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Budweiser takes the top spot in the BrandZ Beer Top 10 Brands list, but which other brews feature in the rankings?
Pairing beer with sliders
Stack your plate high: Sliders are the perfect three-bite snack to pair with your favorite pint.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER WITH THESE 13 ICE CREAM TRUCK TREAT WINE PAIRINGS
Some of the best frozen treats with the perfect wine.
FIVE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VODKA BOTTLES EVER CREATED
The Most Unique Wine Event I’ve Ever Experienced
Grapetionary A-Z, with one grape designated for each letter and one wine made from each grape.
COMING SOON TO THE FRANKLIN WINE CLUB!
TEEN BINGE DRINKING AT ‘HISTORIC LOW’ IN US
Underage and binge drinking levels have dropped to “historic lows” in the US, according to the latest survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
How Technology Is Transforming the Wine Industry
Wine is a $300 billion industry, and so far, only a handful of start-ups have been making big waves in this niche area.
Beer distribution supports thousands of jobs in Massachusetts
A recent study available through the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts points out that the local beer distribution industry supports 2,200 jobs in the state
What Are Wine Lees? (Sur Lie Explained)
You might have seen the words “sur lie” on a bottle of Loire white wine. Sur lie translates to “on the lees,” but what exactly are wine lees and what do they do?
How Sparkling Wine Is Made
Learn the primary methods used for sparkling wine production including the traditional Champagne method and the tank method (used for Prosecco).
More on glyphosate in wine
Glyphosate, active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has been found to be present in 10 different California wines.
Yes, you can get drunk eating food made with alcohol
If you’ve ever been told that cooking “burns off” any alcohol in the food you’re eating, be forewarned: That’s entirely untrue.
CONO SUR PLANS TO PRODUCE CHILE’S FIRST ALBARIÑO
Adolfo Hurtado of Chile’s Cono Sur has revealed an ambition to produce the country’s first Albariño, with the winery currently on the hunt for a suitable site in the south of Chile.
This “Smart Table” Chills Wine & Charges Your Phone As You Eat
Stop whatever you are doing because the future is knocking on your front door, and it’s about to make your mealtimes as Millennial AF. SmartSlab designed a futuristic smart table that chills wine, along with a slew of other cool functions.
BEER AND ICE CREAM PAIRINGS
Pair 10 Popular Ice Cream Flavors with a Variety of Cold Brews
Where Do You Stand in the Boxed vs Canned Wine Debate?
So, which is it? Boxed wine or canned wine?
Mendocino County divided into cannabis appellations
The word “Mendocino” on a cannabis product label may soon carry as much weight as the word “Napa” does on a bottle of wine.
New Ste. Michelle Product
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting a new Italian wine label, Mamma Mia Wines. Including a red and white blend (both positioned at around $12 a 750-ml.), Mamma Mia is sourced from southern Italy’s Puglia region. Intended as a food-friendly range of wines to pair with Italian and other cuisines, Mamma Mia is launching nationwide this summer.
CAVA DO LAUNCHES SINGLE ESTATE CLASSIFICATION
The CRDO del Cava (Cava Regulatory Board) has officially launched a new classification of Cava – Cava del Paraje – a premium category specific to the region for single estate Cavas produced to strict criteria.
WINE SHAMPOO LAUNCHED BY CELEBRITY STYLIST
Celebrity hair stylist John Blaine has launched a new hair care range including a shampoo, conditioner and hydro serum infused with red grape extract.
Don’t protect lousy liquor stores
Interesting opinion on the changes to laws in Colorado
There’s More to Greek Liquor Than Just Ouzo
Today there are hundreds of ouzo producers across the country, and stiff regulations about what can be called ouzo, but a rare few are starting to go back to the traditional ways as attitudes change.
Brewery mocks Trump with ‘Dumb Donald’ beer
A Chicago-based brewery is releasing a beer named “Dumb Donald,” poking fun at presumptive GOP presidential nominee
U.S. vintners fracture over TTIP wine debate
The divide sets up a major showdown as U.S. and EU negotiators work furiously to wrap up the trade talks before President Barack Obama leaves office.
U.S. wine industry is holding firm to a deal Washington struck with Brussels in 2006 that allows American vintners to keep labeling their products with such regional designations so long as they were doing so before the agreement was struck
Ten ways to define a “cool climate” wine region
How do you define a “cool climate” wine region? According to the folk behind this year’s International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, the distinguishing characteristic is how much sleep the winemaker gets
Have famous athletes autograph your wine bottles and pay over 12 months allowing you time to sell your wine!
This very unique program will give your winery a definite marketing edge over other wineries.
Everything You Need To Know About German Wine
When you think of German wines (assuming you do think of them) you might have a vague idea that they make Riesling, and that it might or might not have a skull-crushing amount of residual sugar.
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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!
Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.
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