Liquor Industry News 02-20-23

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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

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

WTF Is a ‘Borg’

The Proper Way to Drink a Guinness

The Difference In Chilling Sparkling Vs. Still Moscato Wines

Before you can pour a glass of either sweet and still or a palate-cleansing bubbly Moscato, it’s imperative that the bottles have been properly chilled.

The Proper Way to Drink a Guinness

While the best way to enjoy Guinness is fresh from the tap, the beer brand has fashioned a glass bottle that was specifically designed to mimic the taste of Guinness Draught.

The First Step To Take If You Don’t Know Which Wine To Order

It is perfectly fine to not know what wine to order with dinner.

Who Actually Makes Kirkland Wine?

Advertising and marketing can sometimes account for as much as 80% of the bottle’s price


According to the FDA, 1 in 100 people has a sensitivity to sulfites, leading the FDA to make it law that wine labels include sulfite amounts found in the wine.

9 Things You Should Know About Mionetto Prosecco

As one of the oldest producers of Prosecco, Mionetto was founded by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene just north of Venice.

Wine in  CT grocery store debate has reached vintage 2023, what are stakeholders saying?

Hundreds of people signed up to testify at Thursday’s public hearing in front of the General Law Committee.

Barbera is the grape I’m most excited about. The reason may surprise you.

Over the last few decades, italophile focus in the international wine community has shifted to the Langhe where Barolo and Barbaresco are raised.

Can wineries reuse their glass bottles? This woman thinks so…

Even with recycling numbers increasing (around 61% in France, compared to 43% in the UK according to figures from Zero Waste Europe in September 2022), the process of turning that glass back into bottles has an environmental cost

World’s first winery airline is up and running

Guests with the New Zealand-owned Invivo Air tasted more than 16 wines at altitude during its inaugural flight this week.

Can vines benefit from reiki therapy?

A reiki practitioner, who aims to improve the “flow of energy” in vineyards, says that business is booming.

Baileys Just Dropped a Vanilla Mint Shake Flavor

Vanilla Mint Shake. Paying homage to the brand’s Irish roots, the mint-hued cream liqueur is set to hit shelves ahead of St. Patrick’s Day,

What You Need to Know About Top Wine Education Programs

From Master Sommelier to Master of Wine and everything in between, there are plenty of ways to learn about wine. Compare costs, pros, and cons for each

New Captain

Captain Morgan rum is teaming with coconut water brand Vita Coco on a new line of spirits-based RTDs. Vita Coco Spiked with Captain Morgan is on shelves now nationwide. The line of canned cocktails has an abv of 5% and is sold in 12-ounce cans for a suggested retail price of $15 per four-pack. The initial flavor lineup includes Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Lime Mojito. Captain Morgan net sales were flat in the U.S. in the six months through December, Diageo recently reported, “driven by growth in Captain Morgan Original Spiced, supported by successful sports platforms such as the NFL, which was offset by declines in other variants.” Impact Databank estimates the brand at 5.3 million case depletions in the U.S. for 2022, down 2.9%.

5 Kickass Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Chocolate is the confectionery match to wine

What’s the best way to warm up a bottle of wine?

While fridges and ice buckets solve the issue of chilling a wine down, it is a trickier task to warm a bottle up to its ideal drinking temperature.

How a Miscommunication Between Siblings Led to Angostura Bitters’ Iconic Label

In addition to the mystique regarding the ingredients used in the bitters themselves, one visual element of the bottle itself tends to throw consumers for a loop: the label.

Some Fun Facts about Winery AVAs

As of August 2020, there were 267 established AVAs in the United States.

The Most—and Least—Expensive Countries to Buy Wine In

You won’t be surprised at all by which country came out as the most expensive.

Why Sparkling Wine And Brunch Is A Match Made In Heaven

But brunch and sparkling wine seems to be a no-brainer.

New Malibu

Pernod Ricard has announced a new peach-flavored rum to its Malibu brand. Malibu Peach comes in at 21% abv and is now available in 50-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter, and 1.75-liter bottles across the U.S. The release is the fourth flavor in Malibu’s portfolio and joins Watermelon, Pineapple, and Strawberry alongside the brand’s original coconut rum. In addition to the peach-flavored rum, Malibu has also added a peach canned cocktail to its Cocktails in a Can line, alongside Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Pineapple Bay Breeze, and Watermelon Mojito, all at 7% abv and in 12-ounce cans.

NH lawmakers consider letting students under 21 take college wine and beer courses

A bill submitted by Innis, Senate Bill 194, would exempt New Hampshire students who are under 21 but over 18, from criminal prosecution for underage drinking for tasting wine or beer, provided they were doing so as part of a class at an accredited college or university.

