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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-22-17

April 22, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

04-22-17

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Upcoming Franklin Wine Club Event

May 4th

Lohr Vineyards And Wines

Guest: Erin Foley

Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 1,300 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions of Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, over 2,300 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varieties, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers four tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series, J. Lohr Cuvée Series and J. Lohr Gesture

We will explore the J.Lohr Vineyard series wines. Showcases the finest fruits from vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterey County, and Napa Valley. Very limited in production!

http://www.jlohr.com

About Erin:

Greater Boston Area Manager

Been working for the Lohr family for 3 years but has been selling J Lohr for years at Ruby wines who distributes J Lohr in Massachusetts.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239297941/

 

Champagne Education/Tasting 

Martignetti Education Event

Not Everyday You Get To Taste $100-$1600 Champagne

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Is Champagne Still Champagne if It Doesn’t Have Bubbles?

House proposal would extend last call for alcohol at Massachusetts’s casinos

Pairing French desserts and beer

 AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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VERMOUTH DI TORINO SECURES APPELLATION

Under the new appellation rules, to be marketed as Vermouth di Torino brands must use white wines from the Piedmont region in production.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/vermouth-di-torino-secures-appellation/

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s ‘Slavery’

More than 40,000 Italian women, as well as migrant and seasonal laborers — that remains at the core of Italy’s agricultural economy, especially here at the country’s jagged heel.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/world/europe/a-womans-death-sorting-grapes-exposes-italys-slavery.html?_r=2

Getting to Know California’s Best Unsung Wine Regions

Largely overlooked, the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys illustrate the triumphs and challenges faced by California’s many wine regions. Here’s what to know.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/04/11/getting-to-know-californias-best-unsung-wine-regions/

12 Unmissable Wine Destinations in the Bordeaux Region

Don’t visit Bordeaux without going to these places

https://www.francetoday.com/culture/vineyards/12-unmissable-wine-destinations-in-the-bordeaux-region/

Samuel Adams Celebrates Homebrewers, Releases LongShot American Homebrew Pack

The Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Competition was started in 1996 by Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Sam Adams, to recognize and support the homebrewing community where he and many other professional brewers got their start.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/samuel-adams-celebrates-homebrewers-releases-longshot-american-homebrew-pack?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0dd33da426-The+Daily+Brew%3A+April+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0dd33da426-36686829

Pairing French desserts and beer

Crème brûlée and an oatmeal stout, anyone?

http://draftmag.com/pairing-french-desserts-and-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0dd33da426-The+Daily+Brew%3A+April+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0dd33da426-36686829

Italy seen benefitting the most from rising wine consumption worldwide in next four years

Worldwide wine consumption will grow by 4.3% over the next four years, led mainly by buyers in China (21.6%) as well as Russia (6.1%) and the United States (5.7%).

http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/business-and-economy/2017-04-11/vinitaly-180514.php?uuid=AEVOre3

U.S. Remains World’s #4 Wine Producer in 2016

 

SCIENCE CONFIRMS WINE REALLY IS GOOD FOR THE HEART

A recent large-scale study conducted by the University of Cambridge in England suggests that having a drink of wine every day could help protect your heart from disease. Considering millennials consumed nearly 36% of all wine purchased in the last year, the results of this study should be happy news for an entire generation of wine drinkers.

http://www.eurweb.com/2017/04/heart-disease-science-confirms-wine-really-good-heart/#

How Long Does an Open Bottle of Wine Actually Last?

Consider this mystery solved

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/how-long-does-leftover-wine-last

Thomas Jefferson’s favorite wines

Our country’s third president was also the first unofficial sommelier for our country — specifically for the first two presidents and the three who followed him.

http://www.westfargopioneer.com/lifestyles/food/4249204-thomas-jeffersons-favorite-wines

Sorry Australia, Americans Prefer Pricier New Zealand Wines

Sauvignon blanc, anyone?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-12/sorry-australia-americans-prefer-pricier-new-zealand-wines

The Science Behind What Makes Wine Tastes Better on a Plane

And which grapes are best for in-flight drinking.

http://www.gq.com/story/in-flight-drinking-wine-flavor

Entire Burgundy wine region to be covered by hi-tech ‘hail shield’ to kill storm clouds

By June, the entire area will be protected by a network of 125 ground generators that cause tiny particles of silver iodide to rise to the clouds above, where they stop the formation of hail stones, and thus reduce the risk of damage.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/15/entire-burgundy-wine-region-covered-hi-tech-hail-shield-kill/

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

But even if the extent of your beer education stops and starts with Miller Lite, you might still enjoy learning these 10 little-known facts about the world’s favorite alcoholic beverage. Bottoms up!

http://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/10-things-you-didn-t-know-about-beer

YOU SAY NEBBIOLO; THEY SAY SPANNA

Between Turin and Milan lies the southern portion of the Alto Piemonte region. It extends north in the foothills of the Alps but well short of the Swiss border.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/you-say-nebbiolo-they-say-spanna

14 OF THE MOST UNUSUAL GRAPE VARIETIES IN NAPA VALLEY

Napa Valley is world-famous for its Cabernet and Chardonnay, but did you know that there are at least two dozen other red and a dozen white varieties that are planted there?

https://www.palatexposure.com/napa-valley/14-of-the-most-unusual-grape-varieties-in-napa-valley/

Why is Trader Joe’s Wine Cheaper Than Bottled Water?

To understand how Charles Shaw sells wine for pocket change, it helps to know who Charles Shaw is—and why he has absolutely nothing to do with this story.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/94047/why-trader-joes-wine-cheaper-bottled-water

House proposal would extend last call for alcohol at Massachusetts’s casinos to 4 a.m.

A proposal included in the House budget would let Massachusetts’s casinos serve alcohol for an extra two hours, from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/house_proposes_allowing_later.html

This Vintage Truck Brings Ridiculously Good Beer, on Tap, to Private Events

Anyone can throw some shoddy keg lines on a truck and call it a beer truck. But TAPPED will be pouring beers out of the kind of sophisticated tap systems that marquee chef-driven beer-focused restaurants like Row 34 and Brewer’s Fork do. Only in your backyard.

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2017/04/13/bostons-tapped-beer-truck-launches-for-events-this-april/

Video games and wine – the next level?

Both games attempt to offer a simulation of the experience of being a winemaker in France or Italy, respectively. You know, deceiving appellation authorities about your yields and secretly acidifying your overripe Grenache while haemorrhaging as much money as possible.

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/video-games-and-wine

New Zealand Wine Nears 5 Million Cases In U.S. Market

 

BASIL HAYDEN’S BOURBON MOVES INTO STRAIGHT RYE

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is “inspired” by the brand’s core expression, which has a high rye mash bill and uses twice as much rye as traditional Bourbons, creating a spicy finish.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/basil-haydens-bourbon-moves-into-straight-rye/

STING TO LAUNCH RED WINE CALLED ROXANNE

Currently, the famous singer produces six wines from a Chianti estate called Il Palagio, some of which take their name from his songs, such as Message in a Bottle or his flagship Super Tuscan blend, which is called Sister Moon.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/sting-to-launch-red-wine-called-roxanne/

Identifying Flavors in Wine

If wine is made from just grapes, why can some people can taste different fruits such as cherry, pear, or passion fruit? There are also flavor descriptions like butter, vanilla, clove, and even bacon used in many wine tasting notes. So, where do these flavors come from?

http://winefolly.com/review/identifying-flavors-in-wine/?mc_cid=d21ee53a70&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Is Champagne Still Champagne if It Doesn’t Have Bubbles?

Few people outside France have ever tried a sparkle-free wine from Champagne, but these still wines, known as Coteaux Champenois, aren’t hard to find locally.

http://www.foodandwine.com/syndication/bubble-free-champagne

WINE IN AMERICA, BEYOND CALIFORNIA

According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California.

http://www.snooth.com/articles/wine-in-america-beyond-california/

Bring On The Dry Riesling

Riesling is a grape you either love to love or love to hate. Those who love Riesling appreciate it for its pronounced aromatics and food-friendliness. Sweeter style Rieslings make a perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes, such as Asian foods. The often overlooked drier styles of Riesling pair well with light meats and fish.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/bring-on-the-dry-riesling/

PICOBREW INTRODUCES DIY DISTILLING DEVICE

Licensed distillers can use the PicoStill to produce an array of spirits including vodka, whiskey, Bourbon, moonshine, gin, brandy and more.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/picobrew-introduces-diy-distilling-device/

Traveler in Cans

Boston Beer Co.’s Traveler Beer has released three of its shandies in cans for the first time. Traveler Grapefruit Shandy, Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy and Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy are now available in the 12-can Traveler Refreshment Variety Pack. Traveler Grapefruit Shandy is also available in its own 15-can pack. All three beers are 4.4%-abv wheat beers with added fruit flavors. The 12-can variety pack and 15-can pack of Grapefruit Shandy will be available nationwide from April through August.

