Liquor Industry News/Links 07-23-16

July 23, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-23-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

Save The Dates

Our Wine Room Will Be Busy Soon!

Here Are Some Upcoming Events:

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September

6th Tri-County Adult Ed

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

15th Franklin Wine Club

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

29th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October

6th Franklin Wine Club

Barton-Gustier French Wines

13th Franklin Adult Ed

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

20th Franklin Wine Club

Washington Ciders And Wines

27th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring Italian Wines

November

3rd Franklin Adult Ed

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

10th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Tasting 101

12th Franklin Wine Club

Rhone Valley French Wines

2017

February 16th Tri-County Adut Ed

Oscars Truffle And Wine (With The Sugar Shoppe

March 9th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring French Wines

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New MA License And ID Cards

How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

 

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 

Peeling Back the Dusty Curtain of Mass. Beer Distribution Law

The Senate has adopted a measure that would form a “special commission” to look at reforming current practices.

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http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/07/15/massachusetts-beer-laws-see-progress-in-the-senate/

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

Just like a chef needs outstanding ingredients to let a dish shine, a winemaker needs high quality grapes to make a good wine.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/christy-brissette-msc-rd/vine-to-wine_b_10998634.html

 

Why you should be drinking Balkan wine

Impress your friends (and your palate) by seeking out wines from the Balkans, which are produced both from international and indigenous varietals in food-friendly, easy-drinking yet eclectic styles that are easy on the wallet but taste anything but

http://dcrefined.com/eat-drink/why-you-should-be-drinking-balkan-wine

MORE BALKIN INFO:

http://www.winesofbalkans.com

 

How to buy Champagne — an expert guide

True Champagne must come from the Champagne region, in the northeast of France.

http://www.christies.com/features/How-to-buy-Champagne-7564-1.aspx

9 Situations in Which It Is Totally Fine to Put Ice in Your Wine

While I would never put ice into a ’67 BV Reserve, there are plenty of situations where I want ice in my wine and it is totally warranted.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/when-to-drink-iced-wine

 

Baja becomes a wine destination

The area has little more than 6,000 acres of vines, about the same number as in Carneros.

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http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/baja-becomes-a-wine-destination/article_1e5b2c6c-71bc-5de0-a0ad-a97d2070473c.html

 

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ EMOJI-ONLY MENU LANDS IN LONDON

Cool Idea…Next Our Wine List In Emoji Format!

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/little-yellow-door-intros-world-first-emoji-only-menu/

 

Here’s Why You Should Care That Beer Will Have Nutrition Labels

Over 70% of beer drinkers read nutrition labels in general. Moreover, calories, carbohydrates, and alcohol content could be of interest to beer drinkers…especially those counting calories.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/07/17/heres-why-you-should-care-that-beer-will-soon-have-nutrition-labels/#1e4220e36421

 

ENGLISH WINE GUIDE OMITS ENTIRE REGION

Follow Up On A Post Last Week

Popular US wine education blog Wine Folly has published a guide to English wine with one substantial omission – can you spot it?

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/english-wine-guide-omits-entire-region/

 

STAR TREK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COMMEMORATIVE CRAFT ALE

Shmaltz Brewing in New York have been commissioned by CBS to release a special ale commemorating the 50th anniversary of popular sci-fi show Star Trek.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/star-trek-celebrates-50th-anniversary-with-commemorative-craft-ale/

 

Barefoot Tramples Other Top Wine Brands

Latest Wine Industry Metrics report examines top 20 U.S. wine brands

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=171736

Is Wine Made in NY With Napa Grapes a “Napa Wine”?

If a winery in New York purchases grapes from a Napa Valley vineyard, has the Napa Valley grapes refrigerated and shipped to its winery in New York, then crushes, presses and ferments those Napa Valley grapes into a wine, then bottles that wine, can we reliably say that the wine is a “Napa Valley Wine”?

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http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/07/wine-made-ny-napa-wine/

How Much Alcohol Is in Your Drink? Stronger Beers and Wines Make It Harder to Tell

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How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

That’s also another problem with the rating system – there’s too much grade inflation. Anything rated less than 90 seems to be regarded as below average by many people. Go below an 80 rating and you’re entering swill territory.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/07/wine_pres_how_much_does_a_wine.html

 

Digging Deeper: King Estate Returns to its Roots in Pursuit of Biodynamic® Certification

King Estate is on track to become the largest Biodynamic winery in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/07/digging-deeper-king-estate-returns-to-its-roots-in-pursuit-of-biodynamic-certification/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=aec022817a-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-aec022817a-299904425

 

The Rise of Natural Wine

If you’re a wine drinker, no doubt you’ve heard the terms “natural,” “biodynamic,” and “organic” thrown around, but do you know what they mean? Is this latest fad in wine just that—a fad—or is it here to stay? Are they even any good?

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http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-1963932.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

How To Tell if A Natural Wine Sucks

Interesting Take On The Above Rise Of Natural Wines Story!

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/07/tell-natural-wine-sucks/

Trump Winery cited by Arizona officials for being too huge

Trump Winery paid a $250 fine in June and was told by the Arizona Liquor Department that it needed to get a new license if it still intended to do business in the state, said John Cocca, the director of the department.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2016/07/19/trump-winery-cited-arizona-officials-being-too-huge/87268566/

 

New MA License And ID Cards

July 24th Release Date

https://retailersma.org/sites/default/files/201%20CMR%2017.00%20Amendment%20-%20CLEAN.pdf

 

COUPLES THAT DRINK TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER

Couples with similar drinking habits are more likely to have a happier relationship, with the benefits of mutual drinking, or not drinking, “significantly greater among wives”, according to a US study.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/couples-that-drink-together-stay-together/

 

Hungarian Wine For The Win

A quick guide to Hungarian wines identifying 4 of Hungary’s most intriguing wine regions: Tokaj, Villány, Eger and Nagy Somló.

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http://winefolly.com/review/hungarian-wines-for-the-win/

 

The Story of Tokaji Wine

It’s the sweet wines of Tokaj that provide the most compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-story-of-tokaji-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1893a6091f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1893a6091f-62472929&mc_cid=1893a6091f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Castle Island Brewery MA News

Norwood, Massachusetts-based Castle Island Brewing Company is increasing production capacity by 50% to more than 9,000 barrels annually. Launched just last year, Castle Island says its core Candlepin session ale and Keeper IPA are driving growth, spreading to more than 650 accounts throughout the greater Boston area. Meanwhile, Castle Island is releasing a new limited edition, Juice Patrol Pale Ale, which is at 7% abv and features Cascade and Centennial hops. Other limited releases from the brewery have included Vern Wheat IPA, Causeway Double IPA and Big Ern Double IPA.

France Map

Interesting interactive map

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https://www.francetoday.com/france-map/

CAPTAIN MORGAN ASKS FOR CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION

The brand has launched a petition for Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution to be changed as it states that ““neither shall any person be eligible to [the office of President] who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/captain-morgan-asks-for-change-in-us-constitution/

Who uses label-scanning apps most?

Vivino and Delectable, where they were most frequently used. The results:

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/who-uses-label-scanning-apps-most

 

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September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

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Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Washington Ciders And Wines

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

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Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

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September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

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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.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-16-16

July 16, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

Our #ShopFranklin Business Spotlight Show!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

English Wines

Changes To CA Wine Labels?

Misleading Wine Shelf talkers

 

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 

Uruguay’s Rising Red and White Grapes

Looking for something different from South America? Take note of Tannat and Albariño.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/07/07/uruguays-rising-red-and-white-grapes/

 

France in a Flap Over Bidding Adieu to Vine Herbicide

A looming ban on the use of glyphosate in grapegrowing industry has left a country divided.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/07/france-in-a-flap-over-bidding-adieu-to-vine-herbicide

 

Arsenic, Herbicide Wine Scares Put in Context In keynote address at ASEV conference toxicology expert explains there’s little risk

An average man would need to put back five glasses of wine per day, every day, to consume enough inorganic arsenic to run the risk of causing health problems, according to a leading expert on food and beverage toxicology.

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=171152

La Moneda Reserva malbec – the best cheap wine in the world?

Is Chile’s La Moneda Reserva malbec really the best cheap wine in the world? Probably not. But it is a wonderful example of how screwed up wine is.

