Liquor Industry News/Links 02-13-16

February 13, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-13-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Valentine’s Weekend!

Our Gift Ideas

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Franklin Wine Club

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting!

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February 25th 7pm

It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

$15 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

 

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s in your wine??

Secret Society For Wine Snobs

Town Of Plymouth Takes Stand

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Wine News

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Novelty Upside Down Wine Glass

You drink from the base to confuse your friends.

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN

So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-pairings-for-your-chinese-zodiac-sign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce1daa90ae-Feb_7_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce1daa90ae-38937345

Millennial-geared wine brand

E-card company Someecards has partnered with 1026 Beverage Company to release a new Millennial-geared wine brand, SomeWine, including a Chardonnay, red blend and Pinot Noir (all $12.99). The labels feature drawings and sayings in Someecards’ style and will rotate periodically. SomeWine is currently available in Ohio, with expansion to Indiana, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts and Arizona expected in the coming weeks. Some key grocery store accounts include HEB, Sprouts and Giant Eagle.

This invention could completely change the way we drink beer at home

What makes SYNEK interesting is that it uses boxed wine-style bags that you fill up with your beer of choice and that you then install into your SYNEK dispenser, which will keep the beer just as cold as you want it.

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http://bgr.com/2016/02/06/synek-counter-top-beer-tap/

Man lives to 107 ‘by only drinking red wine’

A recently-deceased 107-year-old Spanish attributed his long-life to drinking four bottles of wine each day and never drinking water.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-lives-to-107-by-only-drinking-red-wine-a6854906.html

What’s In Your Wine? You Might Be Surprised

The perception is that you’re drinking fermented grape juice. And the reality is, that’s not exactly the truth,

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/02/05/whats-in-your-wine-you-might-be-surprised/

ECCENTRIC BUT DELICIOUS WINE PAIRINGS

Below are five food/wine combinations that will excite such enthusiasts.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/eccentric-but-delicious-wine-pairings

In wine (as in beer) a handful of the biggest brands eat most of the market pie.

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Jancis Robinson launches online wine course

Jancis Robinson has partnered with online learning agency Electric Academy to develop a wine course which promises to give even beginners an understanding of wine in a single evening.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/jancis-robinson-launches-online-wine-course-with-half-price-offer/531452.article?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=rss&dm_i=1S8V,40U2X,HQV1F8,EJMMV,1

TOP 9 ALCOHOLIC SWEET TREATS

The line between hard liquor and sweet candy may be a hard one to tread, but that hasn’t stopped an array of alcohol-infused sweet treats from hitting the shelves.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-9-alcoholic-sweet-treats/

FRANCIACORTA SALES RISE DESPITE ‘COMPLEX’ CLIMATE

Around 16.5 million bottles of Franciacorta were sold worldwide in 2015, the consorzio announced, of which more than 1.5 million were sold in export markets.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/franciacorta-sales-up-despite-complex-climate/

Peyton Manning and Budweiser: 5 facts to know

Here are five things to know about Peyton Manning and Budweiser:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/08/peyton-manning-and-budweiser-5-facts-know/80013322/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics

A review of the 2015 wine statistics and buying trends for 2016 are generally positive. Most experts predict another good year for wine.

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https://lizthach.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/state-of-the-us-wine-industry-in-2016-trends-and-statistics/

10 Chocolate Stouts And Porters for Valentine’s Day Beer Lovers

Chocolate stout and porter could use more love, and not just because that beer seems like a natural holiday fit as Valentine’s Day approaches.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450269/1/10-chocolate-stouts-and-porters-for-valentine-s-day-beer-lovers.html

French vintners left pink-faced over fake rose wine

Some people may wrongly believe that rose wine is made by mixing red and white wine but vintners should know better — as one French winemaking group learned when they were hit with a fine for doing just that

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http://www.france24.com/en/20160205-french-vintners-left-pink-faced-over-fake-rose-wine

Has Valpolicella Ripasso had its day in the sun?

Part of the problem has been the inconsistent message the different wineries telegraph in their styles. What really is a Ripasso?

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/02/has-valpolicella-ripasso-had-its-day-in.html

Craft Wine? (Artisan? Boutique?) Most US wineries produce small and limited amounts of wine

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Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter?

The question for the wine industry is whether marijuana consumption could replace any portion of wine (alcohol) consumption.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/02/09/marijuana-wine-industry-disruptor

Valtellinas Are No Longer Hiding in the Hills

Way up in the foothills of the Alps, about as far north as you can go in the Lombardy region of Italy without hitting Switzerland, a series of terraced vineyards hug the hillsides overlooking the river Adda

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/dining/wine-review-valtellina.html?ref=dining&_r=2

Bars are charging a lot more for booze these days

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A LOOK AT MR. WONDERFUL’S SECRET SOCIETY FOR WINE SNOBS

The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin) is a bacchanalian society that is committed to enjoying and promoting the wines and food

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-look-at-mr-wonderfuls-secret-society-for-wine-snobs

TOP 10 LUDICROUS BUT TRUE WINE DESCRIPTORS

The average wine drinker’s tasting vocabulary may be limited to “fruity” or “nice”, but the flavor of a wine is far more complex than that. As many as 1,000 different flavor compounds have been identified in wine – not all of them fruity, and not all of them nice

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-ludicrous-but-true-wine-descriptors/

Champagne – better late-disgorged?

