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Franklin Wine Club Exploring New Zealand Event

March 23, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring New Zealand Wines

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday March 22nd 2018

 

March 22nd 2018

7PM

Exploring New Zealand Wines

Guest Host: Jillian Smith

 

Located in the South Pacific, with the southernmost vineyards in the world, 1,000 miles east of Australia, New Zealand is a sea of thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc. Top 20 in both wine consumption and wine production,

We will of coarse explore Sauvignon Blanc comparing two styles. Did you also know they make a sparkling version? We will have it along with Pinot Gris, Rosé, Pinot Noir AND a Malbec blend yes Malbec from New Zealand!

Jillian will share photos from her trips and tell us all about 7 wines.

These will be great food wines for your Easter meal and gifts!

 

Jillian Smith Bio

Jillian is the Brand Ambassador for Villa Maria Wine Estates. She has been working with the company since 2014 and has covered the MA, CT, and RI markets. The Boston native has had the opportunity to visit Villa Maria’s properties in New Zealand 3 times to familiarize herself with the vineyards, the winemaking, and the team of individuals who craft the wines. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2012 with a degree in Economics and French and has completed her WSET Level 3 in wine certifications.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/248228627/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine A

2016 Villa Maria Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc



750ml $14.99

 

Wine #1

2017 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #3

2015 Villa Maria Pinot Gris

 

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #4

2017 Villa Maria Rosé






750ml $14.99

 

Wine #5

2016 Villa Maria Pinot Noir




 

750ml $17.99

 

Wine #6

2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Red Blend

 

750ml $21.99

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-19-18

February 19, 2018

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-19-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

 

 AND MORE!

Can You Spot The Awesome New Feature On These Weight Watchers Wine Glasses?

It’s so on brand.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a57977/weight-watchers-portion-control-wine-glasses/

 

Senate Committee Set to Ban Wine Shipments to New Hampshire

National Association of Wine Retailers Warns That Hundreds of Thousands of Wines Could Be Off Limits to Granite State Consumers —

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/senate-committee-set-to-ban-wine-shipments-to-new-hampshire-300592979.html

 

2018 statistics on American wine consumption

  • The average retail bottle sale in the U.S. is about $10;
  • What might be more telling is that sales of bottles in the $15-$19.99 range have increased over the past year by “double digits,” and
  • Sales of $8-and-under bottles have decreased.

That is to say, Americans are slowly but surely trading up. Nonetheless, Thach reminds us, $8-and-under bottles of wine (not including boxed wines) still make up 55% of all wines sold in the U.S. It may be a while before the average American attains an actual Napa Valley taste.

 

What is ullage in wine and should you worry?

Ullage is generally used to describe the amount headspace between the closure and the liquid inside a wine bottle, but how important is this and what does it mean for the wine?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/ullage-in-wine-ask-decanter-383430/

German Beer Sales Are Falling

Consumption in the land of Oktoberfest is showing no cheers

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/german-beer-sales-are-falling

Axe-Throwing Bars: Why Mixing Weapons And Beer Is Surprisingly Good Business

At an experiential bar in Brooklyn, alcohol is served with a dash of excitement. The owner of Kick Axe explains why patrons are lining up to hurl hatchets.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40524369/axe-throwing-bars-why-mixing-weapons-and-beer-is-surprisingly-good-business

History Of Johnnie Walker Man

Johnnie Walker’s Striding Man logo is perhaps as iconic as the Scotch itself.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-visual-history-of-johnnie-walkers-striding-man-logo/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=site

PERFECT PAIRINGS: WHAT GROWS TOGETHER GOES TOGETHER

When pairing food and wine, if your goal is to create a regional experience, this is the only guide you need.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/perfect-pairings-what-grows-together-goes-together/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-2-4-18&mc_cid=1373f49729&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WnpVd62ZM9c

How Vermont Beer Created a National Craze

The rise and craze of Heady Topper met its moment in America’s craft beer circles.

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/vermont/articles/vermont-beer-created-national-craze/

 

CANADIAN BREWER FILES TECHNOLOGY PATENT FOR CANNABIS BEER

A Canadian company has filed a technology patent for the production of beer brewed from cannabis, using a method that sees the grains traditionally used to make beer completely replaced with marijuana.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/canadian-brewer-files-technology-patent-for-cannabis-beer/

 

THIS CALCULATOR TRANSLATES YOUR WEEKLY ALCOHOL INTAKE INTO BURGERS AND DONUTS

Three pints of beer contain roughly 510 calories, the equivalent of two burgers, while three large glasses of wine (630) calories translates to eating three donuts per week.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/this-calculator-translates-your-weekly-alcohol-intake-into-burgers-and-donuts/

 

Crunching the Numbers on ‘Diet’ Wine, The Innovation No One Needs

These products bill themselves as guilt-free (or low-guilt) options for anyone hoping to cut corners on the sort of cold-turkey cleanses that can seem to last an eternity.

https://vinepair.com/articles/diet-wine-low-calorie-brands/

All about Indian food and wine combos

Try these Indian food and wine combos to savor some real flavors

https://telanganatoday.com/all-about-indian-food-and-wine-combos

Jameson unveils 2018 St Patrick’s Day bottle design

Irish Distillers has unveiled its seventh annual limited-edition bottle design for Jameson Irish whiskey in celebration of St Patrick’s Day.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/jameson-unveils-2018-st-patricks-day-bottle-design/

The best-selling spirits in the US market

The US is the most highly prized market for ambitious spirits producers – but which are the best-selling categories in America, and how fast are they growing?

