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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-14-16

May 14, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-14-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors Hosted This Week

FHS All Night Party Fundraiser

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http://www.fhsallnightparty.com

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Understanding Aglianico

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BEER IS SPOILED

The Grapes Behind Italian White Wines

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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Dave Matthews Band Fans Now Have Their Very Own Beer

Created by a craft brewer in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia called Starr Hill Brewery, it’s called Warehouse Pils (Warehouse being the name of the band’s official fan club).

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http://www.eater.com/2016/5/6/11606984/dave-matthews-band-beer-warehouse-pils

 

PRAY AWAY YOUR BOOZE CRAVINGS, SAYS STUDY

The desire for a drink can be staved off through the power of prayer, according to a new study.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/pray-away-your-booze-cravings-says-study/

 

A Guide to the Pioneering Wines of Provence

Provence has so much more to offer than generic pink wines. Here, the places and producers who are pushing beyond the craze to make worthy reds, whites—and yes, rosés.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-to-the-best-provence-wines-and-producers/

 

New Harpoon

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery has unveiled Harpoon Sweet Spot, its latest year-round offering. Billed as a golden ale-style brew, Sweet Spot is made with German noble hops and is currently rolling out in 12-ounce bottles and cans, as well as on draft. The 4.8%-abv entry joins Harpoon’s IPA, Take 5, Camp Wannamango and Leviathan IPA in the brewer’s core year-round portfolio.

FERRAGAMO SUES NFL STAR OVER WINERY NAME

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is suing former NFL star Vince Ferragamo over the use of the Ferragamo name for his wine brand.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/ferragamo-sues-former-nfl-star-over-winery-name/

MASI RELEASES SPARKLING FROM DRIED GRAPES

Amarone specialist Masi has released what is believed to be the world’s first sparkling wine made from dried grapes.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/masi-releases-sparkling-from-dried-grapes/

 

How Wine Sulfites Became the ‘Bad Guy’

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. suffers from sulfite sensitivity—so why does “Contains Sulfites” trigger so much fear?

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/5/6/11607794/wine-sulfites-good-bad

 

Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red

Aglianico “alli-yawn-nico” is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata.

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-aglianico-wine-italys-next-red/

 

New Ballast Point

Ballast Point, the California craft brewer acquired by Constellation recently for $1 billion, is rolling out its Watermelon Dorado Double IPA in 12-ounce cans across the country. The 10%-abv, year-round Watermelon Dorado was previously available in bottles and on draft. Ballast Point’s other year-round fruit-infused beers include Pineapple and Grapefruit Sculpin IPAs and Mango Even Keel Session IPA.

WHY THE RHOMBUS IS VITAL TO PROSECCO’S HISTORY

The rhombus-shaped Bellussera vine training system is an integral part of the history of Prosecco – a history consumers should be made more aware of, insists one of the region’s leading producers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/why-the-rhombus-is-vital-to-proseccos-history/

 

TTB Got Fast!

The table below shows that normal formulas take two weeks or less. It’s been a really long time since the processing times have been less than a month. This is a huge benefit for producers everywhere. Over on the label side, things are also getting better.

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http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/ttb-got-fast#sthash.KP2HYlpB.dpuf

FRENCH BEER BOOMING IN FRANCE AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

After a 30-year slump in consumption, beer drinking in France is once again back on track largely due to a number of craft beer brands making their mark in foreign markets.

http://www.franceagroalimentaire.com/en/actualite-agro/french-beer-booming-in-france-and-international-markets/

 

A PERSONALITY GUIDE TO THE 10 CRUS OF BEAUJOLAIS

All crus are not equal, and each one has its own quirky personality and style of wines, making exploring the world of cru Beaujolais that much more fun!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/a-personality-guide-to-the-10-crus-of-beaujolais-with-regional-map/

 

What Wines to Drink From Portugal (by Region)

Everyone is talking about the amazing wine values you can find from Portugal. Well, what are they… exactly? Here is a great overview of everything you need to get started with Portuguese wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-wines-to-drink-from-portugal-by-region/

ROGER DALTREY LAUNCHES THE WHO CHAMPAGNE

Roger Daltrey, frontman of the legendary rock band The Who, is launching his own Champagne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band, with part of the profits going to support teenage cancer sufferers.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/roger-daltrey-launches-the-who-champagne/

 

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BEER IS SPOILED

Just like wine or any other food product made with natural ingredients, beer is susceptible to a long list of potential problems that can affect the way you enjoy it.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-tell-when-your-beer-has-gone-bad-skunky-beer

Women In Wine: The Grand Dames Of Champagne

The wine and spirits business is full of such enterprising, dynamic and fierce females. Interestingly, some of the wine world’s grandest world-changing women were widows, thrust into their roles by fate, and they all hail from Champagne: Lily Bollinger, Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt and Madame Clicquot.