To many Champagne drinkers, R.D. equals Bollinger, but late disgorgement actually refers to any Champagne (usually vintage) that has been aged on its lees for longer than is usual for that particular house or cuvée, normally after an initial release several years earlier.

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http://bbrblog.com/2016/02/09/champagne-better-late-disgorged/

How Slow Food’s “Wine Bank” Is Trying to Preserve Italian Wine

Deep in the bowels of the historic Agenzie di Pollenzo, in the heart of Italy’s Langhe region, rests a stockpile of more than 100,000 bottles of Italian wine, on view as visitors file by in museum fashion.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/slow-food-italy-slow-wine-and-banca-del-vino/

The 2015 California wine grape crush totaled 3,699,242 tons, down 5% from 2014.

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Amherst MA PD to partner with liquor stores for ‘Cops in Shops’

The Amherst Police are partnering with local liquor stores to crack down on underage people buying alcohol.

http://wwlp.com/2016/02/10/amherst-pd-to-partner-with-liquor-stores-for-cops-in-shops/

BJ’s denied liquor license by Plymouth MA selectmen

One of the most important criteria that towns are allowed to consider when reviewing package store license requests, both sides agree, is need.

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20160210/bjs-denied-liquor-license-by-plymouth-selectmen

WORLD’S BIGGEST WINE BARREL UNVEILED

The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/worlds-biggest-barrel-unveiled/

Do old vines really produce better wine?

The term “old vine” is one of the last unregulated terms that you’re likely to see on a wine label

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http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Do-old-vines-really-produce-better-wine-6824260.php

Wine Market Council Unveils New Stats on Consumer Wine Consumption Habits

Wine is winning with women.  Women account for 57% of wine volume in the U.S. (Source: Nielsen Spectra 2015)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13205868.htm

Pairing Sweet White Wines with Food

Sweet white wines make a wonderful accompaniment to many foods, particularly cuisines of Southern Asia and India.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pairing-sweet-wine-wines-with-food/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b96cd517a9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b96cd517a9-62472929&mc_cid=b96cd517a9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Castle Island Grows Team, Expands Distribution Line Up

Just one month after releasing its first beer into the Greater Boston market, Castle Island Brewing Company is already ramping up production to meet growing demand.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-grows-team-expands-distribution-line-up?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

14 Chocolate Beers To Drink on Valentine’s Day

If your date loves beer as much as you do, he or she will appreciate these chocolate beers that are perfect for the occasion

https://beerandbrewing.com/VrtgoCgAAOoZUm_-/article/14-chocolate-beers-to-drink-on-valentines-day?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

How to Avoid a Hangover

More Than Just Hair of the Dog

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https://www.fix.com/blog/how-to-avoid-a-hangover/

THE COCKTAIL YOU SHOULD DRINK ON VALENTINE’S DAY, BASED ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS

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February 25th 7pm

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting

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It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

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WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-06-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Vinitas Wineworks Partners With Us!

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We are happy to partner with Kim Simone.

Vinitas Wine Works Release:

I’m very pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Franklin Wine Club, I am now an official education provider for the Wine Scholar Guild (formerly the French Wine Society.) I will be teaching the French Wine Scholar program for the Greater Providence/Worcester/Southern MA region in Franklin for wine professionals and intermediate wine enthusiasts starting this Fall. So excited for this international recognition!

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2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

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Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Take Care

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When To Decant Wine

Wine Is Radioactive??

Don’t Drink If You’re Not On Birth Control?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Your Favorite Beer and Wine Brands May Soon Be Hidden at the Supermarket

If your drink of choice hails from a craft beer label or a small vineyard, you might soon have trouble finding it at the supermarket.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

http://time.com/money/4199609/beers-wine-supermarket-kroger/

How to be fine at wine

“Get to know your local independent wine retailer (most have much better quality wines than supermarkets do). Tell them which wines you have liked so far and ask them to recommend alternatives.”

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6fbb2e36-c483-11e5-b3b1-7b2481276e45.html

Everything You Need To Know about Puglia in 600 Words

In this quick read, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the wine region

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-puglia-in-600-words

For Beer at Super Bowl, Color of the Competition Is Red and White

Beer and football may go together like wine and cheese. But lately more and more people seem be favoring a Bordeaux over a Bud Light.

