Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-25-15

April 25, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-25-15

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

TWO EXCITING ANNOUCEMENTS!!

 We have great news for you!

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

http://franklinliquors.scankart.com

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

Franklin Wine Club Wines

New Craft Beers

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Adult Education Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

 http://franklinliquors.scankart.com

Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course!

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will

include many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses.

More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Take Care

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer Made With Sewage Water

Sangria

Fat In Wine

 

AND MORE!

How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Here are a couple of guidelines

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/how-to-plan-a-stress-free-trip-to-the-wine-country/Content?oid=2926537

The Italian Wine Country You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The wines of Franciacorta are not widely imported in America.

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-italian-wine-country-youve-probably-never-116647031957.html

SEWAGE BEER GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to create beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/sewerage-beer-given-the-go-ahead/

PAIRING HERBS WITH WINE

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Exploring California’s Bold Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/wine-review-santa-rita-hills-pinot-noir.html?_r=1

10 Reasons Why Wine is Better Than Sex

Here are a few reasons why…

http://vinomofo.com/content/articles/10-reasons-why-wine-is-better-than-sex-6927a419?utm_campaign=Social+Share

FDA guidelines will soon require calorie count on wine

The new nationwide rules only apply to chain restaurants and bars with at least 20 locations.

http://kdvr.com/2015/04/18/fda-guidelines-will-soon-require-calorie-count-on-wine/

 

Finding dependable advice on wine

Buying wine at a grocery store or even a neighborhood wine shop can be frustrating for a number of reasons.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/3816890-181/berger-finding-dependable-advice-on?page=1

Pairing: beer & a Southern spread

Fixin’ to chow down a Southern-style supper? Skip the sweet tea and bring the beer.

http://draftmag.com/pairing-beer-a-southern-spread/

Sangria for Wine Lovers

For wine lovers, here are some suggestions for getting into the sangria groove, based on wine type.

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TTB Proposes Three New AVAs: Lewis-Clark Valley, Eagle Foothills, and Lamorinda

TTB is accepting comments through June 15, 2015 on three proposed American Viticultural Areas

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2015/04/21/ttb-proposes-avas-lewis-clark-valley-eagle-foothills-lamorinda/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=c8cf20ae57-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-c8cf20ae57-121923797

BIG BOTTOM DISTILLING LAUNCHES OAK-AGED VODKA

Working with Bull Run Distilling and Indio Spirits and Distillery, Big Bottom has launched its Starka Vodka as part of the collaborative Oregon Starka Project.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/big-bottom-distilling-launches-oak-aged-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=407&date=2015-04-21

Wine on Tap is the Green Thing to Do This Earth Day

Ordering a glass of wine on tap is the green thing to do this Earth Day.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=149912

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SINGLE MALT GLASS CLOSURES CREATED

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt has launched the world’s first single malt whiskies featuring “experimental” glass closures.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/worlds-first-single-malt-glass-closures-created/?article-source=newsletter&source=408&date=2015-04-22

Certified Sommelier Mike Ward Launches Website to Pair Wine with People

Designed to help people find a wine they appreciate, pair that wine with food, and help them enjoy that wine to the fullest,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/04/16/mike-ward-launches-wardonwinecom/

Strongbow Introduces Variety Pack

Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes three of each of the four distinct Strongbow flavors

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/strongbow-introduces-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=c1c41221b0-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-c1c41221b0-168964077

 New Anew Wines

Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle is adding two new offerings to its Anew Wines offshoot, a Pinot Grigio and Rose. The 2014 Anew Pinot Grigio is sourced from Washington’s Yakima Valley, while the 2014 Anew Rose is made from a Columbia Valley-sourced blend of Syrah and Sangiovese. Anew, which was founded in 2013, also offers a Riesling. All three wines are available nationally in custom-made bottles with screw cap closures for about $12.

New Gansett NOW IN STOCK

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is launching Innsmouth Olde Ale as the second installment in its Lovecraft Series of limited edition beers. The English-style Olde Ale was created in collaboration with New England-based Revival Brewing Company and draws inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” with a label design created by Rhode Island artist Jason C. Eckhardt. It’s brewed with Two-Row Pale, Crystal, Cara, Dark Munich and Chocolate malts with Chocolate rye and finished with Summit and East Kent Goldings hops. Innsmouth Olde Ale (7% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for about $11-$12 throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon.

5 Tips on How to Go Wine Tasting (With Kids)

Here are a few tips to help you moms and dads to still get your drink on

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2015/04/22/5-tips-on-how-to-go-wine-tasting-with-kids/

The head of China’s biggest wine brand admits its wines are terrible

Ning Gaoning, the chairman of Cofco, the state-owned grain company that operates China’s biggest wine producer, told a conference in Switzerland what Chinese oenophiles have long known: its wines are “not very good

http://qz.com/388633/the-head-of-chinas-biggest-wine-brand-admits-its-wines-are-terrible/

How Do Buyers Choose A Wine When They Are In A Hurry?

