Liquor Industry News/Links 08-27-16

August 27, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-27-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Wine Club Event

Sept 15th Thursday

An Italian Night With Ciro And Claudio

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Our Friend Ciro Will Bring Claudio For An Italian Event.

Claudio Andreani (US Brand Ambassador) of Tenute Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari of Tuscany, a great portfolio that includes Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.

“The Folonari family has been making wine since the late eighteenth century. In 1825 the family-owned business took the name “Fratelli Folonari” and adopted the mission of developing, producing and distributing the finest Italian wines throughout the world. In 1912, Italo Folonari – Ambrogio Folonari’s grandfather – and his brother Francesco purchased the Ruffino company in Tuscany that was famous for its Chianti wine in straw-covered flasks. After World War II, major changes in terms of economic development and improving standards of living began taking place in Italy. This also affected the wine industry where the Folonari family and Ambrogio in particular were among the first to promote this trend by producing new, high quality wines that contributed to creating the “new frontier” of the Italian wine. Ambrogio and his father Giovanni own some of the top Tuscan estates in Tuscany’s main appellations such as Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano, Cabreo in Panzano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.”

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233559207/

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Rating the future of wine sales in post-scoring world

How Yeast Affects The Taste of Wine

Why Do People Buy Second Label Wines?

 

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

You Think You Know Malbec Wine. You Are Wrong

A new wave of subtle, structured wines out of Argentina are poised to change the way the world sees the famous fruit bomb grape.

 

Italian Winemakers Look Toward the Past

Some of the most adventurous winemakers in Italy are looking backward rather than forward—to the ways wine was made hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read on for some lingo you need to know.

Man hands cutting a grape bunch with scissors in Tuscany.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/italian-winemakers-look-toward-past

 

The Most Famous Champagne You Probably Never Heard Of

Founded 150 years ago, Champagne Ayala is one of the oldest bubbly producers in the world and one of the most important in the history of champagne.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2016/08/19/the-most-famous-champagne-you-probably-never-heard-of/#49a84af67ac6

 

10 things to know about sparkling wines outside France’s Champagne region

Here are 10 things to know about some of the other more prominent sparkling wine producing regions:

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https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/08/18/10-things-to-know-about-sparkling-wines-outside-frances-champagne-region/

 

A sommelier reveals 9 incredible US wine regions that aren’t Napa

While most people turn to France and Italy when they think of incredible wine regions, there are plenty right here in the US.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/underrated-us-wine-regions-2016-8/#texas-hill-country-texas-1

 

EIGHT IRRITATING HABITS OF PEOPLE IN THE WINE TRADE

The wine trade is largely made up of wine lovers happy to be working in an industry where they can indulge in their personal love of wine, but it also breeds some irritating habits.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/irritating-habits-of-people-in-the-wine-trade/

 

How To Never See Wine The Same Way Again: See It As A Blind Person Would

How is blindness an advantage when it comes to tasting wine?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/08/18/how-to-never-see-wine-the-same-way-again-see-it-as-a-blind-person-would/#253b9b343522

 

How to say wine words correctly — and avoid a little embarrassment

Some fairly common wine words can be tricky to say, too.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-how-to-say-wine-words-food-0819-20160816-column.html

 

Traditions matter to young wine buyers

Now more than ever, it’s how you are selling wine to your tables in a restaurant rather than rattling off a series of tasting notes and leaving it at that. As our knowledge increases about where our food comes from and how it’s grown, I see many millennials looking at their wine the same way. Tradition and heritage do matter.

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http://www.straight.com/food/757171/traditions-matter-young-wine-buyers

 

Why Do People Buy Second Label Wines?

Let’s start with the essential characteristics that sommeliers look for in a wine: the nose, taste and the finish. The three areas to look for in wealth management are brand, services and value.

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http://wealthmanagement.com/business-planning/why-do-people-buy-second-label-wines

 

Italian Wine Exploration Map

To put it into perspective, if you tasted a new Italian wine each week, it would take you 20 years to taste your way through Italy.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-wine-exploration-map/

 

In Slovakia, a Wine Region Waiting for the Spotlight

Slovak Tokaj is one of the smallest wine regions in the world, according to local tourism organizations and wine producers, with only 2,241 acres.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/travel/wine-slovakia-slovak-tokaj.html?_r=0

 

How Yeast Affects The Taste of Wine

So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavor. Yeast.

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http://winefolly.com/update/how-yeast-affects-the-taste-of-wine/

 

New Coppola Line

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled its Director’s Great Movies range, a limited edition lineup featuring classic film-themed labels. An offshoot of the winery’s Director’s Collection, the Director’s Great Movies series comprises three entries, including Jaws, a 2015 Chardonnay; King Kong, a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon; and The Wizard Of Oz, a 2014 Merlot. Each expression features a movie poster-style label created by artist Laurent Durieux and retails at around $21-$24 a 750-ml.

TOP 10 WAYS TO WIND UP A WINE LOVER

From waiters overfilling your wine glass to restaurant mark-ups and poor pronunciation, we round-up the most irritating habits guaranteed to tick-off a wine lover.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/top-10-ways-to-wind-up-a-wine-lover/

 

Italy’s Next Wine Frontier

Friuli, on the border of Austria and Slovenia, has become one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions thanks to its complex, aromatic whites.

A160529 Food & Wine + Friuli + September 2016

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/italys-next-wine-frontier

 

WHY IS CHAMPAGNE SO EXPENSIVE?

