Liquor Industry News/Links 05-16-15

May 16, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-16-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

This Week The Franklin Wine Club Hosted:

Joel Gott Winery, Are You A Wine Explorer Yet??

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Thank You To Curl Salon In Medway!

Our Wines Were Served At An Open House Event.

Our Friend Kim Of Vintias Wineworks Presented For Us.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Americans Drinking Less But Spending More

Tequila And Wine Weight Loss

 

AND MORE!

A SNAPSHOT OF VACQUEYRAS

Located in Southeastern France, Vacqueyras is one of the most recent additions to the Southern Rhône wine region, having received its appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) status in February of 1990 (following the Gigondas AOC in 1971, and preceding the Beaumes-de-Venise AOC in 2005)

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-snapshot-of-vacqueyras

Wine trade rumor: Santa Margherita, Terlato consider divorce

“We continue to work under the terms of our agreement with Santa Margherita,” said Liz Barrett, Terlato Wines vice president of corporate communications. “I know there’s many rumors out there. We don’t comment on those.”

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/05/wine-trade-rumor-santa-margherita.html

White Oak Winery fends off trademark infringement

On March 9, a federal court ruled that a New York-based vodka company with sales operations in Los Angeles infringed the trademark of Healdsburg-based White Oak Vineyard & Winery. The court’s injunction prohibits White Oak Spirits from using its White Oak trademark.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/107047/white-oak-winery-fends-off-trademark-infringement/

Americans Are Drinking Less But Spending More on Fancy Booze

American tastes in alcohol are getting more sophisticated—and more expensive

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-08/americans-are-drinking-less-but-spending-more-on-fancy-booze

The 21 Stages Of Falling In Love With Wine

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it’s pretty tough not to appreciate a glass of wine, and some of us even find ourselves in a lifelong love affair with vino.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/falling-in-love-wine_n_7232348.html

Thirsty Guide to Chilean Red Wine

It seems unlikely that the thin, long country of Chile is a larger producer of Cabernet Sauvignon than the US, but it’s true!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/chilean-red-wine-guide/

WHY WINE SHOULD NEVER BE SERVED ICE-COLD

Chilling it down too far – we’re talking frigid ice-cold level – can actually remove many of the pleasures of drinking that wine instead of the lemonade or water those minors across the park are enjoying.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-wine-should-never-be-served-ice-cold/

Unravelling the mystery of Burgundy and what happened to the Mâconnais

Burgundy is arguably the world’s most prestigious wine region.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/wine-unravelling-the-mystery-of-burgundy-and-what-happened-to-the-maconnais

TEQUILA COULD HELP WITH WEIGHT-LOSS

While not normally considered part of a healthy diet, scientists have discovered that the sugars found in Tequila may beneficial to weight-loss and treating diabetes.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/tequila-could-help-with-weight-loss/

How to Host a Beer Tasting Party

When planning a fun beer taste testing party, try to grab beers along all stages of the spectrum, giving your guests the opportunity to try each type and decide what they like.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/blog/beer-tasting-party/

Crown Royal Debuts First-Ever Rye Whisky

Diageo has added to Crown Royal’s portfolio with the nationwide release of Northern Harvest Rye, its first-ever blended rye whisky. “With rye whiskies serving as integral components of the Crown Royal Deluxe blend for more than 75 years, it was a natural and authentic extension to provide our loyal fans a rye offering,” said Yvonne Briese, vice president of marketing, Diageo North American Whiskey. The 90-proof offering’s suggested retail price is $29.99 a 750-ml. bottle.

Diageo is also expanding availability of its Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel whisky into new U.S. markets following an initial limited release in Texas. Featuring Crown Royal’s base Coffey Rye whisky, the 103-proof single barrel liquid is produced at the brand’s Coffey Rye still in Gimli, Manitoba. It marks the first national rollout of a barrel program by Crown Royal, allowing retailers to purchase an entire barrel, with every bottle ($54.99 a 750-ml.) produced from a barrel featuring a personalized medallion naming the retail location.

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Grapefruit Emerging As Summer Beer Trend

Summer hasn’t even begun, but it’s beginning to look like grapefruit will be the big flavor trend for the beer category this season.

Several craft brewers have been producing beers featuring grapefruit flavors in recent years, but now at least two national players are behind new grapefruit-influenced brews. MillerCoors’ Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy, a summer seasonal, launched nationally in March, and the company says the response has been so positive that an enhanced order window for distributors has been added. The Coors Light Citrus Radler, due this summer, is also expected to have a grapefruit component. “The grapefruit beer market grew triple digits last year,” Ashley Selman, senior director of marketing at MillerCoors’ Tenth & Blake unit, reports. Earlier this year, Boston Beer Co.’s Alchemy & Science subsidiary launched Traveler’s Grapefruit Ale nationally.

Harpoon Brewing’s summer seasonal UFO Big Squeeze, meanwhile, is available in 24 states and Washington, D.C. “Beer drinkers have embraced UFO Big Squeeze more than we had anticipated,” says brand manager Chris Bonacci. Other brews containing grapefruit include Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA, Shiner’s Ruby Redbird and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Germany.

3 Wines to Pair with Eggs Benedict

The brunch staple goes best with the world’s most versatile pairing wines: sparklers, Rieslings and rosés.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/10/3-wines-pair-eggs-benedict

Your Beer Glass Shape Might Be Making You Drink Too Much, Says Science, So Think Carefully About Your Next Pint

There are a lot of things that might contribute to whether or not we overdo it at the bar — but now we’ve got something else to add to the list

http://www.bustle.com/articles/81763-your-beer-glass-shape-might-be-making-you-drink-too-much-says-science-so-think-carefully

In defense of the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine)

There are many that feel that being certified in wine knowledge is a load of bull. Then there are those that are certified that believe the CSW is a joke. I’m going to explain to you why neither case is true.

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http://www.thewinestalker.net/2015/05/csw.html

TOP 10 CRAZY SPIRITS MARKETING STUNTS

Whether by creating a giant cucumber-shaped aircraft or pouring rum over the naked breasts of glamour models, the spirits world has never been averse to clever – but crazy – marketing stunts

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-crazy-spirits-marketing-stunts/?article-source=newsletter&source=424&date=2015-05-12

This Gadget Will Make Cheap Beer Taste Better

The secret, of course, is better head.

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https://www.maxim.com/tech/gadgets/article/gadget-will-make-cheap-beer-taste-better

I tried a bunch of apps for wine lovers, and these are the ones worth downloading

There are more wine apps out there than anyone could possibly want — or need.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-apps-for-wine-lovers-2015-5

Wines by the glass at Fenway Park pretty good, better bargain than beer

Another thing that surprised me was I couldn’t find any Red Sox wine for sale at Fenway Park. If they are selling it there, they sure aren’t promoting it.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/wine_press_wine_at_fenway_park.html

Wine bedtime snack can help you lose weight, study claims

Wine drinkers rejoice. A new study has found that a glass of wine before bed can help you lose weight.

