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August 26, 2017

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-29-15

August 29, 2015

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France seeks to add more fizz to its wine tourism industry

Laurent Fabius, the country’s foreign minister and a strong backer of tourism, has made the wine sector a priority

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/22/france-wine-tourism-world-heritage-status

Why One Napa Winery Is Experimenting With Aquaoir, Wine Aged Under Water

One Napa Valley winery wants to understand the impact of aging wine under water.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/21/9184763/aquaoir-wine-aging

Rose wine trend taking off in US

US retailers have been reporting record sales of rosé wine, stretching outside summer months and including more diverse styles.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/rose-wine-trend-taking-off-in-us-say-retailers-271850/

What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

French winemakers and producers have undoubtedly set the standards for how wine is produced, valued, and purchased around the world.

http://napavalleywineacademy.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-french-wine-scholar/

Why A 5% Beer Gets You Drunk So Much Faster Than A 4% Beer

Draft Magazine explains the science of how ABV actually works.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/08/why-a-5-beer-gets-you-drunk-so-much-faster-than-a-4-beer/

There’s important info on those wine labels

You would think that wineries would like to inform their customers of some of each wine’s technical details, since knowing the basic facts of a wine would help buyers make the right purchasing decisions.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4354936-181/berger-theres-important-info-on?page=1

New study gives clear picture of Walla Walla Valley vineyards

Here are a few of the most interesting tidbits from this new study,

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/08/24/walla-walla-valley-vineyards/

California wine, by the numbers

Here’s a look at some of the more impressive areas in the state’s growth.

http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/California-wine-by-the-numbers-6458797.php

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Natural wines: Arguments for and against

When is a wine ‘natural’ ? When it is made with minimal intervention and, usually, served in a hipster corner of London or Manhattan.

http://www.lepanmedia.com/natural-wines-arguments-for-and-against/

This Quiz Picks Music And Books Based On Your Wine Preferences

Your choice of vino can say a lot about the kind of person you are.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wine-preferences-music-books-quiz_55db1df8e4b0a40aa3ab56c1?kvcommref=mostpopular

New Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio

Italy’s Santa Cristina, part of the Antinori portfolio handled in the U.S. by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is introducing a Pinot Grigio from the delle Venezie appellation. The Santa Cristina 2014 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT ($12) joins a brand range of red, white and rosé wines that retail in the $12-$16 price point and includes offerings such as Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana IGT, Le Maestrelle Toscana IGT and Chianti Superiore DOCG, among others.

All wine tastes the same? Aroma kits offer an edge

The kits contain samples of aromas commonly found in wine, and they also have an online component.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/the-challenge/aroma-kits-offer-an-edge-in-wine-appreciation/article26093938/

Wine On Tap

All you need to know about wines on tap

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10 fall beers with absolutely no pumpkin in them

Granted, pumpkin ale still accounts for a whole lot of that fall surge, but there are several other autumn seasonals out there that are worth your time

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-fall-beers-with-absolutely-no-pumpkin-in-them-2015-08-26

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

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Champagne Campus is a Free Way to Learn a Little Bit More About Bubbly

The Champagne Campus website provides users with three different training pathways, created with novices, enthusiasts and lovers in mind.

http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2015/08/25/champagne-campus-is-a-free-way-to-learn-a-little-bit-more-about-bubbly

Heroic Viticulture on the island of Pantelleria

Donnafugata’s complex sweet wine called Ben Ryé – the product of air-dried Zibbibo (Muscat) grapes

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http://palatepress.com/2015/08/wine/heroic-viticulture-on-the-island-of-pantelleria/

JIM BEAM APPLE LAUNCHES ACROSS US

The 35% abv product has hit US shelves and its signature serve, Jim Beam Apple and Soda, is being promoted in bars and retail locations.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/jim-beam-apple-launches-across-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=502&date=2015-08-27

Gallo Buys Talbott

E.&J. Gallo has acquired Talbott Vineyards, located in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The deal includes the Talbott winery and brand, known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the 525-acre Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. The sale is slated to close September 4. Wine Spectator has more.

