Liquor Industry News/Links 10-24-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-24-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Tri County Adult Education

Wines Of France Tasting

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Read Our Blog About Event:

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/tri-county-adult-education-wines-of-france-event/

 

Wine Glass Painting Night

This Week We Partnered With The Franklin Life Long Learning And Linda Of Franklin Art Center

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Champagne Day Friday October 23rd

The Official Champagne Day Was Friday.

Did You Know At Franklin Liquors We Label All Our True Champagne With Education Materials?

When You Buy A Bottle You Get These:

(Sorry No Roses)

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 Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer And Halloween Candy Pairing

Wine And Halloween Candy

AND MORE!

One Year in, Some Boston MA Neighborhoods Still Aren’t Getting Liquor Licenses

Just 20 new liquor licenses in its first year, when it could have issued as many as 25.

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2015/10/17/boston-neighborhood-restaurants-liquor-licenses-still-scarce/

How to read a wine list

The Coravin wine access system, whereby wine can be extracted from a bottle without pulling the cork, has also led to a dramatic increase in the number of very fine wines being offered by the glass.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a435af7c-72b4-11e5-bdb1-e6e4767162cc.html

Is there any point to wine points?

Wines are scored on the basis of an imagined objective level of quality.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/is-there-any-point-to-wine-points-/

THE NUMBER OF CARBS IN POPULAR WINES, BEERS & SPIRITS

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/carbs-in-popular-wine-beer-spirits-alcohol-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd8af76317-October_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd8af76317-38937345

The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever

This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-15/merlot-faces-the-heat-as-bordeaux-seeks-climate-proof-vineyards

Will Marijuana Legalization Reduce Wine Consumption?

Wine consumption tends to be high where marijuana consumption is high and vice-versa.

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http://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/#!Will-Marijuana-Legalization-Reduce-Wine-Consumption/chh1/561d47230cf2c3576e5bd066

Here are more than 100 beers in the A-B InBev/SABMiller merger

Some of those beers are among the most iconic in the world

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2015/10/here-are-more-than-100-beers-in-the-a-b-inbev.html

Craft-Beer Pairings for Halloween Candy (2015 Update)

We present the 2015 Craft Beer & Brewing candy and craft-beer pairings for Halloween.

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http://beerandbrewing.com/VFqm-TEAADQAK9vG/article/craft-beer-pairings-for-halloween-candy-2015-update?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=social

Why Large-Format Wines Are a Good Bet

The size of the bottle definitely matters in both the taste of the wine and the investment opportunity.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Why-Large-Format-Wines-Are-a-Good-Bet-6574181.php

US imported wine value & volume stats all over the board

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Coravin Wine System Launches New, Sleeker Model

The results of the company’s research are found in the cleverly dubbed Corvin Model Two.

http://www.eater.com/2015/10/8/9480801/coravin-wine-system-new-model

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Wine

How does one easily find their way into wine? Right here. Start here, with these 9 bottles.

http://time.com/4078387/beginner-wine-guide/

9 Wine And Halloween Candy Pairings You Need For One Super Classy Holiday

Can you think of a better way to celebrate Halloween like a total boss?

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/117557-9-wine-and-halloween-candy-pairings-you-need-for-one-super-classy-holiday

The Complete Guide to Pairing Wine and Wings

This infographic originally appeared on VinePair.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vinepair/the-complete-guide-to-pairing-wine-and-wings_b_8331262.html

New Randolph MA liquor policy defines single serve

Randolph Town Council narrowly approved a new liquor policy last week that defines “single serve” alcohol, and penalties offenders would face for violations.

http://randolph.wickedlocal.com/article/20151019/NEWS/151016039

STOLI UNVEILS FIRST REDESIGN IN 80 YEARS

Stolichnaya vodka has unveiled its first packaging redesign in more than 80 years, introducing a contemporary bottle inspired by bartenders with “improved pouring control and on-shelf visibility”.

Stoli(R) Vodka Unveils First Complete Packaging Re-Design In More Than Eighty Years (PRNewsFoto/Stoli Group USA, LLC)

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/stoli-unveils-first-redesign-in-80-years/

HEINEKEN COMPLETES LAGUNITAS PURCHASE

Global beer producer Heineken has completed its 50% acquisition of Californian craft brewery Lagunitas.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/heineken-completes-lagunitas-purchase/

PEARL VODKA INTRODUCES SEASONAL FLAVOURED VARIANTS

The Pumpkin Spice flavour “blends naturally with the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger”, creating “a delightful combination of sugar and spice”, while Chocolate Hazelnut pairs “rich chocolate and hints of delicate nut flavour” for a “smooth drinking experience”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/pearl-vodka-introduces-seasonal-flavoured-variants/?article-source=newsletter&source=542&date=2015-10-20

Sustainability makes good wine business sense

More than three out of every five acres of vineyards in Sonoma County — 62 percent of the 60,000 acres — have been through the first phase of Sonoma County Winegrowers’ campaign to have all the acres self-assessed for sustainability by 2019.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/4616631-181/sustainability-makes-good-wine-business#oA5EGllK60Izlstx.99

White Oak Winery Uncorks in The Village at Corte Madera

White Oak Winery’s New Marin County Boutique For Fine Wines & Accessories announces Grand Opening on October 29.

