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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-16-16

January 16, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-16-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Private Tasting Events

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Last Week We Listed Our Wine Tasting/Education Events.

This Week We Want To Talk About The Private/Home Events We Offer.

Our Wine Room Seats 6-40 For Private Events Or We Can Come To Your Home.

We Would Love To Do A Wine Event For You.

BIRTHDAYS

NIGHTS OUT

CLUB MEETINGS

FUNDRAISERS

PRIVATE EDUCATION/TASTINGS

 

2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

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Our Family Would Love Your Support In Voting For Us As Your Favorite Liquor Store.

Thanks To You We Have Been Voted Best(Gold) In Franklin AND 16 Town Region In 2014 AND 2015.

We Thank You For A 2016 Vote.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Goose Island Offering Refunds

Italian Wine From New Zealand?

Wine And Salad Pairing

AND MORE!

Acquisition of liquor licenses is a cash-flow business

When 85-year-old shop owner John Grande decided it was time to retire, one of his store’s biggest assets was its full liquor license.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20160110/NEWS/160119969

Cool Wines to Try in 2016

While you are in the midst of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions here’s a fun one you can file under Personal Growth: Drink Wines You’ve Never Tried Before.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/01/07/cool-wines-to-try-in-2016/

Northern Rhône Wine Region: The Land of French Syrah

Whether or not French Syrah is the best is entirely up to you, but one thing is for certain: The Northern Rhône produces Syrah very unlike other regions in terms of style and it makes it a fascinating region to try to understand

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http://winefolly.com/review/northern-rhone-wine-french-syrah/

Goose Island offers refunds: Off flavors in some Bourbon County beer

After complaints to the brewery and across Internet message boards and social media, Goose Island offered the refunds

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-bourbon-county-beers-off-flavors-20160108-story.html

Cheap cans of beer, ranked

Each beer was given a score based on three equally weighted factors:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2016/01/08/cheap-cans-of-beer-ranked/

Instead of a protein shake, how about a beer?

Mighty Squirrel beer adds whey protein to give each serving 4 to 5 grams of protein

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-beer-has-4-times-more-protein-than-the-average-brew-2016-01-08

Health Benefits of Red Wine vs. Grape Juice

We keep hearing about the benefits of drinking red wine. Why not grape juice instead? It has the same benefits, plus no alcohol.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/ask-well-health-benefits-of-red-wine-vs-grape-juice/?_r=0

THESE ARE THE 11 OLDEST OPERATING BREWERIES IN THE US

List of the 11 oldest breweries still operating in the country. Super-old beer makers, we salute you.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-oldest-breweries-in-america

Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies (2016 Update)

It’s our favorite time of year once again—Girl Scout Cookies are here!

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https://beerandbrewing.com/VKm9gisAAF-R_rap/article/beer-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies-2016-update

COFFEE-INFUSED WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN US

Fliquor Bean is distilled in California using organic coffee and American whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/coffee-infused-whiskey-launches-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=600&date=2016-01-11

Suspected Groton wine bandit bagged in Rhode Island

A suspect thief who specialized in high-end wine theft was nabbed in Rhode Island and is being held as a fugitive for Connecticut.

http://fox61.com/2016/01/08/groton-wine-bandit-bagged-in-rhode-island/

Saga to Appeal 10-Day Liquor License Suspension In MA

A Patriot Place restaurant hit with a 10-day liquor license suspension by the selectmen has appealed the ruling.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/foxborough/saga-appeal-10-day-liquor-license-suspension-0

Liquor Superstore Approved for Hyannis MA Despite Opposition from Competition

A plan to transfer a retail liquor store license from Cotuit to Hyannis was approved Monday by the Barnstable Licensing Authority, despite strong opposition from several competing businesses.

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/liquor-superstore-approved-for-hyannis-despite-opposition-from-competition/

The Best Way to Preserve Half-Drunk Bottles of Wine

A growing number of wine-preservation systems, from $10 plastic pumps to $300 devices, promise to give oenophiles days or weeks to drink a bottle. But do any of them work?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-way-to-preserve-half-drunk-bottles-of-wine-1452540794

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

The winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) were announced on Friday, after receiving a record 7,162 entries this year

http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/2016-San-Francisco-Chronicle-Wine-Competition-6749722.php

How To Make Boxed Wine Taste Good, 12 Different Ways

Now go out and grab the first box of wine you see at the local liquor store, because you have everything you need to make it taste great.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/134217-how-to-make-boxed-wine-taste-good-12-different-ways

New Deep Eddy Flavor

Heaven Hill Brands’ Deep Eddy Vodka is extending its flavored lineup with the launch of Deep Eddy Peach. Made with real peaches, the new entry is slated to roll out nationwide this February, priced at around $19.99 a 750-ml. Deep Eddy Peach marks the sixth expression in the brand’s portfolio, joining existing Straight Vodka, Lemon, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry and Sweet Tea. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Deep Eddy currently sells more than 700,000 cases annually in the U.S.

Wines at Chilly Extremes

Cool-Climate Wine

Grab a glass of your favorite cooler- region wine, don a sweater, and take a virtual trip with us to the wine world’s chilly extremities.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/cool-climate-wine/

Are you drinking too much? That depends upon which country you live in

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Wine Buyers Guide

Many Tips

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TOP 10 NEW IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES

There are now 32 new or proposed distilleries across Ireland – we take a look at those set to shake up one the most exciting areas of the spirits industry, Irish whiskey.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/top-10-new-irish-whiskey-distilleries/?article-source=newsletter&source=602&date=2016-01-13

RED WINE PREVENTS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

A 40-year study made by teams at Harvard and the University of East Anglia has found that middle aged men who drank and ate foodstuffs such as red wine, berries and citrus fruits that are rich in ‘flavonoids’ were 10% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/red-wine-prevents-erectile-dysfunction/

Guinness, Samuel Adams spearhead­ nitro beer movement

Nitro beers are having a moment right now.

http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/food_beverage/2016/01/guinness_samuel_adams_spearhead_nitro_beer_movement

6 expert tips on how to order wine like a pro at a restaurant

Joe Bastianich, restaurateur and host of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, shares some advice on how to order wine at a restaurant.

http://www.today.com/food/6-expert-tips-how-order-wine-pro-restaurant-t66726

Reversing Course: Going From Online Wine Advice To Conventional Wine Retailing

The retailing trend is to go online, but the Internet-based Second Glass plans to go in the other direction and open a wine retail shop, something you can’t just do.

The mayor has opposed the Boston location.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/01/13/reversing-course-going-from-online-wine-advice-to-conventional-wine-retailing/#2715e4857a0b60ecb935cc18

The Best Italian Wine Comes From… New Zealand?

You don’t have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Turns out, some of the finest Italian wine is made in Middle-earth.

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http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-01-13/the-best-italian-wine-comes-from-new-zealand

The Hanes Wine Review

January 2016 Edition

http://www.haneswinereview.com

Bronco Wine Company Earns Zero Waste Gold Facility Certification From the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

One of the largest wineries and the largest vineyard owner in the United States, unveiled today that it has received the prestigious Zero Waste Gold Facility certification

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http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/01/13/bronco-wine-company-zero-waste-certification

Why you should buy Spanish wines now

There are an amazing number of excellent value Spanish wines available at local wine shops

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http://goodcheapvino.com/why-you-should-buy-spanish-wines-now/

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PAPPY VAN WINKLE?

Like the thousands upon thousands of people on Pappy waiting lists, we realize we have no chance of getting the storied bourbon.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/whats-the-deal-with-pappy-van-winkle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3c68c7a40e-Jan_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3c68c7a40e-38937345

Champagne and their disgorgement dates explained

Disgorgement dates indicate the date the champagne was cleared of its lees.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1269

Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

Do you hear people talk about “good vintages” and wonder what it means?

http://www.greenvale.com/blog/2015/10/vintage-variation-mean-wine/

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad

Here are six tips for pairing wine with salad,

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/15/6-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-salad/

How Super Tuscans rescued Italy’s Chianti wine region

Super Tuscans came into being during the 1970s, when rebellious winemakers in Chianti, in Tuscany, began to experiment with different types of grape.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1900568/how-super-tuscans-rescued-italys-chianti-wine

 

8 things you need to know about hard root beer

Known to some as the most popular craft beer in 2015, hard root beer has gained traction in the market and grabbed the attention of many.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2016/01/14/things-need-know-hard-root-beer/78804750/

All his ‘Bottle Shock’ co-stars savored, will miss Alan Rickman

Sad news of the passing of Alan Rickman no doubt has legions of Sonoma County actors and vintners recalling fondly the actor’s sojourn here while filming 2008’s “Bottle Shock.”

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/5073632-181/smith-all-his-bottle-shock?gallery=5073202&artslide=0

New Ballast Point

Southern California-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion, is readying two new brews. The first, Mango Even Keel (launching in 12-ounce cans), is a 3.8% abv “easy-drinking” beer that’s a fruit-infused take on Ballast Point’s core Even Keel session IPA. The second, Ginger Big Eye (debuting in 22-ounce bottles), is a 7% abv, ginger-spiked version of year-round entry Big Eye IPA. Both will be hitting shelves in the coming weeks

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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-09-16

January 9, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Our 2016 Education/Tasting Events Are Filling Up Fast!

