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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-15-17

May 15, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

05-15-2017

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Franklin Wine Club Santa Carolina Event

Education/Tasting Held 05-11-17 In Our Wine Room

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Upcoming Franklin Lifelong Learning Event

May 23rd

Exploring Italian Wines

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!

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-e52a5df97e4042e58b15be92f7016d80

Memorial Day News

Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day is now a legal to sell alcohol

Please be advised that the law was changed at the end of last year’s legislative session. Massachusetts’s law now permits us to sell beginning at 12:00 noon

Our First Wine Book Club Event

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.! We will be discussing Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

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

Register

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Here’s how many calories are in your glass of wine

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Denmark brewer makes beer using human urine

The brew is made with malting barley fertilized by the contents of urinals at the largest music festival in Northern Europe. The 50,000 liters of human waste liquid was used as an alternative to traditional animal manure or factory-made fertilizer products.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/denmark-beer-brewer-norrebro-bryghus-human-urine-fertilizer/

Mexico Passes Germany in World Beer Market Share

The Latin American nation produced 105 million hectoliters of beer in 2016, an 8.1 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the country’s beer chamber, vaulting past Germany as the world’s fourth-largest producer.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-05/salud-mexico-passes-germany-in-world-beer-market-share-chart

It can be intimidating to order wine at a nice restaurant.

You should always order the wines you’ve never heard of — here’s why

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-order-wine-at-a-restaurant-2017-5

Wine and gastronomy: a Sancerre way of life

Enjoy a day in Sancerre and discover its rich terroir.

https://www.visitfrenchwine.com/en/product/wine-and-gastronomy-sancerre-way-life

The real reasons Trader Joe’s wine is so cheap

So how does the company keep its prices so low, while still delivering a taste that people love? And is there really animal matter in the wine?

http://m.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-Real-Reasons-Trader-Joe-s-Wine-Is-So-Cheap-5969089.php?cmpid=twitter-tablet

Can wine protect your neurons? Study investigates

A new study – published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition – set out to investigate the molecular mechanism behind this.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317326.php

The Oregon Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

Uncovering lesser known wines widely grown in certain areas tells a very different story about what’s happening in that region.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-oregon-wine-youve-never-heard-of/

ITALIAN SPARKLING WINE BEYOND PROSECCO

Quite a few different kinds of Italian sparkling wine.

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Wine grapes you haven’t heard of

Wines with names like Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc and Vignoles aren’t all that well known, certainly not like their cousins Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. Why is that, and why do Missouri winemakers choose to grow these lesser known wine grapes? The answer is fairly simple… weather and disease.

https://www.morningagclips.com/wine-grapes-you-havent-heard-of/

Warren Buffett Takes On Texas’ Three-Tier Drinks System

Not only may a company not operate in more than one of the three tiers, but state regulators have taken the position that a company that manufactures or distributes alcoholic beverages may not own even a single share of stock in any company that sells alcohol or vice versa.

https://spectator.org/warren-buffett-takes-on-texas-three-tier-drinks-system/

IN THE WINE INDUSTRY, BOTTLE AND CLOSURE CHOICES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF BRAND MESSAGING.

Even modern-day bottles adhere to centuries-old standards of shapes, sizes, and colors. “The wine market has historically been very conservative when it comes to packaging

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/wine-industry-bottle-closure-choices/

Does Barrel Fermentation Improve Red Wine?

Though it’s common to ferment Chardonnay wines in oak barrels to impart texture and flavor—and fermenting reds in large upright wooded casks was once standard—fermenting red wines in oak barrels is a fairly new practice.

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=184194

How America fell in love with Mexican beer

There’s more to the explosive popularity of Pacifico, Corona and other Mexican imports than a growing Hispanic population.

http://draftmag.com/mexican-beer-import-growth/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1c8af4506c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+5%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1c8af4506c-36686829

What Company Imports the Most Wine in China?

Interesting WalMart  3 million bottles

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/2017/05/05/top-wine-import-companies-china-2016/

How Wine Labels Influence Purchase Decisions Using Eye-Tracking Technology

The decision to what the label should look like can arguably be just as important as the growing of the grape and other winemaking processes prior to the wine even going into the bottle.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/05/wine-labels-eye-tracking-technology.html/

 

New Cupcake Wines

The Wine Group’s Cupcake Vineyards has launched two new rosé offerings. Cupcake Vineyards California Rosé, retailing at $12.99 a 750-ml., is a blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot and will be a permanent addition to the lineup. At $15.99, Cupcake Vineyards Sparkling Rosé is a seasonal entry made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes in Italy. It will be available from April through September. Both new Cupcake rosés are rolling out nationwide.

