Liquor Industry News 04-03-23

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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 Chat GPT Can Assist Consumers in Buying Wine

DIY Wine Gift Basket Rules to Live By

Ending The Three-Tier System

10 Things You Should Know About Kendall-Jackson

The brand was founded in 1982 by Jess Jackson, who replaced pear and walnut trees with Chardonnay grapevines on an 80-acre orchard he purchased north of Napa Valley.

Why young people apparently don’t drink wine these days: a summary

If you haven’t been reading about the dire forecasts for the future of the wine industry, or listening to podcasts about it, then you must currently be living under a rock.


The state’s over 130 wineries are convincing residents to consume locally.


Coors-icles, non-alcoholic beer-flavored popsicles, to make sure fans 21+ stay chill when things get heated this March.

Sunny with a Chance of Flowers Announces Launch of “Bubbly Rosé”

Burgeoning Brand from Scheid Family Wines Poised for Continued Growth in the “Better For You” Space

What should you drink on airplanes?

It is well-documented that passengers experience a subdued sense of taste when flying, but there is one cocktail that won’t be comprised when you’re up in the air, according to scientific research.

ChatGPT just passed three of the Master Sommelier theory exams

OpenAI’s ChatGPT continues to confound with its seemingly endless scope – including passing three levels of the infamously tricky Master Sommelier exam.

Producers of Vegan and Sustainable Wines Need to Break the TTB Approval Barrier for Access to Innovative Additives

American wineries are looking for ways to capture the attention and hearts of younger consumers.

DIY Wine Gift Basket Rules to Live By

Not sure where to begin? We talked to the pros to learn how to build the best at-home wine basket possible. The answers are in!

Pregnancy and Motherhood Could Revolutionize Wine if We Let It

But the irony is, pregnant women could be considered some of the wine industry’s sharpest analysts and we may be hindering the potential of mothers at all stages. Instead of sidelining or isolating motherhood from the field, we might consider its potential to unlock new ways to understand wine.

Defining Italian Wine

 Why is Italian wine different than wine from France, or from my birthplace California, or from any other grape-growing region? What is the emotional connection to Italian wine? What makes that 750-milliliter serving of italianità so irresistible to oenophiles worldwide?


A balanced diet is the key element for a healthy lifestyle, and calories are not the only thing that should be considered, the diet should be seen as a whole.

We Asked 11 Bartenders: What’s the Most Overrated Bourbon? (2023)

With that in mind, we asked bartenders and beverage professionals which bourbons they think are the most overrated. Here’s what they said.

Martini reveals generational drinking shift

New research by Bacardi-owned Martini has revealed record numbers of young adults are switching to low-and-no.

ChatGPT, Wine Writing, and Sommelier Education

Those are all expected and understandable reactions to any disruptive technology that appears poised to make a significant impact on society.

Bubbly? Full-bodied and red? Zesty and white? Your favorite wine types, explained

All the primary types of wine (and everything you need to know about them)

Absolut debuts vodka made to shot

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut has introduced a trio of new bottlings, including the first in a series of vodkas made for shots.

What’s the Difference Between a Hazy IPA and New England IPA?

When it comes to differentiating between the terms, it’s all a matter of marketing

What A Wine’s ‘Brut’ And ‘Sec’ Labels Mean For Its Sweetness

Whether a bottle of champagne has a brut or sec label depends on its sugar content.

Ending The Three-Tier System

Changing this archaic and harmful system begins through eduction…then action.

Reading a wine label

To understand the information listed on a wine label, especially on a European bottle, you may need a foreign language dictionary, or perhaps a personal translator. However, most American labels are pretty straightforward.

The 10 Best Cocktail Picks, According to Bartenders

Make that lemon twist, candied ginger, or olive garnish pop.

Wedding Wine Guide

Where to buy, what to get and how much do I need?

The 22 Best Wedding Gifts for Wine Lovers

To help, we consulted a blend of winemakers, sommeliers and merchants to offer up the best advice and products, taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect wedding gift for your vino-obsessed friends.

How Chat GPT Can Assist Consumers in Buying Wine

Fortunately, with the help of AI language models like ChatGPT, buying wine has never been easier. Here are some ways ChatGPT can assist consumers in buying wine:

7 Things You Need to Know About Redbreast Whiskey

Few Irish whiskeys are more beloved and iconic than Redbreast.

