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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-22-15

August 22, 2015

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08-22-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Russia Recalls US Wines

Why Do Moms Need Wine?

 

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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!!

https://youtu.be/pK4Uad1A5SY

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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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-15-15

August 15, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-15-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Senator Ross visits Franklin Liquors

Small business spotlight

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150807/NEWS/150807498/1994/NEWS

 

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New Quini Search Feature

Angry Orchard Recall

Beer Making Us Sick?

 

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6 great apps for craft beer lovers

Looking for a craft brewery, a beer you might like, or on the hunt for a rare whale beer? There are apps for that.

http://fortune.com/2015/08/08/apps-craft-beer-lovers/

The 5 biggest mistakes wine drinkers make — and how to avoid them

Here are five of the most common mistakes people make with wine, and how to correct them.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-common-mistakes-people-make-with-wine-2015-8

THE WORST DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE WHEN BUYING WINE

It’s understandable that picking out a wine can be fairly intimidating. But, believe it or not, employees at stores and wineries actually want to help you find a wine that is perfect for you.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/biggest-wine-buying-mistakes-buying-wine#/

Quini News

If you have followed Quini for a while, you’d know that our mission is to make wine tasting accessible to all and help people discover their palate faster than ever. They have upgraded the site to open our wine listings and reviews for public browsing without having to sign in to Quini.

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http://blog.quiniwine.com/news-and-events/go-ahead-browse-wine-reviews-all-you-want/#more-1796

What Is Whole Cluster Pinot Noir?

What does whole cluster (or whole berry) fermentation mean in winemaking?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/08/06/ask-a-winemaker-what-is-whole-cluster-pinot-noir/

Angry Orchard Recalls Hard Cider Over Potential Bottle Explosion

The company said two batches of the hard cider may be showing signs of refermentation in the bottle, which could result in increased carbonization levels. That could cause overflowing upon opening or a bursting bottle under increased pressure.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/angry-orchard-recalls-hard-cider-over-potential-bottle-explosion-n405291

New JD Products

Brown-Forman is expanding its Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select brand, available at 45% abv and priced around $200, with a more limited label this fall called Sinatra Century (this is the centenary year of the singer’s birth), distilled at 50% abv and priced at $500 a 750-ml. The limited release is already shipping to travel retail and is expected to be on U.S. shelves by October. For the Sinatra series, Jack Daniel’s has employed special barrels with grooves on the staves to draw more whiskey into the wood, explains senior vice president and chief marketing officer John Hayes.

Another product, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold, is currently sold only in travel retail but likely to be released into the U.S. market by year-end, Hayes says. No. 27 Gold is bottled at 80-proof with extra maturation in maple barrels, as well as a second charcoal filtering, resulting in a lighter and sweeter whiskey originally aimed at the Asian market. The price is likely to be around $100.

Looking ahead to next year, Hayes said a new rye product, called Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye, will be released in limited quantities at around $50. Two other ryes, the Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye ($70) and the Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye ($60) are no longer being actively marketed by Brown-Forman.

NEW APP ALLOWS USERS TO ‘VISUALLY TASTE’ SPIRITS

The new smartphone app is marketed as “the IMDb for spirits”, and provides the user with a rating of the chosen spirit, information about the distillery, production methods, and a personalised Flavour Spiral – a visual depiction of each of the tasting notes.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/new-app-allows-users-to-visually-taste-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=489&date=2015-08-10

XINOMAVRO KEY TO UNLOCKING GREEK POTENTIAL?

Xinomavro, a variety native to Greece and often compared to Nebbiolo due to its ability to develop complex earthy aromas with age, has the potential to unlock Greece’s  full potential, according to its winemakers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/xinomavro-key-unlocking-greek-potential/

THE 5 BEST SIMPLE SANGRIA RECIPES

With only a few simple ingredients and a short amount of time, you’ll be able to whip up a delicious Sangria and immediately imagine yourself drinking on the streets of Spain.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/tested-the-5-best-simple-sangria-recipes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5765192825-August_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5765192825-38937345

More than 60% of Americans now avoid soda: Gallup

Nearly two-thirds of Americans avoid drinking either diet or regular soda, according to Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits poll.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/184436/majority-americans-say-try-avoid-drinking-soda.aspx

Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

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http://www.businessinsider.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-beer-in-one-chart-2015-8

Drink Red Wine to Lose Weight: Researchers

A component of red wine turns flabby white fat into fat-blasting brown fat, says a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Headline/red-wine-resveratrol-obesity/2015/08/09/id/669272/

Are Hidden Ingredients in Your Beer Making You Sick?

Fortunately, beer “allergies” are rarely life threatening.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/are-hidden-ingredients-in-your-beer-making-you-sick/ar-BBlCnPj

Indianapolis brewery explains ‘Tom Brady Sux’ beer can born-on date

Sun King Brewery is doing after some 20,000 cans of their Wee Mac Scottish Ale were printed with a born-on date that included the message, “Tom Brady Sux.”

