Liquor Industry News/Links 7-26-14

July 26, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-26-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

This Week Franklin Liquors Has More Exciting Wine Education News.

We Have Partnered With Michèle Meagher A Food/Wine Blogger.

http://www.micheleuncorked.com

Look For Our Combined Food And Wine Articles/Adventures Soon!

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Take Care

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Food Wine Pairings

New Sunday Opening

New CA Wine Education Law

Patriots Suing Bacardi

 

Liquor sales to be allowed 2 hours earlier on Sundays following Gov. Deval Patrick’s approval

Now Local Towns must approve

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/liquor_sales_to_be_allowed_2_h.html

  

7 Ways to Make Bad Wine Drinkable

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Always read about penny trick never tried it.

http://time.com/3005754/7-ways-to-make-bad-wine-drinkable/

Wine-flavored cotton candy

Order from a candy shop in Des Moines, Iowa

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http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/salivation-army/thank-internet-kindle-unlimited-wine-flavored-cotton-candy/

American Gins Go Their Own Way

A new wave of New World gins is delivering flavors the Queen Mother never dreamed of

http://online.wsj.com/articles/american-gins-go-their-own-way-1405711255

Patriots suing Bacardi after rum maker walks away from deal

Bacardi deal fell threw

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/18/patriots-suing-bacardi-after-rum-maker-walks-away-from-business-deal/IOguGQVoe5QTwHPzN4n2UM/story.html

Mixing booze with energy drinks makes you want more alcohol, study finds

New Australian study

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http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2014/07/18/mixing_booze_with_energy_drinks_makes_you_want_to_drink_more_study_finds.html

Wine prices and the small specialty stores

Great article on price and selection differences between box stores and

Small stores like ours.

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-prices-and-the-small-specialty-stores/2014/07/16/c4739b30-0b97-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html?tid=hpModule_1f58c93a-8a7a-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

 

Age doesn’t matter when it comes to whiskey

Quality not aging

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/101850447#.

BEER DOES THE BODY GOOD?

5 reasons why ordering a beer isn’t always an unhealthy option

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-drink/beer-does-the-body-good

The Miraculous Nose

Tim Gaiser blog on how powerful our sense of smell is

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/the-miraculous-nose?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

The Two Faces of Soave

Tasting Italian Soaves

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/dining/tasting-italian-soaves.html?ref=dining&_r=0

Suddenly, more wines contain cobalt

Interesting study on something new being found in wines.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/07/suddenly-more-wines-contain-cobalt.html

 

JOHN WAYNE BOURBON IN TRADEMARK DISPUTE

The descendants of American actor John Wayne are locked in a legal battle with Duke University over the launch of a new Bourbon brand called Duke, the late movie star’s nickname.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/john-wayne-bourbon-in-trademark-dispute/?article-source=newsletter&source=218&date=2014-07-22

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

The quality of corks is in decline

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http://www.livescience.com/46901-wine-cork-quality-decreasing.html

New law allows California students to taste wine

College students under the age of 21 will be allowed to drink alcohol in class, as long as they’re enrolled in a beer brewing or winemaking program and they refrain from swallowing,

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/New-law-allows-California-students-to-taste-wine-5636628.php

Wine firms must be consumer-centric to win new generation of drinkers

How the “Big” guys use research to build brands

http://www.harpers.co.uk/campaigns/get-engaged/wine-firms-must-be-consumer-centric-to-win-new-generation-of-drinkers/369689.article?redirCanon=1

11 Canned Foods You Can Serve, Proudly, With Wine

Canned food and wine pairings

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http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2014/07/delicious-canned-fish-and-wine-pairings

 

HAHN REDIRECTS BRAND-BUILDING PROWESS

An update on Hahn Winery, What was sold off and new high end line.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/hahn-redirects-brand-building-prowess/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

The Koolernaut will tell you the perfect temperature for your beer

I love new gadgets!

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2112075052/koolernaut-digital-beverage-insulator-and-chiller

I’m looking California, and feeling Minnesota…

Wine blog about the CWAS program SF Wine School Offers

http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/16836#.U86VS1YVzOy

Patrón launches a trio of tahona-only tequilas

rarely practiced – process that starts with a tahona, a giant two-tonne stone wheel hand-carved from volcanic rock (roca), that slowly crushes the cooked agave to break the bonds of fibre and release the rich agave juice.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15542-patr-n-launches-a-trio-of-tahona-only-tequilas.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_July_22&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

Cool Off This Summer with Wine Popsicles

Many recipe’s

http://missouriwine.org/blog_cool-off-this-summer-with-wine-popsicles/

Wine Pairing Rules Worth Breaking

4 Tips on food and wine pairing. Tip 4 ask the wine shop.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/wine-pairing-rules-worth-breaking.html

TIGER BONES USED TO BREW WINE IN CHINA

China’s black market trade in tiger bones for the production of tiger ‘wine’ is thriving, despite an official ban.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/tiger-bones-used-to-brew-wine-in-china/

Putting Black Box Wine To The Taste Test

Review on how they taste and how long they last

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http://chicagoist.com/2014/07/22/putting_black_box_wine_to_the_taste.php

Caught on camera: Man burnt by bartender making flaming cocktail

Watch the crazy video

http://news.asiaone.com/news/soshiok/caught-camera-man-burnt-bartender-making-flaming-cocktail

 

‘Star Trek’-themed beer

Klingon Warnog is an official Star Trek beerT

http://federationofbeer.com/page/9/Warnog.html

 

Can’t remember Which Beer to Drink? Have No Fear Beer Pad is Here!

an app that allows users to take pictures of their beer and record information about.

http://www.148apps.com/news/remember-beer-drink-fear-beer-pad/

The Coolest Beer Cooler We’ve Ever Seen

The Kickstarter project for “The Coolest” cooler has raised over $6 million so far

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http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/07/22/the-coolest-beer-cooler-weve-ever-seen

ALCOHOL FOUND TO IMPROVE SENSE OF SMELL

A modest amount of alcohol can improve your sense of smell, a recent study has concluded.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/alcohol-found-to-improve-sense-of-smell/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

HOMER SIMPSON WINE DESIGN UNVEILED

Two Russian designers have unveiled their latest work – a pair of wine bottles inspired by Homer and Marge Simpson.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/homer-simpson-wine-design-unveiled/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

CANADA LAUNCHES ONLINE WINE DIRECTORY

Complete listing of wineries in Canada coming soon!

http://www.canadianvintners.com/?p=677

Poolside Popsicle Cocktails

If you love popsicles and love cocktails, there’s nothing better than these easy-to-make treats to have on-hand poolside at your next summer gathering!

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/poolside-popsicle-cocktails/

KENTUCKY BOURBON STOCKS RETURN TO 1970S LEVELS

Stocks of Bourbon currently maturing in Kentucky have returned to their highest level since 1977 as producers forecast increasing demand for the whiskey.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/kentucky-bourbon-stocks-return-to-1970s-levels/?article-source=newsletter&source=220&date=2014-07-23

Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery

Great info on One of California’s historic winemaking regions

http://vinousmedia.com/articles/santa-barbara-the-thrill-of-discovery-jul-2014?utm_source=Vinous+Update+Email+List+%28Non-Subscribers%29&utm_campaign=d40330ab24-vinousupdate_2014_7_22_nm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_965624e71b-d40330ab24-23975861

Is That MegaPurple, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Very graphic and opinionated wine blogger.

Stance on “no good wine under $20”

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Review of additives in wines

http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-that-megapurple-or-are-you-just.html

4 Sensational Hot Dog & Beer Pairings

All beers less than $10 a six pack

http://nbwa.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1005b559db1c694e45edf48b1&id=7aff2dbcc0&e=89b9c026e1

Why the FDA’s Spent Grain Policy Nearly Raised the Cost of Your Beer

Did you know brewers sell their spent grain?

http://modernfarmer.com/2014/07/great-spent-grain-debacle/?omhide=true&utm_source=Modern+Farmer+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6a254fc78a-Weekly_11_1511_15_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e8a89c7e43-6a254fc78a-75543437

Coro Mendocino Releases Iconic Ultra-Premium 2011 Vintage

I have never had any luck locating Coro Mendocino blends In MA

Read all about what makes it a special wine.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12028957.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

What does “manipulation” of wine mean to you?

