Liquor Industry News/Links 02-18-17

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-18-17

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Held In Our Wine Room This Week 

Tri-County Adult Education Oscars Truffles And Wine Event

With The Sugar Shoppe

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Upcoming Franklin Wine Club Event

Thursday March 2nd

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

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It will be a treat to feature wines from two legendary wine figures in Napa Valley history, Anthony Bell (Bell Wine Cellars) and Walter Schug (Schug Vineyard & Winery).  Walter Schug grew up in Germany and his experience was sought out by Joseph Phelps in 1973.  Walter made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend, their well known Insignia label.  However, Walter’s passion was Pinot Noir and when Phelps cut their Pinot Noir program, Walter purchased land in Napa’s Carneros District and Schug Vineyard and Winery was born in 1980.

Anthony Bell, came to America by the way of South Africa.  He immediately made his mark on the California wine scene by taking over from legendary wine maker Andre Tchelistcheff.  Anthony would now be in charge of making the Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) “Georges de Latour” Private Reserve Wines.   Anthony would eventually grow his responsibilities to become BV’s General Manager.   However, as Napa became more corporate, Anthony wanted to return to his true passion, wine making.  In 1991 Bell Wine Cellars was founded and has produced Award Winning wines on his terms.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/237706589/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

TOP FIVE WINES TO PAIR WITH BARRY WHITE

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

OSCAR-BEER PAIRINGS

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 

 

Beerifying The Wine Industry: Lessons From Wine In A Can

Sure, you can turn your nose up at wine that comes in a can. But you’d be missing out on a serious growth category within the wine industry.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2017/02/10/beerifying-the-wine-industry-lessons-from-wine-in-a-can/#2025679e76d6

 

Someone’s invented a custom wine glass contoured to your face to help tasting experience

It’s what every wine lover has been waiting for

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/custom-wine-glass-contoured-your-face-breath-smell-flavour-nose-drinking-kickstarter-a7573031.html

 

How to pair wine with dessert: Pro tips for every kind of sweet tooth

We all love dessert now and again, right? But what are the best wine choices for chocolate mousse, crème caramel, pavlova, or ice cream?

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http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/how-to-pair-wine-with-dessert

 

Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine Debut New Santo Mezquila Liquor

The spirits industry has been pretty good to Sammy Hagar over the years, and he’s just added a new alcoholic venture to his portfolio — with an assist from Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

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http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-adam-levine-liquor/

Dogfish Head to Debut Draft System That Lets You Drink Beer Straight from the Barrel

A draft system design and installation company based in Annapolis, Maryland, partnered to create the Rack AeriAle, a draft system designed for bars that transports barrel-aged beer straight from the cask to the glass (and better still, on nitro).

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/dogfish-head-to-debut-draft-system-that-lets-you-drink-beer-straight-from-the-barrel-w466306

 

SIERRA NEVADA TO LAUNCH BEER CAMP ACROSS THE WORLD

In June, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will release Beer Camp Across the World, a variety 12-pack featuring collaboration beers with six American breweries and six international breweries.

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http://allaboutbeer.com/sierra-nevada-beer-camp-across-the-world/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=10669b331a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+10%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-10669b331a-36686829

 

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN WHO’S MAKING YOUR WINE

Today’s number one hot-button issue may very well be immigration policy. As opinions from both sides abound on a daily basis, at least there’s wine to get us through it all. But the funny thing about our favorite beverage is that immigrants actually play a huge role in American agriculture, an umbrella that covers winemaking and grape growing.

http://vinepair.com/articles/might-surprised-learn-whos-making-wine/

 

Digital Media Spending

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Some Lodi Vineyards Underwater for Weeks

Rivers of storms delay operations as Mokelumne River overflows its banks

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https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=180355

Social media doesn’t sell much wine

Since the advent of social media, wineries have been wondering how important it is in wine sales.

