Liquor Industry News/Links 8-30-14

August 30, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-30-14

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.

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The Earthquake In Napa Left A lot Of Damage To Wineries.

Please Keep Them In Your Thoughts And Glass.

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How You Can Help:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/How-you-can-help-those-hurt-by-the-Napa-earthquake-5714126.php

 

Also A Group Started A Wine Bucket Challenge:

http://youtu.be/rY4Qxhgi3Os

 

Our Labor Day Sale Newsletter

http://t.co/jHYxffKygo

 

Take Care

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Napa Quake

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.

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wholebunch.htm

 

Creative Garnishes

As you may have noticed, there have been an increasing amount of creative, extravagant cocktail garnishes popping up on drink menus this year.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/creative-garnishes/

 

Is Wine an Acquired Taste?

If you are brought up drinking wine do you like wine more?

http://blog.kj.com/wine-acquired-taste/

 

Red Mountain microclimate makes for spectacular wines

Read about this unique area in Washington St

http://www.winepressnw.com/2014/08/02/3088482/red-mountain-microclimate-makes.html?sp=/99/1644/

 

It Takes a Lot of Cow Skulls to Make Good Wine

Items used for biodynamic winemaking

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/it-takes-a-lot-of-cow-skulls-to-make-good-wine/

 

HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF PURPLE WINE STAINED TEETH

Tips on dental care when drinking wine

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/rid-purple-wine-stained-teeth/

 

Problems with wine by the glass?

Issues with ordering wine by the glass.

Always ask “when was it opened”

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http://hopkinton.wickedlocal.com/article/20140822/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140828639/2006/LIFESTYLE

 

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”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2013/04/04/a-guide-to-joining-the-best-wine-clubs/

 

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.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/08/the-business-of-washington-wine-is-bigger-than-you.html

 

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.

LIQS Cocktail Shots for 25drink

http://bostonherald.com/unknown/2014/08/hit_me_with_your_best_shots_premixed_cocktails_hit_hub_packies

 

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.

http://everythingontap.com/2014/08/25/beer-cold/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Trending%20on%20FS

Pumpkin beers aplenty already this season

The great pumpkin invasion has begun — already.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/23/next-round-pumpkin-beers/14461433/

 

Mexico’s Montejo Beer Debuts in United States

Fernando Valenzuela throws out first pitch for Montejo beer at Dodger Stadium

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http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/08/21/mexicos-montejo-beer-debuts-in-united-states

 

Big Wine and crowdsourcing

New trend for big wineries.

Learn about crowdsourcing and how you can take part

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/big-wine-and-crowdsourcing/

 

Wine Gelée Makes A Perfect Dessert For All Seasons

Jellied Wine With Summer Fruit

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/wine-gelee-makes-perfect-dessert-seasons/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8EF7ouAX91tIKVJaTEJ_AjXN5SoAAZGPiPEla7CIC3ewGkZ3J_nqRe-viFz1Zj68BAKJanbgdYrNxwtaNpQEs8th6xdZgro2PDOX9izhNHuOPwE7E&_hsmi=13912922

 

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

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/lessons-wine-help-julia-child/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–CnlHVRtnxoj64EDUboFsqONZPAhSgwBaG7e0V-2O-63GElc8v4mSS_7pvTU3mj3hcNSNA_MEM7OQXOgb0T2dki_x1-XrDjg857QQ6BCM05uz9L7A&_hsmi=13912922

 

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.

http://wine.answers.com/wine-destinations/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-oregon-wine-country

 

Most wineries not insured for quake losses

most are not insured for quake damage

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2586042-181/most-wineries-not-insured-for

 

Have You Purchased “Small-Batch” Whiskey?

If so, you may be entitled to take part in a consumer class action to get your money back!

http://www.consumer-classactions.com/investigations/internet-scam/have-you-purchased-small-batch-whiskey/

 

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Beer

Each state ranked by the beers in it

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/every-state-in-the-usa-ranked-by-its-beer-95770823031.html

 

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.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-funny-spirits-names/?article-source=newsletter&source=244&date=2014-08-27

 

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?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-bizarre-alcohol-related-deaths/?article-source=newsletter&source=957&date=2014-08-27

 

ONE JOB IN BEER SUPPORTS 45 IN OTHER INDUSTRIES

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Earthquake Proof Your Wine

Wine Folly Blog with tips and ideas

http://winefolly.com/update/earthquake-proof-wine/

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/here-are-all-the-states-t_n_5710135.html?utm_hp_ref=wine

 

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

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11058950/Texan-brewery-unveils-99-pack-of-beer.html

 

Four new books for beer lovers

Ready for some lessons about a favorite beverage? New textbooks will keep you engaged.

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/272936531.html

 

A Beginner’s Guide to German Wine

A fifth of all of the wine grapes planted in Germany are Riesling

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/german-wine-introduction-riesling-what-is-kabinett-spatlese-auslese-mosel-rheingau.html?ref=title

 

Why You Should Know Where Your Wine Grows

Interesting read from Wine Folly

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/warm-climate-vs-cool-climate-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ad1ebdb1b5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ad1ebdb1b5-62472929&mc_cid=ad1ebdb1b5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Fall’s 5 Craziest Cocktail Trends

Fall season’s most provocative new drinks

http://www.winemag.com/October-2014/Falls-5-Craziest-Cocktail-Trends/

 

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.

http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26375315/Brooks-on-Beer:-The-ancient-origins-of-beer–and-straws

 

DEADLY WINEMAKING SNAKES ESCAPE IN CHINA

Chaos erupted in China when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into a city.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/deadly-winemaking-snakes-escape-in-china/?article-source=newsletter&source=959&date=2014-08-29

 

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.

