Archive for the ‘VINITASWINEWORKS’ Category

Liquor Industry News/Links 12-25-17

December 25, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-25-2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Cannabis-Infused Wine Is On The Market

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Here’s Every State’s Most-Sought After Beer

 

  AND MORE!

You Can Now Drink Krispy Kreme Donut Beer

There are glazed and cream-filled versions.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a57086/krispy-kreme-donut-beer/

Masi are masters at making wine

The Boscaini family, that owns Masi and has done so since 1772, can now say that they export their sumptuous and robust wines to 120 countries

http://www.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20171207/masi-are-masters-at-making-wine

Apps are the way to go to sell South African wine

Independent wine stores, which were more likely to stock our wines, are also in trouble. The landscape is changing. Wine is being sold direct to the consumer via a screen, no longer being hand sold.

https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/apps-are-the-way-to-go-to-sell-sa-wine-12312783

The ‘World Wine Guys’ give tips on holiday wine pairings

The holidays are here and for some, that means lots of wine. But how do you know which wine goes with what?

http://abc7news.com/food/the-world-wine-guys-give-tips-on-holiday-wine-pairings-/2754024/

SPARKLING WINE FOOD PAIRINGS

t’s time to chill some bottles and get your flutes ready. Whether you’re entertaining guests, celebrating special occasions, or simply relaxing at home with loved ones, sparkling wine is always a good idea.

https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2017/12/sparkling-wine-food-pairing.html

Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails

simple 5-ingredient beverage made in less than 5 minutes. It requires only red wine, cran-apple juice, orange juice, ginger beer (or strong ginger ale) and vanilla extract.

https://www.aspicyperspective.com/holiday-wine-punch-cocktails/

Move over bottles, wine in cans capturing the millennial demand

Wine in cans on an annual basis increased to $14.5 million in 2016 from $6.4 million in 2015.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7707118-181/move-over-bottles-wine-in?artslide=0

Calling time on the Champagne flute

All good things come to an end. In the 1980s, the Champenois called time on the saucer-shaped coupe erroneously said to have been modeled on Marie Antoinette’s breast. Now they have decreed that the Champagne flute has to go. They want to reduce the world’s most famous wine’s association with celebration and move it into the all-kinds-of-occasions category. And since the flute signals ‘special occasion’ like nothing else, it needs to be replaced.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/calling-time-champagne-flute

SAMUEL ADAMS NAMED OFFICIAL BEER OF BOSTON RED SOX

Visitors to Boston’s storied Fenway Park will start to see the multi-year partnership come to life as soon as January 2018.

https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/samuel-adams-named-official-beer-boston-red-sox/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

Here’s Every State’s Most-Sought After Beer

Washington, D.C. is into some predictably fancy stuff. What about the rest of the country?

https://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/beer-maps-according-to-google-searches-favorite-beer-every-state?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=b32aeb1473-The+Daily+Brew%3A+December+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-b32aeb1473-36686829

This startup figured out how to make wine that’s naturally blue — here’s how they do it

Spanish startup Gik Live! make wine that’s naturally neon blue. They extract a pigment from the skin of the red grape (called anthocyanin) which gives the neon blue hue.

http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-startup-gik-live-make-naturally-neon-blue-wine-2017-12

Here’s what you need to know about champagne (and other sparkling wines) before you buy

All that sparkles is not champagne. You may be forgiven for passing off a cheaper fizz as champagne at your holiday party — I, for one, will not reject your hospitality. And there are some sparkling wines from around the world that reach champagne levels in quality.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-champagne-and-other-sparkling-wines-before-you-buy/2017/12/07/2add1ca0-db71-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.5bb3d1389516

John Legend’s Wine Is All About Love

Legend created the brand with Napa-based Raymond Vineyards, which belongs to the Boisset Collection.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/john-legend-wine-lve

How to order wine like a pro at an Italian restaurant

If you are used to drinking American West Coast wines, Italian wine varietals might be a new game for you. With so many varietals offered, it can also be overwhelming.

http://www.mlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2017/12/everything_you_need_to_know_ab.html

Wine Color – Complete Visual Guide

Your complete and detailed infographic guide and explanations to the color of wine.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/12/08/wine-color-complete-visual-guide/#prettyPhoto

