Liquor Industry News/Links 09-24-16

September 24, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-24-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

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Franklin Wine Club Event

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Franklin Liquors Hosted September 20th

Proemio Winery Argentina

Read All About It

http://ow.ly/vZuB304pZXO

 

Mark Is Now A French Wine Scholar (FWS) Instructor

Will Partner With Vinitas Wineworks, Tri-County And The Wine Scholar Guild

To Teach And Host FWS Classes In Franklin Liquors Wine Room.

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https://www.winescholarguild.org/france/top-exam-scorers/mark-c-lenzi-fws.html

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Beer Actually Healthier Than Milk?

Can you judge a wine by its label?

Wine and GMO labeling

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 

New Apothic

E.&J. Gallo is extending its Apothic wine brand with a new red blend called Inferno. A small-batch, limited release, Inferno is aged in charred, white oak whiskey barrels for 60 days. The 15.9% abv offering is rolling out nationally at around $16 a bottle. Apothic, an Impact “Hot Brand,” has added more than 1 million cases to its total since 2012, advancing 14% to 2.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has debuted a limited edition of The Director’s Cut blend in partnership with media and entertainment company Technicolor. The Director’s Cut 2014 Technicolor is a blend of Malbec, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet and Zinfandel sourced primarily from Dry Creek Valley. The limited edition ($30 a bottle) is launching in select on- and off-premise accounts such as Whole Foods, Rustic, and Café Zoetrope, as well as at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The new release follows the winery’s August launch of The Director’s Great Movies range as an offshoot of the its Director’s Collection series.

Color Of Wine: Why Tint And Light Affect How We Perceive Flavor

To the layman, wine comes in three colors: Red, white, and for the more fancy of us, rosé. However, as revealed by winemaker David Munksgard in a recent segment on Science Friday, subtle differences in a wine’s tint can affect how our brain perceives its flavor, whether we realize it or not.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/color-wine-why-tint-and-light-affect-how-we-perceive-flavor-397784

 

55 Oktoberfest/Märzen Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

Since 1950, the traditional celebration of Munich’s Oktoberfest has been kicked off with a cry from the incumbent mayor of the city: “O’zapft is!” Loose translation, from the Austro-Bavarian dialect: “It’s tapped!”

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/09/55-oktoberfestmarzen-beers-blind-tasted-and-ranked.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2c6a7ba3b9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+14%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2c6a7ba3b9-36686829

 

Pizza And Wine Pairing

The only thing better than eating pizza is pairing your pizza with wine!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-pizza-pairing-app/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a81d16e81-Sep_14_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a81d16e81-38937345

 

Are Wine Ratings Good for Wine Investment?

Wine ratings were first introduced at the University of California at Davis in 1959 with their 20-Point Scale. Perhaps in a testament to the importance of aligning information to consumer intuition, Parker’s 100 point scale introduced in 1975 was the first real success, even though the useful range appears to be only about twenty points – 80 to 100.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/auctionforecast/2016/09/14/are-wine-ratings-good-for-wine-investment/#460876c42f5d

 

Move Over, Margaritas: Welcome To Mexico’s Vibrant Wine Valley

While I would never encourage anyone to abandon tequila, I would suggest perhaps considering a new addition to wet your palate: Mexican wines.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinbraswell/2016/09/14/move-over-margaritas-welcome-to-mexicos-vibrant-wine-valley/#1ea6e6674b88

Americans moving in on Piedmont

People went ‘crazy’ when news broke that a US family had bought the historic Vietti winery in Barolo country. Jane Anson visited Piedmont to test the local sentiment and get the inside track on the sale…

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/vietti-sale-americans-piedmont-330786/

The trendy wines of 2016: natural, orange, new wave Aussie, English sparkling, and more

Drinkers are branching out to try Greek, eastern European and Turkish vintages, while premium rosé continues its ascent and North Americans experiment with red blends

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-drink/article/2018884/trendy-wines-2016-natural-orange-new-wave-aussie-english

 

THE PERFECT BEER PAIRING FOR EVERY POTATO CHIP FLAVOR

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French Wine Exploration Map

If you drank a new wine each night, it would take 8 years to drink your way through France.

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http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-exploration-map/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=9faa45ede2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-9faa45ede2-62472929&mc_cid=9faa45ede2&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

FORGET FRANCE, DRINK WINE FROM THESE 7 UNEXPECTED COUNTRIES INSTEAD

Just when you thought there were no new wine countries to discover, influences such as climate change, new energy and investments, and changing political conditions are throwing new regions into the mix.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/forget-france-drink-wine-from-these-7-unexpected-countries-instead/

 

Cannabis-Infused Beer Was Just Approved for Sale

No, it won’t get you high. But rest assured, the alcohol still works.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/cannabis-infused-beer-was-just-approved-for-sale-w440208

American Oktoberfest

If you can’t make it to the real deal, here’s the next best way to celebrate Bavaria’s biggest bash.