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http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops/shock-top-adds-limited-edition-banana-wheat-beer/article_94d26f17-ea52-54ad-b559-ef675ab5e78a.html

 

Tasting Mastery

Tim Gaiser Blog on Wine tasting

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

 

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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http://www.corkpops.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=00960

 

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Society Of Wine Educators

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14

August 23, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-23-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Hasn’t Summer Flown By??

You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin

And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock!

Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers?

Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest

Tasting With Sam Adams.

Details Here:

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/186868562/

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Coming Soon!

 

Labor Day Sale

Next Week Look For Our Labor Day Newsletter For Sale Items

 

Sunday Opening Time Change

Sunday October 26th Is The First Sunday We Can Open At 10am 

 

Medway Adult Education Classes

Details And Sign Up information For 3 Fall Classes/Tasting Events

 

Take Care

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Corona Recall

“Natural” Wine

 

Cake Flavored Wines

Birthday Cake Vineyards is like no other blend you have ever tried, with beautifully blended Birthday Cake flavors and fine wine, while still maintaining the true wine experience.

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http://www.birthdaycakewines.com

 

13 Can’t-Go-Wrong Wine and Cheese Pairings

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The acid test for wine

One of the most pernicious myths in the wine world is that a wine ‘needs’ prominent acidity in order to age well

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/993125ce-233d-11e4-a424-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3AYzVqYmE

 

Wine Lovers Should Probably Leave Mass.

Massachusetts received an F rating and is ranked 43rd among the states.

http://www.boston.com/food-dining/food/2014/08/15/wine-lovers-should-probably-leave-mass/Hr6i0GT0JnMfhBvZ3QTTjP/story.html

 

Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine

Have you ever heard about Gorgona, Italy?

http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-08-15/name-italian-island-known-its-prisoner-produced-wine

 

Corona Beer Recall

Packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. Codes listed.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/constellation-brands-beer-division-voluntarily-022500598.html

 

Paso Robles announces wine app

App makes it easy for wine lovers to plan their trips through Paso Robles wine country.

http://calcoastnews.com/2014/08/paso-robles-announces-wine-app/

 

How to choose low calorie drinks

Craft beer expert, talks about what to look for so you can make healthy, low calorie drink decisions.

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http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/grand-rapids-south/2014/08/16/how-to-choose-low-calorie-drinks/14058807/

 

Rum distillery at Truro Vineyards

Twenty Boat Rum is a twice-distilled spiced rum made from organic molasses or sugar cane and an exclusive blend of 10 spices

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2014/08/16/second-look-rum-distillery-truro-vineyards/aaxbLiPsAhgRVKTt0HzLZO/story.html

 

Putting Ontario wine on the map

The Ontario wine market is not only Canadians, but tourists visiting Niagara Falls.

http://palatepress.com/2014/08/wine/putting-ontario-wine-map/

 

Vermont Wine: A Growing Business

There are at least 35 wineries in the state, and most have been established recently.

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http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/vermont-wine-a-growing-business/18214/6DFAgdC-oU2UUlNH2NkY0g

 

CK Mondavi Wines Becomes 1st Wine to Be Made in USA Certified®

This is interesting:

Their wines are the first-ever to be Made in USA Certified®

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http://www.busbyway.com/2014/08/18/ck-mondavi-wines-becomes-1st-wine-to-be-made-in-usa-certified/

Also The Certification Website

http://info.usa-c.com

 

Would You Drink a GMO Beer?

Chances are, you probably already do.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/17/would-you-drink-a-gmo-beer.aspx

 

MEAD: A TIME BEFORE WINE

Mead 101

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/mead-a-time-before-wine

 

Wine labels

Interesting read on government checking of label accuracy

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/wine-labels/article_c829628d-31f6-5375-9032-ba95ad3d2e30.html

 

Live Free and Drink Wine in New Hampshire

What sets New Hampshire apart from the other top-performing states is its tax regime.

http://www.vnews.com/home/13176701-95/live-free-and-drink-wine-in-new-hampshire

 

New York wineries can use out-of-state grapes this year

State law allows the department to let a winery manufacture or sell wine from out-of-state grapes if weather conditions destroyed more than 40 percent of a grape variety.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2014/08/18/new-york-wineries-can-use-state-grapes-year/14250491/

 

The Best Cocktail Apps For Aspiring Bartenders

With hundreds of recipes, virtual “liquor cabinets” and many more handy functions, these apps will place the bartending knowledge you desire at your fingertips.

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/best-cocktail-apps-aspiring-bartenders/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13835799&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_CFacFLQabw8gX5qfjGNFCGX8PAhZFyFIgExo-R_-is5tVwMCHHncQ-ItFxAExJ71SM89ChWf0EbAsWDK6R6lz3dnfhD2fUBAGODwez2_3U7eg3TE&_hsmi=13835799

 

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL VODKA BRANDS

Compiled by the drinks business together with Intangible Business

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-most-powerful-vodka-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=951&date=2014-08-19

 

WOMEN CARE LESS FOR QUALITY THAN MEN

Women care less about the quality of wine they drink and more about drinking to relax, compared to men who will spend more on “high quality and new drink experiences”, according to a recent survey.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/women-care-less-for-quality-wine-than-men/?article-source=newsletter&source=951&date=2014-08-19

 

TOP 10 BANNED SPIRITS

The spirits world has never been lacking in controversy, with a number of brands and entire categories banned for political, legal and salacious reasons.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-banned-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=239&date=2014-08-19

 

Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World

What’s the next malbec?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/wine-choices-back-world-25034041

 

Italy’s Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

At least 30 percent of all the world’s grapes are Italian, and most still only grow there

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/08/italy-s-weird-and-wonderful-wine-grapes

 

Decoding wine like a pro

For the inexperienced, selecting a bottle of wine can be intimidating; but learn how to properly read a label, and even a novice has a shot at making a pick like a pro.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101930671#.

 

The Best Wine Tasting Tours Around the World

the best international wine destinations for everyone from first-timers to full-blown oenophiles.

