to learn.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-dewars-white-label-scotch-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=105aac8f98-FEB_15_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-105aac8f98-38937345&mc_cid=105aac8f98&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine List Secrets Revealed

Lists are going to be smaller

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/wine-list-secrets-revealed

 

Stop making this wine and dessert pairing mistake

While some food and flavors are a match made in heaven, one flavor combination has an added ingredient that shouldn’t be on the table.

https://foodsided.com/2021/02/14/wine-and-dessert-pairing-mistake/

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

Bubbly Tips

https://onthesauceagain.com/2019/02/20/dos-and-donts-of-drinking-champagne/

Is champagne stronger than non-bubby alcoholic drinks?

Although a typical glass of champagne has no more alcohol than wine, there is some evidence that it impairs people faster than its flat counterpart.

https://www.livescience.com/champagne-drunk-faster.html

Why Uber Will Not Be Challenging How Alcohol is Sold and Distributed

First, it’s essential to appreciate the “three-tier system” for what it is

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2021/02/why-uber-will-not-be-challenging-how-alcohol-is-sold-and-distributed/

Why Sommeliers Are More Essential Than Ever

Sommeliers were typically the first to be cut from a shift pre-pandemic, and in more recent months, they have been the first furloughed and last rehired.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-sommeliers-are-more-essential-than-ever/

THE ETYMOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GRAPES

The etymological origins of many grape varieties are hazy at best, and near untraceable in many cases. But there are plenty of clues to follow to help decipher the most likely accounts of how grapes got their names.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/the-etymological-origins-of-the-worlds-biggest-grapes/

New Deep Eddy

Deep Eddy vodka has extended with a new Lime flavor. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the new entry is debuting nationwide next month, backed by trade and consumer media, social media, out-of-home displays, and retail point-of-sale support. In addition to Lime, Deep Eddy Vodka’s portfolio includes Original Vodka, Orange, Peach, Lemon, Ruby Red, Cranberry, and Sweet Tea. Part of the Heaven Hill Brands stable, Deep Eddy has annual U.S. volume of 1.5 million cases.

Is Social Media Bad for Sobriety?

If your friends are partying or posting about alcohol often on social media, you should be careful with what you’re seeing and what you’re associating with fun,

https://www.nextavenue.org/is-social-media-bad-for-sobriety/

PENFOLDS RELEASES CALIFORNIA WINE COLLECTION

The iconic wine estate began exploring the potential of Californian terroir in the 1980s – Penfolds acquired a stake in Geyser Peak winery in 1988.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/penfolds-releases-california-wine-collection/

Canadian Wine Is Better Than You Think

The Canadian wine industry may still be in its infancy compared to Old World wine-producing regions,

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-canadian-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Amaro or Vermouth Have to Be Refrigerated?

This is a question with different answers, as these are all not exactly the same thing.

https://vinepair.com/articles/should-amaro-or-vermouth-be-refrigerated/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d27baf244-FEB_17_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d27baf244-38937345&mc_cid=9d27baf244&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Baileys

Diageo has launched a new, lower-calorie brand extension for Baileys Irish Cream. The release, Baileys Deliciously Light, comes in at 16.1% abv and has 40% fewer calories and 40% less sugar than the original Baileys. To kick off the launch, Diageo has partnered with Cocktail Courier, a home mixology-focused e-commerce platform, to create four cocktail kits showing off the new liqueur. Baileys Deliciously Light is now available nationwide for around $25 a 750-ml.

New Mikes

Mike’s Hard has announced a new lemonade-flavored seltzer, entering the growing subcategory within the wider world of hard seltzers. The 5% abv RTD is launching in four flavors—lemon, strawberry, mango, and pineapple—available together in a variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans. Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer is now available across the U.S. Mike’s Hard Lemonade was up 14.5% to 8.4 million cases in IRI channels for the year ending December 27.

Chilean Wine vs Italian Wine – Who Comes Out on Top?

Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare the Chilean and Italian wine industries to see what makes each one stand out?

