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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 07-25-15

July 25, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Brewed With Lobsters

Wine Complexity

 

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Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try

When choosing French wines, it’s well worth considering less familiar appellations, for new sensations as much as for bargains

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/16/french-appellations-wine-shop-around-fiona-beckett

Here’s how the price of food has changed since 1992

We looked at how the prices of 11 food and beverage items have changed since 1992, and how they compared to overall inflation

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http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-how-the-price-of-food-has-changed-since-6389047.php

Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/16/canadas-okanagan-valley-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard/

Oregon – a paradise for Pinot

The US state produces world-class Pinot Noir, has made significant inroads with Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, and has developed its own style of Pinot Gris

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/oregon-paradise-pinot

What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?

Chemists investigate the science behind the hype

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-deal-wine-baths-180955945/?no-ist

Red wine without the headache

Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-last-red-wine-without-the-headache-2015-07-17

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-wine-with-ben-and-123408034047.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING

A research team in China has cultured snake venom in yeast in the hope that it could one day be used to treat strokes and heart failure.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/snake-venom-beer-could-prevent-blood-clotting/

New Bacardi

Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.

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US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN

The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-bill-could-lift-drinks-post-ban/

Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a huge hit this year and may be more than just a fad

http://fortune.com/2015/07/21/root-beer-is-the-next-big-thing-in-craft-beer/

This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About

This video will let you hold a conversation with the wine snob at your next office party.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-chemistry-of-wine-explained_55ad2cf8e4b0d2ded39f85b4

How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry

Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:

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http://www.eater.com/2015/7/21/9002767/greek-debt-crisis-impact-wine-greece

35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/35-wine-tasting-terms-and-what-they-actually-mean-2015-7

Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt

Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/maine-brewer-makes-beer-live-lobsters-sea-salt-32614347

Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts

The addition of as little as 2 or 3 percent of another grape can change the flavor of a basic wine by quite a bit.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150722/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150729821

US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-wine-lovers-yet-to-embrace-online/

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

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3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine

There are hundreds of researches, which indicate that drinking red wine is really beneficial for you.

http://www.3benefitsof.com/3-health-benefits-of-drinking-australian-red-wine/

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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Can wine complexity make you think more?

Understanding the difference between how professionals and consumers rate the `complexity’ of wine could open new avenues for marketing wines, recent Lincoln University research shows.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News-and-Events/Can-wine-complexity-make-you-think-more-/

MYTH BUSTED: PINOT NOIR IS NOT THE ONLY GRAPE THAT’S LEGAL FOR MAKING RED WINE IN BURGUNDY

Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn’t the only red grape that’s allowed to be grown in Burgundy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-pinot-noir-is-not-the-only-grape-that-is-legal-for-making-red-wine-in-burgundy/

How to spot faults in wine

Here’s how to determine faults in wine.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/taste/3801633-wine-savvy-how-spot-faults-wine

How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback

How the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage is becoming America’s coolest drink.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-20/drink-like-a-viking-mead-makes-comeback

The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted

St. Mayhem’s products are literally spicy wines, since Rob chucked habanero and jalapeno peppers, ginger root, and Costa Rica coffee beans into the three newly released wines

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http://www.winesandvines.com/blog/?p=1&t=0&a=0&d=154930&r=1&n=22

Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade

Maximum allowable yields in Champagne this year will be lower than they have been in 10 years, as producers look to reduce the amount of wine they have on hand.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/07/champagne-yields-lowest-in-a-decade

MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN

Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/mencia-the-pinot-noir-of-spain/

Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-white-wines-friuli-venezia-giulia/

The Restaurant Reserve Wine List: Relic, Rip-off or Reward?

Are those leather-bound tomes—the secondary, pricey reserve list that is the province of the chosen few—helpful, or just an excuse for outrageous markups?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-restaurant-reserve-wine-list-relic-rip-off-or-reward-1437675919

South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money

Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money

http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-the-best-fine-wine-for-your-money-1437648173

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 05-30-15

May 30, 2015

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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

Wine Taste Like Koala Pee?

Tax On Liquor In Boston?

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What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-goes-into-wine-label-design-1432308290

Sugar in Wine Chart

Many red and white wines taste dry (as in “not sweet”) but do contain small to moderate amounts of sugar. The question is, how much? And, is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?

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http://winefolly.com/review/sugar-in-wine-chart/

Gérard Bertrand Projects 54% Rise For 2015, Raising Languedoc’s Presence In U.S. Market

Riding a steady growth curve, French winemaker Gérard Bertrand has made progress in his quest to raise Languedoc’s profile in the U.S. market.

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2015/05/22/12486/gerard-bertrand-projects-54-rise-for-2015-raising-languedocs-presence-in-u-s-market/

Do Wine Buyers Really Care About Sustainability?

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Cognac. a wine or spirit?

Cognac is often referred to as the “king” of brandies with a glorious history dating back centuries.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allen-balik/cognac-a-wine-or-spirit/article_1c6b192b-4ca2-5cc2-b198-f565aab34f97.html

Designated drivers will enjoy this beer

A non-alcoholic beer that tastes like…beer

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-non-alcoholic-beer-that-tastes-likebeer-2015-05-21

Millennials Would Rather Drink Wine Than Beer

Why young people prefer a Bordeaux over a Bud.

http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2015/05/millennials-prefer-wine-over-beer.html

Liquor bottles now can talk to your cellphone

The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/liquor_bottles_now_can_talk_to.html

Good Wine Tastes More Like Koala Urine Than You’d Think

Have you ever described a wine you were drinking as fruity, sweet, or having a hint of coconut? Well, congratulations, because you were totally drinking a component of koala urine.

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http://io9.com/good-wine-tastes-more-like-koala-urine-than-youd-think-1706588545

Hearing set on 2 percent liquor tax proposal in Boston MA

Liquor store owners in Boston aren’t exactly toasting a proposal to put a 2 percent tax on alcohol sales in the city.

http://wpri.com/2015/05/25/hearing-set-on-2-percent-liquor-tax-proposal/

GREEN-BOTTLED BEER SMELLS LIKE SKUNK, SO WHY DO COMPANIES KEEP PRODUCING IT?

