Liquor Industry News/Links 02-27-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-27-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club Announces Yoga And Wine

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

Yoga And Wine

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/

 

Busy Week In Our Wine Room!

Event #1

Tri-County Adult Education Oscars Truffle And Wine Event

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With Our Partner Courtney Of The Sugar Shoppe!

Wine And Chocolate Tastings

Event #2

Franklin Wine Club Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Event

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Crazy yes!

Here Were The Pairings

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/girl-scout-cookie-and-wine-tasting-with-franklin-wine-club/

 

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Prosecco Get Serious About Quality

How Different Grains Affect Your Beer

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING GIRL SCOUT COOKIES & WINE [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out the infographic below for wine pairings for all of your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/ultimate-guide-to-pairing-girl-scout-cookies-wine-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd0f39b9a4-Feb_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd0f39b9a4-38937345

We’re buying more wine online. Cross your fingers that will lead to cheaper options.

Direct shipping has provided an opportunity for smaller wineries to circumvent the three-tier system.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/were-buying-more-wine-online-cross-your-fingers-that-will-lead-to-cheaper-options/2016/02/20/2a061992-d57b-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html

S’mores flavored beer is actually delicious

Locally crafted beers and oddball out-of-town imports are being celebrated in all their kaleidoscopic variety via the eighth annual New York City Beer Week, boasting 400 events at more than 250 locations.

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http://nypost.com/2016/02/20/smores-flavored-beer-is-actually-delicious/

‘Arsenic in Wine’ Lawsuit: Whatever Happened?

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of a now-famous lawsuit claiming there are dangerous levels of poisonous arsenic in several types of California wines, you may have wondered from time to time: Whatever happened with that?

http://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/whatever-happened-arsenic-wine-lawsuit-0

What’s a Vigneron? Wine Term Definition

First things first the term vigneron comes from French, and derivates from the word vigne which means vine. Literally then, a vigneron is a person that is closely linked to the vine.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/02/20/whats-a-vigneron-wine-term-definition/

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Debuts Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet

Constellation Brands has released a category-crossing new wine offering, a Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Bourbon Barrels. The limited-release Cabernet is launching nationally in a run of 35,000 cases, and it retails at $13.99 a 750-ml. Sourced from coastal Monterey County vineyards, a portion of the wine’s blend is aged for three months in a combination of new and used Kentucky Bourbon barrels. With this innovation, Constellation will look to generate some renewed momentum for the Robert Mondavi Private Selection brand, which hovered around the 1.8-million-case mark in the U.S. for several years before declining 7% to 1.7 million cases in 2015, according to Impact Databank.

PROSECCO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT QUALITY

There is no question the DOCG wines are a small portion of Prosecco’s astonishing success as a category.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/prosecco-gets-serious-about-quality

Small-business liquor stores are dying out

Larger retailers, such as grocery store chains and big-box stores, have larger overall sales and are able to spread the cost of the fee to nonliquor items

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Small-business-liquor-stores-are-dying-out-6844009.php

YOU MAY NOT BE DRINKING THE FAMOUS STAG’S LEAP WINE YOU THINK YOU’RE DRINKING

Stag’s Leap and Stags’ Leap both make great wine, but it is a common occurrence for people to drink the latter and think they’re drinking the former.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/you-may-not-be-drinking-the-famous-stags-leap-wine-you-think-youre-drinking/

Bourbon’s Top Super-Premium Players

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Two books that will turn you into the ultimate beer geek

Here are two books about beer and flavor that will nudge you forward if you feel you’ve hit a plateau on your beer journey

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-books-20160221-story.html

Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight

One study is claiming that wine and weight loss go hand-in-hand .

http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/news/a53866/wine-before-sleep-lose-weight/

NEW ZEALAND TO MAKE ITS FIRST PROSECCO

New Zealand winemakers are about to plant the country’s first Glera vines that will go on to produce Prosecco in three years’ time.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/new-zealand-to-make-its-first-prosecco/

Wine closures

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Wines of Provence Releases US Sales Figures for Rosé

Largest Spike in 2015 over 12 Consecutive Years of Growth

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wines-of-provence-releases-us-sales-figures-for-rose-300223298.html

 

German Wine Decline – by the Numbers

A recent article suggested Germany’s wine industry was struggling – we look at the figures behind the story.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/02/german-wine-decline-by-the-numbers

How do wineries set the price for a bottle of wine?

Have you ever wondered how a winery decides what to charge for a bottle of wine?

