Liquor Industry News/Links 4-19-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

4-19-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Our Easter Newsletter

Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Easter Wine!

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http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Easter-Newsletter-And-Sale-Items.html?soid=1103889869452&aid=bMw7VsHtB6g

A look at a European wine back label

EU wine producers now have to write “contains sulfites” in every official EU language.

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http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/04/a-look-at-european-wine-back-label.html

Jack’s Abby scores two medals at World Beer Cup

Jack’s Abby Brewing of Framingham took home two medals, including a gold, from the World Beer Cup in Colorado

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140412/News/140418461

New liquor licenses get committee OK In MA

Three North Shore communities are one step closer to getting a crop of new liquor licenses. All the licenses had been requested by local communities through home rule petitions to the Legislature.

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1445044350/New-liquor-licenses-get-committee-OK

Follow Up

Gov. Patrick signs off on liquor license legislation

http://homenewshere.com/daily_times_chronicle/news/burlington/article_78e8126c-c647-11e3-859c-001a4bcf887a.html

Calories in Wine

We always get many questions on calories in wine.

Here is a great guide.

You can also use this formula:

1.6 x percentage x oz in glass

So this means if you have 10% alcohol, and 4oz in your glass, you would do

1.6 x 10 x 4

which is 64 calories.

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http://winefolly.com/update/calories-in-wine/

Mondovino Director Releases Natural Wine Documentary

The director of the controversial but highly acclaimed documentary Mondovino is back with a new film, celebrating natural wine producers in Italy.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/02/mondovino-director-releases-natural-wine-documentary

White pinot noir? Like Champagne, without the bubbles

What do you get when you pick cool-climate pinot noir grapes early, press them ever so gently, and limit skin contact? White wine.

http://www.mercurynews.com/corkheads/ci_25565593/wine-white-pinot-noir-like-champagne-without-bubbles

Terroir Talk: Tasting the Earth in Your Wine

A useful term that will help you become a savvy wine drinker

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/terroir-talk-tasting-earth-your-wine

 

GADGET GEEKS INVENT SONIC BEER FOAMER

14th April, 2014 by Lauren May

A gadget-loving company has created an ultra-sonic device which it says will ensure your beer will always have the perfect head and will never go flat.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/gadget-geeks-invent-sonic-beer-foamer/

Forget the Freezer, This Device Frosts a Beer Glass In Just 10 Seconds

The device connects to a CO2 tank or cylinder you’ll have to provide yourself, and using an over-sized spout it fills a glass with a frosty blast that will have it chilled in about ten seconds.

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http://gizmodo.com/forget-the-freezer-this-device-frosts-a-beer-glass-in-1562948209

30 Phrases Every Drinker Should Know

Whether you’re a boozehound or not, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you’re mixing or ordering drinks.

http://www.businessinsider.com/30-phrases-every-drinker-should-know-2014-4?IR=T

Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses

In honor of the 89th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby®’s designation as the “Run for the Roses,” Woodford Reserve will offer an exclusive $1,000 Mint Julep Cup to raise funds for a good cause at Kentucky Derby 140

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http://www.livetradingnews.com/kentucky-derby-run-for-the-roses-44149.htm#.U00h-1wVzOw

Nine outrageously expensive drinks in Las Vegas

Vegas loves to test your limits. If you think a $15 to $20 cocktail is overpriced, think again.

http://blog.vegas.com/las-vegas-nightlife/nine-outrageously-expensive-drinks-in-las-vegas-45473/

Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

By Rachel Arthur+, 15-Apr-2014

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company.

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http://www.dairyreporter.com/R-D/Viagra-ice-cream-flavoured-with-Champagne

New Bacardi Rum Flavor

Bacardi is adding a new flavor

extension, Mango Fusion, to its flagship rum brand. Billed as a fusion of mango with a hint of orange, the newcomer will retail at around $15 a 750-ml., and will also come in 50-ml., 200-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter sizes. Bacardi Mango Fusion’s launch will be backed with national digital media, on- and off-premise sampling and promotion.

