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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 12-28-18

December 28, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

12-28-18

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 10-20-18

October 20, 2018

Exploring all things wine with you!

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-06-15

June 6, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

We Are Live On ScanKart!!

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.

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Sit back, relax and shop for your favorite wines & spirits from this family-owned store in Franklin, MA right on your Phone and Online.

Find selections from: Quini, Franklin Wine Club,and Vinitas WineWorks

Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

Liquor

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

COMING SOON!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

 

Lady Bug Trek Starts Next Week!

A small business scavenger hunt.

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

ladybugtrek

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Craft Beer Candles

Madeira Food Pairing

 

AND MORE!

Anheuser-Busch pulls the brakes on beer for storm relief

Known for delivering ice, cold beer, Anheuser-Busch is trucking something different to emergency responders in Texas and Oklahoma. The company stopped its run of beer at its Cartersville, Georgia brewery, and are producing cans of water instead.

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http://wric.com/2015/05/29/anheuser-busch-pulls-the-brakes-on-beer-for-storm-relief/

CRAFT BEER CANDLES

Each candle is hand poured in New Jersey with 12oz of Soy Wax in a beer-can style glass that can be used for brews after the 60 hour burn time and some cleaning.

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http://coolmaterial.com/home/craft-beer-scented-candles/

Newmark Cornish & Carey Wine Services and Williams & Williams to Auction Chatom Vineyards and Winery

The approximately 775-acre property will be offered in two parcels at auction with equipment and bottled estate wine inventory included for beginning immediate operations.

https://www.morningstar.com/news/pr-news-wire/PRNews_20150529DA21011/newmark-cornish-carey-wine-services-and-williams-williams-to-auction-chatom-vineyards-and-winery.html

New Yuengling

  1. G. Yuengling & Son will introduce a new seasonal beer, Yuengling India Pale Lager, in November. According to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery—the largest craft brewer in the country, as per the Brewers Association—the IPL will be available in six-packs and on draft, and will be priced slightly above its flagship lager brand. The IPL will join Yuengling’s other seasonals, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen, introduced last year, and Oktoberfest, launched in 2011, while the brewery’s Spring Seasonal Bock has been discontinued. Yuengling IPL features four hops varieties and contains 5% alcohol by volume and 60 IBUs. IPLs—an emerging beer style that is a variant of the surging India pale ale (IPA) format—capitalize on renewed interest in lagers and pilsners by craft brewers and craft beer drinkers. Other brewers marketing IPLs include Boston Beer Co. and Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abbey Brewing.

 

ALL ABOUT BORDEAUX

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http://demystifiedvine.com/2015/05/31/all-about-bordeaux/

Charlie Baker not a fan of proposed Boston alcohol tax

He does not support a proposal currently circulating through the Boston City Council that would pay for recovery programs through a new local tax on alcohol.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/06/charlie_taxes_recovery.html

10 Types of Moms You Meet in the Liquor Store

Here’s who to be on the lookout for:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/being_a_mom/186246/10_types_of_moms_you?ct=slider_5

Gronk was in National Honors Society, misses teammates, never drinks wine

We Miss Tom Brady Shopping For Wine!

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25202032/gronk-was-in-national-honors-society-misses-his-teammates-and-never-drinks-wine

New Oak Aged Absolut

Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Absolut Oak seeks to capitalize on the trend toward consumption of oak-aged brown spirits like whisk(e)y. The innovation play comes as Pernod Ricard USA has been trying to emphasize the higher-end Absolut Elyx offshoot in a bid to premiumize. Absolut, still the U.S. market’s top imported vodka brand, just ahead of Svedka, slipped 7% to 4.1 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, and is down about half a million cases since 2012, amid tough competition from fast-rising Tito’s, among others. Meanwhile, Pernod says it’s increasing focus on Martell Cognac in the U.S., where the upscale brand currently has a relatively small presence.

The science and magic of mulled wine

The origins of mulled wine are not difficult to trace. Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cover the flavors of spoilt food and drink

http://news-soft.com/2015/06/02/the-science-and-magic-of-mulled-wine/

SAUZA LAUNCHES SPICY CUCUMBER CHILI TEQUILA

The new expression is made using Sauza Silver Tequila combined with a “natural cucumber and chilli twist”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/sauza-launches-spicy-cucumber-chili-tequila/?article-source=newsletter&source=440&date=2015-06-03

New Hampshire Governor Blocks Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire

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http://www.nola.com/eat-drink/2015/06/no_baby_pictures_on_beer_bottl.html

Madeira: the Offbeat White Wine That’s Amazing with Grilled Steak

One of the greatest pairings for beef is a white you may have never heard of: Madeira.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/02/madeira-offbeat-white-wine-thats-amazing-grilled-steak

New Del’s Black Cherry

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has launched Del’s Black Cherry Shandy, the second offering in the brewery’s shandy lineup. Part of Narragansett’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up series of local collaborations, the latest shandy (4.7%-abv) is a combination of Narragansett’s Lager and black cherry juice created in collaboration with fellow Rhode Island company Del’s Lemonade. It’s available for a limited time only in Rhode Island in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for $8.99-$9.99. Narragansett’s other beers are sold in all the New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

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DRINK WINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN VINEYARD IN FRANCE

Calling all oenophiles. Now you can drink wine from your very own French vineyard, without having to lift a finger.

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/06/01/drink_wine_from_your_very_own_vineyard_in_france.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=3a1a2e7cba-LPJ_for_June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-3a1a2e7cba-55781545

Spice up your life with Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is Germanic for “spice” and hails from that region known for bouncing back between French and German rule over the last couple thousand years,

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/05/22/3570225/spice-up-your-life-with-gewurztraminer.html

Franciacorta IS NOT CHAMPAGNE!

Sadly, the comparison of Franciacorta to Champagne continues to molest consumers’ and trade’s perception of the Italian appellation like lice.

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http://dobianchi.com/2015/06/02/franciacorta-champagne-what-is-difference/

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives special pleasure from discovering the hidden gems and authentic experiences that uniquely define a place and its people.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-s-levine/12-things-you-must-see-and-do-in-the-napa-valley_b_7479550.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Bulleit Takes a Bullet

Bulleit got sued June 1

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/bulleit-takes-a-bullet

7 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR GLASS OF ROSÉ TO ANOTHER LEVEL

While a simple glass of rosé is delightful, there are several ways for you to kick your sipping up a notch.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-ways-to-take-your-glass-of-rose-to-another-level/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3196dea2ed-June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3196dea2ed-38937345

10 Ways to Tell if Your Sommelier Really Knows Wine

To evaluate the value of the advice they’re proving, keep in mind the 10 points mentioned.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/3/8723085/10-ways-to-spot-a-really-good-sommelier

Wine lovers look to bring their own vino into more MA restaurants

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own bottles into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150603/NEWS/150608485

PINNACLE INTRODUCES RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FLAVOR

With more than 40 flavors to choose from, the brand has launched its latest variant with summer in mind, and say the flavor profile is “perfect for summer cocktails and cookouts”.

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What is Port Wine?

Let’s get up to speed on this fascinating and historic sweet wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-port-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5d31b1d57c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5d31b1d57c-62472929&mc_cid=5d31b1d57c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

There are several things to know about how wine is scored before you make a purchasing decision based on a point value.

http://skepchick.org/2015/06/grading-wine-what-is-the-100-point-system/

Corsican Wines Speak a Language of Their Own

What makes Corsican wine so unusual?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/dining/corsican-wines-antoine-arena-speak-a-language-of-their-own.html?_r=0

ABSOLUT IN LAWSUIT OVER KAHFUA ‘COUNTERFEITER’

The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/absolut-in-lawsuit-over-kahfua-counterfeiter/?article-source=newsletter&source=442&date=2015-06-05

Latest Quini Newsletter

Our Friends At Quini Nesletter

http://quiniwine.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/FDDD56D907920858/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

THE 5 BOURBON STYLES YOU SHOULD DRINK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT

That being sad, navigating the exciting but often overwhelming world of bourbon can be a little much, and you might find it hard to turn yourself on to this amber spirit.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-5-bourbons-you-should-drink-if-you-want-to-understand-what-all-the-fuss-is-about/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=17cc022cd9-June_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-17cc022cd9-38937345

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Guess what’s happening Soon in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

ladybugtrek

 

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Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

 

Upcoming Events

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

 Wine Club Facebook Page

June 9th

Wines From Chile

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222638026/

June 16th

Beer Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222787216/

June 25th

Wines Of Languedoc France

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222945814/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

 

Medway Community Education

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-16-15

May 16, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-16-15

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

 

This Week The Franklin Wine Club Hosted:

Joel Gott Winery, Are You A Wine Explorer Yet??

