Liquor Industry News 05-06-19

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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


How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?


Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws


6 Descriptors Beer Professionals Avoid


How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

Prisoner creator Dave Phinney was famously given a print of the creepy Francisco de Goya etching that appears on the bottle as a gift from his parents at age 12.

New Bud

A-B InBev has introduced its new Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager, a limited edition beer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Brewed with Voyager barley malt, the beer was inspired by an archival recipe for Budweiser from the Apollo 11 era. The bottle features 11 stars to represent the historic Apollo 11 mission and two different bottle caps recalling the Moon and pointing toward Mars as a future destination. Discovery Reserve is part of Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, and follows Reserve Copper Lager and Freedom Reserve. It will be available through September.


Get your wine on with Carivino

Carivino is a portable, steel, insulated, full-sized 750ml wine bottle.


The One Accessory Red Wine Lovers Can’t Live Without

Equipped with a high sensitive air pressure and sensor detection system, it senses the air pressure inside the wine bottle, automatically removes the air and then creates a vacuum environment that keeps your wine tasting fresh and full of flavor.


Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine

With the market trending so considerably, it’s time to take a closer look at sustainable and organic viticulture to see what’s similar and what’s different:



Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you’re drinking is probably a blend.



Word on the street is that the second big player in whisky wood is the Sherry cask, made of Spanish oak and turned sweet and tasty on the inside by the official wine of tapas



7 Things You Should Know About Four Roses Bourbon

At the end of the 1950s, in a perplexing move, Seagram’s discontinued Four Roses bourbon in the U.S. Though still available in European and Asian markets, the bourbon didn’t return to American liquor stores until 2002.


Understanding All the Flavors and Aromas in Gin (Flavor Wheel)

Here to help you dissect all the nuanced notes in your glass


The newest trend in athletic recovery? Drinking beer

These ‘wellness beer’ makers believe a pint can improve your physical fitness


Jim Beam launches educational programme for distillers

Bourbon brand Jim Beam has donated US$5 million to the University of Kentucky to create an educational programme for distillers, called the James B Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits.



While Napa and Sonoma steal most of the limelight, Lodi in California has become “a hotbed for experimentation”, according to one key player in the region.


The Benefits of Using a Wine Rack

A wine rack will help the enthusiast adhere to the best practices of wine storage.


Three Great Reasons To Drink Wines Made With Organic Grapes

They look and taste the same as conventional wines, but they’re better for the earth (and us)!


Survey: Tequila drinkers more likely to cheat

The survey, which polled whiskey, Tequila, wine and beer drinkers, found that 81% of Tequila imbibers admit to cheating in a relationship. The survey also found that 34% of whiskey drinkers say they have done the same.



The Macallan: a brand history

The Macallan is almost a victim of its own success, with fans complaining about being unable to get their hands on the coveted whisky. But, as The Spirits Business reports, the company has invested in production capacity to keep up with demand.


Prosecco classifications

The Prosecco DOC production area covers the northeast Italian territories of Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Padua and Belluno in the Veneto; and Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine in Friuli Venezia Giulia.


The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World

Made from the Muscat family of grapes, Moscato (known as Moscatel in Spain) has a flavor profile that ranges all over the spectrum, from bone dry to syrupy sweet.


U.S.―Top Ten Premium-Plus Imported Table Wine Brands



5 easy tricks to avoid looking stupid when ordering wine in public — while still getting exactly what you like

What makes wine exciting and sometimes intimidating is the phenomenal variety of it that exists.


The Pros & Cons of Different Wine Closures

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But should you judge a wine by its closure?


Everything You Need to Know About Syrah/Shiraz

Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success.


10 DIY Wine Racks to Store Your Bottles in Style

A little know-how and good taste make for wine storage that ages well.


What’s in a wine label?

Often our first impressions of a bottle, here’s how they are fashioned



As one of the most universally consumed beverages, there are a lot of gadgets on the market promising to make wine-drinking a more pleasurable experience.


The Case for Marsala

Cook with it, drink it — just don’t disregard the fortified Sicilian wine, whose name has been sullied by supermarket knockoffs.



What You Need to Know About Chile’s New DOs

These four new appellations reflect the country’s growing focus on defined terroirs


Why scientists are studying sommeliers’ brains

Fresh research has looked at how young sommeliers develop sensory skills as part of ongoing efforts to understand potential links between an acute sense of smell and brain health.


How Aroma Bit Can Help You Visualize Smell

This new technology is based on the Odor Imaging Sensor that works the same way your nose functions.


Extended Maceration



Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online,

But here’s some ways to increase that number


Beam Suntory relaunches website with nutritional info

The corporate website,, now offers nutritional information on brands such as Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Yamazaki Japanese whisky and Courvoisier Cognac. The information is linked to, the firm’s global platform for responsible drinking.



What to Watch for in the World of Wine

Takeaways from North America’s top international wine and spirits exhibition


Collecting Wine and Spirits Is Pointless

There’s a common belief that if you consider yourself a wine lover, you are under some sort of moral imperative to start a wine collection.


