Liquor Industry News/Links 05-02-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-02-15

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

 

David Vs. Goliath??

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Our “small” family owned liquor store (Vintage 1978) is located close to TWO other liquor retailers. One is Shaw’s supermarket (beer/Wine) the other a “small” family owned business Devita’s Market (Full liquor)

 

We knew there was a Beer/Wine license available for a while in town. Last March another “small Business” tried to get it

and the Franklin Town council denied it as there was another “small business” across the street from it AND “no public need”.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2014/03/live-reporting-town-council-mar-5-2014.html

(“motion for denial on basis for no public need on basis of over saturation in current area”)

 

Tuesday while checking out a customer she stated Big Y (located across from us) was getting a license. Reaching out to our contact at Big Y it was confirmed.

 

Today we started to prepare to oppose that based on last year’s council decision. ONLY to find out the meeting is next week Wednesday May 6th 7:10pm.

It was shocking we did not get a notice of the meeting for approval as we are directly across from them.

At the town hall we were told only people notified are within 300ft. As a note I did find online the legal notice posted in the Milford News.

 

I contacted Shaw’s corporate and Devita’s they also were not aware.

Please understand we realize there is a convenience factor for supermarkets. Our goal is that the Town council votes as they did last year on “need” and location of THREE businesses in area.(over saturation )

Keeping in mind last year’s denial was a small “store” within the same distance of ONE “small” store.

The Big Y is in the same location as TWO “small” stores and ONE “large” store.

 

There are many movements/groups in Town to support “small business”.

Please keep this Town Council meeting/decision and us in mind we would love your support.

Reach out to the Franklin Town council members: http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Council/index

Or share this on social media.

 

Thank You

The Lenzi’s

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Scoop On Wine Prices

All About Chardonnay

 AND MORE!

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART [INFOGRAPHIC]

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REYKA SLAMMED OVER BRUCE JENNER COCKTAILS

Reyka vodka is in hot water over a tactless email encouraging people to make Bruce Jenner “Gender Bender” cocktails to enjoy during the reality TV star’s interview with ABC News.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/reyka-slammed-over-bruce-jenner-cocktails/

Wine Temps 101

Dos & Don’ts for Storing and Serving Your Favorite Wines

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/wine-temps-101/Content?oid=2785142

The Best Wines to Pair with Crab Cakes

Lots of wines can work, depending on the other flavors involved, but you can’t go wrong with medium-bodied whites and sparkling wines.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/04/26/pairing-wine-crab-cakes

Ste. Michelle Debuts Collaborative Tenet Range

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Rhône winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie to launch Tenet Wines, a new Syrah-focused range. The collaborative lineup features a pair of offerings from Washington’s Columbia Valley—including the Tenet GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) and The Pundit Syrah—and an entry from the Rhône Valley’s Costières de Nîmes, Le Fervent Syrah. Both The Pundit ($24.99 a 750-ml.) and Le Fervent ($21.99) will be available nationwide starting June 1, with their inaugural 2013 vintage limited to 8,113 cases and 5,000 cases, respectively. Tenet GSM ($70), meanwhile, is slated to follow in September with a 2013 vintage totaling 1,069 cases.

Behind the Tag

The Scoop on Wine Prices

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http://www.fix.com/blog/what-do-wine-prices-mean/

MORE WINE GROWN IN CHINA THAN FRANCE

China has now overtaken France to be the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/more-wine-grown-in-china-than-france/

Johnny Cash on Beer Bottles

https://youtu.be/a1Y8sUZlYHo

If you want to make money, don’t open a liquor store

Specialty-foods stores, grocery stores and liquor stores are among least-profitable small businesses

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/if-you-want-to-make-money-dont-open-a-liquor-store-2015-04-27

Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today

Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century, who steered the world’s taste in sparkling wine from sweet to drier styles – a preference that stuck.

http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/04/27/4497184/madame-pommery-changed-how-we.html#storylink=cpy

A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement

Compared to normal still wine production, Champagne winemaking gets pretty complicated.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/04/a_brief_video_lesson_in_champa.html

