Liquor Industry News 04-01-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:


New Products


Sudbury MA Whole Foods hoping to serve beer, wine to customers


How Women Shaped Whiskey History


5 Popular Diets that Allow Wine

CT Package stores offer dime-recycling fee in lieu of liquor bottle deposits

The state’s recycling program does not extend to all glass containers used to hold food or beverages and “singling out wine and liquor bottles instead of all glass containers used in the home is inappropriate,”

Budweiser and Coleman Target Millennials With ‘Natural’ Beer-Infused Meats

The AB InBev-owned brand has teamed up with Coleman Natural Foods to deliver a variety of Budweiser-infused pork products, including St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, and a range of spiced sausages.

BJ’s Private Label Wines

Westborough, Massachusetts-based BJ’s, which operates membership warehouse clubs on the East Coast, has released five wines from its private label brand, Wellsley Farms. The new releases include Argentinian Malbec Gran Seleccion, Italian Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry, Italian Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Californian Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The label starts at $7 a 750-ml. and is only available from BJ’s outlets, which are located in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

Booker’s Bourbon ‘Teresa’s Batch’ launches in US

Beam Suntory-owned Booker’s Bourbon has released the first limited edition whiskey from its 2019 Batch Collection, bottled to celebrate long-time  distillery employee Teresa Wittemar.

What Do People Mean When They Say a Wine Is ‘Creamy’?

Creamy can mean one of two things when it comes to describing wine.

The Biggest “Rip-Off” In Wine History

Thanks to its iconic logo that makes it immediately recognizable, the Armand de Brignac Champagne is known worldwide also under the name Ace of Spades.



While St. Patrick’s Day is known for an array of things ranging from four-leaf clovers to leprechauns and all things green, it’s also a holiday that’s most frequently associated with alcohol consumption among the 21+ crowd in the U.S. And when we look at the data, we see that St. Patrick’s Day is the equivalent of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for U.S. bars and restaurants.


Like the label? You’ll probably like the wine

New research suggests that the branding and design on a wine label can affect how people taste what’s in the bottle.


The Best Way to Chill Wine, According to Science

We asked two physicists—what’s the best method for chilling wine?



Taub Family Companies

he Taub family, known for building leading Italian label Cavit and a host of other imported wine brands in the U.S. over the years, has transformed its business since acquiring the former Pasternak Wine Imports in late 2016. Today, Taub Family Cos. has volume of approximately 5.7 million cases

Examining the Science Behind Wineglass Shapes

Glassmakers and wine experts weigh in on glassware design and the sensory perception of wine

How sustainable is your wine?

The environmental impact of wine production is larger than you might think, and is a global cause for concern. Rupert Joy investigates the problem and looks at the measures being taken to find a lasting solution

Two winemakers fight on in appellate court against Minnesota-grape law

Minnesota is one of a dozen states where small, homegrown-wines must use a majority of local grapes.

Every Factor That Affects the Quality of Your Guinness, Explained

When it comes to Guinness and quality, most drinkers have one, penultimate question. Does the beer taste better in Ireland?

What is Residual Sugar in Wine?

What is Residual Sugar in Wine and Where Does it Come From?

How Did Wine Change the Course of History?

In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization.

Clemson grad jumps into ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch product he calls ‘kooler than a cooler’

It does for packs of beer from 12 to 30 cans what a traditional koozie does for an individual bottle

MA Legal News

Of the more than 6000 bills filed this session, about 1% directly affect the alcohol beverages industry in Massachusetts. More importantly is that over 80 of the bills modify the state’s alcohol beverages laws. In contrast, last year there were 12 bills impacting the industry.

Raising a Glass to Beef Bourguignon, ‘One of the Most Delicious Beef Dishes Concocted by Man’

Every cook agrees that, when it comes to beef bourguignon, there is no alternative to Burgundy wine — typically Pinot Noir or Gamay.

Drunk Americans Spent $39 Billion Online Last Year

According to a survey by personal finance website, Americans spent more than ever last year on “spontaneous drunk purchases.”

New Cavit

Palm Bay International’s Italian brand Cavit has added a new wine to its lineup. Made with a blend of red grapes sourced from northeastern Italy, Cavit Sweet Red is now available nationwide for a retail price of $10 a 750-ml. or $15 a 1.5-liter. Cavit is the No.-1 Italian brand by volume in the U.S., according to Impact Databank, depleting nearly 3.5 million cases in 2018.