Languedoc-Roussillon Infographics: Biggest Wine Region in the World!?!

It is relatively little known outside of the French borders, but the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France, is one of the very biggest wine regions in the world.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/04/18/languedoc-roussillon-biggest-wine-producing-region-in-the-world/

Wine label descriptions influence consumers more than shop staff, awards: report

Australian consumers pay more attention to the flavour descriptions on the back of a wine bottle than to shop staff recommendations, according to a report by global market research firm Wine Intelligence.

It also found that style and flavour descriptions on wine labels had more influence than whether the wine has won a medal.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-18/wine-labels-influence-consumers/8448602

Successful wine lists focus on the customer

Good value and a clear mission lead the way to profit

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/successful-wine-lists-focus-customer

 

 

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Exploring Wine Labels

Hosts: Mark Lenzi And Kim Simone

Lets take an educational adventure while tasting wines and explore labels.
Do you know the truths and lies on the labels?
We will get back to our original club roots at this event. Talking and tasting while giving you tips and tricks.
You will leave a better wine buyer and a little scared!
Whats in that bottle can all learned with a few tips.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239011374/

May 4th

  1. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Guest: Erin Foley

Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 1,300 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions of Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, over 2,300 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varieties, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers four tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series, J. Lohr Cuvée Series and J. Lohr Gesture

We will explore the J.Lohr Vineyard series wines. Showcases the finest fruits from vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterey County, and Napa Valley. Very limited in production!

http://www.jlohr.com

About Erin:

Greater Boston Area Manager

Been working for the Lohr family for 3 years but has been selling J Lohr for years at Ruby wines who distributes J Lohr in Massachusetts.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239297941/

May 11th

Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

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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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      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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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-15-17

April 15, 2017

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Our Easter Newsletter

Food And Wine Pairings

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We Are Open Easter Sunday

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Abruzzo

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Italian Wine Education/Tasting

Always great to taste wines with our friends at Horizon Beverage

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine

Is Wine Really a Food?

STUDY FINDS ORGANIC WINE ACTUALLY DOES TASTE BETTER

 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 

Wine engineered to perfection

The finest wines recreated from scratch on a molecular level.
Refined tastes without the grapes or the steep prices.

No Grapes Used?? The Future??

https://www.avawinery.com

A Beginner’s Guide to Napa and Sonoma

It’s not that scary. Really, it’s not.

http://www.sfweekly.com/dining/wine-a-beginners-guide-to-napa-and-sonoma/

What do Millennials want from you? Wine by the glass and variety we hear!

This is the first generation to prefer electronic transactions over in-person meetings

https://www.bermarcollection.com/millennials-want-wine-glass-variety-hear/

OtherStories:

Why millennials can’t get enough wine

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/04/06/why-millennials-cant-get-enough-wine.html

Portugal pulls in Millennial wine fans

http://offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/16519/Portugal_pulls_in_Millennial_wine_fans.html

10 things every beer geek should own

We put together a list of beer gadgets that will actually get some use in you or your favorite beer-lover’s household.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2017/04/07/here-are-10-products-that-every-beer-geek-should-own/100168972/

 

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance

So, can American producers compete with the French for a bigger share of the rosé boom?

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/04/07/us-producers-betting-rose-challenging-french

California’s Champagne Affair

Can California wineries make Champagne?

Of course they can! Over the past three years, at least four California wineries have started doing so.

http://palatepress.com/2017/04/wine/california-champagne/

STUDY FINDS ORGANIC WINE ACTUALLY DOES TASTE BETTER

The organic wines scored higher than the conventional wines. Like, a lot higher. An average of 4.1 points higher, in fact, which is pretty statistically significant.

https://vinepair.com/articles/surprising-study-finds-organic-wine-does-taste-better/

The Study:

http://www.wine-economics.org/aawe/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Vol11-Issue03-Does-Organic-Wine-Taste-Better-An-Analysis-of-Experts-Ratings.pdf

Martha Stewart Is Launching a Wine Company

Martha Stewart already has a meal kit service. Now, she’s got plans to sell wines that could potentially pair nicely with those home-cooked meals.

http://fortune.com/2017/04/05/martha-stewart-wine-shop/

The Battle for America’s Oldest Vines

Are vineyards just farmland, or are they cultural treasures? F&W’s Ray Isle goes inside the fight to save some of California’s oldest grapevines from the bulldozer.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-battle-for-americas-oldest-vines

Selectmen Chastised For Liquor Law Faux Pas

Bourne Police Chief Dennis R. Woodside read the Bourne Board of Selectmen the riot act during the board’s meeting Tuesday night, April 4. Chief Woodside criticized the board for retroactively approving a liquor license for a reception at Massachusetts Maritime Academy that was held earlier that day.

http://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/selectmen-chastised-for-liquor-law-faux-pas/article_2d912fcc-cdb7-5060-a6f5-e423054a8ab7.html

How Wine Professionals Use Yoga to Balance Life

In an effort to live a healthy lifestyle amidst a job where indulgence is encouraged, many in the wine business are trading in wine glasses for yoga mats.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/04/06/how-wine-professionals-use-yoga-to-balance-life/

Wine Lovers, Rejoice! You Can Now Buy Rosé in a 40-Ounce Bottle

According to social media, the genius product line comes to us from Forty Ounce Wines who also have Muscadet french wine.

http://www.eonline.com/news/841960/wine-lovers-rejoice-you-can-now-buy-rose-in-a-40-ounce-bottle

BIODYNAMIC WINE, EXPLAINED

The official definition of biodynamic farming according to the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association is “a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/biodynamic-wine-explained/

A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Wine

As with most things, not all wines are created equal. Enter natural wine, an elusive variety that challenges traditional conventions of what wine looks and tastes like, why we drink it and, most importantly, how it’s made.

http://www.manrepeller.com/2017/04/guide-to-natural-wine.html

Why England’s Sparkling Wines Can Now Rival Champagne

How often does the world give birth to a brand-new wine region? Every 50 years? Every 100? And yet southern England, of all places, has just arrived as one. New, exciting, unprecedented—the best sparkling wines being made here, less than 75 miles from London, hold their own alongside those of Champagne, and 30 years ago they didn’t even exist.

Kent Scenics

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/englands-sparkling-wines-rival-champagne

Corked Wine Reality Check

What exactly is cork taint? A taint can be defined as an undesired character that is completely foreign to a beverage or food, normally coming from an exterior source.

https://winejournal.robertparker.com/corked-wine-reality-check

Spray-On Flavor Could Change The Way We Enjoy Drinks

Edible aromatic mists designed to enrich the aroma of mixed alcoholic beverages and cocktails to give them a unique flavor.

Curious wine spray next???

https://www.psfk.com/2017/04/aroma-mists-cocktail-flavor.html

Get to Know Vinho Verde

So this is a wine worth learning more about. Here are five more things you need to know about Vinho Verde.

https://www.bottlenotes.com/the-sip/vinho-verde/

16 Top Celebrity Wines and Wineries in Sonoma & Napa

From rock stars to movie makers, race car drivers to football players, click through the gallery above to see the VIPs that are making wine in Sonoma and Napa.

http://www.sonomamag.com/celebrity-wines-and-wineries-sonoma-napa/#6857024

FRENCH OAK VERSUS AMERICAN OAK: HOW DO BARRELS AFFECT WINES?

French and American oak offer different flavor characteristics, as do Earl Grey and Lapsang Souchong. French oak tends to taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and exotic, savory spices. American oak leans toward dill, coconut, vanilla extract and sweet spices.

http://www.kj.com/blog/french-oak-versus-american-oak-how-do-barrels-affect-wines

TULLAMORE DEW TEAMS UP WITH BOSTON RED SOX

Beginning with the 2017 Major League Baseball season, the sponsorship includes the launch of a new right field grandstand bar for games and special events at Fenway Park, serving signature Tullamore Dew drinks.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/tullamore-dew-teams-up-with-boston-red-sox/

Global drinking: What do other countries drink … and how much

 

How Does Wine Relate to Our Sense of Touch?