The Dogpatch winery that is making synthetic wine

Ava Winery doesn’t look much like a winery. In fact, according to the government, it isn’t a winery.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-Dogpatch-winery-that-is-making-synthetic-wine-11121735.php

This Dream Job Will Let You Road Trip Across The Country And Drink Canned Wine

They’ll hit the road in a vintage 1972 Citroën mobile wine bar and travel across the United States, making pit stops at various festivals and events along the way.

http://elitedaily.com/news/dream-job-will-let-road-trip-across-country-drink-canned-wine/1893161/

 

How to Pair Wine and Tacos

While beer and margaritas never fail, sometime you just want to reach for a glass of wine. We show you the perfect pairings for four types of tacos.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/05/04/how-to-pair-wine-and-tacos/

 

Here’s how many calories are in your glass of wine

Ever wonder what that glass of wine is costing your waistline? Without nutrition labels on most alcohol, many of us don’t notice how many calories we’re really consuming.

http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/food–cooking/here-how-many-calories-are-your-glass-wine/TjjaHV8q8t7FQMd9NrR7FO/

 

All the Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior

The data is out, and studies now show that certain wines pair up best with different parenting situations and child behavior.

https://www.popsugar.com/moms/All-Wines-Pair-Best-Your-Child-Crappy-Behavior-38420719

Raisin: the natural wine app on Android

Help finance Raisin: the natural wine app for Android

https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/raisin-l-appli-du-vin-naturel-sur-android

7 Things Only People Who Drink More Rosé Than Water Will Know

The wine industry in the United States isn’t as heavily regulated as much as the food industry is. As a result, some producers get away with loading rosé with dyes and other random chemicals

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a9586429/best-rose-wine-to-buy-facts/

 

Italy and Australia dominate the US import market, but NZ and Argentina are gaining

 

Wine flows through history of world’s religions

The substance of wine has a long history in the world of religion and it appears — or is forbidden — in many traditions.

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20170503/professing-faith-wine-flows-through-history-of-worlds-religions

Jordan Debuts First Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is excited to announce the official launch of our first Jordan Cuvée, 100 percent produced by Champagne AR Lenoble, owned and operated by the Malassagne family in the Champagne region of France. The Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble is a special bottling of non-vintage brut that celebrates the shared business values and common winemaking philosophies of both families.

http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2017/05/jordan-cuvee-by-champagne-ar-lenoble-debuts-at-jordan-winery/

US Becomes Main Export Market For Portuguese Wine

The US has become the largest export destination for Portuguese wines, replacing long-time leader Angola.

https://www.esmmagazine.com/us-becomes-main-export-market-portuguese-wine/42756

It’s in your head: Wine flavors come from your brain

Where does the taste of wine come from? While most of us would refer to the grapes, winemaking techniques or vintages, few approach wine tasting from the neurological perspective. In his new book and paper, Gordon Shepherd of the Yale School of Medicine provided an explanation of how our brain mechanisms help form our perception of wine flavors.

https://blog-en.fruitionsciences.com/2017/05/08/head-wine-flavors-come-brain/

All About Crémant Wine

Crémant is a group of sparkling wines made with the same technique as Champagne, but from outside the Champagne region. This article details the nine different Crémant wines of France and Luxembourg.

http://winefolly.com/review/cremant-wine/

Once tainted, Portugal’s cork industry fights back

Cork has raised its U.S. market share to around 60 percent, and its share of the global market, which Amorim estimates is worth about $1.3 billion a year, stands closer to 70 percent.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-corks-analysis-idUSKBN18512B

Alcohol Purchasing Boomers VS Millennials

Young, French and Angry: Winegrowers in Southern France Are Struggling

Dozens of winegrowers from France’s Languedoc region swept through three supermarkets in Nîmes on March 30, in search of wine they believe is threatening their livelihood: low-priced Spanish wine. To the dismay of supermarket staff, who stood watching, the vigilante vignerons climbed the shelves, smashing wine bottles and emptying boxed wine cartons onto the floor of the aisle. They piled shopping carts with more bottles, which they subsequently dumped on the pavement of the parking lot.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Winegrowers-in-Southern-France-Are-Struggling

