Liquor Industry News 04-08-19

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By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:


New Products


All the Game of Thrones Booze You Can Drink for the Final Season

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

How Americans Consume Rosé


New Beringer Bros.Wine

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its Beringer Bros. range with the launch of a Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila barrels. Retailing at $17 in line with the rest of the Beringer Bros. portfolio, the newcomer is aged for 60 days in barrels once used to age premium Tequila. The new Tequila barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc joins a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Red Blend—all aged in Bourbon barrels—in the Beringer Bros. portfolio.



Study Reveals America’s Favorite Drunk Snacks

Whether your poison is pizza, chips, or chicken wings, there’s simply no better way to round off a drinking session than with a late-night (or early morning) drunken snack.

New Bulleit

Diageo-owned Bulleit has added a new 12-year-old rye whiskey to its lineup. A blend of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, Bulleit Rye 12-year-old straight American whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years prior to bottling. The new, 92-proof release is the first permanent addition to the Bulleit Rye portfolio—which originally launched in 2011—and will be available for a retail price of $50 a 750-ml. across Colorado, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, California, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

10 Things You Should Know About Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Arguably the world’s most important wine producer, in one of the most prestigious wine regions on the planet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s bottles fetch unfathomable sums at auction.


EU approves Tequila GI

Tequila has been registered as a geographical indication (GI) product in the European Union.



New Challenges On The Radar For The Wine Business

Economic bumps in the road and demographic shifts are shaking up the U.S. wine market


Tipsy Lit Launches Perfect Pairings Of Wine And Books

Women have been combining book clubs and wine drinking as long as book clubs have been around, but one wine company and one publishing company have decided to make this an official pairing.





Carignan is Working its Way into the Spotlight

These days, thanks to better vineyard management and lower-yielding old vines, varietal Carignan wines from all over the world tempt with tart red-fruit notes, baking spices and savory smokiness.


Stop Trying To Make “Healthy Cocktails” Happen

Although I believe that cocktails, consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy lifestyle, under no circumstances should alcoholic beverages be promoted as “healthy.”


Constellation Brands Sued Over To Kalon Vineyard

The Vineyard House, a boutique Napa winery, has sued Constellation Brands in federal court, claiming that the late Robert Mondavi knowingly misled the U.S. Patent Office into granting him a trademark for the To Kalon vineyards in the Oakville AVA.

UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit: Updated

How many UNESCO sites have you ticked off? Get inspired with our guide to top UNESCO wine regions and cities for wine lovers,


Cavit Rosé

Palm Bay International has launched a new packaging format for its Cavit Rosé. Made from a blend of Trentino-sourced red varietals, the new entry is now rolling out nationwide in 4-packs of 187-ml. bottles ($10). A 750-ml. bottle format of the 2018 Cavit Rosé debuted earlier this month. Cavit is the top-selling Italian wine by volume in the U.S. market at nearly 3.5 million cases, led by its Pinot Grigio varietal.


M.S. Walker to Acquire Winebow’s Wholesale Operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

M.S. Walker has been a major force in the industry and a leading distributor in New England for decades

How Americans Consume Rosé

As the thermometer begins to climb, one thing is certain—pink is spreading, as rosé, the fastest growing wine category in the United States, takes over retailer’s shelves.

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too. In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine.


For Cancer Risk, a Bottle of Wine Equals This Many Cigarettes

Drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in the same time period, in terms of cancer risk, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.


Why The Cloudy Bay Shed Must Be On Your Wine Travel Bucket List

The Cloudy Bay team has been hunting wine gold in Central Otago since before 2010, cultivating vineyards and fine-tuning everything from pruning to site selection



The basics of building your own wine cellar

What do I need to know to properly prepare the space?


Six wine myths and do a little fact-checking.

Getting Funky with Reductive Wines

When it comes to wine jargon, buzzwords come and go. However, the term reduction, particularly “positive reduction”, has seemingly stayed, making a home for itself in the daily vocabulary of industry folk worldwide.