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25266527/indianapolis-brewery-explains-tom-brady-sux-beer-born-on-date

THIS MAP SHOWS WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DRINK THE MOST BEER

A map created by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakob Marian breaks down just how much beer each European country is drinking (in liters per year per capita), and surprise, surprise: Eastern Europe is the biggest consumer.

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http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/which-european-countries-drink-the-most-beer-mapped

Jamaica Plain MA liquor store is accused of racial profiling

Professor says he was falsely identified as thief

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/08/11/umass-boston-professor-accuses-liquor-store-racial-profiling/9DON3Z2Zk4wYrerBcvfkHL/story.html

Heat Wave Shrivelling French Wine Production

A long period of hot weather threatens to hit the wine harvest in France’s famous Burgundy and Beaujolais regions

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/heat-wave-shrivelling-french-wine-production-150811.htm

Sicilian wine’s time to shine

Sun-kissed and windswept, Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island, characterized by rocky mountains, dramatic seascapes and diverse microclimates that together yield a bounty of succulent grapes

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http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/tours-and-trails/wine-tours-and-trails/2015/08/11/sicilian-wine-industry-grows/31173807/

Handmade business cards with inlaid real grape stems

The idea was to create handmade cards by using recycled paper and real grape stems that would be in the pulp but also inlaid in small particles on the paper.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/08/12/handmade-business-cards-real-inlaid-grape-stems/

‘Soft’? ‘Hot’? ‘Clean’? 7 ways to decode the secret language of beer

There are a few descriptors in particular that crop up often in beer writing, and clarifying these seven terms can go a long way toward communicating what a beer will actually taste like.

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http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-terms-language-20150810-htmlstory.html

Italy’s Best-Kept Secret Is Its Sparkling Wine Region

Italy’s best kept secrets: the Franciacorta wine region.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-08-10/italys-best-kept-secret-is-its-sparkling-wine-region-franciacorta

Boston startup Kuvée wants to sell you the last wine bottle you’ll ever need

Kuvée is designing an Internet-connected wine bottle that would hold different canisters of wine. It will be able to dispense one glass at a time, while preventing the rest of the wine in the canister from being exposed to air, which causes them to go bad.

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http://www.betaboston.com/news/2015/08/10/boston-startup-kuvee-wants-to-sell-you-the-last-wine-bottle-youll-ever-need/

There’s a Wheaties beer now

Fear not, there’s not actually any Wheaties in the beer.

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http://fortune.com/2015/08/12/wheaties-beer-hefewheaties/

Saving opened bottles of wine

These so-called methods of wine preservation range in cost from free to hundreds of dollars.

http://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/pine-wine-saving-opened-bottles-of-wine/article_2802e53f-29c4-56ec-b19c-514a009995d1.html

MillerCoors Introduces Redd’s Wicked Black Cherry

The Redd’s family of brands is giving fans even more ways to break their routine with the nationwide debut of Redd’s Wicked Black Cherry.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/millercoors-introduces-redds-wicked-black-cherry

Spreadable Beer Is a Real Thing … And It’s Delicious

Beer jelly is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of starting with fruit juice or pulp, you boil beer with the requisite sugar and pectin, stick it in a jar, and let it set.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/spreadable-beer-is-a-real-thing-and-delicious

N.H. reports record liquor, wine sales

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s gross sales hit a record $642 million in Fiscal Year 2015, an increase of $21 million – or 3.4 percent over 2014, according to unaudited sales figures. Total liquor net profits transferred to the state’s General Fund reached a record $151.7 million.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150813/NEWS/150819552

The Subtle Science of Wine Tasting

Tasting wine is science. Of course, you do not need to be a scientist to enjoy wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/science-of-wine-tasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=98d250dde9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-98d250dde9-62472929&mc_cid=98d250dde9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

New Jim Beam Apple

Beam Suntory has branched out with a new flavored offering in the Jim Beam lineup with the launch of Jim Beam Apple. The 70-proof Bourbon-based liqueur, a blend of apple liqueur and Kentucky straight Bourbon, joins the brand’s other flavored offshoots, including Jim Beam Honey, Red Stag by Jim Beam, Jim Beam Maple and Kentucky Fire, which debuted last August and hit 88,000 cases by the end of 2014, according to Impact Databank. Jim Beam Apple will compete against Diageo’s Crown Royal Regal Apple, which has had a hugely successful start since launching in November 2014. Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes recently told investors that more than 1 million cases of Crown Royal Regal Apple had been shipped during that time, with depletions nearing 900,000 case

Can playing classical music while making wine change its taste?

