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Franklin Wine Club Holiday Wine Dinner At Corfinio

December 12, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

3rd Annual Holiday Dinner 

Corfinio

Wine Dinner

CLUB

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.

This includes:

Food

Wine

Tax

Tip

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

Read More About Corfinio

http://www.corfinioeaston.com

Also see food and menus examples on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Corfinio-1769378706615288/

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/245210253/

 

 

The Food And Wine:

 

Menu

 

Starter

 

#1

 

 

 #2

 

#3

 

#4

5

 

Finish

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Franklin Wine Club Alumni Restaurant Event

December 1, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Alumni Restaurant Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

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 Liquors 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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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 Exploring Italy Event

November 18, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Italy Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

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 Liquors Events

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Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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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 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

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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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 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

 

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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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

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #2

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon


750ml $16.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #4

2013 Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $35.99

 

Wine #5

2013 Canoe Ridge Merlot


750ml $27.99

 

Wine #6

2013 Indian Wells Red Blend

750ml $19.99

 

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Franklin Wine Club Organic Event

September 10, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Organic Wine Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Saturday September 9th 2017

Exploring Organic Wines

Guest Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

The Organic food and wine movement is hot!

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

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

Are there sulfites in Organic wines?

Please come explore and taste.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

About Us:

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

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

Owner of Vinitas WineWorks

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

 

Mark Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, co-owner of Franklin Liquors

Trained by the International Sommelier Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Franklin Liquors is a family-owned business vintage 1978.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

2016 Pizzolato Prosecco

Organic Grapes

 

750ml $12.99

 

Wine #1

2016 Pizzolato Pinot Grigio

Organic Grapes

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Badger Mountain Chardonnay

USDA Organic



750ml $12.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Badger Mountain Pinot Noir

USDA Organic

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #4

2016 Pizzolato Merlot

USDA Organic

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #5

2016 Badger Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

USDA Organic


750ml $16.99

 

Wine #6

2015 Chateau Le Thil

Biodynamic And Organic Grapes

750ml $15.99

 

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-19-17

June 19, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-19-2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

Franklin Liquors And Vinitas WineWorks Podcast

We Now Have A Podcast!!

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

You Can Follow And Listen On Our Facebook Page

Or

Listen On Franklin Radio 102,9FM

 

Horizon Beverage Mondavi And Prisoner Event

Another Great Education And Tasting Event This Week.

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

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

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

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

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Donald Trump’s Proposal to ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Could Cause Beer Prices to Rise

Should U.S. authorities decide to take action against foreign imports, the cans and overall prices of beer could rise, brewing companies said, according to Bloomberg.

http://time.com/money/4812581/donald-trump-aluminum-beer-prices/

Climate Change Is Coming for Your Favorite Wine

Changing weather patterns are already impacting your favorite pinot noir — just ask your sommelier

https://www.eater.com/2017/6/9/15711706/climate-change-wine-burgundy-chablis-california

8 housewarming gifts for the wine-loving host

Think outside of the box with these gift ideas for wine lovers

http://mashable.com/2017/06/09/gifts-wine-loving-host/#U87EfyTlFEqr

P.F. Chang’s launches proprietary wines

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has teamed up with Browne Family Vineyards of Walla Walla, Wash., to introduce two wines available only at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain’s 215 restaurants.

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/pf-chang-s-launches-proprietary-wines

Common ‘Wine Terms’—and What They Really Mean

Sometimes talking about wine can seem like dancing about architecture: impossible. Many people don’t quite know what they want or are looking for in a wine, and worse still, they may not use the right language to convey their meaning.

http://blog.wallywine.com/2017/06/common-wine-terms-and-what-they-really-mean/

BEAUJOLAIS WINE IS IN BLOOM

Many see Gamay as the poor relation but as investment pours into Beaujolais, this lesser known variety is producing some super wines.

Theize-les-Bourgs

http://www.snooth.com/articles/beaujolais-wine-is-in-bloom-6943/

Prosecco – We Love It – for now!

