Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-25-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-25-15

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Brewed With Lobsters

Wine Complexity

 

AND MORE!

Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try

When choosing French wines, it’s well worth considering less familiar appellations, for new sensations as much as for bargains

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/16/french-appellations-wine-shop-around-fiona-beckett

Here’s how the price of food has changed since 1992

We looked at how the prices of 11 food and beverage items have changed since 1992, and how they compared to overall inflation

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http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-how-the-price-of-food-has-changed-since-6389047.php

Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/16/canadas-okanagan-valley-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard/

Oregon – a paradise for Pinot

The US state produces world-class Pinot Noir, has made significant inroads with Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, and has developed its own style of Pinot Gris

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/oregon-paradise-pinot

What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?

Chemists investigate the science behind the hype

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-deal-wine-baths-180955945/?no-ist

Red wine without the headache

Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-last-red-wine-without-the-headache-2015-07-17

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-wine-with-ben-and-123408034047.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING

A research team in China has cultured snake venom in yeast in the hope that it could one day be used to treat strokes and heart failure.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/snake-venom-beer-could-prevent-blood-clotting/

New Bacardi

Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.

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US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN

The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-bill-could-lift-drinks-post-ban/

Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a huge hit this year and may be more than just a fad

http://fortune.com/2015/07/21/root-beer-is-the-next-big-thing-in-craft-beer/

This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About

This video will let you hold a conversation with the wine snob at your next office party.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-chemistry-of-wine-explained_55ad2cf8e4b0d2ded39f85b4

How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry

Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:

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http://www.eater.com/2015/7/21/9002767/greek-debt-crisis-impact-wine-greece

35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/35-wine-tasting-terms-and-what-they-actually-mean-2015-7

Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt

Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/maine-brewer-makes-beer-live-lobsters-sea-salt-32614347

Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts

The addition of as little as 2 or 3 percent of another grape can change the flavor of a basic wine by quite a bit.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150722/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150729821

US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-wine-lovers-yet-to-embrace-online/

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

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3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine

There are hundreds of researches, which indicate that drinking red wine is really beneficial for you.

http://www.3benefitsof.com/3-health-benefits-of-drinking-australian-red-wine/

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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Can wine complexity make you think more?

Understanding the difference between how professionals and consumers rate the `complexity’ of wine could open new avenues for marketing wines, recent Lincoln University research shows.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News-and-Events/Can-wine-complexity-make-you-think-more-/

MYTH BUSTED: PINOT NOIR IS NOT THE ONLY GRAPE THAT’S LEGAL FOR MAKING RED WINE IN BURGUNDY

Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn’t the only red grape that’s allowed to be grown in Burgundy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-pinot-noir-is-not-the-only-grape-that-is-legal-for-making-red-wine-in-burgundy/

How to spot faults in wine

Here’s how to determine faults in wine.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/taste/3801633-wine-savvy-how-spot-faults-wine

How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback

How the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage is becoming America’s coolest drink.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-20/drink-like-a-viking-mead-makes-comeback

The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted

St. Mayhem’s products are literally spicy wines, since Rob chucked habanero and jalapeno peppers, ginger root, and Costa Rica coffee beans into the three newly released wines

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http://www.winesandvines.com/blog/?p=1&t=0&a=0&d=154930&r=1&n=22

Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade

Maximum allowable yields in Champagne this year will be lower than they have been in 10 years, as producers look to reduce the amount of wine they have on hand.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/07/champagne-yields-lowest-in-a-decade

MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN

Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/mencia-the-pinot-noir-of-spain/

Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-white-wines-friuli-venezia-giulia/

The Restaurant Reserve Wine List: Relic, Rip-off or Reward?

Are those leather-bound tomes—the secondary, pricey reserve list that is the province of the chosen few—helpful, or just an excuse for outrageous markups?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-restaurant-reserve-wine-list-relic-rip-off-or-reward-1437675919

South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money

Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money

http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-the-best-fine-wine-for-your-money-1437648173

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