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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-27-16

February 27, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-27-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club Announces Yoga And Wine

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

Yoga And Wine

Yoga & Wine: A Fluid Journey through the Chakras

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 20

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228933108/

 

Busy Week In Our Wine Room!

Event #1

Tri-County Adult Education Oscars Truffle And Wine Event

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With Our Partner Courtney Of The Sugar Shoppe!

Wine And Chocolate Tastings

Event #2

Franklin Wine Club Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Event

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Crazy yes!

Here Were The Pairings

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/girl-scout-cookie-and-wine-tasting-with-franklin-wine-club/

 

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Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Prosecco Get Serious About Quality

How Different Grains Affect Your Beer

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Our Daily Wine Newspaper

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING GIRL SCOUT COOKIES & WINE [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out the infographic below for wine pairings for all of your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/ultimate-guide-to-pairing-girl-scout-cookies-wine-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd0f39b9a4-Feb_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd0f39b9a4-38937345

We’re buying more wine online. Cross your fingers that will lead to cheaper options.

Direct shipping has provided an opportunity for smaller wineries to circumvent the three-tier system.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/were-buying-more-wine-online-cross-your-fingers-that-will-lead-to-cheaper-options/2016/02/20/2a061992-d57b-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html

S’mores flavored beer is actually delicious

Locally crafted beers and oddball out-of-town imports are being celebrated in all their kaleidoscopic variety via the eighth annual New York City Beer Week, boasting 400 events at more than 250 locations.

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http://nypost.com/2016/02/20/smores-flavored-beer-is-actually-delicious/

‘Arsenic in Wine’ Lawsuit: Whatever Happened?

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of a now-famous lawsuit claiming there are dangerous levels of poisonous arsenic in several types of California wines, you may have wondered from time to time: Whatever happened with that?

http://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/whatever-happened-arsenic-wine-lawsuit-0

What’s a Vigneron? Wine Term Definition

First things first the term vigneron comes from French, and derivates from the word vigne which means vine. Literally then, a vigneron is a person that is closely linked to the vine.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/02/20/whats-a-vigneron-wine-term-definition/

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Debuts Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet

Constellation Brands has released a category-crossing new wine offering, a Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Bourbon Barrels. The limited-release Cabernet is launching nationally in a run of 35,000 cases, and it retails at $13.99 a 750-ml. Sourced from coastal Monterey County vineyards, a portion of the wine’s blend is aged for three months in a combination of new and used Kentucky Bourbon barrels. With this innovation, Constellation will look to generate some renewed momentum for the Robert Mondavi Private Selection brand, which hovered around the 1.8-million-case mark in the U.S. for several years before declining 7% to 1.7 million cases in 2015, according to Impact Databank.

PROSECCO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT QUALITY

There is no question the DOCG wines are a small portion of Prosecco’s astonishing success as a category.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/prosecco-gets-serious-about-quality

Small-business liquor stores are dying out

Larger retailers, such as grocery store chains and big-box stores, have larger overall sales and are able to spread the cost of the fee to nonliquor items

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Small-business-liquor-stores-are-dying-out-6844009.php

YOU MAY NOT BE DRINKING THE FAMOUS STAG’S LEAP WINE YOU THINK YOU’RE DRINKING

Stag’s Leap and Stags’ Leap both make great wine, but it is a common occurrence for people to drink the latter and think they’re drinking the former.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/you-may-not-be-drinking-the-famous-stags-leap-wine-you-think-youre-drinking/

Bourbon’s Top Super-Premium Players

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Two books that will turn you into the ultimate beer geek

Here are two books about beer and flavor that will nudge you forward if you feel you’ve hit a plateau on your beer journey

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-beer-books-20160221-story.html

Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight

One study is claiming that wine and weight loss go hand-in-hand .

http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/news/a53866/wine-before-sleep-lose-weight/

NEW ZEALAND TO MAKE ITS FIRST PROSECCO

New Zealand winemakers are about to plant the country’s first Glera vines that will go on to produce Prosecco in three years’ time.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/new-zealand-to-make-its-first-prosecco/

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Wines of Provence Releases US Sales Figures for Rosé

Largest Spike in 2015 over 12 Consecutive Years of Growth

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wines-of-provence-releases-us-sales-figures-for-rose-300223298.html

 

German Wine Decline – by the Numbers

A recent article suggested Germany’s wine industry was struggling – we look at the figures behind the story.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/02/german-wine-decline-by-the-numbers

How do wineries set the price for a bottle of wine?

Have you ever wondered how a winery decides what to charge for a bottle of wine?

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/01/28/world/how-wineries-set-price-wine

 

How Different Grains Affect The Taste Of Your Beer

Let’s take a look at what some popular grains do to the taste of beer.

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14 of your most embarrassing questions about wine answered with science

Truth be told, there’s a whole lot of science behind wine. Genetics, chemistry, microbiology, and even psychology all play a role in everything from how it’s produced to which ones we buy and when.

http://www.businessinsider.com/science-backed-answers-to-your-biggest-wine-questions-2016-2

New Drew Barrymore Project

Barrymore Wines, the wine brand created by actress Drew Barrymore in collaboration with Jackson Family’s Carmel Road, will extend with a rosé of Pinot Noir offering this May. Retailing at around $18 a bottle, the rosé will join an existing Barrymore Pinot Grigio and Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir within the Barrymore-Carmel Road partnership.

