Liquor Industry News/Links 05-28-16

May 28, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-28-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors Hosted This Week

Franklin Wine Club Evolution Of Red Blends Event

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Read All About It

Our Memorial Day Sale Newsletter!

Reminder NO Alcohol Sales Allowed In MA

Monday The 30th!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Orange Wines

Red Grapes Of Italian Wines

Whale Vomit Beer

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Low Histamines interview with Dr. Eugenio Franzero nutritionist and food intolerance expert (English and Italian version)

Will try to clarify the Histamines, what they are, their effects linked to food intolerance and to our research Low Histamines, wines thanks at their particularities and uniqueness,

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http://lowhistamines.blogspot.it/2016/05/low-histamines-interview-with-dr.html#sthash.kYONzZya.dpuf

Croatia is the Largest Biggest Wine Drinking Nation Per Capita

Take away the tiny countries of Andorra and The Vatican, and Croatia is the number one wine drinking country in the world, according to a table from The Wine Institute doing the social media rounds on May 17, 2016.

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https://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/11950-croatia-is-the-largest-biggest-wine-drinking-nation-per-capita

Watch German barman break record carrying 24 beer steins – Guinness World Records Italian Show

Oliver Struempfel from Germany successfully broke the record for the Most beer steins carried over 40 m (male) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Milan with a staggering 24 pints – bettering his previous record by three steins.

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https://youtu.be/GumKshYu0Mo

 

Craft Beer Preferences

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How to Shop for Craft Beer

The next time you’re shopping for beer, try these expert tips for filling your cart.

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https://beerandbrewing.com/VzYyNigAABgTJNal/article/how-to-shop-for-craft-beer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b4b0ff06b9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+20%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b4b0ff06b9-36686829

 

THE WINE YOU SHOULD DRINK BASED ON YOUR FAVORITE BRAND OF YOGA PANTS

The wine you should be drinking after your yoga class based on the yoga pants brand you happen to be wearing.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-wine-you-should-drink-based-on-your-favorite-brand-of-yoga-pants/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=547fc3aa94-May_22_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-547fc3aa94-38937345

WEARABLE ALCOHOL MONITOR

A San Francisco-based tech company has won a $200,000 prize for its wearable alcohol monitor capable of detecting a person’s blood alcohol levels and alerting a user when they should stop drinking.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/wearable-alcohol-monitor-wins-us-200k-prize/

The orange wines of Friuli

As of the 1990s, the so-called “Friuli style” of white wine production was adopted by other Italian white wine regions hoping to challenge Friuli’s success.

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https://www.winescholarguild.org/italy/blog/orange-wines-friuli.html

What Coffee You Should Order Based on What Kind of Wine You Like

Picking a wine is hard, but switching up your coffee choice = even harder. Luckily you can now kill two birds with one stone, because new research suggests that your wine preference often determines the kind of coffee you will enjoy most.

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http://www.marieclaire.com/food-cocktails/a20489/coffee-order-based-on-what-kind-of-wine-you-like/

 

TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank

The new grape varieties, Mustang and Riverbank, can be used on American wine labels

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/05/23/ttb-administratively-approves-grape-varieties-mustang-riverbank/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=59cbd52ec4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-59cbd52ec4-121923797

The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Areas

What are American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)? Are they appellations?

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/05/23/legal-truth-american-viticultural-areas/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=59cbd52ec4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-59cbd52ec4-121923797

 

DFV Ups Monterey Presence With Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard Buy

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) has acquired River Road Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands from the McFarland family. The purchase, which was made for an undisclosed sum, includes 243 acres planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. DFV said it will begin incorporating fruit from River Road in future luxury programs, and also pursue replanting, with focus on Pinot Noir.

River Road was originally planted in 1972 by the late Jerry McFarland, whose family will continue to source fruit from River Road for the McFarland brand. For DFV, the acquisition complements the company’s existing Monterey vineyard holdings, which include the San Bernabe Vineyard in the sub-appellation of the same name.

The Grapes Behind Italian Red Wines

If variety is what you crave in your red wines, then Italy is the place for you.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/the-grapes-behind-italian-red-wines/

 

BOTTOM SNIFFER’ BEER FOR DOGS LAUNCHED

A beer for dogs called “Bottom Sniffer” has been launched in the UK, giving owners the chance to partake in a pint with their pooch.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/bottom-sniffer-beer-for-dogs-launched/

 

NH Trial begins in liquor bid battle

A trial over accusations of bid-rigging in the biggest contract in state history — a $200 million deal with the N.H. Liquor Commission for warehousing services — got under way in superior court

http://www.unionleader.com/Trial-begins-in-liquor-bid-battle-20160524

 

