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Franklin Wine Club Valentine’s Wine Tasting

February 8, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Valentine’s Wine Event

An Education And Tasting 

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Tuesday February 7th 2017

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Host: Shanley Snydeman

 

At this tasting we will explore wines that will be great to pair on Valentines Day.

Mix of types and styles to get you in the ready for the big day.

Lets taste and explore.

 

About Shanley

Shanley is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts. She holds degrees in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales and Bachelors in Hospitality Management from Endicott College. She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has over a decade of experience working with the wine programs of such restaurants as Legal Sea Foods, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Gibbet Hill Grill. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, sailing and hockey.

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Love Noir Rosé

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750ml $9.99

Wine #2

2015 Love Noir Pinot Noir

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750ml $11.99

Wine #3

2014 Some Young Punks

Passion Has Red Lips

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750ml $24.99

Wine #4

2013 Some Young Punks

Naked On Roller Skates

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750ml $28.99

Wine #5

2014 Some Young Punks

The Sqid’s Fist

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750ml $29.99

Wine #6

2015 Banfi Rosa Regale

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750ml $17.99

Wine #7

Choco Vine Original

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750ml $10.99

Wine #8

Choco Vine Whipped Cream

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750ml $10.99

Wine #9

Choco Vine Raspberry

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750ml $10.99

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Franklin Wine Club 10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

November 18, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Education And Tasting Event

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Thursday November 17th 2016

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions. In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently. He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2013 Chiarlo Nebbiolo Il Principe

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750ml $19.99

Wine #2

2014 Caldaro-Schiava

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750ml $19.99

Wine #3

2011 Sartori Regolo-Corvina

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750ml $23.99

Wine #4

N/V Villa Sandi-Prosecco

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750ml $15.99

Wine #5

N/V Bellagio Rosso Dolce-Lambrusco

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750ml $11.99

Wine #6

2014 Cecchi Chianti Classico-Sangiovese

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750ml $16.99

Wine #7

2014 Casal Farento Verdicchio dei Jesi

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750ml $14.99

Wine #8

2014 Poggio Anima Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

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750ml $17.99

Wine #9

2014 Fratelli Urciuolo -Aglianico

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750ml $14.99

Wine #10

2013 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria-Zibibbo

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375ml $47.99

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Franklin Wine Club Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

November 13, 2016

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The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Education And Tasting Event

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Saturday November 12th 2016

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 4:00 PM

Franklin Liquors
363 East Central Street Franklin, MA

35 Wine Explorers Went

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some…

Check out this Meetup →

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Chateau la Genestiere Rosé

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Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Clairette

750ml $22.99

Wine #2

2015 Maz Caz 

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60% Grenache Blanc 40% Roussanne

Only 500 cases made

750ml $15.99

Wine #3

2014 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres

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70% Grenache 30% Syrah

750ml $15.99

Wine #4

2013 Domaine des Escaravailles Rasteau La Ponce

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80% Grenache 20% Syrah

750ml $25.99

Wine #5

2015 Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Brun

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100% Syrah

750ml $21.99

Special Wine

2011 Domaine Du Coulet Cornas Billes Noires

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Only 100 Cases Made!!!

Not For Sale

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The company that started the craft beer movement has gone flat

Boston Beer shares are now half the price they were in early 2015, and it still doesn’t look like a bargain, with the company’s most recent quarter showing another drop in beer shipments of 12% and revenue falling 14% from the same quarter last year.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/sam-adams-craft-beer-movement-sales-2016-11

 

The top 25 beers of 2016

These beers, all new or newly packaged in the last 12 months, are a testament to where beer is today—and, we can only hope, where beer will continue to go.

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http://draftmag.com/the-top-25-beers-of-2016/

The Best Coffee Beers to Pick Based on Your Favorite Coffee Drink

You don’t even have to spike your coffee—these breweries have done it for you

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A Guide to Dark Beers

Find the right beer for fall.

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http://luckypeach.com/guides/a-guide-to-dark-beers-porter-stout-ale/

The phylloxera wine louse is back with a vengeance

Vineyards in California and Oregon on alert as the pest that devastated Europe’s grapevines in the 1800s turns its sights on once-resistant America

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2042366/phylloxera-wine-louse-back-vengeance

What happens as wine ages?

Everyone knows wine undergoes complex changes with age – aromas, flavours and colours can transform to reveal a completely new character

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The Wines of Campania: Getting Better and Better

One of the most positive developments in Italy’s wine scene over the last 30 years has been the total transformation of Campania

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http://www.vinous.com/articles/the-wines-of-campania-getting-better-and-better-nov-2016

 

Someone claims to have finally made hangover-free beer

Thomas Gesink, a Dutch beer maker, says that he’s cracked the code for brewing beer which gets people drunk but doesn’t leave them cowering in a dark corner the next morning.

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http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/03/attention-someone-claims-to-have-finally-made-hangover-free-beer-6232016/

 

Why craft beer fans freak out when small breweries sell to big-name companies

Many craft industry personnel say that as consolidation of beer ownership increases, the chances for small brewers to compete decreases.

