Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-01-15

August 1, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-01-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

 

Our Facebook Beacon Is Installed!

Facebook Bluetooth beacons send information to smartphones and tablets that come in range with them. Inside Facebook, users will see “place tips,” including greetings and links to pages for locations they’re exploring.

Place Tips will deliver information derived from the locations’ Facebook pages, above the news feeds on users’ smartphones. For now, the service is free for businesses, but Facebook said it could one day sell ads tied to the information, giving it another way to make ads more personal, and potentially relevant.

When you stop in open Your Facebook. The top of your news feed will have our Facebook information.

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Read All About It:

http://www.slashgear.com/facebook-bluetooth-beacons-released-free-for-small-businesses-09387536/

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Story Behind Wine Folly

Wine A dangerous Drug??

Spanish Wine Facts

 

 

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A beer company launches near South Station

An open-concept office building in the middle of the city is a strange place for a beer company

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Wine is the ‘most dangerous’ drug on the market

Australia’s ‘most dangerous’ drug can be cheaper than bottled water, deadlier than crystal meth and more socially destructive than cigarettes; it targets the young, the poor and the most addicted.

http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/07/22/dangerous-drug-market/

Local MA Cider

Salem, Massachusetts’ Far From The Tree cider house has partnered with distributor Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) to expand availability throughout the Bay State. The cider company had previously self-distributed around the North Shore and greater Boston area. Far From The Tree was founded in 2013 and produces a line of small-batch, traditional and craft hard cider from 100% Massachusetts pressed apples. MBA’s network includes distributors Merrimack, Burke, Colonial, Commercial and Atlas.

Exploring the Wines of Montefalco

Montefalco is a small mountain village in the province of Perugia in Umbria almost exactly half way down the boot,  in the middle of the peninsula.

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http://www.novacadamatre.com/exploring-the-wines-of-montefalco/

Inside Anheuser-Busch’s craft beer deals

But recently a new trend is starting to impact the marketplace: Goliath is spending big money to bring David over to its side.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/24/inside-anheuser-buschs-craft-beer-deals.html

The Daily Meal Uncorks the 101 Best Wineries in America in 2015

The world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 101 Best Wineries in America.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/07/27/daily-meal-101-best-us-wineries/

Why the sommelier watches how you attack the bread basket

Not to make you self-conscious, but next time you sit down at a restaurant table, you might suspect you’re being watched.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-the-sommelier-watches-how-you-attack-the-bread-basket/2015/07/25/ede8d190-2fd3-11e5-97ae-30a30cca95d7_story.html

How to visualize wine

The story behind Wine Folly, a website-cum-blog-cum-graphic design business that’s introducing wine to a Millennial audience the digital way – with lots of visuals.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-visualize-wine

What you can learn about wine from the makers

What they themselves have learned about it and how better to appreciate it.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/07/27/3737092_what-you-can-learn-about-wine.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

These 11 brewers make over 90% of all U.S. beer

U.S. beer market in which exactly nine companies controlled 90% of all beer sold here in 2014, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-11-brewers-make-over-90-of-all-us-beer-2015-07-27?mod=latestnews

Inside Wine: Beauty in the Bottle

Are these photographs of wine merely abstract beauty or can they tell us more?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sondra-barrett/inside-wine-beauty-in-the-bottle_b_7872394.html

A new approach to training wine experts

Aroxa capsules are designed to teach wine professionals how to identify specific flavor and aroma compounds.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-approach-training-wine-experts

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/27/linfield-college-adds-online-wine-certificates.aspx

Does Alcohol Go Bad? Yep, So Here’s How Long You Have To Finish Off Your Favorite Booze

Booze does go bad, so contrary to popular belief, you don’t have forever to finish off that bottle of sherry you inexplicably have stashed away in the back of your liquor cabinet.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/99585-does-alcohol-go-bad-yep-so-heres-how-long-you-have-to-finish-off-your-favorite

The most popular liquor in every state

Every drinker has his or her poison of choice, but it turns out that every state does, too.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-popular-liquor-in-every-state-2015-7

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

As extravagant tasting notes have become de rigeur in the marketing world, they’ve also arguably lost their practical function as consumer guides.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/is-there-a-better-way-to-talk-about-wine

Winetasting Terminology

The purpose of each of the charts below is to link the chemical causes of distinctive wine aromas to the potential descriptions we can use to describe these elements

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http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/04/02/winetasting-terminology-the-poetry-and-the-prose

5 Great Things That Beer Does for America

What the beer industry does for all of us, including employing millions of people and generating billions in economic output.

http://time.com/money/3976822/beer-jobs-taxes-sales/

PREMIUM SAKE LATEST TREND TO HIT US

A Maine resident has produced his own sake and is set to release it in the US, believing premium rice wine to be “an untapped market.”

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/craft-sake-is-latest-trend-in-us/

BLUE WINE: THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE WINE COLOR SPECTRUM

The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue vino.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/blue-wine-the-latest-addition-to-the-wine-color-spectrum/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fee6a24a58-July_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fee6a24a58-38937345

10 facts you didn’t know about Spanish wine

Wine blogger Timmer Brown lifts the lid on everything you (probably) didn’t know about Spanish vino.

http://www.thelocal.es/20150729/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-spanish-wine

Midnight Cellars celebrates 20 years

One of the truly great family vineyards! Always in stock!

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http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/midnight-cellars-celebrates-20-years/39501/

Coppola Launches Vendetta, A New Red Blend

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled Vendetta, a new California red blend retailing at $24.95. Making its debut with a 2013 vintage, Vendetta is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County and 34% Malbec from Monterey County. The new entry will be available at retail and on-premise. Geyserville, California-based Francis Ford Coppola Winery also produces the FC Reserve, Director’s Cut, Diamond Collection, Gia by Gia Coppola, Sofia and Rosso & Bianco brands, among others.