Wine has made inroads into football stadiums and living rooms across the United States on Sundays.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/sports/football/for-the-super-bowl-wine-enthusiasts-more-than-hold-their-own.html?_r=0

When to decant a wine and how to do it

With a little help from Joe Valore, from Sydney restaurants Bodega and Porteno, they explain when and how best to decant wine.

http://www.businessinsider.com/video-when-to-decant-a-wine-and-how-to-do-it-2016-1

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR 11 HEARTY STEWS

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TOP ADVANCES IN WINE TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO US

There are certain aspects of the winemaking process that are out of anyone’s control.

http://www.palatexposure.com/top-10-lists/wine-technology/

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Sulfur, for Better and for Worse: A Look at the Effects of Sulfite Additions in Wine

Is sulfur in wine evil? Dangerous for human health? Should it be avoided altogether? For a rather common antioxidant and sterilizing agent, sulfites sure generate an incredible amount of attention and worries.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/02/sulfur-for-better-and-for-worse-a-look-at-the-effects-of-sulfite-additions-in-wine/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=4aa2d33399-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-4aa2d33399-299904425

Ageing wine critics

It’s a question from wine novices that comes up repeatedly. Just how do we know how long to age our wine critics? Furthermore, how can we tell which wine critics will age well, and which will fall apart? Are there any guidelines?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1610

Martha Stewart’s Wine Cellar is a Disaster

She may be the queen of organization, but Martha Stewart really needs some help when it comes to the wine cellar for her Winter House.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2016/01/martha_stewarts_wine_cellar_is.html

The 7 mistakes you’re making with your daily glass of wine

One of the greatest treats at the end of a long day is a glass of wine.

http://www.coravin.com/blog/7mistakes/

Something to wine about: How to cut your wine budget without sacrificing quality

The New Year has arrived and many have one resolution in common: Saving money.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/cut-wine-budget-sacrificing-quality-article-1.2517666

What should be the California state wine?

The principal reasons why zinfandel should be California’s official state wine:

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http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article57751398.html#storylink=cpy

MALIBU INTRODUCES PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

The brand suggest serving the new expression in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/malibu-introduces-pineapple-upside-down-cake/?article-source=newsletter&source=617&date=2016-02-03

Rombauer introduces its first Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards marks an exciting milestone in its 35-year history with the first national release of its Sauvignon Blanc in February. It’s the first new varietal harvested by the family-owned winery in more than 20 years and the first white wine since the production of Chardonnay began in 1982

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=164200

TOP 10 BEST VALUE FOR MONEY TEQUILAS

The Spirits Business held its annual Tequila Masters, where an experienced panel of judges uncovered and recognized some of the category’s best expressions available on the global market.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-best-value-for-money-tequilas/?article-source=newsletter&source=618&date=2016-02-04

NFL legends tackle wine country for second careers

Football has long been more associated with beer and hot dogs than vintage vinos and fine dining, but that has changed at this year’s Super Bowl.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/02/03/super-bowl-50-napa-valley-wine-country-charles-woodson/79785884/

Here’s Why Every Glass Of Wine You Drink Is Radioactive — Yes, Really

How can you tell the difference between natural alcohol and alcohol made from petroleum?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/02/02/heres-why-every-glass-of-wine-you-drink-is-radioactive-yes-really/#7dfb43c21841

Our Friends At Quini Newsletter

Franklin Wine Club Mentioned

Our friends at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts and Lucile’s Quini WineUp group in Vancouver are the front runners for snapping up our VIP wine tour grand prize. They have been having great fun tasting wine using Quini, each with an ever growing member base. It is awesome to watch them help people discover their personal wine taste profile, and we are excited to see how much bigger their groups get in February.

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/C713DE1ABEE5961E/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

DON’T DRINK IF YOU’RE NOT ON BIRTH CONTROL, WOMEN TOLD

The Centers for Disease Control, a US government health body, has said that 3.3 million sexually active women who aren’t on birth control should completely refrain from drinking.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/dont-drink-if-youre-not-on-birth-control-women-told/

NESTLÉ LAUNCHES SAKE-INFUSED KIT KAT

Nestlé Japan has launched its latest marketing gimmick aimed at tourists – a sake-infused Kit Kat with an ABV of 0.8%.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/nestle-launches-sake-infused-kit-kat/

Wicked Weed Brewing Expands Distribution To Boston Area

Wicked Weed Brewing is poised to open distribution focused on the greater Boston area of Massachusetts this week.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/wicked-weed-brewing-expands-distribution-boston-area/

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

The celebrated director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. But even as he revels in his latest gem—the Palazzo Margherita, in his grandfather’s Italian birthplace—the filmmaker in him is still at work on a daringly innovative project.

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http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/02/francis-ford-coppola-italy-wine-and-the-secret-of-life

Prosecco DOC Launches dot-WINE & dot-VIN Domain Names

The Prosecco DOC Consortium announces the launch of two new domain names, Prosecco.WINE and Prosecco.VIN. As one of the first wine consortia to adopt the new .WINE & .VIN domain names, Prosecco DOC joins an elite group of companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Barclays that have employed not-com names in the past year.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13197940.htm

3 Styles of Chardonnay Wine and How to Find Them

If you’re just getting started with Chardonnay, here’s what you need to know to be Chardonnay smart.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/3-styles-of-chardonnay-wine-and-how-to-find-them/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Decoding French Wine Labels and Terms

Learn useful information about French wine (by looking at the label) to find out what the wine is made of and what quality level it is.