Many reasons. Let us explain why Champagne is so damn expensive.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/why-is-champagne-so-expensive/

 

These 5 big beer companies have a global monopoly stranglehold

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How the Color of Your Wine Matters, According to One Napa Winery

We see before we sniff or taste, so color sometimes colors our perception of certain types of beverages

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/koim/2016/08/23/why-the-color-of-your-wine-matters/#b9b4e4777c0e

 

Discount wine chain in CT sues state over minimum liquor prices

In an eight-page anti-trust lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut, Total Wine & More of Bethesda, Md., argued that the retail prices on some products are 24 percent higher in Connecticut than in surrounding states

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Discount-wine-chain-sues-state-over-minimum-9180361.php

 

How the wine label became an art form

With the wine industry estimated to be worth US$303 billion annually, winemakers have been raising their game in an effort to grab our attention in an overcrowded marketplace

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2008332/how-wine-label-became-art-form

 

Castle Island Expands Distribution, Releases Seasonal Festbier

Beginning this week, the brewery’s beers will be available as far North as the New Hampshire and Maine borders.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-expands-distribution-releases-seasonal-festbier?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=cbc1df7c1c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+24%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-cbc1df7c1c-36686829

 

United States wine production: 1880 versus 2015

Annual wine production data are provided in gallons for each state of the USA for which there was significant wine volume at the time.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2016/08/united-states-wine-production-1880.html

 

Rating the future of wine sales in post-scoring world

Throughout the 1990s, the industry lamented how much power was bound up in point ratings that reflected one man’s personal preferences

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http://www.postandcourier.com/20160824/160829676/rating-the-future-of-wine-sales-in-post-scoring-world

 

Winegrowing Areas Of Santa Barbara County

One of California’s most beautiful and exciting viticultural regions lies … just 90 minutes north of the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara … is making some of the most thrilling wines in America. … From ocean-cooled valleys to stark mountain vineyards; from racy syrah to velvety pinot noir to the prospect of great cabernet; from rustic ranchers to reclusive celebrities – if any wine region can have it all, it’s Santa Barbara.

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http://www.sbcountywines.com/winegrowing-areas.html

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September 15th

An Italian Night With Ciro And Claudio

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Our Friend Ciro Will Bring Claudio For An Italian Event.

Claudio Andreani (US Brand Ambassador) of Tenute Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari of Tuscany, a great portfolio that includes Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.

“The Folonari family has been making wine since the late eighteenth century. In 1825 the family-owned business took the name “Fratelli Folonari” and adopted the mission of developing, producing and distributing the finest Italian wines throughout the world. In 1912, Italo Folonari – Ambrogio Folonari’s grandfather – and his brother Francesco purchased the Ruffino company in Tuscany that was famous for its Chianti wine in straw-covered flasks. After World War II, major changes in terms of economic development and improving standards of living began taking place in Italy. This also affected the wine industry where the Folonari family and Ambrogio in particular were among the first to promote this trend by producing new, high quality wines that contributed to creating the “new frontier” of the Italian wine. Ambrogio and his father Giovanni own some of the top Tuscan estates in Tuscany’s main appellations such as Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano, Cabreo in Panzano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.”

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233559207/

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

Thursday Oct 13th

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

We have all had bagels and cream cheese.

Now try adding wine!

This will be an education on bagels and wine with fun pairings.

What wine works with what bagel?

Come and explore with us and be amazed!

Note: Attendees must be over 21 years of age. Class is limited to 36.
Day/Dates: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Number of Sessions: 1
Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central Street, Franklin
Cost: $35

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

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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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

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Hosts: Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

Join the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors for a wine painting event. In this class you will be painting your own 6 wine reusable tote bag.

You will taste and explore wines. Bring your creative minds and wine questions.

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Tuesday, Nov 8th

Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin

Cost: $45

Tri-County Adult Education  

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September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

WINE LABEL CLASS

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

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2095

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

Lets take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

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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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-20-16

August 20, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Adult Education Classes

 

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

Thursday Oct 13th

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

We have all had bagels and cream cheese.

Now try adding wine!

This will be an education on bagels and wine with fun pairings.

What wine works with what bagel?

Come and explore with us and be amazed!

 

Wine Glass Painting

WineGlass

Thursday Nov 3rd

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!

 

Sign Up Here:

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

 

FWS Starts Soon!

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FWS is being offered through Vinitas Wineworks at Franklin Liquors on nine consecutive Tuesdays from September 6 through November 1. Review and exam in November.

This is the most recognized French wine certification in the US. Set yourself apart from your peers, and gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. The core body of knowledge that you’ll learn through this curriculum is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.

Register HERE or email me with any questions.

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Guide to Umbrian Wine

Beer and Coffee Pairings

Do we really need a wine app?

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 

Baker sought to allow cities, towns to set their own quotas for liquor licenses

Baker, a first-term Republican, wanted to give cities and towns authority to set their own quotas for permits allowing drinking at bars and restaurants.

But legislative leaders dropped the measure from a wide-ranging bill aimed at eliminating obsolete laws that constrain local governments and streamlining state oversight. Baker signed the bill on Tuesday.

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/lawmakers-reject-baker-s-plan-for-local-control-of-liquor/article_1c40f96a-4520-570b-89eb-4e3cf99f0780.html

 

Beer Reclaims Wide Lead As America’s Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

Research suggests that the majority of Americans adults, 65 percent, consume alcoholic beverages.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/08/12/beer-is-still-americas-favorite-alcoholic-beverage-infographic/#5d357b5746e1

 

Wave Of Mergers And Acquisitions Sweeps U.S. Wineries

Helping to drive the trend are low interest rates, consolidation among distributors that is driving wine companies to bulk up to gain market clout, and expanding consumption.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2016/08/11/wave-of-mergers-and-acquisitions-sweeps-u-s-wineries/#1d19bd855053

 

TRUMP WINERY VERSUS CLINTON VINEYARDS BLIND TASTING – THE VOTE IS IN!

A Trump 2009 Blanc de Blanc from Virginia was tasted blind against the Clinton Vineyards Seyval Blanc Naturel from the Hudson Valley in New York

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/trump-winery-versus-clinton-vineyards-blind-tasting-the-vote-is-in

 

Has all the value gone out of California wine?

The store employee, who knows his business, didn’t mince words. “You’re not going to find any value here,” he said, waving his arm at the store’s extensive California wine section.

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http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/value-gone-california-wine/

 

Food pairing tech boosting alcohol sales among young adults

New data has shown that social media and apps are becoming increasingly crucial tools in encouraging younger consumers to think about food and drink pairing and to grow volumes.

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http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/food-pairing-tech-boosting-alcohol-sales-among-young-adults/540613.article

 

Shrimp shells keep wine fresh

Current production processes add sulfites such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) to wine to keep it fresh. But SO2 damages the atmosphere, and can cause allergic reactions in some people. The shrimp-derived alternative, developed by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, microbiologists, wine producers and analytical chemists,

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http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2016/08/shrimp-shells-chitosan-wine-preservative-sulfite

 

California wine has $114 billion impact in U.S.

