Liquor Industry News/Links 09-17-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-17-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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

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Franklin Wine Club Event

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Franklin Liquors Hosted September 15th

An Italian Night With Claudio

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Another Wine Coarse Completed

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador Program

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Sustainable Viticulture, Winemaking And Communities

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL

What is a Wine Box Ceremony?

5 beer styles that go perfectly with 5 pizza styles

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 

More Americans Shifting to More Expensive Liquor

Got a taste for the finer, more expensive things? You’re not alone, says Alexandre Ricard, CEO of Pernod Ricard.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13700328/1/more-americans-shifting-to-more-expensive-liquor.html

 

Better TV Viewing Beer Mug

Ever been utterly infuriated that you cannot see the television for a few seconds while drinking a beer from a glass? Well, there’s finally a solution.

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http://www.thegreenhead.com/2016/09/better-tv-viewing-beer-mug.php

 

The Most Expensive Wines in the US

Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who’s making it?

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/09/the-most-expensive-wines-in-the-us

 

Italy Set To Be Confirmed As Top Wine Producer

Italy is set to confirm its leadership position as the top wine producer in the world based on preliminary data for the 2016 harvest.

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http://www.esmmagazine.com/italy-sert-confirmed-top-wine-producer/31989

Anheuser-Busch to Acquire SpikedSeltzer

A final acquisition price was not disclosed, but Boathouse co-founders Nick Shields and Dave Holmes described the deal as a 100 percent equity purchase.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-acquire-spikedseltzer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fdde4234d2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+9%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fdde4234d2-36686829

 

5 beer styles that go perfectly with 5 pizza styles

Here in the 21st century, we subscribe to favor, nuance and variety of choice. Ice-cold light lager with greasy pizza is no longer adequate.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/foodfocus/ct-pizza-beer-styles-food-0914-20160908-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fdde4234d2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+9%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fdde4234d2-36686829

 

SMELLING LOTS OF WINE MAKES YOUR BRAIN ALZHEIMER’S RESISTANT

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas found in a preliminary study that master sommeliers — people who arguably rely on their sense of smell more than anyone else — are less likely to get Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s than people who don’t soak in delicious smells for a living.

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http://vinepair.com/booze-news/sommelier-brain/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7c0479a1a9-Sep_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7c0479a1a9-38937345

 

THE AMOUNT OF CRAFT BEER PRODUCED (2015)

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5 Important Factors In Producing Good Champagne

Champagne is a wonderful thing to study, from enjoying tasting the many varied labels and varieties to looking in to how it is made and the people behind producing some of the world’s finest labels.

http://www.glassofbubbly.com/5-important-factors-producing-good-champagne/

 

Wine appreciation is a matter of personal taste (and smell and touch)

It’s impossible to understand what something tastes like, or may be compared to, unless you have an original point of sensory reference.

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http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/winetasting-is-a-matter-of-personal-senses-20160901-gr6wz1

A HISTORY OF WINE IN NEW ZEALAND

Fifty years ago, the Land of the Long White Cloud did not enjoy its current image for the production of high-quality, low-yielding wines, for export around the world.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/a-history-of-wine-in-new-zealand

 

Phelps’ flagship Insignia turns 40

When Joseph Phelps Vineyards released its first vintage of what would become its flagship wine, Insignia, California’s first proprietary red wine blend sold for $12 a bottle.

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http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/phelps-flagship-insignia-turns/article_621ef6d3-cee7-5d90-b73b-658e7d525b05.html

 

Know Your Wine: A Guide to Bottle Sizes

Bottles of all formats – from 350 millilitre half bottles to 18 litre Melchiors

http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/videos/2016/09/know-your-wine-guide-to-bottle-sizes.html

 

Mobile Ready Wine Labels

Here are the top 3 reasons why wineries must make sure that their wines are ready for mobile:

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/iq-dio-interactive-labels.html#whatsnew

 

New Wine App Offers Innovation, Ease of Use for Wine Tasting, Touring

Spirit of 21 is a fun, interactive social wine application that helps consumers “taste and remember” every wine they try either at a winery or at home. Using a few simple screens to record aroma, taste and how much they liked a wine, Spirit of 21 dials up an easy-to-use format.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13663740.htm

A wine philosopher on why “not every wine is worth our attention”

Being a fine wine critic is no different from being a fine art critic. To be good at judging wine you need plenty of experience, to be free from prejudice, to know what to expect from each category of wine, and to be skilled at identifying the various flavors.