Prosecco has been enjoyed since Roman times, but only as a sparkling wine since the late 19th Century.  Most consumers of Prosecco probably don’t know that it is a legally delimited region in EU and World Trade Organisation (WTO) law. Perhaps that is not surprising for a region that as a legal entity producing sparkling wine is less than a decade old

http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/06/prosecco-love-now/

Wine From Tenerife – The Canary Islands

This story is all about discovering Tenerife, the largest wine area in the Canary Islands. You’ll learn about some unique varieties from a very special place.

http://winefolly.com/update/wine-from-tenerife-the-canary-islands/

4 MYTHS ABOUT WINE MARKETING EVERY CONSUMER SHOULD KNOW

As we head into summer and begin thinking about buying wines for outdoor entertaining, let’s take a look at a few common wine marketing tactics (or misperceptions) that may be confusing and also affect your purchasing decisions.

http://www.finemanpr.com/4-myths-about-wine-marketing-every-consumer-should-know/

 

RIOJA DOCA APPROVES SINGLE VINEYARD CLASSIFICATION

The move is a culmination in a long-running battle over Spanish terroir between The Regulatory Council of the Designated Origin Denomination of Origin (DOCa) and more than 150 producers, who argued that the current appellation system was “oblivious to soil differentiation and levels of quality” and calling for “deep changes” to boost the countries heritage and prevent it valuing quantity over quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/rioja-doca-approves-unique-vineyard-classification/

Can a screw-cap wine be “corked”? Corkiness isn’t just cork taint.

The more important telltale sign of a corked wine is the absence of fruit — even when there is no cork taint.

https://dobianchi.com/2017/06/07/how-do-you-tell-a-wine-is-corked/

Leave cookies? Pay sales tax, says Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the very few states that wineries can ship to that does not require sales tax registration as a condition of receiving a direct shipping permit.

https://obsequium.blog/2017/06/08/leave-cookies-pay-sales-tax-says-massachusetts/

Champagne And Sparkling Wine Consumption Decreases

While consumption in the champagne and sparkling wine category may be less frequent than other types of alcohol, the more concerning aspect is the apparent drop-off in the consumption incidence for both alcohol types.

https://www.checkout.ie/concerns-champagne-sparkling-wine-consumption-decreases/44230

Go for fruity wines while flying or at high altitude

Have you ever noticed that some foods taste delicious at higher altitudes and while flying but awful otherwise

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/feature/ideal/Go-for-fruity-wines-while-flying-or-at-high-altitude/shdaily.shtml

Bushmills crafts guitar using whiskey barrels

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has partnered with Lowden Guitars to create a limited edition guitar made from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak, retailing at £8,500 (US$10.8k).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/bushmills-crafts-guitar-using-whiskey-barrels/

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

Since the beer has been around since 1903 and was once considered a high-end brand, the company has a lot to draw from

http://www.businessinsider.com/miller-high-life-is-becoming-more-popular-2017-6?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3bfc8b4421-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3bfc8b4421-36686829

Most consumers judge a craft beer by its packaging, Nielsen finds

The craft beer shelf is getting more crowded with 1,800 new product launches in the category last year, making packaging and labeling one of the primary purchase influencers for craft beer consumers, according to Nielsen.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Processing-Packaging/Most-consumers-judge-a-craft-beer-by-its-packaging-Nielsen-finds

The Complete Guide to Making Champagne

If there is one wine associated with success and celebration it is, of course, Champagne.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/06/the-complete-guide-to-making-champagne

Rosé Has a Very, Very Shady History

Diluted wine was the thing to drink in ancient Greece, as it was believed that only barbarians consumed pure wine, which would then make them drunkards who would then go on to rape and murder.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/rose-has-a-very-very-shady-history

2017 Harvest Report: Despite Drought, Potential Is High for South African Wines

A dry winter and growing season was challenging for vines in the Cape wine regions

