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Champagne Day Friday October 23rd
The Official Champagne Day Was Friday.
Did You Know At Franklin Liquors We Label All Our True Champagne With Education Materials?
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Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Beer And Halloween Candy Pairing
Wine And Halloween Candy
One Year in, Some Boston MA Neighborhoods Still Aren’t Getting Liquor Licenses
Just 20 new liquor licenses in its first year, when it could have issued as many as 25.
How to read a wine list
The Coravin wine access system, whereby wine can be extracted from a bottle without pulling the cork, has also led to a dramatic increase in the number of very fine wines being offered by the glass.
Is there any point to wine points?
Wines are scored on the basis of an imagined objective level of quality.
THE NUMBER OF CARBS IN POPULAR WINES, BEERS & SPIRITS
The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever
This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.
Will Marijuana Legalization Reduce Wine Consumption?
Wine consumption tends to be high where marijuana consumption is high and vice-versa.
Here are more than 100 beers in the A-B InBev/SABMiller merger
Some of those beers are among the most iconic in the world
Craft-Beer Pairings for Halloween Candy (2015 Update)
We present the 2015 Craft Beer & Brewing candy and craft-beer pairings for Halloween.
Why Large-Format Wines Are a Good Bet
The size of the bottle definitely matters in both the taste of the wine and the investment opportunity.
US imported wine value & volume stats all over the board
Coravin Wine System Launches New, Sleeker Model
The results of the company’s research are found in the cleverly dubbed Corvin Model Two.
The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Wine
How does one easily find their way into wine? Right here. Start here, with these 9 bottles.
9 Wine And Halloween Candy Pairings You Need For One Super Classy Holiday
Can you think of a better way to celebrate Halloween like a total boss?
The Complete Guide to Pairing Wine and Wings
This infographic originally appeared on VinePair.
New Randolph MA liquor policy defines single serve
Randolph Town Council narrowly approved a new liquor policy last week that defines “single serve” alcohol, and penalties offenders would face for violations.
STOLI UNVEILS FIRST REDESIGN IN 80 YEARS
Stolichnaya vodka has unveiled its first packaging redesign in more than 80 years, introducing a contemporary bottle inspired by bartenders with “improved pouring control and on-shelf visibility”.
HEINEKEN COMPLETES LAGUNITAS PURCHASE
Global beer producer Heineken has completed its 50% acquisition of Californian craft brewery Lagunitas.
PEARL VODKA INTRODUCES SEASONAL FLAVOURED VARIANTS
The Pumpkin Spice flavour “blends naturally with the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger”, creating “a delightful combination of sugar and spice”, while Chocolate Hazelnut pairs “rich chocolate and hints of delicate nut flavour” for a “smooth drinking experience”.
Sustainability makes good wine business sense
More than three out of every five acres of vineyards in Sonoma County — 62 percent of the 60,000 acres — have been through the first phase of Sonoma County Winegrowers’ campaign to have all the acres self-assessed for sustainability by 2019.
White Oak Winery Uncorks in The Village at Corte Madera
White Oak Winery’s New Marin County Boutique For Fine Wines & Accessories announces Grand Opening on October 29.
White Oak Tasting In Our Wine Room Nov 3rd!!
4 COCKTAIL CHERRIES TO TRY RIGHT NOW
When it comes to the ingredients in your cocktails, are you paying enough attention to the garnish?
STAINLESS STEEL BEER GROWLER AND SAM ADAMS PERFECT PINT
Rabbit, the famed wine accessories and barware brand, recently unveiled a new and highly-engineered collection which was designed in partnership with craft brewer, Sam Adams.
MA Liquor stores oppose bill allowing them to open Turkey Day
A group of package store owners on Tuesday came out against a bill that would allow them to open their shops and make liquor sales on Thanksgiving, arguing the business wouldn’t be worth the loss of family time.
SLOVENIA EXPECTS ‘EXCEPTIONAL’ 2015 VINTAGE
Winemakers in the Styria region of Slovenia are expecting this year’s vintage to rival the “exceptional” 2011, according to Slovenian wine producer P&F Wineries.
WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES WHITE CORN BOURBON
Woodford Reserve has released a limited edition white corn Bourbon that reflects the production processes used by distillers in the mid-1800s.
The Small Details to Look For in a Good Sommelier
Drinking a bottle of wine in a restaurant should be as close to effortless as possible
CENTRAL OTAGO ‘ON SAME JOURNEY AS BURGUNDY’
Central Otago is progressing ever closer towards a Burgundian model of wine production, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.
Should You Have Wine ? Flowchart…
WHAT IS MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION, AND WHAT IS IT DOING TO MY WINE?
WINE TRAINING REMAINS AN ‘UNTAPPED MARKET’
Increasing demand for training that strikes a balance between being informative without being too intimidating or “know it all”.
SCOTLAND’S ‘FIRST’ PINOT NOIR SINGLE MALT LAUNCHED
The limited edition Longrow Red Pinot Noir 12-year-old Single Malt Whisky is aged for one year in Pinot Noir barrels shipped over from Valli Vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand. The rest of the whisky’s ageing is done in Bourbon casks.
The smartphone effect: An app to help buy your wine
More and more people are looking at more than bottles when choosing wines.
Beck’s Beer Fans Could Get $50 Payout
Beer drinkers who’re miffed that Beck’s is actually made in the United States can get a small payout through a class-action settlement approved by a judge
New fall beer flavor is peanut butter
This time of year, a lot of you want pumpkin beers.
Could Beer Save The Honeybees?
Managed honeybees are still struggling in the United States, both from varroa mites and from other factors that scientists are still working to understand.
5 PUMPKIN COCKTAILS TO MIX RIGHT NOW
A Pumpkin Shortage? Good Grief!
HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS FROM GREY GOOSE VODKA
Designed to be a worthy treat for adults this Halloween – try these sophisticated cocktails from GREY GOOSE vodka.
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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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Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm
When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.
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.
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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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