 

Forget what you’ve heard. Organic wines actually taste better, a new study says

A joint American-French study by three business-school professors reveals that wines made with grapes grown on eco-certified vineyards are more likely to garner higher numerical ratings from experts

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/forget-what-youve-heard-organic-wines-actually-taste-better-a-new-study-says/article28836995/

The Hippest Wine Destination You’ve Never Heard Of

What makes Brazil such an eye-catching wine travel destination?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/02/24/the-hippest-wine-destination-youve-never-heard-of/#1c4cca017742

The Beer Glass Guide

Even if you choose a quality beer and pour the perfect foam head, if you don’t consider your glassware, you’re limiting the beer-drinking experience.

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https://www.bevspot.com/2016/02/24/glassware-guide-beer-enthusiasts/

How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life

Made from ancient grape varieties grown in Pompeii, ‘Villa dei Misteri’ has to be one of the world’s most exclusive wines.

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http://www.thelocal.it/20160225/in-an-excavated-and-replanted-vineyards-in-pompeii-a-project-is-bringing-ancient-roman-wine-back-to-life

VINEXPO LAUNCHES WEB MAGAZINE

Wine and spirits figures are invited to contribute to beverageinsight.com, and the editorial team welcomes news from Vinexpo exhibitors and visitors throughout the year.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/vinexpo-launches-web-magazine/?article-source=newsletter&source=633&date=2016-02-25

U.S. Wine Exports Reach Record $1.6 Billion In 2015

U.S. wine exports—90% of which hail from California—rose 7.6% by value last year to achieve a record high of $1.61 billion, according to the Wine Institute. Export volumes were also up, growing 4.1% to 51.2 million cases on the year prior. The European Union remained the largest export market for California wines, accounting for $622 million in revenue, followed by Canada ($461 million), Hong Kong ($97 million), Japan ($96 million) and China ($56 million). California wine exports have increased 91% by value over the past decade, driven by global premiumization trends.

The Loire Valley Wine Guide

The Loire Valley is home to over 4000 wineries that produce a dizzying array of elegant, quality wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/loire-valley-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=7f603ff6e5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-7f603ff6e5-62472929&mc_cid=7f603ff6e5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

MA Distributer Partners With Punk Rockers

M.S. Walker has partnered with Celtic punk rockers The Pogues to launch a new Irish whiskey brand in the U.S. The Pogues Irish whiskey is produced by Co. Cork, Ireland’s West Cork Distillers and features a blend of 50% 10-year-old single malt Irish whiskey aged in Sherry casks and 50% 5- to 7-year-old Irish grain whiskey aged in Bourbon oak casks. The 40%-abv offering retails at around $40 a 750-ml. M.S. Walker also handles West Cork Distillers’ Original Classic Blend and 10-Year Single Malt Irish whiskies and Glory Irish Poitín in the U.S.

CANCER PESTICIDE FOUND IN POPULAR BEERS

Levels of glyphosate – a weedkiller that is believed to be carcinogenic – were found by scientists in fourteen of Germany’s most popular beers, including global brand Beck’s Pils and Erdinger.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/cancer-causing-pesticide-found-in-popular-beers/

How Millennials (Almost) Killed the Wine Cork

Much of cork’s current struggle can be attributed to one group in particular: Millennial wine drinkers, a generation that has less of an allegiance to traditional cork closures.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/wine-cork-comeback/470961/

 

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 300 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

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Norwood MA

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“A night thru Italy with Luciano”

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Come learn about some of the greatest wine regions of Italy and tasting some of the amazing wines from each one of them.

Special Guest Hosts

Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

And

Ciro Pirone Director Italian Wines

Horizon Beverage Group

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228892735/

 

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

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Yoga & Wine: A Fluid Journey through the Chakras

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 20

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228933108/

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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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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

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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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Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting With Franklin Wine Club

February 26, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Pairing Event

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Thursday February 25th 2016

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Lemonades

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2014 Domaine Sege Laloue Sancerre

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Cranberry Citrus Crisps

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2014 Illahe Pinot Noir

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Thin Mint

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2012 Nicodemi Montelpuciano

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Samoas

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2014 Honoro Vera Granacha

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Tagalong

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2012 Bolla Torr’ Alta

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Thanks-A-Lot

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2012 Confidencial Red

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Kim Of Vinitas Wineworks

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Liquor Industry News/Links 02-20-16

February 20, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-20-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club

Announces An Italian Tasting

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March 8th

“A night thru Italy with Luciano”

Come learn about some of the greatest wine regions of Italy and tasting some of the amazing wines from each one of them.

Special Guest Hosts

Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

And

Ciro Pirone Director Italian Wines

Horizon Beverage Group

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228892735/

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Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Taste Wine

Value In Wines Of Tuscany

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here’s A Taste

Natural wines can be mystifying: The first time you drink them, they may be off-putting and nose-wrinkling

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/12/466284145/what-the-heck-is-natural-wine-heres-a-taste

CAN WINE TASTE LIKE LOVE?

At a recent seminar in California, Sondra Barrett, PhD, spoke to Masters of Wine hopefuls on photographing the guts of the fermented drink

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http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/can-wine-taste-like-love-8267910

THE WINE ROUTE TO PIEDMONT

The most widely planted variety in Piedmont is Barbera, which is juicy and slightly rustic with notes of fresh cherries and vanilla

https://www.backroads.com/blog/wine-route-piedmont/

No disruption for Craft Brewers Guild despite license suspension

The state’s (MA) largest distributor of craft beers has been slapped with an unprecedented 90-day license suspension by the state for paying Boston bars tens of thousands of dollars to carry its beers and freeze out competitors.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/02/12/state-hit-beer-distributor-with-day-license-suspension/CadsJk4om6CHfVYJP1BHwJ/story.html

Why Do We Swirl Wine?

