Liquor Industry News/Links 01-24-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-24-15

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Watch A Still Being Built

Cheap Wine Is Lying To You

AND MORE!

Best Wines to Pair with Baked Eggs

Here are four wine pairing approaches to try with your baked eggs.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/17/best-wines-to-pair-with-baked-eggs

Sipping Liquor before Bed disrupts Sleeping Pattern

A new study has debunked the long-held popular belief that booze before bed helps nod-off. The study has showed that a small tipple before bed has great potential to disrupt sleeping patterns.

http://newsmaine.net/22089-sipping-liquor-bed-disrupts-sleeping-pattern

BETHENNY FRANKEL REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING SKINNYGIRL MARIJUANA

Bethenny Frankel, the founder of Skinnygirl cocktails, has been spotted visiting a cannabis dispensary in the US amid claims she is to launch Skinnygirl Marijuana.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/bethenny-frankel-reportedly-launching-skinnygirl-marijuana/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

SVEDKA MOVES INTO 100 PROOF VODKA CATEGORY

The Constellation Brands-owned vodka will launch Svedka 100 Proof and Svedka Grapefruit Jalapeño in the US in March this year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/svedka-moves-into-100-proof-vodka-category/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

Hair of the dog? Introducing the beer designed exclusively for man’s best friend

Snuffle is a new Belgian beer brewed exclusively for pooches. Its makers say it’s good enough for humans, too

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11355132/Hair-of-the-dog-Introducing-the-beer-designed-exclusively-for-mans-best-friend.html

TTB Issues New Guidelines for Age Statements on Whiskey Labels

Require an age statement on the label of any whisky that has not been aged for at least four years

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com

How Discount Wine is Lying to You

If the region isn’t listed on the front label, check the back label. The TTB requires wines to list the origin

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http://winefolly.com/update/good-cheap-wine-is-lying-to-you/

Is Azerbaijan the 2nd Oldest Wine Region?

Azerbaijan, which is located on the Caspian Sea just south of Georgia and east of Armenia, has a long history of winemaking.

4-Azerbaijan-Wine-Map-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=144712

The top ten times to use your Coravin

Here are ten times you may not have considered using your Coravin (but definitely should)!

http://www.coravin.com/blog/usecoravin/

10 DIRTY SECRETS OF WINE (THAT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT)

Real talk from the bowels of the vino industry—crack a bottle of Blue Nun and let’s get down to brass tacks.

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http://firstwefeast.com/drink/wine-taboos/

Don’t be afraid to go farther afield for wine values

Emerging regions offer value, new tastes to broaden your horizons

http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=24473

Factors of Taste: Results from a Special Tasting at the Digital Wine Communications Conference

Can we always tell what makes us like or dislike a wine? How much of it has to do, strictly speaking, with the grapes and the winemaking? And, do we always understand exactly why a wine is showing well or not?

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/01/factors-taste-results-special-wine-tasting-digital-wine-communications-conference/

JAMESON UNVEILS ANNUAL PADDY’S DAY BOTTLE

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has revealed its fifth annual limited edition bottle design to celebrate its homeland’s most iconic national holiday – St Patrick’s Day.

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Nebbiolo — Italy’s staid elder statesman of wine

Nebbiolo is a grape varietal from Piemonte, Italy, and it is one of the most traditional, intractable, stubborn old goats of the wine world.

http://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2015/01/20/nebbiolo-italys-staid-elder-statesman-wine/22067027/

How is your state doing? MADD rates USA on drunk driving prevention

MADD created a five-star system for the report that looks at five different areas of countermeasures that can be taken to prevent drunk driving fatalities.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/15/drunk-driving-efforts-across-usa/21776227/

What the Beer You Drink Says About Your Personality

What is your go-to beer?? Cha-Cha.com came out with a list that describes what your favorite beer says about your personality. How accurate do you think it is??

http://us995.cbslocal.com/2015/01/21/what-the-beer-you-drink-says-about-your-personality/

RED WINE NOW COMES IN POWDERED FORM, MINUS THE ALCOHOL…AND THE FUN

Sick of all the fun and joy that comes with drinking red wine but still want to bask in its health benefits? A powdered red wine will do the trick.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-wine-now-comes-powdered-form-minus-alcohol-and-fun

Here’s to tannat, a big tannic monster wine

Tannat is a big wine, a tannic monster that is bigger than cabernet sauvignon and perhaps even petite sirah. With more than 100 wine-grape varieties in the Northwest, why would we want another one? Here’s why.

http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2025339112_0118grapevinexml.html

