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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-30-18

April 30, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-30-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Case of Wine

THC-INFUSED BEER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

WHAT IS STREGA?

 

AND MORE!

 

Using CRISPR on Grapes

New technologies like gene editing hold promise for improving the fruit’s resistance to disease

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/using-crispr-on-grapes/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62141596&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_y9OgaJrV-XcGXR5NdsDPyDcMlWPd5pNWO-c3BnWY0VMAGzrM-uJ86ID8XT4nTucLHMzgFB9qs596veP2eL1K6nvlptNhTJVA5J8kM_Mcg22heJW8&_hsmi=62141271

 

 

THE INTERNET SALES TAX SUPREME COURT CASE IS HUGE, BUT WON’T IMPACT WINERIES MUCH

The requirement to remit sales tax typically comes as a prerequisite to obtaining a license from the state Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency for the purpose of shipping wine directly to consumers

http://www.compli-beverage.com/blog/the-internet-sales-tax-case-is-huge-but-wont-impact-wineries-much/

 

Why Are Wine Bottles Different Shapes? Ask The Expert!

Have you ever wondered why some wines, like Pinot Noir, come in different shaped bottles?

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/why-are-wine-bottles-different-shapes

 

Researching using dairy by-products to make beer

Cornell researchers are looking into ways to make beer out of a dairy by-product.

http://cnycentral.com/news/local/researching-using-dairy-by-products-to-make-beer

 

French court rejects plea from luxury wine label to stop cheap blends being sold under ‘Petrus’ name

After a seven-year legal battle, the Bordeaux appeals court has ruled that the makers of a cheap, blended wine that sells for less than £10 a bottle can continue to use the name ‘Petrus’.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/14/french-court-rejects-plea-luxury-wine-label-stop-cheap-blends/

 

Wine from French oak or American oak – what a difference a barrel can make

More than just containers for fermenting or ageing, the right barrel can add depth and character to a wine

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2141604/wine-french-oak-or-american-oak-what-difference

 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ABSOLUT VODKA

Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself.

https://vinepair.com/articles/absolut-vodka-sweden/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ddea6bf9bf-April_16_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ddea6bf9bf-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-ddea6bf9bf-38937345&mc_cid=ddea6bf9bf&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

Pay-to-Play Schemes Keep TTB Busy

These infractions, he adds, can “include on-premise and off-premise retailers. The preferred shelf space at an off-premise retailer may be the space near the check-out counter or the eye-level on the aisle shelves …. For an on-premise retailer, it could be the draft beer taphead, the well product or, again, some shelf or display space that traditionally captures the eye of the consumer who may then order that brand.”

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/04/pay-to-play-schemes-keep-ttb-busy

 

Why comparing wine-quality scores might make no sense

There is no mathematical meaning to comparing wine-quality scores between different critics.

https://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/04/why-comparing-wine-quality-scores-might.html

 

How wine became former UW star Damon Huard’s latest touchdown

Huard’s venture is known as Passing Time. The winery’s name came from South Florida resident Claire Marino. Her husband is one of Huard’s business partners. You might know him as Dan Marino.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/sports/college/pac-12/university-of-washington/article208859029.html

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

Let’s assume that you are dedicated to drinking wine. It’s your go-to, your default, your everlasting love. Wine is part of your life, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

With that assumption in mind, let’s consider a handful of questions to find out not how much you love drinking wine, but how “good” you are at it. And if simple concepts like “good” and “bad” are too aggressive, replace “How good are you?” with “How much do you care?”

http://www.sacbee.com/news/news-services/article208982179.html

 

 

Back label wine descriptions: What the jumble and winespeak on the back label really means

In fact, back label wine descriptions may be more annoying, since their job is to help sell the wine. Who wants to buy a wine where the back label promises something that isn’t there?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/back-label-wine-descriptions-what-the-jumble-and-winespeak-on-the-back-label-really-means/

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Do You Order the Second-Cheapest Wine?

Help us investigate a popular ordering strategy.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/second-cheapest-wine-investigation

French Wine Study Finds Wine Lovers Can Taste Pesticides in Wine

Can you taste pesticides in wine? That’s the topic French scientist and researcher Seralini set out to explore in a country wide study of wines from popular French wine regions (and one Italian wine region).

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2018/04/french-wine-study-finds-wine-lovers-can.html

THESE CHEESES ARE MADE WITH ALCOHOL

You know that old saying, “have your champagne and eat it, too?” No? Well, get familiar with it, because we have a groundbreaking round up of cheeses that are made with booze, inspired by a certain pink Prosecco cheese that you’ve probably seen all over the Internet.


https://www.thebacklabel.com/these-cheeses-are-made-with-alcohol-and-you-need-to-try-them-right-now/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-4-17-18&mc_cid=cc17980a1c&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtZ1Kq2ZM9c

Sony Sues Brewer Over “Breaking Bud” Beer

The studio claims Knee Deep Brewing is infringing on its ‘Breaking Bad’ trademarks.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-sues-brewer-breaking-bud-beer-1103620

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Wine

The natural wine movement gains in popularity by the day, but what really makes a wine natural? With shifting definitions and no official standards, confusion can abound. We take a deep look at all things “natty wine” for your complete guide to this exciting category.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/17/natural-wine-guide/

 

Survey at 2018 Vinitaly shows booming trends in organic wine consumption

Italian consumers were developing a strong taste for organic wine, a research unveiled at the Vinitaly wine fair here in Verona showed.

In the first two months of 2018, sales of organic wine reached 21.6 million euros (26.6 million U.S. dollars) in terms of value in the country’s large retails chain only, according to the research.

The figure marked an 88 percent increase compared to the same period of 2017 (while non-organic wine sales overall grew by 3 percent in value).

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/18/c_137118435.htm

 

Why Did Jesus Make So Much Wine?

Jesus was at a wedding, and the hosts ran out of wine. After some discussion with his mother, Mary, Jesus astonishes everyone by turning the purification water into wine.

The question I want to consider is, Why did Jesus make so much wine?

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/jesus-make-much-wine/

 

Wine trends through the years: The trendiest styles from the past six decades

Tasting glasses at the ready, here’s a look back at some of the biggest wine trends from the swinging Sixties to present day…

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/wine-trends-through-the-years-the-trendiest-styles-from-the-past-six-decades-837903.html

 

The Problems With Wine Scores

Scores between wine critics cannot be compared except in the rare case in which two critics use the same objective scoring scheme

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/04/18/the-problems-with-wine-scores-episode-489/

 

Champagne Shipments to U.S. Increase for Fifth Consecutive Year

In 2017, 23,096,645 bottles of Champagne were shipped to the United States in 2017, an increase of 5.9 percent from 2016.

https://www.champagne.fr/en/comite-champagne/bureaus/bureaus/united-states/news-detail?actu=97

 

Discover the new educational film presenting terroir, vine-training, wine-making, tasting of Champagne

https://youtu.be/uS0wx6Dl838

 

 

7 Beer Pool Floats You Need In Your Life For A Pitcher-Perfect Summer

Ditch the lounge chair and float into the weekend on a beer-inspired pool floaty.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/7-beer-pool-floats-you-need-in-your-life-for-a-pitcher-perfect-summer-8848635

 

How to Plan Wine for Your Wedding

Wedding planning is hard work. Drinking wine shouldn’t be. We talk to an expert on how to best navigate wine for your wedding, from selections to budget and day-of logistics. Here’s your guide to creating the perfect day.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/wedding-wine-planning/

 

 

Have High Acid Wines Finally Burned Out?