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5 MUST MIX LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-must-mix-limoncello-cocktails/

WHY IS MY WINE SO EXPENSIVE? A GLIMPSE OF WHAT JACKS UP THE PRICE OF POSH WINE

There are a ton of things to consider that affect the cost on a bottle. Expensive bottles are marked by three traits in particular: oak, time and terroir.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/why-my-wine-so-expensive-glimpse-what-jacks-price-posh-wine

JIMI HENDRIX-INSPIRED LIQUEUR READIES TO LAUNCH

Tiger Paw Beverage Company has partnered with Leon Hendrix – brother of rock star Jimi Hendrix – to launch a new liqueur inspired by the late star’s songs.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/jimi-hendrix-inspired-liqueur-readies-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=409&date=2015-04-23

CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

A few wine suggestions for your next trip out communing with nature.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-to-go-with-camping/

AMERICA’S HEAVIEST DRINKING COUNTIES MAPPED

More US adults than ever are considered heavy or binge drinkers with women driving a rise in consumption, a county-level study on alcohol habits in the US has revealed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/americas-heaviest-drinking-counties-mapped/

There’s fat in your wine, but the fatty acids are the issue

Wine does, strictly speaking, include very small amounts of fat.

http://wineoscope.com/2015/04/24/theres-fat-in-your-wine-but-the-fatty-acids-are-the-issue/

NEW JERSEY: THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY WINE REGION IN THE US

More than 45 wineries in three designated American Viticulture Areas, AVA:

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-most-userfriendly-wine-region-in-the-us

Chilean volcano spares fruit

A volcano eruption in southern Chile is not expected to affect fruit production or exports to North America.

http://www.thepacker.com/news/chilean-volcano-spares-fruit

HERE’S WHY YOUR ORGANIC WINE IS ACTUALLY REALLY BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The best bet may be buying from small producers with great track records

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/heres-why-your-organic-wine-is-actually-really-bad-for-the-environment/

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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April 28th

Pedroncelli Winery

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May 12th

Joel Gott Winery

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222018473/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

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http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

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Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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Franklin, MA

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COMING SOON!

We are partnering with ScanKart to bring Franklin Liquors to your phone. SIGNUP to get early access

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Find Them Online

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 04-18-15

April 18, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-18-15

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

 

GAME OF THRONES BEER

Ommegang’s new Three-Eyed Raven

The fifth collaboration between the Cooperstown, NY, brewery and HBO

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Three-Eyed Raven is a 7.2-percent alcohol-by-volume beer that Ommegang bills as a “dark saison ale,”

750ml $9.95

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Sustainable Wine

Skinny Girl Calories

 

AND MORE!

 

Silly Things Wine Connoisseurs Do To Enjoy Wine

This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.

http://winefolly.com/update/silly-things-wine-connoisseurs-do-for-wine/

3 Wines to Pair with Fried Chicken

Wine’s acidity keeps your palate refreshed so you’ll want to take another bite.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/11/3-wines-pair-fried-chicken

A Cheat Sheet for Sherry

Sommeliers around the country have been calling for sherry’s revival for a few years now.

http://denver.eater.com/2015/4/10/8326643/denver-where-to-find-drink-sherry-wine-bars

After 20-year hiatus, I.W. Harper bourbon coming back to U.S.

launching this month by liquor giant Diageo in 4- and 15-year-old iterations

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http://www.fosters.com/article/20150412/GJLIFESTYLES/150319776/-1/FOSNEWS0413

What’s in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir

The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-wine-reveals-production-methods-affect.html

APP REWARDS STUDENTS WITH FREE BEER

A can-slinging app called Push for Beer has been launched which rewards top-scoring college students with free beer.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/app-rewards-students-with-free-beer/

What Do You Think of This Wine? How Wine Faults Show—Even if You Can’t Tell

It’s easiest when the wines are obviously faulty, because then they can be readily dismissed. The tough part is when things are more unclear.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/04/how-wine-faults-show-event-if-you-cant-tell/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=0d6a73e1e2-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-0d6a73e1e2-299904425

10 OF THE COOLEST COCKTAIL SHAKERS

A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/10-of-the-coolest-cocktail-shakers/

Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards

With so many organic options to eat, it may be easy to forget that wonderful wines can be just as sustainably produced as the food on our plates.

http://www.independent.com/news/2015/apr/14/understanding-sustainable-wine-standards/

State Of NH settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Law Warehouses to settle a lawsuit over the loss of a 20-year contract for warehousing and distribution worth an estimated $200 million.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150414/NEWS21/150419662

HOW MANY CALORIES DO SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS REALLY SAVE YOU?

How much a Skinnygirl Cocktail will actually save you when its original counterpart is swapped out

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-calories-do-skinnygirl-cocktails-really-save-you/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8845ba18ba-April_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8845ba18ba-38937345

Washington, Oregon wine leaders oppose proposed AVA rule

Opposition to the proposed rule that would permit adjacent states to use American Viticultural Area names on wine labels.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/04/13/washington-oregon-wine-leaders-oppose-proposed-ava-rule/

TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS OF THE WINE WORLD

You don’t have to look far to find stunning examples of architectural prowess in the world of wine, but this collection of avant-garde, boundary-breaking wineries are perhaps among the most impressive.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/top-10-architectural-wonders-of-the-wine-world/

A NEW BEER IN JAPAN IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU PRETTIER

A LITTLE DOSE OF COLLAGEN IN EVERY CAN

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http://www.popsci.com/new-beer-japan-supposed-make-you-prettier

NOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER

From Illinois’s Small Town Brewery, tastes just like root beer.

