Our Weekly Liquor Industry News/Links 03-21-15

March 21, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-21-15

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

 

Support Your Local Independent

A recent survey in UK found that only 5% of consumers buy regularly from independent wine stores. If we don’t support them, our future wine choice may be severely limited.

While we find it as hard to resist a good deal as anyone, We also want to see small shops thrive. And if you don’t buy at least some of your wine from them, that just won’t happen.

In The UK they started a campaign March For The Independents were small stores band together to support each other’s “small” businesses.

We get that concept now more than ever! That’s why we are all in on the new

#shopfranklin small business campaign in town.

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We along with many other businesses in town are small family owned. We research products to sell that are small and family owned. At our education/tasting events we always stress you have a choice where your money goes. Its been said that 80% of wine sold in USA is owned by a handful of “winemakers”.

We will continue to support #shopfranklin and hope that Franklin small businesses never see only 5% of you.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Arsenic In Wines

Job Lot To Sell Booze

All About Residual Sugar In Wine

 

AND MORE!

 

Regulators say powdered alcohol is illegal in Massachusetts

A powdered form of alcohol is off limits for sale in the state, regulators warned

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article13937873.html

Infographics & Guide to Chardonnay Wine Grape Variety

Chardonnay is probably the most famous white grape variety in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/16/infographics-guide-to-chardonnay-wine-grape-variety/

4 ANIMATED RELIEF MAPS OF EUROPE’S FAMOUS WINE REGIONS

While each country is unique, and soil and climate play equally vital roles in what sort of wine you can produce, these maps offer a unique view of how and where wine is grown in Europe.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/4-animated-relief-maps-europes-famous-wine-regions/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=532386e631-March_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-532386e631-38937345

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn’t have to be that way

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/wine-and-food-pairing-rules_n_6840770.html

New Sandra Lee Cocktails

Diageo has partnered with Emmy-winning celebrity chef and editor Sandra Lee for the launch of a new line of premixed Margarita cocktails. Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas are available in Key Lime and Strawberry and made with real Key limes and strawberries, pure cane sugar, blue agave silver Tequila, Triple Sec liqueur and natural flavors. The RTD is gluten-free and has fewer than 150 calories per 4-ounce serving, the company says. The release comes ahead of Cinco de Mayo and summer entertaining. It’s being supported by Lee’s consumer magazine as well as social activations on Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook, in-store promotions, point-of-sale material, and a cause-marketing campaign, Cocktail Time for a Cause. Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas (13% abv) are available nationwide, retailing at $15.99 a 750-ml

The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

For a handful of small wine distributors in Massachusetts, the Foxboro Terminals warehouse facility was a great fit, until the roof caved in last month.

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2015/03/13/the-roof-fell-through-these-wine-businesses/nBbSldfnlBWas4XOPdIQaK/story.html

The Beer Briefcase

The Beer Briefcase is a metal-look briefcase with combination locks to prevent unwanted drinking.

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http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iivg/

SAN DIEGO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT WINE

If a wine region is ranked by how long it has been making wine, San Diego should be considered one of America’s top regions.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/san-diego-gets-serious-about-wine

Residual sugar in wine, with charts and graphs

Residual sugar is the sugar from the grapes that’s left over after fermentation; more residual sugar makes a sweet wine, and the absence of residual sugar makes a dry wine.

http://winecurmudgeon.com/residual-sugar-in-wine-with-charts-and-graphs/

The Real Cost of a $10 Bottle of Wine? $2.40

That’s the figure, according to Steve Melchiskey, director of importers USA Wine West, at ProWein, the annual wine trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/the-real-cost-of-a-10-bottle-of-wine-2-40

14 simple hacks every wine drinker should know

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Magic Hat Releases Big Hundo IPA Outside Vermont for First Time

Big Hundo tips the scales at the absolute peak of bitterness with 100 IBUs. Dry hopped with Simcoe, it gives off a heady hop aroma and is accompanied by a flattering dark golden body. Big Hundo has an ABV of 9.0%.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/magic-hat-releases-big-hundo-ipa-outside-vermont-for-first-time

