Liquor Industry News/Links 7-26-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-26-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

This Week Franklin Liquors Has More Exciting Wine Education News.

We Have Partnered With Michèle Meagher A Food/Wine Blogger.

http://www.micheleuncorked.com

Look For Our Combined Food And Wine Articles/Adventures Soon!

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Food Wine Pairings

New Sunday Opening

New CA Wine Education Law

Patriots Suing Bacardi

 

Liquor sales to be allowed 2 hours earlier on Sundays following Gov. Deval Patrick’s approval

Now Local Towns must approve

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/liquor_sales_to_be_allowed_2_h.html

  

7 Ways to Make Bad Wine Drinkable

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Always read about penny trick never tried it.

http://time.com/3005754/7-ways-to-make-bad-wine-drinkable/

Wine-flavored cotton candy

Order from a candy shop in Des Moines, Iowa

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http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/salivation-army/thank-internet-kindle-unlimited-wine-flavored-cotton-candy/

American Gins Go Their Own Way

A new wave of New World gins is delivering flavors the Queen Mother never dreamed of

http://online.wsj.com/articles/american-gins-go-their-own-way-1405711255

Patriots suing Bacardi after rum maker walks away from deal

Bacardi deal fell threw

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/18/patriots-suing-bacardi-after-rum-maker-walks-away-from-business-deal/IOguGQVoe5QTwHPzN4n2UM/story.html

Mixing booze with energy drinks makes you want more alcohol, study finds

New Australian study

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http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2014/07/18/mixing_booze_with_energy_drinks_makes_you_want_to_drink_more_study_finds.html

Wine prices and the small specialty stores

Great article on price and selection differences between box stores and

Small stores like ours.

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/wine-prices-and-the-small-specialty-stores/2014/07/16/c4739b30-0b97-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html?tid=hpModule_1f58c93a-8a7a-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

 

Age doesn’t matter when it comes to whiskey

Quality not aging

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/101850447#.

BEER DOES THE BODY GOOD?

5 reasons why ordering a beer isn’t always an unhealthy option

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-drink/beer-does-the-body-good

The Miraculous Nose

Tim Gaiser blog on how powerful our sense of smell is

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/the-miraculous-nose?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

The Two Faces of Soave

Tasting Italian Soaves

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/dining/tasting-italian-soaves.html?ref=dining&_r=0

Suddenly, more wines contain cobalt

Interesting study on something new being found in wines.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/07/suddenly-more-wines-contain-cobalt.html

 

JOHN WAYNE BOURBON IN TRADEMARK DISPUTE

The descendants of American actor John Wayne are locked in a legal battle with Duke University over the launch of a new Bourbon brand called Duke, the late movie star’s nickname.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/john-wayne-bourbon-in-trademark-dispute/?article-source=newsletter&source=218&date=2014-07-22

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

The quality of corks is in decline

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http://www.livescience.com/46901-wine-cork-quality-decreasing.html

New law allows California students to taste wine

College students under the age of 21 will be allowed to drink alcohol in class, as long as they’re enrolled in a beer brewing or winemaking program and they refrain from swallowing,

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/New-law-allows-California-students-to-taste-wine-5636628.php

Wine firms must be consumer-centric to win new generation of drinkers

How the “Big” guys use research to build brands

http://www.harpers.co.uk/campaigns/get-engaged/wine-firms-must-be-consumer-centric-to-win-new-generation-of-drinkers/369689.article?redirCanon=1

11 Canned Foods You Can Serve, Proudly, With Wine

Canned food and wine pairings

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http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2014/07/delicious-canned-fish-and-wine-pairings

 

HAHN REDIRECTS BRAND-BUILDING PROWESS

An update on Hahn Winery, What was sold off and new high end line.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/hahn-redirects-brand-building-prowess/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

The Koolernaut will tell you the perfect temperature for your beer

I love new gadgets!

