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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:

 

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Starter

 

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

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Two ways your can explore this with us:

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-11-17

December 11, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-11-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

Holiday wine trends 2017

  AND MORE!

How High Elevation Wines are Taking Spain to New Heights

One of the most important components in an elegant wine is the region’s terroir. Learn how elevation is being used to create a unique Spanish style.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/25/elevation-spanish-wine/

 

Could This Biological Control Help Save the Wine Industry?

Pierce’s Disease has also limited the production of European grapes in Mexico, Central America, and the Southwestern U.S. California vineyards are at a greater risk due to the introduction of a pest — the glassy-winged sharpshooter

http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/biological-control-help-save-wine-industry/

 

Switzerland: Your Unexpected Next Wine Destination

Switzerland’s best-hidden treasure is arguably its wine, which I’m willing to bet you’ve never tasted—unless, of course, you’ve visited the country, in which case you’ve been let in on a delicious secret.

https://www.vogue.com/article/switzerland-wine-regions-where-to-stay-eat-drink

 

ALL THE WAYS TO MAKE CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE, EXPLAINED

There are a few different options, and each one can create a remarkably different style of beverage.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sparkling-wine-champagne-methods/

 

Expand Your White Wine Palate with Unfiltered Chardonnay

One category that you may not have heard of before, though, is unfiltered wine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/newton-unfiltered-chardonnay/

 

NEW CLASSIFICATION CRUCIAL FOR CAVA SINCE CATALONIA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE

Launched internationally in London last month was Cava de Paraje Calificado, which, as db reported last week, is the strictest sparkling wine classification in the world, and so tough that only nine cellars have reached the standards required to use the new quality seal.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/new-classification-crucial-for-cava-since-catalonia-declared-independence/

Holiday wine trends 2017

We’re willing to spend more money for holiday wine in 2017, but don’t try fobbing us off with overpriced crap

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/holiday-wine-trends-2017/

 

3 Approaches for Organizing a Wine List

Wine directors from around the country discuss how they structure their wine lists

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/3-approaches-for-organizing-a-wine-list/

 

Is Wine Different from Other Consumer Products?

Things that are not different about wine: It’s bought and consumed by the same consumers who buy other products, and the basic laws of economics are the same for wine as for other consumer products
https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/192592/Is-Wine-Different-from-Other-Consumer-Products

 

SIX NEW GRAPE VARIETIES TTB APPROVED FOR DESIGNATING AMERICAN WINE

The TTB recently granted administrative approval for the use of six new grape variety names on American wine labels.

Sauvignon Kretos

Merlot Kanthus

Fleurtai

Sauvignon Rytos

Cabernet Volos

Soreli

 

 

Turn water into wine, literally, with SodaStream’s new Sparkling Gold

The machine known for turning water into soda is now taking things a step further, and turning water into wine.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/sodastream-sparkling-gold/

 

France’s Gaillac wine region filled with great bargains

So what makes the wines from Gaillac so good?

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/11/wine_press_frances_gaillac_win.html

 

Giving the Champagne Flute Some Well-Deserved Love and Support

The much-maligned Champagne flute needs a hero. One editor stands up for them as the ideal sparkling wine vessel, with help from a scientist and psychologist.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/27/champagne-flute/

 

EGRI BIKAVÉR, THE BULL’S BLOOD OF HUNGARY

“Bull’s Blood,” Egri Bikavér is a blend based on Hungary’s wealth of indigenous grape varieties, seasoned with the odd international grape.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/egri-bikaver-the-bulls-blood-of-hungary/?rs_oid_rd=97259535724438&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-28-17#.Wh3KwK2ZOT8

 

Singapore researchers make healthy wine out of tofu

It’s the world’s first of its kind, bears sweet, fruity notes and is good for your health.

https://www.cnet.com/news/singapore-researchers-make-healthy-wine-out-of-tofu/

 

LeBron James’ incredible taste in wine, explained by 4 experts

Is there anything James isn’t great at?!

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/28/16710156/lebron-james-wine-incredible-taste-experts-agree

 

 

Your Wine Scanner For Christmas!

MyŒno team has developed a wine scanner that objectively characterizes the style of the wine you are savouring.

VERY INTERESTING!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76411480/your-wine-scanner-for-christmas

Another Read:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/myoeno-wine-scanner/

 

Wine Pairing With Thai Food

What goes into your favorite Pad Thai or curry isn’t a random assembly of ingredients. It’s a complex blend of the sour, sweet, salty, and spicy, as well as the bitter and aromatic.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-pairing-thai-food/

 

CHAMPAGNE TOE-STS: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DRINKING BUBBLY FROM WOMEN’S SHOES

When exactly were you supposed to do such a thing? And how?! Practically speaking, using a shoe as a drinking vessel seems difficult to execute (heel or toe?).

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-womens-shoes/

 

Color of Wine App Launches

FREE mobile coloring app for lovers of the wine lifestyle – called Color of Wine – now in the Apple Store.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/29/color-wine-app-launch

 

Saturday Night Live Is Releasing Four Limited Edition Wines

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with SNL, has created a new wine collection in honor of the classic sketch show (currently in its 43rd season), which also pays tribute to some of the show’s more memorable characters from recent years.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/saturday-night-live-is-releasing-four-limited-time.html

 

I intended to slightly chill a red wine in the fridge but forgot it for a week. Is it kaput?

