Franklin Wine Club Holiday Party 2016 At Davio’s Foxborough

December 6, 2016

Franklin Wine Club Holiday Party At Davio’s 

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Monday December 5th 2016

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The Wines And Food Pairings

The Menu

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Welcome Wine

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Antipasti Wine

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Farinacci Wine

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Caserecci Wine

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With

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Dolce Drink

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With 

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Event Photos

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Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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2017 Winter Wine Education

Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education & Community Learning

 

Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Tuesday January 10th 7pm

WINE LABEL CLASS 

Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?

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

This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-65ca2977f4f84f6689f0e8e72dcc826e

 

Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday January 17th 7pm

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.

This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.

Come explore Italy!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-b8f3b8004a574490909dde98efecf66a

 GO PATS!

Take Care

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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The Wine Tasting Method (Video)

THE MOST ICONIC BEER FROM EVERY STATE

 

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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Belgium seeks UNESCO recognition for its beer drinking

In Belgium, beer drinking is serious business — and could soon be a recognized part of the European nation’s cultural contributions to the world.

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http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/11/25/Belgium-seeks-UNESCO-recognition-for-its-beer-drinking/8551480102347/

 

What’s better than a bottle of wine? How about a case of it, in one bottle?

Precept Wine is betting that wine drinkers will go for its large-format, oversized bottles. The bottles come in 1.5-liter and 3-liter versions, plus a Salmanazar, which holds 9 liters.

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http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/whats-better-than-a-bottle-of-wine-how-about-a-case-of-it-in-one-bottle/

Here’s what wine you should be drinking, according to how you take your coffee

The way you drink your coffee can say a lot about your preference for fragrance, aroma, body, and acidity.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/wine-recommendations-based-on-coffee-2016-11

 

Raise a Glass to These 5-Step Wine Cake Pops!

Which do you prefer — red or white? Share a glass of wine (in cake pop form) with guests of all ages this holiday season!

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https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2016/11/wine-cake-pops/

 

Wine Tips And Secrets For Enjoying This Tasty Beverage

“You need to be friends with your local wine store. It is important to know the difference in shops.”

http://health-womens.com/wine-tips-and-secrets-for-enjoying-this-tasty-beverage-2/

 

TOP 10 DIFFICULT WINE NAMES

Check out the top 10 list

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/top-10-difficult-wine-names/

NEW ZEALAND WINERIES COUNT COST OF EARTHQUAKE

The recent earthquake in New Zealand led to the loss of around 2% of Marlborough’s total wine production, however a record 2016 harvest means this will not impact supply, or the 2017 vintage, says New Zealand Winegrowers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/new-zealand-wineries-count-cost-of-earthquake/

 

HAIL STORM WREAKS HAVOC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The local industry wine body Riverland Wine is offering support to wine growers in South Australia’s Riverland after a devastating hail storm wreaked havoc throughout the region, “shredding” the vines of many producers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/hail-storm-wreaks-havoc-on-riverland-vines/

 

Turning Narrow-Minded Wine Lovers On to Something New

Sure, the wine world can be intimidating. But drinking the same bottle year in, year out is no answer. Lettie Teague shares strategies to help get drinkers out of their wine ruts

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/turning-narrow-minded-wine-lovers-on-to-something-new-1479933707

 

On a Pilgrimage to Parras, Mexico’s Underrated Wine Region

Just two hours from the cosmopolitan city of Monterrey is the Parras Valley; this verdant stretch of northeastern Mexico is home to the oldest winery in the Americas (Casa Madero, open in 1597) and a vibrant if underrated scene with 14 wineries—some old, some new, most still family run, but all very ambitious with their plans for this region

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/on-a-pilgrimage-to-parras-mexicos-underrated-wine-region

 

These Men Are Harvesting Wine From Namibia’s Palm Trees

To obtain the sap, the men first pierce a well-aged male palm trunk with stakes, then use the stakes to scale the tree, which can tower up to 100 feet.

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http://time.com/4566187/namibia-palm-tree-wine/

 

Can You Solve The Diluted Wine Puzzle? Famous 16th Century Math Problem

How many cups of wine were originally in the barrel?

http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2016/11/27/can-you-solve-the-diluted-wine-puzzle-famous-16th-century-math-problem/

 

The Wine Tasting Method (Video)

The wine tasting method is a simple process that will help you identify specific features in wine while tasting it.

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-wine-tasting-method-video/

 

5 DELICIOUS BOOZE-FILLED CAKES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON CRAVINGS

Why enjoy just a drink when you can enjoy your favorite alcohol in a delicious dessert?

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-delicious-booze-filled-cakes-for-your-holiday-season-cravings/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=996a6d4cac-Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Tuesday+29th+November&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-996a6d4cac-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Tuesday+29th+November%29&mc_cid=996a6d4cac&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT PETIT CHABLIS

The Chablis vineyards surround the quiet stone walled town of Chablis in central France and are part of Burgundy

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/the-truth-about-petit-chablis/

Restaurant Cuisine Types With Best Growth

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Budweiser Kicks Off Holidays With Redesigned Packaging

To celebrate the 140th holiday season of Budweiser, the brand has launched newly designed, limited-edition holiday packaging.

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http://www.ballerstatus.com/2016/11/23/budweiser-kicks-off-holidays-redesigned-packaging/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b13fb2b9db-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+28%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b13fb2b9db-36686829

 

U.S. – Top Five Canadian Whisky Brand

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New bottle design for Sandeman Port

The new glass bottle is embossed and features a detailed label, adorned with the Sandeman cloaked figure, ‘The Don’, which was originally designed in 1928. A wax seal references its award-winning status.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2016/16887-new-bottle-design-for-sandeman-port.html

 

THE MOST ICONIC BEER FROM EVERY STATE

We set out to identify the most iconic beer brewed in each of the 50 states

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/most-famous-beers-every-state

 

The Secret History of Ruinart’s Storied Champagne Caves in Reims

Thomas Jefferson is said to have ordered a case of Ruinart

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-secret-history-of-ruinarts-storied-champagne-caves-in-reims

TOP 25 BEERS OF 2016

Sure, numeric scores and pricing play important roles, but of similar consideration is the representation of various brands, styles, countries, production sizes and overall product availability.

