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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-12-15

September 12, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfite Misunderstandings

What Is A Supertaster

Wine And Cheese Pairings

 

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Quini September Newsletter

Our friends at Quini newsletter with story of our WineUp event

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

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

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

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

Rosé wine explained

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

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

Top 10 intriguing things about Chile and its wines

Chile and its wine

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

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

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

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

Why GMO viticulture isn’t such a big deal

More commonly known as genetically modified or GMO

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

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

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

Sulfite misunderstandings and unfounded beliefs

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

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

ALSACE, WHERE FRENCH AND GERMAN CULTURES CONVERGE

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

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

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Sicilia DOC

Everything you should know about Sicilia DOC

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

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE & SEAFOOD

This guide does all the work for you

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

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

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

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

Wine made from cemetery-grown grapes raises funds for church

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

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

4 tips for pairing wine and cheese

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

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

New website for sherry

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

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

Sutter Home white zin turns 40

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

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

New Peak Organic

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

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

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

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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

 

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-29-15

August 29, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-29-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Sorry we are “working” with them to prove we are “real”.

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That page is also linked to our “places” page and “club” page.

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This Weeks Highlights:

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Champagne Education

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France seeks to add more fizz to its wine tourism industry

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

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

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

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

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

Rose wine trend taking off in US

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

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

What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

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

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

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

Draft Magazine explains the science of how ABV actually works.

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

There’s important info on those wine labels

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

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

New study gives clear picture of Walla Walla Valley vineyards

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

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

California wine, by the numbers

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

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

Wine Consumption Frequency

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Natural wines: Arguments for and against

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

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

This Quiz Picks Music And Books Based On Your Wine Preferences

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

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

New Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio

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

All wine tastes the same? Aroma kits offer an edge

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

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

Wine On Tap

All you need to know about wines on tap

https://vimeo.com/79224243

10 fall beers with absolutely no pumpkin in them

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

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

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

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

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

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

Heroic Viticulture on the island of Pantelleria

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

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

JIM BEAM APPLE LAUNCHES ACROSS US

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

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

Gallo Buys Talbott

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

A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name

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

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

‘WINE O’CLOCK’ ADDED TO OXFORD ONLINE DICTIONARY

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

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

Japanese Liquor Company testing alcohol aging in space

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

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

How Much Do You Tip for a Bottle of Wine?

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

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

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

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

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

THIS BUD IS NOT FOR YOU

Confusion between BUD for beer and WINEBUD for wine

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

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

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

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

Will the 2015 vintage be ruined by wildfires?

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

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

COMPANY CREATES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SWEET POTATO VODKA

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

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

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

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

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

New York Yankees Dry Riesling is a grand slam

NO WAY IT CAN TASTE GOOD WITH YANKEES ON IT!

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

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

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

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

GIN MADE WITH ASPARAGUS LAUNCHED

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

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

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Saké

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Vegan Selections

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Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

September 1st 7pm

Quini WineUp- Wine Tasting 101

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

 

September 9th

Soave Tasting

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

 

September 15th

Purple Wine Company Tasting

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

 

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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

 

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Upcoming Classes:

October 2015

November 2015

Business Card Back

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 08-22-15

August 22, 2015

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08-22-15

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Grower Champagne: 10 estates to know

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

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

Sierra Nevada Launches Videogame For New Beer

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

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

Wine Industry Growth Declining as Competition Heats Up

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‘TABLET’ HIP FLASK PROJECT SEEKS KICKSTARTER FUNDING

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

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

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

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

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

Several US wines recalled from Russian market over harmful chemicals

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

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

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

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

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

Boozy ginger ale and orange soda: MillerCoors is on board

Now here comes hard soda.

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

SAZERAC SUES BREWERY OVER FIREBALL TRADEMARK

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

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

Can You Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

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

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

Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee And Wine?

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

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

Peanut butter beer coming soon from Pawtucket’s Foolproof Brewery

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

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

THE MÂCONNAIS: GOOD VALUE WHITE BURGUNDY

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

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

An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

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

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

HOW IS GLUTEN-FREE BEER MADE?

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

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

10 Pumpkin Beers Making Fall Flavor A Summer Staple

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

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

New Serpent Bite

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

Does Sound Affect the Way We Taste?

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

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

6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

Biggest wine myths out there and clear up any lingering misconceptions

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

Bud Light Launches New NFL Team-Specific Cans Campaign

Pats Cans Are In Stock!!

https://youtu.be/pK4Uad1A5SY

Seafood Beers: 10 Strange Beers with Algae to Whale

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

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

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BOOZE AT FAST FOOD CHAINS

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How to Become a Wine Connoisseur

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

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

Enthusiast’s Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

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

FYI Pats Now Charge $9

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CANNABIS-INFUSED BEER LAUNCHED IN US

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

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

HEAVEN HILL ACQUIRES DEEP EDDY VODKA

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

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

We need a better way to describe wine

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

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

11 OBSCURE GRAPES YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

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

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

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

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

Now, there’s a Pop-Tart beer

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

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

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

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Our 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 04-25-15

April 25, 2015

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

TWO EXCITING ANNOUCEMENTS!!

