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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-14-17

August 14, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-14-2017

 

Signs Of Fall Coming Are Everywhere!

Football Pre Season Has Started, Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Out And Fall Wine Education/Tasting Events Are Scheduled.

That’s Right School Is Starting Soon!

Check Out Our Updated Events:

http://www.franklinliquors.com/education.html

 

New L.E.D. Lights Installed

We upgraded our lighting from fluorescent to L.E.D.

The wines on our racks will be so much safer with this light.

Also our wine tasting/education room has much more light to examine wines during events.

Read all about how fluorescent light affect wine.

Conventional fluorescent lighting generates more energy at the shorter wavelengths which include the

Damaging wavelengths which can produce a detectable change in the wine in a matter of hours”

http://www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/UV%20&%20wine%20quality%20May%2708.pdf

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Six Ways Wine and Weed are Similar — and One Major Difference

DNA to Define Your Wine Tastes

Wine and weed: An economic match made in heaven?

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Pot is the new alcohol

The alcohol industry – now eight decades after states ratified the 21st amendment and ended prohibition – generated $475 billion in economic activity and $110 billion in wages in 2014.

Across the United States, more than 4.5 million people work in alcohol-related jobs. Alcohol production, distribution, sales, and service is one of the biggest industries in the country.

http://www.businessinsider.com/pot-is-the-new-alcohol-2017-8

Drinking Organic Wine Won’t Prevent a Hangover

While people often blame sulfites for causing hangovers, experts say evidence does not support this.

http://time.com/4865734/organic-wine-health-benefits/

The perfect wine glass: 7 tips for matching shape to grape

The profile of your stemware can have a big impact on the taste of what’s inside. A panel of experts reveals the best vessels for everything from bubbles to Barolo

http://www.christies.com/features/Guide-to-wine-glasses-8476-1.aspx?sc_lang=en

Alcohol by Virtual Reality

The drinks industry is entering a new space, engaging consumers through immersive virtual-reality storytelling

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/alcohol-by-virtual-reality/

Boston Rock Band Releases New Album On A Beer Can

Collaboration between a local band named The Lights Out and the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville is taking the classic pairing in a novel direction.

http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/07/31/music-on-a-beer-can

5 ways to make wine taste better in summer

So before you dump that bottle out, here are five suggestions for making a wine taste better in summertime.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/wine_press_5_ways_to_make_wine.html

Enjoy 3 Glasses of Wine a Day? This 29-Year Study Says You Might Live Till You’re 85

Don’t get too happy. But getting a little happy might be in order.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/enjoy-3-glasses-of-wine-a-day-this-29-year-study-h.html

All About Albariño Wine

Albariño (“alba-reen-yo”) is a high-quality, light-bodied white wine that grows primarily in Spain and Portugal. It’s loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, dry taste, and subtle saltiness. For seafood lovers, Albariño is a fantastic choice for food pairing with exquisite dishes like ceviche, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and shrimp.

http://winefolly.com/review/all-about-albarino-wine/

Hit or myth: Should we obey the seven rules of wine?

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, the experts came to the conclusion that wine shouldn’t always be allowed to breathe, that the traditional pairings with fish and meat are not set in stone, and that a bottle of red can benefit from some time spent in the fridge.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/hit-myth-should-obey-seven-rules-wine/

Beer Alignment Chart

We’re all different drinkers with different preferences. When it comes to finding out what’s going to hit the right spot, where do you land?

https://oct.co/essays/octobers-beer-alignment-chart?utm_source=oct_nl_

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO

In essence, key to the character of Prosecco is the location, grape variety and the production method.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-prosecco/

 

Your summer beer party guide, plus how to select the perfect keg

Don’t stress about the beer run; here are tips on brews with which to fill your cooler.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-summer-beer-20170802-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=c1439801eb-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+3%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-c1439801eb-36686829

 

Wine and weed: An economic match made in heaven?

California wine grapes have a cash value of about $5 billion annually compared to an estimated $7 billion for the state’s marijuana crop

http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7273650-181/wine-and-weed-an-economic?artslide=0

 

5 reasons you should drink this new type of sparkling wine now

Now, there’s a new kid on the block: Pét-nat.

That strange term is slang for pétillant-naturel, a French term that basically means naturally sparkling.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/04/trend-alert-five-reasons-you-should-drink-pet-nat-wines-now/

 

7 Science-Backed Ways Beer Is Good for Your Health

A beer a day may keep the doctor away.

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/7-science-backed-ways-beer-good-your-health-ncna788986

Meet Black Chardonnay

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

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/meet-black-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=54955027&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8g_kib95AczDqEL5jiBX4jYjyBuDUTRW4N8AvYxY3md4Q-ZENZanCwowbeyHESsAvzl3eRJaWEsQzZPhCH7I2pZg-aNTIS16BwQ23du-pRLwv_ls4&_hsmi=54955411

DNA to Define Your Wine Tastes

Science wants to work out your wine preferences by DNA profiling

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/08/dna-to-define-your-wine-tastes

Wine Expert Explains Why Screw Tops Are Better Than Corks On Wine Bottles

Forget the corkscrew.

Bottles of rose, red, and white wine, in the vineyard.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/screw-top-wine_us_59834fc1e4b06d488874ba2d

What’s Wrong with Your Wine: 7 Common Problems

How to tell if you should send back the bottle.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/whats-wrong-your-wine-7-common-problems

Beer Styles Explained, From IPA To Pilsner And Beyond

It’s time you learned your IPAs from your Pale Ales.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beer-styles-for-dummies_us_59831692e4b06d48887468d9?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=49f475d5a7-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+4%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-49f475d5a7-36686829


Ruffles does craft beer pairings

Potato chips go well with beer, and Frito Lay has paired versions of Ruffles chips with craft beers from across the country

http://wtop.com/business-finance/2017/07/ruffles-does-craft-beer-pairings/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=49f475d5a7-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+4%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-49f475d5a7-36686829

 

The Mouse Crisis

It sometimes came up on red wines but never on whites. Now, the stuff is everywhere, even on sparkling wines. This mouse has gone wild. Right now it is a far larger problem than cork taint

http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2017/08/the-mouse-crisis.html

 

An introduction to Alsace Gewurztraminer – the extrovert of wine

Get to know the explosively aromatic wine; from how to pronounce the variety, to the best food pairings to enjoy with a bottle.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/alsace/gewurztraminer-guide/

 

What you need to know about Chilean wine

Things have changed since then — since 20 or 30 years ago — and a lot of the changes have been for the better

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-chilean-wine-food-0804-20170802-column.html

 

A GUIDE TO BEER GLASS VARIETIES

One of the most important parts of serving a quality beer is serving it in the right kind of glass

https://www.pjponline.com/help/article/a-guide-to-beer-glass-varieties/

 

In the market for fine wine? Don’t get burned

Anybody who’s going to spend a decent amount of money purchasing wine, whether it’s pre-arrival or futures or even buying old and rare wine in the secondary market, it behooves the buyer to do a little bit of research online

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/04/the-american-greed-report-in-the-market-for-fine-wine-dont-get-burned.html

 

Doubleback double down

Drew Bledsoe Winery and wine line expansion

http://www.union-bulletin.com/things_to_do/food_and_wine/doubleback-double-down/article_23ae1212-7a47-11e7-83e4-4fc474d312e1.html

New App

Taste, a new app that crowdsources restaurant and bar reviews, has launched in 29 U.S. markets. The app offers a twist on the concept of user generated reviews: instead of rating a restaurant on a numeric scale, Taste’s users choose a favorite restaurant in each of the app’s categories (coffee, burgers, drinks) and the app displays whichever restaurants receive the most votes. Taste is available for free for iPhones and can be found on the App Store.

Low Calorie Beer: More Choices than Ever…But Be Careful!

