Liquor Industry News 05-24-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Worst Beer to Drink This Summer

Pink Prosecco shortage predicted this year

How Much Liquor Should I Buy For My Party

Americans Drink 872 Million Gallons of Wine Each Year

While there are a number of regions around the world that are known for producing delicious wines, Americans appear to be drinking the majority of it.

A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico

Few Italian wines trigger nostalgia in American consumers like Chianti.

Confused by Conflicting Health Articles? Let’s Fix That!

It’s easy to get confused and sometimes paralyzed by many of today’s wine and health consumer articles

Marlborough predicts Sauvignon Blanc shortage

The Sauvignon Blanc yields in Marlborough alone are 30% down

From Floral to Flinty, The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Southern Italy

Discover southern Italy’s best whites made with indigenous grapes.

15 Italian Grapes Every Rosé Fan Should Know

Pink wine production is nothing new in Italy—in some cases it dates to the Middle Ages.


US hard seltzer sales will ‘far surpass’ 281m cases in 2021

In 2019, IWSR predicted hard seltzer sales in the US would more than triple to 281m nine-litre cases by 2023.

How Don Julio 1942 Became Tequila’s First Unicorn Bottle

Retailers across the nation say they cannot keep 1942 on their shelves, even with the bottle’s hefty $150-plus price tag.

A guide to all your Polar Park beer needs

They just placed the largest beer order in Atlas Distributing Inc.’s history

What’s in a NOM? The Tequila Bottle Code You Should Care About

NOMs are the four-digit numbers located on the back of every bottle of tequila.

Vodka Made in Chernobyl Seized by Ukrainian Authorities

The first batch of 1,500 bottles of Atomik vodka, the only consumer good to come out of Chernobyl in 35 years, was seized by Ukrainian authorities

Could a glass of wine a day, keep the eye doctor away?

Doctors are revealing there could be a possible perk to having a glass of wine a day and it could help your vision.

New Taylor RTD

Taylor Fladgate has entered the RTD market with Chip Dry & Tonic, a white Port-based drink packaged in 250-ml. cans. The 5.5% abv cocktail will launch this summer in the U.S., the U.K., and Portugal in 4-packs that will retail for around $18. The cocktail, according to the company, features not only Fladgate’s white Port, but tonic water that’s specifically made for the Port house. In the U.S., the Taylor Fladgate portfolio is handled by Kobrand.

Lambrusco – The Sparkling Red Wine of Italy

Lambrusco is both a brightly colored grape variety and a sparkling red wine produced in Italy.


How A Rooster Wound Up On Every Bottle Of Chianti

A symbol of the Chianti region and a designated marker of specific “Chianti Classico” regulations.


What Does ‘Fynbos’ Mean in Wine?

Fynbos is composed of around 8,500 species from several key families


How Scientists and Archeologists Trace Beer and Wine through Antiquity

A mix of chemistry and archaeology to study the eating and drinking habits of people who lived thousands of years ago.


New Svedka

Svedka vodka is introducing a new Cherry Limeade flavor. A blend of cherry and limeade flavors with a hint of citrus, the new entry is launching nationwide, retailing at $15 a 750-ml. and $16 a 1-liter. It joins Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Lemonade, Mango Pineapple, and others in the Svedka flavor portfolio. Part of the Constellation stable, Svedka was up 4% to 4.7 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.



The Difference Between Jameson, Bushmills, and Tullamore D.E.W., Explained

Whether sipped neat, with a splash of water, or in coffee, Americans can’t get enough Irish whiskey.


The 10 Best Tequilas Under $100

Here are the 10 best tequilas under $100, tasted and ranked.


New Licor 43

Spanish liqueur brand Licor 43 is releasing its first line extension in the U.S. The new spinoff is Licor 43 Horchata, a blend of Licor 43 Original and traditional horchata, made with tiger nut, sugar, cinnamon, and citrus. It’s at 16% abv and will be available nationwide for a suggested $28 a 750-ml. Licor 43 is owned by Zamora Company and is represented stateside by Zamora Company USA. The brand was up 25.4% in the U.S. last year, according to the company, and it expects similar growth this year to approach the 100,000-case mark.


