Liquor Industry News/Links 06-25-18

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bourbons That Are Perfect for Wine Lovers


‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer


How to Choose a Wine You’ll Love—Every Time





Storing wine on its side won’t prevent corks drying out, and may even accelerate their degeneration, according to Amorim’s director of R&D, Dr. Miguel Cabral.



How to buy great wine on a budget

The Aussie wine regions delivering great value, and other insider tips.



It sometimes gets confused for bourbon or overshadowed by its top rival, Jack Daniel’s, but George Dickel ranks as the second-largest manufacturer of Tennessee whiskey.


Flavored Whiskies Poised To Cross 11 Million Cases In The U.S.

Last year, Sazerac-owned Fireball grew by 6.5% to 4.9 million cases, and will almost certainly cross the 5-million-case threshold this year. Only six other spirits brands currently outsell Fireball by volume in the U.S. market.


Diageo’s Cîroc Enters Brandy Category

Diageo’s Cîroc brand is branching out beyond vodka to enter the brandy category. Diageo and Cîroc partner Sean “Diddy” Combs are unveiling Cîroc VS Fine French Brandy. Retailing at $36 a bottle, the new entry will be available at select retailers in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, and Las Vegas. The rollout will be backed by a U.S. promotional tour called the VS Lounge, which will visit each of the launch markets. Cîroc partnered with master distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to produce the brandy in the South of France. Cîroc’s entry into the brandy category comes as Cognac continues to soar in the U.S. and American brandies are enjoying a rise in interest.


Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study

Questions about the study could “undermine its lasting credibility,” company said.

Actual wine consumption versus the recommended maximum

Many, if not most, countries have an “official” recommended maximum level of wine consumption per week for adults. However, the recommended value differs rather a lot between the countries.


Boston Beer Company to Launches New Fuzzy Traveler Peach Shandy in July

Traveler Beer Company is expanding their all-star line-up of refreshing wheat ales – announcing the launch of brand-new Fuzzy Traveler® Peach Shandy.



Basically the article talked about the 100 point wine scoring system, how it influences wine prices and purchases, and the difference in scores at the high end of the range and their impact.


Sangria Knocks Mouton Off Top Spot

How did that happen? A drink comes out of nowhere to top our list of most searched-for wines.


Does somewhereness matter in wine?

Sourcing wines from cheaper alternatives is nothing new



Sauvignon Blanc is “becoming like plastic surgery”, as producers seek to make identical intensely aromatic styles, according to Matt Day of Klein Constantia.


Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels is on the Rise in Argentina and Chile

A new generation of winemakers in Argentina and Chile are phasing out new oak and using concrete tanks, plastic bins and other neutral vessels to produce wine that’s pure in flavor.


Technology Advances Farming and Winemaking Practices at Rombauer

If you’ve never seen a NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) map, they look pretty much like a topography map, which shows a green color in areas denoting healthy vegetation and yellow to red colors in more difficult areas.


All The Questions From The Master of Wine Test

What does it take to be an Master of Wine?


French Winemakers Are Flocking to South Africa–Here’s Why

More affordable vineyard land and the appeal of a new terroir are just two of the factors

Licor 43 targets coffee trend with new liqueur

Spanish liqueur Licor 43 has launched a new line extension that contains coffee from the Canary Islands.

Please Don’t Drink Wine When You’re Sad

Way too many people ask me what wine to drink when they’re feeling sad. Don’t ever, ever do this.


How To Speak Wine Like You’re Wise Beyond Your Years

The thing about wine, aside from being a miracle, is that it is subjective.


Origins of Wine and Why You Might Want to Try Less-Popular Grapes

Walk into a wine shop today and you’ll likely find hundreds of brands and vintages, but most of them will be made from a handful of grape varieties grown in a handful of wine-making hotspots, like France, Italy, California, and Australia.


Is *This* Type of Wine the Next Rosé?

Good news for those who roll their eyes whenever their friends ask, “Is this a Wölffer?” because we’re calling it: Blueberry wine should be your new summer go-to.



Memorize These 3 Phrases & You’ll Never Order A Wine You Don’t Like

When it comes to wine, our decision-making abilities look something like this: We’re either gambling with a hastily-grabbed bottle from the wine shop’s suggested section, or we’re playing it safe with the first recognizable glass on the wine list.



New research has revealed where to find the biggest drinkers in the USA. Is MA Top 5 YES!!



Uber has filed a patent for technology that can detect if its users are drunk while using the app.


Jack Daniel’s tells French wine maker it cannot use its own chateau’s name on drink

The Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corporation is challenging the right of the 16th century Loire Valley château to call its wine ‘Chambord’ on the grounds that the US firm has produced a liqueur of the same name for more than a decade.


Why Rosé Is the Best Wine to Drink on a Flight

JetBlue’s wine expert Jon Bonné explains why your drink might taste different in the air, and why your favorite pink wine is the best choice of all.


How to Pair Wine With Shack Burgers

The ideal wine to drink with a Shack Burger is similarly in need of some image rehab: Australian Shiraz.


