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Vertical Wine Tastings

Vertical tastings consist of tasting the same wine, which consists of the same winery, vineyard designation, and varietal from several years. You can create your collection of wines for vertical tastings by collecting the same wine as it is released each year. The bottle should be stored until a minimum of three vintages are represented. On the other hand, you can purchase the bottles from a winery that contains multiple vintages of a particular wine. Source: Tri-City Herald, December...

The Future of Hard Seltzer in 2023

A new report from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis reveals that 55% of alcohol consumers in the U.S. drink hard seltzers at least once a week. The study defines, examines, and quantifies the size of the hard seltzer category as a whole. While hard seltzer appeals to the younger crowd of consumers, the category reaches all ages, as well as demographics. The current share of hard seltzer e-commerce sales is 0.8%; however, more and more consumers continue to purchase these products online. ISWR estimates e-commerce sales to increase to approximately 2%. IWSR predicts that the hard seltzer category will triple by 2023, to reach more than 281 million cases. Source: IWSR, December...

The Success of Rosé: Marketing Strategies and Packaging Innovation

Rosé remains one of the most influential trends within the category of wine. Many brands have changed their marketing strategies to appeal to both males and females due to rosé’s success as a gender-neutral beverage. The pink-colored wine appeals to consumers due to its affordability, as well as it’s light and sweet flavor. On the other hand, rosé’s packaging innovation appeals to occasion-based drinkers, such as those who attend outdoor sporting events and music festivals. Alcohol categories can use the success of rosé to boost their brands. Source: IWSR, December...

Traditional vs. Flat-Shaped Wine Bottles

An environmentally-friendly wine bottle has created an impactful advancement in the wine industry, as well as wine packaging as a whole. The newly created wine bottle is flat compared to circular-shaped bottles, made from recycled plastic, and “87% lighter than a normal wine bottle,” according to Forbes. The bottle design is lighter, requires less shelving space, and is cheaper to deliver due to no risk of breakage. Compared to the traditional wine bottle, the flat-shaped bottle cuts emissions by 60% in regards to transportation. Source: Forbes, December...

Direct-to-Consumer: Wine Purchasing

The United States of America is known for the three-tier system concerning alcohol distribution, which are importers, distributors, and retailers. However, direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping changes this by removing the middlemen involved. There are currently 45 states in the U.S. that permit DTC shipping of wine. The states involved require all DTC shippers to register their product labels, pay taxes, check IDs, as well as get licensed. Source: Wine Searcher, November...

Aging Wine in Concrete

Concrete is a semi-porous substance, which allows for micro-oxygenation and does not impact the wine’s aromas, as well as its flavors. Concrete shaped eggs are beneficial to wine aging in numerous ways. Benefits include temperature regulation, as well as the suspension of leftover yeast due to fermentation leading to a softer acidity in the wine. The leftover yeast creates an enhanced richness in flavor and texture for wines, which helps with the overall stability and age of finished wine. Source: Barrons, November...