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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS
Keeping You Up To Date On Liquor Industry News
Information Found This Week
Drinking and Driving: Unsafe at Any Level, Study Concludes
New Research On “buzzed driving”
Drinking Alcohol: The Health Pros and Cons
Alcohol’s effects on your body aren’t as simple as you might think — but they’re not as complex either.
WINE AND CHOCOLATE ‘CAN GUARD AGAINST DIABETES’
20th January, 2014 by Lauren May
Eating dark chocolate and red wine could protect against the onset of diabetes, new research has found.
The 20 Weirdest, Coolest Liquor Bottles In The World
Crazy bottles you must see!
Matching beer and beef: how to choose the right cut and quaff
A guide to picking delicious cuts of steak and pairing them with eminently quaffable beers
Miller Coors hopes its new high-end beer targeting spirits drinkers, Miller Fortune, will restore Miller Light’s flagging sales as declines continue.
New beer by Miller coming soon.
Is marijuana as safe as — or safer than — alcohol?
Latest studies on alcohol vs marijuana
New Whiskey Brand
Proximo Spirits has introduced a new whiskey brand—Tincup American Whiskey—into select U.S. markets. Created in partnership with Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey founder Jess Graber, Tincup is made with a corn, rye and malt blend and aged in American white oak barrels. The 84-proof entry will initially be available in Colorado, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Texas and Washington, priced at $27.99 a 750-ml. The rollout will be supported by a multi-city tour, featuring interactive tastings led by Graber.
Jelly Belly debuts first beer-flavored jelly bean
First Vodka then Whiskey Now Beers?
MOTHER AND SON LAUNCH ‘WINE CONDOMS’
22nd January, 2014 by Lauren May
A mother and son duo have come up with a novel way to reseal a wine bottle – with a condom.
Watch the video:
TOP 10 BEER AND FOOD PAIRINGS
Have you ever wondered what food might best complement the malty hops of your brown ale or the crisp finish of your American lager? Then look no further.
Are wine drinkers healthier than beer drinkers? Not so fast…
Another New Study:
FUNERAL HOME ADDS ON-SITE WINE CELLAR
23rd January, 2014 by Lucy Shaw
A funeral parlour in Florida has opened an on-site wine cellar in order to offer mourners “a different way to grieve.”
New Smirnoff Light Flavor
Diageo is extending its Smirnoff Sorbet Light vodka range with a new flavor, Pineapple Coconut. The new entry, retailing at $15.99 a 750-ml. bottle, has 78 calories per 1.5-ounce serving, in line with the rest of the brand. The Smirnoff Sorbet Light line, which debuted last March, also includes Raspberry Pomegranate, Lemon and Mango Passion Fruit flavors.
Woodchuck Cider Soon In Cans
Vermont Hard Cider’s Woodchuck brand is releasing its flagship Amber entry in 16-ounce cans. The new package, which is targeted primarily toward the convenience channel, will be available individually and in four-packs. Rolling out into stores over the next few weeks, the 16-ounce Amber can joins the label’s existing bottle, draft and 12-ounce can formats. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Woodchuck sells around 2.5 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S., with Amber accounting for the majority of volume. Woodchuck parent company Vermont Hard Cider was acquired in 2013 by Ireland’s C&C for $305 million.
Idaho Wine Commission uses potatoes in clever video
Funny video about Idaho Wines
17 disgusting descriptions for delicious wines
You’d think a Sauvignon Blanc characterized as smelling like cat pee would be awful. You’d be wrong.
Chicken Cock Is Back!
Chicken Cock Whiskey announced that the 156-year-old American Whiskey brand, made famous in the 1920s as a bootleg whiskey during Prohibition, is saddling up with country star Colt Ford. Chicken Cock Distillers CEO Matti Anttila, who resurrected the historic label earlier this year, says the partnership with the popular and multi-talented crossover performer is a natural fit for the irreverent Chicken Cock brand, which appeals to young adults with a taste for good times served up Southern-style.
Ranking the Top 5 Bum Wines, From Thunderbird to Mad Dog 20/20
I Would Rather Say Top 5 Inexpensive Wine. Here They Are:
The new Dunville Irish Whiskey
Irish whiskey brand returns 80 years after Prohibition
Dunville develops new state-of-the-art distillery in Down
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