Our Liquor Industry News/Links 02-28-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-28-15

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

 

Our Town Turns 237!

Happy Birthday Franklin MA One Day Wine Sale 3-1-15

Story Of Franklin Liquors And Town Celebration.

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We Officially Kicked Off Our New Saké Expansion!

Franklin Wine Club Event With Special Guest O Ya Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman

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SHOP FRANKLIN

New Shop Local Campaign

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Cork Good For Wines

New Tax On Booze In Boston

 

AND MORE!

 

A SNAPSHOT OF SICILY

Located in the central Mediterranean Sea and one of Italy’s first inhabited areas, Sicily has been an important center of viticulture for over 2500 years

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/snapshot-of-sicily

WHAT THE HECK IS A SUPER TUSCAN

Ever had a Super Tuscan? Ever wondered what the hell that means?

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/what-is-a-super-tuscan-definition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bdceacbcbb-February_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bdceacbcbb-38937345

THE 20 MOST POPULAR BEERS IN AMERICA

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Reading Restaurant Wine Lists, for Blockbusters and Values

How does a good sommelier find the right wine out of hundreds or thousands of bottles?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/your-money/reading-restaurant-wine-lists-for-blockbusters-and-values.html?_r=2

New Wente Wine

Wente Vineyards has launched a new single-vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir. Retailing at $30 a bottle, the new Pinot joins a Riva Ranch Chardonnay in Wente’s single-vineyard series. Riva Ranch Vineyard, first planted in 1963 with approximately 360 acres, is located in Monterey County at the mouth of the Arroyo Seco River Canyon and is now planted to nearly 1,000 acres with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Viognier among others. Wente farms eight clones of Pinot Noir and six clones of Chardonnay at Riva Ranch.

WINERY LAUNCHES ‘WINE AND SEX’ NIGHTS

Bodegas Monje in Tenerife has launched a series of “Wine & Sex” nights involving erotic games at its winery in the Canary Islands.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/winery-launches-wine-and-sex-nights/

CORK BRINGS BENEFICIAL PHENOLICS TO WINE

Phenolic compounds that are naturally present in cork stoppers can positively influence the ageing of wine, according to Dr. Miguel Cabral, Amorim’s director of R&D.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/02/cork-releases-beneficial-phenolics-to-wine/

The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

Eight hot spots producing your next great bottle

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-23/the-world-s-next-big-wine-regions

Jacobs Creek Two Lands launches in US

Pernod Ricard Winemakers is launching Jacob’s Creek Two Lands – a new range of premium wines that marries Californian style winemaking with Australian varietal character.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/15887-jacobs-creek-two-lands-launches-in-us.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_Feb_24&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

New tax on sales of alcohol proposed In Ma

Money would be used for substance abuse programs

Boston City Council and the state Legislature, would impose a tax of 1 percent to 2 percent on all alcohol sales, including beer and wine, in city restaurants, taverns, bars, supermarkets, and package stores.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/24/new-tax-alcohol-boston-proposed-finance-treatment-programs/isUBvUyCKEet6KoO2ZHacO/story.html

Petaluma Gap appellation designation sought

About 200,000 acres in southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties could become a new federal-designated winegrowing region called Petaluma Gap

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/104946/petaluma-gap-appellation-designation-sought/

Made in the shade: Bud Light partners with bikini brand to launch new ‘Rita’

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light brand has cut a deal with swimwear brand KAOHS to promote the launch of Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita, a new summer seasonal flavor in its “Rita” drink franchise that’s being delivered to retailers Monday.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2015/02/made-in-the-shadebud-light-partners-with-bikini.html

TOP 10 SPIRITS APPS

With technology providing us with better and faster solutions to most aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that imbibers continue to ditch the classic recipe book and embrace the smartphone app.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/top-10-spirit-apps/?article-source=newsletter&source=369&date=2015-02-25

RUM FLAVOUR MAP LAUNCHED TO AID ‘CONFUSING’ CATEGORY

By categorising flavours of rum into three main styles – English-style rum, Spanish-style ron and French-style rhum – it is hoped consumers will understand the spirit more clearly,

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/02/rum-flavour-map-launched-to-aid-confusing-category/?article-source=newsletter&source=369&date=2015-02-25

Diageo To Unveil “Smart” Bottle For Johnnie Walker Blue

Diageo has collaborated with printed electronics and “smart systems” developer Thin Film Electronics ASA on a new “smart bottle” for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The prototype bottle will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2-5.

The “smart” packaging includes printed sensor tags which, when read by a consumer’s smartphone, enable Diageo to “send consumers targeted and timely marketing messages, whether at retail or after purchase, such as promotional offers, cocktail recipes and exclusive content,” Diageo said. The sensor tags allow the company to detect movements across the supply chain to the point of consumption and, unlike conventional static QR codes, can determine if the bottle is still sealed or open, “providing an additional layer of security in protecting the authenticity of the product.”

The innovation was created by Thinfilm in collaboration with Diageo Technology Ventures, a unit created last September to “unlock new opportunities for future growth by working with emerging technology companies.”

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Use these sommelier tricks to double the quality of your wine

These strategies are meant to maximize the quality of the wine you enjoy, some of them will require a little more money upfront.

http://www.businessinsider.com/double-the-quality-of-your-wine-2015-2

WHY RIOJA BOTTLES ARE WRAPPED IN GOLD WIRE – TO STOP THIEVES

The traditional gold wire netting that can often be found surrounding the bottles of high-end Rioja.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/rioja-bottles-wrapped-gold-wire-stop-thieves/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfe7c11131-February_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfe7c11131-38937345

4 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Have A Wine Night Once A Week

Here’s why every girl needs a wine night (at least) once a week.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/unwritten/4-reasons-why-every-woman_b_6708912.html

Wine under $10 sucks. Should we care?

For under $10, you can expect a bottle of wine that tastes like fruit not found in nature. It won’t be spoiled or oxidized. There will be nothing wrong with it. But it will be so boring you could fall asleep and face-plant into the glass.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/02/wine-under-10-sucks-should-we-care.html

How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

Despite What You’ve Been Told, “Dry” Is Not Helpful

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http://www.thestranger.com/food-and-drink/features/2015/02/25/21777283/how-to-order-wine-when-you-know-nothing-about-wine

Cru Bourgeois Gearing Up For U.S. Push

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SKINNYGIRL LAUNCHES SPICY LIME MARGARITA RTD

Following a successful launch party, Skinnygirl Spicy Lime Margarita has joined the company’s established portfolio of ready-to-serve cocktails, flavoured vodkas and wine

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GRAPE BRITAIN: MOST POPULAR VARIETIES

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Wine tasting for beginners: How to swirl, sniff, sip or how to completely screw it up (video)

Here’s a brief guide on how to approach ordering, smelling and tasting your wine.

http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/02/wine_tasting_for_beginners_how_to_swirl_sniff_sip_or_how_to_completely_screw_it.html

Sake Isn’t a Rice Wine, and Four Other Myths Dispelled

The truth behind five major sake misconceptions.

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http://www.eater.com/2015/2/27/8121945/sake-isnt-a-rice-wine-and-four-other-myths-dispelled

  

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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March 10th

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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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Medway Community Education 2015 Winter Classes

Courses

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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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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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