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Liquor Industry News/Links 5-24-14

May 24, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-24-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART

A great backyard BBQ would not be complete without great wine to wash down all the food

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/bbq-wine-pairing-chart-infographic/?utm_source=The+Weekly+Drop&utm_campaign=36468f0981-February_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36468f0981-38937345

Memorial Day Cocktails

Memorial Day is more than just a nice day off of work and an excuse to have a BBQ.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/memorial-day-cocktails/

WINE HEADACHE CURES

we want to clear up one common misconception that surrounds wine headaches: sulfites do not cause headaches.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-headache-cures/?utm_source=The+Weekly+Drop&utm_campaign=36468f0981-February_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36468f0981-38937345

Study: Oaky taste lingers longer than fruity, apple flavor in Chardonnay

The oaky taste of Chardonnay fermented in wooden barrels really does linger on taste buds longer than the fruity, apple flavor

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/05/18/3200795/study-oaky-taste-lingers-longer.html

New Black Box

Constellation is extending its Black Box wine brand with a new California Pinot Noir offering. Retailing at $24.99 a 3-liter box, the new entry joins 10 other varietals offered by Black Box in 3-liter format (the brand also includes five varietal wines in 500-ml. Tetra Paks).

Constellation says the addition of Pinot Noir to Black Box should help the brand cross 4 million nine-liter cases this year. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Black Box rose 27% to 3.4 million cases last year, and has nearly doubled since 2010. Top competing brand Bota Box, part of DFV Wines’ portfolio, also recently added a Pinot Noir to its stable.

The Balvenie Introduces Its 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask Whisky

Limited and Collectable Release Embodies the Delights of Whisky Drawn from an Individual Cask of a Single Distillation

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http://www.bevnet.com/news/spirits/2014/the-balvenie-introduces-its-15-year-old-single-barrel-sherry-cask-whisky/

TOP 10 CRAFT VODKA BRANDS

While the big players continue to dominate the global vodka scene, there is a host of craft distilleries driving innovation in the category.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-craft-vodka-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=184&date=2014-05-20

 

RAPPER PITBULL FILES LAWSUIT OVER COCKTAIL NAME

Rap star Pitbull is suing the New Amsterdam Spirits Company over the name of its vodka cocktail, The Pit Bull.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/rapper-pitbull-files-lawsuit-over-cocktail-name/?article-source=newsletter&source=184&date=2014-05-20

Wine tasting + perfume = disaster

perfume takes a lot away from a really pleasant experience.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2014/05/20/wine-tasting-perfume-disaster/

Cocktail-Making Robot Promises to Pour ‘Perfect Drinks’

The open-source Barobot is an automated cocktail mixer that can hold up to 12 bottles of liquor at one time

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http://eater.com/archives/2014/05/20/cocktailmaking-robot-promises-to-pour-perfect-drinks.php

The Rise in Cinnamon Imitators Hasn’t Slowed Fireball Whiskey

Fireball will be one of the top five spirits brands

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-20/the-rise-in-cinnamon-imitators-hasnt-slowed-down-fireball-whiskey

Selectmen approve Hopkinton MA Farmers Market wine samples

Selectmen approved seasonal liquor licenses for Zoll Cellars Winery of Shrewbury and Vandervalk Farm in Mendon to give out 1-ounce samples of wine

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140520/NEWS/140529427

NEW RTD STOLI GINGER BEER LAUNCHES IN US

21st May, 2014 by Melita Kiely

Stolichnaya Vodka has launched a new RTD in the US called Stoli Ginger Beer in celebration of the classic Moscow Mule Cocktail.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/new-rtd-stoli-ginger-beer-launches-in-us/

The Dilemma with Organic vs Non-Organic Wine

Let’s find out why organic wines face a dilemma in the US and what you can do to drink more green.

http://winefolly.com/update/organic-wine-vs-non-organic-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=57191ca0ed-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-57191ca0ed-62472929&mc_cid=57191ca0ed&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

STUDENTS INVENT FIRST HANGOVER FREE ALCOHOL

21st May, 2014 by Lauren May

Three US college students have claimed to have invented the world’s first alcoholic malt beverage capable of preventing a hangover.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/students-invent-first-hangover-free-alcohol/?article-source=newsletter&source=881&date=2014-05-21

Red Wine: It May Stain Your Teeth But It Fights Cavities

What a glass or two of red wine can do to your pearly whites!

http://inventorspot.com/articles/red-wine-it-may-stain-your-teeth-it-fights-cavities

Pernod Ricard launches ‘Wise Drinking’ mobile app campaign

Cool new app! Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched a free digital application designed to promote responsible

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/22/pernod-ricard-launches-wise-drinking-mobile-app-campaign

TTB Reconsiders Use of “Estate Bottled” Following a Winery Sale

Interesting read on “estate bottled” rules

http://strikeandtechel.com/2014/05/21/ttb-reconsiders-use-of-estate-bottled-following-a-winery-sale/

Oenophiles Confirm Fruity Flavors Finish First

Wine researchers find that fruity flavors tend to finish quickest on the palate, whereas oaky flavors linger longer–as aficionados have long claimed.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/wine-fruity-flavors-finish-first/

Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Is The McMansion Of Stemware

New wine gadget! The Fountain Aerating Wine Glass is like a modern day Greek fountain

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/self-aerating-wineglass_n_5364394.html

Yuengling will enter Rhode Island in June

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is pleased to announce that it is expanding the distribution of its highly sought-after brands to the state of Rhode Island.

http://beerpulse.com/2014/05/yuengling-will-enter-rhode-island-in-june-with-cc-distributors-inc-3111/

Beer 101

here’s an overview of some of the most popular styles of beer, plus serving tips to bring out the best in each one.

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http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/beer-101/

TOP 10 SCOTCH CONSUMING NATIONS

Scotch whisky continues to be one of the most popular and valuable categories in the spirits industry, but which nations favor it the most? We are #1

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-scotch-consuming-nations/?article-source=newsletter&source=185&date=2014-05-22

Johnny Appleseed Cider

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Anheuser-Busch in April unveiled Johnny Appleseed, its first wholly new brand from in eight years. Johnny Appleseed is a refreshingly sweet and intense hard apple cider with a crisp apple bite, the company says. Made in Baldwinsville, NY, with apple juice sourced from apples in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as cider yeast and other natural ingredients, the cider has an ABV of 5.5%. Johnny Appleseed is available nationwide in 12-oz. glass bottles with a twist-off cap in six-packs and 12-packs, and sold individually in 16-oz. and 25-oz. cans. Draught distribution will be available starting this summer.

New Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan rum has introduced a new limited edition. Rolling out this month, Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum pays tribute to privateer and brand namesake Captain Henry Morgan, who raided and captured Panama City’s Fort San Lorenzo in 1671. The 35%-abv offering features a blend of spices and is finished in Spanish oak. Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum will be available nationwide, priced at $19.99 a 750-ml. Captain Morgan, which also added a new white rum ($15.99) earlier this year, grew U.S. volume 0.9% to 6.4 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank.

Why don’t alcoholic drinks have nutrition labels?

Shouldn’t beer, wine, and liquor be subject to at least the same labeling requirements as pomegranate juice?

http://www.freep.com/article/20140522/FEATURES08/305220211/1025/features/

Don’t Order Wine By The Glass

it’s time to make a big decision: a glass of wine or a bottle?

http://chicagoist.com/2014/05/22/dont_order_wine_by_the_glass.php

Best Alcoholic Drinks For Your Diet

A list of the lowest calorie offering for some classic favorites

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/best-alcoholic-drinks-diet/story?id=23742344

Roche Bros. earns beer and wine license in Wellesley MA, set to give up Bridgewater license

Wellesley continues to approve licenses for stores hoping to sell beer and wine, adding Roche Bros. and The Cheese Shop in the weeks after awarding its first-ever license to Fells Market.

http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20140522/NEWS/140528376

The big cork debate

THE status of cork as the closure of choice for wine bottles has been under threat for some time.

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http://www.bdlive.co.za/life/travel/2014/05/23/wine-the-big-cork-debate

Infused Vodkas

The craze for flavored spirits seems nowhere near exhausted.

http://www.edgeboston.com/style/food_drink/Features/159199/in_the_spirit:_infused_vodkas

New to America, Pine Liqueur

Liqueur which is made with pinecones

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http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/December-2013/New-to-America-Pine-Liqueur-Makes-a-Great-Holiday-Mixer/

New Evan Williams

Heaven Hill Distilleries is extending Evan Williams Bourbon with the summer release of Evan Williams Kentucky Slush to select test markets. The 12.5%-abv pre-mixed cocktail is made with the brand’s Bourbon along with Lemonade, Orange Juice and Sweet Tea flavors and will retail for about $14.99 a 1.75-liter bottle. Running under the marketing tagline of “For Seriously Refreshing Bourbon … Just Chill,” Kentucky Slush will be available June through August in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Evan Williams Bourbon earned 2013 Impact “Hot Brand” honors with 15% growth to 1.65 million cases for the year.

What is the best way for a beginner to learn the basics about wine?

