Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-06-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

06-06-15

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

We Are Live On ScanKart!!

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.

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Sit back, relax and shop for your favorite wines & spirits from this family-owned store in Franklin, MA right on your Phone and Online.

Find selections from: Quini, Franklin Wine Club,and Vinitas WineWorks

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

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

Liquor

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

COMING SOON!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

 

Lady Bug Trek Starts Next Week!

A small business scavenger hunt.

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

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

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

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

ladybugtrek

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Craft Beer Candles

Madeira Food Pairing

 

AND MORE!

Anheuser-Busch pulls the brakes on beer for storm relief

Known for delivering ice, cold beer, Anheuser-Busch is trucking something different to emergency responders in Texas and Oklahoma. The company stopped its run of beer at its Cartersville, Georgia brewery, and are producing cans of water instead.

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http://wric.com/2015/05/29/anheuser-busch-pulls-the-brakes-on-beer-for-storm-relief/

CRAFT BEER CANDLES

Each candle is hand poured in New Jersey with 12oz of Soy Wax in a beer-can style glass that can be used for brews after the 60 hour burn time and some cleaning.

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http://coolmaterial.com/home/craft-beer-scented-candles/

Newmark Cornish & Carey Wine Services and Williams & Williams to Auction Chatom Vineyards and Winery

The approximately 775-acre property will be offered in two parcels at auction with equipment and bottled estate wine inventory included for beginning immediate operations.

https://www.morningstar.com/news/pr-news-wire/PRNews_20150529DA21011/newmark-cornish-carey-wine-services-and-williams-williams-to-auction-chatom-vineyards-and-winery.html

New Yuengling

  1. G. Yuengling & Son will introduce a new seasonal beer, Yuengling India Pale Lager, in November. According to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery—the largest craft brewer in the country, as per the Brewers Association—the IPL will be available in six-packs and on draft, and will be priced slightly above its flagship lager brand. The IPL will join Yuengling’s other seasonals, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen, introduced last year, and Oktoberfest, launched in 2011, while the brewery’s Spring Seasonal Bock has been discontinued. Yuengling IPL features four hops varieties and contains 5% alcohol by volume and 60 IBUs. IPLs—an emerging beer style that is a variant of the surging India pale ale (IPA) format—capitalize on renewed interest in lagers and pilsners by craft brewers and craft beer drinkers. Other brewers marketing IPLs include Boston Beer Co. and Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abbey Brewing.

 

ALL ABOUT BORDEAUX

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http://demystifiedvine.com/2015/05/31/all-about-bordeaux/

Charlie Baker not a fan of proposed Boston alcohol tax

He does not support a proposal currently circulating through the Boston City Council that would pay for recovery programs through a new local tax on alcohol.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/06/charlie_taxes_recovery.html

10 Types of Moms You Meet in the Liquor Store

Here’s who to be on the lookout for:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/being_a_mom/186246/10_types_of_moms_you?ct=slider_5

Gronk was in National Honors Society, misses teammates, never drinks wine

We Miss Tom Brady Shopping For Wine!

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25202032/gronk-was-in-national-honors-society-misses-his-teammates-and-never-drinks-wine

New Oak Aged Absolut

Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Absolut Oak seeks to capitalize on the trend toward consumption of oak-aged brown spirits like whisk(e)y. The innovation play comes as Pernod Ricard USA has been trying to emphasize the higher-end Absolut Elyx offshoot in a bid to premiumize. Absolut, still the U.S. market’s top imported vodka brand, just ahead of Svedka, slipped 7% to 4.1 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, and is down about half a million cases since 2012, amid tough competition from fast-rising Tito’s, among others. Meanwhile, Pernod says it’s increasing focus on Martell Cognac in the U.S., where the upscale brand currently has a relatively small presence.

