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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-12-15

September 12, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-12-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfite Misunderstandings

What Is A Supertaster

Wine And Cheese Pairings

 

AND MORE!

Quini September Newsletter

Our friends at Quini newsletter with story of our WineUp event

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/B2346F716082485A/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Natural wine: It’s unfiltered and unrefined – and could make hangovers a thing of the past

The yeasts and bacteria are still alive in ‘natural wine’, even after it’s bottled, making it wild, exuberant – and the drink of choice of a growing number of foodies.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/natural-wine-its-unfiltered-and-unrefined–and-could-make-hangovers-a-thing-of-the-past-10482175.html

Rosé wine explained

As summer comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to stop and taste the rosé.

https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/now-i-get-it-rose-wine-as-summer-comes-to-a-close-128340724898.html

Top 10 intriguing things about Chile and its wines

Chile and its wine

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/09/04/chile-and-its-wines/

Give Cab Franc its day: it’s more than a blending grape

Cabernet Franc is one of three main grapes used in Bordeaux blends.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/07/give-cab-franc-its-day-its-more-than-a-blending-grape/

Why GMO viticulture isn’t such a big deal

More commonly known as genetically modified or GMO

Photo prise le 24 novembre 2010 à Colmar de cultures de pieds de vigne dans des tubes au siège de l'institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA). "Enfin la vérité est de notre côté", a affirmé le directeur de l'Inra de Colmar, Jean Masson, satisfait après la condamnation en appel lundi d'un faucheur volontaire anti-OGM qui avait sectionné 70 plants de vigne transgénique en septembre 2009.  AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG

Photo prise le 24 novembre 2010 à Colmar de cultures de pieds de vigne dans des tubes au siège de l’institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA). “Enfin la vérité est de notre côté”, a affirmé le directeur de l’Inra de Colmar, Jean Masson, satisfait après la condamnation en appel lundi d’un faucheur volontaire anti-OGM qui avait sectionné 70 plants de vigne transgénique en septembre 2009.
AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG

http://www.lepanmedia.com/why-gmo-viticulture-is-not-such-a-big-deal/

Sulfite misunderstandings and unfounded beliefs

Sulfites are the gluten of wine. Everyone is afraid of them, everyone wants to avoid them, and no one really knows why.

http://www.taosnews.com/lifestyle/article_221a67cc-5256-11e5-bbb9-97ac108e61f4.html

ALSACE, WHERE FRENCH AND GERMAN CULTURES CONVERGE

Alsace, a beautiful picturesque village as well as the fifth smallest AOC in France, is situated between the Vosges Mountains and the border of Germany and Switzerland, separated by the upper Rhine River

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/alsace-where-french-and-german-cultures-converge

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Sicilia DOC

Everything you should know about Sicilia DOC

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/under-sicilian-sun-wine-lover-s-guide-sicilia-doc

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE & SEAFOOD

This guide does all the work for you

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/an-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-wine-seafood/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba1375b59e-September_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba1375b59e-38937345

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SUPERTASTER AND DO YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO BE ONE?

A supertaster is someone who has twice as many tastebuds as the average person.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-a-supertaster/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba1375b59e-September_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba1375b59e-38937345

Wine made from cemetery-grown grapes raises funds for church

It’s harvest time for grape growers, including at one unique vineyard that’s planted in the East Bay.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/17869839-story

4 tips for pairing wine and cheese

Here are a few tips for creating the perfect wine and cheese pairing:

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/09/11/homage-to-fromage-4-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

New website for sherry

Sherry’s regulatory body has launched an updated website – sherry.org – to mark its 80th anniversary.

http://www.offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/15163

Sutter Home white zin turns 40

The wine that wine snobs love to hate turned 40 this year.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/sutter-home-white-zin-turns/article_f9a3993c-fd6d-5823-9ee7-45748694a04a.html

New Peak Organic

Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing is rolling out White Nitro, its first widely available Nitro Belgian Wit. Featuring notes of spice and citrus, White Nitro (4.4% abv) is brewed with traditional Belgian yeast and lemongrass, as well as local organic wheat from Oechsner Farm in Newfield, New York. White Nitro is available this month nationwide exclusively on draft. Peak Organic brews 22 varieties of beer, including IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest offerings.

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1489&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_2015_brochure_final_9-2_v2.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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

 

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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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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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

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Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-29-15

August 29, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-29-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Books and music based on wine choice

Champagne Education

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France seeks to add more fizz to its wine tourism industry

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

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

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

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

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

Rose wine trend taking off in US

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

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

What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

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

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

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

Draft Magazine explains the science of how ABV actually works.

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

There’s important info on those wine labels

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

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

New study gives clear picture of Walla Walla Valley vineyards

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

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

California wine, by the numbers

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

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

Wine Consumption Frequency

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Natural wines: Arguments for and against

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

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

This Quiz Picks Music And Books Based On Your Wine Preferences

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

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

New Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio

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

All wine tastes the same? Aroma kits offer an edge

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

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

Wine On Tap

All you need to know about wines on tap

https://vimeo.com/79224243

10 fall beers with absolutely no pumpkin in them

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

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

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

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

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

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

Heroic Viticulture on the island of Pantelleria

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

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

JIM BEAM APPLE LAUNCHES ACROSS US

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

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

Gallo Buys Talbott

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

A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name

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

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

‘WINE O’CLOCK’ ADDED TO OXFORD ONLINE DICTIONARY

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

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

Japanese Liquor Company testing alcohol aging in space

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

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

How Much Do You Tip for a Bottle of Wine?

