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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-11-17

December 11, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-11-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

Holiday wine trends 2017

  AND MORE!

How High Elevation Wines are Taking Spain to New Heights

One of the most important components in an elegant wine is the region’s terroir. Learn how elevation is being used to create a unique Spanish style.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/25/elevation-spanish-wine/

 

Could This Biological Control Help Save the Wine Industry?

Pierce’s Disease has also limited the production of European grapes in Mexico, Central America, and the Southwestern U.S. California vineyards are at a greater risk due to the introduction of a pest — the glassy-winged sharpshooter

http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/biological-control-help-save-wine-industry/

 

Switzerland: Your Unexpected Next Wine Destination

Switzerland’s best-hidden treasure is arguably its wine, which I’m willing to bet you’ve never tasted—unless, of course, you’ve visited the country, in which case you’ve been let in on a delicious secret.

https://www.vogue.com/article/switzerland-wine-regions-where-to-stay-eat-drink

 

ALL THE WAYS TO MAKE CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE, EXPLAINED

There are a few different options, and each one can create a remarkably different style of beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sparkling-wine-champagne-methods/

 

Expand Your White Wine Palate with Unfiltered Chardonnay

One category that you may not have heard of before, though, is unfiltered wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/newton-unfiltered-chardonnay/

 

NEW CLASSIFICATION CRUCIAL FOR CAVA SINCE CATALONIA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE

Launched internationally in London last month was Cava de Paraje Calificado, which, as db reported last week, is the strictest sparkling wine classification in the world, and so tough that only nine cellars have reached the standards required to use the new quality seal.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/new-classification-crucial-for-cava-since-catalonia-declared-independence/

Holiday wine trends 2017

We’re willing to spend more money for holiday wine in 2017, but don’t try fobbing us off with overpriced crap

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/holiday-wine-trends-2017/

 

3 Approaches for Organizing a Wine List

Wine directors from around the country discuss how they structure their wine lists

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/3-approaches-for-organizing-a-wine-list/

 

Is Wine Different from Other Consumer Products?

Things that are not different about wine: It’s bought and consumed by the same consumers who buy other products, and the basic laws of economics are the same for wine as for other consumer products
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/192592/Is-Wine-Different-from-Other-Consumer-Products

 

SIX NEW GRAPE VARIETIES TTB APPROVED FOR DESIGNATING AMERICAN WINE

The TTB recently granted administrative approval for the use of six new grape variety names on American wine labels.

Sauvignon Kretos

Merlot Kanthus

Fleurtai

Sauvignon Rytos

Cabernet Volos

Soreli

 

 

Turn water into wine, literally, with SodaStream’s new Sparkling Gold

The machine known for turning water into soda is now taking things a step further, and turning water into wine.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/sodastream-sparkling-gold/

 

France’s Gaillac wine region filled with great bargains

So what makes the wines from Gaillac so good?

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/wine_press_frances_gaillac_win.html

 

Giving the Champagne Flute Some Well-Deserved Love and Support

The much-maligned Champagne flute needs a hero. One editor stands up for them as the ideal sparkling wine vessel, with help from a scientist and psychologist.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/27/champagne-flute/

 

EGRI BIKAVÉR, THE BULL’S BLOOD OF HUNGARY

“Bull’s Blood,” Egri Bikavér is a blend based on Hungary’s wealth of indigenous grape varieties, seasoned with the odd international grape.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/egri-bikaver-the-bulls-blood-of-hungary/?rs_oid_rd=97259535724438&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-28-17#.Wh3KwK2ZOT8

 

Singapore researchers make healthy wine out of tofu

It’s the world’s first of its kind, bears sweet, fruity notes and is good for your health.

https://www.cnet.com/news/singapore-researchers-make-healthy-wine-out-of-tofu/

 

LeBron James’ incredible taste in wine, explained by 4 experts

Is there anything James isn’t great at?!

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/28/16710156/lebron-james-wine-incredible-taste-experts-agree

 

 

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

MyŒno team has developed a wine scanner that objectively characterizes the style of the wine you are savouring.

VERY INTERESTING!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76411480/your-wine-scanner-for-christmas

Another Read:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/myoeno-wine-scanner/

 

Wine Pairing With Thai Food

What goes into your favorite Pad Thai or curry isn’t a random assembly of ingredients. It’s a complex blend of the sour, sweet, salty, and spicy, as well as the bitter and aromatic.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-pairing-thai-food/

 

CHAMPAGNE TOE-STS: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DRINKING BUBBLY FROM WOMEN’S SHOES

When exactly were you supposed to do such a thing? And how?! Practically speaking, using a shoe as a drinking vessel seems difficult to execute (heel or toe?).

