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Liquor Industry News 09-19-22

September 19, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-19-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Go Here, Not There: 3 Alternative Destinations to Popular Wine Regions

Pent-up demand for post-pandemic vacations has sent the travel industry roiling.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/23/go-here-not-there-three-alternative-destinations-to-popular-wine-regions/

New Casa Azul

Casa Azul, a new line of canned Tequila soda cocktails, has launched in select markets across the U.S., through a partnership with RNDC. The 5% abv cocktails come in four flavors—Lime Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, Peach Mango, and Watermelon—with each serving containing 100 calories and less than one gram of carbohydrates. Casa Azul Tequila Soda is rolling out in California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Florida in both 4-packs of individual flavors ($13) and a variety 8-pack with two of each flavor.

Timorasso: origin, viticulture, winemaking, and more

Historical records intimate that during ancient times the communes and valleys surrounding Tortona—including Val Curone, Val Grue, Valle Ossona, and Val Borbera—were most celebrated for white wine production.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/timorasso-derthona/

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Ritas’ Don’t Contain Actual Tequila, So Anyone Who Drank Them May Be Eligible for Compensation

The beer giant agreed to settle a class action lawsuit which argued it wasn’t clear that “Ritas” don’t include any spirits.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/ritas-canned-margarita-class-action-settlement-no-tequila

This Aromatised Italian Wine Is The Perfect Way To End Dinner

Aromatised wine is probably not a term you are closely familiar with unless you grew up around it

https://www.tastingtable.com/982775/this-aromatised-italian-wine-is-the-perfect-way-to-end-dinner/?utm_campaign=clip

The Reason You Should Finish Up That Bottle Of Sweet Vermouth

Whether you like to sip your vermouth or have it served inside a cocktail, there’s one thing you need to know about the bittersweet booze.

https://www.tastingtable.com/976415/the-reason-you-should-finish-up-that-bottle-of-sweet-vermouth/?utm_campaign=clip

Pinot Grigio: Everything You Need to Know

Pinot Grigio, which also goes by the name Pinot Gris, is capable of producing far more complex wines than it often gets credit for.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/pinot-grigio-wine-guide

Maine’s Most Beloved Spirit Is a Coffee Liqueur You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It isn’t hard to find Allen’s Coffee Brandy in Maine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/allens-coffee-brandy-maine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=932ed97910-August_29_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-932ed97910-38937345&mc_cid=932ed97910&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New High Noon

Spirit of Gallo has launched a new variety pack for High Noon Sun Sips, including two new flavors. The limited edition Tailgate Pack contains eight cans of the vodka-based seltzer split between four flavors—Black Cherry, Grapefruit, and the two new offerings, Cranberry and Pear—and carries a suggested price of $20. Last year, High Noon reached over 8.8 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank, and the brand more than doubled in control states in the six months through this June.

The Beginner’s Guide To Hungarian Wine

Hungary is home to various native Old World grapes produced by diverse wine regions that are once again gaining traction on a global scale.

https://www.tastingtable.com/984055/the-beginners-guide-to-hungarian-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

TTB Approves New Winemaking Products and Processes for Export Use

Adding products to ‘list 246’ Evens Playing Field in Export Markets

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262169

The Barolo vineyards are the most expensive in Italy, then Brunello, Bolgheri and Conegliano Valdobbiadene

The most expensive vineyards in Italy are still that of Nebbiolo of Langa,

https://winenews.it/en/the-barolo-vineyards-are-the-most-expensive-in-italy-then-brunello-bolgheri-and-conegliano_476768/

Here’s Why You Should Put Wine in a Blender

Putting your wine in a blender can make it taste better, and while that sounds strange, it’s actually a thing.

https://www.lifesavvy.com/142492/heres-why-you-should-put-wine-in-a-blender/

AND

No, You Shouldn’t Decant Wine in the Blender

The simple answer: If you care at all about your drinking experience, don’t stick a bottle of high-end vino in the blender.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dont-decant-wine-in-the-blender/

What wine are you based on your zodiac sign?

In wine there is truth and in the zodiac there is wisdom.

https://nypost.com/article/wine-based-on-your-zodiac-sign/

Why Rosé needs to be taken more seriously

Wine buyers and critics who are great at tasting red and white are reduced to clichés when it comes to rosé.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/liz-gabay-rose-wine-seriously/

This Is Your State’s Favorite Wine

If we all scream for ice cream, then do we all whine for wine? 

https://www.mashed.com/987214/this-is-your-states-favorite-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

BUD LIGHT ‘CRACKS OPEN’ NFL SEASON BY CELEBRATING FANS’ FIRST BEER

The official beer sponsor of the NFL is bringing fans closer to the game they love with “Kickoff Beers,” refreshed limited-edition team packaging, and a new NFT project

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bud-light-cracks-open-nfl-season-by-celebrating-fans-first-beer-301614241.html

New Mondavi

Constellation Brands’ Robert Mondavi Private Selection has added a new wine, Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir. The wine is lower in alcohol than a typical Pinot Noir, at 9% abv, and is made by stopping fermentation early and without any added sugars. Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir is rolling out across the U.S. now for a suggested price of $16 a 750-ml. Last year, Robert Mondavi Private Selection reached 2.06 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

Riesling is Far More Wide-Ranging That You Probably Realize

From dry to sweet and at all points in between, Riesling produces some of the most food-friendly and age-worthy white wines in the world.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/riesling-wine-guide

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

The quantity of apples will vary due to size, but this recipe should cover 8 large apples or 12 small apples.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/red-wine-caramel-apples-recipes/

6 Unique Tips for Pairing Cigars With Food at a Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is the perfect opportunity to show off your culinary skills. But it can also be a chance to showcase your knowledge of cigar and food pairings.

https://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00247633-6-unique-tips-for-pairing-cigars-with-food-at-a-dinner-party.html

Italy’s Trasimeno Rosato Enjoys New Attention

This village is on the shore of Lake Trasimeno (Lago di Trasimeno in Italian), which is at the heart of the wine producing denomination, Trasimeno DOC.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2022/08/30/italys-trasimeno-rosato-enjoys-new-attention/?sh=44a78c8f1c5b

New Truly

Truly Hard Seltzer has reformulated to include real fruit juice across its 30-flavor portfolio. Billed as now having a cleaner taste profile, Truly mix packs including Citrus, Berry, and Tropical made with real fruit juice are rolling out now. The brand has also added two new flavors, Watermelon Breeze and Strawberry Lime. The portfolio now includes 12 original flavors, plus five flavors of Truly Lemonade, four flavors of Truly Iced Tea, four flavors of Truly Punch, two flavors of Truly Extra, and four flavors of Truly Margarita.

Gallo Sues Freixenet Over Choice Of Bottle

E. & J. Gallo is in federal court this summer against Freixenet over the overall look of a Prosecco bottle, according to court records.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262359

This Drinking Habit Can Help You Consume Less Wine, New Study Suggests

In the study, which was published in the journal Addiction, 260 households in the United Kingdom that each typically consumed two 750-milliliter bottles of wine every week (the equivalent of 10 five-ounce glasses of wine) were asked to adopt a new drinking habit for 14 days.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/drinking-habit-help-consume-less-161459252.html

Acid in Wine: What It Means and How to Notice It

It keeps wine feeling fresh, provides structure for whites, and cuts through richness in food.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/what-is-acid-in-wine

California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

$300 million would go to glass container makers including E&J Gallo Winery’s Gallo Glass Company, the nation’s largest glass container plant,

https://www.kcra.com/article/california-wine-liquor-bottles-recycling-program/41049212#

The Latest Trends in Sparkling Wine

Perhaps no other beverage can generate attention like sparkling wine.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/09/01/the-latest-trends-in-sparkling-wine/

Sangiovese May Be the Real King of Italian Grapes

Without it, there would be no Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/sangiovese-wine-guide

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Researchers at UC Davis are researching agave’s commercial viability.

https://modernfarmer.com/2022/08/california-agave-spirit/

The True Story Behind Spicy Rosé, According to Its Creator

Spicy is the name of the game when it comes to Margaritas, but spicy rosé? That’s a new one for even the most extreme rosé lover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-story-behind-spicy-rose/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Eagle Rare Bourbon

Created in the 1970s when the U.S. bourbon industry was questionable at best,

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-eagle-rare-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Low Alcohol, Sweet Pinot Noir: the Shape of Things to Come?

Constellation Brands has launched a seriously sweet Pinot Noir under the Robert Mondavi label. Will other brands follow?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/low-alcohol-sweet-pinot-noir-shape-things-come

Is the future of American wine… Vermont?

