Liquor Industry News/Links 6-14-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

6-14-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club Deliver Immersive Wine Education Experience with Quini

Press Releases of our exciting new partnership with Quini

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http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Franklin+Liquors+and+Franklin+Wine+Club+Deliver+Immersive+Wine+Education+Experience+with+Quini/9572648.html

Other Press Releases

http://www.ssuchronicle.com/2014/06/11/franklin-liquors-and-franklin-wine-club-deliver-immersive-wine-education-experience-with-quini/

http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/Franklin-Liquors-and-Franklin-Wine-Club-Deliver-Immersive-Wine-Education-Experience-with-Quini-3315106

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/06/11/franklin-liquors-and-franklin-wine-club-deliver-immersive-wine-education-experience-quini

Our First Class

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/188245512/

TOP 10 WHISKY GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY

Whether your dad has a weakness for high-end Scotch, loves beautiful blends or enjoys sampling the latest boutique offerings, there’s a Father’s Day whisky gift to suit most palates and wallets.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-whisky-gift-ideas-for-fathers-day/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Sediment often a sign of terrific wine

So what is sediment?

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http://www.masslive.com/drinks/2014/06/wine_press_sediment_often_a_si.html

3 Ways to Ship Wine During the Summer

The long distance and hot temperatures can make this a difficult prospect,

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/3-Ways-to-Ship-Wine-During-the-Summer

 

EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL TERMS INCREASES AGGRESSION

9th June, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Simply hearing alcoholic terms such as “whisky” can make sober people more aggressive, new research shows.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/exposure-to-alcohol-terms-increases-aggression/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Wine4.Me Wine Discovery App for iPhone and iPad

Interesting New App

http://youtu.be/1fOhe5bBdLY

May the Froth Be with You: Nerd Beers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ Stout to Vulcan Ale

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/beer/article/nerd-beers

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLBOY OPENS GIN DISTILLERY

9th June, 2014 by Becky Paskin

A 15-year-old boy has opened a gin distillery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire alongside his three siblings, all of whom are aged under 23.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/fifteen-year-old-schoolboy-opens-gin-distillery-in-uk/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

THE YEAR’S 10 BEST NEW BAR PRODUCTS

From a resurrected Victorian cocktail shaker to a ham-infused mezcal, a array of products have been released in the on-trade over the past 12 months, exciting bartenders from across the globe.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/the-years-10-best-new-bar-products/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

TOP 10 WEIRD WINE TASTES

From the sweet tinge of bubblegum to the metallic tang of blood, the world of wine is home to some less than ordinary tastes and aromas.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-weird-wine-tastes/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

SCIENTISTS USE DNA TECH TO DEVELOP WINE

10th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/aussie-scientists-use-dna-tech-to-develop-fine-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

New Menage A Trois Vodka

Trinchero Family Estates has extended its Ménage à Trois wine brand with a new range of vodkas. Launching just ahead of National Martini Day (June 19), the Ménage à Trois vodka lineup will debut with Straight Vodka, Triple Berry Vodka and Triple Citrus Vodka expressions. The trio join Ménage à Trois’ existing wine portfolio, which now includes 14 varietals and blends, and was up 3% to 2.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank. Along with Ménage à Trois vodka, Trinchero’s TNS Brands spirits unit also includes the Cruz Tequila, Tres Agaves Tequila and Sugar Island rum brands.

Does high price guarantee great wine?

Perhaps the oldest myth about wine is: the higher the price, the better the bottle. But the converse notion — that there’s no relationship between price and quality — also is a myth.

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http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/06/does_high_price_guarantee_great_wine.html

Terroir Talk: Tasting the Earth in Your Wine

In wine jargon, terroir is a term that is trending amongst oenophiles and befuddling wine novices. Though the frilly French pronunciation (ter-wahr) may scare you off, it’s actually a useful term that will help you become a savvy wine drinker — and earn a few wine vocab points along the way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/terroir-talk-tasting-the_b_5474925.html

Open a Wine Bottle With a Knife and Keep the Cork Intact

Got a wine bottle, but no corkscrew? CrazyRussianHacker shows you how to use a knife to remove the cork while keeping it in one piece to recork the bottle.

http://youtu.be/5AjbaATxhBE

Wine… Good For the Teeth?

a healthy excuse to drink wine, may prevent cavities!

http://radio.foxnews.com/2014/06/10/housecall-for-health-wine-good-for-the-teeth/

13 Beer Apps for the iPhone

Some of them cost money, but in the long run would be a worthwhile purchase

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http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2014/06/10/tell-dad-about-these-13-beer-apps-for-the-iphone/

“A touch of sulfur”: Sulfites (or not) in Natural Winemaking

Great read on sulfites and wine. Interesting history

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http://palatepress.com/2014/06/wine/touch-sulfur-sulfites-natural-winemaking/

WORLD’S MOST EXTREME VINEYARDS

From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/worlds-most-extreme-vineyards/?article-source=newsletter&source=896&date=2014-06-11

What Do Wine Legs Really Mean?

