Liquor Industry News/Links 09-24-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

09-24-16

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 20th

Proemio Winery Argentina

Read All About It

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Mark Is Now A French Wine Scholar (FWS) Instructor

Will Partner With Vinitas Wineworks, Tri-County And The Wine Scholar Guild

To Teach And Host FWS Classes In Franklin Liquors Wine Room.

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https://www.winescholarguild.org/france/top-exam-scorers/mark-c-lenzi-fws.html

 

Take Care

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Beer Actually Healthier Than Milk?

Can you judge a wine by its label?

Wine and GMO labeling

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 

New Apothic

E.&J. Gallo is extending its Apothic wine brand with a new red blend called Inferno. A small-batch, limited release, Inferno is aged in charred, white oak whiskey barrels for 60 days. The 15.9% abv offering is rolling out nationally at around $16 a bottle. Apothic, an Impact “Hot Brand,” has added more than 1 million cases to its total since 2012, advancing 14% to 2.5 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

New Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has debuted a limited edition of The Director’s Cut blend in partnership with media and entertainment company Technicolor. The Director’s Cut 2014 Technicolor is a blend of Malbec, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet and Zinfandel sourced primarily from Dry Creek Valley. The limited edition ($30 a bottle) is launching in select on- and off-premise accounts such as Whole Foods, Rustic, and Café Zoetrope, as well as at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The new release follows the winery’s August launch of The Director’s Great Movies range as an offshoot of the its Director’s Collection series.

Color Of Wine: Why Tint And Light Affect How We Perceive Flavor

To the layman, wine comes in three colors: Red, white, and for the more fancy of us, rosé. However, as revealed by winemaker David Munksgard in a recent segment on Science Friday, subtle differences in a wine’s tint can affect how our brain perceives its flavor, whether we realize it or not.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/color-wine-why-tint-and-light-affect-how-we-perceive-flavor-397784

 

55 Oktoberfest/Märzen Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

Since 1950, the traditional celebration of Munich’s Oktoberfest has been kicked off with a cry from the incumbent mayor of the city: “O’zapft is!” Loose translation, from the Austro-Bavarian dialect: “It’s tapped!”

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/09/55-oktoberfestmarzen-beers-blind-tasted-and-ranked.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=2c6a7ba3b9-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+14%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-2c6a7ba3b9-36686829

 

Pizza And Wine Pairing

The only thing better than eating pizza is pairing your pizza with wine!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-pizza-pairing-app/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5a81d16e81-Sep_14_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5a81d16e81-38937345

 

Are Wine Ratings Good for Wine Investment?

Wine ratings were first introduced at the University of California at Davis in 1959 with their 20-Point Scale. Perhaps in a testament to the importance of aligning information to consumer intuition, Parker’s 100 point scale introduced in 1975 was the first real success, even though the useful range appears to be only about twenty points – 80 to 100.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/auctionforecast/2016/09/14/are-wine-ratings-good-for-wine-investment/#460876c42f5d

 

Move Over, Margaritas: Welcome To Mexico’s Vibrant Wine Valley

While I would never encourage anyone to abandon tequila, I would suggest perhaps considering a new addition to wet your palate: Mexican wines.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinbraswell/2016/09/14/move-over-margaritas-welcome-to-mexicos-vibrant-wine-valley/#1ea6e6674b88

Americans moving in on Piedmont

People went ‘crazy’ when news broke that a US family had bought the historic Vietti winery in Barolo country. Jane Anson visited Piedmont to test the local sentiment and get the inside track on the sale…

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/vietti-sale-americans-piedmont-330786/

The trendy wines of 2016: natural, orange, new wave Aussie, English sparkling, and more

Drinkers are branching out to try Greek, eastern European and Turkish vintages, while premium rosé continues its ascent and North Americans experiment with red blends

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-drink/article/2018884/trendy-wines-2016-natural-orange-new-wave-aussie-english

 

THE PERFECT BEER PAIRING FOR EVERY POTATO CHIP FLAVOR

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French Wine Exploration Map

If you drank a new wine each night, it would take 8 years to drink your way through France.

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http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-exploration-map/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=9faa45ede2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-9faa45ede2-62472929&mc_cid=9faa45ede2&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

FORGET FRANCE, DRINK WINE FROM THESE 7 UNEXPECTED COUNTRIES INSTEAD

Just when you thought there were no new wine countries to discover, influences such as climate change, new energy and investments, and changing political conditions are throwing new regions into the mix.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/forget-france-drink-wine-from-these-7-unexpected-countries-instead/

 

Cannabis-Infused Beer Was Just Approved for Sale

No, it won’t get you high. But rest assured, the alcohol still works.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/cannabis-infused-beer-was-just-approved-for-sale-w440208

American Oktoberfest

If you can’t make it to the real deal, here’s the next best way to celebrate Bavaria’s biggest bash.