 

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Matchbook Wines

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Matchbook Wines began in the rolling pastures of Dunnigan Hills in 2004. Dunnigan Hills, one of California’s newest AVA’s is located in northern California, east of Napa Valley. It was first planted to grapes in the late 70’s when John and Lane Giguiere returned home from college to save their family’s wheat and sheep farm. Realizing that the wheat market could no longer sustain their farm financially, and that sheep are really not that smart, the couple planted Dunnigan Hill’s original vines. These vines would be the foundation of RH Phillips Winery and the famed Toasted Head Chardonnay. Years after selling the RH Phillips label, John and Lane returned to Dunnigan Hills to begin a new venture: Matchbook Wines.

Matchbook Winery is a small, family owned winery focusing on the production of high-quality, yet affordable wines that rival the world’s best.

Daniel O’Connor began working with John and Lane in 2016, and after years of working for much larger, more corporate wine companies, he has found a home. Dan’s passion for wine began early in the restaurant business as he worked to earn his graduate and undergraduate degrees. He lives in Boston’s North End and represents John and Lane’s interest here on the East Coast.

During our tasting and seminar, We will focus on “Old World Wines in the New World,” discussing the history of the grape varietals that we will taste and their roots in France and their success in California.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239855887/

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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French Wine Scholar Programs

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

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

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.! We will be discussing Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

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

The first ten to register will receive a free copy of the book!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-08-17

May 8, 2017

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Upcoming Franklin Lifelong Learning Event

May 18th

Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

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!

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-42b837e51c14429e8cd06be4eb3bf140

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

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How Does Oak Really Affect Wine?

How Texas Is Texas Wine?

What Makes a Good Wine Label?

 AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Red or white? Now Italy may get BLUE wine – but purists say it’s an insult to national tradition

Blumond – a mix of curacao, peach and prosecco

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4457590/Italy-BLUE-wine-purists-say-s-insult.html

Six easy food and wine pairing tips

Throw old food and wine pairing rules out

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/29/six-easy-food-and-wine-pairing-tips/

There’s a beer made from 30 lobsters

Not the weirdest craft brew we’ve heard of, but close.

http://www.metro.us/lifestyle/food-and-drinks/beer-made-30-lobsters

Winery, vineyard cyber attack risk grows with web-connected systems

Your property insurance may well cover it, if the policy is of the all-risk variety. But if you have a policy that specifies the perils such as fire, flood etc., it is possible that you’re not covered for property losses resulting from a cyber attack.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/opinion/6901995-181/cyber-risk-internet-winery-vineyard

THOMAS JEFFERSON IS PROVEN RIGHT AS VIRGINIA WINE COMES OF AGE

Just 30 miles as the crow flies from the U.S. capitol in Washington D.C., Virginia winemakers have leapt forward with wines of finesse and originality since the turn of the last century.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/thomas-jefferson-proven-right-virginia-wine-comes-age/

Why is English Sparkling Trying to be like Champagne?

For hundreds of years, England has been one of the largest importers of Champagne with over 30 million bottles imported to the UK in 2013

http://thebacklabel.com/english-sparkling-champagne/#axzz4fpSbsPzw

Shaken by 2014 quake, Napa winery again standing tall

Only now, more than 2½ years after the quake, has that restoration work been finished. And on May 7, Trefethen will finally re-open the McIntyre doors to the public — reinforced, re-insulated and, yes, seismically retrofitted.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Shaken-by-2014-quake-Napa-winery-again-standing-11106727.php

 

Meet Joe Wagner, the man shaking up the Sonoma County wine world

Less than two years ago, Constellation Brands Inc. bought his Meiomi brand for a whopping $315 million, a figure that jolted analysts because it included no hard assets such as vineyards or a winery.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/6922137-181/meet-joe-wagner-the-most?artslide=0

Draft vs. Bottle: A Data Breakdown of Beer Ordering Habits

The following data represents on-premise order data from the 12 months ending in March 2017. While the majority of retailers covered here are located outside of New England and New York, these particular regions are strongly represented in the data. Figures represent percentages of orders from distributors in dollar terms.

https://www.bevspot.com/2017/04/26/draft-vs-bottle-a-breakdown-of-beer-ordering-habits/?utm_campaign=Facebook+Promoted+Apr17+-+Draft+Beer+Brands&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paidsocial

Vikings ‘may have produced their own wine’

It had always been assumed that the Scandinavian climate was too harsh for viticulture. But there is now evidence that some grapes were grown locally

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/29/vikings-may-have-produced-wine/

Finnish Brewery Introduces 1,000-Pack of Beer

A brewery in Finland has just blown the 99-pack out of the water. Grab your forklift because Keisari beer has just released a 1,000-pack!