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http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-labels-and-terms/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Prosecco

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28038

Alcohol Consumption By Gender

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 300 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

Norwood MA

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

vinitas-bottle-and-logo-final-no-text

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-30-16

January 30, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-30-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

The Real Meaning Of Small Business

This week the #ShopFranklin community honored its heart and soul…Sarah Mabardy.

Sarah started the whole #ShopFranklin movement and our family thanks her.

We were happy to host her Bday party in our Wine Room.

 ShopFranklin

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Wine News

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

http://ballot.wickedlocalfavorites.com

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Guide To Chinese Wine Regions

Why sommeliers hate that wine app

AND MORE!

Why You Should Discover Italy’s Old Vine Wines

You’ve no doubt seen the term “old vines” on many wine labels (think Old Vine Zinfandel) but in Italy, the term takes on a whole meaning.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/01/21/why-you-should-discover-italys-old-vine-wines/

US fine wine sales to rise in 2016 as overall market shrinks – forecast

The US is heading for its first decline in wine consumption in more than 20 years in 2016, but those who do still buy wine will spend more per bottle, a new report from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has forecast.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/us-fine-wine-sales-to-rise-in-2016-as-overall-market-shrinks-forecast-289009/#6sGW7Wh9dWeYJEOX.99

Young Americans are turning into $15-a-bottle wine snobs

American drinkers are acquiring a palate for more expensive and complex wine.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/young-americans-are-turning-into-dollar15-a-bottle-wine-snobs/ar-BBozPCV

The Spectrum of Boldness in Red Wines

This chart interprets the range of styles available in dry red wine. Although it’s possible to find a wine that doesn’t line up exactly as depicted, the chart can help explain that certain wines will always be lighter-bodied than others.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-spectrum-of-boldness-in-red-wines-chart/

The Stories Behind 5 Iconic Liquor Logos

Liquor logos have more meaning than catching your eye on a well-stocked shelf.

https://talesofthecocktail.com/culture/liquor-logos-tell-story-brand

Spirits of the world: Mastiha from Greece

Mastika or Mastiha (‘mahs-Tee-ha’) is a liqueur from the Greek island of Chios that is flavored with a resin or sap from trees on the island

http://www.boozebusiness.com/spirits-of-the-world-mastiha-from-greece

10 Obscure Alcoholic Drinks That May Be Your Future Favorites

Let the following infographic be your guide in exploring some luscious but underestimated alcoholic beverages

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http://beveragelabels.net/less-known-alcoholic-beverages.php/

A Beer And Cheese Pairing Guide

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The perfect wine pairing for Cheetos — and other pairings you never thought you’d try but definitely should

14 wines specific wines to pair with 8 common snacks/meals

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-perfect-wine-pairing-for-cheetos-and-other-pairings-you-never-thought-youd-try-but-definitely-should-2016-1

#shopFranklin Photo Spotlight: La Cantina Winery

Great Story About Franklin MA Winery

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https://shopfranklin.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/shopfranklin-photo-spotlight-la-cantina/

The Three Secrets to Perfectly Pairing Wine and Cheese

If you love hosting dinner parties or wine-fueled gatherings, one way to enhance them is by learning the art of putting together a serious cheese plate, and pairing it with the right wines.

http://www.vogue.com/13390797/three-secrets-to-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

Why White Wine Is More Than All Right in Winter

Winter, when almost everyone thinks they should only drink red wine, is actually a wonderful time to sip on a white. Arguably a more versatile wine, it pairs well with more types of food

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-white-wine-is-more-than-all-right-in-winter-1453748358

Interest in Italian Wines Increases

People might still love Italian wines but outside a few classic areas, many regions are being left behind, according to figures from Wine-Searcher’s database.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/interest-in-italian-wines-increases-just

Understanding Cognac

The romance and history of Cognac is unparalleled.

http://tastingpanelmag.com/News/Web-Exclusives/2016/Understanding-Cognac.aspx#.Vqdls9ZZFBR

A guide to Chinese wine regions

Chinese wine region profile series on the upcoming new DecanterChina.com.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1277

The Wine Trend No One’s Talking About (Yet): An Insider’s View

Here are five, starting with the trend no one is talking about (yet).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/01/26/the-wine-trend-no-ones-talking-about-yet-an-insiders-view/#57575b01d9fe

New Svedka Flavor

Svedka is looking to build off the success of its recent innovation efforts with next month’s launch of a new flavor, Cucumber Lime. Cucumber Lime ($12.99 a 750-ml.) marks the 13th flavor for Svedka, which hit 4.2 million cases on 3% growth last year, according to Impact Databank. The new offering is intended to tap the recent popularity of cool, crisp cocktails such as the Moscow Mule and Gin and Tonic, as well as capitalize on flavor trends found within Asian and Mexican cuisine.