Interesting blog on “things” added to wines

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/07/what-does-manipulation-of-wine-mean-to.html

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS (AVA)

Good info on AVA stats

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/fascinating-facts-american-viticultural-areas-ava/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-19-14

July 19, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-19-14

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.

http://www.franklinliquors.com/WINEEDUCATION.htm

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Now Teaching Technology Based Wine Tasting Using Quini

www.quiniwine.com

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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.

Read More:

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

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/07/12/mass-wine-lovers-will-able-order-straight-from-the-vineyard/JKMr0PpBSePHeINNsgTG2K/story.html

Hidden Loophole in MA Wine Shipping

What you still cant get shipped to you. BIG List.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hidden-loophole-wine-shipping-bill-190100266.html

WHAT WE REALLY TASTE WHEN WE DRINK WINE

Studies on how price and label shape affect you wine opinions

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/07/what-we-really-taste-when-we-drink-wine.html

Organic wine vs. biodynamic wine, what is the difference?

We Stock many of both types.

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http://blog.uvinum.com/organic-wine-vs-biodynamic-wine-what-is-the-differencer-2354897

DUNG-SMOKED BEER TO HIT US SHELVES

An Icelandic brewery is preparing to launch a sheep dung-smoked IPA in the US.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/dung-smoked-beer-to-hit-us-shelves/

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

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http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4630293-apple-grapefruit-margarita-what-s-driving-beer-s-new-flavours-/

Elasticity Of Corks

Coravin wine gadget founder video explaining how temperature and age affect

Wine cork seals

http://youtu.be/5anMpy7JXJc

2015 Wine Blog Awards Winners

This years winners, always great wine educational reading

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http://winebloggersconference.org/from-the-organizers/2015-wine-blog-awards-winners/

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

http://www.winemag.com/August-2014/Ice-Rage/index.php/cparticle/1

Orange You Glad It’s Not Rosé: The Latest Wine Craze Isn’t Pink

Learn about what “orange’ wines are

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http://modernfarmer.com/2014/07/orange-glad-rose/

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.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-coolest-high-tech-bar-gadgets/?article-source=newsletter&source=214&date=2014-07-16

Discerning Drinkers Guide to Low Calorie Wine

Wine Folly blog about calories in wine styles

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/guide-to-low-calorie-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d4916c2f6c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d4916c2f6c-62472929&mc_cid=d4916c2f6c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Look out Napa: 5 up and coming wine regions

Two out of the 5 are hard to find in MA

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/07/15/5-wine-districts-that-could-be-next-napa/

7 Wine-Based Beverages to Test Out at Home

Wine cocktails NOT Sangrias

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http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/cocktail-hour-7-wine-based-beverages-to-test-out-at-home.html/?a=viewall

Five ways to shake wine shopping intimidation

Great advice on how important a relationship is with wine store.

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/five-ways-to-shake-wine-shopping-intimidation/Content?oid=4955677

Answers to pressing questions about wine enjoyment

Questions on glass type, corked and screw caps answered

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/16/wine-answers-to-pressing-questions-about-wine-enjoyment/

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!

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/07/state_senate_passes_bill_permi.html

Spice Up Cocktail Hour With Herbal Vodkas

Ever want to know what to mix with herbal vodkas?

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/spice-up-cocktail-hour-with-herbal-vodkas/Content?oid=3151594

New Ciroc Flavor

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Maine brewery has secret ingredient

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/16/331423345/craft-beer-reaches-new-depths-as-mainers-brew-a-batch-from-seaweed

The 50+ most influential wine peeps on social media

Interesting list of most influential wine entities on the net as at July 14th 2014.

http://thewinewankers.com.au/2014/07/14/the-50-most-influential-wine-entities-on-social-media-2/

LEGAL DEFINITION WOULD ‘NOT BENEFIT’ CRAFT SPIRITS

Currently, there is no government-enforced definition for craft spirits,

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/legal-definition-would-not-benefit-craft-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=214&date=2014-07-16

MAN BUILDS ‘SHED’ OUT OF 5,000 WINE BOTTLES

Thought you drank a lot of wine??

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/man-builds-shed-out-of-5000-wine-bottles/?article-source=newsletter&source=924&date=2014-07-16

IS GINGER THE NEW BLACK? GINGER-FLAVORED BEERS SNEAK INTO SUMMERTIME

Review of some ginger flavored beers

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http://mainetoday.com/blog/the-beer-babe/ginger-new-black/

DEATH OF THE 100 POINT SCALE?

Interesting read on wine rating system. Exactly why we have supported education/tastings with the new Quini System

https://grapecollective.com/articles/death-of-the-100-point-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

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/do-sulfites-wine-give-me-headache

21: Science’s limit on the drinking age

Some say law makes drinking more appealing to teens

Interesting reading on drinking age

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/health/science-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!

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Sample wines before you buy…we have a wine dispenser!

http://youtu.be/-AjfZKc-h_0?list=PLcpoB2VESJmeFQTZg24Uovr1qz7bGtCkX

How to Taste Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

A guide to sparkling wines

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/how-to-taste-sparkling-wi_b_5592940.html

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?

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/fine-wine-investing-making-10-returns-a-year-114108663.html

HOME ALCOHOL VAPORISING SYSTEM LAUNCHES

I have seen this in the past. Here is another version of it.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/home-alcohol-vapourising-system-launches/

9 Celebrity-Owned Booze Brands

Alcohol brands that are backed by stars

http://hauteliving.com/2014/07/celebrity-alcohol-brands/507889/

Yuengling suffering Boston beer bruise

An update on how this PA beer is doing in MA

http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/07/yuengling_suffering_boston_beer_bruise

Cloudy Bay Introduces Te Wahi – First New Product in Almost 20 Years!

New Pinot Noir

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Wine-detail/cloudy-bay-introduces-te-wahi-first-new-product-in-almost-20-years/

A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison

Of coarse the article mentions how prisoners in MA do it!

http://punchdrink.com/articles/a-handy-guide-to-drinking-in-prison/

This week “Malibu Coast” becomes an AVA

Two previously established AVAs – Malibu-Newton Canyon and Saddle Rock-Malibu – will lie within this new one.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=136000

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-12-14

July 12, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-12-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Summer.

July 4th Has Passed And The Summer Seasonal Beers Are Running Out Already.

One Beer That Is In Stock Is The Hard To Find

Narraganett Del’s Lemonade!

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Take Care

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Local Industry News

Beer Industry News

 

Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

Legislation creating permit system needs governor’s signature

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/03/online-wine-could-finally-come-mass-drinkers/vhFIuvA6TWUWDMEjwIZnBN/story.html

Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider

Interesting read on Natural wines.

http://www.newsweek.com/why-natural-wine-tastes-worse-putrid-cider-257281

Drinking beer could be good for you, research suggests

New study on all the good things beer can do for you.

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http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/health6874.html

Avalon first in US to use Select Bio closure

The Somona County-based winery will be the first in the US to use the new plant-based, zero carbon footprint wine closure. Always in Stock!

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15506-avalon-first-in-us-to-use-select-bio-closure.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_July_08&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

New branding for Ménage à Trois Midnight

Ménage à Trois Midnight 2012 is a 13.65%abv dark red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot that offers a more voluptuous flavour experience from the core Ménage à Trois Red Blend, a the top selling wine in the US. The California appellations in Midnight are North Coast, Central Coast and Lodi.

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Highland Park unveils its Dark Origins

Highland Park has added a new expression called Dark Origins to its core range of single malt Scotch whiskies.

Dark Origins, a 46%abv non-chill filtered single malt, will start to appear on shelves in July and roll out internationally throughout autumn 2014.

It uses twice as many first fill sherry casks than in the classic Highland Park 12 year old resulting in a naturally darker, richer flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and signature sweet smoke of the Orcadian whisky. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries not using distiller’s caramel and so Dark Origins takes its natural colour from the interaction between spirit and cask.