PRODUCER RELEASES CHIPOTLE PEPPER WHISKEY

Rogue Ales and Spirits has launched Rogue Chipotle Whiskey, a new small-batch expression distilled with chipotle peppers.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/producer-releases-chipotle-pepper-flavoured-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=483&date=2015-07-31

ROOIBOS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO SULPHUR?

A winery in Stellenbosch is channelling the antioxidant properties of South Africa’s native rooibos plant to avoid adding sulphur to its wines.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/rooibos-an-alternative-to-sulphur/

Our Very Best Summer Wine Cocktails

Summer cocktails should be light and crazy refreshing.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/our-very-best-summer-wine-cocktails/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How Much Wine Should You Pour In A Glass?

You May Not Agree With What Experts Have To Say

http://www.bustle.com/articles/100781-how-much-wine-should-you-pour-in-a-glass-you-may-not-agree-with-what-experts

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF SICILY

The wines of Sicily have a true personality all their own and are often quite affordable.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/intro-wines-of-sicily-guide-with-map/

20 Amazingly Simple Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

Food wines are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are they affordable, but they will make things taste better.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/20-amazingly-simple-food-and-wine-pairing-ideas/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-25-15

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Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try

When choosing French wines, it’s well worth considering less familiar appellations, for new sensations as much as for bargains

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/16/french-appellations-wine-shop-around-fiona-beckett

Here’s how the price of food has changed since 1992

We looked at how the prices of 11 food and beverage items have changed since 1992, and how they compared to overall inflation

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http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-how-the-price-of-food-has-changed-since-6389047.php

Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/16/canadas-okanagan-valley-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard/

Oregon – a paradise for Pinot

The US state produces world-class Pinot Noir, has made significant inroads with Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, and has developed its own style of Pinot Gris

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/oregon-paradise-pinot

What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?

Chemists investigate the science behind the hype

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-deal-wine-baths-180955945/?no-ist

Red wine without the headache

Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-last-red-wine-without-the-headache-2015-07-17

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-wine-with-ben-and-123408034047.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING

A research team in China has cultured snake venom in yeast in the hope that it could one day be used to treat strokes and heart failure.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/snake-venom-beer-could-prevent-blood-clotting/

New Bacardi

Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.

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US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN

The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-bill-could-lift-drinks-post-ban/

Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a huge hit this year and may be more than just a fad

http://fortune.com/2015/07/21/root-beer-is-the-next-big-thing-in-craft-beer/

This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About

This video will let you hold a conversation with the wine snob at your next office party.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-chemistry-of-wine-explained_55ad2cf8e4b0d2ded39f85b4

How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry

Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:

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http://www.eater.com/2015/7/21/9002767/greek-debt-crisis-impact-wine-greece

35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/35-wine-tasting-terms-and-what-they-actually-mean-2015-7

Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt

Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/maine-brewer-makes-beer-live-lobsters-sea-salt-32614347

Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts

The addition of as little as 2 or 3 percent of another grape can change the flavor of a basic wine by quite a bit.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150722/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150729821

US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-wine-lovers-yet-to-embrace-online/

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

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3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine

There are hundreds of researches, which indicate that drinking red wine is really beneficial for you.

http://www.3benefitsof.com/3-health-benefits-of-drinking-australian-red-wine/

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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Can wine complexity make you think more?

Understanding the difference between how professionals and consumers rate the `complexity’ of wine could open new avenues for marketing wines, recent Lincoln University research shows.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News-and-Events/Can-wine-complexity-make-you-think-more-/

MYTH BUSTED: PINOT NOIR IS NOT THE ONLY GRAPE THAT’S LEGAL FOR MAKING RED WINE IN BURGUNDY

Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn’t the only red grape that’s allowed to be grown in Burgundy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-pinot-noir-is-not-the-only-grape-that-is-legal-for-making-red-wine-in-burgundy/

How to spot faults in wine

Here’s how to determine faults in wine.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/taste/3801633-wine-savvy-how-spot-faults-wine

How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback

How the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage is becoming America’s coolest drink.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-20/drink-like-a-viking-mead-makes-comeback

The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted

St. Mayhem’s products are literally spicy wines, since Rob chucked habanero and jalapeno peppers, ginger root, and Costa Rica coffee beans into the three newly released wines

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http://www.winesandvines.com/blog/?p=1&t=0&a=0&d=154930&r=1&n=22

Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade

Maximum allowable yields in Champagne this year will be lower than they have been in 10 years, as producers look to reduce the amount of wine they have on hand.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/07/champagne-yields-lowest-in-a-decade

MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN

Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/mencia-the-pinot-noir-of-spain/

Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-white-wines-friuli-venezia-giulia/

The Restaurant Reserve Wine List: Relic, Rip-off or Reward?

Are those leather-bound tomes—the secondary, pricey reserve list that is the province of the chosen few—helpful, or just an excuse for outrageous markups?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-restaurant-reserve-wine-list-relic-rip-off-or-reward-1437675919

South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money

Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money

http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-the-best-fine-wine-for-your-money-1437648173

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Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Coming Soon Quini WineUps!!

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Fall SCHEDULE SOON

 

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

Franklin, MA

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

Upcoming Classes:

October 2015

November 2015

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Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-18-15

July 18, 2015

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UPS Begins Shipping to Massachusetts

UPS has announced they are open for wine shipping services in Massachusetts.  Shipments to Massachusetts began on February 1st when FedEx received the proper permits and began shipping. Now both of the major carriers are operational in MA.

http://www.shipcompliant.com/blog/2015/07/09/ups-begins-shipping-to-massachusetts/

Restaurant wine lists: How to choose wisely

Yes, restaurant wine lists are overpriced. Here, a top sommelier offers three tips to ordering a good bottle (without breaking the bank).