Portrait de Madame Clicquot par Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Huile sur toile (129,5 cm X99,3 cm), peinte entre 1851 et 1861. Ce tableau a été commandé par Madame Clicquot à l'artiste. Il s'en dégage une autorité évidente, la couleur cramoisie du fauteuil ajoute à la force de l'ensemble. L'original appartient à la Maison Veuve Clicquot. Libre de droits hors publicité avec achat d'espace. Mention obligatoire : « Veuve Clicquot ». A portrait of Madame Clicquot by Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Oil on convas (129.5 cm x 99.3cm), painted between 1851 and 1861. This work was commissioned by Madame Clicquot. She is portrayed with a definite air of authority, underlined by the crimson colour of the chair in which she is seated. The painting belongs to Veuve Clicquot. Free of all copyrights, except advertising with media buying. Photo credit: « Veuve Clicquot ».

http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2016/05/10/women-in-wine-the-grand-dames-of-champange/#7eb9b0774b3c

 

DETAILED LOOK AT THE ADIDAS KOBE VINO PACK

Wine cork sneakers…Crazy BUT cool!

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http://sneakerbardetroit.com/adidas-kobe-vino-pack/

 

Got dandelions? A winery wants to turn them into wine

One of the most hated weeds among yard lovers has found a place in the wine cellar.

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http://www.startribune.com/got-dandelions-local-winery-wants-to-turn-them-into-wine/378994021/

 

BUFFALO TRACE EXPOSES BOURBON CASKS TO INFRARED

According to Buffalo Trace, after six and a half years of ageing, the Bourbon from both barrels expressed different flavour profiles.

What next??

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/05/buffalo-trace-releases-bourbon-exposed-to-infrared/?article-source=newsletter&source=691&date=2016-05-12

 

The Grapes Behind Italian White Wines

Here are five of the most interesting white wine grapes that were born in Italy, along with the histories and tasting notes that you’ll need to sound like a serious wine geek when you pull the cork on one of these wines at your next party.

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https://www.fix.com/blog/the-grapes-behind-italian-white-wines/

 

TOP 10 MYTHS ABOUT SHERRY

There is much that is misunderstood – or not understood at all.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/top-10-myths-about-sherry/

 

Milford: Craftroots set to open brewery, taproom

Milford MA’s first and only craft beer company – is set to open a brewery and taproom in the late summer or early fall.

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160511/milford-craftroots-set-to-open-brewery-taproom

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TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

Yoga And Wine

June 8th 7Pm

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Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.

This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.

No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.

7 Chakras And 7 Wines

Class Limit 18

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230946115/

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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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FHS All Night Party Fundraiser Wine Tasting Event

May 11, 2016

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The Wines 

Wine #1

N/V Cote Mas Brut

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Wine #2

2015 Arrumaco Rosé

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2013 Vullien Jaquere

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2013 U Label Sauvignon Blanc

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2013 Campo Di Mezzo

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Wine #6

2014 Honoro Vera

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2002 Catena Cabernet

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Liquor Industry News/Links 05-07-16

May 7, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

05-07-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors And Our Franklin Wine Club 

Purple Wine Company Event

Lucky Star Wines Tasting

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Calories In Wine

Wine Drinkers Choice By Package

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

AMERICA’S BEST WINE REGIONS TO VISIT, RANKED BY SOMMELIERS

And while you may very well be thinking about doing some wine tasting on your next vacation, you might not know where to go to get the most wine for your time.

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-us-wine-regions-to-visit-finger-lakes-napa-valley-sonoma-valley

 

Alcohol Consumption By Income And Education

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Reality of Wine Prices (What You Get For What You Spend)

How much should we expect to spend on decent wine?

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http://winefolly.com/update/reality-of-wine-prices-what-you-get-for-what-you-spend/

 

Study Says Drinking Beer Can Help You Lose Weight

In the study, researchers at Oregon State University used mice to test the effects of beer. The study found that xanthohumol, a flavor found in beer, helped the mice lose weight, and even lowered their cholesterol levels.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

Glasses of light and dark beer.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/30/study-says-drinking-beer-can-help-you-lose-weight/

 

All about Alsace wines – grapes, oak, names and what makes them special

The only French region allowed to include grape varietals on its labels, Alsace is known for its fruity, perfumed white wines made from grapes including gewurztraminer, riesling and pinot gris.

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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/1938961/all-about-alsace-wines-grapes-oak-names-and-what

 

Don’t bother ‘demystifying’ wine – the magic is in what we don’t know

There is a sense of magic in the unknown, but for some reason we’ve been hell-bent on removing it from wine. Why?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/dont-bother-demystifying-wine—the-magic-is-in-what-we-dont-kno/

 

The U.S. Market’s Top Imported Premium Wines

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Quini May Newsletter

Our friends at Quni latest newsletter

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The Best-Value French Wines for Your Money

The Loire Valley produces a diverse range of wines that are not only desirable and noteworthy—but incredibly affordable

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-value-french-wines-for-your-money-1462228689

Unlimited Bourbon Resources

Now Accessible to All

The American Bourbon Association recently launched its website, http://americanbourbonassociation.com

How to count the calories in wine

Wine can cause weight gain because it is a concentrated source of calories.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/knowledge/trivia/how-to-count-the-calories-in-wine-ask-decanter

 

The Secret to Blind Tasting? Know “The Grid”

No singular secret masters the art of blind tasting. Anyone can learn, and practice makes perfect.

