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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

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

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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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Exploring French Wines

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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 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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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-06-15

June 6, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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

We Are Live On ScanKart!!

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.

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Sit back, relax and shop for your favorite wines & spirits from this family-owned store in Franklin, MA right on your Phone and Online.

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Lady Bug Trek Starts Next Week!

A small business scavenger hunt.

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

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

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Craft Beer Candles

Madeira Food Pairing

 

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Anheuser-Busch pulls the brakes on beer for storm relief

Known for delivering ice, cold beer, Anheuser-Busch is trucking something different to emergency responders in Texas and Oklahoma. The company stopped its run of beer at its Cartersville, Georgia brewery, and are producing cans of water instead.

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http://wric.com/2015/05/29/anheuser-busch-pulls-the-brakes-on-beer-for-storm-relief/

CRAFT BEER CANDLES

Each candle is hand poured in New Jersey with 12oz of Soy Wax in a beer-can style glass that can be used for brews after the 60 hour burn time and some cleaning.

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http://coolmaterial.com/home/craft-beer-scented-candles/

Newmark Cornish & Carey Wine Services and Williams & Williams to Auction Chatom Vineyards and Winery

The approximately 775-acre property will be offered in two parcels at auction with equipment and bottled estate wine inventory included for beginning immediate operations.

https://www.morningstar.com/news/pr-news-wire/PRNews_20150529DA21011/newmark-cornish-carey-wine-services-and-williams-williams-to-auction-chatom-vineyards-and-winery.html

New Yuengling

  1. G. Yuengling & Son will introduce a new seasonal beer, Yuengling India Pale Lager, in November. According to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery—the largest craft brewer in the country, as per the Brewers Association—the IPL will be available in six-packs and on draft, and will be priced slightly above its flagship lager brand. The IPL will join Yuengling’s other seasonals, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen, introduced last year, and Oktoberfest, launched in 2011, while the brewery’s Spring Seasonal Bock has been discontinued. Yuengling IPL features four hops varieties and contains 5% alcohol by volume and 60 IBUs. IPLs—an emerging beer style that is a variant of the surging India pale ale (IPA) format—capitalize on renewed interest in lagers and pilsners by craft brewers and craft beer drinkers. Other brewers marketing IPLs include Boston Beer Co. and Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abbey Brewing.

 

ALL ABOUT BORDEAUX

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http://demystifiedvine.com/2015/05/31/all-about-bordeaux/

Charlie Baker not a fan of proposed Boston alcohol tax

He does not support a proposal currently circulating through the Boston City Council that would pay for recovery programs through a new local tax on alcohol.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/06/charlie_taxes_recovery.html

10 Types of Moms You Meet in the Liquor Store

Here’s who to be on the lookout for:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/being_a_mom/186246/10_types_of_moms_you?ct=slider_5

Gronk was in National Honors Society, misses teammates, never drinks wine

We Miss Tom Brady Shopping For Wine!

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25202032/gronk-was-in-national-honors-society-misses-his-teammates-and-never-drinks-wine

New Oak Aged Absolut

Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Absolut Oak seeks to capitalize on the trend toward consumption of oak-aged brown spirits like whisk(e)y. The innovation play comes as Pernod Ricard USA has been trying to emphasize the higher-end Absolut Elyx offshoot in a bid to premiumize. Absolut, still the U.S. market’s top imported vodka brand, just ahead of Svedka, slipped 7% to 4.1 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, and is down about half a million cases since 2012, amid tough competition from fast-rising Tito’s, among others. Meanwhile, Pernod says it’s increasing focus on Martell Cognac in the U.S., where the upscale brand currently has a relatively small presence.

The science and magic of mulled wine

The origins of mulled wine are not difficult to trace. Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cover the flavors of spoilt food and drink

http://news-soft.com/2015/06/02/the-science-and-magic-of-mulled-wine/

SAUZA LAUNCHES SPICY CUCUMBER CHILI TEQUILA

The new expression is made using Sauza Silver Tequila combined with a “natural cucumber and chilli twist”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/sauza-launches-spicy-cucumber-chili-tequila/?article-source=newsletter&source=440&date=2015-06-03

New Hampshire Governor Blocks Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire

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http://www.nola.com/eat-drink/2015/06/no_baby_pictures_on_beer_bottl.html

Madeira: the Offbeat White Wine That’s Amazing with Grilled Steak

One of the greatest pairings for beef is a white you may have never heard of: Madeira.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/02/madeira-offbeat-white-wine-thats-amazing-grilled-steak

New Del’s Black Cherry

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has launched Del’s Black Cherry Shandy, the second offering in the brewery’s shandy lineup. Part of Narragansett’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up series of local collaborations, the latest shandy (4.7%-abv) is a combination of Narragansett’s Lager and black cherry juice created in collaboration with fellow Rhode Island company Del’s Lemonade. It’s available for a limited time only in Rhode Island in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for $8.99-$9.99. Narragansett’s other beers are sold in all the New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

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DRINK WINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN VINEYARD IN FRANCE

Calling all oenophiles. Now you can drink wine from your very own French vineyard, without having to lift a finger.

