Liquor Industry News 05-30-22

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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

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

Is Sicily the Underrated Wine Capital of the World?

Golden Age Wine’s Trent Stewart explains why all eyes should be on the Italian island and its innovative wines.

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10 Best Wines For A Red Wine Spritzer

A spritzer, or spritz, is similar to a cocktail — a refreshing blend of wine, carbonated water, and ice that can be topped with fruit, herb sprigs, or other accouterments. 

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The Ancient Technique That Could Save a Vineyard from Ruin

Could biochar be the next important ingredient in regenerative agriculture?

How to Keep an Open Bottle of Wine Fresh, According to the Experts

Tips, tricks, and suggestions to help keep an open bottle of vino ready for tomorrow — or even a few days later.

As liquor store owners compete for hard-to-find bottles, some turn to bots

The short supply of some liquor has led to the emergence of software robots — or “bots” — that order cases of hard-to-get tipples, finding and ordering them immediately.

Unmasking France’s Violent Wine Extremists

They’re typically called “extremists,” and we say “typically” because they’ve been around for over 40 years, busting everyone’s idealized concept of the bucolic life of a French winemaker.

New Smirnoff

Smirnoff has launched a new line of lemonade-flavored vodka and hard seltzers, kicking off at the first Billboard MusicCon. In addition to presenting the new drinks at MusicCon, the launch will be supported by a series of ads featuring musician Ty Dolla $ign. The new line includes Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff seltzers in pink, peach, blue raspberry, and pineapple flavors. Additionally, Smirnoff has added a new peach lemonade flavored vodka. The FMBs carry a suggested price of $16 a 12-pack and the vodka retails for around $12 a 750-ml.

10 Celebrity Liquor Brands—And How We Rated Them

You’re not imagining it: Growing numbers of celebrities, sports figures and pop culture icons are launching their own liquor brands.

What’s the Most Underrated American Wine Region?

We asked eight wine professionals to weigh in on the most underrated American wine regions. Here are their selections.

There Is No Public Support for Alcohol Anti-Shipping Laws

So why are we surprised and shocked when consumers keep ordering it?

Has Boxed Wine Finally Overcome Its Negative Stigma?

Over the years — and for some inexplicable reason, boxed wine has taken on the notion of being a low-brow alternative to the traditional bottled and corked (or screw-topped) wine.

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Is criticism of organic or sustainable winegrowing programs adding to consumers’ distrust or confusion?

 How has the protection of the ecosystem fallen so far down the list of priorities for consumers defined as those who are the most concerned?”–distrust-or-confusion-

Wine NFTs: Gimmicks or Good Investment?

Wine NFTs promise a guarantee of authenticity and provenance, and can also give additional benefits such as tasting experiences and storage.

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A Wine Lover’s Guide to BYO Etiquette

Here, restaurant professionals share their tips for BYO etiquette.

Dealcoholized Wine: What It Is, Benefits, and More

Unlike regular or full-strength wine, dealcoholized wine has a reduced alcohol content.

Cost-Conscious Newlyweds Are Skipping the Champagne Toast in Favor of Other Drinks

Champagne at the wedding reception, especially around the Champagne toast: It’s not happening like it used to.

Monitoring alcohol in your bloodstream via your phone will soon be a reality

An easy-to-use device that measures alcohol in your system via a smartphone app has been invented by a research team of biomedical engineers.

Young woman relaxing in the livingroom drinking wine,and using mobile phone

Young woman relaxing in the livingroom drinking wine,and using mobile phone

U.S. Wine Exports Grew 10% in 2021, With California Making Up 95% of the Market

Global supply chain issues have dominated news cycles since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.

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Does It Matter That Most Gin Brands Don’t Make Their Own Base Alcohol?

The gin market is awash with hundreds of brands all jostling to get in on its seemingly never-ending boom.

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Bread & Butter Wines Introduce Pinot Noir Canned Wine

 Just in time for summer activities, Bread & Butter Wines, the fastest growing top 10 wine brand in the $12-$14.99 category*, announces the launch of its newest addition to the portfolio, Bread & Butter Canned Pinot Noir ($4.99 a 250-ml. can; $19.99 a 4-pack), rolling out now nationwide.

How We Rated Some of America’s Top Selling Grocery Store Wines

While we always remain firm supporters of independent bottle shops and the fantastic wealth of dedicated wine retailers and boutique producers across the globe

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Turns Out Gen Z Has One Surprising Drinking Habit

Besides tequila, non-alcoholic cocktails and canned drinks, the youngest drinking age group is embracing a parental favorite

Can Drinking Spoiled Wine Make You Sick?

Wine is meant to age, or at least that’s the common misconception

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What is ‘Free Run’ Wine?

Looking at wine descriptions you will sometimes see winemakers refer to a bottle as “all free run juice.” What does it mean?

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Whiskey stories from modern legal cases

Buffalo Trace Wines About Infringement

The Disturbingly Long History of Lead Toxicity in Winemaking

One common wine ingredient drove unwitting imbibers into a slow decline, that sometimes even resulted in death: lead.

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. What does it all mean?

Why Is Wine Filtered and How Does Wine Filtering Work?

Winemaking is a time-consuming and labor-intensive task.

What Most People Get Wrong About Serving Wine

Cool down your reds!

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

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