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February 27, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-08-14

November 8, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-8-14

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

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

The Franklin Adult Education Class Took Place And We Partnered With

Our Neighbors Big Y Supermarket.

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Next Wine And Pie Education/Tasting Will Be

November 20th For The Medway Adult Education.

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

 

Winter Is Here…Beer That Is!

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

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Winter Beers Are Here!

New Drink App

 

AND MORE!

 

A glass of red wine worth an hour of exercise

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

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

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

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

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

33 Wine Bottles Every Design Lover Should See

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

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

Easy Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

First of many Thanksgiving pairings to come.

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

 

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

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

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

Vermouth is enjoying a revival

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

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

Cheap Paper On A Wine Label May Indicate Lousy Quality

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

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

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Four wine myths that confuse consumers

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

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

 

Valar Morghulis is a ‘Thrones’ beer to die for

USA Today Review: IN STOCK!

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

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VIDEO CAPTURES GROWING SEASON IN 50 SECONDS

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

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

Winter Beers Coming Soon Or In Stock Now

NEW Shandy from Leinenkugel’s

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

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BLUE MOON MOUNTAIN ABBEY ALE

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

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

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

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

days when you’re stuck inside.

HARPOON CHOCOLATE STOUT

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

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

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

an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

HARPOON WINTER WARMER

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

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

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

finish along wit the lingering flavor of the spices.

IN STOCK

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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IN STOCK

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.

IN STOCK

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.

IN STOCK

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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IN STOCK

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

WE HAVE 4 IN STOCK!

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

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/matthew-biancaniello-coffee-infused-cynar/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Dining&utm_campaign=The%20Digest%20-%2011%2F5

Wine Spectator: Who Buys Wine Online?

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

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

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

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

 

ALCOHOL CALORIES ALMOST THE SAME AS ‘PURE FAT’

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

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

Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming

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

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

Recycling Recap: Which Wine Closures Are Recyclable?

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

WE WANT YOUR CORK!

We Take All Corks And Recycle Them!

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

Understanding German Wine 

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

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

APERITIF WINES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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

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

Jim Beam Unveils Craft Series

New Jim Beam Signature Craft Series

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

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength

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

Bird Dog Peppermint

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

5 Red Wine Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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

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

 

PORT ASSESSES ‘INCREDIBLE’ COMEBACK

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

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

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

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

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

This Infographic Shows How Alcohol Contributes to Weight Gain

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How to Tell if Wine is Corked

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

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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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-01-14

November 1, 2014

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Happy November!!

All The Signs Of The Holidays Are Around Us Already.

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

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Star Wars Creator Sues Beer Company Over Copyright

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

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

New Irish Whiskey

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

 

AUSTRIA STEPS UP SPARKLING AMBITIONS

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

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

 

GUINNESS LAUNCHES ‘ULTRA-PREMIUM’ ALE

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

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

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WINE

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

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

 

5 Must-Drink Oatmeal Stouts

Which oatmeal stouts should you seek out?

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

 

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

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

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

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WINE CORKSCREW

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

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

 

The where and why of wine bottle shapes

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

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

SF Wine School offers CSW online program

San Francisco Wine School announces the debut of CSW Online

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

2014 California wine grape crop an excellent vintage

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

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

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Alsace Wine

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

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

OREGON CATTLE DEVELOP A TASTE FOR PINOT

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

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

14 Hands Wine News

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

 

THE WORLD’S 10 MOST HAUNTED BARS

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

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

 Martini Vermouth Infused with Sustainably Sourced Botanicals

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

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

 

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

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

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

California AVAs: Too Much of a Good Thing

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

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

Facing up to alcoholism with new photo tool

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

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

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

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

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

 

Top 10 biggest wine myths

New world wine myths

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

Cernilli Launches New Italian Wine Guide

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

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

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

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

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

 

Villa Bellangelo produces French-style fortified wine

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

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

 

How to host a wine tasting

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http://www.myfoxchicago.com/clip/10784739/how-to-host-a-wine-tasting-john-terlato

BOOK REVEALS US PRESIDENTS’ DRINKING HABITS

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

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

FIREBALL HITS BACK AT ‘ANTIFREEZE’ CHEMICAL CLAIMS

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

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

 

WHISKY ADVENT CALENDAR 2014 GOES ON SALE

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

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

 

How hops grow: A time-lapse video

Cool hops growing time-lapse video

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

Discovering your own taste in wine beyond 100-point scores

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

Another reason we believe in Quini!

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

Strippers know Champagne

Some interesting facts about Champagne

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

The 12 New Rules Of Wine

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

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

 

What twisted mind came up with these beer gadgets?

10 beer things you never knew existed:

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

Valar Morghulis is an ale to die for

Game of Thrones Beer Review. IN STOCK!

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

 

JIM BEAM TO RELEASE BOURBON ‘INFUSED’ WITH SCOTCH WHISKY

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

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

 

32 Must Mix Halloween Cocktails

Forget the candy! Let’s make some cocktails!

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

A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wine

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

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

How Wine is Made: From Grapes to Glass

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

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

New Jeremiah Weed Flavors

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

 

Anchor Christmas Spirit

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

 

The Weird World of Wine and Spirits Vaping

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

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

 

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October 25, 2014

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8 Shocking World Beer Records

You might not even want to attempt to break these records

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

 

Wine reviews: Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

 

MICRO-DISTILLERY TO LAUNCH CINNAMON WHISKY

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

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

 

BEER BOX KEEPS MOSQUITOES AWAY

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

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

 

GAMAY: NZ’S RED ANSWER TO SAUVIGNON BLANC?