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/06/01/drink_wine_from_your_very_own_vineyard_in_france.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=3a1a2e7cba-LPJ_for_June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-3a1a2e7cba-55781545

Spice up your life with Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is Germanic for “spice” and hails from that region known for bouncing back between French and German rule over the last couple thousand years,

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/05/22/3570225/spice-up-your-life-with-gewurztraminer.html

Franciacorta IS NOT CHAMPAGNE!

Sadly, the comparison of Franciacorta to Champagne continues to molest consumers’ and trade’s perception of the Italian appellation like lice.

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http://dobianchi.com/2015/06/02/franciacorta-champagne-what-is-difference/

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives special pleasure from discovering the hidden gems and authentic experiences that uniquely define a place and its people.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-s-levine/12-things-you-must-see-and-do-in-the-napa-valley_b_7479550.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Bulleit Takes a Bullet

Bulleit got sued June 1

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/bulleit-takes-a-bullet

7 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR GLASS OF ROSÉ TO ANOTHER LEVEL

While a simple glass of rosé is delightful, there are several ways for you to kick your sipping up a notch.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-ways-to-take-your-glass-of-rose-to-another-level/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3196dea2ed-June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3196dea2ed-38937345

10 Ways to Tell if Your Sommelier Really Knows Wine

To evaluate the value of the advice they’re proving, keep in mind the 10 points mentioned.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/3/8723085/10-ways-to-spot-a-really-good-sommelier

Wine lovers look to bring their own vino into more MA restaurants

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own bottles into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150603/NEWS/150608485

PINNACLE INTRODUCES RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FLAVOR

With more than 40 flavors to choose from, the brand has launched its latest variant with summer in mind, and say the flavor profile is “perfect for summer cocktails and cookouts”.

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What is Port Wine?

Let’s get up to speed on this fascinating and historic sweet wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-port-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5d31b1d57c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5d31b1d57c-62472929&mc_cid=5d31b1d57c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

There are several things to know about how wine is scored before you make a purchasing decision based on a point value.

http://skepchick.org/2015/06/grading-wine-what-is-the-100-point-system/

Corsican Wines Speak a Language of Their Own

What makes Corsican wine so unusual?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/dining/corsican-wines-antoine-arena-speak-a-language-of-their-own.html?_r=0

ABSOLUT IN LAWSUIT OVER KAHFUA ‘COUNTERFEITER’

The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval

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THE 5 BOURBON STYLES YOU SHOULD DRINK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT

That being sad, navigating the exciting but often overwhelming world of bourbon can be a little much, and you might find it hard to turn yourself on to this amber spirit.

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-11-15

April 11, 2015

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

 

Lets Play Ball

Just In Time For Baseball Is A Graphic,.

The Price For A Small-Sized Beer At Every Major-League Ballpark.

GO SOX!!

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Thank You To WMRC Radio For Highlighting Our Wine Club

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This Weeks Highlights:

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Music And Wine Tasting

Sparkling Wine Guide

 

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The World’s Dirtiest Wine Names

Here’s a survey of rude wine names, in alphabetical rude-word order.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/04/03/read_the_dirty_profane_obscene_names_that_companies_give_their_wines.html

In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine

Sales figures indicate that box wines are becoming increasingly popular.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/04/in-the-bag-us-thirsty-for-box-wine

 

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Studies show music can influence which wines you buy and how they taste when you’re drinking them.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-music-change-the-way-your-wine-tastes-1428071632

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Here is a guide to help you plan your travel to some of the best wine regions in France.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/findery/best-french-regions-for-w_b_6979600.html

Anchor In Cans

  • Anchor Brewing is launching its Anchor IPA in cans for the first time. The move marks the third of Anchor’s beers to be offered in cans, with the IPA joining the brewer’s California lager and limited-release Brotherhood Steam Beer in the format. Anchor IPA began shipping nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans last month. The brewer adds that its IPA, which debuted in bottles and on draught a year ago, has gotten off to a fast start, and it expects the new canned packaging to help keep its strong momentum rolling.