U.S. wine changed forever 40 years ago, but not just at a blind tasting in Paris

Yet there was another event in 1976 that had a similarly profound effect on the industry and on American wine, even on the wider foodie culture staring out at us from magazines, newspapers, TV shows and restaurant menus. On June 4 of that year, the New York Legislature passed the state’s Farm Winery Act. Gov. Hugh Carey signed it the same day.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/05/23/u-s-wine-changed-forever-40-years-ago-but-not-just-at-a-blind-tasting-in-paris/

 

Finally, a gadget for beer lovers who can’t pour beer

Japanese company Takara-Tomy’s “Beer Hour Stadium Foamy Head Dispenser” aims to pour beer with a perfect head of foam.

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http://www.cnet.com/news/finally-a-gadget-for-the-beer-lovers-who-cant-pour-beer/

 

Becoming Bogle: How a 2-million-case Winery Keeps that Family Feeling

What may be less known is the company’s commitment to sustainability. All 1,600 of the company vineyards are certified sustainable under the stringent “Lodi Rules” regulations and, in an unusual extra step, the company pays a bonus to growers they source from who meet the same standard.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/05/becoming-bogle-how-a-2-million-case-winery-keeps-that-family-feeling/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=84608da19f-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-84608da19f-299904425

 

This is how your living room is killing the neighborhood bar

Bars Vs Liquor Stores

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White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

 

There are several white wines that go above and beyond the typical fruity-fresh white style and deliver a savory complexity that is worthy of even the most ardent red wine fan.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/white-wines-for-red-wine-drinkers/

 

Wine-store signs often deceptive, group says

This means nearly 90 percent of stores had signage promoting wine ratings for bottles containing vintages not actually for sale. In some cases, the vintage had not yet been rated so an older rating had been displayed.

http://www.theday.com/business/20160523/wine-store-signs-often-deceptive-group-says

 

Whale vomit beer could be the next big thing

Moby Dick Ambergris Ale from Robe Town Brewery is brewed with a “pungent, musky substance” called ambergris, which also known as “whale vomit,” reports Australia’s ABC.net.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/05/24/whale-vomit-beer-could-be-next-big-thing/

 

California Regulation Requires Warning Labels for BPA

Retailers and tasting rooms are required to post 5” X 5” signs at the point of sale. OEHHA emergency regulations also require that a BPA warning be posted prior to a California consumer purchase of wine via the Internet. The warning should be visible to consumers at the check-out point on winery websites.

http://wineamerica.org/news/california-regulation-requires-warning-labels-for-bpa

What would New Zealand wineries turn to if consumers stopped drinking sauvignon blanc?

It’s the country’s leading variety, accounting for 85% of exports and 21,000ha of New Zealand’s 36,200ha of producing vineyards, and expected to reach 21,900ha by 2018.

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http://www.listener.co.nz/lifestyle/wine/sauvignon-blanc-wine-exports/

 

What to know about restaurant wine lists

For most people, ordering wine in a restaurant is a tricky game, rife with pitfalls that are not always accidental.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5641472-181/berger-what-to-know-about

 

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART

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Total Wine To Deliver In MA

Total Wine & More and delivery provider Instacart have extended their alliance to the Boston market. The two companies first partnered in Miami Beach last fall, and also linked in the Texas market this spring. Total Wine’s delivery area in the Boston area will initially include parts of Cambridge, Charlestown, Somerville and downtown Boston.

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Upcoming Events

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Join Our 370 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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June 1st

7pm

Barboursville Vineyards Seminar

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An in-depth tasting of the historic Barboursville wines of Charlottesville,

Virginia presented by Elizabeth George of Broadbent Selections. Discover the

winery that celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of making premium wine in

Virginia and learn how an Italian winemaking family created this renowned

estate.

http://www.broadbent.com

http://www.facebook.com/broadbentselections

https://www.bbvwine.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/231194546/

Yoga And Wine

June 8th 7Pm

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Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.

This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.

No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.

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Class Limit 18

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230946115/

June 11th

3pm

Vandervalk Farm & Winery Tour/Tasting

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Vandervalk Farm and Winery in Mendon.

Enjoy an afternoon Winery Tour and Tasting at this beautiful farm winery.  Come and learn more about how this local, family-run farm grows their own berries and uses them to make delicious fruit wines.  See where the fruit is grown, tour the winemaking facility and sample their popular wines.