Beers bottled in clear or green glass have developed a reputation as smelling “skunky” or spoiled. That’s because they are.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/green-bottled-beer-smells-like-skunk-so-why-do-companies-keep-producing-it/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e4504b2e0d-May_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e4504b2e0d-38937345

‘SNEAKY’ HIP FLASK COMPANY SEEKS CROWD-FUNDING

The producer of a range of “sneaky” drinks containers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds enabling him to launch a hip flask shaped like a can of deodorant.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/sneaky-hip-flask-company-seeks-crowd-funding/?article-source=newsletter&source=433&date=2015-05-26

WINE, SEX CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country; more than 600,000 Americans die from the condition each year.

http://abc7chicago.com/health/wine-sex-can-lower-your-risk-of-heart-disease/737606/

NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC SHORTAGE LOOMING?

Fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc might do well to stock up, if a warning that the style could be facing a supply shortage prove true.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/nz-sauvignon-blanc-shortage-looming/

A new bill in Congress would make your booze cheaper (a little)

A bill was introduced Tuesday that would lower taxes on distilled spirits — things like gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey — which are taxed at a higher rate than wine and beer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/26/a-new-bill-in-congress-would-make-your-booze-cheaper-at-least-a-little/

10 Ways to Know/Develop Your Wine Palate

Anyone can enjoy pleasures of the palate.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eleanor-shannon/10-ways-to-knowdevelop-yo_b_7433994.html

The Power of Understanding Wine Tech Sheets

This is an in-depth article for geeks with an itch for the nitty gritty details of wine. If you’re one who is as described, you’ve certainly come across wine technical data before. So, what can we learn by looking at wine tech sheets?

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-wine-tech-sheets/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=02a5a110ad-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-02a5a110ad-62472929&mc_cid=02a5a110ad&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Low Histamine Wines for Fewer Headaches

It is the first Association in the world dedicated to the research of wines low in histamines and certifying them for wine sensitive and histamine intolerant

http://www.indianwineacademy.com/item_1_650.aspx

American Wine, Matured: 17 New AVAs And The Road Ahead

Several areas of California are arriving at that time: 17 new California AVAs have been designated since last August alone. (There are a total of 230 AVAs nationwide.)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2015/05/27/american-wine-matured-17-new-avas-and-the-road-ahead/

How Much is Too Much?: A Study on Choice Overload in Wine Retail

In retail, people can become overwhelmed by the selection to choose from, or what is otherwise known as “choice overload”. Studies in many different retail settings have shown that choice overload does exist and that it can lead to decreased customer satisfaction and decreased sales for a given store

http://www.academicwino.com/2015/05/choice-overload-wine-retail.html/

HOW TO DECODE AN AMERICAN WINE LABEL [INFOGRAPHIC]

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New Woodchuck

Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider has unveiled Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy, the latest entry in its limited release Out on a Limb series. Created as a twist on a traditional shandy, Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy is made with a mix of McIntosh, Empire and Cortland apples and infused with lemon juice and lemongrass. The 4.2%-abv, semi-dry cider will be available starting June 15, retailing at $10.99 a six-pack. Lazy Hazy marks the fifth iteration in Woodchuck’s Out on a Limb lineup.

7 Things You Never Knew Were In Your Wine

The lingo commonly found on bottle labels so you know exactly what you’re drinking, and how it affects you, beyond a nice buzz.

http://time.com/3897828/wine-lingo-health-effects/

 

Get it Free: The F&W Keyboard App Features Emojis for Food Lovers

You can now communicate in Cronuts.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/28/food-wine-keyboard-app-emojis-food-lovers

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

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Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Find Them Online

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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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 04-25-15

April 25, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

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 We have great news for you!

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

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

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

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

include many local businesses including us!

ladybugtrek

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

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

More to come on this event in coming weeks!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Made With Sewage Water

Sangria

Fat In Wine

 

AND MORE!

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

Here are a couple of guidelines

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

The Italian Wine Country You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The wines of Franciacorta are not widely imported in America.

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

SEWAGE BEER GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

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

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

PAIRING HERBS WITH WINE

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Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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

10 Reasons Why Wine is Better Than Sex

Here are a few reasons why…

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

FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine

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

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

 

Finding dependable advice on wine

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

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

Pairing: beer & a Southern spread

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

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

Sangria for Wine Lovers

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

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

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

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

BIG BOTTOM DISTILLING LAUNCHES OAK-AGED VODKA

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

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

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

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

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

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SINGLE MALT GLASS CLOSURES CREATED

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

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

Certified Sommelier Mike Ward Launches Website to Pair Wine with People

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

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

Strongbow Introduces Variety Pack

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

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

 New Anew Wines

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

New Gansett NOW IN STOCK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 MUST MIX LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

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

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

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

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

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

JIMI HENDRIX-INSPIRED LIQUEUR READIES TO LAUNCH

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

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

CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

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

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

AMERICA’S HEAVIEST DRINKING COUNTIES MAPPED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chilean volcano spares fruit

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

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

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

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

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

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Joel Gott Winery

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-21-15

February 21, 2015

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

 

We Are Turning Japanese

Franklin Liquors Now Stocking

Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman Selections

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Gluten in Liquor

Jim Beam Sued

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WINE TERMS: SUR LIE AGING

Lees are the dead yeast cells and winemaking remnants such as grape seeds, stems, pulp, and tartrates remaining in a wine after fermentation.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-terms-sur-lie-aging

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT RIESLING

The words Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese describe government-defined levels of ripeness of the grapes at the time of harvest

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-little-information-about-riesling-

Massachusetts beer guide: Breaking down the brewery boom in Western Mass. and beyond

Here’s a primer on the best Massachusetts-made beer, focusing on how to look past the big names and find that special new brewery you’ve been looking for the whole time.

http://www.masslive.com/bestofmass/index.ssf/2015/02/best_of_mass_massachusetts_bee.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOOSE ISLAND BEER

Here are 11 things you don’t know about Goose Island.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/things-you-didn-t-know-about-goose-island-beer-chicago

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN MOVES INTO FLAVOURED RUM

Diageo has introduced three new flavoured extensions of Captain Morgan Rum, following the “successful” launch of the brand’s white expression last year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/captain-morgan-moves-into-flavoured-rum/?article-source=newsletter&source=361&date=2015-02-13

Could the next great bottle of wine you buy be from… (gulp)… England?