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We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will

include many local businesses including us!

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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.

More to come on this event in coming weeks!

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

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Beer Made With Sewage Water

Sangria

Fat In Wine

 

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How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Here are a couple of guidelines

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/how-to-plan-a-stress-free-trip-to-the-wine-country/Content?oid=2926537

The Italian Wine Country You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The wines of Franciacorta are not widely imported in America.

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-italian-wine-country-youve-probably-never-116647031957.html

SEWAGE BEER GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to create beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/sewerage-beer-given-the-go-ahead/

PAIRING HERBS WITH WINE

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Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/wine-review-santa-rita-hills-pinot-noir.html?_r=1

10 Reasons Why Wine is Better Than Sex

Here are a few reasons why…

http://vinomofo.com/content/articles/10-reasons-why-wine-is-better-than-sex-6927a419?utm_campaign=Social+Share

FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine

The new nationwide rules only apply to chain restaurants and bars with at least 20 locations.

http://kdvr.com/2015/04/18/fda-guidelines-will-soon-require-calorie-count-on-wine/

 

Finding dependable advice on wine

Buying wine at a grocery store or even a neighborhood wine shop can be frustrating for a number of reasons.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/3816890-181/berger-finding-dependable-advice-on?page=1

Pairing: beer & a Southern spread

Fixin’ to chow down a Southern-style supper? Skip the sweet tea and bring the beer.

http://draftmag.com/pairing-beer-a-southern-spread/

Sangria for Wine Lovers

For wine lovers, here are some suggestions for getting into the sangria groove, based on wine type.

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TTB Proposes Three New AVAs: Lewis-Clark Valley, Eagle Foothills, and Lamorinda

TTB is accepting comments through June 15, 2015 on three proposed American Viticultural Areas

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2015/04/21/ttb-proposes-avas-lewis-clark-valley-eagle-foothills-lamorinda/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=c8cf20ae57-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-c8cf20ae57-121923797

BIG BOTTOM DISTILLING LAUNCHES OAK-AGED VODKA

Working with Bull Run Distilling and Indio Spirits and Distillery, Big Bottom has launched its Starka Vodka as part of the collaborative Oregon Starka Project.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/big-bottom-distilling-launches-oak-aged-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=407&date=2015-04-21

Wine on Tap is the Green Thing to Do This Earth Day

Ordering a glass of wine on tap is the green thing to do this Earth Day.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=149912

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SINGLE MALT GLASS CLOSURES CREATED

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt has launched the world’s first single malt whiskies featuring “experimental” glass closures.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/worlds-first-single-malt-glass-closures-created/?article-source=newsletter&source=408&date=2015-04-22

Certified Sommelier Mike Ward Launches Website to Pair Wine with People

Designed to help people find a wine they appreciate, pair that wine with food, and help them enjoy that wine to the fullest,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/04/16/mike-ward-launches-wardonwinecom/

Strongbow Introduces Variety Pack

Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes three of each of the four distinct Strongbow flavors

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/strongbow-introduces-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=c1c41221b0-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-c1c41221b0-168964077

 New Anew Wines

Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle is adding two new offerings to its Anew Wines offshoot, a Pinot Grigio and Rose. The 2014 Anew Pinot Grigio is sourced from Washington’s Yakima Valley, while the 2014 Anew Rose is made from a Columbia Valley-sourced blend of Syrah and Sangiovese. Anew, which was founded in 2013, also offers a Riesling. All three wines are available nationally in custom-made bottles with screw cap closures for about $12.

New Gansett NOW IN STOCK

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is launching Innsmouth Olde Ale as the second installment in its Lovecraft Series of limited edition beers. The English-style Olde Ale was created in collaboration with New England-based Revival Brewing Company and draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” with a label design created by Rhode Island artist Jason C. Eckhardt. It’s brewed with Two-Row Pale, Crystal, Cara, Dark Munich and Chocolate malts with Chocolate rye and finished with Summit and East Kent Goldings hops. Innsmouth Olde Ale (7% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for about $11-$12 throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon.