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-best-wine-tasting-tours-around-the-world-20140819#ixzz3Aw4QzPPh

 

BACARDI MAKES UNPRECEDENTED MOVE INTO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Bacardi is throwing its weight behind the single malt Scotch whisky category with the release of a series of expressions from its five malt distilleries.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/bacardi-makes-unprecedented-move-into-single-malt-scotch-whisky/?article-source=newsletter&source=240&date=2014-08-20

 

Red Wine May Protect Against Foodborne Norovirus

A Glass A Day Keeps Gastroenteritis At Bay?

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/08/red-wine-foodborne-norovirus.html/

 

Color and sound, important when tasting

New study: the basis of a whole wide range of possibilities regarding the factors that influence the wine tasting.

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http://blog.uvinum.com/color-and-sound-important-when-tasting-2359946

 

Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer

Don’t understand this study. Pats charge $9 for beer that’s #1 no??

http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2014/08/20/forbes-seahawks-games-rank-second-in-overpriced-beer/

 

Wine scores can be helpful, but don’t rely on them too heavily

Whatever you may think of them, wine scores helped make the U.S. the world’s top wine consuming country.

http://lubbockonline.com/life-columnists/2014-08-19/clemens-wine-scores-can-be-helpful-dont-rely-them-too-heavily#.U_U0dFYVzOw

 

THERE’S A SILENT BATTLE BREWING OVER THE FUTURE OF THE COFFEE LABEL

So if wine was able to figure out how to organize and determine quality classification, why hasn’t coffee been able to?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/theres-silent-battle-brewing-future-coffee-label/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7a94e8614-The_Drop_8_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7a94e8614-38937345

 

Bud Light Lime adds seasonal Apple-Ahhh-Rita flavor to Ritas portfolio

Apple-Ahhh-Rita to its Bud Light Lime Ritas lineup of ready-to-drink flavored malt beverages

http://www.bevindustry.com/articles/87713-bud-light-lime-adds-seasonal-apple-ahhh-rita-flavor-to-ritas-portfolio

 

The world’s most popular beer is …

Few people outside China have ever tasted the top-selling brew in the world.

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http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/2014/08/19/world-beer/index.html?iid=HP_LN

 

New Hpnotiq

Heaven Hill Distilleries has extended its liqueur stable with a new holiday seasonal offering, Hpnotiq Sparkle. A multifaceted marketing campaign featuring reality TV star Khloe Karhashian will support the new release, which like Hpnotiq Liqueur is a blend of fruit juices, white wine, vodka and Cognac, but with Champagne-like bubbles. Sparkle, which is 12.5% abv and targeted at multicultural females, is available in 750-ml. bottles at a price point of $19.99, in line with the core brand, which is 17% abv.

 

New Svedka Flavor

Constellation is adding a new Peach flavor to the Svedka vodka line. Beginning this month, Svedka Peach will be available nationwide in multiple size formats, including 50-ml. ($1.99), 375-ml. ($6.99), 750-ml. ($12.99), 1-liter ($16.99) and 1.75-liter ($21.99). The newest offering joins the Swedish vodka’s existing flavor range, including Colada, Strawberry Colada, Orange Cream Pop, Cherry, Citron, Strawberry Lemonade and Mango Pineapple, the last two of which debuted in January. The U.S. market’s second-ranked imported vodka brand, Svedka rose 3.3% to 4 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank.

 

The Delicious Health Benefits of Beer

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Beer

That IPA is good for a lot more than drinking. Though, maybe you should use the leftover Hamm’s for some of these.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/skills/10-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-beer-17117396

 

The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

Interesting story on the use of the word Natural on a wine label.

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2014/08/rise-natural-wine-marketing/

 

A Pragmatic Approach to Wine Ratings

Wine Folly blog look at wine ratings

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-ratings-explained/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=27c27a3418-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-27c27a3418-62472929&mc_cid=27c27a3418&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Why grocery stores love wine

Wine was the seventh biggest category by dollar amount for supermarkets.

Check out these crazy numbers!

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/why-grocery-stores-love-wine/

 

Don’t let wine trends turn you into a wine snob

Take no notice of wine trends – the film Sideways unfairly knocked the reputation of merlot. Just drink the wines you enjoy…

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/22/dont-let-wine-trends-turn-you-into-a-wine-snob

 

Canadian wine is going places

Canadian wine is finally firing on all cylinders

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http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/canadian-wine-is-going-places/Content?oid=2566103

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-16-14

August 16, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-16-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Happy Tax Free Weekend!

This Week Our Franklin Adult Education Classes Have Been Announced.

Starting In October We Will Have Three Classes.

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Wine And Pie Tasting

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfites In Wine

Two Buck Chuck

 

Midnight Moon Moonshine New Size

Piedmont Distillers has released its Midnight Moon in “half-moon” 375-ml. trial size jars. The new size is available in Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. The new size jars are distilled from corn, handcrafted in small batches and infused in the jar with fruit. They’re available for a suggested retail price of $11.99 to $13.99. The company has also launched an unflavored 100 proof version of Midnight Moon, which is available for $20 to $22.