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No 4 or 5 tastes: there are over 20

Interesting read on wine tastes. So much for only 5 basic tastes

http://blog.uvinum.com/no-4-or-5-tastes-there-are-over-20-2352118

101 Best Wineries in America

Shining a spotlight everywhere in the U.S. that great wines are being made-Slideshow

http://www.thedailymeal.com/america-s-101-best-wineries

Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption

New study Americans are drinking less beer, but more wine and spirits.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/anatomy-of-american-alcohol-consumption-1522/

Update On Patriot Place

Tastings is gone BUT bowling and painting while you drink coming

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/liquor-license-bill-gains-support/article_b52a18b6-eb94-5b9f-adda-c1f96174abd0.html

THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING WORLD WHISKY BRANDS

Slide show of the top brands

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/the-worlds-best-selling-world-whisky-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=208&date=2014-07-08

New GREY GOOSE VX

The 40% abv expression, which is packaged in a decanter reminiscent of a Cognac bottle, is described as having notes of white fruit blossom, honeysuckle and violets, and is recommended to be drunk neat or on the rocks.

The new travel retail exclusive contains Cognac created from grapes from the Grande Champagne cru.

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Doctor prescribes two glasses of wine a day to 10,000 patients to prevent heart attacks

cardiologist claims the antioxidants in the drink have slashed the risk of a second heart attack in his patients by half and cut the risk of a stroke by 20%.

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2000127282/doctor-prescribes-two-glasses-of-wine-a-day-to-10-000-patients-to-prevent-heart-attacks

Does Wine Make You Fat?

Tips on how to stay healthy and drink wine

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Shiner Beer arrives in Massachusetts

Boston was the largest city in the U.S. where Shiner Beers weren’t available. That changes soon.

http://beerpulse.com/2014/07/shiner-beer-arrives-in-massachusetts-with-seven-distributors-3315/

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD WORLD WINES AND NEW WORLD WINES

Great guide comparing and explaining old vs new world

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/understanding-difference-old-new-world-wines/

Demand For Light Beer Is Collapsing

Light beers are out craft beers are in

http://www.businessinsider.com/light-beer-demand-slows-in-america-2014-7

Beer Is Better Than Wine for the American Worker

On average, U.S. breweries paid higher salaries and benefits than wineries did

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-08/beer-is-better-than-wine-for-the-american-worker

Deer Crashes Through Weymouth MA Liquor Store

Watch the crazy video of a deer in liquor store

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/09/deer-crashes-through-weymouth-liquor-store/

BEER EXPERTS SELECT THE 17 BEST SUMMER BEERS

Experts pick summer beers

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-summer-beers-summer-seasonals

Five Over-The-Top Bloody Marys

Bloody Mary Fans Check These Out!

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Top_Fives-detail/five-over-the-top-bloody-marys/

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has debuted Town Beach Imperial IPA, the fifth installment in its Private Stock series of 22-ounce limited edition offerings. The summer brew features pale and German Pilsner malts with Nugget, Chinook, Northern Brewer and Hallertau hops as a nod to the six German-American founders of the brewery in 1890. The 8.1%-abv IPA carries a label that’s reminiscent of the early 20th century packaging on Narragansett beers. The Private Stock series launched in December 2012 and has included Imperial Russian Stout, Imperial Black Steam, Imperial IPA and Imperial Bohemian Pilsner. Town Beach Imperial IPA retails for $5.99 a 22-ounce bottle and is available throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

 

French Wine Vintage Chart & Harvest Reports

Great Chart From French Wine Society

http://www.frenchwinesociety.org/vintage-charts/french-wine-vintage-chart-harvest-reports-dp2?lang=en

New Three Olives Flavor

Three Olives has introduced its newest flavor, Jacked Apple. The new vodka combines the flavors of ripe red apple and cinnamon spice, according to the company. Jacked Apple will be available in 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter sizes. The vodka has a suggested retail price of $21.00 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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Beer industry hits milestone not seen in more than 100 years

total number of breweries in operation at the end of June has topped the 3,000 mark.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101827293

Beer Distribution Explained With Cartoons

Watch A cartoon video to understand what keeps you from getting some of your favorite beers in your state.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/07/beer-distribution-explained-with-cartoons.html

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-5-14

July 5, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-5-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Happy July 4th Weekend

This Week Our Quini Wine Tasting Was On Front Page Of Local Paper:

http://www.localtownpages.com/sites/default/files/newspaperpdf/2014_07_franklin.pdf

Also Featured On The Quini Blog:

http://blog.quiniwine.com/2014/franklin-localtownpages-franklin-wine-club-first-in-country-to-use-new-app/

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From Our Family To You And Yours Have A Safe July 4th Weekend!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Support You Local Store

Pumpkin Beer In July

Liquor License Power Stays With Towns

World Cup Wine

 

BBQ Wine Pairings

How To Pick A Wine To Match Any Kind Of Southern Barbecue Style

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http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive/bbq-wine-pairings.html

AMERICAN CRAFT BEER’S GUIDE TO FOURTH OF JULY BREWS

Beer selections for the 4th

http://americancraftbeer.com/item/american-craft-beer-s-guide-to-fourth-of-july-brews.html

Flaming cocktails are a fiery sip this Fourth of July

NYC mixologists are lighting spirits on fire at places like Night of Joy, Evelyn Drinkery, The Butterfly, Burning Waters Cantina, and American Cut

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/flaming-cocktails-fiery-sip-fourth-july-article-1.1842721

Wine ideas for 4th celebrations

More July 4th Food And Wine Pairings:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140703/LIFESTYLE05/307030017/0/lifestyle08/Wine-ideas-4th-celebrations

TOP 10 WINES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Suggestions for wines to celebrate the 4th

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-wines-for-the-4th-of-july/?article-source=newsletter&source=915&date=2014-07-04

2014 California State Fair wine winners

Nice database search to find the winners. We stock many of the wines!

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/27/6518520/california-2014-state-fair-wine.html

Dentists Offer Free Wine to Take the Edge Off Visits

I will take a nice Cabernet with that root canal please! Only in NY

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140630/nolita/dentists-offer-free-wine-take-edge-off-visits

Paso Wine iPhone App Now Available on Apple App Store

All about Paso wine on an App

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/pasowine-iphone-app-now-available-232500900.html

Freeze! 6 frozen beer desserts

YUM Beer And Dessert? They Had Me At Beer!

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http://draftmag.com/features/freeze-6-frozen-beer-desserts/

SYNEK – Any beer tapped fresh on your counter

Interesting new beer dispenser system

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter

3 Tips on Getting into French Wine

Wine Folly guide to French wine

http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-tips/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=818f09f00f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-818f09f00f-62472929&mc_cid=818f09f00f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

The Case Against BevMo and Total Wine: “Drink Local” Means More Than You Think

Blog about why you should support you local Liquor store and the value over “box” stores

http://blog.seattlepi.com/thepourfool/2014/06/30/the-case-against-bevmo-and-total-wine-drink-local-means-more-than-you-think/

Is wine safer than liquor during pregnancy?

More research on alcohol and pregnancy

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-wine-safer-than-liquor-during-pregnancy

Pumpkin beer? In July?

The first Pumpkin beer of the season released already

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Mass. Senate: Towns Should Control Local Liquor Licenses

This is great news! Towns can stay in control of licenses

http://www.wbur.org/2014/07/02/mass-senate-liquor-licenses

Summer Infusions

Nice refreshing summer drink ideas

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/summer-infusions/

 

SECONDHAND BOOZE SHOP OPENS IN TOKYO

2nd July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A cut-price liquor store which buys unwanted alcohol before selling it on at a discounted price has opened in Tokyo – believed to be the first of its kind.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/secondhand-booze-shop-opens-in-tokyo/?article-source=newsletter&source=914&date=2014-07-03

5 Research-Backed Reasons Expensive Wine Isn’t Always Better

Interesting read: High Price is not a factor in a “good” Wine

http://www.businessinsider.com/expensive-wine-isnt-better-research-2014-7

Faces — The Official FIFA World Cup Wine

Did you know there is an official World Cup Wine?

The boutique Lidio Carraro winery is located in the Serra Gaúcha region of south-east Brazil, And they have 11 varietals!

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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Faces—The-Official-FIFA-World-Cup-Wine-_17060948

6 Refreshing Spins on Summer Sangria

We are always on the look out for new sangria ideas!

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http://news.health.com/2014/07/02/6-refreshing-spins-on-summer-sangria/

Cocktail content calculator

For drinks with two or more ingredients By The National Institute of Health

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/toolsresources/cocktailcalculator.asp

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Liquor Industry News/Links 6-28-14

June 28, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

6-28-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

What An Exciting Week For Us At Franklin Liquors! Summer Has Just Started And We Had TWO Big Events To Share. First We Hosted The Franklin Wine Club And Had The First Wine Tasting In The USA Using Quini. The Wine Explorers Used Quini During The Tasting And It Was An Honor To Make Wine Tasting History!