People sometimes forget that even the biggest wine expert once was a beginner! – http://blog.kj.com/what-is-the-best-way-for-a-beginner-to-learn-the-basics-about-wine/#sthash.r4gpz9br.dpuf

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Liquor Industry News/Links 5-17-14

May 17, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-17-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Toast Like You’re at the Preakness

The Kentucky Derby may have the Mint Julep, but the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown held in Maryland on May 17, is all about the Black Eyed Susan

http://chilledmagazine.com/Drinks-detail/toast-like-youre-at-the-preakness/

MA Wine legislation uncorks debate

Another interesting article about MA wine direct shipping.

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_25721669/wine-legislation-uncorks-debate

If you drink wine and care about the planet, cork growers want your attention

production of natural cork has zero waste

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http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-05-09/if-you-drink-wine-and-care-about-planet-cork-growers-want-your-attention

How to Sniff and Taste Your Wine Like a Boss

Flavor is a combination of aroma, which is perceived through the nose, and taste, which is perceived in the mouth

https://ca.shine.yahoo.com/how-to-sniff-and-taste-your-wine-like-a-boss-201433626.html

Beer Foamer by Norm Architects

promises better pints

A new invention by Danish studio Norm Architects for Menu is designed to try and make your favourite beer taste even better

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/05/10/beer-foamer-norm-architects-menu/

Mark Wahlberg Is Going From Burgers To Beer In New Reality TV Show Deal!

The Big Brew Theory that will be executive produced by Mark!

http://perezhilton.com/fitperez/2014-05-09-mark-wahlberg-will-be-producing-a-new-reality-series-about-brewing-beer#.U24-EcYVzOw

What’s the deal with white whiskey?

Lets talk moonshine

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http://www.nooga.com/166336/whats-the-deal-with-white-whiskey/

‘Whisky: The Manual’ Tells You What To Drink And How

New book by Dave Broom

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2014/03/19/great-new-whisky-book-from-leading-expert/

Alcohol Impairment Chart

This chart is intended as a guide, NOT a guarantee!

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52905

NAPA VALLEY: DEFINING RUTHERFORD DUST

The term “Rutherford dust” gets applied to tasting notes of wines from that part of Napa Valley. But what does it really mean?

https://grapecollective.com/articles/napa-valley-defining-rutherford-dust

 

The complicated business of recreating a wine aroma

How wine aroma happens is both very simple and very, very complicated.

http://wineoscope.com/2014/05/08/the-complicated-business-of-recreating-a-wine-aroma/

What makes one wine cost more than another?

is the $50 wine really over 200% better than the $15 bottle or are you just paying to finance the winery’s fancy tasting room?

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http://wwsnapasonoma.com/what-makes-one-wine-cost-more-than-another/

What Do I Need to Learn About Italian Wine?

Nice review of Italian wines

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2014/05/what-do-i-need-to-learn-about-italian.html

Why Some Wine Smells like a Farmyard

Where do these rustic aromas of farmyard, barnyard, old saddle leather, sweaty socks and cured meat come from?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-smells-like-farmyard-brettanomyces/

What You Need To Know About Wine Additives

Did you know that there are a lot of wine additives used in producing wine?

http://winefolly.com/review/wine-additives/

Society Of Wine Educators Revolutionizes Certification Process

The Society of Wine Educators announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Pearson VUE testing centers

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12705312/1/society-of-wine-educators-revolutionizes-certification-process.html

 

RESVERATROL BENEFITS IN RED WINE A ‘MYTH’

13th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

Having been credited with reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, a new study has found that resveratrol’s health benefits are a “myth”.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/resveratrol-benefits-in-red-wine-a-myth/?article-source=newsletter&source=875&date=2014-05-13

TOP 10 RED WINE HEALTH CLAIMS

This week a study claimed that the health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, could have been grossly overhyped, despite scientists from across the world repeatedly hailing its benefits.

red wine tasting man

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-red-wine-health-claims/?article-source=newsletter&source=875&date=2014-05-13

 

TOP 10 WAYS TO RECYCLE A BEER KEG

After the success of our top 10 ways to recycle a wine barrel, we decided to turn our attention to beer, discovering a host of weird and wonderful ways to transform the humble keg.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-ways-to-recycle-a-beer-keg/?article-source=newsletter&source=875&date=2014-05-13

BUFFALO TRACE: ‘NO END IN SIGHT’ TO BOURBON SHORTAGE

12th May, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Buffalo Trace has claimed that its Bourbon shortages “still remain” and there is “no way to predict” when supply will catch up with booming demand.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/buffalo-trace-no-end-in-sight-to-bourbon-shortage/?article-source=newsletter&source=182&date=2014-05-13

US DISTILLERY BREEDS PIGS TO TASTE LIKE WHISKEY

9th May, 2014 by Melita Kiely

A US distillery has embarked on an experiment to see if it can breed pigs that taste like whiskey.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/us-distillery-breeds-pigs-to-taste-like-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=182&date=2014-05-13

MA Gov. Deval Patrick proposes eliminating liquor license cap, mayors respond positively

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed to eliminate the cap on liquor licenses in communities around the state, and local leaders couldn’t be drunker with delight.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/05/gov_deval_patrick_proposes_to.html

Wine descriptors

descriptions of what to look for in the aromatics and palate flavors of the wine.

http://www.cdapress.com/news/healthy_community/article_585f5485-2a56-5ea8-b34f-fdeb6f8fcce4.html

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Robert Mondavi Winery

It’s 10 years since Constellation Brands bought Robert Mondavi Winery. W. Blake Gray pays a visit and discovers Cabernet reigns supreme.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/05/10-things-every-wine-lover-should-know-about-robert-mondavi-winery

Uproot Wines uses a visual “Flavor Palette” to represent the various notes in each bottle.

instead of a traditional wine label featuring the variety and year, they use a bold color block system on the front of their bottles and move the other information to the back label.

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http://www.psfk.com/2014/05/color-block-wine-flavor-label.html#!NGjxb

Wente Vineyards Update

;Livermore, California-based Wente Vineyards has revamped the packaging for its flagship wine portfolio. Featuring a more contemporary look and updated color scheme, the Wente Vineyards redesign also places added emphasis on Wente’s Single Vineyard and Estate Grown designations. To better differentiate the two tiers, Single Vineyard labels now include a signature from winemaker Karl Wente, while Estate Grown labels feature a watermark of the Wente family’s Cresta Blanca estate. Debuting later this month, the redesigned packaging will be available at retail nationwide. Along with its eponymous brand, Wente Vineyards—an Impact “Hot Brand” up 16% to 335,000 cases in 2013—the company also produces Entwine, a brand launched in partnership with the Food Network.

Can making your wine listen to music improve its flavour?

Its the latest bonkers trend to come out of the viticulture industry – and although, yes, it’s almost certainly nonsense, it’s no stranger than a lot of ideas kicking around in the wine world

portrait of Joao Nathis, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/may/15/making-wine-listen-music-improve-flavour

 

A summer reading list for wine fans

What kind of person reads a 620-page book listing all 2,000 native Italian grapes? Or an off-the-wall mystery that involves murder in a vineyard in Provence?

Why, it’s one of us — a wine fan

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/14/4116934/book-it-a-summer-reading-list.html

The most overrated white, red varietals

What other varietals do I regularly find to be overrated?

http://www.rgj.com/story/life/food/2014/05/15/janes-wine-overrated-white-red-varietals/9046133/

Book by News’ Beer Nut examines history of Boston brewing

MetroWest Daily News reporter Norman Miller, who pens the Beer Nut column, recently changed tack, however, and shifted his attention backward. His new book, “Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub,”

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140515/News/140517782

Vermont needs credit for new IPA style beer

Whether you love it or hate it, the India pale ale, or IPA for short, continues to get the most coverage of any beer style in the United States

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/food/2014/05/15/vermont-needs-credit-new-ipa-style-beer/9092721/

Six Ways To Keep Opened Wine Fresh

What’s the best way to keep an unfinished bottle of wine tasting fresh?

http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/life_leisure/six_ways_to_keep_opened_wine_fresh_VH0uG9FLSN6DaH1jbuaYUO

HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE, WITH A BIKE PUMP

15th May, 2014 by Neal Baker

We’ve all been there – settled down for a picnic with a lovely bottle of red in the hamper, and the realisation dawns that you haven’t packed a corkscrew. But now you need not despair, especially if you have cycled to your secluded spot…

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/bike-pump-corkscrew-trick/?article-source=newsletter&source=792&date=2014-01-31

This Buds For You!

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched new red, white and blue packaging on Budweiser cans and bottles as part of an initiative aimed at helping military families. Using codes on the packaging, consumers can donate $1 to military families. The company expects the codes and contributions from wholesalers to account for up to $3 million in donations, which will provide more than 600 scholarships to families of soldiers killed or disabled in action. Budweiser partnered with the foundation in 2010 and with its wholesalers has raised almost $10 million to date.