A new report commissioned by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers claims that California’s wine and related businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $58 billion annually to the state’s economy and $114 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

http://napavalleyregister.com/california-wine-has-billion-impact-in-u-s/article_2b9ca207-673c-5f86-af26-2cd4589c9033.html

 

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Buying Wine (And Know Nothing About Wine)

Buying wine isn’t as soul-crushing as buying new jeans, but it’s still pretty stressful. All those labels that say so much and mean nothing at all, with all those words you know you cannot pronounce. Is that a grape or a region?

“shopping for wine at a wine shop will increase your chances of enjoying what you drink.”

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/wine-store-questions

 

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?

So much of life as a thoughtful wine drinker is centered around discovering the who, what, where, why and how of wine. That these companies were so secretive about all of that—nonetheless their methods of making wine affordable for more drinkers, or even where they bought their bottles—was baffling to me

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/how-do-you-make-cheap-wine-brands/

 

Do we really need a wine app?

To begin with, I would categories existing wine apps into three types based on their functions: information provider, social communicator and product seller.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/xiao-pi-words-of-wine/do-we-really-need-a-wine-app

 

Wine doc Sour Grapes assesses the true value of things

Controversy erupts when an unassuming young man floods the American wine market with fake vintages valued in the millions, bamboozling the wine world elite, in this humorous and suspenseful tale of an ingenious con on the eve of the 2008 stock market crash.

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http://www.straight.com/movies/752916/wine-doc-sour-grapes-assesses-true-value-things

New Harpoon

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is rolling out its first new fall seasonal since 1989, Flannel Friday Hoppy Amber Ale. Featuring Cascade and Citra hops, the 5.7%-abv ale will replace Harpoon Octoberfest as the brewer’s fall seasonal. Octoberfest will still be available in limited quantities in September and October. Flannel Friday is available in six- and 12-packs of bottles, 12-packs of cans and on draft.

JAMESON LAUNCHES THE COOPER’S CROZE IN US

Jameson The Cooper’s Croze is the first of super-premium Irish whisky range, the Whiskey Makers Series, to launch in the US. The series consists of three whiskeys, each highlighting a specific part of the whiskey-making process.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/jameson-launches-the-coopers-croze-in-us/

 

NEW TTB LABELING REQUIREMENT REGULATIONS: OUT-OF-STATE BOTTLING IS NOT CREATED EQUAL AND CONSUMERS RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE THE GRAPES IN THEIR WINE COME FROM IS COMPROMISED

The impact of the TTB’s proposed rule changes concerning the current exemption available from the normal labeling requirements for wine sold solely in-state made from grapes or wine that are brought in from other states.

http://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/2016/8/15/new-ttb-labeling-requirement-regulations-out-of-state-bottling-is-not-created-equal-and-consumers-right-to-know-where-the-grapes-in-their-wine-come-from-is-compromised

 

Beer and Coffee Pairings

These pairings can be enjoyed side by side or even blended together.

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https://beerandbrewing.com/V6oOpSUAALghXJLx/article/beer-and-coffee-pairings?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=547a2a95cf-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+15%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-547a2a95cf-36686829

Organic Wine is the New Star of the Wine World

But Don’t Expect the Labels to Help You Find It

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http://www.organicauthority.com/organic-wine-is-the-new-star-of-the-wine-world-but-dont-expect-the-labels-to-help-you-find-it/

 

New Cider

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard cider brand has released Easy Apple, billed as a sessionable and less sweet hard cider that’s also lower in calories. Made with a blend of culinary and bittersweet apple varieties, the 4.2%-abv offering is rolling out in six-packs ($9-$10 each) across select markets, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Arkansas and Rhode Island, this month. Easy Apple will also be available nationwide as part of Angry Orchard’s seasonal Fall Orchard Sampler variety pack. The leading cider brand in the U.S., Angry Orchard was up 3% to 14.95 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

DECODING CRAFT BEER TERMS

As a new generation of beer drinkers look to take over the propping up of the bar, there is a renewed desire to learn the terminology of beer and what it all means.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/decoding-craft-beer-terms/

 

ACCELERATED AGEING IS THE ‘FUTURE’ OF SPIRITS

Since 2010, US-based producer Lost Spirits has been refining a process that rapidly accelerates the ageing process of spirits such as whiskey, rum and Tequila.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/accelerated-ageing-is-the-future-of-spirits/

 

Crib Sheet: Your Guide to American Pét Nat

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: a look at the boom of American pét-nat.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/crib-sheet-your-guide-to-american-petillant-naturel-pet-nat-wine/

 

Bad News: Cheese and Champagne Might Be Causing Dandruff

One theory is that champagne and white wine can disrupt blood sugar and the balance of yeast on the scalp.

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https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/9761-common-causes-of-scalp-issues/

 

The truth about boxed wine

Boxed wines, once the lowest level of the quality pyramid, are finally getting some respect. And they’re becoming increasingly popular among consumers.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/08/15/truth-about-boxed-wine/#

 

A Guide to Umbrian Wine

Bordering on Tuscany and right above Rome is the lesser-known and lesser-traveled region of Umbria.

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http://winefolly.com/review/a-guide-to-umbrian-wine/

 

The Sparkling Wine Region You Don’t Know About But Should

Most people know about Champagne, Cava and Prosecco, but have you ever heard of Franciacorta?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tausha-cowan/the-sparkling-wine-region_b_11481068.html

 

WITH THE OLYMPICS IN BRAZIL THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON BRAZILIAN WINE

The main wine region is a far cry from the warm sands of Copacabana beach, or even the dense tropics of the Amazon.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/with-the-olympics-the-spotlight-is-on-brazilian-wine

Biggest NH Liquor Store Ever Opens in Nashua This Week

It will be the biggest liquor in northern New England.

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/biggest-nh-liquor-ever-opens-nashua-week

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

CRAVE

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

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Thursday Oct 13th

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

We have all had bagels and cream cheese.

Now try adding wine!

This will be an education on bagels and wine with fun pairings.

What wine works with what bagel?

Come and explore with us and be amazed!

Note: Attendees must be over 21 years of age. Class is limited to 36.
Day/Dates: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Number of Sessions: 1
Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central Street, Franklin
Cost: $35

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

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

Medway Community Education

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

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

WINE LABEL CLASS

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

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2095

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

Lets take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

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

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

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Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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August 13, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

FWS Starts Soon!

