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By: Mark C Lenzi
CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*
This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club
Don’t Forget Dad!!
We Have Gifts Dads Will Love!
We’re playing the Game, are you?
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to play the game, earn discounts & points for the grand prize valued at over $1100 in gift cards to the participating stores!
June 12th- June 30th
Many local businesses including us!
Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.
This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.
We will have a special in store raffle prize!
French Wine Scholar FWS
The Results Are In!
Mark Is Now A French Wine Scholar FWS
By The French Wine Society
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Root Beer Float
All About Rosé
Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health?
When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health
Enjoy Your Root Beer Float the Adult Way
Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult Summer adult beverage
What Really is Rose Wine? –The Pink Stuff
Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time.
Sam Adams Longshot
Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has launched the 2015 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. Featuring the winning entries from the brewer’s annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest, this year’s pack includes two bottles each of Greg Rasmussen’s Raspy’s Robust Porter, Matthew Knott’s Smokehouse Rauchbier and John Marra’s Dark Night in Brooklyn Dunkelweiss. The 2015 Samuel Adams LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide through July, priced at around $8.99-$10.99 each. The LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to showcase the work of talented homebrewers from around country.
What do you need to know about Argentina to understand its wines
In this article we review seven things you need to know about Argentina, its wines and its food
Decoding a wine label decoding infographic
To further decode the decoding on this infographic here they are item by item:
It’s illegal to donate beer to charity in Mass. and that’s weird
It’s illegal to donate beer or spirits — but not wine, strangely — to a charitable organization, either for sale at auction, or for serving at fundraising events
Some Liquor Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots Denied Recovery Aid
They’ve been told to relocate or sell healthier items
ALL YOUR AIRLINE LIQUOR LAW QUESTIONS, ANSWERED
Liquor laws on the ground are complex enough, but in the air, well, they’re no more straightforward.
Has The Time Come For Portuguese Wines?
Although it is a country mostly known for its fortified port wines the majority of the wines made in this southern European country is table wines.
Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability
Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test results from this particular breathalyzer model.
5 wine apps you need to know
Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect pairing for you meal, keeping track of your growing cellar, learning about different grape varieties or comparing tasting notes with other oenophiles, there’s an app for that.
Put a glass cork in it? It’s us vs. them in the wine world.
Are glass corks here to stay?
Hangover-beating cheat sheet: 11 meals and 6 tips to cure your next hangover
This infographic will give you a bunch of suggestions from across the world for dealing with it, but also for preventing the next one.
New Alcohol Consumption Report Reveals Americans’ Summer Drinking Habits
BACtrack® Report Shows Average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Peaks Week Leading Up to 4th of July
How to have a cool, happening palate
Scared of being labelled as an old-timer has-been with yesterday’s palate? Want to stay relevant in the modern world of wine? Want to be able to hang with the cool kids?
Puglia Wine is Italy’s Secret to Value
Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.
Georgian wine might blow your mind: Wine Notes
The independent republic of Georgia is in the Caucasus region, bordering Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and the eastern shore of the Black Sea.
Wine from unexpected places? Raise a glass to Syria
A lone Syrian winery behind “the world’s most harrowing wine to produce” is seeking to break into new markets at the world’s leading wine show, Vinexpo, this week.
GRAN SELEZIONE IS THE NEW KING OF CHIANTI – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
As of 2014 we now have Chianti Gran Selezione to add to the mix.
WE HAVE IN STOCK!
California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide
oRobles is the fastest growing wine region in the US, with over 200 wineries, yet its tasting rooms are far less busy – and its hotels and restaurants more affordable – than more famous Napa and Sonoma
How to decipher a wine label
Wine labels also contain a substantial amount of legal content that is regulated by the federal government, under the auspices of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
2014 Was Another Great Year For American Craft Beer
An Introduction to Rosé
If you’re looking for a quality dry rosé to sip this summer, a few wine regions specialize in the stuff, and variations in color, flavor, and style are available to suit just about every palate preference.
New Ste Michelle
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting Motto, a collection of fruit-forward California wines in three varietals. Motto’s 2013 Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon, Unabashed Zinfandel and Gung Ho Red Blend were created by the Ste. Michelle winemaking team using the same approach as that employed for its Washington wines but with California grapes. The Motto wines are available nationally this month at a suggested retail price of $15.
EIGHT FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SCOTCH
The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new Scotch at a Glance 2014 report reveals a number of factoids that even the most well-read dram lover might find surprising.
Champagne Bureau, USA Launches Interactive Map of Champagne Region
Learn more about the region behind all Champagne wines
Roaring Brook Brewing teams with Massachusetts distributor
The Gold Rush HPA is on it’s way to the Boston Area. Roaring Brook Brewing & Horizon Beverage of Norton Ma entered into a distribution agreement.
Terlato Creates New Wine Brand With Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus
Terlato Wines has created a line of two new wines in partnership with Jack Nicklaus that will benefit the golf legend’s charity foundation. 10% of each bottle sold of the new Jack’s House Wine will go towards Jack’s House Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by Nicklaus’s own philanthropic spirit. Jack’s House Wines include a 2014 Chardonnay and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, both from California. Each has a suggested retail price of $15.99. Terlato previously partnered with Nicklaus on the Jack Nicklaus Reserve Wines range
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