Liquor Industry News/Links 5-3-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-3-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

What To Drink For Cinco De Derby

Like some rare astrological phenomenon, both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are Today!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/what-to-drink-for-cinco-d_b_1475313.html

Five Derby Drinks to Try This Weekend!

Derby season is in full swing, and drinking is always in season here in Louisville, so it’s only natural to combine the two.

http://www.louisville.com/content/five-derby-drinks-try-weekend

Surviving The Great Lime Crisis of 2014

If you haven’t already heard, there is a bit of a lime shortage happening at the moment.

http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/surviving-the-great-lime-crisis-of-2014/

Wine Replaces Tequila in This Lightened-Up Pinot-Grita

For those who have terrible tequila memories from college

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http://www.yumsugar.com/Margarita-Made-Wine-34685602

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Mouth-Watering Margarita Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends and family by adding these delicious margarita recipes to the party menu!

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http://www.longisland.com/articles/04-25-14/2014-cinco-de-mayo-margarita-recipes.html

Mexico is making some great wines … really

Mexico is a great place for growing grapes

http://nypost.com/2014/05/01/mexico-is-making-some-great-wines-really/

Americans buy more Mexican beer on July 4 than Cinco de Mayo

Stay thirsty, my friends.

http://articles.redeyechicago.com/2014-05-01/news/49558492_1_cinco-de-mayo-mexican-beer-guacamole

Don’t Judge Wine by the Pricetag

There are a large number of excellent wineries that are entering lower price points to go after the ever increasing, budget conscious consumer

http://www.examiner.com/article/don-t-judge-wine-by-the-pricetag

Sam Adams Founder Says Spoonful of Yeast Will Keep You Sober

Watch The Video

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sam-adams-founder-spoonful-yeast-sober-experts-skeptical/story?id=23484174

New Hot Flash Wine Brand

Hot Flash Wine for Hot Flashy women and for living life to the fullest, even during the joys of menopause!

http://hotflashwines.com

ROBERT DE NIRO CO-CREATES NEW VODKA BRAND

Legendary actor and entrepreneur Robert De Niro has co-created a new vodka brand called Vdka 6100.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/04/robert-de-niro-fronts-co-creates-new-vodka/

5 crazy ways to open a wine bottle and still drink it

Here are a few creative ways to open that bottle and look like a hero in the process: videos

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/04/28/5-crazy-ways-to-open-wine-bottle-and-still-drink-it/

Tasting Strategies: Improving Olfactory Memory and Sensitivity

Great Wine Tasting Tips!

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http://www.timgaiser.com/1/post/2014/04/tasting-strategies-improving-olfactory-memory-and-sensitivity.html

8 Wine Trends We’re Loving Right Now

These wine trends are telling examples of the wine industry’s innovation and resilience.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/04/28/8-wine-trends-loving-right-now/

TOP 10 BOOKS FOR WINE LOVERS

From inspiring tales of triumph over adversity among the vines, to French winemakers’ dramatic tales of World War Two – these books are a treasure trove for the wine-loving book worm.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/top-10-books-for-wine-lovers/

20 Foods Made Better With Beer

Beer is a great ingredient for all kinds of savory and sweet dishes, adding flavor and texture everywhere it goes.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food/easy-recipes/beer-recipes

How Fireball Whiskey Became The Most Successful Liquor In Decades

Read more:

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http://www.businessinsider.com/fireball-whiskey-success-story-2014-4#ixzz30HD3O55d

Video teaches all about Absinthe

learn about everything Absinthe

http://youtu.be/JHUlDt2lM_g

 

15 Booze Terms Everyone Should Be Able to Use When Ordering

Whether you’re a boozehound or a newb, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you’re mixing or ordering drinks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/askmen/15-booze-terms-every-man-_b_5227167.html

New Burnetts Vodka Flavors

Heaven Hill Distilleries’ Burnett’s vodka brand has released a new trio of flavored entries. Rolling out nationwide next month, Burnett’s Ruby Red Grapefruit, Mango Pineapple and Red Berry will be available in 1.75-liter, 1-liter, 750-ml. and 50-ml. formats, priced at around $10.99 a 750-ml. The three additions bring the Burnett’s flavored vodka range to a total of 37 entries. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Burnett’s vodka was up 15% last year, to roughly 2.3 million cases.

 

TOP 10 MOST PIONEERING US CRAFT DISTILLERIES

The craft distilling movement is bigger and better than ever before, but these are 10 of the most pioneering distilleries identified by the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA).

