Liquor Industry News/Links 11-07-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-07-15

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL

New Rules for Montalcino

Which gizmos and gadgets will keep your opened wine fresh till tomorrow?

Leftover wine is a foreign concept to many wine lovers.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/which-gizmos-and-gadgets-will-keep-your-opened-wine-fresh-till-tomorrow/2015/10/30/73a2a384-7d21-11e5-b575-d8dcfedb4ea1_story.html

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini latest newsletter.

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/A503D8FD6B3B146E/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Harpoon beer gets a makeover, complete with a tiger

Harpoon Brewery has dropped its harpoon.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/10/30/harpoon-beer-gets-makeover-complete-with-tiger/qoRYCX5QD7JZp7vmS7p3cN/story.html

Are You a Wine Snob?

See what your drinking style says about you.

http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/wine-drinking-are-you-a-wine-snob

The States With The Highest And Lowest Tax Rates On Spirits [Infographic]

Across the United States, distilled spirits are more heavily taxed than wine and beer due to their higher alcohol content

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/10/29/the-states-with-the-highest-and-lowest-tax-rates-on-spirits-infographic/

Alcohol Consumption In Last 3 months

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In California, how different from expensive Chardonnay is everyday Chardonnay?

Comparison of inexpensive vs expensive chard

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2015/11/02/in-california-how-different-from-expensive-chardonnay-is-everyday-chardonnay/#sthash.IA6uJVOJ.dpuf

CÎROC VODKA ADDS APPLE FLAVOUR TO RANGE

The sixth vodka in grape-based Cîroc’s flavoured range, Cîroc Apple is said to have a “fresh and crisp” flavour.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/ciroc-vodka-adds-apple-flavour-to-range/?article-source=newsletter&source=555&date=2015-11-02

‘Corkage Cowboys’ Are Scamming Restaurants Out of Wine Fees

Most guests do happily abide by corkage policies. But cowboys work the gray areas, forcing sommeliers to do an uncomfortable table-side calculus on behalf of their restaurant’s owners.

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/corkage-cowboys-are-scamming-restaurants-out-of-wine-fees

Anchor Christmas Ale

Anchor Brewing has released the 41st edition of its annual Christmas Ale. Billed as a dark spiced seasonal ale, Anchor’s Christmas Ale features a slightly different recipe each year, with this year’s iteration made with fewer spice notes and more hop flavors. The 2015 Anchor Christmas Ale will be available in six-packs and magnum bottles, as well as on draft, from early November through mid-January.

The Principles of Beer and Food Pairing

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Guinness stout plans a vegan brew in 2016

To make Guinness acceptable to vegetarian and vegan drinkers, the Irish brewer is changing the way it produces the popular creamy dark stout by eliminating fish bladder.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/02/news/companies/guinness-stout-vegan-brewing/

5 most-wanted candy beers

These are the candy-inspired beers that inspire sugar-rush levels of excitement from beer fans.

http://draftmag.com/5-most-wanted-candy-beers/

New Rules for Montalcino

Brunello & Rosso di Montalcino Tighten Their Regulations

http://italianwinecentral.com/new-rules-for-montalcino/

Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries

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New Bud Light Apple

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new flavored offshoot for its Bud Light franchise, Bud Light Apple. The 4.2%-abv blend of Bud Light and natural apple flavors will initially be limited to the Georgia market. Six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce glass bottles and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans are rolling out across the on- and off-premise throughout the state. Meanwhile, ABI and SABMiller have been granted another extension—until November 11—to iron out final terms of their pending merger.

DIAGEO REACTS TO WHISKEY FUNGUS LAWSUIT

As reported by The Courier-Journal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has upheld a federal court’s ruling that Louisville residents can proceed with their lawsuit against UK drinks giant Diageo.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/diageo-reacts-to-whiskey-fungus-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=557&date=2015-11-04

‘TASTE THE BUSH’ WINE AD BANNED

A provocative advertisement for Australian wine which uses the catchline “You can almost taste the bush” has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/11/taste-the-bush-wine-ad-banned/

Douro Valley – Unique Wine Region of Portugal

There is no doubt that Douro Valley is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/11/05/douro-valley-unique-wine-region-of-portugal/

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2015

After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2015. The countdown begins on Monday, November 9

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/11/04/wine-spectator-top-100-wines-2015-countdown

 

Quini virtual wine tasting program.

Virtual winetasting events by our friends at Quini!

Announcing Wine Tasting from the Comfort of your Couch!

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/ACDEB177C6AC9F23/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

THE 7 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES AT A WINE SHOP

For many people, heading to the local wine shop can be an intimidating and anxiety-inducing experience

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-7-most-common-mistakes-youre-making-at-the-wine-shop/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fffb604010-November_4__2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fffb604010-38937345

THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL [MAP]

Although there are some unexpected results, we can’t say we are at all surprised by Buffalo’s ‘first place’ finish.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/ranked-teams-with-drunkest-fans-in-the-nfl-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fffb604010-November_4__2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fffb604010-38937345

These Are The Countries Predicted To Be The World’s Top Red Wine Consumers In 2017

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How Millennials Are Changing Wine

They’re the reason you use emojis instead of email and Snapchats instead of real chats. But will millennials also upend the wine establishment? As Lettie Teague discovers, this relationship status is complicated.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-millennials-are-changing-wine-1446748945

Guide to Carignan: The Food Wine

Carignan (“care-in-yen”) wines have long been known for value, however as the world’s vineyards age it has finally become known for quality. Its fruit-forward red fruit and baking spice flavors, along with subtle notes of umami, make it the perfect food wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/carignan-guide-food-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=50b231cab9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-50b231cab9-62472929&mc_cid=50b231cab9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Bud Light Will Remain NFL’s Official Beer Until 2022

InBev paid $1.4 billion to do so.

http://fortune.com/2015/11/04/bud-light-nfl-deal/

A MASTER SOMMELIER EXPLAINS THE RATIONALE BEHIND EACH COMPONENT OF WINE PRESENTATION

Though there are a few steps of service that are integral, others are merely part of the show.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-master-somm-explains-the-rational-behind-each-component-of-wine-presentation/

Wine magazine’s “Wine Region of the Year” goes to . . . Lodi

According to the editors of Wine Enthusiast magazine, Lodi is the “Wine Region of the Year.”

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/11/06/wine-magazines-wine-region-of-the-year-goes-to-lodi/

Peyton Manning served as the inspiration for a beer called ‘Oatmaha’

A love of Peyton Manning has brought together breweries in Indianapolis and Denver to create a new beer inspired by the quarterback and named after his favorite audible.

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http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015/11/06/denver-broncos-peyton-manning-beer-oatmaha

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December Holiday Party At Davio’s

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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Prosecco and Pastries

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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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.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Great Holiday Gift Wines Class Thursday, December 3, 2015 7pm

Are you thinking of buying a bottle of wine as a holiday gift for that wine lover on your list? We can help! We’ll taste through six wines in different styles, all of which will make fantastic, stress-free gift giving. We’ll also explore other wine-related gift giving ideas. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Sign ups are now open online or visit the Norfolk Recreation office at 1 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 Telephone: (508)520-1315, recreation@virtualnorfolk.org

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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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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