Liquor Industry News/Links 03-28-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-28-15

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

 

Should I Shake My Wine???

Every Day People Will Ask Us Wine Questions. This Week For Some Reason Customers Were Asking About Shaking Their Wine. Why??? Are There That Many Wine Geeks Like Me That Even Know Of This? I Was Excited To Think Yes!

Then That Night At Home Was The Latest Trader Joes Ad In Mail. Highlighted Was A Shiraz Saying To Shake First.

http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/2285

 

Here Is A Great Video From Mollydooker Explaining Why To Shake!

https://youtu.be/QCGFz3nnakE

 

Keep In Mind Wines Older Than 2 Years This Is Usually Not Needed.

So What If You Want To Be Classy And Decant Or Aerate The Wine Instead? Well Decanting/Aerating Actually Does Not Help With Nitrogen Issue. Shake Then Decant.

Give It A Try!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

App Controlled Bottle Message

Beer In Cans More popular Than Bottle

Vintage Liquor

 

AND MORE!

Newcastle Launches Retail Variety Pack

Newcastle’s new variety pack contains equal amounts of two definitive new styles from the brand – Newcastle British Pale Ale and Newcastle British Session IPA – along with perennial favorite Newcastle Brown Ale.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/newcastle-launches-retail-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=873c05eafe-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-873c05eafe-168964077

What’s the Big Deal About Kosher Wine?

Is kosher wine any good?

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/what-s-the-big-deal-about-kosher-wine

The noble wines of Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one Italy’s classic red wines

http://wtop.com/wine-of-the-week/2015/03/the-noble-wines-of-montepulciano/

Want to Grab a Beer During a Football Game but Don’t Want to Miss a Scoring Play?

This Chart Holds Your Guide to a Safe Dash

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/21/want-to-grab-a-beer-during-a-football-game-but-dont-want-to-miss-a-scoring-play-this-chart-holds-your-guide-to-a-safe-dash/

WINE TASTERS’ TEETH AT RISK OF RAPID EROSION

Acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion “within minutes”, with professional wine tasters most at risk, according to new research.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/wine-tasters-teeth-at-risk-of-rapid-erosion/

This Space-Age Beer is Truly Out of This World

Fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back.

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http://www.eater.com/2015/3/21/8269837/space-beer-ninkasi-brewing-company-ground-control

TASTE PERCEPTION HIGHER WITH LOWER ALCOHOL WINES

Taste perception is increased when we drink lower alcohol wines rather than those with a high abv according to a new study by Spanish neuroscientists.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/taste-perception-higher-with-lower-alcohol-wines/

DISCOVER APULIA, ITALY’S MOST PROLIFIC WINE REGION

Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, is a long, narrow wine region in Southern Italy

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

CHEAT SHEET: WHITE WINE SWEETNESS GUIDE

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/cheat-sheet-white-wine-sweetness-chart-guide/

5 Odd AVA Titles

The American Viticultural Area is America’s answer to the French appellation system.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/5-odd-ava-names-george-washington-moon-mountain

ARGENTINA TRIALS ANCIENT ITALIAN GRAPE

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/argentina-trials-ancient-italian-grape/

LED APP-CONTROLLED VODKA BOTTLE LAUNCHED

A California-based spirit company has launched a vodka bottle with an LED display that can be controlled via an app.

Have seen these in the past BUT not app related!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/led-app-controlled-vodka-bottle-launched/

Most Arsenic-Tainted Wines Certified Sustainable

More than two-thirds of the wines accused in a lawsuit last week as having “dangerous” levels of arsenic have the right to use the phrase “certified sustainable.”

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/most-arsenic-tainted-wines-certified-sustainable

Why white wine, clothes dryers and car seats all flopped in China

The failure of white wine, car seats and clothes dryers to make an impression in China underlines the importance of understanding the market

http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/invest-china/1742769/why-white-wine-clothes-dryers-and-car-seats-all-flopped-china

Honoring the Wente Tradition, Refreshing the Wente Brand

It’s not enough to be the First Family of Chardonnay. Or at least, it’s not enough forever.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/03/honoring-the-wente-vineyards-tradition-refreshing-the-wente-vineyards-brand/

New Woodchuck Cider

Middlebury, Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider has debuted the newest offering in its limited release Out on a Limb series, Oopsy Daisy. The 5.5%-abv cider is the fourth and latest of the lineup’s rotating six-packs available nationwide. The semi-dry Oopsy Daisy is infused with real chamomile flowers for sweet honey and citrus notes, the company says. It is crafted with eating apples such as McIntosh and Cortland. A six-pack retails for about $10.99. This month, the company is also bringing back its Private Reserve Pink cider, which supports cancer survivors through Survivorship Now, available in six-packs and on draft. Woodchuck is also re-releasing its Summer cider in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. Both Pink and Summer ciders are available through August.