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/wine-bedtime-snack-can-help-you-lose-weight-study-/nmD32/

The Perfect Harvest

California’s Livermore Valley was once renowned for making the finest wine in the world. John Kinney, a local winemaker, professor, historian and craftsman, is on a journey to reclaim that title and he’s drawing on the history of the Valley to do it.

This short film tells the story of John’s pursuit of the perfect harvest in Livermore Valley.

https://vimeo.com/114387256

There Goes the Neighborhood – Miley Cyrus Buys a Vineyard

Miley Cyrus has just dropped a cool $4 million on a ranch in Los Angeles‘ San Fernando Valley. It has a riding area, a pool and an outdoor fireplace, as well as 550 or so Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/there-goes-the-neighborhood-mylie-cyrus-buys-a-vineyard

Boston Beer to Re-Release Two Drinker Favorite Beers

Based on the input of beer drinkers everywhere, Samuel Adams brewers will pull recipes from their “vault” and ultimately choose two winning brews to be re-released nationally for a limited time.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-re-releases-16-beers

The Wine Group Adds Canned Wines To Flipflop

The Wine Group is launching a new line of wine in cans under its Flipflop brand. Flipflop’s new entries, which are debuting nationwide, are packaged in 250-ml. cans that will retail in four-packs for $12. Including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Fizzy Sangria and Fizzy Crisp White, the cans contain the equivalent of two 4.2-ounce glasses of wine, and are geared toward summer outdoor occasions. According to Impact Databank, Flipflop declined 2.4% to 770,000 cases last year.

BANDOL’S WINES: PROVENCE’S TRUE STAR

So many things make the Provençal commune of Bandol a unique place: its micro-climate, use of Mourvèdre as its primary varietal, steep slopes requiring manual harvests and a pure pedigree as an ancient wine-making region.

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/02/bandol_s_wines_provence_s_true_star.html

15 bizarro beers that taste amazing

Peanut butter beer? Licorice beer? Beer brewed with whole pizzas? Weird beers that actually work.

Mamma Mia Pizza Beer

http://draftmag.com/weird-beers-that-taste-amazing/

Diageo Targets Upscale Bourbon Tier With Blade And Bow Rollout

Diageo is officially launching its next play in the high-end Bourbon segment with the unveiling of its Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey brand, created at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Inspired by the “five keys” symbol found throughout the distillery (and named for the two parts of a skeleton key), Blade and Bow is available in two offerings—Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (91 proof, $49.99) and 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (92 proof, $149.99). The former is made from some of the oldest stocks to be distilled at Stitzel-Weller before it closed in 1992 and matured using the solera aging method. The 22-Year-Old Bourbon includes whiskies distilled in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky, and was most recently aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.

Blade and Bow follows Diageo’s launch of fellow upscale Bourbon labels Old Blowhard, Barterhouse and Rhetoric—all part of its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project—last year.

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New Sauvignon Blanc From Sonoma-Cutrer

Brown-Forman’s Sonoma-Cutrer has released its first-ever Sauvignon Blanc. Rolling out as the third entry in Sonoma-Cutrer’s Winemakers Release Series, the new offering is produced with Russian River Valley-sourced fruit and makes its debut with a 2014 vintage. The Sonoma-Cutrer Sauvignon Blanc is currently available in select U.S. markets, priced at around $24.99 a 750-ml. Previous entries in Sonoma-Cutrer’s limited production Winemakers Release Series include Late Harvest Chardonnay, as well as Founders Reserve Legacy, a premium Chardonnay offering.

What Exactly Is ‘Sustainable’ Wine?

Do grapes and vineyards really need to be pulled into the fight for sustainability? Conscience and all that “green” stuff seems to fly in the face of the luxurious joy proffered by a spectacular bottle of chardonnay.

https://munchies.vice.com/articles/what-exactly-is-sustainable-wine

Who Are You? Limoux Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fastest-growing French sparkling wine appellation in the US has many faces.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/who-are-you-limoux-wine-s-identity-crisis

Are Wine Drinkers More Responsible?

Based on statistics pulled from various, moderately reputable sources including the US Census Bureau, TTB (Tobacco Tax Bureau), NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), and Gallup, and it appears that, on average, wine drinkers drink less than beer drinkers.

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Sugar in Wine, The Great Misunderstanding

Sweetness is a perception. Bitterness, like the caffeine in colas, or tannins in wine, will reduce the perception of sugar. So does acidity. Hence the delightful phosphoric acid in your Coke, and the importance of natural acidity in wine.

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http://winefolly.com/update/sugar-in-wine-misunderstanding/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=0aec3f42b5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-0aec3f42b5-62472929&mc_cid=0aec3f42b5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-09-15

May 9, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-09-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

We Have Wines For Mom!

Along With The Perfect Wine For Mothers Day

Mommy’s Time Out

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Forget The Roses!

Moms Want Rosés!!!

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 Happy Mother’s Day!

 

David Vs. Goliath Update

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Did you hear that sound last night??? It was the POP of small business support in Franklin! Not by a resident or a potential customer BUT by the Town Of Franklin council.

 

Our family knew it was going to be hard to get the Town to not give Big Y a beer/wine license. What we did not know is that OUR town had given up on small businesses LONG before we walked in the meeting.

For the past few months we have joined in the #shopfranklin, small business co-op and downtown partnership groups. It was a good feeling to know people see a need for small business. One meeting with a town representative all that was asked is “what can the town do for you”. What can the town of Franklin do for us?? We have come to realize that answer is nothing UNLESS you donate A LOT of money to the town, help with road infrastructure or give a traffic light.   As a small business we cannot support in any other way than our taxes and fees paid every year.

 

council chairman Robert Vallee underscored that Big Y has invested thousands of dollars in the community and employs more than 100 residents

 

The older generations talk about how the downtown was where all went to shop. There were markets, hardware stores and so much more. The business owners were all local families helping families.

The days are long gone when you had to go to one area of town to buy all you need. We realize the liquor industry is growing and in this case that was NOT the issue. The issue was legal precedent set last year on a 5-4 vote for denial. One store denied based on one store across the street. Big y is in the area a 3 others. Open and shut case BUT no! Not even close 8-1 in favor!

 

We did not play the competition card or talk of the no courtesy notice to surrounding businesses card. We simply stated FACT that there was precedent in town and in the state of MA.

 

There are so many reasons for us to be disappointed and we have learned a big lesson of this town we grew up in and love.

 

Instead we would like to thank all that helped and supported in the one-week time frame we had to present. We received MANY letters from residents and businesses in town. Its unfortunate NO ONE in the town will ever hear or see them. Makes you wonder did the town council??

 

OUR Town of Franklin has sent the message. Small business has NO support and as individual consumers and businesses we must spread the word.

 

Thank you to councilor Robert Dellorco for his understanding and support!

 

We hope to serve you for the next 37 Years

As we have in the past!

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

 

Read All About It:

Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150507/NEWS/150507362

 

Franklin Matters

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/live-reporting-license-transactions.html

 

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/sidewalks-beerwine-license-and-rfps.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FranklinMatters+%28Franklin+Matters%29

 

 

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

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Take Care And Happy Mothers Day!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Beer And Wine Pen

Brunch Drinks For Mom

 

AND MORE!