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TOP 10 SPIRITS DEDICATED TO DEAD CELEBRITIES

In a highly competitive marketplace, spirits brands will do any multitude of things to stand out from the crowd, such as using a face or name from the past to sell their products.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-spirits-dedicated-to-bygone-stars/?article-source=newsletter&source=231&date=2014-08-07

  

How that nightly glass of wine can wreck your teeth: Dentists warn of the dangers of alcohol for oral health

A glass of wine can suck the calcium from your teeth as well as giving you bad breath

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2718388/How-nightly-glass-wine-wreck-teeth.html

A plea for sulfites in wine

A look at why sulfites are needed in wine

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/a-plea-for-sulfites-in-wine/ngr6m/?__federated=1

Are Beer Labels Sexist?

breweries are choosing to alienate a whole group of drinkers who would potentially buy their beer

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http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/06/time_out_chicago_sexist_beer_label.php

 

An In-Depth Look at the Proposed Sta Rita Hills AVA Expansion

TTB Notice to Open Comments on the Proposed Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills AVA

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/08/06/an-in-depth-look-at-the-proposed-sta-rita-hills-ava-expansion/

Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines

Pinot Grigio is in short supply on the bulk market around the globe, which is starting to push up prices.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/insights/cost-controls/bulk-wine/pinot-grigio-shortage-could-see-consumers-opt-for-other-white-wines/370350.article

Advice to an Intern: 10 things Winemakers want you to know

Advice from winemakers to volunteers at harvest time

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/the-winemaking-life/advice-harvest-intern-10-things-winemakers-want-know/

Research suggests fruit flies could be responsible for wine’s pleasant aromas

Could fruit flies be responsible for the nice smell of most wines?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/research-suggests-fruit-flies-could-be-responsible-for-wines-pleasant-aromas

Having Fun With Wine—The Video Version

http://youtu.be/NWoqnDUfyYI

China Uncovered: Interview With One Of The Largest Wine Importers In China

What Wine Importers Look for when Sourcing New Brands as Long Term Supply Partners.

http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/article-base/china-uncovered-interview-with-one-of-the-largest-wine-importers-in-china-330.htm

TOP 10 WEIRD WAYS TO OPEN A BOTTLE

You have a bottle of wine / beer / bubbly. You are without anything that one might consider a vaguely useful opening tool. What do you do?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-weird-ways-to-open-a-bottle/?article-source=newsletter&source=943&date=2014-08-08

PORTABLE ‘DATE RAPE’ DETECTOR INVENTED

A Canadian team of technologists are seeking funding to launch a pocket-size device capable of detecting whether a drink has been spiked.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/portable-date-rape-detector-invented/?article-source=newsletter&source=943&date=2014-08-08

Don’t believe everything you read on bourbon bottles

If you follow the bourbon industry closely, you’re familiar with the debate over the concept of contract products.

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2014/08/07/dont-believe-everything-you-read-on-bourbon.html?page=all

How The Quini App Helps You Become a More Consistent Wine Taster

Great step by step guide on our new wine education program

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http://www.thevineyardtrail.com/how-the-quini-app-helps-you-become-a-more-consistent-wine-taster/

Gnarly Head Debuts Authentic Black Wine

Black is a dark, inky Petite Sirah-based blend

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Wine-detail/gnarly-head-debuts-authentic-black-wine/

Vermentino Is Mediterranean Summer In A Glass

The region of Gallura, in Sardinia’s northeastern corner, is Vermentino’s natural home Read about this Italian white grape.

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/sardinian-wine-vermentino-at-costa-smeralda/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13759798&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8K53bQNyncFxh7t-nqF1pqnKeGduaINMHGnVpSWqgFNA83o0Idp2Ll27OQrGpFoE6x-sXzXamKVlx6wCbsL2Kt2kWxoJSDsz5fmBWXNgLgUc_LKwY&_hsmi=13759798

5 Sauvignon Blancs That Will Change Minds

Sauvignon sales are growing apace, up over 15% year on year in volume terms, and they represent around 25% of our white sales. Five recommendations:

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/sauvignon-blanc-detractors-stand/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13759798&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–fI0U9BGOkxbXpuStNcao49nL3EQUqvAkkGrQNPHlRShcNsj7o_BL-7MxMuPnjEaf_AnojzkgPunohNOtywluiY6f_bktYzXZXNA4vxKY8gVmZ9Ag&_hsmi=13759798

 

ANCIENT GRAPE SEEDS UNEARTHED IN CHIANTI

US archaeologists have discovered what could be the ancestor of Chianti’s famous wine style in the form of 500 waterlogged grape seeds.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/ancient-grape-seeds-unearthed-in-chianti/?article-source=newsletter&source=945&date=2014-08-12

The really big ruckus over ‘Two Buck Chuck’

Follow up on a story we posted last week which as been taken down.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101910833#

Standard wine bottles

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Manton Valley AVA

In the shadow of Mt. Lassen in the far northern reach of California.

TTB announced its approval August 1st

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=136989

Is Wine-Tasting Junk Science?

What makes the connoisseur different from the rest of us is that he or she is simply a better thermometer, a more specific, more reliable device for measuring facts about art or wine or whatever.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/08/08/338839598/is-wine-tasting-junk-science

HOW TO DECANT A BOTTLE OF WINE

How to Video

http://youtu.be/_xxvyi5iPKA

 

BEERS BASED ON TOLKIEN’S HOBBIT LAUNCHED

JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is to become the basis for a new range of beers set to be released in the US this month.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/beers-based-on-tolkiens-hobbit-launched/?article-source=newsletter&source=946&date=2014-08-13

What is tannin?

Information on a very common term in wine

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/what-tannin-4

Coolest Beer Taps

For decades tap handles have been catching the eye of inexperienced drinkers, lost in a sea of beer as well as seasoned Craft Beer veterans.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/coolest-beer-taps/

The Old Wine Pairing Rules Don’t Work Anymore

you can still pair wine in the traditional way, but as eating habits have changed so should wine pairing.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/08/the-old-wine-pairing-rules-don-t-work-anymore

A Match Made in Heaven — an Introduction to Rioja Wines

Discover the history of Rioja wine and make the perfect match with the heavenly grapes.

http://honestcooking.com/match-made-heaven-introduction-rioja-wines/

Research finds hormone-disrupting chemicals in 59% of wines

New research has found that 59% of tested French wines contain at least one form of phthalate, most likely as a result of plastics used in wineries.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141208-26008.html

SOUTH AFRICAN BRANDY REGULATIONS TIGHTENED

Requirements for pot still and vintage brandies changed

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/south-african-brandy-regulations-tightened/?article-source=newsletter&source=236&date=2014-08-14

ABSINTHE APPELLATION REFUSED BY SWISS COURT

A court has overturned a decision to give Swiss absinthe producers a protected designation of origin, calling the spirit a “generic” product and not explicitly tied to any one geographical location.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/absinthe-appellation-refused-by-swiss-court/?article-source=newsletter&source=947&date=2014-08-14

Collio wine country: Italy’s undiscovered region

Located about an hour-and-a-half drive from Venice, in the Province of Gorizia

http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/food-and-wine/tours-and-trails/wine-tours-and-trails/2014/08/13/collio-italy-wine-region/14001759/

A primer on flaws in wine

How to identify flaws that rear their ugly heads in the winery or the bottle.