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We Are Excited Once Again To Partner With

Adult Education Programs.

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February 9th Valentines Chocolate And Wine Event

 

Medway

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March 8th Wine Tasting 101

April 5th Fudge And Wine Event

 

Tri-County

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February 23rd Oscars Chocolate And Wine Event

April 26th Wine Label Truths And Lies

 

Franklin Wine Club Events

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Gong Into Our 3rd Year We Now Have 300 Members!

This Year We Will Continue With Special Guests And Wines.

The Club Is Also Holding Quini WineUps Working Towards Special

Canadian Wine Rewards.

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/227862420/

Look For More Exciting Education/Tasting Programs Soon!Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Seinfeld Bar Opens

What’s Really In A Glass Of Wine?

Metals In Wine

AND MORE!

Do you Know the Biotech Processes behind Wine and Champagne?

Besides bread based confections, making alcohol from fruit is one of the oldest Biotech’s process

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http://labiotech.eu/did-you-know-the-biotech-processes-behind-wine-and-champagne/

How alcohol affects your appearance

Ever wondered what alcohol does to your appearance?

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https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/appearance/appearance-infographic

Misconceptions About Natural Wines

The subject of natural wines is a very subjective one.  Who defines what “natural” means?

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http://www.novacadamatre.com

Forget Margaritas, It’s Time For Mexican Wine

The adventurous wine-lover should head to Baja California, Mexico’s preeminent wine-making region.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/03/forget-margaritas-it-s-time-for-mexican-wine.html

Wine in Grocery Stores Within 500-ft. of a Liquor Store

Interesting Tennessee groceries stores cant be within 500ft of liquor stores if they sell wine

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http://wgnsradio.com/wine-in-grocery-stores-within-500-ft-of-a-liquor-store-cms-30472

What to do with your leftover Champagne

If the New Year’s Eve celebration got a little out of hand, and you have some opened bottles that lasted longer than your guests, fear not: There are still plenty of delicious ways to keep the party going.

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/01/luxury/leftover-champagne-solutions/index.html?sr=twCNN010116leftover-champagne-solutions0733PMStoryLink&linkId=20030856

Will France’s new wine regions threaten Champagne tradition?

Champagne producers are among the most vociferous opponents of a rule that comes into force on New Year’s Day, and which should open up new French wine regions for the first time in nearly a century.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35204500

SEINFELD-THEMED BAR OPENS IN MELBOURNE

A bar dedicated to Seinfeld character George Costanza has opened in Melbourne, with the actor that played him giving his seal of approval to the venture.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/seinfeld-themed-bar-opens-in-melbourne/

The Importance of Grape Varieties on American Wine Labels

Using a grape variety on an American wine label is not mandatory, but many winemakers choose to do so for several reasons, such as perception of quality to the consumer. Using or naming the variety on the wine label may also convey a better story about what is in the bottle.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com/2016/01/05/importance-grape-varieties-american-wine-labels/?utm_source=On+Reserve%3A+A+Wine+Law+Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b85845fb41-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_26d2f0b59f-b85845fb41-121923797

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ornellaia

Auction circuit darling Ornellaia has spent decades forging a reputation as one of Italy’s finest wines.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/10-things-every-wine-lover-should-know-about-ornellaia

2016 Top 20 Wine Influencers: Who to Follow on Social Media?

I’ve got another news for you as we start the new year, the importance of social media for wine is not going to decrease in 2016 either.

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/06/2016-top-20-wine-influencers-who-to-follow-on-social-media/

What’s Really Inside A Glass of Wine?

Is it really just grapes or are there other ingredients added to make it taste the way it does?

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/whats-really-inside-a-glass-of-wine/

How the Shape of Your Glass Can Make Your Beer Taste Better

That shaker pint you get at the bar is doing your tastebuds no favors, and craft glassware makers want to change that

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http://www.outsideonline.com/2045276/youre-drinking-beer-wrong-rise-craft-glassware

TOP 10 WINE BOOKS OF 2015

From fresh editions of classic reference tomes to scratch and sniff guides for beginners, 2015 saw the release of titles to suit every wine-loving bookworm.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/top-10-wine-books-of-2015/

Metals in wine is a complicated story

Research and anecdotal evidence have started to show that some finished white wines have increased copper concentrations as well as the reductive characteristics caused by the very compounds the copper is supposed to eliminate.

http://www.infowine.com/default.asp?scheda=15041#

Alcohol creep madness: Is is really worth getting upset over these label versus actual differences?

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APP-CONTROLLED DIY COCKTAIL SYSTEM LAUNCHES

Created by at-home entertainment group Bernooli, the system features patent-pending Bluetooth ‘smart spouts’ that automatically measure each pour as guided by the Bernooli Cocktail Discovery App, described as a “cocktail library”.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/01/app-controlled-diy-cocktail-system-launches/?article-source=newsletter&source=596&date=2016-01-06

America’s Best Value Pinot Noirs

These American wineries buck the trend by offering high quality Pinot Noirs for $30 or less.

http://www.winemag.com/gallery/americas-best-value-pinot-noirs/

The big wine lie

Many winemakers have been a little loose with the information shared on their labels

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/06/how-wine-labels-lie-to-us/

Delegat Group: The Family Behind Rising Oyster Bay Wine Label

In export markets, figuring for 90% of its output, the Oyster Bay brand is positioned by local sales teams that can outdo larger international rivals.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2016/01/07/delegat-group-the-family-behind-rising-oyster-bay-wine-label/

Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) Wine Guide

Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) is a full-bodied white wine that originated in southern France.

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http://winefolly.com/review/viognier-vee-own-yay-wine-guide/

The Most Interesting Wines Of 2015

A few teasers: the 2015 MIW list includes four dessert wines, is heavily dominated by Old World beauties, is technically a list of 11 wines instead of 10 (because we had a tie), and has an average bottle price at a whopping $157

http://www.1winedude.com/most-interesting-wines-2015/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+1winedude+%281WineDude%29

HOW A ROOSTER WOUND UP ON EVERY BOTTLE OF CHIANTI

The Chianti Classico region is about 100 miles of land between Florence and Siena.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-a-starving-rooster-made-chianti-classico-famous/

Understanding Chardonnay Across Regions

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether you prefer French or California Chard, or perhaps how Chardonnay from Washington compares to Australia, keep reading!

http://www.coravin.com/blog/UnderstandingChardonnay/

Castle Island Beer Hits Boston Market

Castle Island Brewing first opened its doors on Dec. 11, selling batches of its Candlepin, Keeper IPA and TBD Hoppy American Stout in four-packs of 16 oz. cans directly to tasting room visitors.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-beer-hits-boston-market

15 Things to Know if You Want to Put on a Wine Dinner

There are a few things that I have learned that may (or may not) be of use as you try to plan your own event.

http://thedrunkencyclist.com/2016/01/08/15-things-to-know-if-you-want-to-put-on-a-wine-dinner/

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Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

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And More!

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/227862420/

 

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-02-16

January 2, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-02-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Happy New Year!

2016-1

From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine In Films Quiz

Puglia Italy

AND MORE!

What Goes With Craft Beer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Eating With Craft Beer

It’s absolutely possible to enjoy a pint without worrying about pairing it with the “right” food or serving it in the “right” glass. As long as you’re enjoying yourself.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/132027-what-goes-with-craft-beer-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-eating-with-craft-beer

Dogfish Head News

Delaware’s Dogfish Head has detailed plans to release six new entries and bring back six returning favorites in the coming year. Among the newcomers are Flesh & Blood and Romantic Chemistry (a spring seasonal), both billed as fruit-forward IPAs; Belgian-style Tripel Beer To Drink Music To; herb-infused saison Bière de Provence; Seaquenchale, a hybrid of the Kolsch, Berliner Weisse and Gose styles; and Beer for Breakfast, a winter seasonal brewed with Delaware scrapple. Returning Dogfish entries for 2016 will include Squall IPA, beer-wine hybrid Red & White, 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo and World Wide Stout. Concurrently, Dogfish Head will also be removing its Sixty-One and Tweason’ale labels from its 2016 year-round lineup.

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT VERMOUTH IS WRONG

Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine. Basically: wine spiked with brandy, infused with herbs and spices, and sweetened

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/youre-probably-drinking-storing-and-making-cocktails-with-your-vermouth-wrong/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

5 new brews to welcome in 2016

It’s perfect time to look at some new beers – albeit ones from 2015.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/12/5_new_beers_for_2016.html

The U.S. Wine Market Is The Goal Post

Even though it has fallen off over the past few years, growth in American wine consumption has been ongoing for 22 consecutive years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2015/12/28/the-u-s-wine-market-is-the-goal-post/

What to Give a Wine Retailer? The Good Stuff

Merchants weigh in on which vintages they would want—and which they wouldn’t

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-give-a-wine-retailer-the-good-stuff-1450828389

Forget Coffee! Barnes & Noble Is Testing Selling Beer & Wine In Stores

Find Out Where You Can Get Boozy With Your Books!

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http://perezhilton.com/2015-12-28-barnes-and-noble-selling-alcohol-location/?from=post#.VoKT69ZZFBR

Wine in films quiz

Do you think you know the wine Hannibal Lector drinks or the wine Princess Leia throws in Han Solo’s face? Take Decanter’s wine in films quiz and find out how much of a wine film buff you really are.

