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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-04-15

April 4, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-04-15

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

 

This Week We Saw An Interesting Article:

A Winemaker’s Request: Please Don’t Sell Solely on Scores

http://www.novacadamatre.com/a-winemakers-request-please-dont-sell-solely-on-scores/

You May Have Noticed We Do A Lot With A Wine Rating App Called Quini. You Will See Our Scores And So Much More For Wines.

The Score Is Only Part Of A Wines Details. The Above Story Hits It Right On!

When We Review A Wine It Involves Research And Tasting. Quini Gives An Individual “Score” But More Important Tells You The Wines “Story”. That Being What We Saw, Smelled And Tasted. Many Times Our “Score” May Not Be Yours Or What A Major Wine Critic Thinks.

More Important To Us Is An Honest Opinion Of The Wines We Sell. So If You Want A Small Production, Family Owned Wine That Is Full Bodied With Flavors Of Blackberry We Can Show You That. We May Also Say It Was Rated 90 Points By Us.

Feedback From Our Customers Is Very Important!

We All Taste Things Different My Blueberry May Be Your Blackberry. Keep Telling Us What You Like And Feel Free To Use Technology To Tell Others!

Our Goal Is Your 100 Point Score Of Our Wine Selection.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Gluten In Vodka

All About Tonic Water

 

AND MORE!

 

Matthew McConaughey to lead wine fraud drama The Billionaire’s Vinegar

The Oscar-winner will star in story of how wine collectors were led to believe they were buying bottles that had belonged to Thomas Jefferson

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/27/matthew-mcconaughey-the-billionaires-vinegar

11 Questions for a Natural-Wine Evangelist

What is natural wine and more!

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/3/26/11-questions-for-a-natural-wine-evangelist.mobi

LEADING LADIES: THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF CENTRE-LOIRE

40% of winemakers being women, a ratio is considerably unheard of in the wine industry

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-leading-ladies-of-centreloire

Vegan Winos Can Now Enjoy Certified Murder-Free Chianti

Fattoria Casabianca, an Italian winery located near Siena in the Chianti region. It claims to have made the first certified vegan Chianti in existence.

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/vegan-winos-can-now-enjoy-certified-murder-free-chianti

Alcohol Ads Increased 400% Over 40 Years, but Americans Aren’t Drinking More

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin, led by advertising professor Gary Wilcox, suggests ads have little impact on how much wine, beer or liquor people consume.

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http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/alcohol-ads-increased-400-over-40-years-americans-arent-drinking-more-163668

The Story Behind the World’s Largest Wine Cask

Heidelberg Castle’s almost comically huge wine cask, known as the Heidelberg Tun, is a massive, one-of-a-kind booze barrel that has been inspiring dreams of world-shattering drunkenness for hundreds of years despite being empty for most of its life.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/03/26/the_heidelberg_tun_the_world_s_largest_wine_barrel.html

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “GLUTEN-FREE” VODKA

Distillation strips a spirit of gluten proteins. Plain and simple. Even if the spirit was wheat based, it doesn’t matter because what you’re avoiding is the protein.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/theres-no-such-thing-as-gluten-free-vodka/

Beer explainer: Marzen

The fast facts on spring’s ultimate underdog lager.

http://draftmag.com/beer-explainer-marzen/

MAN BUILDS CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE HOUSE

A Russian man has built a house made almost entirely of Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/man-builds-house-with-12000-champagne-bottles/

OREGON ROSÉ IN A CAN LAUNCHED

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a rosé in a can.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/oregon-rose-in-a-can-launched/

WOODFORD RESERVE UNVEILS KENTUCKY DERBY BOTTLE

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What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas

Wine takes what the oak apportions it

http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/30/4454048/what-oak-brings-to-your-wine-tannin.html

What is Madeira?

Learn about Madeira wine, from how it tastes, the different styles to advice on Madeira in cooking and cocktails.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-madeira-wine/

Jura Wines: They’re Not All a Wild Ride

Sandwiched between Switzerland and Burgundy on France’s far eastern edge, Jura is not only the smallest wine region in France but also quite remote.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/jura-wines-theyre-not-all-a-wild-ride-1427474076

CHEAT SHEET: RED WINE BODY GUIDE

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Everything you ever wanted to know about gin

Do you know your London Dry from your Old Tom, and your botanicals from your moutwijn?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11499362/Thinking-Drinkers-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-gin.html

JIM BEAM RELEASES APPLE-FLAVOURED BOURBON

It will be released in the US in July.