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/keisari-beer-1000-pack

DANGEROUS DRINKS AND HOW TO SPOT THEM

It turned out to be cinchonism, a type of poisoning caused by an overdose of quinine

http://imbibemagazine.com/dangerous-drinks/

Science reveals what progressively happens in your body & brain as you drink

 

What Makes a Good Wine Label?

Before even tasting a wine, labels are what immediately draw us to a bottle. One critic shares his opinion on the good, the bad and the ugly of wine labels.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/04/27/what-makes-a-good-wine-label/

RIEDEL TEAMS UP WITH ELTON JOHN ON RAINBOW DECANTER

Each decanter has been mouth blown in Riedel’s Kufstein glassworks in Austria, handcrafted to display the colours of the rainbow and shaped to mimic the form of the harp.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/riedel-teams-up-with-elton-john-on-rainbow-decanter/

A little science and history behind putting nitrogen in beer

There’s another type of gas that’s sometimes used in beer instead of carbon dioxide — nitrogen

http://lancasteronline.com/features/food/a-little-science-and-history-behind-putting-nitrogen-in-beer/article_3c22c7d8-2b47-11e7-b777-f319d96d60e2.html

Heineken Launches Coolerpack

Designed to pop open the top, fill the pack with ice, and enjoy a cold Heineken, the COOLERPACK will keep consumers cool in the heat all summer long,

Watch for special Franklin Liquor promo!!

https://www.brewbound.com/news/heineken-launches-coolerpack?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0af608289f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+April+27%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0af608289f-36686829

 

Most people — including Millennials and GenX — would not recommend buying alcohol online

 

Calif Wine Retail Sales Value Soars 25%

  

How a Wine Brand Advanced Digital Ad Measurement

Constellation Brands wanted to measure the impact of digital ads on in-store purchases of its Black Box Wines mid-campaign, rather than waiting until after the ad push

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-wine-brand-advanced-digital-ad-measurement-1493287200

What Does Great Wine Service Look Like Today?

What are our expectations for wine service amid huge shifts in restaurant and sommelier culture? Jon Bonné looks at three New York sommeliers who are confronting the question in all its complexity.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/wine-service-today-wine-bars-nyc-bar-boulud-blanca-restaurant-loring-place/

How Texas Is Texas Wine?

What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards

Less than half of over 400 Texas wineries are making their wine from locally grown grapes.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2017-04-28/how-texas-is-texas-wine/

Trump, Trudeau Talk, and Readouts Are Very Different

Meanwhile, one site thinks US will go after Canadian wine next

A post at the Canadian site Maclean’s thinks Trump is going to go after wine sales in British Columbia next, arguing that the Canadian product has an unfair advantage over US wine because of grocery store rules.

U.S. says “discriminates against the sale of U.S. wine.” B.C. does allow U.S. wine to be sold under the “store within a store” option, but no grocery chain will go to the trouble or expense to do it. The situation also applies in other provinces like Ontario. Don’t be surprised when Trump soon starts talking about Canada’s “disgraceful” wine policy. It is all about America First.

http://www.newser.com/story/241876/will-trump-go-after-canadian-wine-next.html

Why Uruguay could be the new Jura
And could Tannat by the new Malbec? Jane Anson looks at Uruguay’s adoption of the Tannat grape and learns about fresh initiatives that could help to get the country on restaurant wine lists.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/uruguay-wine-new-jura-367627/

Fee, Fie, Foe, Fieri

Food Network giant makes entry into wine

Hunt & Ryde in partnership with winemaker Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards. Named for his sons, Hunter and Ryder Fieri, the brand produces Pinot Noir from the family’s organically farmed estate vineyard in the Russian River Valley and old-vine Zinfandel from well-known sites in Sonoma County.

