Liquor Industry News/Links 01-07-17

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-07-17

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Happy New Year

2017

Franklin Liquors Class At The Creative Sewing Studio

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Saturday, February 18th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Do you really know what’s in a bottle? How about if it’s really organic? Do you know only 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale? Do you know how to get more value for your money or find the best for your specific palate when shopping for wines?This year we are re-opening after our winter break with a new and exciting Creative Arts Workshop, The Art Of Wine Buying! There is no better time for lively, educational conversation and the warmth created by sipping on wine than in the chill of winter!

Mark Lenzi, co-owner of Franklin Liquors will provide us with information on Wine Buying Tips Using Wine Labels that mostly only those in the industry know. No longer will you purchase a bottle solely based on its label design. This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. After this event buying wine will never be the same! http://www.franklinliquors.com

Cost: $38 includes cheese, meats and crackers, wine and information.

https://thecreativesewingstudio.com/products/adult-art-workshops-knitting-beading-painting

 

Time To Vote!

2017 Readers Choice Awards Ballots

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Week of January 16, 2017 through

week of February 6, 2017

Please Vote Us For Best Liquor Store

GO PATS!

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

A wine trend outside the bottle

Does getting older change our sense of smell and taste?

SCIENTISTS DISPROVE ‘FRUIT/ROOT DAY’ TASTING DIFFERENCES

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 

 

The 5 Perfect Beers to Pair With Winter Foods

Pull up a chair next to the fire and enjoy one of these hearty combinations

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http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/perfect-beer-food-pairings?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9119afe92d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+30%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9119afe92d-36686829

It Turns Out Your Wine Choice Reveals Some VERY Interesting Things About Your Personality

Did you know your wine choice is saying quite a bit about you?

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http://twentytwowords.com/it-turns-out-your-wine-choice-reveals-some-very-interesting-things-about-your-personality/

 

4 Super Underrated Fortified Wines

Despite the incredible history surrounding the fortified wines of Europe, they’ve fallen out of favor. On the plus side, it means you can find exceptional quality at a great value price. Here are several fine fortified wines that can be found for less than $20 a bottle.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/4-super-underrated-fortified-wines/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=f12b27107d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-f12b27107d-62472929&mc_cid=f12b27107d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Organic wine really does taste better, study of 74,000 bottles shows

They discovered that organic wines – which are labelled as ‘ecocertified’ in the US – scored an average of 4.1 points higher than their non-organic counterparts, our of a score of 100.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/02/organic-wine-really-does-taste-better-study-74000-bottles-shows/

 

Is Italian Wine Ready for a Revamp in 2017?

Take this as simply one long-time observer’s view of the path ahead.

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http://acevola.blogspot.com/2017/01/is-italian-wine-ready-for-revamp-in-2017.html

How Color Affects Your Perception of Taste of Wine

The color of foods and drinks has such a strong impact on our perception that it can affect how much we like different foods and drinks. Here are a few striking examples:

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-color-affects-your-perception-of-taste-of-wine/

 

BEAM SUNTORY ‘CYCLES OUT’ PINNACLE FLAVOURS

Beam Suntory is “confident” it can return Pinnacle Vodka to growth after substituting declining confectionery flavors for fruit variants, according to the firm’s North American marketing head.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/01/beam-suntory-cycles-out-pinnacle-flavours/

Champagne By The Numbers

The most important number this New Year’s Eve is 2017. But while you’re counting down to midnight, here are a few others you might try to remember.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/samlemonick/2016/12/30/champagne-by-the-numbers/#4141d8d05eb4

 

Pairing Beer and Cheese

Beer and cheese are natural partners, with equally wide ranges of possible flavors. Here, we offer a few suggestions on how to think about pairing various styles of cheese with different beer styles.

https://beerandbrewing.com/4DqMtBip1KuSkCcKcaE6Wc/article/pairing-beer-and-cheese?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=30a6e5fa2a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+3%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-30a6e5fa2a-36686829

Medway MA ice cream shop granted liquor license

Through the 4-1 vote, T.C. Scoops, at 104 Main St., received a full liquor license, but with conditions that restricts the shop to serving only beer, wine and cordials or ice cream-based alcoholic treats.

