Liquor Industry News 05-17-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to order wine in a restaurant

10 Things You Should Know About the Margarita

A Hard Seltzer Smoothie War Is Brewing in America’s Heartland

A Guide to Botanical Rum

Basically, it’s rum that’s flavored with botanicals like fresh or dried herbs, spices and edible flowers. Usually, the base is white rum.

What’s the difference between a horizontal and a vertical wine tasting?

Formal wine tastings were traditionally structured in one of two ways, with a horizontal or vertical selection of bottles to assess.

How to tell if your wine has gone bad

Actually, there are are a few ways. You just need to lean on your senses.


Left and Right Bank Bordeaux: What is the difference?

The very simple answer is that the Left Bank and Right Bank are two Bordeaux winemaking regions separated by an estuary and two rivers.


The Four Styles of Valpolicella Wine

There are four primary styles of Valpolicella. In the order from least to most intensity they are: Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella.


New soursop wine claims to beat killer diseases

A tasty soursop wine that can fight diabetes, cancer and boost the immune system has been concocted by Sabaragamuwa University’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and there are hopes of winning overseas markets with the product


Science Makes a Mockery of Tasting Notes

Your wine tasting notes are probably wrong – for other people, at least.


This Is the Worst Way To Drink Prosecco, According To Experts

As it turns out, if you’ve been drinking prosecco from a certain type of glass, you’ve been doing it all wrong, all this time. (Oops.)


Does Your Wine Really Taste Like Rocks?

Minerality” has become one of the most commonly cited terms in the wine world. But what does it actually mean?


The Difference Between Jack Daniel’s and Jim Beam, Explained

It’s nearly impossible to walk into a liquor store without seeing Jack Daniel’s sleek flagship Old No. 7 or a bottle of Jim Beam Original on the shelf.


A Hard Seltzer Smoothie War Is Brewing in America’s Heartland

Now, drinkers around the Midwest are growing increasingly familiar with what’s known as the “seltzer smoothie,” thanks to a brand called Smooj.


The 9 Best Triple Secs and Orange Liqueurs for Your Margarita

In short, not all orange liqueurs are created equal. If it’s Margaritas you’re mixing, here are the nine best bottles to turn to.



Wine Scholar Guild Launches Certified Sherry Wine Specialist®(CSWS)

The extremely successful Certified Sherry Wine Specialist® (CSWS) certification program will launch for US-based students in May 2021 on the Wine Scholar Guild educational platform.


What Does ‘Salinity’ Mean in Wine

Salinity is a tasting descriptor and a frequent extension of the term “minerality.” Both can refer to how our palate perceives the pH of the wine.



Let’s take a look at some of the most creative wine bottle upcycled DIY projects!


Jim Beam launches canned Highballs

The latest additions to the Jim Beam range are Jim Beam Highball and Jim Beam Ginger Highball. The canned offerings have an ABV of 5%.

10 Things You Should Know About the Margarita

But if you think you know everything about the popular tequila drink, think again.


The 12 Best Margarita Mixes for 2021

Perfect for batching cocktails for a group or when you simply don’t want to spend time squeezing citrus, there are dozens of decent options now available that allow drinkers to “just add tequila.”


The Difference Between Bombay, Tanqueray, Hendrick’s, and Beefeater, Explained

While BombayTanqueray and Beefeater fall into the London Dry designation, new kid on the block Hendrick’s Gin has also proven a worthy challenger.

Why Natural Wine Isn’t Always the Healthiest (or Tastiest) Option

It’s difficult to pinpoint what qualifies as a natural wine because the rules, well, don’t exist.

Here’s Why Industry Pros Care About Additive-Free Tequila, and You Should, Too

Within the world of tequila, industry leaders and agave lovers alike are looking for full disclosure on the components found in spirits.

The Difference Between Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters, Explained

For centuries, bitters were used to cure a medley of ailments, but would eventually become a popular tool for altering a drink’s unsavory flavors and, later, an essential ingredient in cocktails.

New Bombay

Bombay Sapphire is launching Bombay Bramble, a new gin featuring berry flavors. It’s the brand’s first new release since Bombay Sapphire East in 2011. Bombay Bramble features real fruit infusion and is a crimson red color, with the flavor of blackberries and raspberries without concentrates, additional sugars, or additives. It’s at 43% abv and comes out this month, with wide availability by June, retailing for $23 a 750-ml. Part of the Bacardi portfolio, Bombay was up 10.3% to 1.28 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.



How to order wine in a restaurant – a Decanter Guide

Avoid embarrassing mistakes when ordering wine in restaurants.


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

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