New data reveals world’s most popular cocktail

Based on data from 115 countries, the Margarita claimed the crown as the most popular cocktail internationally.

How long does it take for wine to spoil?

Once open, wine typically lasts for a few days. If it goes bad, it may alter in taste, smell, and consistency. In rare cases, spoiled wine can make a person sick.

You Should Freeze Leftover Wine

But if you’re stuck with wine leftovers now and then and don’t want to waste, what can you do? Simple: Freeze your wine.

Trump Wine Refuses to Be Canceled

You might wonder why the Trump Winery even exists, given that the former president famously doesn’t drink.


How Much Liquor Should I Buy For My Party.

Tips for calculating how much alcohol to buy for parties.

New Sutter Home

Sutter Home Family Vineyards, part of the Trinchero portfolio, is debuting a new range of Fruit Infusions. A line of sweet wines infused with real fruit juice and natural fruit flavors, the newcomers are initially launching with three expressions: Sweet Peach, Wild Berry, and Tropical Pineapple. Rolling out nationwide, Sutter Home Fruit Infusions are at 7.5% abv and retail at $8 a 750-ml. or 4-pack of 187-ml., and $13 a 1.5-liter. Sutter Home is the fourth-largest wine brand by volume in the U.S. market, up 0.2% to 10.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Manure Without Animals? Vegan Winemaking Levels Up

While there’s no regulatory body for vegan wines, most independent certifiers deem a wine vegan if it doesn’t contain any animal products

Querciabella vegan vineyards in Alberese, Maremma.

Why Packaging Is Wine’s New Sustainability Frontier

A wine’s carbon footprint, as it turns out, has much less to do with vineyard practices—although those are indeed important for the quality of the wine and the health of its workers and surrounding community—than it does with how it’s packaged.

Understanding Impact of COVID-19 on Organic Wine Market

Over the past decade, organic and natural food products have gained considerable popularity across the world,

How the bubonic plague changed drinking habits

Alcohol deaths in England and Wales in 2020 were the highest for 20 years.

Pink Prosecco shortage predicted this year

Prosecco relied on young vineyards planted across the nine production zones of Prosecco, many of which were not offering substantial yields.

Boston Beer To Develop Cannabis Drinks, Eyeing Future U.S. Opportunity

The Boston Beer Company announced this morning that it’s establishing a new research and innovation hub in Canada that will focus on non-alcoholic cannabis beverages. The company has hired industry veteran Paul Weaver to lead the Canadian subsidiary business, where he will focus on developing and piloting cannabis drinks in advance of federal legalization in the U.S.

The development comes nearly two years after CEO David Burwick told CNBC the company was looking at cannabis drinks. “We’re not going to be the first one in, but we’re going to study and learn once the hard seltzer category develops,” he said at the time.

“Innovation is core to what we do, beginning with craft beer, then hard cider, hard iced tea, and now Truly Hard Seltzer,” Burwick said of today’s news. “We believe non-alcoholic cannabis beverages could represent a new frontier of innovation and want to be ready for future opportunities in the U.S.”

Your guide to Midwest wine country

Enjoy time in the country at some of the many wineries near St. Louis.

What Is Lillet and Why Do Bartenders Love It So Much?

For the uninitiated, Lillet (pronounced lee-LAY) is a French aromatized aperitif wine made with a blend of Bordeaux grapes and fortified with a blend of citrus liqueurs.

Pantone uses its color chart to promote Bordeaux rosés

Well-known for its numerical color system, the American company Pantone, based in Carlstadt, New Jersey, has just signed a co-operation agreement with the Bordeaux wine company Famille Bouey,

The Worst Beer to Drink This Summer, According to an Expert

We were curious about which beers might be worth avoiding this summer and which ones were safe, so we asked an expert to help us out.


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

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