Liquor Industry News/Links 07-23-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

07-23-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Save The Dates

Our Wine Room Will Be Busy Soon!

Here Are Some Upcoming Events:

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September

6th Tri-County Adult Ed

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

15th Franklin Wine Club

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

29th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October

6th Franklin Wine Club

Barton-Gustier French Wines

13th Franklin Adult Ed

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

20th Franklin Wine Club

Washington Ciders And Wines

27th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring Italian Wines

November

3rd Franklin Adult Ed

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

10th Tri-County Adult Ed

Wine Tasting 101

12th Franklin Wine Club

Rhone Valley French Wines

2017

February 16th Tri-County Adut Ed

Oscars Truffle And Wine (With The Sugar Shoppe

March 9th Tri-County Adult Ed

Exploring French Wines

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Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New MA License And ID Cards

How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

 

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 

Peeling Back the Dusty Curtain of Mass. Beer Distribution Law

The Senate has adopted a measure that would form a “special commission” to look at reforming current practices.

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http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/07/15/massachusetts-beer-laws-see-progress-in-the-senate/

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

Just like a chef needs outstanding ingredients to let a dish shine, a winemaker needs high quality grapes to make a good wine.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/christy-brissette-msc-rd/vine-to-wine_b_10998634.html

 

Why you should be drinking Balkan wine

Impress your friends (and your palate) by seeking out wines from the Balkans, which are produced both from international and indigenous varietals in food-friendly, easy-drinking yet eclectic styles that are easy on the wallet but taste anything but

http://dcrefined.com/eat-drink/why-you-should-be-drinking-balkan-wine

MORE BALKIN INFO:

http://www.winesofbalkans.com

 

How to buy Champagne — an expert guide

True Champagne must come from the Champagne region, in the northeast of France.

http://www.christies.com/features/How-to-buy-Champagne-7564-1.aspx

9 Situations in Which It Is Totally Fine to Put Ice in Your Wine

While I would never put ice into a ’67 BV Reserve, there are plenty of situations where I want ice in my wine and it is totally warranted.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/when-to-drink-iced-wine

 

Baja becomes a wine destination

The area has little more than 6,000 acres of vines, about the same number as in Carneros.

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http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/baja-becomes-a-wine-destination/article_1e5b2c6c-71bc-5de0-a0ad-a97d2070473c.html

 

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ EMOJI-ONLY MENU LANDS IN LONDON

Cool Idea…Next Our Wine List In Emoji Format!

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/little-yellow-door-intros-world-first-emoji-only-menu/

 

Here’s Why You Should Care That Beer Will Have Nutrition Labels

Over 70% of beer drinkers read nutrition labels in general. Moreover, calories, carbohydrates, and alcohol content could be of interest to beer drinkers…especially those counting calories.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/07/17/heres-why-you-should-care-that-beer-will-soon-have-nutrition-labels/#1e4220e36421

 

ENGLISH WINE GUIDE OMITS ENTIRE REGION

Follow Up On A Post Last Week

Popular US wine education blog Wine Folly has published a guide to English wine with one substantial omission – can you spot it?

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/english-wine-guide-omits-entire-region/

 

STAR TREK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COMMEMORATIVE CRAFT ALE

Shmaltz Brewing in New York have been commissioned by CBS to release a special ale commemorating the 50th anniversary of popular sci-fi show Star Trek.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/star-trek-celebrates-50th-anniversary-with-commemorative-craft-ale/

 

Barefoot Tramples Other Top Wine Brands

Latest Wine Industry Metrics report examines top 20 U.S. wine brands

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=171736

Is Wine Made in NY With Napa Grapes a “Napa Wine”?

If a winery in New York purchases grapes from a Napa Valley vineyard, has the Napa Valley grapes refrigerated and shipped to its winery in New York, then crushes, presses and ferments those Napa Valley grapes into a wine, then bottles that wine, can we reliably say that the wine is a “Napa Valley Wine”?

