Liquor Industry News/Links 7-30-13

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Tuesday July 30th 2013

Liquor Industry News/Links

Today Is A Biodynamic FRUIT Day

Great To Taste Or Drink Wine!

By Mark C Lenzi CSW


August 1st MA Cigarette Tax Increase

Current Tax $2.51 Per Pack

As Of August 1st $3.51 Per Pack


Craft beer dollar sales in the U.S. rose 15% in the first six months of 2013, according to data from the Brewers Association (BA) trade group. Volume also rose over the same period, up 13% to 7.3 million barrels, compared to 6.4 million barrels in the first six months of 2012. Likewise, the number of craft breweries operating in the U.S. grew by around 450, to reach a total of more than 2,500 by the end of June. While craft beer continues to climb, overall U.S. beer sales were down 2% in the six-month period. The BA defines a craft brewer as an independent and traditional brewer producing less than 6 million barrels annually.


Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and Adult Beverage Co. have unveiled Adult S’mores, a new dessert-flavored vodka liqueur. Intended to evoke the taste of the classic campfire treat, the 15%-abv entry features the flavors of marshmallows and chocolate blended with premium vodka. Set to roll out August 1, Adult S’mores is priced at around $16 a 750-ml. The new offering is the latest expression in Adult Beverage’s nostalgia-inspired range, which also includes Adult Chocolate Milk, Adult Limeade and Adult Strawberry Milk. The full lineup is distributed and marketed in the U.S. by Deutsch


Is It Fall Already??

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Has Arrived!

6pks and 12 pks

Also 22oz Smashed Pumpkin


The top 10 sakes

30th July, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

the top 10 sakes voted for by attendees of the sake experience which took place on 27 July at Japanese culture expo Hyper Japan at London’s Earl’s Court.

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From bark to bottle: cork’s journey

29th July, 2013 by Gabriel Savage

Read All About Cork Harvest:

A Video On How Corks Are Made:


Second Cheapest Wine

30th July, 2013 by db_staff

Need help choosing which wine to buy? Now there’s an easy solution.

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Top 100 Most Influential U.S. Winemakers


Michael Cervin


Keeping Sheep in Vineyards After Bud Break

Holistic farming advocate tells Napa Valley Graperowers sheep can trim vines

by Paul Franson

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