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Liquor Industry News/Links 03-11-17

March 11, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

03-11-17

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Want to Pick Better Bottles? Repeat After Me: Wine Is Food

How to find a good wine retailer

Sulphites (SO2) in Wine: Top 7 Facts

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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Beer-themed hotel idea is doing viral as donations pour in

This is one way to get a head in business: Start a crowd-funding campaign for a beer-themed hotel.

A Scottish brewer, BrewDog, is planning the hotel, called The DogHouse, in Columbus, Ohio.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/article136223303.html

 

History & Tradition Of Wine

Wine has evolved as part of life, culture and diet since time immemorial.

https://www.wineinmoderation.eu/en/content/History-Tradition-of-Wine.4/

 

How Much Wine Is Too Much?

Based on available scientific evidence and different references provided by a variety of public health authorities, it is accepted that low-risk moderate consumption has a range set out in the guidelines below:

https://www.wineinmoderation.eu/en/content/How-much-wine-is-too-much.66/

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine

When you’re looking at a bottle of Italian wine, you might see the name of the place without a hint of what grape is in the bottle.

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/03/italy-wine-basics-essential-grapes-what-is-docg-barolo-chianti-sangiovese-super-tuscan.html

 

Latest wine consumption trends: US still rising

The US remains top of the world wine consumption league and is expected to grow further in the next four years, but the industry still isn’t sure about the best way to handle so-called millennials

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/latest-wine-consumption-trends-356443-356443/

Drinking This Type Of Red Wine Makes You More Attractive, According To Science

Research in the United States has proven pinot noir gives off a smell that’s similar to pheromones given off by men

http://elitedaily.com/news/drinking-red-wine-more-attractive/1811126/

Harnessing 3½ Tier Wine Distribution

Small and mid-size distributors offer level playing field but require higher margins

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=181268

BIBLICAL BOTTLES: JEROBOAM TO SALMANAZAR

Just who were the Biblical kings and prophets of ancient Israel, Judah, Assyria and Babylon whose names grace the large format bottles of wine that dominate tables and collections today?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/biblical-bottles-jeroboam-to-salmanazar/

 

Love cocktails? Here are five bottles your liquor cabinet can’t do without

These ingredients aren’t usually seen at home – but their presence opens up a realm of cocktail possibilities

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/03/love-cocktails-here-are-five-bottles-your-liquor-cabinet-cant-do-without

 

Roman Food and Wine Pairings

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/roman-food-and-wine-pairings/

 

An Introduction to Red Wine Blending

This blog post will explore some of the common introductory reasons for using wine blending to craft red wines.

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/an-introduction-to-red-wine-blending/

 

PROSECCO ‘TAKES OVER FROM DISCOUNTED CHAMPAGNE’

Sales of Prosecco will surpass 412 million bottles by 2020, as the Italian sparkling “takes over from discounted Champagne”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/prosecco-takes-over-from-discounted-champagne/

 

CHINA TO BECOME SECOND LARGEST WINE CONSUMER BY 2020

New figures from Vinexpo predict that wine sales in China will grow by 39.8% in the next three years, leading the country to become the world’s second largest wine market after the US.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/china-to-become-second-largest-wine-consumer-by-2020/

 

How to photograph beer

There’s no way to put this gently: Your beer pictures suck. Yeah, you, with the beer blog, and the Facebook albums loaded with dimly lit, weird-angle bottle shots that all have that same, bright-white flash reflection. For your sake, we coerced our eagle-eyed art director, Kevin Robie, to spill the beans on how to take beer photos like the pros.

http://draftmag.com/how-to-photograph-beer/

Slovenia and Croatia clash over Teran red wine name

The red thick wine produced from Refosco vine grapes in Istria near the Adriatic coast is known for its distinctive aroma which resembles the scent of wild berries.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/slovenia-croatia-clash-teran-red-wine-45827208

 

A new approach to an old problem

Although Weight Watchers has been making wines for dieters for 15 years, there has been a slew of releases in the past five years

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/new-approach-old-problem

 

In Wine Bottle Stoppers Cork Still Reigns Over Synthetic, Metal And Glass

First, despite its reputation regarding TCA taint, cork remains king.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2017/03/01/in-wine-bottle-stoppers-cork-still-reigns-over-synthetic-metal-and-glass/#721186586d16

Airlines aim to trick your taste buds at 30,000 feet

Our sensitivity to sweet and salty foods drops by about 30 per cent in the air, compared to when we’re on the ground

http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/airlines-aim-to-trick-your-taste-buds-at-30000-feet-20170301-guoqsn

 

