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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Joseph Carr And Josh Wines

September 14, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Joseph Carr And Josh Wines

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday September 13th 2018







Exploring Wines Of Joseph Carr And Josh

Host Adam Cataldo

Please join us for an immersive tasting experience as we weave through the story of Joseph Carr.

We will talk about how Joe discovered his passion for wine; what led him to starting his namesake label from the Napa Valley; and how the wine he made to honor his father, Josh, became one of America’s most beloved Cabernets.

You’ll have the opportunity to taste and discover how the Josh Cellars varietals compare with their Joseph Carr counterparts

Adams Bio

Adam Cataldo is a recovering history major, IT guy, and bartender who has spent the last 8 years in the wine and spirits industry. He can often be found spreading the good word of Josh Cellars throughout South Eastern Massachusetts as its District Manager for Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, at least when he’s not complaining about the Boston Bruins.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/254096004/

 

 

The Wines:

 

Wine #1

 

 2017 Josh Chardonnay

Regular Price: $14.99

 

Wine #2:

2016 Joseph Carr Chardonnay

Regular Price: $21.99

 

Wine #3

2015 Josh Paso Cabernet Sauvignon


 

Regular Price: $18.99

 

Wine #4:

2015 Joseph Carr Paso Cabernet Sauvignon



Regular Price $23.99

 

Wine #5

2015 Josh North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Regular Price $18.99

 

Wine #6

2015 Joseph Carr Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $29.99

 

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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Michele Chiarlo Wines

August 1, 2018

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Michele Chiarlo Wines

An Education And Tasting 

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Tuesday July 31st 2018






Exploring Michele Chiarlo Wines

Host: Adam Verona

Since 1956 Michele Chiarlo is synonym with the wines of Piemonte. At a very young age Michele started to travel to showcase with unlimited passion what Piemonte could produce. With Michele’s guidance now his sons Stefano and Alberto have taken over different roles and are carrying on their father’s passion. The story of Michele Chiarlo as a wine producer starts with Barbera and specifically from Asti but quickly moves to cover all the top areas of Piemonte, Gavi, Barolo, Barbaresco and more.

The philosophy at the winery is to produce classic wines of terroir with the most up to date know how and still vivid passion.

Adams Bio

As Michele Chiarlo’s North American Brand Ambassador, Adam makes regular trips to Piedmont, Italy and works closely with Michele’s sons Alberto (sales and marketing) and Stefano (winemaking and technical aspects).

Adam has had a passion for wine and food for as long as he can remember. He began his wine studies in his early twenties that included an internship on a Tuscan vineyard, gaining hands on experience in every phase of wine production.

After years of representing Chiarlo wines in wholesale, he was introduced to the Michele Chiarlo family. In 2016 he took the position with the winery and now travels the United States and Canada, proudly promoting the Chiarlo family wines. Adam lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and son.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/251988152/

 

 

The Wines:

 

Wine #1

 

2016 Nivole Moscato d’Asti

Regular Price: $19.99

 

Wine #2:

2016 Le Marne Gavi

Regular Price: $19.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Nizza Cipressi

 

Regular Price: $24.99

 

Wine #4:

2015 Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo


Regular Price $19.99

 

Wine #5

2010 Barolo Tortoniano

Regular Price $49.99

 

Liquor #1

Grappa di Nivole Moscato

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-16-18

July 16, 2018

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-16-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

 

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

 

AND MORE!

 

Why fighting it out for medals is vital for emerging wine countries count

If you were standing up in front of a wine education class and highlighting the countries famous for their wine production on a globe 10, 15 or 20 years ago then it would be a pretty quick exercise blocking out most of western Europe, North America, parts of South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/eastern-europe-sees-success-in-major-wine-competitions-as-key-to-their-future/

The Chablis difference

Chablis occupied around 500 ha in the 1960s; now it has grown more than tenfold, to 5,600 ha.  That’s 23 per cent of all Burgundy’s vineyards.  Its unique variety is Chardonnay; its bestclimats are nuanced into a suite of Premiers Cru and Grand Cru names.  All very reassuring; all very ducal; all very lustrous.  But … all very misleading?

