Liquor Industry News/Links 11-28-15

Liquor Industry News/Links


Franklin Liquors


By: Mark C Lenzi


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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Handling A Wine Snob

Fireball Lawsuit


How much do you really know about beer? (Quiz)

Take a quick quiz

7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We’ve been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn’t it time for some real innovation?

Donald Trump’s Wine Can Make Dinner Great Again

Trump Winery gets closer than Thomas Jefferson did to achieving Jefferson’s dream of a Virginia wine that can go toe to toe with the likes of Chateau Latour.


Reports of the Death of Tasting Notes Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

First it was “points” that came under fire and more lately it has been the “tasting note” itself that has been treated with skepticism, and indeed, cynicism, from those who would protect us from opinion other than that the oh-so-reliable kind found for free by way of social media.

An Uncertain Future for the World’s Most Iconic Sweet Wines

As global wine tastes continue to shift towards brighter and drier, what is to become of the storied regions defined throughout history by sweeter, heavier wines? Zachary Sussman explores how the makers of port, Sauternes and Tokaji are adapting to a new wine world.

Premium Pinot takes big hit in 2015 Calif wine grape harvest. Other varietals mostly lower too

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Whisky expert Jim Murray has named Diageo’s Canadian whisky Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye as latest World Whisky of the Year, once again omitting to include a single Scotch brand in his top five.


Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Let’s keep the gift-giving stress at a moderate level and think outside the wine box this year. Below are non-wine items that any wine lover will appreciate:

5 tips for handling the holiday wine snob

This time of year you’re bound to encounter the holiday wine snob, that person who seems to know it all about vino.

So how can you avoid becoming an unwitting target? Here are five helpful tips:


Total Wine opens in Natick, MA: 10 Things to know

Review by Wellesley Wine Press Blog

Tasting Strategies: Label Check and Calibrating with Extremes

Is there a strategy that can help them make an instant—and correct—decision?

French Wine & Cheese Pairing


The end of the wine business as we know it?

The big get bigger, and that there isn’t any room for the small

Peak Organic Seasonal

Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing Company is rolling out its Winter Session IPA, a dry-hopped dark wheat ale blended with Citra hops. The company sourced its wheat from local farms and used organic hops in the brewing process. Winter Session Ale will be available nationwide on draft and in package format through January 15. Peak Organic brews 24 varieties of beer, including an IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest, among others.


Without adding any other material like glue to the wood, the team of scientists from the university’s Centre for Timber Engineering were able to build a barrel that reduces evaporation without compromising the quality of the whisky.


Sierra Nevada starts rare beer club

Sierra Nevada Brewing is launching a new rare beers club, in which members will receive a quarterly release of extremely limited experimental brews, made either at the Mills River brewery or the flagship brewery in Chico, California.

Wine Branding: Why It’s Important for the Industry’s Growth

Not one wine brand is swimming in this pool of money, while a beer brand made it to the top 40 most valued brands

Homeless man charged with shoplifting liquor from Northampton Big Y supermarket

They found he had taken two bottles of liquor.

Wine: From the Lightest to the Strongest

Let’s take a look at alcohol levels are in wine from the lightest to the strongest.


How to pick a decent wine with five minutes and $15

During the holidays, as you head to parties out of town, how do you navigate an unfamiliar store? Bottom Shelf columnist Megan Carpentier has the answer

Somerville MA brewer Pretty Things announces its closure

Somerville couple who runs the business has decided to close it down.


As reported by Law360, Sazerac has accused Jack Daniel’s of using Google search advertising to “confuse” consumers and “divert” Fireball sales to its own Tennessee Fire variant.



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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC


Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Great Holiday Gift Wines Class Thursday, December 3, 2015 7pm

Are you thinking of buying a bottle of wine as a holiday gift for that wine lover on your list? We can help! We’ll taste through six wines in different styles, all of which will make fantastic, stress-free gift giving. We’ll also explore other wine-related gift giving ideas. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Sign ups are now open online or visit the Norfolk Recreation office at 1 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 Telephone: (508)520-1315,

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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