Liquor Industry News 06-03-19

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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

What’s A Wine Diet & Is It Healthy?

The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

Breaking down beer jargon


Bushmills In Expansion Mode

Bushmills is set to double its whiskey output with a second distillery, slated to open by 2022. Already the largest and oldest whiskey maker in Northern Ireland, Bushmills got the green light for the expansion as part of a $77 million investment plan by Mexico-based parent company Becle S.A.B. de C.V., also known as Cuervo. When it opens, Bushmills’ new single malt distillery will match the capacity of its current facility. Although the company won’t say what that capacity is, it’s estimated to be around 6 million liters of pure alcohol annually.

 Whisky Advocate has the full story.


New Josh Wine

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has debuted a new limited edition wine under its Josh Cellars brand. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi Reserve will be available through September 5 in retailers across the U.S. The company will donate $1 from every bottle sold to Operation Gratitude, an organization set up to deliver care packages to U.S. service members stationed at home and abroad. Josh Cellars Military Salute Edition Cabernet Sauvignon is now available nationally, retailing at $20 a 750-ml. Josh Cellars, an Impact “Hot Brand,” surged 26% to 2.6 million cases in the

U.S. last year.



Wine Labels Are Confusing—We Asked an Expert to Clear Things Up

In the case of wine, you often have no choice but to judge a book by its cover. To make an informed decision, start by learning what all those terms on the bottle mean


The 13 Best Alcohol Subscription Boxes for Trying New Liquor, Wine, and Beer

It’s time to build out your bar cart.

Barefoot’s New Boxed Wine Has 4 Bottles in Each, So Consider Your Weekend Rosé Needs Covered

Barefoot just launched a whole range of boxed wines with an easy-to-pour nozzle


The Maker of Whispering Angel Is Releasing a New Luxury Wine

Whispering Angel is really the entry-level wine of the existing quartet, which still comes with a suggested retail price of only $19.99.

“Parkerization” is not a myth or a lie

Bob Parker absolutely was “the father of modern wine criticism”; he did indeed “raise the bar” for all of us who followed.

Can CBD Really Do All That?

We are bombarded by a dizzying variety of CBD-infused products: beers, gummies, chocolates and marshmallows

5 reasons to start drinking wine from a can

The newest way to drink your favorite vino.

Defining “Classic Wines”

Classic Wines are used to learn about wine. So, if you’re looking to improve your knowledge quickly, this is a great place to start!

Craft Breweries In New England

Silver Bullet Cold Stream to pour sub-32 degree Coors Light at a festival near you

Coming soon to an outdoor event near you: the Silver Bullet Cold Stream, a custom Airstream trailer equipped with technology that pours Coors Light drafts below freezing temperatures.


Organic and biodynamic wines are currently a very hot topic in fashionable wine circles.

How the physics of fizz contributes to human happiness

Have you ever wondered why it’s so enjoyable to imbibe a glass of something that sets off a series of microexplosions in your mouth?

Should brands be marketing to ‘supertasters’?

Taste sensitivity could be an untapped sector for beverages like wine and coffee, according to new research from Cornell University. Supertasters and nontasters respond differently to sensory information, with potential for new marketing strategies

Why Do Winery Instagram Feeds Suck So Much?

Simply put, a lot of your winery Instagrams aren’t worth a damn following.

New Gin

Diageo has unveiled a new super-premium gin label, Villa Ascenti. Made at the new Distilleria Santa Vittoria in Italy, Villa Ascenti is made from Moscato grapes infused with Tuscan juniper berries and also includes herbs like mint and thyme. Villa Ascenti is initially launching in Europe, where the super- and ultra-premium gin markets have been growing rapidly in recent years. The new brand joins Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Tanqueray No. Ten, and Jinzu in Diageo’s gin portfolio. Pernod Ricard also recently expanded in upscale gin, agreeing to acquire the Malfy brand from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed sum.

New Zealand wine documentary a must see

A Seat at the Table comparing winemaking in France and New Zealand.

Spanish police arrest four in connection with major wine fraud

DO Bierzo wine board had detected irregularities on wine bottle labels. “Numbers on the back labels had been duplicated. Others were false numbers,


California vintners are not ageing their top wines for long enough due to a desire for instant gratification in the US, according to Gallo winemaker Chris Munsell.

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

While vodka does a great job of doing this, the cocktail can be elevated even further by experimenting with different spirits

What’s the Difference Between a Brewer and Brewmaster? Brewhouse Titles, Explained

Roles vary greatly by brewery size and setup, but there is a basic hierarchy in relation to brewers’ experience.

10 Things You Should Know About Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi accounted for more than 45 percent of the global vermouth market

The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained

Aperol and Campari have been popular in their native Italy for well over a century.

New Mon Frère Wines

Palm Bay International has introduced Mon Frère Winery, a new California-based project. Led by winemaker Tom Hinde, who also heads up Palm Bay’s Au Contraire brand, Mon Frère includes three wines—Chardonnay ($16 a 750-ml.), Pinot Noir ($17), and Cabernet Sauvignon ($17)—all of which are rolling out nationwide. Taub Family Cos., Palm Bay’s parent company, also counts Heritance, The Angry Bunch, and Ay Carumba sangria among its California brands. Last fall, Taub Family also acquired the Saracina ranch in Mendocino, which it will use as a base of expansion for its California operations.

Everything You Can Tell About A Rosé Based On Its Color

With a wine that is so defined by its color, the cheat codes for shopping rosé like a pro may be hidden in its many shades of pink.


