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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-12-15

September 12, 2015

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Quini September Newsletter

Our friends at Quini newsletter with story of our WineUp event

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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

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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.
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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-05-15

September 5, 2015

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Why You Should Be Drinking Beer Made From Flowers

Flower-infused brews have grown in popularity and production in recent years, but for the record, they’re hardly a new trend.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/why-you-should-be-drinking-beer-made-from-flowers-20150828

13 FACTS EVERY SELF-RESPECTING BEER DRINKER SHOULD KNOW

These tips will help you navigate beer lists, talk to bartenders and shop clerks, and give you a huge leg up out in the wild.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/beer-facts-how-to-talk-about-beer

NH Liquor Commission Launches Wine Tasting Series

This new fine wine tasting series was created to capitalize on the popularity of several wine varietals and to specifically highlight the availability of premium products at our NH Liquor & Wine Outlets.

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/hampton-northhampton/liquor-commission-launches-wine-tasting-series

Does Chianti wine have an image problem?

Have global fame and huge volumes cost Chianti its soul? Experts line up on both sides of the debate to have their say on the Tuscany wine region.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/does-chianti-wine-have-an-image-problem-272035/

10 up-and-coming wine regions

Some of the finest wine is being made in places you might never even have heard of.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/25/travel/wine-regions-to-watch/

How much Generation Y will pay for a bottle of wine

18–34 year old demographic represents only 17 per cent of total wine shopper.

http://www.brw.com.au/p/marketing/how_much_generation_will_pay_for_gghRFr4usLJjSuFH4s2WoI

Quiz: Discover Your White Wine Palate

The best way to figure out what you like is by simply drinking a lot of different wine, but to get started take our palate quiz.

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The Biggest Wine Mistake at a Business Meal

The first question to ask the people at the table is which wine they prefer: red or white

http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2015/08/the_biggest_wine_mistake_at_a.html

All About Nebbiolo

Much like its namesake, the details of where Nebbiolo originated are a bit foggy

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/08/warm_up_all_about_nebbiolo.html

How to understand wine

Read the guide below to know how to better understand wine.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/how-to-understand-wine-272320/#7gRrT1A2tJdU6ebP.99

Brandy: A Beginner’s Guide

Think that all brandy is Cognac? Or that all brandy is French, made from grapes and sipped from snifters? Far from it.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/27/9210409/brandy-a-beginners-guide

Why should you get to know Georgian wines? Because they’re exciting.

But let’s tip our hats to Georgia as the origin of wine, if only because more of its wines are available now in the United States.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-should-you-get-to-know-georgian-wines-because-theyre-exciting/2015/08/29/ab1a313c-4c17-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html

Not Your Father’s Root Beer keeps La Crosse brewery hoppin’

It was the sixth-best-selling craft brewer for the four weeks that ended July 12, accounting for 3.3 percent of retail craft dollar sales, an achievement that stuns Tim Kovac, Small Town’s founder and brewmaster.

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http://www.wisconsingazette.com/dining/not-your-fathers-root-beer-keeps-la-crosse-brewery-hoppin.html

Is organic craft beer really worth drinking?

Just like groceries, organic hops and malts cost way more than their non-organic alternatives – sometimes by as much as 40%.

http://fortune.com/2015/08/29/organic-craft-beer/

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ITALY

The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to Italy’s wines,

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The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCENTS IN YOUR WINE

So let’s take a look at the science behind what makes your wine smell unique.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/smell-wine-thank-science/

Ex-quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard start a high-scoring winery

The first vintage from Passing Time earned high marks from wine critics; will sales follow?

http://fortune.com/2015/08/28/dan-marino-damon-huard-winery/

Champagne cork forces easyJet plane to make emergency landing

An easyJet plane makes emergency landing after damage caused by champagne cork

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11832665/Champagne-cork-forces-easyJet-plane-to-make-emergency-landing.html

RATAFIA DE CHAMPAGNE GIVEN OFFICIAL STATUS

The liqueur (also known as Ratafia Champenoise), produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, is to be given Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the INAO and joins Marc and Fine already recognised in the region.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/ratafia-de-champagne-given-official-status/

Here’s why wine tastes different when you’re on a plane

Your senses are dulled at altitude, making it difficult to appreciate the complex scents and flavors wine has to offer

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-wine-tastes-different-on-a-plane-2015-8

All 50 States in the U.S., Ranked By Their Beer

Here they are, all 50 states in the Union, ranked according to their beer.

MA and VT Ranked in Top 10!