Enjoying a fancy dinner by candlelight to the sound of soft jazz may affect how you perceive the taste of your wine, studies show.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/08/wine-making-classical-music-seven-stones/

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September 1st 7pm

Quini WineUp- Wine Tasting 101

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1490&tbl=course

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1488&tbl=course

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1486&tbl=course

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

http://www.tri-county.us/drupal/sites/default/files/documents/images/continuing_education/tricounty-conted-brochure-2015.pdf

 

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

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

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Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-08-15

August 8, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-08-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

 

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Franklin Wine Club

Quini WineUps

 

Offering more than just a wine tasting experience. You and our club can also be rewarded and enter for great prizes!

Each month I/we will choose a wine theme and hold a tasting/education event.

The main concept of the Quini WineUp is to share a social, fun, wine tasting where we will expand our wine knowledge and experience using Quini. We will get together once per month to share our wine experience and record our impressions using the interactive Quini app which is designed to be fun and playful. The reviews we make using Quini are meant to be shared, and if you choose you may follow one another through the Quini app.

Quini is more than just recording whether you like or do not like a wine. Quini’s five step tasting process reminds and teaches how to focus on all aspects of the wine to develop a complete impression of the wine. By focusing on each the eye, nose, mouth, finish and an overall opinion you are able to pinpoint what makes each wine memorable and appealing or not. Quini provides you a record of regions, varietals and wineries the you tend to enjoy the most and keeps a history of all your tastings. With the detail provided in each wine tasting Quini is also able to provide incredibly personalized recommendations specific to your own wine palate.

Group and Group Member Rewards

 

For every 400 tasting reviews completed in the WineUp, Quini will ship 6 special wines not readily available in the local area –These wines will be raffled off to club members that attend the Wineups.

Group members have the opportunity to receive entries for a wine tasting tour by reviewing wines outside of the wine tasting groups and posting them to social media. For each review posted to social media and noted by Quini (outside of the regular monthly WineUp tastings), you are entered to win a fully paid, multi-day wine trip along with a guest. Value up to $5,000! This year it’s three nights, four days in the beautiful Okanagan Valley region, BC, Canada.

 

Also don’t forget our Quini loyalty program!!

 

You can get Riedel glasses for 25 and 50 wines you review.

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New Products

Glassware 101

Wine And Junk Food Pairings

Hard Root Beer Drinks

 

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GREEK WINE IS ON THE RISE: EXPLORING NAOUSSA

Located around the town of Naoussa, the vineyards climb the eastern slope of the 6,730 foot Mount Vermion, the highest peak in the Vermio Mountains.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/greek-wine-is-on-the-rise-exploring-naoussa-

Rabbit Ridge Winery launches craft soda line

The gourmet Paso Pure drinks have only real ingredients.

http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/rabbit-ridge-winery-launches-craft-soda-line/39430/

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHARDONNAY AND SAUVIGNON BLANC

So what’s the difference between these two insanely popular white wines in the first place?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-differences-between-chardonnay-and-sauvignon-blanc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1bac47fd36-July_31_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1bac47fd36-38937345

Beyond Red, White and Rosé: Wine Color Decoded

Much can be gleaned from a glance at a wine, including its age, texture, alcohol level and sometimes grape varietal. You’ll never look at a glass of wine the same way

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-red-white-and-rose-wine-color-decoded-1438363423

WRITTEN IN THE STARS: WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

For today’s horoscope prediction, we’re making a bet that you’ll try one of these wines.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/written-in-the-stars-wine-pairings-for-your-zodiac-sign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=630f5ffa12-August_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-630f5ffa12-38937345

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN LAUNCHES WINE BRAND

Australian actress Olivia Newton-John has released her own wine brand, proceeds of which will be put towards her cancer campaign.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/olivia-newton-john-launches-wine-brand/

New Narragansett Coming Soon!

Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter

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5 Must-haves On Every Wine List

Here are 5 styles that should be present on every small wine list.

http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/articles/5-must-haves-on-every-wine-list-429.htm

NOT EVERYTHING THAT GETS ADDED TO WINE IS NATURAL – BREAKING DOWN WINE ADDITIVES

The process that exempts wine from the same labeling requirements, as food is sterile filtering

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/not-everything-that-gets-added-to-wine-is-natural-breaking-down-wine-additives/

CHIANTI CLASSICO LAUNCHES APP

The Chianti Classico consorzio has launched an app to help spread knowledge of the Italian region’s wines around the world.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/chianti-classico-launches-app/

How to saber a bottle of champagne with an iPhone

Video

http://www.businessinsider.com/saber-champagne-bottle-iphone-2015-7

French Fear Vine Disease May Have Arrived

A strain of the bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease, which has ravaged California vines, has been found on Corsica

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51926

This Is Actually The Correct Amount Of Wine You Should Drink

Spoiler alert: This is going to be disappointing news.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/correct-right-amount-of-wine-to-drink_55ba304de4b0b8499b186e71

