Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-15-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-15-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Quini Search Feature

Angry Orchard Recall

Beer Making Us Sick?

 

AND MORE!

6 great apps for craft beer lovers

Looking for a craft brewery, a beer you might like, or on the hunt for a rare whale beer? There are apps for that.

http://fortune.com/2015/08/08/apps-craft-beer-lovers/

The 5 biggest mistakes wine drinkers make — and how to avoid them

Here are five of the most common mistakes people make with wine, and how to correct them.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-common-mistakes-people-make-with-wine-2015-8

THE WORST DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE WHEN BUYING WINE

It’s understandable that picking out a wine can be fairly intimidating. But, believe it or not, employees at stores and wineries actually want to help you find a wine that is perfect for you.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/biggest-wine-buying-mistakes-buying-wine#/

Quini News

If you have followed Quini for a while, you’d know that our mission is to make wine tasting accessible to all and help people discover their palate faster than ever. They have upgraded the site to open our wine listings and reviews for public browsing without having to sign in to Quini.

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http://blog.quiniwine.com/news-and-events/go-ahead-browse-wine-reviews-all-you-want/#more-1796

What Is Whole Cluster Pinot Noir?

What does whole cluster (or whole berry) fermentation mean in winemaking?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/08/06/ask-a-winemaker-what-is-whole-cluster-pinot-noir/

Angry Orchard Recalls Hard Cider Over Potential Bottle Explosion

The company said two batches of the hard cider may be showing signs of refermentation in the bottle, which could result in increased carbonization levels. That could cause overflowing upon opening or a bursting bottle under increased pressure.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/angry-orchard-recalls-hard-cider-over-potential-bottle-explosion-n405291

New JD Products

Brown-Forman is expanding its Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select brand, available at 45% abv and priced around $200, with a more limited label this fall called Sinatra Century (this is the centenary year of the singer’s birth), distilled at 50% abv and priced at $500 a 750-ml. The limited release is already shipping to travel retail and is expected to be on U.S. shelves by October. For the Sinatra series, Jack Daniel’s has employed special barrels with grooves on the staves to draw more whiskey into the wood, explains senior vice president and chief marketing officer John Hayes.

Another product, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold, is currently sold only in travel retail but likely to be released into the U.S. market by year-end, Hayes says. No. 27 Gold is bottled at 80-proof with extra maturation in maple barrels, as well as a second charcoal filtering, resulting in a lighter and sweeter whiskey originally aimed at the Asian market. The price is likely to be around $100.

Looking ahead to next year, Hayes said a new rye product, called Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye, will be released in limited quantities at around $50. Two other ryes, the Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye ($70) and the Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye ($60) are no longer being actively marketed by Brown-Forman.

NEW APP ALLOWS USERS TO ‘VISUALLY TASTE’ SPIRITS

The new smartphone app is marketed as “the IMDb for spirits”, and provides the user with a rating of the chosen spirit, information about the distillery, production methods, and a personalised Flavour Spiral – a visual depiction of each of the tasting notes.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/new-app-allows-users-to-visually-taste-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=489&date=2015-08-10

XINOMAVRO KEY TO UNLOCKING GREEK POTENTIAL?

Xinomavro, a variety native to Greece and often compared to Nebbiolo due to its ability to develop complex earthy aromas with age, has the potential to unlock Greece’s  full potential, according to its winemakers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/xinomavro-key-unlocking-greek-potential/

THE 5 BEST SIMPLE SANGRIA RECIPES

With only a few simple ingredients and a short amount of time, you’ll be able to whip up a delicious Sangria and immediately imagine yourself drinking on the streets of Spain.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/tested-the-5-best-simple-sangria-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5765192825-August_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5765192825-38937345

More than 60% of Americans now avoid soda: Gallup

Nearly two-thirds of Americans avoid drinking either diet or regular soda, according to Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits poll.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/184436/majority-americans-say-try-avoid-drinking-soda.aspx

Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

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http://www.businessinsider.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-beer-in-one-chart-2015-8

Drink Red Wine to Lose Weight: Researchers

A component of red wine turns flabby white fat into fat-blasting brown fat, says a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Headline/red-wine-resveratrol-obesity/2015/08/09/id/669272/

Are Hidden Ingredients in Your Beer Making You Sick?

Fortunately, beer “allergies” are rarely life threatening.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/are-hidden-ingredients-in-your-beer-making-you-sick/ar-BBlCnPj

Indianapolis brewery explains ‘Tom Brady Sux’ beer can born-on date

Sun King Brewery is doing after some 20,000 cans of their Wee Mac Scottish Ale were printed with a born-on date that included the message, “Tom Brady Sux.”