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/the-best-selling-spirits-in-the-us-market/

Treasury Wine Estates ramps up consumer engagement with augmented reality app portfolio

CEO says AR platform allows the ASX-listed wine maker to target millennials, tech enthusiasts and the trade

https://www.cmo.com.au/article/632790/treasury-wine-estates-pushes-consumer-engagement-augmented-reality-app-portfolio/

The Three Tier System Sucks And Needs To Go Away

Did you know there are over 125,000 different wines produced each year? Yet your average wine store only has a few thousand of them and over half of the wines on their shelves come from only three companies.

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/tenet-6-the-three-tier-system-sucks-and-needs-to-go-away

How to Be an Objective Wine Critic

In the debate about whether winetasting is subjective or objective we need more nuance.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2018/02/05/how-to-be-an-objective-wine-critic/

Prosecco’s Epic Fail in the New Italian Hotspots in America

What has happened to Prosecco in America? Has it become but a mere commodity,

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2018/02/proseccos-epic-fail-in-new-italian.html

You’ve been drinking wine wrong: Expert reveals the 20:20 rule
White wine is served chilled, while red is best at room temperature – or so the mantra goes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5353525/Expert-reveals-youve-serving-wine-wrong.html

Scientist develops heart disease treatment from red wine

Two antioxidant compounds found in red wine – resveratrol and quercetin – could be used with heart stents in new treatment being developed by a Louisiana State University professor.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/05/Scientist-develops-heart-disease-treatment-from-red-wine#

Absolut launches film featuring naked employees

The new film, called The Vodka With Nothing To Hide, invites viewers on a “revealing” journey, using nudity as a metaphor for Absolut’s production process in Åhus, Sweden.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/absolut-transparency-film-features-naked-employees/

Clone Wars: Selecting the Right Pinot

Which clones are best for different regions—and how winemakers choose them

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/clone-wars-selecting-the-right-pinot/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60459023&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97OjOULR3m109Kf1sMpR7EsMfEa-JBQozmqDjGUZpaKqyDDUH8UtLoUVEZ7fMVxT-Hh0CGSJyUw7B07DyymIGE1luhWREnrokgE-ZrE8a8lUhTMkY&_hsmi=60459408

The Quest for Artisan-Made Cinnamon Whiskey

After the success of Fireball, craft whiskey brands enter the fiery fray

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-quest-for-artisan-made-cinnamon-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60459023&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97OjOULR3m109Kf1sMpR7EsMfEa-JBQozmqDjGUZpaKqyDDUH8UtLoUVEZ7fMVxT-Hh0CGSJyUw7B07DyymIGE1luhWREnrokgE-ZrE8a8lUhTMkY&_hsmi=60459408

4 Reasons Why Long Island Wine Has Never Been Better

By most measures, Long Island wine has never been better. I’m not saying that it’s all good — because it’s not. I’m also not saying that the worst stuff today is even half as good as the best wines from years past  — because it’s not.

http://thecorkreport.us/2018/02/4-reasons-long-island-wine-has-never-been-better/

Cremant: France’s forgotten sparkling wine?

There probably isn’t anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Champagne, the motherland of all sparkling wine, home to glamour, prestige and such iconic names as Dom Perignon. But Cremant, an often excellent quality (and value) sparkling wine that can be found across many of France’s most prestigious regions?

https://www.cellartours.com/blog/france/cremant-frances-forgotten-sparkling-wine

 

Barrel of Possibilities

Oak programs a matter of personal taste

http://www.oregonwinepress.com/barrel-of-possibilities

 

Are Your Wine Bottles Safe by FDA Standards?

Concerned about the quality of your bottles? You should be, because not all wine bottles are created equal, as not all manufacturers adhere to the same standards for material quality and safety.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/glopak-wine-spirits.html#whatsnew

 

The way to instantly tell if your beer glass is dirty 

Once your draft beer is served to you, check whether the carbonated bubbles stick to the sides of the glass. If they do, they’re catching onto soap residue or leftover crud on the walls of the glass. It’s that simple.

https://thetakeout.com/how-to-instantly-tell-if-your-beer-glass-is-dirty-1822781703

 

Chaos reigns in wine names

What’s in a name? In the wine world, often confusion, occasionally chaos.

