Liquor Industry News/Links 09-05-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-05-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Understand Wine

Why Wine Taste Different On A Plane

 

AND MORE!

Why You Should Be Drinking Beer Made From Flowers

Flower-infused brews have grown in popularity and production in recent years, but for the record, they’re hardly a new trend.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/why-you-should-be-drinking-beer-made-from-flowers-20150828

13 FACTS EVERY SELF-RESPECTING BEER DRINKER SHOULD KNOW

These tips will help you navigate beer lists, talk to bartenders and shop clerks, and give you a huge leg up out in the wild.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/beer-facts-how-to-talk-about-beer

NH Liquor Commission Launches Wine Tasting Series

This new fine wine tasting series was created to capitalize on the popularity of several wine varietals and to specifically highlight the availability of premium products at our NH Liquor & Wine Outlets.

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/hampton-northhampton/liquor-commission-launches-wine-tasting-series

Does Chianti wine have an image problem?

Have global fame and huge volumes cost Chianti its soul? Experts line up on both sides of the debate to have their say on the Tuscany wine region.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/does-chianti-wine-have-an-image-problem-272035/

10 up-and-coming wine regions

Some of the finest wine is being made in places you might never even have heard of.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/25/travel/wine-regions-to-watch/

How much Generation Y will pay for a bottle of wine

18–34 year old demographic represents only 17 per cent of total wine shopper.

http://www.brw.com.au/p/marketing/how_much_generation_will_pay_for_gghRFr4usLJjSuFH4s2WoI

Quiz: Discover Your White Wine Palate

The best way to figure out what you like is by simply drinking a lot of different wine, but to get started take our palate quiz.

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http://vinepair.com/discover-your-wine-palate/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58fdb4ef90-August_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58fdb4ef90-38937345

The Biggest Wine Mistake at a Business Meal

The first question to ask the people at the table is which wine they prefer: red or white

http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2015/08/the_biggest_wine_mistake_at_a.html

All About Nebbiolo

Much like its namesake, the details of where Nebbiolo originated are a bit foggy

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/08/warm_up_all_about_nebbiolo.html

How to understand wine

Read the guide below to know how to better understand wine.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/how-to-understand-wine-272320/#7gRrT1A2tJdU6ebP.99

Brandy: A Beginner’s Guide

Think that all brandy is Cognac? Or that all brandy is French, made from grapes and sipped from snifters? Far from it.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/27/9210409/brandy-a-beginners-guide

Why should you get to know Georgian wines? Because they’re exciting.

But let’s tip our hats to Georgia as the origin of wine, if only because more of its wines are available now in the United States.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-should-you-get-to-know-georgian-wines-because-theyre-exciting/2015/08/29/ab1a313c-4c17-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html

Not Your Father’s Root Beer keeps La Crosse brewery hoppin’

It was the sixth-best-selling craft brewer for the four weeks that ended July 12, accounting for 3.3 percent of retail craft dollar sales, an achievement that stuns Tim Kovac, Small Town’s founder and brewmaster.

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http://www.wisconsingazette.com/dining/not-your-fathers-root-beer-keeps-la-crosse-brewery-hoppin.html

Is organic craft beer really worth drinking?

Just like groceries, organic hops and malts cost way more than their non-organic alternatives – sometimes by as much as 40%.

http://fortune.com/2015/08/29/organic-craft-beer/

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ITALY

The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to Italy’s wines,

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The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCENTS IN YOUR WINE

So let’s take a look at the science behind what makes your wine smell unique.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/smell-wine-thank-science/

Ex-quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard start a high-scoring winery

The first vintage from Passing Time earned high marks from wine critics; will sales follow?

http://fortune.com/2015/08/28/dan-marino-damon-huard-winery/

Champagne cork forces easyJet plane to make emergency landing

An easyJet plane makes emergency landing after damage caused by champagne cork

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11832665/Champagne-cork-forces-easyJet-plane-to-make-emergency-landing.html

RATAFIA DE CHAMPAGNE GIVEN OFFICIAL STATUS

The liqueur (also known as Ratafia Champenoise), produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, is to be given Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the INAO and joins Marc and Fine already recognised in the region.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/ratafia-de-champagne-given-official-status/

Here’s why wine tastes different when you’re on a plane

Your senses are dulled at altitude, making it difficult to appreciate the complex scents and flavors wine has to offer

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-wine-tastes-different-on-a-plane-2015-8

All 50 States in the U.S., Ranked By Their Beer

Here they are, all 50 states in the Union, ranked according to their beer.

MA and VT Ranked in Top 10!

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/every-state-in-the-us-ranked-by-its-beer-127816752267.html

Screw-capped wine scores 100 points from wine guru Robert M. Parker Jr.

It wasn’t until last October that a screw-capped wine joined that illustrious list.

https://sharonswineline.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/screw-capped-wine-scores-100-points-from-wine-guru-robert-m-parker-jr/

Rye distilling

Rye offers an individual and distinctive flavor profile, including a range of fruit and spice notes that can be experienced in rye whiskey and bourbon

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/16218-special-report-rye-distilling.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_September_01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

ZD Wines Prepares for 50th Anniversary by Harvesting Fruit for First Sparkling Wine

ZD Wines, located on the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, has announced they are making their first sparkling wine

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=157049

New Shannon Ridge Red Blend

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, based in Lake County, California, announces the release of Buck Shack Red, a new proprietary red blend made of high quality fruit from Shannon Ridge’s “certified Sustainably Farmed” Vineyards.

