Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-01-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-01-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

 

Our Facebook Beacon Is Installed!

Facebook Bluetooth beacons send information to smartphones and tablets that come in range with them. Inside Facebook, users will see “place tips,” including greetings and links to pages for locations they’re exploring.

Place Tips will deliver information derived from the locations’ Facebook pages, above the news feeds on users’ smartphones. For now, the service is free for businesses, but Facebook said it could one day sell ads tied to the information, giving it another way to make ads more personal, and potentially relevant.

When you stop in open Your Facebook. The top of your news feed will have our Facebook information.

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Read All About It:

http://www.slashgear.com/facebook-bluetooth-beacons-released-free-for-small-businesses-09387536/

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Story Behind Wine Folly

Wine A dangerous Drug??

Spanish Wine Facts

 

 

AND MORE!

A beer company launches near South Station

An open-concept office building in the middle of the city is a strange place for a beer company

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Wine is the ‘most dangerous’ drug on the market

Australia’s ‘most dangerous’ drug can be cheaper than bottled water, deadlier than crystal meth and more socially destructive than cigarettes; it targets the young, the poor and the most addicted.

http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/07/22/dangerous-drug-market/

Local MA Cider

Salem, Massachusetts’ Far From The Tree cider house has partnered with distributor Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) to expand availability throughout the Bay State. The cider company had previously self-distributed around the North Shore and greater Boston area. Far From The Tree was founded in 2013 and produces a line of small-batch, traditional and craft hard cider from 100% Massachusetts pressed apples. MBA’s network includes distributors Merrimack, Burke, Colonial, Commercial and Atlas.

Exploring the Wines of Montefalco

Montefalco is a small mountain village in the province of Perugia in Umbria almost exactly half way down the boot,  in the middle of the peninsula.

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http://www.novacadamatre.com/exploring-the-wines-of-montefalco/

Inside Anheuser-Busch’s craft beer deals

But recently a new trend is starting to impact the marketplace: Goliath is spending big money to bring David over to its side.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/24/inside-anheuser-buschs-craft-beer-deals.html

The Daily Meal Uncorks the 101 Best Wineries in America in 2015

The world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 101 Best Wineries in America.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/07/27/daily-meal-101-best-us-wineries/

Why the sommelier watches how you attack the bread basket

Not to make you self-conscious, but next time you sit down at a restaurant table, you might suspect you’re being watched.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-the-sommelier-watches-how-you-attack-the-bread-basket/2015/07/25/ede8d190-2fd3-11e5-97ae-30a30cca95d7_story.html

How to visualize wine

The story behind Wine Folly, a website-cum-blog-cum-graphic design business that’s introducing wine to a Millennial audience the digital way – with lots of visuals.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-visualize-wine

What you can learn about wine from the makers

What they themselves have learned about it and how better to appreciate it.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/07/27/3737092_what-you-can-learn-about-wine.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

These 11 brewers make over 90% of all U.S. beer

U.S. beer market in which exactly nine companies controlled 90% of all beer sold here in 2014, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-11-brewers-make-over-90-of-all-us-beer-2015-07-27?mod=latestnews

Inside Wine: Beauty in the Bottle

Are these photographs of wine merely abstract beauty or can they tell us more?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sondra-barrett/inside-wine-beauty-in-the-bottle_b_7872394.html

A new approach to training wine experts

Aroxa capsules are designed to teach wine professionals how to identify specific flavor and aroma compounds.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-approach-training-wine-experts

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/27/linfield-college-adds-online-wine-certificates.aspx

Does Alcohol Go Bad? Yep, So Here’s How Long You Have To Finish Off Your Favorite Booze

Booze does go bad, so contrary to popular belief, you don’t have forever to finish off that bottle of sherry you inexplicably have stashed away in the back of your liquor cabinet.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/99585-does-alcohol-go-bad-yep-so-heres-how-long-you-have-to-finish-off-your-favorite

The most popular liquor in every state

Every drinker has his or her poison of choice, but it turns out that every state does, too.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-popular-liquor-in-every-state-2015-7

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

As extravagant tasting notes have become de rigeur in the marketing world, they’ve also arguably lost their practical function as consumer guides.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/is-there-a-better-way-to-talk-about-wine

Winetasting Terminology

The purpose of each of the charts below is to link the chemical causes of distinctive wine aromas to the potential descriptions we can use to describe these elements

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http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/04/02/winetasting-terminology-the-poetry-and-the-prose

5 Great Things That Beer Does for America

What the beer industry does for all of us, including employing millions of people and generating billions in economic output.

http://time.com/money/3976822/beer-jobs-taxes-sales/

PREMIUM SAKE LATEST TREND TO HIT US

A Maine resident has produced his own sake and is set to release it in the US, believing premium rice wine to be “an untapped market.”

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/craft-sake-is-latest-trend-in-us/

BLUE WINE: THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE WINE COLOR SPECTRUM

The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue vino.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/blue-wine-the-latest-addition-to-the-wine-color-spectrum/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fee6a24a58-July_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fee6a24a58-38937345

10 facts you didn’t know about Spanish wine

Wine blogger Timmer Brown lifts the lid on everything you (probably) didn’t know about Spanish vino.

http://www.thelocal.es/20150729/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-spanish-wine

Midnight Cellars celebrates 20 years

One of the truly great family vineyards! Always in stock!

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http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/midnight-cellars-celebrates-20-years/39501/

Coppola Launches Vendetta, A New Red Blend

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled Vendetta, a new California red blend retailing at $24.95. Making its debut with a 2013 vintage, Vendetta is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County and 34% Malbec from Monterey County. The new entry will be available at retail and on-premise. Geyserville, California-based Francis Ford Coppola Winery also produces the FC Reserve, Director’s Cut, Diamond Collection, Gia by Gia Coppola, Sofia and Rosso & Bianco brands, among others.

PRODUCER RELEASES CHIPOTLE PEPPER WHISKEY

Rogue Ales and Spirits has launched Rogue Chipotle Whiskey, a new small-batch expression distilled with chipotle peppers.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/producer-releases-chipotle-pepper-flavoured-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=483&date=2015-07-31

ROOIBOS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO SULPHUR?

A winery in Stellenbosch is channelling the antioxidant properties of South Africa’s native rooibos plant to avoid adding sulphur to its wines.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/rooibos-an-alternative-to-sulphur/

Our Very Best Summer Wine Cocktails

Summer cocktails should be light and crazy refreshing.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/our-very-best-summer-wine-cocktails/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How Much Wine Should You Pour In A Glass?

You May Not Agree With What Experts Have To Say

http://www.bustle.com/articles/100781-how-much-wine-should-you-pour-in-a-glass-you-may-not-agree-with-what-experts

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF SICILY

The wines of Sicily have a true personality all their own and are often quite affordable.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/intro-wines-of-sicily-guide-with-map/

20 Amazingly Simple Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

Food wines are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are they affordable, but they will make things taste better.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/20-amazingly-simple-food-and-wine-pairing-ideas/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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