TOP 10 BANNED ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

The drinks trade has seen its fair share of drinks banned from public consumption over the years, be it for their political, legal or saucy undertones.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-banned-alcoholic-drinks/

Why Low-Calorie Wines Sour on American Shelves

U.S. wine drinkers don’t want to compromise on on indulgence, but the products are the new toast of Europe

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-low-calorie-wines-sour-on-american-shelves-1430515980

Know your wine importers

An easy way to navigate a wine shop is to know your importers

http://nooga.com/169823/uncorked-know-your-wine-importers/

Poppy Reserve

Poppy Reserve is a smart, wireless wine rack with pressure, temperature and humidity sensors that monitors the environment in which the wine rack is located and then automatically fulfills and ships new bottles of wine when it is running low.

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https://www.quirky.com/invent/1645628/action/vote/query/view=trending&categories=all

Large wine glasses are fuelling obesity epidemic, warns health expert

The fashion for large wine glasses has fuelled a rise in the number of ‘invisible’ calories people are inadvertently consuming through alcohol

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http://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/foodnews/large-wine-glasses-are-fuelling-obesity-epidemic-warns-health-expert/ar-BBiPDwb

How to Buy Italian Wine (When You Know Nothing About Italian Wine)

Wandering through the wine aisle is hard enough when you don’t know much about it

http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/how-to-buy-italian-wine-when-you-know-nothing-about-italian-wine/ar-BBiSazf

Randolph MA VFW loses liquor license for 10 days after drunken-driving fatal

Post served Bridgewater woman who killed Easton woman in accident

http://bridgewater.wickedlocal.com/article/20150504/NEWS/150508856

Italian Wine Appellations that are Downright Confounding

The scores of DOCG wines, hundreds of IGT (P) wines and even more DOC (P).

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2015/05/italian-wine-appellations-that-are.html

BEAUMES-DE-VENISE, MORE THAN JUST MUSCAT

Beaumes-de-Venise is a wine producing village located in the eastern central region of the southern half of France’s Rhône Valley, next to Vacqueyras and the highly respected Gigondas

https://grapecollective.com/articles/beaumesdevenise-more-than-just-muscat

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEER FOAM & CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES

The nature of Champagne bubbles and beer foam (also known as the beer head), are a little different. Here’s why:

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-difference-between-beer-foam-champagne-bubbles/

Wine & Weed: A guide to flavor, pot pairings, wine profiles

We have seen many food and wine pairing BUT never weed and wine!

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/05/01/wine-weed-guide-pairings-marijuana/33764/

What’s the Big Deal About Sake?

It’s time wine drinkers took sake a little more seriously

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/what-s-the-big-deal-about-sake

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CAVA

Once referred to “Spanish Champagne”, Cava is far from dependent on associations with French fizz having carved a respected reputation of its own.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/7-things-you-should-know-about-cava/

STRENGTH IN MATURITY? A LOOK AT OLD VINES

Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/strength-in-maturity-a-look-at-old-vines-wine/

WHAT TO DO WITH BAD WINE AND BEER? TURN THEM INTO INK WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL PEN

The WINK pen—which got its name from combining wine and ink—is a handsome piece of letter-writing equipment

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/style/what-do-bad-wine-and-beer-turn-them-ink-beautiful-pen

The world’s biggest wine producers

According to OIV, today about 39% of the wine is consumed outside European countries, compared to 31% in 2000.

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http://businesstech.co.za/news/international/86672/the-worlds-biggest-wine-producers/

WORLD’S MOST EXTRAVAGANT WINERIES

Next month Château Margaux will officially unveil its new winery and cellar, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/worlds-most-extravagant-wineries/

Can Vegans Drink Wine?

Most wines are processed with non-vegan clarifying agents (such as egg whites). There are however, a few wines that are vegan and you can learn what to look for.

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Common Wine Faults Explained

From the damp-cardboard smell of a corked bottle to crystals at the bottom of your glass, flawed wine can spring some surprises

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Why I Think Cabernet Franc is Better Than Cabernet Sauvignon

An ode to Cabernet Franc, the largely produced, yet too often unsung, little gem of a wine.

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Volatilizing Your Esters Brings Joy to Your Wine Experience

Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. Volatilizing your esters is the key to enhancing that experience 10 fold.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/05/06/volatilizing-your-esters-2/

CONSIDERING THE WINES OF SERBIA

Serbia lies at the heart of the former Yugoslavia. According to the Oxford Companion to Wine, it produced “one-third of all ex-Yugoslavian wine” as of 2002.

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How Do You Like to Learn?

Today, the food-and-wine learning experience has changed radically

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WHIP UP A SPLENDIDLY BOOZY BRUNCH FOR YOUR MOM

This Mother’s Day, make your mom wine-spiked brunch to show your appreciation.

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50 Shades Of Rosé: The Perfect Wine All Year Long

It’s warm and everyone is talking about rosé again. They must be doing a lot of talking because sales of rosé grew by 25% last year, according to a recent Nielsen report.

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New Mark West Wine

Constellation Brands is adding a Willamette Valley, Oregon Pinot Noir to the Mark West brand line. Part of Mark West’s Appellation Series (which also features Pinots from Carneros, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands), the new Oregon offering retails at $25 a bottle. Constellation acquired the Mark West brand from Purple Wine Co. in 2012. The Pinot Noir-focused label sells more than 800,000 cases annually.

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David Vs. Goliath Update

May 7, 2015

David Vs. Goliath Update

Did you hear that sound last night???

It was the POP of small business support in Franklin! Not by a resident or a potential customer BUT by the Town Of Franklin council.

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Our family knew it was going to be hard to get the Town to not give Big Y a beer/wine license. What we did not know is that OUR town had given up on small businesses LONG before we walked in the meeting.

For the past few months we have joined in the #shopfranklin, small business co-op and downtown partnership groups. It was a good feeling to know people see a need for small business. One meeting with a town representative all that was asked is “what can the town do for you”. What can the town of Franklin do for us?? We have come to realize that answer is nothing UNLESS you donate A LOT of money to the town, help with road infrastructure, give a traffic light or sponsor town events.   As a small business we cannot support in any other way than our taxes and fees paid every year.

 

council chairman Robert Vallee underscored that Big Y has invested thousands of dollars in the community and employs more than 100 residents

 

The older generations talk about how the downtown was where all went to shop. There were markets, hardware stores and so much more. The business owners were all local families helping families.

The days are long gone when you had to go to one area of town to buy all you need. We realize the liquor industry is growing and in this case that was NOT the issue. The issue was legal precedent set last year on a 5-4 vote for denial. One store denied based on one store across the street. Big y is in the area a 3 others. Open and shut case BUT no! Not even close 8-1 in favor!

 

We did not play the competition card or talk of the no courtesy notice to surrounding businesses card. We simply stated FACT that there was precedent in town and in the state of MA.

 

There are so many reasons for us to be disappointed and we have learned a big lesson of this town we grew up in and love.

 

Instead we would like to thank all that helped and supported in the one-week time frame we had to present. We received MANY letters from residents and businesses in town. Its unfortunate NO ONE in the town will ever hear or see them. Makes you wonder did the town council??

