Our Liquor Industry News/Links 02-28-15

February 28, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-28-15

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

 

Our Town Turns 237!

Happy Birthday Franklin MA One Day Wine Sale 3-1-15

Story Of Franklin Liquors And Town Celebration.

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We Officially Kicked Off Our New Saké Expansion!

Franklin Wine Club Event With Special Guest O Ya Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman

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SHOP FRANKLIN

New Shop Local Campaign

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Cork Good For Wines

New Tax On Booze In Boston

 

AND MORE!

 

A SNAPSHOT OF SICILY

Located in the central Mediterranean Sea and one of Italy’s first inhabited areas, Sicily has been an important center of viticulture for over 2500 years

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/snapshot-of-sicily

WHAT THE HECK IS A SUPER TUSCAN

Ever had a Super Tuscan? Ever wondered what the hell that means?

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/what-is-a-super-tuscan-definition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdceacbcbb-February_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdceacbcbb-38937345

THE 20 MOST POPULAR BEERS IN AMERICA

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Reading Restaurant Wine Lists, for Blockbusters and Values

How does a good sommelier find the right wine out of hundreds or thousands of bottles?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/your-money/reading-restaurant-wine-lists-for-blockbusters-and-values.html?_r=2

New Wente Wine

Wente Vineyards has launched a new single-vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir. Retailing at $30 a bottle, the new Pinot joins a Riva Ranch Chardonnay in Wente’s single-vineyard series. Riva Ranch Vineyard, first planted in 1963 with approximately 360 acres, is located in Monterey County at the mouth of the Arroyo Seco River Canyon and is now planted to nearly 1,000 acres with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Viognier among others. Wente farms eight clones of Pinot Noir and six clones of Chardonnay at Riva Ranch.

WINERY LAUNCHES ‘WINE AND SEX’ NIGHTS

Bodegas Monje in Tenerife has launched a series of “Wine & Sex” nights involving erotic games at its winery in the Canary Islands.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/winery-launches-wine-and-sex-nights/

CORK BRINGS BENEFICIAL PHENOLICS TO WINE

Phenolic compounds that are naturally present in cork stoppers can positively influence the ageing of wine, according to Dr. Miguel Cabral, Amorim’s director of R&D.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/cork-releases-beneficial-phenolics-to-wine/

The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

Eight hot spots producing your next great bottle

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-23/the-world-s-next-big-wine-regions

Jacobs Creek Two Lands launches in US

Pernod Ricard Winemakers is launching Jacob’s Creek Two Lands – a new range of premium wines that marries Californian style winemaking with Australian varietal character.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/15887-jacobs-creek-two-lands-launches-in-us.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Feb_24&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

New tax on sales of alcohol proposed In Ma

Money would be used for substance abuse programs

Boston City Council and the state Legislature, would impose a tax of 1 percent to 2 percent on all alcohol sales, including beer and wine, in city restaurants, taverns, bars, supermarkets, and package stores.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/24/new-tax-alcohol-boston-proposed-finance-treatment-programs/isUBvUyCKEet6KoO2ZHacO/story.html

Petaluma Gap appellation designation sought

About 200,000 acres in southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties could become a new federal-designated winegrowing region called Petaluma Gap

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/104946/petaluma-gap-appellation-designation-sought/

Made in the shade: Bud Light partners with bikini brand to launch new ‘Rita’

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light brand has cut a deal with swimwear brand KAOHS to promote the launch of Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita, a new summer seasonal flavor in its “Rita” drink franchise that’s being delivered to retailers Monday.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2015/02/made-in-the-shadebud-light-partners-with-bikini.html

TOP 10 SPIRITS APPS

With technology providing us with better and faster solutions to most aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that imbibers continue to ditch the classic recipe book and embrace the smartphone app.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-spirit-apps/?article-source=newsletter&source=369&date=2015-02-25

RUM FLAVOUR MAP LAUNCHED TO AID ‘CONFUSING’ CATEGORY

By categorising flavours of rum into three main styles – English-style rum, Spanish-style ron and French-style rhum – it is hoped consumers will understand the spirit more clearly,

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/rum-flavour-map-launched-to-aid-confusing-category/?article-source=newsletter&source=369&date=2015-02-25

Diageo To Unveil “Smart” Bottle For Johnnie Walker Blue

Diageo has collaborated with printed electronics and “smart systems” developer Thin Film Electronics ASA on a new “smart bottle” for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The prototype bottle will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2-5.

The “smart” packaging includes printed sensor tags which, when read by a consumer’s smartphone, enable Diageo to “send consumers targeted and timely marketing messages, whether at retail or after purchase, such as promotional offers, cocktail recipes and exclusive content,” Diageo said. The sensor tags allow the company to detect movements across the supply chain to the point of consumption and, unlike conventional static QR codes, can determine if the bottle is still sealed or open, “providing an additional layer of security in protecting the authenticity of the product.”

The innovation was created by Thinfilm in collaboration with Diageo Technology Ventures, a unit created last September to “unlock new opportunities for future growth by working with emerging technology companies.”

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Use these sommelier tricks to double the quality of your wine

These strategies are meant to maximize the quality of the wine you enjoy, some of them will require a little more money upfront.

http://www.businessinsider.com/double-the-quality-of-your-wine-2015-2

WHY RIOJA BOTTLES ARE WRAPPED IN GOLD WIRE – TO STOP THIEVES

The traditional gold wire netting that can often be found surrounding the bottles of high-end Rioja.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/rioja-bottles-wrapped-gold-wire-stop-thieves/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe7c11131-February_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe7c11131-38937345

4 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Have A Wine Night Once A Week

Here’s why every girl needs a wine night (at least) once a week.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/unwritten/4-reasons-why-every-woman_b_6708912.html

Wine under $10 sucks. Should we care?

For under $10, you can expect a bottle of wine that tastes like fruit not found in nature. It won’t be spoiled or oxidized. There will be nothing wrong with it. But it will be so boring you could fall asleep and face-plant into the glass.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/wine-under-10-sucks-should-we-care.html

How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

Despite What You’ve Been Told, “Dry” Is Not Helpful

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http://www.thestranger.com/food-and-drink/features/2015/02/25/21777283/how-to-order-wine-when-you-know-nothing-about-wine

Cru Bourgeois Gearing Up For U.S. Push

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SKINNYGIRL LAUNCHES SPICY LIME MARGARITA RTD

Following a successful launch party, Skinnygirl Spicy Lime Margarita has joined the company’s established portfolio of ready-to-serve cocktails, flavoured vodkas and wine

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GRAPE BRITAIN: MOST POPULAR VARIETIES

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Wine tasting for beginners: How to swirl, sniff, sip or how to completely screw it up (video)

Here’s a brief guide on how to approach ordering, smelling and tasting your wine.

http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/02/wine_tasting_for_beginners_how_to_swirl_sniff_sip_or_how_to_completely_screw_it.html

Sake Isn’t a Rice Wine, and Four Other Myths Dispelled

The truth behind five major sake misconceptions.