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http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/la-moneda-reserva-malbec-best-cheap-wine-world/

 

Treating alcoholics – with wine

The recommended treatment for chronic alcoholism is abstinence. But at the Oaks – a permanent home for those who once lived on the streets – residents are given a measure of wine at hourly intervals. It is called the Managed Alcohol Program, and aims to change the drinking behavior of inveterate addicts.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36717557

The critics: who’s who, who’s new and who should you listen to?

In an effort to assist you, here is a rundown of just a few of the personalities we occasionally look to – and indeed whose recommendations we may pass on.

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http://bbrblog.com/2016/07/06/critics-whos-whos-new-listen/

 

A sommelier explains why it’s nearly impossible to find good, cheap wine from Italy or France

Quality and price have a complicated relationship — and never more so than when it comes to wine.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-its-hard-to-find-good-cheap-wine-from-italy-or-france-2016-7

 

Wine Point Labels Can Be Misleading

The bottle advertised on the tag and the one for sale on the shelf don’t always match.

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http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/2-wants-to-know/wine-point-labels-can-be-misleading/265453104

 

Why Clones Matter – And Do They Trump Terroir?

It’s inevitable. When you start thinking about how a clone influences the style of a wine, it becomes a chicken or the egg kind of thing (is it the clone or the terroir that comes first, or which is more important)

In its most simple definition, a clone is a cutting from a grapevine that’s then propagated and cultivated. So each variety— Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, etc. can have innumerable clones from all over the world.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/why-clones-matter-and-do-they-trump-terroir/

 

The Lowdown on Wine in a Can

Because cans are light-weight, beach-friendly and recyclable, we know that canned wine is here to stay.

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http://winefolly.com/update/the-lowdown-on-wine-in-a-can/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=19b5119627-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-19b5119627-62472929&mc_cid=19b5119627&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Attention Gin Lovers!

Launched in August last year, Ginventory claims to help users discover their “perfect serve” G&T by pairing its database of more than 2,000 gins with approximately 100 different tonic waters and garnishes.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/ginventory-app-partners-with-online-retailers/

 

GENIUS INVENTION SET TO ERADICATE WARM BEER

Two friends have come up with an ingenious new coaster that will make warm beer a thing of the past.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/genius-invention-set-to-eradicate-warm-beer/

 

Wine Growlers? Absolutely. You’ll Never Guess Where They’re From.

Every so often something comes along in the wine world that makes you sit up and take notice.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/07/11/wine-growlers-absolutely-youll-never-guess-where-theyre-from/#6f3f1fbc4986

 

CAVA, Spain’s Effervescent Treasure

Cava is the Spanish sparkling wine made according to the methode champenoise.

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http://www.glassofbubbly.com/cava-spains-effervescent-treasure/

 

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Tignanello

Italy’s seminal Super Tuscan, Tignanello was born out of a crisis of confidence

IN STOCK!

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/07/10-things-every-wine-lover-should-know-about-tignanello

 

The world’s best 10-second briefing on global wine consumption and production

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KLM airlines launching world’s first on-tap draught beer on flights

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is gearing up to be the first airline to serve draught beer on tap.

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http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2016/07/08/klm-airlines-launching-worlds-first-on-tap-draught-beer-on-flights.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ae6f8c121d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ae6f8c121d-36686829

 

Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol laws

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the state’s alcohol regulators, is set to launch a sweeping review of the state’s liquor laws and regulations, calling the current rules outdated, unclear, and burdensome for businesses.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/07/08/treasurer-seeks-overhaul-unwieldy-mass-alcohol-laws/NLPSJI03bNyCk5gA4kyztJ/story.html

 

Heat Damage & Fine Wine

Fine wine does not take kindly to overheating or to freezing, yet fine wines are often shipped around the world with less care than cartons of lettuce.

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http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/07/11/heat-damage-fine-wine

 

The Seven Most Influential Wine Label Trends

Brooding, dark and mysterious rule the shelf

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http://www.forthrightdesign.com/wine-spirits/the-seven-most-influential-wine-label-trends/

A Taste of Rhode Island Wine

The grounds were beautiful, the wines impressive, and the stories evocative.

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http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/07/12/a-taste-rhode-island-wine/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3d4dfff3fb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-3d4dfff3fb-121923797

 

California wine industry asks feds to tighten labeling standards

The new proposal could mean that the label wording would need to be changed, given that the wine must be fully finished in the state where the grapes were sourced.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5828537-181/california-wine-industry-asks-feds?artslide=0

 

NEW WRISTBAND COULD HELP ERADICATE HANGOVERS FOR LIFE

An innovative new wristband is set for release that will measure your blood alcohol levels and let you know when enough is enough.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/new-wristband-could-help-eradicate-hangovers-for-life/

 

Beer Biggies Agree To List Calories, Carbs & (Maybe) Ingredients On Bottles

A beer industry trade group announced a voluntary labeling standard that will add some of this information to beer packaging while allowing other data to be accessible via barcode.

https://consumerist.com/2016/07/12/beer-biggies-agree-to-list-calories-carbs-maybe-ingredients-on-bottles/

 

 

The Cheapest Time To Buy Beer, Wine And Everything Else Is …

According to the shopper-rewards app Ibotta, consumers pay 9% more for beer on Saturday than on Monday and 6% more for wine than on Tuesday. This appears to be the first-ever data to show that by purchasing different products on different days, consumers can save cash.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2016/07/13/the-cheapest-time-to-buy-beer-wine-cheese-and-everything-else-is/#386fb09eb27b

 

Italy’s Great Pinot Grigios

Follow this guide to find versatile, delicious Pinot Grigios worth savoring.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/07/07/great-grigios/

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE OAK!

There are two main types of oak that are used in winemaking; European Oak, which can come from France, Hungary or Yugoslavia, and American

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/your-wine-it-ys-all-about-the-oak/

All About English Wine

If you’re curious about the growing buzz around English wine, this introductory guide to the wines of England will help you get to know the major emerging regions, grapes varieties and styles that are putting England on the map.

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http://winefolly.com/review/all-about-english-wine/

Breaking Down the Jargon of Beer

If you’re a beer lover you’ve likely noticed that there is a lot of unfamiliar words being thrown around by the professionals.

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http://mendobrew.com/blog/2430_breaking-down-the-jargon-of-beer/

 

Sin Tax Revenues In US

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Medway Community Education

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

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Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

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

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Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

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Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-16

July 9, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-09-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

French Wine Studies At Franklin Liquors

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

Take Care

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#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Exciting News From Quini

Misleading ads for wine customers In MA

 

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 

Beer + tech = awesome

These 12 devices each use technology to improve your beer drinking experience — a worthy cause for tech if I’ve ever heard one.

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http://www.cnet.com/news/beer-tech-awesome/

 

Peak rosé: wine-flavored gummies now have over 3,000 people on waitlist

The pink wine has recently surged in popularity, becoming synonymous with all things summertime, so it’s no surprise the candy spinoff is now a viral food

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/01/rose-wine-flavored-gummies-wait-list

 

How To Go Wine Tasting Without Being Annoying AF To The Winery

If you’ve never been to a wine tasting before, there are a few things you need to know so you don’t look like a newbie in front of the more experienced drinkers.

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http://elitedaily.com/life/wine-tasting-annoying-winery/1539204/

 

4 Wines Way Better Than Their Reputation

A bad reputation is hard to fix. Even after things have changed, the rest of the world still makes judgements based on the past. This kind of thing can happen to anyone, and it also happens with wine. It can take an entire generation before people rediscover a wine.

Here are some wines that deserve a second chance.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-wines-way-better-than-their-reputation/

 

 

First We Feast Presents…That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It!

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione makes beers inspired by icons like Mario Batali, Chris Bosh, and Mac Miller on FWF’s new star-studded web series—coming this fall!

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http://firstwefeast.com/drink/2015/10/thats-odd-lets-drink-it

 

Our Friends At Quini Latest Newsletter

Franklin Liquors And A Wine Club Member Mentioned

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/5D4E864DBEB0C584/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine (Official Trailer)

Official Trailer for New Burgundy documentary film – 2016 Release!

