Liquor Industry News/Links 09-04-17

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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09-04-2017

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Red Sox Wine Is Here!

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Franklin Wine Club Event

Exploring Organic Wines

Saturday September 9th

6-8PM

Guest Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

The Organic food and wine movement is hot!

At this event we will explore Organic wines and Organically grown wines.

What is the difference in USDA certified and those made with Organic grapes?

Are there sulfites in Organic wines?

Please come explore and taste.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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11 Mistakes You’re Making at the Liquor Store

 

The Beginner’s Guide To Greek Wines

 

Sugar in wine

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TRACES OF 6,000-YEAR-OLD WINE COULD REWRITE ITALY’S WINEMAKING HISTORY

Traditionally, it’s been believed that wine growing and wine production developed in Italy in the Middle Bronze Age (1300-1100 B.C.), as indicated by the discovery of as seeds, ancient storage pots and the remnants of wineries.

However this latest discovery positions the start of Italy’s winemaking heritage even further back in history, indicating that the ability to make wine was acquired in at least 4,000BC – the Copper Age.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/traces-of-4000-bc-wine-could-rewrite-italys-winemaking-history/

 

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING VODKA BRANDS

The UK is seeing stronger growth, along with the US, particularly for premium vodka

We Stock 5 of the most popular vodkas in the world!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/top-ten-vodka-brands/

 

Wine is big business in California but how big might surprise you

While the harvest for grapes used in some sparkling wines already has begun, the majority of the state’s harvest will occur from now through October

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/24/wine-is-big-business-in-california-but-how-big-might-surprise-you/

France faces worst wine grape harvest since 1945

Wine production to fall by 18% on 2016 after spring frosts ravage vines, but hot summer could deliver top vintages

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/france-faces-worst-wine-grape-harvest-since-1945

Blue Wine Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

After a regulatory hold up, the Instagram-friendly wine hits shelves in September

https://www.eater.com/wine/2017/8/25/16199050/blue-wine-us-where-to-buy

This Wine Train In Massachusetts Will Give You The Ride Of A Lifetime

Ever wanted to cruise through the Massachusetts countryside while sipping wine and enjoying live music?

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/wine-train-ma/

 

Grilled Cheese and Beer: The Pinnacle of Pairing

You don’t have to be a serious beer drinker to claim cheese and beer pairings as the holy grail of matrimonies.

https://oct.co/essays/grilled-cheese-and-beer-pinnacle-pairing?utm_source=oct_nl_

 

What you need to know about sangiovese, Italy’s biggest-selling grape

No other grape variety, red or white — and there are hundreds of Italian grape varieties — is grown or made into more wine in Italy than sangiovese, the red grape whose name translates to the “blood of Jove.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-sangiovese-italian-grape-wine-food-0825-20170824-column.html

 

Sugar in wine

Many wine styles involve the use of sugar in production, but should we be feeling concerned about the quantity used?

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/news/Decanter%20Features/sugar-in-wine

New Belgium Releases Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale

Brewed with Saigon cinnamon and Habanero peppers, Atomic Pumpkin Ale starts out sweet and finishes spicy with a little bitterness in between. The medium body ale pours bright pale amber with a light white lacing, and features Nugget hops combined with Pale Mena, Pale Rahr, Caramel and Munich malts to create a spicy and warming mouthfeel.

IN STOCK!

http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/new-belgium-releases-voodoo-ranger-atomic-pumpkin-ale/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8eac553459-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+23%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8eac553459-36686829

New Woodbridge Package

Constellation’s Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi brand has debuted single-serve packaging for its wines. The new Woodbridge Stacked Singles are ready-to-serve, 187-ml. peel-open shatterproof cups, offered in Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon expressions. Priced at $2.49 a cup, Woodbridge’s Stacked Singles are available at wine retailers nationwide. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Constellation’s largest wine brand by volume, grew 4.8% to 9.8 million cases last year. With similar growth in 2017, the entry-level label could top the 10-million-case mark.

 

Treasury Wine Estates’ plans to boost premium wine production at its Beringer plant in St. Helena lands in court

Treasury Wine Estates Americas Co. wants to move all wine production from Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma County to Beringer’s plant in St. Helena; it also plans to transfer production of all but the top-end labels from Beaulieu Vineyard’s winery in Rutherford to the St. Helena facility,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=188832

Is Aussie malbec the next big thing?

Malbec could become as big as shiraz in Australia according to Bleasdale Vineyards’ Paul Hotker, the newly crowned Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year. Here he explains why this intriguing grape, known for its punch-packing colour and tannin, is moving up the roster at wineries around the country and is more highly regarded than ever in his own Langhorne Creek.

http://www.winecompanion.com.au/news/news-articles/2017/august/talking-malbec-with-bleasdale

TOP 10 BIGGEST US CRAFT BREWERIES

The association describes an American craft brewer as “small, independent and traditional”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/top-10-biggest-us-craft-brewers-2/

This swimming pool filled with BEER

Visitors to the Schloss Starkenberger beer pools in Austria can book a dip in one of seven baths for £200 pounds for two hours

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/4305481/this-swimming-pool-filled-with-beer-is-everything-your-holiday-dreams-are-made-of/

Why Instagram Is the Best Place to Find Rare Beers

Bored of your local supermarket’s selection of lagers? Time to log on, buddy.