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

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

 

MALBEC BECOMING MORE ‘MICHELANGELO’

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

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

 

5 health benefits of drinking wine

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

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

 

Feds put new wine region on NC/Georgia map

A new American Viticultural Area – the Upper Hiwassee Highlands.

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

 

What are half bottles good for?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Why Does Beer Smell So Delicious?

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

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

 

How to Pair Wine with Halloween Candy

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

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

 

Here are some wine-drinking tips

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

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

 

What you should know about unscrewing your wine

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

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

 

Pro golfers crafting new beer product line

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

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

 

NEW SYRUPS SET TO ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ COCKTAIL INDUSTRY

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

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

 

New Beer For Stone Brewery

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

 

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

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

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=140582

 

Low-calorie alcoholic drinks on the rise

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

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

 

Wine Tasting Terms And How to Use Them

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

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

 

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

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

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/store-more-beer-in-fridge_n_6004414.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000015&ir=Business

 

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

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/mezcal_n_6022218.html

 

Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Spots For Beer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Red wine blends complement strengths, weaknesses of grapes

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

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/red-wine-blends-complement-strengths-weaknesses-of-grapes-20141022

 

Halloween Wine: Tricks and Treats

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

http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/halloween-wine-tricks-and-treats/ar-BB9E2Tk

 

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

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

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

 

Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning

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

http://io9.com/drinking-a-beer-can-save-you-from-radiation-poisoning-1648955835

 

MAKE THIS AT HOME: SPICED PEAR LIQUEUR

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

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

 

TEN BIGGEST MOMENTS IN GIN HISTORY

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

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

 

COLLECTOR’S 2,447 BOTTLES HEADED FOR THE SINK

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

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

 

You Can Now Buy Liquid Chocolate Booze

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

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

 

TITO’S LEGAL TROUBLES STILL GROWING

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

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

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

 

Top Five Reasons to Expand the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

We don’t want to be one sided as we will VOTE NO.

Interesting that the only Vote Yes support Is On The State Website!!

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

 

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

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

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

 

In Italy, a tough vintage

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

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

 

Six common wine faults and tips on how to identify them

Faults and how to detect them

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

 

Learning about the wine you drink leads to insights about priorities

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

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

 

Winning Beer Blogs To Add To Your Reading List

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

http://45b.645.myftpupload.com/?p=3055

 

10 Spooky Beer and Movie Pairings

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

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

 

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

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THE ETIQUETTE OF SWIRLING WINE

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

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/etiquette-swirling-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e503925870-October_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e503925870-38937345

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Build a Better Home Bar With 50 Tips from Boston Bartenders

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

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

 

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

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

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http://tinyurl.com/m4922a9

 

New Guinness Beer

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

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

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

 

New Gnarly Head

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

 

11 OF THE COOLEST WINE-THEMED TATTOOS

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

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

 

 

Petaluma Gap AVA Bid Blowing in the Wind

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Women, more knowledgeable about wines

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

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

 

Introducing The Wines Of British Columbia

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

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

 

Top Ten Pumpkin Ales to Try this Fall

We still have a few in stock.

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

 

Fall Cocktails, Minus the Pumpkin

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

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

 

New for oenophiles: Wine-infused denim

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

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

 

 

WOODFORD RESERVE RELEASES PINOT NOIR-FINISHED WHISKEY

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

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

 

 

Brewers Association Publishes Beer & Food Course

Free Online Curriculum Enhances Use of Craft Beer in Culinary Education

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

 

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

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The Coldest Beer In Town!!

What Liquor Store Does Not Say That??

Well We Now Can Show/Say That With Our New 20 Degree Cooler!

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There IS An App For That!

This Week We Started Our Fall Education/Tasting Classes.

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We Can Recommend Wines To You All Day Long That We Think Are Great.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Halloween Craft

10am Sunday Opening

AND MORE!

RUM: AGE STATEMENTS ‘DO NOT MATTER’

Consumers need to be re-educated about the significance of age statements associated with rum and understand the importance of maturation better, a distiller has stated.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/rum-age-statements-do-not-matter/?article-source=newsletter&source=276&date=2014-10-10

Italian Wines’ U.S. Value Rising In 2014, Despite Volume Decline

Italian wine exports to the U.S. rose 5.5% by value, even as volumes dipped 0.9%, in the first eight months of 2014, according to data from the Italian Food & Wine Institute. The U.S. market’s largest imported wine region, Italy exported a total of 1,683,770 hectoliters (18.7 million cases) to the U.S. from January through August, compared to 1,698,320 hectoliters (18.9 million cases) over the same period last year. Value, meanwhile, jumped from $869.7 million to $917.7 million.

Sparkling wine, in particular, helped drive much of Italy’s progress in the U.S., where Italian offerings account for more than 50% of the market’s total sparkling wine category. The Italian sparkling wine segment grew 17.3% by volume to nearly 2.8 million cases, and 21.3% by value to $120.8 million, during the eight-month period.

New Boston Rum

Boston-based Bully Boy Distillers is launching a bottled rum punch called the Hub Punch, an homage to an original recipe dating back to the late 1800s in Boston. To create Hub Punch, Bully Boy steeps its own Boston Rum with orange and lemon peel and raspberry, and then infuses the liquid with botanicals and herbs. It’s bottled at 35% abv and is best served on the rocks, neat or mixed with soda water, ginger ale or lemonade. The suggested retail price is $29 a 750-ml. and the release date is October 22. Bully Boy will be made in limited-run batches on the company’s 750-gallon copper pot still, with distribution limited to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Ste. Michelle’s Bob Bertheau on Riesling, lots and lots of Riesling

Interview with Ste. Michelle winemaker now making over 1 million cases of Riesling every year!

