Liquor Industry News/Links 12-10-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-10-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Holiday Gift Idea

The Gift Of A Wine Tasting/Education

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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

Cost $20

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_17_final_brochure_11-28.pdf

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

Cost $20

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_17_final_brochure_11-28.pdf

Our Other Tasting Classes/Ideas

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Our Complete Schedule And Class Options

http://www.franklinliquors.com/education.html

French Wine Scholar (FWS) Program

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Date: 9 Tuesdays: February 28 – November May 30; Review May 16; Exam date: May 30, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA

Tuition: $999

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

Watch For Our Holiday Gift Guide Newsletter!

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Franklin Wine Club Holiday Event

December 5th 2016 At Davio’s

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Read All About It:

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/franklin-wine-club-holiday-party-2016-at-davios-foxborough/

 

GO PATS!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Five interesting facts about Prohibition’s end in 1933

Should We Really Blame Weed Legalization for Declining Beer Sales?

Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan 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 

Von Miller gives every player in AFC West custom bottle of wine, thank you note

Miller gave players a custom wine, blended by a Boulder native

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http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/02/von-miller-wine-gift-afc-west-thank-you/

 

The D-Vine machine is like a Keurig dispenser for wine at home

A new machine aims to do for wine what Nespresso and Keurig have done for coffee at home.

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http://mashable.com/2016/12/02/d-vine-wine-machine-nespresso-dispenser/#HpvVyfkqGaqo

 

The European countries that drink the most beer

According to data from the Brewers of Europe, compiled into the below map by Statista, it’s those in the east and the centre of the continent who love beer the most.

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https://indy100.com/article/beer-consumption-europe-map-7452461

 

The Eater Boston Guide to Eataly Boston

How to eat your way through Back Bay’s giant Italian food emporium

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http://boston.eater.com/2016/11/29/13744404/eataly-boston-guide#0

 

Mapping Eataly Boston

An insiders’ guide to navigating Mario Batali’s new pizza-and-pasta emporium in the Prudential Center.

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http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2016/11/29/eataly-boston-map/?platform=hootsuite

 

The Gifts Of Wine: A Guidebook To December

If you’re reading this column, then I suspect that wine likely falls somewhere along the trajectory of gifts you’d like to give or (let’s be honest) receive.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/12/01/the-gifts-of-wine-a-guidebook-to-december/#33f0a19c70bf

 

Ten Truths About Cabernet Franc

To familiarize yourself with Cabernet Franc, here are ten fabulous facts:

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http://napavalleywineacademy.com/25224-2/

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Wine

Because there might be animal byproducts in your rosé

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http://www.eater.com/wine/2016/12/1/13787000/vegan-wine

TTB Proposes New Grape Variety Names

Twenty-one grape varieties in 10 states east of the Rockies included for review

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=177345

TOP 10 DRINKS-RELATED GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the obligatory panic buying of presents. Get some inspiration for the drinks lover in your life with our round-up of boozy gifts.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/12/top-10-drinks-related-gifts-for-christmas/

JAPAN’S WHITE WINE PRODUCTION OUTNUMBERS REDS

Japan made more white wines using domestically grown Koshu grape than reds in the fiscal year 2015, according to a survey conducted by the National Tax Agency.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/12/japans-white-wine-production-outnumbers-reds/

 

How to prevent a wine headache

Wondering why you always get a headache the morning after drinking wine? Many people think that sulfites are the culprit behind wine headaches, but other chemicals are likely to blame.

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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/01/how-to-prevent-wine-headache.html

 

American Sparkling Wine Is Set To Pop This Holiday Season

According to the Wine Institute, sparkling wine and Champagne sales in the United States in 2015 reached 21.7 million 9-liter cases, up from 19.7 million in 2014, 18.4 million in 2013, and 17.6 million in 2012. The trend lines are clear: Americans are consuming an increasing amount of bubbly.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2016/11/30/american-sparkling-wine-is-set-to-pop-this-holiday-season/#534a06c41f3f

 

Black wine is back. Here are 5 bottles to try

Relax: There’s no squid ink or cuttlefish in play. “Black wine” is actually red wine — a very dark malbec.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-cahors-wine-food-1202-20161130-column.html

 

There is a huge health benefit to drinking Prosecco

Drinking prosecco and champagne daily could be great for the body as it causes improvements in the way blood vessels function.

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https://www.her.ie/health/there-is-a-huge-health-benefit-to-drinking-prosecco/322455

 

BRUNELLO HAMPERED BY LACK OF UNDERSTANDING

As other Italian fine wines make gains in the secondary market, Brunello di Montalcino is held back by a lack of understanding thinks Tancredi Biondi-Santi.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/12/brunello-hampered-by-lack-of-understanding/

 

Vin Santo: the holiest of wine

We thank the monks for this sweet dessert wine

IN STOCK

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http://www.theflorentine.net/food-wine/2016/12/vin-santo-holiest-wine/

 

Smirnoff Introduces New Spiked Sparkling Seltzer

SMIRNOFF™ Spiked Sparkling Seltzer premium malt beverage is the newest addition to the hard seltzer category — but with fewer calories than the leading hard seltzer brands** currently on the market.

