Liquor Industry News/Links 02-06-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-06-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Vinitas Wineworks Partners With Us!

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We are happy to partner with Kim Simone.

Vinitas Wine Works Release:

I’m very pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Franklin Wine Club, I am now an official education provider for the Wine Scholar Guild (formerly the French Wine Society.) I will be teaching the French Wine Scholar program for the Greater Providence/Worcester/Southern MA region in Franklin for wine professionals and intermediate wine enthusiasts starting this Fall. So excited for this international recognition!

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Happy Big Game Weekend!

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2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

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Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When To Decant Wine

Wine Is Radioactive??

Don’t Drink If You’re Not On Birth Control?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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Your Favorite Beer and Wine Brands May Soon Be Hidden at the Supermarket

If your drink of choice hails from a craft beer label or a small vineyard, you might soon have trouble finding it at the supermarket.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

http://time.com/money/4199609/beers-wine-supermarket-kroger/

How to be fine at wine

“Get to know your local independent wine retailer (most have much better quality wines than supermarkets do). Tell them which wines you have liked so far and ask them to recommend alternatives.”

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6fbb2e36-c483-11e5-b3b1-7b2481276e45.html

Everything You Need To Know about Puglia in 600 Words

In this quick read, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the wine region

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-puglia-in-600-words

For Beer at Super Bowl, Color of the Competition Is Red and White

Beer and football may go together like wine and cheese. But lately more and more people seem be favoring a Bordeaux over a Bud Light.

Wine has made inroads into football stadiums and living rooms across the United States on Sundays.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/sports/football/for-the-super-bowl-wine-enthusiasts-more-than-hold-their-own.html?_r=0

When to decant a wine and how to do it

With a little help from Joe Valore, from Sydney restaurants Bodega and Porteno, they explain when and how best to decant wine.

http://www.businessinsider.com/video-when-to-decant-a-wine-and-how-to-do-it-2016-1

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR 11 HEARTY STEWS

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TOP ADVANCES IN WINE TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO US

There are certain aspects of the winemaking process that are out of anyone’s control.

http://www.palatexposure.com/top-10-lists/wine-technology/

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Sulfur, for Better and for Worse: A Look at the Effects of Sulfite Additions in Wine

Is sulfur in wine evil? Dangerous for human health? Should it be avoided altogether? For a rather common antioxidant and sterilizing agent, sulfites sure generate an incredible amount of attention and worries.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/02/sulfur-for-better-and-for-worse-a-look-at-the-effects-of-sulfite-additions-in-wine/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=4aa2d33399-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-4aa2d33399-299904425

Ageing wine critics

It’s a question from wine novices that comes up repeatedly. Just how do we know how long to age our wine critics? Furthermore, how can we tell which wine critics will age well, and which will fall apart? Are there any guidelines?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1610

Martha Stewart’s Wine Cellar is a Disaster

She may be the queen of organization, but Martha Stewart really needs some help when it comes to the wine cellar for her Winter House.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2016/01/martha_stewarts_wine_cellar_is.html

The 7 mistakes you’re making with your daily glass of wine

One of the greatest treats at the end of a long day is a glass of wine.

http://www.coravin.com/blog/7mistakes/

Something to wine about: How to cut your wine budget without sacrificing quality

The New Year has arrived and many have one resolution in common: Saving money.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/cut-wine-budget-sacrificing-quality-article-1.2517666

What should be the California state wine?

The principal reasons why zinfandel should be California’s official state wine:

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http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article57751398.html#storylink=cpy

MALIBU INTRODUCES PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

The brand suggest serving the new expression in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/malibu-introduces-pineapple-upside-down-cake/?article-source=newsletter&source=617&date=2016-02-03

Rombauer introduces its first Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards marks an exciting milestone in its 35-year history with the first national release of its Sauvignon Blanc in February. It’s the first new varietal harvested by the family-owned winery in more than 20 years and the first white wine since the production of Chardonnay began in 1982

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=164200

TOP 10 BEST VALUE FOR MONEY TEQUILAS

The Spirits Business held its annual Tequila Masters, where an experienced panel of judges uncovered and recognized some of the category’s best expressions available on the global market.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-best-value-for-money-tequilas/?article-source=newsletter&source=618&date=2016-02-04

NFL legends tackle wine country for second careers

Football has long been more associated with beer and hot dogs than vintage vinos and fine dining, but that has changed at this year’s Super Bowl.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/02/03/super-bowl-50-napa-valley-wine-country-charles-woodson/79785884/

Here’s Why Every Glass Of Wine You Drink Is Radioactive — Yes, Really

How can you tell the difference between natural alcohol and alcohol made from petroleum?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/02/02/heres-why-every-glass-of-wine-you-drink-is-radioactive-yes-really/#7dfb43c21841

Our Friends At Quini Newsletter

Franklin Wine Club Mentioned

Our friends at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts and Lucile’s Quini WineUp group in Vancouver are the front runners for snapping up our VIP wine tour grand prize. They have been having great fun tasting wine using Quini, each with an ever growing member base. It is awesome to watch them help people discover their personal wine taste profile, and we are excited to see how much bigger their groups get in February.

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/C713DE1ABEE5961E/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

DON’T DRINK IF YOU’RE NOT ON BIRTH CONTROL, WOMEN TOLD

The Centers for Disease Control, a US government health body, has said that 3.3 million sexually active women who aren’t on birth control should completely refrain from drinking.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/dont-drink-if-youre-not-on-birth-control-women-told/

NESTLÉ LAUNCHES SAKE-INFUSED KIT KAT

Nestlé Japan has launched its latest marketing gimmick aimed at tourists – a sake-infused Kit Kat with an ABV of 0.8%.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/nestle-launches-sake-infused-kit-kat/

Wicked Weed Brewing Expands Distribution To Boston Area

Wicked Weed Brewing is poised to open distribution focused on the greater Boston area of Massachusetts this week.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/wicked-weed-brewing-expands-distribution-boston-area/

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

The celebrated director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. But even as he revels in his latest gem—the Palazzo Margherita, in his grandfather’s Italian birthplace—the filmmaker in him is still at work on a daringly innovative project.

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http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/02/francis-ford-coppola-italy-wine-and-the-secret-of-life

Prosecco DOC Launches dot-WINE & dot-VIN Domain Names

The Prosecco DOC Consortium announces the launch of two new domain names, Prosecco.WINE and Prosecco.VIN. As one of the first wine consortia to adopt the new .WINE & .VIN domain names, Prosecco DOC joins an elite group of companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Barclays that have employed not-com names in the past year.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13197940.htm

3 Styles of Chardonnay Wine and How to Find Them

If you’re just getting started with Chardonnay, here’s what you need to know to be Chardonnay smart.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/3-styles-of-chardonnay-wine-and-how-to-find-them/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Decoding French Wine Labels and Terms

Learn useful information about French wine (by looking at the label) to find out what the wine is made of and what quality level it is.

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http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-labels-and-terms/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Prosecco

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28038

Alcohol Consumption By Gender

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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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

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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  

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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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