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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

Mass production vs great wine

Do Angostura Bitters Really, Truly Never Expire?

A Beginner’s Guide to Nitro Beers

What’s Up With Cooking Pasta Sauce With A Wine Cork?

As bizarre as it may seem to some, cooking with wine corks is not unheard of

13 Facts You Need To Know About Shaoxing Wine

Shaoxing wine, spelled Shaoshing or simply referred to as Chinese cooking wine, is much more than just Chinese cooking wine.

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Champagne

A much-needed explainer on everyone’s favorite form of fizz.

How climate change will make wine sweeter and more alcoholic

Experts believe it will become harder to tell subtle aromas apart as warmer temperatures make wine sweeter and more ‘jammy’ with fewer traditional floral or earthy flavors.

Just How Important Is Diurnal Shift to Wine?

Diurnal means “daily,” and in winegrowing regions “diurnal swing” or “diurnal shift” is the difference between the maximum daily temperature and the minimum nightly temperature in a 24-hour period.

5 Unusual Chardonnay Descriptions—and What They Really Mean

But beyond the wide array of primary fruits, Chardonnay—considered a neutral, non-aromatic grape variety—lends itself to a host of ‘other’ aromas and flavors, speaking to both site-specific terroir and the winemaking process

Apple’s new series Drops of God turns wine tasting into high-stakes drama

Loosely based on a manga of the same nameDrops of God is a story about family and competition.

Birds in Georgia Are Getting Drunk off Fermented Berries (Again)

The state of Georgia has issued a stern warning for birds: Stop flying drunk

New Mexico looking to rebound in winemaking

The birthplace of winemaking in the United States can be found just south of Socorro.

Wine in America

From the vineyard to the dinner table, embracing the future of fine wine

Red Stripe Enters RTD Category With New Canned Rum Cocktails

Enjoying a mojito just got a lot less high-maintenance — no muddling required.

Captain Morgan Will Soon Taste Different

The Caribbean rum beloved by college students everywhere just became a bit more elevated.


You’ve stumbled upon the United States’ best kept wine secret. Halfway between western Europe and California, Virginia is a mix of old world and new world traditions. It’s where Southern Grit meets Old World grace.

5 Wine Pairing Questions to Ask That Ensure a Stellar Meal

As you embark on your own wine journey, we asked Mattern the common wine questions we hear at Truluck’s to help your find your perfect pairing. Here’s what he said.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon introduces ID code for ‘greater transparency’

Champagne Billecart-Salmon has added a numeric code to its bottles in a bid to bring “greater transparency” for consumers of the fizz, according to the brand’s CEO, Mathieu Roland-Billecart.

Ask a Whiskey Pro: What Is a Honey Barrel?

So what does this sticky name mean? Contrary to how it sounds, the term honey barrel is not actually a reference to honey as an ingredient.

Freixenet Introduces Asti D.O.C.G. Sparkling Wine  

Presented in the signature diamond bottle, Freixenet Asti is produced with Moscato Bianco grapes grown in the prestigious Piedmont region of northern Italy and is certified vegan and low-alcohol.

The wine with the worst carbon footprint in history?

So, it is this extra movement of the ingredients, and its consequent increase in the carbon footprint of the wine-making, that is at issue in this post.

What’s The Difference Between Muscat And Muscadet Wine?

Part of what keeps learning about wine interesting is that there are so many different varietals and styles out there.

What Are Port Tongs And How Do You Use Them?

Port tongs have a long and fascinating history that dates back to the early days of port wine production.

Research points to Prosecco the grape variety

New research from Monash University and Macquaire University, which has been five years in the making, confirms Prosecco is a grape variety name.

Inside the Flourishing World of Italian Chardonnay

Chardonnay’s history in Italy, like many grapes, is a bit fuzzy, but most attribute the grape’s first plantings to Napoleon Bonaparte.


The Boston Beer Company is introducing Slingers, a new line of malt-based canned cocktails, packaged in 24-ounce cans. The brand is launching with three flavors—Bahama Mama, Peach Screwdriver, and Pineapple Punch—all at 8% abv. Slingers is being test marketed in Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and areas of New Hampshire, with the single-serving cans rolling out this month in those regions.

What Is Prosecco?

Everything you need to know about Champagne’s less-pricey, but equally delicious, Italian counterpart.

A Beginner’s Guide to Nitro Beers

Most people are familiar with Guinness—an Irish stout that has been infusing beer with nitrogen since the 1950s which brings creaminess and tiny bubbles.

Which part of France makes the best wine?

French wine is as diverse as its geography, which spans cool, wet mountains, a hot and humid Mediterranean coastline, and everything in between.

Wine Terminology

The Wine Fancy-Pants Industry wants you to think all wine labels are created equal, but they aren’t. It can be not easy to keep track of all the different ones, especially for someone new to Wine. In fact, some of these words sound nearly identical!

Mass production vs great wine

The wine world divides into two camps: factory wines and distinct wines. That artificial division is black and white while the wine world is grey; it is simplistic and annoys those who recognize nuance. But the paradigm works in broad stroke terms. Let’s explore.

Angry Orchard Introduces a New Way to Rosé Ahead of Summer with New Blueberry Rosé Hard Cider

Made With Real Blueberries and a Blend of Culinary and Bittersweet Apples, this Refreshing New Cider Delivers a Bold Twist on a Familiar Favorite

Do Angostura Bitters Really, Truly Never Expire?

That’s why when it comes to the uncertain shelf life of bitters, there are a few points that need addressing.

A Guide To Sustainable Wine Certifications in the U.S.

Consumers are increasingly environmentally aware, seeking sustainable products in their day-to-day, and their wine-buying habits are no exception

Breakthrough Research Could Help Identify Smoke-Taint-Affected Grapes in Vineyards

Researchers at Oregon State University have successfully identified a class of compounds called thiophenols that contribute to smoke taint,

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

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