The Why, When and How of Wine Blending

The majority of the wines you drink are blends, but why do winemakers blend and what does each variety bring to the final wine? Washington State winemakers tell us their tricks.


The latest beers are inspired by booze

Ballast Point’s decision to go national with its Moscow Mule Ale came about after some good old-fashioned experimentation


This Whiskey Is Flavored with Beaver

The use of beaver secretions, called castoreum, is not as bizarre as it may sound


Seaweed is everywhere but in beer; why?

Some New England breweries have created seaweed beers.



An Israeli drinks company has created flavored water infused with “the spirit of wine” as demand for low and no ABV products rises


The Big Parkerization Lie

Parkerization is the perceived phenomenon of a global wine production trend that sought to achieve an “international style” of wines that would garner high scores from Parker, mainly during the peak of his tasting career between 1990 and 2015.


Not everything is rosy in the world of rosé wines

How could this have happened? As I write this I’m halfway through a six-week trip to Mediterranean France and Spain, and I’m falling out of love with rosé wines.


Milky wine glasses explained

It’s very annoying when your wine glasses turn milky-white after being in a dishwasher.


Is Cava About To Hit The Fast Lane?

Many people urging others to try Cava again, to forget Prosecco and admire its superior quality and the fact it is traditional method over Charmat, holding deeper rich flavours, finer bubbles and much more


‘Zero gravity’ champagne bottle lets you celebrate in outer space

Without the assistance of gravity, the unusual-looking bottle uses the champagne’s gas to expel the liquid from the bottle into a ring-shaped frame.


US distillery creates pouches for home cocktail machine

The tabletop cocktail machine uses flavour and spirit pouches to mix drinks including the Rum Punch, Appletini and Margarita


What to pair with unusual wines? Some tips…

Here are some challenges and suggestions when selecting a meal with an unusual wine.


Sotheby’s Retail has introduced a new ‘Instant Cellars’ concept, giving customers in the US and Hong Kong the chance to buy wine collections for drinking, cellaring and investment.

More than grapes: Wine can be sourced from many different fruits

When discussing wine, the conversation often centers around the grapes from which it is made. Very few of us consider wine made from other fruits being of any significance in tasting status, which, of course, is incorrect.

Magnetic nanoparticles could salvage yucky wine

Wines such as cabernet sauvignon contain high amounts of chemical compounds known as alkylmethoxypyrazines (MPs), their fruity/floral bouquet can be overwhelmed, resulting in an off-putting flavor and aroma.


Stephen Curry and the Warriors sprayed $500K worth of sparkling wine at championship parade

The NBA champions know a thing or two about poppin’ bottles


A lesson on wine terms that will go down easy

If you have ever had trouble keeping certain public figures straight — actors, writers, movie directors — perhaps you have had the same confounding experiences with some wine words.



From backyard picnics to tapas bars to your local Outback Steakhouse, sangria is a summertime staple.



Women are happier drinking white rather than red wine, study reveals

Experts found emotions such as joy and happiness were enhanced by fruity and floral white wines while red led to feeling aggressive



Wine’s great unanswered questions

So what are the great unanswered questions of wine? And what would it mean if they were finally solved?


Three oak alternatives

Oak barrels can add flavour and also allow a small amount of air into the vessel, which allows the wine to mature or develop. Both benefits may be successfully mimicked with the use of oak chips, barrel inserts or inner staves together with micro-oxygenation. Purists might argue that barrels do it better but they cannot argue with the economics.


This barber will wash your hair with Prosecco

Life has become luxurious to the point where you can now get a sparkling wine shampoo.


‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer

Craft beer is here to stay: but what are consumers looking for? And what does this mean for the craft brewing industry? The good news is that craft beer consumption continues to rise; but a new report warns that building brand loyalty will be an uphill task for many craft brewers.

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Bourbons That are Perfect for Wine Lovers

America is in the midst of a Bourbon boom. Producers are finishing this spirit in wine casks, using hyper-local ingredients and other innovative techniques to create whiskeys you are going to want to try.



Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that.


How to Choose a Wine You’ll Love—Every Time

The Mondavi sisters, born and raised in the Napa Valley wine industry, share their tips for finding your go-to bottle once and for all.


Introducing the ‘wine wall’ – The bizarre wedding trend that sees guests being handed a glass of vino through a hedge

Wedding trends are officially getting ‘out of hand’


Forget Your Phone? New Machine Prints Tweets In Your Beer

A Swedish beer brand is encouraging World Cup fans to ditch their phones in favor of a new machine that prints soccer tweets on their drinks.



Flavored vodkas, once a punchline, are getting a post-millennial makeover.


The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales

A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries face on the internet.



Going Beyond Austria’s Grüner Veltliner

While Grüner Veltliner will always be an Austrian wine scene staple, the country also produces delicious Gelber Muskatellers, Sauvignon Blancs and white wine blends you are going to want on your shelf.


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