5 Tips on How to Go Wine Tasting (With Kids)

Here are a few tips to help you moms and dads to still get your drink on

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2015/04/22/5-tips-on-how-to-go-wine-tasting-with-kids/

The head of China’s biggest wine brand admits its wines are terrible

Ning Gaoning, the chairman of Cofco, the state-owned grain company that operates China’s biggest wine producer, told a conference in Switzerland what Chinese oenophiles have long known: its wines are “not very good

http://qz.com/388633/the-head-of-chinas-biggest-wine-brand-admits-its-wines-are-terrible/

How Do Buyers Choose A Wine When They Are In A Hurry?

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5 MUST MIX LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-must-mix-limoncello-cocktails/

WHY IS MY WINE SO EXPENSIVE? A GLIMPSE OF WHAT JACKS UP THE PRICE OF POSH WINE

There are a ton of things to consider that affect the cost on a bottle. Expensive bottles are marked by three traits in particular: oak, time and terroir.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/why-my-wine-so-expensive-glimpse-what-jacks-price-posh-wine

JIMI HENDRIX-INSPIRED LIQUEUR READIES TO LAUNCH

Tiger Paw Beverage Company has partnered with Leon Hendrix – brother of rock star Jimi Hendrix – to launch a new liqueur inspired by the late star’s songs.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/jimi-hendrix-inspired-liqueur-readies-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=409&date=2015-04-23

CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

A few wine suggestions for your next trip out communing with nature.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-to-go-with-camping/

AMERICA’S HEAVIEST DRINKING COUNTIES MAPPED

More US adults than ever are considered heavy or binge drinkers with women driving a rise in consumption, a county-level study on alcohol habits in the US has revealed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/americas-heaviest-drinking-counties-mapped/

There’s fat in your wine, but the fatty acids are the issue

Wine does, strictly speaking, include very small amounts of fat.

http://wineoscope.com/2015/04/24/theres-fat-in-your-wine-but-the-fatty-acids-are-the-issue/

NEW JERSEY: THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY WINE REGION IN THE US

More than 45 wineries in three designated American Viticulture Areas, AVA:

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-most-userfriendly-wine-region-in-the-us

Chilean volcano spares fruit

A volcano eruption in southern Chile is not expected to affect fruit production or exports to North America.

http://www.thepacker.com/news/chilean-volcano-spares-fruit

HERE’S WHY YOUR ORGANIC WINE IS ACTUALLY REALLY BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The best bet may be buying from small producers with great track records

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heres-why-your-organic-wine-is-actually-really-bad-for-the-environment/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-04-15

April 4, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-04-15

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

 

This Week We Saw An Interesting Article:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feedback From Our Customers Is Very Important!

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

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Gluten In Vodka

All About Tonic Water

 

AND MORE!

 

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

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

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

11 Questions for a Natural-Wine Evangelist

What is natural wine and more!

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

LEADING LADIES: THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF CENTRE-LOIRE

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

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

Vegan Winos Can Now Enjoy Certified Murder-Free Chianti

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

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

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

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

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

The Story Behind the World’s Largest Wine Cask

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

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

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

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

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

Beer explainer: Marzen

The fast facts on spring’s ultimate underdog lager.

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

MAN BUILDS CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE HOUSE

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

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

OREGON ROSÉ IN A CAN LAUNCHED

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

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

WOODFORD RESERVE UNVEILS KENTUCKY DERBY BOTTLE

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

Wine takes what the oak apportions it

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

What is Madeira?

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

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

Jura Wines: They’re Not All a Wild Ride

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

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

CHEAT SHEET: RED WINE BODY GUIDE

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Everything you ever wanted to know about gin

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

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

JIM BEAM RELEASES APPLE-FLAVOURED BOURBON

It will be released in the US in July.

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

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

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

The 101 Best Beers in America

Men’s Journal is on the case.

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

Dogs trained to sniff out phylloxera vine disease

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

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

Atlantic Importing to Expand in Rhode Island

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

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

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR TONIC WATER

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

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

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

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

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

New Seasonal from Angry Orchard

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

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New Flavors Of Twisted Tea

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

And

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

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New Spencer Trappist Ale Larger Size

Will soon be available in 750mL

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Wine’s 2014 Report Card

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

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

Our Friends At Quini’s Latest Newsletter

BIG News!

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

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

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

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

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

The top 20 U.S. craft breweries

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

EVAN WILLIAMS NEW PEACH BOURBON

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

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Best wines of 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition

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

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

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US

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

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

How Your Favorite Alcohols Affect You Differently

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-21-15

February 21, 2015

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02-21-15

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

 

We Are Turning Japanese

Franklin Liquors Now Stocking

Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman Selections

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

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Jim Beam Sued

AND MORE!

