Liquor Industry News/Links 04-30-16

April 30, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-30-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors And Our Franklin Wine Club 

The Moonlight Chef Cheese Dish And Wine Tasting

In Our Wine Room This Week

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Who Drinks Most In World

Ebay To Sell Wine

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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World Wine Consumption

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Richard Cardoza launching VINIUM wine venture

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Craft Beer Growth VS Sam Adams

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MAKER’S MARK CELEBRATES GRAND SLAM CHAMPION

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

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

BELEMNITE CHALK ‘ROLLS ROYCE’ OF SOIL

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

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

 

Is Guinness Craft Beer?

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wine around the world: who drinks the most?

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

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

 

Amarone Family Soap Opera

Who controls this elite Italian wine name?

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

 

Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies:  new report available

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

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Barefoot Crosses 18 Million Cases, Branches Into Canned Wine

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

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

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

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90+ To Offer Wine In Cans

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

Wine Squirrel will keep your wine fresher, longer

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

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

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

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

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

eBay Enters The Wine Space In Partnership With Delivery App Drync

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

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

New Harpoon Cider

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

5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

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

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-south-american-wine-varieties-you-need-to-know/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2bc8da7095-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2bc8da7095-62472929&mc_cid=2bc8da7095&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

Chardonnay versus Viognier Basics:

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

The Definitive *Truth* About Wine and Its Health Benefits

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

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

 

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Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

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

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

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

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

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

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

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Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

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

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

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

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

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

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

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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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2013 Kaiser Mosel Riesling

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 2009 Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana Red

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Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

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2014 Molnar Poseidon Chardonnay

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2012 Klinker Brick Zinfandel

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Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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2008 Damilano Cannubi Barolo

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Acquese Dolceoro Moscato D’Asti

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-23-16

April 23, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-23-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

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 

Everyone Really Is Just Picking Their Wine Based on the Label

Wine.net surveyed 2,000 wine drinkers about their buying and consumption habits, asking them to choose between three bottles of red wine and three bottles of white wine without providing any information besides images of each bottle.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/everyone-really-is-just-picking-their-wine-based-on-the-label

 

This Ridiculously Chic Sommelier Will Pick Your Wine Based on Your Favorite Color

Intimidated by mile-long wine lists? Lelañea Fulton shares her tricks of the trade.

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http://www.elle.com/culture/travel-food/news/a35659/lelanea-fulton-sommelier-interview/

 

Does Italy really produce finer wines than France?

Italy might produce more wine than France, but does it actually produce finer wines the French as the Italian Prime Minister proudly claimed? Experts give their opinion.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20160415/italian-wine-better-than-french-wine

Wines From Dry to Sweet

We charted the sweetness in wine from bone-dry to richly sweet. Sweetness (and how we discuss it) is one of the most commonly misunderstood topics in wine, but with a little clarification you can taste and talk like a pro.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-from-dry-to-sweet-chart/

 

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

One of the great misconceptions about wine is that you simply need to pull the cork, pour yourself a glass, and a wine will be at its optimum.

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http://montrealgazette.com/life/dont-be-afraid-to-play-with-your-wine

 

Biodynamic vs organic

What’s the difference and is one way better than the other?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-terminology/biodynamic-vs-organic-ask-decanter-296008/

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO

Barbaresco is a small area in the Piedmont about halfway between Milan and the French border.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/produttori-del-barbaresco

 

YOU SHOULD CONSUME CHOCOLATE AND WINE FOR THIS AMAZING REASON!

A recent study conducted by King’s College London has shown that chocolate and red wine actually helps keep people fit and healthy.

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http://www.davidwolfe.com/consume-chocolate-wine-amazing-reason/

 

HOW TO LEVEL UP FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS

Wine pairing is hardly the purview of just wine snobs and sommeliers; in fact, it’s hardly tricky at all, so long as you treat wine like you would any other flavor.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-level-up-food-and-wine-pairings

 

Best wine label scanning apps 2016

When the first wine label scanning apps appeared around three years ago, it seemed like pocket-sized alchemy. Now, anybody could identify a wine from a photograph taken using their smartphone. It was revelatory.

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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/best-wine-labelscanning-apps-2016

 

Why Green Certify? Marketing Versus Sustainability

But does anyone care besides the wineries themselves? If, according to the 2015 Survey of American Wine Consumer Preferences, conducted by Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute, only 18 percent of the respondents indicated that organic, sustainable, or biodynamic wines influence their decision to purchase a wine, why get certified in the first place?

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/04/why-green-certify-marketing-versus-sustainability/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=c7f767d59d-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-c7f767d59d-299904425

 

New Crémant de Bourgogne ranking agreed

Burgundy producers have approved a new ranking system for sparkling wine Crémant de Bourgogne, to include ‘Eminent’ and ‘Grand Eminent’ levels.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-cremant-de-bourgogne-ranking-approved-299308/

 

New Grape Varieties for Champagne

There are currently 6 grape varieties used in making Champagne.

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http://www.glassofbubbly.com/new-grape-varieties-for-champagne/

How to Always Pour the Perfect Red Wine?

To make your life easier we’ve designed the above infographic that allows you to easily select the type of wine that’s right for you.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/19/how-to-always-pour-the-perfect-red-wine/

 

Grapefruit Wine Is France’s Latest Obsession

A bottled cocktail of rosé wine mixed with grapefruit juice.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/4/19/11456746/wine-rose-cocktail-grapefruit-france

 

Higher alcohol Not Your Father’s Root Beer to go national

Almost a year after a 5.9 percent alcohol version of the boozy root beer invented by Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery became a national sensation, a 10.7 percent alcohol incarnation will get distribution in 45 states, a company news release said.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-not-your-fathers-root-beer-higher-alcohol-20160419-story.html

REBEL YELL UNVEILS ROOT BEER AND GINGER WHISKEYS

Available throughout the US from April this year, Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey and Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey feature the brand’s new bottle design with cork stoppers and thicker glass.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/rebel-yell-unveils-root-beer-and-ginger-whiskeys/?article-source=newsletter&source=673&date=2016-04-21

 

Is Drinking Beer Really Good for Breast-feeding? Or Is That an Old Wives’ Tale?