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How much is enough? Standard pours for wine, red and beyond

Here’s your go-to guide for standard pours.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/03/27/how-much-is-enough-standard-pours-for-wine-red-and-beyond/

The 101 Best Beers in America

Men’s Journal is on the case.

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-101-best-beers-in-america-20150325

Dogs trained to sniff out phylloxera vine disease

A university researcher is training sniffer dogs to detect pest and disease in vineyards.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-31/training-sniffer-dogs-for-vineyards/6361286

Atlantic Importing to Expand in Rhode Island

Massachusetts-based beer, wine and spirits distributor of brands like Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing and Boston-area stalwart Jack’s Abby today announced plans to open an outpost in Rhode Island.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/atlantic-importing-to-expand-in-rhode-island

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR TONIC WATER

The quinine of yore wasn’t the tonic water of today, especially the many products that use High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener

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http://chilledmagazine.com/do-you-know-whats-in-your-tonic-water/

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

Anyone that has failed to notice the stratospheric success of Prosecco over the past few years is likely to have been living in a cave.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/8-things-you-should-know-about-prosecco/

New Seasonal from Angry Orchard

Summer Honey cider is a light and refreshing cider with subtle notes of wildflower honey, perfect for those warmer months.

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New Flavors Of Twisted Tea

Real iced tea combined with the refreshing taste of strawberry and lime.

And

Watermelon Lemonade combines the delicious taste of real watermelon with our very own Twisted Lemonade, light and refreshing with a dry finish just like homemade lemonade.

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New Spencer Trappist Ale Larger Size

Will soon be available in 750mL

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Wine’s 2014 Report Card

The Wine Market Council and Nielsen present the tenth annual report on U.S. wine, beer and spirits trends.

http://www.winemag.com/Web-2015/Wines-2014-Report-Card/

Our Friends At Quini’s Latest Newsletter

BIG News!

Quini is set to power the first LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards in May.

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/8B0784CC3CE7A7B9/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Buena Vista Winery Opens California’s First Historic Wine Tool Museum

A first-of-its-kind museum in California dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=148668

Yuengling ousts Boston Beer as top U.S. craft brewery

The top 20 U.S. craft breweries

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03/31/yuengling-boston-beer-top-craft-brewery/70736540/

EVAN WILLIAMS NEW PEACH BOURBON

Fresh peach is blended with Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and bottled at 35% abv, with the resulting flavour described as “sweet peach with hints of honey and caramel”.

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Best wines of 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition

A pink wine made with Washington Pinot Noir earned the nod for best wine of the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/02/4216705_best-wines-of-2015-great-northwest.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US

Several ballparks are featuring better and better beer — you just have to know where to find it.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/04/02/best-baseball-stadiums-for-craft-beer-in-us/

How Your Favorite Alcohols Affect You Differently

At one point or another, you’ve probably tricked yourself into thinking different kinds of alcohol make you feel different kinds of drunk.

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/different-alcohols-affect-body/967446/

Beringer Unveils New “Taste Station” For Retailers, Beginning With Kroger Test Run

Treasury Wine Estates’ Beringer brand is innovating in the consumer sampling area with the test launch of a new Taste Station concept. Debuting now at Kroger stores in 20 states, the Taste Station is mounted on the wine shelf, and dispenses single servings via a non-alcoholic “flavor strip.” Beringer has created flavor strips—which are individually wrapped and mounted on a small piece of plastic—for three of its most popular wines: Chardonnay, White Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. TWE, which has partnered with News America Marketing (part of News Corp.) to install and manage the Taste Stations, says it expects the concept to be adopted by multiple retailers in the coming months. According to Impact Databank, Beringer rose 2.2% to 6.5 million cases in the U.S. in 2014.

Napa vs Sonoma: Which Wine Country is More Your Style?