 

OUR Town of Franklin has sent the message. Small business has NO support and as individual consumers and businesses we must spread the word.

 

Thank you to councilor Robert Dellorco for his understanding and support!

 

We hope to serve you for the next 37 Years

As we have in the past!

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

 

Read All About It:

Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150507/NEWS/150507362

 

Franklin Matters

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/live-reporting-license-transactions.html

 

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-02-15

May 2, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

David Vs. Goliath??

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Our “small” family owned liquor store (Vintage 1978) is located close to TWO other liquor retailers. One is Shaw’s supermarket (beer/Wine) the other a “small” family owned business Devita’s Market (Full liquor)

 

We knew there was a Beer/Wine license available for a while in town. Last March another “small Business” tried to get it

and the Franklin Town council denied it as there was another “small business” across the street from it AND “no public need”.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/03/live-reporting-town-council-mar-5-2014.html

(“motion for denial on basis for no public need on basis of over saturation in current area”)

 

Tuesday while checking out a customer she stated Big Y (located across from us) was getting a license. Reaching out to our contact at Big Y it was confirmed.

 

Today we started to prepare to oppose that based on last year’s council decision. ONLY to find out the meeting is next week Wednesday May 6th 7:10pm.

It was shocking we did not get a notice of the meeting for approval as we are directly across from them.

At the town hall we were told only people notified are within 300ft. As a note I did find online the legal notice posted in the Milford News.

 

I contacted Shaw’s corporate and Devita’s they also were not aware.

Please understand we realize there is a convenience factor for supermarkets. Our goal is that the Town council votes as they did last year on “need” and location of THREE businesses in area.(over saturation )

Keeping in mind last year’s denial was a small “store” within the same distance of ONE “small” store.

The Big Y is in the same location as TWO “small” stores and ONE “large” store.

 

There are many movements/groups in Town to support “small business”.

Please keep this Town Council meeting/decision and us in mind we would love your support.

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

Or share this on social media.

 

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

Are You A Wine Explorer Yet?

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Scoop On Wine Prices

All About Chardonnay

 AND MORE!

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART [INFOGRAPHIC]

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REYKA SLAMMED OVER BRUCE JENNER COCKTAILS

Reyka vodka is in hot water over a tactless email encouraging people to make Bruce Jenner “Gender Bender” cocktails to enjoy during the reality TV star’s interview with ABC News.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/reyka-slammed-over-bruce-jenner-cocktails/

Wine Temps 101

Dos & Don’ts for Storing and Serving Your Favorite Wines

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The Best Wines to Pair with Crab Cakes

Lots of wines can work, depending on the other flavors involved, but you can’t go wrong with medium-bodied whites and sparkling wines.

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Ste. Michelle Debuts Collaborative Tenet Range

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Rhône winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie to launch Tenet Wines, a new Syrah-focused range. The collaborative lineup features a pair of offerings from Washington’s Columbia Valley—including the Tenet GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) and The Pundit Syrah—and an entry from the Rhône Valley’s Costières de Nîmes, Le Fervent Syrah. Both The Pundit ($24.99 a 750-ml.) and Le Fervent ($21.99) will be available nationwide starting June 1, with their inaugural 2013 vintage limited to 8,113 cases and 5,000 cases, respectively. Tenet GSM ($70), meanwhile, is slated to follow in September with a 2013 vintage totaling 1,069 cases.

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MORE WINE GROWN IN CHINA THAN FRANCE

China has now overtaken France to be the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/more-wine-grown-in-china-than-france/

Johnny Cash on Beer Bottles

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If you want to make money, don’t open a liquor store

Specialty-foods stores, grocery stores and liquor stores are among least-profitable small businesses

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Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today

Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century, who steered the world’s taste in sparkling wine from sweet to drier styles – a preference that stuck.

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A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement

Compared to normal still wine production, Champagne winemaking gets pretty complicated.

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Tasting and Ranking 39 of the Best American Wheat Beers

American-made wheat beers from hefeweizen to Belgian wit

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HandCraft Wines unveils two new additions

HandCraft Pinot Grigio and HandCraft Malbec

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6 Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Drink Wine

Technology has changed:

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5 Things To Know About Dating A Wine Lover, Because Winos Are A Totally Different Kind of Drinker

In other words, wine lovers are a different breed of a drinker. So if you’re dating one, (male or Female) there are a few things you should know.

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A COMPUTER ALGORITHM CAN SEE WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK

THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR NOSE GIVES YOU AWAY

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5 Countries Drink Half The World’s Wine

Since 2000, overall wine consumption has diminished in traditional wine-drinking countries and has increased in countries new to wine drinking.

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8 GREAT BEER COCKTAIL RECIPES: INFOGRAPHIC

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BEYOND THE MINT JULEP: 11 DROOLWORTHY KENTUCKY DERBY COCKTAILS

 There are plenty of other drinks fit for Kentucky Derby royalty

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FASCINATING FACTS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT BEER

Think you know everything about beer? This collection of fascinating beer-related facts might surprise you.

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Massachusetts beer distributor charged in ‘pay-to-play’ probe

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or ABCC, said Craft Beer Guild LLC violated a state rule against offering inducements to retailers to stock its products over those of competitors and a state law that prohibits distributors from charging different prices for the same products.

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Guide to Chardonnay Wine Grape Variety

Chardonnay is probably the most famous white grape variety in the world.

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THE BEER BUCKET LIST (2.0): 30 BEERS TO TRY ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

This is The Beer Bucket List 2.0

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FLOORING COMPANY LOSES CHAMPAGNE BATTLE

The Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne (CIVC) has won its case against a flooring company that was trying to trademark a range of “caviar and Champagne” products.

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What Wine Pairs Best With a Big Mac?

Barbera, Sangiovese and Tempranillo are well suited to acid/fatty foods such as the Big Mac.

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The Effects Drinking Alcohol On An Empty Stomach Have On Your Body

How bad is it, really, to drink on an empty stomach?

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Barolo vs Brunello: Sizing Up Italy’s Most Popular Reds

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Cheap Wine Tastes Better If We Think It’s Expensive, Says Study, So Maybe That Bottle Of Plonk Isn’t So Bad After All

How “marketing placebo effects” function not just with regards to self-reported enjoyment, but in terms of what’s going on in our brains when they’re at work

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Is Wine Cheaper Than Water?

Fact or fiction: In some countries, beer and wine is cheaper than water.

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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New Craft Beers

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Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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David Vs Goliath We Need Your Support

May 1, 2015

David Vs. Goliath??

 DavidvGoliath

Our “small” family owned liquor store (since 1978) is located close to TWO other liquor retailers. One is Shaw’s supermarket (beer/Wine) the other a “small” family owned business Devita’s Market (Full liquor)

 

We knew there was a Beer/Wine license available for a while in town. Last March another “small Business” tried to get it

and the Franklin Town council denied it as there was another “small business” across the street from it AND “no public need”.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/03/live-reporting-town-council-mar-5-2014.html

(“motion for denial on basis for no public need on basis of over saturation in current area”)

 

Tuesday while checking out a customer she stated Big Y (located across from us) was getting a license. Reaching out to our contact at Big Y it was confirmed.