There was a time when the single most popular phrase among a certain subset of wine drinkers was “high-acid.” Exhausted from the uber-ripe, fruity, and boozy juice of the previous era, many sommeliers and wine professionals began extolling the virtues of high acidity in the mid-2000s.

https://vinepair.com/articles/high-acid-wine-trend/

 

Decanting a bottle of house wine serves no purpose and other dining tips

There are some things every server, bartender or restaurant manager want the public to know.

http://www.themonitor.com/life/vidafood/article_346a1bdc-430a-11e8-9178-5771570d367b.html

 

Dive into the World of Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Whether you enjoy white, red, sparkling, rosé or all of the above, here are some organic and biodynamic bottles to introduce you to this booming wine category.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/organic-biodynamic-wines/

 

Why you should ignore the stigma around ordering the cheapest red or white and enjoy a glass of house wine

Snobby wait staff can make it easy to forget that buying fermented grape juice is supposed to be a business transaction, one no different from dropping your shirts off at the dry cleaners or having your teeth cleaned at the dentist

 

http://nationalpost.com/life/food/why-you-should-ignore-the-stigma-around-ordering-the-cheapest-red-or-white-on-the-menu-and-enjoy-a-glass-of-house-wine

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to launch Tequila

If Johnson joins the Tequila bandwagon, he will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos brand – which was sold to Diageo for US$1bn last year – and Justin Timberlake’s Sauza 901 brand – which Beam Suntory has had a minority stake in since 2014.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-to-launch-tequila/

 

MOËT & CHANDON: CHAMPAGNE PAIRS BEST WITH FRENCH FRIES

Adding to a growing list of ‘low-brow’ food such as popcorn and fish and chips, French fries are yet another pairing perfect for Champagne according to Moët & Chandon, in line with the principle that Champagne’s zesty acidity cuts through the saltiness and fat of junk food.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/moet-chandon-champagne-pairs-best-with-french-fries/

 

Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet

Here are a couple of simplified charts of popular wines listed from dry to sweet.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-listed-dry-sweet/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=964e7cffc8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-964e7cffc8-62472929&mc_cid=964e7cffc8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

In this article, the aim is to simplify some of that “what if,” discerned through tireless (and totally selfless) tasting of wines alongside some of the more interesting styles of sushi.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-wine-sushi-try-one/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=964e7cffc8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-964e7cffc8-62472929&mc_cid=964e7cffc8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Budweiser parent absolved of pay-to-play charge in Mass.

In a case closely watched by the US beer industry, Massachusetts alcohol officials have determined that a local beer wholesaler owned by Anheuser-Busch is not liable under state anti-pay-to-play rules for giving away nearly $1 million in equipment to beer retailers.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/04/18/budweiser-parent-absolved-pay-play-charge-mass/3IScLwfDG5wOXUlX2r9OJL/story.html

 

Tasting note dilemmas

Jane Anson considers the mechanics of putting together a tasting note, and what factors she believes are worth considering.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/anson-tasting-note-dilemmas-388684/#VVMw6DrB025isrZ3.99

THC-INFUSED BEER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

What if we told you that it’s possible to enjoy the taste of a cold beer and the pleasant feel of solid buzz without the hangover? It sounds like an impossible dream, right? Well, that dream will soon be a reality for the people of Colorado.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/thc-infused-beer/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-19-18&mc_cid=f6c1f96478&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wts0xa2ZN8c

AUSTRALIAN WINERY HALTS KANGAROO CULL AFTER BACKLASH

An Australian winery has cancelled its planned kangaroo cull after facing heavy criticism from animal rights advocates on social media.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/australian-winery-halts-kangaroo-cull-after-backlash/

 

Exploring Rosé Winemaking Techniques

Wine professionals from Provence to Chile discuss the varying production methods for pink wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/exploring-rose-winemaking-techniques/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62245058&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9on9wzmA7RwXHnGOgQb4W1-SBP8TP_4g4zW8aaMRu8PMlUeABzLCTXAixpqHSjXlL27E9V7DOQLd9drMtPXik0DZKtRoxBccLlleaUlCGNHFdoc50&_hsmi=62244964

 

Anheuser-Busch Hopes Multi-Packs Will Stoke Growth of High End Brands

Felipe Szpigel, president of A-B’s High End, told Brewbound that more of his division’s craft breweries will be releasing 15- and 18-packs in the next couple of months.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-hopes-multi-packs-will-stoke-growth-high-end-brands?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b5becec34e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b5becec34e-36686829

 

How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

The Prisoner, the ridiculously popular California red blend with the shackled inmate on the bottle.

https://vinepair.com/articles/prisoner-wine-red-blend-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bfc2cf63a2-Aprl_21_2018BOS&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bfc2cf63a2-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-bfc2cf63a2-38937345&mc_cid=bfc2cf63a2&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Do Wine Consumer Preferences Change Over Time?

New Research Study Provides Some Answers

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=198045

 

Wine Enthusiast Podcast: Red, White and Green

Raise a glass to Mother Earth on this episode of the Wine Enthusiast podcast, when we dive into environmentally-friendly winemaking techniques, the farm-to-table movement and an in-depth look at the natural wine trend.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/18/s3e8/

 

What’s wrong with rosé wines, and why you should never pay more than $25 for a bottle

As we enter pink wine season, we find ourselves in a category run amok. Demand is as riotous as a Black Friday toy sale at Walmart, and a towering tsunami of pink mediocrity has flooded the market to meet it. Rosé has not just jumped the shark, it’s jumped the whale next to the shark and the cruise ship bearing down on the whale.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-dr-away-with-rose-wine-20180421-story.html

 

Making Sense of Mendocino

Mendocino is a county with two faces. One face, the softer side, is well known. This is the coastal half that contains Anderson Valley, where delicate Pinot Noir and exceptional sparkling wines are enjoying increasing, and deserving, renown. The other face of Mendocino resides further east, in the cache of old vines that sprawl across the Redwood Valley appellation and surround the towns of Ukiah, Talmage, and Hopland.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/mendocino-county

 

Rules for Trade Tasting Events

Such an occasion is not the best at which to make a serious evaluation of a wine; the portions are tiny, the crush of people can be terrific, and sometimes the sheer number of wines to be tried is overwhelming.

http://biggerthanyourhead.net/2018/04/19/rules-for-trade-tasting-events/

 

Red Champagne, France’s Best Kept Secret

Coteaux Champenois rouge is an intriguing wine that history almost left behind. But this red from the Champagne region of France is staging a comeback. Here’s what you should know.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/19/red-champagne/

 

What Is A Wine Hostel? These Low-Budget Accommodations Will Make Your Next Trip Posh As Heck

If you’re planning your next vacation on the cheap, you might choose to stay in a hostel to save your money for more important things, like wine. Well, someone had the genius idea of combining these two things.

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-a-wine-hostel-these-low-budget-accommodations-will-make-your-next-trip-posh-as-heck-8853269

 

Winemakers cashing in on vegan-friendly ‘revolution’

Australian winemakers who once hid the fact their wines were vegan-friendly are now proudly displaying their credentials on bottle labels because in today’s market, being a more naturally made product is something to advertise.

But wine is just grapes, right? Not exactly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-21/vegan-wine-exports-china-surge-with-demand-for-natural-products/9653362

 

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Case of Wine

Wine lovers buy bottles of wine. Wine fanatics buy cases.

Learn how much is in a case of wine, what it should cost, and how to put together a great mixed case.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/case-of-wine-guide/

 

WHAT IS STREGA?

An Italian liqueur that’s a veritable witches’ brew of herbs and spices which speak to the complexity of this gently sweet elixir: Strega.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-strega/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-4-22-18&mc_cid=4ccb7e0a0b&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtzhCa2ZOSM

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 04-23-18

April 23, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

04-23-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

Why don’t Americans drink wine with lunch?

