Archive for the ‘Wine Education’ Category

St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 17, 2015

 

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Fine Irish Cab

750ml $13.99

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 15, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Petite Sirah

750ml $15.99

 

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 14, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2012 Pinot Noir

750ml $19.99

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 13, 2015



Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2013 Chardonnay



750ml $11.99

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Drew Bledsoe Family Wine

December 18, 2014

Drew Bledsoe’s Winery Doubleback Has A New Wine. Bledsoe Family Wine Red Blend. We Have It In Stock!! Nice 1 Liter Bottle For $49.99

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-29-14

November 29, 2014

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

 

Small Business Saturday Is Here!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

MA Direct Ship News

Wine And Cheese Pairings

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Do you need to smell wine to enjoy it?

Even if you’ve lost the ability to smell, you can still sniff out a good wine by focusing on your other senses, says Victoria Moore

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/11242783/Do-you-need-to-smell-wine-to-enjoy-it.html

 

3 breweries offer solid pumpkin beers

We still have MANY Pumpkin beers in stock.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/11/23/beer-man-punkin-ale/19334723/

JAMESON: A BRAND HISTORY

Two centuries since its birth, Jameson Irish whiskey – with its charm rooted in the streets of Dublin ­– can now boast its global appeal, writes Tom Bruce-Gardyne.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/11/jameson-a-brand-history/?article-source=newsletter&source=307&date=2014-11-24

How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It

Hotter and less predictable temperatures mean that much of the world’s premium wine regions are now under threat and new ones are emerging. How the wine industry is — and isn’t — reacting says a lot about the future of agriculture.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sandraeallen/how-climate-change-will-end-wine-as-we-know-it

WINE MOUTH SPRAY LAUNCHED

In time for the release of 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau last Thursday, a Lithuanian advertising agency has launched a wine mouth spray.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/wine-mouth-spray-launched/

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-sevrens/busting-wine-myths-that-a_1_b_6198384.html

New Direct Wine Shipper License Applications Now Available for Massachusetts

The 7-page application is fairly straightforward

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2014/11/24/new-direct-shipper-permit-applications-now-available-massachusetts/#sthash.NLuI0Gsh.dpuf

Festive Wines Yule Love

Celebrate the Season

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TOP 10 GADGET GIFTS FOR WINE LOVERS

What do you get the wine lover who has everything?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-gadget-gifts-for-wine-lovers/

Fellow Celiacs: Are You Drinking Your Gluten?

Beer, specialty coffee drinks and wine coolers could be sending gluten to your gut.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2014/11/25/fellow-celiacs-are-you-drinking-your-gluten

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

Ernie Button, a photographer in Phoenix, found art at the bottom of a whisky glass.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/art-in-a-whisky-glass-neatly-explained.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

As we head into the holiday season, monitoring your alcohol consumption so you remain healthy becomes even harder

http://www.blogher.com/my-social-drinking-has-led-weight-gain-how-do-i-cut-back?page=full

If You Blast Your Wine With Sound Waves, Does It Taste Better? We Tried To Find Out

Here’s a weird one to bust out at your next dinner party: A new machine says it can make your wine taste better by blasting it with sonic energy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/22/sonic-decanter_n_6199732.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618

The 100 Point Wine Score Explained

First popularised by America’s – and arguably the world’s – most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, the 100 point scale for evaluating wine has since become the default choice for wine critics and wine shows the world over.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-100-point-wine-score-explained/story-e6frg8h6-1227134534404?nk=9d2e42da409d6018282793f71dd9ad27

Kim Jong-un drinks snake wine to boost his sex life

Kim Jong-un has been guzzling litres of rare snake wine to perk up his love life with wife, it has been reported.

http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/kim-jong-un-drinks-snake-wine-to-boost-his-sex-life/

What do beer writers think of beer certifications?

It seems like every industry has private (non-governmental) certifications that can be earned by professionals looking to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and advance their career.

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http://blog.timesunion.com/beer/what-do-beer-writers-think-of-beer-certifications/3225/

Could This Device Destroy the Craft Beer Industry?

The Brits – those crafters of fine beer and ale – have just gone and created a prototype device that could revolutionize beer production.

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http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/11/25/hoppier-device-craft-beer/

What Is Ginger Beer, Anyway?