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Thank You To Curl Salon In Medway!

Our Wines Were Served At An Open House Event.

Our Friend Kim Of Vintias Wineworks Presented For Us.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Americans Drinking Less But Spending More

Tequila And Wine Weight Loss

 

AND MORE!

A SNAPSHOT OF VACQUEYRAS

Located in Southeastern France, Vacqueyras is one of the most recent additions to the Southern Rhône wine region, having received its appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) status in February of 1990 (following the Gigondas AOC in 1971, and preceding the Beaumes-de-Venise AOC in 2005)

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-snapshot-of-vacqueyras

Wine trade rumor: Santa Margherita, Terlato consider divorce

“We continue to work under the terms of our agreement with Santa Margherita,” said Liz Barrett, Terlato Wines vice president of corporate communications. “I know there’s many rumors out there. We don’t comment on those.”

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/05/wine-trade-rumor-santa-margherita.html

White Oak Winery fends off trademark infringement

On March 9, a federal court ruled that a New York-based vodka company with sales operations in Los Angeles infringed the trademark of Healdsburg-based White Oak Vineyard & Winery. The court’s injunction prohibits White Oak Spirits from using its White Oak trademark.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/107047/white-oak-winery-fends-off-trademark-infringement/

Americans Are Drinking Less But Spending More on Fancy Booze

American tastes in alcohol are getting more sophisticated—and more expensive

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-08/americans-are-drinking-less-but-spending-more-on-fancy-booze

The 21 Stages Of Falling In Love With Wine

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it’s pretty tough not to appreciate a glass of wine, and some of us even find ourselves in a lifelong love affair with vino.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/falling-in-love-wine_n_7232348.html

Thirsty Guide to Chilean Red Wine

It seems unlikely that the thin, long country of Chile is a larger producer of Cabernet Sauvignon than the US, but it’s true!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/chilean-red-wine-guide/

WHY WINE SHOULD NEVER BE SERVED ICE-COLD

Chilling it down too far – we’re talking frigid ice-cold level – can actually remove many of the pleasures of drinking that wine instead of the lemonade or water those minors across the park are enjoying.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-wine-should-never-be-served-ice-cold/

Unravelling the mystery of Burgundy and what happened to the Mâconnais

Burgundy is arguably the world’s most prestigious wine region.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/wine-unravelling-the-mystery-of-burgundy-and-what-happened-to-the-maconnais

TEQUILA COULD HELP WITH WEIGHT-LOSS

While not normally considered part of a healthy diet, scientists have discovered that the sugars found in Tequila may beneficial to weight-loss and treating diabetes.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/tequila-could-help-with-weight-loss/

How to Host a Beer Tasting Party

When planning a fun beer taste testing party, try to grab beers along all stages of the spectrum, giving your guests the opportunity to try each type and decide what they like.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/blog/beer-tasting-party/

Crown Royal Debuts First-Ever Rye Whisky

Diageo has added to Crown Royal’s portfolio with the nationwide release of Northern Harvest Rye, its first-ever blended rye whisky. “With rye whiskies serving as integral components of the Crown Royal Deluxe blend for more than 75 years, it was a natural and authentic extension to provide our loyal fans a rye offering,” said Yvonne Briese, vice president of marketing, Diageo North American Whiskey. The 90-proof offering’s suggested retail price is $29.99 a 750-ml. bottle.

Diageo is also expanding availability of its Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel whisky into new U.S. markets following an initial limited release in Texas. Featuring Crown Royal’s base Coffey Rye whisky, the 103-proof single barrel liquid is produced at the brand’s Coffey Rye still in Gimli, Manitoba. It marks the first national rollout of a barrel program by Crown Royal, allowing retailers to purchase an entire barrel, with every bottle ($54.99 a 750-ml.) produced from a barrel featuring a personalized medallion naming the retail location.

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Grapefruit Emerging As Summer Beer Trend

Summer hasn’t even begun, but it’s beginning to look like grapefruit will be the big flavor trend for the beer category this season.

Several craft brewers have been producing beers featuring grapefruit flavors in recent years, but now at least two national players are behind new grapefruit-influenced brews. MillerCoors’ Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy, a summer seasonal, launched nationally in March, and the company says the response has been so positive that an enhanced order window for distributors has been added. The Coors Light Citrus Radler, due this summer, is also expected to have a grapefruit component. “The grapefruit beer market grew triple digits last year,” Ashley Selman, senior director of marketing at MillerCoors’ Tenth & Blake unit, reports. Earlier this year, Boston Beer Co.’s Alchemy & Science subsidiary launched Traveler’s Grapefruit Ale nationally.

Harpoon Brewing’s summer seasonal UFO Big Squeeze, meanwhile, is available in 24 states and Washington, D.C. “Beer drinkers have embraced UFO Big Squeeze more than we had anticipated,” says brand manager Chris Bonacci. Other brews containing grapefruit include Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA, Shiner’s Ruby Redbird and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Germany.

3 Wines to Pair with Eggs Benedict

The brunch staple goes best with the world’s most versatile pairing wines: sparklers, Rieslings and rosés.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/10/3-wines-pair-eggs-benedict

Your Beer Glass Shape Might Be Making You Drink Too Much, Says Science, So Think Carefully About Your Next Pint

There are a lot of things that might contribute to whether or not we overdo it at the bar — but now we’ve got something else to add to the list

http://www.bustle.com/articles/81763-your-beer-glass-shape-might-be-making-you-drink-too-much-says-science-so-think-carefully

In defense of the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine)

There are many that feel that being certified in wine knowledge is a load of bull. Then there are those that are certified that believe the CSW is a joke. I’m going to explain to you why neither case is true.

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http://www.thewinestalker.net/2015/05/csw.html

TOP 10 CRAZY SPIRITS MARKETING STUNTS

Whether by creating a giant cucumber-shaped aircraft or pouring rum over the naked breasts of glamour models, the spirits world has never been averse to clever – but crazy – marketing stunts

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-crazy-spirits-marketing-stunts/?article-source=newsletter&source=424&date=2015-05-12

This Gadget Will Make Cheap Beer Taste Better

The secret, of course, is better head.

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https://www.maxim.com/tech/gadgets/article/gadget-will-make-cheap-beer-taste-better

I tried a bunch of apps for wine lovers, and these are the ones worth downloading

There are more wine apps out there than anyone could possibly want — or need.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-apps-for-wine-lovers-2015-5

Wines by the glass at Fenway Park pretty good, better bargain than beer

Another thing that surprised me was I couldn’t find any Red Sox wine for sale at Fenway Park. If they are selling it there, they sure aren’t promoting it.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/wine_press_wine_at_fenway_park.html

Wine bedtime snack can help you lose weight, study claims

Wine drinkers rejoice. A new study has found that a glass of wine before bed can help you lose weight.

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/wine-bedtime-snack-can-help-you-lose-weight-study-/nmD32/

The Perfect Harvest

California’s Livermore Valley was once renowned for making the finest wine in the world. John Kinney, a local winemaker, professor, historian and craftsman, is on a journey to reclaim that title and he’s drawing on the history of the Valley to do it.

This short film tells the story of John’s pursuit of the perfect harvest in Livermore Valley.

https://vimeo.com/114387256

There Goes the Neighborhood – Miley Cyrus Buys a Vineyard

Miley Cyrus has just dropped a cool $4 million on a ranch in Los Angeles‘ San Fernando Valley. It has a riding area, a pool and an outdoor fireplace, as well as 550 or so Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/there-goes-the-neighborhood-mylie-cyrus-buys-a-vineyard

Boston Beer to Re-Release Two Drinker Favorite Beers

Based on the input of beer drinkers everywhere, Samuel Adams brewers will pull recipes from their “vault” and ultimately choose two winning brews to be re-released nationally for a limited time.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-re-releases-16-beers

The Wine Group Adds Canned Wines To Flipflop

The Wine Group is launching a new line of wine in cans under its Flipflop brand. Flipflop’s new entries, which are debuting nationwide, are packaged in 250-ml. cans that will retail in four-packs for $12. Including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Fizzy Sangria and Fizzy Crisp White, the cans contain the equivalent of two 4.2-ounce glasses of wine, and are geared toward summer outdoor occasions. According to Impact Databank, Flipflop declined 2.4% to 770,000 cases last year.