Since Napa and Sonoma are America’s main wine attractions, tourists have two different ways to experience the happiest beverage on earth.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/napa-vs-sonoma-wine-country-style/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=bdc19f008a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-bdc19f008a-62472929&mc_cid=bdc19f008a&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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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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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-13-14

December 13, 2014

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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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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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July 5, 2014

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Happy July 4th Weekend

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

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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Pumpkin Beer In July

Liquor License Power Stays With Towns

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BBQ Wine Pairings

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

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

AMERICAN CRAFT BEER’S GUIDE TO FOURTH OF JULY BREWS

Beer selections for the 4th

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

Flaming cocktails are a fiery sip this Fourth of July

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

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

Wine ideas for 4th celebrations

More July 4th Food And Wine Pairings:

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

TOP 10 WINES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Suggestions for wines to celebrate the 4th

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

2014 California State Fair wine winners

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

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

Dentists Offer Free Wine to Take the Edge Off Visits

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

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

Paso Wine iPhone App Now Available on Apple App Store

All about Paso wine on an App

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

Freeze! 6 frozen beer desserts

YUM Beer And Dessert? They Had Me At Beer!

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

SYNEK – Any beer tapped fresh on your counter

Interesting new beer dispenser system

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

3 Tips on Getting into French Wine

Wine Folly guide to French wine

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

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

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

Is wine safer than liquor during pregnancy?

More research on alcohol and pregnancy

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

Pumpkin beer? In July?

The first Pumpkin beer of the season released already

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Mass. Senate: Towns Should Control Local Liquor Licenses

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

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

Summer Infusions

Nice refreshing summer drink ideas

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

 

SECONDHAND BOOZE SHOP OPENS IN TOKYO

2nd July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

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

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

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

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

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

Faces — The Official FIFA World Cup Wine

Did you know there is an official World Cup Wine?

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

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

6 Refreshing Spins on Summer Sangria

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART

A great backyard BBQ would not be complete without great wine to wash down all the food

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/bbq-wine-pairing-chart-infographic/?utm_source=The+Weekly+Drop&utm_campaign=36468f0981-February_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36468f0981-38937345

Memorial Day Cocktails

Memorial Day is more than just a nice day off of work and an excuse to have a BBQ.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/memorial-day-cocktails/

WINE HEADACHE CURES

we want to clear up one common misconception that surrounds wine headaches: sulfites do not cause headaches.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-headache-cures/?utm_source=The+Weekly+Drop&utm_campaign=36468f0981-February_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-36468f0981-38937345

Study: Oaky taste lingers longer than fruity, apple flavor in Chardonnay

The oaky taste of Chardonnay fermented in wooden barrels really does linger on taste buds longer than the fruity, apple flavor

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/05/18/3200795/study-oaky-taste-lingers-longer.html

New Black Box

Constellation is extending its Black Box wine brand with a new California Pinot Noir offering. Retailing at $24.99 a 3-liter box, the new entry joins 10 other varietals offered by Black Box in 3-liter format (the brand also includes five varietal wines in 500-ml. Tetra Paks).

Constellation says the addition of Pinot Noir to Black Box should help the brand cross 4 million nine-liter cases this year. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Black Box rose 27% to 3.4 million cases last year, and has nearly doubled since 2010. Top competing brand Bota Box, part of DFV Wines’ portfolio, also recently added a Pinot Noir to its stable.

The Balvenie Introduces Its 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask Whisky

Limited and Collectable Release Embodies the Delights of Whisky Drawn from an Individual Cask of a Single Distillation

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http://www.bevnet.com/news/spirits/2014/the-balvenie-introduces-its-15-year-old-single-barrel-sherry-cask-whisky/

TOP 10 CRAFT VODKA BRANDS

While the big players continue to dominate the global vodka scene, there is a host of craft distilleries driving innovation in the category.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-craft-vodka-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=184&date=2014-05-20

 

RAPPER PITBULL FILES LAWSUIT OVER COCKTAIL NAME

Rap star Pitbull is suing the New Amsterdam Spirits Company over the name of its vodka cocktail, The Pit Bull.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/rapper-pitbull-files-lawsuit-over-cocktail-name/?article-source=newsletter&source=184&date=2014-05-20

Wine tasting + perfume = disaster

perfume takes a lot away from a really pleasant experience.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2014/05/20/wine-tasting-perfume-disaster/

Cocktail-Making Robot Promises to Pour ‘Perfect Drinks’

The open-source Barobot is an automated cocktail mixer that can hold up to 12 bottles of liquor at one time

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http://eater.com/archives/2014/05/20/cocktailmaking-robot-promises-to-pour-perfect-drinks.php

