Liquor Industry News/Links
By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CWAS*
Liquor Industry Week In Review
Franklin Wine Club
We have started a wine club on Meetup.com. Also merging with the Framingham Wine Club. This club is for wine explorers and will have meetings in our wine room.
Please join and start exploring with us!
Aging wine with wood instead of inside wood
South Africa interesting use of Roobios bushes and honeybush plants instead of American or French oak.
How to make alcoholic ginger beer from scratch
In addition to its spicy, addictive taste and its boozy bonus, alcoholic ginger beer is also plain-old fun to make.
Urban Outfitters sells flasks concealed as tampons for sneaking alcohol past bouncers at clubs and concerts
A new product lets girls sneak alcohol into venues and events with the clever use of flasks hidden in tampon wrappers.
HUMAN NOSE CAN DETECT ONE TRILLION SMELLS
21st March, 2014 by Lauren May
The human nose can detect more than one trillion individual smells, billions more than the commonly held figure of just 10,000.
New Harpoon Summer Beer
Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has released a new summer seasonal—UFO Big Squeeze Shandy. The latest entry in the brewer’s unfiltered UFO series, Big Squeeze Shandy is an unfiltered wheat beer blended with grapefruit juice. The 4.5%-abv offering, which is characterized by sweet malt, tart and citrus notes, will be available throughout the summer season in bottled six-packs and 12-packs, cans and on draft, priced at around $7.99 a six-pack. UFO Big Squeeze Shandy joins UFO Pale Ale, UFO Pumpkin, UFO Hefeweizen, UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen and UFO White in Harpoon’s unfiltered lineup. In addition to its Boston headquarters, Harpoon Brewery operates a second production facility in Windsor, Vermont.
The type of closure selected for wine is one of the most contentious packaging issues.
What’s The Deal with Wine Shipping Laws?
Wine Folly Blog
WHAT IS MEAD?
The Next Craft Beverage Worth Buzzing About
What It’s Like To Inhale Your Favorite Liquor
Believe it or not, drinking isn’t the only way to consume alcohol: You can inhale it, too.
Giving Beer a Shot: Six Updated Boilermakers in Boston
The humble boilermaker gets a makeover.
2014 World Whiskies Award winners announced
The World Whiskies Awards took place in London last week, where more than 300 whiskies battled it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, for the coveted title of ‘2014 World’s Best Whiskies’.
How do you consider the three-tier system in the wine world of the US to be functioning?
An interesting look at a system in place in MA. Something to think about when you purchase wine.
Walking Dead Inspired Cocktails
The Walking Dead season finale is Sunday, March 30.
Connecticut’s oldest winery for sale
Haight-Brown Vineyard listed at $1.475 million
Why Your Taste in Wine Changes Based on Expectations or Environment
Out of the Bottle: Wine Psychology: Video
Follow Your Nose: Olfaction Training, from Perfume to Wine
Alexandre Schmitt’s nose is in demand. He’s a classically trained French perfumer. So what’s he doing at a Napa Valley winery?
Cafe Assisi to get liquor license in Wrentham MA
A popular local eating establishment that has been around for about a decade is getting an all alcoholic liquor license.
TOP 10 BIZARRE DRINK INGREDIENTS
You only have to look at the extreme flavour ideas marketing by vodka companies to realise that alcoholic beverages can include an alarmingly broad range of ingredients.
Liquor store owners in MA divided on opening early on Sundays
Do you want early Sunday openings?
BEER-MARINATED MEAT LOWERS CANCER RISK
Marinating meat in pilsner or black beers before throwing them on a coal-fired grill can apparently help lower potentially harmful amounts of carcinogens.
Mezcal, the moonshine wine of Mexico
Read about one of the 7 Agave based spirits
Learn About Prosseco In This 1Minute Video
The Best Organic Wines for the Money
Top 10 Organic Wines
Study on Efforts to Prevent Marketing to Minors Gives Alcohol Industry High Marks
Fourth study on efforts to prevent marketing to minors, and the results are positive
HOW ABOUT A GLASS OF DRY-HOPPED CHARDONNAY?
New Jersey’s Valenzano Winery is taking it to a whole different level by creating a dry-hopped Chardonnay.
Ten Foot Tall And Bullet Proof: The Dream Behind Loveblock Wine
The story behind Erica and Kim Crawfords
We have Loveblock wines In stock!
Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2014
The numbers for 2013 are in, and most experts are more optimistic about the 2014 wine market in the US.
Would You Drink Wine Grown in Brooklyn?
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Jim Nantz Tap New Winemaker To Take “The Calling” To Next Level
The Calling, a joint venture between Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits CEO Peter Deutsch and CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz, has appointed Dan Goldfield as consulting winemaker on its high-end Sonoma County wine brand. Taking over for Marco DiGiulio, Goldfield began blending for the 2013 vintage and will have full winemaking responsibility for the 2014 vintage.
Goldfield is known for his nearly 20-year partnership with fifth-generation winegrower Steve Dutton on the well-regarded Dutton-Goldfield brand and has extensive knowledge of the Dutton Ranch vineyard, which is the primary source of The Calling’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The current portfolio from The Calling includes Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($32), Dutton Ranch Jewell Vineyard Chardonnay ($51), Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($37), Russian River Valley Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir, ($62), Alexander Valley Rio Lago Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($37) and an Alexander Valley Bordeaux-style blend “Our Tribute” ($62).
Launched in 2012, The Calling grew 77% in the past year as it expanded its presence both on- and off-premise. In 2013, the brand reached 12,000 case depletions, and Deutsch and Nantz expect it to advance to 18,000-20,000 cases this year.
We have Chard and Cab in stock!
MARIO BATALI FALLS FOUL OF NY LICENSING LAWS
28th March, 2014 by Lauren May
US celebrity chef, Mario Batali, has been forced to temporarily close his New York wine shop and pay fines of half a million dollars after breaking New York State liquor laws.
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Franklin Wine Club Meeting
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Please join and attend. Merging of the Framingham Wine Club And Franklin Wine Club
Saturday April 5th 3pm
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Mom’s Time Out Wine Tasting
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Helium Party Place & Franklin Liquors for a night out just for mom! Grab your best mom friend and come to our wine tasting and enjoy other treats that we have in store!
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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ESBE Designs and Wine Tasting
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esbe Designs is a trendy new jewelry company created by Sara Blaine.
Joanie Neenan will tell you all about the jewelry and we will talk and taste wine.
This is an RSVP event limited to 20 Guests
May 8th 7pm
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