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-womens-shoes/

 

Color of Wine App Launches

FREE mobile coloring app for lovers of the wine lifestyle – called Color of Wine – now in the Apple Store.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/29/color-wine-app-launch

 

Saturday Night Live Is Releasing Four Limited Edition Wines

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with SNL, has created a new wine collection in honor of the classic sketch show (currently in its 43rd season), which also pays tribute to some of the show’s more memorable characters from recent years.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/saturday-night-live-is-releasing-four-limited-time.html

 

I intended to slightly chill a red wine in the fridge but forgot it for a week. Is it kaput?

Red wine is just as sturdy as, and in some ways more sturdy than, white. Cold merely slows down reactions responsible for aging, so consider your wine better preserved.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/i-intended-to-slightly-chill-a-red-wine-in-the-fridge-but-forgot-it-for-a-week-is-it-kaput/article37122742/

 

The Magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Elegant Chardonnay-based Champagnes, blanc de blancs come from chalk-rich soils in the Côte de Blancs. Discover bottles showcasing the best of this style.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/11/28/blanc-de-blancs-champagne/

 

Why wine never tastes the same once you’ve flown it

WE LOVE bringing home souvenir bottles of wine from our holidays but wine hates flying. An expert explains why it never tastes the same once it’s left the ground.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/why-wine-never-tastes-the-same-once-youve-flown-it/news-story/690865f82ba0b9d9f54822cf9092ba32

 

What goes into a bottle of wine?

So what exactly goes into making a bottle of wine?

http://cayugawinetrail.com/about-us/news/190/what-goes-into-a-bottle-of-wine

 

100 Best Wines of Sonoma

This chart is best viewed in landscape mode when on a small mobile device.

http://www.sonomamag.com/best-wines-of-sonoma-county-2017/

8 Awkward Truths About Being a Wine Connoisseur

Being a wine connoisseur in this day and age is better than it’s ever been before: wine is higher quality and there are more choices than ever. Despite this, there are some painfully true facts about being a wine connoisseur that can’t help but make us laugh.

http://winefolly.com/update/being-a-wine-connoisseur/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=35b8851719-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-35b8851719-62472929&mc_cid=35b8851719&mc_eid=d73340fcba

When should I open my NV Champagne?
Saving a bottle of NV Champagne for a special occasion, but not sure how long you can keep it? Read the opinion of Decanter


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/open-nv-champagne-ask-decanter-372720/#T95sYH8Zm9wJgITA.99

JIM BEAM HAS CREATED A VOICE-CONTROLLED SMART DECANTER THAT POURS ON COMMAND

The handy gadget is a send-up of new smart-home devices like Amazon Echo, which act more or less as personal assistants to those who can afford them

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/video-jim-beam-has-created-a-voice-controlled-smart-decanter-that-pours-on-command/

 

New Burgundy ‘appellation’

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region’s hierarchy.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-burgundy-cote-dor-appellation-380473/#zGASW9SLWswqXvXs.99

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

For everyone else, at holiday get-together time, vigilant calorie-counting is the death of fun. A general awareness, though — that’s just smart partying.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-weight-smart-wine-drinking-1201-story.html

 

Jameson unveils IPA-finished Irish whiskey

Following a “successful” trial run in Ireland, Irish Distillers has launched Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, an Irish whiskey finished in IPA beer barrels.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jameson-unveils-ipa-finished-irish-whiskey/

 

RAMON BILBAO TURNS A WINE BARREL INTO A VIOLIN

Head winemaker Rodolfo Bastida partnered with Spanish classical musician Ara Malikian and third-generation violin maker Fernando Solar on the project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/ramon-bilbao-turns-a-wine-barrel-into-a-violin/

 

Would You Pay $5,000 For Wine And Beer Glasses Made Of Cheese?

It’s a product that could steal the heart of any cheesehead: wine and beer glasses made out of cheese.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finlandia-wine-beer-cheese-glasses_us_5a21d7cde4b03c44072da4d2

 

 

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About

Nova Scotia’s wines, which some say rival Champagne, didn’t always hold such an esteemed reputation in the wine community

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/canadian-sparkling-wine-region

 

Shelf Chilling Wine Glasses

Cool gadget!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLZGTAE/ref=as_at/?creativeASIN=B00FLZGTAE&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9LqJL858AQNFsmpCBk7UTw&slotNum=0&tag=mashable0c-20

 

 

Survey show people spending more on wine

How much do you spend on a bottle of wine, and how do you compare with your fellow wine buyers? Here are statistics from a recent survey of 340,000 U.S. wine individual buyers:

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2017/11/28/gus-clemens-survey-show-people-spending-more-wine/900811001/

 

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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.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-04-17

December 4, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-04-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Low-alcohol wine is not wine, it’s grape juice. Where’s the joy in that?

That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

  AND MORE!

 

Why a female fly will ruin your drink, but a male is fine

A single fly falling into your glass of wine may be enough to ruin it.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2153660-why-a-female-fly-will-ruin-your-drink-but-a-male-is-fine/#link_time=1510847181

What is Certified Craft Wine?