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http://www.eater.com/2015/2/27/8121945/sake-isnt-a-rice-wine-and-four-other-myths-dispelled

  

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

March 10th

All About The Box-Bota Box

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/220613601/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_registration_form.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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Franklin, MA

http://www.tri-county.tc/files/uploads/images/continuing_education/Tri-CountyWebBrochureSpring2015.pdf

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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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

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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

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Happy 237th Birthday Franklin MA! One Day Wine Sale 3/1/15

February 26, 2015

Happy 237th Birthday To OUR Town Franklin, MA

 

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Back in February 1978 after a “small” snow storm our dad purchased Jimmies Package store. For those of you not familiar with it or its location it was historic in town. One half was a liquor store the other a tobacco/penny candy/soda fountain AND both sides connected. Located in the center of town looking there now you would never know it existed. There is an empty lot before the railroad bridge left of HR Block and across from The Rome Restaurant,

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When it came time to change the name there was none better than FRANKLIN Liquors. Our whole family has deep roots in Franklin, gradates of the schools and all still living in the town today. As a child I can remember walking from Davis Thayer School To CCD at St Mary’s BUT having to stop for candy first.

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In 1986 we relocated the store one of many changes in the town over the years due to growth. We are proud to be family owned and Franklin residents!

Special Birthday Sale

Happy Birthday

On Sunday March 1st the same day as the town celebration All 750ml NON Sale Wines Will be 10% off bottle one (1)

This is our 6 bottle price on just one bottle!

Is there any better way to celebrate the Town birthday than with a bottle OR two of wine?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKLIN PROUD TO SAY OUR TOWN!!

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The Franklin Historical Commission will celebrate our town’s birthday with a party at the Museum on Sunday March 1st.

The public is invited and encouraged to join the Commission for cake and refreshments as we commemorate the Town of Franklin’s 237th Birthday.

Originally to be named Exeter when the charter was filed on March 2, 1778, our town took the name Franklin after the famous diplomat and revolutionary, Benjamin Franklin

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Local residents who were born on March 2nd have received an invitation from Historical Commission Chairperson, Debbie Pellegri, inviting them to the museum to celebrate their shared birthday with the town.

From young children to seniors, as many as 88 town residents have a March 2nd birthday. All invitees in attendance born on March 2nd, will be entered in a free raffle for a $100 prize!

Sunday March 1st, 1:00PM, Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street, Franklin

Our Past Blog On Ben Franklin Birthday

. https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/happy-birthday-benjamin-franklin/

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Upcoming Events

 wine_education

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

image-5

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

March 10th

All About The Box-Bota Box

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/220613601/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_registration_form.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

Franklin, MA

http://www.tri-county.tc/files/uploads/images/continuing_education/Tri-CountyWebBrochureSpring2015.pdf

FLMarkBack 2

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School

Quini Certified Educator- QCE

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

www.vinobly.com

vinobly

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

DELONG-Maps-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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!

Tasting-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Grape-Table-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-21-15

February 21, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-21-15

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

 

We Are Turning Japanese

Franklin Liquors Now Stocking

Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman Selections

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http://t.co/KQkvgAHLi8

 

SHOP FRANKLIN

New Shop Local Campaign

SHOP FRANKLIN 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Gluten in Liquor

Jim Beam Sued

AND MORE!

WINE TERMS: SUR LIE AGING

Lees are the dead yeast cells and winemaking remnants such as grape seeds, stems, pulp, and tartrates remaining in a wine after fermentation.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/wine-terms-sur-lie-aging

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT RIESLING

The words Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese describe government-defined levels of ripeness of the grapes at the time of harvest

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-little-information-about-riesling-

Massachusetts beer guide: Breaking down the brewery boom in Western Mass. and beyond

Here’s a primer on the best Massachusetts-made beer, focusing on how to look past the big names and find that special new brewery you’ve been looking for the whole time.

http://www.masslive.com/bestofmass/index.ssf/2015/02/best_of_mass_massachusetts_bee.html

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GOOSE ISLAND BEER

Here are 11 things you don’t know about Goose Island.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/things-you-didn-t-know-about-goose-island-beer-chicago

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN MOVES INTO FLAVOURED RUM

Diageo has introduced three new flavoured extensions of Captain Morgan Rum, following the “successful” launch of the brand’s white expression last year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/captain-morgan-moves-into-flavoured-rum/?article-source=newsletter&source=361&date=2015-02-13

Could the next great bottle of wine you buy be from… (gulp)… England?

Climate change is affecting wine-grape growing agriculture worldwide – this means existing wine regions are depleting and new ones are developing.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-pulse/78288-could-the-next-great-bottle-of-wine-you-buy-be-fromgulpengland

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Here’s a crash course in knowing what’s flowing down your gullet

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-tutorial/how-to-taste-wine/217

THE ULTIMATE A-Z OF ALCOHOL

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There’s no trick to drinking gluten-free spirits

Distilled spirits can’t contain gluten.

http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article10451996.html

Scientific discovery wine pairings

Each monumental scientific discovery is paired with the wine that best brings out its scientific flavors

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http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113335367/scientific-discovery-wine-pairings-021715/

Which Countries Produce And Consume The Most Wine?

Every year France and Italy competes for the top spot among the world’s wine producing countries.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/16/france-is-the-biggest-wine-producer-in-2014-but-less-wine-is-made-and-drunk-in-europe/

ARE CONSUMER COCKTAIL CHOICES GENDERED?

Cocktail culture likes to think of itself as a forward-thinking force in the drinks industry, but do gender stereotypes still affect what mix customers order?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/are-consumer-cocktails-choices-gendered/?article-source=newsletter&source=363&date=2015-02-17

Sulfites In Wine

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Shelf Life Of Wine

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Where Do Calories Come From

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What causes red-wine headaches? A new theory

Nobody knows for sure what causes red-wine headaches.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/what-causes-red-wine-headaches-new.html

Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

If the baiju industry has its way, the spirit is about to make a break into the U.S. market.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-17/baijiu-china-s-potent-liquor-is-poised-to-try-to-make-a-splash-in-the-u-s-

Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?

Santa Fee New Mexico looking to bad nips because of litter issue.