Swirling the wine actually has a favorable impact on all three phases of the tasting

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28079

MENDOZA THE HOME OF MALBEC

Argentina has been making wine for centuries and has long been one of the highest per capita consumers of wine in the world. Yet it wasn’t until the mid-eighties that it became an international wine sales powerhouse—almost out of nowhere—with Malbec as the star.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/mendoza-the-home-of-malbec

Alternative Wine Packaging Means Lower Quality To Woman

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CORAVIN: SPARKLING WINE DEVICE OUR ABSOLUTE PRIORITY

A device that works with sparkling wine has become Coravin’s “absolute priority”, the company’s founder has revealed.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/coravin-sparkling-wine-device-our-absolute-priority/

THE 10 VERY BEST YOUTUBE WINE VIDEOS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR DAY

Feast your eyes (and ears) on these “10 Absolutely Awesome YouTube Wine Videos That’ll Make Your Day.”

https://grapecollective.com/articles/best-youtube-wine-videos

Alcohol Beverage Growth Rates

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US GETS ‘FIRST’ INFUSED AÑEJO TEQUILA

Currently held as the “only” Añejo infusion on the market, the brand plans to position itself as the leader in the infused Añejo Tequila category by making the Tequila available in multiple US states through Park Street Imports.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/worlds-first-infused-anejo-tequila-hits-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=626&date=2016-02-16

HOW SUPERMARKETS ARE BECOMING LOCAL WINE SHOPS

The average consumer spends $47 per trip to the supermarket when they don’t make a wine purchase. That amount, however, jumps to $75 when the shopper buys wine.

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THE DURAND CORKSCREW: FOR FRAGILE WINE CORKS

Like many corkscrews, the Durand has a helix that is screwed into the cork. But the Durand also has a second component with blades that is used in conjunction with screw to support the cork during the removal process.

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http://www.drinkmemag.com/the-durand-corkscrew-for-fragile-wine-corks/

How to Taste Wine and Seem Like You Know What You’re Doing

Drinking wine is like listening to music—there are loud and soft notes, lots of information to absorb, and everyone has unique tastes, so “good” and “bad” is totally subjective.

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/how-to-taste-wine/

Wine Spectator Debuts Xvalues, A Free Mobile App For Wine Novices

Wine Spectator has unveiled a new mobile app, Xvalues, intended to welcome newcomers into the world of wine. A convenient, easy-to-use wine app for iPhone and iPad, Xvalues—named for its curated selection of “extreme values”—is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store.

“Our goal is to make Xvalues the go-to app for wine consumers of varying ages and levels of wine expertise,” said Jessica Shanken, vice president of business development at M. Shanken Communications, which publishes Wine Spectator. “In general, millennials are new to wine. While shopping, there are many aisles with thousands of wines to choose from at all different price points. This app helps them avoid overpaying for a bottle or choosing a wine that isn’t good quality. It’s like buying insurance using Wine Spectator ratings.”

The Xvalues app includes in its library a regularly updated selection of Wine Spectator’s latest highly-rated, widely available bottles. It features five categories of wines: extreme values (all $12 and under); reds (all $20 and under); whites (all $20 and under); sparklers (all $40 and under); and a rotating fifth category that is tailored to upcoming holidays and seasons of the year.

Each Xvalues entry includes the bottle’s name, producer, price, region, year, tasting notes and score on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. The app also offers helpful tools like photos of wine labels, keywords to sort and simplify the library and a customizable favorites list.

Xvalues joins the popular WineRatings+ in Wine Spectator’s family of mobile apps. WineRatings+, which was updated for iOS9 in December, is consistently among the top-grossing food and drink apps in Apple’s iTunes App Store.

 

New Narragansett

Narragansett Beer is launching I Am Providence Imperial Red Ale, the fourth offering in its Lovecraft Series. Made with Pilsen, CaraRed and Vienna malts and Warrier and Citrus hops, I Am Providence is 8% abv and will retail for $12-$13 a six-pack of 16-ounce cans. Narragansett’s Lovecraft Series pays tribute to legendary horror author and Providence native H.P. Lovecraft.

COMMUNION WINE NOW AVAILABLE IN A PACKET

A picture has emerged online showing a cup of prepackaged wine complete with a piece of wafer that an unknown worshiper recently received at Communion.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/communion-wine-now-available-in-a-packet/

SAZERAC CREATES AMERICAN BOURBON ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

Sazerac has launched a new website for its American Bourbon Association, which aims to become the best source of online Bourbon information.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/sazerac-launches-american-bourbon-association-website/?article-source=newsletter&source=627&date=2016-02-17

Uncovering Value in the Wines of Tuscany

The word great is a common descriptor for the red wines of Tuscany; the word value is not.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/02/uncovering-value-in-the-wines-of-tuscany

Top 20 Off-Premise Brands

U.S. wine sales total more than $2.5 billion during first month of 2016

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=164859

Every sip you take: Sting’s wine among Italy’s best

A red Tuscan wine produced by the British singer Sting on his estate near Florence has been named among the top 101 wines in Italy.

http://www.thelocal.it/20160218/stings-red-wine-tops-charts-in-italy

Wine Consumption Percentages

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Feds Spend $1.6 Million Studying the ‘Troublesome Product’ of Malt Liquor

Study examines how cities can pursue prohibition laws against malt liquor

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-1-6-million-studying-malt-liquor/

Exploring The Styles of Vermouth

Vermouth is an aromatized wine that includes wine, botanicals, some sugar (or grape juice) and spirits–to fortify the wine.

