Liquor Industry News/Links 08-20-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-20-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Adult Education Classes

 

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

Thursday Oct 13th

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

We have all had bagels and cream cheese.

Now try adding wine!

This will be an education on bagels and wine with fun pairings.

What wine works with what bagel?

Come and explore with us and be amazed!

 

Wine Glass Painting

WineGlass

Thursday Nov 3rd

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate.

Register today and begin your art adventure!

 

Sign Up Here:

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

 

FWS Starts Soon!

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FWS is being offered through Vinitas Wineworks at Franklin Liquors on nine consecutive Tuesdays from September 6 through November 1. Review and exam in November.

This is the most recognized French wine certification in the US. Set yourself apart from your peers, and gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. The core body of knowledge that you’ll learn through this curriculum is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.

Register HERE or email me with any questions.

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Guide to Umbrian Wine

Beer and Coffee Pairings

Do we really need a wine app?

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 

Baker sought to allow cities, towns to set their own quotas for liquor licenses

Baker, a first-term Republican, wanted to give cities and towns authority to set their own quotas for permits allowing drinking at bars and restaurants.

But legislative leaders dropped the measure from a wide-ranging bill aimed at eliminating obsolete laws that constrain local governments and streamlining state oversight. Baker signed the bill on Tuesday.

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/lawmakers-reject-baker-s-plan-for-local-control-of-liquor/article_1c40f96a-4520-570b-89eb-4e3cf99f0780.html

 

Beer Reclaims Wide Lead As America’s Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

Research suggests that the majority of Americans adults, 65 percent, consume alcoholic beverages.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/08/12/beer-is-still-americas-favorite-alcoholic-beverage-infographic/#5d357b5746e1

 

Wave Of Mergers And Acquisitions Sweeps U.S. Wineries

Helping to drive the trend are low interest rates, consolidation among distributors that is driving wine companies to bulk up to gain market clout, and expanding consumption.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2016/08/11/wave-of-mergers-and-acquisitions-sweeps-u-s-wineries/#1d19bd855053

 

TRUMP WINERY VERSUS CLINTON VINEYARDS BLIND TASTING – THE VOTE IS IN!

A Trump 2009 Blanc de Blanc from Virginia was tasted blind against the Clinton Vineyards Seyval Blanc Naturel from the Hudson Valley in New York

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/trump-winery-versus-clinton-vineyards-blind-tasting-the-vote-is-in

 

Has all the value gone out of California wine?

The store employee, who knows his business, didn’t mince words. “You’re not going to find any value here,” he said, waving his arm at the store’s extensive California wine section.

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http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/value-gone-california-wine/

 

Food pairing tech boosting alcohol sales among young adults

New data has shown that social media and apps are becoming increasingly crucial tools in encouraging younger consumers to think about food and drink pairing and to grow volumes.

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http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/food-pairing-tech-boosting-alcohol-sales-among-young-adults/540613.article

 

Shrimp shells keep wine fresh

Current production processes add sulfites such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) to wine to keep it fresh. But SO2 damages the atmosphere, and can cause allergic reactions in some people. The shrimp-derived alternative, developed by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, microbiologists, wine producers and analytical chemists,

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http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2016/08/shrimp-shells-chitosan-wine-preservative-sulfite

 

California wine has $114 billion impact in U.S.

A new report commissioned by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers claims that California’s wine and related businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $58 billion annually to the state’s economy and $114 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

http://napavalleyregister.com/california-wine-has-billion-impact-in-u-s/article_2b9ca207-673c-5f86-af26-2cd4589c9033.html

 

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Buying Wine (And Know Nothing About Wine)

Buying wine isn’t as soul-crushing as buying new jeans, but it’s still pretty stressful. All those labels that say so much and mean nothing at all, with all those words you know you cannot pronounce. Is that a grape or a region?

“shopping for wine at a wine shop will increase your chances of enjoying what you drink.”

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/wine-store-questions

 

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?

So much of life as a thoughtful wine drinker is centered around discovering the who, what, where, why and how of wine. That these companies were so secretive about all of that—nonetheless their methods of making wine affordable for more drinkers, or even where they bought their bottles—was baffling to me

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/how-do-you-make-cheap-wine-brands/

 

Do we really need a wine app?

To begin with, I would categories existing wine apps into three types based on their functions: information provider, social communicator and product seller.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/columns/xiao-pi-words-of-wine/do-we-really-need-a-wine-app

 

Wine doc Sour Grapes assesses the true value of things

Controversy erupts when an unassuming young man floods the American wine market with fake vintages valued in the millions, bamboozling the wine world elite, in this humorous and suspenseful tale of an ingenious con on the eve of the 2008 stock market crash.