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http://www.winemag.com/toplists/top25beers2016/?utm_source=Wine%20Enthusiast.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1603140_WEM%20Top%2025%20Beers%202016&utm_content=25beersBUT&dm_i=219S,YCZO,373VDG,2O3IV,1

Why are there crystals in my wine?

Don’t panic, you’re probably not about to die from eating broken glass; those little shards in your wine are more likely to be tartrate crystals.

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/tartrate-crystals-in-wine-346248/

Sutter Home sues Shmaltz Brewing over ‘Menage a Trois’ trademark

Accusing the brewery of infringing its “Menage a Trois” trademark by selling a 12-pack of its beers with the “MANNAge a Trois” name.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sutter-home-sues-shmaltz-brewing-over-menage-trois-174102091–sector.html

 

New 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates is adding two new wines to its fast-growing 19 Crimes brand from Australia. Newcomers include The Banished Dark Red ($12), a blend of Shiraz with touches of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache; and The Warden ($25), also a Shiraz-based blend. Both are sourced from South Eastern Australia. 19 Crimes, which launched in 2013, crested a quarter-million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, earning “Hot Brand” honors.

MOMMA, DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WINE REPS

Interesting look and tips for wine sales positions

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/momma-dont-let-your-babies-grow-up-to-be-wine-reps

The difference between Port and Port-styled wines

And although many domestic wineries make a Port-styled wine, that name can no longer be used on a wine label, even in describing the wine.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6367641-181/on-wine-the-difference-between

 

Britain could be a major WINE producer and exporter by 2100 – because of climate change

Areas like Peckham and Milton Keynes could be ideal for producing wine despite their unglamorous reputations

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2301355/britain-could-be-a-major-wine-producer-and-exporter-by-2100-because-of-climate-change/

 

The $845 Wine Book That Dealers Can’t Keep in Stock

Assouline’s Impossible Collection of Wine details last century’s most incredible vintages.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/assouline-impossible-collection-of-wine-review

Wine for Everyone!

According to data released earlier this year, millennials drank 42 percent of all wine last year, outpacing baby boomers and Gen Xers.

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http://www.portlandmercury.com/wine-for-everyone/2016/11/30/18720516/wine-for-everyone

 

Musical Wine Glasses

This might come handy as a nice gift idea for your audiophile/musical friends or simply to treat yourself.

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http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/11/musical-wine-glasses.html

 

 

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

WINE LABEL CLASS

Tuesday January 10th 7pm

 

Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?

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

This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-65ca2977f4f84f6689f0e8e72dcc826e

Exploring Italian Wines

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Tuesday January 17th 7pm

Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.

This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.

Come explore Italy!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-b8f3b8004a574490909dde98efecf66a

Medway Community Education

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WINE TASTING 101

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Thursday January 26th 7-9pm

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine. The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile. With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

Participants must be 21 years of age

Exploring French Wines

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Thursday February 9th 7-9pm

Lets take a trip to France in this education and tasting class.

We will cover French wine growing regions and what wines to look for.

French wine laws and labels will be examined.

What is difference between Champagne and a Cremant?

What are the grapes in Burgundy?

What is the one red grape grown in Alsace?

What are French Dessert wines?

After this class you will have all the tips needed to start buying and enjoying the wines of France!

Participants must be 21 years of age

 

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Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

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

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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History behind the rare and frivolous Beaujolais Nouveau

Tasting notes decoded

The Misunderstood Art of Wine Sniffing

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 

5 surprising beer and food pairings

Time to branch out from beer and crisps

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/food-drink/surprising-beer-food-pairings-a7423501.html

 

Wine lovers: Don’t ignore Virginia

Today, roughly 410 years after the first settlers arrived in Jamestown, the state has a thriving commercial wine industry. The fact is, only four states are home to more wineries than Virginia: California, Washington, Oregon and New York.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-virginia-wine-food-1125-20161118-column.html

 

Avoiding the additives lurking in your wine bottle

If you think all wine is simply fermented grape juice bottled, you’re wrong. Wine can contain all sorts of additives including high-fructose corn syrup, granulated white sugar, gum arabic, potassium sorbate and more.

https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2016/11/18/avoiding-the-additives-lurking-in-your-wine-bottle-sipped.html

In Cognac Country, Pineau Is Not Pinot

In western France, where Ugni Blanc and other grapes are used to produce Cognac, locals frequently mention ‘PEE-no.’ They are not referring to ‘Pinot,’ but ‘Pineau,’ a regionally favored blend of Cognac eau-de-vie with fresh grape juice (usually non-alcoholic), typically in a 1 to 3 ratio. Like wine, you can select red, rosé or white Pineau and choose whether or not you want it aged in oak.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2016/11/17/in-cognac-country-pineau-is-not-pinot/#1b4296e618cd

 

MA Wholesaler Settlement

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $750,000 settlement from Massachusetts wholesaler Craft Beer Guild, LLC, a subsidiary of the Sheehan Family Companies, for trade practice violations laid out in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA). Craft Beer Guild allegedly paid illegal “slotting fees” to retailers for favorable product placement and shelf space. The payment marks the largest compromise the TTB has recovered from a sole industry player for such violations.

The Perception of Wine As a Healthy Beverage: A Study of US Demographics

While we’ve certainly seen stories of wine’s purported health benefits on a somewhat regular basis over the last few decades, the idea of wine as being good for you can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome.

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http://www.academicwino.com/2016/11/perception-wine-healthy.html/

 

Premiumization, crappy wine, and what we drink

Producers made conscious decisions to change the way the wine was made that had nothing to do with winemaking and everything to do with the marketplace

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/premiumization-crappy-wine-what-we-drink/

 

Coke has launched a ‘selfie bottle’ that takes a snap while you sip

Coca-Cola has set its sights on winning over social media users after unveiling a custom built ‘selfie bottle’ which will take your pic whilst glugging down the fizzy drink.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/coca-cola-launches-selfie-bottle-2016-11

 

10 Varieties from the Birthplace of Wine

The Caucasus region encompasses the countries of Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; and parts of Iran, Russia, and Turkey. This region is considered to be the birthplace of wine.

