Liquor Industry News/Links 04-23-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-23-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club 

La Cantina Winery Tasting

In Our Wine Room This Week

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

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 

Everyone Really Is Just Picking Their Wine Based on the Label

Wine.net surveyed 2,000 wine drinkers about their buying and consumption habits, asking them to choose between three bottles of red wine and three bottles of white wine without providing any information besides images of each bottle.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/everyone-really-is-just-picking-their-wine-based-on-the-label

 

This Ridiculously Chic Sommelier Will Pick Your Wine Based on Your Favorite Color

Intimidated by mile-long wine lists? Lelañea Fulton shares her tricks of the trade.

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http://www.elle.com/culture/travel-food/news/a35659/lelanea-fulton-sommelier-interview/

 

Does Italy really produce finer wines than France?

Italy might produce more wine than France, but does it actually produce finer wines the French as the Italian Prime Minister proudly claimed? Experts give their opinion.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20160415/italian-wine-better-than-french-wine

Wines From Dry to Sweet

We charted the sweetness in wine from bone-dry to richly sweet. Sweetness (and how we discuss it) is one of the most commonly misunderstood topics in wine, but with a little clarification you can taste and talk like a pro.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-from-dry-to-sweet-chart/

 

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

One of the great misconceptions about wine is that you simply need to pull the cork, pour yourself a glass, and a wine will be at its optimum.

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http://montrealgazette.com/life/dont-be-afraid-to-play-with-your-wine

 

Biodynamic vs organic

What’s the difference and is one way better than the other?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-terminology/biodynamic-vs-organic-ask-decanter-296008/

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO

Barbaresco is a small area in the Piedmont about halfway between Milan and the French border.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/produttori-del-barbaresco

 

YOU SHOULD CONSUME CHOCOLATE AND WINE FOR THIS AMAZING REASON!

A recent study conducted by King’s College London has shown that chocolate and red wine actually helps keep people fit and healthy.

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http://www.davidwolfe.com/consume-chocolate-wine-amazing-reason/

 

HOW TO LEVEL UP FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS

Wine pairing is hardly the purview of just wine snobs and sommeliers; in fact, it’s hardly tricky at all, so long as you treat wine like you would any other flavor.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-level-up-food-and-wine-pairings

 

Best wine label scanning apps 2016

When the first wine label scanning apps appeared around three years ago, it seemed like pocket-sized alchemy. Now, anybody could identify a wine from a photograph taken using their smartphone. It was revelatory.

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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/best-wine-labelscanning-apps-2016

 

Why Green Certify? Marketing Versus Sustainability

But does anyone care besides the wineries themselves? If, according to the 2015 Survey of American Wine Consumer Preferences, conducted by Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute, only 18 percent of the respondents indicated that organic, sustainable, or biodynamic wines influence their decision to purchase a wine, why get certified in the first place?

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/04/why-green-certify-marketing-versus-sustainability/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=c7f767d59d-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-c7f767d59d-299904425

 

New Crémant de Bourgogne ranking agreed

Burgundy producers have approved a new ranking system for sparkling wine Crémant de Bourgogne, to include ‘Eminent’ and ‘Grand Eminent’ levels.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-cremant-de-bourgogne-ranking-approved-299308/

 

New Grape Varieties for Champagne

There are currently 6 grape varieties used in making Champagne.

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http://www.glassofbubbly.com/new-grape-varieties-for-champagne/

How to Always Pour the Perfect Red Wine?

To make your life easier we’ve designed the above infographic that allows you to easily select the type of wine that’s right for you.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/19/how-to-always-pour-the-perfect-red-wine/

 

Grapefruit Wine Is France’s Latest Obsession

A bottled cocktail of rosé wine mixed with grapefruit juice.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/4/19/11456746/wine-rose-cocktail-grapefruit-france

 

Higher alcohol Not Your Father’s Root Beer to go national

Almost a year after a 5.9 percent alcohol version of the boozy root beer invented by Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery became a national sensation, a 10.7 percent alcohol incarnation will get distribution in 45 states, a company news release said.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-not-your-fathers-root-beer-higher-alcohol-20160419-story.html

REBEL YELL UNVEILS ROOT BEER AND GINGER WHISKEYS

Available throughout the US from April this year, Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey and Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey feature the brand’s new bottle design with cork stoppers and thicker glass.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/rebel-yell-unveils-root-beer-and-ginger-whiskeys/?article-source=newsletter&source=673&date=2016-04-21

 

Is Drinking Beer Really Good for Breast-feeding? Or Is That an Old Wives’ Tale?

