Liquor Industry News/Links 05-07-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-07-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Calories In Wine

Wine Drinkers Choice By Package

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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AMERICA’S BEST WINE REGIONS TO VISIT, RANKED BY SOMMELIERS

And while you may very well be thinking about doing some wine tasting on your next vacation, you might not know where to go to get the most wine for your time.

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-us-wine-regions-to-visit-finger-lakes-napa-valley-sonoma-valley

 

Alcohol Consumption By Income And Education

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Reality of Wine Prices (What You Get For What You Spend)

How much should we expect to spend on decent wine?

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http://winefolly.com/update/reality-of-wine-prices-what-you-get-for-what-you-spend/

 

Study Says Drinking Beer Can Help You Lose Weight

In the study, researchers at Oregon State University used mice to test the effects of beer. The study found that xanthohumol, a flavor found in beer, helped the mice lose weight, and even lowered their cholesterol levels.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/30/study-says-drinking-beer-can-help-you-lose-weight/

 

All about Alsace wines – grapes, oak, names and what makes them special

The only French region allowed to include grape varietals on its labels, Alsace is known for its fruity, perfumed white wines made from grapes including gewurztraminer, riesling and pinot gris.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1938961/all-about-alsace-wines-grapes-oak-names-and-what

 

Don’t bother ‘demystifying’ wine – the magic is in what we don’t know

There is a sense of magic in the unknown, but for some reason we’ve been hell-bent on removing it from wine. Why?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/dont-bother-demystifying-wine—the-magic-is-in-what-we-dont-kno/

 

The U.S. Market’s Top Imported Premium Wines

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Quini May Newsletter

Our friends at Quni latest newsletter

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/DC2C062341E902EB/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

New Not Your Father’s

COMING SOON

A creamy ale brewed with

Madagascar Vanilla, combining a lightly

sweet flavor with a smooth finish to

create a refreshing beer.

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The Best-Value French Wines for Your Money

The Loire Valley produces a diverse range of wines that are not only desirable and noteworthy—but incredibly affordable

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-value-french-wines-for-your-money-1462228689

Unlimited Bourbon Resources

Now Accessible to All

The American Bourbon Association recently launched its website, http://americanbourbonassociation.com

How to count the calories in wine

Wine can cause weight gain because it is a concentrated source of calories.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/how-to-count-the-calories-in-wine-ask-decanter

 

The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know “The Grid”

No singular secret masters the art of blind tasting. Anyone can learn, and practice makes perfect.

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http://winefolly.com/review/blind-wine-tasting-grid-pdf/

 

Meet the ‘New King’ of Croatian Sparkling Wine

Krešimir Ivančić is a young winemaker who was among the first in Croatia to introduce the technology of producing wine and sparkling wines with cold maceration, a method that enables the production of wines and sparkling wines with a strong floral and fruity bouquet…

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http://www.croatiaweek.com/meet-the-new-king-of-croatian-sparkling-wine/

Craft Beer Production Segmentation

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Is the wine industry confusing its consumers?

Wine trends, of course, tend to work on a pendulum basis.

http://www.just-drinks.com/comment/is-the-wine-industry-confusing-its-consumers-comment_id120111.aspx

WHISTLEPIG DEBUTS HOME-GROWN OAK EXPRESSION

Rye whiskey brand WhistlePig has released its first expression developed using home-grown Vermont white oak – WhistlePig 15 Year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/05/whistlepig-releases-first-home-grown-oak-expression/?article-source=newsletter&source=681&date=2016-05-04

Is BevMo! Engaging In A ‘Bait-And-Switch’ With Wine? Suit Claims It Is

A class-action suit has been filed that alleges BevMo! engaged in a “bait-and-switch,” displaying price signage for bottles with wine ratings for specific years that weren’t the years for sale on the shelf.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/03/is-bevmo-engaging-in-a-bait-and-switch-with-wine-suit-claims-it-is/

Italy: Background on the Italian Wine Sector

Italy’s 2015 wine production is estimated at 4.7 billion liters, 13.5 percent more than the previous campaign (4.2 billion liters) and 4 percent above the ten-year average, thanks to ideal weather conditions. Reportedly, quality is excellent.

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http://www.fas.usda.gov/data/italy-background-italian-wine-sector

 

Would you taste wine from a cemetery’s vineyard?

Church wants to plant vineyards near cemetery

http://www.kcra.com/news/would-you-taste-wine-from-a-cemeterys-vineyard/39370346

 

Ste. Michelle launches Drumheller Wines

Washington’s largest wine producer is adding a new label to its lineup.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/05/04/drumheller-wines/

 

New England’s best summer festivals for beer, wine, and food

These six seasonal events are worth raising a glass to.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/05/04/new-england-best-summer-festivals-for-beer-wine-and-food/KqQnvXxBJaKdT4aIHdvoVL/story.html

 

The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Beer – From the Experts Themselves

According to the FDA, a beer can be considered gluten-free as long as it tests under 20 parts per million (ppm).

http://glutendude.com/alcohol/ultimate-guide-to-gluten-free-beer/

 

Where To Find The Best Value Red Wines (2016 Edition)

The secret to finding good cheap wine is to accept the fact that wine changes every year and great buys transition from region to region depending on the quality of the vintage.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-cheap-red-wines-2016/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a85666b1f9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a85666b1f9-62472929&mc_cid=a85666b1f9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Packing: The Window to Your Wine’s Soul

Think taste is the main determiner of repeat wine purchases? Studies consistently show that non-expert wine drinkers are far more likely to remember the design and color of a wine’s packaging than the taste of the product itself.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/05/05/packing-window-wines-soul

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

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TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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Watch For Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Wine Scholat Guild

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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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Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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