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2112075052/koolernaut-digital-beverage-insulator-and-chiller

I’m looking California, and feeling Minnesota…

Wine blog about the CWAS program SF Wine School Offers

http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/16836#.U86VS1YVzOy

Patrón launches a trio of tahona-only tequilas

rarely practiced – process that starts with a tahona, a giant two-tonne stone wheel hand-carved from volcanic rock (roca), that slowly crushes the cooked agave to break the bonds of fibre and release the rich agave juice.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15542-patr-n-launches-a-trio-of-tahona-only-tequilas.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_July_22&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

Cool Off This Summer with Wine Popsicles

Many recipe’s

http://missouriwine.org/blog_cool-off-this-summer-with-wine-popsicles/

Wine Pairing Rules Worth Breaking

4 Tips on food and wine pairing. Tip 4 ask the wine shop.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/wine-pairing-rules-worth-breaking.html

TIGER BONES USED TO BREW WINE IN CHINA

China’s black market trade in tiger bones for the production of tiger ‘wine’ is thriving, despite an official ban.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/tiger-bones-used-to-brew-wine-in-china/

Putting Black Box Wine To The Taste Test

Review on how they taste and how long they last

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http://chicagoist.com/2014/07/22/putting_black_box_wine_to_the_taste.php

Caught on camera: Man burnt by bartender making flaming cocktail

Watch the crazy video

http://news.asiaone.com/news/soshiok/caught-camera-man-burnt-bartender-making-flaming-cocktail

 

‘Star Trek’-themed beer

Klingon Warnog is an official Star Trek beerT

http://federationofbeer.com/page/9/Warnog.html

 

Can’t remember Which Beer to Drink? Have No Fear Beer Pad is Here!

an app that allows users to take pictures of their beer and record information about.

http://www.148apps.com/news/remember-beer-drink-fear-beer-pad/

The Coolest Beer Cooler We’ve Ever Seen

The Kickstarter project for “The Coolest” cooler has raised over $6 million so far

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http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/07/22/the-coolest-beer-cooler-weve-ever-seen

ALCOHOL FOUND TO IMPROVE SENSE OF SMELL

A modest amount of alcohol can improve your sense of smell, a recent study has concluded.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/alcohol-found-to-improve-sense-of-smell/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

HOMER SIMPSON WINE DESIGN UNVEILED

Two Russian designers have unveiled their latest work – a pair of wine bottles inspired by Homer and Marge Simpson.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/homer-simpson-wine-design-unveiled/?article-source=newsletter&source=929&date=2014-07-23

CANADA LAUNCHES ONLINE WINE DIRECTORY

Complete listing of wineries in Canada coming soon!

http://www.canadianvintners.com/?p=677

Poolside Popsicle Cocktails

If you love popsicles and love cocktails, there’s nothing better than these easy-to-make treats to have on-hand poolside at your next summer gathering!

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/poolside-popsicle-cocktails/

KENTUCKY BOURBON STOCKS RETURN TO 1970S LEVELS

Stocks of Bourbon currently maturing in Kentucky have returned to their highest level since 1977 as producers forecast increasing demand for the whiskey.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/kentucky-bourbon-stocks-return-to-1970s-levels/?article-source=newsletter&source=220&date=2014-07-23

Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery

Great info on One of California’s historic winemaking regions

http://vinousmedia.com/articles/santa-barbara-the-thrill-of-discovery-jul-2014?utm_source=Vinous+Update+Email+List+%28Non-Subscribers%29&utm_campaign=d40330ab24-vinousupdate_2014_7_22_nm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_965624e71b-d40330ab24-23975861

Is That MegaPurple, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Very graphic and opinionated wine blogger.

Stance on “no good wine under $20”

AND

Review of additives in wines

http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-that-megapurple-or-are-you-just.html

4 Sensational Hot Dog & Beer Pairings

All beers less than $10 a six pack

http://nbwa.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1005b559db1c694e45edf48b1&id=7aff2dbcc0&e=89b9c026e1

Why the FDA’s Spent Grain Policy Nearly Raised the Cost of Your Beer

Did you know brewers sell their spent grain?

http://modernfarmer.com/2014/07/great-spent-grain-debacle/?omhide=true&utm_source=Modern+Farmer+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6a254fc78a-Weekly_11_1511_15_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e8a89c7e43-6a254fc78a-75543437

Coro Mendocino Releases Iconic Ultra-Premium 2011 Vintage

I have never had any luck locating Coro Mendocino blends In MA

Read all about what makes it a special wine.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12028957.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

What does “manipulation” of wine mean to you?

Interesting blog on “things” added to wines

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/07/what-does-manipulation-of-wine-mean-to.html

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS (AVA)

Good info on AVA stats

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/fascinating-facts-american-viticultural-areas-ava/

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