The standard version clocks in at 5.9% ABV, while two other renditions, which, to be fair, taste a bit boozier, come in at 10.7% and 19.5%. While 5.9% isn’t all that strong for a beer, it’s crazy strong for a root beer.

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What’s in your wine?

Should we be concerned about how our wine is made, what baddies are added, what goodies may not be favored by modern food processing?

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/whats-your-wine.html

Wine Institute Launches Sustainable Winegrowing Certificate Course

Free One-Hour Class for Wine Trade Professionals and Consumers

http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2015/04/15/DC80394

Wine Snobs Are Right: Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor

Scientists show glass geometry controls where and how vapor rises from wine, influencing taste

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wine-snobs-are-right-glass-shape-does-affect-flavor/

The right wine to drink with a sandwich

Bread and wine are a foundation of civilisation. A sandwich simply adds other flavours to the equation, and very few foods won’t be improved by wine.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/eat-drink/article/the-right-wine-to-drink-with-a-sandwich

Worry about wine, not arsenic

In the United States, more than 70 “materials” are “authorized for (the) treatment of wine.”

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/worry-about-wine-not-arsenic/article_1d44dc41-e776-5a02-babf-be24004dbf30.html

Nude beer festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer

If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/food_department/Nude-beer-festival-Bare-Beach-Beer-Bash-returns-to-the-Poconos-this-summer.html

4 Tips on Finding Awesome Sparkling Wine

Most sparkling wine isn’t Champagne and that’s not a bad thing.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-tips-on-finding-awesome-sparkling-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8690372305-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8690372305-62472929&mc_cid=8690372305&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Finally, some real data on pesticides in wine

A French study on the subject.

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https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/finally-some-real-data-on-pesticides-in-wine/

BEN & JERRY’S TO RELEASE SALTED CARAMEL ALE

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/ben-jerrys-to-release-salted-caramel-ale/

Infographic reveals best wines to go with snacks

Wine experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3041557/Jacob-s-Creek-Infographic-reveals-ten-best-wines-snacks.html

Pairing Guide | Craft Beer & Cigars

A few craft beer and cigar pairing suggestions.

http://www.handfamilycompanies.com/blog/pairing-guide-beer-and-cigars/

7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING

Here are some underrated, too often overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/7-underrated-styles-beer-lovers-should-get-drinking

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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April 28th

Pedroncelli Winery

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

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Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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Franklin, MA

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

http://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t0.wcs?clientid=NRFLKMA&siteid=1

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-11-15

April 11, 2015

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04-11-15

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

 

Lets Play Ball

Just In Time For Baseball Is A Graphic,.

The Price For A Small-Sized Beer At Every Major-League Ballpark.

GO SOX!!

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Thank You To WMRC Radio For Highlighting Our Wine Club

WMRC Good News Initiative – Franklin Liquors Establishes Local Wine Club

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The World’s Dirtiest Wine Names

Here’s a survey of rude wine names, in alphabetical rude-word order.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/04/03/read_the_dirty_profane_obscene_names_that_companies_give_their_wines.html

In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine

Sales figures indicate that box wines are becoming increasingly popular.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/04/in-the-bag-us-thirsty-for-box-wine

 

Can Music Change the Way Your Wine Tastes?

Studies show music can influence which wines you buy and how they taste when you’re drinking them.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-music-change-the-way-your-wine-tastes-1428071632

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Here is a guide to help you plan your travel to some of the best wine regions in France.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/findery/best-french-regions-for-w_b_6979600.html

Anchor In Cans

  • Anchor Brewing is launching its Anchor IPA in cans for the first time. The move marks the third of Anchor’s beers to be offered in cans, with the IPA joining the brewer’s California lager and limited-release Brotherhood Steam Beer in the format. Anchor IPA began shipping nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans last month. The brewer adds that its IPA, which debuted in bottles and on draught a year ago, has gotten off to a fast start, and it expects the new canned packaging to help keep its strong momentum rolling.