A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name

Two winemakers feel betrayed by their neighbors after changes to appellation rules ban them from calling their wines Vouvray

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51993

‘WINE O’CLOCK’ ADDED TO OXFORD ONLINE DICTIONARY

Beer and wine o’clock are among 1,000 new words to be entered into the online Oxford Dictionary.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/wine-oclock-added-to-oxford-online-dictionary/

Japanese Liquor Company testing alcohol aging in space

A Japanese liquor company is boldly going where no distiller has gone before– outer space.

http://wiat.com/2015/08/26/japanese-liquor-company-testing-alcohol-aging-in-space/

How Much Do You Tip for a Bottle of Wine?

As with all things surrounding tipping, there really is no right answer but here are a few guidelines:

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http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249889

What’s that aroma? How to talk about wine in your own words

The next time your nose reaches down into a glass, or when a new sip of wine slides across your tongue and sloshes in your mouth, ask yourself, what are the best words? Don’t worry about the “right” or “wrong” words.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-food-0828-wine-language-20150826-column.html

THIS BUD IS NOT FOR YOU

Confusion between BUD for beer and WINEBUD for wine

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HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION

A wine brick was a brick of concentrated grape juice – which was completely legal to produce – that consumers could dissolve in water and ferment in order make their own vino.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/

Will the 2015 vintage be ruined by wildfires?

To answer this question we investigated a few other legendary wine region fires:

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http://winefolly.com/update/2015-washington-wines-ruined-by-smoke-wildfires/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3f3ed42b8e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3f3ed42b8e-62472929&mc_cid=3f3ed42b8e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

COMPANY CREATES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SWEET POTATO VODKA

Corbin California Estate Grown Sweet Potato Vodka is the latest spirit to join the company’s portfolio of sweet potato-based variants, made from produce grown on the Souza family’s farm in Jan Joaquin Valley.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/us-company-creates-worlds-first-sweet-potato-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=503&date=2015-08-28

City councilor wants liquor license control returned to Boston for first time since Prohibition

If passed would let Boston control its own liquor permitting for the first time in more than 80 years.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2015/08/27/city-councilor-wants-liquor-license-control.html

New York Yankees Dry Riesling is a grand slam

NO WAY IT CAN TASTE GOOD WITH YANKEES ON IT!

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/wineries/2015/08/wine_review_new_york_yankees_dry_riesling_is_a_home_run.html

We’re Living in the Golden Age of American Ginger Beer

How ginger ale and ginger beer have become the darlings of the modern craft soda boom.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/27/9210389/were-living-in-the-golden-age-of-american-ginger-beer

GIN MADE WITH ASPARAGUS LAUNCHED

Notting Hill-based gin brand Portobello Road has made a limited edition bottling distilled with asparagus from Cambridge, which is likely to divide opinion.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/gin-made-with-asparagus-launched/

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Grower Champagne: 10 estates to know

Grower Champagne is all the rage, but unfamiliar territory compared to the region’s famous houses. Champagne expert Peter Liem shares his guide to the most exciting small estates, and their wines.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/grower-champagne-10-estates-to-know-270315/

Sierra Nevada Launches Videogame For New Beer

Sierra Nevada is launching a new Oktoberfest in collaboration with German brewery Brauhaus Riegele and they’ve created an old school videogame to help promote the new beer.

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/08/sierra-nevada-launches-video-game-for-new-beer.html

Wine Industry Growth Declining as Competition Heats Up

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‘TABLET’ HIP FLASK PROJECT SEEKS KICKSTARTER FUNDING

The hip flask is designed to look like a tablet computer with the screen turned off, and is equipped with a switch on the top which opens and closes a secret filling port

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/tablet-hip-flask-project-seeks-kickstarter-funding/?article-source=newsletter&source=494&date=2015-08-17

Fireball Whisky is the Most Popular Liquor in Way Too Many US States

All told, Fireball was either first or tied for first in 15 states, tied with Jack Daniels.

http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/fireball-whisky-is-the-most-popular-liquor-in-way-too-m-1724404735