WINE TERMS: SUR LIE AGING

Lees are the dead yeast cells and winemaking remnants such as grape seeds, stems, pulp, and tartrates remaining in a wine after fermentation.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-terms-sur-lie-aging

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT RIESLING

The words Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese describe government-defined levels of ripeness of the grapes at the time of harvest

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-little-information-about-riesling-

Massachusetts beer guide: Breaking down the brewery boom in Western Mass. and beyond

Here’s a primer on the best Massachusetts-made beer, focusing on how to look past the big names and find that special new brewery you’ve been looking for the whole time.

http://www.masslive.com/bestofmass/index.ssf/2015/02/best_of_mass_massachusetts_bee.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOOSE ISLAND BEER

Here are 11 things you don’t know about Goose Island.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/things-you-didn-t-know-about-goose-island-beer-chicago

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN MOVES INTO FLAVOURED RUM

Diageo has introduced three new flavoured extensions of Captain Morgan Rum, following the “successful” launch of the brand’s white expression last year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/captain-morgan-moves-into-flavoured-rum/?article-source=newsletter&source=361&date=2015-02-13

Could the next great bottle of wine you buy be from… (gulp)… England?

Climate change is affecting wine-grape growing agriculture worldwide – this means existing wine regions are depleting and new ones are developing.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-pulse/78288-could-the-next-great-bottle-of-wine-you-buy-be-fromgulpengland

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Here’s a crash course in knowing what’s flowing down your gullet

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-tutorial/how-to-taste-wine/217

THE ULTIMATE A-Z OF ALCOHOL

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There’s no trick to drinking gluten-free spirits

Distilled spirits can’t contain gluten.

http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article10451996.html

Scientific discovery wine pairings

Each monumental scientific discovery is paired with the wine that best brings out its scientific flavors

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http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113335367/scientific-discovery-wine-pairings-021715/

Which Countries Produce And Consume The Most Wine?

Every year France and Italy competes for the top spot among the world’s wine producing countries.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/16/france-is-the-biggest-wine-producer-in-2014-but-less-wine-is-made-and-drunk-in-europe/

ARE CONSUMER COCKTAIL CHOICES GENDERED?

Cocktail culture likes to think of itself as a forward-thinking force in the drinks industry, but do gender stereotypes still affect what mix customers order?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/are-consumer-cocktails-choices-gendered/?article-source=newsletter&source=363&date=2015-02-17

Sulfites In Wine

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Shelf Life Of Wine

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Where Do Calories Come From

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What causes red-wine headaches? A new theory

Nobody knows for sure what causes red-wine headaches.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/what-causes-red-wine-headaches-new.html

Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

If the baiju industry has its way, the spirit is about to make a break into the U.S. market.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-17/baijiu-china-s-potent-liquor-is-poised-to-try-to-make-a-splash-in-the-u-s-

Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?

Santa Fee New Mexico looking to bad nips because of litter issue.

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-9960-mad-minis.html

JIM BEAM HIT WITH ‘HANDCRAFTED’ LAWSUIT

A lawsuit has been filed against Jim Beam Brands alleging consumers are being duped by claims its Bourbon is “handcrafted” when it is made with “little to no” human involvement.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/jim-beam-hit-with-handcrafted-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=364&date=2015-02-18

A five-pack of beer apps to find great new brews

Calling all hop heads, lager hounds and ale wives: put down that pint (just for a moment) and pick up your phone to discover new beers and keep track of your favorites.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/a-five-pack-of-beer-apps-to-discover-great-new-brews/

Local Brewery News

Boston-based Trillium Brewing is expanding production capabilities with a 16,000-square-foot facility in Canton. The new brewery, which will operate in conjunction with Trillium’s existing facility in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, will be fitted with a three-vessel 30-barrel brewing system and six 90-barrel fermenters, as well as an expanded barrel program. The two facilities will bring Trillium’s annual production capacity to about 10,000 barrels. The company says it will continue to self-distribute while focusing on increasing on- and off-premise accounts. Trillium’s lineup of craft beers includes Wake Robin Farmhouse Red Rye Ale (7.4% abv), Pot & Kettle Oatmeal Porter (7.5% abv), Fort Point Pale Ale (6.5% abv) and Trillium Farmhouse Ale (6.6% abv).

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587989/french-appellation-body-considers-alsace-premier-cru-plan

VIRGINIA IS THE MOST EXCITING PLACE FOR AMERICAN WINE RIGHT NOW

If you’re looking for the place making the most interesting and dynamic wine right now, you’ll need to head to Virginia.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/virginia-most-exciting-us-wine-region/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83185e2feb-February_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83185e2feb-38937345

Three Things You Didn’t Know About South African Wine Country

Think you know Southern Hemisphere wine? Take a look at some of these interesting facts about South Africa, possibly the oldest “New World” wine region.