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-9960-mad-minis.html

JIM BEAM HIT WITH ‘HANDCRAFTED’ LAWSUIT

A lawsuit has been filed against Jim Beam Brands alleging consumers are being duped by claims its Bourbon is “handcrafted” when it is made with “little to no” human involvement.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/jim-beam-hit-with-handcrafted-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=364&date=2015-02-18

A five-pack of beer apps to find great new brews

Calling all hop heads, lager hounds and ale wives: put down that pint (just for a moment) and pick up your phone to discover new beers and keep track of your favorites.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/a-five-pack-of-beer-apps-to-discover-great-new-brews/

Local Brewery News

Boston-based Trillium Brewing is expanding production capabilities with a 16,000-square-foot facility in Canton. The new brewery, which will operate in conjunction with Trillium’s existing facility in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, will be fitted with a three-vessel 30-barrel brewing system and six 90-barrel fermenters, as well as an expanded barrel program. The two facilities will bring Trillium’s annual production capacity to about 10,000 barrels. The company says it will continue to self-distribute while focusing on increasing on- and off-premise accounts. Trillium’s lineup of craft beers includes Wake Robin Farmhouse Red Rye Ale (7.4% abv), Pot & Kettle Oatmeal Porter (7.5% abv), Fort Point Pale Ale (6.5% abv) and Trillium Farmhouse Ale (6.6% abv).

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587989/french-appellation-body-considers-alsace-premier-cru-plan

VIRGINIA IS THE MOST EXCITING PLACE FOR AMERICAN WINE RIGHT NOW

If you’re looking for the place making the most interesting and dynamic wine right now, you’ll need to head to Virginia.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/virginia-most-exciting-us-wine-region/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83185e2feb-February_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83185e2feb-38937345

Three Things You Didn’t Know About South African Wine Country

Think you know Southern Hemisphere wine? Take a look at some of these interesting facts about South Africa, possibly the oldest “New World” wine region.

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http://wine.answers.com/wine-destinations/three-things-you-didnt-know-about-south-african-wine-country

TOP 10 DRINKS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

China may still be clamping down on extravagant spending, but there is an array of luxurious and fun spirits and cocktails out there to celebrate the Year of the Ram.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-drinks-for-chinese-new-year/?article-source=newsletter&source=365&date=2015-02-19

STRAP-ON BOOZE BABY SEEKS FUNDING

In what could be the most bizarre Kickstarter campaign in memory, a US entrepreneur is attempting to raise $70,000 to launch a strap-on booze-filled newborn that you can drink from.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/strap-on-booze-filled-baby-seeks-funding/

Wine For Your Sign

Visit your sign’s page to learn your sipping personality

http://www.vivino.com/news/chinese-horoscope

Supermarkets Wine Sales By State

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Angry Orchard jumps on hopped cider

Angry Orchard’s new Hop’n Mad apple cider will attempt to slake America’s insatiable thirst for hops

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/2015/02/angry_orchard_jumps_on_hopped_cider

The irony of Italian wines

If you are a wine lover, chances are that in the last year you probably had a wine called either Aubaine or Petite-Vidure. But you didn’t know it.

http://www.naparegister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/the-irony-of-italian-wines/article_9fe29ecd-270d-5d16-8a88-bbccde73a0cf.html

  

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

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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 Liquors Is Turning Japanese!

February 18, 2015

Franklin Liquors Is Turning Japanese!

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Have you noticed an increase in Japanese restaurants lately?

Many supermarkets also now have sushi sections.

But what is missing??

SAKÉ!!

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The next time you are shopping for wine OR In a Japanese restaurants look at the Saké. Many times there is a small selection and NO Japanese made ones.

Franklin Liquors is excited to now have Saké selections recommended by Nancy Cushman.

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Nancy Cushman’s passion for sake was sparked over a decade ago in her hometown of Chicago. After her first sake experience, she became fascinated with it and made studying the beverage her mission. She left her career as an advertising executive and in 2006, she completed the Sake Professional Course in Japan with John Gauntner, who is recognized as the world’s foremost sake expert. In Boston in March 2007, she opened o ya, a contemporary Japanese restaurant, with her husband Tim Cushman.

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o ya has received numerous awards, including being named by the New York Times’ Frank Bruni as the #1 new restaurant in the U.S. outside of New York. In 2012, Nancy travelled back to Japan to complete the Advanced Sake Professional Course and is now one of less than 100 people in the world to have this certification.

As o ya’s sake sommelier, Nancy enjoys serving and pairing an extensive selection of premium sakes with the cuisine. She also regularly teaches sake courses for public and private organizations.

In our store you will find many new Sakés with tasting notes and information provided by Nancy.

This weekend we are kicking off our Saké expansion with a tasting /education event. Nancy will be the guest speaker for a Saké 101 event!

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http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/220276704/

Stop in and turn Japanese with us!

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Contact Information:

Nancy Cushman
Co-Proprietor & Sake Sommelier
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9 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Franklin, MA 02038

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-14-15

February 14, 2015

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

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our Valentine’s Gift Guide

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Busy Week In Our Wine Tasting/Education Room

Making Whoopie With Wine Event

We Partnered With Making Whoopie

A Tri-County Adult Education Tasting Event

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French Tasting

The Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Jo-Ann Ross DWS

Affordable French Wines

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Chatom Tasting

The Franklin Wine Club Welcomed Gay Callon From Chatom Vineyards

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New Products

Total Wine In Natick News

Valentine’s Info

 

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Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

According to scientists, ellagic acid retards the growth of fat cells, and slows down the formation of new ones. It also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/cheers-study-says-red-wine-may-help-burn-fat-journal-of-nutritional-biochemistry/

Valentines and wines, a happy coupling

Here are some tips to keep in mind, and to keep things simple. Choose according to your budget and your appetite.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/valentines-and-wines-a-happy-coupling/2015/02/06/b7d3d832-aaf6-11e4-ad71-7b9eba0f87d6_story.html

New Liqueur

  • E&J Gallo is launching a new liqueur, Viniq, into national distribution. A blend of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavor, Viniq was initially tested in seven markets beginning in May 2014 and enjoyed notable success in the nightlife sector in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Targeted at Millennial consumers, the 40-proof liqueur “shimmers” when shaken for an eye-catching effect, Gallo says. Now available nationally, Viniq retails at around $20 a 750-ml. bottle.

A Short History Of The 12-Pack

Short history of the 12-pack

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/short-history-12-pack/

MAP: THE COMPANIES WHO ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR BEER

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/map-actually-makes-your-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d8357dd258-February_08_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d8357dd258-38937345

Malbec 101: The Shining Star of Today’s Wine Enthusiast [infographic]

This France to Argentinian wonder grape has taken over the vineyards along South America’s southwestern region.

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http://dailyinfographic.com/malbec-101-the-shining-star-of-todays-wine-enthusiast-infographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29

Benefits Of Drinking Wine

Drinking a small quantity of alcohol daily, especially the wines, may be associated with an increase in life expectancy in middle-aged men.

http://www.sriexpress.com/articles/item/1007-benefits-of-drinking-wine-.html

Bostonians are drinking wine, not tea! Is it from your winery?