FREE Rain Or Shine Event

http://www.vandervalkfarm.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/231120875/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Medway Community Education

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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

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Franklin Wine Club Evolution Of Red Blends Tasting

May 28, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Evolution Of Red Blends Wine Event

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Thursday May 26th 2016

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The Wines And  Quini Reviews:

Starter Wine

2014 Bota Box Nighthawk Red

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Quini Review

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Wine #1

2013 Gnarly Head Authentic Red

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2013 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

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2013 Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black

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Wine #4

2013 Noble Vines “The One”

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Wine #5

2014 Z Alexander Brown Red

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Wine #6

2012 Diora Three Crowns Red

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Quini Somm Results

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Event Photos

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-21-16

May 21, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-21-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors Hosted This Week

Franklin Wine Club Undurraga Wine Tasting

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Read All About It

http://ow.ly/smwX300kqmj

Coming Next Week!

Watch For Our Memorial Day Sale Newsletter!

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Take Care

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Mike & Mark

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Drinking And Brushing Teeth

Hidden Cost Of Supermarket Liquor Sales

Wine certifications and what they mean.

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

How to match beer with food

Matching food with beer can lift a dish and showcase the complex nature of a really great brew. Read our four-part guide to pairing different beer styles.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-match-beer-food

 

America Without Tiers: Changing Wine Distribution

Despite a great diversity in the US wine market, dozens of wine producers – of all sizes – have continued to complain about what they perceive to be limited market access, which they blame on the distribution tier.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/05/america-without-tiers-changing-wine-distribution

Liquor license caps called a “vestige of Puritan New England”

In general, state statute limits the number of liquor and wine and beer licenses for each city and town based on its population. The Legislature routinely makes exceptions to that law, granting additional licenses to municipalities on an individual basis through a local petition.

“It appears that with growing frequency the exceptions are overtaking the rule,” Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester told his colleagues on the floor. He said, “It seems that there is rarely a week that passes that we do not either in formal or informal session grant a municipality an additional liquor license, and usually Mr. President it is more than one.”

http://www.salemnews.com/news/liquor-license-caps-called-a-vestige-of-puritan-new-england/article_29dad0c4-1924-11e6-8471-1bc7a06fa708.html

 

 

Our robot overlords: Whole Foods store replaces wine specialists with iPads

The store aims to target millennials by delivering foods in the Whole Foods ethos but with out the Whole Foods price tag

http://www.drvino.com/2016/05/12/robot-overlords-whole-foods-wine-ipads/

The woman behind the Judgment of Paris

Thanks to Joanne DePuy’s introductions to Chateau Montelena and to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, these two wines were included in the Paris tasting.

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http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/the-woman-behind-the-judgment-of-paris/article_7cb1719a-94fe-5272-a51e-ddbe4327c056.html

 

Millennials to restaurants: give us more tech

An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers.

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http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech

 

Common Council denies Wal-Mart liquor license

The majority of the Council cited proximity to other retail sellers of alcohol, a lack of support in the community, concern over the safety of selling liquor in a large store, and because the store is not a new business coming into town.

GREAT TO SEE MORE EXAMPLES IN US OF SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/article_9fbb1680-b88b-531f-a0dc-134a3c2d02e5.html

 

These four Massachusetts breweries won big at the World Beer Cup

Plus five other New England beers got awards.

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https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2016/05/12/four-massachusetts-breweries-won-big-world-beer-cup

 

The 1 Surprising Way Wine Drinkers Could Be Damaging Their Teeth

There’s one thing you should never do right after finishing your glass if you care about keeping your mouth in good shape: brush your teeth.

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http://www.popsugar.com/food/Why-You-Shouldnt-Brush-Your-Teeth-After-Drinking-Wine-41306172

 

The Science Behind Great Wine

What makes a great wine… great?

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-science-behind-great-wine/

 

Leading Tequila Brands

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Hidden Costs Of Supermarket Sales?

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WINERY PRODUCES SYNTHETIC ITALIAN SPARKLER

A San Francisco-based start-up has developed a method of making ‘wine’ without grapes that it claims is able to mimic the aroma and flavour profile of fine vintages.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/winery-produces-synthetic-italian-sparkler/

 

Work underway in Nashua on what will be region’s largest liquor store in NH

Renovations have begun in south Nashua to construct the largest liquor store in New England — right at New Hampshire’s border with Massachusetts.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160517/NEWS02/160519375&source=RSS

 

5 Really Weird, Useful Things You Can Do With Wine—Like Scrub Your Produce

Here are five ways you can put those leftovers to use

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https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/05/16/5-really-weird-things-you-can-do-with-wine-life-hacks/

 

New beer made by monks arrives in the U.S.

At the Monastero di San Benedetto in central Italy, the monks understand the potential of the U.S. beer market — because these monks are American

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http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-monk-beer-20160513-snap-story.html

 

The Beer Lover’s Infographic

Check out the infographic below for everything you ever wanted to know about beers, including the two main typesbrewing terms, popular styles and the best foods to enjoy them with.

