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November 12, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-12-16

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Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

A crash course on ice wine

A Guide to Dark Beers

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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The company that started the craft beer movement has gone flat

Boston Beer shares are now half the price they were in early 2015, and it still doesn’t look like a bargain, with the company’s most recent quarter showing another drop in beer shipments of 12% and revenue falling 14% from the same quarter last year.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/sam-adams-craft-beer-movement-sales-2016-11

 

The top 25 beers of 2016

These beers, all new or newly packaged in the last 12 months, are a testament to where beer is today—and, we can only hope, where beer will continue to go.

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http://draftmag.com/the-top-25-beers-of-2016/

The Best Coffee Beers to Pick Based on Your Favorite Coffee Drink

You don’t even have to spike your coffee—these breweries have done it for you

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http://www.extracrispy.com/drinks/1291/the-best-coffee-beers-to-pick-based-on-your-favorite-coffee-drink

A Guide to Dark Beers

Find the right beer for fall.

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http://luckypeach.com/guides/a-guide-to-dark-beers-porter-stout-ale/

The phylloxera wine louse is back with a vengeance

Vineyards in California and Oregon on alert as the pest that devastated Europe’s grapevines in the 1800s turns its sights on once-resistant America

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2042366/phylloxera-wine-louse-back-vengeance

What happens as wine ages?

Everyone knows wine undergoes complex changes with age – aromas, flavours and colours can transform to reveal a completely new character

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http://www.decanter.com/features/unearthing-the-secrets-of-age-247501/#OsmLcZFLSZX56jji.99

The Wines of Campania: Getting Better and Better

One of the most positive developments in Italy’s wine scene over the last 30 years has been the total transformation of Campania

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http://www.vinous.com/articles/the-wines-of-campania-getting-better-and-better-nov-2016

 

Someone claims to have finally made hangover-free beer

Thomas Gesink, a Dutch beer maker, says that he’s cracked the code for brewing beer which gets people drunk but doesn’t leave them cowering in a dark corner the next morning.

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http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/03/attention-someone-claims-to-have-finally-made-hangover-free-beer-6232016/

 

Why craft beer fans freak out when small breweries sell to big-name companies

Many craft industry personnel say that as consolidation of beer ownership increases, the chances for small brewers to compete decreases.

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http://www.guidelive.com/craft-beer/2016/11/03/craft-beer-fans-freak-small-breweries-sell-big-name-companies

 

Refresh your Palate with the Turbiana Grape of Lugana

Wines of Lugana with the Lugana DOC Wine Consortium at the Boston stop on their US tour.

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http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2016/10/turbiana-grape-of-lugana-wines.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=cf973bce93-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-cf973bce93-294676161

 

French wine makers fear ‘worst harvest for 40 years’

Official figures from the Ministry of Agriculture show 2016 as one of the worst years in three decades, with production down one third in Champagne and other key wine regions like Burgundy and the Loire valley almost as badly hit.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20161106/french-wine-makers-fear-worst-harvest-for-40-years

 

Dogfish Head Will Finally Release Beer in Cans

By the middle of the month, the Delaware brewery will release one of its standards, the 60 Minute IPA, as its first-ever canned beer.

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/11/dogfish-head-will-finally-release-beer-in-cans.html

 

Ultimate beer league hockey stick, created by Narragansett Beer

The first and only hockey stick specifically designed for beer leagues!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ultimate-beer-league-hockey-stick-created-by-narragansett-beer-162848091.html

 

The Buyer’s Guide to 75 of the Best California Wines

F&W executive wine editor Lettie Teague, senior editor Ray Isle and frequent contributor Richard Nalley tried hundreds of wines made from these grapes to find the 75 best.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-buyers-guide-to-75-of-the-best-california-wines?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw

 

Modern wine vintage charts: pro or con?

Vintage charts, which provide a quality score for each wine vintage in some specified wine-making region, have been a conspicuous part of the wine landscape for many decades. However, there has also been an increasing amount of criticism in recent years.

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http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2016/11/modern-wine-vintage-charts-pro-or-con.html

 

A crash course on ice wine

In the global world of wine, Canada is renowned for its ice wine.

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https://www.thereview.ca/2016/11/05/a-crash-course-on-ice-wine/

 

I bought alcohol for my kids, even when they were underage. Here’s why.

Interesting read

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/11/08/i-bought-alcohol-for-my-kids-even-when-they-were-underage-heres-why/

Voters in MA 3rd Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

Voters in the Massachusetts House 3rd Hampshire District on Tuesday were supporting a non-binding ballot question favoring legislation that would lower the legal age for buying beer and wine to 19.

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http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/voters_in_massachusetts_house_3rd_hampshire_amherst_drinking_age.html

If a wine tastes like underbrush or ‘forest floor,’ where do those flavors come from?

Reds from such places as Tuscany, Piedmont, Bordeaux. Many pinot noirs, too, can suggest that quality.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/if-a-wine-tastes-like-underbrush-or-forest-floor-where-do-those-flavours-come-from/article32719208/

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November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

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Franklin Wine Club Boston Winery Event

November 6, 2016

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Boston Winery Event

Our 50th Meeting Since 2014!

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Saturday November 5th 2016

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Top Photo First Meetup 2014

Bottom 50th Meetup 2016 Over 440 Members later!

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

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Boston winery Host Vito Bruno The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Biodynamically, using grape sourced from…

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2012 Chardonnay

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Napa Fruit 3 months in oak

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N/V Without Papers

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750ml $12.99

Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache Blend From California Fruit

Wine #3

2014 Pinot Noir

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750ml $16.99

Club Favorite!

Unfiltered aged in French oak

Wine #4

2014 Super Tuscan

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750ml $16.99

50% Sangiovese 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #5

2014 Boston Red Blend

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750ml $16.99

50% Syrah 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #6

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $16.99

Alexander Valley Fruit

5 Months in Oak

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-05-16

November 5, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Franklin Wine Glass Painting And Wine Class

With Franklin Art Center

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Franklin Wine Club Upcoming Event

Nov 17th Thursday

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

WINTER BEERS IN STOCK

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

Here are ten fascinating nuggets of trivia about German beer to reinvigorate your love for the amber nectar.

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https://www.thelocal.de/20161028/10-facts-german-beer-list-bavaria-brewing-brewery-ale-alcohol

The world’s first wine school will soon open in Italy

The Wine School in Perugia, Umbria, will be the world’s first educational center dedicated to wine.

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https://www.thelocal.it/20161028/the-worlds-first-wine-school-opening-in-italy

 

Mega Purple – an insidious additive that can ruin a wine

MegaPurple is a grape juice concentrate that, when used in tiny amounts, can effectively add color to a wine. Use too much, and winemakers risk ruining the wine

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/10/27/mega-purple-podcast/

 

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHAMPAGNE + MAP

Not all bubbly is created equal, so while “champagne” is often used as a general term to describe all sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from the small northern region of Champagne, France.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/definitive-guide-champagne-map/

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

A server tells me this as she approaches and offers a serving tray stacked with joints, just as she came around earlier offering sticky grilled shrimp skewers glazed with passion fruit.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/why-weed-pairings-are-the-new-wine-pairings

 

The Secrets of Sonoma

Discover small‑production wines that whisper to connoisseurs and collectors.

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/10/27/the-secrets-of-sonoma/

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination

A look at the leaders of the Lone Star State’s new school of wine.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-texas-is-americas-most-underrated-wine-destination

 

New radio show celebrates NJ wine

New Jersey’s wine production grows stronger every year, and a new radio program is telling us all about it….

http://wctcam.com/podcasts/nj-winedown-radio-show/

 

US STARTUP MATCHES WINES TO YOUR DNA

A Silicon Valley wine delivery startup is offering what could be the ultimate personalised wine experience – analysing a customer’s DNA to then match wines to their individual tastes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/us-startup-claims-it-can-match-wine-to-your-dna/

 

AUSTRIA INTRODUCES SEKT PYRAMID

Austria has introduced a “quality pyramid” for its Sekt, with three categories ranging from “Klassik” to “Grosse Reserve”.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/austria-introduces-sekt-pyramid/

 

5 Reasons Celebrities Should Never, Ever Make Wine

Celebrities today have become brands, looking to expand their presence into every realm—including wine. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague says enough is enough

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/5-reasons-celebrities-should-never-ever-make-wine-1477593143

 

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

It’s getting to a stage when the only time it makes sense to buy supermarket wine is when it’s on promotion.

An independent wine shop, on the other hand, will generally offer you better value for money, as well as expert advice on the sort of wine that should appeal to you.

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/27/supermarket-wine-not-bargain-cracked-up-to-be-independent-wine-shops-fiona-beckett

Samuel Adams Hopscape debuts in January

Samuel Adams Hopscape will be available starting in January in 12 ounce bottles, cans and draft.

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http://beerstreetjournal.com/samuel-adams-hopscape/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4c86948bb2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4c86948bb2-36686829

 

Huge, record-setting Washington harvest wrapping up

What already was anticipated to be the largest harvest in Washington history looks like it will be even larger than thought, according to grape growers and winemakers across the state.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/11/01/record-2016-wine-harvest/

 

You’re Drinking Wine All Wrong, Says This Self-Professed “Crazy French Woman”

The fact is most wines are manipulated with chemicals and technology, made to taste a certain way, for mass consumption.

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http://www.vogue.com/13498073/wine-drinking-mistakes-natural-wine-isabelle-legeron/

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vs Grape Pricing

What determines grape pricing and how does this pricing affect wine pricing?

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https://vinsightsgwp.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/napa-cabernet-sauvignon-wine-vs-grape-pricing/

Exploring migration of wine through Italy

Anyone who ever ordered a pizza from a local Italian restaurant knows, Italy appears on placemats or menus as a great boot, poised to kick the soccer ball called Sicily through the goals once named in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules. We know the area as Gibraltar today.

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http://www.oregonwinepress.com/oregon-via-oenotria

 

How to get the wine you really want

A new oenological contraption comes with a palette for your palate

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http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21709491-new-oenological-contraption-comes-palette-your-palate-how-get

We tasted, reviewed and ranked 86 pumpkin beers.

So, what makes a successful pumpkin beer? The answer is obviously different for everyone

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http://draftmag.com/tasting-ranking-86-best-pumpkin-beers/

 

Hand Harvesting’s Rage Against the Machines

Can machinery ever offer the same quality as hand-picking? L.M. Archer looks at the arguments for and against.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/11/hand-harvesting-s-rage-against-the-machines?h=1

 

The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

The decision to shun the kosher laws surrounding wine production.

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http://forward.com/food/352872/the-dark-side-of-kosher-wine/

 

A Note From a Frustrated Wine Consumer

For a while now we have stopped going wine tasting for one major reason: We hate being told what are we going to taste in the wine.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/11/02/note-frustrated-wine-consumer

 

IS CIDER CHAMPAGNE OR BEER? MASSACHUSETTS ISN’T SURE

One local government is finding this autumnal beverage downright confusing: the state of Massachusetts. And it all comes down to taxes.

http://vinepair.com/booze-news/massachusetts-government-confused-cider-beer-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b02af99139-Nov_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b02af99139-38937345&mc_cid=b02af99139&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Additives: Chaptalization and Acidification Are Misunderstood

Chaptalization and acidification are two such methods of tweaking the winemaking process to ensure a better final product.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-additives-chaptalization-vs-acidification/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2a38053796-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2a38053796-62472929&mc_cid=2a38053796&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Tri-County Adult Education  

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

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Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Held In Our Wine Room This Week

Tri-County Adult Education Italian Wine Class

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Franklin Wine Club Mentioned In B&G Worldwide Newsletter

Tasting of B&G wines at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts

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50 people were in attendance at Franklin Liquors on October 6th, where B&G USA’S Chris Feraro ran a tasting of Château Magnol, Thomas Barton SaintEmilion and Graves Blanc, Héritage 290th by Barton & Guestier and B&G Passeport Bordeaux by Laurent Prada. All the wines featured are stocked at the store for the remainder of the year!

More details on Franklin Liquors events can be found here

http://www.barton-guestier.com/newsletter/2016october/gb/events.html

Franklin Wine Club Upcoming Event

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

Five candy and craft beer pairings

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Bourbon and Rye?

Whether its bourbon, scotch or rye, distilled spirits are hot! But, what’s the difference between the three?

https://www.thestreet.com/video/13862744/what-s-the-difference-between-scotch-bourbon-and-rye.html?

 

Glass of red wine a day could help women to get pregnant says new research

A GLASS of red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

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http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/722437/glass-red-wine-help-women-pregnancy

 

Love Beer? Here’s Where You Should Go Next

Your guide on where to find the best brew spots in the country.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/beer/best-beer-destinations-in-america?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=63cba03e47-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+21%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-63cba03e47-36686829

 

5 DEVILISH DIY HALLOWEEN WINE BOTTLE CRAFTS

Ever find yourself standing in your kitchen realizing that you have a collection of empty wine bottles lining your counter? Many of us collect corks and save them for future projects, though why not do the same with bottles?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/5-devilish-diy-halloween-wine-bottle-crafts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66e118ac61-Oct_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66e118ac61-38937345&mc_cid=66e118ac61&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WORLD WINE PRODUCTION SLIPS AMID ROUGH WEATHER; ITALY ON TOP

Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn’t unduly suffer.

http://staging.hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_WINE_HARVEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-20-08-50-22

 

Does Beer Brewed By Employee-owners Taste Better?

While the answer to that question might be best left to the beer-holder to decide, we can now experience what it’s like to taste a beer that’s brewed up a couple of employee-owned companies

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrendahl/2016/10/20/does-beer-brewed-by-employee-owners-taste-better/#3006d0d26099

 

Ommegang’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Beers, Ranked

So with every release, we drank, took notes, and watched some actors get beheaded on TV. Now the final season is upon us, and Valar Dohaeris, the penultimate release from Ommegang

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IN STOCK

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/ommegangs-game-of-thrones-beers-ranked-w445694

 

Narragansett beer returns to Rhode Island

Right now, to help build the excitement, a total of 250 retro cans hidden within cases of the beer have golden stickers that, when redeemed, will win you a free VIP Tour of the new facility, plus some other goodies.

IN STOCK

http://whdh.com/news/narragansett-beer-returns-to-rhode-island/

 

A wine-lover’s guide to Champagne

World of Wine video series

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-champagne/

 

What wine should you pair with your Halloween candy?

Whether you’re thirsty after raiding your kid’s candy stash or just trying to pass the time between trick-or-treaters, you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine on Halloween night. Forget about pairing it with what you had for dinner…pair it with the Halloween candy instead!

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http://kafe.com/kafe-mornings/what-wine-should-you-pair-with-your-halloween-candy/

 

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF BAROLO, ITALY

Welcome to Barolo, home to white truffles, rich pasta sauces, and most importantly, some of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo, one of the most significant wine appellations in the world, is considered the king of Nebbiolo based wines, abundant in flavor and complexity. Here is your official breakdown to Barolo, Italy:

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http://vinepair.com/articles/barolo-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aa380bd20f-Oct_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aa380bd20f-38937345&mc_cid=aa380bd20f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nielsen: Rosé under $7.99: up 55.6%, Avg. Price of wine: $7.03/bottle, $15-$19.99 top price segment gainer

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A History of the Alsace Wine Region

Although wine may not have been invented in Alsace, there is no doubt that it has been enjoyed in the region since immemorial times.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/10/21/a-history-of-the-alsace-wine-region/

 

Coming Soon To A Vineyard Near You: GMO

The focus on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has lately been intense.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/10/20/coming-soon-to-a-vineyard-near-you-gmo/#7b65c9724ebf

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DESSERT WINES + INFOGRAPHIC!

Presented here is the ultimate guide to dessert wines for all tastes and all occasions.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/ultimate-guide-dessert-wines-infographic/

 

The Palate Deck: Playing Cards for Beer Tasting

Playing cards that offer beer information and casual tasting guidance for the many conversations that happen over beer.

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http://www.seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2016/10/22/the-palate-deck-playing-cards-for-beer-tasting-kickstarter-fund-project-38/

 

Five candy and craft beer pairings

Want to wash down that leftover Halloween candy with something spirited?

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http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/five-candy-and-craft-beer-pairings/2299850?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=35c3807cfa-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+24%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-35c3807cfa-36686829

 

Are Wine Critics, Winemakers and Somms at Increased Risk for Cancer?

The increased exposure to alcohol among wine critics, winemakers and sommeliers compared to many in the general population suggests that they may be at heightened risk of dying from cancer.

http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1870/

 

Expert scores and red wine bias

Is the Winestream media biased in favor of red wine? Our study seems to show just that

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/expert-scores-red-wine-bias/

The One Tip That Will Change How You Buy Wine

Buying wine is much easier when you stop looking for that one vineyard like a needle in a haystack, and instead start looking for two words on the back of the bottle: “Imported By.”

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/buy-wine-from-importer

 

James Suckling TOP 100 WINES OF 2016

Most of the 100-point wines were from Italy and Napa Valley,

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http://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-wines-2016/

 

Wines Millennials Want: Five Stand-Out Qualities Millennials Are Looking For

Millennials are looking for stories that begin with clean ingredients and end with quality products.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/10/24/wines-millennials-want-five-stand-out-qualities

 

Neighbors complain of foul smell near San Miguel winery

The odor is believed to be coming from a waste water treatment pond at E&J Gallo Winery.

http://www.ksby.com/story/33467493/complaints-of-bad-smell-in-san-miguel-lead-to-wastewater-treatment-pond

 

What Wine Snobs Get Wrong

NYU’s Karl Storchmann, founder and managing editor of the Journal of Wine Economics, talks climate change, blind tastings, and how New Jersey could become the next Napa.

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https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2016/october/karl-storchmann-on-wine-economics.html

 

JetBlue and Harpoon are brewing up an exclusive in-flight beer

The partnership between the Boston-based craft brewery and the New York-based airline (Nasdaq: JBLU) has been ongoing for two years.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2016/10/24/jetblue-and-harpoon-are-brewing-up-an-exclusive-in.html

All The Things I’m Not Supposed To Say About Biodynamic Wine

Few topics or themes within wine seem to arouse as much contention or divisiveness as the conversation (polemics?) regarding natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. Jumping into that judgmental fray feels like a no-win situation.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/10/24/all-the-things-im-not-supposed-to-say-about-biodynamic-wine/#30fecaa95320

 

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Ditching the Wine Biz

The estranged couple is putting their French wine estate on the market.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/10/24/13380532/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-wine-selling-vineyard

 

The 7 alcoholic drinks that will give you the worst hangovers

Most of us like to enjoy drinks out with our friends, but nothing kills a fun night out quite like a hangover.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/alcoholic-drinks-give-you-the-worst-hangover-2016-10

 

Bud Hockey Red Light

Cool new gadget!

Sync the Budweiser Red Light with your favorite teams. They score. The light goes off. Game changer.

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http://www.budredlights.com

 

Non-Alcoholic Dog Beer That’s Supposed To Make Your Dog’s Ass Smell Better

Brewed with dandelion and burlock that’s supposed to leave your dog’s ass smelling better than it currently does.

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http://geekologie.com/2016/10/non-alcoholic-dog-beer-thats-supposed-to.php

 

How to make mulled wine

Its that time of year!

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http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/how-to-make-mulled-wine/

 

THE SIX LEADING GRAPES OF PORT

Although they are little-known in the wider world of wine, six key grapes make up the majority of Port production – and we look at what they bring to the blend.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/the-six-leading-grapes-of-port/

 

French wines are still essential on the wine market

According to the 2016 Wine Trade Monitor*, France is considered a must-stock producer.

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http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/french-wines-an-essential-to-portofolios/?elqTrackId=292b0185785242f989cce0edd20e7e19&elq=5034346f098c4c0fa3000ca77882d3eb&elqaid=1187&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=625

 

 

Pairing: Soup and beer

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s time to serve yourself a bowl of comfort. Pair it with the right pint, and you’ll feel downright cozy.

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http://draftmag.com/pairs-beer-soup/

 

Tall Drink of Wine: Behind the Success of Yao Ming’s Napa Valley Winery

Yao Family Wines, put itself squarely on the map of Napa Valley by opening a chic visitor’s center in the wine-tourist mecca of St. Helena.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardnalley/2016/10/26/behind-the-success-of-former-nba-star-yao-ming-napa-valley-california-winery/#1ec67c4429cd

 

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

To promote and normalize bug-eating in the United States.

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/los-angeles-hosts-its-first-wine-and-bug-pairing.html

 

Are your tasting notes hurting your wine sales?

These Are Not the Tasting Notes You’re Looking For

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https://www.vin65.com/?method=blog.blogdrilldown&blogentryid=EC3EFC1A-B230-A754-CDD5-9F9BEEC04AFF

 

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

A study conducted at the University of Iowa Dental School indicates that beer with high levels of calcium and phosphate inhibits the loss of minerals from the teeth.

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http://www.nbc12.com/story/33479558/beer-who-does-your-teeth-richmond-va

 

Craft beer posts 9.5% dollar growth over past 52 weeks & tops all beer in per-case price

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Thursday Nov 3rd

Wine Glass Painting 

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Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate. Register today and begin your art adventure!

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Thursday, Nov 3rd
Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 1

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin
Cost: $45

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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The Moonlight Chef

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Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

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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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Franklin Wine Club Wines And Ciders Of The Northwest Event

October 21, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Artisanal, Handcrafted Wines And Ciders From The West Coast

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Thursday October 20th 2016

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Guest Hosts:

Judy Lebel

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The Wines:

As one of the Willamette Valley’s oldest wineries Torii Mor started with the vision to pursue elegant, Old World style wines in 1993.  Jacques Tardy, 5th generation winemaker from Nuits St Georges, has been producing our wines with elegance and balance for nearly 15 years.  The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together the name is a nod to Pinot’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.  Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir.

Hanzell is one of California’s iconic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers.  Established in 1948 with the vision “to produce wines equal to the finest in the world” our Estate sits atop the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma Valley’s Moon Mountain AVA.  46 acres of vineyard are planted on a 148 acre estate.  Hand tended vineyards, hand harvested and hand sorted grapes, making the way for exceptional wines.  In 2012 we introduced our “Sebella” Chardonnay from younger vines and made in a more modern style.

The Ciders:

It is from the 2nd and 3rd generations of apple farmers that Snowdrift Cider was born.  This 2 ingredient beverage is hand crafted from a variety of tree-ripened apples and fermented with Champagne yeast.  Modeled after the dry, English ciders, our Cornice is partially aged in used whisky barrels and our Red is crafted from red-fleshed apples.  Both are dry on the palate and offer clean, crisp apple flavors.  From the heart of Washington State apple country and available in only 7 states!

About Our Guest Host:

Judy Lebel, CSW, Founder

Judy began her wine career in San Diego, presenting boutique wines to restaurants and hotels, where she brought not only great wines to their tables, but her unique experience working with and learning directly from founders of California wineries.

A move to Ohio spurred her love affair with European wines and she launched several new wine labels. After that, a series of promotions working for Robert Mondavi brought her to Boston via the Northwest. In 2005, the Raymond family brought Judy in to manage their Northeast portfolio.

In 2010, with over twenty years of industry experience behind her, Judy realized the BEST way to fulfill her passion for enjoying fine wine and great food with interesting people (while still paying the rent!) was to embark on her greatest adventure yet. Best Year Ever Wine Agency was born.

At Best Year Ever, Judy helps wine companies and distributors define and achieve their sales goals while respecting their brand and company image. She is a proud recipient of the title “Certified Specialist of Wine” from the Society of Wine Educators, an education organization whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification.

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc

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750ml $21.99

Wine #2

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Gris

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750ml $$21.99

Wine #3

2014 Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay

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750ml $39.99

Wine #4

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Noir

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750ml $29.99

Cider #1

Snowdrift Cornice Cider

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750ml $16.99

Cider #2

Snowdrift Red Cider

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750ml $16.99

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

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Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education/Tastings

January 18, 2016

Wine Education/Tastings

 

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Franklin Liquors

Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS,*

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, MA 02038

 

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Franklin Liquors Has A Wine Tasting/Education Room That Seats 6-50

We Would Love To Host Your Next Wine Event!

Contact Us:

508-528-7338

Or Email:

liquor@franklinliquors.com

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Upcoming Events

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 590 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

Are You A Wine Explorer Yet???

Also On Facebook

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2018 Events Soon!

 

ALL EVENTS USE PHYSICAL WEB TECHNOLOGY!

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Two ways your can explore this with us:
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2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings
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Franklin Adult Education

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education

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Wine Aromas

Thursday, January 11 7:00-8:30pm

– Apple. Leather. Grass. Bell Pepper.

When you start paying attention to wine you hear aroma and

flavor descriptions such as these being thrown around. What does

it all mean? How can you tell what you are smelling? Join Mark

and Kim as they lead you through a guided tasting using the Nez

du Vin system to start training your nose to be sensitive to all the

wonderful aromas that wine has to offer.

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/adult_3.pdf

 

Basics of French Wine

Tuesday, February 20 7:00-8:30pm

– France is arguably the

birthplace of modern wine, yet often intimidating to the American

consumer. In this class you will taste six French wines, learn

about the regions, and begin to understand how to appreciate their

labeling system, styles and regions.

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/adult_3.pdf

 

History of American Wine

Thursday, April 5 7:00-8:30pm

– Wine has been produced

and consumed for thousands of years, yet the wine traditions of

the United States are relatively young. Explore with us a variety of

wines from across our great country and learn about the industry’s

history, from the missions of California, to the vineyards of

Thomas Jefferson, and into the modern era.

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/adult_3.pdf

 

 $25/class or $65/series

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

 

French Wine Scholar Classes (FWS)

Wine Scholat Guild

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!

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

March 6th 7PM

Paint A Wine Glass

Paint Night with wine!

You will paint a wine glass and explore tasting wines.

Bring your creativity and wine questions.

Seating 21

Cost $45

 

March 29th 7pm

Balsamic Vinegar And Wine Pairings

Celebrate National Mom And Pop Business Owned Day With The Little Shop Of Olive Oils in the Franklin Liquors wine room. Learn all about Balsamic Vinegar and how to pair them with wines.

Seating 42

Cost $40 

 

April 10th 7pm

All About Organic Wines

The Organic food and wine movement is hot!

At this event we will explore Organic wines and Organically grown wines.

What is the difference in USDA certified and those made with Organic grapes?

Are there sulfites in Organic wines?

Please come explore and taste.

Seating 42

Cost $40

 

June 1st 7PM

Olive Oil And Wine Parings

Join us on National Olive Oil Day in the Franklin Liquors wine room.

Exploring Oils with The Little Shop of Olive Oils and pairing them with wines.

Seating 42

Cost $40

 

Presenters:

Tracey Wilkinson

Tracey and her family visited their first Shop in Kennebunkport Maine 2012 and fell in love with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  In 2016, inspired by her Dad (incredible home chef), Mom and Aunt Anna (incredible bakers), she opened The Little Shop of Olive Oils.  Along with her husband Mike and their 3 boys (Michael, Matthew and Sean), they set up shop at 5 Main Street Franklin, MA.

Prior to opening the shop, Tracey was Senior Program/Project Manager with approximately 30 years of experience in Application Development – Perfect for opening a shop…right?

Emily Heno

As a local “hobby” artist I am always looking for ways to use my creativity, whether it be painting, drawing, or building. I love encouraging friends and family to discover their creative side.

This is where At “Home” Paint Nights was born. It is my way of bringing what I love to do to others. Be it for an event, a special occasion, fundraiser, or a way to gather a group of friends. The art comes to you, where you can learn and uncover your talent as an artist.

Kim Simone, CSW, FWS,

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) By The Society Of Wine Educators,

French Wine Scholar And Instructor (FWS) by the French Wine Society

Owner of Vinitas WineWorks

Is THRILLED to be part of the educational team at Franklin Liquors! Kim has been in the wine business since 2002 and holds a Master’s degree in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she is now a teaching assistant. Her passion is helping novice wine drinkers understand why they like the wines they do, clarifying the complexities of wine, and making the topic approachable and fun.

 

Mark Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS,

Franklin Liquors

Trained by the International Sommelier Guild

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Spirits (CSS) By The Society Of Wine Educators

First in MA to be a California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) by the SF Wine School

French Wine Scholar And Instructor (FWS) by the French Wine Society

First in USA to hold a Quini Certified Educator (QCE) title

Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) by the North American Sommelier Association.

Franklin Liquors is a family-owned business vintage 1978.

 

 

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Wine Aromas

Thursday, January 11 7:00-8:30pm

– Apple. Leather. Grass. Bell Pepper.

When you start paying attention to wine you hear aroma and

flavor descriptions such as these being thrown around. What does

it all mean? How can you tell what you are smelling? Join Mark

and Kim as they lead you through a guided tasting using the Nez

du Vin system to start training your nose to be sensitive to all the

wonderful aromas that wine has to offer.

 

Basics of French Wine

Tuesday, February 20 7:00-8:30pm

– France is arguably the

birthplace of modern wine, yet often intimidating to the American

consumer. In this class you will taste six French wines, learn

about the regions, and begin to understand how to appreciate their

labeling system, styles and regions.

History of American Wine

Thursday, April 5 7:00-8:30pm

– Wine has been produced

and consumed for thousands of years, yet the wine traditions of

the United States are relatively young. Explore with us a variety of

wines from across our great country and learn about the industry’s

history, from the missions of California, to the vineyards of

Thomas Jefferson, and into the modern era.

 

 $25/class or $65/series

 

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!

More Soon!

 

Event Partners

How About A Wine And Chocolate Or Fudge Tasting??

We Are Event Partners With The Sugar Shoppe!

Sugar Shoppe

Wine And Food Pairings And You Can Support A Non-Profit!

 

Vinitas Wine Works

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Other

Food And Wine Events

Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club have partnered with the Moonlight Chef.

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Contact Us For Wine And Food Pairings Events

Ask About Us Coming To Your Home!

 

Our Private Wine Education/Tasting 

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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

40+ Ask For Pricing

 

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CSW,CSS,CWAS,FWS,IWS

Wine Educator For Franklin Liquors

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)-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Private Tasting Events

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Last Week We Listed Our Wine Tasting/Education Events.

This Week We Want To Talk About The Private/Home Events We Offer.

Our Wine Room Seats 6-40 For Private Events Or We Can Come To Your Home.

We Would Love To Do A Wine Event For You.

BIRTHDAYS

NIGHTS OUT

CLUB MEETINGS

FUNDRAISERS

PRIVATE EDUCATION/TASTINGS

 

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Goose Island Offering Refunds

Italian Wine From New Zealand?

Wine And Salad Pairing

AND MORE!

Acquisition of liquor licenses is a cash-flow business

When 85-year-old shop owner John Grande decided it was time to retire, one of his store’s biggest assets was its full liquor license.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20160110/NEWS/160119969

Cool Wines to Try in 2016

While you are in the midst of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions here’s a fun one you can file under Personal Growth: Drink Wines You’ve Never Tried Before.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/01/07/cool-wines-to-try-in-2016/

Northern Rhône Wine Region: The Land of French Syrah

Whether or not French Syrah is the best is entirely up to you, but one thing is for certain: The Northern Rhône produces Syrah very unlike other regions in terms of style and it makes it a fascinating region to try to understand

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http://winefolly.com/review/northern-rhone-wine-french-syrah/

Goose Island offers refunds: Off flavors in some Bourbon County beer

After complaints to the brewery and across Internet message boards and social media, Goose Island offered the refunds

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-bourbon-county-beers-off-flavors-20160108-story.html

Cheap cans of beer, ranked

Each beer was given a score based on three equally weighted factors:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2016/01/08/cheap-cans-of-beer-ranked/

Instead of a protein shake, how about a beer?

Mighty Squirrel beer adds whey protein to give each serving 4 to 5 grams of protein

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-beer-has-4-times-more-protein-than-the-average-brew-2016-01-08

Health Benefits of Red Wine vs. Grape Juice

We keep hearing about the benefits of drinking red wine. Why not grape juice instead? It has the same benefits, plus no alcohol.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/ask-well-health-benefits-of-red-wine-vs-grape-juice/?_r=0

THESE ARE THE 11 OLDEST OPERATING BREWERIES IN THE US

List of the 11 oldest breweries still operating in the country. Super-old beer makers, we salute you.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-oldest-breweries-in-america

Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies (2016 Update)

It’s our favorite time of year once again—Girl Scout Cookies are here!

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https://beerandbrewing.com/VKm9gisAAF-R_rap/article/beer-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies-2016-update

COFFEE-INFUSED WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN US

Fliquor Bean is distilled in California using organic coffee and American whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/coffee-infused-whiskey-launches-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=600&date=2016-01-11

Suspected Groton wine bandit bagged in Rhode Island

A suspect thief who specialized in high-end wine theft was nabbed in Rhode Island and is being held as a fugitive for Connecticut.

http://fox61.com/2016/01/08/groton-wine-bandit-bagged-in-rhode-island/

Saga to Appeal 10-Day Liquor License Suspension In MA

A Patriot Place restaurant hit with a 10-day liquor license suspension by the selectmen has appealed the ruling.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/saga-appeal-10-day-liquor-license-suspension-0

Liquor Superstore Approved for Hyannis MA Despite Opposition from Competition

A plan to transfer a retail liquor store license from Cotuit to Hyannis was approved Monday by the Barnstable Licensing Authority, despite strong opposition from several competing businesses.

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/liquor-superstore-approved-for-hyannis-despite-opposition-from-competition/

The Best Way to Preserve Half-Drunk Bottles of Wine

A growing number of wine-preservation systems, from $10 plastic pumps to $300 devices, promise to give oenophiles days or weeks to drink a bottle. But do any of them work?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-way-to-preserve-half-drunk-bottles-of-wine-1452540794

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

The winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) were announced on Friday, after receiving a record 7,162 entries this year

http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/2016-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-6749722.php

How To Make Boxed Wine Taste Good, 12 Different Ways

Now go out and grab the first box of wine you see at the local liquor store, because you have everything you need to make it taste great.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/134217-how-to-make-boxed-wine-taste-good-12-different-ways

New Deep Eddy Flavor

Heaven Hill Brands’ Deep Eddy Vodka is extending its flavored lineup with the launch of Deep Eddy Peach. Made with real peaches, the new entry is slated to roll out nationwide this February, priced at around $19.99 a 750-ml. Deep Eddy Peach marks the sixth expression in the brand’s portfolio, joining existing Straight Vodka, Lemon, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry and Sweet Tea. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Deep Eddy currently sells more than 700,000 cases annually in the U.S.

Wines at Chilly Extremes

Cool-Climate Wine

Grab a glass of your favorite cooler- region wine, don a sweater, and take a virtual trip with us to the wine world’s chilly extremities.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/cool-climate-wine/

Are you drinking too much? That depends upon which country you live in

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Wine Buyers Guide

Many Tips

http://learn.winecoolerdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Wine-Guidefinal.pdf

TOP 10 NEW IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES

There are now 32 new or proposed distilleries across Ireland – we take a look at those set to shake up one the most exciting areas of the spirits industry, Irish whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/top-10-new-irish-whiskey-distilleries/?article-source=newsletter&source=602&date=2016-01-13

RED WINE PREVENTS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

A 40-year study made by teams at Harvard and the University of East Anglia has found that middle aged men who drank and ate foodstuffs such as red wine, berries and citrus fruits that are rich in ‘flavonoids’ were 10% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/red-wine-prevents-erectile-dysfunction/

Guinness, Samuel Adams spearhead­ nitro beer movement

Nitro beers are having a moment right now.

http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/food_beverage/2016/01/guinness_samuel_adams_spearhead_nitro_beer_movement

6 expert tips on how to order wine like a pro at a restaurant

Joe Bastianich, restaurateur and host of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, shares some advice on how to order wine at a restaurant.

http://www.today.com/food/6-expert-tips-how-order-wine-pro-restaurant-t66726

Reversing Course: Going From Online Wine Advice To Conventional Wine Retailing

The retailing trend is to go online, but the Internet-based Second Glass plans to go in the other direction and open a wine retail shop, something you can’t just do.

The mayor has opposed the Boston location.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/01/13/reversing-course-going-from-online-wine-advice-to-conventional-wine-retailing/#2715e4857a0b60ecb935cc18

The Best Italian Wine Comes From… New Zealand?

You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Turns out, some of the finest Italian wine is made in Middle-earth.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-13/the-best-italian-wine-comes-from-new-zealand

The Hanes Wine Review

January 2016 Edition

http://www.haneswinereview.com

Bronco Wine Company Earns Zero Waste Gold Facility Certification From the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

One of the largest wineries and the largest vineyard owner in the United States, unveiled today that it has received the prestigious Zero Waste Gold Facility certification

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http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/01/13/bronco-wine-company-zero-waste-certification

Why you should buy Spanish wines now

There are an amazing number of excellent value Spanish wines available at local wine shops

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http://goodcheapvino.com/why-you-should-buy-spanish-wines-now/

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PAPPY VAN WINKLE?

Like the thousands upon thousands of people on Pappy waiting lists, we realize we have no chance of getting the storied bourbon.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/whats-the-deal-with-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3c68c7a40e-Jan_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3c68c7a40e-38937345

Champagne and their disgorgement dates explained

Disgorgement dates indicate the date the champagne was cleared of its lees.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1269

Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

Do you hear people talk about “good vintages” and wonder what it means?

http://www.greenvale.com/blog/2015/10/vintage-variation-mean-wine/

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad

Here are six tips for pairing wine with salad,

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/15/6-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-salad/

How Super Tuscans rescued Italy’s Chianti wine region

Super Tuscans came into being during the 1970s, when rebellious winemakers in Chianti, in Tuscany, began to experiment with different types of grape.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1900568/how-super-tuscans-rescued-italys-chianti-wine

 

8 things you need to know about hard root beer

Known to some as the most popular craft beer in 2015, hard root beer has gained traction in the market and grabbed the attention of many.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2016/01/14/things-need-know-hard-root-beer/78804750/

All his ‘Bottle Shock’ co-stars savored, will miss Alan Rickman

Sad news of the passing of Alan Rickman no doubt has legions of Sonoma County actors and vintners recalling fondly the actor’s sojourn here while filming 2008’s “Bottle Shock.”

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/5073632-181/smith-all-his-bottle-shock?gallery=5073202&artslide=0

New Ballast Point

Southern California-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion, is readying two new brews. The first, Mango Even Keel (launching in 12-ounce cans), is a 3.8% abv “easy-drinking” beer that’s a fruit-infused take on Ballast Point’s core Even Keel session IPA. The second, Ginger Big Eye (debuting in 22-ounce bottles), is a 7% abv, ginger-spiked version of year-round entry Big Eye IPA. Both will be hitting shelves in the coming weeks

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/227862420/

 

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-09-16

January 9, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-09-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Our 2016 Education/Tasting Events Are Filling Up Fast!

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We Are Excited Once Again To Partner With

Adult Education Programs.

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Franklin

February 9th Valentines Chocolate And Wine Event

 

Medway

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March 8th Wine Tasting 101

April 5th Fudge And Wine Event

 

Tri-County

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February 23rd Oscars Chocolate And Wine Event

April 26th Wine Label Truths And Lies

 

Franklin Wine Club Events

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Gong Into Our 3rd Year We Now Have 300 Members!

This Year We Will Continue With Special Guests And Wines.

The Club Is Also Holding Quini WineUps Working Towards Special

Canadian Wine Rewards.

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/227862420/

Look For More Exciting Education/Tasting Programs Soon!Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Seinfeld Bar Opens

What’s Really In A Glass Of Wine?

Metals In Wine

AND MORE!

Do you Know the Biotech Processes behind Wine and Champagne?

Besides bread based confections, making alcohol from fruit is one of the oldest Biotech’s process

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http://labiotech.eu/did-you-know-the-biotech-processes-behind-wine-and-champagne/

How alcohol affects your appearance

Ever wondered what alcohol does to your appearance?

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https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/appearance/appearance-infographic

Misconceptions About Natural Wines

The subject of natural wines is a very subjective one.  Who defines what “natural” means?

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http://www.novacadamatre.com

Forget Margaritas, It’s Time For Mexican Wine

The adventurous wine-lover should head to Baja California, Mexico’s preeminent wine-making region.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/03/forget-margaritas-it-s-time-for-mexican-wine.html

Wine in Grocery Stores Within 500-ft. of a Liquor Store

Interesting Tennessee groceries stores cant be within 500ft of liquor stores if they sell wine

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http://wgnsradio.com/wine-in-grocery-stores-within-500-ft-of-a-liquor-store-cms-30472

What to do with your leftover Champagne

If the New Year’s Eve celebration got a little out of hand, and you have some opened bottles that lasted longer than your guests, fear not: There are still plenty of delicious ways to keep the party going.

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/01/luxury/leftover-champagne-solutions/index.html?sr=twCNN010116leftover-champagne-solutions0733PMStoryLink&linkId=20030856

Will France’s new wine regions threaten Champagne tradition?

Champagne producers are among the most vociferous opponents of a rule that comes into force on New Year’s Day, and which should open up new French wine regions for the first time in nearly a century.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35204500

SEINFELD-THEMED BAR OPENS IN MELBOURNE

A bar dedicated to Seinfeld character George Costanza has opened in Melbourne, with the actor that played him giving his seal of approval to the venture.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/seinfeld-themed-bar-opens-in-melbourne/

The Importance of Grape Varieties on American Wine Labels

Using a grape variety on an American wine label is not mandatory, but many winemakers choose to do so for several reasons, such as perception of quality to the consumer. Using or naming the variety on the wine label may also convey a better story about what is in the bottle.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/01/05/importance-grape-varieties-american-wine-labels/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b85845fb41-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-b85845fb41-121923797

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ornellaia

Auction circuit darling Ornellaia has spent decades forging a reputation as one of Italy’s finest wines.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/10-things-every-wine-lover-should-know-about-ornellaia

2016 Top 20 Wine Influencers: Who to Follow on Social Media?

I’ve got another news for you as we start the new year, the importance of social media for wine is not going to decrease in 2016 either.

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/06/2016-top-20-wine-influencers-who-to-follow-on-social-media/

What’s Really Inside A Glass of Wine?

Is it really just grapes or are there other ingredients added to make it taste the way it does?

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/whats-really-inside-a-glass-of-wine/

How the Shape of Your Glass Can Make Your Beer Taste Better

That shaker pint you get at the bar is doing your tastebuds no favors, and craft glassware makers want to change that

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http://www.outsideonline.com/2045276/youre-drinking-beer-wrong-rise-craft-glassware

TOP 10 WINE BOOKS OF 2015

From fresh editions of classic reference tomes to scratch and sniff guides for beginners, 2015 saw the release of titles to suit every wine-loving bookworm.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/top-10-wine-books-of-2015/

Metals in wine is a complicated story

Research and anecdotal evidence have started to show that some finished white wines have increased copper concentrations as well as the reductive characteristics caused by the very compounds the copper is supposed to eliminate.

http://www.infowine.com/default.asp?scheda=15041#

Alcohol creep madness: Is is really worth getting upset over these label versus actual differences?

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APP-CONTROLLED DIY COCKTAIL SYSTEM LAUNCHES

Created by at-home entertainment group Bernooli, the system features patent-pending Bluetooth ‘smart spouts’ that automatically measure each pour as guided by the Bernooli Cocktail Discovery App, described as a “cocktail library”.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/app-controlled-diy-cocktail-system-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=596&date=2016-01-06

America’s Best Value Pinot Noirs

These American wineries buck the trend by offering high quality Pinot Noirs for $30 or less.

http://www.winemag.com/gallery/americas-best-value-pinot-noirs/

The big wine lie

Many winemakers have been a little loose with the information shared on their labels

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/06/how-wine-labels-lie-to-us/

Delegat Group: The Family Behind Rising Oyster Bay Wine Label

In export markets, figuring for 90% of its output, the Oyster Bay brand is positioned by local sales teams that can outdo larger international rivals.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2016/01/07/delegat-group-the-family-behind-rising-oyster-bay-wine-label/

Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) Wine Guide

Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) is a full-bodied white wine that originated in southern France.

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http://winefolly.com/review/viognier-vee-own-yay-wine-guide/

The Most Interesting Wines Of 2015

A few teasers: the 2015 MIW list includes four dessert wines, is heavily dominated by Old World beauties, is technically a list of 11 wines instead of 10 (because we had a tie), and has an average bottle price at a whopping $157

http://www.1winedude.com/most-interesting-wines-2015/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+1winedude+%281WineDude%29

HOW A ROOSTER WOUND UP ON EVERY BOTTLE OF CHIANTI

The Chianti Classico region is about 100 miles of land between Florence and Siena.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-a-starving-rooster-made-chianti-classico-famous/

Understanding Chardonnay Across Regions

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether you prefer French or California Chard, or perhaps how Chardonnay from Washington compares to Australia, keep reading!

http://www.coravin.com/blog/UnderstandingChardonnay/

Castle Island Beer Hits Boston Market

Castle Island Brewing first opened its doors on Dec. 11, selling batches of its Candlepin, Keeper IPA and TBD Hoppy American Stout in four-packs of 16 oz. cans directly to tasting room visitors.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-beer-hits-boston-market

15 Things to Know if You Want to Put on a Wine Dinner

There are a few things that I have learned that may (or may not) be of use as you try to plan your own event.

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2016/01/08/15-things-to-know-if-you-want-to-put-on-a-wine-dinner/

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Saké

Beer

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Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

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MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/227862420/

 

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-02-16

January 2, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-02-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Happy New Year!

2016-1

From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine In Films Quiz

Puglia Italy

AND MORE!

What Goes With Craft Beer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Eating With Craft Beer

It’s absolutely possible to enjoy a pint without worrying about pairing it with the “right” food or serving it in the “right” glass. As long as you’re enjoying yourself.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/132027-what-goes-with-craft-beer-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-eating-with-craft-beer

Dogfish Head News

Delaware’s Dogfish Head has detailed plans to release six new entries and bring back six returning favorites in the coming year. Among the newcomers are Flesh & Blood and Romantic Chemistry (a spring seasonal), both billed as fruit-forward IPAs; Belgian-style Tripel Beer To Drink Music To; herb-infused saison Bière de Provence; Seaquenchale, a hybrid of the Kolsch, Berliner Weisse and Gose styles; and Beer for Breakfast, a winter seasonal brewed with Delaware scrapple. Returning Dogfish entries for 2016 will include Squall IPA, beer-wine hybrid Red & White, 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo and World Wide Stout. Concurrently, Dogfish Head will also be removing its Sixty-One and Tweason’ale labels from its 2016 year-round lineup.

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT VERMOUTH IS WRONG

Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine. Basically: wine spiked with brandy, infused with herbs and spices, and sweetened

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/youre-probably-drinking-storing-and-making-cocktails-with-your-vermouth-wrong/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

5 new brews to welcome in 2016

It’s perfect time to look at some new beers – albeit ones from 2015.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/12/5_new_beers_for_2016.html

The U.S. Wine Market Is The Goal Post

Even though it has fallen off over the past few years, growth in American wine consumption has been ongoing for 22 consecutive years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2015/12/28/the-u-s-wine-market-is-the-goal-post/

What to Give a Wine Retailer? The Good Stuff

Merchants weigh in on which vintages they would want—and which they wouldn’t

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-give-a-wine-retailer-the-good-stuff-1450828389

Forget Coffee! Barnes & Noble Is Testing Selling Beer & Wine In Stores

Find Out Where You Can Get Boozy With Your Books!

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http://perezhilton.com/2015-12-28-barnes-and-noble-selling-alcohol-location/?from=post#.VoKT69ZZFBR

Wine in films quiz

Do you think you know the wine Hannibal Lector drinks or the wine Princess Leia throws in Han Solo’s face? Take Decanter’s wine in films quiz and find out how much of a wine film buff you really are.

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz/wine-in-films-quiz-285985/#MjAWlQ9xxdtSojZj.99

Hard soda wars about to foam over

Consumers are shunning carbonated soft drinks, but the hard soda category has plenty of fizz.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/24/hard-soda-wars-about-to-foam-over.html

The hottest food trends in 2016 according to Whole Foods

Americans are looking for more convenient ways to drink wine

BUT Canned wines???

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/12/26/the-hottest-food-trends-in-2016-according-to-whole-foods/21286867/

Spanish wine that’s inexpensive, delicious

What you get from Navarra is a variety of solid wines at a lower cost than the wines from more-famous Spanish locales. You like lower costs, right?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-wine-navarra-spain-food-0101-20151229-story.html

Prescribing Red Wine: An Rx for the End of Life

The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in France offers a wine bar to palliative care patients and families “to help them relax and speak freely…in an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/856346

Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim

Winemakers willfully mislead consumers by changing the percentage of alcohol on bottle labels

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12073517/Sore-head-Wine-contains-more-alcohol-than-manufacturers-claim.html

Pinocchio Barrique Wine Aging Bottle

This small wine barrel is shaped like a bottle and is designed to hold and age a bottle of wine using natural processes

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http://thegadgetflow.com/portfolio/pinocchio-barrique-wine-aging-bottle/

A new generation of neighbors for R.I.’s Narragansett Beer

Ten years into its revival, the iconic brewery is hotter and hipper than ever, far beyond the Ocean State.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151230/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151239989

PUGLIA: ITALY’S VALUE WINE REGION

Puglia, in the south of Italy, is an area of great beauty that is better known for its fantastic food culture than its wines.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/puglia-italys-value-wine-region

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Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016

English bubbly to over-the-top wine tours and celebrity brands, Pursuits’ critic Elin McCoy uncorks her predictions for the year to come.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-30/eight-ways-the-wine-world-will-change-in-2016

HOW DID THESE SPIRITS BRANDS PERFORM IN 2015?

Economic, political and cultural influences steered the course of the spirits world this year, but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2015 realised?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/how-did-these-spirits-brands-perform-in-2015/

Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers

The Golden Age of Sommeliers might be over soon

http://ny.eater.com/2015/12/29/10670732/end-of-the-sommelier-2016

Video Watch Concrete Wine Tanks Be Made

Sonoma Cast Stone has been designing and manufacturing concrete fixtures in the California Wine Country for 20 years, and their concrete wine tanks were designed in consultation with the winemakers of the region with the expressed purpose was to make the world’s greatest wines.

https://youtu.be/EfL3kjFhcdM

Fans are going crazy for this Quidditch-themed Harry Potter beer pong game

Harry Potter fans are going to want to crack open a few butterbeers and grab some ping pong balls — this Quidditch Pong set looks totally awesome.

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http://www.techinsider.io/harry-potter-quidditch-beer-pong-2015-12

7 of the biggest myths about beer debunked

The drink is also commonly misunderstood.

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http://www.techinsider.io/the-biggest-myths-about-beer-2015-12

 

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