Wine Of The Day: Tolaini Valdisanti 2009

June 28, 2015

Wine Of The Day

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Tolaini Valdisanti 2009

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The Wine: Tolaini Valdisanti 2009

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Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Yield: 60 qt./ha

Region:Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Soil: Lime and clay with a considerable presence of gravel size stones

Vine age Plantings completed in spring 2000
Plant density 6,900-11,000 plants per hectare
Production 89,000 bottles (2009);  Aging 16 months in barriques, 12 months in bottle

Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then on the sorting table when they arrive to the winery; they are destemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters and a portion into stainless steel.

Alcoholic fermentation The temperature is computer controlled, the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days where manual pigiage and remontage are done frequently, throughout the day every 4-6 hours and one delestage is done per week.

Malolactic fermentation French oak barriques (70% new and 30% used one year) Maturation On fine lees for 6 months in barriques

Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine. Note: Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-27-15

June 27, 2015

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The 2015 Readers Choice Awards Are Out.

Franklin Liquors Was Voted GOLD For #1 In 16 Town Region!!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Vodka In A Box

Wine Taxes

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New Products

 

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Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

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HOW TO DESIGN THE PERFECT SUMMER WINE AND CHEESE SPREAD

One of the wonderful things about summer is all of the fresh produce that’s finally available, and adding all of these bright, fresh flavors to your cheese spread truly kicks everything up a notch.

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PAPPY VAN WINKLE MAPLE SYRUP TO LAUNCH

Made by ageing Bissell’s Sugarmaker’s Reserve premium syrup in rare 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels for 100 days,

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Late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is getting his own beer

We know what the most popular beer at Penn State tailgates will be this fall.

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Small Town Brewery strikes a deal with Pabst Brewing Company for Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Small Town Brewery (“Small Town”), founded by Tim Kovac, announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pabst Brewing Company (“Pabst”) to meet the increasing nationwide demand for its Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

Pabst began selling Not Your Father’s Root Beer in March 2015 and is currently distributing it to 30 states. Not Your Father’s Root Beer is the fastest-selling new product in the craft beer category in the 2015 year to date period through May 23.1 Not Your Father’s is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Tim Kovac, Founder and Brewmaster of Small Town Brewery said: “The last year has been an amazing ride. We’ve had Not Your Father’s Root Beer go from being available in a few dozen Chicago bars and restaurants to becoming one of the most sought-after craft beers in the country.

80% people want brands to tell stories

Most people want to see and hear stories about regular people

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Highly Anticipated Wine Folly Book On Presale Now

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, published by Avery Books, will be out this fall and is available now on presale at booksellers nationwide.

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10 Scientific Reasons Why Drinking Beer Is Good For You

Recent studies actually show 10 ways that beer is beneficial for us, according to METRO.

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A Frequent Flighter’s Tips for Drinking Wine Responsibly

The heat and sun can take its toll if you slip up and sip too much.

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The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants

Two new apps try to cut the vineyard jungle down to size, but only compound confusion.

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26 WINE LABELS THAT HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR CRAP

What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart?

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State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg lists lottery workers among donors

At least 10 liquor distributor executives and bar owners — all overseen by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, which is overseen by Goldberg — ponied up more than $3,100 since the end of April.

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BAG-IN-A-BOX ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA DEBUTS IN US

The “handcrafted” spirit is made using Idaho Winter Wheat and pure Rocky Mountain water in a four-column distillation process.

Scheduled to be debuted in select retail outlets in California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana and Texas this summer, Big Box Vodka is presented in a 1.75 litre box and has an abv of 40%.

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BREATHALYSER DATA REVEALS ‘DRUNKEST’ US STATES

The highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels were recorded in West Virginia, which averaged at 0.103%, Nevada at 0.095%, Pennsylvania at 0.088% and Connecticut at 0.088%.

The lowest average BAC level belonged to Kentucky, at 0.039%, followed by Delaware at 0.042%.

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Comparing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are two of the most popular white wines in the world. Each wine represents a very different style and taste of dry white wine. Let’s take a closer look at their differences to find out which one you prefer.

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How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

Surprised MA #32!

Kentucky has the highest wine excise tax rate at $3.18 per gallon, followed by Alaska ($2.50), Florida ($2.25), Iowa ($1.75), and New Mexico ($1.70). The five states with the lowest wine excise rates are Louisiana ($0.11), California ($0.20), Texas ($0.20), Wisconsin ($0.25), and Kansas and New York (tied at $0.30). Notably, these rankings do not include states that control all sales.

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THE 4 RED WINES YOU NEED TO TRY IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT RED WINE

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New Magic Hat!

South Burlington, Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company has released Electric Peel, a new year-round grapefruit IPA. The 6.0%-abv ale features citrus flavors from Apollo, Centennial and Chinook hops and a medium malt body from Pale and Carapils malts with boiled grapefruit peel added, the company says. It’s currently available on draft and in six- and 12-packs nationwide. Magic Hat is part of the portfolio of Cerveceria Costa Rica-owned North American Breweries.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Drinks

Wine purists may turn up their noses at the idea of fruit and wine, but for the adventurous among us, summertime cocktails are the way to go. They can compliment your food, keep the conversation lively, and even keep you hydrated. Well, at least that’s what people tell themselves.

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10 scientific reasons you should drink more wine

It’s essentially MAGIC in a bottle

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/a36707/10-scientific-reasons-you-should-drink-more-wine/

Deceived Beck’s beer drinkers can guzzle $50 refund

Beck’s is made in America, just like Bud. In fact, they’re crafted in the same breweries.

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The Ultimate Hidden Beer Cooler

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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.

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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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Franklin Small Business Lady Bug Trek Ends Soon!

June 26, 2015

It’s not too late to play & win!

            Stop by any of the 15 participating stores today and earn entries toward the grand prize by solving the clues! Simply go to: ladybug.citytrek.com contest ends June 30th.

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-20-15

June 20, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

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to play the game, earn discounts & points for the grand prize valued at over $1100 in gift cards to the participating stores!

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Many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Root Beer Float

Glass Corks

All About Rosé

 

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Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health?

When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health

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Enjoy Your Root Beer Float the Adult Way

Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult Summer adult beverage

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What Really is Rose Wine? –The Pink Stuff

Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time.

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Sam Adams Longshot

Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has launched the 2015 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. Featuring the winning entries from the brewer’s annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest, this year’s pack includes two bottles each of Greg Rasmussen’s Raspy’s Robust Porter, Matthew Knott’s Smokehouse Rauchbier and John Marra’s Dark Night in Brooklyn Dunkelweiss. The 2015 Samuel Adams LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide through July, priced at around $8.99-$10.99 each. The LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to showcase the work of talented homebrewers from around country.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/06/14/beer-man-samuel-adams-longshot/71202896/

What do you need to know about Argentina to understand its wines

In this article we review seven things you need to know about Argentina, its wines and its food

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Decoding a wine label decoding infographic

To further decode the decoding on this infographic here they are item by item:

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It’s illegal to donate beer to charity in Mass. and that’s weird

It’s illegal to donate beer or spirits — but not wine, strangely — to a charitable organization, either for sale at auction, or for serving at fundraising events

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Some Liquor Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots Denied Recovery Aid

They’ve been told to relocate or sell healthier items

http://time.com/3922153/baltimore-mayor-riot-aid-liquor-stores/

ALL YOUR AIRLINE LIQUOR LAW QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Liquor laws on the ground are complex enough, but in the air, well, they’re no more straightforward.

