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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Klinker Brick Wines

October 26, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Klinker Brick Wines

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday October 25th 2018






Exploring Klinker Brick Winery

Host: Julie Handle

Great wine begins with a suitable climate and soil, both of which are found in Lodi.  Sandy Loam soil coupled with the hot, cold exchange that graces Lodi from day to night creates a utopic environment to cultivate warm-weather varietals including Zinfandel, Cabernet and Syrah.

The Felten Family own and manage fifteen individual vineyard blocks of “Old Vine” Zinfandel that range in age from 40 to 120 years old.

The Feltens and Klinker Brick have one goal…produce world-class wine.

About Julie

Julie Handel, a native of Lodi, California found her love of all things food and wine while in college, catering events in California’s wine country. After college, she worked in distributor wine sales in San Francisco before moving to Boston to continue what is now 20 years in the wine industry, directing the sales and distribution of such brands as Kendall-Jackson Estates, Robert Mondavi Winery, Ruffino Tuscan Estates, Kim Crawford and The Prisoner Wine Company throughout the Northeast. Her passion is both learning and teaching others about wine. As such, she began a 5 year certification process with the London based Wine & Spirts Education Trust, the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education. Julie currently holds her Advanced Certification and is in her final exams for her Level 4, WSET Diploma. She recently headed back to her roots and love for Lodi wine country and is currently the Northeast Regional Sales Director for Klinker Brick Winery. She resides in the South Shore of Massachusetts with her 8 year old twins.

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The Wines:

 

Wine #1

 

2017 Albarino

Regular Price: $14.99

 

Wine #2:

2017 Rosé

Regular Price: $14.99

Wine #3

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon





 

Regular Price: $19.99

 

Wine #4:

2015 Tranzind Red Blend




Regular Price $12.99

 

Wine #5

2015 Old Vine Zin

Regular Price $19.99

Wine #6

2015 Old Ghost Zin

Regular Price $42.99

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-12-16

November 12, 2016

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Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

A crash course on ice wine

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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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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

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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!

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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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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

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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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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2012 Chardonnay

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750ml $16.99

Napa Fruit 3 months in oak

Wine #2

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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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/

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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

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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/

 

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

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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

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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

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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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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

Medway Community Education

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More Soon!

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

Wine And Chocolate Events

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Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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Food And Wine Events

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The Moonlight Chef

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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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

BestYearEverWine.com

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.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234598476/

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

Event Photos

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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