Angry Orchard Green Apple Released in 16 Oz. Cans

As the number one selling hard cider in the US[i], Angry Orchard makes a variety of year-round styles

http://www.brewbound.com/news/angry-orchard-green-apple-released-in-16-oz-cans

TEXAS NOW 5TH LARGEST WINE PRODUCER IN US

Vine plantings are on the rise in Texas, which is now the fifth largest wine producer in America after California, Washington, New York and Oregon.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/texas-now-5th-largest-wine-producer-in-us/

KENTUCKY DERBY TIES WITH OLD FORESTER ON OFFICIAL MINT JULEP

The historic Kentucky Derby has collaborated with Brown-Forman to make Old Forester Mint Julep its official drink.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/old-forester-rtd-named-kentucky-derby-cocktail/?article-source=newsletter&source=383&date=2015-03-17

Guinness beer flavored potato chips now available in US

Now Irish food lovers, no longer have to choose between the two thanks to Burts Potato Chips, a British Snack Food company.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/03/16/guinness-beer-flavored-potato-chips-now-available-in-us/

The 13 Best Beer Countries in the World, Ranked

If you’re looking at sheer production volume numbers, China is number one. If you’re looking at consumption per capita numbers, it’s the Czech Republic.

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-13-best-beer-countries-in-the-world-ranked-113273604936.html

How to Make a Bargain Bottle of Wine Taste More Expensive

It’s called hyperdecanting and it has wine lovers frothing.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/make-bargain-bottle-wine-taste-expensive/story?id=29691513

2014 CRAFT BEER DATA INFOGRAPHIC

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Can a new Cava classification win over consumers?

Cava producers are gearing up to launch a new classification rank for single estate wines,

http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/wine-articles/588085/can-a-new-cava-classification-win-over-consumers

WORST BINGE DRINKING STATES IN THE US

Wisconsin was found to be the state with the greatest levels of binge drinking, followed by Nebraska, District of Columbia, North Dakota and Massachusetts.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/worst-binge-drinking-states-in-the-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=385&date=2015-03-19

HORNITOS UNVEILS SPICED HONEY FLAVOUR TEQUILA

This latest addition to the on-trend flavoured Tequila market is 35% abv with an RRP of US$19.99 for a 750ml bottle.

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MillerCoors gains gluten-free certification for Coors Peak

MillerCoors has become the first of the big three brewers to produce a beer that received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, the group said Wednesday.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2015/03/18/millercoors-gains-gluten-free-certification-for.html

MILK, FISH AND EGGS ARE IN YOUR WINE…SOMETIMES

Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a bottle of wine, and been met with a lump of gunky, muddy looking paste?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/milk-fish-and-eggs-are-in-your-wine-sometimes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2ae6720e3b-March_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2ae6720e3b-38937345

New Massachusetts Licensing Platform

Certificate of Compliance holders can renew their licenses online through the state’s new online system, the “eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.”

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2015/03/17/new-massachusetts-licensing-platform/

Americans Have the Fever for Flavored Alcoholic Beverages

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TIME LAPSE – CHICAGO RIVER BEING DYED GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY, 2015

https://youtu.be/1qHHalOaQQs

“Very high levels of arsenic” in top-selling wines

They included Trader Joe’s famed Two-Buck Chuck White Zinfandel, which came in at three times the limit, a bottle of Ménage à Trois Moscato was four times the limit and a Franzia Blush had five times the EPA limit for drinking water.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawsuit-claims-high-levels-arsenic-found-some-california-made-wines/

FULL LIST OF THE WINES

http://patch.com/connecticut/hamden/has-your-local-hamden-wine-retailer-heard-these-wines-may-contain-poisonous-arsenic

Wine Institute Fact Sheet on Arsenic

http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/03202015

Ocean State Job Lot hopes to sell wine and beer in Leominster and Sturbridge MA

The North Kingston, R.I.-based discount chain plans to apply for a license to sell wine and beer at closeout prices

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http://www.telegram.com/article/20150319/NEWS/303199837/1237

WHAT AMERICA DRANK ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY: INFOGRAPHIC

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-we-drank-on-st-paddys/

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Pedroncelli Winery

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Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

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Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 17, 2015

 

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Fine Irish Cab

750ml $13.99

#shopfranklin

St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 16, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2013 Pinot Grigio


750ml $13.99

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 15, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Petite Sirah

750ml $15.99

 

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 03-14-15

March 14, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-14-15

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

 

This Week We Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

Bota Box Tasting Event

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Our St Patricks Day Newsletter/Sale

http://conta.cc/1CaenGi

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Shop Small Collaboration Efforts Getting into the Details, Rolling up the Sleeves

SHOP SMALL LOGO

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/03/shop-small-collaboration-efforts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FranklinMatters+%28Franklin+Matters%29

 

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Have A Safe St Patrick’s Day

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Whisky is healthy

First Target in MA to sell alcohol

AND MORE!