Red wine is just as sturdy as, and in some ways more sturdy than, white. Cold merely slows down reactions responsible for aging, so consider your wine better preserved.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/i-intended-to-slightly-chill-a-red-wine-in-the-fridge-but-forgot-it-for-a-week-is-it-kaput/article37122742/

 

The Magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Elegant Chardonnay-based Champagnes, blanc de blancs come from chalk-rich soils in the Côte de Blancs. Discover bottles showcasing the best of this style.

https://www.winemag.com/2017/11/28/blanc-de-blancs-champagne/

 

Why wine never tastes the same once you’ve flown it

WE LOVE bringing home souvenir bottles of wine from our holidays but wine hates flying. An expert explains why it never tastes the same once it’s left the ground.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/why-wine-never-tastes-the-same-once-youve-flown-it/news-story/690865f82ba0b9d9f54822cf9092ba32

 

What goes into a bottle of wine?

So what exactly goes into making a bottle of wine?

http://cayugawinetrail.com/about-us/news/190/what-goes-into-a-bottle-of-wine

 

100 Best Wines of Sonoma

This chart is best viewed in landscape mode when on a small mobile device.

http://www.sonomamag.com/best-wines-of-sonoma-county-2017/

8 Awkward Truths About Being a Wine Connoisseur

Being a wine connoisseur in this day and age is better than it’s ever been before: wine is higher quality and there are more choices than ever. Despite this, there are some painfully true facts about being a wine connoisseur that can’t help but make us laugh.

http://winefolly.com/update/being-a-wine-connoisseur/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=35b8851719-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-35b8851719-62472929&mc_cid=35b8851719&mc_eid=d73340fcba

When should I open my NV Champagne?
Saving a bottle of NV Champagne for a special occasion, but not sure how long you can keep it? Read the opinion of Decanter


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/open-nv-champagne-ask-decanter-372720/#T95sYH8Zm9wJgITA.99

JIM BEAM HAS CREATED A VOICE-CONTROLLED SMART DECANTER THAT POURS ON COMMAND

The handy gadget is a send-up of new smart-home devices like Amazon Echo, which act more or less as personal assistants to those who can afford them

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/video-jim-beam-has-created-a-voice-controlled-smart-decanter-that-pours-on-command/

 

New Burgundy ‘appellation’

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region’s hierarchy.


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-burgundy-cote-dor-appellation-380473/#zGASW9SLWswqXvXs.99

How to drink smart during holidays without worrying about calories

For everyone else, at holiday get-together time, vigilant calorie-counting is the death of fun. A general awareness, though — that’s just smart partying.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-weight-smart-wine-drinking-1201-story.html

 

Jameson unveils IPA-finished Irish whiskey

Following a “successful” trial run in Ireland, Irish Distillers has launched Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, an Irish whiskey finished in IPA beer barrels.

IN STOCK!

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jameson-unveils-ipa-finished-irish-whiskey/

 

RAMON BILBAO TURNS A WINE BARREL INTO A VIOLIN

Head winemaker Rodolfo Bastida partnered with Spanish classical musician Ara Malikian and third-generation violin maker Fernando Solar on the project.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/ramon-bilbao-turns-a-wine-barrel-into-a-violin/

 

Would You Pay $5,000 For Wine And Beer Glasses Made Of Cheese?

It’s a product that could steal the heart of any cheesehead: wine and beer glasses made out of cheese.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finlandia-wine-beer-cheese-glasses_us_5a21d7cde4b03c44072da4d2

 

 

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About

Nova Scotia’s wines, which some say rival Champagne, didn’t always hold such an esteemed reputation in the wine community

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/canadian-sparkling-wine-region

 

Shelf Chilling Wine Glasses

Cool gadget!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLZGTAE/ref=as_at/?creativeASIN=B00FLZGTAE&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9LqJL858AQNFsmpCBk7UTw&slotNum=0&tag=mashable0c-20

 

 

Survey show people spending more on wine

How much do you spend on a bottle of wine, and how do you compare with your fellow wine buyers? Here are statistics from a recent survey of 340,000 U.S. wine individual buyers:

http://www.reporternews.com/story/life/2017/11/28/gus-clemens-survey-show-people-spending-more-wine/900811001/

 

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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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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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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-04-17

December 4, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-04-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Low-alcohol wine is not wine, it’s grape juice. Where’s the joy in that?

That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

  AND MORE!

 

Why a female fly will ruin your drink, but a male is fine

A single fly falling into your glass of wine may be enough to ruin it.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2153660-why-a-female-fly-will-ruin-your-drink-but-a-male-is-fine/#link_time=1510847181

What is Certified Craft Wine?

A Certified Craft Wine is a small production wine made in runs of less than 5,000 cases made by an identifiable winemaker.

https://craftwine.org/what-is-certified-craft-wine/

 

WORLD’S FIRST EDIBLE COCKTAIL MENU LAUNCHED

The ever-innovative Tippling Club restaurant in Singapore has launched what it claims to be the world’s first edible cocktail menu based around dreams and desires.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/worlds-first-edible-cocktail-menu-launched/

 

Colle Asolani – Prosecco and More

The problem was that Prosecco could be produced outside of its spiritual home, the province of Treviso; indeed it was (and still is) made in the region of Friuli, and believe it or not, can even be produced today in Brazil!

https://learnitalianwines.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/colle-asolani-prosecco-and-more/

 

Drink Up, And Stop Worrying About These Wine Myths

I’m amazed how much people worry about something as simple and pleasurable as wine. It’s not that I don’t understand: Wine can seem confusing in its complexity. And it attracts snobs, who make themselves feel bigger by belittling anyone who knows less.

http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/11/new-wine-rules-jon-bonne/

 

12 Fascinating Facts About Red Wine

Here are 12 facts that will completely change the way you think about red wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/facts-about-red-wine/

A Guide to Italy’s Wine Regions

We get it. With more than 350 official wine varieties and 20 different wine-producing regions, the world of Italian wine can be confusing and overwhelming.