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

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

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

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

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

THIS BUD IS NOT FOR YOU

Confusion between BUD for beer and WINEBUD for wine

http://www.dpf-law.com/blogs/lex-vini/bud/?utm_source=Lex+Vini&utm_campaign=a1585957a2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_20f52b0333-a1585957a2-348216933

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

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

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

Will the 2015 vintage be ruined by wildfires?

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

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

COMPANY CREATES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SWEET POTATO VODKA

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

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

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

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

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

New York Yankees Dry Riesling is a grand slam

NO WAY IT CAN TASTE GOOD WITH YANKEES ON IT!

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

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

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

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

GIN MADE WITH ASPARAGUS LAUNCHED

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

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

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Vegan Selections

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Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

September 1st 7pm

Quini WineUp- Wine Tasting 101

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/224607787/

 

September 9th

Soave Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/224715248/

 

September 15th

Purple Wine Company Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/224910834/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1489&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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

 

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Upcoming Classes:

October 2015

November 2015

Business Card Back

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 10-18-14

October 18, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-18-14

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

The Coldest Beer In Town!!

What Liquor Store Does Not Say That??

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

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There IS An App For That!

This Week We Started Our Fall Education/Tasting Classes.

Our Wine Room Was Filled With People Wanting To Explore Quini

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

Bottom Line Is You As A Taster Are The True Test.

Our Quini Class Educates Wine Tasting And Gives You More Power To Learn What You Like.

There Are So Many Wines Today And We Love To Share Tools To Help You!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Halloween Craft

10am Sunday Opening

AND MORE!

RUM: AGE STATEMENTS ‘DO NOT MATTER’

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

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

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

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

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

New Boston Rum

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

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

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

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

The next big thing in wine? Lesser-known grapes

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

Not new for what we have in stock!

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

Crew/Matchbook Wine Co. Expands Production

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

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

Henniker Expands Distribution to Vermont and Massachusetts

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

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

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

Four fall-friendly blends to help get you started.

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

Moderate drinking reduces risk of aneurysm

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

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

Game of Thrones – Wine Mix Season 1-4

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

http://youtu.be/QPf-sXqMb90

Lodi: A wine region which deserves attention

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

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

DIY Halloween Decor: Candy Corn Wine Bottles

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

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

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

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Turning winery waste into biofuels

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

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

Deep-fried tequila shots begin social media craze

Yes, deep-fried tequila shots are a thing.

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

SINGER LAUNCHES CANNABIS-INFUSED WINE

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

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

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

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

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

BUSY BARS TO BENEFIT FROM ‘AFFORDABLE’ ROBOT BARTENDER

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

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

TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

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

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

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

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

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New Wine Movie

American Wine Movie

http://americanwinestory.vhx.tv/#about

A major win for organic New Zealand wine in the EU

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

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

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

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

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

New High End Johnnie Walker

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

TOP 10 CINNAMON FLAVOURED WHISKIES

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

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

Perfectly pair your pumpkin beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FIVE FAMOUS FIRST GROWTHS OF BORDEAUX COMPARED [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Personal Wine Releases Zombie Apocalypse Wine Bottle Series

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

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

Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US

Here are ten states deserving your supping scrutiny.

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

 

Franklin MA sting: Two restaurant chains caught selling to minors

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

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

The influence of the multisensory environment on the wine drinking experience

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

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

New Menage A Trois Products

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

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety Hits Shelves

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

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

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

Why Some Wines Taste Better With Age

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

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

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

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

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

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

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

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

Quiz: What type of beer are you?

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

I was wheat beer!

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

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

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

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

Sunday 10am Opening Time Approved By Town Of Franklin

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

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

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

NEW CHIANTI TIER HIGHLIGHTS ‘PERSONALITY’

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 things on a wine label you should know

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

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

New Shipyard Winter Beer

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

US BASKETBALL PLAYER BATHES IN WINE

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

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

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

The worm is added at the end of the production process

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

Soju Makers Aim to Turn Fire Water Into Liquid Gold

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

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

Stoneham MA secures five new liquor licenses

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

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

The Best Beer in the Country Just Got Better

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

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

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

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

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

Time and Oak May Change the Way You Enjoy Your Whiskey

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

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

The difference between cheap wine and wine that is made cheaply

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

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

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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 10-11-14

October 11, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-11-14

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

 

Happy Columbus Day Weekend!

 

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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This Week Our Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Special Guests Grady Vineyards.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New AVAs

Wine Label Info

 

AND MORE!

 

15 REASONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS KEEP A BOTTLE OF WINE IN YOUR HOUSE

Wine, to cut to the point, is awesome.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/42659-15-reasons-you-should-always-keep-a-bottle-of-wine-in-your-house

The Mondavi brothers launch RAEN

Brothers Carlo and Dante Mondavi launch their own independent Pinot Noir winery specializing in single vineyard Sonoma cuvees.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12214911.htm

French Vin de Pays/Pays IGP wine labels explained

There are hundreds of bottles across France sporting either Vin de Pays or Pays IGP on their labels

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/french-vin-de-pays-pays-igp-wine-labels-explained-1-3562774

The 15 Best Pumpkin Beers In The US

The 15 best pumpkin beers you won’t want to miss out on this fall.

We Have 6 of 10 in stock!!

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http://www.businessinsider.com/best-pumpkin-beers-this-fall-2014-9

Seven weirdest wine areas in the world

Around the world, some producers grow grapes in much more unusual conditions.

http://travel.iafrica.com/destin/964114.htm

State (MA) disputes recycling estimate

No On Question 2: Stop Forced Deposits is trying to defeat a ballot question that if passed would expand the bottle deposit law to include water bottles, tea and sports drinks, but not milk or liquor.