We Asked an A.I. Chatbot to Write a Drinks Review. Here’s What Happened

If you’re not familiar with ChatGPT, it’s a bot that automatically generates text in response to short prompts

Wine Market Council Research Reveals What Consumers Think About Ingredient and Nutrition Labels on Wine

By a large margin, wine consumers believe wine has the fewest ingredients, compared to beer and especially hard seltzers or cocktails.

Do green credentials sell wine?

Everyone wants to farm better. But sometimes farming better costs more. So does the added investment pay off? Do green credentials help to sell wine?

9 Things You Should Know About E.H. Taylor, Jr.

#1 we cant get it!

Is It Safe to Drink an Open Bottle of Wine After One Week?

When debating whether or not to drink that week-old bottle, there are few telltale signs to look out for that will let you know if the wine has spoiled.

Is Prohibition returning?

Anyone notice a strong anti-alcohol sentiment lately?

Tough year for Australian wine exports as value falls

Australian wine exports fell by 4% by value during 2022 to AU$1.94 billion, with UK sales down 18% – although volume rises of bulk wine to the US and Canada helped push volume growth by 1%.

Mexico’s Hot New Wine Region is a History Lover’s Dream

More than 40 wine producers now dot the state

Why is France spending millions to turn wine into alcohol for cosmetics?

France plans to spend millions of euros to turn wine into industrial alcohol for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to drain a massive surplus, the agriculture ministry has said.

Are Labeling Requirements for the Alcohol Industry Misguided?

Although maintaining ingredient listings may be easier for a big winery with great resources, it may take resources that the small winery doesn’t have and leaves the small winery in a potentially legally vulnerable position.

New Proper 12

Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey has announced Irish Apple, the first flavored offshoot for the brand. The 35% abv flavored whiskey is now available in 50-ml., 750-ml., and 1-liter bottles with the 750-ml. retailing for a suggested price of $25. The release continues Proper No. Twelve’s support of first responders with $5 from each case of Irish Apple sold donated to charities around the world. Founded by MMA fighter Conor McGregor, Ken Austin, and Audie Attar, Proper No. Twelve is now majority owned by Proximo Spirits

Why are there two different spellings of whisky/whiskey?

For International Scotch Day, db explains why ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’ emerged as acceptable spellings for the spirit, an issue which is still heated today.

Find Your Low-Sugar Wine: Tips for Wine Enthusiasts

Wine is produced by fermenting the natural sugar found in grapes to produce alcohol. Simply put, the wine will have more residual sugar and taste sweeter on the palate if the fermentation is stopped well before all of the sugar is turned into alcohol.

The Top 10 White Claw Flavors, Ranked by Tasting Experts

Each flavor was blind-tasted and rated on a sliding scale from 80 to 100.

Insiders Guide to Puglia’s Wine Regions

When it comes to wine it is one of the top largest wine producing regions in Italy alongside Sicily and the Veneto.

13 Things Millennial and Gen Z Wine Pros Say Will Reach Young Drinkers

To that end, we spoke with people in the wine industry who are below the age of 40 about ways to attract young wine drinkers. Here’s what they shared.

Younger people are turning away from wine. It’s caused by everyone worrying about younger people turning away from wine.

The wine business is facing a crisis. But maybe, just maybe, it’s a crisis of its own making.

The Historic Riots That Defined the Champagne Region

In 1911, in response to low crop yields and Champagne producers who had begun sourcing grapes from outside the region, grape growers took to the streets in protests that lasted some 16 years.

The Uncertain Future of Island Wines

Vineyards on Pantelleria, Madeira, and Santorini boast centuries of winemaking heritage, but mass tourism and the modernization of society are putting their survival at risk

Olive Garden accused of boxed wine dupe

A diner’s post has gone viral on TikTok after suggesting that eponymous restaurant group Olive Garden misleads customers by trying to pass off boxed wine as bottled.

Spirits surpasses beer market share in the US for the first time

Distilled spirits gained market share in the United States for the 13th straight year up to 42.1%. This means that, for the first time, supplier revenues of spirits have superseded beer, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) said.

The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Wine: How AI and ChatGPT are Transforming the Industry

One of the biggest trends shaping the DTC wine industry is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the way consumers interact with wineries and purchase wine.

Football to Fermentation: Former NFL Players In the Wine Industry

At first glance, football and winemaking seem mutually exclusive.

Review of the Industry – 11,691 Wineries

U.S. Winery Growth Remains Positive

WTF Is a ‘Borg’ and Why Are Gen Zers Drinking Vodka Water Out of Gallon Containers?

Simply put: It’s a giant vodka water, with added colorful flavoring. That college students actually drink.

How Red Wine is Made Step by Step

Surprisingly, not much has changed since we started making wine 8,000 years ago.

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

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