There are still no light craft beers out there.

https://gomadhops.com/low-calorie-beer-more-choices-than-everbut-be-careful/?utm_content=buffer0170f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

US STATE ISSUES WARNING OVER COPPER COCKTAIL MUGS

High concentrations of copper are poisonous and can cause foodborne illness, it said, as copper can leach into foods when it comes into contact with acidic foods.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/us-state-issues-warning-over-copper-cocktail-mugs/

 

Beer-pong-loving golfers have another new product to take to the tailgate

Where Beer Pong Golf seems to have found a niche is with the ability to customize each board. For fans of sports teams, the company has a customizable slot at the top that allows you to pair your love of a particular team with the board.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/beer-pong-loving-golfers-have-another-new-product-to-take-to-the-tailgate

 

5 Top Grapes Behind Italian White Wines

Let’s have a look at the grapes behind this historic, and inspirational country’s white wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/08/08/5-top-grapes-behind-italian-white-wines/

 

Six Ways Wine and Weed are Similar — and One Major Difference

Surprisingly there appear to be many similarities between the wine and cannabis industries, which suggest potential collaboration and mutual support. However, there is one major looming difference as well. Following are the six key similarities between wine and weed:

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=188022

 

New Jim Beam

Beam Suntory has extended Jim Beam with a new Vanilla flavor. Jim Beam Vanilla is a blend of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey with Madagascar vanilla bean liqueur. The new entry is at 70 proof and retails at $16 a 750-ml. bottle. Joining Apple, Kentucky Fire, Honey and Red Stag in the Jim Beam flavor range, Jim Beam Vanilla is debuting nationwide across the on- and off-premise markets.

 

New Gansett

Rhode Island-based Narragansett Beer has released Bancroft Up or Down Ale, the latest entry in the brewer’s collaborative Hi Neighbor Mash-Up series. Created in partnership with Rhode Island’s Bancroft Tennis Company, Bancroft Up or Down Ale is a 4.2%-abv brew made with Cascade and Chinook hops. The new offering will be available in six packs of 16-ounce cans ($10.99), distributed across New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia, as well as Portland, Oregon and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, September 21     Noble Grape Varieties

A great introduction to the basics of wine grapes and the six varieties that produce most of the wines that consumers are familiar with. We’ll discuss what makes these grapes so special, where you’ll see them grown, and which famous wines you’ll find them in. And of course we’ll taste all six!

 

Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

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

 

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

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

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2340

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 08-07-17

August 7, 2017

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

08-07-2017

 

We Want Your Corks!

Did you know we are a cork-recycling center?

We have partnered with ReCORK, North America’s largest natural wine cork recycling program.

Did you know?

Every year, the equivalent of over 31 billion bottles of wine are consumed worldwide. Too many of the corks used as stoppers in these bottles are thrown away and litter our landfills.

 

Want to check if your cork can be recycled?

CORKwatch is a database of wines with natural corks curated by wine lovers for wine lovers.

https://recork.org/corkwatch

 

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Era of wine shop specialists waning

Wine trade secrets revealed at OIV Wine Marketing Program

Men in supermarkets

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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The best beer and brewery in each state

Zymurgy, a magazine published by the American Homebrewers Association, asked its readers to nominate their 20 favorite beers available in the U.S. The following is a look at what was then determined to be the top beers and breweries in each state.

http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/the-best-beer-and-brewery-in-each-state/collection_06593b05-e9c6-542c-b413-c71b7ed68f24.html

Why Beer + Wine Apps Are Thriving

Liquor industry sales jumped 4.5% in the U.S. in 2016, and in America alone, alcohol is a $220 billion industry.  It’s no surprise, then, that the app ecosystem for alcohol — especially beer and wine — is fairly robust.

http://info.localytics.com/blog/cheers-why-beer-wine-apps-are-thriving?success=true

Wine glass necklaces are here for anyone who wants to drink wine on the go

Hands-free wine, it’s the future, probably.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/28/wine-glass-necklaces-are-here-for-anyone-who-wants-to-drink-wine-on-the-go-6813033/

 

Scientists to settle dispute over taste of wine in bottles with corks versus screw caps

They are going to study wine drinkers’ brains while they sip. The event, Neuroenological Tasting—The Grand Cork Experiment

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-scientists-dispute-wine-bottles-corks.html

 

A Guide to Pairing Sake and Dessert

Sake need not be reserved exclusively for sushi night.

https://www.musingsbytheglass.com/musings/sakeconfectionhypothesis

 

Do We Still Need Sommeliers in Restaurants?

Restaurant operators and wine directors weigh in with wine service models they’ve found successful, and discuss the evolving roles of wine professionals on the floor

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/voices/do-we-still-need-somms-in-restaurants/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=54724766&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–Jz_1rQfZzi9p_e66Abt6HI0izp1Qj_04NPgIf_MEF6hVRnTIffoTBpJ3uwU0XXdvljvgSaBIyvAvkqCIRbJwlvonGb_K7XsK8vWcEWFCk-trZxG8&_hsmi=54724766

 

Is Your Beverage Salmon-Safe?

Beer, wine, and spirits producers in the Pacific Northwest are leading the charge to protect salmon habitats

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/is-your-beverage-salmon-safe/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=54724766&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–x4hPcnPF6milnkuwqT-btjdcgrLLqhUXhY2WHfhl5aqkhAXZLYCVibjjZ57suJWeFuoDnR2ac_tAj1kj_ZezB1yJ8ffbSgI3-I4or7RhU087ThHw&_hsmi=54724766

 

The Science of Smoke Taint

How fires near vineyards can affect a wine’s sensory details, imparting smoky aromas and putting the wine at risk

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-smoke-taint/

 

Men in supermarkets

Women, as they do the grocery shopping, are picking up the mass-market brands and private label wines that represent the majority of the world’s vinous output.

Surveys are showing that up to 49% of all US households have a man doing the grocery shopping. There are plenty of reasons for this, from the rise of single male households, to changing gender roles, to a growing interest in food and cooking.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/men-supermarkets

 

Simplifying Germany’s Label Game

Modern German labels break with tradition in the best sense of the word. They’re eye-catching, simple, stylish and not full of meaningless information.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/simplifying-germany-s-label-game

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How to: perfectly pair beer and summer appetizers

These simple apps take minutes to make; add in the perfect beer and your festivities will last for hours.

http://draftmag.com/how-to-pair-beer-and-summer-appetizers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4165d11d4d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+28%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4165d11d4d-36686829

 

Smirnoff marks Watermelon Day with new flavor

Released ahead of National Watermelon Day (3 August), Smirnoff Sourced Watermelon is made with Smirnoff No. 21 and real fruit juice from concentrate, along with other “natural flavors” and is recommended kept refrigerated once opened.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/07/smirnoff-marks-watermelon-day-with-new-flavour/

NY RESTAURANT ENFORCES ‘ONE DRINK’ POLICY ON PARENTS

A New York restaurant has banned at least one adult dining with children from drinking more than one alcoholic beverage in a bid to reduce collisions caused by drink driving.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/ny-restaurant-enforces-one-drink-policy-on-parents/

Total Wine Claims Victory In Massachusetts Pricing Suit

Massachusetts judge Robert B. Gordon has sided with Total Wine & More in the retailer’s suit over spirits pricing against the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Gordon ruled that alcohol retailers like Total Wine may pass on bulk discounts to consumers.

In January, Total Wine’s Massachusetts licenses were suspended by the ABCC for allegedly selling liquor below cost. The retailer claimed that the ABCC was ignoring bulk discounts the company was set to receive from wholesalers once the retailer ordered sufficient quantities of liquors, effectively misinterpreting the true cost of the goods. In his decision, Gordon wrote “there was clearly no predatory pricing carried out in this case” and these types of discounts are what “the law should promote rather than punish.” In a statement, Total called the decision “a victory for consumers and a validation of Total Wine & More’s commitment to lawfully provide consumers access to the best values possible on the products we carry Massachusetts.”

However, Judge Gordon did not rule on Total Wine’s argument that the Massachusetts price floor violates U.S. anti-trust laws. Retailers are still prohibited from selling liquor below cost in the state. Total Wine’s victory merely allows companies to more accurately adjust prices based on volume discounts. According to the Boston Globe, the ABCC has not decided whether to appeal.

New Coppola in Cans

California’s Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released its Diamond Collection white wines in 250-ml cans. The brand’s Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are now available in four-packs for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at the winery, online and in select retailers and on-premise locations throughout the U.S. The new releases follow Coppola’s Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and Sofia Rosé in cans; the former was the company’s first foray into canned wine, launched in 2004. The Diamond Collection was roughly flat at 1 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank

Follow the Leader – Ridge’s Historic 2016 Monte Bello Will Be 100% from Organic Grapes

Labeling the words “organic” on the bottle – even if it’s just the back label – is the only way you will find out who’s not using Roundup (glyphosate), which, as of July 7, will be labeled officially as a carcinogen in the state of California. So, ask wineries to step it up – and follow the leader, Ridge

http://winecountrygeographic.blogspot.com/2017/06/follow-leader-ridges-historic-2016.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WineCountryGeographicGreenGuidesToFineWines+%28Wine+Country+Geographic%3A+Green+Guides+to+Fine+Wines%29

Oktoberfest Is Out

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released Oktoberfest 2017, a German-style fest beer brewed in collaboration with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger. Brewers from both companies met at Sierra Nevada’s Mills River, North Carolina brewery to create a malt-driven, traditional Oktoberfest lager balanced by German hops. The 6.1%-abv beer is available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and cans nationwide. Oktoberfest 2017 is the third collaborative beer the company has produced for Oktoberfest.