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http://winefolly.com/update/10-wine-varieties-birthplace-wine/

 

Large-scale vs. small-production winemaking: Is there a difference?

High-volume wines are generally made in huge tanks, with wood chips, staves or even powder added to provide the oak flavor. Producers can inject tiny amounts of oxygen over a couple months to mimic a couple years of barrel aging. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/business/article115296008.html#storylink=cpy

Wine Tax By State

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3 Wines that will Change the way You Think About Wine

A few remarkable wines with highly unique aromas. These are wines that are excellent for people who want to strengthen their aromatic repertoire.

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LABATT CUTS BEER FOR LIFE PERK

Canadian brewery Labatt has decided to scrap one of its most attractive retirement perks – free beer for life.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/labatt-cuts-beer-for-life-perk/

TAIWAN’S REPEAT DUI OFFENDERS GET ‘CORPSE CLEANING’ AS PUNISHMENT

Repeat DUI offenders in Taiwan will get an unorthodox punishment by working in the morgue to help clean up corpses as part of their community service, the city’s latest move to curb its increasing and often deadly DUI cases, reports Taiwan’s United Daily News.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/taiwans-repeat-dui-offenders-get-corpse-cleaning-as-punishment/

Cool Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers

This year’s holiday gift guide features an idea for every budget with gifts that range in price from $17.99 to $1,499.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/11/21/cool-gift-ideas-for-wine-lovers/#67d767235d75

 

6 Delicious Things to Do With Leftover Wine, Just in Case You Don’t Pound the Whole Bottle

Save a few drops: Trust us, it’s worth it.

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http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/leftover-wine-recipes-brownies-truffles-granita-poached-eggs-jelly

 

New Harpoon

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is introducing its popular Hoppy Adventure Double IPA in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. Hoppy Adventure (7.8% abv) was previously available only on draft. Harpoon recently entered the Wisconsin and Minnesota markets, bringing its distribution footprint to 27 states. The company ranks as the 19th-largest U.S. craft brewer, according to the Brewers Association.

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Make a Baby, Get a Free Trip to Italy—Here’s How

One Italian town is getting creative with its tourist initiatives.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/romantic-getaways/free-trip-italy

 

DIAGEO TO CLOSE USVI RUM AGEING SITES

Diageo has confirmed that it will move all maturation and warehousing for its Captain Morgan rum brand from the US Virgin Islands to Maryland in the US by the end of next year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/11/diageo-to-close-usvi-rum-ageing-sites/

 

 

THE DOLOMITE STUFF: TRENTODOC WINEMAKERS TAKE ON THE POWER OF PROSECCO

The producers of bottle-fermented Trentodoc wine want to convince the world that their fizz is head and shoulders above other Italian sparklers. But will they be able to persuade Prosecco lovers to pay for Champagne quality?

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/the-dolomite-stuff-trentodoc-winemakers-take-on-the-power-of-prosecco/

 

The science of hangovers

While there is still no magical cure, scientists are coming closer to understanding the science behind the phenomenon that afflicts many

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http://www.mcgilltribune.com/sci-tech/the-science-of-hangovers-112216/

 

Holiday Shopping Guide: Craft Beer Games

These aren’t “drinking games,” per se, but rather games that in some way incorporate real craft breweries or simulate the process of opening and running one.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2016/11/23/holiday-shopping-guide-craft-beer-games/#20f860a36e3b

 

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2016

The Countdown Begins November 28 at WineSpectator.com, as Magazine Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/11/23/wine-spectator-unveil-top-100-wines-2016

 

The Blending Lab lets you play mad scientist with wine

The Blending Lab, a new tasting room located near the Grove, is making wine tasting fun again with blending classes

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https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/blog/the-blending-lab-lets-you-play-mad-scientist-with-wine-112216

 

14 science-backed answers to your biggest questions about wine

Here’s a handy guide to 14 of your slightly embarrassing and nerdy questions about wine that will increase your wine expertise.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/questions-wine-science-2016-11/#-1

 

How identical are individual bottles of the same wine?

Wine changes with each new vintage.   But two bottles of the same vintage of the same wine can taste different, too

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/how-identical-are-individual-bottles-of-wine/

 

OFFICIAL GAME OF THRONES WINE SET FOR LAUNCH

An official range of Game of Thrones wine made in collaboration with a Californian wine estate is due to be launched in the US next spring.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/official-game-of-thrones-wine-set-for-launch/

 

How to Choose Champagne

Champagne is not cheap, so it’s not a purchase to fool around with.

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http://winefolly.com/review/how-to-choose-champagne/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=7852a8aecb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-7852a8aecb-62472929&mc_cid=7852a8aecb&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

European Wine Exploration Map

Check out this map of 35 great wines from western Europe. Have you’ve tried them all?

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/european-wine-exploration-map/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=7852a8aecb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-7852a8aecb-62472929&mc_cid=7852a8aecb&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Tuesday January 10th 7pm

 

Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?

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

This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

 

Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday January 17th 7pm

Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.

This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.

Come explore Italy!

Medway Community Education

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WINE TASTING 101

Thursday January 26th 7-9pm

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine. The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile. With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

Participants must be 21 years of age

Exploring French Wines

Thursday February 9th 7-9pm

Lets take a trip to France in this education and tasting class.

We will cover French wine growing regions and what wines to look for.

French wine laws and labels will be examined.

What is difference between Champagne and a Cremant?

What are the grapes in Burgundy?

What is the one red grape grown in Alsace?

What are French Dessert wines?

After this class you will have all the tips needed to start buying and enjoying the wines of France!

Participants must be 21 years of age

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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2014 French Wine Scholar Program

Feb 28-May 2nd Tuesdays

Review+ Test

Feb 28, and run every Tuesday until May 2 with no class during April break on 4/18. Review 5/16, Exam 5/30.