After the group launched a television ad this week claiming 90 percent of Massachusetts residents have curbside recycling programs, arguing the bottle-deposit is unnecessary to boost recycling, the environmental groups seeking passage of Question 2 protested, arguing that figure was incorrect.

http://www.nashobapublishing.com/ayer_news/ci_26672107/state-disputes-recycling-estimate

Wings and Wine Pairing Guide

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New Canadian Club

Canadian Club has released an all-rye grain whisky called Canadian Club Chairman’s Select 100% Rye, according to Whisky Advocate. The whisky is aged for seven years at Alberta Distillers, Beam Suntory’s western Canada distillery at Calgary, and then shipped to Walkerville, Ontario, for bottling at 40% abv. The product is priced about $1.50 higher than Canadian Club Premium at retail. Just 70,000 cases will be made available annually, and only in Canada—which may lead to some cross-border shopping, the magazine noted. See the full story in Whisky Advocate.

 

Things you didn’t know about craft beer

There’s plenty that sets craft beers apart from classic ales.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/06/things-didnt-know-about-craft-beer/

Here’s How Much You Are Overpaying for Nearly Every Beer You Drink

It’s an exciting time for the beer industry right now, but that energy isn’t reaching beer’s most frugal drinkers.

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/heres-how-much-you-are-overpaying-for-nearly-every-beer-you-drink

‘Game Of Thrones’ Beer Is Back: Why Not Throw A Party?

Game of Thrones fans and beer enthusiasts rejoice! Brewery Ommegang just released the next in it’s incredibly popular line of Game of Thrones-inspired beers

NOW IN STOCK!

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http://www.inquisitr.com/1520584/game-of-thrones-beer-is-back-why-not-throw-a-party/#fv3Kgh4R2U0fmJzK.99

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A unique glassware collection

If you have a spare $8,500 this is for you!

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http://www.jamessuckling.com/lalique-100-points-by-james-suckling—leather-briefcase-by-salvatore-ferragamo.html

Eagle Peak, Mendocino County, American Viticultural Area Receives Approval

New AVA

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=139785

Where The French Live Vs. The Major Wine Regions

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A QUICK GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY WINE

Nice list of vineyards

http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-quick-guide-to-new-jersey-wine.html

Chile chocolate added to Patrón XO Cafe line

Patrón Spirits has introduced Patrón XO Cafe Incendio, an innovative fiery-hot chile chocolate liqueur.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2014/15672-chile-chocolate-added-to-patr-n-xo-cafe-line.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_October_7&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

 

JACK DANIEL’S STARTS PETITION FOR OWN STAMP

Jack Daniel’s whiskey is petitioning the US Postal Service to have its founder immortalised in a stamp to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/jack-daniels-starts-petition-for-own-stamp/?article-source=newsletter&source=273&date=2014-10-07

Austrian Wine

Nice Austrian wine education page from Sevenfify.com

https://www.sevenfifty.com/tc/austrianwine

The Best Beer From Every State

Craft beer authority RateBeer.com came up with the best beer in every state.

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-beers-in-the-us-2014-10

Beer & Wine: Comparison Of Popular Brands, Surprising Facts And Market Trends

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What’s on the (wine) label?

We spend on average six minutes in a liquor store at any one time.

http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/features/articles/7472/whats+on+the+wine+label

Are Young Wines Actually Better Than Old Wines?

Youthful red wines may be better for you than older vintage red wines.

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http://winefolly.com/update/young-wines-better-than-old-wines/

How Did the Russian River Valley Get Its Name?

If you asked them why the river and valley were dubbed “Russian,” the majority wouldn’t have a clue.

http://blog.kj.com/russian-river-valley-get-name/

VITICULTURAL BEST PRACTICES VIDEO SERIES

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Viticultural Best Practices Video Series offers a set of instructional how-to videos highlighting good farming practices

https://www.napagrowers.org/in-the-vineyard/viticultural-best-practices-video-series/

Can cider be as sophisticated as wine?

Meet the two brothers whose company, Aspall, has made cider drinking socially acceptable

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11143310/Can-cider-be-as-sophisticated-as-wine.html

Wrentham MA postpones ‘BYOB’ regulations

James Arsenault, owner of James’ Breakfast and More off Route 140, who petitioned for the change,

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/wrentham-postpones-byob-regulations/article_8e9aa1b9-8391-5b75-9ff6-d1bccfec3318.html

Ex-Patriots lineman: Tom Brady can chug beer faster than his O-line

We miss when Tom shopped with us!

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24742326/ex-patriots-lineman-tom-brady-can-chug-beer-faster-than-his-o-line

The In-Depth, Unpretentious Guide to Pairing Food and Beer

Craft beer is having its foodie moment, making its way onto Michelin-starred menus and multi-course tastings across the country

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-in-depth-unpretentious-guide-to-pairing-food-and-beer-20141007

WILD TURKEY UNVEILS SPICY GHOST PEPPER WHISKEY

Gruppo Campari has released a ghost pepper version of its Wild Turkey American Honey flavoured whiskey to take advantage of growing demand for spicy shots in the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/10/wild-turkey-unveils-spicy-ghost-pepper-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=274&date=2014-10-08

MAKE-YOUR-OWN PUMPKIN BEER KEG

With Halloween fast approaching this nifty party trick could turn your celebrations from candy-sweet to beery-treat.

http://youtu.be/y4ajJC3fC2c

 

WINE MYTHS: RED WINE AND CHEESE DO NOT A MARRIAGE MAKE

Fruity reds kill flavourful hard cheeses, while tannic reds do the same for soft varieties, rendering them chalky in texture.