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

TOP 10 DRINKS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

China may still be clamping down on extravagant spending, but there is an array of luxurious and fun spirits and cocktails out there to celebrate the Year of the Ram.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-drinks-for-chinese-new-year/?article-source=newsletter&source=365&date=2015-02-19

STRAP-ON BOOZE BABY SEEKS FUNDING

In what could be the most bizarre Kickstarter campaign in memory, a US entrepreneur is attempting to raise $70,000 to launch a strap-on booze-filled newborn that you can drink from.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/strap-on-booze-filled-baby-seeks-funding/

Wine For Your Sign

Visit your sign’s page to learn your sipping personality

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Supermarkets Wine Sales By State

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Angry Orchard jumps on hopped cider

Angry Orchard’s new Hop’n Mad apple cider will attempt to slake America’s insatiable thirst for hops

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/2015/02/angry_orchard_jumps_on_hopped_cider

The irony of Italian wines

If you are a wine lover, chances are that in the last year you probably had a wine called either Aubaine or Petite-Vidure. But you didn’t know it.

http://www.naparegister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/the-irony-of-italian-wines/article_9fe29ecd-270d-5d16-8a88-bbccde73a0cf.html

  

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September 27, 2014

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Tito’s Vodka Sued

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Pabst Acquired By Eastern European Brewer Oasis Beverages For Reported $700 Million

Pabst Brewing Company has been sold by private equity owner Metropoulos & Co. to Oasis Beverages, a Cyprus-headquartered brewer with operations focused in Eastern Europe. The purchase price was undisclosed, but sources told the New York Times that the deal was above $700 million. Metropoulos had acquired Pabst—including the Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lone Star, Rainier, Ballantine IPA, Schlitz, Old Style, Stroh’s and Old Milwaukee beer brands—from Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation for around $250 million in 2010.

Oasis has global volume of 6.1 million hectoliters and claims to have a 12% share of the Moscow beer market. It also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. The company was founded in 2008 by Eugene Kashper, who began his career with Stroh’s in 1994. Oasis’s acquisition was backed by TSG Consumer Partners, which will retain a minority stake in Pabst as part of the deal.

“We intend to invest meaningfully in the organization, to continue strong marketing support for PBC’s unique brands, and to drive new product innovations and renovations, such as the recent launch of Ballantine IPA,” Kashper said.

Pabst’s core Blue Ribbon brand has grown by more than one-third in the U.S. market since 2010, rising 7% to 35 million (2.25-gallon) cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Wine Maker Changes at Groth

Cameron Parry, a veteran Napa Valley winemaker who was recently hired by Groth to succeed Weis

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/changes-at-groth/article_fa2468c8-cdcc-55df-8e7f-eeea96084dbb.html 

 

The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

Tito’s vodka being sued for not being “handmade”

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/vodka/the-titos-lawsuit-when-approval-is-not-approval

Tito’s Founder Response To Lawsuit

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/09/titos-founder-hits-out-at-handmade-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=264&date=2014-09-24

Discover Your New Favorite Wine in Under 60 Seconds with Vinobly

New Wine App recommends wines from stores near you.

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http://www.vinobly.com

THE WINE GRAPE FAMILY VINE

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ALCOHOL SAFETY BAND PRAISED BY MICROSOFT

A bracelet designed by students that can detect levels of alcohol in someone’s system and “check in” to ensure the wearer is conscious has been praised by Microsoft.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/alcohol-safety-band-praised-by-microsoft/?article-source=newsletter&source=977&date=2014-09-22

How Important are Federal Excise Taxes to the Wine Industry?

The TTB, the federal agency that has primary jurisdiction over alcohol beverages in the U.S., is to collect federal excise taxes on alcohol beverages

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http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2014/09/22/important-federal-excise-taxes-wine-industry/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1c3b28b85e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-1c3b28b85e-121923797

 Minerality Lacks An Objective Meaning

One of the most perplexing words in common wine parlance: minerality.

http://princeofpinot.com/article/1570/

 

SOUTH AFRICA INTRODUCING WINE HOLOGRAMS

South African winemakers are adding holograms to their labels as wine fraud moves out of the top end and into the everyday.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/south-africa-introducing-wine-holograms/?article-source=newsletter&source=978&date=2014-09-23

STARBUCKS TESTS BEER-FLAVOURED LATTE

Coffee giant Starbucks is developing a non-alcoholic latte that tastes like Guinness.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/starbucks-tests-beer-flavoured-latte/?article-source=newsletter&source=978&date=2014-09-23

5 Countries That Produce The Best Wine

Several factors are considered to classify a place as conducive for wine-production.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/566893/20140919/countries-make-best-wine.htm#.VCGLJ0sVzOy

Cider Cocktails to Mix this Fall

You won’t believe what mixologists are mixing with cider this season. Basil, bacon and ginger are some of the ingredients that will be popping up in fall cocktails.