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/every-state-in-the-us-ranked-by-its-beer-127816752267.html

Screw-capped wine scores 100 points from wine guru Robert M. Parker Jr.

It wasn’t until last October that a screw-capped wine joined that illustrious list.

https://sharonswineline.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/screw-capped-wine-scores-100-points-from-wine-guru-robert-m-parker-jr/

Rye distilling

Rye offers an individual and distinctive flavor profile, including a range of fruit and spice notes that can be experienced in rye whiskey and bourbon

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/16218-special-report-rye-distilling.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_September_01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

ZD Wines Prepares for 50th Anniversary by Harvesting Fruit for First Sparkling Wine

ZD Wines, located on the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, has announced they are making their first sparkling wine

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=157049

New Shannon Ridge Red Blend

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, based in Lake County, California, announces the release of Buck Shack Red, a new proprietary red blend made of high quality fruit from Shannon Ridge’s “certified Sustainably Farmed” Vineyards.

Winetech’s Smoke-Taint Removal a Solution for Fire-Impacted California Vineyards

Napa’s leading wine filtration company to offer smoke-taint removal services to wildfire-impacted crops throughout California

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12918180.htm

Mobile App to Explore 1400 Burgundy Vineyards: CLIMAVINEA

It’s a brand-new app dedicated to Burgundy aficionados, and all wine enthusiasts wanting to understand the deep complexities of Burgundy, or to build a discriminating cellar, or simply to determine their location during a trip through the vineyards of the Côte-d’Or.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/02/mobile-app-to-explore-1400-burgundy-vineyards-climavinea/

Not Your Fathers Root Beer Soon In Cans!

One of the hottest products to hit the market this year will be available in cans! This one is sure to fly off the shelves and be enjoyable by the campfire as summer comes to a close.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

“Women are predisposed to have a better sense of taste and smell than men.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/31/427735692/are-women-better-tasters-than-men

10 WINE LABELS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR

Wine is for more than just drinking, it’s for entertaining, as this collection of creative and humorous wine labels prove.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/10-wine-labels-with-a-sense-of-humour/

A look at Tuscany’s Chianti

It’s the most famous and confusing wine-growing region in Italy.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/food/3829951-wine-savvy-look-tuscanys-chianti

Napa Film Fest to Open With Wine Doc ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’

Jason Wise’s documentary Somm: Into the Bottle has been selected to open the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs Nov. 11-15. The film focuses on some of the world’s top sommeliers and winemakers as it looks at how history has affected the production of wine around the world.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/napa-film-fest-open-wine-819517

THE LATEST CRAZE IN WINEMAKING: MARIJUANA-INFUSED WINE

Aspiring cannabis wine-makers have to actually make wine because it’s the fermentation process that extracts the THC from the wine. Here’s a quick guide:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-latest-craze-in-winemaking-marijuana-infused-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE AND CHEESE

One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/an-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-wine-and-cheese/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

How climate change could hike the price of your Oregon pinot

Dry summer that pushed up the 2015 harvest by as much as three weeks

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2015/09/how-climate-change-could-hike-the-price-of-your.html

WINE EDUCATION ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE

A new, free wine education tool has launched, offering online video content to help students tackle the Master of Wine syllabus and hone their essay skills.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/wine-education-enters-the-digital-age/

You’ve been drinking red wine too warm for your entire life

People don’t know how to drink red wine.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/youve-drinking-red-wine-too-190739800.html;_ylt=AwrXnCXw2eZVh1sA9xOTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDNzZTI1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

Chablis, the purest form of chardonnay to enjoy

The genuine McCoy Chablis comes from a cool region of northern France, on slopes so steep that having some mountain goat genes would help in managing the vineyards and harvesting the grapes.

http://www.inforum.com/variety/3829947-world-wine-chablis-purest-form-chardonnay-enjoy

CAPTAIN MORGAN CANNON BLAST TARGETS SHOOTERS

Revealed at Diageo’s Innovation Evening last night, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is described as an “intensely delicious shot” and is a mix of Caribbean rum, natural flavours and a “bold spice blend” of citrus, chipotle and jalapeño pepper.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/09/captain-morgan-targets-shooters-with-cannon-blast/?article-source=newsletter&source=506&date=2015-09-03

DIAGEO LAUNCHES NON-ALCOHOLIC GUINNESS

As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, Guinness Zero has been launched in Indonesia after president Joko Widodo banned the sale of beer in convenience stores.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/diageo-launches-non-alcoholic-guinness/

