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.
Look For Our Combined Food And Wine Articles/Adventures Soon!
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Food Wine Pairings
New Sunday Opening
New CA Wine Education Law
Patriots Suing Bacardi
Liquor sales to be allowed 2 hours earlier on Sundays following Gov. Deval Patrick’s approval
Now Local Towns must approve
7 Ways to Make Bad Wine Drinkable
Always read about penny trick never tried it.
Wine-flavored cotton candy
Order from a candy shop in Des Moines, Iowa
American Gins Go Their Own Way
A new wave of New World gins is delivering flavors the Queen Mother never dreamed of
Patriots suing Bacardi after rum maker walks away from deal
Bacardi deal fell threw
Mixing booze with energy drinks makes you want more alcohol, study finds
New Australian study
Wine prices and the small specialty stores
Great article on price and selection differences between box stores and
Small stores like ours.
Age doesn’t matter when it comes to whiskey
Quality not aging
BEER DOES THE BODY GOOD?
5 reasons why ordering a beer isn’t always an unhealthy option
Tim Gaiser blog on how powerful our sense of smell is
The Two Faces of Soave
Tasting Italian Soaves
Suddenly, more wines contain cobalt
Interesting study on something new being found in wines.
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.
Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?
The quality of corks is in decline
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,
Wine firms must be consumer-centric to win new generation of drinkers
How the “Big” guys use research to build brands
11 Canned Foods You Can Serve, Proudly, With Wine
Canned food and wine pairings
HAHN REDIRECTS BRAND-BUILDING PROWESS
An update on Hahn Winery, What was sold off and new high end line.
The Koolernaut will tell you the perfect temperature for your beer
I love new gadgets!
I’m looking California, and feeling Minnesota…
Wine blog about the CWAS program SF Wine School Offers
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.
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.
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.
Putting Black Box Wine To The Taste Test
Review on how they taste and how long they last
Caught on camera: Man burnt by bartender making flaming cocktail
Watch the crazy video
‘Star Trek’-themed beer
Klingon Warnog is an official Star Trek beerT
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.
The Coolest Beer Cooler We’ve Ever Seen
The Kickstarter project for “The Coolest” cooler has raised over $6 million so far
ALCOHOL FOUND TO IMPROVE SENSE OF SMELL
A modest amount of alcohol can improve your sense of smell, a recent study has concluded.
HOMER SIMPSON WINE DESIGN UNVEILED
Two Russian designers have unveiled their latest work – a pair of wine bottles inspired by Homer and Marge Simpson.
CANADA LAUNCHES ONLINE WINE DIRECTORY
Complete listing of wineries in Canada coming soon!
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!
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.
Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery
Great info on One of California’s historic winemaking regions
Is That MegaPurple, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Very graphic and opinionated wine blogger.
Stance on “no good wine under $20”
Review of additives in wines
4 Sensational Hot Dog & Beer Pairings
All beers less than $10 a six pack
Why the FDA’s Spent Grain Policy Nearly Raised the Cost of Your Beer
Did you know brewers sell their spent grain?
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.
What does “manipulation” of wine mean to you?
Interesting blog on “things” added to wines
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS (AVA)
Good info on AVA stats
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