Why you should pay attention to Vermont wine

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/vermont-wineries-guide/

‘Organic Was Too Easy’: Why Alsace Is Leading the Biodynamic Charge

In AlsaceFrance, where vineyard land is often passed down for generations, a sense of stewardship is palpable.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/05/biodynamic-alsace-wine/

Nebbiolo: The Fragrant Italian Wine Aficionados Hold In High Regard

While the wines that come from Nebbiolo may not be as ubiquitous, make no mistake: The following is mighty.

Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/992442/nebbiolo-the-fragrant-italian-wine-aficionados-hold-in-high-regard/?utm_campaign=clip

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

Apparently, about 45% of Americans have had an alcoholic drink within the past week, while another 23% say they use it occasionally (the remainder are “total abstainers”).

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/09/for-most-americans-wine-is-not-big-deal.html

Ginger Fox Games makes wine and spirits map jigsaws a must-buy

Ginger Fox Games has licensed drinks jigsaw business Puzzle CRU to bring its hand-drawn wine and spirit map jigsaws to a wider audience.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/ginger-fox-games-makes-wine-and-spirits-map-jigsaws-a-must-buy/

LODI AVA EDUCATIONAL TOOL

We recently created a comprehensive overview of the Lodi AVA and are excited to share it with you!

https://www.lodigrowers.com/lodi-overview-educational-tool/

Devil’s Advocate – Yes, People Do Need Help When Choosing Wine

In the wake of the financial difficulties facing the US wine-tech startup, Pix, there is some argument over whether apps and artificial intelligence can ever effectively help people choose bottles of wine. Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the subject.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/devils-advocate-yes-people-do-need-help-when-choosing-wine

Sauvignon Blanc Has A Bigger Footprint Than You Might Think

Fantastic ones are produced in France and New Zealand, but Sauvignon Blanc also thrives in Italy, California, Chile, and beyond.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/sauvignon-blanc-wine-guide

The Grateful Dead Releases Pair of Official Wines with Gnarly Head

Featuring classic Grateful Dead imagery, the bottles will be available at major retailers this month for just $12 each.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/grateful-dead-wines-gnarly-head

Dunkin’ and Harpoon Are Releasing Three New Beers, Including One Made with Actual Coffee Rolls

The new mix 12-packs will be available everywhere Harpoon beers are sold.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/dunkin-harpoon-coffee-roll-beer

This Spicy Addition Will Elevate Your Cheap Beer

The good news is that cheap beer doesn’t have to taste cheap.

https://www.tastingtable.com/995736/this-spicy-addition-will-elevate-your-cheap-beer/?utm_campaign=clip

The WSET: Explained

What exactly IS the WSET and why should you read this article?

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-wset-explained/

A 4-Step Checklist to Assess the Quality of Wine

When tasting any wine, whether formally or just for your own pleasure, there are three main components you should examine: appearance, nose and palate.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/08/a-4-step-checklist-to-assess-the-quality-of-wine/

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Liquor Industry News 09-05-22

September 5, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-05-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Aren’t you sick of hearing about wine and health?

The Real Reason You Tip The Glass When Pouring Beer

Why You Should Add Orgeat To Your Home Bar

The Key Differences Between American and European Wines

There are plenty of differences between American and European wines that you need to know about. And in this article, we’re going to list the key ones.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/the-key-differences-between-american-and-european-wines/

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/

The Best Way To Drink Chilled Red Wine

News alert for red wine lovers: Yes, you can chill your favorite wines.

https://www.tastingtable.com/963941/the-best-way-to-drink-chilled-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

27 Celebrity Wines Ranked Worst to Best: Drew Barrymore’s Pinot to Fergie’s Syrah

How does Wine Enthusiast rate vintages from stars like Sting, Fergie and Francis Ford Coppola?

https://www.thewrap.com/celebrity-wine-ranked-worst-best-sting-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt/

5 Warning Signs You Should Stop Drinking Wine Immediately

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to put down the glass and talk to a doctor.

https://www.eatthis.com/warning-signs-stop-drinking-wine/

Experts reveal how the cannabis sector’s popularity will affect alcohol sales

New research from the US exploring consumer trends has revealed the impact the cannabis sector could have on the wider drinks industry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/experts-reveal-how-the-cannabis-sector-will-affect-alcohol-sales/

‘House Of The Dragon’ Wines Are Here For The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel’s August 21 Premiere

The wines on offer include an Oregon Pinot Noir, a California Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend from the Lodi appellation in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2022/08/13/house-of-the-dragon-wines-are-here-for-the-game-of-thrones-prequels-august-21-premiere/?sh=60e5666a31ca

Drew Bledsoe Has Outplayed His Own Expectations as a Winemaker

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who played 14 years in the NFL, is in his 15th year of winemaking and says while he has always wanted to be great at it, how much his business has evolved was “somewhat unanticipated”

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/drew-bledsoe-has-outplayed-his-own-expectations-as-a-winemaker/2807338/

CT’s best wineries or vineyards, according to Connecticut Magazine

This year’s BEST OF CONNECTICUT picks are positively popping with Nutmeg State goodness, all picked by you and our distinguished panel of Connecticut experts.

https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/food-drink/article/connecticut-magazine-best-vineyard-2022-17367160.php

Climate change to unlock English red wine potential, study says

English wineries should act now to capitalise on climate change’s impact on growing conditions in the UK, as one study predicts temperatures will soon be ideal for making still red wines from Pinot Noir.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/climate-change-to-unlock-english-red-wine-potential-study-says/

Where have all the bubbles gone?

CO2 shortages are causing havoc in the drinks industry with soaring prices meaning sites are having to halt production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/where-have-all-the-bubbles-gone/

Chilean winery discovers ancient ‘dinosaur’ variety

One of Chile’s oldest vineyards has unearthed a forgotten grape variety with only 15 hectares planted in total worldwide. Sampling the extremely rare wine is like “drinking a dinosaur”, Santa Carolina’s winemaker told the drinks business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/chilean-winery-discovers-ancient-dinosaur-variety/

The Perfect Beer Pairing For Every Potato Chip Flavor 

There is probably no better accompaniment to potato chips than beer, but not every chip flavor works with all styles of beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-potato-chip-pairing-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=490fc115cd-August_16_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-490fc115cd-38937345&mc_cid=490fc115cd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Inflation Pushing Us to Drink Less Alcohol?

Inflation’s effect on drinking alcoholic beverages depends on how much you earn.

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/alcohol-spending-during-inflation

Can Wine Protect You From Having a Stroke?

Alcohol and stroke have a complex and confusing relationship.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/can-wine-protect-you-from-having-a-stroke-3145900

Does Wine Freeze?

The short answer is yes. If kept below a certain temperature for enough time, wine freezes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/15/does-wine-freeze/

Dispelling the Top 5 DtC Shipping Myths

Here are some of the top misconceptions – and their corresponding truths – surrounding DtC shipping of beverage alcohol.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/dispelling-the-top-5-dtc-shipping-myths/

California’s Best-Kept Wine Secret: Santa Cruz Mountains

It’s where to go for outstanding cool-climate wines

https://pix.wine/the-drop/visit-santa-cruz-mountains/

The most important wine appellation in Dante’s time? No, it’s not Tuscany.

One of the most remarkable and compelling things about early Italian ampelography is how cutting-edge it appears today.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/08/16/middle-ages-viticulture-italy/

Here’s What Happened To Obvious Wines After Shark Tank

Brice Baillie presented his business Obvious Wines in Season 10, Episode 12 of the series, per Shark Tank Success.

https://www.mashed.com/661675/heres-what-happened-to-obvious-wines-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

Can a Revamped DOC Help Winemakers Find Success?

It’s a tricky marketing strategy, but the members of Northern Italy’s Garda DOC are optimistic.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/garda-doc-northern-italy

Announcing the
Top 100 Wineries of 2022

Join us in congratulating these highly acclaimed wineries!

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/wine-news/announcing-the-top-100-wineries-of-2022

U.S. Table Wine Market Remains Sluggish, But Above $15 Brands Thrive

New Zealand’s Kim Crawford from Constellation Brands is the largest-selling table wine by volume in this higher price tier, while second overall is California’s Meiomi, also from Constellation.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2022/08/17/31606/impact-databank-u-s-table-wine-market-remains-sluggish-but-above-15-brands-thrive/

Why Wine Is Actually Cheaper After Inflation

There’s one industry that hasn’t seen as much change as others since inflation took hold, however: the wine industry. Here’s why the price of vino hasn’t been as exorbitantly expensive as other products.

https://www.mashed.com/968889/why-wine-is-actually-cheaper-after-inflation/?utm_campaign=clip

Why You Should Add Orgeat To Your Home Bar

Orgeat is simple syrup’s nutty, more complex cousin.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/what-is-orgeat

10 Things You Should Know About Château d’Yquem

Produced in Sauternes, France, in the southern region of Bordeaux, wines from Château d’Yquem are widely recognized as some of the best sweet white wines in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-chateau-dyquem/

Is Red Wine Keto Friendly?

