Liquor Industry News/Links 5-31-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-31-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Pernod Ricard launches innovative Father’s Day promotion

Pernod Ricard will then send them a personalized label which wraps around the bottle.

http://www.offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14212

 

The science of wine

5 key questions, answered

1

http://theweek.com/article/index/261815/the-science-of-wine

 

Shandy-monium: The sequel

Brace yourselves beer drinkers: The summer of 2014 is shaping up for shandy-monium.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101698289

 

SCIENTISTS CRACK FORMULA FOR ‘PERFECT PINT’

28th May, 2014 by Lauren May

Researchers at Cornell University have reached their verdict on what makes a perfect pint, revealing a complex combination of chemicals needed to achieve the best foamy head.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/scientist-crack-formula-for-perfect-pint/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

Much more than mixology apps

Review Of Drink Apps

http://www.techhive.com/article/2158668/much-more-than-mixology-apps.html

TOP 10 WACKY VODKA BOTTLE DESIGNS

Vodka brands are often known for their weird, wacky and downright obscene bottle designs, from missile-shaped vessels to phallus-like decanters.

2

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-crazy-vodka-bottle-designs/?article-source=newsletter&source=186&date=2014-05-27

INSTAGRAM ALCOHOLIC SLUSHIE SERVICE INVESTIGATED

27th May, 2014 by Lauren May

A “booze slushie” ordered and delivered via Instagram which has taken New York by storm is under investigation by the State Liquor Authority.

3

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/instagrams-alcoholic-slushie-service-investigated/?article-source=newsletter&source=884&date=2014-05-27

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

That’s right Boston is on list!!

http://blog.oyster.com/the-7-best-cities-for-beer-45625/

Many faces of Chardonnay

Chardonnay Types As Explained By Great Northwest Wine Blob:

Here are some basics:

Barrel fermentation: The grapes were crushed and the juice was put into oak barrels (or tanks with pieces of oak inserted) then fermented. Depending on how much new oak was used determines how oaky the wine is. It is safe to say that if a Chardonnay is fermented in oak, it will be oakier and richer.

Malolactic (ML) fermentation: The wine goes through a secondary fermentation that converts tart malic acids to softer, more elegant lactic acids. Nearly all red wines are put through ML.

Sur lie aging: The lees – leftover yeast and other sediment – is left in the barrel with the aging wine. Often, the barrel is stirred, which mixes up the lees. This tends to create a richer mouth feel to the wine.

Stainless steel: This means the wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel and no oak was used. It is quite possible that part or all of the wine still went through ML and lees aging occurred.

These days, winemakers are experimenting with any and all of these techniques. Indeed, you can enjoy a Chardonnay that is partially barrel fermented (new and used oak), partially put through ML and partially lees aged.

If the wine you’re looking at has a back label, look for words such as “rich” or “bright” to determine which direction the winemaker took.

 

Wineries Bid for B.C.’s First Subappellation

Group in southern Okanagan Valley proposes Golden Mile Bench as new viticultural area

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=133295

 

High-Tech Mevushal Wine

One trend that’s on an uptick in the world of kosher wines released on the US market is “mevushal,” or “cooked,” wines.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/food-wine/wine/high-tech-mevushal-wine

 

Forget Coolers and Store Your Beer In this Underground Elevator

The eCool is an environmentally friendly and altogether awesome alternative to your humble Igloo

4

http://gizmodo.com/forget-coolers-and-store-your-bear-in-this-underground-1582228263

 

INHALING ALCOHOL TREND BRANDED ‘DANGEROUS’

28th May, 2014 by Lauren May

A drinking craze in which users inhale alcohol fumes has the potential to be a “very dangerous phenomenon”, experts have warned.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/alcohol-inhalation-trend-dangerous/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

WINE AUSTRALIA CRACKS DOWN ON ‘ORANGE’ WINE

28th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

Wine Australia has threatened that producers outside the region of Orange in New South Wales who name their wines as “orange” risk “serious consequences”.

5

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/wine-australia-cracks-down-on-orange-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=885&date=2014-05-28

 

Dan Marino Delivers Passing Time Wine

The former Miami Dolphins quarterback is going to have a little wine of his own. Marino is partnering with his former backup quarterback, Damon Huard, to produce a 500-case Washington Cabernet called “Passing Time.”

6

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/05/dan-marino-delivers-passing-time-wine

 

10 foodie beers to savor now

Germans would be pleasantly surprised by this spectrum of culinary summer stunners, infused with pineapple, cucumber and beyond.

http://draftmag.com/features/10-foodie-beers-to-savor-now/

 

A Beer Beginner’s Guide to Hops of the World

Hops are basically here just for mankind’s beery satisfaction.

7

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/different-types-of-hops-what-hops-taste-like-saaz-fuggle-cascade-citra-beer-flavors.html?ref=pop_serious_eats

 

“Brett Character” in Wine: How Much Can the Experts REALLY Detect?