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/what-are-airplane-liquor-laws-the-definitive-guide-to-drinking-on-planes

Has The Time Come For Portuguese Wines?

Although it is a country mostly known for its fortified port wines the majority of the wines made in this southern European country is table wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/06/16/has-the-time-come-for-portuguese-wines/

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test results from this particular breathalyzer model.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/16/371884.htm

5 wine apps you need to know

Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect pairing for you meal, keeping track of your growing cellar, learning about different grape varieties or comparing tasting notes with other oenophiles, there’s an app for that.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/06/15/5-wine-apps-need-to-know/

Put a glass cork in it? It’s us vs. them in the wine world.

Are glass corks here to stay?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/clearly-glass-wine-corks-are-an-idea-whose-time-hasnt-come/2015/06/10/965c7be2-0eeb-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html

Hangover-beating cheat sheet: 11 meals and 6 tips to cure your next hangover

This infographic will give you a bunch of suggestions from across the world for dealing with it, but also for preventing the next one.

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New Alcohol Consumption Report Reveals Americans’ Summer Drinking Habits

BACtrack® Report Shows Average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Peaks Week Leading Up to 4th of July

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-alcohol-consumption-report-reveals-americans-summer-drinking-habits-300098714.html

How to have a cool, happening palate

Scared of being labelled as an old-timer has-been with yesterday’s palate? Want to stay relevant in the modern world of wine? Want to be able to hang with the cool kids?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/how-to-have-a-cool-happening-palate-advice-from-a-master

Puglia Wine is Italy’s Secret to Value

Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/italian-value-wine-secret-puglia-wine/

Georgian wine might blow your mind: Wine Notes

The independent republic of Georgia is in the Caucasus region, bordering Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and the eastern shore of the Black Sea.

http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2015/06/georgian_wine_on_the_mind_wine.html

Wine from unexpected places? Raise a glass to Syria

A lone Syrian winery behind “the world’s most harrowing wine to produce” is seeking to break into new markets at the world’s leading wine show, Vinexpo, this week.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wine-unexpected-places-raise-glass-syria-170438486.html;_ylt=AwrC1C6aVoFV0DQAqyeTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMDgyYjJiBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

GRAN SELEZIONE IS THE NEW KING OF CHIANTI – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As of 2014 we now have Chianti Gran Selezione to add to the mix.

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/gran-selezione-is-the-new-king-of-chianti-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide

oRobles is the fastest growing wine region in the US, with over 200 wineries, yet its tasting rooms are far less busy – and its hotels and restaurants more affordable – than more famous Napa and Sonoma

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jun/17/california-paso-robles-wine-route-top-10-guide

How to decipher a wine label

Wine labels also contain a substantial amount of legal content that is regulated by the federal government, under the auspices of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/sc-food-0619-wine-label-reading-20150617-column.html

2014 Was Another Great Year For American Craft Beer

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An Introduction to Rosé

If you’re looking for a quality dry rosé to sip this summer, a few wine regions specialize in the stuff, and variations in color, flavor, and style are available to suit just about every palate preference.

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http://www.fix.com/blog/an-introduction-to-rose-wine/

New Ste Michelle

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting Motto, a collection of fruit-forward California wines in three varietals. Motto’s 2013 Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon, Unabashed Zinfandel and Gung Ho Red Blend were created by the Ste. Michelle winemaking team using the same approach as that employed for its Washington wines but with California grapes. The Motto wines are available nationally this month at a suggested retail price of $15.

 

EIGHT FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SCOTCH

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new Scotch at a Glance 2014 report reveals a number of factoids that even the most well-read dram lover might find surprising.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/eight-facts-you-might-not-know-about-scotch/?article-source=newsletter&source=451&date=2015-06-18

Champagne Bureau, USA Launches Interactive Map of Champagne Region

Learn more about the region behind all Champagne wines

http://maps.champagne.us/maps-champagne/embed

Roaring Brook Brewing teams with Massachusetts distributor

The Gold Rush HPA is on it’s way to the Boston Area. Roaring Brook Brewing & Horizon Beverage of Norton Ma entered into a distribution agreement.

http://www.vtbeer.org/2015/06/16/roaring-brook-brewing-teams-massachusetts-distributor/

Terlato Creates New Wine Brand With Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus

Terlato Wines has created a line of two new wines in partnership with Jack Nicklaus that will benefit the golf legend’s charity foundation. 10% of each bottle sold of the new Jack’s House Wine will go towards Jack’s House Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by Nicklaus’s own philanthropic spirit. Jack’s House Wines include a 2014 Chardonnay and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, both from California. Each has a suggested retail price of $15.99. Terlato previously partnered with Nicklaus on the Jack Nicklaus Reserve Wines range

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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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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-13-15

June 13, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

 

This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

An Exploration of Climates in Chile

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Lady Bug Trek Has Started!

A small business scavenger hunt.

June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Wine People

From sommeliers who insist on calling their wine list ‘curated’ to hosts who serve red wine that’s too warm, the annoyances that can drive WSJ wine columnist Lettie Teague not to drink

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-7-habits-of-highly-annoying-wine-people-1433508077

Loophole in French law could spell ‘death’ of alcohol advertising ban

A loophole in a new law could spell the “death” of France’s strict limitations on alcohol advertising and see deaths from drink rocket, the father of the current anti-alcohol law has warned.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11659230/Loophole-in-French-law-could-spell-death-of-alcohol-advertising-ban.html

Wines from Horse Heaven Hills shine

Since the early 1970s, wine grapes have been grown in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Today, the region south of the Yakima Valley is one of the state’s largest and most important viticultural regions.

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http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/food_and_dining/wines-from-horse-heaven-hills-shine/article_ceda28b6-0adb-11e5-b580-bff2da4f3cc2.html

Alsace Winemakers Vote to Require ‘Dry’ Designation for Labels

Consumer education is goal, but skeptics worry it will hurt richer, sweeter wines

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51689

An Overview of French White Wines

In this article we’ll identify the primary white wines of France, how they taste (because they taste different than their American counterparts), and provide you with common ways French white wines are labeled.

http://winefolly.com/review/french-white-wines/

Three reasons behind the boom in Washington wineries

Why the explosion in Washington wineries?

