Liquor Industry News/Links 02-20-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-20-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club

Announces An Italian Tasting

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March 8th

“A night thru Italy with Luciano”

Come learn about some of the greatest wine regions of Italy and tasting some of the amazing wines from each one of them.

Special Guest Hosts

Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

And

Ciro Pirone Director Italian Wines

Horizon Beverage Group

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228892735/

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Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Taste Wine

Value In Wines Of Tuscany

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here’s A Taste

Natural wines can be mystifying: The first time you drink them, they may be off-putting and nose-wrinkling

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/12/466284145/what-the-heck-is-natural-wine-heres-a-taste

CAN WINE TASTE LIKE LOVE?

At a recent seminar in California, Sondra Barrett, PhD, spoke to Masters of Wine hopefuls on photographing the guts of the fermented drink

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http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/can-wine-taste-like-love-8267910

THE WINE ROUTE TO PIEDMONT

The most widely planted variety in Piedmont is Barbera, which is juicy and slightly rustic with notes of fresh cherries and vanilla

https://www.backroads.com/blog/wine-route-piedmont/

No disruption for Craft Brewers Guild despite license suspension

The state’s (MA) largest distributor of craft beers has been slapped with an unprecedented 90-day license suspension by the state for paying Boston bars tens of thousands of dollars to carry its beers and freeze out competitors.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/02/12/state-hit-beer-distributor-with-day-license-suspension/CadsJk4om6CHfVYJP1BHwJ/story.html

Why Do We Swirl Wine?

Swirling the wine actually has a favorable impact on all three phases of the tasting

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28079

MENDOZA THE HOME OF MALBEC

Argentina has been making wine for centuries and has long been one of the highest per capita consumers of wine in the world. Yet it wasn’t until the mid-eighties that it became an international wine sales powerhouse—almost out of nowhere—with Malbec as the star.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/mendoza-the-home-of-malbec

Alternative Wine Packaging Means Lower Quality To Woman

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CORAVIN: SPARKLING WINE DEVICE OUR ABSOLUTE PRIORITY

A device that works with sparkling wine has become Coravin’s “absolute priority”, the company’s founder has revealed.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/coravin-sparkling-wine-device-our-absolute-priority/

THE 10 VERY BEST YOUTUBE WINE VIDEOS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR DAY

Feast your eyes (and ears) on these “10 Absolutely Awesome YouTube Wine Videos That’ll Make Your Day.”

https://grapecollective.com/articles/best-youtube-wine-videos

Alcohol Beverage Growth Rates

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US GETS ‘FIRST’ INFUSED AÑEJO TEQUILA

Currently held as the “only” Añejo infusion on the market, the brand plans to position itself as the leader in the infused Añejo Tequila category by making the Tequila available in multiple US states through Park Street Imports.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/worlds-first-infused-anejo-tequila-hits-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=626&date=2016-02-16

HOW SUPERMARKETS ARE BECOMING LOCAL WINE SHOPS

The average consumer spends $47 per trip to the supermarket when they don’t make a wine purchase. That amount, however, jumps to $75 when the shopper buys wine.

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THE DURAND CORKSCREW: FOR FRAGILE WINE CORKS

Like many corkscrews, the Durand has a helix that is screwed into the cork. But the Durand also has a second component with blades that is used in conjunction with screw to support the cork during the removal process.

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/the-durand-corkscrew-for-fragile-wine-corks/

How to Taste Wine and Seem Like You Know What You’re Doing

Drinking wine is like listening to music—there are loud and soft notes, lots of information to absorb, and everyone has unique tastes, so “good” and “bad” is totally subjective.

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/how-to-taste-wine/

Wine Spectator Debuts Xvalues, A Free Mobile App For Wine Novices

Wine Spectator has unveiled a new mobile app, Xvalues, intended to welcome newcomers into the world of wine. A convenient, easy-to-use wine app for iPhone and iPad, Xvalues—named for its curated selection of “extreme values”—is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store.

“Our goal is to make Xvalues the go-to app for wine consumers of varying ages and levels of wine expertise,” said Jessica Shanken, vice president of business development at M. Shanken Communications, which publishes Wine Spectator. “In general, millennials are new to wine. While shopping, there are many aisles with thousands of wines to choose from at all different price points. This app helps them avoid overpaying for a bottle or choosing a wine that isn’t good quality. It’s like buying insurance using Wine Spectator ratings.”

The Xvalues app includes in its library a regularly updated selection of Wine Spectator’s latest highly-rated, widely available bottles. It features five categories of wines: extreme values (all $12 and under); reds (all $20 and under); whites (all $20 and under); sparklers (all $40 and under); and a rotating fifth category that is tailored to upcoming holidays and seasons of the year.