Climate change is affecting wine-grape growing agriculture worldwide – this means existing wine regions are depleting and new ones are developing.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-pulse/78288-could-the-next-great-bottle-of-wine-you-buy-be-fromgulpengland

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Here’s a crash course in knowing what’s flowing down your gullet

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-tutorial/how-to-taste-wine/217

THE ULTIMATE A-Z OF ALCOHOL

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There’s no trick to drinking gluten-free spirits

Distilled spirits can’t contain gluten.

http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article10451996.html

Scientific discovery wine pairings

Each monumental scientific discovery is paired with the wine that best brings out its scientific flavors

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http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113335367/scientific-discovery-wine-pairings-021715/

Which Countries Produce And Consume The Most Wine?

Every year France and Italy competes for the top spot among the world’s wine producing countries.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/16/france-is-the-biggest-wine-producer-in-2014-but-less-wine-is-made-and-drunk-in-europe/

ARE CONSUMER COCKTAIL CHOICES GENDERED?

Cocktail culture likes to think of itself as a forward-thinking force in the drinks industry, but do gender stereotypes still affect what mix customers order?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/are-consumer-cocktails-choices-gendered/?article-source=newsletter&source=363&date=2015-02-17

Sulfites In Wine

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Shelf Life Of Wine

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Where Do Calories Come From

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What causes red-wine headaches? A new theory

Nobody knows for sure what causes red-wine headaches.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/what-causes-red-wine-headaches-new.html

Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

If the baiju industry has its way, the spirit is about to make a break into the U.S. market.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-17/baijiu-china-s-potent-liquor-is-poised-to-try-to-make-a-splash-in-the-u-s-

Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?

Santa Fee New Mexico looking to bad nips because of litter issue.

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-9960-mad-minis.html

JIM BEAM HIT WITH ‘HANDCRAFTED’ LAWSUIT

A lawsuit has been filed against Jim Beam Brands alleging consumers are being duped by claims its Bourbon is “handcrafted” when it is made with “little to no” human involvement.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/jim-beam-hit-with-handcrafted-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=364&date=2015-02-18

A five-pack of beer apps to find great new brews

Calling all hop heads, lager hounds and ale wives: put down that pint (just for a moment) and pick up your phone to discover new beers and keep track of your favorites.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/a-five-pack-of-beer-apps-to-discover-great-new-brews/

Local Brewery News

Boston-based Trillium Brewing is expanding production capabilities with a 16,000-square-foot facility in Canton. The new brewery, which will operate in conjunction with Trillium’s existing facility in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, will be fitted with a three-vessel 30-barrel brewing system and six 90-barrel fermenters, as well as an expanded barrel program. The two facilities will bring Trillium’s annual production capacity to about 10,000 barrels. The company says it will continue to self-distribute while focusing on increasing on- and off-premise accounts. Trillium’s lineup of craft beers includes Wake Robin Farmhouse Red Rye Ale (7.4% abv), Pot & Kettle Oatmeal Porter (7.5% abv), Fort Point Pale Ale (6.5% abv) and Trillium Farmhouse Ale (6.6% abv).

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587989/french-appellation-body-considers-alsace-premier-cru-plan

VIRGINIA IS THE MOST EXCITING PLACE FOR AMERICAN WINE RIGHT NOW

If you’re looking for the place making the most interesting and dynamic wine right now, you’ll need to head to Virginia.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/virginia-most-exciting-us-wine-region/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83185e2feb-February_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83185e2feb-38937345

Three Things You Didn’t Know About South African Wine Country

Think you know Southern Hemisphere wine? Take a look at some of these interesting facts about South Africa, possibly the oldest “New World” wine region.

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

TOP 10 DRINKS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

China may still be clamping down on extravagant spending, but there is an array of luxurious and fun spirits and cocktails out there to celebrate the Year of the Ram.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-drinks-for-chinese-new-year/?article-source=newsletter&source=365&date=2015-02-19

STRAP-ON BOOZE BABY SEEKS FUNDING

In what could be the most bizarre Kickstarter campaign in memory, a US entrepreneur is attempting to raise $70,000 to launch a strap-on booze-filled newborn that you can drink from.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/strap-on-booze-filled-baby-seeks-funding/

Wine For Your Sign

Visit your sign’s page to learn your sipping personality

http://www.vivino.com/news/chinese-horoscope

Supermarkets Wine Sales By State

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Angry Orchard jumps on hopped cider

Angry Orchard’s new Hop’n Mad apple cider will attempt to slake America’s insatiable thirst for hops

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/2015/02/angry_orchard_jumps_on_hopped_cider

The irony of Italian wines

If you are a wine lover, chances are that in the last year you probably had a wine called either Aubaine or Petite-Vidure. But you didn’t know it.

http://www.naparegister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/the-irony-of-italian-wines/article_9fe29ecd-270d-5d16-8a88-bbccde73a0cf.html

  

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-14-15

February 14, 2015

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

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our Valentine’s Gift Guide

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Busy Week In Our Wine Tasting/Education Room

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We Partnered With Making Whoopie

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French Tasting

The Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Jo-Ann Ross DWS

Affordable French Wines

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Chatom Tasting

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Total Wine In Natick News

Valentine’s Info

 

AND MORE!

 

Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

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

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

Valentines and wines, a happy coupling

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

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

New Liqueur

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

A Short History Of The 12-Pack

Short history of the 12-pack

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

MAP: THE COMPANIES WHO ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR BEER

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

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

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

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

Benefits Of Drinking Wine

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

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

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

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

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

Explore the science of flavour

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

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

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND WINE

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

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

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

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

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145928

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

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

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

RED WINE MORE ROMANTIC THAN OYSTERS

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

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

US ‘MOST ATTRACTIVE MAJOR MARKET’ FOR WINE

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

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

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

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

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

Languedoc, French wines with terroir, character and personality

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

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

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

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145997

 

Aroma Development In Champagne

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9 OF AMERICA’S STRANGEST ALCOHOL LAWS

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws.