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/10/01/wine_myths_red_wine_and_cheese_do_not_a_marriage_make.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=980d16ba46-LPJ_for_October_8_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-980d16ba46-55781545

TTB Establishes 11 New Viticultural Areas Within the

Paso Robles Viticultural Area

http://www.ttb.gov/press/fy14/press-release-fy-15-02.pdf

Our Broken Appellation System

Interesting view on AVAs

http://www.cgcw.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80484

A Look At The AVAs

http://www.pasowine.com/media-center/the-avas-of-paso-robles.php

New Baileys

Diageo’s Baileys liqueur has extended its lineup with the launch of Baileys Chocolate Cherry Irish Cream. Featuring a blend of chocolate and cherry flavors, the female-focused entry is targeted primarily toward the shot occasion. This month, the offshoot’s launch will be supported by Baileys’ second annual “Stylish Shots on the Go” event in New York City, where the brand will host a pop-up “selfie station” and offer sampling of Chocolate Cherry’s signature Cherry Bombshell shot, which is made with Captain Morgan rum, chocolate syrup and a cherry. Baileys Chocolate Cherry is currently available nationwide, priced at around $21 a 750-ml.

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BOURBON APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

A seasonal riff on a whiskey sour

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http://theproof.bottlenotes.com/cocktails/bourbon-apple-cider

Question and answer on “Dry” vs “sweet” Wine

Q: Can a dry red wine have higher sugar content than a sweet wine? Does the amount of residual sugar indicate the alcohol content of a wine?—Pat B., Huntington Beach, Calif.

A: Let’s start by noting that the fermentation process converts the sugar in the grapes to alcohol. It’s not unusual for at least a little bit of sugar to be left at the end of fermentation. Technically a wine is considered “dry” if there are less than 10 grams per liter left, while a “sweet” or dessert wine has more than 30 grams per liter. Stuff in between is considered “off-dry.”

Of course, most people don’t sip a wine and think, “Boy, this tastes like it has 13 or 14 grams per liter of residual sugar!” Our perception of the sugar is based on our own sensitivity to sweetness (some of us like cotton candy more than others) as well as on the interplay of the other factors in a wine: alcohol, acidity, tannins and glycerin. Two wines might have the same exact amount of residual sugar and alcohol, but one’s fruit flavors could taste more jammy and ripe (and therefore sweet) than the other’s.

Since we’ve noted that fermentation converts grape sugars to alcohol, there’s definitely a relationship between a wine’s residual or unconverted sugar and its alcohol level. The more residual sugar, the lower the potential alcohol that wine could have. But it’s not a simple relationship—there are other factors at play, particularly how much sugar the grapes had to begin with. Two wines could have widely different alcohol percentages but the same amount of residual sugar—or vice versa—depending on how ripe the grapes were.—MaryAnn Worobiec

Quiz: What Type Of Wine Drinker Are You?

Take a quiz and see…I was a wine geek! I knew that!

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Does pizza cause cancer? Italy’s big pizza kerfuffle

Italian pizzaioli (pizza makers) do not properly clean their pizza ovens, the resulting “hydrocarbons” in “burnt pizzas” can cause cancer.

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http://dobianchi.com/2014/10/07/rai-3-pizza-report/

The Fake Tongue Illusion and Wine Tasting

Interesting read on tasting senses

Human Tongue Anatomy

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/10/the_fake_tongue_illusion_and_w.html

Prosecco vs. Champagne

Prosecco sold has more than doubled since last year.

http://www.winesur.com/news/prosecco-vs-champagne

What should I look for on a wine label? Part 1

First, let’s look at what is required on every label:

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/what-should-i-look-wine-label-part-1

Patented Bottle Coating Process Eliminates UV Radiation Troubles

UV Light is not your friend

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http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/bottle-coatings.html#whatsnew

Screwcap manufacturer Guala Closures opens US design studio

Screwcap manufacturer Guala Closures has opened a design studio in California which will allow wineries to choose design and have it printed in one location.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/screwcap-manufacturer-guala-closures-opens-us-design-studio/372160.article

The Best Wine Hangover Recovery Guide Ever

Have a wine hangover? These 8 steps might surprise you, but they will help you recover faster. Get back on track and start having a better day.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wine-hangover-recovery-guide-ever-work-days/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d8d75dc13e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d8d75dc13e-62472929&mc_cid=d8d75dc13e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Pink Cocktails for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Some pink cocktails in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, so raise a glass and toast to finding a cure!

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/must-mix-pink-cocktails-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month/

Dead Bolt Wine Launches Limited Edition Design by Tattoo Artist David Hale

David Hale has collaborated exclusively with Dead Bolt to produce an original artwork inspired by Dead Bolt wine, which is featured on the limited edition bottle.

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The dark side of pumpkin beer: 8 to try

Go on over to the dark side and search for these sultry seasonals.

http://draftmag.com/features/the-dark-side-of-pumpkin-beer-8-to-try/

Grapevine Red Blotch Disease Threatens Pinot Noir & Other Grapes

An aggressive virus producing Grapevine Red Blotch Disease (GRBV) is now widespread in California vineyards of the North Coast, Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley of California.

http://princeofpinot.com/article/1575/

DRINK BEER, PLAY BILLIARDS, LIVE LONGER

Drinking beer over a game of billiards can help keep men over the age of 70 active and help them live longer, according to one Danish researcher.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/10/drink-beer-play-billiards-live-longer/

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 9-6-14

September 6, 2014

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

Its Only Fitting That Kids Are Back To School And We Release More Wine Classes.