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http://fortune.com/2015/07/09/restaurant-wine-list/

So, What Type of Wine Person Are You?

How does one get started? Well, the first question you can consider is why you want to learn about wine. There are two basic routes you can go to answer this question:

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http://winefolly.com/review/learn-wine-drink-as-you-go/

Champagne guide: where to eat, drink and sleep in France’s newest World Heritage Site

As the Champagne region celebrates being awarded Unesco World Heritage status, Anthony Peregrine offers a guide for the best vineyards, champagne houses and bars, and hotels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/11729839/Champagne-guide-where-to-eat-drink-and-sleep-in-Frances-newest-World-Heritage-Site.html

Hugel wines: a taste of Alsace

Famille Hugel boasts three generations of top notch winemakers; Victoria Moore eagerly awaits their latest riesling and gewürztraminer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/drinking_and_dining/78033/hugel-wines-a-taste-of-alsace.html

The Power Of A Good Wine Label: It Sells More Wine

It’s a simple truth: most of us purchase wine based on our instant reaction to the wine label.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/07/10/how-important-is-the-wine-label-in-selling-more-wine/

Letting the Wine Flow, Free of Charge

At Taste Wine Company in the East Village, all the wine is available to sample

http://www.wsj.com/articles/letting-the-wine-flow-free-of-charge-1436469245

Why rosé is in the pink

There’s an increasingly wide range of rosés around these days, from light, pale styles to heftier, dark numbers. So which ones are worth your attention?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/09/rose-wine-supermarket-merchant-review

Can Busch Non-Alcoholic Beer Get You Drunk?

Yes, Busch Non-Alcoholic does, in fact, contain small amounts of alcohol. Their official website pegs the exact number as a wimpy 0.4 percent—about a tenth of the amount found in Robitussin

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/can-busch-non-alcoholic-beer-get-you-drunk-1708862062

The story behind Not Your Father’s Root Beer

SOMETHING smells about Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and I’m not talking about the heavy dose of vanilla extract that flavors the suddenly popular brew.

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http://www.joesixpack.net/2015/07/02/the-story-behind-not-your-fathers-root-beer/

Bacardi Rolls Out Bonnie Rose White Whiskey

Bacardi Ltd. has unveiled Bonnie Rose, a new Tennessee white corn whiskey brand. Produced using an 80% white corn mash and copper pot stills, the Bonnie Rose lineup makes its debut with a pair of 35%-abv fruit flavored entries, Orange Peel and Spiced Apple. Both retail at around $19 a bottle. The range, which is being backed by a digital content series throughout the summer and fall, will initially launch across Nashville, Tennessee, with a nationwide expansion to follow shortly after. Along with Bonnie Rose, Bacardi’s American whiskey portfolio includes the Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon range.

Are we brainwashed by wine prices and ratings?

How much of what we perceive or think about wine is a mind trick – much less real than we may suspect?

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/are-we-brainwashed-by-wine-prices-and-ratings

Residual sugar in wine is a matter of taste

There are a few reasons why you will find residual sugar in your wine, whether it is unfermented sugars from harvested grapes or sugar that’s added after the fermentation is complete.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/residual-sugar-in-wine-is-a-matter-of-taste

TOP 10 WINE MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD

If you would rather be soaking up the culture and sipping wine than languishing on a sun lounger this summer make a plan to visit one of these wine museums, which range from the state-of-the-art to the brilliantly quaint.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/top-10-wine-museums-of-the-world/

Board denies liquor permit

Another MA town denied license based on “Public need”!!

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_28480427/board-denies-liquor-permit

Is wine becoming sweeter?

“Sweet,” in fact, is the only wine descriptor that’s managed to stick with us through the past two millennia.

http://palatepress.com/2015/07/wine/is-wine-becoming-sweeter/

6 delicious new foods with booze snuck in

Here are some of our favorite new alcohol-infused treats and how best to enjoy them.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-booze-infused-specialty-foods-160034709.html;_ylt=AwrC1THR7qRVUB0AEluTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXI2NTM2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

8 Ways To Catch a Lie on a Whiskey Label

American whiskey labels suck. Worse, they can be misleading. Here’s your easy guide to decoding them.

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http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a36284/false-whiskey-label-guide/

Heineken bottle keeps beer liquid during freezing

Heineken has developed a new bottle made from ultra-resistant polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that can chill beer in sub-zero conditions without the consequence of freezing.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/heineken-bottle-keeps-beer-liquid-during-freezing/

KNOW YOUR FRENCH BRANDY: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COGNAC & ARMAGNAC

Cognac and Armagnac are both French brandies made from white wine grapes.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/brandy-differences-between-cognac-armagnac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=677f56d9bd-July_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-677f56d9bd-38937345

A Guide to Italy’s Prosecco Road

Cheaper than Champagne, and often just as good, Prosecco is made in a tourist-free region of Italy that’s well worth a visit.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-13/a-guide-to-italy-prosecco-road

Making wine in a war zone: Syria’s ‘dream’ vineyard

Domaine de Bargylus is Syria’s only commercial winery, producing quality wine despite the country’s bitter civil war. It is run by brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, whose father dreamt of owning a vineyard in Syria.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33450300

Jack Daniel’s Launches First Barrel Proof Whiskey; Woodford Debuts Distillery Series

Brown-Forman has unveiled Barrel Proof, the latest entry in its Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection. Aged in charred white American oak, each barrel of Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof is exposed to a range of temperature variations, resulting in a whiskey that hovers between 125-140 proof. The new Single Barrel offering will be available nationwide starting in August, retailing at around $65 a 750-ml. The newcomer marks the second iteration in Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel lineup, following the launch of Single Barrel Select, a 94-proof single barrel Tennessee whiskey.

