Liquor Industry News/Links 10-31-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-31-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Happy Halloween

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Don’t Forget Extra Wine Time Tonight!

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Franklin Wine Club 2nd Quini WineUP

Halloween Wines Using Quini App

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Our Blog About Event

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

James Bond Drinks

Headaches From Wine

Halloween Stories

AND MORE!

How to order wine at a restaurant: find the oldest year and an unfamiliar grape

A really good wine buyer or sommelier will almost always have a special wine in their median price range somewhere on the list – here’s how to find it

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/23/how-to-order-wine-at-a-restaurant-bottom-shelf

10 boo-tiful red wines for Halloween

We have many in stock!

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/10/23/10-boo-tiful-red-wines-for-halloween/

Angry Orchard Introduces Special Hard Cider Glass

Angry Orchard Cider announced the release of a special hard cider glass designed specifically for the company’s ciders

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http://www.newschoolbeer.com/2015/10/angry-orchard-introduces-special-hard-cider-glass.html

Doubleback Appoints New Winemaker

Doubleback is proud to announce that Walla Walla native Josh McDaniels will assume the role as Winemaker

http://www.winebusiness.com/people/?go=getPeopleArticle&dataid=159668

What in Earth makes a wine taste ‘minerally’

When wine lovers use words like “minerality,” they mean that a wine’s flavors suggest stones, chalk or something elemental deep within the Earth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/what-in-earth-makes-a-wine-taste-minerally/2015/10/24/a8ff790a-7685-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

Shortlist of Sweet Red Wines To Know

Here is a shortlist of sweet red wines that deserve any drinker’s radar… They also happen to be the perfect wine with chocolate.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/list-of-sweet-red-wines/

Francis Ford Coppola talks film, wine on ‘Today’

In case you missed it, filmaker Francis Ford Coppola took the ‘Today’ show audience inside his Virginia Dare Winery in Geyserville

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/4654657-181/francis-ford-coppola-talks-film

Getting to know the changing face of France’s Roussillon

It is the most southern of France’s southern regions, a small square bordered by Spain to the south, and nestled in between the western coast of the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees mountain range.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/wine-getting-to-know-the-changing-face-of-frances-roussillon

‘3D printer for beer’: PicoBrew unveils new $499 at-home brewing machine

A Seattle startup has developed what it calls a “3D printer for beer” — a device that can be used by just about anyone inside their own home to brew craft beer.

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http://www.geekwire.com/2015/3d-printer-for-beer-picobrew-unveils-new-499-at-home-brewing-machine/

Drinkaware for Education

Drinkaware for Education offers free, curriculum-linked alcohol education resources for students aged 9 to 14. Incorporating discussion-based activities, role plays and scenarios drawn from everyday situations, the resources make it easy to equip students with the information they need to stay safe from alcohol harm.

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https://resources.drinkaware.co.uk/Education

Screaming Eagle Producer Bolsters The Hilt, Its Santa Barbara Label

The Hilt, sister winery to Jonata in Santa Barbara County, plans to launch new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines under the Santa Rita Hills appellation. The first release will be the 2014 vintage, shipping in 2016 and 2017. Armand de Maigret, estate manager for The Hilt and Jonata as well as Screaming Eagle in the Napa Valley, expects the wines to retail at around $45. The Hilt produced about 2,500 cases last year, and this new appellation should add a further 1,000-2,000 cases annually. The Hilt is known for its Vanguard and Old Guard Labels.

Commenting on Santa Barbara’s 2015 harvest, de Maigret said the vineyards suffered a water-deprived campaign that resulted in “very small berries, but very good skins.” He estimates Jonata’s yields this season at about 1.7 tons an acre, down nearly 20% from the 2.1-ton average of previous years.

At Screaming Eagle, about 17% of the crop was lost due to drought, as well as high winds in late May, de Maigret said. But quality was excellent, leaving the estate poised for another great vintage. Harvesting came between August 18 and September 12, mostly missing the intense period of heat around Labor Day. “Screaming Eagle has been phenomenal for the past three vintages, and 2015 will be in that zone of excellence,” de Maigret added. The 2015 vintage, which will ship in spring 2018, will likely fall below Screaming Eagle’s peak of 900 cases in the 2012 vintage.

TOP 10 JAMES BOND DRINKS FACTS

Marking the release of the new James Bond film Spectre, we have compiled a selection of Bond-related boozy facts.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/top-james-bond-drinks-facts-spectre-movie/

TRICK OR TREAT: 6 CANDY COCKTAILS FOR HALLOWEEN

We’re all grownups here, right? But, let’s face it. Every once in awhile, don’t we get a little jealous about all those goodies the kids get while trick or treating? Well, the answer is below.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/trick-or-treat-6-candy-cocktails-for-halloween/

The First App That Can Tell If You’ll Like a Wine – Before You Buy It

A quick snap of a wine label and the Wine Ring app answers the question ‘Will I like It?’

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-first-app-that-can-tell-if-youll-like-a-wine—before-you-buy-it-300166506.html

CHEAT SHEET: LARGE FORMAT WINE BOTTLE NAMES & SIZES

Here’s your guide to large format wine bottles:

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/cheat-sheet-large-format-wine-bottle-names-sizes/

Exploring Touriga Nacional Wine

Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon

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http://winefolly.com/review/exploring-touriga-nacional-wine/

An Introduction to Georgian Wine

Georgia may well be the birthplace of wine. Evidence shows that people living near the Caucasus Mountains have been fermenting grapes into wine for approximately 8,000 years, longer than anywhere else on the planet.

http://dcist.com/2015/10/georgian_wine.php

Overshores Brewing Expands Distribution to Massachusetts

Massachusetts residents now have access to four of Overshores’ signature beers.