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2014/10/09/bob-bertheau-riesling/

The next big thing in wine? Lesser-known grapes

Unusual grape names are making an impact on supermarket shelves as our taste for adventure stretches to wine.

Not new for what we have in stock!

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/11151115/The-next-big-thing-in-wine-Lesser-known-grapes.html

Crew/Matchbook Wine Co. Expands Production

Growing Matchbook and Sawbuck estate wines, and to increase capacity for its Mossback and Chasing Venus brands,

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=140058

Henniker Expands Distribution to Vermont and Massachusetts

Henniker Brewing Company is proud to announce the expansion into the neighboring states of Vermont and Massachusetts.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/henniker-expands-distribution-to-vermont-and-massachusetts

Beyond the Black and Tan: 4 Great Beer Blends to Try

Four fall-friendly blends to help get you started.

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/10/two-ingredient-beer-blend-cocktail-recipes-to-try.html

Moderate drinking reduces risk of aneurysm

This study has been published by the British publication The Drinks Business.

http://blog.uvinum.com/moderate-drinking-reduces-risk-aneurysm-2363877

Game of Thrones – Wine Mix Season 1-4

Ever watched Game of Thrones and thought they drink a lot of wine.

http://youtu.be/QPf-sXqMb90

Lodi: A wine region which deserves attention

In the last decade or so, Lodi grape growers have been establishing family-owned, small-production wineries at an increasing rate—in order to utilize their own grapes and produce their own wine.

http://www.examiner.com/list/lodi-a-wine-region-which-deserves-attention

DIY Halloween Decor: Candy Corn Wine Bottles

Make a big impression with a candy corn painted bottle that makes for a cute decoration after it’s been enjoyed

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http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Candy-Corn-Spray-Painted-Bottles-35504205

Football Game Day Wine Pairings Chart has the perfect wines to pair with your meal.

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Turning winery waste into biofuels

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have developed a technique for converting winery waste into compounds that could have potential value as biofuels or medicines.

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/media-centre/news/2014/09/turning-winery-waste-into-biofuels.html

Deep-fried tequila shots begin social media craze

Yes, deep-fried tequila shots are a thing.

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http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Deep-fried-tequila-shots-start-craze-5814811.php

SINGER LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED WINE

American singer Melissa Etheridge has announced the launch of a range of products made from cannabis, including a cannabis laced wine, aimed at people suffering from cancer.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/us-singer-to-launch-cannabis-infused-wine/

TOP 5 ‘OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH’ WHITE GRAPES

We have a more diverse selection of wines available at higher quality levels (and at more reasonable prices) than ever before.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/top-10-off-the-beaten-path-white-grapes/

BUSY BARS TO BENEFIT FROM ‘AFFORDABLE’ ROBOT BARTENDER

The artificially intelligent robotic bartender named Monsieur, which was unveiled through a Kickstarter campaign at the start of this year, has been given a new lease of life after attracting significant funding from seed investors.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/busy-bars-to-benefit-from-affordable-robot-bartender/?article-source=newsletter&source=277&date=2014-10-13

TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

In a recent opinion, the TTAB found a registered mark for “Naughty Girl” in Class 33 (wines and fortified wines) not merely descriptive of wine.

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http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2014/10/13/ttab-finds-naughty-girl-descriptive-wine/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=81b55f1a0d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-81b55f1a0d-121923797

The Wine Advocate is launching a new international lifestyle magazine, 100 Points by Robert Parker.

An international perspective on bespoke experience, adventure and quality craftsmanship, presented in an elegant, contemporary environment

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A major win for organic New Zealand wine in the EU

New Zealands organic wine industry has scored a major export victory with the announcement that the European Commission (EC) has agreed to recognise New Zealands organic wine production methods as equivalent to its own

http://business.scoop.co.nz/2014/10/13/a-major-win-for-organic-new-zealand-wine-in-the-eu/

How Trader Joe’s Sells Twice As Much As Whole Foods

Trader Joe’s sells twice as much per square foot as Whole Foods.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-sales-strategy-2014-10#ixzz3G6PK8mxe

New High End Johnnie Walker

Diageo has unveiled a new limited edition luxury variant under its Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand, John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2014. A blend of 29 casks selected by Johnnie Walker master blender Jim Beveridge, Private Collection 2014 is a 46.8% abv whisky packaged in individually numbered decanters retailing at $850 each. 8,888 bottles of the limited-edition offering are being released. Diageo says forthcoming whiskies under the John Walker & Sons Private Collection will “build into a collectible series year on year.”

TOP 10 CINNAMON FLAVOURED WHISKIES

Whisky producers the world over have been embracing the flavour phenomenon, but it’s not just honey leading the trend as cinnamon expressions vie to capture consumers’ attention.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/top-10-cinnamon-flavoured-whiskies/?article-source=newsletter&source=278&date=2014-10-14

Perfectly pair your pumpkin beer

Planning a meal around pumpkin beer is fun, seasonal, and easy!

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http://wotv4women.com/2014/10/13/perfectly-pair-your-pumpkin-beer/

Kathie Lee Gifford draws fans in Granite State visit to promote wine

Kathie Lee Gifford attracted large crowds in Nashua and Bedford this past weekend as fans were eager to meet the celebrity and taste her newest wine.

