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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-26-17

June 26, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-26-2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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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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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Your Guide to Becoming an Expert on Sparkling Wine

2017 Best Beers in America Results

YOUR FOOD PROBABLY HAS MORE SULFITES THAN YOUR WINE

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-19-17

June 19, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-19-2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Franklin Liquors And Vinitas WineWorks Podcast

We Now Have A Podcast!!

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Listen On Franklin Radio 102,9FM

 

Horizon Beverage Mondavi And Prisoner Event

Another Great Education And Tasting Event This Week.

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

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

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

  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 

 

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

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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.

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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:

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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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NFL Lifts Liquor Ad Ban, Raising Pressure on Beer

The liquor industry is finally ready for some football. Whiskey, vodka, rum and other spirits will be allowed to advertise in NFL games this season for the first time according to new league rules that give liquor a boost in its long quest to be seen as socially acceptable as beer.

http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/nfl-lifts-liquor-ad-ban-putting-pressure-beer/309256/

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some

Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, it’s time to take a closer look at white wine. Lucky for all you chardonnay and pinot grigio lovers, it actually comes with its own host of good health benefits.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-wine-health-benefits_us_592da590e4b0065b20b8a710

Ripe fruit make the best wine, but new research into why may surprise you

Harvest timing is always a balancing act between winemakers who want the best, most mature fruit flavors and growers who need to manage labor and protect the fragile, ripe fruit from damage and disease.

http://www.goodfruit.com/ripe-fruit-make-the-best-wine-but-new-research-into-why-may-surprise-you/

How to prevent a hangover, according to a doctor

No matter how much fun you had last night, a bad hangover the next morning is never worth it.

Luckily, there are some preventative measures you can take while drinking that will help you avoid feeling like death for most of the next day.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-prevent-a-hangover-2017-3

The weird hybrid wines that leave even the experts guessing at their origin

Some popular hybrid wines, such as baco noir, were created by accident. Others, such as a sauvignon blanc blended with gewürztraminer, meant to appeal to the Chinese consumer, are best forgotten

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2096502/weird-hybrid-wines-leave-even-experts-guessing

Why do some wines taste of mouse cage?

The mucky aftertaste generally known as ‘mousiness’ is a much more slippery pest. Poorly understood in the industry, virtually opaque to consumers, it has neither been conclusively researched nor openly acknowledged by some producers.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/why-do-some-wines-taste-of-mouse-cage

Wine is a numbers game

The average pour, or the amount of wine in a glass in a bar, is right around 5 ounces. If the bottle cost the bar, say, $20 wholesale, and they are charging you $10, a reasonable price for a premium pour (likely more at that bottle price), then they are grossing $50 on that bottle, or two and a half times more than they paid for it. The numbers start to add up.

http://www.postindependent.com/news/entertainment/a-numbers-gameadding-it-up-from-vine-to-bottle/

 

Cupcake Vineyards Introduces Single-Serve Format of America’s Favorite Moscato d’Asti

Convenience of 187 mL Format Gains Momentum with Consumers

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170601006007/en/Cupcake-Vineyards-Introduces-Single-Serve-Format-America’s-Favorite

HARRY POTTER’ PUB PLANNED FOR LONDON

A ‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizarding pub complete with moving pictures, levitating candles and wand-operated beer taps could be opening in London, if a fantasy fan’s Kickstarter campaign receives enough support from the franchise’s legions of fans.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/harry-potter-pub-could-be-opening-in-london/

THIS GENIUS BEACH BAG CAN SECRETLY HOLD AND POUR 2 BOTTLES OF WINE

A team of innovative bag designers has come up with a brilliant solution: a beach tote with a built-in insulated pouch that not only holds and chills up to two full bottles worth of wine, but sports a concealed spout on one side for easy on-the-go pouring.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/portovino-beach-tote-wine-bag

Port Wine on the Douro

An essential slice of Portugal is the Douro River Valley where the beloved port wine is produced. The winding, terraced, and scenic river valley, so famous for its wine, is a bit like Germany’s Rhine Valley — but much sleepier and without castles. The vineyards, called “quintas,” are known for their traditions and the welcome they offer travelers — with both accommodations and wine tastings.

http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/douro-valley-wine/

Winery Waste Meets Betty Crocker: Using Grape Pomace Powder As A Replacement for Flour in Cookies

The researchers postulated that using winery waste in the form of grape pomace powder would add significant nutritional beef to cookies, as it is loaded with compounds like flavanols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, dietary fiber, and lignin.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/06/winery-waste-cookies.html/

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO

Learning about Italian reds can be a daunting task– but, if there’s one wine you need to know about, it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Produced in the heart of Tuscany, Vino Nobile is a favorite amongst Italians all over the country; it’s smooth, easy-drinking, and best of all, super affordable.

https://vinepair.com/articles/learn-vino-nobile-di-montepulciano-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=110a295221-Jun_1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&mc_cid=110a295221&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

TURN YOUR OLD CORKS INTO CASH! (THE BOTTLES, TOO)

Tips on selling items on Ebay

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/turn-your-old-corks-into-cash-the-bottles-too/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=110a295221-Jun_1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&mc_cid=110a295221&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

CORKSCREW’ WINE GLASSES REMOVE NEED TO DECANT

A Colorado-based start-up has designed an innovative wine glass that incorporates a hand blown ‘corkscrew’ moulded at its base to trap sediment, which it says removes the need to decant the bottle.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/corkscrew-wine-glasses-designed-to-trap-sediment/

SHOULD WINE STORIES BE TRUE?

We begin to take great liberties in our storytelling, stretching and skirting the truth. Ah, sweet capitalism. But does it matter?

http://www.pigandvine.com/pv929/5/31/2017/should-wine-stories-be-true

What does a wine label do for you?

Seriously though, who doesn’t judge a wine by its label?

https://www.localxpress.ca/columns/moiras-glass-act/what-does-a-wine-label-do-for-you-632473

Introducing Kinky Green Liqueur – a Tempting Fusion of Super Premium Vodka with Crisp Green Apple and Bright Pear Flavors

KINKY Green Liqueur is the newest addition to the vibrant KINKY Beverages family,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/06/02/kinky-green-liqueur-vodka-crisp-apple-pear

The Face Of Binge Drinking In The U.S. Is A 60+ White Woman

More older women are drinking — and drinking more than ever too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/when-older-women-drink-they-really-drink_us_59274729e4b01b9a59378951

U.S. Top Supermarket Categories by Sales.

 

Don’t expect to get rich working in a wine store.

 

HISTORY OF WINE PART 2 – THE GREEKS

In many parts of the ancient world, such as in Egypt, wine was drunk primarily by the kings and the upper classes. In Greece, however, it was drunk by everybody

https://www.winebehindthelabel.org/team-blogs/kathleens-blog/history-wine-part-2-greeks/

The FDA is trying to smother the handmade cigar industry. We need your help.

The Food and Drug Administration is making it harder and harder for family-owned, handmade cigar companies to produce and sell their products.

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/19393

ITALIAN DESIGNER CREATES VEGAN ‘LEATHER’ FROM WINE BYPRODUCTS

An Italian designer has combined the worlds of high fashion and wine with a love of the planet, creating a vegan-friendly “leather” made from the byproducts of winemaking.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/italian-designer-creates-vegan-leather-from-wine-byproducts/

How much sugar is hidden in your glass of wine? It’s more than you think

Just one glass of wine at 175 milliliters can contain up to two teaspoons of sugar, a considerable fraction of the recommended daily sugar intake, according to a report on DailyMail.co.uk.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-05-how-much-sugar-is-hidden-in-your-glass-of-wine-its-more-than-you-think.html

THE 5 REASONS WHY CHAMPAGNE IS NOT JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Here are five reasons why:

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-why-champagne-is-not-just-for-special-occasions/

Wine descriptions make people more emotional about wine

“Cleverly written wine and producer descriptions when coupled with unbranded wine tasting can evoke more positive emotions, increasing our positive perception of the wine, our estimation of its quality and the amount we would be willing to pay for it.”

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-wine-descriptions-people-emotional.html

Freixnet USA Releases Winevane Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

An homage to the wind that contributes to the unique character of the wines of Western Carneros.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/06/06/freixnet-usa-winevane-chardonnay-pinot-noir

DECANTER CLAIMS TO PRESERVE WINE FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS

A wine decanter that promises to extend the life of an open bottle of wine by up to 12 days has been launched via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/decanter-claims-to-preserve-wine-for-nearly-two-weeks/

 

Federal Court Dismisses Antitrust Challenge To Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing Law

In dismissing a suit by retailer Total Wine & More, Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said the laws and regulations establishing the complex Connecticut pricing system cannot be preempted by federal antitrust law that prohibits activities restricting interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace.

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-total-wine-lawsuit-dismissed-0607-20170606-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4def204453-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4def204453-36686829

 

Zonin USA, Inc. Announces Expanded Portfolio Launch for its Castello del Poggio in the U.S. Market

Castello del Poggio, five year consecutive Hot Brand Award Winner, is proud to announce the launch of its expanded product portfolio of sweet wines

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14403263.htm

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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!

 

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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!

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October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking along the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies.

At Dutton-Goldfield, we believe we draw from the best Dutton vineyards to craft these very special Estate Grown wines. The Dutton’s are the premier grape growers in the region and sell grapes to many top wine producers including Patz & Hall, Lewis, Kistler, Nickel and Nickel, Mary Edwards, DuMOL, Ramey and Ironhorse just to name a few.

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

How limited are they? Two have only 350 cases made and two have only 150 6 packs made of which there are only 7 cases in MA!

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as “the Portuguese brand.” Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.

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Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.

Johns Bio:

A native of Iowa, John came to California to pursue a career in the wine business beginning as a cellar worker for a large central valley winery. He later went into the sales and distribution side of the business working for a central coast wine distributor. John then moved to Napa Valley and spent many years at Franciscan winery selling a number of brands under this portfolio. John has been in the role as National Sales Director at Dutton Goldfield for the past seven years.

Samantha Bio:

Samantha Straw is a Fine Wine Portfolio Manager for Ruby Wines who has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for knowledge and has achieved 2 levels of Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Sake Adviser Certification from the Sake School of America. When not at work, she spends her time with her husband and two children.

Recent Press

Wines from Dutton Ranch, grower in Sonoma County of some of the most sought-after Chardonnay (17 clones) and Pinot Noir (14 clones) in the state. The Ranch is 1,100 acres composed of 74 individual vineyards sprawled across the Green Valley and Russian River Valley that are part of the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural area.

Dutton-Goldfield, a 50-50 partnership begun in 1998 between Steve Dutton 50 and Burgundy-loving winemaker Dan Goldfield 60

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November 2nd

Exploring Australia

Guest Host: Sarah Mayo

Australia is not just fruity, cheap and cheerful wine – the country is better known among connoisseurs as a producer of elegant “cool climate” wines that drink alongside the world’s top drops! Come learn about and taste the difference a ‘cool-climate’ makes in wine style and quality while discovering three iconic Aussie wineries: Xanadu, Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran.

Guest Speaker Sarah Mayo who represents these iconic Australian wineries in North America will present a comparative tasting of 6 wines (2 white and 4 red)

About Sarah:

Sarah is the former Deputy Editor of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and has earned the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.  Sarah has worked in the wine industry for over 12 years and loves to share her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for wine with other wine lovers.

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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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                                 Tuesday, October 17

                      Decoding American Wine Labels

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

                                 Thursday, December 7

               Decoding European Wine Labels

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

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French Wine Scholar Classes (FWS)

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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.

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

New Classes Soon!

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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!

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

 

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Millis Recreation Classes

Decoding European Wine Labels

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Decoding European Wine Labels

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Franklin Library Events

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

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Options And Pricing

All events are held in our wine room and are 2 hours long.

You and your guest will receive your choice of 4 or 6 glasses of wine and wine snacks.

Events are fun and educational hosted by Mark Lenzi.

GREAT FOR FUNDRAISERS!!!

Minimum 6 people

 Option #1 6-12 People 4 Wines $200

Option #2 6-12 People 6 Wines $300

Option #3 13-30 People 4 Wines $400

 Option #4 13-40 People 6 Wines $500

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October 27, 2015

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Bella Sera $12.99

Cavit $12.99

Woodbridge $11.99 ( Case of 6 @$10.99 Each)

Zonin Winemakers Select Pinot Noir $10.99

Red Diamond $14.99

 

Blends

Bolla Torr Alta $17.99

Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99

Young Brute $12.99

Ironside $14.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Perceptum $24.99

Episode Red Blend $179.99

Summerland Trio $27.99

Tranzind $12.99

Clancys $12.99

Ironside Napa Red Blend $29.99

 

Bordeaux

Chateau La Louviere White $49.99

Clos L’Eglise $84.99

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Hanna $25.99

Sivas-Sonoma $17.99

Robert Mondavi Oakville $45.99

Clos Pegase $39.99

Gott 11 $49.99

Murphy Goode Alexander Valley $22.99

Silver Palm $19.99

Avalon Napa $17.99

Josh North Coast $16.99

Red Sox $17.99

 

Chardonnay

Dreyer Sonoma $13.99

Hess Napa $19.99

Patz & Hall Sonoma $29.99

Novellum $9.99

Simple Life $12.99

Custard $17.99

The Arsonist $19.99

 

Italian

Crociani Vino Nobile $26.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Pio2 $13.99

Antinori Santa Cristina $11.99

Castellani Rosso $9.99

Castellani Chianti $10.99

Cerro Chianti $12.99

 

Pinot Grigio

Beachhouse $9.99

Santa Margherita $19.99

 

Lemberger

Kiona $11.99

 

Malbec

Proemio $9.99

 

Merlot

Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge $25.99

 

Petite Sirah

Lucky Star $9.99

Handcraft $9.99

 

Pinot Noir

Summerland Fiddlestix $49.99

Route 152 $12.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

Sokol Blosser $37.99

J Lohr Fogs Reach $27.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

 

Riesling

Dr Loosen $10.99

St Michelle Harvest Select $9.99

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Cultivar $12.99

Bell $16.99

Huru $11.99

J Lohr Napa $16.99

 

Shiraz

Chocolate Box $17.99

Long Shadows Sequel $49.99

Woop Woop $11.99

Shingleback $19.99

 

Sparkling

Banfi Rosa Regale $17.99

Brut Dargent Cremant $12.99

Codorniu Cava $10.99

Gemma di Luna Moscato $14.99

Amore DI Amanti Prosecco $9.99

 

Zinfandel

Chatom $14.99

Kenwood Jack London $17.99

 

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June 20, 2015

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This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

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Don’t Forget Dad!!

We Have Gifts Dads Will Love!

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Log onto www.ladybug.citytrek.com

to play the game, earn discounts & points for the grand prize valued at over $1100 in gift cards to the participating stores!

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June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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French Wine Scholar FWS

The Results Are In!

Mark Is Now A French Wine Scholar FWS

By The French Wine Society

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Root Beer Float

Glass Corks

All About Rosé

 

AND MORE!

Is Your Two Buck Chuck Habit Hurting Your Health?

When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health

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http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/your-two-buck-chuck-habit-hurting-your-health

Enjoy Your Root Beer Float the Adult Way

Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult Summer adult beverage

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http://www.popsugar.com/food/Adult-Root-Beer-Float-37690438

What Really is Rose Wine? –The Pink Stuff

Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-rose-wine/

Sam Adams Longshot

Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has launched the 2015 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. Featuring the winning entries from the brewer’s annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest, this year’s pack includes two bottles each of Greg Rasmussen’s Raspy’s Robust Porter, Matthew Knott’s Smokehouse Rauchbier and John Marra’s Dark Night in Brooklyn Dunkelweiss. The 2015 Samuel Adams LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide through July, priced at around $8.99-$10.99 each. The LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to showcase the work of talented homebrewers from around country.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/06/14/beer-man-samuel-adams-longshot/71202896/

What do you need to know about Argentina to understand its wines

In this article we review seven things you need to know about Argentina, its wines and its food

http://www.decanter.com/argentina-2014-coverage/what-do-you-need-to-know-about-argentina-to-understand-its-wines-402/

Decoding a wine label decoding infographic

To further decode the decoding on this infographic here they are item by item:

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It’s illegal to donate beer to charity in Mass. and that’s weird

It’s illegal to donate beer or spirits — but not wine, strangely — to a charitable organization, either for sale at auction, or for serving at fundraising events

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Some Liquor Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots Denied Recovery Aid

They’ve been told to relocate or sell healthier items

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ALL YOUR AIRLINE LIQUOR LAW QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Liquor laws on the ground are complex enough, but in the air, well, they’re no more straightforward.

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/what-are-airplane-liquor-laws-the-definitive-guide-to-drinking-on-planes

Has The Time Come For Portuguese Wines?

Although it is a country mostly known for its fortified port wines the majority of the wines made in this southern European country is table wines.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/06/16/has-the-time-come-for-portuguese-wines/

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test results from this particular breathalyzer model.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/16/371884.htm

5 wine apps you need to know

Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect pairing for you meal, keeping track of your growing cellar, learning about different grape varieties or comparing tasting notes with other oenophiles, there’s an app for that.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/06/15/5-wine-apps-need-to-know/

Put a glass cork in it? It’s us vs. them in the wine world.

Are glass corks here to stay?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/clearly-glass-wine-corks-are-an-idea-whose-time-hasnt-come/2015/06/10/965c7be2-0eeb-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html

Hangover-beating cheat sheet: 11 meals and 6 tips to cure your next hangover

This infographic will give you a bunch of suggestions from across the world for dealing with it, but also for preventing the next one.

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New Alcohol Consumption Report Reveals Americans’ Summer Drinking Habits

BACtrack® Report Shows Average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Peaks Week Leading Up to 4th of July

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-alcohol-consumption-report-reveals-americans-summer-drinking-habits-300098714.html

How to have a cool, happening palate

Scared of being labelled as an old-timer has-been with yesterday’s palate? Want to stay relevant in the modern world of wine? Want to be able to hang with the cool kids?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/how-to-have-a-cool-happening-palate-advice-from-a-master

Puglia Wine is Italy’s Secret to Value

Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/italian-value-wine-secret-puglia-wine/

Georgian wine might blow your mind: Wine Notes

The independent republic of Georgia is in the Caucasus region, bordering Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and the eastern shore of the Black Sea.

http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2015/06/georgian_wine_on_the_mind_wine.html

Wine from unexpected places? Raise a glass to Syria

A lone Syrian winery behind “the world’s most harrowing wine to produce” is seeking to break into new markets at the world’s leading wine show, Vinexpo, this week.

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GRAN SELEZIONE IS THE NEW KING OF CHIANTI – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As of 2014 we now have Chianti Gran Selezione to add to the mix.

WE HAVE IN STOCK!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-geekly/gran-selezione-is-the-new-king-of-chianti-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide

oRobles is the fastest growing wine region in the US, with over 200 wineries, yet its tasting rooms are far less busy – and its hotels and restaurants more affordable – than more famous Napa and Sonoma

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jun/17/california-paso-robles-wine-route-top-10-guide

How to decipher a wine label

Wine labels also contain a substantial amount of legal content that is regulated by the federal government, under the auspices of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/sc-food-0619-wine-label-reading-20150617-column.html

2014 Was Another Great Year For American Craft Beer

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An Introduction to Rosé

If you’re looking for a quality dry rosé to sip this summer, a few wine regions specialize in the stuff, and variations in color, flavor, and style are available to suit just about every palate preference.

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New Ste Michelle

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is debuting Motto, a collection of fruit-forward California wines in three varietals. Motto’s 2013 Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon, Unabashed Zinfandel and Gung Ho Red Blend were created by the Ste. Michelle winemaking team using the same approach as that employed for its Washington wines but with California grapes. The Motto wines are available nationally this month at a suggested retail price of $15.

 

EIGHT FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SCOTCH

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new Scotch at a Glance 2014 report reveals a number of factoids that even the most well-read dram lover might find surprising.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/eight-facts-you-might-not-know-about-scotch/?article-source=newsletter&source=451&date=2015-06-18

Champagne Bureau, USA Launches Interactive Map of Champagne Region

Learn more about the region behind all Champagne wines

http://maps.champagne.us/maps-champagne/embed

Roaring Brook Brewing teams with Massachusetts distributor

The Gold Rush HPA is on it’s way to the Boston Area. Roaring Brook Brewing & Horizon Beverage of Norton Ma entered into a distribution agreement.

http://www.vtbeer.org/2015/06/16/roaring-brook-brewing-teams-massachusetts-distributor/

Terlato Creates New Wine Brand With Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus

Terlato Wines has created a line of two new wines in partnership with Jack Nicklaus that will benefit the golf legend’s charity foundation. 10% of each bottle sold of the new Jack’s House Wine will go towards Jack’s House Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by Nicklaus’s own philanthropic spirit. Jack’s House Wines include a 2014 Chardonnay and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, both from California. Each has a suggested retail price of $15.99. Terlato previously partnered with Nicklaus on the Jack Nicklaus Reserve Wines range

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

Franklin Liquors and Franklin Wine Club Deliver Immersive Wine Education Experience with Quini

Press Releases of our exciting new partnership with Quini

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TOP 10 WHISKY GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY

Whether your dad has a weakness for high-end Scotch, loves beautiful blends or enjoys sampling the latest boutique offerings, there’s a Father’s Day whisky gift to suit most palates and wallets.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-whisky-gift-ideas-for-fathers-day/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Sediment often a sign of terrific wine

So what is sediment?

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http://www.masslive.com/drinks/2014/06/wine_press_sediment_often_a_si.html

3 Ways to Ship Wine During the Summer

The long distance and hot temperatures can make this a difficult prospect,

http://www.winedirect.com/blog/3-Ways-to-Ship-Wine-During-the-Summer

 

EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL TERMS INCREASES AGGRESSION

9th June, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Simply hearing alcoholic terms such as “whisky” can make sober people more aggressive, new research shows.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/exposure-to-alcohol-terms-increases-aggression/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

Wine4.Me Wine Discovery App for iPhone and iPad

Interesting New App

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May the Froth Be with You: Nerd Beers, from ‘Game of Thrones’ Stout to Vulcan Ale

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/beer/article/nerd-beers

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLBOY OPENS GIN DISTILLERY

9th June, 2014 by Becky Paskin

A 15-year-old boy has opened a gin distillery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire alongside his three siblings, all of whom are aged under 23.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/fifteen-year-old-schoolboy-opens-gin-distillery-in-uk/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

THE YEAR’S 10 BEST NEW BAR PRODUCTS

From a resurrected Victorian cocktail shaker to a ham-infused mezcal, a array of products have been released in the on-trade over the past 12 months, exciting bartenders from across the globe.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/06/the-years-10-best-new-bar-products/?article-source=newsletter&source=191&date=2014-06-10

TOP 10 WEIRD WINE TASTES

From the sweet tinge of bubblegum to the metallic tang of blood, the world of wine is home to some less than ordinary tastes and aromas.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-10-weird-wine-tastes/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

SCIENTISTS USE DNA TECH TO DEVELOP WINE

10th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/aussie-scientists-use-dna-tech-to-develop-fine-wine/?article-source=newsletter&source=895&date=2014-06-10

New Menage A Trois Vodka

Trinchero Family Estates has extended its Ménage à Trois wine brand with a new range of vodkas. Launching just ahead of National Martini Day (June 19), the Ménage à Trois vodka lineup will debut with Straight Vodka, Triple Berry Vodka and Triple Citrus Vodka expressions. The trio join Ménage à Trois’ existing wine portfolio, which now includes 14 varietals and blends, and was up 3% to 2.2 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank. Along with Ménage à Trois vodka, Trinchero’s TNS Brands spirits unit also includes the Cruz Tequila, Tres Agaves Tequila and Sugar Island rum brands.

Does high price guarantee great wine?

Perhaps the oldest myth about wine is: the higher the price, the better the bottle. But the converse notion — that there’s no relationship between price and quality — also is a myth.

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http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/06/does_high_price_guarantee_great_wine.html

Terroir Talk: Tasting the Earth in Your Wine

In wine jargon, terroir is a term that is trending amongst oenophiles and befuddling wine novices. Though the frilly French pronunciation (ter-wahr) may scare you off, it’s actually a useful term that will help you become a savvy wine drinker — and earn a few wine vocab points along the way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/terroir-talk-tasting-the_b_5474925.html

Open a Wine Bottle With a Knife and Keep the Cork Intact

Got a wine bottle, but no corkscrew? CrazyRussianHacker shows you how to use a knife to remove the cork while keeping it in one piece to recork the bottle.

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Wine… Good For the Teeth?

a healthy excuse to drink wine, may prevent cavities!

http://radio.foxnews.com/2014/06/10/housecall-for-health-wine-good-for-the-teeth/

13 Beer Apps for the iPhone

Some of them cost money, but in the long run would be a worthwhile purchase

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“A touch of sulfur”: Sulfites (or not) in Natural Winemaking

Great read on sulfites and wine. Interesting history

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http://palatepress.com/2014/06/wine/touch-sulfur-sulfites-natural-winemaking/

WORLD’S MOST EXTREME VINEYARDS

From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/worlds-most-extreme-vineyards/?article-source=newsletter&source=896&date=2014-06-11

What Do Wine Legs Really Mean?

Another GREAT Wine Folly Blog

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Learn about beer color, density and other stats in this Beer U video

World Class Beer is a specialty and craft beer distributor located in Indianapolis with affiliated distributors across the United States.

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The science behind common sense wine and food combinations

Wine has often been called a combination of art and science; and in our culinary schools, cooking is accurately described as a “food science.”

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/the-science-behind-common-sense-wine-and-food-combinations

The first all-nude wine festival

Sunny Rest Resort’s forthcoming Bare Vine Wine Fest will require its goers to drop trou to gain admittance

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http://winetimes.co/2014/06/11/the-first-all-nude-wine-festival/

New Gin By Tanqueray

Diageo is adding a limited-production Old Tom Gin to its Tanqueray brand this month, created by master distiller Tom Nichol. According to Diageo, the Old Tom style “bridges the flavor gap between the original, malty Dutch genevers and the more juniper-forward London Dry styles” and is lighter than a genever but more full-bodied and sweeter than a London Dry. Tanqueray’s Old Tom, which is limited to 100,000 bottles globally and will be distributed primarily in top bars, was inspired by a 19th century recipe from brand founder Charles Tanqueray. The pack design is also based on an original Tanqueray Old Tom label dating back to 1921. Each bottle is individually numbered. Tanqueray Old Tom Gin follows the brand’s revival of its Malacca edition in 2013.

TOP 15 CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

The Drinks Business Top Cabernets

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/top-15-cabernet-sauvignons/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

US BEER GIANTS PUSHED TO LIST INGREDIENTS

12th June, 2014 by Rupert Millar

A food blogger and “nutritional activist” in the US has launched an online petition to get two of the country’s biggest brewers to list the ingredients in their beers.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/us-beer-giants-pushed-to-list-ingredients/?article-source=newsletter&source=898&date=2014-06-12

New Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan’s latest offering is a 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum. Combining a taste of chocolate with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla, 1671 is finished in Spanish Oak barrels, the same kind believed to be on one of Captain Morgan’s five lost ships, The Satisfaction. The 70 proof rum is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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New Evan Williams

Heaven Hill recently released Evan Williams Kentucky Slush, a Bourbon-based pre-mixed cocktail. It features Evan Williams combined with lemonade, orange juice and sweet tea flavors. The mix can be frozen, poured or blended. The 25-proof 1.75-liter bottle is available for a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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What’s in Your Beer? Fish Bladder and Antifreeze Ingredient?

Noone knows!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/food-babe-petitions-beer-makers-disclose-additives/story?id=24085296

AN EXPLANATION OF 20 WINE WORDS MOST WINE DRINKERS DON’T KNOW

here is a list of the 20 words the majority of wine drinkers have no experience with, and what they mean.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/20-wine-words-wine-drinkers-dont-know/

Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine

Is that $100 bottle of wine really worth what you paid for it?

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/gross-margins-breaking-down-wine-prices

Men and women view wine differently

“men are attracted by wines that score highly with Robert Parker or in the Wine Spectator”

http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/for-men-and-women-its-not-just-about-whites-vs-reds-b99280573z1-262399151.html

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon,

http://news.yahoo.com/wine-online-domain-set-uncorked-142234231.html

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn’t know you needed.

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Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked by Science

The act of drinking alcohol is surrounded by myths.

http://lifehacker.com/eight-stubborn-alcohol-myths-debunked-by-science-1589574974

How to Pair Beer With Middle Eastern Food

We just aren’t used to serving beer with Middle Eastern food.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/best-beer-for-middle-eastern-food-falafel-kebab-mezze-hummus-beer-pairing-advice.html?ref=title

The Art of Wine Tasting Notes

Oregon winemaker Patrick Reuter has developed a visual means of describing wine flavors.

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