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http://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz/wine-in-films-quiz-285985/#MjAWlQ9xxdtSojZj.99

Hard soda wars about to foam over

Consumers are shunning carbonated soft drinks, but the hard soda category has plenty of fizz.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/24/hard-soda-wars-about-to-foam-over.html

The hottest food trends in 2016 according to Whole Foods

Americans are looking for more convenient ways to drink wine

BUT Canned wines???

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/12/26/the-hottest-food-trends-in-2016-according-to-whole-foods/21286867/

Spanish wine that’s inexpensive, delicious

What you get from Navarra is a variety of solid wines at a lower cost than the wines from more-famous Spanish locales. You like lower costs, right?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-wine-navarra-spain-food-0101-20151229-story.html

Prescribing Red Wine: An Rx for the End of Life

The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in France offers a wine bar to palliative care patients and families “to help them relax and speak freely…in an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/856346

Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim

Winemakers willfully mislead consumers by changing the percentage of alcohol on bottle labels

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12073517/Sore-head-Wine-contains-more-alcohol-than-manufacturers-claim.html

Pinocchio Barrique Wine Aging Bottle

This small wine barrel is shaped like a bottle and is designed to hold and age a bottle of wine using natural processes

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http://thegadgetflow.com/portfolio/pinocchio-barrique-wine-aging-bottle/

A new generation of neighbors for R.I.’s Narragansett Beer

Ten years into its revival, the iconic brewery is hotter and hipper than ever, far beyond the Ocean State.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151230/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151239989

PUGLIA: ITALY’S VALUE WINE REGION

Puglia, in the south of Italy, is an area of great beauty that is better known for its fantastic food culture than its wines.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/puglia-italys-value-wine-region

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Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016

English bubbly to over-the-top wine tours and celebrity brands, Pursuits’ critic Elin McCoy uncorks her predictions for the year to come.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-30/eight-ways-the-wine-world-will-change-in-2016

HOW DID THESE SPIRITS BRANDS PERFORM IN 2015?

Economic, political and cultural influences steered the course of the spirits world this year, but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2015 realised?

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/how-did-these-spirits-brands-perform-in-2015/

Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers

The Golden Age of Sommeliers might be over soon

http://ny.eater.com/2015/12/29/10670732/end-of-the-sommelier-2016

Video Watch Concrete Wine Tanks Be Made

Sonoma Cast Stone has been designing and manufacturing concrete fixtures in the California Wine Country for 20 years, and their concrete wine tanks were designed in consultation with the winemakers of the region with the expressed purpose was to make the world’s greatest wines.

https://youtu.be/EfL3kjFhcdM

Fans are going crazy for this Quidditch-themed Harry Potter beer pong game

Harry Potter fans are going to want to crack open a few butterbeers and grab some ping pong balls — this Quidditch Pong set looks totally awesome.

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http://www.techinsider.io/harry-potter-quidditch-beer-pong-2015-12

7 of the biggest myths about beer debunked

The drink is also commonly misunderstood.

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http://www.techinsider.io/the-biggest-myths-about-beer-2015-12

 

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Find The Following for online ordering and in store pick up:

Franklin Wine Club Selections

Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

Stop In And Try!!

MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

https://youtu.be/aPIr_vEF9Jc

More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-26-15

December 26, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-26-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Looking Back At 2015

Hoping You Enjoyed Your Holidays

Another Year Has Passed

2016 Will Mark Our 38th Year In Business

2015 We Faced New Challenges But Our Family Will

Work Hard To Focus On Service And Wine Education.

Thank You For Supporting Us And For Shopping Small

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From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

holiday 

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Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Buy Sparkling Like A Pro

Drones In Winemaking

2016 Drink Trends

AND MORE!

Bud Light debuts can redesign to appeal to modern beer drinkers

Bud Light is getting a makeover in 2016.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/12/18/bud-light-debuts-can-redesign-to-appeal-to-modern-beer-drinkers/

Pyramid scheme for wine? Collectors cry foul

The business of investing in wine futures has always been risky. But now, customers of a large California seller are wondering whether they’re victims of an even bigger risk: A pyramid scheme.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/18/pyramid-scheme-for-wine-collectors-cry-foul.html

THE EXPERT’S GUIDE FOR PAIRING CHINESE TAKEOUT WITH WINE

Chinese food around the holidays is an American tradition.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/expert-guide-pairing-chinese-takeout-with-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cf484c5e8-December_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cf484c5e8-38937345

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE WINES OF THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Can you feel it? The Force is awakening

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/your-official-guide-to-the-wines-of-the-star-wars-universe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4cf484c5e8-December_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4cf484c5e8-38937345

 

Underage alcohol readily available, but teens are backing away from it, see binge risk

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5 reasons to try Turkish wine

Turkish wine is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., and in 2016, you’ll be seeing more of it in your favorite restaurants and wine shops.

http://wtop.com/food/2015/12/5-reasons-to-try-turkish-wine/

HOW OXYGEN HELPS & HARMS YOUR WINE

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Decant Vs Aerate

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Abita Brewing Releases Bayou Bootlegger Hard Root Beer

Abita Brewing Company has released an alcoholic version of their famous root beer, the first product in its line of ‘Bayou Bootlegger’ hard sodas.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/abita-brewing-releases-bayou-bootlegger-hard-root-beer/

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF NITROGEN-CARBONATED CANNED BEER

The 16-oz can presents the ability to experience silky, smooth nitrogen-charged beer outside of the pub, even taking that experience to the great outdoors.

http://allaboutbeer.com/news/breckenridge-brewery-nitrogen-carbonated-canned-beer/

Larger Wine Glasses Encourage More Drinking, Study Finds

University of Cambridge researchers found that wine sales were 9% higher when larger glasses were used

http://www.wsj.com/articles/larger-wine-glasses-encourage-more-drinking-study-finds-1450696305

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

Whether you need red, white, or sparkling, critic Elin McCoy has a bottle for you on this list of the best reasonably priced wines she tasted this year

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-21/the-50-best-wines-under-50

Question to Legalize Marijuana Advances In MA

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol took another step forward by gathering almost 71,000 signatures.  The Secretary of State’s office verified that only 64,000 signatures were necessary. This question was one of seven ballot initiatives that received enough signatures to move on to the next phase.  A second recreational marijuana question filed by Baystate Repeal, did not gather enough signatures to move forward.

What happens next?  The Massachusetts Legislature has until May 3, 2016 to act on this question. If our Legislators enact a bill by May 3rd the question will no longer appear on the November ballot.  If they choose not to enact a bill, the Campaign will have until July to gather an additional 10,000 signatures.

Infographics & Guide to Pinot Noir Wine Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is certainly one of the most famous red grape varieties in the world, giving birth to many of the world’s most expensive wines.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/12/22/infographics-guide-to-pinot-noir-wine-grape-variety/

Wine Premiumization Trend Builds Through Thanksgiving

The latest off-premise report from Nielsen indicates that the premium wine segment continues to perform well with consumers trading up for the holidays compared to last year.

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Sake 101

SakeOne have a great primer for understanding the fundamentals. What’s the difference between Nigori and Junmai? What temperature(s) should Sake be served at?

http://sakeone.com/trade/trade-resources.html

It’s crazy what wine DOESN’T spend on advertising!

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THE TEQUILA BRANDS TO WATCH IN 2016

Tequila is fast becoming the hip spirit among millennial cocktail lovers, but which brands are poised for success in the coming 12 months?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/the-tequila-brands-to-watch-in-2016/?article-source=newsletter&source=592&date=2015-12-22

The Bourbon Barrel Craze Arrives in Wine

Fetzer Wines is pushing the experimentation further, and recently launched “1,000 Stories” Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel.

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/12/the-bourbon-barrel-craze-arrives-in-wine/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=a961711f00-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-a961711f00-299904425

2016 DRINKS TRENDS

British drinks distributor Matthew Clark has revealed what it predicts will be the six most notable drink trends of 2016.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/matthew-clark-predicts-2016-drinks-trends/

Should you decant your Champagne?

The idea has been circulating the on-trade, especially in France, for many years.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=27807

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Champagne From A ‘Coupe’ Glass (And Other Toasting Tips)

First thing’s first. Forgo those fancy retro glasses and use a standard champagne glass, instead.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/12/21/coupe-champagne-glass_n_8857308.html

JACK DANIEL’S AND SAZERAC SETTLE LAWSUIT

Sazerac Brands LLC told a Kentucky federal court it was voluntarily dismissing its lawsuit alleging Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. was violating the Lanham Act through the use of ‘Fireball’ in its marketing for Tennessee Fire.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/jack-daniels-settles-cinnamon-whisky-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=593&date=2015-12-23

ALCOHOL VOTED ‘WORST’ CHRISTMAS GIFT

The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore “general sentiment and shopping behaviors” for the 2015 winter holiday season.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/alcohol-voted-worst-christmas-gift/?article-source=newsletter&source=593&date=2015-12-23

No Chemicals: This Is the Most Natural Wine You Can Drink

Nowadays, natural wines are all the rage in such culinary capitals as Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York.

http://www.vogue.com/13381514/natural-organic-biodynamic-wine-best-bottles/

Using Drones in Wine Making (Video)

Evaluating the potential applications of drones in wine making

http://waypoint.sensefly.com/using-drones-in-wine-making-video/

Quini Swirl

Our friends at Quini mention Franklin Liquors in recent newsletter!

http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/55B5ABA26907F52C/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

Massachusetts’s First Annual Direct Wine Shipping Report

Massachusetts joined the ranks of direct to consumer (DtC) states at the beginning of 2015. Now that a year has passed, wineries will soon have to file an annual shipping report for their DtC sales in the state

http://www.shipcompliant.com/blog/2015/12/22/massachusettss-first-annual-direct-wine-shipping-report/

THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A CHAMPAGNE TOWER

There is absolutely nothing more celebratory than serving Champagne from a Champagne tower

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-step-by-step-guide-to-building-a-champagne-tower/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3b9391e201-December_23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3b9391e201-38937345

Diabetics Don’t Have to Shy Away from Wine

Yet another study confirms that a glass of wine with dinner has its advantages, but clinical trials suggest those health benefits also extend to people with type 2 diabetes.

