Liquor Industry News 05-02-22

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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

How Do You Know if a Wine Has Gone Bad?

The key differences between liquor and liqueur

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Low Yields, Phenomenal Quality: 11 Mouthwatering New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs

There’s only one problem: demand has outstripped supply

8 Things You Should Know About Manischewitz

The wine’s storied history begins in the 1940s at Brooklyn’s Monarch Wine Company, the owners of which set out to create a kosher wine for New York City’s Jewish immigrant population.

10 Tricks for Using Up Leftover Wine

From making jam to pan sauce, here’s how you can take extra wine and give it a new lease on life.

The Differences Between Vintage and NonVintage Wines, Explained

On its face, the difference between vintage and nonvintage wines is simple.

Why doesn’t Swiss wine make it out of Switzerland?

The phrase heard the most from visitors to the Swiss canton of Valais is “I had no idea there were so many vineyards.”

Why You Should Second-Guess The Cheap Wine Option At Restaurants

Perhaps you decide to order the second-cheapest bottle of wine: This way, you can still enjoy an “expensive” wine without spending too much money.

What Is The Real Alcohol Content Of Your Wine?

Although winemakers are required to report the wine’s alcohol level on the label, they are allowed a one percent error margin

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Climate change: ‘We’re making wine in Norway’

But climate change is pushing vineyards further north and south towards the poles.

New Beer

Anheuser-Busch is launching Neon Burst, a new fruit-flavored sparkling hard drink. Launching in convenience channels, the brand is available in the flavors Punch Blast–featuring flavors of pineapple, passionfruit, orange, raspberry, cherry, and apple–and Grape Blowout, composed of grape and citrus flavors. Both options are at 8% abv. Neon Burst is available now in 25-ounce cans nationwide and in 16-ounce cans in many states.

HARD MTN Dew Details — 5% Alcohol Mountain Dew Released

PepsiCo. and Boston Beer Company officially launched a suite of spiked Mountain Dew Beverages, HARD MTN DEW.

8 of the Best Wine and Spirits Brands With African Roots

From RTD cocktails and non-alcoholic mixers to complex wines, flavorful craft beers, and decadent spirits, the presence of Black-owned beverage brands on the shelves of grocery stores, wine shops, and other establishments is becoming commonplace.

How Sustainable is ‘Green’ Wine Packaging?

So, what makes some wine packaging sustainable, and others not so much?

The Differences Between Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable Wines

Read on to learn which winemaking style is ruled by the zodiac, which do and don’t contain added sulfites, and more.

What happens when you combine wine and weed?

Both are used to relax at the end of the day, to take the edge off, as a social experience, and both have complex smells and flavors that make them ripe for pairing with food — and each other.

Our Lady of Wine

Thanks to Antónia’s innovation, small farmers in the region were inspired to try the same techniques — a wave of regeneration that salvaged the entire region’s economy. Wine remained Portugal’s primary export until 1930, and Antónia died the richest woman in Portugal.

Why Your Favorite Bottle of Wine Can Help You Choose Your Next Favorite Olive Oil

Recognizing high levels of phenols in quality wine and oil is less daunting than it sounds because ultimately, both wine and olive oil should both just taste really good.

Can Foil-Free Bottles Help Solve Wine’s Waste Problem?

When it comes to wine packaging, environmentally conscious oenophiles often look toward solutions for replacing glass bottles.

Bud Light Seltzer Releases ‘Cocktail Hour’ Themed Variety Pack

In anticipation of summer, Bud Light has released a Bud Light Seltzer Cocktail Hour variety pack in four fruit-based flavors.


The results were stunning. Wine sales for the weekends with a sommelier averaged 32% higher in dollar terms,

Stoli vodka makes big statement regarding its stance on Ukraine

Having recently changed its name from Stolichnaya to Stoli to distance itself from its former Russian ties, the vodka brand has unveiled a limited edition bottle, with all proceeds going towards helping Ukraine refugees.

Elephants in the Natural Wine Room

Let’s face it: Natural Wine is having a moment. Everyone in the wine world is talking about it in some way or form.

New Rodney

Healdsburg, California-based Rodney Strong Vineyards is introducing a new Sonoma County Red Blend. The inaugural 2019 vintage is made predominantly of Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc making up the rest of the blend. In addition to its namesake brand, Rodney Strong Vineyards’ offerings include Davis Bynum Wines, Knotty Vines, Upshot Wines, and Rowen Wine Company. Its holdings include 11 estate vineyards across Sonoma County

The key differences between liquor and liqueur, plus common types to know

The two terms – often used interchangeably – actually refer to two different categories in the alcoholic beverage world, as they vary in both taste and use.

Martini Olives Are a Matter of Taste

If you make a martini with an olive, choose wisely. As one of precious few ingredients in the drink, the type of olive you select will affect the flavors, texture and, of course, appearance of your cocktail.

The nine best selling Champagne brands in the United States

After the United States became the biggest export market for Champagne by volume in 2021, we reveal the best selling Champagne brands in America.

New Woodbridge

Constellation Brands has extended Woodbridge with a new range of Sparkling Infusions. The 11.5% abv lineup includes Sweet Peach, Black Raspberry, and Strawberry & Kiwi expressions retailing at $11-$12 a 750-ml. Woodbridge’s new Sparkling Infusions are debuting nationally. They follow the rollout of Woodbridge’s 3-liter box packaging, which Constellation says has received a strong reception.

Amazon New Tech

The retail giant continues to explore the world of app technology in a bid to transform how wine is bought.

Is Genetic Engineering the Key to Making Perfect Wine?

A little biotechnology is poised to disrupt a very ancient craft.

Multi-Vintage Wines Are Becoming a Thing

Once confined to sparkling wine, the use of multi-vintages is spreading

Natural Wine Sets Its Sights on Vermouth

Winemakers are demonstrating that vermouth can be just as variable and expressive of place as wine itself.

How Do You Know if a Wine Has Gone Bad?

The reasons why a wine can go from amazing to blah, seemingly overnight

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

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