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Only another week to register for the next session of French Wine Scholar, being offered for the first time south of Boston.

FWS is being offered through Vinitas Wineworks at Franklin Liquors on nine consecutive Tuesdays from September 6 through November 1. Review and exam in November.

This is the most recognized French wine certification in the US. Set yourself apart from your peers, and gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. The core body of knowledge that you’ll learn through this curriculum is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.

Register HERE or email me with any questions.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you in class!

Kim Simone, CSW, FWS

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Charlie Baker changes 82-Year-Old Liquor Law In MA

PUMPKIN BEER SHORTAGE PREDICTED FOR 2016

247 of the Best American IPAs, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

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 

There’s Quite Likely Something Fishy in Your Wine—Maybe Try a Vegan Vintage?

With so many dietary fads (gluten-free, low-carb and beyond) being debunked as soon as they’re popularized, it’s normal to approach vegan wine with skepticism.

http://www.alternet.org/food/marissa-ross-bon-appetit-reviews-sustainable-wine-part-3-video

 

DEEP EDDY DISTILLER MOVES INTO FLAVOURED WHISKEY

Jeff Weed, former master distiller of fellow Texas firm Deep Eddy Vodka, has been recruited as master blender at Calibre Company Spirits.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/texas-group-taps-into-flavoured-whiskey/

 

Mexico Has Its Own Wine Country—And It’s Amazing

This unsung wine region in Baja California has it all, from cutting-edge wines to glamorous hotels.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/valle-de-guadalupe-baja-travel-guide-mexico-s-wine-country

 

A Primer to Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux (“Bore-doe”) refers to a wine from Bordeaux, France. Over 90% of Bordeaux wines are red wines made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This article will introduce you to Bordeaux wine including tasting notes, food pairing suggestions, and key details to know.

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http://winefolly.com/review/a-primer-to-bordeaux-wine/

LEAVE SULFITES BEHIND FOR THE PUREST WINE

Sulfites are actually nothing but artificial preservatives in the lives of wine, and the Üllo purifiers utilize polymer technology to filter excess sulfites and the bitter aftertaste that often accompanies them—leaving the finest characteristics of the wine to shine through unadulterated.

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/ullo-leave-sulfites-behind-for-the-purest-wine/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=39eec2f27d-Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Monday+8th+August&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-39eec2f27d-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Monday+8th+August%29&mc_cid=39eec2f27d&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

Is Boston Beer Doomed?

Boston Beer looked like a titan as recently as a couple years ago, but it’s in real trouble now.

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http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/08/is-boston-beer-doomed.html

 

Self-pouring wine machine for sale

The contraption, built from around 300 pieces of scrap iron, could suit a dedicated drinker who fears using a hand-held corkscrew is becoming too much effort.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/08/self-pouring-wine-machine-for-sale-just-25000/

 

Leading US Vodka 750ml $15-$25

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NEW PILL TO TAKE AWAY PLEASURABLE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

A new pill is to introduced to help combat excessive drinking by blocking the ‘reward receptors’ in the brain.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/new-pill-to-take-away-pleasurable-effects-of-alcohol/

 

Why You Should Be Worried About Piemonte Nebbiolo

If you love Barolo, Barbaresco and other wines made with Nebbiolo, brace yourself for a proposal that could impact some of Italy’s most esteemed wines.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/08/05/why-you-should-be-worried-about-piemonte-nebbiolo/

 

A Wine-Lover’s Guide To Santorini

There are a few factors that make Santorini wines so unique. The first is the traditional koulara method of winemaking used.

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http://www.travelpulse.com/opinions/blog/a-wine-lover-s-guide-to-santorini.html

 

MillerCoors debuts Easy Tea Co., a new hard iced tea

Easy Tea is a lightly-carbonated hard iced tea with a “crisp citrus flavor” that will be sold in 24-ounce cans. The hard iced tea is 5 percent alcohol by volume.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2016/08/08/millercoors-debuts-easy-tea-co-a-new-hard-iced-tea.html

 

247 of the Best American IPAs, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

The majority of these beers are sent in directly by the breweries, so in these cases we have no control over brewed-on dates

2 Of Top 10 From MA!!

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/08/247-of-the-best-american-ipas-blind-tasted-and-ran.html

 

Massachusetts’s farmers feeling brunt of severe drought

Hoffmann Farm in Franklin MA Featured!

http://www.capitalpress.com/AP_Nation_World/20160808/massacusetts-farmers-feeling-brunt-of-severe-drought

TOP COCKTAILS TO CELEBRATE THE RIO OLYMPICS

With the Rio Olympics 2016 well under way, what better way is there to toast the talent, dexterity and endurance of the athletes than settling into a bar chair with a cocktail in hand?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/top-cocktails-to-celebrate-the-rio-olympics/

A Novice’s Guide to Pairing Wine With Cheese Like a Pro

When it comes to knowing how to pair wine with cheese, fruit, or cured meats, it can be an absolute minefield.

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http://www.mydomaine.com/wine-and-cheese-pairings/slide5

 

Is sake considered wine or beer?

Japanese beverage is found in the wine aisle, but it’s really both.

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http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/sake-wine

 

Why the Champagne You’re Drinking Might Be Fake

If French champagne were the only champagne, life would certainly be easier for consumers, especially Americans.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-champagne-youre-drinking-might-160338757.html

 

How to Tell You Have Mastered a Wine Region

Mastering a wine region requires a comprehensive understanding of that region. In simpler terms, it is digesting the why behind the region.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/how-to-tell-you-have-mastered-a-wine-region/

Vinitas Wine Works First Newsletter

Our Friend Kim Has Released Her First Newsletter.

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PUMPKIN BEER SHORTAGE PREDICTED FOR 2016

A report on Fortune.com states that there is a pumpkin shortage this year, that has left brewers struggling to find enough pumpkin puree to add to their beers, and the shortage is expected to last until next year.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/pumpkin-beer-shortage-predicted-for-2016/

Foxboro MA police looking for thief with a refined taste in liquor

Police say a large bottle of Hennessy XO Cognac with an estimated value of $15,000 was stolen, along with sports memorabilia, in a break-in last week at a commercial building off Route 1.

