Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14

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

Franklin Liquors

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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