Liquor Industry News/Links 11-22-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-22-14

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

 

Our Thanksgiving Wine Pairing And Suggestions Newsletter

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This Week We Hosted Medway Adult Education For A

Wine And Pie Tasting With Big Y Supermarket

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Have A Safe An Happy Thanksgiving

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

We Are One Of Few Stores On Vinobly

Cork Vs Screwcap

 

AND MORE!

 

POLAR VORTEX MEDICINE DOSAGE CHART (WINE, LOTS OF WINE)

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WHERE DO WINE HEADACHES COME FROM?

Many people repeatedly and predictably suffer headaches after drinking wine in moderation. Few know precisely why.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-headaches-sulfites-and-biogenic-amines

Drinkers of the world unite! New alcohol lovers’ app labeled Facebook for boozehounds

Dubbed the Facebook for imbibers, a rebranded app hopes to bring carousers of every kind together no matter what their poison.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://rt.com/news/205179-swig-alcohol-lovers-app/

HOW TO MAKE SPARKLING WINES LIKE CHAMPAGNE [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The gadget that makes ANY wine taste good: Sonic Decanter uses sound waves to ‘age’ cheap plonk and boost its flavour in 20 minutes

Now there’s a gadget that claims to make cheap wine taste better, by accelerating the ageing process using high frequency sound waves.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2837672/The-gadget-makes-wine-taste-good-Sonic-Decanter-uses-sound-waves-age-cheap-plonk-boost-flavour-20-minutes.html

10 States That May Be Totally In Love With Craft Beer

Some states show their love for beer by proudly brewing their own. Other states show their lack of love for beer by producing a paltry amount.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12955213/1/the-10-most-beer-loving-states-in-america.html

Cicerone Program Introduces New Series of Educational Courses

The Cicerone Certification Program today announced a new series of live educational courses, dubbed “bootcamps”, to help train and educate those who sell and serve beer for a living.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/cicerone-program-introduces-new-series-of-educational-courses?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=274f78c99c-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-274f78c99c-168831693

The 8 Wrong Ways To Drink, Serve And Enjoy Wine

Is there a “right” way to drink wine? I’m not sure. But there are wrong ways.

http://palatepress.com/2014/11/wine/8-wrong-ways-drink-serve-enjoy-wine/

New Bud Light Brand Extension

AB InBev is reportedly set to extend its Bud Light brand in the U.S. with Mixx Tail, a new cocktail-beer hybrid. According to Ad Age, the Mixx Tail lineup is modeled after AB InBev’s existing Quilmes brand of cocktail-like brews, which is currently marketed in Argentina. Available next spring, the Mixx Tail brand could include Hurricane, Firewalker and Long Island Ice Tea flavors, although AB InBev declined to confirm those details. Mixx Tail’s reported rollout follows the success of AB InBev’s Margarita-inspired Bud Light Rita range, whose core Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita expressions sold 10.5 million and 11.5 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, respectively. Meanwhile, AB InBev recently announced plans to launch Oculto, a new 6%-abv Tequila-inspired beer, next year.

Boston Stores Where You Can Find Vinobly

We are proud to be one of the few stores on this app!

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KWV DITCHES SULPHUR FOR ROOIBOS

South African producer KWV has launched a ‘natural’ Pinotage using Rooibos and Honeybush wood in place of the wine industry’s standard preservative: sulphur dioxide.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/kwv-ditches-sulphur-for-rooibos/

New Film About Midwest Wine in Production

Now a group from Iowa have teamed up to produce Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland™.

http://midwestwinepress.com/2014/11/15/new-iowa-wine-video-production/

Comparing the same wine sealed with cork and screwcap

So are screwcaps ideal for sealing fine wines?