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http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20141012/NEWHAMPSHIRE07/141019703

Biodynamics, or, What Poop, Crystals, and the Moon Have to Do with It

For those of you curious about what biodynamics is all about, here’s a look back at some comics that explain the ideas behind the farming philosophy.

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/10/13/biodynamics-or-what-poop-crystals-and-the-moon-have-to-do-with-it/

THE FIVE FAMOUS FIRST GROWTHS OF BORDEAUX COMPARED [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Personal Wine Releases Zombie Apocalypse Wine Bottle Series

Personal Wine released their Walking Dead Wine Collector’s Series in October

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/personal-wine-releases-zombie-apocalypse-190100204.html

Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US

Here are ten states deserving your supping scrutiny.

http://www.nguoi-viet.com/absolutenm2/templates/viewarticlesNV2.aspx?articleid=196639&zoneid=39#.VD5kR0sVzOw

 

Franklin MA sting: Two restaurant chains caught selling to minors

Two popular restaurants are facing possible liquor license suspensions after police caught them selling alcohol to a minor who had been working undercover with the department

http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/article/20141015/News/141018133

The influence of the multisensory environment on the wine drinking experience

Recent studies have demonstrated that simply by changing the music playing in the background one can effectively change how people rate the taste of a drink or food, and/or how much they enjoy the overall experience.

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http://www.teatronaturale.com/technical-area/grapevine-and-wine/4963-the-influence-of-the-multisensory-environment-on-the-wine-drinking-experience.htm

New Menage A Trois Products

Trinchero Family Estates has added new wines under its Ménage à Trois brand, including a Prosecco and a dark red blend called Midnight. Ménage à Trois Prosecco DOC is made from 100% Glera grapes and retails at $14.99 a 750-ml. Midnight, meanwhile, is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot that is positioned at $12.99. The Prosecco and dark red blend launch on the heels of another recent extension to the Ménage à Trois stable—its line of vodkas including Straight, Triple Berry and Triple Citrus, which debuted in June at $24.99 a bottle.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety Hits Shelves

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Snowpack Winter Variety Pack is hitting shelves now.

The 12 pack features two brand new offerings alongside Pale Ale and Porter – Boomerang IPA, and Coffee Stout.

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http://beerstreetjournal.com/sierra-nevada-snowpack-variety-hits-shelves/

Why Some Wines Taste Better With Age

Why is it that some wines taste better as they get older while others get worse?

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/whats-wines-tastes-better-age/

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

The majority of wines are produced from around 20 different types of grape, all of which have their own typical aroma. This is due to the terpenes, a diverse category of chemical substances including cholesterol and estrogen

http://www.teatronaturale.com/technical-area/grapevine-and-wine/4961-researchers-pinpoint-mechanism-for-aroma-formation-in-wine.htm

VFW and American Legion May Receive Liquor License Fee Exemption From Selectmen

Two organizations for military veterans could be getting an exemption for their liquor license fees next month in Sharon MA.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/sharon/vfw-and-american-legion-may-receive-liquor-license-fee-exemption-selectmen-0#.VD-yOksVzOw

Quiz: What type of beer are you?

Take this quiz by USA TODAY Network to find out what type of beer you are.

I was wheat beer!

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/10/15/quiz-type-beer/17325389/

US and European wine regions step up campaign to protect online wine names

American winemakers were joined by their counterparts from Champagne at a conference on deregulating internet domain names in an effort to boost awareness of how weaker controls would negatively impact the wine business.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/us-and-european-wine-regions-step-up-campaign-to-protect-online-wine-names/372610.article

Sunday 10am Opening Time Approved By Town Of Franklin

Resolution 14-62: Local Licensing Authority’s Approval of Package Store Licensees’ Notifications of Change in Hours to Permit Earlier Sunday Openings

motion to accept, passed via roll, unanimous (6-0)

October 26th will be first Sunday to open at 10am

NEW CHIANTI TIER HIGHLIGHTS ‘PERSONALITY’

Tuscan producer has welcomed the Chianti region’s recently introduced top tier classification, Gran Selezione, as a tool for distinguishing wines with “personality”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/new-chianti-tier-highlights-personality/

This Chart Will Help You Choose the Perfect Wine to Pair With Your Halloween Candy

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State regulators investigating Somerville brewery’s ‘pay-to-play’ allegations

State regulators are investigating charges made by a Somerville brewer, Dann Paquette, who touched off a firestorm among beer enthusiasts when he accused two popular Boston bars of refusing to carry his company’s products because other brewers or distributors had paid to reserve taps there.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/10/15/cambridge-brewer-fed-with-alleged-pay-play-arrangements-bars-takes-his-gripes-twitter/lKazzxUJvnLIgIjPnJEteM/story.html

9 things on a wine label you should know

If you don’t know a few basic terms on a bottle, your confusion probably will grow

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http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/10/9_things_on_a_wine_label_you_s.html

New Shipyard Winter Beer

Portland, Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Company will release new winter seasonal, GingerBreadHead Ale, next month. Available through February, the full-bodied, 4.6%-abv craft offering is brewed with Caramunich and Chocolate malts and features notes of ginger, clove and cinnamon, the company says. It will be distributed in six-packs, 12-packs and on draft. Shipyard produces 20 varieties of craft beer and in 2013 was ranked the 14-largest craft brewery in the U.S. by the Brewers Association.