A Certified Craft Wine is a small production wine made in runs of less than 5,000 cases made by an identifiable winemaker.

https://craftwine.org/what-is-certified-craft-wine/

 

WORLD’S FIRST EDIBLE COCKTAIL MENU LAUNCHED

The ever-innovative Tippling Club restaurant in Singapore has launched what it claims to be the world’s first edible cocktail menu based around dreams and desires.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/worlds-first-edible-cocktail-menu-launched/

 

Colle Asolani – Prosecco and More

The problem was that Prosecco could be produced outside of its spiritual home, the province of Treviso; indeed it was (and still is) made in the region of Friuli, and believe it or not, can even be produced today in Brazil!

https://learnitalianwines.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/colle-asolani-prosecco-and-more/

 

Drink Up, And Stop Worrying About These Wine Myths

I’m amazed how much people worry about something as simple and pleasurable as wine. It’s not that I don’t understand: Wine can seem confusing in its complexity. And it attracts snobs, who make themselves feel bigger by belittling anyone who knows less.

http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/11/new-wine-rules-jon-bonne/

 

12 Fascinating Facts About Red Wine

Here are 12 facts that will completely change the way you think about red wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/facts-about-red-wine/

A Guide to Italy’s Wine Regions

We get it. With more than 350 official wine varieties and 20 different wine-producing regions, the world of Italian wine can be confusing and overwhelming.

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/a-guide-to-italys-wine-regions

HARRY POTTER’S THEME SONG SOUNDS EVEN MORE MAGICAL PERFORMED WITH WINE GLASSES

The iconic song everyone thinks of as the Harry Potter theme is actually titled “Hedwig’s Theme.” While not every movie fan might know that bit of trivia, all Potter enthusiasts can recognize the tune from the first few notes alone.

https://nerdist.com/harry-potters-theme-song-wine-glasses/

9 surprising health benefits of mulled wine

The traditional Christmas tipple mulled wine contains a host of hidden health boosters.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/healthy-eating/9-surprising-health-benefits-of-mulled-wine-11364229012051

The Most Important Step When Cleaning Wine Glasses

There’s just one extra step I’ve learned to take that makes a big difference in whether my clean wine glasses look just kinda clean or extra clean.

http://www.thekitchn.com/the-most-important-step-when-cleaning-wine-glasses-251206

An easy guide to pairing beer with barbecue

The golden rule of matching a beer with a dish is to consider the relative intensity of flavor between pint and plate.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-barbecue-20171120-story.html?barc=0

 

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

Beaune’s new offering: beef reared on the byproducts of the wine-making process.

The cows are fed in their last months with the mulchy residue left after the world-famous local vintages are fermented and distilled, as well as on crushed blackcurrants.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/food/633627/french-wine-country-unveils-its-answer-to-kobe-beef/story/

 

What Else Is Wine Aged In Besides Oak Barrels? Ask The Expert!

Explore what lies beyond oak in answer to the question of what else is wine aged in besides oak barrels!

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/what-else-is-wine-aged-in-ask-the-expert

 

Myths and Facts About Kosher Wine

What is Kosher wine and does it taste different from regular wine?

http://winefolly.com/review/myths-facts-kosher-wine/

 

Apple’s War on Harmless Vice…Is Wine Next?

At what point does Apple ban all alcohol/wine-related apps?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2017/11/apples-war-harmless-vice-wine-next/

I Tried a Bottle of the New Synthetic Wine

It doesn’t taste half bad.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/11/ava_winery_s_new_synthetic_wine_doesn_t_taste_half_bad.html

‘Santé!’ Wine May Improve Foreign Language Skills

A recent study finds that a small amount of alcohol could give new meaning to the phrase “Dutch courage”

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Alcohol-May-Improve-Foreign-Language-Skills

How to Make Candy Out of Wine

While you can certainly buy booze-filled candy come holiday time, there’s something special about making your own treats.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/booze-in-the-kitchen-how-to-make-candy-out-of-wine.html

Study Finds People Born Without Tongues Able to Differentiate Wine Tastes

A new study from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has found a person’s ability to recognize different tastes and flavors is not completely dependent on the tongue alone.

https://lbpost.com/life/health/2000011774-study-finds-people-born-without-tongues-able-to-differentiate-wine-tastes

 

CATENA UNVEILS NEW LABEL DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE HISTORY OF MALBEC

Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata has unveiled a new label design for its Malbec Argentino 2015 inspired by the history of its flagship variety and told through four symbolic women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/catena-unveils-new-label-design-inspired-by-the-history-of-malbec/

 

Prosecco DOC gears up for approval of new ‘Brutnature’ description

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has revealed it is hoping to get approval for the use of a new Prosecco description – Brutnature, on labels in 2018.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22668/Prosecco_DOC_gears_up_for_approval_of_new__91Brutnature_92_description.html

 

IF A WINE TASTES LIKE APPLES, DOES IT HAVE APPLES IN IT?

