Liquor Industry News/Links 12-03-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-03-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

2017 Winter Wine Education

Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute

The Center for Adult Education & Community Learning

 

Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Tuesday January 10th 7pm

WINE LABEL CLASS 

Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-65ca2977f4f84f6689f0e8e72dcc826e

 

Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday January 17th 7pm

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.

This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.

Come explore Italy!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-b8f3b8004a574490909dde98efecf66a

 GO PATS!

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Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

The difference between Port and Port-styled wines

The Wine Tasting Method (Video)

THE MOST ICONIC BEER FROM EVERY STATE

 

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 

Belgium seeks UNESCO recognition for its beer drinking

In Belgium, beer drinking is serious business — and could soon be a recognized part of the European nation’s cultural contributions to the world.

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http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/11/25/Belgium-seeks-UNESCO-recognition-for-its-beer-drinking/8551480102347/

 

What’s better than a bottle of wine? How about a case of it, in one bottle?

Precept Wine is betting that wine drinkers will go for its large-format, oversized bottles. The bottles come in 1.5-liter and 3-liter versions, plus a Salmanazar, which holds 9 liters.

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http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/whats-better-than-a-bottle-of-wine-how-about-a-case-of-it-in-one-bottle/

Here’s what wine you should be drinking, according to how you take your coffee

The way you drink your coffee can say a lot about your preference for fragrance, aroma, body, and acidity.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/wine-recommendations-based-on-coffee-2016-11

 

Raise a Glass to These 5-Step Wine Cake Pops!

Which do you prefer — red or white? Share a glass of wine (in cake pop form) with guests of all ages this holiday season!

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https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2016/11/wine-cake-pops/

 

Wine Tips And Secrets For Enjoying This Tasty Beverage

“You need to be friends with your local wine store. It is important to know the difference in shops.”

http://health-womens.com/wine-tips-and-secrets-for-enjoying-this-tasty-beverage-2/

 

TOP 10 DIFFICULT WINE NAMES

Check out the top 10 list

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/top-10-difficult-wine-names/

NEW ZEALAND WINERIES COUNT COST OF EARTHQUAKE

The recent earthquake in New Zealand led to the loss of around 2% of Marlborough’s total wine production, however a record 2016 harvest means this will not impact supply, or the 2017 vintage, says New Zealand Winegrowers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/new-zealand-wineries-count-cost-of-earthquake/

 

HAIL STORM WREAKS HAVOC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The local industry wine body Riverland Wine is offering support to wine growers in South Australia’s Riverland after a devastating hail storm wreaked havoc throughout the region, “shredding” the vines of many producers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/11/hail-storm-wreaks-havoc-on-riverland-vines/

 

Turning Narrow-Minded Wine Lovers On to Something New

Sure, the wine world can be intimidating. But drinking the same bottle year in, year out is no answer. Lettie Teague shares strategies to help get drinkers out of their wine ruts

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/turning-narrow-minded-wine-lovers-on-to-something-new-1479933707

 

On a Pilgrimage to Parras, Mexico’s Underrated Wine Region

Just two hours from the cosmopolitan city of Monterrey is the Parras Valley; this verdant stretch of northeastern Mexico is home to the oldest winery in the Americas (Casa Madero, open in 1597) and a vibrant if underrated scene with 14 wineries—some old, some new, most still family run, but all very ambitious with their plans for this region

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/on-a-pilgrimage-to-parras-mexicos-underrated-wine-region

 

These Men Are Harvesting Wine From Namibia’s Palm Trees

To obtain the sap, the men first pierce a well-aged male palm trunk with stakes, then use the stakes to scale the tree, which can tower up to 100 feet.

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http://time.com/4566187/namibia-palm-tree-wine/

 

Can You Solve The Diluted Wine Puzzle? Famous 16th Century Math Problem

How many cups of wine were originally in the barrel?

http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2016/11/27/can-you-solve-the-diluted-wine-puzzle-famous-16th-century-math-problem/

 

The Wine Tasting Method (Video)

The wine tasting method is a simple process that will help you identify specific features in wine while tasting it.

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http://winefolly.com/review/the-wine-tasting-method-video/

 

5 DELICIOUS BOOZE-FILLED CAKES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON CRAVINGS

Why enjoy just a drink when you can enjoy your favorite alcohol in a delicious dessert?

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-delicious-booze-filled-cakes-for-your-holiday-season-cravings/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=996a6d4cac-Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Tuesday+29th+November&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-996a6d4cac-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Drink+Me+Newsletter+-+Tuesday+29th+November%29&mc_cid=996a6d4cac&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT PETIT CHABLIS

The Chablis vineyards surround the quiet stone walled town of Chablis in central France and are part of Burgundy

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/the-truth-about-petit-chablis/

Restaurant Cuisine Types With Best Growth

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Budweiser Kicks Off Holidays With Redesigned Packaging

To celebrate the 140th holiday season of Budweiser, the brand has launched newly designed, limited-edition holiday packaging.

