Liquor Industry News/Links 03-05-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-05-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Franklin Wine Club Castle Island Brewery Tour

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Another Wine And Chocolate Event

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With Our Partner Courtney Of The Sugar Shoppe!

Metro West 20’s And 30’s Adventures Group

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Pick A Wine Store

Device To Remove Sulfites from wine

Bernie Sanders Beer

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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Montepulciano: 7 Sommeliers Make The Case for Italy’s Forgotten Wine

The Sangiovese-based blend is often confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a soft, fruit-forward red from the south of Italy

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilysiegel/2016/02/26/montepulciano-7-sommeliers-make-the-case-for-italys-forgotten-wine/#6d781dde60a0

 

The best wines to pair with Easter candy

Why should kids have all the fun on Easter?

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http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/best-wines-pair-easter-candy-article-1.2545169

The 8 Most Controversial Beers Ever Brewed

Labels that went a bit too far.

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http://coolmaterial.com/feature/the-8-most-controversial-beers-ever-brewed/

A new AVA in Sonoma County

With the addition of new Fountaingrove AVA, east of Highway 101, Sonoma gained yet another sub-region

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/a-new-ava-in-sonoma-county/article_8254d06e-25ee-5ba6-bd2d-6289837b123b.html

CODA DI VOLPE GRAPE VARIETY APPROVED FOR DESIGNATING AMERICAN WINE

We recently granted administrative approval for the use of the Coda di Volpe grape variety name on American wine labels.  Wine bottlers may use this name, as well as others granted administrative approval, to label American wines pending the results of our next rulemaking to revise the list found in 27 CFR 4.91 of grape variety names approved for use in designating American wines.

Visit our American Grape Variety Names page at TTB.gov for additional information about the regulation of grape variety names.

Chablis Wine Guide

Chablis (“Shah-blee”) is a Chardonnnay making wine region in the northwest corner of Burgundy, France. Unlike other Chardonnay wines, Chablis rarely uses oak-aging, resulting in a very different style and taste profile. It’s because of Chablis’ renown, that the unoaked Chardonnay style is popular worldwide.

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http://winefolly.com/review/chablis-wine-guide/

Music + Wine: The best tasting music

So what should be playing in the winery tasting room?

http://grapegrowerandwinemaker.com/2016/02/26/music-wine-the-best-tasting-music/

Drinking Stats

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The incredible 257-year history of Guinness dominating the beer world

Guinness has come a long way since the brewery was founded in 1759.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/guinness-history-of-dominating-beer-2016-2?r=UK&IR=T

THE EXPERT GUIDE TO PAIRING GOAT CHEESE AND WINE

While France is known to be the home of some of the world’s most interesting goat’s milk cheeses, there is a burgeoning domestic scene here in the U.S. that’s devoted to producing the finest artisanal goat’s cheese.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-expert-guide-to-pairing-goat-cheese-and-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c719bab420-Feb_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c719bab420-38937345

French winemakers threaten to block Tour de France after Chilean wine chosen as sponsor

Winemakers are up in arms about Chile’s Bicicleta being sponsor of the race, claiming it is “unacceptable”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/12176691/French-winemakers-threaten-to-block-Tour-de-France-after-Chilean-wine-chosen-as-sponsor.html

Heretic Brewing Expands Distribution to Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Heretic Brewing Company, Fairfield, CA is expanding distribution to Massachusetts and Rhode Island with Atlantic Importing of Framingham, MA beginning February 29, 2106.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/heretic-brewing-expands-distribution-to-massachusetts-and-rhode-island?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e58957ddf2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+29%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e58957ddf2-36686829

Pumpkin Beer Sales Go Flat, With Leftovers Lingering On Shelves Through Winter

Shocking everyone in the craft beer trade, brewers have watched sales of their once-precious seasonal style grow sluggish and remain in stores and bars long past Halloween.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2016/02/29/pumpkin-beer-sales-go-flat-with-leftovers-lingering-on-shelves-through-winter/#26755fe56f4c

How Kazakhstan Is Becoming The Next Frontier For World-Class Wine

Kazakhstan doesn’t necessarily come to mind when we think of the world’s great regions for viniculture, but the country actually has a long — ancient, in fact — tradition of growing grapes and producing wine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2016/02/29/could-kazakhstan-become-the-next-frontier-for-world-class-wine/#60190cb35a0e

French wine regions to watch: Who’s on the rise?

French wine regions to watch

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/french-wine-regions-to-watch-whos-on-the-rise-291897/?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+20160302&utm_campaign=Newsletter-20160302

Is Virginia’s wine industry advanced enough to have a signature grape variety?

