Liquor Industry News 08-03-20

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By: Mark C Lenzi





Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When witches went after wine

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?


Think you like bitter beers? Science says think again

A first-of-its-kind study of the emotional reactions conjured by beer found that people liked sweeter beers better than bitter brews, based their involuntary facial expressions.


Wine Tariffs Have Proven One Thing: They Don’t Work

The threats are back on the table.


Heineken launches robotic bar for alcohol-free beer brand

As the need for physical distancing continues across Australia and around the world, international premium beer brand, Heineken, has developed a new concept designed to give drinkers complete peace of mind when ordering a beer while providing a novel drinking experience in the process.


U.S. Wine Industry Dodges One Tariff Bullet, Still Faces Another

The Trump administration has decided not to place tariffs on French sparkling wine in retaliation for France’s taxes on large tech firms. That’s good news for American wine consumers. The bad news is that the government will be debating over the next few weeks whether to maintain 25 percent tariffs on many other European wines and could possibly raise them.

Chocolate and red wine may help you avoid Alzheimer’s

Those with the highest intake of so-called flavonoid foods were the least likely to end up with dementia.

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

One common wine ingredient drove unwitting imbibers into a slow decline, that sometimes even resulted in death: lead.

Mixed Drink Take Home Law In MA

Mixed Drinks to Go signed into law by Governor Baker effective immediately.  The Massachusetts Restaurant Association posted the below regulations:

Putting A Pickle In Cheap Light Beer Makes It Taste Better

A trend that involves simply putting a pickle in your light (i.e. cheap) beer to make it taste better


Called Mas Agave, the seltzer is made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, fruit juice and sea salt

Is the Summer of Hard Tea Brewing?

What will be the next hard seltzer?

Our Seven Most Popular Orange Cocktail Recipes

Seeking inspiration for your next orange cocktail?

No Electricity, No Problem: This Oregon Grower Is Resurrecting Ancient Roman Winemaking Techniques

Even transporting the wine to Illahe’s Portland-based distributor is typically done without the aid of electricity.


Could Timorasso Be Italy’s Most Exciting, Age-Worthy White Wine?

But now it appears that consensus is forming around the future of Piemontese white wine, and that future is Timorasso.


The 6 Must-Have Wine Tools an Award-Winning Winemaker Swears By

But no matter the occasion, there are certain tools that make our sips a little more special.

When I taste a dry, non-sparkling white wine, I sometimes get a fizzy sensation. What is that?

You might be describing acidity, which is something you feel rather than taste.

Why it’s everyone’s duty to tell customers about lightstrike

It is a great irony that sunshine can be so beneficial to grapes and yet so detrimental to wine.

Two Truths and a Lie: This 17th-Century Pirate Invented the Pirates’ Code, Was Captured by Spaniards, and Used Wine Jugs to Save His Life

A 17th-century pirate, Bartholomeus de Portugees, is believed to be behind the code’s origins. He also may have been the first pirate to be captured by a Spaniard ship, and escape using jugs of wine.

Massachusetts Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Franchise Law Compromise; Boston Beer Excluded

The legislation would benefit around 200 craft breweries in the state, with Boston Beer Company and Craft Brew Alliance-owned Cisco Brewers being the notable exceptions.


The website hosts digital workshops and online video courses, designed for people working with port in both the on- and off-trade.

11 Easy Martini Recipe Riffs

With practice, home bartenders can master the two-ingredient cocktail recipe, and even create their own riffs on the classic drink.

Miller Lite is Giving Away Two Stadium Seats to Baseball Fans Stuck Watching at Home

The competition will award six selected winners with a custom-labeled set of two stadium seats to enjoy the baseball from home.

Scientists make wine and cheese using weeds

Bidens pilosa is widespread in the world as a weed imported from America.


How California’s wineries are fairing and how the industry has been forced to change.

VINAERA PRO “Adjustable Aeration” Electric Wine Aerator

A new innovation to create the first-ever Adjustable Electric Wine Aerator—winner-of-7-international-awards-301097601.html

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips

Learn How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips by our Food & Wine Expert, Ray Isle.