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http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-police-looking-for-thief-with-a-refined-taste-in/article_9c0ab5e6-6a77-58ad-a42a-35a820cdee86.html

 

Charlie Baker Just Killed an 82-Year-Old Liquor Law In MA

You can now buy liquor the day after Christmas, if Christmas falls on a Sunday.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2016/08/10/massachusetts-liquor-law/

 

New Jim Beam

Jim Beam is set to debut a new Double Oak version of its flagship Bourbon brand. Bottled at 86 proof, Jim Beam Double Oak spends four years in freshly charred new American oak barrels, then is transferred to newly charred barrels for a second period of aging. The new entry will retail at $22 a 750-ml. bottle, and is also rolling out in 50-ml., 100-ml., 375-ml. and 1-liter sizes. The total Jim Beam portfolio grew 2% to 4.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

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Upcoming Events

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

November 3rd

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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

french-wine-guild

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

WINE LABEL CLASS

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

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2095

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

Lets take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

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

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-06-16

August 6, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-06-16

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What Is BIG In The Wine World?

When You See This What Do You Think Of?

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Did You Know That 80-85% Of All Wine You See In MOST Stores

Is Owned By 5 Major Corporations?

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When We Think Of National Brands We Think Of This:

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At Franklin Liquors We Believe In Tasting, Research And Education

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Many Wines We Stock Are Family Owned Like Us

Many Wines We Stock Have Production Under 1,000 Cases!

So When You See National Brands Or Shop BIG

Think Of The Small Wines

We Are Here To Help You With Your Wine Needs

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

90 Points the New Average for Wine Advocate

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

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 

Swiss bank on vineyards of Lavaux to make fine wine

In Switzerland’s food hall of fame, chocolate and cheese easily overshadow wine.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-swiss-wine-lavaux-travel-0814-20160729-story.html

 

Expensive Wine Is For Suckers

MUST WATCH Video!!

http://www.manufacturing.net/videos/2016/07/expensive-wine-suckers

Trend Alert: Gose is the Latest Craft-Beer Craze

An unfiltered German wheat beer soured with Lactobacillus, gose (pronounced goes-uh) has a distinct salinity from the addition of salt and subtle floral notes from coriander.

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http://www.feastmagazine.com/drink/on-trend/article_253cd846-5425-11e6-9579-eff236b829da.html

 

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT BANK BORDEAUX

Bordeaux region was divided into Left and Right banks, and that said banks have nothing to do with cash withdrawals or ridiculous ATM fees.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-right-and-left-bank-bordeaux/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3c0b211754-Jul_29_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3c0b211754-38937345

 

5 Apps Every Beer Lover Needs On Their Phone

Stop taking selfies and use that smart phone for what God intended it to be used for: to find more beer.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/5-apps-every-beer-lover-needs-on-their-phone.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=dc078f5ef9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+29%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-dc078f5ef9-36686829

 

Faces of missing, murdered featured on wine bottles

A group of volunteer investigators are re-inventing how missing person cases are solved.

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http://www.cbs46.com/story/32569053/faces-of-missing-murdered-featured-on-wine-bottles

 

New Gansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing a new beer in its Lovecraft Series, White Ship White IPA. The 6.8%-abv, Belgian-style white IPA is brewed with four types of American and Belgian malts, along with El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Narragansett’s White Ship White IPA is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans retailing at about $12-$13. It’s launching throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon and Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina.

31 JULY 1395: THE BANNING OF GAMAY

The anniversary of Philip the Bold’s famous edict banning Gamay from the Côte d’Or, an act which has had far-reaching consequences for the region.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/31-july-1395-the-banning-of-gamay/

 

Can’t decide on a bottle of wine? This app can help

We’ve all been there. Countless hours spent scouring the wine aisle, trying to find the perfect bottle based on a label and price alone. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a personal sommelier, making suggestions based on your taste preferences? Naturally, there’s now an app for that.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/29/artificial-intelligence-and-wine.html

 

Napa’s Newest All-Star Cabernet

There’s a new All-Star in Napa Valley. Former Toronto Blue Jays, L.A. Angels and New York Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells has teamed with Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta to create Jack winery.

NEW YORK - JUNE 05:  Vernon Wells #12 of the New York Yankees bats during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali)

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Napa-All-Star-Cabernet-from-Vernon-Wells-Chris-Iannetta

 

19 Gadgets That Will Make Any Wine-Lover Say “Whoa”

If you’re like me and are looking to up your wine-drinking game, then look no further: these products are here to make it happen.

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http://theberry.com/2016/07/27/19-gadgets-that-will-make-any-wine-lover-say-whoa/

 

50 Clever Wine Cork Crafts You’ll Fall In Love With

Most DIYer’s love wine cork crafts because they are some of the easiest and most fun DIY projects out there

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http://diyjoy.com/diy-wine-cork-crafts-craft-ideas

 

Scientists use solar-powered machine to turn urine into beer

Mankind has been turning beer into urine for centuries.

Leave it to science to find a way to reverse that process.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/28/scientists-use-solar-powered-machine-to-turn-urine-into-beer/

 

SAMUEL ADAMS AND MIKKELLER COLLABORATE FOR ‘BUGS & BERRIES’

Bugs and Berries is an American wild ale brewed with a wheat base and wild yeast strains with an addition of sour cherries from Denmark and strawberries from New England.

