Liquor Industry News/Links 03-26-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-26-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Our Easter Newsletter

Happy Easter

Lets Us Help You With Food And Wine Pairings

We Will Be Open Easter Sunday 10am-2pm

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Yoga And Wine Event

This Week The Franklin Wine Club Partnered With Franklin Yoga

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First Of Its Kind

Pairing Chakras With Wines!

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/franklin-wine-club-yoga-and-wine-event/

Happy Easter

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine in Japan

A Guide to Easter Food & Wine Pairings

Are additives always a bad thing?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS WITH 8 POPULAR TAKE-OUT OPTIONS

There are certain nights of the week when cooking just isn’t an option.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/pairing-wine-with-8-popular-take-out-options/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d859b3f8d2-Mar_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d859b3f8d2-38937345

For wine producers, small is beautiful – but big is useful

Size isn’t everything in a vineyard – but it matters

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/20/wine-producers-small-is-beautiful-big-is-useful

MA Gov. OKs Liquor License for Shrewsbury’s Whole Foods

Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation this week that authorizes the town to issue an additional liquor license

http://patch.com/massachusetts/shrewsbury/gov-oks-liquor-license-shrewsburys-whole-foods-0

10 ESSENTIAL NEW ENGLAND BEERS

Here are ten very good, easily obtainable beers to look for on your next swing through New England.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/10-essential-new-england-beers/

Horizon Beverage Keeps Bacardi

Bacardi USA has renewed its distribution alliance with Horizon Beverage in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, signing a multi-year pact with the New England wholesaler. Bacardi and Horizon have had a decades-long relationship. Earlier this year, Bacardi appointed the newly formed Southern Glazer’s as its exclusive distributor across most of the U.S. market, but Southern Glazer’s doesn’t operate in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, both of which are franchise states

13 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BACARDI

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/13-things-you-didnt-know-about-bacardi/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

A Guide to the Spanish Vermouth Renaissance

A vermouth renaissance is sweeping Spain as drinkers embrace a cultural icon that’s been in decline since the 1970s. François Monti with a guide to the styles and top producers of Spanish vermouth.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/a-guide-to-spanish-vermouth-and-brands/

It’s Just Not True—Five Wine Myths

In every case, these statements and opinions are myths

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/03/4150/

An Upside To Climate Change? Better French Wine

While climate change threatens coastal cities and generates extreme weather, the effects of global warming could bring good news to some of France’s most esteemed vineyards.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/21/470872883/an-upside-to-climate-change-better-french-wine

Wine in Japan

Grasp the basics of traditional and nonconventional winemaking countries

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http://www.afoodieworld.com/the-flying-winemaker/6283-grape-globe-wine-in-japan

FIND WHICH FRENCH WINE STYLE BEST SUITS YOU

French Wines with Style has launched a new Facebook app that asks users a series of questions to discover the style of French wine that best suits their personality.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/find-which-french-wine-style-best-suits-you/

GLEN MORAY RE-ENGINEERS RANGE FOR GROWTH

Among the recent additions are a Chardonnay cask finish, which was unveiled earlier this year.

IN STOCK!!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/03/glen-moray-re-engineer-range-for-growth/

Raising the Bar: Truth in Wine Marketing

So how can wineries refine their stories to be more truthful?

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/03/raising-the-bar-truth-in-wine-marketing/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=1b521455dd-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-1b521455dd-299904425

A Guide to Easter Food & Wine Pairings

On this particular long weekend, most of us are well versed in what food to serve and when. From fish on Good Friday to roast lamb on Easter Sunday with an abundance of chocolate in between, simple traditions are followed every year.

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http://www.wsetglobal.com/news_centre/756.asp

Thanks to this ingenious glass, you’ll never spill wine again

These spacey glasses are our reimagination of a traditional italian glassblowing technique, which we appropriated to prevent messy spills and stains. Four years of research and refinement has culminated in Saturn Glasses that are surprisingly light and satisfying to drink from

http://www.superduperstudio.net/#saturn

THE WINES YOU NEED TO DRINK TO UNDERSTAND OAK

You can train your palate. Here’s how:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-wines-you-need-to-drink-to-understand-oak/

Carménère Wine Guide

Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France and now grows almost only in Chile.