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http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/07/wine-made-ny-napa-wine/

How Much Alcohol Is in Your Drink? Stronger Beers and Wines Make It Harder to Tell

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How much does a wine’s rating really matter?

That’s also another problem with the rating system – there’s too much grade inflation. Anything rated less than 90 seems to be regarded as below average by many people. Go below an 80 rating and you’re entering swill territory.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/07/wine_pres_how_much_does_a_wine.html

 

Digging Deeper: King Estate Returns to its Roots in Pursuit of Biodynamic® Certification

King Estate is on track to become the largest Biodynamic winery in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/07/digging-deeper-king-estate-returns-to-its-roots-in-pursuit-of-biodynamic-certification/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=aec022817a-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-aec022817a-299904425

 

The Rise of Natural Wine

If you’re a wine drinker, no doubt you’ve heard the terms “natural,” “biodynamic,” and “organic” thrown around, but do you know what they mean? Is this latest fad in wine just that—a fad—or is it here to stay? Are they even any good?

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http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-1963932.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

How To Tell if A Natural Wine Sucks

Interesting Take On The Above Rise Of Natural Wines Story!

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2016/07/tell-natural-wine-sucks/

Trump Winery cited by Arizona officials for being too huge

Trump Winery paid a $250 fine in June and was told by the Arizona Liquor Department that it needed to get a new license if it still intended to do business in the state, said John Cocca, the director of the department.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2016/07/19/trump-winery-cited-arizona-officials-being-too-huge/87268566/

 

New MA License And ID Cards

July 24th Release Date

https://retailersma.org/sites/default/files/201%20CMR%2017.00%20Amendment%20-%20CLEAN.pdf

 

COUPLES THAT DRINK TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER

Couples with similar drinking habits are more likely to have a happier relationship, with the benefits of mutual drinking, or not drinking, “significantly greater among wives”, according to a US study.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/couples-that-drink-together-stay-together/

 

Hungarian Wine For The Win

A quick guide to Hungarian wines identifying 4 of Hungary’s most intriguing wine regions: Tokaj, Villány, Eger and Nagy Somló.

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http://winefolly.com/review/hungarian-wines-for-the-win/

 

The Story of Tokaji Wine

It’s the sweet wines of Tokaj that provide the most compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-story-of-tokaji-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=1893a6091f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-1893a6091f-62472929&mc_cid=1893a6091f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Castle Island Brewery MA News

Norwood, Massachusetts-based Castle Island Brewing Company is increasing production capacity by 50% to more than 9,000 barrels annually. Launched just last year, Castle Island says its core Candlepin session ale and Keeper IPA are driving growth, spreading to more than 650 accounts throughout the greater Boston area. Meanwhile, Castle Island is releasing a new limited edition, Juice Patrol Pale Ale, which is at 7% abv and features Cascade and Centennial hops. Other limited releases from the brewery have included Vern Wheat IPA, Causeway Double IPA and Big Ern Double IPA.

France Map

Interesting interactive map

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https://www.francetoday.com/france-map/

CAPTAIN MORGAN ASKS FOR CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION

The brand has launched a petition for Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution to be changed as it states that ““neither shall any person be eligible to [the office of President] who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/07/captain-morgan-asks-for-change-in-us-constitution/

Who uses label-scanning apps most?

Vivino and Delectable, where they were most frequently used. The results:

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/who-uses-label-scanning-apps-most

 

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 400 Club Members!

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September 15th

Italian Wines With Giovanni Folonari

October 6th

Barton-Gustier French Wines

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Pairings (With Elizabeth’s Bagels)

November 3rd

Wine Glass Painting-(With Franklin Art Center)

Medway Community Education

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 More Soon!

Tri-County Adult Education  

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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!

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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.

Our next session starts September 6 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Become A French Wine Scholar

Sign Up Here!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2068

Read More:

http://ow.ly/36mB3012R4K

September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

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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