Liquor Industry News 01-17-22

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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

Why Cooking With The Cheapest Wine Could Be A Big Mistake

10 of the Best Grapefruit Cocktails

7 Moments That Defined the Drinks Industry in 2021

A Simple Guide to Kombucha and How to Make It at Home

You have probably noticed more kombucha options popping up in grocery and health food stores across the U.S.

Craft Beer Across America | 50 Beers From 50 States

With nearly 9,000 thousand craft breweries spread out across this great nation, the options to wet one’s craft beer whistle in this country seem to be endless.

Who Was the First to Propose a ‘Toast’?

At weddings, dinner parties, and celebrations of all ilks, it’s a common custom for hosts and poetic (if not tipsy) guests to raise their glasses and propose a toast.

Which countries prefer organic wine?

The growing popularity of organic wine is one of several trends being observed in the global wine market in recent years.

The art of choosing ‘healthy’ wine

And so, with another alcohol-fuelled Christmas behind us, what should we be drinking this January, assuming we still fancy a glass and haven’t committed to the water wagon?

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Wine and cannabis have been enjoyed by people around the world for thousands of years, even in periods when both were illegal — both still are in some countries.

Katy Perry launches line of alcohol-free aperitifs

Pop singer Katy Perry has announced the launch of her own line of alcohol-free aperitifs, leaning in to the no-and lo drinks craze that tends to surge during the early months of the year.

Do people who exercise regularly drink more alcohol?

Researchers at the Cooper Institute in Texas have found a link between alcohol and exercise, in a study of almost 40,000 American adults.

What Should I Do if I Can’t Pronounce a Drink’s Name?

It’s hard not to feel intimidated when you encounter a wine, beer, or spirit that you don’t know how to pronounce.

Massachusetts Ramped Up Reuse & Recycling Rates of Plastic Beer Can Carriers in 2021

Metro Boston and the rest of Massachusetts has seen a measurable uptick in the reuse and recycling rates of the troublesome and not-curbside-recyclable packaging.


WhistlePig’s New Non-Alcoholic Whiskey Is Aged for 6 Years Before Being ‘Undistilled’

Profits from Devil’s Slide rye will go to benefit bartenders during Dry January.

Is Oxidized Red Wine Actually Safe To Drink?

If you’re not really familiar with wine or what it means for it to oxidize, it essentially means that the wine has gone bad.

No proof that ‘hangover cures’ actually work, scientists say

Here’s a lesson many may have already learned over the past weekend: Don’t count on ginseng, probiotics or any other so-called hangover cures.

Prosecco has surpassed champagne as the most exported sparkling wine in the European Union.

Despite a 6% decline in overall values, PROSECCO has surpassed champagne as the EU’s top sparkling wine export.

7 Moments That Defined the Drinks Industry in 2021

For those focusing solely on the drinks world, seven similarly seismic events stood out this year.

11 Things You Should Know About Red Bull

Red Bull is, of course, known for its energy drinks. But on the back of these stimulating beverages, a global brand was born. Red Bull’s origins date back to the 1970s,

Sparkling wine industry in India 

Although Grapes were grown in India for 5000 years, Post- Phylloxera, Sparkling wines were first introduced by Champagne India  Ltd  ), set up in 1982

New Beer

NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is launching a new beer brand aimed at health-conscious consumers. Simply called Eight after Aikman’s number as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s brewed with Hallertau Taurus hops and no sugar to finish at 90 calories a can. The venture is co-founded by Doug Campbell, formerly president of Brewery Ommegang, and the beer was developed in part by brewmaster Phil Leinhart, previously of Anheuser-Busch, Harpoon Brewery, and Ommegang. Eight launches on draft in Texas next month with cans hitting retail shelves across the state in 6-packs, 12-packs, and 19-ounce singles in March.

Where next for whisky?

With Diageo and Pernod Ricard currently investing in Chinese malt whisky, is it time we looked East for the next big thing?

Speyside scotch whisky tasting on old dark wooden vintage table with barley grains close up

Stella Rosa Joins the Non-Alcoholic Wine Category with Stella Rosa Non-Alcoholics

Stella Rosa, the award-winning Italian wine brand, imported by California-based Riboli Family Wines, now offers non-alcoholic options to consumers

How Instagram Made Wine An Aspirational Lifestyle Choice

Unless you were in a particular corner of the digital world, the detail behind the glass or the bottle itself often didn’t matter as much as the communion of drinking and the knowing, shared experience of getting tipsy after a long day.

