Liquor Industry News/Links 5-9-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-10-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Four Great California Wine Country Recipes for Mother’s Day

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day lunch of recipes inspired by California wine country’s fresh, seasonal ingredients

http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/04292014

 

31st ANNUAL

San Diego International
Wine Competition

This is one of the largest competitions in the nation with over 1000 entries from 17 countries. Results:

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http://www.sdiwc.com/results_sd.html

 

Coppola Winery

Coppola Winery Is A Sonoma Disneyland For Wine Lovers

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-297-19103-coppola-winery.html

 

Marsala Vs Vernaccia. The charm of the competition for the first DOC

Every detail historical and cultural heritage is fundamental in marketing strategies. And so break out the “provincialism” claiming primates of all kinds should discern their own wine from all the others

http://www.teatronaturale.com/article/4720.html

 

Keep the Licenses Flowing

Cambridge MA does well eschewing Mass. liquor regulations

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/5/5/keep-the-licenses-flowing/

 

How to Build a Beer Book Library

There is a certain comfort and security that comes with a shelf or bedside table piled high with books; a tangible sense of knowledge available for your consumption.

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http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/05/essential-beer-books-best-books-for-beginners-beer-brewing.html

 

MA Wineries could hold free tastings if law passes

Massachusetts wineries may soon be able to offer free samples of their products.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140502/NEWS/405020329

 

How To Talk To A Sommelier

An ongoing series addressing real-life questions about wine

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/05/02/wine-life-how-to-talk-to-a-sommelier/

 

Buying Wedding Wines: What to Get and How Much

If you’re looking into buying your own wedding wines, then you’ve already taken the smartest step forward by caring enough to find out more!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/buying-wedding-wines/

 

MAPS: Here Are The Countries That Love American Booze

Read more:

 http://www.businessinsider.com/vinepair-wine-beer-export-maps-2014-5#ixzz30w0I2dQp

 

Dinner Party Wine Calculator

Great website to plug in numbers

http://vinepair.com/dinner-party-calculator/

 

What type of beer are you?

Take the quiz

http://www.playbuzz.com/9news10/what-type-of-beer-are-you

 

The sagrantino grape makes a comeback

In the 1960s, the sagrantino grape was disappearing from the hillsides around the town of Montefalco, in Italy’s Umbria region

http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_25678279/wine-sagrantino-grape-makes-comeback

 

Natural wine – it may not be what you expect

The truth is, there is currently no legal definition of what natural wine is.

https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/natural-wine-may-not-expect-120800191.html

 

11 trends to consider for your wine list

What’s hot on our wine lists right now?

http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/11-trends-to-consider-for-your-wine-list

 

Yuengling beer returning to Conn

D.G. Yuengling & Son could be returning to the Nutmeg State as early as this summer.

http://wtnh.com/2014/05/05/yuengling-beer-returning-conn/

 

Cracking the Tequila Code: The Easy Way to ID the Distillery (and See If They Make Quality Stuff)

Does that fancy tequila taste strangely similar to that cheap one? Check the NOM number and never get cheated again.

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http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/05/cracking-tequilas-code-how-to-id-the-distillery-and-see-if-they-make-quality-stuff.html

 

Sam Adams Longshot Release

;Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has released the 2014 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. The pack, which features the winning entries from the brewer’s 2013 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, features two bottles each of Russ Brunner’s American Stout, Cesar Marron’s Grätzer and Teresa Bury’s Pineapple IPA. The LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide, priced at $7.99-$9.99 each. Held annually, the LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to highlight talented homebrewers from around country

 

BOURBON BARREL SHORTAGE TO LAST TWO YEARS, DISTILLERS WARN

6th May, 2014 by Becky Paskin

The current shortage of American oak blighting the Bourbon industry will be “short lived”, but is expected to last up to two years, distillers have warned.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/bourbon-barrel-shortage-to-last-two-years-distillers-warn/?article-source=newsletter&source=180&date=2014-05-06

 