Tasting and Ranking 39 of the Best American Wheat Beers

American-made wheat beers from hefeweizen to Belgian wit

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/tasting-and-ranking-39-of-the-best-american-wheat.html

HandCraft Wines unveils two new additions

HandCraft Pinot Grigio and HandCraft Malbec

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=150333

6 Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Drink Wine

Technology has changed:

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http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2015/04/23/6-ways-technology-has-changed-the-way-we-drink-wine

5 Things To Know About Dating A Wine Lover, Because Winos Are A Totally Different Kind of Drinker

In other words, wine lovers are a different breed of a drinker. So if you’re dating one, (male or Female) there are a few things you should know.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/77319-5-things-to-know-about-dating-a-wine-lover-because-winos-are-a-totally-different-kind

A COMPUTER ALGORITHM CAN SEE WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK

THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR NOSE GIVES YOU AWAY

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http://www.popsci.com/computer-algorithm-can-tell-when-youre-drunk

5 Countries Drink Half The World’s Wine

Since 2000, overall wine consumption has diminished in traditional wine-drinking countries and has increased in countries new to wine drinking.

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8 GREAT BEER COCKTAIL RECIPES: INFOGRAPHIC

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BEYOND THE MINT JULEP: 11 DROOLWORTHY KENTUCKY DERBY COCKTAILS

 There are plenty of other drinks fit for Kentucky Derby royalty

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/beyond-the-mint-julep-11-droolworthy-kentucky-derby-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cad1b522d-April_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cad1b522d-38937345

FASCINATING FACTS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT BEER

Think you know everything about beer? This collection of fascinating beer-related facts might surprise you.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/fascinating-facts-worth-knowing-about-beer/

Massachusetts beer distributor charged in ‘pay-to-play’ probe

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or ABCC, said Craft Beer Guild LLC violated a state rule against offering inducements to retailers to stock its products over those of competitors and a state law that prohibits distributors from charging different prices for the same products.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/04/29/massachusetts-beer-distributor-charged-pay-play-probe/q1PkvE3H8bWltjPqrigpzL/story.html

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/

THE BEER BUCKET LIST (2.0): 30 BEERS TO TRY ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

This is The Beer Bucket List 2.0

http://coolmaterial.com/feature/beer-bucket-list-2-0-30-beers-you-need-to-try-once/

FLOORING COMPANY LOSES CHAMPAGNE BATTLE

The Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne (CIVC) has won its case against a flooring company that was trying to trademark a range of “caviar and Champagne” products.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/04/flooring-company-loses-champagne-battle/

What Wine Pairs Best With a Big Mac?

Barbera, Sangiovese and Tempranillo are well suited to acid/fatty foods such as the Big Mac.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-wine-pairs-best-with_b_7177014.html

The Effects Drinking Alcohol On An Empty Stomach Have On Your Body

How bad is it, really, to drink on an empty stomach?

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http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/effects-drinking-alcohol-empty-stomach-have-your-body-331188#.VUIqrVusshY.facebook

Barolo vs Brunello: Sizing Up Italy’s Most Popular Reds

Here is a synopsis of the primary differences between Barolo and Brunello

http://winefolly.com/review/barolo-vs-brunello-di-montalcino/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3d1aef18bb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3d1aef18bb-62472929&mc_cid=3d1aef18bb&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Cheap Wine Tastes Better If We Think It’s Expensive, Says Study, So Maybe That Bottle Of Plonk Isn’t So Bad After All

How “marketing placebo effects” function not just with regards to self-reported enjoyment, but in terms of what’s going on in our brains when they’re at work

http://www.bustle.com/articles/80043-cheap-wine-tastes-better-if-we-think-its-expensive-says-study-so-maybe-that-bottle-of

Is Wine Cheaper Than Water?

Fact or fiction: In some countries, beer and wine is cheaper than water.

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/travel-911/video/is-wine-cheaper-than-water

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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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Upcoming Events

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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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May 12th

Joel Gott Winery

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

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

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Medway Community Education

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

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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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We have great news for you!

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

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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!

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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!

Download The App

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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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.

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