Using a colorful mosaic of stories, this documentary film demystifies the world-famous French winemaking region and offers a rare, insider glimpse into the lives of the passionate people working in Burgundy’s wine industry

https://youtu.be/-C2j_J2zzJI

 

Coming to America: A ‘world-class’ wine born near Shangri-La

When it’s released in the United States in September, it will cost $300 a bottle. Maybe more.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/coming-to-america-a-world-class-wine-born-near-shangri-la/2016/07/01/7932871a-3cbb-11e6-84e8-1580c7db5275_story.html

 

BIBENDUM RELAUNCHES PLONK WINE APP

Bibendum has relaunched its educational wine app, Plonk, to “focus on the drinking occasion” as it attempts to create an engaged community of wine drinkers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/bibendum-relaunches-plonk-wine-app/

 

PAMELA ANDERSON LAUNCHES WINE RANGE

Former bouncing Baywatch bombshell Pamela Anderson has teamed up with The Hatch winery in Canada to launch her own wine range.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/pamela-anderson-launches-wine-range/

 

New Ballast Point

California-based Ballast Point is introducing a new flavored India Pale Lager (IPL), Orange Vanilla Fathom. Rolling out in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, Orange Vanilla Fathom is a 7%-abv IPL that is billed as a warm weather brew that is reminiscent of “a creamsicle in a glass.” Ballast Point, acquired by Constellation last year for $1 billion, saw depletions rise more than 60% in Constellation’s recently completed first quarter, ended in May.

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CANNABIS THE NEXT ‘CRAFT’ FOR SPIRITS

The industry is beginning to pay attention to the cannabis-based drinks sector as “legislation” spreads across the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/euromonitor-cannabis-the-next-craft-for-spirits/?article-source=newsletter&source=734&date=2016-07-05

 

How Much Did Wineries Really Make in 2015?

The Bigs are moving on up. Consumers are permanently vacating lower prices segments in favor of higher quality New consumers are moving into The $10-$20 segments and it shows in the Nielsen chart and large wineries are following.

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http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-much-did-wineries-really-make-in.html

 

How much should you pay for a bottle of Champagne?

Such a simple question and yet so complicated to give a definitive answer as it greatly depends on who is asking and more so, why… Let me explain:

http://www.glassofbubbly.com/how-much-should-you-pay-for-a-bottle-of-champagne/

 

STING TRUMPS CELEBRITY WINE RATING

English singer-songwriter Sting’s Tuscan red Sister Moon has been voted the number one celebrity wine by ratings app Vivino, trumping the likes of Brangelina and Donald Trump.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/sting-trumps-celebrity-wine-rating/

 

The Chablis winegrowing region seen from the sky

Chablis is located in the north of the Bourgogne wine region, and is simple to grasp. It has a single varietal, Chardonnay, and produces only white wine.

https://youtu.be/dVRokB_w4Bg?list=PLFeJ8hAKG36IgJDcIdiqfeyqJU5wwudky

  

A-B expanding ‘Rita lineup with Cherry-Ahh-Rita

Anheuser-Busch is once expanding its Bud Light Lime malt beverage line with a new flavor: Cherry-Ahh-Rita.

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http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops/a-b-expanding-rita-lineup-with-cherry-ahh-rita/article_21aeeb17-8e0c-5212-8cac-7cdcec1166f2.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ba991dff98-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+5%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ba991dff98-36686829

 

Here’s the Big Difference Between Liquor and Liqueur — and No, They’re Not Interchangeable

While the first four letters of the words are the same, and they both can be found in a cocktail, that is where the similarities end.

https://mic.com/articles/147854/this-is-the-difference-between-liquor-and-liqueur-and-no-they-are-not-the-same-thing#.Z5sJ85OVw

 

Liquor In The Freezer: Bourbon Hellfire Fudgesicles

The result is a chocolaty, bourbony taste with a bit of spice on the finish.

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http://www.autostraddle.com/liquor-in-the-freezer-bourbon-hellfire-fudgesicles-343714/

 

Wine from Drew Bledsoe?

Ex-athletes keep up competition at vineyards

We Have Drew’s Red Blend In Stock!

http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/07/01/rick-mirer-drew-bledsoe-wine-patriots-retired-athletes

 

I-Team In MA: Misleading ads for wine customers

The I-Team went to 10 different liquor stores in Hampden County MA

Interesting look at shelf talker practices

http://wwlp.com/investigative-story/i-team-misleading-ads-for-wine-customers/

Albariño: A Taste of Coastal Spain in a Wine Glass

Albariño is as refreshing and lively as the cool, green, windswept corner of Spain where it’s produced. Add an attractive price, and it’s little wonder that this white wine is one of the country’s most popular

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/albarino-a-taste-of-coastal-spain-in-a-wine-glass-1467743225

The Most Expensive Cities Worldwide To Drink A Beer

GoEuro compared the price of local and imported draught beer in hotel bars worldwide to compile their ranking

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/07/05/the-most-expensive-cities-worldwide-to-drink-a-beer-infographic/#27c93eea11d2

 

Exciting News From Quini

Quini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform

QUINI SOMM™ Maximizes Wine Sales and Improves Efficiencies in Full Service Restaurants

https://quiniwine.com/wine-industry/innovatequinisomm.

Top 10 Consumers Of Red Wine In 2017

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This tiny contraption is capable of producing endless wine

No more heading to the store to top up your wine supply.

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https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/06/this-tiny-contraption-is-capable-of-producing-endless-wine/

 

Choosing the Right Wine Decanter For Your Needs

If you enjoy red wine or drink more affordable wine on a regular basis, then using a decanter is a great idea.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/choosing-the-best-wine-decanter/

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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

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

french-wine-guild

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

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

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)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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

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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

Quini

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See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-02-16

July 2, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-02-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

Coming Soon!

New Franklin Cable TV Show Adventures!!

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In July Our #ShopFranklin Segment Airs!

Watch Our Small Business Spotlight/Interview

Also

Our New Adventure With The Moonlight Chef

Food Uncorked Shows Coming Soon!

TV Show

We Will Explore Cooking With Wine

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Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/FoodUncorkedMA/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/FoodUncorkedMA

Also On

Pintrest

AND

Instagram

Franklin TV Page

http://www.franklin.tv

Our July 4th Sale Newsletter

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http://ow.ly/NfW2301JKyb

July 4th Wine Suggestions

Our Quini Reviews

Uncle Sam Drinking wine

https://quiniwine.com/browsewine/%23Franklin%20July%204th

New Beer Keg Information Page

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Have A Safe And Happy 4th

Happy Bday America

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

July 4th By The Numbers

What Would Your Wine Job Be?

What Is In Your Wine?

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 

Wine Tasting Notes That Are ANIMATED? Absolutely. Here’s Why.

Zelda Sydney, an illustrator in Vancouver, is expanding the definition of wine imagery by stepping outside the parameters of traditional label design.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/06/24/wine-tasting-notes-that-are-animated-absolutely-heres-why/#3693964e6182

 

Boxed wine is hotter than ever — find the perfect pairing for your summer outing, from BBQs to the beach

Portable vino from a can or box no longer means sickeningly sweet budget blends chugged at college frat parties (sorry, Franzia).

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http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/boxed-wine-hotter-find-perfect-pairing-article-1.2686925

 

A Significant Amount Of Wine Is Shipped Around The World In?

Many imported wines are not bottled where they are produced, but are instead pumped into giant bladders that resemble a huge version of the CamelBak hydration system worn by cyclists and distance runners

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http://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/a-significant-amount-of-wine-is-shipped-around-the-world-in/

 

THIS BAG LETS YOU TAKE A WHOLE BOX OF WINE WHEREVER YOU GO

The “Wine Dispensing Travel Tote,” created by Tracey Luebbers and currently selling on Uncommon Goods, is no doubt your new travel accessory. It holds an entire box of wine, and has room for anything else you commonly store in your purse.

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https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/bag-to-carry-box-of-wine

Spanish Wine Exploration Map

So, as you can imagine, getting into the wines of Spain can be a wee bit intimidating. Instead of giving up, start with this fun list of 16 wines that represent the best of what Spain has to offer.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/spanish-wine-exploration-map/

 

Anatomy of a Wine Barrel: Parts, Sizes, Infographic

Building wood barrels and using them for transporting and/or ageing wine is a very old European tradition.

5-Wine-Barrel-Anatomy-Franklin-Liquors

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/06/27/anatomy-of-a-wine-barrel-parts-sizes-infographic/

PUBLISHER PLOTS 805 US DISTILLERIES ON MAP

The map, available in formats up to 40 × 28 inch, was designed to show the “great variety” of American whiskey producers today.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/publisher-plots-805-us-distilleries-on-map/?article-source=newsletter&source=728&date=2016-06-28

 

Does Expensive Wine Taste Better?

