Liquor Industry News 07-15-19

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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

Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo


Alcoholic beverages should carry cancer warnings, health groups say

Some in the beverage industry are pushing back against what they call an “unwarranted” move, and even dispute the link between alcohol and cancer.

These countries drink wine but don’t import it

Which countries consume mostly their own domestic product and which countries import their wine?


Seven new grapes approved in historic Bordeaux AOC vote

The new varieties approved at the syndicate’s annual general meeting were four reds, Arinarnoa, Touriga Nacional, Marselan and Castets, and three whites, Alvarinho, Petit Manseng and Liliorila.


How Can Wineries Use Instagram Better?

The vast majority of responses to my original post has been agreement that, yes, winery Instagram feeds do tend to suck.


Wine should never be cheap

Look at the wine aisles, and I can tell you that there are lots of wines retailing in the UK at £5 or below, and with duty, tax and retailer margin, no producer is making any money from these bottles.


Two Words That Matter To Wine Lovers,

But The Wine Industry Largely Avoids



As numerous psychological studies have shown, human beings are an extremely lazy species, especially when it comes to decision making.


Cleaning and Sanitizing Winery Equipment: Stainless Steel, Barrels, Bottling Lines

How its done


How A Rumor About The Devil Saved This Chilean Wine

Casillero del Diablo, or The Devil’s Cellar, wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for the fear of the devil



10 Things You Should Know About Heineken

Today, Heineken is the world’s second-largest brewer.


6 Beers that Don’t Taste Like Beer for People Who Don’t Like Beer

For plenty of people, beer does mean the watery industrial lagers so many of us guzzled down in college.

Hard Seltzers Make Their Mark On Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

While the U.S. market’s major brewers have faced their share of challenges lately—among them the decline of mainstream beers and ongoing market share losses to wine and spirits—they’re seeing rapid growth from a relatively new category: hard seltzers. A number of hard seltzer brands are making inroads with consumers—especially those mindful of their intake of calories, sugar, and carbohydrates—led by five labels that were recently named as Impact “Hot Brands.”

Boston Beer Co. has been among the leaders in the hard seltzer category with its Truly Spiked & Sparkling brand. Launched in 2016, Truly Spiked & Sparkling reached nearly 6 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, across a portfolio that includes 13 flavors of 5% abv sparklers. Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Boston Beer, recently said, “Truly continues to grow beyond our expectations. We’re expanding distribution across all channels and improving our position as a leader in hard seltzer as more competitors enter the category.”

White Claw, from Mark Anthony Brands, is right on Truly’s heels at 5.8 million cases, up from 1.7 million cases in 2017. White Claw includes Black Cherry, Ruby Grapefruit, Raspberry, and Mango flavors, and recently added a limited edition “Pure” Hard Seltzer (5% abv/100 calories a serving) that’s billed as a take on the vodka soda. Twelve-packs of the new entry retail at around $16.

In addition to the top two seltzer brands, entries from A-B (Bon & Viv) and MillerCoors (Henry’s Hard sparkling water) were recognized as Hot Brands. Chelsea Phillips, vice president of Beyond Beer Brands at A-B, attributes Bon & Viv’s performance last year to its “Follow Your Siren” ad campaign and the steady introduction of new flavors.

Diageo Beer Co. USA is also seeing gains in the category with its Smirnoff Spiked sparkling seltzer range. According to Krista Kiisk, brand director for flavored malt beverages at Diageo, Smirnoff Spiked is benefiting from rising consumer demand for products with no sugar. “The fact that Smirnoff Spiked has zero sugar is a point of difference from other options in the category,” Kiisk says.

Impact has a full report on the Hot Brand award winners for the beer, cider, RTD, and hard seltzer categories in its July 1 issue.

Chenin Blanc’s New Chapter

Now it’s starting a new chapter in the New World: Not only can Chenin Blanc acclimate to a variety of conditions, it can also deftly express its terroir.

Thirsty For Diversification? Consider Wine

Many of us enjoy a good glass of wine, and some of us go to great lengths to collect a fine, vintage bottle. For others, an interest in wine may evolve into an investment strategy.–consider-wine-45530.html

Red Wine Aging Chart

Some red wines age better than others.