IF YOU DRINK TEQUILA WITH SALT AND LIME, YOU DON’T LIKE TEQUILA

Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange

 

AND MORE!

 

Wine & PB&J

Wine. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Could two things be more at odds?

https://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/wine-pbj

  

MillerCoors Releases Henry’s Hard Sparkling in Slim Cans

Just in time for spring, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water is now available in new 12-ounce slim cans at retailers nationwide. With only 88 calories and no sugar per 12-ounces, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water has the lowest calories and sugar amongst the largest players in the category.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/millercoors-releases-henrys-hard-sparkling-slim-cans?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ffe1eeb256-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ffe1eeb256-36686829

 

Winemakers Love April Showers…. but Only Before May Flowers

The real danger for Northern California vineyards, however, lies not with flooding (so far) but with the frost that comes when the warm storm front moves through and is replaced by clear, cold nights.

http://www.girlandthegrape.com/uncategorized/winemakers-love-april-showers-may-flowers/

 

Who judges the wine judges? And how can we increase judge diversity?

What makes a good judge?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/who-judges-the-wine-judges-and-how-can-we-increase-judge-diversity

 

Emerging American Wine Regions

Ask someone 20 years ago about American wine, and your answer likely would have highlighted California wines. Ask the same question 10 years ago, and you may have seen a few nods to Washington and Oregon as well. But today, American wine has started to take on a different shape.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/jessica-dupuy/posts/emerging-american-wine-regions

 

Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange

The orangey creation will be joining Bud Light Lime as a citrusy riff off Bud Light, America’s best-selling beer.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/04/08/anheuser-busch-debuts-summery-new-bud-light-orange.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=70180c6d31-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-70180c6d31-36686829

 

Red wine is the number one alcoholic drink that is bad for your skin

This is not what we wanted to hear…

https://www.rsvplive.ie/life/food/red-wine-bad-skin-alcohol-12325758

 

Three-tier system failure: A tale of three wines

Three quality cheap wines readers aren’t able to buy, thanks to three-tier system failure

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/three-tier-system-failure-a-tale-of-three-wines/

 

Top 3 Ways to Make Your Wine Labels Stand Out From the Crowd

As wine label producers for over 18 years, we are asked daily by our clients what they should do to improve their labels – to help their brand stand out from the crowd and ultimately sell more wine. Many of the wineries for whom we produce labels have realized that attractive labels have maximized their impact and are well worth the time and investment.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/vintage-99-label.html#whatsnew

 

Spain beats Italy, France as world’s biggest wine exporter

This puts the country ahead of its main competitors Italy (21 million hectolitres) and France (15 million hectolitres).

http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/09/spain-2017-s-biggest-wine-exporter-beating-both-italy-and-france

 

How the wine biz breaks a social taboo with the art of spitting

IT’S one of the most anti-social acts of all. Spitting.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/thesourcesa/how-the-wine-biz-breaks-a-social-taboo-with-the-art-of-spitting/news-story/d44bc3f98e029e54e793270a4aa23dd5

 

The craft beer industry’s buzz is wearing off

Has craft beer peaked? In one sign that the industry has grown less frothy, more craft breweries closed in 2017 than any time in the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/04/10/the-craft-beer-industrys-buzz-is-wearing-off/?utm_term=.fd83e0d568ad

 

Science Gives Sake a Modern Upgrade

Centrifuge physics are being used to update traditional sake brewing methods. But is this technological twist just a gimmick, or could it be the future of this classic Japanese drink?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/09/centrifuge-sake-science/

WHY IS CHUCK ONLY TWO BUCKS?

To really get to the bottom of this mystery, it’s important to take a look at how this brand of juice is made.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/why-is-chuck-only-two-bucks/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-4-10-18&mc_cid=0fae1e402f&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Ws0MGq2ZOSM

Danica Patrick Readies for Next Chapter as a Wine Entrepreneur

Somnium, her vineyard on Howell Mountain

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/10/danica-patrick-next-wine-entrepreneur

Benzinger Family Winery Releases New Tier of Organically Farmed Reserve Wines

Benziger Organic Reserve Wine tier, a selection of wines made with grapes from organically farmed vineyards in premiere California appellations.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/10/benzinger-new-organically-farmed-wines

Move over Bordeaux: Could Brittany soon rule France’s wine map?

Brittany, the region of northwestern France, is renowned for its beaches, seagulls and delicious seafood – but one of the last things you’d associate with the area is local wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180410/move-over-bordeaux-climate-change-brings-back-brittany-wine

How to Make Weed Wine

Weed wine, however, is easy to make—while remaining delicious and potent.

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/199311/how-to-make-weed-wine/

 

Three Olives debuts rosé-flavored vodka

Proximo Spirits has extended its Three Olives Vodka range with the launch of a rosé-flavored expression.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/three-olives-debuts-rose-flavoured-vodka/

INJECTABLE BIO CHIP CREATED TO MONITOR ALCOHOL USE

The chip has been developed by engineers at the San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, and can be implanted just under the surface of the skin and is powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/injectable-bio-chip-created-to-monitor-alcohol-use/

Prosecco DOC Announces the First Ever “National Prosecco Week”

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever National Prosecco Week, beginning Monday, June 11th.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=197733

 

50 Fastest Growing U.S. Craft Brewers

Milford, Massachusetts’s CraftRoots Brewing, LLC topped the inaugural list of fastest growing brewers between 2016 and 2017. The taproom and brewery, located about an hour southwest of Boston, has a deep focus on community and locally-sourced ingredients.

https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/50-fastest-growing-u-s-craft-brewers?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=66436f1cd8-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-66436f1cd8-36686829

 

Port 2016 vintage ‘likely’ to be widely declared
‘2016 is likely to be only the fourth fully declared vintage since 2000 and the first since the well received 2011s,
http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/port-2016-vintage-likely-widely-declared-388433/

Prosecco Wars: should the Aussies be able to use the name?

But the story is more nuanced than that, and the Australians have a strong case. When the grape came to Australia, its name was Prosecco

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/australia/prosecco-wars-should-the-aussies-be-able-to-use-the-name

Alcoholic beverage machines bill clears Connecticut House

A bill allowing consumers to purchase glasses of wine, beer and hard cider from a machine has again cleared the Connecticut House of Representatives.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article208474569.html

The vocabulary of scent

Uniquely, our scent perception is filtered through the emotional centre of our brains, bypassing rational interpretation for the instinctual hub: the hypothalamus. That’s why we have such an emotional response to a stranger wearing our mother’s perfume; and why smells are so hard to separate from these innate emotional responses.

https://www.celiadrinks.com/home/the-vocabulary-of-scent

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir

The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

https://troymedia.com/2018/04/10/cognac-terroir-grande-champagne/

 

How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The Wine Industry

Making roads safer is only part of the picture of what can be done with AI for the wine business. The marketing support they will able to provide wineries with, eventually, is going to be mind blowing

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/04/11/self-driving-cars-are-coming/#7a2622ad31a2

 

 

Woodford Reserve unveils silver and gold Julep cups

Kentucky Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve has unveiled two limited-edition Mint Julep cups, one made from sterling silver and another plated with 24 karat gold.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/04/woodford-reserve-unveils-silver-and-gold-julep-cups/

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY UNVEILS WILD TURKEY BOURBON

Actor Matthew McConaughey has taken his role as creative director of Wild Turkey a step further, announcing the launch of his own signature bourbon made under the guidance of master distiller Eddie Russell.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/matthew-mcconaughey-unveils-wild-turkey-bourbon/

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIOJA’S NEW RULES

Rioja has launched a new global marketing campaign to highlight a series of changes to the region’s quality tiers and regulations – but what’s different, and why?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-riojas-new-rules/

Cold Brew & Wine Had A Beverage Baby & Here’s What It Tastes Like

Last month, Apothic Wine announced it was getting in on the coolest trend in coffee — yes, you read that correctly. Just in time for summer, the wine brand introduced a limited release red wine which is infused with cold brew. The wine, which is called Apothic Brew, is now beginning to show up on store shelves and we got to try it.