Taste, as we all know, is subjective. It’s also not the only factor in determining a wine’s monetary worth

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http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/does-expensive-wine-taste-better

 

If You Had a Wine Job, What Would It Be?

What would you do if you worked in the wine industry? Follow the flow chart and find your dream wine job.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/if-you-had-a-wine-job-what-would-it-be-flow-chart/

 

The MUNCHIES Guide to Buying Supermarket Wine

Because the wine you’re about to buy probably doesn’t come from a small estate. To be distributed in large retailers, there are supply minimums to meet. This doesn’t mean the wines will be bad—far from it—but if you want the image of the little winemaker managing a ten-acre vineyard, you’re in the wrong place. You’ll have to go to the wine shop for that.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/the-munchies-guide-to-buying-supermarket-wine

 

Bernick’s Periodic Table of Beer

Technically, a periodic table is “a table of elements arranged based on various configurations and similar properties”. So yes, it works for beer similar to the way it works for elements.

10-Bernicks-Craft-Beer-Periodic-Table-Franklin-Liquors

http://blog.bernicks.com/blog/bernicks-periodic-table-of-beer

 

The U.S. Becomes Champagne’s Top Export Market

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License solution in sight for Bolton MA winery

Update on Nashoba Issue With State Of MA

http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_30070254/license-solution-sight-bolton-winery

JULY 4TH BY THE NUMBERS

For backyard grillers, the Fourth of July means a lot of delicious food purchases. As Americans fire up their grills over the weekend and break out the red, white and blue cutlery, they’ll be loading up their grocery carts with billions of dollars’ worth of food and beverages.

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http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2016/july-4th-by-the-numbers.html

 

Knowledge Bombing on Pét-Nats

Pétillant-naturel means, “naturally sparkling,” and everyone who refers to wines made in this style as simply “pét-nats,” can thank Loire Valley winemaker Christian Chaussard (he looks like everyone’s favorite uncle), who coined the term back in the late 1990s.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/its-fizzy-its-delicious-its-a-pet-nat/

 

THE 10 BEST BEERS TO DRINK ON THE 4TH OF JULY, BEER’S OFFICIAL HOLIDAY

But beer was, is, and forever shall be the only reasonable thing to drink in bulk on the 4th of July.

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If point scores give you reassurance, go ahead and trust them…

That any system of judgment created by humans is fallible is obvious; that doesn’t mean we should throw the baby out with the bathwater.

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2016/06/30/if-point-scores-give-you-reassurance-go-ahead-and-trust-them/

Original Article:

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Here’s why you should never brush your teeth after drinking wine

While this may have you rushing to your toothbrush after drinking vino, that could actually make it worse.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/never-brush-your-teeth-after-drinking-wine-2016-6

 

What’s Lurking in Your Wine: Fish Bladders, Egg Whites, and Mega Purple

Some wineries rely on science, along with various additives, to correct mistakes—to improve flavors and to provide a better balance of alcohol and tannins.

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http://www.eater.com/wine/2016/6/29/12054192/wine-making-ingredients-chaptalization-acidification

 

Americans’ taste for Mexican beer sucking up water supply, mayor says

Municipality near the US border says brewery that makes Corona, Modelo and other beers is using so much water from wells that region is becoming bone dry

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/30/americans-beer-corona-mexico-water-crisis

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Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

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COORS LIGHT 1/4 1/2

MILLER LITE 1/4 1/2

BLUE MOON BELGIAN WHITE 1/2 1/6
BLUE MOON SEASONAL 1/2
BLUE MOON WHITE IPA 1/6

LEINENKUGEL’S SUMMER SHANDY 1/6 1/2
LEINENKUGEL’S GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY 1/6
LEINENKUGEL’S IPL 1/6

REDD’S APPLE ALE 1/2

KILLIAN’S 1/2

PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO 1/2 1/4

FOSTER’S LAGER 1/2

KEYSTONE LIGHT 1/2

YUENGLING Lager 1/2 1/4
LIGHT LAGER 1/2 1/4
BLACK & TAN 1/2 1/4
Seasonal 1/2 1/4

NARRAGANSETT 1/2 1/6
DEL’S SHANDY 1/2

PABST BLUE RIBBON 1/2

BAXTER (MAINE)
STOWAWAY 1/2
TARNATION 1/6
PAMOLA 1/2
SUMMER SWELTER 1/2 1/6

BOSTON BEER (MA)
SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER 1/2 1/6
SAM ADAMS REBEL IPA 1/2 1/6
REBEL IPA GRAPEFRUIT 1/2 1/6
SAM ADAMS NITRO WHITE ALE 1/6
SAM ADAMS SUMMER 1/2 1/6
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BOULEVARD (MISSOURI)
TANK 7 1/2 1/6
THE CALLING IPA 1/6
GINGER LEMON RADLER 1/2
TROPICAL PALE ALE 1/2 1/6

BREWMASTER JACK (MA)
AMBREWSIA IPA 1/6
TOTAL ECLIPSE PORTER 1/6
STRAY DOG LAGER 1/6
JAN PILS 1/2

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE (NEW YORK)
PALATE SHIFTER IMPERIAL IPA 1/6
HOP COMMANDER IPA 1/2 1/6
LIQUID GOLD 1/2 1/6
EFFORTLESS 1/2

CASTLE ISLAND (MA)
KEEPER IPA 1/2 1/6
CANDLEPIN SESSION ALE 1/2 1/6

CORONADO (CALIFORNIA)
ISLANDER 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/6
ORANGE WIT 1/2 1/6
STINGRAY IMPERIAL IPA 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/2

FOOLPROOF (RHODE ISLAND)
RAIN CLOUD 1/6
LE FERM 1/6
REVELRY 1/6
KING OF THE YARD 1/6
QUEEN OF THE YAHD RASPBERRY IPA 1/2

HARPOON (MASSACHUSETTS)
HARPOON INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) 1/2 1/6
HARPOON TAKE 5 1/2 1/6
HARPOON HOPPY ADVENTURE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON CAMP WANNA MANGO 1/2 1/6
HARPOON 100 SERIES 1/2
HARPOON UFO WHITE ALE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON UFO RASPBERRY 1/2
HARPOON UFO HEFEWEIZEN 1/6
HARPOON UFO BIG SQUEEZE 1/2 1/6
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IPSWICH (MASSACHUSETS)
ROUTE 101 1/2
1A 1/6

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SEIZOEN BRETTA 1/6

LONG TRAIL (VERMONT)
LONG TRAIL ALE 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL GREEN BLAZE IPA 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL DOUBLE BAG 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL LIMBO 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL MOSTLY CLOUDY 1/6

MAGIC HAT (VERMONT)
MAGIC HAT #9 1/2 1/6

NEWBURYPORT (MA)
GREEN HEAD IPA 1/2 1/6
DAS KOLSCH 1/2 1/6
BELGIUM WHITE 1/2 1/6
MELT AWAY 1/2 1/6

NOTCH SESSION (MA)
PILS 1/2 1/6
INFINITE JEST 1/2 1/6
LEFT OF THE DIAL 1/2 1/6

OTTER CREEK (VERMONT)
BACK SEAT IPA 1/6
OVER EASY IPA 1/6
CITRA MANTRA 1/2
COUCH SURFER NITRO STROUT 1/2
STEAMPIPE 1/2 1/6

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NUT BROWN ALE 1/2 1/6
IPA 1/2
FRESH CUT 1/2
SUPER FRESH 1/6
NITRO WHITE 1/2
SEASONAL 1/2

RAPSCALLION (MA)
HONEY ALE 1/2 1/6
BLONDE 1/6

REVOLUTION (ILLINOIS)
ANTI-HERO IPA 1/2 1/6
BOTTOM UP WIT 1/2 1/6
CITRA HERO 1/2 1/6
EUGENE PORTER 1/2 1/6
ROSA 1/2 1/6

RISING TIDE (MAINE)
ZEPHYR 1/2
ISHMAEL 1/2 1/6

SEA DOG (MAINE)
SEA DOG BLUEBERRY 1/2

SHIPYARD (MAINE)
SHIPYARD EXPORT ALE 1/2
SHIPYARD MONKEY FIST 1/2
SHIPYARD ISLAND TIME 1/2
SHIPYARD SUMMER 1/2
SHIPYARD MELONHEAD 1/2