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Second The Readers Choice Awards Were Released. We Want To Thank You For Voting Us The #1 Liquor Store In Franklin AND The GOLD Medal For Best Liquor Store In The 15 Town West Zone. Our Family Thanks You So Much!!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Sugar In Wine

Training To Be A Wine Taster

All About Gout

Rum-flavored beer

Innis & Gunn uses oak-aged chips soaked in rum that are used to flavor the beer

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-summer-cocktail-rum-flavored-beer-2014-06-20

Powerful instant wine label recognition app released for oenophiles

Users take a photo of the wine label and get instant identification — averaging 2.6 seconds — of the wine maker, wine name, grapes and region.

https://delectable.com

How much sugar is in your wine?

Great article on sugar in wines. Nice overview of residual sugar and sweet wine.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/mobile/news/top-stories/Bill+Zacharkiw+wine+much+sugar+your+wine/9958772/story.html

What Your Favorite Summer Drink Says About Your Finances

So what does your summer drink preference say about your finances and the status of your savings account

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http://www.gobankingrates.com/savings-account/favorite-summer-drink-finances/

The most American beers

Get Ready For July 4th With These American Beer Selections http://www.nj.com/food/index.ssf/2014/06/on_tap_the_most_american_beers.htm

6 Reasons to Avoid Buying Wine By-the-score

Learn instead from your instincts, from books about wine, and with the help of experienced store staff.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rolfe-hanson/wine-points-6-reasons-to-_b_5516040.html

Couple Allegedly Stole $10K in Wine from Chestnut Hill Wegmans

Bottles were stolen over multiple days this month, with each valued at over $1,000.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/06/22/couple-allegedly-stole-wine-from-chestnut-hill-wegmans/VxlC8sXD37dExlEo6kcF9I/story.html

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http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2014/06/22/newton-police-seek-alleged-wegmans-wine-shoplifting-couple/

Wine Makers Fight New Website Suffixes

Critics Say Domain Names Like .Vin and .Wine Could Confuse Shoppers.

Do you agree?

http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845

Gout not the wine drinker’s curse

Interesting read on what gout is and how liquor,beer and wine affect it.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/editors-picks/9649168/Gout-its-not-the-wine-drinkers-curse

Can we quantify and more accurately describe how alcohol tastes?

Interesting reading on wine tasting.

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http://www.salon.com/2014/06/22/wine_needs_its_nate_silver_can_we_quantify_and_more_accurately_describe_how_alcohol_tastes/

Constellation Releases 2014 Project Genome Findings After Surveying 7,000 Wine Consumers

After conducting a 100-plus question survey of roughly 7,000 North American wine consumers over the past 18 months, Constellation Brands has revealed its findings in a study called “Project Genome, The Evolution of the Wine Consumer.” The study is a follow-up on a similar initiative Constellation undertook a decade ago that was also called Project Genome.

Constellation has used its survey findings to segment U.S. wine consumers into six classifications: price driven (21% of survey respondents), everyday loyal (20%), overwhelmed (19%), image seeker (18%), engaged newcomer (12%) and enthusiast (10%). “Having this deeper understanding of the wine consumer will allow us to make the best wines for each consumer segment. With this level of insight, we can build greater loyalty for our existing brands, identify opportunities for growth, and introduce new products to attract consumers across all segments,” Chris Fehrnstrom, Constellation’s CMO, wine & spirits division, told Shanken News Daily. “We’re also able to empower retailers and distributors to implement more effective category management processes. Together, we can influence the way we display wines, promote brands and cluster products based on geography, lifestyle and preference.”

Wine-Tasting Workout: Train Yourself to be a Better Wine Taster

Great article on ways to build your palate for wine.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/wine-tasting-workout-train-yourself-to-be-a-better-wine-taster

Turkey’s ‘wine dream has been halted’

Status on wine in Turkey

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/168286/turkey-s-wine-dream-has-been-halted.html

The 3 Types of Pinot Grigio

Wine Folly talks all about Pinot Grigio styles

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Watch William Shatner & Alton Brown Geek Out on Wine

William Shatner’s new show Brown Bag Wine Tasting (Ora TV) features Food Network host Alton Brown.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://eater.com/archives/2014/06/23/watch-william-shatner-interview-alton-brown.php

How to: Make Piña Coladas and Margaritas from Scratch

Making popular summer cocktails like Piña Coladas and Margaritas from scratch is easier than you may think.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/how-to-make-pina-coladas-and-margaritas-from-scratch/

Mayors to legislators: Leave liquor licensing to us

Latest update on proposal to lift the local cap on liquor licenses

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_26030536/mayors-legislators-leave-liquor-licensing-us

Sex, Sexism and the Natural Wine Label

Images of naked women and references to everything from ejaculation to getting a woman drunk and into bed have become increasingly common on French natural wine labels. Why? Rémy Charest on what’s behind the trend.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/sex-sexism-and-the-natural-wine-label/

GAME OF THRONES WINES LAUNCHED

26th June, 2014 by Neal Baker

The global hit TV series Game of Thrones has inspired the latest must-have merchandise for fervent fans with the creation of Wines of Westeros — a series of reds and whites linked to the show’s fictional feuding clans.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/game-of-thrones-wines-westeros/

THE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE DRANK THE MOST WINE OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS [ANIMATED GIF]

Really cool look at wine consumption in the world over the past years

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/countries-drank-most-wine-animated-gif-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c3ea46954e-The_Drop_6_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c3ea46954e-38937345

Growing Preference Among U.S. Wine Consumers for Natural Cork Stoppers

90 Percent of Top 50 Selling Restaurant Brands Sealed with Cork

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/growing-preference-among-us-wine-consumers-for-natural-cork-stoppers-264392581.html

3 Ways That Winemakers Trick You Into Paying Too Much

Three main things why you may pay too much

http://www.businessinsider.com/3-ways-that-winemakers-overcharge-2014-6

Don’t Chew Gum, and Other Basic Wine Tasting Rules

Wine Tasting Rules

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Coffee Wine AND In A Can??

Miami-based Friends Beverage Group has added two new expressions—Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino—to its canned wine brand Friends Fun Wine. Cabernet Coffee Espresso blends Cabernet with espresso and chocolate flavors, while Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino mixes Chardonnay with vanilla cappuccino and chocolate notes. Both 6%-abv entries will be available in Friends Fun Wine’s 250-ml. “slim” cans. They join the brand’s existing Red Sangria, White Sangria, Rose Moscato, White Moscato, Strawberry Moscato and Peach Moscato expressions, which launched into the U.S. on- and off-premise earlier this year. Friends Beverage Group specializes in low-alcohol and low-calorie canned wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 6-21-14

June 21, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

6-21-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

TOP 10 AMERICAN CRAFT RUM BRANDS

Craft Distilleries Are Popping Up All Over The USA.

Here Is Some Details On Some:

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-american-craft-rum-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=193&date=2014-06-17

The Drink Business Picks Top 10 Pinot Noir Wines

We Have Liberty School In Stock!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-pinot-noirs/?article-source=newsletter&source=901&date=2014-06-17

LOIRE PRODUCER RE-RELEASES ‘SCRATCH AND SNIFF’ LABEL

16th June, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

A producer in the Loire Valley has had to change the scent on its scratch and sniff labels after the smell of “terroir” proved unpopular with the American market.

I thought the scratch and sniff wine book was different. But this is interesting.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/loire-producer-releases-scratch-and-sniff-label/

Cold pasteurization for preservation of wine instead sulphite addition

A new method for preservation of liquid foods, working at moderate temperatures and therefore referred to as “cold pasteurization,”

http://www.teatronaturale.com/technical-area/grapevine-and-wine/4786-cold-pasteurization-for-preservation-of-wine-instead-sulphite-addition.htm

Wine Technology of the Future: The Straw for Wine

Interesting look at using straws to taste wine

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http://www.academicwino.com/2014/06/technology-straw-for-wine.html/

I have tried wine straws that promote use for saving teeth from stains.

http://www.winestraws.com

New Sam Adams Mix Pack

Samuel Adams has re-released its limited edition Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed 12-pack. Rolling out nationwide, the variety pack includes two bottles of Latitude 48 IPA, as well as “deconstructed” versions of the brew, each made with just one of Latitude 48’s five hop varieties. The five offerings include two bottles each of East Kent Goldings IPA, Hallertau Mittelfrueh IPA, Simcoe IPA and Zeus IPA, as well as Mosaic IPA, which makes its debut following the addition of Mosaic hops to Latitude 48’s recipe for the first time last year. The Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed 12-pack is currently available for a limited time, priced at $15.99-$18.99.