Most experts agree that when it comes to alcohol, if you can drive, you can breast-feed.

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http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/drinking-beer-good-for-breastfeeding.html

 

The Trouble With Sparkling Wine

It’s too often an afterthought on wine lists, and it’s rarely treated with the care that it requires and deserves. Why?

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/food/963733-129/the-bar-code-the-trouble-with

 

New Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Truro, Massachusetts-based Farmer Willie’s is launching its Alcoholic Ginger Beer throughout markets in Massachusetts and Rhode Island following a local test run last summer. It’s made with a blend of cold-pressed ginger, cane sugar, lemon juice, molasses and nutmeg. The hard ginger beer will be available on- and off-premise at select accounts throughout the metro Boston area, as well as Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the South Shore of Massachusetts and Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. Farmer Willie’s (4.5% abv) retails for about $8.99 a four-pack of 12-ounce cans.

Mollie Openshaw of Mood Swing Wines on the Joys of Menopause

From our friends at Uncorked Monthly

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http://uncorkedmonthly.com/mollie-openshaw-of-mood-swing-wines-on-the-joys-of-menopause/

US Breweries

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WHY SOME WINEMAKERS THINK CONCRETE EGGS CHANNEL MYSTICAL ENERGY

The use of concrete in winemaking goes back centuries, but the egg-shaped container is fairly new.

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http://blog.lastbottlewines.com/education/concrete-wine-fermentation/

 

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

A potential adaptation strategy for the industry would be to adjust production practices – which is easier to do in some regions than others

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justine-vanden-heuvel/how-climate-change-will-t_b_9744348.html

 

CALIFORNIA DISTILLERY CREATES CANNABIS VODKA

The vodka is infused with cannabis stavia and made with local and legally grown hemp, which is distinguished from marijuana by having a THC content less than 0.3%.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/florida-distillery-creates-cannabis-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=674&date=2016-04-22

 

TRUMP VODKA SEIZED IN KOSHER SCAM

It launched in 2007, but stopped selling in the US in around 2011 after producer Drinks Americas, which had rights over the Trump moniker, said the brand failed to meet the sales thresholds.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/trump-vodka-seized-in-kosher-scam/

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing Summertime Citra Ale, a new version of its traditional Summer Ale that debuted in 2011. This year’s summer offering is a blonde ale brewed with an increased amount of Citra hops and pale malt, which the company says impart more citrus and passion fruit notes. Summertime Citra Ale (4.2% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99) and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99). The summer release will also be available in Narragansett’s latest Clam Shack Summer Variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99), which also includes Del’s Shandy and Narragansett Lager. The company recently announced plans to return brewing operations to its home state for the first time since 1983.

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April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

Assorted Ricotta Crostini – Lemon/Pepper, Watercress, Chutney, Tomato/Basil, Pear and Pecan

About The Moonlight Chef

“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

http://www.themoonlightchef.net

 

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Purple Wine Company

Featuring Lucky Star Wines

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Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in the small, west Sonoma County town of Graton, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In 2014, Benham broke ground on a new distillery in Graton called Graton Distilling Company with plans to produce small lot, artisanal spirits launching in early 2016. The Purple Wine + Spirits portfolio includes brands such as Avalon, Raeburn, Four Vines, Lucky Star, Cryptic, Flint & Steel and Calista.

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

Share the spirit of adventure and friendship over a glass of Lucky Star Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.

We seek grapes from our California vineyards that balance bold, expressive fruit flavors with crispness and finesse. Our aim is not only to make wines that are delicious on their own and delightful to pair with food, but that create moments that bring people together.

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

In the past we sampled wines released for first time in USA!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230489144/

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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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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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