Liquor Industry News/Links 11-21-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-21-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

New Partnership With Sugar Shoppe

Sugar Shoppe

We Are Proud To Partner With Courtney Nappa And The Sugar Shoppe. Look For Upcoming Wine And Candy Tasting Events!

 

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

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Here Is Our Thanksgiving Newsletter

Wine Recommendations

Food Pairings

Sale Items And More!

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

This Week The Wine Spectator Released Its Top Wines Of The Year

We Have A Few In Stock!

Have A Safe And Happy Thanksgiving!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Rules Of Wine

Most Searched Wines By State

AND MORE!

 

THE 12 WEIRDEST WINE SMELLS EVER

What’s the weirdest smell you’ve ever detected when you were nosing a glass of vino?

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/weirdest-wine-smells-ever

Beer cooperative proposed in Pawtucket RI

Isle Brewers Guild calls itself a “partner brewery.” The cooperative is two years in the making.

http://turnto10.com/news/local/beer-cooperative-proposed-in-pawtucket

Guy Fieri’s Big Gulp

The Cabernet blend is not called KICKIN’ KAB.

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http://www.gq.com/story/guy-fieri-wine

Wine training for staff leads to increased profits

The path to success for any wine programme is through thoughtful, dedicated, and focused staff training.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/food/Wine-training-for-staff-leads-to-increased-profits_19237786

Aglianico: The Barolo of the South

Aglianico, a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, is often considered the “Barolo of the South.”

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/aglianico-the-barolo-of-the-south/article_bae532d4-0461-5e49-a6c1-04b037cc4499.html

WHAT IS RIPASSO?

The story of Ripasso is the story of Amarone, which is the story of Recioto, which is also the story of Valpolicella,

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-ripasso/

VOUVRAY, A VERSATILE WINE WORTHY OF ATTENTION

Vouvray, the largest and most important white wine district in Touraine’s sub-region, is located along the right bank of the Loire River in France

https://grapecollective.com/articles/vouvray-a-versatile-wine-worthy-of-attention

Explore Sonoma County on a California Wines Road Trip

Wine Institute is helping visitors by turning the spotlight on a different region each month, highlighting where to sip, eat, drink and play.

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http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/11122015

Red blends are blowing the doors off wine sales! How big is it?

Reeeealy BIG!

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Horizon Beverage Daily

Industry newsletter by our friends at Horizon Beverage

http://paper.li/e-1439224094

Constellation Brands to buy craft beer brewer Ballast Point

Constellation Brands Inc said it will buy Sculpin IPA-owner Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for about $1 billion to enter the fast-growing craft beer market, in what will be its biggest acquisition since 2012.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/us-ballastpoint-m-a-constellation-br-idUSKCN0T51KW20151116#U1LFobacvp0fO1od.97

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Champagne

Here are 10 surprising facts about the mysterious, bubbly drink produced in France’s most varied, yet incredibly small wine region, Champagne:

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http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/10-Things-You-Probably-Didn-t-Know-About-Champagne-6630154.php

10 Things We Don’t Know About Screaming Eagle

Every wine lover knows the cult Cabernet, but W. Blake Gray still wants answers.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/11/10-things-we-don-t-know-about-screaming-eagle

Want to Buy a Winery? Zaca Mesa For Sale for $32 Million

Longtime owners list iconic 750-acre operation that was first to plant syrah grapes in Santa Ynez Valley

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/want_to_buy_a_winery_zaca_mesa_for_sale_for_32_million_20151115

Magic Hat Holiday Beer

Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing has re-launched its limited edition holiday brew Feast of Fools. A raspberry stout featuring notes of cocoa and dark chocolate, Feast of Fools will be available in 22-ounce bottles, as well as on draft at select accounts across the U.S. for the first time this year. The holiday entry will be joined by Magic Hat’s returning Vinyl entry, which is billed as an amber-hued lager, and Winter Mingle, a new seasonal stout featuring notes of vanilla. Both Vinyl and Winter Mingle will be available in 12-pack and 24-pack formats of Magic Hat’s Winterland variety pack, available at select grocery stores nationwide.

2015 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

Here you’ll find every Top 100 list from 2015 back to the debut year, 1988.

We Have A few in stock!

http://2015.top100.winespectator.com/lists/

10 Fascinating Facts About Beaujolais Nouveau Every Wine Lover Should Know

A Thanksgiving tradition

http://www.intowine.com/beaujolaisnouveaufacts.html

How To Pair Food & Beer, An Essential Guide For Every Twentysomething

Beer is extremely food friendly (as well as cost effective), the many flavors and varieties lending themselves to harmonious pairings.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/124156-how-to-pair-food-beer-an-essential-guide-for-every-twentysomething

How to Keep Your Lipstick Off Your Wine Glass

Very simple solution

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http://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-keep-your-lipstick-on-your-lips-and-off-your-win-1742463610

WHISKY VOLUMES TO OVERTAKE VODKA BY 2020

Global spirits consumption is set to surpass 3.2 billion cases by 2020, with whisky volumes predicted to overtake vodka, new data has revealed.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/whisky-volumes-to-overtake-vodka-by-2020/?article-source=newsletter&source=566&date=2015-11-17