Another GREAT Wine Folly Blog

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-legs/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3022787be3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3022787be3-62472929&mc_cid=3022787be3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Learn about beer color, density and other stats in this Beer U video

World Class Beer is a specialty and craft beer distributor located in Indianapolis with affiliated distributors across the United States.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x96FUfcigrs&list=PLEC9F3CCF1EB84C43&feature=share

The science behind common sense wine and food combinations

Wine has often been called a combination of art and science; and in our culinary schools, cooking is accurately described as a “food science.”

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/the-science-behind-common-sense-wine-and-food-combinations

The first all-nude wine festival

Sunny Rest Resort’s forthcoming Bare Vine Wine Fest will require its goers to drop trou to gain admittance

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http://winetimes.co/2014/06/11/the-first-all-nude-wine-festival/

New Gin By Tanqueray

Diageo is adding a limited-production Old Tom Gin to its Tanqueray brand this month, created by master distiller Tom Nichol. According to Diageo, the Old Tom style “bridges the flavor gap between the original, malty Dutch genevers and the more juniper-forward London Dry styles” and is lighter than a genever but more full-bodied and sweeter than a London Dry. Tanqueray’s Old Tom, which is limited to 100,000 bottles globally and will be distributed primarily in top bars, was inspired by a 19th century recipe from brand founder Charles Tanqueray. The pack design is also based on an original Tanqueray Old Tom label dating back to 1921. Each bottle is individually numbered. Tanqueray Old Tom Gin follows the brand’s revival of its Malacca edition in 2013.

TOP 15 CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

The Drinks Business Top Cabernets

#14,In Stock!

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-15-cabernet-sauvignons/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

US BEER GIANTS PUSHED TO LIST INGREDIENTS

12th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

A food blogger and “nutritional activist” in the US has launched an online petition to get two of the country’s biggest brewers to list the ingredients in their beers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/us-beer-giants-pushed-to-list-ingredients/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

New Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan’s latest offering is a 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum. Combining a taste of chocolate with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla, 1671 is finished in Spanish Oak barrels, the same kind believed to be on one of Captain Morgan’s five lost ships, The Satisfaction. The 70 proof rum is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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New Evan Williams

Heaven Hill recently released Evan Williams Kentucky Slush, a Bourbon-based pre-mixed cocktail. It features Evan Williams combined with lemonade, orange juice and sweet tea flavors. The mix can be frozen, poured or blended. The 25-proof 1.75-liter bottle is available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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What’s in Your Beer? Fish Bladder and Antifreeze Ingredient?

Noone knows!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/food-babe-petitions-beer-makers-disclose-additives/story?id=24085296

AN EXPLANATION OF 20 WINE WORDS MOST WINE DRINKERS DON’T KNOW

here is a list of the 20 words the majority of wine drinkers have no experience with, and what they mean.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/20-wine-words-wine-drinkers-dont-know/

Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine

Is that $100 bottle of wine really worth what you paid for it?

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/gross-margins-breaking-down-wine-prices

Men and women view wine differently

“men are attracted by wines that score highly with Robert Parker or in the Wine Spectator”

http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/for-men-and-women-its-not-just-about-whites-vs-reds-b99280573z1-262399151.html

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon,

http://news.yahoo.com/wine-online-domain-set-uncorked-142234231.html

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn’t know you needed.

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https://news.yahoo.com/smart-cup-identify-beverage-pour-122000529.html

Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked by Science

The act of drinking alcohol is surrounded by myths.

http://lifehacker.com/eight-stubborn-alcohol-myths-debunked-by-science-1589574974

How to Pair Beer With Middle Eastern Food

We just aren’t used to serving beer with Middle Eastern food.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/best-beer-for-middle-eastern-food-falafel-kebab-mezze-hummus-beer-pairing-advice.html?ref=title

The Art of Wine Tasting Notes

Oregon winemaker Patrick Reuter has developed a visual means of describing wine flavors.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/the-art-of-wine-tasting-notes

Find Us Online

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www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

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www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

Our Latest Specials

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

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/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

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Society Of Wine Educators

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