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http://winefolly.com/review/blind-wine-tasting-grid-pdf/

 

Meet the ‘New King’ of Croatian Sparkling Wine

Krešimir Ivančić is a young winemaker who was among the first in Croatia to introduce the technology of producing wine and sparkling wines with cold maceration, a method that enables the production of wines and sparkling wines with a strong floral and fruity bouquet…

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http://www.croatiaweek.com/meet-the-new-king-of-croatian-sparkling-wine/

Craft Beer Production Segmentation

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Is the wine industry confusing its consumers?

Wine trends, of course, tend to work on a pendulum basis.

http://www.just-drinks.com/comment/is-the-wine-industry-confusing-its-consumers-comment_id120111.aspx

WHISTLEPIG DEBUTS HOME-GROWN OAK EXPRESSION

Rye whiskey brand WhistlePig has released its first expression developed using home-grown Vermont white oak – WhistlePig 15 Year.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/05/whistlepig-releases-first-home-grown-oak-expression/?article-source=newsletter&source=681&date=2016-05-04

Is BevMo! Engaging In A ‘Bait-And-Switch’ With Wine? Suit Claims It Is

A class-action suit has been filed that alleges BevMo! engaged in a “bait-and-switch,” displaying price signage for bottles with wine ratings for specific years that weren’t the years for sale on the shelf.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/03/is-bevmo-engaging-in-a-bait-and-switch-with-wine-suit-claims-it-is/

Italy: Background on the Italian Wine Sector

Italy’s 2015 wine production is estimated at 4.7 billion liters, 13.5 percent more than the previous campaign (4.2 billion liters) and 4 percent above the ten-year average, thanks to ideal weather conditions. Reportedly, quality is excellent.

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http://www.fas.usda.gov/data/italy-background-italian-wine-sector

 

Would you taste wine from a cemetery’s vineyard?

Church wants to plant vineyards near cemetery

http://www.kcra.com/news/would-you-taste-wine-from-a-cemeterys-vineyard/39370346

 

Ste. Michelle launches Drumheller Wines

Washington’s largest wine producer is adding a new label to its lineup.

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http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/05/04/drumheller-wines/

 

New England’s best summer festivals for beer, wine, and food

These six seasonal events are worth raising a glass to.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/05/04/new-england-best-summer-festivals-for-beer-wine-and-food/KqQnvXxBJaKdT4aIHdvoVL/story.html

 

The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Beer – From the Experts Themselves

According to the FDA, a beer can be considered gluten-free as long as it tests under 20 parts per million (ppm).

http://glutendude.com/alcohol/ultimate-guide-to-gluten-free-beer/

 

Where To Find The Best Value Red Wines (2016 Edition)

The secret to finding good cheap wine is to accept the fact that wine changes every year and great buys transition from region to region depending on the quality of the vintage.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/best-cheap-red-wines-2016/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=a85666b1f9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-a85666b1f9-62472929&mc_cid=a85666b1f9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

 

Packing: The Window to Your Wine’s Soul

Think taste is the main determiner of repeat wine purchases? Studies consistently show that non-expert wine drinkers are far more likely to remember the design and color of a wine’s packaging than the taste of the product itself.

http://wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/05/05/packing-window-wines-soul

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TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

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Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

May 26th 7pm

The Evolution Of Red Blends

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Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)

Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.

At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.

From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!

About DFV Wines

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

http://www.delicato.com

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230793846/

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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

Wine And Chocolate Events

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Your Chocolate And Wine Events

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Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

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Franklin Wine Club Lucky Star Wine Tasting

May 5, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Purple Wine And Spirits Lucky Star Wine Event

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Wednesday May 4th 2016

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The Wines And  Quini Reviews:

Wine #1

2013 Lucky Star Chardonnay

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Wine #2

2014 Lucky Star Pinot Noir

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Wine #3

2013 Lucky Star Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine #4

2013 Four Vines Paso Cabernet Sauvignon

FIRST ON EAST COAST TO TASTE!!

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Wine #5

2011 Lucky Star Petite Sirah

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April 30, 2016

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CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Liquors And Our Franklin Wine Club 

The Moonlight Chef Cheese Dish And Wine Tasting

In Our Wine Room This Week

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Read All About It

Also Held In This Week

Tri-County Adult Education

Wine Labels Truths And Lies Education/Tasting

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Next Week Watch For Our Mother’s Day

And Derby Gift Ideas Newsletter!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Who Drinks Most In World

Ebay To Sell Wine

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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World Wine Consumption

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Richard Cardoza launching VINIUM wine venture

Former MA liquor store, bar owner hopes to sell premium brand in eco-friendly containers

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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160423/NEWS/160429686

‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The Manischewitz food company was founded in Ohio in 1888, specializing in kosher foods like matzo.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/04/22/475142479/man-oh-manichewitz-when-the-jewish-wine-was-big-with-gentiles-too

 

Screw cap innovation removes wine preservatives at the push of a button

When activated, by pressing a button on top of the screw cap, the solution is mixed with the wine and binds to free sulfites, removing their preservative properties and reducing their ability to cause a reaction.