HOW TO BECOME A ‘WINE EXPERT’ IN FOUR HOURS

A doctor of psychology has devised 10 simple steps which he claims can set you off on the road to becoming a wine expert in just four hours.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/how-to-become-a-wine-expert-in-four-hours/

AMRUT LAUNCHES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ WHISKY WITH ORANGE

Indian spirits producer Amrut Distilleries has launched the “world’s first ever” single malt whisky with orange, called Amrut Naarangi.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/04/amrut-launches-worlds-first-whisky-with-orange/?article-source=newsletter&source=396&date=2015-04-07

6 Reasons Why Wine is Confusing and What To Do About It

Wine is one of those groceries that, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. Why is wine so complicated?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-reasons-why-wine-is-confusing-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Bubbling Over

A Guide to Sparkling Wine

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http://www.fix.com/blog/sparkling-wine-by-region/

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredients

Some breweries, wineries, distilleries, tequilerias and other liquor producers have turned to all organic ingredients.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/04/05/alcohol-organic-ingredients/25330117/

Bordeaux Wine Sales in Pictures

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A standard drink in the US contains 0.6 ounces of alcohol. This amount equals:

12 oz beer

8 oz malt liquor

5 oz wine

5 oz or a shot of 80 proof spirits or liquor (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey)

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CRUZAN UNVEILS BLUEBERRY LEMONADE RUM

Cruzan infused lemonade with fresh blueberries to create the newest flavour, which is made from cane molasses and tropical water, and distilled in a five-column distillation process to create the “cleanest tasting rum”.

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Slow Wine Magazine

Feb-April 2015 Edition

http://www.slowwinemagazine.com/en/numero/issue-5/

New Cavit Wine

Palm Bay International is adding a new Select Red Blend under its Cavit brand. Retailing at $9 a 750-ml. Cavit Select Red Blend is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Teroldego and Syrah from northern Italy’s Trentino region. The second-largest imported wine brand in the U.S. market, Cavit rose 1% to 3.6 million cases in 2014, according to Impact Databank.

Sake In Kegs

Free Flow Wines is introducing what it says are the first sparkling wine and sake offerings in keg format. The Napa-based wine-on-tap provider has partnered with Banfi Vintners on a national launch of Banfi’s Eufloria sparkling wine in kegs, beginning this month. Meanwhile, Vine Connections has linked with Free Flow to offer its Bushido “Way of the Warrior” Junmai Genshu sake in kegs nationally starting this fall (following a California debut this spring). Free Flow says more than 3,900 on-premise locations nationwide are now marketing wines on tap, with strong growth ongoing. The company recently told SND it shipped the equivalent of 160,000 nine-liter cases last year, representing a doubling in volume compared with 2013.

Let’s Grab a Beer… With A-B InBev

Brewer Tries Unbranded Beer Image Campaign

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/a-b-inbev-a-beer-image-campaign/297968/

CORSICA: A SECRET BEAUTY HIDING IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [INFOGRAPHIC]

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-corsica-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67fec78055-April_8_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67fec78055-38937345

BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2015 BEER STYLE GUIDELINES

Put together yearly by the Brewers Association, these guidelines serve as a reference tool for beer experts and judges, highlighting various beer styles.

http://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/2015-beer-style-guidelines/

CAN TEABAGS OF HOPS SAVE YOU FROM CRAPPY LIGHT BEER?

Hop Theory will sell sachets filled with hops, spices and citrus designed to infuse a pint the way you would a cup of tea.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/can-teabags-hops-save-you-crappy-light-beer

Drawing upon the senses leads to good wine memories

Thinking in pictures and shapes – rather than mere words – will lead to improved consumer sensory memories about wine

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/drawing-upon-senses-leads-good-wine-memories

Looking for Good Wine? Start With The Appellation

There are laws that govern how wine is made and labeled. Some of these laws protect the quality of the wine too. So, if you’re looking for a good wine, one way to do it is to seek out wines that are on the highest tiers of their respective quality scale.

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http://winefolly.com/review/looking-for-good-wine-start-with-the-appellation/

Top 10 Loire Valley Wine Producers

From Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin to Michel Delhommeau, here are fantastic wine producers from the Loire Valley.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/top-10-loire-valley-wine-producers

BERINGER LAUNCHES SAMPLING STRIPS

Beringer Vineyards in California is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/beringer-launches-sampling-strips/

The regions and characters to help you uncover the world of wine in Game of Thrones

Live in the magic here. Explore the wine regions from the arid Dornish Foothills, to the island of Arbor, to the Free City of Volantis. Learn what kinds of wines they make and what they’re similar to; did you know that an oaky Californian Chardonnay tastes similar to an Arbor Gold? See what the characters think of Westeros and Essos wines and discover what regions and characters you connect with. Do you align with Tyrion Lannister’s love for Arbor wines or are you more of a Lyseni and Daenerys fan?

http://www.vivino.com/news/game-of-thrones

Champagne: The Right Road

The champagne category needs to claw back its premium status to survive this competitive market. Giles Fallowfield reports

http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/5328/Champagne:_The_Right_Road.html

Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

One of the oldest wine regions in the world cranks it up in the 21st Century

http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/regional-spotlight/wine-region-georgia-april-2015

Is the U.S. Poised to Run Out of Bourbon?

Examining both sides of the bourbon shortage debate.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/4/8/8367315/is-there-really-a-bourbon-shortage

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April 4, 2015

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04-04-15

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

 

This Week We Saw An Interesting Article:

A Winemaker’s Request: Please Don’t Sell Solely on Scores

http://www.novacadamatre.com/a-winemakers-request-please-dont-sell-solely-on-scores/

You May Have Noticed We Do A Lot With A Wine Rating App Called Quini. You Will See Our Scores And So Much More For Wines.

