Our Liquor Industry News/Links 05-30-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-30-15

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

 

Coming Next Week

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!

 http://franklinliquors.scankart.com/

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Taste Like Koala Pee?

Tax On Liquor In Boston?

Wine Tech Sheets

 

AND MORE!

What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-goes-into-wine-label-design-1432308290

Sugar in Wine Chart

Many red and white wines taste dry (as in “not sweet”) but do contain small to moderate amounts of sugar. The question is, how much? And, is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?

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http://winefolly.com/review/sugar-in-wine-chart/

Gérard Bertrand Projects 54% Rise For 2015, Raising Languedoc’s Presence In U.S. Market

Riding a steady growth curve, French winemaker Gérard Bertrand has made progress in his quest to raise Languedoc’s profile in the U.S. market.

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2015/05/22/12486/gerard-bertrand-projects-54-rise-for-2015-raising-languedocs-presence-in-u-s-market/

Do Wine Buyers Really Care About Sustainability?

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Cognac. a wine or spirit?

Cognac is often referred to as the “king” of brandies with a glorious history dating back centuries.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allen-balik/cognac-a-wine-or-spirit/article_1c6b192b-4ca2-5cc2-b198-f565aab34f97.html

Designated drivers will enjoy this beer

A non-alcoholic beer that tastes like…beer

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-non-alcoholic-beer-that-tastes-likebeer-2015-05-21

Millennials Would Rather Drink Wine Than Beer

Why young people prefer a Bordeaux over a Bud.

http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2015/05/millennials-prefer-wine-over-beer.html

Liquor bottles now can talk to your cellphone

The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/liquor_bottles_now_can_talk_to.html

Good Wine Tastes More Like Koala Urine Than You’d Think

Have you ever described a wine you were drinking as fruity, sweet, or having a hint of coconut? Well, congratulations, because you were totally drinking a component of koala urine.

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http://io9.com/good-wine-tastes-more-like-koala-urine-than-youd-think-1706588545

Hearing set on 2 percent liquor tax proposal in Boston MA

Liquor store owners in Boston aren’t exactly toasting a proposal to put a 2 percent tax on alcohol sales in the city.

http://wpri.com/2015/05/25/hearing-set-on-2-percent-liquor-tax-proposal/

GREEN-BOTTLED BEER SMELLS LIKE SKUNK, SO WHY DO COMPANIES KEEP PRODUCING IT?

Beers bottled in clear or green glass have developed a reputation as smelling “skunky” or spoiled. That’s because they are.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/green-bottled-beer-smells-like-skunk-so-why-do-companies-keep-producing-it/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e4504b2e0d-May_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e4504b2e0d-38937345

‘SNEAKY’ HIP FLASK COMPANY SEEKS CROWD-FUNDING

The producer of a range of “sneaky” drinks containers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds enabling him to launch a hip flask shaped like a can of deodorant.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/sneaky-hip-flask-company-seeks-crowd-funding/?article-source=newsletter&source=433&date=2015-05-26

WINE, SEX CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country; more than 600,000 Americans die from the condition each year.

http://abc7chicago.com/health/wine-sex-can-lower-your-risk-of-heart-disease/737606/

NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC SHORTAGE LOOMING?

Fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc might do well to stock up, if a warning that the style could be facing a supply shortage prove true.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/nz-sauvignon-blanc-shortage-looming/

A new bill in Congress would make your booze cheaper (a little)

A bill was introduced Tuesday that would lower taxes on distilled spirits — things like gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey — which are taxed at a higher rate than wine and beer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/26/a-new-bill-in-congress-would-make-your-booze-cheaper-at-least-a-little/

10 Ways to Know/Develop Your Wine Palate

Anyone can enjoy pleasures of the palate.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eleanor-shannon/10-ways-to-knowdevelop-yo_b_7433994.html

The Power of Understanding Wine Tech Sheets

This is an in-depth article for geeks with an itch for the nitty gritty details of wine. If you’re one who is as described, you’ve certainly come across wine technical data before. So, what can we learn by looking at wine tech sheets?

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-wine-tech-sheets/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=02a5a110ad-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-02a5a110ad-62472929&mc_cid=02a5a110ad&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Low Histamine Wines for Fewer Headaches

It is the first Association in the world dedicated to the research of wines low in histamines and certifying them for wine sensitive and histamine intolerant

http://www.indianwineacademy.com/item_1_650.aspx

American Wine, Matured: 17 New AVAs And The Road Ahead

Several areas of California are arriving at that time: 17 new California AVAs have been designated since last August alone. (There are a total of 230 AVAs nationwide.)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2015/05/27/american-wine-matured-17-new-avas-and-the-road-ahead/

How Much is Too Much?: A Study on Choice Overload in Wine Retail

In retail, people can become overwhelmed by the selection to choose from, or what is otherwise known as “choice overload”. Studies in many different retail settings have shown that choice overload does exist and that it can lead to decreased customer satisfaction and decreased sales for a given store

http://www.academicwino.com/2015/05/choice-overload-wine-retail.html/

HOW TO DECODE AN AMERICAN WINE LABEL [INFOGRAPHIC]

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New Woodchuck

Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider has unveiled Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy, the latest entry in its limited release Out on a Limb series. Created as a twist on a traditional shandy, Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy is made with a mix of McIntosh, Empire and Cortland apples and infused with lemon juice and lemongrass. The 4.2%-abv, semi-dry cider will be available starting June 15, retailing at $10.99 a six-pack. Lazy Hazy marks the fifth iteration in Woodchuck’s Out on a Limb lineup.

7 Things You Never Knew Were In Your Wine

The lingo commonly found on bottle labels so you know exactly what you’re drinking, and how it affects you, beyond a nice buzz.

http://time.com/3897828/wine-lingo-health-effects/

 

Get it Free: The F&W Keyboard App Features Emojis for Food Lovers

You can now communicate in Cronuts.

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/28/food-wine-keyboard-app-emojis-food-lovers

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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

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June 9th

Wines From Chile

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222638026/

June 16th

Beer Tasting

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June 25th

Wines Of Languedoc France

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

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Medway Community Education

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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

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Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School

Quini Certified Educator- QCE

We have great news for you!

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

http://tinyurl.com/frlqonphone

 Franklin Liquors_Promo1

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/

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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