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http://www.guidelive.com/craft-beer/2016/11/03/craft-beer-fans-freak-small-breweries-sell-big-name-companies

 

Refresh your Palate with the Turbiana Grape of Lugana

Wines of Lugana with the Lugana DOC Wine Consortium at the Boston stop on their US tour.

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French wine makers fear ‘worst harvest for 40 years’

Official figures from the Ministry of Agriculture show 2016 as one of the worst years in three decades, with production down one third in Champagne and other key wine regions like Burgundy and the Loire valley almost as badly hit.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20161106/french-wine-makers-fear-worst-harvest-for-40-years

 

Dogfish Head Will Finally Release Beer in Cans

By the middle of the month, the Delaware brewery will release one of its standards, the 60 Minute IPA, as its first-ever canned beer.

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/11/dogfish-head-will-finally-release-beer-in-cans.html

 

Ultimate beer league hockey stick, created by Narragansett Beer

The first and only hockey stick specifically designed for beer leagues!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ultimate-beer-league-hockey-stick-created-by-narragansett-beer-162848091.html

 

The Buyer’s Guide to 75 of the Best California Wines

F&W executive wine editor Lettie Teague, senior editor Ray Isle and frequent contributor Richard Nalley tried hundreds of wines made from these grapes to find the 75 best.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-buyers-guide-to-75-of-the-best-california-wines?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw

 

Modern wine vintage charts: pro or con?

Vintage charts, which provide a quality score for each wine vintage in some specified wine-making region, have been a conspicuous part of the wine landscape for many decades. However, there has also been an increasing amount of criticism in recent years.

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http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2016/11/modern-wine-vintage-charts-pro-or-con.html

 

A crash course on ice wine

In the global world of wine, Canada is renowned for its ice wine.

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https://www.thereview.ca/2016/11/05/a-crash-course-on-ice-wine/

 

I bought alcohol for my kids, even when they were underage. Here’s why.

Interesting read

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/11/08/i-bought-alcohol-for-my-kids-even-when-they-were-underage-heres-why/

Voters in MA 3rd Hampshire District support lowering drinking age for beer, wine

Voters in the Massachusetts House 3rd Hampshire District on Tuesday were supporting a non-binding ballot question favoring legislation that would lower the legal age for buying beer and wine to 19.

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http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/voters_in_massachusetts_house_3rd_hampshire_amherst_drinking_age.html

If a wine tastes like underbrush or ‘forest floor,’ where do those flavors come from?

Reds from such places as Tuscany, Piedmont, Bordeaux. Many pinot noirs, too, can suggest that quality.

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The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

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Franklin Wine Club Boston Winery Event

November 6, 2016

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Our 50th Meeting Since 2014!

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Saturday November 5th 2016

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Bottom 50th Meetup 2016 Over 440 Members later!

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

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28 Wine Explorers Went

Boston winery Host Vito Bruno The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Biodynamically, using grape sourced from…

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2012 Chardonnay

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750ml $16.99

Napa Fruit 3 months in oak

Wine #2

N/V Without Papers

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750ml $12.99

Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache Blend From California Fruit

Wine #3

2014 Pinot Noir

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750ml $16.99

Club Favorite!

Unfiltered aged in French oak

Wine #4

2014 Super Tuscan

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750ml $16.99

50% Sangiovese 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #5

2014 Boston Red Blend

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750ml $16.99

50% Syrah 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #6

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $16.99

Alexander Valley Fruit

5 Months in Oak

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Nov 17th Thursday

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

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The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

Here are ten fascinating nuggets of trivia about German beer to reinvigorate your love for the amber nectar.

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https://www.thelocal.de/20161028/10-facts-german-beer-list-bavaria-brewing-brewery-ale-alcohol

The world’s first wine school will soon open in Italy

The Wine School in Perugia, Umbria, will be the world’s first educational center dedicated to wine.

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https://www.thelocal.it/20161028/the-worlds-first-wine-school-opening-in-italy

 

Mega Purple – an insidious additive that can ruin a wine

MegaPurple is a grape juice concentrate that, when used in tiny amounts, can effectively add color to a wine. Use too much, and winemakers risk ruining the wine

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/10/27/mega-purple-podcast/

 

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHAMPAGNE + MAP

Not all bubbly is created equal, so while “champagne” is often used as a general term to describe all sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from the small northern region of Champagne, France.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/definitive-guide-champagne-map/

Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings

A server tells me this as she approaches and offers a serving tray stacked with joints, just as she came around earlier offering sticky grilled shrimp skewers glazed with passion fruit.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/why-weed-pairings-are-the-new-wine-pairings

 

The Secrets of Sonoma

Discover small‑production wines that whisper to connoisseurs and collectors.