Feb 16th Oscars and wine with sugar

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

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

 

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Franklin Wine Club The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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10 Italian Wines To Learn Italy

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Thanksgiving What To Serve With The Bird Newsletter

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

History behind the rare and frivolous Beaujolais Nouveau

Tasting notes decoded

The Misunderstood Art of Wine Sniffing

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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This Algorithm’s Taste in Wine Is Better Than Yours

With the new site Verve Wine, master sommelier Dustin Wilson sides with the robots.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-11/this-algorithm-s-taste-in-wine-is-better-than-yours

 

How To Drink Like A Billionaire: A Guide To Wine, Champagne, And Spirits For The 99%

Wine expert and writer Mark Oldman has coined the term “billionaire drinker”in his third book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhua/2016/11/10/mark-oldman-how-to-drink-like-a-billionaire-be-a-rule-breaker/#36f6cf0f1121

 

Thanksgiving beer picks

Thanksgiving dinner is probably the largest meal that many of us will eat all year and it can be one of the most complex meals in terms of flavors and dishes served.

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http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/food/2016/11/11/jeff-bakers-thanksgiving-craft-beer-review-recommendation/93583494/

 

Cannabis Cocktails? Constellation Sees Opening as Pot Laws Ease

Constellation Brands Inc., the alcohol giant that sells Corona beer and Svedka vodka, is considering a new approach to livening up its beverages: marijuana.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/weed-liquor-corona-executive-sees-opportunity-in-legalization

 

New Belgium Announces Distribution in Massachusetts in 2017

Massachusetts’ love affair with New Belgium will begin just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/new-belgium-announces-distribution-massachusetts-2017?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3de8cf054b-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3de8cf054b-36686829

 

5 wine-tastic facts about Tempranillo

Spain’s famous Rioja region is renowned for its vibrant and expressive wines made from Tempranillo, which tend to be aromatic and spicy with red fruit aromas and flavors

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http://www.sfgate.com/sponsoredarticles/lifestyle/food-recipes-entertaining/article/5-wine-tastic-facts-about-Tempranillo-10606166.php

 

ROTTEN WINE GRAPE REVIEW

With grapes, there are two sides of the mold story when talking about a very specific fungus called Botrytis cinerea.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/rotten-wine-grape-review/

Americas Craft Beer Capitals

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Wine by Design Releases Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship Sparkling Wine

To celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ historic first World Series championship since 1908, Wine by Design, the exclusive wine licensee of Major League Baseball, is delivering a limited-edition World Series Championship Brut

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wine-by-design-releases-chicago-cubs-2016-world-series-championship-sparkling-wine-300361240.html

England’s wine industry is booming, thanks to climate change.

The information helps both the winegrower and global climate science.

http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/10/climate-change-is-good-news-for-england-s-wine-industry

 

The Affordable French White Wine You Probably Don’t Know About

Why It’s Time to Consider White Bordeaux

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http://www.thekitchn.com/the-affordable-french-white-wine-you-probably-dont-know-about-237669

 

Controlling Birds in the Vineyards

Loss of valuable grapes is an annual problem and until now there have been very limited options for control. Vineyards with Kites

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http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/falcon-crop-protection.html#whatsnew

White Wine: Top 11 Shocking Health Benefits

When it comes to the health benefits of drinking alcohol, red wine gets all the attention. However, white wine is not without its health benefits – in fact, there are quite a few that have gone unnoticed.

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http://ppcorn.com/us/2016/11/09/white-wine-11-shocking-health-benefits/

Mastering Mendoza Malbec

Mendoza is a large province (nearly the size of Illinois) that is home to 75% of the Argentina’s vineyards and Malbec is the region’s most celebrated grape

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http://winefolly.com/review/mastering-mendoza-malbec/

The Misunderstood Art of Wine Sniffing

Why is it that many wine lovers, upon uncorking a bottle of wine and then pouring a glass, begin by sniffing?

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20161110/off-vine-misunderstood-art-of-wine-sniffing

 

A Must Muscadet

You probably have an image of Muscadet that begins on a scale of steely simplicity and works down to utter vinous neutrality.

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https://intoxreport.com/2016/11/09/a-must-muscadet/

 

7 Great Choices for Thanksgiving Wines

Some classic wine choices for Thanksgiving as well as a few new intriguing options that you might not have considered.

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http://winefolly.com/update/8-great-thanksgiving-wines-2016/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ad3f008421-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ad3f008421-62472929&mc_cid=ad3f008421&mc_eid=d73340fcba

The Best Wines to Try From Chile

As a new world wine region, with 2,700 miles of coastline along the frigid Pacific Ocean, Chile produces wines that are both fruit-forward factor and herbaceous, similar to French wine

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-best-wines-to-try-from-chile/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ad3f008421-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ad3f008421-62472929&mc_cid=ad3f008421&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Thanksgiving wine snobbery exposed!

All together, now: deep breaths. Stay calm. Don’t sweat about the wine for Thanksgiving.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/thanksgiving-wine-snobbery-exposed/2016/11/11/399d706c-a749-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html

Move Over Malbec, Bonarda is Argentina’s Next Red

It’s Argentina’s second most widely planted red grape! Find out more about this delightful red wine and why you might even prefer it to Malbec.

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http://winefolly.com/update/move-over-malbec-bonarda-is-argentina/

 

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Portugal

True wine aficionados know the secrets of Portugal’s soil, but too many of the world’s oenophiles don’t know what they’re missing

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/wine-lover-guide-portugal

 

 

WINE AND VINYL DELIVERY SERVICE LAUNCHED

A blues musician has launched a wine and vinyl company that sends subscribers a 12-inch album and a wine designed to complement the record each month.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/wine-and-vinyl-delivery-service-launched/

 

Glass of wine before cigarette ‘can prevent damage’

Wine prevented the release of micro-particles from artery walls which indicate smoking damage

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/glass-of-wine-smoking-cigarette-prevent-damage-viktoria-schwarz-a7419301.html

 

The labels on these wine bottles are short stories, so you can read while you sip

Italian winery Matteo Correggia and design agency Reverse Innovation have teamed up for a new range that professes to be “where great wine and literary pleasure meet”.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-labels-on-these-wine-bottles-are-short-stories-so-you-can-read-while-you-sip-a7420981.html

13 beer off-flavors to know and avoid

Things that make you go “ew.”