In comparison to ginger ale, ginger beer is more robust in flavor with a spicy quality

http://www.popsugar.com/food/What-Ginger-Beer-Difference-Between-Ginger-Beer-Ginger-Ale-7503333

Why It’s a Lot Easier to Spill Coffee than Beer

As opposed to carbonated beverages like beer, coffee often spills out of the cup regardless of how careful we walk. But why?

http://www.eastidahonews.com/2014/11/why-its-a-lot-easier-to-spill-coffee-than-beer/

Study Finds Moderate Wine Consumption May Decrease Age-Related Vision Loss

New study linking an active lifestyle and moderate wine consumption with less age-related visual acuity loss.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12344032.htm

‘DRINKING JACKET’ HITS KICKSTARTER TARGET

A jacket dubbed the “ultimate drinking accessory”, with its bottle opener zipper and dedicated hip flask pocket, could soon go into production after attracting $50,000 worth of investment from online backers.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drinking-jacket-hits-kickstarter-target/

TGI FRIDAY’S SUED OVER DRINKS MENU

A man charged $10.39 for a mixed drink at TGI Friday’s is suing the chain, claiming it deliberately failed to print the price of drinks on its menu to trick customers into paying more.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/tgi-fridays-sued-over-drinks-menu/

The Bittersweet Tale of Sauternes

Why Sauternes Is Underappreciated

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/dining/why-sauternes-is-underappreciated.html?ref=dining&_r=1

Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

Check out these modern variations on classic wine and cheese pairings

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-cheese-pairing-ideas/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=cec6df707b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-cec6df707b-62472929&mc_cid=cec6df707b&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Controversy brewing in Natick over liquor store proposal

Hundreds of people have signed a petition circulating at local liquor stores against Total Wine & More’s proposed expansion.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141127/News/141126901

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini have a new newsletter out

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Find Them Online

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-22-14

November 22, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-22-14

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

 

Our Thanksgiving Wine Pairing And Suggestions Newsletter

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This Week We Hosted Medway Adult Education For A

Wine And Pie Tasting With Big Y Supermarket

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Have A Safe An Happy Thanksgiving

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Take Care

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

We Are One Of Few Stores On Vinobly

Cork Vs Screwcap

 

AND MORE!

 

POLAR VORTEX MEDICINE DOSAGE CHART (WINE, LOTS OF WINE)

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WHERE DO WINE HEADACHES COME FROM?

Many people repeatedly and predictably suffer headaches after drinking wine in moderation. Few know precisely why.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-headaches-sulfites-and-biogenic-amines

Drinkers of the world unite! New alcohol lovers’ app labeled Facebook for boozehounds

Dubbed the Facebook for imbibers, a rebranded app hopes to bring carousers of every kind together no matter what their poison.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://rt.com/news/205179-swig-alcohol-lovers-app/

HOW TO MAKE SPARKLING WINES LIKE CHAMPAGNE [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The gadget that makes ANY wine taste good: Sonic Decanter uses sound waves to ‘age’ cheap plonk and boost its flavour in 20 minutes

Now there’s a gadget that claims to make cheap wine taste better, by accelerating the ageing process using high frequency sound waves.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2837672/The-gadget-makes-wine-taste-good-Sonic-Decanter-uses-sound-waves-age-cheap-plonk-boost-flavour-20-minutes.html

10 States That May Be Totally In Love With Craft Beer

Some states show their love for beer by proudly brewing their own. Other states show their lack of love for beer by producing a paltry amount.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12955213/1/the-10-most-beer-loving-states-in-america.html

Cicerone Program Introduces New Series of Educational Courses

The Cicerone Certification Program today announced a new series of live educational courses, dubbed “bootcamps”, to help train and educate those who sell and serve beer for a living.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/cicerone-program-introduces-new-series-of-educational-courses?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=274f78c99c-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-274f78c99c-168831693

The 8 Wrong Ways To Drink, Serve And Enjoy Wine

Is there a “right” way to drink wine? I’m not sure. But there are wrong ways.

http://palatepress.com/2014/11/wine/8-wrong-ways-drink-serve-enjoy-wine/

New Bud Light Brand Extension

AB InBev is reportedly set to extend its Bud Light brand in the U.S. with Mixx Tail, a new cocktail-beer hybrid. According to Ad Age, the Mixx Tail lineup is modeled after AB InBev’s existing Quilmes brand of cocktail-like brews, which is currently marketed in Argentina. Available next spring, the Mixx Tail brand could include Hurricane, Firewalker and Long Island Ice Tea flavors, although AB InBev declined to confirm those details. Mixx Tail’s reported rollout follows the success of AB InBev’s Margarita-inspired Bud Light Rita range, whose core Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita expressions sold 10.5 million and 11.5 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, respectively. Meanwhile, AB InBev recently announced plans to launch Oculto, a new 6%-abv Tequila-inspired beer, next year.

Boston Stores Where You Can Find Vinobly

We are proud to be one of the few stores on this app!

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KWV DITCHES SULPHUR FOR ROOIBOS

South African producer KWV has launched a ‘natural’ Pinotage using Rooibos and Honeybush wood in place of the wine industry’s standard preservative: sulphur dioxide.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/kwv-ditches-sulphur-for-rooibos/

New Film About Midwest Wine in Production

Now a group from Iowa have teamed up to produce Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland™.

http://midwestwinepress.com/2014/11/15/new-iowa-wine-video-production/

Comparing the same wine sealed with cork and screwcap

So are screwcaps ideal for sealing fine wines?