Harpoon Brewery Using Charles River Water for New Beer

The river’s water for decades was considered so dirty that it was dangerous to consume, but that was before years of cleanup efforts

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Harpoon-Brewery-Using-Charles-River-Water-for-New-Beer–323863891.html

These Boston bars are charged with taking bribes from a beer distributor

The list of violators include: Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport, Coogan’s in the Financial District, Gather in the Seaport, Game On outside Fenway Park, and Estelle’s in the South End. All were cited in a report by ABCC investigators that was released Wednesday.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/2015/09/02/these-boston-bars-are-charged-with-taking-bribes-from-beer-distributor/KJ8vvi6M2ZFjutVVkDR1SJ/story.html

Trinchero Adds Silk, New “Soft Red Blend,” To Ménage à Trois

Trinchero Family Estates is launching Ménage a Trois Silk, characterized as a soft red wine intended to take advantage of ongoing strength in the red blend category. A blend of Pinot Noir, Malbec and Petite Sirah, Silk is seen as a lighter, softer, companion to Ménage à Trois Midnight, the highly successful darker red blend introduced last year. Both retail at around $14 a 750-ml. In announcing the launch, Ménage à Trois marketing director Mark Dunlea noted that the red blend category was up 16% in Nielsen channels in the 52 weeks through June 20, and is close to becoming a $1 billion segment in the scan environment. Ménage à Trois rose 12% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Cause and Effect: the “Why” behind Deductive Tasting

Here are potential cause-effect relationships for all the criteria in the deductive grid.

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

What’s the Point of Scoring Wines?

A wine’s character changes almost daily, and taste is subjective—so is giving them marks a pointless exercise?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-point-of-scoring-wines-1441359906

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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

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

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

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December 8th

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Medway Community Education

 

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All About Pinot Noir Adventure

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

 

 

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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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

7-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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.

8-Jim-Beam-Apple-Franklin-Liquors

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:

9-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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.

10-vino-santo-grape-brick-Franklin-Liquors

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:

11-smoky-aromas-found-in-wine-Franklin-Liquors

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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How To attend and join

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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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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New Wine Review Search

Our Friends At Quini Have Updated Their Website.

Now You Can Search Wine Reviews Not Needing To Log In.

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Grower Champagne: 10 estates to know

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

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

Sierra Nevada Launches Videogame For New Beer

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

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

Wine Industry Growth Declining as Competition Heats Up

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‘TABLET’ HIP FLASK PROJECT SEEKS KICKSTARTER FUNDING

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

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

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

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

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

Several US wines recalled from Russian market over harmful chemicals

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

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

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

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

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

Boozy ginger ale and orange soda: MillerCoors is on board

Now here comes hard soda.

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

SAZERAC SUES BREWERY OVER FIREBALL TRADEMARK

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

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

Can You Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

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

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

Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee And Wine?

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

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

Peanut butter beer coming soon from Pawtucket’s Foolproof Brewery

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

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

THE MÂCONNAIS: GOOD VALUE WHITE BURGUNDY

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

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

An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

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

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

HOW IS GLUTEN-FREE BEER MADE?

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

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

10 Pumpkin Beers Making Fall Flavor A Summer Staple

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

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

New Serpent Bite

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

Does Sound Affect the Way We Taste?

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

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

6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

Biggest wine myths out there and clear up any lingering misconceptions

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

Bud Light Launches New NFL Team-Specific Cans Campaign

Pats Cans Are In Stock!!

https://youtu.be/pK4Uad1A5SY

Seafood Beers: 10 Strange Beers with Algae to Whale

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

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

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BOOZE AT FAST FOOD CHAINS

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How to Become a Wine Connoisseur

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

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

Enthusiast’s Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

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

FYI Pats Now Charge $9

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CANNABIS-INFUSED BEER LAUNCHED IN US

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

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

HEAVEN HILL ACQUIRES DEEP EDDY VODKA

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

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

We need a better way to describe wine

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

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

11 OBSCURE GRAPES YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

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

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

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

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

Now, there’s a Pop-Tart beer

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

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

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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 Facebook Beacon Is Installed!

Facebook Bluetooth beacons send information to smartphones and tablets that come in range with them. Inside Facebook, users will see “place tips,” including greetings and links to pages for locations they’re exploring.

Place Tips will deliver information derived from the locations’ Facebook pages, above the news feeds on users’ smartphones. For now, the service is free for businesses, but Facebook said it could one day sell ads tied to the information, giving it another way to make ads more personal, and potentially relevant.

When you stop in open Your Facebook. The top of your news feed will have our Facebook information.