Several US wines recalled from Russian market over harmful chemicals

The Russian agency for health and consumer rights has banned several batches of US-made wines after tests found they contained excessive amounts of harmful substances.

https://www.rt.com/business/312617-american-wines-recalled-russia/

Why The Next Wine In Your Wine Cellar Should Be A Sagrantino Di Montefalco

This grape is used for only a small part of the production in Montefalco. But the wines are stunning.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/08/17/why-the-next-wine-in-your-wine-cellar-should-be-a-sagrantino-di-montefalco/

Boozy ginger ale and orange soda: MillerCoors is on board

Now here comes hard soda.

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150817/ISSUE01/308159988/boozy-ginger-ale-and-orange-soda-millercoors-is-on-board

SAZERAC SUES BREWERY OVER FIREBALL TRADEMARK

The US spirits producer, owner of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, said the packaging and name of Fire Flask was “confusing similar” to Fireball, and was designed to “trade on the longstanding goodwill” of the popular whisky liqueur brand.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/sazerac-sues-brewery-over-fireball-trademark/?article-source=newsletter&source=495&date=2015-08-18

Can You Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

Learn how to ditch the belly without missing out on happy hour.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/08/14/can-you-drink-alcohol-and-still-lose-weight

Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee And Wine?

Okay, what is up with all the talk about moms needing coffee and wine?

https://www.scarymommy.com/coffee-and-wine/

Peanut butter beer coming soon from Pawtucket’s Foolproof Brewery

If you like peanut butter and alcoholic beverages made with malted barley and hops, then you are going to love the collaboration coming out of Pawtucket: peanut butter-flavored beer.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150818/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150819358

THE MÂCONNAIS: GOOD VALUE WHITE BURGUNDY

The Mâconnais, named after the town of Mâcon, is one of five wine regions in Burgundy, France, and is situated west of the Saône River between Côte Chalonnaise and Beaujolais.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-mconnais-good-value-white-burgundy

An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Barbara wine country offers a little bit of everything to the thirsty wine drinker.

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http://winefolly.com/review/an-intro-to-santa-barbara-wine-country/

HOW IS GLUTEN-FREE BEER MADE?

Many a product at the grocery store will proudly proclaim its gluten-free status.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-is-gluten-free-beer-made/

10 Pumpkin Beers Making Fall Flavor A Summer Staple

We don’t know why you’re complaining that pumpkin beer is being released in August: brewers aren’t.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13257784/1/10-pumpkin-beers-making-fall-flavor-a-summer-staple.html

New Serpent Bite

Constellation Brands has unveiled Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Flavored Whisky. Rolling out nationwide, Serpent’s Bite features a blend of Canadian whisky distilled from corn and rye with an infusion of apple cider flavors. The 70-proof entry, positioned primarily as a shot option, is available in 1-liter, 750-ml. and 50-ml. formats, and retails at around $15.99 a 750-ml.

Does Sound Affect the Way We Taste?

Whatever the acoustic atmosphere, it could be affecting how you experience the flavor of the food and drink you’re consuming, according to a growing body of research.

http://news.wbfo.org/post/does-sound-affect-way-we-taste#stream/0

6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

Biggest wine myths out there and clear up any lingering misconceptions

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thrillist/6-myths-about-wine-busted_b_8004034.html

Bud Light Launches New NFL Team-Specific Cans Campaign

Pats Cans Are In Stock!!

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Seafood Beers: 10 Strange Beers with Algae to Whale

Here are 10 strange beers made in some part from ingredients found in our rivers or oceans that will have you rethinking the limits of brewing.

http://www.newschoolbeer.com/2015/08/seafood-beers-10-strange-beers-with-algae-to-whale.html

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BOOZE AT FAST FOOD CHAINS

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How to Become a Wine Connoisseur

Start at your local independent wine shop. They’ll have knowledgeable staff who can recommend bottles and teach you the essentials of wine appreciation. Many run tastings where you can learn about grape varieties and taste different styles and vintages.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-become-a-wine-connoisseur-1440070091

Enthusiast’s Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

A little understanding of the different styles and the history of this grape will help you find awesome Sauvignon Blanc wines on your own.