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2018/02/06/gus-clemens-chaos-reigns-wine-names/309644002/

I tried a subscription service that acts as your personal sommelier for only $30 a month — and I loved it

Trying by the glass makes it possible to taste test high-end wines without having to buy the full bottle.

http://www.businessinsider.com/vinebox-wine-club-review-2018-2

 

Why produce organic wine? ‘If we want to have longevity in the brand, we need to look after the soil and vineyards right now’

For a growing number of wine producers, organic is not just a expanding market to tap into: it’s a fundamental philosophy of their business and a necessity for the longevity of their enterprise and land.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/06/Why-producers-are-turning-to-organic-wine

 

STOP YOUR WINE-ING’ SAYS MILLERCOORS IN CAMPAIGN FOR NEW BREW

Big brewers have been lamenting losing drinkers to wine and spirits for years. But it doesn’t get more direct than this pitch for a new MillerCoors brand: “Stop Your Wine-ing.”

http://adage.com/article/special-report-super-bowl/stop-wine-ing-millercoors-campaign-brew/312285/

 

Craft beer ‘healthier than red wine’, new study finds

We all know that a glass of red wine is good for you, but it turns outs a pint of craft beer is better, it has got more good things in it

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11989794

 

This is why hangovers get worse with age

The trouble is, although there’s lot of evidence that hangovers really do worsen with age, there is very little concrete science as to why this is.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-hangovers-get-worse-with-age-2018-2

 

Interesting Alcohol Market Share Report

 

Is Wine Only Healthy for the Wealthy?

New research reveals more nuances in alcohol’s protective effects on cardiovascular disease

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Is-Wine-Only-Healthy-for-the-Wealthy

 

The way that low strength beer and wine is marketed could be increasing overall alcohol consumption

The marketing strategies behind these drinks are leading people to consume them in addition to rather than as a substitute to stronger tipples, which could be very damaging to their overall health in the long run.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/low-strength-alcohol-beer-wine-increase-consumption-drinking-experts-public-health-a8200221.html

 

Can a Wine Truly Be Great if it Can’t Age?

High-quality Old World wines are renowned for their ability to withstand decades of aging. But if a wine is best young, does that immediately make it inferior?

https://www.winemag.com/2018/02/07/is-a-wine-great-if-it-cant-be-aged/

 

Guarachi Wine Partners Launches New Wine Brand: BACON

Love is in the air … Oh wait, that’s BACON

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180207005563/en/Guarachi-Wine-Partners-Launches-New-Wine-Brand

 

HERE ARE SEVEN CONSUMER WINE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

Market researcher Euromonitor plunged into the spending habits of consumers around the world, revealing seismic shifts in the way we drink wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/here-are-seven-consumer-wine-trends-to-watch-in-2018/

 

Who’s Influencing Your Wine Choices?

But now that the “influencer” industry has started inserting itself into our social media feeds, things have become a bit murkier.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/02/whos-influencing-your-wine-choices

 

A Swirling Controversy is Bubbling Up in Champagne Circles

What is the proper shape of the glass to be lifted when enjoying Champagne?

https://www.theexaminernews.com/a-swirling-controversy-is-bubbling-up-in-champagne-circles/

 

Food and wine pairing in China: ‘Technicalities ruin the fun’

They still only have very basic knowledge about wine and pairing. The concept of wine pairing helps, but won’t make a huge difference in sales

Is this the same in USA??

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/news/food-and-wine-pairing-in-china-technicalities-ruin-the-fun-exclusive-interview

 

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Will canned wine solve all of the wine business’ problems?

Probably not, but canned wine could find acceptance and a profitable niche — just like 3-liter boxes like Black and Bota

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/will-canned-wine-solve-wine-business-problems/

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SOLO-INSPIRED STAR WARS SPACE WINE GLASSES

The space wine glasses have shiny silver stems, and you can replicate them at home with any ol’ wine glass.

https://nerdist.com/solo-space-wine-how-to-star-wars/

 

Forget craft beer. The next craze is non-alcoholic brews

Global consumption of traditional beer dropped in 2015 and 2016. But the market for non-alcoholic beer grew 5% in 2016, according to research firm Euromonitor International.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/09/news/beer-non-alcoholic/index.html

 

What Is Ginger Beer? What to Know About This Drink

Hint: it’s not beer.

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/what-is-ginger-beer

 

GREEN ISSUES DRIVE INNOVATION IN WINE CLOSURES

The environmental impact of stopper production and disposal is rising in prominence – but how green is your closure?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/green-issues-drive-innovation-in-wine-closures/

 

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How New Alcohol Tax Laws May Affect Your Business

The new laws expand the definition of “table wine” by raising the alcohol by volume (ABV) requirement from a maximum of 14% to 16%—a reflection, Kaiser says, of the way American wines, particularly in California, are made. The change represents a 50-cents-per-gallon savings for wines between 14% and 16% ABV. Now, says Kaiser, “you won’t see people manipulating their wine to get lower alcohol content just so they can pay less tax.”

