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This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club
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Lady Bug Trek Has Started!
A small business scavenger hunt.
June 12th- June 30th
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!
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Beer Gadgets For Dads
The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Wine People
From sommeliers who insist on calling their wine list ‘curated’ to hosts who serve red wine that’s too warm, the annoyances that can drive WSJ wine columnist Lettie Teague not to drink
Loophole in French law could spell ‘death’ of alcohol advertising ban
A loophole in a new law could spell the “death” of France’s strict limitations on alcohol advertising and see deaths from drink rocket, the father of the current anti-alcohol law has warned.
Wines from Horse Heaven Hills shine
Since the early 1970s, wine grapes have been grown in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Today, the region south of the Yakima Valley is one of the state’s largest and most important viticultural regions.
Alsace Winemakers Vote to Require ‘Dry’ Designation for Labels
Consumer education is goal, but skeptics worry it will hurt richer, sweeter wines
An Overview of French White Wines
In this article we’ll identify the primary white wines of France, how they taste (because they taste different than their American counterparts), and provide you with common ways French white wines are labeled.
Three reasons behind the boom in Washington wineries
Why the explosion in Washington wineries?
The Best Wine Pairings for Grilled Steak
It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak
PABST BREWING SUED BY RAPPER SNOOP DOGG
US rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as “The Doggfather”, is suing America’s Pabst Brewing claiming it owes him a share after it was sold for US$700m last year, based on his endorsement of its Blast by Colt 45 brand.
10 TERMS TO BOOST YOUR BEER VOCABULARY
Tap into some craft beer knowledge with these 10 beer terms that will provide the basics for fluently speaking the language of microbrewers.
BEYOND THE BOMB: WHY JÄGER DESERVES A PLACE IN YOUR LIQUOR CABINET
Jäger is significantly sweeter than a lot of its counterparts, but as long as you compensate for that in a cocktail, you’ll find it is a lot more mixable than you might think. Just do yourself a favor and lay off the Red Bull.
Greece: Tough Economy, Great Wine
Somewhat ironically, one of the worst times for the Greek economy happens to coincide with one of the best times for Greek wines.
Six must-try apricot beers
Cheat on peach with these six summer stunners, from blondes to wheats to sour ales.
10 Must-Have Beer Gadgets
Get these actually useful gadgets and accessories for the optimal beer drinking experience.
BREAKING BAD-INSPIRED BLUE ICE VODKA RELEASED
Three special edition bottles featuring popular quotes by the “Heisenberg” alias of the series’ main protagonist, Walter White, will be made available across the US.
How to pair fish and wine swimmingly
From oysters to sea bass, chablis to riesling, which wines go with which seafood.
What’s on your plate: Why is saké called a ‘rice wine,’ when it’s brewed like beer?
Saké is a beverage awkwardly shouldered into a category that doesn’t really fit.
Agave Loco files trademark suit against California wine company
Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco, which makes the alcoholic beverage RumChata, alleges Cheers Wine & Spirits of Paso Robles, Calif., began marketing an Italian wine under the brand name Lemonchatta
PARISIAN WINE BAR SERVES BOOZE IN BABY BOTTLES
At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.
New Corkscrew app
makes wine lists searchable and considers wine preferences
Yuengling to release India Pale Lager in November
New beer will be made with mix of hops including some from Washington state
Orange Wine Isn’t Made Out of Oranges
What makes orange wines orange is that they’re white wines that are produced like red wines, with a drawn-out maceration.
WINE IS SHOCKINGLY LESS FATTENING THAN ALL OF THESE FOODS
Which would you rather have, vino, or one of these dishes?
Wine of the Loire Valley
If you visit France, you spend at least a few days in the Loire Valley, which encapsulates just about everything good France offers.
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