Liquor Industry News/Links
By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*
This Week Franklin Liquors Has Expanded Its Wine Education Program.
We Are Now Partnered With The Town Of Medway Adult Education .
Along With Our Franklin Classes We Will Be Doing Fall Medway Classes.
Are You Looking For A Personal/Group Wine Event?
We Have The Areas Only Wine Education/Tasting Room.
Now Teaching Technology Based Wine Tasting Using Quini
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Early Sunday Openings
Direct Wine Shipping Coming To MA
Wine Blog Awards
Updates On MA Wine Direct Shipment
Massachusetts has approved direct-shipping for both in- and out-of-state wineries along with its 2015 budget, which was signed Friday by governor Deval Patrick. As of January 1, 2015, wineries may apply for a direct shipping permit that costs an initial $300 and can be renewed annually for $150. Licensed wineries will then be able to ship 12 nine-liter cases per purchaser per calendar year. Massachusetts has been one of the most important wine-consuming markets to remain a holdout on direct shipping. In terms of per-capita consumption, it ranks third after Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire, at nearly 6 gallons annually, according to Impact Databank. Advocacy group American Wine Consumer Coalition has pointed out that the new law still leaves significant restrictions on direct-shipping, including the barring of foreign-produced wines and shipments directly from retailers.
Mass. Wine Lovers to Order Straight from Vineyard
Drew Bledsoe will be happy. You will soon be able to have wine shipped to you in MA
Hidden Loophole in MA Wine Shipping
What you still cant get shipped to you. BIG List.
WHAT WE REALLY TASTE WHEN WE DRINK WINE
Studies on how price and label shape affect you wine opinions
We Stock many of both types.
DUNG-SMOKED BEER TO HIT US SHELVES
An Icelandic brewery is preparing to launch a sheep dung-smoked IPA in the US.
Apple, grapefruit, margarita — what’s driving beer’s new flavours?
In a bid to win over young drinkers and consumers tired of the same old offerings, major breweries are experimenting more than ever with beer flavours
Elasticity Of Corks
Coravin wine gadget founder video explaining how temperature and age affect
Wine cork seals
2015 Wine Blog Awards Winners
This years winners, always great wine educational reading
Expert Tips for Using Ice
I laughed when I read this as the Certified Specialist Of Spirits CSS
Exam I took actually had ice questions
Orange You Glad It’s Not Rosé: The Latest Wine Craze Isn’t Pink
Learn about what “orange’ wines are
TOP 10 COOLEST HIGH-TECH BAR GADGETS
From centrifuges and carbonators, to evaporators and liquid nitrogen, you may be forgiven for confusing the tools of some of the world’s best bars with those of a mad scientist.
Discerning Drinkers Guide to Low Calorie Wine
Wine Folly blog about calories in wine styles
Look out Napa: 5 up and coming wine regions
Two out of the 5 are hard to find in MA
7 Wine-Based Beverages to Test Out at Home
Wine cocktails NOT Sangrias
Five ways to shake wine shopping intimidation
Great advice on how important a relationship is with wine store.
Answers to pressing questions about wine enjoyment
Questions on glass type, corked and screw caps answered
MA State Senate passes bill permitting earlier liquor sales on Sunday
Another Blue Law gong away. We will open at 10am soon. Good For Pats Games!
Spice Up Cocktail Hour With Herbal Vodkas
Ever want to know what to mix with herbal vodkas?
New Ciroc Flavor
Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed
Maine brewery has secret ingredient
The 50+ most influential wine peeps on social media
Interesting list of most influential wine entities on the net as at July 14th 2014.
LEGAL DEFINITION WOULD ‘NOT BENEFIT’ CRAFT SPIRITS
Currently, there is no government-enforced definition for craft spirits,
MAN BUILDS ‘SHED’ OUT OF 5,000 WINE BOTTLES
Thought you drank a lot of wine??
IS GINGER THE NEW BLACK? GINGER-FLAVORED BEERS SNEAK INTO SUMMERTIME
Review of some ginger flavored beers
DEATH OF THE 100 POINT SCALE?
Interesting read on wine rating system. Exactly why we have supported education/tastings with the new Quini System
Do sulfites in wine give me a headache?
Another read on headaches and wine.
In the majority of cases, the cause is something else
21: Science’s limit on the drinking age
Some say law makes drinking more appealing to teens
Interesting reading on drinking age
How to Buy the Best Wine on a Budget
Three great tips on how to buy great wine on a budget
Love the first two tips:
Shop local wine merchant as they are passionate about wines they stock..US!
Sample wines before you buy…we have a wine dispenser!
How to Taste Sparkling Wine Like a Pro
A guide to sparkling wines
Making 10% returns a year… by buying more wine
Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century according to a recent study, and returns are accelerating – but how do you actually invest in it and is it a realistic option?
HOME ALCOHOL VAPORISING SYSTEM LAUNCHES
I have seen this in the past. Here is another version of it.
9 Celebrity-Owned Booze Brands
Alcohol brands that are backed by stars
Yuengling suffering Boston beer bruise
An update on how this PA beer is doing in MA
Cloudy Bay Introduces Te Wahi – First New Product in Almost 20 Years!
New Pinot Noir
A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison
Of coarse the article mentions how prisoners in MA do it!
This week “Malibu Coast” becomes an AVA
Two previously established AVAs – Malibu-Newton Canyon and Saddle Rock-Malibu – will lie within this new one.
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