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

24 BOTTLED BLOODY MARY MIXES BARTENDERS LOVE

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

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

 

THE 12 BEST NEW BREWERIES IN AMERICA

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

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

BUD LIGHT BEER MOVES INTO COCKTAILS

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

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

E&J GALLO LAUNCHES SHIMMERING LIQUEUR

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

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

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

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

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

Behind the Fifty Shades of Grey website and wine label

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

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

BEAM RELEASES LIMITED BOOKER NOE BOURBON

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

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

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

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

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

Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Wines Explained

hopefully this article could help clear up some of the confusion

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

The best wine to pair with every kind of takeout food

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

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

Wine label app creates gift message on bottle

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

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

BELVEDERE VODKA LAUNCHES WILD BERRY EDITION

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

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

Liquor store approval in Natick MA prompts letter to state

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

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

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

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

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

Diageo Targets Wine And Beer Categories With New Product Rollouts

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

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

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

The end of the three-tier system?

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

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

Wine Market Council Releases 2014 Consumer Consumption Habits

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12512630.htm

How to buy wine at the grocery store

Why We Want You To Shop With Us!

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

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

Step-by-step procedure for tasting fine wines.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Watch A Still Being Built

Cheap Wine Is Lying To You

AND MORE!

Best Wines to Pair with Baked Eggs

Here are four wine pairing approaches to try with your baked eggs.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/17/best-wines-to-pair-with-baked-eggs

Sipping Liquor before Bed disrupts Sleeping Pattern

A new study has debunked the long-held popular belief that booze before bed helps nod-off. The study has showed that a small tipple before bed has great potential to disrupt sleeping patterns.

http://newsmaine.net/22089-sipping-liquor-bed-disrupts-sleeping-pattern

BETHENNY FRANKEL REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING SKINNYGIRL MARIJUANA

Bethenny Frankel, the founder of Skinnygirl cocktails, has been spotted visiting a cannabis dispensary in the US amid claims she is to launch Skinnygirl Marijuana.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/bethenny-frankel-reportedly-launching-skinnygirl-marijuana/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

SVEDKA MOVES INTO 100 PROOF VODKA CATEGORY

The Constellation Brands-owned vodka will launch Svedka 100 Proof and Svedka Grapefruit Jalapeño in the US in March this year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/svedka-moves-into-100-proof-vodka-category/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

Hair of the dog? Introducing the beer designed exclusively for man’s best friend

Snuffle is a new Belgian beer brewed exclusively for pooches. Its makers say it’s good enough for humans, too

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11355132/Hair-of-the-dog-Introducing-the-beer-designed-exclusively-for-mans-best-friend.html

TTB Issues New Guidelines for Age Statements on Whiskey Labels

Require an age statement on the label of any whisky that has not been aged for at least four years

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com

How Discount Wine is Lying to You

If the region isn’t listed on the front label, check the back label. The TTB requires wines to list the origin

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http://winefolly.com/update/good-cheap-wine-is-lying-to-you/

Is Azerbaijan the 2nd Oldest Wine Region?

Azerbaijan, which is located on the Caspian Sea just south of Georgia and east of Armenia, has a long history of winemaking.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=144712

The top ten times to use your Coravin

Here are ten times you may not have considered using your Coravin (but definitely should)!

http://www.coravin.com/blog/usecoravin/

10 DIRTY SECRETS OF WINE (THAT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT)

Real talk from the bowels of the vino industry—crack a bottle of Blue Nun and let’s get down to brass tacks.

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http://firstwefeast.com/drink/wine-taboos/

Don’t be afraid to go farther afield for wine values

Emerging regions offer value, new tastes to broaden your horizons

http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=24473

Factors of Taste: Results from a Special Tasting at the Digital Wine Communications Conference

Can we always tell what makes us like or dislike a wine? How much of it has to do, strictly speaking, with the grapes and the winemaking? And, do we always understand exactly why a wine is showing well or not?

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/01/factors-taste-results-special-wine-tasting-digital-wine-communications-conference/

JAMESON UNVEILS ANNUAL PADDY’S DAY BOTTLE

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has revealed its fifth annual limited edition bottle design to celebrate its homeland’s most iconic national holiday – St Patrick’s Day.

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Nebbiolo — Italy’s staid elder statesman of wine

Nebbiolo is a grape varietal from Piemonte, Italy, and it is one of the most traditional, intractable, stubborn old goats of the wine world.

http://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2015/01/20/nebbiolo-italys-staid-elder-statesman-wine/22067027/

How is your state doing? MADD rates USA on drunk driving prevention

MADD created a five-star system for the report that looks at five different areas of countermeasures that can be taken to prevent drunk driving fatalities.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/15/drunk-driving-efforts-across-usa/21776227/

What the Beer You Drink Says About Your Personality

What is your go-to beer?? Cha-Cha.com came out with a list that describes what your favorite beer says about your personality. How accurate do you think it is??

http://us995.cbslocal.com/2015/01/21/what-the-beer-you-drink-says-about-your-personality/

RED WINE NOW COMES IN POWDERED FORM, MINUS THE ALCOHOL…AND THE FUN

Sick of all the fun and joy that comes with drinking red wine but still want to bask in its health benefits? A powdered red wine will do the trick.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-wine-now-comes-powdered-form-minus-alcohol-and-fun

Here’s to tannat, a big tannic monster wine

Tannat is a big wine, a tannic monster that is bigger than cabernet sauvignon and perhaps even petite sirah. With more than 100 wine-grape varieties in the Northwest, why would we want another one? Here’s why.

http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2025339112_0118grapevinexml.html

CASSIS, THE BLACK CURRANT FROM BURGUNDY

The great Burgundian wine kingdom has a quiet cousin, a little dark currant that is happy to makes its home in the shadow of the famous grape. This unassuming fruit goes by the name of cassis, blackcurrant or Ribes Nigrum

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/01/12/french_food_provenance_cassis_the_black_currant_from_burgundy.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=69eb628ab0-LPJ_for_January_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-69eb628ab0-55781545

Brown-Forman Extends Woodford Reserve Into Rye

Thriving Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is set to add a new rye offering to its portfolio next month. Woodford Reserve Rye ($38 a 750-ml.) will initially launch in 15 U.S. markets. The Kentucky straight rye whiskey is 45.2% abv and marks the third permanent extension to the Woodford Reserve portfolio, joining Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked. Brown-Forman’s newcomer will compete with Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Rye, which debuted in 2012 and retails in the same segment. Woodford Reserve earned its first Impact “Hot Brand” award last year, having grown by more than 75% since 2010.