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http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/271120521.html

What’s Up With Organic Wine?

Details on the differences and some recommendations

http://www.free-times.com/restaurants/081314-whats-up-with-organic-wine

Former NFL Quarterbacks New Wine

Dan Marino and Damon Huard New Wine Passing Time.

Interesting Washington Wine

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http://www.passingtime.com

Baiju Buying Tips

An introduction to the world’s most popular drink you’ve never heard of: Baijiu.

http://www.winemag.com/September-2014/Chinese-Fire-Thrill/

What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine

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Society Of Wine Educators Goes Mobile With New App!

Free educational wine and spirits quizzes.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12845917/1/society-of-wine-educators-goes-mobile-with-new-app.html

Biodynamic wine: Setting the table for seriously sustainable agriculture

Biodynamics explained

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http://www.informnny.com/story/d/story/biodynamic-wine-setting-the-table-for-seriously-su/10626/emRI9h43eEC5af7vXY-iUw

Ballantine is coming back

Starting September, Pabst will start selling Ballantine India Pale Ale in six packs and larger bottles in the Northeast.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/14/news/ballantine-pabst/

New app finds the right craft beer to pair with your supper

Brewmasters.Club will help users choose the right food to go with the beer they ordered or the right beer to go with the food they are cooking.

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/08/14/new-app-finds-the-right-craft-beer-to-pair-with.html

9 Lesser-Known IPAs You Should Be Drinking

Now’s the time to diversify your fridge collection and remember why you fell in love with IPA in the first place. Here are nine excellent beers to get you started.

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/best-ipa-beer-lesser-known-india-pale-ale-societe-long-trail-great-divide-uinta-ithaca-thirsty-dog.html

New Italian Spirit

Italian fine wine importer Vias Imports is debuting a new line of artisanal spirits from Sibona Antica Distilleria in the U.S. market. Located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, family-owned Sibona Antica is working with Vias to bring its line of grappas and liqueurs to the U.S. The initial introduction will include 1-liter offerings of aperitif Amaro Sibona ($29.99, 28%-abv), Chamomile Grappa-Infused Liqueur ($35.99, 32%-abv), Tennessee Wood Aged Grappa Riserva ($69.99, 44%-abv) and Uve di Langa Grappa Brandy ($62.99, 40%-abv). Plans are in place to extend the line in 2015. New York-based Vias Imports has a portfolio with more than 60 products, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-9-14

August 9, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-9-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

What A Great Time Of Year This Is.:

Summer Products Start To Convert To Fall

California Wine Harvest Is Starting

Football Pre Season Is Here (GO PATS)

Back To School Shopping

And Finally We Get Some Vacation Time To Relax With Family.

Research Never Ends And I Will Catch Up On Many Books And Of Coarse “Taste” Wine!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Microwave food and Wine Pairings

New Products

And More….

All About The Savoie Region In France

Very good information on this region in France.

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http://armchairsommelier.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/vin-nouveau-la-deuxieme-partie/comment-page-1/#comment-2501

Yeasts: do you know what’s flavouring your wine?

There’s an unseen hand in every wine – the yeast that fermented the juice

http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/wine-articles/587335/yeasts-do-you-know-what-s-flavouring-your-wine

Wine Pairings For Microwave Dinners

Interesting video wine pairing

http://www.boston.com/food-dining/food/2014/08/01/wine-pairings-for-microwave-dinners/xw9cGM4mnNIdEOQciQgG5O/video.html

Results of Airline Wine Competition Released

Global Traveler Determines the Best in Airline Wines During its Annual Tasting

http://www.ssuchronicle.com/2014/08/01/results-of-airline-wine-competition-released/

Watertown MA officials consider new liquor licenses

The other part of this story. There is currently a bill in the legislative process that, if passed, will change the course of liquor licenses. If the Senate has it their way, licenses purchased after January 2015 would be non-transferable; when/if the establishment closed their doors, the license would go back to the issuer. If the House has it their way, things will remain as are.

http://watertown.wickedlocal.com/article/20140731/NEWS/140739380

Mouthwash to hide liquor breath

Today using a mouthwash containing alcohol as you approach a road check can be a very dangerous thing to do.

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http://www.castanet.net/news/Behind-the-Wheel/120172/Mouthwash-to-hide-liquor-breath

Most retailers sour on new MA wine shipment law

Feedback on the new wine direct shipping law in MA

Our friend Frank Zoll of Zoll Cellars gives his take.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140803/NEWS/308039949/1237

 

Wine Club World Coming Soon

Boasting an array of California vineyards and wineries for the club’s initial shipment, Wine Club World will feature wines created in the American Viticultural Areas (AVA), inclusive of the booming wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley and the Santa Barbara area.

http://wineclubworld.com/contactWCW.php

Timilty: Walpole MA better off with liquor license cap

Elimination of the Liquor cap could potential also eliminate that local debate.