Among many in the wine industry, a wine exhibiting “Brett character” is generally thought of as negative and highly undesired in most wines.

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/05/brett-character-consensus-wine-experts.html/

 

Why You Should Drink Rosé

Does the idea of drinking pink wine make you blush? It’s time to forget what you think you know about rosé.

http://www.buzzbinpadillacrt.com/why-you-should-drink-rose/

 

Beyond Beer Can Chicken: The 10 Best Grilling with Beer Recipes

It’s what you want after a long week: a cold beer and a hot grill, good food and good friends. The combination makes all feel right in the world again.

http://www.dailyamerican.com/entertainment/parade/parade_food/beyond-beer-can-chicken-the-best-grilling-with-beer-recipes/article_509d0b9f-621c-53ab-9e18-f61cc8f85a37.html

 

33 of The Most Bizarre Wine Flavors

See the most bizarre wine flavors and find out what wines have these flavors. If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/33-bizarre-wine-flavors/

 

3 Weird Reasons You Pour Yourself Way Too Much Wine

a recent study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab suggests that a few environmental cues might be guiding you to unconsciously overpour.

8

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/05/3-weird-reasons-you-pour-yourself-too-much-wine.html

 

12 Exceptions To The Rule That You Shouldn’t Drink Red Wine With Fish

The rule of thumb for pairing wine with food is red wine goes with meat and white wine with fish. This well-known statute is strictly observed the world over — but are there ever exceptions?

9

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/red-wine-and-fish_n_5412005.html

 

New Shannon Ridge Wines

California wine producer Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is releasing a new red blend for its Playtime Wines label ahead of the summer season. Playtime Wines Red Blend is a Lake County-sourced combination of Zinfandel with small amounts of Grenache, Petit Verdot and Barbera and retails for $12.99 a bottle. Playtime, whose label art is a throwback to the era when posters of pin-up stars adorned various World War II aircraft, is available now in major retail markets at grocery and liquor stores. The company says Playtime “Blonde” Chardonnay and Playtime “Strawberry Blonde” dry rosé wines will soon follow the red blend.

New Long Trail

Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing Co. has added a new entry to its small-batch Brown Bag series, Berliner Weisse. The new offering is a 3.4%-abv ale that the company describes as highly sessionable with a light body and a very dry finish. Resurrected in 2012 (after being discontinued in the 1990s), Long Trail’s rotating Brown Bag Series has recently included an American IPA, Bavarian Smoked Brown, Maple Maibock and Lemon Pepper Kolsch, the last of which has now entered the brewer’s seasonal line-up under the name Ramble.

The French Grape Variety Aroma Game

Select a grape and start the game!

http://www.vindefrance-cepages.org/en/jeux-des-aromes

TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE USES FOR CHEAP VODKA

Do you have a dubious bottle of old vodka destined to never see the light of day? Then you’ll appreciate our top 10 tips to putting cheap vodka to work, in ways you couldn’t imagine.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-alternative-uses-for-cheap-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=887&date=2014-05-30

BERTRAND OFFERS NO-SULPHITE GUARANTEE

29th May, 2014 by Gabriel Savage

Languedoc-Roussillon producer Gerard Bertrand is offering a three-year guarantee on his sulphite-free range in a bid to calm concerns about the stability of these wines.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/bertrand-offers-no-sulphite-quality-guarantee/?article-source=newsletter&source=887&date=2014-05-30

TIPSY TUNES: THE 10 WINE SONGS YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

Top 10 Songs about wine

https://grapecollective.com/articles/tipsy-tunes-the-10-wine-songs-you-need-to-be-listening-to-right-now

Cider Creek Hard Cider Launches in Boston

A new brand of hard cider, Cider Creek Hard Cider, is flowing into Boston.

10

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/cider-creek-hard-cider-launches-in-boston?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=a5c84acd8e-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-a5c84acd8e-168831693

When To Get Wine By The Glass

Follow up on why not to buy wine by the glass

http://chicagoist.com/2014/05/29/when_to_get_wine_by_the_glass.php

 

Quini Named App Of The Day

Did you know we are partnered with Quini?

Look for us to incorporate this in our future tasting classes

http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/Daily%20Mail%20Plus/08ceeb675e5c496aa2155bef1ede27a6/09-05-2014/F_095_BONUS_APP.html

Find Us Online

image-6

www.franklinliquors.com

Like Us On Facebook

267931_131668263673993_826038008_n

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

Follow Us On Twitter

TWITTER

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

Our Latest Specials

http://www.franklinliquors.com/SPECIALS.htm 

 Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

image-5

Wine Explorers wanted!

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

How To attend and join

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

 

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

·      Certified Specialist Of Wine-CWS

·      Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

Society of Wine Educators

·      California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School

sf

Normal
0

false
false
false

EN-US
JA
X-NONE

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Cambria;
mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria;
mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria;
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: