Liquor Industry News/Links 11-29-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-29-14

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

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

MA Direct Ship News

Wine And Cheese Pairings

 AND MORE!

 

Do you need to smell wine to enjoy it?

Even if you’ve lost the ability to smell, you can still sniff out a good wine by focusing on your other senses, says Victoria Moore

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/11242783/Do-you-need-to-smell-wine-to-enjoy-it.html

 

3 breweries offer solid pumpkin beers

We still have MANY Pumpkin beers in stock.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/11/23/beer-man-punkin-ale/19334723/

JAMESON: A BRAND HISTORY

Two centuries since its birth, Jameson Irish whiskey – with its charm rooted in the streets of Dublin ­– can now boast its global appeal, writes Tom Bruce-Gardyne.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/jameson-a-brand-history/?article-source=newsletter&source=307&date=2014-11-24

How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It

Hotter and less predictable temperatures mean that much of the world’s premium wine regions are now under threat and new ones are emerging. How the wine industry is — and isn’t — reacting says a lot about the future of agriculture.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sandraeallen/how-climate-change-will-end-wine-as-we-know-it

WINE MOUTH SPRAY LAUNCHED

In time for the release of 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau last Thursday, a Lithuanian advertising agency has launched a wine mouth spray.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/wine-mouth-spray-launched/

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-sevrens/busting-wine-myths-that-a_1_b_6198384.html

New Direct Wine Shipper License Applications Now Available for Massachusetts

The 7-page application is fairly straightforward

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2014/11/24/new-direct-shipper-permit-applications-now-available-massachusetts/#sthash.NLuI0Gsh.dpuf

Festive Wines Yule Love

Celebrate the Season

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TOP 10 GADGET GIFTS FOR WINE LOVERS

What do you get the wine lover who has everything?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-gadget-gifts-for-wine-lovers/

Fellow Celiacs: Are You Drinking Your Gluten?

Beer, specialty coffee drinks and wine coolers could be sending gluten to your gut.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2014/11/25/fellow-celiacs-are-you-drinking-your-gluten

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

Ernie Button, a photographer in Phoenix, found art at the bottom of a whisky glass.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/art-in-a-whisky-glass-neatly-explained.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

As we head into the holiday season, monitoring your alcohol consumption so you remain healthy becomes even harder

http://www.blogher.com/my-social-drinking-has-led-weight-gain-how-do-i-cut-back?page=full

If You Blast Your Wine With Sound Waves, Does It Taste Better? We Tried To Find Out

Here’s a weird one to bust out at your next dinner party: A new machine says it can make your wine taste better by blasting it with sonic energy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/22/sonic-decanter_n_6199732.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618

The 100 Point Wine Score Explained

First popularised by America’s – and arguably the world’s – most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, the 100 point scale for evaluating wine has since become the default choice for wine critics and wine shows the world over.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-100-point-wine-score-explained/story-e6frg8h6-1227134534404?nk=9d2e42da409d6018282793f71dd9ad27

Kim Jong-un drinks snake wine to boost his sex life

Kim Jong-un has been guzzling litres of rare snake wine to perk up his love life with wife, it has been reported.

http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/kim-jong-un-drinks-snake-wine-to-boost-his-sex-life/

What do beer writers think of beer certifications?

It seems like every industry has private (non-governmental) certifications that can be earned by professionals looking to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and advance their career.

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http://blog.timesunion.com/beer/what-do-beer-writers-think-of-beer-certifications/3225/

Could This Device Destroy the Craft Beer Industry?

The Brits – those crafters of fine beer and ale – have just gone and created a prototype device that could revolutionize beer production.

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http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/11/25/hoppier-device-craft-beer/

What Is Ginger Beer, Anyway?

In comparison to ginger ale, ginger beer is more robust in flavor with a spicy quality

http://www.popsugar.com/food/What-Ginger-Beer-Difference-Between-Ginger-Beer-Ginger-Ale-7503333

Why It’s a Lot Easier to Spill Coffee than Beer

As opposed to carbonated beverages like beer, coffee often spills out of the cup regardless of how careful we walk. But why?

http://www.eastidahonews.com/2014/11/why-its-a-lot-easier-to-spill-coffee-than-beer/

Study Finds Moderate Wine Consumption May Decrease Age-Related Vision Loss

New study linking an active lifestyle and moderate wine consumption with less age-related visual acuity loss.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12344032.htm

‘DRINKING JACKET’ HITS KICKSTARTER TARGET

A jacket dubbed the “ultimate drinking accessory”, with its bottle opener zipper and dedicated hip flask pocket, could soon go into production after attracting $50,000 worth of investment from online backers.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drinking-jacket-hits-kickstarter-target/

TGI FRIDAY’S SUED OVER DRINKS MENU

A man charged $10.39 for a mixed drink at TGI Friday’s is suing the chain, claiming it deliberately failed to print the price of drinks on its menu to trick customers into paying more.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/tgi-fridays-sued-over-drinks-menu/

The Bittersweet Tale of Sauternes

Why Sauternes Is Underappreciated

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/dining/why-sauternes-is-underappreciated.html?ref=dining&_r=1

Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

Check out these modern variations on classic wine and cheese pairings

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-cheese-pairing-ideas/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=cec6df707b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-cec6df707b-62472929&mc_cid=cec6df707b&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Controversy brewing in Natick over liquor store proposal

Hundreds of people have signed a petition circulating at local liquor stores against Total Wine & More’s proposed expansion.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141127/News/141126901

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini have a new newsletter out

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http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/4376FDA6D7F614D3/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

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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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Find Them Online

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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