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http://qz.com/778646/a-wine-philosopher-on-how-you-can-tell-a-truly-fine-wine-from-an-average-vintage/

 

What is a Wine Box Ceremony?

A wine box ceremony is a wedding ritual in which, during the proceedings of the wedding ceremony, a bottle of wine is enclosed into a box.

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http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2016/09/wine-box-ceremony.html

 

Six health benefits of white wine

What are the main health benefits of white wine?

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http://blog.uvinum.co.uk/six-health-benefits-white-wine-2425581?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Uvinum%2FEN+%28Uvinum%27s+blog%29

RANKED: THE TEAMS WITH THE DRUNKEST FANS IN THE NFL

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10 video game beers

Level up your next beer tasting with these brews inspired by pixels and power-ups—no cheat codes required.

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http://draftmag.com/10-video-game-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ca01e4a719-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+12%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ca01e4a719-36686829

IS IT LEGAL OR ILLEGAL TO BRING YOUR OWN MINI BOTTLES OF LIQUOR ON A PLANE?

“no person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage to him.”

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http://vinepair.com/articles/legal-bring-alcohol-airplane/

 

Aglianico: The Worlds Oldest Cultivated Grape is Italy’s Unknown Wine Treasure

Among Italy’s most remarkable wine offerings is a little known grape called Aglianico (pronounced ah-l’yee-an-nee-koh).

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-v-micallef/aglianico-the-worlds-olde_b_11920668.html

 

Wine facts that may leave you more confused

People say wine is complicated. I always disagree – but sometimes I lose the argument. Here are some confusing facts about wine that illustrate the fact.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/article100028432.html

House Wine: What Is It, Exactly?

Is house wine actually bad, bulk wine?

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/what-is-house-wine

 

The ancient underground shells flavoring France’s Champagne

In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and exceptional” — and which may have influenced the flavor of the local bubbly.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20160913/ancient-shells-that-flavour-champagne

Wine Vintages and Why They Matter (Sometimes)

A wine vintage is the year in which the grapes were harvested. A wine’s vintage can greatly affect the taste and quality, primarily because of the weather that affects the vines throughout the growing season.

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http://winefolly.com/review/wine-vintages-and-why-they-matter/

 

Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?

The Board noted that Applicant’s and Registrant’s goods are identical (i.e., both wine) and thus the Board presumed that the channels of trade and classes of purchasers are the same

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http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/09/13/likelihood-confusion-beachhouse-beach-house-winery/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=86d039c581-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-86d039c581-148359429

 

Wine Cynic Tells All

The vast majority of wine sold in our country is complete and utter garbage. Let me clarify how, by vast majority, I mean the bulk of volume, not labels. The huge factory labels sell incredible quantities of schlock, more than offsetting the many great smaller wineries.

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http://www.oregonwinepress.com/wine-cynic-tells-all

JOHNNIE WALKER RED RYE LEADS NEW SERIES

Diageo-owned blended Scotch Johnnie Walker has launched the first expression in its experimental Blenders’ Batch series, Johnnie Walker Red Rye.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/09/johnnie-walker-red-rye-leads-new-series/

Here’s What Happens When You Order Wine by the Spoon at the Trump Hotel

They are tiny—almost resembling the soup spoons you find in Chinese restaurants—but heavy.

Processed with Snapseed.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/09/13/heres-what-happens-when-you-order-wine-by-the-spoon-at-the-trump-hotel/

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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September 20th

Proemio Wines Of Argentina

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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

Barton-Gustier French Wines

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Host Chris Ferraro

About B&G

It was in 1725 that Irishman Thomas Barton settled in Bordeaux to start his company, which is today the city’s oldest winehouse still in activity… His grandson Hugh teamed up with Frenchman Daniel Guestier and in 1802 their partnership became official. From the Chartrons area in the center of Bordeaux, barrels and bottles were loaded on board of ships that sailed via the Garonne river to numerous countries, starting with Ireland, England, Holland and the USA to reach over 130 countries at present.

www.barton-guestier.com

About Chris

Chris Ferraro is the New England Sales Director for Barton & Guestier USA. This is his third year with the brand, which itself dates back to 1725 and was the first company to ship French wine to the United States, imported by none other than Thomas Jefferson, himself. Prior to working in the beverage industry, Chris spent 3 years doing national sales for Banco Santander. Before the excursion into finance, Chris was a manager and hospitality consultant for 8 years with restaurants including Erbaluce, Mistral, Teatro, and Restaurant L. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234044902/

October 11th

Zonin Italian Wines

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

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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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