Screw cap innovation removes wine preservatives at the push of a

http://www.foodbev.com/news/screw-cap-innovation-removes-wine-preservatives-at-the-push-of-a-button/

 

Craft Beer Growth VS Sam Adams

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MAKER’S MARK CELEBRATES GRAND SLAM CHAMPION

In anticipation of the 2016 racing season, Maker’s Mark has paid tribute to “one of the greatest racehorses in history”, American Pharaoh, with a new commemorative bottle.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/makers-mark-celebrates-grand-slam-champion/?article-source=newsletter&source=675&date=2016-04-25

BELEMNITE CHALK ‘ROLLS ROYCE’ OF SOIL

Made from fossilised cuttlefish, belemnite chalk found in the Côte des Blancs produces the “finest” expressions of Champagne,

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/varnier-belemnite-chalk-rolls-royce-of-soil/

 

Is Guinness Craft Beer?

Guinness is undeniably huge. Brewed in 49 countries and sold in over 150, nearly 9 million glasses of the dark, velvety stout are enjoyed every single day.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/is-guinness-craft-beer-w203519

Rep. Mike Thompson introduces tax bill to benefit U.S. wine industry

A proposal to slash a tax on sparkling wine that has lingered since the aftermath of Prohibition.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5542025-181/rep-mike-thompson-introduces-tax?artslide=0

 

Wine around the world: who drinks the most?

Italy’s wine consumption has dropped to an all-time low, meaning the land of Chianti and Prosecco drunk less than beer-swilling Germany for the first time ever last year

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/25/italy-drinks-less-wine-than-germany-in-historic-drop/

 

Amarone Family Soap Opera

Who controls this elite Italian wine name?

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http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/53054

 

Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies:  new report available

Contrary to what you may hear in the media, there is no cry for greater convenience for buying alcohol products.

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Barefoot Crosses 18 Million Cases, Branches Into Canned Wine

Barefoot Cellars continues to be a star performer for E.&J. Gallo Winery,

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Two guys created their dream jobs, forged by a love for tech and beer

Long hours and late nights helped make their mobile beer app, Untappd, the hit it is today.

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FIND US ON UNTAPPED

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90+ To Offer Wine In Cans

Boston-based Latitude Beverage, best known for Impact “Hot Brand” 90+ Cellars, is introducing Lila Wines, a new range of premium canned wines. Lila is launching in 35 states with a Provence rosé, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Pinot Grigio, all selling in four-packs of 8.4-ounce cans ($12-$13). Latitude president Kevin Mehra tells SND that the new brand is targeted at the 21-36-year-old demographic and will compete against beer and cider as well as other premium wines.

Wine Squirrel will keep your wine fresher, longer

Wine Squirrel, an $85 smart decanter launching today on Kickstarter, is the latest contributor to the trend.

http://www.cnet.com/products/forever-products-wine-squirrel/

Drink While You ‘Dive’! This Japanese Pool Offers A Pool Full Of Wine!

Recently Japan has opened up, a Wine Spa pool, at a place near Tokyo, named ‘Hakone Kowakien Yunessun’. It is a public bath filled with lukewarm wine where customers can come and relax their minds

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http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/LIF-WEW-this-wine-pool-treatment-in-japan-will-relax-your-mind-body-soul-5310068-PHO.html

eBay Enters The Wine Space In Partnership With Delivery App Drync

eBay, the major online retailer whose mission is “to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection,” turns its well-seasoned algorithms to wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/04/27/ebay-wine-launches-tomorrow-with-dryncs-help/#28f203a2649b

New Harpoon Cider

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Hibiscus Cider as a new summer seasonal, the second offering in its seasonal line of ciders. First created for the company’s employee brewing competition, the apple cider is made with eight pounds of hibiscus flowers for every 320 gallons of cider. Harpoon Hibiscus Cider (4.8% abv) is available in 12-ounce bottles and on draft through August. It joins last fall’s seasonal Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon’s year-round Craft Cider in the company’s cider range.

5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties that have taken on a uniquely South American identity.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-south-american-wine-varieties-you-need-to-know/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2bc8da7095-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2bc8da7095-62472929&mc_cid=2bc8da7095&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

Differences Between Chardonnay and Viognier

Chardonnay versus Viognier Basics:

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http://winefolly.com/review/differences-between-chardonnay-and-viognier/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=2bc8da7095-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-2bc8da7095-62472929&mc_cid=2bc8da7095&mc_eid=d73340fcba

The Definitive *Truth* About Wine and Its Health Benefits

Whether you’re a total wino who knows the difference between the base notes of Cabernet and Pino Noir or just enjoy pouring yourself a glass after a long day, you can probably attest to how great a good glass of vino really is.

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/definitive-truth-about-wine-and-its-health-benefits

 

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May 4th

Purple Wine Company

Featuring Lucky Star Wines

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Guest Host: Chris Zecker

About Purple Wine Company

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in the small, west Sonoma County town of Graton, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In 2014, Benham broke ground on a new distillery in Graton called Graton Distilling Company with plans to produce small lot, artisanal spirits launching in early 2016. The Purple Wine + Spirits portfolio includes brands such as Avalon, Raeburn, Four Vines, Lucky Star, Cryptic, Flint & Steel and Calista.

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

Share the spirit of adventure and friendship over a glass of Lucky Star Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.

We seek grapes from our California vineyards that balance bold, expressive fruit flavors with crispness and finesse. Our aim is not only to make wines that are delicious on their own and delightful to pair with food, but that create moments that bring people together.

