Liquor Industry News 02-06-23

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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

The History of Wine Labels

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Bosnia

But many don’t know it’s a wine lover’s paradise and there’s great opportunity to enjoy Bosnia wine.

Kentucky wineries as varied as varietals 

Here is a sampling—a flight, if you will—of Kentucky wines and the people who produce them

Wine Industry Statistics

In this Wine industry statistics, we will have a general look over the insights into wine exports, and statistics further divided into country-wise, region-wise- demographic-wise, and much more.

A Beginner’s Guide to All Things Ice Wine

If you are looking to fully embrace the cold this season, or simply want to pour yourself something new and interesting, then reach for a bottle of ice wine.

How to Read Wine Maps Historically

Many puzzling aspects of today’s wine landscape make more sense if we consider their historical context.

Why Gallo and AB InBev — America’s Wine and Beer Behemoths — Are Dominating Spirits-Based RTDs Sales

E&J Gallo’s High Noon is the dominant force in the spirits-based RTD world,

What’s the Difference Between Liquor and Liqueur? 

While they may sound similar, there are important differences to know when opening a bottle.

Quick Guide On Franciacorta

Have you ever heard of Franciacorta? No? Let’s go fix it!

Where Can You Find The Oldest Grapevine That Still Produces Fruit?

According to Sierra Lodestar, the Grandpere Vineyard, also known as Vineyard 1869, is the oldest California vineyard that can prove its age with a verifiable paper trail. The vineyard is planted to Zinfandel, a variety known for its longevity, and produces just enough fruit to parcel it out to a scant handful of producers who treasure the juice from the gnarled 154-year-old vines.

Synthetic alcohol could be available within five years

An alternative to ethanol has been developed to help people to feel like they’re drinking alcohol, without any of the side effects.

New 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates’ 19 Crimes brand has entered the lower calorie, lower alcohol wine market with Martha’s Lighter Chard, the latest collaboration between the brand and Martha Stewart. The wine is made using grapes from California and comes in at 8.5% abv with 80 calories per serving. Martha’s Lighter Chard is now available across the U.S. for a suggested price of $15 a 750-ml. This marks the second collaboration between Stewart and Treasury, following Martha’s Chard, released in early 2022.

The history of alcohol’s social acceptance

Where did alcohol originate, and why is it legal compared to similar drugs?

Older Americans only area of growth in wine consumption, SVB report says

Perhaps it all makes sense. While the American wine industry believes it’s getting ready for a recession, the only group of consumers who are drinking more wine than in previous surveys is people over 60. And everyone is still drinking more premium wines than before. Those were three of the key findings of the annual Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the U.S. Wine Industry Report.

The biggest threat to the wine industry? Irrelevance with younger people.

Wine might get better with age, but the wine business needs youth to survive

Wine’s Decline: Marketing Idiots or Something Else?

Thoughts on the new “State of the Industry” Report and the youngsters that hate wine

US Wine Industry Is In A Tailspin

A new report shows that US wine consumers are buying less wine, but it’s not a completely bleak outlook.


Americans may be feeling financially constrained these days. And they may also be drinking less, as exemplified by the booming Dry January movement.

US Government officially recognizes Bolivian brandy

The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has officially recognized Bolivian Singani as a unique type of brandy, thanks in part to a campaign spearheaded by Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh.

New Sierra Beer

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has announced a new series of Hazy IPAs to be released throughout the year, kicking off the line with Juicy Little Thing IPA. The 6.5% abv ale is brewed with Sterling, Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops, and a specially developed yeast strain. The new IPA will be available through April, when the next hazy ale in the series comes to market. Juicy Little Thing IPA carries a suggested price of $13 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans and is available across the U.S.

The Comeback of a Cool Piedmont Red

Grignolino—the “un-Barolo”—takes a place at the table

Here’s why non-alcoholic beers finally taste good, and not just for Dry January

Brewers are now making non-alcoholic beers that are packed with flavor, thanks to new technology and techniques that are reinventing a category that once felt like purgatory.

The 13 Best Cake And Wine Pairings

So why save cake and wine for weddings?

Prosecco is protected in Italy, but for Otto it’s a true-blue Australian bubbly

The name prosecco is one of hundreds of foods and wines the European Union wants safeguarded from use by Australian producers under a free trade agreement that is in the final months of negotiations.