When someone says that a wine tastes like apples or grass, does this mean that it actually has apples or grass in it?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-wine-tastes-like-apples/

 

5 Mistakes People Make When Drinking Champagne

To start, you’re probably serving your bubbles too cold

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/common-champagne-drinking-mistakes

 

FRENCH WINE APPELLATIONS

Info on the wine regions in France

https://www.thebacklabel.com/french-wine-appellations/?rs_oid_rd=87827787542422&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-21-17#.WhlxO62ZOT8

 

The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers

Retailers discuss shelf talkers as a marketing tool—and share their most effective strategies for creating them

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-shelf-talkers/

 

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

Wine industry experts weigh in on whether wine labels should be more transparent, revealing when common additives are used

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/should-wine-labels-list-ingredients/

 

That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank

This is the home of a company that might not manage the trick of turning water into wine, but turns wine into fuel-grade ethanol on a large scale.

https://qz.com/1135119/where-unsellable-wine-goes-to-die-and-become-fuel-for-your-cars-gas-tank/

 

LAUNCH OF STRICTEST SPARKLING WINE CLASSIFICATION IN THE WORLD

Called Cava de Paraje Calificado, the classification is open to all Cava producers, but only nine cellars have reached the required standards to achieve the new quality seal, which has no equal in the world of fizz.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/london-sees-launch-of-strictest-sparkling-wine-classification-in-the-world/

 

DOES GIN REALLY MAKE YOU CRY? NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW DIFFERENT ALCOHOLS AFFECT OUR MOODS

Researchers quizzed more than 30,00 people aged 18-34 from 21 countries around the world, asking them to describe how they felt after imbibing beer, spirits, red and white wine over the course of a year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/does-gin-really-make-you-cry-new-study-shows-how-different-alcohols-affect-our-moods/

 

Welcome to the world’s best
SPARKLING WINE REGIONS

Expedia ranked the best wine countries you must visit and explore

Travel the world with Expedia and get an education as to the very best wines on offer wherever you visit!

https://www.expedia.co.uk/vc/c/best-sparkling-wine-countries/

 

Low-alcohol wine is not wine, it’s grape juice. Where’s the joy in that?

There’s nothing more dispiriting than the three words “low-alcohol wine”, with the possible exception of “low-fat cheese”. They usually denote a sickly-sweet concoction with little resemblance to anything you would normally drink.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/low-alcohol-wine-supermarkets-sales-drunk

 

Should You Be Drinking Wine That’s Been Aged Underwater?

What is underwater-aged wine and is it even safe to drink?

https://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/should-you-be-drinking-wine-thats-been-aged-underwater.html

 

Goblet of fire: how spat-out wine is being turned into spirits

Spit buckets containing 500 litres of discarded wine give Tasmanian distiller an idea on sustainability

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/24/goblet-of-fire-how-spat-out-wine-is-being-turned-into-spirits

 

Meet Black Chardonnay

A nearly forgotten technique for exceptional wines has some producers going back to black

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/meet-black-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58722821&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8rT-F0f1KIRmIlS5lEzmw9WkNOASizeEyL5CZIQsaA8ZZpI8YSUnW0X1uUAnmIF-F8WoRKU_7RRhSWijs5dC4Hvp8b6PczqXihG5I9UX1Y_D_sumo&_hsmi=58747006

 

Italian spirits market: More than the aperitivo

The Italian spirits renaissance has been boosted by an unstoppable orange wave. But there’s much more to Italy’s diverse and rapidly advancing drinks scene than the aperitivo.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/italian-spirits-market-more-than-the-aperitivo/

 

Dutch wine joins the big cheeses on EU’s list of specialties

The Netherlands may be more famous for edam and gouda, but its winemakers are tasting success credited to climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/dutch-join-the-big-cheeses-on-eu-list-of-protected-delicacies-but-with-wine

 

Wine Flour Is A Thing! Here’s What You Need to Know

That’s right, the grapes from your favorite vinos are being milled into a flour. The brain child of Hillary Niver-Johnson, it’s called Finger Lakes Wine Flour.

https://www.brit.co/what-is-wine-flour/

 

Beer and brewing by numbers

Take a look at some more fun beer facts and figures

https://blog.oup.com/2017/11/beer-brewing-numbers-facts-infographic/

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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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

 

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

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

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

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

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Bud Light NFL Logo Cans

August 26, 2017

Bud Light NFL Logo Packages Are Here!

 

Franklin Liquors

Now Two Options In Stock

Option 1

VERY LIMITED Bud Light 36 packs 

Includes 1 Logo Can of EVERY NFL Team!!

And Other Special NFL Cans

 

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Patriots 5x Champs Packages! 

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16oz Singles or 8 packs

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

March 3, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday March 2nd 2017

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Guest Host: John Avery

Masciarelli Wine Co.

 

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.

