Liquor Industry News 11-11-19

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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

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked



The unique reaction American whiskey undergoes when it is aged could help producers spot illegal fakes.


Wine Cookies

They’re like little round bites of heaven. You have to try making these wine cookies!


Where There’s A Wine, There’s A Way

A Florida company has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff that’s big enough to drive a truck through.


We Tried 16 Different Spiked Seltzer Brands And Here Is The Ultimate Winner

Is the Claw really the law?


100 years after Prohibition: The strangest drinking laws in all 50 states

Just in case you were thinking about serving a pint to a moose in Alaska.



What Grows Together, Goes Together: The Food And Wine Of Tuscany

The food and wine culture of Tuscany spans a history that dates back more than 3,000 years, when the Etruscans took advantage of the ideal soil and growing climate in the hills and first planted grapes here


How did champagne dodge the tariff bullet?

There were some head-scratchers in the wines affected by tariffs. Since not all of the $2.1 billion of wines that the US imported from France last year were included.



Movies Come and Go, but the ‘Sideways’ Effect Seems to Last Forever

Even 15 years later, you can see traces of the movie everywhere.


Maker’s Mark and University of Kentucky to map American oak genome

Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has partnered with the University of Kentucky to research the DNA of the American white oak tree.


New Vegan Wine Line

Aventura, Florida-based importer Enovation Brands is launching Vegania, a line of vegan wines. The winemaking process for Vegania eschews the use of animal products, substituting vegan alternatives where necessary. Each bottle carries a seal certifying its vegan status. The new label initially offers a Pinot Grigio and a red blend of Frappato and Syrah, both from Sicily and retailing at $13 a bottle. The Enovation Brands portfolio also includes Impact “Hot Prospect” Gemma di Luna, which rose 22% to 85,000 cases last year.


This Genius Woman Hacked Her Fridge to Dispense Wine Instead of Water

The post dates back to 2016, but obviously still applies today because wine is timeless,

Why are wineries using wax seals when so many people hate them?

Some love them for their looks. Others hate them for the mess they create. What’s certain is wax seals are sticking around, as shown by the surprising diversity of styles on the market today.

Calvados Is Versatile, Food-Friendly, and Always in Season

In order for a brandy to be legally called Calvados, it must be made in Normandy, a region in northwest France famous for its apple orchards.

Exploring the Emerging, Community-Oriented Craft Beer Scene in New Hampshire

For some time, the bulk of its craft beer heritage has been in three states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Now, however, a New Hampshire beer scene is emerging.

The Right Knives to Use With Every Type of Cheese (Infographic)

Want to serve a picture-perfect grazing board at your next dinner party? Here’s a handy infographic illustrating all the different cheese knives

Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels Introduce New Bledsoe-McDaniels Collaboration

Named Bledsoe-McDaniels. The collaboration will focus on Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and site-specific Walla Walla Valley Syrah

New Dogfish

Dogfish Head is introducing American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by The Grateful Dead’s album of the same name, American Beauty Hazy Ripple is a 7% abv IPA brewed with spelt. It will be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across Dogfish Head’s 45-state network starting in mid-November. Delaware-based Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer earlier this year for $300 million.


There have been a number of landmark changes in Prosecco’s regulations this year, which are set to shape the kinds of wines coming out of the region in the coming years…

At What Temperature Does Wine Spoil?

Let’s explore how temperature affects wine

Are the ‘Old Vines’ Touted on Your Wine Label Actually All That Old?

So many wine bottles are marketed with the term “old vines.” But what does that really mean? Our wine columnist investigates

The Champagne Myth

Bubbles may feel special, but sparkling wine shouldn’t only be for celebrations

The Best Low-Carb Wines You Can Drink On The Keto Diet, According To Nutritionists

You CAN definitely enjoy wine while watching your carbs,

Coors Light, Blue Moon Maker To Cut 500 Jobs, Rebrand Amid Declining Beer Sales

Total beer consumption has declined for five straight years as wine and liquor become more popular

Vermont, Rhode Island more: Plan a weekend exploring the northeast beer trail

Many great microbreweries have established themselves in vacation-worthy locations within driving distance of Long Island.

Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over.

Limoncello: time to be taken seriously?

Long seen as a cheap sweet treat for after meals, limoncello is aiming to appeal to a new generation of imbibers and bartenders by highlighting artisanal production and natural ingredients.