New Jacks Abby Beer

Framingham, Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abby Brewing, LLC is celebrating its third anniversary in business with the release of Framingham Lager. Framingham Lager is an American-style lager brewed wholly from 2-row malts and real hops. It will be available in 12-packs throughout Massachusetts and on draft only in its hometown. The family-owned craft brewery will donate a portion of the beer’s proceeds to the Downtown Framingham Renaissance in an effort to revitalize the city’s downtown. The brewery says it increased production capacity last year from 7,000 barrels to 18,000 barrels.

What the heck is ice wine, anyway?

Nice overview of ice wine

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/16/what-heck-is-ice-wine-anyway/

A Sommelier Explains How To Tell If Your Wine Is High Quality

Three Things to look for in a quality wine. Nice guide

http://www.businessinsider.com/recognize-high-quality-wine-2014-6#ixzz34ubsPYfT

Ordering Wine on Date Night

Impress your date by picking the perfect wine.

Its mentioned NOT to smell the cork. I always say at least look at it!

Make sure cork info matches the bottle you bought.

http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/06/16/ask-whit-ordering-wine-on-date-night

Sales of Mexican Wine Growing In Spite of Odds

Interesting read on status of wine making in Mexico.

Biggest problem is government support.

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/sales-of-mexican-wine-growing-inspite-of-odds/30273/

How to Choose a Cooking Wine

Wine Folly Blog On Cooking With Wine.

I Always Love To Use Sauvignon Blanc As It Has Great Acidity

http://winefolly.com/review/choose-cooking-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d0983ac350-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d0983ac350-62472929&mc_cid=d0983ac350&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Five of the Strangest Drinks from Around the World

Hold The Snake Please!

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Top_Fives-detail/five-of-the-strangest-drinks-from-around-the-world/

Wine Descriptions: Those Words May NOT Mean What You Think

Bloggers Interesting View On Descriptions Used In Wine Reviews

http://blog.seattlepi.com/thepourfool/2014/06/17/wine-descriptions-those-words-may-not-mean-what-you-think/

WOMEN ARE BETTER TASTERS THAN MEN

Always A Well Know Fact In Wine Education. More Scientific Data

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/women-are-better-tasters/?article-source=newsletter&source=902&date=2014-06-18

Occasional glass of wine could save your eyesight

Another Study Of The Health Benefits Of Wine

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10910173/Occasional-glass-of-wine-could-save-your-eyesight.html

NEW DEFINITIONS TO CHANGE MEANING OF “CRAFT”

The definitions surrounding craft beer by allowing brewers to use rice or corn rather than just barley malt and allowing breweries producing up to 6 million barrels a year (rather than 2m) to call themselves “craft”.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/new-definitions-to-change-meaning-of-craft/?article-source=newsletter&source=903&date=2014-06-19

New Look For Avalon Wine

New Look But STILL Tasting Great! Once Voted Best Value Cab By Robert Parker.

Purple Wine Co.’s Avalon Winery has renamed and redesigned the packaging for its flagship California AVA-designated Cabernet Sauvignon. Making its debut with its recently-launched 2012 vintage, the wine’s updated look prominently features the new name—CAB—and a bolder logo design. The 2012 Avalon CAB, which is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot, is priced at $12 a bottle and currently available both on- and off-premise nationwide. Based in Graton, California, Purple Wine Co.’s portfolio also includes the Bex, Four Vines, Cryptic and Alto Cinco brands.

 

Prosecco Is Up

Shipments of Prosecco DOC wines to the U.S. were up 24% to approximately 25 million bottles (2.1m cases) last year, according to the Prosecco DOC Consortium. The U.S. represents 16% of Prosecco DOC shipments worldwide, which rose 18% to 155 million bottles last year. After Prosecco’s reclassification beginning with the 2009 harvest, the Prosecco DOC now includes many growing areas whose wines formerly bore the IGT label.

 

Hey Neighbor How About Jaws On Your Beer?

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is re-releasing Narragansett 1975 “Jaws” retro packaging for the summer months in 12-, 18- and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans. The re-release marks the 29th anniversary of the release of the popular film, in which actor Robert Shaw crushed a can of Narragansett. The brewery has partnered with the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to support shark conservation efforts in the Atlantic Ocean through sales of the beer. The limited edition cans will be available throughout New England and markets such as New York, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Florida.

TOP 5 CLASSIC WINERY VEHICLES

Interesting Winery Items, Cork And Wine Bottle Cars.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-5-classic-winery-vehicles/?article-source=newsletter&source=904&date=2014-06-20

WHAT MAKES A TOP CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE?

Interesting Facts On Why Some Years Are Better Than Others For Champagne

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/what-makes-a-top-champagne-vintage/?article-source=newsletter&source=904&date=2014-06-20

COLOUR AND SOUND PROVEN TO AFFECT WINE TASTE

20th June, 2014 by Richard Ross

A multisensory wine tasting experiment has shed new light on how our environment affects the way we taste. The results now show that a change in both colour and sound while we’re drinking can immediately affect the taste of wine by nearly 10%.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/colour-and-sound-proven-to-affect-wine-taste/?article-source=newsletter&source=904&date=2014-06-20

6 gluten-free beers you gotta try

We have 3 of the 6 in stock!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 6-14-14

June 14, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

6-14-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club Deliver Immersive Wine Education Experience with Quini

Press Releases of our exciting new partnership with Quini

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http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Franklin+Liquors+and+Franklin+Wine+Club+Deliver+Immersive+Wine+Education+Experience+with+Quini/9572648.html

Other Press Releases

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http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/Franklin-Liquors-and-Franklin-Wine-Club-Deliver-Immersive-Wine-Education-Experience-with-Quini-3315106

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/06/11/franklin-liquors-and-franklin-wine-club-deliver-immersive-wine-education-experience-quini

Our First Class

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/188245512/

TOP 10 WHISKY GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY

Whether your dad has a weakness for high-end Scotch, loves beautiful blends or enjoys sampling the latest boutique offerings, there’s a Father’s Day whisky gift to suit most palates and wallets.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-whisky-gift-ideas-for-fathers-day/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Sediment often a sign of terrific wine

So what is sediment?

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http://www.masslive.com/drinks/2014/06/wine_press_sediment_often_a_si.html

3 Ways to Ship Wine During the Summer

The long distance and hot temperatures can make this a difficult prospect,

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/3-Ways-to-Ship-Wine-During-the-Summer

 

EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL TERMS INCREASES AGGRESSION

9th June, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Simply hearing alcoholic terms such as “whisky” can make sober people more aggressive, new research shows.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/exposure-to-alcohol-terms-increases-aggression/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Wine4.Me Wine Discovery App for iPhone and iPad

Interesting New App

http://youtu.be/1fOhe5bBdLY

May the Froth Be with You: Nerd Beers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ Stout to Vulcan Ale

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/beer/article/nerd-beers

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLBOY OPENS GIN DISTILLERY

9th June, 2014 by Becky Paskin

A 15-year-old boy has opened a gin distillery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire alongside his three siblings, all of whom are aged under 23.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/fifteen-year-old-schoolboy-opens-gin-distillery-in-uk/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

THE YEAR’S 10 BEST NEW BAR PRODUCTS

From a resurrected Victorian cocktail shaker to a ham-infused mezcal, a array of products have been released in the on-trade over the past 12 months, exciting bartenders from across the globe.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/the-years-10-best-new-bar-products/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

TOP 10 WEIRD WINE TASTES

From the sweet tinge of bubblegum to the metallic tang of blood, the world of wine is home to some less than ordinary tastes and aromas.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-weird-wine-tastes/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

SCIENTISTS USE DNA TECH TO DEVELOP WINE

10th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/aussie-scientists-use-dna-tech-to-develop-fine-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

New Menage A Trois Vodka

Trinchero Family Estates has extended its Ménage à Trois wine brand with a new range of vodkas. Launching just ahead of National Martini Day (June 19), the Ménage à Trois vodka lineup will debut with Straight Vodka, Triple Berry Vodka and Triple Citrus Vodka expressions. The trio join Ménage à Trois’ existing wine portfolio, which now includes 14 varietals and blends, and was up 3% to 2.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank. Along with Ménage à Trois vodka, Trinchero’s TNS Brands spirits unit also includes the Cruz Tequila, Tres Agaves Tequila and Sugar Island rum brands.