Everyone is looking to optimize their lives with the right products, ingredients and lifestyle. Specific dietary changes such as paleo and keto diets have taken health culture by storm.

https://www.dryfarmwines.com/blogs/a-matter-of-taste/is-red-wine-keto-friendly

Wine Labelling: A New EU Regulation Is Coming Into Force in 2023

The CAP introduces a number of new provisions to be considered by companies operating in the agricultural and wine sector

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/wine-labelling-new-eu-regulation-coming-force-2023

Ireland: mandatory health warnings on the wine label

The proposal includes health warnings that relate drinking to liver disease and fatal cancer, in addition to the crossed-out pictogram of the pregnant woman, the amount of grams of alcohol and the number of calories contained in the product.

https://www.gamberorossointernational.com/news/ireland-mandatory-health-warnings-on-the-wine-label/

Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Wine At The Grocery Store

Most of the wine in grocery stores is produced and sold by enormous adult beverage conglomerates with an eye on quantity and not necessarily quality.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/972646/why-you-should-think-twice-about-buying-wine-at-the-grocery-store/?utm_campaign=clip

10 Best US Cities For Wine Lovers

CALIFORNIA ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE FOR WORLD-RENOWNED WINES ANYMORE.

https://bestlifeonline.com/best-us-cities-for-wine-news/

Might Smaller Wine Glasses Reduce Drinking?

A new study has suggested that drinking wine from smaller glasses may help to reduce overall intake.

https://www.medscape.co.uk/viewarticle/might-smaller-wine-glasses-reduce-drinking-2022a10021mn

How Italian Wine Differs By Geographical Region

Wine has been produced in every region of Italy for hundreds if not thousands of years, and each region has its signature Italian grape varietals and style. Italian wine is coveted the world over for its character, diversity, and finesse.

https://www.tastingtable.com/972027/how-italian-wine-differs-by-geographical-region/?utm_campaign=clip

Why The Labels On Italian Wines Are So Important

You know the old saying: Never judge a book by its cover? Well, that doesn’t apply to wine bottles. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/972569/why-the-labels-on-italian-wines-are-so-important/?utm_campaign=clip

Gabilan Mountains AVA Approved on the Central Coast

Now, the name “Gabilan Mountains” is an official part of the global wine lexicon, as the federal government just approved the 98,000-acre area as an American Viticultural Area.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/19/gabilan-mountains-ava-approved-on-the-central-coast/

Aren’t you sick of hearing about wine and health?

 When we read something new about wine and health, it seems to contradict the previous thing we read — sometimes wine is good for us, and sometimes it is not.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/08/arent-you-sick-of-hearing-about-and.html

Who Cares?

Why Major Wine Media Refusing to Review Most States’ Wines Is the Right Decision

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/who-cares-wine

What’s the Difference Between Natural, Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic, and 00 Wine?

Everything you need to know (and nothing you don’t).

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/natural-vegan-organic-biodynamic-00-wine

What Does ‘Flinty’ Mean in Wine?

The term ‘flinty’ may not be terribly familiar to the average wine drinker. An uncommon terroir profile note found in many white wines has significant contributions, although imbibers may have a hard time describing it outside of the usual fruit aromas.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/22/what-does-flinty-mean-in-wine/

Why wine might taste better in the morning, according to an expert

But one wine expert argues that there’s a very good reason to enjoy a glass of vino before midday.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20660335.drink-wine-might-taste-better-morning-according-expert/?ref=yahoo

The Top Ten Greek Wines

Greek wines are famously considered some of the best in the world, and Greece is home to a number of varieties found only in the country.

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/21/greek-wines-top-ten-2021/

The Real Reason You Tip The Glass When Pouring Beer

We’re here to save you from the embarrassment of pouring an overflowing beer glass at your next house party. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/969077/the-real-reason-you-tip-the-glass-when-pouring-beer/?utm_campaign=clip

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Liquor Industry News 08-22-22

August 22, 2022

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08-22-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

What you really need to know about the CO2 shortages

The Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Beer and Oysters

Everything You Need to Know About Grappa

This underdog Italian digestif is gaining popularity in the U.S

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/everything-you-need-to-know-about-grappa

Southern comforts: Where to find Italy’s best wine

Italy is a complicated wine-producing nation. Not only is it the world’s single biggest producer by volume, but with over 20 wine regions and almost a hundred regionally used synonyms for the same grape, it takes sharp attention to detail to begin to understand the country.

https://reaction.life/southern-comforts-where-to-find-italys-best-wine/

10 Things You Should Know About Zima

Created by Coors, Zima was one of the first flavored malt beverages to see success in the United States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-zima/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1f197445ed-August_1_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1f197445ed-38937345&mc_cid=1f197445ed&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

4 Things You Believe About Wine That Aren’t Actually True

Stopping the wine rumors in their tracks.

https://www.eatthis.com/wine-myths/

Everything You Need To Know About SLO Coast Wine

The latest region to become an American Viticultural Area (or AVA) in California is San Luis Obispo Coast, or SLO Coast

 https://www.tastingtable.com/947801/everything-you-need-to-know-about-slo-coast-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

How to Properly Pack a Bottle of Wine or Liquor in Your Suitcase

Whether you’re returning from Sicily, Napa, or Buenos Aires, here’s how to get those bottles home safely.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-pack-wine-in-a-suitcase

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

Following are six benefits you’ll get from visiting your neighborhood, locally owned wine spot.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/six-reasons-why-you-should-only-buy-wine-at-independent-shops-12114022

The Beginner’s Guide To Wines From Umbria

Umbria has a prime situation in central Italy, in the space between two of the country’s most popular regions, Lazio and Tuscany

https://www.tastingtable.com/949412/the-beginners-guide-to-wines-from-umbria/?utm_campaign=clip

New Fresh Vine

Fresh Vine Wine, the lower calorie wine brand from Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough, has released a new Sauvignon Blanc. The new addition to the brand’s portfolio comes in at 12.5% abv and 98 calories per 5-ounce glass, and is made from grapes sourced from California. The new Sauvignon Blanc joins Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rosé in Fresh Vine’s portfolio, which retails between $15 and $23 in stores nationwide.

The Wildest Flavored Beers—and the Brewers Behind Them

It’s becoming increasingly popular for breweries to take food items—really anything you can think of, from chocolate cake to Swedish fish or even whole chicken parmesan sandwiches—and add them directly to the grain bill of the beer or during fermentation to let those flavors infuse into the brewing beer.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/02/wildest-flavored-beers-and-brewers/

Drought plagues Tuscan wine producers

Tuscan producers and grape growers are looking to salvage what they can of this year’s crop as drought and a major heatwave take a toll on the region’s wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/drought-plagues-tuscan-wine-producers/

Boston Beer Debuting Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey In Partnership With Beam Suntory

Boston Beer is launching Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey through its partnership with Beam Suntory. Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey will launch across five markets, including MA, RI, OH, MO and TX, plus military outlets.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Boston Beer Company and to bring Twisted Tea into the whiskey space,” said Stephanie Kang, senior director, Strategic Ventures at Beam Suntory. “We’re taking the great taste of Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea and reimagining it as a whiskey to deliver on the bold and unexpected experiences consumers are looking for.”

Twisted Tea Whiskey is made with real brewed tea and inspired by the brand’s flagship product, Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea Original flavor. It’s recommended to be served on its own or as an addition to a cocktail, and is rolling out in 50-ml., 750-ml. and 1-liter bottles. The new product is bottled at 65 proof.

Boston Beer Company will handle national marketing and advertising, public relations, and social media promotion for Twisted Tea Whiskey, and is leveraging Beam Suntory’s expertise in distillation, distribution, sales and trade and local marketing for the new offering. The two companies say they plan to expand their partnership across more key products and brands in the future.

How to Drink Wine Like an Italian

“What’s one thing you think Americans are doing wrong when we drink wine?”

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/03/how-to-drink-wine-like-an-italian/

Prosecco DOC gains trademark protection In New Zealand

The European trademark office has reached a bi-lateral agreement with New Zealand which recognizes the Prosecco DOC trademark.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/10133/Prosecco_DOC_gains_trademark_protection_In_New_Zealand.html

Will drinking alcohol make a cold worse?

Alcohol’s reputation as a medicinal aid can be traced back to biblical times, but with all we know in modern medicine, will drinking alcohol make a cold worse, or could it actually help?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/will-drinking-alcohol-make-a-cold-worse/

Cannubi

Barolo is beloved by consumers, but there is one part of it that really gets hearts racing.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/08/cannubi-barolos-sacred-ground

How Italy’s ancient coastal wines are seeing a resurgence

Up and down Italy’s dramatic coastline, vintners are reclaiming the age-old growing practices of their ancestors – often in geologically extreme conditions – to produce a range of extraordinary-tasting wines.