This Week Our Medway Adult Education Classes Details And Sign Up Information Are Available:

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Our First Wine And Food Pairing With Michele Uncorked Was Published

Wines to Pair With Chicken With Lemon And Olives, Provençal Style

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Also This Week We Released Our First Wine Book Review:

Read Our “Two Buck Chucks” Thoughts On Reading Between The Wines

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https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/wine-book-review-reading-between-the-wines/

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Pumpkin Beers

AND MORE!

 

Napa Earthquake 2014 Quadcopter Test Video

Drone tour of damage in Napa after Earthquake

http://youtu.be/LQhYbfIz0n4

 

The Wine Retailer’s 5 Point Code of Ethics

At Franklin Liquors we agree and follow all 5!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rolfe-hanson/the-wine-retailers-5-poin_b_5738600.html

 

New study shows wine good for the heart only if you exercise

These are the conclusions of the first study to compare the effects of both red wine and white wine

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-study-shows-wine-good-for-the-heart-only-if-you-exercise

 

Pumpkin beer season starts early

Fans of Oktoberfest brews will have to scour through a patch of pumpkin beers to find those other seasonal favorites.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/30/pumpkin-beers-in-season/14767889/

 

Warming, decanting and swirling: do they make wine taste better?

Review of decanting, temperature and swirling

http://theconversation.com/warming-decanting-and-swirling-do-they-make-wine-taste-better-30505

 

BEST YOUTUBE WINE VIDEOS

THE 10 VERY BEST YOUTUBE WINE VIDEOS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR DAY

https://grapecollective.com/articles/best-youtube-wine-videos

 

Detecting beer off flavors

Everyone’s palette is different and some people are super tasters, so people detect off flavors on different levels

http://www.examiner.com/article/detecting-beer-off-flavors

 

DENNY’S LAUNCHES $300 CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

US diner chain Denny’s has gone upmarket launching a $300 Grand Cru brunch served with Dom Pérignon Champagne.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/dennys-launches-300-champagne-brunch/?article-source=newsletter&source=962&date=2014-09-02

 

What Is The Three Tier System?

The wine you buy in America goes through a number of hands before it gets into yours. This system is called the 3-Tier System and it’s starting to corrode.

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Three steps to Premium

23 million Americans typically spend over $15 on a bottle of wine from a store – what can we learn about them?

http://www.wineintelligence.com/three-steps-to-premium/

 

Introducing Juxtapoz: A New Luxury Red Wine Blend

Art and Wine Converge in a Project Rooted in the Freedom of Creative Expression

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/introducing-juxtapoz-luxury-red-wine-100000627.html

 

Have Robert Mondavi Jr And Christopher R. King Made The Best Cult Wine In Napa?

At $799 a bottle it certainly prices itself out of the everyday market.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2014/09/02/have-robert-mondavi-jr-and-chris-king-made-the-best-cult-wine-in-napa/

 

Top Five Breakfast Cocktails

This is Chilled Magazine’s list of the top five breakfast cocktails.

http://chilledmagazine.com/Top_Fives-detail/top-five-breakfast-cocktails/

 

Why Beer Isn’t Sold in Plastic Bottles

So why is it that we still use glass bottles and cans to store our beer in?

http://gizmodo.com/why-beer-isnt-sold-in-plastic-bottles-1629207952

  

Hello Vino Launches New “Wine Expert On-Demand” App Powered by VinoPRO

New wine app adds groundbreaking personal concierge service to wine recommendation engine and buying guide.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hello-vino-launches-wine-expert-110000619.html

 

IPA Beer Jelly is a Healthy Part of a Balanced Breakfast

Crafted from rendered hops, malt, and yeast, Beer Jelly

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http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/09/03/ipa-beer-jelly-is-a-healthy-part-of-a-balanced-breakfast/#BB71iCQ532PhOVIV.99

 

Weird Beer Laws

There are still a multitude of arcane laws on the books around the United States – some of them involve – beer!

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/09/04/weird-beer-laws/

 

Winemaker Paul Dolan Gives Away Right to his Name

Paul Dolan signed away his name last week. There will still be Paul Dolan Vineyards wines, but he won’t have anything to do with them.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/09/winemaker-paul-dolan-gives-away-right-to-his-name

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-30-14

August 30, 2014

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 

September Will Be California Wine Month.

The range and diversity of California wine today are unprecedented.

We Pride Ourselves In Finding The Best Value/Tasting Wines From CA For You.

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The Earthquake In Napa Left A lot Of Damage To Wineries.

Please Keep Them In Your Thoughts And Glass.

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How You Can Help:

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Also A Group Started A Wine Bucket Challenge:

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A closer look at leaving the stems in wine

This week I have been reading how wine stem use affects taste.

Here is an interesting read on the topic.

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wholebunch.htm

 

Creative Garnishes

As you may have noticed, there have been an increasing amount of creative, extravagant cocktail garnishes popping up on drink menus this year.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/creative-garnishes/

 

Is Wine an Acquired Taste?