Does high price guarantee great wine?

Perhaps the oldest myth about wine is: the higher the price, the better the bottle. But the converse notion — that there’s no relationship between price and quality — also is a myth.

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http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/06/does_high_price_guarantee_great_wine.html

Terroir Talk: Tasting the Earth in Your Wine

In wine jargon, terroir is a term that is trending amongst oenophiles and befuddling wine novices. Though the frilly French pronunciation (ter-wahr) may scare you off, it’s actually a useful term that will help you become a savvy wine drinker — and earn a few wine vocab points along the way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/terroir-talk-tasting-the_b_5474925.html

Open a Wine Bottle With a Knife and Keep the Cork Intact

Got a wine bottle, but no corkscrew? CrazyRussianHacker shows you how to use a knife to remove the cork while keeping it in one piece to recork the bottle.

http://youtu.be/5AjbaATxhBE

Wine… Good For the Teeth?

a healthy excuse to drink wine, may prevent cavities!

http://radio.foxnews.com/2014/06/10/housecall-for-health-wine-good-for-the-teeth/

13 Beer Apps for the iPhone

Some of them cost money, but in the long run would be a worthwhile purchase

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http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2014/06/10/tell-dad-about-these-13-beer-apps-for-the-iphone/

“A touch of sulfur”: Sulfites (or not) in Natural Winemaking

Great read on sulfites and wine. Interesting history

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http://palatepress.com/2014/06/wine/touch-sulfur-sulfites-natural-winemaking/

WORLD’S MOST EXTREME VINEYARDS

From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/worlds-most-extreme-vineyards/?article-source=newsletter&source=896&date=2014-06-11

What Do Wine Legs Really Mean?

Another GREAT Wine Folly Blog

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-legs/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3022787be3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3022787be3-62472929&mc_cid=3022787be3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Learn about beer color, density and other stats in this Beer U video

World Class Beer is a specialty and craft beer distributor located in Indianapolis with affiliated distributors across the United States.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x96FUfcigrs&list=PLEC9F3CCF1EB84C43&feature=share

The science behind common sense wine and food combinations

Wine has often been called a combination of art and science; and in our culinary schools, cooking is accurately described as a “food science.”

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/the-science-behind-common-sense-wine-and-food-combinations

The first all-nude wine festival

Sunny Rest Resort’s forthcoming Bare Vine Wine Fest will require its goers to drop trou to gain admittance

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http://winetimes.co/2014/06/11/the-first-all-nude-wine-festival/

New Gin By Tanqueray

Diageo is adding a limited-production Old Tom Gin to its Tanqueray brand this month, created by master distiller Tom Nichol. According to Diageo, the Old Tom style “bridges the flavor gap between the original, malty Dutch genevers and the more juniper-forward London Dry styles” and is lighter than a genever but more full-bodied and sweeter than a London Dry. Tanqueray’s Old Tom, which is limited to 100,000 bottles globally and will be distributed primarily in top bars, was inspired by a 19th century recipe from brand founder Charles Tanqueray. The pack design is also based on an original Tanqueray Old Tom label dating back to 1921. Each bottle is individually numbered. Tanqueray Old Tom Gin follows the brand’s revival of its Malacca edition in 2013.

TOP 15 CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

The Drinks Business Top Cabernets

#14,In Stock!

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-15-cabernet-sauvignons/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

US BEER GIANTS PUSHED TO LIST INGREDIENTS

12th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

A food blogger and “nutritional activist” in the US has launched an online petition to get two of the country’s biggest brewers to list the ingredients in their beers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/us-beer-giants-pushed-to-list-ingredients/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

New Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan’s latest offering is a 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum. Combining a taste of chocolate with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla, 1671 is finished in Spanish Oak barrels, the same kind believed to be on one of Captain Morgan’s five lost ships, The Satisfaction. The 70 proof rum is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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New Evan Williams

Heaven Hill recently released Evan Williams Kentucky Slush, a Bourbon-based pre-mixed cocktail. It features Evan Williams combined with lemonade, orange juice and sweet tea flavors. The mix can be frozen, poured or blended. The 25-proof 1.75-liter bottle is available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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What’s in Your Beer? Fish Bladder and Antifreeze Ingredient?

Noone knows!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/food-babe-petitions-beer-makers-disclose-additives/story?id=24085296

AN EXPLANATION OF 20 WINE WORDS MOST WINE DRINKERS DON’T KNOW

here is a list of the 20 words the majority of wine drinkers have no experience with, and what they mean.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/20-wine-words-wine-drinkers-dont-know/

Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine

Is that $100 bottle of wine really worth what you paid for it?

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/gross-margins-breaking-down-wine-prices

Men and women view wine differently

“men are attracted by wines that score highly with Robert Parker or in the Wine Spectator”

http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/for-men-and-women-its-not-just-about-whites-vs-reds-b99280573z1-262399151.html

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon,

http://news.yahoo.com/wine-online-domain-set-uncorked-142234231.html

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn’t know you needed.

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https://news.yahoo.com/smart-cup-identify-beverage-pour-122000529.html

Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked by Science

The act of drinking alcohol is surrounded by myths.

http://lifehacker.com/eight-stubborn-alcohol-myths-debunked-by-science-1589574974

How to Pair Beer With Middle Eastern Food

We just aren’t used to serving beer with Middle Eastern food.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/best-beer-for-middle-eastern-food-falafel-kebab-mezze-hummus-beer-pairing-advice.html?ref=title

The Art of Wine Tasting Notes

Oregon winemaker Patrick Reuter has developed a visual means of describing wine flavors.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/the-art-of-wine-tasting-notes

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First Wine Tasting In USA Using Quini

June 11, 2014

 

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Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club Deliver Immersive Wine Education Experience with Quini

Group first in Massachusetts to adopt the Quini wine tasting standard and application in education

Vancouver, Canada – June 11, 2014 – Quini, an interactive wine tasting, rating and recommendations application and data solutions provider (www.quiniwine.com) today announced an agreement with Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club (www.franklinliquors.com) to integrate Quini into the group’s wine education courses to enhance student engagement and learning with Quini’s unique, interactive five step tasting structure and standard.

Franklin Liquors and Wine Club becomes the first organization in the state of Massachusetts and the United States to incorporate Quini in wine education, with new courses featuring live use of Quini on iPhone, iPad, wireless computers and tablets set to begin later this month. The company offers a comprehensive wine course series at its retail premises in Franklin and will apply Quini across a number of adult wine education programs in the region.

“We’re excited to partner with progressive thinkers such as Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club to introduce meaningful change to wine education in Massachusetts,” said Roger Noujeim, CEO, Quini. “Mark Lenzi’s experience and visionary approach to the wine business are reflected in his company’s early recognition of the Quini wine tasting standard and the importance of interactive technology in wine education.”

“Quini has instantly positioned us for success with today’s increasingly digital consumer,” said Mark Lenzi, CSW, CSS, CWAS and proprietor, Franklin Liquors and Wine Club. “We are proud to be first in Massachusetts to offer interactive wine courses around the Quini application and standard.”

Said Dr. Clinton Lee, DWS, AIWS, FWS, CSW, CSS, Vinoscenti Global CEO and wine program instructor at Simon Fraser University: “Quini introduces an innovative, world class wine tasting system and standard that deepens the learning experience and ensures consistent course delivery and learning. With consumers spending more and more time on their mobile devices and computers, Quini is a natural fit and sets the wine education segment on a new course.”

Quini announced its school program in May. The program incorporates a comprehensive school partner support package that includes educator training, course materials and certification, technical support and school-branded student study materials and certification. The program is designed to augment and support – rather than replace – existing wine school curriculums.