BANDOL’S WINES: PROVENCE’S TRUE STAR

So many things make the Provençal commune of Bandol a unique place: its micro-climate, use of Mourvèdre as its primary varietal, steep slopes requiring manual harvests and a pure pedigree as an ancient wine-making region.

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/02/bandol_s_wines_provence_s_true_star.html

15 bizarro beers that taste amazing

Peanut butter beer? Licorice beer? Beer brewed with whole pizzas? Weird beers that actually work.

Mamma Mia Pizza Beer

http://draftmag.com/weird-beers-that-taste-amazing/

Diageo Targets Upscale Bourbon Tier With Blade And Bow Rollout

Diageo is officially launching its next play in the high-end Bourbon segment with the unveiling of its Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey brand, created at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Inspired by the “five keys” symbol found throughout the distillery (and named for the two parts of a skeleton key), Blade and Bow is available in two offerings—Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (91 proof, $49.99) and 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (92 proof, $149.99). The former is made from some of the oldest stocks to be distilled at Stitzel-Weller before it closed in 1992 and matured using the solera aging method. The 22-Year-Old Bourbon includes whiskies distilled in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky, and was most recently aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.

Blade and Bow follows Diageo’s launch of fellow upscale Bourbon labels Old Blowhard, Barterhouse and Rhetoric—all part of its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project—last year.

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New Sauvignon Blanc From Sonoma-Cutrer

Brown-Forman’s Sonoma-Cutrer has released its first-ever Sauvignon Blanc. Rolling out as the third entry in Sonoma-Cutrer’s Winemakers Release Series, the new offering is produced with Russian River Valley-sourced fruit and makes its debut with a 2014 vintage. The Sonoma-Cutrer Sauvignon Blanc is currently available in select U.S. markets, priced at around $24.99 a 750-ml. Previous entries in Sonoma-Cutrer’s limited production Winemakers Release Series include Late Harvest Chardonnay, as well as Founders Reserve Legacy, a premium Chardonnay offering.

What Exactly Is ‘Sustainable’ Wine?

Do grapes and vineyards really need to be pulled into the fight for sustainability? Conscience and all that “green” stuff seems to fly in the face of the luxurious joy proffered by a spectacular bottle of chardonnay.

https://munchies.vice.com/articles/what-exactly-is-sustainable-wine

Who Are You? Limoux Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fastest-growing French sparkling wine appellation in the US has many faces.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/who-are-you-limoux-wine-s-identity-crisis

Are Wine Drinkers More Responsible?

Based on statistics pulled from various, moderately reputable sources including the US Census Bureau, TTB (Tobacco Tax Bureau), NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), and Gallup, and it appears that, on average, wine drinkers drink less than beer drinkers.

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Sugar in Wine, The Great Misunderstanding

Sweetness is a perception. Bitterness, like the caffeine in colas, or tannins in wine, will reduce the perception of sugar. So does acidity. Hence the delightful phosphoric acid in your Coke, and the importance of natural acidity in wine.

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

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Wines Of Languedoc France

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-02-15

May 2, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

 

David Vs. Goliath??

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Our “small” family owned liquor store (Vintage 1978) is located close to TWO other liquor retailers. One is Shaw’s supermarket (beer/Wine) the other a “small” family owned business Devita’s Market (Full liquor)

 

We knew there was a Beer/Wine license available for a while in town. Last March another “small Business” tried to get it

and the Franklin Town council denied it as there was another “small business” across the street from it AND “no public need”.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/03/live-reporting-town-council-mar-5-2014.html

(“motion for denial on basis for no public need on basis of over saturation in current area”)

 

Tuesday while checking out a customer she stated Big Y (located across from us) was getting a license. Reaching out to our contact at Big Y it was confirmed.

 

Today we started to prepare to oppose that based on last year’s council decision. ONLY to find out the meeting is next week Wednesday May 6th 7:10pm.

It was shocking we did not get a notice of the meeting for approval as we are directly across from them.

At the town hall we were told only people notified are within 300ft. As a note I did find online the legal notice posted in the Milford News.

 

I contacted Shaw’s corporate and Devita’s they also were not aware.

Please understand we realize there is a convenience factor for supermarkets. Our goal is that the Town council votes as they did last year on “need” and location of THREE businesses in area.(over saturation )

Keeping in mind last year’s denial was a small “store” within the same distance of ONE “small” store.

The Big Y is in the same location as TWO “small” stores and ONE “large” store.

 

There are many movements/groups in Town to support “small business”.

Please keep this Town Council meeting/decision and us in mind we would love your support.

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

Or share this on social media.

 

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Scoop On Wine Prices

All About Chardonnay

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THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART [INFOGRAPHIC]

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REYKA SLAMMED OVER BRUCE JENNER COCKTAILS

Reyka vodka is in hot water over a tactless email encouraging people to make Bruce Jenner “Gender Bender” cocktails to enjoy during the reality TV star’s interview with ABC News.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/reyka-slammed-over-bruce-jenner-cocktails/

Wine Temps 101

Dos & Don’ts for Storing and Serving Your Favorite Wines

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/wine-temps-101/Content?oid=2785142

The Best Wines to Pair with Crab Cakes

Lots of wines can work, depending on the other flavors involved, but you can’t go wrong with medium-bodied whites and sparkling wines.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/26/pairing-wine-crab-cakes

Ste. Michelle Debuts Collaborative Tenet Range

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Rhône winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie to launch Tenet Wines, a new Syrah-focused range. The collaborative lineup features a pair of offerings from Washington’s Columbia Valley—including the Tenet GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) and The Pundit Syrah—and an entry from the Rhône Valley’s Costières de Nîmes, Le Fervent Syrah. Both The Pundit ($24.99 a 750-ml.) and Le Fervent ($21.99) will be available nationwide starting June 1, with their inaugural 2013 vintage limited to 8,113 cases and 5,000 cases, respectively. Tenet GSM ($70), meanwhile, is slated to follow in September with a 2013 vintage totaling 1,069 cases.

Behind the Tag

The Scoop on Wine Prices

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http://www.fix.com/blog/what-do-wine-prices-mean/

MORE WINE GROWN IN CHINA THAN FRANCE

China has now overtaken France to be the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/more-wine-grown-in-china-than-france/

Johnny Cash on Beer Bottles

https://youtu.be/a1Y8sUZlYHo

If you want to make money, don’t open a liquor store

Specialty-foods stores, grocery stores and liquor stores are among least-profitable small businesses

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/if-you-want-to-make-money-dont-open-a-liquor-store-2015-04-27

Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today

Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century, who steered the world’s taste in sparkling wine from sweet to drier styles – a preference that stuck.

http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/04/27/4497184/madame-pommery-changed-how-we.html#storylink=cpy

A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement

Compared to normal still wine production, Champagne winemaking gets pretty complicated.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/04/a_brief_video_lesson_in_champa.html

Tasting and Ranking 39 of the Best American Wheat Beers

American-made wheat beers from hefeweizen to Belgian wit

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/tasting-and-ranking-39-of-the-best-american-wheat.html

HandCraft Wines unveils two new additions

HandCraft Pinot Grigio and HandCraft Malbec

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=150333

6 Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Drink Wine

Technology has changed:

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http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2015/04/23/6-ways-technology-has-changed-the-way-we-drink-wine

5 Things To Know About Dating A Wine Lover, Because Winos Are A Totally Different Kind of Drinker

In other words, wine lovers are a different breed of a drinker. So if you’re dating one, (male or Female) there are a few things you should know.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/77319-5-things-to-know-about-dating-a-wine-lover-because-winos-are-a-totally-different-kind

A COMPUTER ALGORITHM CAN SEE WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK

THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR NOSE GIVES YOU AWAY

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http://www.popsci.com/computer-algorithm-can-tell-when-youre-drunk

5 Countries Drink Half The World’s Wine

Since 2000, overall wine consumption has diminished in traditional wine-drinking countries and has increased in countries new to wine drinking.