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http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/10/27/the-secrets-of-sonoma/

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination

A look at the leaders of the Lone Star State’s new school of wine.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-texas-is-americas-most-underrated-wine-destination

 

New radio show celebrates NJ wine

New Jersey’s wine production grows stronger every year, and a new radio program is telling us all about it….

http://wctcam.com/podcasts/nj-winedown-radio-show/

 

US STARTUP MATCHES WINES TO YOUR DNA

A Silicon Valley wine delivery startup is offering what could be the ultimate personalised wine experience – analysing a customer’s DNA to then match wines to their individual tastes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/us-startup-claims-it-can-match-wine-to-your-dna/

 

AUSTRIA INTRODUCES SEKT PYRAMID

Austria has introduced a “quality pyramid” for its Sekt, with three categories ranging from “Klassik” to “Grosse Reserve”.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/austria-introduces-sekt-pyramid/

 

5 Reasons Celebrities Should Never, Ever Make Wine

Celebrities today have become brands, looking to expand their presence into every realm—including wine. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague says enough is enough

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/5-reasons-celebrities-should-never-ever-make-wine-1477593143

 

Why supermarket wine isn’t the bargain it’s cracked up to be

It’s getting to a stage when the only time it makes sense to buy supermarket wine is when it’s on promotion.

An independent wine shop, on the other hand, will generally offer you better value for money, as well as expert advice on the sort of wine that should appeal to you.

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/27/supermarket-wine-not-bargain-cracked-up-to-be-independent-wine-shops-fiona-beckett

Samuel Adams Hopscape debuts in January

Samuel Adams Hopscape will be available starting in January in 12 ounce bottles, cans and draft.

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http://beerstreetjournal.com/samuel-adams-hopscape/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4c86948bb2-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+1%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4c86948bb2-36686829

 

Huge, record-setting Washington harvest wrapping up

What already was anticipated to be the largest harvest in Washington history looks like it will be even larger than thought, according to grape growers and winemakers across the state.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/11/01/record-2016-wine-harvest/

 

You’re Drinking Wine All Wrong, Says This Self-Professed “Crazy French Woman”

The fact is most wines are manipulated with chemicals and technology, made to taste a certain way, for mass consumption.

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http://www.vogue.com/13498073/wine-drinking-mistakes-natural-wine-isabelle-legeron/

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vs Grape Pricing

What determines grape pricing and how does this pricing affect wine pricing?

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https://vinsightsgwp.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/napa-cabernet-sauvignon-wine-vs-grape-pricing/

Exploring migration of wine through Italy

Anyone who ever ordered a pizza from a local Italian restaurant knows, Italy appears on placemats or menus as a great boot, poised to kick the soccer ball called Sicily through the goals once named in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules. We know the area as Gibraltar today.

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http://www.oregonwinepress.com/oregon-via-oenotria

 

How to get the wine you really want

A new oenological contraption comes with a palette for your palate

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http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21709491-new-oenological-contraption-comes-palette-your-palate-how-get

We tasted, reviewed and ranked 86 pumpkin beers.

So, what makes a successful pumpkin beer? The answer is obviously different for everyone

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http://draftmag.com/tasting-ranking-86-best-pumpkin-beers/

 

Hand Harvesting’s Rage Against the Machines

Can machinery ever offer the same quality as hand-picking? L.M. Archer looks at the arguments for and against.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/11/hand-harvesting-s-rage-against-the-machines?h=1

 

The Dark Side of Kosher Wine

The decision to shun the kosher laws surrounding wine production.

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http://forward.com/food/352872/the-dark-side-of-kosher-wine/

 

A Note From a Frustrated Wine Consumer

For a while now we have stopped going wine tasting for one major reason: We hate being told what are we going to taste in the wine.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/11/02/note-frustrated-wine-consumer

 

IS CIDER CHAMPAGNE OR BEER? MASSACHUSETTS ISN’T SURE

One local government is finding this autumnal beverage downright confusing: the state of Massachusetts. And it all comes down to taxes.

http://vinepair.com/booze-news/massachusetts-government-confused-cider-beer-champagne/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b02af99139-Nov_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b02af99139-38937345&mc_cid=b02af99139&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Wine Additives: Chaptalization and Acidification Are Misunderstood

Chaptalization and acidification are two such methods of tweaking the winemaking process to ensure a better final product.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-additives-chaptalization-vs-acidification/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2a38053796-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2a38053796-62472929&mc_cid=2a38053796&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

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This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

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Tasting of B&G wines at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts

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50 people were in attendance at Franklin Liquors on October 6th, where B&G USA’S Chris Feraro ran a tasting of Château Magnol, Thomas Barton SaintEmilion and Graves Blanc, Héritage 290th by Barton & Guestier and B&G Passeport Bordeaux by Laurent Prada. All the wines featured are stocked at the store for the remainder of the year!

More details on Franklin Liquors events can be found here

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The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

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This Weeks Highlights:

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

Five candy and craft beer pairings

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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What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Bourbon and Rye?

Whether its bourbon, scotch or rye, distilled spirits are hot! But, what’s the difference between the three?

https://www.thestreet.com/video/13862744/what-s-the-difference-between-scotch-bourbon-and-rye.html?

