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MYTH BUSTED – CALLING A WINE “RESERVE” IS MEANINGLESS
The word “reserve” on a bottle of wine has become one of the shadiest terms one can use when it comes to marketing wine.
TOP 10 EROTIC WINE LABELS
We all know that sex sells, but some winemakers are far bolder in their interpretation of the tactic than others.
COUNTING CALORIES IN 50 POPULAR BEERS: INFOGRAPHIC
Madeira: The Historic Portuguese Wine That’s Hip Again
This complex, food-friendly fortified wine—a favorite of the Founding Fathers—is emerging as a top choice for today’s wine drinkers, too
Buying Wine from the Back Label
Using data to decipher winemakers’ language
14 Hands Winery Debuts First Limited Release Kentucky Derby® Red Blend
New Wine Available Nationwide and Offered at Select Events during the 141st ‘Run for the Roses
Shock Top Lemon Shandy This Week!
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Shock Top has announced the return of its Lemon Shandy summer seasonal. Brewed with California lemon peels, Lemon Shandy will begin rolling out this week, kicking off what the company calls an early “unofficial start of summer.” Concurrently, Shock Top has launched a new campaign, titled “72 Degrees and Shock Top,” featuring a cross-country tour of summer-themed events that will travel from California to Boston. Along with Lemon Shandy, Shock Top’s portfolio includes its year-round Belgian White, Honeycrisp Apple Wheat, Raspberry Wheat and Honey Bourbon Wheat, as well as its Pumpkin Wheat and Shockolate Wheat seasonals.
Harpoon Brewery News
Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is set to take on distribution of San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers this month, according to news reports. The brewer’s Harpoon Distributing Company offshoot will initially launch Speakeasy’s portfolio into the greater Boston area on-premise, with off-premise retail expansion to follow. Established in 1997, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ core stable includes its Big Daddy IPA, Prohibition Ale, Metropolis Lager, Scarlett Red Rye and Tallulah Extra Pale Ale, among others. In addition to Boston, Speakeasy has a U.S. footprint spanning roughly 11 states.
State Sues Gallo Over Hazardous Dust Used To Make Wine Bottles
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Ernest and Julio Gallo’s glass production plant in Modesto.
Nicolas Joly and the Loire’s Wine Culture War
In the Loire Valley—the hotbed of the natural wine movement—a growing number of producers are at odds with the region’s regulatory body
Is A Wine’s Year Really That Important?
Buying wine isn’t easy. Okay, let’s rephrase that, because buying wine by aimlessly pointing at a shelf is actually quite easy to do. Buying wine knowledgeably isn’t easy.
Natural wines: no lab-bred yeast, pig’s pancreas or cryo-extraction
Modern winemaking has become a highly industrialised process – but a growing band of producers are going back to basics. The resulting wine is shocking: vibrant,
earthy and alive
The Weird World of Wine Law
Beverage lawyer Lindsey Zahn looks at the reasoning – or lack of it – behind some of wine’s odder laws.
Redd’s Apple Ale adds two flavors
Green Apple and Wicked Mango join portfolio
BEER AND GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Certified Cicerones® Joe Falkowski and Nathan Gunter think about beer and Girl Scout cookie pairings!
Blind-Tasting a Mini-Stave Trial
Participants in Oak Conference prefer a blend of flavor profiles
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH NATURAL WINE?
Enter the newest industry buzzword: “Natural” or “The Natural Wine Movement.”
Top 20 Wine Influencers: Who to follow on Social Media?
Franklin Liquors is 21!
Wine Bottle Anatomy
WINE MAKES YOU APPEAR ‘MORE ATTRACTIVE’
Drinking wine does make you appear more attractive, but more than one glass will send you spiralling back to mediocrity, according to a recent study.
Attleboro MA liquor store shuttered 24 days in fourth violation for selling to minor in latest police sting
Zip’s Liquor Chest was slammed shut for 24 days straight by the licensing board after a police sting nabbed it for selling to a minor for the third time since 2012 and the fourth time since 2008.
NEW DESIGN FOR OLD GRAND-DAD BONDED BOURBON
Beam Suntory has unveiled a contemporary new bottle design for its Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon.
10 PASO ROBLES WINERIES TO WATCH
If the California premium wine business were a family venture, Sonoma County and Napa Valley would be the momma and the papa of this sprawling brood of regions strung up and down the Pacific Coast – the parents who did the pioneering work that gave the state, and indeed the United States, a seat at the table of global producers of fine wines.
WE HAVE HALETR RANCH IN STOCK!
Classic Beer and Food Pairings: Do They Really Work?
Can these oft-repeated pairings keep up with the pace of beer’s evolution?
A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ARGENTINA: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC
Wine in 90 Seconds: Languedoc France
Nice video review of the region
IDAHO RIESLING IN A CAN LAUNCHED
Following on from the success of Oregon Pinot Noir in a can, an Idaho winery has launched a Riesling in a can aimed at beer fans on the move.
Washington Wine 101
A crash course in the basics of Washington wines, by the numbers:
Preferred Alcoholic Beverages of Each Country
Wegmans renews push to serve alcohol in Mass. Supermarkets
Wegmans, the New-York-based supermarket chain with locations at Northborough Crossing and two other spots in Massachusetts, is renewing a push to change the state’s liquor laws in order to serve alcohol inside its stores.
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