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http://draftmag.com/sixer-american-oktoberfest/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=dc9922df32-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+16%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-dc9922df32-36686829

IPAS CAN EXPIRE. HERE’S HOW LONG THEY LAST

In short, you have three weeks from the date of production for all the flavors to shine through.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/how-fresh-ipa-drink-expire/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45290e3499-Sep_16_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45290e3499-38937345

 

WHAT SAVVY WINE CONSUMERS SHOULD KNOW

Is wine becoming too industrial?

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/what-savvy-wine-consumers-should-know/

BREWERIES TO MAKE BEER USING BOSTON RIVER WATER

The breweries involved are Boston Beer Co., Cape Ann Brewing Co., Castle Island Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery, Idle Hands Craft Ales and Ipswich Ale Brewery, with each receiving their share of the water earlier this week (over 4,000 gallons extracted and filtered using reverse osmosis).

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/breweries-to-make-beer-using-boston-river-water/

 

The Wild Abundance of Italian Native Grape Varieties

One of the natural delights of drinking Italian wine is that you have over 700 grape varieties to choose from. That’s right, over 700. By contrast, 93% of Napa and Sonoma Valley are planted with only eight varieties

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http://uncorkedinitaly.com/blog/2016/09/16/the-wild-abundance-of-italian-native-grape-varieties/?utm_source=Uncorked+in+Italy&utm_campaign=9b9c0e5f1e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_884179c0bd-9b9c0e5f1e-130695701

 

Guide to Italian Red Wine Grape Varieties

Italian cuisine is known for its bold flavors, and their red wines are no exception.

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Wine and GMO labeling

The new U.S. labeling law for food that is made with genetically modified organisms doesn’t seem to have much to do with wine; alcohol is exempt from its provisions.

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-gmo-labeling/

 

Apps Spell Doom For Wine Critics

There are several wine apps in the marketplace that promise to make things easier to pick wines based on points, yet they are still point driven. Load them on your phone, scan the bottle at point of purchase to get a rating, and who needs to take the time to read what a critic has to say about it.

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http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/2016/apps-spell-doom-for-wine-critics/96382

 

Can you judge a wine by its label?

We’ve all done it. And don’t try and say you haven’t done it, because you have. Probably many times. I’ve done it on hundreds of occasions – bought a wine because I thought the bottle looked cool.

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http://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/can-you-judge-a-wine-by-its-label-20160914-grfte3

 

The Indigenous Grapes of Croatia: Prč (Parč)

Prč or parč is another indigenous Croatian white wine variety, but one of those that won’t be easy to purchase or just give a taste on its own, even if you’re on the island of Hvar. And that island is prč’s home

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http://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/14057-the-indigenous-grapes-of-croatia-prc-parc

 

Is Beer Actually Healthier Than Milk?

Believe it or not, throughout history, there have been numerous times when beer was considered something of a health drink.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en_uk/articles/is-beer-actually-healthier-than-milk

Fall Food and Wine Matching Guide

The days are becoming shorter and there is a discernible chill in the air. Yes, summer is slowly coming to an end, but do not despair.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/09/18/fall-food-and-wine-matching-guide/

 

Wine App takes home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp

Allows users to scan a bottle of wine and displays the best year for that particular wine based on Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and meteorological data providing soil, atmosphere and weather information The app also recommends wines cultivated in similar conditions.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Fine_wine_app_wins_top_prize_at_App_Camp

 

Are Champagne and Sparkling Wines Trying to Conquer the Same Planet? A Report From Bulles Expo

Worldwide, Champagne is 13 percent of overall sparkling sales, in terms of volume, but 40 percent in terms of value.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/09/bulles-expo-sparkling-wines/

 

Whatever Happened To Merlot?

Wine Intelligence study of almost 4,000 consumers, where Merlot ranked as their most chosen red wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/09/19/whatever-happened-to-merlot/#3b5889a52f1d

‘MAREMMA IS NOW THE HOME OF VERMENTINO’

Maremma has become the most important area for Vermentino wines in Italy, according to the chief winemaker of one of the region’s biggest producers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/maremma-is-now-the-home-of-vermentino/

 

Rhinegeist Brewery Expands Distribution To Massachusetts

Rhinegeist will continue its partnership with Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, who already distributes their craft cider brand, Cidergeist, in Massachusetts.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/rhinegeist-brewery-expands-distribution-massachusetts/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=944d05430e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+21%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-944d05430e-36686829

 

How Lamorinda became a wine appellation

An AVA is not an easy thing to establish. Getting one approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a laborious path lined with paperwork and red tape that can take years to complete. In the case of Lamorinda AVA, it took five years.

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http://edibleeastbay.com/online-magazine/fall-harvest-2016/east-bay-gets-a-new-wine-appellation/

 

5 OF THE RAREST VODKAS ON THE PLANET

Some brands, blends, and bottles of vodka are tremendously tough to find for a variety of reasons, challenging the hardiest vodka adventurers to scour the world—or their wallet—for a taste.