The Rise in Cinnamon Imitators Hasn’t Slowed Fireball Whiskey

Fireball will be one of the top five spirits brands

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-20/the-rise-in-cinnamon-imitators-hasnt-slowed-down-fireball-whiskey

Selectmen approve Hopkinton MA Farmers Market wine samples

Selectmen approved seasonal liquor licenses for Zoll Cellars Winery of Shrewbury and Vandervalk Farm in Mendon to give out 1-ounce samples of wine

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140520/NEWS/140529427

NEW RTD STOLI GINGER BEER LAUNCHES IN US

21st May, 2014 by Melita Kiely

Stolichnaya Vodka has launched a new RTD in the US called Stoli Ginger Beer in celebration of the classic Moscow Mule Cocktail.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/new-rtd-stoli-ginger-beer-launches-in-us/

The Dilemma with Organic vs Non-Organic Wine

Let’s find out why organic wines face a dilemma in the US and what you can do to drink more green.

http://winefolly.com/update/organic-wine-vs-non-organic-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=57191ca0ed-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-57191ca0ed-62472929&mc_cid=57191ca0ed&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

STUDENTS INVENT FIRST HANGOVER FREE ALCOHOL

21st May, 2014 by Lauren May

Three US college students have claimed to have invented the world’s first alcoholic malt beverage capable of preventing a hangover.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/05/students-invent-first-hangover-free-alcohol/?article-source=newsletter&source=881&date=2014-05-21

Red Wine: It May Stain Your Teeth But It Fights Cavities

What a glass or two of red wine can do to your pearly whites!

http://inventorspot.com/articles/red-wine-it-may-stain-your-teeth-it-fights-cavities

Pernod Ricard launches ‘Wise Drinking’ mobile app campaign

Cool new app! Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched a free digital application designed to promote responsible

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/22/pernod-ricard-launches-wise-drinking-mobile-app-campaign

TTB Reconsiders Use of “Estate Bottled” Following a Winery Sale

Interesting read on “estate bottled” rules

http://strikeandtechel.com/2014/05/21/ttb-reconsiders-use-of-estate-bottled-following-a-winery-sale/

Oenophiles Confirm Fruity Flavors Finish First

Wine researchers find that fruity flavors tend to finish quickest on the palate, whereas oaky flavors linger longer–as aficionados have long claimed.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/wine-fruity-flavors-finish-first/

Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Is The McMansion Of Stemware

New wine gadget! The Fountain Aerating Wine Glass is like a modern day Greek fountain

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/self-aerating-wineglass_n_5364394.html

Yuengling will enter Rhode Island in June

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is pleased to announce that it is expanding the distribution of its highly sought-after brands to the state of Rhode Island.

http://beerpulse.com/2014/05/yuengling-will-enter-rhode-island-in-june-with-cc-distributors-inc-3111/

Beer 101

here’s an overview of some of the most popular styles of beer, plus serving tips to bring out the best in each one.

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http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/beer-101/

TOP 10 SCOTCH CONSUMING NATIONS

Scotch whisky continues to be one of the most popular and valuable categories in the spirits industry, but which nations favor it the most? We are #1

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/05/top-10-scotch-consuming-nations/?article-source=newsletter&source=185&date=2014-05-22

Johnny Appleseed Cider

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Anheuser-Busch in April unveiled Johnny Appleseed, its first wholly new brand from in eight years. Johnny Appleseed is a refreshingly sweet and intense hard apple cider with a crisp apple bite, the company says. Made in Baldwinsville, NY, with apple juice sourced from apples in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as cider yeast and other natural ingredients, the cider has an ABV of 5.5%. Johnny Appleseed is available nationwide in 12-oz. glass bottles with a twist-off cap in six-packs and 12-packs, and sold individually in 16-oz. and 25-oz. cans. Draught distribution will be available starting this summer.

New Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan rum has introduced a new limited edition. Rolling out this month, Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum pays tribute to privateer and brand namesake Captain Henry Morgan, who raided and captured Panama City’s Fort San Lorenzo in 1671. The 35%-abv offering features a blend of spices and is finished in Spanish oak. Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum will be available nationwide, priced at $19.99 a 750-ml. Captain Morgan, which also added a new white rum ($15.99) earlier this year, grew U.S. volume 0.9% to 6.4 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank.

Why don’t alcoholic drinks have nutrition labels?

