Liquor Industry News/Links 08-06-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-06-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE, IWS*

What Is BIG In The Wine World?

When You See This What Do You Think Of?

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Did You Know That 80-85% Of All Wine You See In MOST Stores

Is Owned By 5 Major Corporations?

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When We Think Of National Brands We Think Of This:

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At Franklin Liquors We Believe In Tasting, Research And Education

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Many Wines We Stock Are Family Owned Like Us

Many Wines We Stock Have Production Under 1,000 Cases!

So When You See National Brands Or Shop BIG

Think Of The Small Wines

We Are Here To Help You With Your Wine Needs

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Fall Beer Soon!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

90 Points the New Average for Wine Advocate

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

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 

Swiss bank on vineyards of Lavaux to make fine wine

In Switzerland’s food hall of fame, chocolate and cheese easily overshadow wine.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-swiss-wine-lavaux-travel-0814-20160729-story.html

 

Expensive Wine Is For Suckers

MUST WATCH Video!!

http://www.manufacturing.net/videos/2016/07/expensive-wine-suckers

Trend Alert: Gose is the Latest Craft-Beer Craze

An unfiltered German wheat beer soured with Lactobacillus, gose (pronounced goes-uh) has a distinct salinity from the addition of salt and subtle floral notes from coriander.

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http://www.feastmagazine.com/drink/on-trend/article_253cd846-5425-11e6-9579-eff236b829da.html

 

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT BANK BORDEAUX

Bordeaux region was divided into Left and Right banks, and that said banks have nothing to do with cash withdrawals or ridiculous ATM fees.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/the-differences-between-right-and-left-bank-bordeaux/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3c0b211754-Jul_29_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3c0b211754-38937345

 

5 Apps Every Beer Lover Needs On Their Phone

Stop taking selfies and use that smart phone for what God intended it to be used for: to find more beer.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/5-apps-every-beer-lover-needs-on-their-phone.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=dc078f5ef9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+29%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-dc078f5ef9-36686829

 

Faces of missing, murdered featured on wine bottles

A group of volunteer investigators are re-inventing how missing person cases are solved.

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http://www.cbs46.com/story/32569053/faces-of-missing-murdered-featured-on-wine-bottles

 

New Gansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing a new beer in its Lovecraft Series, White Ship White IPA. The 6.8%-abv, Belgian-style white IPA is brewed with four types of American and Belgian malts, along with El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Narragansett’s White Ship White IPA is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans retailing at about $12-$13. It’s launching throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon and Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina.

31 JULY 1395: THE BANNING OF GAMAY

The anniversary of Philip the Bold’s famous edict banning Gamay from the Côte d’Or, an act which has had far-reaching consequences for the region.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/07/31-july-1395-the-banning-of-gamay/

 

Can’t decide on a bottle of wine? This app can help

We’ve all been there. Countless hours spent scouring the wine aisle, trying to find the perfect bottle based on a label and price alone. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a personal sommelier, making suggestions based on your taste preferences? Naturally, there’s now an app for that.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/29/artificial-intelligence-and-wine.html

 

Napa’s Newest All-Star Cabernet

There’s a new All-Star in Napa Valley. Former Toronto Blue Jays, L.A. Angels and New York Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells has teamed with Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta to create Jack winery.

NEW YORK - JUNE 05:  Vernon Wells #12 of the New York Yankees bats during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali)

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Napa-All-Star-Cabernet-from-Vernon-Wells-Chris-Iannetta

 

19 Gadgets That Will Make Any Wine-Lover Say “Whoa”

If you’re like me and are looking to up your wine-drinking game, then look no further: these products are here to make it happen.

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http://theberry.com/2016/07/27/19-gadgets-that-will-make-any-wine-lover-say-whoa/

 

50 Clever Wine Cork Crafts You’ll Fall In Love With

Most DIYer’s love wine cork crafts because they are some of the easiest and most fun DIY projects out there

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http://diyjoy.com/diy-wine-cork-crafts-craft-ideas

 

Scientists use solar-powered machine to turn urine into beer

Mankind has been turning beer into urine for centuries.

Leave it to science to find a way to reverse that process.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/28/scientists-use-solar-powered-machine-to-turn-urine-into-beer/

 

SAMUEL ADAMS AND MIKKELLER COLLABORATE FOR ‘BUGS & BERRIES’

Bugs and Berries is an American wild ale brewed with a wheat base and wild yeast strains with an addition of sour cherries from Denmark and strawberries from New England.

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http://allaboutbeer.com/news/samuel-adams-mikkeller-bugs-berries/

 

Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

Here are 7 tips to help you decode Italian wines laws, which will also make it easier for you to choose–and ultimately enjoy–Italian wine.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/decoding-the-language-of-italian-wine-laws-from-igt-to-dop/?inf_contact_key=76bef0fbb146cd2539ccd1e3006d726ff127eb96050a381373ddddd2efefc4a4

 

BUD LIGHT UNVEILS NFL CAN DESIGNS

Bud Light has unveiled new limited edition packaging designs featuring the National Football league teams it sponsors.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/bud-light-unveils-nfl-can-designs/

 

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

The United States of America are united on one front: all 50 states in the Union are, in some way shape or form, growing grapes and producing wine. For a country as a whole, we may not agree fully on anything, but this, rest assured, is fact and not up for debate.

http://napavalleywineacademy.com/50-united-states-and-50-wine-facts/

 

Gansett and Bananagrams team up to produce a beer

Now, for something completely different, the brewer brings you fun and games with “Hi Neighbor, Have a Hefeweizen!” a collaboration that celebrates Bananagrams. The Rhode Island game company, created by Abraham Nathanson at his home in Narragansett, is 10 years old this year.

http://www.providencejournal.com/entertainmentlife/20160802/gansett-and-bananagrams-team-up-to-produce-beer

 

$10? $100? WHY WINE COSTS WHAT IT DOES

From the quality of the grapes to restaurant markups, breaking down a bottle’s price

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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/02/why-wine-costs-what-it-does/

 

Virtual Brands: When Land Doesn’t Matter

Industry experts say the trend validates the notion that today’s non-collecting wine consumers don’t care about the chateau/domaine/winery model.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/08/virtual-brands-when-land-doesnt-matter/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=70b783673c-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-70b783673c-299904425

 

Get to know 10 of the most Texas-friendly wine grapes

Take a minute to get familiar with these Texas-friendly grapes and varietals.

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http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/food-wine/food-wine-headlines/20160801-get-to-know-10-of-the-most-texas-friendly-wine-grapes.ece

 

New Henrys Flavor

MillerCoors is extending its Henry’s Hard Soda line with a Cherry Cola flavor. Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola (4.2% abv) is available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 16-ounce single cans nationwide. Launched in January, the Henry’s lineup also includes Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Orange Soda. Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale was the top-performing hard ginger ale in Nielsen data for the 12 weeks ending July 2.

What Happened to Chianti?

Chianti’s ubiquity has, perversely, also been its downfall. Zachary Sussman on what our indifference to a classic wine like Chianti reveals about us and why it might be time to reconsider.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/what-happened-to-chianti-classico-italy/

90 Points the New Average for Wine Advocate

The average California wine got 90.005 points in Wine Advocate. Wine Enthusiast gave 87.427 points on average, while Wine Spectator gave 86.388.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/08/90-points-the-new-average-for-wine-advocate

 

An insider’s guide to the US bulk wine market

The process starts with understanding how the US bulk wine market operates.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/insiders-guide-us-bulk-wine-market

 

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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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

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September 29th

Wine Label Truths And Lies

WINE LABEL CLASS

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!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2095

October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

Lets take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

 

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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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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