Liquor Industry News/Links 12-31-16

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-31-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Open New Years Eve 8am-9PM

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Our Sale Items

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

Our 2017 Wine Tasting/Education Schedule

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

American Wine Specialist Program

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Franklin Liquors ( www.franklinliquors.com )along with Vinitas Wineworks ( http://vinitaswineworks.com )and Wine Empire ( http://www.mywineempire.com ) are proud to host the North American Sommelier Association for an American Wine Specialist (AWS) Class.

 

The AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® covers each of the 50 American states. Classic wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma will be covered, in addition to all other California American Viticultural Areas.   Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Washington’s Columbia Valley – both home tosignificant investment by Old World wine families – will be explored at length.  We will study the rapidly upcoming regions of New York’s Finger Lakes,  Texas Hill Country, and Virginia’s Piedmont.  We will also taste a number of native and hybrid varieties from all over the country…this will be an enlightening experience with depth of information and diversity of American wines.

The course consists of 24 hours (4 full days) of class time and tasting, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the official AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® certification and pin, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and recognized internationally by the Worldwide Sommelier Association (www.worldwidesommelier.com).

WHEN: 2017 MAR 25th, 26th, APR 1st & 2nd  – 9:00AM to 4:00pm (with break)

Exam: 2017 MAY 7th (9:00am – 1 hour)

WHERE: Franklin Liquors – 363 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Cost $650

Details And Sign Up Here:

https://www.nasommelier.com/american-wine-specialist-aws

Have A Safe And Happy New Year!

GO PATS!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

WHAT’S IN A LABEL? HOW WINE MAKERS REEL IN DRINKERS

Sparking wine: the science behind bubbles and best glassware for serving

Champagne tastes better with bigger bubbles, study finds

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 

A Beer In 60 Seconds And No Line To Wait In

Once you’ve agreed to the price, you tap your card and one more confirmation is needed to get the beer pumping.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2016/12/25/a-beer-in-60-seconds-and-no-line-to-wait-in/#4ef5d9db904e

 

Locations: A Wine Life Hack

Locations bottles’ labels are an abbreviation of the respective places where the grapes originate.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tara-fass/locations-a-wine-life-hac_b_13853986.html

Feds processing 51 new grape varietals for wine

Here’s your government in action: Fifty-one new grapes are set to join the exclusive group of grape varietals that winemakers can put on their bottle labels.

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http://www.startribune.com/feds-ride-herd-on-grape-varietals-wine-labels/408160996/

 

Butterball Sues Australian Wine Company Over Its ‘Butterball’ Chardonnay

It just won’t stop when it comes to trademark disputes involving the alcohol industry.

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http://abovethelaw.com/2016/12/butterball-sues-australian-wine-company-over-its-butterball-chardonnay/

 

Wine and chocolate are the perfect pairing, right? Not really, and here’s why

I’m not sure why everyone is always trying to pair chocolate with red wine, other than the fact that everyone loves red wine and chocolate

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/foodfocus/ct-whiskey-chocolate-pairing-food-1228-20161222-story.html

 

Wine app wars continue

Does this mean that Delectable lost the wine app wars, and that Vivino has won?

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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/wine-app-wars-continue

What else do people buy at cocktail bars other than cocktails?

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Champagne tastes better with bigger bubbles, study finds

Larger bubbles, about 3.4mm across, enhance the release of aerosols into the air above the glass, say experts

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/23/champagne-tastes-better-bigger-bubbles-prosecco-cava

 

Italian Sparkling Wine To Set New Holiday Record

Italian sparkling wine is set for a record holiday season, with 62 million bottles set to be uncorked in Italy (+10% on 2015) and 158 million abroad (+20%), according to estimates from the Wine Observatory, based on ISMEA data.

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http://www.esmmagazine.com/italian-sparkling-wine-to-set-new-holiday-record/36705

 

Sparking wine: the science behind bubbles and best glassware for serving

Chances are good that you will pop a bottle (or two) of bubbly as you celebrate this holiday season. But have you ever pondered how those fizzy little bubbles get into your champagne or sparkling wine? More importantly, which glass is best for serving it?