 

Glass of red wine a day could help women to get pregnant says new research

A GLASS of red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

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http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/722437/glass-red-wine-help-women-pregnancy

 

Love Beer? Here’s Where You Should Go Next

Your guide on where to find the best brew spots in the country.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/beer/best-beer-destinations-in-america?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=63cba03e47-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+21%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-63cba03e47-36686829

 

5 DEVILISH DIY HALLOWEEN WINE BOTTLE CRAFTS

Ever find yourself standing in your kitchen realizing that you have a collection of empty wine bottles lining your counter? Many of us collect corks and save them for future projects, though why not do the same with bottles?

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http://vinepair.com/articles/5-devilish-diy-halloween-wine-bottle-crafts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=66e118ac61-Oct_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-66e118ac61-38937345&mc_cid=66e118ac61&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WORLD WINE PRODUCTION SLIPS AMID ROUGH WEATHER; ITALY ON TOP

Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn’t unduly suffer.

http://staging.hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_WINE_HARVEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-20-08-50-22

 

Does Beer Brewed By Employee-owners Taste Better?

While the answer to that question might be best left to the beer-holder to decide, we can now experience what it’s like to taste a beer that’s brewed up a couple of employee-owned companies

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrendahl/2016/10/20/does-beer-brewed-by-employee-owners-taste-better/#3006d0d26099

 

Ommegang’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Beers, Ranked

So with every release, we drank, took notes, and watched some actors get beheaded on TV. Now the final season is upon us, and Valar Dohaeris, the penultimate release from Ommegang

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IN STOCK

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/ommegangs-game-of-thrones-beers-ranked-w445694

 

Narragansett beer returns to Rhode Island

Right now, to help build the excitement, a total of 250 retro cans hidden within cases of the beer have golden stickers that, when redeemed, will win you a free VIP Tour of the new facility, plus some other goodies.

IN STOCK

http://whdh.com/news/narragansett-beer-returns-to-rhode-island/

 

A wine-lover’s guide to Champagne

World of Wine video series

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/a-wine-lovers-guide-to-champagne/

 

What wine should you pair with your Halloween candy?

Whether you’re thirsty after raiding your kid’s candy stash or just trying to pass the time between trick-or-treaters, you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine on Halloween night. Forget about pairing it with what you had for dinner…pair it with the Halloween candy instead!

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http://kafe.com/kafe-mornings/what-wine-should-you-pair-with-your-halloween-candy/

 

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF BAROLO, ITALY

Welcome to Barolo, home to white truffles, rich pasta sauces, and most importantly, some of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo, one of the most significant wine appellations in the world, is considered the king of Nebbiolo based wines, abundant in flavor and complexity. Here is your official breakdown to Barolo, Italy:

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http://vinepair.com/articles/barolo-infographic-map/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=aa380bd20f-Oct_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-aa380bd20f-38937345&mc_cid=aa380bd20f&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Nielsen: Rosé under $7.99: up 55.6%, Avg. Price of wine: $7.03/bottle, $15-$19.99 top price segment gainer

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A History of the Alsace Wine Region

Although wine may not have been invented in Alsace, there is no doubt that it has been enjoyed in the region since immemorial times.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/10/21/a-history-of-the-alsace-wine-region/

 

Coming Soon To A Vineyard Near You: GMO

The focus on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has lately been intense.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/10/20/coming-soon-to-a-vineyard-near-you-gmo/#7b65c9724ebf

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DESSERT WINES + INFOGRAPHIC!

Presented here is the ultimate guide to dessert wines for all tastes and all occasions.

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http://vinepair.com/articles/ultimate-guide-dessert-wines-infographic/

 

The Palate Deck: Playing Cards for Beer Tasting

Playing cards that offer beer information and casual tasting guidance for the many conversations that happen over beer.

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http://www.seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2016/10/22/the-palate-deck-playing-cards-for-beer-tasting-kickstarter-fund-project-38/

 

Five candy and craft beer pairings

Want to wash down that leftover Halloween candy with something spirited?

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http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/five-candy-and-craft-beer-pairings/2299850?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=35c3807cfa-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+24%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-35c3807cfa-36686829

 

Are Wine Critics, Winemakers and Somms at Increased Risk for Cancer?

The increased exposure to alcohol among wine critics, winemakers and sommeliers compared to many in the general population suggests that they may be at heightened risk of dying from cancer.

http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1870/

 

Expert scores and red wine bias

Is the Winestream media biased in favor of red wine? Our study seems to show just that

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/expert-scores-red-wine-bias/

The One Tip That Will Change How You Buy Wine

Buying wine is much easier when you stop looking for that one vineyard like a needle in a haystack, and instead start looking for two words on the back of the bottle: “Imported By.”