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/a-guide-to-italys-wine-regions

HARRY POTTER’S THEME SONG SOUNDS EVEN MORE MAGICAL PERFORMED WITH WINE GLASSES

The iconic song everyone thinks of as the Harry Potter theme is actually titled “Hedwig’s Theme.” While not every movie fan might know that bit of trivia, all Potter enthusiasts can recognize the tune from the first few notes alone.

https://nerdist.com/harry-potters-theme-song-wine-glasses/

9 surprising health benefits of mulled wine

The traditional Christmas tipple mulled wine contains a host of hidden health boosters.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/healthy-eating/9-surprising-health-benefits-of-mulled-wine-11364229012051

The Most Important Step When Cleaning Wine Glasses

There’s just one extra step I’ve learned to take that makes a big difference in whether my clean wine glasses look just kinda clean or extra clean.

http://www.thekitchn.com/the-most-important-step-when-cleaning-wine-glasses-251206

An easy guide to pairing beer with barbecue

The golden rule of matching a beer with a dish is to consider the relative intensity of flavor between pint and plate.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-barbecue-20171120-story.html?barc=0

 

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

Beaune’s new offering: beef reared on the byproducts of the wine-making process.

The cows are fed in their last months with the mulchy residue left after the world-famous local vintages are fermented and distilled, as well as on crushed blackcurrants.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/food/633627/french-wine-country-unveils-its-answer-to-kobe-beef/story/

 

What Else Is Wine Aged In Besides Oak Barrels? Ask The Expert!

Explore what lies beyond oak in answer to the question of what else is wine aged in besides oak barrels!

https://www.reversewinesnob.com/what-else-is-wine-aged-in-ask-the-expert

 

Myths and Facts About Kosher Wine

What is Kosher wine and does it taste different from regular wine?

http://winefolly.com/review/myths-facts-kosher-wine/

 

Apple’s War on Harmless Vice…Is Wine Next?

At what point does Apple ban all alcohol/wine-related apps?

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2017/11/apples-war-harmless-vice-wine-next/

I Tried a Bottle of the New Synthetic Wine

It doesn’t taste half bad.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/11/ava_winery_s_new_synthetic_wine_doesn_t_taste_half_bad.html

‘Santé!’ Wine May Improve Foreign Language Skills

A recent study finds that a small amount of alcohol could give new meaning to the phrase “Dutch courage”

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Alcohol-May-Improve-Foreign-Language-Skills

How to Make Candy Out of Wine

While you can certainly buy booze-filled candy come holiday time, there’s something special about making your own treats.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/booze-in-the-kitchen-how-to-make-candy-out-of-wine.html

Study Finds People Born Without Tongues Able to Differentiate Wine Tastes

A new study from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has found a person’s ability to recognize different tastes and flavors is not completely dependent on the tongue alone.

https://lbpost.com/life/health/2000011774-study-finds-people-born-without-tongues-able-to-differentiate-wine-tastes

 

CATENA UNVEILS NEW LABEL DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE HISTORY OF MALBEC

Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata has unveiled a new label design for its Malbec Argentino 2015 inspired by the history of its flagship variety and told through four symbolic women.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/catena-unveils-new-label-design-inspired-by-the-history-of-malbec/

 

Prosecco DOC gears up for approval of new ‘Brutnature’ description

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has revealed it is hoping to get approval for the use of a new Prosecco description – Brutnature, on labels in 2018.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22668/Prosecco_DOC_gears_up_for_approval_of_new__91Brutnature_92_description.html

 

IF A WINE TASTES LIKE APPLES, DOES IT HAVE APPLES IN IT?

When someone says that a wine tastes like apples or grass, does this mean that it actually has apples or grass in it?

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-wine-tastes-like-apples/

 

5 Mistakes People Make When Drinking Champagne

To start, you’re probably serving your bubbles too cold

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/common-champagne-drinking-mistakes

 

FRENCH WINE APPELLATIONS

Info on the wine regions in France

https://www.thebacklabel.com/french-wine-appellations/?rs_oid_rd=87827787542422&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-11-21-17#.WhlxO62ZOT8

 

The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers

Retailers discuss shelf talkers as a marketing tool—and share their most effective strategies for creating them

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-shelf-talkers/

 

Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?

Wine industry experts weigh in on whether wine labels should be more transparent, revealing when common additives are used

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/should-wine-labels-list-ingredients/

 

That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank

This is the home of a company that might not manage the trick of turning water into wine, but turns wine into fuel-grade ethanol on a large scale.

https://qz.com/1135119/where-unsellable-wine-goes-to-die-and-become-fuel-for-your-cars-gas-tank/

 

LAUNCH OF STRICTEST SPARKLING WINE CLASSIFICATION IN THE WORLD

Called Cava de Paraje Calificado, the classification is open to all Cava producers, but only nine cellars have reached the required standards to achieve the new quality seal, which has no equal in the world of fizz.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/london-sees-launch-of-strictest-sparkling-wine-classification-in-the-world/

 

DOES GIN REALLY MAKE YOU CRY? NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW DIFFERENT ALCOHOLS AFFECT OUR MOODS

Researchers quizzed more than 30,00 people aged 18-34 from 21 countries around the world, asking them to describe how they felt after imbibing beer, spirits, red and white wine over the course of a year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/does-gin-really-make-you-cry-new-study-shows-how-different-alcohols-affect-our-moods/

 

Welcome to the world’s best
SPARKLING WINE REGIONS

Expedia ranked the best wine countries you must visit and explore

Travel the world with Expedia and get an education as to the very best wines on offer wherever you visit!

https://www.expedia.co.uk/vc/c/best-sparkling-wine-countries/

 

Low-alcohol wine is not wine, it’s grape juice. Where’s the joy in that?