Bronco Wine CEO urges colleagues to make bargain bottles

Fred Franzia speaks to California industry’s largest gathering

Ceres-area winery changed market with Two Buck Chuck

Franzia also dings colleagues on a few issues

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http://www.modbee.com/news/article56759273.html#storylink=cpy

New Woodford Reserve

Brown-Forman has introduced a new Woodford Reserve special edition under the brand’s Distillery Series. The new offering, Frosty Four Wood, is a mature Woodford Reserve Bourbon aged in American oak and finished in Maple, Sherry and Port barrels. Woodford’s original Four Wood whiskey, a 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation, Brown-Forman said. Subsequent filtration from those stocks produced Frosty Four Wood (90.4 proof), a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints. Retailing at $50 a 375-ml., Frosty Four Wood is debuting only at the Woodford distillery and with Kentucky retailers.

Who Owns Your Favorite Liquor Brands?

So who makes what, and who owns whom?

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/1/26/10830410/liquor-brands-hierarchy-diageo-beam-suntory-pernod-ricard

Epic Brewing Expands Distribution to Massachusetts

Epic Brewing is pleased to announce its expansion into the Massachusetts market which marks the twentieth state nationally.

http://www.craftbeer.com/news/brewery-news/epic-brewing-expands-distribution-to-massachusetts

Italian wine: 9 things to know about labels, varietal basics

Here nine facts about Italian wine:

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http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2016/01/italian_wine_9_things_to_know.html

Why sommeliers hate that wine app you’re shoving at them

“I just find it really interesting that people would rather consult an app than talk,”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-food-0129-wine-sommeliers-20160127-column.html

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairings Guide

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See More Here:

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/girl-scout-cookies-and-wine–we-paired-them-and-the-results-are-amazing

Can music make wine taste better?

A study has shown that people can get 15% more pleasure out of their wines by simultaneously drinking and listening to the right kind of music.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/can-music-make-wine-taste-better-281761/#lPAoFjfgu7WQVxPR.99

The Best New Wines of Sardinia Are Co-operative Efforts

It is believed the Phoenicians brought wine grapes to the island and that the Spanish might have introduced the Vermentino grape, now planted all over the island.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mariani/the-best-new-wines-of-sardinia-are-co-operative-efforts_b_9068242.html

Nielsen’s top 2015 wine trends

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

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 300 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

imagesCADB97F4

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Red_wine_and_chocolate_pairing

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

imagesCABLEF7Q

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

imagesCA5M7SK2

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

imagesCAZ1LC59

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

vinitas-bottle-and-logo-final-no-text

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 7.39.12 PM

Search Wine Reviews On Quini

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-23-16

January 23, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-23-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club Quini WineUp

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Are You A Wine Explorer Yet?

The Franklin Wine Club Held Its 3rd Quini WineUp Event

Members Tasted Wines And Rated Them Using The Quini App.

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

Sign Up For Wine News

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

http://ballot.wickedlocalfavorites.com

GO PATS!!!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bowie Wine Is Hot!

How Oak Affects Wine

AND MORE!

Untappd Merges with Beer and Wine Recommendation App, Next Glass

Untappd, a popular mobile app that allows consumers to rate and review the beers they drink, today announced it has merged with Next Glass, a wine and beer recommendation platform.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/untappd-merges-with-beer-and-wine-recommendation-app-next-glass

Eighty-Three Years After Repeal Of Prohibition, U.S. States Still Shackle The Wine Trade

Until recently, it was easier to ship firearms to consumers across state lines than it was to ship wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/01/15/eighty-three-years-after-repeal-u-s-states-still-shackle-the-wine-trade/#2715e4857a0b4d9f118d1a71

Climate extremes threaten Australia’s wine industry

Just weeks out from the 2016 harvest, the contrasting events highlight the challenges from climate change, particularly extreme weather, faced by the world’s fourth-largest wine exporter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-wine-climatechange-idUSKCN0US2QU20160114

The App Review: Max McCalman’s Cheese & Wine Pairing App

Decades of wine and cheese trial and error have amounted to the one and only Max McCalman Cheese and Wine Pairing App

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http://www.supermarketguru.com/articles/the-app-review-max-mccalmans-cheese-and-wine-pairing-app.html

Grenache on the rise

Grenache is widely planted around the world. It is the second most widely planted grape in France, making up 60 percent of the acreage in the Rhone Valley and 70 percent of the acreage in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allison_levine/grenache-on-the-rise/article_b34695ba-8d84-5a00-bb00-1e63f28ddacf.html

FRENCH WINE SOCIETY REBRANDS

Global education provider, the French Wine Society has rebranded as the Wine Scholar Guild following the expansion of its education programme to include wines from Italy and Spain.

Watch For Exciting French Wine Education News From US Soon!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/french-wine-society-rebrands/

U.S. Wine Sales Total $38 billion

Retailers, restaurants and wineries all saw sales increases in 2015, swelling the size of the market for U.S. wine to more than $38 billion. Year-end data also confirmed the strength of trends toward higher price segments and thriving sparkling wine sales.

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=163380

Sierra Nevada’s ‘Beer Camp Across America’ Arrives in Boston June 18

Sierra Nevada’s second annual Beer Camp Across America will arrive at a yet-to-be-disclosed local location on June 18, promising an unprecedented regional beer collaboration involving Boston’s own Trillium Brewing Company.