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/buy-wine-from-importer

 

James Suckling TOP 100 WINES OF 2016

Most of the 100-point wines were from Italy and Napa Valley,

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http://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-wines-2016/

 

Wines Millennials Want: Five Stand-Out Qualities Millennials Are Looking For

Millennials are looking for stories that begin with clean ingredients and end with quality products.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/10/24/wines-millennials-want-five-stand-out-qualities

 

Neighbors complain of foul smell near San Miguel winery

The odor is believed to be coming from a waste water treatment pond at E&J Gallo Winery.

http://www.ksby.com/story/33467493/complaints-of-bad-smell-in-san-miguel-lead-to-wastewater-treatment-pond

 

What Wine Snobs Get Wrong

NYU’s Karl Storchmann, founder and managing editor of the Journal of Wine Economics, talks climate change, blind tastings, and how New Jersey could become the next Napa.

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https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2016/october/karl-storchmann-on-wine-economics.html

 

JetBlue and Harpoon are brewing up an exclusive in-flight beer

The partnership between the Boston-based craft brewery and the New York-based airline (Nasdaq: JBLU) has been ongoing for two years.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2016/10/24/jetblue-and-harpoon-are-brewing-up-an-exclusive-in.html

All The Things I’m Not Supposed To Say About Biodynamic Wine

Few topics or themes within wine seem to arouse as much contention or divisiveness as the conversation (polemics?) regarding natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. Jumping into that judgmental fray feels like a no-win situation.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/10/24/all-the-things-im-not-supposed-to-say-about-biodynamic-wine/#30fecaa95320

 

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Ditching the Wine Biz

The estranged couple is putting their French wine estate on the market.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/10/24/13380532/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-wine-selling-vineyard

 

The 7 alcoholic drinks that will give you the worst hangovers

Most of us like to enjoy drinks out with our friends, but nothing kills a fun night out quite like a hangover.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/alcoholic-drinks-give-you-the-worst-hangover-2016-10

 

Bud Hockey Red Light

Cool new gadget!

Sync the Budweiser Red Light with your favorite teams. They score. The light goes off. Game changer.

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http://www.budredlights.com

 

Non-Alcoholic Dog Beer That’s Supposed To Make Your Dog’s Ass Smell Better

Brewed with dandelion and burlock that’s supposed to leave your dog’s ass smelling better than it currently does.

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http://geekologie.com/2016/10/non-alcoholic-dog-beer-thats-supposed-to.php

 

How to make mulled wine

Its that time of year!

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http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/how-to-make-mulled-wine/

 

THE SIX LEADING GRAPES OF PORT

Although they are little-known in the wider world of wine, six key grapes make up the majority of Port production – and we look at what they bring to the blend.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/10/the-six-leading-grapes-of-port/

 

French wines are still essential on the wine market

According to the 2016 Wine Trade Monitor*, France is considered a must-stock producer.

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http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/french-wines-an-essential-to-portofolios/?elqTrackId=292b0185785242f989cce0edd20e7e19&elq=5034346f098c4c0fa3000ca77882d3eb&elqaid=1187&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=625

 

 

Pairing: Soup and beer

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s time to serve yourself a bowl of comfort. Pair it with the right pint, and you’ll feel downright cozy.

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http://draftmag.com/pairs-beer-soup/

 

Tall Drink of Wine: Behind the Success of Yao Ming’s Napa Valley Winery

Yao Family Wines, put itself squarely on the map of Napa Valley by opening a chic visitor’s center in the wine-tourist mecca of St. Helena.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardnalley/2016/10/26/behind-the-success-of-former-nba-star-yao-ming-napa-valley-california-winery/#1ec67c4429cd

 

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

To promote and normalize bug-eating in the United States.

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http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/los-angeles-hosts-its-first-wine-and-bug-pairing.html

 

Are your tasting notes hurting your wine sales?

These Are Not the Tasting Notes You’re Looking For

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https://www.vin65.com/?method=blog.blogdrilldown&blogentryid=EC3EFC1A-B230-A754-CDD5-9F9BEEC04AFF

 

Drinking Beer Might Help You Keep Your Teeth!

A study conducted at the University of Iowa Dental School indicates that beer with high levels of calcium and phosphate inhibits the loss of minerals from the teeth.

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http://www.nbc12.com/story/33479558/beer-who-does-your-teeth-richmond-va

 

Craft beer posts 9.5% dollar growth over past 52 weeks & tops all beer in per-case price

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235109031/

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

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Host Ciro Pirone

 

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions.                                                                             In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently.  He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/235152939/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Thursday Nov 3rd

Wine Glass Painting 

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Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate. Register today and begin your art adventure!

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Thursday, Nov 3rd
Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 1

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin
Cost: $45

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

Medway Community Education

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November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

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Boston winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

http://www.bostonwinery.net

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/234943172/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Cheese can make wine taste better

Why Craft Liquor Is the Next Big Thing

What, Exactly, Is In A Name — On A Wine Label?