 

9 Craft Beers To Drink With Gourmet Pizza

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Enhance the flavor of cheap wine with the Oak Bottle

Oakbottle.com interesting way to improve taste of wine.

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http://the-gadgeteer.com/2015/03/07/enhance-the-flavor-of-cheap-wine-with-the-oak-bottle/

Wine 101

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The Best Beer & Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

Make this innocent treat a bit more naughty

http://observer.com/2015/03/the-best-beer-wine-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies/

Aervana is Changing the Way the World Enjoys Wine

New wine accessory and the world’s first electric wine aerator.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/aervana-changing-way-world-enjoys-190100521.html

How to Pack Wine in Your Luggage

These handy tips will help you bring home your favorite pours and avoid any airport mishaps.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/wines/how-to-pack-wine-in-your-luggage/ar-BBibCG1

Wine pairing ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

What kinds of wines could go with Irish food?

http://www.macon.com/2015/03/09/3627763/wine-pairing-ideas-for-st-patricks.html

Our Pairing Ideas

http://www.franklinliquors.com/St_Patricks.htm

Wine Retailers Can Only Ship to 14 States

The number of states previously available to retailers since 2005 has declined from 18 to 14 states

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2015/03/06/wine-retailers-can-only-ship-to-14-states/

More than Hot Air: A Few Words About Oxidation and Reduction

Oxidation and reduction—opposite but intimately related phenomena—are a central (and complex) part of winemaking.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/03/more-than-hot-air-a-few-words-about-oxidation-and-reduction/

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WINE AROMAS AND MEMORY: IT’S SCIENCE!

The truth of the olfactory matter is that we all smell things differently, simply because we all possess our own memories linked to smell.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/connection-between-wine-aromas-memory-science/

7 Regions Define New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Learn the taste differences and tips to find value and quality New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the 7 regions from a wine pro who lived and breathed Sauvignon Blanc on the South island.

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http://winefolly.com/review/new-zealand-sauvignon-blanc/

Wine Label Fools Master of Wine

Why would the winery want to hide the origin of the grapes?

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http://cravedfw.com/2015/03/06/fsito-wine-label-fools-master-of-wine/

GOOGLE ADDS COCKTAIL RECIPES TO SEARCH RESULTS

Cocktail recipes are now being offered on Google Search pages, eliminating the need for users to sift through results pages to find instructions.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/google-adds-cocktail-recipes-to-search-results/?article-source=newsletter&source=377&date=2015-03-09

The 7 Wackiest Whiskey Flavors in Existence

There are so very many other crazily flavored whiskeys out there

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liquorcom/the-7-wackiest-whiskey-fl_b_6819706.html

TOP 10 SEXED-UP ALCOHOL ADVERTS

From nude harvesters and foot fetishes to cherry-popping and body art – the alcohol industry has unleashed all manner of saucy ads over the years.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/top-10-sexed-up-alcohol-adverts/

BEST VALUE VIN DE FRANCE SELECTION: THE RESULTS

The silver and gold medal winning wines from the Best Value Vin de France Selection following a judging session in Paris last month.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/best-value-vin-de-france-selection-the-results/

VILLA MARIA LIGHTENS UP

The Villa Maria Private Bin Lighter collection features a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and rosé, each containing 25% less alcohol than their standard varietal counterpart.

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Kahlúa Salted Caramel

Release of its latest limited-edition offering

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Whiskey Is Healthy?