 

About Bell Wine Cellars

Bell Wine Cellars was co-founded in 1991 by Anthony Bell and a local Napa Valley grower. Frequent discussions about grape growing practices and wine quality reinforced their belief that great wines are not only a product of the vineyard – the terroir – but that elegance, fruit, and balance are hallmarks of a fine wine

Bell has grown from the original 500 cases to 15,000 cases, with an ultimate goal of 16,500 cases. Today the partners pursue their dream, continuing the area’s tradition of producing wonderful wines as well as limited edition, hand crafted wines – all displaying their hallmark elegance and balance

http://www.bellwine.com

 

About Schug Winery

Schug Carneros Estate Winery is situated on a 50-acre site in the Carneros Appellation, south-west of the town of Sonoma. Vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay surround the winery, while other grapes are bought in from highly respected and experienced growers.

Both Walter Schug and winemaker Mike Cox have always been strong believers that the quality of the grapes on the vine is the key to making good wine. Outside of the estate, grapes are bought from growers with whom the winery has long-term contracts, thereby ensuring Schug’s control over quality and supply. Mike likes to work closely with growers and prefers small production vineyards that contribute unique qualities of clonal and soil varieties to his blends.

http://www.schugwinery.com

 

About John:

John Avery is the New World Portfolio Wine Manager at The Masciarelli Wine Company.  He has been in the wine business since 1993, when he first started working for Massachusett’s own Westport Rivers Winery.  He has been a wine broker, representing various wineries from around the world and has very much enjoyed his time with Masciarelli.  John is a graduate of Colby College and currently resides in Tewksbury, MA with his wife and 9 year old son.

 

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Bell Sauvignon Blanc

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750ml $18.99

Wine #2

2014 Schug Chardonnay

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750ml $19.99

Wine #3

2014 Schug Pinot Noir

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750ml $24.99

Wine #4

2013 Schug Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $24.99

Wine #5

2013 Bell Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $59.99

Wine #6

2014 Bell Syrah

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750ml $29.99

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-25-17

February 25, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-25-17

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

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?

Franklin Liquors Guest Speaker

Wine Event With The Creative Sewing Studio

Held 2-18-17

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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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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The art of wine storytelling

An Ice Wine Primer

World’s First Integrated Wine Rating System

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 

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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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:

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 470 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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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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Thursday April 13th

Wines From Abruzzo In Central Italy Mascerelli

Guest: Dave Abbot

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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An Introduction to Irish Whiskey – a tasting/education

Wednesday, March 8

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Franklins own Walsh Family, an Irish Whiskey Importer

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

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

http://flamingleprechaun.com

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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  Easter Garden Bulb Basket and Spring Wines

April 6

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

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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

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Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

Tuition: $999

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

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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Held In Our Wine Room This Week 

Tri-County Adult Education Oscars Truffles And Wine Event

With The Sugar Shoppe

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Upcoming Franklin Wine Club Event

Thursday March 2nd

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

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

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

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

TOP FIVE WINES TO PAIR WITH BARRY WHITE

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

OSCAR-BEER PAIRINGS

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Beerifying The Wine Industry: Lessons From Wine In A Can

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

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

 

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

It’s what every wine lover has been waiting for

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

 

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

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

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

 

Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine Debut New Santo Mezquila Liquor

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

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

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

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

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

 

SIERRA NEVADA TO LAUNCH BEER CAMP ACROSS THE WORLD

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Digital Media Spending

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Some Lodi Vineyards Underwater for Weeks

Rivers of storms delay operations as Mokelumne River overflows its banks

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

Social media doesn’t sell much wine

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Gary Vaynerchuk on the Transformation of the Wine Industry

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

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

 

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

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Putting ‘No Headache’ Wine Filters To The Test

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

Local MA WBZ 4 news report

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

HIGH-ANTIOXIDANT’ WINE LAUNCHED IN CHINA

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

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

 

Why red wine is the best alcohol for great sex

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

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

 

Carbonation and the pain of Champagne

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

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

 

Should Restaurants Offer Guests That First Taste of Wine?

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

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

 

5 Reasons Why Great Wine Starts with Geography

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

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

 

WINE REGIONS OF HUNGARY

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

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

OSCAR-BEER PAIRINGS

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

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

 

California Wine Economic Impact Website Launched

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

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

 

Oak Sweeter than Sugar for Wine

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

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

 

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

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

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

 

TOP FIVE WINES TO PAIR WITH BARRY WHITE

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

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

 

You Aren’t Wrong About Wine

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CALIFORNIA LEADS US WINE EXPORTS TO RECORD HIGH

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Angry Orchard Introduces Tapped Maple Seasonal Cider

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

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

 

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

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Franklin Liquors ( www.franklinliquors.com )along with Vinitas Wineworks ( http://vinitaswineworks.com )and Wine Empire ( http://www.mywineempire.com ) are proud to host the North American Sommelier Association for an American Wine Specialist (AWS) Class.

 

The AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® covers each of the 50 American states. Classic wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma will be covered, in addition to all other California American Viticultural Areas.   Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Washington’s Columbia Valley – both home tosignificant investment by Old World wine families – will be explored at length.  We will study the rapidly upcoming regions of New York’s Finger Lakes,  Texas Hill Country, and Virginia’s Piedmont.  We will also taste a number of native and hybrid varieties from all over the country…this will be an enlightening experience with depth of information and diversity of American wines.