Most experts agree that when it comes to alcohol, if you can drive, you can breast-feed.

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http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/drinking-beer-good-for-breastfeeding.html

 

The Trouble With Sparkling Wine

It’s too often an afterthought on wine lists, and it’s rarely treated with the care that it requires and deserves. Why?

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/food/963733-129/the-bar-code-the-trouble-with

 

New Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Truro, Massachusetts-based Farmer Willie’s is launching its Alcoholic Ginger Beer throughout markets in Massachusetts and Rhode Island following a local test run last summer. It’s made with a blend of cold-pressed ginger, cane sugar, lemon juice, molasses and nutmeg. The hard ginger beer will be available on- and off-premise at select accounts throughout the metro Boston area, as well as Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the South Shore of Massachusetts and Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. Farmer Willie’s (4.5% abv) retails for about $8.99 a four-pack of 12-ounce cans.

Mollie Openshaw of Mood Swing Wines on the Joys of Menopause

From our friends at Uncorked Monthly

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http://uncorkedmonthly.com/mollie-openshaw-of-mood-swing-wines-on-the-joys-of-menopause/

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WHY SOME WINEMAKERS THINK CONCRETE EGGS CHANNEL MYSTICAL ENERGY

The use of concrete in winemaking goes back centuries, but the egg-shaped container is fairly new.

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http://blog.lastbottlewines.com/education/concrete-wine-fermentation/

 

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

A potential adaptation strategy for the industry would be to adjust production practices – which is easier to do in some regions than others

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justine-vanden-heuvel/how-climate-change-will-t_b_9744348.html

 

CALIFORNIA DISTILLERY CREATES CANNABIS VODKA

The vodka is infused with cannabis stavia and made with local and legally grown hemp, which is distinguished from marijuana by having a THC content less than 0.3%.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/florida-distillery-creates-cannabis-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=674&date=2016-04-22

 

TRUMP VODKA SEIZED IN KOSHER SCAM

It launched in 2007, but stopped selling in the US in around 2011 after producer Drinks Americas, which had rights over the Trump moniker, said the brand failed to meet the sales thresholds.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/trump-vodka-seized-in-kosher-scam/

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing Summertime Citra Ale, a new version of its traditional Summer Ale that debuted in 2011. This year’s summer offering is a blonde ale brewed with an increased amount of Citra hops and pale malt, which the company says impart more citrus and passion fruit notes. Summertime Citra Ale (4.2% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99) and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99). The summer release will also be available in Narragansett’s latest Clam Shack Summer Variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99), which also includes Del’s Shandy and Narragansett Lager. The company recently announced plans to return brewing operations to its home state for the first time since 1983.

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April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

About The Moonlight Chef

“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

http://www.themoonlightchef.net

 

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230067952/

$35 Per Person

May 4th

Purple Wine Company

Featuring Lucky Star Wines

Lucky Star

Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

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

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

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

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

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

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

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

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Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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=1862

Franklin, MA

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Franklin Wine Club La Cantina Winery Tasting

April 22, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

La Cantina Winery Tasting

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La Cantina

Thursday April 21st 2016

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The Wines And Group Quini Reviews

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2015 Riesling

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Wine #2

2014 Chardonnay

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Chard

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Wine #3

2015 Malbec

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Malbec

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Wine #4

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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2015 Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec

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Blend

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Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club 

Think Pink Tasting

In Our Wine Room This Week

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Town Of Franklin Ma New By-Law

Our Town Is Thinking Of Raising The Age To Buy Tobacco

From 18 To 21. Good Idea?

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

All About Fortified Wines

Wine Infused Coffee

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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Upgrade cheap beer with new ‘beer drops’

Mad Hops makes Flavored Brew Drops, designed to be squirted into inexpensive, mass-produced beers to make them taste more like craft beer. The idea is to make low-quality beer more palatable, without breaking the bank.

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http://www.buffalonews.com/business/upgrade-cheap-beer-with-new-beer-drops-20160408

 

ManCan Lets You Take Your Keg Outdoors

What better combination than a cool afternoon hike, and a cold crisp beer straight out of a keg?

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http://www.ohgizmo.com/2016/03/31/mancan-lets-you-take-your-keg-outdoors/

EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER POSSIBLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BELGIAN BEER

Studying Belgian beer as an outsider can be confusing.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/everything-you-need-to-know-about-belgian-beer-belgian-beer-guide

 

Minnesota wine industry toasts new cold-hardy grape

State growers are bullish on Itasca, the new grape cultivar developed by the University of Minnesota’s breeding program, and its prospects for boosting the state’s rapidly growing vineyard and winery industry

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http://www.startribune.com/new-cold-hardy-grape-is-the-boost-minnesota-s-wine-industry-is-looking-for/375105391/

Somm By Synek Is The At-Home Wine Dispenser You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life

The wines themselves come in the form of canisters known as Sylos, which hold the equivalent of three bottles of wine. Once inserted, the coffee machine-sized mini-sommelier aerates and chills the wine based on its type

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/somm-by-synek-wine-dipsenser-that-learns-your-pala?token=b34f864b

 

Why Italian Wines Are Not No. 1 In Hong Kong And China

In Hong Kong, Italian wines have moved down to 6th place, lagging behind France, Australia, United States, Chile and Spain.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanniecholee/2016/04/08/why-italian-wines-are-not-1-in-hong-kong-china/#2f94feda45e4

 