About Quini

Quini is an interactive wine tasting, rating and recommendations application, and data solutions provider. In enterprise, Quini is used to enhance wine education programs and staff training, and to access dynamic wine tasting market trends and analytics. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Quini is co-funded by its founding team and CMF (Canada Media Fund). Quini is available as a mobile application for iPhone and iPad, and for desktop, laptop and tablet computers at https://quiniwine.com/signup.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 6-7-14

June 7, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

6-7-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Belmont Bets on a Signature Drink

Race Officials Search for a Winner Among Libations

http://online.wsj.com/articles/belmont-bets-on-a-signature-drink-1401845020

10 Father’s Day Presents for Your Beer-Loving Dad

So on this Day of the Dad, we celebrate him with his favorite beverage and 10 beer-related gifts

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http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/entertainment/parade/parade_food/father-s-day-presents-for-your-beer-loving-dad/article_b647e62e-acff-572c-898f-39b3c4060852.html

6 Summery Sangria Recipes

For punch newbies, this alcoholic drink is usually made with wine mixed with fresh fruit and juice and served over ice

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http://www.yumsugar.com/Different-Sangria-Recipes-24084140

Beer Brewing Basics: What You Need to Know to Craft Your Own Brew

Brewing your own beer has many benefits.

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/beer-brewing-basics-what-you-need-to-know-to-craft-your-own-brew.html/

 

Gov. Patrick Pushing to Lift Liquor License Cap

Gov. Deval Patrick is pushing legislation to give cities and towns more control over the number of liquor licenses in their communities.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/05/31/gov-patrick-pushing-lift-liquor-license-cap/6QGxC9VdfjYGf8VUK6fhDN/story.html

There’s A ‘Whiskey Crisis’ In America

The surge of interest in whiskey has been a boon for distillers, but it has also led to a shortage of many brands and varietals that has been dubbed a “whiskey crisis” by the media.

http://www.businessinsider.com/whiskey-crisis-in-america-2014-5

Coravin halts sales because of exploding wine bottles

Coravin, the maker of a wine preservation device that costs $300, has stopped selling new units and urges owners of existing units to stop using the device because of a hazard of exploding bottles

http://www.drvino.com/2014/06/02/coravin-exploding/

Unknown Facts About Wine

4 Facts Everyone Gets Wrong About Wine

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http://uk.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive_500/500_unknown-facts-about-wine.html

Could This New Countertop Device Turn the Beer Industry on Its Head?

At $1,700, the Zymatic won’t appeal to every beer drinker out there.

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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/06/02/could-this-new-countertop-devide-turn-the-beer-ind.aspx

Bagged Beer Anyone?

Bagged beer? Bagged beer. If wine can do it, I don’t see why beer can’t.

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http://www.chipchick.com/2014/06/bagged-beer.html

Watch Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ Get Played on Beer Bottles [VIDEO]

http://youtu.be/NkbZlautuUc

SCOTCH AND TEQUILA INDUSTRIES TO SIGN AGREEMENT

30th May, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Scotch Whisky Association representatives are set to sign a cooperation agreement between the Scotch whisky and Tequila industries next month.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/scotch-and-tequila-reps-to-sign-agreement/?article-source=newsletter&source=188&date=2014-06-03

Raising a Toast to Russian Wine

While most foreigners associate Russia with vodka, they may be surprised to know that the country has a far longer tradition of winemaking that dates back 3,000 years

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http://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts_n_ideas/article/raising-a-toast-to-russian-wine/501228.html

New KJ Line

Jackson Family Wines’ Kendall-Jackson brand has extended its K-J Avant tier with a new red blend and Sauvignon Blanc. Priced at $17 a 750-ml., the 2012 K-J Avant Red Blend is aged in neutral oak barrels. The 2013 K-J Avant Sauvignon Blanc, meanwhile, is cold-fermented in stainless steel and priced at $14. The pair join K-J Avant’s existing Chardonnay offering, which rolled out in 2011 and retails at $17. The K-J Avant lineup, which has done particularly well among younger LDA consumers, has helped boost Kendall-Jackson above the 3-million-case mark in recent years.

How to Make Weed Vodka, aka ‘Green Dragon’

The cannabis tincture is a simple enough concept but the methods of creating this weed vodka varies depending on who you ask.

http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/06/03/weed-vodka-recipe/#Hu7erUupTEWgYguE.99

Bars vs. grocery stores: Mapping America’s beer belly

great new map worked up by FlowingData.com, a Web site that specializes in all kinds of nifty visualizations:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/03/bars-vs-grocery-stores-mapping-americas-beer-belly/

Preservation of wine without sulphite addition

A new method for preservation of liquid foods, working at moderate temperatures and therefore referred to as “cold pasteurization,” is the so-called pressure change technology,

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140603135712.htm

What causes a flushed face after drinking wine?

Why your face gets red after a drink of wine

http://health.heraldtribune.com/2014/06/03/causes-flushed-face-drinking-wine/

ALCOHOL-DETECTING LASER DEVELOPED

3rd June, 2014 by Lauren May

Catching drink drivers could soon be as simple as pointing a laser, thanks to the development of a device that can detect the presence of alcohol inside a moving car.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/scientists-develop-alcohol-detecting-laser/?article-source=newsletter&source=890&date=2014-06-04

Warning labels for wine?

The California Legislature has taken the first step toward putting warning labels on beverages containing high amounts of sugar, saying it contributes to health problems. Can wine be far behind?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140604/lifestyle/140609882

5 Lesser-Known Varietals You Should Add to Your Wine Rack

The black-and-white, Cabernet-and-Chardonnay world has faded.

http://food52.com/blog/10497-5-lesser-known-varietals-you-should-add-to-your-wine-rack

Really? 3 Surprising Things About Pinot Noir

some quirky factoids and some common misconceptions about my favorite grape

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/uncategorized/really-3-surprising-things-pinot-noir/

How We Rate Wines

Great chart that shows how major critics rate wine

https://www.easyvino.com/static/images/blog/20120210-how_we_rate_wine.png

The Secret’s In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

Big, bold wines have their fans. But with the arrival of summer, make room for a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/06/05/314923045/the-secrets-in-the-sugar-lower-alcohol-wines-are-taking-off

New trademark to certify quality Chinese wine

A new trademark promises to help customers identify quality Chinese wines on the market.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/soshiok/new-trademark-certify-quality-chinese-wine

 

Are wine tasting notes a load of old drivel?

A prank in a London branch of Tesco helps illustrate how ridiculous so much of what’s written about wine really is, says Jake Wallis Simons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/10880886/Are-wine-tasting-notes-a-load-of-old-drivel.html

Red Wine Compound May Improve Memory, Study Suggests

A substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people’s memory

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http://www.livescience.com/46139-red-wine-compound-may-improve-memory.html

 

5 Simple Rules for Wine and Barbecue Pairing

It doesn’t have to be all beer at your barbecue

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/5-simple-rules-wine-and-barbecue-pairing/6514

Top 7 Beer and Candy Pairings for Summer Parties

Draft Beer Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Named Most Innovative New Product, Complete Tasting Menu

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-7-beer-candy-pairings-210300775.html

Rhône Fast Facts

Facts about the Rhone in France

http://www.rhone-wines.com/planet-rhone/article/rhone-fast-facts

ALCOHOL HAS ‘LITTLE EFFECT’ ON MEN’S FERTILITY

6th June, 2014 by Lauren May

Drinking alcohol and smoking will not harm a man’s fertility, but sustained exposure to daylight could, researchers have found.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/alcohol-has-little-effect-on-mens-fertility/?article-source=newsletter&source=892&date=2014-06-06

CHAMPAGNE MATURATION ‘A MYSTERY’

6th June, 2014 by Patrick Schmitt

The majority of Dom Pérignon consumers have no understanding of the Champagne maturation process, according to the prestige cuvée’s winemaker Vincent Chaperon.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/champagne-maturation-remains-a-mystery/?article-source=newsletter&source=892&date=2014-06-06

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Liquor Industry News/Links 5-31-14

May 31, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-31-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Pernod Ricard launches innovative Father’s Day promotion

Pernod Ricard will then send them a personalized label which wraps around the bottle.

http://www.offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14212

 

The science of wine

5 key questions, answered

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http://theweek.com/article/index/261815/the-science-of-wine

 

Shandy-monium: The sequel

Brace yourselves beer drinkers: The summer of 2014 is shaping up for shandy-monium.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101698289

 

SCIENTISTS CRACK FORMULA FOR ‘PERFECT PINT’

