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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
September Will Be California Wine Month.
The range and diversity of California wine today are unprecedented.
We Pride Ourselves In Finding The Best Value/Tasting Wines From CA For You.
The Earthquake In Napa Left A lot Of Damage To Wineries.
Please Keep Them In Your Thoughts And Glass.
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Also A Group Started A Wine Bucket Challenge:
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Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Drink Beer Warm?
A closer look at leaving the stems in wine
This week I have been reading how wine stem use affects taste.
Here is an interesting read on the topic.
As you may have noticed, there have been an increasing amount of creative, extravagant cocktail garnishes popping up on drink menus this year.
Is Wine an Acquired Taste?
If you are brought up drinking wine do you like wine more?
Red Mountain microclimate makes for spectacular wines
Read about this unique area in Washington St
It Takes a Lot of Cow Skulls to Make Good Wine
Items used for biodynamic winemaking
HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF PURPLE WINE STAINED TEETH
Tips on dental care when drinking wine
Problems with wine by the glass?
Issues with ordering wine by the glass.
Always ask “when was it opened”
A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs
With direct shipping now legal in MA you have choices.
Good read on club options.
“It’s my humble opinion that getting to know your local wine retailer and shopping regularly is the best way to learn about new wines”
The business of Washington wine is bigger than you think
Did you know?
The percentage of Washington wines that Wine Spectator has rated 90 or above is higher than for any other region, including France and California.
Hit me with your best shots: Premixed cocktails hit Boston packies
The cocktail shooters come in four flavors: Vodka Cucumber Lime, Vodka Kamikaze, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit and Tequila Cinnamon Orange. A single-flavor three-pack costs $7.99.
Should Beer Be Served Cold?
A general rule to follow is this: the lighter the flavor of the beer, the cooler it may be served.
Pumpkin beers aplenty already this season
The great pumpkin invasion has begun — already.
Mexico’s Montejo Beer Debuts in United States
Fernando Valenzuela throws out first pitch for Montejo beer at Dodger Stadium
Big Wine and crowdsourcing
New trend for big wineries.
Learn about crowdsourcing and how you can take part
Wine Gelée Makes A Perfect Dessert For All Seasons
Jellied Wine With Summer Fruit
How Julia Child And Cookbooks Taught Us About Wine
Child coaches readers, providing the detail they need to choose a wine, use it in cooking and serve it with meals
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Oregon Wine Country
Interesting facts about Oregon’s wine country about which even its hard-core wine buffs may not be aware.
Most wineries not insured for quake losses
most are not insured for quake damage
If so, you may be entitled to take part in a consumer class action to get your money back!
Every State in the USA, Ranked by Beer
Each state ranked by the beers in it
TOP 10 FUNNY SPIRITS NAMES
These suggestive, outlandish, tongue-in-cheek and quirky brands included in our list of the top 10 funny spirits names are sure to prompt a chuckle or two.
TOP 10 BIZARRE ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS
Ever heard about the drunken bear who massacred the owner of a Russian pub, or the King who went up in flames wrapped in a brandy-soaked linen?
ONE JOB IN BEER SUPPORTS 45 IN OTHER INDUSTRIES
Earthquake Proof Your Wine
Wine Folly Blog with tips and ideas
Here Are The Rules To Buying Alcohol In Each State’s Grocery Stores
Maps for Beer,Wine And Liquor In Each State.
Also Where To Buy On Sundays
Texan brewery unveils 99-pack of beer
Beer fans rejoice: a Texan brewery is selling packs of beer with an eyebrow-raising 99 cans each
Four new books for beer lovers
Ready for some lessons about a favorite beverage? New textbooks will keep you engaged.
A Beginner’s Guide to German Wine
A fifth of all of the wine grapes planted in Germany are Riesling
Why You Should Know Where Your Wine Grows
Interesting read from Wine Folly
Fall’s 5 Craziest Cocktail Trends
Fall season’s most provocative new drinks
New Sam Adams Beer
Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams is debuting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, a Belgian ale aged in Hungarian oak tuns for more than a year. Through November, the craft offering will be available on draft in select U.S. cities. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is brewed with wild yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus for a spicy, fruity flavor with hints of oak and vanilla, according to the company. The ale was also blended into the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection series of Belgian brews. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru will be available on tap in a “tasting tour” that will hit select locations in Boston, New York, Denver, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and another city to be voted on by craft beer lovers across the country.
The ancient origins of beer
The exact origins of beer will forever be a mystery.
DEADLY WINEMAKING SNAKES ESCAPE IN CHINA
Chaos erupted in China when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into a city.
Shock Top adds limited edition banana wheat beer
Shock Top has expanded once again to include a new limited edition beer: Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat.
Tim Gaiser Blog on Wine tasting
Pop Cap Bottle Openers: An Eye Catching Way to Open Your Beer
Simply place the Pop Cap over the bottle, press down firmly on the cylinder and voila! Off comes the cap!
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