WHY AND HOW DIFFERENT OAK SPECIES IMPACT YOUR FAVORITE DRINK

There’s actually quite a bit to know about oak, from the basic scientific rationale behind oak aging (why not age in plastic? Or clay? Or some weird ancient lamb’s bladder thingy?) to the varieties of oak used for aging, and what they can impart in your favorite wine, beer, or whisky.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-and-how-different-oak-species-impact-your-favorite-drink/

 

The Valtellina: Nebbiolo’s Other Kingdom

The Valtellina is a long narrow alpine valley on the Rhaetian side of the Alps in the province of Sondrio at the far north of the Lombardy region along the Swiss-Italian border.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-v-micallef/wine-stories-the-valtelli_b_9647652.html

 

2 New 14 Hands Wines For Derby

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ 14 Hands has introduced a new label called Stampede Red Blend. Sourced from Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA, Stampede is made with Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. The company has also released a commemorative 2013 Kentucky Derby Red Blend. The limited edition label, which marks 14 Hands’ fourth annual partnership with the Kentucky Derby, is made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and features imagery of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharaoh and jockey Victor Espinoza.

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BEAUJOLAIS PRODUCER TO RELEASE VIOGNIER

Viognier is not allowed under Beaujolais AOC laws but Saint Julien also falls under the IGP Comtés Rhodaniens appellation which does allow the planting and bottling of Viognier.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/beaujolais-producer-to-release-viognier/

Industry-First Study Analyzes More Than Two Million Wine Consumer Data Records

If other industries, from manufacturing to financial services to healthcare, could benefit from big data, then why couldn’t wine?

6-enolytics-wineoclock-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/04/12/industry-first-study-analyzes-more-than-two-million-wine-consumer-data-records/#5090b40c7186

 

Birds and Snakes Partner With Grapegrowers

Owls aren’t the only beneficial predators in vineyards

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=167426

Rhode Island Legislators Consider Removing Archaic “Winery Visit Penalty” for Wine Direct Shipments

Two bills introduced in Rhode Island promise to remove an archaic provision requiring consumers to visit a winery before receiving a shipment of wine directly from that winery.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160412006827/en/Rhode-Island-Legislators-Removing-Archaic-“Winery-Visit

Does Wine Taste Different as You Get Older?

Does aging change your palate? Writer Elin McCoy investigates

CW0543 Older couple toasting each other

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/does-wine-taste-different-you-get-older

 

An Exhaustive Guide to Fortified Wines

What is vermouth, and sherry? And what in the world is a fortified wine?

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/4/12/11413482/fortified-wine-vermouth-sherry-madeira-martini-negroni

 

The Language of Tasting Notes

An exasperated French winemaker recently said, “Give me three words to describe a wine. Just three. Anything more is (nonsense).”

http://onlineathens.com/features/2016-04-12/language-tasting-notes

 

15 rules for attending a wine tasting

There is a perception that wine connoisseurs are condescending, pretentious snobs who wring the joy out of man’s most joyous beverage.

http://www.annistonstar.com/life/rules-for-attending-a-wine-tasting/article_d2ad2de8-0013-11e6-aa1e-cf79edd7e21e.html

 

New Way To Open Sparkling Wine

Vinturi Champagne Opener

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http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/vinturi-champagne-opener/

 

R.I. brewer pushing to ease beer laws has response for critics

The Proclamation Ale house is urging lawmakers to remove the limit on the amount breweries can sell to visitors on site for consumption off premises.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/13/brewer-pushing-ease-beer-laws-has-response-for-critics/NpFm4D400AEEUGCgMBn1AK/story.html

Head’s Up for Beer Lovers: Mars Tech Could Brew Better Bubbles

A craft beer drinker, has found a way to turn his passion for space into passion for pints. His company, Pioneer Energy, based in Lakewood, Colo., has created a “mobile cart” to make it easier to ferment beer.

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http://www.space.com/32556-mars-tech-for-beer-bubbles.html

What’s in a name? Why you should know the term ‘proprietary wine’

The wine world has vineyards that are iconic, and it also has one-of-a-kind wines with names all their own, known as proprietary wines.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-proprietary-blends-wine-food-0415-20160413-story.html

 

New Tormaresca Wine

Italy’s Tormaresca, part of the Antinori portfolio, has released Calafuria, a 100% Negroamaro rosato wine. Sourced from Tormaresca’s Masseria Maìme Estate in Puglia’s Salento region, Calafuria is aged in stainless steel and features floral, grapefruit and peach notes. The new entry is currently available both on- and off-premise in the U.S., retailing at $15 a 750-ml. Established by the Antinori family in 1998, the Tormaresca portfolio is imported in the U.S. by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

Outstanding Finds in Cava Sparkling Wine

The more deeper you explore Cava, the more parallels you find with Champagne. Surprisingly, even though many are made at a similar quality-level and style to Champagne, Cava is almost always more affordable.

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http://winefolly.com/review/on-finding-great-cava-sparkling-wines/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d7c2763e04-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d7c2763e04-62472929&mc_cid=d7c2763e04&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Quick Guide to Nebbiolo Grape Variety & its Italian Wine Regions

Nebbiolo is the temperamental grape of royalty in Italy. It is used in the wines of the Piedmont region in the Northwest of Italy.

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/15/quick-guide-to-nebbiolo-grape-variety-its-italian-wine-regions/

 

Why Popcorn Beer Actually Tastes Good

Thankfully, this is no stunt beer, but a collaboration between two Mankato, Minnesota, businesses,

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/why-popcorn-beer-actually-tastes-good—boomchickapop-w202815

 

WINE-INFUSED COFFEE: THE BEST INVENTION EVER

Can’t decide on another glass of wine or a cup of coffee after dinner? Have a merlot-infused coffee instead.

16-Wine-Coffee-Franklin-Liquors

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/food/news/a/31353058/wine-infused-coffee-the-best-invention-ever/

Recommended Drink Units Around The World

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The D-Vine machine

The slightly crazy vision of three engineers: to bring the concept of wines by glass in your living room and give you a new tasting experience with pedagogy and simplicity.