How to Build a Whiskey Still in Less Than 2 Minutes

The A. Smith Bowman distillery has released a unique video capturing the build of its brand new 500-gallon still called George.

http://youtu.be/_yXfYWQo8o0

Foxboro MA delaying request for more liquor licenses

A move to petition the state Legislature for more liquor licenses won’t be going to the voters this May.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-delaying-request-for-more-liquor-licenses/article_99345c03-7f6f-58d2-8f90-a908c6f4ca18.html

Where do tech-savvy millennials buy wine? Not online, Cal Poly study finds

Millennials, typically defined as those born between 1982 and the early 2000s, are known for being adept at using technology, whether it’s a smart phone, gaming console or social media.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/21/3453060_milennials-wine-purchase-study.html?rh=1

Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region,

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-harvard-buys-up-water-rights-in-drought-hit-wine-country-2015-1

Barrel-Aged Tequila Is the New Scotch

Here, three ways companies are using seasoned barrels to flavor their tequilas.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/22/barrel-aged-tequila-is-the-new-scotch

Private label wine: The future of the wine business?

Most states require distributors to offer every wine they sell to every retailer or restaurant they call on, so that it’s theoretically possible for someone else to sell Two-buck Chuck or Kirkland. But somehow, that never seems to happen.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/private-label-wine-the-future-of-the-wine-business/

TURNING WINE PASSION INTO PROFESSION

The real scoop on becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/how-to-get-a-job-in-wine/

The relationship (or lack thereof) between scores, prices and appellations

Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than do the California, Carneros or county-based appellations.

http://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/#!The-relationship-or-lack-thereof-between-scores-prices-and-appellations/chh1/7C683C52-FC92-48B8-B1A3-0543D249AC45

PROPER BOURBON PAIRINGS FOR YOUR FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

A list of bourbons to pair and enjoy with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies

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http://www.theimpeccablelife.com/girl-scout-cookie-bourbon-pairing/

Happy Birthday, Beer Can!

The first can of beer was sold on January 24th, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/beer-can-celebrates-80th-birthday-80-years-of-beers

U.S. is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

The 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report found that Americans drank almost 340 million 9-liter cases of wine in 2014. Italians drink the most wine per person, though the rate is expected to drop.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/top-wine-consuming-country-volume-article-1.2088489

Anheuser-Busch is bolstering its craft beer portfolio once again by acquiring a growing craft brewer, Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co.

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Is craft beer a threat to wine?

Wine industry leaders are keeping a close watch on the craft beer market, according to a recent report from Wine Market Council, (WMC) an association of wine producers, grape growers, wine importers and distributors.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/news/craft-beer-threat-wine

The new documentary movie “Somm: Into the Bottle” will be out Summer 2015.

Here’s a preview of the wines and places featured in the film, as well as the people.

http://winefolly.com/episode/new-wine-movie-somm-2015/

Local Brewery News

Worcester, Massachusetts’ Wormtown Brewery has completed construction of a new 10,000-square-foot brewing facility to keep up with growth. Wormtown’s new facility is 10 times larger than the original one and features a taproom, a 30-barrel, two-vessel configuration that will double capacity to 6,000 barrels, as well as a GAI bottling system that allows for packaging bottles to complement its 16-ounce cans. The brewery says it hopes to eventually reach 30,000 barrels at the new site and is already planning further expansion of the new facility. Two 90-barrel fermentation tanks are expected to be delivered next month, bringing the capacity to 10,500 barrels and opening the possibility of expansion to new markets.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-17-15

January 17, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-17-15

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

 

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin

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

Ben Franklin Has Always Been In My Life:

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

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

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Longtime User Of The Franklin Town Library

Graduate Of The Benjamin Franklin Institute In Boston

So Today Raise A Glass To A TRUE Patriot!

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Readers Choice Awards 2015

In 2014 You Voted Us #1 Liquor Store

We Would Love Your Support This Year!

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Lets GO PATS!

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Take Care

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

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SF Wine Comp Winners

 

AND MORE!

 

The Top 10 Predicted Wine And Beer Trends of 2015

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

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

Do “hand-picked” grapes mean better wine?

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

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

Silent, motionless wine fridge created to protect fine wines

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

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

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer

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

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

US WINERIES PRESS FOR CALORIE ‘ESTIMATES’

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

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

Tickle Moonshine

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

Woman Caught Driving Drunk on Vanilla Extract

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

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

Labatt Blue the beer for USA Hockey

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

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

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

Results of SF Wine Competition

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

Wine closures market share

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Corsica: Napoleon’s Vinous Dreamscape

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

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

Charlie Hebdo wine labels: goûtez la différence!

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

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

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

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

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

A Complete Guide to the 2015 Boston Wine Expo

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

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

Giant info-graph makes wine shopping an educational experience

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

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

JIM BEAM USES PRE-PROHIBITION RECIPE FOR NEW RYE

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

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

Sierra Nevada launches into 2015 with three all new beers

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

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

LONG WORK HOURS LINKED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

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

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

Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

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

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

Cheers! Study Reveals Drinking Champagne Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s

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

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

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

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

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

Prosecco Continues to Create Confusion

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

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

What does the drop in oil prices mean for wine?

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

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

THE UNITED STATES OF ALCOHOL

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Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer

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

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

OVER 50% OF YOUNG DRIVER FATALITIES INVOLVE ALCOHOL

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

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

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine

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

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

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

Most likely you’ve not heard of glera.

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

A-B Launches Beer Home Delivery App

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

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

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

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

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

TOP 10: Snapshots of the American Wine Consumer

Source: 2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey

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

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

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

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

New Hampshire measure would allow minors on beer labels

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

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

There’s now a ‘wine’ for pregnant women

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

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

Jim Beam Extends With New Bonded Bourbon

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-03-15

January 3, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-03-15

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

 

Happy New Year!

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2014 Was A Great Year For Us.

Our Highlights:

We Are #1

Thanks To You We Were Once Again Voted The #1 Liquor Store In Franklin AND The 15 Town Regions.

Thank You Readers Choice.

 

We Expanded On Our Education Becoming:

CWAS-SF Wine School-California Wine Appellation Specialist

CSS-Society Of Wine Educators-Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Education Is Important To Us To Provide You With The Best Service And Products.

 

Started A Wine Club In April

The Franklin Wine Club Now Has Over 130 Members.

We Held 14 Events And Ended The Year With A Holiday Party At Davio’s

Are You A Wine Explorer??

