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November 20, 2014

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-15-14

November 15, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-15-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

This Week Our Franklin Wine Club Welcomed 90+ Cellars.

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Our Thanksgiving Wine Pairing And Suggestions Newsletter Comes Out Next Week

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Thanksgiving Wine Picks

Best Tequilas In World

 

AND MORE!

 

Wine book for beginners revised for the 22nd time

Author and educator Kevin Zraly did just that and included his discoveries in the 30th anniversary edition of his classic, “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/11/08/wine-book-for-beginners-revised-for-time/Hh4gE4THQwr8gNBBNh8qhN/story.html

What Does Your Beer Say About You?

With beer as our national drink, it’s only right that the beer we choose is the one that would choose us if it could.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/theresabeerforthat/what-does-your-beer-say-about-you

America’s Top Imported Wine Sources

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Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is hot

The flavored spirit has sparked a heated competition with Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire and Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Fire

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/fireball-cinnamon-whisky-heating-article-1.2002175

10 Winter Beers You Have To Drink Right Now

The month that breweries release their winter beers.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/11/10-winter-beers-you-have-to-drink-right-now.html

Free Flow Wines Presents the Winners of the First Annual Keggy Awards for Wine on Tap Sustainability Achievements

Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, announced the winners of their first annual Keggy Awards that recognize wineries for their sustainability achievements in wine on tap.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=141648

TOP FIVE WORLD WAR ONE DRINKS

As this week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, here we assemble five famous drinks associated with the conflict.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-five-world-war-one-drinks/

Dark Horse Wines: Great Finds in Odd Places

On a quest for terrific wines from anywhere but the places you might think they were made, Lettie Teague discovers delicious surprises and very good deals

http://online.wsj.com/articles/dark-horse-wines-great-finds-in-odd-places-1415380580

How to pick the right wine for Thanksgiving (w/video)

There’s probably no more time that people stress out about pairing than Thanksgiving

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/wine/3046349-184/how-to-pick-the-right

 

Vine of the times: Wine region takes shape in South Jersey

South Jersey has 25 of those wineries in what has become a growing agricultural industry.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/11/08/vine-times-south-jersey/18735513/

THE MOST AFFORDABLE ITALIAN WINES ON THE WINE LIST

here are the most delicious affordable Italian wines

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/affordable-italian-wines-wine-list/

Wine Spectator 2014 Top 100 Wines

This week started the release of top 100 wines in the world

http://2014.top100.winespectator.com

HAILSTORM DESTROYS CROP OF ‘HOLY WINE’

A freak hailstorm has forced one of Tuscany’s biggest producers of “Holy Wine” – believed to have been used in Mass in the Middle Ages – to forgo production in 2014.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/hailstorm-destroys-crop-of-holy-wine/

TOP 10 WARMING WINTER DRINKS

From hot toddies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg to creamy treats laced with booze, this selection of winter warmers is sure to keep you toasty.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-warming-winter-drinks/

NFL PLAYER PENALISED FOR CAPTAIN POSE

A rookie player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored a touchdown last Sunday, but his Captain Morgan-inspired celebration incurred a penalty and an earful from his coach.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/nfl-player-penalised-for-captain-morgan-pose/

What is in the Bottle? Rules for California Appellations on Wine Labels

There are rules controlling the statement of appellation on the label, all of which are aimed at making sure that the label of the product accurately reflects what is inside the bottle.

http://strikeandtechel.com/2014/11/10/what-is-in-the-bottle-rules-for-california-appellations-on-wine-labels/

5 Steps in Deciding How Long to Age a Wine

look at specific varietals and what to look for when aging wine

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/deciding-how-long-age-wine/

Top 10 Most Expensive Beers in the World

Here is Chilled Magazine’s list of Ten of the most expensive beers in the world.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Top_Tens-detail/top-10-most-expensive-beers-in-the-world/

 

EFFECTS OF BOURBON SHORTAGE NOW BEING FELT IN US

Liquor stores and bars across the US are now beginning to feel the effects of the Bourbon shortage “with no end in sight”, according to one producer.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/effects-of-bourbon-shortage-now-being-felt-in-us/

Easy Thanksgiving wine pairings

As you start to plan your menu for the big day, remember to consider which wines you’ll offer as perfect pairings for your favorite dishes.

http://hub.gmnews.com/news/2014-11-13/Arts_%7C_Zest/Easy_Thanksgiving_wine_pairings.html

DREW BARRYMORE LAUNCHES NEW PINOT GRIGIO

Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has released a new Pinot Grigio under her Barrymore Wines label in partnership with California’s Carmel Road Winery.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drew-barrymore-launches-pinot-grigio/

HOW NOT TO MAKE SPARKLING WINE

Everyone in possession of a soda stream and a bottle of wine has had this thought cross their mind. This video proves that it’s a bad idea…

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/how-not-to-make-sparkling-wine/

Top 10 Beer Brands Worldwide 2014

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5 UNAVOIDABLE REALITIES YOU ENDURE AT WINE TASTINGS

Things at wine tastings I’ve learned to recognize and deal with.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/5-unavoidable-realities-you-endure-at-wine-tastings

Czech doctors: Moravian wine helps erectile dysfunction

Moderate drinking of red wine containing the resveratrol antioxidant that stimulates blood circulation may help diabetics who suffer from erectile dysfunction

http://www.praguepost.com/food-and-drink/42614-czech-doctors-moravian-wine-helps-erectile-dysfunction

The 3 Beers You Need For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday built around getting together with friends and family over a gluttonous feast and a few bottles of something tasty.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-beer-pairing-easy-three-beers-advice.html

Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines Sold to Casella, Maker of Yellow Tail

Casella hopes its marketing and distribution know-how can help iconic Barossa winery

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50841

Makes perfect sense

Before you open that bottle of pinot, make sure you have matching music on the stereo

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/viva-magazine/news/article.cfm?c_id=533&objectid=11357123

HOW A RATINGS SYSTEM DESIGNED TO HELP CONSUMERS IS TEARING THE $40 BILLION DOLLAR WINE INDUSTRY APART

Walk into a wine shop and chances are you’ll encounter shelf talkers and displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-ratings-industrial-complex/

Selectmen Hand Down Suspensions for Liquor License Violations In Foxboro MA

nine failed on one night

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/selectmen-hand-down-suspensions-liquor-licence-violations-0

The 15 Best Tequilas In The World

They ranked the brands based on reviews from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Wine Magazine Enthusiast, the Beverage Testing Institute, and Tequila.net.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-15-best-tequilas-in-the-world-2014-11

ABCC examining brewers, others for law violations

Massachusetts regulators have launched an investigation into whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating state law by agreeing to promote certain beers at bars and liquor stores in exchange for payments that freeze out competitors.

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/14/state-investigating-pay-play-allegations-massachusetts-beer-industry/o4m3VbNmSVw8CdGzVXFoyJ/story.html

New Canadian Whiskey Line

Diageo has officially launched Piehole, a new range of flavored Canadian whisky-based liqueurs. Debuting with a trio of Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Pecan Pie expressions, Piehole is made with a blend of flavored whiskies aged between four and eight years and is bottled in Canada. The 35%-abv entries, which are targeted toward the shot occasion, will retail for around $14.99 a 750-ml. Piehole joins Crown Royal and Seagram’s V.O. in Diageo’s existing Canadian whisky stable.

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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

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Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-08-14

November 8, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-8-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

This Week We Had Our First Of Two Wine And Pie Tastings.

The Franklin Adult Education Class Took Place And We Partnered With

Our Neighbors Big Y Supermarket.

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Next Wine And Pie Education/Tasting Will Be

November 20th For The Medway Adult Education.

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

 

Winter Is Here…Beer That Is!

In This Newsletter Are Winter Beers Coming Or In Stock Now.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Winter Beers Are Here!

New Drink App

 

AND MORE!

 

A glass of red wine worth an hour of exercise

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grapes, improves muscle and heart functions in the same way as an hour of exercise would, Canadian researchers noted.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/healthy-eating/a-glass-of-red-wine-worth-an-hour-of-exercise_1492940.html

With less regulation, it’s hard to know what the alcohol level is in a given wine

Last year, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department admitted that it was unable to test the alcohol levels of any of the 25,000 to 35,000 wines that are sold in the U.S. market annually.

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http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article3515786.html

33 Wine Bottles Every Design Lover Should See

If picking a wine based on the label is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryankincaid/lorem-ipsum-in-vino-veritas

Easy Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

First of many Thanksgiving pairings to come.

http://www.theintelligencer.com/online_features/food_recipes_entertaining/article_db96d045-582f-526a-bb28-8e06b05b2235.html

 

Women more likely than men to admit they sometimes polish off a whole bottle of wine in one go

A new report has found women are more likely than men to drink a whole bottle of wine in one sitting.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2818529/Women-likely-men-admit-polishing-bottle-wine.html

Vermouth is enjoying a revival

To be fair, in Europe, vermouth never completely lost its role as an excellent aperitif

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/wine-vermouth-is-enjoying-a-revival-1-3591622

Cheap Paper On A Wine Label May Indicate Lousy Quality

Picking out a quality wine is tough. You can use an app or a list, but in a pinch, try judging the quality of the label.

http://www.lifehacker.co.in/life/Cheap-Paper-On-a-Wine-Label-May-Indicate-Lousy-Quality/articleshow/45016876.cms

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Four wine myths that confuse consumers

But to say that label quality has anything to do with wine quality is foolish

http://winecurmudgeon.com/four-wine-myths-that-confuse-consumers/

 

Valar Morghulis is a ‘Thrones’ beer to die for

USA Today Review: IN STOCK!

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/11/02/beer-man-valar-morghulis/18233765/

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VIDEO CAPTURES GROWING SEASON IN 50 SECONDS

Winemakers in New Zealand have released a time-lapse video capturing a vineyard’s entire 2014 growing season in just 50 seconds.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/video-captures-growing-season-in-50-seconds/

Winter Beers Coming Soon Or In Stock Now

NEW Shandy from Leinenkugel’s

Did you know the great state of Wisconsin produces mroe cranberries than any state in America? Our hometown pride inspired us to brew Leinenkugel’s Cranberry Ginger Shandy. The combination of traditional wheat beer with natural cranberry flavor and a note of ginger is as refreshing as a toboggan ride Out Here.

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BLUE MOON MOUNTAIN ABBEY ALE

It’s no secret that it gets pretty cold here in Colorado. So early on in the brewery’s

history, our brewmasters wanted to create a beer that would do the trick on a

snow winter day. Today, we craft our winter wonder with roasted malts and dark,

Belgian candi sugar for rich caramel and toffee notes. It’s perfect on those winter

days when you’re stuck inside.

HARPOON CHOCOLATE STOUT

A chocolate stout is a beer with a noticeable dark chocolate flavor. This flavor

is created from the use of darker, more aromatic malt that has been roasted or

kilned until it acquires a chocolate color. Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with

an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

HARPOON WINTER WARMER

Brewed since 1988, this beer has become a New England seasonal classic.

Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the aroma. The taste is a rich combination of

the holiday spices and the hearty malt backbone. There is a mild sweetness to the

finish along wit the lingering flavor of the spices.

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HARPOON U.F.O. GINGERLAND

Inspired by the classic tale. Cinnamon, clove, and ginger combine with an

unfiltered wheat beer in this deliciously spiced, gingerbread-inspired beer.

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IPSWICH WINTER

A British style Old Ale perfect for easing the cold winter months, our Winter Ale

offers a malt selection with hints of fig and chocolate, creating the perfect cozy

balance of hops and malt.

PEAK ORGANIC WINTER SESSION ALE

This winter wheat beer uses dark malting to provide subtle toasty notes. We then

single-hop and dry-hop this beer with Citra hops from our friend Brad’s farm.

Interesting pineapple notes from the Citra hop provide a stark contrast to the

toasty notes in the body. An engaging and sessionable Winter Seasonal.

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SAMUEL ADAMS WINTER LAGER

Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a

wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that accompany the season.

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SAMUEL ADAMS SMALL BATCH SERIES: MERRY MAKER

This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays. The

flavor of gingerbread comes alive, beginning with the smooth sweetness and

heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But it’s the intensity and

spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly

playful brew full of merry mischief.

SAMUEL ADAMS WHITE CHRISTMAS

A special time of year calls for a special brew. For us, this brew combines the

crispness of a white ale with the warmth of familiar holiday spices.

