Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-04-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-04-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Winemakers Use Of Pomace

July 4th Beer Pairings

Visual Of Liquor Flavors

 

AND MORE!

WINE SULFITES ARE FINE, BUT HERE’S HOW TO REMOVE THEM ANYWAY

Is there a way they can be removed from wine after it’s already in the bottle?

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http://www.wired.com/2015/06/wine-sulfites-fine-heres-remove-anyway/

Sam Adams is about to be kicked out of the ‘craft beer’ category

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 1562) that would not only cut excise taxes imposed on brewers, but would finally settle who’s a craft brewer and who isn’t.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sam-adams-is-about-to-be-kicked-out-of-the-craft-beer-category-2015-06-25

THE 100-YEAR-OLD LOOPHOLE THAT MAKES CALIFORNIA CHAMPAGNE LEGAL

The loophole that makes these labels legal is the result of a fight that began in the trenches of the first World War, with roots going back to the nineteenth century.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/

Sulphur-free wine tastes great but isn’t made to last

Sulphur has been used as a preservative and disinfectant in winemaking for thousands of years.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/food-wine/sulphur-free-wine-tastes-great-but-isnt-made-to-last/story-fni42zuf-1227414445004

Why your Fourth of July plans should include sherry

What many European explorers also brought was sherry, a fortified Spanish wine

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-your-fourth-of-july-drinking-plans-should-include-sherry/2015/06/28/49f6d2b6-1ab7-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

4 Reasons to Choose Organic Wine

There may be a few surprises hiding under the cork, however. Incidental ingredients like pesticides, allergens and animal proteins may be contaminating your wine.

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http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1407658-4-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/

Top Chinese Wines Have Gone From Bad to Good. Will They Become Great?

People outside China don’t know much about these wines because so few have been exported.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-26/top-chinese-wines-have-gone-from-bad-to-good-will-they-become-great-

Sulfite Remover to Lower the Chemical Levels in Wine

A disposable filter could be the perfect answer for those who don’t like preservatives in their glass.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/06/sulfite-remover-to-take-the-headache-out-of-wine

AppSnap: Make It Magnifique pairs cheese and wine

A new app called Make It Magnifique takes the guesswork out of choosing

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http://www.grandforksherald.com/accent/food/3775261-appsnap-make-it-magnifique-pairs-cheese-and-wine

The Wine, Beer & Burger Pairing App

Whether your grilling on your backyard BBQ or ordering in from your favorite burger joint, different burgers call for different wines and beers.

http://vinepair.com/wine-beer-burger-app/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=41e89a0bee-June_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-41e89a0bee-38937345

What beer styles are selling best

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VODKA BRAND CLAIMS TO INCREASE SEXUAL DESIRE

The small batch Florida-based vodka brand has claimed that by the “power of suggestion” inferred from its name, having a bottle of Lust Vodka on your table “naturally increases one’s sexual desire” adding “emotional elements of anticipation and seduction”.

In addition, Lust claim that studies show high alcohol consumption increases levels of testosterone and estradiol in women, causing them to have more interest in sex.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/vodka-brand-claims-to-increase-sexual-desire/?article-source=newsletter&source=459&date=2015-06-30

Quini Swirl

Our friends at Quini latest newsletter

http://quiniwine.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/CC78F2047E99F193/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Patrón launches Citrónge Mango liqueur in US

Patrón Citrónge Mango, available from this month in the US, is crafted from the highest-quality Ataulfo mangos from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/16103-patr-n-launches-citr-nge-mango-liqueur-in-us.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_June_30&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

New Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has partnered with Germany’s Brauhaus Riegele on the first offering in what will be a recurring Oktoberfest series. Beginning this year, Sierra Nevada will partner with a different German brewery on an Oktoberfest brew each fall. The inaugural collaborative Oktoberfest beer with Riegele will be available in the U.S. from August-October. It’s a 6%-abv brew that will roll out in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft.

New Hard Root beer

Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice, birch, and a touch of sassafras, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.