FRAUD SCANDAL ROCKS FRANCE’S LEADING BULK BOTTLER

It is alleged that part of the fraud included passing off as much as 300,000 hectolitres (over 3m cases) of wine classified as Vin de France as Côtes du Rhône, Châteauneuf du Pape and other AOC.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/fraud-scandal-rocks-frances-leading-bulk-bottler/

UPS pumps up wine and spirits shipping services

UPS is helping wineries reach consumers living in 24 of the top 35 wine importing countries, and distilleries in 9 of the top 25 spirit importing countries

http://www.americanshipper.com/main/news/ups-pumps-up-wine-and-spirits-shipping-services-68277.aspx?source%3DLittle4#hide

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Consumers Short-changed Again on Shipping

The accessibility of wine is being reduced as delivery companies police the shipping law instead of state agencies.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/08/consumers-short-changed-again-on-shipping

Piedmont Growers Go Nuts over Barbera

Worldwide demand for hazelnut spread is luring growers into planting nuts instead of grapes

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/piedmont-growers-go-nuts-over-barbera

The Future is Bright for US Wine in 2017: Statistics from 2016 Paint Rosy Picture

Positive Stats for US Wine Industry in 2016

Revenues for US Wine Sales = estimated $39.8 billion, a 5% increase from 2015 (Wines & Vines, 2017)

Total US Wine Sales Revenue including imports = estimated $60 billion (Wines & Vines, & BW166, 2017)

Total Cases Shipped = 399 million, up 3% from 2015 (GFAWine, 2017)

Growth: 2016 is the 24th consecutive year of grown for US wine sales

https://lizthachmw.com/2017/01/31/the-future-is-bright-for-us-wine-in-2017-statistics-from-2016-paint-rosy-picture/

 

Wine trade secrets revealed at OIV Wine Marketing Program

Eye opening read about the big wine companies!

Constellation spends $51 million a year on digital advertising now, up from $4 million 7 years ago.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2017/07/wine-trade-secrets-revealed-at-oiv-wine.html

 

Beer recommendations for rosé lovers

There are many craft beers that offer flavor and character akin to a light and refreshing rosé.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-rose-20170727-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8081c77aac-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+31%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8081c77aac-36686829

 

CLOUDY BEER? WHAT THE SEDIMENT IN YOUR GLASS IS ALL ABOUT

Call it sediment, flakies, yeasties, or whatever you want, it’s here to stay.

https://vinepair.com/articles/cloudy-beer-what-the-sediment-in-your-glass-is-all-about/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8081c77aac-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+31%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8081c77aac-36686829

 

Grapes of the Rhone Valley: Picardan

Picardan is rare nowadays, but its first mention in the historical record from 1715 talks about it being “very common”, with “greenish, sweet and soft berries”.1  It was cultivated under various names, including Araignan Blanc, Oeillade Blanche, and Gallet, in much of the south of France

http://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2017/07/grapes-of-the-rhone-valley-picardan.html

Flavor scientists create a lexicon of terms to describe nuances of rum

Researchers at the University of Illinois were interested in creating a rum flavor lexicon, but needed to find a way around the biggest problem with tasting rum—sensory fatigue.
https://phys.org/news/2017-07-flavor-scientists-lexicon-terms-nuances.html

 

Pretend To Buy A Bunch Of Wine Based On How The Bottle Looks And We’ll Guess Your Age

Fun to try pick wines and will guess your age. Mine was high by 8 years.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhudspeth/choose-bottles-of-wine-based-on-their-labels-and-well-guess?utm_term=.pujzJZ6ob7#.chWqaGPR8k

10 Unconventional Wine Pairings: What to Drink With Hot Dogs, Scrambled Eggs, Elote, and More

You can drink wine with practically everything. Truly. Chicago-style hotdog? Toasted marshmallows? Salt and vinegar potato chips? Scrambled eggs? There’s a wine for each and every one of these dishes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2017/07/28/sommeliers-talk-about-the-best-wine-and-food-pairings-2017/#47c28a3c5c31

Nightmare food and wine matches – From the sommeliers

It’s their profession, but even sommeliers struggle sometimes. We find out some of their toughest food and wine pairings…


http://www.decanter.com/learn/nightmare-food-wine-matches-sommeliers-372763/#SJVTFYT2y9R3t8gA.99

Love Pairing Beer and Food? Check Out the Updated Beer and Food Course

Whether you’re a culinary novice or an expert, this course is filled with copious amounts of information that will improve your beer and food offerings

https://www.craftbeer.com/news/craftbeer-com-news/craftbeer-updated-beer-and-food-course

WHAT IS TENNESSEE WHISKEY?

Made up of a minimum 51 percent corn and aged in new charred oak for at least two years, the final product comes in at around 40 percent alcohol.

https://thebacklabel.com/what-is-tennessee-whiskey/?rs_oid_rd=50749334876054&utm_source=retention_science_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=thursday_7_27_17#.WYCoUa2ZOSM

GUIDE TO PORTUGUESE WINE

You are probably inclined to think that Portugal is only famous for its sweet Ports, or even it’s less popular (but still well-known) island wine, Madeira. Yeah those wines are chill and all, but nowhere as cool as the hidden gems that Portugal’s still table wine has to offer.

https://thebacklabel.com/guide-to-portugese-wine/

Trust us, there is logic behind wine pricing

What causes prices to be the way they are? Basic economics would dictate a limited supply of product would be the first to cause a price elevation, but expert opinions also have an elevating effect.

Sunday liquor sales will start this weekend in Minnesota just in time for the big July 4th weekend. At Bridgeview Liquor in Moorhead, a sign draws attention to a summer wine sale Friday, June 30, 2017. Dave Wallis / The Forum

http://www.wctrib.com/4302806-trust-us-there-logic-behind-wine-pricing

All about fake oak

What is fake oak? Why do winemakers use it instead of oak barrels? How can I spot it?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/all-about-fake-oak/

Are You Team Pinot Or Team Pot?

The battle between the Wagner family and their neighbors could be a sign of clashes to come as cannabis becomes a legal crop in more states. Wine producers fear for their grapes if weed grows nearby; weed growers say those fears are unfounded.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alysonmartin/pinot-vs-pot?utm_term=.kkEgPMZ6GL#.munyBmlNv2

EXPERT REVEALS GERMAN WINE SECRETS

Germany is well known for superior winemaking, perfectly evolved grape varieties, and of course terroir.

http://www.snooth.com/articles/expert-reveals-german-wine-secrets/

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Is mead barrel-aging the next big thing in beer?

Mead-makers have begun to age more of their creations inside oak, opening up a whole new world of flavor possibilities for brewers.

http://draftmag.com/is-mead-barrel-aging-the-next-big-thing-in-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=f87d85be10-The+Daily+Brew%3A+August+1%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-f87d85be10-36686829

Veraison: When Grapes Turn Red

One of the most important moments in a grapevine’s annual lifecycle is the onset of ripening, when the grapes turn from green to red and naturally begin to sweeten. The French call this process veraison (“verr-ray-zohn”). Veraison also occurs in white grapes, but without the color changes–white grapes simply become more translucent.

http://winefolly.com/review/veraison-when-grapes-turn-red/?mc_cid=ad3170f661&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Introducing … perfume that smells like vino.

Jones’ New York-based company, Kelly + Jones, sells a variety of wine-related perfumes, including chardonnay and cabernet. But Notes of Rosé  is especially delicious.

http://www.freep.com/story/life/shopping/georgea-kovanis/2017/07/27/rose-wine-perfume/501257001/

 

Era of wine shop specialists waning

As wine retailers grow larger and larger these days, and smaller shops struggle, some of the mass marketing concepts (think supermarkets) I once read about have come back into play. But with fine wine, they can never replace the human touch.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7199951-181/berger-on-wine-era-of

 

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Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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Sulfites In Wine

Lets talk sulfites!

“Contains Sulfites” is one of the truths on a wine label.

If you see it the wine has over 10ppm sulfite in it.