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A beer company launches near South Station

An open-concept office building in the middle of the city is a strange place for a beer company

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Wine is the ‘most dangerous’ drug on the market

Australia’s ‘most dangerous’ drug can be cheaper than bottled water, deadlier than crystal meth and more socially destructive than cigarettes; it targets the young, the poor and the most addicted.

http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/07/22/dangerous-drug-market/

Local MA Cider

Salem, Massachusetts’ Far From The Tree cider house has partnered with distributor Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) to expand availability throughout the Bay State. The cider company had previously self-distributed around the North Shore and greater Boston area. Far From The Tree was founded in 2013 and produces a line of small-batch, traditional and craft hard cider from 100% Massachusetts pressed apples. MBA’s network includes distributors Merrimack, Burke, Colonial, Commercial and Atlas.

Exploring the Wines of Montefalco

Montefalco is a small mountain village in the province of Perugia in Umbria almost exactly half way down the boot,  in the middle of the peninsula.

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http://www.novacadamatre.com/exploring-the-wines-of-montefalco/

Inside Anheuser-Busch’s craft beer deals

But recently a new trend is starting to impact the marketplace: Goliath is spending big money to bring David over to its side.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/24/inside-anheuser-buschs-craft-beer-deals.html

The Daily Meal Uncorks the 101 Best Wineries in America in 2015

The world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 101 Best Wineries in America.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/07/27/daily-meal-101-best-us-wineries/

Why the sommelier watches how you attack the bread basket

Not to make you self-conscious, but next time you sit down at a restaurant table, you might suspect you’re being watched.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-the-sommelier-watches-how-you-attack-the-bread-basket/2015/07/25/ede8d190-2fd3-11e5-97ae-30a30cca95d7_story.html

How to visualize wine

The story behind Wine Folly, a website-cum-blog-cum-graphic design business that’s introducing wine to a Millennial audience the digital way – with lots of visuals.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-visualize-wine

What you can learn about wine from the makers

What they themselves have learned about it and how better to appreciate it.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/07/27/3737092_what-you-can-learn-about-wine.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

These 11 brewers make over 90% of all U.S. beer

U.S. beer market in which exactly nine companies controlled 90% of all beer sold here in 2014, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-11-brewers-make-over-90-of-all-us-beer-2015-07-27?mod=latestnews

Inside Wine: Beauty in the Bottle

Are these photographs of wine merely abstract beauty or can they tell us more?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sondra-barrett/inside-wine-beauty-in-the-bottle_b_7872394.html

A new approach to training wine experts

Aroxa capsules are designed to teach wine professionals how to identify specific flavor and aroma compounds.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-approach-training-wine-experts

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/27/linfield-college-adds-online-wine-certificates.aspx

Does Alcohol Go Bad? Yep, So Here’s How Long You Have To Finish Off Your Favorite Booze

Booze does go bad, so contrary to popular belief, you don’t have forever to finish off that bottle of sherry you inexplicably have stashed away in the back of your liquor cabinet.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/99585-does-alcohol-go-bad-yep-so-heres-how-long-you-have-to-finish-off-your-favorite

The most popular liquor in every state

Every drinker has his or her poison of choice, but it turns out that every state does, too.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-popular-liquor-in-every-state-2015-7

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

As extravagant tasting notes have become de rigeur in the marketing world, they’ve also arguably lost their practical function as consumer guides.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/is-there-a-better-way-to-talk-about-wine

Winetasting Terminology

The purpose of each of the charts below is to link the chemical causes of distinctive wine aromas to the potential descriptions we can use to describe these elements

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http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/04/02/winetasting-terminology-the-poetry-and-the-prose

5 Great Things That Beer Does for America

What the beer industry does for all of us, including employing millions of people and generating billions in economic output.

http://time.com/money/3976822/beer-jobs-taxes-sales/

PREMIUM SAKE LATEST TREND TO HIT US

A Maine resident has produced his own sake and is set to release it in the US, believing premium rice wine to be “an untapped market.”

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/craft-sake-is-latest-trend-in-us/

BLUE WINE: THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE WINE COLOR SPECTRUM

The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue vino.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/blue-wine-the-latest-addition-to-the-wine-color-spectrum/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fee6a24a58-July_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fee6a24a58-38937345

10 facts you didn’t know about Spanish wine

Wine blogger Timmer Brown lifts the lid on everything you (probably) didn’t know about Spanish vino.

http://www.thelocal.es/20150729/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-spanish-wine

Midnight Cellars celebrates 20 years

One of the truly great family vineyards! Always in stock!