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/04/top-10-most-pioneering-us-craft-distilleries/

 

Alcohol breath test plugs into smartphone

Device plugs into phone, drinker breathes into sensor

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http://www.news4jax.com/news/alcohol-breath-test-plugs-into-smartphone/25698868

Is everything we know about wine wrong?

Every year, judges give out medals to the world’s best wines. But an undercover investigator is questioning their taste buds and asking if ‘connoisseurs’ even exist

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10783463/Is-everything-we-know-about-wine-wrong.html

The Reality About Carbs in Wine

Wine Folly Blog on carbs in Alcohol

http://winefolly.com/update/carbs-in-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=4c6474eab4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-4c6474eab4-62472929&mc_cid=4c6474eab4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Chardonnay better than red wine in slowing weight gain and lowering cholesterol

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/chardonnay-better-than-red-wine-in-slowing-weight-gain-and-lowering-cholesterol-20140429-zr100.html#ixzz30NAJ9PM9

Quini Launches Wine Tasting School Program

Interesting new wine app

https://quiniwine.com

Get Ready Beer Fans, The Beer Brewing Kitchen Appliance Is On Its Way

A small Seattle based startup by the name of Picobrew, is about to ship its beer brewing appliance

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelwolf/2014/04/27/get-ready-beer-fans-the-beer-brewing-kitchen-appliance-is-on-its-way/

A FILM ABOUT THE BEST WINE SALESPERSON IN YAKIMA VALLEY

Watch the movie trailer

http://www.cementsuitcase.com

TWO SOMMELIERS TO RANK FRANZIA’S CLASSY BOXED WINES

Everyone recalls the intimate joy of ripping open that cardboard box and fumbling around for the plastic spout like some kind of strange foreplay, before pouring it

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/sommeliers-drink-franzia-the-world-s-most-popular-wine-boxed-wine

New Angry Orchard

Boston Beer’s Angry Orchard has launched The Muse, the latest entry in its specialty Cider House Collection. Inspired by slightly sweet Champagnes and sparkling wines, The Muse is made with a blend of apples from the Alto Adige region of Italy, as well as Normandy and Bretagne, France, and then aged on French oak staves. The 7.7%-abv offering will be available year-round in 750-ml. corked-caged bottles, priced at around $14.99-$17.99 each. The Muse joins Iceman and Strawman in Angry Orchard’s existing Cider House Collection.

TOP 10 HANGOVER CURES

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/07/top-10-hangover-cures/?article-source=newsletter&source=792&date=2014-01-31

ARE GLUTEN-FREE VODKAS MARKETING GIMMICKS?

1st May, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Spirits brands are using gluten-free labelling to gain advantage over the competition, despite the widely held belief that all spirits are devoid of gluten.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/are-gluten-free-vodkas-marketing-gimmicks/

Does drinking beer actually give you a beer belly?

In regards to getting a “beer belly,” there is little scientific evidence to support site-specific weight gain due to beer consumption

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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/health/2014/05/01/drinking-beer-give-beer-belly/8556145/

 

The rise of ‘vegetarian’ wine

Vegans, as well as those with allergies, will welcome a new generation of wines made without the use of egg whites

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/10801226/The-rise-of-vegetarian-wine.html

 

MA House OKs direct wine shipments

It still needs approval from the state Senate.

http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/05/house_oks_direct_wine_shipments

COPPOLA LAUNCHES LOWER ALCOHOL WINE

1st May, 2014 by Patrick Schmitt

Francis Ford Coppola has launched a lower alcohol wine range called Gia after his granddaughter, Gia Coppola, who was instrumental in crafting the look and taste of the new wines.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/coppola-launches-lower-alcohol-wine/

Petaluma Gap seeks its own wine appellation

With its sweeping winds and mineral rich soil, Petaluma stands apart from other wine regions in Sonoma County

http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20140501/COMMUNITY/140509967/1428/community?Title=Petaluma-Gap-seeks-its-own-wine-appellation-

Wines in US Not Required to List Animal Byproducts

Winemakers and merchants overseas are increasing transparency on labels in an effort to help vegetarians and those with severe allergies find wines made without animal byproducts

http://a.abcnews.com/Lifestyle/animal-byproducts-wine-rise-vegetarian-wines-overseas/story?id=23562439

5 Wisconsin Wine Regions

tasting your way through the state

http://volumeone.org/articles/2014/05/02/7212_5_wisconsin_wine_regions

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