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https://www.refinery29.com/2018/04/196076/apothic-cold-brew-coffee-red-wine-review?bucketed=true&bucketing_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

 

IF YOU DRINK TEQUILA WITH SALT AND LIME, YOU DON’T LIKE TEQUILA

Tequila, despite being one of the most popular spirits in the world, is also among the most misunderstood.

https://vinepair.com/articles/never-salt-lime-tequila/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4d4d20681-April_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&mc_cid=d4d4d20681&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Superstar Somm Shares Five Expert Tips for Pairing Wine With Chinese Food

Most Americans are under the misconception that Chinese fare is not especially wine-friendly.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-chinese-food-wine-pairing/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d4d4d20681-April_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-d4d4d20681-38937345&mc_cid=d4d4d20681&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Introduction to Soil Types and Wine

Here are two very common questions when it comes to soil types and wine:

http://winefolly.com/review/introduction-soil-types-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2d3320d039-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2d3320d039-62472929&mc_cid=2d3320d039&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The Pagan Origins of Toasting (Really?)

You mean to tell me that toasting (a highlight of wedding celebrations) is pagan?

Pre-Christian yes, but calling it pagan seems a bit heathen.

Here’s a brief history of the tradition of toasting.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pagan-origins-of-toasting/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2d3320d039-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2d3320d039-62472929&mc_cid=2d3320d039&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

In 2017, overall exports of wine from the region rose 21% in value on volumes up 24% compared to the previous year, second only to Provence and SW France, according to the latest data released by BusinessFrance.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23362/Beaujolais_exports_boom_boosted_by_entry-level__.html

How to identify common wine taints and Amorim trying to help

One source of the contamination can be the cork, TCA deriving from a natural mould that thrives in the cork tree’s bark. But most TCA taint comes from other sources pre-bottling and a cork can actually prevent airborne contamination, or so it is claimed.

http://www.the-buyer.net/people/producer/most-common-wine-taints-amorim/

 

KALE VODKA IS HERE TO MAKE YOU FEEL HEALTHY

Calling anyone who religiously follows Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP or only eats non-GMO, organic, gluten-free, no-sugar-added food: superfood inspired vodka has arrived.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/kale-vodka-is-here-to-make-you-feel-healthy-af/?utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-12-18&mc_cid=020f6889d0&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtH16a2ZN8c

ARE YOU A SUPERTASTER?

Supertasters live in a world where food and drink are felt more intensely than their average taster and non-taster counterparts

https://www.thebacklabel.com/are-you-a-supertaster/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-12-18&mc_cid=020f6889d0&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WtH2Yq2ZN8c

California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle

It’s slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/04/california-cabernet-too-hot-to-handle

 

Three Reasons Wine Could Be Hurt by Marijuana Legalization

Adult-use marijuana is now legal in nine states, and Canada looks to legalize by the end of the summer. Should the alcoholic beverages sector be worried, and if so, which category is most vulnerable to the rise in marijuana use that comes with legalization?

https://research.rabobank.com/far/en/sectors/beverages/Three-Reasons-Wine-Could-Be-Hurt-by-Marijuana-Legalization.html?utm_source=%20%20&utm_medium=Email&utm_region=&utm_sector=beverages

 

NEW STUDY SAYS DRINKING EVERY DAY CAN TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE, AND THE DRINKS INDUSTRY IS FURIOUS

Industry leaders have hit out at new research which claims that drinking an extra glass of wine every day can take years off your life.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/new-study-says-drinking-every-day-can-take-years-off-your-life-and-the-drinks-industry-is-furious/

WINE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS TAKES USA BY STORM

The product hails from Fetzer Vineyards ­– a business owned since 2011 by Chile’s Concha y Toro – and has enjoyed phenomenal growth from 5,000 cases in 2014 to 120,000 cases of annual sales in the past 12 months, according to Fetzer winemaking director, Bob Blue.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/wine-aged-in-bourbon-barrels-takes-usa-by-storm/

WINERY RELEASES SAUVIGNON BLANC AGED IN EX-TEQUILA BARRELS

A Napa winery has released a Sauvignon Blanc aged in ex-Tequila barrels, in an effort to “challenge the norm of traditional winemaking” while drawing on the increasing popularity of the agave-based spirit.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/winery-releases-sauvignon-blanc-aged-in-ex-tequila-barrels/

E&J GALLO SIGNS NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL IN MAINLAND CHINA

Californian wine giant E&J Gallo has signed a new regional distribution deal with Chinese company Eternal Asia, following its break with Nanpuearlier last year, ambitious to turn its entry-level Carlo Rossi brand into the No. 1 imported wine in the mainland market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/04/ej-gallo-signs-new-distribution-deal-in-mainland-china/

In Drought-Stricken Central California, Harvard Hopes to Turn Water Into Wine

Harvard owns 7,500 acres of vineyards in Cuyama Valley, California. Water scarcity threatens the future of agriculture in the region.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/13/water-harvard-vineyards/

Why don’t Americans drink wine with lunch?

Even when we dine in restaurants with kitchens that turn out carefully prepared, sophisticated food that begs for wine accompaniment, we don’t drink wine at lunch, for the most part. We say, “I’m fine with just water,” or we upgrade to sparkling water or some other nonalcoholic beverage. We do this partly because returning to the office with boozy breath is taboo in our work-worshipping culture.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-drinking-wine-at-lunch-0413-story.html

 

 

Flax bottle seeks to offer eco-friendly alternative for wine, beer and spirits

A bottle made from flax fibres could provide a lightweight, biodegradable alternative to traditional glass wine spirit and beer bottles: according to the French company that will put the first flax-based bottle on the market this year.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/04/13/Flax-bottle-seeks-to-offer-eco-friendly-alternative-for-wine-beer-and-spirits

 

Why old vines?

We often hear the expression “Old Vine” and see it printed primarily on Zinfandel labels, but has anyone defined what that means?

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/allen-balik-the-wine-exchange-why-old-vines/article_d02b22ec-7f39-57aa-be43-981f1e872d7c.html

 

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April 16, 2018

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Nonprofit Finds Trace Amounts of Arsenic in Popular Beer, Wine Brands

The culprit? Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

https://www.geek.com/culture/nonprofit-finds-trace-amounts-of-arsenic-in-popular-beer-wine-brands-1735555/

 

Searching for Chocolate in Wine

Why do some wines taste or smell of chocolate?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/03/searching-for-chocolate-in-wine

 

Anheuser-Busch Recalls Certain Stella Artois Bottles in US and Canada

In a press release, A-B, the world’s largest beer manufacturer, said a packaging flaw in some 11.2 oz. bottles manufactured by an unnamed European third-party vendor “may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.”

https://www.brewbound.com/news/anheuser-busch-recalls-certain-stella-artois-bottles-us-canada?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=a71eabc236-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-a71eabc236-36686829

 

Bacardi Targets Cognac, Whisky Drinkers With Premium Portfolio Revamp

Bacardi is looking to bring more consumers into the high-end rum category with a major revamp of its upscale range. The rum giant has added two new premium offerings—Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez—to the portfolio of its flagship brand. According to Bacardi, the move is expected to tap nascent trading-up trends within the U.S. rum category, which, thus far, has premiumized at a far slower pace than other spirits segments like Tequila and whisk(e)y.