US BASKETBALL PLAYER BATHES IN WINE

Amar’e Stoudemire, of the New York Knicks, has taken a novel approach to recovery by bathing in red wine.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/us-basketball-player-bathes-in-wine/

That Worm at the Bottom of Your Mezcal Isn’t a Total Lie

The worm is added at the end of the production process

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/that-worm-at-the-bottom-of-your-mezcal-isnt-a-lie-1

Soju Makers Aim to Turn Fire Water Into Liquid Gold

More of the Korean spirit soju is made than any other liquor in the world.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/10/17/soju-makers-aim-to-turn-fire-water-into-liquid-gold/

Stoneham MA secures five new liquor licenses

And so it begins…”the licenses will be a boost to the town”

http://stoneham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141016/News/141017750

The Best Beer in the Country Just Got Better

Heady Topper by Vermont brewery The Alchemist is a world-beating IPA. Now if only you could find some.

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/news/the-best-beer-in-the-country-just-got-better-17316585

New Study: Cities With Cheapest And Most Expensive Beer&Wine

A survey released this week by WalletHub found that both beer and wine prices could vary by almost 100% depending on the city.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-city-with-the-cheapest-beer-in-america-is-2014-10-17

Time and Oak May Change the Way You Enjoy Your Whiskey

Customize the flavor of your favorite whiskey and improve the quality in 24hrs.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/263766519/whiskey-elements-customize-your-whiskey-in-24-hour

The difference between cheap wine and wine that is made cheaply

How to tell the difference between cheap wine and wine that is made cheaply

http://winecurmudgeon.com/the-difference-between-cheap-wine-and-wine-that-is-made-cheaply/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-30-14

August 30, 2014

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

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 

September Will Be California Wine Month.

The range and diversity of California wine today are unprecedented.

We Pride Ourselves In Finding The Best Value/Tasting Wines From CA For You.

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The Earthquake In Napa Left A lot Of Damage To Wineries.

Please Keep Them In Your Thoughts And Glass.

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How You Can Help:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/How-you-can-help-those-hurt-by-the-Napa-earthquake-5714126.php

 

Also A Group Started A Wine Bucket Challenge:

http://youtu.be/rY4Qxhgi3Os

 

Our Labor Day Sale Newsletter

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Napa Quake

Drink Beer Warm?

 

A closer look at leaving the stems in wine

This week I have been reading how wine stem use affects taste.

Here is an interesting read on the topic.

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wholebunch.htm

 

Creative Garnishes

As you may have noticed, there have been an increasing amount of creative, extravagant cocktail garnishes popping up on drink menus this year.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/creative-garnishes/

 

Is Wine an Acquired Taste?

If you are brought up drinking wine do you like wine more?

http://blog.kj.com/wine-acquired-taste/

 

Red Mountain microclimate makes for spectacular wines

Read about this unique area in Washington St

http://www.winepressnw.com/2014/08/02/3088482/red-mountain-microclimate-makes.html?sp=/99/1644/

 

It Takes a Lot of Cow Skulls to Make Good Wine

Items used for biodynamic winemaking

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/it-takes-a-lot-of-cow-skulls-to-make-good-wine/

 

HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF PURPLE WINE STAINED TEETH

Tips on dental care when drinking wine

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/rid-purple-wine-stained-teeth/

 

Problems with wine by the glass?

Issues with ordering wine by the glass.

Always ask “when was it opened”

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A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs

With direct shipping now legal in MA you have choices.

Good read on club options.

“It’s my humble opinion that getting to know your local wine retailer and shopping regularly is the best way to learn about new wines”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2013/04/04/a-guide-to-joining-the-best-wine-clubs/

 

The business of Washington wine is bigger than you think

Did you know?

The percentage of Washington wines that Wine Spectator has rated 90 or above is higher than for any other region, including France and California.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/08/the-business-of-washington-wine-is-bigger-than-you.html

 

Hit me with your best shots: Premixed cocktails hit Boston packies

The cocktail shooters come in four flavors: Vodka Cucumber Lime, Vodka Kamikaze, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit and Tequila Cinnamon Orange. A single-flavor three-pack costs $7.99.

LIQS Cocktail Shots for 25drink

http://bostonherald.com/unknown/2014/08/hit_me_with_your_best_shots_premixed_cocktails_hit_hub_packies

 

Should Beer Be Served Cold?

A general rule to follow is this: the lighter the flavor of the beer, the cooler it may be served.

http://everythingontap.com/2014/08/25/beer-cold/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Trending%20on%20FS

Pumpkin beers aplenty already this season

The great pumpkin invasion has begun — already.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/23/next-round-pumpkin-beers/14461433/

 

Mexico’s Montejo Beer Debuts in United States

Fernando Valenzuela throws out first pitch for Montejo beer at Dodger Stadium

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http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/08/21/mexicos-montejo-beer-debuts-in-united-states

 

Big Wine and crowdsourcing

New trend for big wineries.

Learn about crowdsourcing and how you can take part

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/big-wine-and-crowdsourcing/

 

Wine Gelée Makes A Perfect Dessert For All Seasons

Jellied Wine With Summer Fruit

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/wine-gelee-makes-perfect-dessert-seasons/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8EF7ouAX91tIKVJaTEJ_AjXN5SoAAZGPiPEla7CIC3ewGkZ3J_nqRe-viFz1Zj68BAKJanbgdYrNxwtaNpQEs8th6xdZgro2PDOX9izhNHuOPwE7E&_hsmi=13912922

 

How Julia Child And Cookbooks Taught Us About Wine

Child coaches readers, providing the detail they need to choose a wine, use it in cooking and serve it with meals

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/lessons-wine-help-julia-child/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–CnlHVRtnxoj64EDUboFsqONZPAhSgwBaG7e0V-2O-63GElc8v4mSS_7pvTU3mj3hcNSNA_MEM7OQXOgb0T2dki_x1-XrDjg857QQ6BCM05uz9L7A&_hsmi=13912922

 

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Oregon Wine Country

Interesting facts about Oregon’s wine country about which even its hard-core wine buffs may not be aware.

http://wine.answers.com/wine-destinations/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-oregon-wine-country

 

Most wineries not insured for quake losses

most are not insured for quake damage

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2586042-181/most-wineries-not-insured-for

 

Have You Purchased “Small-Batch” Whiskey?

