Liquor Industry News 07-29-19

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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

10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine



Mac And Cheese With Beer!

It’s summer—and yes, everything this time of year is a little bit better when you have a can of beer by your side.



Jack Daniel’s adds beer barrel-finished whiskey to Tasters’ line

Jack Daniel’s has extended its Tennessee Tasters’ Selection experimental whiskey range with the launch of two expressions: Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2.


Top seven best-selling speciality spirits

The burgeoning low-alcohol movement and growing popularity of the apéritif occasion have helped take speciality spirits global. We look at the brands taking the category by storm.


Joining a host of celebrities associated with tequila brands, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are the latest to move into the drinks industry with agave spirits.


Pioneer in top-end wine production from Uruguay, Bodega Garzón is to make a flagship white wine from Albariño fermented in a cigar-shaped oak barrel, potentially from this year’s vintage.


Hennessy Sangria Recipe

If you’re looking to kick your sangria up a notch, check out this simple Henny Sangria recipe that your friends and family will certainly love at the next cookout.


Hashing Out A New Language For Wine: Show, Don’t Tell

The wine times, they are a-changin’. Here are three ways we can see it clearly


Bronco, Gallo & other large wineries dominate Napa County with 70% of permitted production

While the name “Napa” has come to represent pinnacle of American ultra-fine wine ,in reality, 45% of the permitted production is vested in two companies with budget wine reputations — Gallo and Bronco.


Germany Might Be Producing the Best Pinot Noirs Available Today

Today Germany has 29,000 acres of Pinot Noir, the third most plantings in the world after France and the United States—and now American wine drinkers are taking notice.



Winemaker Demands To Know What’s In The Wine

No-one was tackling the alcohol-free wine sector to cater to the next generation of wine drinkers who don’t want to consume alcohol.


Wine Science Cafés are great

Anyone can meet to discuss the latest ideas of science that are impacting wine sector.



Popping prosecco’s bubble

ustralian farmers want to export more to Europe’s half a billion people. But they risk losing the right to market their products as prosecco, feta and parmesan.

After changing the grape name to glera in 2009, the European Commission wanted to register Prosecco as a GI in Australia in 2013, but the bid failed after Australia argued it had adopted the name because it was a generic variety name like chardonnay.

Top five best-selling ready-to-drink brands

As consumers seek convenience, the ready-to-drink sector has been quick to meet this demand with a torrent of new, innovative offerings. We look at the brands dominating the category.

White Claw Rips Into Craft Beer Sales

On their own, hard seltzer sales increased nearly 211 percent


Love Red Wine But Hate the Stains It Leaves on Your Teeth? Wine Wipes Can Help

People with strong enamel and not a lot of plaque can emerge from a wine bar with a relatively clean smile, but for those of us without those markers of exceptional dental health, red wine usually leaves dark, unsightly stains.

Chiaretto: The Italian Rosé Wine

Chiaretto rosé wines are made from a majority of the Corvina grape, with some Rondinella and Molinara.

15 Helpful Words for Talking About Wine

Many wine authorities believe that a wine should be described as specifically as possible, breaking it down into a group of flavor and aroma components that, when all put together, describe the totality in the glass.

Top 10 Cannabis Infused Drinks Producers

Here is the list of top 10 cannabis-infused drinks producers and their products, every cannabis lover must try.

Wasps may save California vineyards from ‘invasion’ by Chinese fly

Tests to see if tiny wasps can fight off an expected ‘invasion’ of California vineyards by the spotted lanternfly, which is indigenous to China, are underway at the University of California Riverside.

New Streaming Service Could Modernize The Spirits Industry By Getting Viewers To Shop While They Sip

Spirits Network will run as on-demand video programming for paid subscribers with content ranging from original historical documentaries and reviews and how-to’s — presented by hosts like Minnick — to rebroadcasted interviews with celebrities dishing on their favorite drinks.

Can Champagne help to beat Wrinkles?

Champagne contains antioxidants and cellular activators such as organic acids, minerals and vitamins, which are said to help to slow down the ageing process and repair the skin.