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SHIPYARD GINGERBREADHEAD

Shipyard GingerBreadHead Ale is like a spicy, rich, gingerbread cookie you can

drink. The warm flavors of molasses and brown sugar are accented with ginger,

cloves, and cinnamon. This beer rides into town just for the winter, so get it while

it lasts.

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Magic Hat

South Burlington, Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company is releasing a limited edition holiday raspberry stout, Feast of Fools. Previously only available at the brewery, this year 6,000 22-ounce bottles of the brew will be sold at select retailers nationwide. The 6%-abv stout features a sweet nose supported by cocoa and dark chocolate from the malts, the company says. Magic Hat will donate $5,000 from Feast of Fools’ sales to the Vermont Food Bank. Magic Hat is part of the portfolio of Cerveceria Costa Rica’s North American Breweries, along with brands such as Labatt, Genesee, Pyramid and Honey Brown Lager.

TRAVELER JOLLY TRAVELER

Driven by a desire to embrace all things wintry, the Jolly Traveler warms the spirit

during the months when it’s needed most. Embracing the flavors of the season,

Jolly is the first-ever winter shandy with notes of orange, pomegranate and spice.

We proudly introduce the Jolly Traveler, a cool fellow with a WINTRY disposition.

WACHUSETT WINTER ALE

Made with smoked and special malts, this rich, savory Scotch Ale will keep you

warm through the holidays and well after. First brewed in 1995, it’s our oldest,

strongest, and most complex seasonal.

Anchor Christmas Ale

San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company is releasing this year’s edition of its Christmas Ale, marking its 40th annual holiday beer. Each year, the brewery releases a holiday offering brewed with a different recipe and packaged in different labels. The 2014 offering is a dark spiced ale with hints of citrus fruit, spices and piney hop notes, the company says. The packaging on this year’s release features a Giant Sequoia drawn by James Stitt and created to support the state’s parks foundation. Anchor Christmas Ale is available from early November through mid-January in six-packs and on draft, as well as gold-foiled magnum bottles.

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Why You Should Be Drinking Peanut Butter Beer

Powdered peanut butter is the preferred choice,

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/beer/article/peanut-butter-beers

Women and Wine: Should They Worry?

How wine is used as a character prop on TV shows and may reflect a changing cultural perception of wine.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/healing-together/2014/11/women-and-wine-should-they-worry/

Does California Have Too Many AVAs?

The main impetus behind the proliferation of AVAs can be traced back to wineries,

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/11/does_california_have_too_many.html

Bamboozled: What happens when a ‘thirty-seven-fifty’ bottle of wine really costs $3,750

I asked the waitress if she could recommend something decent because I don’t have experience with wine. Booby Flay restaurant

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2014/11/bamboozled_what_happens_when_a_3750_bottle_of_wine_really_costs_3750.html

15 Ways That Turkish Wine Will Surprise You

Some points on wines from Turkey

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/10/31/15-ways-that-turkish-wine-will-surprise-you/

7 EASY WAYS TO LOOK LIKE A WINE EXPERT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WINE

here are little ways to make your wine drinking experience even more fun than it already is

http://www.bustle.com/articles/46869-7-easy-ways-to-look-like-a-wine-expert-when-you-actually-know-nothing-about-wine

Off-the-Beaten-Path White Wine Varieties

And Why You Should Try Them

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http://www.fix.com/blog/branching-out-with-white-wine/

Off-the-Beaten-Path Red Wine Varieties

And Why You Should Try Them

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http://www.fix.com/blog/branching-out-with-red-wine/

TOP 10 MOMENTS IN BOURBON HISTORY

Wars, Prohibitions and technological breakthroughs have all made their mark on Bourbon, making it one of the most fascinating categories in the spirits industry.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-moments-in-bourbon-history/?article-source=newsletter&source=293&date=2014-11-04

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2014

The Countdown Begins on November 10 at WineSpectator.com

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2014/11/03/wine-spectator-top-100-wines-2014/

Improving the taste of alcohol-free beer with aromas from the regular beer

Consumers often complain that alcohol-free beer is tasteless, but some of the aromas it is lacking can be carried across from regular beer.

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-alcohol-free-beer-aromas-regular.html

Diabetes-Friendly Drinks And Cocktails

Most people with diabetes can enjoy some alcohol.

http://news.peacefmonline.com/pages/health/201411/221271.php

The 24 beers of Christmas: Two craft beer advent calendars

Great Idea using beer case as advent calendar. Canadians are always thinking!

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http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/11/03/the-24-beers-of-christmas-two-craft-beer-advent-calendars/

The unexplored wine region of Moldova

Have you ever had a wine from Moldova?  Do you even know where Moldova is?

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/11/03/unexplored-wine-region-moldova/

Wine Science Center to open next year at Richland

Finding a way to get wine grape vines to cope better with low and high temperatures is one of the many things researchers hope to discover when research and classes start next year Washington State University’s Wine Science Center.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024949482_apxwinesciencecenter.html

Groupon Launches Private Label Wine Selection

Inspired by the company’s mascot, Groupon the Cat, the line includes four wines — Snazzy Cat Chardonnay, Top Cat Merlot, Chatty Cat Cabernet Sauvignon and Jazzy Cat Pinot Noir — and is sourced from some of California’s best wine-growing regions

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/groupon-launches-private-label-wine-143000585.html

Top Ten Beers to Try This November

It’s time to move from the light beers into something darker and more complex. We can’t continue to drink Hefeweizen and Pale Ale as the days continue to grow cold and crisp. It’s time to break out the fall beer. This is Chilled Magazine’s list of ten beers to try this November.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Top_Tens-detail/top-ten-beers-to-try-this-november/

Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients:

Hennessy VS

Laird’s Bonded Applejack

Angry Orchard Cider

Honey

Fresh Lemon Juice

Cubed Red and Green Apples

Sliced Oranges

Preparation: Combine ingredients and garnish with an orange wheel.

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2014 Plonkapalooza’s 50 wine contenders

The 50 wines Boston Globe tasted best!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/11/04/plonkapalooza-wine-contenders/FSti0hP9rnjJATyILBjmOM/story.html

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2013 Lossen Dr L Riesling

2011 Norton Reserva Malbec

2010 August Cellars Pinot Noir

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2012 Pietra Santa Pinot Noir

The Whisky Bible 2015 rates rare Weller the top bourbon in the world

What’s the highest-rated bourbon in the world? It’s not anything bearing the labels Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve or even Old Charter.

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http://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/whisky-bible-2015-rates-rare-weller-top-bourbon-world/

Thanks to Vinobly, Wine Shopping in Boston Just Got a Lot Easier

Franklin Liquors is on Vinobly!!!

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Next Game Of Thrones Beer Revealed

Cooperstown, New York-based Brewery Ommegang has revealed the fifth beer in its series inspired by the HBO series Game of Thrones. Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale is a 7.5%-abv brew made with malted rye, midnight wheat and dark candi sugar, as well as Hallertau Spalt Select, Tettnang and Bravo hops. It will be available on draft in sixth-barrel kegs and in corked 25.4-ounce bottles ($9.50) beginning next spring, concurrent with the start of Game of Thrones’ fifth season. Previous offerings in the line have included current release Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale, Fire and Blood Red Ale, Take the Black Stout and Iron Throne Blonde Ale. The first three beers all sold out, and Valar Morghulis is expected to do the same, despite a quadrupling of production compared with the first offering, Iron Throne.

“Wine dresses” tell creative story

Art and science have come together to create an art exhibition that represents both the future of textiles and the region.

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https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/25437485/wine-dresses-tell-creative-story/

Budweiser Taps Millennials With #HolidayBuds Vintage Wooden Crates And Labels

We hear the wooden crate not for sale in our area.

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http://marketingland.com/budweiser-taps-millennials-holidaybuds-vintage-wooden-crates-labels-106620

JAPANESE WHISKY NAMED ‘WORLD’S BEST’

5th November, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Whisky expert Jim Murray has named a Japanese single malt the best whisky in the world for the first time in his 2015 World Whisky Bible, calling it a “wake up call” for Scotch distilleries.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/japanese-whisky-named-worlds-best/

A Brief Update and an Educational Video: Wine Psychology

Dr. Brian Wansink, Director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, explains how expectations, environment, and social cues can fool us into believing that our wine tastes better or worse than it is.”

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/11/brief-update-educational-video-wine-psychology.html/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAcademicWino+%28The+Academic+Wino%29

Anheuser-Busch InBev to Launch Tequila-Flavored Beer in U.S.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is launching a tequila-flavored beer called Oculto in the U.S. next year, hoping to attract younger consumers who increasingly choose liquor and Mexican beers.

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http://online.wsj.com/articles/anheuser-busch-inbev-to-launch-tequila-flavored-beer-in-u-s-1415218576

How to Make Matthew Biancaniello’s Coffee-Infused Cynar

Cynar, the “artichoke liqueur,” With coffee

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Wine Spectator: Who Buys Wine Online?

Online wine sales have been increasing in the United States at double-digit rates for the past five years. But that doesn’t mean they’re a major part of the industry yet. More than 80% of wine is sold in grocery stores, wine shops and other brick-and-mortar outlets, according to Nielsen. “Wine remains under-penetrated online at less than 2% of all U.S. wines sales,” said Michael Osborne, founder and vice president for merchandising at Wine.com. A new study by researchers at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo sheds some light on the small but growing community of online wine consumers.

Based on a survey of consumers, researchers discovered that online wine buyers are more likely to be male, over the age of 40, married with children and have a higher household income. They also tend to be wine connoisseurs or enthusiasts and spend more on wine than non-online buyers. (An e-mail survey was sent to 3,000 wine purchasers with a 31% response rate; 23% of respondents had purchased wine online.)

When these consumers buy wine online they are generally seeking higher quality wines from recognized appellations and have a preference for family-owned or small wineries. They are also quite tech savvy and are more likely to use phone apps or tablets to research wine information. But these online wine consumers do not use Facebook, Twitter or blogs any more than non-online wine consumers. Surprisingly, Millennial consumers of legal drinking age currently purchase very little wine online, even though they grew up with the Internet. The researchers discovered the main reasons were that Millennials think shipping costs are too high and would prefer not to wait for a wine shipment.

Though online wine sales currently constitute a small percentage of industry volume, most experts agree that the channel will continue to grow, especially with Amazon entering the arena in 2012 and large wine retailers such as Total Wine and BevMo expanding their web presence. Wine Spectator has more on the Cal-Poly study and the outlook for online wine sales in the U.S. market.

 

ALCOHOL CALORIES ALMOST THE SAME AS ‘PURE FAT’

A celebrity personal trainer is warning average drinkers to be wary of their alcohol intake after compiling a revealing chart showing alcohol contains almost as many calories per gram as pure fat.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/alcohol-calories-almost-the-same-as-pure-fat/?article-source=newsletter&source=295&date=2014-11-06

Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming

The number of wines given a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker and his fellow Wine Advocate critics stands at more than 500, and the list is growing with exponential speed.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/11/perfect-parker-scores-keep-on-coming

Recycling Recap: Which Wine Closures Are Recyclable?

Here’s a rundown on the pluses and minuses of closure types and what can be done to keep them out of landfills.

WE WANT YOUR CORK!

We Take All Corks And Recycle Them!

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2014/11/recycling-wine-corks/

Understanding German Wine 

There are two countries that instill fear in the hearts and minds of MS students; countries that can inspire sheer panic in even the most confident candidate: Italy and Germany.

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/understanding-german-wine?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

APERITIF WINES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Lightly fortified wines are a ready-made cocktail—a little bit sweet, a little bit spiced, not too alcoholic, and already perfectly balanced.

http://theproof.bottlenotes.com/artisanal-spirits/aperitif-wines-holiday-season

Jim Beam Unveils Craft Series

New Jim Beam Signature Craft Series

http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/11/03/beam-unveils-craft-series/2674/

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength

Louisville Distilling Company has introduced the limited-edition Angel’s Envy Cast Strength. The new expression will be release only 6,500 bottles. The 119.3 proof Cask Strength is available for a suggested retail price of $169 for a 750-ml. bottle.

Bird Dog Peppermint

Bird Dog Whiskey has added Peppermint Moonshine to its portfolio. It joins the company’s hot cinnamon, peach, maple and blackberry flavors. The new Peppermint Moonshine is bottled at 80 proof and priced at $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. Bird Dog Whiskey was awarded a Rising Star Growth Brand Award by the Beverage Information Group for its 2013 sales

5 Red Wine Mistakes You’re Probably Making

From when you drink to how you work out, make these small tweaks to benefit—not suffer—from a glass of red wine.