For a $300 initial fee, and $150 per year thereafter, you get representation before the people of the 4th largest state in per capita wine consumption.  Better still, total wine shipments are expected to grow tremendously over the course of the next decade.

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/Bostonians-are-drinking-wine–not-tea—Is-it-from-your-winery-

Explore the science of flavour

We don’t all experience flavour the same way, and how we do so can be affected by food and drink’s colours, sounds – and music

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/06/explore-science-flavour-food-drink

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND WINE

Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production, Grape Collective takes a closer look at some fun facts about New Zealand wine.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/fun-facts-about-new-zealand-wine

U.S. approves The Rocks District AVA on Oregon side of Walla Walla Valley

It’s official: the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA has been designated a subappellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA

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WHAT YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY WINE SELECTION SAYS ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP

Valentine’s Day, the one day out of the entire year where even if you happen to be more a fan of another type of booze, more than likely you’ll be ordering or picking up a bottle of wine for the evening

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/valentines-day-wine-selection-says-youre-looking-relationship/

RED WINE MORE ROMANTIC THAN OYSTERS

Red wine is more likely to put you in the mood for romance than oysters, whipped cream or asparagus, according to Bookatable.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/red-wine-more-romantic-than-oysters/

US ‘MOST ATTRACTIVE MAJOR MARKET’ FOR WINE

With emerging markets such as Russia and China facing disruption, Rabobank has highlighted a shift in exporters’ focus towards the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/us-most-attractive-major-market-for-wine/

Red Wine And Chocolate, Perfect For Valentine’s Day And Your Health?

Flowers, chocolate and wine are all staples of Valentine’s Day and recent studies are shedding light on the positive health benefits of the fancy confection and vino.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/pulse/red-wine-chocolate-perfect-valentines-day-your-health-1810372

Languedoc, French wines with terroir, character and personality

The region is thriving with so many exciting wine producers you hardly know where to turn.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/02/09/languedoc-french-wines-with-terroir-character-and-personality/

The Wine Market Council made its 10th annual presentation about U.S. wine

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Aroma Development In Champagne

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9 OF AMERICA’S STRANGEST ALCOHOL LAWS

The United States has no shortage of strange drinking laws.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-strange-american-booze-laws/

24 BOTTLED BLOODY MARY MIXES BARTENDERS LOVE

One drink for which many bartenders use a pre-made mix… the Bloody Mary

http://chilledmagazine.com/24-bottled-bloody-mary-mixes-bartenders-love/

 

THE 12 BEST NEW BREWERIES IN AMERICA

2014 was one of the biggest years in American beer history. Breweries opened at a rate of 1.5 per day and over 4,500 licenses were issued.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-best-new-breweries-in-america-best-american-breweries-2014

BUD LIGHT BEER MOVES INTO COCKTAILS

Anheuser-Busch InBev is making a move into the successful US cocktail market with the introduction of    Bud Light MixxTail next week

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/bud-light-beer-moves-into-cocktails/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

E&J GALLO LAUNCHES SHIMMERING LIQUEUR

Made from premium vodka, Moscato, natural fruit flavour and a “one-of-a-kind shimmer”, Viniq shimmers when shaken

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/ej-gallo-launches-shimmering-liqueur/?article-source=newsletter&source=359&date=2015-02-11

RED VELVET CAKE BEER IS YOUR BOOZY VALENTINE’S DAY DREAM COME TRUE

You love red velvet cake. You love beer. And if you live in Georgia, you’ll be able to love the two together in a new release from Second Self Beer Company called Bleeding Heart.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-velvet-cake-beer-your-boozy-valentine-s-day-dream-come-true

Behind the Fifty Shades of Grey website and wine label

Fifty Shades of Grey’s two wines are Red Satin and White Silk.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/28069821/behind-the-fifty-shades-of-grey-website-and-wine-label

BEAM RELEASES LIMITED BOOKER NOE BOURBON

Beam Suntory is releasing a series of limited edition Bourbon’s celebrating founding distiller Booker Noe’s legacy as the “father” of small-batch Bourbon.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/beam-releases-limited-booker-noe-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Proposed rule would alter the use of appellation names on wine labels

On Monday the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposed a rule that, if enacted, would significantly alter the way that appellation names can be used on wine labels.

http://www.wawinereport.com/2015/02/proposed-rule-would-alter-use-of.html

Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Wines Explained

hopefully this article could help clear up some of the confusion

http://www.guildsomm.com/TC/stay_current/features/b/guest_blog/archive/2015/02/06/organic-biodynamic-and-natural-wines-explained

The best wine to pair with every kind of takeout food

What kind of wine should you buy if you’re ordering burgers, gyros, or sushi?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/wine-to-order-with-takeout-food-2015-2

Wine label app creates gift message on bottle

The Tussock Jumper Celebration app uses QR codes to allow consumers to attach a surprise message, voice recording or video to a bottle of Tussock Jumper wine, making it the perfect unique gift for a loved one.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/15865-wine-label-app-creates-gift-message-on-bottle.html

BELVEDERE VODKA LAUNCHES WILD BERRY EDITION

Belvedere Vodka has introduced an “innovative” Wild Berry flavour to reflect American consumers’ demand for “refreshing rather than indulgent” flavours.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/belvedere-vodka-launches-wild-berry-edition/?article-source=newsletter&source=360&date=2015-02-12

Liquor store approval in Natick MA prompts letter to state

A group of Natick residents is asking the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to investigate selectmen’s vote to approve a national chain liquor store opening in town.

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/article/20150211/NEWS/150218864

Think pink: Rosé wine is fresh, zesty and perfect for Valentine’s Day

The color of rosé is the color of love. In fact, rosés and roses are pretty good matches for Valentine’s Day gifting.

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http://www.adn.com/article/20150211/think-pink-ros-wine-fresh-zesty-and-perfect-valentines-day

Diageo Targets Wine And Beer Categories With New Product Rollouts

Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) is rolling out a new California wine brand to the U.S. market this spring, Truvée Wines. Derived from the French word “to find,” Truvée is a Central Coast-sourced label created by sisters Robin and Andréa McBride, who grew up separately in Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand respectively. The two sisters are seeking to combine the knowledge gained in the wine regions in which they were raised with the Truvée brand, which includes a lightly oaked Chardonnay and a Rhône-style red blend, both retailing at $16 a bottle.

DC&E is also hitting the market with the relaunched Chateau La Paws Wines, which supports animal rescue efforts through a partnership with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA). Twelve different rescued dogs are featured on the rotating labels for Chateau La Paws’ Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red Wine Blend (all $12.99), which were crafted by veteran winemaker Marty Spate.