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/01/28/world/how-wineries-set-price-wine

 

How Different Grains Affect The Taste Of Your Beer

Let’s take a look at what some popular grains do to the taste of beer.

http://khak.com/how-different-grains-affect-the-taste-of-your-beer-list/?trackback=tsmclip

14 of your most embarrassing questions about wine answered with science

Truth be told, there’s a whole lot of science behind wine. Genetics, chemistry, microbiology, and even psychology all play a role in everything from how it’s produced to which ones we buy and when.

http://www.businessinsider.com/science-backed-answers-to-your-biggest-wine-questions-2016-2

New Drew Barrymore Project

Barrymore Wines, the wine brand created by actress Drew Barrymore in collaboration with Jackson Family’s Carmel Road, will extend with a rosé of Pinot Noir offering this May. Retailing at around $18 a bottle, the rosé will join an existing Barrymore Pinot Grigio and Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir within the Barrymore-Carmel Road partnership.

 

Forget what you’ve heard. Organic wines actually taste better, a new study says

A joint American-French study by three business-school professors reveals that wines made with grapes grown on eco-certified vineyards are more likely to garner higher numerical ratings from experts

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/forget-what-youve-heard-organic-wines-actually-taste-better-a-new-study-says/article28836995/

The Hippest Wine Destination You’ve Never Heard Of

What makes Brazil such an eye-catching wine travel destination?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/02/24/the-hippest-wine-destination-youve-never-heard-of/#1c4cca017742

The Beer Glass Guide

Even if you choose a quality beer and pour the perfect foam head, if you don’t consider your glassware, you’re limiting the beer-drinking experience.

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https://www.bevspot.com/2016/02/24/glassware-guide-beer-enthusiasts/

How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life

Made from ancient grape varieties grown in Pompeii, ‘Villa dei Misteri’ has to be one of the world’s most exclusive wines.

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http://www.thelocal.it/20160225/in-an-excavated-and-replanted-vineyards-in-pompeii-a-project-is-bringing-ancient-roman-wine-back-to-life

VINEXPO LAUNCHES WEB MAGAZINE

Wine and spirits figures are invited to contribute to beverageinsight.com, and the editorial team welcomes news from Vinexpo exhibitors and visitors throughout the year.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/vinexpo-launches-web-magazine/?article-source=newsletter&source=633&date=2016-02-25

U.S. Wine Exports Reach Record $1.6 Billion In 2015

U.S. wine exports—90% of which hail from California—rose 7.6% by value last year to achieve a record high of $1.61 billion, according to the Wine Institute. Export volumes were also up, growing 4.1% to 51.2 million cases on the year prior. The European Union remained the largest export market for California wines, accounting for $622 million in revenue, followed by Canada ($461 million), Hong Kong ($97 million), Japan ($96 million) and China ($56 million). California wine exports have increased 91% by value over the past decade, driven by global premiumization trends.

The Loire Valley Wine Guide

The Loire Valley is home to over 4000 wineries that produce a dizzying array of elegant, quality wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/loire-valley-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=7f603ff6e5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-7f603ff6e5-62472929&mc_cid=7f603ff6e5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

MA Distributer Partners With Punk Rockers

M.S. Walker has partnered with Celtic punk rockers The Pogues to launch a new Irish whiskey brand in the U.S. The Pogues Irish whiskey is produced by Co. Cork, Ireland’s West Cork Distillers and features a blend of 50% 10-year-old single malt Irish whiskey aged in Sherry casks and 50% 5- to 7-year-old Irish grain whiskey aged in Bourbon oak casks. The 40%-abv offering retails at around $40 a 750-ml. M.S. Walker also handles West Cork Distillers’ Original Classic Blend and 10-Year Single Malt Irish whiskies and Glory Irish Poitín in the U.S.

CANCER PESTICIDE FOUND IN POPULAR BEERS

Levels of glyphosate – a weedkiller that is believed to be carcinogenic – were found by scientists in fourteen of Germany’s most popular beers, including global brand Beck’s Pils and Erdinger.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/cancer-causing-pesticide-found-in-popular-beers/

How Millennials (Almost) Killed the Wine Cork

Much of cork’s current struggle can be attributed to one group in particular: Millennial wine drinkers, a generation that has less of an allegiance to traditional cork closures.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/wine-cork-comeback/470961/

 

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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“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.

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Horizon Beverage Group

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

 

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

Yoga And Wine

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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Tri-County Adult Education  

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Spring 2016

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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