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http://winefolly.com/review/enthusiasts-guide-sauvignon-blanc/

Who has the cheapest and most expensive beer in the NFL?

FYI Pats Now Charge $9

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CANNABIS-INFUSED BEER LAUNCHED IN US

Dude’s Brews, the packaged-beer arm of Colorado-based Dad & Dude’s Breweria, will launch is Canna-Beer series in the autumn, debuting at the Great American Beer Festival in September, featuring a range of “CBD-rich, cannabis-infused” beers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/worlds-first-cannabis-infused-beer-launched/

HEAVEN HILL ACQUIRES DEEP EDDY VODKA

The US spirits producer, owner of the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig Bourbon brands, has purchased the entire business of Texas-based Deep Eddy Vodka and its distillery from Eliza Spring for an undisclosed sum.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/heaven-hill-acquires-deep-eddy-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=498&date=2015-08-21

We need a better way to describe wine

Recently, many soul-searching articles have been published by wine professionals questioning if there is not a better, more relevant way to describe wines.

http://www.annistonstar.com/life/we-need-a-better-way-to-describe-wine/article_6d547f4e-4517-11e5-8ab3-733b475ccb3d.html

11 OBSCURE GRAPES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Some of the “oddball grapes” that are making their way on to store shelves and wine lists across the country:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-obscure-grapes-you-need-to-know/

THE VENETO: YOUR GUIDE TO ONE OF ITALY’S LARGEST & MOST CONFUSING WINE REGIONS

The Veneto is the 8th largest region of Italy. It’s situated in the northeast of the country, and bordered to the west by Lombardia and to the south by Emilia-Romagna.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-veneto-region-home-of-venice-and-some-of-the-most-prevalent-wines/

Now, there’s a Pop-Tart beer

San Francisco brewer 21st Amendment is upping the ante with Toaster Pastry, an India Red Ale that’s an homage to Pop-Tarts.

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http://fortune.com/2015/08/21/pop-tart-beer/

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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.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-17-15

January 17, 2015

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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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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

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 9-20-14

September 20, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

9-20-14

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

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

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

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

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Speaking Of Education…..

Did You Know??

Our Franklin Wine Club Now Has Over 100 Members!!

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

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

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

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

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Remove sulfites in wine

Bottle Bill Expansion

New Wine Radio Show

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UNDERSTANDING GRAPPA AND HOW TO FIND A GOOD ONE

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

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

Why some bartenders and sommeliers rely on gross beverage descriptions

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

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

 

‘JUMPING GENES’ COULD LEAD TO NEW GRAPES

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

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

Do You Have a ‘Common Palate’ for Wine?

Wine Folly Blog:

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

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

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

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

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

Lettie Teague’s Six Favorite New Wine Books

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

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

INSTANTLY SEARCH ALL BEVERAGE
ALCOHOL LABELS

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

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

Is wine really healthy? The jury is out

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

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

Sommelier certification has become a point of contention

Are we seeing a backlash against sommeliers?

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

THE COST OF BECOMING AN EDUCATED WINE DRINKER

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

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

Interesting Product To Remove Sulfites in Wine

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

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http://www.justthewine.com

US SPENDS $3M ON DRUNK MONKEY PROJECT

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

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

New Patron

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

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

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

Nice State by State look at Red vs White

FYI MA is a RED state.

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

Ingredients on the wine label. Absolutely.

Alice Feiring view on wine labels

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

New Southern Comfort Flavor

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

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RI Foolproof Brewery News

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

ROCK BAND QUEEN TO RELEASE OWN VODKA BRAND

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

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

Visit Virginia’s Monticello wine region

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

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

How To Pronounce 22 Tricky Types of Wine

http://youtu.be/s_mNNbXzd0o

Beer giants brewing up a deal

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

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

 

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

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

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

How to Make Grenadine at Home in 3 Easy Steps

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

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

Thatchers cider aims to conquer US taste buds

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

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

Is Being Sustainable Worth It for Wineries?

