Liquor Industry News 03-21-22

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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

Should I Ever Buy the $10 Bottle of Wine?

The Ultimate Guide to Aperitifs

Why doesn’t wine taste like grapes?

Does Swirling Wine Do Anything?

Regardless of style and technique, there’s a tremendous amount of value and purpose to the wine swirl.

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Lungarotti and the wines of Umbria

The Torgiano DOC is one of Italy’s smaller ones, and is a near “monopole,” dominated by the Lungarotti family and their namesake winery.

These wines are cheap and available everywhere. But are any worth drinking?

Mass-market labels such as Barefoot, Yellow Tail and Cupcake are everywhere, rather than the smaller family-owned wineries more common to wine stores.

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8 Health Benefits of Vodka: Is Vodka Actually Good for You?

While vodka (like any type of alcohol) isn’t necessarily healthy, there are some benefits to the spirit. Just make sure you don’t use them to justify excessive drinking.

Old Bay Vodka makes US debut

Seafood seasoning brand Old Bay has teamed up with George’s Beverage Company to create a vodka inspired by the spice mix.

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How to Calculate Calories in Dry Wine

Nowadays, many wine shoppers are calorie-conscious, choosing hard seltzers and other manufactured diet drinks in a bid to stay healthy. Many dry wines can offer a more-healthful, more-natural and more-flavorful alternative with a similar calorie count per serving.

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Jameson Enters Premixed Cocktail Category

Pernod Ricard has brought Jameson into the RTD market with Jameson Ginger & Lime. The new 6% abv RTD is made using Jameson’s flagship whiskey, lime and ginger flavoring, and sparkling water. The new release is set to hit shelves across the U.S. in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Jameson Ginger & Lime marks the brand’s first RTD in the U.S. and carries a suggested retail price of $15 for a 4-pack. Last year, Jameson exceeded 4 million cases in the U.S., up 13.6%, according to Impact Databank.

10 Things You Should Know About Lagavulin Whisky

In the realm of Scotch whisky, Lagavulin is as iconic as the island it’s distilled on. In fact, it’s one of the oldest distilleries found in the heart of Islay — even predating some of its ultra-famous neighbors.

Truly Hard Seltzer Is Now Making Flavored Vodka

The brand teamed up with spirits experts at Beam Suntory to release three debut flavors.

Why You Should Think Twice About Putting Ice In Wine

There are definitely a few things you need to consider before adding ice to just any glass of wine.

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Debunking the Myth of Wine Travel Shock

Why wine bought while traveling doesn’t need a vacation before it’s opened

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The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World (2022)

Moscato is made from the muscat grape native to Europe and is known for a distinctly floral, aromatic quality.

New On The Rocks

Beam Suntory’s On the Rocks cocktail brand has added Classic Daiquiri to its line. The new cocktail is bottled at 20% abv and is made from a mix of Cruzan’s dark and light rums, lime, and sugar. On the Rocks’ Classic Daiquiri is now available across the U.S. in 375-, 200-, and 100-ml. bottles with the largest size retailing for around $13. The new release joins On the Rocks’ Cosmopolitan, Mai Tai, Old Fashioned, Margarita, Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita, and Aviation—all made with Beam Suntory spirits—in the brand’s portfolio. Last year, the brand reached 470,000 cases, according to Impact Databank, more than doubling over 2020.

Why doesn’t wine taste like grapes?

Most wines don’t taste much like grapes at all, except for a small number made from certain white grape varieties (Moscato or Muscat being the most famous). So, what does wine taste like?

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The San Luis Obispo Coast Named By TTB As Wine’s Newest AVA

The coveted viticultural designation recognizes the distinctive character of California Central Coast wines shaped by cool Pacific Ocean breezes.

Quality, Convenience Drive Beer and Wine Sales

Meanwhile, one in five (19%) consumers said they often purchase alcoholic beverages in convenience stores.

Ukrainian Wineries Trade Wine for Weapons

Making Molotov Cocktails

Does Alcohol Affect Cholesterol?

