Liquor Industry News/Links 8-2-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-2-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Its August Already And Summer Is Going Fast. Next Week

Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Due In.

Soon We Will Launch An Exciting New Loyalty Program In

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Wine Label Meanings

Water Into Wine Trick

New Items

 

WineGlass app makes clueless drinkers like connoisseurs

Interesting new wine app. Developed for you to take a picture of the wine menu

At a restaurant and assist you with wine details. I will be interested in testing this more.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wineglass-app-makes-the-clueless-drinker-a-connoisseur/

7 questions about wine and nutrition answered

Answers to questions about organic and sulfites in wine

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http://www.mlive.com/drinks/2014/07/7_questions_about_wine_and_nut.html

How tequila made its way to the top shelf in the US

The fastest growth in the US market has been in high-end and super-premium tequila

http://qz.com/240230/how-tequila-made-its-way-to-the-top-shelf-in-the-us/#/h/90018,1/

New Woodchuck Ciders

Vermont Hard Cider’s Woodchuck brand is set to release a trio of ciders, including Hopsation, a new core year-round offering. Rolling out in August, Hopsation features Woodchuck’s original cider and an infusion of Cascade hops, and will be available nationwide in six-packs and on draft. The year-round entry marks Woodchuck’s first core brand extension since 2011. Concurrently, Woodchuck will also launch Sour Cherry Cider, the latest entry in its limited edition Cellar Series, as well as reintroduce Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Sour Cherry will be available in 22-ounce bottles through September, while Fall Harvest, which features notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and white oak, will be offered in six-packs and on draft through October.

Summer’s Not Just For White; It’s Ok To Chill Red Wine

Good advice on which reds to give a chill

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/put-away-summer-whites-ok-chill-red-wine/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13612424&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qJt21BmDUAsE9Jr_1JMXH3oqlrMBj_tIuhlsuE9z_X3grH8eHeyoXP7YH0XWsvn4KHnL-b7UDNYJDam7RdxOX26iM326VzD9jE6WBi0Vu0lGSJk0&_hsmi=13612424

TEN OF THE WORLD’S STRONGEST SPIRITS

A look at grain alcohol and more.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/ten-of-the-worlds-strongest-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=224&date=2014-07-29

Surprising Meanings Behind Common U.S. Wine Label Terms

Best education you can get is on wine label reading.

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http://wine.answers.com/learn-about-wine/surprising-meanings-behind-common-us-wine-label-terms

PROFESSOR CLAIMS TERROIR IS ‘A MYTH’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/is-terroir-a-myth/?article-source=newsletter&source=935&date=2014-07-29

Water to Wine Illusion Box

How to turn water into wine trick.

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http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-to-Wine-Illusion-Box/?ALLSTEPS

Wine Deals Online? Let a Somm Find Them For You

Ian Cauble, who was featured in the recent documentary “Somm,” new website.

Daily wine offers.

http://www.sommselect.com

The secret to good sangria: Give it time to rest

Sangria tips: Agree with letting it soak up the fruit.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/29/5072047/the-secret-to-good-sangria-give.html

All-time high for N.H. liquor sales

Record setting year for NH booze sales.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140729-BIZ-407290344

Study: Mass. Millennials Tops In Alcohol Spending, No. 2 In Coffee Shop Purchases

A new report on spending by millennials – those ages 18 to 35 – finds that Massachusetts’s millennials rank No. 1 nationally in spending on alcohol and No. 2 in spending on coffee.

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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/29/study-mass-millennials-tops-in-alcohol-spending-no-2-in-coffee-shop-purchases/

The Aroma of Color w Jordi Ballester, an IPNC Seminar

Interesting study on wine tasting when you can’t see the color

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/07/28/the-aroma-of-color-w-jordi-ballester-an-ipnc-seminar/

THE STUNNING ARCHITECTURE OF THE WINE WORLD

architectural stunners you’ll find around the wine world.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/stunning-architecture-wine-world/

How to Hold a Wine Glass

Wine Folly blog on proper way to hold a glass

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/hold-wine-glass-civilized/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2fc39526e4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2fc39526e4-62472929&mc_cid=2fc39526e4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