Meanwhile, Diageo is set to begin test marketing a new beer brand, Thump Keg Brewing Co., which crafts beers related to Diageo spirit labels like George Dickel and Peligroso Tequila. Testing in select markets like Nashville, Austin and New York City, Thump Keg is debuting with a Rye IPA (6.2% abv) and an Agave Amber Ale (5.8% abv). Both retail at $9.49 a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles and are also available in 20-liter kegs. Thump Keg Rye IPA uses the same underlying grains for its mash bill as those used for George Dickel Rye Whisky, while Agave Amber Ale, inspired by Peligroso, uses blue agave in its recipe.

The end of the three-tier system?

Three-tier as we know it will break down because it will be too expensive and too complicated to work the way it does now. Even the distributors, who have the most to lose, will want to change it to make it more consumer-friendly.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/the-end-of-the-three-tier-system/

Wine Market Council Releases 2014 Consumer Consumption Habits

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12512630.htm

How to buy wine at the grocery store

Why We Want You To Shop With Us!

The supermarket Great Wall of Wine is the Rubik’s Cube of wine buying, with hundreds and hundreds of bottles to choose from, confusing pricing, and no one to ask for help.

http://winecurmudgeon.com/how-to-buy-wine-at-the-grocery-store/

Step-by-step procedure for tasting fine wines.

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Courses

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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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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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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Whoopie Pie And Wine Tasting Event 02-10-15

February 11, 2015

Hosted In The Franklin Liquors Wine Room 02-10-15 For The Tri-County Adult Education Program.

Special Guest Making Whoopie Bakery

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The Mini Whoopies

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The Menu

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The Room And Wines

Franklin Liquors Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 10, 2015

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Franklin Liquors Valentine’s Day Wine Gift Guide

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-07-15

February 7, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-07-15

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

 

Our Wine Tasting/Education Room Has Been Remodeled.

We Now Teach For Three Schools And Host The Franklin Wine Club.

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Exciting News!

This Week We Have Received An Award From Our Email Service

Last Year, Our Outreach And Engagement With You Was Exemplary.

Thank You For Supporting Us!!

Only 10% Of Constant Contact Customers Awarded

For Excellence In Building Better Customer Relationships.

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Next Week Look For Our Valentines Day Gift Guide

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Readers Choice Awards 2015

In 2014 You Voted Us #1 Liquor Store

We Would Love Your Support This Year!

Please Vote

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Take Care

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sulfites In Wine

Beer And Girl Scout Cookie Pairings

AND MORE!

 

How To Get The Best Quality Wine At Any Price Point

How do you know where your dollar goes furthest?

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http://www.businessinsider.com.au/best-quality-wine-at-any-price-2015-1

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini latest newsletter

http://quiniwine.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/AEA615314369B93B/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

5 top value wine regions to explore in 2015

Here are 5 wine regions to explore in 2015 which offer exceptional bang for your buck

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/01/30/5-top-value-wine-regions-to-explore-in-2015/

Do Wine Clubs Really Deliver on Their Promises?

Wine clubs market themselves as a source of well-selected, tough-to-find wines at a very good price, but are you better off just chatting up your local wine merchant?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/do-wine-clubs-really-deliver-on-their-promises-1422646193

7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING

Overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/7-underrated-styles-beer-lovers-should-get-drinking

Such a Headache: Scientists Explains Why Bubbly Bothers Us So Much

University of Colorado pharmacology professor Boris Tabakoff offered an explanation for why Champagne causes such intense hangovers

http://www.snooth.com/articles/such-a-headache-scientists-explains-why-bubbly-bothers-us-so-much/

New Rules for Wine Theory Study

Below are some strategies for students prepping for exam day.

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/new-rules-for-wine-theory-study?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

New UV Vodka Flavor

UV vodka has unveiled a new flavor entry, Ruby Red Grapefruit. Launching nationally in March, UV Ruby Red is made with all natural flavors and real grapefruit juice. Part of the Phillips Distilling portfolio, UV ($12 a 750-ml.) was projected to hit 2 million cases in the U.S. market last year. The brand’s flavor line includes more than 20 entries, also including recently released Sugar Crush and Sriracha flavors.

WHICH WINE IS MOST HEALTHY?

Cornell University Professor Emeritus Dr. Leroy Creasy said there is one clear winner

http://www.snooth.com/articles/battle-royale-which-wine-is-most-healthy/

The Influence of Mobile Apps on Wine Purchases

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Women are more brand loyal than men (but only if you reward them) finds research by Cherry London

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Acid, pH, wine and food

This column is all about acidity in wine

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/acid-ph-wine-and-food/article_f0637ece-f631-52b5-adb7-05cd3270f8d0.html

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH SULFITES?

The following is a rudimentary break down of the relationship between sulfites and the vino we love.

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/whats-deal-sulfites/

Nine silly wine facts

Nine silly wine facts you probably didn’t know — or didn’t know you needed to know:

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/nine-silly-wine-facts/

5 Easy Tips for Pairing Beer with Dessert… Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

So here is a quick guide on how to choose a great beer to pair with dessert

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http://linkis.com/craftbeerhound.com/b/9fTXs

RASPBERRY FLAVOUR JOINS LARGEST MOONSHINE BRAND

Piedmont Distillers is introducing new Midnight Moon Raspberry, said to be the first raspberry-flavoured moonshine, as the brand reaches 1.5 million case depletions.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/raspberry-flavour-joins-largest-moonshine-brand/?article-source=newsletter&source=353&date=2015-02-03

11 MOST DARING INNOVATIONS IN WINE

From tongue-twisting flavour combinations to daring designs, the past year has seen all manner of innovations unleashed upon the world of wine.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/most-daring-innovations-in-wine/

U.S. wine consumers willing to buy more expensive wines, report finds

Consumers will benefit from plunging oil prices, leaving us with more money to spend on wine and other essentials

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/us-wine-consumers-willing-to-buy-more-expensive-wines-report-finds/2015/01/30/ad0c64d0-a576-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html

The six people you want to avoid in the wine business

It’s more important to know who you should avoid in the wine business

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1496

The truth about sulfites

Questions about sulfites have been swirling around for decades, and the truth is a lot simpler than you might think

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/3461937-181/berger-the-truth-about-sulfites

Vivino Ratings: How They Compare To Robert Parker and Wine Spectator

Over 75% of wines are never rated by experts

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http://www.vivino.com/news/vivino-ratings-explained

AMERICAN DRINKERS MOVE FROM BEER TO BOURBON

The American spirits industry has continued to steal market share from beer for the fifth consecutive year, as consumers become drawn in by flavoured whiskey and premium products.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/american-drinkers-move-from-beer-to-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=354&date=2015-02-04

ANGEL’S ENVY RYE IN ‘SMALL BATCH’ LAWSUIT

Angel’s Envy Rye whiskey is the latest brand to find itself in the midst of a legal battle for allegedly misleading consumers about being a small batch product.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/angels-envy-rye-in-small-batch-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=354&date=2015-02-04

Beer pairings for your Girl Scout cookies

If you’re looking for a twist this year, forget cookies and milk and make it all about cookies and beer.