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http://www.chilledmagazine.com/Whats_Chilling_Right_Now-detail/cider-cocktails-to-mix-this-fall/

Low alcohol wines dogged by lack of awareness and poor quality perceptions

France and the USA are the most attractive markets for lower alcohol wines, although others show great potential, says a new report from Wine Intelligence.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/low-alcohol-wines-dogged-by-lack-of-awareness-and-poor-quality-perceptions/371804.article

Sangria Over Sit-Ups: How Wine Might Help You Replace Your Pesky Gym Membership

Some researchers even referred to red wine as “exercise in a bottle”

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http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/3160/20140922/sangria-over-sit-ups-how-wine-might-help-you-replace-your-pesky-gym-membership.htm

Farmers in the desert: the Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Home to some of the most important vineyard land in Washington State

http://palatepress.com/2014/09/wine/farmers-desert-horse-heaven-hills-ava/

Primitivo: A Gentle Giant

Nice review of Primitivo

http://intoxreport.com/2014/09/21/primitivo-a-gentle-giant/

Some Coca-Cola with your merlot? 5 Chinese wine myths debunked

Examine some of the myths that have grown up about wine drinking in China.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/22/world/asia/china-wine-myths/index.html

Good Vibrations in Your Wine Glass

Whether for marketing, to improve vine health or for sheer sensual appreciation, the links between sound and wine are growing.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/09/good-vibrations-in-your-wine-glass

Update on Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping

Massachusetts could quickly become one of the top five states for wine sales and represent $70 million to $100 million in sales within a few years.

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=139133

California Law and Wine: Ups and Downs

Crazy new law in CA requires sign below in stores

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http://www.vinography.com/archives/2014/09/california_law_and_wine_ups_an.html

Do you prefer a glass of wine or a pint of bitter? The alcohol you choose is written in your genes, study finds

Genes influence intensity perceptions and whether we like certain drinks

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2766791/Do-prefer-glass-wine-pint-bitter-The-alcohol-choose-written-genes-study-finds.html

When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

Published Wednesday in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, highlights the tie between the vices.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/24/351162283/when-cigarettes-cost-more-people-drink-less-except-for-wine

Who Harvests Your Grapes? You’d Be Surprised

It seems like a simple enough question.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2014/09/24/who-harvests-your-grapes-youd-be-surprised/

9 GREAT GIFTS FOR THE WINE LOVER WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Gadgets for wine lovers

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THE ONLY INTRODUCTION YOU NEED TO WINE FROM WASHINGTON STATE

Washington is the second-largest producer of wine in the country,

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/introduction-need-wine-washington-state/

MEAD: A PERFECT FALL DRINK

All about Mead

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What’s behind ‘natural wine’?

No consumer would ignore a natural product for an unnatural one, and that distinction is at the heart of a huge wine controversy that, chances are, you haven’t heard about.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/2860828-181/berger-whats-behind-natural-wine

Privateer Rum News

Massachusetts-based Privateer Rum has expanded its distillery to 18,000 square feet, tripling its production capacity to about 300 barrels (6,700 cases) of rum annually. The Boston-area distiller, led by founder and president Andrew Cabot—namesake and direct descendant of the 16th-century patriot, privateer and rum-maker—produces two rum offerings: best-seller Silver Reserve, which is 80 proof and retails at $27 a bottle; and True American Amber, which is 90 proof and retails at $34. Privateer’s rums are currently distributed in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, California, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.

JACK DANIEL’S RYE TO MAKE DEBUT NEXT YEAR

The Lynchburg, Tennessee-based distillery has been resting a charcoal-mellowed rye whiskey in new American oak barrels for the past two years, marking the first time since before Prohibition that Jack Daniel’s has experimented with a different mash bill.

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Manischewitz: The Great Story of a Not-So-Great Wine

The story of Manischewitz is as intriguing as the wine isn’t

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http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/manischewitz-great-story-great-wine/

What kind of wine/alcohol should you cook with?