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/chilean-wine-vs-italian-wine-who-comes-out-on-top/

How to make Limoncello – Italians favorite Lemon Liqueur

In northern Italy, the liqueur is often referred to as Limoncino, while the English calls it Lemoncello

https://thefinestitalianwine.com/how-to-make-limoncello-italians-favorite-lemon-liqueur/

 

Barolo & Barbaresco: 10 high-flying vineyard sites

As the number of single-vineyard wines produced in Piedmont proliferated over the past half-century, so the level of confusion for consumers increased.

https://www.decanter.com/premium/barolo-barbaresco-vineyards-10-high-flying-sites-451115/

 

E & J Gallo to distribute Bev’s “zero sugar” canned wine

Bev and E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that the two companies have partnered together to help bring Bev and their mission to more consumers across the country.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241677

 

What’s the Problem with Wine Influencers?

it would appear that there’s one community getting the brunt of this wild fury: influencers.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/whats-the-problem-with-wine-influencers

 

Beer! A Love Story’ Documentary

Filmed in Europe and the United States, the feature-length production introduces viewers to the human connection that is formed with one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hudsonlindenberger/2021/02/17/the-movie-for-all-beer-lovers/?sh=187444533b7a

 

How to know what woman you are (and who you are in front of) from the wine she drinks

Based on your wine tastes you can draw a profile of what, in broad terms, is your character and if you recognize yourself in more than one of these profiles, the better!

https://geishagourmet.com/enoprofiling-come-sapere-che-donna-sei-e-che-hai-di-fronte-dal-vino-che-beve/

 

KENDALL JENNER ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HER OWN TEQUILA BRAND, 818

The range comprises three variants: 818 Blanco, 818 Reposado and 818 Añejo.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/kendall-jenner-announces-launch-of-her-own-tequila-brand-818/

 

JAPANESE WHISKY ISSUED WITH NEW LABELLING RULES

Under the new regulations, products that carry the name ‘Japanese whisky’ or ‘Japanese whiskey’ must always be made with malted grains. The water used must be sourced from Japan

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/japan-whisky-issued-with-new-labelling-rules/

 

Guide to Barbera Wine

Discover this unique little grape and never again feel like you have to revert to ‘Chianti’ when looking for a great valued Italian wine.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/guide-to-barbera-wine/?utm_campaign=barbera-accessible-drinkable-wine&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

How to Create Perfectly Clear Ice for Superior Cocktails

The large, clear cubes that are commonplace at craft cocktail bars and on Instagram represent the pinnacle of frozen water.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-clear-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

8 of the Best Margarita Recipes for Winter

If you’ve been limiting your Margarita consumption to the summer months, you’ve been doing it wrong.

https://vinepair.com/articles/8-best-winter-margaritas/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cdf6afacc4-FEB_18_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cdf6afacc4-38937345&mc_cid=cdf6afacc4&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Market Council Releases Results of Study on the Role of Wine in a Wellness Lifestyle

The primary goal of the research was to better understand how wine is perceived as compared to other beverage alcohol categories

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2021/02/17/wine-market-council-study-role-wine-wellness-lifestyle

 

Rías Baixas: Home to Real Albariño

Scientists are now convinced that Albariño originated in Rías Baixas.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/16/rias-baixas-home-to-real-albarino/

 

Global Market Report

The start of 2021 has seen strong activity levels on California’s bulk wine market, driven by the perception of tighter supply – due to the lighter 2020 crop – and the continuation of robust grocery store sales

https://www.ciatti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Global-Market-Report-February-2021-Revised-1.pdf

 

ORGANIC WINE REMAINS #1 SUSTAINABLE WINE TYPE, BUT DESIRE TO BUY IS WANING

Has Covid changed our relationship with sustainable and organic wine?

https://www.wineintelligence.com/organic-wine-remains-1-sustainable-wine-type-but-desire-to-buy-is-waning/

 

ARE WE MISDESCRIBING ASTRINGENCY BY REFERRING TO TANNINS?

Most reviews of red wine include a brief description of mouthfeel, usually by referencing the impact and quality of tannins.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2021/02/18/are-we-misdescribing-astringency-by-referring-to-tannins/

 

How Orson Welles Became the Most Infamous Pitchman in Booze History

But the biggest news for Welles in 2020 was surely the 40th anniversary of the drunken outtakes from a Paul Masson champagne commercial.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/food-and-drink/most-infamous-pitchman-orson-welles

 

Do Americans Pair Their Wine with Food or TV? The Answer Might Surprise You

The results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Idaho Wine Commission.

https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/buzz60/do-americans-pair-their-wine-with-food-or-tv-the-answer-might-surprise-you/600-361678b5-f543-44d2-b6c7-771552a00271

 

2020 Sales

Final retail sales data for 2020 was released recently by the U.S. Commerce Department, and while beer, wine and liquor stores soared 18% to $70.3 billion last year, food service and drinking places—including restaurants and bars—fell 19.5% to $616.7 billion. Alcoholic beverage volumes rose 11.5% in Nielsen channels for the 52 weeks ending December 26, which led to a corresponding 17.6% increase in retail dollars. But even though off-premise gains in 2020 were enough to compensate for volume losses on-premise, Impact Databank estimates that total industry dollars fell last year, for the first time since federal excise taxes were raised significantly in 1991, which resulted in a drop in overall demand.