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http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/midnight-cellars-celebrates-20-years/39501/

Coppola Launches Vendetta, A New Red Blend

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled Vendetta, a new California red blend retailing at $24.95. Making its debut with a 2013 vintage, Vendetta is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County and 34% Malbec from Monterey County. The new entry will be available at retail and on-premise. Geyserville, California-based Francis Ford Coppola Winery also produces the FC Reserve, Director’s Cut, Diamond Collection, Gia by Gia Coppola, Sofia and Rosso & Bianco brands, among others.

PRODUCER RELEASES CHIPOTLE PEPPER WHISKEY

Rogue Ales and Spirits has launched Rogue Chipotle Whiskey, a new small-batch expression distilled with chipotle peppers.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/producer-releases-chipotle-pepper-flavoured-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=483&date=2015-07-31

ROOIBOS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO SULPHUR?

A winery in Stellenbosch is channelling the antioxidant properties of South Africa’s native rooibos plant to avoid adding sulphur to its wines.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/rooibos-an-alternative-to-sulphur/

Our Very Best Summer Wine Cocktails

Summer cocktails should be light and crazy refreshing.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/our-very-best-summer-wine-cocktails/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How Much Wine Should You Pour In A Glass?

You May Not Agree With What Experts Have To Say

http://www.bustle.com/articles/100781-how-much-wine-should-you-pour-in-a-glass-you-may-not-agree-with-what-experts

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF SICILY

The wines of Sicily have a true personality all their own and are often quite affordable.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/intro-wines-of-sicily-guide-with-map/

20 Amazingly Simple Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

Food wines are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are they affordable, but they will make things taste better.

14-fw-wine-and-food-pairing-franklin-liquors

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/20-amazingly-simple-food-and-wine-pairing-ideas/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=db8e13ffd3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-db8e13ffd3-62472929&mc_cid=db8e13ffd3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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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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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Brewed With Lobsters

Wine Complexity

 

AND MORE!

Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon – a paradise for Pinot

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

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

What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?

Chemists investigate the science behind the hype

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

Red wine without the headache

Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines

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

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

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

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

‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING

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

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

New Bacardi

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

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US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN

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

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

Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer

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

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

This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About

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

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

How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry

Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:

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

35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

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

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

Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt

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

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

Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts

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

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

US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE

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

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

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

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3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine

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

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

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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Can wine complexity make you think more?

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

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

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

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

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

How to spot faults in wine

Here’s how to determine faults in wine.

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

How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback

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

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

The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted

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

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

Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade

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

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

MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN

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

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

Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money

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

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

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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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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MAP

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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Table

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Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-18-15

July 18, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Story

All About Residual Sugar

 

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UPS Begins Shipping to Massachusetts

UPS has announced they are open for wine shipping services in Massachusetts.  Shipments to Massachusetts began on February 1st when FedEx received the proper permits and began shipping. Now both of the major carriers are operational in MA.

http://www.shipcompliant.com/blog/2015/07/09/ups-begins-shipping-to-massachusetts/

Restaurant wine lists: How to choose wisely

Yes, restaurant wine lists are overpriced. Here, a top sommelier offers three tips to ordering a good bottle (without breaking the bank).

Pouring a drink

Pouring a drink

http://fortune.com/2015/07/09/restaurant-wine-list/

So, What Type of Wine Person Are You?

How does one get started? Well, the first question you can consider is why you want to learn about wine. There are two basic routes you can go to answer this question:

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http://winefolly.com/review/learn-wine-drink-as-you-go/

Champagne guide: where to eat, drink and sleep in France’s newest World Heritage Site

As the Champagne region celebrates being awarded Unesco World Heritage status, Anthony Peregrine offers a guide for the best vineyards, champagne houses and bars, and hotels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/11729839/Champagne-guide-where-to-eat-drink-and-sleep-in-Frances-newest-World-Heritage-Site.html

Hugel wines: a taste of Alsace

Famille Hugel boasts three generations of top notch winemakers; Victoria Moore eagerly awaits their latest riesling and gewürztraminer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/drinking_and_dining/78033/hugel-wines-a-taste-of-alsace.html

The Power Of A Good Wine Label: It Sells More Wine

It’s a simple truth: most of us purchase wine based on our instant reaction to the wine label.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/07/10/how-important-is-the-wine-label-in-selling-more-wine/

Letting the Wine Flow, Free of Charge

At Taste Wine Company in the East Village, all the wine is available to sample

http://www.wsj.com/articles/letting-the-wine-flow-free-of-charge-1436469245

Why rosé is in the pink

There’s an increasingly wide range of rosés around these days, from light, pale styles to heftier, dark numbers. So which ones are worth your attention?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/09/rose-wine-supermarket-merchant-review

Can Busch Non-Alcoholic Beer Get You Drunk?