The course consists of 24 hours (4 full days) of class time and tasting, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the official AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® certification and pin, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and recognized internationally by the Worldwide Sommelier Association (www.worldwidesommelier.com).

WHEN: 2017 MAR 25th, 26th, APR 1st & 2nd  – 9:00AM to 4:00pm (with break)

Exam: 2017 MAY 7th (9:00am – 1 hour)

WHERE: Franklin Liquors – 363 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Cost $650

Details And Sign Up Here:

https://www.nasommelier.com/american-wine-specialist-aws

Franklin Wine Club 

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 470 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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Thursday March 2nd

Exploring California Wineries Bell And Schug

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

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

Sign Up:

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

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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An Introduction to Irish Whiskey – a tasting/education

Wednesday, March 8

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Franklins own Walsh Family, an Irish Whiskey Importer

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

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

http://flamingleprechaun.com

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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  Easter Garden Bulb Basket and Spring Wines

April 6

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

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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

Sign ups soon

 

 

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!

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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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-11-17

February 11, 2017

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CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

Franklin Liquors Quoted In Milford Daily News

Regarding State Liquor Pricing Violations. 

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Read The Background Stories:

 

It’s not illegal for a business to sell a product below cost — unless, of course, it’s a bottle of booze.

https://www.boston.com/news/business/2017/02/01/super-cheap-booze-at-total-wine-fuels-pricing-fight

 

http://www.fox25boston.com/news/liquor-stores-suing-mass-for-the-right-to-offer-cheaper-alcohol/490170182

 

Latest Update:

 

http://natick.wickedlocal.com/news/20170208/judge-grants-motion-to-stay-suspensions-for-total-wine-amp-more

 

 

Events In Our Wine Room This Week 

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Valentine’s Tasting

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Our Valentines Gift Guide

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Time To Vote!

2017 Readers Choice Awards Ballots

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Week of January 16, 2017 through

week of February 15th 2017

Please Vote Us For Best Liquor Store

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Why Wine Matters

What really goes inside your wine?

How to Infuse Liquor with Weed

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 

Ultrasound Waves Turn Wine into Something Better

The scientists flowed distilled wine through American oak chips. As the wine seeped past the wooden chips, the researchers blasted it with ultrasound waves. The researchers found that after only three days of ultrasound treatment, they produced spirits that were similar to brandies aged for years.

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/02/03/ultrasound-waves-wine-brandy/#.WJXYxRiZOT8

 

Game of Thrones’ latest beer is called ‘Bend the Knee’

It’s called Bend the Knee Golden Ale, and its flavor is described as a mixture of “maltiness and citrus” with a “light sweetness,” dry finish, and “firm hop bitterness.”

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http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/03/game-of-thrones-beer-bend-the-knee/

A Beer Brewed With OREOs, Complete With Icing Chunks

Hornswoggler chocolate milk stout

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http://geekologie.com/2017/02/a-beer-brewed-with-oreos-complete-with-i.php

Does Shiraz wine come from Iran?

Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz – but is there a connection between the place and the wine of the same name now produced and drunk across the world?

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38771806

Baby Throwing Tantrum Until She Gets Her Red Wine Is All Of Us On Friday Night

OK, OK… she’s not actually a vino-drinkin’ baby, but judging by a video her father shared on Facebook, it sure looks like she’ll be a wine lover when she’s older.

http://elitedaily.com/social-news/baby-red-wine-all-of-us/1777438/

Volcanic wines may blow your mind

There are more wines grown in volcanic soils than you might imagine, Etna being the best known example.

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/02/wine-from-volcanic-regions-fiona-beckett

 

New bill in ME seeks to combat littering of mini liquor bottles

Love to see this in MA!!

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article130314819.html

 

Finally, A Toilet Paper Holder That Can Also Hold Beer And Wine

CRAZY Gadget!

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http://geekologie.com/2017/02/finally-a-toilet-paper-holder-that-can-a.php

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Champagne Bureau!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, more and more U.S. consumers are turning their attention to Rosé Champagne.

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http://www.champagne.fr/en/comite-champagne/bureaus/bureaus/united-states/news-detail?actu=42

 

Tasting: Dealing with a Dominant Aroma in the Glass

This is a common problem for students—even professionals; when something in the wine dominates to such an extent it becomes difficult to find anything else in the glass.

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http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/tasting-dealing-with-a-dominant-aroma-in-the-glass

A ‘Fifty Shades’ Cocktail? How Booze Is Becoming the New Popcorn at Movie Theaters

Forget popcorn and Milk Duds. Booze is the next step in cinemas’ fight against flagging attendance

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-fifty-shades-cocktail-how-booze-is-becoming-new-popcorn-at-movie-theaters-970726

 

Winemaker’s Red Wine Secret: Extended Maceration

Extended maceration is a red wine technique that has been around for some time, but it’s a winemaking trend that you’re likely to hear more about in coming years.

