Liquor Industry News/Links 08-27-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

08-27-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Wine Club Event

Sept 15th Thursday

An Italian Night With Ciro And Claudio

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Our Friend Ciro Will Bring Claudio For An Italian Event.

Claudio Andreani (US Brand Ambassador) of Tenute Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari of Tuscany, a great portfolio that includes Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.

“The Folonari family has been making wine since the late eighteenth century. In 1825 the family-owned business took the name “Fratelli Folonari” and adopted the mission of developing, producing and distributing the finest Italian wines throughout the world. In 1912, Italo Folonari – Ambrogio Folonari’s grandfather – and his brother Francesco purchased the Ruffino company in Tuscany that was famous for its Chianti wine in straw-covered flasks. After World War II, major changes in terms of economic development and improving standards of living began taking place in Italy. This also affected the wine industry where the Folonari family and Ambrogio in particular were among the first to promote this trend by producing new, high quality wines that contributed to creating the “new frontier” of the Italian wine. Ambrogio and his father Giovanni own some of the top Tuscan estates in Tuscany’s main appellations such as Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano, Cabreo in Panzano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.”

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233559207/

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Rating the future of wine sales in post-scoring world

How Yeast Affects The Taste of Wine

Why Do People Buy Second Label Wines?

 

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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You Think You Know Malbec Wine. You Are Wrong

A new wave of subtle, structured wines out of Argentina are poised to change the way the world sees the famous fruit bomb grape.

 

Italian Winemakers Look Toward the Past

Some of the most adventurous winemakers in Italy are looking backward rather than forward—to the ways wine was made hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read on for some lingo you need to know.

Man hands cutting a grape bunch with scissors in Tuscany.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/italian-winemakers-look-toward-past

 

The Most Famous Champagne You Probably Never Heard Of

Founded 150 years ago, Champagne Ayala is one of the oldest bubbly producers in the world and one of the most important in the history of champagne.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2016/08/19/the-most-famous-champagne-you-probably-never-heard-of/#49a84af67ac6

 

10 things to know about sparkling wines outside France’s Champagne region

Here are 10 things to know about some of the other more prominent sparkling wine producing regions:

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https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/08/18/10-things-to-know-about-sparkling-wines-outside-frances-champagne-region/

 

A sommelier reveals 9 incredible US wine regions that aren’t Napa

While most people turn to France and Italy when they think of incredible wine regions, there are plenty right here in the US.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/underrated-us-wine-regions-2016-8/#texas-hill-country-texas-1

 

EIGHT IRRITATING HABITS OF PEOPLE IN THE WINE TRADE

The wine trade is largely made up of wine lovers happy to be working in an industry where they can indulge in their personal love of wine, but it also breeds some irritating habits.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/irritating-habits-of-people-in-the-wine-trade/

 

How To Never See Wine The Same Way Again: See It As A Blind Person Would

How is blindness an advantage when it comes to tasting wine?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/08/18/how-to-never-see-wine-the-same-way-again-see-it-as-a-blind-person-would/#253b9b343522

 

How to say wine words correctly — and avoid a little embarrassment

Some fairly common wine words can be tricky to say, too.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-how-to-say-wine-words-food-0819-20160816-column.html

 

Traditions matter to young wine buyers

Now more than ever, it’s how you are selling wine to your tables in a restaurant rather than rattling off a series of tasting notes and leaving it at that. As our knowledge increases about where our food comes from and how it’s grown, I see many millennials looking at their wine the same way. Tradition and heritage do matter.

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http://www.straight.com/food/757171/traditions-matter-young-wine-buyers

 

Why Do People Buy Second Label Wines?

Let’s start with the essential characteristics that sommeliers look for in a wine: the nose, taste and the finish. The three areas to look for in wealth management are brand, services and value.

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http://wealthmanagement.com/business-planning/why-do-people-buy-second-label-wines

 

Italian Wine Exploration Map

To put it into perspective, if you tasted a new Italian wine each week, it would take you 20 years to taste your way through Italy.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-wine-exploration-map/

 

In Slovakia, a Wine Region Waiting for the Spotlight

Slovak Tokaj is one of the smallest wine regions in the world, according to local tourism organizations and wine producers, with only 2,241 acres.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/travel/wine-slovakia-slovak-tokaj.html?_r=0

 

How Yeast Affects The Taste of Wine

So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavor. Yeast.

