Liquor Industry News/Links 1-31-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-31-15

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

 

Franklin Wine Club Welcomes Chatom Vineyards

Gay Callon from Chatom Vineyards guest speaker.

Please join us and welcome Gay to our wine club for a night of wine education and tasting. Friday February 13th 7-9PM

The vineyard of Chatom Vineyards is nestled in the breathtaking Esmeralda Valley of the Sierra Foothills in Calaveras County CA. The valley was originally planted with low field crops, fruits and nut trees. When Gay Callan, owner and native San Franciscan, purchased the property in 1980, her vision was to plant a vineyard. Her first varietals were then planted in 1981, totaling 21 acres of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

Today, the vineyard boasts 13 varietals planted on 65 acres, including Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese and 5 Portuguese varietals.

http://www.chatomvineyards.com

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Big Game Snacks And Wine Pairing

Wine Education

 

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The state of wine drinking in America today

A new study by Sonoma State University shows that Americans buy wine most frequently at wine/liquor stores, followed by grocery stores, and then at discount or warehouse stores

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http://theweek.com/articles/532653/state-winedrinking-america-today

Calories in Different Wines

Per millilitre, wine is lower in calories and also free of cholesterol, sodium and fat.

http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/Calories-Different-Wines-36673159

Wine and liquor distributor building plant in Dedham with help of tax break

M.S. Walker, a fifth-generation, family-owned business in Somerville, plans to move its manufacturing operations and headquarters to a portion of the former site of a Stop & Shop warehouse on the Dedham/Boston line.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2015/01/25/wine-and-liquor-distributor-building-plant-dedham-with-help-tax-break/LSG88XC9ZrJHVu2bsOtWFO/story.html

Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew

The phenomenon that is Heady Topper

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/25/atop-beer-food-chain-heady-topper-spurs-vermont-liquid-gold-rush/BLlk4nHgfBXkD9std009pI/story.html

PLYMOUTH MA SELECTMEN: Could Plymouth become a beer-cation destination?

They call themselves beer geeks and that goes for the owner and the staff. http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20150124/News/150129527#sthash.NX0tN5Wz.dpuf

Sherry Offers Quality, Versatility and Value.

Whatever the reason, you’ve stayed away from sherry. If so, you’ve been missing out.

http://chilledmagazine.com/the-most-perfect-and-overlooked-wine-category-in-the-world/

Chill as you Fill: Introducing… Icecap

You don’t have to be a sommelier to know the importance of serving a bottle of wine at the right temperature

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https://www.quirky.com/blog/post/2013/09/chill-as-you-fill-introducing-icecap

Coro Mendocino (Part I): A Chorus of Wine

The blend must be 100% Mendocino County grown with a minimum of 40% but no more than 70% Zinfandel to assure that the wine would remain a blend. The remaining percentage can be can include lesser percentages of nine other approved varieties with Mediterranean origins.

http://www.examiner.com/article/coro-mendocino-part-i-a-chorus-of-wine

Matching Wine with Bugs … Yes, Bugs

There’s nothing new, or odd, about eating insects and their exoskeletal cousins.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/01/matching-wine-with-bugs-yes-bugs

New Ramey Wine Line

Healdsburg, California-based Ramey Wine Cellars has unveiled Sidebar Cellars, a new wine range targeted toward younger LDA consumers. Sidebar Cellars is set to roll out in April, initially featuring a Rhone-style red blend sourced from Mendocino County’s Redwood Valley, a Russian River Valley Syrah rosé and a Kerner—a white hybrid varietal—sourced from Lodi, the Napa Valley Register reports. The brand, priced at $25-$36 a bottle, will be positioned as a more contemporary and accessibly-priced offshoot to Ramey Wine Cellars’ flagship range, which retails at around $40 to $185 a 750-ml. and includes Chardonnay, Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah varietals sourced from both Sonoma and Napa

Marsala Wine Is Coming Back. Here’s Where to Get the Best of It

One Sicilian wine staple, though, still languished unloved amid this Sicilian wine renaissance—at least until recently.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-26/marsala-wine-is-coming-back-here-s-where-to-get-the-best-of-it

Newcastle removing caramel coloring

Under pressure from activists and consumers concerned about the possible health effects of caramel coloring, the U.K. brewer, owned by Heineken, confirmed to USA TODAY that it will stop using caramel coloring in its core Newcastle Brown Ale and has already returned to coloring it with the same roasted malt it formerly used.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/newcastle-ale-heineken-beer-brewer-caramel-coloring/22371053/

Does 100 point thinking poison the mind?