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

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

entwine Launches 100 Percent Consumer Guarantee Program​

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

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

Top Ten Hard Ciders to Drink this Fall

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

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

U.S. Winery Count Passes 8,000

Wines Vines Analytics reports Oregon wineries grow fastest

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

‘Miracle’ recovery in Bordeaux wine thanks to autumn heatwave

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

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

Bottle Bill Expansion Vote In November

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

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PINNACLE VODKA LAUNCHES CRANAPPLE FLAVOUR

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

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

WINERY FINED $115K OVER VOLUNTEERS TO CLOSE

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

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

JACKSON FORMS NEW LUXURY DIVISION

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

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

New Absolut Art Bottle

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

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Updated Wine Aroma Wheel with 100+ Flavors

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Nanoscience makes your wine better

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

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

If you’re asthmatic, wine may pose a risk

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

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

How to Be Smart About Wine

4 Rules I love #3!!!

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

What exactly is Old Vine Zin??

Great Sonoma County Article

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

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN APERITIF AND A DIGESTIF

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

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

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

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

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

New Black Stallion Wine

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

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

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks

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

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

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

Bottle Talk with Rick & Paul

http://www.rickandpaulwine.com

A Wine Region Flourishes in Central Washington

All about Lake Chelan AVA in central Washington State

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

BEER LABELS SHOW COLOUR OF BREW INSIDE

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

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Apps

Wine Spectator Selling Ratings?

AND MORE!

Bruins Coors Light Packages

The limited edition 36 pack emblazened with the Bruins colors and logo is now available. Get your customers excited for Bruins season.

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10 Hacks to Make a Box of Wine Taste Amazing

Make cheap wine delicious and fun to drink with these tricks and recipes

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http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a27555/boxed-wine-recipes/

Guinness Goes Blonde for U.S. Market

Guinness, maker of the famed Irish stout often called “the dark stuff,” is rolling out a new lager aimed at American beer drinkers.

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http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/guinness-goes-blonde-for-us-market/28429/zQWTD-f7VEOok111An7U1w

Does the Alcohol Industry Really Advocate Responsible Drinking?

new study charges the opposite is actually true.

http://news92fm.com/474377/does-the-alcohol-industry-really-advocate-responsible-drinking/

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http://vinepair.com/wine-pizza-pairing-app/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=62efa6cbf5-September_7_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-62efa6cbf5-38937345&mc_cid=62efa6cbf5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Intro to Wine Pairing with Sushi

In Tokyo, popular sushi places and traditional Japanese kappo restaurants are increasingly taking this trend to include wines in their beverage program.

http://www.examiner.com/article/intro-to-wine-pairing-with-sushi

 

Glass Of Wine With Dinner Increases Life Span

Heart experts reveal a glass of white or red wine with dinner followed by a cup of tea is a recipe for longer life

http://leadership.ng/style/383296/glass-wine-dinner-increases-life-span-study

A beginners guide to mixing beer

Not all beers are compatible for mixing, but there are some fun things you can do

http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2014/09/07/beer-review-a-beginners-guide-to-mixing-beer/

Pumpkin-ale guide: Our annual seasonal ranking evaluates 19 ales

19 pumpkin brews in a blind tasting format

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http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/09/pumpkin-ale_guide_our_annual_s.html

WAITER BREAKS BEER-CARRYING RECORD

The world record for the number of beer-filled mass carried by one waiter has been broken in Germany.

http://youtu.be/9oNrq4hYqow

5 hearty beer-infused slow-cooker recipes

Put your slow cooker to work and whip up these easy beer-braised dishes that go from dinner party to school night to tailgate.

http://draftmag.com/features/beer-infused-recipes-crock-pot-slow/

Can cheap wine do this?

Fortunately, the Wine Curmudgeon is here to answer five of the most suggested cheap wine questions on Google:

http://winecurmudgeon.com/can-cheap-wine-do-this/

Diageo taps tech start-ups to tackle irresponsible drinking and retail theft

Diageo wants technology start-ups to help solve some of its toughest business challenges and is inviting innovative companies to come up with solutions to issues such as theft and responsible drinking.