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http://draftmag.com/13-beer-off-flavors/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=de81cee58f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+16%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-de81cee58f-36686829

 

Tasting notes decoded

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#WIM7Lo0m3pltFs2L.99

History behind the rare and frivolous Beaujolais Nouveau

French law prohibited its sale before Nov. 15 of each year

2016 NOW IN STOCK!!

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6290417-181/berger-the-whimsical-history-of

 

Wine advertising gets blown away by beer: Nielsen

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What Everyone Should Know About the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA

Commercial wine grape cultivation started in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) during the early 1970’s. It was granted AVA status in 1991. Today, there are 50 vineyards and 6,200 acres under vine.

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http://www.fredswan.wine/2016/11/15/what-everyone-should-know-santa-lucia-highlands/

 

New Not Your Fathers Products

Wauconda, Illinois-based Small Town Brewery is introducing two new limited edition beers, Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA and Not Your Father’s Cherry Ale. Taproom IPA is made with U.S. and European malts and Yakima Valley hops, while the cherry ale is brewed with U.S., Belgian and German malts, Washington sour cherries and German hops. Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA (6.5% abv) and Cherry Ale (8.5% abv) will be available initially in Oregon and Washington in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles for about $11. The new entries join Small Town’s Not Your Father’s hard soda range that includes the flagship Root Beer, which depleted nearly 3 million (2.25-gallon) cases in 2015, earning Impact “Hot Brand” honors.

 

THE 10 BEST DOCUMENTARIES AND SHOWS ABOUT BOOZE

Whether you want to learn more about the exclusive world of sommeliers or you’re looking for some drink recipes from a professional mixologist, this list has you covered.

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http://decider.com/2016/05/05/10-best-documentaries-on-booze/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=DeciderTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

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Franklin Wine Club 10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

November 18, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Education And Tasting Event

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Thursday November 17th 2016

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions. In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently. He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2013 Chiarlo Nebbiolo Il Principe

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750ml $19.99

Wine #2

2014 Caldaro-Schiava

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750ml $19.99

Wine #3

2011 Sartori Regolo-Corvina

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750ml $23.99

Wine #4

N/V Villa Sandi-Prosecco

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750ml $15.99

Wine #5

N/V Bellagio Rosso Dolce-Lambrusco

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750ml $11.99

Wine #6

2014 Cecchi Chianti Classico-Sangiovese

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750ml $16.99

Wine #7

2014 Casal Farento Verdicchio dei Jesi

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750ml $14.99

Wine #8

2014 Poggio Anima Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

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750ml $17.99

Wine #9

2014 Fratelli Urciuolo -Aglianico

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750ml $14.99

Wine #10

2013 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria-Zibibbo

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375ml $47.99

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Franklin Wine Club Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

November 13, 2016

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The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Education And Tasting Event

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Saturday November 12th 2016

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 4:00 PM

Franklin Liquors
363 East Central Street Franklin, MA

35 Wine Explorers Went

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some…

Check out this Meetup →

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Chateau la Genestiere Rosé

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Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Clairette

750ml $22.99

Wine #2

2015 Maz Caz 

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60% Grenache Blanc 40% Roussanne

Only 500 cases made

750ml $15.99

Wine #3

2014 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres

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70% Grenache 30% Syrah

750ml $15.99

Wine #4

2013 Domaine des Escaravailles Rasteau La Ponce

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80% Grenache 20% Syrah

750ml $25.99

Wine #5

2015 Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Brun

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100% Syrah

750ml $21.99

Special Wine

2011 Domaine Du Coulet Cornas Billes Noires

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Only 100 Cases Made!!!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

A crash course on ice wine

A Guide to Dark Beers

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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The company that started the craft beer movement has gone flat

Boston Beer shares are now half the price they were in early 2015, and it still doesn’t look like a bargain, with the company’s most recent quarter showing another drop in beer shipments of 12% and revenue falling 14% from the same quarter last year.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/sam-adams-craft-beer-movement-sales-2016-11

 

The top 25 beers of 2016

These beers, all new or newly packaged in the last 12 months, are a testament to where beer is today—and, we can only hope, where beer will continue to go.

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http://draftmag.com/the-top-25-beers-of-2016/

The Best Coffee Beers to Pick Based on Your Favorite Coffee Drink

You don’t even have to spike your coffee—these breweries have done it for you

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http://www.extracrispy.com/drinks/1291/the-best-coffee-beers-to-pick-based-on-your-favorite-coffee-drink

A Guide to Dark Beers

Find the right beer for fall.

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http://luckypeach.com/guides/a-guide-to-dark-beers-porter-stout-ale/

The phylloxera wine louse is back with a vengeance

Vineyards in California and Oregon on alert as the pest that devastated Europe’s grapevines in the 1800s turns its sights on once-resistant America

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2042366/phylloxera-wine-louse-back-vengeance

What happens as wine ages?

Everyone knows wine undergoes complex changes with age – aromas, flavours and colours can transform to reveal a completely new character

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http://www.decanter.com/features/unearthing-the-secrets-of-age-247501/#OsmLcZFLSZX56jji.99

The Wines of Campania: Getting Better and Better

One of the most positive developments in Italy’s wine scene over the last 30 years has been the total transformation of Campania

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http://www.vinous.com/articles/the-wines-of-campania-getting-better-and-better-nov-2016

 

Someone claims to have finally made hangover-free beer

Thomas Gesink, a Dutch beer maker, says that he’s cracked the code for brewing beer which gets people drunk but doesn’t leave them cowering in a dark corner the next morning.

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http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/03/attention-someone-claims-to-have-finally-made-hangover-free-beer-6232016/

 

Why craft beer fans freak out when small breweries sell to big-name companies

Many craft industry personnel say that as consolidation of beer ownership increases, the chances for small brewers to compete decreases.

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http://www.guidelive.com/craft-beer/2016/11/03/craft-beer-fans-freak-small-breweries-sell-big-name-companies

 

Refresh your Palate with the Turbiana Grape of Lugana

Wines of Lugana with the Lugana DOC Wine Consortium at the Boston stop on their US tour.

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http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2016/10/turbiana-grape-of-lugana-wines.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=cf973bce93-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-cf973bce93-294676161

 

French wine makers fear ‘worst harvest for 40 years’

Official figures from the Ministry of Agriculture show 2016 as one of the worst years in three decades, with production down one third in Champagne and other key wine regions like Burgundy and the Loire valley almost as badly hit.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20161106/french-wine-makers-fear-worst-harvest-for-40-years

 

Dogfish Head Will Finally Release Beer in Cans

By the middle of the month, the Delaware brewery will release one of its standards, the 60 Minute IPA, as its first-ever canned beer.