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8 GREAT BEER COCKTAIL RECIPES: INFOGRAPHIC

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BEYOND THE MINT JULEP: 11 DROOLWORTHY KENTUCKY DERBY COCKTAILS

 There are plenty of other drinks fit for Kentucky Derby royalty

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/beyond-the-mint-julep-11-droolworthy-kentucky-derby-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cad1b522d-April_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cad1b522d-38937345

FASCINATING FACTS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT BEER

Think you know everything about beer? This collection of fascinating beer-related facts might surprise you.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/fascinating-facts-worth-knowing-about-beer/

Massachusetts beer distributor charged in ‘pay-to-play’ probe

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or ABCC, said Craft Beer Guild LLC violated a state rule against offering inducements to retailers to stock its products over those of competitors and a state law that prohibits distributors from charging different prices for the same products.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/04/29/massachusetts-beer-distributor-charged-pay-play-probe/q1PkvE3H8bWltjPqrigpzL/story.html

Guide to Chardonnay Wine Grape Variety

Chardonnay is probably the most famous white grape variety in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/16/infographics-guide-to-chardonnay-wine-grape-variety/

THE BEER BUCKET LIST (2.0): 30 BEERS TO TRY ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

This is The Beer Bucket List 2.0

http://coolmaterial.com/feature/beer-bucket-list-2-0-30-beers-you-need-to-try-once/

FLOORING COMPANY LOSES CHAMPAGNE BATTLE

The Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne (CIVC) has won its case against a flooring company that was trying to trademark a range of “caviar and Champagne” products.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/flooring-company-loses-champagne-battle/

What Wine Pairs Best With a Big Mac?

Barbera, Sangiovese and Tempranillo are well suited to acid/fatty foods such as the Big Mac.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-wine-pairs-best-with_b_7177014.html

The Effects Drinking Alcohol On An Empty Stomach Have On Your Body

How bad is it, really, to drink on an empty stomach?

13-how-alcohol-travels-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/effects-drinking-alcohol-empty-stomach-have-your-body-331188#.VUIqrVusshY.facebook

Barolo vs Brunello: Sizing Up Italy’s Most Popular Reds

Here is a synopsis of the primary differences between Barolo and Brunello

http://winefolly.com/review/barolo-vs-brunello-di-montalcino/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3d1aef18bb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3d1aef18bb-62472929&mc_cid=3d1aef18bb&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Cheap Wine Tastes Better If We Think It’s Expensive, Says Study, So Maybe That Bottle Of Plonk Isn’t So Bad After All

How “marketing placebo effects” function not just with regards to self-reported enjoyment, but in terms of what’s going on in our brains when they’re at work

http://www.bustle.com/articles/80043-cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-we-think-its-expensive-says-study-so-maybe-that-bottle-of

Is Wine Cheaper Than Water?

Fact or fiction: In some countries, beer and wine is cheaper than water.

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/travel-911/video/is-wine-cheaper-than-water

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-25-15

April 25, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

TWO EXCITING ANNOUCEMENTS!!

 We have great news for you!

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

New Craft Beers

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

 http://franklinliquors.scankart.com

Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will

include many local businesses including us!

ladybugtrek

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses.

More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Take Care

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Beer Made With Sewage Water

Sangria

Fat In Wine

 

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How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Here are a couple of guidelines

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/how-to-plan-a-stress-free-trip-to-the-wine-country/Content?oid=2926537

The Italian Wine Country You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The wines of Franciacorta are not widely imported in America.

1-Italy_Franklin-Liquors

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-italian-wine-country-youve-probably-never-116647031957.html

SEWAGE BEER GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to create beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/sewerage-beer-given-the-go-ahead/

PAIRING HERBS WITH WINE

2-herbs-wine-pairing-guide-Franklin-liquors

 

Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/wine-review-santa-rita-hills-pinot-noir.html?_r=1

10 Reasons Why Wine is Better Than Sex

Here are a few reasons why…

http://vinomofo.com/content/articles/10-reasons-why-wine-is-better-than-sex-6927a419?utm_campaign=Social+Share

FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine

The new nationwide rules only apply to chain restaurants and bars with at least 20 locations.

http://kdvr.com/2015/04/18/fda-guidelines-will-soon-require-calorie-count-on-wine/

 

Finding dependable advice on wine

Buying wine at a grocery store or even a neighborhood wine shop can be frustrating for a number of reasons.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/3816890-181/berger-finding-dependable-advice-on?page=1

Pairing: beer & a Southern spread

Fixin’ to chow down a Southern-style supper? Skip the sweet tea and bring the beer.

http://draftmag.com/pairing-beer-a-southern-spread/

Sangria for Wine Lovers

For wine lovers, here are some suggestions for getting into the sangria groove, based on wine type.

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TTB Proposes Three New AVAs: Lewis-Clark Valley, Eagle Foothills, and Lamorinda

TTB is accepting comments through June 15, 2015 on three proposed American Viticultural Areas

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2015/04/21/ttb-proposes-avas-lewis-clark-valley-eagle-foothills-lamorinda/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=c8cf20ae57-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-c8cf20ae57-121923797

BIG BOTTOM DISTILLING LAUNCHES OAK-AGED VODKA

Working with Bull Run Distilling and Indio Spirits and Distillery, Big Bottom has launched its Starka Vodka as part of the collaborative Oregon Starka Project.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/big-bottom-distilling-launches-oak-aged-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=407&date=2015-04-21

Wine on Tap is the Green Thing to Do This Earth Day

Ordering a glass of wine on tap is the green thing to do this Earth Day.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=149912

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SINGLE MALT GLASS CLOSURES CREATED

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt has launched the world’s first single malt whiskies featuring “experimental” glass closures.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/worlds-first-single-malt-glass-closures-created/?article-source=newsletter&source=408&date=2015-04-22

Certified Sommelier Mike Ward Launches Website to Pair Wine with People

Designed to help people find a wine they appreciate, pair that wine with food, and help them enjoy that wine to the fullest,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/04/16/mike-ward-launches-wardonwinecom/

Strongbow Introduces Variety Pack

Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes three of each of the four distinct Strongbow flavors

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/strongbow-introduces-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=c1c41221b0-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-c1c41221b0-168964077

 New Anew Wines

Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle is adding two new offerings to its Anew Wines offshoot, a Pinot Grigio and Rose. The 2014 Anew Pinot Grigio is sourced from Washington’s Yakima Valley, while the 2014 Anew Rose is made from a Columbia Valley-sourced blend of Syrah and Sangiovese. Anew, which was founded in 2013, also offers a Riesling. All three wines are available nationally in custom-made bottles with screw cap closures for about $12.

New Gansett NOW IN STOCK

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is launching Innsmouth Olde Ale as the second installment in its Lovecraft Series of limited edition beers. The English-style Olde Ale was created in collaboration with New England-based Revival Brewing Company and draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” with a label design created by Rhode Island artist Jason C. Eckhardt. It’s brewed with Two-Row Pale, Crystal, Cara, Dark Munich and Chocolate malts with Chocolate rye and finished with Summit and East Kent Goldings hops. Innsmouth Olde Ale (7% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for about $11-$12 throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon.

5 Tips on How to Go Wine Tasting (With Kids)

Here are a few tips to help you moms and dads to still get your drink on

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2015/04/22/5-tips-on-how-to-go-wine-tasting-with-kids/

The head of China’s biggest wine brand admits its wines are terrible

Ning Gaoning, the chairman of Cofco, the state-owned grain company that operates China’s biggest wine producer, told a conference in Switzerland what Chinese oenophiles have long known: its wines are “not very good

http://qz.com/388633/the-head-of-chinas-biggest-wine-brand-admits-its-wines-are-terrible/

How Do Buyers Choose A Wine When They Are In A Hurry?