Spoiler alert: The potential benefits of drinking alcohol may be a tad overstated

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A New Reason to Embrace the “Old World / New World” Explanation of Wine

There is a useful and fixed definition of these terms we need to understand

Everything You Need to Know About the Four Major Cognac Houses

In a sea of brandy producers, “The Big Four” — Hennessy, Martell, Rémy Martin, and Courvoisier — have stood the test of time.

New Survey Shows Many Craft Beer Drinkers Want Brews Shipped Directly to Their Doorsteps

But 75% of States Prohibit Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping

Maker’s Mark bourbon is quietly making a big change to 46. Here’s what to look for.

The curvier 46 bottles will be disappearing from liquor stores as new shipments arrive, according to the company.

How Influenced are you by the Wine Label?

How frequent is it that we have chosen something based on what’s on the outside over what’s inside?

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Why Hybrid Grapes Could Be the Future of Wine

As the climate changes, the fragile nature of Vitis vinifera is highlighted and the boundaries of ideal growing regions are being pushed.

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Tempranillo becomes most planted grape in Spain

The Spanish Ministry for Agriculture, Fishery and Nutrition has announced that the country’s most popular red grape, Tempranillo, is now also the most planted.

Madeira: where the rules of wine are turned on their head

The mystery of Madeira wine lies in its ability to defy all ideal winemaking conditions and ageing practices to produce complex bottles offering depth, maturity and value for money,

Red Blends from Chile? They’re On the Rise

Seeking complexity and consumer interest, winemakers are shifting their approach

Ask A Wine Pro: Should I Ever Buy the $10 Bottle of Wine?

What the $10 bottle of wine will save you in dollars, it might cost you in anxiety.

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New Captain

Captain Morgan Rum is extending with Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla. The new expression is a limited-time release that’s at 30% abv. To support its launch, the brand has partnered with former Bachelor contestant Joe Amabile, who created several cocktail recipes using Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla. It’s available on shelves now across the U.S. and Canada for a suggested $16 a 750-ml. Captain Morgan was up 2.5% to 12.3 million cases worldwide last year, according to Impact Databank.

Understanding Volcanic Soils in Wine

Volcanic soils are often associated with savory, ash-driven wines from areas with active volcanoes, like Sicily, the Canary Islands and beyond.

How to Buy a Good Bottle of Prosecco

Like most wines, all prosecco is not made equally.

Anter’s second trick for buying good wine? Skip the grocery store

Meet the Importer: Dalla Terra Brings the Best Wines of Italy Stateside

Turning over a bottle to find the importer can be a great way to explore new varietals and producers, or make a quick call on what to bring home when you’re riddled with indecision at the bottle shop.

The Ultimate Guide to Aperitifs

From bittersweet to botanical, there’s an appetite-stimulating aperitif out there for everyone in this growing category

We’re Not Saving Sparkling Wine for Celebrations Anymore

Sparkling wine: The alcoholic hallmark of any celebration. It’s the bottle you bust out for birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, and when you pop the cork, everyone knows the party is about to get more exciting.

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In Wine Country, Forest Bathing Could Be a Key to Terroir

More commonly known in the United States as forest bathing, these meditative, guided walks date back to the 1980s, when Japanese doctors sent their overworked patients into local forests to reconnect with nature.

Washington wine license plate bill passes, heads to governor

Thanks to vineyard owner/lawmaker Kelly Chambers, the bill that would create the Washington Wine license plate needs only Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature in order to become law.

Keeping wine and liquor out of grocery stores is good for Colorado

Why other states don’t want beer and wine in grocery stores

“Public safety would also suffer.  Young people (under 21) routinely shop in grocery, convenience stores, and chain stores and most of these stores have fewer and fewer employees these days as they focus on self-checkout and automation.  Shoplifting is much easier in these stores, and so underage access to alcohol would increase.”

Baja and Beyond: Everything You Need to Know About Mexican Wine

It’s strange to think of a region with 500 years of winemaking history as “emerging,” but few areas have leaped as significantly in quality over the last several years as Mexico.

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

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