Tasting notes often include words relating to our tactile sense—silky, firm, muscular or brambly. We look at 8 fabrics and the types of wine they represent.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/04/04/how-does-wine-relate-to-our-sense-of-touch/

Champagne Science: There’s a Lot Going on in That Bottle of Bubbly

Don’t let the effervescence fool you. Not all sparkling wine is Champagne. Authentic Champagne is named for the French region in which the sparkling wine is produced using a special fermentation method that creates seemingly endless carbonation.

http://now.howstuffworks.com/2017/04/04/champagne-science-bubbly

Is Wine Really a Food?

The notion of drinking seasonally offers a convenient means of organizing the wine world, but the approach is largely flawed. Jon Bonné on why it’s time to roll forward our rhetoric.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/is-wine-really-food-seasonal-wine-pairing/

Wine eggs — something old is new again

Further investigation revealed that the wine had been fermented and aged in an oval-shaped concrete tank, a wine egg, produced by Nomblot in France.

http://www.theunion.com/entertainment/rod-byers-wine-eggs-something-old-is-new-again/

Bota Box Introduces Premium Bag-In-Box Dry Rosé

In response to the upward sales trends of Rosé and the continuing growth of Bota Box in the industry’s fastest growing segment, premium 3-liter bag-in-box, Delicato Family Vineyards has introduced the highly anticipated Bota Box Dry Rosé.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=182720

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine

How advances in bottling, fermenting and taste-testing are democratizing a once-opaque liquid

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-your-cheap-wine-180962783/

New Study Finds Glyphosate Increases Risks for Pregnant Women and Babies

A new study being released today at the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) conference in Washington, D.C. says that higher glyphosate levels in pregnant women’s urine correlated with shorter pregnancies and lower birth weights.

Last year California wine grape growers used more than 700,000 pounds of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) on vineyards.

Here are some highlights of glyphosate use on wine grapes in leading counties. The numbers featured are the number of pounds applied to wine grapes, per 2014 California State Dept. of Pesticide Regulations reports.

Northern California

Napa: 43,000
Sonoma: 76,000

Central California

Madera: 88,000
San Joaquin (including Lodi): 93,000
San Luis Obispo (including Paso Robles): 42,000
Santa Barbara: 24,000

An entry-level guide to mezcal, the smoky Mexican liquor that’s lowbrow no more

Mezcal is the umbrella name given to liquor distilled from any species of agave plants native to Mexico.

http://www.avclub.com/article/entry-level-guide-mezcal-smoky-mexican-liquor-s-lo-253385

 

New Admiral Nelson Flavor

Heaven Hill Brands’ Admiral Nelson’s rum will expand this month with the release of Admiral Nelson’s Pineapple Rum. The pineapple-flavored rum is bottled at 35% abv and is the tenth addition to the Admiral Nelson brand, which contains a mix of flavored, spiced and traditional rums. The rum is priced at around $11 a 750-ml. Admiral Nelson’s has seen substantial growth since 2007 and the brand was acquired by Heaven Hill in 2011. In 2016, the brand depleted 851,000 cases, up 0.8%, according to Impact Databank.

Beaujolais Sees Life After Nouveau

The focus on cheap-and-cheerful light reds is affecting the better producers in this conflicted wine region.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/04/is-nouveau-killing-beaujolais

CHINA’S WINE REGIONS: NINGXIA

Marked by a vast expanse of parched land and the Gobi desert, quality winemaking is made possible by a rolling mountain range called the Helan Montains that block cold winds blowing in from the northwest and Tengger desert.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/chinas-wine-regions-ningxia/

7 Things You Do When You’re A Wine Geek

Those of us who love wine are not always aware of how our appreciation changes the way we view the world. Sure, we might limit our vacations to areas near wine regions or spend a little more time reading the fascinating histories of certain wines. But sometimes we might take things a step further too–a step into the silly side!

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/7-things-you-do-when-youre-a-wine-geek/

2016 World wine production down 3%, US up 10%, global consumption holds steady

Global wine production declined 3.2 % in 2016, down to 7 billion gallons (267 million hectolitres – mhl) from 7.3 billion in 2015 according to an International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)) news conference in Paris.

http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=80332

Champagne’s Last Taboo Falls: It’s Now Fine to Drink Bubbles on Ice

For many years, champagne was seen as something ceremonial and rigid, only served at a precise temperature and with specific glassware. Now winemakers are introducing new blends of bubbles that are casual, fun, and meant to be served bracingly cold.

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a9225403/champagne-with-ice/

10 alcohol myths that are just plain wrong

Whether you’re sipping Negronis at the annual office bash or polishing off a bottle of Merlot on your couch, you’re a lady who appreciates a stiff drink. But is everything you know about holding your liquor actually a lie? Let’s investigate.

http://www.businessinsider.com/alcohol-myths-2017-4

Atlanta Braves stadium to sell beer made with baseball bat shavings

With some help from the Terrapin Beer Company of Athens, Ga., SunTrust Park will be offering a brand-new “Chopsecutioner” beer which is aged atop wood from real Mizuno baseball bats.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/04/11/atlanta-braves-stadium-to-sell-beer-made-with-baseball-bat-shavings.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e39ea9ca7a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+April+11%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e39ea9ca7a-36686829

 

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April 25th

Exploring Wine Labels

Hosts: Mark Lenzi And Kim Simone

Lets take an educational adventure while tasting wines and explore labels.
Do you know the truths and lies on the labels?
We will get back to our original club roots at this event. Talking and tasting while giving you tips and tricks.
You will leave a better wine buyer and a little scared!
Whats in that bottle can all learned with a few tips.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239011374/

May 4th

  1. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Guest: Erin Foley

May 11th

Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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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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      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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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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Easter Food And Wine Pairing Guide

April 10, 2017

2017 Easter Newsletter

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CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Our Easter Newsletter

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Happy Easter!

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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Wines From Abruzzo In Central Italy

Guest: Dave Abbot Mascerelli Wine

Masciarelli is the leading Estate of Abruzzo.

The Abruzzo region today is on the cutting edge of grape growing and winemaking in all of Italy.  We will talk about the special set of climates and soils that makes Abruzzo unique.  We will talk about the grape varieties that have evolved in Abruzzo for over a thousand years.  And we will talk about Gianni Masciarelli, the curious skeptic, biological savant, and energy management genius who took Abruzzo from a sleepy wine backwater to the cutting edge.

About Dave:

Dave Abbott began his wine career in 1985 with the Big Y Wine superstore in Northampton, Massachusetts just in time to taste all of the 1982 Classed Growth Bordeaux, and most of the to 1983 Burgundy Premier and Grand Crus. This is when he became vitally interested in the geography, geology, topography, climate, agriculture, history, culture, wine traditions and culinary traditions of the European wine lands.  Dave has been liberally overeducated at Dartmouth (BA English 1972), University of Michigan (MA English Language and Literature 1977), and University of Massachusetts (PhD/ABD 19th and 20th Century Novel leaving in 1985).  A teacher at heart, Dave has long been fascinated by all the factors that make every wine unique.  A salesman by trade, Dave has worked for Consumer Programming Services selling encyclopedias door-to-door in the West Virginia coal fields, as Sales Associate and Italian and German Brands Manager for Big Y Wines, as the founder of Wine Diamonds wine brokerage, for MRR Traders as Western Mass Wholesaler’s Rep, and since 1998 for Masciarelli Wine Company as Western Mass Rep, and later as a Regional Sales Manager.  In 2007 Dave became Regional Sales Manager for the imports division of Masciarelli Wine Company serving North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware later adding Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  In 2012 Dave also became Masciarelli’s Wine Educator, and Sales Trainer for both the Massachusetts and Florida divisions..  Since 2015 Dave has handled Regional Sales Manager duties for Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Marylnd, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois.  Since 2012 he has been National Brand Manager for Valori, Castello di Cacchiano, La Caplana, and the Masciarelli Estate in Abruzo.  Summer 2015 marked Dave’s 25th trip to Italy.

Today my business involves making connections with 9 distributors, traveling to 13 states, doing ride-alongs with 85 sales people a year teaching them about the things that make our wines so very special, calling on 1000 retailers and restaurants projecting the voice, character, style and passion of the Masciarelli Wine company and the wine families we represent.  Always fascinated by the intricacies of Italian wine, Dave aspires to be the World’s Best Italian Wine Salesman.