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2022/08/how-italys-ancient-coastal-wines-are-seeing-a-resurgence

Expert shares how restaurant music can influence your drinking

A behavioural scientist has revealed some of the tricks a restaurant will use on customers to influence your meal, including how music can affect how much you drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/expert-shares-how-restaurant-music-can-influence-your-drinking/

Monster Beverage Corp to launch branded alcoholic flavoured malt beverage

‘The Beast Unleashed’ will be Monster’s first alcohol-based product under its namesake brand moniker.

https://www.just-drinks.com/news/monster-beverage-corp-to-launch-branded-alcoholic-flavoured-malt-beverage/

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ Association Calls for a White Wine Emoji

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ Association has launched an initiative to introduce a white wine emoji in spring 2022.

https://www.falstaff.com/en/nd/new-zealand-winegrowers-association-calls-for-white-wine-emoji/

A Guide To Italy’s Best Wine Regions

These vineyards in Italy’s best wine regions have some of the most delicious wines and beautiful views.

https://www.thetravel.com/guide-to-italy-wine-regions/

How A Cave Discovery Changed What We Know About Sicily’s Winemaking History

While production has increased in the modern age, winemaking wasn’t thriving back in the day

https://www.tastingtable.com/949557/how-a-cave-discovery-changed-what-we-know-about-sicilys-winemaking-history/?utm_campaign=clip

Why this book from the ’80s is still the best thing written about wine

It’s a book that shows us the value of wine will always be greater than can be measured by its price on a market, or the opinion of a critic, or the analysis of a technician.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/129469244/why-this-book-from-the-80s-is-still-the-best-thing-written-about-wine

Nearly 30% Of People Agree This Is The Best Red Wine

In a recent Tasting Table survey, voters were able to vote for their favorite drink, and one variety won their preference.

https://www.tastingtable.com/954547/nearly-30-of-people-agree-this-is-the-best-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Spicy rosés are the new spicy margaritas and fans are obsessed with this latest trend

But is this trend actually tasty? Or is it just aesthetic nonsense? I tried it so you don’t have to, and this is what I thought…

https://www.womanandhome.com/us/food/food-news/spicy-rose-our-verdict-on-the-latest-jalapeno-in-wine-trend/

How Madeira Wine Helped Found America

John Hancock, known for his strong signature on the Declaration of Independence, laid the foundation for the American Revolution with large shipments of the beloved Portuguese wine

https://darik.news/rhodeisland/how-madeira-wine-helped-found-america/566973.html

What are the different kinds of beers called? IPA, stout, lager, ale

For the beer connoisseur, ordering a simple beer becomes very complicated when the choice is opened up into its various forms.

https://en.as.com/latest_news/what-are-the-different-kinds-of-beers-called-ipa-stout-lager-ale-n/

How The French Brewed Some Of The First Beer In History

It seems as though France, albeit in the Iron Age, has a fine output of early beer as well,

https://www.tastingtable.com/952346/how-the-french-brewed-some-of-the-first-beer-in-history/?utm_campaign=clip

The Beginner’s Guide To Austrian Wines

Austria’s winemaking history mirrors the larger wine landscape in Europe: ancient roots,

https://www.tastingtable.com/955393/the-beginners-guide-to-austrian-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

New Angry Orchard

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard has released Hardcore Dark Cherry Apple Imperial Hard Cider. The 8% abv cider is made with bittersweet apples and dark cherry juice from concentrate. The new cider is now available across the U.S. in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and will also be featured in the brand’s upcoming fall variety pack.

Every Major Type Of White Wine You Would Ever Need To Know

There are so many different white wines to choose from, but we’re going to cover 10 of the most common types you’ll find at wine shops and grocery store shelves.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/740473/every-major-type-of-white-wine-you-would-ever-need-to-know/?utm_campaign=clip

French history myths: France is the birthplace of wine

You might be surprised that France – one of the world’s top wine exporters – is not where wine originated.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20220808/french-history-myths-france-is-the-birthplace-of-wine/

Family Wineries in Turmoil

Why most family wineries won’t survive, and what others are doing to ensure that they will. Roger Morris reports.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/families-wine/family-wineries-turmoil

Why A Wine Photo Has Trader Joe’s Shoppers Crying Inflation

In a recent post shared on Reddit, a Trader Joe’s shopper seemed to be shopping blissfully unaware of just how serious the inflation crisis was — until they reached the wine section.

 https://www.mashed.com/955867/why-a-wine-photo-has-trader-joes-shoppers-crying-inflation/?utm_campaign=clip

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spitting Wine

Professionals spit their wine and you should too — here’s how

https://pix.wine/the-drop/how-to-spit-wine/

The Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Beer and Oysters

But there is another category of adult beverage out there that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to creating stunning flavor pairings with salty, briny oysters: beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-to-pairing-beer-and-bivalves/

The Special Malts That Give Beer A Caramel Flavor

In the same way that a coffee bean’s roast and origin determines the final flavor and mouthfeel of your morning cuppa joe, the malt a beer is brewed with determines the finished product, as well.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/953276/the-special-malts-that-give-beer-a-caramel-flavor/?utm_campaign=clip

France tightens by-the-glass wine rules for venues

The French government has passed a new law that tightens the rules for wines sold by-the-glass or carafe, with those who fail to follow the new rules liable to be fined.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/france-tightens-by-the-glass-wine-rules-for-venues/

What Does It Mean If Your Beer Bubbles Downward When Poured?

If you have a few too many beers, your perception of physics might feel slightly altered.

https://www.tastingtable.com/953031/what-does-it-mean-if-your-beer-bubbles-downward-when-poured/?utm_campaign=clip

Native Grapes Prosper in Puglia

Known for its white-sand beaches and seemingly endless sunny days, Puglia is the vacationland of Italy

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/21/native-grapes-prosper-in-puglia/

How the Fall of the Soviet Union Changed Wine Forever

One of the 20th century’s most seminal moments occurred in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and communist rule ended across much of the Eastern Bloc.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/09/how-the-fall-of-the-soviet-union-changed-wine-forever/

New Harpoon

Harpoon Brewery has launched Open League, the first non-alcoholic beer from the New England brewer. The 0.5% abv or less beer is modeled after hazy IPAs and is made with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic hops, with added sea salt and toasted buckwheat, among other ingredients. Open League contains 35 calories per serving and is now available in Harpoon’s distribution footprint.

What to expect from Italy’s 2022 vintage – from Alto Adige to Sicily

Italy’s 2022 vintage has needed a great deal of tactical and strategical interventions from its winemakers to reach its peak. Filippo Bartolotta speaks to producers about what can be expected from this year’s crop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/what-to-expect-from-italys-2022-vintage-from-alto-adige-to-sicily/

What Does ‘Chewy’ Mean in Wine?

At first glance, it may seem odd to apply the same textural assessment to wine as one would to a chocolate chip cookie. But if wine can be crunchy, it can be chewy too.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/09/what-does-chewy-mean-in-wine/

Does pairing wine with food actually work or is it all poncy nonsense?

Why can’t you have Champagne with pizza and red wine with oysters, asks Eric Asimov. With wine and food, rules are made to be broken

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-and-food-pairing-ideas-b2105017.html

32 Classic Wines For Beginners, Explained

Exploring the vast world of wine is an endless endeavor that can quickly become overwhelming if you have no base for your decision process

https://www.tastingtable.com/958141/classic-wines-for-beginners-explained/?utm_campaign=clip

French wine appellations AOP and IGP – what is the point?

Winemaker Jonathan Hesford’s view on what the French wine classification system really means

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Mag/Food-and-Drink/French-wine-appellations-AOP-and-IGP-what-is-the-point

What you really need to know about the CO2 shortages

Yes, there’s a crisis, but you should know more about the complex story behind it

http://washingtonbeerblog.com/the-co2-shortages-are-back-in-the-news-it-isnt-good-news/

Everything You Need to Know About Vermouth

Lesson number one: put your vermouth in the fridge.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vermouth

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

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Liquor Industry News 08-08-22

August 8, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

08-08-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

The Challenges and Benefits of Marketing Wine Regions Without a Signature Grape

For many New World or emerging wine regions, a succinct message often comes down to a signature varietal wine on which to stake their claim.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/14/wine-grape-without-region/

The science behind natural wines

The natural wine movement may seem new and trendy, but, winemakers have been making “natural” wine for thousands of years.

https://www.plonkwineclub.com/blogs/stories/the-science-behind-natural-wines

8 Things You Should Know About Smirnoff Ice

While the Smirnoff brand has been around since 1864, it wasn’t until 1999 that Ice was introduced.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-smirnoff-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=89322c707e-July_18_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-89322c707e-38937345&mc_cid=89322c707e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What is vodka made from? The origin story of the most popular liquor in the US

The origin of this popular hard liquor is under debate with Russians and Poles disagreeing over where the liquor got its name

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/food-dining/2022/07/18/how-vodka-is-made/7814632001/

A Wine-Lover’s Guide to Paso Robles: 11 Appellations to Know

Everything is big in Paso Robles—pickup trucks, cowboy hats, bold red blends—but especially the more than 610,000-acre grapegrowing appellation itself.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-paso-robles-11-appellations-to-know/

4 Countries Where South American Sparkling Wine Shines

In South America, bubbles are bursting with grace. Winemakers are creating an array of styles through Charmat and traditional methods using Pinot NoirChardonnay and other varieties.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/18/south-american-sparkling-wine/

Ouzo 101: An Introduction to Greece’s Celebratory Spirit

Although it has existed for centuries, ouzo reigns as one of the most enigmatic spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/19/ouzo-101-an-introduction-to-greeces-celebratory-spirit/

New Study Links Wine to Better Cognitive Function in Elderly

A Japanese study finds that people over age 75 may benefit from a regular glass of wine

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/new-study-links-wine-to-better-cognitive-function-in-elderly

Why Do People Christen Ships With Champagne?