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https://www.brewbound.com/news/overshores-brewing-expands-distribution-to-massachusetts

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ NON-ALCHOLIC DISTILLED SPIRIT LAUNCHES

The drink, called Seedlip, is made using six individually distilled barks, spices and citrus peel and takes inspiration from the 1651 book The Art of Distillation, which offered copper-stilled, non-alcoholic remedies.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/worlds-first-non-alcholic-distilled-spirit-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=552&date=2015-10-28

TOP 10 VALUES FOR MONEY VODKAS

Looking across multiple categories, from Standard to Super-Premium, Organic to Smooth, with entrants from producers of all scales, the competition saw a number of vodka brands awarded Master medals for their superior quality.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/top-10-value-for-money-vodkas/?article-source=newsletter&source=552&date=2015-10-28

‘GAME-CHANGING’ WHISKY GLASS SEEKS FUNDING

Launched by US-based global brand design agency Norlan, the namesake Norlan glass will be the first flagship release in a range of products designed to “modernise“ the whisky drinking experience.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/game-changing-whisky-glass-seeks-crowd-funding/?article-source=newsletter&source=552&date=2015-10-28

Sparkling Sangria

Miami-based importer Bodega & Co. is launching a brut sparkling sangria under its Lolea brand in the U.S. market. Retailing at $14.99-$19.49 a 750-ml., Lolea N.3 is a brut-style offering made with white wine, green apple, cinnamon and elderberry flowers, resulting in a tart, slightly sweet flavor profile. Currently rolling out to selected markets, Lolea N.3 is packaged with a swing-top cap and joins the brand’s existing N.1 (red sparkling) and N.2 (white sparkling) expressions in the line.

Why Red Wine Gives Us Headaches (& How to Avoid Them)

Why do some people sometimes get headaches from drinking red wine?

http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/Why-Red-Wine-Gives-Us-Headaches-How-to-Avoid-6593813.php

5 ways drinking beer can boost your performance in the bedroom

Having a couple of brews could be the ticket to living your best sex life. It’s science.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/10/29/5-ways-drinking-beer-can-boost-your-performance-in-bedroom.html

Liquor license suspensions on tap for three Weymouth MA shops for selling to minors

The Board of Licensing Commissioners approved liquor license suspensions of varying lengths to Middle Street Variety, Macy’s Beachway Liquors and Washington Street Liquors Oct. 28 for selling alcohol to an underage customer June 5, according to police.

http://weymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20151029/NEWS/151024968

Is Coffee More Complex Than Wine?

As wine has become more accessible in recent years, coffee has moved further into niche territory. To find out if the once-simple cup of joe has surpassed its vinous sister, Lettie Teague hosted a tasting matchup in Seattle

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/is-coffee-more-complex-than-wine-1446131689

Wine and Junk Food Pairings That Actually Work

Here are 12 kickass junk food wine pairings and why they work so you can make your own.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-and-junk-food-pairings-that-actually-work/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3bcdc9e976-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3bcdc9e976-62472929&mc_cid=3bcdc9e976&mc_eid=d73340fcba

New Bota Box

Delicato Family Vineyards-owned boxed wine brand Bota Box has launched a new dark red blend, Nighthawk Black. A blend of California Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Syrah, Nighthawk Black will be available year-round in the brand’s standard 3-liter package ($22.99) and seasonally in Bota Box’s 500-ml. Tetra Pak format ($5.99). The new entry marks the thirteenth expression in the Bota Box lineup, as well as the brand’s second red blend. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Bota Box has nearly doubled to more than 3 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. since 2011.

TOP SPOOKY SERVES FOR HALLOWEEN 2015

From ghoulish, Ghost-themed drinks to stunningly surreal serves, bars and brands alike are really pushing the boat out with their cocktail creations this Halloween.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/top-spooky-serves-for-halloween-2015/?article-source=newsletter&source=554&date=2015-10-30

Foxboro selectmen mull additional liquor licenses

Will ask the state to authorize the town to issue additional liquor licenses

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/foxboro-selectmen-mull-additional-liquor-licenses/article_6c54fcdc-7de2-11e5-a37a-e79ec297793c.html

Shrewsbury MA wine store owners urge board to keep new retailer out

Asking town to look at ‘PUBLIC NEED” to block Total Wine from coming to town.

Public need is what we tried to bring t the attention in our town of Franklin recently.

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http://www.telegram.com/article/20151027/NEWS/151029202

It’s The Great Pumpkin (Beer), Charlie Brown

While many beer drinkers may think pumpkin brews are a product of the craft movement, the truth is they can be traced to Colonial America.

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http://www.mcall.com/features/indulge/mc-indulge-it-s-the-great-pumpkin-beer-charlie-brown-story.html

7 BOOZE-THEMED LAST-MINUTE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Wanted to expand your booze-costume related options

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-more-last-minute-halloween-costumes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7419a56a36-October_30_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7419a56a36-38937345

JOHN LEGEND LAUNCHES OWN NAPA WINE BRAND

Soul singer John Legend has launched his own brand of Napa wine, it has emerged.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/john-legend-launches-own-napa-wine-brand/

 

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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.

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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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