Liquor Industry News/Links 08-08-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-08-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

 

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Franklin Wine Club

Quini WineUps

 

Offering more than just a wine tasting experience. You and our club can also be rewarded and enter for great prizes!

Each month I/we will choose a wine theme and hold a tasting/education event.

The main concept of the Quini WineUp is to share a social, fun, wine tasting where we will expand our wine knowledge and experience using Quini. We will get together once per month to share our wine experience and record our impressions using the interactive Quini app which is designed to be fun and playful. The reviews we make using Quini are meant to be shared, and if you choose you may follow one another through the Quini app.

Quini is more than just recording whether you like or do not like a wine. Quini’s five step tasting process reminds and teaches how to focus on all aspects of the wine to develop a complete impression of the wine. By focusing on each the eye, nose, mouth, finish and an overall opinion you are able to pinpoint what makes each wine memorable and appealing or not. Quini provides you a record of regions, varietals and wineries the you tend to enjoy the most and keeps a history of all your tastings. With the detail provided in each wine tasting Quini is also able to provide incredibly personalized recommendations specific to your own wine palate.

Group and Group Member Rewards

 

For every 400 tasting reviews completed in the WineUp, Quini will ship 6 special wines not readily available in the local area –These wines will be raffled off to club members that attend the Wineups.

Group members have the opportunity to receive entries for a wine tasting tour by reviewing wines outside of the wine tasting groups and posting them to social media. For each review posted to social media and noted by Quini (outside of the regular monthly WineUp tastings), you are entered to win a fully paid, multi-day wine trip along with a guest. Value up to $5,000! This year it’s three nights, four days in the beautiful Okanagan Valley region, BC, Canada.

 

Also don’t forget our Quini loyalty program!!

 

You can get Riedel glasses for 25 and 50 wines you review.

Sign Up For A FREE Franklin Wine Club Membership

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Glassware 101

Wine And Junk Food Pairings

Hard Root Beer Drinks

 

AND MORE!

GREEK WINE IS ON THE RISE: EXPLORING NAOUSSA

Located around the town of Naoussa, the vineyards climb the eastern slope of the 6,730 foot Mount Vermion, the highest peak in the Vermio Mountains.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/greek-wine-is-on-the-rise-exploring-naoussa-

Rabbit Ridge Winery launches craft soda line

The gourmet Paso Pure drinks have only real ingredients.

http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/rabbit-ridge-winery-launches-craft-soda-line/39430/

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHARDONNAY AND SAUVIGNON BLANC

So what’s the difference between these two insanely popular white wines in the first place?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-differences-between-chardonnay-and-sauvignon-blanc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1bac47fd36-July_31_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1bac47fd36-38937345

Beyond Red, White and Rosé: Wine Color Decoded

Much can be gleaned from a glance at a wine, including its age, texture, alcohol level and sometimes grape varietal. You’ll never look at a glass of wine the same way

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-red-white-and-rose-wine-color-decoded-1438363423

WRITTEN IN THE STARS: WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

For today’s horoscope prediction, we’re making a bet that you’ll try one of these wines.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/written-in-the-stars-wine-pairings-for-your-zodiac-sign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=630f5ffa12-August_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-630f5ffa12-38937345

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN LAUNCHES WINE BRAND

Australian actress Olivia Newton-John has released her own wine brand, proceeds of which will be put towards her cancer campaign.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/olivia-newton-john-launches-wine-brand/

New Narragansett Coming Soon!

Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter

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5 Must-haves On Every Wine List

Here are 5 styles that should be present on every small wine list.

http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/articles/5-must-haves-on-every-wine-list-429.htm

NOT EVERYTHING THAT GETS ADDED TO WINE IS NATURAL – BREAKING DOWN WINE ADDITIVES

The process that exempts wine from the same labeling requirements, as food is sterile filtering

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/not-everything-that-gets-added-to-wine-is-natural-breaking-down-wine-additives/

CHIANTI CLASSICO LAUNCHES APP

The Chianti Classico consorzio has launched an app to help spread knowledge of the Italian region’s wines around the world.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/chianti-classico-launches-app/

How to saber a bottle of champagne with an iPhone

Video

http://www.businessinsider.com/saber-champagne-bottle-iphone-2015-7

French Fear Vine Disease May Have Arrived

A strain of the bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease, which has ravaged California vines, has been found on Corsica

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51926

This Is Actually The Correct Amount Of Wine You Should Drink

Spoiler alert: This is going to be disappointing news.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/correct-right-amount-of-wine-to-drink_55ba304de4b0b8499b186e71

Wine Glassware & Stemware 101

Generally speaking, different shapes and sizes allow to reveal each wine different according to its characteristics: aromatic intensity, alcohol level, sparkling or still, etc.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/08/04/wine-glassware-stemware-101/#prettyPhoto

Is it ever acceptable to put ice cubes in wine? We investigated

The old ‘ice cubes in wine’ debate has divided wine drinkers since time immemorial.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ever-acceptable-put-ice-cubes-wine-investigated-104850538.html#w4vaO09

Tasting notes: a silly game that could be fun

That’s the purpose of Read Between the Wines, a new drinking and overwriting game that, if one can remove one’s disapproving frown for an evening, might actually be a good time.