THESE CHEESES ARE MADE WITH ALCOHOL AND YOU NEED TO TRY THEM RIGHT NOW

You know that old saying, “have your champagne and eat it, too?” No? Well, get familiar with it, because we have a groundbreaking round up of cheeses that are made with booze, inspired by a certain pink Prosecco cheese that you’ve probably seen all over the Internet.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/these-cheeses-are-made-with-alcohol-and-you-need-to-try-them-right-now/?rs_oid_rd=106141528092566&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-12-10-17#.WjBBAK2ZOSM

Lady Gaga Getting Ready to Uncork Some New Wines Inspired By Family Eatery

Reps for Gaga filed documents to lock up the rights for “Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco” and “Joanne Trattoria Vino Rossa,” which is Italian for white/red wine.

https://theblast.com/lady-gaga-joanne-trattoria-wine-red-white/

Beware Of This “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” Scam

Beware an online gift exchange scheme called the secret wine bottle exchange where users are met with a claim that if you buy a $15 bottle of wine and send it to a “secret wine lover” you can get anywhere from six to 36 bottles of wine in exchange. Sound too good to be true? It is

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/184575/secret-wine-bottle-exchange-scam

How To Fix Wine Stained Lips After A Glass Of Red Wine

It’s a situation that can be as unsightly as it is embarrassing: You’ve enjoyed a few glasses of a good Merlot and it shows all over your lips and teeth.

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/how-to-fix-wine-stained-lips-1116

Cannabis-Infused Wine Is On The Market

This is real… now there’s a new ‘Green Wine’ called Canna Vine that is infused with cannabis.

https://zenpype.com/cannabis-infused-wine-is-on-the-market/

 

BEYONCÉ SHUTS DOWN ‘BIERYONCE’ BEER

A New York brewery has halted production of its Beyoncé-inspired German pilsner ‘Bieryonce’ after receiving a cease and desist letter from the superstar’s lawyers.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/beyonce-shuts-down-bieryonce-beer/

 

Whisky proven to kill ice bacteria

A new scientific study has found that whisky kills more bacteria in restaurant ice than vodka, tonic water or cola.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/whisky-proven-to-kill-ice-bacteria/

 

Getting to Know Chasselas

Widely grown but little known, Switzerland’s champion white grape is starting to attract the attention of wine enthusiasts outside its homeland

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/getting-to-know-chasselas/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59286180&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ivSwbzFViJilt6QxcWGFIJ39YcM-5f6lvXP_q9QGTex-EtBsg2l6hq430BwIoCEbauD5mxyBCBpBb-jPZM2e06Gi6W49VCay47etdEodkynh5j5o&_hsmi=59286425

 

Chocolate Dipped Bottles of Wine!

Looking for the ultimate and unique gift this year?

How about a Chocolate Dipped Bottle of Wine?

http://www.myfavoritesweetshoppe.com/chocolate-dipped-bottles-of-wine.php

 

Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux

According to French publication Vitisphere, however, 700 hl of Languedoc wine was transformed into Pomerol; 600 hl into Margaux; 350 hl into Pauillac and a further 100 hl into Saint-Julien wine, between 2012 and 2014.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22806/Major_alleged_fake_Bordeaux_investigation_causes_stir_in_Bordeaux.html

 

HOW WINEMAKERS ARE CONQUERING THE VINTAGE CHART

Do you like to feel mystified, intimidated, inadequate? Then walk this way! I have a vintage chart to show you.

https://vinepair.com/articles/86-the-83/

 

How Technology Is Affecting What And How You Drink.

Some of the interesting new technologies that affect the drinks many of us start and occasionally and responsibility end our days with: coffee, wine and water.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/capitalone/2017/12/12/fancy-a-cup-how-technology-is-affecting-what-and-how-you-drink/#1c8ce96f787e

 

5 great reasons to explore Armenian wines

There is a great energy in Armenia, with new wineries, wine bars, and wine shops popping up everywhere, many of them owned by Armenians who, returning from abroad, are investing heavily in the renaissance,

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/249877/

 

Calif craft beer sets new record, grows 14% to 900 breweries

 

Amarone Wine Turns Raisins Into Gold

Amarone wine or as it’s officially named, Amarone della Valpolicella, is one of those wines that you buy and sit on and pray your marriage stays together long enough so that you can drink it on your 20th anniversary

http://winefolly.com/review/amarone-wine-turns-raisins-into-gold/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e0434948f8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e0434948f8-62472929&mc_cid=e0434948f8&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

