Liquor Industry News/Links 02-14-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-14-15

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

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our Valentine’s Gift Guide

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Valentine-s-Day-Gift-Ideas.html?soid=1103889869452&aid=Fd2pn-z0jrM

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Busy Week In Our Wine Tasting/Education Room

Making Whoopie With Wine Event

We Partnered With Making Whoopie

A Tri-County Adult Education Tasting Event

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French Tasting

The Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Jo-Ann Ross DWS

Affordable French Wines

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Chatom Tasting

The Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Gay Callon From Chatom Vineyards

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Total Wine In Natick News

Valentine’s Info

 

AND MORE!

 

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

According to scientists, ellagic acid retards the growth of fat cells, and slows down the formation of new ones. It also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/cheers-study-says-red-wine-may-help-burn-fat-journal-of-nutritional-biochemistry/

Valentines and wines, a happy coupling

Here are some tips to keep in mind, and to keep things simple. Choose according to your budget and your appetite.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/valentines-and-wines-a-happy-coupling/2015/02/06/b7d3d832-aaf6-11e4-ad71-7b9eba0f87d6_story.html

New Liqueur

  • E&J Gallo is launching a new liqueur, Viniq, into national distribution. A blend of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavor, Viniq was initially tested in seven markets beginning in May 2014 and enjoyed notable success in the nightlife sector in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Targeted at Millennial consumers, the 40-proof liqueur “shimmers” when shaken for an eye-catching effect, Gallo says. Now available nationally, Viniq retails at around $20 a 750-ml. bottle.

A Short History Of The 12-Pack

Short history of the 12-pack

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/short-history-12-pack/

MAP: THE COMPANIES WHO ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR BEER

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-actually-makes-your-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d8357dd258-February_08_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d8357dd258-38937345

Malbec 101: The Shining Star of Today’s Wine Enthusiast [infographic]

This France to Argentinian wonder grape has taken over the vineyards along South America’s southwestern region.

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http://dailyinfographic.com/malbec-101-the-shining-star-of-todays-wine-enthusiast-infographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29

Benefits Of Drinking Wine

Drinking a small quantity of alcohol daily, especially the wines, may be associated with an increase in life expectancy in middle-aged men.

http://www.sriexpress.com/articles/item/1007-benefits-of-drinking-wine-.html

Bostonians are drinking wine, not tea! Is it from your winery?

For a $300 initial fee, and $150 per year thereafter, you get representation before the people of the 4th largest state in per capita wine consumption.  Better still, total wine shipments are expected to grow tremendously over the course of the next decade.

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/Bostonians-are-drinking-wine–not-tea—Is-it-from-your-winery-

Explore the science of flavour

We don’t all experience flavour the same way, and how we do so can be affected by food and drink’s colours, sounds – and music

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/06/explore-science-flavour-food-drink

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND WINE

Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production, Grape Collective takes a closer look at some fun facts about New Zealand wine.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/fun-facts-about-new-zealand-wine

U.S. approves The Rocks District AVA on Oregon side of Walla Walla Valley

It’s official: the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA has been designated a subappellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145928

WHAT YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY WINE SELECTION SAYS ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP

Valentine’s Day, the one day out of the entire year where even if you happen to be more a fan of another type of booze, more than likely you’ll be ordering or picking up a bottle of wine for the evening

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/valentines-day-wine-selection-says-youre-looking-relationship/

RED WINE MORE ROMANTIC THAN OYSTERS

Red wine is more likely to put you in the mood for romance than oysters, whipped cream or asparagus, according to Bookatable.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/red-wine-more-romantic-than-oysters/

US ‘MOST ATTRACTIVE MAJOR MARKET’ FOR WINE

With emerging markets such as Russia and China facing disruption, Rabobank has highlighted a shift in exporters’ focus towards the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/us-most-attractive-major-market-for-wine/

Red Wine And Chocolate, Perfect For Valentine’s Day And Your Health?

Flowers, chocolate and wine are all staples of Valentine’s Day and recent studies are shedding light on the positive health benefits of the fancy confection and vino.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/pulse/red-wine-chocolate-perfect-valentines-day-your-health-1810372

Languedoc, French wines with terroir, character and personality

The region is thriving with so many exciting wine producers you hardly know where to turn.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/09/languedoc-french-wines-with-terroir-character-and-personality/

The Wine Market Council made its 10th annual presentation about U.S. wine

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145997

 

Aroma Development In Champagne

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9 OF AMERICA’S STRANGEST ALCOHOL LAWS

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-strange-american-booze-laws/

24 BOTTLED BLOODY MARY MIXES BARTENDERS LOVE

One drink for which many bartenders use a pre-made mix… the Bloody Mary

http://chilledmagazine.com/24-bottled-bloody-mary-mixes-bartenders-love/

 

THE 12 BEST NEW BREWERIES IN AMERICA

2014 was one of the biggest years in American beer history. Breweries opened at a rate of 1.5 per day and over 4,500 licenses were issued.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-best-new-breweries-in-america-best-american-breweries-2014

