Liquor Industry News 01-23-23

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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

Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Sake producers branch out into vodka

Japanese breweries are turning their hands to making craft vodka, amidst fears for global sake sales.

The 22 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers (2023)

Low- and no-alcohol beers may be drops in the proverbial bucket of total U.S. beer sales, but the market continues to explode with options as the category continues to expand.

Stressed Out Vines Could Make for Happier Drinkers, According to Science

The topic of wine and health has always been a tumultuous one, with claims circulating in both directions causing a mess of confusion

What Percentage of Americans Drink Alcohol?

 The percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 and older who say they drink alcohol averaged 63% over the past two years, whereas 36% described themselves as “total abstainers.”

The Difference Between Cheap Wines And Value Wines

When we say cheap wine, we mean cheap. That $4 bottle might seem like a steal, but it’s usually not a risk worth taking. There’s a reason those wines run only a few bucks.

Mexican Beer Must-Haves, According to Suds Experts

But there’s a lot more to Mexican beer and brewing history than those simplifications.

How To Find The Perfect Wine According To Your Taste?

Selecting the perfect wine for your taste can be a daunting task. With so many varietals, it’s often difficult to know where to begin.

What Does ‘Reserve’ Mean On A Wine Label?

The first thing consumers need to understand is that “reserve” isn’t a regulated term on U.S. wine labels

Wine Labels and their Discontents

They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but people do exactly that all the time.

The Origin Of Florence, Italy’s Wine Windows

Wine windows are, at their heart, exactly what they sound like: windows for wine, and they have been around for a very long time.

Worried about your drinking? Here’s how to check it

There are lots of great reasons to decide to go “dry” in January and give up alcohol.

Biodynamic, Organic, Natural Wines “Explained”

If you don’t farm, these concepts are hard to explain.

Get to Know Grappa, the Fragrant Italian Liquor

This poor man’s drink has drifted from its modest origins.

Tequila exports hit new record in 2022

It was a knockout year for Tequila as exports jumped to record-breaking highs in 2022.

A Guide To The Central Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Central Italy wine regions, keep reading.

Why You Should Only Buy Half-Bottles of Vermouth

Just as wine’s flavor begins to change after the cork is popped, vermouth starts to oxidize as soon as the bottle is opened.

Supermarkets launching all-out push for wine sales in CT

Buying wine in a supermarket counts as one of those activities we do in other states, which causes us to wonder, why can’t we have that in Connecticut?]

Study finds sugary drinks could be connected to male hair loss

Links between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the onset of baldness in men have been unveiled in a Nutrients journal study in China.

Scientists create new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’

Neuroscientists have created a new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ designed to mimic the feel-good effects of alcohol.

What can we expect from wine in 2023? Climate chaos will decide

For wine writers, it’s typical to start the year with a column suggesting trends and making predictions about what the hot regions and bottles will be.

New Year, New Marketing Claim: Why ‘Low-Sugar’ Wine Labels Are Misleading

So, while it’s not untrue to label a bottle of wine as a “low-sugar” product, it’s a misnomer at best and misleading at worst.

Don’t Trust ‘Sugar-Free’ Wine

Focus primarily on flavor when picking out a bottle.

Prosecco beats champagne in EU exports

Eurostat 2021 data: +43% share for Italian wine, 273M liters exported

Neurosurgeon reveals how long it really takes for alcohol to leave your system

An Ohio-based doctor has issued a warning to make people aware of how long it really takes for one’s liver to metabolize one drink.

Everything You Need to Know About Burgundy Wines and Which Bottles to Pour Now

Less than 5% of French wine comes from Burgundy, but don’t let this region’s size fool you.

Chianti 101: galestro and alberese soils.

Note how the galestro is almost yellow in color while the alberese is nearly white.

8 Bucket-List Drinks Spots Around the World

With all the distilleries around the world, how do you decide which ones to explore?

Why prosecco sales are booming

Prosecco sales are booming, helped by people celebrating the new year with the affordable bubbly, according to Liz Paquette, head of insights for online alcohol retailer Drizly.


How does that package attract or repel them? How much useful information does it convey? And in the case of a decision to cover the cork in plastic, how much trouble does it cause when opening the wine?

What Will Consumers Be Drinking in 2023?

Champagne and white Burgundy put in notable performances in 2022, but with their prices remaining strong, I expect lesser known wine regions, such as Sicily and the Maremma, will gain more attention in 2023.

QR Codes are as good as gold. You just have to commit to mining it.

QR codes – like the digital “silver bullets” known as eCommerce and SMS messaging that came before – often fail to live up to the hype for wine brands.