HOW TO BECOME A ‘WINE EXPERT’ IN FOUR HOURS

A doctor of psychology has devised 10 simple steps which he claims can set you off on the road to becoming a wine expert in just four hours.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/how-to-become-a-wine-expert-in-four-hours/

AMRUT LAUNCHES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ WHISKY WITH ORANGE

Indian spirits producer Amrut Distilleries has launched the “world’s first ever” single malt whisky with orange, called Amrut Naarangi.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/amrut-launches-worlds-first-whisky-with-orange/?article-source=newsletter&source=396&date=2015-04-07

6 Reasons Why Wine is Confusing and What To Do About It

Wine is one of those groceries that, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. Why is wine so complicated?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-reasons-why-wine-is-confusing-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Bubbling Over

A Guide to Sparkling Wine

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http://www.fix.com/blog/sparkling-wine-by-region/

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredients

Some breweries, wineries, distilleries, tequilerias and other liquor producers have turned to all organic ingredients.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/04/05/alcohol-organic-ingredients/25330117/

Bordeaux Wine Sales in Pictures

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A standard drink in the US contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. This amount equals:

12 oz beer

8 oz malt liquor

5 oz wine

5 oz or a shot of 80 proof spirits or liquor (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey)

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CRUZAN UNVEILS BLUEBERRY LEMONADE RUM

Cruzan infused lemonade with fresh blueberries to create the newest flavour, which is made from cane molasses and tropical water, and distilled in a five-column distillation process to create the “cleanest tasting rum”.

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Slow Wine Magazine

Feb-April 2015 Edition

http://www.slowwinemagazine.com/en/numero/issue-5/

New Cavit Wine

Palm Bay International is adding a new Select Red Blend under its Cavit brand. Retailing at $9 a 750-ml. Cavit Select Red Blend is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Teroldego and Syrah from northern Italy’s Trentino region. The second-largest imported wine brand in the U.S. market, Cavit rose 1% to 3.6 million cases in 2014, according to Impact Databank.

Sake In Kegs

Free Flow Wines is introducing what it says are the first sparkling wine and sake offerings in keg format. The Napa-based wine-on-tap provider has partnered with Banfi Vintners on a national launch of Banfi’s Eufloria sparkling wine in kegs, beginning this month. Meanwhile, Vine Connections has linked with Free Flow to offer its Bushido “Way of the Warrior” Junmai Genshu sake in kegs nationally starting this fall (following a California debut this spring). Free Flow says more than 3,900 on-premise locations nationwide are now marketing wines on tap, with strong growth ongoing. The company recently told SND it shipped the equivalent of 160,000 nine-liter cases last year, representing a doubling in volume compared with 2013.

Let’s Grab a Beer… With A-B InBev

Brewer Tries Unbranded Beer Image Campaign

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/a-b-inbev-a-beer-image-campaign/297968/

CORSICA: A SECRET BEAUTY HIDING IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [INFOGRAPHIC]

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-corsica-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67fec78055-April_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67fec78055-38937345

BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2015 BEER STYLE GUIDELINES

Put together yearly by the Brewers Association, these guidelines serve as a reference tool for beer experts and judges, highlighting various beer styles.

http://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/2015-beer-style-guidelines/

CAN TEABAGS OF HOPS SAVE YOU FROM CRAPPY LIGHT BEER?

Hop Theory will sell sachets filled with hops, spices and citrus designed to infuse a pint the way you would a cup of tea.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/can-teabags-hops-save-you-crappy-light-beer

Drawing upon the senses leads to good wine memories

Thinking in pictures and shapes – rather than mere words – will lead to improved consumer sensory memories about wine

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/drawing-upon-senses-leads-good-wine-memories

Looking for Good Wine? Start With The Appellation

There are laws that govern how wine is made and labeled. Some of these laws protect the quality of the wine too. So, if you’re looking for a good wine, one way to do it is to seek out wines that are on the highest tiers of their respective quality scale.

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http://winefolly.com/review/looking-for-good-wine-start-with-the-appellation/

Top 10 Loire Valley Wine Producers

From Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin to Michel Delhommeau, here are fantastic wine producers from the Loire Valley.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/top-10-loire-valley-wine-producers

BERINGER LAUNCHES SAMPLING STRIPS

Beringer Vineyards in California is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/beringer-launches-sampling-strips/

The regions and characters to help you uncover the world of wine in Game of Thrones

Live in the magic here. Explore the wine regions from the arid Dornish Foothills, to the island of Arbor, to the Free City of Volantis. Learn what kinds of wines they make and what they’re similar to; did you know that an oaky Californian Chardonnay tastes similar to an Arbor Gold? See what the characters think of Westeros and Essos wines and discover what regions and characters you connect with. Do you align with Tyrion Lannister’s love for Arbor wines or are you more of a Lyseni and Daenerys fan?

http://www.vivino.com/news/game-of-thrones

Champagne: The Right Road

The champagne category needs to claw back its premium status to survive this competitive market. Giles Fallowfield reports

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/5328/Champagne:_The_Right_Road.html

Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

One of the oldest wine regions in the world cranks it up in the 21st Century

http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/regional-spotlight/wine-region-georgia-april-2015

Is the U.S. Poised to Run Out of Bourbon?