Interesting new French wine technology

http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/video-behind-the-scenes-of-the-french-company-10-vins/

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April 21st

La Cantina Winery Tasting

La Cantina

Very proud to host Bob and Ana Vozzella for this event!

They are members of our club and own and operate a winery in Franklin.

At this event Bob will share his families passion for wine making.

Come hear all about this winery and taste his families wines.

http://www.lacantinawinery.com

The Story:

The history of winemaking in our family starts in Santa Maria Del Molise, Italy, in the mid -1900’s.  Santa Maria is a small farming community, with natural spring from the mountains and rich soil for vineyards.  It was there my grandparents began a life-long tradition of making fine wines.

In 1963 my grandfather, Ottavio, moved his family from Italy to Franklin, MA, where he carried on the winemaking tradition from a small hand-dug cellar, in our home.

Today, in that very same home, I have been creating delicious wines using the same traditional methods my grandfather taught me.  With my grandfathers knowledge passed down, and the education I received at UC Davis California, the “Harvard” of winemaking, I am proud to bring to you, La Cantina Wine School.

La Cantina Winery was born out of our love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family.  Since its inception La Cantina Winery has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking.  From grapes, to barrel, and bottle, you are involved in the educational and fun process of making wine.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230001262/

April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

About The Moonlight Chef

“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

http://www.themoonlightchef.net

 

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230067952/

$35 Per Person

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

imagesCA5M7SK2

Spring 2016

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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=1862

Franklin, MA

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Wine Scholat Guild

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

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Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

Chef

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Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

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Society Of Wine Educators

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Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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

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

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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Franklin Wine Club Think Pink Rosé Tasting

April 15, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Think Pink Rosé Tasting

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Thursday April 14th 2016

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The Wines And Group Quini Reviews

Wine #1

2015 Le Pive Rosé

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Wine #2

2015 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé

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Wine #3

2015 Arrumaco Rosé

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Wine #4

2015 Penya Rosé

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Wine #5

2014 Viñestral

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Wine #6

2014 Les Darons

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Wine #7

N/V Laurent-Perrier Brut

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-09-16

April 9, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-09-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

New Tasting/Education Partnership

Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club have partnered with the Moonlight Chef.

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Chef Laura Stevens will be our guest host for a cheese and wine tasting April 28th

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230067952/

$35 Per Person

Contact Us For Your Next Food And Wine Event!

 

Private Tasting With The Moonlight Chef Food

In Our Wine Room This Week We Held Another Private Tasting

FOOD 

Medway Continuing Education

Held In Our Wine Room

Fudge And Wine Tasting

With our event partner Courtney of the Sugar Shoppe

Fudge

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/fudge-and-wine-tasting/

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What To Drink From Italy

Why You Should Not Worry About Sulfites

Barefoot Cellars’ winemaker listens to consumers

Pairing Wine And Pastas

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 

Pabst’s New Owner Digs Into Old Beer Recipes as It Looks to the Future

Founded in Milwaukee in 1844 by Jacob Best Sr., the brewery had a pretty good run for more than a century.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/business/pabsts-new-owner-digs-into-old-recipes-as-it-looks-to-the-future.html?_r=0

The Spanish Wine Regions You Should Be Visiting Right Now

They’ve long been overshadowed by Rioja, Spain’s oldest and most famous wine region, but perhaps not for much longer: in recent years, wine industry insiders have nicknamed Ribera and Rueda “the Napa and Sonoma of Madrid.”

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http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-03-31/the-spanish-wine-regions-you-should-be-visiting-right-now

SPIT OR DIE

Now you may think that you can hold your alcohol, but spitting goes far beyond intoxication and silly puns.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/spit-or-die

4 wine buying tips for weddings

There is one thing that remains constant — weddings must have wine.

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http://www.sfgate.com/sponsoredarticles/lifestyle/bridal/article/4-wine-buying-tips-for-weddings-7220312.php

How To Order Wine On A Date When You Know Nothing, From A Wine Expert

Good news! It turns out you don’t have to be obnoxious when you talk about wine, you just have to know how to describe what you like and don’t like (being able to pronounce everything wouldn’t hurt.)

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http://elitedaily.com/envision/how-to-order-wine-according-to-expert/1402216/

Trending: What to drink from Italy

We are seduced by the Italian lifestyle – which is one of the main reasons we in the U.S. import the most Italian wine of any country in the world.

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http://palatepress.com/2016/03/wine/trending-what-to-drink-from-italy/

Why Italy Is Mulling Wine Classes For Schoolchildren

Plans that could see children aged between six and 13 taught about Italian wine in schools across the country are being mulled by the government.

http://malaysiandigest.com/features/603602-why-italy-is-mulling-wine-classes-for-schoolchildren.html

 

Narragansett Beer returning to Rhode Island

The Narragansett Brewing Company will be brewing beer in Rhode Island for the first time since 1983.

http://wpri.com/2016/04/03/narragansett-beer-returning-to-rhode-island/

 

Sam Adams To Make A Seltzer

Boston Beer Company is entering the nascent “hard seltzer” category with the launch of a new brand, Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Billed as a low-calorie, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to wine, light beer and cocktails, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is 5% abv—containing alcohol made from cane sugar—and is rolling out across 20 major markets in three flavors: Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate. The newcomer, which retails at $10-$11 a six-pack, has 100 calories and two grams of carbs per serving. Truly Spiked & Sparkling will compete against other hard seltzer brands like Spiked Seltzer and Nauti Seltzer.

