Liquor Industry News/Links 04-30-16

Liquor Industry News/Links


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By: Mark C Lenzi


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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Who Drinks Most In World

Ebay To Sell Wine


Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)


 Our Daily Wine Newspaper 

World Wine Consumption

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Richard Cardoza launching VINIUM wine venture

Former MA liquor store, bar owner hopes to sell premium brand in eco-friendly containers


‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The Manischewitz food company was founded in Ohio in 1888, specializing in kosher foods like matzo.



Screw cap innovation removes wine preservatives at the push of a button

When activated, by pressing a button on top of the screw cap, the solution is mixed with the wine and binds to free sulfites, removing their preservative properties and reducing their ability to cause a reaction.

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Craft Beer Growth VS Sam Adams




In anticipation of the 2016 racing season, Maker’s Mark has paid tribute to “one of the greatest racehorses in history”, American Pharaoh, with a new commemorative bottle.



Made from fossilised cuttlefish, belemnite chalk found in the Côte des Blancs produces the “finest” expressions of Champagne,


Is Guinness Craft Beer?

Guinness is undeniably huge. Brewed in 49 countries and sold in over 150, nearly 9 million glasses of the dark, velvety stout are enjoyed every single day.


Rep. Mike Thompson introduces tax bill to benefit U.S. wine industry

A proposal to slash a tax on sparkling wine that has lingered since the aftermath of Prohibition.


Wine around the world: who drinks the most?

Italy’s wine consumption has dropped to an all-time low, meaning the land of Chianti and Prosecco drunk less than beer-swilling Germany for the first time ever last year



Amarone Family Soap Opera

Who controls this elite Italian wine name?



Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies:  new report available

Contrary to what you may hear in the media, there is no cry for greater convenience for buying alcohol products.



Barefoot Crosses 18 Million Cases, Branches Into Canned Wine

Barefoot Cellars continues to be a star performer for E.&J. Gallo Winery,

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Two guys created their dream jobs, forged by a love for tech and beer

Long hours and late nights helped make their mobile beer app, Untappd, the hit it is today.

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90+ To Offer Wine In Cans

Boston-based Latitude Beverage, best known for Impact “Hot Brand” 90+ Cellars, is introducing Lila Wines, a new range of premium canned wines. Lila is launching in 35 states with a Provence rosé, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Pinot Grigio, all selling in four-packs of 8.4-ounce cans ($12-$13). Latitude president Kevin Mehra tells SND that the new brand is targeted at the 21-36-year-old demographic and will compete against beer and cider as well as other premium wines.

Wine Squirrel will keep your wine fresher, longer

Wine Squirrel, an $85 smart decanter launching today on Kickstarter, is the latest contributor to the trend.

Drink While You ‘Dive’! This Japanese Pool Offers A Pool Full Of Wine!

Recently Japan has opened up, a Wine Spa pool, at a place near Tokyo, named ‘Hakone Kowakien Yunessun’. It is a public bath filled with lukewarm wine where customers can come and relax their minds


eBay Enters The Wine Space In Partnership With Delivery App Drync

eBay, the major online retailer whose mission is “to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection,” turns its well-seasoned algorithms to wine.


New Harpoon Cider

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Hibiscus Cider as a new summer seasonal, the second offering in its seasonal line of ciders. First created for the company’s employee brewing competition, the apple cider is made with eight pounds of hibiscus flowers for every 320 gallons of cider. Harpoon Hibiscus Cider (4.8% abv) is available in 12-ounce bottles and on draft through August. It joins last fall’s seasonal Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon’s year-round Craft Cider in the company’s cider range.

5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties that have taken on a uniquely South American identity.



Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

Chardonnay versus Viognier Basics:


The Definitive *Truth* About Wine and Its Health Benefits

Whether you’re a total wino who knows the difference between the base notes of Cabernet and Pino Noir or just enjoy pouring yourself a glass after a long day, you can probably attest to how great a good glass of vino really is.


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May 4th

Purple Wine Company

Featuring Lucky Star Wines

Lucky Star

Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in the small, west Sonoma County town of Graton, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In 2014, Benham broke ground on a new distillery in Graton called Graton Distilling Company with plans to produce small lot, artisanal spirits launching in early 2016. The Purple Wine + Spirits portfolio includes brands such as Avalon, Raeburn, Four Vines, Lucky Star, Cryptic, Flint & Steel and Calista.

About Lucky Star Wines

Share the spirit of adventure and friendship over a glass of Lucky Star Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.

We seek grapes from our California vineyards that balance bold, expressive fruit flavors with crispness and finesse. Our aim is not only to make wines that are delicious on their own and delightful to pair with food, but that create moments that bring people together.

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

In the past we sampled wines released for first time in USA!

TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile


Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:


Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

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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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