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

In the past we sampled wines released for first time in USA!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230489144/

TUESDAY May 17th

Undurraga Winery Chile

Undurraga

Guest Host Wendy Koder

About Undurraga

Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.

Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres

1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards

Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.

Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio

Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents

1,6 million cases annual sales around the world

Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.

Tasting lineup:

Sparkling

Sauvignon Blanc

Compare 2 Pinot Noirs

Compare 2 Cabernet Sauvignons

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230610133/

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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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Table

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

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Franklin Wine Club Hosts The Moonlight Chef

April 29, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

The Moonlight Chef Cheese Dish And Wine Pairing Event

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Thursday April 28th 2016

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The Wines And  Quini Reviews

Welcome Wine

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Assorted Ricotta Crostini – Lemon/Pepper, Watercress, Chutney, Tomato/Basil, Pear and Pecan

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Paired With:

Wine #1

2013 Kaiser Mosel Riesling

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And Wine #2

 2009 Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana Red

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Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

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Paired With

Wine #3

2014 Molnar Poseidon Chardonnay

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And With

Wine #4

2012 Klinker Brick Zinfandel

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Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

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Paired With

Wine #5

2008 Damilano Cannubi Barolo

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And With

Wine #6

Acquese Dolceoro Moscato D’Asti

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1986 Bolla Creso

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club 

La Cantina Winery Tasting

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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Everyone Really Is Just Picking Their Wine Based on the Label

Wine.net surveyed 2,000 wine drinkers about their buying and consumption habits, asking them to choose between three bottles of red wine and three bottles of white wine without providing any information besides images of each bottle.

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https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/everyone-really-is-just-picking-their-wine-based-on-the-label

 

This Ridiculously Chic Sommelier Will Pick Your Wine Based on Your Favorite Color

Intimidated by mile-long wine lists? Lelañea Fulton shares her tricks of the trade.

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http://www.elle.com/culture/travel-food/news/a35659/lelanea-fulton-sommelier-interview/

 

Does Italy really produce finer wines than France?

Italy might produce more wine than France, but does it actually produce finer wines the French as the Italian Prime Minister proudly claimed? Experts give their opinion.

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http://www.thelocal.fr/20160415/italian-wine-better-than-french-wine

Wines From Dry to Sweet

We charted the sweetness in wine from bone-dry to richly sweet. Sweetness (and how we discuss it) is one of the most commonly misunderstood topics in wine, but with a little clarification you can taste and talk like a pro.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-from-dry-to-sweet-chart/

 

Don’t be afraid to play with your wine

One of the great misconceptions about wine is that you simply need to pull the cork, pour yourself a glass, and a wine will be at its optimum.

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http://montrealgazette.com/life/dont-be-afraid-to-play-with-your-wine

 

Biodynamic vs organic

What’s the difference and is one way better than the other?

http://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-terminology/biodynamic-vs-organic-ask-decanter-296008/

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO

Barbaresco is a small area in the Piedmont about halfway between Milan and the French border.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/produttori-del-barbaresco

 

YOU SHOULD CONSUME CHOCOLATE AND WINE FOR THIS AMAZING REASON!

A recent study conducted by King’s College London has shown that chocolate and red wine actually helps keep people fit and healthy.

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http://www.davidwolfe.com/consume-chocolate-wine-amazing-reason/

 

HOW TO LEVEL UP FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS

Wine pairing is hardly the purview of just wine snobs and sommeliers; in fact, it’s hardly tricky at all, so long as you treat wine like you would any other flavor.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-to-level-up-food-and-wine-pairings

 

Best wine label scanning apps 2016

When the first wine label scanning apps appeared around three years ago, it seemed like pocket-sized alchemy. Now, anybody could identify a wine from a photograph taken using their smartphone. It was revelatory.

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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/best-wine-labelscanning-apps-2016

 

Why Green Certify? Marketing Versus Sustainability

But does anyone care besides the wineries themselves? If, according to the 2015 Survey of American Wine Consumer Preferences, conducted by Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute, only 18 percent of the respondents indicated that organic, sustainable, or biodynamic wines influence their decision to purchase a wine, why get certified in the first place?

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/04/why-green-certify-marketing-versus-sustainability/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=c7f767d59d-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-c7f767d59d-299904425

 

New Crémant de Bourgogne ranking agreed

Burgundy producers have approved a new ranking system for sparkling wine Crémant de Bourgogne, to include ‘Eminent’ and ‘Grand Eminent’ levels.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/new-cremant-de-bourgogne-ranking-approved-299308/

 

New Grape Varieties for Champagne

There are currently 6 grape varieties used in making Champagne.

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http://www.glassofbubbly.com/new-grape-varieties-for-champagne/

How to Always Pour the Perfect Red Wine?

To make your life easier we’ve designed the above infographic that allows you to easily select the type of wine that’s right for you.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/19/how-to-always-pour-the-perfect-red-wine/

 

Grapefruit Wine Is France’s Latest Obsession

A bottled cocktail of rosé wine mixed with grapefruit juice.

