Liquor Industry News 12-02-19

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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

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained


Jack Daniel’s Finally Releases Its Advent Calendar In the U.S.

The sleek, black calendar features 18 mini bottles of the brand’s whiskeys

New Andre

E.&J. Gallo has extended its André sparkling wine brand with 375-ml. cans. Retailing at $4 a can, the new packaging is debuting for André’s Brut and Brut Rosé sparklers and is backed by a tie-in with holiday apparel company Tipsy Elves, which includes André branded sweaters and other offerings. The André brand was down 4% to 1.8 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Popping a Champagne cork is rocket science, says study

It is already known that storing Champagne at higher temperatures increases the pressure in the bottle versus the air outside.

10 Things You Should Know About WhistlePig Whiskey

In a few short years, WhistlePig has become a well-known brand, offering the most-awarded rye whiskeyin the world.

The 25 Biggest Cheese Exporting Countries in the World

See which countries make the most dough for their dairy.

Here’s Why Shiraz Is the Most Popular Red Wine in Australia

Shiraz was one of the first grape varieties brought to Australia by James Busby. Busby was one of the forefathers of the wine industry in the early 1800s

7 Tips To Improve Your Staff’s Wine Education

By teaching your employees the following seven things about wine, you can wow your guests and drive repeat visitors.

Washington closes in on six new AVAs as wineries pass 1,000 mark

The new AVAs, which should be formalised over “the next six to 12 months”, according to Washington State Wine’s Doug Marshall, follow a significant psychological landmark for the industry, which reached 1,000 wineries this autumn, having expanded from just 200 back in 2003.,000_mark.html

Wine Opinions Launches Monthly Newsletter

Company publishes newsletter revealing buying habits of wine consumers and trade professionals

What’s Up with Italian Wine in the U.S. Market?

Italian wine has a lot going for it in the U.S. market. Wines from Italy are by far the largest category of imported wines.

Uncovering the pathway to wine’s acidity

University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Tradition has held that you should inspect the cork. Indeed, there are two things you should look for.

All the Anise Spirits That Aren’t Absinthe, Explained

A guide to the world’s most well-known anise spirits and liqueurs, including ouzo, sambuca, pastis, and the lesser-known-to-us raki, arak, and Chinchón.

Venice’s Island Vineyard Venissa Tries to Save Rare Grapes After Floods

The flooding began on Sunday, Nov. 10. By Tuesday, waters had submerged nearly 80 percent of the city

Are the awards stickers on wine bottles even important?

Wander through your neighbourhood liquor store or the wine section of the local supermarket, and there’s a pretty good chance that your eye will be caught by the flash of stickers adorning bottles.


Vine plantings in Barolo will be put on hold for three years from January 2020 in order to regulate production of the revered Italian red, the region’s consorzio has revealed.

Does It Make Any Difference If Wine Is Aged In Stainless Steel, Concrete, Wood Or Egg Tank?

The short answer is: Yes, it does make a difference what kind of container is used for ageing. The taste will be different.

New System Stops Aroma Loss During Active Fermentation

A new machine is now available to help winemakers retain the aromas that normally escape, along with carbon dioxide, during the winemaking process.

Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse

After identifying two distinct types of hangover symptoms, those that were stress-related and those that were dehydration-related

How to Set Up Your Home Bar, According to Bartenders

How you stock your bar is essential to entertaining at home.

Coors Light brewed with Jonas Brothers hits retail

Available via an online retailer in five U.S. markets — Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn. — the beer has custom labels emblazoned with the faces of the Jonas Brothers. It is line-priced with Coors Light six-packs.


Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2019

This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.



Spain’s largest white wine region, Rueda, has transformed its entire wine classification system with the adoption of new rules for premium wines and the authorisation of new grape varieties including the red variety, Syrah.


Great novels for wine lovers

A novel where wine is weaved into the story so effortlessly and brilliantly that it puts professional wine writers to shame.

Two Powerhouse Brands Partner on Custom Wine Glasses

The glass they created, with its distinct elongated bowl and narrow mouth, brings out the mineral and fruity flavors and aims them at the mid-palate where our taste buds are more complex.

What can you tell from a wine label?

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but does the same apply to a wine label? Yes and no.

Histamines in Wine: The Likely Cause of Your Nasty Wine Headache

Alas, wine also sometimes seems like your worst enemy. Wine can cause some wicked headaches and stomachaches the following day, even after a mere one to two drinks


How do you write about quality cheap wine when the system is rigged against it?

Yes, there is still plenty of cheap wine on store shelves, but just because a wine is cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth drinking.


Diageo and HBO launch Silicon Valley-inspired Tequila

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has once again partnered with TV network HBO on the release of Tres Comas Tequila, which was “made” by Silicon Valley character Russ Hanneman.


The 5 Reasons Why Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions

Here are five reasons why:

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

It’s time to accept the inevitability and choose the best of the worst.



New Captain

Diageo has launched the latest seasonal Captain Morgan offshoot, Gingerbread Spiced. The holiday-themed, 30% abv spirit is now available nationwide for a limited time, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. The release is being promoted through a tie-in with Big Gay Ice Cream, which will serve a Merry Morgan Trucker, an ice cream sandwich made with Captain Morgan infused ice cream, at its Philadelphia and New York locations though December 26.Captain Morgan is the fourth-largest spirits brand in the U.S. by volume at more than 5.6 million cases, according to Impact Databank.



We want to showcase the modern Spain rather than the traditional side of the country


Prosecco and Asti spearhead new EU-backed promotion of GI-designated quality produce

The heartland DOCGs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Asti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano have joined with producers from Provolone Valdpadana PDO, Mozzarella TSG and Olio Extravergine d’Oliva Toscana PGI for the launch of Enjoy European Quality Foods (EEQF).

Can Cannabis and Wine Coexist?

As California’s cannabis industry matures, development in winegrowing areas sparks conflict and concerns



You’re Not Going to Believe I’m Saying This, But Merlot Is Back

Yes, you heard me right.

How wine connoisseurs can’t actually tell one bottle from another:

Study finds they are mostly driven by color and can’t distinguish between grapes


5 Unknown Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Wines, in general, are alcoholic beverages. However, unlike other liquors, they are made from natural ingredients.

Only idiots take wine to a dinner party, says TV etiquette expert

One thing you can guarantee is that they won’t open a bottle of wine that you’ve taken. Your wine is probably better than some of the wine you’ve been offered.’


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