Lawsuit Alleges Malt-Based Fireball Cinnamon Label Misleads Consumers That It Actually Contains Whiskey

The proposed class action lawsuit addresses the striking similarity between mini bottles of classic 33-percent ABV Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and the malt-based spinoff by the same brand. Plaintiff Anna Marquez of Illinois leads the class action group.

The California storms were great for wine

But the rain also provided a desperately needed gift to California’s famed wineries, which have endured three years of drought, extreme wildfires, and the spiralling doom loop of climate change. The rains have replenished the groundwater and refilled reservoirs, giving winemakers hope for a productive growing season.

What Is Natural Wine?

The trendy beverage is more than just aesthetically pleasing bottles.

What’s in a Wine Glass? For Many Restaurants, It’s Everything

One of the first things you touch when you sit down also happens to be one of the most powerful mood-setters.

#1 Thing to Never Order at a Wine Bar, According to Sommeliers and Chefs

Go on, take a chance on a great recommendation, but keep these pro tips in mind.

Zinfandel Wine Didn’t Originate In The US

Zinfandel became a vital grape variety in California because it grew well, and the Italian immigrant families who ended up there knew how to raise this and similar varieties.

Does Boxed Wine Ever Truly Expire?

Don’t keep boxed wine for more than eight months

The Story Behind PATRÓN® Tequila’s Iconic Bottle

The next time you reach for a bottle of PATRÓN®, consider the vessel that the 100 percent naturally perfect tequila comes in: exquisite and iconic.

14 Questions You Should Always Ask When Buying Wine

Stopping by your local wine shop or big box liquor store to pick up a bottle can be a tricky task

Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

Purchasing wine is always an exciting event, especially when you are new to the scene. Any savvy shopper can recall that feeling of sheer exhilaration that stems from not knowing quite what you are going to get.

Which wine? How to read information on back of bottle

How to Drink Better: Wine labels can be impossible to understand but they can provide useful details

Understanding the Modern German Wine Landscape

A cool-climate wine region steeped in Old World tradition, with origins dating to the Roman Empire

This French Hangover Cure May Surprise You

Searching the internet for an effective hangover cure might sound pretty relatable to anyone who has ever experienced a less-than-pleasurable morning after having a big night out.

Port Wine: Here’s The 411

Port is a type of fortified wine with a long and prolific history that dates to the 17th century.

The Sweet Wine Pairing Myth You Should Leave Behind

While some prefer sweet wines, others turn away in horror at the thought of sipping Fuschia-colored, syrupy alcohol.

3 Approaches to Making Non-Alcoholic Wine

Not all non-alcoholic wines are created equal, however, with differing approaches and processes resulting in products that are as varied as the world of traditional wine itself. Here, we look at three different approaches to crafting no-ABV vino.

New Simi

Constellation-owned Simi is launching its first low-calorie and low-alcohol wine, Brightful Chardonnay. At 80 calories per serving, the newcomer is bottled at 9% abv and is rolling out nationally to retailers as well as on Drizly and Instacart. Simi Brightful Chardonnay carries a suggested retail price of $15. Simi was at 532,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The Prominent Wine Regions of Sicily

Let’s take a look at some of Sicily’s prominent wine regions from east to west.

RI lawmakers: Wineries should be allowed to sell fruits of their labor onsite

Rhode Island law currently prohibits the winery from selling their products on site. The law specifies that wineries can only sell their products onsite if the fruit used to make it was grown in state.

Yes, You Can Bring Mini Liquor Bottles on a Plane (but Don’t Think About Drinking Them)

“No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”

Wine Does Not Help You Sleep

First, limit your intake to a glass or two and not every night, and when you do drink, try to finish at least four hours before bedtime.

These Are the 15 Oldest American Beers

Here are the 15 oldest American beers still available for purchase today.

Burst Bubbles? The Truth About the Looming Champagne Shortage

Can the famed French wine region keep up with surging demand?

Why old vines matter

David Kermode reflects on the role of mature vines, the environmental reasons for protecting these aged plantings, and how drinkers may well be rewarded with surprisingly lively wines in the glass

The History of Wine Labels

The wine label, which is perhaps the earliest example of “branding” today, was created.

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

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