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http://www.press-citizen.com/story/entertainment/2015/02/03/girls-scout-cookies-beer-pairings/22815169/

TERRY THEISE ON HIS LOVE AFFAIR WITH RIESLING

Terry Theise is the most influential importer of Austrian and German wines in the United States. Also an MA Resident!

https://grapecollective.com/articles/terry-theise-on-his-love-affair-with-riesling

New Apothic Wine

E&J Gallo is introducing a new seasonal red blend under its Apothic brand. Apothic Red Crush will be available between February and April, retailing at $14 a bottle. One of Gallo’s fastest-rising brands in recent years, Apothic has been among the leaders in the wine market’s trend toward red blends. The brand crossed 2 million cases in the U.S. market last year, according to Impact Databank, having more than tripled in size over the past three years.

SOUTHERN COMFORT UNVEILS NEW FLAVOR AND PACKAGING

Southern Comfort has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Caramel Comfort, to coincide with a packaging makeover of the brand’s entire range.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/southern-comfort-unveils-new-flavour-and-packaging/?article-source=newsletter&source=355&date=2015-02-05

BUFFALO TRACE TO LAUNCH LAST SINGLE OAK PROJECT

Buffalo Trace will launch its sixteenth and final round of Single Oak Project Bourbon, marking the end of the distillery’s quest to find the world’s perfect Bourbon.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/buffalo-trace-to-launch-last-single-oak-project/?article-source=newsletter&source=355&date=2015-02-05

INNIS & GUNN LAUNCHES 50 SHADES BEER

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has released a beer infused with ginseng and other aphrodisiacs ahead of the launch of the film adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/innis-gunn-launches-50-shades-beer/

A Chemist Explains Why Corks Matter When Storing Wine

Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, professor of Enology at UC Davis, elegantly explains the important of bottle stoppers and aging wine.

http://winefolly.com/review/chemist-explains-corks-matter-storing-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ae9e15ba8f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ae9e15ba8f-62472929&mc_cid=ae9e15ba8f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF FRANCE: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC

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Learning the Wines of the Loire Valley

Loire can be divided into four distinct sections, each with different climates and soils, and each producing different wines from different grapes

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http://wwsnapasonoma.com/wines-of-the-loire-valley/

UNION WINE CO LAUNCHES PINOT LOLLIPOPS

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a range of boozy lollipops.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/union-wine-co-launches-pinot-lollipops/

NEW PINNACLE VODKA FLAVOURS INSPIRED BY BRUNCH

Pinnacle Vodka has extended its line of flavours with two brunch-inspired innovations – Mimosa and Habanero.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/new-pinnacle-vodka-flavours-inspired-by-brunch/?article-source=newsletter&source=356&date=2015-02-06

THE UNITED STATES OF WHISKEY // BUSINESS IS BOOMING

Every year, DISCUS (the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States – the self-governing body of the spirits industry at large) releases its report on the business for the year prior. Earlier this week they released the 2014 annual report,

http://blog.drinkdistiller.com/post/110266813296/unitedstatesofwhiskey?utm_source=Notifiable+Users&utm_campaign=4efb9c4406-Friday_Digest_02062015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_61cb1c71dc-4efb9c4406-169072149

Are Small Wineries Doomed?

What the sale of Siduri says about the state of California wine

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Liquor Industry News/Links 1-31-15

January 31, 2015

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Franklin Wine Club Welcomes Chatom Vineyards

Gay Callon from Chatom Vineyards guest speaker.

Please join us and welcome Gay to our wine club for a night of wine education and tasting. Friday February 13th 7-9PM

The vineyard of Chatom Vineyards is nestled in the breathtaking Esmeralda Valley of the Sierra Foothills in Calaveras County CA. The valley was originally planted with low field crops, fruits and nut trees. When Gay Callan, owner and native San Franciscan, purchased the property in 1980, her vision was to plant a vineyard. Her first varietals were then planted in 1981, totaling 21 acres of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

Today, the vineyard boasts 13 varietals planted on 65 acres, including Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese and 5 Portuguese varietals.

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The state of wine drinking in America today

A new study by Sonoma State University shows that Americans buy wine most frequently at wine/liquor stores, followed by grocery stores, and then at discount or warehouse stores

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http://theweek.com/articles/532653/state-winedrinking-america-today

Calories in Different Wines

Per millilitre, wine is lower in calories and also free of cholesterol, sodium and fat.

http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/Calories-Different-Wines-36673159

Wine and liquor distributor building plant in Dedham with help of tax break

M.S. Walker, a fifth-generation, family-owned business in Somerville, plans to move its manufacturing operations and headquarters to a portion of the former site of a Stop & Shop warehouse on the Dedham/Boston line.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2015/01/25/wine-and-liquor-distributor-building-plant-dedham-with-help-tax-break/LSG88XC9ZrJHVu2bsOtWFO/story.html

Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew

The phenomenon that is Heady Topper

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/25/atop-beer-food-chain-heady-topper-spurs-vermont-liquid-gold-rush/BLlk4nHgfBXkD9std009pI/story.html

PLYMOUTH MA SELECTMEN: Could Plymouth become a beer-cation destination?

They call themselves beer geeks and that goes for the owner and the staff. http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20150124/News/150129527#sthash.NX0tN5Wz.dpuf

Sherry Offers Quality, Versatility and Value.

Whatever the reason, you’ve stayed away from sherry. If so, you’ve been missing out.

http://chilledmagazine.com/the-most-perfect-and-overlooked-wine-category-in-the-world/

Chill as you Fill: Introducing… Icecap

You don’t have to be a sommelier to know the importance of serving a bottle of wine at the right temperature

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https://www.quirky.com/blog/post/2013/09/chill-as-you-fill-introducing-icecap

Coro Mendocino (Part I): A Chorus of Wine

The blend must be 100% Mendocino County grown with a minimum of 40% but no more than 70% Zinfandel to assure that the wine would remain a blend. The remaining percentage can be can include lesser percentages of nine other approved varieties with Mediterranean origins.

http://www.examiner.com/article/coro-mendocino-part-i-a-chorus-of-wine

Matching Wine with Bugs … Yes, Bugs

There’s nothing new, or odd, about eating insects and their exoskeletal cousins.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/01/matching-wine-with-bugs-yes-bugs