If so, you may be entitled to take part in a consumer class action to get your money back!

http://www.consumer-classactions.com/investigations/internet-scam/have-you-purchased-small-batch-whiskey/

 

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Beer

Each state ranked by the beers in it

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/every-state-in-the-usa-ranked-by-its-beer-95770823031.html

 

TOP 10 FUNNY SPIRITS NAMES

These suggestive, outlandish, tongue-in-cheek and quirky brands included in our list of the top 10 funny spirits names are sure to prompt a chuckle or two.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-funny-spirits-names/?article-source=newsletter&source=244&date=2014-08-27

 

TOP 10 BIZARRE ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS

Ever heard about the drunken bear who massacred the owner of a Russian pub, or the King who went up in flames wrapped in a brandy-soaked linen?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-bizarre-alcohol-related-deaths/?article-source=newsletter&source=957&date=2014-08-27

 

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Earthquake Proof Your Wine

Wine Folly Blog with tips and ideas

http://winefolly.com/update/earthquake-proof-wine/

 

Here Are The Rules To Buying Alcohol In Each State’s Grocery Stores

Maps for Beer,Wine And Liquor In Each State.

Also Where To Buy On Sundays

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/here-are-all-the-states-t_n_5710135.html?utm_hp_ref=wine

 

Texan brewery unveils 99-pack of beer

Beer fans rejoice: a Texan brewery is selling packs of beer with an eyebrow-raising 99 cans each

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11058950/Texan-brewery-unveils-99-pack-of-beer.html

 

Four new books for beer lovers

Ready for some lessons about a favorite beverage? New textbooks will keep you engaged.

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/272936531.html

 

A Beginner’s Guide to German Wine

A fifth of all of the wine grapes planted in Germany are Riesling

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/german-wine-introduction-riesling-what-is-kabinett-spatlese-auslese-mosel-rheingau.html?ref=title

 

Why You Should Know Where Your Wine Grows

Interesting read from Wine Folly

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/warm-climate-vs-cool-climate-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ad1ebdb1b5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ad1ebdb1b5-62472929&mc_cid=ad1ebdb1b5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Fall’s 5 Craziest Cocktail Trends

Fall season’s most provocative new drinks

http://www.winemag.com/October-2014/Falls-5-Craziest-Cocktail-Trends/

 

New Sam Adams Beer

Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams is debuting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, a Belgian ale aged in Hungarian oak tuns for more than a year. Through November, the craft offering will be available on draft in select U.S. cities. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is brewed with wild yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus for a spicy, fruity flavor with hints of oak and vanilla, according to the company. The ale was also blended into the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection series of Belgian brews. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru will be available on tap in a “tasting tour” that will hit select locations in Boston, New York, Denver, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and another city to be voted on by craft beer lovers across the country.

 

The ancient origins of beer

The exact origins of beer will forever be a mystery.

http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26375315/Brooks-on-Beer:-The-ancient-origins-of-beer–and-straws

 

DEADLY WINEMAKING SNAKES ESCAPE IN CHINA

Chaos erupted in China when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into a city.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/deadly-winemaking-snakes-escape-in-china/?article-source=newsletter&source=959&date=2014-08-29

 

Shock Top adds limited edition banana wheat beer

Shock Top has expanded once again to include a new limited edition beer: Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat.

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http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops/shock-top-adds-limited-edition-banana-wheat-beer/article_94d26f17-ea52-54ad-b559-ef675ab5e78a.html

 

Tasting Mastery

Tim Gaiser Blog on Wine tasting

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

 

Pop Cap Bottle Openers: An Eye Catching Way to Open Your Beer

Simply place the Pop Cap over the bottle, press down firmly on the cylinder and voila! Off comes the cap!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-9-14

August 9, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-9-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

What A Great Time Of Year This Is.:

Summer Products Start To Convert To Fall

California Wine Harvest Is Starting

Football Pre Season Is Here (GO PATS)

Back To School Shopping

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

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Microwave food and Wine Pairings

New Products

And More….

All About The Savoie Region In France

Very good information on this region in France.

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

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

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

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

Wine Pairings For Microwave Dinners

Interesting video wine pairing

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

Results of Airline Wine Competition Released

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

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

Watertown MA officials consider new liquor licenses

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

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

Mouthwash to hide liquor breath

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

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

Most retailers sour on new MA wine shipment law

Feedback on the new wine direct shipping law in MA

Our friend Frank Zoll of Zoll Cellars gives his take.

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

 

Wine Club World Coming Soon

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

http://wineclubworld.com/contactWCW.php

Timilty: Walpole MA better off with liquor license cap

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

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

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

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

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

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

DEEP-FRIED ALCOHOL PROVES A HIT

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

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

5 Pumpkin Beers On Shelves This Summer

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

This year, pumpkin beer made headlines by July.

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

New Ste Michelle Cabernet

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

So Typical: Navigating a New World of Wine Diversity

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

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

 

Non-GMO Beer

Look for the label below to make sure.