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/06/08/4319753_three-reasons-behind-the-boom.html?rh=1

The Best Wine Pairings for Grilled Steak

It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/07/best-wine-pairings-grilled-steak

PABST BREWING SUED BY RAPPER SNOOP DOGG

US rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as “The Doggfather”, is suing America’s Pabst Brewing claiming it owes him a share after it was sold for US$700m last year, based on his endorsement of its Blast by Colt 45 brand.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/pabst-brewing-sued-by-rapper-snoop-dogg/

10 TERMS TO BOOST YOUR BEER VOCABULARY

Tap into some craft beer knowledge with these 10 beer terms that will provide the basics for fluently speaking the language of microbrewers.

http://visittrivalley.com/10-terms-to-boost-your-beer-vocabulary/

BEYOND THE BOMB: WHY JÄGER DESERVES A PLACE IN YOUR LIQUOR CABINET

Jäger is significantly sweeter than a lot of its counterparts, but as long as you compensate for that in a cocktail, you’ll find it is a lot more mixable than you might think. Just do yourself a favor and lay off the Red Bull.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/beyond-bomb-why-j-ger-deserves-place-your-liquor-cabinet

Greece: Tough Economy, Great Wine

Somewhat ironically, one of the worst times for the Greek economy happens to coincide with one of the best times for Greek wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joeharpaz/2015/06/08/greece-tough-economy-great-wine/

Six must-try apricot beers

Cheat on peach with these six summer stunners, from blondes to wheats to sour ales.

http://draftmag.com/six-best-apricot-beers/

10 Must-Have Beer Gadgets

Get these actually useful gadgets and accessories for the optimal beer drinking experience.

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http://www.top10kitchen.com/10-must-have-beer-gadgets/

BREAKING BAD-INSPIRED BLUE ICE VODKA RELEASED

Three special edition bottles featuring popular quotes by the “Heisenberg” alias of the series’ main protagonist, Walter White, will be made available across the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/breaking-bad-inspired-blue-ice-vodka-released/?article-source=newsletter&source=445&date=2015-06-10

How to pair fish and wine swimmingly

From oysters to sea bass, chablis to riesling, which wines go with which seafood.

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-pair-fish-and-wine-swimmingly/

What’s on your plate: Why is saké called a ‘rice wine,’ when it’s brewed like beer?

Saké is a beverage awkwardly shouldered into a category that doesn’t really fit.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/06/whats.html

Agave Loco files trademark suit against California wine company

Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco, which makes the alcoholic beverage RumChata, alleges Cheers Wine & Spirits of Paso Robles, Calif., began marketing an Italian wine under the brand name Lemonchatta

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150611/NEWS07/150619965/agave-loco-files-trademark-suit-against-california-wine-company

PARISIAN WINE BAR SERVES BOOZE IN BABY BOTTLES

At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/06/parisian-wine-bar-serves-booze-in-baby-bottles/

New Corkscrew app

makes wine lists searchable and considers wine preferences

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-corkscrew-app-wine-lists-searchable-20150611-story.html

Yuengling to release India Pale Lager in November

New beer will be made with mix of hops including some from Washington state

http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/yuengling-to-release-india-pale-lager-in-november/article_1b2ba6e8-0f7a-11e5-b891-cfa9ab2eff22.html

Orange Wine Isn’t Made Out of Oranges

What makes orange wines orange is that they’re white wines that are produced like red wines, with a drawn-out maceration.

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/orange-wine-isnt-made-out-of-oranges

WINE IS SHOCKINGLY LESS FATTENING THAN ALL OF THESE FOODS

Which would you rather have, vino, or one of these dishes?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-is-shockingly-less-fattening-than-all-of-these-foods/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=904b2dd0f7-June_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-904b2dd0f7-38937345

Wine of the Loire Valley

If you visit France, you spend at least a few days in the Loire Valley, which encapsulates just about everything good France offers.

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/lake-wylie-pilot/article23777362.html

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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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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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June 6, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

We Are Live On ScanKart!!

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.

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Lady Bug Trek Starts Next Week!

A small business scavenger hunt.

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

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Anheuser-Busch pulls the brakes on beer for storm relief

Known for delivering ice, cold beer, Anheuser-Busch is trucking something different to emergency responders in Texas and Oklahoma. The company stopped its run of beer at its Cartersville, Georgia brewery, and are producing cans of water instead.

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http://wric.com/2015/05/29/anheuser-busch-pulls-the-brakes-on-beer-for-storm-relief/

CRAFT BEER CANDLES

Each candle is hand poured in New Jersey with 12oz of Soy Wax in a beer-can style glass that can be used for brews after the 60 hour burn time and some cleaning.

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http://coolmaterial.com/home/craft-beer-scented-candles/

Newmark Cornish & Carey Wine Services and Williams & Williams to Auction Chatom Vineyards and Winery

The approximately 775-acre property will be offered in two parcels at auction with equipment and bottled estate wine inventory included for beginning immediate operations.

https://www.morningstar.com/news/pr-news-wire/PRNews_20150529DA21011/newmark-cornish-carey-wine-services-and-williams-williams-to-auction-chatom-vineyards-and-winery.html

New Yuengling

  1. G. Yuengling & Son will introduce a new seasonal beer, Yuengling India Pale Lager, in November. According to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery—the largest craft brewer in the country, as per the Brewers Association—the IPL will be available in six-packs and on draft, and will be priced slightly above its flagship lager brand. The IPL will join Yuengling’s other seasonals, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen, introduced last year, and Oktoberfest, launched in 2011, while the brewery’s Spring Seasonal Bock has been discontinued. Yuengling IPL features four hops varieties and contains 5% alcohol by volume and 60 IBUs. IPLs—an emerging beer style that is a variant of the surging India pale ale (IPA) format—capitalize on renewed interest in lagers and pilsners by craft brewers and craft beer drinkers. Other brewers marketing IPLs include Boston Beer Co. and Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abbey Brewing.

 

ALL ABOUT BORDEAUX

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http://demystifiedvine.com/2015/05/31/all-about-bordeaux/

Charlie Baker not a fan of proposed Boston alcohol tax

He does not support a proposal currently circulating through the Boston City Council that would pay for recovery programs through a new local tax on alcohol.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/06/charlie_taxes_recovery.html

10 Types of Moms You Meet in the Liquor Store

Here’s who to be on the lookout for:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/being_a_mom/186246/10_types_of_moms_you?ct=slider_5

Gronk was in National Honors Society, misses teammates, never drinks wine

We Miss Tom Brady Shopping For Wine!

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25202032/gronk-was-in-national-honors-society-misses-his-teammates-and-never-drinks-wine

New Oak Aged Absolut

Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Absolut Oak seeks to capitalize on the trend toward consumption of oak-aged brown spirits like whisk(e)y. The innovation play comes as Pernod Ricard USA has been trying to emphasize the higher-end Absolut Elyx offshoot in a bid to premiumize. Absolut, still the U.S. market’s top imported vodka brand, just ahead of Svedka, slipped 7% to 4.1 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, and is down about half a million cases since 2012, amid tough competition from fast-rising Tito’s, among others. Meanwhile, Pernod says it’s increasing focus on Martell Cognac in the U.S., where the upscale brand currently has a relatively small presence.