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http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/5-red-wine-mistakes-youre-probably-making

 

PORT ASSESSES ‘INCREDIBLE’ COMEBACK

The head winemaker of Taylor’s, Fonseca and Croft Ports has hailed the “tremendous revival” of the entire fortified category as he defended a decision not to move into table wine.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/port-assesses-incredible-comeback/

6 WINE VIDEOS THAT PROVE WINE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SNOBBY

We suggest you take a few minutes out of your day to be entertained as we were by the clever folks at the wineries represented here.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/6-wine-videos-prove-wine-snobby/

This Infographic Shows How Alcohol Contributes to Weight Gain

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How to Tell if Wine is Corked

Cork taint isn’t easily identified which can make it hard to differentiate bad wine from wine that’s gone bad

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Beyond Champagne: 23 Sparkling Wines of France

What’s surprising to note is that many of these regions will cost you less than twenty to get into.

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http://winefolly.com/review/sparkling-wines-france-much-champagne/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=08bbd2300c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-08bbd2300c-62472929&mc_cid=08bbd2300c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Alcohol Scientists Exist And They Have An App

Next Glass is a new beer and wine recommendation app that uses science to determine if you will like a certain bottle of booze.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/05/this-app-tastes-better-than-a-wine-critic/

The 10 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Wine is one of the most savored drinks in the world, and also one of the most coveted and sought after, making a list of the most expensive wines in the world

http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/the-10-most-expensive-wines-in-the-world-334726/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InsiderMonkey+%28Insider+Monkey%29

New Crown Royal Apple

Diageo has officially unveiled a new flavored extension to its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand, Regal Apple. The new offering is a blend of Crown Royal whiskies infused with natural apple flavors from Regal Gala apples and retails at $24.99 a 750-ml. The 70-proof product is launching nationwide, backed by a full marketing mix including television, print and online advertising, with a Regal Apple commercial set to air nationally on TV and social media beginning November 17. Regal Apple joins 2012 entry Maple Finished in the Crown Royal flavor portfolio. The top Canadian whisky both in the U.S. and globally, Crown Royal’s U.S. depletions advanced 0.5% to 4.25 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

INTRODUCING SANTA MARGARITA RANCH AVA

Santa Margarita Ranch AVA as one of 11 new sub-appellations of the umbrella Paso Robles AVA

http://www.ancientpeaks.com/blog

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Happy November!!

All The Signs Of The Holidays Are Around Us Already.

It Will Be A Great Time For Wine. We Are Here To Help You Get Ready!

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Alcoholism And Your Face

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Star Wars Creator Sues Beer Company Over Copyright

The company behind Star Wars has filed a trademark dispute with a small brewery in Syracuse, New, York.

http://www.business2community.com/social-buzz/n-2-01048546#4hVpwqpTdY2RKvcL.99

New Irish Whiskey

M.S. Walker is launching the West Cork Irish whiskey range in the U.S. The new offering is produced in Skibbereen by West Cork Distillers, a family-owned distillery specializing in artisanal whiskies made with local ingredients. The brand’s U.S. lineup will include West Cork Original Classic Blend ($26.99 a 750-ml.), which is made with locally-grown grains and aged in Bourbon casks, and West Cork 10 Year Single Malt ($39.99 a 750-ml.), which is aged in first-fill, flame-charred Bourbon barrels. West Cork joins the Kennedy Irish whiskey and malt, Newfoundland Screech Caribbean rum and Grand Macnish Scotch whisky brands in M.S. Walker’s imported spirits portfolio.

 

AUSTRIA STEPS UP SPARKLING AMBITIONS

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced a new three-tier quality hierarchy for the country’s sparkling wines as it seek to raise the profile of this style.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/austria-steps-up-sparkling-ambitions/

 

GUINNESS LAUNCHES ‘ULTRA-PREMIUM’ ALE

A limited-edition amber ale brewed with both beer and whisky malt has become the first in a new Signature Series line launched by Guinness.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/guinness-launches-ultra-premium-ale/

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WINE

Here are ten surprising facts from the world of wine, making you quite the conversation starter next tasting time around.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/ten-things-you-didnt-know-about-wine

 

5 Must-Drink Oatmeal Stouts

Which oatmeal stouts should you seek out?

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/10/best-oatmeal-stout-beer-cicerone-picks.html

 

Why Mark Cuban Invested $1 Million In This Boxed Wine Company On ‘Shark Tank’

Mark Cuban, who says he actually likes the neon-coloured fruit wines, is so quick to lay down $US1 million for a third of the company, an investment that’s unusually large for the show.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/mark-cuban-beatbox-shark-tank-2014-10

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WINE CORKSCREW

The earliest reference to a corkscrew was noted in the 1680s.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/history-of-the-wine-corkscrew/

 

The where and why of wine bottle shapes

The most basic aspect of wine packaging – the bottle shape – can tell you a great deal about the wine before the cork is even popped.

http://westmorelandtimes.com/news/15341/28/the-where-and-why-of-wine-bottle-shapes/

SF Wine School offers CSW online program

San Francisco Wine School announces the debut of CSW Online

http://napavalleyregister.com/star/business/sf-wine-school-offers-csw-online-program/article_695525aa-8921-5477-bcfe-13a7a8a15076.html

2014 California wine grape crop an excellent vintage

California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage

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http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Alsace Wine

Think you know Alsatian wine? Try your hand at some of these little known facts about the region.

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http://wine.answers.com/french-wine/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-alsace-wine

OREGON CATTLE DEVELOP A TASTE FOR PINOT

Van Duzer Vineyards in Oregon has found a novel use for its leftover Pinot Noir grape pomace – feeding it to calves on a neighbouring farm.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/oregon-cattle-develop-a-taste-for-pinot/

14 Hands Wine News

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ 14 Hands Winery has become the official partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and sponsor of the $2 million 14 Hands Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at this year’s championships. The international thoroughbred racing event, which consists of 13 races and takes place this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, will be televised on NBC and NBCSN. 14 Hands will collaborate with the Breeders’ Cup to develop media and entertainment programs to support the event at the local and national level and will be served at sanctioned events at Santa Anita Park and surrounding areas. 14 Hands, an Impact “Hot Brand,” grew 34% last year to reach 1.44 million nine-liter cases in the U.S.

 

THE WORLD’S 10 MOST HAUNTED BARS

The world’s most haunted bars full of ghoulish spectres, malevolent ghosts and downright terrifying occurrences.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/the-worlds-10-most-haunted-bars/?article-source=newsletter&source=288&date=2014-10-28

 Martini Vermouth Infused with Sustainably Sourced Botanicals

The signature, vibrant taste of MARTINI vermouth originates from a blend of some of the world’s finest botanicals.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Industry_News-detail/martini-vermouth-infused-with-sustainably-sourced-botanicals/

 

Barossa and Clare Valley split vineyards to create geological sub-regions

Winemakers in Barossa and Clare Valley are splitting their vineyards into new sub-regions as part of a stronger focus on soil and climate in Australia’s wine sector.

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http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587661/barossa-and-clare-valley-split-vineyards-to-create-geological-sub-regions

California AVAs: Too Much of a Good Thing

There are 130 official American Viticultural Areas in California, and W. Blake Gray says only about a quarter have any real meaning.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/10/california-avas-too-much-of-a-good-thing

Facing up to alcoholism with new photo tool

A rehab clinic has come up with a distinctly disturbing tool to show you the impact of alcohol on your appearance. Interesting if you try it!

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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/facing-up-to-alcoholism-with-new-photo-tool-20141028-11d2ll.html

How Do You Say Sangiovese In Chinese? The Language Of Wine, Translated

One of the most off-putting things for new wine drinkers is the language that experienced drinkers use to describe wine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/10/28/how-do-you-say-sangiovese-in-chinese-the-language-of-wine-translated/

 

Top 10 biggest wine myths

New world wine myths

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/new-world/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503704&objectid=11346622

Cernilli Launches New Italian Wine Guide

Gambero Rosso co-founder Daniele Cernilli has just published a new guide to the best wines in Italy, in direct competition to his former publication.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/10/cernilli-launches-new-italian-wine-guide

Chile-infused wine in New Mexico gets $50,000 taxpayer-funded grant

Should U.S. taxpayers help fund the making and marketing of that locally produced product? Even if it’s a chile-infused wine from southern New Mexico?

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http://watchdog.org/179514/chile-wine-grant/

 

Villa Bellangelo produces French-style fortified wine

Villa Bellangelo has produced what its owner believes to be the Finger Lakes’ only French-style fortified muscat wine.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/roc-drink/2014/10/29/villa-bellangelo-vin-doux-naturels/18099135/

 

How to host a wine tasting

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BOOK REVEALS US PRESIDENTS’ DRINKING HABITS

America’s first president, George Washington, loved to drink beer and had a particular penchant for a Philadelphia brew called “Porter beer”, according to a new book exploring the role of alcohol in US politics.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/book-reveals-us-presidents-drinking-habits/

FIREBALL HITS BACK AT ‘ANTIFREEZE’ CHEMICAL CLAIMS

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky has hit back at claims the product is not safe for consumption due to the high levels of propylene glycol it contains – a chemical found in antifreeze.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/fireball-whisky-defends-use-of-antifreeze-chemical/?article-source=newsletter&source=289&date=2014-10-29

 

WHISKY ADVENT CALENDAR 2014 GOES ON SALE

The Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar is back for another year and now available to pre-order from Maverick Drinks.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/whisky-advent-calendar-2014-goes-on-sale/

 

How hops grow: A time-lapse video

Cool hops growing time-lapse video

http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/ingredients-supplies/hops-grow-time-lapse-video/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=7d75796200-CBBNews_20141029&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-7d75796200-80019125

Discovering your own taste in wine beyond 100-point scores

Expert” reviews are almost always based upon just one person’s taste or opinion.

Another reason we believe in Quini!

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http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/discovering-your-own-taste-in-wine-beyond-100-point-scores

Strippers know Champagne

Some interesting facts about Champagne

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/10/strippers-know-champagne.html

The 12 New Rules Of Wine

The best Rieslings? Not necessarily from Germany. Chablis? Unfairly maligned. Want to stay current? Keep reading.

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-12-new-rules-of-wine-100079835713.html

 

What twisted mind came up with these beer gadgets?

10 beer things you never knew existed:

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http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20141030_What_twisted_mind_came_up_with_these_beer_gadgets_.html

Valar Morghulis is an ale to die for

Game of Thrones Beer Review. IN STOCK!

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http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/entertainment/nightlife/beer-man/2014/10/29/beer-man-valar-morghulis-ale-die/18131129/

 

JIM BEAM TO RELEASE BOURBON ‘INFUSED’ WITH SCOTCH WHISKY

Beam Suntory has blended Bourbon with Scotch whisky to create a new hybrid whisky offer named Jim Beam Kentucky Dram.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/jim-beam-to-release-bourbon-infused-with-scotch-whisky/?article-source=newsletter&source=291&date=2014-10-31

 

32 Must Mix Halloween Cocktails

Forget the candy! Let’s make some cocktails!

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Drinks-detail/32-must-mix-halloween-cocktails/

A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wine

Why we believe in scheduling your serious wine tastings on either flower days or fruit days.

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http://winefolly.com/review/biodynamic-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=55d2bc13af-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-55d2bc13af-62472929&mc_cid=55d2bc13af&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How Wine is Made: From Grapes to Glass

A picture guide of how wine is made, from picking grapes to bottling wine.

http://winefolly.com/review/how-wine-is-made-in-pictures/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=55d2bc13af-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-55d2bc13af-62472929&mc_cid=55d2bc13af&mc_eid=d73340fcba

New Jeremiah Weed Flavors

Diageo has officially launched a range of new flavored whiskies under the Jeremiah Weed brand. The line includes Jeremiah Weed Spiced (70.6 proof), Cinnamon (71.2 proof) and Sarsaparilla (70.4 proof) flavored American whiskies, all retailing at $19 a 750-ml. bottle and suggested to be consumed as shots or mixed with cola. The Jeremiah Weed brand also includes Southern Style Sweet Tea Vodka and Blended Bourbon Whiskey offerings.

 

Anchor Christmas Spirit

San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Co. has partnered with sister company Anchor Brewing to release Christmas Spirit, a new holiday entry. Featuring winter spice notes, Christmas Spirit is distilled using Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale, an annual beer release typically available from November through mid-January. The 45%-abv clear spirit will be sold throughout the holiday season, priced at $49.99 a 750-ml. Christmas Spirit marks the latest “beer-meets-spirit” collaboration from Anchor Distilling and Anchor Brewing, following their December 2012 launch of Hophead vodka ($29.95), made with hops from Washington state’s Yakima Valley.