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FYI We Sold Trump Vodka in 2010 For $33

http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-of-the-rarest-vodkas-on-the-planet/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=59d62bcd3a-Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Friday+23rd+September&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-59d62bcd3a-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Monday+19th+September%29&mc_cid=59d62bcd3a&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

 

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Host Chris Ferraro

About B&G

It was in 1725 that Irishman Thomas Barton settled in Bordeaux to start his company, which is today the city’s oldest winehouse still in activity… His grandson Hugh teamed up with Frenchman Daniel Guestier and in 1802 their partnership became official. From the Chartrons area in the center of Bordeaux, barrels and bottles were loaded on board of ships that sailed via the Garonne river to numerous countries, starting with Ireland, England, Holland and the USA to reach over 130 countries at present.

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About Chris

Chris Ferraro is the New England Sales Director for Barton & Guestier USA. This is his third year with the brand, which itself dates back to 1725 and was the first company to ship French wine to the United States, imported by none other than Thomas Jefferson, himself. Prior to working in the beverage industry, Chris spent 3 years doing national sales for Banco Santander. Before the excursion into finance, Chris was a manager and hospitality consultant for 8 years with restaurants including Erbaluce, Mistral, Teatro, and Restaurant L. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234044902/

October 11th

Zonin Italian Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

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Boston Winery

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

November 17th 

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

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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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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

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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Franklin Wine Club Proemio Wines Event

September 21, 2016

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Proemio Wines Event

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Tuesday September 20th 2016

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Proemio – Prologue in old Medieval Spanish, stands for kick- start or first page. This is indeed the beginning of the winery’s story. In 2001, Marcelo Bocardo, third generation winemaker and the descendant of a traditional Italian immigrant family founded Proemio with the goal of producing high quality wines that truly represent his ancestors’ passion for viticulture and a legacy for the generations to come.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Malbec

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750ml $9.99

Wine #2

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $9.99

Wine #3

2014 Reserve Malbec

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750ml $17.99

Wine #4

2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $17.99

Wine #5

2013 Grand Reserve Red Blend

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750ml $27.99

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-17-16

September 17, 2016

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Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

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Franklin Wine Club Event

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Franklin Liquors Hosted September 15th

An Italian Night With Claudio

Read All About It

http://ow.ly/jYjr304h0TI

 

Another Wine Coarse Completed

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador Program

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Sustainable Viticulture, Winemaking And Communities

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL

What is a Wine Box Ceremony?

5 beer styles that go perfectly with 5 pizza styles

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 

More Americans Shifting to More Expensive Liquor

Got a taste for the finer, more expensive things? You’re not alone, says Alexandre Ricard, CEO of Pernod Ricard.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13700328/1/more-americans-shifting-to-more-expensive-liquor.html

 

Better TV Viewing Beer Mug

Ever been utterly infuriated that you cannot see the television for a few seconds while drinking a beer from a glass? Well, there’s finally a solution.

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http://www.thegreenhead.com/2016/09/better-tv-viewing-beer-mug.php

 

The Most Expensive Wines in the US

Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who’s making it?

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/09/the-most-expensive-wines-in-the-us

 

Italy Set To Be Confirmed As Top Wine Producer

Italy is set to confirm its leadership position as the top wine producer in the world based on preliminary data for the 2016 harvest.

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http://www.esmmagazine.com/italy-sert-confirmed-top-wine-producer/31989

Anheuser-Busch to Acquire SpikedSeltzer

A final acquisition price was not disclosed, but Boathouse co-founders Nick Shields and Dave Holmes described the deal as a 100 percent equity purchase.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-acquire-spikedseltzer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fdde4234d2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+9%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fdde4234d2-36686829

 

5 beer styles that go perfectly with 5 pizza styles

Here in the 21st century, we subscribe to favor, nuance and variety of choice. Ice-cold light lager with greasy pizza is no longer adequate.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/foodfocus/ct-pizza-beer-styles-food-0914-20160908-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fdde4234d2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+9%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fdde4234d2-36686829

 

SMELLING LOTS OF WINE MAKES YOUR BRAIN ALZHEIMER’S RESISTANT

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas found in a preliminary study that master sommeliers — people who arguably rely on their sense of smell more than anyone else — are less likely to get Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s than people who don’t soak in delicious smells for a living.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/sommelier-brain/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c0479a1a9-Sep_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c0479a1a9-38937345

 

THE AMOUNT OF CRAFT BEER PRODUCED (2015)

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5 Important Factors In Producing Good Champagne

Champagne is a wonderful thing to study, from enjoying tasting the many varied labels and varieties to looking in to how it is made and the people behind producing some of the world’s finest labels.

http://www.glassofbubbly.com/5-important-factors-producing-good-champagne/

 

Wine appreciation is a matter of personal taste (and smell and touch)

It’s impossible to understand what something tastes like, or may be compared to, unless you have an original point of sensory reference.

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http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/winetasting-is-a-matter-of-personal-senses-20160901-gr6wz1

A HISTORY OF WINE IN NEW ZEALAND

Fifty years ago, the Land of the Long White Cloud did not enjoy its current image for the production of high-quality, low-yielding wines, for export around the world.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-history-of-wine-in-new-zealand

 

Phelps’ flagship Insignia turns 40

When Joseph Phelps Vineyards released its first vintage of what would become its flagship wine, Insignia, California’s first proprietary red wine blend sold for $12 a bottle.