Favorite Quotes

When your done learning, your done.–John Wooden

The harder I work, the luckier I get.—Anonymous

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/238658836/

April 25th

Exploring Wine Labels

Hosts: Mark Lenzi And Kim Simone

Lets take an educational adventure while tasting wines and explore labels.
Do you know the truths and lies on the labels?
We will get back to our original club roots at this event. Talking and tasting while giving you tips and tricks.
You will leave a better wine buyer and a little scared!
Whats in that bottle can all learned with a few tips.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239011374/

May 4th

  1. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Guest: Erin Foley

May 11th

Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

wine-labels-impact-buying-decision

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!

Sign Up

Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

italy

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!

Sign up

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

wine-lable-lang

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!

Sign up

 

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

New Dates Soon!

Wine And Chocolate Events

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Chef

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Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Wineworks

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-08-17

April 8, 2017

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A Consumer’s Guide to 2017 State Politics

A bill in Massachusetts is seeking to double excise taxes on alcohol. All funds would be used for various substance-abuse treatment and awareness programs. Another proposal would allow Bay Staters to buy booze on Thanksgiving Day. (Bans on Sunday and Christmas Day sales would still stand.)

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Natick MA selectmen approve Wegmans’ liquor license

TOTAL WINES OVERTURNS ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ SOUTH CAROLINA LIQUOR LAWS

Good wine shop can make all the difference

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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How To Take Advantage Of The Expanding World Of Wine

For many wine consumers, the temptation to drink the same few grape varieties, from the same places where those wines are most well-known, is overwhelming.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/03/31/how-to-take-advantage-of-the-expanding-world-of-wine/#2435bfd72ced

 

HOW TRADER JOE’S WINE BECAME CHEAPER THAN BOTTLED WATER

The company’s white zinfandel is one of 83 California wines that tested positive for high levels of inorganic arsenic. Our conclusion is that something is going on inside the winery, not in the field where grapes are grown. More likely than not, they’re adding something to the wine

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/trader-joes-wine-two-buck-chuck-history

 

GUINNESS LAUNCHES LIMITED RELEASE WHEAT BEER

Guinness Irish Wheat has a typical wheat haze and notes of citrus, clove, and banana. It’s brewed with wheat sourced in Ireland with the same yeast that is used for Guinness Stout.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/guinness-irish-wheat/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=108721c597-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+31%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-108721c597-36686829

 

Piedmont’s “other” wines

This north-westerly region boasts many indigenous grape varieties that each bring a unique character to the table. Wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco are examples of fine wines to savour for special occasions, but Piedmont’s everyday drinking wines hold a charm of their own.

http://bbrblog.com/2017/03/30/piedmonts-other-wines/

 

The challenges of working with wine

To stay well and healthy in this industry, particularly when travelling to markets where tasting and drinking is part of the job, is not easy, as it requires restraint, mindfulness of environment, body awareness, and knowledge of self

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/challenges-of-working-wine

 

Wine terminology that drives us all mad

“Old World” and “New World” wines. Both have been in use for years now and yet many people still scratch their head when first hearing of them.

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20170330/off-vine-wine-terminology-that-drives-us-all-mad

 

The most popular alcoholic drink in 31 countries around the world

 

Are We Overly Influenced by Wine Labels?

Wine labels play an important role in our decision making process, even if we don’t realize why. Let’s take a look at how wine labels influence our choices and affiliation with brands, along with some tips on how to look past the design on the bottle for pertinent information.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/are-we-overly-influenced-by-wine-labels/

 

GLOBAL WARMING AND COOL CLIMATE WINE

Climate change has had a negative impact on agriculture

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2017/03/28/global-warming-and-cool-climate-wine/

 

Your Illustrated Guide to Pairing Fashion and Wine

Armani, Versace, Wang, Gaultier—we check out eight designers and find the wine that suits their style. Also, which fashion icons have turned to winemaking?

http://www.winemag.com/2017/03/29/your-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-fashion-and-wine/

 

Time To Play Some Wine Games

For those of us who enjoy a little fun and folly, here are several intriguing games all centered around the topic of wine.

http://winefolly.com/update/time-to-play-some-wine-games/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5dad9c0fb0-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5dad9c0fb0-62472929&mc_cid=5dad9c0fb0&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WINE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS

To get to the most extreme winemaking region in Spain, you’ll have to travel a bit farther south than the country’s mainland – just off the coast of southern Morocco, to be exact. It’s here that the volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands, or Las Canarias, sprung up over the course of several million years and became home to some of Europe’s oldest vines.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-complete-guide-to-wine-from-the-canary-islands/

 

HOW TO SHOP FOR GOOD WINE – 8 TOP TIPS

Slow down, turn that bottle around and check out the description on the back.

AND SHOP FRANKLIN LIQUORS!

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/how-to-shop-for-good-wine-best-red-white-supermarket-8-tips-a7654596.html

 

7 Wine Rules You Officially Have Permission to Break

If you think wine is snobby, expensive and difficult to understand, it’s time to forget everything you’ve ever heard right this second. Today, the world of wine is more exciting than ever, so we’re ditching the old adages. Presenting seven outdated wine rules you’re officially allowed to break.

http://www.purewow.com/food/wine-rules-you-should-break

 

8 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Every year, there is a flurry of headlines about the health benefits of wine. But can drinking wine really make a difference?

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/8-health-benefits-of-drinking-wine?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw

 

TOP 10 BOOZY TREATS FOR EASTER

Brands the world over have been exploring the idea of alcoholic Easter-themed treats to give the upcoming seasonal event a little extra kick

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/top-10-boozy-easter-treats/

 

CÎROC ADDS SUMMER COLADA FLAVOUR TO LINE

Diageo has expanded its Cîroc Vodka line with the launch of a limited edition Summer Colada expression, infused with flavours of pineapple and coconut.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/ciroc-adds-summer-colada-flavour-to-line/

 

Perusing old wine bottle labels offers tasty glimpse into evolution of California winemaking


Anyone still collect wine labels? For decades after the repeal of Prohibition, people enamored with the history, romance and art of wine patiently would steam or soak off labels from bottles.

http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article140779438.html#storylink=cpy

Also For The Wine Label Geek Like Me Check this Site Out!

https://labelthis.library.ucdavis.edu

How Do You Feel About Wine Cans?

Not intended to be a Millennial thing, per se; although, Millennials are still very exploratory and are the age demographic to be more open to anything new. They’ve all recently left home and are out on their own, mostly bucking “the establishment.” Their enjoying wine in a can certainly says, “This is NOT your daddy’s wine,” right?

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2017/03/29/wine-cans/

 

Peter Yealands proposes ‘complete solution’ to grape marc issues

A sustainability pioneer has unveiled an ambitious plan to solve one of the problems facing the Marlborough wine industry: what to do with grape marc?

This winery has so many interesting ideas. How about 24hr opera music in vineyards?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/90925363/peter-yealands-proposes-complete-solution-to-grape-marc-issues

 

Perfect Wine for Easter

Pairing wines with Easter can be tricky due to the variety and volume of food on the table.  However with our picks, you’ll be able to hop along with your choices rather quick!

https://whattopair.com/perfect-wine-for-easter/

 

China’s Weilong aims to beat Treasury Wine Estates at own game

China’s third biggest wine company is aiming to have an $80 million winery up and running by 2019 near Mildura to mirror the export strategy of big Australian rivals

http://www.afr.com/business/agriculture/chinas-weilong-aims-to-beat-treasury-wine-estates-at-own-game-20170328-gv8q4k

The brand loyalty paradox

By analysing the data from recent surveys in the US and the UK we can see that consumers indeed seem to have a fairly consistent repertoire of brands.

http://www.wineintelligence.com/the-loyalty-paradox/

 

The average Indian wine drinker can’t tell a Cabernet Sauvignon from a Sauvignon blanc

There is an old webcomic that punchily describes the two kinds of wine drinkers in the world. There’s the snob who revels in swirling the glass, sniffing the bouquet, and identifying the tones and undertones. And then there’s the drinker, for whom it’s just, well, wine to glug down

https://qz.com/944731/the-average-indian-wine-drinker-cant-tell-a-cabernet-sauvignon-from-a-sauvignon-blanc/

 

Guide to Wards, Districts, Regions and all that of South Africa

outh Africa has a clear and logical demarcation of land for wine growing. It is based, says the governing body, the Wine & Spirit Board and its relevant sub-committee, the Demarcation Committee, on ‘nature and the human hand’.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=30361

 

2016 sets record for small craft brewers: retail dollars up 10% to $23.5 bil, 21.9% share of all beer $ sales

 

LaBelle Winery now using grapes from its Amherst MA vineyard for wine production

For the first time, LaBelle Winery is producing wine from its own homegrown grapes.

http://www.unionleader.com/business/LaBelle-Winery-now-using-grapes-from-its-Amherst-vineyard-for-wine-production-04032017

Good wine shop can make all the difference

It’s time to get out of the supermarket and into the wine shop.