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/diabetics-dont-have-to-shy-away-from-wine-122315

2015: THE YEAR IN BEER

The review of a remarkable year.

http://allaboutbeer.com/2015-the-year-in-beer/

How to Buy Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

Champagne isn’t the only game in town. In fact, with a little intel, you can find a bottle of bubbly that’s much cheaper than Champagne, but is just as bubbly.

http://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/how-to-buy-sparkling-wine-champagne-article

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

All About Mencia

Holiday Drinking Stats

AND MORE!

The Hardest Beer Label Quiz You’ll Ever Take

We stumbled upon a book cover quiz that promised to be the hardest one ever created

http://coolmaterial.com/the-hardest-beer-label-quiz-youll-ever-take/

11 Surprising Products Made With Beer

With these products and foods, though, you can keep on experiencing your favorite brews throughout the day.

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/72242/11-surprising-products-made-beer

Mencia: The Red Wine To Know

Mencía (“Men-thee-ah”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that produces high quality wines with floral and red fruit flavors.

2-Mencia-Jaen-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/review/mencia-wine/

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT WINE FOR ANYONE ON YOUR LIST

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Rebel Raw Hits Retail, Jim Koch Drops Details

Boston Beer’s newest creation, Rebel Raw – a hazy, 10 percent double IPA clocking in at 100 IBUs – has finally hit retail shelves.

3-rebel_raw-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.brewbound.com/news/rebel-raw-hits-retail-jim-koch-drops-details

Police arrest MA man with 130 cases of liquor in Claymont NJ

130 cases of liquor and more than $10,000 in his vehicle during a traffic stop,

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2015/12/13/police-arrest-mass-man-130-cases-liquor-claymont/77253592/

Budweiser brewer will put kick into root beer

Anheuser-Busch is brewing the Best Damn Root Beer at its Los Angeles and Cartersville, Ga., breweries

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/12/14/budweiser-brewer-put-kick-into-root-beer/77092832/

How to Pack Wine in Your Suitcase

Flying with a bottle or two of your favorite vintage is easy (and disaster-proof) if you keep these tips in mind.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-10/how-to-pack-wine-in-your-suitcase

What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

Why does it feel like the effects of drinking are so much worse post-40?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/what-alcohol-does-to-your-body-after-the-age-of-40/

Ten 2016 Trends the Wine World Needs to Watch

A list of the trends we believe deserve watching.

http://www.swigpr.com/ten-2016-trends-the-wine-world-needs-to-watch/

Global growth potential for craft brew is crazy big!

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Top 9 places to buy wine: Beginner’s guide

Here are the top 9 places to buy wine.

http://blog.wblakegray.com/2015/12/top-9-places-to-buy-wine-beginners-guide.html

Why Some Wines Are Better Off Young and Some Men Better Off Old… ish

Simply saying that some wines are meant to be consumed young is just as easy as saying that some wines improve with a few years—or decades—of cellar aging.

http://intoxreport.com/2015/12/15/why-some-wines-are-better-off-young-and-some-men-better-off-old-ish/

Man Sues Over Foster’s Beer Being Brewed in Texas, Not Australia

A New York man has sued Miller Brewing Co. over Foster’s beer not being brewed in Australia.

Bottles of Foster's beer sits on the bar at the Drop Bear Inn in South Melbourne on November 25, 2011.  Australia's government approved brewer SABMiller's Aus$9.9 billion (US$9.62 billion) takeover of Foster's, but with strict conditions that will see key operations remain in the country.  Treasurer Wayne Swan said the deal was in the national interest and given Foster's iconic status in Australia, he set certain conditions on the sale which would put the brand in foreign hands for the first time in its 150-year history.  AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

http://time.com/4148740/man-sues-fosters-beer/

In-Depth Guide to the Wachau Valley Wine Region

Named to the UNESCO world heritage site list in 2000, the Wachau region in Austria is deservedly one of the spectacular winemaking regions of the world.

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http://winefolly.com/review/in-depth-guide-to-the-wachau-valley-wine-region/

Wine enhances wedge, and vice versa

Adam Centamore, who worked at Formaggio Kitchen and now works for Bin Ends, offers appetizing combinations and explains why they work in his new book, “Tasting Wine & Cheese: An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing”

9-AdamCentamoreWine-Franklin-Liquors

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/12/15/wine-enhances-wedge-and-vice-versa/KI7H084xbIY4ZKeGuNRfWJ/story.html

Gallo To Acquire The Ranch Winery, Tripling Its Production Capacity In The Napa Valley

E.&J. Gallo Winery has agreed to acquire The Ranch Winery, a custom crush winery in St. Helena, California, located between Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail. The facility spans more than 70 acres and has a grape crush capacity of 30,000 tons. It also has 4.6 million cases of bottling capacity and 8 million gallons of storage space.

The Ranch is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the Napa Valley. With land-use laws making it virtually impossible to build new wineries in Napa, this deal represents a major coup for Gallo.

“This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Roger Nabedian, senior vice president and general manager of E.&J. Gallo’s premium wine division. “To have a property in the Napa Valley with 30,000 tons of crushing capacity come on the market is extremely rare.”

Gallo’s existing Napa Valley wineries, Louis M. Martini and William Hill, have a combined capacity of 15,000 tons. This deal now brings Gallo’s total Napa presence to 45,000 tons. “With this acquisition, our capacity in Napa will now triple,” Nabedian noted.

The Ranch was originally a Trinchero winery used largely for production of White Zinfandel during the 1980s. The facility was acquired by an investor group led by Napa winemaker Joel Gott in 2007, and it has since been used as a custom crush facility for boutique winemakers, including Gott himself, who’s been both a stakeholder and client.

Gallo will honor all existing production contracts at The Ranch. The facility will continue to serve as a custom crush facility in addition to handling some Gallo capacity, but it’s clear that the longer term objective is to utilize The Ranch for Gallo’s own expansion plans in Napa, which will occur through organic growth and possible future acquisitions.

With this deal, Gallo will now own 15 wineries throughout California and Washington.

Champagne and Champagne Method – Methods of Production

Much of what we see, taste and drink in a quality bottle of bubbly is a by-product of the geology, physics and history that went into making Champagne in the first place.

10-France-Champagne-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.decanter.com/learn/wset/champagne-and-champagne-method-methods-of-production-wset-level-2-285689/

Holiday Drinking Stats

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8 GREAT HOLIDAY WINE CRAFTS

Whether you’re a craft veteran or new to the world of felt, hot glue, and so many buttons, we’ve got the holiday wine craft to get you in the spirit.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/8-holiday-wine-crafts/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a508a940c2-December_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a508a940c2-38937345

Trump Wine Sales Booming

Trump Winery is actually owned by Trump’s son, Eric,

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Trump-Wine-Sales-Booming-362528121.html

Blanc de Blancs: The Wine Insiders’ Favorite Champagne

Blanc de Blancs, made entirely from white grapes, is the Champagne of choice among serious oenophiles. But with its elegant and lithe style, this obscure bubbly will please even the most mainstream drinker

http://www.wsj.com/articles/blanc-de-blancs-the-wine-insiders-favorite-champagne-1450369557

Amazing Sparkling Wines That Won’t Break Your Budget

There is nothing wrong with Champagne, unless of course you happen to be on a budget.

12-affordable-alternatives-Franklin-Liquors

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/sparkling-wines-that-wont-break-your-budget/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=730d695fdc-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-730d695fdc-62472929&mc_cid=730d695fdc&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Boston City Council approves BYOB

End Boston’s ban on BYOB — “bringing your own bottle” of wine or beer to select neighborhood restaurants

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/12/16/city-council-expected-approve-byob/KyELjJQeo3v7ciU0Teo6qI/story.html

Holiday Spending: 1/3 Will Spend Less Than 2014. How Do Wine Beer, Spirits & Make Out?

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TOP 10 COCKTAILS FOR CHRISTMAS

Festive drinks don’t always need to fit the thick, sweet and creamy taste profile, as this list of the top 10 cocktails for Christmas shows.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/12/top-10-cocktails-for-christmas/?article-source=newsletter&source=589&date=2015-12-17

NEW GAME OF THRONES BEER ANNOUNCED

The next Game of Thrones beer by Brewery Ommegang has been slated for release next spring.