Wine is flowing at furniture stores, book clubs — even at work. But is it good for you?

Wine is a popular alcohol choice with American consumers, particularly women who make up about 60 percent of wine sales, according to the Wine Market Council.


Is High-End Rosé Really Worth the Money?

Does any rosé merit more than $50?

Spanish Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fractious politics in the Spanish wine industry is causing confusion for producers and consumers.

Move Over Easter Bunny: There’s A Cork Hunt At Belden Barns Winery In Sonoma

Of course, this is only compelling for parents if two criteria are met: the kids have something to do, and the wines are excellent (not necessarily in the order, though maybe).

Understanding the Premium Proseccos of Cartizze

What you need to know about the grapes, terroir, and winemaking techniques that create the area’s top-tier sparklers

How Much Do People Spend On Alcohol? An Analysis Shows How Much People In U.S. Cities Spend Over A Lifetime

Recently,, an alcohol use disorder resource, looked at how much people spend on alcohol over the course of a year — and over the course of a lifetime. The results might just make your bank balance wince.

How the modern Champagne bottle was created

There was a time when cellarmasters wore iron masks, to save their faces from exploding glass bottles. And then, an enterprising German changed everything.

Skyy taps into coffee trend with new flavored vodka

Available in the US, Skyy Infusions Cold Brew Coffee has been infused with Arabica coffee beans, giving the vodka a “mild, sweet and less bitter coffee taste”.

Narragansett Beer Releases Del’s Watermelon Shandy

Summertime is around the corner and the living is shandy! Narragansett Beer and Del’s Frozen Lemonade are teaming up once again to release the new Del’s Watermelon Shandy,

Beer or wine? Magic Hat hopes that millennials say both

The most influential generation of drinkers is shaking up old drink categories, pressuring brewers to come up with new flavors and tastes, such as DuVine, a beer/wine hybrid.


US retailer Total Wines & More will fight to expand its footprint in New York through the state’s Supreme Court next month, after the New York State Liquor Authority refused to allow it to open a second site, in Westchester.

New Bud Light

Bud Light will add a new Lemon Tea line extension for the summer, launching on Monday. Brewed with lemon peels and aged over black tea leaves, the 4.2% abv ale joins Bud Light Lime and Orange in AB InBev’s seasonal portfolio. Billed as a light and sessionable brew, the beer is debuting in 12-packs of slim cans, in addition to 6- and 12-packs of bottles. The cans and bottles will be labeled with ingredients and serving facts, as well as icons advertising that it was made without corn syrup—in a nod to Bud Light parent company AB InBev’s ongoing feud with MillerCoors



The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

They deserve something more creative than your standard six-pack.

The science behind why chocolate and beer make such a good combo – for real

Beer and chocolate? Together? Are you serious? Absolutely. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

What You Need to Know About Armenian Wines

High-profile winemakers aren’t the only ones who’ve discovered the country’s wines—here’s what to try

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

The best affordable liquor, according to experts

Whether you’re trying to set up a bar in your home, make your favorite cocktail more affordable, or find a cheap but nice gift for a friend or family member, knowing which bottles of liquor you can buy without breaking the bank is good information to have.

Officials warn public of exploding wine bottles from Eldon winery

Some bottles of wine from an Eldon winery are at risk of exploding, Missouri safety officials say.

Wine-infused buttercream cupcakes

This sweet treat will be sure to impress at your next party!

Is “pay to play” wrecking wine criticism?

Pay to play journalism,” where wine, beer, and spirits and writers take samples, free trips, free meals, and who knows what else – and then write exactly what will make the producer happy.

‘End of an era’: Sonoma’s Ravenswood tasting room to close

Constellation retained Ravenswood’s 12-acre eastside property and its tasting room. And earlier this month, employees of the tasting room say they were informed that they are being let go as of May 15.


Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws


The ‘What’s this?’ scenario

These are episodes where some smart-alecky self-proclaimed wine “expert” hands me a glass of a wine and, trying not to sound arrogant (as if!), asks me to identify it.


Cellar Palate Fatigue

what happens when a wine producer becomes too acclimatised to their own wines or those of their neighbors

What is an AVA and how does it affect the wine you drink?

California, which had its first American Viticultural Area designated by the federal government in 1981, now has 107 of them.


Hot trends in wine: Understanding Rose’

There are so many different trends in wine, and types to choose from on the liquor store shelves the trusty Rose’ can get lost in the shuffle

All the Styles of Port Wine, Explained

Whether or not a trip to Portugal is your future, you’ve probably heard of port, the country’s signature fortified wine.

These features could boost your home’s sale price by over 30%

Real-estate experts reveal the premium amenities that appeal most to home buyers

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How Does Oak Affect the Flavor of Wine?

Since the Roman times, the use of oak in winemaking has been exercised. Originally thought of as storage vessels, winemakers discovered that the porous properties of the wood allowed an amount of oxygenation and evaporation of the wine to occur


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