Liquor Industry News/Links 03-12-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-12-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Alcohol Training In Franklin

Big thank you to the Franklin Town Council for the new proposed alcohol-training bylaw. The requirement for ALL that serve or sell alcohol to be “safe server trained” is great for our community.

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160309/franklin-town-council-ponders-alcohol-training-requirement

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2016/03/live-reporting-alcohol-training-bylaw.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FranklinMatters+%28Franklin+Matters%29

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Painting and sipping wine is hot!

Italy invaded by boars

Glass in your Corona?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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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

http://www.vogue.com/13410263/wine-rules-to-break/

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/03/04/collectors-file-the-decadent-damilano-cannubi-barolo/#1e7d66fe6e4f

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.

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http://thewineshow.com

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

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http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2016/03/where_is_california_wine_going.html

Painting, Sipping and Selling Wine

Wine companies are reaching new consumers, particularly young women, at paint ‘n’ sip events

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http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/52845

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

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NOTE: Use this app for MANY Beer, Liquor and Wine rebates!!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/anheuser-busch-partners-with-ibotta-to-offer-cash-back-on-beer-purchases-at-grocers-convenience-stores-bars-and-restaurants-300230104.html

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.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/where-wine-heading

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.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/9-things-you-dont-know-about-ipa/

THE ONE PERCENT’S FAVORITE CHAMPAGNE BRANDS [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Champagne brands are America’s wealthiest households drinking?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-one-percents-favorite-champagne-brands-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=261ac9e3e9-Mar_4_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-261ac9e3e9-38937345

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.

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=165652

New Seltzer

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.

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http://sputniknews.com/science/20160305/1035834564/italy-robot-wine-processing.html

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.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/world/europe/italy-tuscany-chianti-wine.html

HOW THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRINKERS FEEL ABOUT WHITE WINE [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s what you love about white wine:

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/our-survey-reveals-how-the-next-generation-of-consumers-feel-about-white-wine-infographic/

 

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

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/03/p7201083/stony-creek-brewery-expands-distribution-into-massachusetts?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=baab300c95-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+7%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-baab300c95-36686829

 

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.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mystery-of-charles-shaw-better-known-as-2-buck-chuck/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

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

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=165808

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.

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

THE 20 MOST POPULAR AMERICAN BEERS

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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.

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http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=165903

Understanding German riesling labels

Ralph Kyte-Powell provides a handy guide to some of the more confounding German riesling terms

http://www.winecompanion.com.au/news/news-articles/2016/march/understanding-german-riesling-labels

US Beverage Industry Expo, held in Washington, D.C. Stats

Let’s look at some numbers presented during the conference.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/03/usbevx-16-new-normal/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=5a3f03f6bf-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-5a3f03f6bf-299904425

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

Six packs of bottled Corona beer, produced by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, sit on display in a store in Paris, France, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. AB Inbev is planning to sell bonds worth as much as $55 billion to finance its $106 billion takeover of SABMiller Plc, setting a record for debt issuance to fund a corporate acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

http://time.com/4252950/corona-beer-glass-recall/

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

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/03/booze-movies-5-documentaries-about-wine.html

The Best Wine to Pair With Your Easter Candy, Because Why Not?

To be honest, we’ll take any excuse to drink wine

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https://www.popsugar.com/food/Best-Easter-Candy-Wine-Pairings-40507473

CHAMPAGNE FAILS TO TAKE FOOD FROM KIDS’ MOUTHS

The Champagne trade body is known for being incredibly protective of its brand name.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/champagne-fails-to-take-food-from-kids-mouths/

 

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.

http://ppcorn.com/us/2016/03/08/white-wine-11-shocking-health-benefits/

Who is drinking cider?

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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.

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=165922

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.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/03/fireball-most-recommended-spirit-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=644&date=2016-03-09

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’.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/03/woodford-reserve-unveils-2016-derby-design/?article-source=newsletter&source=646&date=2016-03-11

New Survey Shows What Wine You Like, and Why

How do we choose? Price? Region? Color? Label?

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http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/03/new-survey-shows-what-wine-you-like-and-why.html

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.

http://allaboutbeer.com/brett-ipa/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2f1cc6c8d9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+10%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2f1cc6c8d9-36686829

Say Goodbye to the ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’

Dos Equis is about to get a new Most Interesting Man in the World.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/272203

Sparkling Wine From Brazil

Brazilian sparklers are still new to the U.S. market, but their popularity and success is well-established at home.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/03/09/wednesday-night-wine-sparkling-wine-from-brazil/#52d1df155b01

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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http://winefolly.com/update/cereal-and-wine-pairing-throw-down/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3d43e98cef-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3d43e98cef-62472929&mc_cid=3d43e98cef&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

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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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$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.

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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.

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