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-new-alcohol-tax-laws-may-affect-your-business/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60563239&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Olm0gk_3uVwk3C-CY7huSzri7iCqyZIoPVkI5s_2sHSMM0vtxP_W5nnMme-FU_PR3Z2QmY7YJ7P-1Lq1ZBDAd_nuAJJnjkOxa9kXlpFJ1Pd4JGNs&_hsmi=60563176

 

Some thoughts on wine quality: an intrinsic or extrinsic property of a wine?

How do we define quality in a wine? Is it an intrinsic or extrinsic property of the wine? That is, is quality something that a wine possesses independent of the occasion of drinking, or the drinker, or not?

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/longer-articles/some-thoughts-on-wine-quality-an-intrinsic-or-extrinsic-property-of-a-wine

 

4 Reasons Why You Should Drink More White Wine

I have a confession. I’ve been drinking more white wine over the last couple years. Here’s why you should too.

http://www.vineration.com/blog/4-reasons-why-you-should-drink-more-white-wine

 

What’s the Deal with Soju?

Discovering the traditional South Korean spirit in honor of the Olympics

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/Soju-South-Korea-Olympics

 

California Grape Crush Report

 

Considering Wine & Weed Events… Not So Fast

In California, elegant wine and weed dinners are becoming a popular trend and you might think that winery owners would be in an ideal position to host such events. But could these decadent pairings of cannabis and fine wine be ending just as they are beginning to take off?  In an ironic twist, the same regulations that now allow for legal recreational cannabis also restrict this recreational pairing

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/02/01/new-regulations-restrict-weed-wine-events

Twisted, Degrading Beer Labels And Names Spoils Industry Success

Some beer companies need to decide whether their product is about developing a taste for the finer things in life or an aid to preying on women.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/09/twisted-degrading-branding-detracts-beer-industry-success/

How to spike your cooking game with hard liquor

It’s no secret that the proper libation can elevate an elegant meal. But have you ever considered incorporating liquor into something other than a cocktail glass?

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-co-hard-alcohol-cooking-recipes-20180210-story.html

The Best Wine Stoppers, According to Sommeliers and Beverage Directors

Just because wineglasses are bigger than ever before, doesn’t mean that you have to (or even want to) finish an entire bottle of wine in one sitting.

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-wine-stoppers-wine-savers-reviews-sommeliers.html

The top 10 countries exporting wine to China

Now You Know Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It

They might tell you after their ‘extensive’ years of wine-tasting and their expensive vocabulary that one wine is better than another, but here’s a tip: feel free to ignore them.

https://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/now-know-wine-snobs-faking

Who writes the stuff on wine bottles?

Glossy flummery can only come after a generous sip

https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/2.1174/who-writes-the-stuff-on-wine-bottles-1.16661735

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-12-18

February 12, 2018

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

02-12-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018:

Top Selling Wine And Beer Holidays in US

  AND MORE!

 

WHAT IS CINSAUT?

Some grapes are more finicky, requiring a light touch, a keen eye and the patience to not tear them out by the roots when they call it quits after a slight change in weather. Others, like the dark-skinned Cinsaut (or Cinsault), are workhorses, extremely tolerant to varying conditions and productive.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-cinsaut/?utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-1-30-18&mc_cid=4477ad8652&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WnDea62ZPos

Need A Substitute For Vanilla Extract? Check Your Liquor Cabinet

You’re in the middle of whipping up some delectable cookies, or some other baked treat, when you realize there’s not a drop of vanilla extract to be found in your kitchen … we’ve all been there before. Short of skipping the ingredient altogether, what can you do to save you recipe?

http://magicvalley.com/lifestyles/simplemost/need-a-substitute-for-vanilla-extract-check-your-liquor-cabinet/article_6e1a8d18-96b7-556a-8af7-cc71dd806e22.html

What to Look for When Shopping for a Wine Cooler

With just a little bit of time and research, you will quickly discover there are a slew of wine fridge manufacturers available, and each has something truly unique to offer.

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/look-shopping-wine-cooler-spnsr/

WHAT IS MOURVÈDRE?

Back when the most I knew about wine was the difference between white and red, I was both awed and baffled by the labels applied to it: fresh-cut grass. Garden hose. Banana. Barnyard floor. And here I was, thinking it was just supposed to taste like old grapes.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-mourvedre/?rs_oid_rd=154309586317206&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-1-28-18#.WnDoqa2ZPos

Top Selling Wine And Beer Holidays in US

What do wine glasses and hamburgers have in common?

People have now realized that there are two ways that increased portions have been happening, the first of which is related to hamburgers and the second of which is related to wine glasses

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-do-wine-glasses-and-hamburgers.html

We may be drinking less wine, but it’s better wine

Boomers are buying less wine. Millennials aren’t picking up the slack. As a result, the growth of wine sales is slowing, while buying patterns are shifting in ways that are sending chills down the collective spine of the U.S. wine industry.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/we-may-be-drinking-less-wine-but-its-better-wine/2018/01/26/db78be64-0224-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.955174af3112

Kevin Durant punches ball into crowd, strikes Bronco Wine’s Franzia in the face

Durant realized his mistake and quickly reacted, running into the crowd to check on Franzia, a member of the Franzia wine family and owner of the Bronco Wine Company, the fourth-largest wine company in the United States.

http://www.modbee.com/sports/nba/article197197294.html

Elvis Presley’s estate loses trademark battle over beer brand

The King looks to be back in the building for beer company Brewdog, which has won the right to use the name “Elvis Juice” for one of its products.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/elvis-presleys-estate-loses-trademark-battle-over-brewdog-beer-brand.html

 

 

Why Beer Brands Should Start Marketing to More Than Just Young Men

Origin’s survey of 2,000 beer drinkers analyzed preferences and habits across gender and generational lines

http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/infographic-why-beer-brands-should-start-marketing-to-more-than-just-young-men/

The Science of Orange Wines

Understanding the processes that yield copper and amber hues in wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-orange-wines/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60293692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8oK3l5B5s3Ion5l4rpxtsm6LICrSC6Nq8CvUHAZIHXrQNKBVgwqPjqPK68zEbOAD9ADRkZR6GEI502vvObP92uw7AX-JkQ1cLF8E0WUigSJXJ6Kuw&_hsmi=60294277

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Announces New Partnership With Dan Cohn and Bellacosa Wine

The company is purchasing a 50% stake in the Bellacosa brand, a North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. The deal is expected to close in February

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=194996

92% of Grapes Grown for Bogle Vineyards Are Now Sustainably Certified

Number of growers following California Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing expands

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=194987

Wine Country Channel launches

The Wine Country Channel is a new TV broadcast network providing wine enthusiasts around the world with numerous channels showcasing the best of where to eat, stay and play when wine country guests visit Napa and Sonoma.

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/yourturn.php?id=1684

How to Pair Wine With Nachos

You must eat nachos because they are among the best food ever invented by man.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/01/wine-chardonnay-nachos-super-bowl.html

TOP TIPS FOR DECODING A WINE LIST

Wine lists can be an unfathomable minefield of names, numbers and regions to the uninitiated, even to the seasoned pro, so any tips that might help one navigate their way through a lengthy list and to a winning wine are welcome.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/top-tips-for-decoding-a-wine-list/

 

 

Measuring Phylloxera’s Impact on the World of Wine

GuildSomm’s Kelli White examines how the aphid-like insect has transformed viticulture

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/measuring-phylloxeras-impact-on-the-world-of-wine/

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Can Amazon’s Alexa hack it as a wine sommelier? We put her to the test

I had heard that wine-pairing apps were being developed for Alexa’s big brain.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/can-amazons-alexa-hack-it-as-wine-sommelier-we-put-her-to-the-test/article37801589/

‘Moonwalker’ Wine Is a Drinkable Tribute to the Apollo Moon Missions

The limited release comes in a range of bottle sizes with labels featuring signatures of three living U.S. astronauts who walked on the Moon.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/moonwalker-wine-us-moon-exploration

Why nebbiolo wines from the Adelaide Hills make drinkers misty-eyed with emotion
Nebbiolo has attracted some seriously obsessive Australian growers and makers over the years, and they have produced some very good examples of the grape.

http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/food-and-wine/wine-and-spirits/why-nebbiolo-wines-from-the-adelaide-hills-make-drinkers-mistyeyed-with-emotion-20180125-h0o5gz

Vegan wine’s growing popularity raises questions about ingredient labeling

The increasing number of people choosing a vegan lifestyle is presenting a new challenge for wine producers.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-01/the-growth-of-vegan-wine-has-exposed-a-problem-in-the-industry/9377544


20-Point to 100-Point Conversion

Great chart to convert

https://www.texaswinejournal.org/20-point-to-100-point-conversion/

Self-Guided Wine Tour of the Willamette Valley

Considering a trip to Oregon wine country? Get tips on where to taste, stay, as well as what you need to know before your visit.

http://winefolly.com/review/self-guided-wine-tour-willamette-valley/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=ff3dadca65-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-ff3dadca65-62472929&mc_cid=ff3dadca65&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Sales Slip 6% For 2017

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates reported a 6.4% net revenue decline to $698 million for the year ended December 31. The winemaker’s shipment volumes were similarly soft, falling 8.6% to around 8.5 million cases, with parent company Altria citing negative impact from “competitive activity, continued trade inventory reductions and slower premium wine category growth.” The company’s full-year results were also hampered by a challenging fourth quarter, during which Ste. Michelle’s net revenues fell 8.5%, to $227 million, and shipments slipped 9.7% to around 2.8 million cases. According to Impact Databank, Ste. Michelle’s 14 Hands and Columbia Crest brands slowed from double-digit growth in 2016 to growth of 2.5% and 1% respectively last year.