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/chablis-and-burgundy-difference-396329/#08x1fDpeyDC866g7.99

Why Some Winemakers Are Using Acacia Barrels

In California and Idaho, fermenting and aging in this oak alternative is catching on

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-some-winemakers-are-using-acacia-barrels/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64191968&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8FZa9WNTaItjkWAJqDgPKxyjvroONOrPVu5RNveaFdDRhPRba557K1itech-FVk9NAgGs6M9ycaMW4vZUgSlJ0tcWSR17rRkbVIqQFD2mn4ujRYHA&_hsmi=64192204

Wine Spectator Announces 2018 Restaurant Award Winners

Magazine pays tribute to wine lists that excel, with honorees representing all 50 states and more than 75 countries

Check out winners near Franklin

https://restaurants.winespectator.com/search/q/searchLocation=Franklin%252C%2520MA%252C%2520USA&searchLat=42.0834313&searchLng=-71.396725&searchRadius=25&sortOrder=distance&page=1

THIS ARTIST PAINTS MASTERPIECES WITH WINE — TAKE A LOOK

“Wine is bottled poetry,” as the saying goes, but for one Bolivian artist, it is much, much more.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-artist-paints-masterpieces-with-wine-take-a-look/

WHY YOU NEED TO TRY ONE OF THE OLDEST WINES IN THE WORLD

Armenia is actually one of the oldest wine-producing regions on the planet

https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/why-you-need-to-try-one-of-the-oldest-wines-in-the-world/87488

 

Are Lower-Calorie Wines Actually Good for You?

Experts aren’t sold on new “better-for-you” booze.

http://www.health.com/food/low-calorie-wines

This Rosé Bottle Has A Scratch-N-Sniff Label

A wine whose label is offering more than just a good looks, however. Cocomero is a California rosé that has a scratch-n-sniff label, which actually smells like one of the key flavors featured inside the bottle.

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/07/203436/scratch-n-sniff-rose-cocomero-wine-watermelon

Have You Tried This Little Trick to Save Money on Cruises?

Pack a bottle of wine in your carry-on luggage. While policies vary amongst cruise lines, many allow guests to bring one or two unopened bottles of wine when they embark on the ship for the first time (unfortunately, the same rule doesn’t apply for beer and hard liquor).

https://www.southernliving.com/travel/can-i-bring-wine-on-a-cruise

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-drinking-traditions-foreign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=59303aefad-July_3_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-59303aefad-38937345&mc_cid=59303aefad&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

 

DIY: ITALIAN ICE

What are “Tricolore Cubes” you ask? First and foremost, they’re ice cubes. Secondly, they’re designed to proudly display the colors of the Italian flag.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/diy-italian-ice/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WzpWmthKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

 

PAIRING SALSA WITH WINE

Each wine has been selected to complement both the spice factor and texture of each sauce, creating a well balanced, gastronomical fiesta for even the feistiest of palates.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/pairing-salsa-with-wine/?mc_cid=42bb40f1d6&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wzpm3NhKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-07-3-18

 

New technology to shed light on faulty bottles

Optical spectroscopy might reveal some of the chemical secrets in wine

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-technology-shed-light-faulty-bottles

 

5 OUT-OF-THE-BOX WAYS TO USE ROSÉ


Rosé wine also has a few uses that might surprise you and make it a necessary staple on your summer drinks list.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/5-out-of-the-box-ways-to-use-rose%E2%80%A8/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1dc5855535-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-1dc5855535-144602285&mc_cid=1dc5855535&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

 

The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners

With estimates of between 500 and 600 grape varieties grown in Italy, it’s tricky to distill this iconic wine-soaked peninsula into basic baby sips.

https://winefolly.com/review/the-best-italian-red-wines-for-beginners/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8156b0c34f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8156b0c34f-62472929&mc_cid=8156b0c34f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Open a Beer Bottle With Another Beer Bottle

Now a video on Reddit shows you how to open a beer bottle with a beer bottle—or, if you’re clever, with just a bottle cap.

https://lifehacker.com/open-a-beer-bottle-with-another-beer-bottle-1827297354

 

 

How to Pair Wine With Hot Dogs

It can be tough to find wine that matches everyone’s preferred tastes, though, and with summer weather you also need a wine that can refresh without being heady.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/07/best-wine-hot-dogs.html

 

When Should You Decant Wine?