Obscure wine statistics

Wine Australia recently released an online tool to assist wine exporters.


US trade body the Brewers Association has published a list of the country’s craft breweries that are becoming popular, fast.


Oxfordshire brewery Hook Norton and the Cotswolds Distillery have teamed up with The Open University on a new online course focusing on the science of alcohol.


How to Pair Brie with Wine

Brie is a soft ripened cheese that’s classified as a bloomy rind, from the historic Brie district of France



Demystifying Italian Amaro

Amaro, Italy’s signature bitter liqueur, is prized for all the barks and herbs that famously aid digestion after a big meal. But the spirit offers much more than its bitter reputation.


Argentina’s Catena Zapata has launched a new wine documentary series called It Starts With Wine on Amazon Prime Video, hosted by Dr Laura Catena and featuring a selection of celebrated winemakers, producers and chefs from around the world.

This Wine-Scented Candle For “Okay Moms” Is A Major Mood

The description for the product posted on the Whiskey River site explained that they celebrate okay moms because they offer the reality of motherhood: “sippy cup wine, the five-second rule, and loads and loads of naps.” It’s a mood to say the least.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cooking with Wine

Cooking with wine can be a bit intimidating

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

If you thought the Millennials were hard to please, wait until you see what’s coming after them.

More consumers are staying at home to drink

Zero waste winery serves straight from the barrel

A new winery in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is based on a new concept that skips the bottling process.

Greek Wine Is Trending, Depending on Whom You Ask

Those who follow drinks trends have heard these claims before.

Vin jaune from eastern France is ‘the durian of the wine world’, beloved and hated in equal measure

The distinctive wine is made from the quirky savagnin grape grown in Jura, the smallest of France’s AOS regions

Budweiser Is Selling Jackie Robinson Beer For His 100th Birthday This MLB Season

Sold as part of a campaign honoring Robinson’s heroic achievements both on and off the field, baseball fans can now “raise a bud” to the icon who changed the game.

The Best Tasting Liquors, According To The Masses

What is the best-tasting alcohol on the market? That’s almost impossible to answer. The best tasting liquor is very, very subjective.

Netflix And Sip: Best Wines To Pair With Your Favorite TV Shows

While many of you may have a go-to snack, but how about the perfect drink?


A sommelier compared 11 wines from Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s, and BJ’s — and the winner was clear

11 different low-cost wines to try from big-box stores like CostcoTargetBJ’s, and Trader Joe’s.

Watch the video above to see how she ranked bottles of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and rosé, all under $10.

Does Your Wine Smell Like A Wet Dog? Polluted Corks And Microbiology Are To Blame

Two chemical reactions must (sequentially) take place to form TCA, but they are very different

How to Pair Wine with Classic French Cuisine

What to drink with boeuf Bourguignon, vichyssoise and poulet rôti.

Corkage Uncorked: How + When to Bring Wine into a Restaurant

Many restaurants invite diners to BYO, with corkage fees that typically hover around $40. There are also restaurants that don’t have a liquor license to sell wine, so they welcome diners to bring in their own and the bottle will be opened with a more modest corkage fee.


How Provençal Winemakers Are Responding to Climate Change

Exploring the research and strategies helping to keep the region’s rosés crisp and fresh


Peanut Butter Jelly & Wine Pop-Up Lounge opening at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

The Chanler will offer uniquely designed PB&J combinations with suggested wine pairings


All the Game of Thrones Booze You Can Drink for the Final Season

Game of Thrones is a show made for drinking. The characters swig red wine and barley beer as they go about their scheming and conquering.


A French region calculates the true cost of its wine

A project conducted by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins AOC du Languedoc & IGP Sud de France (Languedoc Wines Council) has demonstrated why winegrowers literally cannot afford to be in this segment.


The Wine & Sorbet Slushies I’ll Be Sipping All Spring

All you need to do is stir.


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