What’s the deal with people smashing bottles of champagne on ships?

https://historyofyesterday.com/why-do-people-christen-ships-with-champagne-f4620f34ee52

Confectionery in Japan creates hard candy that tastes like wine

Newlon Confectionery Co. has developed candies made using locally produced wines in support of the local wine industry hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14662676

Don’t blame it on the sulphur

Sulphur has been miscast as a venomous villain: alleged giver of the red wine headache, migraines, sinus, and more.

https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=39674

Inside the Iconic Red Blends of Bolgheri

Located on the Tuscan coast in the province of Livorno, the picture-perfect village of Bolgheri, dominated by its iconic cypress-lined avenue, now turns out some of Italy’s most celebrated wines.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/20/bolgheri-tuscany-red-wine/

Native Grapes Prosper in Puglia

Known for its white-sand beaches and seemingly endless sunny days, Puglia is the vacationland of Italy.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/21/native-grapes-prosper-in-puglia/

Amalfi lemons under threat from climate change

Italy’s famous Amalfi lemons are on the decline, which could impact the country’s Limoncello business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/amalfi-lemons-under-threat-from-climate-change/

Massachusetts Announces Age Compliance Checks for DtC Shippers

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission in Massachusetts recently announced that they will be conducting Minimum Purchase Age Compliance Checks in retail stores and aimed at direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shippers through December 31, 2022

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/massachusetts-announces-age-compliance-checks-for-dtc-shippers/

You’re Getting Divorced and You Both Want the Wine. What Next?

Sound advice on how to protect your wine collection
https://pix.wine/the-drop/divorce-wine-laws/

How To Pick A Natural Wine, Even If You Know Nothing About It

If the terms pét-nat, glou glou and piquette intimidate you, don’t let them.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-choose-natural-wine_l_62d7fa9fe4b06e213fb95d24

The best things you can do with ‘bad’ wine

Wine is meant to be about pleasure, so when it’s not what it should be it can be a real let down.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/drinks/129326499/the-best-things-you-can-do-with-bad-wine

Does wine help you live longer?

A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away — or does it?

https://www.livescience.com/wine-live-longer

Wine Cocktail Recipes To Impress Your Friends At Your Next House Party

If you ask us, any time is wine o’clock. But there are moments where we’re hankering for a tastier and more potent pick-me-up. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best homemade wine cocktail recipes that are bound to satisfy.

https://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/wine-cocktail-recipes-impress-friends-083008425.html

Which type of beer you should order based on your zodiac sign.

DISCOVER WHICH BREWSKI SUITS YOU BEST, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS.

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

The History Of Italy’s Happy Hour, The Aperitivo

The origins of the aperitivo date back to fifth century Greece, where the father of medicine, Hippocrates, blended sweet white wine with absinthe (via Greggio). 

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939110/the-history-of-italys-happy-hour-the-aperitivo/?utm_campaign=clip

The Science Behind Non-Alcoholic Beer and Wine Production

Rising demand for no- and low-alcohol beer and wine is spurring innovation in production methods

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-behind-non-alcoholic-beer-and-wine-production/

Constellation Debuts Woodbridge Wine Soda, Aiming To Attract New Drinkers

Constellation Brands is looking to pioneer a new drinks category with the introduction of Woodbridge Wine Soda. Calling the launch “a first-of-its-kind wine experience in the United States,” the company is rolling out wine sodas in Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, and Orange Soda expressions, all made with California wine and natural flavors and weighing in at 7% abv.

“We know many drinkers want something other than traditional varietal wines, which inspired us to create Woodbridge Wine Sodas to provide consumers with a new way to experience and enjoy wine that is less formal and more fun,” said Woodbridge brand vice president Serena Shrivastava. Billed as having a “flavor-dominant, wine-recessive profile,” the new range is expected to compete against hard seltzers and ultimately bring new consumers into the wine category. Woodbridge Wine Sodas are debuting nationwide in variety six-packs of 250-ml. cans retailing at $11-$13.

Villamagna DOC: Leading the Way for Montepulciano in Abruzzo

Villamagna is a tiny appellation by any measure: 85 hectares, seven producers, two wines (Villamagna DOC and Villamagna DOC Riserva).

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/07/26/villamagna-doc/

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drink Clean Wine

In the U.S., there is no mandatory ingredient or nutrient labeling for wine (aside from alcohol by volume), and many people are shocked to learn that there can be more than grapes in that bottle.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/939608/reasons-why-you-shouldnt-drink-clean-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Can You Make Sparkling Wine With a Soda Stream

 

You have a SodaStream. You have wine, but what you really want is sparkling wine. So can you make some in your SodaStream?

https://www.lifesavvy.com/138219/can-you-make-sparkling-wine-with-a-soda-stream/

7 Types of Wine to Know (Even If You’re Just a Casual Drinker)

Shop at a dedicated  a wine store, if possible. While there’s nothing wrong with grocery store vino, a wine shop will have the most varied selection of bottles from small producers. (Plus, the expert help you can get there is indispensable.)

https://www.purewow.com/food/types-of-wine

Piedmont’s Underdog Reds: 5 Native Grapes That Aren’t Nebbiolo

Celebrated for structuredageworthy reds made with Nebbiolo—think Barolo and Barbaresco—and for delicious and fun full-bodied BarberasPiedmont also turns out fascinating reds from other little-known native grapes (some once nearly extinct) chock full of personality.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/piedmonts-underdog-reds-5-native-grapes-that-arent-nebbiolo/

New 1000 Stories

1000 Stories, part of the Concha y Toro-owned Fetzer Vineyards portfolio, is debuting two new wines aged in virgin American oak, American Barrel-Aged Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Retailing at $20 a 750-ml., the two new offerings will roll out in August and October respectively. With the new products, 1000 Stories is also introducing updated packaging across its range, shipping to retailers nationwide in October. Additionally, 1000 Stories has appointed winemaker Sebastian Donoso to lead its winemaking operations. Donoso takes over for founding winemaker Bob Blue, who retired in June.

Labatt USA and Barstool Sports Launch ‘Big Deal Brewing’

NHL vets Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney, hosts of the #1 hockey podcast in the world, Spittin’ Chiclets, and Barstool Sports have partnered with Labatt USA to launch a new beer brand, Big Deal Brewing.

https://www.fb101.com/labatt-usa-and-barstool-sports-launch-big-deal-brewing/

How to Open a Champagne Bottle Without Spilling a Drop

Here are five steps to open a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine like a pro.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/26/how-to-open-a-champagne-bottle/

Explore Italy With These 15 Wines

Italian wines are popular worldwide — let’s explore them through these 15 bottles.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/941960/explore-italy-with-these-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

How sweeping reforms will help Champagne handle peaks and troughs in supply and demand

The Champenois have reacted quickly to the changing market and some of the side effects that climate warming is having on grape growing in the appellation, announcing sweeping reforms to the way in which the reserve system operates.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/how-sweeping-reforms-will-help-champagne-handle-peaks-and-troughs-in-supply-and-demand/

The hidden truth of alternative wine bottle formats

Non-glass bottles seem to be the newest thing to talk about.

https://www.hudin.com/the-hidden-truth-of-alternative-wine-bottle-formats/

Understanding Chianti vs Chianti Classico Through Their Tangled Pasts

Trying to understand Chianti vs Chianti Classico is a little like driving in Italy – maddening, frightening, and strangely exhilarating. Also rewarding. Good Chianti wines abound – unraveling the region starts with a swipe through its noble yet tangled past.

https://lmarcher.com/2022/07/27/understanding-chianti-vs-chianti-classico-through-their-tangled-pasts/

How a Salad Bar Disaster Changed the Course of U.S. Wine History

Europeans and Americans have a different definition of organic wine. Here’s why

https://pix.wine/the-drop/american-organic-wine-sulfite/

4 Ways to Pair Wine and Ricotta

An unripened soft cheese, ricotta is endlessly versatile. It’s easy to spread, whip and incorporate into recipes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/27/4-ways-to-pair-wine-and-ricotta/

Scotch and Cheese Pairings are Really a Thing

We don’t know if that is necessarily true or not but some of us do enjoy whiskey as much as we do wine.

https://outvoices.us/food-and-drink/paring-scotch-and-cheese

How To Make [Almost] Every Day A Wine Holiday!