SOMERVILLE (MASSACHUSETTS)
PORTER SQ. PORTER 1/2

SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
(MASSACHUSETTS)
ALE 1/6
IPA 1/2 1/6
PILS 1/2 1/6

SPOETZL BREWERY (TEXAS)
SHINER BOCK 1/2 1/4
SHINER WHITE WING 1/2
SHINER RAM IPA 1/4
SHINER PRICKLY PEAR 1/4

THE SHED (VERMONT)
MOUNTAIN ALE 1/2

TRAVELER BEER COMPANY (MA)
CURIOUS TRAVELER 1/2
GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY 1/2 1/6

TWO ROADS (CONNECTICUT)
ROAD TO RUIN DBL IPA 1/2 1/6
WORKERS COMP SAISON 1/6
HONEY SPOT WHITE IPA 1/2 1/6
OL FACTORY PILS 1/6
NO LIMITS HEFE 1/6
ROAD JAM 1/6
20 TON BARLEY WINE 1/6
GEYSER GOSE 1/6
ESPRESS WAY COFFEE STOUT 1/2 1/6

WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY
(MA)
WACHUSETT COUNTRY ALE 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) 1/2
WACHUSETT BLACK SHACK PORTER 1/5 1/6
WACHUSETT LIGHT IPA 1/2
WACHUSETT BLUEBERRY 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT GREEN MONSTA IPA 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT STRAWBERRY WHTE 1/2
WACHUSETT NEW ENGLAND LASER 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT SUMMER 1/2 1/6

Canada
LABATT BLUE 1/2

ENGLAND
NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE 1/2

GERMANY
PAULANER HEFE-WEIZEN German Slide 50lit

IRELAND
GUINNESS STOUT 1/2 1/6
GUINNESS BLONDE 1/2
GUINNESS NITRO IPA 1/2 1/6
SMITHWICK’S ALE 1/2
HARP LAGER 1/2
MURPHY’S STOUT 30lit

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DOS EQUIS AMBER 1/2
DOS EQUIS LAGER1/2

CORONA LIGHT 1/2

PACIFICO1/4

MODELO ESPECIAL 1/2 1/4

NEGRA MODELO 1/4

NETHERLANDS
HEINEKEN EURO Sankey 1/2
AMSTEL LIGHT Euro Sankey 1/2

SCOTLAND
BELHAVEN 1/2

SPAIN
ESTRELLA DAMM Euro Sankey 30lit

CIDER DRAUGHT
ANGRY ORCHARD
CRISP APPLE 1/2 1/6
STONE DRY 1/2 1/6

BANTAM (MASSACHUSETTS)
WUNDERKIND 1/2 1/6
ROJO 1/2
AMERICAIIN 1/2 1/6

CIDERGEIST (OHIO)
DRY 1/2 1/6
SEMI DRY 1/2 1/6

FAR FROM THE TREE (MA)
CORD 1/2 1/6
NOVA 1/2 1/6

MAGNERS (IRELAND) 1/2

MASS BAY (MASSACHUSETTS)
HARPOON CIDER 1/6

MCKENZIE’S (NEW YORK)
BLACK CHERRY 55068 1/6 Bbl 64.00

SCHILLING CIDER
GOLD 1/6

STRONGBOW
GOLD 1/2

WOODCHUCK (VERMONT)
WOODCHUCK AMBER CIDER 1/2 1/6
WOODCHUCK GUMPTION 1/2
WOODCHUCK HOPSATION 1/2
WOODCHUCK SEASONAL 1/6

ABITA (LA)
Purple Haze 1/2
Turbodog 1/2
Amber 1/2
Wrought Iron IPA 1/2

ALLTECH/LEXINGTON BREWING CO (KY)
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 1/2
Kentucky Bourbon Stout 1/2

ALLAGASH (ME)
Belgian White 1/2
Saison 1/2

ATWATER BLOCK (MI)
Vanilla Java Porter 1/2

BOULDER (CO)
Shake Nitro 1/2

BRECKENRIDGE (CO)
Vanilla Porter 1/2

BROOKLYN (NY)
Lager 1/2
Brown Ale 1/2
Defender 1/2
Pilsner 1/2
Sorachi Ace 1/2
Summer 1/2

CISCO (MA)
Whale’s Tale Pale Ale 1/2
Grey Lady 1/2
Sankaty Light 1/2
Indie IPA 1/2
Shark Tracker Light Lager 1/2
Summer of Lager 1/2

DOWNEAST (MA)
Original Blend 1/2
Cranberry 1/2
Summer Blend 1/2

FIRESTONE WALKER (CA)
Pivo Pils 1/2
Pale 31 1/2
Easy Jack IPA 1/2
Double Barrel Ale 1/2
Union Jack IPA 1/2

CAPE ANN BREWING CO (MA)
Fisherman’s Brew 1/2
Fisherman’s IPA 1/2
Fisherman’s Pils 1/2
Sunrise Saison 1/2

FOUNDERS (MI)
All Day IPA 1/2
Porter 1/2
Centennial IPA 1/2
Mosaic Promise 1/2
Nitro Pale 1/2
Nitro Oatmeal Stout 1/2
Nitro Rubaeus 1/2
Dirty Bastard 1/2
Red’s Rye 1/2

GREEN FLASH BREWING (CA)
West Coast IPA

HEAVY SEAS (MD)
Loose Cannon IPA 1/2

IPSWICH (MA)
Ale 1/2
Route 101 IPA 1/2
Blueberry Shandy 1/2
Summer 1/2
Oatmeal Stout 1/2

LAGUNITAS (CA)
IPA 1/2
Czech Pilsner 1/2

LEFT HAND (CO)
Extrovert IPA 1/2
Hard Wired Nitro 1/2
Sawtooth Nitro 1/2
Polestar Pils 1/2
Milk Stout Nitro 1/2
Milk Stout 1/2
Fade to Black 1/2

MYSTIC BREWERY (MA)
Saison Renaud 1/2
Table Beer 1/2

NEW HOLLAND (MI)
Mad Hatter 1/2

OMMEGANG (NY)
Fleur de Houblon 1/2
Witte 1/2
Hennepin Saison 1/2
Rare Vos 1/2

OSKAR BLUES (CO)
Beerito 1/2
IPA 1/2
Dales Pale Ale 1/2
Mama Yella Pilsner 1/2
Old Chub Nitro 1/2
Old Chub Scottish Ale 1/2
Pinner Throwback IPA 1/2

ROGUE (OR)
Hazelnut Brown 1/2
Dead Guy Ale 1/2

SIERRA NEVADA (CA)
Otra Vez 1/2
Pale Ale 1/2 1/6
Kellerweiss 1/6
Summerfest 1/2 1/6
Torpedo Extra IPA 1/2 1/6
Nooner Pils 1/2 1/6
Hop Hunter IPA 1/2 1/6

SIXPOINT (NY)
Bengali Tiger IPA 50L
The Crisp Pilsner 50L
Sweet Action Ale 50L

SMUTTYNOSE (NH)
Finestkind IPA 1/2
Durty 1/2
Rhye IPA 1/2
Old Brown Dog Ale 1/2
Bouncy House Session IPA 1/2
Shoals Pale Ale 1/2
Porter 1/2
Vunderbar! Pils 1/2

SOUTHERN TIER (NY)
IPA 1/2
Live 1/2
Pilsner 1/2
2XIPA 1/2

TROEGS (PA)
Solid Sender 1/2
Sunshine Pils 1/2
Perpetual IPA 1/2
Hop Back Amber 1/2
Dreamweaver 1/2

TUCKERMAN (NH)
Pale Ale 1/2

VICTORY (PA)
Vital IPA 1/2
Summer Love 1/2
Prima Pils 1/2
Hop Devil IPA 1/2
Headwaters Pale Ale 1/2

VON TRAPP (VT)
Helles 1/2
IPL 1/2
Vienna Lager 1/2
Dunkel 1/2
Pils 1/2

WOODSTOCK INN (NH)
Lemon Blueberry Pale 1/2
Pig’s Ear Brown Ale 1/2

Bud Light 1/2 1/4
BL Lime 1/2

Budweiser 1/2 1/4 1/6
Budweiser Select 1/2

Michelob Ultra 1/2 1/6
Michelob Light 1/2
Michelob Bock 1/2 1/6

Landshark 1/2 1/6

Busch 1/2
Busch Light 1/2

Rolling Rock 1/2

Shock Top 1/2 1/6
Shock Top Lemon 1/2 1/6

RH Longhammer 1/2 1/6
RH KCCO Gold 1/2
RH Blackhook 1/6

Kona Fire 1/2
Kona Longboard 1/2 1/6
Kona Big Wave 1/2 1/6
Kona Castaway 1/2 1/6

Kirin Ichiban 1/2

Goose Honkers 1/2 1/6
Goose 312 Wheat 1/2 1/6
Goose India 1/2 1/6
Goose Matilda 1/2 1/6
Goose Bourbon 1/6
Goose Summer 1/2 1/6
Goose Four Pilsner 1/2 1/6
Goose Green Line 1/2 1/6

