Liquor Industry News/Links 10-10-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-10-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Happy Columbus Day Weekend! 

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The Franklin Wine Club Hosted The Summerland Winery

Read Our Blog About Event

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Why Champagne Is good For You

Rolling Rock “33”

New Products

AND MORE!

UNDERSTANDING KOSHER WINE

The grapes can be grown and harvested by anyone, but after harvest, everything must be done by Sabbath–observant Jews. The head winemaker, however, does not have to be Jewish as long as the Sabbath–observant staff are the only ones handling the winemaking materials and equipment.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-kosher-wine

New California AVAs to know about

As California’s wine industry matures, so does the sophistication of its regional appellations. Cathy Huyghe finds a lively quest for identity as she visits three of the most successful newer California AVAs.

http://www.decanter.com/features/new-california-avas-to-know-about-276152/#dzfE6GwCPdQRrTyD.99

7 reasons why drinking champagne is scientifically good for you

You needn’t feel guilty next time you pop the champagne cork at a wedding, christening or perhaps just a particularly indulgent breakfast.

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/7-reasons-why-champagne-is-scientifically-good-for-you-a3071566.html

Reconsidering the Influence of the Wine Store

Zachary Sussman on the changing influence of the wine store, and why it continues to be overlooked.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/reconsidering-the-influence-of-the-wine-store/

Biodynamic wines: A taste of freshness among the philosophies

Biodynamics is a beyond-organic way of farming that is based on the theories of Rudolf Steiner

http://www.sacbee.com/news/news-services/article37776417.html#storylink=cpy

The ABC’s of wine tasting

Here are a dozen terms every savvy wine-taster should know

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http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/the-abcs-of-wine-b99581185z1-330756031.html

Forget Red, White, and Rosé—Orange Wine Is What You Should Be Sipping This Fall

It refers to certain white wines

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http://www.vogue.com/13357330/orange-wine-fall-drinking/

A guide to sounding like a pro when you sample beer

Here’s a guide to sounding like a pro when you sample.

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http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/a-guide-to-sounding-like-a-pro-when-you-sample-beer-b99581193z1-330756081.html

BORDEAUX ON TRACK FOR ‘BEST VINTAGE SINCE 2010’

The rain that fell over much of the Bordeaux region last weekend appears to have been too little and too late to spoil what is being predicted by many Bordelais to be the best vintage since 2010

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/bordeaux-on-track-for-best-vintage-since-2010/

WHY MOVI, THE CHILEAN MOVEMENT OF INDEPENDENT VINTNERS, IS IMPORTANT

MOVI is a group of independent Chilean winemakers who banded together in 2009 to form a purchasing group and marketing organization

https://grapecollective.com/articles/why-movi-the-chilean-movement-of-independent-vintners-is-important

Alternative pumpkin beers are brewed with squashes and yams.

Not all pumpkin beers actually contain pumpkin and instead are merely spice beers with no pumpkin added.

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http://theweekender.com/tapthis/12799/tap-this-alternative-pumpkin-beers-are-brewed-with-squashes-and-yams

Champagne Education

Expand your enjoyment and appreciation of Champagne with Champagne Masters. By enlisting only the most authoritative sources in discussing the wines of five prominent Maisons, Champagne Masters advances the way we think about, taste and serve Champagne.

http://champagnemasters.com

DIAGEO ADDS SERVING FACTS TO CROWN ROYAL PACKS

The first cases of Crown Royal that contain macro-nutritional information on the product and a serving facts panel are now being shipped to the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/diageo-adds-serving-facts-to-crown-royal-packs/?article-source=newsletter&source=532&date=2015-10-07

New Ste Michelle Wines

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is introducing three new single-vineyard wines under its Seven Falls Cellars label. Retailing at $40 a bottle, the new entries include a GPS White Blend, Jones Vineyard; GPS Cabernet Sauvignon, Stone Tree Vineyard; and GPS Zinfandel, Jones Vineyard. The new Seven Falls offerings will be in limited on-premise distribution and also will be sold on the brand’s e-commerce site.

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is adding to its specialty Lovecraft Series with the release of Reanimator Helles Lager. The third installment of the lineup honoring Providence native H.P. Lovecraft, Reanimator is made with the base of Narragansett’s Bock beer that is then dry-hopped with Czech Saaz, Hallertau and Citra hops. It follows other Lovecraft Series brews Honey Ale and Olde Ale. Reanimator Helles Lager (6.5% abv) will be available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans priced between $11.99-$12.49 throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.

10 wine grape varieties you’ve probably never heard of, but should try

Info on other grapes

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/10-wine-grape-varieties-youve-probably-never-heard-of-but-should-try-2015-10

How wine labels shifted from Old World class to social media-worthy sass

The lineage of wine label design and explores why serifed fonts and dusty mansions have been replaced by hashtags and hippos (for better or for worse)

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/how-wine-labels-shifted-from-old-world-class-to-social-media-worthy-sass/article26657713/

“33”: THE MANY MYTHS BEHIND THE ROLLING ROCK LABEL

The number “33,” printed on the back of every bottle of Rolling Rock, without apparent explanation.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/33-the-many-myths-of-rolling-rock/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3f029b36b3-October_7_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3f029b36b3-38937345

Italy beats France to become world largest wine producer

Italy has surpassed France to take to crown of world largest wine producer in 2015, according to European Union data.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/italy-beats-france-become-world-largest-wine-producer-1522907

GRATEFUL DEAD RELEASES WINE TO MARK 50 YEARS

A limited edition wine marking the 50th anniversary of rock band the Grateful Dead has been released by Wines That Rock, in partnership with California’s Mendocino Wine Company.