Overview of the US Wine Industry in 2018: Stable Growth Forecasted – Based on 2017 Stats

Many of the statistics for 2017 US wine sales are in and the results show steady growth, but with increasing competition from imports and other beverages. The outlook is still positive because it is expected that 2018 will continue to see steady growth pattern of previous years, at around a 2% increase in US wine sales value

https://lizthachmw.com/2018/01/31/overview-of-the-us-wine-industry-in-2018-stable-growth-forecasted-based-on-2017-stats/

Bill that would allow dogs in vineyards passes Virginia House

According to a spokeswoman for VDACS, dogs were never allowed inside Virginia tasting rooms (except service animals) and were only allowed outside at vineyards as of July 2016, under certain guidelines like being on a leash and not being able to sit on the tables and chairs.

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Bill-that-would-allow-dogs-in-vineyards-passes-Virginia-House-471975023.html

Why Are There Falcons In The Vineyards?

The falcons are by no means cutting-edge winemaking tools: The business has been around for decades in Sacramento. The birds are pest control, chasing out the starlings that often nibble through grapes.

https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/techie-wine/content?oid=25772178

What could the ‘Supermoon’ do to wine?

The Supermoon could affect the taste of wines and development of vines around the world, but it’s coming at a good time for vineyards, according to proponents of biodynamics.

https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/what-could-the-supermoon-do-to-wine

 

 

Millennials and Gen X drive new ‘golden age’ for wine

Today’s wine consumers are leaving their comfort zone and embracing a wider range of wines, according to research from Wine Access.

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https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2018/02/01/Millennials-and-Gen-X-drive-new-golden-age-for-wine

Wine Lovers Face Increasing Hurdles Ordering Online

Can’t find a bottle at your local wine shop? States and shipping companies are clamping down on shipping by wine retailers, leaving consumers with fewer choices

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Lovers-Face-Increasing-Hurdles-Ordering-Online

CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE HAD ONE TOO MANY – THE FREE TRANSPORTATION DILEMMA

Welcome to the insanely complicated world of alcohol regulation!

http://www.beveragelaw.com/booze-rules/2018/1/31/customers-who-have-had-one-too-many-the-free-transportation-dilemma-1

Dogfish Head’s New Beer Contains the Active Ingredients in Mace Pepper Spray

The beer was brewed for Beer Advocate’s “Extreme Beer Fest.” The event is being held this weekend in Boston, and is described as “the ultimate throw down of craft beer creativity.”

http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/dogfish-heads-new-beer-contains-the-active-ingredients-in-mace-pepper-spray/

FAMOUS NZ WINERY FACES BACKLASH FOR USING AUSTRALIAN GRAPES

The wines in question are only being sold in New Zealand and all Brancott Estate labelled wines being sold in export markets continue to use New Zealand-grown fruit

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/02/famous-nz-winery-faces-backlash-for-using-australian-grapes/

 

Spirits Sales Rose 4% to $26.2 Billion In U.S. Market In 2017, According To Distilled Spirits Council

Supplier sales of distilled spirits in the U.S market rose by 4%, or $1 billion, last year, to hit $26.2 billion, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Volumes rose by 2.6% to 226 million cases, a rise of 5.8 million cases from the prior year.

Spirits also continued to gain market share against beer, rising 0.7% to 36.6% of the total beverage alcohol market. The increase marks the eighth straight year of market share gains, where each point of market share is worth $720 million in supplier sales revenue.

On the international front, the trade association also projected a new export record of $1.63 billion of U.S. spirits sold around the globe in 2017, up 14.3% over 2016. Consumer tastes for premium American spirits and favorable exchange rates drove global sales, especially to markets where U.S. spirits enjoy duty-free access. Volumes were up 5%.

The top five growth markets by dollar value included the United Kingdom, up $55.7 million to $177.9 million (+45.6%); Germany, up $22.6 million to $123.5 million (+22.4%); Brazil, up $18.9 million to $29.1 million (+186.5%); France, up $15.7 million to $114.1 million (+16%); and Spain, up $14.5 million to $117.1 million (+14.1).

 

New Hess

Hess Family Wine Estates has extended its Hess Select portfolio with the launch of a new Pinot Gris. Retailing at $13 a 750-ml., the Pinot Gris joins Hess Select’s existing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Treo Red Blend. Concurrently, Hess Family Wine Estates is unveiling an updated package across the full Hess Select lineup. The new package, which features a larger label, the Hess Family’s lion crest and the addition of a “Family Owned c. 1978” tagline, will be supported by a new digital and social media campaign, encouraging consumers to “Look for the Lion.” The Hess Select range ($13-$20) accounts for more than 500,000 cases of Hess Family Wine Estates’ roughly 800,000-case volume in the U.S.

