Liquor Industry News/Links 10-01-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-01-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Tri County Adult Education Class

“Wine Labels Truth And Lies”

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Upcoming Events

Oct 11th 7pm

Italian Wines Of Zonin

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Guest Hosts:

Francesco Rabellino

Wayne Dobrutsky

A night exploring the Italian wines from Zonin.

We will taste many varietals from various regions.

About Zonin:

With its close ties to the land for the past seven generations, the Zonin family heads the largest private vine growing and winemaking company in Italy (and one of the most important in Europe as well.)

The heart of the company is located in Gambellara, in the province of Vicenza, an oasis of lush green hills, meticulously arranged vineyards, and also the ancestral home of the Zonin family.

Today the Zonin family honor their family’s historical passion for the vineyard, the sine qua non for producing high-quality wines, by including “Vintners since 1821” on their logo.

About Our Host: 

 Francesco Rabellino was born in Ventimiglia, on the Italian Riviera and raised between the rugged Ligurian shorelines and the gentle slopes of Dolcetto in the Langhe Region.  Francesco left his native country in his early 20ies and developed a strong multicultural background throughout his travels, becoming fluent in 5 languages

A true wine and food aficionado, Francesco has been a strong promoter in the US of his country’s traditions and of the Italian excellence for decades. Among other endeavors, Mr. Rabellino has been a restauranteur in NYC in the 1990’s, and his Ligurian restaurant “Cinque Terre” was awarded 2-stars from the New York Times.

Francesco has excelled in the wine business for 20 years, the past 11 of which with his current employer, Zonin USA. His position today is northeast division manager, overseeing all aspects of business development in NY and the northeast region.

Free RSVP Sign Up Here:

 https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234390906/

October 13th

Bagel And Wine Tasting

Franklin Liquors & Elizabeth’s Bagels

Bgel and wine

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

Sign Up Here:

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

 

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Curious Story of White Pinot Noir

Every Trick Your Waiter Uses to Rip You Off on Wine

What’s Really in Your 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 

5 Common Misconceptions About Italian Wine

There is a lot to learn! After all, Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine—but Italian wine is neither mysterious nor incomprehensible, and most importantly, students should not fear the study of Italian wines.

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/5-common-misconceptions-about-italian-wine/

 

Lifecycle of a Wine Grapevine

You may have heard the phrase “great wine is made in the vineyard” and it’s true! Great wines come from great grapes. So, let’s take a look at the lifecycle of a grapevine and learn how each season affects that year’s vintage.

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http://winefolly.com/review/lifecycle-of-a-wine-grapevine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=730c61ce85-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-730c61ce85-62472929&mc_cid=730c61ce85&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

I Just Spilled Red Wine All Over, Now What?

You just spilled red wine on yourself or someone else… now what?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/i-just-spilled-red-wine-all-over-now-what/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=730c61ce85-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-730c61ce85-62472929&mc_cid=730c61ce85&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Gluten-Free Beers to Try—Whether Or Not You Avoid Gluten

Some of the most interesting beers out there now are entirely gluten-free. Built on flavorful bases of millet, sorghum and more, they rate regardless of dietary dictates

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/gluten-free-beers-to-trywhether-or-not-you-avoid-gluten-1474562706?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=5d652f5026-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+23%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-5d652f5026-36686829

 

Get Your Pumpkin On: Our Favorite Pumpkin Beers of 2016 (so far)

If you’ve been to the beer store lately, surely you’ve noticed that it’s the time of year where we have pumpkin beer up to our tonsils.

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https://beerandbrewing.com/21B4c2wxgIyEaUegCgUGek/article/get-your-pumpkin-on-our-favorite-pumpkin-beers-of-2016-so-far?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=5d652f5026-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+23%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-5d652f5026-36686829

THE PERFECT WINE PAIRING FOR YOUR FAVORITE SUSHI

Sushi is one of those cuisines many will tell you is hard to pair with wine.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/perfect-wine-pairing-favorite-sushi-infographic/

 

FIELD TRIPS: SICILIAN AND PROUD

A visit to a winery in Sicily is not only a lesson in terroir, but wine identity.

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https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2016/09/22/field-trips-sicilian-and-proud/

 

The Specter of Smoke Tainted Wine

Central Coast wildfires cause winemaker worry, but can science be the savior?

