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

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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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

How To attend and join

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

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April 28th

Pedroncelli Winery

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

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

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

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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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