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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-22-15

August 22, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-22-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Russia Recalls US Wines

Why Do Moms Need Wine?

 

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14

August 23, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-23-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Hasn’t Summer Flown By??

You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin

And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock!

Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers?

Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest

Tasting With Sam Adams.

Details Here:

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

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Medway Adult Education Classes

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Corona Recall

“Natural” Wine

 

Cake Flavored Wines

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

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http://www.birthdaycakewines.com

 

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

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The acid test for wine

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

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

 

Wine Lovers Should Probably Leave Mass.

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

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

 

Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine

Have you ever heard about Gorgona, Italy?

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

 

Corona Beer Recall

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

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

 

Paso Robles announces wine app

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

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

 

How to choose low calorie drinks

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

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

 

Rum distillery at Truro Vineyards

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

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

 

Putting Ontario wine on the map

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

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

 

Vermont Wine: A Growing Business

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

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

 

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

This is interesting:

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

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

Also The Certification Website

http://info.usa-c.com

 

Would You Drink a GMO Beer?

Chances are, you probably already do.

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

 

MEAD: A TIME BEFORE WINE

Mead 101

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

 

Wine labels

Interesting read on government checking of label accuracy

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

 

Live Free and Drink Wine in New Hampshire

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Cocktail Apps For Aspiring Bartenders

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

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

 

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL VODKA BRANDS

Compiled by the drinks business together with Intangible Business

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

 

WOMEN CARE LESS FOR QUALITY THAN MEN

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

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

 

TOP 10 BANNED SPIRITS

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

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

 

Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World

What’s the next malbec?

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

 

Italy’s Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

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

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

 

Decoding wine like a pro

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

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

 

The Best Wine Tasting Tours Around the World

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

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

 

BACARDI MAKES UNPRECEDENTED MOVE INTO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

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

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

 

Red Wine May Protect Against Foodborne Norovirus

A Glass A Day Keeps Gastroenteritis At Bay?

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

 

Color and sound, important when tasting

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

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

 

Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The world’s most popular beer is …

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

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

 

New Hpnotiq

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

 

New Svedka Flavor

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

 

The Delicious Health Benefits of Beer

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

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

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

 

The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

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

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

 

A Pragmatic Approach to Wine Ratings

Wine Folly blog look at wine ratings

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

 

Why grocery stores love wine

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

Check out these crazy numbers!

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

 

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

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

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

 

Canadian wine is going places

Canadian wine is finally firing on all cylinders

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

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-16-14

August 16, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-16-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Happy Tax Free Weekend!

This Week Our Franklin Adult Education Classes Have Been Announced.

Starting In October We Will Have Three Classes.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfites In Wine

Two Buck Chuck

 

Midnight Moon Moonshine New Size

Piedmont Distillers has released its Midnight Moon in “half-moon” 375-ml. trial size jars. The new size is available in Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. The new size jars are distilled from corn, handcrafted in small batches and infused in the jar with fruit. They’re available for a suggested retail price of $11.99 to $13.99. The company has also launched an unflavored 100 proof version of Midnight Moon, which is available for $20 to $22.

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TOP 10 SPIRITS DEDICATED TO DEAD CELEBRITIES

In a highly competitive marketplace, spirits brands will do any multitude of things to stand out from the crowd, such as using a face or name from the past to sell their products.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-spirits-dedicated-to-bygone-stars/?article-source=newsletter&source=231&date=2014-08-07

  

How that nightly glass of wine can wreck your teeth: Dentists warn of the dangers of alcohol for oral health

A glass of wine can suck the calcium from your teeth as well as giving you bad breath

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2718388/How-nightly-glass-wine-wreck-teeth.html

A plea for sulfites in wine

A look at why sulfites are needed in wine

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/a-plea-for-sulfites-in-wine/ngr6m/?__federated=1

Are Beer Labels Sexist?

breweries are choosing to alienate a whole group of drinkers who would potentially buy their beer

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http://chicagoist.com/2014/08/06/time_out_chicago_sexist_beer_label.php

 

An In-Depth Look at the Proposed Sta Rita Hills AVA Expansion

TTB Notice to Open Comments on the Proposed Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills AVA

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2014/08/06/an-in-depth-look-at-the-proposed-sta-rita-hills-ava-expansion/

Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines

Pinot Grigio is in short supply on the bulk market around the globe, which is starting to push up prices.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/insights/cost-controls/bulk-wine/pinot-grigio-shortage-could-see-consumers-opt-for-other-white-wines/370350.article

Advice to an Intern: 10 things Winemakers want you to know

Advice from winemakers to volunteers at harvest time

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/the-winemaking-life/advice-harvest-intern-10-things-winemakers-want-know/

Research suggests fruit flies could be responsible for wine’s pleasant aromas

Could fruit flies be responsible for the nice smell of most wines?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/research-suggests-fruit-flies-could-be-responsible-for-wines-pleasant-aromas

Having Fun With Wine—The Video Version

http://youtu.be/NWoqnDUfyYI

China Uncovered: Interview With One Of The Largest Wine Importers In China

What Wine Importers Look for when Sourcing New Brands as Long Term Supply Partners.

http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/article-base/china-uncovered-interview-with-one-of-the-largest-wine-importers-in-china-330.htm

TOP 10 WEIRD WAYS TO OPEN A BOTTLE

You have a bottle of wine / beer / bubbly. You are without anything that one might consider a vaguely useful opening tool. What do you do?

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/top-10-weird-ways-to-open-a-bottle/?article-source=newsletter&source=943&date=2014-08-08

PORTABLE ‘DATE RAPE’ DETECTOR INVENTED

A Canadian team of technologists are seeking funding to launch a pocket-size device capable of detecting whether a drink has been spiked.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/portable-date-rape-detector-invented/?article-source=newsletter&source=943&date=2014-08-08

Don’t believe everything you read on bourbon bottles

If you follow the bourbon industry closely, you’re familiar with the debate over the concept of contract products.

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2014/08/07/dont-believe-everything-you-read-on-bourbon.html?page=all

How The Quini App Helps You Become a More Consistent Wine Taster

Great step by step guide on our new wine education program

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http://www.thevineyardtrail.com/how-the-quini-app-helps-you-become-a-more-consistent-wine-taster/

Gnarly Head Debuts Authentic Black Wine

Black is a dark, inky Petite Sirah-based blend

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Wine-detail/gnarly-head-debuts-authentic-black-wine/

Vermentino Is Mediterranean Summer In A Glass

The region of Gallura, in Sardinia’s northeastern corner, is Vermentino’s natural home Read about this Italian white grape.

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/sardinian-wine-vermentino-at-costa-smeralda/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13759798&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8K53bQNyncFxh7t-nqF1pqnKeGduaINMHGnVpSWqgFNA83o0Idp2Ll27OQrGpFoE6x-sXzXamKVlx6wCbsL2Kt2kWxoJSDsz5fmBWXNgLgUc_LKwY&_hsmi=13759798

5 Sauvignon Blancs That Will Change Minds

Sauvignon sales are growing apace, up over 15% year on year in volume terms, and they represent around 25% of our white sales. Five recommendations:

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/sauvignon-blanc-detractors-stand/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13759798&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–fI0U9BGOkxbXpuStNcao49nL3EQUqvAkkGrQNPHlRShcNsj7o_BL-7MxMuPnjEaf_AnojzkgPunohNOtywluiY6f_bktYzXZXNA4vxKY8gVmZ9Ag&_hsmi=13759798

 

ANCIENT GRAPE SEEDS UNEARTHED IN CHIANTI

US archaeologists have discovered what could be the ancestor of Chianti’s famous wine style in the form of 500 waterlogged grape seeds.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/ancient-grape-seeds-unearthed-in-chianti/?article-source=newsletter&source=945&date=2014-08-12

The really big ruckus over ‘Two Buck Chuck’

Follow up on a story we posted last week which as been taken down.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101910833#

Standard wine bottles

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Manton Valley AVA

In the shadow of Mt. Lassen in the far northern reach of California.

TTB announced its approval August 1st

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=136989

Is Wine-Tasting Junk Science?

What makes the connoisseur different from the rest of us is that he or she is simply a better thermometer, a more specific, more reliable device for measuring facts about art or wine or whatever.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/08/08/338839598/is-wine-tasting-junk-science

HOW TO DECANT A BOTTLE OF WINE

How to Video

http://youtu.be/_xxvyi5iPKA

 

BEERS BASED ON TOLKIEN’S HOBBIT LAUNCHED

JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is to become the basis for a new range of beers set to be released in the US this month.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/beers-based-on-tolkiens-hobbit-launched/?article-source=newsletter&source=946&date=2014-08-13

What is tannin?