There’s no doubt decanting offers a visual flourish to serving wine. But did you know decanters can sometimes do more harm than good? We take a deep look at this powerful tool, what it does, and help tell you when to decant and when to keep it in the bottle.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/decant-wine/

 

Ramato, the Unexpected Rosé Alternative

American winemakers are embracing the northern Italian tradition of macerating Pinot Grigio must with its skins to produce copper-hued Ramato.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/03/ramato-wine-rose-alternative/

 

Appellations on wine labels can mean a little or a lot

Appellations on labels can tell consumers much about what’s under the cork or cap – or they may be of no use.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8488340-181/berger-on-wine-appellations-on

 

Getting to know Greek wine

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world, with records of wine production dating back to over 6,500 years ago.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/07/04/getting-to-know-greek-wine/

FRENCH VOLCANIC WINE REGION GAINS UNESCO LISTING

A mountain range of 80 dormant volcanoes on the doorstep of one of France’s central winemaking regions has been granted a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, an accreditation which will drive footfall and tourism in the area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/this-volcanic-wine-growing-region-in-france-just-made-the-unesco-world-heritage-list/

Seasonal Sherry — The Extreme “Natural” Wine

As the trend of “natural wine” continues to gain traction, fueled by a desire to experience wine that has been created with non-interventionist tactics, a new style of wine has emerged from Southern Spain that propels this concept to the extreme.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=200723

10 WINE POPSICLE RECIPES FOR EVERYONE

Red Wine Fudgesicles And More!

https://www.thebacklabel.com/10-wine-popsicle-recipes-everyone/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-7-5-18&mc_cid=e185a2edec&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0Cr962ZN8c

Does TCA develop after bottling?

Can TCA develop after bottling, and how does storage affect this?


https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/does-tca-after-bottling-ask-decanter-396365/#hKI2ObvL1HCbmxtY.99

Placing Wines by Category and Price

It used to be that there were two or three wine price categories

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/07/05/placing-wines-category-price

How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

A good sense of smell is essential for wine tasters, and Frenchman Jean Lenoir’s aroma quiz can help beginners develop it

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2145455/how-train-your-nose-wine-kit-helps-you-become

Campania the land of beauty and wine

Although wine was made in Campania since 800 BC by the Romans and Greek settlers (who brought with them Ancient Greek grape varietals), it wasn’t until 30 years ago that the region was transformed

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180705/lets-talk-wine-campania-land-of-beauty-and-wine

Wine suggestions for people who don’t like wines

Which wine style to choose?

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/thursday-life-wine/wine-suggestions-for-people-who-don-t-like-wines_137588?profile=1237

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ DOUBLE-LAYERED WINE BOTTLE LAUNCHED

A German design company has launched what is claims is the “world’s first double-layer wine bottle” which keeps wine cold without the need to put it back in the cooler.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/worlds-first-double-layered-wine-bottle-launched/

Do icon wines undermine typicity?

When I was studying for the Master of Wine exam, the running joke (and reality) about my study group’s wines was that the Institute couldn’t afford the very best wines.

