Liquor Industry News/Links 4-5-14

Liquor Industry News/Links


By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*


Liquor Industry Week In Review


Rhode Island man facing charges in Vermont after troopers find 33 gallons of wine in his Cadillac

Possible one year in jail for stocking up sound fair to you?


The Resurgence of Cheap Old-School Mass Market Beer

Miller Lites use of retro cans increases sales.

Want the Most Booze per Calorie? Skip Liquor and Go For Champagne

Interesting look at calories in all types of booze


Use an Empty Wine Bottle to Maintain Boot Shapes

Video 3 Tips for shoes , one using wine bottles

Wine and yoga can help get you pregnant?

A new study has shown that there might be a stronger connection between stress and conception than we once thought.

Bees could help speed up the ageing of wine finds new research

This is Crazy! Two of England’s high profile Masters of Wine have announced a radical new method of accelerating the ageing of wine – with the help of a hive of bees


Vineyard Find

Well Hung Vineyard from Virginia


Massachusetts promotes local beer with Craft Brewers Trail

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer.

The Top 50 Craft Breweries In America, According To The Brewers Association

With more than 2,700 craft breweries in the country, it’s hard to know who’s the best. Enter the Brewers Association. Here are the top 50.

Alabama Beer

Cisco Cider lands this week in Massachusetts

Cisco Brewers will be releasing Cisco Cider later this week. This cider is produced once a year, and is only available to consumers on tap in Massachusetts.

The Big Squeeze is on; Harpoon introduces shandy for the summer

The Harpoon Brewery announced its UFO Big Squeeze shandy, an unfiltered wheat beer blended with all natural grapefruit juice.

Screwing around with cork keeps wine lovers arguing

The greatest enemy of wine is oxygen. It rots the drink, in short order and without fail

Wine & cholesterol reduction…the new connection

A small-scale double-blinded study found that supplements containing Resveratrol may reduce the production of compounds responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in the body of overweight and obese people

Why no wine online in Mass.?

There seems little reason to doubt that the bill would pass if it were brought to the floor. Yet it remains stuck in limbo,



Jake Leinenkugel talks about his new beer

Leinenkugel’s should make an IPA, but the company doesn’t really make ales. So it decided to make an imperial pale lager instead

Earthquake in Chile Spares Wine Regions

Source: Brand Action Team

April 3, 2014

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck  95 miles offshore from the northern city of Iquique on Tuesday spared  winemaking regions of Chile.

“The epicenter of the quake was nearly a 1,000 miles northwest of the capital city of Santiago and 700 miles from the northernmost vineyards in Elqui. ”  said Marybeth Bentwood, Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA.

“At 8.2 it was an extraordinarily powerful event, but thankfully it occurred far enough away from the most populous parts of the country,”  Bentwood said.  “We have spoken to the wineries in Chile and have been reassured that there was very little impact on the vineyards, wineries and related industries.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were affected by the quake.”

April Fools! Craft brewers and suppliers roll out the fakes, farces and tomfoolery

Creative entrepreneurs and alcohol, which is a perfect recipe for April 1.


How to be a cheap wine snob

Of blends and boxes.

WineStar first to offer AOC wines in cans

A French start-up company is using premium wine cans from Ball for its Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée red, white and rosé wines.



Funkin launches pickle juice for on-trade

Funkin is expanding its portfolio this month with Funkin Pickle Juice, which it claims is the first premium, branded pickle juice designed for the on-trade.



3rd April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

American talk show host Kathy Lee Gifford has been told by NBC not to plug her new wine brand on the Today show.


Some wine gadgets are nonsense; others work

We have many gadgets in the wine and beverage biz as well.

What Influences US Most When Choosing Wine?

Interesting Australian Study.

Moon Mountain AVA in Sonoma

Information on this new AVA in 2013

Tea & Wine Infusion Kit

Tattle Tea is launching their Tea & Wine infusion kit just in time for the warm spring weather.


A Beginner’s Guide to American Beer Styles

Whatever that phrase means to you, it probably doesn’t mean the same thing to the guy sitting on the barstool next to you.

Does Wine Give You a Headache?

Great read on sulfites and histamines in wine.

What is “clean wine”


Salting wine? Scientist advises giving it a try

Interesting use of salt in wine and blender to decant

Bottle Lust: Italy’s Sexiest Wine

All about the Falanghina grape/wine

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