Liquor Industry News/Links 12-06-14

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-06-14

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

 

This Week We Hosted Franklin Adult Education With Big Y Supermarket.

Holiday Desserts And Wine Tasting.

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 Coming Next Week 2015 Medway Adult Education Winter Classes

 Our Franklin Wine Club Had First Annual Holiday Party At Davio’s Patriot Place

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Scented Clothes

Best Beers Of 2014

 

AND MORE!

Lovely bubbly in the Champagne region of France

CHAMPAGNE. The word needs little explanation to any adult and is almost guaranteed to conjure up a memory or two.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/travel/bigread/lovely-bubbly-in-the-champagne-region-of-france-299920.html

Why shiraz/viognier is the perfect red wine for beginners

This unique blend of grapes hales from France in the Northern Rhone region just south of Burgundy

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http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/92793/why-shiraz-viognier-is-the-perfect-red-wine-for-beginners

WHAT THE HECK IS ICE WINE? – AN EXPLAINER

One of the main wines drunk around the holidays is ice wine,

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heck-ice-wine-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e9a35dc344-November_30_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e9a35dc344-38937345

REASERCHERS: WINE AS THERAPY FOR ALZHEIMER’S?

Researchers concluded that resveratrol may be an effective tool in providing treatment for Alzheimer’s

http://www.snooth.com/articles/reaserchers-wine-as-therapy-for-alzheimers/

WHISKY-SCENTED ‘SMART’ TWEED LAUNCHED

It could be the perfect gift for the whisky-lover who has everything – a fabric that will permanently give off the scent of Johnnie Walker’s Black Label whisky.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/whisky-scented-smart-tweed-launched/

Top 3 Beverage Alcohol Trends for 2015

Predictions on what’s hot in the wine and spirits industry in 2015

http://www.buzzbinpadillacrt.com/top-3-beverage-alcohol-trends-for-2015/

Sensory-active compounds influencing wine experts’ and consumers’ perception of red wine

For experts, wine quality is linked to high contents of norisoprenoids. For consumers, wine quality is linked to high contents of oak-related volatiles. Ethanol increases finish intensity and duration of coconut and floral flavors in red wine

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http://www.teatronaturale.com/technical-area/grapevine-and-wine/5027-sensoryactive-compounds-influencing-wine-experts-and-consumers-perception-of-red-wine.htm

WINE AND INSECT MATCHING GUIDE LAUNCHED

UK wine merchant Laithwaite’s has launched the world’s first guide to wine and insect matching in response to the growing trend for edible critters.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/wine-and-insect-matching-guide-launched/

Alcohol in wine: Keeping the balance

Each winemaker seeks a certain sugar level and flavor combination before deciding to harvest.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/alcohol-in-wine-keeping-the-balance/article_937c84b8-af13-5658-910d-21ec86b4112b.html

Champagne flutes’ tune now out of favor

Maximilian Riedel wants us to leave those flutes and coupes in the cupboard

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/champagne-flutes-tune-now-out-of-favor/2014/12/01/1e3b8790-742a-11e4-a589-1b102c2f81d0_story.html

Biodynamic versus Organic Vineyard Management: Sensory Showdown

There are several differences between organic and biodynamic viticulture, but probably the biggest difference relates to the use of fermented “preparations” in biodynamic vineyard management protocols.

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http://www.academicwino.com/2014/12/biodynamic-v-organic-wines.html/

The 25 best beers of 2014

Draft Magazines Top Beers

http://draftmag.com/the-25-best-beers-of-2014/

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses

Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound.

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http://technabob.com/blog/2014/12/02/bottoms-up-wine-glass-doorbell/

A good time for Cava

Overlooked Spanish wine is an option for the holiday season

http://blogs.praguepost.com/food-and-drink/42961-a-good-time-for-cava

A winemaker’s quest to capture Vermont in a bottle

Vermont winemaker Deirdre Heekin calls herself a farmer.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/11/29/winemaker-quest-capture-vermont-bottle/9IzOxcMvFzPDmsoU49bJIM/story.html

TOP 10 CHAMPAGNE MOVIES

From the roaring 20s to the swinging 60s, Champagne has held a special place in the heart of popular culture for the best part of 100 years, not least on the silver screen.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-champagne-movies/

Oenology in Long Island: Anthony Nappa Wines

Born in Massachusetts, he went to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst to earn a degree in agriculture with a focus on fruit-growing

We Have Wines In Stock!