Wine Glassware & Stemware 101

Generally speaking, different shapes and sizes allow to reveal each wine different according to its characteristics: aromatic intensity, alcohol level, sparkling or still, etc.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/08/04/wine-glassware-stemware-101/#prettyPhoto

Is it ever acceptable to put ice cubes in wine? We investigated

The old ‘ice cubes in wine’ debate has divided wine drinkers since time immemorial.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ever-acceptable-put-ice-cubes-wine-investigated-104850538.html#w4vaO09

Tasting notes: a silly game that could be fun

That’s the purpose of Read Between the Wines, a new drinking and overwriting game that, if one can remove one’s disapproving frown for an evening, might actually be a good time.

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http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/08/tasting-notes-silly-game-that-could-be.html

The 14 Coolest Beer Label Designs You’ve Ever Seen

While it’s certainly important for a beer to taste good, there’s no denying that packaging has some influence on people’s buying decisions.more

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http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/beer-label-designs

New Dogfish

Delaware-based Dogfish Head is rolling out its Choc Lobster porter at retail for the first time exclusively through the World of Beer chain. Brewed every summer, the 5.6% abv porter—made with dark cocoa and Maine lobsters—has previously been available only at Dogfish Head’s pub in Rehoboth Beach. World of Beer CEO Paul Avery told SND recently that such exclusive offerings are a key piece of the company’s strategy as it looks to expand at a rate of about 40 new locations annually in the coming years.

TOP 10 FINE WINE AND JUNK FOOD PAIRINGS

While we’d all love to be able to kick back on a Tuesday night with a rare fillet steak slathered in truffle butter, some nights you find yourself staring into an empty fridge with a growling tummy.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/top-10-fine-wine-and-junk-food-pairings/

DISARONNO’S $350 SCOTCH-BASED LIQUEUR HITS US

Disaronno Riserva will be the first new product since the original liqueur was founded in 1525, and has been aged for 12 years in vintage Marsala wine barrels in Sicily.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/disaronno-extends-300-scotch-based-liqueur-to-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=486&date=2015-08-05

Impact Databank’s Fastest-Rising Vodka Brands In The U.S.

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WINE MAKES YOU SMART, CREATIVE AND ATTRACTIVE

Find out how wine makes you smart, creative, and attractive.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-makes-you-smart-creative-attractive-infographic/

Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco & Venice, Italy

When visiting Venice, ensure you make time to explore the Prosecco DOCG, to stock up on great wines as well as gourmet fare.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-travel/decanter-travel-guide-conegliano-valdobbiadene-prosecco-venice-italy-269468/

YOUR INTRO TO CAMPANIA, ITALY – LAND OF STUNNING AFFORDABLE WHITE WINE

Like all Italian regions, both red and white wine are made in Campania. The most popular red is Taurasi, made from the Aglianico grape.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/intro-guide-campania-italian-white-wine-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=745aefc951-August_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-745aefc951-38937345

Quini Swirl

The latest newsletter from our good friends at Quini.

Introduction to WineUps!

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/093B78BC56C1523D/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Going Grape: The best wine to pair with each GOP candidate during the presidential debate

Here’s a list of candidates and my picks for their best wine match.

http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/food-and-dining/going-grape-no-debating-gop-candidates-matched-with-wine_03183375

How to Break Out of Your Wine Rut

Do you find that you drink the exact same thing every time you have a glass of wine? If so, you’re in a wine rut.

https://www.yahoo.com/food/break-out-of-your-wine-rut-125528687803.html

PEAR JUICE FOUND TO WARD OFF HANGOVERS

The pear has been touted as a hangover cure by scientists in Australia who claim the fruit not only helps to lower cholesterol but can prevent the adverse affects of excessive alcohol.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/pear-juice-found-to-ward-off-hangovers/

Hard Root Beer Drink Ideas

Ice cream isn’t the only thick, sweet substance root beer works with. Here are some other ideas.

http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/root-beer-cocktails-article

How to order the right wine at a steakhouse, according to a master sommelier

Going to a steakhouse and not ordering a bottle of wine is practically a faux pas

http://www.businessinsider.com/4-of-the-best-wine-and-steak-pairings-2015-8?r=UK&IR=T

The Best Wine Region You’ve Never Heard Of: The Lavaux And The Swiss Riviera

There are two good reasons Americans rarely see Swiss wines on restaurant lists or in neighborhood wine shops. Neither of them is that there’s anything lacking with the wine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2015/08/06/the-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard-of-the-lavaux-and-the-swiss-riviera/

Online wine club uses an algorithm to find you the perfect wines

Boston-based Bright Cellars takes the monthly wine club idea and gives it whole new twist. The online service pairs you with wines based off a quiz that matches your taste preferences to wines with an algorithm.