While California’s 2017 grapes have been safely harvested already, winemakers around the world are wary about a threat that is growing along with the frequency of wildfires: smoke taint.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/13/570188980/winemakers-worry-wildfires-will-leave-whiff-of-ashtray-in-their-wine

 

It’s not just your imagination — wine glasses are bigger than ever

Next time you drink wine, take note of the size of the glass — you may inadvertently drink more than you planned.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wine-glasses-are-seven-times-bigger-than-they-were-in-the-1700s-heres-why-2017-12-13

 

How a Thirst for Portuguese Wine Fueled the American Revolution

Madeira taxes stoked tensions, then paid for the war.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/madeira-wine-american-revolution-taxes-george-washington

 

ENGLISH WINE BODY BECOMES WINEGB

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has announced its new official name today: Wines of Great Britain, although it will use the shortened ‘WineGB’ in all its communications.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/breaking-english-wine-body-becomes-winegb/

 

ALCOHOL WILL ‘DISAPPEAR’ WITHIN A GENERATION, CLAIMS SCIENTIST

A neuropsycho pharmacologist, and the UK’s former chief drugs officer, believes traditional alcohol will disappear from Western societies “within a generation” and replaced with healthier alternatives, with a younger generation increasingly shunning booze.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/alcohol-will-disappear-within-a-generation-claims-scientist/

2017 ‘WATERSHED YEAR’ FOR CRAFT BEER

Today, 83% of the population lives within 10 miles of a local brewery, meaning that the positive impact of breweries is being felt in communities all over the country

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/brewers-association-2017-watershed-year-for-craft-beer/

 

A PLASTIC CORK WHICH MAKES PRODUCING FIZZ AT HOME ‘EASY’ IS LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER — HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

A tech-savvy oenophile has invented a cork which he claims reduces the level of skill required to make fizz — paving the way for a boom in bottle-fermented wine production at home.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/a-plastic-cork-which-makes-producing-sparkling-wine-at-home-easy-is-launching-on-kickstarter-heres-how-it-works/

 

New Study Suggests Letting Your Child Sip Alcohol Does Not Predict But Increases Risk of Alcohol-Related Problems As A Young Adult

A new study has been published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, aimed to examine the associations between early sipping with the frequency and quantity of alcohol use in late adolescence/early adulthood, as well as associations with alcohol-related problems, behavior, attitudes, and family/peer practices/behaviors.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/12/child-alcohol-related-problems.html/

 

These are the most attention-getting bottle designs from Nielsen’s Wine Design Audit

 

Beer pairing for the holidays

How do you get the most of your experience by pairing the beer you have with the food you’re going to serve (or eat)?

https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/holiday-beer-pairings-megan-mares.html

 

Education helps keep US underage drinking levels low

Greater parental education has helped maintain lower levels of underage alcohol consumption in the US following “dramatic declines” over the last two decades, a government study shows.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/education-helps-keep-us-underage-drinking-levels-low/

 

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT BOTTLE OF WINE FOR EVERY HOLIDAY PARTY

Whatever the party situation, we’ve got you covered with our foolproof holiday party wine-buying guide.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-party-infographic/

 

U.S. WINE SALES BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE GENERATE MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN SALES

As consumers deck the halls and fill their pantries with items for their holiday feasts, they’re also filling their liquor cabinets, wine racks and beer fridges with their favorite adult libations

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2017/americans-jump-start-the-holidays-with-their-favorite-bottle-of-vino.html

 

Poland’s wine regions emerge

Polish wines have come a long way, and they are not only palatable, but good

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/polands-wine-regions-emerge

 

Biodynamic vs Organic vs Conventional farming

In this blog we discuss an overview of the different comparative studies involving biodynamic vs organic vs. conventional  farming.

https://blog-en.fruitionsciences.com/2017/12/14/biodynamic-organic-conventional-farming/

 

The World’s Biggest Wine Drinkers 2017 (it’s not where you think)

It turns out that Norfolk Island (where?!) has the highest wine expenditure. At only 14 square miles, this tiny island isn’t even visible on Google Maps unless you zoom in a lot. It sits to the east of Australia and a little bit north of New Zealand.

https://www.movehub.com/blog/wine-consumption-spend-worldwide

 

Kim Crawford Looks To Expand Beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Constellation’s Kim Crawford—the third-largest above-$14 wine brand in the U.S.—has recorded another year of torrid growth, with total production rising to about 1.6 million cases for 2017. In the U.S. market, the brand is on pace to rise 13% to 1.3 million cases this year, according to Impact Databank. The strong growth is being driven largely by Kim Crawford’s core Sauvignon Blanc ($18 a 750-ml.), whose production is currently at about 1.2 million cases.

