Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-13-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

06-13-15

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

 

This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

An Exploration of Climates in Chile

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Product Information

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

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Lady Bug Trek Has Started!

A small business scavenger hunt.

June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

www.ladybug.citytrek.com

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Greek Wines

Beer Gadgets For Dads

 

AND MORE!

The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Wine People

From sommeliers who insist on calling their wine list ‘curated’ to hosts who serve red wine that’s too warm, the annoyances that can drive WSJ wine columnist Lettie Teague not to drink

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-7-habits-of-highly-annoying-wine-people-1433508077

Loophole in French law could spell ‘death’ of alcohol advertising ban

A loophole in a new law could spell the “death” of France’s strict limitations on alcohol advertising and see deaths from drink rocket, the father of the current anti-alcohol law has warned.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11659230/Loophole-in-French-law-could-spell-death-of-alcohol-advertising-ban.html

Wines from Horse Heaven Hills shine

Since the early 1970s, wine grapes have been grown in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Today, the region south of the Yakima Valley is one of the state’s largest and most important viticultural regions.

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http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/food_and_dining/wines-from-horse-heaven-hills-shine/article_ceda28b6-0adb-11e5-b580-bff2da4f3cc2.html

Alsace Winemakers Vote to Require ‘Dry’ Designation for Labels

Consumer education is goal, but skeptics worry it will hurt richer, sweeter wines

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51689

An Overview of French White Wines

In this article we’ll identify the primary white wines of France, how they taste (because they taste different than their American counterparts), and provide you with common ways French white wines are labeled.

http://winefolly.com/review/french-white-wines/

Three reasons behind the boom in Washington wineries

Why the explosion in Washington wineries?

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/06/08/4319753_three-reasons-behind-the-boom.html?rh=1

The Best Wine Pairings for Grilled Steak

It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/07/best-wine-pairings-grilled-steak

PABST BREWING SUED BY RAPPER SNOOP DOGG

US rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as “The Doggfather”, is suing America’s Pabst Brewing claiming it owes him a share after it was sold for US$700m last year, based on his endorsement of its Blast by Colt 45 brand.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/pabst-brewing-sued-by-rapper-snoop-dogg/

10 TERMS TO BOOST YOUR BEER VOCABULARY

Tap into some craft beer knowledge with these 10 beer terms that will provide the basics for fluently speaking the language of microbrewers.

http://visittrivalley.com/10-terms-to-boost-your-beer-vocabulary/

BEYOND THE BOMB: WHY JÄGER DESERVES A PLACE IN YOUR LIQUOR CABINET

Jäger is significantly sweeter than a lot of its counterparts, but as long as you compensate for that in a cocktail, you’ll find it is a lot more mixable than you might think. Just do yourself a favor and lay off the Red Bull.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/beyond-bomb-why-j-ger-deserves-place-your-liquor-cabinet

Greece: Tough Economy, Great Wine

Somewhat ironically, one of the worst times for the Greek economy happens to coincide with one of the best times for Greek wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joeharpaz/2015/06/08/greece-tough-economy-great-wine/

Six must-try apricot beers

Cheat on peach with these six summer stunners, from blondes to wheats to sour ales.

http://draftmag.com/six-best-apricot-beers/

10 Must-Have Beer Gadgets

Get these actually useful gadgets and accessories for the optimal beer drinking experience.

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http://www.top10kitchen.com/10-must-have-beer-gadgets/

BREAKING BAD-INSPIRED BLUE ICE VODKA RELEASED

Three special edition bottles featuring popular quotes by the “Heisenberg” alias of the series’ main protagonist, Walter White, will be made available across the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/breaking-bad-inspired-blue-ice-vodka-released/?article-source=newsletter&source=445&date=2015-06-10

How to pair fish and wine swimmingly

From oysters to sea bass, chablis to riesling, which wines go with which seafood.

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-pair-fish-and-wine-swimmingly/

What’s on your plate: Why is saké called a ‘rice wine,’ when it’s brewed like beer?

Saké is a beverage awkwardly shouldered into a category that doesn’t really fit.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/06/whats.html

Agave Loco files trademark suit against California wine company

Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco, which makes the alcoholic beverage RumChata, alleges Cheers Wine & Spirits of Paso Robles, Calif., began marketing an Italian wine under the brand name Lemonchatta

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150611/NEWS07/150619965/agave-loco-files-trademark-suit-against-california-wine-company

PARISIAN WINE BAR SERVES BOOZE IN BABY BOTTLES

At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/parisian-wine-bar-serves-booze-in-baby-bottles/

New Corkscrew app

makes wine lists searchable and considers wine preferences

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-corkscrew-app-wine-lists-searchable-20150611-story.html

Yuengling to release India Pale Lager in November

New beer will be made with mix of hops including some from Washington state

http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/yuengling-to-release-india-pale-lager-in-november/article_1b2ba6e8-0f7a-11e5-b891-cfa9ab2eff22.html

Orange Wine Isn’t Made Out of Oranges

What makes orange wines orange is that they’re white wines that are produced like red wines, with a drawn-out maceration.

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/orange-wine-isnt-made-out-of-oranges

WINE IS SHOCKINGLY LESS FATTENING THAN ALL OF THESE FOODS

Which would you rather have, vino, or one of these dishes?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-is-shockingly-less-fattening-than-all-of-these-foods/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=904b2dd0f7-June_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-904b2dd0f7-38937345

Wine of the Loire Valley

If you visit France, you spend at least a few days in the Loire Valley, which encapsulates just about everything good France offers.

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/lake-wylie-pilot/article23777362.html

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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June 16th

Beer Tasting/Education

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222787216/

June 25th

Wines Of Languedoc France

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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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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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

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