New Ramey Wine Line

Healdsburg, California-based Ramey Wine Cellars has unveiled Sidebar Cellars, a new wine range targeted toward younger LDA consumers. Sidebar Cellars is set to roll out in April, initially featuring a Rhone-style red blend sourced from Mendocino County’s Redwood Valley, a Russian River Valley Syrah rosé and a Kerner—a white hybrid varietal—sourced from Lodi, the Napa Valley Register reports. The brand, priced at $25-$36 a bottle, will be positioned as a more contemporary and accessibly-priced offshoot to Ramey Wine Cellars’ flagship range, which retails at around $40 to $185 a 750-ml. and includes Chardonnay, Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah varietals sourced from both Sonoma and Napa

Marsala Wine Is Coming Back. Here’s Where to Get the Best of It

One Sicilian wine staple, though, still languished unloved amid this Sicilian wine renaissance—at least until recently.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-26/marsala-wine-is-coming-back-here-s-where-to-get-the-best-of-it

Newcastle removing caramel coloring

Under pressure from activists and consumers concerned about the possible health effects of caramel coloring, the U.K. brewer, owned by Heineken, confirmed to USA TODAY that it will stop using caramel coloring in its core Newcastle Brown Ale and has already returned to coloring it with the same roasted malt it formerly used.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/newcastle-ale-heineken-beer-brewer-caramel-coloring/22371053/

Does 100 point thinking poison the mind?

For all their usefulness, points rot the mind when it comes to wine. They are a terribly distorting lens to view the wine world through.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/does-100-point-thinking-poison-the-mind

A SNAPSHOT OF PROVENCE

Located in Southeastern France, Provence is home to some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in Europe

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

IT AIN’T ALL FIREBALL: 9 FLAVORED WHISKEYS THAT ARE HERE TO STAY

Beloved or reviled, flavored spirits are here to stay, be they vodka, tequila, or whiskey. While perhaps the most obvious example in the whiskey category is Fireball, there are far more subtle iterations on the market that have involved great thought in terms of their conceptualization.

http://chilledmagazine.com/whats_chilling_right_now-detail/it-aint-all-fireball-flavored-whiskeys-are-here-to-stay/

Who’s Confused About Champagne?

Continued use of term on U.S. sparkling wine may erode consumer trust in labeling, some say

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=145318

What’s the Big Deal About Blaufränkisch?

We find out what makes these Austrian reds “wines in tune with the zeitgeist”, sharing characteristics of Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Syrah.

We Have this varietal in stock!

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/01/what-s-the-big-deal-about-blaufrankisch

5 Steamy Drinks for Snowy Days

Here, five hot toddies to save the day:

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/26/how-to-survive-the-snowpocalypse

Harpoon suspends beer production

For the first time since its founding in 1986, Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is suspending production of its beer, citing the imminent blizzard.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/26/harpoon-shut-down-beer-production-because-storm/sP0DOf9fdSy3gTYtoMq3zH/story.html

Super Bowl Beer Face-Off: Seattle vs. New England

Two of America’s finest beer towns with deep roots in craft brewing.

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/super-bowl-beer-face-off-seattle-vs-new-england-20150126

WINE MYTHS: ROSÉS ARE ONLY FOR SUMMER

Too often, rosés conjure the impression of insipid, overly-sweet and cloying cocktail fodder that’s fit only for beachside consumption and ice-cubes!

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http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2014/12/11/wine_myths_roses_are_only_for_summer.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=d074acda9a-LPJ_for_January_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-d074acda9a-55781545

Who’s Driving World Wine Consumption?

A new industry report has revealed how much wine is being produced each year—and who’s drinking it. The findings may surprise you.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-driving-world-wine-consumption-1422461583

What Is Bergamount??

Have seen this many times in wine tasting terms never truly saw a definition.

Bergamot orange is a hidden gem among citrus fruits. Grown primarily in southern Italy and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bergamot is known for the unique tangy and aromatic qualities of the fruit’s peel. Bergamot gives Earl Grey tea its signature floral notes and taste; chefs use it for an extra layer of flavor in gourmet desserts; and in aromatherapy, bergamot elevates the essences in designer fragrances.

Scour Grapes: We Put 5 Wine-Stain Removers to the Test

Few household stains are more noxious than red wine—to the point where an entire industry has sprung up around helping consumers who want to remove red wine stains from their linens.

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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/wine-stain-removers/

CARDBOARD BEER BOTTLES MAY SOON REPLACE GLASS

Screw the whole bottles vs. cans debate. Beer giant Carlsberg is hoping the future of beer packaging will be cardboard.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/cardboard-beer-bottles-may-soon-replace-glass

‘BARREL AGEING’ OAK WINE BOTTLE TO LAUNCH

An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. 

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/01/barrel-ageing-oak-wine-bottle-to-launch/

Wine: how to tell if a wine is faulty, or merely funky

These days, bottles are rarely “corked” (infected by cork taint) – about 3%, compared with 20% 10 years ago,

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-24-15

January 24, 2015

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

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Best Wines to Pair with Baked Eggs

Here are four wine pairing approaches to try with your baked eggs.

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Sipping Liquor before Bed disrupts Sleeping Pattern

A new study has debunked the long-held popular belief that booze before bed helps nod-off. The study has showed that a small tipple before bed has great potential to disrupt sleeping patterns.

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BETHENNY FRANKEL REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING SKINNYGIRL MARIJUANA

Bethenny Frankel, the founder of Skinnygirl cocktails, has been spotted visiting a cannabis dispensary in the US amid claims she is to launch Skinnygirl Marijuana.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/bethenny-frankel-reportedly-launching-skinnygirl-marijuana/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

SVEDKA MOVES INTO 100 PROOF VODKA CATEGORY

The Constellation Brands-owned vodka will launch Svedka 100 Proof and Svedka Grapefruit Jalapeño in the US in March this year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/01/svedka-moves-into-100-proof-vodka-category/?article-source=newsletter&source=342&date=2015-01-19

Hair of the dog? Introducing the beer designed exclusively for man’s best friend

Snuffle is a new Belgian beer brewed exclusively for pooches. Its makers say it’s good enough for humans, too

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11355132/Hair-of-the-dog-Introducing-the-beer-designed-exclusively-for-mans-best-friend.html

TTB Issues New Guidelines for Age Statements on Whiskey Labels

Require an age statement on the label of any whisky that has not been aged for at least four years

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com

How Discount Wine is Lying to You

If the region isn’t listed on the front label, check the back label. The TTB requires wines to list the origin

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http://winefolly.com/update/good-cheap-wine-is-lying-to-you/

Is Azerbaijan the 2nd Oldest Wine Region?

Azerbaijan, which is located on the Caspian Sea just south of Georgia and east of Armenia, has a long history of winemaking.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=144712

The top ten times to use your Coravin

Here are ten times you may not have considered using your Coravin (but definitely should)!

http://www.coravin.com/blog/usecoravin/

10 DIRTY SECRETS OF WINE (THAT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT)

Real talk from the bowels of the vino industry—crack a bottle of Blue Nun and let’s get down to brass tacks.