The science and magic of mulled wine

The origins of mulled wine are not difficult to trace. Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cover the flavors of spoilt food and drink

http://news-soft.com/2015/06/02/the-science-and-magic-of-mulled-wine/

SAUZA LAUNCHES SPICY CUCUMBER CHILI TEQUILA

The new expression is made using Sauza Silver Tequila combined with a “natural cucumber and chilli twist”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/sauza-launches-spicy-cucumber-chili-tequila/?article-source=newsletter&source=440&date=2015-06-03

New Hampshire Governor Blocks Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire

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http://www.nola.com/eat-drink/2015/06/no_baby_pictures_on_beer_bottl.html

Madeira: the Offbeat White Wine That’s Amazing with Grilled Steak

One of the greatest pairings for beef is a white you may have never heard of: Madeira.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/02/madeira-offbeat-white-wine-thats-amazing-grilled-steak

New Del’s Black Cherry

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has launched Del’s Black Cherry Shandy, the second offering in the brewery’s shandy lineup. Part of Narragansett’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up series of local collaborations, the latest shandy (4.7%-abv) is a combination of Narragansett’s Lager and black cherry juice created in collaboration with fellow Rhode Island company Del’s Lemonade. It’s available for a limited time only in Rhode Island in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for $8.99-$9.99. Narragansett’s other beers are sold in all the New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

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DRINK WINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN VINEYARD IN FRANCE

Calling all oenophiles. Now you can drink wine from your very own French vineyard, without having to lift a finger.

http://www.francetoday.com/articles/2015/06/01/drink_wine_from_your_very_own_vineyard_in_france.html?utm_source=Le+Petit+Journal&utm_campaign=3a1a2e7cba-LPJ_for_June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a09360c5c2-3a1a2e7cba-55781545

Spice up your life with Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is Germanic for “spice” and hails from that region known for bouncing back between French and German rule over the last couple thousand years,

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/05/22/3570225/spice-up-your-life-with-gewurztraminer.html

Franciacorta IS NOT CHAMPAGNE!

Sadly, the comparison of Franciacorta to Champagne continues to molest consumers’ and trade’s perception of the Italian appellation like lice.

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http://dobianchi.com/2015/06/02/franciacorta-champagne-what-is-difference/

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives special pleasure from discovering the hidden gems and authentic experiences that uniquely define a place and its people.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-s-levine/12-things-you-must-see-and-do-in-the-napa-valley_b_7479550.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

Bulleit Takes a Bullet

Bulleit got sued June 1

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/bulleit-takes-a-bullet

7 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR GLASS OF ROSÉ TO ANOTHER LEVEL

While a simple glass of rosé is delightful, there are several ways for you to kick your sipping up a notch.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-ways-to-take-your-glass-of-rose-to-another-level/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3196dea2ed-June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3196dea2ed-38937345

10 Ways to Tell if Your Sommelier Really Knows Wine

To evaluate the value of the advice they’re proving, keep in mind the 10 points mentioned.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/3/8723085/10-ways-to-spot-a-really-good-sommelier

Wine lovers look to bring their own vino into more MA restaurants

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own bottles into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150603/NEWS/150608485

PINNACLE INTRODUCES RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FLAVOR

With more than 40 flavors to choose from, the brand has launched its latest variant with summer in mind, and say the flavor profile is “perfect for summer cocktails and cookouts”.

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What is Port Wine?

Let’s get up to speed on this fascinating and historic sweet wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-port-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5d31b1d57c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5d31b1d57c-62472929&mc_cid=5d31b1d57c&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

There are several things to know about how wine is scored before you make a purchasing decision based on a point value.

http://skepchick.org/2015/06/grading-wine-what-is-the-100-point-system/

Corsican Wines Speak a Language of Their Own

What makes Corsican wine so unusual?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/dining/corsican-wines-antoine-arena-speak-a-language-of-their-own.html?_r=0

ABSOLUT IN LAWSUIT OVER KAHFUA ‘COUNTERFEITER’

The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/absolut-in-lawsuit-over-kahfua-counterfeiter/?article-source=newsletter&source=442&date=2015-06-05

Latest Quini Newsletter

Our Friends At Quini Nesletter

http://quiniwine.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/FDDD56D907920858/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

THE 5 BOURBON STYLES YOU SHOULD DRINK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT

That being sad, navigating the exciting but often overwhelming world of bourbon can be a little much, and you might find it hard to turn yourself on to this amber spirit.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-5-bourbons-you-should-drink-if-you-want-to-understand-what-all-the-fuss-is-about/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=17cc022cd9-June_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-17cc022cd9-38937345

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Guess what’s happening Soon 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!

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.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

ladybugtrek

 

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Shop Our Selections Online!

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

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

 

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/

 Wine Club Facebook Page

June 9th

Wines From Chile

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

June 16th

Beer Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222787216/

June 25th

Wines Of Languedoc France

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/222945814/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

 

Medway Community Education

 

Tri-County Adult Education 2015

Franklin, MA

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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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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