Examining both sides of the bourbon shortage debate.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/4/8/8367315/is-there-really-a-bourbon-shortage

Need another reason to drink beer? Water conservation

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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January 17, 2015

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

 

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin

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

Ben Franklin Has Always Been In My Life:

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

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

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Longtime User Of The Franklin Town Library

Graduate Of The Benjamin Franklin Institute In Boston

So Today Raise A Glass To A TRUE Patriot!

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The Top 10 Predicted Wine And Beer Trends of 2015

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

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

Do “hand-picked” grapes mean better wine?

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

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

Silent, motionless wine fridge created to protect fine wines

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

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

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer

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

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

US WINERIES PRESS FOR CALORIE ‘ESTIMATES’

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

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

Tickle Moonshine

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

Woman Caught Driving Drunk on Vanilla Extract

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

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

Labatt Blue the beer for USA Hockey

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

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

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

Results of SF Wine Competition

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

Wine closures market share

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Corsica: Napoleon’s Vinous Dreamscape

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

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

Charlie Hebdo wine labels: goûtez la différence!

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

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

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

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

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

A Complete Guide to the 2015 Boston Wine Expo

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

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

Giant info-graph makes wine shopping an educational experience

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

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

JIM BEAM USES PRE-PROHIBITION RECIPE FOR NEW RYE

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

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

Sierra Nevada launches into 2015 with three all new beers

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

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

LONG WORK HOURS LINKED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

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

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

Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

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

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

Cheers! Study Reveals Drinking Champagne Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s

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

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

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

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

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

Prosecco Continues to Create Confusion

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

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

What does the drop in oil prices mean for wine?

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

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

THE UNITED STATES OF ALCOHOL

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Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer

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

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

OVER 50% OF YOUNG DRIVER FATALITIES INVOLVE ALCOHOL

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

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

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine

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

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

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

Most likely you’ve not heard of glera.

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

A-B Launches Beer Home Delivery App

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

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

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

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

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

TOP 10: Snapshots of the American Wine Consumer

Source: 2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey

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

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

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

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

New Hampshire measure would allow minors on beer labels

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

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

There’s now a ‘wine’ for pregnant women

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

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

Jim Beam Extends With New Bonded Bourbon

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-27-14

December 27, 2014

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12-27-14

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

 

Hoping Your Holidays Are Going Well.

Next Week We Say Good Bye To 2014!

Our Sparkling Wines Are Stocked From All Over The World.

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Beers Americans no longer drink

American beer sales have been trending downwards in recent years

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

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

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

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

The Real Reasons Trader Joe’s Wine Is So Cheap

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

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

AMERICA’S 14 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIES PAIRED WITH WINE

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Screws put to wine corks

Industry tries to win back favor of winemakers

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

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

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

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

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

Champagne Pizza

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

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

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

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

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

VINTAGE AD ARCHIVE: WHISKEY FOR CHRISTMAS!

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

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

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

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

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

THE BEST COCKTAILS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

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

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

Chianti Wine: The Pride of Tuscany

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

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

16 majestic winter photos from Napa Valley

Here is some inspiration.

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

THE BEST WINE TO DRINK WITH CHINESE FOOD

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

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

New Rum

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

HOPHEAD VODKA

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

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

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

Champagne’s influential trade body, the CIVC

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

Film explores growth of Ky. grape/wine industry

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

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

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

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

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

What’s the Big Deal About Orange Wine?

Orange wines are white wines made like red wines.

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

The Dr. Loosen Estate

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

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

Cocktail Party Essentials: How to Curate the Perfect Bar

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-20-14

December 20, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-20-14

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

Our Holiday Gift Guide 

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New Drew Bledose Family Wine Is Here!

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From Our Family To You And Yours

Merry Christmas

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The Four Pillars of Greek Wine

Greece is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/12/14/the-four-pillars-of-greek-wine/

Natick selectmen to resume controversial liquor license hearing

Total Wine & More, a Maryland-based company with more than 100 stores across the country, hopes to open its first location in Massachusetts at the Cloverleaf Mall.

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20141214/NEWS/141218086

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20141216/NEWS/141217625/1489/FRONTPAGE/?Start=1

Profile of the US Wine Consumer

Who is the American wine consumer today? What types of wine do they prefer and where do they purchase their wine?

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http://lizthach.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/profile-of-the-us-wine-consumer/

New Sutter Home

California winemaker Sutter Home Family Vineyards, part of the Trinchero Family Estates group, has launched a new red blend simply called Sutter Home Red Blend. The new release is made from California Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It’s packaged with a distinctive black label—a look that has become a prevailing trend among recent California red wine releases. Sutter Home Red Blend has a suggested retail price of $6.99 and is available nationwide.