 

The Weird World of Wine and Spirits Vaping

As the multi-billion-dollar e-cigarette business continues to come of age, a subculture of “vaping” flavors and production methods are taking cues from both wine and spirits. Jennifer Cacicio on everything from vape and wine pairing websites to “aged” e-liquids.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/the-weird-world-of-wine-and-spirits-vaping/

 

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8 Shocking World Beer Records

You might not even want to attempt to break these records

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/8-shocking-world-beer-records

 

Wine reviews: Sauvignon Blanc

The new 2014 New Zealand sauvignon blancs are coming on to the market and those in this tasting are delicious, ripe and mouth-filling with a lively fresh finish.

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/food-wine/wine-reviews/316120/wine-reviews-sauvignon-blanc

 

MICRO-DISTILLERY TO LAUNCH CINNAMON WHISKY

A micro-distillery is readying to release a new cinnamon-flavoured whiskey later this month.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/micro-distillery-to-launch-cinnamon-whisky/?article-source=newsletter&source=282&date=2014-10-20

 

BEER BOX KEEPS MOSQUITOES AWAY

A beer company in Papua New Guinea is using a beer box that, when burned, acts as an insect repellent.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/beer-box-keeps-mosquitoes-away/

 

GAMAY: NZ’S RED ANSWER TO SAUVIGNON BLANC?

The winery that claims to be New Zealand’s only Gamay producer has suggested that this grape variety has scope to fulfill a similar role for the country as Sauvignon Blanc.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/gamay-nzs-red-answer-to-sauvignon-blanc/

 

MALBEC BECOMING MORE ‘MICHELANGELO’

The discovery of limestone soils and the use of new winemaking techniques are turning Argentine wines from “Schwarzenegger” to “Michelangelo”, according to one international consultant.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/malbec-becoming-more-michelangelo/

 

5 health benefits of drinking wine

Ready to raise a glass to, well, your glass? Here are five awesome reasons to buy a bottle of red, adapted from “The 5 Skinny Habits” by Dave Zulberg.

http://www.postcrescent.com/story/life/family/2014/10/20/health-benefits-drinking-wine/17241779/

 

Feds put new wine region on NC/Georgia map

A new American Viticultural Area – the Upper Hiwassee Highlands.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/18/4241155_let-it-pour-feds-put-new-wine.html?rh=1

 

What are half bottles good for?

In the south of France, half bottles are called “bed-wetter bottles” and are frequently chosen by people who don’t want to get up too many times at night.

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http://www.drvino.com/2014/10/17/half-bottle-wine/

 

WHAT YOUR WINE CHOICE SAYS ABOUT YOU, WHETHER YOU PREFER A BOTTLE OF RED OR A GLASS OF WHITE

Each popular varietal with its accompanying personality assessment, and further punctuated them with what else? Gifs. Go forth young grasshopper, and choose wisely.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/44821-what-your-wine-choice-says-about-you-whether-you-prefer-a-bottle-of-red-or-a

 

Why Does Beer Smell So Delicious?

Scientists have discovered why beer smells so good — and it has nothing to do with us. Beer, that living, breathing elixir, smells the way it smells to appeal to a totally different species.

http://modernfarmer.com/2014/10/beer-smell-delicious/?utm_source=Modern+Farmer+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dc5e0aef9b-Weekly_11_1511_15_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e8a89c7e43-dc5e0aef9b-75543437&mc_cid=dc5e0aef9b&mc_eid=5cec488ac6

 

How to Pair Wine with Halloween Candy

Some of Boston’s most respected oenophiles showed us the best bottles to pair with everything sweet, sour, and savory.

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http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2014/10/20/pairing-wine-halloween-candy/

 

Here are some wine-drinking tips

Wine is an adventure in a glass, something other cultures have recognized for centuries

http://readingeagle.com/life/article/here-are-some-wine-drinking-tips

 

What you should know about unscrewing your wine

The brisk crack we hear when opening a screw-capped wine might be less sonorous than the pop of a cork but it’s at least an assurance that the wine has been properly sealed – right? Wrong.

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http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/drink/what-you-should-know-about-unscrewing-your-wine-20141015-116ew5.html

 

Pro golfers crafting new beer product line

With the help of Florida-based brewer The Brew Hub, PGA tour members Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Freddie Jacobson are teeing up a line of new craft beers targeting golfers.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/20/graeme-mcdowell-keegan-bradley-golf-beer/17498697/

 

NEW SYRUPS SET TO ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ COCKTAIL INDUSTRY

One US company is hoping to “revolutionize the cocktail market” with a new range of fruit infused syrups.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/new-syrups-set-to-revolutionise-cocktail-industry/?article-source=newsletter&source=283&date=2014-10-21

 

New Beer For Stone Brewery

Stone Brewing has released a new citrus- and chocolate-flavored variant of its Smoked Porter as a limited edition seasonal offering. Brewed with Magnum and Mt. Hood hops, the new brew saw orange peel added post-fermentation and gained cocoa flavors from dark malts and the addition of chocolate from Los Angeles-based producer ChocoVivo. Stone’s Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel is 5.9% abv, and is rolling out in 22-ounce bottles and on draft this month throughout the brewery’s distribution territory

 

B.C. Wine Subappellation Moves Ahead Wine Authority asks agricultural minister to OK Golden Mile Bench

British Columbia’s first subappellation is in sight, paving the way for additional proposals for new geographical indications in one of Canada’s primary wine regions.

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Low-calorie alcoholic drinks on the rise

According to the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) Global Trends Report, the popularity of low-calorie alcoholic beverages is continuing to gain momentum across the US and Europe.

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http://www.foodmag.com.au/news/low-calorie-alcoholic-drinks-on-the-rise-iwsr

 

Wine Tasting Terms And How to Use Them

You know what wines you like but how do you describe them?

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http://winefolly.com/review/wine-tasting-terms-to-use/

 

A Gravity-Defying Way To Store Even More Beer In Your Fridge

Finally, finding room in your fridge for both a six-pack of beer and that large pizza won’t be next to impossible.

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Everything You Need To Know About Why Mezcal Is So Smokily Unique

When it comes to the distillate of agave, most people in the United States think only of tequila. But tequila’s older, smokier forefather, mezcal, is slowly gaining more followers.

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Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Spots For Beer

Lager, Stout, Pilsners and Pale Ales, everyone has a favorite type of beer. These are Phantom’s 8 Greatest spots for some serious suds in MA

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/phantom-gourmet-great-8-spots-for-beer/

 

Perfect Pair(ings): 7 Wines to Sip with Your Favorite Halloween Treats

Instead of eating a bucket-full of Halloween candy until you collapse on the couch, why not enjoy this year’s trick-or-treating loot with a complementary glass of wine?

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http://greatideas.people.com/2014/10/21/wine-halloween-candy-pairings/

 

Red wine blends complement strengths, weaknesses of grapes

Here are some popular red grapes and what they add to blended wines:

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Halloween Wine: Tricks and Treats

Here are some creative ideas for bringing wine into this year’s Halloween celebrations. We have Vampire wines in stock!

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App developers traveling nation to collect 40,000 beers for Beer Census

The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak.  In the world of craft beer, the app developers want to find out what makes one beer stand out amongst others.

http://fox17online.com/2014/10/22/app-developers-traveling-nation-to-collect-40000-beers-for-beer-census/

 

Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning

If you’ve been exposed to a certain type of radiation, you should waste no time getting decontaminated — by having a beer.

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MAKE THIS AT HOME: SPICED PEAR LIQUEUR

A note about this recipe: homemade infusions are something of an inexact science.

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http://theproof.bottlenotes.com/entertaining/pear-liqueur

 

TEN BIGGEST MOMENTS IN GIN HISTORY

The storied history of gin has been shaped by many political, legal and cultural shifts such as the Prohibition Act to the global craft distilling boom.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/ten-biggest-moments-in-gin-history/?article-source=newsletter&source=284&date=2014-10-22

 

COLLECTOR’S 2,447 BOTTLES HEADED FOR THE SINK

A Philadelphia lawyer is fighting plans by the authorities to destroy almost two and a half thousand bottles of fine wine seized earlier this year.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/2447-bottles-headed-for-the-sink/

 

You Can Now Buy Liquid Chocolate Booze

Dude, Sweet Chocolate, a unique, artisan chocolate making operation.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/can-now-buy-liquid-chocolate-booze/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e503925870-October_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e503925870-38937345

 

TITO’S LEGAL TROUBLES STILL GROWING

In addition to the lawsuit filed in California court and Florida federal court, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is now facing a lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois. This case, filed by plaintiffs Mario Aliano and Due Frattelli, uses very similar arguments to the previous two, namely alleging false marketing and capitalizing on the artisanal theme in order to charge more for the product, reports the Cook County Record (and brought to our attention by the Craft Beverage Association.)

“Defendant knows that Plaintiffs and other consumers and businesses believe they are paying costs associated with a high-quality, small-scale production process when they purchase Tito’s … Had they known that Defendant’s misrepresentations regarding Tito’s were false, they would have not purchased Tito’s,” the suit states. Furthermore, the plaintiffs claims Tito’s actions violate not just Illinois law, but Texas.

Like the other two cases, these plaintiffs will also be looking for class action certification for this case. Because these three cases all have similar complaints against Tito’s, Legal experts tell WSD the ball is in Tito’s court as to whether these three separate cases will be combined or they would prefer to try them all separately.

 

Top Five Reasons to Expand the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

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http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/top-5-reasons-mass-needs-expanded-bottle-bill.html

 

Vin de France has driven ‘important growth’ for French wine

The creation of the Vin de France category has driven “important growth” in French wine exports as well as acceptance among younger consumers, Harpers France Summit heard.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/wine/european-wine-news/france/vin-de-france-has-driven-important-growth-for-french-wine/372796.article

 

In Italy, a tough vintage

2014 vintage shall be remembered among the most outlandish and difficult in recent years – and also the poorest, quantity-wise, since 1950

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http://palatepress.com/2014/10/wine/italy-tough-vintage/

 

Six common wine faults and tips on how to identify them

Faults and how to detect them

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/nomacorc.html#whatsnew

 

Learning about the wine you drink leads to insights about priorities

A wine class can become a symposium on people, places and culture.

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/10/22/appel-on-wine-learning-about-what-you-drink-leads-to-insights-about-priorities/

 

Winning Beer Blogs To Add To Your Reading List

The North American Guild of Beer Writers announced the winners of its 2nd annual beer writing contest earlier this month at a ceremony held during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

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10 Spooky Beer and Movie Pairings

October is a great month for both craft beer and horror films, and unsurprisingly the two go great together.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/10/10-spooky-beer-and-movie-pairings.html

 

THE BOOZE YOU NEED TO GET YOU THROUGH TRICK-OR-TREATING [INFOGRAPHIC]

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THE ETIQUETTE OF SWIRLING WINE

The swirling serves a purpose: it aerates the wine, opens it up, and allows the flavors to come alive. Before taking that first taste, aerating a wine can be the difference between enjoying the wine and hating it. So it’s fine to swirl your glass, just don’t be a snob about it.

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Massachusetts-Based Clown Shoes Barrel Ages a Beer Especially for Minnesota

The Itasca Loonidragon Russian Imperial Stout. Released only in Minnesota, the beer is a bourbon barrel-aged version of their Russian Imperial Stout, the Blaecorn Unidragon.

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http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2014/10/clown_shoes_barrel_ages_a_beer_especially_for_minnesota.php

 

Regional wine, liquor distributor eyes spot in Taunton’s industrial park

Martignetti Companies of Norwood may be granted both a Tax Increment Finance property-tax discount by the city, and a 5 percent Investment Tax Credit from the sate’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP).

http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20141023/News/141028387

 

Build a Better Home Bar With 50 Tips from Boston Bartenders

A plethora of tips on what to read, what to buy, and how to learn.

http://boston.eater.com/2014/10/23/7007733/ultimate-guide-to-building-your-home-bar

 

Plastic Bits Found Floating Around In 24 Out Of 24 Samples Of German Beer

A new study found that 100% of the tested German beer brands contained samples of plastic floating around inside the sealed bottles.