DIAGEO CREATES ‘EXPERIMENTAL’ CRAFT WHISKY ARM

The project forms part of Diageo’s newly unveiled strategy to target growth in the Scotch whisky segment and combat the challenge posed by innovative American and New World whiskies.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/diageo-creates-experimental-craft-whisky-arm/?article-source=newsletter&source=566&date=2015-11-17

NEW DEVICE ‘SPEEDS UP WINE AGEING’

As reported by Stuff.co.nz, inventors of the handheld gadget hope to “revolutionise” the wine industry but cutting down two years of ageing to six months through micro-oxygenation.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/11/device-to-speed-up-wines-ageing-process-invented/

Grape seed color not helpful in assessing wine tannins

Washington State University have determined that seed colors don’t have the long-held impact, contrary to wine mythology.

https://news.wsu.edu/2015/11/16/grape-seed-color-not-helpful-in-assessing-wine-tannins/#.VktLJ9ZZFBR

Champagne adopts methods to defend the fizz from climate change

A major change is the switch from chemical fertilizers to a more eco-friendly organic version

http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/16/champagne-adopts-methods-to-defend-the-fizz-from-climate-change/

Pepsi, Coke & bottled water offer some sobering perspective for wine, beer, and spirits

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The Economics of Running A Liquor Store

Passion is exactly what’s needed to leave a life of recurring paychecks and turn to face an arduous, entrepreneur path complete with razor-thin profit margins and grim statistics.

https://www.fundera.com/blog/2015/11/17/the-economics-of-running-a-liquor-store/

How many glasses of wine does it take to ruin your diet? Experts weigh in

With all the holiday parties on the agenda this time of year, you may be wondering how to balance your healthy lifestyle, stay fit and still have fun.

http://www.today.com/health/how-many-glasses-wine-does-it-take-ruin-your-diet-t56351

Herb and Spice Pairings with Wine

More often than not, it’s the herbs and spices in a dish that makes a wine pairing taste so good.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/herb-and-spice-pairings-with-wine/

The Most Searched Wines in Every State

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The best beers and wines to pair with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes

Thanksgiving is a day when no indulgence should be denied, so we present fool-proof wine and beer pairings for four common Thanksgiving dishes.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2015/11/18/the-best-beers-and-wines-to-pair-with-common-thanskgiving-dishes/

Drinking red wine at room temperature? You’re doing it all wrong, apparently

Australian winemaker claims the best temperature to drink shiraz, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon is lower than the average in most homes during summer

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/19/drinking-red-wine-at-room-temperature-youre-doing-it-all-wrong-apparently

Sheriff weighs in on Shrewsbury MA liquor license transfer

Selectmen, at their meeting last week, voted unanimously to grant the license(total wine) transfer despite a letter from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis advising them of “several studies that have shown a correlation between increased crime rates and a saturation of liquor outlets in a particular area.”

http://www.telegram.com/article/20151118/NEWS/151119147

Whiskey is being made from Sam Adams beer

Boston Harbor Distillery, is now part of a movement trying to do for craft spirits what Samuel Adams did all those years ago for beer.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/11/18/bottles/EDBDKXJ5exNFXCkxvpifNK/story.html

New England Wineries to Know

Where to go wine tasting in New England.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/11/13/9725934/new-england-best-wine-drink

Deconstructing a Wine Dinner From Starters to Dessert

Nearly all wine dinners follow a similar format starting with lighter, more delicately flavored wines (and food) and ending with bolder, more intense wines.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-dinner-from-starters-to-dessert/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e812607621-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e812607621-62472929&mc_cid=e812607621&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Coming Soon: Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale

Illinois-based Small Town Brewery is following up on its fast-growing Not Your Father’s Root Beer brand with a national launch of Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, a 5.9% abv ginger ale. The new entry is a “gruit-inspired botanical beer brewed with ginger,” according to Small Town, which is rolling the product out to about 40 states next week through distributor Pabst Brewing, with nationwide coverage expected by February. Gruit (German for “herbs”) beers are bittered and flavored with roots, spices, flowers and berries rather than hops. The company recommends that Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale—packaged in six-packs of bottles and cans ($10.99)—be served chilled over ice or in ginger cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Dark & Stormy.

DIAGEO ADMITS SMIRNOFF VODKA ‘GOT LAZY’

Smirnoff vodka “got lazy” and made the mistake of releasing a plethora of flavours that were “almost all the same” in recent years, the brand’s director has admitted.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/diageo-admits-smirnoff-vodka-got-lazy/?article-source=newsletter&source=567&date=2015-11-18

Montefalco Rosso: The Wine Italians Love To Drink

Montefalco Rosso is a blend, subject to percentage requirements, of Sangiovese and Sagrantino

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/11/19/montefalco-rosso-the-wine-italians-love-to-drink/

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

If you remember only one thing from this story, make it this: Find a good wine store. We’re talking about a small, focused shop with a staff who has probably tasted most of what they’re selling and who genuinely want you to find something great

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/new-rules-of-wine

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LIQUOR STORES EXPANDS INTO NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, AND MASSACHUSETTS VIA ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT

The Company also announces that it has entered into commitments to open two new large-format stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, both of which represent new markets for Liquor Stores.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/liquor-stores-expands-jersey-connecticut-131253601.html

AMERICA’S 11 FAVORITE THANKSGIVING PIES PAIRED WITH WINE

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

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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

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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www.vinobly.com

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http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

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