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170103/medway-ice-cream-shop-granted-liquor-license

New Trinchero Wine

Trinchero Family Estates is launching Hopes End, a new Australian red blend. Produced by Australia’s Angove Family Winemakers, Hopes End is made with Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec and Petit Verdot sourced from the McLaren Vale, Barossa and Murray Valley regions. The new entry, which is targeted toward the 25- to 35-year-old demographic, retails at $12 a 750-ml. Hopes End is intended to tap the continuing red blend boom, with the category now the third-largest in the U.S., up more than 10% in the 26 weeks ending December 3, 2016, according to Nielsen.

SCIENTISTS DISPROVE ‘FRUIT/ROOT DAY’ TASTING DIFFERENCES

A team of scientists in New Zealand has published a report they say disproves there is any difference in ‘Fruit’ and ‘Root’ days in the biodynamic tasting calendar.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/01/scientists-disprove-fruitroot-day-tasting-differences/

 Full Report

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169257#sec020

 

5 Wine Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

Five resolutions for the new year that are deliciously fun, social, and easily attainable. Why? All pertain to our favorite beverage: wine.

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http://www.grape-experiences.com/2017/01/5-wine-resolutions-youll-actually-keep/

 

Does getting older change our sense of smell and taste?

Research indicates some of us will be lucky and will hang on to most of the abilities we already have, while others will face a downhill slide in our powers of perception. All this is highly individual and a gradual decline in sensitivity may not always be obvious.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/does-getting-older-change-our-sense-of-smell-and-taste

EU forces ‘prosecco van’ owner to rename her wine because it isn’t served from a bottle

The couple want to use the vehicle at events, parties and weddings, where they will be able to serve up glasses of fizz from the tap.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/04/eu-tells-prosecco-van-owner-cant-call-fizzy-wine-prosecco-isnt/

 

$300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

Ao Yun 2013, a Bordeaux-style red, at $300 a pop, has upped the ante considerably and gives a whole new face to the Chinese wine business.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickpassmore/2017/01/04/300-chinese-wine-arrives-in-america/#54d533704fe3

 

A wine trend outside the bottle

The label is often the gateway to the purchase of the wine.

http://www.theunion.com/entertainment/rod-byers-a-wine-trend-outside-the-bottle/

 

Boomers still rule the wine market

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Boston Beer Company Introduces 2 New Seasonal Beers

Samuel Adams was one of the first craft brewers to offer rotating beers that capture the essence of each season, and now, from January through April, the brewers are introducing drinkers to two new seasonal beers: Samuel Adams Hopscape and Fresh as Helles

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-introduces-2-new-seasonal-beers?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9336d2e760-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+4%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9336d2e760-36686829

 

PERNOD TO LAUNCH ‘CONNECTED COCKTAIL LIBRARY

Pernod Ricard’s Breakthrough Innovation Group (BIG) is seeking to “transform” at-home cocktail culture with its “connected cocktail library” system Opn, set to launch in early 2018.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/01/pernod-to-launch-opn-connected-cocktail-library/

 

Wine and Moderation: What’s Healthy?

To really answer the question of whether or not wine is healthy, you need to look at what’s inside a glass of wine.

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http://winefolly.com/update/wine-and-moderation-whats-healthy/

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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 Liquors Class At The Creative Sewing Studio

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Saturday, February 18th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Do you really know what’s in a bottle? How about if it’s really organic? Do you know only 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale? Do you know how to get more value for your money or find the best for your specific palate when shopping for wines?This year we are re-opening after our winter break with a new and exciting Creative Arts Workshop, The Art Of Wine Buying! There is no better time for lively, educational conversation and the warmth created by sipping on wine than in the chill of winter!

Mark Lenzi, co-owner of Franklin Liquors will provide us with information on Wine Buying Tips Using Wine Labels that mostly only those in the industry know. No longer will you purchase a bottle solely based on its label design. This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. After this event buying wine will never be the same! http://www.franklinliquors.com

Cost: $38 includes cheese, meats and crackers, wine and information.

https://thecreativesewingstudio.com/products/adult-art-workshops-knitting-beading-painting

 

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/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

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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

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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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