14-Ommegang-Seven-Kingdoms-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/new-game-of-thrones-beer-announced/

Why this Beer From Sam Adams Costs $200

How could a single bottle of beer cost so much?

15-samadamsutopia-Franklin-Liquors

http://coolmaterial.com/feature/why-this-beer-from-sam-adams-costs-200/

15 of the Best Holiday Beers for Seasonal Sipping

When you think of holiday beers, you probably think of brews that include the same spices that are used in mulled wines and hot ciders

https://www.yahoo.com/food/15-of-the-best-holiday-beers-for-seasonal-sipping-133355383.html

Google’s top recipe, beer and cocktail searches for 2015

Google has released top searches for 2015 — and this year, recipes, cocktails and beer earned their own category distinction for being most-searched.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/12/16/most-googled-food-and-drink-items-for-2015/

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Beer

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Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

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https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/

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MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

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More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

http://www.familyid.com/medway-community-education

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1861

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1862

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Franklin Wine Club Holiday Party

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https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/franklin-wine-club-holiday-party-at-davios-foxborough/

 

Wineries tapping new license for direct shipments to Massachusetts

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Acidity In Wine

Recycled Wine Gift Ideas

AND MORE!

15 Reasons Why Guinness is Ireland’s Greatest Beer

Bone up on why “The Black Stuff” is the most awesome stout ever poured.

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http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/food-drink/article/15-reasons-why-guinness-irelands-greatest-beer-2015-12

Learn How to Read a Wine Bottle From An Expert Sommelier

Nail your next wine store visit

http://www.gq.com/story/how-to-read-a-wine-bottle-expert-sommelier

5 great after-dinner wines if you want to drink your dessert

As an alternative, how about a dessert wine that you can sip on its own as dessert — or pair with something that’s not quite so sugary?

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http://www.latimes.com/food/drinks/la-fo-dessert-wine-20151205-story.html

‘Huge’ Outbreak of Pierce’s Disease

Mild weather could be contributing factor in Napa and Sonoma counties

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=161735

WINTER WARMER AND HOLIDAY ALE

Brewed to match the rich, sweet and fragrant cuisine of the holidays, winter warmers and spiced holiday ales are stout enough to warm the soul and savory enough to abide the hearty fare

http://allaboutbeer.com/article/winter-warmer-and-holiday-ale/

BOOZE THEMED CHRISTMAS SWEATERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY

Looking to destroy the competition at your office party? Outfit yourself in one of these spiked sweaters.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/booze-themed-christmas-sweaters-you-need-for-your-holiday-party/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da34dc72bf-December_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da34dc72bf-38937345

COMPARING FRANCE’S 10 LARGEST CHAMPAGNE HOUSES

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5 Wine Myths that should be put to Rest

With all the mystery, confusion, and ritual surrounding wine, it’s no surprise that wine myths are so prevalent

http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/5-Wine-Myths-That-Should-be-Put-to-Rest-6672750.php

Getting to know Greek wines: Santorini and the grape assyrtiko

Santorini is famous for its sunsets but it is also known for its wine.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/getting-to-know-greek-wines-santorini-and-the-grape-assyrtiko/article_ca70a519-5fc9-562a-a9f4-bb65c14e0a2d.html

This Wine Dispensing Stocking Is the Only Christmas Gift You Need

You can forget about Christmas shopping because there’s only one gift your loved ones will want this year. It’s called Santa’s Flask, and it’s basically a more durable Franzia bag adorably shaped like a stocking for maximum consumption and holiday cheer.

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http://observer.com/2015/12/this-wine-dispensing-stocking-is-the-only-christmas-gift-you-need/

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Liquor license transfer in Colony Place denied by Plymouth MA selectmen

Walmart And Yankee Spirits Both Rejected License At Location Based On “Public Need”

“I held up a map that clearly showed all of the licenses in close proximity to that location,” Malaguti said. “As I referenced that map I stated that I was basing my decision on public need and proximity to other package stores.”

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20151205/NEWS/151207783

16 Recycled Wine Gift Ideas (for the wine lovers on your list)

There are some insanely talented artisans and craftspeople on Etsy who are making some fantastic recycled wine things.

https://armchairsommelier.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/16-recycled-wine-gift-ideas-for-the-wine-lovers-on-your-list/

Town could mandate seminar for Yarmouth MA liquor licensees

One representative per business would be sufficient to increase compliance, Magnuson said. “I just want to have one person who’s got responsibility for the license to get the information.”

http://yarmouth.wickedlocal.com/article/20151207/NEWS/151207725

TREASURY TO INTRODUCE CALORIE LABELLING

Treasury Wine Estates has become the first major wine producer to commit to including calorie information on all of its wines.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/treasury-to-introduce-calorie-labelling/

CHAMPAGNE BASKETS – HOW THEY’RE MADE

Ever wondered how Champagne baskets are made? Watch the whole process here!

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dbtv/champagne-baskets-how-its-made/

What’s your beer age?

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MA Gov. Baker wants to give cities control over liquor licenses

Among the skeptics are some current liquor license holders, who have argued that a flood of additional licenses could threaten their businesses.

http://www.wcvb.com/news/gov-baker-wants-to-give-cities-control-over-liquor-licenses/36843800

Sip like a pro with new wine app

The Vinous app allows wine fiends to purchase picks they’ve researched on the app by linking directly to Wine Searcher’s database

http://nypost.com/2015/12/08/sip-like-a-pro-with-new-wine-app/

The basics of wine aromas and bouquets

One of things that is great to know is how to taste the wine of your choice properly. This is a goal that when you start to drink wine, it should be a task that advances throughout your whole life.

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http://www.examiner.com/article/the-basics-of-wine-aromas-and-bouquets

World cheese and wine pairings

Want to be a food connoisseur of the world? Cheese and wine knowledge can take you pretty far. Just use this handy infographics to make a pairing that gets noticed.

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http://mytoba.ca/life/66868/

NAPA RECEIVES CERTIFICATION MARK

The Napa Valley has received a ‘Certification Mark’ from the US Patent and Trademark Office – the first of its kind for a winemaking region in the US.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/napa-receives-certification-mark/

Top 100 Most Influential Wine Blogs of 2015

These individuals have mastered a process of spreading influence among enough outlets, including on their own websites and on various social media channels, to receive this award and ranking for which they should be very proud

http://www.exelwines.co.uk/news/top-100-most-influential-wine-blogs-of-2015/#

Japanese Whiskey Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named Hibiki Japanese Harmony as its Japanese Whiskey of the Year. Part of the Beam Suntory portfolio, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is 43% abv and retails at $65 a bottle. Whisky Advocate is announcing its annual award winners one day at a time on its blog, culminating with the naming of a Lifetime Achievement honoree on December 15 and the Distiller of the Year announcement on December 16.

Your guide to Northwest sparkling wine scene

We will take a day-by-day look at each of the four Northwest wine regions and their respective sparkling wines.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/12/07/sparkling-wine-part-1/

Infographics & Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most famous white grape variety in the world producing one of the most popular style of fragrant white wine.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/12/10/infographics-guide-to-sauvignon-blanc-wine-grape-variety/

Beer Pairings: What to Drink With Indian Food, Cajun Cuisine, Italian Red Sauces, and More

Turns out, beer is more versatile than we might imagine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlaalindahao/2015/12/09/the-basics-of-beer-pairings-2016/

6 Reasons Why the Future of Wine is Looking Bright

Climate change could spell trouble, but the best vintages may lie ahead.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/6-reasons-why-the-future-of-wine-is-looking-bright-1449678164

Not So Sweet: Hard Sodas Make Cider Makers Wary

Hard cider has always faced an uphill battle for attention, one that has required entrepreneurs in the space to convince both consumers and retailers that fermented apples should be on the menu.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2015/not-so-sweet-hard-sodas-make-cider-makers-wary?utm_source=Brewbound&utm_campaign=1282ef51e4-mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6026cb3473-1282ef51e4-168690473

THE 9 MISTAKES EVERYONE MAKES WHEN BUYING CRAFT BEER

Here are the 9 most common.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-9-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-craft-beer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3e429a57af-December_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3e429a57af-38937345

GALLO SURVEY FINDS THAT TODAY’S WINE DRINKERS ARE DIVERSE WITH AN APPRECIATION OF NEW OFFERINGS FOR MORE OCCASIONS

The 2015 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey, commissioned by E. & J. Gallo Winery, found that 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now believe that wine is appropriate for casual and formal settings alike. The survey of 1,000 frequent wine drinkers between the ages of 21 and 64 is a follow-up to the 2014 survey of the same name, which aims to capture the current state of American wine drinking attitudes and behaviors.

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http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7693851-e-j-gallo-wine-trends-survey-2015/

Understanding Acidity in Wine

What is acidity in wine and how does one taste it?

http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-acidity-in-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d2aca5df48-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d2aca5df48-62472929&mc_cid=d2aca5df48&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Maine Distilleries News

Classic Imports, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based distributor Martignetti Companies, is set to add the brands of Maine Distilleries to its portfolio. The 10-year deal will see Classic Imports distribute the distiller’s Cold River Vodka, Blueberry Vodka and Gin, which are created from potatoes grown at Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, Maine and triple-distilled in a copper pot still. The Maine Distilleries lineup will be available nationally, with the Cold River vodkas retailing at $34.99 and Cold River Gin at $27.99.