If you are brought up drinking wine do you like wine more?

http://blog.kj.com/wine-acquired-taste/

 

Red Mountain microclimate makes for spectacular wines

Read about this unique area in Washington St

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It Takes a Lot of Cow Skulls to Make Good Wine

Items used for biodynamic winemaking

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HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF PURPLE WINE STAINED TEETH

Tips on dental care when drinking wine

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Problems with wine by the glass?

Issues with ordering wine by the glass.

Always ask “when was it opened”

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A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs

With direct shipping now legal in MA you have choices.

Good read on club options.

“It’s my humble opinion that getting to know your local wine retailer and shopping regularly is the best way to learn about new wines”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2013/04/04/a-guide-to-joining-the-best-wine-clubs/

 

The business of Washington wine is bigger than you think

Did you know?

The percentage of Washington wines that Wine Spectator has rated 90 or above is higher than for any other region, including France and California.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/08/the-business-of-washington-wine-is-bigger-than-you.html

 

Hit me with your best shots: Premixed cocktails hit Boston packies

The cocktail shooters come in four flavors: Vodka Cucumber Lime, Vodka Kamikaze, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit and Tequila Cinnamon Orange. A single-flavor three-pack costs $7.99.

LIQS Cocktail Shots for 25drink

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Should Beer Be Served Cold?

A general rule to follow is this: the lighter the flavor of the beer, the cooler it may be served.

http://everythingontap.com/2014/08/25/beer-cold/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Trending%20on%20FS

Pumpkin beers aplenty already this season

The great pumpkin invasion has begun — already.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/23/next-round-pumpkin-beers/14461433/

 

Mexico’s Montejo Beer Debuts in United States

Fernando Valenzuela throws out first pitch for Montejo beer at Dodger Stadium

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Big Wine and crowdsourcing

New trend for big wineries.

Learn about crowdsourcing and how you can take part

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/big-wine-and-crowdsourcing/

 

Wine Gelée Makes A Perfect Dessert For All Seasons

Jellied Wine With Summer Fruit

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How Julia Child And Cookbooks Taught Us About Wine

Child coaches readers, providing the detail they need to choose a wine, use it in cooking and serve it with meals

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Oregon Wine Country

Interesting facts about Oregon’s wine country about which even its hard-core wine buffs may not be aware.

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

 

Most wineries not insured for quake losses

most are not insured for quake damage

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2586042-181/most-wineries-not-insured-for

 

Have You Purchased “Small-Batch” Whiskey?

If so, you may be entitled to take part in a consumer class action to get your money back!

http://www.consumer-classactions.com/investigations/internet-scam/have-you-purchased-small-batch-whiskey/

 

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Beer

Each state ranked by the beers in it

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/every-state-in-the-usa-ranked-by-its-beer-95770823031.html

 

TOP 10 FUNNY SPIRITS NAMES

These suggestive, outlandish, tongue-in-cheek and quirky brands included in our list of the top 10 funny spirits names are sure to prompt a chuckle or two.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-funny-spirits-names/?article-source=newsletter&source=244&date=2014-08-27

 

TOP 10 BIZARRE ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS

Ever heard about the drunken bear who massacred the owner of a Russian pub, or the King who went up in flames wrapped in a brandy-soaked linen?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-bizarre-alcohol-related-deaths/?article-source=newsletter&source=957&date=2014-08-27

 

ONE JOB IN BEER SUPPORTS 45 IN OTHER INDUSTRIES

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Earthquake Proof Your Wine

Wine Folly Blog with tips and ideas

http://winefolly.com/update/earthquake-proof-wine/

 

Here Are The Rules To Buying Alcohol In Each State’s Grocery Stores

Maps for Beer,Wine And Liquor In Each State.

Also Where To Buy On Sundays

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/here-are-all-the-states-t_n_5710135.html?utm_hp_ref=wine

 

Texan brewery unveils 99-pack of beer

Beer fans rejoice: a Texan brewery is selling packs of beer with an eyebrow-raising 99 cans each

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11058950/Texan-brewery-unveils-99-pack-of-beer.html

 

Four new books for beer lovers

Ready for some lessons about a favorite beverage? New textbooks will keep you engaged.

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/272936531.html

 

A Beginner’s Guide to German Wine

A fifth of all of the wine grapes planted in Germany are Riesling

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/german-wine-introduction-riesling-what-is-kabinett-spatlese-auslese-mosel-rheingau.html?ref=title

 

Why You Should Know Where Your Wine Grows

Interesting read from Wine Folly

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/warm-climate-vs-cool-climate-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ad1ebdb1b5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ad1ebdb1b5-62472929&mc_cid=ad1ebdb1b5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Fall’s 5 Craziest Cocktail Trends

Fall season’s most provocative new drinks

http://www.winemag.com/October-2014/Falls-5-Craziest-Cocktail-Trends/

 

New Sam Adams Beer

Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams is debuting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, a Belgian ale aged in Hungarian oak tuns for more than a year. Through November, the craft offering will be available on draft in select U.S. cities. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is brewed with wild yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus for a spicy, fruity flavor with hints of oak and vanilla, according to the company. The ale was also blended into the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection series of Belgian brews. Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru will be available on tap in a “tasting tour” that will hit select locations in Boston, New York, Denver, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and another city to be voted on by craft beer lovers across the country.

 

The ancient origins of beer

The exact origins of beer will forever be a mystery.

http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26375315/Brooks-on-Beer:-The-ancient-origins-of-beer–and-straws

 

DEADLY WINEMAKING SNAKES ESCAPE IN CHINA

Chaos erupted in China when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into a city.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/deadly-winemaking-snakes-escape-in-china/?article-source=newsletter&source=959&date=2014-08-29

 

Shock Top adds limited edition banana wheat beer

Shock Top has expanded once again to include a new limited edition beer: Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat.