Information on a very common term in wine

http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/articles/what-tannin-4

Coolest Beer Taps

For decades tap handles have been catching the eye of inexperienced drinkers, lost in a sea of beer as well as seasoned Craft Beer veterans.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/coolest-beer-taps/

The Old Wine Pairing Rules Don’t Work Anymore

you can still pair wine in the traditional way, but as eating habits have changed so should wine pairing.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/08/the-old-wine-pairing-rules-don-t-work-anymore

A Match Made in Heaven — an Introduction to Rioja Wines

Discover the history of Rioja wine and make the perfect match with the heavenly grapes.

http://honestcooking.com/match-made-heaven-introduction-rioja-wines/

Research finds hormone-disrupting chemicals in 59% of wines

New research has found that 59% of tested French wines contain at least one form of phthalate, most likely as a result of plastics used in wineries.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141208-26008.html

SOUTH AFRICAN BRANDY REGULATIONS TIGHTENED

Requirements for pot still and vintage brandies changed

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/08/south-african-brandy-regulations-tightened/?article-source=newsletter&source=236&date=2014-08-14

ABSINTHE APPELLATION REFUSED BY SWISS COURT

A court has overturned a decision to give Swiss absinthe producers a protected designation of origin, calling the spirit a “generic” product and not explicitly tied to any one geographical location.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/08/absinthe-appellation-refused-by-swiss-court/?article-source=newsletter&source=947&date=2014-08-14

Collio wine country: Italy’s undiscovered region

Located about an hour-and-a-half drive from Venice, in the Province of Gorizia

http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/food-and-wine/tours-and-trails/wine-tours-and-trails/2014/08/13/collio-italy-wine-region/14001759/

A primer on flaws in wine

How to identify flaws that rear their ugly heads in the winery or the bottle.

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http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/271120521.html

What’s Up With Organic Wine?

Details on the differences and some recommendations

http://www.free-times.com/restaurants/081314-whats-up-with-organic-wine

Former NFL Quarterbacks New Wine

Dan Marino and Damon Huard New Wine Passing Time.

Interesting Washington Wine

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http://www.passingtime.com

Baiju Buying Tips

An introduction to the world’s most popular drink you’ve never heard of: Baijiu.

http://www.winemag.com/September-2014/Chinese-Fire-Thrill/

What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine

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Society Of Wine Educators Goes Mobile With New App!

Free educational wine and spirits quizzes.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12845917/1/society-of-wine-educators-goes-mobile-with-new-app.html

Biodynamic wine: Setting the table for seriously sustainable agriculture

Biodynamics explained

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http://www.informnny.com/story/d/story/biodynamic-wine-setting-the-table-for-seriously-su/10626/emRI9h43eEC5af7vXY-iUw

Ballantine is coming back

Starting September, Pabst will start selling Ballantine India Pale Ale in six packs and larger bottles in the Northeast.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/14/news/ballantine-pabst/

New app finds the right craft beer to pair with your supper

Brewmasters.Club will help users choose the right food to go with the beer they ordered or the right beer to go with the food they are cooking.

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/08/14/new-app-finds-the-right-craft-beer-to-pair-with.html

9 Lesser-Known IPAs You Should Be Drinking

Now’s the time to diversify your fridge collection and remember why you fell in love with IPA in the first place. Here are nine excellent beers to get you started.

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http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/best-ipa-beer-lesser-known-india-pale-ale-societe-long-trail-great-divide-uinta-ithaca-thirsty-dog.html

New Italian Spirit

Italian fine wine importer Vias Imports is debuting a new line of artisanal spirits from Sibona Antica Distilleria in the U.S. market. Located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, family-owned Sibona Antica is working with Vias to bring its line of grappas and liqueurs to the U.S. The initial introduction will include 1-liter offerings of aperitif Amaro Sibona ($29.99, 28%-abv), Chamomile Grappa-Infused Liqueur ($35.99, 32%-abv), Tennessee Wood Aged Grappa Riserva ($69.99, 44%-abv) and Uve di Langa Grappa Brandy ($62.99, 40%-abv). Plans are in place to extend the line in 2015. New York-based Vias Imports has a portfolio with more than 60 products, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano.

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