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

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WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

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Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Five great books for the wine lovers on your shopping list

Reading well-written books about wine is the next-best thing to drinking it.

http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/five-great-books-for-the-wine-lovers-on-your-shopping-list/

Constance Guisset’s D-Vine tabletop machine speeds up wine tasting

French designer Constance Guisset has created a machine that automatically aerates and adjusts the temperature of individual glasses of wine.

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http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/27/constance-guissets-d-vine-tabletop-machine-speeds-up-wine-tasting/

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PAIRING BEER AND CHEESE

Let’s start with the basic guide to satisfying that primal need to seek out a hunk of lactic protein and a cold pint.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/beer-cheese-pairing-guide/

Dogfish Head Hoo Lawd claims to be the hoppiest beer ever

Dogfish Head’s Hoo Lawd clocks in at a palate-busting 658 IBU.

http://growlermag.com/mill-dogfish-heads-new-beer-hoo-lawd-the-hoppiest-beer-ever-documented-by-science/

Wine Picker: The App that Tells You Which Wine to Order

Picking wine made as easy as drinking it: select a restaurant and the App will give you the 5 best wines matching your preferences

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winepicker/wine-picker-the-app-that-tell-you-which-wine-to-or

“Wine Bathing” The Reason Why Japanese People Are Suddenly Bathing In Wine

Drinking wine is one thing, but who would have thought that bathing in wine can be a good thing too?

http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/58892/20151127/wine-bathing-the-reason-why-japanese-people-are-suddenly-bathing-in-wine.htm

ITALIAN FINE WINE CLIMBING

Now second only to Bordeaux in terms of trade levels on the secondary market, Italy shows no signs of slowing down.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/11/italian-fine-wine-climbing/

Duff Goldman’s Steel Kitten, A Cake-Worthy Dessert Wine

Duff Goldman’s new Steel Kitten wine, a recently released dessert wine collaboration with direct-to-winery Club W.

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http://www.lamag.com/digestblog/duff-goldmans-steel-kitten-a-cake-worthy-dessert-wine/

Several Walpole MA businesses caught selling alcohol to minors

Police Chief John Carmichael said the money used to pay for this was provided by an annual $5,000 underage drinking grant from the state’s Office of Public Safety and Security. All locations involved were notified before the stings that compliance checks would be conducted.

http://walpole.wickedlocal.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151128340

Israel Aims to Recreate Wine That Jesus and King David Drank

The wine, called marawi and released last month by Recanati Winery, is the first commercially produced by Israel’s growing modern industry from indigenous grapes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/30/world/middleeast/with-indigenous-grapes-israel-breaks-new-ground-in-wine-industry.html?_r=0

Tokaji Aszu Wines Are a Taste of Hungarian Sweetness

Their complexities unfold in gorgeous waves that echo in the mouth. In every way, they signify the sweetness of life and inspire the joy of the holidays.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/dining/tokaji-aszu-wine.html?_r=0

Boston Beer Extends Rebel Range, Adds Sparkling Ale

Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams brand has extended its fast-growing Rebel IPA range with the launch of Rebel Raw Double IPA. Rolling out over the next few weeks, Rebel Raw Double IPA (10% abv) is brewed with six different hop varieties and has a 35-day shelf life. The limited-edition expression will be available in 16-ounce can four-packs across Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago. According to Impact Databank, the Rebel lineup—which also includes the Rebel IPA, Rebel Rouser IPA, Rebel Rider IPA and Rebel Grapefruit IPA entries—sold 2 million (2.25-gallon) cases in 2014, the brand’s first year on the market.

Meanwhile, Samuel Adams has also debuted a new Sparkling Ale, brewed with a variety of Noble hops and an acidulated malt. The 4.8%-abv offshoot will be sold through December as part of the Samuel Adams Winter Classics Variety 12-Pack ($14.99-$17.99).

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. TO RELEASE “AZACCA IPA”

Azacca IPA, an IPA using just one, relatively new, experimental hop, as the first seasonal offering of 2016

http://allaboutbeer.com/news/founders-brewing-co-to-release-azacca-ipa/

Small wine shops bring ‘vinodiversity’

There is no industry in which shopping local and small can have more far-reaching effects than the wine industry.

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http://www.naplesnews.com/lifestyle/neapolitan/going-grape-small-wine-shops-bring-vinodiversity–25c3e198-143d-3513-e053-0100007f05ac-358841571.html

Wine Spectator Releases Revamped WineRatings+ App

Redesigned and updated for iOS9, the popular ratings app provides access to 320,000 wine reviews on multiple devices

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/52449

17 CHRISTMAS WINE MEMES ONLY WINE LOVERS WILL UNDERSTAND

For those of us who enjoy the pleasures of wine, we know this time of year is much easier to endure with a glass of wine in hand. But don’t take our word for it, listen to these hilarious memes instead.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/17-christmas-wine-memes-only-wine-lovers-will-understand/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70d6a4470c-December_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70d6a4470c-38937345

HOW TO DECODE ANY WHISK(E)Y LABEL

Ideally you want to get into a whiskey bottle, not spend all your time reading it like a cereal box.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-to-read-a-whiskey-label/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=70d6a4470c-December_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-70d6a4470c-38937345

8 Gifts Made From Beer: For the Beer Lover Who Has Everything

It’s the same problem every year: you have a certain someone on your gift list who has everything.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/11/8-things-made-from-beer-for-the-beer-lover-who-has.html

US predicted to add 16 million new wine drinkers in next ten years

By 2025 there will be 109 million wine drinkers in the US, up from 93 million today, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/us-predicted-to-add-16-million-new-wine-drinkers-in-next-ten-years/528508.article

VENDING MACHINE SELLS WHOLE CRATES OF BEER

While vending machines are now a staple sight everywhere from hospitals to schools and offices, we’re pretty sure you’ve never seen one like this before (unless you’re Belgian, of course).

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/vending-machine-sells-whole-crates-of-beer/

Infographics & Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red grape variety in the world and is the backbone in many of the world’s most expensive wines.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/12/03/infographics-guide-to-cabernet-sauvignon-wine-grape-variety/#top-countries

How wines get their complex flavors

Wine professionals are fascinated with what gives the drink its distinctive character. The ability to distinguish individual flavors and aromas, with precise detail, has become all the rage among connoisseurs.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/12/01/side-science/JdOlRQcZEvlHUXweo5i21O/story.html

Geek Speak: What is Infusion?

I continued to encounter the phrase, “I make wine more by infusion than extraction.” But what does it actually mean?

http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2015/11/n-burgundy-i-continued-to-encounter-the-phrase-i-make-wine-more-by-infusion-than-extraction-but-what-does-it-actual.html

Sangiovese by Another Name: Morellino di Scansano

For many, Sangiovese and Tuscany are practically synonymous. But, while Chianti and Brunello immediately spring to mind, the less familiar Morellino di Scansano offers equally enjoyable wines by another name.

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http://palatepress.com/2015/12/wine/sangiovese-by-another-name-morellino-di-scansano/

WHAT IS GROWER CHAMPAGNE…AND WHY DO WINE GEEKS LOVE IT?

Should grower champagne matter to you?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-grower-champagne/

Champagne Bottle Sizes

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America Has More Breweries Than Ever Before

There are now 4,144 breweries in the U.S.

http://fortune.com/2015/12/02/brewery-all-time-high/

Top 25 beers of 2015

From easy-drinking session beers to expertly hoppy IPAs, these are the 25 beers that define 2015.

http://draftmag.com/top-25-beers-of-2015/

Why do you get a headache after drinking red wine?

A likelier suspect for red wine headaches is histamines, biological compounds found in grape skins that are 20 to 200 percent more likely to be in red wines than in white wines.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/health-news/red-wine-headaches-the-whys-and-ways-to-prevent-them-1.1466765

Maker’s Mark Update

Demand for Maker’s Mark continues to grow strongly—increasing 7% to 1.34 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank—and the distillery has been trying to keep pace. A second set of stills, a new artificial lake for secure water supply, new warehouses: it’s been busy outside of Loretto for the past 10 years. Whisky Advocate has an update on Maker’s expansion.

GLOBAL WARMING ‘SUITS’ CHIANTI CLASSICO

The effects of climate change and the subsequent warmer weather have a positive influence on Sangiovese, believes one Tuscan winemaker.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/global-warming-suits-chianti-classico/

Climate change turns Canada into a hot spot for wine

One of the great things up here is that in summer we get 18 hours of sunlight per day, which is actually 3 hours more than Napa.

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http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/02/climate-change-turns-canada-into-wine-hot-spot-commentary.html

Make Your Own Liquor at Home With This Stainless Still

Still from TableTopStill can’t deal with the whole “government prosecution” thing, it can help you convert 1/2 gallon of wine to 7oz or hard alcohol, or a 20% alcohol solution (like mash made from yeast) to 12oz of hard alcohol in a safe, easy to use way.

While making your own spirits at home is a noble task with fantastic benefits, you should know that United States Federal law “strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB (the agency formerly known as the ATF) qualified distilled spirits plant.” Proceed with caution.