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http://winefolly.com/review/what-is-vermouth/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=9ead15c441-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-9ead15c441-62472929&mc_cid=9ead15c441&mc_eid=d73340fcba

TOP 10 VOLCANIC WINES

Perhaps owing to the keen interest that the wines of volcanic regions such as Soave, Alsace, Etna, Santorini and Tenerife have stimulated, a wealth of scientific inquiry into these regions’ soils has also been generated.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-volcanic-wines/

The Burden of Barrel-Aged Beer

It seems like just about every brewery today has made at least a minor effort towards aging beers in some type of whiskey barrel.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/02/the-burden-of-barrel-aged-beer.html

Woodchuck® Hard Cider Unveils Day Chaser and new Private Reserve Cherry

With the 25th Anniversary in full swing, Woodchuck Hard Cider is excited to announce the release of their two newest innovative ciders. Day Chaser joins the core lineup, and Private Reserve Cherry introduces a new barrel-aged series. Both styles have started shipping and will be available to the market starting March 1st.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13221936.htm

What’s In Your Wine? A Lot More Than You Might Expect

When you drink a glass of wine, especially a relatively inexpensive glass of wine, you are drinking a huge array of compounds and chemicals that you have no idea are present in the wine

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/02/18/whats-in-your-wine-a-lot-more-than-you-might-expect/

The Neuroscience of Wine

Why our minds can be led astray about the tastes of wines.

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http://nautil.us/issue/33/attraction/the-neuroscience-of-wine

Why Americans don’t drink their share of wine

We have some catching up to do. The world is crushing us in wine drinking

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-wine-world-consumption-food-0219-20160217-column.html

Wine Drinker Usage Of Beer And Spirits

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Beyond Guinness: More brewers tap into nitrogen for their beer

Guinness developed the technique that other brewers have embraced.

http://www.startribune.com/beyond-guinness-more-brewers-tap-into-nitrogen-for-their-beer/369123011/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e090bee356-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+18%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e090bee356-36686829

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Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting

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It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

Norwood MA

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

March 8th

“A night thru Italy with Luciano”

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Come learn about some of the greatest wine regions of Italy and tasting some of the amazing wines from each one of them.

Special Guest Hosts

Luciano Castiello from Cru Artisan

And

Ciro Pirone Director Italian Wines

Horizon Beverage Group

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228892735/

 

Thursday March 24th

Yoga And Wine

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Yoga & Wine: A Fluid Journey through the Chakras

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 20

$40 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228933108/

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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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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

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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

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting!

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February 25th 7pm

It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

$15 Per Person

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

 

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

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What’s in your wine??

Secret Society For Wine Snobs

Town Of Plymouth Takes Stand

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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Novelty Upside Down Wine Glass

You drink from the base to confuse your friends.

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http://www.red5.co.uk/upside-down-wine-glass.aspx

WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN

So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/wine-pairings-for-your-chinese-zodiac-sign/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ce1daa90ae-Feb_7_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ce1daa90ae-38937345

Millennial-geared wine brand

E-card company Someecards has partnered with 1026 Beverage Company to release a new Millennial-geared wine brand, SomeWine, including a Chardonnay, red blend and Pinot Noir (all $12.99). The labels feature drawings and sayings in Someecards’ style and will rotate periodically. SomeWine is currently available in Ohio, with expansion to Indiana, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts and Arizona expected in the coming weeks. Some key grocery store accounts include HEB, Sprouts and Giant Eagle.

This invention could completely change the way we drink beer at home

What makes SYNEK interesting is that it uses boxed wine-style bags that you fill up with your beer of choice and that you then install into your SYNEK dispenser, which will keep the beer just as cold as you want it.

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http://bgr.com/2016/02/06/synek-counter-top-beer-tap/

Man lives to 107 ‘by only drinking red wine’

A recently-deceased 107-year-old Spanish attributed his long-life to drinking four bottles of wine each day and never drinking water.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-lives-to-107-by-only-drinking-red-wine-a6854906.html

What’s In Your Wine? You Might Be Surprised

The perception is that you’re drinking fermented grape juice. And the reality is, that’s not exactly the truth,

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/02/05/whats-in-your-wine-you-might-be-surprised/

ECCENTRIC BUT DELICIOUS WINE PAIRINGS

Below are five food/wine combinations that will excite such enthusiasts.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/eccentric-but-delicious-wine-pairings

In wine (as in beer) a handful of the biggest brands eat most of the market pie.

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Jancis Robinson launches online wine course

Jancis Robinson has partnered with online learning agency Electric Academy to develop a wine course which promises to give even beginners an understanding of wine in a single evening.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/jancis-robinson-launches-online-wine-course-with-half-price-offer/531452.article?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=rss&dm_i=1S8V,40U2X,HQV1F8,EJMMV,1

TOP 9 ALCOHOLIC SWEET TREATS

The line between hard liquor and sweet candy may be a hard one to tread, but that hasn’t stopped an array of alcohol-infused sweet treats from hitting the shelves.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-9-alcoholic-sweet-treats/

FRANCIACORTA SALES RISE DESPITE ‘COMPLEX’ CLIMATE

Around 16.5 million bottles of Franciacorta were sold worldwide in 2015, the consorzio announced, of which more than 1.5 million were sold in export markets.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/franciacorta-sales-up-despite-complex-climate/

Peyton Manning and Budweiser: 5 facts to know

Here are five things to know about Peyton Manning and Budweiser:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/08/peyton-manning-and-budweiser-5-facts-know/80013322/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics

A review of the 2015 wine statistics and buying trends for 2016 are generally positive. Most experts predict another good year for wine.