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1912

How and why our taste in wine at restaurants is changing

Our tastes in wine have changed over the past decade.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-and-why-our-taste-in-wine-at-restaurants-is-changing/2018/07/06/a4f7b5c8-8098-11e8-bb6b-c1cb691f1402_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8ae6ee1f315a

JAPANESE DOMESTIC WINE PRODUCTION ON THE RISE

Spurred on by Japanese wine’s growing global popularity, the country’s domestic wine production is rising gradually following a tightening of regulations that distinguish between wines made from locally grown or imported grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/japanese-domestic-wine-production-on-the-rise/

How to take a beer-based trip through Vermont

Hit the hoppy trails in a small state with serious brews.

https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2018/07/07/how-to-take-a-beer-based-trip-through-vermont

5 Ways to Display Wine In Your Home

5 cool and creative ways to display and store wine in your home.

https://neighborhoodseen.com/5-ways-to-display-wine-in-your-home/

Top 10 Wine Producing Regions in The World

Every year there are more regions to add to the list of the world’s wine producers, several of which are in some quite surprising locations

https://www.fdfworld.com/drink/top-10-wine-producing-regions-world

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-09-18

July 9, 2018

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-09-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

 

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

AND MORE!

 

THE BEST AFFORDABLE WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION

An excellent wine choice that won’t bust your budget, for nearly every situation

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-types-of-wine-for-every-occasion

Wine’s Higher Education

An increasing number of universities are training future wine professionals as the $46-billion-a-year industry grows

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Wine-Higher-Education

WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY A WINE IS SALTY?

Salty? In a wine? What does that even mean?

https://quartzy.qz.com/1313189/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-a-wine-is-salty/

 

WHY IS ENGLISH SPARKLING TRYING TO BE LIKE CHAMPAGNE?

Did you know that England is actually producing it’s own sparkling wine now?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/english-sparkling-champagne/?mc_cid=a43e9848e8&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.Wypg9hJKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-06-24-18

 

Polish wine rediscovered

Poland has a tradition of wine making dating back to the 11th century but only the past few decades have brought a revival of production

http://www.thenews.pl/1/6/Artykul/369270,Whats-Up-Polish-wine-rediscovered

Top Champagne Marketers Toast Bubbly’s U.S. Bounce

Champagne continues to surge in the U.S. market, propelled by a growing thirst for sparkling wines and a tilt toward higher-end offerings. Last year, U.S. volumes rose by 5% to pass the 1.5-million-case mark, according to Impact Databank. In terms of shipments by value, the U.S. overtook the U.K. to become Champagne’s largest export market in 2015, and it hasn’t looked back. Last year, shipments to the U.S. climbed 8.5% to €586 million ($684m), capping a four-year run in which they’ve expanded by 57%.

With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

The years-long labor shortage affecting the whole of California agriculture has left the statewide wine industry, Napa included, struggling to maintain high-quality farming practices without the support of an ample workforce.

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/with-vineyard-labor-scarce-napa-growers-warm-up-to-machines/article_19f7f5c5-995f-5f21-ba6c-66af1fe6ce11.html

The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers

The bodacious bottled drinks once saw an explosion in popularity, then a backlash, and now, a surprise comeback.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qvn94q/the-weird-and-wavy-history-of-wine-coolers

BECK’S RELEASES BEER CAN SHAPED LIKE A CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

AB InBev-owned German beer brand Beck’s, in partnership with creative agency Serviceplan, has launched a new aluminium beer can which is shaped like a Champagne flute.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/becks-releases-beer-can-shaped-like-a-champagne-flute/

Porsche Creates Wine Named for the 356 and You’ll Have to Visit Germany to Get It

You can now properly raise a glass to Porsche’s 70th birthday with the ultimate celebratory drink.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/21758/porsche-creates-wine-named-for-the-356-and-youll-have-to-visit-germany-to-get-it

Wine appreciation is as much about feel as it is taste and aroma

Perhaps the most common misunderstanding about wine — and how to express one’s comprehension of it — is what I call the “the greengrocer’s shopping list syndrome”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/wine-appreciation-is-as-much-about-feel-as-it-is-taste-and-aroma/news-story/967780ce3b0b2ccfc3c9c56501ef836d

8 Easy Steps to Blend Your Own Whiskey

Whiskey lovers are increasingly mixing their own custom blends at home, dubbed “infinity bottles.” One distiller gives us his eight tips on how to blend your own custom whiskey the right way.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/25/whiskey-blending-guide/