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ON SCORES AND TASTING NOTES

Scores matter (please let nobody argue again that they don’t) but they are merely a peg in the ground, the accompanying tasting note doing the job of positioning the wine in stylistic context or relative to past vintages and perhaps alluding to its evolutionary potential.

http://winemag.co.za/on-scores-and-tasting-notes/

Chianti Classico: Characterful Wines at Value Prices

This post highlights characterful wines from a fabled part of the world long known for its natural beauty, fabulous food and great wines

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http://www.rjonwine.com/tuscany/chianti-classico/

Alcohol and travel: Countries where you can’t drink alcohol

Having a drink while travelling is OK so long as you respect the laws of the country you’re travelling in and don’t behave like a drunk idiot. However, there are certain countries where consuming alcohol is illegal.

http://www.traveller.com.au/alcohol-and-travel-countries-where-you-cant-drink-alcohol-gnxmet

FRENCH WINEMAKERS DRAIN SPANISH TANKERS

Angry French winemakers emptied five tanks filled with Spanish wine onto a motorway in protest against increasing imports into the country.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/french-winemakers-drain-spanish-wine-tankers/

 

The Trouble With “White Label” Wines

“White label” wines are relabeled or rebranded wines created out of the bulk wine market. While some are good, many are nothing more than relabeled bulk wines from the world’s largest wine producers.

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http://winefolly.com/update/white-label-wines-what-wine-buyers-dont-know/

 

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Sulfites in Wine

There are plenty aspects of wine and winemaking that are misunderstood, but few as publicly or brutally as sulfites

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/sulfite-free-wine

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Launches New Extended Maceration Cabernet Sauvignon Project from Washington State

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates launched INTRINSIC™ Wine Co., a raw, yet elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that uses extreme maceration techniques to highlight the incredible quality of tannins in Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

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IN STOCK!

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Pairing beer with chocolate

Both beer and chocolate are often described as being smooth, malty, bitter, dark sweet, and light. The carbonation of beer though is what allows the taster to open up their palate and pull together the flavors of chocolate and the beer.

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Constellation Buys The Prisoner And Related Wine Brands For $285 Million

Constellation Brands has made another blockbuster luxury wine purchase, agreeing to buy the brands of the Prisoner Wine Company from Huneeus Vintners. The portfolio includes five brands, including superstar blend The Prisoner, Saldo, Cuttings, Blindfold and Thorn. The transaction, expected to close this month, includes just the brands.

The Big Get Bigger!

Barefoot Cellars’ winemaker listens to consumers

Barefoot’s annual production is about 18 million cases

Barefoot steps aside from the California wine trade in at least two respects. For one, it doesn’t vintage date its wines, preferring to emphasize style rather than season.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article69909932.html#storylink=cpy

Want a 100? Develop your own wine rating system

It is difficult for most people to perceive the difference between a 85-point wine and a 95-point wine, but many of a critic’s followers use these scores to determine what to buy.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/food/ph-ac-cn-wine-0406-20160405-story.html

 

How to improve your tasting skills: understanding alcohol, acid and sugar in wine

So let’s have a look at these terms, so that we may understand how to evaluate them.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/fongyee-walkers-wine-study-guide/how-to-improve-your-tasting-skills-understanding-alcohol-acid-and-sugar-in-wine

 

5 Study Tips To Help You Pass The French Wine Scholar Exam

Is it intimidating? Yes. Is passing the French Wine Scholar exam achievable? Definitely! By diving in deep to the viticulture, regional characteristics and production history of wines from France, you will gain an understanding of wines from all over the world on a different level than you had previously.

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https://napavalleywineacademy.com/5-study-tips-to-help-you-pass-the-french-wine-scholar-exam/

 

A wine region where the population is at times a little confused

This is the Alsace, a picturesque area of rolling hills on the borders of France and Germany, squeezed in between the Vosges Mountains to the west and the majestic river Rhine to the east.

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/columnists/a-wine-region-where-the-population-is-at-times-a-little-confused-1-7309865

 

Astrological Signs With Astrological Wines

Astrological Signs and wines that go with them

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2016/04/06/astrological-signs-with-astrological-wines/

The Tao of Tasting

Tasting is the heart and soul of what we do as wine professionals. It’s both the “work” we do and also the most enjoyable thing about our profession.

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Pyrazines: Why Some Wines Taste like Bell Pepper

A group of these savory flavors (which includes “bell pepper”) come from a from a specific aroma compound called methoxypyrazine (often called “pyrazines” for short). The compound is found in higher proportions in the “Bordeaux-family” grapes

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pyrazines-why-some-wines-taste-like-bell-pepper/

 

Surprise: Leffe beer is not made by monks

A beer drinker was so surprised that Leffe beer is made by beer giant Anheuser-Busch and most notably not by men of the cloth, he filed a lawsuit against the beer manufacturer, according to Reuters.

http://www.sfgate.com/food/article/Leffe-beer-monks-sued-anheuser-busch-7232732.php

 

WINE LISTER CLAIMS ‘NEW STANDARD’ IN WINE RATING

The system is “data and technology-driven” and aims to give a truer “holistic” assessment of each wine based on aggregated scores from eminent critics as well as its brand strength, liquidity and price – all presented on a 1,000-point scale.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/wine-lister-claims-new-standard-in-wine-rating/

On Pairing Wine With Pasta

The best tip on pairing wine with pasta is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/on-pairing-wine-with-pasta/

Tim Hanni MW Launches New Online Business of Wine Course

Master of Wine Tim Hanni launches a new online Business of Wine course in collaboration with the Napa Valley Wine Academy this month.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=167234

Quick Guide to Sangiovese Grape Variety & its Italian Wine Regions

Sangiovese is the soul of Tuscany, and is the bedrock of the region, used in producing Chianti, Chianti Classico, Super Tuscan wines, Rosso di Montalcino, and the venerable Brunello di Montalcino.

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/07/quick-guide-to-sangiovese-grape-variety-its-italian-wine-regions/

 

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Thursday April 14

Think Pink Tasting

Rose Tasting

Guest Host John Grange

Spring is here!

Rosé sales are getting bigger every year and are the perfect springtime wine.

At this tasting we will taste many Rosé wines,

John will also share some French wines including Champagne and a nice Spanish selection.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/229826409/

 

April 21st

La Cantina Winery Tasting

La Cantina

Very proud to host Bob and Ana Vozzella for this event!