Don’t Judge a Wine by the Grape on Its Label

The word “varietal” is among the most misused in wine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/dining/drinks/wine-school-california-grenache.html

 

The Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings you see online are almost always awful. Try these instead

When Girl Scout cookie season rolls around each year, wine professionals watch in horror as their social-media feeds fill with charts and memes that show recommendations from sommeliers of which types of wines to drink with which of these sweet treats

http://www.philly.com/philly/food/girl-scout-cookie-and-wine-pairings-20180201.html

 

Napa wine industry fights to protect Napa Valley name on labels

The loophole, as opponents refer to it, allows wineries that hold a certificate exempting a wine of theirs from label approval (called a Certificate of Labeling Approval, or COLA, exemption) to buy out-of-state grapes, make the wine in their state and label it with the origin of the grapes, as long as the wine is then sold only in the state where it was made.

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-wine-industry-fights-to-protect-napa-valley-name-on/article_d431ac57-a997-5287-afba-073a43ab75ae.html

 

The Analog Genius of the Leave-a-Drink Board

How one bar is using a simple blackboard to engage customers and drive sales

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-analog-genius-of-the-leave-a-drink-board/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60397243&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8DzUK2jAk4pm6mBjSkRVgWQ-hcFRjU_9aMxEVklRg1gq71bFGHscOoeALx_nymmyfNg-jhPhfS7k6qzXpJRrqq6_yXIUsy3effm0Gs5r8XgzZlnJs&_hsmi=60397894

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PALE ALE AND AN IPA

There are no two more prominent styles of beers that beer geeks and brewers – both home and professional – obsess over more than Pale Ale and India Pale Ale – better known as IPA – but what’s the actual difference between these two hoppy beers, and how did both become so popular in the craft community?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-pale-ale-ipa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c160197ce9-Jan_31_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c160197ce9-46701953&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c160197ce9-46701953&mc_cid=c160197ce9&mc_eid=9746b34400&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=368a416739-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-368a416739-36686829

 

Four Ways to Increase Your Knowledge About the Napa Valley Wine Region

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association has expanded its Napa Valley Rocks appellation education suite, now offering four different ways for professionals and enthusiasts to learn about America’s leading wine region.

https://napavintners.com/press/press_release_detail.asp?ID_News=3622553

Wine May Help To Clean The Mind, Study Says

In a study published Friday to Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center aimed to discover the overall benefits of alcohol consumption. For the first time ever, this study proved that alcohol at low levels does possess benefits to the brain’s health.

http://www.ibtimes.com/wine-may-help-clean-mind-study-says-2649007

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring 19 Crimes Event

January 23, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring 19 Crimes Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday January 18th 2018

 

January 18th 2018

7PM

Exploring 19 Crimes Wine

Guest Host: Timothy Chagnon C.S.

 

19 Crimes, one of the fastest growing brands within the Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) portfolio, has been named ‘Wine Brand of the Year’ by leading US wine industry title Market Watch, demonstrating the outstanding success of this innovation since it was introduced to the US market in 2012.

Growing to one million cases in annual volume over the last 12 months, 19 Crimes is a unique wine proposition that celebrates the rebellious spirit of men and women exiled from 18th and 19th century Britain to Australia, having committed one of the 19 Crimes meriting punishment via transportation*.

We tasted all 7 wines made!

 

Also A Leader In New Augmented Reality Technology

Available now via the Apple App and Google Play stores, this first-of-its-kind app will animate 19 Crimes’ criminals-turned-colonists. Hovering a mobile device over the bottles will bring the character on the label to life, sharing their stories of rule breaking that sent them across the ocean to Australia.

About Timothy:

Timothy Chagnon has been with Treasury Wine Estates since July of 2017. Prior to joining Treasury he had worked extensively in the hospitably industry. Over the past 10+ years, his experiences have encompassed all aspects of the restaurant world including casual fare and fine dining establishments under the direction of such renown chefs as Jasper White and Ming Tsai . Most recently, Timothy was the Wine Director and Certified Sommelier at Flank Steakhouse in Waltham.

 

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/246043718/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine A

2017 Chardonnay


750ml $10.99

 

Wine #1

2016 Red Blend


750ml $10.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Uprising Red Blend

750ml $10.99

 

Wine #3

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

750ml $10.99

 

Wine #4

2017 Shiraz





750ml $10.99

 

Wine #5

2016 Banished Red Blend


 

750ml $10.99

 

Wine #6

2015 The Warden

 

750ml $19.99

 

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Franklin Wine Club Holiday Wine Dinner At Corfinio

December 12, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

3rd Annual Holiday Dinner 

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Monday December 11th 2017

 

3rd Annual Holiday Wine Dinner

Every year we gather to share food and wine.

