Liquor Industry News/Links 7-17-13

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Wednesday July 17th 2013
Biodynamic ROOT Day BUT FLOWER Night!
Great Night To Taste Or Drink Wine.

Today’s Liquor Industry News/Links

Chatom Vineyards owner ready to sell
By Mike Dunne
Special to The Bee
By Mike Dunne
Last modified: 2013-07-17T01:59:57Z
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013
So sad to read about this. We stock these low production wines.
Read All About It:
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/16/5571286/mike-dunne-chatom-vineyards-owner.html

Brash Brewing brings Cold Ass Honky to a store near you
July 11, 2013
By: Guillermo Woolfolk
.Brash Brewing brings Cold Ass Honky to a store near you
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By: Guillermo WoolfolkSubscribe
Brash Brewing Company’s Cold Ass Honky will bring some fun to store shelves in the near future
with a catchy name and a General Lee look-alike on its label.
Read All About It:
http://www.examiner.com/article/brash-brewing-brings-cold-ass-honky-to-a-store-near-you?CID=PROD-topic-email-articles

A crash course in Belgian beers
July 16, 2013
By: Paul Hightowe
The annual Belgian Beer Week is upon us as, like the United States, France and a dozen other countries, the nation of Belgium
celebrates its national independence this month (July 21st).
Read All About Belgian Beer:
http://www.examiner.com/article/a-crash-course-belgian-beers?CID=PROD-topic-email-articles

Solving the Wine-List Puzzle
July 17, 2013 03:14 PM ET
George Staikos
Wine List Tips
Read All About It:
http://njmonthly.com/blogs/on-the-vine/2013/7/17/solving-the-wine-list-puzzle.html
The Daily Sip
July 17, 2013
 
Calories and Wine. Some Things are Better Left Unsaid.
 
Do you really want to know the caloric impact of your chardonnay?
Be honest. Do you really want to know how many calories are in a glass of wine?
You probably do know (about 150 per glass, sorry to break it to you), and when you have just one glass,
it’s not so bad on the waistline. But who has just one glass? That’s right, do the math when you’ve downed
most of a bottle. Some things are just better left unsaid.
The fun might soon be sucked right out of the bottle as alcoholic beverages get the same nutritional labels
food packages have. Consumer advocates would like to see labels marked with serving sizes plus carb,
sugar, fat, sodium and other information. (Note, though, that wine at least, has no fat and no sodium).
The most recent stance on the issue by the government? It’s up to the producers to decide. For now.
Back in 2007, the Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, proposed mandatory labeling, but the rules were never
finalized. As a temporary measure, the officials involved recently decided that wine producers
(and beer and liquor makers) could voluntarily label their wines if they wanted to.
Some reports on the subject suggest the practice will soon become mandatory.

If you live in a city where chain restaurants boast menus that now reveal calorie counts,
you might be well aware of how those numbers have improved customer decision-making.
Will the same information on alcoholic beverages impact behavior?
We obviously see both sides of the issue, and thought you’d like to ponder the pros and cons,
too, as you sip.

Inglewood Estate Sold

The son of Costco co-founder and former CEO James Sinegal has purchased the historic Inglewood Estate, accompanying vineyard and winery in St. Helena
for somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million.

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