Liquor Industry News/Links 8-30-14

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

Franklin Liquors

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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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

How To attend and join

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

 

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Franklin Adult Education Fall Classes

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http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20SPIRITS

 

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