There’s nothing more dispiriting than the three words “low-alcohol wine”, with the possible exception of “low-fat cheese”. They usually denote a sickly-sweet concoction with little resemblance to anything you would normally drink.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/low-alcohol-wine-supermarkets-sales-drunk

 

Should You Be Drinking Wine That’s Been Aged Underwater?

What is underwater-aged wine and is it even safe to drink?

https://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/should-you-be-drinking-wine-thats-been-aged-underwater.html

 

Goblet of fire: how spat-out wine is being turned into spirits

Spit buckets containing 500 litres of discarded wine give Tasmanian distiller an idea on sustainability

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/24/goblet-of-fire-how-spat-out-wine-is-being-turned-into-spirits

 

Meet Black Chardonnay

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

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/meet-black-chardonnay/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58722821&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8rT-F0f1KIRmIlS5lEzmw9WkNOASizeEyL5CZIQsaA8ZZpI8YSUnW0X1uUAnmIF-F8WoRKU_7RRhSWijs5dC4Hvp8b6PczqXihG5I9UX1Y_D_sumo&_hsmi=58747006

 

Italian spirits market: More than the aperitivo

The Italian spirits renaissance has been boosted by an unstoppable orange wave. But there’s much more to Italy’s diverse and rapidly advancing drinks scene than the aperitivo.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/italian-spirits-market-more-than-the-aperitivo/

 

Dutch wine joins the big cheeses on EU’s list of specialties

The Netherlands may be more famous for edam and gouda, but its winemakers are tasting success credited to climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/dutch-join-the-big-cheeses-on-eu-list-of-protected-delicacies-but-with-wine

 

Wine Flour Is A Thing! Here’s What You Need to Know

That’s right, the grapes from your favorite vinos are being milled into a flour. The brain child of Hillary Niver-Johnson, it’s called Finger Lakes Wine Flour.

https://www.brit.co/what-is-wine-flour/

 

Beer and brewing by numbers

Take a look at some more fun beer facts and figures

https://blog.oup.com/2017/11/beer-brewing-numbers-facts-infographic/

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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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 

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How To attend and join

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

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

 

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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.

More Soon!

 

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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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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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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-27-17

November 27, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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11-27-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

5 WAYS TO MAKE BAD WINE BETTER

Why Human Feet Make the Best Port

New Study Shows Drinking Wine Could Help You Lose Weight

 

  AND MORE!

 

YOU CAN NOW TRACK YOUR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WITH AMAZON ALEXA

My Alcohol Tracker will let you use voice commands to quickly update your alcohol consumption, for example: “Alexa, ask my alcohol tracker to add one pint of beer.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/you-can-now-track-you-alcohol-consumption-with-amazon-alexa/

ProntoBev Wine Chiller Accepts $100,000 Offer from Mark Cuban
The system chills a bottle of wine using unique temperatures in less than 30 seconds.

https://www.business2community.com/entertainment/shark-tank-prontobev-wine-chiller-accepts-100000-offer-mark-cuban-01958080#fV1pkcMTK61OAkRT.97

 

UNDERSTANDING THE RITUAL OF DECANTING

The primary reason to decant any wine is aeration.

https://vinepair.com/articles/understanding-decanting/

 

Budweiser’s Ex-Marketing Chief Sees Weed as New Craft Beer

“This bud’s for you” has taken on a whole new meaning

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-13/budweiser-s-ex-marketing-chief-sees-weed-as-the-new-craft-beer

 

90% OF SPARKLING VOUVRAY REMAINS IN FRANCE

The low production volumes, however, has not stopped the region’s still wines from gaining traction overseas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/90-of-sparkling-vouvray-remains-in-france/

 

How much of the wine you drink is truly vegan?

Wine is just grapes, right? Isn’t it automatically vegan?

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Know-your-vintners-only-some-Napa-Valley-12340097.php

 

Beer Pong Golf is the viral drinking game going viral

The seventeen-year-old founder tells us how he thought of the idea considering he’s not even old enough to drink.

https://cheddar.com/videos/how-beer-pong-golfing-went-from-an-idea-to-a-kickstarter

 

New Study Shows Drinking Wine Could Help You Lose Weight

Another day, another survey suggesting that wine is either going to prolong your life or fast-track your death.

This time, it’s good news: Drinking wine can actually contribute to weight loss, according to a study by Washington State University, cited by Delish.

http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/new-study-shows-drinking-wine-could-help-you-lose-weight

 

Beam Suntory releases Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut

Beam Suntory has launched Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, a limited-edition Kentucky straight Bourbon aged for five to six years.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/beam-suntory-releases-jim-beam-distillers-cut/

 

EVIDENCE OF OLDEST WINE IN HUMAN HISTORY DISCOVERED

The oldest evidence ever found of wine made using grapes has been discovered in Georgia. Some 8,000 years old it confirms that mankind’s relationship with wine is as much as 500-1,000 years older than previously thought.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/oldest-ever-evidence-of-wine-discovered-in-georgia/

 

COULD VIRTUAL COCKTAILS BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

The vocktail comes with an app that allows users to customise their drinking experience by choosing the colour of their cocktail and its virtual aromas and flavours via Bluetooth technology.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/could-virtual-cocktails-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

AUSSIE WINEMAKER RELEASES ‘F*** HIM’ TRUMP WINE

An Australian winery has produced a 2016 Chardonnay called F*** Him to voice its opposition to US President Trump and promote acceptance of different races, genders, sexualities and religions.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/aussie-winemaker-releases-anti-trump-wine/

 

Band Train Wine

The Wine Group has launched Drops of Jupiter, a new brand from winemaker James Foster and Pat Monahan, lead singer of the band Train. Drops of Jupiter ($20) includes a Cabernet Sauvignon from Southeast Australia, a Pinot Noir from California’s San Benito AVA and a Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are currently in select markets at retail and nationally through Amazon until the end of 2017. While the winemaker and singer previously collaborated on the California-sourced Save Me San Francisco label, the Wine Group is positioning Drops of Jupiter as a separate brand. In 2016, Save Me San Francisco slipped 20% to 140,000 cases in the U.S.