In a related development, Brown-Forman is adding a special Distillery Series to its Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand, beginning late this month with the release of two whiskies: Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux. Both new products will be offered at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky at $50 a 375-ml. Looking forward, Woodford plans to release up to three Distillery Series whiskies annually.

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WOODFORD RESERVE DEBUTS NEW DISTILLERY SERIES

The brand will release up to three small batch expressions in its new Distillery Series concurrently at different times throughout the year, ranging from finished whiskeys to straight Bourbons and other “unique spirits”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/woodford-reserve-debuts-new-distillery-series/?article-source=newsletter&source=472&date=2015-07-16

Understanding Paso Robles Wine (w/ Maps)

Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing AVA. Since 2000, the number of bonded wineries has grown from 50 to over 200, driven by growth in ownership by small family-owned producers.

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-paso-robles-wine-w-maps/

Make Beer Popsicles from Your Favorite Can of Beer, No Mold Required

These pops are refreshing and easy to make, and can be made without even pouring your brew from its can.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-11-15

July 11, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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How to Choose a Good Wine for Under $25

The truth is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a nice bottle of wine, and you don’t have to be an expert either.

http://time.com/money/3944943/affordable-wine-tips/

CHAMPAGNE AND BURGUNDY JOIN UNESCO LIST

Burgundy’s Côte d’Or and Champagne win recognition

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/champagne-and-burgundy-join-unesco-list/

Choosing the right wine the Italian way

There are many ways to choose the right wine for a certain dish

http://italianscookitbetter.com/tip/choosing-the-right-wine-the-italian-way

Who are the most powerful wine brands in the world?

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Wine and spirits permanently exempt from Sales Tax in Rhode Island.

For years liquor stores in Rhode Island, especially those in border towns, have competed with stores in Massachusetts that don’t tax wine and spirits.

http://www.abc6.com/story/29486927/wine-and-spirits-permanently-exempt-from-sales-tax-in-rhode-island

GODELLO ‘IN BETWEEN CHARDONNAY AND RIESLING’

Spain’s great white hope Godello is “in between Chardonnay and Riesling” in character due to its ability to express terroir according to one winemaker working with the grape.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/godello-in-between-chardonnay-and-riesling/

JOHNNIE WALKER CREATES WHISKY MOUSTACHE WAX

Connoisseurs will be able to choose from three bold blends – Piperine Pepper, Citrus Essence or Ginger Root – which provide scents that linger beneath the nostrils, and “intensify the flavor of the serve” with every sip.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/johnnie-walkers-creates-moustache-wax-range/?article-source=newsletter&source=465&date=2015-07-07

PEACH FLAVOR JOINS MOONSHINE PORTFOLIO

The moonshine, which is made with real sliced, cooked peaches and bottled at 35% abv, will join existing Raspberry, Apple Pie, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Blackberry and Cranberry flavors.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/peach-flavour-joins-moonshine-portfolio/?article-source=newsletter&source=465&date=2015-07-07

Beer Cap Maps

This is a great way to save the caps of your favorite craft beers. You can pick from each U.S. state and various boozy countries

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http://www.beercapmaps.com

New Twisted Tea

Boston Beer Company’s Twisted Tea, an Impact “Hot Brand,” is rolling out a new Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel offering this summer in select markets. The hard iced tea combines real iced tea with a splash of Bourbon flavor. Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel (5% abv) is available in Maine, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Montana beginning this month in six-packs for about $7.99-$9.49 and 24-ounce cans for about $2.49-$2.99. Twisted Tea surged 15% to 8.4 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. market last year, according to Impact Databank

China makes big bet on turning desert into wine region

When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world’s fifth-largest consumer and producer, winemakers are determined to add that country to the list

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-aims-become-top-wine-producer-ningxia-region-vineyards/

Alcohol calorie calculator

In the calculator below, indicate your average number of drinks of choice per week. The calculator will show you the calories you consume per week from alcohol beverages.

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/tools/calculators/calorie-calculator.aspx

JOHNNIE WALKER REVEALS SELECT CASKS SERIES

The inaugural expression will form part of a collection of limited edition blends that will be released over the next few years, with each variant featuring a different wood finish.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/johnnie-walker-reveals-select-casks-series/?article-source=newsletter&source=467&date=2015-07-09

What type of beer best suits you? (Quiz)

Does not seam to accurate BUT asks good questions

http://thechive.com/2015/07/09/what-type-of-beer-best-suits-you-quiz-2/#.ssuo11:J9dO

The Wines of Santorini

Assyrtiko is the most famous of the grapes grown on the island, and the white grape can produce wines with remarkable ageability.

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http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/07/warm_up_the_wines_of_santorini.html

YOUR GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN GEMS OF PIEDMONT

Piedmont claims more DOC zones than any other region in Italy topping out at around forty as of 2010 with sixteen DOCG zones, so there is plenty of choice when selecting wines from this region for your dinner party

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/piedmont-wine-hidden-gems-guide/

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-04-15

July 4, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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WINE SULFITES ARE FINE, BUT HERE’S HOW TO REMOVE THEM ANYWAY

Is there a way they can be removed from wine after it’s already in the bottle?

