Liquor Industry News 03-08-21

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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

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

5 Wine Habits That Are Causing Your Hangovers

Five bad wine drinking habits you’ve likely been guilty of in the past that result in hangovers.


How to Get Red Wine Out of Clothes

What’s the first thing you should do if you spill a glass of red wine on your clothes?



TTB Guide to labels


Organic Wine vs. Regular Wine – What Is the Difference?

This trend has been going on for groceries for a long time. And more and more wine lovers also demand organic wine.


How to Understand (Almost) Everything on a Wine Label

There are some basic formulas that can help you understand the rather confusing and sometimes smug words on wine labels.


Can ‘Clean’ Wine Save Your Complexion?

If your skin has ever reacted to drinking wine, you’re not alone.


6 Decanting Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Whether you’re a lifelong wine drinker or newbie, decanting is easy to learn and can enhance the experience of the wine you drink.


#DrinkTok: How One App Is Influencing What We Sip

Not only has it changed the music industry and given us countless viral food hacks, but, whether you realize it or not, it’s also influencing what’s in your glass.


Supermarket wine sales during the pandemic

Supermarket wine seems to be thriving during the pandemic, as we make fewer trips and buy more items – including wine – at one store instead of splitting the trip into two or three stops.


What’s new in Prosecco?

The Prosecco appellation is being revolutionised from the inside out, projecting it towards a series of major innovations


Heineken to Release Dos Equis Ranch Water Hard Seltzer

Heineken set to join the growing number of producers offering a ready-to-drink (RTD) canned version of the cocktail via its Dos Equis brand.



Tanqueray described the alcohol-free ‘spirit’ as a “mindful drink option for those not willing to compromise on taste”


Boxed Wine Is the Best Cooking Wine

Cooking wine should be good enough to drink, but not so good that you feel bad dumping it into a sauce or stew.


Cheese and Wine Pairings

From the classic to the fun and funky, here are my favorite tips to make pairing wine with cheese a brie-s.


Surefire Ways To Spot Good Wine From Bad Wine

Not all cheap wine is low-quality wine, and not all expensive wine is excellent.


Does Wine Freeze?

To understand why and how wine freezes, we need to understand the different components that make up your wine.


New Tia Maria

Tia Maria, part of the Disaronno International portfolio, has unveiled a new ready-to-drink cocktail, the Iced Coffee Frappé. The 4% abv offering is available nationwide in 200-ml. 4-packs retailing at $10, with single 200-ml. cans positioned at $2.30. Meanwhile, the core Tia Maria coffee liqueur ($28 a 750-ml.) has received a new bottle design that emphasizes its cold brew method and ingredients of 100% Arabica coffee beans and Madagascar vanilla.

A New Class of ‘Performance’ Beers Is Taking a Page From Gatorade

The idea of alcohol coinciding with an athlete’s regimen might seem counterintuitive. And it certainly shouldn’t replace water.

French Critics Rate Organic and Biodynamic Wines 6-12 Points Higher in Scores Compared to Conventional or Sustainable Wines

What was most surprising to me was that we found a significant difference between organic and biodynamic versus conventional, but no difference between conventional and sustainable

Why the Promised Benefits of Red Wine on Your Body and Brain Are Not Aging Well

You’ve read the articles and you’ve discussed it with your friends — there really are some great benefits of red wine, right?


The Biggest Cognac Trends of 2021, According to Spirits Educators

Given that trends are typically defined and driven by the on-premise, one begins to wonder what this all means for Cognac in 2021 — how the unprecedented events of the last 12 months will influence the year ahead of us.


New Grey Goose

Grey Goose has unveiled Essences, a new range of vodkas infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanicals. The lineup will initially include Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil expressions. The new range is at 30% abv and has no gluten, artificial ingredients, sugar or carbs. It’s aimed at the fast-growing at-home cocktail segment. Grey Goose Essences are rolling out nationwide, retailing at $30 a 750-ml.



Why should I care whether someone else prefers a wine I don’t like?


The alcohol indicator

Could average alcohol be an indication of vintage quality?


The Life and Times of “Pizza Wine”

In some ways, wine writers helped develop the trope of pizza wine that’s emerged today.


Italian Red Wines That Should Be Better Known

There are dozens of other reds from around the country that are underrated; wines that consistently deliver excellent quality and typicity, often at very reasonable prices.


A Guide to India’s Must-Try Spirits

India has a long history with alcohol. It’s been consumed for centuries, and there are references to alcoholic fermentation and distillation that date back to 200 B.C.



Called Orange Gold, the wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac and Muscat.

Walla Walla Wine Country Guide

Let’s explore what’s great in Walla Walla Valley wine country.

Healthy Wines: What the Labels Really Mean

Next time you head to the store to grab your favorite bottle of red or white, you may notice a cornucopia of terms.

How Adding Wine to Your Coffee Makes You a True Italian

Caffè corretto is fundamentally an espresso shot with added alcohol – usually a liquor, such as brandy, grappa or sambuca.  However, some Italians, use a splash of wine instead.

Hard Kombucha

What is hard kombucha? Does it still have similar health benefits to regular kombucha? We answer all of your questions on this popular alcoholic drink here.

8 Things You Should Know About the Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

Though The Famous Grouse has been making Scotch for centuries, there’s always more to learn about the classic brand.


The Essential Black-Owned Spirits and Wines You Need To Try Right Now

A common obstacle that many Black owners of spirits and wines face however is having their products accessible in physical and online stores.


New Bumbu

Bumbu Rum Company is introducing Bumbu Créme, a new line extension joining its existing Bumbu Original and Bumbu XO expressions. Retailing at $35 a 750-ml., Bumbu Créme is a 15% abv blend of rum, spices, and real dairy cream and is recommended to be served chilled straight, on the rocks, or in cocktails. Bumbu is part of the Sovereign Brands portfolio, which also includes Luc Belaire sparkling wine, McQueen and the Violet Fog gin, and Villon, a French spirit competing in the Cognac category.


Pairing Wine And Cheese? Science Says White May Be A Better Choice Than Red

Conventional wisdom would have you drink red wine with cheese. A new study, published in the Journal of Food Science, only partially supports that pairing,


11 Reasons to Drink Prosecco

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason:



Understanding an Italian Wine List

Learn the basics of how to read an Italian wine list to order wine with confidence.


Protecting Italy’s food and wine

On Italian wine bottles found on shelves in the U.S., you can often see the IGT, DOC, and DOCG indications on labels, the primary three levels in the system.


The History of the Aperitivo — and How to Enjoy It Like an Italian

Aperitivo is a drink, usually wine or a light mixed cocktail, accompanied by a small meal at the end of the workday, intended to be a prelude to dinner.


One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study

There’s yet another positive side effect to drinking wine—well, red wine, specifically—and consider it an added bonus that you can pair it with cheese and still reap the health benefits.

10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live By

Whether it’s making pasta, fermenting wine, or just enjoying life, the Italians seem to have it pretty much figured out.

Tuscany: One of Italy’s Most Famous Wine Regions

Most of Tuscan’s top wine regions produce red wine, but that’s not to say that white wines aren’t produced. But more than 80% of Tuscan wines are red.

What is Wine Mouthfeel?

One particular concept that helps drinkers judge wine quality is ‘mouthfeel’.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

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