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http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/phelps-flagship-insignia-turns/article_621ef6d3-cee7-5d90-b73b-658e7d525b05.html

 

Know Your Wine: A Guide to Bottle Sizes

Bottles of all formats – from 350 millilitre half bottles to 18 litre Melchiors

http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/videos/2016/09/know-your-wine-guide-to-bottle-sizes.html

 

Mobile Ready Wine Labels

Here are the top 3 reasons why wineries must make sure that their wines are ready for mobile:

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/iq-dio-interactive-labels.html#whatsnew

 

New Wine App Offers Innovation, Ease of Use for Wine Tasting, Touring

Spirit of 21 is a fun, interactive social wine application that helps consumers “taste and remember” every wine they try either at a winery or at home. Using a few simple screens to record aroma, taste and how much they liked a wine, Spirit of 21 dials up an easy-to-use format.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13663740.htm

A wine philosopher on why “not every wine is worth our attention”

Being a fine wine critic is no different from being a fine art critic. To be good at judging wine you need plenty of experience, to be free from prejudice, to know what to expect from each category of wine, and to be skilled at identifying the various flavors.

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http://qz.com/778646/a-wine-philosopher-on-how-you-can-tell-a-truly-fine-wine-from-an-average-vintage/

 

What is a Wine Box Ceremony?

A wine box ceremony is a wedding ritual in which, during the proceedings of the wedding ceremony, a bottle of wine is enclosed into a box.

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http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2016/09/wine-box-ceremony.html

 

Six health benefits of white wine

What are the main health benefits of white wine?

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http://blog.uvinum.co.uk/six-health-benefits-white-wine-2425581?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Uvinum%2FEN+%28Uvinum%27s+blog%29

RANKED: THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL

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10 video game beers

Level up your next beer tasting with these brews inspired by pixels and power-ups—no cheat codes required.

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http://draftmag.com/10-video-game-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ca01e4a719-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+12%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ca01e4a719-36686829

IS IT LEGAL OR ILLEGAL TO BRING YOUR OWN MINI BOTTLES OF LIQUOR ON A PLANE?

“no person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage to him.”

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http://vinepair.com/articles/legal-bring-alcohol-airplane/

 

Aglianico: The Worlds Oldest Cultivated Grape is Italy’s Unknown Wine Treasure

Among Italy’s most remarkable wine offerings is a little known grape called Aglianico (pronounced ah-l’yee-an-nee-koh).

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-v-micallef/aglianico-the-worlds-olde_b_11920668.html

 

Wine facts that may leave you more confused

People say wine is complicated. I always disagree – but sometimes I lose the argument. Here are some confusing facts about wine that illustrate the fact.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/article100028432.html

House Wine: What Is It, Exactly?

Is house wine actually bad, bulk wine?

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/what-is-house-wine

 

The ancient underground shells flavoring France’s Champagne

In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and exceptional” — and which may have influenced the flavor of the local bubbly.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20160913/ancient-shells-that-flavour-champagne

Wine Vintages and Why They Matter (Sometimes)

A wine vintage is the year in which the grapes were harvested. A wine’s vintage can greatly affect the taste and quality, primarily because of the weather that affects the vines throughout the growing season.

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http://winefolly.com/review/wine-vintages-and-why-they-matter/

 

Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?

The Board noted that Applicant’s and Registrant’s goods are identical (i.e., both wine) and thus the Board presumed that the channels of trade and classes of purchasers are the same

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http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/09/13/likelihood-confusion-beachhouse-beach-house-winery/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=86d039c581-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-86d039c581-148359429

 

Wine Cynic Tells All

The vast majority of wine sold in our country is complete and utter garbage. Let me clarify how, by vast majority, I mean the bulk of volume, not labels. The huge factory labels sell incredible quantities of schlock, more than offsetting the many great smaller wineries.

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http://www.oregonwinepress.com/wine-cynic-tells-all

JOHNNIE WALKER RED RYE LEADS NEW SERIES

Diageo-owned blended Scotch Johnnie Walker has launched the first expression in its experimental Blenders’ Batch series, Johnnie Walker Red Rye.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/09/johnnie-walker-red-rye-leads-new-series/

Here’s What Happens When You Order Wine by the Spoon at the Trump Hotel

They are tiny—almost resembling the soup spoons you find in Chinese restaurants—but heavy.

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https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/13/heres-what-happens-when-you-order-wine-by-the-spoon-at-the-trump-hotel/

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September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

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Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Host Chris Ferraro

About B&G

It was in 1725 that Irishman Thomas Barton settled in Bordeaux to start his company, which is today the city’s oldest winehouse still in activity… His grandson Hugh teamed up with Frenchman Daniel Guestier and in 1802 their partnership became official. From the Chartrons area in the center of Bordeaux, barrels and bottles were loaded on board of ships that sailed via the Garonne river to numerous countries, starting with Ireland, England, Holland and the USA to reach over 130 countries at present.

www.barton-guestier.com

About Chris

Chris Ferraro is the New England Sales Director for Barton & Guestier USA. This is his third year with the brand, which itself dates back to 1725 and was the first company to ship French wine to the United States, imported by none other than Thomas Jefferson, himself. Prior to working in the beverage industry, Chris spent 3 years doing national sales for Banco Santander. Before the excursion into finance, Chris was a manager and hospitality consultant for 8 years with restaurants including Erbaluce, Mistral, Teatro, and Restaurant L. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234044902/

October 11th

Zonin Italian Wines

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Washington Ciders And Wines

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Boston Winery

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Rhone Valley French Wines

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

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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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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

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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Franklin Wine Club Italian Night With Claudio

September 16, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

An Italian Night With Claudio Event

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Thursday September 15th 2016

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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.”