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WINE WAND CLAIMS TO MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE FOR WINE DRINKERS ALLERGIC TO HISTAMINES AND SULFITES

Makers of the Wand say the filter is designed to help reduce the side effects of drinking wine

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http://abc30.com/food/wine-wand-claims-to-make-big-difference-for-wine-drinkers-allergic-to-histamines-and-sulfites/1747212/

 

https://drinkpurewine.com/the-story-of-the-wand/

 

 

Gary Vaynerchuk on the Transformation of the Wine Industry

It’s time to take another look into the wisdom of Gary Vaynerchuk in his latest book #ASKGARYVEE!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gary-vaynerchuk-on-the-transformation-of-the-wine-industry_us_586bfe05e4b014e7c72ee471?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=61fbc836b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-61fbc836b0-64683881

 

New Amsterdam, Tito’s Drive Solid Growth For U.S. Market’s Top 10 Vodka Brands

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Putting ‘No Headache’ Wine Filters To The Test

Think about this: wine without the headache. New products are being marketed as ways to avoid that day after pain.

Local MA WBZ 4 news report

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/02/12/wine-headache-filters-sulfites-hangover/

HIGH-ANTIOXIDANT’ WINE LAUNCHED IN CHINA

Targeting Mainland China and Hong Kong’s wine drinkers, an Italian winery has launched a red wine rich in procyanidin – a powerful antioxidant found in tannins.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/italian-company-launches-high-antioxidant-wine-in-china/

 

Why red wine is the best alcohol for great sex

Without getting too bogged down in science, according to the research, red wine actually has compounds that stimulate our erogenous zones. Drinking two glasses a day gives women a higher sex drive, and in men, seems to increase testosterone in the blood.

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http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/13/why-red-wine-is-the-best-alcohol-for-great-sex-6441024/

 

Carbonation and the pain of Champagne

Sparkling wine – or beer, or soda, or seltzer* – triggers an unmistakable set of sensations, addictive or repellent depending on your predilection. But is that sensation a taste? A physical sensation? Something else? Probably some combination of the above, though figuring all of that out is trickier than you might imagine.

http://wineoscope.com/2017/02/12/carbonation-and-the-pain-of-champagne/

 

Should Restaurants Offer Guests That First Taste of Wine?

Does it make sense to eliminate elements of restaurant wine service if they seem pointless or cause agitation?

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/dining/should-restaurants-offer-guests-that-first-taste-of-wine.html?_r=0

 

5 Reasons Why Great Wine Starts with Geography

Wine geography goes a lot farther than mapping your way to the nearest wine shop and navigating to the next bottle

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-reasons-why-great-wine-starts-with-geography/

 

WINE REGIONS OF HUNGARY

Wine was introduced to Hungary by the Romans, and the country was known for its excellent wines until the devastation of World War II and the Communist era. Recently Hungarian wines have had a renaissance and garnering prizes in international competitions.

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https://gotohungary.com/about-hungary/-/article/hungary-wine-regions;jsessionid=AF6070990CBCAAA023C847BE10902212

OSCAR-BEER PAIRINGS

The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony will be aired on February 26, 2017, and you’ll want to make sure you have a lot of beer on hand to get through the evening of glitz and tedium. So without further ado, let’s open the envelope and see what beers have been selected to pair with these nine nominees, while we watch their trailers.

http://yourbeernetwork.com/?p=2069

 

California Wine Economic Impact Website Launched

Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) have partnered to launch a new interactive website offering economic impact statistics for California wine and winegrapes at: www.wine‑economy.com.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/02/13/california-wine-economic-impact-website-launched?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=796c3e581c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-796c3e581c-64683881

 

Oak Sweeter than Sugar for Wine

How can wine taste sweet without any residual sugar? It might be down to an unexpected source.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/02/oak-sweeter-than-sugar-for-wine?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=796c3e581c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-796c3e581c-64683881

 

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

 You walk into a wine store and the little shelf tag on a chardonnay screams that it got a 90 from the Wine Spectator or Robert Parker, which sounds great. But what exactly does 90 mean?

http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/February-2017/What-Do-Wine-Rating-Numbers-Mean/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=796c3e581c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-796c3e581c-64683881

 

TOP FIVE WINES TO PAIR WITH BARRY WHITE

Ridiculous Valentines Day-related themes aside, there is a growing column of evidence of a special sensory inter-relationship between music and wine.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/top-five-wines-to-pair-with-barry-white/

 

You Aren’t Wrong About Wine

No, you can’t taste wine like an expert – and that’s OK

Taking wine descriptions as gospel is problematic because no two people experience the same wine the same way.