( 1PPM=1 milligram per liter (34oz) )

If you see the USDA seal there are less than 10ppm and no “added sulfites”

Organic grapes used will say contains sulfites but have less than 100ppm

 

There is NO evidence that sulfites cause headaches. Also keep in mind that sulfites are the only additive that the government requires to be listed. Than can be over 60 other additives that are not regulated. Those are what you should be worried about.

 

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‘Red Wine Headache’: what triggers the migraine?

The link between drinking wine and having a headache has been discovered, and sulfite is not the culprit.

http://us.blastingnews.com/food/2017/07/red-wine-headache-what-triggers-the-migraine-001860897.html

 

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Sulfites in Wine

There are plenty aspects of wine and winemaking that are misunderstood, but few as publicly or brutally as sulfites.

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/sulfite-free-wine

Reality

The average wine has about 80ppm and no wine by law can contain more that 350ppm. Here is a comparision of other items with sulfites

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More People Are Using Cannabis – Are Fewer People Drinking?

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UNEXPECTED PLEASURES: RUCHÈ FROM PIEDMONT, ITALY

Ruchè (pronounced /ru kei/ roo-kay in English), is a lesser-known, dark-skinned red wine grape primarily grown in Piedmont, Italy. The origin of the Ruchè grape is still uncertain. One theory claims that Ruchè is indigenous to the town of Asti. Some say it has Burgundian roots. Ruchè has been grown in the area for more than one hundred years but it was not until the late 20th century that Ruchè wine has been marketed and consumed outside of Italy.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/unexpected-pleasures-ruch-from-piedmont-italy

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If you like apps and technology check out the 19 crimes app.

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12 Essential Bourbons for Your Liquor Cabinet

While there are dozens of bourbons we could recommend, here are twelve to know and to drink—from low-end to high, well-known to a little less so.

WE HAVE 8 OF 12 IN STOCK!

http://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/essential-bourbons-your-liquor-cabinet#maker’s-mark

What wine to drink when you’re cooking with sherry

When you’re cooking with sherry, what wine do you pair with the finished dish?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-wine-pairing-spanish-chicken-food-0721-20170719-story.html

BREAKING NEW GROUND: WINE AND WEED LEADERS COLLABORATE ON BIODYNAMIC SONOMA VALLEY POT FARM

Benziger has been a long-time advocate for biodynamic farming at his former wineries, Benziger Family Winery and Imagery Winery. I

http://www.emeraldreport.com/room-grow-benziger-sparc-collaborate-biodynamic-sonoma-valley-pot-farm/

Unearthing California’s Pre-Prohibition Wine Roots

From the time of California’s first wine harvest around 1782 to the passage of the Volstead Act in 1920, the state has had a twisted and complex winemaking history filled booms and busts. But if you hunt around you can still find traces of the area’s pre-Prohibition roots. These historic sites and wineries offer a glimpse of those earlier times.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/unearthing-californias-pre-prohibition-wine-roots

Beer Remains the Preferred Alcoholic Beverage in the U.S.

Americans who drink alcohol continue to say they most often choose beer (40%) over wine (30%) and liquor (26%). Beer has typically been the preferred alcoholic beverage in Gallup’s trend.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/214229/beer-remains-preferred-alcoholic-beverage.aspx?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=bf9295ac01-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+19%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-bf9295ac01-36686829

How to Day Drink Without Getting Trashed, Sleepy or Sick

So if you’re ready to approach getting liquored up with the precision of a chess champion, consider one or all of the following pieces of advice.

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/07/18/drink-alcohol-sleepy-hangover/

Cask strength

The vessels that take wine from grape to bottle, through fermentation and maturation, have a huge impact on how it tastes. Here Martin Hudson MW explores the world of barriques and botte, concrete and clay

http://bbrblog.com/2017/07/18/cask-strength/

 

How to Match Your Lipstick to Your Wine

“Lipstick is so feminine, but there’s nothing worse than having a dark merlot stain on a fresh coat of petal pink lipstick. You just have to be strategic to enjoy a perfect, long-lasting pout!”

http://www.eonline.com/news/868230/bachelorette-kaitlyn-bristowe-shares-how-to-match-your-lipstick-to-your-wine#photo-830172

 

Marketing and the human touch

As wine retailers grow larger and larger these days, and smaller shops struggle, some of the mass marketing concepts (think supermarkets) I once read about have come back into play. But with fine wine, they can never replace the human touch.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-marketing-and-the-human-touch/article_8f28cba6-2303-5bce-b332-1c47a8bf74f6.html

 

9 Mistakes We All Make When Buying Wine

There’s nobody alive who doesn’t love a good bargain. Getting something great for a lower than average price is one of the joys of life, and it fills us with a sense of superiority and smugness which is difficult to beat. Unfortunately, more often than not, risking the bargain buckets and budgets shelves while buying wine pretty likely to end badly.

https://learn.winecoolerdirect.com/wine-buying-mistakes/

 

Update On Craft Beer Seal

  • Less than a month since its launch, the Brewers Association’s Independent Craft seal has been adopted by over 1,250 brewing companies. The seal, an upturned beer bottle with “Independent Craft” in bold type, signifies that the product is made by a Brewers Association-certified, independently owned craft brewer. The seal is intended to allow consumers to differentiate between independent brewers and companies that have recently been acquired by macrobrewers. According to the BA, the brewers who have signed on to use the seal represent roughly 50% of the craft beer market by volume.

 

New Ipswich Beer

Massachusetts-based Ipswich Ale Brewery has debuted Bramble On, a blackberry-infused sour beer. The 5%-abv brew was made with fresh blackberry puree and kettle soured with a lactobacillus yeast blend. The new offering will be available in kegs and four-packs of 16-ounce cans across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and North Carolina. Bramble On is the latest release in Ipswich’s Brewer’s Collection Series, a line that highlights small batch products.

SOUR BEER, EXPLAINED

Here’s everything you need to know before you order one.

https://vinepair.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sour-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=121606df47-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+21%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-121606df47-36686829

French 2017 wine output may fall to record low after frosts

Wine production in France, the world’s second-largest producer, at 37 million to 38.2 million hectolitres, down from 45.5 million in 2016.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-wine-idUSKBN1A61EE

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH CICERONE

Components of Cicerone’s instructional materials will be incorporated into UVM’s fully online Business of Craft Beer Program, and students will be eligible to take the first level Cicerone Certification exam at no extra charge.

https://vtdigger.org/2017/07/20/university-vermont-business-craft-beer-program-partners-cicerone/

Deutsch Extends With Martignetti Cos. In Three New England States

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has inked new five-year distribution deals with Martignetti Cos. in three New England states. Under the new accords, Martignetti will continue to handle Deutsch’s wine and spirits brands—including Yellow Tail, Josh Cellars, The Calling and Redemption whiskey—in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Deutsch Family CEO Peter Deutsch said, “Martignetti has actively collaborated with us to aggressively grow our New England business. We’re confident they will continue to deliver in all three states.”

Massachusetts is the seventh-ranked state nationally in terms of wine consumption at 12.4 million cases in 2016, according to Impact Databank, while New Hampshire and Rhode Island are ranked 27th and 35th respectively.

New Dogfish Head Beer

Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery has released Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout. The new beer—an update of Dogfish’s original World Wide Stout—was brewed with barley and Madagascar vanilla beans, and then aged in 10,000-gallon oak tanks. The 16%-abv Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout will be available across Dogfish Head’s 37-state distribution network in both on- and off-premise markets, retailing at $36 a four-pack. According to the Brewers Association, Dogfish Head is the 14th-largest craft brewer in the U.S.

ARCHAEOLOGIST FINDS PROOF OF BIBLICAL VINEYARD

Several wine and olive presses were discovered including the largest ancient winepress in Israel found to date, along with more than 100 bottle-shaped pits carved into the bedrock

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/archaeologist-finds-proof-of-biblical-vineyard/

 

Will New Hampshire ever catch up with Vermont in the beer-reputation race?

New Hampshire now has more craft breweries and brew pubs than Vermont (60 compared to 48, as measured by the latest issue of Yankee Brew News) and more than twice as many breweries per capita as Massachusetts (5.4 compared to 2.2, according to the Brewers Association).

