Beer festivals have been keeping discerning drinkers refreshed and entertained for decades. Of course, with an array of street food, live music, and competitions, there is more to beer festivals than drinking. However, sampling an exquisite range of beverages is the big attraction and people are often willing to travel far for the experience.
If you are just getting into the hobby of collecting and tasting wine, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. After all, there is so very much to learn, from buying wine to storing it. Nothing, though, is as important as learning to judge a wine.
Bad wines taste, well, bad. If you think about what makes the wine taste bad, often you may detect vinegar-like or astringent flavors. You may also notice a strange texture or mouthfeel. Typically, however, bad wines will not make you sick.
Give a Toast to Summer with These 3 Light Bodied Wines.
During winter, we often serve oaked wines and full-bodied reds. These types of wines pair best with the heavier dishes served during colder weather, like stews and casseroles.
Wine tastings are a fascinating experience, full of new flavors, faces, and information. But for first-timers and the newly initiated, wine room etiquette can also be confusing and intimidating. By sticking to the basic tips below, even the most inexperienced aficionado can attend a tasting with confidence.
Whiskey has boomed over the past five years, holding steady at a 15% share of total sales on Drizly since 2017. This has continued even throughout the pandemic. The volume of whiskey sold in the U.S. grew 4.9 percent in 2020, retail dollar sales of straight American whiskey in the United States amounted to approximately 9.4 billion U.S. dollars, while retail sales of blended American whiskey exceeded the one-billion-dollar mark.
In 2021, the sales volume of whiskey in the United States amounted to 76 million 9-liter cases. The number of cases sold has increased with each consecutive year since 2010.
U.S. wine exports grew by 10.6% in value last year, resulting in $1.44 billion in total revenue according to data announced by Wine Institute. California wine represents 95% of all exported wine. Wine Institute compiles its report with information from Trade Data Monitor and the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed the largest jump in exports since 2013 when the U.S. wine export market grew by 16.2%.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, released a new report today on competition in the markets for beer, wine, and spirits. It contains a series of recommendations to better level the playing field for small businesses and new marketplace entrants by enforcing existing laws that promote competition and modernizing outdated alcohol regulations.
The volume of the U.S. beverage market totals 202 billion liters of liquid. Alcohol is responsible for 16.5% of total beverage volume. The alcoholic beverage market is over 80% attributed to malt beverages with wine and spirits products splitting the remaining 20%. Distilled spirits make up around 7% of the sales of alcoholic beverages. The largest sub-category of spirits is vodka with 34% of cases sold, followed by whiskey with 24% and miscellaneous specialty spirits at 12%. Wines make up around 11% of the alcoholic beverage market. 71% of the cases sold are domestically produced wines and 19% are imported wines. Champagnes and sparkling wines make up around 7% of the wine volume.