Timilty (D-Walpole) said the Governor’s proposal might do more harm than good, however Nice to hear support for local existing businesses.

http://walpole.wickedlocal.com/article/20140802/News/140809891

Wine brand heritage doesn’t matter: Glossing the Rex Goliath effect

The success of newer US wine brands such as Rex Goliath and Barefoot suggests a new generation places less value on provenance and heritage than on what the drinks say about them.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Manufacturers/Wine-brand-heritage-doesn-t-matter-Glossing-the-Rex-Goliath-effect/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04-Aug-2014&c=62LAdFMV8ZXM0XbRGEehpxGhhKTxiyyS

DEEP-FRIED ALCOHOL PROVES A HIT

A UK couple from Lancashire have developed a selection of deep-fried flavoured alcohol snacks

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/deep-fried-alcohol-proves-a-hit/?article-source=newsletter&source=939&date=2014-08-04

5 Pumpkin Beers On Shelves This Summer

Last year brought a first pumpkin beer press release Aug. 3.

This year, pumpkin beer made headlines by July.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12823432/1/5-pumpkin-beers-on-shelves-this-summer.html

New Ste Michelle Cabernet

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Columbia Crest brand is crafting its latest Cabernet Sauvignon using a new crowdsourcing method. With the help of an interactive website, the Paterson, Washington state-based winery will ask consumers to weigh in on the 18-month winemaking process, allowing them to decide how to tend, irrigate and harvest the grapes. Additionally, Columbia Crest head winemaker Juan Munoz Oca will help guide the online community and answer questions. Around 1,000 cases of the final Crowdsourced Cabernet 2014 will be available, retailing across the U.S., online and at the Columbia Crest tasting room. For the six months through June, Columbia Crest shipments fell 16%, to 378,000 cases, according to Ste. Michelle.

So Typical: Navigating a New World of Wine Diversity

Jennifer Fiedler untangles the ever-evolving meaning of “typicity” in wine.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/so-typical-navigating-a-new-world-of-wine-diversity/

 

Non-GMO Beer

Look for the label below to make sure.

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http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/non-gmo-beer

  

NEW WILD TURKEY DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY BOURBON

5th August, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Wild Turkey Bourbon has released a new limited edition bottling to celebrate the 60-year service of master distiller Jimmy Russell, called Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/wild-turkey-diamond-anniversary-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=229&date=2014-08-05

WORLD’S WORST WINE DISASTERS

Winemakers are a hardy bunch having faced some undoubtedly challenging situations in recent history, as this list shows.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/worlds-worst-wine-disasters/?article-source=newsletter&source=940&date=2014-08-05

GUINNESS TARGETS US WITH BLONDE LAGER

Guinness will attempt to capture the hearts of US beer drinkers by releasing a blonde American lager this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/guinness-targets-us-with-blonde-lager/?article-source=newsletter&source=940&date=2014-08-05

Will the Real Piña Colada Please Stand Up?

History of the pina colada

http://punchdrink.com/articles/will-the-real-pina-colada-please-stand-up/

Sake With Your Burger? Japan Is Looking West to Save a Tradition

Push to pair sake with western foods

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/world/europe/sake-with-your-burger-japan-looks-west-to-save-a-tradition.html?_r=0

Wine you can eat: Vinia claims to give you benefits of wine without the hangover

Vinia, a red grape cell powder, claims that one single serve packet contains the same amount of antioxidants found in an entire bottle of red wine.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/04/wine-can-eat-vinia-gives-all-benefits-wine-without-hangover/

Box Wine Dispenser helps you maximize every single drop

New gadget for your box wines

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http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20140804/box-wine-dispenser-helps-maximize-single-drop/

Trinchero Family Estates Announces National Wine Education Day and the World Wine Challenge

To help increase awareness and create excitement about wine education and the World Wine Challenge®, Trinchero Family Estates also announced that August 15th will be dedicated as Trinchero National Wine Education Day.

http://worldwinechallenge.com

How to Make Sangrita (VIDEO)

Sangrita is the classic accompaniment to tequila shots in Mexico.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/how-to-make-sangrita-vide_b_5648853.html?page_version=legacy

Massachusetts millennials spend big on guilty pleasures

Massachusetts ranked top state for alcohol sales among young adults.

http://wwlp.com/2014/08/04/massachusetts-millennials-spend-big-on-guilty-pleasures/

Napa Valley, Sonoma…Hiwassee Highlands? Georgia Gets Its First “American Viticultural Area”

Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA

http://www.gpb.org/news/2014/08/04/napa-valley-sonoma-hiwassee-highlands-georgia-gets-its-first-american-viticultural-a

Concha y Toro’s Casillero Del Diablo Debuts New Devil’s Collection

Concha y Toro’s flagship Casillero del Diablo brand is launching a new line of Chilean blends under the moniker Devil’s Collection. The range makes its debut with Devil’s Collection White 2012, which features Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer from the Casablanca Valley, and Devil’s Collection Red 2012, made with Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Rapel Valley. Both offerings are priced at $15 a 750-ml. Casillero del Diablo—which is handled in the U.S. by Excelsior Wines, the joint marketing venture between Concha y Toro and Banfi Vintners—was up 4% to nearly 400,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Paul Hobbs Wine

Winemaker Paul Hobbs has partnered with French vintner Bertrand Vigouroux to launch a new Malbec from the Cahors region of southwest France. Named for the crocus flower, the pair’s Crocus Malbec de Cahors is made with a single Malbec clone sourced from three Vigouroux family properties in Cahors, which is Malbec’s historic home. Around 1,250 cases of Crocus Malbec de Cahors’ inaugural 2011 vintage are currently available in the U.S., retailing for around $45 a bottle. Paul Hobbs Imports (PHI) serves as Crocus’ exclusive importer.