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http://blogwine.riversrunby.net/oenology-in-long-island-anthony-nappa-wines/2014/11/30/

The Hunt for Pappy van Winkle

There are lines around the block and long waiting lists. Some are even bidding to buy empty bottles. It seems like everyone wants to own Pappy Van Winkle whiskey…but is it worth it?

We get daily calls looking for this!!

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/03/the-hunt-for-pappy-van-winkle.html

The Bar Code: How Wine Labels Lie to Us

Did you know that your wine bottle is lying to you?

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/955431-129/the-bar-code-how-wine-labels

Col Solare releases first Red Mountain vintage

Col Solare, the landmark winery on Red Mountain in Washington state, has released the first-ever Red Mountain-designated vintage of its flagship wine – the 2011 Col Solare Red Blend.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/col-solare-releases-first-red-190900903.html

Sebastiani launches new wine venture

Wine company Don Sebastiani & Sons, known for novel mass-market brands such as Smoking Loon and Pepperwood Grove, on Tuesday said it plans to launch a new venture that will focus on “craft-winemaking” brands.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/102738/sebastiani-launches-new-wine-venture/

How much do people’s taste/palate differ when it comes to wine?

Take a poll and see the results

https://polldaddy.com/poll/8484020/

FIRST FEMALE-ONLY WINE LIST LAUNCHED

A wine list composed entirely of wines made by women has been launched at a London restaurant.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/first-female-only-wine-list-launched/

TOP 10 CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS

‘Tis the season to get hosting, and what better way to entertain your nearest and dearest than with a Christmas cocktail. Here, we’ve assembled the top jolly tipples.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-christmas-cocktails/

Bud Light Announces Super Bowl Plans

The beer brand is creating the Bud Light House of Whatever for Super Bowl XLIX, also utilizing its hashtag #UpForWhatever from the 2014 ad campaign.

http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/11/26/bud-light-announces-super-bowl-plans/2847/

Nook: The Ultimate Innovation For Storing Wine Anywhere

Craig Nottage and Paul Smith from Nook Wine Racks in Adelaide, Australia have created the ultimate innovation for storing wine anywhere.

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Cool_Products-detail/nook-the-ultimate-innovation-for-storing-wine-anywhere/

2014 holiday gifts for the beer lover

All About Beer magazine has created a 2014 holiday gift guide for the beer enthusiast

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/life/food/2014/12/03/john-holl-holiday-gifts-beer-lover/19821217/

‘SPILL-PROOF’ WINE GLASS LAUNCHED

A San Francisco-based design company has created what it claims to be a “spill proof” wine glass after four years of research.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/spill-proof-wine-glass-launched/

ROBOTIC COCKTAIL MAKER TO LAUNCH

An at-home, fully-automated cocktail maker that promises to churn out bespoke “craft” cocktails in just five seconds is on track to receive funding via Kickstarter.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/at-home-robotic-cocktail-maker-to-launch/

Computer Testing Now Available for Society of Wine Educators Certification

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a certified wine educator?

http://www.snooth.com/articles/computer-testing-now-available-for-society-of-wine-educators-certification/

What do You Really Smell in That Glass?

Ambitious newbies, eager to experience the breadth and depth of what the world of wine has to offer, often find themselves frustrated at their inability to pick out some of the tantalizing scents that wine critics offer up in their tasting notes.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/12/zeroing_in_on_the_gap_between.html

Erath releases first wine from Willakia Vineyard

Erath Winery, one of the pioneering wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the region’s leading producer of Pinot Noir, has released the first wine from their new estate vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, Willakia Vineyard.

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=142736

Is Red Wine Good For You? Two New Studies Say Yes

Two new studies weigh in and suggest that a substance found in red wine, resveratrol, does come with some health benefits, including preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/21504/20141204/is-red-wine-good-for-you-two-new-studies-say-yes.htm

Sommelier certification

The University of Delaware has become one of only five colleges in the nation to offer the Introduction to Wine certification course to hotel, restaurant and institutional management students.

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/dec/sommelier-certification-120314.html

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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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