The science and magic of mulled wine

The origins of mulled wine are not difficult to trace. Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cover the flavors of spoilt food and drink

http://news-soft.com/2015/06/02/the-science-and-magic-of-mulled-wine/

SAUZA LAUNCHES SPICY CUCUMBER CHILI TEQUILA

The new expression is made using Sauza Silver Tequila combined with a “natural cucumber and chilli twist”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/sauza-launches-spicy-cucumber-chili-tequila/?article-source=newsletter&source=440&date=2015-06-03

New Hampshire Governor Blocks Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire

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http://www.nola.com/eat-drink/2015/06/no_baby_pictures_on_beer_bottl.html

Madeira: the Offbeat White Wine That’s Amazing with Grilled Steak

One of the greatest pairings for beef is a white you may have never heard of: Madeira.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/02/madeira-offbeat-white-wine-thats-amazing-grilled-steak

New Del’s Black Cherry

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has launched Del’s Black Cherry Shandy, the second offering in the brewery’s shandy lineup. Part of Narragansett’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up series of local collaborations, the latest shandy (4.7%-abv) is a combination of Narragansett’s Lager and black cherry juice created in collaboration with fellow Rhode Island company Del’s Lemonade. It’s available for a limited time only in Rhode Island in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for $8.99-$9.99. Narragansett’s other beers are sold in all the New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

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DRINK WINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN VINEYARD IN FRANCE

Calling all oenophiles. Now you can drink wine from your very own French vineyard, without having to lift a finger.

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/06/01/drink_wine_from_your_very_own_vineyard_in_france.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=3a1a2e7cba-LPJ_for_June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-3a1a2e7cba-55781545

Spice up your life with Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is Germanic for “spice” and hails from that region known for bouncing back between French and German rule over the last couple thousand years,

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/05/22/3570225/spice-up-your-life-with-gewurztraminer.html

Franciacorta IS NOT CHAMPAGNE!

Sadly, the comparison of Franciacorta to Champagne continues to molest consumers’ and trade’s perception of the Italian appellation like lice.

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http://dobianchi.com/2015/06/02/franciacorta-champagne-what-is-difference/

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives special pleasure from discovering the hidden gems and authentic experiences that uniquely define a place and its people.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-s-levine/12-things-you-must-see-and-do-in-the-napa-valley_b_7479550.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Bulleit Takes a Bullet

Bulleit got sued June 1

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/bulleit-takes-a-bullet

7 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR GLASS OF ROSÉ TO ANOTHER LEVEL

While a simple glass of rosé is delightful, there are several ways for you to kick your sipping up a notch.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-ways-to-take-your-glass-of-rose-to-another-level/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3196dea2ed-June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3196dea2ed-38937345

10 Ways to Tell if Your Sommelier Really Knows Wine

To evaluate the value of the advice they’re proving, keep in mind the 10 points mentioned.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/3/8723085/10-ways-to-spot-a-really-good-sommelier

Wine lovers look to bring their own vino into more MA restaurants

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own bottles into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150603/NEWS/150608485

PINNACLE INTRODUCES RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FLAVOR

With more than 40 flavors to choose from, the brand has launched its latest variant with summer in mind, and say the flavor profile is “perfect for summer cocktails and cookouts”.

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What is Port Wine?

Let’s get up to speed on this fascinating and historic sweet wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-port-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5d31b1d57c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5d31b1d57c-62472929&mc_cid=5d31b1d57c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

There are several things to know about how wine is scored before you make a purchasing decision based on a point value.

http://skepchick.org/2015/06/grading-wine-what-is-the-100-point-system/

Corsican Wines Speak a Language of Their Own

What makes Corsican wine so unusual?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/dining/corsican-wines-antoine-arena-speak-a-language-of-their-own.html?_r=0

ABSOLUT IN LAWSUIT OVER KAHFUA ‘COUNTERFEITER’

The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/absolut-in-lawsuit-over-kahfua-counterfeiter/?article-source=newsletter&source=442&date=2015-06-05

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Our Friends At Quini Nesletter

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THE 5 BOURBON STYLES YOU SHOULD DRINK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT

That being sad, navigating the exciting but often overwhelming world of bourbon can be a little much, and you might find it hard to turn yourself on to this amber spirit.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-5-bourbons-you-should-drink-if-you-want-to-understand-what-all-the-fuss-is-about/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=17cc022cd9-June_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-17cc022cd9-38937345

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Guess what’s happening Soon in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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Wines From Chile

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222638026/

June 16th

Beer Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222787216/

June 25th

Wines Of Languedoc France

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222945814/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

 

Medway Community Education

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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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.

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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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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 05-30-15

May 30, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-30-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

Coming Next Week

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone.

SIGNUP to get early access

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Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Wines

New Craft Beers

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Taste Like Koala Pee?

Tax On Liquor In Boston?

Wine Tech Sheets

 

AND MORE!

What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-goes-into-wine-label-design-1432308290

Sugar in Wine Chart

Many red and white wines taste dry (as in “not sweet”) but do contain small to moderate amounts of sugar. The question is, how much? And, is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?

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http://winefolly.com/review/sugar-in-wine-chart/

Gérard Bertrand Projects 54% Rise For 2015, Raising Languedoc’s Presence In U.S. Market

Riding a steady growth curve, French winemaker Gérard Bertrand has made progress in his quest to raise Languedoc’s profile in the U.S. market.

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2015/05/22/12486/gerard-bertrand-projects-54-rise-for-2015-raising-languedocs-presence-in-u-s-market/

Do Wine Buyers Really Care About Sustainability?

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Cognac. a wine or spirit?

Cognac is often referred to as the “king” of brandies with a glorious history dating back centuries.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allen-balik/cognac-a-wine-or-spirit/article_1c6b192b-4ca2-5cc2-b198-f565aab34f97.html

Designated drivers will enjoy this beer

A non-alcoholic beer that tastes like…beer

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-non-alcoholic-beer-that-tastes-likebeer-2015-05-21

Millennials Would Rather Drink Wine Than Beer

Why young people prefer a Bordeaux over a Bud.

http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2015/05/millennials-prefer-wine-over-beer.html

Liquor bottles now can talk to your cellphone

The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/liquor_bottles_now_can_talk_to.html

Good Wine Tastes More Like Koala Urine Than You’d Think

Have you ever described a wine you were drinking as fruity, sweet, or having a hint of coconut? Well, congratulations, because you were totally drinking a component of koala urine.

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http://io9.com/good-wine-tastes-more-like-koala-urine-than-youd-think-1706588545

Hearing set on 2 percent liquor tax proposal in Boston MA

Liquor store owners in Boston aren’t exactly toasting a proposal to put a 2 percent tax on alcohol sales in the city.

http://wpri.com/2015/05/25/hearing-set-on-2-percent-liquor-tax-proposal/

GREEN-BOTTLED BEER SMELLS LIKE SKUNK, SO WHY DO COMPANIES KEEP PRODUCING IT?