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25266527/indianapolis-brewery-explains-tom-brady-sux-beer-born-on-date

THIS MAP SHOWS WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DRINK THE MOST BEER

A map created by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakob Marian breaks down just how much beer each European country is drinking (in liters per year per capita), and surprise, surprise: Eastern Europe is the biggest consumer.

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http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/which-european-countries-drink-the-most-beer-mapped

Jamaica Plain MA liquor store is accused of racial profiling

Professor says he was falsely identified as thief

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/08/11/umass-boston-professor-accuses-liquor-store-racial-profiling/9DON3Z2Zk4wYrerBcvfkHL/story.html

Heat Wave Shrivelling French Wine Production

A long period of hot weather threatens to hit the wine harvest in France’s famous Burgundy and Beaujolais regions

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/heat-wave-shrivelling-french-wine-production-150811.htm

Sicilian wine’s time to shine

Sun-kissed and windswept, Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island, characterized by rocky mountains, dramatic seascapes and diverse microclimates that together yield a bounty of succulent grapes

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http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/tours-and-trails/wine-tours-and-trails/2015/08/11/sicilian-wine-industry-grows/31173807/

Handmade business cards with inlaid real grape stems

The idea was to create handmade cards by using recycled paper and real grape stems that would be in the pulp but also inlaid in small particles on the paper.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/08/12/handmade-business-cards-real-inlaid-grape-stems/

‘Soft’? ‘Hot’? ‘Clean’? 7 ways to decode the secret language of beer

There are a few descriptors in particular that crop up often in beer writing, and clarifying these seven terms can go a long way toward communicating what a beer will actually taste like.

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http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-terms-language-20150810-htmlstory.html

Italy’s Best-Kept Secret Is Its Sparkling Wine Region

Italy’s best kept secrets: the Franciacorta wine region.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-08-10/italys-best-kept-secret-is-its-sparkling-wine-region-franciacorta

Boston startup Kuvée wants to sell you the last wine bottle you’ll ever need

Kuvée is designing an Internet-connected wine bottle that would hold different canisters of wine. It will be able to dispense one glass at a time, while preventing the rest of the wine in the canister from being exposed to air, which causes them to go bad.

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http://www.betaboston.com/news/2015/08/10/boston-startup-kuvee-wants-to-sell-you-the-last-wine-bottle-youll-ever-need/

There’s a Wheaties beer now

Fear not, there’s not actually any Wheaties in the beer.

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http://fortune.com/2015/08/12/wheaties-beer-hefewheaties/

Saving opened bottles of wine

These so-called methods of wine preservation range in cost from free to hundreds of dollars.

http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/pine-wine-saving-opened-bottles-of-wine/article_2802e53f-29c4-56ec-b19c-514a009995d1.html

MillerCoors Introduces Redd’s Wicked Black Cherry

The Redd’s family of brands is giving fans even more ways to break their routine with the nationwide debut of Redd’s Wicked Black Cherry.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/millercoors-introduces-redds-wicked-black-cherry

Spreadable Beer Is a Real Thing … And It’s Delicious

Beer jelly is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of starting with fruit juice or pulp, you boil beer with the requisite sugar and pectin, stick it in a jar, and let it set.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/spreadable-beer-is-a-real-thing-and-delicious

N.H. reports record liquor, wine sales

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s gross sales hit a record $642 million in Fiscal Year 2015, an increase of $21 million – or 3.4 percent over 2014, according to unaudited sales figures. Total liquor net profits transferred to the state’s General Fund reached a record $151.7 million.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150813/NEWS/150819552

The Subtle Science of Wine Tasting

Tasting wine is science. Of course, you do not need to be a scientist to enjoy wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/science-of-wine-tasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=98d250dde9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-98d250dde9-62472929&mc_cid=98d250dde9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

New Jim Beam Apple

Beam Suntory has branched out with a new flavored offering in the Jim Beam lineup with the launch of Jim Beam Apple. The 70-proof Bourbon-based liqueur, a blend of apple liqueur and Kentucky straight Bourbon, joins the brand’s other flavored offshoots, including Jim Beam Honey, Red Stag by Jim Beam, Jim Beam Maple and Kentucky Fire, which debuted last August and hit 88,000 cases by the end of 2014, according to Impact Databank. Jim Beam Apple will compete against Diageo’s Crown Royal Regal Apple, which has had a hugely successful start since launching in November 2014. Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes recently told investors that more than 1 million cases of Crown Royal Regal Apple had been shipped during that time, with depletions nearing 900,000 case

Can playing classical music while making wine change its taste?

Enjoying a fancy dinner by candlelight to the sound of soft jazz may affect how you perceive the taste of your wine, studies show.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/08/wine-making-classical-music-seven-stones/

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