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http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/01/11/boston-beer-festivals-sierra-nevada-beer-camp-june-18/?utm_content=buffer00172&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

World’s First Instant Wine Chiller

In under 60 seconds, it chills your wine to the perfect temperature so you can enjoy it the way it was meant to be.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/19/wine-accessory-crowdfunding-cryos-instant-wine-chiller/

Cider Sales See Big Decline in Growth in 2015

10.8% growth rate reflects a significant slowing in the growth of the cider sector from 2014 when growth in cider sales increased by 71%.

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http://ciderjournal.com/cider-sales-growth-decline-2015/

What’s the Big Deal About Campania?

Italy’s southwest offers some idiosyncratic and delicious wines

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/what-s-the-big-deal-about-campania

Is DOCG in the Future for these Five Hopeful Regions?

For five regions, Vallée d’Aoste, Liguria, Trentino-Alto Adige, Molise and Calabria, left at the shoreline without as much as a single DOCG, it begs for some DOCG soul-surfing.

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/01/is-docg-in-future-for-these-five.html#more

These 9 wine bottle designs won consumer approval over all the others tested by Nielsen.

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Understanding Maturation – Part 1: Know Your Casks

Know Your Casks

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http://www.drinkingcup.net/understanding-maturation-part-1-know-your-casks/

The quirkage of wine bottle corkage

Here are tips to make the experience go smoothly.

http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_29379854/quirkage-wine-bottle-corkage

How oak barrels affect wine

Sometimes coopers made barrels from chestnut, sometimes acacia, but they always preferred oak and still do to this day.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5055915-181/on-wine-how-oak-barrels

New Delicato

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) is boosting its presence at the super-premium tier with the launch of a new wine brand, Z. Alexander Brown, in collaboration with musician Zac Brown and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew. The Z. Alexander Brown portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Blend, which are debuting nationally, retailing at around $20 a bottle.

Christian Brother Apple

Heaven Hill Brands is introducing Christian Brothers Apple, a new flavored extension to the brandy label. Building off of the success of Christian Brothers Honey and Peach, Christian Brothers Apple is 35% abv and retails around $11 a 750-ml. Apple-flavored spirits accounted for $350 million in sales across the U.S. spirits market last year, according to Nielsen.

CHIANTI’S WILD BOAR PROBLEM ‘OUT OF CONTROL’

Members of the Chianti Classico Consorzio have recently complained again that the creatures’ numbers are “out of control” and a cull is needed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/chiantis-wild-boar-problem-out-of-control/

Aiming High for Piedmont Wine

Alto Piemonte is a territory where Nebbiolo serves as the base for several different wines

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/11/aiming-high-for-piedmont-wine

Barossa Valley’s 2016 wines could be best in a decade

With grape picking about to get into full swing, experts say excellent conditions in South Australia are likely to produce high-quality wines provided weather conditions continue to remain favourable throughout the harvest, which stretches until April in some areas.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/barossa-valleys-2016-wines-could-be-best-in-a-decade-20160118-gm8qu9

IF YOU’RE BUYING LARGE FORMAT CRAFT BEER, YOU’RE GETTING SCREWED

How did these large format bottles become such a rip-off?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/if-youre-buying-large-format-craft-beer-youre-getting-screwed/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d66cbfd08-Jan_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d66cbfd08-38937345

SPARKLING WINE SWEETNESS SCALE

Cheat sheet below, featuring the info you need to buy bubbly with confidence.

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Moosehead, Canada’s Oldest Independent Brewery, to Launch Moosehead Radler for the first time in the U.S.

New style into the U.S. market this spring- Moosehead Radler.  Moosehead Radler was first introduced in Saint John, New Brunswick in 2014, and successfully expanded to other Canadian markets before coming to the US.

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/moosehead-canadas-oldest-independent-brewery-to-launch-moosehead-radler-for-the-first-time-in-the-us-300205780.html

The Top Wine Trend Predictions Of 2016, From Expert Sommeliers

Wine lovers can look forward to the expansion and emergence of several interesting trends this year—but what exactly are they?

http://chicagoist.com/2016/01/19/sommeliers_predict_2016_wine_trends.php

Bowie Wine Becomes Collector Target

Bowie-mania hits the wine world as an almost-forgotten label makes a comeback.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/bowie-wine-becomes-collector-target

Nebbiolo: The Grape of Barolo and So Much More

Nebbiolo (“Nebby-oh-low”) is a full-bodied red wine more famously known by the two production regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont, Italy.

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http://winefolly.com/review/guide-to-nebbiolo-wine/

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Wine

Good advice for men as well!

http://www.vogue.com/13389570/ten-things-every-woman-should-know-about-wine/

9 hacks to help you drink better wine by drinking it better

Aiming for a new and improved you in 2016? That’s tough. Improving your wine experience? That’s not hard at all.