 

US group launches six cannabis-based drinks

Seattle-based company Tarukino has added six cannabis-infused beverages to its range of products, which already includes a cannabis-infused sexual lubricant.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/11/us-group-launches-six-cannabis-based-drinks/

Pabst Moves Into Spirits with Launch of Not Your Father’s Bourbon

The 86 proof (43 percent ABV), small-batch bourbon is the first product to be launched in a new line of spirits under the Not Your Father’s label, which includes the popular Not Your Father’s Root Beer flavored malt beverage as well as hard vanilla cream and ginger ale offerings, among others.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/pabst-moves-spirits-launch-not-fathers-bourbon?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0a14a6d33a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+15%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0a14a6d33a-36686829

Top 100 Wine Brands

Castel Frères took top spot for the second year in a row despite strong volume performances from other brands in the top five.

https://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/international/two-us-wines-in-the-iwsr-top-100-wine-list-rankings/131754

 

Why Human Feet Make the Best Port

The human foot is strong enough to crush the fruit but it’s soft enough to ensure the grape’s seeds don’t burst open.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/xwaky7/why-human-feet-make-the-best-port

 

A GUIDE TO MENDOZA, ARGENTINA’S PREMIER WINE REGION

Mendoza is this South American country’s single most important wine region, the one that helped establish Argentina as a tour de force in the wine world and catapulted it to fame in the latter part of the 20th century. And there is one grape responsible for the nation’s phenomenal success: Malbec.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/a-guide-to-mendoza-argentinas-premier-wine-region/?rs_oid_rd=86285894283158&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-11-16-17#.WhGnUq2ZOT8

 

5 WAYS TO MAKE BAD WINE BETTER

There’s so much good wine in the world that bad wine seems such an exceptional tragedy.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/5-ways-to-make-bad-wine-better/?rs_oid_rd=86285894283158&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-11-16-17#.WhGo3K2ZOT8

Top 20 Most Expensive Champagne Wines

Let’s remind everyone here that Champagne can only be made in France, in a relatively small and cold wine region South-East of Paris the wine was named after.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/11/17/top-20-most-expensive-champagne-wines/

 

Senate Republicans tax plan includes a ‘monumental’ change that craft beer has been fighting for years

Reduces craft brewers’ excise tax from $7 per barrel to just $3.50 per barrel on their first 60,000 barrels.

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-tax-plan-big-change-craft-beer-2017-11?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=36f5841754-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+16%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-36f5841754-36686829

 

67 of the Best Stouts (Under 8% ABV), Blind-Tasted and Ranked

There was a time when “stout” was an indispensable beer style for practically any brewery.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/11/67-of-the-best-stouts-under-8-abv-blind-tasted-and.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=36f5841754-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+16%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-36f5841754-36686829

A $1,000 bottle of wine grows in Brooklyn on a first-of-its-kind rooftop vine

The grapes are being grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, the first attempt ever in the world to create a commercially viable rooftop vineyard.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/16/in-brooklyn-new-york-the-worlds-first-rooftop-wine-country.html

 

Tropic thunder

The last time wine from the Canary Islands was recognized for its quality was in Shakespeare’s day.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/why-wine-from-the-canary-islands-is-guaranteed-to-impress-your-holidaycrowd/article36883834/

 

Life is a cabernet

The Bledsoe Family expands beyond high-end Doubleback

IN STOCK

http://www.bendbulletin.com/entertainment/5748665-151/life-is-a-cabernet

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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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

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

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And More!

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Upcoming Events

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Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 590 Club Members!

How To attend and join

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

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

 

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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.

More Soon!

 

Food And Wine Events

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Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

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Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School (First In MA)

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

Liquor Industry News/Links 11-20-17

November 20, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-20-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

Make Your Life Easier; Buy a Case of Wine for Thanksgiving

The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

To Pair With That Thanksgiving Bird, Consider Beer

  AND MORE!

 

Our Thanksgiving Food And Wine Guide 2017

 

Please Shop Small November 25th

 

Corona Adding New Refresca Premium Spiked Refresher

This is Corona Refresca and it is a “premium spiked refresher.”  This spiked water will hit 4.5%-AbV and it will be packaged in 12oz cans for U.S. distribution.

http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/11/corona-adding-new-refresca-premium.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ffdb6c8ef5-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ffdb6c8ef5-36686829

Warming Drinks

From apple-brandy hot toddies to mulled red wine, here are superb warming drinks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/warming-drinks?xid=NL_WINELIST110717&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017110712PM#1

12 Ways to Tell a Good Beer List from a Bad One, According to Experts

America’s beer scene is larger than ever before, but for a good beer list, often times less is more.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/good-beer-list?xid=NL_WINELIST110717&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017110712PM

What’s in a World Series Wine? Astros Championship Brut Is Up to Bat

Their official Astros 2017 World Series Championship Brut also debuted.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Baseball-World-Series-Wine-Houston-Astros-Championship-Brut-Unfiltered

Women can now get the festive feeling with a MULLED WINE bikini wax

The Yuletide beauty treatment has been created by Ministry of Waxing, which has five salons across London.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4825142/women-can-now-get-the-festive-feeling-with-a-mulled-wine-bikini-wax-but-were-not-sure-how-we-feel-about-it/