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http://www.wired.com/2015/06/wine-sulfites-fine-heres-remove-anyway/

Sam Adams is about to be kicked out of the ‘craft beer’ category

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 1562) that would not only cut excise taxes imposed on brewers, but would finally settle who’s a craft brewer and who isn’t.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sam-adams-is-about-to-be-kicked-out-of-the-craft-beer-category-2015-06-25

THE 100-YEAR-OLD LOOPHOLE THAT MAKES CALIFORNIA CHAMPAGNE LEGAL

The loophole that makes these labels legal is the result of a fight that began in the trenches of the first World War, with roots going back to the nineteenth century.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/

Sulphur-free wine tastes great but isn’t made to last

Sulphur has been used as a preservative and disinfectant in winemaking for thousands of years.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/food-wine/sulphur-free-wine-tastes-great-but-isnt-made-to-last/story-fni42zuf-1227414445004

Why your Fourth of July plans should include sherry

What many European explorers also brought was sherry, a fortified Spanish wine

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-your-fourth-of-july-drinking-plans-should-include-sherry/2015/06/28/49f6d2b6-1ab7-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

4 Reasons to Choose Organic Wine

There may be a few surprises hiding under the cork, however. Incidental ingredients like pesticides, allergens and animal proteins may be contaminating your wine.

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http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1407658-4-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/

Top Chinese Wines Have Gone From Bad to Good. Will They Become Great?

People outside China don’t know much about these wines because so few have been exported.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-26/top-chinese-wines-have-gone-from-bad-to-good-will-they-become-great-

Sulfite Remover to Lower the Chemical Levels in Wine

A disposable filter could be the perfect answer for those who don’t like preservatives in their glass.

4-ullo-wine-sulfite-remover-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/06/sulfite-remover-to-take-the-headache-out-of-wine

AppSnap: Make It Magnifique pairs cheese and wine

A new app called Make It Magnifique takes the guesswork out of choosing

5-APPSNAP-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.grandforksherald.com/accent/food/3775261-appsnap-make-it-magnifique-pairs-cheese-and-wine

The Wine, Beer & Burger Pairing App

Whether your grilling on your backyard BBQ or ordering in from your favorite burger joint, different burgers call for different wines and beers.

http://vinepair.com/wine-beer-burger-app/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41e89a0bee-June_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41e89a0bee-38937345

What beer styles are selling best

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VODKA BRAND CLAIMS TO INCREASE SEXUAL DESIRE

The small batch Florida-based vodka brand has claimed that by the “power of suggestion” inferred from its name, having a bottle of Lust Vodka on your table “naturally increases one’s sexual desire” adding “emotional elements of anticipation and seduction”.

In addition, Lust claim that studies show high alcohol consumption increases levels of testosterone and estradiol in women, causing them to have more interest in sex.

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Patrón launches Citrónge Mango liqueur in US

Patrón Citrónge Mango, available from this month in the US, is crafted from the highest-quality Ataulfo mangos from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas.

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New Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has partnered with Germany’s Brauhaus Riegele on the first offering in what will be a recurring Oktoberfest series. Beginning this year, Sierra Nevada will partner with a different German brewery on an Oktoberfest brew each fall. The inaugural collaborative Oktoberfest beer with Riegele will be available in the U.S. from August-October. It’s a 6%-abv brew that will roll out in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft.

New Hard Root beer

Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice, birch, and a touch of sassafras, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.

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The Cheapest Cities Worldwide To Drink A Beer [Infographic]

Where in the world will you get the best bang for your buck when it comes to a bottle of beer?

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9 Things To Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

These easy, breezy drinks will satisfy your thirst while adding some flavor to your relaxing day by the pool.

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11 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY IN A WINE SHOP

Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to love wine without learning a completely different language. But that doesn’t mean you should walk into your local wine shop sounding like a total chump.

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The real reasons Trader Joe’s wine is so cheap

So how does the company keep its prices so low, while still delivering a taste that people love? And is there really animal matter in the wine?

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Constellation Brands Will Acquire Meiomi Wine Brand

“Today, we are also announcing that we have agreed to purchase the Meiomi wine brand, which is a high-growth, high-margin, scale brand that can be effectively integrated into our powerful portfolio of wine brands,” said Sands. Launched in 2006, Meiomi has grown from a 60,000 case brand in 2010 to almost 600,000 cases in 2014 and is experiencing IRI dollar sales growth of more than 50 percent over the last 52 weeks. Meiomi’s pinot noir is also among the fastest-growing, major pinot noir brands in the latest 12-week period. “This strong record of growth demonstrates how well the brand resonates with consumers. We are excited about Meiomi’s prospects going forward under our efficient operating structure and strong route-to-market,” added Sands. The purchase price for the brand is approximately $315 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close around the beginning of August and to be $0.03 – $0.04 accretive to EPS for fiscal 2016.

Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

Eighty-five percent of vineyards in Sonoma County, California, where JFW is located, are family owned

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‘Beertography’ captures the artistic side of beer

And that art form has a name – beertography.

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THE FLAVORS IN YOUR LIQUOR, VISUALIZED

While tastes and smells vary between each individual spirit (even within a brand!), in general, this is what you’ll sniff out and taste while drinking popular spirits.

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Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

The map tool’s panoramic views expand to include vineyards, tasting rooms and barrel cellars

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE WINES OF UMBRIA, TUSCANY’S SECRET SOUTHERN COUSIN

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UNDERSTANDING CHABLIS

In the most northern part of Burgundy lies a small town (population 2366) where some of the most distinctive white wines in the world are made.

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This New Beer Pong Invention Is A Game Changer

Enter in a revolutionary new product five Brookfield brothers have invented to make your beer pong game safer and cleaner. It’s called the ”Slip Cup” and provides a way to play cleaner by shielding the player’s drink with an insert so the ball never comes into contact with your drink.

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That Stubborn Cork! 4 Ways to Tell You’re Drinking “Cooked” Wine

No, we aren’t talking about mulled wine here; “cooked” wine or heat damaged wine has been exposed to heat levels (even at temperatures of 75 degrees fahrenheit) that cause the wine to spoil

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The New England Beer That Could Dethrone PBR

Maxim talked to the Narragansett CEO about how a return to tradition helped save their iconic tall boy

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Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine healthy or not?