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/2017-Harvest-Report-South-Africa

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

For that, the most important piece of information is almost always the wine agent, as in the importer.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/tap-into-this-sommelier-secret-weapon/article35285559/

Discover New Wines with Nifty Infographics

Uncover delicious wines you’ve probably never heard of with these data visualizations organized by wine style and price.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/discover-new-wines-with-these-nifty-infographics/

Smirnoff vodka trolls Trump’s ‘Russiagate’ scandal

Diageo-owned vodka brand Smirnoff has caused a stir with its latest advertising campaign, which mocks US president Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/smirnoff-trolls-trumps-russiagate-scandal-with-ad/

World’s first’ sunflower spirit launches

US-based Dalton Distillery has launched what is claimed to be the “world’s first” sunflower spirit, called TazaRay.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-first-sunflower-spirit-launches/

An Introduction to Lodi

A short trip from Sacramento, in Lodi you’ll encounter gnarled Zinfandel and Cinsault vines along with under-the-radar wine grapes like Kerner and Albariño.

Trees under blue sky reflecting in still lake

http://www.winemag.com/2017/06/12/an-introduction-to-lodi/

Alcohol Advertising 101

With news last week that the NFL will now be allowing distilled spirits suppliers to advertise during televised football games, it is a good time for a reminder about some of the special issues that come up when advertising alcohol.

http://www.alcohol.law/digest/alcohol-advertising-101

NEBBIOLO HAS ‘UNIQUE’ POTENTIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A South African winery is determined to realise the ‘unique’ potential of Nebbiolo in Elgin, despite its newly planted vineyard being devastated by a recent wildfire.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/nebbiolo-has-unique-potential-in-south-africa-producer-claims/

Barrel-fermented vs. barrel-aged: What’s the difference?

What the yeast are up to—and when—makes all the difference.

http://draftmag.com/barrel-fermented-barrel-aged-whats-the-difference/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=f4727ddcad-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+13%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-f4727ddcad-36686829

NAPA VALLEY ASSESSES HAIL DAMAGE

Vineyards in Napa Valley are assessing the damage after a freak hailstorm at the weekend, that could affect yields in localized areas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/napa-valley-assesses-hail-damage/

WORLD’S RICHEST BOOZE BILLIONAIRES

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-richest-booze-billionaires-2/

Introduction to Sicilian wine

There are many things to like about Italy, not the least is the broad selection of wines this sunny peninsula offers wine drinkers.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7059674-181/boyd-on-wine-intro-to

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

Which wines pair best with what cheeses?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-tips-on-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

Around the world, beer consumption is falling

Beer has become less popular in the world’s biggest markets

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/06/daily-chart-8

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

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Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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NFL Lifts Liquor Ad Ban, Raising Pressure on Beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to prevent a hangover, according to a doctor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why do some wines taste of mouse cage?

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

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

Wine is a numbers game

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

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

 

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

Convenience of 187 mL Format Gains Momentum with Consumers

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

HARRY POTTER’ PUB PLANNED FOR LONDON

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

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

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

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

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

Port Wine on the Douro

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

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

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

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

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

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO

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

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

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

Tips on selling items on Ebay

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

CORKSCREW’ WINE GLASSES REMOVE NEED TO DECANT

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

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

SHOULD WINE STORIES BE TRUE?

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

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

What does a wine label do for you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Top Supermarket Categories by Sales.

 

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

 

HISTORY OF WINE PART 2 – THE GREEKS

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

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

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

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

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

ITALIAN DESIGNER CREATES VEGAN ‘LEATHER’ FROM WINE BYPRODUCTS

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

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

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

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

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

THE 5 REASONS WHY CHAMPAGNE IS NOT JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Here are five reasons why:

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

Wine descriptions make people more emotional about wine

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

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

Freixnet USA Releases Winevane Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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

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

DECANTER CLAIMS TO PRESERVE WINE FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Save The Date!

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

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

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

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

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

Save The Dates!