How to Drink Your Way Through Disney World

Whether you fancy a rum-spiked, Star Wars-themed concoction or a perfectly poured pint of craft beer, Disney’s drink scene is not to be missed.

The Process To Look For When Buying Non-Alcoholic Wines

Wine without alcohol isn’t just grape juice.

How To Pair Bourbon With Your Kentucky Fried Chicken Order

Pairings, it seems, aren’t just for food and wine anymore.

The Thai Region Wine Lovers Should Keep An Eye On

There’s one Thai region in particular that wine enthusiasts should definitely add to their bucket list. Can you guess where it is?

Does Prosecco Really Cause The Worst Hangovers?

But there is one little thing that gives credence to the hangover reputation – in fact, it’s a whole lot of little things sparkling, dancing, and singing in your pretty chilled tulip glass.

Everything You Need To Know About Vermouth

Vermouth is fortified wine infused with the flavors of various herbs, plants, and spices, depending on the producer.

14 Tips On How To Cook With Alcohol

Alcohol intensifies flavors and elevates ingredients while adding a distinct taste and even texture to a dish

Non-alcoholic drinks ‘can increase cravings’, says expert

Drinking low or no alcohol alternatives this Dry January can induce cravings for the real thing, an addiction specialist has claimed.

Experts warn against pouring Baileys down the sink

Quite apart from the fact that it’s incredibly wasteful, there is another very good reason why you should avoid pouring Baileys down the sink.

Five times Hollywood films have influenced beer sales

Can TV and film influence what we’re drinking? There is compelling evidence to suggest that’s the case. After all, everyone and their uncle hated Merlot after Sideways hit theatres, and cult classic Lost in Translation put Suntory whisky back on the map. It’s no wonder companies are investing in product placement more than ever before.

10 gardening hacks using leftover beer

Beer is, quite often, the solution, but not just to drink but also to use in your garden too. Here, db shares 10 inventive green-fingered hacks, gathered from horticultural sources, on how to use leftover Christmas beer in January to help your garden thrive in time for spring.

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Can corks make wine more astringent?

Suberic acid appears to be the compound in micro-agglomerate corks that is associated with astringency.


There are many delicious Greek wines to choose from! Greece is home to a number of indigenous grape varieties that are used to produce a wide range of wine styles. Some popular Greek wines include:

Long-term negative trends for wine in the USA

The USA puts alcohol under the control of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), instead. So, it is this latter department that we must consult about data concerning trends in U.S. wine production.

New 90+ NA

Boston’s Latitude Beverage has entered the non-alcoholic wine market with Délure Zero, a new offering from the French low-alcohol brand. Déluré Zero is a sparkling rosé made with Grenache grapes sourced from the South of France with the alcohol removed from the fully vinted wine. Each 8-ounce serving has 35 calories and the wine is now available in select markets for a suggested price of $15 a bottle.

In the Shadow of Rome, 3 Ancient Grape Varieties Stage a Comeback

Along with returning to tradition and taking advantage of the excellent land and climate, Lazio winemakers wish to capitalize on Rome’s enormous wine tourism potential, long left untapped

Ca’ del Bosco: a winery with traditional values and vivacious design

Italian brand is adding extra sparkle to the international wine scene

11 Cheap American Beers Ranked From Awful to Drinkable

Here are 11 of the cheapest full-calorie American macro beers, ranked from worst (never drink again) to best (fine, I’ll have one more).

Wine Hits the Language Barrier

Does the language of wine create a barrier to entry for consumers?

Does Being an Industry Pro Blow Out Your Palate?

The good news: Drinking like an industry professional will not necessarily dull a palate over time. However, it does change how tastes are perceived.

Is wine good for your skin?

Skincare fanatics, raise your glasses. New developments in the cosmetics industry indicate red wine could be good for your skin, as both an active ingredient and a drink.

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine good for you or not?

Natural Wine, Hangovers, and the Science of Post-Drinking Misery

Is there any research to support the idea that natural wine results in no hangover?

Does Alcohol Really Work Like Truth Serum?

As the saying goes, “in vino veritas”. But are you actually more likely to speak your mind when you’re drunk?

Italian wine producers slam Ireland’s ‘alarmist’ health warning labels

Italian wine producers have objected strongly to Ireland’s plan to require health warning labels on wine bottles, outlining the links between alcohol and fatal cancers, after the move was approved by the EU Commission.

The Great Grapes of Sicily

 Sicily’s wines are produced about 80% from native grapes and white wines lead the charts at 60% of the island’s production, mostly found on the western side.  The eastern side of Sicily is more red wine based.

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

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