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http://winefolly.com/review/winemakers-red-wine-secret-extended-maceration/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8d63453eb7-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8d63453eb7-62472929&mc_cid=8d63453eb7&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The U.S. Wine Industry Focuses On A Sustainable Future

Through its Sustainable Winegrowing Program CSWA offers third-party certification that recognizes the adoption of and ensures improvement of sustainable grape and wine practices to include environmental stewardship, natural resource conservation and responsible business practices.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2017/02/01/the-u-s-wine-industry-focuses-on-a-sustainable-future/#292ecb187a60

 

Keep Your Beer Away From Light to Avoid That “Skunked” Flavor

If you leave a beer out, it can take on a gross, “skunked” taste. It’s not because of the temperature, though. It’s because your beer is absorbing extra light. Keep it away from the sun to make sure your beer stays fresh.

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http://lifehacker.com/keep-your-beer-away-from-light-to-avoid-that-skunked-1791862880

 

These New England beers were rated among the world’s 100 best

RateBeer just released its list of best beers in the world, and it’s good news for anyone who lives in Patriots territory. Of the 100 beers that made the list, which was released as a part of the annual RateBeer Best Beer Awards, 25 are produced in either Massachusetts, Vermont, or Maine.

Canton, MA   12/17/16  Trillium Brewery Company...for all zone piece on breweries....scenes here on an early Saturday afternoon, perpetual (or so it seemed) lines at both the taproom and retail counters, opposite ends of the building.  ( George Rizer for the Globe )  for  SOWK  reporter :  Elisabeth Townsend...HERE...FRIENDS Craig Southard,left, and Ian Morris enjoy a brew in the tap room....guys drove up from Connecticut....

https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2017/02/01/these-new-england-beers-were-rated-among-the-worlds-100-best

 

6 Facts About “Bio-Hacked” Wine

Wines are “so clean they crush calories, carbs and sulfites” and have higher antioxidant levels than…. Well, than whatever you’re drinking now.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/6-facts-about-bio-hacked-wine.html

 

Kosher wine popularity booms among non-kosher consumers, says Royal Wine Corp.

Kosher wine is a beverage trend that continues to grow in popularity, especially among mainstream consumers, because of its perceived higher-quality image due the exacting process the wine must go through to receive the kosher seal.

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Kosher-wine-grows-among-non-kosher-consumers-Royal-Wine-says?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

How much will Super Bowl viewers spend on wine, beer & spirits?

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Lady Gaga launching wine range

The ‘Born This Way’ singer’s company have filed paperwork to produce wine, wine coolers, wine cocktails and wine punches with the name Grigio Girls, TMZ reports.

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http://journalstar.com/people/lady-gaga-launching-wine-range/article_3d914504-fac9-579f-a4c9-cf477e79f47c.html

Beer is still America’s favorite alcoholic beverage

Beer is still the number one beverage of choice for Americans over the age of 21, data and measurement company Nielsen announced Friday. Four out of 10 regular drinkers prefer the frothy beverage over wine and liquor.

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http://www.ketv.com/article/beer-is-still-americas-favorite-alcoholic-beverage/8679018

 

How to Pair with Vegetarian Cuisine

The biggest—incorrect—assumption people make when it comes to beer pairing with food is that the dish needs to be carnivorous and heavy.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/craft-beer-101-how-to-pair-with-vegetarian-cuisine.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ab11692a8f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+4%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ab11692a8f-36686829

Wine & spirits consumption locations

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Wine War Hots Up With Canada

An ongoing trade dispute swirling around liquor sales in British Columbia reached new heights as the United States filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization last month, accusing the Canadian province of discriminating against American wine.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/02/wine-war-hots-up-with-canada

 

How to Infuse Liquor with Weed

Most experts agree that at this point in the weed-infusion process, you need to decarbolize the pot.

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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/cocktails-with-chronic-how-to-infuse-liquor-with-w.html

 

10 Key Trends For Italian Wines In U.S. Restaurants

What’s the future of international restaurants in the U.S. market? And how do Italian wines play a part?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2017/02/06/10-key-trends-for-italian-wines-in-u-s-restaurants/#58ed6f78300b

 

What Wines To Pair With Chocolate?

Here are many wine and chocolate pairings–along with why they work–so you can experiment and create your own.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/what-wines-to-pair-with-chocolate/

 

Australian wine exports continue to climb

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New Mezzacorona Sparkling

Italian wine group Mezzacorona has unveiled Mezza di Mezzacorona, a new sparkler targeted toward Millennial consumers. Sourced from Northeastern Italy’s Trentino region, Mezza di Mezzacorona is comprised of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco and 10% Müller-Thurgau and features an eye-catching label designed to appeal to social media users. The new entry, which will be available nationwide this spring, is positioned as a casual, everyday sparkler and retails at $15 a 750-ml. It will be handled in the U.S. by Prestige Wine Imports, a Mezzacorona subsidiary.