 

Today we started to prepare to oppose that based on last year’s council decision. ONLY to find out the meeting is next week Wednesday May 6th 7:10pm.

It was shocking we did not get a notice of the meeting for approval as we are directly across from them.

At the town hall we were told only people notified are within 300ft. As a note I did find online the legal notice posted in the Milford News.

 

I contacted Shaw’s corporate and Devita’s they also were not aware.

Please understand we realize there is a convenience factor for supermarkets. Our goal is that the Town council votes as they did last year on “need” and location of THREE businesses in area.(over saturation )

Keeping in mind last year’s denial was a small “store” within the same distance of ONE “small” store.

The Big Y is in the same location as TWO “small” stores and ONE “large” store.

 

There are many movements/groups in Town to support “small business”.

Please keep this Town Council meeting/decision and us in mind we would love your support.

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

Or share this on social media.

 

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

 

Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-25-15

April 25, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-25-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

TWO EXCITING ANNOUCEMENTS!!

 We have great news for you!

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

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Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Wines

New Craft Beers

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will

include many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses.

More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Made With Sewage Water

Sangria

Fat In Wine

 

AND MORE!

How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Here are a couple of guidelines

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/how-to-plan-a-stress-free-trip-to-the-wine-country/Content?oid=2926537

The Italian Wine Country You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The wines of Franciacorta are not widely imported in America.

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-italian-wine-country-youve-probably-never-116647031957.html

SEWAGE BEER GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to create beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/sewerage-beer-given-the-go-ahead/

PAIRING HERBS WITH WINE

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Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/wine-review-santa-rita-hills-pinot-noir.html?_r=1

10 Reasons Why Wine is Better Than Sex

Here are a few reasons why…

http://vinomofo.com/content/articles/10-reasons-why-wine-is-better-than-sex-6927a419?utm_campaign=Social+Share

FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine

The new nationwide rules only apply to chain restaurants and bars with at least 20 locations.

http://kdvr.com/2015/04/18/fda-guidelines-will-soon-require-calorie-count-on-wine/

 

Finding dependable advice on wine

Buying wine at a grocery store or even a neighborhood wine shop can be frustrating for a number of reasons.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/3816890-181/berger-finding-dependable-advice-on?page=1

Pairing: beer & a Southern spread

Fixin’ to chow down a Southern-style supper? Skip the sweet tea and bring the beer.

http://draftmag.com/pairing-beer-a-southern-spread/

Sangria for Wine Lovers

For wine lovers, here are some suggestions for getting into the sangria groove, based on wine type.

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TTB Proposes Three New AVAs: Lewis-Clark Valley, Eagle Foothills, and Lamorinda

TTB is accepting comments through June 15, 2015 on three proposed American Viticultural Areas

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2015/04/21/ttb-proposes-avas-lewis-clark-valley-eagle-foothills-lamorinda/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=c8cf20ae57-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-c8cf20ae57-121923797

BIG BOTTOM DISTILLING LAUNCHES OAK-AGED VODKA

Working with Bull Run Distilling and Indio Spirits and Distillery, Big Bottom has launched its Starka Vodka as part of the collaborative Oregon Starka Project.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/big-bottom-distilling-launches-oak-aged-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=407&date=2015-04-21

Wine on Tap is the Green Thing to Do This Earth Day

Ordering a glass of wine on tap is the green thing to do this Earth Day.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=149912

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SINGLE MALT GLASS CLOSURES CREATED

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt has launched the world’s first single malt whiskies featuring “experimental” glass closures.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/worlds-first-single-malt-glass-closures-created/?article-source=newsletter&source=408&date=2015-04-22

Certified Sommelier Mike Ward Launches Website to Pair Wine with People

Designed to help people find a wine they appreciate, pair that wine with food, and help them enjoy that wine to the fullest,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/04/16/mike-ward-launches-wardonwinecom/

Strongbow Introduces Variety Pack

Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes three of each of the four distinct Strongbow flavors

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/strongbow-introduces-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=c1c41221b0-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-c1c41221b0-168964077

 New Anew Wines

Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle is adding two new offerings to its Anew Wines offshoot, a Pinot Grigio and Rose. The 2014 Anew Pinot Grigio is sourced from Washington’s Yakima Valley, while the 2014 Anew Rose is made from a Columbia Valley-sourced blend of Syrah and Sangiovese. Anew, which was founded in 2013, also offers a Riesling. All three wines are available nationally in custom-made bottles with screw cap closures for about $12.

New Gansett NOW IN STOCK

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is launching Innsmouth Olde Ale as the second installment in its Lovecraft Series of limited edition beers. The English-style Olde Ale was created in collaboration with New England-based Revival Brewing Company and draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” with a label design created by Rhode Island artist Jason C. Eckhardt. It’s brewed with Two-Row Pale, Crystal, Cara, Dark Munich and Chocolate malts with Chocolate rye and finished with Summit and East Kent Goldings hops. Innsmouth Olde Ale (7% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for about $11-$12 throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon.

5 Tips on How to Go Wine Tasting (With Kids)

Here are a few tips to help you moms and dads to still get your drink on

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2015/04/22/5-tips-on-how-to-go-wine-tasting-with-kids/

The head of China’s biggest wine brand admits its wines are terrible

Ning Gaoning, the chairman of Cofco, the state-owned grain company that operates China’s biggest wine producer, told a conference in Switzerland what Chinese oenophiles have long known: its wines are “not very good

http://qz.com/388633/the-head-of-chinas-biggest-wine-brand-admits-its-wines-are-terrible/

How Do Buyers Choose A Wine When They Are In A Hurry?

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5 MUST MIX LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-must-mix-limoncello-cocktails/

WHY IS MY WINE SO EXPENSIVE? A GLIMPSE OF WHAT JACKS UP THE PRICE OF POSH WINE

There are a ton of things to consider that affect the cost on a bottle. Expensive bottles are marked by three traits in particular: oak, time and terroir.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/why-my-wine-so-expensive-glimpse-what-jacks-price-posh-wine

JIMI HENDRIX-INSPIRED LIQUEUR READIES TO LAUNCH

Tiger Paw Beverage Company has partnered with Leon Hendrix – brother of rock star Jimi Hendrix – to launch a new liqueur inspired by the late star’s songs.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/jimi-hendrix-inspired-liqueur-readies-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=409&date=2015-04-23

CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

A few wine suggestions for your next trip out communing with nature.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-to-go-with-camping/

AMERICA’S HEAVIEST DRINKING COUNTIES MAPPED

More US adults than ever are considered heavy or binge drinkers with women driving a rise in consumption, a county-level study on alcohol habits in the US has revealed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/americas-heaviest-drinking-counties-mapped/

There’s fat in your wine, but the fatty acids are the issue

Wine does, strictly speaking, include very small amounts of fat.

http://wineoscope.com/2015/04/24/theres-fat-in-your-wine-but-the-fatty-acids-are-the-issue/

NEW JERSEY: THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY WINE REGION IN THE US

More than 45 wineries in three designated American Viticulture Areas, AVA:

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-most-userfriendly-wine-region-in-the-us

Chilean volcano spares fruit

A volcano eruption in southern Chile is not expected to affect fruit production or exports to North America.

http://www.thepacker.com/news/chilean-volcano-spares-fruit

HERE’S WHY YOUR ORGANIC WINE IS ACTUALLY REALLY BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The best bet may be buying from small producers with great track records

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heres-why-your-organic-wine-is-actually-really-bad-for-the-environment/

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May 12th

Joel Gott Winery

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

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COMING SOON!