Each Xvalues entry includes the bottle’s name, producer, price, region, year, tasting notes and score on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. The app also offers helpful tools like photos of wine labels, keywords to sort and simplify the library and a customizable favorites list.

Xvalues joins the popular WineRatings+ in Wine Spectator’s family of mobile apps. WineRatings+, which was updated for iOS9 in December, is consistently among the top-grossing food and drink apps in Apple’s iTunes App Store.

 

New Narragansett

Narragansett Beer is launching I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale, the fourth offering in its Lovecraft Series. Made with Pilsen, CaraRed and Vienna malts and Warrier and Citrus hops, I Am Providence is 8% abv and will retail for $12-$13 a six-pack of 16-ounce cans. Narragansett’s Lovecraft Series pays tribute to legendary horror author and Providence native H.P. Lovecraft.

COMMUNION WINE NOW AVAILABLE IN A PACKET

A picture has emerged online showing a cup of prepackaged wine complete with a piece of wafer that an unknown worshiper recently received at Communion.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/communion-wine-now-available-in-a-packet/

SAZERAC CREATES AMERICAN BOURBON ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

Sazerac has launched a new website for its American Bourbon Association, which aims to become the best source of online Bourbon information.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/sazerac-launches-american-bourbon-association-website/?article-source=newsletter&source=627&date=2016-02-17

Uncovering Value in the Wines of Tuscany

The word great is a common descriptor for the red wines of Tuscany; the word value is not.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/02/uncovering-value-in-the-wines-of-tuscany

Top 20 Off-Premise Brands

U.S. wine sales total more than $2.5 billion during first month of 2016

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=164859

Every sip you take: Sting’s wine among Italy’s best

A red Tuscan wine produced by the British singer Sting on his estate near Florence has been named among the top 101 wines in Italy.

http://www.thelocal.it/20160218/stings-red-wine-tops-charts-in-italy

Wine Consumption Percentages

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Feds Spend $1.6 Million Studying the ‘Troublesome Product’ of Malt Liquor

Study examines how cities can pursue prohibition laws against malt liquor

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-1-6-million-studying-malt-liquor/

Exploring The Styles of Vermouth

Vermouth is an aromatized wine that includes wine, botanicals, some sugar (or grape juice) and spirits–to fortify the wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-vermouth/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=9ead15c441-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-9ead15c441-62472929&mc_cid=9ead15c441&mc_eid=d73340fcba

TOP 10 VOLCANIC WINES

Perhaps owing to the keen interest that the wines of volcanic regions such as Soave, Alsace, Etna, Santorini and Tenerife have stimulated, a wealth of scientific inquiry into these regions’ soils has also been generated.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-volcanic-wines/

The Burden of Barrel-Aged Beer

It seems like just about every brewery today has made at least a minor effort towards aging beers in some type of whiskey barrel.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/02/the-burden-of-barrel-aged-beer.html

Woodchuck® Hard Cider Unveils Day Chaser and new Private Reserve Cherry

With the 25th Anniversary in full swing, Woodchuck Hard Cider is excited to announce the release of their two newest innovative ciders. Day Chaser joins the core lineup, and Private Reserve Cherry introduces a new barrel-aged series. Both styles have started shipping and will be available to the market starting March 1st.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13221936.htm

What’s In Your Wine? A Lot More Than You Might Expect

When you drink a glass of wine, especially a relatively inexpensive glass of wine, you are drinking a huge array of compounds and chemicals that you have no idea are present in the wine

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/02/18/whats-in-your-wine-a-lot-more-than-you-might-expect/

The Neuroscience of Wine

Why our minds can be led astray about the tastes of wines.

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http://nautil.us/issue/33/attraction/the-neuroscience-of-wine

Why Americans don’t drink their share of wine

We have some catching up to do. The world is crushing us in wine drinking

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-wine-world-consumption-food-0219-20160217-column.html

Wine Drinker Usage Of Beer And Spirits

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Beyond Guinness: More brewers tap into nitrogen for their beer

Guinness developed the technique that other brewers have embraced.

http://www.startribune.com/beyond-guinness-more-brewers-tap-into-nitrogen-for-their-beer/369123011/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e090bee356-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+18%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e090bee356-36686829

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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/

March 8th

“A night thru Italy with Luciano”

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Come learn about some of the greatest wine regions of Italy and tasting some of the amazing wines from each one of them.

Special Guest Hosts

Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

And

Ciro Pirone Director Italian Wines

Horizon Beverage Group

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228892735/

 

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

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Yoga & Wine: A Fluid Journey through the Chakras

Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.

This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.

No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.

7 Chakras And 7 Wines

Class Limit 20

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228933108/

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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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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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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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