Liquor Industry News/Links 4-26-14

Liquor Industry News/Links


By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*

Liquor Industry Week In Review

Organic Wine: What is it? Toast Earth Day with Wine, Naturally

What is organic wine and how is it different from “inorganic wine”?

Wine bottles get second life

Arizona Company Recycles Wine Bottles


Why alcohol levels in wine are rising

Good Info On Alcohol Levels In Wine

The 10 Biggest Brewers in America

The good folks at the Brewers Association build this list every year based on annual sales volumes

Powdered Alcohol, Coming to a Liquor Store Near You

This is just a crazy product you must read about.

And it was U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Approved!!


Follow up

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10 great beer cocktails for spring

Beer mixology isn’t about improving beer, it’s about improving the cocktail.

Should sulphur in wine be curtailed?

Organic food is probably showing the highest growth percentage in the premium sector

Debunking Screw Cap Myths

Screw caps give the winery control on how the wine is going to develop at a level that cork cannot.

5 Reasons Why Lodi, California is the Next Napa Valle

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How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great

Wine has been thoroughly industrialized read about some crazy wine stats and methods


25 Wine-Inspired Baby Names

you may want to draw inspiration from your favorite beverage when it comes down to naming your kiddo!

Why Does Bonking Beer Bottles Trigger a Foam Eruption?

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Some other crazy liquor items


Beer-favored lollipops hit the market

Beer is awesome, and so is candy… so why not mix them, asks a spokesman for Lollyphile, a gourmet lollipop company based in Austin, Texas.



25th April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw


A small glass of wine a day is good for your kidneys and can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

New Shipyard Mix Pack

Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Company has released a year-round variety pack of its India Pale Ales. The Shipyard Variety IPA 12-pack features the 5.8%-abv Fuggles IPA, Monkey Fist IPA (6.9%-abv), Black IPA (6.2%-abv) and XXXX IPA (9.25%-abv) and will be available in the more than 40 states within the brewery’s distribution footprint. The suggested retail price of the pack is $16.99. Founded in 1994, Shipyard Brewing has annual production of more than 166,000 barrels and was ranked as the 15th-largest craft brewer in the U.S. by the Brewers Association.


23rd April, 2014 by Lauren May

Women who drink two to four beers a week have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has claimed.


From a Long Island iced tea to a white Russian we reveal which drinks have the highest number of calories.

A Crazy Did You Know

In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups


3 Ocean State Job Lots in MA Now Selling Cheap Beer, Wine

All beer six packs are being sold at the same price.


Heineken Introduces Tequila-Flavored Lager, Desperados

a one-of-a-kind beer blended with tequila barrel-aged lager that delivers a uniquely refreshing and smooth taste

5 important things to know about beer

Beer is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, and that has bred myths

Beer glass basics

In Germany each beer has its own designated drinking vessel


New California Wine Shipment Numbers

California wine shipments within the U.S. rose 3% to 215 million cases last year, according to data from the Wine Institute. By retail value, shipments rose 5%, to an estimated $23.1 billion. According to industry experts, California wine growth was driven in part by 2012’s large harvest, as well as high critical acclaim from recent vintages. Additionally, strong sales of premium table wines in the $10-and-above segment, which increased 9% by volume and accounted for nearly half of winery revenues, have contributed to California’s climb. California sales to domestic and international markets, meanwhile, rose 3% by volume to 258 million cases.

New Shock Top Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev has extended its Shock Top brand with Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat, a new limited edition entry. A Belgian-style unfiltered ale, Twisted Pretzel Wheat is made with wheat, caramel malt, orange peels and pretzel flavoring. The 5.2%-abv entry will be available on draft for a limited time at more than 150 beer festivals nationwide, as well as at special events and select retail locations. Shock Top, whose core portfolio includes its Belgian White, Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat, Apple Wheat and Raspberry Wheat labels, was down 2.6% last year to 7.7 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank

A cheat sheet on the California drought

Here’s a primer to keep the water-cooler conversation flowing when the subject turns to the California drought.

3 Glasses of Wine Can Lead to Overeating

A recent survey has found that three glasses of wine serve as the tipping point after which it is difficult for people to stop themselves from binge drinking and bing eating.

Michigan winemaking families featured in the all new reality series WINE WARRIORS

currently in production.

When Champagne is… cremant

Sparkling wines produced in France outside the Champagne region are known as cremants.

The True Bar Behind True Detective

You’ve probably never heard of Bayou Gauche—a small, rural fishing village in southeastern Louisiana—but there’s a decent chance you’ve seen an image of it before. Most recently, it appeared on the HBO series True Detective,


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