Having Your Wine and Drinking It

Move over, Coravin, there’s a new kid on the block

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/having-your-wine-and-drinking-it

Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

As cross-category competition grows, whisk(e)y brands from Japan, Ireland and America are all vying for mindshare. These are the products that have come away from the fight victorious.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/06/top-10-best-selling-world-whiskey-brands/

TIRED OF GETTING SCREWED ON CORKAGE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

An app that connects consumers with restaurants that allow corkage and the costs involved.

http://www.drinkmemag.com/tired-of-getting-screwed-on-corkage-theres-an-app-for-that/?utm_source=Drink+Me+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=880655629d-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b636854cb-880655629d-144602285&mc_cid=880655629d&mc_eid=db3f4d9053

Is This the Summer of Spiked Seltzer?

Move over, summer shandy. There’s a new libation in town in the form of spiked seltzer

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/food-drink/is-2018-the-year-of-spiked-seltzer-14629200?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=14fab72384-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-14fab72384-36686829

Now wine lovers need to know about geology – or do they?

The idea that a vineyard’s ground is important for wine took hold in the Middle Ages

https://theconversation.com/now-wine-lovers-need-to-know-about-geology-or-do-they-98347

A Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine now exists — and people can’t wait to try it

If you are sick of constantly refilling your glasses of Champagne, then you’ll be excited to hear that the Present Finder is selling a gigantic Champagne flute that can hold an entire bottle of sparkling wine.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/giant-champagne-flute-2018-6

Three Biggest Challenges Facing Small Wineries Today?

How will small craft producers survive and thrive in the long run?

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com/2018/06/25/three-biggest-challenges-facing-small-wineries-today/

Shaw Organic: Is This the Next Miracle from Bronco Wine & Trader Joe’s?

How is it possible to make a sell a wine made with organic grapes at such a low price?

https://wineeconomist.com/2018/06/26/shaw-organic/

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor

U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/cannabis-infused-beverages-emerge-potential-beer-industry-disruptor

This Escape Room In A Winery Lets You Drink More Wine Every Time You Solve A Major Clue

So, hey, here’s something fun to try the next time you’re in Northern California: Sonoma winery Chateau St. Jean now includes an escape room among its many wine tasting options.

https://www.bustle.com/p/this-escape-room-in-a-winery-lets-you-drink-more-wine-every-time-you-solve-a-major-clue-9590506

The potential of Massachusetts’s wine

Massachusetts is no Bordeaux. It’s no Napa. Perhaps with global warming, someday it will rival the great wine regions of the world

http://valleyadvocate.com/2018/06/26/monte-belmonte-wines-the-potential-of-massachusetts-wine/

 

SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its trademark.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/shipyard-brewing-loses-trademark-lawsuit/

 

Total Wine’s David Trone Wins Congressional Primary In Maryland

Total Wine co-owner David Trone has won the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th district, advancing to the general election for the state’s open seat in the House of Representatives. Trone bested seven other Democratic candidates and will now face defense contractor and GOP candidate Amie Hoeber in the general election. Trone’s self-financed campaign spent over $10 million to promote the candidate among voters and, according to the Washington Post, vastly out spent his competitors. As a candidate, Trone’s key issues are creating jobs and solving the opioid crisis. This year, Total Wine intends to open 20 new locations nationwide.

 

 

Merlot’s slow climb back

Industry observers scratch their heads and wonder if merlot will ever recover from the post-2004 slump. Some are asking, though, if merlot is still suffering a sales slump.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8450415-181/boyd-on-wine-merlots-slow

 

Why the World’s Most Popular Wine Grapes Are Vulnerable to a Pandemic

A single merciless pathogen could wipe out many grapes around the world in the same way that a single fungus, Phytophthora infestans, eradicated the variety of potato common across Ireland in the 1840s, causing the great famine.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/549082/why-worlds-most-popular-wine-grapes-are-vulnerable-pandemic

 

Supreme Court Confirms Online Wine Tax

A legal tax loophole on out-of-state wine purchases has been closed

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/06/supreme-court-confirms-online-wine-tax