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/online-wine-club-uses-an-algorithm-to-find-you-the-perfect-wines/

10 Great Tips on Buying Good Cheap Wine

Fortunately, you don’t need to taste all the wine in the world to know how to seek out quality.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/10-great-tips-on-buying-good-cheap-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=fe5ab2e0dd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-fe5ab2e0dd-62472929&mc_cid=fe5ab2e0dd&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Fall SCHEDULE SOON

 

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

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Exploring French Wines

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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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Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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MAP

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-13-15

June 13, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

 

This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

An Exploration of Climates in Chile

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Lady Bug Trek Has Started!

A small business scavenger hunt.

June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

www.ladybug.citytrek.com

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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

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

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Greek Wines

Beer Gadgets For Dads

 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Wine People

From sommeliers who insist on calling their wine list ‘curated’ to hosts who serve red wine that’s too warm, the annoyances that can drive WSJ wine columnist Lettie Teague not to drink

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-7-habits-of-highly-annoying-wine-people-1433508077

Loophole in French law could spell ‘death’ of alcohol advertising ban

A loophole in a new law could spell the “death” of France’s strict limitations on alcohol advertising and see deaths from drink rocket, the father of the current anti-alcohol law has warned.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11659230/Loophole-in-French-law-could-spell-death-of-alcohol-advertising-ban.html

Wines from Horse Heaven Hills shine

Since the early 1970s, wine grapes have been grown in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Today, the region south of the Yakima Valley is one of the state’s largest and most important viticultural regions.

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http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/food_and_dining/wines-from-horse-heaven-hills-shine/article_ceda28b6-0adb-11e5-b580-bff2da4f3cc2.html

Alsace Winemakers Vote to Require ‘Dry’ Designation for Labels

Consumer education is goal, but skeptics worry it will hurt richer, sweeter wines

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51689

An Overview of French White Wines

In this article we’ll identify the primary white wines of France, how they taste (because they taste different than their American counterparts), and provide you with common ways French white wines are labeled.

http://winefolly.com/review/french-white-wines/

Three reasons behind the boom in Washington wineries

Why the explosion in Washington wineries?

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/06/08/4319753_three-reasons-behind-the-boom.html?rh=1

The Best Wine Pairings for Grilled Steak

It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/07/best-wine-pairings-grilled-steak

PABST BREWING SUED BY RAPPER SNOOP DOGG

US rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as “The Doggfather”, is suing America’s Pabst Brewing claiming it owes him a share after it was sold for US$700m last year, based on his endorsement of its Blast by Colt 45 brand.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/pabst-brewing-sued-by-rapper-snoop-dogg/

10 TERMS TO BOOST YOUR BEER VOCABULARY

Tap into some craft beer knowledge with these 10 beer terms that will provide the basics for fluently speaking the language of microbrewers.

http://visittrivalley.com/10-terms-to-boost-your-beer-vocabulary/

BEYOND THE BOMB: WHY JÄGER DESERVES A PLACE IN YOUR LIQUOR CABINET

Jäger is significantly sweeter than a lot of its counterparts, but as long as you compensate for that in a cocktail, you’ll find it is a lot more mixable than you might think. Just do yourself a favor and lay off the Red Bull.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/beyond-bomb-why-j-ger-deserves-place-your-liquor-cabinet

Greece: Tough Economy, Great Wine

Somewhat ironically, one of the worst times for the Greek economy happens to coincide with one of the best times for Greek wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joeharpaz/2015/06/08/greece-tough-economy-great-wine/

Six must-try apricot beers

Cheat on peach with these six summer stunners, from blondes to wheats to sour ales.

http://draftmag.com/six-best-apricot-beers/

10 Must-Have Beer Gadgets

Get these actually useful gadgets and accessories for the optimal beer drinking experience.

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http://www.top10kitchen.com/10-must-have-beer-gadgets/

BREAKING BAD-INSPIRED BLUE ICE VODKA RELEASED

Three special edition bottles featuring popular quotes by the “Heisenberg” alias of the series’ main protagonist, Walter White, will be made available across the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/breaking-bad-inspired-blue-ice-vodka-released/?article-source=newsletter&source=445&date=2015-06-10

How to pair fish and wine swimmingly

From oysters to sea bass, chablis to riesling, which wines go with which seafood.

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-pair-fish-and-wine-swimmingly/

What’s on your plate: Why is saké called a ‘rice wine,’ when it’s brewed like beer?