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/09/22/the-specter-of-smoke-tainted-wine/

 

Spain’s Great Grapes

If there is one native Spanish grape that a typical wine drinker will know, it is Tempranillo, and for most consumers, the story ends there

https://www.guildsomm.com/stay_current/features/b/miquel_hudin/posts/spain-great-grapes

 

Electric Wine Aerator

Aerating by pouring wine into a traditional decanter bottle requires 30 minutes to 1 hour to achieve the full effect. An electric aerator accelerates aeration through a patented air injection process and dispenses fully aerated wine directly from bottle to glass with the touch of a button.

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https://trinketgrab.com/products/electric-wine-aerator?variant=28427398915

 

How does a wine’s color affect what we think of its flavor?

Our brains learned to make predictions and say, ‘OK, I’ve learned that when I see a ripe red fruit color, it’s probably going to be sweet.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-24/how-does-wines-color-affect-what-we-think-its-flavor

 

A master sommelier told us how much you really need to spend to get a good bottle of wine — and it’s less than you’d think

Take $15 as a good starting point if you want to figure out what wine made from a certain type of grape or from a certain region of the world is supposed to taste like.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-you-should-spend-on-wine-2016-9

 

HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP CHAMPAGNE IN THE REFRIGERATOR?

If you’ve got some sparkling wine that’s been in the fridge for more than a month, go ahead and take it out now. We’ll wait.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-refrigerator-time/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f5e1973659-Sep_25_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f5e1973659-38937345

 

14 of the Best Beers to Try This Oktoberfest

Since 1810, the Germans have been whooping it up each fall—drawing millions of visitors who come to dance, play carnival games, eat, and consume enormous amounts of beer while celebrating the wedding of a long-dead Bavarian prince.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2016/09/25/best-beers-to-try-this-oktoberfest-2016/#33d787234f37

 

KNOB CREEK TO LOSE 9YO AGE STATEMENT

The age statement is coming off the bottle in the US, Canada and Australia

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/09/knob-creek-to-lose-age-statement/

 

What is Malolactic Fermentation?

If you love a buttery, creamy texture in wine you can give credit to a mere bacterium named leuconostoc, an expert at conducting malolactic fermentation

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/09/23/ask-a-winemaker-what-is-malolactic-fermentation/#75ec2abb66ff

 

What’s Really in Your Wine?

Grapes and yeast, sure. But what about Zyme-O-Clear, Gelaxina or mega purple?

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http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/whats-really-in-your-wine

 

HOW TO CORRECTLY PRONOUNCE FRENCH WINE REGIONS

Ever find yourself standing in the middle of a wine shop with zero idea of how to pronounce the words on the bottle? Fear no more!

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http://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-correctly-pronounce-french-wine-regions/

 

Every Trick Your Waiter Uses to Rip You Off on Wine

If someone comes in and they know their wine, then go straight to the bottle they want. But most people don’t know what to do with a list that big, and they want to hear descriptions, and they want to look good in front of their guests, so they will easily get sold.

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/every-trick-your-waiter-uses-to-rip-you-off-on-wine

 

Which Wine Apps Actually Help You Choose and Buy the Best Wine?

A new wine app claims to predict whether you’ll like a wine before you taste it. It joins hundreds of others trying to own the market of tech-savvy oenophiles.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-26/the-best-wine-apps-for-choosing-buying-and-remembering-bottles

Ordering wine: 5 strategies to impress

Wine brings people together — but sometimes the people it brings to your table are ones you particularly want to impress, like a business client or your future in-laws.

Waiter or sommelier in a tuxedo holding a bottle of wine (Thinkstock)

Waiter or sommelier in a tuxedo holding a bottle of wine (Thinkstock)

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/26/ordering-wine-5-strategies-to-impress/

 

TIM JAMES: ON WINE SCORING SYSTEMS

Everyone knows that the 100-point system is really a 50-point system – with scores from 50-100.