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 

An Oak Revolution Is Underway In The World Of Wine

The reliance on oak in the wine and spirits industries, and the expanding markets for both, has changed dramatically over the years.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfreedman/2016/10/14/an-oak-revolution-is-underway-in-the-world-of-wine/#72a2d2c36ca9

 

A TRUE-CRIME DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE CON THAT SHOOK THE WORLD OF WINE

“Sour Grapes,” a documentary débuting at film festivals this month and on Netflix in November,

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http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-true-crime-documentary-about-the-con-that-shook-the-world-of-wine

 

Tailgate Like a Pro with 5 Ideal Sandwich-and-Beer Pairings

Pairing beers with meaty sandwiches.

 

Bottoms up! Research finds women drink more wine

Wine consumption is a growing trend across the United States, and women are the driving force behind it. In fact, women account for 57 percent of wine volume in America, according to a study conducted by Jennifer Pagano, the director of Research for Wine Market Council.

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http://www.dailyhelmsman.com/news/bottoms-up-research-finds-women-drink-more-wine/article_4c2e02c0-9149-11e6-824a-977805d4ea2c.html

 

California wine trends: Is merlot in its death throes?

Eight percent of the wine produced in California in 2013 was merlot, up from four percent in 1993. So why does it look like merlot may be on its way out as a varietal?

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https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/california-wine-trend-merlot-death-throes/

 

What, Exactly, Is In A Name — On A Wine Label?

Texas wine producer was buying Napa Valley-grown grapes, making wine in Texas and then labeling the wine with the AVA appellation designation, Napa Valley.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/10/13/what-exactly-is-in-a-name-on-a-wine-label/#29a82e65457c

Whatever happened to fitou?

Fitou is the oldest appellation in the Languedoc and has two distinct terroirs: one by the coast, the other in the hilly hinterland around Tuchan. Like other Languedoc reds, it features syrah and grenache with a good slug of carignan, which lends the wine a degree of rusticity and also adds to its individuality; many producers are also increasingly using mourvèdre these days, which gives their fitou a pleasing exotic edge.

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/13/fitou-wine-fiona-beckett

 

Italian town’s drinking fountain dispenses red wine – and it’s free

A fountain to quench the thirst of walkers on the popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, has opened in Abruzzo in central Italy.

But this little gem provides hikers not with water – but revitalising wine.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/articles/free-red-wine-drinking-fountain-opens-in-the-hills-of-italy/

 

New Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery has extended its Sofia brand with the launch of Sofia Méthode Champenoise. Featuring a blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat and Riesling, the new sparkler is made using traditional methods utilized in Champagne, France, where secondary fermentation takes place solely in the bottle. Sofia Méthode Champenoise will be available in limited quantities, retail priced at $23 a bottle. It joins the Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Blancs Mini, Rosé, Red, Riesling, Chardonnay and the non-alcohol Mr. Youree labels in Coppola’s Sofia range.

OUR/VODKA INTRODUCES DIY INFUSION KITS

Our/Oak Infusion is an oak-flavoured botanical blend that turns the vodka into a brown spirit with flavours of “warm toasted oak, sweet vanilla and a hint of smoke” after 8-15 hours of infusion.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/10/ourvodka-introduces-diy-infusion-kits/

 

BEAM SUNTORY INVESTS IN AT-HOME COCKTAIL TECH

The machine combines spirits with pre-mixed cocktail ingredient capsules to deliver “consistently good cocktails with ease”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/10/beam-suntory-invests-in-at-home-cocktail-tech/

 

The Organic Wine Dilemma: What to do?

The US and Europe have different requirements that must be met in order for a wine to be certified as organic. U.S. organic wine standards are considerably more strict, limiting the ability for US winemakers to certify their wines as organic.

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http://winefolly.com/update/what-to-do-about-the-organic-wine-dilemma/

Constellation Buys Five of Charles Smith’s Washington Wine Brands for $120 Million

The wine giant expands its premium portfolio with a stable of quirkily labeled wines, including Kung Fu Girl Riesling

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http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Constellation-Buys-Five-of-Charles-Smith-Wines

The Year’s Most Innovative (And A Must-Have) Wine Accessory

The appliance, which is roughly the size of a bread maker, holds two bottles. Plum’s integrated solid state cooling is actually varietally specific, so if you insert a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon the machine silently chills each bottle to its individually appropriate serving temperature.

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https://shop.plum.wine/products/plum?variant=27127742403

 

How Restaurant Wine Is A Rip-off

There are ways to get better value for money when you order wine at dinner.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/simonconstable/2016/10/17/how-restaurant-wine-is-a-rip-off/#6161a41152bb

 

Congrats On Your Wedding! What Kind Of Wine Will Go With Your Big Day?

It’s one of the happiest days of your life, and everyone who’s there is there to celebrate you. There are a lot of ways to celebrate, but really, what’s a wedding without wine?