New Josh Red Blend

Josh Cellars brand, and is eyeing other opportunities across the burgeoning red blend category. Josh Cellars’ new offering, Legacy, is a blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah that retails at around $15. It joins a brand portfolio that includes Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varietals ranging from $14-$17 a bottle.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 5-9-14

May 9, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

5-10-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Four Great California Wine Country Recipes for Mother’s Day

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day lunch of recipes inspired by California wine country’s fresh, seasonal ingredients

http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/04292014

 

31st ANNUAL

San Diego International
Wine Competition

This is one of the largest competitions in the nation with over 1000 entries from 17 countries. Results:

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http://www.sdiwc.com/results_sd.html

 

Coppola Winery

Coppola Winery Is A Sonoma Disneyland For Wine Lovers

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-297-19103-coppola-winery.html

 

Marsala Vs Vernaccia. The charm of the competition for the first DOC

Every detail historical and cultural heritage is fundamental in marketing strategies. And so break out the “provincialism” claiming primates of all kinds should discern their own wine from all the others

http://www.teatronaturale.com/article/4720.html

 

Keep the Licenses Flowing

Cambridge MA does well eschewing Mass. liquor regulations

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/5/5/keep-the-licenses-flowing/

 

How to Build a Beer Book Library

There is a certain comfort and security that comes with a shelf or bedside table piled high with books; a tangible sense of knowledge available for your consumption.

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http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/05/essential-beer-books-best-books-for-beginners-beer-brewing.html

 

MA Wineries could hold free tastings if law passes

Massachusetts wineries may soon be able to offer free samples of their products.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140502/NEWS/405020329

 

How To Talk To A Sommelier

An ongoing series addressing real-life questions about wine

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/05/02/wine-life-how-to-talk-to-a-sommelier/

 

Buying Wedding Wines: What to Get and How Much

If you’re looking into buying your own wedding wines, then you’ve already taken the smartest step forward by caring enough to find out more!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/buying-wedding-wines/

 

MAPS: Here Are The Countries That Love American Booze

Read more:

 http://www.businessinsider.com/vinepair-wine-beer-export-maps-2014-5#ixzz30w0I2dQp

 

Dinner Party Wine Calculator

Great website to plug in numbers

http://vinepair.com/dinner-party-calculator/

 

What type of beer are you?

Take the quiz

http://www.playbuzz.com/9news10/what-type-of-beer-are-you

 

The sagrantino grape makes a comeback

In the 1960s, the sagrantino grape was disappearing from the hillsides around the town of Montefalco, in Italy’s Umbria region

http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_25678279/wine-sagrantino-grape-makes-comeback

 

Natural wine – it may not be what you expect

The truth is, there is currently no legal definition of what natural wine is.

https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/natural-wine-may-not-expect-120800191.html

 

11 trends to consider for your wine list

What’s hot on our wine lists right now?

http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/11-trends-to-consider-for-your-wine-list

 

Yuengling beer returning to Conn

D.G. Yuengling & Son could be returning to the Nutmeg State as early as this summer.

http://wtnh.com/2014/05/05/yuengling-beer-returning-conn/

 

Cracking the Tequila Code: The Easy Way to ID the Distillery (and See If They Make Quality Stuff)

Does that fancy tequila taste strangely similar to that cheap one? Check the NOM number and never get cheated again.

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http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/05/cracking-tequilas-code-how-to-id-the-distillery-and-see-if-they-make-quality-stuff.html

 

Sam Adams Longshot Release

;Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has released the 2014 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. The pack, which features the winning entries from the brewer’s 2013 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, features two bottles each of Russ Brunner’s American Stout, Cesar Marron’s Grätzer and Teresa Bury’s Pineapple IPA. The LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide, priced at $7.99-$9.99 each. Held annually, the LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to highlight talented homebrewers from around country

 

BOURBON BARREL SHORTAGE TO LAST TWO YEARS, DISTILLERS WARN

6th May, 2014 by Becky Paskin

The current shortage of American oak blighting the Bourbon industry will be “short lived”, but is expected to last up to two years, distillers have warned.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/bourbon-barrel-shortage-to-last-two-years-distillers-warn/?article-source=newsletter&source=180&date=2014-05-06

 

BEAUTY INDUSTRY LOOKING TO THE WINE WORLD

6th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

An increasing number of skincare brands are latching onto the antioxidant properties found in grapes and incorporating them into their beauty products.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/beauty-industry-looking-to-the-wine-world/?article-source=newsletter&source=869&date=2014-05-06

 

Rustic Modernism: A New Age for Mexican Spirits

Can a category of spirits defined by an intense bond with tradition innovate without abandoning authenticity? Nils Bernstein explores the developing relationship between history and modernity in Mexican spirits.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/rustic-modernism-a-new-age-for-mexican-spirits/

 

How to Make Your Own Wine Aroma Kit for $30

Improve your ability to pick out aromas in a glass of wine with the use of an aroma kit.

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Meet VIVA, the label for sustainable wine

Consumers need to be aware of the environmental commitment of the Italian wine sector. From now on this will be ensured by a new label

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http://www.rinnovabili.it/en/meet-viva-label-for-sustainable-wine-666/

 

What is a vineyard-designated wine?

Len Napolitano

More geographically specific than a wine appellation, or even a sub-AVA, is a vineyard of grape origin.

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/what-vineyard-designated-wine-6?utm_source=wctw+newsletter&utm_campaign=cae39e1b0e-WCTW_Newsletter_1_4_121_3_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_677d5c9c1c-cae39e1b0e-209968790

 

How to Tell if Your Wine Habit is Healthy

You’ve seen the research showing that moderate wine consumption can benefit health, but how do we find the balance between moderate and over-consumption?

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/wine-and-health-how-to-find-the-balance.html

 

TWITTER 25: OUR EDITORS CHOOSE THE BEST IN WINE

If you tweet into the Twittersphere, but no one follows, does it make a sound?

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-25-top-wine-tweeters

 

Why It’s Okay to Send Back that Bottle of Wine

it is within one’s rights to return a bottle of wine in any circumstance ­ even if there’s nothing (technically) wrong with the wine.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/sending-back-wine

 

Peak Organic Brewing receives Non-GMO Project verification

Peak Organic Brewing Co. announced that it has received a Non-GMO Project verification for its beer.

http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/packaging-distribution/peak-organic-brewing-receives-non-gmo-project-verification/

 

The Surprising History of Making Alcohol a Powdered Substance

A startup is seeking approval to sell alcohol in tiny inconspicuous packets. But the science is decades old

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/surprising-history-powdered-alcohol-180951278/?no-ist

 

Understanding France’s Complex Burgundy Wine Region

one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious wine regions: Burgundy, France

http://www.thedailymeal.com/sommelier-certification-understanding-france-s-complex-burgundy-wine-region

 

America’s taste in beer, in five maps

There is an unmistakable geography to beer preferences in America.

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/7/5687138/americas-taste-in-beer-in-five-maps

 

The Multisensory Psychology of Wine Tasting

The premise behind the research is simple: How do environmental factors like colour and sound affect your sense of taste?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-multisensory-psychology-of-wine-tasting

 

New Bota Box

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) boxed wine brand Bota Box has officially launched its new Pinot Noir entry, first reported by Shanken News Daily on March 17. Made with fruit sourced from Chile’s Valle Central appellation, Bota Box Pinot Noir is currently available in the brand’s core 3-liter format, priced at $22.99. The new expression brings Bota Box’s portfolio to a total of 11 varietals, six of which are also offered in 500-ml. Tetra Pak formats. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Bota Box was up 14% last year to reach 2.6 million cases, making it DFV’s largest brand.

 

THEORY OF FIVE BASIC TASTES ‘OUTDATED’

7th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

The idea that humans can only detect five basic tastes is “outdated” and needs to be revised, according to an Oxford University professor.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/theory-of-five-basic-tastes-outdated/

Why does wine taste worse up in the air?

Red wines seem to suffer most, but champagne not so much.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/food/10028354/Why-does-wine-taste-worse-up-in-the-air

 

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April 26, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

4-26-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Organic Wine: What is it? Toast Earth Day with Wine, Naturally

What is organic wine and how is it different from “inorganic wine”?

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/best-organic-wine-natural/

Wine bottles get second life

Arizona Company Recycles Wine Bottles

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http://refreshglass.com

Why alcohol levels in wine are rising

Good Info On Alcohol Levels In Wine

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/why-alcohol-levels-in-wine-are-rising-1-3381891

The 10 Biggest Brewers in America

The good folks at the Brewers Association build this list every year based on annual sales volumes

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/04/19/the-10-biggest-brewers-in-america.aspx

Powdered Alcohol, Coming to a Liquor Store Near You

This is just a crazy product you must read about.

And it was U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Approved!!

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http://gawker.com/powdered-alcohol-coming-to-a-liquor-store-near-you-1565094422

Follow up

Powdered alcohol approval was an error

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/21/newser-powdered-alcohol/7960361/

 

10 great beer cocktails for spring

Beer mixology isn’t about improving beer, it’s about improving the cocktail.

http://www.nj.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/04/10_great_beer_cocktails_for_sp.html

Should sulphur in wine be curtailed?