Spatan 1/2
Spatan Okto 1/2 1/4

Franziskaner 1/2

Bass 1/2

Becks 1/2

Boddingtons 1/2

Hoegaarden 1/2

Stella Artois 1/2 1/6
Stella Artois Cidre 1/2 1/6

Corona Light 1/2

Negra 1/4
Modelo 1/4

Pacifico 1/4

YUENGLING
Lager 1/2 1/4
Light 1/2 1/4
Lord Chesterfield 1/4
Porter 1/4
Summer 1/2 1/4
IPL 1/4
Black & Tan 1/2

STONY CREEK
Cranky 1/2 1/6
Little Cranky 1/2 1/6
Docktime 1/2 1/6
Blackwater 1/2 1/6
Big Cranky 1/2 1/6
Sun Juice 1/2 1/6
Stony Joe 1/6
Belgian Nitro 1/6
Ripe & Cranky 1/6

SHINER
Bock 1/2 1/4
Prickly 1/4

BLUE POINT
Toasted Lager 1/2 1/6
Hoptical 1/2 1/6
Blueberry 1/2 1/6

SIERRA NEVADA
Pale 1/2 1/6
Summer 1/2 1/6
Otra 1/2 1/6
Torpedo 1/2 1/6
Hop Hunter 1/2 1/6
Nooner 1/6

MAGIC HAT
# 9 1/2 1/6
Electric Peel 1/2 1/6
Low Key 1/2 1/6
Stealin 1/2 1/6

SWITCHBACK
Ale 1/2 1/6

ITHACA
Flower Pwr 1/2 1/6
Happy Pilsner 1/6

WORMTOWN
7 Hills 1/2 1/6
Be Hoppy 1/2 1/6
Bottle Rocket 1/2 1/6

FREE WILL
Kolsch 1/2 1/6
Mango 1/2 1/6
Kragle 1/2 1/6

FORBIDDEN ROOT
Forbidden 1/2 1/6
WPA 1/2 1/6
Sublime Ginger 1/2 1/6

RIVERTOWN
Roebling 1/2 1/6
Divergent 1/6
Soulless 1/6
Nice Melons 1/6
Death 1/6

NEW CITY
Ginger 1/6

STORMALONG
Legendary 1/4
Dry 1/4
Grand Banks 1/4

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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.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Demystifying Terroir: Maybe Its The Microbes Making Magic In Your Wine

Scientists and winemakers like Allen are now recognizing that part of what makes a wine-growing region special may be its resident microbes

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/17/482315073/demystifying-terroir-maybe-its-the-microbes-making-magic-in-your-wine

Rejoice, Non-Alcoholic Wine For Cats Has Hit The United States

Who’s feline like a drink?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cat-wine-apollo-peak_us_57631e82e4b015db1bc8c911

Blue Wine Is Now a Thing You Can Drink

The vino is created from an undisclosed combination of red and white grapes that has “no aging procedure.”

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http://time.com/4373428/blue-wine/

 

Mass. Winery Owner Says Reinterpreted Regulations Might Put Him Out Of Business

Suddenly the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has announced it won’t be renewing all the farm’s licenses for making and pouring alcohol

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http://www.wbur.org/morningedition/2016/06/17/nashoba-valley-winery

Sparkling wine – it’s not just from France anymore

Bubbly, Champers, Sparklers, Fizz – when consumers are looking for sparkling wine, they are no longer simply being offered French Champagne. Other country’s products, like Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava and US Méthode Champenoise are flooding the market

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https://vinsightsgwp.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/sparkling-wine-its-not-just-from-france-anymore/

 

Introduction to Wine Law

This course, presented by Lindsey A. Zahn, lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC, provides a brief history of wine regulation in the United States, addresses some of the contemporary issues in wine law, and offers insight on some of the most convoluted laws in existence since the repeal of Prohibition.

https://www.lawline.com/course/introduction-to-wine-law

 

Champagne Flutes or Glasses?

The taste of Champagne is greatly affected by the shape of the glass!

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/champagne-flutes-or-glasses/

 

Trending taste: Beers brewed with salt

Refreshing and perfect for warm weather, goses benefit from a pinch of salt in the recipe.

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http://draftmag.com/beers-brewed-with-salt/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=98d2db0412-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+16%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-98d2db0412-36686829

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New Slim Can Seltzer

Boston Beer Co. is extending its newly launched Truly Spiked & Sparkling hard seltzer brand next month with a “slim can” variety 12-pack. Truly Spiked & Sparkling’s new variety pack, retailing at about $16 depending on the market, will feature four 12-ounce slim cans each of the brand’s Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate flavors.

Carmel ‘IN mompreneur’ launches state’s first wine truck

It’s not exactly an adult ice-cream truck, but it’s close. The state’s first wine truck is rolling into an event near you, and it even has a name.

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http://www.indystar.com/story/life/food/2016/06/15/carmel-mompreneur-launches-states-first-wine-truck/85555002/

 

Wine Types To Drink Based On Zodiac Sign

Enjoy the selections, and embrace the wine you were always destined to try. Cheers!

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/166352-what-type-of-wine-you-should-drink-based-on-your-zodiac-sign

 

Mushroom beers

‘Shrooms in beer sound “Harry Potter”-ish, but the earthy flavors the fungus imparts can complement everything from light and salty goses to roasty, chocolaty stouts. Like elusive wild mushrooms, though, these beers aren’t necessarily easy to find.

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Grilling and Grapes

Best Wines to Have with BBQ

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https://www.fix.com/blog/best-wine-and-barbecue-pairings/

 

New Mikes Hard Seltzer Line

Mike’s Hard Lemonade franchise—has launched White Claw Hard Seltzer. Made with cane sugar and natural fruit flavors, White Claw includes Natural Lime, Black Cherry and Ruby Grapefruit expressions (all 5% abv). According to White Claw vice president of marketing Sanjiv Gajiwala, the brand is being positioned as a lighter, all-natural alternative to beer and cocktails made with sodas and mixers. White Claw Hard Seltzer is currently hitting the market nationwide, retailing at around $10 a six-pack of 12-ounce cans.

 

Roero – one of Piedmont’s lesser known regions

Today, Arneis dominates the region, with production around 500,000 cases a year. Nebbiolo is still an important part of the  Roero story, but the production of Rosso is a small fraction of the Bianco (about 40,000 cases a year).

https://thedrunkencyclist.com/2016/06/15/roero-one-of-piedmonts-lesser-known-regions/

 

Beginning Taster FAQ’s

These questions are a big one and remind me of how difficult it is to start the wine journey—and how much there is to know and learn.

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/beginning-taster-faqs?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

Craft Beer Drinkers Consult Their Phones Before Opening Their Wallets

New York-based strategic marketing and advertising agency XenoPsi recently conducted a study that looked at the beer purchasing habits of people using mobile at the shelf, finding room where beer brands can capitalize

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http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/infographic-craft-beer-drinkers-consult-their-phones-opening-their-wallets-172065

 

BAILEYS UNVEILS DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT

Baileys Almande – made with almond milk, almond essence cane sugar, purified eater and real vanilla – is currently available in select cities in the US and Canada

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/baileys-unveils-dairy-free-gluten-free-product/?article-source=newsletter&source=721&date=2016-06-20

 

Wine Additives Explained

There is a lot of fear and distrust around the topic of wine additives and it’s not exactly unfounded

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http://winefolly.com/review/wine-additives-explained/

 

Music Affects How Beer Tastes, Study Says

According to a new study out of Belgium, music can alter how people perceive the taste — and even the strength — of beer

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http://www.eater.com/2016/6/20/11975980/music-beer-flavor-study-belgium

 

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Ben & Jerry’s next ice cream-flavored beer is coming

The ice cream mavericks at Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up with New Belgium Brewing again to create the latest in a line of ice-cream infused brews.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/06/22/ben-jerrys-next-ice-cream-flavored-beer-is-coming/

 

It’s bubbly. It’s pink. It’s a beer.