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http://www.ballerstatus.com/2016/11/23/budweiser-kicks-off-holidays-redesigned-packaging/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b13fb2b9db-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+28%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b13fb2b9db-36686829

 

U.S. – Top Five Canadian Whisky Brand

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New bottle design for Sandeman Port

The new glass bottle is embossed and features a detailed label, adorned with the Sandeman cloaked figure, ‘The Don’, which was originally designed in 1928. A wax seal references its award-winning status.

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2016/16887-new-bottle-design-for-sandeman-port.html

 

THE MOST ICONIC BEER FROM EVERY STATE

We set out to identify the most iconic beer brewed in each of the 50 states

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/most-famous-beers-every-state

 

The Secret History of Ruinart’s Storied Champagne Caves in Reims

Thomas Jefferson is said to have ordered a case of Ruinart

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-secret-history-of-ruinarts-storied-champagne-caves-in-reims

TOP 25 BEERS OF 2016

Sure, numeric scores and pricing play important roles, but of similar consideration is the representation of various brands, styles, countries, production sizes and overall product availability.

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http://www.winemag.com/toplists/top25beers2016/?utm_source=Wine%20Enthusiast.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1603140_WEM%20Top%2025%20Beers%202016&utm_content=25beersBUT&dm_i=219S,YCZO,373VDG,2O3IV,1

Why are there crystals in my wine?

Don’t panic, you’re probably not about to die from eating broken glass; those little shards in your wine are more likely to be tartrate crystals.

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/tartrate-crystals-in-wine-346248/

Sutter Home sues Shmaltz Brewing over ‘Menage a Trois’ trademark

Accusing the brewery of infringing its “Menage a Trois” trademark by selling a 12-pack of its beers with the “MANNAge a Trois” name.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sutter-home-sues-shmaltz-brewing-over-menage-trois-174102091–sector.html

 

New 19 Crimes

Treasury Wine Estates is adding two new wines to its fast-growing 19 Crimes brand from Australia. Newcomers include The Banished Dark Red ($12), a blend of Shiraz with touches of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache; and The Warden ($25), also a Shiraz-based blend. Both are sourced from South Eastern Australia. 19 Crimes, which launched in 2013, crested a quarter-million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank, earning “Hot Brand” honors.

MOMMA, DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE WINE REPS

Interesting look and tips for wine sales positions

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/momma-dont-let-your-babies-grow-up-to-be-wine-reps

The difference between Port and Port-styled wines

And although many domestic wineries make a Port-styled wine, that name can no longer be used on a wine label, even in describing the wine.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6367641-181/on-wine-the-difference-between

 

Britain could be a major WINE producer and exporter by 2100 – because of climate change

Areas like Peckham and Milton Keynes could be ideal for producing wine despite their unglamorous reputations

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2301355/britain-could-be-a-major-wine-producer-and-exporter-by-2100-because-of-climate-change/

 

The $845 Wine Book That Dealers Can’t Keep in Stock

Assouline’s Impossible Collection of Wine details last century’s most incredible vintages.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/assouline-impossible-collection-of-wine-review

Wine for Everyone!

According to data released earlier this year, millennials drank 42 percent of all wine last year, outpacing baby boomers and Gen Xers.

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http://www.portlandmercury.com/wine-for-everyone/2016/11/30/18720516/wine-for-everyone

 

Musical Wine Glasses

This might come handy as a nice gift idea for your audiophile/musical friends or simply to treat yourself.

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http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/11/musical-wine-glasses.html

 

 

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

WINE LABEL CLASS

Tuesday January 10th 7pm

 

Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-65ca2977f4f84f6689f0e8e72dcc826e

Exploring Italian Wines

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Tuesday January 17th 7pm

Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.

This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.

Come explore Italy!

Cost $25

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-b8f3b8004a574490909dde98efecf66a

Medway Community Education

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WINE TASTING 101

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Thursday January 26th 7-9pm

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine. The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile. With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

Participants must be 21 years of age

Exploring French Wines

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Thursday February 9th 7-9pm

Lets take a trip to France in this education and tasting class.

We will cover French wine growing regions and what wines to look for.

French wine laws and labels will be examined.

What is difference between Champagne and a Cremant?

What are the grapes in Burgundy?

What is the one red grape grown in Alsace?

What are French Dessert wines?

After this class you will have all the tips needed to start buying and enjoying the wines of France!

Participants must be 21 years of age

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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2017 French Wine Scholar Program

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Feb 28-May 2nd Tuesdays

Review+ Test

Feb 28, and run every Tuesday until May 2 with no class during April break on 4/18. Review 5/16, Exam 5/30.

Feb 16th 

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

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Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

 

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