The 50 Best Craft Breweries in America

Slide show of readers choice for top 50 breweries

http://www.thedailymeal.com/50-best-craft-breweries-america

PINNACLE VODKA UNVEILS NEW AMARETTO FLAVOR

Another new flavored Vodka

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/pinnacle-vodka-unveils-new-amaretto-flavour/?article-source=newsletter&source=230&date=2014-08-06

 

FIRST UV ENERGY TABLET COCKTAIL TO LAUNCH

A US entrepreneur is to launch what he claims is the world’s first  “tablet cocktail mixer” producing a beverage that glows under UV lighting and boosts energy levels.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/first-uv-energy-tablet-cocktail-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=941&date=2014-08-06

 

CorkGuard launches new SmartCork range

CorkGuard has launched SmartCork, a range of cork closures said to provide all the benefits of natural cork but with none of the downsides, and at a cost that competes with screw caps and plastic closures.

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http://wine.drinks-business-review.com/news/corkguard-unveils-new-cork-closures-range-for-wine-producers-300514-4281112

New Miller Lite Bottle Design Soon

MillerCoors has decided, with the success of the retro can, to implement the same design on their bottles. This package will be coming soon to retail.

First Pumpkin Beer Is Here!

Popularly known as one of the iconic beers of fall in New England, Shipyard Pumpkinhead is back again! It comes alive once a year! Make sure to get yours while it lasts. Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spice flavor. Try Pumpkinhead with a shot of spiced rum or in a pint glass rimmed with sure and cinnamon.

NOW IN STOCK

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New Shandies from Leinenkugel’s

This year, Leinenkugel’s did it again with some new shandies. One of which is Harvest Patch Shandy, a pumpkin shandy. This seasonal is available on draft and in the Shandy Sampler variety pack only. In the variety pack, it comes with Cranberry Ginger Shandy and Old Fashioned Shandy

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Prosecco vs. Champagne: What’s the difference?

Here are five major differences between the two:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/05/prosecco-vs-champagne-whats-difference/

Wine vernacular: Five terms wine lovers should master

Here are five terms that every new wine lover should master.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/wine/vino-vernacular-five-terms-wine-lovers-should-mast/ngtmD/?__federated=1

You’re Cooling Your Wine All Wrong

There’s a better way to chill your chardonnay, and it won’t cost a dime or take up space in your fridge. That’s right. We want you to put your wine in a toilet.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/toilet-tank-wine-cooler_n_5452483.html

Wine drinkers often overpour, study says

The study, published in Substance Use and Misuse, found that participants poured 12% more wine into a wide glass than a narrow one.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/30/wine-serving-size-too-much/2895661/

Why you should be drinking cheap wine

Very interesting article of wine bottle costs over the years.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2011/11/why_you_should_be_drinking_cheap_wine.html

These Are the 10 Best Booze Ads of All Time: TV Edition

Ten of the best TV ads that have aired in recent years

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/these-are-the-10-best-boo_b_5652240.html

HOW TO MAKE BUSINESS CARDS FROM BEER BOXES

Here’s how to turn your recycling bin into a pile of unique up-cycled business cards.

http://allaboutbeer.com/beer-business-cards/

Drink Your Watermelon

Watermelon cocktails

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/drink-your-watermelon/

How Are Organic Wine Labels Regulated in the U.S.?

In the U.S., TTB recognizes four different types of “ORGANIC” claims.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2014/08/06/how-are-organic-wine-labels-regulated-us/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-2-14

August 2, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-2-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Its August Already And Summer Is Going Fast. Next Week

Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Due In.

Soon We Will Launch An Exciting New Loyalty Program In

Partnership With Quini.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Wine Label Meanings

Water Into Wine Trick

New Items

 

WineGlass app makes clueless drinkers like connoisseurs

Interesting new wine app. Developed for you to take a picture of the wine menu

At a restaurant and assist you with wine details. I will be interested in testing this more.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wineglass-app-makes-the-clueless-drinker-a-connoisseur/

7 questions about wine and nutrition answered

Answers to questions about organic and sulfites in wine

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http://www.mlive.com/drinks/2014/07/7_questions_about_wine_and_nut.html

How tequila made its way to the top shelf in the US

The fastest growth in the US market has been in high-end and super-premium tequila

http://qz.com/240230/how-tequila-made-its-way-to-the-top-shelf-in-the-us/#/h/90018,1/

New Woodchuck Ciders

Vermont Hard Cider’s Woodchuck brand is set to release a trio of ciders, including Hopsation, a new core year-round offering. Rolling out in August, Hopsation features Woodchuck’s original cider and an infusion of Cascade hops, and will be available nationwide in six-packs and on draft. The year-round entry marks Woodchuck’s first core brand extension since 2011. Concurrently, Woodchuck will also launch Sour Cherry Cider, the latest entry in its limited edition Cellar Series, as well as reintroduce Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Sour Cherry will be available in 22-ounce bottles through September, while Fall Harvest, which features notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and white oak, will be offered in six-packs and on draft through October.

Summer’s Not Just For White; It’s Ok To Chill Red Wine

Good advice on which reds to give a chill

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/put-away-summer-whites-ok-chill-red-wine/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13612424&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qJt21BmDUAsE9Jr_1JMXH3oqlrMBj_tIuhlsuE9z_X3grH8eHeyoXP7YH0XWsvn4KHnL-b7UDNYJDam7RdxOX26iM326VzD9jE6WBi0Vu0lGSJk0&_hsmi=13612424

TEN OF THE WORLD’S STRONGEST SPIRITS

A look at grain alcohol and more.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/ten-of-the-worlds-strongest-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=224&date=2014-07-29

Surprising Meanings Behind Common U.S. Wine Label Terms

Best education you can get is on wine label reading.

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http://wine.answers.com/learn-about-wine/surprising-meanings-behind-common-us-wine-label-terms

PROFESSOR CLAIMS TERROIR IS ‘A MYTH’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/is-terroir-a-myth/?article-source=newsletter&source=935&date=2014-07-29

Water to Wine Illusion Box

How to turn water into wine trick.

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http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-to-Wine-Illusion-Box/?ALLSTEPS

Wine Deals Online? Let a Somm Find Them For You

Ian Cauble, who was featured in the recent documentary “Somm,” new website.