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http://www.usnews.com/opinion/op-ed/articles/2017-02-14/dont-stress-about-tasting-wine-like-a-sommelier-this-valentines-day

 

New Wine Purse Lets You Get Drunk Anywhere And Stay (Kind Of) Classy

Before you spend your paycheck on a tote in each color, you should be aware of how it works

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http://elitedaily.com/social-news/new-wine-purse-drunk-anywhere/1791321/

Lawsuit against Walmart claims nothing crafty about its ‘craft’ beers

A Cincinnati-area man has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over what he says is the retail giant’s “fraudulent, unlawful, deceptive and unfair” marketing of craft beers that aren’t really craft beers.

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http://www.dayton.com/news/lawsuit-against-walmart-claims-nothing-crafty-about-its-craft-beers/CWFO0oP123lnPIh9YBUcRO/

 

CALIFORNIA LEADS US WINE EXPORTS TO RECORD HIGH

US wine exports, 90% of which come from California, reached a record value of $1.62 billion in 2016, the Californian Wine Institute has revealed.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/california-leads-us-wine-exports-to-record-high/

 

This beloved grocery chain is the latest company to face Trump-related boycotts

The regional supermarket chain with a cult following is facing calls to remove Trump Winery products from its 10 Virginia stores.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/02/14/this-beloved-grocery-chain-is-the-latest-company-to-face-trump-related-boycotts/?utm_term=.2a4979631e26&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

 

Angry Orchard Introduces Tapped Maple Seasonal Cider

New seasonal hard cider Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, available now through April. Tapped Maple blends American culinary apples with a hint of maple syrup from Vermont maple trees for a not-too-sweet cider with a big, bright apple taste.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/angry-orchard-introduces-tapped-maple-seasonal-cider?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=6f0527403e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+14%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-6f0527403e-36686829

 

Raisin & table grapes driven to brink of extinction by wine.

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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

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 470 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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Thursday March 2nd

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

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It will be a treat to feature wines from two legendary wine figures in Napa Valley history, Anthony Bell (Bell Wine Cellars) and Walter Schug (Schug Vineyard & Winery).  Walter Schug grew up in Germany and his experience was sought out by Joseph Phelps in 1973.  Walter made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend, their well known Insignia label.  However, Walter’s passion was Pinot Noir and when Phelps cut their Pinot Noir program, Walter purchased land in Napa’s Carneros District and Schug Vineyard and Winery was born in 1980.

Anthony Bell, came to America by the way of South Africa.  He immediately made his mark on the California wine scene by taking over from legendary wine maker Andre Tchelistcheff.  Anthony would now be in charge of making the Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) “Georges de Latour” Private Reserve Wines.   Anthony would eventually grow his responsibilities to become BV’s General Manager.   However, as Napa became more corporate, Anthony wanted to return to his true passion, wine making.  In 1991 Bell Wine Cellars was founded and has produced Award Winning wines on his terms.

Sign Up:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/237706589/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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An Introduction to Irish Whiskey – a tasting/education

Wednesday, March 8

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Franklins own Walsh Family, an Irish Whiskey Importer

This evening is designed to promote the sensible enjoyment of Irish whiskey, Ireland’s indigenous spirit. We believe there is something extra-special about Irish whiskey in its many varieties.

So whether you’re a discerning aficionado or whiskey, or simply partial to the occasional sup, plan to join local Irish whiskey importer of Flaming Leprechaun for this interesting, informative and fun evening in a friendly, casual environment at Franklin Liquors. This is and Irish Whiskey Tasting experience you are sure to enjoy, savor and remember.

http://flamingleprechaun.com

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

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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!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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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!

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Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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  Easter Garden Bulb Basket and Spring Wines

April 6

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Get ready for Easter by join Franklin Liquors and Hillside Nursery for an evening of flowers and wine! Design a garden basket of Easter Bulbs for yourself or as a gift, and welcome Spring by tasting through an assortment of seasonal wines

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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Ever found yourself staring at a wine label and been confused about what it’s telling you? You’re not alone! Join Mark and Kim as they decode the language on that bottle of wine. You’ll learn how to tell if a wine is dry or sweet, what might be in a blend, and so much more!

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Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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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.

Tuition: $999

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

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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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