Liquor Industry News/Links 2-22-14

Liquor Industry News/Links


By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review 

Today Is National Margarita Day!


Spice Up Your National Margarita Day

Different Margaritas To Try:

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17th February, 2014 by Lauren May

Bottles of wine made by convicted murderers are to go on sale at some of New York’s most stylish restaurants, according to a report in The New York Post.

‘All we really need is wine’: Parents create hilarious video of how they cope with their children staying at home during a snow day

Ocean State Job Lot makes bid to sell beer, wine in Sturbridge MA

Shoppers at Ocean State Job Lot may soon be able to buy beer and wine at the store.

Sights & Sips from the 2014 Boston Wine Expo

Review Of The Wine Expo

Wine: ‘Old vine’ zinfandels

By Laurie Daniel For the Mercury News

California has zinfandel vines that are more than 140 years old. But when you buy a bottle of “old vine” zinfandel, don’t assume that the grapes are from such venerable vines.


A Twist On Margarita’s

With such a popular cocktail, there is always more than one person to lay claim to it’s creation.


Small Business Group Not Buying Wegmans’ Liquor Push

Grocery chain Wegmans is looking to serve alcoholic beverages at its Northborough, Massachusetts location

Get to Know Austrian Wine

Wine Folly Blog



19th February, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Critic Robert Parker has released his predictions for 2014 including natural wines being exposed  “as a fraud” and growing love for US wines.

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These States Have The Highest Taxes On Beer, Wine, And Liquor

Maps Of Wine, Beer And Liquor Tax By State

Dogfish takes beer ‘n’ brats to the next level with own sausage line

Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery late last year launched a line of foods including specialty sausages, hop-infused pickles and even canned clam chowder.


All About Bourbon Beer

Bourbon And Beer 101

New Bookers Bourbon

Beam Inc. is celebrating Booker’s Bourbon’s 25th anniversary with the launch of a new limited edition offering, Booker’s Batch 2014-1. Aged nine to 11 years and bottled at its natural proof (ranging from 121 to 130 proof), the special edition retails at $99.99 a 750-ml. bottle and is presented in a commemorative wooden case.


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Beer drinking has just gotten cooler… and geekier


The Kegbot is a tablet-powered beer Kegerator that will keep track of how much beer is left in your keg to help you make sure that you’re never in danger of running out during a party.

16 Unusual Liqueurs You Should Taste

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Starbucks and Jim Beam to brew up coffee liqueur

By Chris Stetkiewicz and Mark Weinraub, Reuters

Starbucks’ extensive coffee-based beverage lineup is about to get a different kind of jolt.

The Seattle-based coffee shop chain, along with the Jim Beam unit of Fortune Brands, is developing a premium coffee liqueur to be sold in bars, restaurants and liquor stores — but not in Starbucks’ 7,800 locations.

The liqueur will be tested in two undisclosed U.S. markets later this year in Starbucks’ first attempt to tap into the alcohol business. “It has been our intention since the mid ’90s to build a very strong brand at retail and then to leverage into other product categories and channels of distribution,” Starbucks Chief Executive Orin Smith says.

MillerCoors to introduce Miller64 beer with voluntary nutritional labeling in US

Source: DBR

21 February 2014

Brewing major MillerCoors is set to introduce a new detailed voluntary nutritional labeling on its Miller64 beer in the US. The move is in response to the new guidelines by US Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau about the nutritional information disclosed on labels for all brewers, vintners and hard liquor distillers.Under the new ruling, alcohol brands can feature nutritional information such as serving size, servings per container, alcohol content by volume, calories, protein and fat per serving on their packaging.MillerCoors brand marketing vice president Gannon Jones said that Miller64 contains 64cal and 2.4g of carbs per 12oz serving. “Adding the new nutritional label will provide the kind of detail that will give consumers one more reason to reach for a Miller64 when they want to enjoy a beer that fits their way of life,” Jones added.Besides this, the company plans to expand the voluntary nutritional labeling in future, but will start after consumer reaction on Miller64.

New Three Olives Flavor

Three Olives vodka has introduced a new coconut water-flavored offering name-checking Elvis Presley and his famous love affair with Hawaii. The English import’s Elvis Presley Coconut Water Flavored Vodka will roll out nationwide beginning in March in various sizes, with its 750-ml. priced at $21. The 30%-abv offering joins Three Olives’ 22 flavor extensions including Chocolate, Grape and Root Beer—all quadruple distilled from English Winter Wheat.

What’s in beer, and is it good for me?

Beer point of view from a nutritionist:

How to Make Your Own Maraschino Cherries

You can make maraschino cherries at home


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