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http://www.eater.com/2016/4/19/11456746/wine-rose-cocktail-grapefruit-france

 

Higher alcohol Not Your Father’s Root Beer to go national

Almost a year after a 5.9 percent alcohol version of the boozy root beer invented by Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery became a national sensation, a 10.7 percent alcohol incarnation will get distribution in 45 states, a company news release said.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-not-your-fathers-root-beer-higher-alcohol-20160419-story.html

REBEL YELL UNVEILS ROOT BEER AND GINGER WHISKEYS

Available throughout the US from April this year, Rebel Yell Root Beer Whiskey and Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey feature the brand’s new bottle design with cork stoppers and thicker glass.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/rebel-yell-unveils-root-beer-and-ginger-whiskeys/?article-source=newsletter&source=673&date=2016-04-21

 

Is Drinking Beer Really Good for Breast-feeding? Or Is That an Old Wives’ Tale?

Most experts agree that when it comes to alcohol, if you can drive, you can breast-feed.

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http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/drinking-beer-good-for-breastfeeding.html

 

The Trouble With Sparkling Wine

It’s too often an afterthought on wine lists, and it’s rarely treated with the care that it requires and deserves. Why?

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/food/963733-129/the-bar-code-the-trouble-with

 

New Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Truro, Massachusetts-based Farmer Willie’s is launching its Alcoholic Ginger Beer throughout markets in Massachusetts and Rhode Island following a local test run last summer. It’s made with a blend of cold-pressed ginger, cane sugar, lemon juice, molasses and nutmeg. The hard ginger beer will be available on- and off-premise at select accounts throughout the metro Boston area, as well as Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the South Shore of Massachusetts and Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. Farmer Willie’s (4.5% abv) retails for about $8.99 a four-pack of 12-ounce cans.

Mollie Openshaw of Mood Swing Wines on the Joys of Menopause

From our friends at Uncorked Monthly

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WHY SOME WINEMAKERS THINK CONCRETE EGGS CHANNEL MYSTICAL ENERGY

The use of concrete in winemaking goes back centuries, but the egg-shaped container is fairly new.

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http://blog.lastbottlewines.com/education/concrete-wine-fermentation/

 

How Climate Change Will Transform What’s in Your Wine Glass

A potential adaptation strategy for the industry would be to adjust production practices – which is easier to do in some regions than others

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justine-vanden-heuvel/how-climate-change-will-t_b_9744348.html

 

CALIFORNIA DISTILLERY CREATES CANNABIS VODKA

The vodka is infused with cannabis stavia and made with local and legally grown hemp, which is distinguished from marijuana by having a THC content less than 0.3%.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/florida-distillery-creates-cannabis-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=674&date=2016-04-22

 

TRUMP VODKA SEIZED IN KOSHER SCAM

It launched in 2007, but stopped selling in the US in around 2011 after producer Drinks Americas, which had rights over the Trump moniker, said the brand failed to meet the sales thresholds.

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https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/trump-vodka-seized-in-kosher-scam/

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing Summertime Citra Ale, a new version of its traditional Summer Ale that debuted in 2011. This year’s summer offering is a blonde ale brewed with an increased amount of Citra hops and pale malt, which the company says impart more citrus and passion fruit notes. Summertime Citra Ale (4.2% abv) is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.99-$9.99) and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99). The summer release will also be available in Narragansett’s latest Clam Shack Summer Variety 12-pack of 12-ounce cans ($13.99-$15.99), which also includes Del’s Shandy and Narragansett Lager. The company recently announced plans to return brewing operations to its home state for the first time since 1983.

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April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

Assorted Ricotta Crostini – Lemon/Pepper, Watercress, Chutney, Tomato/Basil, Pear and Pecan

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“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

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Purple Wine Company

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About Purple Wine Company

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in the small, west Sonoma County town of Graton, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In 2014, Benham broke ground on a new distillery in Graton called Graton Distilling Company with plans to produce small lot, artisanal spirits launching in early 2016. The Purple Wine + Spirits portfolio includes brands such as Avalon, Raeburn, Four Vines, Lucky Star, Cryptic, Flint & Steel and Calista.

http://purplewinespirits.com

About Lucky Star Wines

Share the spirit of adventure and friendship over a glass of Lucky Star Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.

We seek grapes from our California vineyards that balance bold, expressive fruit flavors with crispness and finesse. Our aim is not only to make wines that are delicious on their own and delightful to pair with food, but that create moments that bring people together.

Let our wines lead you down exciting new

paths of discovery!

http://luckystarwines.com

Chris ALWAYS brings something special to us.

In the past we sampled wines released for first time in USA!

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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!

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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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Town Of Franklin Ma New By-Law

Our Town Is Thinking Of Raising The Age To Buy Tobacco

From 18 To 21. Good Idea?

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Upgrade cheap beer with new ‘beer drops’

Mad Hops makes Flavored Brew Drops, designed to be squirted into inexpensive, mass-produced beers to make them taste more like craft beer. The idea is to make low-quality beer more palatable, without breaking the bank.

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http://www.buffalonews.com/business/upgrade-cheap-beer-with-new-beer-drops-20160408

 

ManCan Lets You Take Your Keg Outdoors

What better combination than a cool afternoon hike, and a cold crisp beer straight out of a keg?