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Campo al Mare Vermentino

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750ml $19.99

Wine #2

2014 Nozzole “Le Bruniche” Chardonnay

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750ml $14.99

Wine #3

2013 Nozzole Chianti Classico

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750ml $17.99

Wine #4

2013 Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva

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750ml $21.99

Wine #5

2012 Torcalvano Vino Nobile de Montepulciano

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750ml $26.99

Wine #6

2014 Campo al Mare Bolgheri

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750ml $29.99

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Big Guys In Wine

JIM BEAM LAUNCHES ITS OWN APPLE WATCH

9 WINE CRAFTS YOU SHOULD MAKE FOR A TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN

 

 

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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BULK WINE NOW 38% OF GLOBAL WINE EXPORTS

The growing bulk wine category now accounts for 38.6% of global wine exports, with 39.49 million hectoliters exported around the world last year.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/bulk-wine-now-38-of-global-wine-exports/

 

What ARE the 100 grapes of Lodi CA?

Did you know there are over 100 varieties of European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) grown in the Lodi Viticultural Area.?

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http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/The-100-grapes-of-Lodi

 

9 WINE CRAFTS YOU SHOULD MAKE FOR A TERRIFYING HALLOWEEN

Pick a project you like and spend the month of September putting together supplies.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/9-halloween-wine-crafts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=61cd64e743-Sep_2_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-61cd64e743-38937345

 

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Introduces Sleek New Look

Robert Mondavi Private Selection is set to introduce a bold new packaging look, paying homage to founding winemaker Robert Mondavi’s legacy of making quality, expressive wine sourced from California’s best coastal vineyards.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=173962

 

7 Common Mistakes When Ordering Wine

From the crutch of Cabernet to the perils of penny-pinching, here’s what not to do when ordering wine.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/common-mistakes-ordering-wine

 

New App Makes Wine More Welcoming

A new wine pronunciation app out this month didn’t start anywhere close to a computer. Its local developer, self-described “language junkie” Robert Aiudi, was three-fourths of the way into a glass of red wine at a bar, and had just encountered the kind of problem set he enjoys tackling.

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http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/nothing_to_wine_about/

 

WINE TRAINER LAUNCHES CHILEAN WINE DOCUMENTARY

documentary exploring Chilean Wine, which was filmed in December last year, on Wine Training’s dedicated Youtube channel.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/wine-trainer-launches-chilean-wine-documentary/

 

Canned Wine Sales

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Wine Advocate set to release sake ratings

Big news for the sake industry: on Wednesday, the Wine Advocate will release 78 ratings of sakes on the 100-point scale.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2016/08/wine-advocate-set-to-release-sake.html

 

Understanding German Wine

There are two countries that instill fear in the hearts and minds of MS students; countries that can inspire panic in even the most confident candidate: Italy and Germany.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/understanding-german-wine/

Is Nebbiolo the new Pinot Grigio?

Two controversial proposals for new Italian appellation rules

Piemonte Nebbiolo DOC

delle Venezie DOC

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https://dobianchi.com/2016/08/30/pinot-grigio-doc-appellation-igt/

Beyond Lambrusco: Inside the Elusive World of Sparkling Red Wines

Welcome to the bona fide, if sometime elusive, world of pigmented and fizzy wines.

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http://www.eater.com/wine/2016/8/30/12694650/lambrusco-best-sparkling-wine

 

How to squeeze more than 100 grape varieties into one bottle of Barossa rose

It is made from an astounding 108 different grape varieties, grown in the Barossa Valley and mashed together into an extraordinary rose blend that defies all winemaking conventions.

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http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/drink/how-to-squeeze-more-than-100-grape-varieties-into-one-bottle-of-barossa-rose/news-story/4a442705107c9cb9c7e9cd9aeb97a750

 

Glutathione May Help Preserve Wine Aroma

Fresno State Grape Day highlights new research by university winemaker on preserving delicate aromas of white varietals

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=174016

 

Hess Collection Expands At The High End

Napa-based Hess Family Wine Estates is expanding at the luxury tier with three upscale launches under its Hess Collection umbrella. The wines will include a Napa Valley red blend called Lion Tamer ($40) and a Napa Valley Chardonnay called The Lioness ($60). Hess is also relaunching its prestige wine The Lion with a Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ($175), marking the first vintage of The Lion since 2008. Both Lion Tamer and The Lion are rolling out now, while The Lioness will debut next April.