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Expert Craft Beer Pairings For Your Very Best 4th Of July

Whether it’s burgers and hot dogs over a charcoal flame, ribs in the smoker or s’mores over a campfire, a great American craft beer is going to take your experience to the next level.

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Sonoma County winemakers find uses for pomace

Everyone knows that juice from Sonoma County wine grapes ends up in the bottle, but what happens to the seeds, skins, stems and solid matter that are left behind after the grapes are crushed?

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Wine Of The Day: Mazzei Philip Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

July 1, 2015

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Declare Your Independence!!

The Mazzei family has been making wine in Tuscany since 1435!!

The history of the Mazzei family is closely woven into Tuscany’s winemaking history, as well as the region’s rich political and cultural past. Ser Lapo Mazzei (1350-1412) a winemaker from Carmignano is considered father of the Chianti name. The extraordinary Fonterutoli estate in Chianti has been owned by the Mazzei family since 1435 and has passed down through 24 generations.

The Mazzei family’s winemaking influence has extended far beyond the realm of Tuscany. In 1774, Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816) was asked by his friend Thomas Jefferson to plant a vineyard at the Jefferson estate in Monticello, Virginia. Jefferson was inspired not only by Filippo’s (Philip’s) viticultural knowledge but also by his ideas regarding equality. The great doctrine “All men are created equal” which was incorporated into the Declaration of Independence by Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writing of Philip Mazzei. Philip’s highly significant contributions to Italian American culture and philosophy were commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp entitled “Patriot Remembered”.

Philip is an extraordinary wine created to both honor the great ancestor Philip Mazzei – a passionate grape grower, forward thinker and citizen of the world – and highlight the Mazzei family’s special connection to the United States. Philip is blend of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes selected from all the Mazzei’s Tuscan estates.

Production Area
This wine truly represents the different faces of contemporary Tuscan winemaking. It brings together the fragrance and elegance of wines produced in the traditional area of Chianti Classico, with the opulence and power of wines from the more recently discovered Maremma region.

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification
The grapes are hand harvested from the Mazzei Tuscan estates. Belguardo Estate, in the coastal hills of Maremma, has sandstone, rocky soils, rich in iron and manganese; the 14 year old vines were harvested on September 16th . Castello di Fonterutoli, in Chianti Classico, has limestone soils of medium texture, rocky and rich in calcium; the vines, between 10 and 14 years of age, were picked on October 7th. The lots are fermented separately between 82-86 degrees F. Aging is also done separately. The Cabernet from Belguardo gives the wine a mineral character, elegance and finesse, while the Cabernet from Fonterutoli lends aromatic complexity, depth of color and a powerful structure. Aging: 24 months in small French and American oak barrels (500 liters) with 30% new oak.

Color
Deep, dark purple

Bouquet
Intriguing black cherry, balsamic herbs, coffee and lightly toasted oak

Taste
Harmonious flavors of dark fruit, dried flowers, chocolate and vanilla. Exotic, complex character, full bodied with polished, velvety tannins, and a long, smooth finish.

Alcohol
14.5%

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Wine Of The Day: Tolaini Valdisanti 2009

June 28, 2015

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Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Yield: 60 qt./ha

Region:Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Soil: Lime and clay with a considerable presence of gravel size stones

Vine age Plantings completed in spring 2000
Plant density 6,900-11,000 plants per hectare
Production 89,000 bottles (2009);  Aging 16 months in barriques, 12 months in bottle

Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then on the sorting table when they arrive to the winery; they are destemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters and a portion into stainless steel.

Alcoholic fermentation The temperature is computer controlled, the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days where manual pigiage and remontage are done frequently, throughout the day every 4-6 hours and one delestage is done per week.

Malolactic fermentation French oak barriques (70% new and 30% used one year) Maturation On fine lees for 6 months in barriques

Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine. Note: Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-27-15

June 27, 2015

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WERE ARE #1!!!

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The 2015 Readers Choice Awards Are Out.

Franklin Liquors Was Voted GOLD For #1 In 16 Town Region!!

Which Includes #1 In Franklin.

This Is An Honor For The Second Straight Year.

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Stop by any of the 15 participating stores today and earn entries toward the grand prize by solving the clues!

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contest ends June 30th.

June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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Vodka In A Box

Wine Taxes

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Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

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HOW TO DESIGN THE PERFECT SUMMER WINE AND CHEESE SPREAD

One of the wonderful things about summer is all of the fresh produce that’s finally available, and adding all of these bright, fresh flavors to your cheese spread truly kicks everything up a notch.

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PAPPY VAN WINKLE MAPLE SYRUP TO LAUNCH

Made by ageing Bissell’s Sugarmaker’s Reserve premium syrup in rare 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels for 100 days,

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Late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is getting his own beer

We know what the most popular beer at Penn State tailgates will be this fall.

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Small Town Brewery strikes a deal with Pabst Brewing Company for Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Small Town Brewery (“Small Town”), founded by Tim Kovac, announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pabst Brewing Company (“Pabst”) to meet the increasing nationwide demand for its Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

Pabst began selling Not Your Father’s Root Beer in March 2015 and is currently distributing it to 30 states. Not Your Father’s Root Beer is the fastest-selling new product in the craft beer category in the 2015 year to date period through May 23.1 Not Your Father’s is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Tim Kovac, Founder and Brewmaster of Small Town Brewery said: “The last year has been an amazing ride. We’ve had Not Your Father’s Root Beer go from being available in a few dozen Chicago bars and restaurants to becoming one of the most sought-after craft beers in the country.

80% people want brands to tell stories

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Highly Anticipated Wine Folly Book On Presale Now

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, published by Avery Books, will be out this fall and is available now on presale at booksellers nationwide.

