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Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Wine In Films Quiz
What Goes With Craft Beer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Eating With Craft Beer
It’s absolutely possible to enjoy a pint without worrying about pairing it with the “right” food or serving it in the “right” glass. As long as you’re enjoying yourself.
Dogfish Head News
Delaware’s Dogfish Head has detailed plans to release six new entries and bring back six returning favorites in the coming year. Among the newcomers are Flesh & Blood and Romantic Chemistry (a spring seasonal), both billed as fruit-forward IPAs; Belgian-style Tripel Beer To Drink Music To; herb-infused saison Bière de Provence; Seaquenchale, a hybrid of the Kolsch, Berliner Weisse and Gose styles; and Beer for Breakfast, a winter seasonal brewed with Delaware scrapple. Returning Dogfish entries for 2016 will include Squall IPA, beer-wine hybrid Red & White, 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo and World Wide Stout. Concurrently, Dogfish Head will also be removing its Sixty-One and Tweason’ale labels from its 2016 year-round lineup.
EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT VERMOUTH IS WRONG
Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine. Basically: wine spiked with brandy, infused with herbs and spices, and sweetened
5 new brews to welcome in 2016
It’s perfect time to look at some new beers – albeit ones from 2015.
The U.S. Wine Market Is The Goal Post
Even though it has fallen off over the past few years, growth in American wine consumption has been ongoing for 22 consecutive years.
What to Give a Wine Retailer? The Good Stuff
Merchants weigh in on which vintages they would want—and which they wouldn’t
Forget Coffee! Barnes & Noble Is Testing Selling Beer & Wine In Stores
Find Out Where You Can Get Boozy With Your Books!
Wine in films quiz
Do you think you know the wine Hannibal Lector drinks or the wine Princess Leia throws in Han Solo’s face? Take Decanter’s wine in films quiz and find out how much of a wine film buff you really are.
Hard soda wars about to foam over
Consumers are shunning carbonated soft drinks, but the hard soda category has plenty of fizz.
The hottest food trends in 2016 according to Whole Foods
Americans are looking for more convenient ways to drink wine
BUT Canned wines???
Spanish wine that’s inexpensive, delicious
What you get from Navarra is a variety of solid wines at a lower cost than the wines from more-famous Spanish locales. You like lower costs, right?
Prescribing Red Wine: An Rx for the End of Life
The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in France offers a wine bar to palliative care patients and families “to help them relax and speak freely…in an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure.
Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim
Winemakers willfully mislead consumers by changing the percentage of alcohol on bottle labels
Pinocchio Barrique Wine Aging Bottle
This small wine barrel is shaped like a bottle and is designed to hold and age a bottle of wine using natural processes
A new generation of neighbors for R.I.’s Narragansett Beer
Ten years into its revival, the iconic brewery is hotter and hipper than ever, far beyond the Ocean State.
PUGLIA: ITALY’S VALUE WINE REGION
Puglia, in the south of Italy, is an area of great beauty that is better known for its fantastic food culture than its wines.
Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016
English bubbly to over-the-top wine tours and celebrity brands, Pursuits’ critic Elin McCoy uncorks her predictions for the year to come.
HOW DID THESE SPIRITS BRANDS PERFORM IN 2015?
Economic, political and cultural influences steered the course of the spirits world this year, but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2015 realised?
Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers
The Golden Age of Sommeliers might be over soon
Video Watch Concrete Wine Tanks Be Made
Sonoma Cast Stone has been designing and manufacturing concrete fixtures in the California Wine Country for 20 years, and their concrete wine tanks were designed in consultation with the winemakers of the region with the expressed purpose was to make the world’s greatest wines.
Fans are going crazy for this Quidditch-themed Harry Potter beer pong game
Harry Potter fans are going to want to crack open a few butterbeers and grab some ping pong balls — this Quidditch Pong set looks totally awesome.
7 of the biggest myths about beer debunked
The drink is also commonly misunderstood.
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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.
Medway Community Education
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
Tri-County Adult Education
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.
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!
Vinitas WineWorks, LLC
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.
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