 

 Lohr Reaches 1.5 Million Cases And Keeps ClimbingJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines continues to carve out steady growth in the premium California wine segment, bolstered by an array of offerings from Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. With volume now at around 1.53 million cases—up about 3% this year—the company is looking to increase its on-premise profile and premiumize by growing its higher-priced Vineyard Series of wines.

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

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

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

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

 

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

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

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

Advertisements

Liquor Industry News/Links 12-18-17

December 18, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

12-18-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

 

New Products

 

Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites – and Health Worries – for Pennies per Bottle

How Many Bottles of Wine Does Your Dinner Party Need? Do the (Easy!) Math

First Evidence We Should Worry About Marijuana Legalization

 

  AND MORE!

 

Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master

Want to take your wine smarts to the next level? Easy peasy. Just follow this simple, can’t-miss tasting tutorial

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/25-bottle-guide-wine-mastery?xid=NL_WINELIST120517&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017120512PM#napa-valley-cabernet

Spirits to benefit from Trump’s tax reform bill

Under the bill is a two-year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which trade body the Distilled Spirits Council said “creates a more fair and equitable tax structure for brewers, winemakers, distillers and importers of all beverage alcohol”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/spirits-to-benefit-from-trumps-tax-reform-bill/

 

Campaign aims to protect Irish cream liqueur GI

Irish cream liqueurs are recovering from a “lost decade” of stagnant sales, the Irish Spirits Association (ISA) has said as it launches a new campaign to promote and protect the category.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/campaign-aims-to-protect-irish-cream-gi/

Jack Daniel’s debuts cask-strength whiskey

Bottled at 129 proof by Jack Daniel’s master distiller, Jeff Arnett,the expression is said to reflect the flavour created by handmade, toasted and charred, American white oak barrels.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/jack-daniels-debuts-cask-strength-whiskey/

 

Vodka ‘made from clouds’ launches

South Carolina-based Hilton Head Distillery has launched a vodka made using water sourced directly from clouds, called Aermoor.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/worlds-first-vodka-made-from-clouds-launches/

 

Drinking red wine is good for you — or maybe not

How does the average drinker know what to believe? And how much wine is safe? As medical researchers, we recently published an in-depth analysis of the anatomy of wine. This included analysis of the risks and benefits of consumption, comparisons with other alcoholic beverages and a discussion about wine’s much-publicized health benefits.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/drinking-red-wine-is-good-for-you–or-maybe-not/2017/12/01/49f55e7a-cbd3-11e7-aa96-54417592cf72_story.html?utm_term=.aa9f90e706c5

 

Alcohol labeling – taste first, then look
Consumers should be informed about what’s in the bottle of wine they are about to drink.  The alcohol level is obviously a useful piece of information, and vital for assessing personal intake accurately


http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/jefford-on-monday/alcohol-labelling-wine-taste-380850/

Establishing a volcanic wine category

Volcanic wine regions have the opportunity to come together and create a distinct volcanic wine category: highlighting such wines as premium, high quality and with a true sense of place, according to a Master Sommelier.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2017/12/04/Establishing-a-volcanic-wine-movement

The Complete Guide to Ice Wine

At this time of year winemaking is usually finished, but for ice wine producers, things are just getting started.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/12/the-complete-guide-to-ice-wine

UP YOUR DRINK GAME WITH THESE UNDERRATED BEER COCKTAILS

It’s strange to me that America is such a beer-drinking country, yet I never see beer cocktails on menus, other than the occasional Michelada or Coronarita. Here, I’m listing some severely underrated beer drinks that deserve way more hype.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/up-your-drink-game-with-these-underrated-beer-cocktails/?rs_oid_rd=102258877656982&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-12-05-17#.Wib3fK2ZPos

First Evidence We Should Worry About Marijuana Legalization

According to the researchers, medical marijuana legalization reduces consumption by 15%.

https://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/single-post/2017/12/04/First-Evidence-We-Should-Worry-About-Marijuana-Legalization

Tasting guide to Washington state sparkling wines

Washington state is producing sparkling wines that rival those from Napa and the Champagne region of France.