Yes, Busch Non-Alcoholic does, in fact, contain small amounts of alcohol. Their official website pegs the exact number as a wimpy 0.4 percent—about a tenth of the amount found in Robitussin

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/can-busch-non-alcoholic-beer-get-you-drunk-1708862062

The story behind Not Your Father’s Root Beer

SOMETHING smells about Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and I’m not talking about the heavy dose of vanilla extract that flavors the suddenly popular brew.

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http://www.joesixpack.net/2015/07/02/the-story-behind-not-your-fathers-root-beer/

Bacardi Rolls Out Bonnie Rose White Whiskey

Bacardi Ltd. has unveiled Bonnie Rose, a new Tennessee white corn whiskey brand. Produced using an 80% white corn mash and copper pot stills, the Bonnie Rose lineup makes its debut with a pair of 35%-abv fruit flavored entries, Orange Peel and Spiced Apple. Both retail at around $19 a bottle. The range, which is being backed by a digital content series throughout the summer and fall, will initially launch across Nashville, Tennessee, with a nationwide expansion to follow shortly after. Along with Bonnie Rose, Bacardi’s American whiskey portfolio includes the Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon range.

Are we brainwashed by wine prices and ratings?

How much of what we perceive or think about wine is a mind trick – much less real than we may suspect?

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/are-we-brainwashed-by-wine-prices-and-ratings

Residual sugar in wine is a matter of taste

There are a few reasons why you will find residual sugar in your wine, whether it is unfermented sugars from harvested grapes or sugar that’s added after the fermentation is complete.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/residual-sugar-in-wine-is-a-matter-of-taste

TOP 10 WINE MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD

If you would rather be soaking up the culture and sipping wine than languishing on a sun lounger this summer make a plan to visit one of these wine museums, which range from the state-of-the-art to the brilliantly quaint.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/top-10-wine-museums-of-the-world/

Board denies liquor permit

Another MA town denied license based on “Public need”!!

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_28480427/board-denies-liquor-permit

Is wine becoming sweeter?

“Sweet,” in fact, is the only wine descriptor that’s managed to stick with us through the past two millennia.

http://palatepress.com/2015/07/wine/is-wine-becoming-sweeter/

6 delicious new foods with booze snuck in

Here are some of our favorite new alcohol-infused treats and how best to enjoy them.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-booze-infused-specialty-foods-160034709.html;_ylt=AwrC1THR7qRVUB0AEluTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXI2NTM2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

8 Ways To Catch a Lie on a Whiskey Label

American whiskey labels suck. Worse, they can be misleading. Here’s your easy guide to decoding them.

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http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a36284/false-whiskey-label-guide/

Heineken bottle keeps beer liquid during freezing

Heineken has developed a new bottle made from ultra-resistant polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that can chill beer in sub-zero conditions without the consequence of freezing.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/heineken-bottle-keeps-beer-liquid-during-freezing/

KNOW YOUR FRENCH BRANDY: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COGNAC & ARMAGNAC

Cognac and Armagnac are both French brandies made from white wine grapes.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/brandy-differences-between-cognac-armagnac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=677f56d9bd-July_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-677f56d9bd-38937345

A Guide to Italy’s Prosecco Road

Cheaper than Champagne, and often just as good, Prosecco is made in a tourist-free region of Italy that’s well worth a visit.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-13/a-guide-to-italy-prosecco-road

Making wine in a war zone: Syria’s ‘dream’ vineyard

Domaine de Bargylus is Syria’s only commercial winery, producing quality wine despite the country’s bitter civil war. It is run by brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, whose father dreamt of owning a vineyard in Syria.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33450300

Jack Daniel’s Launches First Barrel Proof Whiskey; Woodford Debuts Distillery Series

Brown-Forman has unveiled Barrel Proof, the latest entry in its Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection. Aged in charred white American oak, each barrel of Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof is exposed to a range of temperature variations, resulting in a whiskey that hovers between 125-140 proof. The new Single Barrel offering will be available nationwide starting in August, retailing at around $65 a 750-ml. The newcomer marks the second iteration in Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel lineup, following the launch of Single Barrel Select, a 94-proof single barrel Tennessee whiskey.

