Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-18-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-18-15

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

 

GAME OF THRONES BEER

Ommegang’s new Three-Eyed Raven

The fifth collaboration between the Cooperstown, NY, brewery and HBO

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Three-Eyed Raven is a 7.2-percent alcohol-by-volume beer that Ommegang bills as a “dark saison ale,”

750ml $9.95

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sustainable Wine

Skinny Girl Calories

 

AND MORE!

 

Silly Things Wine Connoisseurs Do To Enjoy Wine

This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.

http://winefolly.com/update/silly-things-wine-connoisseurs-do-for-wine/

3 Wines to Pair with Fried Chicken

Wine’s acidity keeps your palate refreshed so you’ll want to take another bite.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/11/3-wines-pair-fried-chicken

A Cheat Sheet for Sherry

Sommeliers around the country have been calling for sherry’s revival for a few years now.

http://denver.eater.com/2015/4/10/8326643/denver-where-to-find-drink-sherry-wine-bars

After 20-year hiatus, I.W. Harper bourbon coming back to U.S.

launching this month by liquor giant Diageo in 4- and 15-year-old iterations

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http://www.fosters.com/article/20150412/GJLIFESTYLES/150319776/-1/FOSNEWS0413

What’s in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir

The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-wine-reveals-production-methods-affect.html

APP REWARDS STUDENTS WITH FREE BEER

A can-slinging app called Push for Beer has been launched which rewards top-scoring college students with free beer.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/app-rewards-students-with-free-beer/

What Do You Think of This Wine? How Wine Faults Show—Even if You Can’t Tell

It’s easiest when the wines are obviously faulty, because then they can be readily dismissed. The tough part is when things are more unclear.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/04/how-wine-faults-show-event-if-you-cant-tell/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=0d6a73e1e2-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-0d6a73e1e2-299904425

10 OF THE COOLEST COCKTAIL SHAKERS

A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/10-of-the-coolest-cocktail-shakers/

Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards

With so many organic options to eat, it may be easy to forget that wonderful wines can be just as sustainably produced as the food on our plates.

http://www.independent.com/news/2015/apr/14/understanding-sustainable-wine-standards/

State Of NH settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Law Warehouses to settle a lawsuit over the loss of a 20-year contract for warehousing and distribution worth an estimated $200 million.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150414/NEWS21/150419662

HOW MANY CALORIES DO SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS REALLY SAVE YOU?

How much a Skinnygirl Cocktail will actually save you when its original counterpart is swapped out

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-calories-do-skinnygirl-cocktails-really-save-you/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8845ba18ba-April_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8845ba18ba-38937345

Washington, Oregon wine leaders oppose proposed AVA rule

Opposition to the proposed rule that would permit adjacent states to use American Viticultural Area names on wine labels.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/04/13/washington-oregon-wine-leaders-oppose-proposed-ava-rule/

TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS OF THE WINE WORLD

You don’t have to look far to find stunning examples of architectural prowess in the world of wine, but this collection of avant-garde, boundary-breaking wineries are perhaps among the most impressive.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/top-10-architectural-wonders-of-the-wine-world/

A NEW BEER IN JAPAN IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU PRETTIER

A LITTLE DOSE OF COLLAGEN IN EVERY CAN

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http://www.popsci.com/new-beer-japan-supposed-make-you-prettier

NOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER

From Illinois’s Small Town Brewery, tastes just like root beer.

The standard version clocks in at 5.9% ABV, while two other renditions, which, to be fair, taste a bit boozier, come in at 10.7% and 19.5%. While 5.9% isn’t all that strong for a beer, it’s crazy strong for a root beer.

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What’s in your wine?

Should we be concerned about how our wine is made, what baddies are added, what goodies may not be favored by modern food processing?

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/whats-your-wine.html

Wine Institute Launches Sustainable Winegrowing Certificate Course

Free One-Hour Class for Wine Trade Professionals and Consumers

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2015/04/15/DC80394

Wine Snobs Are Right: Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor

Scientists show glass geometry controls where and how vapor rises from wine, influencing taste

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wine-snobs-are-right-glass-shape-does-affect-flavor/

The right wine to drink with a sandwich

Bread and wine are a foundation of civilisation. A sandwich simply adds other flavours to the equation, and very few foods won’t be improved by wine.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/eat-drink/article/the-right-wine-to-drink-with-a-sandwich

Worry about wine, not arsenic

In the United States, more than 70 “materials” are “authorized for (the) treatment of wine.”

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/worry-about-wine-not-arsenic/article_1d44dc41-e776-5a02-babf-be24004dbf30.html

Nude beer festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer

If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/food_department/Nude-beer-festival-Bare-Beach-Beer-Bash-returns-to-the-Poconos-this-summer.html

4 Tips on Finding Awesome Sparkling Wine

Most sparkling wine isn’t Champagne and that’s not a bad thing.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-tips-on-finding-awesome-sparkling-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8690372305-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8690372305-62472929&mc_cid=8690372305&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Finally, some real data on pesticides in wine

A French study on the subject.

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https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/finally-some-real-data-on-pesticides-in-wine/

BEN & JERRY’S TO RELEASE SALTED CARAMEL ALE

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/ben-jerrys-to-release-salted-caramel-ale/

Infographic reveals best wines to go with snacks

Wine experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3041557/Jacob-s-Creek-Infographic-reveals-ten-best-wines-snacks.html

Pairing Guide | Craft Beer & Cigars

A few craft beer and cigar pairing suggestions.

http://www.handfamilycompanies.com/blog/pairing-guide-beer-and-cigars/

7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING

Here are some underrated, too often overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/7-underrated-styles-beer-lovers-should-get-drinking

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