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http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/08/tasting-notes-silly-game-that-could-be.html

The 14 Coolest Beer Label Designs You’ve Ever Seen

While it’s certainly important for a beer to taste good, there’s no denying that packaging has some influence on people’s buying decisions.more

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http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/beer-label-designs

New Dogfish

Delaware-based Dogfish Head is rolling out its Choc Lobster porter at retail for the first time exclusively through the World of Beer chain. Brewed every summer, the 5.6% abv porter—made with dark cocoa and Maine lobsters—has previously been available only at Dogfish Head’s pub in Rehoboth Beach. World of Beer CEO Paul Avery told SND recently that such exclusive offerings are a key piece of the company’s strategy as it looks to expand at a rate of about 40 new locations annually in the coming years.

TOP 10 FINE WINE AND JUNK FOOD PAIRINGS

While we’d all love to be able to kick back on a Tuesday night with a rare fillet steak slathered in truffle butter, some nights you find yourself staring into an empty fridge with a growling tummy.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/top-10-fine-wine-and-junk-food-pairings/

DISARONNO’S $350 SCOTCH-BASED LIQUEUR HITS US

Disaronno Riserva will be the first new product since the original liqueur was founded in 1525, and has been aged for 12 years in vintage Marsala wine barrels in Sicily.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/disaronno-extends-300-scotch-based-liqueur-to-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=486&date=2015-08-05

Impact Databank’s Fastest-Rising Vodka Brands In The U.S.

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WINE MAKES YOU SMART, CREATIVE AND ATTRACTIVE

Find out how wine makes you smart, creative, and attractive.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-makes-you-smart-creative-attractive-infographic/

Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco & Venice, Italy

When visiting Venice, ensure you make time to explore the Prosecco DOCG, to stock up on great wines as well as gourmet fare.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/decanter-travel-guide-conegliano-valdobbiadene-prosecco-venice-italy-269468/

YOUR INTRO TO CAMPANIA, ITALY – LAND OF STUNNING AFFORDABLE WHITE WINE

Like all Italian regions, both red and white wine are made in Campania. The most popular red is Taurasi, made from the Aglianico grape.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/intro-guide-campania-italian-white-wine-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=745aefc951-August_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-745aefc951-38937345

Quini Swirl

The latest newsletter from our good friends at Quini.

Introduction to WineUps!

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/093B78BC56C1523D/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Going Grape: The best wine to pair with each GOP candidate during the presidential debate

Here’s a list of candidates and my picks for their best wine match.

http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/food-and-dining/going-grape-no-debating-gop-candidates-matched-with-wine_03183375

How to Break Out of Your Wine Rut

Do you find that you drink the exact same thing every time you have a glass of wine? If so, you’re in a wine rut.

https://www.yahoo.com/food/break-out-of-your-wine-rut-125528687803.html

PEAR JUICE FOUND TO WARD OFF HANGOVERS

The pear has been touted as a hangover cure by scientists in Australia who claim the fruit not only helps to lower cholesterol but can prevent the adverse affects of excessive alcohol.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/pear-juice-found-to-ward-off-hangovers/

Hard Root Beer Drink Ideas

Ice cream isn’t the only thick, sweet substance root beer works with. Here are some other ideas.

http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/root-beer-cocktails-article

How to order the right wine at a steakhouse, according to a master sommelier

Going to a steakhouse and not ordering a bottle of wine is practically a faux pas

http://www.businessinsider.com/4-of-the-best-wine-and-steak-pairings-2015-8?r=UK&IR=T

The Best Wine Region You’ve Never Heard Of: The Lavaux And The Swiss Riviera

There are two good reasons Americans rarely see Swiss wines on restaurant lists or in neighborhood wine shops. Neither of them is that there’s anything lacking with the wine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2015/08/06/the-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard-of-the-lavaux-and-the-swiss-riviera/

Online wine club uses an algorithm to find you the perfect wines

Boston-based Bright Cellars takes the monthly wine club idea and gives it whole new twist. The online service pairs you with wines based off a quiz that matches your taste preferences to wines with an algorithm.

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/online-wine-club-uses-an-algorithm-to-find-you-the-perfect-wines/

10 Great Tips on Buying Good Cheap Wine

Fortunately, you don’t need to taste all the wine in the world to know how to seek out quality.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/10-great-tips-on-buying-good-cheap-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=fe5ab2e0dd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-fe5ab2e0dd-62472929&mc_cid=fe5ab2e0dd&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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.

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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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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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