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https://www.brewbound.com/news/smirnoff-introduces-new-spiked-sparkling-seltzer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=26e9138a53-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-26e9138a53-36686829

 

10 Christmas tree beers

Beers brewed with fir, spruce and pine primarily appear around the holidays, when fresh Christmas tree scents are especially abundant, but their flavors, you could say, are evergreen.

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http://draftmag.com/trending-10-christmas-tree-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=26e9138a53-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-26e9138a53-36686829

 

Big Wine Brands vs. Independent Wineries

Did you know that much of the wine we see at supermarket chains actually stem from just a handful of major brands?

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-brands-vs-independent-producers/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=c136a62f84-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-c136a62f84-62472929&mc_cid=c136a62f84&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

CUBA BANS ALCOHOL DURING CASTRO MOURNING

The Cuban government has banned the sale of alcohol as it continues a period of national mourning following the death of former leader Fidel Castro on 25 November.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/12/cuba-bans-alcohol-during-castro-mourning/

 

 

Should We Really Blame Weed Legalization for Declining Beer Sales?

Beer sales are declining, and at least one analyst is blaming legal weed for that, too.

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/should-we-really-blame-weed-legalization-for-declining-beer-sales

 

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Launches New Label Design for Flagship Brand

In collaboration with renowned Auston Design Group and acclaimed California artist Mike Gray, Shannon Ridge has finalized new packaging for their High Elevation Collection wine.

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http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/12/05/shannon-ridge-new-label-design-flagship-brand

 

The Guide to Ridiculously Large Bottles of Wine, from Magnums to Nebuchadnezzar

Large-format wines have a lower percentage of air to wine than standard bottles, decreasing the risk of flaws.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/story/ridiculously-large-format-wine-bottles

 

10 countries with the most expensive wine on the planet

10 most expensive countries to buy vino in 2016.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/countries-with-the-most-expensive-wine-on-the-planet-2016-12

 

Five interesting facts about Prohibition’s end in 1933

On December 5, 1933, three states voted to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. But did Prohibition really end on that fateful day?

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https://www.yahoo.com/movies/five-interesting-facts-prohibition-end-1933-103607281.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=5fcd280e73-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+5%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-5fcd280e73-36686829

 

 

MA Short Path Distillery News

Everett, Massachusetts-based Short Path Distillery has released Winter Gin, its second seasonal offering. An American-dry style gin with organic rosemary, angelica root and juniper among its botanical ingredients, the new product is the second in Short Path’s series of four seasonal gins all made in a traditional copper gin still. Winter Gin is available off-premise in 375-ml. ($17) and 750-ml. ($29) bottles in Eastern Massachusetts as well as in limited on-premise locations. Short Path’s year-round portfolio includes gin, rum, gold rum and triple sec offerings.

BREWERY ERECTS GIANT BEER KEG CHRISTMAS TREE

New York State’s oldest brewery has continued a now annual tradition of building a 26 foot Christmas tree out of beer kegs and illuminating it with 2,000 feet of lights.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/12/brewery-erects-26-foot-beer-keg-christmas-tree/

 

How To Etch Wine Glasses

If you’ve never etched glass with real etch cream, don’t worry. This cool DIY project is easier than you think!

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http://www.kenarry.com/how-to-etch-wine-glasses/

 

This Lipstick Looks Like a Mini Bottle of Wine

For the wino in you.

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http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a8467912/wine-bottle-lipstick/

Budweiser ‘smart’ beer fridge encourages drinking on the job

The new ‘Bud-E Fridge’ IoT smart refrigerator automatically orders more beer for you and your coworkers when supplies get low, and it’s available for a limited time for free, if you’re located in Chicago, New York or Los Angeles.

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http://www.cio.com/article/3147672/internet-of-things/budweiser-smart-beer-fridge-encourages-drinking-on-the-job.html

EBT America: MA Welfare Cash Accessed at Liquor Stores

Massachusetts’s welfare recipients are accessing their benefits at liquor stores across New England, according to public records provided to the Howie Carr Show by the Mass. Department of Transitional Assistance.

https://howiecarrshow.com/ebt-america-ma-welfare-cash-accessed-at-liquor-stores/

 

Your Prosecco Habit Might Be Giving Italians Cancer

Producers in Italy are searching for ways to grow grapes faster, and the Daily Mail reports that many have turned to potentially dangerous pesticides.

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/12/prosecco-pesticides-health-risk.html

 

Guide to German White Wine

Germany take its white wines very seriously. We know this because white wines make up over 65% of the country’s vineyards.

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http://winefolly.com/review/guide-to-german-white-wine/

 

Craft Beer 2016 In Review

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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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 Winter Programs

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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

Cost $20

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_17_final_brochure_11-28.pdf

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

Cost $20

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/winter_17_final_brochure_11-28.pdf

Tri-County Adult Education  

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2017 French Wine Scholar Program

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Date: 9 Tuesdays: February 28 – November May 30; Review May 16; Exam date: May 30, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA

Tuition: $999

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

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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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