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/last-call-guy-fieri

Why You Should Be Drinking Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is a red grape that was traditionally reserved as a minor blending grape in the world famous Bordeaux wine blend. However, as the grape has spread to warmer climates, winemakers have realized that Petit Verdot can make intensely bold, fruity-yet-floral, red wines that can and do easily stand on their own.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/featured-wine-petit-verdot/

THE PYRAMID OF QUALITY. DOCG & DOC

As the other wine producing country, Italy also has laws to indicate wine quality.  Essentially, there are four classifications known as “The Pyramid of Quality”.  The highest quality wines, characterized by strict production rules and the highest value, are at the top of the pyramid.  Low quality wines characterized by the fewest restrictions and lowest value are at the base.

https://www.mynameisbarbera.com/the-pyramid-of-quality-the-docg/

Jose Cuervo and Fender build ‘world’s first’ agave guitar

All traditional wood elements on the guitar – the body, 21-fret neck and fingerboard – are replaced by agave plant-based material, and features Fender hardware, a custom-engraved neck plate with a Jose Cuervo inscription, and hand-wound Fat ‘50s neck, RWRP middle and bridge pickups.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/05/jose-cuervo-and-fender-build-worlds-first-agave-guitar/

Half of Napa’s wine industry earns ‘green’ certification

Napa’s wineries and vineyards are steadily going green amid efforts to promote environmental best practices within the county’s core industry.

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/half-of-napa-s-wine-industry-earns-green-certification/article_34ccc22f-2584-5598-be78-de76728904e6.html

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Everything You Need To Know About Tuscan Wine in 600 Words

Tuscan wines are some of the most popular produced in Italy, and also arguably some of the very best. If you want to find out why they’re so beloved and which ones to try, you need this three-minute guide.

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tuscan-wine-in-600-words

Nissan Makes a Van Capable of Being a Mobile Bar

In Nissan’s case, they ingeniously found a way to showcase the numerous capabilities of their NV200 compact cargo van by embracing two attractions their chosen location of San Diego, California was renowned for – surfing and yes, beer.

https://oct.co/articles/nissan-makes-van-capable-being-mobile-bar

BEER IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TYLENOL AT RELIEVING PAIN, SAYS AWESOME NEW STUDY

It’s also way more fun.

http://www.maxim.com/news/beer-pain-relief-2017-5

 

Boston Beer misjudges spring seasonal approach, sales decline

In its first quarter earnings report for 2017, Boston Beer reported a $27.1 million decrease (14 percent) from the same period last year, mainly due to a decline in shipments of 15 percent. Depletions decreased 14 percent from the comparable 13-week period in 2016.

https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/boston-beer-misjudges-spring-seasonal-approach-sales-decline/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dbd5fe7930-CBBNews_20170503&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-dbd5fe7930-80019125

How Does Oak Really Affect Wine?

What makes Chardonnay crisp over creamy? How do tannic reds evolve in barrel? From the effects of French versus American oak, here’s what you need to know.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/05/02/how-does-oak-really-affect-wine/

Does Your Go-To Hangover Cure Actually Work?

Just like your brain after a night of excessive drinking, the science behind hangovers is a little fuzzy

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Does-Your-Hangover-Cure-Work

 

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Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

Santa Carolina is Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship brand. With a history spanning over 140 years, Viña Santa Carolina was established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, who named it after his wife, Carolina Iñiguez. Located in Santiago, the winery’s facilities and underground cellar are a National Monument and are open to the public at large. With sales in excess of 25 million bottles, Santa Carolina’s wines are available in over 90 countries. In 2015, Santa Carolina celebrated its 140th anniversary and was chosen the New World Winery of the Year by the prestigious American magazine Wine Enthusiast.

Amazing value in wine! We will explore reds and whites.

About Mark

New England Regional President For Carolina Wine Brands USA

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239433277/

 

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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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.

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

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Upcoming Franklin Wine Club Event

Santa Carolina Winery Chile

May 11th

Host Mark Raymond

Santa Carolina is Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship brand. With a history spanning over 140 years, Viña Santa Carolina was established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, who named it after his wife, Carolina Iñiguez. Located in Santiago, the winery’s facilities and underground cellar are a National Monument and are open to the public at large. With sales in excess of 25 million bottles, Santa Carolina’s wines are available in over 90 countries. In 2015, Santa Carolina celebrated its 140th anniversary and was chosen the New World Winery of the Year by the prestigious American magazine Wine Enthusiast.

Amazing value in wine! We will explore reds and whites.

About Mark

New England Regional President For Carolina Wine Brands USA

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239433277/

Franklin Wine Club Learning Wine Labels Event 

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Which countries consume the most beer per capita?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/beer-consumption-per-capita-countries/

 

Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin?