If you don’t enjoy taking a sip of it, you probably won’t enjoy chewing food that has been infused with it http://spartaindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140925/EXPERTS11/140509998/-1/EXPERTS/What-kind-of-wine/alcohol-should-you-cook-with#sthash.L1VFoVbV.dpuf

Foxboro MA to decide on liquor licenses at town meeting

It’s only an eight-article town warrant, but it could pack an 80-proof buzz of debate.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-to-decide-on-liquor-licenses-at-town-meeting/article_b9aaacc2-41cb-5a01-9450-bb396bf4a084.html

 

ALCOHOL CAN LOWER RISK OF HEART ATTACKS

Moderate alcohol consumption, as part of a healthy lifestyle, could help prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, according to a recent study.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/alcohol-can-lower-risk-of-heart-attacks/

 

GYM-GOERS DRINK MORE

A new US study has found a link between exercise and how much we drink, suggesting one could well follow the other.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/09/do-you-hit-the-gym-then-hit-the-pub/

New video series on California wine regions

In honor of California Wine Month 2014, the San Francisco Wine School has produced a series of videos on California wine regions featuring Founder & CEO David Glancy, MS.

http://napavalleyregister.com/star/business/new-video-series-on-california-wine-regions/article_15df5249-e806-53bc-aeb0-c0b25bdcb7be.html

 

More Smirnoff Vodka Flavors

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka has extended its flavor stable with the addition of its new Smirnoff Sours range. The lineup, which features Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch expressions, is targeted toward the shot occasion and priced at $15.99 a 750-ml. The Sours launch will be supported by digital advertising, point-of-sale and on-premise initiatives. Smirnoff Sours brings Smirnoff’s flavor range—which also includes the brand’s recently-launched Sorbet Light lineup—to a total of 39 entries. The largest vodka brand in the U.S., Smirnoff was down 0.2% last year to 9.7 million cases, according to Impact Databank.

Rogue Craft Beer News

Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits is launching two new craft ciders this fall. The first, Fruit Salad Cider, is a mix of cherries and plums from Rogue’s Tygh Valley, Oregon farm, blended with Oregon-sourced apples, peaches, marionberries, pears and apricots. The second, 7 Hop Cider, is an apple cider that is dry-hopped with seven varieties of hops from Rogue’s Independence, Oregon farm. Both ciders will debut in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in December. Meanwhile, Rogue has re-launched its Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale, a returning limited edition entry. Made with fresh Freedom and Yaquina hops sourced from the Independence farm, Wet Hop Ale—available on draft—is produced within a short timeframe, with the hops harvested, transported to the Rogue Brewery and brewed in a little over two hours.

The Big Secret About Pinot

Time to get to the bottom of the story of Pinot, an ancient grape that has boggled us for centuries.

http://winefolly.com/review/big-secret-pinot/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=4fef2efa50-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-4fef2efa50-62472929&mc_cid=4fef2efa50&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Flavor Profiles of Red Wines

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The History of Sulfite Use in Wine

Consumers are constantly complaining about the sulfites in wine

http://www.academicwino.com/2014/09/history-sulfite-use-wine.html/

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-30-14

August 30, 2014

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

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 

September Will Be California Wine Month.

The range and diversity of California wine today are unprecedented.

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

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

Please Keep Them In Your Thoughts And Glass.

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How You Can Help:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/How-you-can-help-those-hurt-by-the-Napa-earthquake-5714126.php

 

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Drink Beer Warm?

 

A closer look at leaving the stems in wine

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

Here is an interesting read on the topic.

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

 

Creative Garnishes

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

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

 

Is Wine an Acquired Taste?

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

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

 

Red Mountain microclimate makes for spectacular wines

Read about this unique area in Washington St

http://www.winepressnw.com/2014/08/02/3088482/red-mountain-microclimate-makes.html?sp=/99/1644/

 

It Takes a Lot of Cow Skulls to Make Good Wine

Items used for biodynamic winemaking

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/it-takes-a-lot-of-cow-skulls-to-make-good-wine/

 

HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF PURPLE WINE STAINED TEETH

Tips on dental care when drinking wine

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/rid-purple-wine-stained-teeth/

 

Problems with wine by the glass?

Issues with ordering wine by the glass.

Always ask “when was it opened”

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http://hopkinton.wickedlocal.com/article/20140822/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140828639/2006/LIFESTYLE

 

A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs

With direct shipping now legal in MA you have choices.

Good read on club options.

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

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

 

The business of Washington wine is bigger than you think

Did you know?

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

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

 

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

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

LIQS Cocktail Shots for 25drink

http://bostonherald.com/unknown/2014/08/hit_me_with_your_best_shots_premixed_cocktails_hit_hub_packies

 

Should Beer Be Served Cold?

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

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

Pumpkin beers aplenty already this season

The great pumpkin invasion has begun — already.

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

 

Mexico’s Montejo Beer Debuts in United States

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

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http://www.lamag.com/liquidla/2014/08/21/mexicos-montejo-beer-debuts-in-united-states

 

Big Wine and crowdsourcing

New trend for big wineries.

