Liquor Industry News 08-16-21

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Worst Wine Mistake You Can Make, Dietitian Says

Why drinking water probably won’t help you avoid a hangover

Get the Scoop on Wine and Ice Cream Pairings


8 of the Best Bloody Mary Mixes, Tasted and Ranked

These eight, pre-made Bloody Mary mixes are deserving of a place on your brunch table.


No, The Lines on Red Solo Cups Aren’t For Measuring Alcohol

A viral photo recently surfaced online, showing that the lines on Solo cups denote the proper measurement of distinct alcohol types.


Can Sweet Wine’s U.S. Image Be Rehabilitated?

U.S. bottlings are often lumped together with poorly made, sugar-laden sweet offerings sipped by those thought not to know “real wine.”


Easy Guide to Finding Premium Cava

Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine made using the traditional method whereby the second fermentation is in the bottle.


Molson Coors Discontinues 11 Beers

The list contains some seemingly familiar names but many of the disappearing products are offshoots of more popular brands that won’t be going anywhere.

MA Package stores seek alcohol license compromise with food stores

The proposal would limit how many licenses permit the sale of spirits, explicitly ban the sale of alcohol at self-checkout stations, and allow alcohol sellers to rely on identification from another state as part of a “reasonable defense” against allegations of selling to a minor.

The Real Reason Jack Daniel’s Is Called Old No. 7

While the label is otherwise straightforward and simple, there’s one vague element of the famous logo that has led to debate among aficionados.

What’s in That $5 Bottle of Trader Joe’s or Target Wine?

How are these wines so cheap? The reality might make you pause before filling up that shopping cart.


5 cocktails that are perfect for beer lovers

Here are 5 cocktails where beer is the main ingredient

New Basil Hayden

Beam Suntory has launched Basil Hayden Toast, a new Bourbon featuring a brand new mash bill. The 40% abv whiskey swaps out rye for brown rice in the mash and a portion of the final whiskey is finished in toasted oak barrels after its initial aging period. Basil Hayden Toast is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $50 a 750-ml. Last year, Basil Hayden was up 23% to 393,000 cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

The Most Popular Signature Wedding Drinks of 2021, According to Wedding Planners

Whether it’s shaken or stirred, the beverage trend is clear: People are ready to party.

This 50/50 Vodka Recipe Is the Key to Crisp Shirts

Perhaps more surprisingly, though, is the clear alcohol’s place in the laundry room.

Bota Box Is Giving Away One Of The Largest Boxes Of Wine

This six-feet-tall wine dispenser will pour out both red and white varietals, one from each side


If You See an Indent at the Bottom of a Wine Bottle, This Is What It Means

Sip back and relax as we uncover fact from fiction on what that indent means.

Moderate Wine, Cheese and Coffee Consumption Linked to Healthier Hearts

Low to moderate consumption of those three food products impact cardiovascular disease, and the findings continue to support moderate consumption.


Top Eight Wine-on-Tap Myths

Wine on tap has its fair share of myths.


These are the drunkest states in America, ranked

Wisconsin was ranked as the drunkest state, with a whopping 24.2% of its population drinking excessively


Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy



Get the Scoop on Wine and Ice Cream Pairings

Pairing wine and ice cream might not seem intuitive, but it’s possible.


How champagne and prosecco make you feel drunker faster than wine

The effect can be mitigated by drinking sparkling wine from a non-fluted glass — the slim design of the champagne flute is specifically to allow as little carbon dioxide as possible to escape.


Why drinking water probably won’t help you avoid a hangover

It’s a misconception that drinking water helps you avoid a hangover


What Gives Wine Spicy, Peppery Notes?

The pepper smell comes from a chemical called rotundone, pronounced row-tun-done, found in grape skins.


Natural wine experts launch wine school

The new wine school, which will officially launch in October, will champion organic wines.


New Bourbon

Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen has teamed up with Dave Phinney’s Savage & Cooke for a new Bourbon. The brand, called Digits, is a 5 year old Tennessee Bourbon with a mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley that is bottled at 46% abv. It’s available in the Chicago area, retailing at $70. Whisky Advocate has the full story.



French wine production faces historic low after frost disaster

France’s wine output this year will go on record as one of the worst in history, if not the worst


All the Terms Used to Define Tannins

To learn more about how to identify and classify tannins in wine, consider this infographic of common descriptors.


The Worst Wine Mistake You Can Make, Dietitian Says

Keep reading to learn what she believes is the single-worst mistake you can make with wine.


7 value-for-money alternatives to Champagne, and what food to pair them with

Champagnes aren’t the only option when it comes to serving bubblies.





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