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/columns/howard-hewitt-column-good-wine-shop-can-make-all-the/article_7505232f-13a7-5a0e-960e-7e6f027840aa.html

 

The World’s Great Wine and Cheese Pairings

Of all the great foodie pairings, wine and cheese has to be one of the very best.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/04/03/the-worlds-great-wine-and-cheese-pairings/

 

TOTAL WINES OVERTURNS ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ SOUTH CAROLINA LIQUOR LAWS

US wine retailer Total Wines has successfully challenged the traditional liquor laws of South Carolina, after the state’s supreme court branded a cap on the number of stores a retailer can have as “unconstitutional”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/total-wines-challenges-unconstitutional-south-carolina-liquor-laws/

 

The Taste Of Wine Isn’t All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps

What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate less gray matter than drinking wine.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/03/521415892/the-taste-of-wine-isnt-all-in-your-head-but-your-brain-sure-helps

 

How to Drink Wine the Right Way, According to Science

Here are a few things that you could do if you want to enjoy a glass and don’t want to look or sound dumb,

http://gizmodo.com/how-to-drink-wine-the-right-way-according-to-science-1793691568

 

TTB Alcohol Beverage Sampling Program 2016 Results

Each year we purchase products from the marketplace and bring them to our offices for label assessments, where we first evaluate them for compliance with our labeling regulations. Following the label assessments, we send the products to our laboratories for a series of chemical analyses to assess whether the products themselves comply with the information displayed on the product labels.

Here are the wine findings:

Featured Wine: Nebbiolo

The most popular Nebbiolo-based wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, are quite expensive. Luckily, you can get your cherry, tar, and rose-fix from a few other regions where there are more pocketbook-friendly options

http://winefolly.com/review/featured-nebbiolo-wines/

 

Natick MA selectmen approve Wegmans’ liquor license

Kentucky Spirits in Natick Center plans to close later this year. Ercole Ubaldino, the store’s owner for the past 27 years, said he is sad to be shutting down.

Wegmans agreed to pay $1.32 million for the liquor license, according to records included in the transfer request application.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20170403/natick-selectmen-approve-wegmans-liquor-license

 

Is your wine worth it?

When it comes to pricing, quality and customer expectation both matter, finds a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School that focuses on wine.

https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/is-your-wine-worth-it/?

 

The Two Faces of Ventoux

Although it has a long history as a producer of Rhône Valley wines—it was especially prominent during the Avignon Papacy—Ventoux has mostly been somewhat quiet and relatively ignored in recent centuries.

http://www.sommjournal.com/Stories/Web-Exclusives/2017/The-Two-Faces-of-Ventoux.aspx#.WOPCxhiZOSN

 

GMO yeast in wine and how to find them

The vast majority of wine does not involve genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Let me repeat, the vast majority of wine does not involve GMOs. On to the rest of the story:

http://wineoscope.com/2017/04/04/gmo-yeast-in-wine-and-how-to-find-them/

 

A look at pinot growing regions of Sonoma County

No California red wine today is generating more buzz than pinot noir. And Sonoma County is ground zero for the widest range of cool-climate styles of pinots, like the ocean-influenced wines of Sonoma Coast, foggy and cool Green Valley, gentle rolling hills of Carneros Sonoma and the extensive vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6745438-181/a-look-at-pinot-growing?artslide=0

 

Your Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey

In “Spirit Guide,” Wayne Curtis demystifies the ever-shifting spirits landscape one bottle at a time. This round: American single malt whiskey.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-american-single-malt-whiskey-balcones-hillrock/

Introducing New Malibu® Beer

This refreshing golden lager is flavored with a hint of natural coconut for a light tropical note and features 5% ABV. The product is slated for a select market roll-out beginning May 1st 2017 in Miami/Fort Lauderdale (FL), San Diego (CA) & Ann-Arbor/Lansing (MI).  Produced in the Caribbean, Malibu® Beer will be imported into the U.S. market by United States Beverage under exclusive licensing from the Malibu® brand.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/introducing-malibu-beer-123500254.html

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Wines From Abruzzo In Central Italy

Guest: Dave Abbot Mascerelli Wine

Masciarelli is the leading Estate of Abruzzo.

The Abruzzo region today is on the cutting edge of grape growing and winemaking in all of Italy.  We will talk about the special set of climates and soils that makes Abruzzo unique.  We will talk about the grape varieties that have evolved in Abruzzo for over a thousand years.  And we will talk about Gianni Masciarelli, the curious skeptic, biological savant, and energy management genius who took Abruzzo from a sleepy wine backwater to the cutting edge.

About Dave:

Dave Abbott began his wine career in 1985 with the Big Y Wine superstore in Northampton, Massachusetts just in time to taste all of the 1982 Classed Growth Bordeaux, and most of the to 1983 Burgundy Premier and Grand Crus. This is when he became vitally interested in the geography, geology, topography, climate, agriculture, history, culture, wine traditions and culinary traditions of the European wine lands.  Dave has been liberally overeducated at Dartmouth (BA English 1972), University of Michigan (MA English Language and Literature 1977), and University of Massachusetts (PhD/ABD 19th and 20th Century Novel leaving in 1985).  A teacher at heart, Dave has long been fascinated by all the factors that make every wine unique.  A salesman by trade, Dave has worked for Consumer Programming Services selling encyclopedias door-to-door in the West Virginia coal fields, as Sales Associate and Italian and German Brands Manager for Big Y Wines, as the founder of Wine Diamonds wine brokerage, for MRR Traders as Western Mass Wholesaler’s Rep, and since 1998 for Masciarelli Wine Company as Western Mass Rep, and later as a Regional Sales Manager.  In 2007 Dave became Regional Sales Manager for the imports division of Masciarelli Wine Company serving North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware later adding Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  In 2012 Dave also became Masciarelli’s Wine Educator, and Sales Trainer for both the Massachusetts and Florida divisions..  Since 2015 Dave has handled Regional Sales Manager duties for Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Marylnd, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois.  Since 2012 he has been National Brand Manager for Valori, Castello di Cacchiano, La Caplana, and the Masciarelli Estate in Abruzo.  Summer 2015 marked Dave’s 25th trip to Italy.

Today my business involves making connections with 9 distributors, traveling to 13 states, doing ride-alongs with 85 sales people a year teaching them about the things that make our wines so very special, calling on 1000 retailers and restaurants projecting the voice, character, style and passion of the Masciarelli Wine company and the wine families we represent.  Always fascinated by the intricacies of Italian wine, Dave aspires to be the World’s Best Italian Wine Salesman.

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When your done learning, your done.–John Wooden

The harder I work, the luckier I get.—Anonymous

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/238658836/

April 25th

Exploring Wine Labels

Hosts: Mark Lenzi And Kim Simone

Lets take an educational adventure while tasting wines and explore labels.
Do you know the truths and lies on the labels?
We will get back to our original club roots at this event. Talking and tasting while giving you tips and tricks.
You will leave a better wine buyer and a little scared!
Whats in that bottle can all learned with a few tips.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239011374/

May 4th

  1. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Guest: Erin Foley

May 11th

Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

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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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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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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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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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Westfield MA liquor store to close, sells license to Walmart

Twist in the Tale for Game of Thrones Wines

Liquor manufacture tasting rooms; OPEB liabilities a concern in Franklin

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Physicist invents first ever drip-free wine bottle

Wave goodbye to constant bottle-neck wiping

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/drip-free-wine-bottle-invention-physicist-daniel-perlman-brandeis-university-groove-neck-answer-a7648771.html

12 Wine Grapes Worth Discovering

In the wine world, obscurity’s meaning can change quickly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/dining/wine-grapes-rare-varieties.html?_r=0

 

12 STYLES OF FRIES PAIRED WITH WINE

Whether you swing for truffle, cheese, or curly, there’s a wine-and-fry pairing out there for you.

http://vinepair.com/articles/12-styles-of-fries-paired-with-wine/

 

The Poisoned Wine Problem

You will need some wine to think this out!

https://youtu.be/S2BB52xc_cc

 

Inside the ‘Louvre of Wine’ — a subterranean cave in France housing 40,000 bottles

Take a rare tour of one of the largest and most beautiful private collections of fine wine in the world.

http://www.businessinsider.com/inside-the-louvre-of-wine-a-cave-in-france-housing-40000-bottles-2017-3?r=UK&IR=T/#step-into-one-of-the-largest-collections-of-fine-wines-in-the-world-housed-a-few-feet-underground-in-a-subterranean-cave-in-western-frances-la-chapelle-bton-1

 

Is Wine Tasting at Restaurants Losing Its Flavor?

