Liquor Industry News/Links 01-28-19

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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


Smelling the Cork!?! Why You SHOULD Do It!

Get to Know Your Vodka

IPA Means Nothing Anymore





Beam Suntory-owned Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark and fellow Kentucky-based business Ted’s Cigars are suing each other over a trademark dispute relating to a red wax seal.


There are a number of challenges facing the nation’s spirits producers.


Wine of Spain estimates a harvest yield of 48 million hl (source: OEMV), compared with the 36-38 million hl that was reported in 2017.

This School For Wine Adds An Online Wine Sales Management Course

The Online Wine Business Management course certificate has attracted people from more than a dozen countries

Consumers Can Verify Wine Quality on the Blockchain With VeChain Tech

In stores, shoppers will be able to use the tags to scan a QR code that instantly reveals the authentic product history of each bottle of wine. Information will include how it was cultivated and bottled, the variety of the grape and the owner of the vineyard. It will also contain information on how the wine should be consumed.

Tea instead of sulphur to protect the wine

Researches have now developed a soluble powdered tannin extract from honeybush that is totally tasteless. This extract is added in small quantities, around 2 grams per

100 litres for white wines. This additive is said to protect the wine so well that no sulphites need to be added.

Monsanto’s Toxic Chemical Glyphosate Found In 100% Of California Wines Tested

Old article revisted

How Does Glyphosate End Up In Wine?

This chart of total alcohol sales offers an interesting comparison of the volume of alcohol sold on-demand compared with online Direct to Consumer.

Top 5 Champagne Disasters | How NOT to open a bottle of Sparkling Wine?

Watch the video of these 5 incredible Champagne opening mess-ups:

Select Board in MA nixes liquor store license

Great example of how a town looks at “public need”

Said the number of liquor stores in the immediate area indicates that there simply isn’t a need for another one.



Heavy metal icons Metallica and California’s Stone Brewing have released a new beer which will launch in the US this week, and internationally in spring when the band sets out on its 2019 European tour.



China is among the fastest growing manufacturers of white wine and it is now the 7th largest red wine producing country worldwide!


Wine for Beginners: An Easy Explanation of Different Wine Types

After reading through this guide, you should have a working knowledge of the different types of wine and enough vocabulary to set out and buy your first serious bottle

Distell to launch new premium wine company

Africa’s leading wines and spirits producer and marketer Distell said on Tuesday it was launching Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all its premium brands.


IPA Means Nothing Anymore

IPA is less of a single style now and more a platform for innovation


Fireball unseats Allen’s Coffee Brandy as Maine’s best-selling liquor

The long reign of Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy as Maine’s top-selling liquor has come to an end.


4 Things Wine Pros Know That You Can Too

If understanding wine is on your 2019 goal list, here are insider tips and challenges to bring you up to speed


Here’s how much a bottle of wine costs in each of the world’s 10 most expensive cities

If you’re planning a trip to Tel Aviv, Seoul, or Singapore, you may want to factor in a wine budget in advance

How to Pair Wine With Sushi

Sake isn’t your only beverage options for this Japanese staple


A new report showing millennials in the US are turning away from wine as the growth rate in the world’s largest and “most exciting” market slows down, should be a “wake-up” for the industry.


Coca-Cola has launched a line of alcohol-free sparkling drinks called Bar Nøne, featuring a Sangria, Dry Aged Cider, Bellini Spritz and a Spiced Ginger Mule.


A total of 309.1 million litres of Tequila was produced in 2018, up 13.9% on 2017 and the second-highest volume ever recorded, according to the National Tequila Regulatory Chamber (CNIT).

Culinary Trends are Changing the Way Wine is Consumed

This zeal for culinary traditions and trends has laid groundwork for wine pairing as a true art form.


Here are some of the most critical mistakes we see wineries making today.

Wine vs. Health in 2019

Let’s look at the topic of wine and health and where we stand in 2019.

