Liquor Industry News/Links 9-27-13

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Friday September 27th 2013

Today’s Liquor Industry News/Links

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW


New Biodynamic Wine Film

Between passion and poetry, this film traces the life of winemakers who have chosen to live closer to nature. It depicts remarkably biodynamic issues.

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Wine Book Review–Jon Bonné’s “The New California Wine”

Winemaker Perspective: “People that rate wines… are not understood” (Video)

Why wine critics and the 100 point system are here to stay, despite the rising influence of social media and crowd-sourcing.

Best Vodka Cocktails this Fall


The world of gaming came alive recently with the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5, but what cocktail should you be drinking with this and other games?


American football team the Philadelphia Eagles have launched a wine to celebrate their 80 anniversary


25th September, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Skinnygirl, the low-calorie wine and pre-mix cocktail brand founded by US reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, has added a Prosecco to its ever-expanding line-up.


New Angry Orchard Flavor

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard cider brand is releasing Green Apple, a new year-round entry made with American-grown apples. Featuring tart, green apple flavors balanced with notes of kiwi and honeydew, the 5%-abv offering is launching this fall alongside Cinnful Apple, a spiced seasonal cider also made with American fruit. Cinnful Apple will be available nationwide through February, while Green Apple will initially be in limited release, with a nationwide rollout slated for early 2014. Both ciders will be available in six-packs and 12-packs, priced at $7.99-$9.99 a six-pack. The pair, which mark Angry Orchard’s first foray into American-sourced ciders, join the brand’s existing Crisp Apple, Traditional Dry and Apple Ginger entries, its Elderflower seasonal and its Cider House Collection series, all of which are made with European apples.

Hollywood & Vine? The Latest in Wine Themed Movies

The world’s most marked-up wines

By Kate Parham | Compass – Tue, Sep 24, 2013 5:00 PM EDT

French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed

By Rudy Ruitenberg – Sep 25, 2013 10:50 AM ET

Laboratory testing of 92 French wines from across the country found pesticide traces in every bottle, including those made from organically-grown grapes, consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir reported.

The Wine Advocate is measurably less influential than sommeliers, wine shop assistants, and the Wine Spectator, when it comes to taking wine advice, according to a new survey.

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Did You Wine Know… How Wine Gets Its Flavor

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