BEAUTY INDUSTRY LOOKING TO THE WINE WORLD

6th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

An increasing number of skincare brands are latching onto the antioxidant properties found in grapes and incorporating them into their beauty products.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/beauty-industry-looking-to-the-wine-world/?article-source=newsletter&source=869&date=2014-05-06

 

Rustic Modernism: A New Age for Mexican Spirits

Can a category of spirits defined by an intense bond with tradition innovate without abandoning authenticity? Nils Bernstein explores the developing relationship between history and modernity in Mexican spirits.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/rustic-modernism-a-new-age-for-mexican-spirits/

 

How to Make Your Own Wine Aroma Kit for $30

Improve your ability to pick out aromas in a glass of wine with the use of an aroma kit.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/make-wine-aroma-kit-30/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3075f522c7-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3075f522c7-62472929&mc_cid=3075f522c7&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Meet VIVA, the label for sustainable wine

Consumers need to be aware of the environmental commitment of the Italian wine sector. From now on this will be ensured by a new label

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http://www.rinnovabili.it/en/meet-viva-label-for-sustainable-wine-666/

 

What is a vineyard-designated wine?

Len Napolitano

More geographically specific than a wine appellation, or even a sub-AVA, is a vineyard of grape origin.

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/what-vineyard-designated-wine-6?utm_source=wctw+newsletter&utm_campaign=cae39e1b0e-WCTW_Newsletter_1_4_121_3_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_677d5c9c1c-cae39e1b0e-209968790

 

How to Tell if Your Wine Habit is Healthy

You’ve seen the research showing that moderate wine consumption can benefit health, but how do we find the balance between moderate and over-consumption?

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/wine-and-health-how-to-find-the-balance.html

 

TWITTER 25: OUR EDITORS CHOOSE THE BEST IN WINE

If you tweet into the Twittersphere, but no one follows, does it make a sound?

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-25-top-wine-tweeters

 

Why It’s Okay to Send Back that Bottle of Wine

it is within one’s rights to return a bottle of wine in any circumstance ­ even if there’s nothing (technically) wrong with the wine.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/sending-back-wine

 

Peak Organic Brewing receives Non-GMO Project verification

Peak Organic Brewing Co. announced that it has received a Non-GMO Project verification for its beer.

http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/packaging-distribution/peak-organic-brewing-receives-non-gmo-project-verification/

 

The Surprising History of Making Alcohol a Powdered Substance

A startup is seeking approval to sell alcohol in tiny inconspicuous packets. But the science is decades old

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/surprising-history-powdered-alcohol-180951278/?no-ist

 

Understanding France’s Complex Burgundy Wine Region

one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious wine regions: Burgundy, France

http://www.thedailymeal.com/sommelier-certification-understanding-france-s-complex-burgundy-wine-region

 

America’s taste in beer, in five maps

There is an unmistakable geography to beer preferences in America.

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/7/5687138/americas-taste-in-beer-in-five-maps

 

The Multisensory Psychology of Wine Tasting

The premise behind the research is simple: How do environmental factors like colour and sound affect your sense of taste?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-multisensory-psychology-of-wine-tasting

 

New Bota Box

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) boxed wine brand Bota Box has officially launched its new Pinot Noir entry, first reported by Shanken News Daily on March 17. Made with fruit sourced from Chile’s Valle Central appellation, Bota Box Pinot Noir is currently available in the brand’s core 3-liter format, priced at $22.99. The new expression brings Bota Box’s portfolio to a total of 11 varietals, six of which are also offered in 500-ml. Tetra Pak formats. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Bota Box was up 14% last year to reach 2.6 million cases, making it DFV’s largest brand.

 

THEORY OF FIVE BASIC TASTES ‘OUTDATED’

7th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

The idea that humans can only detect five basic tastes is “outdated” and needs to be revised, according to an Oxford University professor.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/theory-of-five-basic-tastes-outdated/

Why does wine taste worse up in the air?

Red wines seem to suffer most, but champagne not so much.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/food/10028354/Why-does-wine-taste-worse-up-in-the-air

 

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How To attend and join

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