Liquor Industry News/Links 12-12-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-12-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club Holiday Party

Davio’s Wine Dinner

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Blog Of Event:

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/franklin-wine-club-holiday-party-at-davios-foxborough/

 

Wineries tapping new license for direct shipments to Massachusetts

Mark Interviewed In This Article!

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http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20151202/NEWS/151208992

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Acidity In Wine

Recycled Wine Gift Ideas

AND MORE!

15 Reasons Why Guinness is Ireland’s Greatest Beer

Bone up on why “The Black Stuff” is the most awesome stout ever poured.

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http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/food-drink/article/15-reasons-why-guinness-irelands-greatest-beer-2015-12

Learn How to Read a Wine Bottle From An Expert Sommelier

Nail your next wine store visit

http://www.gq.com/story/how-to-read-a-wine-bottle-expert-sommelier

5 great after-dinner wines if you want to drink your dessert

As an alternative, how about a dessert wine that you can sip on its own as dessert — or pair with something that’s not quite so sugary?

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http://www.latimes.com/food/drinks/la-fo-dessert-wine-20151205-story.html

‘Huge’ Outbreak of Pierce’s Disease

Mild weather could be contributing factor in Napa and Sonoma counties

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=161735

WINTER WARMER AND HOLIDAY ALE

Brewed to match the rich, sweet and fragrant cuisine of the holidays, winter warmers and spiced holiday ales are stout enough to warm the soul and savory enough to abide the hearty fare

http://allaboutbeer.com/article/winter-warmer-and-holiday-ale/

BOOZE THEMED CHRISTMAS SWEATERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY

Looking to destroy the competition at your office party? Outfit yourself in one of these spiked sweaters.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/booze-themed-christmas-sweaters-you-need-for-your-holiday-party/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da34dc72bf-December_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da34dc72bf-38937345

COMPARING FRANCE’S 10 LARGEST CHAMPAGNE HOUSES

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5 Wine Myths that should be put to Rest

With all the mystery, confusion, and ritual surrounding wine, it’s no surprise that wine myths are so prevalent

http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/5-Wine-Myths-That-Should-be-Put-to-Rest-6672750.php

Getting to know Greek wines: Santorini and the grape assyrtiko

Santorini is famous for its sunsets but it is also known for its wine.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/getting-to-know-greek-wines-santorini-and-the-grape-assyrtiko/article_ca70a519-5fc9-562a-a9f4-bb65c14e0a2d.html

This Wine Dispensing Stocking Is the Only Christmas Gift You Need

You can forget about Christmas shopping because there’s only one gift your loved ones will want this year. It’s called Santa’s Flask, and it’s basically a more durable Franzia bag adorably shaped like a stocking for maximum consumption and holiday cheer.

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http://observer.com/2015/12/this-wine-dispensing-stocking-is-the-only-christmas-gift-you-need/

Explains Why ‘Grandma Got Run Over’

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Liquor license transfer in Colony Place denied by Plymouth MA selectmen

Walmart And Yankee Spirits Both Rejected License At Location Based On “Public Need”

“I held up a map that clearly showed all of the licenses in close proximity to that location,” Malaguti said. “As I referenced that map I stated that I was basing my decision on public need and proximity to other package stores.”

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20151205/NEWS/151207783

16 Recycled Wine Gift Ideas (for the wine lovers on your list)

There are some insanely talented artisans and craftspeople on Etsy who are making some fantastic recycled wine things.

https://armchairsommelier.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/16-recycled-wine-gift-ideas-for-the-wine-lovers-on-your-list/

Town could mandate seminar for Yarmouth MA liquor licensees

One representative per business would be sufficient to increase compliance, Magnuson said. “I just want to have one person who’s got responsibility for the license to get the information.”

http://yarmouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20151207/NEWS/151207725

TREASURY TO INTRODUCE CALORIE LABELLING

Treasury Wine Estates has become the first major wine producer to commit to including calorie information on all of its wines.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/treasury-to-introduce-calorie-labelling/

CHAMPAGNE BASKETS – HOW THEY’RE MADE

Ever wondered how Champagne baskets are made? Watch the whole process here!

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/champagne-baskets-how-its-made/

What’s your beer age?

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MA Gov. Baker wants to give cities control over liquor licenses

Among the skeptics are some current liquor license holders, who have argued that a flood of additional licenses could threaten their businesses.

http://www.wcvb.com/news/gov-baker-wants-to-give-cities-control-over-liquor-licenses/36843800

Sip like a pro with new wine app

The Vinous app allows wine fiends to purchase picks they’ve researched on the app by linking directly to Wine Searcher’s database

http://nypost.com/2015/12/08/sip-like-a-pro-with-new-wine-app/

The basics of wine aromas and bouquets

One of things that is great to know is how to taste the wine of your choice properly. This is a goal that when you start to drink wine, it should be a task that advances throughout your whole life.

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http://www.examiner.com/article/the-basics-of-wine-aromas-and-bouquets

World cheese and wine pairings

Want to be a food connoisseur of the world? Cheese and wine knowledge can take you pretty far. Just use this handy infographics to make a pairing that gets noticed.

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http://mytoba.ca/life/66868/

NAPA RECEIVES CERTIFICATION MARK

The Napa Valley has received a ‘Certification Mark’ from the US Patent and Trademark Office – the first of its kind for a winemaking region in the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/napa-receives-certification-mark/

Top 100 Most Influential Wine Blogs of 2015

These individuals have mastered a process of spreading influence among enough outlets, including on their own websites and on various social media channels, to receive this award and ranking for which they should be very proud

http://www.exelwines.co.uk/news/top-100-most-influential-wine-blogs-of-2015/#

Japanese Whiskey Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named Hibiki Japanese Harmony as its Japanese Whiskey of the Year. Part of the Beam Suntory portfolio, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is 43% abv and retails at $65 a bottle. Whisky Advocate is announcing its annual award winners one day at a time on its blog, culminating with the naming of a Lifetime Achievement honoree on December 15 and the Distiller of the Year announcement on December 16.

Your guide to Northwest sparkling wine scene

We will take a day-by-day look at each of the four Northwest wine regions and their respective sparkling wines.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/12/07/sparkling-wine-part-1/

Infographics & Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most famous white grape variety in the world producing one of the most popular style of fragrant white wine.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/12/10/infographics-guide-to-sauvignon-blanc-wine-grape-variety/

Beer Pairings: What to Drink With Indian Food, Cajun Cuisine, Italian Red Sauces, and More

Turns out, beer is more versatile than we might imagine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2015/12/09/the-basics-of-beer-pairings-2016/

6 Reasons Why the Future of Wine is Looking Bright

Climate change could spell trouble, but the best vintages may lie ahead.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/6-reasons-why-the-future-of-wine-is-looking-bright-1449678164

Not So Sweet: Hard Sodas Make Cider Makers Wary

Hard cider has always faced an uphill battle for attention, one that has required entrepreneurs in the space to convince both consumers and retailers that fermented apples should be on the menu.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/not-so-sweet-hard-sodas-make-cider-makers-wary?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=1282ef51e4-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-1282ef51e4-168690473

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

Here are the 9 most common.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-9-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e429a57af-December_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e429a57af-38937345

GALLO SURVEY FINDS THAT TODAY’S WINE DRINKERS ARE DIVERSE WITH AN APPRECIATION OF NEW OFFERINGS FOR MORE OCCASIONS

The 2015 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey, commissioned by E. & J. Gallo Winery, found that 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now believe that wine is appropriate for casual and formal settings alike. The survey of 1,000 frequent wine drinkers between the ages of 21 and 64 is a follow-up to the 2014 survey of the same name, which aims to capture the current state of American wine drinking attitudes and behaviors.

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http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7693851-e-j-gallo-wine-trends-survey-2015/

Understanding Acidity in Wine

What is acidity in wine and how does one taste it?

http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-acidity-in-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d2aca5df48-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d2aca5df48-62472929&mc_cid=d2aca5df48&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Maine Distilleries News

Classic Imports, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based distributor Martignetti Companies, is set to add the brands of Maine Distilleries to its portfolio. The 10-year deal will see Classic Imports distribute the distiller’s Cold River Vodka, Blueberry Vodka and Gin, which are created from potatoes grown at Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, Maine and triple-distilled in a copper pot still. The Maine Distilleries lineup will be available nationally, with the Cold River vodkas retailing at $34.99 and Cold River Gin at $27.99.

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Tri-County Adult Education  

Coming Soon Winter 2015/16

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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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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

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