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

  

NEW WILD TURKEY DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY BOURBON

5th August, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

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

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

WORLD’S WORST WINE DISASTERS

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

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

GUINNESS TARGETS US WITH BLONDE LAGER

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

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

Will the Real Piña Colada Please Stand Up?

History of the pina colada

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

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

Push to pair sake with western foods

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

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

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

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

Box Wine Dispenser helps you maximize every single drop

New gadget for your box wines

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

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

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

http://worldwinechallenge.com

How to Make Sangrita (VIDEO)

Sangrita is the classic accompaniment to tequila shots in Mexico.

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

Massachusetts millennials spend big on guilty pleasures

Massachusetts ranked top state for alcohol sales among young adults.

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Paul Hobbs Wine

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

The 50 Best Craft Breweries in America

Slide show of readers choice for top 50 breweries

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

PINNACLE VODKA UNVEILS NEW AMARETTO FLAVOR

Another new flavored Vodka

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

 

FIRST UV ENERGY TABLET COCKTAIL TO LAUNCH

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

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

 

CorkGuard launches new SmartCork range

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

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

New Miller Lite Bottle Design Soon

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

First Pumpkin Beer Is Here!

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

NOW IN STOCK

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New Shandies from Leinenkugel’s

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

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Prosecco vs. Champagne: What’s the difference?

Here are five major differences between the two:

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

Wine vernacular: Five terms wine lovers should master

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

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

You’re Cooling Your Wine All Wrong

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

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

Wine drinkers often overpour, study says

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

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

Why you should be drinking cheap wine

Very interesting article of wine bottle costs over the years.

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

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

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

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

HOW TO MAKE BUSINESS CARDS FROM BEER BOXES

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

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

Drink Your Watermelon

Watermelon cocktails

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

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

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-19-14

July 19, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-19-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

This Week Franklin Liquors Has Expanded Its Wine Education Program.

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

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

Are You Looking For A Personal/Group Wine Event?

We Have The Areas Only Wine Education/Tasting Room.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Early Sunday Openings

Direct Wine Shipping Coming To MA

Wine Blog Awards

 

Updates On MA Wine Direct Shipment

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

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Mass. Wine Lovers to Order Straight from Vineyard

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

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

Hidden Loophole in MA Wine Shipping

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

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

WHAT WE REALLY TASTE WHEN WE DRINK WINE

Studies on how price and label shape affect you wine opinions

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

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

We Stock many of both types.

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

DUNG-SMOKED BEER TO HIT US SHELVES

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

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

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

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

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

Elasticity Of Corks

Coravin wine gadget founder video explaining how temperature and age affect

Wine cork seals

http://youtu.be/5anMpy7JXJc

2015 Wine Blog Awards Winners

This years winners, always great wine educational reading

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

Expert Tips for Using Ice

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

Exam I took actually had ice questions

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

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

Learn about what “orange’ wines are

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

TOP 10 COOLEST HIGH-TECH BAR GADGETS

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

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

Discerning Drinkers Guide to Low Calorie Wine

Wine Folly blog about calories in wine styles

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

Look out Napa: 5 up and coming wine regions

Two out of the 5 are hard to find in MA

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

7 Wine-Based Beverages to Test Out at Home

Wine cocktails NOT Sangrias

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

Five ways to shake wine shopping intimidation

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

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

Answers to pressing questions about wine enjoyment

Questions on glass type, corked and screw caps answered

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

MA State Senate passes bill permitting earlier liquor sales on Sunday

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

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

Spice Up Cocktail Hour With Herbal Vodkas

Ever want to know what to mix with herbal vodkas?

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

New Ciroc Flavor

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

Maine brewery has secret ingredient

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

The 50+ most influential wine peeps on social media

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

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

LEGAL DEFINITION WOULD ‘NOT BENEFIT’ CRAFT SPIRITS

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

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

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

Thought you drank a lot of wine??

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

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

Review of some ginger flavored beers

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

DEATH OF THE 100 POINT SCALE?

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

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

Do sulfites in wine give me a headache?

Another read on headaches and wine.

In the majority of cases, the cause is something else

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

21: Science’s limit on the drinking age

Some say law makes drinking more appealing to teens

Interesting reading on drinking age

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

How to Buy the Best Wine on a Budget

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

Love the first two tips:

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

AND

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

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

How to Taste Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

A guide to sparkling wines

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

Making 10% returns a year… by buying more wine

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

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

HOME ALCOHOL VAPORISING SYSTEM LAUNCHES

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

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

9 Celebrity-Owned Booze Brands

Alcohol brands that are backed by stars

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

Yuengling suffering Boston beer bruise

An update on how this PA beer is doing in MA

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

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

New Pinot Noir

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

A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison

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

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

This week “Malibu Coast” becomes an AVA

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-12-14

July 12, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-12-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Summer.

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

One Beer That Is In Stock Is The Hard To Find

Narraganett Del’s Lemonade!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Local Industry News

Beer Industry News

 

Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

Legislation creating permit system needs governor’s signature

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

Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider

Interesting read on Natural wines.

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

Drinking beer could be good for you, research suggests

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

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

Avalon first in US to use Select Bio closure

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

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

New branding for Ménage à Trois Midnight

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

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Highland Park unveils its Dark Origins

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

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

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

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No 4 or 5 tastes: there are over 20

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

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

101 Best Wineries in America

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

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

Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption

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

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

Update On Patriot Place

Tastings is gone BUT bowling and painting while you drink coming

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

THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING WORLD WHISKY BRANDS

Slide show of the top brands

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

New GREY GOOSE VX

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

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

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

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

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

Does Wine Make You Fat?