Why Wine Has Fallen Behind in the No- and Low-ABV Category

Wine is arguably the hardest alcoholic drink type to shoehorn into a no/low format,

https://vinepair.com/articles/no-low-abv-wine/

Tasting Through the 9 Communes of Chianti Classico

With some it was the variety of grapes used, the altitudes of the vineyards or the soils in which the grapes are grown

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2019/06/9-communes-of-chianti-classico.html?m=1

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Liquor Industry News 02-22-21

February 22, 2021

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

A Guide to the Most Popular Greek Wine Varieties

Here is a guide to the most popular Greek wine varieties you should make sure to try

https://greeking.me/blog/greek-food-guide/item/287-a-guide-to-the-most-popular-greek-wine-varieties

How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/21/how-to-read-a-wine-label/

GUIDE TO TANNINS IN WINE

Best foods to match with tannic wines and try to answer whether tannins are good or evil

https://www.wineswithattitude.co.uk/blog/tannins-in-wine.html

10 Things You Should Know About Angry Orchard Hard Cider

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, an Angry Orchard a day certainly can’t hurt.

https://vinepair.com/articles/angry-orchard-hard-cider-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=15cff45d76-FEB_8_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-15cff45d76-38937345&mc_cid=15cff45d76&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Ménage à Trois Unveils New Sweet Collection Aimed At Diversifying The Brand

Trinchero Family Estates is launching a new Sweet Collection of wines under the Ménage à Trois brand in a bid to bring new consumers into the prominent California wine label, which has annual U.S. volume of 3 million cases. The Sweet Collection will initially include a Dolce Sweet Red Blend and Moscato Sweet White Blend, rolling out nationally this month at $14 a 750-ml.

Billed as “indulgent, semi-sparkling sweet wines,” the new entries are both at 9.5% abv and are targeting a younger and more diverse demographic than the core Ménage à Trois brand, Trinchero tells SND, noting that the wines feature a sweetness scale on the back label and are recommended to be served slightly chilled. Ménage à Trois’ new Sweet Collection will compete against such well-known labels as Stella Rosa and Roscato in the marketplace.

How Saint Valentine (Sort of) Saved French Wine

Many people associate wine with romance. But the residents of Roquemaure, a small town just north of Avignon in France, link Rhône wine and a kissing free-for-all with a devastating blight and a pilgrimage to a saint.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/08/saint-valentine-saved-french-wine/

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad
Wine is so versatile, you can find a bottle to pair with just about anything

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/15/6-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-salad/

 

Wine Could Help You Fight Covid

t’s possible that the tannins in red wine, and tea, could inhibit Covid-19. A prominent cancer researcher in Taiwan is investigating the theory right now.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/02/wine-could-help-you-fight-covid

 

Beyond the Dirty Martini: Why Pickled Cocktails Deserve Your Attention

There are two ways to pickle your cocktails, according to mixologists

https://vinepair.com/articles/pickled-cocktails-trend/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c55344d05-FEB_9_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c55344d05-38937345&mc_cid=7c55344d05&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Coalition warns USPS alcohol delivery ‘not safe’

Allowing the USPS to ship beverage alcohol would compromise the work of policy makers across America who work hard to control underage access to alcohol and keep moderate levels of consumption part of safe and healthy communities.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/02/coalition-warns-usps-alcohol-delivery-not-safe/

 

Cheetos and Sancerre: The pandemic art of junk food and wine pairings

Vanessa Price’s book “Big Macs & Burgundy” proves that wine pairings don’t have to be stuffy

https://www.today.com/food/cheetos-sancerre-pandemic-art-junk-food-wine-pairings-t207994

 

Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better

Organic wines are judged to be higher quality by experts — but that the difference is not just a matter of whether the wines came from organic or conventionally grown grapes.

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/organic-french-wine-tastes-better-delmas-research

 

 

From Field to Farm: Five Questions With NFL Star-Turned-Vintner, Drew Bledsoe

Here, we check in with Bledsoe to learn more about his latest endeavors.

WINES ARE IN STOCK!

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/07/drew-bledsoe-wine-football-interview/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=708ffe304c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_02_09_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-708ffe304c-64683881

Bye Belgium: Anheuser-Busch Will Brew Stella Artois in the U.S.