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https://www.splendidtable.org/story/sparking-wine-the-science-behind-bubbles-and-best-glassware-for-serving

 

WHAT’S IN A LABEL? HOW WINE MAKERS REEL IN DRINKERS

It turns out the labels have at least something to do with it, at least for 71 percent of U.S. wine consumers.

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http://www.newsweek.com/label-wine-drinkers-marketing-535961

 

Trump Winery is trying to hire foreign workers

The petition to the US Department of Labor from Trump Vineyard Estates, owned by the president-elect’s son Eric Trump, seeks temporary visas under the H-2A program for the foreign laborers who would work for about four months at the vineyard near Charlottesville doing a “variety of manual/equipment operation tasks in a vineyard operation.”

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http://nypost.com/2016/12/22/trump-winery-is-trying-to-hire-foreign-workers/

 

The 25 Essential Wines of 2016

Meet this year’s “Hot 25″—the bottles that represent everything we love about today’s ever-expanding wine world.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/the-25-essential-wines-best-wine-2016/

Top Wine Stories of 2016

A look back on the most-read news articles from 2016

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=178182

North Americans Prefer Cork Stoppers

Recent market research conducted in the USA and Canada provides further confirmation that cork is the preferred wine stopper for consumers, who are willing to pay a significant premium for cork-finished wines.

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http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/amorim-cork-america.html#whatsnew

 

The historical heart of Prosecco

Given the huge – and growing – popularity of Prosecco, it’s a good bet that a lot of that Italian fizz will be uncorked during the holidays, especially on New Year’s Eve.

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http://lauriedanielonwine.com/2016/12/23/the-historical-heart-of-prosecco/

 

Trinchero Acquires Fetzer’s Five Rivers Winery

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) has acquired Paso Robles, California-based Five Rivers Winery from Fetzer Vineyards for an undisclosed sum. The purchase includes Five Rivers’ 90,000-square-foot winemaking facility, as well as 46 acres of land, of which 15 acres are planted to Petite Sirah. TFE plans to update the Five Rivers facility and add white wine production to the site. TFE says the move furthers its ongoing effort to boost its premium and super-premium wine business, while expanding its presence on the Central Coast.

In a statement to SND, Fetzer Vineyards COO Cindy DeVries said, “The Five Rivers brand will continue to be produced following sale of the Central Coast winery to Trinchero, with production relocating to our Hopland, California-based winery.”

How wine and religion get along

Where did religion and wine start?

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http://www.inforum.com/variety/4187178-how-wine-and-religion-get-along

 

Wine And Cheese Shots Are Here To Take Your Pregame To The Next Level

Some things simply belong together and are sweet heaven to the tastebuds when eaten at the same time, like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for instance.

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http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/wine-and-cheese-shots/1735568/

 

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Our 2017 Education Schedule

American Wine Specialist Program

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Franklin Liquors ( www.franklinliquors.com )along with Vinitas Wineworks ( http://vinitaswineworks.com )and Wine Empire ( http://www.mywineempire.com ) are proud to host the North American Sommelier Association for an American Wine Specialist (AWS) Class.

 

The AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® covers each of the 50 American states. Classic wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma will be covered, in addition to all other California American Viticultural Areas.   Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Washington’s Columbia Valley – both home tosignificant investment by Old World wine families – will be explored at length.  We will study the rapidly upcoming regions of New York’s Finger Lakes,  Texas Hill Country, and Virginia’s Piedmont.  We will also taste a number of native and hybrid varieties from all over the country…this will be an enlightening experience with depth of information and diversity of American wines.

The course consists of 24 hours (4 full days) of class time and tasting, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the official AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® certification and pin, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and recognized internationally by the Worldwide Sommelier Association (www.worldwidesommelier.com).

WHEN: 2017 MAR 25th, 26th, APR 1st & 2nd  – 9:00AM to 4:00pm (with break)

Exam: 2017 MAY 7th (9:00am – 1 hour)

WHERE: Franklin Liquors – 363 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Cost $650

Details And Sign Up Here:

https://www.nasommelier.com/american-wine-specialist-aws

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 450 Club Members!

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

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2017 Events Soon!

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

February 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.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2099

 

March 9th French wines

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Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2098

 

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