New Glen Moray

Glen Moray has introduced a new Speyside Scotch whisky to the U.S. market. The 40%-abv whisky is first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before finishing for a number of months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. The whisky is the sixth release in the producer’s Elgin Classic series, which includes a standard Speyside and a peated whisky, along with Port, Chardonnay, and Sherry cask finished varieties. Glen Moray Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish is rolling out now across the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $30 a 750-ml. Prestige Beverage Group handles Glen Moray in the U.S, where the brand was up 4% to 26,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

When did choosing which wine to have with dinner become like Tinder?

Restaurateur and writer, Ilana Sharlin Stone shares 10 tips that will make your food and your wine taste better – together.

‘Prosecco-like?’: EU digs in over fight to rename Australian wine and cheese

Sources confirmed the government had managed to walk back an EU proposal that would have forced Australian producers to use names such as “feta-like”, “parmesan-like” or “prosecco-like” to meet demands from Greece and Italy that any new trade deal must guarantee exclusive naming rights to certain local products.


Asti is unleashing two brand new DOCG wines onto the market.

Like Moscato d’Asti, the new DOCGs are made from 100 percent Moscato Bianco grapes grown in the region, but don’t require Moscato dAsti’s vintage declaration.


Small wineries just can’t charge big price

The smaller producers struggle with distribution because they simply don’t make enough wine to sell in multiple states.


U.S. wine has steadily lost American market share to imports. Now struggling to hold on to 65%


Cognac Export Figures 2018

Cognac shipments are up again in 2018


Wine is different from other alcohols, not responsible for binge drinking, French minister claims

The minister’s comments were deemed unhelpful by addiction experts as France is suffering from one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in Europe, with wine being the most popular drink in the country.


How Family Wineries Will Get Your Attention In 2019

Family wineries—many without robust data analytics staff, the report notes—hope that authenticity, superb wine and a warm welcome will be enough to keep customers coming back.


How White Zinfandel saved Napa Valley wine

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms would not accept Sutter Home marketing the wine as “Oeil de Perdrix” because the name implied a foreign origin. Trinchero then added “White Zinfandel” to the name and the ATF approved the label.


Sailor Jerry $20,000 guitars go on sale

Spiced rum Sailor Jerry has collaborated with CF Martin & Co to release two limited edition guitars adorned with imagery from tattooist Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins – priced at US$19,999 each.


Loire Valley: A Wine Region You Need To Know

Called the “Garden of France” for its rolling hills, noble landscapes and agricultural wealth, the Loire Valley is defined by its eponymous river —France’s longest—snaking nearly 630 miles from the Ardèche in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to the Atlantic Ocean.


It’s Harvesttime for Wine in … Tahiti?!

Polynesia’s only vineyard is celebrating its 50th harvest—in 20 years. Here’s how.


Get to Know the Red Wines of Southwest France

Malbec and Tannat are popular around the world but it’s in the their homelands, Cahors and Madiran, where the grapes truly thrive.


How to choose a good bottle of wine in a French supermarket

Unless you’re a sommelier or a seasoned connoisseur, sifting through the good, the bad and the downright ugly can be quite the challenge.


Younger drinkers know fewer wine regions and varietals than they did three years ago

The number of wine drinkers 21 to 35 years old is also decreasing. Meanwhile, 21 percent of all wine drinkers are 65 or older. Three years ago it was 16 percent

9 myths and 9 truths about organic, biodynamic, “natural”

Organic wine continues to increase, it seems. Commercial success is well established in several countries already

Ready for a wine bar in your car?

There will be no more arguments between couples heading out for dinner over who is to be the designated driver.

Understanding the Role of Sugar in Wine

Experts discuss methods for achieving varying levels of actual and perceived sweetness

The influence of in-store music on wine selections.

This field study investigated the extent to which stereotypically French and German music could influence supermarket customers’ selections of French and German wines. Music with strong national associations should activate related knowledge and be linked with customers buying wine from the respective country. Over a 2-week period, French and German music was played on alternate days from an in-store display of French and German wines. French music led to French wines outselling German ones, whereas German music led to the opposite effect on sales of French wine.

Get to Know Your Vodka

This clear spirit can be a little difficult to understand and appreciate. But these bottles will help you learn just what makes vodka so unique.

Smelling the Cork!?! Why You SHOULD Do It!

A wine cork should smell only one of three things:


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