For all their usefulness, points rot the mind when it comes to wine. They are a terribly distorting lens to view the wine world through.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/does-100-point-thinking-poison-the-mind

A SNAPSHOT OF PROVENCE

Located in Southeastern France, Provence is home to some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in Europe

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-snapshot-of-provence

IT AIN’T ALL FIREBALL: 9 FLAVORED WHISKEYS THAT ARE HERE TO STAY

Beloved or reviled, flavored spirits are here to stay, be they vodka, tequila, or whiskey. While perhaps the most obvious example in the whiskey category is Fireball, there are far more subtle iterations on the market that have involved great thought in terms of their conceptualization.

http://chilledmagazine.com/whats_chilling_right_now-detail/it-aint-all-fireball-flavored-whiskeys-are-here-to-stay/

Who’s Confused About Champagne?

Continued use of term on U.S. sparkling wine may erode consumer trust in labeling, some say

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145318

What’s the Big Deal About Blaufränkisch?

We find out what makes these Austrian reds “wines in tune with the zeitgeist”, sharing characteristics of Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Syrah.

We Have this varietal in stock!

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/01/what-s-the-big-deal-about-blaufrankisch

5 Steamy Drinks for Snowy Days

Here, five hot toddies to save the day:

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/26/how-to-survive-the-snowpocalypse

Harpoon suspends beer production

For the first time since its founding in 1986, Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is suspending production of its beer, citing the imminent blizzard.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/26/harpoon-shut-down-beer-production-because-storm/sP0DOf9fdSy3gTYtoMq3zH/story.html

Super Bowl Beer Face-Off: Seattle vs. New England

Two of America’s finest beer towns with deep roots in craft brewing.

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/super-bowl-beer-face-off-seattle-vs-new-england-20150126

WINE MYTHS: ROSÉS ARE ONLY FOR SUMMER

Too often, rosés conjure the impression of insipid, overly-sweet and cloying cocktail fodder that’s fit only for beachside consumption and ice-cubes!

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/11/wine_myths_roses_are_only_for_summer.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=d074acda9a-LPJ_for_January_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-d074acda9a-55781545

Who’s Driving World Wine Consumption?

A new industry report has revealed how much wine is being produced each year—and who’s drinking it. The findings may surprise you.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-driving-world-wine-consumption-1422461583

What Is Bergamount??

Have seen this many times in wine tasting terms never truly saw a definition.

Bergamot orange is a hidden gem among citrus fruits. Grown primarily in southern Italy and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bergamot is known for the unique tangy and aromatic qualities of the fruit’s peel. Bergamot gives Earl Grey tea its signature floral notes and taste; chefs use it for an extra layer of flavor in gourmet desserts; and in aromatherapy, bergamot elevates the essences in designer fragrances.

Scour Grapes: We Put 5 Wine-Stain Removers to the Test

Few household stains are more noxious than red wine—to the point where an entire industry has sprung up around helping consumers who want to remove red wine stains from their linens.

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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/wine-stain-removers/

CARDBOARD BEER BOTTLES MAY SOON REPLACE GLASS

Screw the whole bottles vs. cans debate. Beer giant Carlsberg is hoping the future of beer packaging will be cardboard.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/cardboard-beer-bottles-may-soon-replace-glass

‘BARREL AGEING’ OAK WINE BOTTLE TO LAUNCH

An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. 

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/01/barrel-ageing-oak-wine-bottle-to-launch/

Wine: how to tell if a wine is faulty, or merely funky

These days, bottles are rarely “corked” (infected by cork taint) – about 3%, compared with 20% 10 years ago,

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/29/natural-orange-unconventional-wine-fiona-beckett

Wine pairings with your Super Bowl snacks

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