The New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov chats with Brendan about a restaurant that’s changing how we drink wine.

http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/is-wine-tasting-at-restaurants-losing-its-flavor/

 

How Technology Is Minimizing The Differences Between Good And Bad Wine Vintages

There are some long-term trends that, no matter how good technology becomes, just may be beyond the ability of it to help

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/03/24/how-technology-is-minimizing-the-difference-between-good-and-bad-wine-vintages/#9d60f5d14ac8

Beyond the Barrel: Unique Ways to Ferment Wine

From amphorae to eggs and even glass, winemakers are experimenting with techniques and materials, some ancient, to push the boundaries of fermentation.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/03/20/beyond-the-barrel-unique-ways-to-ferment-wine/

Why Millennials love wine packaging that is not in a bottle

We know cans are all the buzz, but what are Millennials top reasons for alternative packaging? Plus, the social media channel that can best target Millennials.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/bauerhaus-design.html#whatsnew

 

Most Valuable Beer Brands in 2017 – The facts

Here’s the top 25 beer brands.

http://www.just-drinks.com/analysis/most-valuable-beer-brands-in-2017-the-facts_id122699.aspx?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=75cd937135-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+24%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-75cd937135-36686829

 

Is Prosecco Good for Me?

Raise a glass! The news is in that prosecco could actually be good for you and contain health benefits.

https://www.labmate-online.com/news/chromatography/1/breaking-news/is-prosecco-good-for-me/42099

 

INSIDE ALCOHOL LAW: THE CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Massachusetts: In a case dating back to early 2016, the Craft Brewers Guild of Massachusetts (CBD; a beer wholesaler) was indicted by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (MABCC) in a “pay-to-play” scheme alleging that CBD paid retailers monthly payments in exchange for their beer being on-tap at the retail accounts. Following a threatened 90-day license suspension, the MABCC fined CBD $2.6 million dollars. The cases continue, however, against the retailers who received the payments. The retailers’ defense is that this is normal activity and “everyone does it.” If that defense prevails, I’ll be astounded. As it stands, I’m watching this case carefully.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/inside-alcohol-law-corruption-chronicles-part-1/

 

Acceptance, But No Love, for Plonk

Which at the end of the day is the wine equivalent of saying that McDonalds deserves the affection and respect of food critics and gourmets the world over for having engineered such tasty eats that can be sold at prices everyone can afford.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2017/03/acceptance_rather_than_love_of.html

 

Liquor manufacture tasting rooms; OPEB liabilities a concern in Franklin

The Town Council will be considering a zoning change that would allow microbreweries or wineries with tasting rooms in vacant spaces in non-residential areas of town.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/03/in-news-liquor-manufacture-tasting.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FranklinMatters+%28Franklin+Matters%29

Gallo buys Stagecoach Vineyard

New owner will honor contracts with clients, many of whom are top Napa Valley producers

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=182176

THE PUZZLE OF THE (BARBERA QUALITY) PYRAMID

In theory, this pyramid of wine classifications is meant to combine two concepts: 1) quality regulations regarding how the wine is made, and 2) indications of where the wine originates.

In practice, this pyramid can puzzle the hell out of the average wine lover. Why are the wines at the top more expensive than those at the bottom? If I like a wine in the middle, does that make me uncouth? And so on…

https://www.mynameisbarbera.com/barbera-red-wine-quality/

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN RUM LAUNCHES COCONUT SHOT

Diageo-owned Captain Morgan is aiming to enhance its presence in the shots market with the launch of a coconut-flavoured rum liqueur, called LocoNut.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/captain-morgan-rum-launches-coconut-shot/

Majestic Montalcino: Tuscany’s grandest wine zone

‘Brunello is serious Italian wine for the cellar at prices a little friendlier than those of Barolo’

https://www.ft.com/content/c5246bba-0e80-11e7-b030-768954394623

The Wines of Rueda, Spain

The region is patchwork of vineyards on the flat high plains south of Valladolid, that’s home to a rare indigenous white grape called Verdejo (“vurr-day-ho”).

http://winefolly.com/review/the-wines-of-rueda-spain/

 

BOOZE IT UP: WINE VS. BEER

Doing more than sipping on gin and juice isn’t highly recommended for us gym rats. Still, if wine or beer is your libation of choice, it pays to know the better option.

http://straightoutthegate.com/gossip-books-fitness-gate/booze-it-up-wine-vs-beer/

 

Infographic: What Makes A Wine Enthusiast

 

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The white wine trap

Do experts rate red wines more highly than white wines, regardless of price, vintage, and region? Does this mean there is a critical bias in favour of red wines? Is it a flaw in the 100-point scoring system used by the major wine magazines?

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/white-wine-trap

 

Twist in the Tale for Game of Thrones Wines

Game of Thrones wines make sense as a promotional item: wine, sometimes poisoned, is a major prop on the show. What’s surprising is that, like the show itself, these new wines are quite ambitious.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/03/twist-in-the-tale-for-game-of-thrones-wines?h=2

 

Alcohol Evaporation From a Glass of Wine Over Time: Potential Implications for Wine Competition Judging and Outcomes

While this concept is just a matter of basic physics, there really hasn’t been very much research on the subject in the peer-review arena.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/03/alcohol-evaporation-glass-wine.html/

 

How Much Time Will the Average Person Spend on Social Media During Their Life? (Infographic)

The average person will spend more than five years of their lives on social media, according to a study by influencer marketing agency Mediakix.

http://www.adweek.com/digital/mediakix-time-spent-social-media-infographic/

 

Listening to Your Inner Palate and Blocking Out the Static

Have you shared a bottle of wine in a group dynamic – restaurant meal, dinner party or wine bar – and fell in love with the wine on the spot?

Each of us has a wine palate that is unique and individual.

http://www.theexaminernews.com/listening-to-your-inner-palate-and-blocking-out-the-static/

 

How Pinotage got its name

Pinotage – it’s a word that runs easily off the tongue and, thanks to winemakers’ greater understanding of how to get the best out of it, including planting vines in cooler areas, it’s a wine that today runs more easily down the throat.

http://wosa.co.za/WOSA-News/Blogs/Cape-Chatter/How-Pinotage-got-its-name/#sthash.y1CmQwCE.dpuf

 

Stop pouring it down the sink!

Research reveals we throw away two glasses of wine a WEEK on average (as experts say an open bottle will keep much longer than you think)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4352496/How-long-really-wine-for.html

 

TANQUERAY: A BRAND HISTORY

From humble beginnings in London, Tanqueray has grown to be one of the biggest gin brands in the world, especially in the US, writes Nicole Mezzasalma.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/tanqueray-a-brand-history/

 

The Myth of Sulfite-Free Wines

What is available on the organic and no sulfite added wine marketplace and explain how these wines are made.

We Have Many In Stock!

http://www.wine.net/the-myth-of-sulfite-free-wine/?utm_content=buffer0727e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

LAITHWAITE’S CAMPAIGNS AGAINST WINE WASTE

UK wine merchant Laithwaite’s has launched a new campaign dubbed ‘Save Our Wines’ after research shows UK households throw the equivalent of 624 million bottles a year down the drain.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/laithwaites-campaigns-against-wine-waste/

 

Describing a wine’s taste for a mass consumer audience is a tricky task – is it worth it?