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/10/18/congrats-on-your-wedding-what-kind-of-wine-will-go-with-your-big-day/

 

JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE 2017 WINNERS

Assessing thousands of whiskies across all categories each year, Murray lists detailed tasting notes of each and offers a score. However, the accolade most anticipated each year is that of the World Whisky of the Year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/10/jim-murrays-whisky-bible-2017-winners/

 

Introducing the greatest wine glass ever created – this is how to get it

The new Guzzle Buddy turns your entire bottle of wine into a single glass

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/introducing-greatest-wine-glass-ever-9070481

 

This Might Be Why You Get Migraines From Wine and Chocolate

Some people unfortunately suffer from migraines, and, even worse, delicious foods like wine, chocolate, and processed meats can trigger the all-consuming headaches.

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http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/this-might-be-why-wine-and-chocolate-give-you-migraines.html

 

2016 California Wine Harvest Report

Early, Normal Yield, Exquisite Quality

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http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/10192016

 

The Best Invention For Wine Lovers

I know it’s rare that us Wine-o’s have any leftovers in the bottle, BUT for those days that you do, this product is fantastic! Introducing the Wine Condom

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http://winecondoms.com

The world of beer in New Hampshire

BREW NH is a non-profit organization that promotes New Hampshire via the beer industry. We want to be your beer hub when you think about events, activities, advice and news about NH’s growing beer industry.

https://www.nhbeer.org

 

3 Tips for Better Cooking with Beer

The fizzy bite of beer makes it a useful ingredient in your cooking. We love bringing it to our favorite dishes in fall and winter, but we keep a few key tips in mind to get the most out of its flavor. Here’s what you need to know for better cooking with beer.

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http://www.thekitchn.com/3-tips-for-better-cooking-with-beer-236650

 

Why Craft Liquor Is the Next Big Thing

The U.S. spirits industry is finally seeing a “craft” movement take hold across bars and retail outlets in a way that could mirror the success craft brewers have had in recent years.

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http://fortune.com/2016/10/18/craft-liquor-growing-sales/

 

5 reasons why Americans drinking more wine than ever

In 2015, the total amount of wine consumed in the United States was 2.83 gallons per resident, which works out to about 14 bottles of wine per year or roughly one glass of wine per week. And that figure has been going up every year since 2008.

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http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/10/wine_press_5_reasons_why_ameri.html

 

HAND VS. MACHINE HARVEST: BLIND TASTE-TESTED

Machine harvesting is faster and uses less manpower, but there is another benefit to machine harvesting that is more important,

http://vinepair.com/articles/hand-or-machine-harvest/

 

Illustrated Grape Vine Training Methods

Let’s go over the basics and discuss several common vine training systems that you’re likely to see on your next journey through wine country.

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http://winefolly.com/review/grape-vine-training-methods-illustration/

 

Is it Easier to Become a Lawyer than a Master of Wine?

A former lawyer studying to become a Master of Wine wonders if earning a license to practice law wasn’t an easier feat.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/10/19/lawyer/

 

RI Wine Direct Shipping Update

RI is one of two remaining states that continues to require consumers to first visit a winery before a direct purchase and shipment (Arkansas being the other, and Arizona is removing this requirement later in 2016). A favorable hearing in the House Corporations Committee took place on March 22nd but, unfortunately, the bill died in committee.

U.S. – Top Seven Scotch Whisky Brands

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BUFFALO TRACE DISCOVERS DISTILLERY FROM 1800S

When construction crews went in to shore up the foundation, they discovered the the original 1873 distillery foundation along with fermenters dating back to 1882.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/10/buffalo-trace-discovers-distillery-from-1800s/

 

Reality check: The skinny on ‘skinny’ alcohol

The perception that these drinks are healthier can lead to over-consumption and while they are typically lower in sugar than regular alcohol (which is how they save you calories), some use sugar substitutes

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3007741/reality-check-the-skinny-on-skinny-alcohol/

 

Five reasons why Provence rosé is like Champagne

There are some important parallels between Provence and Champagne. Let me try to explain.

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http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/provence/five-reasons-why-provence-rose-is-like-champagne

 

The A-to-Zs of Greece and its Wine

From Agiorgitiko to Zeus, winemaking roots go deep in this ancient land. We take you down a list of 26 things worth knowing about Greece, its lands, its food and its wine.

Small motorboat at clear water bay of Loutro town on Crete island, Greece

Small motorboat at clear water bay of Loutro town on Crete island, Greece

http://www.winemag.com/2016/10/18/the-a-to-zs-of-greece-wine/

 

Olive Oil Sommelier Course Debuts in New York

The groundbreaking olive oil sensory assessment program at the International Culinary Center seeks to turn out expert olive oil tasters. Participants of the first level course agreed they’re well on their way.

https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/olive-oil-sommelier-course-debuts-new-york/53193

 

Science shows cheese can make wine taste better

A new scientific study shows that eating cheese may actually increase how much someone likes the wine they are drinking.

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http://phys.org/news/2016-10-science-cheese-wine.html

How to Improve Your Wine Knowledge as a Beginner

There’s a lot of wine information out there, but not a lot of good advice on how to get started and what to learn first.