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http://tinyurl.com/m4922a9

 

New Guinness Beer

Diageo Guinness USA will climb the pricing ladder with next month’s launch of a new beer called Guinness The 1759. Rolling out nationwide November 1, Guinness The 1759 was created to commemorate the year Arthur Guinness established the storied brand, signing a 9,000-year lease for the St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. The limited-edition brew is packaged in 750-ml. bottles, and it marks the first expression in the new Guinness Signature Series, which will debut a new commemorative beer each year. It also constitutes the first Guinness foray into the ultra-premium beer segment, according to Guinness brand director Doug Campbell.

“Guinness The 1759 is tapping into what we believe is a pretty interesting space—the emerging luxury beer category, which is geared toward sharing a bottle with a couple of people, special occasions and gifting for the holidays,” says Campbell, adding that The 1759 will have a suggested retail price of $34.99 a 750-ml.

The 1759 is an amber ale brewed with traditional beer malt as well as peated whisky malt typically used to produce Scotch and Irish whiskies, which Campbell says lends a “smoke character” to the beer. Just 90,000 bottles of the 9%-abv label were produced, with the vast majority reserved for the U.S. market.

 

New Gnarly Head

Delicato Family Vineyards has extended its Gnarly Head brand with a new limited edition wine, Authentic Black. A Petite Sirah-based blend from Lodi, California, Gnarly Head Authentic Black is currently available in limited quantities, priced at $11.99 a 750-ml. The entry marks the third release in the brand’s Gnarly Head Authentic Collection series, which also features the Zinfandel-based Authentic Red and white blend Authentic White. Along with the Authentic Collection, Gnarly Head’s stable includes its Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay labels.

 

11 OF THE COOLEST WINE-THEMED TATTOOS

Here are some people brave enough to rock some pretty killer wine tattoos.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-coolest-wine-themed-tattoos/

 

 

Petaluma Gap AVA Bid Blowing in the Wind

Sonoma County already has 16 AVAs, but growers in the Petaluma Gap are applying for their own sub-appellation.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/10/petaluma-gap-ava-bid-blowing-in-the-wind

 

France regains top wine maker rank after bad weather hits Italy’s harvest

France regained its seat as the world’s top wine producer in 2014

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/european-business/france-regains-top-wine-maker-rank-after-bad-weather-hits-italys-harvest/article21259060/

 

Women, more knowledgeable about wines

As this beverage has become synonymous with distinction and elegant palate, they are increasingly interested in not only consuming it, but knowing more about it.

http://www.winesur.com/news/women-more-knowledgeable-about-wines

 

Introducing The Wines Of British Columbia

With a partnership between Whole Foods and the Wines of British Columbia, the opportunity to procure wines from Canada is now much easier.

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http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/eat-drink/Introducing-the-wines-of-British-Columbia-279842732.html

 

Top Ten Pumpkin Ales to Try this Fall

We still have a few in stock.

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Top_Tens-detail/top-ten-pumpkin-ales-to-try-this-fall/

 

Fall Cocktails, Minus the Pumpkin

There are so many fall flavors that can be used to mix up a great cocktail.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/fall-cocktails-minus-the-pumpkin/

 

New for oenophiles: Wine-infused denim

Some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves. Now we can add a splash of syrah and merlot.

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http://blogs.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/2014/10/23/new-oenophiles-wine-infused-denim/

 

 

WOODFORD RESERVE RELEASES PINOT NOIR-FINISHED WHISKEY

Woodford Reserve is to release the ninth edition of its Master’s Collection this November, a Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir-finished whiskey

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/woodford-reserve-releases-pinot-noir-finished-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=286&date=2014-10-24

 

 

Brewers Association Publishes Beer & Food Course

Free Online Curriculum Enhances Use of Craft Beer in Culinary Education

http://www.craftbeer.com/news/craftbeer-com-news/brewers-association-publishes-beer-and-food-course

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 9-20-14

September 20, 2014

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

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This Week We Are Excited To Add Another Adult Education School Partnership.

Look For Our Food&Wine Pairing Classes With Tri-County In Franklin.

Spring 2015 Tri-County Will Join Franklin And Medway In Our Education Schedule.

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Speaking Of Education…..

Did You Know??

Our Franklin Wine Club Now Has Over 100 Members!!

Are You Looking For A Fun Group To Learn And Taste Wines?

So Far This Month We Had A Sam Adams Oktoberfest Event And Hosted The Purple Wine Company.   We Have Been Setting A New Standard In Wine Events. The FIRST Group In USA To Use A New Wine Tasting App Called Quini. Last Week We The FIRST Group To Taste Three New Wines Just Released On The East Coast. We Also Scheduled Our First Road Trip To Greenvale Winery. This Is A FREE Meetup Club.

Franklin Liquors Has Set A Goal To Help You Learn About Wines.

The World Has Many Wines Available. We Want To Help You Understand And Taste Before You Spend Your Hard Earned Money. Research And Tasting Is Our Job To Find You The Best Value/Quality In Wines.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Remove sulfites in wine

Bottle Bill Expansion

New Wine Radio Show

AND MORE!

 

UNDERSTANDING GRAPPA AND HOW TO FIND A GOOD ONE

If you’ve had Grappa before, your memory of it may not be all that pleasant.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/understanding-grappa-find-good-one/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=db67da2fae-September_14_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-db67da2fae-38937345&mc_cid=db67da2fae&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why some bartenders and sommeliers rely on gross beverage descriptions

Many wine and beer experts look to standardized flavor wheels with off-putting descriptors to help them pinpoint tastes in complex beverages.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/09/10/why-some-bartenders-and-sommeliers-rely-on-gross-beverage-descriptions/

 

‘JUMPING GENES’ COULD LEAD TO NEW GRAPES

A New Zealand scientist is looking at a way to create new clones of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/jumping-genes-could-lead-to-new-grape-varieties/

Do You Have a ‘Common Palate’ for Wine?

Wine Folly Blog:

Despite our many differences, there is a style of wine that most drinkers prefer.

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http://winefolly.com/update/common-palate/

Beck’s US beer row intensifies as AB InBev fails to KO court case claiming German brewing deception

Anheuser-Busch lawyers have failed to KO a lawsuit brought by US consumers who claim the company misled them into buying Beck’s by ‘deceptive conduct’ that suggested the beer was still brewed in Germany.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Manufacturers/Beck-s-US-beer-row-intensifies-as-Anheuser-Busch-fails-to-KO-case/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15-Sep-2014&c=62LAdFMV8ZWrkbO4bADefdofWS7W8fEh

Lettie Teague’s Six Favorite New Wine Books

From edifying reference tomes to a non-fiction story of vinous intrigue, here are the finest wine books to pore over this fall

http://online.wsj.com/articles/lettie-teagues-six-favorite-new-wine-books-1410533031

INSTANTLY SEARCH ALL BEVERAGE
ALCOHOL LABELS

Great reference site to type any beverage in and see its approved labels!

http://www.shipcompliant.com/solutions/labelvision

Is wine really healthy? The jury is out

Is red wine really good for you? And if it is, would eating grapes or drinking grape juice be good for your kids?

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http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/fooddining/wine-really-healthy-jury-out

Sommelier certification has become a point of contention

Are we seeing a backlash against sommeliers?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/sommelier-certification-has-become-a-point-of-contention/2014/09/11/d597f5ba-379c-11e4-bdfb-de4104544a37_story.html

THE COST OF BECOMING AN EDUCATED WINE DRINKER

Whether you are hoping to become an MW soon or just starting your journey towards wine mastery, there are moderately priced ways to become a more educated wine drinker for all experience levels.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-cost-of-becoming-an-educated-wine-drinker

Interesting Product To Remove Sulfites in Wine

Just the Wine  uses a process similar to that used in the winemaking process to adjust the levels of free sulfites to the desired concentration. Just the Wine drops combine with the free sulfites.

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http://www.justthewine.com

US SPENDS $3M ON DRUNK MONKEY PROJECT

A US government research body is spending US$3.2 million of taxpayers’ money getting monkeys to drink excessive amounts of alcohol to test its effect on body tissue.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/us-spends-3-2m-on-drunk-monkey-experiment/?article-source=newsletter&source=972&date=2014-09-15

New Patron

Patrón Spirits Co. is extending its Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur line with the release of Citrónge Lime. The ultra-premium liqueur (35%-abv) is available nationally in 750-ml. and 1-liter cork-finished bottles and is meant to tap into the Margarita occasion. Citrónge Lime is created using Persian limes from the Mexican states of Veracruz, Michoacán and Colima. The original Citrónge was first introduced in 1992 and was up 1% last year in the U.S. market to 134,000 nine-liter cases. Patrón’s other liqueur offering XO Café was down 6% to 150,000 cases.

It’s official: Americans like red wine better than white wine

If you prefer red wine to white, you’re not alone.

Nice State by State look at Red vs White

FYI MA is a RED state.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/12/its-official-americans-like-red-wine-better-than-white-wine/

Ingredients on the wine label. Absolutely.

Alice Feiring view on wine labels

http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2014/09/ingredients-on-the-wine-label-absolutely-.html

New Southern Comfort Flavor

Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort liqueur brand has launched Gingerbread Spice, a new seasonal entry. Featuring a blend of gingerbread, vanilla and cinnamon notes, Southern Comfort Gingerbread Spice is intended to be served warm, either neat or in cocktails. The 15%-abv entry will be available nationwide through the holiday season, priced at $11.99 a 750-ml. Southern Comfort, which sells roughly two-thirds of its 1.8-million-case volume in the U.S., experienced a 7% decline in net sales during Brown-Forman’s first quarter, ended July 31.

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RI Foolproof Brewery News

Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Foolproof Brewing Company is moving into the Vermont market later this month through an exclusive statewide distribution agreement with craft and specialty wholesaler G.housen. The brewery’s four year-round offerings—American golden ale Barstool, porter Raincloud, Backyahd IPA and LFU farmhouse ale—will be available on draft and in 12-ounce cans across the state. Specialty beers, which include Revery Russian imperial stout and King of the Yahd imperial IPA, will be available on draft, 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans for King of the Yahd. Foolproof has been expanding steadily throughout New England since its launch in January 2013 and is currently available in its home state, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

ROCK BAND QUEEN TO RELEASE OWN VODKA BRAND

The vodka, named Killer Queen, will be released later this month to celebrate the band’s 1974 hit single of the same name

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/rock-band-queen-to-release-own-vodka-brand/?article-source=newsletter&source=258&date=2014-09-16

Visit Virginia’s Monticello wine region

Did you know? Virginia is the fifth-largest wine producing state with more than 200 wineries.

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/tours-and-trails/visit-virginias-monticello-wine-region/2763879/

How To Pronounce 22 Tricky Types of Wine

http://youtu.be/s_mNNbXzd0o

Beer giants brewing up a deal

If Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller combine, it would create a massive beer conglomerate featuring some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including Budweiser and Miller.

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http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/16/news/companies/beer-sabmiller-ab-inbev/index.html

 

You Can Drink At Any College, But These 6 Universities Actually Offer A Degree

Here are 5 other colleges offering students courses and programs in the name of booze:

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http://www.blisstree.com/2014/09/16/food/major-in-beer-college/

How to Make Grenadine at Home in 3 Easy Steps

To most, grenadine brings to mind those clear bottles of screaming chemical red mix in the liquor aisle at the grocery store.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2014/09/diy_grenadine_in_3_easy_steps.php

Thatchers cider aims to conquer US taste buds

Thatchers cider will be available to consumers in the US for the first time, following the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Scotland-based craft brewer Innis & Gunn.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15625-thatchers-cider-aims-to-conquer-us-taste-buds.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_September_16&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

Is Being Sustainable Worth It for Wineries?

New research finds wineries think sustainability pays, even if it’s unclear that consumers value it

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50566

entwine Launches 100 Percent Consumer Guarantee Program​

New Program Offers Confidence to Consumers and Trade for Fault-Free Wine

http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/09/16/6328467_entwine-launches-100-percent-consumer.html?sp=/100/773/385/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

Top Ten Hard Ciders to Drink this Fall

Fall is on the way and that means it’s almost time to put away your short shorts, frolic in the leaves and imbibe your favorite hard cider.

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Top_Tens-detail/top-ten-hard-ciders-to-drink-this-fall/

U.S. Winery Count Passes 8,000

Wines Vines Analytics reports Oregon wineries grow fastest

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=138773

‘Miracle’ recovery in Bordeaux wine thanks to autumn heatwave

Late sunshine brings promise of exceptional vintages in Bordeaux this year, erasing fears of a poor harvest

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11099555/Miracle-recovery-in-Bordeaux-wine-thanks-to-autumn-heatwave.html

Bottle Bill Expansion Vote In November

MA Voters please consider voting NO and keep recycling at the curbside.