Beers bottled in clear or green glass have developed a reputation as smelling “skunky” or spoiled. That’s because they are.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/green-bottled-beer-smells-like-skunk-so-why-do-companies-keep-producing-it/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e4504b2e0d-May_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e4504b2e0d-38937345

‘SNEAKY’ HIP FLASK COMPANY SEEKS CROWD-FUNDING

The producer of a range of “sneaky” drinks containers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds enabling him to launch a hip flask shaped like a can of deodorant.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/sneaky-hip-flask-company-seeks-crowd-funding/?article-source=newsletter&source=433&date=2015-05-26

WINE, SEX CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country; more than 600,000 Americans die from the condition each year.

http://abc7chicago.com/health/wine-sex-can-lower-your-risk-of-heart-disease/737606/

NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC SHORTAGE LOOMING?

Fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc might do well to stock up, if a warning that the style could be facing a supply shortage prove true.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/nz-sauvignon-blanc-shortage-looming/

A new bill in Congress would make your booze cheaper (a little)

A bill was introduced Tuesday that would lower taxes on distilled spirits — things like gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey — which are taxed at a higher rate than wine and beer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/26/a-new-bill-in-congress-would-make-your-booze-cheaper-at-least-a-little/

10 Ways to Know/Develop Your Wine Palate

Anyone can enjoy pleasures of the palate.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eleanor-shannon/10-ways-to-knowdevelop-yo_b_7433994.html

The Power of Understanding Wine Tech Sheets

This is an in-depth article for geeks with an itch for the nitty gritty details of wine. If you’re one who is as described, you’ve certainly come across wine technical data before. So, what can we learn by looking at wine tech sheets?

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-wine-tech-sheets/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=02a5a110ad-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-02a5a110ad-62472929&mc_cid=02a5a110ad&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Low Histamine Wines for Fewer Headaches

It is the first Association in the world dedicated to the research of wines low in histamines and certifying them for wine sensitive and histamine intolerant

http://www.indianwineacademy.com/item_1_650.aspx

American Wine, Matured: 17 New AVAs And The Road Ahead

Several areas of California are arriving at that time: 17 new California AVAs have been designated since last August alone. (There are a total of 230 AVAs nationwide.)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2015/05/27/american-wine-matured-17-new-avas-and-the-road-ahead/

How Much is Too Much?: A Study on Choice Overload in Wine Retail

In retail, people can become overwhelmed by the selection to choose from, or what is otherwise known as “choice overload”. Studies in many different retail settings have shown that choice overload does exist and that it can lead to decreased customer satisfaction and decreased sales for a given store

http://www.academicwino.com/2015/05/choice-overload-wine-retail.html/

HOW TO DECODE AN AMERICAN WINE LABEL [INFOGRAPHIC]

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New Woodchuck

Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider has unveiled Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy, the latest entry in its limited release Out on a Limb series. Created as a twist on a traditional shandy, Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy is made with a mix of McIntosh, Empire and Cortland apples and infused with lemon juice and lemongrass. The 4.2%-abv, semi-dry cider will be available starting June 15, retailing at $10.99 a six-pack. Lazy Hazy marks the fifth iteration in Woodchuck’s Out on a Limb lineup.

7 Things You Never Knew Were In Your Wine

The lingo commonly found on bottle labels so you know exactly what you’re drinking, and how it affects you, beyond a nice buzz.

http://time.com/3897828/wine-lingo-health-effects/

 

Get it Free: The F&W Keyboard App Features Emojis for Food Lovers

You can now communicate in Cronuts.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/28/food-wine-keyboard-app-emojis-food-lovers

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

ladybugtrek

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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Wines From Chile

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June 16th

Beer Tasting

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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.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Franklin Wine Club Wines

New Craft Beers

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

 http://franklinliquors.scankart.com/

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 05-23-15

May 23, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-23-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Have A Great

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Reminder……

MA STATE Law

NO Alcohol Can Be Sold In Stores

Memorial Day Monday 25th

We Will Be Closed.

 

Interesting Vote In Hopkinton

Attention Franklin Town Council!!!

Hopkinton selectmen decline beer/wine license.

Based on “Need does not exist” AND “with four other liquor stores already in plan within a two-mile stretch”

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New Products

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What Beer Are You?

 

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10 great beers that you can find just about anywhere

They may not necessarily be the best of the best, but they’re the best that you can find at most liquor stores

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-great-beers-that-you-can-find-just-about-anywhere-2015-05-15

BEST BEER INSTAGRAMMERS

? Looking for some beer-obsessed photographers to follow on Instagram?

http://imbibemagazine.com/best-beer-instagrammers/

Red, white, rose, sparkling: Which wine is the healthiest?

Are there certain wine brands that are healthier than others?

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/red-white-rose-sparkling-which-wine-is-the-healthiest-10252984.html

Boston Wine Safaris

Tour the Neighborhood, Taste the Wine

http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/tour-the-neighborhood-taste-the-wine/33032758

Buying wine at Costco

Many wine buyers feel as if Costco doesn’t have a true appreciation for the wine business and the products they sell.

http://nooga.com/169962/uncorked-buying-wine-at-costco/

8 Details About Wine That Will Cultivate You

Wine is the classiest beverage in the world. Here are 8 details about wine that will surprise and cultivate your knowledge.

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Industries Where Employees Drink The Most

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Wine Maps

Great website for wine map views

http://www.everyvine.com/wine-regions/

TOP 10 WAYS TO REUSE A WINE BOTTLE

Rather than being recycled, why not consider turning your empty bottles into a nifty gadget,

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-ways-to-reuse-a-wine-bottle/

THE MISTRAL – IT AIN’T JUST SOME SILLY BREEZE – IT’S WHAT MAKES FRENCH WINE AWESOME

Much has been made about the mythic wind of France known as the Mistral, so often cited as the reason many French wines are so delicious

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mistral-it-aint-just-some-silly-breeze-its-what-makes-french-wine-awesome/

How Bourbon Became “America’s Native Spirit”

Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2015/05/bourbon_empire_lewis_rosenstiel_and_how_bourbon_became_america_s_native.html

Barrel Aged Beers You Need To Try

Barrel-aging beer has been happening for centuries, yet it’s only recently that the concept has taken hold again with the new breed of extremely experimental craft brewers across the world.

http://chilledmagazine.com/barrel-aged-beer/

 

If You Place A Wine Glass Over A Candle, Something Magical Happens

Get ready for the grownup version of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

http://boredomtherapy.com/wine-glass-candle-trick/?as=6027395807684

NEW 90+ Sangria

Boston-based Latitude Beverage Company, known for its 90+ Cellars wine brand, is introducing a new Sangria label, Mija. Latitude’s Mija Sangria is made with 100% real fruit juice—including pomegranate, açai and Mediterranean blood orange—and retails at around $11 a bottle. The 9.5%-abv entry is packaged in a 750-ml. bottle with a flip top. Mija Sangria is debuting this week at retail in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Vermont and Washington, D.C

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Washington wine industry partners on U.S. Open corporate tent

Next month’s U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay west of Tacoma is viewed as the most important sporting event ever staged in Washington state, and the Washington State Wine Commission has made sure many of its best wines will be poured near the 18th tee throughout the tournament.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/05/18/washington-wine-industry-partners-on-u-s-open-corporate-tent/

#DrinkPink: 18 Things Every Rosé Wine Fan Needs to Know

Because when the weather warms up, we like to see the world through Rosé-colored glasses.