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-18-15

April 18, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-18-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

GAME OF THRONES BEER

Ommegang’s new Three-Eyed Raven

The fifth collaboration between the Cooperstown, NY, brewery and HBO

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Three-Eyed Raven is a 7.2-percent alcohol-by-volume beer that Ommegang bills as a “dark saison ale,”

750ml $9.95

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sustainable Wine

Skinny Girl Calories

 

AND MORE!

 

Silly Things Wine Connoisseurs Do To Enjoy Wine

This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.

http://winefolly.com/update/silly-things-wine-connoisseurs-do-for-wine/

3 Wines to Pair with Fried Chicken

Wine’s acidity keeps your palate refreshed so you’ll want to take another bite.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/11/3-wines-pair-fried-chicken

A Cheat Sheet for Sherry

Sommeliers around the country have been calling for sherry’s revival for a few years now.

http://denver.eater.com/2015/4/10/8326643/denver-where-to-find-drink-sherry-wine-bars

After 20-year hiatus, I.W. Harper bourbon coming back to U.S.

launching this month by liquor giant Diageo in 4- and 15-year-old iterations

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http://www.fosters.com/article/20150412/GJLIFESTYLES/150319776/-1/FOSNEWS0413

What’s in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir

The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-wine-reveals-production-methods-affect.html

APP REWARDS STUDENTS WITH FREE BEER

A can-slinging app called Push for Beer has been launched which rewards top-scoring college students with free beer.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/app-rewards-students-with-free-beer/

What Do You Think of This Wine? How Wine Faults Show—Even if You Can’t Tell

It’s easiest when the wines are obviously faulty, because then they can be readily dismissed. The tough part is when things are more unclear.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/04/how-wine-faults-show-event-if-you-cant-tell/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=0d6a73e1e2-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-0d6a73e1e2-299904425

10 OF THE COOLEST COCKTAIL SHAKERS

A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/10-of-the-coolest-cocktail-shakers/

Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards

With so many organic options to eat, it may be easy to forget that wonderful wines can be just as sustainably produced as the food on our plates.

http://www.independent.com/news/2015/apr/14/understanding-sustainable-wine-standards/

State Of NH settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Law Warehouses to settle a lawsuit over the loss of a 20-year contract for warehousing and distribution worth an estimated $200 million.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150414/NEWS21/150419662

HOW MANY CALORIES DO SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS REALLY SAVE YOU?

How much a Skinnygirl Cocktail will actually save you when its original counterpart is swapped out

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-calories-do-skinnygirl-cocktails-really-save-you/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8845ba18ba-April_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8845ba18ba-38937345

Washington, Oregon wine leaders oppose proposed AVA rule

Opposition to the proposed rule that would permit adjacent states to use American Viticultural Area names on wine labels.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/04/13/washington-oregon-wine-leaders-oppose-proposed-ava-rule/

TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS OF THE WINE WORLD

You don’t have to look far to find stunning examples of architectural prowess in the world of wine, but this collection of avant-garde, boundary-breaking wineries are perhaps among the most impressive.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/top-10-architectural-wonders-of-the-wine-world/

A NEW BEER IN JAPAN IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU PRETTIER

A LITTLE DOSE OF COLLAGEN IN EVERY CAN

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http://www.popsci.com/new-beer-japan-supposed-make-you-prettier

NOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER

From Illinois’s Small Town Brewery, tastes just like root beer.

The standard version clocks in at 5.9% ABV, while two other renditions, which, to be fair, taste a bit boozier, come in at 10.7% and 19.5%. While 5.9% isn’t all that strong for a beer, it’s crazy strong for a root beer.

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What’s in your wine?

Should we be concerned about how our wine is made, what baddies are added, what goodies may not be favored by modern food processing?

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/whats-your-wine.html

Wine Institute Launches Sustainable Winegrowing Certificate Course

Free One-Hour Class for Wine Trade Professionals and Consumers

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2015/04/15/DC80394

Wine Snobs Are Right: Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor

Scientists show glass geometry controls where and how vapor rises from wine, influencing taste

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wine-snobs-are-right-glass-shape-does-affect-flavor/

The right wine to drink with a sandwich

Bread and wine are a foundation of civilisation. A sandwich simply adds other flavours to the equation, and very few foods won’t be improved by wine.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/eat-drink/article/the-right-wine-to-drink-with-a-sandwich

Worry about wine, not arsenic

In the United States, more than 70 “materials” are “authorized for (the) treatment of wine.”

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/worry-about-wine-not-arsenic/article_1d44dc41-e776-5a02-babf-be24004dbf30.html

Nude beer festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer

If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/food_department/Nude-beer-festival-Bare-Beach-Beer-Bash-returns-to-the-Poconos-this-summer.html

4 Tips on Finding Awesome Sparkling Wine

Most sparkling wine isn’t Champagne and that’s not a bad thing.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-tips-on-finding-awesome-sparkling-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8690372305-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8690372305-62472929&mc_cid=8690372305&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Finally, some real data on pesticides in wine

A French study on the subject.

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https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/finally-some-real-data-on-pesticides-in-wine/

BEN & JERRY’S TO RELEASE SALTED CARAMEL ALE

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/ben-jerrys-to-release-salted-caramel-ale/

Infographic reveals best wines to go with snacks

Wine experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3041557/Jacob-s-Creek-Infographic-reveals-ten-best-wines-snacks.html

Pairing Guide | Craft Beer & Cigars

A few craft beer and cigar pairing suggestions.

http://www.handfamilycompanies.com/blog/pairing-guide-beer-and-cigars/

7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING

Here are some underrated, too often overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/7-underrated-styles-beer-lovers-should-get-drinking

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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April 14, 2015

Ommegang Has Released Three-Eyed-Raven Dark Saison Ale.

  

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-11-15

April 11, 2015

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04-11-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

Lets Play Ball

Just In Time For Baseball Is A Graphic,.

The Price For A Small-Sized Beer At Every Major-League Ballpark.

GO SOX!!

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Thank You To WMRC Radio For Highlighting Our Wine Club

WMRC Good News Initiative – Franklin Liquors Establishes Local Wine Club

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Music And Wine Tasting

Sparkling Wine Guide

 

AND MORE!

