Liquor Industry News 12-20-21

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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

More Than a Wine, Lambrusco is a Cultural Phenomenon

Lawsuit Takes Issue with Heineken’s 0.0 Beer

Is It Really Bad Luck to Make a Toast With Water?


How California Came to Define American Wine

With all due respect to the 16,000 bonded wineries operating across all 50 American states, the Golden State dominates all metrics by which the country’s wine industry can be measured.

Anchor and Hope Rhode Island-Based Winery Offers Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

To help out dinner party and event hosts, the locally-based wine négociant has created a wine cheat sheet.

Reading — books and labels — elevates the enjoyment of drinking wine

When asked how I learned about wine, my truthful reply is, “By drinking it.”  But that’s really only half the story.

Are drinkers ready to join the refill revolution?

Are you ready to take a container along to your local bottle shop to have it re-filled with beer, wine or spirits?

Four Great Reasons To Discover Italy’s Franciacorta Sparkling Wines

According to Beverage Industry Magazine, sales of sparkling wine increase more than 272 percent during the month of December.

Bread, wine, mind control: supermarkets could be using music to change our shopping habits

Want people to spend more? Put on some classical music. Want to sell more French wine? Play Edith Piaf. Australian-based expert Prof Adrian North says it’s ‘so weird’ retail stores aren’t exploiting the science

What’s the Difference Between Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao, and Triple Sec?

For any well-stocked bar, orange liqueur is vital.

39% of wine drinkers ‘actively moderating their consumption’

Almost 40% of regular wine drinkers are actively moderating their consumption, particularly among younger age groups, according to the latest findings from Wine Intelligence.

Happy people drinking rose wine together

Are Wine-Based Hard Seltzers ’80s-Era Wine Coolers in New Clothes — or Something More?

Those of us who remember the wine cooler craze of the 1980s (looking at you, mirror!) saw this spritzer-like combination of white wine and fruit flavorings skyrocket from relative obscurity to become a fizzy phenomenon.

50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World Awards & Scores 2022

Looking out for the best bubblies in all styles and price points from around the world in 2022? Then you have come to the right place.

How new Irish whiskey rules could boost innovation

The Irish whiskey sector has experienced massive growth since its Technical File, which lays out its specifications, was registered with the European Commission. Now the industry hopes regulatory changes could protect tradition while fostering creativity.

You Can Actually Drink Beer From Miller Lite’s New Christmas Ornaments

“Beernaments” make hanging beer cans on your Christmas tree classier than ever.

100% Cork Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 91 Percent of the World’s Top Wines

The survey also revealed that of the 33 domestic wines selected, 31 were sealed with cork (94 percent), while 60 of the 67 imported wines that made the Wine Spectator list were also sealed with cork closures (89.5 percent).


This review for Dry Farm Wines, a curated and lab-tested sugar free wine club, will explain why their wine is not only compatible with, but better for keto and low carb lifestyles than conventional wine.

5 of the Best Drinking Games to Play With a Deck of Cards

Whether drinking games play a regular role in your social schedule, or you haven’t touched a Solo Cup in 15 years, certain occasions (think holidays, family reunions, housewarming parties) call for easy, boozy interactions around a deck of cards.

Is It Really Bad Luck to Make a Toast With Water?

Who would have thought it was bad luck to give a sailor water?

Barefoot and Oreo’s New Wine Has Notes of Cookies and Creme So You Can Pair It with Oreo Thins

The cookie-inspired bottles will be sold exclusively on Barefoot’s website

‘This Problem Will Only Get Worse’: Wine Regions Grapple with Labor Market, Supply Chain

In addition to ongoing supply chain tensions, the global wine industry now faces seasonal labor shortages with higher wages.

When Aging Wine, Bottle Size Actually Matters

The size of a wine bottle tells you more than how many glasses you’ll be able to pour from it.

The Prison Wine Estate of Gorgona

Gorgona is the last remaining island penal colony in Europe and likely the only winery you’ll ever visit that requires a criminal background check.

‘Historical Super Tuscan’ producers unite under new association

A new committee for ‘historical Super Tuscans’ has been created by a group of wine producers in Tuscany, with plans to hold an inaugural event in the US in 2022.

Six Myths About Washington Wine (And The Truth)

Washington is the nation’s second-largest wine-producing state, with more than 1,000 wineries and 60,000 acres of grape vines. Despite its standing and influence,  many misconceptions persist. Here are the top six.

Half of Brits think sharing your wine knowledge over a glass is pretentious

A survey of 2,000 Brits also found that nearly a quarter (22%) sometimes pretend to know more about wine than they actually do.

What’s the deal with aged rosé?

Ageing pink wines might sound like the antithesis of how and when we like to drink them, but aged rosé is on the up and some say it has a bright future in fine wine.

14 Winter Wines You’ll Love

14 wines that are perfect for holiday celebrations, rich cuisine, and evenings in with Netflix.

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Fine Wine’?

As with so many aspects of wine, fineness is in the mind of the beholder.

Lawsuit Takes Issue with Heineken’s 0.0 Beer for Containing as Much as 0.03% Alcohol

The plaintiff argues that some customers don’t want even this “minuscule amount of alcohol.”

Biodynamic farming is on the rise – but how effective is this alternative agricultural practice?

National retailers like Whole Foods are stocking more biodynamic brands, but horticultural critics continue to question biodynamic’s unconventional methods

More Than a Wine, Lambrusco is a Cultural Phenomenon

Here’s why Italians revere this fizzy red

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

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Select from ready-made customizable templates using our online

Label-Maker Pro tool or simply upload your own artwork!

Choose from a selection of different wine styles and price points…


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