Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-11-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-11-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Cap Maps

All About Godello

 

AND MORE!

How to Choose a Good Wine for Under $25

The truth is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a nice bottle of wine, and you don’t have to be an expert either.

http://time.com/money/3944943/affordable-wine-tips/

CHAMPAGNE AND BURGUNDY JOIN UNESCO LIST

Burgundy’s Côte d’Or and Champagne win recognition

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/champagne-and-burgundy-join-unesco-list/

Choosing the right wine the Italian way

There are many ways to choose the right wine for a certain dish

http://italianscookitbetter.com/tip/choosing-the-right-wine-the-italian-way

Who are the most powerful wine brands in the world?

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Wine and spirits permanently exempt from Sales Tax in Rhode Island.

For years liquor stores in Rhode Island, especially those in border towns, have competed with stores in Massachusetts that don’t tax wine and spirits.

http://www.abc6.com/story/29486927/wine-and-spirits-permanently-exempt-from-sales-tax-in-rhode-island

GODELLO ‘IN BETWEEN CHARDONNAY AND RIESLING’

Spain’s great white hope Godello is “in between Chardonnay and Riesling” in character due to its ability to express terroir according to one winemaker working with the grape.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/godello-in-between-chardonnay-and-riesling/

JOHNNIE WALKER CREATES WHISKY MOUSTACHE WAX

Connoisseurs will be able to choose from three bold blends – Piperine Pepper, Citrus Essence or Ginger Root – which provide scents that linger beneath the nostrils, and “intensify the flavor of the serve” with every sip.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/johnnie-walkers-creates-moustache-wax-range/?article-source=newsletter&source=465&date=2015-07-07

PEACH FLAVOR JOINS MOONSHINE PORTFOLIO

The moonshine, which is made with real sliced, cooked peaches and bottled at 35% abv, will join existing Raspberry, Apple Pie, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Blackberry and Cranberry flavors.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/peach-flavour-joins-moonshine-portfolio/?article-source=newsletter&source=465&date=2015-07-07

Beer Cap Maps

This is a great way to save the caps of your favorite craft beers. You can pick from each U.S. state and various boozy countries

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http://www.beercapmaps.com

New Twisted Tea

Boston Beer Company’s Twisted Tea, an Impact “Hot Brand,” is rolling out a new Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel offering this summer in select markets. The hard iced tea combines real iced tea with a splash of Bourbon flavor. Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel (5% abv) is available in Maine, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Montana beginning this month in six-packs for about $7.99-$9.49 and 24-ounce cans for about $2.49-$2.99. Twisted Tea surged 15% to 8.4 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. market last year, according to Impact Databank

China makes big bet on turning desert into wine region

When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world’s fifth-largest consumer and producer, winemakers are determined to add that country to the list

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-aims-become-top-wine-producer-ningxia-region-vineyards/

Alcohol calorie calculator

In the calculator below, indicate your average number of drinks of choice per week. The calculator will show you the calories you consume per week from alcohol beverages.

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/tools/calculators/calorie-calculator.aspx

JOHNNIE WALKER REVEALS SELECT CASKS SERIES

The inaugural expression will form part of a collection of limited edition blends that will be released over the next few years, with each variant featuring a different wood finish.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/johnnie-walker-reveals-select-casks-series/?article-source=newsletter&source=467&date=2015-07-09

What type of beer best suits you? (Quiz)

Does not seam to accurate BUT asks good questions

http://thechive.com/2015/07/09/what-type-of-beer-best-suits-you-quiz-2/#.ssuo11:J9dO

The Wines of Santorini

Assyrtiko is the most famous of the grapes grown on the island, and the white grape can produce wines with remarkable ageability.

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http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/07/warm_up_the_wines_of_santorini.html

YOUR GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN GEMS OF PIEDMONT

Piedmont claims more DOC zones than any other region in Italy topping out at around forty as of 2010 with sixteen DOCG zones, so there is plenty of choice when selecting wines from this region for your dinner party

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/piedmont-wine-hidden-gems-guide/

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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

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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