Saké is a beverage awkwardly shouldered into a category that doesn’t really fit.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/06/whats.html

Agave Loco files trademark suit against California wine company

Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco, which makes the alcoholic beverage RumChata, alleges Cheers Wine & Spirits of Paso Robles, Calif., began marketing an Italian wine under the brand name Lemonchatta

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150611/NEWS07/150619965/agave-loco-files-trademark-suit-against-california-wine-company

PARISIAN WINE BAR SERVES BOOZE IN BABY BOTTLES

At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/parisian-wine-bar-serves-booze-in-baby-bottles/

New Corkscrew app

makes wine lists searchable and considers wine preferences

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-corkscrew-app-wine-lists-searchable-20150611-story.html

Yuengling to release India Pale Lager in November

New beer will be made with mix of hops including some from Washington state

http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/yuengling-to-release-india-pale-lager-in-november/article_1b2ba6e8-0f7a-11e5-b891-cfa9ab2eff22.html

Orange Wine Isn’t Made Out of Oranges

What makes orange wines orange is that they’re white wines that are produced like red wines, with a drawn-out maceration.

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WINE IS SHOCKINGLY LESS FATTENING THAN ALL OF THESE FOODS

Which would you rather have, vino, or one of these dishes?

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Wine of the Loire Valley

If you visit France, you spend at least a few days in the Loire Valley, which encapsulates just about everything good France offers.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-02-15

May 2, 2015

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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

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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.

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The Scoop on Wine Prices

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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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HandCraft Wines unveils two new additions

HandCraft Pinot Grigio and HandCraft Malbec

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6 Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Drink Wine

Technology has changed:

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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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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

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-27-14

December 27, 2014

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

 

Hoping Your Holidays Are Going Well.

Next Week We Say Good Bye To 2014!

Our Sparkling Wines Are Stocked From All Over The World.

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Beers Americans no longer drink

American beer sales have been trending downwards in recent years

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Why you should SHAKE your bottle of bubbly to stop it overflowing: Actually decreases the pressure, say French boffins

Shaking bottles of champagne has become widely associated with flying corks and the kind of messy spraying of liquid normally restricted to the winners podium in Formula One.

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The Real Reasons Trader Joe’s Wine Is So Cheap

So how does the company keep its prices so low, while still delivering a taste that people love? And is there really animal matter in the wine?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-trader-joes-wine-is-so-cheap-2014-12

AMERICA’S 14 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIES PAIRED WITH WINE

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Screws put to wine corks

Industry tries to win back favor of winemakers

The world’s wine cork producers want you to know they’re sorry.

http://www.journalgazette.net/business/Screws-put-to-wine-corks-4017003

For a Surprisingly Large Variety of European Wine, Visit Sweden’s Systembolaget

Of all the countries in Europe, you’d never guess this country — up in the far north, with few vineyards of its own, and whose internationally best-known drinks are aquavit and vodka — would be a nation of wine enthusiasts.

http://blog.iwawine.com/2014/12/european-wine-at-systembolaget/

Champagne Pizza

It tasted like Champagne in the pizza dough! It was amazing.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/champagne-pizza_n_6350792.html

13 Favorite Christmas Movies (With Beverage Pairings For Your Viewing Pleasure)

Here’s a dozen of our favorite holiday movie classics, shaken and stirred, and served up with twist. The beverage selections are on the house.

http://wineharlots.com/2013/12/wine-harlots-12-favorite-christmas-movies/

VINTAGE AD ARCHIVE: WHISKEY FOR CHRISTMAS!

A look at the myriad ways this most warming of liquors has been incorporated into spirits company Christmas campaigns.

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http://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2014/12/22/vintage-ad-archive-whiskey-for-christmas/

U.S. wine industry toasts decline in Japan’s sake sales

Sake sales have steadily tanked in Japan, another victim of globalization.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/static/features/Yen2Trade/Wine-industry-toasts-decline-in-sake-sales.html?brand=clt

THE BEST COCKTAILS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

New Year’s Eve can leave even the most confident of party hosts quaking in their boots, so we’ve asked some of the industry’s best bartenders to share their favourite New Year’s Eve cocktails.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/the-best-cocktails-for-new-years-eve/?article-source=newsletter&source=329&date=2014-12-23

Chianti Wine: The Pride of Tuscany

Why is Chianti more written about, drank, and talked about that any other Italian wine in history? What makes Chianti so the perfect food wine?

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16 majestic winter photos from Napa Valley

Here is some inspiration.

http://www.uncork29.com/blog/2014/12/23/winter-napa-valley/?utm_source=The+Cork+Board+Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=66215a3654-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b9abf5ca3e-66215a3654-231898205

THE BEST WINE TO DRINK WITH CHINESE FOOD

Here’s the wine you should drink with some of the most popular Chinese American dishes:

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/best-wine-drink-chinese-food/

New Rum

Terlato Wines is launching the Don Pancho Origenes line of super-premium aged rums to select U.S. markets. Produced in Panama by legendary Cuban rum master blender Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, the range includes 8-year-old ($40), 18-year-old ($ 90) and 30-year-old offerings ($425). Crafted in a classic Cuban style at the Las Cabras Distillery in the Herrera region of Panama with molasses from hand-harvested sugar cane and proprietary yeast, the rums are aged in American oak Bourbon barrels, the company says. Don Pancho Origenes is imported by Terlato’s Artisan Spirits division.