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http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/news/a3189/18-things-you-didnt-know-about-rose/

Liquor licenses can be liquid asset

According to the State House News Service, the Dracut Democrat floated legislation before a House committee this week

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/editorial/ci_28137933/liquor-licenses

The ultimate test: what beer are you?

Sometimes, you know, there are questions that don’t let go of you your whole life long. Do I work hard enough? Am I good-looking enough? And, of course, the most important question of them all: what beer am I?

I was a Pilsner!

https://blog.krones.com/craftbeer/the-ultimate-test-what-beer-are-you/

BUFFALO TRACE UNVEILS EXPERIMENTAL BOURBONS

Buffalo Trace has released two 10-year-old French oak barrel aged Bourbons as part of the distillery’s exclusive Experimental Collection.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/buffalo-trace-unveils-experimental-bourbons/?article-source=newsletter&source=430&date=2015-05-20

EXPLORING THE WINES OF BRAZIL

Brazil happens to be the fifth largest producer of wine in the southern hemisphere behind Chile, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina.

http://chilledmagazine.com/exploring-the-wines-of-brazil/

Can White Wine Give You Dandruff?

“Dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of a certain yeast on the scalp,” she says. “And drinking white wine triggers the overgrowth of that yeast in people who are prone to dandruff. It can also exacerbate too-fast skin-cell turnover, which can cause dandruff.”

http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2015/05/white-wine-dandruff.html

Gin made with ants: Distillery adds new dimension to insect potential

A UK craft distiller and a Danish food lab have collaborated to produce Anty Gin: a product using the essence of red wood ants and botanicals.

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Sectors/Beer-Wine-Spirits-Cider/Gin-made-with-ants-Distillery-adds-new-dimension-to-insect-potential

The Jaw-Dropping Wines of South Africa’s Stellenbosch District

Stellenbosch is to South African wine much like Napa is to Californian wine.

http://winefolly.com/review/wines-south-africas-stellenbosch-district/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=534da00b3d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-534da00b3d-62472929&mc_cid=534da00b3d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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This Week The Franklin Wine Club Hosted:

Joel Gott Winery, Are You A Wine Explorer Yet??

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Our Wines Were Served At An Open House Event.

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Americans Drinking Less But Spending More

Tequila And Wine Weight Loss

 

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A SNAPSHOT OF VACQUEYRAS

Located in Southeastern France, Vacqueyras is one of the most recent additions to the Southern Rhône wine region, having received its appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) status in February of 1990 (following the Gigondas AOC in 1971, and preceding the Beaumes-de-Venise AOC in 2005)

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-snapshot-of-vacqueyras

Wine trade rumor: Santa Margherita, Terlato consider divorce

“We continue to work under the terms of our agreement with Santa Margherita,” said Liz Barrett, Terlato Wines vice president of corporate communications. “I know there’s many rumors out there. We don’t comment on those.”

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/05/wine-trade-rumor-santa-margherita.html

White Oak Winery fends off trademark infringement

On March 9, a federal court ruled that a New York-based vodka company with sales operations in Los Angeles infringed the trademark of Healdsburg-based White Oak Vineyard & Winery. The court’s injunction prohibits White Oak Spirits from using its White Oak trademark.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/107047/white-oak-winery-fends-off-trademark-infringement/

Americans Are Drinking Less But Spending More on Fancy Booze

American tastes in alcohol are getting more sophisticated—and more expensive

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-08/americans-are-drinking-less-but-spending-more-on-fancy-booze

The 21 Stages Of Falling In Love With Wine

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it’s pretty tough not to appreciate a glass of wine, and some of us even find ourselves in a lifelong love affair with vino.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/falling-in-love-wine_n_7232348.html

Thirsty Guide to Chilean Red Wine

It seems unlikely that the thin, long country of Chile is a larger producer of Cabernet Sauvignon than the US, but it’s true!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/chilean-red-wine-guide/

WHY WINE SHOULD NEVER BE SERVED ICE-COLD

Chilling it down too far – we’re talking frigid ice-cold level – can actually remove many of the pleasures of drinking that wine instead of the lemonade or water those minors across the park are enjoying.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-wine-should-never-be-served-ice-cold/

Unravelling the mystery of Burgundy and what happened to the Mâconnais

Burgundy is arguably the world’s most prestigious wine region.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/wine-unravelling-the-mystery-of-burgundy-and-what-happened-to-the-maconnais

TEQUILA COULD HELP WITH WEIGHT-LOSS

While not normally considered part of a healthy diet, scientists have discovered that the sugars found in Tequila may beneficial to weight-loss and treating diabetes.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/tequila-could-help-with-weight-loss/

How to Host a Beer Tasting Party

When planning a fun beer taste testing party, try to grab beers along all stages of the spectrum, giving your guests the opportunity to try each type and decide what they like.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/blog/beer-tasting-party/

Crown Royal Debuts First-Ever Rye Whisky

Diageo has added to Crown Royal’s portfolio with the nationwide release of Northern Harvest Rye, its first-ever blended rye whisky. “With rye whiskies serving as integral components of the Crown Royal Deluxe blend for more than 75 years, it was a natural and authentic extension to provide our loyal fans a rye offering,” said Yvonne Briese, vice president of marketing, Diageo North American Whiskey. The 90-proof offering’s suggested retail price is $29.99 a 750-ml. bottle.

Diageo is also expanding availability of its Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel whisky into new U.S. markets following an initial limited release in Texas. Featuring Crown Royal’s base Coffey Rye whisky, the 103-proof single barrel liquid is produced at the brand’s Coffey Rye still in Gimli, Manitoba. It marks the first national rollout of a barrel program by Crown Royal, allowing retailers to purchase an entire barrel, with every bottle ($54.99 a 750-ml.) produced from a barrel featuring a personalized medallion naming the retail location.

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Grapefruit Emerging As Summer Beer Trend

Summer hasn’t even begun, but it’s beginning to look like grapefruit will be the big flavor trend for the beer category this season.

Several craft brewers have been producing beers featuring grapefruit flavors in recent years, but now at least two national players are behind new grapefruit-influenced brews. MillerCoors’ Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy, a summer seasonal, launched nationally in March, and the company says the response has been so positive that an enhanced order window for distributors has been added. The Coors Light Citrus Radler, due this summer, is also expected to have a grapefruit component. “The grapefruit beer market grew triple digits last year,” Ashley Selman, senior director of marketing at MillerCoors’ Tenth & Blake unit, reports. Earlier this year, Boston Beer Co.’s Alchemy & Science subsidiary launched Traveler’s Grapefruit Ale nationally.

