Liquor Industry News 04-11-22

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By: Mark C Lenzi



Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s Your Chardonnay?

Every Drink Is Seltzer Now

TTB Warns Against Misleading Health Claims

How Much Gold Is Actually in Goldschläger?

Goldschläger, a sweet and syrupy cinnamon liqueur whose popularity peaked in the 1990s, is best known for its titular ingredient — flaked gold.

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With Millennia of History, Turkish Wine Continues to Evolve

Turkey’s wine heritage dates back nearly 7,000 years, and its contemporary wine culture continues to evolve.
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9 Things You Should Know About The Glenlivet

The tides changed for Scotch whisky makers in 1823, when the Excise Act passed, allowing them to obtain legal distilling licenses in Scotland for the first time.

The Impossibility of the Three Tier System

This absurd system is a solution for a problem that does not and can not exist

Red Wine Headaches: Stalking the Causes With Dr. Waterhouse

 “Sulfites can cause allergy and asthma symptoms, but they don’t cause headaches.”


Many wines taste better after chilling and reaching the right temperature. With white wine, you can only experience the full taste profile if you cool the beverage first. Having the ability to control the coldness level of wine will change how you enjoy a drink.

Asti Spumante in jeopardy due to Russia-Ukraine war

The Russia-Ukraine war threatens to cripple Italy’s producer of Asti Spumante, with sales of millions of bottles now at risk

LibDib News

Online distributor LibDib has entered the New Jersey market, marking its 10th state of operation. Producers can sign up for New Jersey distribution via LibDib now, with web and mobile app purchasing by restaurants, bars, and retailers to follow soon, according to the company. LibDib, which is partnered with RNDC, is also present across California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

We Don’t Talk About Abruzzo … But We Should!

The Abruzzo syndrome plagued the region’s wines, too.

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Trying to cut back on alcohol? Here’s what works

With everything going on over the past couple of years, many people have changed their drinking habits.

Nero d’Avola Uncorked – There’s something about being a bold red

Nero d’Avola loosely translates to ‘the dark grapes of Avola’. The variety hails from the south-eastern end of Sicily, near the village of Avola, and is one of two principal varieties from the island.

Oscars Celebrated with Croatian Wine in Hollywood

Can you imagine an entertainment party without libations?

TTB Warns Against Misleading Health Claims

The agency provided specific examples of unsubstantiated advertising statements suggesting that consuming a particular alcohol beverage will mitigate health consequences typically associated with alcohol consumption including statements like “no headaches,” “hangover free,” and “diabetic friendly.”

5 things you may not know about the nonalcoholic beer industry

Over the past few years, a growing number of people around the world have looked toward nonalcoholic beer, wine, and spirits as alternatives to traditional alcoholic drinks for a variety of reasons.

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Cîroc vodka moves into RTDs

Diageo-owned Cîroc has entered the ready-to-drink (RTD) category with a canned vodka Spritz in four flavors.

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New Svedka

Constellation Brands has launched Svedka Tropics Tea Spritz, a new line of spirits-based RTDs. The line is kicking off with three flavors—Pineapple Guava, Raspberry Kiwi, and Orange Mango—all made with tea, fruit flavors, sparkling water, and vodka. The trio are canned at 5% abv and come in an 8-can variety pack (four Pineapple Guava and two each of the other two) and 4-packs of individual flavors for around $20 and $13, respectively, with individual cans carrying a suggested price of $3. Svedka’s new RTDs are now available across the U.S. The top imported vodka brand in volume terms, Svedka totaled 4.2 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Constellation Brands Enters the Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Boxed Wine Cocktail Category

A Party is Served with Next Round Cocktails Made with Real Fruit Juice* and Crisp Wine in Popular Flavors: Salted Lime Margarita and Strawberry Lime Sangria

The Ancient, Female Origins of Booze

Beer, sake, and a certain flowery wine had their start as women’s work.

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Time to reimagine the Oxford English Dictionary definition for “sommelier”?

The first thing that struck me is that somm is not included as an accepted abbreviation or alternate spelling.

Oxygen-Absorbing Bottle Stopper Encork Launches to Make Saving Wine Simple and Scientific

Encork stoppers were designed to fill a need for simple and effective ways to save wine in a growing bar and wine accessories market expected to reach $3.3 billion by 2028.

What Makes a Red Wine Crushable?

For starters, it’s a wine you won’t want to put down

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Tuscan wine appellations win trademark case against Bulgarian brand

The Consortium for Bolgheri DOC and Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC wines has succeeded in stopping Domaine Boyar from registering the “Bolgarè” brand with the European trademark office.

Bolgheri area in Tuscany with vineyards and olive trees at sunset, from drone

Drone view of Bolgheri area in Tuscany with vineyards and olive trees and the sea in the background

Every Drink Is Seltzer Now

The multi-billion dollar seltzer market is totally saturated, and I’m exhausted

Yes, There Is a Right Way to Hold a Wine Glass

It’s not about being snobbish. There are practical reasons for changing the way you’re gripping your glass, according to sommeliers.

What makes a wine kosher and how to understand the certifications

Wine figures prominently in the Jewish Passover, which begins April 15 this year, and Christian Easter, two days later.

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What’s Your Chardonnay?

A deep dive into the shape-shifting, polarizing grape that’s America’s favorite—and most misunderstood—variety.

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

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