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http://allaboutbeer.com/news/samuel-adams-mikkeller-bugs-berries/

 

Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

Here are 7 tips to help you decode Italian wines laws, which will also make it easier for you to choose–and ultimately enjoy–Italian wine.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/decoding-the-language-of-italian-wine-laws-from-igt-to-dop/?inf_contact_key=76bef0fbb146cd2539ccd1e3006d726ff127eb96050a381373ddddd2efefc4a4

 

BUD LIGHT UNVEILS NFL CAN DESIGNS

Bud Light has unveiled new limited edition packaging designs featuring the National Football league teams it sponsors.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/bud-light-unveils-nfl-can-designs/

 

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

The United States of America are united on one front: all 50 states in the Union are, in some way shape or form, growing grapes and producing wine. For a country as a whole, we may not agree fully on anything, but this, rest assured, is fact and not up for debate.

http://napavalleywineacademy.com/50-united-states-and-50-wine-facts/

 

Gansett and Bananagrams team up to produce a beer

Now, for something completely different, the brewer brings you fun and games with “Hi Neighbor, Have a Hefeweizen!” a collaboration that celebrates Bananagrams. The Rhode Island game company, created by Abraham Nathanson at his home in Narragansett, is 10 years old this year.

http://www.providencejournal.com/entertainmentlife/20160802/gansett-and-bananagrams-team-up-to-produce-beer

 

$10? $100? WHY WINE COSTS WHAT IT DOES

From the quality of the grapes to restaurant markups, breaking down a bottle’s price

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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/02/why-wine-costs-what-it-does/

 

Virtual Brands: When Land Doesn’t Matter

Industry experts say the trend validates the notion that today’s non-collecting wine consumers don’t care about the chateau/domaine/winery model.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/08/virtual-brands-when-land-doesnt-matter/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=70b783673c-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-70b783673c-299904425

 

Get to know 10 of the most Texas-friendly wine grapes

Take a minute to get familiar with these Texas-friendly grapes and varietals.

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http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/food-wine/food-wine-headlines/20160801-get-to-know-10-of-the-most-texas-friendly-wine-grapes.ece

 

New Henrys Flavor

MillerCoors is extending its Henry’s Hard Soda line with a Cherry Cola flavor. Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola (4.2% abv) is available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 16-ounce single cans nationwide. Launched in January, the Henry’s lineup also includes Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Orange Soda. Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale was the top-performing hard ginger ale in Nielsen data for the 12 weeks ending July 2.

What Happened to Chianti?

Chianti’s ubiquity has, perversely, also been its downfall. Zachary Sussman on what our indifference to a classic wine like Chianti reveals about us and why it might be time to reconsider.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/what-happened-to-chianti-classico-italy/

90 Points the New Average for Wine Advocate

The average California wine got 90.005 points in Wine Advocate. Wine Enthusiast gave 87.427 points on average, while Wine Spectator gave 86.388.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/08/90-points-the-new-average-for-wine-advocate

 

An insider’s guide to the US bulk wine market

The process starts with understanding how the US bulk wine market operates.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/insiders-guide-us-bulk-wine-market

 

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September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

November 3rd

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

Medway Community Education

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

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

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

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September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

WINE LABEL CLASS

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

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2095

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

Lets take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

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

 

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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-30-16

July 30, 2016

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Invention To Make Cider And Wine

Should A Wine List Change Daily?

Lime Squeezing Burns?

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 

France Wine Output Drops as Hail, Frost Hit Champagne, Burgundy

France’s wine production may decline to its lowest level in three years after spring frost and hailstorms wiped out grapes from Champagne to Burgundy and the Loire River valley, the government said.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-22/france-wine-out-drops-as-hail-frost-hit-champagne-burgundy

 

Internet Use And Wine Reviews

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Get to Know Walla Walla Wine

This small wine region straddles the Oregon-Washington border and offers some of the best examples of Syrah in the United States.

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http://winefolly.com/review/get-to-know-walla-walla-wine/

9 things you didn’t know about wine production

Is that bottle of wine you just bought really hand crafted? Maybe.

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/how-to/growth-strategies/2016/07/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-wine-production.html

Upset at Board of Selectmen as Sunday liquor store hours remain the same

Those looking for margarita ingredients will have to look outside of Tewksbury if the craving strikes on a Sunday after 8 p.m.

http://homenewshere.com/tewksbury_town_crier/news/article_d75f16b2-4f50-11e6-a339-af16d5581688.html

BODEGA TORRES REINTRODUCES ‘LOST’ INDIGENOUS VARIETY

Spanish wine producer Bodega Torres is reintroducing indigenous Catalan red grape Moneu in Penedès following trials to determine the variety’s potential.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/bodega-torres-reintroduces-lost-indeginous-variety/

 

LIME-SQUEEZING BARTENDER SUFFERS SECOND DEGREE BURNS

A US bartender suffered second degree burns causing his hand to swell after squeezing dozens of limes in the sun – a rare condition known as ‘Margarita burn’.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/lime-squeezing-bartender-suffers-second-degree-burns/

 

 

Which Presidential Candidate is Best for Wine?

Of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, who is the person best suited to promote and protect the interests of the American wine industry and American wine consumers?

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/07/presidential-candidate-best-wine/

New Game Of Thrones Beer

Cooperstown, New York’s Brewery Ommegang will launch a new beer in its Game of Thrones series on October 10. The new entry, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale, is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts as well as oats and flaked barley and is at 9% abv. It will be offered in 750-ml. bottles retailing at around $10, and paired alongside sister brew Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale (8% abv) in a commemorative gift pack positioned at $23. Brewery Ommegang, which is part of Duvel USA, has a footprint of 46 states.

People Spend As Much On Legal Weed As They Do On Alcohol

Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found.

Counter area of a marijuana dispensary in Portland, OR where weed is now legal.

Counter area of a marijuana dispensary in Portland, OR where weed is now legal.

http://time.com/money/4424547/legal-marijuana-spending-alcohol/

 

How Hard is it to Make a Million Bottles of Wine?

Why making high-quality wines in large quantities might be the real challenge for winemakers.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/07/26/how-hard-is-it-to-make-a-million-bottles-of-wine/

 

Should a Wine List Change Daily?

Over the past ten years, sommeliers have begun to favor smaller, seasonal lists. Some are taking it one step further, fashioning wine lists that change daily in an effort to better compliment the kitchen. Megan Krigbaum on the constantly changing list as a reflection of how we dine, and drink, today.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/should-a-restaurant-wine-list-change-daily-sommelier-republique-los-angeles/

 

This new invention can automatically brew hard cider and wine in your kitchen

A new appliance, called the Alchema, makes it easy. The device is connected to an app, and all you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast, sugar, water, and wait about a week

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http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-cider-brewing-device-alchema-2016-7

 

America’s wine trade deficit: #1 in world & continuing to grow

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TEMPORARY TATTOO TO MONITOR ALCOHOL INTAKE

A new piece of technology that clings to the skin will monitor your alcohol intake and report the results back to your smartphone.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/temporary-tattoo-to-monitor-alcohol-intake/

 

Wiki Beer App Wants to Be the Wikipedia of Beer

The latest must have app for beer geeks, the Wiki Beer App brings an encyclopedia of beer stats and knowledge to your fingertips.

