Liquor Industry News/Links 09-03-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-03-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

Franklin Wine Club Event

Tuesday September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

Proemio

Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

ITALIAN PRISONERS WINE

A guide to vermouth

WHAT IS MEGA PURPLE AND WHAT IS IT DOING IN MY 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 

ApresVin turns wine byproducts into awesome products

Leftover wine-grape seeds become healthy, eco-friendly oils, flours, soaps and more. The skins are turned into compost.

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http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/aprsvin-turns-byproducts-into-awesome-products/

 

Beerology store set to open in Northampton MA

Beerology is mainly a beer, wine, and cider making supply store, but in reality will be much more than a place to get your hops, hoses and brew pots.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/08/beer_nut_beerology_to_open_in.html

 

New app, Brew Guru, is your mobile path to craft beer

The American Homebrewers Association has released Brew Guru, a new mobile app that locates nearby breweries, pubs, and homebrew supply stores, and delivers  information, homebrew recipes, and money-saving deals to users.

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http://growlermag.com/new-app-brew-guru-is-your-mobile-path-to-craft-beer/

 

French wine production to fall 10% this year after fierce spring weather

France to fill fewer bottles than Italy – again – after freeze hit vineyards in Beaujolais, Bourgogne, Champagne and Charentes

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/26/french-wine-production-to-fall-10-this-year-after-fierce-spring-weather

 

WHAT IS MEGA PURPLE AND WHAT IS IT DOING IN MY WINE?

So why do wineries use it? And why are they so freaked out about us finding out?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/what-is-mega-purple-and-what-is-it-doing-in-my-wine/

 

California’s Grand Cru Chardonnays

In California, winemakers also have identified their top sites for Chardonnay—vineyards that make wonderful, distinctive and sometimes ageworthy wines year after year. But unlike Burgundy, these prized plots are scattered along more than 300 miles, from northern Sonoma County to Santa Barbara

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/08/17/californias-grand-cru-chardonnays/

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILSNER AND LAGER?

They get a bit weird because pilsner is a kind of lager. Great. So what actually differentiates the two?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/whats-the-difference-between-pilsner-and-lager/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=67811518ec-Aug_26_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-67811518ec-38937345

 

Are You Using an Ice Bucket All Wrong?

Many of you are still wasting your time using ice buckets the wrong way.

Wine bottles chilling in ice

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/are-you-using-ice-bucket-all-wrong

 

Natural Wines and No Pretense in a North Shore Paradise

Interesting story about Gloucester Ma Restaurant Short & Main,

http://boston.eater.com/2016/8/25/12649686/market-lobster-cove-howie-correa-wine

The Percentage of Americans who drink any alcohol edges up

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How Wine Barrels Affect The Taste of Wine

A detailed peek into why wine barrels are such an integral part of modern winemaking. Learn about the different kinds of barrels that are used and how they affect wine.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-wine-barrels-affect-the-taste-of-wine/

 

Germany’s organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.

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http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-organic-vineyards-hit-by-climate-change/a-19502118

 

Here’s the latest state-by-state on what you can buy what you can buy in a grocery store.

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Most Helpful TTB Website Pages

TTB’s website at http://www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/most-helpful-ttb-website-pages

 

The Fascinating Science Behind Taste And Flavour

Turns out we’ve all been using ‘taste’ and ‘flavour’ wrong. Mind = blown.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/08/24/the-fascinating-science-behind-taste-and-flavour/

 

A guide to vermouth

Long taken for granted as a component of classic cocktails like the martini and negroni, vermouth is about to get the attention it deserves.

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http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/a-guide-to-vermouth

 

An Italo-American Solution to the Dilemma of Nebbiolo in Piedmont

The Nebbiolo grape doesn’t lack for exposure. It accounts for a mere 10% of grapes known to grow in Piedmont. So it gets its share of attention. And will continue to be in the spotlight, for many reasons.

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/08/an-italo-american-solution-to-dilemma.html

 

Cool Wine Openers

MLB And More!!

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Breweries Make Anti-Trump Beers

It’s like having a protest drink.

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http://www.alternet.org/food/ill-drink-breweries-make-anti-trump-beers

THE FIVE FAMOUS FIRST GROWTHS OF BORDEAUX COMPARED

The five famous first growths, from their origins and output to price and popularity.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/five-famous-first-growths-bordeaux-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=38f3b8efbe-Aug_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-38f3b8efbe-38937345

 

US SPENDS $1M RESEARCHING DRINKING HABITS OF LESBIANS

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly US$1 million of taxpayers’ money on researching the drinking habits of lesbian couples to determine what causes them to drink.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/us-spends-1m-researching-drinking-habits-of-lesbians/

 

COPPOLA SUES WINEMAKER OVER RIP-OFF LABEL

Francis Ford Coppola is suing an Oregon-based wine producer claiming that its Copa Di Vino “Winemaker’s Cut” infringes upon the trademark for his own “Director’s Cut” wine, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/08/coppola-sues-winemaker-over-rip-off-label/

 

THESE ITALIAN PRISONERS AREN’T MAKING YOUR TYPICAL ‘PRISON WINE’

18 miles off the coast, on the island of Gorgona, the last prison island in Italy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/these-italian-prisoners-arent-making-your-typical-prison-wine/

 

Guide to Muscadine Wine

Muscadine is a species of grape called Vitis rotundifolia which is native to the Southeastern United States.

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http://winefolly.com/review/a-guide-to-muscadine-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=30a1a0d395-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-30a1a0d395-62472929&mc_cid=30a1a0d395&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Gin And Juice Campaign

Diageo has partnered with entertainer Snoop Dog to market its Tanqueray gin brand in a new cocktail-focused strategy. Tanqueray’s “Gin & Juice” campaign, referencing Snoop’s 1993 song, will feature cocktail recipes, incorporation of the brand into the entertainer’s shows, special events and exclusive brand content. The Tanqueray lineup includes Tanqueray Gin, No. Ten Gin, Rangpur Gin and Sterling Vodka. In Diageo’s fiscal year ended in June, Tanqueray’s net sales grew 7% in the U.S. market.

Limited JD

Brown-Forman is launching a limited-edition Jack Daniel’s 150th anniversary whiskey. Featuring the same grain bill as Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7—80% corn, 12% barley and 8% rye—the new release is mellowed through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal and aged in new American oak barrels. The Jack Daniel’s 150th anniversary whiskey (50% abv) will retail at $100 a 1-liter bottle. Jack Daniel’s core label crossed 5 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. last year on 3.5% growth, according to Impact Databank.

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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September 15th

An Italian Night And Claudio

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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/

September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

Proemio

Join our friend Wendy as she talks and tastes the wines of Proemio from Mendoza Argentina. Compare Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon and be amazed!

About Proemio

PROEMIO in old Spanish means Prologue; this is our first page, the kick start of our history. The winery (built in 1930) was adapted to create Premium Quality wines maintaining the original and traditional arquitecture of Old Mendozan wineries.

Proemio Wines are unique due to the personality imposed on them. They assure an important grape concentration with selective extraction of aromas, tannins and poly-phenols. All these processes aim at giving excellent volume, body and structure. Outstanding vineyards, passionate people, experience and friendship come together in the creation of their wines. Finally, aging is carried out in the finest French oak accompanied by a long bottling period.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/233740218/

October 6th

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Bgel and wine

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

Medway Community Education

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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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

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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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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