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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 Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Scientists Just Figured Out a Way to Make Beer Taste Even Better

Today’s tall cylindrical fermentation tanks that have replaced the shorter vats of breweries in the past have tended to negatively impact the taste of the resulting beer – but now scientists have stepped in to improve the taste of our booze.

Everything You Need to Know About Bock Beer

Whether your go-to brew is a classic lager or a full-bodied stout, it doesn’t hurt to switch things up and try a new beer style occasionally.

How to Hold a Wine Glass Properly, and Why It Matters

Perhaps the small screen isn’t the best resource for learning the ropes. Because yes, there is a proper way to hold a wine glass—and it matters.

The Complete Guide to Marsala Wine

The enduring ubiquity of the Italian-American dish chicken Marsala ensures that, for many Americans, Marsala is a household name.

How to Drink Better: Why does drinking some wines give me a sore head?

John Wilson: Sulphites are often blamed, but they are unlikely to be the true culprit

How to Draw a Wine Bottle

Learn how to draw a great looking Wine Bottle with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Wine Bottle drawing.

8 Things You Should Know About St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Launched in 2007 by third-generation distiller Robert J. Cooper, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur kickstarted an elderflower craze that would span the next decade and a half and revived a sleepy liqueur industry.

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

Following are six benefits you’ll get from visiting your neighborhood, locally owned wine spot.


Larger bubbles may be more efficient than small ones to help release aromas.

Mumm to launch Tasmanian sparkling wine

The escalating prestige of Tasmanian sparkling wine has prompted Maison Mumm to issue a Tasmanian non-vintage brut cuvée, the latest of its Mumm Terroir range sourced from regions outside of Champagne.

Constellation Brands sheds more of its winery portfolio

Constellation Brands Inc. has sold more of its portfolio as the nation’s fifth-largest wine company downsizes to focus on the premium market.

How to Pair Wine With Spicy Food (Beyond Riesling)

Acidity is also key. “High acid wines are what you want with food

From Eponymous to Anonymous: What Happens When Winemakers Sell Their Names?

Not only does this mean they no longer use their name commercially; the new owner might employ their birthright in embarrassing ways.

The oenophile’s guide to visiting Argentina

Visiting a selection of wineries while touring Argentina has become a crucial part of understanding the country’s symbiosis with its unique environment as well as its heritage.

The Weird Alcohol Emoji You Never Knew Existed

Added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015, the alembic emoji — a bulbous flask with a neck angled down sitting perched on a small stand — is designed to represent an ancient distilling tool that dates back to the 6th century.

There’s an Italian Town Where Witches Waged War Over Wine

The hidden history of an Italian village where witches battled to determine if wine would spoil that season.e

Mass. voters to decide who can sell beer and wine

Massachusetts voters will be asked a simple question on this year’s ballot: whether to expand the number of locations where retail, grocery and convenience store chains are allowed to sell alcohol.

The Real Difference Between Bubbly Faves Prosecco And Champagne

Watching the gold-colored liquid foam over a flute glass is one of the most luxurious sights, whether it’s Champagne or Prosecco. But do you know the difference between the two? Because not all sparkling wine is created equal.

Decanter bookmarks: Things to read, watch and listen to for wine lovers

Every month the Decanter team selects the best books, podcasts, films and shows for wine lovers.


This is a major step for consumers who love our brands and will now have even more information about how to best recycle wine containers.

Who Cares About Wine Ratings

Are ratings the be all end all? No.

9 Women Who Changed the Wine World

In an industry long dominated by men, women are making meaningful inroads, but their journey is far from over. Here are nine women who’ve changed the world of wine—and are boosting the female leaders to come.

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Tequila is undeniably one of the world’s most popular spirits, with last year’s annual revenue amounting to over $5.2 billion.

‘Olfactometer’ brings smells to VR worlds for wine-sniffing game

Smells could be introduced to virtual-reality (VR) worlds through the development of an odour machine or ‘olfactometer’.


2022 Massachusetts State Election- Yes on Question 3, Expanded Availability of Alcohol Licenses

Alcoholic Fermentation: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Alcoholic fermentation is the chemical process that creates alcohol.

Fruit Wines: What Is Elderberry Wine And Its Flavor Profile

Elderberries are the fruit of the bushy shrub Sambucus, of which there are numerous species.

The Italian town with a boozy secret

It’s super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water — and in many households across Sardinia it’s still produced illegally.

Is There Actually Any Truth to ‘Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker’?

You’ve probably heard this phrase dozens of times.

Do Agglomerate Corks Make Wines Astringent?

A ‘potentially flavour-active contaminant’ called suberic acid may be creating an astringent effect in wines sealed with micro-agglomerate corks.

Kings of Leon creates whiskey line

American rock band Kings of Leon has partnered with Kentucky-based Willett Distillery to launch a limited edition Bourbon and rye whiskey collection.

How much wine is in… wine

It may seem funny, but the definition of wine is once again beginning to elude all interpretation.

Snoop Dogg Launches Exclusive Limited-Edition Death Row Records Red Wine

Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg continues to take the wine industry by storm,

Does Sound Affect Our Perception of Taste? These Wine Experts Think So

The brain is constantly influenced by any number of stimuli. For the last two decades, researchers have studied the cognitive and perceptual factors that affect how we perceive wine.

You can now buy a Napa Valley-themed version of Monopoly

If you’ve always fancied yourself as something of a wine tycoon, you can now pass ‘Go’ and embark on a journey through some of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries.

Crumbled Cork Wine Bottle

Does this mean the wine is bad? Or worse, can the cork pieces make you sick?

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

Whether you call it applejack, Calvados or bätzi, at its core, apple brandy is any liquor made from fermented and distilled apples.

Wine pairing for zombies: Which wines go best with human flesh?

But what wines would go best with a dinner of human meat?

“Blind Ambition” Is the Wine Movie the World Needs Right Now

A couple of years ago, the wine world was treated to its own version of such an underdog story, as a group of Zimbabwean sommeliers competed in the World Wine Tasting Championships in Burgundy.

Italian agri-food exports are breaking historical records: wine is the most exported product

A record pace with wine acting as the locomotive. It is held by Italian agri-food exports, which, if current growth rates continue, will exceed 60 billion in 2022

Boston Globe: “Liquor store giant Total Wine enters fray on Question 3”

“The mom-and-pop package stores in Massachusetts now can identify an enemy in their Question 3 ballot campaign: retail giant Total Wine & More.

A long overlooked Italian grape—Nebbiolo—has found its place in Lodi hillsides

Among the many wine grapes commercially grown in Lodi—over 125 of them, at last count—there is one that has remained an obscurity in the region and throughout California, despite its supremacy in its native Italy.

What’s the Difference Between an Apéritif and a Digestif?

As two cornerstones of European drinking culture, apéritifs and digestifs have long enhanced the dining experience.

How Prosecco Became The World’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine: With A Name Change

Prosecco used to be the name of a grape mainly grown in north-eastern Italy, in the Veneto region, but not only

The New Wine Game GRAPES Is Available on Amazon Now

GRAPES is the first wine card game that doesn’t need you to taste wine while playing, but is intended to expand its audience beyond just wine connoisseurs via the playing process.

Top 5 Reasons Glass Bottles Are Best For Wine

Before you head to the wine aisle next, here are some the reasons glass bottles have endured the test of time.

What Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

What makes wine complex?

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

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