Liquor Industry News 10-14-19

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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 Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer


An Introduction to Five of Australia’s Cool-Climate Wine Regions

A look at five of Australia’s cool climate wine regions and the wines to get to know in them.


Sterling Vineyards 375 ml Aluminum Bottles

Sterling released these bottles for summer sipping, but they will be perfect all year long


Hard Seltzer Is Killing The Market

The millennial-driven focus on drinking “healthy” and less frequently has driven interest in these beverages.


14 Things You Should Know About Baileys

Baileys is now one of Ireland’s most successful exports.


What Are Those Holes On Top Or Cork Capsule

A friend told me that preservatives are injected into wine corks through the foil capsule or plastic sleeve, as indicated by the small holes in the seal. This seems unlikely to me. Is it true?

Those tiny holes in the capsule sure cause a lot of confusion! No, they are not a sign of something injected into the bottle, nor are they there to let the cork breathe.

Rather, those tiny perforations act as a vent to allow air to escape when the capsule is being put on the bottle. They allow for a tighter, wrinkle-free fit without any air trapped in the capsule.



An Interview On The Pros And Cons Of Alcohol Studies And Warnings

There is a movement to get the U.S. Federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to expand its mandated health warning on beverage alcohol to include rotating messages linking alcohol consumption to cancer.


The Dos and Don’ts of Partying at Wineries, According to People Who Work There

So let’s say you find a tasting room that does accept groups or host parties. How do you know what to do and avoid at your event?


Cîroc adds limited edition White Grape flavor to range

Released for the festive season, Cîroc White Grape is distilled five times before being infused with a blend of “ripe white grapes” and “other natural flavors”.


Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Records going back 700 years show that Burgundy’s wine grapes have been feeling the heat of the past three decades.


What Part of Reality Are You Missing? Augmenting Smart Packaging

What are customers looking for in wine packaging that most wineries are ignoring or missing at this point?


The Price of State Control for Wine

How prices compared in Pennsylvania – a state where all alcohol is sold via state-owned stores – with the rest of the country.


Wine labels on the brain

A recent study rooted in neuromarketing shows that designers and consumers may have different ideas about ‘good’ design

Is Beer Gluten-Free?

This article examines the gluten content of beer and how much gluten is in several main types, as well as whether any are safe for individuals with celiac disease.


Not anymore, but they used to be.

Farmhouse ales used to exist out of necessity. For centuries, drinking beer was safer than drinking water. European farmers needed a beverage that was low enough in alcohol so they could still accomplish their daily tasks, while also gaining a bit of sustenance; thus, the farmhouse ale was born. These beers are traditionally made with ingredients found on the farm and can be a bit funky and smell like straw or hay. Farmers would usually brew these beers in the winter and then drink them through the entire growing season up until the point of harvest.

Farmhouse ales were all but dead until the craft beer industry revived them. You’ll most often see them on brewers tap lists around harvest time. It’s unlikely now that your average farmhouse ale was actually made on a farm, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious.

New Jack

Jack Daniel’s is introducing Tennessee Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and apple liqueur. Launched this month, Tennessee Apple is at 35% abv and is in national distribution in 50-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles, retailing for $27 a 750-ml. It joins Tennessee Honey and Tennessee Fire in the Jack Daniel’s flavor portfolio. Tennessee Honey and Fire combined for over 1.1 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.


Hershey’s and Yuengling make chocolate beer

The 4.5% ABV brew will be available on draft only


It’s Impossible to Define ‘Sessionable’ in Craft Beer

Definitions of “session beer” abound on the Internet, from stories of sustaining World War I shell factory workers, to low-proof beers that pair well with weed.


A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food

Why not pair these fancy dishes with beer?



US to impose 25% tariff on single malt Scotch and MORE!

The US government revealed its intentions to impose a 25% import tariff on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, single malt Irish whiskey, liqueurs, cordials and wine on 18 October 2019.

Trump’s proposed cheese and wine tariffs rile Europeans

Do new U.S. wine tariffs mean the end of most $10 European wine?

Final Product List



Claiming to be the first set of “specialized and rigorous” qualifications dedicated to Scotch



No stuffy classrooms and boring lectures, this is about interactive, business-orientated sessions given by MWs, MSs and wine experts at the top of their game, whose objective is to help you learn the most about a specific region or wine in a dynamic environment.


Bartenders Are Giving Portugal’s Historic Rainwater Madeira a 21st-Century Reboot

Rainwater Madeira is usually made with Tinta Negra Mole grapes, and is fresh-tasting and medium dry.


For beer or sparkling wine, stop trying to pour away the foam

Foam acts as a slow-release valve for a beer’s delicate aromas. Not to mention the other excellent thing about foam: its texture.



Which Wines Have the Least Sugar?

Love a glass of wine, but monitoring your sugar intake? Get ready to say “cheers” to these options!


Measuring Wine’s Apathy Problem

Wine has an apathy problem in restaurants. Only 31 percent of diners order wine first when they sit down for a meal, while the rest choose beer or spirits to get things rolling


Priorat Reds Raise the Question: Style or Identity?

From its modern inception, Priorat has generally been a burly wine, rich and alcoholic, as garnacha and cariñena, also known by their French names grenache and carignan, can often be. Yet over the last 20 years it has rarely stayed the same.


Chianti Classico Gran Selezione: Exploring The Controversial Category

Back in 2014, when the new category of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was launched, the response was…complicated.


How Meditation Can Make Your Champagne Taste Better

Meditation techniques for your next wine tasting


Boldly going where no palate has gone before: A Star Trek wine tasting

The inaugural collection of Star Trek wines includes a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux and a 2017 Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel.


5 Vineyard Experiences That Go Beyond Your Typical Tasting

In this age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, more and more travelers are looking to find the unexpected in their winery and wine region visits; many are not necessarily all about the grapes.



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