Liquor Industry News 01-13-20

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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

Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

9 Things You Should Know About Chambord


Are You a Sober Wine Lover? Find a Tea House

Tea may not have the flashiness of wine, but for lovers of the more romantic aspects of wine, it has an abundance to offer.


The French Just Aren’t Quaffing Champagne the Way They Once Did

Even as overseas markets continued their growth, a decade-long slide in domestic demand worsened in 2018, with sales in France falling by 6.5 million bottles.


What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from.


9 Things You Should Know About Chambord

From its complex production to its chic bottle design, here are nine more things you should know about Chambord.


Experts Finally Reveal If Tapping a Beer Stops It From Exploding in Your Face

The researchers, in a routine similar to many a Saturday night in our 20s, opened shaken and unshaken beers to determine if tapping on a beer before it’s opened had any effect on the eventual outcome


‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

Inside were these brass pins. The liquid: urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.”


10 Most Searched Wines of the Year, Ranked by Traffic

The most sought-after bottles on


What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine

About 65% of what’s planted are white grapes, the rest red


Get to Know Trollinger, the Gamay-Like Grape You Aren’t Drinking

The variety almost exclusively planted in Württemberg, Germany,


16 Wine Instagrammers To Follow In 2020

Not only do they take a great picture, these wine fanatics are terrific sources of education, tasting notes, and a whole heck of a lot more.


Diageo sells two billionth bottle of Baileys

First created in Ireland in 1974, Baileys reached the milestone in December 2019 when it sold its two billionth bottle.


Wine in 2020: What to look out for

Predicting the future is a tough business, but here are some things to look out for in the wine world in 2020, from specific wine trends to bigger issues affecting the market.



We’ve taken a look at some of the newer courses that have emerged over the past year, to help you on your journey to becoming a drinks connoisseur.


The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe

For s’more lovers stuck indoors, few cocktails beat a fireplace-ready smoky Old Fashioned flavored with toasted marshmallow.


‘Dry January’ Is Destroying Bars.

In the U.K., a new concept for making a positive change at the beginning of the year has emerged: Tryanuary, a month-long promotion challenging consumers not to cut out all alcohol completely, but instead to focus on trying out new bars, pubs, beers, and brewers, with the goals of promoting moderation, supporting small businesses, and raising funds for charity.


Amazon driver refuses to deliver wine to 92-year-old grandmother without ID

Talk about taking your job seriously.


5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Wine Enthusiast polled its editors and other wine pros on the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.


What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle.



The Trump Winery is a 1,300-acre estate in Virginia with a large 45-room hotel named Albemarle Estate with 10 guest rooms, and a 227-acre vineyard that produces 40,000 cases of wine a year.


Everything You Can Do with Flat Champagne

Beverage directors across the country are infusing, reducing or freezing flat bubbles.


How To Cook With Wine

The first and most important rule:  Use only wines in your cooking that you would drink.

Research Uncovers The Link Between U.S. Demographics And Beverage Alcohol Consumption

In short, their finding is that socioeconomic and demographic variables each play a role in accounting for the differences in consumption patterns.


How Dry January Affects Your Gut, According To Experts

For most people, one week without consuming alcohol may help improve your sleep, your mood, your sex life, and complexion,


The bitter truth

Like wine grapes, natural vanilla grows in different places—among them Madagascar; Mexico, where it originated; or Tahiti—and has different taste profiles and potency.


St. Helena AVA — What Everyone Should Know

The St. Helena AVA is in the northern half of the Napa Valley AVA, centered around the town of St. Helena.


Taste Test: 15 Non-Alcoholic Beers to Get You Through ‘Dry January’

Believe it or not, the tiny sliver of a market for non-alcoholic beer in the U.S. is growing


Invention takes edge off cheap liquor, creates new alcoholic drinks

Most people assume alcohol causes that unpleasant burn. But the real culprits are aldehydes, ketones and other nasty chemicals. Persedo has figured out how to remove them and enhance the liquor’s pleasant flavors.



A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals

The Gallo-Constellation deal was the talk of the summer among California grapegrowers, many of whom were left in a lurch when US regulators held up on approving it.


Does Red Wine Vinegar Go Bad?

Here’s what you need to know about the shelf life of red wine vinegar.


How Keg Wine Fits Into the Wine Landscape

Somewhere between the crazes of boxed wine and canned wine, keg wine happened.


Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

What a decade this has been for wine—both good and bad.

10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019

From Napa power players to Central Coast gems, here are our top 10 California Cabernets of the year.



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