 

Adult Education Expansion

Along With Franklin We Now Teach For Medway And Tri-County

 

New Technology Partners

We Now Use Quini For Our Wine Reviews And Have Become

Quini Certified Educators

You Can Find Our Wines Using Vinobly And Let It Help You With Pairings

 

It Was Also A Sad Year..Our Uncle Rich Passed.

Rich Was A Great Guy And Helped Our Customers For Over 30 Years.

 

We Want To Thank You For All Your Support. Franklin Liquors Has Been Family Owned Since 1978.

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Total Wine In MA Update

Wine Shipping In MA

Champagne

AND MORE!

 

How old is your nonvintage champagne? Look to the back label

Most sparkling wines, like discreet ladies of our mothers’ generation, don’t tell us how old they are. Those are “non-vintage” wines, with no year of harvest listed on the label because they are a blend of wines from several vintages.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-old-is-your-nonvintage-champagne-look-to-the-back-label/2014/12/26/bfed0b7c-89f6-11e4-8ff4-fb93129c9c8b_story.html

Uncorked: An inside look at nebbiolo with Paolo Damilano

Barolo producer, Paolo Damilano. Damilano, who owns the company with his brother and cousin, provided insight behind nebbiolo and this magnificent region.

http://www.nooga.com/168680/uncorked-an-inside-look-at-nebbiolo-with-paolo-damilano/

How To Open a Beer with a BANANA

Video: It shows you how you can open a beer with only a banana and how simple it is to open beer this way.

http://www.break.com/video/ugc/how-to-open-a-beer-with-a-banana-2801076

MA Wine connoisseurs, vineyards eagerly await new direct shipping rules

Beginning Jan. 1, out-of-state wineries can more easily ship wine directly to Massachusetts consumers after the Legislature broke through years of political wrangling to relax those rules.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/12/26/wine-connoisseurs-vineyards-eagerly-await-new-direct-shipping-rules/fniyUCXBn6FGvxZxzuJ7XJ/story.html

How To Tell If A Wine Is Corked | Corked Wine Smell Guide

Corked wine is something we’ve all heard of, but you may not know if you’ve ever actually encountered it

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http://vinepair.com/wine-101/tell-wine-corked/

Editorial: Lift the cap on liquor licenses

Interesting read on Total Wine trying to get into town of Natick Ma

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141229/OPINION/141227852/11608/OPINION

Prosecco: No longer the ‘poor man’s Champagne’?

Even at some of the fanciest parties this New Year’s Eve, the bottles of bubbly that will be popped open won’t be classic French Champagne but its sparkling Italian cousin, Prosecco, instead.

http://gantdaily.com/2014/12/29/prosecco-no-longer-the-poor-mans-champagne/

Top 5 wines under $10 a bottle for 2014

Mass Live top wines

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/12/wine_press_top_5_wines_under_1.html

Korbel winemaker lies on TV about Champagne and sparkling wine

The U.S. government has fought Europe for years for Korbel to have the right to keep calling its sparkling wine “Champagne,” so it’s not surprising that Paul Ahvenainen says his company’s product is something it’s not.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/12/korbel-winemaker-lies-on-tv-about.html

What’s in a name? The real Champagne has a major labeling problem

Do you not realize that in order for a wine to be labeled “Champagne” It has to be a sparkling white wine from France?

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http://www.littlefallstimes.com/article/ZZ/20141224/SHAREABLE/141229939/13617/NEWS

Atlas Distributing In MA uses green power

Atlas Distributing Inc. announced that the company is using green power as part of its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20141228/NEWS/312289933/0

Pair New Years Champagne with a Fine Cigar

Pairing brown liquor with cigars is the more obvious choice, but champagne (or other sparkling wines) can go surprisingly well with a smoke.

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http://www.stogieguys.com/2014/12/12302014-cigar-tip-pair-your-new-years-champagne-with-a-fine-cigar.html

New year brings new wage, tax, public safety laws to Rhode Island

Starting Thursday, Rhode Island judges — as well as magistrates — will have the power to prohibit drivers convicted of driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, or refusing a chemical test, from driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock system.

An ignition interlock system is a device wired to a vehicle’s ignition that requires a driver to breathe into the device — just as one would with a Breathalyzer — prior to starting the vehicle. According to backers of this approach, the system prevents a motorist from being able to start his or her car if it detects alcohol on the breath of the driver.

According to a General Assembly data sheet: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found states that passed interlock laws saw an average two-thirds reduction in repeat DUI offenses. Rhode Island has joined at least 20 other states across the country that have put similar measures in place.

The Difference Between Champagne And Sparkling Wine, Explained

The most popular of sparkling wine options out there that aren’t Champagne include Cava, Prosecco and Cremant. The easiest way to tell between these wines is price — Champagne is almost always more expensive — but that’s not the only difference.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/30/sparkling-wine-explained-for-newbies_n_6390102.html

The science and magic of mulled wine

The holidays are almost over, but the cold weather provides an excellent excuse to keep the sensory memory of Christmas alive just a little longer with a warming glass of mulled wine

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http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/30/science-magic-mulled-wine-recipe

Red, white or sparkling? Experts pick healthiest wines

Experts say that while red wines trump whites when weighing overall health benefits, drier white wines like Rieslings or Sauvignon Blancs have perks of their own.

http://www.today.com/holidayguide/red-white-or-sparkling-experts-pick-healthiest-wines-1D80395114

Do You Drink Enough Champagne to Justify a $500 Preservation System?

The Genesis, created by Napa Technology, is the first at-home, single-bottle wine preservation and dispensing system, designed for both still and sparkling wine

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http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2014/12/do_you_drink_enough_champagne_to_justify_a_500_preservation_system.php

http://www.genesispreserve.com

They Make Wine in China? Why Yes, They Do

The country past Australia to become the world’s 7th-largest producer.

http://www.economywatch.com/features/They-Make-Wine-in-China-Why-Yes-They-Do.12-29-14.html

The 6 most impressive wine cellars in the world

The modern concept of wine storage is changing dramatically, with collectors and commercial sellers keen to show off their precious wares in ever more daring and inventive ways.

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http://www.rustourismnews.com/?p=37966

Make Craft Beer at Home with Brewie

Currently raising money on Indiegogo, Brewie ($1,599) is an automated home-brewing machine that can brew you up a beer in 5-14 days.