How can a few words on a wine label convey a whole sensory experience?

http://www.wineintelligence.com/notes-of-leather/

 

GROWTH OF US CRAFT BEER SLOWS AS ‘BIG BEER’ SNAPS UP BREWERS

The US craft beer industry added 1.4 million barrels to its production volume in 2016, growing the segment by 6%, despite losing 1.2 million barrels to ‘big beer’ producers that have snapped up numerous craft brewers throughout the year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/growth-of-us-craft-beer-slows-as-big-beer-snaps-up-brewers/

 

Flavored wine should be stopped dead before it trends

Everybody, come on. There is no reason for any of this. Why can’t we be content with cake-flavored cake?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-flavored-wines-food-0331-20170328-column.html

 

How to Get Certified as a Beer Expert

For those totally unfamiliar with the term, Cicerone is to beer what sommelier is to wine. They are experts in beer styles, quality and service. Think about your biggest beer nerd friend. Now multiply that person by 10. That’s a cicerone.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/how-to-get-beer-expert

 

Westfield MA liquor store to close, sells license to Walmart

If the mega-retailer’s plan comes to fruition, Westfield will be its third Massachusetts location selling alcohol, joining stores in Raynham and Ware, according to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

RUMOR in Franklin has Walmart coming to town soon!

http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/03/wal-mart_westfield_store_plans_to_add_be.html

 

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Wines From Abruzzo In Central Italy

Guest: Dave Abbot Mascerelli Wine

Masciarelli is the leading Estate of Abruzzo.

The Abruzzo region today is on the cutting edge of grape growing and winemaking in all of Italy.  We will talk about the special set of climates and soils that makes Abruzzo unique.  We will talk about the grape varieties that have evolved in Abruzzo for over a thousand years.  And we will talk about Gianni Masciarelli, the curious skeptic, biological savant, and energy management genius who took Abruzzo from a sleepy wine backwater to the cutting edge.

About Dave:

Dave Abbott began his wine career in 1985 with the Big Y Wine superstore in Northampton, Massachusetts just in time to taste all of the 1982 Classed Growth Bordeaux, and most of the to 1983 Burgundy Premier and Grand Crus. This is when he became vitally interested in the geography, geology, topography, climate, agriculture, history, culture, wine traditions and culinary traditions of the European wine lands.  Dave has been liberally overeducated at Dartmouth (BA English 1972), University of Michigan (MA English Language and Literature 1977), and University of Massachusetts (PhD/ABD 19th and 20th Century Novel leaving in 1985).  A teacher at heart, Dave has long been fascinated by all the factors that make every wine unique.  A salesman by trade, Dave has worked for Consumer Programming Services selling encyclopedias door-to-door in the West Virginia coal fields, as Sales Associate and Italian and German Brands Manager for Big Y Wines, as the founder of Wine Diamonds wine brokerage, for MRR Traders as Western Mass Wholesaler’s Rep, and since 1998 for Masciarelli Wine Company as Western Mass Rep, and later as a Regional Sales Manager.  In 2007 Dave became Regional Sales Manager for the imports division of Masciarelli Wine Company serving North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware later adding Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  In 2012 Dave also became Masciarelli’s Wine Educator, and Sales Trainer for both the Massachusetts and Florida divisions..  Since 2015 Dave has handled Regional Sales Manager duties for Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Marylnd, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois.  Since 2012 he has been National Brand Manager for Valori, Castello di Cacchiano, La Caplana, and the Masciarelli Estate in Abruzo.  Summer 2015 marked Dave’s 25th trip to Italy.

Today my business involves making connections with 9 distributors, traveling to 13 states, doing ride-alongs with 85 sales people a year teaching them about the things that make our wines so very special, calling on 1000 retailers and restaurants projecting the voice, character, style and passion of the Masciarelli Wine company and the wine families we represent.  Always fascinated by the intricacies of Italian wine, Dave aspires to be the World’s Best Italian Wine Salesman.

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When your done learning, your done.–John Wooden

The harder I work, the luckier I get.—Anonymous

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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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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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February 25, 2017

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Memorial Day Liquor Now Can Be Sold

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In MA There Were 3 Days A Year You Could Not Buy Liquor:

Christmas

Thanksgiving

Memorial Day

Say Goodbye To Memorial!

In a last minute push to pass an economic development bill during the late hours of the last day of the session, the Legislature inserted an additional section that would allow liquor stores to open on Monday, Memorial Day, this year and in future years. Sales hours will be restricted to allow for stores to open at 12 noon. The latest allowable closing hour will be 11:00 PM, as it is for all other days of operation

So What Do You Think?

Economic Development OR Crazy?

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VERY INTERESTING READ ABOUT THE WINE INDUSTRY

Why We Believe In Wine Education!

Strong competition in wine sales will increase

According to Wine Business Monthly, roughly 90 percent of wine sold in the U.S. comes from the 30 top producers, and more than half of the wine sold domestically comes from E. & J. Gallo, The Wine Group and Constellation Brands. The fact that most of the domestic wine sold in this country is produced by a handful of companies is not shocking. What is shocking is that there are now more than 9,000 domestic wineries competing for the remaining 10 percent of sales.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/strong-competition-in-wine-sales-will-increase/article_152f0e2e-1088-5cea-be5b-26568680fc80.html

Upcoming Wine Education/Tasting

March 9th French Wine Class

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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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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The art of wine storytelling

An Ice Wine Primer

World’s First Integrated Wine Rating System

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Pet Owners Can Rejoice at Cat Wine Tastings

Giving a cat real alcohol is a terrible idea, so these products are just filtered water mixed with catnip and things like salmon oil and organic beet juice.

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/02/pet-owners-now-have-cat-wine-tastings.html

 

How Costco’s Wine Guru Picks The 250 Labels That Will Sell $4 Billion A Year In Booze

The idea is to price most everything some 20 percent below the competition.  And they turn to their own private label, Kirkland Signature, when the wine they want isn’t available on the open market.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ronaldholden/2017/02/17/how-costcos-wine-guru-picks-the-250-labels-that-will-sell-4-billion-a-year-in-booze/#65b4c58392aa

 

How to Order Wine in a Restaurant: 14 Alternatives to Panicking

Do you freeze up when handed a wine list at a restaurant? This guide will steer you towards the easy way to make the perfect selection, glass or bottle.

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http://www.winemag.com/2017/02/17/how-to-order-wine-in-a-restaurant-14-alternatives-to-panicking/

 

Kevin O’Leary sells wine on U.S. home shopping channel amid leadership campaign

O’Leary writes on his website that he created O’Leary Fine Wines “to help give Americans access to amazing wine at an amazing price.”  A three-bottle set of O’Leary’s wine was sold by QVC for $43 U.S. with free shipping and handling.

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https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/kevin-oleary-sells-wine-on-us-home-shopping-channel-amid-leadership-campaign/ar-AAn4g4S

 

How to enjoy the smooth taste of aged liquor at a fraction of the cost

Until the bourbon bubble bursts, bottle-aged liquors and cocktails may be the solution

Beyond Barrel’s bottle-aging stave is a round, wooden post the size of a standard cigar. The staves are made out of the same barrel wood used to age high-end bottles of wine, and they’re hand-milled by Harrigan in his family’s woodshop.

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http://greenvillejournal.com/2017/02/17/enjoy-smooth-taste-aged-liquor-fraction-cost/

http://www.beyondbarrels.com

 

Your Home Bar Definitely Needs One of These Quirky DIY Liquor Dispensers

Get ready for a steady stream of the good stuff.

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http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/a41777/diy-faucet-liquor-dispenser/

 

Makeover time for Busch beer as it unveils new look

The new beer labels debuting on store shelves in April emphasize a mountain stream as a backdrop behind the logos for Busch, Busch Light, Busch Ice and Busch NA.

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http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops/busch-beer-unveils-new-look/article_204d8203-3d39-5ac6-b964-21be8b1b8d0b.html

 

The countries that quaff the most wine per capita

The proud title of most fervent vino guzzler goes to Andorra. According to the Wine Institute, the country consumed 3,936,000 litres of wine

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/wine-consumption-per-capita-by-country/

 

Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better?

A new generation of wineries are going to painstaking lengths to acquire hundreds of historic clay karases

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Zima coming back to U.S. market

Blast from the past to return!

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/NEWS07/170219889/millercoors-brings-zima-back-to-u-s-market?utm_source=Daily%20Brew&utm_campaign=d034d66ef6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+17%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d034d66ef6-36686829

Atlanta brewery loses Super Bowl bet, makes ‘deflating,’ ‘soul-crushing’ Pats beer

Sweetwater Brewery had to make a handful of Boston beers for the Falcons loss

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http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/atlanta-brewery-loses-super-bowl-bet-makes-deflating-soul-crushing-pats-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=d034d66ef6-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+17%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-d034d66ef6-36686829

Introducing the Wine Whisperer—and the only three wine glasses you’ll ever need

These are the only three wine glasses you’ll ever need.