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/comparing-the-same-wine-sealed-with-cork-and-screwcap

2014 Vintage Report: California Wine Harvest

The first of our in-depth reports on how some of the world’s top wine regions fared this year

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50894

How important is defining an AVA? Ask anyone in Paso Robles

Terroir is very real and defines regions.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2014/11/18/paso-robles/

Giving Thanks to a Native American Variety: Norton [VIDEO]

Regardless of whether or not you actually like Norton grapes and wine, please enjoy Doug Frost, MS & MW, and his many personas in this short, humorous look into this native American grape:

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/11/giving-thanks-native-american-variety-norton-video.html/

 

The Surprising Things a Master Sommelier Can Teach You About Wine

Sommeliers are just one kind of wine expert who have sought out the training required to understand wine deeply enough t0 make our dining experiences fuller.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennguyen/2014/11/17/the-surprising-things-a-master-sommelier-can-teach-you-about-wine/

What Your Wine Choice Says About You, Whether You Prefer a Bottle of Red Or a Glass of White

Your choice of wine speaks volumes about

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bustle/what-your-wine-says-about-you_b_6042526.html

DRUNKEN BIRDS CRASH LAND ON BOOZY BERRIES

Boozed-up birds are falling from the sky in Canada after getting drunk on frost-fermented berries.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drunken-birds-crash-land-on-boozy-berries/

20 boozy gifts for your alcohol-loving friends

Check out some of these gifts anyone would appreciate.

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http://mashable.com/2014/11/19/alcohol-beer-gifts/

Expert Beer Pairings That Will Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Even More Delicious

No more exciting time to pair turkey with one of the amazingly complex beers out there

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/thanksgiving-beer-pairings_n_6173648.html

Newcastle Introduces Scotch Ale

Newcastle is kicking off the brand-new series of “collaboration edition” beers made with some of Europe’s finest and oldest breweries.

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http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/11/17/newcastle-introduces-scotch-ale/2729/

TOP 10 BIZARRE US DRINKING LAWS

From the practical and protective to the inexplicably bizarre, America is home to some of the world’s oddest alcohol laws.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-bizarre-us-drinking-laws/

TOP 10 WINE FAUX PAS

The world of wine needn’t be an intimidating gauntlet of unexplainable terms and stuffy etiquette, but being aware of these common pitfalls can’t hurt.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-wine-faux-pas/

Pabst Blue Ribbon Deal Doesn’t Involve Russian Brewer After All

beer wasn’t sold to a Russian brewer after all.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/pabst-blue-ribbon-deal-doesn-t-involve-russian-brewer-after-all.html

Exotic Wines of Southern France

Wine Foly blog

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http://winefolly.com/review/exotic-southern-france-wine-regions/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=008cf1f7fd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-008cf1f7fd-62472929&mc_cid=008cf1f7fd&mc_eid=d73340fcba

WINE, BEER & BOOZE PAIRINGS FOR EVERY THANKSGIVING DISH

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FÜCKING BEER CAUSES OFFENCE

A beer supposedly named after the town of Fücking in Austria has sparked a new round of complaints after its ads appeared on the website of a political party.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/fking-beer-causes-problems/

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.

But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/11/20/365500037/moderate-drinker-or-alcoholic-many-americans-fall-in-between

MA Company New Importer For Daniel Bouju

Classic Imports, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based wine and spirits distributor Martignetti Companies, has been appointed U.S. importer for Daniel Bouju Cognac. The brand, which is produced from a traditional Charente still and double distilled, includes Fines Saveurs, Sélection Spéciale, VSOP, Empereur XO, Très Vieux, Brut de Fût and Royal offerings, ranging in price from $63 to $350 a bottle. Classic Imports’ other spirits labels include Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach, Brenne French Single Estate Malt Whisky and Domaine de Jouanda Armagnac

6 craft beer terms every beer geek should know

it’s helpful to get a grasp on some of the more common terms that beer writers and beer geeks use to discuss the beverage that enthralls them

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-craft-beer-terms-to-know-20141118-story.html

2014 Vintage Report: Italy Wine Harvest

Up and down “the Boot,” winemakers from Piedmont to Tuscany to Sicily report a challenging summer

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50932

Is There a Solution to Bottle Variation?

Can closures be further improved? Would heat sensors prevent the sale of cooked bottles?

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/50917

The Results Of “Would You Rather” For Wine Lovers

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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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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

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