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http://www.ohgizmo.com/2016/03/31/mancan-lets-you-take-your-keg-outdoors/

EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER POSSIBLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BELGIAN BEER

Studying Belgian beer as an outsider can be confusing.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/everything-you-need-to-know-about-belgian-beer-belgian-beer-guide

 

Minnesota wine industry toasts new cold-hardy grape

State growers are bullish on Itasca, the new grape cultivar developed by the University of Minnesota’s breeding program, and its prospects for boosting the state’s rapidly growing vineyard and winery industry

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http://www.startribune.com/new-cold-hardy-grape-is-the-boost-minnesota-s-wine-industry-is-looking-for/375105391/

Somm By Synek Is The At-Home Wine Dispenser You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life

The wines themselves come in the form of canisters known as Sylos, which hold the equivalent of three bottles of wine. Once inserted, the coffee machine-sized mini-sommelier aerates and chills the wine based on its type

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/somm-by-synek-wine-dipsenser-that-learns-your-pala?token=b34f864b

 

Why Italian Wines Are Not No. 1 In Hong Kong And China

In Hong Kong, Italian wines have moved down to 6th place, lagging behind France, Australia, United States, Chile and Spain.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanniecholee/2016/04/08/why-italian-wines-are-not-1-in-hong-kong-china/#2f94feda45e4

 

WHY AND HOW DIFFERENT OAK SPECIES IMPACT YOUR FAVORITE DRINK

There’s actually quite a bit to know about oak, from the basic scientific rationale behind oak aging (why not age in plastic? Or clay? Or some weird ancient lamb’s bladder thingy?) to the varieties of oak used for aging, and what they can impart in your favorite wine, beer, or whisky.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/why-and-how-different-oak-species-impact-your-favorite-drink/

 

The Valtellina: Nebbiolo’s Other Kingdom

The Valtellina is a long narrow alpine valley on the Rhaetian side of the Alps in the province of Sondrio at the far north of the Lombardy region along the Swiss-Italian border.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-v-micallef/wine-stories-the-valtelli_b_9647652.html

 

2 New 14 Hands Wines For Derby

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ 14 Hands has introduced a new label called Stampede Red Blend. Sourced from Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA, Stampede is made with Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. The company has also released a commemorative 2013 Kentucky Derby Red Blend. The limited edition label, which marks 14 Hands’ fourth annual partnership with the Kentucky Derby, is made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and features imagery of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharaoh and jockey Victor Espinoza.

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BEAUJOLAIS PRODUCER TO RELEASE VIOGNIER

Viognier is not allowed under Beaujolais AOC laws but Saint Julien also falls under the IGP Comtés Rhodaniens appellation which does allow the planting and bottling of Viognier.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/04/beaujolais-producer-to-release-viognier/

Industry-First Study Analyzes More Than Two Million Wine Consumer Data Records

If other industries, from manufacturing to financial services to healthcare, could benefit from big data, then why couldn’t wine?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/04/12/industry-first-study-analyzes-more-than-two-million-wine-consumer-data-records/#5090b40c7186

 

Birds and Snakes Partner With Grapegrowers

Owls aren’t the only beneficial predators in vineyards

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Rhode Island Legislators Consider Removing Archaic “Winery Visit Penalty” for Wine Direct Shipments

Two bills introduced in Rhode Island promise to remove an archaic provision requiring consumers to visit a winery before receiving a shipment of wine directly from that winery.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160412006827/en/Rhode-Island-Legislators-Removing-Archaic-“Winery-Visit

Does Wine Taste Different as You Get Older?

Does aging change your palate? Writer Elin McCoy investigates

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http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/does-wine-taste-different-you-get-older

 

An Exhaustive Guide to Fortified Wines

What is vermouth, and sherry? And what in the world is a fortified wine?

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/4/12/11413482/fortified-wine-vermouth-sherry-madeira-martini-negroni

 

The Language of Tasting Notes

An exasperated French winemaker recently said, “Give me three words to describe a wine. Just three. Anything more is (nonsense).”

http://onlineathens.com/features/2016-04-12/language-tasting-notes

 

15 rules for attending a wine tasting

There is a perception that wine connoisseurs are condescending, pretentious snobs who wring the joy out of man’s most joyous beverage.

http://www.annistonstar.com/life/rules-for-attending-a-wine-tasting/article_d2ad2de8-0013-11e6-aa1e-cf79edd7e21e.html

 

New Way To Open Sparkling Wine

Vinturi Champagne Opener

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http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/vinturi-champagne-opener/

 

R.I. brewer pushing to ease beer laws has response for critics

The Proclamation Ale house is urging lawmakers to remove the limit on the amount breweries can sell to visitors on site for consumption off premises.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/13/brewer-pushing-ease-beer-laws-has-response-for-critics/NpFm4D400AEEUGCgMBn1AK/story.html

Head’s Up for Beer Lovers: Mars Tech Could Brew Better Bubbles

A craft beer drinker, has found a way to turn his passion for space into passion for pints. His company, Pioneer Energy, based in Lakewood, Colo., has created a “mobile cart” to make it easier to ferment beer.