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http://coolmaterial.com/food-drink/make-your-own-liquor-at-home-with-this-stainless-still/

Top 10 Tips From The Blue Collar Wine Guide

Three companies alone represent more than half of case sales of wine in the U.S. There may be 8,287 wineries in the country today, but just 30 of them represent almost 90% of the domestic wine sold annually in the U.S. by volume.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2015/12/04/top-10-tips-from-the-blue-collar-wine-guide/

The Five Best Wine Books for Beginners

Don’t know your Pinot Noir from your Pinotage? These introductory works give budding oenophiles a head start

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-five-best-wine-books-for-beginners-1449168856

Quini Newsletter

The latest news from our friends at Quini

http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/F8A8A1DA82FD13CB/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

All About Orange Wine

Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer because it isn’t referring to a wine made with oranges nor is it a Mimosa cocktail (a blend of 1 part orange juice to 2 parts sparkling wine.) Orange wine is something entirely different.

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http://winefolly.com/review/orange-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e2ade796c4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e2ade796c4-62472929&mc_cid=e2ade796c4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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

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http://winefolly.com/review/amarone-wine-turns-raisins-into-gold/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e2ade796c4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e2ade796c4-62472929&mc_cid=e2ade796c4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Join Our 290 Club Members!

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December Holiday Party At Davio’s

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1563&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

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. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Tri-County Adult Education  

Coming Soon Winter 2015/16

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

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Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-28-15

November 28, 2015

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Shop Small Saturday Nov 28th

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us! 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Handling A Wine Snob

Fireball Lawsuit

AND MORE!

How much do you really know about beer? (Quiz)

Take a quick quiz

http://thechive.com/2015/11/20/how-much-do-you-really-know-about-beer-quiz/#.ssuo11:JHKk

7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We’ve been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn’t it time for some real innovation?

http://www.techhive.com/article/3005277/holiday/7-high-tech-gadgets-for-wine-beer-and-cocktail-lovers.html

Donald Trump’s Wine Can Make Dinner Great Again

Trump Winery gets closer than Thomas Jefferson did to achieving Jefferson’s dream of a Virginia wine that can go toe to toe with the likes of Chateau Latour.

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http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/20/donald-trumps-wine-can-make-dinner-great-again/

Reports of the Death of Tasting Notes Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

First it was “points” that came under fire and more lately it has been the “tasting note” itself that has been treated with skepticism, and indeed, cynicism, from those who would protect us from opinion other than that the oh-so-reliable kind found for free by way of social media.

http://www.cgcw.com/databaseshowitem.aspx?id=80749

An Uncertain Future for the World’s Most Iconic Sweet Wines

As global wine tastes continue to shift towards brighter and drier, what is to become of the storied regions defined throughout history by sweeter, heavier wines? Zachary Sussman explores how the makers of port, Sauternes and Tokaji are adapting to a new wine world.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/the-uncertain-future-of-the-worlds-iconic-sweet-wines-port-wine-sauternes-tokaji/

Premium Pinot takes big hit in 2015 Calif wine grape harvest. Other varietals mostly lower too

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MURRAY GIVES CROWN ROYAL TOP SPOT IN BIBLE

Whisky expert Jim Murray has named Diageo’s Canadian whisky Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye as latest World Whisky of the Year, once again omitting to include a single Scotch brand in his top five.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/murray-gives-crown-royal-top-spot-in-whisky-bible/?article-source=newsletter&source=569&date=2015-11-20

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Let’s keep the gift-giving stress at a moderate level and think outside the wine box this year. Below are non-wine items that any wine lover will appreciate:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/11/20/2015-guide-to-best-gifts-for-wine-lovers/

5 tips for handling the holiday wine snob

This time of year you’re bound to encounter the holiday wine snob, that person who seems to know it all about vino.

So how can you avoid becoming an unwitting target? Here are five helpful tips:

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/11/20/5-tips-for-handling-holiday-wine-snob/

Total Wine opens in Natick, MA: 10 Things to know

Review by Wellesley Wine Press Blog

http://www.wellesleywinepress.com/2015/11/total-wine-opens-in-natick-ma-10-things.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WellesleyWinePress+%28Wellesley+Wine+Press%29

Tasting Strategies: Label Check and Calibrating with Extremes

Is there a strategy that can help them make an instant—and correct—decision?

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/tasting-strategies-label-check-and-calibrating-with-extremes?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

French Wine & Cheese Pairing

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The end of the wine business as we know it?

The big get bigger, and that there isn’t any room for the small

http://winecurmudgeon.com/the-end-of-the-wine-business-as-we-know-it/

Peak Organic Seasonal

Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing Company is rolling out its Winter Session IPA, a dry-hopped dark wheat ale blended with Citra hops. The company sourced its wheat from local farms and used organic hops in the brewing process. Winter Session Ale will be available nationwide on draft and in package format through January 15. Peak Organic brews 24 varieties of beer, including an IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest, among others.

SCOTTISH SCIENTISTS REDUCE ‘ANGEL’S SHARE’

Without adding any other material like glue to the wood, the team of scientists from the university’s Centre for Timber Engineering were able to build a barrel that reduces evaporation without compromising the quality of the whisky.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/11/scottish-scientists-reduce-angels-share/

Sierra Nevada starts rare beer club

Sierra Nevada Brewing is launching a new rare beers club, in which members will receive a quarterly release of extremely limited experimental brews, made either at the Mills River brewery or the flagship brewery in Chico, California.

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2015/11/23/sierra-nevada-starts-rare-beer-club/76263308/

Wine Branding: Why It’s Important for the Industry’s Growth

Not one wine brand is swimming in this pool of money, while a beer brand made it to the top 40 most valued brands

http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2015/11/wine-branding-why-its-important-for-the-industrys-growth/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=fb9aa11881-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-fb9aa11881-299904425

Homeless man charged with shoplifting liquor from Northampton Big Y supermarket

They found he had taken two bottles of liquor.

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/11/homeless_man_arrested_for_shop.html

Wine: From the Lightest to the Strongest

Let’s take a look at alcohol levels are in wine from the lightest to the strongest.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-lightest-to-the-strongest-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=8de4e8e7e6-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-8de4e8e7e6-62472929&mc_cid=8de4e8e7e6&mc_eid=d73340fcba

How to pick a decent wine with five minutes and $15

During the holidays, as you head to parties out of town, how do you navigate an unfamiliar store? Bottom Shelf columnist Megan Carpentier has the answer

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/25/pick-decent-wine-five-minutes-and-15-dollars

Somerville MA brewer Pretty Things announces its closure

Somerville couple who runs the business has decided to close it down.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/11/24/craft-brewer-shuts-its-doors-year-after-raising-concerns-about-pay-play-boston/aio0Yu8gvVV5ILmGPSBuaM/story.html

FIREBALL AND JD IN CINNAMON WHISKY LAWSUIT

As reported by Law360, Sazerac has accused Jack Daniel’s of using Google search advertising to “confuse” consumers and “divert” Fireball sales to its own Tennessee Fire variant.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/fireball-and-jd-in-cinnamon-whiskey-lawsuit/?article-source=newsletter&source=572&date=2015-11-25

 

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Vinitas Wineworks Selections

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Interactive Technology While You Shop:

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Product Information

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Food And Wine Pairings

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

December Holiday Party At Davio’s

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1489&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

Nest Classes Winter 2015/16

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Coming Soon Winter 2015/16

 Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Great Holiday Gift Wines Class Thursday, December 3, 2015 7pm

Are you thinking of buying a bottle of wine as a holiday gift for that wine lover on your list? We can help! We’ll taste through six wines in different styles, all of which will make fantastic, stress-free gift giving. We’ll also explore other wine-related gift giving ideas. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

Sign ups are now open online or visit the Norfolk Recreation office at 1 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 Telephone: (508)520-1315, recreation@virtualnorfolk.org

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-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-maps#oid=1017_4

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-21-15

November 21, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

11-21-15

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

New Partnership With Sugar Shoppe

Sugar Shoppe

We Are Proud To Partner With Courtney Nappa And The Sugar Shoppe. Look For Upcoming Wine And Candy Tasting Events!

 

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

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Here Is Our Thanksgiving Newsletter

Wine Recommendations

Food Pairings

Sale Items And More!

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

This Week The Wine Spectator Released Its Top Wines Of The Year

We Have A Few In Stock!

Have A Safe And Happy Thanksgiving!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

New Rules Of Wine

Most Searched Wines By State

AND MORE!

 

THE 12 WEIRDEST WINE SMELLS EVER

What’s the weirdest smell you’ve ever detected when you were nosing a glass of vino?

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https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/weirdest-wine-smells-ever

Beer cooperative proposed in Pawtucket RI

Isle Brewers Guild calls itself a “partner brewery.” The cooperative is two years in the making.

http://turnto10.com/news/local/beer-cooperative-proposed-in-pawtucket

Guy Fieri’s Big Gulp

The Cabernet blend is not called KICKIN’ KAB.

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http://www.gq.com/story/guy-fieri-wine

Wine training for staff leads to increased profits

The path to success for any wine programme is through thoughtful, dedicated, and focused staff training.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/food/Wine-training-for-staff-leads-to-increased-profits_19237786

Aglianico: The Barolo of the South

Aglianico, a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, is often considered the “Barolo of the South.”