The Wild World of Wine-Sipping Peloton Riders

The high-end brand has spawned a tight-knit wine drinking community

PBR apologies after x-rated dry January tweet prompts angry backlash

US beer brand Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) has apologised after a bizarre x-rated tweet aimed at people participating in dry January prompted significant backlash.

Bacardi launches non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ Palette

Grey Goose owner Bacardi has unveiled its first non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand, Palette, which has been created to elevate alcohol-free cocktails.

10 of the Best Grapefruit Cocktails

A little bitter and a little sweet, grapefruit is a beloved winter flavor that has found its way into myriad cocktails. Just as at home in tropical concoctions as it is in riffs on the classics, grapefruit meshes beautifully with the brightness of agave and shines alongside amari.

Treasury Wine Partners With Martha Stewart On 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates is partnering with Martha Stewart on a new release for 19 Crimes. Similar to 19 Crimes’ ongoing partnership with Snoop Dogg, the label’s partnership with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands, which runs her eponymous brand, will support the release of 19 Crimes Martha’s Chard. It’s launching this month in California and will ramp up to national distribution February 1 carrying a suggested retail price of $12 a bottle.

“Just like her creative collaborator and friend Snoop, Martha Stewart also embodies the spirit of 19 Crimes – disruption and culture creation,” said Treasury Wine Estates’ marketing president John Wardley. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome another absolute icon of modern American culture to the 19 Crimes family.” 19 Crimes sells more than 2 million cases in the U.S. annually.

The Catholic roots of the “Italian champagne”

Some of the best Franciacorta wine is made in Catholic monasteries in northern Italy.

Burgundy: MSc course in sustainable wine tourism launches

A new MSc course offering the chance to learn about sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy close to famous vineyards has been launched by the Burgundy School of Wine & Spirits Business.


Who says garnishing a Margarita with a salt rim is the only drink that will benefit from a salty pop of flavor?

A Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Shortage Is Looming

Fortunately, there are great alternatives to be found from other regions

Moderate drinking cuts risk of some brain tumours by 25%, reveals study

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has been found to reduce the risk of glioma brain tumours by a quarter, new research shows.

The Stellar Health Benefits of Wine Explained

Beyond its endless variety of styles and flavor profiles, wine is also a beverage with fantastic health benefits.

Italian Winemakers Are Finding Creative Ways to Battle Climate Change Amid Worrying Reports

Although the individual adversities can be managed in some ways — such as covering vines with netting to protect from hail — the unpredictability of such dramatic weather events remains problematic

Champagne glass pyramid breaks Guinness record in Dubai

Officials at Dubai hotel Atlantis, The Palm, said it took five days to stack the 54,740 coupe glasses filled with Moet & Chandon champagne into a pyramid that measured more than 27 feet high.

Which is Healthier: Red Wine or Champagne?

Many people may not realise that plenty of the Champagne that we enjoy are made with black grapes so basically the same ingredient as red wine!

Wine: From the Lightest to the Strongest

There are several factors that affect the alcohol content of wine including the style of wine, quality level, and climate where the grapes grow.

UFC fighter Dustin Poirier takes on Conor McGregor with new Bourbon

In a business bodyslam, Poirier has entered the world of whiskey with the launch of his new Rare Stash Bourbon.

Constellation Is Releasing Boozy Fresca Canned Cocktails In Agreement With Coke

Constellation Brands announced an agreement with the Coca-Cola Company to make, market, and distribute Fresca Mixed, a new line of spirit-based, ready-to-drink cocktails featuring the popular Fresca soft drink in the United States

Why Cooking With The Cheapest Wine Could Be A Big Mistake

Because the wine is being mixed with other ingredients, it’s easy to assume that any type of wine will do. And don’t you want to save the really good stuff for drinking, anyway?

What Retailers Should Know About Legally Selling Non-Alcoholic Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Selling non-alcoholic alternatives and CBD-infused beverages is not as simple as it seems

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

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