 

Bruce Cohn debuts new wine label, 3 years after loss of namesake winery

Cohn, 71, has unveiled his Trestle Glen Vineyards label, which is sourced from grapes of his 21-acre Glen Ellen vineyard. Cohn was able to keep that land after previously racking up a mountain of debt — $25 million — for his B.R. Cohn Winery. the Bank of the West finally stepped in and engineered a sale of the winery to Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/8471195-181/bruce-cohn-debuts-new-wine

 

This Surprisingly Common Additive Makes Wine Way Worse For You — Is It In Your Bottle?

On a balmy night in the Arizona desert, we gathered outside, drinks in hand, to listen to three of the world’s best functional doctors have a casual conversation about alcohol, vices, and more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/sugar-added-to-wine

 

Bookmark This No-Fail Summer Food And Wine Pairing Guide

Here’s how to do it with a few summer-ready suggestions.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2018/06/27/bookmark-this-no-fail-summer-food-and-wine-pairing-primer/#643eaed62569

 

Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete

TO SAY YOU SHOULDskip the Gatorade and pass the cabernet might be an overstatement, but only slightly.

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/drinking-red-wine-might-help-make-you-a-better-athlete/

 

Wine industry wants its products’ labeling in the next CAP

According to the proposal, alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/alcohol/news/wine-industry-wants-mandatory-labelling-in-the-next-cap/

 

‘MASTERCHEF’ WINE NOW A REALITY

Endemol Shine North America, the producers of the cooking competition series “MasterChef” and winemaker Lot18 are launching a collection of wine in the United States.

https://www.licenseglobal.com/television/masterchef-wine-now-reality

 

A Scientific Study Proves That Exercise Isn’t As important As Drinking Wine When It Comes To Living Past 90 Years Of Age!

It is really helpful to drink wine often, but you shouldn’t for example drink 1 whole bottle with your dinner. You have to drink it moderately.

http://globalhealthcorner.com/scientific-study-proves-exercise-isnt-important-drinking-wine-comes-living-past-90-years-age/

 

The Case for Chianti Classico
Can a growing chorus of believers make Chianti Classico cool again?

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/entry/the-case-for-chianti-classico

LOOKING TO COLLECT AND AGE WINE? START WITH ITALY

Age able bottles come from a (comparatively) short list of varieties, most being red, a few being white.

https://vinepair.com/articles/italian-wine-aging-guide/

All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

People often don’t spend enough on a bottle

http://www.businessinsider.com/mistakes-people-make-buying-ordering-and-drinking-wine-2018-6

How To Pair Wine With Chicken Nuggets

Though poultry transformed into finger food and booze do offer endless amounts of joy individually, the two are rarely paired together

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissakravitz/2018/06/28/how-to-pair-wine-with-chicken-nuggets/#2dcb4df5531e

How to Pair Wine with Peaches

Whether thrown on the grill, mixed into a seasonal salad or used to brighten up a sandwich, peaches are a summer staple. Learn how to pair this delicious stone fruit with your favorite bottle of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/06/28/peach-pairing/

Why Is Wine Tasting So Hard?

Professional tasters will tell you that despite providing an occasional source of joy, tasting wines is hard work.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/why-is-wine-tasting-so-hard-6223894

 

How to pair wine with takeout

If you want your Friday night to consist of relaxing on your couch and eating piles of fried chicken from your lap, then go ahead — you do you.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/29/how-to-pair-wine-with-takeout/

 

What’s killing Big American Beer?

Beer shipments from US breweries are down 3.5% so far this year, according to The Beer Institute, an industry trade group.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/29/news/companies/bud-light-miller-lite-budweiser-coors-light/index.html

French discover new pleasure: adult comics about wine

It is no secret that the French love wine. But they are also the world’s second-biggest consumers of graphic novels after the Japanese. Now a new wave of literature is putting the two passions together — comics for adults about wine.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180630/french-discover-new-pleasure-adult-comics-about-wine

 

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