A colorful beer flights is illuminated against a bright sunset. 4 glasses of different beers are set on a wooden board and table outside.

http://www.concordmonitor.com/VERMONT-BEER-breweries-craft-beer-11345974

 

The secret life of airline wines

A look behind the scenes at the airline wine world, to find out how they satisfy the thirst of millions of passengers, and what their mammoth wine purchases mean for the market. Plus, what’s best to drink in the air?

http://www.decanter.com/features/airline-wines-secret-life-372891/

 

A look at wine sales on cruise ships

The impressive selection and competitive pricing on ships can come as a surprise to those used to selling wine through regular channels. The combination of buying in large volume, sourcing in multiple markets, and purchasing wine duty free makes the cruise ship wine market one of the most lucrative – and diverse – in the world.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/look-wine-sales-cruise-ships

 

More People Are Using Cannabis – Are Fewer People Drinking?

Cannabis use increased from 10.4% to 13.3% between 2002 and 2014.  Of those who do use cannabis, the average number of days per year in which they used cannabis increased from 10 to 16.3.  Total days of use then, across the whole population more than doubled.  Did people give up on wine?

https://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/single-post/2017/07/20/More-People-Are-Using-Cannabis—Are-Fewer-People-Drinking

 

Should the wine industry be talking about wine and health?

Name any major vineyard region across the globe and you’ll probably find a local university that’s carried out some kind of study into wine and health.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/should-wine-industry-be-talking-about-wine-and-health

 

An Introduction to Prosecco

Prosecco sales grew 32% in 2016 over the previous year, helping elevate sparkling wine consumption 11% overall.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/features/b/chris-tanghe/posts/prosecco

 

Are Flying Vineyard Drones Creating Better Wine?

Vintners are using aerial drones to improve vines, bottom lines and what ends up in the bottle. But will the art and instinct of winemaking be impacted?

http://www.winemag.com/2017/07/20/are-flying-vineyard-drones-creating-better-wine/

 

The “Health Benefits” of Wine

Is natural/organic wine healthy?

http://www.vineration.com/blog/the-health-benefits-of-wine

Zero Gravity Expands Distribution to Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Together with the expert team at Atlantic Beverage Distributors we will be supplying both Massachusetts and Rhode Island with beer previously only available in Vermont.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/zero-gravity-expands-distribution-massachusetts-rhode-island?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=55e8d5bd25-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+24%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-55e8d5bd25-36686829

‘What is an IPA?’ A beer guide for casual drinkers, beer nerd-wannabe’s and everyone in between

If you’re still not 100 percent sure what an IPA is, what hops do or what the difference between an ale and a lager, this guide’s for you.

http://www.masslive.com/food/2017/07/what_is_an_ipa_a_beer_guide_fo.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=55e8d5bd25-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+24%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-55e8d5bd25-36686829

ALCOHOL CAN IMPROVE MEMORY CLAIMS STUDY

The effect noted by the researchers has been shown under laboratory conditions before, but this is the first study to test it in a natural setting, with people drinking in their homes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/alcohol-can-improve-memory-claims-study/

The Six Most Delicious Wines You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Pecorino? Nascetta? Gringet? If you don’t know these long-sleepy grape varietals, get yourself educated. They’re the next hot thing in wine.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-24/the-six-most-delicious-wines-you-ve-probably-never-heard-of

How cork is fighting back in closures battle

To say that the cork industry suffered a near-death experience ten to 15 years ago as screw caps and synthetic stoppers grabbed market share would be an exaggeration. But there is no denying that the first years of this century were tough for the sector.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/the-buyer-on-the-road-how-cork-is-fighting-back-in-closures-battle/

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Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale

Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale is a bold, invigorating brew made with a fresh, crisp finish and notes of citrus, reminiscent of a clear alpine day. It is lightly carbonated and comes packaged in a standout green glass bottle and label.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/pabst-releases-small-town-brewery-not-fathers-mountain-ale?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=6529f29652-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+25%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-6529f29652-36686829

 

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Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

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Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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What Wine Would We Recommend To The Pope?

The Pope released technical specifications for wines to be used during mass:

Must be “natural” BUT sulfites are ok.

Alcohol level must be under 20%

Can be Red, White or Rosė

Grapes cant be harvested in the rain

So what would we sell if you wanted to drink what the Pope recommends?

Well just about all wines will work.

So please drink, as the Catholic Church requires.

Related Stories:

Pope orders ‘natural’ wine for Holy Communion
‘The wine that is used in the most sacred celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice must be natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances.

‘Great care should be taken so that the wine intended for the celebration of the Eucharist is well conserved and has not soured.’

Officials added, ‘It is altogether forbidden to use wine of doubtful authenticity or provenance.’

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/pope-natural-holy-wine-communion-372322/

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2017/07/the-pope-natural-wine-can-contain.html

VATICAN BANS GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION WINE

There are two stages during the wine making process where gluten may be introduced.

The first is the practice of using a flour paste to seal oak barrels. The second is the practice of fining, which is done to clarify wine. Gluten can be used to fine wine, but more often a different agent like egg white, gelatin or isinglass is used, making it non-vegan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/vatican-bans-gluten-free-communion-wine/

 

 

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Definitive proof that expensive wine is always a ripoff

Wine snobs will be pleased to know that the well-priced vino is described as having black cherry, plum and cranberry aromas, and intense flavors of cinnamon and toasted oak with balanced acidity and soft tannins. It’s said to pair best with rich, creamy pasta dishes, meat and barbecue. Everyone else will just be thrilled it’s under $10.

http://nypost.com/2017/07/14/definitive-proof-that-expensive-wine-is-always-a-ripoff/

A simple guide to wine terminology and varieties from the Alsace

Discover the versatile wines of Alsace, one of France’s most scenic enclaves, and some simple wine terminology to encounter a mouthwatering world of flavor.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/alsace/wine-terminology-a-simple-guide/

The Complete Guide to Botrytis

There are many ways of making sweet wines, but the most famous examples use a potentially deadly method.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/the-complete-guide-to-botrytis

The 55 Best Summer Beers Of All Time

Warning: you’re gonna wear out your bottle opener.

http://www.delish.com/food/g2788/best-summer-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=60ae43ede7-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+14%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-60ae43ede7-36686829

The Use of Ozone as an Alternative to Sulfites in Winemaking

The use of sulfites in winemaking, while extremely common, has come under scrutiny in recent years for a variety of reasons (sometimes legitimate and sometimes ridiculous), and alternatives to the practice have been and are currently under study all over the world.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/07/ozone-alternative-sulfites.html/

How Much Is A Pint Of Beer?

Did you know that depending on the country you live in, from 20% up to 64% of what you pay for a pint of beer goes to taxes?

https://www.minibrew.io/blog/how-much-is-a-pint-of-beer/

 

Why The California State Fair Is Good For The Wine Industry

When you think of the California State Fair, does wine instantly come to mind?

http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2017/07/12/insight-071217c/

 

Making wine in India – Not for the faint-hearted

This is a country with 32 states, 1.2 billion people, 22 languages, 100 dialects. It’s the furthest you can get from a homogenous society, and to date wine represents less than 1% of all alcohol consumed, representing maybe 0.016 litres per head. But it’s the biggest whiskey consumer in the world, and you cannot overlook the potential. Things have started rolling, and they are going to keep rolling’.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/wine-in-india-sula-winery-372502/

 

Innovate or Die – Wine Innovation in Hospitality

A recent report by a notable agency –CGA Strategy – says that just 25% of consumers who drink wine at casual dining venues rate the quality as very good. This rates a rather lowly 17th out of 18 in drinks categories that it measured. The same research reports that the number of restaurants has grown by 21% and that the group that drinks wine is over 3 times more likely to recommend the restaurant and more persuaded to re-visit it at a later date.

https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/07/innovate-die-wine-innovation-hospitality/

 

Web-based alcohol distributor LibDib ends first 100 days with 600 brands

In the spirit of independence, here’s an update on Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based sales platform. The startup is celebrating the completion of its first 100 days and is now offering almost 600 craft spirits, wines, ciders and beers on their proprietary platform.

https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/web-based-alcohol-distribution-libdib-ends-first-100-days-with-600-brands/

 

COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF FRANCE: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC

The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to France’s wines, including the major regions, the grapes that grow there, and their famous blends, along with general facts about French wine.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-of-france-map-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e08dbb0318-Jul_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e08dbb0318-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e08dbb0318-38937345&mc_cid=e08dbb0318&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How much alcohol do Americans drink? – This interactive chart offers detailed demographic data.

 

Into the Weeds with Wine

Moe Momtazi and family have cultivated 480 acres of prime Yamhill County hillsides, growing their award-winning grapes and making Maysara wines (a Persian term meaning “house of wine”).