Researchers uncover the true identity of ‘Tequila worms’

Genetic analysis by a team of entomologists from the University of Florida has shed light on one of mezcal’s key marketing gimmicks.

New Mondavi

C. Mondavi & Family is launching CK Mondavi Family Select, a new offering from winemaker Angelina Mondavi. Made from select grapes from the family’s own 1,850 acres of vineyards, along with fruit from grower partners, the new line includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varietals retailing at $16, offering a trade-up from the CK Mondavi and Family core range. The new wines are debuting across Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and will be available in additional markets in the coming 12 months.

What is Sancerre’s secret?

Sancerre and its crisp whites seem to steal the spotlight, even though there’s a lot to love about wine from the places in the Loire that surround it – as well as savings to be made. David Kermode ponders why Sancerre still rules the roost

Ivan Yegorov, sommelier of the year: ‘Russian people won’t stop drinking foreign wine’

Wines would get more expensive regardless of the geopolitical story

SIGNATURE MOVES: Does New Jersey have a signature grape? Does it need one?

Briefly, a signature variety is the grape, and resulting wine, for which a region is best known. It’s the region’s flag planted in the sand—the tip of its spear in the marketplace.

LibDib Celebrates Shaking Up the Wine and Spirits Distribution Business

6 years ago today LibDib launched three-tier e-commerce and wholesale distribution to all wine and spirits Maker

There are Six Wine-Drinker Consumption Frequency Segments. Four of Them Matter

A plurality of U.S. wine drinkers (45%) enjoy wine either once a week or 2-3 times a month. The once-a-week segment is only a slightly greater percentage of wine drinkers than the 2-3 times a month segment, but they account for nearly twice the percentage of total wine occasions as the 2-3 times a month segment

German brewery creates world’s first powdered beer

East Germany-based Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle is developing the world’s first powdered beer – turning water into lager in a mere matter of moments.

ChatGPT creates ‘best cocktail in the world’ for London bar

OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been put to the test once again, this time behind the bar, developing the ‘best cocktail in the world’ for Hackney-based Otherworld in London.

 Liquor wholesale giant Republic National Distributing Co. shot back at Buffalo Trace owner Sazerac Co., 

RNDC: Sazerac ‘circumvents’ three-tier system

Cans or bottles: What’s better for a fresh, stable beer?

 An amber ale stayed fresher in bottles, whereas container choice made much less difference to the stability of an India Pale Ale (IPA).

Walmart Supercenter in Worcester MA seeks license to sell beer and wine

The Worcester Walmart Supercenter previously applied for a beer and wine license in 2011. However, the License Commission rejected the application after it drew fierce opposition from smaller package store owners who feared their customers would rather purchase their drinks from the same store where they already shop for groceries and other needs

What you need to know about beverage alcohol licenses

 So while it’s legal for businesses to produce and sell alcoholic beverages in most parts of the country, doing so requires a bevy of beverage alcohol licenses.

Wisconsinites Drink an Ungodly Amount of Angostura — Blame It on a Prohibition Loophole

Not shots containing various spirits and a dash or two of Angostura, but 1.5-ounce servings of straight-up bitters.

Extreme drought threatens mezcal supply, meteorologist warns

There are fears that recent months of extremely dry conditions in Mexico could significantly reduce agave crop production, resulting in a major mezcal shortage.

Every Whiskey Brand From Jim Beam, Ranked

Jim Beam is one of the best-selling bourbons in the world.

All US wineries are bonded but not all of them have a bond

First of all, all US wineries are bonded wineries.

How the Wente Clone Came to Define California Chardonnay

Despite its lower yields, the Wente clone’s fruit-laden concentration has made it the king of California Chardonnay—with some help from key winemaking figures

Bill to Allow CT Grocery Stores to Sell Wine Dies in Committee

“Our goal is not about putting people out of business. We don’t think that there’s that much disruption in the market,” Pesce said.

New Heineken

Heineken is launching Heineken Silver, its spin on a low-cal, low-carb, low-abv beer. Heineken Silver, rolling out this spring, is at 4% abv and features 3.2g of carbohydrates and 95 calories a 12-ounce serving. It will be available in 12-ounce slim cans, 12-ounce bottles, and 24-ounce cans wherever Heineken products are sold. It will be featured prominently at Heineken’s partnership events this year including Coachella, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, and Formula 1 races, serving as the title sponsor for the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.

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