Why sustainability labeling is hard to find

TTB, the agency that regulates wine labeling, doesn’t have a definition for sustainability as it applies to wine

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/why-sustainability-labeling-is-hard-to-find/

The Edgy Side of Valpolicella

For the price, Americans would rather pull the trigger on other rich, robust wines, such as Napa Cabernet or Châteauneuf-du-Pape, before buying an Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/edgy-side-valpolicella-cathrine-todd-dipwset

 

Diam launches Corsican corks

Corsican wine growers are now able to cork their wines with cork sourced from their own forests following a multi-year contract between Diam and Sylvacoop, a co-operative of 40 woodland owners.

http://www.vitisphere.com/news-84684-Diam-launches-Corsican-corks.html

 

Importing Italian Wines with Mariposa Fine Wines

Mariposa Fine Wine &Spirits that is based out of Boston and is owned and operated by female wine wholesaler, Judith Fabre McDonough.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2017/02/italian-wine-importer-mariposa-fine-wines.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=a07ac0964a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-a07ac0964a-294676161

Amstel introduces Amstel Xlight

With 90 calories, 2 grams of carbs, 4.2 percent alcohol by volume and 4 international bittering units, Amstel Xlight is a sessionable, premium quality light beer with a full beer flavor not expected from a light beer, the company says.

http://www.bevindustry.com/articles/90035-amstel-introduces-amstel-xlight?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=7d70ca31ee-The+Daily+Brew%3A+March+2%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-7d70ca31ee-36686829

 

The Wines To Know From Lazio

The region has been abuzz with the investments and passions of a few individuals to improve production quality.

http://winefolly.com/review/the-wines-to-know-from-lazio/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=27755175d0-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-27755175d0-62472929&mc_cid=27755175d0&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Sulphites (SO2) in Wine: Top 7 Facts

More seriously, Sulphur is found in rocks and everywhere underground, and is also a fundamental element of life, found in every cell of every living organism.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/03/02/sulphites-so2-in-wine-top-7-facts/

 

AMERICAN WHISKEY MAKES UP 45% OF US MARKET

Spirits volume sales in the “strong” US market are slated to grow by 4.1% to 224 million nine litre cases by 2020, bolstered by American whiskey which holds 45% of the market.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/american-whiskey-us-market/

 

SKYY VODKA ADDS APRICOT-INFUSED VARIANT

Gruppo Campari has extended its Skyy Vodka range with the addition of a premium apricot-infused expression, called Skyy Infusions California Apricot.

IN STOCK!

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/skyy-vodka-adds-apricot-infused-flavour/

 

America’s Favorite Beer May Surprise You

Hint: It’s not the self-proclaimed “King of Beers.” And it’s not named for an American patriot.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/04/americas-favorite-beer-may-surprise-you.aspx

Neon-Blue Wine Gives Spanish Start-Up a Regulatory Headache

There is no disputing the wine’s color, a neon blue that comes from adding two natural ingredients, indigo dye and anthocyanin, a pigment found in grape skin.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/world/europe/spain-basque-blue-wine-gik.html?_r=0

 

How to find a good wine retailer

The best retailers do more than sell wine. They help you find wine that you didn’t know you liked. It’s easy to sell someone something they already know about. What’s more difficult, and a mark of the best retailers, is to find something new that fits the parameters of wine you already drink

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/find-good-wine-retailer/

 

The New French Paradox

Connection between Oregon and Burgundy grows stronger

https://www.oregonwinepress.com/the-new-french-paradox

Languedoc to Bid Adieu to Appellations?

It’s vital to remember that the Languedoc has fewer traditions to respect than, say, Burgundy, and so winemakers in the region are far more willing to experiment and innovate than in other parts of France

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/03/languedoc-to-bid-adieu-to-appellations

 

From Waste to Wine Glasses

Researchers are turning leftover grape skins from winemaking into novel, 3-D-printed objects.

https://www.insidescience.org/news/brief-waste-wine-glasses

 

An Illustrated History of Craft Beer in America

From risk-taking trailblazers to the rise of beer geeks, we look at how America evolved from a laughing stock to a suds powerhouse.

http://firstwefeast.com/features/illustrated-history-of-craft-beer-in-america

 

Want to Pick Better Bottles? Repeat After Me: Wine Is Food

Most people don’t care about the intricacies of what they consume, as long as it tastes good to them. They have other priorities.