Named to reflect the “tannin-taming” quality of the Malbec used in its blend, Lion Tamer is intended to boost Hess’s exposure to the luxury red blend segment. “We believe Lion Tamer brings a new dimension to the Hess Collection,” says Nicole Carter, CMO and director of winemaking at Hess Family Wine Estates, noting that the lion has been the emblem of the Hess family for nine generations. “Hess is one of the larger growers of Malbec in Napa Valley, and the timing is right to highlight the variety and extend further into red blends. The label is a dramatic departure from our traditional Hess look and feel—intentionally. We want to attract new consumers to the brand.” Lion Tamer’s initial vintage, 2014, totaled just under 3,000 cases.

The Lioness is also a departure for Hess, in that it’s a fuller style of Chardonnay from a company known for more aromatic, less oaky expressions of the varietal. For The Lion, meanwhile, Hess partnered with winemaker Celia Welch. The icon wine was taken out of production after 2008 so that Hess could redevelop its Mount Veeder estate vineyards to maximize quality, and is now returning with a 2013 vintage. The winery expects to produce about 500-1,000 cases each of The Lion and The Lioness annually, seeking to create a luxury halo for the Hess Collection.

Wine Box Top Pour

New-patented technology that enables boxed wine to be poured from the top of the bag. A bottom plate inside the box is attached to a spring wire that pushes the wine towards the faucet at the top, and is easily inserted into any ordinary bag-in-box wine during the packaging process; so no need to change your current inner bag and box supplier.

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50 States of Wine

Every state grows grapes and makes wine. Discover the wine specialty of your home state.

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http://winefolly.com/update/50-states-of-wine-infographic/

 

Another War in Stags Leap

Now, the wineries’ twenty-first century owners, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Stag’s Leap) and Treasury Wine Estates (Stags’ Leap) are again battling over a name in an Oakland Federal District Court.

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http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/09/06/another-war-stags-leap

 

Delving into the history of Beaujolais wine

Beaujolais is in the southernmost district of Burgundy, and is responsible for almost half the wines produced in the region.

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http://www.inforum.com/variety/4109190-delving-history-beaujolais-wine

U.S. Wine Market’s Leading Super-Premium Players In Growth Mode

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Gallo survey: French consumers more open to foreign wines than was thought

Although 36% of respondents in the survey did claim that they only drank French wine, 83% admitted that they have tried wines from around the world.

http://www.vitisphere.com/news-83229-Gallo-survey-French-consumers-more-open-to-foreign-wines-than-was-thought.html

 

New Baileys Fall Flavor

Diageo is extending its Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur range with the fall seasonal release of Baileys Pumpkin Spice. The new offering combines the Original Irish Cream expression with the flavors of cinnamon and baking spices, maple, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee, the company says. Baileys Pumpkin Spice is available nationwide through November for about $25 a 750-ml. The brand’s portfolio also includes the Original Irish Cream, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Cinnamon, Chocolate Cherry and Espresso Crème. Baileys declined 3% to 1.2 million cases in the U.S. last year, putting the brand below its 2005 volume, according to Impact Databank.

US SURGEON GENERAL URGED NOT TO PENALISE RESPONSIBLE DRINKERS

Key US drinks trade associations have united to express their concern about an upcoming report on alcohol misuse that targets responsible consumers rather than problem drinkers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/us-surgeon-general-urged-not-to-penalise-responsible-drinkers/

 

JIM BEAM LAUNCHES ITS OWN APPLE WATCH

And Jim Beam’s Apple Watch may not tell the time or organize your life, but it will let you put a 1.5 ounce shot glass on your wrist

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http://www.cityam.com/249020/jim-beam-trolls-iphone-7-launch-its-very-own-apple-watch

Where To Buy:

https://store.jimbeam.com/wear_it_proud/jim_beam_apple_watch.html

DIY Palate Training Wine Tasting

This wine tasting is designed to help improve your palate by exercising your ability to identify primary tastes.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/diy-palate-training-wine-tasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=891e6f6016-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-891e6f6016-62472929&mc_cid=891e6f6016&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of smell, along with larger, thicker parts of the brain.

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http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/news/a48429/wine-brain/

 

Why cabernet sauvignon is the big kahuna of wine grapes

It is the complete package. Full-bodied and expressive, this is the wine that brings it all home

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-carbernet-sauvignon-wine-food-0909-20160907-column.html

 

Bag that booze: Crown Royal, Texas Crown Club battle over crown logo, cloth bag back in court

A Houston company that sells whiskey bottled and sold in a cloth bag is locked in a legal battle with a liquor giant over the packaging and marketing of booze.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Bag-that-booze-Battle-over-liquor-trademark-back-9207304.php

There is now a sixth taste – and it explains why we love carbs

Complex carbohydrates such as starch are made of chains of sugar molecules and are an important source of energy in our diets. However, food scientists have tended to ignore the idea that we might be able to specifically taste them,

I wonder how this will translate to wine?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2104244-there-is-now-a-sixth-taste-and-it-explains-why-we-love-carbs/

 

Best Sauvignon Blanc regions in the world

When the wine’s appellation is listed as California, buyers have no real information about where the grapes were grown, and wine lovers know that the region listed on the label gives a clue about the style of wine inside. With sauvignon blanc, that’s truer than with most grapes.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6036303-181/berger-best-sauvignon-blanc-regions

 

The Big Guys In Wine

We always talk about 80-90% of all wines you see on store shelves

Being big companies. This is how big!