Whiskey-ophiles can rejoice — that single malt scotch on the rocks that you love so dearly is actually good for you

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/whiskey-is-healthy.html

The Age At Which We Drink The Most Alcohol

According to Science Probably Won’t Surprise You

According to a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine, the age at which we booze the most is… drum roll, please… 25!

http://www.bustle.com/articles/68701-the-age-at-which-we-drink-the-most-alcohol-according-to-science-probably-wont-surprise-you

THE STORY OF HOW BRAILLE WOUND UP ON WINE LABELS

Have you ever picked up a bottle of wine, especially one from the Côtes-du-Rhône region of France, felt Braille on the label, and wonder how it got there?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-story-of-how-braille-wound-up-on-wine-labels/

Wilmington MA Target to Soon Sell Alcohol

Will be FIRST Target in MA to sell alcohol

http://patch.com/massachusetts/wilmington/wilmington-target-soon-sell-alcohol-0

“Flavor Scalping” is Why Your Wine-in-a-Box Tastes Bad

Certain materials cause a process called “flavor scalping,” which draws certain chemicals right out of the food.

http://io9.com/flavor-scalping-is-why-your-wine-in-a-box-tastes-bad-1690477602

Top 5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Beer Glasses

If you want the perfect beer glass for your at-home St. Patrick’s Day festivities

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http://heavy.com/social/2015/03/top-best-st-patricks-day-beer-glasses-deals/

U.S. beer label formats determined by product’s ingredients

Surprisingly, required information on labels of beer sold in the U.S. depends on what ingredients are used to make the beer, not the alcohol level.

http://www.packagingdigest.com/beverage-packaging/us-beer-label-formats-determined-by-products-ingredients150310

Bad Weather In Italy

The River Misa flooded and roofs have been blown off buildings in Liguria, Abruzzo and Marche, while in Tuscany the bad weather caused power cuts.

http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/05/severe-weather-kills-at-least-2-in-italy/

The Perception of Minerality in Wines: A Scientific Perspective

One of the most controversial aspects of the wine tasting note is arguably the concept of minerality.

http://www.academicwino.com/2015/03/perception-of-minerality-in-wine.html/

Monterey Wants Conjunctive Wine Labels

Winery and grower stakeholders on board with plan to grow regional recognition

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Malolactic Simplified

Malolactic fermentation:

A + B = C

Acid + Bacteria = Cream.

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/03/11/malolactic/

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN IRISH WHISKEY

As  the world prepares to toast St Patrick with a dram of Irish whiskey next week, we pay homage to some of the most influential figures in the booming spirit sector.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/the-most-influential-people-in-irish-whiskey/?article-source=newsletter&source=379&date=2015-03-11

Popular beer commercial actor dies at 36

Actor Windell Middlebrooks, who is best known as the straight talking beer delivery man in Miller High Life commercials, has died at the age of 36.

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http://wtnh.com/2015/03/11/tv-popular-beer-commercial-actor-dies-at-36/

Sonoma-Cutrer® Voted Most Popular Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits Magazine names Sonoma-Cutrer top Chardonnay as voted by restaurants

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sonoma-cutrer-voted-most-popular-chardonnay-300049136.html

Champagne vs Prosecco: The Real Differences

Champagne is from France and Prosecco is from Italy, but there are some other things to know about both wines –especially if you like bubbly wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/champagne-vs-prosecco/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a9205fb3aa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a9205fb3aa-62472929&mc_cid=a9205fb3aa&mc_eid=d73340fcba

White Burgundy Wine Map

White Burgundy (Bourgogne) wine, the ultimate French Chardonnay.

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Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

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Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 03-07-15

March 7, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-07-15

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

 

Time Flies!

One Year Anniversary of the Yuengling Brewery entering the Massachusetts market.

During the month of March Our Beer Distributor Atlas will be celebrating.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Natural Wines

Beer And Girl Scout Cookies

 

AND MORE!

 

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MYTH BUSTED – CALLING A WINE “RESERVE” IS MEANINGLESS

The word “reserve” on a bottle of wine has become one of the shadiest terms one can use when it comes to marketing wine.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-calling-wine-reserve-meaningless/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4e9d22750a-March_1_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4e9d22750a-38937345

TOP 10 EROTIC WINE LABELS

We all know that sex sells, but some winemakers are far bolder in their interpretation of the tactic than others.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/top-10-erotic-wine-labels/

COUNTING CALORIES IN 50 POPULAR BEERS: INFOGRAPHIC

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Madeira: The Historic Portuguese Wine That’s Hip Again

This complex, food-friendly fortified wine—a favorite of the Founding Fathers—is emerging as a top choice for today’s wine drinkers, too

http://www.wsj.com/articles/madeira-the-historic-portuguese-wine-thats-hip-again-1425060737

Buying Wine from the Back Label

Using data to decipher winemakers’ language

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http://markallenthornton.com/blog/wine-back-label/

14 Hands Winery Debuts First Limited Release Kentucky Derby® Red Blend

New Wine Available Nationwide and Offered at Select Events during the 141st ‘Run for the Roses

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/14-hands-winery-debuts-first-110000728.html

Shock Top Lemon Shandy This Week!