CASSIS, THE BLACK CURRANT FROM BURGUNDY

The great Burgundian wine kingdom has a quiet cousin, a little dark currant that is happy to makes its home in the shadow of the famous grape. This unassuming fruit goes by the name of cassis, blackcurrant or Ribes Nigrum

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/01/12/french_food_provenance_cassis_the_black_currant_from_burgundy.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=69eb628ab0-LPJ_for_January_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-69eb628ab0-55781545

Brown-Forman Extends Woodford Reserve Into Rye

Thriving Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is set to add a new rye offering to its portfolio next month. Woodford Reserve Rye ($38 a 750-ml.) will initially launch in 15 U.S. markets. The Kentucky straight rye whiskey is 45.2% abv and marks the third permanent extension to the Woodford Reserve portfolio, joining Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked. Brown-Forman’s newcomer will compete with Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Rye, which debuted in 2012 and retails in the same segment. Woodford Reserve earned its first Impact “Hot Brand” award last year, having grown by more than 75% since 2010.

How to Build a Whiskey Still in Less Than 2 Minutes

The A. Smith Bowman distillery has released a unique video capturing the build of its brand new 500-gallon still called George.

http://youtu.be/_yXfYWQo8o0

Foxboro MA delaying request for more liquor licenses

A move to petition the state Legislature for more liquor licenses won’t be going to the voters this May.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-delaying-request-for-more-liquor-licenses/article_99345c03-7f6f-58d2-8f90-a908c6f4ca18.html

Where do tech-savvy millennials buy wine? Not online, Cal Poly study finds

Millennials, typically defined as those born between 1982 and the early 2000s, are known for being adept at using technology, whether it’s a smart phone, gaming console or social media.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/21/3453060_milennials-wine-purchase-study.html?rh=1

Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region,

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-harvard-buys-up-water-rights-in-drought-hit-wine-country-2015-1

Barrel-Aged Tequila Is the New Scotch

Here, three ways companies are using seasoned barrels to flavor their tequilas.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/22/barrel-aged-tequila-is-the-new-scotch

Private label wine: The future of the wine business?

Most states require distributors to offer every wine they sell to every retailer or restaurant they call on, so that it’s theoretically possible for someone else to sell Two-buck Chuck or Kirkland. But somehow, that never seems to happen.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/private-label-wine-the-future-of-the-wine-business/

TURNING WINE PASSION INTO PROFESSION

The real scoop on becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/how-to-get-a-job-in-wine/

The relationship (or lack thereof) between scores, prices and appellations

Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than do the California, Carneros or county-based appellations.

http://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/#!The-relationship-or-lack-thereof-between-scores-prices-and-appellations/chh1/7C683C52-FC92-48B8-B1A3-0543D249AC45

PROPER BOURBON PAIRINGS FOR YOUR FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

A list of bourbons to pair and enjoy with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies

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http://www.theimpeccablelife.com/girl-scout-cookie-bourbon-pairing/

Happy Birthday, Beer Can!

The first can of beer was sold on January 24th, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/beer-can-celebrates-80th-birthday-80-years-of-beers

U.S. is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

The 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report found that Americans drank almost 340 million 9-liter cases of wine in 2014. Italians drink the most wine per person, though the rate is expected to drop.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/top-wine-consuming-country-volume-article-1.2088489

Anheuser-Busch is bolstering its craft beer portfolio once again by acquiring a growing craft brewer, Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co.

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Is craft beer a threat to wine?

Wine industry leaders are keeping a close watch on the craft beer market, according to a recent report from Wine Market Council, (WMC) an association of wine producers, grape growers, wine importers and distributors.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/news/craft-beer-threat-wine

The new documentary movie “Somm: Into the Bottle” will be out Summer 2015.

Here’s a preview of the wines and places featured in the film, as well as the people.

http://winefolly.com/episode/new-wine-movie-somm-2015/

Local Brewery News

Worcester, Massachusetts’ Wormtown Brewery has completed construction of a new 10,000-square-foot brewing facility to keep up with growth. Wormtown’s new facility is 10 times larger than the original one and features a taproom, a 30-barrel, two-vessel configuration that will double capacity to 6,000 barrels, as well as a GAI bottling system that allows for packaging bottles to complement its 16-ounce cans. The brewery says it hopes to eventually reach 30,000 barrels at the new site and is already planning further expansion of the new facility. Two 90-barrel fermentation tanks are expected to be delivered next month, bringing the capacity to 10,500 barrels and opening the possibility of expansion to new markets.

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