“It’s no secret that rum has been on the decline for the past 10 years. But where we’re seeing growth is within the premium side of the category,” says Bacardi vice president Ned Duggan. “There’s massive opportunity, as rum is the final spirits category whose volume remains predominantly within the standard segment. Only 15% of the value of the rum category is at the premium-plus level.”

The newly launched Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and Gran Reserva Diez retail at $20 and $40 a 750-ml., respectively. They join Bacardi’s existing Gran Reserva Limitada ($100) and Reserva Ocho ($30) labels, with the latter also receiving a packaging update as part of the portfolio refresh. Reserva Ocho has a current U.S. volume of roughly 30,000 cases, while Gran Reserva Limitada sells between 500 to 1,000 cases annually. The revamped portfolio will be targeted toward existing spirits consumers in the 25- to 34-year-old age range, with a focus on metropolitan areas and people who already consume Cognac and whiskies.

 

 

Meet the Beer Perfect for Wine Drinkers

American craft breweries are putting a tart twist on classic German-style ales, making fruit-forward, low-alcohol beers perfect for wine drinkers looking to try something different.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/02/fruited-german-style-ales-wine-drinkers-beer/

 

Women, especially millennials, are driving wine trends

“We do know from our research that 60 percent of wine consumers are women, so of course, women are very important to the wine industry and for reasons beyond those percentages,” said Jennifer Jo Wiseman, vice president of E&J Gallo Winery. “One reason is because women frequently connect to one another and gathering around food with family and friends.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-women-who-wine-0410-story.html

 

What Is Natural Wine…and Why Should You Drink It?

Perhaps you heard the phrase “natural wine” ten years ago, and it referred to a wine bottled without sulfites. And then you tried said wine and experienced something so funky it was off-putting — or, worse yet, bad — because so-called sulfite-free wines, when made poorly, tend to turn quickly, since sulfur acts as a preservative. This is why, when sommeliers tell us they serve natural wines exclusively, they often feel compelled to immediately follow up with this defensive caveat: “But I’d never serve you bad wine.”

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/what-is-natural-wineand-why-should-you-drink-it-10148062

 

MARYSE CHEVRIERE ON ILLUSTRATING WINE TASTING NOTES

When wine is described as “hedonistic,” “funky” or “tightly wound,” what do you picture? How would you illustrate “freshly baked bread and sweaty latex gloves morphing to heavenly petrichor and black thick bosomy cherry laced in a spearmint bodice?”

https://www.winemag.com/maryse-chevriere-wine-notes/

 

FORGET BEER, IRELAND IS ALSO WINE COUNTRY

European wine aficionados traditionally think of France, Italy or Spain when it comes to quality vino.

However, Ireland has had a wine culture that dates back 16 centuries.

Like many countries, the Irish involvement with wine started with monks. Monasteries needed wine for mass and monks made it. So in the 5th century a Cistercian monastery in County Kilkenny started a vineyard.

Ireland is now home to five vineyards in counties including Dublin, Waterford and Cork.

 

Jim Beam And Bud Partner

Jim Beam and Budweiser have collaborated on a new cross-merchandising campaign and limited-edition beer. Inspired by the “beer and a Bourbon shot,” occasion, the joint marketing push pairs the two brands together at on- and off-premise venues across the U.S., effective immediately. Additionally, Budweiser brewmasters and Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe are set to debut Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager this September. The limited release brew—made with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves—will honor the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER POUR YOUR OWN SAKE

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sake-serving-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=017ed329ca-April_03_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-017ed329ca-38937345&mc_cid=017ed329ca&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Heineken to Release 18-Bottle CoolerPack This Summer

Heineken is bringing back the CoolerPack, an engineered 18-pack cardboard packaging innovation that allows consumers to chill their Heineken by simply removing the top to the case and adding ice, bringing convenience and occasion-based purchase choice to beer drinkers everywhere.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/heineken-release-18-bottle-coolerpack-summer?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1395cf3b1a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1395cf3b1a-36686829

 

 

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On

Overall, less than 5% of the world’s vineyards are organic. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of wine, only 1% of wine sold by volume was organic.

https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-organic-wine-finally-caught-on

 

Scratching the Surface of Wine in America

American Wine By the Numbers

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/04/03/us-wine-world/

 

Don’t judge a wine by its high tech label

Ah, the good old days. Remember when a wine label was pleasantly understated — a time when both the producer and the buyer were focused solely on what was inside the bottle?

http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/ac-cn-wine-20180404-story.html

 

13 CRAZY WINE GLASSES FOR CRAZY WINE DRINKERS

Have a crazy wine drinker in your life for whom you need to get a gift?

https://tipsybartender.com/13-crazy-wine-glasses-for-crazy-wine-drinkers/

 

Now You Can Buy Alcohol Using A Hashtag – You’re Welcome

Now, for those over 21 years old in the US, Saucey has partnered with LA based start up, Boost Inc. to unlock purchasing via social hashtags and text. You can simply text the hashtag #DUSSE100 to 81000 to buy, or registered Boost users can comment with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram to easily order a bottle of D’USSÉ V.S.O.P. cognac to be shipped to their door using Saucey’s delivery platform.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/now-you-can-buy-alcohol-using-a-hashtag—youre-welcome-300623605.html

 

Why buyers want super varietal wines 1st, country of origin 2nd

The world of wine is slowly being dominated by what could be referred to as the “Super Varietal”. Grape varieties that now sell the wine far more than the country, the region or even the producer where they are made. Driven by private label and exclusive wine ranges and a number of high profile wine brands that all make the grape variety the hero, it is changing the face of wine buying, particularly in a year when there is so less wine to buy.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/richard-siddle-why-buyers-are-looking-at-varietal-first-country-of-origin-second/

 

Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

The latest version of Corkscrew, an app set up in 2016 to demystify restaurant wine lists and act as a virtual sommelier, will sift through the thousands of supermarket wines to give recommendations based on personal preferences, food pairings and expert reviews.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23313/Tech_start-up_bids_to_demystify__91baffling_92_supermarket_wine_aisles.html

 

 

Cavit Collection Wines Introduces Limited Edition Rosé and Cavit Prosecco

The latest additions to the popular collection. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the new wines will be available nationally at specialty wine and liquor stores nationwide.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/cavit-collection-rose-cavit-prosecco

 

How to Pair Indian Food with Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Indian dishes are often well-balanced, and it may not seem like they need the added flavor of a drink, but we spoke with a few experts who all agreed that no matter your preferred beverage there’s always a perfect pairing.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/04/04/indian-food-wine-beer-cocktails/

 

Would you drink wine for breakfast?

There’s more to breakfast boozing than a Bloody Mary

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/would-you-drink-wine-for-breakfast-a3805851.html

 

Here’s How Enormous Pot Sales Could Get With Legalization

U.S. pot sales could reach $75 billion by 2030 if the nation fully legalized recreational use, an analyst said in a report Wednesday, potentially making the industry bigger than the U.S. wine market is today.

https://www.investors.com/news/marijuana-sales-after-legalization-compares-with-beer-wine-cigarette-sales/

 

Three Days Of Glory

Documentary

The hills of Burgundy are covered in legendary vineyards, pristinely manicured, tiny parcels rooted in the planet’s most exclusive soils. The wine growers are hardworking, humble vignerons who work in awe of the vines they farm.

But on April 27, 2016, a brutal frost devastated Burgundy. Some of the producers lost 90 percent or more of their crop before the year has even begun. Still, they press on with the stubborn courage forged by grit and generations of humility before the spiritual gift of the terroir, their soil and landscape, that produces the most stunning wines on the planet.

http://threedaysofglory.com

 

American project André: The Voice of Wine

American winemaker André Tchelistcheff, premiering at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this coming Saturday, 7 April.

http://themaestrofilm.com/index.htm

 

What Will Wine Taste Like On Mars? A Virtual Reality Event.