The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines


If you buy a nice bottle of wine then serve it wrong, you’re wasting your time as well as money.

Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Open-minded!

A sure fire way to make a wine lover cringe is to drop a few ice cubes in your glass of vino.  But there are a couple of reasons why this frowned-upon practice could prove pleasant.

Don’t judge a pinot by its color, experts say

The color of your pinot noir might not be as important as you might think, new research suggests.

Why most Americans don’t care about wine tariffs.

Wine culture has grown enormously in the U.S. over the last 20 years or so. But for most Americans, it doesn’t really matter where that Pinot Grigio comes from

Celebrities Could Be Making Good Wine. Instead, They’re Making Bad Wine for Good Money.

In 2020, there are now dozens of wines made by your fellow actors, athletes, musicians, reality television personalities, and even former porn stars.

Is the Champagne gift box on its way out?

A pioneering, 100%-recyclable ‘second skin’ case has been launched by Maison Ruinart in the UK to replace its use of gift boxes for the Rosé and Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.

These are the best wine podcasts to tune into

Podcasts often deliver content in a more dynamic manner. They’re easier to absorb than video or text, as you can plug in, play, and multitask as you tune in.

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

A very serious discussion about wine advertising

People buy from people they like. And most of us like being given excuses to laugh, especially at times like this.

Death & Co creates Alienist-inspired cocktails

To mark the return of the hit show, which stars Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans, Death & Co has created 10 exclusive cocktails inspired by the drama, its characters, and the 19th century.

Why America is running out of aluminum cans

Beer that would have ended up in kegs at restaurants and bars has shifted, along with other kinds of alcohol, to being sold in retail stores and through online channels and consumed at home — often in cans.

For The Beer Market, Seltzer Outshines Keggers And Solo Cups

The recent success of hard seltzers, and low- and no-alcohol beer, is a reflection of the secular trend towards healthy living that has created some potentially exciting opportunities for the beer industry.


As reported by Business Insider, 15,770 of the 26,160 US restaurants on Yelp’s platform that have been closed since March are now permanent closures.

How To Make A Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board

A well-curated charcuterie board is a work of art. When paired with the right wines, that artwork becomes a masterpiece.

Homebrew Your Own Hard Seltzer With These Essential Tips

Whether you love ‘em or you hate ‘em, one thing is true: When the weather creeps above 90 degrees, a hard seltzer is more refreshing than even the most sessionable IPA.



What Does “Earthy” Mean in Wine?

A useful term, earthy encompasses many different aroma and taste experiences.

Why Dolcetto is one of Italy’s most underrated variey

Dolcetto is an early ripening grape, it ripens two to three weeks before its counterparts Nebbiolo and Barbera.

8 Ways Covid-19 Is Changing Drinking Habits

Are consumers spending more or less on wine? Will ecommerce increase in popularity – or do wine drinkers still prefer traditional channels? Wine Intelligence looks at eight ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed – or is changing – the habits of regular wine consumers.

What’s the Best Frozen Cocktail to Make at Home?

There’s nothing quite like a frosty beverage to help cure your cabin fever.

The era of grower Champagnes is over

Recent years have seen the little guy step forward to demonstrate that top Champagne is no longer the exclusive realm of the big players.

Six Tips for Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Entertaining

Here, six tips for a safe socially-distant soirée, according to an epidemiology professor and entertaining expert.

10 Best Boxed Wine Brands to Drink in 2020

Boxed wine used to suffer from a bad rap, but today’s versions offer a winning combination of great taste and value.

How do organics and biodynamics affect a vineyard’s carbon footprint?

Some people claim that to run vineyards organically, you have to significantly increase the use of tractors to spray and manage weeds, and therefore there’s more negative impact on your carbon footprint from the increase in fuel use

When witches went after wine

Witchcraft has been in the news in the past year, thanks to recent archaeological discoveries in both the US and Britain, where witch bottles have been unearthed from historic homes and sites.


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