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http://comprehensiverecyclingworks.com

PINNACLE VODKA LAUNCHES CRANAPPLE FLAVOUR

Beam Suntory has expanded its portfolio of Pinnacle flavoured vodkas with the launch of CranApple in time for autumn.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/pinnacle-vodka-launches-cranapple-flavour/?article-source=newsletter&source=259&date=2014-09-17

WINERY FINED $115K OVER VOLUNTEERS TO CLOSE

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $155,000 for using volunteer labor.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/winery-fined-115k-over-volunteers-to-close/?article-source=newsletter&source=974&date=2014-09-17

JACKSON FORMS NEW LUXURY DIVISION

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/jackson-forms-new-luxury-division/?article-source=newsletter&source=974&date=2014-09-17

New Absolut Art Bottle

Pernod Ricard is furthering Absolut vodka’s connection to the art world with next month’s release of an Andy Warhol Edition bottle. The limited edition bottle celebrates the legendary pop artist, who collaborated with the brand on a painting in the 1980s that is now featured on the new bottle’s packaging. To support the release, Absolut is working with three contemporary artists on an interactive nightlife event as part of the Nights by Absolut program as well as running The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut, a forum where users can exchange original works of art. The exchange runs from October to December. A portion of the proceeds from the Andy Warhol Edition bottle will go to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Updated Wine Aroma Wheel with 100+ Flavors

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Nanoscience makes your wine better

Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine.

http://phys.org/news/2014-09-nanoscience-wine.html#jCp

If you’re asthmatic, wine may pose a risk

Which means the number genuinely affected by sulphites probably represents about 1 per cent (some say up to 10 per cent) of the population.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/10441464/If-you-re-asthmatic-wine-may-pose-a-risk

How to Be Smart About Wine

4 Rules I love #3!!!

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50563

What exactly is Old Vine Zin??

Great Sonoma County Article

http://www.sonomawinegrape.org/sites/default/files/SCWG_Old_Vine_Zin_0.pdf

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN APERITIF AND A DIGESTIF

So what exactly is the difference between an apéritif and a digestif

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-aperitif-digestif/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=47037a98c8-The_Drop_9_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-47037a98c8-38937345&mc_cid=47037a98c8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Being a ‘Big Dreamer’ Landed Giuliana Rancic Her Own Wine Line

The “Fashion Police” and “E! News” star was beyond elated to reveal the news of her new single-serve wine line that will be available in Walmart next month.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/big-dreamer-landed-giuliana-rancic-wine-line/story?id=25576633

New Black Stallion Wine

Black Stallion Estate Winery is proud to announce the inaugural release of Transcendent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a luxury showcase of the winery’s site-specific winemaking philosophy.

A blend of 89 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 11 percent Merlot from Napa

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks

A recent study says yes. What do industry insiders think? Climate change has the wine closure conversation heating up.

http://wineoh.tv/wine-corks-screw-caps-climate-change-video

New streaming radio show that aims to break new ground in conversations about wine.

Bottle Talk with Rick & Paul

http://www.rickandpaulwine.com

A Wine Region Flourishes in Central Washington

All about Lake Chelan AVA in central Washington State

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/travel/a-wine-region-flourishes-in-central-washington.html?_r=0

BEER LABELS SHOW COLOUR OF BREW INSIDE

A Spanish designer has come up with an innovative way to package beer, with its label simply depicting the colour of the brew inside.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/beer-labels-show-colour-of-brew-inside/?article-source=newsletter&source=976&date=2014-09-19

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-9-14

August 9, 2014

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

What A Great Time Of Year This Is.:

Summer Products Start To Convert To Fall

California Wine Harvest Is Starting

Football Pre Season Is Here (GO PATS)

Back To School Shopping

And Finally We Get Some Vacation Time To Relax With Family.

Research Never Ends And I Will Catch Up On Many Books And Of Coarse “Taste” Wine!

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All About The Savoie Region In France

Very good information on this region in France.

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http://armchairsommelier.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/vin-nouveau-la-deuxieme-partie/comment-page-1/#comment-2501

Yeasts: do you know what’s flavouring your wine?

There’s an unseen hand in every wine – the yeast that fermented the juice

http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/wine-articles/587335/yeasts-do-you-know-what-s-flavouring-your-wine

Wine Pairings For Microwave Dinners

Interesting video wine pairing

http://www.boston.com/food-dining/food/2014/08/01/wine-pairings-for-microwave-dinners/xw9cGM4mnNIdEOQciQgG5O/video.html

Results of Airline Wine Competition Released

Global Traveler Determines the Best in Airline Wines During its Annual Tasting

http://www.ssuchronicle.com/2014/08/01/results-of-airline-wine-competition-released/

Watertown MA officials consider new liquor licenses

The other part of this story. There is currently a bill in the legislative process that, if passed, will change the course of liquor licenses. If the Senate has it their way, licenses purchased after January 2015 would be non-transferable; when/if the establishment closed their doors, the license would go back to the issuer. If the House has it their way, things will remain as are.

http://watertown.wickedlocal.com/article/20140731/NEWS/140739380

Mouthwash to hide liquor breath

Today using a mouthwash containing alcohol as you approach a road check can be a very dangerous thing to do.

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http://www.castanet.net/news/Behind-the-Wheel/120172/Mouthwash-to-hide-liquor-breath

Most retailers sour on new MA wine shipment law

Feedback on the new wine direct shipping law in MA

Our friend Frank Zoll of Zoll Cellars gives his take.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140803/NEWS/308039949/1237

 

Wine Club World Coming Soon

Boasting an array of California vineyards and wineries for the club’s initial shipment, Wine Club World will feature wines created in the American Viticultural Areas (AVA), inclusive of the booming wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley and the Santa Barbara area.

http://wineclubworld.com/contactWCW.php

Timilty: Walpole MA better off with liquor license cap

Elimination of the Liquor cap could potential also eliminate that local debate.

Timilty (D-Walpole) said the Governor’s proposal might do more harm than good, however Nice to hear support for local existing businesses.

http://walpole.wickedlocal.com/article/20140802/News/140809891

Wine brand heritage doesn’t matter: Glossing the Rex Goliath effect

The success of newer US wine brands such as Rex Goliath and Barefoot suggests a new generation places less value on provenance and heritage than on what the drinks say about them.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Manufacturers/Wine-brand-heritage-doesn-t-matter-Glossing-the-Rex-Goliath-effect/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04-Aug-2014&c=62LAdFMV8ZXM0XbRGEehpxGhhKTxiyyS

DEEP-FRIED ALCOHOL PROVES A HIT

A UK couple from Lancashire have developed a selection of deep-fried flavoured alcohol snacks

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/deep-fried-alcohol-proves-a-hit/?article-source=newsletter&source=939&date=2014-08-04

5 Pumpkin Beers On Shelves This Summer

Last year brought a first pumpkin beer press release Aug. 3.

This year, pumpkin beer made headlines by July.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12823432/1/5-pumpkin-beers-on-shelves-this-summer.html

New Ste Michelle Cabernet

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Columbia Crest brand is crafting its latest Cabernet Sauvignon using a new crowdsourcing method. With the help of an interactive website, the Paterson, Washington state-based winery will ask consumers to weigh in on the 18-month winemaking process, allowing them to decide how to tend, irrigate and harvest the grapes. Additionally, Columbia Crest head winemaker Juan Munoz Oca will help guide the online community and answer questions. Around 1,000 cases of the final Crowdsourced Cabernet 2014 will be available, retailing across the U.S., online and at the Columbia Crest tasting room. For the six months through June, Columbia Crest shipments fell 16%, to 378,000 cases, according to Ste. Michelle.

So Typical: Navigating a New World of Wine Diversity

Jennifer Fiedler untangles the ever-evolving meaning of “typicity” in wine.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/so-typical-navigating-a-new-world-of-wine-diversity/

 

Non-GMO Beer

Look for the label below to make sure.

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http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/non-gmo-beer

  

NEW WILD TURKEY DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY BOURBON

5th August, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Wild Turkey Bourbon has released a new limited edition bottling to celebrate the 60-year service of master distiller Jimmy Russell, called Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/wild-turkey-diamond-anniversary-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=229&date=2014-08-05

WORLD’S WORST WINE DISASTERS

Winemakers are a hardy bunch having faced some undoubtedly challenging situations in recent history, as this list shows.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/worlds-worst-wine-disasters/?article-source=newsletter&source=940&date=2014-08-05

GUINNESS TARGETS US WITH BLONDE LAGER

Guinness will attempt to capture the hearts of US beer drinkers by releasing a blonde American lager this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/guinness-targets-us-with-blonde-lager/?article-source=newsletter&source=940&date=2014-08-05

Will the Real Piña Colada Please Stand Up?

History of the pina colada

http://punchdrink.com/articles/will-the-real-pina-colada-please-stand-up/

Sake With Your Burger? Japan Is Looking West to Save a Tradition

Push to pair sake with western foods

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/world/europe/sake-with-your-burger-japan-looks-west-to-save-a-tradition.html?_r=0

Wine you can eat: Vinia claims to give you benefits of wine without the hangover

Vinia, a red grape cell powder, claims that one single serve packet contains the same amount of antioxidants found in an entire bottle of red wine.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/04/wine-can-eat-vinia-gives-all-benefits-wine-without-hangover/

Box Wine Dispenser helps you maximize every single drop

New gadget for your box wines

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http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20140804/box-wine-dispenser-helps-maximize-single-drop/

Trinchero Family Estates Announces National Wine Education Day and the World Wine Challenge

To help increase awareness and create excitement about wine education and the World Wine Challenge®, Trinchero Family Estates also announced that August 15th will be dedicated as Trinchero National Wine Education Day.

http://worldwinechallenge.com

How to Make Sangrita (VIDEO)

Sangrita is the classic accompaniment to tequila shots in Mexico.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/how-to-make-sangrita-vide_b_5648853.html?page_version=legacy

Massachusetts millennials spend big on guilty pleasures

Massachusetts ranked top state for alcohol sales among young adults.

http://wwlp.com/2014/08/04/massachusetts-millennials-spend-big-on-guilty-pleasures/

Napa Valley, Sonoma…Hiwassee Highlands? Georgia Gets Its First “American Viticultural Area”

Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA

http://www.gpb.org/news/2014/08/04/napa-valley-sonoma-hiwassee-highlands-georgia-gets-its-first-american-viticultural-a

Concha y Toro’s Casillero Del Diablo Debuts New Devil’s Collection

Concha y Toro’s flagship Casillero del Diablo brand is launching a new line of Chilean blends under the moniker Devil’s Collection. The range makes its debut with Devil’s Collection White 2012, which features Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer from the Casablanca Valley, and Devil’s Collection Red 2012, made with Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Rapel Valley. Both offerings are priced at $15 a 750-ml. Casillero del Diablo—which is handled in the U.S. by Excelsior Wines, the joint marketing venture between Concha y Toro and Banfi Vintners—was up 4% to nearly 400,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Paul Hobbs Wine

Winemaker Paul Hobbs has partnered with French vintner Bertrand Vigouroux to launch a new Malbec from the Cahors region of southwest France. Named for the crocus flower, the pair’s Crocus Malbec de Cahors is made with a single Malbec clone sourced from three Vigouroux family properties in Cahors, which is Malbec’s historic home. Around 1,250 cases of Crocus Malbec de Cahors’ inaugural 2011 vintage are currently available in the U.S., retailing for around $45 a bottle. Paul Hobbs Imports (PHI) serves as Crocus’ exclusive importer.

The 50 Best Craft Breweries in America

Slide show of readers choice for top 50 breweries

http://www.thedailymeal.com/50-best-craft-breweries-america

PINNACLE VODKA UNVEILS NEW AMARETTO FLAVOR

Another new flavored Vodka

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/pinnacle-vodka-unveils-new-amaretto-flavour/?article-source=newsletter&source=230&date=2014-08-06

 

FIRST UV ENERGY TABLET COCKTAIL TO LAUNCH

A US entrepreneur is to launch what he claims is the world’s first  “tablet cocktail mixer” producing a beverage that glows under UV lighting and boosts energy levels.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/first-uv-energy-tablet-cocktail-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=941&date=2014-08-06

 

CorkGuard launches new SmartCork range

CorkGuard has launched SmartCork, a range of cork closures said to provide all the benefits of natural cork but with none of the downsides, and at a cost that competes with screw caps and plastic closures.