They are members of our club and own and operate a winery in Franklin.

At this event Bob will share his families passion for wine making.

Come hear all about this winery and taste his families wines.

http://www.lacantinawinery.com

The Story:

The history of winemaking in our family starts in Santa Maria Del Molise, Italy, in the mid -1900’s.  Santa Maria is a small farming community, with natural spring from the mountains and rich soil for vineyards.  It was there my grandparents began a life-long tradition of making fine wines.

In 1963 my grandfather, Ottavio, moved his family from Italy to Franklin, MA, where he carried on the winemaking tradition from a small hand-dug cellar, in our home.

Today, in that very same home, I have been creating delicious wines using the same traditional methods my grandfather taught me.  With my grandfathers knowledge passed down, and the education I received at UC Davis California, the “Harvard” of winemaking, I am proud to bring to you, La Cantina Wine School.

La Cantina Winery was born out of our love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family.  Since its inception La Cantina Winery has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking.  From grapes, to barrel, and bottle, you are involved in the educational and fun process of making wine.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230001262/

April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

About The Moonlight Chef

“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

http://www.themoonlightchef.net

 

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Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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!

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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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Fudge And Wine Tasting

April 6, 2016

Medway Community Education Event 

Fudge And Wine Pairing 

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Tuesday April 5th 2016

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Chocolate

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Wine #1

2014 Vina Zaco Rioja

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2014 Charles&Charles Red Blend

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Chocolate Peanut Butter

Paired With

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2012 Tranzind Red Blend

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2012 Bolla Torr’Alta

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Chocolate Walnut

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2013 Butternut Chardonnay

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Wine #6

Maynards 10 Year Tawny Port

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-02-16

April 2, 2016

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04-02-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Why a good wine shop matters

Feedback from recent article by Eric Asimov of the New York Times

If you care about wine and want to drink better and more confidently, the best thing you can do is cultivate a close relationship with a good wine shop.

Good wine shops offer a great assortment of distinctive bottles. 

Look at wine descriptions posted under bottles. Are they written by the store’s staff? That’s a positive sign, indicating personal investment and a distinct point of view.

Bargain crates near the door? They often contain less interesting mass-market wines that are rarely good values.

In-store tastings are welcome, but you should never feel obliged to buy.

Good shops understand that the best values are around $15 to $25, so they ought to have a lot of good selections in that range. They should have cheaper wines, too, though without pandering. Pinot noirs for $5 may make sense in the supermarket environment of Trader Joe’s, where the strategy is to sell dull wine cheap, like Two-Buck Chuck, but not in a good wine shop.

The best merchants can teach you about wine, but they understand that a little information is often enough.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Possible Change To MA Bottle Bill?

Why Swirl Your 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 

Undiscovered Uruguay

This is Bodega Garzón, brainchild of global vintner Alejandro Bulgheroni, and the newest addition to Uruguay’s emerging wine scene.

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http://palatepress.com/2016/03/wine/undiscovered-uruguay/

 

How to count the calories in wine

Do you care how many calories are in your glass of wine?

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-terminology/how-to-count-the-calories-in-wine-ask-decanter-296021/

YOUR GUIDE TO THE WINE AND FOOD OF ITALY

So here is your guide to the most popular wines of each Italian region, paired with that region’s most famous dish.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/your-guide-to-the-wine-and-food-of-italy-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a38d39f9b-Mar_25_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a38d39f9b-38937345

 

American Wine Generations Report

American Wine Generations, follows comprehensive surveys of high frequency wine drinkers across generations, as well as a “deep dive” into a respondent pool of about 1,400 Millennial wine drinkers.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/blog/?go=getBlogEntry&dataId=166661

 

Not all Millennials are alike.

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The rise of orange wine, the white made like a red

IT’S the new drop that’s tantalising tastebuds yet confusing even the wine snobs.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/drink/the-rise-of-orange-wine-the-white-made-like-a-red/news-story/0ba15caa11518e703a5b44b3fd185981

Bottle Bill deposits under fire in Mass.

Eliminating 5-cent deposits on soda and beer containers and substituting a three-year, 1-cent per container fee paid by beverage distributors and wholesalers.

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Wine, Au Naturel

While many consumers assume that grapes are all that goes into a bottle of wine, a typical recipe can read more like a chemistry experiment.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/wine-au-naturale/Content?oid=4722259

Kuvee Keeps Wine Fresh For Longer

Because everything is “smart” these days, wine bottles are getting an Internet connection, too. Meet Kuvée, a refillable case that keeps wine fresh for up to 30 days.

7-kuvee-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.kuvee.com

A Review Of Device

The Kuvée Bottle is, without question, one of the most ridiculous Internet of Things devices I’ve ever seen.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/28/11317518/kuvee-bottle-keep-wine-fresh-smart-wi-fi

82 of the Best Hard Ciders, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

Ciders were judged completely blind by how enjoyable they were as individual experiences and given scores of 1-100.

8-hard ciders-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/03/82-of-the-best-hard-ciders-blind-tasted-and-ranked.html?a=1&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e33b288eef-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+29%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e33b288eef-36686829

UNDERSTANDING CHAMPAGNE LABELS

How much attention do you pay to the actual label on that bottle of bubbles?

9-Champagne-Franklin-Liquors

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-champagne-labels

5 Things to know about aging wine

Should you age your wine?

http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_29690489/5-things-know-about-aging-wine-master-sommelier

Craft breweries: Openings outpace closings 9:1

10-Craft Beer-Franklin-Liquors

New Harpoon Beer

Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has unveiled Camp Wannamango, its first new summer seasonal in 16 years. Rolling out this month, Camp Wannamango is a tropical-inspired pale ale brewed with mango. The 5%-abv seasonal will be available through August in 12-ounce bottles, 12-ounce and 16-ounce cans and on draft. Camp Wannamango joins Celtic Red, The Long Thaw White IPA, Winter Warmer, Octoberfest and Imperial Pumpkin in Harpoon’s existing seasonal lineup.

