Liquor Industry News 12-12-22

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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 Cheap Wines Are Actually Good? Here’s How to Tell

A Guide to All Things Cognac

The Theory and Rules of Wine Gifting


TTB’s previous social media industry circular went through the various categories of social media, citing such sites as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Friendster and Flickr, and explained exactly what mandatory information was required and where it must appear.

Chianti Region Debuts New Way to Classify Wine

For years they have been tossing around the idea of redistricting the Classico region in order to provide consumers with more information about its many subzones.

Etna announces nine new contrade with map update

Consorzio Tutela Vini Etna DOC has announced the addition of nine new contrade following a project to update its map of the volcano.

New Smirnoff Ice

Diageo has launched Red, White, and Merry, a new seasonal variety pack for Smirnoff Ice. The new 12-pack includes three cans each of Smirnoff Ice’s Holiday Punch, Berry Punch, Citrus Punch, and Orchard Punch. All four flavors come in at 4.5% abv and the 12-pack retails for around $18, with individual 6-packs selling for around $9. Smirnoff Ice’s Red, White, and Merry pack is now available across the U.S. for a limited time.

Yes, You Can Pair Candy Canes with Wine

There are competing tales as to why peppermint-flavored striped sugar sticks were bent into a cane shape starting in the 1800s.

Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato: A Welcoming Place for Wine

The area of Monferrato, which lies between the cities of Alessandria and Asti in the Piedmont region of Italy, captures the imagination with its castles and lush landscapes.

How to Store Wine Properly, and Why It Matters

Okay, so you bought a bottle of wine. Now what? Unless you plan to pop it open ASAP, wine needs to be stored properly.

The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

Dubbed ‘the green heart of Italy” for its breathtaking biodiversity, the Umbria wine region stretches across rolling hills, wild forests, and pristine lakes bookended between the Apennine mountains.

Is Sparkling Wine Too Complicated?

The world of Sparkling Wine is one that is constantly growing and to stay on top of everything that is happening in the industry is a full-time job, but for the average consumer who just wants to enjoy some Sparkling Wine, is it made too complicated?

Your Ultimate Guide To Fortified Wines And Their Uses

There are various sorts of fortified wines, each with its own laws. These restrictions cover the type of base wine, the type of base spirit, the range of alcohol by volume (ABV), the amount of sugar, and the time of age.

Does Wine Go Bad? An Explainer

There are so many ways we examine wine to determine how good it is and how much better it could be with aging

The Complete History Of Franzia Wines

For nearly a century, the Franzia family has been delivering affordable, quality wine at a fraction of their competitors price, all while battling buy-outs, growing their clan, and overcoming family obstacles.

The story behind an Italian retail icon: Eataly, London

Since landing in London, international Italian retailer Eataly has become one of the city’s gastronomic icons. Here, Olivia Vachon, marketing manager at Eataly London, talks us through what made it such a destination for lovers of Italian food

12 Types Of Brandy, Explained

Brandy is a favorite spirit of many and is a chameleon that can have a multitude of flavor notes as myriad as the fermented fruits it can be made from

9 Things You Should Know About Glenmorangie

Among the many distilleries in Scotland, few are more historic than Glenmorangie.

The Theory and Rules of Wine Gifting

How to Give Wine As a Gift

Beer For Dogs, Wine For Cats: How Drinks for Pets Became a Global Phenomenon

This year, the world’s largest beer company is offering Busch Turkey Broth Dog Brew, its second mass-market beer for dogs since its original pork-flavored dog beer hit the market in 2020.

Behold the Michelada, the Beer Cocktail That Rules Brunch

Hailing from Mexico, the michelada has become a staple in bars across North America. And for good reason.

Here’s What Happened To The Wine Balloon After Shark Tank

The Wine Balloon works by lowering the deflated balloon into the wine bottle until it touches the wine.

A Guide to All Things Cognac

Whether you’re looking to enjoy Cognac as a digestif or mix it into a cocktail, it never hurts to have a bottle on your bar cart.

Have the original Super-Tuscans stood the test of time?

Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanello… For lovers of Italian fine wine, the names trip off the tongue. But do these Super-Tuscan wines still live up to their billing? Susan Hulme MW tastes back through the decades

Top picks for Italian Wine Books

Here are some Italian wine book selections that are the perfect gifts to consider.

How to Avoid the Worst Wines at the Grocery Store

Skip the hot and fuzzy flavors of spoiled wine with these shopping tips.

What Did Rudolf Steiner Actually Say?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is the Austrian who invented biodynamics.

What Drink Trends Will Reign Supreme in 2023? Our Predictions

Can anyone ever know the future? Nope

The 28 Best Gifts for Wine Lovers That Don’t Need to be Popped or Poured

Card decks, champagne sabers, and more — starting at just $10

Which Cheap Wines Are Actually Good? Here’s How to Tell

You don’t have to break the bank to buy quality wine: We have an expert break down the difference between cheap and value beverages.

10 Great Movies That Perfectly Capture Our Love for Wine

Wine pairs so well with these movies

Cheese Has Its Own Cutthroat Version of the Court of Master Sommeliers

Different people can have different opinions on how delicious a cheese is, of course, but evaluation needs to be critical in order to advance the cheese industry as a whole within the specialty foods market.

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

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