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http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops/shock-top-adds-limited-edition-banana-wheat-beer/article_94d26f17-ea52-54ad-b559-ef675ab5e78a.html

 

Tasting Mastery

Tim Gaiser Blog on Wine tasting

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/tasting-mastery?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

 

Pop Cap Bottle Openers: An Eye Catching Way to Open Your Beer

Simply place the Pop Cap over the bottle, press down firmly on the cylinder and voila! Off comes the cap!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14

August 23, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-23-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Hasn’t Summer Flown By??

You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin

And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock!

Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers?

Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest

Tasting With Sam Adams.

Details Here:

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/186868562/

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Coming Soon!

 

Labor Day Sale

Next Week Look For Our Labor Day Newsletter For Sale Items

 

Sunday Opening Time Change

Sunday October 26th Is The First Sunday We Can Open At 10am 

 

Medway Adult Education Classes

Details And Sign Up information For 3 Fall Classes/Tasting Events

 

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Franklin Liquors

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Corona Recall

“Natural” Wine

 

Cake Flavored Wines

Birthday Cake Vineyards is like no other blend you have ever tried, with beautifully blended Birthday Cake flavors and fine wine, while still maintaining the true wine experience.

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http://www.birthdaycakewines.com

 

13 Can’t-Go-Wrong Wine and Cheese Pairings

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The acid test for wine

One of the most pernicious myths in the wine world is that a wine ‘needs’ prominent acidity in order to age well

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/993125ce-233d-11e4-a424-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3AYzVqYmE

 

Wine Lovers Should Probably Leave Mass.

Massachusetts received an F rating and is ranked 43rd among the states.

http://www.boston.com/food-dining/food/2014/08/15/wine-lovers-should-probably-leave-mass/Hr6i0GT0JnMfhBvZ3QTTjP/story.html

 

Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine

Have you ever heard about Gorgona, Italy?

http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-08-15/name-italian-island-known-its-prisoner-produced-wine

 

Corona Beer Recall

Packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. Codes listed.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/constellation-brands-beer-division-voluntarily-022500598.html

 

Paso Robles announces wine app

App makes it easy for wine lovers to plan their trips through Paso Robles wine country.

http://calcoastnews.com/2014/08/paso-robles-announces-wine-app/

 

How to choose low calorie drinks

Craft beer expert, talks about what to look for so you can make healthy, low calorie drink decisions.

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http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/grand-rapids-south/2014/08/16/how-to-choose-low-calorie-drinks/14058807/

 

Rum distillery at Truro Vineyards

Twenty Boat Rum is a twice-distilled spiced rum made from organic molasses or sugar cane and an exclusive blend of 10 spices

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2014/08/16/second-look-rum-distillery-truro-vineyards/aaxbLiPsAhgRVKTt0HzLZO/story.html

 

Putting Ontario wine on the map

The Ontario wine market is not only Canadians, but tourists visiting Niagara Falls.

http://palatepress.com/2014/08/wine/putting-ontario-wine-map/

 

Vermont Wine: A Growing Business

There are at least 35 wineries in the state, and most have been established recently.

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http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/vermont-wine-a-growing-business/18214/6DFAgdC-oU2UUlNH2NkY0g

 

CK Mondavi Wines Becomes 1st Wine to Be Made in USA Certified®

This is interesting:

Their wines are the first-ever to be Made in USA Certified®

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http://www.busbyway.com/2014/08/18/ck-mondavi-wines-becomes-1st-wine-to-be-made-in-usa-certified/

Also The Certification Website

http://info.usa-c.com

 

Would You Drink a GMO Beer?

Chances are, you probably already do.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/17/would-you-drink-a-gmo-beer.aspx

 

MEAD: A TIME BEFORE WINE

Mead 101

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/mead-a-time-before-wine

 

Wine labels

Interesting read on government checking of label accuracy

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/wine-labels/article_c829628d-31f6-5375-9032-ba95ad3d2e30.html

 

Live Free and Drink Wine in New Hampshire

What sets New Hampshire apart from the other top-performing states is its tax regime.

http://www.vnews.com/home/13176701-95/live-free-and-drink-wine-in-new-hampshire

 

New York wineries can use out-of-state grapes this year

State law allows the department to let a winery manufacture or sell wine from out-of-state grapes if weather conditions destroyed more than 40 percent of a grape variety.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2014/08/18/new-york-wineries-can-use-state-grapes-year/14250491/

 

The Best Cocktail Apps For Aspiring Bartenders

With hundreds of recipes, virtual “liquor cabinets” and many more handy functions, these apps will place the bartending knowledge you desire at your fingertips.

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/best-cocktail-apps-aspiring-bartenders/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13835799&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_CFacFLQabw8gX5qfjGNFCGX8PAhZFyFIgExo-R_-is5tVwMCHHncQ-ItFxAExJ71SM89ChWf0EbAsWDK6R6lz3dnfhD2fUBAGODwez2_3U7eg3TE&_hsmi=13835799

 

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL VODKA BRANDS

Compiled by the drinks business together with Intangible Business

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-most-powerful-vodka-brands/?article-source=newsletter&source=951&date=2014-08-19

 

WOMEN CARE LESS FOR QUALITY THAN MEN

Women care less about the quality of wine they drink and more about drinking to relax, compared to men who will spend more on “high quality and new drink experiences”, according to a recent survey.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/women-care-less-for-quality-wine-than-men/?article-source=newsletter&source=951&date=2014-08-19

 

TOP 10 BANNED SPIRITS

The spirits world has never been lacking in controversy, with a number of brands and entire categories banned for political, legal and salacious reasons.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-banned-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=239&date=2014-08-19

 

Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World

What’s the next malbec?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/wine-choices-back-world-25034041

 

Italy’s Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

At least 30 percent of all the world’s grapes are Italian, and most still only grow there

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/08/italy-s-weird-and-wonderful-wine-grapes

 

Decoding wine like a pro

For the inexperienced, selecting a bottle of wine can be intimidating; but learn how to properly read a label, and even a novice has a shot at making a pick like a pro.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101930671#.