What makes a wine kosher?

If you think kosher wine is only for a specific group of wine drinkers, think again.

http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/what-makes-wine-kosher

WORLD’S FIRST ‘VAGINAL BEER’ SEEKS FUNDING

Described as containing the “quintessence of femininity”, the beer is made using lactic acid bacteria isolated from a Czech model and propagated to brew a sour beer, the company says.

11-Vaginal-beer-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/worlds-first-vaginal-beer-seeks-funding/

Drink More Wine: By the numbers

Decisions made in the vineyard determine what’s in the bottle.

Interesting read on wine #’s such as acres and grapes in bottle.

12-food_drinkmorewine-Franklin-Liquors

http://cltampa.com/potlikker/archives/2016/03/31/drink-more-wine-by-the-numbers#.Vv0YbNZZFBQ

Why Swirling Makes Wine Taste Better

Since most of the enjoyment of wine comes primarily from aromas, swirling the wine will aerate it slightly, potentially releasing more of those aromas.

13-you-might-be-a-wine-geek-if-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/why-swirling-a-glass-of-wine-is-better/

The Pay-to-Play Scandal In The Beer Biz: How Far It Goes Nobody Knows

At the end of the day somebody’s trying to gain preferential treatment for their product or ware and they’re going to do what they can to make that happen

http://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2016/03/31/the-pay-to-play-scandal-in-the-beer-biz-how-far-it-goes-nobody-knows/#76f7a91d1ceb

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Thursday April 14

Think Pink Tasting

Rose Tasting

Guest Host John Grange

Spring is here!

Rosé sales are getting bigger every year and are the perfect springtime wine.

At this tasting we will taste many Rosé wines,

John will also share some French wines including Champagne and a nice Spanish selection.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/229826409/

 

April 21st

La Cantina Winery Tasting

La Cantina

Very proud to host Bob and Ana Vozzella for this event!

They are members of our club and own and operate a winery in Franklin.

At this event Bob will share his families passion for wine making.

Come hear all about this winery and taste his families wines.

http://www.lacantinawinery.com

The Story:

The history of winemaking in our family starts in Santa Maria Del Molise, Italy, in the mid -1900’s.  Santa Maria is a small farming community, with natural spring from the mountains and rich soil for vineyards.  It was there my grandparents began a life-long tradition of making fine wines.

In 1963 my grandfather, Ottavio, moved his family from Italy to Franklin, MA, where he carried on the winemaking tradition from a small hand-dug cellar, in our home.

Today, in that very same home, I have been creating delicious wines using the same traditional methods my grandfather taught me.  With my grandfathers knowledge passed down, and the education I received at UC Davis California, the “Harvard” of winemaking, I am proud to bring to you, La Cantina Wine School.

La Cantina Winery was born out of our love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family.  Since its inception La Cantina Winery has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking.  From grapes, to barrel, and bottle, you are involved in the educational and fun process of making wine.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230001262/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Spring 2016

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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=1862

Franklin, MA

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Wine Scholat Guild

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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MAP

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Notebook

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

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Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Our Easter Newsletter

Happy Easter

Lets Us Help You With Food And Wine Pairings

We Will Be Open Easter Sunday 10am-2pm

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Yoga And Wine Event

This Week The Franklin Wine Club Partnered With Franklin Yoga

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First Of Its Kind

Pairing Chakras With Wines!

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/franklin-wine-club-yoga-and-wine-event/

Happy Easter

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine in Japan

A Guide to Easter Food & Wine Pairings

Are additives always a bad thing?

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 

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS WITH 8 POPULAR TAKE-OUT OPTIONS

There are certain nights of the week when cooking just isn’t an option.

1-wine-takeout-Franklin-Liquors

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/pairing-wine-with-8-popular-take-out-options/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d859b3f8d2-Mar_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d859b3f8d2-38937345

For wine producers, small is beautiful – but big is useful

Size isn’t everything in a vineyard – but it matters

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/20/wine-producers-small-is-beautiful-big-is-useful

MA Gov. OKs Liquor License for Shrewsbury’s Whole Foods

Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation this week that authorizes the town to issue an additional liquor license

http://patch.com/massachusetts/shrewsbury/gov-oks-liquor-license-shrewsburys-whole-foods-0

10 ESSENTIAL NEW ENGLAND BEERS

Here are ten very good, easily obtainable beers to look for on your next swing through New England.

2-new-england-beer-Franklin-Liquors

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/10-essential-new-england-beers/

Horizon Beverage Keeps Bacardi

Bacardi USA has renewed its distribution alliance with Horizon Beverage in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, signing a multi-year pact with the New England wholesaler. Bacardi and Horizon have had a decades-long relationship. Earlier this year, Bacardi appointed the newly formed Southern Glazer’s as its exclusive distributor across most of the U.S. market, but Southern Glazer’s doesn’t operate in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, both of which are franchise states

13 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BACARDI

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/13-things-you-didnt-know-about-bacardi/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

A Guide to the Spanish Vermouth Renaissance

A vermouth renaissance is sweeping Spain as drinkers embrace a cultural icon that’s been in decline since the 1970s. François Monti with a guide to the styles and top producers of Spanish vermouth.

3-BIBB-bianco-Franklin-Liquors

http://punchdrink.com/articles/a-guide-to-spanish-vermouth-and-brands/

It’s Just Not True—Five Wine Myths

In every case, these statements and opinions are myths

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/03/4150/

An Upside To Climate Change? Better French Wine

While climate change threatens coastal cities and generates extreme weather, the effects of global warming could bring good news to some of France’s most esteemed vineyards.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/21/470872883/an-upside-to-climate-change-better-french-wine

Wine in Japan

Grasp the basics of traditional and nonconventional winemaking countries

5-Japan-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.afoodieworld.com/the-flying-winemaker/6283-grape-globe-wine-in-japan

FIND WHICH FRENCH WINE STYLE BEST SUITS YOU

French Wines with Style has launched a new Facebook app that asks users a series of questions to discover the style of French wine that best suits their personality.