Organic food is probably showing the highest growth percentage in the premium sector

http://citizen.co.za/163395/should-sulphur-be-curtailed/

Debunking Screw Cap Myths

Screw caps give the winery control on how the wine is going to develop at a level that cork cannot.

http://www.drfrankwines.com/index.cfm?method=blog.BlogDrilldown&blogEntryID=915f8b02-ec43-4727-b9e2-857c0ef6c0b7

5 Reasons Why Lodi, California is the Next Napa Valle

Read More http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/04/why-lodi-is-the-next-napa.html#ixzz2zcSWT27j

How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great

Wine has been thoroughly industrialized read about some crazy wine stats and methods

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http://www.wired.com/2014/04/how-to-make-wine-taste-good/

25 Wine-Inspired Baby Names

you may want to draw inspiration from your favorite beverage when it comes down to naming your kiddo!

http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/171414/25_wineinspired_baby_names

Why Does Bonking Beer Bottles Trigger a Foam Eruption?

Watch The Video:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/why-does-bonking-beer-bottles-trigger-a-foam-eruption/

IN HONOR OF PALCOHOL POWDERED ALCOHOL, HERE ARE 11 TOTALLY BIZARRE BOOZE TRENDS

Some other crazy liquor items

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/21896-in-honor-of-palcohol-powdered-alcohol-here-are-11-totally-bizarre-booze-trends

Beer-favored lollipops hit the market

Beer is awesome, and so is candy… so why not mix them, asks a spokesman for Lollyphile, a gourmet lollipop company based in Austin, Texas.

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http://www.examiner.com/article/beer-favored-lollipops-hit-the-market

MODERATE CONSUMPTION GOOD FOR KIDNEYS

25th April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

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A small glass of wine a day is good for your kidneys and can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/moderate-consumption-good-for-kidneys/?article-source=newsletter&source=862&date=2014-04-25

New Shipyard Mix Pack

Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Company has released a year-round variety pack of its India Pale Ales. The Shipyard Variety IPA 12-pack features the 5.8%-abv Fuggles IPA, Monkey Fist IPA (6.9%-abv), Black IPA (6.2%-abv) and XXXX IPA (9.25%-abv) and will be available in the more than 40 states within the brewery’s distribution footprint. The suggested retail price of the pack is $16.99. Founded in 1994, Shipyard Brewing has annual production of more than 166,000 barrels and was ranked as the 15th-largest craft brewer in the U.S. by the Brewers Association.

BEER COULD LOWER ARTHRITIS RISK IN WOMEN

23rd April, 2014 by Lauren May

Women who drink two to four beers a week have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has claimed.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/beer-could-lower-arthritis-risk-in-women/?article-source=newsletter&source=861&date=2014-04-24

THE WORLD’S MOST FATTENING DRINKS

From a Long Island iced tea to a white Russian we reveal which drinks have the highest number of calories.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/03/the-top-high-and-low-calorie-drinks-revealed/?article-source=newsletter&source=792&date=2014-01-31

A Crazy Did You Know

In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups

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3 Ocean State Job Lots in MA Now Selling Cheap Beer, Wine

All beer six packs are being sold at the same price.

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http://norwood.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/3-ocean-state-job-lots-in-ma-now-selling-cheap-beer-wine

Heineken Introduces Tequila-Flavored Lager, Desperados

a one-of-a-kind beer blended with tequila barrel-aged lager that delivers a uniquely refreshing and smooth taste

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/heineken-introduces-tequila-flavored-lager-desperados

5 important things to know about beer

Beer is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, and that has bred myths

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/04/24/5-important-things-to-know-about-beer/8086341/

Beer glass basics

In Germany each beer has its own designated drinking vessel

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http://www.dw.de/beer-glass-basics/g-17512916

New California Wine Shipment Numbers

California wine shipments within the U.S. rose 3% to 215 million cases last year, according to data from the Wine Institute. By retail value, shipments rose 5%, to an estimated $23.1 billion. According to industry experts, California wine growth was driven in part by 2012’s large harvest, as well as high critical acclaim from recent vintages. Additionally, strong sales of premium table wines in the $10-and-above segment, which increased 9% by volume and accounted for nearly half of winery revenues, have contributed to California’s climb. California sales to domestic and international markets, meanwhile, rose 3% by volume to 258 million cases.

New Shock Top Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev has extended its Shock Top brand with Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat, a new limited edition entry. A Belgian-style unfiltered ale, Twisted Pretzel Wheat is made with wheat, caramel malt, orange peels and pretzel flavoring. The 5.2%-abv entry will be available on draft for a limited time at more than 150 beer festivals nationwide, as well as at special events and select retail locations. Shock Top, whose core portfolio includes its Belgian White, Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat, Apple Wheat and Raspberry Wheat labels, was down 2.6% last year to 7.7 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank

A cheat sheet on the California drought

Here’s a primer to keep the water-cooler conversation flowing when the subject turns to the California drought.

http://californiawaterblog.com/2014/04/24/a-cheat-sheet-on-the-california-drought/

3 Glasses of Wine Can Lead to Overeating

A recent survey has found that three glasses of wine serve as the tipping point after which it is difficult for people to stop themselves from binge drinking and bing eating.

http://www.sommelierindia.com/blog/2014/04/3_glasses_of_wine_can_lead_to.html

Michigan winemaking families featured in the all new reality series WINE WARRIORS

currently in production.

http://www.winewarriors.com

When Champagne is… cremant

Sparkling wines produced in France outside the Champagne region are known as cremants.

http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/when-champagne-is-cremant-1.1680400#.U1pgVccQ6qk

The True Bar Behind True Detective

You’ve probably never heard of Bayou Gauche—a small, rural fishing village in southeastern Louisiana—but there’s a decent chance you’ve seen an image of it before. Most recently, it appeared on the HBO series True Detective,

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/the-true-bar-behind-true-detective/

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Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

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Liquor Industry News/Links 4-19-14

April 19, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

4-19-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Our Easter Newsletter

Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Easter Wine!

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http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Easter-Newsletter-And-Sale-Items.html?soid=1103889869452&aid=bMw7VsHtB6g

A look at a European wine back label

EU wine producers now have to write “contains sulfites” in every official EU language.

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http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/04/a-look-at-european-wine-back-label.html

Jack’s Abby scores two medals at World Beer Cup

Jack’s Abby Brewing of Framingham took home two medals, including a gold, from the World Beer Cup in Colorado

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140412/News/140418461

New liquor licenses get committee OK In MA

Three North Shore communities are one step closer to getting a crop of new liquor licenses. All the licenses had been requested by local communities through home rule petitions to the Legislature.

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1445044350/New-liquor-licenses-get-committee-OK

Follow Up

Gov. Patrick signs off on liquor license legislation

http://homenewshere.com/daily_times_chronicle/news/burlington/article_78e8126c-c647-11e3-859c-001a4bcf887a.html

Calories in Wine

We always get many questions on calories in wine.

Here is a great guide.

You can also use this formula:

1.6 x percentage x oz in glass

So this means if you have 10% alcohol, and 4oz in your glass, you would do

1.6 x 10 x 4

which is 64 calories.

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http://winefolly.com/update/calories-in-wine/

Mondovino Director Releases Natural Wine Documentary

The director of the controversial but highly acclaimed documentary Mondovino is back with a new film, celebrating natural wine producers in Italy.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/02/mondovino-director-releases-natural-wine-documentary

White pinot noir? Like Champagne, without the bubbles

What do you get when you pick cool-climate pinot noir grapes early, press them ever so gently, and limit skin contact? White wine.

http://www.mercurynews.com/corkheads/ci_25565593/wine-white-pinot-noir-like-champagne-without-bubbles

Terroir Talk: Tasting the Earth in Your Wine

A useful term that will help you become a savvy wine drinker

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/terroir-talk-tasting-earth-your-wine

 

GADGET GEEKS INVENT SONIC BEER FOAMER

14th April, 2014 by Lauren May

A gadget-loving company has created an ultra-sonic device which it says will ensure your beer will always have the perfect head and will never go flat.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/gadget-geeks-invent-sonic-beer-foamer/

Forget the Freezer, This Device Frosts a Beer Glass In Just 10 Seconds

The device connects to a CO2 tank or cylinder you’ll have to provide yourself, and using an over-sized spout it fills a glass with a frosty blast that will have it chilled in about ten seconds.

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http://gizmodo.com/forget-the-freezer-this-device-frosts-a-beer-glass-in-1562948209

30 Phrases Every Drinker Should Know

Whether you’re a boozehound or not, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you’re mixing or ordering drinks.

http://www.businessinsider.com/30-phrases-every-drinker-should-know-2014-4?IR=T

Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses

In honor of the 89th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby®’s designation as the “Run for the Roses,” Woodford Reserve will offer an exclusive $1,000 Mint Julep Cup to raise funds for a good cause at Kentucky Derby 140

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http://www.livetradingnews.com/kentucky-derby-run-for-the-roses-44149.htm#.U00h-1wVzOw

Nine outrageously expensive drinks in Las Vegas

Vegas loves to test your limits. If you think a $15 to $20 cocktail is overpriced, think again.

http://blog.vegas.com/las-vegas-nightlife/nine-outrageously-expensive-drinks-in-las-vegas-45473/

Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

By Rachel Arthur+, 15-Apr-2014

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company.