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http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1311092/diageo-taps-tech-start-ups-tackle-irresponsible-drinking-retail-theft

New Ciroc Flavor

Cîroc vodka has extended its flavored range with the launch of Cîroc Pineapple. Rolling out this month, Cîroc Pineapple will be available in 50-ml., 200-ml., 375-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter formats, priced at $34.99 a 750-ml. Additionally, the 35%-abv offering will  be supported by a nationwide “Tropical Luxury” campaign, featuring print, digital and experiential activities. Cîroc Pineapple is the fifth addition to Cîroc’s flavored lineup, joining the brand’s existing Amaretto, Peach, Red Berry and Coconut expressions. Cîroc was up 8.5% to 1.9 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

La Cantina Wine School In Franklin Ma

Looking to make your own wine? Let Bob help you!

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/09/la-cantina-wine-school.html

JACK DANIEL’S TO GIVE AWAY A KILO OF GOLD

Travellers purchasing any bottle from the Jack Daniel’s range at Dubai Duty Free store in Terminal Three of Dubai International Airport during September will be entered into a prize draw to win the pile of gold.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/jack-daniels-to-give-away-a-kilo-of-gold/?article-source=newsletter&source=252&date=2014-09-08

 

Maker of fine wines wants to see more expansive labeling of additives

It’s no secret that winemakers, large and small, use additives in their wines.

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http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/07/6679610/maker-of-fine-wines-wants-to-see.html

ARE WE WASTING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON WINE GLASSES EVERY YEAR?

Any industry that marries the existence of experts, the spending of cash, and the words “acquired taste” as exquisitely as the wine industry does is bound to intimidate the uninitiated.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-glass-placebo/

WHY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GOT INTO…THE WINE BUSINESS?

HINT: BECAUSE SOMEONE WOULD BE VERY, VERY UNHAPPY IF THE MLB MADE ITS OWN BEER.

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3035303/innovation-agents/why-major-league-baseball-got-intothe-wine-business

Wine + Life: How Smartphones Revolutionized The Tasting Note

Tasting notes are a very useful tool when it comes to wine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/09/05/wine-life-how-smartphones-revolutionized-the-tasting-note/

Is New Zealand the world’s most sustainable wine producing country?

New Zealand is the world leader in sustainable wine production.

http://palatepress.com/2014/09/wine/new-zealand-worldmost-sustainable-wine-producing-country/

“Beer” Made from Concentrate Isn’t Very Good

Don’t want to lug around a case of beer every time you go camping? Now just add water!

http://punchdrink.com/news/beer-made-from-concentrate-isnt-very-good/

Heaven Hill releases Elijah Craig 23-year-old

Heaven Hill Distilleries has released a limited edition Elijah Craig 23-year-old single barrel Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15606-heaven-hill-releases-elijah-craig-23-year-old.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Sept_9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

 

Facebook And Budweiser Now Let You E-Gift Beer To Friends

Did you miss a friend’s birthday? Thanks to Facebook, Anheuser-Busch, and gifting service Gratafy, you can send your friends and family members a free beer on their special day.

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http://www.business2community.com/social-buzz/facebook-budweiser-now-let-e-gift-beer-friends-01002067#!bRWEAJ

“Brewed” Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

Track over 1,000 brew fests nationwide with this app

http://www.jsonline.com/business/pressrelease/national-press-releases/brewed-now-available-on-itunes-and-google-play-274443841.html

JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE FIRE ROLLS OUT AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRIALS

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire is being rolled out to five additional states following successful trials of the cinnamon-flavored whiskey this summer.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/jack-daniels-tennessee-fire-rolls-out-after-successful-trials/?article-source=newsletter&source=253&date=2014-09-09

New Duckhorn Wine

Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Wine Company has launched the inaugural vintage of its Washington-sourced wine, Canvasback. The 2012 Canvasback Washington State Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards located in the Red Mountain AVA—such as Klipsun, La Coye, Shaw and Quintessence—and retails at $40. In 2013, Duckhorn purchased an unplanted 20-acre Longwinds Estate Vineyard on Red Mountain, which Canvasback planted this year with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. The company has also hired Washington winegrower Dick Boushey as vineyard manager and local winemaker Brian Rudin. “Current production (on Canvasback) is about 2,000 cases,” Duckhorn president and CEO Alex Ryan recently told SND. “I’d like Canvasback to become big enough to gain national distribution, so that would be about 15,000-25,000 cases in the future.”

