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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s an AVA and Why Should I Care?

California looks to outstanding vintage for 2023

Massachusetts Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Italy Authorities Increase Raids on Wineries

More than 200 violations of regulations and laws were found during controls by the Carabinieri anti-fraud unit.

When is the wine industry going to wake up to itself?

 In most countries, production is not increasing, so that over-supply must logically involve decreasing consumption

How wine and spirits producers are courting young beverage enthusiasts through the blockchain

The word “blockchain” may leave a sour taste in the mouths of skeptics, but beverage enthusiasts are drinking up the digital world and its far-reaching potential.

The Federal Trade Commission has asked a federal court to force Total Wine & More to comply with an ongoing antitrust investigation

Southern Glazer’s, the largest distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S., is being investigated for possible discriminatory practices in its sales to retailers such as Total Wine in violation of the Robinson-Patman Act, and whether it engaged in other unfair methods of competition under the FTC Act.

Yes, ChatGPT Plagiarizes Wine Blogs Too

It’s a brave new world, and we’re all trying to figure out how to make sure it doesn’t eat us alive.

The Ultimate Wine and Vape Pairing Guide

For millions of vape users across the world, combining your love of good wine with your favorite hobby creates the possibility for the ultimate flavor experience.

What a wine’s alcohol content can tell you about how it will taste

Does a higher alcohol content mean better wine?

The Right Way To Pair Wine With Italian Food, According To An Expert

What wine is supposed to be in our left hand when we’re holding a slice of pizza in our right?

6 Hacks You Need To Chill A Bottle Of Wine

Don’t fret; we’ve scoured the internet for the best wine-chilling hacks and tested each one.

Ice Wine: The Ultimate Explainer Guide

Heard about ice wine and are curious to know more? A sommelier explains everything you need to know.

Why Are So Many Wine Regions Dealing With Oversupply?

What’s leading to this global wine glut and can the wine industry course-correct?

How to Spit Wine Like a Pro

Among the least glamorous parts of wine tasting is figuring out when, where and how to spit.

Is the Definition of Wine Changing? The Push for ‘Low-Alcohol’ Wines Suggests So

Policy makers around the world continue to push for lowering alcohol consumption.

Single Malt vs. Blended Scotch: The Main Differences

Both are vital to the craft and industry of Scotch whisky production.

The Historic Reason Kentucky Is The Bourbon Hub Of The World

Kentucky produced 95% of the entire world’s supply of bourbon in 2022

How to Taste Whiskey Like a Pro: Our Advanced Guide

Trust me, it’s not that hard and it is always rewarding. Especially if you proceed with an open mind.

14 Wineries to Visit if You Want to Be an Expert in French Wine

The best trips to France are filled with wine — here’s where to go.

What your wine choice says about you on a first date

Everyone has ‘their type,’ or at least they think they do.

Do U.S. Consumers Really Want Ingredient And Nutrition Labeling On Wine?

Providing ingredient and nutrition labeling for wine and other alcoholic beverages has not traditionally been required by federal law in the United States.–nutrition-labeling-on-wine/?sh=76b6d12655b4

13 Tips You Should Know When Cooking With Sake

Sake is a taste experience on its own, but it can also be used as an ingredient in the kitchen that can lend a complex flavor to dishes

A Beginners Guide To The Wines Of The Russian River Valley AVA

The heart-shaped region of the Russian River Valley is roughly an hour outside San Francisco in Northern California wine country.

The Nearly Ultimate Guide to Spanish Wine: Everything You Actually Need to Know!

In this beginners guide, you can join me on a journey through the fascinating world of Spanish wines, exploring some of the different grape varieties, wine regions, and unique characteristics that make Spanish wines so special – and some of my very favorite in the world!

5 reasons this year’s harvest is making Sonoma and Napa county winemakers nervous

Harvest is always unpredictable, but this year’s extended harvest makes it even more so.

14 Must-Visit Italian Wineries for Fans of Chianti, Barolo, Pinot Grigio and More

Whether you’re looking for a guided tour, tasting, or a decadent lunch, there’s something for every kind of visitor.

The Best Wine To Serve With Apple Pie, According To An Expert

If you’re looking to pair this American staple with a nice glass of wine, you may be wondering: Should you go for a red to pair with the warm spices or a nice white to balance the apple?

Would you drink genetically modified beer?

If you’re living in the US, which has more relaxed regulations on GM foods than most countries,

What’s the Difference Between Column and Pot Stills?