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Premium Boxed Wines Are Smoking Hot 3-liter category

Growing at 28%, while 5-liter value wines drop 2%

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https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=180132

Wine and Taxes: A Match Made In Heaven

With so many wines out there and so many taxes that pair well with them, how do we find the wine that fits us best and gives us the most bang for our buck?

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http://socialvignerons.com/2017/02/07/wine-and-taxes-a-match-made-in-heaven/

 

18 Washington Wines to Freak Out About

If you’ve been lucky enough to sip on the more nationally recognized labels like Hedges CMS, Ste. Michelle, or the wines from the Charles Smith dynasty, then you’ve had a nice little introduction to Washington wine. It’s time to go deeper.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/18-washington-wines-to-freak-out-about/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b62f24cf36-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b62f24cf36-62472929&mc_cid=b62f24cf36&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Ice Wine, You’re So Fine

Welcome to the wonderful world of ice wine, one of the sweetest mistakes nature has ever made.

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http://winefolly.com/review/ice-wine-youre-so-fine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b62f24cf36-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b62f24cf36-62472929&mc_cid=b62f24cf36&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Dolcetto: Italy’s Overshadowed, Underestimated Wine

Dolcetto has long been in the shadow of Piedmont’s much more famous Nebbiolo grape. But for wine lovers, that’s good news: Top Dolcettos are among the best bargains around

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/dolcetto-italys-overshadowed-underestimated-wine-1486569844

 

What really goes inside your wine?

With the majority of wine containing sulphites and additives, meet the people fighting this by promoting ‘natural wines’

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-whats-inside-it-ingredients-sulphites-additives-health-a7568046.html

 

THE BEST WINES TO DRINK IF YOU’RE TRYING TO BE HEALTHY

While a 5oz glass of wine can top out at around 270 calories, there are plenty that fall around the 100-calorie mark.

The best wine styles to drink when you’re looking for something lighter.

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-many-calories-in-wine-healthy-types

 

5 things you didn’t know about Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon has been around since 1890 and it’s still going strong. Every so often, it seems to get rediscovered by a new generation, and it’s currently the beer of choice among hipsters, a coveted market we’re sure Bud wouldn’t mind breaking into.

It’s always good to know a little something about the beer you’re drinking, so here are five interesting facts about PBR.

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http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/02/08/5-things-didnt-know-about-pabst-blue-ribbon.html

 

Italian Wine Looks Beyond Chianti

Looking enviously across the border at France, Italy has just launched a $21 million government-financed campaign to get Americans to buy more expensive Italian wines. The Italians want you to buy something other than Chianti and Prosecco.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/02/italian-wine-looks-beyond-chianti?h=3

 

Sticky ingredient beers

Stuck in a rut with your regular beer choices? Glue yourself to these bottles, all made with ooey-gooey ingredients.

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http://draftmag.com/trending-sticky-ingredient-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=5dcd0d3ffe-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+9%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-5dcd0d3ffe-36686829

 

Why Wine Matters

As the expression of a specific country or region, wine celebrates local heritage as part of a diverse global whole. This is what we mean when we refer to the “world of wine.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/why-wine-matters/

 

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American Wine Specialist Program

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Franklin Liquors ( www.franklinliquors.com )along with Vinitas Wineworks ( http://vinitaswineworks.com )and Wine Empire ( http://www.mywineempire.com ) are proud to host the North American Sommelier Association for an American Wine Specialist (AWS) Class.

 

The AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® covers each of the 50 American states. Classic wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma will be covered, in addition to all other California American Viticultural Areas.   Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Washington’s Columbia Valley – both home tosignificant investment by Old World wine families – will be explored at length.  We will study the rapidly upcoming regions of New York’s Finger Lakes,  Texas Hill Country, and Virginia’s Piedmont.  We will also taste a number of native and hybrid varieties from all over the country…this will be an enlightening experience with depth of information and diversity of American wines.

The course consists of 24 hours (4 full days) of class time and tasting, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the official AMERICAN WINE SPECIALIST® certification and pin, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and recognized internationally by the Worldwide Sommelier Association (www.worldwidesommelier.com).

WHEN: 2017 MAR 25th, 26th, APR 1st & 2nd  – 9:00AM to 4:00pm (with break)

Exam: 2017 MAY 7th (9:00am – 1 hour)

WHERE: Franklin Liquors – 363 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Cost $650

Details And Sign Up Here:

https://www.nasommelier.com/american-wine-specialist-aws

Franklin Liquors Class At The Creative Sewing Studio

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

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

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

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

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

 

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2017 French Wine Scholar Program

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

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

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

Date: 9 Tuesdays: February 28 – November May 30; Review May 16; Exam date: May 30, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA

Tuition: $999

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

February 16th 

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

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Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2099

 

March 9th French wines

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Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2098

 

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