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http://tech.co/make-craft-beer-home-brewie-2014-12

Beer, pretzel a perfect match

The brewers at Boston Beer Co. have teamed with chef David Burke to create a unique Samuel Adams beer-infused pretzel recipe.

http://www.kpcnews.com/features/life/kpcnews/article_cc6ddece-6c13-5e4a-9722-8db5e8635200.html

MA Legislators working to fix law that could cripple small wine and hard cider producers

Under a mysterious provision in the state budget, the producers will no longer be able to sell directly to restaurants and stores as of Jan. 1.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/legislators-working-to-fix-law-that-could-cripple-small-wine/article_46a730f3-46ca-598b-bd97-898ce3ab5e32.html

Quini Newsletter

Latest newsletter from our friends at Quini

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A DIY Chandelier For Wine-Lovers

Try your hand at crafting your own DIY wine-bottle chandelier

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https://homes.yahoo.com/news/drink-diy-chandelier-wine-lovers-111535954.html

Vivino App’s Top Wines Of 2014

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Top 100 Red Wines

http://www.vivino.com/news/top100-red

Top 100 White Wines

http://www.vivino.com/news/top100-white

Getting into Grower Champagne

Grower Champagne is sparkling wine crafted by grape growers and their families.

11-Types-of-Champagne-Producers-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/review/grower-champagne-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=0bbca218e2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-0bbca218e2-62472929&mc_cid=0bbca218e2&mc_eid=d73340fcba

2014 Wine Law Updates in Review

2014 was a busy year for wine law changes. Here are just a few of them.

http://sanfranciscowineschool.com/2014-wine-law-updates-review

How Sweet is My Wine? What do Sugar Codes Mean for Wine?

There are several different sweetness charts and coding systems on the market, but they’re not that far apart from each other in describing the residual sugar level in wine.

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http://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/wine-sweetness-wine-sugar-code/?utm_content=buffer9eb5c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

It’s decision time for Total Wine

Selectmen are slated to decide Monday whether to allow a national chain of liquor stores to open its first Massachusetts location in Natick. – http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20150102/News/150109624#sthash.vUH0kRWQ.dpuf

Is a Great Wine Palate God Given, Learned or Bought?

Lettie Teague talks to wine collectors, olfactory researchers and reviewers to get to the bottom of the oenophile’s quest: Can a great palate be acquired?

“Your best friend is your fine-wine store—ideally one that holds frequent tastings,”

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/is-a-great-wine-palate-god-given-learned-or-bought-1420207175?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LatestHeadlines

Wine Drinking in America Today

What beverage has grown continuously in consumption for the past 20 years in America? Wine.

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http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2015/01/01/wine-drinking-in-america-today

White wine may not really exist

It turns out that white grapes also contain the pigments that give red wine its colour – anthocyanins.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530024.100-white-wine-may-not-really-exist.html#.VKaz6ksVzOw

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

Can a wine drinker judge the quality of a bottle by its price? The nature of this relationship has always been contested.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/01/02/what-drives-our-wine-choice-taste-or-price-tag

How to turn your corks into candles

Wine and candles go together like chocolate and Valentine’s Day. Once you pop open the bottle, save the cork. You can turn it into a cheap candle later.

http://www.asubtlerevelry.com/how-to-turn-your-corks-into-candles

What to do with your leftover Champagne

If the New Year’s Eve celebration got a little out of hand, and you have some opened bottles that lasted longer than your guests, fear not: There are still plenty of delicious ways to keep the party going.

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/01/luxury/leftover-champagne-solutions/index.html

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-27-14

December 27, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-27-14

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.

All Our True Champagne Comes With Free Food And Wine Pairing Magnets And Educational Materials.

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Have A Happy And Healthy 2015

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Trader Joes Wine

New Years Tips

AND MORE!

Beers Americans no longer drink

American beer sales have been trending downwards in recent years

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/12/21/beers-americans-no-longer-drink/20423613/

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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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2880482/Shake-bottle-bubbly-STOP-overflowing-Vigorous-shaking-actually-decreases-pressure-inside-bottles-champagne-study-finds.html#ixzz3MQj3z6Hb

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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http://winefolly.com/review/chianti-wine-tuscany/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=cefd767d9f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-cefd767d9f-62472929&mc_cid=cefd767d9f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

Liquor Industry News/Links 12-13-14

December 13, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-13-14

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

Winter 2015 Medway Adult Education Schedule Is Out!

We Will Have Two Education/Tasting Classes:

Whoopie Pies And Wine

AND

Wine Tasting Using Technology

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http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

Next Week Look For Our Holiday Gift Guide!!

 

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Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Holiday Gadgets

AND MORE!

 

Clever wine gadgets to pop your cork

Wine expert Charlotte Sager-Wilde tests out some tools for wine-lovers to see if they’re a great idea or a gimmick

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/07/wine-gadgets-tried-and-tested-by-expert-charlotte-sager-wilde

Wine cork makers seek to put a stop to declining sales

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

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cork-campaign-20141207-story.html#page=1

Wine Bottle-Turned-Lamp Is Held Up by Spurting Drink

It doesn’t even matter what kind of spirit you choose. As long as it’s a bottle, you can turn it into a lamp with just a 3D printing session and a bit of creativity.

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Wine-Bottle-Turned-Lamp-Is-Held-Up-by-Spurting-Drink-466802.shtml

TOP 10 NEW PRODUCTS

New Liquor products this holiday season

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-new-products-12/

OVER 65’S STINGIEST WITH PARTY WINES

Consumers aged 65 and over are most likely to bring cheap wine to parties according to a new study by Wine Intelligence.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/over-65s-stingiest-with-party-wines/

TOP 10 GADGET GIFTS FOR BEER LOVERS

Still struggling to find a gift for the beer-lover in your life? Our round up of nifty beer gadgets could offer some much-needed inspiration.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-gadget-gifts-for-beer-lovers/

Would You Go to the Wine Equivalent of a Tupperware Party?

This is a serious question. When a major wine producer embraces the Tupperware selling model, an at-home wine-buying party just might be in your future.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-08/would-you-go-to-the-wine-equivalent-of-a-tupperware-party-.html

Minerality: Truth or fiction?