BAR PROSECUTED FOR NEAR-FATAL LIQUID NITROGEN COCKTAIL

Court proceedings have started against a bar that served an 18-year-old girl a liquid nitrogen cocktail which led to doctors removing her stomach.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/bar-prosecuted-for-near-fatal-liquid-nitrogen-cocktail/?article-source=newsletter&source=324&date=2014-12-16

THE SCOTCH BRANDS TO WATCH IN 2015

Only time will tell if Scotch whisky can claw back sales after a year of decline, but which will be the three brands worth keeping an eye on in 2015?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/the-scotch-brands-to-watch-in-2015/?article-source=newsletter&source=324&date=2014-12-16

New Spanish Cava

Spanish Cava brand Segura Viudas has debuted a new Gran Cuvée Reserva and updated the packaging across its line. The newest offering is a hand-harvested blend of Spain’s Macabeo and Parellada grapes as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which is aged on the lees in the winery’s subterranean caves. Gran Cuvée Reserva ($14) joins the estate’s top cuvee, Reserva Heredad ($25), as well as Brut, Brut Rosé and Extra Dry (all $10). The line is also receiving a new modern packaging design prominently featuring the Segura Viudas crest that celebrates the winery’s history. Segura Viudas is owned and operated by Spain’s Ferrer family of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia and imported by Freixenet USA.

New report: Wine will always have a place at the table

Wine Market Council conducted two online discussion groups to gain insight into the relationship of wine, craft beer and cocktails.

http://napavalleyregister.com/star/business/new-report-wine-will-always-have-a-place-at-the/article_e49220f5-d339-5104-8cd5-209f61c5a6b9.html

 

Selectmen Give 10-Day Liquor License Suspension to Waxy O’Connor’s

The establishment will serve a 10-day suspension with three days being a Friday or Saturday.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/selectmen-give-10-day-liquor-license-suspension-waxy-oconners-0

Limited Edition Dress Shoe Hides A Bottle Of Scotch In Its Heel

British shoemaker Oliver Sweeney has partnered with legendary scotch whiskey producer Johnnie Walker for a limited collaboration dress shoe.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/oliver-sweeney-johnnie-walker-shoe-2014-12

Big Y opens Table & Vine Fine Wines, Spirits and Beer at Boston Road supermarket in Wilbraham

Big Y Foods Inc. has opened its fourth Table & Vine Fine Wines, Spirits and Beer location, within the Big Y supermarket at 2035 Boston Road in Wilbraham.

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/12/big_y_opens_table_vine_fine_wines_spirit.html

Chow Bella’s Quick Holiday Guide to Sparkling Wine

Hey, did you know that Champagne can only be called Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region of France? If it’s not, it’s just called sparkling wine.

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http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2014/12/chow_bellas_quick_holiday_guide_to_sparkling_wine.php

Drinks to make your spirits bright

In addition to good food, glogg, mulled wine, colorful cocktails and festive punches can help bolster most everyone’s holiday spirit.

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http://www.mywebtimes.com/life/drinks-to-make-your-spirits-bright/article_08c258c9-2cdc-56a6-8bb7-eb5431a570d7.html

A beer for the Hanukkah holiday

After nearly two decades of producing He’Brew brand Jewish beers, Shmaltz Brewing Co. has finally brewed a special beer for Hanukkah.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2014/12/16/next-round-chanukah-beer/20462037/

America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years.

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/12/17/americas-fastest-growing-beer-brands/

Peppermint beer? Try these 5 offbeat holiday flavors

Pumpkin is out. Peppermint is in. It’s time to warm your belly with seasonal flavors.

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http://www.indystar.com/story/life/food/2014/12/16/local-beers-winter/20261037/

 

DIAGEO WINS TRADEMARK BATTLE

A Texas court has ruled in favour of Diageo and against a Canadian whiskey rival in a trademark lawsuit over its Crown Royal brand.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/diageo-wins-trademark-battle-with-us-rival/

Jackson Family Buys South African Vineyard

Jackson Family Wines, which owns more than 20,000 acres of vineyards in California and around the world, is expanding to a new wine region: South Africa. Wine Spectator has learned the company is buying Fijnbosch farm, which includes 20 acres of vines in the Banghoek Valley, a ward in the prominent Stellenbosch region, according to a spokesperson for the firm.

Jackson Family is planning to release 1,000 cases of a Chardonnay called Capensis made from the farm’s 2013 vintage, co-produced with vintner Antony Beck, a local whose family owns Graham Beck Wines. The purchase price for the farm, which totals 121 acres of land overall, was not disclosed. The deal continues a wave of expansion for the company, which has recently added vineyards in Oregon and California.