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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

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September 15th

An Italian Night And Claudio

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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/

September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

Proemio

Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

CRAVE

November  5th

Boston Winery

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

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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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

TOTE BAG

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

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

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

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Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

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

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

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New England Patriots Wine Pairing

September 7, 2016

New England Patriots Wine Pairing

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS* 

Are You Ready For Some Football

AND

Wine???

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You Have Seen Us Do:

Yoga And Wine

Cupcakes And Wine

Pie And Wine

Girl Scout Cookies And Wine

 

You Have Also Seen MANY Food And Wine Pairings On The Internet Right?

Lets Take Wine Pairing To The Next Level….

The Football Level…

The NE Patriots Level!!!

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What Wine Works With Patriots Players And More

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Bill Belichick

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Pair With Merlot

WHY

You know its there and like most people don’t want to admit its good!

Also the best wines in world are Merlot Based.

 

Tom Brady AND Gisele

Can’t mention Tom and not Gisele

Gisele BŸndchen and Tom Brady attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Tom Pair With Barolo

WHY

King of Wines And King QB

Enough Said!

 

Gisele Pair With Sangria

WHY

After seeing her in the Rio Olympics it’s all about the party!

P.S.

Tom You can stop in any time to show Gisele where you bought wine as a rookie.

We wont check your ID this time!

  

Jimmy Garoppolo

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Pair With A Red Blend

WHY

You like the look but what the heck is inside!

 

Rob Gronkowski

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Pair With A Cabernet Sauvignon

WHY

A heavy tannic Cab pairs well with a Gronk TD spike!

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Danny Amendola

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Pair With Pinot Noir

WHY

Thin-skinned and never know if it will last!

 

LeGarrette Blount

Oct 29, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) shakes hands with the end zone militia following a win over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Pair With Chianti

WHY

Italian strength and for some reason makes you think earthy!

 

Julian Edelman

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Pair With Chardonnay

WHY

Like his beard you never know full body or not.

Like his personality not sure nutty or not

 

Barkevious Mingo

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Pair With Australian Shiraz

WHY

Keep think of that Seinfeld line:

“The Dingo ate your baby”

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Matthew Slater

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Pair With Red Bordeaux

WHY

Leader and pro pick year to year!

 

Stephen Gostkowski

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Pair With ANY Big Brand Wine

WHY

Every one knows about and just consistent every year

 

Others

 

Patriot Minutemen

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Pair With Virginia Wines

WHY

Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

 

Pat Patriot

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Pair With Moscato

WHY

Sweet and crowd pleaser!

 

Scott Zolak

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Pair With Sparkling Wine

WHY

Not Champagne…

ANY other bubbly to get you excited about wine as Zo gets us about the Pats!

Hey Zo…..

You better partner with Tom soon on a wine.

If Drew can charge $125 a bottle Tom will get $300!

 

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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

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-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

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

Liquor Industry News/Links 09-03-16

September 3, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-03-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Wine Club Event

Tuesday September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

Proemio

Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

Labor Day Newsletter

Labor Day Sale

Did You Miss It?

Sales, Featured Items And More!

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Have A Safe And Happy Labor Day!

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Franklin Liquors

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

ITALIAN PRISONERS WINE

A guide to vermouth

WHAT IS MEGA PURPLE AND WHAT IS IT DOING IN MY 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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ApresVin turns wine byproducts into awesome products

Leftover wine-grape seeds become healthy, eco-friendly oils, flours, soaps and more. The skins are turned into compost.

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http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/aprsvin-turns-byproducts-into-awesome-products/

 

Beerology store set to open in Northampton MA

Beerology is mainly a beer, wine, and cider making supply store, but in reality will be much more than a place to get your hops, hoses and brew pots.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/08/beer_nut_beerology_to_open_in.html

 

New app, Brew Guru, is your mobile path to craft beer

The American Homebrewers Association has released Brew Guru, a new mobile app that locates nearby breweries, pubs, and homebrew supply stores, and delivers  information, homebrew recipes, and money-saving deals to users.

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http://growlermag.com/new-app-brew-guru-is-your-mobile-path-to-craft-beer/

 

French wine production to fall 10% this year after fierce spring weather

France to fill fewer bottles than Italy – again – after freeze hit vineyards in Beaujolais, Bourgogne, Champagne and Charentes

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/26/french-wine-production-to-fall-10-this-year-after-fierce-spring-weather

 

WHAT IS MEGA PURPLE AND WHAT IS IT DOING IN MY WINE?

So why do wineries use it? And why are they so freaked out about us finding out?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/what-is-mega-purple-and-what-is-it-doing-in-my-wine/

 

California’s Grand Cru Chardonnays

In California, winemakers also have identified their top sites for Chardonnay—vineyards that make wonderful, distinctive and sometimes ageworthy wines year after year. But unlike Burgundy, these prized plots are scattered along more than 300 miles, from northern Sonoma County to Santa Barbara

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/08/17/californias-grand-cru-chardonnays/

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILSNER AND LAGER?