 

The World’s Dirtiest Wine Names

Here’s a survey of rude wine names, in alphabetical rude-word order.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/04/03/read_the_dirty_profane_obscene_names_that_companies_give_their_wines.html

In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine

Sales figures indicate that box wines are becoming increasingly popular.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/04/in-the-bag-us-thirsty-for-box-wine

 

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Studies show music can influence which wines you buy and how they taste when you’re drinking them.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-music-change-the-way-your-wine-tastes-1428071632

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Here is a guide to help you plan your travel to some of the best wine regions in France.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/findery/best-french-regions-for-w_b_6979600.html

Anchor In Cans

  • Anchor Brewing is launching its Anchor IPA in cans for the first time. The move marks the third of Anchor’s beers to be offered in cans, with the IPA joining the brewer’s California lager and limited-release Brotherhood Steam Beer in the format. Anchor IPA began shipping nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans last month. The brewer adds that its IPA, which debuted in bottles and on draught a year ago, has gotten off to a fast start, and it expects the new canned packaging to help keep its strong momentum rolling.

HOW TO BECOME A ‘WINE EXPERT’ IN FOUR HOURS

A doctor of psychology has devised 10 simple steps which he claims can set you off on the road to becoming a wine expert in just four hours.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/how-to-become-a-wine-expert-in-four-hours/

AMRUT LAUNCHES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ WHISKY WITH ORANGE

Indian spirits producer Amrut Distilleries has launched the “world’s first ever” single malt whisky with orange, called Amrut Naarangi.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/amrut-launches-worlds-first-whisky-with-orange/?article-source=newsletter&source=396&date=2015-04-07

6 Reasons Why Wine is Confusing and What To Do About It

Wine is one of those groceries that, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. Why is wine so complicated?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-reasons-why-wine-is-confusing-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Bubbling Over

A Guide to Sparkling Wine

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http://www.fix.com/blog/sparkling-wine-by-region/

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredients

Some breweries, wineries, distilleries, tequilerias and other liquor producers have turned to all organic ingredients.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/04/05/alcohol-organic-ingredients/25330117/

Bordeaux Wine Sales in Pictures

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A standard drink in the US contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. This amount equals:

12 oz beer

8 oz malt liquor

5 oz wine

5 oz or a shot of 80 proof spirits or liquor (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey)

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CRUZAN UNVEILS BLUEBERRY LEMONADE RUM

Cruzan infused lemonade with fresh blueberries to create the newest flavour, which is made from cane molasses and tropical water, and distilled in a five-column distillation process to create the “cleanest tasting rum”.

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Slow Wine Magazine

Feb-April 2015 Edition

http://www.slowwinemagazine.com/en/numero/issue-5/

New Cavit Wine

Palm Bay International is adding a new Select Red Blend under its Cavit brand. Retailing at $9 a 750-ml. Cavit Select Red Blend is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Teroldego and Syrah from northern Italy’s Trentino region. The second-largest imported wine brand in the U.S. market, Cavit rose 1% to 3.6 million cases in 2014, according to Impact Databank.

Sake In Kegs

Free Flow Wines is introducing what it says are the first sparkling wine and sake offerings in keg format. The Napa-based wine-on-tap provider has partnered with Banfi Vintners on a national launch of Banfi’s Eufloria sparkling wine in kegs, beginning this month. Meanwhile, Vine Connections has linked with Free Flow to offer its Bushido “Way of the Warrior” Junmai Genshu sake in kegs nationally starting this fall (following a California debut this spring). Free Flow says more than 3,900 on-premise locations nationwide are now marketing wines on tap, with strong growth ongoing. The company recently told SND it shipped the equivalent of 160,000 nine-liter cases last year, representing a doubling in volume compared with 2013.

Let’s Grab a Beer… With A-B InBev

Brewer Tries Unbranded Beer Image Campaign

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/a-b-inbev-a-beer-image-campaign/297968/

CORSICA: A SECRET BEAUTY HIDING IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [INFOGRAPHIC]

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-corsica-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67fec78055-April_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67fec78055-38937345

BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2015 BEER STYLE GUIDELINES

Put together yearly by the Brewers Association, these guidelines serve as a reference tool for beer experts and judges, highlighting various beer styles.

http://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/2015-beer-style-guidelines/

CAN TEABAGS OF HOPS SAVE YOU FROM CRAPPY LIGHT BEER?

Hop Theory will sell sachets filled with hops, spices and citrus designed to infuse a pint the way you would a cup of tea.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/can-teabags-hops-save-you-crappy-light-beer

Drawing upon the senses leads to good wine memories

Thinking in pictures and shapes – rather than mere words – will lead to improved consumer sensory memories about wine

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/drawing-upon-senses-leads-good-wine-memories

Looking for Good Wine? Start With The Appellation

There are laws that govern how wine is made and labeled. Some of these laws protect the quality of the wine too. So, if you’re looking for a good wine, one way to do it is to seek out wines that are on the highest tiers of their respective quality scale.

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http://winefolly.com/review/looking-for-good-wine-start-with-the-appellation/

Top 10 Loire Valley Wine Producers

From Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin to Michel Delhommeau, here are fantastic wine producers from the Loire Valley.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/top-10-loire-valley-wine-producers

BERINGER LAUNCHES SAMPLING STRIPS

Beringer Vineyards in California is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/beringer-launches-sampling-strips/

The regions and characters to help you uncover the world of wine in Game of Thrones

Live in the magic here. Explore the wine regions from the arid Dornish Foothills, to the island of Arbor, to the Free City of Volantis. Learn what kinds of wines they make and what they’re similar to; did you know that an oaky Californian Chardonnay tastes similar to an Arbor Gold? See what the characters think of Westeros and Essos wines and discover what regions and characters you connect with. Do you align with Tyrion Lannister’s love for Arbor wines or are you more of a Lyseni and Daenerys fan?

http://www.vivino.com/news/game-of-thrones

Champagne: The Right Road

The champagne category needs to claw back its premium status to survive this competitive market. Giles Fallowfield reports

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/5328/Champagne:_The_Right_Road.html

Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

One of the oldest wine regions in the world cranks it up in the 21st Century

http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/regional-spotlight/wine-region-georgia-april-2015

Is the U.S. Poised to Run Out of Bourbon?

Examining both sides of the bourbon shortage debate.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/4/8/8367315/is-there-really-a-bourbon-shortage

Need another reason to drink beer? Water conservation

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-04-15

April 4, 2015

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04-04-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

This Week We Saw An Interesting Article:

A Winemaker’s Request: Please Don’t Sell Solely on Scores

http://www.novacadamatre.com/a-winemakers-request-please-dont-sell-solely-on-scores/

You May Have Noticed We Do A Lot With A Wine Rating App Called Quini. You Will See Our Scores And So Much More For Wines.

The Score Is Only Part Of A Wines Details. The Above Story Hits It Right On!

When We Review A Wine It Involves Research And Tasting. Quini Gives An Individual “Score” But More Important Tells You The Wines “Story”. That Being What We Saw, Smelled And Tasted. Many Times Our “Score” May Not Be Yours Or What A Major Wine Critic Thinks.

More Important To Us Is An Honest Opinion Of The Wines We Sell. So If You Want A Small Production, Family Owned Wine That Is Full Bodied With Flavors Of Blackberry We Can Show You That. We May Also Say It Was Rated 90 Points By Us.