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/11/dogfish-head-will-finally-release-beer-in-cans.html

 

Ultimate beer league hockey stick, created by Narragansett Beer

The first and only hockey stick specifically designed for beer leagues!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ultimate-beer-league-hockey-stick-created-by-narragansett-beer-162848091.html

 

The Buyer’s Guide to 75 of the Best California Wines

F&W executive wine editor Lettie Teague, senior editor Ray Isle and frequent contributor Richard Nalley tried hundreds of wines made from these grapes to find the 75 best.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-buyers-guide-to-75-of-the-best-california-wines?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw

 

Modern wine vintage charts: pro or con?

Vintage charts, which provide a quality score for each wine vintage in some specified wine-making region, have been a conspicuous part of the wine landscape for many decades. However, there has also been an increasing amount of criticism in recent years.

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http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2016/11/modern-wine-vintage-charts-pro-or-con.html

 

A crash course on ice wine

In the global world of wine, Canada is renowned for its ice wine.

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https://www.thereview.ca/2016/11/05/a-crash-course-on-ice-wine/

 

I bought alcohol for my kids, even when they were underage. Here’s why.

Interesting read

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/11/08/i-bought-alcohol-for-my-kids-even-when-they-were-underage-heres-why/

Voters in MA 3rd Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

Voters in the Massachusetts House 3rd Hampshire District on Tuesday were supporting a non-binding ballot question favoring legislation that would lower the legal age for buying beer and wine to 19.

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http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/voters_in_massachusetts_house_3rd_hampshire_amherst_drinking_age.html

If a wine tastes like underbrush or ‘forest floor,’ where do those flavors come from?

Reds from such places as Tuscany, Piedmont, Bordeaux. Many pinot noirs, too, can suggest that quality.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/if-a-wine-tastes-like-underbrush-or-forest-floor-where-do-those-flavours-come-from/article32719208/

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November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

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Franklin Wine Club Boston Winery Event

November 6, 2016

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Boston Winery Event

Our 50th Meeting Since 2014!

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Saturday November 5th 2016

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Bottom 50th Meetup 2016 Over 440 Members later!

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

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Boston winery Host Vito Bruno The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Biodynamically, using grape sourced from…

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2012 Chardonnay

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750ml $16.99

Napa Fruit 3 months in oak

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N/V Without Papers

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750ml $12.99

Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache Blend From California Fruit

Wine #3

2014 Pinot Noir

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750ml $16.99

Club Favorite!

Unfiltered aged in French oak

Wine #4

2014 Super Tuscan

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750ml $16.99

50% Sangiovese 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #5

2014 Boston Red Blend

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750ml $16.99

50% Syrah 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $16.99

Alexander Valley Fruit

5 Months in Oak

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Franklin Wine Glass Painting And Wine Class

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Franklin Wine Club Upcoming Event

Nov 17th Thursday

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

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 

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

Here are ten fascinating nuggets of trivia about German beer to reinvigorate your love for the amber nectar.

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https://www.thelocal.de/20161028/10-facts-german-beer-list-bavaria-brewing-brewery-ale-alcohol

The world’s first wine school will soon open in Italy

The Wine School in Perugia, Umbria, will be the world’s first educational center dedicated to wine.

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https://www.thelocal.it/20161028/the-worlds-first-wine-school-opening-in-italy

 

Mega Purple – an insidious additive that can ruin a wine

MegaPurple is a grape juice concentrate that, when used in tiny amounts, can effectively add color to a wine. Use too much, and winemakers risk ruining the wine

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/10/27/mega-purple-podcast/

 

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHAMPAGNE + MAP

Not all bubbly is created equal, so while “champagne” is often used as a general term to describe all sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from the small northern region of Champagne, France.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/definitive-guide-champagne-map/

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

A server tells me this as she approaches and offers a serving tray stacked with joints, just as she came around earlier offering sticky grilled shrimp skewers glazed with passion fruit.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/why-weed-pairings-are-the-new-wine-pairings

 

The Secrets of Sonoma

Discover small‑production wines that whisper to connoisseurs and collectors.

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/10/27/the-secrets-of-sonoma/

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination

A look at the leaders of the Lone Star State’s new school of wine.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-texas-is-americas-most-underrated-wine-destination

 

New radio show celebrates NJ wine

New Jersey’s wine production grows stronger every year, and a new radio program is telling us all about it….

http://wctcam.com/podcasts/nj-winedown-radio-show/

 

US STARTUP MATCHES WINES TO YOUR DNA

A Silicon Valley wine delivery startup is offering what could be the ultimate personalised wine experience – analysing a customer’s DNA to then match wines to their individual tastes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/us-startup-claims-it-can-match-wine-to-your-dna/

 

AUSTRIA INTRODUCES SEKT PYRAMID

Austria has introduced a “quality pyramid” for its Sekt, with three categories ranging from “Klassik” to “Grosse Reserve”.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/austria-introduces-sekt-pyramid/

 

5 Reasons Celebrities Should Never, Ever Make Wine

Celebrities today have become brands, looking to expand their presence into every realm—including wine. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague says enough is enough

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/5-reasons-celebrities-should-never-ever-make-wine-1477593143

 

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

It’s getting to a stage when the only time it makes sense to buy supermarket wine is when it’s on promotion.

An independent wine shop, on the other hand, will generally offer you better value for money, as well as expert advice on the sort of wine that should appeal to you.

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/27/supermarket-wine-not-bargain-cracked-up-to-be-independent-wine-shops-fiona-beckett

Samuel Adams Hopscape debuts in January

Samuel Adams Hopscape will be available starting in January in 12 ounce bottles, cans and draft.

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http://beerstreetjournal.com/samuel-adams-hopscape/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4c86948bb2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4c86948bb2-36686829

 

Huge, record-setting Washington harvest wrapping up

What already was anticipated to be the largest harvest in Washington history looks like it will be even larger than thought, according to grape growers and winemakers across the state.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/11/01/record-2016-wine-harvest/

 

You’re Drinking Wine All Wrong, Says This Self-Professed “Crazy French Woman”

The fact is most wines are manipulated with chemicals and technology, made to taste a certain way, for mass consumption.