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http://www.dairyreporter.com/R-D/Viagra-ice-cream-flavoured-with-Champagne

New Bacardi Rum Flavor

Bacardi is adding a new flavor

extension, Mango Fusion, to its flagship rum brand. Billed as a fusion of mango with a hint of orange, the newcomer will retail at around $15 a 750-ml., and will also come in 50-ml., 200-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter sizes. Bacardi Mango Fusion’s launch will be backed with national digital media, on- and off-premise sampling and promotion.

New Jack Daniels

Brown-Forman has announced the launch of a new limited-edition whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye. A follow-up to another successful limited release, 2012’s Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye, the new Rested Rye is crafted from a mashbill of 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. According to Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett, the whiskey was rested for “two cycles of the Tennessee seasons” in new, lightly toasted and charred barrels. Debuting in select markets this month, Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is 80 proof and will retail at $49.99 a 750-ml.

Dewar’s launches new look and global campaign

Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky has been given a new visual identity and bottle design.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15379-dewar-s-launches-new-look-and-global-campaign.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Apr_15&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

Turn Your Easter Leftovers Into Cocktails

Cocktails from Easter Food Leftovers

http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/turn-your-easter-leftovers-into-cocktails/

How the Moon Affects Wine

Biodynamics and moon phases

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/werewolf-in-napa-how-the_b_5157592.html

Top Wine Terms Defined

We’re popping the cork on wine’s most misunderstood words.

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http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/12-Esoteric-Wine-Terms-Defined/

Wine Disguised as a Bouquet of Flowers

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Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/04/15/wine-disguised-bouquet-flowers-beautiful-winners-2013-adesign-award-competition/#XcEQbdqGrePyVL9d.99

THE TRUTH ABOUT SCREW TOPS VS. WINE CORKS

The reason that screw caps were even brought into the equation is because natural cork was proving an unreliable and expensive material

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/04/15/the_truth_about_screw_tops_vs_wine_corks.html

The State of American Beer

What’s rising, what’s fading, and what people are really drinking

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/the-state-of-american-beer/360583/

Sales of mead exceed growth rates for beer, wine and spirits

Mead sales increased 130% from 2012 to 2013

http://www.foodbev.com/news/sales-of-mead-exceed-growth-rates-for-be#.U0-1xMYVzOw

 

Do we need another Sonoma appellation?

Proposed West Sonoma Coast appellation

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2014/04/16/do-we-need-another-sonoma-appellation/

 

Grey Goose Extends With Melon Flavor

Bacardi is introducing a new flavor extension for Grey Goose, set to roll out this spring. Grey Goose Le Melon, which will retail at $30 a 750-ml., is made with 100% natural essence from rare Cavaillon melons sourced from Provence. Le Melon joins Cherry Noir, La Poire, L’Orange and Le Citron in the Grey Goose flavor line.

The new flavor launch coincides with the brand’s multi-million dollar “Fly Beyond” ad campaign, which debuted in recent months. The third-largest imported vodka brand in the U.S. market behind Absolut and Svedka, Grey Goose has hovered around the 3.4-million-case mark since 2008, slipping 2% last year to 3.38 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

 

JACK DANIEL’S UPS RYE WHISKEY OFFERING

16th April, 2014 by Lauren May

Jack Daniel’s has launched its second rye whiskey expression, and its first to be barrel-matured,  following on from its 2012 release of Unaged Tennessee Rye.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/jack-daniels-ups-rye-whisky-offering/?article-source=newsletter&source=857&date=2014-04-16

 

Super Mario Bros. theme played on wine glasses

This ultimate tribute to Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Yoshi uses drinking glasses, pencils, and even a frying pan to play the iconic theme song.

http://youtu.be/9TTioMbNT9I

Types of Wine Bottles

Wine Folly Blog

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CHINA’S NEXT MOVE: HOW THE WINE SUPERPOWER CONTINUES TO GROW

There’s little left to be unsure about when it comes to how much Chinese drinkers love wine.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/chinas-next-move-how-the-wine-superpower-continues-to-grow

  

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Mom’s Time Out Wine Tasting

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Join Helium Party Place And Franklin Liquors

Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-time-out-tickets-11096380573

ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting

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Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

May 8th 7pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/176008992/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 4-12-14

April 12, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

4-12-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW,CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Hot dogs and beer: See what $20 buys at the ballpark

Check what $20 Gets you at every park.

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/economy/mlb-prices-2014/

Pairing the right wine with your Easter ham

Wine suggestions for Easter Ham

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http://northdallasgazette.com/2014/04/06/pairing-the-right-wine-with-your-easter-ham/

Boz Scaggs The Accidental Winemaker INTERVIEW

Boz Scaggs has been quietly evolving from musician to wine-maker over the years

http://www.noise11.com/news/boz-scaggs-the-accidental-winemaker-20140407

WATCH HOW WINE CONSUMPTION RISES OR FALLS IN 50 STATES 1994-2011

Map of USA Changes with Stats from 1994-2011

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-consumption-in-50-states

Getting to Grips with the Wine Grapes of Italy

New wine book about all grapes in Italy

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/04/getting-to-grips-with-the-wine-grapes-of-italy

New Coors Light Summer Brew

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This limited edition release is a citrus radler (aka Coors Light lager brewed with citrus juice).  It’s no surprise with the popularity of the Flavored Malt Beverage / Shandy category that Coors Light would make an entry, and you get to be first to see it.  Coors Light Summer Brew will be packaged in 10oz cans and it will have 100 calories in a 10z serving.

Narragansett & Del’s Shandy

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That’s right! The famous lemonade maker, Del’s, and Narragansett are teaming up to bring you a great Summer Shandy that truly is sold on merit. This brew will only be around for a limited time!

Disney’s Frozen – “LET IT GO” on Wine Glasses and Pots

Watch the video

http://youtu.be/N8IEas-ou4c

Patron Who Didn’t Like Wine Loses Suit Against Retailer

A Manhattan judge has dismissed a fraudulent inducement lawsuit filed against a wine store and its owner by a customer who bought six $12.99 bottles of a wine he didn’t like.

http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202650104914/Patron-Who-Didn%27t-Like-Wine-Loses-Suit-Against-Retailer#ixzz2yILOUYae

Understanding an Italian Wine List

Wine Folly Blog

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/understanding-italian-wine-list/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=c81d9488ae-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-c81d9488ae-62472929&mc_cid=c81d9488ae&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Delicious Variations of Gin & Tonic Cocktails

Rather than mixing up just an ordinary Gin & Tonic

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/delicious-variations-of-gin-tonic-cocktails/

A High-End Beer Glass That Makes Your Stouts Taste Better

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Spiegelau’s latest brew-specific vessel is precision-engineered for maximum enjoyment when you’re drinking a stout, thanks to a combination of high-end glass, strategic curves, and the inherent deliciousness of beer itself.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/spiegelau-stout-glass/

Displaying beer alcohol content now legal in Maine

It’s now legal for bars and breweries in Maine to publicly display the alcohol content of their beer.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/9/displaying-beer-alcohol-content-now-legal-in-maine/#ixzz2yOKz60R9

Flag Hill’s(NH) Karner Blue Gin scores with Wine Enthusiast

The newest product released by Flag Hill Distillery

We have MANY Flag Hill Products in stock!

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140409/GJBUSINESS_01/140409424/-1/FOSNEWS0415

Beer, Wine Bills Backed By Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry In RI

Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party. A few bills under consideration in the General Assembly aim to change that

http://ripr.org/post/beer-wine-bills-backed-farm-breweries-and-wineries-not-liquor-industry

Five Myths About Kosher Wines

Five common myths about wines that are Kosher for Passover

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/five-myths-about-kosher-wines/4814

PAPER WINE BOTTLE MAKER FOLDS

10th April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

GreenBottle, maker of the world’s first paper wine bottle, has gone into administration just five months after debuting its first line in the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/paper-wine-bottle-maker-folds/

 

Our Easter Food And Wine Pairing Guide

Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Easter Wine!

 

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

 

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Join Helium Party Place And Franklin Liquors

Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

RSVP Event Limited to 20

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-time-out-tickets-11096380573

ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting

esbe

Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

May 8th 7pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/176008992/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 4-5-14

April 5, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

4-5-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Rhode Island man facing charges in Vermont after troopers find 33 gallons of wine in his Cadillac

Possible one year in jail for stocking up sound fair to you?

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http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/vermont_state_police_charge_rh.html

The Resurgence of Cheap Old-School Mass Market Beer

Miller Lites use of retro cans increases sales.

http://time.com/41995/the-resurgence-of-cheap-old-school-mass-market-beer/

Want the Most Booze per Calorie? Skip Liquor and Go For Champagne

Interesting look at calories in all types of booze

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/28/the-wonkblog-guide-to-efficient-drinking/

Use an Empty Wine Bottle to Maintain Boot Shapes

Video 3 Tips for shoes , one using wine bottles

http://youtu.be/uBkJDUxujwo

Wine and yoga can help get you pregnant?

