Liquor Industry News/Links 12-26-15

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-26-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Looking Back At 2015

Hoping You Enjoyed Your Holidays

Another Year Has Passed

2016 Will Mark Our 38th Year In Business

2015 We Faced New Challenges But Our Family Will

Work Hard To Focus On Service And Wine Education.

Thank You For Supporting Us And For Shopping Small

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From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Buy Sparkling Like A Pro

Drones In Winemaking

2016 Drink Trends

AND MORE!

Bud Light debuts can redesign to appeal to modern beer drinkers

Bud Light is getting a makeover in 2016.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/12/18/bud-light-debuts-can-redesign-to-appeal-to-modern-beer-drinkers/

Pyramid scheme for wine? Collectors cry foul

The business of investing in wine futures has always been risky. But now, customers of a large California seller are wondering whether they’re victims of an even bigger risk: A pyramid scheme.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/18/pyramid-scheme-for-wine-collectors-cry-foul.html

THE EXPERT’S GUIDE FOR PAIRING CHINESE TAKEOUT WITH WINE

Chinese food around the holidays is an American tradition.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/expert-guide-pairing-chinese-takeout-with-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cf484c5e8-December_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cf484c5e8-38937345

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE WINES OF THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Can you feel it? The Force is awakening

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/your-official-guide-to-the-wines-of-the-star-wars-universe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cf484c5e8-December_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cf484c5e8-38937345

 

Underage alcohol readily available, but teens are backing away from it, see binge risk

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5 reasons to try Turkish wine

Turkish wine is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., and in 2016, you’ll be seeing more of it in your favorite restaurants and wine shops.

http://wtop.com/food/2015/12/5-reasons-to-try-turkish-wine/

HOW OXYGEN HELPS & HARMS YOUR WINE

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Decant Vs Aerate

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Abita Brewing Releases Bayou Bootlegger Hard Root Beer

Abita Brewing Company has released an alcoholic version of their famous root beer, the first product in its line of ‘Bayou Bootlegger’ hard sodas.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/abita-brewing-releases-bayou-bootlegger-hard-root-beer/

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF NITROGEN-CARBONATED CANNED BEER

The 16-oz can presents the ability to experience silky, smooth nitrogen-charged beer outside of the pub, even taking that experience to the great outdoors.

http://allaboutbeer.com/news/breckenridge-brewery-nitrogen-carbonated-canned-beer/

Larger Wine Glasses Encourage More Drinking, Study Finds

University of Cambridge researchers found that wine sales were 9% higher when larger glasses were used

http://www.wsj.com/articles/larger-wine-glasses-encourage-more-drinking-study-finds-1450696305

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

Whether you need red, white, or sparkling, critic Elin McCoy has a bottle for you on this list of the best reasonably priced wines she tasted this year

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-21/the-50-best-wines-under-50

Question to Legalize Marijuana Advances In MA

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol took another step forward by gathering almost 71,000 signatures.  The Secretary of State’s office verified that only 64,000 signatures were necessary. This question was one of seven ballot initiatives that received enough signatures to move on to the next phase.  A second recreational marijuana question filed by Baystate Repeal, did not gather enough signatures to move forward.

What happens next?  The Massachusetts Legislature has until May 3, 2016 to act on this question. If our Legislators enact a bill by May 3rd the question will no longer appear on the November ballot.  If they choose not to enact a bill, the Campaign will have until July to gather an additional 10,000 signatures.

Infographics & Guide to Pinot Noir Wine Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is certainly one of the most famous red grape varieties in the world, giving birth to many of the world’s most expensive wines.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/12/22/infographics-guide-to-pinot-noir-wine-grape-variety/

Wine Premiumization Trend Builds Through Thanksgiving

The latest off-premise report from Nielsen indicates that the premium wine segment continues to perform well with consumers trading up for the holidays compared to last year.

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Sake 101

SakeOne have a great primer for understanding the fundamentals. What’s the difference between Nigori and Junmai? What temperature(s) should Sake be served at?

http://sakeone.com/trade/trade-resources.html

It’s crazy what wine DOESN’T spend on advertising!

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THE TEQUILA BRANDS TO WATCH IN 2016

Tequila is fast becoming the hip spirit among millennial cocktail lovers, but which brands are poised for success in the coming 12 months?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/the-tequila-brands-to-watch-in-2016/?article-source=newsletter&source=592&date=2015-12-22

The Bourbon Barrel Craze Arrives in Wine

Fetzer Wines is pushing the experimentation further, and recently launched “1,000 Stories” Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/12/the-bourbon-barrel-craze-arrives-in-wine/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=a961711f00-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-a961711f00-299904425

2016 DRINKS TRENDS

British drinks distributor Matthew Clark has revealed what it predicts will be the six most notable drink trends of 2016.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/matthew-clark-predicts-2016-drinks-trends/

Should you decant your Champagne?

The idea has been circulating the on-trade, especially in France, for many years.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=27807

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Champagne From A ‘Coupe’ Glass (And Other Toasting Tips)

First thing’s first. Forgo those fancy retro glasses and use a standard champagne glass, instead.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/12/21/coupe-champagne-glass_n_8857308.html

JACK DANIEL’S AND SAZERAC SETTLE LAWSUIT

Sazerac Brands LLC told a Kentucky federal court it was voluntarily dismissing its lawsuit alleging Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. was violating the Lanham Act through the use of ‘Fireball’ in its marketing for Tennessee Fire.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/jack-daniels-settles-cinnamon-whisky-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=593&date=2015-12-23

ALCOHOL VOTED ‘WORST’ CHRISTMAS GIFT

The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore “general sentiment and shopping behaviors” for the 2015 winter holiday season.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/alcohol-voted-worst-christmas-gift/?article-source=newsletter&source=593&date=2015-12-23

No Chemicals: This Is the Most Natural Wine You Can Drink

Nowadays, natural wines are all the rage in such culinary capitals as Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York.

http://www.vogue.com/13381514/natural-organic-biodynamic-wine-best-bottles/

Using Drones in Wine Making (Video)

Evaluating the potential applications of drones in wine making

http://waypoint.sensefly.com/using-drones-in-wine-making-video/

Quini Swirl

Our friends at Quini mention Franklin Liquors in recent newsletter!

http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/55B5ABA26907F52C/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Massachusetts’s First Annual Direct Wine Shipping Report

Massachusetts joined the ranks of direct to consumer (DtC) states at the beginning of 2015. Now that a year has passed, wineries will soon have to file an annual shipping report for their DtC sales in the state

http://www.shipcompliant.com/blog/2015/12/22/massachusettss-first-annual-direct-wine-shipping-report/

THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A CHAMPAGNE TOWER

There is absolutely nothing more celebratory than serving Champagne from a Champagne tower

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-step-by-step-guide-to-building-a-champagne-tower/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b9391e201-December_23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b9391e201-38937345

Diabetics Don’t Have to Shy Away from Wine

Yet another study confirms that a glass of wine with dinner has its advantages, but clinical trials suggest those health benefits also extend to people with type 2 diabetes.

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/diabetics-dont-have-to-shy-away-from-wine-122315

2015: THE YEAR IN BEER

The review of a remarkable year.

http://allaboutbeer.com/2015-the-year-in-beer/

How to Buy Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

Champagne isn’t the only game in town. In fact, with a little intel, you can find a bottle of bubbly that’s much cheaper than Champagne, but is just as bubbly.

http://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/how-to-buy-sparkling-wine-champagne-article

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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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

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Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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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Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

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http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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