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http://www.vogue.com/13498073/wine-drinking-mistakes-natural-wine-isabelle-legeron/

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vs Grape Pricing

What determines grape pricing and how does this pricing affect wine pricing?

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https://vinsightsgwp.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/napa-cabernet-sauvignon-wine-vs-grape-pricing/

Exploring migration of wine through Italy

Anyone who ever ordered a pizza from a local Italian restaurant knows, Italy appears on placemats or menus as a great boot, poised to kick the soccer ball called Sicily through the goals once named in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules. We know the area as Gibraltar today.

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http://www.oregonwinepress.com/oregon-via-oenotria

 

How to get the wine you really want

A new oenological contraption comes with a palette for your palate

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http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21709491-new-oenological-contraption-comes-palette-your-palate-how-get

We tasted, reviewed and ranked 86 pumpkin beers.

So, what makes a successful pumpkin beer? The answer is obviously different for everyone

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http://draftmag.com/tasting-ranking-86-best-pumpkin-beers/

 

Hand Harvesting’s Rage Against the Machines

Can machinery ever offer the same quality as hand-picking? L.M. Archer looks at the arguments for and against.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/11/hand-harvesting-s-rage-against-the-machines?h=1

 

The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

The decision to shun the kosher laws surrounding wine production.

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http://forward.com/food/352872/the-dark-side-of-kosher-wine/

 

A Note From a Frustrated Wine Consumer

For a while now we have stopped going wine tasting for one major reason: We hate being told what are we going to taste in the wine.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/11/02/note-frustrated-wine-consumer

 

IS CIDER CHAMPAGNE OR BEER? MASSACHUSETTS ISN’T SURE

One local government is finding this autumnal beverage downright confusing: the state of Massachusetts. And it all comes down to taxes.

http://vinepair.com/booze-news/massachusetts-government-confused-cider-beer-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b02af99139-Nov_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b02af99139-38937345&mc_cid=b02af99139&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Additives: Chaptalization and Acidification Are Misunderstood

Chaptalization and acidification are two such methods of tweaking the winemaking process to ensure a better final product.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-additives-chaptalization-vs-acidification/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2a38053796-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2a38053796-62472929&mc_cid=2a38053796&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Tri-County Adult Education  

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

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Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Tri-County Adult Education Italian Wine Class

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Franklin Wine Club Mentioned In B&G Worldwide Newsletter

Tasting of B&G wines at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts

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50 people were in attendance at Franklin Liquors on October 6th, where B&G USA’S Chris Feraro ran a tasting of Château Magnol, Thomas Barton SaintEmilion and Graves Blanc, Héritage 290th by Barton & Guestier and B&G Passeport Bordeaux by Laurent Prada. All the wines featured are stocked at the store for the remainder of the year!

More details on Franklin Liquors events can be found here

http://www.barton-guestier.com/newsletter/2016october/gb/events.html

Franklin Wine Club Upcoming Event

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

Five candy and craft beer pairings

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 

What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Bourbon and Rye?

Whether its bourbon, scotch or rye, distilled spirits are hot! But, what’s the difference between the three?

https://www.thestreet.com/video/13862744/what-s-the-difference-between-scotch-bourbon-and-rye.html?

 

Glass of red wine a day could help women to get pregnant says new research

A GLASS of red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

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http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/722437/glass-red-wine-help-women-pregnancy

 

Love Beer? Here’s Where You Should Go Next

Your guide on where to find the best brew spots in the country.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/beer/best-beer-destinations-in-america?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=63cba03e47-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+21%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-63cba03e47-36686829

 

5 DEVILISH DIY HALLOWEEN WINE BOTTLE CRAFTS

Ever find yourself standing in your kitchen realizing that you have a collection of empty wine bottles lining your counter? Many of us collect corks and save them for future projects, though why not do the same with bottles?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/5-devilish-diy-halloween-wine-bottle-crafts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66e118ac61-Oct_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66e118ac61-38937345&mc_cid=66e118ac61&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WORLD WINE PRODUCTION SLIPS AMID ROUGH WEATHER; ITALY ON TOP

Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn’t unduly suffer.

http://staging.hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_WINE_HARVEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-20-08-50-22

 

Does Beer Brewed By Employee-owners Taste Better?

While the answer to that question might be best left to the beer-holder to decide, we can now experience what it’s like to taste a beer that’s brewed up a couple of employee-owned companies

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrendahl/2016/10/20/does-beer-brewed-by-employee-owners-taste-better/#3006d0d26099

 

Ommegang’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Beers, Ranked

So with every release, we drank, took notes, and watched some actors get beheaded on TV. Now the final season is upon us, and Valar Dohaeris, the penultimate release from Ommegang

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IN STOCK

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/ommegangs-game-of-thrones-beers-ranked-w445694

 

Narragansett beer returns to Rhode Island

Right now, to help build the excitement, a total of 250 retro cans hidden within cases of the beer have golden stickers that, when redeemed, will win you a free VIP Tour of the new facility, plus some other goodies.

IN STOCK

http://whdh.com/news/narragansett-beer-returns-to-rhode-island/

 

A wine-lover’s guide to Champagne

World of Wine video series

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-champagne/

 

What wine should you pair with your Halloween candy?

Whether you’re thirsty after raiding your kid’s candy stash or just trying to pass the time between trick-or-treaters, you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine on Halloween night. Forget about pairing it with what you had for dinner…pair it with the Halloween candy instead!

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http://kafe.com/kafe-mornings/what-wine-should-you-pair-with-your-halloween-candy/

 

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF BAROLO, ITALY

Welcome to Barolo, home to white truffles, rich pasta sauces, and most importantly, some of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo, one of the most significant wine appellations in the world, is considered the king of Nebbiolo based wines, abundant in flavor and complexity. Here is your official breakdown to Barolo, Italy:

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http://vinepair.com/articles/barolo-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aa380bd20f-Oct_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aa380bd20f-38937345&mc_cid=aa380bd20f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nielsen: Rosé under $7.99: up 55.6%, Avg. Price of wine: $7.03/bottle, $15-$19.99 top price segment gainer

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A History of the Alsace Wine Region

Although wine may not have been invented in Alsace, there is no doubt that it has been enjoyed in the region since immemorial times.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/10/21/a-history-of-the-alsace-wine-region/

 

Coming Soon To A Vineyard Near You: GMO

The focus on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has lately been intense.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/10/20/coming-soon-to-a-vineyard-near-you-gmo/#7b65c9724ebf

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DESSERT WINES + INFOGRAPHIC!

