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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.
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
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
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.
13 Can’t-Go-Wrong Wine and Cheese Pairings
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
Wine Lovers Should Probably Leave Mass.
Massachusetts received an F rating and is ranked 43rd among the states.
Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine
Have you ever heard about Gorgona, Italy?
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.
Paso Robles announces wine app
App makes it easy for wine lovers to plan their trips through Paso Robles wine country.
How to choose low calorie drinks
Craft beer expert, talks about what to look for so you can make healthy, low calorie drink decisions.
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
Putting Ontario wine on the map
The Ontario wine market is not only Canadians, but tourists visiting Niagara Falls.
Vermont Wine: A Growing Business
There are at least 35 wineries in the state, and most have been established recently.
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®
Also The Certification Website
Would You Drink a GMO Beer?
Chances are, you probably already do.
MEAD: A TIME BEFORE WINE
Interesting read on government checking of label accuracy
Live Free and Drink Wine in New Hampshire
What sets New Hampshire apart from the other top-performing states is its tax regime.
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.
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.
TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL VODKA BRANDS
Compiled by the drinks business together with Intangible Business
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.
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.
Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World
What’s the next malbec?
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
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.
The Best Wine Tasting Tours Around the World
the best international wine destinations for everyone from first-timers to full-blown oenophiles.
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.
Red Wine May Protect Against Foodborne Norovirus
A Glass A Day Keeps Gastroenteritis At Bay?
New study: the basis of a whole wide range of possibilities regarding the factors that influence the wine tasting.
Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer
Don’t understand this study. Pats charge $9 for beer that’s #1 no??
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.
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?
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
Few people outside China have ever tasted the top-selling brew in the world.
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
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.
The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing
Interesting story on the use of the word Natural on a wine label.
A Pragmatic Approach to Wine Ratings
Wine Folly blog look at wine ratings
Why grocery stores love wine
Wine was the seventh biggest category by dollar amount for supermarkets.
Check out these crazy numbers!
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…
Canadian wine is going places
Canadian wine is finally firing on all cylinders
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