Basil Hayden’s unveils Bourbon-infused cheese

The special offering, called Pour Me A Slice, is a semi-firm Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. It is described as being “sweet with a hint of spice”.



The project, which was first unveiled last month, allows users to download the SnapPress app and scan the foil on a sparkling wine bottle, with animations appearing on the screen.



The difficulty for growers in the Douro to find enough seasonal workers to bring in the harvest



The Rock Has Tequila

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is prepping a Tequila launch for the new year. Johnson’s Teremana Tequila label, founded in partnership with drinks industry veteran Ken Austin, is slated to debut in early 2020. Johnson noted in an Instagram post that Teremana would be a “small-batch, hand-crafted Tequila.” A brand representative declined to provide further detail. Previously, Austin worked with the Productos Finos de Agave S.A. distillery to launch the Avión label, which Pernod Ricard eventually acquired in a two-part deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Along with mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, Austin is also a co-founder of the Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey brand, which is distributed by Proximo Spirits.

BABE Becomes Official Wine Sponsor Of The NFL

BABE, a sparkling wine-in-a-can recognized as the most photographed wine on Instagram, is coming to 12 NFL stadiums across the country.

8 Things You Should Know About German Wine

Now is the time to get well acquainted with Germany’s other wine regions, and to bring other German grapes,

A waiter spilled red wine on her $30K handbag. Now she wants the country club to pay for it.

Hermes bags often are sold for thousands of dollars with the most expensive one currently listed at $13,000 on the Paris-based company’s website.


Walmart says “Cheers!” to Adult Beverage now available through Grocery Pickup in 2,000 stores

Customers in 29 states now have a more convenient way to purchase alcoholic beverages through the convenience of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service

Kincade Fire’s destructive toll on Sonoma wineries, vintners

The situation remains fluid for the 30-plus wineries and 82 growers in the Alexander Valley.

Map of wineries

15 Drool-Worthy Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

Here are 15 crave-worthy comfort food and wine pairings. Be warned, naps are not included (although, you’ll be tempted!).



Decanting Times! A Handy Guide For Best Practices

Here are some tips and tricks for decanting different types of wines.



10 of the Best Celebrity Spirits, Tasted and Ranked

Nowadays, news of celebrities launching spirits brands is as common as Marvel movies.


Mezcal subscription service launches in US

Online agave spirits retailer Maguey Melate has launched a bi-monthly mezcal subscription service to give consumers the chance to sample rare expressions that are unavailable elsewhere in the US.



Kim Crawford Set to Debut Slim Can Sauvignon Blanc

With the introduction of the 2019 vintage this fall, Kim Crawford will also debut America’s #1 selling Sauvignon Blanc in a slim can format.




This can be explained mainly by random weather conditions, notably a very cold and rainy spring followed by an extremely hot and dry summer

11 health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation

Here are some of the most interesting ways drinking in moderation can benefit you, so long as you consume it safely and responsibly.

Deconstructing umami (in wine and food contexts)

You may have heard of it. If not, what is umami and why should you care?–in-wine-and-food-contexts-

Champagne Can Be Influenced By Forests As Well As By Vines

Where oak trees grow also impacts the character of wine.

How a doctor’s wine hack freed a boy’s tongue stuck in a bottle

An old hack to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew served as inspiration for German doctors tasked with helping a 7-year-old boy whose tongue had become trapped in a glass bottle.


Who needs a cork? Winemaker bottles his bubbly with a cap

So much for popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. Winemaker Charles Smith, long regarded as one of the industry’s renegades, thinks it’s time to embrace the bottle cap.


How to choose a wine that punches above its price point

Big names don’t always mean best value: some fashionable wines are over-rated, while similar wines at half the price fall under the radar


Cult wine-themed manga comic Drops of God gets English translation release

A Japanese manga comic which has become a cult phenomenon in Asia and helped to shift case upon case of premium wine has been released in an English translation version.


Wine pairing tips and tasty options for your main course.

Maple Glazed Turkey Dinner

The Proper Way to Hold a Wine Glass

Here’s what you need to know the next time you pour yourself some wine.

Macy’s Is Selling A Wine Advent Calendar Packed With 24 Quarter Bottles

Well, this certainly beats a tiny piece of chocolate every day!


Precept Wine Advent Calendar 24×375 ml Cans

The Easiest (and Most Effective!) Ways to Clean Up Red Wine Stains

It behooves us all to have these stain-cleaning tricks tucked up our sleeves.

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