Liquor Industry News/Links 11-27-17

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-27-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

5 WAYS TO MAKE BAD WINE BETTER

Why Human Feet Make the Best Port

New Study Shows Drinking Wine Could Help You Lose Weight

 

  AND MORE!

 

YOU CAN NOW TRACK YOUR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WITH AMAZON ALEXA

My Alcohol Tracker will let you use voice commands to quickly update your alcohol consumption, for example: “Alexa, ask my alcohol tracker to add one pint of beer.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/you-can-now-track-you-alcohol-consumption-with-amazon-alexa/

ProntoBev Wine Chiller Accepts $100,000 Offer from Mark Cuban
The system chills a bottle of wine using unique temperatures in less than 30 seconds.

https://www.business2community.com/entertainment/shark-tank-prontobev-wine-chiller-accepts-100000-offer-mark-cuban-01958080#fV1pkcMTK61OAkRT.97

 

UNDERSTANDING THE RITUAL OF DECANTING

The primary reason to decant any wine is aeration.

https://vinepair.com/articles/understanding-decanting/

 

Budweiser’s Ex-Marketing Chief Sees Weed as New Craft Beer

“This bud’s for you” has taken on a whole new meaning

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-13/budweiser-s-ex-marketing-chief-sees-weed-as-the-new-craft-beer

 

90% OF SPARKLING VOUVRAY REMAINS IN FRANCE

The low production volumes, however, has not stopped the region’s still wines from gaining traction overseas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/90-of-sparkling-vouvray-remains-in-france/

 

How much of the wine you drink is truly vegan?

Wine is just grapes, right? Isn’t it automatically vegan?

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Know-your-vintners-only-some-Napa-Valley-12340097.php

 

Beer Pong Golf is the viral drinking game going viral

The seventeen-year-old founder tells us how he thought of the idea considering he’s not even old enough to drink.

https://cheddar.com/videos/how-beer-pong-golfing-went-from-an-idea-to-a-kickstarter

 

New Study Shows Drinking Wine Could Help You Lose Weight

Another day, another survey suggesting that wine is either going to prolong your life or fast-track your death.

This time, it’s good news: Drinking wine can actually contribute to weight loss, according to a study by Washington State University, cited by Delish.

http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/new-study-shows-drinking-wine-could-help-you-lose-weight

 

Beam Suntory releases Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut

Beam Suntory has launched Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, a limited-edition Kentucky straight Bourbon aged for five to six years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/beam-suntory-releases-jim-beam-distillers-cut/

 

EVIDENCE OF OLDEST WINE IN HUMAN HISTORY DISCOVERED

The oldest evidence ever found of wine made using grapes has been discovered in Georgia. Some 8,000 years old it confirms that mankind’s relationship with wine is as much as 500-1,000 years older than previously thought.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/oldest-ever-evidence-of-wine-discovered-in-georgia/

 

COULD VIRTUAL COCKTAILS BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

The vocktail comes with an app that allows users to customise their drinking experience by choosing the colour of their cocktail and its virtual aromas and flavours via Bluetooth technology.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/could-virtual-cocktails-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

AUSSIE WINEMAKER RELEASES ‘F*** HIM’ TRUMP WINE

An Australian winery has produced a 2016 Chardonnay called F*** Him to voice its opposition to US President Trump and promote acceptance of different races, genders, sexualities and religions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/aussie-winemaker-releases-anti-trump-wine/

 

Band Train Wine

The Wine Group has launched Drops of Jupiter, a new brand from winemaker James Foster and Pat Monahan, lead singer of the band Train. Drops of Jupiter ($20) includes a Cabernet Sauvignon from Southeast Australia, a Pinot Noir from California’s San Benito AVA and a Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are currently in select markets at retail and nationally through Amazon until the end of 2017. While the winemaker and singer previously collaborated on the California-sourced Save Me San Francisco label, the Wine Group is positioning Drops of Jupiter as a separate brand. In 2016, Save Me San Francisco slipped 20% to 140,000 cases in the U.S.

 

US group launches six cannabis-based drinks

Seattle-based company Tarukino has added six cannabis-infused beverages to its range of products, which already includes a cannabis-infused sexual lubricant.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/us-group-launches-six-cannabis-based-drinks/

Pabst Moves Into Spirits with Launch of Not Your Father’s Bourbon

The 86 proof (43 percent ABV), small-batch bourbon is the first product to be launched in a new line of spirits under the Not Your Father’s label, which includes the popular Not Your Father’s Root Beer flavored malt beverage as well as hard vanilla cream and ginger ale offerings, among others.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/pabst-moves-spirits-launch-not-fathers-bourbon?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0a14a6d33a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+15%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0a14a6d33a-36686829

Top 100 Wine Brands

Castel Frères took top spot for the second year in a row despite strong volume performances from other brands in the top five.

https://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/international/two-us-wines-in-the-iwsr-top-100-wine-list-rankings/131754

 

Why Human Feet Make the Best Port

The human foot is strong enough to crush the fruit but it’s soft enough to ensure the grape’s seeds don’t burst open.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/xwaky7/why-human-feet-make-the-best-port

 

A GUIDE TO MENDOZA, ARGENTINA’S PREMIER WINE REGION

Mendoza is this South American country’s single most important wine region, the one that helped establish Argentina as a tour de force in the wine world and catapulted it to fame in the latter part of the 20th century. And there is one grape responsible for the nation’s phenomenal success: Malbec.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/a-guide-to-mendoza-argentinas-premier-wine-region/?rs_oid_rd=86285894283158&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-11-16-17#.WhGnUq2ZOT8

 

5 WAYS TO MAKE BAD WINE BETTER

There’s so much good wine in the world that bad wine seems such an exceptional tragedy.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/5-ways-to-make-bad-wine-better/?rs_oid_rd=86285894283158&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-11-16-17#.WhGo3K2ZOT8

Top 20 Most Expensive Champagne Wines

Let’s remind everyone here that Champagne can only be made in France, in a relatively small and cold wine region South-East of Paris the wine was named after.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/11/17/top-20-most-expensive-champagne-wines/

 

Senate Republicans tax plan includes a ‘monumental’ change that craft beer has been fighting for years

Reduces craft brewers’ excise tax from $7 per barrel to just $3.50 per barrel on their first 60,000 barrels.

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-tax-plan-big-change-craft-beer-2017-11?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=36f5841754-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+16%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-36f5841754-36686829

 

67 of the Best Stouts (Under 8% ABV), Blind-Tasted and Ranked

There was a time when “stout” was an indispensable beer style for practically any brewery.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/67-of-the-best-stouts-under-8-abv-blind-tasted-and.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=36f5841754-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+16%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-36f5841754-36686829

A $1,000 bottle of wine grows in Brooklyn on a first-of-its-kind rooftop vine

The grapes are being grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, the first attempt ever in the world to create a commercially viable rooftop vineyard.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/16/in-brooklyn-new-york-the-worlds-first-rooftop-wine-country.html

 

Tropic thunder

The last time wine from the Canary Islands was recognized for its quality was in Shakespeare’s day.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/why-wine-from-the-canary-islands-is-guaranteed-to-impress-your-holidaycrowd/article36883834/

 

Life is a cabernet

The Bledsoe Family expands beyond high-end Doubleback

IN STOCK

http://www.bendbulletin.com/entertainment/5748665-151/life-is-a-cabernet

 

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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