The Score Is Only Part Of A Wines Details. The Above Story Hits It Right On!

When We Review A Wine It Involves Research And Tasting. Quini Gives An Individual “Score” But More Important Tells You The Wines “Story”. That Being What We Saw, Smelled And Tasted. Many Times Our “Score” May Not Be Yours Or What A Major Wine Critic Thinks.

More Important To Us Is An Honest Opinion Of The Wines We Sell. So If You Want A Small Production, Family Owned Wine That Is Full Bodied With Flavors Of Blackberry We Can Show You That. We May Also Say It Was Rated 90 Points By Us.

Feedback From Our Customers Is Very Important!

We All Taste Things Different My Blueberry May Be Your Blackberry. Keep Telling Us What You Like And Feel Free To Use Technology To Tell Others!

Our Goal Is Your 100 Point Score Of Our Wine Selection.

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Matthew McConaughey to lead wine fraud drama The Billionaire’s Vinegar

The Oscar-winner will star in story of how wine collectors were led to believe they were buying bottles that had belonged to Thomas Jefferson

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/27/matthew-mcconaughey-the-billionaires-vinegar

11 Questions for a Natural-Wine Evangelist

What is natural wine and more!

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/3/26/11-questions-for-a-natural-wine-evangelist.mobi

LEADING LADIES: THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF CENTRE-LOIRE

40% of winemakers being women, a ratio is considerably unheard of in the wine industry

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-leading-ladies-of-centreloire

Vegan Winos Can Now Enjoy Certified Murder-Free Chianti

Fattoria Casabianca, an Italian winery located near Siena in the Chianti region. It claims to have made the first certified vegan Chianti in existence.

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http://munchies.vice.com/articles/vegan-winos-can-now-enjoy-certified-murder-free-chianti

Alcohol Ads Increased 400% Over 40 Years, but Americans Aren’t Drinking More

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin, led by advertising professor Gary Wilcox, suggests ads have little impact on how much wine, beer or liquor people consume.

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http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/alcohol-ads-increased-400-over-40-years-americans-arent-drinking-more-163668

The Story Behind the World’s Largest Wine Cask

Heidelberg Castle’s almost comically huge wine cask, known as the Heidelberg Tun, is a massive, one-of-a-kind booze barrel that has been inspiring dreams of world-shattering drunkenness for hundreds of years despite being empty for most of its life.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/03/26/the_heidelberg_tun_the_world_s_largest_wine_barrel.html

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “GLUTEN-FREE” VODKA

Distillation strips a spirit of gluten proteins. Plain and simple. Even if the spirit was wheat based, it doesn’t matter because what you’re avoiding is the protein.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/theres-no-such-thing-as-gluten-free-vodka/

Beer explainer: Marzen

The fast facts on spring’s ultimate underdog lager.

http://draftmag.com/beer-explainer-marzen/

MAN BUILDS CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE HOUSE

A Russian man has built a house made almost entirely of Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/man-builds-house-with-12000-champagne-bottles/

OREGON ROSÉ IN A CAN LAUNCHED

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a rosé in a can.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/oregon-rose-in-a-can-launched/

WOODFORD RESERVE UNVEILS KENTUCKY DERBY BOTTLE

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What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas

Wine takes what the oak apportions it

http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/30/4454048/what-oak-brings-to-your-wine-tannin.html

What is Madeira?

Learn about Madeira wine, from how it tastes, the different styles to advice on Madeira in cooking and cocktails.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-madeira-wine/

Jura Wines: They’re Not All a Wild Ride

Sandwiched between Switzerland and Burgundy on France’s far eastern edge, Jura is not only the smallest wine region in France but also quite remote.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/jura-wines-theyre-not-all-a-wild-ride-1427474076

CHEAT SHEET: RED WINE BODY GUIDE

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Everything you ever wanted to know about gin

Do you know your London Dry from your Old Tom, and your botanicals from your moutwijn?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11499362/Thinking-Drinkers-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-gin.html

JIM BEAM RELEASES APPLE-FLAVOURED BOURBON

It will be released in the US in July.

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How much is enough? Standard pours for wine, red and beyond

Here’s your go-to guide for standard pours.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/03/27/how-much-is-enough-standard-pours-for-wine-red-and-beyond/

The 101 Best Beers in America

Men’s Journal is on the case.

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-101-best-beers-in-america-20150325

Dogs trained to sniff out phylloxera vine disease

A university researcher is training sniffer dogs to detect pest and disease in vineyards.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-31/training-sniffer-dogs-for-vineyards/6361286

Atlantic Importing to Expand in Rhode Island

Massachusetts-based beer, wine and spirits distributor of brands like Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing and Boston-area stalwart Jack’s Abby today announced plans to open an outpost in Rhode Island.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/atlantic-importing-to-expand-in-rhode-island

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR TONIC WATER

The quinine of yore wasn’t the tonic water of today, especially the many products that use High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener

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http://chilledmagazine.com/do-you-know-whats-in-your-tonic-water/

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

Anyone that has failed to notice the stratospheric success of Prosecco over the past few years is likely to have been living in a cave.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/8-things-you-should-know-about-prosecco/

New Seasonal from Angry Orchard

Summer Honey cider is a light and refreshing cider with subtle notes of wildflower honey, perfect for those warmer months.