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https://lizthach.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/state-of-the-us-wine-industry-in-2016-trends-and-statistics/

10 Chocolate Stouts And Porters for Valentine’s Day Beer Lovers

Chocolate stout and porter could use more love, and not just because that beer seems like a natural holiday fit as Valentine’s Day approaches.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450269/1/10-chocolate-stouts-and-porters-for-valentine-s-day-beer-lovers.html

French vintners left pink-faced over fake rose wine

Some people may wrongly believe that rose wine is made by mixing red and white wine but vintners should know better — as one French winemaking group learned when they were hit with a fine for doing just that

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http://www.france24.com/en/20160205-french-vintners-left-pink-faced-over-fake-rose-wine

Has Valpolicella Ripasso had its day in the sun?

Part of the problem has been the inconsistent message the different wineries telegraph in their styles. What really is a Ripasso?

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/02/has-valpolicella-ripasso-had-its-day-in.html

Craft Wine? (Artisan? Boutique?) Most US wineries produce small and limited amounts of wine

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Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter?

The question for the wine industry is whether marijuana consumption could replace any portion of wine (alcohol) consumption.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2016/02/09/marijuana-wine-industry-disruptor

Valtellinas Are No Longer Hiding in the Hills

Way up in the foothills of the Alps, about as far north as you can go in the Lombardy region of Italy without hitting Switzerland, a series of terraced vineyards hug the hillsides overlooking the river Adda

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/dining/wine-review-valtellina.html?ref=dining&_r=2

Bars are charging a lot more for booze these days

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A LOOK AT MR. WONDERFUL’S SECRET SOCIETY FOR WINE SNOBS

The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin) is a bacchanalian society that is committed to enjoying and promoting the wines and food

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-look-at-mr-wonderfuls-secret-society-for-wine-snobs

TOP 10 LUDICROUS BUT TRUE WINE DESCRIPTORS

The average wine drinker’s tasting vocabulary may be limited to “fruity” or “nice”, but the flavor of a wine is far more complex than that. As many as 1,000 different flavor compounds have been identified in wine – not all of them fruity, and not all of them nice

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-ludicrous-but-true-wine-descriptors/

Champagne – better late-disgorged?

To many Champagne drinkers, R.D. equals Bollinger, but late disgorgement actually refers to any Champagne (usually vintage) that has been aged on its lees for longer than is usual for that particular house or cuvée, normally after an initial release several years earlier.

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http://bbrblog.com/2016/02/09/champagne-better-late-disgorged/

How Slow Food’s “Wine Bank” Is Trying to Preserve Italian Wine

Deep in the bowels of the historic Agenzie di Pollenzo, in the heart of Italy’s Langhe region, rests a stockpile of more than 100,000 bottles of Italian wine, on view as visitors file by in museum fashion.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/slow-food-italy-slow-wine-and-banca-del-vino/

The 2015 California wine grape crush totaled 3,699,242 tons, down 5% from 2014.

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Amherst MA PD to partner with liquor stores for ‘Cops in Shops’

The Amherst Police are partnering with local liquor stores to crack down on underage people buying alcohol.

http://wwlp.com/2016/02/10/amherst-pd-to-partner-with-liquor-stores-for-cops-in-shops/

BJ’s denied liquor license by Plymouth MA selectmen

One of the most important criteria that towns are allowed to consider when reviewing package store license requests, both sides agree, is need.

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20160210/bjs-denied-liquor-license-by-plymouth-selectmen

WORLD’S BIGGEST WINE BARREL UNVEILED

The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/worlds-biggest-barrel-unveiled/

Do old vines really produce better wine?

The term “old vine” is one of the last unregulated terms that you’re likely to see on a wine label

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http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Do-old-vines-really-produce-better-wine-6824260.php

Wine Market Council Unveils New Stats on Consumer Wine Consumption Habits

Wine is winning with women.  Women account for 57% of wine volume in the U.S. (Source: Nielsen Spectra 2015)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13205868.htm

Pairing Sweet White Wines with Food

Sweet white wines make a wonderful accompaniment to many foods, particularly cuisines of Southern Asia and India.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/pairing-sweet-wine-wines-with-food/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=b96cd517a9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-b96cd517a9-62472929&mc_cid=b96cd517a9&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Castle Island Grows Team, Expands Distribution Line Up

Just one month after releasing its first beer into the Greater Boston market, Castle Island Brewing Company is already ramping up production to meet growing demand.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/castle-island-grows-team-expands-distribution-line-up?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

14 Chocolate Beers To Drink on Valentine’s Day

If your date loves beer as much as you do, he or she will appreciate these chocolate beers that are perfect for the occasion

https://beerandbrewing.com/VrtgoCgAAOoZUm_-/article/14-chocolate-beers-to-drink-on-valentines-day?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=be3cc92ffd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+February+11%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-be3cc92ffd-36686829

How to Avoid a Hangover

More Than Just Hair of the Dog

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https://www.fix.com/blog/how-to-avoid-a-hangover/

THE COCKTAIL YOU SHOULD DRINK ON VALENTINE’S DAY, BASED ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS

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Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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Our 2016 Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 300 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

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February 25th 7pm

Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Tasting

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It’s that time of year…yes Girl Scout cookie time.

Time to turn it up a notch by pairing wines with these treats.

Admit it you love wine and you secretly every year like Girl Scout cookies.

There has been many online pairings posted now its our turn.

At this premium club event will we pair 6 wines with 6 cookies.

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228727738/

March 2nd

Castle Island Brewery Tour

Norwood MA

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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More Coming Soon!

Medway Community Education

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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  

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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

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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

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 02-06-16

February 6, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

02-06-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Vinitas Wineworks Partners With Us!

