Liquor Industry News/Links 11-15-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-15-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

This Week Our Franklin Wine Club Welcomed 90+ Cellars.

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Our Thanksgiving Wine Pairing And Suggestions Newsletter Comes Out Next Week

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Thanksgiving Wine Picks

Best Tequilas In World

 

AND MORE!

 

Wine book for beginners revised for the 22nd time

Author and educator Kevin Zraly did just that and included his discoveries in the 30th anniversary edition of his classic, “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/11/08/wine-book-for-beginners-revised-for-time/Hh4gE4THQwr8gNBBNh8qhN/story.html

What Does Your Beer Say About You?

With beer as our national drink, it’s only right that the beer we choose is the one that would choose us if it could.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/theresabeerforthat/what-does-your-beer-say-about-you

America’s Top Imported Wine Sources

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Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is hot

The flavored spirit has sparked a heated competition with Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire and Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Fire

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/fireball-cinnamon-whisky-heating-article-1.2002175

10 Winter Beers You Have To Drink Right Now

The month that breweries release their winter beers.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/11/10-winter-beers-you-have-to-drink-right-now.html

Free Flow Wines Presents the Winners of the First Annual Keggy Awards for Wine on Tap Sustainability Achievements

Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, announced the winners of their first annual Keggy Awards that recognize wineries for their sustainability achievements in wine on tap.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=141648

TOP FIVE WORLD WAR ONE DRINKS

As this week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, here we assemble five famous drinks associated with the conflict.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-five-world-war-one-drinks/

Dark Horse Wines: Great Finds in Odd Places

On a quest for terrific wines from anywhere but the places you might think they were made, Lettie Teague discovers delicious surprises and very good deals

http://online.wsj.com/articles/dark-horse-wines-great-finds-in-odd-places-1415380580

How to pick the right wine for Thanksgiving (w/video)

There’s probably no more time that people stress out about pairing than Thanksgiving

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/wine/3046349-184/how-to-pick-the-right

 

Vine of the times: Wine region takes shape in South Jersey

South Jersey has 25 of those wineries in what has become a growing agricultural industry.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/11/08/vine-times-south-jersey/18735513/

THE MOST AFFORDABLE ITALIAN WINES ON THE WINE LIST

here are the most delicious affordable Italian wines

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/affordable-italian-wines-wine-list/

Wine Spectator 2014 Top 100 Wines

This week started the release of top 100 wines in the world

http://2014.top100.winespectator.com

HAILSTORM DESTROYS CROP OF ‘HOLY WINE’

A freak hailstorm has forced one of Tuscany’s biggest producers of “Holy Wine” – believed to have been used in Mass in the Middle Ages – to forgo production in 2014.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/hailstorm-destroys-crop-of-holy-wine/

TOP 10 WARMING WINTER DRINKS

From hot toddies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg to creamy treats laced with booze, this selection of winter warmers is sure to keep you toasty.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-warming-winter-drinks/

NFL PLAYER PENALISED FOR CAPTAIN POSE

A rookie player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored a touchdown last Sunday, but his Captain Morgan-inspired celebration incurred a penalty and an earful from his coach.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/nfl-player-penalised-for-captain-morgan-pose/

What is in the Bottle? Rules for California Appellations on Wine Labels

There are rules controlling the statement of appellation on the label, all of which are aimed at making sure that the label of the product accurately reflects what is inside the bottle.

http://strikeandtechel.com/2014/11/10/what-is-in-the-bottle-rules-for-california-appellations-on-wine-labels/

5 Steps in Deciding How Long to Age a Wine

look at specific varietals and what to look for when aging wine

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/deciding-how-long-age-wine/

Top 10 Most Expensive Beers in the World

Here is Chilled Magazine’s list of Ten of the most expensive beers in the world.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Top_Tens-detail/top-10-most-expensive-beers-in-the-world/

 

EFFECTS OF BOURBON SHORTAGE NOW BEING FELT IN US

Liquor stores and bars across the US are now beginning to feel the effects of the Bourbon shortage “with no end in sight”, according to one producer.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/effects-of-bourbon-shortage-now-being-felt-in-us/

Easy Thanksgiving wine pairings

As you start to plan your menu for the big day, remember to consider which wines you’ll offer as perfect pairings for your favorite dishes.

http://hub.gmnews.com/news/2014-11-13/Arts_%7C_Zest/Easy_Thanksgiving_wine_pairings.html

DREW BARRYMORE LAUNCHES NEW PINOT GRIGIO

Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has released a new Pinot Grigio under her Barrymore Wines label in partnership with California’s Carmel Road Winery.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drew-barrymore-launches-pinot-grigio/

HOW NOT TO MAKE SPARKLING WINE

Everyone in possession of a soda stream and a bottle of wine has had this thought cross their mind. This video proves that it’s a bad idea…

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/how-not-to-make-sparkling-wine/

Top 10 Beer Brands Worldwide 2014

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5 UNAVOIDABLE REALITIES YOU ENDURE AT WINE TASTINGS

Things at wine tastings I’ve learned to recognize and deal with.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/5-unavoidable-realities-you-endure-at-wine-tastings

Czech doctors: Moravian wine helps erectile dysfunction

Moderate drinking of red wine containing the resveratrol antioxidant that stimulates blood circulation may help diabetics who suffer from erectile dysfunction

http://www.praguepost.com/food-and-drink/42614-czech-doctors-moravian-wine-helps-erectile-dysfunction

The 3 Beers You Need For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday built around getting together with friends and family over a gluttonous feast and a few bottles of something tasty.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-beer-pairing-easy-three-beers-advice.html

Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines Sold to Casella, Maker of Yellow Tail

Casella hopes its marketing and distribution know-how can help iconic Barossa winery

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50841

Makes perfect sense

Before you open that bottle of pinot, make sure you have matching music on the stereo

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/viva-magazine/news/article.cfm?c_id=533&objectid=11357123

HOW A RATINGS SYSTEM DESIGNED TO HELP CONSUMERS IS TEARING THE $40 BILLION DOLLAR WINE INDUSTRY APART

Walk into a wine shop and chances are you’ll encounter shelf talkers and displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-ratings-industrial-complex/

Selectmen Hand Down Suspensions for Liquor License Violations In Foxboro MA

nine failed on one night

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/selectmen-hand-down-suspensions-liquor-licence-violations-0

The 15 Best Tequilas In The World

They ranked the brands based on reviews from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Wine Magazine Enthusiast, the Beverage Testing Institute, and Tequila.net.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-15-best-tequilas-in-the-world-2014-11

ABCC examining brewers, others for law violations

Massachusetts regulators have launched an investigation into whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating state law by agreeing to promote certain beers at bars and liquor stores in exchange for payments that freeze out competitors.

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/14/state-investigating-pay-play-allegations-massachusetts-beer-industry/o4m3VbNmSVw8CdGzVXFoyJ/story.html

New Canadian Whiskey Line

Diageo has officially launched Piehole, a new range of flavored Canadian whisky-based liqueurs. Debuting with a trio of Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Pecan Pie expressions, Piehole is made with a blend of flavored whiskies aged between four and eight years and is bottled in Canada. The 35%-abv entries, which are targeted toward the shot occasion, will retail for around $14.99 a 750-ml. Piehole joins Crown Royal and Seagram’s V.O. in Diageo’s existing Canadian whisky stable.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

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