Liquor Industry News 05-09-22

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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

Which countries drink the most wine? 

Could whisky replace petrol in our cars?

How Campari Became an American Bar Staple

5 Unexpected Cheese and Whiskey Pairings

Wine and cheese pairings get all the love—it’s time to switch it up.

The 8 Best Mexican Beers, Tasted and Ranked

For almost a decade, Mexican beer has outsold all other foreign imports combined in the United States.

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8 Things You Should Know About Courvoisier

Over the past two centuries, Courvoisier has established itself as one of the few household names in the cognac market.

How Stalin and the Soviet Union Created a Champagne for the Working Class

In 1936, the Party suddenly switched from denouncing bubbly to mass producing it.

TTB Issues Four-Part Series on Health-Related Alcohol Marketing Claims

As consumers continue to trend toward more health-conscious options, including in their choice of alcoholic beverages, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has responded with guidance on health-related marketing claims in a four-part weekly newsletter.

Wine recommenders are no longer people

These days, you use an app or a web page. Social interactions have moved in this direction during my lifetime — no longer do we look people in the eye, but we stare at an electronic screen, instead. How does anyone get married, under these circumstances?

Champagne bubbles: the science

As you uncork that bottle and raise your glass, take time to toast physics and chemistry along with the New Year

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Have You Heard Of This Forgotten Island Off The Coast Of Sicily?

Pantelleria is an overlooked volcanic and UNESCO-designated wine attraction in the Mediterranean.

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Is Cinque Terre Really The Most Stunning Coastal Italian Area?

These five coastal Italian villages of Cinque Terre are known as some of the most stunning in all of Europe.

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The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Hard Soda

Before the boom of hard seltzers, the sugary, indulgent flavored malt beverage (FMB) category of hard soda recaptured drinkers’ attention and taste buds.

Understanding the Three-Tier System of Alcohol Distribution

After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the U.S. needed a new way to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of alcohol.

What does it mean that Napa Valley is too pricey for the Wall Street Journal?

So, what’s going on in Napa? I think it’s best understood as a shift of business priorities, with some unintended follow-on effect

How Campari Became an American Bar Staple

Objectively, it may seem a little odd that a 200-year-old scarlet Italian liqueur that’s more bitter than sweet would become a staple in mainstream America.

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Climate Change Pushes French Winemakers to Rethink Age-Old Practices

In early April, vineyards across France were struck by freezing temperatures

When Smoke Gets in Your Wine

Growers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.

Sustainability in wine explained

While sustainability has become common-place in the wine industry, the term is often misused and rarely fully understood.

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Experts reveal how alcohol affects your body while on a flight

The effects of consuming alcohol while on a flight have been disclosed by experts who have studied human responses to drinking at altitude.

Beer Doesn’t Last As Long As You Think

It’s time to throw out that three-year-old doughnut IPA in the back of your garage fridge.

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How to Make Your Pappy Bottle More Valuable? Paint Tom Brady’s Face on It

Here’s Tom Brady on a bottle, scanning the line of scrimmage before the snap. There’s also Tom Brady and Gronk, the dynamic duo painted onto a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (or “10 Year Pappy,” according to the auction listing).

What Does ‘Funky’ Mean in Wine?

The word “funky” can mean many things.

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Frost Hits CA And OR

For both Oregon and California, the unwelcome presence of Jack Frost is pushing some regions to their limits.

This Master Mixologist Explains the Sangrita

You may have tried the Bloody Maria or a Michelada, but what about the sangrita?


Consumers hunkering down for the coming waves of cost of living increases, inflation and falling real incomes, are starting to reflect on some tough choices. If money is tight, what elements of the lifestyle stay, and what go?

Northern California winery website accessibility lawsuits face judicial pushback

Some judges are pushing back on a recent wave of federal lawsuits against North Coast wineries and other California businesses over the accessibility of their websites to those with disabilities.

Champagne’s backstep from its own environmental principles is playing out in its vineyards

An about-turn on herbicide sprays reveals Champagne’s true attitude to sustainability.

Could whisky replace petrol in our cars?

With talk of dwindling oil supplies ramping up, whisky makers could have a role to play in helping to solve the fuel shortage, the drinks business learns.

How to drink: cider

Get ready for a world of delicious flavors, starting with the humble apple.

How to Find (Free!) Wine Tastings Everywhere You Go

Raise your hand if you love these two words: “free” and “wine!”

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Menu Design Key To Increased Wine Sales And Customer Satisfaction

Wine has always been a solid source of revenue for restaurants. But new research from the University of Houston finds the wine menu may be more important to the bottom line than the libation itself.

What is Vermentino wine? Italian White Wine Grape Variety

Vermentino is a thin skinned white wine grape. It thrives in warmer climate regions, due to its tendency to ripen quite late in the growing season. The most striking and natural characteristics of the Vermentino wine grape are shown when it’s un-oaked, giving off delightful mineral notes and fruit flavors.

We Need to Talk About the Important Role of Sugar in Wine

Low- and no-sugar wines, often marketed with a “better for you” positioning, aim to appeal to health-conscious wine lovers.

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Three-Tier System Essentials: Tax Determination and Reporting

We’ve broken down some of the key things to keep in mind when it comes to excise tax determination and reporting in the three-tier system.

Bigger than Zin – Is Bourbon Barrel Wine a Passing Fashion or Here to Stay?

Maturing whisky in sherry casks has a long and distinguished history, but traditionalists scoff at the idea of briefly storing wine in barrels previously used for whiskey.

Which countries drink the most wine? 

World wine consumption has recovered slightly after three years of decline, show new figures, but which country drinks the most?

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Can a Wine Be Judged on Smell Alone?

Sommeliers report that more people are approving wine by smell, not taste

“Mega Purple” Reilly Keenan, Keenan Winery, Napa Valley

Defining the term “Mega Purple”.

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In 2009 Prosecco was re-mapped in sweeping changes that created an extensive new zone for the production of Prosecco DOC and elevated the traditional growing areas of Valdobbiadene-Conegliano to DOCG, Italy’s top denomination.

The Truth Behind 3 Common Wine Myths

An expert explains why we age, chill, and pour wine the way we do.

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AI Sommelier Generates Wine Reviews without Ever Opening a Bottle

An interdisciplinary group of researchers developed an artificial intelligence algorithm capable of writing reviews for wine and beer that are largely indistinguishable from those penned by a human critic.

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

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