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

More Soon!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-05-17

June 5, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-05-2017

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Are You Are Wine Explorer Yet?

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Everything you wanted to know about natural wine

Lambrusco Wines Worth Drinking

National liquor chain pushing for changes in MA state law to allow discounting

  AND MORE!

 

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The Leafly Wine & Cannabis Pairing Guide

In an effective pairing, the flavors in cannabis will either accentuate existing flavors in the wine and vice versa, or else complement them in a unique way.

https://www.leafly.com/news/food-travel-sex/wine-cannabis-pairing-guide

SOUTH KOREA INVENTS HANGOVER-CURE ICE CREAM

The grapefruit flavoured ice cream, called ‘Gyeondyo’, which loosely translates as “hang in there”, is infused with a small amount of oriental raisin tree fruit juice, which has been considered a Korean hangover treatment since the 1600s

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/south-korea-invents-hangover-cure-ice-cream/

FREIXENET LAUNCHES DOC PROSECCO BRAND

It marks the first time the producer has extended to Italian sparkling wines and comes at a time when Cava sales have seen more sluggish growth than the buoyant sales of Prosecco

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/freixenet-launches-first-prosecco-brand/

Col Fondo: The Funky Side of Prosecco

One of the first quotes about Prosecco with “second fermentation in the bottle” goes back to before the 9th Century. This esoteric style is colloquially known as Col Fondo – which literally translates in Italian to “with the bottom,” meaning that sediment or lees are present.

http://winefolly.com/review/col-fondo-prosecco/

Make guests feel like VIPs with wine lockers

You may not come across wine lockers very often, but their numbers are growing.

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/make-guests-feel-vips-wine-lockers

National liquor chain pushing for changes in MA state law to allow discounting

The initiative will also pursue a change in Massachusetts law to allow alcohol retailers to offer customers coupons and loyalty programs, like offering $5 off a purchase of $50 or more, for example.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31016741/national-liquor-chain-pushing-changes-state-law-allow

 

Rioja Grapples With How to Define Its Best Wines

The rules governing gran reservas require that the wines be aged at least two years in barrels and three years in bottles — five years in all — before they can be released. Most good producers of gran reservas go beyond the minimum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/dining/rioja-wine-spain-gran-reserva.html?_r=2

Why 3D Printing with Wine Grape Skins Is the Future

Why sell a wine glass with a logo when you can sell a glass made from your own grapes?

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/3d-printing-wine-grape-skins

America’s Love For Wine

The U.S. has been the largest market of wine since 2010, according to the Wine Institute.

http://www.investopedia.com/news/wine-country-americas-love-wine/

What’s been happening with gluten claims, in connection with alcohol beverages?

After rapid growth, from 212 to 2016, the gluten references seem to be leveling off, so far in 2017, at about 2016 levels.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/gluten

TTB Statement

Many alcohol beverages subject to the FAA Act are produced without any ingredients that contain gluten. For example, a wine fermented from grapes, or a vodka distilled from potatoes, may not contain any gluten if the producer used good manufacturing practices, such as taking adequate precautions to prevent cross-contact, and did not use additives, yeast, or storage materials that contain gluten. Under the interim policy, TTB allowed the use of a “gluten-free” claim in the labeling and advertising of such products. TTB reminded industry members that it would be the responsibility of the importer or bottler of the product to ensure that the claim is truthful and accurate.

https://www.ttb.gov/rulings/2014-2.pdf

Sauvignon blanc’s diversity

One of the most popular white wines in America these days is sauvignon blanc, made from a grape variety that had such little support in the 1960s that Robert Mondavi changed its name.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/sauvignon-blanc-s-diversity/article_a2d30004-a2f2-5334-9f80-7f588d991cc6.html

New Mayflower Beer

Mayflower Brewing Co. has released New World IPA, the latest expression in the brewery’s year-round lineup. New World IPA, a 6%-abv unfiltered American-style IPA, is citrus and tropical fruit-driven. The beer complements Mayflower’s IPA lineup, adding a third style following Mayflower’s English-style IPA and double IPA. The Plymouth, Massachusetts-based brewery’s newest beer is now available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans throughout the company’s New England distribution area.