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The Cheapest Cities Worldwide To Drink A Beer [Infographic]

Where in the world will you get the best bang for your buck when it comes to a bottle of beer?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/06/30/the-cheapest-cities-worldwide-to-drink-a-beer-infographic/

9 Things To Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

These easy, breezy drinks will satisfy your thirst while adding some flavor to your relaxing day by the pool.

https://www.yahoo.com/food/9-things-to-drink-this-summer-if-you-hate-beer-122433772862.html

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY IN A WINE SHOP

Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to love wine without learning a completely different language. But that doesn’t mean you should walk into your local wine shop sounding like a total chump.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-talk-about-wine-wine-phrases

The real reasons Trader Joe’s wine is so cheap

So how does the company keep its prices so low, while still delivering a taste that people love? And is there really animal matter in the wine?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-trader-joes-wine-is-so-cheap-2015-7#ixzz3eiwSS2hi

Constellation Brands Will Acquire Meiomi Wine Brand

“Today, we are also announcing that we have agreed to purchase the Meiomi wine brand, which is a high-growth, high-margin, scale brand that can be effectively integrated into our powerful portfolio of wine brands,” said Sands. Launched in 2006, Meiomi has grown from a 60,000 case brand in 2010 to almost 600,000 cases in 2014 and is experiencing IRI dollar sales growth of more than 50 percent over the last 52 weeks. Meiomi’s pinot noir is also among the fastest-growing, major pinot noir brands in the latest 12-week period. “This strong record of growth demonstrates how well the brand resonates with consumers. We are excited about Meiomi’s prospects going forward under our efficient operating structure and strong route-to-market,” added Sands. The purchase price for the brand is approximately $315 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close around the beginning of August and to be $0.03 – $0.04 accretive to EPS for fiscal 2016.

Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

Eighty-five percent of vineyards in Sonoma County, California, where JFW is located, are family owned

http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/07/kendall-jackson-goes-sustainability-gold/

‘Beertography’ captures the artistic side of beer

And that art form has a name – beertography.

http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2015/07/beertography_captures_the_arti.html

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR LIQUOR, VISUALIZED

While tastes and smells vary between each individual spirit (even within a brand!), in general, this is what you’ll sniff out and taste while drinking popular spirits.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-flavors-in-your-liquor-visualized/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d981f190a5-July_1_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d981f190a5-38937345

Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

The map tool’s panoramic views expand to include vineyards, tasting rooms and barrel cellars

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51775

YOUR GUIDE TO THE WINES OF UMBRIA, TUSCANY’S SECRET SOUTHERN COUSIN

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UNDERSTANDING CHABLIS

In the most northern part of Burgundy lies a small town (population 2366) where some of the most distinctive white wines in the world are made.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-chablis

This New Beer Pong Invention Is A Game Changer

Enter in a revolutionary new product five Brookfield brothers have invented to make your beer pong game safer and cleaner. It’s called the ”Slip Cup” and provides a way to play cleaner by shielding the player’s drink with an insert so the ball never comes into contact with your drink.

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http://patch.com/connecticut/brookfield/brookfield-brothers-amp-beer-pong-game-new-slipcup-invention-0

That Stubborn Cork! 4 Ways to Tell You’re Drinking “Cooked” Wine

No, we aren’t talking about mulled wine here; “cooked” wine or heat damaged wine has been exposed to heat levels (even at temperatures of 75 degrees fahrenheit) that cause the wine to spoil

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/britney-campbell/that-stubborn-cork-4-ways-to-tell-youre-drinking-cooked-wine_b_7708128.html

The New England Beer That Could Dethrone PBR

Maxim talked to the Narragansett CEO about how a return to tradition helped save their iconic tall boy

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http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/food-drink/article/new-england-beer-could-dethrone-pbr

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine healthy or not?

http://winefolly.com/update/is-wine-good-for-you-facts-vs-fiction/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=30d764e141-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-30d764e141-62472929&mc_cid=30d764e141&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Expert Craft Beer Pairings For Your Very Best 4th Of July

Whether it’s burgers and hot dogs over a charcoal flame, ribs in the smoker or s’mores over a campfire, a great American craft beer is going to take your experience to the next level.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendon-obrien/4th-of-july-beer_b_7709192.html

Sonoma County winemakers find uses for pomace

Everyone knows that juice from Sonoma County wine grapes ends up in the bottle, but what happens to the seeds, skins, stems and solid matter that are left behind after the grapes are crushed?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4009143-181/turning-wine-waste-into-gold?page=0

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