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/aglianico-the-barolo-of-the-south/article_bae532d4-0461-5e49-a6c1-04b037cc4499.html

WHAT IS RIPASSO?

The story of Ripasso is the story of Amarone, which is the story of Recioto, which is also the story of Valpolicella,

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-ripasso/

VOUVRAY, A VERSATILE WINE WORTHY OF ATTENTION

Vouvray, the largest and most important white wine district in Touraine’s sub-region, is located along the right bank of the Loire River in France

https://grapecollective.com/articles/vouvray-a-versatile-wine-worthy-of-attention

Explore Sonoma County on a California Wines Road Trip

Wine Institute is helping visitors by turning the spotlight on a different region each month, highlighting where to sip, eat, drink and play.

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http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/11122015

Red blends are blowing the doors off wine sales! How big is it?

Reeeealy BIG!

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Horizon Beverage Daily

Industry newsletter by our friends at Horizon Beverage

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Constellation Brands to buy craft beer brewer Ballast Point

Constellation Brands Inc said it will buy Sculpin IPA-owner Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for about $1 billion to enter the fast-growing craft beer market, in what will be its biggest acquisition since 2012.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/us-ballastpoint-m-a-constellation-br-idUSKCN0T51KW20151116#U1LFobacvp0fO1od.97

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Champagne

Here are 10 surprising facts about the mysterious, bubbly drink produced in France’s most varied, yet incredibly small wine region, Champagne:

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http://www.sfgate.com/food/food52/article/10-Things-You-Probably-Didn-t-Know-About-Champagne-6630154.php

10 Things We Don’t Know About Screaming Eagle

Every wine lover knows the cult Cabernet, but W. Blake Gray still wants answers.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/11/10-things-we-don-t-know-about-screaming-eagle

Want to Buy a Winery? Zaca Mesa For Sale for $32 Million

Longtime owners list iconic 750-acre operation that was first to plant syrah grapes in Santa Ynez Valley

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/want_to_buy_a_winery_zaca_mesa_for_sale_for_32_million_20151115

Magic Hat Holiday Beer

Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing has re-launched its limited edition holiday brew Feast of Fools. A raspberry stout featuring notes of cocoa and dark chocolate, Feast of Fools will be available in 22-ounce bottles, as well as on draft at select accounts across the U.S. for the first time this year. The holiday entry will be joined by Magic Hat’s returning Vinyl entry, which is billed as an amber-hued lager, and Winter Mingle, a new seasonal stout featuring notes of vanilla. Both Vinyl and Winter Mingle will be available in 12-pack and 24-pack formats of Magic Hat’s Winterland variety pack, available at select grocery stores nationwide.

2015 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

Here you’ll find every Top 100 list from 2015 back to the debut year, 1988.

We Have A few in stock!

http://2015.top100.winespectator.com/lists/

10 Fascinating Facts About Beaujolais Nouveau Every Wine Lover Should Know

A Thanksgiving tradition

http://www.intowine.com/beaujolaisnouveaufacts.html

How To Pair Food & Beer, An Essential Guide For Every Twentysomething

Beer is extremely food friendly (as well as cost effective), the many flavors and varieties lending themselves to harmonious pairings.

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/124156-how-to-pair-food-beer-an-essential-guide-for-every-twentysomething

How to Keep Your Lipstick Off Your Wine Glass

Very simple solution

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http://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-keep-your-lipstick-on-your-lips-and-off-your-win-1742463610

WHISKY VOLUMES TO OVERTAKE VODKA BY 2020

Global spirits consumption is set to surpass 3.2 billion cases by 2020, with whisky volumes predicted to overtake vodka, new data has revealed.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/whisky-volumes-to-overtake-vodka-by-2020/?article-source=newsletter&source=566&date=2015-11-17

DIAGEO CREATES ‘EXPERIMENTAL’ CRAFT WHISKY ARM

The project forms part of Diageo’s newly unveiled strategy to target growth in the Scotch whisky segment and combat the challenge posed by innovative American and New World whiskies.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/diageo-creates-experimental-craft-whisky-arm/?article-source=newsletter&source=566&date=2015-11-17

NEW DEVICE ‘SPEEDS UP WINE AGEING’

As reported by Stuff.co.nz, inventors of the handheld gadget hope to “revolutionise” the wine industry but cutting down two years of ageing to six months through micro-oxygenation.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/11/device-to-speed-up-wines-ageing-process-invented/

Grape seed color not helpful in assessing wine tannins

Washington State University have determined that seed colors don’t have the long-held impact, contrary to wine mythology.

https://news.wsu.edu/2015/11/16/grape-seed-color-not-helpful-in-assessing-wine-tannins/#.VktLJ9ZZFBR

Champagne adopts methods to defend the fizz from climate change

A major change is the switch from chemical fertilizers to a more eco-friendly organic version

http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/16/champagne-adopts-methods-to-defend-the-fizz-from-climate-change/

Pepsi, Coke & bottled water offer some sobering perspective for wine, beer, and spirits

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The Economics of Running A Liquor Store

Passion is exactly what’s needed to leave a life of recurring paychecks and turn to face an arduous, entrepreneur path complete with razor-thin profit margins and grim statistics.

https://www.fundera.com/blog/2015/11/17/the-economics-of-running-a-liquor-store/

How many glasses of wine does it take to ruin your diet? Experts weigh in

With all the holiday parties on the agenda this time of year, you may be wondering how to balance your healthy lifestyle, stay fit and still have fun.

http://www.today.com/health/how-many-glasses-wine-does-it-take-ruin-your-diet-t56351

Herb and Spice Pairings with Wine

More often than not, it’s the herbs and spices in a dish that makes a wine pairing taste so good.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/herb-and-spice-pairings-with-wine/

The Most Searched Wines in Every State

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The best beers and wines to pair with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes

Thanksgiving is a day when no indulgence should be denied, so we present fool-proof wine and beer pairings for four common Thanksgiving dishes.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2015/11/18/the-best-beers-and-wines-to-pair-with-common-thanskgiving-dishes/

Drinking red wine at room temperature? You’re doing it all wrong, apparently

Australian winemaker claims the best temperature to drink shiraz, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon is lower than the average in most homes during summer

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/19/drinking-red-wine-at-room-temperature-youre-doing-it-all-wrong-apparently

Sheriff weighs in on Shrewsbury MA liquor license transfer

Selectmen, at their meeting last week, voted unanimously to grant the license(total wine) transfer despite a letter from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis advising them of “several studies that have shown a correlation between increased crime rates and a saturation of liquor outlets in a particular area.”

http://www.telegram.com/article/20151118/NEWS/151119147

Whiskey is being made from Sam Adams beer

Boston Harbor Distillery, is now part of a movement trying to do for craft spirits what Samuel Adams did all those years ago for beer.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/11/18/bottles/EDBDKXJ5exNFXCkxvpifNK/story.html

New England Wineries to Know

Where to go wine tasting in New England.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/11/13/9725934/new-england-best-wine-drink

Deconstructing a Wine Dinner From Starters to Dessert

Nearly all wine dinners follow a similar format starting with lighter, more delicately flavored wines (and food) and ending with bolder, more intense wines.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wine-dinner-from-starters-to-dessert/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=e812607621-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-e812607621-62472929&mc_cid=e812607621&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Coming Soon: Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale

Illinois-based Small Town Brewery is following up on its fast-growing Not Your Father’s Root Beer brand with a national launch of Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, a 5.9% abv ginger ale. The new entry is a “gruit-inspired botanical beer brewed with ginger,” according to Small Town, which is rolling the product out to about 40 states next week through distributor Pabst Brewing, with nationwide coverage expected by February. Gruit (German for “herbs”) beers are bittered and flavored with roots, spices, flowers and berries rather than hops. The company recommends that Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale—packaged in six-packs of bottles and cans ($10.99)—be served chilled over ice or in ginger cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Dark & Stormy.

DIAGEO ADMITS SMIRNOFF VODKA ‘GOT LAZY’

Smirnoff vodka “got lazy” and made the mistake of releasing a plethora of flavours that were “almost all the same” in recent years, the brand’s director has admitted.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/11/diageo-admits-smirnoff-vodka-got-lazy/?article-source=newsletter&source=567&date=2015-11-18

Montefalco Rosso: The Wine Italians Love To Drink

Montefalco Rosso is a blend, subject to percentage requirements, of Sangiovese and Sagrantino

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/11/19/montefalco-rosso-the-wine-italians-love-to-drink/

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

If you remember only one thing from this story, make it this: Find a good wine store. We’re talking about a small, focused shop with a staff who has probably tasted most of what they’re selling and who genuinely want you to find something great

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http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/wine/article/new-rules-of-wine

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LIQUOR STORES EXPANDS INTO NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, AND MASSACHUSETTS VIA ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT

The Company also announces that it has entered into commitments to open two new large-format stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, both of which represent new markets for Liquor Stores.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/liquor-stores-expands-jersey-connecticut-131253601.html

AMERICA’S 11 FAVORITE THANKSGIVING PIES PAIRED WITH WINE

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Are you thinking of buying a bottle of wine as a holiday gift for that wine lover on your list? We can help! We’ll taste through six wines in different styles, all of which will make fantastic, stress-free gift giving. We’ll also explore other wine-related gift giving ideas. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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