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New Flavors Of Twisted Tea

Real iced tea combined with the refreshing taste of strawberry and lime.

And

Watermelon Lemonade combines the delicious taste of real watermelon with our very own Twisted Lemonade, light and refreshing with a dry finish just like homemade lemonade.

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New Spencer Trappist Ale Larger Size

Will soon be available in 750mL

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Wine’s 2014 Report Card

The Wine Market Council and Nielsen present the tenth annual report on U.S. wine, beer and spirits trends.

http://www.winemag.com/Web-2015/Wines-2014-Report-Card/

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Quini is set to power the first LAWineFest Popular Choice Awards in May.

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Buena Vista Winery Opens California’s First Historic Wine Tool Museum

A first-of-its-kind museum in California dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools.

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=148668

Yuengling ousts Boston Beer as top U.S. craft brewery

The top 20 U.S. craft breweries

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03/31/yuengling-boston-beer-top-craft-brewery/70736540/

EVAN WILLIAMS NEW PEACH BOURBON

Fresh peach is blended with Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and bottled at 35% abv, with the resulting flavour described as “sweet peach with hints of honey and caramel”.

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Best wines of 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition

A pink wine made with Washington Pinot Noir earned the nod for best wine of the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/02/4216705_best-wines-of-2015-great-northwest.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Best baseball stadiums for craft beer in the US

Several ballparks are featuring better and better beer — you just have to know where to find it.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/04/02/best-baseball-stadiums-for-craft-beer-in-us/

How Your Favorite Alcohols Affect You Differently

At one point or another, you’ve probably tricked yourself into thinking different kinds of alcohol make you feel different kinds of drunk.

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/different-alcohols-affect-body/967446/

Beringer Unveils New “Taste Station” For Retailers, Beginning With Kroger Test Run

Treasury Wine Estates’ Beringer brand is innovating in the consumer sampling area with the test launch of a new Taste Station concept. Debuting now at Kroger stores in 20 states, the Taste Station is mounted on the wine shelf, and dispenses single servings via a non-alcoholic “flavor strip.” Beringer has created flavor strips—which are individually wrapped and mounted on a small piece of plastic—for three of its most popular wines: Chardonnay, White Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. TWE, which has partnered with News America Marketing (part of News Corp.) to install and manage the Taste Stations, says it expects the concept to be adopted by multiple retailers in the coming months. According to Impact Databank, Beringer rose 2.2% to 6.5 million cases in the U.S. in 2014.

Napa vs Sonoma: Which Wine Country is More Your Style?

Since Napa and Sonoma are America’s main wine attractions, tourists have two different ways to experience the happiest beverage on earth.

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

LOGO

Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

April 28th

Pedroncelli Winery

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/221367920/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

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http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_registration_form.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

818-tri-county

Franklin, MA

http://www.tri-county.tc/files/uploads/images/continuing_education/Tri-CountyWebBrochureSpring2015.pdf

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

http://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t0.wcs?clientid=NRFLKMA&siteid=1

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Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School

Quini Certified Educator- QCE

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

vinobly

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

DELONG-Maps-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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!

Tasting-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 03-28-15

March 28, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-28-15

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

 

Should I Shake My Wine???

Every Day People Will Ask Us Wine Questions. This Week For Some Reason Customers Were Asking About Shaking Their Wine. Why??? Are There That Many Wine Geeks Like Me That Even Know Of This? I Was Excited To Think Yes!

Then That Night At Home Was The Latest Trader Joes Ad In Mail. Highlighted Was A Shiraz Saying To Shake First.

http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/2285

 

Here Is A Great Video From Mollydooker Explaining Why To Shake!

https://youtu.be/QCGFz3nnakE

 

Keep In Mind Wines Older Than 2 Years This Is Usually Not Needed.

So What If You Want To Be Classy And Decant Or Aerate The Wine Instead? Well Decanting/Aerating Actually Does Not Help With Nitrogen Issue. Shake Then Decant.

Give It A Try!

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Watch For Or Easter Newsletter Next Week

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

App Controlled Bottle Message

Beer In Cans More popular Than Bottle

Vintage Liquor

 

AND MORE!

Newcastle Launches Retail Variety Pack

Newcastle’s new variety pack contains equal amounts of two definitive new styles from the brand – Newcastle British Pale Ale and Newcastle British Session IPA – along with perennial favorite Newcastle Brown Ale.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/newcastle-launches-retail-variety-pack?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=873c05eafe-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-873c05eafe-168964077

What’s the Big Deal About Kosher Wine?

Is kosher wine any good?

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/what-s-the-big-deal-about-kosher-wine

The noble wines of Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one Italy’s classic red wines

http://wtop.com/wine-of-the-week/2015/03/the-noble-wines-of-montepulciano/

Want to Grab a Beer During a Football Game but Don’t Want to Miss a Scoring Play?