Have you ever enjoyed a wine on vacation, only to be disappointed when you sip the same wine at home? Context plays a huge role in our enjoyment of food and drink – so it only makes sense that the flavors we enjoy on Earth will taste different on another plant.

https://bottlesfinewine.com/what-will-wine-taste-like-on-mars-a-virtual-reality-event/

 

Catena Appellation Wines Now Available Nationally

An extraordinary opportunity for wine lovers to taste the unique character of Argentina’s wine sub-regions.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/04/03/catena-appellation-wines-now-available

 

 

WHY ONLY TRASHY WINE BARS GIVE YOU GIANT POURS

When you fill a glass with wine, only the top part hits air, while the rest stays “raw.”

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-wine-pour-sizes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8458590961-April_05_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-8458590961-38937345&mc_cid=8458590961&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Is Wine Good for Your Heart?

Is it the alcohol, the resveratrol, or both? A new analysis seeks to better understand how wine benefits cardiovascular health

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Why-Is-Wine-Good-for-Your-Heart

 

Cover Crops in a Vineyard & How They Benefit the Wine Grapes

Do YOU know WHY vineyards plant a cover crop??

http://siponthisjuice.com/wine-facts-cover-crops-in-a-vineyard-how-they-benefit-the-wine-grapes/

 

India’s growing thirst for wine

In a country with a billion-plus population and 485 million people above the legal drinking age, India is a market with many opportunities

http://www.dynamicexport.com.au/export-market/articles-export-markets/India-s-growing-thirst-for-wine/

 

GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

A team of beer-brewing chemists and geneticists in California has created a genetically modified yeast that produces hoppy aromas and flavors without any interaction with the fragrant blossoms themselves. In other words, they’ve developed a way to make beer hoppy without using hops.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/04/599147983/gmo-yeast-mimics-flavors-of-hops-but-will-craft-brewers-bite?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=9f26c26a5e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-9f26c26a5e-36686829

 

GRAPE GUIDE: CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted, versatile grapes in the entire viticultural world, creating cuvées with flavor profiles all over the spectrum.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/grape-guide-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-4-5-18&mc_cid=93f055632a&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wsi_d62ZN8c

 

 

Italian Prisoners Are Making One of Their Country’s Most Unusual Wines

The famous Tuscan producer Frescobaldi is helping rehabilitate men through vermentino and sangiovese

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/italian-prisoners-are-making-one-their-countrys-most-unusual-wines

Belgian wine production increases 12 %

Belgian viticulture had to deal with weak weather conditions for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, the industry has performed well, with a 12 % production increase and a growing number of growers.

https://www.retaildetail.eu/en/news/food/belgian-wine-production-increases-12

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINESE WINE PRODUCTION

The county fared well in all wine categories. In 2017, it ranked 6th for the number of medals, following traditional wine producing countries like Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Chile, and ahead of South Africa and Greece.

http://www.concoursmondial.com/en/news/latest-developments-chinese-wine-production/

What Does it Mean When the Same Grape has Different Names?

What’s really the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Zinfandel and Primitivo? While these may be the same grape varieties with different names, local terroir can change their flavor more than you think. Learn how it works.

Close up of blue grapes

https://www.winemag.com/2018/03/27/same-grape-different-names/

Search for wine ‘smoke taint’ solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires

The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in October descended on the University of California, Davis, experimental vineyard in Napa Valley.

http://www.sonomanews.com/business/8188016-181/search-for-wine-smoke-taint

Myth-busting the taste of Arizona wine

If you think Arizona wine doesn’t compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you’re right.

Arizona wine doesn’t compare, but not for the reasons you may think.

http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com/myth-busting-the-taste-of-arizona-wine/

Why Smaller Distributors Are Banding Together in a Changing Market

A quick way to scale up is just one benefit of these mergers and acquisitions

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-smaller-distributors-are-banding-together-in-a-changing-market/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61892731&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8btTG13117u3C3UI4jzzVNN_TdoQXFkEy–hY08qGGrCvyTc_4QMWlaUJP6PD3TvjQ6KZa3QUJfdFm6ap_1UKlv41Fcorhuf_i2zXmdj49LCZftuU&_hsmi=61892676

Chaptalization: new labeling norms could force European winemakers to list sugar as an ingredient

Europe’s drinks sector announced plans [in March] to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.”

https://dobianchi.com/2018/04/05/sugar-wine-alcohol/

Best Time of Year for Chardonnay? You’d Be Surprised.

December, unsurprisingly, is the month of the year when interest exceeds any other.

http://www.enolytics.com/enolytics101/2018/4/6/best-time-of-year-for-chardonnay-youd-be-surprised

 

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

You might also realize that you have been too rigid about some other aspect of wine drinking. Letting go of that hang-up might increase your enjoyment.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-wine-rules-0406-story.html

What does wine made from Concord grapes taste like?

Concord grapes are native to the eastern United States, and most of the wines made from these grapes are made in an off-dry style (they taste pretty sweet).

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/What-Does-Concord-Grape-Wine-Taste-Like-56292

New label aims to help drinkers find eco-friendly wines

The new “California Certified Sustainable” logo was just approved for use on 2017 vintage wines by the California Su4tainable Winegrowing Alliance

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/new-label-aims-to-help-drinkers-find-eco-friendly-wines/2018/04/06/d342a54c-390c-11e8-8fd2-49fe3c675a89_story.html?utm_term=.29365c629817

What Does Minerality Mean When it Comes to Wine?

Wine does not, of course, taste like rocks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/mineral-wines

An intro to beer for non-beer drinkers

There are actually two “types” of beer – craft beer and big beer.

http://abc7.com/food/an-intro-to-beer-for-non-beer-drinkers/3313105/

Argentinian wine beyond Malbec

For many people, Agentinian wines are associated with just one grape – malbec.

But there are plenty of others to try

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/08/argentinian-wine-beyond-malbec-grape-variety-david-williams

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Promoting Wines I’ve Never Tasted ~ Yeah, Right

I was reading a story from a blogger that was requested to promote a wine he never tasted. (http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2017/06/14/promoting-wines-ive-never-tasted-yeah-right/ ) At Franklin Liquors if you see a tasting note that means we have tasted it! It is important to us to tell you the profile and story of each bottle we sell.

Its nice to see others in the wine world thinks that way.

 

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Here’s How Big Wine Gets To Avoid Environmental Rules in Napa

Neighbors say that laws don’t apply to people invested in Napa County’s influential wine industry.

https://www.linktv.org/shows/earth-focus/heres-how-big-wine-gets-to-avoid-environmental-rules-in-napa

Beer, Wine or Liquor? Data Shows More People Are Turning to the Hard Stuff

The country drank 3.5 million fewer nine-liter cases of alcohol overall in 2016 than it did the year before, with total consumption down to about 3.39 billion cases last year, according to the annual IWSR US Beverage Alcohol Review. But the volume of wine and liquor bought both increased, especially for whisky, tequila and cognac.

http://people.com/food/beer-wine-liquor-sales-alcohol-consumption-data/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_twitter

‘Independence’ Matters to Beer Drinkers, Says New Survey

The terms “independent” and “independently-owned” are relatively straightforward in their meaning; however, the survey had an even more interesting finding: These terms also ranked second-highest among words drinkers said would be “more likely” to influence their purchases. Only “drinkable” ranked higher.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/independence-matters-beer-drinkers-says-new-survey

Why blending wine is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry

The wines, composed of three, four, five or more unidentified and often disparate red varieties, emblazoned with flashy names and at times lurid identity systems, represent one of the fastest-growing segments in the country.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-wines-blend-comiskey-20170609-story.html

How High Are Wine Taxes In Your State?