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5 MUST MIX LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-must-mix-limoncello-cocktails/

WHY IS MY WINE SO EXPENSIVE? A GLIMPSE OF WHAT JACKS UP THE PRICE OF POSH WINE

There are a ton of things to consider that affect the cost on a bottle. Expensive bottles are marked by three traits in particular: oak, time and terroir.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/why-my-wine-so-expensive-glimpse-what-jacks-price-posh-wine

JIMI HENDRIX-INSPIRED LIQUEUR READIES TO LAUNCH

Tiger Paw Beverage Company has partnered with Leon Hendrix – brother of rock star Jimi Hendrix – to launch a new liqueur inspired by the late star’s songs.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/jimi-hendrix-inspired-liqueur-readies-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=409&date=2015-04-23

CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

A few wine suggestions for your next trip out communing with nature.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-to-go-with-camping/

AMERICA’S HEAVIEST DRINKING COUNTIES MAPPED

More US adults than ever are considered heavy or binge drinkers with women driving a rise in consumption, a county-level study on alcohol habits in the US has revealed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/americas-heaviest-drinking-counties-mapped/

There’s fat in your wine, but the fatty acids are the issue

Wine does, strictly speaking, include very small amounts of fat.

http://wineoscope.com/2015/04/24/theres-fat-in-your-wine-but-the-fatty-acids-are-the-issue/

NEW JERSEY: THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY WINE REGION IN THE US

More than 45 wineries in three designated American Viticulture Areas, AVA:

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-most-userfriendly-wine-region-in-the-us

Chilean volcano spares fruit

A volcano eruption in southern Chile is not expected to affect fruit production or exports to North America.

http://www.thepacker.com/news/chilean-volcano-spares-fruit

HERE’S WHY YOUR ORGANIC WINE IS ACTUALLY REALLY BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The best bet may be buying from small producers with great track records

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heres-why-your-organic-wine-is-actually-really-bad-for-the-environment/

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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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April 18, 2015

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GAME OF THRONES BEER

Ommegang’s new Three-Eyed Raven

The fifth collaboration between the Cooperstown, NY, brewery and HBO

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Three-Eyed Raven is a 7.2-percent alcohol-by-volume beer that Ommegang bills as a “dark saison ale,”

750ml $9.95

 

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Silly Things Wine Connoisseurs Do To Enjoy Wine

This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.

http://winefolly.com/update/silly-things-wine-connoisseurs-do-for-wine/

3 Wines to Pair with Fried Chicken

Wine’s acidity keeps your palate refreshed so you’ll want to take another bite.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/11/3-wines-pair-fried-chicken

A Cheat Sheet for Sherry

Sommeliers around the country have been calling for sherry’s revival for a few years now.

http://denver.eater.com/2015/4/10/8326643/denver-where-to-find-drink-sherry-wine-bars

After 20-year hiatus, I.W. Harper bourbon coming back to U.S.

launching this month by liquor giant Diageo in 4- and 15-year-old iterations

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http://www.fosters.com/article/20150412/GJLIFESTYLES/150319776/-1/FOSNEWS0413

What’s in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir

The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-wine-reveals-production-methods-affect.html

APP REWARDS STUDENTS WITH FREE BEER

A can-slinging app called Push for Beer has been launched which rewards top-scoring college students with free beer.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/app-rewards-students-with-free-beer/

What Do You Think of This Wine? How Wine Faults Show—Even if You Can’t Tell

It’s easiest when the wines are obviously faulty, because then they can be readily dismissed. The tough part is when things are more unclear.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/04/how-wine-faults-show-event-if-you-cant-tell/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=0d6a73e1e2-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-0d6a73e1e2-299904425

10 OF THE COOLEST COCKTAIL SHAKERS

A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/10-of-the-coolest-cocktail-shakers/

Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards

With so many organic options to eat, it may be easy to forget that wonderful wines can be just as sustainably produced as the food on our plates.

http://www.independent.com/news/2015/apr/14/understanding-sustainable-wine-standards/

State Of NH settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Law Warehouses to settle a lawsuit over the loss of a 20-year contract for warehousing and distribution worth an estimated $200 million.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150414/NEWS21/150419662

HOW MANY CALORIES DO SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS REALLY SAVE YOU?

How much a Skinnygirl Cocktail will actually save you when its original counterpart is swapped out

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-calories-do-skinnygirl-cocktails-really-save-you/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8845ba18ba-April_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8845ba18ba-38937345

Washington, Oregon wine leaders oppose proposed AVA rule

Opposition to the proposed rule that would permit adjacent states to use American Viticultural Area names on wine labels.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/04/13/washington-oregon-wine-leaders-oppose-proposed-ava-rule/

TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS OF THE WINE WORLD

You don’t have to look far to find stunning examples of architectural prowess in the world of wine, but this collection of avant-garde, boundary-breaking wineries are perhaps among the most impressive.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/top-10-architectural-wonders-of-the-wine-world/

A NEW BEER IN JAPAN IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU PRETTIER

A LITTLE DOSE OF COLLAGEN IN EVERY CAN

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http://www.popsci.com/new-beer-japan-supposed-make-you-prettier

NOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER

From Illinois’s Small Town Brewery, tastes just like root beer.

The standard version clocks in at 5.9% ABV, while two other renditions, which, to be fair, taste a bit boozier, come in at 10.7% and 19.5%. While 5.9% isn’t all that strong for a beer, it’s crazy strong for a root beer.

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What’s in your wine?

Should we be concerned about how our wine is made, what baddies are added, what goodies may not be favored by modern food processing?

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/whats-your-wine.html

Wine Institute Launches Sustainable Winegrowing Certificate Course

Free One-Hour Class for Wine Trade Professionals and Consumers

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2015/04/15/DC80394

Wine Snobs Are Right: Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor

Scientists show glass geometry controls where and how vapor rises from wine, influencing taste

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wine-snobs-are-right-glass-shape-does-affect-flavor/

The right wine to drink with a sandwich

Bread and wine are a foundation of civilisation. A sandwich simply adds other flavours to the equation, and very few foods won’t be improved by wine.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/eat-drink/article/the-right-wine-to-drink-with-a-sandwich

Worry about wine, not arsenic

In the United States, more than 70 “materials” are “authorized for (the) treatment of wine.”

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/worry-about-wine-not-arsenic/article_1d44dc41-e776-5a02-babf-be24004dbf30.html

Nude beer festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer

If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/food_department/Nude-beer-festival-Bare-Beach-Beer-Bash-returns-to-the-Poconos-this-summer.html

4 Tips on Finding Awesome Sparkling Wine

Most sparkling wine isn’t Champagne and that’s not a bad thing.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-tips-on-finding-awesome-sparkling-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8690372305-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8690372305-62472929&mc_cid=8690372305&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Finally, some real data on pesticides in wine

A French study on the subject.

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https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/finally-some-real-data-on-pesticides-in-wine/

BEN & JERRY’S TO RELEASE SALTED CARAMEL ALE

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/ben-jerrys-to-release-salted-caramel-ale/

Infographic reveals best wines to go with snacks

Wine experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3041557/Jacob-s-Creek-Infographic-reveals-ten-best-wines-snacks.html

Pairing Guide | Craft Beer & Cigars

A few craft beer and cigar pairing suggestions.

http://www.handfamilycompanies.com/blog/pairing-guide-beer-and-cigars/

7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING

Here are some underrated, too often overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/7-underrated-styles-beer-lovers-should-get-drinking

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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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April 11, 2015

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

 

Lets Play Ball

Just In Time For Baseball Is A Graphic,.

The Price For A Small-Sized Beer At Every Major-League Ballpark.

GO SOX!!

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WMRC Good News Initiative – Franklin Liquors Establishes Local Wine Club

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New Products

Music And Wine Tasting

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The World’s Dirtiest Wine Names

Here’s a survey of rude wine names, in alphabetical rude-word order.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/04/03/read_the_dirty_profane_obscene_names_that_companies_give_their_wines.html

In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine

Sales figures indicate that box wines are becoming increasingly popular.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/04/in-the-bag-us-thirsty-for-box-wine

 

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Studies show music can influence which wines you buy and how they taste when you’re drinking them.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-music-change-the-way-your-wine-tastes-1428071632

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Here is a guide to help you plan your travel to some of the best wine regions in France.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/findery/best-french-regions-for-w_b_6979600.html

Anchor In Cans

  • Anchor Brewing is launching its Anchor IPA in cans for the first time. The move marks the third of Anchor’s beers to be offered in cans, with the IPA joining the brewer’s California lager and limited-release Brotherhood Steam Beer in the format. Anchor IPA began shipping nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans last month. The brewer adds that its IPA, which debuted in bottles and on draught a year ago, has gotten off to a fast start, and it expects the new canned packaging to help keep its strong momentum rolling.