Understanding Vineyard Pests and Diseases

Grape growers and winemakers on how to identify and treat pests, fungal and bacterial infections, and viral diseases

Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility

Like most businesses today, wineries are grappling with making their websites accessible to users with disabilities

Pabst Debuts Hard Coffee And Everyone Says it Tastes Like Yoo-hoo

The 5-percent-ABV alcoholic coffee has garnered a general consensus of being a Frappuccino-like coffee chocolate milkshake, akin to childhood chocolate drink Yoo-hoo.

Aerator vs Decanter: Which is Better?

While the premise behind aerating and decanting wine is quite similar, there are some notable differences between the two.

Defining Sugar Free Wine

The low down on residual sugar in wine

Wine Grape Pruning Expenses Slashed with Mechanization

Mechanical pruning not only reduced labor costs by 90%, it resulted in increased grape yields and had no impact on the grape berry’s anthocyanin content.

Three workers die in Spain after being poisoned by fumes in wine vat

Everything indicates that poisonous gas was produced in one of the vats

How the Supreme Court decision could upend the US wine market

Most wholesalers, and their lobbying association the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), on the other hand, have long opposed retailers’ rights to ship product into different states.

When is wine judgement more than just opinion?

When faced with an unfamiliar or new style of wine, what is the fairest way for a wine professional to respond?

Wine Appreciation As An Aesthetic Experience

The most important factor to keep in mind is that wine is an everyday affair. It is consumed by people in the course of their daily lives

Insights into the world’s most widely planted variety – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Australia is home to what are believed to be among the oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world, located in the northern Barossa Valley (planted in 1886).

Milk-based liquor gets shot at lucrative vodka market

Distillers whose main ingredient is dairy, fruit or honey can now label their product vodka


Boutique Bordeaux producer Liber Pater is to release its next vintage at €30,000 a bottle, making it the most expensive wine in the world.




Researchers have said that climate change could have a significant impact on the amount of pesticides used in vineyards as rainfall and humidity levels rise.


Canned vs. Bottled: Which Type of Wine Is More Sustainable?

Is single-serve canned wine really a more sustainable product than a traditional 750-milliliter bottle of wine, which pours approximately five glasses?


Hottest Wine App, My Wine Society, Introduced by Wine Lover Website, Wine Enthusiast

Our Podcast Is On IT!!


Wine’s Magic Ingredient

The magic ingredient can be free and you can get it anywhere.


Allergic or Intolerant to Wine? There’s a Ray of Hope for You

Now researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a compound in natural yeast that may be the baseline culprit accountable for many wine allergies or intolerances.


Next climate challenge: Getting the smoky taste out of wine

Wine is big business in California. It’s the source of 3 of every 5 bottles sold in the United States, with an estimated $35.2 billion in U.S. sales in 2017


The Five Best Italian Red Wines Beginners Must Try

Because they absolutely encapsulate what Italian wine is all about!


6 Sparkling Wines That Are Chicer (& Cheaper) Than Prosecco

Read on for our pick of surprisingly affordable summer sparkles


A Quick Guide to Wine Dryness: Why It Tastes Sweet When It Isn’t (and More)

What exactly is sweet, and what is dry in a wine?


By-The-Glass Wine Lists Are Really Bad. Here’s Why Restaurants Should Make Them Better.

Not only are by-the-glass lists routinely bad but, as consumers, we’ve come to expect it—and pay a premium for it besides.


At this Plymouth wine bar, you do the pouring

At Uva, located in Plymouth’s increasingly lively downtown, a customer can get 1.5 ounces, 3 ounces, or 6 ounces of wine by swiping a card in one of the machines the bar uses, with an automatic cap of 18 ounces per hour.


Is your wine bottle lighter? That’s one way wineries are cutting their energy use.

Some wineries are taking substantial measures to reduce the environmental impact of all that energy use.



Rosé isn’t just red and white wine mixed together.



Crushing Some Myths of Wine Tasting

To swirl or not to swirl?


Breaking Down the Differences Between Gin and Genever

If you’re not familiar with genever, you’re certainly not alone.


The myths behind the wine mum hidden drinking culture in New Zealand

There’s a common acceptance that parenting is hard, so it’s little wonder so many women turn to alcohol and cling to the wine mum culture that exists as a form of acceptance and belonging


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