Perhaps we should accept the fact that the modern Virginia wine industry is much too young to have answered these questions.

http://pilotonline.com/life/flavor/humble-steward/is-virginia-s-wine-industry-advanced-enough-to-have-a/article_f685b18f-d6a6-568c-a475-96c184463576.html

Anheuser-Busch Launches Best Damn Cherry Cola

Best Damn Cherry Cola is aged on whole cherries after brewing for a flavorful, harder take on the timeless taste of cherry cola.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-launches-best-damn-cherry-cola?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=177c114467-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-177c114467-36686829

6 Best Irish Beers That Aren’t Guinness

We love Guinness, but here are some of the best beers not made by the brewing giant

http://www.thedailymeal.com/travel/6-best-irish-beers-arent-guinness?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=177c114467-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-177c114467-36686829

How to Pick a Wine Store

Look at wine descriptions posted under bottles. Are they written by the store’s staff? That’s a positive sign, indicating personal investment and a distinct point of view.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/dining/wine-store.html?_r=2

 

How to improve your tasting skills : What is ‘body’

Body is a term that many people find confusing and sometimes it can even seem unintelligible

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/fongyee-walkers-wine-study-guide/how-to-improve-your-tasting-skills-what-is-body

Become A Wine God: How to Drink Wine Like Yo-Yo Ma Hears Music

Now, I could shoehorn the steps of wine enjoyment into a drab acronym, but that would be like every other wine article out there, and likely put you to sleep.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-peterson/become-drink-wine-like-yo-yo-ma-hears-music_b_9329232.html

7 OF THE BEST CRAFT BOURBONS YOU HAVE TO TRY RIGHT NOW

Bourbon is currently more popular than ever before, and although for the longest time historic Kentucky distilleries have produced the lion’s share of quality whiskey, new “craft” distillers are starting to pop up all over the country

http://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/7-of-the-best-craft-bourbons-you-have-to-try/

14 OF THE MOST UNUSUAL GRAPE VARIETIES IN NAPA VALLEY

Napa Valley is world-famous for its Cabernet and Chardonnay, but did you know that there are at least two dozen other red and a dozen white varieties that are planted there?

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/14-of-the-most-unusual-grape-varieties-in-napa-valley/

Quini Swirl Newsletter

Update from our friends at Quini

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Beer and cheese pairing suggestions

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Spanish Wine Now Most Popular in the World, Nudging out French

But the good news for Spain is clouded by the fact that most of its wines are commonly sold in bulk, instead of bottled — and return less than a third of the profit than French wines do.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/spanish-wine-now-most-popular-world-nudging-out-french-n530176

The world’s first sulfite-filtering purifier for wine from Üllo

Üllo is a revolutionary new wine purification product that removes sulphites, restoring wine to its natural, preservative-free state.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/interview-the-worlds-first-sulfite-filtering-purifier-for-wine-from-ullo/

Organic and biodynamic wine claims questioned

Terms as “spray-free”, “natural” and “free-range” as well as “organic practices” and “biodynamic practices”.

http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/drink/organic-and-biodynamic-wine-claims-questioned-20160229-gn22dv.html

Everyone predicts the death of cheap wine, but look at last year’s crazy growth!

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New Skyy Vodka Flavors

Campari America has added to Skyy Vodka’s Infusions flavor range with the launch of Honeycrisp Apple and Tropical Mango. The new Skyy flavors will be available beginning this spring in 50-ml. ($1.99), 750-ml. ($13.99), 1-liter ($16.99) and 1.75-ml. ($19.99) formats.

Italy leads global wine market thanks to American drinkers

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country’s prized nectar

http://www.thelocal.it/20160302/italy-global-wine-market-king-us-top-tippler-study

Tips on Tasting: Wine Bouquet vs Aroma

The terms wine aroma and wine bouquet are not exactly scientific but they can useful to classify the origin of where the smells come from in wine.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/tips-on-tasting-wine-bouquet-vs-aroma/

Bernie Sanders Beer

With Super Tuesday behind us, it doesn’t appear as if all of the country is feeling the Bern. If you are a Bernie supporter, however, the beer has arrived for you to guzzle after someone else wins the presidency.

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http://coolmaterial.com/food-drink/bernie-sanders-beer/

Inside the secret world of wine lockers

Small but growing cohort of elite Massachusetts diners who’ve acquired private wine lockers in upscale restaurants.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/03/02/inside-secret-world-wine-lockers/XHQhYh1RYVNCfKXOSTY9WP/story.html

GERMANS EMBRACE NON-ALCOHOLIC SPARKLING WINE

LARGE GERMAN WINE PRODUCERS INVEST IN ALCOHOL FREE VARIETIES

http://www.mintel.com/blog/drink-market-news/germans-embrace-non-alcoholic-sparkling-wine

Wine & Spirits’ 27th Annual Restaurant Poll Results

Top Ten Most Popular Restaurant Wine List Brands of 2015

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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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Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

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Horizon Beverage Group

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

 

Thursday March 24th

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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.

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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

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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