Shouldn’t beer, wine, and liquor be subject to at least the same labeling requirements as pomegranate juice?

http://www.freep.com/article/20140522/FEATURES08/305220211/1025/features/

Don’t Order Wine By The Glass

it’s time to make a big decision: a glass of wine or a bottle?

http://chicagoist.com/2014/05/22/dont_order_wine_by_the_glass.php

Best Alcoholic Drinks For Your Diet

A list of the lowest calorie offering for some classic favorites

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/best-alcoholic-drinks-diet/story?id=23742344

Roche Bros. earns beer and wine license in Wellesley MA, set to give up Bridgewater license

Wellesley continues to approve licenses for stores hoping to sell beer and wine, adding Roche Bros. and The Cheese Shop in the weeks after awarding its first-ever license to Fells Market.

http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20140522/NEWS/140528376

The big cork debate

THE status of cork as the closure of choice for wine bottles has been under threat for some time.

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http://www.bdlive.co.za/life/travel/2014/05/23/wine-the-big-cork-debate

Infused Vodkas

The craze for flavored spirits seems nowhere near exhausted.

http://www.edgeboston.com/style/food_drink/Features/159199/in_the_spirit:_infused_vodkas

New to America, Pine Liqueur

Liqueur which is made with pinecones

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http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/December-2013/New-to-America-Pine-Liqueur-Makes-a-Great-Holiday-Mixer/

New Evan Williams

Heaven Hill Distilleries is extending Evan Williams Bourbon with the summer release of Evan Williams Kentucky Slush to select test markets. The 12.5%-abv pre-mixed cocktail is made with the brand’s Bourbon along with Lemonade, Orange Juice and Sweet Tea flavors and will retail for about $14.99 a 1.75-liter bottle. Running under the marketing tagline of “For Seriously Refreshing Bourbon … Just Chill,” Kentucky Slush will be available June through August in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Evan Williams Bourbon earned 2013 Impact “Hot Brand” honors with 15% growth to 1.65 million cases for the year.

What is the best way for a beginner to learn the basics about wine?

People sometimes forget that even the biggest wine expert once was a beginner! – http://blog.kj.com/what-is-the-best-way-for-a-beginner-to-learn-the-basics-about-wine/#sthash.r4gpz9br.dpuf