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http://www.straight.com/movies/752916/wine-doc-sour-grapes-assesses-true-value-things

New Harpoon

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is rolling out its first new fall seasonal since 1989, Flannel Friday Hoppy Amber Ale. Featuring Cascade and Citra hops, the 5.7%-abv ale will replace Harpoon Octoberfest as the brewer’s fall seasonal. Octoberfest will still be available in limited quantities in September and October. Flannel Friday is available in six- and 12-packs of bottles, 12-packs of cans and on draft.

JAMESON LAUNCHES THE COOPER’S CROZE IN US

Jameson The Cooper’s Croze is the first of super-premium Irish whisky range, the Whiskey Makers Series, to launch in the US. The series consists of three whiskeys, each highlighting a specific part of the whiskey-making process.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/jameson-launches-the-coopers-croze-in-us/

 

NEW TTB LABELING REQUIREMENT REGULATIONS: OUT-OF-STATE BOTTLING IS NOT CREATED EQUAL AND CONSUMERS RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE THE GRAPES IN THEIR WINE COME FROM IS COMPROMISED

The impact of the TTB’s proposed rule changes concerning the current exemption available from the normal labeling requirements for wine sold solely in-state made from grapes or wine that are brought in from other states.

http://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/2016/8/15/new-ttb-labeling-requirement-regulations-out-of-state-bottling-is-not-created-equal-and-consumers-right-to-know-where-the-grapes-in-their-wine-come-from-is-compromised

 

Beer and Coffee Pairings

These pairings can be enjoyed side by side or even blended together.

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https://beerandbrewing.com/V6oOpSUAALghXJLx/article/beer-and-coffee-pairings?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=547a2a95cf-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+15%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-547a2a95cf-36686829

Organic Wine is the New Star of the Wine World

But Don’t Expect the Labels to Help You Find It

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http://www.organicauthority.com/organic-wine-is-the-new-star-of-the-wine-world-but-dont-expect-the-labels-to-help-you-find-it/

 

New Cider

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard cider brand has released Easy Apple, billed as a sessionable and less sweet hard cider that’s also lower in calories. Made with a blend of culinary and bittersweet apple varieties, the 4.2%-abv offering is rolling out in six-packs ($9-$10 each) across select markets, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Arkansas and Rhode Island, this month. Easy Apple will also be available nationwide as part of Angry Orchard’s seasonal Fall Orchard Sampler variety pack. The leading cider brand in the U.S., Angry Orchard was up 3% to 14.95 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

DECODING CRAFT BEER TERMS

As a new generation of beer drinkers look to take over the propping up of the bar, there is a renewed desire to learn the terminology of beer and what it all means.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/decoding-craft-beer-terms/

 

ACCELERATED AGEING IS THE ‘FUTURE’ OF SPIRITS

Since 2010, US-based producer Lost Spirits has been refining a process that rapidly accelerates the ageing process of spirits such as whiskey, rum and Tequila.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/08/accelerated-ageing-is-the-future-of-spirits/

 

Crib Sheet: Your Guide to American Pét Nat

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: a look at the boom of American pét-nat.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/crib-sheet-your-guide-to-american-petillant-naturel-pet-nat-wine/

 

Bad News: Cheese and Champagne Might Be Causing Dandruff

One theory is that champagne and white wine can disrupt blood sugar and the balance of yeast on the scalp.

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https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/9761-common-causes-of-scalp-issues/

 

The truth about boxed wine

Boxed wines, once the lowest level of the quality pyramid, are finally getting some respect. And they’re becoming increasingly popular among consumers.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/08/15/truth-about-boxed-wine/#

 

A Guide to Umbrian Wine

Bordering on Tuscany and right above Rome is the lesser-known and lesser-traveled region of Umbria.

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http://winefolly.com/review/a-guide-to-umbrian-wine/

 

The Sparkling Wine Region You Don’t Know About But Should

Most people know about Champagne, Cava and Prosecco, but have you ever heard of Franciacorta?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tausha-cowan/the-sparkling-wine-region_b_11481068.html

 

WITH THE OLYMPICS IN BRAZIL THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON BRAZILIAN WINE

The main wine region is a far cry from the warm sands of Copacabana beach, or even the dense tropics of the Amazon.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/with-the-olympics-the-spotlight-is-on-brazilian-wine

Biggest NH Liquor Store Ever Opens in Nashua This Week

It will be the biggest liquor in northern New England.

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/biggest-nh-liquor-ever-opens-nashua-week

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

Thursday Oct 13th

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

We have all had bagels and cream cheese.

Now try adding wine!

This will be an education on bagels and wine with fun pairings.

What wine works with what bagel?

Come and explore with us and be amazed!

Note: Attendees must be over 21 years of age. Class is limited to 36.
Day/Dates: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Number of Sessions: 1
Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central Street, Franklin
Cost: $35

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

Thursday Nov 3rd

Wine Glass Painting 

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Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate. Register today and begin your art adventure!

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Thursday, Nov 3rd
Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 1

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin
Cost: $45

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

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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

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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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