The Science Behind Our Favorite Flavors

Things Can Taste Better With Practice, Science Writer Says

https://www.wpr.org/science-behind-our-favorite-flavors

Everything You Need to Know About Albariño

In Spain’s Rías Baixas region, crisp, mineral-driven albariño is king. Here, everything you need to know about Spain’s quintessential coastal white wine.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-to-rias-baixas-albarino/

VitaJuwel Vino Vial’s Surprising Effects

Can Crystals Make Your Wine Smoother?

http://www.independent.com/news/2017/may/25/vitajuwel-vino-vials-surprising-effects/

Guide for Aging, Buying and Serving Large-Format Wine Bottles with Infographic and Video Tips

Large-format bottles are not only showy and exciting to share, they also age longer, slower and arguably better than standard-size bottles.

http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2017/05/guide-aging-buying-serving-large-format-wine-bottles-infographic-video-tips/

Restaurant Wine Sales Collapsing for Small Wineries

Wine for the restaurant trade is still an important part of success, but sales opportunities to restaurants are collapsing for small wineries.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2017/05/restaurant-wine-sales-collapsing-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SvbOnWine+%28SVB+on+Wine%29

Bigger wine glasses make us drink too much, says researcher

Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/28/bigger-wine-glasses-make-us-drink-too-much-says-researcher

 

IPA Gummy Bears? Old Irving Brewing Gets Creative For Craft Beer Week

Tiny gummy bear molds with mixtures of sugar, gelatin and beer

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170524/irving-park/old-irving-brewing-gummy-beers-bears-craft-week

New Grey Goose Package

Bacardi Ltd. is launching a new limited edition of Grey Goose vodka to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. The new Grey Goose Riviera bottle is intended to showcase the brand’s French heritage, featuring marinière stripes and imagery inspired by France’s Impressionist art style. Additionally, the package features a neoprene cover, designed to keep the bottle cool during the summer months.

Lambrusco Wines Worth Drinking

Apparently, Lambrusco still has a long way to go since it tarnished its reputation nearly 40 years ago (blame the wine boom of the 1970s). Fortunately, this means you can find great wines for obscenely good prices. Lambrusco is awesome and its story is more fascinating than probably imagined.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/lambrusco-wines-worth-drinking/

Introducing Blu Perfer, a New Blue Wine to the U.S.

A brand new blue Spanish wine selection that is made with Chardonnay grapes is coming soon to the American market. Get yourselves ready for this amazing product of our shelves that will be serving your glasses soon.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/05/30/blu-perfer-new-blue-wine-us

Top 10 most popular beer brands in the US

Boston-based company published a list of the most popular beers at the end of 2016, according to its distributor order data and what has sold best on BevSpot; here are the top 10.

http://www.businessreviewusa.com/top10/5857/Top-10-most-popular-beer-brands-in-the-US?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=126e01b175-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+30%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-126e01b175-36686829

Energy drinks and alcohol: A risky mix psychologically

People who add energy drinks to alcohol have a higher risk of injury from car accidents and fights, compared to those who drink alcohol straight. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis of 13 studies published in March in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11865477

 

How many wine-quality scales are there?

There are a number of ratings systems for describing wine quality, which use 100 points, 20 points, 5 stars, 3 glasses, etc. Unfortunately, there is usually no “gold standard” for these systems, and so no two wine commentators use these systems in quite the same way.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-many-wine-quality-scales-are-there.html

Five myths about beer

No, it’s not a man’s drink, and craft beer isn’t a recent trend.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-beer/2017/05/26/a5c734e8-3f39-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.c40278224ef9

Women and young consumers broadly are willing to experiment with flavored alcoholic beverages