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Shock Top has announced the return of its Lemon Shandy summer seasonal. Brewed with California lemon peels, Lemon Shandy will begin rolling out this week, kicking off what the company calls an early “unofficial start of summer.” Concurrently, Shock Top has launched a new campaign, titled “72 Degrees and Shock Top,” featuring a cross-country tour of summer-themed events that will travel from California to Boston. Along with Lemon Shandy, Shock Top’s portfolio includes its year-round Belgian White, Honeycrisp Apple Wheat, Raspberry Wheat and Honey Bourbon Wheat, as well as its Pumpkin Wheat and Shockolate Wheat seasonals.

Harpoon Brewery News

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is set to take on distribution of San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers this month, according to news reports. The brewer’s Harpoon Distributing Company offshoot will initially launch Speakeasy’s portfolio into the greater Boston area on-premise, with off-premise retail expansion to follow. Established in 1997, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ core stable includes its Big Daddy IPA, Prohibition Ale, Metropolis Lager, Scarlett Red Rye and Tallulah Extra Pale Ale, among others. In addition to Boston, Speakeasy has a U.S. footprint spanning roughly 11 states.

State Sues Gallo Over Hazardous Dust Used To Make Wine Bottles

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Ernest and Julio Gallo’s glass production plant in Modesto.

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http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/03/02/state-sues-gallo-over-hazardous-dust-used-to-make-wine-bottles/

Nicolas Joly and the Loire’s Wine Culture War

In the Loire Valley—the hotbed of the natural wine movement—a growing number of producers are at odds with the region’s regulatory body

http://punchdrink.com/articles/nicolas-joly-and-the-loire-valleys-wine-culture-war/

Is A Wine’s Year Really That Important?

Buying wine isn’t easy. Okay, let’s rephrase that, because buying wine by aimlessly pointing at a shelf is actually quite easy to do. Buying wine knowledgeably isn’t easy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/wine-year-important_n_6784400.html

Natural wines: no lab-bred yeast, pig’s pancreas or cryo-extraction

Modern winemaking has become a highly industrialised process – but a growing band of producers are going back to basics. The resulting wine is shocking: vibrant,

earthy and alive

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/04/natural-wines-no-lab-bred-yeast-pigs-pancreas-cryo-extraction

The Weird World of Wine Law

Beverage lawyer Lindsey Zahn looks at the reasoning – or lack of it – behind some of wine’s odder laws.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/the-weird-world-of-wine-law

Redd’s Apple Ale adds two flavors

Green Apple and Wicked Mango join portfolio

http://www.bevindustry.com/articles/88253-redds-apple-ale-adds-two-flavors

BEER AND GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Certified Cicerones® Joe Falkowski and Nathan Gunter think about beer and Girl Scout cookie pairings!

http://www.jjtaylor.com/minnesota/tasty-tuesday-beer-girl-scout-cookies/

Blind-Tasting a Mini-Stave Trial

Participants in Oak Conference prefer a blend of flavor profiles

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH NATURAL WINE?

Enter the newest industry buzzword: “Natural” or “The Natural Wine Movement.”

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/the-real-deal-behind-natural-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=387e49cfb0-March_04_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-387e49cfb0-38937345

Top 20 Wine Influencers: Who to follow on Social Media?

Franklin Liquors is 21!