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http://blog.reserve.com/beer-infographic/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=854bac03ef-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+18%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-854bac03ef-36686829

 

Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have created a furfural-sensing polymer disk and app that can tell you when a beer has too much of a “stale” flavor.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/19/chemists-create-an-app-that-can-tell-if-your-beer-is-skunked/

 

Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island’s beloved wine biscuits

The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation that would create a special wine biscuit license allowing bakers to buy up to 2,000 gallons of wine a year from wholesalers.

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http://journaltimes.com/business/bakers-seek-new-law-for-rhode-island-s-beloved-wine/article_d29c3b4f-935d-5b3b-a096-d298adf206cc.html

Better Than Organic: Sustainability and Wine

There are a myriad (read: hot mess) of certifications in wine. In an attempt to make sense of sustainability in wine, here is a guide to some of the most commonly used wine certifications and what they mean.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/beyond-organic-certified-sustainable-wine/

 

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May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

June 1st

7pm

Barboursville Vineyards Seminar

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An in-depth tasting of the historic Barboursville wines of Charlottesville,

Virginia presented by Elizabeth George of Broadbent Selections. Discover the

winery that celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of making premium wine in

Virginia and learn how an Italian winemaking family created this renowned

estate.

http://www.broadbent.com

http://www.facebook.com/broadbentselections

https://www.bbvwine.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/231194546/

Yoga And Wine

June 8th 7Pm

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Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.

This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.

No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.

7 Chakras And 7 Wines

Class Limit 18

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230946115/

June 11th

3pm

Vandervalk Farm & Winery Tour/Tasting

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Vandervalk Farm and Winery in Mendon.

Enjoy an afternoon Winery Tour and Tasting at this beautiful farm winery.  Come and learn more about how this local, family-run farm grows their own berries and uses them to make delicious fruit wines.  See where the fruit is grown, tour the winemaking facility and sample their popular wines.

FREE Rain Or Shine Event

http://www.vandervalkfarm.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/231120875/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

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Food And Wine Events

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The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

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French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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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

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Franklin Wine Club Undurraga Wine Tasting

May 18, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Undurraga Wine Event

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Tuesday May 17th 2016

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The Wines And  Quini Reviews:

Wine #1 N/V Brut

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Wine #2

2013 U Label Sauvignon Blanc

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Wine #3

2014 U Label Pinot Noir

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Wine #4

2013 T.H. Pinot Noir

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Wine #5

2014 U Label Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine #6

2013 T.H. Cabernet Sauvignon

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Franklin Liquors Hosted This Week

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Understanding Aglianico

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BEER IS SPOILED

The Grapes Behind Italian White Wines

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Dave Matthews Band Fans Now Have Their Very Own Beer

Created by a craft brewer in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia called Starr Hill Brewery, it’s called Warehouse Pils (Warehouse being the name of the band’s official fan club).

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http://www.eater.com/2016/5/6/11606984/dave-matthews-band-beer-warehouse-pils

 

PRAY AWAY YOUR BOOZE CRAVINGS, SAYS STUDY

The desire for a drink can be staved off through the power of prayer, according to a new study.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/pray-away-your-booze-cravings-says-study/

 

A Guide to the Pioneering Wines of Provence

Provence has so much more to offer than generic pink wines. Here, the places and producers who are pushing beyond the craze to make worthy reds, whites—and yes, rosés.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-to-the-best-provence-wines-and-producers/

 

New Harpoon

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery has unveiled Harpoon Sweet Spot, its latest year-round offering. Billed as a golden ale-style brew, Sweet Spot is made with German noble hops and is currently rolling out in 12-ounce bottles and cans, as well as on draft. The 4.8%-abv entry joins Harpoon’s IPA, Take 5, Camp Wannamango and Leviathan IPA in the brewer’s core year-round portfolio.

FERRAGAMO SUES NFL STAR OVER WINERY NAME

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is suing former NFL star Vince Ferragamo over the use of the Ferragamo name for his wine brand.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/ferragamo-sues-former-nfl-star-over-winery-name/

MASI RELEASES SPARKLING FROM DRIED GRAPES

Amarone specialist Masi has released what is believed to be the world’s first sparkling wine made from dried grapes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/masi-releases-sparkling-from-dried-grapes/

 

How Wine Sulfites Became the ‘Bad Guy’

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. suffers from sulfite sensitivity—so why does “Contains Sulfites” trigger so much fear?

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/5/6/11607794/wine-sulfites-good-bad

 

Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red

Aglianico “alli-yawn-nico” is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata.