This year we will explore Italian food and wine at Corfinio in North Easton MA.

We will be served 5 courses paired with wines by Chef Nicola Battistacci. Our host Alex Logan (Former Host At Davios) Will pair the foods with wines.

The Chef will have special authentic Italian foods he makes special that night for us.

The cost is $100 per person.

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This has become a great tradition of the club and always-special food and wines!

Read More About Corfinio

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Franklin Wine Club Alumni Restaurant Event

December 1, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Alumni Restaurant Event

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday November 30th 2017

 

November 30th 7PM

Exploring Wine At The Alumni Restaurant

Hosts: Alumni, Kim And Mark

The Franklin Wine Club is invited to host a gathering at the Alumni Restaurant.

We will explore the menus and talk about food and wine pairings.

Wine, cheese and crackers will be served.

After the event please feel free to stay and support this local business with more food and wine.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/244941515/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

N/V Lamarca Prosecco


 

Wine #2

2016 Matua Sauvignon Blanc

 

Wine #3

N/V Copper Ridge Merlot

 

Wine #4

2015 Charles Smith 

 

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Italy Event

November 18, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Italy Event

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday November 16th 2017

 

Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute Tasting

Guest Host: Claudio Andreani

 

Learn more about one of the most prestigious family wine producers in Chianti Classico, Tuscany and taste their most popular bottles from each estates including Bolgheri DOC, Montalcino and single vineyards!!”

About Claudio

Claudio worked in the Food and Beverage industry for 20 years. At the young age he worked for many prestigious restaurants in his hometown Bergamo where he learned and lived the essentials of the hospitality industry.

Wine lover and collector in constant research to educate himself, he was able to go deeper in what it will become his passion and love..

He moved in the US in 2005 and with hard work and dedication within few years he received his WSET certifications and worked for a Wine Distributor Company in Massachusetts where he resides.

While working as Italian Wine Specialist during his career he had the pleasure to meet and work with some of the greatest Italian Producers until he was able to reach the most important opportunity in his career and life. To represent Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute in the US.

Passion for travel and new adventures is now an advocate that he is honored to work with one of the most prestigious and wonderful Family Producer in Tuscany.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/244484517/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2016 Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay IGT


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2014 Tenute del Cabreo La Pietra IGT (Barrel fermented Chard)


750ml $39.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

750ml $21.99

 

Wine #4

2015 Campo al Mare Bolgheri DOC

750ml $29.99

 

Wine #5

2012 Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG




750ml $66.99

 

Wine #6

2012 Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Gran Selezione

750ml $49.99

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Australia Event

November 3, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Australia Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday November 2nd 2017

 

Exploring Australia

Guest Host: Sarah Mayo

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

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

About Sarah:

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

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/244278540/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2015 Yering Station Chardonnay


750ml $17.99

 

Wine #2

2015 Xanadu Chardonnay Exmoor


750ml $17.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Yering Station Pinot Noir

750ml $17.99

 

Wine #4

2015 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir

750ml $32.99

 

Wine #5

2013 Billi Billi Shiraz



750ml $16.99

 

Wine #6

2014 Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $20.99

 

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

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Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Franklin Wine Club Dutton Goldfield Event

October 20, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Dutton Goldfield And Ports

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday October  19th 2017

 

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

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

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

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

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

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

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

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

Johns Bio:

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

Samantha Bio:

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

Recent Press

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

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

https://grapecollective.com/articles/kistler-duttongoldfield-patz-hall-thirsty-yet-heres-what-they-have-in-common

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243677891/

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2015 Russian River Chardonnay


750ml $39.99

 

Wine #2

2014 Walker Hill Chardonnay


750ml $61.99

 

Wine #3

2015 Russian River Pinot Noir

750ml $46.99

 

Wine #4

2014 Freestone Hill Pinot Noir

750ml $79.99

 

Wine #5

Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny



750ml $19.99

 

Wine #6

2012 Quinta Do Crasto LBV

750ml $22.99

 

Event Photos

 

 

Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

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Franklin Wine Club Chateau Ste Michelle Event

October 13, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Chateau Ste Michelle 

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday October  12th 2017

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Guest Host: John Gedgaudas

Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating 50 years of wine making in 2017!

As one of the founding winery’s in WA State they are the premier winery from WA State and have helped define the Northwest wine industry with classic vinefera wines that stand out today as they did 50 years ago.  With a long history of accolades they produce wines that you will enjoy today and with great aging potential.  We will focus on some of their single vineyard wines and their reserve Indian Wells tier.

Helping us taste through these wines is John Gedgaudas, a Business Development Manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  John has been selling and representing wine for over 10 years and is excited to present them.  Focusing on WA State will be fun as it is an area of consistent weather conditions that provide great quality grapes  vintage after vintage.  Maybe WA State will become your new favorite wine region.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243489706/

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

N/V Sparkling Brut

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #1

2016 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc