Liquor Industry News 05-23-22

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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

These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

5 Great Virtual Wine Classes for All Levels

If you’re thinking about pursuing wine education, read this.

After an explosive decade, craft beer growth slows as industry matures

New beverage competitors are claiming shelf space. and the aftershock of the pandemic is still being felt.

Do you know what dry wine is and why it is called so?

What do you initially pay attention to when choosing a wine?

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How One Startup Is Turning Tofu Waste Into Wine

More and more, brands around the world are applying eco-conscious practices to create their products.

9 Things You Should Know About Mionetto Prosecco

Among the many brands of Prosecco that line shelves, none stand out quite like Mionetto, with its dark olive bottle and perfectly placed orange sash.

8 of the Best Drinks-Inspired Candles

Rounding up our favorite drinks-inspired candles seemed like the perfect way to combine these two, so we tested these candles by lighting them at our desks and letting the aromas permeate the office.

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The States That Drink The Most Beer

With the abundance of choice American consumers have when browsing the shelves of their local liquor stores, beer remains a nationwide favorite.

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An Alcademics Study of Liquor Bottle Weights

Since 2009 I have been weighing liquor bottles before recycling them. I was up to 1226 bottles weighed and decided it was about time for me to analyze the data.

“All Italian White Wines Taste Alike”

It might be that some people have expectations of bigger, bolder flavors.

Why Ancient Greeks Mixed Wine With Seawater

Mixing Greek wine and seawater may sound unappealing today, but it is a winemaking practice that goes back to Ancient Greece and was later adopted by the Romans.

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Does Your Palate Agree With That Wine Rating?

There are as many flaws — or vagaries — associated with scores.

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How This Wine Lover Spotted a Market Gap and Turned It Into a Million-Dollar Business

 A subscription box company that allows customers–primarily women–to try two or three 187ml bottles of sparkling wine and champagne brands each month. 

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Varietal vs. Terroir

If I’m looking to communicate what a wine is like, I’ll choose varietal

Baja California on the Rise: Getting to Know Mexico’s Top Wine Region

Unlike most wine regions, the lack of rules governing winemaking in Baja California results in an astonishingly diverse array of wines, including sparkling wines, atypical blends, and those from delicate grapes that unexpectedly succeed in Mexico’s mostly inhospitable climate, such as Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo.

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Here are the signature wines for the top 25 wine-producing countries

While most countries produce a variety of wines, they also have a signature export wine and grape variety.

What Does ‘Riddling’ Mean in Wine?

One of the eight-plus steps used to transform still wine to sparkling is ridding, or remuage in French.

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Why Boxed Wine Is Better Than Bottled for Certain Drinkers

Glass is out. Get your wine straight from the bag in a box.

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The Best Breweries in Every State, According to Yelp

If you’re looking to find your new favorite brew this Craft Beer Week, or if you already have your favorite and you’re just looking to try something new — here are the best breweries in every state to help you on your journey.

New Franzia

Franzia is debuting new patriotic-themed packaging ahead of Memorial Day. The seasonal box design is exclusively available on Franzia’s top selling Chillable Red 5-liter and 3-liter boxes. The Wine Group is backing the launch with Americana-themed merchandise such as a Franzia wine backpack, which holds a 5-liter box of Franzia with an opening for the pour spout. The limited-edition stars and stripes Franzia box will be available nationwide from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July. Franzia is the top wine brand in volume terms both globally and in the U.S.

Prosecco brand ditches word ‘Prosecco’ from its bottles

Valdobbiadene DOCG fizz producer Col Vetoraz has intentionally chosen to omit any reference to Prosecco on its sparkling wine.

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What Does a Wine Consultant Do (And How Can You Become One)?

The vague job title of “consultant” often begs the question: What does this person actually do?

Dragonvine: The Latest Novel from Steven Laine

We previously read and enjoyed Steven Laine’s previous book “Root Cause” so we were thrilled to receive a review copy of his next novel called “Dragonvine.” Once again, wine played a major role in the the story.


Campari has launched a new ready-to-serve Negroni in select retailers across the U.S. The cocktail—an equal parts blend of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth—comes in at 26% abv and is rolling out in a 375-ml. bottle that contains roughly four servings. In addition to select retail availability, Campari’s ready-to-serve Negroni is also available on ReserveBar and through Drizly. Campari’s namesake bitter grew 7.5% last year to just under 200,000 cases in the U.S. according to Impact Databank.

The Italian wine list has evolved in America. But is Italian wine in danger?

But now that the once supremely unencroachable Italian restaurant scene here is now being gently however consistently elbowed by the growing tide of internationally focused concepts, Italian wine is not growing in tandem.


Shiraz, as it is typically known in the new world (also known as Syrah in the old world), offers a juicy and fruit-forward profiled wine

Why Can’t I Ship Alcohol Through the USPS?

Current USPS laws are getting in the way of customers’ desires and producers’ bottom lines. But why can’t the USPS deliver alcohol?

Chinese drinkers popped record Champagne in 2021, and here’s why

Champagne exports to China last year have hit record levels since 2018, and here’s why.

The Enduring Appeal of Buttery Chardonnay

Rich, decadent styles of Chardonnay are still as popular as ever with drinkers

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These Are the Rules for Ordering Wine at a Chain Restaurant

From dives to chain restaurants, there are plenty of watering holes that focus predominantly on spirits and beer.

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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