But if you’re not like me, and you’re looking for an excuse, a reason or a wine-related party theme, here’s a calendar to get you through the rest of the year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabortolot/2022/07/27/when-every-day-is-a-wine-holiday/?sh=5cd0323fc7f0

Everything You Need to Know About Malvasia

Malvasia may not be terribly familiar to many wine lovers, but its contributions are significant.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/everything-you-need-to-know-about-malvasia

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Liquor Industry News 07-25-22

July 25, 2022

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

5 Worst Beer Habits for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians

The good news is that there are ways to still enjoy a beer from time to time while you’re also trying to lose weight.

https://www.eatthis.com/worst-beer-habits-for-weight-loss/

The 4 Worst Alcoholic Beverages for Blood Sugar

Before choosing a drink, keep your blood sugar stable by keeping these four drinks in mind.

https://www.eatthis.com/the-4-worst-alcoholic-beverages-for-blood-sugar/

Find out the top 10 wineries of California

A new top 10 list of must-try wineries within California has been identified by ratings and reviews site Yelp.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/find-out-the-top-10-wineries-of-california/

Fortified wine sector to grow following its ‘health benefits’ becoming popular

The fortified wine category is expanding due to the growing demand for premium celebratory drinks with “benefits,” according to a new report.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/fortified-wine-sector-to-grow-following-its-health-benefits-becoming-popular/

Drought emergency declared in Northern Italy

The government of Italy has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Northern Italy due to the severe drought that has been affecting the region.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/drought-emergency-declared-in-northern-italy/

New documentary explores links between US and Bordeaux wines

Production company E-Studi’Oz is set to launch a documentary investigating the historical links between the US, Bordeaux and its wines, centring around Thomas Jefferson’s role in bringing the two wine regions into a longstanding relationship.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/new-documentary-explores-links-between-us-and-bordeaux-wines/

The Wines of Tiny Luxembourg Make a Big Impression

The second-richest country in the world per capita, Luxembourg is arguably better known for tax breaks than for its rich wine history.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/05/luxembourg-wine-guide/

Higher, cooler, superior: exploring the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene

A Unesco World Heritage site and a DOCG, the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are home to untold riches, says a smitten Nina Caplan, as she uncovers vineyards, restaurants, hotels and tours showcasing the region’s Prosecco Superiore

https://cluboenologique.com/story/conegliano-valdobbiadene-prosecco-superiore-travel-nina-caplan/

Is It Time To Pay Attention to English Whisky?

English whisky, a previously nonexistent category, is growing fast with a flurry of new brands soon to arrive on U.S. shores

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/english-whisky-pay-attention/

Beer could be good for gut microbia, study suggests

Researchers in Portugal have claimed that drinking a beer can improve the composition of intestinal microbiota, which could in turn help to prevent chronic conditions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/07/beer-could-be-good-for-gut-microbia-study-suggests/

Wines of Abruzzo Series – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo – Italy’s Standout Rosé

Located two hours northeast of Rome, Abruzzo was not just a beautiful juxtaposition of the landscape with rugged mountainsides and the Adriatic Sea.

https://girlsgogrape.com/2022/07/02/wines-of-abruzzo-series-cerasuolo-dabruzzo-italys-standout-rose/

Slow Wine or Industrial Wine?

What To Learn From the Label and Why You Should Care

https://medium.com/@kathy_naturalwineschool/slow-wine-or-industrial-wine-74e40c02b1cd

What Makes A Wine Last More Than Five Years?

Over 90 percent of all wines in the world are made to be consumed within one year, and less than 1 percent of the world’s wines are made to be aged for more than five years.

https://www.pcwinery.com/what-makes-a-wine-last-more-than-five-years/

How Luxury Wines Overcome Stigma at the Grocery Store

Some wines don’t look as good under fluorescent lights, but luxury wines are making strides in improving your grocery store’s wine aisle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-luxury-wines-overcome-stigma-at-the-grocery-store/

Bourgogne Hidden Gem: Petit Chablis 

To understand the wines of Petit Chablis you have to know its soils and how much sun its vineyards get compared to other parts of the wider appellation.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/petit-chablis-burgundy-domaine-yvon-laurent-vocoret/

Oregon Welcomes its 23rd American Viticultural Area (AVA)

Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon, the newest appellation in Oregon and nested American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the Willamette Valley, has received federal recognition as an official AVA.

https://industry.oregonwine.org/press-releases/oregon-welcomes-its-23rd-american-viticultural-area-ava/

How Does Drinking While Flying Impact Your Jet Lag?

You may have heard that, with the help of a drink or two, you’ll be able to sleep for the duration of the flight, thus beating any potential jet lag. But the truth of the matter is that drinking while flying won’t help you beat jet lag; in fact, it’s probably going to make things worse.

https://vinepair.com/articles/drinking-alcohol-impact-jet-lag/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d26872b7b9-July_7_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d26872b7b9-38937345&mc_cid=d26872b7b9&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Napa Changes Its Rules to Allow Microwineries

Under previous rules, most small, family-owned ventures could not conduct tours or offer tastings of their own wines on their own vineyard property.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/07/07/napa-changes-its-rules-to-allow-microwineries

9 Alternatives to the Wine You Drank in College

The next time you’re exploring new wine options or looking to try something new that compares to one you already know you like, consider these nine widely-available alternatives to the wine you drank in college.

https://vinepair.com/articles/alternatives-to-wine-you-drank-in-college/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5e6a2d7837-July_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5e6a2d7837-38937345&mc_cid=5e6a2d7837&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

This Day in Wine History Launches First Online Magazine for Wine and History Lovers

The magazine offers a unique perspective intersection between wine and history

https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/130259/This-Day-in-Wine-History-Launches-First-Online-Magazine-for-Wine-and-History-Lovers

Everything You Need to Know About Dolcetto

From its perch in Piedmont in northwest Italy, Dolcetto exemplifies the great value and food-friendliness that can be found in a region more famous for pricey Barolo and Barbaresco.

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

What Is Low Alcohol Wine?

Learn what makes a wine low ABV and how to choose the best bottle

https://pix.wine/the-drop/low-alcohol-wines/

An avalanche in Italy shows how top Italian wine regions were formed. It also shows how they will be destroyed.

Many of Italy’s greatest northern wine appellations were formed by melting glaciers in the Eocene period more than 30 million years ago.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/07/07/wine-glacier-trentino-trento/

Understanding Loam Soil in Wine

In the world of viticulture, not all soil types are created equal—and although some are deemed easier to cultivate than others, they’re not always a walk in the park for those who farm them.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/08/loam-soil-wine/

Wine Prices Are at an All-Time High, 66% of Grocery Shoppers Say

Drinkers are finding workarounds to save money.


https://www.eatthis.com/news-wine-prices-at-all-time-high-grocery-shoppers-say/

In Finland, Long Drink Is a Cultural Legend With American Ties

Traditionally, long drinks were made with gin, distilled from Finland’s Juniper berries, and grapefruit soda. At the time of origin, lonkero was pre-mixed in bottles and refreshing, not too sweet with just a hint of alcohol.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/07/finland-long-drink/

The Complete Guide to Each of Buffalo Trace’s Elusive Mash Bills

No doubt about it, Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the best known in the whiskey world.

https://vinepair.com/articles/buffalo-trace-mash-bill-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4c4dc0a240-July_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4c4dc0a240-38937345&mc_cid=4c4dc0a240&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How has the vineyard area of the US states changed over the past century?

Note that California is still the top vineyard state, with New York also still near the top. However, back in 1880 Ohio and Missouri had the next two largest areas, but they have now dropped away seriously. In their place, Washington and Oregon have boomed.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/07/how-has-vineyard-area-of-us-states.html

Are Food & Drink Pairings Ridiculous?

No more ridiculous than the world itself.

https://www.everydaydrinking.com/p/food-and-drink-pairings-are-ridiculous

Do you know what zero zero wines are?

The description is the latest marketing phraseology for a subset of natural wines. It means there are zero added yeasts and zero added sulfur, a minimalist approach to winemaking that’s attracting both fans and critics.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/do-you-know-what-zero-zero-wines-are/

9 Best Wine Museums Around the World

At these attractions, visitors can delve into thousands of years of winemaking history, learn about different winemaking regions and toast living history at onsite bars and tasting rooms.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/11/best-winemaking-history-musuems/

Orange Wine Is Older Than Dirt, So Why Is It So Trendy Right Now?