White Oak Tasting In Our Wine Room Nov 3rd!!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/226052554/

 

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=159478

4 COCKTAIL CHERRIES TO TRY RIGHT NOW

When it comes to the ingredients in your cocktails, are you paying enough attention to the garnish?

http://chilledmagazine.com/4-cocktail-cherries-to-try-right-now/

STAINLESS STEEL BEER GROWLER AND SAM ADAMS PERFECT PINT

Rabbit, the famed wine accessories and barware brand, recently unveiled a new and highly-engineered collection which was designed in partnership with craft brewer, Sam Adams.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/stainless-steel-beer-growler-and-sam-adams-perfect-pint/

MA Liquor stores oppose bill allowing them to open Turkey Day

A group of package store owners on Tuesday came out against a bill that would allow them to open their shops and make liquor sales on Thanksgiving, arguing the business wouldn’t be worth the loss of family time.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_28996858/liquor-stores-oppose-bill-allowing-them-open-turkey

 

http://patch.com/massachusetts/wilmington/should-liquor-stores-be-open-thanksgiving-0

SLOVENIA EXPECTS ‘EXCEPTIONAL’ 2015 VINTAGE

Winemakers in the Styria region of Slovenia are expecting this year’s vintage to rival the “exceptional” 2011, according to Slovenian wine producer P&F Wineries.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/slovenia-expects-exceptional-2015-vintage/

WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES WHITE CORN BOURBON

Woodford Reserve has released a limited edition white corn Bourbon that reflects the production processes used by distillers in the mid-1800s.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/woodford-reserve-launches-white-corn-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=543&date=2015-10-21

The Small Details to Look For in a Good Sommelier

Drinking a bottle of wine in a restaurant should be as close to effortless as possible

http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/961267-129/bar-code-the-small-details-to

CENTRAL OTAGO ‘ON SAME JOURNEY AS BURGUNDY’

Central Otago is progressing ever closer towards a Burgundian model of wine production, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/central-otago-on-same-journey-as-burgundy/

Should You Have Wine ? Flowchart…

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WHAT IS MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION, AND WHAT IS IT DOING TO MY WINE?

It also won’t actually ferment your wine a second time. It will, however, reduce the overall acidity and create an impression of smoothness, even butteriness. How? Glad you asked!

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-malolactic-fermentation-and-what-is-it-doing-in-my-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0eaa9fc139-October_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0eaa9fc139-38937345

WINE TRAINING REMAINS AN ‘UNTAPPED MARKET’

Increasing demand for training that strikes a balance between being informative without being too intimidating or “know it all”.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/wine-training-remains-an-untapped-market/

SCOTLAND’S ‘FIRST’ PINOT NOIR SINGLE MALT LAUNCHED

The limited edition Longrow Red Pinot Noir 12-year-old Single Malt Whisky is aged for one year in Pinot Noir barrels shipped over from Valli Vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand. The rest of the whisky’s ageing is done in Bourbon casks.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/springbank-unveils-pinot-noir-barrel-aged-single-malt/

The smartphone effect: An app to help buy your wine

More and more people are looking at more than bottles when choosing wines.

http://www.startribune.com/the-smartphone-effect-an-app-to-help-buy-your-wine/335186801/

Beck’s Beer Fans Could Get $50 Payout

Beer drinkers who’re miffed that Beck’s is actually made in the United States can get a small payout through a class-action settlement approved by a judge

http://wbt.com/becks-beer-fans-could-get-50-payout/

New fall beer flavor is peanut butter

This time of year, a lot of you want pumpkin beers.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/10/21/forget-pumpkin-beer-new-fall-flavor-peanut-butter/1z5QVz1REqCYRITVBNx0KK/story.html

Could Beer Save The Honeybees?

Managed honeybees are still struggling in the United States, both from varroa mites and from other factors that scientists are still working to understand.

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/21/3714501/beer-for-bees/

 

5 PUMPKIN COCKTAILS TO MIX RIGHT NOW

A Pumpkin Shortage? Good Grief!

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-pumpkin-cocktails-to-mix-right-now/

HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS FROM GREY GOOSE VODKA

Designed to be a worthy treat for adults this Halloween – try these sophisticated cocktails from GREY GOOSE vodka.

http://chilledmagazine.com/halloween-cocktails-from-grey-goose-vodka/

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 270 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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October 28th

Quini WineUp-Halloween Wines

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November 3rd

White Oak Winery Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/226052554/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1488&tbl=course

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1486&tbl=course

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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Medway Community Education

Nest Classes Winter 2015/16

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Coming Soon Winter 2015/16

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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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

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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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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!

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Table

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