‘It’s an odd style,” Long Trail Brewing Company brewmaster Dave Hartmann says of the gose, a classic German beer brewed with salt and coriander.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/06/21/bubbly-pink-beer/S6T47rBtY2AvquQl8oJDrM/story.html

 

Um, You REALLY Should Know What Biodynamic Wine Is Before Drinking It

By now, most of us have a handle on what organic means, but what exactly does it mean for a wine to be biodynamic?

Winery workers fill cow horns with manure before their annual burial that is part of the biodynamic vineyard preparation at Ehler's Estate Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in St. Helena, Calif. The female cow horns, which are filled with manure from female cows, adds nourishment  and stimulates soil life to the vineyard.  The burial has taken place each year for the past nine years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Winery workers fill cow horns with manure before their annual burial that is part of the biodynamic vineyard preparation at Ehler’s Estate Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in St. Helena, Calif. The female cow horns, which are filled with manure from female cows, adds nourishment and stimulates soil life to the vineyard. The burial has taken place each year for the past nine years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/biodynamic-wine_us_57641c96e4b0853f8bf09933

 

Amazing Red: Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese “nair-rello mask-ah-lay-zay” is a light-bodied red wine that primarily grows on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Despite its rarity, the wine offers amazing value and a taste profile that’s often likened to fine Pinot Noir. Find out what this special Sicilian red has to offer.

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http://winefolly.com/review/amazing-red-nerello-mascalese/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3d2596bfa8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3d2596bfa8-62472929&mc_cid=3d2596bfa8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Getting to the bottom of headaches blamed on wine

It’s not the sulfites and it’s not the color, but alcohol content and additives in mass-produced brands could be culprits.

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http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/22/appel-on-wine-getting-to-the-bottom-of-headaches-blamed-on-wine/

SPAM COCKTAILS ARE A THING NOW

The human race is so out of control that we’ve created a Spam cocktail.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/spam-cocktails-are-a-thing-now/

 

 

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Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

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The world’s top 10 beer brands

Budweiser takes the top spot in the BrandZ Beer Top 10 Brands list, but which other brews feature in the rankings?

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/The-world-s-top-10-beer-brands-BrandZ-report?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40274d3fa9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+10%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40274d3fa9-36686829

Pairing beer with sliders

Stack your plate high: Sliders are the perfect three-bite snack to pair with your favorite pint.

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http://draftmag.com/pairing-beer-with-sliders/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=40274d3fa9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+10%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-40274d3fa9-36686829

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER WITH THESE 13 ICE CREAM TRUCK TREAT WINE PAIRINGS

Some of the best frozen treats with the perfect wine.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/ice-cream-truck-treat-wine-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=95f6673bc3-Jun_10_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-95f6673bc3-38937345

FIVE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VODKA BOTTLES EVER CREATED

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/five-of-the-most-beautiful-vodka-bottles-ever-created/?ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+June+10th%29&mc_cid=e7675847d8&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

The Most Unique Wine Event I’ve Ever Experienced

Grapetionary A-Z, with one grape designated for each letter and one wine made from each grape.

COMING SOON TO THE FRANKLIN WINE CLUB!

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/06/09/the-most-unique-wine-event-ive-ever-experienced/#6a4be4c86ad3

 

TEEN BINGE DRINKING AT ‘HISTORIC LOW’ IN US

Underage and binge drinking levels have dropped to “historic lows” in the US, according to the latest survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/teen-binge-drinking-at-historic-low-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=712&date=2016-06-10

How Technology Is Transforming the Wine Industry

Wine is a $300 billion industry, and so far, only a handful of start-ups have been making big waves in this niche area.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-burrus/how-technology-is-transfo_b_10381216.html

 

Beer distribution supports thousands of jobs in Massachusetts

A recent study available through the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts points out that the local beer distribution industry supports 2,200 jobs in the state

http://www.movetoamerica.expert/beer-distribution-supports-thousands-of-jobs-in-massachusetts/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bc545cb4a8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+9%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bc545cb4a8-36686829

What Are Wine Lees? (Sur Lie Explained)

You might have seen the words “sur lie” on a bottle of Loire white wine. Sur lie translates to “on the lees,” but what exactly are wine lees and what do they do?

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-are-wine-lees-sur-lie-explained/

 

How Sparkling Wine Is Made

Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco).

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More on glyphosate in wine

Glyphosate, active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has been found to be present in 10 different California wines.

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/more-on-glyphosate-in-wine/article_9fc7068f-b2bd-5904-ad06-e153ddb6c241.html

 

Yes, you can get drunk eating food made with alcohol

If you’ve ever been told that cooking “burns off” any alcohol in the food you’re eating, be forewarned: That’s entirely untrue.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/can-food-cooked-with-alcohol-make-you-drunk

 

CONO SUR PLANS TO PRODUCE CHILE’S FIRST ALBARIÑO

Adolfo Hurtado of Chile’s Cono Sur has revealed an ambition to produce the country’s first Albariño, with the winery currently on the hunt for a suitable site in the south of Chile.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/cono-sur-plans-to-produce-chiles-first-albarino/

 

This “Smart Table” Chills Wine & Charges Your Phone As You Eat

Stop whatever you are doing because the future is knocking on your front door, and it’s about to make your mealtimes as Millennial AF. SmartSlab designed a futuristic smart table that chills wine, along with a slew of other cool functions.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/165913-this-smart-table-chills-wine-charges-your-phone-as-you-eat-video

 

BEER AND ICE CREAM PAIRINGS

Pair 10 Popular Ice Cream Flavors with a Variety of Cold Brews

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http://allaboutbeer.com/beer-and-ice-cream-pairings/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8ab505cb2d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+14%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8ab505cb2d-36686829

 

Where Do You Stand in the Boxed vs Canned Wine Debate?

So, which is it? Boxed wine or canned wine?

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/boxed-vs-canned-wine

 

Mendocino County divided into cannabis appellations

The word “Mendocino” on a cannabis product label may soon carry as much weight as the word “Napa” does on a bottle of wine.

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http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/mendocinocounty/5702907-181/mendocino-cannabis-appellations

 

New Ste. Michelle Product

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting a new Italian wine label, Mamma Mia Wines. Including a red and white blend (both positioned at around $12 a 750-ml.), Mamma Mia is sourced from southern Italy’s Puglia region. Intended as a food-friendly range of wines to pair with Italian and other cuisines, Mamma Mia is launching nationwide this summer.

CAVA DO LAUNCHES SINGLE ESTATE CLASSIFICATION

The CRDO del Cava (Cava Regulatory Board) has officially launched a new classification of Cava – Cava del Paraje – a premium category specific to the region for single estate Cavas produced to strict criteria.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/do-cava-launches-single-estate-cava-classification/

 

WINE SHAMPOO LAUNCHED BY CELEBRITY STYLIST

Celebrity hair stylist John Blaine has launched a new hair care range including a shampoo, conditioner and hydro serum infused with red grape extract.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/wine-shampoo-launched-by-celebrity-stylist/

 

Don’t protect lousy liquor stores

Interesting opinion on the changes to laws in Colorado

https://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/13/dont-protect-lousy-liquor-stores/

There’s More to Greek Liquor Than Just Ouzo

Today there are hundreds of ouzo producers across the country, and stiff regulations about what can be called ouzo, but a rare few are starting to go back to the traditional ways as attitudes change.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/theres-more-to-greek-liquor-than-just-ouzo

Brewery mocks Trump with ‘Dumb Donald’ beer

A Chicago-based brewery is releasing a beer named “Dumb Donald,” poking fun at presumptive GOP presidential nominee

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http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/283308-brewery-to-release-dumb-donald-beer-mocking-trump

 

U.S. vintners fracture over TTIP wine debate

The divide sets up a major showdown as U.S. and EU negotiators work furiously to wrap up the trade talks before President Barack Obama leaves office.

U.S. wine industry is holding firm to a deal Washington struck with Brussels in 2006 that allows American vintners to keep labeling their products with such regional designations so long as they were doing so before the agreement was struck

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/us-vintners-fracture-over-ttip-wine-debate-224256

Ten ways to define a “cool climate” wine region

How do you define a “cool climate” wine region? According to the folk behind this year’s International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, the distinguishing characteristic is how much sleep the winemaker gets

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http://palatepress.com/2016/06/wine/ten-ways-to-define-a-cool-climate-wine-region/

Have famous athletes autograph your wine bottles and pay over 12 months allowing you time to sell your wine!