New Jack Daniels

Brown-Forman has announced the launch of a new limited-edition whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye. A follow-up to another successful limited release, 2012’s Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye, the new Rested Rye is crafted from a mashbill of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. According to Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett, the whiskey was rested for “two cycles of the Tennessee seasons” in new, lightly toasted and charred barrels. Debuting in select markets this month, Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is 80 proof and will retail at $49.99 a 750-ml.

Dewar’s launches new look and global campaign

Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky has been given a new visual identity and bottle design.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15379-dewar-s-launches-new-look-and-global-campaign.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Apr_15&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

Turn Your Easter Leftovers Into Cocktails

Cocktails from Easter Food Leftovers

http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/turn-your-easter-leftovers-into-cocktails/

How the Moon Affects Wine

Biodynamics and moon phases

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/werewolf-in-napa-how-the_b_5157592.html

Top Wine Terms Defined

We’re popping the cork on wine’s most misunderstood words.

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http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/12-Esoteric-Wine-Terms-Defined/

Wine Disguised as a Bouquet of Flowers

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Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/04/15/wine-disguised-bouquet-flowers-beautiful-winners-2013-adesign-award-competition/#XcEQbdqGrePyVL9d.99

THE TRUTH ABOUT SCREW TOPS VS. WINE CORKS

The reason that screw caps were even brought into the equation is because natural cork was proving an unreliable and expensive material

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/04/15/the_truth_about_screw_tops_vs_wine_corks.html

The State of American Beer

What’s rising, what’s fading, and what people are really drinking

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/the-state-of-american-beer/360583/

Sales of mead exceed growth rates for beer, wine and spirits

Mead sales increased 130% from 2012 to 2013

http://www.foodbev.com/news/sales-of-mead-exceed-growth-rates-for-be#.U0-1xMYVzOw

 

Do we need another Sonoma appellation?

Proposed West Sonoma Coast appellation

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2014/04/16/do-we-need-another-sonoma-appellation/

 

Grey Goose Extends With Melon Flavor

Bacardi is introducing a new flavor extension for Grey Goose, set to roll out this spring. Grey Goose Le Melon, which will retail at $30 a 750-ml., is made with 100% natural essence from rare Cavaillon melons sourced from Provence. Le Melon joins Cherry Noir, La Poire, L’Orange and Le Citron in the Grey Goose flavor line.

The new flavor launch coincides with the brand’s multi-million dollar “Fly Beyond” ad campaign, which debuted in recent months. The third-largest imported vodka brand in the U.S. market behind Absolut and Svedka, Grey Goose has hovered around the 3.4-million-case mark since 2008, slipping 2% last year to 3.38 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

 

JACK DANIEL’S UPS RYE WHISKEY OFFERING

16th April, 2014 by Lauren May

Jack Daniel’s has launched its second rye whiskey expression, and its first to be barrel-matured,  following on from its 2012 release of Unaged Tennessee Rye.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/jack-daniels-ups-rye-whisky-offering/?article-source=newsletter&source=857&date=2014-04-16

 

Super Mario Bros. theme played on wine glasses

This ultimate tribute to Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Yoshi uses drinking glasses, pencils, and even a frying pan to play the iconic theme song.

http://youtu.be/9TTioMbNT9I

Types of Wine Bottles

Wine Folly Blog

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/types-of-wine-bottles/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8be1aa7b6e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8be1aa7b6e-62472929&mc_cid=8be1aa7b6e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

CHINA’S NEXT MOVE: HOW THE WINE SUPERPOWER CONTINUES TO GROW

There’s little left to be unsure about when it comes to how much Chinese drinkers love wine.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/chinas-next-move-how-the-wine-superpower-continues-to-grow

  

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

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Mom’s Time Out Wine Tasting

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Join Helium Party Place And Franklin Liquors

Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

RSVP Event Limited to 20

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-time-out-tickets-11096380573

ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting

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Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

May 8th 7pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/176008992/

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