The Engelage family is selling the property, located near Bartinney and Thelema Mountain Vineyards, two top producers. Until now, they have sold the grapes to other wineries, including Jackson Family. South African wines have improved markedly and steadily in the past decade, though annual exports to the U.S. have plateaued at around 1 million cases

New Moonshine

Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Sugarlands Distilling Company is adding to its lineup of moonshine offerings with the release of American Peach, created with TV personality Mark Rogers. Rogers, who appears on the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” program, is the second personality to participate in Sugarlands’ Legends Series, following Jim Tom Hedrick. Sugarlands Shine American Peach ($25 a 750-ml. jar) will roll out in mid-January 2015 at retail in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota and Florida. American Peach marks the distillery’s first 70-proof moonshine and joins other products including Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash, Jim Tom Hedrick’s Unaged Rye, Appalachian Apple Pie, Blockader’s Blackberry, Butterscotch Gold, Old Fashioned Lemonade and Southern Sweet Tea.

New Harpoon Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has released Tuscan Pool Party—a new wine grape-infused beer—as part of its limited edition 100 Barrel Series. Created as part of a collaboration between Harpoon’s Charlie Cummings and Italian brewer Moreno Ercolani, Tuscan Pool Party is brewed with a Sangiovese and Merlot grape juice blend and Amarillo dry hops, then aged on oak spirals. The 7.6%-abv offering is currently offered in 22-ounce bottles, as well as on limited draft. Tuscan Pool Party is the 52nd installment in Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series, which offers individual Harpoon brewers the opportunity to formulate a new recipe and brew a one-off beer.

COGNAC THE SPIRIT

Today more than 21,000 people work to produce and market 130 million bottles a year which are sold in more than 100 countries

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/16/cognac_the_spirit.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=c957afde64-LPJ_for_December_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-c957afde64-55781545

THE HISTORY OF CHAMPAGNE SABERING

So who was the ‘genius’ to first sabre a bottle of Champagne?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/history-champagne-sabering/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0a9afbf5e7-Deceber_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0a9afbf5e7-38937345

10 Things Every Self-Respecting Wine Lover Should Know About Prosecco

Today, exports of Prosecco rival those of Champagne, in both volume and sales numbers.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2014/12/best_prosecco_houston_christmas.php

6 things to know about Sauternes, Bordeaux’s liquid gold

The holiday season is a time to indulge, and Sauternes — the sweet white wine from France’s Bordeaux region — is a perfect fit.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/12/15/6-things-to-know-about-sauternes-bordeauxs-liquid-gold/

The Art of Davis Bynum Blending: A Pinot Noir Clonal Lesson

Pinot Noir, a widely known grape, has several sub-varieties, referred to as “clones.”

http://www.dallaswinechick.com/the-art-of-davis-bynum-blending-a-pinot-noir-clonal-lesson/

DEAD SPIDER FOUND IN SMIRNOFF VODKA

Diageo has launched an investigation after a dead spider was found floating inside a bottle of Smirnoff vodka.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/dead-spider-found-in-smirnoff-vodka-bottle/

FedEx will begin shipping wine to Massachusetts on February 1st

FedEx announced today that, effective Feb. 1, 2015, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will open the state of Massachusetts for legal shipments of alcoholic beverages

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2014/12/17/fedex-will-begin-shipping-wine-massachusetts-febuary-1st/#sthash.WiyGEuPh.dpuf

17 Bottles Of Liquor That Make Amazing Gifts

Business Insider reached out to our friends in the booze business

http://www.businessinsider.com/bottles-of-liquor-to-give-as-gifts-2014-12

Will Liquor Laws OK Drinks in Mass. Assisted Living?

In Massachusetts, alcohol in assisted living may soon become a reality, according to local reports this week on a state bill that has recently passed in Massachusetts’ Senate.

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2014/12/17/will-liquor-laws-ok-drinks-mass-assisted-living/

9 of the Year’s Best Red Wine Values

Food And Wines

Here are nine of my favorite red wine values from the past year of tasting, from wine regions around the world.

We Have Foxglove and Columbia Crest In Stock!

Other Damilano Wines In Stock As Well.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2014/12/17/9-great-red-buys

Gallo Releases Data On Consumer Wine Drinking

E & J Gallo Winery’s Consumer Wine Trends Survey asked where, when and how Americans are enjoying wine.

http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/12/10/gallo-releases-data-on-consumer-wine-drinking/2910/

New Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin

35 Maple Street Spirits of Sonoma, California has spiced up their portfolio with Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin, a new handcrafted gin infused with red peppers, black peppers and pimento. All-natural and gluten-free, Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin is available nationally for a suggested retail price of $39 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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MA Jack’s Abby Announces Brewery Expansion

Jack’s Abby, one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing craft breweries, is set to embark on a major expansion that will more than triple its brewing capacity.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/jacks-abby-announces-brewery-expansion

Life with Wine: Oral Hygiene

How wine lovers can maintain a healthy white smile

http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/wine-tips/red-wine-white-teeth-december-2014

The Inside Scoop on How Wines Make the Wine Spectator Top 100 List

Everyone loves lists, and for wine lovers the only list is the Wine Spectator Top 100 that comes out near the end of every year – and has been since 1988.

http://radio.foxnews.com/2014/12/18/the-inside-scoop-on-how-wines-make-the-wine-spectator-top-100-list/

How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world’s future energy needs

Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed,

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http://phys.org/news/2014-12-physics-champagne-world-future-energy.html

Wine Books Make Perfect Last-Minute Gifts

A round up of some cracking reads and essential guides for wine lovers.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/12/wine-books-make-perfect-last-minute-gifts

PAPPY VAN WINKLE 20YO TOPS CONSUMER RATINGS

Buffalo Trace’s coveted Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old is the whisky most highly rated by consumers, a new report has revealed.