Because if you want to drink better wine, the first step is drinking wine better.

http://tucson.com/ap/lifestyles/hacks-to-help-you-drink-better-wine-by-drinking-it/article_e15ce612-28a5-50e6-ba72-a9d229eddf48.html

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

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Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

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French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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N/V Prima Perla Prosecco

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2015 Mulderbosch Rosé

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2013 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon

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2014 MDZ Malbec

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2012 Tranzind Red Blend

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2015 Acquese Dolceoro Moscato d Asti

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

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Franklin Liquors Now Has A Daily Newspap

January 21, 2016

Franklin Liquors Now Has A Daily Newspaper! The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) http://ow.ly/XmP4M #Wine #Shopfranklin #Wineeducation

Franklin Liquors Wine Education/Tastings

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Wine Education/Tastings

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363 East Central St

Franklin, MA 02038

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Franklin Liquors Has A Wine Tasting/Education Room That Seats 6-40.

We Would Love To Host Your Next Wine Event.

Contact Us:

508-528-7338

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franklinliquors@verizon.net

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club 

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 300 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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February 25th 7pm

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting

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It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

 

Thursday March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

Castle Island

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http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

 

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Franklin Adult Education

2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

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Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

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Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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Our Friends That Offer Wine Tasting/Education

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Mark C Lenzi

Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Awards Updated

www.franklinliquors.com

Like Us On Facebook

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Search Wine Reviews On Quini

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-16-16

January 16, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

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Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Private Tasting Events

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Last Week We Listed Our Wine Tasting/Education Events.

This Week We Want To Talk About The Private/Home Events We Offer.

Our Wine Room Seats 6-40 For Private Events Or We Can Come To Your Home.

We Would Love To Do A Wine Event For You.

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Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Goose Island Offering Refunds

Italian Wine From New Zealand?

Wine And Salad Pairing

AND MORE!

Acquisition of liquor licenses is a cash-flow business

When 85-year-old shop owner John Grande decided it was time to retire, one of his store’s biggest assets was its full liquor license.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20160110/NEWS/160119969

Cool Wines to Try in 2016

While you are in the midst of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions here’s a fun one you can file under Personal Growth: Drink Wines You’ve Never Tried Before.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/01/07/cool-wines-to-try-in-2016/

Northern Rhône Wine Region: The Land of French Syrah

Whether or not French Syrah is the best is entirely up to you, but one thing is for certain: The Northern Rhône produces Syrah very unlike other regions in terms of style and it makes it a fascinating region to try to understand

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http://winefolly.com/review/northern-rhone-wine-french-syrah/

Goose Island offers refunds: Off flavors in some Bourbon County beer

After complaints to the brewery and across Internet message boards and social media, Goose Island offered the refunds

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-bourbon-county-beers-off-flavors-20160108-story.html

Cheap cans of beer, ranked

Each beer was given a score based on three equally weighted factors:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2016/01/08/cheap-cans-of-beer-ranked/

Instead of a protein shake, how about a beer?

Mighty Squirrel beer adds whey protein to give each serving 4 to 5 grams of protein

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-beer-has-4-times-more-protein-than-the-average-brew-2016-01-08

Health Benefits of Red Wine vs. Grape Juice

We keep hearing about the benefits of drinking red wine. Why not grape juice instead? It has the same benefits, plus no alcohol.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/ask-well-health-benefits-of-red-wine-vs-grape-juice/?_r=0

THESE ARE THE 11 OLDEST OPERATING BREWERIES IN THE US

List of the 11 oldest breweries still operating in the country. Super-old beer makers, we salute you.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-oldest-breweries-in-america

Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies (2016 Update)

It’s our favorite time of year once again—Girl Scout Cookies are here!

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https://beerandbrewing.com/VKm9gisAAF-R_rap/article/beer-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies-2016-update

COFFEE-INFUSED WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN US

Fliquor Bean is distilled in California using organic coffee and American whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/coffee-infused-whiskey-launches-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=600&date=2016-01-11

Suspected Groton wine bandit bagged in Rhode Island

A suspect thief who specialized in high-end wine theft was nabbed in Rhode Island and is being held as a fugitive for Connecticut.

http://fox61.com/2016/01/08/groton-wine-bandit-bagged-in-rhode-island/

Saga to Appeal 10-Day Liquor License Suspension In MA

A Patriot Place restaurant hit with a 10-day liquor license suspension by the selectmen has appealed the ruling.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/saga-appeal-10-day-liquor-license-suspension-0

Liquor Superstore Approved for Hyannis MA Despite Opposition from Competition

A plan to transfer a retail liquor store license from Cotuit to Hyannis was approved Monday by the Barnstable Licensing Authority, despite strong opposition from several competing businesses.

