Liquor Industry News/Links 02-21-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-21-15

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

 

We Are Turning Japanese

Franklin Liquors Now Stocking

Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman Selections

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SHOP FRANKLIN

New Shop Local Campaign

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Take Care

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Gluten in Liquor

Jim Beam Sued

AND MORE!

WINE TERMS: SUR LIE AGING

Lees are the dead yeast cells and winemaking remnants such as grape seeds, stems, pulp, and tartrates remaining in a wine after fermentation.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-terms-sur-lie-aging

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT RIESLING

The words Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese describe government-defined levels of ripeness of the grapes at the time of harvest

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-little-information-about-riesling-

Massachusetts beer guide: Breaking down the brewery boom in Western Mass. and beyond

Here’s a primer on the best Massachusetts-made beer, focusing on how to look past the big names and find that special new brewery you’ve been looking for the whole time.

http://www.masslive.com/bestofmass/index.ssf/2015/02/best_of_mass_massachusetts_bee.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOOSE ISLAND BEER

Here are 11 things you don’t know about Goose Island.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/things-you-didn-t-know-about-goose-island-beer-chicago

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN MOVES INTO FLAVOURED RUM

Diageo has introduced three new flavoured extensions of Captain Morgan Rum, following the “successful” launch of the brand’s white expression last year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/captain-morgan-moves-into-flavoured-rum/?article-source=newsletter&source=361&date=2015-02-13

Could the next great bottle of wine you buy be from… (gulp)… England?

Climate change is affecting wine-grape growing agriculture worldwide – this means existing wine regions are depleting and new ones are developing.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-pulse/78288-could-the-next-great-bottle-of-wine-you-buy-be-fromgulpengland

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Here’s a crash course in knowing what’s flowing down your gullet

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-tutorial/how-to-taste-wine/217

THE ULTIMATE A-Z OF ALCOHOL

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There’s no trick to drinking gluten-free spirits

Distilled spirits can’t contain gluten.

http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article10451996.html

Scientific discovery wine pairings

Each monumental scientific discovery is paired with the wine that best brings out its scientific flavors

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http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113335367/scientific-discovery-wine-pairings-021715/

Which Countries Produce And Consume The Most Wine?

Every year France and Italy competes for the top spot among the world’s wine producing countries.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/16/france-is-the-biggest-wine-producer-in-2014-but-less-wine-is-made-and-drunk-in-europe/

ARE CONSUMER COCKTAIL CHOICES GENDERED?

Cocktail culture likes to think of itself as a forward-thinking force in the drinks industry, but do gender stereotypes still affect what mix customers order?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/are-consumer-cocktails-choices-gendered/?article-source=newsletter&source=363&date=2015-02-17

Sulfites In Wine

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Shelf Life Of Wine

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Where Do Calories Come From

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What causes red-wine headaches? A new theory

Nobody knows for sure what causes red-wine headaches.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/what-causes-red-wine-headaches-new.html

Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

If the baiju industry has its way, the spirit is about to make a break into the U.S. market.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-17/baijiu-china-s-potent-liquor-is-poised-to-try-to-make-a-splash-in-the-u-s-

Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?

Santa Fee New Mexico looking to bad nips because of litter issue.

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-9960-mad-minis.html

JIM BEAM HIT WITH ‘HANDCRAFTED’ LAWSUIT

A lawsuit has been filed against Jim Beam Brands alleging consumers are being duped by claims its Bourbon is “handcrafted” when it is made with “little to no” human involvement.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/jim-beam-hit-with-handcrafted-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=364&date=2015-02-18

A five-pack of beer apps to find great new brews

Calling all hop heads, lager hounds and ale wives: put down that pint (just for a moment) and pick up your phone to discover new beers and keep track of your favorites.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/a-five-pack-of-beer-apps-to-discover-great-new-brews/

Local Brewery News

Boston-based Trillium Brewing is expanding production capabilities with a 16,000-square-foot facility in Canton. The new brewery, which will operate in conjunction with Trillium’s existing facility in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, will be fitted with a three-vessel 30-barrel brewing system and six 90-barrel fermenters, as well as an expanded barrel program. The two facilities will bring Trillium’s annual production capacity to about 10,000 barrels. The company says it will continue to self-distribute while focusing on increasing on- and off-premise accounts. Trillium’s lineup of craft beers includes Wake Robin Farmhouse Red Rye Ale (7.4% abv), Pot & Kettle Oatmeal Porter (7.5% abv), Fort Point Pale Ale (6.5% abv) and Trillium Farmhouse Ale (6.6% abv).

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587989/french-appellation-body-considers-alsace-premier-cru-plan

VIRGINIA IS THE MOST EXCITING PLACE FOR AMERICAN WINE RIGHT NOW

If you’re looking for the place making the most interesting and dynamic wine right now, you’ll need to head to Virginia.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/virginia-most-exciting-us-wine-region/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83185e2feb-February_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83185e2feb-38937345

Three Things You Didn’t Know About South African Wine Country

Think you know Southern Hemisphere wine? Take a look at some of these interesting facts about South Africa, possibly the oldest “New World” wine region.

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http://wine.answers.com/wine-destinations/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-south-african-wine-country

TOP 10 DRINKS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

China may still be clamping down on extravagant spending, but there is an array of luxurious and fun spirits and cocktails out there to celebrate the Year of the Ram.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-drinks-for-chinese-new-year/?article-source=newsletter&source=365&date=2015-02-19

STRAP-ON BOOZE BABY SEEKS FUNDING

In what could be the most bizarre Kickstarter campaign in memory, a US entrepreneur is attempting to raise $70,000 to launch a strap-on booze-filled newborn that you can drink from.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/strap-on-booze-filled-baby-seeks-funding/

Wine For Your Sign

Visit your sign’s page to learn your sipping personality

http://www.vivino.com/news/chinese-horoscope

Supermarkets Wine Sales By State

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Angry Orchard jumps on hopped cider

Angry Orchard’s new Hop’n Mad apple cider will attempt to slake America’s insatiable thirst for hops

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/2015/02/angry_orchard_jumps_on_hopped_cider

The irony of Italian wines

If you are a wine lover, chances are that in the last year you probably had a wine called either Aubaine or Petite-Vidure. But you didn’t know it.

http://www.naparegister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/the-irony-of-italian-wines/article_9fe29ecd-270d-5d16-8a88-bbccde73a0cf.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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