Knowing that you are in a good wine shop can sharpen your decision-making down to issues of taste and occasion rather than quality.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/dining/wine-is-food.html?_r=0

 

Wine tourism in France in numbers

France now has 10 million wine tourists, a real vote of confidence in the sector.

https://www.visitfrenchwine.com/en/product/wine-tourism-france-numbers

 

How to Drink Wine

With so many different wines available and with bottle labels sometimes in different languages and filled with jargon, selecting a wine can seem intimidating. That’s why the single best way to improve your wine-drinking life is to find a good wine shop.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/41-how-to-drink-wine

 

STARBUCKS ROLLS OUT WHISKEY BARREL-AGED COFFEE

Starbucks fans can now enjoy a taste of whiskey in their brew with the launch of the chain’s new whiskey barrel-aged coffee.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/03/starbucks-rolls-out-whiskey-barrel-aged-coffee/

 

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Thursday March 16th

 

Guest: Vincent Mareel

Wines of Bordeaux have long been a French icon.

In the wine world there is no better stories than this regions history, wines and agriculture.

Did you know there is more Merlot and Cabernet grown here than anywhere else in the world?

Vincent will be speaking about the different aspects of Bordeaux regions tasting wines from the various areas.

About Vincent

Vincent Mareel, French born, living in Lille and south of France. He began his US career in Washington, DC with twelve years in the food and wine scene in DC catering to residence and patrons on Capitol Hill. He continued in DC representing both French and prestigious American wines in the DC Metropolitan area, working with elite country clubs and restaurants. Today he has worked for Luneau USA representing the Group Castel as leader in French wines, for 15 years, as well as wineries all over Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal).

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/237914865/

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Italian Wines Of Masi Agricola

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in the Venetian regions. The name itself derives from “Vaio dei Masi”, the small valley in Valpolicella acquired by the Boscaini family, who are still its owners now, at the end of the XVIII century.

Today, Sandro Boscaini, company President and Managing Director, runs Masi with the help of his daughter Alessandra, in charge of sales and administration; his son Raffaele, Marketing Manager and Co-ordinator of the Masi Technical Group and his brother Bruno, Production and Plant Manager. His brother Mario has his own business, but is still part of Masi and an adviser to the management.

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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Get ready for Easter by join Franklin Liquors and Hillside Nursery for an evening of flowers and wine! Design a garden basket of Easter Bulbs for yourself or as a gift, and welcome Spring by tasting through an assortment of seasonal wines

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      The Language of Wine Labels

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Ever found yourself staring at a wine label and been confused about what it’s telling you? You’re not alone! Join Mark and Kim as they decode the language on that bottle of wine. You’ll learn how to tell if a wine is dry or sweet, what might be in a blend, and so much more!

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

Tuition: $999

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 03-04-17

March 4, 2017

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Our March 2017 Events Schedule

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In Our Wine Room This Week

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Exploring California Wines Of Bell And Schug

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 Reasons to fall in Love with Argentine Wines

Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

Saving The Planet, One Substantial Wine Producer At A Time

The business of wine, of course, doesn’t just happen in the vineyard. From the winery to the tasting room, opportunities exist for larger (and, of course, smaller) producers to positively impact the environment.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/02/24/saving-the-planet-one-substantial-wine-producer-at-a-time/#6ea3134b6bb9

 

Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them

Next time you have a glass of wine in front of your nose, see if you can pick out one of these more bizarre flavors.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/weird-wine-flavors-and-the-science-behind-them/

 

How a vitamin found in BEER could be used to treat the painful side effects of chemotherapy

A vitamin found in beer and milk could be used to treat the lasting pain of chemotherapy, new research suggests.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4256936/Vitamin-BEER-treat-chemotherapy-pain.html

DOES YOUR WINE HAVE A GENDER?

Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/does-your-wine-have-a-gender/

Napa Valley partnership is first to develop wine-infused coffee

Molinari Private Reserve, which is made in the heart of the famous wine-making region, started initially as a unique experiment between founder Rick Molinari and coffee roaster John Weaver – a one-time master roaster for Peete’s Coffee.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/napa-valley-partnership-is-first-to-infuse-coffee-beans-with-wine/

 

Connecting with wine consumers and tasting room visitors via mobile devices

In 2015, 68% of U.S. adults owned a smartphone, and, as might be expected, younger consumers were more likely to own one than more mature consumers.

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https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/connecting-with-wine-consumers-and-tasting-room-visitors-via-mobile-devices/

The Art Of Wine: 9 Lessons From World Champion Sommelier Enrico Bernardo

Enrico Bernardo became the youngest world champion sommelier when he achieved the title in 2004 at the age of 27

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/auctionforecast/2017/02/23/the-art-of-wine-9-things-learned-from-a-conversation-with-world-champion-sommelier-enrico-bernardo/#627c56af2e43

 

Redd’s Apple Ale Introduces New Flavors

Redd’s Blueberry Ale returns by popular demand to the Redd’s family, joining the new Redd’s Raspberry Ale.