Delaware-based craft brewer Dogfish Head has collaborated with photography company Kodak on a beer, flavoured with eight different ingredients, which is capable of developing Kodak’s Super 8 film.

Maker’s Mark: a brand history

Beneath its distinctive layer of glossy red wax, Maker’s Mark was the original American craft whiskey. It may now be one of the category’s big brands, but it was no overnight success.

What’s Up With Wild Fermentation in Wine?

One of the most surprising topics in wine right now (that has everyone talking) is wild fermentation. A wild-fermented wine uses native yeasts that are found on the fruit and in the vineyard.


Ah-So Wine Opener to Uncork Old Vintage Wine | How To Use a Butler’s Thief Corkscrew Video


Michelob Ultra Just Launched a Fruity, Keto Beer And We Are Here For It

Hands in the air for low carb, high flavor.



How to Save on Your Wedding Wine

The process of picking wedding wines, though, can be challenging.


How the Flooding Affected Sonoma’s 2019 Vintage

Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas’ worst floods in 20 years.


5 Popular Diets that Allow Wine

Here’s how to stick to an eating strategy without giving up your favorite alcoholic beverage


Where to Put $1 Million in Wine?

Looking to invest in wine? These are the best places for it, according to Asia’s youngest Master of Wine


How Wine Glassware Affects Taste

Here’s the deal, you can drink wine out of a plastic cup. It will carry the wine into your mouth and you will drink the wine. But you know what? Why? Why if you have good wine would you do that to yourself.


How Women Shaped Whiskey History

Women have always been involved in the production of beer, wine and spirits.


Demystifying Mevushal Wines

Mevushal wine is often a topic of much debate. Find out more about the process, and why it’s not quite what you thought



How to cook with wine: Tips and tricks for every occasion

Add dimension to your dishes with the addition of wine at various stages of preparation.


Biodynamic Production Offers a Look at the Future of Fine Wine

Today, 45 wineries across the U.S. produce around 183,000 cases of biodynamic wine annually


Wine That Doesn’t Unwind Your Health

Smartvine Wine is the only certified glyphosate-residue free wine in the world!


MillerCoors unveils three flavors of wine spritzers

Named Movo Wine Spritzers, the 100-calorie drink is made with real wine, natural ingredients and no added sugar, according to MillerCoors.


Four Simple Italian Wine Cocktails

Yes, you can mix your favorite wines into cocktails

Lambrusco Sangria

This drink is a mash-up between a sangria and the Blood and Sand, a classic cocktail

Sudbury MA Whole Foods hoping to serve beer, wine to customers

The proposal to sell alcohol to people while they peruse the aisles is already making waves in town.

Goose Island Beer Co.

Long before most Americans knew what an IPA was, John Hall established Goose Island Beer Co. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Italy preparing for another fight over name use

Italy appears to be setting itself for a fight with countries like Australia over the use of the name nero d’avola – much as it’s currently doing with prosecco.

Five Wheated and Worthy Alternatives to Pappy Van Winkle

Pappy Van Winkle shot to fame in 1996 after the Beverage Testing Institute scored its 20-year release 99 out of 100. It was the highest rating the institute ever awarded a whiskey.


Volvo is living up to its reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable and safety-conscious cars on the market with the unveiling of a new on-board gadget that can detect if its driver has had too much to drink and automatically slow or pull over.

Oregon winemakers push bills to clamp down on out-of-state competition

New legislation would make it harder for a wine bottle to claim origin from an Oregon wine region, and give the state greater power to punish wineries for mislabeling. The proposals stem from a spat with a Napa Valley winery, but some businesses in southern Oregon also have concerns.

The fear of sweet white wines is greatly exaggerated

But it can be tricky when exploring, because higher sugar content doesn’t always mean sweet taste.

Behind Portugal’s Traditional Amphorae Wines

Named for the talha, or clay vessels, in which the wine ferments and ages, these wines were once widespread in Alentejo.

6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid

Hoppy, light, and funky are among the vague terms beer purveyors swap out to help customers find desired flavors and styles


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