These distillation methods produce spirits with noticeably different qualities. Read on for a basic primer.

Massachusetts Barking Up the Wrong Tree – No Changes Please!

 It is a case of a legislator (who receives sizable contributions, over $110K from the beverage alcohol wholesalers since taking office) dabbling in an industry that they may not fully understand and so have most likely been provided bad or inaccurate information by a single industry stakeholder when this legislation will affect many and should attract input from all members of the industry.

AB InBev sells less beer but makes more money

AB InBev has reported better-than-expected revenue in its third quarter, despite consumers buying less of its beer.

EU talks collapse allowing Australian Prosecco to trade

In 2009, Italy controversially renamed the Prosecco grape variety to Glera within the EU and registered Prosecco as a Geographical Indication (GI) in the EU. Since then, the EU has been engaged in a decade-long battle to establish Prosecco as a GI in global markets, including Australia.

Crisis Abruzzo: 70% average loss due to peronospora.

The average drop in production in the 2023 vintage in Abruzzo, he says, is 70 percent, with estimates exceeding 90 percent in some cases. The cause, as has been widely reported, was peronospora, downy mildew, a fungal disease that affects the vines after excessive rainfall.

New Bedford MA nip ban paused 9 months. Here’s why.

Fernandes said the potential losses to individual stores ranged from $300,000 or more to $15,000 to $20,000, based on annual sales

10 of the Weirdest Booze and Food Collabs in Recent History

Here are the 10 weirdest booze and food collabs in history

California looks to outstanding vintage for 2023

Californian wine producers are excited about the potential for the 2023 vintage with weather conditions this year leading to a bumper harvest.

Coravin founder wants to revolutionise the way wine is retailed

He managed to change the way somms serve wine in restaurants, and people drink wine at home, now Coravin founder Greg Lambrecht wants to revolutionise the way wine is sold in retail.

12 Mistakes You’re Making When Visiting A Brewery

Even if you’re a beer connoisseur and it’s not your first time inside one, every brewery offers something new to learn about its history and techniques, and again, you get to try the beer.

Your Favorite Import Beers, Now Brewed in the U.S.

With skyrocketing shipping costs and more than 9,000 breweries and taprooms, foreign breweries are ditching import status and producing beer stateside to better compete on freshness and price.

What’s an AVA and Why Should I Care?

The short answer is AVAs can help you figure out what type of wine you like and how to find more with similar characteristics.

AI in the Wine Industry – What does it look like?

So, does that mean AI is going to take all the jobs? No… but it could mean those who don’t embrace AI will be replaced with those who do. AI should complement, not replace people and traditional marketing.

Can interior design impact the taste of your wine?

Can interior design affect your perception and enjoyment of a glass of wine? A new study commissioned by Campo Viejo has revealed the answer to the question on every good host’s lips.

How Neurons Help Decipher Wine Aromas and Other Scents

Scientists unraveled how animals differentiate distinct scents, even those that seem remarkably similar

Samuel Adams Utopias returns: Super-strong beer illegal in 15 states available again

Boston Beer Company has again released its malty monster: Samuel Adams Utopias, which weighs in at 28 % alcohol by volume.

Matthew McConaughey Enters Super-Premium Tequila, Launching Pantalones Brand

Actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila have launched Pantalones Organic Tequila, a new venture co-founded with spirits entrepreneur Andrew Chrisomalis. Pantalones is made from 100% blue agave and is certified organic by the USDA. “The north star of the brand is to bring fun back to Tequila,” Chrisomalis, co-founder and executive chairman of Pantalones, told SND, adding that the expectation is to sell in the tens of thousands of cases the first year, with the ability to scale up quickly from there. Chrisomalis previously led Davos Brands (known for Aviation Gin) before it was acquired by Diageo for $610 million in 2020.

The super-premium Pantalones is launching with Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo Tequilas priced at $40, $45, and $50, respectively, produced at a certified organic distillery in Amatitán, Jalisco. All three releases are bottled at 40% abv. Pantalones Reposado is aged for nine months and the Añejo for 15. Initially, the brand will be available in five markets—Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada—with a national rollout planned for 2024.

The McConaugheys are owners and investors in the business, Chrisomalis noted, and “have been integral in virtually every aspect of the brand and the business in terms of the name Pantalones and in terms of the liquid,” he said. “We see it as upscale but at the same time a casual and relaxed brand.”

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