Orange wine originated in the Republic of Georgia, where wine has been made for more than 8,000 years.

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-glow-up/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d9cc79cc6-July_12_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d9cc79cc6-38937345&mc_cid=9d9cc79cc6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New RTD

Dos Equis, part of the Heineken portfolio, is launching a Margarita cocktail made in Mexico with Blanco Tequila. Dos Equis Margarita Classic Lime (10% abv) is now available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans in select markets including New Mexico, New Jersey, Colorado, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Georgia. It will additionally be available in Southern California and Arizona this September.

Is Abruzzo the Next Big Thing for Italian Wine?

From the standpoint of volume, of course, Abruzzo is already a big thing.

https://wineeconomist.com/2022/07/12/abruzzo-overview/

How Sexual Confusion May Be Responsible for Your Favorite Wine

In the past several years, the consequences of climate change have started to become more and more apparent to more and more of the world.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/drink/wine/sexual-confusion-wine-biodynamics-organic/

Want to Know Your Customers Better? Play a Game with Them!

Somm Says is a free digital wine tasting game and market research platform that provides a fun, informative, and educational experience to keep consumers engaged with wine businesses, brands, and professionals.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/07/11/want-to-know-your-customers-better-play-a-game-with-them

22 Substitutes for Marsala Wine

Although some wines can be challenging to track down in the US, Marsala wine has become popular in recent years.

https://asoothingliving.com/substitutes-for-marsala-wine/

Orange Wine: Everything You Need To Know And Probably Didn’t

First, let’s clarify an important misunderstanding that comes up all the time, according to wine professionals: Orange wine is absolutely not made from oranges.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/orange-wine_l_62bf26ace4b014f50a31afec

Everything You Need to Know About Gamay

The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region, where it reaches its peak of quality and expressiveness.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/gamay-wine-grape-variety

New Survey Reveals 40% Of Wine Drinkers Prefer This Sparkling Type

To stake their claim to the wine world, sparkling wines have maintained versatility and variety even amongst themselves.

https://www.tastingtable.com/923434/new-survey-reveals-40-of-wine-drinkers-prefer-this-sparkling-type/

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?

HTTPS://WWW.BEVERAGEDAILY.COM/ARTICLE/2022/07/13/HOW-CAN-THE-US-INCREASE-BEVERAGE-CAN-RECYCLING 

What Does ‘Lush’ Mean in Wine?

Lush “describeswinethat is juicy, plump and rich, but also has depth,”

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/12/what-does-lush-mean-in-wine/

Everything You Need to Know About Gewürztraminer

The Gewürztraminer grape variety produces wines of expressive fruit, spice, and complexity.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/gewurztraminer-wine-everything-to-know

Obscure US Commission Puts All Wine Shipping in Peril

The last few years have seen the US increasingly relax over direct shipping, now that could all slip away.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/07/obscure-us-commission-puts-all-wine-shipping-in-peril

New Tequila

Clase Azul has launched a new luxury Tequila, celebrating the brand’s 25th anniversary. Clase Azul 25 Aniversario Limited Edition is bottled at 40% abv and comes in a 1-liter decanter painted in the brand’s signature cobalt blue and featuring floating dandelion seeds. Only 9,125 bottles of the Reposado Tequila will be available for a suggested price of $500 a bottle.

Wine Becomes Latest Victim of Inflation: New Survey

Wine prices have started to surge across the US as inflation and supply-chain issues impact the liquor and wine market.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wine-becomes-latest-victim-inflation-192600946.html?guccounter=1

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Liquor Industry News 07-11-22

July 11, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

07-11-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Does ‘Mouthfeel’ Mean in Wine?

Top 10 countries with the highest alcohol consumption

The History of the Cocktail Shaker

The Classic Italian Wines We Swear By

The red wines of Italy may get most of the attention, but the country’s best white wines also often achieve greatness, too.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/classic-italian-wines-we-swear-by

Italy’s Lesser-Known Wine Regions That Need to Be on Your Radar

Italy is home to some of the most familiar, beloved wines in the world. But branching out from the classics can lead to a whole new world of wine discovery.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine-regions/italys-lesser-known-wine-regions

Five Common Beer Faults and How to Recognize Them

In most commercially brewed beers, chances are, the fault is not the brewer’s,

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/17/beer-faults-guide/

How Your Nightly Glass Of Wine Can Ruin Your Teeth!

We’ve all been warned that sugary snacks and acidic fruit juice don’t do our teeth any favours.  But now dentists are warning of another hidden source of damage to our molars alcohol.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/06/how-your-nightly-glass-of-wine-can-ruin-your-teeth-2/

TikTok is Shocked With This Method Of Cleaning Wine Glasses In Dishwashers

We were today years old when we found this out.

https://dengarden.com/news/wine-glass-dishwasher-hack

How to Choose the Right Special-Occasion Wine, According to a Pro

Choosing a special-occasion wine can be a confounding experience. This advice from a top wine professional promises to make it a lot easier.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/our-picks-for-the-worlds-top-special-occasion-wine

Maker of Harpoon beers to acquire Vermont’s Long Trail

The Boston-based maker of the Harpoon family of beers has agreed to buy Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., bringing together two of New England’s most established craft brewers.

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https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/06/18/maker-of-harpoon-beers-acquire-vermonts-long-trail

Wine Word of the Month: Reduction

Is it a fault? Or something you just need to wait out? It depends on the wine.

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https://www.sommselect.com/newsletter/winespeak/

Revised Bottle Bill Likely but Retailers Not Enthused

On Beacon Hill, a measure to “modernize” the familiar bottle deposit law, expanding what’s covered and raising the deposit to 10 cents, is continuing to advance through the legislature. And while there are positives to the measure, not everyone is happy.

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/84336/revised-bottle-bill-likely-retailers-not-enthused

US consumers to spend more on mezcal and Tequila than whiskey 

Americans are set to spend more money on Tequila and mezcal than they will on US whiskey in 2022, according to new data from the IWSR.

Mezcal "Mexican traditional spirit" Producers, Oaxaca

Mezcal “Mexican traditional spirit” Producers, Oaxaca

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/us-consumers-to-spend-more-on-mezcal-and-tequila-than-whiskey/

Why does world wine production always exceed consumption?

Yet, always, year after year, global wine production exceeds consumption, usually by a considerable margin. This has long been known, but rarely discussed; and so it is worth raising the issue again here.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/06/why-does-world-wine-production-always.html

The Half Wine Bottle Deserves Its Moment in the Sun

 I don’t feel the pressure to drink more than I would otherwise want to in an attempt to curb waste.

https://vinepair.com/articles/half-wine-bottle/

Where to go Wine Tasting in Boston

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

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

Everything You Need To Know About Volcanic Wines

Like any crop, grapes that produce our favorite red or white wines are significantly impacted by their farming conditions

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]https://www.tastingtable.com/901187/everything-you-need-to-know-about-volcanic-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

The History of the Cocktail Shaker

The cocktail shaker is an essential tool for every mixologist, from novice to certified professional.

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-cocktail-shaker/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1998a29ee5-June_21_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1998a29ee5-38937345&mc_cid=1998a29ee5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Top 10 spirits brands on social media

Social media remains the go-to method for the spirits industry to communicate with consumers. We explore how the landscape of these platforms has developed over the last 12 months, and name our Social Media Hero 2022.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/06/top-10-spirits-brands-on-social-media-6/

The medal-winners from the Prosecco Masters 2022

We reveal all the medallists from this year’s Prosecco Masters, with Silvers and Golds awarded to a wide range of expressions, including pink variants, and celebrity-backed brands.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/the-medal-winners-from-the-prosecco-masters-2022/

Is Root Beer the Next Frontier in Beer Drinkers’ Cravings for Nostalgia?

Root beer has a long history in the United States as a colonized version of sassafras, a medicinal tonic made by Indigenous communities.

https://vinepair.com/articles/root-beer-trends-for-beer-drinkers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83e81d6c17-June_22_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83e81d6c17-38937345&mc_cid=83e81d6c17&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What Should I Know About Certificate of Label Approvals (COLAs)?

Here are key highlights about COLAs and what it takes to get them approved.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/what-should-i-know-about-certificate-of-label-approvals-colas/

How a Fire Forever Changed Irish Whiskey

On June 18, 1875, a fire broke out on Chamber Street in the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin.

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https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/22/great-whiskey-fire-irish-history/

The Academy of Virtual Learning Releases First Wine Course: VINOLOGY

The team at Academy of Virtual Learning believes wine education should be easily absorbed in the way one learns, as well as easily approachable and accessible to all – whether industry professionals or the wine enthusiast.

https://www.fb101.com/the-academy-of-virtual-learning-releases-first-wine-course-vinology/

5 Wines Made From the Lowest Quality Ingredients

You should know which brands have been known to use additives, synthetic chemicals, or even animal products.