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/liquor-superstore-approved-for-hyannis-despite-opposition-from-competition/

The Best Way to Preserve Half-Drunk Bottles of Wine

A growing number of wine-preservation systems, from $10 plastic pumps to $300 devices, promise to give oenophiles days or weeks to drink a bottle. But do any of them work?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-way-to-preserve-half-drunk-bottles-of-wine-1452540794

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

The winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) were announced on Friday, after receiving a record 7,162 entries this year

http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/2016-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-6749722.php

How To Make Boxed Wine Taste Good, 12 Different Ways

Now go out and grab the first box of wine you see at the local liquor store, because you have everything you need to make it taste great.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/134217-how-to-make-boxed-wine-taste-good-12-different-ways

New Deep Eddy Flavor

Heaven Hill Brands’ Deep Eddy Vodka is extending its flavored lineup with the launch of Deep Eddy Peach. Made with real peaches, the new entry is slated to roll out nationwide this February, priced at around $19.99 a 750-ml. Deep Eddy Peach marks the sixth expression in the brand’s portfolio, joining existing Straight Vodka, Lemon, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry and Sweet Tea. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Deep Eddy currently sells more than 700,000 cases annually in the U.S.

Wines at Chilly Extremes

Cool-Climate Wine

Grab a glass of your favorite cooler- region wine, don a sweater, and take a virtual trip with us to the wine world’s chilly extremities.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/cool-climate-wine/

Are you drinking too much? That depends upon which country you live in

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Wine Buyers Guide

Many Tips

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TOP 10 NEW IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES

There are now 32 new or proposed distilleries across Ireland – we take a look at those set to shake up one the most exciting areas of the spirits industry, Irish whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/top-10-new-irish-whiskey-distilleries/?article-source=newsletter&source=602&date=2016-01-13

RED WINE PREVENTS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

A 40-year study made by teams at Harvard and the University of East Anglia has found that middle aged men who drank and ate foodstuffs such as red wine, berries and citrus fruits that are rich in ‘flavonoids’ were 10% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/red-wine-prevents-erectile-dysfunction/

Guinness, Samuel Adams spearhead­ nitro beer movement

Nitro beers are having a moment right now.

http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/food_beverage/2016/01/guinness_samuel_adams_spearhead_nitro_beer_movement

6 expert tips on how to order wine like a pro at a restaurant

Joe Bastianich, restaurateur and host of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, shares some advice on how to order wine at a restaurant.

http://www.today.com/food/6-expert-tips-how-order-wine-pro-restaurant-t66726

Reversing Course: Going From Online Wine Advice To Conventional Wine Retailing

The retailing trend is to go online, but the Internet-based Second Glass plans to go in the other direction and open a wine retail shop, something you can’t just do.

The mayor has opposed the Boston location.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/01/13/reversing-course-going-from-online-wine-advice-to-conventional-wine-retailing/#2715e4857a0b60ecb935cc18

The Best Italian Wine Comes From… New Zealand?

You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Turns out, some of the finest Italian wine is made in Middle-earth.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-13/the-best-italian-wine-comes-from-new-zealand

The Hanes Wine Review

January 2016 Edition

http://www.haneswinereview.com

Bronco Wine Company Earns Zero Waste Gold Facility Certification From the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

One of the largest wineries and the largest vineyard owner in the United States, unveiled today that it has received the prestigious Zero Waste Gold Facility certification

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http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/01/13/bronco-wine-company-zero-waste-certification

Why you should buy Spanish wines now

There are an amazing number of excellent value Spanish wines available at local wine shops

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http://goodcheapvino.com/why-you-should-buy-spanish-wines-now/

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PAPPY VAN WINKLE?

Like the thousands upon thousands of people on Pappy waiting lists, we realize we have no chance of getting the storied bourbon.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/whats-the-deal-with-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3c68c7a40e-Jan_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3c68c7a40e-38937345

Champagne and their disgorgement dates explained

Disgorgement dates indicate the date the champagne was cleared of its lees.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1269

Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

Do you hear people talk about “good vintages” and wonder what it means?

http://www.greenvale.com/blog/2015/10/vintage-variation-mean-wine/

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad

Here are six tips for pairing wine with salad,

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/15/6-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-salad/

How Super Tuscans rescued Italy’s Chianti wine region

Super Tuscans came into being during the 1970s, when rebellious winemakers in Chianti, in Tuscany, began to experiment with different types of grape.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1900568/how-super-tuscans-rescued-italys-chianti-wine

 

8 things you need to know about hard root beer

Known to some as the most popular craft beer in 2015, hard root beer has gained traction in the market and grabbed the attention of many.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2016/01/14/things-need-know-hard-root-beer/78804750/

All his ‘Bottle Shock’ co-stars savored, will miss Alan Rickman

Sad news of the passing of Alan Rickman no doubt has legions of Sonoma County actors and vintners recalling fondly the actor’s sojourn here while filming 2008’s “Bottle Shock.”

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/5073632-181/smith-all-his-bottle-shock?gallery=5073202&artslide=0

New Ballast Point

Southern California-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion, is readying two new brews. The first, Mango Even Keel (launching in 12-ounce cans), is a 3.8% abv “easy-drinking” beer that’s a fruit-infused take on Ballast Point’s core Even Keel session IPA. The second, Ginger Big Eye (debuting in 22-ounce bottles), is a 7% abv, ginger-spiked version of year-round entry Big Eye IPA. Both will be hitting shelves in the coming weeks

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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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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