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http://www.newschoolbeer.com/2016/07/wiki-beer-app-wants-to-be-the-wikipedia-of-beer.html

 

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Upcoming Events

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

November 3rd

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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

french-wine-guild

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-23-16

July 23, 2016

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Save The Dates

Our Wine Room Will Be Busy Soon!

Here Are Some Upcoming Events:

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September

6th Tri-County Adult Ed

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

15th Franklin Wine Club

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

29th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October

6th Franklin Wine Club

Barton-Gustier French Wines

13th Franklin Adult Ed

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

20th Franklin Wine Club

Washington Ciders And Wines

27th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring Italian Wines

November

3rd Franklin Adult Ed

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

10th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Tasting 101

12th Franklin Wine Club

Rhone Valley French Wines

2017

February 16th Tri-County Adut Ed

Oscars Truffle And Wine (With The Sugar Shoppe

March 9th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring French Wines

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New MA License And ID Cards

How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

 

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Peeling Back the Dusty Curtain of Mass. Beer Distribution Law

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

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

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

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

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

 

Why you should be drinking Balkan wine

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

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

MORE BALKIN INFO:

http://www.winesofbalkans.com

 

How to buy Champagne — an expert guide

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

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

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

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

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

 

Baja becomes a wine destination

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

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

 

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

Cool Idea…Next Our Wine List In Emoji Format!

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

 

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

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

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

 

ENGLISH WINE GUIDE OMITS ENTIRE REGION

Follow Up On A Post Last Week

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

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

 

STAR TREK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COMMEMORATIVE CRAFT ALE

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

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

 

Barefoot Tramples Other Top Wine Brands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Rise of Natural Wine

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

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

How To Tell if A Natural Wine Sucks

Interesting Take On The Above Rise Of Natural Wines Story!

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

Trump Winery cited by Arizona officials for being too huge

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

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

 

New MA License And ID Cards

July 24th Release Date

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

 

COUPLES THAT DRINK TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER

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

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

 

Hungarian Wine For The Win

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

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

 

The Story of Tokaji Wine

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

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

 

Castle Island Brewery MA News

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

France Map

Interesting interactive map

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

CAPTAIN MORGAN ASKS FOR CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION

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

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

Who uses label-scanning apps most?

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

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

 

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Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Washington Ciders And Wines

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Rhone Valley French Wines

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

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

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Wine Label Truths And Lies

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-16-16

July 16, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Our #ShopFranklin Business Spotlight Show!

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Here Is Our Interview Airing On FranklinTV

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

English Wines

Changes To CA Wine Labels?

Misleading Wine Shelf talkers

 

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Uruguay’s Rising Red and White Grapes

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

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

 

France in a Flap Over Bidding Adieu to Vine Herbicide

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Treating alcoholics – with wine

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Wine Point Labels Can Be Misleading

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

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

 

Why Clones Matter – And Do They Trump Terroir?

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

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

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

 

The Lowdown on Wine in a Can

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

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

 

Attention Gin Lovers!

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

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

 

GENIUS INVENTION SET TO ERADICATE WARM BEER

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CAVA, Spain’s Effervescent Treasure

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

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

 

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Tignanello

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

IN STOCK!

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol laws

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

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

 

Heat Damage & Fine Wine

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

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

 

The Seven Most Influential Wine Label Trends

Brooding, dark and mysterious rule the shelf

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

A Taste of Rhode Island Wine

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

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

 

California wine industry asks feds to tighten labeling standards

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

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

 

NEW WRISTBAND COULD HELP ERADICATE HANGOVERS FOR LIFE

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Italy’s Great Pinot Grigios

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

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

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE OAK!

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

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

All About English Wine

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

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

Breaking Down the Jargon of Beer

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

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

 

Sin Tax Revenues In US

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

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-16

July 9, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-09-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

French Wine Studies At Franklin Liquors

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

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

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#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Exciting News From Quini

Misleading ads for wine customers In MA

 

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Beer + tech = awesome

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4 Wines Way Better Than Their Reputation

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

Here are some wines that deserve a second chance.

4-underrated-wines-Franklin-Liquors

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Our Friends At Quini Latest Newsletter

Franklin Liquors And A Wine Club Member Mentioned

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

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

Official Trailer for New Burgundy documentary film – 2016 Release!

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

https://youtu.be/-C2j_J2zzJI

 

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

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

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

 

BIBENDUM RELAUNCHES PLONK WINE APP

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

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

 

PAMELA ANDERSON LAUNCHES WINE RANGE

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

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

 

New Ballast Point

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

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CANNABIS THE NEXT ‘CRAFT’ FOR SPIRITS

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

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

 

How Much Did Wineries Really Make in 2015?

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

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

 

How much should you pay for a bottle of Champagne?

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

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

 

STING TRUMPS CELEBRITY WINE RATING

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

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

 

The Chablis winegrowing region seen from the sky

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

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

  

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Liquor In The Freezer: Bourbon Hellfire Fudgesicles

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

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

 

Wine from Drew Bledsoe?

Ex-athletes keep up competition at vineyards

We Have Drew’s Red Blend In Stock!

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

 

I-Team In MA: Misleading ads for wine customers

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

Interesting look at shelf talker practices

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

Albariño: A Taste of Coastal Spain in a Wine Glass

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

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

The Most Expensive Cities Worldwide To Drink A Beer

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

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

 

Exciting News From Quini

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

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

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

Top 10 Consumers Of Red Wine In 2017

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This tiny contraption is capable of producing endless wine

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

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

 

Choosing the Right Wine Decanter For Your Needs

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

18-how-to-choose-decanters-Franklin-Liquors

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

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Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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

Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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

french-wine-guild

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

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

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

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

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

imagesCAZ1LC59

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

vinitas-bottle-and-logo-final-no-text

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

QCE_Logo0615-2

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-02-16

July 2, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-02-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Coming Soon!

New Franklin Cable TV Show Adventures!!

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In July Our #ShopFranklin Segment Airs!

Watch Our Small Business Spotlight/Interview

Also

Our New Adventure With The Moonlight Chef

Food Uncorked Shows Coming Soon!