HOPHEAD VODKA

The latest creation from Anchor Distilling Company, is distilled entirely from two types of hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley, the same hops used in the creation of some of Anchor’s legendary beers. HOPHEAD vodka captures the fresh, aromatic character of hops without the typical bitterness.

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http://www.anchordistilling.com/spirits/hophead-vodka

Champagne’s big gaffe (and 5 ways to mend it)

Champagne’s influential trade body, the CIVC

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2014/12/23/champagnes-big-gaffe-and-5-ways-to-mend-it/

Film explores growth of Ky. grape/wine industry

Kentucky wineries are the subject of a new documentary that will debut on public television later this month.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/23/3608130_film-explores-growth-of-ky-grapewine.html?rh=1

You Don’t Know Fizz About Champagne, The Royal Drink

Make sure to always use a cap C for Champagne, as it is the proper name of a region in France, and no other place on earth can claim or use that name.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sidonie-sawyer/you-dont-know-fizz-about-_b_6363778.html

What’s the Big Deal About Orange Wine?

Orange wines are white wines made like red wines.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/12/what-s-the-big-deal-about-orange-wine

The Dr. Loosen Estate

The iconoclastic German wine producer is exactly what the doctor ordered to put a wine region—or in Loosen’s case, to re-establish a grape—on the world wine stage and make everyone believers.

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http://montecristomagazine.com/magazine/winter-2011/the-dr-loosen-estate

Cocktail Party Essentials: How to Curate the Perfect Bar

The bar makes the party, and these items make the bar

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/cocktail-party-essentials-curate-perfect-bar/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-29-14

November 29, 2014

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

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

MA Direct Ship News

Wine And Cheese Pairings

 AND MORE!

 

Do you need to smell wine to enjoy it?

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

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

 

3 breweries offer solid pumpkin beers

We still have MANY Pumpkin beers in stock.

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

JAMESON: A BRAND HISTORY

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

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

How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It

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

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

WINE MOUTH SPRAY LAUNCHED

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

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

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

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

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

New Direct Wine Shipper License Applications Now Available for Massachusetts

The 7-page application is fairly straightforward

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

Festive Wines Yule Love

Celebrate the Season

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TOP 10 GADGET GIFTS FOR WINE LOVERS

What do you get the wine lover who has everything?

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

Fellow Celiacs: Are You Drinking Your Gluten?

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

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

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

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

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

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

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

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

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

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

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

The 100 Point Wine Score Explained

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

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

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

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

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

What do beer writers think of beer certifications?

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

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

Could This Device Destroy the Craft Beer Industry?

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

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

What Is Ginger Beer, Anyway?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘DRINKING JACKET’ HITS KICKSTARTER TARGET

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

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

TGI FRIDAY’S SUED OVER DRINKS MENU

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

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

The Bittersweet Tale of Sauternes

Why Sauternes Is Underappreciated

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

Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

Check out these modern variations on classic wine and cheese pairings

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

Controversy brewing in Natick over liquor store proposal

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

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

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini have a new newsletter out

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-25-14

October 25, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-25-14

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

Sunday Opening Time Change!

The State Law Has Changed…Starting Sunday October 26th We Open At 10am

HOURSNext Week Look For Our Halloween Newsletter.

We Have Many Treats In Stock For You!

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This Week In Our Wine Dispenser For You To Try

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Halloween Treats And Wine Pairings

New Gadgets

AND MORE!

8 Shocking World Beer Records

You might not even want to attempt to break these records

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

 

Wine reviews: Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

 

MICRO-DISTILLERY TO LAUNCH CINNAMON WHISKY

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

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

 

BEER BOX KEEPS MOSQUITOES AWAY

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

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

 

GAMAY: NZ’S RED ANSWER TO SAUVIGNON BLANC?

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

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

 

MALBEC BECOMING MORE ‘MICHELANGELO’

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

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

 

5 health benefits of drinking wine

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

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

 

Feds put new wine region on NC/Georgia map

A new American Viticultural Area – the Upper Hiwassee Highlands.

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

 

What are half bottles good for?

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

4-half_bottle_wine-Franklin-Liquors

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

 

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

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

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

 

Why Does Beer Smell So Delicious?