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10 Scientific Reasons Why Drinking Beer Is Good For You

Recent studies actually show 10 ways that beer is beneficial for us, according to METRO.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2192318/10-scientific-reasons-why-drinking-beer-is-good-for-you/#vMDMlFPA2yWJfBjP.99

A Frequent Flighter’s Tips for Drinking Wine Responsibly

The heat and sun can take its toll if you slip up and sip too much.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-young/a-frequent-flighters-tips-for-drinking-wine-responsibly_b_7627534.html

The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants

Two new apps try to cut the vineyard jungle down to size, but only compound confusion.

http://nypost.com/2015/06/23/the-real-reason-your-wine-costs-so-much-at-restaurants/

26 WINE LABELS THAT HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR CRAP

What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/26-wine-labels-that-have-no-time-for-your-crap/

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg lists lottery workers among donors

At least 10 liquor distributor executives and bar owners — all overseen by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, which is overseen by Goldberg — ponied up more than $3,100 since the end of April.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/06/state_treasurer_deborah_goldberg_lists_lottery_workers_among

BAG-IN-A-BOX ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA DEBUTS IN US

The “handcrafted” spirit is made using Idaho Winter Wheat and pure Rocky Mountain water in a four-column distillation process.

Scheduled to be debuted in select retail outlets in California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana and Texas this summer, Big Box Vodka is presented in a 1.75 litre box and has an abv of 40%.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/bag-in-a-box-ultra-premium-vodka-debuts-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=456&date=2015-06-25

BREATHALYSER DATA REVEALS ‘DRUNKEST’ US STATES

The highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels were recorded in West Virginia, which averaged at 0.103%, Nevada at 0.095%, Pennsylvania at 0.088% and Connecticut at 0.088%.

The lowest average BAC level belonged to Kentucky, at 0.039%, followed by Delaware at 0.042%.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/breathalyser-data-reveals-drunkest-us-states/?article-source=newsletter&source=456&date=2015-06-25

Comparing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are two of the most popular white wines in the world. Each wine represents a very different style and taste of dry white wine. Let’s take a closer look at their differences to find out which one you prefer.

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http://winefolly.com/review/difference-chardonnay-vs-sauvignon-blanc/

How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

Surprised MA #32!

Kentucky has the highest wine excise tax rate at $3.18 per gallon, followed by Alaska ($2.50), Florida ($2.25), Iowa ($1.75), and New Mexico ($1.70). The five states with the lowest wine excise rates are Louisiana ($0.11), California ($0.20), Texas ($0.20), Wisconsin ($0.25), and Kansas and New York (tied at $0.30). Notably, these rankings do not include states that control all sales.

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http://taxfoundation.org/blog/how-high-are-wine-taxes-your-state

THE 4 RED WINES YOU NEED TO TRY IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT RED WINE

These wines will take you on a journey to help you understand acidity, tanninbody, and alcohol and in the end, help you figure out how to talk about the red wine styles you like and the ones you don’t.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-4-red-wines-you-need-to-try-if-you-want-to-learn-about-red-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=646e2cd36a-June_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-646e2cd36a-38937345

New Magic Hat!

South Burlington, Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company has released Electric Peel, a new year-round grapefruit IPA. The 6.0%-abv ale features citrus flavors from Apollo, Centennial and Chinook hops and a medium malt body from Pale and Carapils malts with boiled grapefruit peel added, the company says. It’s currently available on draft and in six- and 12-packs nationwide. Magic Hat is part of the portfolio of Cerveceria Costa Rica-owned North American Breweries.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Drinks

Wine purists may turn up their noses at the idea of fruit and wine, but for the adventurous among us, summertime cocktails are the way to go. They can compliment your food, keep the conversation lively, and even keep you hydrated. Well, at least that’s what people tell themselves.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/26/infographic-the-ultimate-guide-to-summer-drinks/

10 scientific reasons you should drink more wine

It’s essentially MAGIC in a bottle

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/a36707/10-scientific-reasons-you-should-drink-more-wine/

Deceived Beck’s beer drinkers can guzzle $50 refund

Beck’s is made in America, just like Bud. In fact, they’re crafted in the same breweries.

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/25/news/companies/becks-beer-lawsuit-refund/

The Ultimate Hidden Beer Cooler

Who wants one?

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June 26, 2015

It’s not too late to play & win!

            Stop by any of the 15 participating stores today and earn entries toward the grand prize by solving the clues! Simply go to: ladybug.citytrek.com contest ends June 30th.

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-20-15

June 20, 2015

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

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

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The Results Are In!

Mark Is Now A French Wine Scholar FWS

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Root Beer Float

Glass Corks

All About Rosé

 

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Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health?

When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health

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http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/your-two-buck-chuck-habit-hurting-your-health

Enjoy Your Root Beer Float the Adult Way

Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult Summer adult beverage

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http://www.popsugar.com/food/Adult-Root-Beer-Float-37690438

What Really is Rose Wine? –The Pink Stuff

Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time.

