Liquor Industry News/Links 02-13-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-13-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Valentine’s Weekend!

Our Gift Ideas

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Franklin Wine Club

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting!

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February 25th 7pm

It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

$15 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

 

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

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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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s in your wine??

Secret Society For Wine Snobs

Town Of Plymouth Takes Stand

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Wine News

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Novelty Upside Down Wine Glass

You drink from the base to confuse your friends.

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http://www.red5.co.uk/upside-down-wine-glass.aspx

WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN

So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-pairings-for-your-chinese-zodiac-sign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce1daa90ae-Feb_7_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce1daa90ae-38937345

Millennial-geared wine brand

E-card company Someecards has partnered with 1026 Beverage Company to release a new Millennial-geared wine brand, SomeWine, including a Chardonnay, red blend and Pinot Noir (all $12.99). The labels feature drawings and sayings in Someecards’ style and will rotate periodically. SomeWine is currently available in Ohio, with expansion to Indiana, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts and Arizona expected in the coming weeks. Some key grocery store accounts include HEB, Sprouts and Giant Eagle.

This invention could completely change the way we drink beer at home

What makes SYNEK interesting is that it uses boxed wine-style bags that you fill up with your beer of choice and that you then install into your SYNEK dispenser, which will keep the beer just as cold as you want it.

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http://bgr.com/2016/02/06/synek-counter-top-beer-tap/

Man lives to 107 ‘by only drinking red wine’

A recently-deceased 107-year-old Spanish attributed his long-life to drinking four bottles of wine each day and never drinking water.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-lives-to-107-by-only-drinking-red-wine-a6854906.html

What’s In Your Wine? You Might Be Surprised

The perception is that you’re drinking fermented grape juice. And the reality is, that’s not exactly the truth,

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/02/05/whats-in-your-wine-you-might-be-surprised/

ECCENTRIC BUT DELICIOUS WINE PAIRINGS

Below are five food/wine combinations that will excite such enthusiasts.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/eccentric-but-delicious-wine-pairings

In wine (as in beer) a handful of the biggest brands eat most of the market pie.

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Jancis Robinson launches online wine course

Jancis Robinson has partnered with online learning agency Electric Academy to develop a wine course which promises to give even beginners an understanding of wine in a single evening.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/jancis-robinson-launches-online-wine-course-with-half-price-offer/531452.article?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=rss&dm_i=1S8V,40U2X,HQV1F8,EJMMV,1

TOP 9 ALCOHOLIC SWEET TREATS

The line between hard liquor and sweet candy may be a hard one to tread, but that hasn’t stopped an array of alcohol-infused sweet treats from hitting the shelves.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-9-alcoholic-sweet-treats/

FRANCIACORTA SALES RISE DESPITE ‘COMPLEX’ CLIMATE

Around 16.5 million bottles of Franciacorta were sold worldwide in 2015, the consorzio announced, of which more than 1.5 million were sold in export markets.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/franciacorta-sales-up-despite-complex-climate/

Peyton Manning and Budweiser: 5 facts to know

Here are five things to know about Peyton Manning and Budweiser:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/08/peyton-manning-and-budweiser-5-facts-know/80013322/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics

A review of the 2015 wine statistics and buying trends for 2016 are generally positive. Most experts predict another good year for wine.

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https://lizthach.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/state-of-the-us-wine-industry-in-2016-trends-and-statistics/

10 Chocolate Stouts And Porters for Valentine’s Day Beer Lovers

Chocolate stout and porter could use more love, and not just because that beer seems like a natural holiday fit as Valentine’s Day approaches.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450269/1/10-chocolate-stouts-and-porters-for-valentine-s-day-beer-lovers.html

French vintners left pink-faced over fake rose wine

Some people may wrongly believe that rose wine is made by mixing red and white wine but vintners should know better — as one French winemaking group learned when they were hit with a fine for doing just that

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http://www.france24.com/en/20160205-french-vintners-left-pink-faced-over-fake-rose-wine

Has Valpolicella Ripasso had its day in the sun?

Part of the problem has been the inconsistent message the different wineries telegraph in their styles. What really is a Ripasso?