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-aglianico-wine-italys-next-red/

 

New Ballast Point

Ballast Point, the California craft brewer acquired by Constellation recently for $1 billion, is rolling out its Watermelon Dorado Double IPA in 12-ounce cans across the country. The 10%-abv, year-round Watermelon Dorado was previously available in bottles and on draft. Ballast Point’s other year-round fruit-infused beers include Pineapple and Grapefruit Sculpin IPAs and Mango Even Keel Session IPA.

WHY THE RHOMBUS IS VITAL TO PROSECCO’S HISTORY

The rhombus-shaped Bellussera vine training system is an integral part of the history of Prosecco – a history consumers should be made more aware of, insists one of the region’s leading producers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/why-the-rhombus-is-vital-to-proseccos-history/

 

TTB Got Fast!

The table below shows that normal formulas take two weeks or less. It’s been a really long time since the processing times have been less than a month. This is a huge benefit for producers everywhere. Over on the label side, things are also getting better.

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http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/ttb-got-fast#sthash.KP2HYlpB.dpuf

FRENCH BEER BOOMING IN FRANCE AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

After a 30-year slump in consumption, beer drinking in France is once again back on track largely due to a number of craft beer brands making their mark in foreign markets.

http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/french-beer-booming-in-france-and-international-markets/

 

A PERSONALITY GUIDE TO THE 10 CRUS OF BEAUJOLAIS

All crus are not equal, and each one has its own quirky personality and style of wines, making exploring the world of cru Beaujolais that much more fun!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-personality-guide-to-the-10-crus-of-beaujolais-with-regional-map/

 

What Wines to Drink From Portugal (by Region)

Everyone is talking about the amazing wine values you can find from Portugal. Well, what are they… exactly? Here is a great overview of everything you need to get started with Portuguese wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-wines-to-drink-from-portugal-by-region/

ROGER DALTREY LAUNCHES THE WHO CHAMPAGNE

Roger Daltrey, frontman of the legendary rock band The Who, is launching his own Champagne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band, with part of the profits going to support teenage cancer sufferers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/roger-daltrey-launches-the-who-champagne/

 

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BEER IS SPOILED

Just like wine or any other food product made with natural ingredients, beer is susceptible to a long list of potential problems that can affect the way you enjoy it.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-tell-when-your-beer-has-gone-bad-skunky-beer

Women In Wine: The Grand Dames Of Champagne

The wine and spirits business is full of such enterprising, dynamic and fierce females. Interestingly, some of the wine world’s grandest world-changing women were widows, thrust into their roles by fate, and they all hail from Champagne: Lily Bollinger, Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt and Madame Clicquot.

Portrait de Madame Clicquot par Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Huile sur toile (129,5 cm X99,3 cm), peinte entre 1851 et 1861. Ce tableau a été commandé par Madame Clicquot à l'artiste. Il s'en dégage une autorité évidente, la couleur cramoisie du fauteuil ajoute à la force de l'ensemble. L'original appartient à la Maison Veuve Clicquot. Libre de droits hors publicité avec achat d'espace. Mention obligatoire : « Veuve Clicquot ». A portrait of Madame Clicquot by Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Oil on convas (129.5 cm x 99.3cm), painted between 1851 and 1861. This work was commissioned by Madame Clicquot. She is portrayed with a definite air of authority, underlined by the crimson colour of the chair in which she is seated. The painting belongs to Veuve Clicquot. Free of all copyrights, except advertising with media buying. Photo credit: « Veuve Clicquot ».

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/05/10/women-in-wine-the-grand-dames-of-champange/#7eb9b0774b3c

 

DETAILED LOOK AT THE ADIDAS KOBE VINO PACK

Wine cork sneakers…Crazy BUT cool!

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http://sneakerbardetroit.com/adidas-kobe-vino-pack/

 

Got dandelions? A winery wants to turn them into wine

One of the most hated weeds among yard lovers has found a place in the wine cellar.

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http://www.startribune.com/got-dandelions-local-winery-wants-to-turn-them-into-wine/378994021/

 

BUFFALO TRACE EXPOSES BOURBON CASKS TO INFRARED

According to Buffalo Trace, after six and a half years of ageing, the Bourbon from both barrels expressed different flavour profiles.

What next??

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/05/buffalo-trace-releases-bourbon-exposed-to-infrared/?article-source=newsletter&source=691&date=2016-05-12

 

The Grapes Behind Italian White Wines

Here are five of the most interesting white wine grapes that were born in Italy, along with the histories and tasting notes that you’ll need to sound like a serious wine geek when you pull the cork on one of these wines at your next party.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/the-grapes-behind-italian-white-wines/

 

TOP 10 MYTHS ABOUT SHERRY

There is much that is misunderstood – or not understood at all.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/top-10-myths-about-sherry/

 

Milford: Craftroots set to open brewery, taproom

Milford MA’s first and only craft beer company – is set to open a brewery and taproom in the late summer or early fall.