HOW TO BECOME A ‘WINE EXPERT’ IN FOUR HOURS

A doctor of psychology has devised 10 simple steps which he claims can set you off on the road to becoming a wine expert in just four hours.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/how-to-become-a-wine-expert-in-four-hours/

AMRUT LAUNCHES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ WHISKY WITH ORANGE

Indian spirits producer Amrut Distilleries has launched the “world’s first ever” single malt whisky with orange, called Amrut Naarangi.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/amrut-launches-worlds-first-whisky-with-orange/?article-source=newsletter&source=396&date=2015-04-07

6 Reasons Why Wine is Confusing and What To Do About It

Wine is one of those groceries that, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. Why is wine so complicated?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-reasons-why-wine-is-confusing-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Bubbling Over

A Guide to Sparkling Wine

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http://www.fix.com/blog/sparkling-wine-by-region/

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredients

Some breweries, wineries, distilleries, tequilerias and other liquor producers have turned to all organic ingredients.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/04/05/alcohol-organic-ingredients/25330117/

Bordeaux Wine Sales in Pictures

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A standard drink in the US contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. This amount equals:

12 oz beer

8 oz malt liquor

5 oz wine

5 oz or a shot of 80 proof spirits or liquor (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey)

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CRUZAN UNVEILS BLUEBERRY LEMONADE RUM

Cruzan infused lemonade with fresh blueberries to create the newest flavour, which is made from cane molasses and tropical water, and distilled in a five-column distillation process to create the “cleanest tasting rum”.

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Slow Wine Magazine

Feb-April 2015 Edition

http://www.slowwinemagazine.com/en/numero/issue-5/

New Cavit Wine

Palm Bay International is adding a new Select Red Blend under its Cavit brand. Retailing at $9 a 750-ml. Cavit Select Red Blend is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Teroldego and Syrah from northern Italy’s Trentino region. The second-largest imported wine brand in the U.S. market, Cavit rose 1% to 3.6 million cases in 2014, according to Impact Databank.

Sake In Kegs

Free Flow Wines is introducing what it says are the first sparkling wine and sake offerings in keg format. The Napa-based wine-on-tap provider has partnered with Banfi Vintners on a national launch of Banfi’s Eufloria sparkling wine in kegs, beginning this month. Meanwhile, Vine Connections has linked with Free Flow to offer its Bushido “Way of the Warrior” Junmai Genshu sake in kegs nationally starting this fall (following a California debut this spring). Free Flow says more than 3,900 on-premise locations nationwide are now marketing wines on tap, with strong growth ongoing. The company recently told SND it shipped the equivalent of 160,000 nine-liter cases last year, representing a doubling in volume compared with 2013.

Let’s Grab a Beer… With A-B InBev

Brewer Tries Unbranded Beer Image Campaign

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/a-b-inbev-a-beer-image-campaign/297968/

CORSICA: A SECRET BEAUTY HIDING IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [INFOGRAPHIC]

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-corsica-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67fec78055-April_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67fec78055-38937345

BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2015 BEER STYLE GUIDELINES

Put together yearly by the Brewers Association, these guidelines serve as a reference tool for beer experts and judges, highlighting various beer styles.

http://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/2015-beer-style-guidelines/

CAN TEABAGS OF HOPS SAVE YOU FROM CRAPPY LIGHT BEER?

Hop Theory will sell sachets filled with hops, spices and citrus designed to infuse a pint the way you would a cup of tea.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/can-teabags-hops-save-you-crappy-light-beer

Drawing upon the senses leads to good wine memories

Thinking in pictures and shapes – rather than mere words – will lead to improved consumer sensory memories about wine

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/drawing-upon-senses-leads-good-wine-memories

Looking for Good Wine? Start With The Appellation

There are laws that govern how wine is made and labeled. Some of these laws protect the quality of the wine too. So, if you’re looking for a good wine, one way to do it is to seek out wines that are on the highest tiers of their respective quality scale.

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http://winefolly.com/review/looking-for-good-wine-start-with-the-appellation/

Top 10 Loire Valley Wine Producers

From Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin to Michel Delhommeau, here are fantastic wine producers from the Loire Valley.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/top-10-loire-valley-wine-producers

BERINGER LAUNCHES SAMPLING STRIPS

Beringer Vineyards in California is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/beringer-launches-sampling-strips/

The regions and characters to help you uncover the world of wine in Game of Thrones

Live in the magic here. Explore the wine regions from the arid Dornish Foothills, to the island of Arbor, to the Free City of Volantis. Learn what kinds of wines they make and what they’re similar to; did you know that an oaky Californian Chardonnay tastes similar to an Arbor Gold? See what the characters think of Westeros and Essos wines and discover what regions and characters you connect with. Do you align with Tyrion Lannister’s love for Arbor wines or are you more of a Lyseni and Daenerys fan?

http://www.vivino.com/news/game-of-thrones

Champagne: The Right Road

The champagne category needs to claw back its premium status to survive this competitive market. Giles Fallowfield reports

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/5328/Champagne:_The_Right_Road.html

Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

One of the oldest wine regions in the world cranks it up in the 21st Century

http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/regional-spotlight/wine-region-georgia-april-2015

Is the U.S. Poised to Run Out of Bourbon?

Examining both sides of the bourbon shortage debate.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/4/8/8367315/is-there-really-a-bourbon-shortage

Need another reason to drink beer? Water conservation

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February 14, 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our Valentine’s Gift Guide

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Busy Week In Our Wine Tasting/Education Room

Making Whoopie With Wine Event

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French Tasting

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Affordable French Wines

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

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Total Wine In Natick News

Valentine’s Info

 

AND MORE!

 

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

According to scientists, ellagic acid retards the growth of fat cells, and slows down the formation of new ones. It also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/cheers-study-says-red-wine-may-help-burn-fat-journal-of-nutritional-biochemistry/

Valentines and wines, a happy coupling

Here are some tips to keep in mind, and to keep things simple. Choose according to your budget and your appetite.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/valentines-and-wines-a-happy-coupling/2015/02/06/b7d3d832-aaf6-11e4-ad71-7b9eba0f87d6_story.html

New Liqueur

  • E&J Gallo is launching a new liqueur, Viniq, into national distribution. A blend of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavor, Viniq was initially tested in seven markets beginning in May 2014 and enjoyed notable success in the nightlife sector in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Targeted at Millennial consumers, the 40-proof liqueur “shimmers” when shaken for an eye-catching effect, Gallo says. Now available nationally, Viniq retails at around $20 a 750-ml. bottle.

A Short History Of The 12-Pack

Short history of the 12-pack

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/short-history-12-pack/

MAP: THE COMPANIES WHO ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR BEER

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-actually-makes-your-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d8357dd258-February_08_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d8357dd258-38937345

Malbec 101: The Shining Star of Today’s Wine Enthusiast [infographic]

This France to Argentinian wonder grape has taken over the vineyards along South America’s southwestern region.

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http://dailyinfographic.com/malbec-101-the-shining-star-of-todays-wine-enthusiast-infographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29

Benefits Of Drinking Wine

Drinking a small quantity of alcohol daily, especially the wines, may be associated with an increase in life expectancy in middle-aged men.

http://www.sriexpress.com/articles/item/1007-benefits-of-drinking-wine-.html

Bostonians are drinking wine, not tea! Is it from your winery?

For a $300 initial fee, and $150 per year thereafter, you get representation before the people of the 4th largest state in per capita wine consumption.  Better still, total wine shipments are expected to grow tremendously over the course of the next decade.

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/Bostonians-are-drinking-wine–not-tea—Is-it-from-your-winery-

Explore the science of flavour

We don’t all experience flavour the same way, and how we do so can be affected by food and drink’s colours, sounds – and music

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/06/explore-science-flavour-food-drink

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND WINE

Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production, Grape Collective takes a closer look at some fun facts about New Zealand wine.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/fun-facts-about-new-zealand-wine

U.S. approves The Rocks District AVA on Oregon side of Walla Walla Valley

It’s official: the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA has been designated a subappellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA

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WHAT YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY WINE SELECTION SAYS ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP

Valentine’s Day, the one day out of the entire year where even if you happen to be more a fan of another type of booze, more than likely you’ll be ordering or picking up a bottle of wine for the evening

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/valentines-day-wine-selection-says-youre-looking-relationship/

RED WINE MORE ROMANTIC THAN OYSTERS

Red wine is more likely to put you in the mood for romance than oysters, whipped cream or asparagus, according to Bookatable.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/red-wine-more-romantic-than-oysters/

US ‘MOST ATTRACTIVE MAJOR MARKET’ FOR WINE

With emerging markets such as Russia and China facing disruption, Rabobank has highlighted a shift in exporters’ focus towards the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/us-most-attractive-major-market-for-wine/

Red Wine And Chocolate, Perfect For Valentine’s Day And Your Health?

Flowers, chocolate and wine are all staples of Valentine’s Day and recent studies are shedding light on the positive health benefits of the fancy confection and vino.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/pulse/red-wine-chocolate-perfect-valentines-day-your-health-1810372

Languedoc, French wines with terroir, character and personality

The region is thriving with so many exciting wine producers you hardly know where to turn.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/09/languedoc-french-wines-with-terroir-character-and-personality/

The Wine Market Council made its 10th annual presentation about U.S. wine

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Aroma Development In Champagne

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9 OF AMERICA’S STRANGEST ALCOHOL LAWS

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-strange-american-booze-laws/

24 BOTTLED BLOODY MARY MIXES BARTENDERS LOVE

One drink for which many bartenders use a pre-made mix… the Bloody Mary

http://chilledmagazine.com/24-bottled-bloody-mary-mixes-bartenders-love/

 

THE 12 BEST NEW BREWERIES IN AMERICA

2014 was one of the biggest years in American beer history. Breweries opened at a rate of 1.5 per day and over 4,500 licenses were issued.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-best-new-breweries-in-america-best-american-breweries-2014

BUD LIGHT BEER MOVES INTO COCKTAILS

Anheuser-Busch InBev is making a move into the successful US cocktail market with the introduction of    Bud Light MixxTail next week

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/bud-light-beer-moves-into-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

E&J GALLO LAUNCHES SHIMMERING LIQUEUR

Made from premium vodka, Moscato, natural fruit flavour and a “one-of-a-kind shimmer”, Viniq shimmers when shaken

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/ej-gallo-launches-shimmering-liqueur/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

RED VELVET CAKE BEER IS YOUR BOOZY VALENTINE’S DAY DREAM COME TRUE

You love red velvet cake. You love beer. And if you live in Georgia, you’ll be able to love the two together in a new release from Second Self Beer Company called Bleeding Heart.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-velvet-cake-beer-your-boozy-valentine-s-day-dream-come-true

Behind the Fifty Shades of Grey website and wine label

Fifty Shades of Grey’s two wines are Red Satin and White Silk.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/28069821/behind-the-fifty-shades-of-grey-website-and-wine-label

BEAM RELEASES LIMITED BOOKER NOE BOURBON

Beam Suntory is releasing a series of limited edition Bourbon’s celebrating founding distiller Booker Noe’s legacy as the “father” of small-batch Bourbon.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/beam-releases-limited-booker-noe-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Proposed rule would alter the use of appellation names on wine labels

On Monday the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposed a rule that, if enacted, would significantly alter the way that appellation names can be used on wine labels.

http://www.wawinereport.com/2015/02/proposed-rule-would-alter-use-of.html

Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Wines Explained

hopefully this article could help clear up some of the confusion

http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/02/06/organic-biodynamic-and-natural-wines-explained

The best wine to pair with every kind of takeout food

What kind of wine should you buy if you’re ordering burgers, gyros, or sushi?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/wine-to-order-with-takeout-food-2015-2

Wine label app creates gift message on bottle

The Tussock Jumper Celebration app uses QR codes to allow consumers to attach a surprise message, voice recording or video to a bottle of Tussock Jumper wine, making it the perfect unique gift for a loved one.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/15865-wine-label-app-creates-gift-message-on-bottle.html

BELVEDERE VODKA LAUNCHES WILD BERRY EDITION

Belvedere Vodka has introduced an “innovative” Wild Berry flavour to reflect American consumers’ demand for “refreshing rather than indulgent” flavours.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/belvedere-vodka-launches-wild-berry-edition/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Liquor store approval in Natick MA prompts letter to state

A group of Natick residents is asking the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to investigate selectmen’s vote to approve a national chain liquor store opening in town.

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20150211/NEWS/150218864

Think pink: Rosé wine is fresh, zesty and perfect for Valentine’s Day

The color of rosé is the color of love. In fact, rosés and roses are pretty good matches for Valentine’s Day gifting.

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http://www.adn.com/article/20150211/think-pink-ros-wine-fresh-zesty-and-perfect-valentines-day

Diageo Targets Wine And Beer Categories With New Product Rollouts

Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) is rolling out a new California wine brand to the U.S. market this spring, Truvée Wines. Derived from the French word “to find,” Truvée is a Central Coast-sourced label created by sisters Robin and Andréa McBride, who grew up separately in Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand respectively. The two sisters are seeking to combine the knowledge gained in the wine regions in which they were raised with the Truvée brand, which includes a lightly oaked Chardonnay and a Rhône-style red blend, both retailing at $16 a bottle.

DC&E is also hitting the market with the relaunched Chateau La Paws Wines, which supports animal rescue efforts through a partnership with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA). Twelve different rescued dogs are featured on the rotating labels for Chateau La Paws’ Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red Wine Blend (all $12.99), which were crafted by veteran winemaker Marty Spate.

Meanwhile, Diageo is set to begin test marketing a new beer brand, Thump Keg Brewing Co., which crafts beers related to Diageo spirit labels like George Dickel and Peligroso Tequila. Testing in select markets like Nashville, Austin and New York City, Thump Keg is debuting with a Rye IPA (6.2% abv) and an Agave Amber Ale (5.8% abv). Both retail at $9.49 a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles and are also available in 20-liter kegs. Thump Keg Rye IPA uses the same underlying grains for its mash bill as those used for George Dickel Rye Whisky, while Agave Amber Ale, inspired by Peligroso, uses blue agave in its recipe.

The end of the three-tier system?

Three-tier as we know it will break down because it will be too expensive and too complicated to work the way it does now. Even the distributors, who have the most to lose, will want to change it to make it more consumer-friendly.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/the-end-of-the-three-tier-system/

Wine Market Council Releases 2014 Consumer Consumption Habits

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How to buy wine at the grocery store

Why We Want You To Shop With Us!

The supermarket Great Wall of Wine is the Rubik’s Cube of wine buying, with hundreds and hundreds of bottles to choose from, confusing pricing, and no one to ask for help.

http://winecurmudgeon.com/how-to-buy-wine-at-the-grocery-store/

Step-by-step procedure for tasting fine wines.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-17-15

January 17, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-17-15

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

 

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin

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What An Amazing Man. Not Just Because He Has Some Of The Most Famous Beer And Wine Quotes Ever!

Ben Franklin Has Always Been In My Life:

Born And Raised In Franklin MA. (Family Business Vintage 1978)

As A Child I Remember Visiting The Ben Franklin Bank And Seeing This:

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Longtime User Of The Franklin Town Library

Graduate Of The Benjamin Franklin Institute In Boston

So Today Raise A Glass To A TRUE Patriot!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Education

SF Wine Comp Winners

 

AND MORE!

 

The Top 10 Predicted Wine And Beer Trends of 2015

So here are the top 10 predicted wine and beer trends for 2015.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/25477/20150109/the-top-10-predicted-wine-and-beer-trends-of-2015.htm

Do “hand-picked” grapes mean better wine?

The vast majority of wine is made from machine-harvested grapes.

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http://palatepress.com/2015/01/wine/hand-picked-grapes-mean-better-wine/

Silent, motionless wine fridge created to protect fine wines

A ‘no-compressor’ wine cabinet by Haier debuted at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as a world-first this week, in response to demand from top wine connoisseurs who point out that subtle vibrations and temperature changes common in wine coolers can affect taste.