View More: http://cassbradley.pass.us/sip

http://www.charlottefive.com/wine-glasses/

 

Why tempranillo is star grape of Spain, no matter what you call it

Despite its widespread presence on the Iberian peninsula — or perhaps because of it — tempranillo also goes by many other names in its home country.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-tempranillo-wine-food-0217-20170215-column.html

 

Trump wine sales double in Virginia

Virginia ABC sold 7,837 bottles of Trump wine in 2016, compared to 3,318 bottles of Trump wine in 2015.

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http://wtvr.com/2017/02/16/trump-wine-virginia-abc/

 

Does size really matter?

The bigger the bottle, for instance, the longer the wine will age well. There’s less space (not oxygen, because that was removed and refilled with Nitrogen) at the top of the bottle. With less space at the top, it gives the wine a longer time to age.

Know Your Sizes

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2017/02/16/does-size-matter-in-wine-yes-it-does/

 

Swapping Quantity for Quality at Bolla

The Italian favorite is shifting focus from the bottom line to the bottled wine.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/02/swapping-quantity-for-quality-at-bolla

 

How To Tell If A Wine Is Age-Worthy

How do you tell if a wine will improve with age? Oddly enough–and thank goodness, just spending more money on a bottle won’t guarantee that it will age well. Instead, there are a few key characteristics to look for in cellar-worthy wines.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-age-worthy/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=6357bf413f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-6357bf413f-62472929&mc_cid=6357bf413f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

CHINA TO RECOGNISE BLACK ROOSTER EMBLEM

Italy’s Chianti Classico region is expected to receive Chinese trademark rights for its Black Rooster emblem this year, as it gears up for anticipated sales growth in China’s Year of the Rooster

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/china-to-recognise-black-rooster-emblem/

 

Fireball Maker Sues Over ‘Mad Hen’ Whiskey

Fireball whiskey, accused a Florida spirits company Wednesday of gearing up to launch a product that closely mimics the trade dress of the popular cinnamon liquor.

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https://www.law360.com/articles/892599

 

U.S. wine exports set record; top 10 list released

Ninety percent of the American vino being shipped out of country is from California.

Top 10 export markets for U.S. wines:

  1. European Union’s 28-member countries, $685 million.
  2. Canada, $431 million.
  3. Hong Kong, $99 million.
  4. Japan, $87 million.
  5. China, $82 million.
  6. Mexico, $24 million.
  7. South Korea, $23 million.
  8. Switzerland, $19 million.
  9. Singapore, $14 million.
  10. Philippines, $13 million.

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/02/us_wine_exports_sets_record_to.html

Girl Scout Cookies….And Wine

Wine is an amazing creation, from seafood to burgers people have been pairing wine with food for years. Now it’s Girl Scout cookies’ turn.

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http://bigfrog104.com/girl-scout-cookies-and-wine/

Five Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

The beer guzzling masses haven’t had much to smile about over the years, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a healthy choice.

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http://www.realclearlife.com/health/five-surprising-health-benefits-of-beer/

Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can’t) Do for You

What you need to know before you open that bottle

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http://www.consumerreports.org/wine/health-benefits-of-wine/

How to Elevate Your Wine-Drinking Experience

Read on for our best tips and tricks and get ready to enjoy your next glass of wine in style.

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http://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/entertaining/how-to-elevate-your-wine-drinking-experience

 

World’s First Integrated Wine Rating System

The MC Ratings system defines and integrates the six critical elements of a wine’s overall quality – Taste, Terroir, Viticulture, Vinification, Vintage and Value, also known as 2T4V™. With MC Ratings, a wine can now be assessed holistically like never before.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/worlds-first-integrated-wine-rating-150000170.html

 

Traditional Bordeaux Wine Labels Are Getting A Makeover

A 2007 study from the University of California, Berkeley, identified that the image on a wine label has a stronger impact on market success and brand personality than the color or layout of the label. Images of grape motifs or chateaux and vineyards scored well, while those of ‘unusual animals’ ranked lowest.

The 2016 Survey of American Wine Consumer Preferences showed similar results—with 64% of Americans favoring traditional labels over ‘modern’ or ‘fun/whimsical’ labels.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2017/02/20/traditional-bordeaux-wine-labels-are-getting-a-makeover/#3b83db442fca

 

What is Malolactic Fermentation? The Buttery Taste in Wine

Ever wondered why some wines have a creamy or buttery taste? The process of Malolactic Fermentation is a winemaking process that gives both red and white wines a richer and creamier texture. Oddly enough, Malolactic Fermentation isn’t technically a fermentation at all.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-malolactic-fermentation-the-buttery-taste-in-wine/

 

An Ice Wine Primer

Wine’s Frozen Delight

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https://www.fix.com/blog/what-is-ice-wine/

 

How do you solve a problem like Prosecco?

America’s taste for Prosecco, while it has grown astronomically, has entered into a new phase. It has become a colossus, but it also has nowhere left to go. It’s kind of like King Kong on top of the Empire State Building.

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http://acevola.blogspot.com/2017/02/how-do-you-solve-problem-like-prosecco.html

 

France is becoming a leading source of innovation in the no-alcohol wine category.

Innovation in the vin sans alcohol category. Le Petit Béret, for example, has now released a range of beverages without a single trace of alcohol

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http://www.wineintelligence.com/cherchez-lalcohol-free/

 

What’s the Big Deal about High-Altitude Wines?

Many wineries make a point of boasting about the altitude of their vineyards.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/02/what-s-the-big-deal-about-high-altitude-wines

 

The art of wine storytelling

Stories sell – which is why storytelling is marketing’s hottest new trend. Anyone who’s been to a wine conference lately will certainly have heard the cry go up for the wine trade to ‘tell its stories’. But what is ‘storytelling’, and how can the wine trade do it effectively? New research has uncovered some surprising answers.

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/art-of-wine-storytelling

 

Liquor Nutrition Site

Brown-Forman has unveiled a new website providing nutritional information for its portfolio of brands. While Brown-Forman has previously provided nutritional info to consumers on request, the new site will offer easier access to nutritional facts such as calories, fat, sodium and carbohydrates, as well as alcohol content per standard drink. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. Early last year, Diageo also moved to increase consumer access to nutritional info on its brands, debuting a revamped DRINKIQ site devoted to the subject.

https://www.drinkiq.com/en-gb/

BREAKING BAD’S AARON PAUL TO PLAY JACK DANIEL IN TV DRAMA

Actor Aaron Paul has been confirmed to play the founder of Jack Daniel’s, Jack Daniel, in a new TV drama based on a 2004 biography of the distiller’s life, Blood and Whisky: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/breaking-bads-aaron-paul-to-play-jack-daniels-in-tv-biopic/

 

A ROSÉ REVOLUTION: THE FIVE STYLES OF PINK WINE

Rosé may have a reputation of being a fun drink with little sophistication but a new wave of winemakers are bucking the trend by using various methods to add complexity to the wine. We consider the five styles on the market today.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/a-rose-revolution-the-five-styles-of-pink-wine/

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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

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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.

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

Wines From Bordeaux France

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Thursday March 16th

 

Guest: Vincent Mareel

Wines of Bordeaux have long been a French icon.

In the wine world there is no better stories than this regions history, wines and agriculture.

Did you know there is more Merlot and Cabernet grown here than anywhere else in the world?

Vincent will be speaking about the different aspects of Bordeaux regions tasting wines from the various areas.

About Vincent

Vincent Mareel, French born, living in Lille and south of France. He began his US career in Washington, DC with twelve years in the food and wine scene in DC catering to residence and patrons on Capitol Hill. He continued in DC representing both French and prestigious American wines in the DC Metropolitan area, working with elite country clubs and restaurants. Today he has worked for Luneau USA representing the Group Castel as leader in French wines, for 15 years, as well as wineries all over Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal).

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/237914865/

Wednesday March 29th

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Italian Wines Of Masi Agricola

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Wines From Abruzzo In Central Italy Mascerelli

Guest: Dave Abbot

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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.

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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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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

New Dates Soon!

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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Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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Food And Wine Events

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education

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Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-18-17

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week 

Tri-County Adult Education Oscars Truffles And Wine Event

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Upcoming Franklin Wine Club Event

Thursday March 2nd

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug