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Wine Drinking And Brushing Teeth
Hidden Cost Of Supermarket Liquor Sales
Wine certifications and what they mean.
Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper
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How to match beer with food
Matching food with beer can lift a dish and showcase the complex nature of a really great brew. Read our four-part guide to pairing different beer styles.
America Without Tiers: Changing Wine Distribution
Despite a great diversity in the US wine market, dozens of wine producers – of all sizes – have continued to complain about what they perceive to be limited market access, which they blame on the distribution tier.
Liquor license caps called a “vestige of Puritan New England”
In general, state statute limits the number of liquor and wine and beer licenses for each city and town based on its population. The Legislature routinely makes exceptions to that law, granting additional licenses to municipalities on an individual basis through a local petition.
“It appears that with growing frequency the exceptions are overtaking the rule,” Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester told his colleagues on the floor. He said, “It seems that there is rarely a week that passes that we do not either in formal or informal session grant a municipality an additional liquor license, and usually Mr. President it is more than one.”
Our robot overlords: Whole Foods store replaces wine specialists with iPads
The store aims to target millennials by delivering foods in the Whole Foods ethos but with out the Whole Foods price tag
The woman behind the Judgment of Paris
Thanks to Joanne DePuy’s introductions to Chateau Montelena and to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, these two wines were included in the Paris tasting.
Millennials to restaurants: give us more tech
An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers.
Common Council denies Wal-Mart liquor license
The majority of the Council cited proximity to other retail sellers of alcohol, a lack of support in the community, concern over the safety of selling liquor in a large store, and because the store is not a new business coming into town.
GREAT TO SEE MORE EXAMPLES IN US OF SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
These four Massachusetts breweries won big at the World Beer Cup
Plus five other New England beers got awards.
The 1 Surprising Way Wine Drinkers Could Be Damaging Their Teeth
There’s one thing you should never do right after finishing your glass if you care about keeping your mouth in good shape: brush your teeth.
The Science Behind Great Wine
What makes a great wine… great?
Leading Tequila Brands
Hidden Costs Of Supermarket Sales?
WINERY PRODUCES SYNTHETIC ITALIAN SPARKLER
A San Francisco-based start-up has developed a method of making ‘wine’ without grapes that it claims is able to mimic the aroma and flavour profile of fine vintages.
Work underway in Nashua on what will be region’s largest liquor store in NH
Renovations have begun in south Nashua to construct the largest liquor store in New England — right at New Hampshire’s border with Massachusetts.
5 Really Weird, Useful Things You Can Do With Wine—Like Scrub Your Produce
Here are five ways you can put those leftovers to use
New beer made by monks arrives in the U.S.
At the Monastero di San Benedetto in central Italy, the monks understand the potential of the U.S. beer market — because these monks are American
The Beer Lover’s Infographic
Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked
Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have created a furfural-sensing polymer disk and app that can tell you when a beer has too much of a “stale” flavor.
Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island’s beloved wine biscuits
The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation that would create a special wine biscuit license allowing bakers to buy up to 2,000 gallons of wine a year from wholesalers.
Better Than Organic: Sustainability and Wine
There are a myriad (read: hot mess) of certifications in wine. In an attempt to make sense of sustainability in wine, here is a guide to some of the most commonly used wine certifications and what they mean.
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May 26th 7pm
The Evolution Of Red Blends
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.
Barboursville Vineyards Seminar
An in-depth tasting of the historic Barboursville wines of Charlottesville,
Virginia presented by Elizabeth George of Broadbent Selections. Discover the
winery that celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of making premium wine in
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Yoga And Wine
June 8th 7Pm
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 18
$40 Per Person
Vandervalk Farm & Winery Tour/Tasting
Vandervalk Farm and Winery in Mendon.
Enjoy an afternoon Winery Tour and Tasting at this beautiful farm winery. Come and learn more about how this local, family-run farm grows their own berries and uses them to make delicious fruit wines. See where the fruit is grown, tour the winemaking facility and sample their popular wines.
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