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Wine Specials

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Blends

Cameron Hughes Lot373 French Meritage $9.99

Caymus White $19.99

Caymus Red $19.99

Cameron Hughes Lot391 Calf Blend  $12.99

Chilensis Lazuli $17.99

Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99

Col Solare 2004 $59.99

Dievole Fourplay $12.99

Dominus Napa 1999 $109.99

A-Z Night&Day $17.99

Benziger Reserve Biodynamic Red $39.99

Jarhead Red $7.99

Mosby Lucca $10.99

Midnight Mare 2006 $43.99

Peirano Red Shorts Red $9.99

Toasted Head White Blend $11.99

Dievole Fourplay $12.99

Bordeaux

Chateau De La Cour D’Argent 2010 $17.99

Cabernet Sauvignon

Airfield Estates $15.99

Barnard&Griffin $14.99

Doolittle $19.99

Oak Ridge $14.99

Simi $19.99

Six Hats $9.99

Buehler Estate 2003 $35.99

BV Georges De Latour 1999,2001 $99.99

Divining Rod $14.99

Benegas $17.99

Grayson Cellars $9.99

Chatom Vineyards $17.99

Wild Hare $9.99

Kenwood Artist 1995 $55.99

Longball Cellars (RED SOX) Jon Lester $9.99

Martin Ray Diamond Mountain 1999 $63.99

Oveja Negra $17.99

Ribera Sur $13.99

Rosemount Show Reserve $19.99

Santa Rita Casa Real 2001 TOP 100 Wine! $49.99

Shingleback $19.99

Silverado Limited 1997 $99.99

Picket Fence $13.99

Rays Station $12.99

Carmenere

Cono Sur $7.99

Chardonnay

Adelsheim $19.99

Eos $10.99

Wild Hare $9.99

Bianchi $15.99

Midnight $14.99

Tobin James Radiance $15.99

Taft Street $17.99

Longball Cellars (RED SOX) Clay Buchholz $9.99

Beachhouse $9.99

St Michelle 1.5L $19.99

The Skinny Vine $7.99

Stephen Vincent $11.99

STLTO $9.99

31st State $9.99

Five Rows $10.99

Hybrid $11.99

Paraiso $14.99

Wild Horse $12.99

Chianti

Bella Sera 1.5L $10.99

Gabbiano $7.99

Dievole $7.99

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Andezon $12.99

Bitch $9.99

Jaboulet Parallele 45 $11.99

Fuego 2011 $9.99

Gewurztraminer

Cono Sur $11.99

Gruner Veltliner

Wachau $10.99

Malbec

Bazan $12.99

Changala $15.99

STLTO Malbec/Merlot $9.99

Catalpa $17.99

Terrazas $12.99

Jacquere

Eugene Carrel $9.99

Merlot

Hawk Crest $12.99

Ribera Sur $13.99

Blackstone Sonoma $12.99

St Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate $17.99

Rutherford Hill $18.99

Moscato

Ajeloo Zibibbo $9.99

BV $7.99

Petite Sirah

Eos $11.99

Hybrid $9.99

Muscadet

Chateau De La Botiniere $10.99

Pinot Blanc

Girasole $11.99

Pinot Grigio

Hybrid $11.99

Mosby $12.99

Stlto $9.99

Beachhouse $9.99

Cavit 1.5l $13.99

Pinot Noir

Wild Hare $9.99

Mark West $9.99

31st State $9.99

Catalpa $17.99

Highway 12 $22.99

Bianchi Edna Valley $23.99

Johan $27.99

Lockwood $14.99

Meiomi-Caymus $19.99

Pedroncelli $15.99

Domaine Carneros $29.99

Santa Barbara Winery $17.99

Grady $19.99

Anthonny Nappa WHITE Pinot Noir $17.99

Riesling

Anthony Nappa Luminous $16.99

Cavit 1.5L $13.99

Rioja

Palacio Verano $13.99

The Saint $12.99

Rose

In Fine $9.99

Victor Hugo $9.99

Sangria

Red Guitar 1.5L $10.99

Terre O Red&White $7.99

Sauvignon Blanc

Ballade $10.99

Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc $10.99

Shiraz

Boarding Pass $12.99

Chateau Maris La Touge $19.99

Chocolate Box $19.99

D’Arenberg Footbolt $17.99

Fetish Watcher $22.99

Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage $15.9

Shingleback $19.99

White Oak $24.99

Torrontes

Andeluna $11.99

Crios $12.99

Zinfandel

Eos $13.99

Orin Swift Saldo (TOP 100 Wine) $29.99

Pedroncelli $12.99

Bianchi $15.99

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All Yellow Tail 1.5L $10.99

Sparkling

Prima Perla Prosecco $9.99

Chocolate Shop $9.99

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Beer Specials 

30Pks

Coors $21.99

Coors Light $21.99

Lite $21.99

24Pks

Bud Bottles $17.99

Bud Light Bottles $17.99

18Pks

Rolling Rock Bottles Or Cans $10.99

12Pks

Sam Adams Lager Can Or Bottle $13.99

Sam Adams Light $13.99

Sam Adams Ale $13.99

Sam Adams Winter Can Or Bottle $13.99

Sam Adams Winter Mix $13.99

Sam Adams White Christmas $13.99

Sam Adams Octoberfest Can Or Bottle $13.99

Corona $13.99

Corona Light $13.99

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Cognac

Courvoisier VS 750ml $26.99

Hennessey VSOP $59.99

Cordials

Amaretto Di Saronno 1.75l $37.99

Argento Sambuca $16.99

B&B 750ml $27.99

Bailys 750ml $26.99

Kahlua 750ml $19.99-$5M.I.R* $14.99

Romana Sambuca 750ml $23.99

Gin

Beefeater 1.75l $31.99

Tanqueray 1.75l $32.99

Rum

Bacardi 1.75l $24.99-$5M.I.R* $19.99

Captain Morgam 1.75L $29.99-$5M.I.R $24.99

Vodka

Absolute 1.75l $31.99

Grey Goose liter $36.99

Svedka 1.75l $19.99

Pinnacle 1.75l $18.99

Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch

Jim Beam 1.75l $26.99

Canadian Club 1.75l $19.99

Jameson 750ml $26.99

Johnnie Walker Red 1.75l $34.99

Dewars 1.75l $35.99

Crown Royal 1.75l $47.99

Jack Daniels 1.75l $42.99

Jack Daniels Honey 1.75l $42.99

Jack Daniels Winter 750ml $19.99

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