The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

Human behavior is often unpredictable. But immutable rules seem to govern certain situations, like Thanksgiving entertaining.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/dining/drinks/review-thanksgiving-wines.html

Cat Wine Box Purse

This cooler is designed like a snazzy shoulder bag, but actually is made to hold up to 3 liters of your favorite wine inside.

https://www.whatonearthcatalog.com/whatonearth/AccessoriesJewelry_AC/Item_s-Cat-Wine-Box-Purse_CS9322.html

Decoding Amarone: Inside Italy’s Most Idiosyncratic Red Wine

A gentle giant of sorts, Amarone counts among the most peculiar and polarizing of the world’s collectible wines—sometimes monolithic, sometimes elegant, and often deceptively both.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/features/b/bryce-wiatrak/posts/decoding-amarone

How One Beer Is Angling Itself Toward Drinkers With Active Lifestyles

After a long day’s work, the first thing you might want to do is sit back, relax, and crack open a cold beer. Athletes aren’t very different from the rest of us.

https://www.si.com/eats/2017/11/03/dogfish-beer-sports-drink-replacement

Reading wine labels quiz – Test your knowledge

From the keys of St Peter to the variations of Tokaji; how is your wine label literacy?


http://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz/reading-wine-labels-quiz-test-knowledge-379357/#vo6AD2rFGz09byUp.99

Wine & Nuts 101

The Best Pairing Advice For a Tasting Nutty Treat

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/03/30/wine-nuts-101-the-best-pairing-advice-for-a-tasting-nutty-treat/

5 Hangover Cures You Haven’t Already Tried

5 lesser known, science-backed hangover cures to help you get back on your feet! We can all drink to that.

http://blog.merchant23.com/5-hangover-cures-you-havent-already-tried

Tasting notes decoded

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#grAEXuE7yE1KoTLc.99

How to Successfully Pack Beer and Wine in Your Suitcase

When you’re traveling overseas you don’t really have any other option except to put your booze in your checked luggage.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-successfully-pack-beer-and-wine-in-your-suitcase-1820165411

Seasonal Gannsett Is Out

Rhode Island’s Narragansett Brewing Co. has released Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, the company’s winter seasonal. The 5.3%-abv beer is made with Autocrat coffee and milk sugar. This year, the stout is packaged in a can that pays tribute to the labeling of Autocrat Coffee, Narragansett’s partner in the project. Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout is now available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for a suggested price of $9.99 or $10.99. Narragansett’s beers are available in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

To Pair With That Thanksgiving Bird, Consider Beer

In all the meticulous course planning for Thanksgiving, wine tends to get top billing on the beverage list. But beer — with its versatility, approachability, carbonation and broad range of flavors — may be just as happy a pairing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/dining/drinks/thanksgiving-beer-food.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4b150b8a8f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+6%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4b150b8a8f-36686829

AMC RELEASES THE WALKING DEAD WINE COLLECTION

US TV network AMC has launched a trio of wines based on its hit zombie-based drama The Walking Dead, after teaming up with online retailer Lot18.com.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/amc-releases-the-walking-dead-wine/

A closer look at 27 wineries damaged by Wine Country fires

Across Napa and Sonoma, vintners finally were able to return this past weekend to fire-scarred Wine Country to see firsthand the fate of their wineries and vineyards.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/a-closer-look-at-the-22-wineries-damaged-by-wine-country-fires/

 

Is it Better for Wines to Focus on Strength or Complexity?

Many Central California regions known for big wines are making a shift toward finesse. When complexity rises above strength, does it make for a better wine?

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/03/is-it-better-for-wines-to-focus-on-strength-or-complexity/

 

Does (diet-branded) Cense wine make sense?

A 12% dry wine with .5% residual sugar clocks in at just about 100 calories per 5 oz. Make that 13.5% – the starting point for sauv blancs from Kim Crawford up to Cloudy Bay and Greywacke – and the same 5 oz glass comes up to 110 calories. By drinking Cense, you save about 35 calories per glass, the equivalent of about 5 almonds or one and a half medium-sized carrots.

http://wineoscope.com/2017/11/05/does-cense-wine-make-sense/

 

YOUR WINE MIGHT HAVE MORE ALCOHOL THAN THE BOTTLE SAYS IT DOES

Wine law explicitly allows wineries to understate the amount of alcohol in their wines. U.S. wineries are allowed a discrepancy of 1.5% ABV for any wine labeled 14% ABV or below.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-alcohol-levels/

Are Wine Choices in the Blood?

Theories suggest that our wine preferences come from our DNA or our personality.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/11/are-wine-choices-in-the-blood

RESEARCH FINDS THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF WINE DRINKER

People can usually be grouped into one of four ‘vinotypes’: sweet, hypersensitive, sensitive and tolerant.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/research-finds-there-are-four-types-of-wine-drinker/

 

Researchers identify the yeast genes behind rose and honeyed flavors in beer and wine

Microbiologists in Belgium have used genetic mapping to identify, for the first time, specific yeast genes that produce higher levels of this aroma in alcoholic beverages.
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-yeast-genes-rose-honeyed-flavors.html

Atlas Wine Co. wants to revolutionize grocery store wine

A different sort of wine under his Oro Bello and Omen brands: inexpensive, available at grocery stores, and with a flavor profile that will appeal to middle America.

An interesting look at costs!