This very unique program will give your winery a definite marketing edge over other wineries.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/national-sports-distributors-llc.html#whatsnew

 

Everything You Need To Know About German Wine

When you think of German wines (assuming you do think of them) you might have a vague idea that they make Riesling, and that it might or might not have a skull-crushing amount of residual sugar.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-german-wines.html

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Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

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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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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 380 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

french-wine-guild

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

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)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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Franklin Wine Club Vandervalk Farm Winery Tour/Tasting

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Franklin Wine Club Vandervalk Farm Winery Tour

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-11-16

June 11, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

Franklin Liquors Hosted This Week

Franklin Wine Club Yoga And Wine Event

Special Guest Betsy Of Franklin Yoga&Wellness

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Whiskey And Beer Pairings

What is Synthetic Wine?

Say What About Wine Scores

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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How to Always Pour the Perfect White Wine?

This infographic organizes over 60 types of wine by taste, origin and style.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/05/31/how-to-always-pour-the-perfect-white-wine/#prettyPhoto

 

Belgian Brewers Release Dozens of Beer Emoji

Here are 60 alternatives to the standard beer-glass emoji.

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http://fortune.com/2016/06/03/belgian-beer-emoji/

 

Some whiskey and beer pairing suggestions

Scotch:

When thinking about matching beer with Scotch one would consider focusing in on the more common smokey, peaty flavor notes.

Beer styles such as Rauchbiers, which are smokey, Scotch ales which have a peaty, roasty character, and Kolsch-style beers which are relatively balanced and mildly floral, could be good pairing selections.

Brands we would suggest for pairing with Scotch would be Uinta Tinder Rauchbier, Rahr Brewing Iron Thistle, and Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale.

Bourbon:

When thinking about matching beer with Bourbon one should consider focusing in on the more common vanilla and sweet caramel flavor notes.

Beer styles such as Pilsners, which are grainy, sweet, with a hop bite in the finish, Bourbon Barrel-aged Stouts that can be dry, woody, with bourbon notes, or Chocolate Vanilla Porters, with flavors of sweet chocolate and vanilla, might be fine pairing selections.

Brands we would suggest for pairing with Bourbon would be Samuel Adams Noble Pils, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

Rye:

When thinking about matching beer with Rye one would consider focusing in on the more common malty, spicy flavor notes.

Beer styles such as Rye Pale ales, which are malty, spicy with less hop bite, and IPAs, which can be earthy, floral and less hop forward can work as beer pairing with Rye.

Brands we would suggest for pairing with Rye would be Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.

Moonshine:

When thinking about matching beer with Moonshine, consider focusing in on the more common malty, candy corn flavor notes.

Beer styles such as Belgian-style blondes, which are sweet, with notes of Belgian candi sugar and fruity Belgian yeast, witbiers, with flavors of sweet malt, coriander and clove, or the very balanced lager, sweet and grainy, as good pairing ideas.

Brands we would suggest for pairing with Moonshine would be St. Stefanus Blonde, Avery Brewing White Rascal, Shorts The Local’s Lager.

 

DOUGHNUT AND WINE PAIRINGS

Classic doughnuts with their perfect vino.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/dunk-into-national-doughnut-day-with-these-doughnut-and-wine-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=83c7b56371-Jun_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-83c7b56371-38937345

 

LIQUID NITROGEN WINE ICE CREAM LAUNCHED

Wine lovers can choose from strawberry, mixed berry, pineapple or peach wine as a base, which is mixed with ice cream, fruits and nuts then flash frozen in liquid nitrogen at minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/liquid-nitrogen-wine-ice-cream-launched/

 

Revisiting Godello, a Grape That Spain Has Rescued

Just a few decades ago, it had virtually disappeared from Spain

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/dining/wine-review-godello.html?_r=1

 

Best wine, beer and spirits gifts for Father’s Day

Here are some of the hottest wine, booze and spirits gifts for Father’s Day that are sure to keep dear old dad toasting throughout the year.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/06/03/best-wine-beer-and-spirits-gifts-for-father-day/

 

Salisbury MA pushes for liquor licenses

“We view liquor licenses as an economic development tool,” Lt. Gov. Karen Polito said in an interview recently. “We want to eliminate the cap and give communities the ability to use licenses to attract developers to their downtowns.”

http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/salisbury-pushes-for-liquor-licenses/article_07e3b4b2-34da-5305-88ee-fc015594c403.html

 

Quini Newsletter

Our friends at Quini latest newsletter

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/24472E6EE4834090/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Introduction To Sardinian Wine

Let’s discover the primary wines you’ll get to drink from Sardinia.

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http://winefolly.com/update/introduction-to-sardinian-wine/

 

What is Synthetic Wine?

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7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Screw-Cap Wine

The main disadvantage of the screw-cap is perception – people aren’t used to associating it with good wine.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/06/7-reasons-why-you-should-buy-screw-cap-wine.html

 

JÄGERMEISTER UNVEILS ‘MOST SIGNIFICANT’ CHANGE

The German brand now features a new bottle shape and revamped label artwork with a “more life-like” stag against a background of forest imagery and an emphasis on the word ‘craft’.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/jagermeister-unveils-most-significant-change/?article-source=newsletter&source=709&date=2016-06-07

 

NEW GIN MAP OF SCOTLAND LAUNCHES

The colourful “ginfographic” features the name of the gin, its place of origin, its botanicals and recommended garnishes.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/new-gin-map-of-scotland-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=709&date=2016-06-07

 

Rhubarb Wine: A Tradition Reborn in the Vosges Region of France

As far as French Law is concerned, rhubarb wine doesn’t qualify as an actual wine, since it isn’t made with grapes, but the popular name remains valid, because it is made—and tasted, and paired—largely like a regular wine.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/06/rhubarb-wine-a-tradition-reborn-in-the-vosges-region-of-france/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=800bb37813-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-800bb37813-299904425

 

Coastal California Pinot Noir in Short Supply

The varietal’s reputation may suffer as Central Valley grapes fill the void

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=169740

 

The Weird Thing That Makes You Drink More Wine

Pouring wine in a different way made bar sales go up by 14%

A glass of red wine on a glass table with a blurred piano in the background

http://time.com/4358253/wine-alcohol-drinking-problem/

 

Say What About Wine Scores

I think it’s ok to use a score as a guide to sort through the confusion; just keep in mind that the score was assigned by someone who is not “you” and was most likely not assessed in the “situation” in which you are planning to enjoy your wine.

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/say-what-wine-scores

 

CANNABIS COCKTAIL TREND GATHERS PACE

CBD, which can be bought in health food shops, is an oil that can be extracted from any part of the plant and is credited with helping to ease anxiety, minimise seizures and calm people experiencing psychotic episodes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/cannabis-cocktail-trend-gathers-pace/

Kentucky: First At American Commercial Wine

California is the largest wine-producing state in the U.S. by far (<1800 wineries), followed by New York (>400), Washington (<300) and Oregon (>100). But none of the four states was first at American commercial wine–not even second. That ranking belongs to Kentucky and Ohio, respectively.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/06/07/kentucky-first-at-american-commercial-wine/#19d3bc241ca4

 

Remove a cork from inside a wine bottle with cable ties

If you find yourself at a dinner party with wine but without a corkscrew, you can use this quick hack to get the cork out of the bottle with nothing more than cable ties.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/remove-a-cork-from-a-wine-bottle-with-cable-ties/

 

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

There is no hard rule to which temperature your wine should be at when storing

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/07/23/wine-serving-and-storage-temperatures-101/

 

Waltham MA Hones in on Liquor License Petition

At a public meeting Tuesday night, councilors heard from both sides of the much debated proposal to increase the number of liquor licenses.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/waltham/waltham-hones-liquor-license-petition

 

15 Innovative Ways To Turn Wine Corks Into Works Of Art

Craft ideas

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http://theberry.com/2016/06/08/15-innovative-ways-to-turn-wine-corks-into-works-of-art/

 

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Saké

Beer

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Wines In Our Dispenser

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Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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

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Interactive Technology While You Shop:

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And More!

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Join Our 380 Club Members!

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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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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

french-wine-guild

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

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

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)

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