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) announced it will move the production of Stella Artois from Europe to its U.S. breweries,

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/stella-artois-production-relocated/

The truth about boxed wine

For decades, poor quality wine, labeled simply as “white” or “red,” was relegated to these boxes and sold in supermarkets at bargain basement prices.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/the-truth-about-boxed-wine

 

About Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA

Applegate Valley is a sub-region AVA located in Oregon’s Southern Oregon AVA

http://briscoebites.com/about-applegate-valley/

 

The Pope’s vino: Vatican will produce estate-grown wine

This is the first time that the Vatican will grow grapes on one of its estates for the production of its own wine,

https://dobianchi.com/2021/02/08/cotarella-castel-gandolfo/

 

Wine report: Retailers uncork big profits with private label wine

Lately, the category has reached a new level of acceptance.

https://storebrands.com/wine-report-retailers-uncork-big-profits-private-label-wine

 

DRINK WINE, HAVE SEX, ADVISES LEADING FRENCH DOCTOR

People “need balance”, and, having recommended drinking wine and having sex

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/drink-wine-have-sex-advises-leading-french-doctor/

California Crushed 3.4 Million Tons of Wine Grapes in 2020

Down nearly 13 percent when compared to 2019,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=241471

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

Surprisingly, not much has changed since we started making wine 8,000 years ago.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/how-is-red-wine-made/?utm_campaign=how-wine-is-made&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFkTlk0eSIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQifQ%3D%3D

 

Will Uber’s Drizly Acquisition Destroy the Three-Tier System?

So what does it mean if Uber takes on the existing system for alcohol distribution in the United States?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ubers-drizly-acquisition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2917d8b381-FEB_11_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2917d8b381-38937345&mc_cid=2917d8b381&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How an Ancient Croatian Grape Became America’s Signature Wine

Crljenak Kaštelanski (surl-YEN-ack cas-tuh-LON-skee) was once a rare, obsolescent grape variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/11/crjlenak-original-zinfandel/

 

Researchers to reduce wine’s alcohol content

The team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students, wants to identify ways yeast can reduce alcohol content in wine,

https://dailyevergreen.com/99766/top-feature/researchers-to-reduce-wines-alcohol-content/

 

CANNABIS-INFUSED SELTZER RANGE LAUNCHES IN US

Each 12-ounce can of contains 5mg of THC – the psychoactive component of cannabis.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/02/cannabis-infused-seltzer-range-launches-in-us/

Easter Island Now Home To One of the World’s Most Remote Vineyards

Easter Island will soon offer more than ancient, stone-faced statues.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/easter-island-vineyard-announced/

 

7 Sommelier Secrets for Buying Affordable Wines That Taste Top-Notch

Here’s what you need to know about buying wine on a budget.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/beverages/how-to-shop-for-affordable-wine

 

Stanley Tucci Explores the Wines and Cuisines of Italy in New CNN Docu-Series

Searching for Italy, a six-episode documentary series debuting this weekend on CNN

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/stanley-tucci-explores-the-wines-and-cuisines-of-italy-in-new-cnn-docu-series

 

Do Some Types of Alcohol Affect Libido More Than Others?

While booze can loosen inhibitions, it also leads to a host of problems during your intimate moments.

https://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Do-Some-Types-of-Alcohol-Affect-Libido-More-Than-15945365.php

 

You Should Be Drinking Grower Champagne

There is, in fact, a different kind of Champagne, delicious sparkling wine from that same hallowed ground, made of humbler stuff yet no less compelling, and every bit as celebratory.

https://www.eater.com/wine/22263123/best-champagne-is-grower-champagne-bottle-to-buy-bubbly

How Does Red Wine Affect Weight Loss?

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be wondering if red wine could help you or if it would just be a hindrance.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/red-wine-and-weight-loss

 

 

Mass. wine retailers face challenging times

Independent wine retailers from across the commonwealth continue to face challenges from both out-of-state competition and COVID-19.

However, for many wine lovers, there’s no substitution for dealing face to face with a knowledgeable wine store clerk who over time gets to know your likes and dislikes. Having an understanding of a customers preference for wine and then notifying him or her about new arrivals is what personal service is all about.

https://www.telegram.com/story/lifestyle/2021/02/14/off-vine-mass-wine-retailers-face-challenging-times/6709070002/

 

All the Ways Champagne Is Good for You

Bubbly has a quite a few scientifically proven health benefits.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a9053/champagne-health-benefits/

 

 

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