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https://www.eatthis.com/wines-lowest-quality-ingredients/

What’s in My Drink? Pesticides are Lurking in Our Favorite Beverages

Have you ever stopped and wondered what’s in your drink?

https://www.greenamerica.org/whats-my-drink

‘Scotch Whisky’ granted certification trademark in the US

The United States was the number one market for Scotch in 2021, with £790 million worth of exports. Now the Scotch Whisky Association has successfully secured trademark protection for Scotland’s national drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/the-worlds-biggest-markets-for-scotch-2021/

This Is The Only Time You Should Return Wine At A Restaurant

What’s important to keep in mind here is that you are looking for faults (defects or imperfections in the wine), not your personal preferences.

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https://www.tastingtable.com/905349/this-is-the-only-time-you-should-return-wine-at-a-restaurant/?utm_campaign=clip

How to Talk About Sweetness in Wine

Sweetness in wine — or its absence, known as dryness — causes more confusion for consumers than any other sensory trait.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/06/23/how-to-talk-about-sweetness-in-wine/

Everything You Need to Know About Barolo

Barolo is one of the most prestigious and age-worthy wines in Italy, with a history that goes back centuries. Here is everything you need to know.

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

What’s the Difference Between a DOC and DOCG on a Wine Label?

Italy’s classification system consists of four categories, with the first two not serving as quality measures of the wines they are labeling, but rather the geographic location where the wine was produced

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https://vinepair.com/articles/differences-doc-docg-wine-label/

Hayfever sufferers could be better off drinking white wine than red

Is your hayfever playing up? Try parking the red wine and reaching for a white instead, say scientists.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/hayfever-sufferers-could-be-better-off-drinking-white-wine-than-red/

Everything You Need to Know About Barbera Wine

Barolo and Barbaresco may get most of the attention in Piedmont, but Barbera also produces wines of character and complexity.

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

Top 10 countries with the highest alcohol consumption

Which country consumes the most alcohol per capita in the world? Well, the answer may not be the one you expect.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/top-10-countries-with-the-highest-alcohol-consumption/

Tignanello: a Tuscan Rebel

It was in 1971, from the Tuscan calcareous and rocky marl limestone in the heart of Chianti Classico half an hour drive from Florence that, with no special welcome or announcements, the ‘enfant terrible’ of Super Tuscans was born.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/tignanello-a-tuscan-rebel/

Prosecco At its Finest: Highlights From My Recent Trip

What You Need to Know About Prosecco Superiore DOCG

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https://www.vinography.com/2022/06/prosecco-at-its-finest-highlights-from-my-recent-trip

12 Reasons Why You Should Drink Natural Wine

Wine drinkers are faced with an astounding number of options every time they consider buying a bottle or pouring a glass. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/910009/reasons-why-you-should-drink-natural-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

These Snobby Wine Terms Actually Make Tasting More Fun

Use the descriptors of the poets and sommeliers to make wine night memorable.

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https://thetakeout.com/these-snobby-wine-terms-actually-make-tasting-more-fun-1849088326

When it comes to foreign-made Prosecco, there’s power in a strong brand

The latest release from Kim Crawford might come as a surprise. The celebrated New Zealand winery has branched out to make Prosecco in Italy.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-when-it-comes-to-foreign-made-prosecco-theres-power-in-a-strong-brand/

What States Do Not Allow Alcohol to be Shipped?

DtC rules vary from one state to the next, and not every state has the same restrictions when it comes to products being shipped. What are the current limitations facing the DtC alcohol shipping industry?

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/what-states-do-not-allow-alcohol-to-be-shipped/

What Does ‘Mouthfeel’ Mean in Wine?

Whether you prefer Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, you may notice that each sip conveys more than just aromas and flavors. Wines also have what industry pros call mouthfeel.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/28/mouthfeel-wine-term-definition/

Decanter guide to picnicking for wine lovers

If you prefer your summer picnics to feature something rather more special than a juice carton, a sandwich and a packet of crisps, this is the seasonal guide for you.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/decanter-guide-to-picnicking-for-wine-lovers-480752/

Searches for wine see ‘huge acceleration’ on Google

Searches for wine have seen a “huge acceleration” on Google since 2019, but the drinks trade could be doing more to capitalise on this heightened interest in the category, according to a director at the US tech company.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/searches-for-wine-see-huge-acceleration-on-google/

Everything You Need to Know About Carignan

An important grape variety in Southern France, Spain, and beyond, Carignan often gets overshadowed by its more famous blending partners, but it plays a crucial role in some of the world’s best wines.

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

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

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Liquor Industry News 06-27-22

June 27, 2022

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Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-27-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why You Should Be Drinking Your Red Wines Chilled

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

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

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

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

Wine And Your Sign

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

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

Massachusetts steps up DTC age compliance enforcement

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

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

SJC ruling clears booze battle for ballot in MA

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

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

The Countries That Drank the Most Scotch In 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Why Ordering Wine by the Bottle at Restaurants is Better

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

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

DOES THE SOMMELIER HAVE A FUTURE?

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

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

The Reason Fancy Restaurants Prime Your Wine Glass

Fine dining is an experience, to say the least.

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

Are Empty Liquor Bottles the New Piggy Banks?

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

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

Georgian wine poised for growth in US market

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

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

20 Different Types Of Sparkling Wines Explained

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

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

Why Is Proof Double the Percentage of Alcohol?

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

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

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

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

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

New Gnarly Head

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

Fact or Fiction: Jose Cuervo Brought Us the Margarita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Liquor Industry News 06-20-22

June 20, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-20-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

How Vermont Became New England’s Natural Wine Destination

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

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

How Ann Noble and the Wine Aroma Wheel Revolutionized the Industry

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

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

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

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

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

The Absolute Best Ways To Store Champagne

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

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

Intro to Valle de Guadalupe, the Napa Valley of Mexico

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

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

Diageo calls for injunction against Bulleit lookalike

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

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

What Does ‘Supple’ Mean in Wine?

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

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

Italy The Only Top Wine Producer To See Growth In 2021

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

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

Mega Purple Is the Wine Ingredient Nobody Will Talk About

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

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

Capstone California launched as the first dedicated California wine education program

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

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

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

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

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

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

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

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

Moscato 101: Everything You Need to Know about Moscato Wine

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

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

Is There Such a Thing as “Clean Wine”?

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

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

What you need to know about New York State wines

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

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

8 Things You Should Know About Clase Azul

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

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

New Ciroc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Healthy’ Wine Labels Are Trying to Deceive You

Are organic, clean wines actually better than the rest?

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

What Actually Happens When Wine Ages on Lees?

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

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

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Liquor Industry News 06-13-22

June 13, 2022

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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06-13-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

Wine Scores: What About Those Below 80 Points?

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

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

Adding Salt to Red Wine

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

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

8 Exceptions to the Wine Rules

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

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

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

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

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

How Sulfites Became Public Enemy No.1 in Wine

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

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

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

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

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

7 Secrets Behind Why Bottled Beer Tastes So Different Than Draft

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

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

The One Beer Myth That Will Never Die

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

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

What Is Wine Structure and Is Structured Wine Good?

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

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

Are We Drinking Rosé All Wrong?

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

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

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WINE ON A BUDGET 

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

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

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

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

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

How do wine tariffs impact consumers and producers?

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

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

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

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

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

How Champagne’s Problems Could Benefit Other Sparkling Wine Categories

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

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

Former Amazon executive to launch NFT fine wine platform

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

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

Expert Editorial: 5 Myths About DTC Wine Shipping

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

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

These Are The Top 20 Beer Producing Countries In The World

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

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

New Amsterdam

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

One Florida Winery Has Produced The Very First Avocado Wine

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

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

The Wine Salt Lick

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

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

Italy Vs France

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

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

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

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

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

Do Pinot Noir Blends Exist?

Pinot Noir is seldom known to share the spotlight.

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

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

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

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

New Kraken

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

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Liquor Industry News 06-06-22

June 6, 2022

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

06-06-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

Chile officially launches organic wine association with memorable acronym

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

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

New Baileys

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

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

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

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

NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

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

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

Alsace Grand Cru Goes Red

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

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

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

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

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

Italian Wine Brands, DOC delle Venezie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wineally Launches Groundbreaking Wine Matching App

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

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

Why Unsung Wine Made Near Rome Is Finally Enjoying a Renaissance

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

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

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

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

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

The Taiwanese Wine Renaissance

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

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

Wine bottle foil is wasteful, annoying — and going away

Are we seeing the end of the wine capsule?

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

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

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

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

A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine

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

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

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

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

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

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