Feedback From Our Customers Is Very Important!

We All Taste Things Different My Blueberry May Be Your Blackberry. Keep Telling Us What You Like And Feel Free To Use Technology To Tell Others!

Our Goal Is Your 100 Point Score Of Our Wine Selection.

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Gluten In Vodka

All About Tonic Water

 

AND MORE!

 

Matthew McConaughey to lead wine fraud drama The Billionaire’s Vinegar

The Oscar-winner will star in story of how wine collectors were led to believe they were buying bottles that had belonged to Thomas Jefferson

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/27/matthew-mcconaughey-the-billionaires-vinegar

11 Questions for a Natural-Wine Evangelist

What is natural wine and more!

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/3/26/11-questions-for-a-natural-wine-evangelist.mobi

LEADING LADIES: THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF CENTRE-LOIRE

40% of winemakers being women, a ratio is considerably unheard of in the wine industry

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-leading-ladies-of-centreloire

Vegan Winos Can Now Enjoy Certified Murder-Free Chianti

Fattoria Casabianca, an Italian winery located near Siena in the Chianti region. It claims to have made the first certified vegan Chianti in existence.

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/vegan-winos-can-now-enjoy-certified-murder-free-chianti

Alcohol Ads Increased 400% Over 40 Years, but Americans Aren’t Drinking More

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin, led by advertising professor Gary Wilcox, suggests ads have little impact on how much wine, beer or liquor people consume.

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http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/alcohol-ads-increased-400-over-40-years-americans-arent-drinking-more-163668

The Story Behind the World’s Largest Wine Cask

Heidelberg Castle’s almost comically huge wine cask, known as the Heidelberg Tun, is a massive, one-of-a-kind booze barrel that has been inspiring dreams of world-shattering drunkenness for hundreds of years despite being empty for most of its life.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/03/26/the_heidelberg_tun_the_world_s_largest_wine_barrel.html

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “GLUTEN-FREE” VODKA

Distillation strips a spirit of gluten proteins. Plain and simple. Even if the spirit was wheat based, it doesn’t matter because what you’re avoiding is the protein.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/theres-no-such-thing-as-gluten-free-vodka/

Beer explainer: Marzen

The fast facts on spring’s ultimate underdog lager.

http://draftmag.com/beer-explainer-marzen/

MAN BUILDS CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE HOUSE

A Russian man has built a house made almost entirely of Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/man-builds-house-with-12000-champagne-bottles/

OREGON ROSÉ IN A CAN LAUNCHED

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a rosé in a can.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/oregon-rose-in-a-can-launched/

WOODFORD RESERVE UNVEILS KENTUCKY DERBY BOTTLE

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What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas

Wine takes what the oak apportions it

http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/30/4454048/what-oak-brings-to-your-wine-tannin.html

What is Madeira?

Learn about Madeira wine, from how it tastes, the different styles to advice on Madeira in cooking and cocktails.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-madeira-wine/

Jura Wines: They’re Not All a Wild Ride

Sandwiched between Switzerland and Burgundy on France’s far eastern edge, Jura is not only the smallest wine region in France but also quite remote.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/jura-wines-theyre-not-all-a-wild-ride-1427474076

CHEAT SHEET: RED WINE BODY GUIDE

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Everything you ever wanted to know about gin

Do you know your London Dry from your Old Tom, and your botanicals from your moutwijn?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11499362/Thinking-Drinkers-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-gin.html

JIM BEAM RELEASES APPLE-FLAVOURED BOURBON

It will be released in the US in July.

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How much is enough? Standard pours for wine, red and beyond

Here’s your go-to guide for standard pours.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/03/27/how-much-is-enough-standard-pours-for-wine-red-and-beyond/

The 101 Best Beers in America

Men’s Journal is on the case.

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-101-best-beers-in-america-20150325

Dogs trained to sniff out phylloxera vine disease

A university researcher is training sniffer dogs to detect pest and disease in vineyards.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-31/training-sniffer-dogs-for-vineyards/6361286

Atlantic Importing to Expand in Rhode Island

Massachusetts-based beer, wine and spirits distributor of brands like Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing and Boston-area stalwart Jack’s Abby today announced plans to open an outpost in Rhode Island.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/atlantic-importing-to-expand-in-rhode-island

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR TONIC WATER

The quinine of yore wasn’t the tonic water of today, especially the many products that use High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener

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http://chilledmagazine.com/do-you-know-whats-in-your-tonic-water/

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

Anyone that has failed to notice the stratospheric success of Prosecco over the past few years is likely to have been living in a cave.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/8-things-you-should-know-about-prosecco/

New Seasonal from Angry Orchard

Summer Honey cider is a light and refreshing cider with subtle notes of wildflower honey, perfect for those warmer months.

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New Flavors Of Twisted Tea

Real iced tea combined with the refreshing taste of strawberry and lime.

And

Watermelon Lemonade combines the delicious taste of real watermelon with our very own Twisted Lemonade, light and refreshing with a dry finish just like homemade lemonade.

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New Spencer Trappist Ale Larger Size

Will soon be available in 750mL

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Wine’s 2014 Report Card

The Wine Market Council and Nielsen present the tenth annual report on U.S. wine, beer and spirits trends.

http://www.winemag.com/Web-2015/Wines-2014-Report-Card/

Our Friends At Quini’s Latest Newsletter

BIG News!

Quini is set to power the first LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards in May.

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Buena Vista Winery Opens California’s First Historic Wine Tool Museum

A first-of-its-kind museum in California dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=148668

Yuengling ousts Boston Beer as top U.S. craft brewery

The top 20 U.S. craft breweries

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03/31/yuengling-boston-beer-top-craft-brewery/70736540/

EVAN WILLIAMS NEW PEACH BOURBON

Fresh peach is blended with Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and bottled at 35% abv, with the resulting flavour described as “sweet peach with hints of honey and caramel”.

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Best wines of 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition

A pink wine made with Washington Pinot Noir earned the nod for best wine of the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/02/4216705_best-wines-of-2015-great-northwest.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US

Several ballparks are featuring better and better beer — you just have to know where to find it.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/04/02/best-baseball-stadiums-for-craft-beer-in-us/

How Your Favorite Alcohols Affect You Differently

At one point or another, you’ve probably tricked yourself into thinking different kinds of alcohol make you feel different kinds of drunk.

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/different-alcohols-affect-body/967446/

Beringer Unveils New “Taste Station” For Retailers, Beginning With Kroger Test Run

Treasury Wine Estates’ Beringer brand is innovating in the consumer sampling area with the test launch of a new Taste Station concept. Debuting now at Kroger stores in 20 states, the Taste Station is mounted on the wine shelf, and dispenses single servings via a non-alcoholic “flavor strip.” Beringer has created flavor strips—which are individually wrapped and mounted on a small piece of plastic—for three of its most popular wines: Chardonnay, White Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. TWE, which has partnered with News America Marketing (part of News Corp.) to install and manage the Taste Stations, says it expects the concept to be adopted by multiple retailers in the coming months. According to Impact Databank, Beringer rose 2.2% to 6.5 million cases in the U.S. in 2014.

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