How Miller Lite Tricked New Drinkers Into Liking Its Same Old Beer

MillerCoors released a limited-edition version of its original 1975 white Miller Lite can

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-11/miller-lites-original-label-sales-boost

New Black Stallion Wine

Napa’s Black Stallion Estate Winery, part of the Delicato Family Vineyards portfolio, has debuted Transcendant, a new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. Including fruit from Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Oak Knoll District, the first vintage of Transcendant is a 2010, retailing at $135 and distributed to select markets. The new wine, which is in limited production, is a blend of 89% Cabernet and 11% Merlot.

New Busch Beer Cans

Anheuser-Busch has introduced a special-edition can for its Busch brand aimed at hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The 2014 Busch Hunting can, which displays graphics of deer, elk and duck silhouettes over Busch’s signature background, is available in select states, mostly across the Midwest and South, in 18-, 24-, and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans. The core Busch brand’s volume was down 7% last year, while Busch Light was flat. Earlier this year, the brand began testing a new, higher-alcohol entry, Signature Copper Lager (5.7% abv), in a dozen states across the Midwest.

 

Tasting the Effects of Wine Closures

Conference examines sensory effects of natural corks, screwcaps, synthetics

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=138398

WINE IN A CAN ADS POKE FUN AT DRINKS SNOBS

A US company that sells wine in cans has released a series of tongue-in-cheek ads poking fun at the pretentious corners of the wine world with hilarious results.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/wine-in-a-can-ads-poke-fun-at-drinks-snobs/

TOP 10 CELEBRITY DRINKS BRANDS

Celebrities and alcohol have long enjoyed a mutually useful relationship with brands benefitting from a much-needed sprinkle of star dust and celebrities a dose of well-placed exposure.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/top-10-celebrity-endorsed-drinks-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=968&date=2014-09-09

TOP 10 WACKY WINE DESIGNS

While spirits brands are known for their derring-do approach to branding and fearlessness about taking risks in order to appeal to a broad swath of consumers, wine brands are often accused of being stuck in the dark ages when it comes to packaging and design. Not this lot.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/top-10-wacky-wine-designs-2/?article-source=newsletter&source=968&date=2014-09-09

U.S. Wine Consumption Expands for 20th Straight Year, Surpasses France as Largest Wine Market

The U.S. topped France as the world’s largest wine market last year as Americans continue to develop a greater appreciation for the libation.  According to the Beverage Information and Insights Group’s 2014 Wine Handbook, the wine category increased 1.9% to 325.4 million 9-liter cases last year.  Production and consumption levels are also at an all-time high.

USA AVA Details

Interesting read on AVA process with the TTB

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/09/08/ttb-update-what-makes-an-effective-comment-ttb-extends-sta-rita-hills-expansion-comment-period/

Wine Spectator, Advocate can now legally sell a 90-point rating

I can see people paying for a good score. My experiences with Wine Spectator have never gone well. To be considered a “find wine retailer” you must sell their magazine!

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/09/wine-spectator-advocate-can-now-legally.html

Italy braced to lose title of number one wine producer

Italy’s 2014 wine harvest will be the smallest since 1950 and is set to cost the country its crown as the world’s biggest producer by volume to France.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/soshiok/italy-braced-lose-title-number-one-wine-producer

 

Nested wine glass aims to pace you

Wine glass gadget that prevents dehydration when you drink wine

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http://www.drvino.com/2014/09/09/nested-wine-glass-hydrated-hangover/

Objections raised to Ocean State liquor license request in Westboro MA

Ocean State Job lot having issues getting beer and wine license.