Adjacent to Momtazi’s property, their neighbor, Richard Wagner, planned to grow cannabis. But Momtazi worried that the cannabis might taint his wines with the “skunky” aromas and flavors of the pot; he sued and brought the case before the three Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, even though Wagner had not yet planted a single pot vine.

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20170713/wine/weeds-wine

 

Why Magnum Bottles of Wine Actually Taste Better than Normal Bottles

With wine, bigger really is better

There are clear, scientific reasons why they’re better formats for storing and serving wine.

https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/large-wine-bottles-magnums

 

Sulphur dioxide: friend or foe?

Many winemakers consider it essential for consistency and quality in wine. What is SO2, and why are moves by some to abandon its use so contentious?

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/news/Decanter%20Features/sulphur-dioxide-friend-or-foe-simon-woolf

 

The magic of making bubbly

Champagne is all about fun. We love those cascading bubbles, that vivacious zing and the laughs that follow. It symbolizes celebration. But for a winemaker, champagne and other “methode champenoise” sparkling wines present winemaking’s greatest challenge.

Sparkling Pointe. Photo by Randee Daddona

http://northforker.com/2017/07/12/78506/

 

Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

On the elegant terrace of a winery overlooking the vineyard-covered hills of Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, a dozen invited guests are sipping pinot noir, nibbling hors d’oeuvres and taking hits off a water pipe.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/10/535822257/pairing-wine-and-weed-is-it-a-california-dream-or-nightmare

 

The Next New Zealand? Reflections on Cyprus Wine Industry in Transition

“Cyprus wines? Not really sure I have ever had one. Do they make much wine in Cyprus?”

https://wineeconomist.com/2017/07/11/cyprus-wine-today/

 

Want To Know What That Wine Blend Is? Too Bad, It’s COVFEFE

The Desert Rock Wine Family has released its newest brand, Covfefe, and it’s top secret.

https://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=186928

New Seltzer

Vivify Beverages has launched Itz Spritz, billed as a gluten-free naturally-flavored alternative to malt-based hard seltzers. The 4.2%-abv seltzer is made from a proprietary sugar cane-derived alcohol base. The brand is launching with three flavors: Golden Pear, Cucumber Lime Twist and Elderflower Citrus. Itz Spritz is available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans at a suggested retail price of $10.99 and in 12-pack variety packs at $19.99 in Massachusetts, South Carolina and North Carolina. The brand will soon expand into Georgia as well.

 

New Sam Adams

To celebrate the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of the craft beer industry, Samuel Adams has collaborated with five different breweries across the country to brew a limited release 12-pack for the first-time ever, aptly named The Brewing the American Dream Collaboration Pack.

http://allaboutbeer.com/news/samuel-adams-brewing-the-american-dream/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=01affffd05-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+17%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-01affffd05-36686829

 

 

How to Balance the Negative Effects of Post-Workout Boozing

Drinking after working out probably isn’t a great idea, but there are ways to help balance the negative effects.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/evdmjk/how-to-balance-the-negative-effects-of-post-workout-boozing

 

CAVA’S 12 ‘GRAND CRUS’ REVEALED

Cava has added the first twelve sites to its new single vineyard classification ‘Cava de Paraje’, which was first proposed by the Cava Regulatory Board in May 2015 .

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/cava-unveils-first-single-estates-classifications/

 

TEN GRAPE MYTHS AND LEGENDS

A good story is a great aid for a winery or a region. It adds romance, it makes the place memorable and people like to remember little stories and facts to tell their friends.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/ten-grape-myths-and-legends/

 

The Guide to Finding Great Cognac

Cognac is a brandy made from the white wine grapes grown in the Cognac region of France. Learn how to find great Cognac by understanding the region, the aging classifications, the major brands, and what to look for on the label.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-guide-to-cognac/

 

Tiny Liquor Bottles Could See Price Hike After Ban Effort

Maine’s liquor agency is proposing to raise retail prices on liquor including the tiny alcohol bottles that survived the Republican governor’s efforts to ban their sale.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maine/articles/2017-07-17/tiny-liquor-bottles-could-see-price-hike-after-ban-effort

 

Yellow Tail and Casella Wines

Yellow Tail US sales were worth $281 million in 2016, which ranks it at no. 5 overall, behind the domestic brands Barefoot ($662 million), Sutter Home ($358 million), Woodbridge ($333 million) and Franzia ($330 million).

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/07/yellow-tail-and-casella-wines.html

 

This is What Sustainable Wine Certification in California Really Means

Some Sonoma wine growers aren’t happy that an organization tells them how to do business and grow. But the bigger issue is that Sonoma’s sustainable certification process doesn’t ban synthetic herbicides. It allows growers to use Monsanto’s Roundup, which contains glyphosate. Many kitchen gardeners, a lot of the general public, and sustainable and organic farmers and winegrowers take issue with Roundup. Their concern is for good reason.

http://www.organicauthority.com/what-sustainable-wine-certification-in-california-really-means/

 

PROBIOTIC BEER IS HERE

In every three ounces of the drink, there at at least 1 billion probiotics, the daily amount recommended by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

https://thebacklabel.com/probiotic-beer/?rs_oid_rd=48335563255702&utm_source=retention_science_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tuesday_7_18_17#.WW6W4jOZOT8

CHINA AND THE US LEAD AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORT GROWTH

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/china-the-us-lead-australian-wine-export-growth-in-2016-2017/

We lack a universal vocabulary when it comes to wine

Even when we use the exact same words to talk about it, we often mean different things.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/19/divided-by-a-common-language/

You Can Make Sparkling Wine in Your SodaStream

But you really, really, really shouldn’t.

http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/sodastream-wine-is-a-very-bad-idea-article

 

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

Save The Dates!

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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COMING SOON!

Foxborough

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Is Your Wine Vegan?

Did you know many wines are NOT vegan friendly?

Animal products are used to clean and give wine body and texture.

Do not trust the websites and apps to tell you if a wine is vegan.

At Franklin Liquors we verify with the winemakers/winery before we label wines as vegan friendly.

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Interesting Article Related

Milk, eggs, fish and their derivatives, like casein, the protein in milk, are sometimes used in the fining process to clarify the wines, and to remove stuff some deem undesirable. Other animal-based products are sometimes used to address issues like mouthfeel.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/contains-milk-two-words-lead-down-the-rabbit-hole-of-wine-labeling-wait-is-that-model-nude

 

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ME Regulators To Take Up Ban On Sale Of Miniature Liquor Bottles

The prolonged debate over the merits of a five-cent deposit on 50-milliter liquor bottles officially ended last month, when lawmakers rallied to override the governor’s veto of the proposal. But now the governor wants the Maine Liquor and Lottery Commission to ban the sales of nips in the state to reduce not only incidents of littering, but also drunken driving.

http://mainepublic.org/post/regulators-take-ban-sale-miniature-liquor-bottles#stream/0

Maine liquor panel rejects ban on ‘nips’

By a 4-1 vote, the panel declined to go along with a recommendation to “de-list” the 50-milliliter bottles

https://bangordailynews.com/2017/07/11/politics/maine-liquor-panel-rejects-ban-on-nips/

Thinking inside the box: how cask wine became cool again

Cask wine, box wine, goon bag – whatever you call it, wine in a box has a bad reputation. But wine enthusiasts are changing all that

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/07/thinking-inside-the-box-how-cask-wine-became-cool-again

American Wine Consumers Overwhelmingly Prefer Cork Closures

Cork Seen as a Marker of High or Very High Quality Wine by 97% of Consumers

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/07/06/american-wine-consumers-prefer-cork

Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality

Intensive agricultural practices are causing concern as chemicals reach the water table.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/pesticides-threat-to-champagne-water-quality

Budweiser Unveils New State Packaging

11 states will see their namesake on Budweiser bottles and cans as part of the brand’s latest evolution of its iconic summer packaging.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/budweiser-unveils-new-state-packaging?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=92d218ff40-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+6%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-92d218ff40-36686829

The 50 best IPAs in America

We asked every brewer we know to send us their IPAs: 386 bottles, cans, crowlers and growlers later, we found our 50 favorites.

http://draftmag.com/50-best-ipas-america/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=92d218ff40-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+6%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-92d218ff40-36686829

Advocates see a chance to raise Mass. alcohol tax

As Massachusetts lawmakers debate new taxes on marijuana of anywhere from 8 to 28 percent, public health advocates say there’s another drug that needs a tax hike: alcohol.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/05/what-would-happen-mass-loosened-its-alcohol-laws/rPOkbpdfKDuOUfsi1Zx3FJ/amp.html

 

What’s up with organic wines?