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http://wine.drinks-business-review.com/news/corkguard-unveils-new-cork-closures-range-for-wine-producers-300514-4281112

New Miller Lite Bottle Design Soon

MillerCoors has decided, with the success of the retro can, to implement the same design on their bottles. This package will be coming soon to retail.

First Pumpkin Beer Is Here!

Popularly known as one of the iconic beers of fall in New England, Shipyard Pumpkinhead is back again! It comes alive once a year! Make sure to get yours while it lasts. Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spice flavor. Try Pumpkinhead with a shot of spiced rum or in a pint glass rimmed with sure and cinnamon.

NOW IN STOCK

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New Shandies from Leinenkugel’s

This year, Leinenkugel’s did it again with some new shandies. One of which is Harvest Patch Shandy, a pumpkin shandy. This seasonal is available on draft and in the Shandy Sampler variety pack only. In the variety pack, it comes with Cranberry Ginger Shandy and Old Fashioned Shandy

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Prosecco vs. Champagne: What’s the difference?

Here are five major differences between the two:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/05/prosecco-vs-champagne-whats-difference/

Wine vernacular: Five terms wine lovers should master

Here are five terms that every new wine lover should master.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/wine/vino-vernacular-five-terms-wine-lovers-should-mast/ngtmD/?__federated=1

You’re Cooling Your Wine All Wrong

There’s a better way to chill your chardonnay, and it won’t cost a dime or take up space in your fridge. That’s right. We want you to put your wine in a toilet.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/toilet-tank-wine-cooler_n_5452483.html

Wine drinkers often overpour, study says

The study, published in Substance Use and Misuse, found that participants poured 12% more wine into a wide glass than a narrow one.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/30/wine-serving-size-too-much/2895661/

Why you should be drinking cheap wine

Very interesting article of wine bottle costs over the years.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2011/11/why_you_should_be_drinking_cheap_wine.html

These Are the 10 Best Booze Ads of All Time: TV Edition

Ten of the best TV ads that have aired in recent years

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/these-are-the-10-best-boo_b_5652240.html

HOW TO MAKE BUSINESS CARDS FROM BEER BOXES

Here’s how to turn your recycling bin into a pile of unique up-cycled business cards.

http://allaboutbeer.com/beer-business-cards/

Drink Your Watermelon

Watermelon cocktails

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/drink-your-watermelon/

How Are Organic Wine Labels Regulated in the U.S.?

In the U.S., TTB recognizes four different types of “ORGANIC” claims.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2014/08/06/how-are-organic-wine-labels-regulated-us/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-2-14

August 2, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-2-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Its August Already And Summer Is Going Fast. Next Week

Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Due In.

Soon We Will Launch An Exciting New Loyalty Program In

Partnership With Quini.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Wine Label Meanings

Water Into Wine Trick

New Items

 

WineGlass app makes clueless drinkers like connoisseurs

Interesting new wine app. Developed for you to take a picture of the wine menu

At a restaurant and assist you with wine details. I will be interested in testing this more.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wineglass-app-makes-the-clueless-drinker-a-connoisseur/

7 questions about wine and nutrition answered

Answers to questions about organic and sulfites in wine

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http://www.mlive.com/drinks/2014/07/7_questions_about_wine_and_nut.html

How tequila made its way to the top shelf in the US

The fastest growth in the US market has been in high-end and super-premium tequila

http://qz.com/240230/how-tequila-made-its-way-to-the-top-shelf-in-the-us/#/h/90018,1/

New Woodchuck Ciders

Vermont Hard Cider’s Woodchuck brand is set to release a trio of ciders, including Hopsation, a new core year-round offering. Rolling out in August, Hopsation features Woodchuck’s original cider and an infusion of Cascade hops, and will be available nationwide in six-packs and on draft. The year-round entry marks Woodchuck’s first core brand extension since 2011. Concurrently, Woodchuck will also launch Sour Cherry Cider, the latest entry in its limited edition Cellar Series, as well as reintroduce Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Sour Cherry will be available in 22-ounce bottles through September, while Fall Harvest, which features notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and white oak, will be offered in six-packs and on draft through October.

Summer’s Not Just For White; It’s Ok To Chill Red Wine

Good advice on which reds to give a chill

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/put-away-summer-whites-ok-chill-red-wine/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13612424&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9qJt21BmDUAsE9Jr_1JMXH3oqlrMBj_tIuhlsuE9z_X3grH8eHeyoXP7YH0XWsvn4KHnL-b7UDNYJDam7RdxOX26iM326VzD9jE6WBi0Vu0lGSJk0&_hsmi=13612424

TEN OF THE WORLD’S STRONGEST SPIRITS

A look at grain alcohol and more.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/ten-of-the-worlds-strongest-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=224&date=2014-07-29

Surprising Meanings Behind Common U.S. Wine Label Terms

Best education you can get is on wine label reading.

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http://wine.answers.com/learn-about-wine/surprising-meanings-behind-common-us-wine-label-terms

PROFESSOR CLAIMS TERROIR IS ‘A MYTH’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/is-terroir-a-myth/?article-source=newsletter&source=935&date=2014-07-29

Water to Wine Illusion Box

How to turn water into wine trick.

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http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-to-Wine-Illusion-Box/?ALLSTEPS

Wine Deals Online? Let a Somm Find Them For You

Ian Cauble, who was featured in the recent documentary “Somm,” new website.

Daily wine offers.

http://www.sommselect.com

The secret to good sangria: Give it time to rest

Sangria tips: Agree with letting it soak up the fruit.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/07/29/5072047/the-secret-to-good-sangria-give.html

All-time high for N.H. liquor sales

Record setting year for NH booze sales.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140729-BIZ-407290344

Study: Mass. Millennials Tops In Alcohol Spending, No. 2 In Coffee Shop Purchases

A new report on spending by millennials – those ages 18 to 35 – finds that Massachusetts’s millennials rank No. 1 nationally in spending on alcohol and No. 2 in spending on coffee.

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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/29/study-mass-millennials-tops-in-alcohol-spending-no-2-in-coffee-shop-purchases/

The Aroma of Color w Jordi Ballester, an IPNC Seminar

Interesting study on wine tasting when you can’t see the color

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/07/28/the-aroma-of-color-w-jordi-ballester-an-ipnc-seminar/

THE STUNNING ARCHITECTURE OF THE WINE WORLD

architectural stunners you’ll find around the wine world.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/stunning-architecture-wine-world/

How to Hold a Wine Glass

Wine Folly blog on proper way to hold a glass

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/hold-wine-glass-civilized/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2fc39526e4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2fc39526e4-62472929&mc_cid=2fc39526e4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

CHOCOLATE LOBSTER BEER MAKES COMEBACK

Brewed with five lobsters, the Dogfish Brewery’s 5.6% Choc Lobster is said to have notes of “bittersweet chocolate” with “subtle herb and ocean notes”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/chocolate-lobster-beer-makes-comeback/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

BIGGEST DRINKING US STATES MAPPED

No surprise NH sells more than any state BUT 50% is sold to residents of other states.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/biggest-drinking-us-states-mapped/?article-source=newsletter&source=936&date=2014-07-30

Americans need to revisit Greek wines

Great read on getting familiar with wines from Greece

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/29/6591516/mike-dunne-on-wine-greek-wines.html

RumChata® Root Beer Float

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day and RumChata has come up with its own adult version to celebrate.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Drinks-detail/rumchata-root-beer-float/

Argentina’s potential debt default could hurt its struggling wine industry

Economy issues leading to lower cost of bulk wine. Also lower yields due to climate.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/argentinas-potential-debt-default-could-cause-wine-prices-to-fall/370019.article

Liquor Of Legend: The Distillery Behind Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blanton’s–And Pappy Van Winkle

Background and history behind the brands

http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2014/07/30/liquor-of-legend-the-distillery-behind-buffalo-trace-bourbon-blantons-and-pappy-van-winkle/

Does adding tannin boost aromatic thiols, too? It just might.

Interesting look at adding tannins to help wines aromatics

http://wineoscope.com/2014/07/30/does-adding-tannin-boost-aromatic-thiols-too-it-just-might/

TOP 10 BOOKS ON BEER

Ten books for beer lovers and education

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-books-on-beer/?article-source=newsletter&source=937&date=2014-07-31

How the pros taste wine, and what the heck is Quini

Blog about the Quini app we use

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http://goodcheapvino.com/pros-taste-wine-heck-quini/

10 things winemakers won’t tell you

What goes into your glass of Pinot? Food coloring, weird additives, and a 400% markup

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-winemakers-wont-tell-you-2014-07-31

HOW IMPORTANT ARE GARNISHES IN COCKTAILS?

Do cocktails really need a garnish?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/how-important-are-garnishes-in-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=227&date=2014-08-01

Mainstream wine drinking is changing

Demand for wine is growing with a shift to new markets and consumers

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/4641/Mainstream_wine_drinking_is_changing.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=Drinks%2BInternational%2Bweekly%2Bnewsletter%2BIssue%2B284

HOSPITAL OPENS WINE BAR FOR TERMINALLY ILL

A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/hospital-opens-wine-bar-for-terminally-ill/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

CORK FIRMS HAIL US AND CHINA DATA

90% of the featured brands used cork as their primary closure.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/cork-firms-hail-us-china-data/?article-source=newsletter&source=938&date=2014-08-01

THE SMALLEST WINERY IN AMERICA IS LOCATED IN A FORMER JAIL

North Carolina’s Calaboose Cellars, a winery that once served as a jail. They are America’s smallest freestanding, complete winery.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-smallest-winery-in-america-is-located-in-a-former-jail

Handcrafted Flasks

Custom Liquor Flask Company

http://www.flasking.com

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old

Heaven Hill Distilleries will release a third bottling of Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Barrel Proof Bourbon this year and three more bottlings next year. Debuting last year as a limited release version of Elijah Craig Small Batch 12-Year-Old, the series is drawn from the company’s inventory of aging barrels and each release reflects the proof of the batch, made of 100 or fewer barrels. A batch of 134.2 proof was released in March 2014 and a 137-proof was released in May, with the third 133.2-proof batch expected in September. In January next year, Heaven Hill will debut the first edition of the 2015 installment of the series. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is available nationwide in 750-ml. bottles retailing at $44.99.

Cool trends in cocktails: Flavor-infused ice cubes

Everyone’s looking at new ways to impress when it comes to keeping drinks cool.

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/news-festivals-events/cool-trends-in-cocktails-flavor-infused-ice-cubes/8766523/

Why Is Trader Joe’s Wine So Cheap?

Feedback from Quora on Two Buck Chuck

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http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/07/31/trader-joes-wine-cheap/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-19-14

July 19, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-19-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

This Week Franklin Liquors Has Expanded Its Wine Education Program.

We Are Now Partnered With The Town Of Medway Adult Education .

Along With Our Franklin Classes We Will Be Doing Fall Medway Classes.

Are You Looking For A Personal/Group Wine Event?

We Have The Areas Only Wine Education/Tasting Room.

http://www.franklinliquors.com/WINEEDUCATION.htm

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Early Sunday Openings

Direct Wine Shipping Coming To MA

Wine Blog Awards

 

Updates On MA Wine Direct Shipment

Massachusetts has approved direct-shipping for both in- and out-of-state wineries along with its 2015 budget, which was signed Friday by governor Deval Patrick. As of January 1, 2015, wineries may apply for a direct shipping permit that costs an initial $300 and can be renewed annually for $150. Licensed wineries will then be able to ship 12 nine-liter cases per purchaser per calendar year. Massachusetts has been one of the most important wine-consuming markets to remain a holdout on direct shipping. In terms of per-capita consumption, it ranks third after Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire, at nearly 6 gallons annually, according to Impact Databank. Advocacy group American Wine Consumer Coalition has pointed out that the new law still leaves significant restrictions on direct-shipping, including the barring of foreign-produced wines and shipments directly from retailers.

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Mass. Wine Lovers to Order Straight from Vineyard

Drew Bledsoe will be happy. You will soon be able to have wine shipped to you in MA

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/07/12/mass-wine-lovers-will-able-order-straight-from-the-vineyard/JKMr0PpBSePHeINNsgTG2K/story.html

Hidden Loophole in MA Wine Shipping

What you still cant get shipped to you. BIG List.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hidden-loophole-wine-shipping-bill-190100266.html

WHAT WE REALLY TASTE WHEN WE DRINK WINE

Studies on how price and label shape affect you wine opinions

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/07/what-we-really-taste-when-we-drink-wine.html

Organic wine vs. biodynamic wine, what is the difference?