BUD LIGHT BEER MOVES INTO COCKTAILS

Anheuser-Busch InBev is making a move into the successful US cocktail market with the introduction of    Bud Light MixxTail next week

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/bud-light-beer-moves-into-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

E&J GALLO LAUNCHES SHIMMERING LIQUEUR

Made from premium vodka, Moscato, natural fruit flavour and a “one-of-a-kind shimmer”, Viniq shimmers when shaken

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/ej-gallo-launches-shimmering-liqueur/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

RED VELVET CAKE BEER IS YOUR BOOZY VALENTINE’S DAY DREAM COME TRUE

You love red velvet cake. You love beer. And if you live in Georgia, you’ll be able to love the two together in a new release from Second Self Beer Company called Bleeding Heart.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-velvet-cake-beer-your-boozy-valentine-s-day-dream-come-true

Behind the Fifty Shades of Grey website and wine label

Fifty Shades of Grey’s two wines are Red Satin and White Silk.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/28069821/behind-the-fifty-shades-of-grey-website-and-wine-label

BEAM RELEASES LIMITED BOOKER NOE BOURBON

Beam Suntory is releasing a series of limited edition Bourbon’s celebrating founding distiller Booker Noe’s legacy as the “father” of small-batch Bourbon.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/beam-releases-limited-booker-noe-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Proposed rule would alter the use of appellation names on wine labels

On Monday the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposed a rule that, if enacted, would significantly alter the way that appellation names can be used on wine labels.

http://www.wawinereport.com/2015/02/proposed-rule-would-alter-use-of.html

Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Wines Explained

hopefully this article could help clear up some of the confusion

http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/02/06/organic-biodynamic-and-natural-wines-explained

The best wine to pair with every kind of takeout food

What kind of wine should you buy if you’re ordering burgers, gyros, or sushi?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/wine-to-order-with-takeout-food-2015-2

Wine label app creates gift message on bottle

The Tussock Jumper Celebration app uses QR codes to allow consumers to attach a surprise message, voice recording or video to a bottle of Tussock Jumper wine, making it the perfect unique gift for a loved one.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/15865-wine-label-app-creates-gift-message-on-bottle.html

BELVEDERE VODKA LAUNCHES WILD BERRY EDITION

Belvedere Vodka has introduced an “innovative” Wild Berry flavour to reflect American consumers’ demand for “refreshing rather than indulgent” flavours.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/belvedere-vodka-launches-wild-berry-edition/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Liquor store approval in Natick MA prompts letter to state

A group of Natick residents is asking the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to investigate selectmen’s vote to approve a national chain liquor store opening in town.

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20150211/NEWS/150218864

Think pink: Rosé wine is fresh, zesty and perfect for Valentine’s Day

The color of rosé is the color of love. In fact, rosés and roses are pretty good matches for Valentine’s Day gifting.

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http://www.adn.com/article/20150211/think-pink-ros-wine-fresh-zesty-and-perfect-valentines-day

Diageo Targets Wine And Beer Categories With New Product Rollouts

Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) is rolling out a new California wine brand to the U.S. market this spring, Truvée Wines. Derived from the French word “to find,” Truvée is a Central Coast-sourced label created by sisters Robin and Andréa McBride, who grew up separately in Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand respectively. The two sisters are seeking to combine the knowledge gained in the wine regions in which they were raised with the Truvée brand, which includes a lightly oaked Chardonnay and a Rhône-style red blend, both retailing at $16 a bottle.

DC&E is also hitting the market with the relaunched Chateau La Paws Wines, which supports animal rescue efforts through a partnership with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA). Twelve different rescued dogs are featured on the rotating labels for Chateau La Paws’ Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red Wine Blend (all $12.99), which were crafted by veteran winemaker Marty Spate.

Meanwhile, Diageo is set to begin test marketing a new beer brand, Thump Keg Brewing Co., which crafts beers related to Diageo spirit labels like George Dickel and Peligroso Tequila. Testing in select markets like Nashville, Austin and New York City, Thump Keg is debuting with a Rye IPA (6.2% abv) and an Agave Amber Ale (5.8% abv). Both retail at $9.49 a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles and are also available in 20-liter kegs. Thump Keg Rye IPA uses the same underlying grains for its mash bill as those used for George Dickel Rye Whisky, while Agave Amber Ale, inspired by Peligroso, uses blue agave in its recipe.

The end of the three-tier system?

Three-tier as we know it will break down because it will be too expensive and too complicated to work the way it does now. Even the distributors, who have the most to lose, will want to change it to make it more consumer-friendly.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/the-end-of-the-three-tier-system/

Wine Market Council Releases 2014 Consumer Consumption Habits

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12512630.htm

How to buy wine at the grocery store

Why We Want You To Shop With Us!

The supermarket Great Wall of Wine is the Rubik’s Cube of wine buying, with hundreds and hundreds of bottles to choose from, confusing pricing, and no one to ask for help.

http://winecurmudgeon.com/how-to-buy-wine-at-the-grocery-store/

Step-by-step procedure for tasting fine wines.

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Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

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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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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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