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

Frost Protection Wind Machine Fan

Cool way vineyards protect vines

https://youtu.be/t9bRjaSooWo

Wine Consumption Stats

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Are additives always a bad thing?

It’s the secret wine makers almost universally decline to admit: More additives are used in wine around the world today than ever before.

Gum arabic, sometimes called guar gum, is a byproduct of Acacia trees and helps to deal with unpleasant tannins in otherwise rough and rugged red wines. It is also widely used in the production of many foods.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5397575-181/on-wine-are-additives-always

Alto Adige: Back to the future

Alto Adige is the very northern, Alpine and predominantly German-speaking part of Italy, bordering Austria.

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http://www.decanter.com/features/alto-adige-back-to-the-future-296390/

Rose, Musty Basement, and Oak? How to Train Your Palate to Taste Wine Like a Pro

“The nose carries notes of crushed berries, fig, and fresh roses,” says the sommelier, describing the wine you’re tasting to decide whether to order a bottle. Does it really smell like all those things? Sure—to a trained palate.

http://www.vogue.com/13419159/wine-tasting-how-to-train-your-palate/

Flavor Profiles of White Wines (Infographic)

A simple visualization of primary flavor components in white wines and how they are expressed in different varieties. This chart contains 16 common white wine varieties and 10 primary flavor components in varying degree.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/flavor-profiles-of-white-wines/

California Court Dismisses Arsenic Lawsuit Against Wineries

For over a year now, some of California’s biggest wine producers stood accused of “poisoning” consumers with excessive levels of arsenic in 83 wine brands.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/52904

New Dreaming Tree

Constellation is extending Impact “Hot Brand” wine franchise The Dreaming Tree with a Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc retails at $15 a bottle and is launching nationwide. Like the rest of The Dreaming Tree lineup—which Constellation created in collaboration with musician Dave Matthews—its bottle is about a quarter pound lighter than the average wine bottle and sports a label made with 100% recycled paper.

How To Transport Wine Bottles on an Airplane?

Shipping wine internationally has a lot of restrictions, but what about carrying wine on the plane?

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/03/24/how-to-transportcheck-in-wine-bottles-on-an-airplane/

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BUYING AND ENJOYING BAROLO WINE

For many of the most storied wine regions of the world, understanding them and the wines they produce can be overwhelming.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/the-essential-guide-to-buying-and-enjoying-barolo-wine/

Study Shows Widespread Contamination of Glyphosate Weedkiller in California Wine

Moms Across America released a new study revealing that ten major California wines contained the chemical glyphosate, the declared “active” ingredient in Roundup weedkiller and 700 other glyphosate-based herbicides.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/680/attachments/original/1458830087/GlyphosateContaminationinWinePressReport_(2).pdf?1458830087

What Does It Mean for a Wine to Be Corsican?

Not fully French, and strongly influenced by Italy, Corsica is a wine island unto itself. Jon Bonné on what it means for a wine to be Corsican, and how the island fits into the next great chapter in Mediterranean wine.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/what-does-it-mean-for-a-wine-to-be-corsican-wine/

Champagne Baby Bottle: Newborns Can Drink Milk In Style Thanks To This Latest Trend

A new alternative to a classic baby’s milk bottle has launched in the form of a champagne-style design.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/champagne-flute-baby-bottle_uk_56f3bc9ee4b04aee1b7003b7

 

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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Thursday April 14

Think Pink Tasting

Rose Tasting

Guest Host John Grange

Spring is here!

Rosé sales are getting bigger every year and are the perfect springtime wine.

At this tasting we will taste many Rosé wines,

John will also share some French wines including Champagne and a nice Spanish selection.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/229826409/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

 

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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http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

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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Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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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.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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