GRATEFUL DEAD RESERVE WINE LAUNCHES CELEBRATING 50th ANNIVERSARY (PRNewsFoto/Wines that Rock)

GRATEFUL DEAD RESERVE WINE LAUNCHES CELEBRATING 50th ANNIVERSARY (PRNewsFoto/Wines that Rock)

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/grateful-dead-releases-50th-anniversary-wine/

NAPA WINEMAKERS PRAISE 2015

According to the Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVVA) quality is likely to be high but quantities are lower than average.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/napa-winemakers-praise-2015/

Behold, the World’s First Text Message-Based Liquor Store

Drinkeasy wants to make it even easier for smartphone-fixated millennials to get drunk. Send a text message to this SMS-based liquor store and it’ll text back with information on a particular liquor; to buy it, just reply “HELL YES.”

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http://www.eater.com/2015/10/7/9473191/drinkeasy-text-message-liquor-delivery

10 Essential Tips for the Modern Wine Drinker

Where do you begin to break down a long list? How do you talk about your bottle budget without coming off cheap or tacky? Do you really need to pair your wine with your food? What’s with all these new wine apps?

http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/10/wine-essential-tips.html#

JOSE CUERVO UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION ROLLING STONES BOTTLES

Jose Cuervo has launched two special edition bottles in homage to the Rolling Stones’ 1972 North American Tour.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/jose-cuervo-unveils-rolling-stones-bottles/?article-source=newsletter&source=533&date=2015-10-08

MAKER’S MARK LAUNCHES PRIVATE BARREL PROGRAMME

The Maker’s Mark Private Select Barrel Program will kick off in November 2015, with bottled product available for sale by retail participants from March 2016.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/makers-mark-launches-private-barrel-programme/?article-source=newsletter&source=534&date=2015-10-09

Why the Jura is a mine of new discoveries for the discerning wine lover

From chardonnay to more obscure grapes, the Jura is a rich hunting ground for less familiar wine styles

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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/08/jura-wine-review-fiona-beckett

BIG CHOICE BREWING WILL DEBUT BEER IN A NEW KIND OF RESEALABLE CAN

In late October, Big Choice will unveil a new beer packaged in 19.2-ounce cans with a resealable lid – not the twist-off kind, but one that slides back into place so that the beer can be opened one night and finished the next.

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http://www.westword.com/restaurants/big-choice-brewing-will-debut-beer-in-a-new-kind-of-resealable-can-7206955

Marty’s seeks Colella’s liquor license in Hopkinton MA

The owner of Marty’s liquor stores in Newton and Brighton is hoping to open a new location in part of the former Colella’s supermarket on Main Street.

http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20151008/NEWS/151005920

DIANE KEATON LAUNCHES ‘UNPRETENTIOUS’ WINE

Speaking to People, the 69-year-old actress said the wine is specifically produced to be served over ice, as that is the way she likes to drink wine – a habit she said picked up while living in New York in the 1970s.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/diane-keaton-launches-unpretentious-wine/

Cabernet Outgrows Chardonnay Off-Premise Sales in Long Term Projection

Over the last year the volume of Cabernet Sauvignon sold off-premise grew 4.8% compared to a 0.7% growth for Chardonnay, which has been the biggest varietal wine for decades, but may now have a serious threat to its dominance.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/10/08/cabernet-outgrows-chardonnay-sales-projection

Calories in Red Wine: Do They Really Matter?

Will red wine make you fat? The answer to this question and why calories in red wine aren’t really the problem. In fact, the only thing you should be worried about is in your head…

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/calories-in-red-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d8594cc1cc-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d8594cc1cc-62472929&mc_cid=d8594cc1cc&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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Natural Food/Wine Tasting

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Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

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Medway Community Education

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Exploring French Wines

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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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Not Your Father’s Wine 101-an unconventional approach to wine education

Thursday, October 15, 2015; 7-8:30pm

Cost: $25 per person, please register by emailing kim@vinitaswineworks.com

Love to drink wine but think you “don’t know enough about it?” Join us for an evening of wine education like no other. Bring all your wine questions to a casual learning environment where we’ll taste 6 wines and engage in great conversation. You’ll discover what styles and flavors you like best and leave with more wine-buying confidence.

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Great Holiday Gift Wines Class Thursday, December 3, 2015 7pm

Are you thinking of buying a bottle of wine as a holiday gift for that wine lover on your list? We can help! We’ll taste through six wines in different styles, all of which will make fantastic, stress-free gift giving. We’ll also explore other wine-related gift giving ideas. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Sign ups are now open online or visit the Norfolk Recreation office at 1 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 Telephone: (508)520-1315, recreation@virtualnorfolk.org

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