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https://www.brewbound.com/news/redds-apple-ale-introduces-new-flavors?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ff65b0889f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+23%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ff65b0889f-36686829

 

Horizontal versus Vertical Lees Aging: A Case Study in Franciacorta

One of the most interesting vinification methods used by Mosnel for some of their Franciacortas is the use of horizontal stainless steel tanks during the post-fermentation period, as opposed to using the vertical tanks that are much more common in winemaking.

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http://www.academicwino.com/2017/02/horizontal-vertical-lees-aging-franciacorta.html/

 

A Tale of Two (Very Different) Chardonnays

Chardonnay: it’s the most planted white grape in the world, as well as the most planted wine grape in the United States. And yet, Chardonnay seems to be the world’s most polarizing wine: you either love it or hate it.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/a-tale-of-two-very-different-chardonnays/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2534d92615-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2534d92615-62472929&mc_cid=2534d92615&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Beer Is Still The Undisputed Champ Of Alcoholic Beverages

Who doesn’t love a cold beer? According to AYTM, 46.4 percent of Americans regularly buy beer, higher than every other alcoholic beverage.

Statista noted the percentage of U.S. consumers who regularly buy the following alcoholic beverages:

Wine – 36.1 percent.

Liquor – 30.2 percent.

Cocktails/mixed drinks – 19.5 percent.

None – 18.7 percent.

Hard soda – 10.9 percent.

Other – 2.4 percent.

WINE CLOSURES: THE FACTS

Whether it be cork, plastic or aluminium, winemakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to stoppers. Patrick Schmitt MW considers the performance of each closure type.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/wine-closures-the-facts/

 

Asti Secco, AstiSecco, Astisecco, Prosecco: Italian wine heading toward an identity crisis

The creation of Asti Secco (Dry Asti), a dry wine made from Moscato grapes grown in Asti province in Piedmont.

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https://dobianchi.com/2017/02/24/italian-sounding-government-italy-food-wine/

 

Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

The Task Force will establish working groups that will comprise of industry stakeholders and will focus on specific areas and topics. A preliminary report will be provided to the Treasurer within six months of convening.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2017/02/28/massachusetts-announces-alcohol-beverage-task-force/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=66a691d265-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-66a691d265-121923797

 

http://www.mass.gov/treasury/about/media-pubs/treas-press-rel/2017/treasurer-goldberg-announces-alcohol-task-force.html

 

What is ‘wild’ yeast, and why is it all the rage in wine, beer and cider?

A single grapevine teems with life. There’s the fruit, of course, but I’m mainly talking about the tens of millions of microscopic bits of yeast, fungi and bacteria clinging to the ripe grape skins.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/what-is-wild-yeast-the-ingredient-thats-all-the-rage-in-wine-beer-and-cider/article34148939/

 

Constellation humiliates its competition in retail sales growth.

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10 Reasons to fall in Love with Argentine Wines

Argentina is the fifth largest wine-producing country in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2017/02/28/10-reasons-to-fall-in-love-with-argentine-wines/

 

Italian Wines: Strong Growth Potential for Wines Beloved by U.S. Consumers

Italy maintained its position as the number one international supplier of wines to this country both in terms of value and volume, with a total import of 323.8 million liters

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/italian-wines-strong-growth-potential-130000775.html

 

10 Party Facts about the Roman God of Wine

Bacchus was primarily known as the god of agriculture and wine, but was also associated with fertility, drama, and revelry.

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http://winefolly.com/update/10-party-facts-about-the-roman-god-of-wine/

 

CHINA’S WINE REGIONS: XINJIANG

Bordering Mongolia, India and Kazakhstan, Xinjiang is home to the world’s second largest shifting sand desert – the Takla Makan – which accounts for two thirds of China’s desert area. Winemaking or even growing profitable crops seems highly unlikely, and yet this outpost in northwestern China has grown to be China’s biggest winemaking region.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/03/chinas-wine-regions-xinjiang/

 

How Pinot Noir From Around The World Is Changing Wine-Drinking Perceptions

What’s more interesting is the sheer range of Pinot Noir available right now, and the stunning number of places in which this most finicky grape variety is being successfully grown and vinified.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2017/02/28/how-pinot-noir-from-around-the-world-is-changing-wine-drinking-perceptions/#1be57361bc8f

 

Going Organic with Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico now has 50 producers making wine from organic grapes, and fully one-third of the vineyards in the region are certified organic.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/03/going-organic-with-chianti-classico

 

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Thursday March 16th

 

Guest: Vincent Mareel

Wines of Bordeaux have long been a French icon.

