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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!
Derby season is in full swing, and drinking is always in season here in Louisville, so it’s only natural to combine the two.
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.
Wine Replaces Tequila in This Lightened-Up Pinot-Grita
For those who have terrible tequila memories from college
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!
Mexico is a great place for growing grapes
Americans buy more Mexican beer on July 4 than Cinco de Mayo
Stay thirsty, my friends.
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
Sam Adams Founder Says Spoonful of Yeast Will Keep You Sober
Watch The Video
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!
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.
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
Great Wine Tasting Tips!
8 Wine Trends We’re Loving Right Now
These wine trends are telling examples of the wine industry’s innovation and resilience.
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.
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.
How Fireball Whiskey Became The Most Successful Liquor In Decades
Video teaches all about Absinthe
learn about everything Absinthe
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.
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).
Alcohol breath test plugs into smartphone
Device plugs into phone, drinker breathes into sensor
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
The Reality About Carbs in Wine
Wine Folly Blog on carbs in Alcohol
Chardonnay better than red wine in slowing weight gain and lowering cholesterol
Quini Launches Wine Tasting School Program
Interesting new wine app
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
A FILM ABOUT THE BEST WINE SALESPERSON IN YAKIMA VALLEY
Watch the movie trailer
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
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
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.
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
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
MA House OKs direct wine shipments
It still needs approval from the state Senate.
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.
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
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
5 Wisconsin Wine Regions
tasting your way through the state
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