Tips on how to stay healthy and drink wine

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

Shiner Beer arrives in Massachusetts

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

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

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD WORLD WINES AND NEW WORLD WINES

Great guide comparing and explaining old vs new world

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

Demand For Light Beer Is Collapsing

Light beers are out craft beers are in

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

Beer Is Better Than Wine for the American Worker

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

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

Deer Crashes Through Weymouth MA Liquor Store

Watch the crazy video of a deer in liquor store

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

BEER EXPERTS SELECT THE 17 BEST SUMMER BEERS

Experts pick summer beers

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

Five Over-The-Top Bloody Marys

Bloody Mary Fans Check These Out!

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

New Narragansett

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

 

French Wine Vintage Chart & Harvest Reports

Great Chart From French Wine Society

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

New Three Olives Flavor

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

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Beer industry hits milestone not seen in more than 100 years

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

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

Beer Distribution Explained With Cartoons

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 7-5-14

July 5, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

7-5-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Happy July 4th Weekend

This Week Our Quini Wine Tasting Was On Front Page Of Local Paper:

http://www.localtownpages.com/sites/default/files/newspaperpdf/2014_07_franklin.pdf

Also Featured On The Quini Blog:

http://blog.quiniwine.com/2014/franklin-localtownpages-franklin-wine-club-first-in-country-to-use-new-app/

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From Our Family To You And Yours Have A Safe July 4th Weekend!

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Support You Local Store

Pumpkin Beer In July

Liquor License Power Stays With Towns

World Cup Wine

 

BBQ Wine Pairings

How To Pick A Wine To Match Any Kind Of Southern Barbecue Style

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http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive/bbq-wine-pairings.html

AMERICAN CRAFT BEER’S GUIDE TO FOURTH OF JULY BREWS

Beer selections for the 4th

http://americancraftbeer.com/item/american-craft-beer-s-guide-to-fourth-of-july-brews.html

Flaming cocktails are a fiery sip this Fourth of July

NYC mixologists are lighting spirits on fire at places like Night of Joy, Evelyn Drinkery, The Butterfly, Burning Waters Cantina, and American Cut

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/flaming-cocktails-fiery-sip-fourth-july-article-1.1842721

Wine ideas for 4th celebrations

More July 4th Food And Wine Pairings:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140703/LIFESTYLE05/307030017/0/lifestyle08/Wine-ideas-4th-celebrations

TOP 10 WINES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Suggestions for wines to celebrate the 4th

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-wines-for-the-4th-of-july/?article-source=newsletter&source=915&date=2014-07-04

2014 California State Fair wine winners

Nice database search to find the winners. We stock many of the wines!

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/27/6518520/california-2014-state-fair-wine.html

Dentists Offer Free Wine to Take the Edge Off Visits

I will take a nice Cabernet with that root canal please! Only in NY

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140630/nolita/dentists-offer-free-wine-take-edge-off-visits

Paso Wine iPhone App Now Available on Apple App Store

All about Paso wine on an App

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/pasowine-iphone-app-now-available-232500900.html

Freeze! 6 frozen beer desserts

YUM Beer And Dessert? They Had Me At Beer!

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http://draftmag.com/features/freeze-6-frozen-beer-desserts/

SYNEK – Any beer tapped fresh on your counter

Interesting new beer dispenser system

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter

3 Tips on Getting into French Wine

Wine Folly guide to French wine

http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-tips/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=818f09f00f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-818f09f00f-62472929&mc_cid=818f09f00f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

The Case Against BevMo and Total Wine: “Drink Local” Means More Than You Think

Blog about why you should support you local Liquor store and the value over “box” stores

http://blog.seattlepi.com/thepourfool/2014/06/30/the-case-against-bevmo-and-total-wine-drink-local-means-more-than-you-think/

Is wine safer than liquor during pregnancy?

More research on alcohol and pregnancy

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-wine-safer-than-liquor-during-pregnancy

Pumpkin beer? In July?

The first Pumpkin beer of the season released already

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/101804794#.

Mass. Senate: Towns Should Control Local Liquor Licenses

This is great news! Towns can stay in control of licenses

http://www.wbur.org/2014/07/02/mass-senate-liquor-licenses

Summer Infusions

Nice refreshing summer drink ideas

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/summer-infusions/

 

SECONDHAND BOOZE SHOP OPENS IN TOKYO

2nd July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A cut-price liquor store which buys unwanted alcohol before selling it on at a discounted price has opened in Tokyo – believed to be the first of its kind.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/07/secondhand-booze-shop-opens-in-tokyo/?article-source=newsletter&source=914&date=2014-07-03

5 Research-Backed Reasons Expensive Wine Isn’t Always Better

Interesting read: High Price is not a factor in a “good” Wine

http://www.businessinsider.com/expensive-wine-isnt-better-research-2014-7

Faces — The Official FIFA World Cup Wine

Did you know there is an official World Cup Wine?

The boutique Lidio Carraro winery is located in the Serra Gaúcha region of south-east Brazil, And they have 11 varietals!

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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Faces—The-Official-FIFA-World-Cup-Wine-_17060948

6 Refreshing Spins on Summer Sangria

We are always on the look out for new sangria ideas!

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http://news.health.com/2014/07/02/6-refreshing-spins-on-summer-sangria/

Cocktail content calculator

For drinks with two or more ingredients By The National Institute of Health

http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/toolsresources/cocktailcalculator.asp

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