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/comparing-the-same-wine-sealed-with-cork-and-screwcap

2014 Vintage Report: California Wine Harvest

The first of our in-depth reports on how some of the world’s top wine regions fared this year

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50894

How important is defining an AVA? Ask anyone in Paso Robles

Terroir is very real and defines regions.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2014/11/18/paso-robles/

Giving Thanks to a Native American Variety: Norton [VIDEO]

Regardless of whether or not you actually like Norton grapes and wine, please enjoy Doug Frost, MS & MW, and his many personas in this short, humorous look into this native American grape:

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/11/giving-thanks-native-american-variety-norton-video.html/

 

The Surprising Things a Master Sommelier Can Teach You About Wine

Sommeliers are just one kind of wine expert who have sought out the training required to understand wine deeply enough t0 make our dining experiences fuller.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennguyen/2014/11/17/the-surprising-things-a-master-sommelier-can-teach-you-about-wine/

What Your Wine Choice Says About You, Whether You Prefer a Bottle of Red Or a Glass of White

Your choice of wine speaks volumes about

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bustle/what-your-wine-says-about-you_b_6042526.html

DRUNKEN BIRDS CRASH LAND ON BOOZY BERRIES

Boozed-up birds are falling from the sky in Canada after getting drunk on frost-fermented berries.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/drunken-birds-crash-land-on-boozy-berries/

20 boozy gifts for your alcohol-loving friends

Check out some of these gifts anyone would appreciate.

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http://mashable.com/2014/11/19/alcohol-beer-gifts/

Expert Beer Pairings That Will Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Even More Delicious

No more exciting time to pair turkey with one of the amazingly complex beers out there

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/thanksgiving-beer-pairings_n_6173648.html

Newcastle Introduces Scotch Ale

Newcastle is kicking off the brand-new series of “collaboration edition” beers made with some of Europe’s finest and oldest breweries.

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http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/11/17/newcastle-introduces-scotch-ale/2729/

TOP 10 BIZARRE US DRINKING LAWS

From the practical and protective to the inexplicably bizarre, America is home to some of the world’s oddest alcohol laws.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-bizarre-us-drinking-laws/

TOP 10 WINE FAUX PAS

The world of wine needn’t be an intimidating gauntlet of unexplainable terms and stuffy etiquette, but being aware of these common pitfalls can’t hurt.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/top-10-wine-faux-pas/

Pabst Blue Ribbon Deal Doesn’t Involve Russian Brewer After All

beer wasn’t sold to a Russian brewer after all.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/pabst-blue-ribbon-deal-doesn-t-involve-russian-brewer-after-all.html

Exotic Wines of Southern France

Wine Foly blog

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http://winefolly.com/review/exotic-southern-france-wine-regions/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=008cf1f7fd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-008cf1f7fd-62472929&mc_cid=008cf1f7fd&mc_eid=d73340fcba

WINE, BEER & BOOZE PAIRINGS FOR EVERY THANKSGIVING DISH

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FÜCKING BEER CAUSES OFFENCE

A beer supposedly named after the town of Fücking in Austria has sparked a new round of complaints after its ads appeared on the website of a political party.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/fking-beer-causes-problems/

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.

But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/11/20/365500037/moderate-drinker-or-alcoholic-many-americans-fall-in-between

MA Company New Importer For Daniel Bouju

Classic Imports, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based wine and spirits distributor Martignetti Companies, has been appointed U.S. importer for Daniel Bouju Cognac. The brand, which is produced from a traditional Charente still and double distilled, includes Fines Saveurs, Sélection Spéciale, VSOP, Empereur XO, Très Vieux, Brut de Fût and Royal offerings, ranging in price from $63 to $350 a bottle. Classic Imports’ other spirits labels include Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach, Brenne French Single Estate Malt Whisky and Domaine de Jouanda Armagnac

6 craft beer terms every beer geek should know

it’s helpful to get a grasp on some of the more common terms that beer writers and beer geeks use to discuss the beverage that enthralls them

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-craft-beer-terms-to-know-20141118-story.html

2014 Vintage Report: Italy Wine Harvest

Up and down “the Boot,” winemakers from Piedmont to Tuscany to Sicily report a challenging summer

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/50932

Is There a Solution to Bottle Variation?

Can closures be further improved? Would heat sensors prevent the sale of cooked bottles?

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/50917

The Results Of “Would You Rather” For Wine Lovers

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

DELONG-Maps-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Tasting-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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What To Serve With The Bird

November 20, 2014

Our Thanksgiving Food And Wine Pairings

And Suggestions Newsletter

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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

what to serve

 

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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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.

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Winter Is Here…Beer That Is!

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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Winter Beers Are Here!

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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.

IN STOCK

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.

Thanksgiving Beer

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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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http://buquad.com/2014/11/03/thanks-to-vinobly-wine-shopping-in-boston-just-got-a-lot-easier/

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.

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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

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-tell-corked-wine/?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

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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