In a related development, Brown-Forman is adding a special Distillery Series to its Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand, beginning late this month with the release of two whiskies: Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux. Both new products will be offered at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky at $50 a 375-ml. Looking forward, Woodford plans to release up to three Distillery Series whiskies annually.

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WOODFORD RESERVE DEBUTS NEW DISTILLERY SERIES

The brand will release up to three small batch expressions in its new Distillery Series concurrently at different times throughout the year, ranging from finished whiskeys to straight Bourbons and other “unique spirits”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/woodford-reserve-debuts-new-distillery-series/?article-source=newsletter&source=472&date=2015-07-16

Understanding Paso Robles Wine (w/ Maps)

Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing AVA. Since 2000, the number of bonded wineries has grown from 50 to over 200, driven by growth in ownership by small family-owned producers.

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-paso-robles-wine-w-maps/

Make Beer Popsicles from Your Favorite Can of Beer, No Mold Required

These pops are refreshing and easy to make, and can be made without even pouring your brew from its can.

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/how-make-ice-pops-beer?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=%20beer

 

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Interactive Technology While You Shop:

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Food And Wine Pairings

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Fall SCHEDULE SOON

 

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

 

Franklin, MA

Fall Schedule Soon!

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

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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 07-04-15

July 4, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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HAPPY 4TH!!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Winemakers Use Of Pomace

July 4th Beer Pairings

Visual Of Liquor Flavors

 

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WINE SULFITES ARE FINE, BUT HERE’S HOW TO REMOVE THEM ANYWAY

Is there a way they can be removed from wine after it’s already in the bottle?

1-sulfites-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/wine-sulfites-fine-heres-remove-anyway/

Sam Adams is about to be kicked out of the ‘craft beer’ category

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 1562) that would not only cut excise taxes imposed on brewers, but would finally settle who’s a craft brewer and who isn’t.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sam-adams-is-about-to-be-kicked-out-of-the-craft-beer-category-2015-06-25

THE 100-YEAR-OLD LOOPHOLE THAT MAKES CALIFORNIA CHAMPAGNE LEGAL

The loophole that makes these labels legal is the result of a fight that began in the trenches of the first World War, with roots going back to the nineteenth century.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/

Sulphur-free wine tastes great but isn’t made to last

Sulphur has been used as a preservative and disinfectant in winemaking for thousands of years.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/food-wine/sulphur-free-wine-tastes-great-but-isnt-made-to-last/story-fni42zuf-1227414445004

Why your Fourth of July plans should include sherry

What many European explorers also brought was sherry, a fortified Spanish wine

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-your-fourth-of-july-drinking-plans-should-include-sherry/2015/06/28/49f6d2b6-1ab7-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html

4 Reasons to Choose Organic Wine

There may be a few surprises hiding under the cork, however. Incidental ingredients like pesticides, allergens and animal proteins may be contaminating your wine.

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http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1407658-4-reasons-to-choose-organic-wine/

Top Chinese Wines Have Gone From Bad to Good. Will They Become Great?

People outside China don’t know much about these wines because so few have been exported.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-26/top-chinese-wines-have-gone-from-bad-to-good-will-they-become-great-

Sulfite Remover to Lower the Chemical Levels in Wine

A disposable filter could be the perfect answer for those who don’t like preservatives in their glass.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/06/sulfite-remover-to-take-the-headache-out-of-wine

AppSnap: Make It Magnifique pairs cheese and wine

A new app called Make It Magnifique takes the guesswork out of choosing

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http://www.grandforksherald.com/accent/food/3775261-appsnap-make-it-magnifique-pairs-cheese-and-wine

The Wine, Beer & Burger Pairing App

Whether your grilling on your backyard BBQ or ordering in from your favorite burger joint, different burgers call for different wines and beers.

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What beer styles are selling best

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VODKA BRAND CLAIMS TO INCREASE SEXUAL DESIRE

The small batch Florida-based vodka brand has claimed that by the “power of suggestion” inferred from its name, having a bottle of Lust Vodka on your table “naturally increases one’s sexual desire” adding “emotional elements of anticipation and seduction”.

In addition, Lust claim that studies show high alcohol consumption increases levels of testosterone and estradiol in women, causing them to have more interest in sex.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/vodka-brand-claims-to-increase-sexual-desire/?article-source=newsletter&source=459&date=2015-06-30

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Patrón launches Citrónge Mango liqueur in US

Patrón Citrónge Mango, available from this month in the US, is crafted from the highest-quality Ataulfo mangos from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas.