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160511/milford-craftroots-set-to-open-brewery-taproom

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TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

Yoga And Wine

June 8th 7Pm

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Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.

This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.

No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.

7 Chakras And 7 Wines

Class Limit 18

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230946115/

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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

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

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)

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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

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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FHS All Night Party Fundraiser Wine Tasting Event

May 11, 2016

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The Wines 

Wine #1

N/V Cote Mas Brut

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2015 Arrumaco Rosé

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2013 Vullien Jaquere

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2013 U Label Sauvignon Blanc

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2013 Campo Di Mezzo

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2014 Honoro Vera

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2002 Catena Cabernet

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Liquors And Our Franklin Wine Club 

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New Products

Calories In Wine

Wine Drinkers Choice By Package

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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AMERICA’S BEST WINE REGIONS TO VISIT, RANKED BY SOMMELIERS

And while you may very well be thinking about doing some wine tasting on your next vacation, you might not know where to go to get the most wine for your time.

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-us-wine-regions-to-visit-finger-lakes-napa-valley-sonoma-valley

 

Alcohol Consumption By Income And Education

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Reality of Wine Prices (What You Get For What You Spend)

How much should we expect to spend on decent wine?

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http://winefolly.com/update/reality-of-wine-prices-what-you-get-for-what-you-spend/

 

Study Says Drinking Beer Can Help You Lose Weight

In the study, researchers at Oregon State University used mice to test the effects of beer. The study found that xanthohumol, a flavor found in beer, helped the mice lose weight, and even lowered their cholesterol levels.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/30/study-says-drinking-beer-can-help-you-lose-weight/

 

All about Alsace wines – grapes, oak, names and what makes them special

The only French region allowed to include grape varietals on its labels, Alsace is known for its fruity, perfumed white wines made from grapes including gewurztraminer, riesling and pinot gris.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1938961/all-about-alsace-wines-grapes-oak-names-and-what

 

Don’t bother ‘demystifying’ wine – the magic is in what we don’t know

There is a sense of magic in the unknown, but for some reason we’ve been hell-bent on removing it from wine. Why?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/dont-bother-demystifying-wine—the-magic-is-in-what-we-dont-kno/

 

The U.S. Market’s Top Imported Premium Wines

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Quini May Newsletter

Our friends at Quni latest newsletter

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The Best-Value French Wines for Your Money

The Loire Valley produces a diverse range of wines that are not only desirable and noteworthy—but incredibly affordable

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-value-french-wines-for-your-money-1462228689

Unlimited Bourbon Resources

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How to count the calories in wine

Wine can cause weight gain because it is a concentrated source of calories.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/how-to-count-the-calories-in-wine-ask-decanter

 

The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know “The Grid”

No singular secret masters the art of blind tasting. Anyone can learn, and practice makes perfect.

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http://winefolly.com/review/blind-wine-tasting-grid-pdf/

 

Meet the ‘New King’ of Croatian Sparkling Wine

Krešimir Ivančić is a young winemaker who was among the first in Croatia to introduce the technology of producing wine and sparkling wines with cold maceration, a method that enables the production of wines and sparkling wines with a strong floral and fruity bouquet…

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http://www.croatiaweek.com/meet-the-new-king-of-croatian-sparkling-wine/

Craft Beer Production Segmentation

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Is the wine industry confusing its consumers?

Wine trends, of course, tend to work on a pendulum basis.

http://www.just-drinks.com/comment/is-the-wine-industry-confusing-its-consumers-comment_id120111.aspx

WHISTLEPIG DEBUTS HOME-GROWN OAK EXPRESSION

Rye whiskey brand WhistlePig has released its first expression developed using home-grown Vermont white oak – WhistlePig 15 Year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/05/whistlepig-releases-first-home-grown-oak-expression/?article-source=newsletter&source=681&date=2016-05-04

Is BevMo! Engaging In A ‘Bait-And-Switch’ With Wine? Suit Claims It Is

A class-action suit has been filed that alleges BevMo! engaged in a “bait-and-switch,” displaying price signage for bottles with wine ratings for specific years that weren’t the years for sale on the shelf.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/03/is-bevmo-engaging-in-a-bait-and-switch-with-wine-suit-claims-it-is/

Italy: Background on the Italian Wine Sector

Italy’s 2015 wine production is estimated at 4.7 billion liters, 13.5 percent more than the previous campaign (4.2 billion liters) and 4 percent above the ten-year average, thanks to ideal weather conditions. Reportedly, quality is excellent.