This Chart Holds Your Guide to a Safe Dash

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/21/want-to-grab-a-beer-during-a-football-game-but-dont-want-to-miss-a-scoring-play-this-chart-holds-your-guide-to-a-safe-dash/

WINE TASTERS’ TEETH AT RISK OF RAPID EROSION

Acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion “within minutes”, with professional wine tasters most at risk, according to new research.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/wine-tasters-teeth-at-risk-of-rapid-erosion/

This Space-Age Beer is Truly Out of This World

Fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back.

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http://www.eater.com/2015/3/21/8269837/space-beer-ninkasi-brewing-company-ground-control

TASTE PERCEPTION HIGHER WITH LOWER ALCOHOL WINES

Taste perception is increased when we drink lower alcohol wines rather than those with a high abv according to a new study by Spanish neuroscientists.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/taste-perception-higher-with-lower-alcohol-wines/

DISCOVER APULIA, ITALY’S MOST PROLIFIC WINE REGION

Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, is a long, narrow wine region in Southern Italy

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-snapshot-of-apulia

CHEAT SHEET: WHITE WINE SWEETNESS GUIDE

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/cheat-sheet-white-wine-sweetness-chart-guide/

5 Odd AVA Titles

The American Viticultural Area is America’s answer to the French appellation system.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/5-odd-ava-names-george-washington-moon-mountain

ARGENTINA TRIALS ANCIENT ITALIAN GRAPE

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/argentina-trials-ancient-italian-grape/

LED APP-CONTROLLED VODKA BOTTLE LAUNCHED

A California-based spirit company has launched a vodka bottle with an LED display that can be controlled via an app.

Have seen these in the past BUT not app related!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/led-app-controlled-vodka-bottle-launched/

Most Arsenic-Tainted Wines Certified Sustainable

More than two-thirds of the wines accused in a lawsuit last week as having “dangerous” levels of arsenic have the right to use the phrase “certified sustainable.”

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/most-arsenic-tainted-wines-certified-sustainable

Why white wine, clothes dryers and car seats all flopped in China

The failure of white wine, car seats and clothes dryers to make an impression in China underlines the importance of understanding the market

http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/invest-china/1742769/why-white-wine-clothes-dryers-and-car-seats-all-flopped-china

Honoring the Wente Tradition, Refreshing the Wente Brand

It’s not enough to be the First Family of Chardonnay. Or at least, it’s not enough forever.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/03/honoring-the-wente-vineyards-tradition-refreshing-the-wente-vineyards-brand/

New Woodchuck Cider

Middlebury, Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider has debuted the newest offering in its limited release Out on a Limb series, Oopsy Daisy. The 5.5%-abv cider is the fourth and latest of the lineup’s rotating six-packs available nationwide. The semi-dry Oopsy Daisy is infused with real chamomile flowers for sweet honey and citrus notes, the company says. It is crafted with eating apples such as McIntosh and Cortland. A six-pack retails for about $10.99. This month, the company is also bringing back its Private Reserve Pink cider, which supports cancer survivors through Survivorship Now, available in six-packs and on draft. Woodchuck is also re-releasing its Summer cider in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. Both Pink and Summer ciders are available through August.

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Del’s Shandy Coming Back!

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has announced the early release of two returning summer seasonals—Narragansett Del’s Shandy and Narragansett Summer Ale. First launched last May, Del’s Shandy is a 4.7%-abv blend of Narragansett lager with lemon extract from Del’s Frozen Lemonade, while Summer Ale is billed as a 4.2%-abv light session ale, made with Two Row Pale Malt, Citra Galaxy and Chinook hops. Starting this month, both seasonals will begin rolling out throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Portland, Oregon. Del’s Shandy will be available in six packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99) and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$14.99), and Summer Ale will be offered in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99).

SAMUEL ADAMS REBEL IPA FAMILY

Tasting side-by-side-by-side the new India pale ale trio from Samuel Adams is akin to turning up the volume on the radio as an excellent band starts to play, hits a stride and then brings it home.

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http://allaboutbeer.com/review/samuel-adams-rebel-ipa-family/

21 Top Breweries in New England

Raise your glass to the best beer in the region.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2015/03/24/top-breweries-new-england/

Beer Styles Guide

CraftBeer.com Launches Digital Interactive U.S. Beer Styles Guide

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http://www.craftbeer.com/beer-styles

Not All Wine Is Vegan, And Here’s Why

Some wine is clarified with “fining agents” that are made from animal products.