We Stock many of both types.

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http://blog.uvinum.com/organic-wine-vs-biodynamic-wine-what-is-the-differencer-2354897

DUNG-SMOKED BEER TO HIT US SHELVES

An Icelandic brewery is preparing to launch a sheep dung-smoked IPA in the US.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/dung-smoked-beer-to-hit-us-shelves/

Apple, grapefruit, margarita — what’s driving beer’s new flavours?

In a bid to win over young drinkers and consumers tired of the same old offerings, major breweries are experimenting more than ever with beer flavours

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http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4630293-apple-grapefruit-margarita-what-s-driving-beer-s-new-flavours-/

Elasticity Of Corks

Coravin wine gadget founder video explaining how temperature and age affect

Wine cork seals

http://youtu.be/5anMpy7JXJc

2015 Wine Blog Awards Winners

This years winners, always great wine educational reading

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http://winebloggersconference.org/from-the-organizers/2015-wine-blog-awards-winners/

Expert Tips for Using Ice

I laughed when I read this as the Certified Specialist Of Spirits CSS

Exam I took actually had ice questions

http://www.winemag.com/August-2014/Ice-Rage/index.php/cparticle/1

Orange You Glad It’s Not Rosé: The Latest Wine Craze Isn’t Pink

Learn about what “orange’ wines are

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http://modernfarmer.com/2014/07/orange-glad-rose/

TOP 10 COOLEST HIGH-TECH BAR GADGETS

From centrifuges and carbonators, to evaporators and liquid nitrogen, you may be forgiven for confusing the tools of some of the world’s best bars with those of a mad scientist.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-coolest-high-tech-bar-gadgets/?article-source=newsletter&source=214&date=2014-07-16

Discerning Drinkers Guide to Low Calorie Wine

Wine Folly blog about calories in wine styles

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/guide-to-low-calorie-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d4916c2f6c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d4916c2f6c-62472929&mc_cid=d4916c2f6c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Look out Napa: 5 up and coming wine regions

Two out of the 5 are hard to find in MA

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/07/15/5-wine-districts-that-could-be-next-napa/

7 Wine-Based Beverages to Test Out at Home

Wine cocktails NOT Sangrias

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http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/cocktail-hour-7-wine-based-beverages-to-test-out-at-home.html/?a=viewall

Five ways to shake wine shopping intimidation

Great advice on how important a relationship is with wine store.

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/five-ways-to-shake-wine-shopping-intimidation/Content?oid=4955677

Answers to pressing questions about wine enjoyment

Questions on glass type, corked and screw caps answered

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/16/wine-answers-to-pressing-questions-about-wine-enjoyment/

MA State Senate passes bill permitting earlier liquor sales on Sunday

Another Blue Law gong away. We will open at 10am soon. Good For Pats Games!

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/07/state_senate_passes_bill_permi.html

Spice Up Cocktail Hour With Herbal Vodkas

Ever want to know what to mix with herbal vodkas?

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/spice-up-cocktail-hour-with-herbal-vodkas/Content?oid=3151594

New Ciroc Flavor

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Maine brewery has secret ingredient

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/16/331423345/craft-beer-reaches-new-depths-as-mainers-brew-a-batch-from-seaweed

The 50+ most influential wine peeps on social media

Interesting list of most influential wine entities on the net as at July 14th 2014.

http://thewinewankers.com.au/2014/07/14/the-50-most-influential-wine-entities-on-social-media-2/

LEGAL DEFINITION WOULD ‘NOT BENEFIT’ CRAFT SPIRITS

Currently, there is no government-enforced definition for craft spirits,

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/legal-definition-would-not-benefit-craft-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=214&date=2014-07-16

MAN BUILDS ‘SHED’ OUT OF 5,000 WINE BOTTLES

Thought you drank a lot of wine??

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/man-builds-shed-out-of-5000-wine-bottles/?article-source=newsletter&source=924&date=2014-07-16

IS GINGER THE NEW BLACK? GINGER-FLAVORED BEERS SNEAK INTO SUMMERTIME

Review of some ginger flavored beers

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http://mainetoday.com/blog/the-beer-babe/ginger-new-black/

DEATH OF THE 100 POINT SCALE?

Interesting read on wine rating system. Exactly why we have supported education/tastings with the new Quini System

https://grapecollective.com/articles/death-of-the-100-point-system

Do sulfites in wine give me a headache?

Another read on headaches and wine.

In the majority of cases, the cause is something else

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/do-sulfites-wine-give-me-headache

21: Science’s limit on the drinking age

Some say law makes drinking more appealing to teens

Interesting reading on drinking age

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/health/science-drinking-age/

How to Buy the Best Wine on a Budget

Three great tips on how to buy great wine on a budget

Love the first two tips:

Shop local wine merchant as they are passionate about wines they stock..US!

AND

Sample wines before you buy…we have a wine dispenser!

http://youtu.be/-AjfZKc-h_0?list=PLcpoB2VESJmeFQTZg24Uovr1qz7bGtCkX

How to Taste Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

A guide to sparkling wines

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/how-to-taste-sparkling-wi_b_5592940.html

Making 10% returns a year… by buying more wine

Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century according to a recent study, and returns are accelerating – but how do you actually invest in it and is it a realistic option?

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/fine-wine-investing-making-10-returns-a-year-114108663.html

HOME ALCOHOL VAPORISING SYSTEM LAUNCHES

I have seen this in the past. Here is another version of it.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/home-alcohol-vapourising-system-launches/

9 Celebrity-Owned Booze Brands

Alcohol brands that are backed by stars

http://hauteliving.com/2014/07/celebrity-alcohol-brands/507889/

Yuengling suffering Boston beer bruise

An update on how this PA beer is doing in MA

http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/07/yuengling_suffering_boston_beer_bruise

Cloudy Bay Introduces Te Wahi – First New Product in Almost 20 Years!

New Pinot Noir

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Wine-detail/cloudy-bay-introduces-te-wahi-first-new-product-in-almost-20-years/

A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison

Of coarse the article mentions how prisoners in MA do it!

http://punchdrink.com/articles/a-handy-guide-to-drinking-in-prison/

This week “Malibu Coast” becomes an AVA

Two previously established AVAs – Malibu-Newton Canyon and Saddle Rock-Malibu – will lie within this new one.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=136000

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-12-14

July 12, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-12-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Summer.

July 4th Has Passed And The Summer Seasonal Beers Are Running Out Already.

One Beer That Is In Stock Is The Hard To Find

Narraganett Del’s Lemonade!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Local Industry News

Beer Industry News

 

Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

Legislation creating permit system needs governor’s signature

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/03/online-wine-could-finally-come-mass-drinkers/vhFIuvA6TWUWDMEjwIZnBN/story.html

Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider

Interesting read on Natural wines.

http://www.newsweek.com/why-natural-wine-tastes-worse-putrid-cider-257281

Drinking beer could be good for you, research suggests

New study on all the good things beer can do for you.

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http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/health6874.html

Avalon first in US to use Select Bio closure

The Somona County-based winery will be the first in the US to use the new plant-based, zero carbon footprint wine closure. Always in Stock!

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15506-avalon-first-in-us-to-use-select-bio-closure.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_July_08&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

New branding for Ménage à Trois Midnight

Ménage à Trois Midnight 2012 is a 13.65%abv dark red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot that offers a more voluptuous flavour experience from the core Ménage à Trois Red Blend, a the top selling wine in the US. The California appellations in Midnight are North Coast, Central Coast and Lodi.

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Highland Park unveils its Dark Origins

Highland Park has added a new expression called Dark Origins to its core range of single malt Scotch whiskies.

Dark Origins, a 46%abv non-chill filtered single malt, will start to appear on shelves in July and roll out internationally throughout autumn 2014.

It uses twice as many first fill sherry casks than in the classic Highland Park 12 year old resulting in a naturally darker, richer flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and signature sweet smoke of the Orcadian whisky. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries not using distiller’s caramel and so Dark Origins takes its natural colour from the interaction between spirit and cask.

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No 4 or 5 tastes: there are over 20

Interesting read on wine tastes. So much for only 5 basic tastes

http://blog.uvinum.com/no-4-or-5-tastes-there-are-over-20-2352118

101 Best Wineries in America

Shining a spotlight everywhere in the U.S. that great wines are being made-Slideshow

http://www.thedailymeal.com/america-s-101-best-wineries

Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption

New study Americans are drinking less beer, but more wine and spirits.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/anatomy-of-american-alcohol-consumption-1522/

Update On Patriot Place

Tastings is gone BUT bowling and painting while you drink coming

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/liquor-license-bill-gains-support/article_b52a18b6-eb94-5b9f-adda-c1f96174abd0.html

THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING WORLD WHISKY BRANDS

Slide show of the top brands

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/the-worlds-best-selling-world-whisky-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=208&date=2014-07-08

New GREY GOOSE VX

The 40% abv expression, which is packaged in a decanter reminiscent of a Cognac bottle, is described as having notes of white fruit blossom, honeysuckle and violets, and is recommended to be drunk neat or on the rocks.

The new travel retail exclusive contains Cognac created from grapes from the Grande Champagne cru.

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Doctor prescribes two glasses of wine a day to 10,000 patients to prevent heart attacks

cardiologist claims the antioxidants in the drink have slashed the risk of a second heart attack in his patients by half and cut the risk of a stroke by 20%.

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2000127282/doctor-prescribes-two-glasses-of-wine-a-day-to-10-000-patients-to-prevent-heart-attacks

Does Wine Make You Fat?

Tips on how to stay healthy and drink wine

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http://winefolly.com/update/does-wine-make-you-fat/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=6c8c716cd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-6c8c716cd3-62472929&mc_cid=6c8c716cd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Shiner Beer arrives in Massachusetts

Boston was the largest city in the U.S. where Shiner Beers weren’t available. That changes soon.

http://beerpulse.com/2014/07/shiner-beer-arrives-in-massachusetts-with-seven-distributors-3315/

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD WORLD WINES AND NEW WORLD WINES

Great guide comparing and explaining old vs new world

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/understanding-difference-old-new-world-wines/

Demand For Light Beer Is Collapsing

Light beers are out craft beers are in

http://www.businessinsider.com/light-beer-demand-slows-in-america-2014-7

Beer Is Better Than Wine for the American Worker

On average, U.S. breweries paid higher salaries and benefits than wineries did

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-08/beer-is-better-than-wine-for-the-american-worker

Deer Crashes Through Weymouth MA Liquor Store

Watch the crazy video of a deer in liquor store

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/09/deer-crashes-through-weymouth-liquor-store/

BEER EXPERTS SELECT THE 17 BEST SUMMER BEERS

Experts pick summer beers

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-summer-beers-summer-seasonals

Five Over-The-Top Bloody Marys

Bloody Mary Fans Check These Out!

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Top_Fives-detail/five-over-the-top-bloody-marys/

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has debuted Town Beach Imperial IPA, the fifth installment in its Private Stock series of 22-ounce limited edition offerings. The summer brew features pale and German Pilsner malts with Nugget, Chinook, Northern Brewer and Hallertau hops as a nod to the six German-American founders of the brewery in 1890. The 8.1%-abv IPA carries a label that’s reminiscent of the early 20th century packaging on Narragansett beers. The Private Stock series launched in December 2012 and has included Imperial Russian Stout, Imperial Black Steam, Imperial IPA and Imperial Bohemian Pilsner. Town Beach Imperial IPA retails for $5.99 a 22-ounce bottle and is available throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

 

French Wine Vintage Chart & Harvest Reports

Great Chart From French Wine Society

http://www.frenchwinesociety.org/vintage-charts/french-wine-vintage-chart-harvest-reports-dp2?lang=en

New Three Olives Flavor

Three Olives has introduced its newest flavor, Jacked Apple. The new vodka combines the flavors of ripe red apple and cinnamon spice, according to the company. Jacked Apple will be available in 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter sizes. The vodka has a suggested retail price of $21.00 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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Beer industry hits milestone not seen in more than 100 years

total number of breweries in operation at the end of June has topped the 3,000 mark.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101827293

Beer Distribution Explained With Cartoons

Watch A cartoon video to understand what keeps you from getting some of your favorite beers in your state.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/07/beer-distribution-explained-with-cartoons.html

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