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http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Food/News/2015/01/12/Silent-motionless-wine-fridge-created-to-protect-fine-wines/

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer

When consumed in moderation it can benefit the heart, improve mental health, memory and decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/578784/20150112/beer-health-benefits-alcohol-consumption-beverages-diabetes.htm#.VLPF08ZU00k

US WINERIES PRESS FOR CALORIE ‘ESTIMATES’

Winemakers in the US are lobbying to have new rules over labeling softened, citing the costs involved in providing the exact calorific content of their products.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/01/us-wineries-press-for-calorie-estimates/

Tickle Moonshine

Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Sugarlands Distilling Co. has extended its Sugarlands Shine Legends Series with the launch of Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine. Inspired by Steven Ray Tickle, best known for appearing on the Discovery Channel television show “Moonshiners,” Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine will initially be available at Sugarlands’ Gatlinburg headquarters this month, with wider retail distribution to follow in early February. Priced at $25 a jar, the new entry joins Jim Tom Hedrick’s Unaged Rye and Mark Rogers’ American Peach moonshines in Sugarlands’ Legends Series lineup. Sugarlands Distilling currently has a distribution reach spanning Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota and Florida.

Woman Caught Driving Drunk on Vanilla Extract

Well, police say vanilla extract has an alcohol level of 41%. “That puts it on comparison to both vodka and gin,”

http://www.newser.com/story/201170/woman-caught-driving-drunk-on-vanilla-extract.html

Labatt Blue the beer for USA Hockey

Canadian brewing company Labatt is to become the official beer sponsor of USA Hockey.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/labatt_blue_the_beer_for_usa_hockey1

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

Results of SF Wine Competition

http://winejudging.com/medal-winners/

Wine closures market share

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Corsica: Napoleon’s Vinous Dreamscape

The island was sold to France in 1768, a year before the birth of history’s most famous Corsican—Napoleon Bonaparte.

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http://intoxreport.com/2015/01/12/corsica-napoleons-vinous-dreamscape/

Charlie Hebdo wine labels: goûtez la différence!

a wonderful post devoted to wine labels drawn by Charlie Hebdo contributors on Intravino, the popular Italian wine blog.

http://dobianchi.com/2015/01/12/charlie-hebdo-wine-lables/

What drives our wine choice – taste, or the price tag?

Can a wine drinker judge the quality of a bottle by its price?

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http://theconversation.com/what-drives-our-wine-choice-taste-or-the-price-tag-35252

A Complete Guide to the 2015 Boston Wine Expo

The 24th annual Boston Wine Expo—one of the country’s biggest food and wine festivals—has announced this year’s lineup

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2015/01/13/complete-guide-2015-boston-wine-expo/

Giant info-graph makes wine shopping an educational experience

The giant info-graph the owners put up to answer any questions you might have about wine.

http://wgno.com/2015/01/13/giant-info-graph-makes-wine-shopping-cooler-at-new-shop/

JIM BEAM USES PRE-PROHIBITION RECIPE FOR NEW RYE

Beam Suntory has released a new version of its Jim Beam Rye that uses a pre-prohibition recipe to create a “bolder” taste.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/jim-beam-uses-pre-prohibition-recipe-for-new-rye/?article-source=newsletter&source=339&date=2015-01-14

Sierra Nevada launches into 2015 with three all new beers

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is debuting two year-round beers in early 2015

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http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/sierra-nevada-2015-new-beers/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=01db1f6c2f-CBBNews_20150114&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-01db1f6c2f-80019125

LONG WORK HOURS LINKED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

Professionals who work more than 48 hours a week are 11% more likely to abuse alcohol,  a study carried out by Finnish researchers suggests.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/01/long-work-hours-linke-to-alcohol-abuse/

Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

20 styles of beer you really should try to broaden your beer horizons—and specific bottles to seek out.

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/01/essential-beer-styles-bucket-list-must-try-ale-lager.html

Cheers! Study Reveals Drinking Champagne Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s

It seems like your champagne-filled nights are going to give you some benefits after all!

http://www.latintimes.com/cheers-study-reveals-drinking-champagne-helps-prevent-alzheimers-288323

Can an IPA Beer Trademark Be Confusingly Similar to a Wine? TTAB says “Yes”

As a brewer (or seasoned beer drinker), you might think that a trademark for an IPA–with “IPA” in its name–could not possibly be confusingly similar to a wine product that bears a similar name, but without “IPA” in it.

http://www.lawfullibations.com/2015/01/can-an-ipa-beer-trademark-be-confusingly-similar-to-a-wine-ttab-says-yes/

Prosecco Continues to Create Confusion

Poor information about Prosecco means consumers care less and less about quality differences between the DOC and DOCG wines

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/01/prosecco-doc-continues-to-create-confusion

What does the drop in oil prices mean for wine?

The link between oil prices and fine wine was made pretty clear back in the 1970s

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1006

THE UNITED STATES OF ALCOHOL

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Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer

MillerCoors is the latest brand to accommodate those with gluten allergies and sensitivities.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/coors-is-releasing-a-gluten-free-beer-2015-1

OVER 50% OF YOUNG DRIVER FATALITIES INVOLVE ALCOHOL

Statistics show that more than half of young drivers who died in car crashes in the US were either under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, or both.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/over-50-of-young-driver-fatalities-involve-alcohol/?article-source=newsletter&source=340&date=2015-01-15

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine

ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Release Annual Report Showing Value of Winery Direct Shipments Jumping 15.5% in 2014

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2015/01/15/report-shows-record-breaking-year-direct-wine-shipping/

Glera: You’ve never heard of this Italian grape, but you’ve tasted it in your Prosecco glass

Most likely you’ve not heard of glera.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/glera-youve-never-heard-of-this-italian-grape-but-youve-tasted-it-in-your-prosecco-glass/article22427580/

A-B Launches Beer Home Delivery App

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing a new beer delivery app, the Bud Light Button, that will allow consumers to have the leading U.S. beer brand delivered to their door. ABI partnered with digital innovation agency of record AKQA and “platform provider” Klink to create the service, which will begin today with an initial launch in the Washington, D.C. market. Consumers can order between one and 100 cases of beer and have it delivered by Klink—via an independent retailer—within an hour, ABI says.

Currently available for the Android platform, the Bud Light Button will follow with an iPhone version coming soon. The service will dovetail with Bud Light’s existing “Up for whatever” positioning by offering additions like Bud Light branded gear and “Up for whatever experiences” on certain deliveries. “Once in a while, we’re going to deliver a really over-the-top experience,” said Lucas Herscovici, Anheuser-Busch vice president of consumer connections. “Maybe that means we show up with a DJ who turns your gathering of friends into an amazing event.”

Prosecco DOCG just $6.99! Unfair pricing practices undermine small Prosecco growers

When I asked a Prosecco grower and bottler how such a low price could be possible, he told me that the grower and bottler of the big box wine were probably making just cents on the dollar for the wine.

http://dobianchi.com/2015/01/14/kirkland-prosecco-costco-price/

TOP 10: Snapshots of the American Wine Consumer

Source: 2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey

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http://www.starkinsider.com/2015/01/2-3-consumers-base-wine-purchase-label-plus-wine-trends.html

Bay State’s direct wine shipping law off to robust start

Massachushetts’ new direct wine shipping law is off to a successful start with more than 100 out-of-state wineries taking out licenses and dozens more waiting on approvals, according to state officials.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_27329331/bay-states-direct-wine-shipping-law-off-robust

New Hampshire measure would allow minors on beer labels

In New Hampshire, it is illegal for brewing companies to sell its ales, stouts, porters and lagers with an image of a minor on a label.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/16/new-hampshire-measure-would-allow-minors-on-beer-labels/

There’s now a ‘wine’ for pregnant women

What’s a pregnant woman to sip? Well, one North Carolina company thinks it has an answer — boutique sparkling grape juice, imported from Australia.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-now-a-wine-for-pregnant-women-2015-01-16?link=MW_latest_news

Jim Beam Extends With New Bonded Bourbon

Beam Suntory is set to debut a new bonded Bourbon under its flagship Jim Beam brand next month. Hitting select accounts nationwide, Jim Beam Bonded ($23 a 750-ml.) is a 100-proof Bourbon aged four years and produced in a single distillery season at a single distillery in line with the “Bottled in Bond Act” of 1897. Said to feature spicy oak notes with a background of vanilla and caramel, the newcomer is geared toward classic cocktail serves.

Jim Beam marketed a bonded Bourbon years ago, but this is a completely new product, the company tells SND. Including Devil’s Cut, Red Stag and its other flavored whiskies, Jim Beam rose an estimated 4.7% to 4.1 million cases in the U.S. market in 2014, according to Impact Databank.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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