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

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

 

How to Pair Wine with Halloween Candy

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

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

 

Here are some wine-drinking tips

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

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

 

What you should know about unscrewing your wine

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

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

 

Pro golfers crafting new beer product line

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

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

 

NEW SYRUPS SET TO ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ COCKTAIL INDUSTRY

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

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

 

New Beer For Stone Brewery

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

 

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

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

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

 

Low-calorie alcoholic drinks on the rise

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

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

 

Wine Tasting Terms And How to Use Them

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Spots For Beer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Red wine blends complement strengths, weaknesses of grapes

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

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

 

Halloween Wine: Tricks and Treats

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning

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

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

 

MAKE THIS AT HOME: SPICED PEAR LIQUEUR

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

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

 

TEN BIGGEST MOMENTS IN GIN HISTORY

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

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

 

COLLECTOR’S 2,447 BOTTLES HEADED FOR THE SINK

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

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

 

You Can Now Buy Liquid Chocolate Booze

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

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

 

TITO’S LEGAL TROUBLES STILL GROWING

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

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

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

 

Top Five Reasons to Expand the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

In Italy, a tough vintage

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

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

 

Six common wine faults and tips on how to identify them

Faults and how to detect them

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

 

Learning about the wine you drink leads to insights about priorities

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

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

 

Winning Beer Blogs To Add To Your Reading List

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

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

 

10 Spooky Beer and Movie Pairings

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

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

 

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

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THE ETIQUETTE OF SWIRLING WINE

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Build a Better Home Bar With 50 Tips from Boston Bartenders

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

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

 

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

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

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http://tinyurl.com/m4922a9

 

New Guinness Beer

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

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

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

 

New Gnarly Head

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

 

11 OF THE COOLEST WINE-THEMED TATTOOS

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

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

 

 

Petaluma Gap AVA Bid Blowing in the Wind

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Women, more knowledgeable about wines

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

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

 

Introducing The Wines Of British Columbia

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

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

 

Top Ten Pumpkin Ales to Try this Fall

We still have a few in stock.

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

 

Fall Cocktails, Minus the Pumpkin

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

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

 

New for oenophiles: Wine-infused denim

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

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

 

 

WOODFORD RESERVE RELEASES PINOT NOIR-FINISHED WHISKEY

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

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

 

 

Brewers Association Publishes Beer & Food Course

Free Online Curriculum Enhances Use of Craft Beer in Culinary Education

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

 

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

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The Coldest Beer In Town!!

What Liquor Store Does Not Say That??

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

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There IS An App For That!

This Week We Started Our Fall Education/Tasting Classes.

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Halloween Craft

10am Sunday Opening

AND MORE!

RUM: AGE STATEMENTS ‘DO NOT MATTER’

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

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

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

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

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

New Boston Rum

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

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

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

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

The next big thing in wine? Lesser-known grapes

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

Not new for what we have in stock!

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

Crew/Matchbook Wine Co. Expands Production

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

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

Henniker Expands Distribution to Vermont and Massachusetts

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

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

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

Four fall-friendly blends to help get you started.

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

Moderate drinking reduces risk of aneurysm

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

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

Game of Thrones – Wine Mix Season 1-4

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

http://youtu.be/QPf-sXqMb90

Lodi: A wine region which deserves attention

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

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

DIY Halloween Decor: Candy Corn Wine Bottles

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

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

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

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Turning winery waste into biofuels

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

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

Deep-fried tequila shots begin social media craze

Yes, deep-fried tequila shots are a thing.

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

SINGER LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED WINE

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

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

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

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

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

BUSY BARS TO BENEFIT FROM ‘AFFORDABLE’ ROBOT BARTENDER

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

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

TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

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

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

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

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

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A major win for organic New Zealand wine in the EU

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

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

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

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

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

New High End Johnnie Walker

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

TOP 10 CINNAMON FLAVOURED WHISKIES

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

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

Perfectly pair your pumpkin beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FIVE FAMOUS FIRST GROWTHS OF BORDEAUX COMPARED [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Personal Wine Releases Zombie Apocalypse Wine Bottle Series

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

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

Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US

Here are ten states deserving your supping scrutiny.

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

 

Franklin MA sting: Two restaurant chains caught selling to minors

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

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

The influence of the multisensory environment on the wine drinking experience

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

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

New Menage A Trois Products

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

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety Hits Shelves

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

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

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

Why Some Wines Taste Better With Age

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

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

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

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

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

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

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

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

Quiz: What type of beer are you?

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

I was wheat beer!

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

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

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

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

Sunday 10am Opening Time Approved By Town Of Franklin

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

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

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

NEW CHIANTI TIER HIGHLIGHTS ‘PERSONALITY’

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 things on a wine label you should know

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

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

New Shipyard Winter Beer

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

US BASKETBALL PLAYER BATHES IN WINE

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

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

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

The worm is added at the end of the production process

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

Soju Makers Aim to Turn Fire Water Into Liquid Gold

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

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

Stoneham MA secures five new liquor licenses

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

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

The Best Beer in the Country Just Got Better

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

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

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

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

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

Time and Oak May Change the Way You Enjoy Your Whiskey

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

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

The difference between cheap wine and wine that is made cheaply

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

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

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