6-Franch-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/find-which-french-wine-style-best-suits-you/

GLEN MORAY RE-ENGINEERS RANGE FOR GROWTH

Among the recent additions are a Chardonnay cask finish, which was unveiled earlier this year.

IN STOCK!!

7-Glen-Moray-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/glen-moray-re-engineer-range-for-growth/

Raising the Bar: Truth in Wine Marketing

So how can wineries refine their stories to be more truthful?

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/03/raising-the-bar-truth-in-wine-marketing/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=1b521455dd-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-1b521455dd-299904425

A Guide to Easter Food & Wine Pairings

On this particular long weekend, most of us are well versed in what food to serve and when. From fish on Good Friday to roast lamb on Easter Sunday with an abundance of chocolate in between, simple traditions are followed every year.

9_easter eggs-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.wsetglobal.com/news_centre/756.asp

Thanks to this ingenious glass, you’ll never spill wine again

These spacey glasses are our reimagination of a traditional italian glassblowing technique, which we appropriated to prevent messy spills and stains. Four years of research and refinement has culminated in Saturn Glasses that are surprisingly light and satisfying to drink from

http://www.superduperstudio.net/#saturn

THE WINES YOU NEED TO DRINK TO UNDERSTAND OAK

You can train your palate. Here’s how:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-wines-you-need-to-drink-to-understand-oak/

Carménère Wine Guide

Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France and now grows almost only in Chile.

10-Carmenere-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/review/carmenere-wine-guide/

Frost Protection Wind Machine Fan

Cool way vineyards protect vines

https://youtu.be/t9bRjaSooWo

Wine Consumption Stats

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Are additives always a bad thing?

It’s the secret wine makers almost universally decline to admit: More additives are used in wine around the world today than ever before.

Gum arabic, sometimes called guar gum, is a byproduct of Acacia trees and helps to deal with unpleasant tannins in otherwise rough and rugged red wines. It is also widely used in the production of many foods.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5397575-181/on-wine-are-additives-always

Alto Adige: Back to the future

Alto Adige is the very northern, Alpine and predominantly German-speaking part of Italy, bordering Austria.

12-Alto-Adige-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.decanter.com/features/alto-adige-back-to-the-future-296390/

Rose, Musty Basement, and Oak? How to Train Your Palate to Taste Wine Like a Pro

“The nose carries notes of crushed berries, fig, and fresh roses,” says the sommelier, describing the wine you’re tasting to decide whether to order a bottle. Does it really smell like all those things? Sure—to a trained palate.

http://www.vogue.com/13419159/wine-tasting-how-to-train-your-palate/

Flavor Profiles of White Wines (Infographic)

A simple visualization of primary flavor components in white wines and how they are expressed in different varieties. This chart contains 16 common white wine varieties and 10 primary flavor components in varying degree.

13-white-wine-flavor-profiles-folly-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/flavor-profiles-of-white-wines/

California Court Dismisses Arsenic Lawsuit Against Wineries

For over a year now, some of California’s biggest wine producers stood accused of “poisoning” consumers with excessive levels of arsenic in 83 wine brands.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/52904

New Dreaming Tree

Constellation is extending Impact “Hot Brand” wine franchise The Dreaming Tree with a Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc retails at $15 a bottle and is launching nationwide. Like the rest of The Dreaming Tree lineup—which Constellation created in collaboration with musician Dave Matthews—its bottle is about a quarter pound lighter than the average wine bottle and sports a label made with 100% recycled paper.

How To Transport Wine Bottles on an Airplane?

Shipping wine internationally has a lot of restrictions, but what about carrying wine on the plane?

14-Weight-range-of-a-wine-bottle-Franklin-Liquors

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/03/24/how-to-transportcheck-in-wine-bottles-on-an-airplane/

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BUYING AND ENJOYING BAROLO WINE

For many of the most storied wine regions of the world, understanding them and the wines they produce can be overwhelming.

15-barolo-wine-map-Franklin-Liquors

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/the-essential-guide-to-buying-and-enjoying-barolo-wine/

Study Shows Widespread Contamination of Glyphosate Weedkiller in California Wine

Moms Across America released a new study revealing that ten major California wines contained the chemical glyphosate, the declared “active” ingredient in Roundup weedkiller and 700 other glyphosate-based herbicides.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/680/attachments/original/1458830087/GlyphosateContaminationinWinePressReport_(2).pdf?1458830087

What Does It Mean for a Wine to Be Corsican?

Not fully French, and strongly influenced by Italy, Corsica is a wine island unto itself. Jon Bonné on what it means for a wine to be Corsican, and how the island fits into the next great chapter in Mediterranean wine.

16-corsica-Franklin-Liquors

http://punchdrink.com/articles/what-does-it-mean-for-a-wine-to-be-corsican-wine/

Champagne Baby Bottle: Newborns Can Drink Milk In Style Thanks To This Latest Trend

A new alternative to a classic baby’s milk bottle has launched in the form of a champagne-style design.

17-baby-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/champagne-flute-baby-bottle_uk_56f3bc9ee4b04aee1b7003b7

 

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Vinitas Wineworks Selections

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Thursday April 14

Think Pink Tasting

Rose Tasting

Guest Host John Grange

Spring is here!

Rosé sales are getting bigger every year and are the perfect springtime wine.

At this tasting we will taste many Rosé wines,

John will also share some French wines including Champagne and a nice Spanish selection.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/229826409/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

 

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Spring 2016

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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=1862

Franklin, MA

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Wine Scholat Guild

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

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)

Business Card Back

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

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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Search Wine Reviews On Quini

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