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Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Painting and sipping wine is hot!
Italy invaded by boars
Glass in your Corona?
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The 6 Wine “Rules” That the Pros Always Break
Wine, that glorious beverage we can count on to liven any meal, romantic date, or hang session with friends, is supposed to be enjoyable, delicious, and exciting. But somewhere along the way, many arbitrary rules have arisen and worked their ways into our consciousness
Splurge Wine: The Decadent Damilano Cannubi Barolo
The wine is crafted from Nebbiolo grapes grown in prized the Cannubi vineyards–one of Barolo’s “grand cru” vineyards.
We Have 2008 Vintage IN STOCK!
Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys Uncork ‘The Wine Show’
ITV released a trailer for its new series “The Wine Show,” which features two famous wine amateurs: “Downton Abbey’s” Matthew Goode and “The Americans’” Matthew Rhys, who jet set to Italy to develop their wine palates.
Where is California wine going? Top 10 exports by country
So where is the wine going? Top 10 export markets for California wines went to countries on four continents
Painting, Sipping and Selling Wine
Wine companies are reaching new consumers, particularly young women, at paint ‘n’ sip events
Anheuser-Busch Partners with Ibotta to Offer Cash Back on Beer Purchases at Grocers, Convenience Stores, Bars and Restaurants
Partnership allows Anheuser-Busch to increase brand engagement, loyalty and sales through cash rebates on Ibotta app
NOTE: Use this app for MANY Beer, Liquor and Wine rebates!!
Where is wine heading?
Innovation in wine, and drinks in general, is now as much about the story of how the product is made and by whom as it is the actual product.
9 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT IPA
IPA is by far the world’s most popular style of craft beer. But while many of us drink it regularly, there are lots of assumptions and myths that we take as fact, but that often pure fiction. Here are 9 facts about IPA that you probably didn’t know.
THE ONE PERCENT’S FAVORITE CHAMPAGNE BRANDS [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Champagne brands are America’s wealthiest households drinking?
The Divining Rod Wines Introduces their First Pinot Noir
Marc Mondavi and his Divining Rod wines today added a new wine to their portfolio: The Divining Rod Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Massachusetts craft brewer Wachusett Brewing is offering an alternative to the burgeoning hard soda category with the national launch of Nauti, a 110-calorie, 5%-abv “hard seltzer” brand. Nauti, which comes in raspberry, grapefruit, lemon lime and cranberry flavors, is made from a clear malt base and will hit retail shelves in April through St. Killian Importing, marketed in 12-ounce six-packs of cans. A variety 12-pack will follow in the fall. Wachusett president Ned LaFortune said the company is aiming high with Nauti, which will have annual production capacity of 4 million cases.
Italian Wine Robot Gives Grapes the Mechanical Touch
The Italian wine researchers Enosis Meraviglia are making a bold attempt to dominate the world of wine production through the introduction of the Genesis wine robot, which will be responsible for the initial stage of producing wine.
Italy’s Famed Wine Region a War Zone, Invaded by Boars and Others
Wine growers and farmers here say that population now threatens a delicate Tuscan ecosystem, in addition to provoking hundreds of car accidents a year and damaging the production of their treasured Chianti Classico.
HOW THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRINKERS FEEL ABOUT WHITE WINE [INFOGRAPHIC]
Here’s what you love about white wine:
Stony Creek Brewery expands distribution into Massachusetts
The Connecticut based brewery will be available in greater Boston and shoreline MA in March via Horizon Beverage. Full statewide coverage will commence in April through the addition of Quality Beverage, Williams Distributing and Girardi Distributors
THE MYSTERY OF CHARLES SHAW. BETTER KNOWN AS TWO BUCK CHUCK.
Whether you realize it or not, this Trader Joe’s staple has more intrigue-per-ounce than it may seem. Perhaps you’ve heard some of the tales. You might even think you know the truth…but it’s no simple story.
Italian Wines Through the Eyes of James Suckling
Suckling says that while sommeliers may continue to promote a range of esoteric and lesser-known wines, it is still all about the “Four Bs,”: Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello and Bolgheri
Savoie: Unusual Wines From the French Alps
Wines from Savoie have long been simply ski chalet wines but, today, the situation is changing. Thanks to the modernization of winemaking techniques and the enthusiasm of local vintners, the wines offer compelling flavor profiles and great aging potential. These are food-friendly, unusual wines for those of us who are bold enough to, occasionally, venture off-piste.
THE 20 MOST POPULAR AMERICAN BEERS
Vintage Wine Estates Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Dan Cohn
Vintage Wine Estates purchased the B.R. Cohn Wine brand and B.R. Cohn Winery from the Cohn family. The acquisition, according to Vintage, incorporated vineyards, buildings, equipment, inventory and intellectual property, including the B.R. Cohn name.
Understanding German riesling labels
Ralph Kyte-Powell provides a handy guide to some of the more confounding German riesling terms
US Beverage Industry Expo, held in Washington, D.C. Stats
Let’s look at some numbers presented during the conference.
Corona Recalls Beer After Finding Shards of Glass in Bottles
Routine quality assurance inspections revealed that there were small shards of glass in some 12-pack and 18-pack bottles, with deposit labels in the U.S. and Guam, according to Corona’s U.S. owner Constellation Brands
Booze Movies: 5 Documentaries about Wine
For those who would like to sip some information, here are five fun documentaries about the fermented grape juice
The Best Wine to Pair With Your Easter Candy, Because Why Not?
To be honest, we’ll take any excuse to drink wine
CHAMPAGNE FAILS TO TAKE FOOD FROM KIDS’ MOUTHS
The Champagne trade body is known for being incredibly protective of its brand name.
White Wine: Top 11 Shocking Health Benefits
When it comes to the health benefits of drinking alcohol, red wine gets all the attention. However, white wine is not without its health benefits – in fact, there are quite a few that have gone unnoticed.
Who is drinking cider?
Willamette Valley Wine Boundaries Expand
The addition of 18,560 acres to the Willamette Valley AVA may be a small step for the region, but it marks the giant stride Oregon’s wine industry has taken since 1983.
FIREBALL ‘MOST RECOMMENDED’ SPIRIT IN US
Conducted by market research agency Actûrus, the MSS US Bartender Influencer Study asks 15,000 bartenders for their opinions on major spirits brands, and ranks them according to the frequency in which they are recommended to consumers.
WOODFORD RESERVE UNVEILS 2016 DERBY DESIGN
A celebration of the 2016 ‘Run for the Roses’, the bottle features artwork by award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly, who is the ‘Official Artist of American Pharoah – Triple Crown Winner’.
New Survey Shows What Wine You Like, and Why
How do we choose? Price? Region? Color? Label?
WHO IS THIS BRETT AND WHY IS HIS NAME ON ALL THESE IPAS?
In the ever-expanding universe of beers labeled IPA is a newcomer that confuses just about everyone—the Brett IPA.
Say Goodbye to the ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’
Dos Equis is about to get a new Most Interesting Man in the World.
Sparkling Wine From Brazil
Brazilian sparklers are still new to the U.S. market, but their popularity and success is well-established at home.
Cereal and Wine Pairing Throw Down
It certainly seems like a good idea. After all, cereal is the only food that can follow an outstanding meal.
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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
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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
Tri-County Adult Education
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!
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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.
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