The term “minerality” is often used as a wine but has no real definition or generally accepted scientific basis for its existence.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allen-balik/minerality-truth-or-fiction/article_fcf5f9d4-a690-549c-8099-666a272c5db6.html

Wine competitions need reforms to avoid leaving bitter aftertaste

Competitions typically charge wineries at least $50 per entry.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article4242725.html

21 Things People Who Love Wine Are Tired of Hearing, Especially From You Craft Beer Snobs

As everyone who loves wine knows, being a wino can leave you open to the commentary of others

http://www.bustle.com/articles/52485-21-things-people-who-love-wine-are-tired-of-hearing-especially-from-you-craft-beer-snobs

Ship Wine as a Gift Without Breaking the Law

If you have a friend or family member who loves wine, but lives in another state, you may be inclined to ship some over to him or her as a gift.

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http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/shopping/2014/ship-wine-as-gift-without-breaking-law/

Will FDA’s Calorie-Count for Alcoholic Drinks Affect Your Drinking?

A new FDA rule forces restaurants to post calorie counts for alcoholic beverages, but some drinkers can still find ways to hide from their caloric consequences.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/outside-influences/know-your-bartender-know-your-booze-20141202

Investigate whether the grapes grown at higher altitudes have more antioxidants and phenolic compounds

The hypothesis is that higher above sea level crops receive more solar radiation

http://www.betawired.com/investigate-whether-the-grapes-grown-at-higher-altitudes-have-more-antioxidants-and-phenolic-compounds/1421057/

The science of alcohol: How booze affects your body

Drinking alcohol can make humans feel pretty good, at least in the short term.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30350860

Fight fire with vino: A fire extinguisher in the guise of a wine bottle

The Wine Bottle Fire Extinguisher is skinned with a wine bottle, olive oil, or basaltic vinegar label, so it looks right at home on a kitchen countertop.

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http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/fight-fire-vino-fire-extinguisher-guise-wine-bottle/

 

The everything-under-$60 beer lover’s gift guide

The shopping guide for every beer lover on your list.

http://draftmag.com/2014-gift-guide-beer/

TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

It’s that time of year when bottles of sloe gin fly off the shelves, but this Christmas there are plenty of festive alternatives to choose from.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-christmas-spirits-2014/?article-source=newsletter&source=318&date=2014-12-08

  Mass. farmer-wineries decry change to law

Under the new rules, farmer-wineries can get a license to ship directly to consumers. But if they want to continue selling to stores and restaurants, they would now have to go through one of the state’s alcohol distributors, who might be uninterested in taking on the low-volume businesses.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/12/06/massachusetts-farmer-wineries-decry-change-law-legislators-scrambling-fix-mistake-before-jan/AT8gp49QLcMVpOILkn4ZBK/story.html

8 Winter Beers & A Cider To Try Now Before They Are Gone

Amidst the glut of holiday seasonals The New School has painstakingly identified the best 8 Winter Beers & a Cider to try now before they are gone.

http://newschoolbeer.com/2014/12/eight-beers-ciders-winter-must-try-now.html

Skipjacks Handed Seven-Day Liquor License Suspension, Punishment for Waxy O’Connors to Come Next Week

Skipjack’s at Patriot Place will be barred from serving alcohol for seven days.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/skipjacks-handed-seven-day-liquor-license-suspension-punishment-waxy-oconnors-come-next-week

The Incredible Story Of Starting The World’s Largest Wine Brand, Barefoot Wines

They successfully sold the brand to E&J Gallo in 2005 and Barefoot is now the largest wine brand in the world.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertreiss/2014/12/09/the-incredible-story-of-starting-the-worlds-largest-wine-brand-barefoot-wines/

ZIPZ WINE GETS FUNDING ON SHARK TANK

Single serve wine brand Zipz has secured a record $2.5m in funding on the US equivalent of Dragon’s Den, called Shark Tank on ABC.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/zipz-wine-gets-2-5m-funding-on-shark-tank

Wine Glasses: Three Fun Ways To Personalize Them

Personalized wine glasses will come in handy when you are enjoying wine with several people or hosting a party or dinner.

http://www.webpronews.com/wine-glasses-three-fun-ways-to-personalize-them-2014-12

14 Hands a Washington wine phenomenon

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates created the brand in 2005 as a restaurant-only label.

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http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141210/BLOG5203/141219984

Top 100 Wines: The Best of the West Coast in 2014

S.F. Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2014

http://nblo.gs/11VAEH

Seven hot toddies for a cold day

A classic, simple mix of whisky (or brandy or whatever), honey, lemon and hot tea (or hot water), it’s a cure for what ails ya

http://www.examiner.com/article/seven-hot-toddies-for-a-cold-day

MAKER’S MARK HIT WITH ‘HANDMADE’ LAWSUIT

Maker’s Mark has become the latest spirit brand to find itself in the midst of a lawsuit alleging false advertising promoting the Kentucky Bourbon as handmade.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/makers-mark-hit-with-handmade-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=320&date=2014-12-10

MAP: Where Did Your State Get Its Booze During Prohibition

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31 of the Best and Worst Christmas Ales

Here they all are, counting down to the Prima Melior, the best of the best.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/12/31-of-the-best-and-worst-christmas-ales.html?a=1

More Liquor Licenses Approved For Mansfield MA

The legislation that included nine more licenses for Mansfield was recently signed by Gov. Deval Patrick.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/mansfield-ma/more-liquor-licenses-approved-mansfield

State’s largest liquor store to open in Salem NH

Renovations to begin in January

http://www.nhbr.com/December-26-2014/States-largest-liquor-store-to-open-in-Salem/

23 Craft Distilleries Every Liquor Lover Should Know

American craft distilleries are getting attention both here as well as across the pond.

http://www.businessinsider.in/23-Craft-Distilleries-Every-Liquor-Lover-Should-Know/articleshow/45460332.cms

Bota Box Spearheads Innovation In The 1.5-Liter Wine Category With Launch Of Bota Brick

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bota Box, the nation’s leading eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3-liter varietals, announces the launch of Bota Brick, a groundbreaking new entry in the 1.5-liter wine category. Featuring the same environmentally responsible packaging as the original 3-liter Bota Box, Bota Brick offers wine consumers a new alternative in the 1.5-liter section that stays fresh after opening more than four times longer than any 1.5-liter glass bottle.

Chilled Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and yes, it’s time to shop for all those gifts.

http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/chilled-holiday-gift-guide/

  

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