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New Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has partnered with Germany’s Brauhaus Riegele on the first offering in what will be a recurring Oktoberfest series. Beginning this year, Sierra Nevada will partner with a different German brewery on an Oktoberfest brew each fall. The inaugural collaborative Oktoberfest beer with Riegele will be available in the U.S. from August-October. It’s a 6%-abv brew that will roll out in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft.

New Hard Root beer

Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice, birch, and a touch of sassafras, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.

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The Cheapest Cities Worldwide To Drink A Beer [Infographic]

Where in the world will you get the best bang for your buck when it comes to a bottle of beer?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/06/30/the-cheapest-cities-worldwide-to-drink-a-beer-infographic/

9 Things To Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

These easy, breezy drinks will satisfy your thirst while adding some flavor to your relaxing day by the pool.

https://www.yahoo.com/food/9-things-to-drink-this-summer-if-you-hate-beer-122433772862.html

11 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY IN A WINE SHOP

Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to love wine without learning a completely different language. But that doesn’t mean you should walk into your local wine shop sounding like a total chump.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-talk-about-wine-wine-phrases

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-2015-7#ixzz3eiwSS2hi

Constellation Brands Will Acquire Meiomi Wine Brand

“Today, we are also announcing that we have agreed to purchase the Meiomi wine brand, which is a high-growth, high-margin, scale brand that can be effectively integrated into our powerful portfolio of wine brands,” said Sands. Launched in 2006, Meiomi has grown from a 60,000 case brand in 2010 to almost 600,000 cases in 2014 and is experiencing IRI dollar sales growth of more than 50 percent over the last 52 weeks. Meiomi’s pinot noir is also among the fastest-growing, major pinot noir brands in the latest 12-week period. “This strong record of growth demonstrates how well the brand resonates with consumers. We are excited about Meiomi’s prospects going forward under our efficient operating structure and strong route-to-market,” added Sands. The purchase price for the brand is approximately $315 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close around the beginning of August and to be $0.03 – $0.04 accretive to EPS for fiscal 2016.

Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

Eighty-five percent of vineyards in Sonoma County, California, where JFW is located, are family owned

http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/07/kendall-jackson-goes-sustainability-gold/

‘Beertography’ captures the artistic side of beer

And that art form has a name – beertography.

http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2015/07/beertography_captures_the_arti.html

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR LIQUOR, VISUALIZED

While tastes and smells vary between each individual spirit (even within a brand!), in general, this is what you’ll sniff out and taste while drinking popular spirits.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-flavors-in-your-liquor-visualized/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d981f190a5-July_1_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d981f190a5-38937345

Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

The map tool’s panoramic views expand to include vineyards, tasting rooms and barrel cellars

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51775

YOUR GUIDE TO THE WINES OF UMBRIA, TUSCANY’S SECRET SOUTHERN COUSIN

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UNDERSTANDING CHABLIS

In the most northern part of Burgundy lies a small town (population 2366) where some of the most distinctive white wines in the world are made.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-chablis

This New Beer Pong Invention Is A Game Changer

Enter in a revolutionary new product five Brookfield brothers have invented to make your beer pong game safer and cleaner. It’s called the ”Slip Cup” and provides a way to play cleaner by shielding the player’s drink with an insert so the ball never comes into contact with your drink.

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http://patch.com/connecticut/brookfield/brookfield-brothers-amp-beer-pong-game-new-slipcup-invention-0

That Stubborn Cork! 4 Ways to Tell You’re Drinking “Cooked” Wine

No, we aren’t talking about mulled wine here; “cooked” wine or heat damaged wine has been exposed to heat levels (even at temperatures of 75 degrees fahrenheit) that cause the wine to spoil

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/britney-campbell/that-stubborn-cork-4-ways-to-tell-youre-drinking-cooked-wine_b_7708128.html

The New England Beer That Could Dethrone PBR

Maxim talked to the Narragansett CEO about how a return to tradition helped save their iconic tall boy

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http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/food-drink/article/new-england-beer-could-dethrone-pbr

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is wine healthy or not?

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Expert Craft Beer Pairings For Your Very Best 4th Of July

Whether it’s burgers and hot dogs over a charcoal flame, ribs in the smoker or s’mores over a campfire, a great American craft beer is going to take your experience to the next level.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendon-obrien/4th-of-july-beer_b_7709192.html

Sonoma County winemakers find uses for pomace

Everyone knows that juice from Sonoma County wine grapes ends up in the bottle, but what happens to the seeds, skins, stems and solid matter that are left behind after the grapes are crushed?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4009143-181/turning-wine-waste-into-gold?page=0

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