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Atlas-Wine-Co-wants-to-revolutionize-grocery-12330325.php

The Best Wine Glasses Will Make Your Wine Taste More Expensive

If you’re going to drink wine at your house—good wine, the stuff that’s at least two steps up from the ten dollar shelf at your local supermarket (Liquor Store)—then it’s time to get some real wine glasses.

https://www.gq.com/story/the-best-wine-glasses

New Ste Michelle

Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched Merf, a new line of wines crafted and inspired by veteran winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld. The range includes two wines—Cabernet Sauvignon ($13 a 750-ml.) and Chardonnay ($11)—sourced from Washington’s Columbia Valley. The wines will be available in select markets across 19 states with nationwide distribution slated for summer 2018.

 

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

So why do you need a Thanksgiving wine guide? Is Thanksgiving wine pairing so difficult?

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/thanksgiving-wine-guide-2017/

Stuff Your Stocking With Booze This Christmas — Literally

Yes, it is a festive stocking getting you into the Christmas spirit, by holding your spirits.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/11/179704/christmas-gift-stocking-flask

Make Your Life Easier, Buy a Case of Wine for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not the time to stress over pairings, so streamline with just one type.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/case-of-wine-thanksgiving

Martha uncorked: Wine site is the newest of her lifestyle ventures

Stewart’s newest venture, the Martha Stewart Wine Co.

We Had A Line By Martha In 2008 hoping this does better for her

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/life/food/2017/11/07/martha-uncorked-wine-site-newest-her-lifestyle-ventures/835182001/

 

5 Merlot Wine Facts

Love Cabernet Sauvignon, but crave something more smooth, lush, and less aggressive? Go with Merlot. With upfront fruit flavors, moderate tannin, and balanced acidity, Merlot is an ideal food pairing wine and a safe bet for any occasion

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-merlot-wine-facts/

California tourism group to spend $2 million urging visitors to return to Wine Country

To help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath of last month’s devastating wildfires.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7607130-181/california-tourism-group-to-spend

What beer reveals about monopoly power

Beer probably isn’t the first thing people associate with big economic debates. But if you want to understand the corrosive influence of monopoly power on American society, it provides a handy lesson.

http://theweek.com/articles/736059/what-beer-reveals-about-monopoly-power

The Vast Majority of Beer Is Still Bought in Brick and Mortar Stores, Not Online

Only 0.2 percent of beer was purchased online last year according to numbers presented by Heineken CEO

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/buy-beer-online

Italy Has A FREE Public Wine Fountain

Its actual purpose will surprise you.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a56561/italy-free-public-wine-fountain/

CALIFORNIA 2017: WILDFIRES, HIGH QUALITY AND AN END TO DROUGHT

The 2017 harvest across California is being hailed as excellent in a year that witnessed an end to a five-year drought as well as savage wildfires in the north of the state.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/california-2017-wildfires-high-quality-and-an-end-to-drought/

Retailers vent their biggest pet peeves…

Wine shop owners are generally a cheerful lot. Working around the best wines in the world and sampling them on occasion can be a wonderful tonic for the nerves. Like everyone else, though, wine shop owners can, on occasion, get irritated, and irritations that tend to be repeated fall into the category of “pet peeves.”

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2017/10/26/retail-focus-had-it-up-to-here/

TOP 10 TRENDS SHAPING CRAFT BEER

If there’s one constant in craft beer, it’s how quickly the landscape continues to change. From mergers and acquisitions to strategy and packaging, here’s a look at some trends that will continue to impact the industry into 2018 and beyond.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/inside-beer-top-10-trends-shaping-craft-beer/

 

TWO NEW AOC FOR BURGUNDY

The Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) has formally approved two new AOCs in Burgundy: Vézelay as a Village and Bourgogne Côte d’Or as a new regional appellation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/two-new-aoc-for-burgundy/

 

Why moms should put down the wine and pick up the weed

For some moms, the answer lies not in the wine glass but in the bong.

http://theweek.com/articles/728756/why-moms-should-down-wine-pick-weed

 

What Are Wine Condoms?

This Handy New Hack Is The Aggressively Millennial Way To Save Your Leftover Wine

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-are-wine-condoms-this-handy-new-hack-is-the-aggressively-millennial-way-to-save-your-leftover-wine-3261104

 

Balance and structure — keys to a fine wine

Truly great wines are not necessarily a product of a critic’s score or a lofty price tag. Rather, they are separated from the pack by exhibiting pristine balance and a well-defined structure that ensure not only early enjoyment but also an ability to stand the test of time as they age gracefully in the bottle.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/balance-and-structure—-keys-to-a-fine/article_818f6110-54b0-5699-bb0b-a013ae120072.html

 

How to Make Spiced Wine in a Slow Cooker

Hustle and bustle your way into the most wonderful time of the year with this hands-off, set it and forget it spiced wine recipe.

https://blog.hellofresh.com/spiced-wine-slow-cooker/

 

You May Never Drink Another Glass of Wine Again After Hearing How It’s Made

Look, we’re not sommeliers or anything, but we’ve assumed that wine was just . . . grapes . . . right? Wrong.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/you-may-never-drink-another-glass-of-wine-again-after-hearing-how-its-made/ar-AAukwhC

 

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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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

 

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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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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Franklin Wine Club Exploring Italy Event

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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/

 

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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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November 13, 2017

 

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New Products

 

If moderate consumption is considered 7 to 14 drinks per week, does it matter if I drink them all on the same day?

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free

The Number is Up for Wine Scores

 

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THAT’S A WRAP!

