Liquor Industry News/Links 8-26-13

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Monday August 26th 2013

Liquor Industry News/Links

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW


Today Is A Biodynamic FRUIT Day

Great To Taste Or Drink Wine!


Steelhead Vineyards has partnered with baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan to release W1ne for One, a new single-serve offering. Targeted toward sporting, music and other outdoor occasions, W1ne for One offers both a Sonoma County Chardonnay and Merlot packaged in a 187-ml. plastic bottle, with a detachable plastic flute affixed to the bottle’s screwcap. The range is currently available at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark, with additional venues to be added

Vermont-based Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits has introduced its new Vermont Ice Apple and Maple Crème liqueurs. They’re available at select retail stores in New England or on the company’s website, with expanded distribution across the country slated for September. Vermont Ice Maple Crème Liqueur is priced at $27.99 a 750-ml., while the Ice Apple Crème Liqueur is $29.99. Distilled in small batches, the liqueurs are created using apple brandy made from local apples—including Northern Spy, Macintosh and Empire varieties—blended with the company’s own Ice Cider for the Ice Apple liqueur and estate-made maple syrup for the Maple Crème liqueur. Boyden, which claims to be the first craft distiller in the country to focus on cream liqueurs, also produces a number of red, white and fruit wines.

Burlington, Massachusetts-based Clown Shoes Beer is set to launch the 2013 vintage of its Genghis Pecan fall seasonal next month. A pecan pie porter made with 200 pounds of roasted pecans, the 7%-abv brew is released once a year, with this year’s edition featuring a bolder pecan flavor. Established in 2009, Clown Shoes also produces six year-round offerings, as well as an array of specialty and seasonal labels, and currently has a footprint of around 28 states.

Oregon Rieslings Rival Europe’s Best on Taste and Price

By John Mariani

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Golden grapes

By Andrew Jefford

Napa Valley’s 17,637 hectares of vineyard earn $13bn a year for the county. Napa is the most valuable wine name outside Europe

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In San Diego, wine’s promise among the palms

Jon Bonné

Published 2:08 pm, Friday, August 23, 2013

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What’s in a price?

August 22, 2013 8:04 pm  •  DAN BERGER

number of reasons why wines are priced the way they are:

Aroma therapy will expand your palate

By Dave McIntyre,

Read All About Wine Aromas

With wine labels, it’s what’s in back that counts

Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune

Big Fan Of Wine Label Education.

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Should We Care What Winemakers Say?

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Drink Of The Day:

Kilbeggan® Secret Sour

Recipe by Joaquin Simo, Head Mixologist at Pouring Ribbons of NYC


1 1/2 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey

1 1/2 parts Club Soda

3/4 part Dry Vermouth

3/4 part Simple Syrup

1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1 dash Orange Bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Midnight Moon, America’s Number One Selling Moonshine Launches Exciting New Innovations

Read About New Half Moon Sizes:

Funny New Southern Comfort Commercial

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

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Vending Machine Gives Out Free Beer [Video]

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