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http://firstwefeast.com/drink/wine-taboos/

Don’t be afraid to go farther afield for wine values

Emerging regions offer value, new tastes to broaden your horizons

http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=24473

Factors of Taste: Results from a Special Tasting at the Digital Wine Communications Conference

Can we always tell what makes us like or dislike a wine? How much of it has to do, strictly speaking, with the grapes and the winemaking? And, do we always understand exactly why a wine is showing well or not?

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/01/factors-taste-results-special-wine-tasting-digital-wine-communications-conference/

JAMESON UNVEILS ANNUAL PADDY’S DAY BOTTLE

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has revealed its fifth annual limited edition bottle design to celebrate its homeland’s most iconic national holiday – St Patrick’s Day.

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Nebbiolo — Italy’s staid elder statesman of wine

Nebbiolo is a grape varietal from Piemonte, Italy, and it is one of the most traditional, intractable, stubborn old goats of the wine world.

http://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2015/01/20/nebbiolo-italys-staid-elder-statesman-wine/22067027/

How is your state doing? MADD rates USA on drunk driving prevention

MADD created a five-star system for the report that looks at five different areas of countermeasures that can be taken to prevent drunk driving fatalities.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/15/drunk-driving-efforts-across-usa/21776227/

What the Beer You Drink Says About Your Personality

What is your go-to beer?? Cha-Cha.com came out with a list that describes what your favorite beer says about your personality. How accurate do you think it is??

http://us995.cbslocal.com/2015/01/21/what-the-beer-you-drink-says-about-your-personality/

RED WINE NOW COMES IN POWDERED FORM, MINUS THE ALCOHOL…AND THE FUN

Sick of all the fun and joy that comes with drinking red wine but still want to bask in its health benefits? A powdered red wine will do the trick.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/red-wine-now-comes-powdered-form-minus-alcohol-and-fun

Here’s to tannat, a big tannic monster wine

Tannat is a big wine, a tannic monster that is bigger than cabernet sauvignon and perhaps even petite sirah. With more than 100 wine-grape varieties in the Northwest, why would we want another one? Here’s why.

http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2025339112_0118grapevinexml.html

CASSIS, THE BLACK CURRANT FROM BURGUNDY

The great Burgundian wine kingdom has a quiet cousin, a little dark currant that is happy to makes its home in the shadow of the famous grape. This unassuming fruit goes by the name of cassis, blackcurrant or Ribes Nigrum

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/01/12/french_food_provenance_cassis_the_black_currant_from_burgundy.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=69eb628ab0-LPJ_for_January_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-69eb628ab0-55781545

Brown-Forman Extends Woodford Reserve Into Rye

Thriving Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is set to add a new rye offering to its portfolio next month. Woodford Reserve Rye ($38 a 750-ml.) will initially launch in 15 U.S. markets. The Kentucky straight rye whiskey is 45.2% abv and marks the third permanent extension to the Woodford Reserve portfolio, joining Distiller’s Select and Double Oaked. Brown-Forman’s newcomer will compete with Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Rye, which debuted in 2012 and retails in the same segment. Woodford Reserve earned its first Impact “Hot Brand” award last year, having grown by more than 75% since 2010.

How to Build a Whiskey Still in Less Than 2 Minutes

The A. Smith Bowman distillery has released a unique video capturing the build of its brand new 500-gallon still called George.

http://youtu.be/_yXfYWQo8o0

Foxboro MA delaying request for more liquor licenses

A move to petition the state Legislature for more liquor licenses won’t be going to the voters this May.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-delaying-request-for-more-liquor-licenses/article_99345c03-7f6f-58d2-8f90-a908c6f4ca18.html

Where do tech-savvy millennials buy wine? Not online, Cal Poly study finds

Millennials, typically defined as those born between 1982 and the early 2000s, are known for being adept at using technology, whether it’s a smart phone, gaming console or social media.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/21/3453060_milennials-wine-purchase-study.html?rh=1

Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region,

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-harvard-buys-up-water-rights-in-drought-hit-wine-country-2015-1

Barrel-Aged Tequila Is the New Scotch

Here, three ways companies are using seasoned barrels to flavor their tequilas.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/1/22/barrel-aged-tequila-is-the-new-scotch

Private label wine: The future of the wine business?

Most states require distributors to offer every wine they sell to every retailer or restaurant they call on, so that it’s theoretically possible for someone else to sell Two-buck Chuck or Kirkland. But somehow, that never seems to happen.

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http://winecurmudgeon.com/private-label-wine-the-future-of-the-wine-business/

TURNING WINE PASSION INTO PROFESSION

The real scoop on becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/how-to-get-a-job-in-wine/

The relationship (or lack thereof) between scores, prices and appellations

Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than do the California, Carneros or county-based appellations.

http://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/#!The-relationship-or-lack-thereof-between-scores-prices-and-appellations/chh1/7C683C52-FC92-48B8-B1A3-0543D249AC45

PROPER BOURBON PAIRINGS FOR YOUR FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

A list of bourbons to pair and enjoy with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies

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http://www.theimpeccablelife.com/girl-scout-cookie-bourbon-pairing/

Happy Birthday, Beer Can!

The first can of beer was sold on January 24th, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/beer-can-celebrates-80th-birthday-80-years-of-beers

U.S. is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

The 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report found that Americans drank almost 340 million 9-liter cases of wine in 2014. Italians drink the most wine per person, though the rate is expected to drop.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/top-wine-consuming-country-volume-article-1.2088489

Anheuser-Busch is bolstering its craft beer portfolio once again by acquiring a growing craft brewer, Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co.

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Is craft beer a threat to wine?

Wine industry leaders are keeping a close watch on the craft beer market, according to a recent report from Wine Market Council, (WMC) an association of wine producers, grape growers, wine importers and distributors.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/news/craft-beer-threat-wine

The new documentary movie “Somm: Into the Bottle” will be out Summer 2015.

Here’s a preview of the wines and places featured in the film, as well as the people.

http://winefolly.com/episode/new-wine-movie-somm-2015/

Local Brewery News

Worcester, Massachusetts’ Wormtown Brewery has completed construction of a new 10,000-square-foot brewing facility to keep up with growth. Wormtown’s new facility is 10 times larger than the original one and features a taproom, a 30-barrel, two-vessel configuration that will double capacity to 6,000 barrels, as well as a GAI bottling system that allows for packaging bottles to complement its 16-ounce cans. The brewery says it hopes to eventually reach 30,000 barrels at the new site and is already planning further expansion of the new facility. Two 90-barrel fermentation tanks are expected to be delivered next month, bringing the capacity to 10,500 barrels and opening the possibility of expansion to new markets.

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