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/03/top-20-wine-influencers-who-to-follow-on-social-media/

Wine Bottle Anatomy

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WINE MAKES YOU APPEAR ‘MORE ATTRACTIVE’

Drinking wine does make you appear more attractive, but more than one glass will send you spiralling back to mediocrity, according to a recent study.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/wine-makes-you-appear-more-attractive/

Attleboro MA liquor store shuttered 24 days in fourth violation for selling to minor in latest police sting

Zip’s Liquor Chest was slammed shut for 24 days straight by the licensing board after a police sting nabbed it for selling to a minor for the third time since 2012 and the fourth time since 2008.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/attleboro-liquor-store-shuttered-days-in-fourth-violation-for-selling/article_4f81f2fc-44bf-5d2f-a9a8-1b3a22c13f41.html

NEW DESIGN FOR OLD GRAND-DAD BONDED BOURBON

Beam Suntory has unveiled a contemporary new bottle design for its Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/new-design-for-old-grand-dad-bonded-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=375&date=2015-03-05

10 PASO ROBLES WINERIES TO WATCH

If the California premium wine business were a family venture, Sonoma County and Napa Valley would be the momma and the papa of this sprawling brood of regions strung up and down the Pacific Coast – the parents who did the pioneering work that gave the state, and indeed the United States, a seat at the table of global producers of fine wines.

WE HAVE HALETR RANCH IN STOCK!

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/10-paso-robles-wineries-to-watch/

Classic Beer and Food Pairings: Do They Really Work?

Can these oft-repeated pairings keep up with the pace of beer’s evolution?

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/test-classic-beer-pairings-stilton-barleywine-oysters-stout-marzen-bratwurst.html

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

11-ntro-argentina-wine-guide-infographic-map-Franklin-liquors

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-of-argentina-map-infographic/

Wine in 90 Seconds: Languedoc France

Nice video review of the region

http://youtu.be/SX_dm4jeb4M

IDAHO RIESLING IN A CAN LAUNCHED

Following on from the success of Oregon Pinot Noir in a can, an Idaho winery has launched a Riesling in a can aimed at beer fans on the move.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/idaho-riesling-in-a-can-launched/

Washington Wine 101

A crash course in the basics of Washington wines, by the numbers:

http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/eat-drink/Washington-Wine-101-295071891.html

Preferred Alcoholic Beverages of Each Country

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Wegmans renews push to serve alcohol in Mass. Supermarkets

Wegmans, the New-York-based supermarket chain with locations at Northborough Crossing and two other spots in Massachusetts, is renewing a push to change the state’s liquor laws in order to serve alcohol inside its stores.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150306/NEWS/150307120

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 02-28-15

February 28, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-28-15

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

 

Our Town Turns 237!

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

Story Of Franklin Liquors And Town Celebration.

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We Officially Kicked Off Our New Saké Expansion!

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Cork Good For Wines

New Tax On Booze In Boston

 

AND MORE!

 

A SNAPSHOT OF SICILY

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

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

WHAT THE HECK IS A SUPER TUSCAN

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

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

THE 20 MOST POPULAR BEERS IN AMERICA

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Reading Restaurant Wine Lists, for Blockbusters and Values

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

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

New Wente Wine

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

WINERY LAUNCHES ‘WINE AND SEX’ NIGHTS

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

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

CORK BRINGS BENEFICIAL PHENOLICS TO WINE

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

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

The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

Eight hot spots producing your next great bottle

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

Jacobs Creek Two Lands launches in US

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

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

New tax on sales of alcohol proposed In Ma

Money would be used for substance abuse programs

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

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

Petaluma Gap appellation designation sought

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

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

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

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

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

TOP 10 SPIRITS APPS

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

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

RUM FLAVOUR MAP LAUNCHED TO AID ‘CONFUSING’ CATEGORY

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

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

Diageo To Unveil “Smart” Bottle For Johnnie Walker Blue

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

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

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

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Use these sommelier tricks to double the quality of your wine

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

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

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

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

7=riona-wire-mesh-header-two-Franklin-Liquors

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

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

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

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

Wine under $10 sucks. Should we care?

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

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

How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

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

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

Cru Bourgeois Gearing Up For U.S. Push

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SKINNYGIRL LAUNCHES SPICY LIME MARGARITA RTD

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

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GRAPE BRITAIN: MOST POPULAR VARIETIES

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

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

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

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

The truth behind five major sake misconceptions.

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

  

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

February 26, 2015

Happy 237th Birthday To OUR Town Franklin, MA

 

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

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

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

Special Birthday Sale

Happy Birthday

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

This is our 6 bottle price on just one bottle!

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKLIN PROUD TO SAY OUR TOWN!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Past Blog On Ben Franklin Birthday

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

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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March 10th

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

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Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

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Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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