TV Show

We Will Explore Cooking With Wine

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Facebook Page

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

Twitter

https://twitter.com/FoodUncorkedMA

Also On

Pintrest

AND

Instagram

Franklin TV Page

http://www.franklin.tv

Our July 4th Sale Newsletter

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http://ow.ly/NfW2301JKyb

July 4th Wine Suggestions

Our Quini Reviews

Uncle Sam Drinking wine

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

New Beer Keg Information Page

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Have A Safe And Happy 4th

Happy Bday America

Take Care

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

July 4th By The Numbers

What Would Your Wine Job Be?

What Is In Your Wine?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

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

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

1-zeldalevine-Franklin-Liquors

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Spanish Wine Exploration Map

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

4-Wine-Map-Spain-Wine-Folly-Franklin-Liquors

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

 

Anatomy of a Wine Barrel: Parts, Sizes, Infographic

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

5-Wine-Barrel-Anatomy-Franklin-Liquors

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

PUBLISHER PLOTS 805 US DISTILLERIES ON MAP

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

6-USA-whiskey-map-Franklin-Liquors

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

 

Does Expensive Wine Taste Better?

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

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

 

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

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

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The MUNCHIES Guide to Buying Supermarket Wine

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

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

 

Bernick’s Periodic Table of Beer

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

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

 

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

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License solution in sight for Bolton MA winery

Update on Nashoba Issue With State Of MA

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

JULY 4TH BY THE NUMBERS

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

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

 

Knowledge Bombing on Pét-Nats

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

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

 

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

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

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-10-best-beers-to-drink-on-the-4th-of-july-beers-official-holiday/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=965f7e12f9-Jun_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-965f7e12f9-38937345

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

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

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

Original Article:

http://www.portlandmercury.com/The-Food-Issue-2016/2016/06/29/18302560/why-you-should-ignore-the-wine-point-system

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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MILLER LITE 1/4 1/2

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

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

REDD’S APPLE ALE 1/2

KILLIAN’S 1/2

PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO 1/2 1/4

FOSTER’S LAGER 1/2

KEYSTONE LIGHT 1/2

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

NARRAGANSETT 1/2 1/6
DEL’S SHANDY 1/2

PABST BLUE RIBBON 1/2

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

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

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

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

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KEEPER IPA 1/2 1/6
CANDLEPIN SESSION ALE 1/2 1/6

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ISLANDER 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/6
ORANGE WIT 1/2 1/6
STINGRAY IMPERIAL IPA 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/2

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

HARPOON (MASSACHUSETTS)
HARPOON INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) 1/2 1/6
HARPOON TAKE 5 1/2 1/6
HARPOON HOPPY ADVENTURE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON CAMP WANNA MANGO 1/2 1/6
HARPOON 100 SERIES 1/2
HARPOON UFO WHITE ALE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON UFO RASPBERRY 1/2
HARPOON UFO HEFEWEIZEN 1/6
HARPOON UFO BIG SQUEEZE 1/2 1/6
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LONG TRAIL ALE 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL GREEN BLAZE IPA 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL DOUBLE BAG 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL LIMBO 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL MOSTLY CLOUDY 1/6

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MAGIC HAT #9 1/2 1/6

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GREEN HEAD IPA 1/2 1/6
DAS KOLSCH 1/2 1/6
BELGIUM WHITE 1/2 1/6
MELT AWAY 1/2 1/6

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

OTTER CREEK (VERMONT)
BACK SEAT IPA 1/6
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BOTTOM UP WIT 1/2 1/6
CITRA HERO 1/2 1/6
EUGENE PORTER 1/2 1/6
ROSA 1/2 1/6

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ZEPHYR 1/2
ISHMAEL 1/2 1/6

SEA DOG (MAINE)
SEA DOG BLUEBERRY 1/2

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

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PORTER SQ. PORTER 1/2

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PILS 1/2 1/6

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

THE SHED (VERMONT)
MOUNTAIN ALE 1/2

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

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

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

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LABATT BLUE 1/2

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NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE 1/2

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PAULANER HEFE-WEIZEN German Slide 50lit

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GUINNESS STOUT 1/2 1/6
GUINNESS BLONDE 1/2
GUINNESS NITRO IPA 1/2 1/6
SMITHWICK’S ALE 1/2
HARP LAGER 1/2
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CORONA LIGHT 1/2

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MODELO ESPECIAL 1/2 1/4

NEGRA MODELO 1/4

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

SCOTLAND
BELHAVEN 1/2

SPAIN
ESTRELLA DAMM Euro Sankey 30lit

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CRISP APPLE 1/2 1/6
STONE DRY 1/2 1/6

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

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DRY 1/2 1/6
SEMI DRY 1/2 1/6

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CORD 1/2 1/6
NOVA 1/2 1/6

MAGNERS (IRELAND) 1/2

MASS BAY (MASSACHUSETTS)
HARPOON CIDER 1/6

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

SCHILLING CIDER
GOLD 1/6

STRONGBOW
GOLD 1/2

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

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

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

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

ATWATER BLOCK (MI)
Vanilla Java Porter 1/2

BOULDER (CO)
Shake Nitro 1/2

BRECKENRIDGE (CO)
Vanilla Porter 1/2

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Lager 1/2
Brown Ale 1/2
Defender 1/2
Pilsner 1/2
Sorachi Ace 1/2
Summer 1/2

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

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

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

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

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

GREEN FLASH BREWING (CA)
West Coast IPA

HEAVY SEAS (MD)
Loose Cannon IPA 1/2

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

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

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

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

NEW HOLLAND (MI)
Mad Hatter 1/2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUCKERMAN (NH)
Pale Ale 1/2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landshark 1/2 1/6

Busch 1/2
Busch Light 1/2

Rolling Rock 1/2

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

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

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

Kirin Ichiban 1/2

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

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

Franziskaner 1/2

Bass 1/2

Becks 1/2

Boddingtons 1/2

Hoegaarden 1/2

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

Corona Light 1/2

Negra 1/4
Modelo 1/4

Pacifico 1/4

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

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

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

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

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

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

SWITCHBACK
Ale 1/2 1/6

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

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

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

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

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

NEW CITY
Ginger 1/6

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

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Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

Shop Our Selections Online!

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Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

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Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

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More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 390 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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