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http://www.space.com/32556-mars-tech-for-beer-bubbles.html

What’s in a name? Why you should know the term ‘proprietary wine’

The wine world has vineyards that are iconic, and it also has one-of-a-kind wines with names all their own, known as proprietary wines.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-proprietary-blends-wine-food-0415-20160413-story.html

 

New Tormaresca Wine

Italy’s Tormaresca, part of the Antinori portfolio, has released Calafuria, a 100% Negroamaro rosato wine. Sourced from Tormaresca’s Masseria Maìme Estate in Puglia’s Salento region, Calafuria is aged in stainless steel and features floral, grapefruit and peach notes. The new entry is currently available both on- and off-premise in the U.S., retailing at $15 a 750-ml. Established by the Antinori family in 1998, the Tormaresca portfolio is imported in the U.S. by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

Outstanding Finds in Cava Sparkling Wine

The more deeper you explore Cava, the more parallels you find with Champagne. Surprisingly, even though many are made at a similar quality-level and style to Champagne, Cava is almost always more affordable.

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http://winefolly.com/review/on-finding-great-cava-sparkling-wines/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d7c2763e04-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d7c2763e04-62472929&mc_cid=d7c2763e04&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Quick Guide to Nebbiolo Grape Variety & its Italian Wine Regions

Nebbiolo is the temperamental grape of royalty in Italy. It is used in the wines of the Piedmont region in the Northwest of Italy.

http://socialvignerons.com/2016/04/15/quick-guide-to-nebbiolo-grape-variety-its-italian-wine-regions/

 

Why Popcorn Beer Actually Tastes Good

Thankfully, this is no stunt beer, but a collaboration between two Mankato, Minnesota, businesses,

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/why-popcorn-beer-actually-tastes-good—boomchickapop-w202815

 

WINE-INFUSED COFFEE: THE BEST INVENTION EVER

Can’t decide on another glass of wine or a cup of coffee after dinner? Have a merlot-infused coffee instead.

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https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/food/news/a/31353058/wine-infused-coffee-the-best-invention-ever/

Recommended Drink Units Around The World

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The D-Vine machine

The slightly crazy vision of three engineers: to bring the concept of wines by glass in your living room and give you a new tasting experience with pedagogy and simplicity.

Interesting new French wine technology

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 350 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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April 21st

La Cantina Winery Tasting

La Cantina

Very proud to host Bob and Ana Vozzella for this event!

They are members of our club and own and operate a winery in Franklin.

At this event Bob will share his families passion for wine making.

Come hear all about this winery and taste his families wines.

http://www.lacantinawinery.com

The Story:

The history of winemaking in our family starts in Santa Maria Del Molise, Italy, in the mid -1900’s.  Santa Maria is a small farming community, with natural spring from the mountains and rich soil for vineyards.  It was there my grandparents began a life-long tradition of making fine wines.

In 1963 my grandfather, Ottavio, moved his family from Italy to Franklin, MA, where he carried on the winemaking tradition from a small hand-dug cellar, in our home.

Today, in that very same home, I have been creating delicious wines using the same traditional methods my grandfather taught me.  With my grandfathers knowledge passed down, and the education I received at UC Davis California, the “Harvard” of winemaking, I am proud to bring to you, La Cantina Wine School.

La Cantina Winery was born out of our love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family.  Since its inception La Cantina Winery has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking.  From grapes, to barrel, and bottle, you are involved in the educational and fun process of making wine.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230001262/

April 28th

Focus On Cheese

Food And Wine Pairing

Our first food and wine pairing with Chef Laura Stevens (The Moonlight Chef)

Three cheese dishes paired with 2 wines each.

Food:

Baked Brie and Fig Jam with Grilled Baguette

Hummus with Feta Cheese and Pickled Cherry Peppers

Assorted Ricotta Crostini – Lemon/Pepper, Watercress, Chutney, Tomato/Basil, Pear and Pecan

About The Moonlight Chef

“Five Star Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home”

The Moonlight Chef is a Franklin Massachusetts based
private chef, owned and operated by Laura Michelé Stevens.

Taking care of any special event you’re hosting in your home.

About The Moonlight Chef:

I found my love for cooking at a very young age.  While watching my mother and grandmother cook and entertain, I realized that the kitchen, with all its wonders, was where I belonged.

I bring my passion and love for food to your table. The idea that good food can be simple, elegant, fun, exciting, comforting, and delicious.  Cooking is a lifelong love.  It is an extension of my personality, family traditions, and nurturing nature.

I look forward to sharing my journey through food with you and yours.

As the great George Bernard Shaw once said,
“There is no love sincerer, than the love of food”.

http://www.themoonlightchef.net

 

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/230067952/

$35 Per Person

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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Winter 2016

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Tri-County Adult Education  

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Spring 2016

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

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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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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Franklin Wine Club Think Pink Rosé Tasting

April 15, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Think Pink Rosé Tasting

CLUB

Thursday April 14th 2016

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The Wines And Group Quini Reviews

Wine #1

2015 Le Pive Rosé

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Wine #2

2015 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé

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Wine #3

2015 Arrumaco Rosé

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Wine #4

2015 Penya Rosé

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Wine #5

2014 Viñestral

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Wine #6

2014 Les Darons

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Wine #7

N/V Laurent-Perrier Brut

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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