They get a bit weird because pilsner is a kind of lager. Great. So what actually differentiates the two?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/whats-the-difference-between-pilsner-and-lager/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67811518ec-Aug_26_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67811518ec-38937345

 

Are You Using an Ice Bucket All Wrong?

Many of you are still wasting your time using ice buckets the wrong way.

Wine bottles chilling in ice

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/are-you-using-ice-bucket-all-wrong

 

Natural Wines and No Pretense in a North Shore Paradise

Interesting story about Gloucester Ma Restaurant Short & Main,

http://boston.eater.com/2016/8/25/12649686/market-lobster-cove-howie-correa-wine

The Percentage of Americans who drink any alcohol edges up

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How Wine Barrels Affect The Taste of Wine

A detailed peek into why wine barrels are such an integral part of modern winemaking. Learn about the different kinds of barrels that are used and how they affect wine.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-wine-barrels-affect-the-taste-of-wine/

 

Germany’s organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.

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http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-organic-vineyards-hit-by-climate-change/a-19502118

 

Here’s the latest state-by-state on what you can buy what you can buy in a grocery store.

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Most Helpful TTB Website Pages

TTB’s website at http://www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/most-helpful-ttb-website-pages

 

The Fascinating Science Behind Taste And Flavour

Turns out we’ve all been using ‘taste’ and ‘flavour’ wrong. Mind = blown.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/08/24/the-fascinating-science-behind-taste-and-flavour/

 

A guide to vermouth

Long taken for granted as a component of classic cocktails like the martini and negroni, vermouth is about to get the attention it deserves.

13-Maidenii_negroni-Franklin-liquors

http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/a-guide-to-vermouth

 

An Italo-American Solution to the Dilemma of Nebbiolo in Piedmont

The Nebbiolo grape doesn’t lack for exposure. It accounts for a mere 10% of grapes known to grow in Piedmont. So it gets its share of attention. And will continue to be in the spotlight, for many reasons.

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/08/an-italo-american-solution-to-dilemma.html

 

Cool Wine Openers

MLB And More!!

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http://wineovation.com

Breweries Make Anti-Trump Beers

It’s like having a protest drink.

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http://www.alternet.org/food/ill-drink-breweries-make-anti-trump-beers

THE FIVE FAMOUS FIRST GROWTHS OF BORDEAUX COMPARED

The five famous first growths, from their origins and output to price and popularity.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/five-famous-first-growths-bordeaux-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38f3b8efbe-Aug_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38f3b8efbe-38937345

 

US SPENDS $1M RESEARCHING DRINKING HABITS OF LESBIANS

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly US$1 million of taxpayers’ money on researching the drinking habits of lesbian couples to determine what causes them to drink.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/us-spends-1m-researching-drinking-habits-of-lesbians/

 

COPPOLA SUES WINEMAKER OVER RIP-OFF LABEL

Francis Ford Coppola is suing an Oregon-based wine producer claiming that its Copa Di Vino “Winemaker’s Cut” infringes upon the trademark for his own “Director’s Cut” wine, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/coppola-sues-winemaker-over-rip-off-label/

 

THESE ITALIAN PRISONERS AREN’T MAKING YOUR TYPICAL ‘PRISON WINE’

18 miles off the coast, on the island of Gorgona, the last prison island in Italy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/these-italian-prisoners-arent-making-your-typical-prison-wine/

 

Guide to Muscadine Wine

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

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http://winefolly.com/review/a-guide-to-muscadine-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=30a1a0d395-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-30a1a0d395-62472929&mc_cid=30a1a0d395&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Gin And Juice Campaign

Diageo has partnered with entertainer Snoop Dog to market its Tanqueray gin brand in a new cocktail-focused strategy. Tanqueray’s “Gin & Juice” campaign, referencing Snoop’s 1993 song, will feature cocktail recipes, incorporation of the brand into the entertainer’s shows, special events and exclusive brand content. The Tanqueray lineup includes Tanqueray Gin, No. Ten Gin, Rangpur Gin and Sterling Vodka. In Diageo’s fiscal year ended in June, Tanqueray’s net sales grew 7% in the U.S. market.

Limited JD

Brown-Forman is launching a limited-edition Jack Daniel’s 150th anniversary whiskey. Featuring the same grain bill as Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7—80% corn, 12% barley and 8% rye—the new release is mellowed through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal and aged in new American oak barrels. The Jack Daniel’s 150th anniversary whiskey (50% abv) will retail at $100 a 1-liter bottle. Jack Daniel’s core label crossed 5 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. last year on 3.5% growth, according to Impact Databank.

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September 15th

An Italian Night And Claudio

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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/

September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

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Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

CRAVE

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

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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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

TOTE BAG

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

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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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 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/

 

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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

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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/

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

CRAVE

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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 

WineGlass

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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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

TOTE BAG

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

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!!

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

Liquor Industry News/Links 08-20-16

August 20, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-20-16

Franklin Liquors

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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

#shopfranklin

Movie Night

Shop Franklin

 

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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Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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 

WineGlass

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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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!

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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:

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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

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!!

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

Liquor Industry News/Links 08-13-16

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

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

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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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!

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

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

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September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

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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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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!

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November 10th

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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.

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