In the wine world there is no better stories than this regions history, wines and agriculture.

Did you know there is more Merlot and Cabernet grown here than anywhere else in the world?

Vincent will be speaking about the different aspects of Bordeaux regions tasting wines from the various areas.

About Vincent

Vincent Mareel, French born, living in Lille and south of France. He began his US career in Washington, DC with twelve years in the food and wine scene in DC catering to residence and patrons on Capitol Hill. He continued in DC representing both French and prestigious American wines in the DC Metropolitan area, working with elite country clubs and restaurants. Today he has worked for Luneau USA representing the Group Castel as leader in French wines, for 15 years, as well as wineries all over Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal).

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Franklins own Walsh Family, an Irish Whiskey Importer

This evening is designed to promote the sensible enjoyment of Irish whiskey, Ireland’s indigenous spirit. We believe there is something extra-special about Irish whiskey in its many varieties.

So whether you’re a discerning aficionado or whiskey, or simply partial to the occasional sup, plan to join local Irish whiskey importer of Flaming Leprechaun for this interesting, informative and fun evening in a friendly, casual environment at Franklin Liquors. This is and Irish Whiskey Tasting experience you are sure to enjoy, savor and remember.

http://flamingleprechaun.com

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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  Easter Garden Bulb Basket and Spring Wines

April 6

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Get ready for Easter by join Franklin Liquors and Hillside Nursery for an evening of flowers and wine! Design a garden basket of Easter Bulbs for yourself or as a gift, and welcome Spring by tasting through an assortment of seasonal wines

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      The Language of Wine Labels

May 10

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Ever found yourself staring at a wine label and been confused about what it’s telling you? You’re not alone! Join Mark and Kim as they decode the language on that bottle of wine. You’ll learn how to tell if a wine is dry or sweet, what might be in a blend, and so much more!

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

Tuition: $999

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

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March 9th French wines

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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 become an expert!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2098

 

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Bacardi 1.75L $24.99

Captain Morgan 1.75L $26.99

Blue Chair Bay Rums 750ml $19.99

 

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Souther Comfort Pepper 1.75L $28.99

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Cordials

Citronage 750ml $19.99

Licor 43 750ml $19.99

John Daly Sweet Tea 750ml $7.99

 

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Woodbridge $11.99 ( Case of 6 @$10.99 Each)

Zonin Winemakers Select Pinot Noir $10.99

Red Diamond $14.99

 

Blends

Bolla Torr Alta $17.99

Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99

Young Brute $12.99

Ironside $14.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Perceptum $24.99

Episode Red Blend $179.99

Summerland Trio $27.99

Tranzind $12.99

Clancys $12.99

Ironside Napa Red Blend $29.99

 

Bordeaux

Chateau La Louviere White $49.99

Clos L’Eglise $84.99

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Hanna $25.99

Sivas-Sonoma $17.99

Robert Mondavi Oakville $45.99

Clos Pegase $39.99

Gott 11 $49.99

Murphy Goode Alexander Valley $22.99

Silver Palm $19.99

Avalon Napa $17.99

Josh North Coast $16.99

Red Sox $17.99

 

Chardonnay

Dreyer Sonoma $13.99

Hess Napa $19.99

Patz & Hall Sonoma $29.99

Novellum $9.99

Simple Life $12.99

Custard $17.99

The Arsonist $19.99

 

Italian

Crociani Vino Nobile $26.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Pio2 $13.99

Antinori Santa Cristina $11.99

Castellani Rosso $9.99

Castellani Chianti $10.99

Cerro Chianti $12.99

 

Pinot Grigio

Beachhouse $9.99

Santa Margherita $19.99

 

Lemberger

Kiona $11.99

 

Malbec

Proemio $9.99

 

Merlot

Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge $25.99

 

Petite Sirah

Lucky Star $9.99

Handcraft $9.99

 

Pinot Noir

Summerland Fiddlestix $49.99

Route 152 $12.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

Sokol Blosser $37.99

J Lohr Fogs Reach $27.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

 

Riesling

Dr Loosen $10.99

St Michelle Harvest Select $9.99

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Cultivar $12.99

Bell $16.99

Huru $11.99

J Lohr Napa $16.99

 

Shiraz

Chocolate Box $17.99

Long Shadows Sequel $49.99

Woop Woop $11.99

Shingleback $19.99

 

Sparkling

Banfi Rosa Regale $17.99

Brut Dargent Cremant $12.99

Codorniu Cava $10.99

Gemma di Luna Moscato $14.99

Amore DI Amanti Prosecco $9.99

 

Zinfandel

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Kenwood Jack London $17.99

 

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