From fixing corked wine to poaching eggs… the surprising uses for cling film you never knew about

Fixing A Corked Wine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/4775134/fixing-corked-wine-poaching-eggs-surprising-uses-cling-film-you-never-knew-about/

 

3 Useful Tips on Reading Wine Labels

Once you know these tricks, you won’t be frustrated by a restaurant wine list ever again.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/reading-wine-labels/

How Mobile Wine-Tasting Rooms Could Revolutionize Armenian Wine Country

“Wine Cubes” will be popping up on Armenian vineyards—and building up the country’s enotourism industry

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-mobile-wine-tasting-rooms-could-revolutionize-armenian-wine-country-180966988/

Bottles no longer aging

Aging of wine never has been a widely practiced activity in the United States, and since most people haven’t acquired a palate that appreciates older wines, the vast majority of all wine sold in this country is consumed within days if not hours of purchase.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7548593-181/berger-on-wine-bottles-no

You can now get a wine glass that SPINS so you’ll never spill a drop of booze again

The stem-free, rotating vessels are perfect for dinner parties where you know your guests are likely to get a bit clumsy after a few too many glasses of plonk

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4783060/spinning-wine-glass/

How to turn WINE into WATER

Ingenious test shows just how powerful new water filter jugs are

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5025917/Ingenious-test-shows-powerful-water-filter-jugs-are.html

CONSTELLATION BUYS 10% STAKE IN CANADIAN CANNABIS COMPANY

Drinks giant Constellation Brands has bought a 9.9% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million and plans to make cannabis-infused drinks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/constellation-buys-10-stake-in-canadian-cannabis-company/

ESTONIA WINS GEOGRAPHIC INDICATOR FOR HOME-GROWN VODKA

Estonian Vodka is the first national product to be awarded protected geographical indication.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/estonia-wins-geographic-indicator-for-home-grown-vodka/

Crémant production fizzes in Bordeaux

Eight French appellations currently producing Crémant, Crémant de Bordeaux is one of the smallest.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22559/Cr_E9mant_production_fizzes_in_Bordeaux.html

The Number is Up for Wine Scores

How does one arrive at a number? While I can understand that many people might see it as the pinning of the rosette on the bottle, for me it is more a case of pinning the tail on the donkey.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/10/the-number-is-up-for-wine-scores

EXPLORING PINOT NOIR’S GLOBAL FLAVOR PROFILE

Despite the fact that Pinot Noir is made in nearly every major wine-producing country, it is actually a very difficult grape to grow successfully.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-global-flavor-profile/

Weight Watchers Is Launching Low-Calorie White Wine

Raise a glass to fewer points per pour!

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a56386/weight-watchers-is-launching-diet-friendly-white-wine/

Is Turkey’s Wine Industry in Jeopardy?

The future of Turkey’s 11,000-year-old wine-making tradition is in question as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to enforce restrictions on production, sale, and advertising of wine in line with his party’s vision of steering Turkey – with its historically western tastes – in the direction of conservative Islam.

https://www.voanews.com/a/4092106.html

Before you spend too much on that bottle of wine …

If you go into a wine shop at any time of the year and do not feel a little chill, that should be a cautionary moment. Find another store that has good air-conditioning. The 80 degree temperature your reader described is simply unacceptable.”

http://www.redwoodtimes.com/article/NK/20171030/LOCAL1/171039998

There Might Be Extracts of Fish Bladder and Eggs in Your Wine

What’s in your wine? When you pick up a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll likely assume the obvious: That’s it’s made entirely from fermented Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Well, not only does U.S. law allow wineries to use up to 25 percent of grape varieties other than what’s on the label without having to declare it, the law also allows for 62 additives that can be used in wine without these ingredients being disclosed anywhere on the bottle.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/vegan-wine-fish-bladders-egg-whites

Lodi Wine Guide (with Maps)

Lodi wine country sits smack dab in the middle of California’s vast, flat central valley.

http://winefolly.com/review/guide-lodi-wine-ca/

 

NAKED WINES: NUDE GRAPE PICKERS BRAVE HARVEST IN THE BUFF

A local by-law allows the naturists to harvest for a set amount of time, and in a clearly-defined area of the vineyard, with the remote location meaning they were unlikely to be seen by a member of the public.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/french-naturists-brave-grape-harvest-in-the-buff/

 

Is the wine in your glass friendly to the environment? There soon will be new ways to know.

More and more of us are looking beyond the wine in our glass and demanding to know how the wine is made.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/is-the-wine-in-your-glass-friendly-to-the-environment-there-soon-will-be-new-ways-to-know/2017/10/30/e2c2b11c-ba61-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.cb22ce4c9dc3

 

How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

An obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/31/561117731/the-other-reformation-how-martin-luther-changed-our-beer-too

 

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free

One thing that’s good is beer. One thing that’s bad is celiac disease. Unfortunately for people with the latter and others sensitive to gluten, they generally can’t enjoy the former.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samlemonick/2017/11/01/a-new-test-to-make-sure-your-beer-is-gluten-free/#4b99acb41981

 

 

Millennials love wine so much the industry is changing how it’s made

Wine makers say millennials have created a whole new era for the wine industry

http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/millennials-love-wine-so-much-the-industry-is-changing-how-its-made/847963919

Salvador Dalí’s Guide to Wine Is a Must Read for Art Lovers and Wine Enthusiasts Alike

The book central to Dalí as an artist, but also provide interesting insight into how he visualized wine.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/salvador-dali-surrealist-history-wine

 

Holliston MA Wine House petition passes at Town Meeting

Voters had just passed a non-binding resolution authorizing selectmen to petition the State Legislature for another all alcohol license

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20171031/holliston-wine-house-petition-passes-at-town-meeting

 

How Much Beer Can You Drink Without Hurting Your Workout?

I drank a lot of pints, logged a lot of miles, dug up some scientific studies, and called a few Olympians to find out.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a28852/beer-marathon-runner/

HERE ARE THE 10 CONSUMER DRINKS TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2017, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/here-are-the-10-consumer-drinks-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2018/

What’s the difference between stouts and porters, anyway?

Let’s shed some light on these dark styles.