The treatment of wine differs extensively across the states, and at higher rates than beer because of greater alcohol content.

https://taxfoundation.org/high-wine-taxes-state/

YOUR FOOD PROBABLY HAS MORE SULFITES THAN YOUR WINE

Dried fruits, bottled lemon/lime juices, molasses, sauerkraut, and pickled onions all contain over 100 ppm of sulfites, with dried fruits potentially containing a whopping 2,000 ppm — that’s over five times an average non-organic bottle of wine!

https://vinepair.com/articles/food-probably-sulfites-wine/

U.S. remains top opportunity for global wine industry, says new report

Findings:

Did you know that one in four bottles of wine is consumed outside the country where it’s made?

U.S. the leading market for wine consumption (13% of world consumption) and the 4th largest producer worldwide

https://blog.bankofthewest.com/2017/06/15/u-s-remains-top-opportunity-global-wine-industry-says-new-report/

Knob Creek unveils 25th anniversary Bourbon

Beam Suntory-owned Bourbon brand Knob Creek is celebrating its 25th year with the release of a cask strength single barrel expression, personally selected by master distiller Fred Noe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/knob-creek-unveils-25th-anniversary-bourbon/

Is It Really So Wrong to Put Ice in Your Wine?

Should you go against everything you’ve ever heard and just throw a couple of ice cubes into your wineglass? And, if you do, is it really so wrong?

http://www.vogue.com/article/is-putting-ice-in-wine-okay

Tasmania has more in common with Burgundy than with the Barossa

Tasmanian wine can be hard to track down, but it’s well worth the effort

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/15/tasmanian-wine-more-burgundy-than-barossa-fiona-beckett

Why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America

Uruguay is no doubt a small wine country. The human population is outnumbered four to one by cows and Uruguay produces less wine than Japan. Although it might be dwarfed by nearby wine countries Argentina and Chile in size and production, there are many reasons why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Why-Uruguay-is-one-of-the-most-exciting-wine-countries-in-South-America

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR FAVORITE BEERS VISUALIZED

How many of these smells and tastes have you recognized while drinking your favorite beer?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-flavors-in-your-favorite-beers-visualized/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4d8f9c7bf0-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+14%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4d8f9c7bf0-36686829

What does moderate wine consumption mean as we age?

Moderation means to have enough wine to enjoy with company of family or friends. Drinking wine to solve problems will not work any better than drinking water or milk will. Ask yourself then, why is it you drink wine?

http://www.minotdailynews.com/life/food/2017/06/world-of-wine-what-does-moderate-wine-consumption-mean-as-we-age/

 

Muscadines-Backbone of Alabama Wine Industry

Vitis rotundifolia, grow best in Alabama which accounts for their use by local wineries.

http://news.aces.edu/blog/2017/06/12/muscadines-backbone-alabama-wine-industry/

How to: Pairing pie and beer

Nothing completes a meal like a tall pint and a slice of pie. (But if you go with pie and beer as the main course, we won’t tell.)

http://draftmag.com/how-to-pair-pie-and-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fe91617e81-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+19%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fe91617e81-36686829

U.S. Champagne Market Rolls On, As Millennials Reach For Bubbly

Champagne is on a strong upswing in the U.S. market.

MEXICAN BEER LABEL SHOWS TRUMP WEARING SWASTIKA

“We knew that a Trump label was going to be controversial, but it’s been selling extremely fast.”

http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Mexican-beer-label-shows-Trump-wearing-swastika-497181

 

10 OF THE WORLD’S LEAST FATTENING BEERS

According to Drinkaware, a 175ml glass of standard red or white wine will set you back around 160 calories, while an average pint of beer contains around 180 calories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/10-of-the-worlds-least-fattening-beers/

Should you put wine in the freezer? 

You’re looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine but realise it’s not been chilled. Is the freezer your best option? And what happens when it goes wrong?


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/put-wine-in-freezer-ask-decanter-371106/#gRG1qqJOjDeqbChE.99

5 ways to be a better wine drinker

So here are a few suggestions I’ve observed over the years, mostly based on my own bumbling attempts sometimes to extol the virtues of wine.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/wine_press_5_ways_to_be_a_bett.html

 

Where Did Wine Come From?

No. It wasn’t France. Nor was it Italy. The European wine grape, also known as vitis Vinifera, originated in an unexpected place.

http://winefolly.com/review/where-did-wine-come-from/

Forget everything you know about pairing wine with food
Here are the six mistakes they say many people make.


http://www.executivestyle.com.au/forget-everything-you-know-about-pairing-wine-with-food-gwufyy

 

How to Drink Beer All Summer Long Without Getting a Beer Gut

Crack open a cold one with the boys AND mitigate the doughiness.

http://www.gq.com/story/drink-beer-without-the-beer-gut

 

2017 Best Beers in America Results

2017 Best Beers in America survey including Top Ranked Beers, Top Breweries, Best Porfolio and Top Imports.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2017-best-beers-america-results/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8aa876dcc4-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+20%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8aa876dcc4-36686829

Why Drinking Wine Causes Very Dry Mouth, And How Eating Cheese Helps Prevent It

The food combination pair of astringent wine with fatty cheese, opposing foods of sensory perception, help create a more balanced mouth feel.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/why-drinking-wine-causes-very-dry-mouth-and-how-eating-cheese-helps-prevent-it-419170

Award-Winning Sommelier Offers New Wine Program Using Adaptive Learning Technology

Vknow Offers New Confidence and Knowledge for Business Executives Receiving the Wine List

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/award-winning-sommelier-offers-new-wine-program-using-adaptive-learning-technology-300476284.html

http://vknowwine.com

Wine labels and what they’re not telling you

What a wine label doesn’t tell you is actually quite a lot.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/93715607/wine-labels-and-what-theyre-not-telling-you

Your Guide to Becoming an Expert on Sparkling Wine

From Prosecco and Cava to vintage Champagne, learn to understand the differences among sparkling wines, how they’re made, and how to choose the right one.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/06/19/your-guide-to-becoming-an-expert-on-sparkling-wine/

 

Spill the Wine: How Trump is Using His Vineyards to Scam America

“Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/spill-the-wine-how-trump-is-using-his-vineyards-to.html

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How to Open Wax-Sealed Wine Bottles –Quick Tip

You’ll look like a pro if you follow winemaker Nicolas Potel’s easy steps to pulling corks on wax-sealed bottles.

http://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5464299322001/name/How_to_Open_Wax+Sealed_Wine_Bottles_+Quick_Tip

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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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

Save The Dates!

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

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.

More Soon!

 

Wine And Chocolate Events

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Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

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Food And Wine Events

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Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Kim Simone

Vinitas Wineworks

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Your dad’s favorite beer is making a huge comeback thanks to hipsters — and execs are thrilled

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Donald Trump’s Proposal to ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Could Cause Beer Prices to Rise

Should U.S. authorities decide to take action against foreign imports, the cans and overall prices of beer could rise, brewing companies said, according to Bloomberg.

http://time.com/money/4812581/donald-trump-aluminum-beer-prices/

Climate Change Is Coming for Your Favorite Wine

Changing weather patterns are already impacting your favorite pinot noir — just ask your sommelier

https://www.eater.com/2017/6/9/15711706/climate-change-wine-burgundy-chablis-california

8 housewarming gifts for the wine-loving host

Think outside of the box with these gift ideas for wine lovers

http://mashable.com/2017/06/09/gifts-wine-loving-host/#U87EfyTlFEqr

P.F. Chang’s launches proprietary wines

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has teamed up with Browne Family Vineyards of Walla Walla, Wash., to introduce two wines available only at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain’s 215 restaurants.