Harpoon Brewing’s summer seasonal UFO Big Squeeze, meanwhile, is available in 24 states and Washington, D.C. “Beer drinkers have embraced UFO Big Squeeze more than we had anticipated,” says brand manager Chris Bonacci. Other brews containing grapefruit include Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA, Shiner’s Ruby Redbird and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Germany.

3 Wines to Pair with Eggs Benedict

The brunch staple goes best with the world’s most versatile pairing wines: sparklers, Rieslings and rosés.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/10/3-wines-pair-eggs-benedict

Your Beer Glass Shape Might Be Making You Drink Too Much, Says Science, So Think Carefully About Your Next Pint

There are a lot of things that might contribute to whether or not we overdo it at the bar — but now we’ve got something else to add to the list

http://www.bustle.com/articles/81763-your-beer-glass-shape-might-be-making-you-drink-too-much-says-science-so-think-carefully

In defense of the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine)

There are many that feel that being certified in wine knowledge is a load of bull. Then there are those that are certified that believe the CSW is a joke. I’m going to explain to you why neither case is true.

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http://www.thewinestalker.net/2015/05/csw.html

TOP 10 CRAZY SPIRITS MARKETING STUNTS

Whether by creating a giant cucumber-shaped aircraft or pouring rum over the naked breasts of glamour models, the spirits world has never been averse to clever – but crazy – marketing stunts

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-crazy-spirits-marketing-stunts/?article-source=newsletter&source=424&date=2015-05-12

This Gadget Will Make Cheap Beer Taste Better

The secret, of course, is better head.

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https://www.maxim.com/tech/gadgets/article/gadget-will-make-cheap-beer-taste-better

I tried a bunch of apps for wine lovers, and these are the ones worth downloading

There are more wine apps out there than anyone could possibly want — or need.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-apps-for-wine-lovers-2015-5

Wines by the glass at Fenway Park pretty good, better bargain than beer

Another thing that surprised me was I couldn’t find any Red Sox wine for sale at Fenway Park. If they are selling it there, they sure aren’t promoting it.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/wine_press_wine_at_fenway_park.html

Wine bedtime snack can help you lose weight, study claims

Wine drinkers rejoice. A new study has found that a glass of wine before bed can help you lose weight.

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/wine-bedtime-snack-can-help-you-lose-weight-study-/nmD32/

The Perfect Harvest

California’s Livermore Valley was once renowned for making the finest wine in the world. John Kinney, a local winemaker, professor, historian and craftsman, is on a journey to reclaim that title and he’s drawing on the history of the Valley to do it.

This short film tells the story of John’s pursuit of the perfect harvest in Livermore Valley.

https://vimeo.com/114387256

There Goes the Neighborhood – Miley Cyrus Buys a Vineyard

Miley Cyrus has just dropped a cool $4 million on a ranch in Los Angeles‘ San Fernando Valley. It has a riding area, a pool and an outdoor fireplace, as well as 550 or so Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/there-goes-the-neighborhood-mylie-cyrus-buys-a-vineyard

Boston Beer to Re-Release Two Drinker Favorite Beers

Based on the input of beer drinkers everywhere, Samuel Adams brewers will pull recipes from their “vault” and ultimately choose two winning brews to be re-released nationally for a limited time.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-re-releases-16-beers

The Wine Group Adds Canned Wines To Flipflop

The Wine Group is launching a new line of wine in cans under its Flipflop brand. Flipflop’s new entries, which are debuting nationwide, are packaged in 250-ml. cans that will retail in four-packs for $12. Including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Fizzy Sangria and Fizzy Crisp White, the cans contain the equivalent of two 4.2-ounce glasses of wine, and are geared toward summer outdoor occasions. According to Impact Databank, Flipflop declined 2.4% to 770,000 cases last year.

BANDOL’S WINES: PROVENCE’S TRUE STAR

So many things make the Provençal commune of Bandol a unique place: its micro-climate, use of Mourvèdre as its primary varietal, steep slopes requiring manual harvests and a pure pedigree as an ancient wine-making region.

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/02/bandol_s_wines_provence_s_true_star.html

15 bizarro beers that taste amazing

Peanut butter beer? Licorice beer? Beer brewed with whole pizzas? Weird beers that actually work.

Mamma Mia Pizza Beer

http://draftmag.com/weird-beers-that-taste-amazing/

Diageo Targets Upscale Bourbon Tier With Blade And Bow Rollout

Diageo is officially launching its next play in the high-end Bourbon segment with the unveiling of its Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey brand, created at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Inspired by the “five keys” symbol found throughout the distillery (and named for the two parts of a skeleton key), Blade and Bow is available in two offerings—Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (91 proof, $49.99) and 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (92 proof, $149.99). The former is made from some of the oldest stocks to be distilled at Stitzel-Weller before it closed in 1992 and matured using the solera aging method. The 22-Year-Old Bourbon includes whiskies distilled in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky, and was most recently aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.

Blade and Bow follows Diageo’s launch of fellow upscale Bourbon labels Old Blowhard, Barterhouse and Rhetoric—all part of its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project—last year.

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New Sauvignon Blanc From Sonoma-Cutrer

Brown-Forman’s Sonoma-Cutrer has released its first-ever Sauvignon Blanc. Rolling out as the third entry in Sonoma-Cutrer’s Winemakers Release Series, the new offering is produced with Russian River Valley-sourced fruit and makes its debut with a 2014 vintage. The Sonoma-Cutrer Sauvignon Blanc is currently available in select U.S. markets, priced at around $24.99 a 750-ml. Previous entries in Sonoma-Cutrer’s limited production Winemakers Release Series include Late Harvest Chardonnay, as well as Founders Reserve Legacy, a premium Chardonnay offering.

What Exactly Is ‘Sustainable’ Wine?

Do grapes and vineyards really need to be pulled into the fight for sustainability? Conscience and all that “green” stuff seems to fly in the face of the luxurious joy proffered by a spectacular bottle of chardonnay.

https://munchies.vice.com/articles/what-exactly-is-sustainable-wine

Who Are You? Limoux Wine’s Identity Crisis

The fastest-growing French sparkling wine appellation in the US has many faces.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/who-are-you-limoux-wine-s-identity-crisis

Are Wine Drinkers More Responsible?

Based on statistics pulled from various, moderately reputable sources including the US Census Bureau, TTB (Tobacco Tax Bureau), NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), and Gallup, and it appears that, on average, wine drinkers drink less than beer drinkers.

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Sugar in Wine, The Great Misunderstanding

Sweetness is a perception. Bitterness, like the caffeine in colas, or tannins in wine, will reduce the perception of sugar. So does acidity. Hence the delightful phosphoric acid in your Coke, and the importance of natural acidity in wine.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-09-15

May 9, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-09-15

By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

We Have Wines For Mom!