CHOCOLATE LOBSTER BEER MAKES COMEBACK

Brewed with five lobsters, the Dogfish Brewery’s 5.6% Choc Lobster is said to have notes of “bittersweet chocolate” with “subtle herb and ocean notes”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/chocolate-lobster-beer-makes-comeback/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

BIGGEST DRINKING US STATES MAPPED

No surprise NH sells more than any state BUT 50% is sold to residents of other states.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/biggest-drinking-us-states-mapped/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

Americans need to revisit Greek wines

Great read on getting familiar with wines from Greece

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/29/6591516/mike-dunne-on-wine-greek-wines.html

RumChata® Root Beer Float

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day and RumChata has come up with its own adult version to celebrate.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Drinks-detail/rumchata-root-beer-float/

Argentina’s potential debt default could hurt its struggling wine industry

Economy issues leading to lower cost of bulk wine. Also lower yields due to climate.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/argentinas-potential-debt-default-could-cause-wine-prices-to-fall/370019.article

Liquor Of Legend: The Distillery Behind Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blanton’s–And Pappy Van Winkle

Background and history behind the brands

http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2014/07/30/liquor-of-legend-the-distillery-behind-buffalo-trace-bourbon-blantons-and-pappy-van-winkle/

Does adding tannin boost aromatic thiols, too? It just might.

Interesting look at adding tannins to help wines aromatics

http://wineoscope.com/2014/07/30/does-adding-tannin-boost-aromatic-thiols-too-it-just-might/

TOP 10 BOOKS ON BEER

Ten books for beer lovers and education

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-books-on-beer/?article-source=newsletter&source=937&date=2014-07-31

How the pros taste wine, and what the heck is Quini

Blog about the Quini app we use

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http://goodcheapvino.com/pros-taste-wine-heck-quini/

10 things winemakers won’t tell you

What goes into your glass of Pinot? Food coloring, weird additives, and a 400% markup

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-winemakers-wont-tell-you-2014-07-31

HOW IMPORTANT ARE GARNISHES IN COCKTAILS?

Do cocktails really need a garnish?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/how-important-are-garnishes-in-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=227&date=2014-08-01

Mainstream wine drinking is changing

Demand for wine is growing with a shift to new markets and consumers

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/4641/Mainstream_wine_drinking_is_changing.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=Drinks%2BInternational%2Bweekly%2Bnewsletter%2BIssue%2B284

HOSPITAL OPENS WINE BAR FOR TERMINALLY ILL

A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/hospital-opens-wine-bar-for-terminally-ill/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

CORK FIRMS HAIL US AND CHINA DATA

90% of the featured brands used cork as their primary closure.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/cork-firms-hail-us-china-data/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

THE SMALLEST WINERY IN AMERICA IS LOCATED IN A FORMER JAIL

North Carolina’s Calaboose Cellars, a winery that once served as a jail. They are America’s smallest freestanding, complete winery.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-smallest-winery-in-america-is-located-in-a-former-jail

Handcrafted Flasks

Custom Liquor Flask Company

http://www.flasking.com

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old

Heaven Hill Distilleries will release a third bottling of Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Barrel Proof Bourbon this year and three more bottlings next year. Debuting last year as a limited release version of Elijah Craig Small Batch 12-Year-Old, the series is drawn from the company’s inventory of aging barrels and each release reflects the proof of the batch, made of 100 or fewer barrels. A batch of 134.2 proof was released in March 2014 and a 137-proof was released in May, with the third 133.2-proof batch expected in September. In January next year, Heaven Hill will debut the first edition of the 2015 installment of the series. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is available nationwide in 750-ml. bottles retailing at $44.99.

Cool trends in cocktails: Flavor-infused ice cubes

Everyone’s looking at new ways to impress when it comes to keeping drinks cool.

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/news-festivals-events/cool-trends-in-cocktails-flavor-infused-ice-cubes/8766523/

Why Is Trader Joe’s Wine So Cheap?

Feedback from Quora on Two Buck Chuck

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http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/07/31/trader-joes-wine-cheap/

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