New Wine Video Game

Hundred Days promises to follow the “entire winemaking process.” With the keys to a new winery, you’ll need to make decisions about vines, soil, yeast, harvesting, bottling, sales, and even marketing.

Amorim combats counterfeiting with NFC-enabled corks

Leading cork producer Amorim has released a new range of bartop stoppers, which incorporate near field communication (NFC) technology to tackle counterfeiting.


The survey compared 30 different wine producing nations to see how they stacked up when it comes to the quality of its wine output, wine tastings, vineyard visits, and the cost of travel and accommodation.




A professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, said venues that play their music too loud are at risk of dulling diners’ taste buds.



Painted pink, “the world’s first portable piggy home” can accommodate 12 people and sleep two, equipped with “all the necessities for a night under the stars”



Will the Supreme Court’s Tennessee Decision Dramatically Change the U.S. Wine Market?

While the issue at hand was narrow in scope, the decision may have larger consequences for the wine market, including opening the door to challenges to laws that ban wine retailers from shipping to customers in other states.

What’s next for three-tier after the Supreme Court’s Tennessee retailer decision?

Don’t make too many bets three-tier will open up after the Tennessee retailer decision; we’ve been down that road before



Special La crema

Jackson Family Wines will introduce a special bottling of La Crema this fall. Created as part of La Crema’s 40th anniversary celebration, the special edition Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was made by current winemaker Craig McAllister in collaboration with La Crema’s founding winemaker Rod Berglund, now co-owner and winemaker of Joseph Swan Vineyards. It will roll out in limited quantities this autumn. La Crema will also host an anniversary celebration at the winery’s estate at Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley on August 17.

Where was Wine Invented?

Many will think that the Romans invented wine – This is not the case though they added a great deal of advancing some of the viticulture practices and of course broadening its fan base as they expanding their empire.

Does Alcohol Evaporate from Cooking Wine?

Just about everyone, including many professional chefs and backyard grillers, believes that all the alcohol added to a meal during the cooking process evaporates (or dissipates), leaving behind only a faint aroma and subtle taste.

I Tried Tomato Wine and Lost

Could wine taste like this and be made out of tomatoes and still be wine?


Zonin USA, Inc. Announces Name Change and a Growing Portfolio

Italy’s largest privately-owned wine company, is pleased to announce that as of July 15, 2019 the name will formally be changed to 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits, A Zonin Family Company.



Wine Influencers and Thinking Like a Consumer

When it comes to wine marketing where we rarely stop and think like a consumer.



Information about organic wines and production practices could be counterproductive.

Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label, but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines.

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases

It’s tough for them to make decisions on buying grapes and investing in supply when they don’t know if the sale will be authorized,


Time to declare sweetness levels in wine

How much information do consumers need to know about their wines? Robert Joseph argues that sugar levels, at the very least, should be declared.



Taste & Terroir: A Recipe for a New Kind of Vodka

The terroir (geography, climate, weather) of the fields in Poland where its premium-grade Polska Rye is grown — and its impact on the taste of vodka.




Global wine production in 2018 reached one of its highest levels since 2000 with a total volume of 292mhl, an increase of 17% compared to the volume recorded in 2017.



Branding the law “unconstitutional”, it ruled that states must treat in-state and out-of-state alcohol businesses in the same way. It also called the residency rules for corporations based outside the state who wished to get a retail license “extraordinarily restrictive”.

The Bottom Line on Sulfites in Wine

How much sulfites are in wine and how do they affect you? Let’s get to the bottom of sulfites in wine.

What Is Fortified Wine? Types, Benefits, and Downsides

In addition to its higher alcohol content, fortified wine boasts a unique flavor and aroma that sets it apart from regular varieties.

When will California become too hot to grow wine grapes?

Without major intervention, Napa County can expect to see 15 days a year with a heat index (also known as the “feels like” temperature) exceeding 100 degrees by the middle of this century.



Substitutes for wine in your fine cooking

Need to know what to substitute



Bonterra Organic Vineyards Launches New Brand: The Elysian Collection

The Elysian Collection offers elevated wines from certified organic grapes, and Bonterra’s legacy of conscientious farming practices ensures that consumers discover articulated flavors and a consistently high level of quality in the bottle.