 

The Best Wine Tasting Tours Around the World

the best international wine destinations for everyone from first-timers to full-blown oenophiles.

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-best-wine-tasting-tours-around-the-world-20140819#ixzz3Aw4QzPPh

 

BACARDI MAKES UNPRECEDENTED MOVE INTO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Bacardi is throwing its weight behind the single malt Scotch whisky category with the release of a series of expressions from its five malt distilleries.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/bacardi-makes-unprecedented-move-into-single-malt-scotch-whisky/?article-source=newsletter&source=240&date=2014-08-20

 

Red Wine May Protect Against Foodborne Norovirus

A Glass A Day Keeps Gastroenteritis At Bay?

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/08/red-wine-foodborne-norovirus.html/

 

Color and sound, important when tasting

New study: the basis of a whole wide range of possibilities regarding the factors that influence the wine tasting.

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http://blog.uvinum.com/color-and-sound-important-when-tasting-2359946

 

Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer

Don’t understand this study. Pats charge $9 for beer that’s #1 no??

http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2014/08/20/forbes-seahawks-games-rank-second-in-overpriced-beer/

 

Wine scores can be helpful, but don’t rely on them too heavily

Whatever you may think of them, wine scores helped make the U.S. the world’s top wine consuming country.

http://lubbockonline.com/life-columnists/2014-08-19/clemens-wine-scores-can-be-helpful-dont-rely-them-too-heavily#.U_U0dFYVzOw

 

THERE’S A SILENT BATTLE BREWING OVER THE FUTURE OF THE COFFEE LABEL

So if wine was able to figure out how to organize and determine quality classification, why hasn’t coffee been able to?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/theres-silent-battle-brewing-future-coffee-label/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7a94e8614-The_Drop_8_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7a94e8614-38937345

 

Bud Light Lime adds seasonal Apple-Ahhh-Rita flavor to Ritas portfolio

Apple-Ahhh-Rita to its Bud Light Lime Ritas lineup of ready-to-drink flavored malt beverages

http://www.bevindustry.com/articles/87713-bud-light-lime-adds-seasonal-apple-ahhh-rita-flavor-to-ritas-portfolio

 

The world’s most popular beer is …

Few people outside China have ever tasted the top-selling brew in the world.

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http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/2014/08/19/world-beer/index.html?iid=HP_LN

 

New Hpnotiq

Heaven Hill Distilleries has extended its liqueur stable with a new holiday seasonal offering, Hpnotiq Sparkle. A multifaceted marketing campaign featuring reality TV star Khloe Karhashian will support the new release, which like Hpnotiq Liqueur is a blend of fruit juices, white wine, vodka and Cognac, but with Champagne-like bubbles. Sparkle, which is 12.5% abv and targeted at multicultural females, is available in 750-ml. bottles at a price point of $19.99, in line with the core brand, which is 17% abv.

 

New Svedka Flavor

Constellation is adding a new Peach flavor to the Svedka vodka line. Beginning this month, Svedka Peach will be available nationwide in multiple size formats, including 50-ml. ($1.99), 375-ml. ($6.99), 750-ml. ($12.99), 1-liter ($16.99) and 1.75-liter ($21.99). The newest offering joins the Swedish vodka’s existing flavor range, including Colada, Strawberry Colada, Orange Cream Pop, Cherry, Citron, Strawberry Lemonade and Mango Pineapple, the last two of which debuted in January. The U.S. market’s second-ranked imported vodka brand, Svedka rose 3.3% to 4 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank.

 

The Delicious Health Benefits of Beer

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Beer

That IPA is good for a lot more than drinking. Though, maybe you should use the leftover Hamm’s for some of these.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/skills/10-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-beer-17117396

 

The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

Interesting story on the use of the word Natural on a wine label.

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2014/08/rise-natural-wine-marketing/

 

A Pragmatic Approach to Wine Ratings

Wine Folly blog look at wine ratings

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-ratings-explained/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=27c27a3418-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-27c27a3418-62472929&mc_cid=27c27a3418&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Why grocery stores love wine

Wine was the seventh biggest category by dollar amount for supermarkets.

Check out these crazy numbers!

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/why-grocery-stores-love-wine/

 

Don’t let wine trends turn you into a wine snob

Take no notice of wine trends – the film Sideways unfairly knocked the reputation of merlot. Just drink the wines you enjoy…

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/22/dont-let-wine-trends-turn-you-into-a-wine-snob

 

Canadian wine is going places

Canadian wine is finally firing on all cylinders

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http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/canadian-wine-is-going-places/Content?oid=2566103

 

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Boston.com #1 Pumpkin Beer 2013

September 13, 2013

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Now In Stock Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale. Voted #1 Pumpkin Beer For 2013 By Boston.com. 100% Organic Brewed With Vermont Pumpkins. Read The Article Best Pumpkin Beers 2013
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