“We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea,” said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-wine-may-do-no-favors-for-a-womans-skin/

Will the US’s three-tier distribution system survive?

Booze has been almost entirely regulated and taxed by individual states, with everything from dry counties like Moore County, the home of Jack Daniel’s, to the drive-by Daiquiri stands of Louisiana.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/is-the-uss-three-tier-distribution-system-built-to-survive/

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2017/03/beware-cult-natural-wine/

How to Drink Wine Like a Sommelier

A couple years ago, Bianca Bosker became so fascinated with wine and the experts running the cellars at New York’s finest restaurants that she quit her editor job to become one herself. “To taste better is to live better,” she writes in her bestselling new book, Cork Dork,

http://cupofjo.com/2017/04/how-to-order-wine/

Is Terroir Real?

What does the wine world’s most misunderstood concept really mean?

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/is-terroir-real

 

Champagne literally makes everything better

But, don’t get too carried away… these health benefits all come with the catch line “within reason”.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/19/champagne-literally-makes-everything-better/

Del’s Is Back

Narragansett Beer is relaunching summer seasonal Del’s Shandy, a mix of Narragansett lager and Del’s lemon concentrate. The 4.7%-abv brew is available across Narragansett’s East Coast distribution area in six-packs of 16-ounce cans and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. Six-packs will retail at around $10 and 12-packs will sell at around $15. Narragansett Del’s Summer Shandy will be available throughout the summer season.

 

SEVERE FROSTS WREAK HAVOC IN CHAMPAGNE

The mercury also dipped to dangerous levels in Burgundy and the Loire Valley the night of Wednesday 19 April, but Champagne appears to have been the worst hit.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/severe-frosts-wreak-havoc-in-champagne/

Marijuana Poised to Steal Market Share From Alcohol Industry

A new study from OutCo and Monocle Research shows 51% of millennials in California will replace alcohol with marijuana

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marijuana-poised-to-steal-market-share-from-alcohol-industry-300441621.html

When evaluating wine, judge by the bottle

Today, the most ubiquitous way to sell wine is to say “such and such” gave it a 90 points-plus rating. And those ratings are based on folks sitting in a controlled environment, much like my tasting, taking a sip from a glass, making their own personal determinations of what the wine was like and making notes.

http://www.summitdaily.com/explore-summit/vail-wine-ink-column-when-evaluating-wine-judge-by-the-bottle/

 

Learning from the black glass

Color can be a visual cue that a product’s flavor is both authentic and appetizing — and even that it has positive nutritional aspects.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/wine/6888427-181/berger-on-wine-learning-from

The Mosel Valley Wine Guide

Choose wines with skill from the Mosel Valley and learn why this region has been considered the best place for Riesling in the world.

http://winefolly.com/review/mosel-valley-wine-guide/

 

The Spanish Winemaking Regions to Watch—Now

Castilla y León, just north of Madrid. Ribera del Duero is known for its lush, Tempranillo-based red wines, while Rueda is famous in the country for its bright, Verdejo-based whites

http://www.sommjournal.com/Stories/Web-Exclusives/2017/The-Spanish-Winemaking-Regions-to-Watch-Now.aspx#.WPtfjFLMyT9

Pot Is Healthier Than Alcohol?

 

Watch What Wine Makers Do In France To Protect From Frost

https://youtu.be/Csgr2XzRlic

 

Stoli to launch vodka with real fruit

Available in the US, Stoli Crushed currently comes in two flavours: Pienapple and Ruby Red Grapefruit.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/stoli-to-launch-vodka-with-real-fruit/

Black Death Vodka returns to US after ban

The brand launched globally in 1987 and was selling more than 120 million bottles and cans in 60 countries by 1995. However, the brand came under fire from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for ‘promising poison and plague but delivering only vodka’.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/04/black-death-vodka-returns-to-us-after-ban/

5 Things Altria Group Investors Should Know About Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Most people reasonably think of Altria Group (NYSE:MO) for its Marlboro brand of cigarettes, which has gained worldwide renown and is a marketing colossus. Yet what many people don’t know about Altria is that it owns a wine business, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Although Ste. Michelle is quite small compared to its tobacco operations, Altria still sees substantial sales and profit from the unit, and it provides useful diversification. Below, you’ll find five things you should know about Altria’s wine business.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/04/19/5-things-altria-group-investors-should-know-about.aspx

This App Will Prevent You from Getting Shorted on Beer at the Bar

It makes sure your glass is as full as it should be.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/fair-beer-pour-app

 

Sales of Calif wines priced over $10 show healthy growth

 

You Can Now Drink Your Prosecco With Rose Gold Glitter

A U.K.-based kitchenware store (think of it as a British Sur la Table), is offering up edible glitter designed for prosecco. Add a dash to the bubbly beverage and it’ll impart a pretty rose-gold hue.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/151432/popaball-prosecco-rose-gold-glitter

 

Blue Wine Is Coming to the United States

Spain’s Gik wine, which combines both red and white wine grapes, is officially coming to the United States.

