Liquor Industry New/Links 3-15-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

3-15-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

St Patrick’s Day Edition

Is Green Beer Bad for You?

Some think artificial dyes are dangerous

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/green-beer-bad-you/31214

How To Make Green Beer

Sounds simple and it is!

http://www.yumsugar.com/How-Make-Green-Beer-34356999

TOP 10 IRISH WHISKEYS

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than with a tipple or two of some of the world’s best Irish whiskeys.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/top-10-irish-whiskies/?article-source=newsletter&source=830&date=2014-03-14

6 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Using Baileys Irish Cream

YUMM!

http://www.tmnews.com/entertainment/parade/food/st-patrick-s-day-recipes-using-baileys-irish-cream/article_30a91218-25d2-513e-9652-00f16e4b66e5.html?mode=jqm

Chocolate and wine make a delicious duo

Our April Wine Event Featured In Local Paper

http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140315/NEWS/140317370/-1/business/?tag=1

MA STATE HOUSE NEWS: House okays bill to allow earlier retail alcohol sales on Sunday

The House last Wednesday approved a bill (H 228) that would legalize Sunday morning alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. – two hours earlier than allowed under current law.

http://mansfield.wickedlocal.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319668/12423/NEWS

Prosecco replaces champagne as world’s favorite sparkling wine

prosecco sales soared by 11.5 percent in volume last year

Prosecco vs champagne

http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/lifestyle/2014/03/10/prosecco-replaces-champagne-as-worlds-favourite-sparkling-wine/

Beer Cooler Blocks Phone Signals for More Mingles

Watch this video on new gadget you put beer in and it blocks

Cell phone signal 5ft around you.

http://youtu.be/fN7Fg0LWZsI

10 Irish Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day

time to expand our beverage repertoire to celebrate the holiday.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/03/10-irish-cocktails-for-st-patricks-day.html

The Mr. Miyagi of Wine Sommeliers

Passing the Advanced Sommelier Exam isn’t easy, so many candidates trek to Aspen Mountain to train their palates with the best man in the business.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/08/the-mr-miyagi-of-wine-sommeliers.html

For older drivers ‘Just one, I’m driving,’ may be one drink too many

New study a single glass of wine for those aged 55 or more may affect the body’s metabolism

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16686125-for-older-drivers-just-one-im-driving-may-be-one-drink-too-many

The latest nutrition facts about beer

Emerging research reveals that beer has unique nutritional and health benefits

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2014/03/the_latest_on_beer.html

Plainville MA liquor store cited for storing wine off premises

storing “surplus” wine in an industrial building in violation of liquor rules.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/plainville-liquor-store-cited-for-storing-wine-off-premises/article_e3478388-5fb6-5aa6-93aa-8813e08d3ed3.html

WINE FOUND TO REDUCE DEATH BY DIABETES

11th March, 2014 by Lauren May

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Moderate wine consumption has been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and death in type 2 diabetes sufferers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/wine-found-to-reduce-death-by-diabetes/?article-source=newsletter&source=827&date=2014-03-11

Worried about Drinking and Spring Break? Parents can use their strong influence even for college students!

Website offers many tips to help children with alcohol

http://www.healthyalcoholmarket.com

Is Altria About to Pounce on Constellation Brands?

Will tobacco giant take over wine giant?

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/02/07/is-altria-about-to-pounce-on-constellation-brands/

Liquor Company Diageo will send liquor, bartenders to your living room!

Diageo is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients’ living rooms. For $3,300!

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Diageo-sends-liquor-bartenders-to-your-living-5298610.php

 

TASTING BIODYNAMICALLY

10th March, 2014 by Ben Kennedy

We all know how biodynamics has become a global topic of interest in terms of making wine, but how important is the lunar calendar when tasting and enjoying the finished product? Why we post good days to drink or taste wine!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/tasting-biodynamically/?article-source=newsletter&source=826&date=2014-03-10

All About Piedmont Wine Region

This hilly region of northwestern Italy lies in the shadow of the Alps.

http://wwsnapasonoma.com/an-introduction-to-the-wines-of-piedmont/

Water-to-wine Miracle Machine actually a publicity stunt

It sounded too good to be true, and it was. The Miracle Machine was supposed to make wine at home in just a few days, but it’s not real.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57620247-1/water-to-wine-miracle-machine-actually-a-publicity-stunt/

9 Mind-Blowing Liquor Myths Debunked

Have you ever wondered whether or not absinthe is actually hallucinogenic? Or whether Jameson is really only ordered by Catholic drinkers and Bushmills by Protestants?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/9-mind-blowing-liquor-myt_b_4936845.html

Kraft group, Foxboro MA seek more liquor permits

The Kraft Group and the town are taking steps toward asking the Massachusetts Legislature to create 12 new liquor pouring licenses.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/kraft-group-foxboro-seek-more-liquor-permits/article_2e4dddc2-c36a-5186-9ea4-365de0ecf776.html

 

List beer’s alcohol content? In Maine, that’s illegal

Maine brewers and taverns are puzzled by enforcement of an old law that bans the potency numbers from menus and signs.

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http://www.pressherald.com/news/List_beer_s_alcohol_content__No__that_s_barred_.html

PHARRELL’S HIT ‘HAPPY’ PLAYED ON WINE GLASSES

13th March, 2014 by Lauren May

A music producer has proven you don’t need instruments to make music by performing Pharrell William’s hit song ‘Happy‘ using just some wine glasses and cooking pans.

http://youtu.be/HQvhD03wjn4

Dos Equis® Dos-A-Rita® to make debut in April

Premium, ready-to-serve Lager Margarita coming soon.

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http://beerpulse.com/2014/03/dos-equis-introduces-dos-a-rita-2652/

Shock Top Introduces Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

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An unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale featuring the sweetness of honey and the boldness of bourbon

http://www.brewbound.com/news/shock-top-introduces-honey-bourbon-cask-wheat

Jack Daniels Taking On Dr. Fireball

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Brown-Forman has formally announced the test launch of a new cinnamon-flavored Jack Daniel’s offering beginning in April. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire will be available in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee for a suggested retail price of $22 a 750-ml. The 70-proof offering is crafted with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey and infused with a proprietary cinnamon liqueur.

Red Robin rolls out wine shakes

Milkshake lovers now have an excuse to toast before slurping — the wine shake is in motion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/03/15/red-robin-wine-shake-milkshakes-restaurant-industry-alcoholic-beverages/6387615/

Tennessee whiskey changes?

Liquor giants battle over marketing, types of barrels

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/DN/20140314/BUSINESS01/303140065/Tennessee-whiskey-barrels-provoke-fight-between-liquor-giants

Or St Patrick’s Day Newsletter

 Sale Items, Gift Ideas And More

irish wines are smiling

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/St-Patrick-s-Day-Newsletter-And-Sale.html?soid=1103889869452&aid=bplEsNtkNIM

 

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