Did you know we label wines CONFIRMED by winemakers as Vegan?

vegan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/is-wine-vegan_n_6924570.html

Ultimate Spirits Challenge® Announces 2015 Results For All Spirits Categories

The winners and full results for the 2015 Challenge. Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), now in its sixth year

www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2015results

Loire Valley White Wines: Underappreciated Regions

From Muscadet to Sancerre and everything in between

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http://jamesonfink.com/loire-valley-white-wines-underappreciated-regions/

The World’s Most Expensive Rosé Wine

Château d’Esclans in Provence in southern France believes it can and sells its rosé wines at high prices.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/03/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-rose-wine/

8 OF THE WORST FIRST DATE DRINKS

If you want to impress your date, you don’t want to order a Mudslide. So, take these suggestions with a grain of salt, but don’t say we didn’t warn you, if things go south.

http://chilledmagazine.com/8-of-the-worst-first-date-drinks/

DISCOVERING BRUNELLO WINE

Tuscany where Montalcino is located, the grapes in question are Sangiovese, a sturdy, intense fruit that is used to make Brunello wine.

11-grapes-in-vineyard-Franklin-Liquors

http://chilledmagazine.com/discovering-brunello-wine/

Cans way up, bottles trending down according to 2014 beer industry data

The industry saw some significant shifts in package mix between cans, bottles and draft.

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http://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/packaging-distribution/cans-way-bottles-trending-industry-data/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=07853603b1-CBBNews_20150325&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-07853603b1-80019125

15 SHOCKING FACTS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE LIQUORS

Find out 15 little known facts about your favorite imbibements of choice…

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/15-shocking-liquor-facts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a9960b043b-March_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a9960b043b-38937345

Tiger Beer set to pounce on US market

The Republic’s Tiger Beer is a roaring success in the region, and it is set to pounce on the US market next.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/tiger-beer-set-to-pounce/1729382.html

BEYOND THE SOLO CUP

The hows and whys of beer glassware

http://tablematters.com/2013/02/28/beer-glassware/

New Burnetts Vodka Flavors

Like all Burnett’s Flavoured Vodkas, Cherry Limeade and Apple Berry are quadrupled distilled, triple charcoal filtered and made with “natural flavours”.

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The Newest Thing in Cocktails Is Vintage Liquor

As spirits age, they change in flavor and intensity. Now you just have to find them

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/the-newest-thing-in-cocktails-is-vintage-liquor

Top Wine Producing Countries of the World

Also Weird facts about the world of wine

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http://winefolly.com/update/top-wine-producing-countries/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=6d6c39811f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-6d6c39811f-62472929&mc_cid=6d6c39811f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

  

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

April 28th

Pedroncelli Winery

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/221367920/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

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Tuesday March 31st All About Green Wines

Tuesday April 14th Wine Tasting Using Quini

Tuesday May 5th How To Read A Wine Label

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferings.cfm?tbl=course&type=FOOD%20AND%20WINE

Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_final_0.pdf

 

Registration Form

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_2015_registration_form.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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Franklin, MA

http://www.tri-county.tc/files/uploads/images/continuing_education/Tri-CountyWebBrochureSpring2015.pdf

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

http://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t0.wcs?clientid=NRFLKMA&siteid=1

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Quini Certified Educator- QCE

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

DELONG-Maps-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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!

Tasting-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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

March 21, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-21-15

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

 

Support Your Local Independent

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

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

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

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

#shopfranklin small business campaign in town.

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

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

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Arsenic In Wines

Job Lot To Sell Booze

All About Residual Sugar In Wine

 

AND MORE!

 

Regulators say powdered alcohol is illegal in Massachusetts

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

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

Infographics & Guide to Chardonnay Wine Grape Variety

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

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

4 ANIMATED RELIEF MAPS OF EUROPE’S FAMOUS WINE REGIONS

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

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

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

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

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

New Sandra Lee Cocktails

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

The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

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

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

The Beer Briefcase

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

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

SAN DIEGO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT WINE

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

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

Residual sugar in wine, with charts and graphs

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

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

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

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

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

14 simple hacks every wine drinker should know

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Magic Hat Releases Big Hundo IPA Outside Vermont for First Time

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

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

Angry Orchard Green Apple Released in 16 Oz. Cans

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

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

TEXAS NOW 5TH LARGEST WINE PRODUCER IN US

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

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

KENTUCKY DERBY TIES WITH OLD FORESTER ON OFFICIAL MINT JULEP

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

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

Guinness beer flavored potato chips now available in US

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

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

The 13 Best Beer Countries in the World, Ranked

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

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

How to Make a Bargain Bottle of Wine Taste More Expensive

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

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

2014 CRAFT BEER DATA INFOGRAPHIC

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Can a new Cava classification win over consumers?

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

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

WORST BINGE DRINKING STATES IN THE US

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

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

HORNITOS UNVEILS SPICED HONEY FLAVOUR TEQUILA

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

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MillerCoors gains gluten-free certification for Coors Peak

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

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

MILK, FISH AND EGGS ARE IN YOUR WINE…SOMETIMES

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

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

New Massachusetts Licensing Platform

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

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

Americans Have the Fever for Flavored Alcoholic Beverages

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

https://youtu.be/1qHHalOaQQs

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

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

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

FULL LIST OF THE WINES

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

Wine Institute Fact Sheet on Arsenic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 17, 2015

 

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Fine Irish Cab

750ml $13.99

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 16, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2013 Pinot Grigio


750ml $13.99

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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 15, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Petite Sirah

750ml $15.99

 

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