Pappy is the most requested item we can NEVER get!

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/12/pappy-van-winkle-20yo-tops-consumer-ratings/?article-source=newsletter&source=327&date=2014-12-19

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-06-14

December 6, 2014

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12-06-14

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

 

This Week We Hosted Franklin Adult Education With Big Y Supermarket.

Holiday Desserts And Wine Tasting.

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 Coming Next Week 2015 Medway Adult Education Winter Classes

 Our Franklin Wine Club Had First Annual Holiday Party At Davio’s Patriot Place

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Wine Scented Clothes

Best Beers Of 2014

 

AND MORE!

Lovely bubbly in the Champagne region of France

CHAMPAGNE. The word needs little explanation to any adult and is almost guaranteed to conjure up a memory or two.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/travel/bigread/lovely-bubbly-in-the-champagne-region-of-france-299920.html

Why shiraz/viognier is the perfect red wine for beginners

This unique blend of grapes hales from France in the Northern Rhone region just south of Burgundy

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http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/92793/why-shiraz-viognier-is-the-perfect-red-wine-for-beginners

WHAT THE HECK IS ICE WINE? – AN EXPLAINER

One of the main wines drunk around the holidays is ice wine,

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heck-ice-wine-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e9a35dc344-November_30_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e9a35dc344-38937345

REASERCHERS: WINE AS THERAPY FOR ALZHEIMER’S?

Researchers concluded that resveratrol may be an effective tool in providing treatment for Alzheimer’s

http://www.snooth.com/articles/reaserchers-wine-as-therapy-for-alzheimers/

WHISKY-SCENTED ‘SMART’ TWEED LAUNCHED

It could be the perfect gift for the whisky-lover who has everything – a fabric that will permanently give off the scent of Johnnie Walker’s Black Label whisky.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/whisky-scented-smart-tweed-launched/

Top 3 Beverage Alcohol Trends for 2015

Predictions on what’s hot in the wine and spirits industry in 2015

http://www.buzzbinpadillacrt.com/top-3-beverage-alcohol-trends-for-2015/

Sensory-active compounds influencing wine experts’ and consumers’ perception of red wine

For experts, wine quality is linked to high contents of norisoprenoids. For consumers, wine quality is linked to high contents of oak-related volatiles. Ethanol increases finish intensity and duration of coconut and floral flavors in red wine

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http://www.teatronaturale.com/technical-area/grapevine-and-wine/5027-sensoryactive-compounds-influencing-wine-experts-and-consumers-perception-of-red-wine.htm

WINE AND INSECT MATCHING GUIDE LAUNCHED

UK wine merchant Laithwaite’s has launched the world’s first guide to wine and insect matching in response to the growing trend for edible critters.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/wine-and-insect-matching-guide-launched/

Alcohol in wine: Keeping the balance

Each winemaker seeks a certain sugar level and flavor combination before deciding to harvest.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/alcohol-in-wine-keeping-the-balance/article_937c84b8-af13-5658-910d-21ec86b4112b.html

Champagne flutes’ tune now out of favor

Maximilian Riedel wants us to leave those flutes and coupes in the cupboard

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/champagne-flutes-tune-now-out-of-favor/2014/12/01/1e3b8790-742a-11e4-a589-1b102c2f81d0_story.html

Biodynamic versus Organic Vineyard Management: Sensory Showdown

There are several differences between organic and biodynamic viticulture, but probably the biggest difference relates to the use of fermented “preparations” in biodynamic vineyard management protocols.

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http://www.academicwino.com/2014/12/biodynamic-v-organic-wines.html/

The 25 best beers of 2014

Draft Magazines Top Beers

http://draftmag.com/the-25-best-beers-of-2014/

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses

Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound.

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http://technabob.com/blog/2014/12/02/bottoms-up-wine-glass-doorbell/

A good time for Cava

Overlooked Spanish wine is an option for the holiday season

http://blogs.praguepost.com/food-and-drink/42961-a-good-time-for-cava

A winemaker’s quest to capture Vermont in a bottle

Vermont winemaker Deirdre Heekin calls herself a farmer.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/11/29/winemaker-quest-capture-vermont-bottle/9IzOxcMvFzPDmsoU49bJIM/story.html

TOP 10 CHAMPAGNE MOVIES

From the roaring 20s to the swinging 60s, Champagne has held a special place in the heart of popular culture for the best part of 100 years, not least on the silver screen.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-champagne-movies/

Oenology in Long Island: Anthony Nappa Wines

Born in Massachusetts, he went to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst to earn a degree in agriculture with a focus on fruit-growing

We Have Wines In Stock!