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We are happy to partner with Kim Simone.

Vinitas Wine Works Release:

I’m very pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Franklin Wine Club, I am now an official education provider for the Wine Scholar Guild (formerly the French Wine Society.) I will be teaching the French Wine Scholar program for the Greater Providence/Worcester/Southern MA region in Franklin for wine professionals and intermediate wine enthusiasts starting this Fall. So excited for this international recognition!

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Happy Big Game Weekend!

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2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

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.

http://ballot.wickedlocalfavorites.com

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

When To Decant Wine

Wine Is Radioactive??

Don’t Drink If You’re Not On Birth Control?

AND MORE!

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Wine News

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Your Favorite Beer and Wine Brands May Soon Be Hidden at the Supermarket

If your drink of choice hails from a craft beer label or a small vineyard, you might soon have trouble finding it at the supermarket.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

A customer shops near a display of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser brand beer in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on October 28, 2014.

http://time.com/money/4199609/beers-wine-supermarket-kroger/

How to be fine at wine

“Get to know your local independent wine retailer (most have much better quality wines than supermarkets do). Tell them which wines you have liked so far and ask them to recommend alternatives.”

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6fbb2e36-c483-11e5-b3b1-7b2481276e45.html

Everything You Need To Know about Puglia in 600 Words

In this quick read, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the wine region

https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-puglia-in-600-words

For Beer at Super Bowl, Color of the Competition Is Red and White

Beer and football may go together like wine and cheese. But lately more and more people seem be favoring a Bordeaux over a Bud Light.

Wine has made inroads into football stadiums and living rooms across the United States on Sundays.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/sports/football/for-the-super-bowl-wine-enthusiasts-more-than-hold-their-own.html?_r=0

When to decant a wine and how to do it

With a little help from Joe Valore, from Sydney restaurants Bodega and Porteno, they explain when and how best to decant wine.

http://www.businessinsider.com/video-when-to-decant-a-wine-and-how-to-do-it-2016-1

PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR 11 HEARTY STEWS

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TOP ADVANCES IN WINE TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO US

There are certain aspects of the winemaking process that are out of anyone’s control.

http://www.palatexposure.com/top-10-lists/wine-technology/

Share Of Beverage Alcohol

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Sulfur, for Better and for Worse: A Look at the Effects of Sulfite Additions in Wine

Is sulfur in wine evil? Dangerous for human health? Should it be avoided altogether? For a rather common antioxidant and sterilizing agent, sulfites sure generate an incredible amount of attention and worries.

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http://www.nomacorc.com/blog/2016/02/sulfur-for-better-and-for-worse-a-look-at-the-effects-of-sulfite-additions-in-wine/?utm_source=Blog+Nomacorc+-+English&utm_campaign=4aa2d33399-English_Language_Blog_Newsletter10_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e041d5be31-4aa2d33399-299904425

Ageing wine critics

It’s a question from wine novices that comes up repeatedly. Just how do we know how long to age our wine critics? Furthermore, how can we tell which wine critics will age well, and which will fall apart? Are there any guidelines?

http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1610

Martha Stewart’s Wine Cellar is a Disaster

She may be the queen of organization, but Martha Stewart really needs some help when it comes to the wine cellar for her Winter House.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2016/01/martha_stewarts_wine_cellar_is.html

The 7 mistakes you’re making with your daily glass of wine

One of the greatest treats at the end of a long day is a glass of wine.

http://www.coravin.com/blog/7mistakes/

Something to wine about: How to cut your wine budget without sacrificing quality

The New Year has arrived and many have one resolution in common: Saving money.

6man-supermarket-choosing-wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/cut-wine-budget-sacrificing-quality-article-1.2517666

What should be the California state wine?

The principal reasons why zinfandel should be California’s official state wine:

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http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article57751398.html#storylink=cpy

MALIBU INTRODUCES PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

The brand suggest serving the new expression in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/malibu-introduces-pineapple-upside-down-cake/?article-source=newsletter&source=617&date=2016-02-03

Rombauer introduces its first Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards marks an exciting milestone in its 35-year history with the first national release of its Sauvignon Blanc in February. It’s the first new varietal harvested by the family-owned winery in more than 20 years and the first white wine since the production of Chardonnay began in 1982

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=164200

TOP 10 BEST VALUE FOR MONEY TEQUILAS

The Spirits Business held its annual Tequila Masters, where an experienced panel of judges uncovered and recognized some of the category’s best expressions available on the global market.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/02/top-10-best-value-for-money-tequilas/?article-source=newsletter&source=618&date=2016-02-04

NFL legends tackle wine country for second careers

Football has long been more associated with beer and hot dogs than vintage vinos and fine dining, but that has changed at this year’s Super Bowl.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/02/03/super-bowl-50-napa-valley-wine-country-charles-woodson/79785884/

Here’s Why Every Glass Of Wine You Drink Is Radioactive — Yes, Really

How can you tell the difference between natural alcohol and alcohol made from petroleum?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/02/02/heres-why-every-glass-of-wine-you-drink-is-radioactive-yes-really/#7dfb43c21841

Our Friends At Quini Newsletter

Franklin Wine Club Mentioned

Our friends at Franklin Liquors in Massachusetts and Lucile’s Quini WineUp group in Vancouver are the front runners for snapping up our VIP wine tour grand prize. They have been having great fun tasting wine using Quini, each with an ever growing member base. It is awesome to watch them help people discover their personal wine taste profile, and we are excited to see how much bigger their groups get in February.