https://www.gq.com/story/instagram-beer-trades

The Beginner’s Guide To Greek Wines

In the ancient world, Greece was once one of the foremost producers of wine. However, in contrast to the country’s important wine heritage, modern Greek wines are only just now emerging in the rest of the world. In fact, these days Greece offers outstanding value for its wines and there are many new varieties that will certainly expand your palate.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-beginners-guide-to-greek-wines/?mc_cid=0bd855e107&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Baby boomers’ drink and drug misuse needs urgent action, warn experts

Urgent action is needed to tackle drink and drug misuse among baby boomers, experts have warned, with a growing body of data from around the world suggesting that substance misuse is increasing among those in their mid-50s and older.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/23/baby-boomers-drink-and-drug-misuse-needs-urgent-action-warn-experts

 

Lambrusco’s Comeback, and Why It’s Brushing Shoulders with Rosé

In Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s most prized gastronomic treasures, Lambrusco is to Italians as coffee is to Americans.

http://www.vogue.com/article/lambrusco-fizzy-red-wine-for-summer-rose

 

Rosé a year-round choice for majority of pink drinkers

 

Taking the Temperature of Wine Service

In dining rooms around the country, whites are being served warmer, while reds are cooling down

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/taking-the-temperature-of-wine-service/

 

Is it finally time for organic wine?

Organic wine is vino produced by viticulturists and winemakers who eschew the use of artificial and synthetic chemicals, such as fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides in their vineyards. They are also highly selective about what they add to wine during the fermentation and winemaking process, using only a limited number of natural substances.

http://norwell.wickedlocal.com/entertainment/20170822/wine-wisdom-is-it-finally-time-for-organic-wine

 

Johnnie Walker unveils three Blenders’ Batch whiskies

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish, Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend, and Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/08/johnnie-walker-unveils-three-blenders-batch-whiskies/

Californian distillery makes vodka from food waste

The company uses baked goods to produce the vodka because “they can still contain usable starches that can be converted to sugars that are then eaten by microscopic yeast and turned into marvellous alcohol”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/08/californian-distillery-makes-vodka-from-food-waste/

US BREWER COOKS UP ‘FRIED CHICKEN’ BEER

Virginia-based Veil Brewing Co. and Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing, which also has a brewery in New York, teamed up last month to create the Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/us-brewer-cooks-up-a-fried-chicken-beer/

 

Here’s one really big benefit to drinking boxed wine instead of bottled

“The enemy of wine is oxygen, and so what the bag and the box does is it keeps the oxygen away,” wine expert and author Leslie Sbrocco told TODAY. “[Wine in a box] is really the ideal option if you just want to have a glass a night, and it can last for a month or more.”

https://www.today.com/food/boxed-wine-stays-fresh-longer-bottled-t115376

 

 

You’ll Love How Wine Lives a Second Life In ‘Wine Flour’

This niche product is about to go mainstream thanks to the often-wasted byproduct of wineries across America. See why you should check out this promising source of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

http://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/health/what-is-wine-flour-used-for

 

Grape or place on the label?

Why does a typical French wine label not name the grape variety, like wines from Australia, the USA or Chile? Here – in an extract from our introductory book Exploring & Tasting Wine – we explain a little about French wine law

https://blog.bbr.com/2017/08/24/grape-place-label/

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Why don’t more people (especially environmentalists) drink bag-in-box wine?

From an environmental point of view, bag-in-box wine is almost a no-brainer.

https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/why-dont-more-people-especially-environmentalists-drink-bag-box-wine.html

The 13 Strangest Beers on Earth

Whale testicle-infused beer is real, and it’s not going away.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/13-strangest-beers-earth?xid=NL_WINELIST082917&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017082912PM#odius-ale-40ft-brewery

11 Mistakes You’re Making at the Liquor Store

With shelves upon shelves of options, mysterious pricing and flashy labels, you might worry you’re making mistakes, and—sorry to say it—you probably are.

https://www.supercall.com/culture/liquor-store-mistakes

Why are so many breweries selling their beer in 15-packs?

More craft breweries are playing on a field once dominated by only the largest beer producers.

http://draftmag.com/craft-breweries-15-packs/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=37e3aa073d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-37e3aa073d-36686829

How to Stop Overthinking Wine Tasting

Close your eyes, plug your ears and more wine-tasting tips from industry experts.

People drinking wine together in bar

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/how-stop-overthinking-wine-tasting

 

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Franklin Wine Club 

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Exploring Organic Wines

Saturday September 9th

6-8PM

Guest Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

The Organic food and wine movement is hot!

At this event we will explore Organic wines and Organically grown wines.

What is the difference in USDA certified and those made with Organic grapes?

Are there sulfites in Organic wines?

Please come explore and taste.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, September 21     Noble Grape Varieties

A great introduction to the basics of wine grapes and the six varieties that produce most of the wines that consumers are familiar with. We’ll discuss what makes these grapes so special, where you’ll see them grown, and which famous wines you’ll find them in. And of course we’ll taste all six!

 

Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? In this valuable class we’ll explain all the truths and lies on an American wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money, understand how to figure out if a wine is a generic commercial wine or a hand-made artisanal bottling, and clues to what it’s going to taste like. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

 

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

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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.

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

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

Let’s take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws, and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you; learn what grapes grow best where and more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2340

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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.

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2415

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

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 so much more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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