A new study has shown that there might be a stronger connection between stress and conception than we once thought.

http://www.handbag.com/baby-bag/feature/a561187/wine-and-yoga-can-help-get-you-pregnant.html

Bees could help speed up the ageing of wine finds new research

This is Crazy! Two of England’s high profile Masters of Wine have announced a radical new method of accelerating the ageing of wine – with the help of a hive of bees

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http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/bees-could-help-speed-up-the-ageing-of-wine-finds-new-research/356083.article

Vineyard Find

Well Hung Vineyard from Virginia

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http://www.wellhungvineyard.com

Massachusetts promotes local beer with Craft Brewers Trail

The state of Massachusetts has teamed up with the state’s breweries to send citizens a message about drinking beer.

http://www.gazettenet.com/home/11393893-95/massachusetts-promotes-local-beer-with-craft-brewers-trail

The Top 50 Craft Breweries In America, According To The Brewers Association

With more than 2,700 craft breweries in the country, it’s hard to know who’s the best. Enter the Brewers Association. Here are the top 50.

Alabama Beer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/31/top-craft-breweries_n_5062484.html

Cisco Cider lands this week in Massachusetts

Cisco Brewers will be releasing Cisco Cider later this week. This cider is produced once a year, and is only available to consumers on tap in Massachusetts.

http://beerpulse.com/2014/03/cisco-cider-lands-in-mass-2787/

The Big Squeeze is on; Harpoon introduces shandy for the summer

The Harpoon Brewery announced its UFO Big Squeeze shandy, an unfiltered wheat beer blended with all natural grapefruit juice.

http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/big-squeeze-harpoon-introduces-shandy-summer/

Screwing around with cork keeps wine lovers arguing

The greatest enemy of wine is oxygen. It rots the drink, in short order and without fail

http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_25461656/screwing-around-cork-keeps-wine-lovers-arguing

Wine & cholesterol reduction…the new connection

A small-scale double-blinded study found that supplements containing Resveratrol may reduce the production of compounds responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in the body of overweight and obese people

http://www.examiner.com/article/wine-cholesterol-reduction-the-new-connection

Why no wine online in Mass.?

There seems little reason to doubt that the bill would pass if it were brought to the floor. Yet it remains stuck in limbo,

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/04/02/wny-wine-online-mass/8IUfCoQnDHLFMEnYU3n5LK/story.html

 

Jake Leinenkugel talks about his new beer

Leinenkugel’s should make an IPA, but the company doesn’t really make ales. So it decided to make an imperial pale lager instead

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2014/04/jacob-leinenkugel-talks-about-hisnew-beer.html

Earthquake in Chile Spares Wine Regions

Source: Brand Action Team

April 3, 2014

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck  95 miles offshore from the northern city of Iquique on Tuesday spared  winemaking regions of Chile.

“The epicenter of the quake was nearly a 1,000 miles northwest of the capital city of Santiago and 700 miles from the northernmost vineyards in Elqui. ”  said Marybeth Bentwood, Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA.

“At 8.2 it was an extraordinarily powerful event, but thankfully it occurred far enough away from the most populous parts of the country,”  Bentwood said.  “We have spoken to the wineries in Chile and have been reassured that there was very little impact on the vineyards, wineries and related industries.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were affected by the quake.”

April Fools! Craft brewers and suppliers roll out the fakes, farces and tomfoolery

Creative entrepreneurs and alcohol, which is a perfect recipe for April 1.

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http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/april-fools-craft-brewers-suppliers-roll-fakes-farces-tomfoolery/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=fe6d8426e0-CBBNews_20140402&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-fe6d8426e0-80019125

How to be a cheap wine snob

Of blends and boxes.

http://metrotimes.com/food/how-to-be-a-cheap-wine-snob-1.1660981

WineStar first to offer AOC wines in cans

A French start-up company is using premium wine cans from Ball for its Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée red, white and rosé wines.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15348-winestar-first-to-offer-aoc-wines-in-cans.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Apr_2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

 

Funkin launches pickle juice for on-trade

Funkin is expanding its portfolio this month with Funkin Pickle Juice, which it claims is the first premium, branded pickle juice designed for the on-trade.

http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15355-funkin-launches-pickle-juice-for-on-trade.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Apr_2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

 

KATHY LEE GIFFORD BANNED FROM PLUGGING WINE

3rd April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

American talk show host Kathy Lee Gifford has been told by NBC not to plug her new wine brand on the Today show.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/kathy-lee-gifford-banned-from-plugging-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=844&date=2014-04-03

Some wine gadgets are nonsense; others work

We have many gadgets in the wine and beverage biz as well.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/wineblog/2014/04/02/wine-gadgets/7215327/

What Influences US Most When Choosing Wine?

Interesting Australian Study.

http://newswise.com/articles/what-influences-us-most-when-choosing-wine

Moon Mountain AVA in Sonoma

Information on this new AVA in 2013

http://winefolly.com/update/moon-mountain-ava-mountain-cabernet/

Tea & Wine Infusion Kit

Tattle Tea is launching their Tea & Wine infusion kit just in time for the warm spring weather.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Cool_Products-detail/tea-wine-infusion-kit/

A Beginner’s Guide to American Beer Styles

Whatever that phrase means to you, it probably doesn’t mean the same thing to the guy sitting on the barstool next to you.

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/04/american-beer-style-guide-history-steam-beer-ipa-adjunct-lager-imperial-porter.html?ref=title

Does Wine Give You a Headache?

Great read on sulfites and histamines in wine.

What is “clean wine”

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http://www.tmnews.com/entertainment/parade/food/does-wine-give-you-a-headache/article_5fd800d6-3bf0-52a2-b32e-d35346ea7f3e.html

Salting wine? Scientist advises giving it a try

Interesting use of salt in wine and blender to decant

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140404/entlife/140409278/

Bottle Lust: Italy’s Sexiest Wine

All about the Falanghina grape/wine

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/04/bottle-lust-italys-sexiest-wine.html

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Mom’s Time Out Wine Tasting

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Join Helium Party Place And Franklin Liquors

Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

RSVP Event Limited to 20

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ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting

esbe

Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

May 8th 7pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

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Liquor Industry News/Links 3-29-14

March 29, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

3-29-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Franklin Wine Club

We have started a wine club on Meetup.com. Also merging with the Framingham Wine Club. This club is for wine explorers and will have meetings in our wine room.

Please join and start exploring with us!

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http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

  

Aging wine with wood instead of inside wood

South Africa interesting use of Roobios bushes and honeybush plants instead of American or French oak.

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_25402639/world-wines-aging-wine-wood-instead-inside-wood

How to make alcoholic ginger beer from scratch

In addition to its spicy, addictive taste and its boozy bonus, alcoholic ginger beer is also plain-old fun to make.

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http://grist.org/food/how-to-make-alcoholic-ginger-beer-from-scratch/

Urban Outfitters sells flasks concealed as tampons for sneaking alcohol past bouncers at clubs and concerts

A new product lets girls sneak alcohol into venues and events with the clever use of flasks hidden in tampon wrappers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2581164/Nobodys-gonna-question-tampons-The-flasks-concealed-sanitary-products-sneaking-alcohol-clubs-concerts.html

HUMAN NOSE CAN DETECT ONE TRILLION SMELLS

21st March, 2014 by Lauren May

The human nose can detect more than one trillion individual smells, billions more than the commonly held figure of just 10,000.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/human-nose-can-detect-1-trillion-smells/?article-source=newsletter&source=836&date=2014-03-24

New Harpoon Summer Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has released a new summer seasonal—UFO Big Squeeze Shandy. The latest entry in the brewer’s unfiltered UFO series, Big Squeeze Shandy is an unfiltered wheat beer blended with grapefruit juice. The 4.5%-abv offering, which is characterized by sweet malt, tart and citrus notes, will be available throughout the summer season in bottled six-packs and 12-packs, cans and on draft, priced at around $7.99 a six-pack. UFO Big Squeeze Shandy joins UFO Pale Ale, UFO Pumpkin, UFO Hefeweizen, UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen and UFO White in Harpoon’s unfiltered lineup. In addition to its Boston headquarters, Harpoon Brewery operates a second production facility in Windsor, Vermont.

Wine Closure’s

The type of closure selected for wine is one of the most contentious packaging issues.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15312-special-report-wine-closures.html

What’s The Deal with Wine Shipping Laws?

Wine Folly Blog

http://winefolly.com/update/whats-deal-wine-shipping-laws/

WHAT IS MEAD?

The Next Craft Beverage Worth Buzzing About

http://www.yumsugar.com/What-Mead-34412199

What It’s Like To Inhale Your Favorite Liquor

Believe it or not, drinking isn’t the only way to consume alcohol: You can inhale it, too.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/vaportini-liquor-vapor-2014-3

  

Giving Beer a Shot: Six Updated Boilermakers in Boston

The humble boilermaker gets a makeover.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2014/03/25/boilermakers-boston/

2014 World Whiskies Award winners announced

The World Whiskies Awards took place in London last week, where more than 300 whiskies battled it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, for the coveted title of ‘2014 World’s Best Whiskies’.

http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15341-2014-world-whiskies-award-winners-announced.html

How do you consider the three-tier system in the wine world of the US to be functioning?