By any measure, wine made with organic grapes and wine labelled as organic – two completely different products under US law – are a small part of the US market. Even allowing for price, Nielsen figures say they’re only 2.7% of the market between $10.00 and $15.00, and 5.4% between $15.00 and $25.00, while their growth has slowed and was only one-third of that of similarly priced conventional wines over the past year.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/whats-organic-wines

How to explore the world of wine without going broke

Patronizing several stores for this reason: retail buyers have their own preferences. When you’re starting out you want to taste a wide range of styles and wines to get familiar with the whole spectrum, not just what one buyer is into.

https://growlermag.com/wine-education-on-a-budget/

100-year-old woman’s secret to longevity? Wine

“I like my wine. Don’t take it away from me,” she said.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/07/100-year-old-secret-longevity-wine/458268001/

Are Hand-Picked Grapes Better Than Machine-Harvested?

Despite the romance of hand-harvested vineyards, technology and cost are tempting vintners to turn to machines. But does either option lead to better wine?

Arm wrestling with a robot. The struggle of man vs robot.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/07/06/are-hand-picked-grapes-better-than-machine-harvested/

Italy’s sparkling new breed of old varieties

Think of ‘sparkling’ and ‘Italy’, and ‘Prosecco’ is usually the word that springs to mind. Prosecco is barnstorming the world, on track to sell 412m bottles by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. But Italians themselves are moving in a whole new direction.

Think of ‘sparkling’ and ‘Italy’, and ‘Prosecco’ is usually the word that springs to mind. Prosecco is barnstorming the world, on track to sell 412m bottles by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. But Italians themselves are moving in a whole new direction.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/italys-sparkling-new-breed-of-old-varieties

Craft beer in America goes flat

A slowing beer market and the might of AB InBev has small brewers worried

https://www.economist.com/news/business/21724864-slowing-beer-market-and-might-ab-inbev-has-small-brewers-worried-craft-beer-america

How to sample wine online

A British start-up called the Decanting Club (link is external) has come up with an ingenious solution to this problem. Subscribers to its service – for £10.00 to £40.00 ($13.00 to $42.00) per month – receive 150ml pouches of wine through the post. For each of these, there’s a video clip allowing the recipient to taste along with an expert.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-sample-wine-online

Has Champagne lost its sparkle?

Recent market headlines suggest that Prosecco has over-powered Champagne, with sales of the Italian newcomer growing at a significant pace well ahead of the French traditionalist. The knockers would say that Champagne has lost its sparkle.

http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/07/champagne-lost-sparkle/

9 Underrated Classic Beers Everyone Needs to Drink

These beers are often overlooked, but some of the best classics at your local beer store.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/9-underrated-classic-beers-everyone-needs-to-drink.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=db3d737f6e-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-db3d737f6e-36686829

 

Natural Wine Producers in Europe Certified Free of Trace Pesticides by Laboratories

A great result has been recently reached by VinNatur. None of the 80 samples analysed in order to check wine quality contained traces of pesticides, thus confirming that VinNatur offers consumers real guarantees and not simply declarations.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=186681

 

Vinome launches the First DNA-based Wine Experience

Curated wine program pairs customers’ DNA with fine boutique wines

Vinome is one of the first companies to apply the science of taste and the vast body of genetic research to a new and broadly accessible experience –a groundbreaking connection between a person’s DNA and lifestyle.

THIS IS AMAZING!!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vinome-launches-the-first-dna-based-wine-experience-300483886.html

https://www.vinome.com

 

The three styles of Californian Chardonnay

The grape was first planted just East of San Francisco in the early part of the Twentieth Century by Carl Wente who bought his first vines from Montpellier.

http://www.the-buyer.net/tasting/wine/history-chardonnay-california-told-six-wines/

 

Italian Red Wines to Enjoy in the summer

Italian red wines that you can enjoy even in the hot, summer days.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2017/07/italian-red-wines-for-the-summer.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=d750fcf9e9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-d750fcf9e9-294676161

 

Wineries fight in court to decide whose red is really ‘essential’

Bogle is being sued in federal court in Sacramento by another company over which has the right to use the term “essential” on its wine labels.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article160123369.html

 

Dogfish Head Releasing Lupu-Luau IPA

A coconut-centric India Pale Ale brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water. Clocking in at 7.3% ABV and 45 IBUs, this unique take on a tropical IPA

https://www.brewbound.com/news/dogfish-head-releasing-lupu-luau-ipa?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fb51544b53-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+10%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fb51544b53-36686829

 

Winter is Here – New Game of Thrones® Beer from Brewery Ommegang Arrives this Fall

Winter is Here! An 8.3% AVB Belgian-style double white ale with the fearsome Night King emblazoned on the label, Winter is Here will be available in 750ml single bottles, on draft, and also paired alongside previously released Fire and Blood Red Ale in a collectible gift pack complete with a commemorative glass.

http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/new-game-thrones-beer-brewery-ommegang-arrives-fall/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fb51544b53-The+Daily+Brew%3A+July+10%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fb51544b53-36686829

 

How Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep — And What You Can Do About It

Five ways to protect your sleep from that last glass of wine before bed.

Young woman posing in her house drinking wine

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-alcohol-affects-sleep_us_595fbd02e4b0615b9e91273c

VATICAN BANS GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION WINE

There are two stages during the wine making process where gluten may be introduced.

The first is the practice of using a flour paste to seal oak barrels. The second is the practice of fining, which is done to clarify wine. Gluten can be used to fine wine, but more often a different agent like egg white, gelatin or isinglass is used, making it non-vegan.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/vatican-bans-gluten-free-communion-wine/

CHAMPAGNE PRONUNCIATION GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

How do you say all those tricky words that surround everyone’s favorite effervescent drink?

http://thebacklabel.com/a-champagne-pronunciation-guide-for-beginners/#.WWS6HTOZN8e

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Wine from Amazon

The awesome thing about wine is that it is very often delicious and you can find it in many places that are not a worldwide retailer that wants to mine you for your data. Go to a wine store that seems like it knows what it’s doing; ask a few questions; buy a few bottles from a human. It will be a far more enjoyable experience than buying from Amazon.

http://www.gq.com/story/why-you-shouldnt-buy-your-wine-from-amazon/amp

WINE RANGE FOR DOGS LAUNCHED

Created by American company Apollo Peak, the range includes a ‘Chardognay’, ‘Malbark’ and ‘Zinfantail’, along with a ‘Champagne’ made with chicken and apple, and a ‘Doggy Mary’ cocktail made with natural bacon flavor.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/wine-range-for-dogs-launched/

The ‘French paradox’ turned out to be an illusion, but it led to some interesting research

One factor that had been ignored was that the French diet was generally healthier than other nations at the time, falling under the definition of a Mediterranean diet

http://theconversation.com/the-french-paradox-turned-out-to-be-an-illusion-but-it-led-to-some-interesting-research-78196

How Important Are Tasting Notes?

Scores are important for the reader to gauge a professional critic’s overall qualitative placement of a wine vis-à-vis its peer group. However, it is also vital to consider the description of the wine’s style, personality, and potential.

https://winejournal.robertparker.com/how-important-are-tasting-notes

Coravin screwcap launches in Aus

Great idea to sample screw cap wines

http://winetitles.com.au/dwn/details.asp?ID=23480

 

RARE PROHIBITION ‘GRAPE BRICK’ THAT TURNS INTO WINE

Winemakers ensured that their grape bricks carried a warning not to leave it in water for too long in case, heaven forbid, it should begin fermenting and turn to wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/rare-prohibition-grape-brick-that-turns-into-wine/

 

What Types of Red Wines Are “Good” for You?

Some wines have significantly higher amounts of “good stuff” in them.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/what-types-of-red-wines-are-good-for-you/

 

What’s the Least Dehydrating Alcohol?

Warm weather boozing is a must, but some drinks are more taxing than others.

Three coctail drinks served in different glasses.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/whats-least-dehydrating-alcohol

 

45 States That Allow Underage (under 21) Alcohol Consumption

45 states have exceptions to allow underage consumption of alcohol under certain circumstances. Five states (Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire, and West Virginia) have no such exceptions.

http://drinkingage.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=002591

 

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

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Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-10-17

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( In 1978 Our Family Bought Jimmies )

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( Our Location In Center Of Town 1978-1986 )

 

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‘The Sideways Effect’: How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry

Is Anyone Still Pretending Cannabis Legalization is Good For Wine?

How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

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The Best of Riesling winners announced

The winners of the world’s biggest and most prestigious Riesling competition were announced

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/best-of-riesling-winners-announced

Why Nova Scotia excels at sparkling wine

Canada’s wine industry seems to have broken free from the shackles of being known simply as a producer of great icewine

http://montrealgazette.com/life/food/why-nova-scotia-excels-at-sparkling-wine

 

The One Shift In Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere

It is not our job to drink wine. It is our job to sell wine, or write about it, or make it, or market it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2017/06/27/the-one-shift-in-thinking-about-wine-that-could-help-professionals-everywhere/#22967b077615

BREWERIES DABBLE WITH BEER-INFUSED SAUCES

Barbecue sauces, steak sauce and mustards—on top of beer-infused food products like praline-coated nuts, brittle and truffles

http://allaboutbeer.com/article/breweries-dabble-with-beer-infused-sauces/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e52dee5e97-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+30%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e52dee5e97-36686829

Is That Craft Beer You’re Drinking Really Craft? A Handy Guide

There’s a good chance that locally brewed beer you’re drinking is actually a part of a giant multinational corporation.

http://fortune.com/2017/07/01/craft-beer-budweiser-miller/

Who grew the grapes in the wine you’re drinking? The label has some clues.

Do you read the back label on a wine bottle, either before you buy it or while you’re drinking its contents?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/who-grew-the-grapes-in-the-wine-youre-drinking-the-label-has-some-clues/2017/06/30/d9892c54-5d17-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.26420e40e911

Right-wing website’s wine club may be violating U.S. law

It’s quite clever; amusing on several levels, beyond turning Hillary Clinton’s biggest verbal misstep into a wine label.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2017/06/right-wing-websites-wine-club-may-be.html

Following the wine renaissance in Poland

Poland is mainly associated with the production of beer and vodkas. After all, Poles are among the biggest consumers of both drinks. However, there is a slow, but insistent, transformation taking place with more and more wine on the tables.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/following-wine-renaissance-poland/

 

US Firsts In Wine

Take a moment to appreciate the history of some of the United States’ firsts in wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/us-firsts-in-wine/

 

Taking a Good Look at Wine Labels

It is also valuable to be aware of what some research suggests could attract consumer attention and what some brands are doing to encourage wine drinkers to “engage” with their bottle and (hopefully) share their experience with others.

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/taking-a-good-look-at-wine-labels/

Liquor Laws Outpaced by Technology

As the number of delivery apps in the US grows, players are trying to sort out the rules.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/06/liquor-laws-outpaced-by-technology

 

The Science of Chilling Wine

How to serve the perfect glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio and debunks some commonly held myths.

http://www.bu.edu/today/2017/how-to-chill-wine/

WINE IN AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

While California dominates US wine production, wine is being made in nearly every corner of the nation

http://thebacklabel.com/wine-in-america-infographic/?rs_oid_rd=44676251119510&utm_source=retention_science_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sunday_7_2_17#.WVpCFzOZOT8

 

Beer and Ice Cream for Dinner

Because it’s summer and because beer and ice cream are incredible bedfellows, we’ve come up with a few different beer float recipes for you to try at home. Dinner is served.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/beer-and-ice-cream-for-dinner.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=16791d8d9d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+29%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-16791d8d9d-36686829

Buffalo Trace creates single estate barrels for Bourbon

Bourbon distiller Buffalo Trace has taken its single estate ambitions a step forward with the creation of barrels from American white oak trees grown on its premises.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/buffalo-trace-creates-single-estate-barrels-for-bourbon/

CANTI FUELS LATEST FAD IN ITALIAN FIZZ: PROSECCO OVER ICE

Pouring the Prosecco over five to seven ice cubes, depending on the size of glass.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/canti-fuels-latest-fad-in-italian-fizz-prosecco-over-ice/

Wine Pairings with Barbecue

It’s summertime. It’s hot. And, it’s time to fire up the grill!
But what type of wine is best to pair with those foods you’re cooking on the barbie?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/never-fear-the-grill-wine-pairings-with-barbecue/

How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

If you want to talk about the history of immigration in America, or urbanization or the expansion of transportation networks, really any subject that you want to explore, you can talk about it through beer,

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/03/532250762/how-the-story-of-beer-is-the-story-of-america

Getting Americans to Drink More Wine

It’s no secret that the typical diet and relationship to food in many wine-producing countries is of noticeably higher quality than ours.

http://www.buzzbinpadillaco.com/getting-americans-drink-wine/

 

Priorat’s new structure

To talk about the Denominations of Origin (DOs) of Spain is to talk bureaucracy.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/priorats-new-structure

 

7 of the most common myths about beer, debunked

Even regular drinkers frequently cite myths about how beer can get skunked or how many calories dark beers contain.

http://www.businessinsider.com/beer-myths-facts-2017-7/#1-when-beer-gets-skunked-1

 

This new bottle cap from Crown has a built-in lever for easy opens (genius)

To remove the crown from the bottle, consumers simply hold the bottle in one hand, place their thumb under the lever and push the lever upward. Nothing else is need. Plus, much less torque needs to be exerted when compared to the removal of other bottle caps. In addition, the new crown is tamper-proof and can help brands combat counterfeiting.

https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/awesome-new-bottle-cap-crown-built-lever-easy-opens/?utm_source=Craft+Brewing+Business+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0da74822c5-CBBNews_20170705&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e143189ee-0da74822c5-80019125

 

Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers

And guess who is picking up most of the tab?

Five companies that are among the world’s largest alcoholic beverage manufacturers — Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Carlsberg — have so far pledged $67.7 million to a foundation that raises money for the National Institutes of Health,

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/well/eat/alcohol-national-institutes-of-health-clinical-trial.html

Is Anyone Still Pretending Cannabis Legalization is Good For Wine?

According to a survey of 10,000 California Cannabis users, 87% have reduced their consumption of alcohol in reaction to their cannabis use. Meanwhile, 13% have completely ended their use of alcohol.

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2017/07/anyone-still-pretending-cannabis-legalization-good-wine/

Underage alcohol use continues to fall

Putting Lower Alcohol Wine on the Map

Well this won’t be controversial: there’s a new wine map of Napa and Sonoma Counties, and it includes only wineries that make “lower-alcohol” wines.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/putting-lower-alcohol-wine-on-the-map

The outlaw wines of France

What do an orange wine, a Sangiovese from the Languedoc, and Coca-Cola all have in common? The answer is to be found in three words: Vin de France.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/outlaw-wines-of-france

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO BURN OFF WINE, BEER, OR A COCKTAIL

The Wine Neophobia Scale: A New Tool for Determining Wine Preferences and Purchase Behavior

The Food Neophobia scale, there isn’t a comparable scale for wine, though it is known that there exists a population of individuals who are hesitant to try new wines.

http://www.academicwino.com/2016/03/wine-neophobia-scale.html/?utm_content=bufferb38d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Exploring Minerality

Funny how things happen. Until the 1990s, the term minerality didn’t appear in the most acclaimed guides, not even the Oxford Companion to Wine. For wine lovers all over the world, flavors were basically fruity, floral, spicy, herbal…

Then, suddenly, this new word – minerality – emerged to become the trendiest descriptor in the wine lover’s lexicon. Googling it produces more than a million results. The term itself is relatively new: according to a study examining the word’s evolution in French literature, associations between minéralité (minerality) and vin (wine) have increased since 1985. Yet, despite this recent explosion of popularity, a unique definition has not been created.

http://palatepress.com/2017/07/wine/minerality/

‘The Sideways Effect’: How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry

Pinot noir production in California has increased roughly 170 percent since Sideways was released

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/05/535038513/the-sideways-effect-how-a-wine-obsessed-film-reshaped-the-industry

IS WINE GOOD FOR YOU? RUSSIANS TOLD TO DRINK MORE VINO, LESS VODKA

Russia may not be able to stop its citizens from drinking alcohol, but it is determined to at least change what Russians consume. In an effort to improve the health of people in a country that has the highest percentage of deaths caused by alcohol, Russians have now been encouraged to switch their tipple of choice from vodka to vino.

http://www.newsweek.com/wine-good-you-632326

Sugar in Wine Chart

Is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?

http://winefolly.com/review/sugar-in-wine-chart/?mc_cid=3c95017054&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

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