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http://winefolly.com/review/how-to-improve-your-wine-knowledge-as-a-beginner/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e0076d94d3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e0076d94d3-62472929&mc_cid=e0076d94d3&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Decoding a Belgian beer menu

From brown ales to tripels, here’s our guide for ordering your Belgian favorites.

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http://draftmag.com/decoding-a-belgian-beer-menu/

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Join Our 430 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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November  5th

Boston Winery

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Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

November 12th

Rhone Valley French Wines

Host Jo-Ann Ross

November 17th 

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Host Ciro

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Thursday Nov 3rd

Wine Glass Painting 

WineGlass

Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

This fall, we are partnering with the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors to bring you a fun night out. In this class you will be painting two Autumn- themed wine glasses – perfect for that glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace OR for that Holiday hostess gift. Not only will you have a fun evening painting, you will have the opportunity to taste the wine, courtesy of Franklin Liquors. We expect this class to fill quickly. So, don’t hesitate. Register today and begin your art adventure!

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Thursday, Nov 3rd
Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm
Number of Sessions: 1

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin
Cost: $45

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/forms/ADULT%20EDUCATION%20DOCS/Fall%202016%20online%20brochure.pdf

Medway Community Education

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Tuesday Nov 8th

Wine Tote Bag Painting And Tasting

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Hosts: Linda Kabat and Mark Lenzi

Join the Franklin Art Center and Franklin Liquors for a wine painting event. In this class you will be painting your own 6 wine reusable tote bag.

You will taste and explore wines. Bring your creative minds and wine questions.

Note: Participants must be over 21 years of age Day/Dates: Tuesday, Nov 8th

Time: 6:30 TO 9:00 pm

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 East Central St., Franklin

Cost: $45

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_brochure_16-final.pdf

Tri-County Adult Education  

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October 27th

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian-Wine Class

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

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2096

November 10th

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting Class

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. You will have the option to use technology based app Quini during the event.

Participants must be 21 years of age

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2097

Wine And Chocolate Events

Franklin Liquors And The Sugar Shoppe Partners For

Your Chocolate And Wine Events

Contact Us!

Sugar Shoppe

Food And Wine Events

Our Partner

The Moonlight Chef

Chef

Watch For Our Upcoming TV Show!

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

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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Franklin Wine Club Wines And Ciders Of The Northwest Event

October 21, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Artisanal, Handcrafted Wines And Ciders From The West Coast

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Thursday October 20th 2016

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Guest Hosts:

Judy Lebel

BestYearEverWine.com

The Wines:

As one of the Willamette Valley’s oldest wineries Torii Mor started with the vision to pursue elegant, Old World style wines in 1993.  Jacques Tardy, 5th generation winemaker from Nuits St Georges, has been producing our wines with elegance and balance for nearly 15 years.  The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together the name is a nod to Pinot’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.  Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir.

Hanzell is one of California’s iconic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers.  Established in 1948 with the vision “to produce wines equal to the finest in the world” our Estate sits atop the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma Valley’s Moon Mountain AVA.  46 acres of vineyard are planted on a 148 acre estate.  Hand tended vineyards, hand harvested and hand sorted grapes, making the way for exceptional wines.  In 2012 we introduced our “Sebella” Chardonnay from younger vines and made in a more modern style.

The Ciders:

It is from the 2nd and 3rd generations of apple farmers that Snowdrift Cider was born.  This 2 ingredient beverage is hand crafted from a variety of tree-ripened apples and fermented with Champagne yeast.  Modeled after the dry, English ciders, our Cornice is partially aged in used whisky barrels and our Red is crafted from red-fleshed apples.  Both are dry on the palate and offer clean, crisp apple flavors.  From the heart of Washington State apple country and available in only 7 states!

About Our Guest Host:

Judy Lebel, CSW, Founder

Judy began her wine career in San Diego, presenting boutique wines to restaurants and hotels, where she brought not only great wines to their tables, but her unique experience working with and learning directly from founders of California wineries.

A move to Ohio spurred her love affair with European wines and she launched several new wine labels. After that, a series of promotions working for Robert Mondavi brought her to Boston via the Northwest. In 2005, the Raymond family brought Judy in to manage their Northeast portfolio.

In 2010, with over twenty years of industry experience behind her, Judy realized the BEST way to fulfill her passion for enjoying fine wine and great food with interesting people (while still paying the rent!) was to embark on her greatest adventure yet. Best Year Ever Wine Agency was born.

At Best Year Ever, Judy helps wine companies and distributors define and achieve their sales goals while respecting their brand and company image. She is a proud recipient of the title “Certified Specialist of Wine” from the Society of Wine Educators, an education organization whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification.

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc

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750ml $21.99

Wine #2

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Gris

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750ml $$21.99

Wine #3

2014 Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay

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750ml $39.99

Wine #4

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Noir

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750ml $29.99

Cider #1

Snowdrift Cornice Cider

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750ml $16.99

Cider #2

Snowdrift Red Cider

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750ml $16.99

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