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http://www.fas.usda.gov/data/italy-background-italian-wine-sector

 

Would you taste wine from a cemetery’s vineyard?

Church wants to plant vineyards near cemetery

http://www.kcra.com/news/would-you-taste-wine-from-a-cemeterys-vineyard/39370346

 

Ste. Michelle launches Drumheller Wines

Washington’s largest wine producer is adding a new label to its lineup.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/05/04/drumheller-wines/

 

New England’s best summer festivals for beer, wine, and food

These six seasonal events are worth raising a glass to.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/05/04/new-england-best-summer-festivals-for-beer-wine-and-food/KqQnvXxBJaKdT4aIHdvoVL/story.html

 

The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Beer – From the Experts Themselves

According to the FDA, a beer can be considered gluten-free as long as it tests under 20 parts per million (ppm).

http://glutendude.com/alcohol/ultimate-guide-to-gluten-free-beer/

 

Where To Find The Best Value Red Wines (2016 Edition)

The secret to finding good cheap wine is to accept the fact that wine changes every year and great buys transition from region to region depending on the quality of the vintage.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-cheap-red-wines-2016/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a85666b1f9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a85666b1f9-62472929&mc_cid=a85666b1f9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Packing: The Window to Your Wine’s Soul

Think taste is the main determiner of repeat wine purchases? Studies consistently show that non-expert wine drinkers are far more likely to remember the design and color of a wine’s packaging than the taste of the product itself.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/05/05/packing-window-wines-soul

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TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

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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

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Franklin Wine Club Lucky Star Wine Tasting

May 5, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Purple Wine And Spirits Lucky Star Wine Event

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2013 Lucky Star Chardonnay

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Wine #2

2014 Lucky Star Pinot Noir

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Wine #3

2013 Lucky Star Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine #4

2013 Four Vines Paso Cabernet Sauvignon

FIRST ON EAST COAST TO TASTE!!

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2011 Lucky Star Petite Sirah

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The Moonlight Chef Cheese Dish And Wine Tasting

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Who Drinks Most In World

Ebay To Sell Wine

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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World Wine Consumption

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Richard Cardoza launching VINIUM wine venture

Former MA liquor store, bar owner hopes to sell premium brand in eco-friendly containers

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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160423/NEWS/160429686

‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The Manischewitz food company was founded in Ohio in 1888, specializing in kosher foods like matzo.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/04/22/475142479/man-oh-manichewitz-when-the-jewish-wine-was-big-with-gentiles-too

 

Screw cap innovation removes wine preservatives at the push of a button

When activated, by pressing a button on top of the screw cap, the solution is mixed with the wine and binds to free sulfites, removing their preservative properties and reducing their ability to cause a reaction.

Screw cap innovation removes wine preservatives at the push of a

http://www.foodbev.com/news/screw-cap-innovation-removes-wine-preservatives-at-the-push-of-a-button/

 

Craft Beer Growth VS Sam Adams

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MAKER’S MARK CELEBRATES GRAND SLAM CHAMPION

In anticipation of the 2016 racing season, Maker’s Mark has paid tribute to “one of the greatest racehorses in history”, American Pharaoh, with a new commemorative bottle.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/makers-mark-celebrates-grand-slam-champion/?article-source=newsletter&source=675&date=2016-04-25

BELEMNITE CHALK ‘ROLLS ROYCE’ OF SOIL

Made from fossilised cuttlefish, belemnite chalk found in the Côte des Blancs produces the “finest” expressions of Champagne,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/varnier-belemnite-chalk-rolls-royce-of-soil/

 

Is Guinness Craft Beer?

Guinness is undeniably huge. Brewed in 49 countries and sold in over 150, nearly 9 million glasses of the dark, velvety stout are enjoyed every single day.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/is-guinness-craft-beer-w203519

Rep. Mike Thompson introduces tax bill to benefit U.S. wine industry

A proposal to slash a tax on sparkling wine that has lingered since the aftermath of Prohibition.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5542025-181/rep-mike-thompson-introduces-tax?artslide=0

 

Wine around the world: who drinks the most?

Italy’s wine consumption has dropped to an all-time low, meaning the land of Chianti and Prosecco drunk less than beer-swilling Germany for the first time ever last year

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/25/italy-drinks-less-wine-than-germany-in-historic-drop/

 

Amarone Family Soap Opera

Who controls this elite Italian wine name?

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http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/53054

 

Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies:  new report available

Contrary to what you may hear in the media, there is no cry for greater convenience for buying alcohol products.