An interesting look at a system in place in MA. Something to think about when you purchase wine.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2014/03/25/considering-three-tier-system-wine-word-us-functioning/

Walking Dead Inspired Cocktails

The Walking Dead season finale is Sunday, March 30.

http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/walking-dead-inspired-cocktails/

 

Connecticut’s oldest winery for sale 


Haight-Brown Vineyard listed at $1.475 million

Why Your Taste in Wine Changes Based on Expectations or Environment

Out of the Bottle: Wine Psychology: Video

http://youtu.be/XZjUS5IYy0A

Follow Your Nose: Olfaction Training, from Perfume to Wine

Alexandre Schmitt’s nose is in demand.  He’s a classically trained French perfumer. So what’s he doing at a Napa Valley winery?

http://palatepress.com/2014/03/wine/follow-nose-olfaction-training-perfume-wine/

Cafe Assisi to get liquor license in Wrentham MA

A popular local eating establishment that has been around for about a decade is getting an all alcoholic liquor license.

TOP 10 BIZARRE DRINK INGREDIENTS

You only have to look at the extreme flavour ideas marketing by vodka companies to realise that alcoholic beverages can include an alarmingly broad range of ingredients.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/237778/?article-source=newsletter&source=838&date=2014-03-26

Liquor store owners in MA divided on opening early on Sundays

Do you want early Sunday openings?

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1387888555/Liquor-store-owners-divided-on-opening-early-on-Sundays

BEER-MARINATED MEAT LOWERS CANCER RISK

Marinating meat in pilsner or black beers before throwing them on a coal-fired grill can apparently help lower potentially harmful amounts of carcinogens.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/beer-marinated-meat-lowers-cancer-risk/?article-source=newsletter&source=839&date=2014-03-27

Mezcal, the moonshine wine of Mexico

Read about one of the 7 Agave based spirits

http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-virbila-20140329,0,600995.story?track=rss#axzz2xFvvYgwl

Learn About Prosseco In This 1Minute Video

http://on.wsj.com/1jOkd4d

The Best Organic Wines for the Money

Top 10 Organic Wines

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/best-organic-wines-money-012041161.html

Study on Efforts to Prevent Marketing to Minors Gives Alcohol Industry High Marks

Fourth study on efforts to prevent marketing to minors, and the results are positive

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2014/03/27/study-on-efforts-to-prevent-marketing-to-minors-gives-alcohol-industry-high-marks/#sthash.nhcDScGZ.dpuf

  

HOW ABOUT A GLASS OF DRY-HOPPED CHARDONNAY?

New Jersey’s Valenzano Winery is taking it to a whole different level by creating a dry-hopped Chardonnay.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/how-about-a-glass-of-dry-hopped-chardonnay

Ten Foot Tall And Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine

The story behind Erica and Kim Crawfords

We have Loveblock wines In stock!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/03/27/ten-foot-tall-and-bullet-proof-the-dream-behind-loveblock-wine/

Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2014

The numbers for 2013 are in, and most experts are more optimistic about the 2014 wine market in the US.

http://lizthach.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/trends-in-the-us-wine-industry-for-2014-sunny-cellars-with-some-cobwebs/

Would You Drink Wine Grown in Brooklyn?

Watch the video:

http://youtu.be/DcwkJfKfejc

Jim Nantz Tap New Winemaker To Take “The Calling” To Next Level

The Calling, a joint venture between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits CEO Peter Deutsch and CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz, has appointed Dan Goldfield as consulting winemaker on its high-end Sonoma County wine brand. Taking over for Marco DiGiulio, Goldfield began blending for the 2013 vintage and will have full winemaking responsibility for the 2014 vintage.

Goldfield is known for his nearly 20-year partnership with fifth-generation winegrower Steve Dutton on the well-regarded Dutton-Goldfield brand and has extensive knowledge of the Dutton Ranch vineyard, which is the primary source of The Calling’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The current portfolio from The Calling includes Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($32), Dutton Ranch Jewell Vineyard Chardonnay ($51), Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($37), Russian River Valley Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir, ($62), Alexander Valley Rio Lago Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($37) and an Alexander Valley Bordeaux-style blend “Our Tribute” ($62).

Launched in 2012, The Calling grew 77% in the past year as it expanded its presence both on- and off-premise. In 2013, the brand reached 12,000 case depletions, and Deutsch and Nantz expect it to advance to 18,000-20,000 cases this year.

We have Chard and Cab in stock!

MARIO BATALI FALLS FOUL OF NY LICENSING LAWS

28th March, 2014 by Lauren May

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US celebrity chef, Mario Batali, has been forced to temporarily close his New York wine shop and pay fines of half a million dollars after breaking New York State liquor laws.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/mario-batali-falls-foul-of-ny-licensing-laws/?article-source=newsletter&source=840&date=2014-03-28

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Please join and attend. Merging of the Framingham Wine Club And Franklin Wine Club

Saturday April 5th 3pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

  

Mom’s Time Out Wine Tasting

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Join Helium Party Place And Franklin Liquors

Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

RSVP Event Limited to 20

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-time-out-tickets-11096380573

ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting

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Join ESB Jewelry Designs And Franklin Liquors

esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.

Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.

This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests

May 8th 7pm

Franklin Liquors Wine Room

Email: franklinliquors@verizon.net

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Liquor Industry News/Links 3-22-14

March 22, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

3-22-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

 

Our Chocolate And Wine Tasting In Local Paper

The Milford News Featured Our Tasting Event

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140315/NEWS/140317370/-1/business

 

Sunday morning liquor sales an affront to area clergy

Legislation that cleared the Massachusetts House this month and is now being considered by the Senate would allow liquor stores to open two hours earlier on Sunday, at 10 a.m.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20140316/NEWS/140317126/12581/NEWS/?tag=1

What Really Makes a Spirit Gluten-Free?

We have seen a huge interest in people concerned about glutens.

Here is a great article about it.

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 http://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2013/04/02/what-really-makes-a-spirit-gluten-free/

Get Out Your Corkscrew

Each month The NY Times will pick a type of wine to explore together.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/dining/get-out-your-corkscrew.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

WINE CHEMICAL COULD BE CHEMOTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE

17th March, 2014 by Lauren May

A chemical found in red wine could slow cancer growth without the toxicity and irritation of chemotherapy, and improve surgical outcomes for  bladder cancer, according to a recent report.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/red-wine-chemical-an-alternative-to-chemotherapy/

Boston City Council moves proposal for a tax on liquor sales forward

This is a crazy Tax! If you recall the State of Ma repealed a state wide retails tax.

Now Boston wants its own.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/02/boston_home_rule_petition_seek.html

Sugars found in tequila may protect against obesity, diabetes

Tequila shots may do more than lighten the mood at a party; the drink may be beneficial for your health as well.

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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/17/sugars-found-in-tequila-may-protect-against-obesity-diabetes/

Kathie Lee Gifford launches wine line

Gifft chardonnay and a Gifft red blend

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/03/17/kathie-lee-gifford-launches-gifft-wine/6528027/

March Madness: 7 Beer Cocktails to Numb Your Bracket Pain

Before you sit down to watch March Madness this year, ask yourself a simple question: is your beer missing something?

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/march-madness-7-beer-cocktails-to-numb-your-bracket-pain.html/?a=viewall

Find Out if You’re a Wine Supertaster

If you have more than 30 taste buds in a space the size of a hole punch on your tongue then you are a supertaster.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/find-youre-wine-supertaster/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3d50822bf3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3d50822bf3-62472929&mc_cid=3d50822bf3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Italian Aperitivi and Digestivi Drinks

The Italian way of eating is about the enjoyment of quality genuine food and drink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/italian-aperitivi-and-dig_b_4988384.html

Why Gin Tastes Like Christmas Trees (And More Weird Gin Facts)

All About Gin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/about-gin-history_n_4995010.html

MA Bottle bill expansion in hands of legislative working group

If Approved you will have deposit on water bottles!