Along With The Perfect Wine For Mothers Day

Mommy’s Time Out

750ml $9.99

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Forget The Roses!

Moms Want Rosés!!!

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 Happy Mother’s Day!

 

David Vs. Goliath Update

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Did you hear that sound last night??? It was the POP of small business support in Franklin! Not by a resident or a potential customer BUT by the Town Of Franklin council.

 

Our family knew it was going to be hard to get the Town to not give Big Y a beer/wine license. What we did not know is that OUR town had given up on small businesses LONG before we walked in the meeting.

For the past few months we have joined in the #shopfranklin, small business co-op and downtown partnership groups. It was a good feeling to know people see a need for small business. One meeting with a town representative all that was asked is “what can the town do for you”. What can the town of Franklin do for us?? We have come to realize that answer is nothing UNLESS you donate A LOT of money to the town, help with road infrastructure or give a traffic light.   As a small business we cannot support in any other way than our taxes and fees paid every year.

 

council chairman Robert Vallee underscored that Big Y has invested thousands of dollars in the community and employs more than 100 residents

 

The older generations talk about how the downtown was where all went to shop. There were markets, hardware stores and so much more. The business owners were all local families helping families.

The days are long gone when you had to go to one area of town to buy all you need. We realize the liquor industry is growing and in this case that was NOT the issue. The issue was legal precedent set last year on a 5-4 vote for denial. One store denied based on one store across the street. Big y is in the area a 3 others. Open and shut case BUT no! Not even close 8-1 in favor!

 

We did not play the competition card or talk of the no courtesy notice to surrounding businesses card. We simply stated FACT that there was precedent in town and in the state of MA.

 

There are so many reasons for us to be disappointed and we have learned a big lesson of this town we grew up in and love.

 

Instead we would like to thank all that helped and supported in the one-week time frame we had to present. We received MANY letters from residents and businesses in town. Its unfortunate NO ONE in the town will ever hear or see them. Makes you wonder did the town council??

 

OUR Town of Franklin has sent the message. Small business has NO support and as individual consumers and businesses we must spread the word.

 

Thank you to councilor Robert Dellorco for his understanding and support!

 

We hope to serve you for the next 37 Years

As we have in the past!

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

 

Read All About It:

Milford Daily News

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Franklin Matters

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/live-reporting-license-transactions.html

 

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/sidewalks-beerwine-license-and-rfps.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FranklinMatters+%28Franklin+Matters%29

 

 

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

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Take Care And Happy Mothers Day!

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Beer And Wine Pen

Brunch Drinks For Mom

 

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TOP 10 BANNED ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

The drinks trade has seen its fair share of drinks banned from public consumption over the years, be it for their political, legal or saucy undertones.

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Why Low-Calorie Wines Sour on American Shelves

U.S. wine drinkers don’t want to compromise on on indulgence, but the products are the new toast of Europe

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Know your wine importers

An easy way to navigate a wine shop is to know your importers

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Poppy Reserve

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Large wine glasses are fuelling obesity epidemic, warns health expert

The fashion for large wine glasses has fuelled a rise in the number of ‘invisible’ calories people are inadvertently consuming through alcohol

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How to Buy Italian Wine (When You Know Nothing About Italian Wine)

Wandering through the wine aisle is hard enough when you don’t know much about it

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Randolph MA VFW loses liquor license for 10 days after drunken-driving fatal

Post served Bridgewater woman who killed Easton woman in accident

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Italian Wine Appellations that are Downright Confounding

The scores of DOCG wines, hundreds of IGT (P) wines and even more DOC (P).

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BEAUMES-DE-VENISE, MORE THAN JUST MUSCAT

Beaumes-de-Venise is a wine producing village located in the eastern central region of the southern half of France’s Rhône Valley, next to Vacqueyras and the highly respected Gigondas

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEER FOAM & CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES

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Wine & Weed: A guide to flavor, pot pairings, wine profiles

We have seen many food and wine pairing BUT never weed and wine!

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What’s the Big Deal About Sake?

It’s time wine drinkers took sake a little more seriously

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CAVA

Once referred to “Spanish Champagne”, Cava is far from dependent on associations with French fizz having carved a respected reputation of its own.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/7-things-you-should-know-about-cava/

STRENGTH IN MATURITY? A LOOK AT OLD VINES

Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/strength-in-maturity-a-look-at-old-vines-wine/

WHAT TO DO WITH BAD WINE AND BEER? TURN THEM INTO INK WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL PEN

The WINK pen—which got its name from combining wine and ink—is a handsome piece of letter-writing equipment

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/style/what-do-bad-wine-and-beer-turn-them-ink-beautiful-pen

The world’s biggest wine producers

According to OIV, today about 39% of the wine is consumed outside European countries, compared to 31% in 2000.

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http://businesstech.co.za/news/international/86672/the-worlds-biggest-wine-producers/

WORLD’S MOST EXTRAVAGANT WINERIES

Next month Château Margaux will officially unveil its new winery and cellar, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/worlds-most-extravagant-wineries/

Can Vegans Drink Wine?

Most wines are processed with non-vegan clarifying agents (such as egg whites). There are however, a few wines that are vegan and you can learn what to look for.

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Common Wine Faults Explained

From the damp-cardboard smell of a corked bottle to crystals at the bottom of your glass, flawed wine can spring some surprises

http://www.wsj.com/articles/common-wine-faults-explained-1430993222

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini Latest newsletter

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Why I Think Cabernet Franc is Better Than Cabernet Sauvignon

An ode to Cabernet Franc, the largely produced, yet too often unsung, little gem of a wine.

http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/Why-I-Think-Cabernet-Franc-is-Better-Than-6243245.php

Volatilizing Your Esters Brings Joy to Your Wine Experience

Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. Volatilizing your esters is the key to enhancing that experience 10 fold.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/05/06/volatilizing-your-esters-2/

CONSIDERING THE WINES OF SERBIA

Serbia lies at the heart of the former Yugoslavia. According to the Oxford Companion to Wine, it produced “one-third of all ex-Yugoslavian wine” as of 2002.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-of-serbia/

How Do You Like to Learn?

Today, the food-and-wine learning experience has changed radically

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WHIP UP A SPLENDIDLY BOOZY BRUNCH FOR YOUR MOM

This Mother’s Day, make your mom wine-spiked brunch to show your appreciation.

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50 Shades Of Rosé: The Perfect Wine All Year Long

It’s warm and everyone is talking about rosé again. They must be doing a lot of talking because sales of rosé grew by 25% last year, according to a recent Nielsen report.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/05/07/50-shades-of-rose-the-perfect-wine-all-year-long/

New Mark West Wine

Constellation Brands is adding a Willamette Valley, Oregon Pinot Noir to the Mark West brand line. Part of Mark West’s Appellation Series (which also features Pinots from Carneros, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands), the new Oregon offering retails at $25 a bottle. Constellation acquired the Mark West brand from Purple Wine Co. in 2012. The Pinot Noir-focused label sells more than 800,000 cases annually.

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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