IN STOCK

https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/tasting-guide-to-washington-state-sparkling-wines/

How to Become a Master of Wine

A master of wine is the highest wine designation any person can earn, and to some, the designation is even more distinguished than that of a master sommelier.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/how-master-wine-exam-test

More Hello Kitty Wine Is Here in Time for the Holidays

Sanrio’s beloved pink-bowed character is gracing five different bottles of wine for the U.S. market this year.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/hello-kitty-holiday-wines

NEW JERSEY MOVES TO MAKE DRINK DRONING ILLEGAL

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a bill that would make it illegal to operate a done while under the influence of alcohol in a bid to reduce irresponsible use of the remote-controlled devices.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/new-jersey-moves-to-make-drink-droning-illegal/

CAN CHAMPAGNE ‘BUBBLE ACOUSTICS’ BE USED TO MEASURE WINE QUALITY?

According to a release published in Science Daily, scientists are examining whether the sound of Champagne bubbles forming can be a measurement of a wine’s quality. Both the number and size of the bubbles in a fizz are already established quality indicators, with oenophiles regularly extolling the virtues of a fine mousse. In contrast, large, infrequent bubbles are considered undesirable.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/can-champagne-bubble-acoustics-be-used-to-measure-wine-quality/

12 THINGS YOU WILL ONLY KNOW IF YOU’VE WORKED IN A WINE SHOP

Ever wondered what it’s really like working with the public when you’re a budding oenophile?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/11-things-you-will-only-know-if-youve-worked-in-a-wine-shop/

How much wine does a vine produce?
Grape varieties vary in vigour and soils in fertility, plus grape growers differ in how they cultivate their vines.

You also need to consider how much irrigation the vines receive and whether they are healthy.

So for wines of comparable quality the answer could be two bottles, while in others it could be eight.

Let’s look at extremes. At the lower end, each vine at the Sauternes premier cru supérieur Château d’Yquem yields just one glass of wine.

At the upper end, in the more industrialised, heavily irrigated vineyards around the world, 24 bottles of wine per vine is not unheard of.

That’s 150 times more wine per vine than at Yquem!


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/much-wine-vine-produce-ask-decanter-380985/#JJgH75yto48JsToL.99

How Many Bottles of Wine Does Your Dinner Party Need? Do the (Easy!) Math

We have an official chart and everything.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-many-bottles-of-wine-dinner-party

Does Wine Region Conjunctive Labeling Really Work?

Conjunctive wine labeling, or the practice of labeling a wine to show both region and sub-regions of origin, is gaining more attention and traction in the U.S. wine industry. This growth in interest is driven by a variety of factors, including an increased desire from consumers to know a product’s place of origin, as well as the growing number of AVAs (American Viticulture Areas), which can create some confusion in the mind of consumers if not linked to a recognized region or state. The big question is: does conjunctive labeling really work?

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=192980

What You Need to Know About Shipping Alcohol

A drinks lawyer demystifies the recent buzz around legal changes affecting alcohol shipping in the U.S.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-shipping-alcohol/

Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites – and Health Worries – for Pennies per Bottle

You’d stick it on the top of the bottle — and as you pour a glass through the device, it removes the sulfites. And it would be inexpensive. When you’re at the cash register you’d have these devices for sale. They’d be a dollar or less.

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/12/05/research-strip-wine-sulfites

Distributor Consolidation: Why There’s Still Hope For The Little Guys

Distributors have begun rapidly consolidating in the last decade. Today there are about 500 major alcohol wholesalers in the US market, down from 7,000 at the turn of the century.

http://blog.merchant23.com/distributor-consolidation-why-theres-still-hope-for-the-little-guys-

 

How to treat young vs. older wines

Some people believe wine is fragile.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7703369-181/berger-on-wine-how-to

 

Burgundy (France) Just the Facts

Burgundy is complicated, you can’t possibly understand it.  Many different whole books have been written to try to unravel the mystery. Damn the experts! Burgundy isn’t complicated. It’s perfectly logical:

https://foodwineclick.com/2017/12/03/french-wine-201-burgundy-is-not-complicated/

14 DRINKS PODCASTS TO ENJOY OVER CHRISTMAS

If you need an excuse to escape the in-laws or screaming children this Christmas, we’ve got you covered.

DON’T FORGET OUR WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE (WWW) Podcasts!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/12/14-drinks-podcasts-to-enjoy-over-christmas/

 

Europeans spend more on alcohol than education

The European Union has found that households spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcohol in 2016 – higher than their spend on education.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/12/europeans-spend-more-on-alcohol-than-education/

 

14 Winter Wines You’ll Love

Break out your ugly sweaters, digital Yule logs, and low-hanging Game of Thrones references… winter is coming. Here’s what we’re hot for when the temperature drops.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/14-winter-wines-youll-love/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=229f2f942f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-229f2f942f-62472929&mc_cid=229f2f942f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Petaluma Gap wine region gains official recognition

At long last, wine growers in the Petaluma Gap area will be able to put “Petaluma Gap” on their wine labels, as the Petaluma Gap officially becomes California’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) on Friday, Dec. 8.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/A-year-overdue-Petaluma-Gap-wine-region-gains-12411460.php

 

TOP 100 ITALIAN WINES OF 2017

This year’s Top 100 Italian Wines of 2017 focuses on pure quality. We tasted so many great bottles of Italian wine in 2017 and rated more than 3,500 in total; so it was difficult to narrow it down to just 100 wines.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-italian-wines-2017/

 

Barbera d’Asti DOCG: The Rare Red Wine of Piedmont

At the foothills of the snow-capped Alps lies Piedmont, a region whose rolling hills are dotted with medieval churches, castles, borgoes, and the wineries that produce some of Italy’s most popular and unique wines.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/12/06/the-rare-red-wine-of-piedmont/

 

Four new appellations proposed for Washington

in order submitted, Candy Mountain, Royal Slope, The Burn of Columbia Valley, and White Bluffs.

http://www.wawinereport.com/2017/12/four-new-appellations-proposed-for.html

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

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

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

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

 

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

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

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

Franklin Wine Club Holiday Wine Dinner At Corfinio

December 12, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

3rd Annual Holiday Dinner 

Corfinio

Wine Dinner

CLUB

Monday December 11th 2017

 

3rd Annual Holiday Wine Dinner

Every year we gather to share food and wine.

This year we will explore Italian food and wine at Corfinio in North Easton MA.

We will be served 5 courses paired with wines by Chef Nicola Battistacci. Our host Alex Logan (Former Host At Davios) Will pair the foods with wines.

The Chef will have special authentic Italian foods he makes special that night for us.

The cost is $100 per person.

This includes:

Food

Wine

Tax

Tip

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

Read More About Corfinio

http://www.corfinioeaston.com

Also see food and menus examples on their Facebook page

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

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

 

 

The Food And Wine:

 

Menu

 

Starter

 

#1

 

 

 #2

 

#3

 

#4

5

 

Finish

Event Photos

 

Franklin Liquors Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

IMG_2093

image1.PNG-3

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

vinitas-bottle-and-logo-final-no-text

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

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

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/

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

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

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

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

imagesCADB97F4

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

imagesCABLEF7Q

 

2018 Soon

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

imagesCA5M7SK2

French Wine Scholar Programs

FWS_Pin_Square_2048x2048

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

2018  Soon!

 

Millis Recreation

2018 Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

More Soon!

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

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

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

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

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

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

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

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

imagesCADB97F4

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

imagesCABLEF7Q

 

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  

imagesCA5M7SK2

French Wine Scholar Programs

FWS_Pin_Square_2048x2048

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!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

More Soon!

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

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

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

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 

 

 

Event Photos




 

Franklin Liquors Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

IMG_2093

image1.PNG-3

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

vinitas-bottle-and-logo-final-no-text

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

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

Liquor Industry News/Links 11-27-17

November 27, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

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)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

 

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

 

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

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

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

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

imagesCADB97F4

2018 Classes Soon!

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

imagesCABLEF7Q

 

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  

imagesCA5M7SK2

French Wine Scholar Programs

FWS_Pin_Square_2048x2048

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!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

More Soon!

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 

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

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

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 Pr