Why we need ethical fine wine

Jane proposes a new approach for how we categorise fine wine, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability and social responsibility…


The history behind the great Australian red blend

Who was the originator of the “great Australian red” blend, the cabernet shiraz? I recently read a claim that Yalumba was the originator – and another that the cabernet shiraz blend is unique to Australia.


Zinfandel Deserves More Respect



A Concise History of Champagne and its Bubbles. How? When? Who?

Historically referred to as the wine of kings and the king of wines, Champagne has a storied and checkered past, often as much by happenstance as by astute winemaking.


Swiss specialities: chocolate, cheese and … wine?

The global reputation of Switzerland’s winemakers may be set for a boost, backed by a new export promotion strategy that aims to see Swiss labels on menus at the world’s top restaurants.

Why Swiss wine is one of the country’s best kept secrets



Consumers Are Drinking Less Wine. That’s Good For Wine Business, In Unexpected Ways.

The sense of drinking responsibly rather than excessively, which commiserates with the consumer base that’s leaning toward a healthier lifestyle.



Organic Wine and Fine Dining – is the Trend Becoming a Reality?

An important symbolic change occurred early in the current decade in the social perception of organic wine, due to changing habits among consumers on combining luxury and sustainability.


Non-Alcoholic Beer Is for Everyone Now—Yes, Even You

NA beer is blowing up as more and more people edge towards sobriety. And a lot of it tastes good.

18 of the Best Low-Calorie, Low-Alcohol Beers, Tasted and Ranked

The beers had to have 150 calories or less per 12-ounce serving, and less than 5 percent ABV


This Shark Week Inspired Beer Is Blood-Red and Salty

Breckenridge Brewery of Littleton, CO is releasing a shark-inspired beer you can sip while watching your shark-related programming. Called “Cherry JAW-some,”


What Are ‘Oenobeers’ And Which Ones Should You Try?

They’re fermented with both grains and grapes before being hopped — offering both beer and wine nerds the chance to geek out.

Is it Time to Drop the Traditional Pairing Rules?

Food and beverage pairings, especially involving wine, have been historically encumbered by rules.



Bagged Wine Is Making a Comeback—But Not for the Reason You Think

How many sommeliers have you seen pour from a pouch in a restaurant?



How to get around wine country without drinking and driving

Safer ways to explore Napa and Sonoma

While wine country lacks the same widely used public transit system found to the south, there are other ways to get around without driving.



CBD Status In MA

Interesting look and recap of CBD,, Hemp And Cannabis Sales in MA

Listen to The Beer, Wine And Spirits show on WSAR

Can CBD be legally sold in liquor stores?

Are you ready for cannabis cafes??


Here’s What’s Missing from the Sober-Curious Movement

You’ve seen, I’m sure, all of the consumer media attention being paid right now to abstinence, and sober-curious, and the valorization of non-alcoholic beverages to the point, arguably, of demonizing the enjoyment of wine.


Non-Vintage Champagnes Provide Affordable Insight Into the World’s Most Prestigious Bubbles

Non-vintage Champagnes are made by blending the current vintage with reserve wines from previous years, a


8 Beer and Book Pairings

Books that, in my opinion, share affinities with a particular beer or beer style.

Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.

The label sells the first bottle, the wine sells the second, according to a wine industry maxim.–or-silly–as-you-might-think/2019/07/18/a4efd00c-a80a-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html?utm_term=.c4238c5d527d



Perfect Low-ABV Cocktails for Wine Lovers

Often made with aromatized, fortified or still wine, these drinks favor nuance and flavor over a brisk alcohol burn, which makes them ultra food-friendly.



Peach Wine Slushies

Fruity drinks are such a great way to cool off during the summer months



French wine production hit by heatwave

Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave


10 Easy Vodka Cocktails Because Summer

Sometimes nothing says summer like refreshing vodka cocktails



Spitting is essential to tasting good wine, and here’s why

For professionals — winegrowers, oenologists, sommeliers, wine merchants — tasting wine means assessing its appearance, or robe, its interaction with air, its aromas and finally its taste, as well as its “structure” in the mouth.


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