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http://blogwine.riversrunby.net/oenology-in-long-island-anthony-nappa-wines/2014/11/30/

The Hunt for Pappy van Winkle

There are lines around the block and long waiting lists. Some are even bidding to buy empty bottles. It seems like everyone wants to own Pappy Van Winkle whiskey…but is it worth it?

We get daily calls looking for this!!

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/03/the-hunt-for-pappy-van-winkle.html

The Bar Code: How Wine Labels Lie to Us

Did you know that your wine bottle is lying to you?

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/955431-129/the-bar-code-how-wine-labels

Col Solare releases first Red Mountain vintage

Col Solare, the landmark winery on Red Mountain in Washington state, has released the first-ever Red Mountain-designated vintage of its flagship wine – the 2011 Col Solare Red Blend.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/col-solare-releases-first-red-190900903.html

Sebastiani launches new wine venture

Wine company Don Sebastiani & Sons, known for novel mass-market brands such as Smoking Loon and Pepperwood Grove, on Tuesday said it plans to launch a new venture that will focus on “craft-winemaking” brands.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/102738/sebastiani-launches-new-wine-venture/

How much do people’s taste/palate differ when it comes to wine?

Take a poll and see the results

FIRST FEMALE-ONLY WINE LIST LAUNCHED

A wine list composed entirely of wines made by women has been launched at a London restaurant.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/first-female-only-wine-list-launched/

TOP 10 CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS

‘Tis the season to get hosting, and what better way to entertain your nearest and dearest than with a Christmas cocktail. Here, we’ve assembled the top jolly tipples.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/top-10-christmas-cocktails/

Bud Light Announces Super Bowl Plans

The beer brand is creating the Bud Light House of Whatever for Super Bowl XLIX, also utilizing its hashtag #UpForWhatever from the 2014 ad campaign.

http://www.beveragedynamics.com/2014/11/26/bud-light-announces-super-bowl-plans/2847/

Nook: The Ultimate Innovation For Storing Wine Anywhere

Craig Nottage and Paul Smith from Nook Wine Racks in Adelaide, Australia have created the ultimate innovation for storing wine anywhere.

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Cool_Products-detail/nook-the-ultimate-innovation-for-storing-wine-anywhere/

2014 holiday gifts for the beer lover

All About Beer magazine has created a 2014 holiday gift guide for the beer enthusiast

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/life/food/2014/12/03/john-holl-holiday-gifts-beer-lover/19821217/

‘SPILL-PROOF’ WINE GLASS LAUNCHED

A San Francisco-based design company has created what it claims to be a “spill proof” wine glass after four years of research.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/spill-proof-wine-glass-launched/

ROBOTIC COCKTAIL MAKER TO LAUNCH

An at-home, fully-automated cocktail maker that promises to churn out bespoke “craft” cocktails in just five seconds is on track to receive funding via Kickstarter.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/at-home-robotic-cocktail-maker-to-launch/

Computer Testing Now Available for Society of Wine Educators Certification

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a certified wine educator?

http://www.snooth.com/articles/computer-testing-now-available-for-society-of-wine-educators-certification/

What do You Really Smell in That Glass?

Ambitious newbies, eager to experience the breadth and depth of what the world of wine has to offer, often find themselves frustrated at their inability to pick out some of the tantalizing scents that wine critics offer up in their tasting notes.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/12/zeroing_in_on_the_gap_between.html

Erath releases first wine from Willakia Vineyard

Erath Winery, one of the pioneering wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the region’s leading producer of Pinot Noir, has released the first wine from their new estate vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, Willakia Vineyard.

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=142736

Is Red Wine Good For You? Two New Studies Say Yes

Two new studies weigh in and suggest that a substance found in red wine, resveratrol, does come with some health benefits, including preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/21504/20141204/is-red-wine-good-for-you-two-new-studies-say-yes.htm

Sommelier certification

The University of Delaware has become one of only five colleges in the nation to offer the Introduction to Wine certification course to hotel, restaurant and institutional management students.

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/dec/sommelier-certification-120314.html

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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Liquor Industry News/Links 9-6-14

September 6, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

9-6-14

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:

MEDWAY

http://nebula.wsimg.com/3334fdece9093a3cbcb189838e96a824?AccessKeyId=59D29BF7C05FB638167C&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

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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http://www.micheleuncorked.com/9817/clay-oven-chicken-provencal/ 

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/

 

GO PATS!!!

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And One Last Note…We Would Love To Thank Stuff By Me

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

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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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Spending New Year’s with the ‘Champagne Cop’

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