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http://quiniwine.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/C713DE1ABEE5961E/4E2D1D1C1DD3EEC6C9C291422E3DE149

DON’T DRINK IF YOU’RE NOT ON BIRTH CONTROL, WOMEN TOLD

The Centers for Disease Control, a US government health body, has said that 3.3 million sexually active women who aren’t on birth control should completely refrain from drinking.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/dont-drink-if-youre-not-on-birth-control-women-told/

NESTLÉ LAUNCHES SAKE-INFUSED KIT KAT

Nestlé Japan has launched its latest marketing gimmick aimed at tourists – a sake-infused Kit Kat with an ABV of 0.8%.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/nestle-launches-sake-infused-kit-kat/

Wicked Weed Brewing Expands Distribution To Boston Area

Wicked Weed Brewing is poised to open distribution focused on the greater Boston area of Massachusetts this week.

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http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/wicked-weed-brewing-expands-distribution-boston-area/

11 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GIN

11 facts about gin that might reintroduce you to a spirit worth knowing.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-gin/

Francis Ford Coppola’s Third Act: Italy, Wine, and the Secret of Life

The celebrated director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. But even as he revels in his latest gem—the Palazzo Margherita, in his grandfather’s Italian birthplace—the filmmaker in him is still at work on a daringly innovative project.

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http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/02/francis-ford-coppola-italy-wine-and-the-secret-of-life

Prosecco DOC Launches dot-WINE & dot-VIN Domain Names

The Prosecco DOC Consortium announces the launch of two new domain names, Prosecco.WINE and Prosecco.VIN. As one of the first wine consortia to adopt the new .WINE & .VIN domain names, Prosecco DOC joins an elite group of companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Barclays that have employed not-com names in the past year.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13197940.htm

3 Styles of Chardonnay Wine and How to Find Them

If you’re just getting started with Chardonnay, here’s what you need to know to be Chardonnay smart.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/3-styles-of-chardonnay-wine-and-how-to-find-them/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Decoding French Wine Labels and Terms

Learn useful information about French wine (by looking at the label) to find out what the wine is made of and what quality level it is.

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http://winefolly.com/review/french-wine-labels-and-terms/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=25afd6eb1d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-25afd6eb1d-62472929&mc_cid=25afd6eb1d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Prosecco

So before any of us makes our next Bellini (with Prosecco, ahem), let’s take some time to get to know the bubbles in the bottle.

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28038

Alcohol Consumption By Gender

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http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/228554809/

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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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

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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  

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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

Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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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

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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

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 01-30-16

January 30, 2016

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

The Real Meaning Of Small Business

This week the #ShopFranklin community honored its heart and soul…Sarah Mabardy.

Sarah started the whole #ShopFranklin movement and our family thanks her.

We were happy to host her Bday party in our Wine Room.

 ShopFranklin

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Sign Up For Wine News

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2016 Readers Choice Voting Is Open

VOTE!

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.

http://ballot.wickedlocalfavorites.com

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Guide To Chinese Wine Regions

Why sommeliers hate that wine app

AND MORE!

Why You Should Discover Italy’s Old Vine Wines

You’ve no doubt seen the term “old vines” on many wine labels (think Old Vine Zinfandel) but in Italy, the term takes on a whole meaning.

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http://www.winemag.com/2016/01/21/why-you-should-discover-italys-old-vine-wines/

US fine wine sales to rise in 2016 as overall market shrinks – forecast

The US is heading for its first decline in wine consumption in more than 20 years in 2016, but those who do still buy wine will spend more per bottle, a new report from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has forecast.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/us-fine-wine-sales-to-rise-in-2016-as-overall-market-shrinks-forecast-289009/#6sGW7Wh9dWeYJEOX.99

Young Americans are turning into $15-a-bottle wine snobs

American drinkers are acquiring a palate for more expensive and complex wine.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/young-americans-are-turning-into-dollar15-a-bottle-wine-snobs/ar-BBozPCV

The Spectrum of Boldness in Red Wines

This chart interprets the range of styles available in dry red wine. Although it’s possible to find a wine that doesn’t line up exactly as depicted, the chart can help explain that certain wines will always be lighter-bodied than others.

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-spectrum-of-boldness-in-red-wines-chart/

The Stories Behind 5 Iconic Liquor Logos

Liquor logos have more meaning than catching your eye on a well-stocked shelf.

https://talesofthecocktail.com/culture/liquor-logos-tell-story-brand

Spirits of the world: Mastiha from Greece

Mastika or Mastiha (‘mahs-Tee-ha’) is a liqueur from the Greek island of Chios that is flavored with a resin or sap from trees on the island

http://www.boozebusiness.com/spirits-of-the-world-mastiha-from-greece

10 Obscure Alcoholic Drinks That May Be Your Future Favorites

Let the following infographic be your guide in exploring some luscious but underestimated alcoholic beverages

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http://beveragelabels.net/less-known-alcoholic-beverages.php/

A Beer And Cheese Pairing Guide

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The perfect wine pairing for Cheetos — and other pairings you never thought you’d try but definitely should

14 wines specific wines to pair with 8 common snacks/meals

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-perfect-wine-pairing-for-cheetos-and-other-pairings-you-never-thought-youd-try-but-definitely-should-2016-1

#shopFranklin Photo Spotlight: La Cantina Winery

Great Story About Franklin MA Winery

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https://shopfranklin.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/shopfranklin-photo-spotlight-la-cantina/

The Three Secrets to Perfectly Pairing Wine and Cheese

If you love hosting dinner parties or wine-fueled gatherings, one way to enhance them is by learning the art of putting together a serious cheese plate, and pairing it with the right wines.

http://www.vogue.com/13390797/three-secrets-to-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

Why White Wine Is More Than All Right in Winter

Winter, when almost everyone thinks they should only drink red wine, is actually a wonderful time to sip on a white. Arguably a more versatile wine, it pairs well with more types of food

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-white-wine-is-more-than-all-right-in-winter-1453748358

Interest in Italian Wines Increases

People might still love Italian wines but outside a few classic areas, many regions are being left behind, according to figures from Wine-Searcher’s database.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/interest-in-italian-wines-increases-just

Understanding Cognac

The romance and history of Cognac is unparalleled.

http://tastingpanelmag.com/News/Web-Exclusives/2016/Understanding-Cognac.aspx#.Vqdls9ZZFBR

A guide to Chinese wine regions

Chinese wine region profile series on the upcoming new DecanterChina.com.