Daily wine offers.

http://www.sommselect.com

The secret to good sangria: Give it time to rest

Sangria tips: Agree with letting it soak up the fruit.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/29/5072047/the-secret-to-good-sangria-give.html

All-time high for N.H. liquor sales

Record setting year for NH booze sales.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140729-BIZ-407290344

Study: Mass. Millennials Tops In Alcohol Spending, No. 2 In Coffee Shop Purchases

A new report on spending by millennials – those ages 18 to 35 – finds that Massachusetts’s millennials rank No. 1 nationally in spending on alcohol and No. 2 in spending on coffee.

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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/29/study-mass-millennials-tops-in-alcohol-spending-no-2-in-coffee-shop-purchases/

The Aroma of Color w Jordi Ballester, an IPNC Seminar

Interesting study on wine tasting when you can’t see the color

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/07/28/the-aroma-of-color-w-jordi-ballester-an-ipnc-seminar/

THE STUNNING ARCHITECTURE OF THE WINE WORLD

architectural stunners you’ll find around the wine world.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/stunning-architecture-wine-world/

How to Hold a Wine Glass

Wine Folly blog on proper way to hold a glass

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/hold-wine-glass-civilized/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2fc39526e4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2fc39526e4-62472929&mc_cid=2fc39526e4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

CHOCOLATE LOBSTER BEER MAKES COMEBACK

Brewed with five lobsters, the Dogfish Brewery’s 5.6% Choc Lobster is said to have notes of “bittersweet chocolate” with “subtle herb and ocean notes”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/chocolate-lobster-beer-makes-comeback/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

BIGGEST DRINKING US STATES MAPPED

No surprise NH sells more than any state BUT 50% is sold to residents of other states.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/biggest-drinking-us-states-mapped/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

Americans need to revisit Greek wines

Great read on getting familiar with wines from Greece

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/29/6591516/mike-dunne-on-wine-greek-wines.html

RumChata® Root Beer Float

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day and RumChata has come up with its own adult version to celebrate.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Drinks-detail/rumchata-root-beer-float/

Argentina’s potential debt default could hurt its struggling wine industry

Economy issues leading to lower cost of bulk wine. Also lower yields due to climate.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/argentinas-potential-debt-default-could-cause-wine-prices-to-fall/370019.article

Liquor Of Legend: The Distillery Behind Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blanton’s–And Pappy Van Winkle

Background and history behind the brands

http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2014/07/30/liquor-of-legend-the-distillery-behind-buffalo-trace-bourbon-blantons-and-pappy-van-winkle/

Does adding tannin boost aromatic thiols, too? It just might.

Interesting look at adding tannins to help wines aromatics

http://wineoscope.com/2014/07/30/does-adding-tannin-boost-aromatic-thiols-too-it-just-might/

TOP 10 BOOKS ON BEER

Ten books for beer lovers and education

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-books-on-beer/?article-source=newsletter&source=937&date=2014-07-31

How the pros taste wine, and what the heck is Quini

Blog about the Quini app we use

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http://goodcheapvino.com/pros-taste-wine-heck-quini/

10 things winemakers won’t tell you

What goes into your glass of Pinot? Food coloring, weird additives, and a 400% markup

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-winemakers-wont-tell-you-2014-07-31

HOW IMPORTANT ARE GARNISHES IN COCKTAILS?

Do cocktails really need a garnish?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/how-important-are-garnishes-in-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=227&date=2014-08-01

Mainstream wine drinking is changing

Demand for wine is growing with a shift to new markets and consumers

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/4641/Mainstream_wine_drinking_is_changing.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=Drinks%2BInternational%2Bweekly%2Bnewsletter%2BIssue%2B284

HOSPITAL OPENS WINE BAR FOR TERMINALLY ILL

A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/hospital-opens-wine-bar-for-terminally-ill/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

CORK FIRMS HAIL US AND CHINA DATA

90% of the featured brands used cork as their primary closure.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/cork-firms-hail-us-china-data/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

THE SMALLEST WINERY IN AMERICA IS LOCATED IN A FORMER JAIL

North Carolina’s Calaboose Cellars, a winery that once served as a jail. They are America’s smallest freestanding, complete winery.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-smallest-winery-in-america-is-located-in-a-former-jail

Handcrafted Flasks

Custom Liquor Flask Company

http://www.flasking.com

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old

Heaven Hill Distilleries will release a third bottling of Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Barrel Proof Bourbon this year and three more bottlings next year. Debuting last year as a limited release version of Elijah Craig Small Batch 12-Year-Old, the series is drawn from the company’s inventory of aging barrels and each release reflects the proof of the batch, made of 100 or fewer barrels. A batch of 134.2 proof was released in March 2014 and a 137-proof was released in May, with the third 133.2-proof batch expected in September. In January next year, Heaven Hill will debut the first edition of the 2015 installment of the series. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is available nationwide in 750-ml. bottles retailing at $44.99.

Cool trends in cocktails: Flavor-infused ice cubes

Everyone’s looking at new ways to impress when it comes to keeping drinks cool.

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/news-festivals-events/cool-trends-in-cocktails-flavor-infused-ice-cubes/8766523/

Why Is Trader Joe’s Wine So Cheap?

Feedback from Quora on Two Buck Chuck

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http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/07/31/trader-joes-wine-cheap/

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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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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”

AND

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

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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.

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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

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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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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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http://winefolly.com/update/does-wine-make-you-fat/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=6c8c716cd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-6c8c716cd3-62472929&mc_cid=6c8c716cd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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

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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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http://www.cnbc.com/id/101804794#.

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

Pictures Here:

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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http://winefolly.com/review/3-types-pinot-grigio/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ae7eb0bd85-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ae7eb0bd85-62472929&mc_cid=ae7eb0bd85&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014/06/26/dont-chew-gum-and-other-basic-wine-tasting-rules

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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