If you’re a budding wine connoisseur, then this is the opportunity for you

America’s All-Time Favorite Wines

What a check on US searching patterns suggests is that, as a country, it is almost seamlessly homogenous, with very little variation in search patterns when viewed across the past 20 years.

10 Recipes and Pairings for Every Type of Summer Grilling

Whether seafood, beef or a vegetable-based side, we promise you’ll have the right wine on hand for any meal.

The Different Styles of Japanese Shochu

In Japan, shochu, the low-proof distilled spirit, outsells saké by far. While both derive their flavor from koji, a mold that converts starch into sugar, shochu can be made from a variety of base ingredients, which allows for a diverse range of flavors.

Napa Valley winery sues over $1M in smoke-tainted grapes

A Napa Valley vintner has sued its insurer for failing to pay compensation for $1.14 million worth of wine grapes tainted by smoke during the 2017 wildfires in that region.

New Trends In Champagne

Champagne, and all types of sparkling wine, have long been suffering in the aperitif ghetto. They have, traditionally, been seen as celebratory wines to have before a meal.

ABC (Anyone Buying Chard?) – The Character Assassination of Chardonnay

At the end of 2017 there were over 96,000 acres of Chard planted in California and it’s planted in every wine region around the globe.

Here’s How To Pour A Perfect Draught Craft Beer

Yeast and bacteria “routinely enter draught systems where they feed on beer and attach to draught line,

US Beer Industry Supports More than 2 Million Jobs

Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy added that the beer industry is “the crown jewel of American manufacturing today.”

Can I Age Fireball Whisky?

I’d suggest buying a new bottle instead of consuming an “aged” bottle. That way, you’re more likely to experience the flavors as they were intended.

6 Questions About Rosé You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

If you have some lingering questions about rosé — where it comes from, how it’s made, and what makes it so popular — rest assured you’re not alone.

Official PGA Wine

Constellation Brands has partnered with the PGA to make Meiomi the official wine of the PGA Tour. The multi-year marketing agreement will bring Meiomi to each stop on the PGA Tour, where guests will be able to learn about the brand, taste samples, and purchase bottles. Meiomi will launch digital ads to support the Tour and will host a retail sweepstakes to award a trip for four to play a round of golf at TPC Sawgrass. Last year, Meiomi was up 5.8% to 1.27 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.



Why My Bar Is Giving Away $25K Worth of Rosé to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Rebel Rebel owner Lauren Friel responds to the Alabama abortion ban.

A Quick Guide to Rosé Wine

Rosé is the fastest-growing category in America, as consumption grew roughly 50% in 2017. Consequently, you’ll likely see more choices on shelves as summer nears.

The Dos and Don’ts of Storing Wine

Storing wine correctly is crucial to maintaining the good condition of a wine collection, particularly if that collection is expensive.

A Guide to the Calories, Carbs, and ABV in America’s Best-Selling Beers

Whether you’re a Coors Light lover or a milkshake IPA devotee, the following table can help you out next time you’re peeking at your waistline.

If You Are A Fan Of IPA, Science Says You’re More Likely To Be A Psycho

What the researchers uncovered was that the more a person craved bitter flavors, the darker their personality.

Breaking down beer jargon

Choosing a beer, especially at a bar that features many craft beers, can be a time-consuming endeavor, and can also feel like you’re reading an alien language. IPA? IBU? ABV?

Sailor Jerry expands range for first time with Savage Apple

Sailor Jerry Savage Apple has an RRP of US$15.99 and will launch initially in New York and Florida, before rolling out across the US this autumn.


One of the world’s most powerful wine companies, Jackson Family Wines, is on the hunt for a place to make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Tasmania.



The fastest growth market for the past 18 months has been Australia, which he explained, is surprising because it is a wine-producing nation better known for using predominantly screwcaps to seal its bottles.



As US Wine Sales Are Expected To Decline, One Wine Brand Defies The Trend

Josh Cellars, continues to defy the trend and exhibit impressive gains year after year.




The owner of Jameson, Irish Distillers, has launched a five-part podcast series telling the story of how three companies saved the country’s whiskey industry from extinction



Dealing with Wine in Restaurants

Being put on the spot with a wine list the size of the Gutenberg Bible can definitely cause personal anxiety.


Light, Bright, Definitely Not Sprite: 20 of the Best Spiked Seltzers to Try

Spiked seltzers are flooding the marketplace.


Exploring Italy Through its Amaro

Amaro, Italy’s famously bitter liqueur steeped with herbs, roots and other flavorings, is favored as a digestivo, and figures on every dessert menu or wine/spirits list in Italy.


Whether you drink red or white wine says a lot about your personality

According to new research, the type of wine you drink can say a lot about your personality.



Hands Down, the Best Wine to Use When Making Sangria

Here are the best reds, whites, and rosés that are perf for sangria making.



The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

Ever wonder why you can’t do red wine anymore (or is it bourbon)? Read on


Restaurants That Dare To Serve 100 Wines By The Glass

By-the-glass wine lists are generally hard for restaurants to manage.


Making Rosé Is A Lot Harder Than It Looks

Rosé is, technically, the hardest wine to make


9 Strategies for Wine Theory Study

Knowing geography, grape varieties, wine laws, viticultural and winemaking terms, is mandatory to becoming an experienced professional.


What’s A Wine Diet & Is It Healthy?

Over the years, some shrewd innovators have developed “wine diets.” Some are risky and extreme, and others are more reasonable.



There is a stigma associated with wines carrying screw caps, or twist-off tops, probably because they were originally used to seal wines on the less expensive end of the spectrum.



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