Learn about crowdsourcing and how you can take part

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

 

Wine Gelée Makes A Perfect Dessert For All Seasons

Jellied Wine With Summer Fruit

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http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/wine-gelee-makes-perfect-dessert-seasons/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8EF7ouAX91tIKVJaTEJ_AjXN5SoAAZGPiPEla7CIC3ewGkZ3J_nqRe-viFz1Zj68BAKJanbgdYrNxwtaNpQEs8th6xdZgro2PDOX9izhNHuOPwE7E&_hsmi=13912922

 

How Julia Child And Cookbooks Taught Us About Wine

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

http://zesterdaily.com/drinking/lessons-wine-help-julia-child/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13912922&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–CnlHVRtnxoj64EDUboFsqONZPAhSgwBaG7e0V-2O-63GElc8v4mSS_7pvTU3mj3hcNSNA_MEM7OQXOgb0T2dki_x1-XrDjg857QQ6BCM05uz9L7A&_hsmi=13912922

 

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Oregon Wine Country

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

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

 

Most wineries not insured for quake losses

most are not insured for quake damage

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

 

Have You Purchased “Small-Batch” Whiskey?

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

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

 

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Beer

Each state ranked by the beers in it

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

 

TOP 10 FUNNY SPIRITS NAMES

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

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

 

TOP 10 BIZARRE ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS

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

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

 

ONE JOB IN BEER SUPPORTS 45 IN OTHER INDUSTRIES

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Earthquake Proof Your Wine

Wine Folly Blog with tips and ideas

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

 

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

Maps for Beer,Wine And Liquor In Each State.

Also Where To Buy On Sundays

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

 

Texan brewery unveils 99-pack of beer

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

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

 

Four new books for beer lovers

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

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

 

A Beginner’s Guide to German Wine

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

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

 

Why You Should Know Where Your Wine Grows

Interesting read from Wine Folly

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

 

Fall’s 5 Craziest Cocktail Trends

Fall season’s most provocative new drinks

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

 

New Sam Adams Beer

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

 

The ancient origins of beer

The exact origins of beer will forever be a mystery.

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

 

DEADLY WINEMAKING SNAKES ESCAPE IN CHINA

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

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

 

Shock Top adds limited edition banana wheat beer

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

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

 

Tasting Mastery

Tim Gaiser Blog on Wine tasting

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

 

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14

August 23, 2014

Liquor Industry News/Links

8-23-14

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

 

Hasn’t Summer Flown By??

You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin

And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock!

Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers?

Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest

Tasting With Sam Adams.

Details Here:

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

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Coming Soon!

 

Labor Day Sale

Next Week Look For Our Labor Day Newsletter For Sale Items

 

Sunday Opening Time Change

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

 

Medway Adult Education Classes

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

 

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Franklin Liquors

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Corona Recall

“Natural” Wine

 

Cake Flavored Wines

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

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http://www.birthdaycakewines.com

 

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

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The acid test for wine

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

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

 

Wine Lovers Should Probably Leave Mass.

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

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

 

Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine

Have you ever heard about Gorgona, Italy?

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

 

Corona Beer Recall

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

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

 

Paso Robles announces wine app

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

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

 

How to choose low calorie drinks

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

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

 

Rum distillery at Truro Vineyards

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

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

 

Putting Ontario wine on the map

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

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

 

Vermont Wine: A Growing Business

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

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

 

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

This is interesting:

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

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

Also The Certification Website

http://info.usa-c.com

 

Would You Drink a GMO Beer?

Chances are, you probably already do.

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

 

MEAD: A TIME BEFORE WINE

Mead 101

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

 

Wine labels

Interesting read on government checking of label accuracy

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

 

Live Free and Drink Wine in New Hampshire

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Best Cocktail Apps For Aspiring Bartenders

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

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

 

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL VODKA BRANDS

Compiled by the drinks business together with Intangible Business

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

 

WOMEN CARE LESS FOR QUALITY THAN MEN

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

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

 

TOP 10 BANNED SPIRITS

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

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

 

Want New Wine Choices? Look Back to the Old World

What’s the next malbec?

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

 

Italy’s Weird and Wonderful Wine Grapes

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

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

 

Decoding wine like a pro

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

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

 

The Best Wine Tasting Tours Around the World

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

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

 

BACARDI MAKES UNPRECEDENTED MOVE INTO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

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

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

 

Red Wine May Protect Against Foodborne Norovirus

A Glass A Day Keeps Gastroenteritis At Bay?

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

 

Color and sound, important when tasting

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

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

 

Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The world’s most popular beer is …

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

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

 

New Hpnotiq

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

 

New Svedka Flavor

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

 

The Delicious Health Benefits of Beer

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

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

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

 

The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

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

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

 

A Pragmatic Approach to Wine Ratings

Wine Folly blog look at wine ratings

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

 

Why grocery stores love wine

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

Check out these crazy numbers!

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

 

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

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

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

 

Canadian wine is going places

Canadian wine is finally firing on all cylinders

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

 

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