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/02/has-valpolicella-ripasso-had-its-day-in.html

Craft Wine? (Artisan? Boutique?) Most US wineries produce small and limited amounts of wine

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Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter?

The question for the wine industry is whether marijuana consumption could replace any portion of wine (alcohol) consumption.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/02/09/marijuana-wine-industry-disruptor

Valtellinas Are No Longer Hiding in the Hills

Way up in the foothills of the Alps, about as far north as you can go in the Lombardy region of Italy without hitting Switzerland, a series of terraced vineyards hug the hillsides overlooking the river Adda

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/dining/wine-review-valtellina.html?ref=dining&_r=2

Bars are charging a lot more for booze these days

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A LOOK AT MR. WONDERFUL’S SECRET SOCIETY FOR WINE SNOBS

The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin) is a bacchanalian society that is committed to enjoying and promoting the wines and food

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-look-at-mr-wonderfuls-secret-society-for-wine-snobs

TOP 10 LUDICROUS BUT TRUE WINE DESCRIPTORS

The average wine drinker’s tasting vocabulary may be limited to “fruity” or “nice”, but the flavor of a wine is far more complex than that. As many as 1,000 different flavor compounds have been identified in wine – not all of them fruity, and not all of them nice

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-ludicrous-but-true-wine-descriptors/

Champagne – better late-disgorged?

To many Champagne drinkers, R.D. equals Bollinger, but late disgorgement actually refers to any Champagne (usually vintage) that has been aged on its lees for longer than is usual for that particular house or cuvée, normally after an initial release several years earlier.

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http://bbrblog.com/2016/02/09/champagne-better-late-disgorged/

How Slow Food’s “Wine Bank” Is Trying to Preserve Italian Wine

Deep in the bowels of the historic Agenzie di Pollenzo, in the heart of Italy’s Langhe region, rests a stockpile of more than 100,000 bottles of Italian wine, on view as visitors file by in museum fashion.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/slow-food-italy-slow-wine-and-banca-del-vino/

The 2015 California wine grape crush totaled 3,699,242 tons, down 5% from 2014.

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Amherst MA PD to partner with liquor stores for ‘Cops in Shops’

The Amherst Police are partnering with local liquor stores to crack down on underage people buying alcohol.

http://wwlp.com/2016/02/10/amherst-pd-to-partner-with-liquor-stores-for-cops-in-shops/

BJ’s denied liquor license by Plymouth MA selectmen

One of the most important criteria that towns are allowed to consider when reviewing package store license requests, both sides agree, is need.

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20160210/bjs-denied-liquor-license-by-plymouth-selectmen

WORLD’S BIGGEST WINE BARREL UNVEILED

The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/worlds-biggest-barrel-unveiled/

Do old vines really produce better wine?

The term “old vine” is one of the last unregulated terms that you’re likely to see on a wine label

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http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Do-old-vines-really-produce-better-wine-6824260.php

Wine Market Council Unveils New Stats on Consumer Wine Consumption Habits

Wine is winning with women.  Women account for 57% of wine volume in the U.S. (Source: Nielsen Spectra 2015)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13205868.htm

Pairing Sweet White Wines with Food

Sweet white wines make a wonderful accompaniment to many foods, particularly cuisines of Southern Asia and India.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pairing-sweet-wine-wines-with-food/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b96cd517a9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b96cd517a9-62472929&mc_cid=b96cd517a9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Castle Island Grows Team, Expands Distribution Line Up

Just one month after releasing its first beer into the Greater Boston market, Castle Island Brewing Company is already ramping up production to meet growing demand.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-grows-team-expands-distribution-line-up?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

14 Chocolate Beers To Drink on Valentine’s Day

If your date loves beer as much as you do, he or she will appreciate these chocolate beers that are perfect for the occasion

https://beerandbrewing.com/VrtgoCgAAOoZUm_-/article/14-chocolate-beers-to-drink-on-valentines-day?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

How to Avoid a Hangover

More Than Just Hair of the Dog

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https://www.fix.com/blog/how-to-avoid-a-hangover/

THE COCKTAIL YOU SHOULD DRINK ON VALENTINE’S DAY, BASED ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS

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February 25th 7pm

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting

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It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

Norwood MA

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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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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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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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