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http://winefolly.com/update/how-yeast-affects-the-taste-of-wine/

 

New Coppola Line

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled its Director’s Great Movies range, a limited edition lineup featuring classic film-themed labels. An offshoot of the winery’s Director’s Collection, the Director’s Great Movies series comprises three entries, including Jaws, a 2015 Chardonnay; King Kong, a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon; and The Wizard Of Oz, a 2014 Merlot. Each expression features a movie poster-style label created by artist Laurent Durieux and retails at around $21-$24 a 750-ml.

TOP 10 WAYS TO WIND UP A WINE LOVER

From waiters overfilling your wine glass to restaurant mark-ups and poor pronunciation, we round-up the most irritating habits guaranteed to tick-off a wine lover.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/top-10-ways-to-wind-up-a-wine-lover/

 

Italy’s Next Wine Frontier

Friuli, on the border of Austria and Slovenia, has become one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions thanks to its complex, aromatic whites.

A160529 Food & Wine + Friuli + September 2016

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/italys-next-wine-frontier

 

WHY IS CHAMPAGNE SO EXPENSIVE?

Many reasons. Let us explain why Champagne is so damn expensive.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/why-is-champagne-so-expensive/

 

These 5 big beer companies have a global monopoly stranglehold

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How the Color of Your Wine Matters, According to One Napa Winery

We see before we sniff or taste, so color sometimes colors our perception of certain types of beverages

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/koim/2016/08/23/why-the-color-of-your-wine-matters/#b9b4e4777c0e

 

Discount wine chain in CT sues state over minimum liquor prices

In an eight-page anti-trust lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut, Total Wine & More of Bethesda, Md., argued that the retail prices on some products are 24 percent higher in Connecticut than in surrounding states

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Discount-wine-chain-sues-state-over-minimum-9180361.php

 

How the wine label became an art form

With the wine industry estimated to be worth US$303 billion annually, winemakers have been raising their game in an effort to grab our attention in an overcrowded marketplace

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2008332/how-wine-label-became-art-form

 

Castle Island Expands Distribution, Releases Seasonal Festbier

Beginning this week, the brewery’s beers will be available as far North as the New Hampshire and Maine borders.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-expands-distribution-releases-seasonal-festbier?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=cbc1df7c1c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+24%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-cbc1df7c1c-36686829

 

United States wine production: 1880 versus 2015

Annual wine production data are provided in gallons for each state of the USA for which there was significant wine volume at the time.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2016/08/united-states-wine-production-1880.html

 

Rating the future of wine sales in post-scoring world

Throughout the 1990s, the industry lamented how much power was bound up in point ratings that reflected one man’s personal preferences

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http://www.postandcourier.com/20160824/160829676/rating-the-future-of-wine-sales-in-post-scoring-world

 

Winegrowing Areas Of Santa Barbara County

One of California’s most beautiful and exciting viticultural regions lies … just 90 minutes north of the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara … is making some of the most thrilling wines in America. … From ocean-cooled valleys to stark mountain vineyards; from racy syrah to velvety pinot noir to the prospect of great cabernet; from rustic ranchers to reclusive celebrities – if any wine region can have it all, it’s Santa Barbara.

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http://www.sbcountywines.com/winegrowing-areas.html

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September 15th

An Italian Night With Ciro And Claudio

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Our Friend Ciro Will Bring Claudio For An Italian Event.

Claudio Andreani (US Brand Ambassador) of Tenute Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari of Tuscany, a great portfolio that includes Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.

“The Folonari family has been making wine since the late eighteenth century. In 1825 the family-owned business took the name “Fratelli Folonari” and adopted the mission of developing, producing and distributing the finest Italian wines throughout the world. In 1912, Italo Folonari – Ambrogio Folonari’s grandfather – and his brother Francesco purchased the Ruffino company in Tuscany that was famous for its Chianti wine in straw-covered flasks. After World War II, major changes in terms of economic development and improving standards of living began taking place in Italy. This also affected the wine industry where the Folonari family and Ambrogio in particular were among the first to promote this trend by producing new, high quality wines that contributed to creating the “new frontier” of the Italian wine. Ambrogio and his father Giovanni own some of the top Tuscan estates in Tuscany’s main appellations such as Nozzole in Chianti Classico, La Fuga in Montalcino, TorCalvano in Montepulciano, Cabreo in Panzano as well as Campo al Mare in Bolgheri.”

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233559207/

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

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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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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

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Hosts: Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

Join the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors for a wine painting event. In this class you will be painting your own 6 wine reusable tote bag.

You will taste and explore wines. Bring your creative minds and wine questions.

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Tuesday, Nov 8th

Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin

Cost: $45

Tri-County Adult Education  

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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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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.

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