The blue wine, which was originally only available in Europe, is now available for pre-order to be shipped in the America. The bottles start at $16.

http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/drink/blue-wine-coming-united-states/042417

Beer at Target’s Fenway store was too cheap, state says

Regulators at the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission have cited Target’s store in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston for violating a longstanding state rule that bans retailers from selling alcohol for less than what they paid.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/04/25/state-beer-target-fenway-store-was-too-cheap/j4a9FkynOzCVO43DByhW2L/story.html

The Precision Approach to Enhancing Wine Flavors with Oak

Vivelys, offering innovative solutions to precision winemaking, has developed a range of 11 different Boisé oak chips that each departs unique organoleptic characteristics to the wine. Each oak chip has its own set of characteristics developed through diligent research and reproduced by precisely analyzing and measuring the wood’s organic compounds, and then carefully controlling toasting time and temperature to create a consistent product

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/04/24/precision-enhancing-wine-flavors-oak

People won’t drink wine that tastes like this, finds new study

Researchers from Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, tested the link between alcohol consumption and people’s responsiveness to different taste sensations and found that those who are good at perceiving sensations like bitterness and astringency in foods are more likely to be drinkers of all kinds of alcoholic beverages while those of who respond strongly to qualities such as sourness and umami (a savoury, meaty taste) are less likely to drink wine in particular.

http://www.cantechletter.com/2017/04/people-wont-drink-wine-tastes-like-finds-new-study/

 

Exploring the History of Wine in India

Dating back to the Bronze age, India has a long tradition of winemaking. Today, primarily in Nashik and Nandi Hills, interest and investment are growing.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/04/25/exploring-the-history-of-wine-in-india/

Wine Flavored Salt

t’s a fusion of two of our favorite things

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-salt-flavoured-food-seasoning-mineral-jacobsen-oregon-purple-crystals-a7703366.html

The 20-Something’s Guide To Buying Cheap Wine — The Right Way

A good wine store has staff that loves working within your budget and requirements. Just be prepared to tell them if you want if you want red, white, still or sparkling, what kinds of wines or flavors you like, and what you want to spend.

http://www.refinery29.com/cheap-wine-guide-buying-tips

Sello Launches Innovative Wine Preservation System

The Sello Wine Preservation System keeps wine tasting great by reducing oxygen, moisture, temperature, and light.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sello-launches-innovative-wine-preservation-120000832.html

 

An Overview of Mexican Wine Country

Believe it or not, Mexico makes wine too! The first vineyards in North America were planted in Mexico. Here’s a little overview of what’s to know about modern Mexican wine country.

http://winefolly.com/review/an-overview-of-mexican-wine-country/

 

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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

Santa Carolina is Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship brand. With a history spanning over 140 years, Viña Santa Carolina was established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, who named it after his wife, Carolina Iñiguez. Located in Santiago, the winery’s facilities and underground cellar are a National Monument and are open to the public at large. With sales in excess of 25 million bottles, Santa Carolina’s wines are available in over 90 countries. In 2015, Santa Carolina celebrated its 140th anniversary and was chosen the New World Winery of the Year by the prestigious American magazine Wine Enthusiast.

Amazing value in wine! We will explore reds and whites.

About Mark

New England Regional President For Carolina Wine Brands USA

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239433277/

 

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!

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

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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!

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

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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/

 

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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

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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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 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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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!

Sign Up

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!

Sign up

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!

Sign up

 

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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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Easter Food And Wine Pairing Guide

April 10, 2017

2017 Easter Newsletter

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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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Thursday April 13th

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

imagesCADB97F4

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

imagesCABLEF7Q

      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  

imagesCA5M7SK2

French Wine Scholar Programs

FWS_Pin_Square_2048x2048

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

red wine flavours

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

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.)

Take Care

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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.