Liquor Industry News 01-27-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi





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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Does it cost more to be organic?


How I taste wines for review at Wine Enthusiast

Unlike some publications or reviewers, there is no screening process for wines prior to being submitted or reviewed at Wine Enthusiast.



Changes are afoot in Bourgogne, with a new geographical denomination added to the AOC Bourgogne: Bourgogne Côte d’Or. We examine what this move means for producers and consumers alike.


The Meaning of Wine Scores

Despite their alleged usefulness as a marketing tool, he finds them fundamentally misleading because they falsely imply the score serves some precise mathematical purpose.


Heat is a killer

The only way to know if the wine has suffered permanent damage would be to compare it with a bottle of the same wine that hadn’t been affected by heat.


2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.


Why Americans are drinking less wine for the first time in 25 years

Americans consumed less wine in 2019, ending the consistent rise in consumption since 1994.


Tito’s overtakes Smirnoff as top-selling spirit in US

Tito’s grew by more than 20% in volume in 2019. Vodka remains the largest spirit category by volume in the country.

White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

The new “state-of-the-art” White Claw site will be located in Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with construction expected to be completed in “record time”.


The legal specialists have been tasked with investigating “the criteria, evidence and procedure that should be required to establish a geographical indication of wine, as used in trade agreements and legal disputes.”

How Long Does Wine Last?

This article covers how long wine lasts, as well as how to tell if your wine has gone bad.

How to Taste at a Consumer Event

Today more than ever before, producers from the most important wine regions visit different cities in the USA to showcase their wine.



Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine

If you think winemaking is simply about turning juice into booze once a year, you’re dreaming.



So whose monumentally stupid idea was this and why did they do it?


Tips for Identifying Flavors in Wine

The three main ways to identify flavors in wine.


Six curious facts about smell

It evokes strong emotional reactions, influences sexual attraction and can be used as a sensitive analytical instrument.


How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

Moreover, are we drinking any more today than we did before prohibition?



Did Lead Poisoning Cause Beethoven’s Hearing Loss?

This could be linked to a lead gauntlet he regularly drank from, or to years of drinking cheap wine.


‘World’s first’ jackfruit-flavored vodka launches

Distilled six times from a mashbill comprising 100% corn, Slapjack is filtered three times before being flavored with natural jackfruit.



Following news that overall wine consumption has fallen in the US and warnings of an oversupply, market analyst Wine Intelligence reveals this is due to wine becoming a “more infrequent beverage”.



While European winegrowers are still worrying about the real possibility of 100% tariffs on wines shipped to the U.S., American winegrowers have their own domestic concerns about over-production paired with under-consumption.


6 Types of Cured Meats, and What to Drink With Them

Six of the most popular types of salumi, plus what to drink with each.


New “Which Grape Varietal Are You?” Instagram Filter Release

Head over to Curate & Co.’s Instagram (@CurateandCompany) on your mobile device



Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition became the law of the land

Drinking among teenagers is down. And there are signs that some people are taking alcohol seriously — such as the “Dry January” movement making the rounds on social media.


Limiting pesticides in wine

So how can zero pesticide residue wines be made?


What should the next wine trend be? This expert offers a surprising answer. Sherry.

Sherry offers an extraordinary variety of styles in an unlimited range of flavors


How are alchohol-free wine and beer made?

The most common methods of doing this are vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis.


Bottoms up! You can now buy 10 litres of red wine for just $30 – and it has enough to fill 70 GLASSES

Australian liquor retailer BWS is selling 10 litres of red wine for just $30

Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?

One big thing happening in the wine industry right now is the trend of unfiltered wine.


Château Laffitte Carcasset’s new wine, called The Corsair, has been released with a label which, when viewed through an app on a smart phone, appears in augmented reality

How Private-Label Goods Are Taking Over Retail

It’s not just lower costs and wider margins that are fueling the private-label movement. Retailers are also able to leverage private-label brands to fill voids left behind by third-party suppliers.

Battle brews once again over alcohol sales in convenience, grocery stores

A battle is once again brewing in Massachusetts over which stores can sell booze


With Robert Parker officially hanging up his quill last year, Roger Morris asks if predictions about the critical landscape in his absence have come to pass – or if something else has instead.

Truth in Package Labeling: On a Wine Bottle?

The reality is that many wines contain additives introduced during the winemaking process, including several that remain present in the final product.

Five ways to discover new wines in the new year

Instead of playing it safe this new year, step out of your comfort zone


Here’s What Experts Actually Think About the New Chilled Red Wine Trend

Anything with a lighter body, higher acidity and no oak is nice chilled — varietals like Pinot Noir and Gamay.

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The Year Bourbon Went Ballistic

The last year might have been known as the Year of the Pig, but it was whiskey that really brought home the bacon.


Does it cost more to be organic?

It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but does not certify”. That’s not correct.

How to reduce phthalate levels in wine

Tanks and hoses coated with epoxy resin are the two main sources of contamination identified.


Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey joins US delivery platform

The platform will allow Proper No. Twelve to be able to sell and interact with consumers through its website – a first for the brand’s US customers.


On 17 January 1920. America was officially “dry”

Driven by fervent religious beliefs they may have been and somewhat comical even ridiculous as it may appear now, there were also very real problems of abuse and domestic violence being suffered by women as a result of alcohol.


7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Prosecco

Researchers have found that the drink has some surprising health benefits.


Pabst Brewing Launches New Craft Beer Brand With ‘Seabird IPA’

Captain Pabst’s flagship offering, Seabird IPA, is a 4.5 percent ABV session beer, brewed with Magnum, Citra, Cascade, and Mosaic hops. It will be sold exclusively in Illinois and Wisconsin.



Who downs the most red wine? Hint: Not France

Chinese consumers downed 1.865 billion bottles of red wine last year, contributing to a 136 percent rise in consumption over the past five years,

Wine People, Meet Your Gut. Gut, Meet Your Wine People

Excessive alcohol consumption is considered by the CDC to be 8+ drinks per week for women and 15+ for men. This excess causes dysbiotic changes in the microbiome and decreases the absorption of zinc, B vitamins and protein – elements that are critical to gut health.



Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier


Wine Kaleidoscope

The vast majority of wines on the shelves at larger stores are produced by gigantic producers whose only goal is to produce a standardized product that market research tells them the largest percentage of consumers will like.


Aging Wine: Facts & Feelings

Why does one wine age better than another? How does a given wine evolve over time? And what are the processes governing this transformation?


Why your next bottle of sparkling wine should be from Brazil

Not the first thing that comes to mind. The country is better known for its cachaca — the sugarcane-based alcohol used in caipirinhas — and for its big industrial breweries.

Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels

Are you looking to up your wine game without draining your bank account?

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re able to visit just one or all 10, here are the wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

America’s Best-Selling Premium Wines

When it comes to best-selling wines, not surprisingly, cheaper wines head the list.


The Northern Wine Regions of Spain

Northern Spain has many great wine regions just waiting to be explored and today we’re featuring the regions of Rias Baixas, Navarra and Carinena.


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