Will towns support small business’s like ours?

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140909/NEWS/309099588/1246

Some wines’ secret ingredient: Added sugar

Sugar in wine tends to soften the product on the taste profile, give it more body and thus make it more approachable

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2014/09/09/wine-cellar-sugar-rob-stein/15350843/

 

Applying Packaging Innovations

Purple Wine Co. executive describes process of packaging redesign

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=138510

CHILE WINE TRENDS: REDISCOVERING PAÍS

As part of a move to more southerly, historic wine regions in Chile, particularly Itata, the country is starting to create varietal and blended products using the País grape.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/chile-wine-trends-7-rediscovering-pais/?article-source=newsletter&source=792&date=2014-01-31

PAINT TIN WINE SPARKS LEGAL ACTION

A US wine producer has launched legal action against a multinational advertising firm, claiming trademark infringement on a product which dispenses wine from paint tins.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/paint-tin-wine-sparks-legal-action/?article-source=newsletter&source=970&date=2014-09-11

TOP 10 SHOCKING SPIRITS ADVERTS

Strict laws may limit how spirits brands market their products, but some still manage to shock with their sexy, strange, funny and completely outrageous adverts.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/top-10-shocking-spirits-adverts/?article-source=newsletter&source=255&date=2014-09-11

Adding liquor licenses up in the air in Foxboro MA

May be asked to seek special legislation to allow the additional licenses needed at Patriot Place

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/adding-liquor-licenses-up-in-the-air-in-foxboro/article_2640287f-25c5-5915-809d-9ea0bfdea7a6.html

What is a Reserve Wine? Well, That Depends

In the US, the word ‘Reserve’ doesn’t technically mean anything. Find out the true definition of a reserve wine.

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Woodwork Wines

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines has launched Woodwork Wines, a brand with three varietals. The wines are created using wood staves instead of barrels, which is a lower impact on the environment and allows more robust flavors, according to the company. The three central coast varietals included in the launch are 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Chardonnay and 2013 Pinot Noir. Each is available at a suggested retail price of $14.99 per bottle.

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http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/09/09/woodwork-wines/2449/

Now A Machine That Freezes Your Favorite Liquor Into Ice Cubes!

Miami-based company that has been developing a machine which freezes liquor into ice cubes.

http://www.gizmodo.in/indiamodo/Now-a-Machine-that-Freezes-Your-FavoriteLiquor-Into-Ice-Cubes/articleshow/42280820.cms

Harpoon Brewing founder to speak at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village will be hosting a beer-centered evening featuring Harpoon Brewery co-founder and president Dan Kenary on Sept. 25.

http://www.masslive.com/drinks/2014/09/beer_nut_harpoon_brewing_found.html

Does beer really taste better out of a bottle?

Breweries are increasingly favouring cans over bottles – so why does the common misconception that beer tastes bad from the tin persist, asks Mark Dredge

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11089605/Does-beer-really-taste-better-out-of-a-bottle.html

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Beer Specials And New Beers 3-30-2013

March 30, 2013
Our Beer Specials

Our Beer Specials

Beer Specials 3-29 Till 4-12

24 Pks
Heineken 12oz Bottles Or Cans $23.99
Heineken Light 12oz Bottles Or Cans $23.99
Amstel Light 12oz Bottles Or Cans $23.99
Bud 12oz Bottles $17.99
Bud Light 12oz Bottles $17.99
Lite 12oz Bottles $17.99
Coors Light 12oz Bottles $17.99

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Corona And Corona Light 12oz Bottles $13.99
Guiness Black Lager 12oz Bottles $12.99
Bud Black Crown 12oz Bottles $11.99

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New Beers In This Week

Sam Adams Summer 6pk And 12pks
Sam Adams Summer Mix 12pk ( Pourch Rocker,Blueberry Lager)
The Traveler Lemon And Strawberry Ales
Thomas Hooker Watermelon
Shipyard Summer
Wachusett Summer And Green Monster
Bud Light Stawberry Lime-A-Ritas

 

 

 


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