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http://winemag.co.za/tim-james-on-wine-scoring-systems/comment-page-1/

 

Piedmont Wine Map of Italy

One of the best ways to explore Piedmont (or as they say “peh-ah-MON-tey”), Italy is through its wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/piedmont-wine-map-of-italy/

 

Chianti bids to join UNESCO world heritage club

Chianti Classico winemakers are bidding to get their region listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, following in the footsteps of Barolo, Champagne, Burgundy and St-Emilion.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine/wine-regions/tuscany/chianti-unesco-bid-launched-332153/

KAHLÚA LAUNCHES CHILLI CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR

The new offering is said to blend rich chocolate with hot chilli and aims to “spice up everyday celebrations and social hang outs” in time for the winter season.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/09/kahlua-launches-chilli-chocolate-liqueur/

 

Tip of the Mitt Shakes Up the Michigan Wine Map

State gains first new AVA in nearly three decades

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http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/September-2016/Tip-of-the-Mitt-shakes-up-the-Michigan-wine-map/

More than just the Chardonnay at Rombauer

Koerner Rombauer founded the winery in 1982 and still lives on the estate

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http://www.winesandvines.com/blog/?p=1&t=0&a=0&d=175098&r=1&n=52

Mauzac: Obscure French grape has notable role in wine history

Mauzac is one of those grapes with an implied question mark in its name. As in: “Mauzac? What’s that?” Obscure though it may be, it’s also one of the most historically significant varieties in wine. Because, without mauzac, we might not have Champagne.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/mauzac-obscure-french-grape-has-notable-role-in-wine-history/article32072002/

Does The Type Of Glass You Choose Affect The Taste Of Champagne?

Most wine professionals will be quite particular over the style of glass they drink from, some will have their favorites and many will advice to what should be and should not be used in order to reveal the full potential of the Champagne

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https://www.glassofbubbly.com/type-glass-choose-effect-taste-champagne/

 

The Curious Story of White Pinot Noir

Will white Pinot Noir ever become a more widely known category? Or just appreciated by curious winemakers and treasure-hunting consumers?

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White wine in a glass

We Have some in stock!!

http://www.winemag.com/2016/09/27/the-curious-story-of-white-pinot-noir/

 

How to chill any wine in 7 minutes flat

Don’t you know the seven-minute wine chilling trick?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-chill-any-wine-in-7-minutes-flat-2016-9

New Truly Spiked Flavor

Boston Beer Co. has extended its Truly Spiked & Sparkling range with a new Sicilian Blood Orange offering. Rolling out nationwide, the 5%-abv entry will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($10-$11 each). Sicilian Blood Orange marks the fourth flavor in Truly Spiked & Sparkling’s stable, joining existing Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate expressions. Launched earlier this year, the Truly Spiked & Sparkling hard seltzers tout 100 calories per serving, with Boston Beer positioning the brand as a lighter alternative to wine, beer and cocktails.

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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.

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

Italian Wines Of Zonin

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Guest Hosts:

Francesco Rabellino

Wayne Dobrutsky

A night exploring the Italian wines from Zonin.

We will taste many varietals from various regions.

About Zonin:

With its close ties to the land for the past seven generations, the Zonin family heads the largest private vine growing and winemaking company in Italy (and one of the most important in Europe as well.)

The heart of the company is located in Gambellara, in the province of Vicenza, an oasis of lush green hills, meticulously arranged vineyards, and also the ancestral home of the Zonin family.

Today the Zonin family honor their family’s historical passion for the vineyard, the sine qua non for producing high-quality wines, by including “Vintners since 1821” on their logo.

About Our Host: 

 Francesco Rabellino was born in Ventimiglia, on the Italian Riviera and raised between the rugged Ligurian shorelines and the gentle slopes of Dolcetto in the Langhe Region.  Francesco left his native country in his early 20ies and developed a strong multicultural background throughout his travels, becoming fluent in 5 languages

A true wine and food aficionado, Francesco has been a strong promoter in the US of his country’s traditions and of the Italian excellence for decades. Among other endeavors, Mr. Rabellino has been a restauranteur in NYC in the 1990’s, and his Ligurian restaurant “Cinque Terre” was awarded 2-stars from the New York Times.

Francesco has excelled in the wine business for 20 years, the past 11 of which with his current employer, Zonin USA. His position today is northeast division manager, overseeing all aspects of business development in NY and the northeast region.

 https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234390906/

October 20th

Washington Ciders And Wines

Saturday October 22nd

Crave Mead

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November  5th

Boston Winery

Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Host Jo-Ann Ross

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Host Ciro

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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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

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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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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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