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/pf-chang-s-launches-proprietary-wines

Common ‘Wine Terms’—and What They Really Mean

Sometimes talking about wine can seem like dancing about architecture: impossible. Many people don’t quite know what they want or are looking for in a wine, and worse still, they may not use the right language to convey their meaning.

http://blog.wallywine.com/2017/06/common-wine-terms-and-what-they-really-mean/

BEAUJOLAIS WINE IS IN BLOOM

Many see Gamay as the poor relation but as investment pours into Beaujolais, this lesser known variety is producing some super wines.

Theize-les-Bourgs

http://www.snooth.com/articles/beaujolais-wine-is-in-bloom-6943/

Prosecco – We Love It – for now!

Prosecco has been enjoyed since Roman times, but only as a sparkling wine since the late 19th Century.  Most consumers of Prosecco probably don’t know that it is a legally delimited region in EU and World Trade Organisation (WTO) law. Perhaps that is not surprising for a region that as a legal entity producing sparkling wine is less than a decade old

http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/06/prosecco-love-now/

Wine From Tenerife – The Canary Islands

This story is all about discovering Tenerife, the largest wine area in the Canary Islands. You’ll learn about some unique varieties from a very special place.

http://winefolly.com/update/wine-from-tenerife-the-canary-islands/

4 MYTHS ABOUT WINE MARKETING EVERY CONSUMER SHOULD KNOW

As we head into summer and begin thinking about buying wines for outdoor entertaining, let’s take a look at a few common wine marketing tactics (or misperceptions) that may be confusing and also affect your purchasing decisions.

http://www.finemanpr.com/4-myths-about-wine-marketing-every-consumer-should-know/

 

RIOJA DOCA APPROVES SINGLE VINEYARD CLASSIFICATION

The move is a culmination in a long-running battle over Spanish terroir between The Regulatory Council of the Designated Origin Denomination of Origin (DOCa) and more than 150 producers, who argued that the current appellation system was “oblivious to soil differentiation and levels of quality” and calling for “deep changes” to boost the countries heritage and prevent it valuing quantity over quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/rioja-doca-approves-unique-vineyard-classification/

Can a screw-cap wine be “corked”? Corkiness isn’t just cork taint.

The more important telltale sign of a corked wine is the absence of fruit — even when there is no cork taint.

https://dobianchi.com/2017/06/07/how-do-you-tell-a-wine-is-corked/

Leave cookies? Pay sales tax, says Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the very few states that wineries can ship to that does not require sales tax registration as a condition of receiving a direct shipping permit.

https://obsequium.blog/2017/06/08/leave-cookies-pay-sales-tax-says-massachusetts/

Champagne And Sparkling Wine Consumption Decreases

While consumption in the champagne and sparkling wine category may be less frequent than other types of alcohol, the more concerning aspect is the apparent drop-off in the consumption incidence for both alcohol types.

https://www.checkout.ie/concerns-champagne-sparkling-wine-consumption-decreases/44230

Go for fruity wines while flying or at high altitude

Have you ever noticed that some foods taste delicious at higher altitudes and while flying but awful otherwise

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/feature/ideal/Go-for-fruity-wines-while-flying-or-at-high-altitude/shdaily.shtml

Bushmills crafts guitar using whiskey barrels

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has partnered with Lowden Guitars to create a limited edition guitar made from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak, retailing at £8,500 (US$10.8k).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/bushmills-crafts-guitar-using-whiskey-barrels/

Your dad’s favorite beer is making a huge comeback thanks to hipsters — and execs are thrilled

Since the beer has been around since 1903 and was once considered a high-end brand, the company has a lot to draw from

http://www.businessinsider.com/miller-high-life-is-becoming-more-popular-2017-6?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3bfc8b4421-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3bfc8b4421-36686829

Most consumers judge a craft beer by its packaging, Nielsen finds

The craft beer shelf is getting more crowded with 1,800 new product launches in the category last year, making packaging and labeling one of the primary purchase influencers for craft beer consumers, according to Nielsen.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Processing-Packaging/Most-consumers-judge-a-craft-beer-by-its-packaging-Nielsen-finds

The Complete Guide to Making Champagne

If there is one wine associated with success and celebration it is, of course, Champagne.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/06/the-complete-guide-to-making-champagne

Rosé Has a Very, Very Shady History

Diluted wine was the thing to drink in ancient Greece, as it was believed that only barbarians consumed pure wine, which would then make them drunkards who would then go on to rape and murder.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/rose-has-a-very-very-shady-history

2017 Harvest Report: Despite Drought, Potential Is High for South African Wines

A dry winter and growing season was challenging for vines in the Cape wine regions

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/2017-Harvest-Report-South-Africa

Looking for a hard-to-find wine? Tap into this sommelier secret weapon

For that, the most important piece of information is almost always the wine agent, as in the importer.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/tap-into-this-sommelier-secret-weapon/article35285559/

Discover New Wines with Nifty Infographics

Uncover delicious wines you’ve probably never heard of with these data visualizations organized by wine style and price.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/discover-new-wines-with-these-nifty-infographics/

Smirnoff vodka trolls Trump’s ‘Russiagate’ scandal

Diageo-owned vodka brand Smirnoff has caused a stir with its latest advertising campaign, which mocks US president Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/smirnoff-trolls-trumps-russiagate-scandal-with-ad/

World’s first’ sunflower spirit launches

US-based Dalton Distillery has launched what is claimed to be the “world’s first” sunflower spirit, called TazaRay.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-first-sunflower-spirit-launches/

An Introduction to Lodi

A short trip from Sacramento, in Lodi you’ll encounter gnarled Zinfandel and Cinsault vines along with under-the-radar wine grapes like Kerner and Albariño.

Trees under blue sky reflecting in still lake

http://www.winemag.com/2017/06/12/an-introduction-to-lodi/

Alcohol Advertising 101

With news last week that the NFL will now be allowing distilled spirits suppliers to advertise during televised football games, it is a good time for a reminder about some of the special issues that come up when advertising alcohol.

http://www.alcohol.law/digest/alcohol-advertising-101

NEBBIOLO HAS ‘UNIQUE’ POTENTIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A South African winery is determined to realise the ‘unique’ potential of Nebbiolo in Elgin, despite its newly planted vineyard being devastated by a recent wildfire.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/nebbiolo-has-unique-potential-in-south-africa-producer-claims/

Barrel-fermented vs. barrel-aged: What’s the difference?

What the yeast are up to—and when—makes all the difference.

http://draftmag.com/barrel-fermented-barrel-aged-whats-the-difference/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=f4727ddcad-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+13%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-f4727ddcad-36686829

NAPA VALLEY ASSESSES HAIL DAMAGE

Vineyards in Napa Valley are assessing the damage after a freak hailstorm at the weekend, that could affect yields in localized areas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/napa-valley-assesses-hail-damage/

WORLD’S RICHEST BOOZE BILLIONAIRES

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-richest-booze-billionaires-2/

Introduction to Sicilian wine

There are many things to like about Italy, not the least is the broad selection of wines this sunny peninsula offers wine drinkers.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7059674-181/boyd-on-wine-intro-to

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

Which wines pair best with what cheeses?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-tips-on-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

Around the world, beer consumption is falling

Beer has become less popular in the world’s biggest markets

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/06/daily-chart-8

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Save The Date!

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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     MORE 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.

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

Save The Dates!

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

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.

More Soon!

 

Wine And Chocolate Events

red wine flavours

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

New Card Back 2016

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Wineworks

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