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Del’s Shandy Coming Back!

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has announced the early release of two returning summer seasonals—Narragansett Del’s Shandy and Narragansett Summer Ale. First launched last May, Del’s Shandy is a 4.7%-abv blend of Narragansett lager with lemon extract from Del’s Frozen Lemonade, while Summer Ale is billed as a 4.2%-abv light session ale, made with Two Row Pale Malt, Citra Galaxy and Chinook hops. Starting this month, both seasonals will begin rolling out throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon. Del’s Shandy will be available in six packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99) and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$14.99), and Summer Ale will be offered in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99).

SAMUEL ADAMS REBEL IPA FAMILY

Tasting side-by-side-by-side the new India pale ale trio from Samuel Adams is akin to turning up the volume on the radio as an excellent band starts to play, hits a stride and then brings it home.

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http://allaboutbeer.com/review/samuel-adams-rebel-ipa-family/

21 Top Breweries in New England

Raise your glass to the best beer in the region.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2015/03/24/top-breweries-new-england/

Beer Styles Guide

CraftBeer.com Launches Digital Interactive U.S. Beer Styles Guide

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http://www.craftbeer.com/beer-styles

Not All Wine Is Vegan, And Here’s Why

Some wine is clarified with “fining agents” that are made from animal products.

Did you know we label wines CONFIRMED by winemakers as Vegan?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/is-wine-vegan_n_6924570.html

Ultimate Spirits Challenge® Announces 2015 Results For All Spirits Categories

The winners and full results for the 2015 Challenge. Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), now in its sixth year

www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2015results

Loire Valley White Wines: Underappreciated Regions

From Muscadet to Sancerre and everything in between

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http://jamesonfink.com/loire-valley-white-wines-underappreciated-regions/

The World’s Most Expensive Rosé Wine

Château d’Esclans in Provence in southern France believes it can and sells its rosé wines at high prices.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/03/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-rose-wine/

8 OF THE WORST FIRST DATE DRINKS

If you want to impress your date, you don’t want to order a Mudslide. So, take these suggestions with a grain of salt, but don’t say we didn’t warn you, if things go south.

http://chilledmagazine.com/8-of-the-worst-first-date-drinks/

DISCOVERING BRUNELLO WINE

Tuscany where Montalcino is located, the grapes in question are Sangiovese, a sturdy, intense fruit that is used to make Brunello wine.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/discovering-brunello-wine/

Cans way up, bottles trending down according to 2014 beer industry data

The industry saw some significant shifts in package mix between cans, bottles and draft.

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http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/packaging-distribution/cans-way-bottles-trending-industry-data/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=07853603b1-CBBNews_20150325&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-07853603b1-80019125

15 SHOCKING FACTS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE LIQUORS

Find out 15 little known facts about your favorite imbibements of choice…

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/15-shocking-liquor-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a9960b043b-March_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a9960b043b-38937345

Tiger Beer set to pounce on US market

The Republic’s Tiger Beer is a roaring success in the region, and it is set to pounce on the US market next.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/tiger-beer-set-to-pounce/1729382.html

BEYOND THE SOLO CUP

The hows and whys of beer glassware

http://tablematters.com/2013/02/28/beer-glassware/

New Burnetts Vodka Flavors

Like all Burnett’s Flavoured Vodkas, Cherry Limeade and Apple Berry are quadrupled distilled, triple charcoal filtered and made with “natural flavours”.

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The Newest Thing in Cocktails Is Vintage Liquor

As spirits age, they change in flavor and intensity. Now you just have to find them

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/the-newest-thing-in-cocktails-is-vintage-liquor

Top Wine Producing Countries of the World

Also Weird facts about the world of wine

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http://winefolly.com/update/top-wine-producing-countries/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=6d6c39811f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-6d6c39811f-62472929&mc_cid=6d6c39811f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

  

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