Liquor Industry News/Links 10-8-13

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Tuesday October 8th 2013

Today’s Liquor Industry News/Links

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW

 

Today Is a Biodynamic FLOWER Morning BUT LEAF Night.

France wants to make it illegal for Amazon to offer free shipping

http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/03/france-wants-to-make-it-illegal-for-amazon-to-offer-free-shipping/

Lebanon wine: The Eastern Mediterranean’s most exciting vineyard

Explore Lebanese wine and an ancient wine culture.

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/lebanon-wine-eastern-mediterraneans-most-exciting-vineyard-114800115.html

 

Random Wine Reviews

Website generates a random wine review. Some old vintages:

http://phrasegenerator.com/wine

EMERGENCY DECLARED IN CHILE AFTER WORST FROSTS IN 84 YEARS

4th October, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Chile has declared a state of emergency after its worst frosts in 84 years have caused an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage to grapes and fruit crops.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/10/emergency-declared-in-chile-after-worst-frosts-in-84-years/?article-source=newsletter&source=695&date=2013-10-04

MEAD REVIVAL IN US GROWING APACE

4th October, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Mead production looks likely to join the ranks of the craft drinks industry in the US as the number of meaderies in the country grows.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/10/mead-revival-in-us-growing-apace/?article-source=newsletter&source=695&date=2013-10-04

Video Of Beer Delivery Gone Bad

http://youtu.be/CSXlqr6U0Z8

US WINE SALES: “NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP”

7th October, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

Improving wine quality, celebrity endorsement, restaurants and demographics are driving a US wine boom, according to Stephanie Gallo.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/10/us-wine-sales-nowhere-to-go-but-up/?article-source=newsletter&source=696&date=2013-10-07

FRESCOBALDI TO LAUNCH HIGH-END SPARKLER

7th October, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Family-owned Italian producer Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is to launch a high-end sparkling wine made from Champagne grapes next year.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/10/frescobaldi-to-launch-high-end-sparkler/?article-source=newsletter&source=696&date=2013-10-07

 

Consumer Reports Story:

5 tips to buying good wine at bargain prices

Develop a nose for great deals:

Don’t like the advice about shopping the “big Guys” but good video on buying tips

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/09/red-wine-white-wine-cheap-wine-bargain/index.htm

Coors Light to launch citrus summer beer in 2014

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/10/coors-light-to-launch-citrus-summer.html

The grapes of beer

Fruit, juice or the must added to brews is a growing trend

–       See more at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-06/features/sc-food-1004-drink-wine-beer-hybrid-20131006_1_grapes-minute-ipa-fruit-beers#sthash.THSWcFXi.dpuf

Boston Herald

Beer Bucket List: 18 places you need to drink before you die – See more at: http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/fork_lift/2013/10/beer_bucket_list_18_places_you_need_to_drink_before_yo_0#sthash.szFlBvuG.dpuf

Fourth Circuit Court Declares Virginia Ban on Alcohol Ads in College Newspapers Unconstitutional

The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech’s college newspapers The Cavalier Daily and The Collegiate Times challenged the Virginia ABC’s ban on alcohol advertisements in college papers as a violation of First Amendment rights, and a panel of the 4th U.S. District Court of Appeals agreed

A Different View of Some Alcohol Industry Statistics

Did you know there are now 8,964 Wineries in US??

http://alcohollawreview.com/guest-column-the-exciting-world-of-alcohol-industry-statistics/

Ten Facts Virginians May Not Know About Virginia Wine

Did You Know Over 230 Wineries??

http://drinkwhatyoulike.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/ten-facts-virginians-may-not-know-about-virginia-wine/

New Smirnoff Vodka Flavors

Diageo is introducing two new flavors to Smirnoff vodka’s range this fall—Wild Honey and Cinna-Sugar Twist. Both are now in national distribution, priced at $15.99 a 750-ml. The flavors join Smirnoff’s existing Confections portfolio, which also includes Root Beer Float, Iced Cake, Kissed Caramel, Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow. Smirnoff, the U.S. market’s number-one vodka, was up 1.5% to 9.7 million nine-liter cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

CALIFORNIA 2013: “ANOTHER EXCELLENT VINTAGE”

8th October, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

California is hailing 2013 another first-rate vintage, following last year’s harvest, which was extremely highly rated right across the state.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/10/california-2013-another-excellent-vintage/?article-source=newsletter&source=698&date=2013-10-08

6 seasonal craft beers for Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and beyond

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/07/6-fall-seasonal-craft-beers-for-oktoberfest-thanksgiving-and-beyond/

 

 

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