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http://files.ctctcdn.com/c0e12273301/8fc2e8ba-9ddb-4228-84d7-8657189dbdd2.pdf

 

Barefoot Crosses 18 Million Cases, Branches Into Canned Wine

Barefoot Cellars continues to be a star performer for E.&J. Gallo Winery,

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Two guys created their dream jobs, forged by a love for tech and beer

Long hours and late nights helped make their mobile beer app, Untappd, the hit it is today.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/25/two-guys-created-their-dream-jobs-forged-by-a-love-for-tech-and-beer.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a730f3da11-The+Daily+Brew%3A+April+26%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a730f3da11-36686829

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90+ To Offer Wine In Cans

Boston-based Latitude Beverage, best known for Impact “Hot Brand” 90+ Cellars, is introducing Lila Wines, a new range of premium canned wines. Lila is launching in 35 states with a Provence rosé, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Pinot Grigio, all selling in four-packs of 8.4-ounce cans ($12-$13). Latitude president Kevin Mehra tells SND that the new brand is targeted at the 21-36-year-old demographic and will compete against beer and cider as well as other premium wines.

Wine Squirrel will keep your wine fresher, longer

Wine Squirrel, an $85 smart decanter launching today on Kickstarter, is the latest contributor to the trend.

http://www.cnet.com/products/forever-products-wine-squirrel/

Drink While You ‘Dive’! This Japanese Pool Offers A Pool Full Of Wine!

Recently Japan has opened up, a Wine Spa pool, at a place near Tokyo, named ‘Hakone Kowakien Yunessun’. It is a public bath filled with lukewarm wine where customers can come and relax their minds

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http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/LIF-WEW-this-wine-pool-treatment-in-japan-will-relax-your-mind-body-soul-5310068-PHO.html

eBay Enters The Wine Space In Partnership With Delivery App Drync

eBay, the major online retailer whose mission is “to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection,” turns its well-seasoned algorithms to wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/04/27/ebay-wine-launches-tomorrow-with-dryncs-help/#28f203a2649b

New Harpoon Cider

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Hibiscus Cider as a new summer seasonal, the second offering in its seasonal line of ciders. First created for the company’s employee brewing competition, the apple cider is made with eight pounds of hibiscus flowers for every 320 gallons of cider. Harpoon Hibiscus Cider (4.8% abv) is available in 12-ounce bottles and on draft through August. It joins last fall’s seasonal Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon’s year-round Craft Cider in the company’s cider range.

5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties that have taken on a uniquely South American identity.

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Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

Chardonnay versus Viognier Basics:

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http://winefolly.com/review/differences-between-chardonnay-and-viognier/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2bc8da7095-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2bc8da7095-62472929&mc_cid=2bc8da7095&mc_eid=d73340fcba

The Definitive *Truth* About Wine and Its Health Benefits

Whether you’re a total wino who knows the difference between the base notes of Cabernet and Pino Noir or just enjoy pouring yourself a glass after a long day, you can probably attest to how great a good glass of vino really is.

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/definitive-truth-about-wine-and-its-health-benefits

 

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May 4th

Purple Wine Company

Featuring Lucky Star Wines

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Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in the small, west Sonoma County town of Graton, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In 2014, Benham broke ground on a new distillery in Graton called Graton Distilling Company with plans to produce small lot, artisanal spirits launching in early 2016. The Purple Wine + Spirits portfolio includes brands such as Avalon, Raeburn, Four Vines, Lucky Star, Cryptic, Flint & Steel and Calista.

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

Share the spirit of adventure and friendship over a glass of Lucky Star Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.

We seek grapes from our California vineyards that balance bold, expressive fruit flavors with crispness and finesse. Our aim is not only to make wines that are delicious on their own and delightful to pair with food, but that create moments that bring people together.

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

In the past we sampled wines released for first time in USA!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230489144/

TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

Undurraga

Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

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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

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Franklin Wine Club Hosts The Moonlight Chef

April 29, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

The Moonlight Chef Cheese Dish And Wine Pairing Event

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Chef

Thursday April 28th 2016

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The Wines And  Quini Reviews

Welcome Wine

N/V Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé

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Dish #1

Assorted Ricotta Crostini – Lemon/Pepper, Watercress, Chutney, Tomato/Basil, Pear and Pecan

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Paired With:

Wine #1

2013 Kaiser Mosel Riesling

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And Wine #2

 2009 Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana Red

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Dish #2

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

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Paired With

Wine #3

2014 Molnar Poseidon Chardonnay

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And With

Wine #4

2012 Klinker Brick Zinfandel

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Dish #3

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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Paired With

Wine #5

2008 Damilano Cannubi Barolo

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And With

Wine #6

Acquese Dolceoro Moscato D’Asti

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Aged Selection

1986 Bolla Creso

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Event Photos

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Event Co-Hosted With

The Moonlight Chef

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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