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http://wwlp.com/2014/03/19/bottle-bill-expansion-in-hands-of-legislative-working-group/

Starbucks to add alcohol in evenings at thousands of stores

Starbucks will expand its evening alcohol and light bites menu, which includes bacon-wrapped dates and Malbec wine, to thousands of stores.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-starbucks-alcohol-20140320,0,5504011.story

Petition to overhaul Boston’s liquor licensing process addressed at first hearing on Beacon Hill

Looking to reform license laws

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/03/boston_liquor_laws_1.html

JACKET DIPPED IN CHIANTI GOES ON SALE

20th March, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

A jacket dyed with the pigment from Sangiovese grape skins has gone on sale in Italy.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/jacket-dipped-in-chianti-goes-on-sale/?article-source=newsletter&source=834&date=2014-03-20

 

New Cruzan Rum Flavor

Cruzan rum brand has added a new peach expression to its flavored lineup. A blend of Cruzan rum and ripe peach flavors, the new summer-inspired entry is currently available nationwide, priced at $14.99 a 750-ml. Cruzan Peach, which marks the brand’s 14th flavored rum, comes on the heels of several recent Cruzan innovations, including the launch of Cruzan Velvet Cinn—a premium rum horchata—and the upscale Cruzan Distiller’s Collection range, both released late last year. Cruzan sells approximately 750,000 cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

 

DESIGNERS UNVEIL MISSILE-SHAPED VODKA BOTTLES

A branding agency in Russia has unveiled its designs for new concept vodka called Democracy, featuring missile-shaped bottles.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/03/designers-unveil-missile-shaped-vodka-bottles/

2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Results

The results are in for the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge®, the world’s premier spirits competition.

http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/the-results/2014-spirits-results/

 

Consumers prefer screwcaps, says survey


A survey of 6,000 consumers has shown that the majority prefer screwcaps over other closures because they’re more convenient


http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/consumers-prefer-screwcaps-says-survey/355671.article/

Less filling, tastes awesome

Every beer here is under 5% ABV, yet intoxicatingly tasty. From a lime-and-passionfruit witbier to a tart Berliner weisse to hopped-up pale ale, there’s something for everyone in the session beer game.

http://draftmag.com/features/less-filling-tastes-awesome/

Franklin MA: New liquor license policy in the works

The town is instituting a new policy for issuing liquor licenses that makes the entire process more public.

Interesting “would not meet a public demand”

http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329189/?tag=1

Does wine have to be certified organic to be sustainable?

Even though many winemakers follow sustainable practices, they don’t always achieve USDA organic certification or indicate eco-friendly processes on the label. If bottles aren’t labeled organic, what should you look for?

http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/does-wine-have-to-be-certified-organic-to-be-sustainable

Why low-calorie liquor is doomed

“People don’t drink alcohol for health and wellness reasons,”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/21/why-low-calorie-liquor-is-doomed/

US Government’s Booze Tab Totals $1.3M for Fiscal 2013

Federal records show the government has racked up a seven-figure bar tab.

In fiscal 2013, the government spent nearly $1.3 million on alcohol, more than quadruple the $315,000 spent in 2005, according to The Washington Times. Spending on beer, wine, and liquor in 2013 was up more than $400,000 over the year before.

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Liquor Industry New/Links 3-15-14

March 15, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

3-15-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

St Patrick’s Day Edition

Is Green Beer Bad for You?

Some think artificial dyes are dangerous

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/green-beer-bad-you/31214

How To Make Green Beer

Sounds simple and it is!

http://www.yumsugar.com/How-Make-Green-Beer-34356999

TOP 10 IRISH WHISKEYS

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than with a tipple or two of some of the world’s best Irish whiskeys.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/top-10-irish-whiskies/?article-source=newsletter&source=830&date=2014-03-14

6 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Using Baileys Irish Cream

YUMM!

http://www.tmnews.com/entertainment/parade/food/st-patrick-s-day-recipes-using-baileys-irish-cream/article_30a91218-25d2-513e-9652-00f16e4b66e5.html?mode=jqm

Chocolate and wine make a delicious duo

Our April Wine Event Featured In Local Paper

http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140315/NEWS/140317370/-1/business/?tag=1

MA STATE HOUSE NEWS: House okays bill to allow earlier retail alcohol sales on Sunday

The House last Wednesday approved a bill (H 228) that would legalize Sunday morning alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. – two hours earlier than allowed under current law.

http://mansfield.wickedlocal.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319668/12423/NEWS

Prosecco replaces champagne as world’s favorite sparkling wine

prosecco sales soared by 11.5 percent in volume last year

Prosecco vs champagne

http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/lifestyle/2014/03/10/prosecco-replaces-champagne-as-worlds-favourite-sparkling-wine/

Beer Cooler Blocks Phone Signals for More Mingles

Watch this video on new gadget you put beer in and it blocks

Cell phone signal 5ft around you.

http://youtu.be/fN7Fg0LWZsI

10 Irish Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day

time to expand our beverage repertoire to celebrate the holiday.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/03/10-irish-cocktails-for-st-patricks-day.html

The Mr. Miyagi of Wine Sommeliers

Passing the Advanced Sommelier Exam isn’t easy, so many candidates trek to Aspen Mountain to train their palates with the best man in the business.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/08/the-mr-miyagi-of-wine-sommeliers.html

For older drivers ‘Just one, I’m driving,’ may be one drink too many

New study a single glass of wine for those aged 55 or more may affect the body’s metabolism

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16686125-for-older-drivers-just-one-im-driving-may-be-one-drink-too-many

The latest nutrition facts about beer

Emerging research reveals that beer has unique nutritional and health benefits

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2014/03/the_latest_on_beer.html

Plainville MA liquor store cited for storing wine off premises

storing “surplus” wine in an industrial building in violation of liquor rules.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/plainville-liquor-store-cited-for-storing-wine-off-premises/article_e3478388-5fb6-5aa6-93aa-8813e08d3ed3.html

WINE FOUND TO REDUCE DEATH BY DIABETES

11th March, 2014 by Lauren May

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Moderate wine consumption has been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and death in type 2 diabetes sufferers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/wine-found-to-reduce-death-by-diabetes/?article-source=newsletter&source=827&date=2014-03-11

Worried about Drinking and Spring Break? Parents can use their strong influence even for college students!

Website offers many tips to help children with alcohol

http://www.healthyalcoholmarket.com

Is Altria About to Pounce on Constellation Brands?

Will tobacco giant take over wine giant?

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/02/07/is-altria-about-to-pounce-on-constellation-brands/

Liquor Company Diageo will send liquor, bartenders to your living room!

Diageo is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients’ living rooms. For $3,300!

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Diageo-sends-liquor-bartenders-to-your-living-5298610.php

 

TASTING BIODYNAMICALLY

10th March, 2014 by Ben Kennedy

We all know how biodynamics has become a global topic of interest in terms of making wine, but how important is the lunar calendar when tasting and enjoying the finished product? Why we post good days to drink or taste wine!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/03/tasting-biodynamically/?article-source=newsletter&source=826&date=2014-03-10

All About Piedmont Wine Region

This hilly region of northwestern Italy lies in the shadow of the Alps.

http://wwsnapasonoma.com/an-introduction-to-the-wines-of-piedmont/

Water-to-wine Miracle Machine actually a publicity stunt

It sounded too good to be true, and it was. The Miracle Machine was supposed to make wine at home in just a few days, but it’s not real.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57620247-1/water-to-wine-miracle-machine-actually-a-publicity-stunt/

9 Mind-Blowing Liquor Myths Debunked

Have you ever wondered whether or not absinthe is actually hallucinogenic? Or whether Jameson is really only ordered by Catholic drinkers and Bushmills by Protestants?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/9-mind-blowing-liquor-myt_b_4936845.html

Kraft group, Foxboro MA seek more liquor permits

The Kraft Group and the town are taking steps toward asking the Massachusetts Legislature to create 12 new liquor pouring licenses.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/kraft-group-foxboro-seek-more-liquor-permits/article_2e4dddc2-c36a-5186-9ea4-365de0ecf776.html

 

List beer’s alcohol content? In Maine, that’s illegal

Maine brewers and taverns are puzzled by enforcement of an old law that bans the potency numbers from menus and signs.

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http://www.pressherald.com/news/List_beer_s_alcohol_content__No__that_s_barred_.html

PHARRELL’S HIT ‘HAPPY’ PLAYED ON WINE GLASSES

13th March, 2014 by Lauren May

A music producer has proven you don’t need instruments to make music by performing Pharrell William’s hit song ‘Happy‘ using just some wine glasses and cooking pans.

http://youtu.be/HQvhD03wjn4

Dos Equis® Dos-A-Rita® to make debut in April

Premium, ready-to-serve Lager Margarita coming soon.

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http://beerpulse.com/2014/03/dos-equis-introduces-dos-a-rita-2652/

Shock Top Introduces Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

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An unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale featuring the sweetness of honey and the boldness of bourbon

http://www.brewbound.com/news/shock-top-introduces-honey-bourbon-cask-wheat

Jack Daniels Taking On Dr. Fireball

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Brown-Forman has formally announced the test launch of a new cinnamon-flavored Jack Daniel’s offering beginning in April. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire will be available in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee for a suggested retail price of $22 a 750-ml. The 70-proof offering is crafted with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey and infused with a proprietary cinnamon liqueur.

Red Robin rolls out wine shakes

Milkshake lovers now have an excuse to toast before slurping — the wine shake is in motion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/03/15/red-robin-wine-shake-milkshakes-restaurant-industry-alcoholic-beverages/6387615/

Tennessee whiskey changes?

Liquor giants battle over marketing, types of barrels

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/DN/20140314/BUSINESS01/303140065/Tennessee-whiskey-barrels-provoke-fight-between-liquor-giants

Or St Patrick’s Day Newsletter

 Sale Items, Gift Ideas And More

irish wines are smiling

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