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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

Is Yeast Info on Labels Wine’s Next Great Debate?

The 5 Main Styles of Tequila (And How to Drink Them)

What Makes Drambuie So Unique?

The Most Famous Regional Hangover Food Across the U.S.

Despite the fact that hangovers have been around for as long as alcohol itself, it can still feel like a shock to wake up with a fuzzy head and unsettled stomach after a night out.

The Label Detail You Should Look For When Buying Rosé Wine

It’s a dilemma every rosé lover knows too well: you want to branch out and find new favorites, but you’re not sure how to find a good new wine.

Can Tito’s Vodka Repeat Its American Domination in Europe?

As the Tito’s juggernaut continues its expansion, does it realistically stand a chance on the continent that created the spirit?

Spirits overtake wine as second most-popular drink

Nearly a third of American consumers choose spirits as their drink of choice, surpassing wine for the first time in 30 years, according to a new poll.

Massachusetts bill aims to loosen liquor license citizenship requirement

A bill aims to change that state law to let non-citizens who have legal status become the manager listed on a liquor license, a crucial requirement for businesses seeking approval from licensing boards.

How to Get Into Tequila

Agave-based spirits are closing in on vodka as the best selling booze in the U.S. Here are the best splurges, bargain bottles, and the cocktails you need to know beyond the margarita.

Languedoc Is France’s Most Underrated Wine Region

Why the sun-drenched vineyards of southern France should be on your list

What Makes Drambuie So Unique?

Drambuie is a Scottish liqueur that’s not only famous for its heartwarming flavor and distinct color but also for its mystique and cultural significance.

Ranked: World’s Biggest Wine Producers by Country

This infographic by Alberto Rojo Moro uses data from the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) to visualize where wine production is concentrated in the world.

Can different colored flowers change the taste of your wine?

The short answer? Yes. Viewing different flowers while drinking wine can change the perceived taste of what’s in your glass, a new study has revealed.

What Are Co-Ferments and Why Should Wine Drinkers Care?

If you come across the term “co-ferment” on a wine label, it can be difficult to know what exactly that bottle has in store for you.

The Most Iconic Winery in Every State

Believe it or not, every state in the U.S. has something to offer wine enthusiasts — and these 50 wineries around the country are some of the most iconic.

13 White Wines to Know If You Want to Be a Pro

Think beyond Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.

Is Dry January worth it?

After an alcohol-infused festive season, many people stay off the booze in January. But while your wallet might thank you, do we really see any health benefits from just one month of sobriety?

James Harden’s wine is a vintner’s nightmare

The Beard’s cabernet was as much of a letdown as his playoff performances

How wine consumption has changed in key countries from 2009 to now?

The landscape of global wine consumption has experienced a series of intriguing shifts since 2009 after financial crisis, marked by changes in top consuming countries and evolving trends. This article uses visualisation to show how world’s top wine countries have changed from 2009 till now using OIV data.

New RumChata

Cream liqueur RumChata is releasing a limited edition Pumpkin Spice flavor this fall. The Spirit of Gallo brand, made with Caribbean rum, Wisconsin cream, and Mexican spices, is launching Pumpkin Spice as the latest of its flavored offshoots, which additionally include Limon, Peppermint Bark, and Coconut Cream. “Consumers continue to respond to our focus on distinct, culturally relevant flavors, and Pumpkin Spice certainly hits those marks,” said Spirit of Gallo vice president Brandon Lieb. Like the rest of the RumChata line-up, Pumpkin Spice is at 13.75% abv and is available now, priced at $25 a 750-ml.

The Most Absurd Cocktail Names Throughout History

Inventing a cocktail is like having a kid. Conceiving it is the easy part. The challenges come later.

Italy’s 10 most-planted grape varieties

It is estimated that Italy has in excess of 500 indigenous wine grape varieties, and the country has also become a second home to many international ones too – but which are grown the most?

Is the Wine Industry in Trouble?

A few recent surveys suggest wine has lost its footing amongst drinkers

What’s the Difference Between Antique and Vintage Wine?

Here’s what a sommelier says about investing in aged wines.

The 5 Main Styles of Tequila (And How to Drink Them)

The finer details behind your blancos, reposados and añejos

The 5 Fastest Ways To Chill A Bottle Of Wine

You’ll never have to suffer through a lukewarm glass again.

How Mexico Became a Secret Bourbon Hub During Prohibition

Once Prohibition started, the saloon business in border towns like Juarez — where visitors to El Paso, Texas, could easily cross into the country by trolley — would boom.

Bargain Wines: Expert Tips for Finding High-Quality Vino at Budget-Friendly Prices

Follow this guide to score affordable wines without sacrificing quality.

Champagne is deeply French – but the English invented the bubbles

The story of a blind monk having an epiphany, accidentally happening upon the secret to effervescence, was seductive

Fireball is Heating Up the Holidays With Champagne-Inspired Fireball Dragnum

The new Fireball Dragnum will roll out starting mid-August.

With 8 AVAs across the state, the Texas wine industry is undeniably coming into its own

The establishment of these official growing areas (officially known as American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs) are a sign of how robust the wine scene in Texas is. And two more are in the works.

Inside the first liquor store to use Amazon’s cashierless technology

Now you can “Just Walk Out” — with a bottle of tequila.

New Line 39

California’s Line 39, part of the O’Neill Vintners & Distillers portfolio, has launched Organic, a new line of wines aimed at the “better for you” market segment. Line 39 Organic was created by winemaker Alyssa Reynolds and debuts with three releases—a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay, and a rosé—all sourced from organic grape growers in California. The line carries a suggested price of $15 a bottle and is now available in select locations across the U.S. Line 39 depleted 543,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

How Your Wine Bottle Doubles As A Ravioli Maker

Before you pour yourself a glass for dinner, consider using the bottom of your wine bottle as a makeshift ravioli press

Gene Edited Grapes Avoid Sulfites

A biotech company has created grapes without the gene that causes oxidation, aiming to overcome potential skepticism of gene-editing among winemakers who want to avoid using sulfites.

Beer could exert ‘greater effects than probiotics’ say scientists

Drinking beer in moderation could be good for your gut and immunity, stimulating microbiota diversity, according to a new nutritional review

Is Yeast Info on Labels Wine’s Next Great Debate?

Wine is full of nerdy topics, but none might be nerdier than yeast.

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

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