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http://draftmag.com/sixer-american-oktoberfest/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=dc9922df32-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+16%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-dc9922df32-36686829

IPAS CAN EXPIRE. HERE’S HOW LONG THEY LAST

In short, you have three weeks from the date of production for all the flavors to shine through.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/how-fresh-ipa-drink-expire/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=45290e3499-Sep_16_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-45290e3499-38937345

 

WHAT SAVVY WINE CONSUMERS SHOULD KNOW

Is wine becoming too industrial?

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/what-savvy-wine-consumers-should-know/

BREWERIES TO MAKE BEER USING BOSTON RIVER WATER

The breweries involved are Boston Beer Co., Cape Ann Brewing Co., Castle Island Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery, Idle Hands Craft Ales and Ipswich Ale Brewery, with each receiving their share of the water earlier this week (over 4,000 gallons extracted and filtered using reverse osmosis).

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/breweries-to-make-beer-using-boston-river-water/

 

The Wild Abundance of Italian Native Grape Varieties

One of the natural delights of drinking Italian wine is that you have over 700 grape varieties to choose from. That’s right, over 700. By contrast, 93% of Napa and Sonoma Valley are planted with only eight varieties

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http://uncorkedinitaly.com/blog/2016/09/16/the-wild-abundance-of-italian-native-grape-varieties/?utm_source=Uncorked+in+Italy&utm_campaign=9b9c0e5f1e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_884179c0bd-9b9c0e5f1e-130695701

 

Guide to Italian Red Wine Grape Varieties

Italian cuisine is known for its bold flavors, and their red wines are no exception.

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Wine and GMO labeling

The new U.S. labeling law for food that is made with genetically modified organisms doesn’t seem to have much to do with wine; alcohol is exempt from its provisions.

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-gmo-labeling/

 

Apps Spell Doom For Wine Critics

There are several wine apps in the marketplace that promise to make things easier to pick wines based on points, yet they are still point driven. Load them on your phone, scan the bottle at point of purchase to get a rating, and who needs to take the time to read what a critic has to say about it.

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http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/2016/apps-spell-doom-for-wine-critics/96382

 

Can you judge a wine by its label?

We’ve all done it. And don’t try and say you haven’t done it, because you have. Probably many times. I’ve done it on hundreds of occasions – bought a wine because I thought the bottle looked cool.

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http://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/wine/can-you-judge-a-wine-by-its-label-20160914-grfte3

 

The Indigenous Grapes of Croatia: Prč (Parč)

Prč or parč is another indigenous Croatian white wine variety, but one of those that won’t be easy to purchase or just give a taste on its own, even if you’re on the island of Hvar. And that island is prč’s home

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http://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/14057-the-indigenous-grapes-of-croatia-prc-parc

 

Is Beer Actually Healthier Than Milk?

Believe it or not, throughout history, there have been numerous times when beer was considered something of a health drink.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en_uk/articles/is-beer-actually-healthier-than-milk

Fall Food and Wine Matching Guide

The days are becoming shorter and there is a discernible chill in the air. Yes, summer is slowly coming to an end, but do not despair.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/09/18/fall-food-and-wine-matching-guide/

 

Wine App takes home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp

Allows users to scan a bottle of wine and displays the best year for that particular wine based on Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and meteorological data providing soil, atmosphere and weather information The app also recommends wines cultivated in similar conditions.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Fine_wine_app_wins_top_prize_at_App_Camp

 

Are Champagne and Sparkling Wines Trying to Conquer the Same Planet? A Report From Bulles Expo

Worldwide, Champagne is 13 percent of overall sparkling sales, in terms of volume, but 40 percent in terms of value.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/09/bulles-expo-sparkling-wines/

 

Whatever Happened To Merlot?

Wine Intelligence study of almost 4,000 consumers, where Merlot ranked as their most chosen red wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/09/19/whatever-happened-to-merlot/#3b5889a52f1d

‘MAREMMA IS NOW THE HOME OF VERMENTINO’

Maremma has become the most important area for Vermentino wines in Italy, according to the chief winemaker of one of the region’s biggest producers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/09/maremma-is-now-the-home-of-vermentino/

 

Rhinegeist Brewery Expands Distribution To Massachusetts

Rhinegeist will continue its partnership with Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, who already distributes their craft cider brand, Cidergeist, in Massachusetts.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/rhinegeist-brewery-expands-distribution-massachusetts/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=944d05430e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+21%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-944d05430e-36686829

 

How Lamorinda became a wine appellation

An AVA is not an easy thing to establish. Getting one approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a laborious path lined with paperwork and red tape that can take years to complete. In the case of Lamorinda AVA, it took five years.

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http://edibleeastbay.com/online-magazine/fall-harvest-2016/east-bay-gets-a-new-wine-appellation/

 

5 OF THE RAREST VODKAS ON THE PLANET

Some brands, blends, and bottles of vodka are tremendously tough to find for a variety of reasons, challenging the hardiest vodka adventurers to scour the world—or their wallet—for a taste.

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FYI We Sold Trump Vodka in 2010 For $33

http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-of-the-rarest-vodkas-on-the-planet/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=59d62bcd3a-Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Friday+23rd+September&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-59d62bcd3a-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Monday+19th+September%29&mc_cid=59d62bcd3a&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

 

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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.

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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

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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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