28th May, 2014 by Lauren May

Researchers at Cornell University have reached their verdict on what makes a perfect pint, revealing a complex combination of chemicals needed to achieve the best foamy head.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/scientist-crack-formula-for-perfect-pint/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

Much more than mixology apps

Review Of Drink Apps

http://www.techhive.com/article/2158668/much-more-than-mixology-apps.html

TOP 10 WACKY VODKA BOTTLE DESIGNS

Vodka brands are often known for their weird, wacky and downright obscene bottle designs, from missile-shaped vessels to phallus-like decanters.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-crazy-vodka-bottle-designs/?article-source=newsletter&source=186&date=2014-05-27

INSTAGRAM ALCOHOLIC SLUSHIE SERVICE INVESTIGATED

27th May, 2014 by Lauren May

A “booze slushie” ordered and delivered via Instagram which has taken New York by storm is under investigation by the State Liquor Authority.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/instagrams-alcoholic-slushie-service-investigated/?article-source=newsletter&source=884&date=2014-05-27

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

That’s right Boston is on list!!

http://blog.oyster.com/the-7-best-cities-for-beer-45625/

Many faces of Chardonnay

Chardonnay Types As Explained By Great Northwest Wine Blob:

Here are some basics:

Barrel fermentation: The grapes were crushed and the juice was put into oak barrels (or tanks with pieces of oak inserted) then fermented. Depending on how much new oak was used determines how oaky the wine is. It is safe to say that if a Chardonnay is fermented in oak, it will be oakier and richer.

Malolactic (ML) fermentation: The wine goes through a secondary fermentation that converts tart malic acids to softer, more elegant lactic acids. Nearly all red wines are put through ML.

Sur lie aging: The lees – leftover yeast and other sediment – is left in the barrel with the aging wine. Often, the barrel is stirred, which mixes up the lees. This tends to create a richer mouth feel to the wine.

Stainless steel: This means the wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel and no oak was used. It is quite possible that part or all of the wine still went through ML and lees aging occurred.

These days, winemakers are experimenting with any and all of these techniques. Indeed, you can enjoy a Chardonnay that is partially barrel fermented (new and used oak), partially put through ML and partially lees aged.

If the wine you’re looking at has a back label, look for words such as “rich” or “bright” to determine which direction the winemaker took.

 

Wineries Bid for B.C.’s First Subappellation

Group in southern Okanagan Valley proposes Golden Mile Bench as new viticultural area

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=133295

 

High-Tech Mevushal Wine

One trend that’s on an uptick in the world of kosher wines released on the US market is “mevushal,” or “cooked,” wines.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/food-wine/wine/high-tech-mevushal-wine

 

Forget Coolers and Store Your Beer In this Underground Elevator

The eCool is an environmentally friendly and altogether awesome alternative to your humble Igloo

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http://gizmodo.com/forget-coolers-and-store-your-bear-in-this-underground-1582228263

 

INHALING ALCOHOL TREND BRANDED ‘DANGEROUS’

28th May, 2014 by Lauren May

A drinking craze in which users inhale alcohol fumes has the potential to be a “very dangerous phenomenon”, experts have warned.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/alcohol-inhalation-trend-dangerous/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

WINE AUSTRALIA CRACKS DOWN ON ‘ORANGE’ WINE

28th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

Wine Australia has threatened that producers outside the region of Orange in New South Wales who name their wines as “orange” risk “serious consequences”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/wine-australia-cracks-down-on-orange-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

Dan Marino Delivers Passing Time Wine

The former Miami Dolphins quarterback is going to have a little wine of his own. Marino is partnering with his former backup quarterback, Damon Huard, to produce a 500-case Washington Cabernet called “Passing Time.”

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/05/dan-marino-delivers-passing-time-wine

 

10 foodie beers to savor now

Germans would be pleasantly surprised by this spectrum of culinary summer stunners, infused with pineapple, cucumber and beyond.

http://draftmag.com/features/10-foodie-beers-to-savor-now/

 

A Beer Beginner’s Guide to Hops of the World

Hops are basically here just for mankind’s beery satisfaction.

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/different-types-of-hops-what-hops-taste-like-saaz-fuggle-cascade-citra-beer-flavors.html?ref=pop_serious_eats

 

“Brett Character” in Wine: How Much Can the Experts REALLY Detect?

Among many in the wine industry, a wine exhibiting “Brett character” is generally thought of as negative and highly undesired in most wines.

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/05/brett-character-consensus-wine-experts.html/

 

Why You Should Drink Rosé

Does the idea of drinking pink wine make you blush? It’s time to forget what you think you know about rosé.

http://www.buzzbinpadillacrt.com/why-you-should-drink-rose/

 

Beyond Beer Can Chicken: The 10 Best Grilling with Beer Recipes

It’s what you want after a long week: a cold beer and a hot grill, good food and good friends. The combination makes all feel right in the world again.

http://www.dailyamerican.com/entertainment/parade/parade_food/beyond-beer-can-chicken-the-best-grilling-with-beer-recipes/article_509d0b9f-621c-53ab-9e18-f61cc8f85a37.html

 

33 of The Most Bizarre Wine Flavors

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/33-bizarre-wine-flavors/

 

3 Weird Reasons You Pour Yourself Way Too Much Wine

a recent study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab suggests that a few environmental cues might be guiding you to unconsciously overpour.

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http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/05/3-weird-reasons-you-pour-yourself-too-much-wine.html

 

12 Exceptions To The Rule That You Shouldn’t Drink Red Wine With Fish

The rule of thumb for pairing wine with food is red wine goes with meat and white wine with fish. This well-known statute is strictly observed the world over — but are there ever exceptions?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/red-wine-and-fish_n_5412005.html

 

New Shannon Ridge Wines

California wine producer Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is releasing a new red blend for its Playtime Wines label ahead of the summer season. Playtime Wines Red Blend is a Lake County-sourced combination of Zinfandel with small amounts of Grenache, Petit Verdot and Barbera and retails for $12.99 a bottle. Playtime, whose label art is a throwback to the era when posters of pin-up stars adorned various World War II aircraft, is available now in major retail markets at grocery and liquor stores. The company says Playtime “Blonde” Chardonnay and Playtime “Strawberry Blonde” dry rosé wines will soon follow the red blend.

New Long Trail

Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing Co. has added a new entry to its small-batch Brown Bag series, Berliner Weisse. The new offering is a 3.4%-abv ale that the company describes as highly sessionable with a light body and a very dry finish. Resurrected in 2012 (after being discontinued in the 1990s), Long Trail’s rotating Brown Bag Series has recently included an American IPA, Bavarian Smoked Brown, Maple Maibock and Lemon Pepper Kolsch, the last of which has now entered the brewer’s seasonal line-up under the name Ramble.

The French Grape Variety Aroma Game

Select a grape and start the game!

http://www.vindefrance-cepages.org/en/jeux-des-aromes

TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE USES FOR CHEAP VODKA

Do you have a dubious bottle of old vodka destined to never see the light of day? Then you’ll appreciate our top 10 tips to putting cheap vodka to work, in ways you couldn’t imagine.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-alternative-uses-for-cheap-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=887&date=2014-05-30

BERTRAND OFFERS NO-SULPHITE GUARANTEE

29th May, 2014 by Gabriel Savage

Languedoc-Roussillon producer Gerard Bertrand is offering a three-year guarantee on his sulphite-free range in a bid to calm concerns about the stability of these wines.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/bertrand-offers-no-sulphite-quality-guarantee/?article-source=newsletter&source=887&date=2014-05-30

TIPSY TUNES: THE 10 WINE SONGS YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

Top 10 Songs about wine

https://grapecollective.com/articles/tipsy-tunes-the-10-wine-songs-you-need-to-be-listening-to-right-now

Cider Creek Hard Cider Launches in Boston

A new brand of hard cider, Cider Creek Hard Cider, is flowing into Boston.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/cider-creek-hard-cider-launches-in-boston?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=a5c84acd8e-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-a5c84acd8e-168831693

When To Get Wine By The Glass

Follow up on why not to buy wine by the glass

http://chicagoist.com/2014/05/29/when_to_get_wine_by_the_glass.php

 

Quini Named App Of The Day

Did you know we are partnered with Quini?

Look for us to incorporate this in our future tasting classes

http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/Daily%20Mail%20Plus/08ceeb675e5c496aa2155bef1ede27a6/09-05-2014/F_095_BONUS_APP.html

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