Winetech’s Smoke-Taint Removal a Solution for Fire-Impacted California Vineyards

Napa’s leading wine filtration company to offer smoke-taint removal services to wildfire-impacted crops throughout California

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12918180.htm

Mobile App to Explore 1400 Burgundy Vineyards: CLIMAVINEA

It’s a brand-new app dedicated to Burgundy aficionados, and all wine enthusiasts wanting to understand the deep complexities of Burgundy, or to build a discriminating cellar, or simply to determine their location during a trip through the vineyards of the Côte-d’Or.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/02/mobile-app-to-explore-1400-burgundy-vineyards-climavinea/

Not Your Fathers Root Beer Soon In Cans!

One of the hottest products to hit the market this year will be available in cans! This one is sure to fly off the shelves and be enjoyable by the campfire as summer comes to a close.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

“Women are predisposed to have a better sense of taste and smell than men.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/31/427735692/are-women-better-tasters-than-men

10 WINE LABELS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR

Wine is for more than just drinking, it’s for entertaining, as this collection of creative and humorous wine labels prove.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/10-wine-labels-with-a-sense-of-humour/

A look at Tuscany’s Chianti

It’s the most famous and confusing wine-growing region in Italy.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/food/3829951-wine-savvy-look-tuscanys-chianti

Napa Film Fest to Open With Wine Doc ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’

Jason Wise’s documentary Somm: Into the Bottle has been selected to open the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs Nov. 11-15. The film focuses on some of the world’s top sommeliers and winemakers as it looks at how history has affected the production of wine around the world.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/napa-film-fest-open-wine-819517

THE LATEST CRAZE IN WINEMAKING: MARIJUANA-INFUSED WINE

Aspiring cannabis wine-makers have to actually make wine because it’s the fermentation process that extracts the THC from the wine. Here’s a quick guide:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-latest-craze-in-winemaking-marijuana-infused-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE AND CHEESE

One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/an-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-wine-and-cheese/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

How climate change could hike the price of your Oregon pinot

Dry summer that pushed up the 2015 harvest by as much as three weeks

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2015/09/how-climate-change-could-hike-the-price-of-your.html

WINE EDUCATION ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE

A new, free wine education tool has launched, offering online video content to help students tackle the Master of Wine syllabus and hone their essay skills.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/wine-education-enters-the-digital-age/

You’ve been drinking red wine too warm for your entire life

People don’t know how to drink red wine.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/youve-drinking-red-wine-too-190739800.html;_ylt=AwrXnCXw2eZVh1sA9xOTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDNzZTI1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

Chablis, the purest form of chardonnay to enjoy

The genuine McCoy Chablis comes from a cool region of northern France, on slopes so steep that having some mountain goat genes would help in managing the vineyards and harvesting the grapes.

http://www.inforum.com/variety/3829947-world-wine-chablis-purest-form-chardonnay-enjoy

CAPTAIN MORGAN CANNON BLAST TARGETS SHOOTERS

Revealed at Diageo’s Innovation Evening last night, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is described as an “intensely delicious shot” and is a mix of Caribbean rum, natural flavours and a “bold spice blend” of citrus, chipotle and jalapeño pepper.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/09/captain-morgan-targets-shooters-with-cannon-blast/?article-source=newsletter&source=506&date=2015-09-03

DIAGEO LAUNCHES NON-ALCOHOLIC GUINNESS

As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, Guinness Zero has been launched in Indonesia after president Joko Widodo banned the sale of beer in convenience stores.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/diageo-launches-non-alcoholic-guinness/

Harpoon Brewery Using Charles River Water for New Beer

The river’s water for decades was considered so dirty that it was dangerous to consume, but that was before years of cleanup efforts

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Harpoon-Brewery-Using-Charles-River-Water-for-New-Beer–323863891.html

These Boston bars are charged with taking bribes from a beer distributor

The list of violators include: Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport, Coogan’s in the Financial District, Gather in the Seaport, Game On outside Fenway Park, and Estelle’s in the South End. All were cited in a report by ABCC investigators that was released Wednesday.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/2015/09/02/these-boston-bars-are-charged-with-taking-bribes-from-beer-distributor/KJ8vvi6M2ZFjutVVkDR1SJ/story.html

Trinchero Adds Silk, New “Soft Red Blend,” To Ménage à Trois

Trinchero Family Estates is launching Ménage a Trois Silk, characterized as a soft red wine intended to take advantage of ongoing strength in the red blend category. A blend of Pinot Noir, Malbec and Petite Sirah, Silk is seen as a lighter, softer, companion to Ménage à Trois Midnight, the highly successful darker red blend introduced last year. Both retail at around $14 a 750-ml. In announcing the launch, Ménage à Trois marketing director Mark Dunlea noted that the red blend category was up 16% in Nielsen channels in the 52 weeks through June 20, and is close to becoming a $1 billion segment in the scan environment. Ménage à Trois rose 12% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Cause and Effect: the “Why” behind Deductive Tasting

Here are potential cause-effect relationships for all the criteria in the deductive grid.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/cause-and-effect-the-why-behind-deductive-tasting?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

What’s the Point of Scoring Wines?

A wine’s character changes almost daily, and taste is subjective—so is giving them marks a pointless exercise?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-point-of-scoring-wines-1441359906

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