Presented here is the ultimate guide to dessert wines for all tastes and all occasions.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/ultimate-guide-dessert-wines-infographic/

 

The Palate Deck: Playing Cards for Beer Tasting

Playing cards that offer beer information and casual tasting guidance for the many conversations that happen over beer.

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http://www.seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2016/10/22/the-palate-deck-playing-cards-for-beer-tasting-kickstarter-fund-project-38/

 

Five candy and craft beer pairings

Want to wash down that leftover Halloween candy with something spirited?

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http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/five-candy-and-craft-beer-pairings/2299850?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=35c3807cfa-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+24%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-35c3807cfa-36686829

 

Are Wine Critics, Winemakers and Somms at Increased Risk for Cancer?

The increased exposure to alcohol among wine critics, winemakers and sommeliers compared to many in the general population suggests that they may be at heightened risk of dying from cancer.

http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1870/

 

Expert scores and red wine bias

Is the Winestream media biased in favor of red wine? Our study seems to show just that

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/expert-scores-red-wine-bias/

The One Tip That Will Change How You Buy Wine

Buying wine is much easier when you stop looking for that one vineyard like a needle in a haystack, and instead start looking for two words on the back of the bottle: “Imported By.”

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/buy-wine-from-importer

 

James Suckling TOP 100 WINES OF 2016

Most of the 100-point wines were from Italy and Napa Valley,

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http://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-wines-2016/

 

Wines Millennials Want: Five Stand-Out Qualities Millennials Are Looking For

Millennials are looking for stories that begin with clean ingredients and end with quality products.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/10/24/wines-millennials-want-five-stand-out-qualities

 

Neighbors complain of foul smell near San Miguel winery

The odor is believed to be coming from a waste water treatment pond at E&J Gallo Winery.

http://www.ksby.com/story/33467493/complaints-of-bad-smell-in-san-miguel-lead-to-wastewater-treatment-pond

 

What Wine Snobs Get Wrong

NYU’s Karl Storchmann, founder and managing editor of the Journal of Wine Economics, talks climate change, blind tastings, and how New Jersey could become the next Napa.

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https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2016/october/karl-storchmann-on-wine-economics.html

 

JetBlue and Harpoon are brewing up an exclusive in-flight beer

The partnership between the Boston-based craft brewery and the New York-based airline (Nasdaq: JBLU) has been ongoing for two years.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2016/10/24/jetblue-and-harpoon-are-brewing-up-an-exclusive-in.html

All The Things I’m Not Supposed To Say About Biodynamic Wine

Few topics or themes within wine seem to arouse as much contention or divisiveness as the conversation (polemics?) regarding natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. Jumping into that judgmental fray feels like a no-win situation.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/10/24/all-the-things-im-not-supposed-to-say-about-biodynamic-wine/#30fecaa95320

 

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Ditching the Wine Biz

The estranged couple is putting their French wine estate on the market.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/10/24/13380532/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-wine-selling-vineyard

 

The 7 alcoholic drinks that will give you the worst hangovers

Most of us like to enjoy drinks out with our friends, but nothing kills a fun night out quite like a hangover.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/alcoholic-drinks-give-you-the-worst-hangover-2016-10

 

Bud Hockey Red Light

Cool new gadget!

Sync the Budweiser Red Light with your favorite teams. They score. The light goes off. Game changer.

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http://www.budredlights.com

 

Non-Alcoholic Dog Beer That’s Supposed To Make Your Dog’s Ass Smell Better

Brewed with dandelion and burlock that’s supposed to leave your dog’s ass smelling better than it currently does.

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http://geekologie.com/2016/10/non-alcoholic-dog-beer-thats-supposed-to.php

 

How to make mulled wine

Its that time of year!

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http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/how-to-make-mulled-wine/

 

THE SIX LEADING GRAPES OF PORT

Although they are little-known in the wider world of wine, six key grapes make up the majority of Port production – and we look at what they bring to the blend.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/the-six-leading-grapes-of-port/

 

French wines are still essential on the wine market

According to the 2016 Wine Trade Monitor*, France is considered a must-stock producer.

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http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/french-wines-an-essential-to-portofolios/?elqTrackId=292b0185785242f989cce0edd20e7e19&elq=5034346f098c4c0fa3000ca77882d3eb&elqaid=1187&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=625

 

 

Pairing: Soup and beer

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s time to serve yourself a bowl of comfort. Pair it with the right pint, and you’ll feel downright cozy.

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http://draftmag.com/pairs-beer-soup/

 

Tall Drink of Wine: Behind the Success of Yao Ming’s Napa Valley Winery

Yao Family Wines, put itself squarely on the map of Napa Valley by opening a chic visitor’s center in the wine-tourist mecca of St. Helena.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardnalley/2016/10/26/behind-the-success-of-former-nba-star-yao-ming-napa-valley-california-winery/#1ec67c4429cd

 

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

To promote and normalize bug-eating in the United States.

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/los-angeles-hosts-its-first-wine-and-bug-pairing.html

 

Are your tasting notes hurting your wine sales?

These Are Not the Tasting Notes You’re Looking For

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https://www.vin65.com/?method=blog.blogdrilldown&blogentryid=EC3EFC1A-B230-A754-CDD5-9F9BEEC04AFF

 

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

A study conducted at the University of Iowa Dental School indicates that beer with high levels of calcium and phosphate inhibits the loss of minerals from the teeth.

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http://www.nbc12.com/story/33479558/beer-who-does-your-teeth-richmond-va

 

Craft beer posts 9.5% dollar growth over past 52 weeks & tops all beer in per-case price

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Thursday Nov 3rd

Wine Glass Painting 

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Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate. Register today and begin your art adventure!

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Thursday, Nov 3rd
Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 1

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin
Cost: $45

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

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