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Liquor Industry Week In Review
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Red Grapes Of Italian Wines
Whale Vomit Beer
Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper
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Low Histamines interview with Dr. Eugenio Franzero nutritionist and food intolerance expert (English and Italian version)
Will try to clarify the Histamines, what they are, their effects linked to food intolerance and to our research Low Histamines, wines thanks at their particularities and uniqueness,
Croatia is the Largest Biggest Wine Drinking Nation Per Capita
Take away the tiny countries of Andorra and The Vatican, and Croatia is the number one wine drinking country in the world, according to a table from The Wine Institute doing the social media rounds on May 17, 2016.
Watch German barman break record carrying 24 beer steins – Guinness World Records Italian Show
Oliver Struempfel from Germany successfully broke the record for the Most beer steins carried over 40 m (male) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Milan with a staggering 24 pints – bettering his previous record by three steins.
Craft Beer Preferences
How to Shop for Craft Beer
The next time you’re shopping for beer, try these expert tips for filling your cart.
THE WINE YOU SHOULD DRINK BASED ON YOUR FAVORITE BRAND OF YOGA PANTS
The wine you should be drinking after your yoga class based on the yoga pants brand you happen to be wearing.
WEARABLE ALCOHOL MONITOR
A San Francisco-based tech company has won a $200,000 prize for its wearable alcohol monitor capable of detecting a person’s blood alcohol levels and alerting a user when they should stop drinking.
The orange wines of Friuli
As of the 1990s, the so-called “Friuli style” of white wine production was adopted by other Italian white wine regions hoping to challenge Friuli’s success.
What Coffee You Should Order Based on What Kind of Wine You Like
Picking a wine is hard, but switching up your coffee choice = even harder. Luckily you can now kill two birds with one stone, because new research suggests that your wine preference often determines the kind of coffee you will enjoy most.
TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank
The new grape varieties, Mustang and Riverbank, can be used on American wine labels
The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Areas
What are American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)? Are they appellations?
DFV Ups Monterey Presence With Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard Buy
Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) has acquired River Road Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands from the McFarland family. The purchase, which was made for an undisclosed sum, includes 243 acres planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. DFV said it will begin incorporating fruit from River Road in future luxury programs, and also pursue replanting, with focus on Pinot Noir.
River Road was originally planted in 1972 by the late Jerry McFarland, whose family will continue to source fruit from River Road for the McFarland brand. For DFV, the acquisition complements the company’s existing Monterey vineyard holdings, which include the San Bernabe Vineyard in the sub-appellation of the same name.
The Grapes Behind Italian Red Wines
If variety is what you crave in your red wines, then Italy is the place for you.
BOTTOM SNIFFER’ BEER FOR DOGS LAUNCHED
A beer for dogs called “Bottom Sniffer” has been launched in the UK, giving owners the chance to partake in a pint with their pooch.
NH Trial begins in liquor bid battle
A trial over accusations of bid-rigging in the biggest contract in state history — a $200 million deal with the N.H. Liquor Commission for warehousing services — got under way in superior court
U.S. wine changed forever 40 years ago, but not just at a blind tasting in Paris
Yet there was another event in 1976 that had a similarly profound effect on the industry and on American wine, even on the wider foodie culture staring out at us from magazines, newspapers, TV shows and restaurant menus. On June 4 of that year, the New York Legislature passed the state’s Farm Winery Act. Gov. Hugh Carey signed it the same day.
Finally, a gadget for beer lovers who can’t pour beer
Japanese company Takara-Tomy’s “Beer Hour Stadium Foamy Head Dispenser” aims to pour beer with a perfect head of foam.
Becoming Bogle: How a 2-million-case Winery Keeps that Family Feeling
What may be less known is the company’s commitment to sustainability. All 1,600 of the company vineyards are certified sustainable under the stringent “Lodi Rules” regulations and, in an unusual extra step, the company pays a bonus to growers they source from who meet the same standard.
This is how your living room is killing the neighborhood bar
Bars Vs Liquor Stores
White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers
There are several white wines that go above and beyond the typical fruity-fresh white style and deliver a savory complexity that is worthy of even the most ardent red wine fan.
Wine-store signs often deceptive, group says
This means nearly 90 percent of stores had signage promoting wine ratings for bottles containing vintages not actually for sale. In some cases, the vintage had not yet been rated so an older rating had been displayed.
Whale vomit beer could be the next big thing
California Regulation Requires Warning Labels for BPA
Retailers and tasting rooms are required to post 5” X 5” signs at the point of sale. OEHHA emergency regulations also require that a BPA warning be posted prior to a California consumer purchase of wine via the Internet. The warning should be visible to consumers at the check-out point on winery websites.
What would New Zealand wineries turn to if consumers stopped drinking sauvignon blanc?
It’s the country’s leading variety, accounting for 85% of exports and 21,000ha of New Zealand’s 36,200ha of producing vineyards, and expected to reach 21,900ha by 2018.
What to know about restaurant wine lists
For most people, ordering wine in a restaurant is a tricky game, rife with pitfalls that are not always accidental.
THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART
Total Wine To Deliver In MA
Total Wine & More and delivery provider Instacart have extended their alliance to the Boston market. The two companies first partnered in Miami Beach last fall, and also linked in the Texas market this spring. Total Wine’s delivery area in the Boston area will initially include parts of Cambridge, Charlestown, Somerville and downtown Boston.
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This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.
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Enjoy an afternoon Winery Tour and Tasting at this beautiful farm winery. Come and learn more about how this local, family-run farm grows their own berries and uses them to make delicious fruit wines. See where the fruit is grown, tour the winemaking facility and sample their popular wines.
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