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

Sam Adams Longshot

Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has launched the 2015 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. Featuring the winning entries from the brewer’s annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest, this year’s pack includes two bottles each of Greg Rasmussen’s Raspy’s Robust Porter, Matthew Knott’s Smokehouse Rauchbier and John Marra’s Dark Night in Brooklyn Dunkelweiss. The 2015 Samuel Adams LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide through July, priced at around $8.99-$10.99 each. The LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to showcase the work of talented homebrewers from around country.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/06/14/beer-man-samuel-adams-longshot/71202896/

What do you need to know about Argentina to understand its wines

In this article we review seven things you need to know about Argentina, its wines and its food

http://www.decanter.com/argentina-2014-coverage/what-do-you-need-to-know-about-argentina-to-understand-its-wines-402/

Decoding a wine label decoding infographic

To further decode the decoding on this infographic here they are item by item:

http://winecompliancealliance.com/decoding-a-wine-label-decoding-infographic

It’s illegal to donate beer to charity in Mass. and that’s weird

It’s illegal to donate beer or spirits — but not wine, strangely — to a charitable organization, either for sale at auction, or for serving at fundraising events

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/06/15/illegal-donate-beer-charity-mass-and-that-weird/JnBLSzLf2vYIRTBgjQMpdN/story.html

Some Liquor Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots Denied Recovery Aid

They’ve been told to relocate or sell healthier items

http://time.com/3922153/baltimore-mayor-riot-aid-liquor-stores/

ALL YOUR AIRLINE LIQUOR LAW QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Liquor laws on the ground are complex enough, but in the air, well, they’re no more straightforward.

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/what-are-airplane-liquor-laws-the-definitive-guide-to-drinking-on-planes

Has The Time Come For Portuguese Wines?

Although it is a country mostly known for its fortified port wines the majority of the wines made in this southern European country is table wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/06/16/has-the-time-come-for-portuguese-wines/

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test results from this particular breathalyzer model.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/16/371884.htm

5 wine apps you need to know

Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect pairing for you meal, keeping track of your growing cellar, learning about different grape varieties or comparing tasting notes with other oenophiles, there’s an app for that.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/06/15/5-wine-apps-need-to-know/

Put a glass cork in it? It’s us vs. them in the wine world.

Are glass corks here to stay?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/clearly-glass-wine-corks-are-an-idea-whose-time-hasnt-come/2015/06/10/965c7be2-0eeb-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html

Hangover-beating cheat sheet: 11 meals and 6 tips to cure your next hangover

This infographic will give you a bunch of suggestions from across the world for dealing with it, but also for preventing the next one.

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http://bgr.com/2015/06/15/hangover-fix-meals-drinks-tips/

New Alcohol Consumption Report Reveals Americans’ Summer Drinking Habits

BACtrack® Report Shows Average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Peaks Week Leading Up to 4th of July

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-alcohol-consumption-report-reveals-americans-summer-drinking-habits-300098714.html

How to have a cool, happening palate

Scared of being labelled as an old-timer has-been with yesterday’s palate? Want to stay relevant in the modern world of wine? Want to be able to hang with the cool kids?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/how-to-have-a-cool-happening-palate-advice-from-a-master

Puglia Wine is Italy’s Secret to Value

Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/italian-value-wine-secret-puglia-wine/

Georgian wine might blow your mind: Wine Notes

The independent republic of Georgia is in the Caucasus region, bordering Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and the eastern shore of the Black Sea.

http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2015/06/georgian_wine_on_the_mind_wine.html

Wine from unexpected places? Raise a glass to Syria

A lone Syrian winery behind “the world’s most harrowing wine to produce” is seeking to break into new markets at the world’s leading wine show, Vinexpo, this week.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wine-unexpected-places-raise-glass-syria-170438486.html;_ylt=AwrC1C6aVoFV0DQAqyeTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMDgyYjJiBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

GRAN SELEZIONE IS THE NEW KING OF CHIANTI – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As of 2014 we now have Chianti Gran Selezione to add to the mix.

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/gran-selezione-is-the-new-king-of-chianti-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide

oRobles is the fastest growing wine region in the US, with over 200 wineries, yet its tasting rooms are far less busy – and its hotels and restaurants more affordable – than more famous Napa and Sonoma

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jun/17/california-paso-robles-wine-route-top-10-guide

How to decipher a wine label

Wine labels also contain a substantial amount of legal content that is regulated by the federal government, under the auspices of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/sc-food-0619-wine-label-reading-20150617-column.html

2014 Was Another Great Year For American Craft Beer

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Think Pink

An Introduction to Rosé

If you’re looking for a quality dry rosé to sip this summer, a few wine regions specialize in the stuff, and variations in color, flavor, and style are available to suit just about every palate preference.

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http://www.fix.com/blog/an-introduction-to-rose-wine/

New Ste Michelle

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting Motto, a collection of fruit-forward California wines in three varietals. Motto’s 2013 Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon, Unabashed Zinfandel and Gung Ho Red Blend were created by the Ste. Michelle winemaking team using the same approach as that employed for its Washington wines but with California grapes. The Motto wines are available nationally this month at a suggested retail price of $15.

 

EIGHT FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SCOTCH

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new Scotch at a Glance 2014 report reveals a number of factoids that even the most well-read dram lover might find surprising.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/eight-facts-you-might-not-know-about-scotch/?article-source=newsletter&source=451&date=2015-06-18

Champagne Bureau, USA Launches Interactive Map of Champagne Region

Learn more about the region behind all Champagne wines

http://maps.champagne.us/maps-champagne/embed

Roaring Brook Brewing teams with Massachusetts distributor

The Gold Rush HPA is on it’s way to the Boston Area. Roaring Brook Brewing & Horizon Beverage of Norton Ma entered into a distribution agreement.

http://www.vtbeer.org/2015/06/16/roaring-brook-brewing-teams-massachusetts-distributor/

Terlato Creates New Wine Brand With Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus

Terlato Wines has created a line of two new wines in partnership with Jack Nicklaus that will benefit the golf legend’s charity foundation. 10% of each bottle sold of the new Jack’s House Wine will go towards Jack’s House Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by Nicklaus’s own philanthropic spirit. Jack’s House Wines include a 2014 Chardonnay and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, both from California. Each has a suggested retail price of $15.99. Terlato previously partnered with Nicklaus on the Jack Nicklaus Reserve Wines range

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