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https://www.decanterchina.com/en/index.html?article=1277

The Wine Trend No One’s Talking About (Yet): An Insider’s View

Here are five, starting with the trend no one is talking about (yet).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2016/01/26/the-wine-trend-no-ones-talking-about-yet-an-insiders-view/#57575b01d9fe

New Svedka Flavor

Svedka is looking to build off the success of its recent innovation efforts with next month’s launch of a new flavor, Cucumber Lime. Cucumber Lime ($12.99 a 750-ml.) marks the 13th flavor for Svedka, which hit 4.2 million cases on 3% growth last year, according to Impact Databank. The new offering is intended to tap the recent popularity of cool, crisp cocktails such as the Moscow Mule and Gin and Tonic, as well as capitalize on flavor trends found within Asian and Mexican cuisine.

Bronco Wine CEO urges colleagues to make bargain bottles

Fred Franzia speaks to California industry’s largest gathering

Ceres-area winery changed market with Two Buck Chuck

Franzia also dings colleagues on a few issues

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http://www.modbee.com/news/article56759273.html#storylink=cpy

New Woodford Reserve

Brown-Forman has introduced a new Woodford Reserve special edition under the brand’s Distillery Series. The new offering, Frosty Four Wood, is a mature Woodford Reserve Bourbon aged in American oak and finished in Maple, Sherry and Port barrels. Woodford’s original Four Wood whiskey, a 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation, Brown-Forman said. Subsequent filtration from those stocks produced Frosty Four Wood (90.4 proof), a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints. Retailing at $50 a 375-ml., Frosty Four Wood is debuting only at the Woodford distillery and with Kentucky retailers.

Who Owns Your Favorite Liquor Brands?

So who makes what, and who owns whom?

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/1/26/10830410/liquor-brands-hierarchy-diageo-beam-suntory-pernod-ricard

Epic Brewing Expands Distribution to Massachusetts

Epic Brewing is pleased to announce its expansion into the Massachusetts market which marks the twentieth state nationally.

http://www.craftbeer.com/news/brewery-news/epic-brewing-expands-distribution-to-massachusetts

Italian wine: 9 things to know about labels, varietal basics

Here nine facts about Italian wine:

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http://www.cleveland.com/drinks/index.ssf/2016/01/italian_wine_9_things_to_know.html

Why sommeliers hate that wine app you’re shoving at them

“I just find it really interesting that people would rather consult an app than talk,”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-food-0129-wine-sommeliers-20160127-column.html

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairings Guide

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https://www.vivino.com/wine-news/girl-scout-cookies-and-wine–we-paired-them-and-the-results-are-amazing

Can music make wine taste better?

A study has shown that people can get 15% more pleasure out of their wines by simultaneously drinking and listening to the right kind of music.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/can-music-make-wine-taste-better-281761/#lPAoFjfgu7WQVxPR.99

The Best New Wines of Sardinia Are Co-operative Efforts

It is believed the Phoenicians brought wine grapes to the island and that the Spanish might have introduced the Vermentino grape, now planted all over the island.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mariani/the-best-new-wines-of-sardinia-are-co-operative-efforts_b_9068242.html

Nielsen’s top 2015 wine trends

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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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

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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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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

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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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The Franklin Wine Club Held Its 3rd Quini WineUp Event

Members Tasted Wines And Rated Them Using The Quini App.

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Bowie Wine Is Hot!

How Oak Affects Wine

AND MORE!

Untappd Merges with Beer and Wine Recommendation App, Next Glass

Untappd, a popular mobile app that allows consumers to rate and review the beers they drink, today announced it has merged with Next Glass, a wine and beer recommendation platform.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/untappd-merges-with-beer-and-wine-recommendation-app-next-glass

Eighty-Three Years After Repeal Of Prohibition, U.S. States Still Shackle The Wine Trade

Until recently, it was easier to ship firearms to consumers across state lines than it was to ship wine.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2016/01/15/eighty-three-years-after-repeal-u-s-states-still-shackle-the-wine-trade/#2715e4857a0b4d9f118d1a71

Climate extremes threaten Australia’s wine industry

Just weeks out from the 2016 harvest, the contrasting events highlight the challenges from climate change, particularly extreme weather, faced by the world’s fourth-largest wine exporter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-wine-climatechange-idUSKCN0US2QU20160114

The App Review: Max McCalman’s Cheese & Wine Pairing App

Decades of wine and cheese trial and error have amounted to the one and only Max McCalman Cheese and Wine Pairing App

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http://www.supermarketguru.com/articles/the-app-review-max-mccalmans-cheese-and-wine-pairing-app.html

Grenache on the rise

Grenache is widely planted around the world. It is the second most widely planted grape in France, making up 60 percent of the acreage in the Rhone Valley and 70 percent of the acreage in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/allison_levine/grenache-on-the-rise/article_b34695ba-8d84-5a00-bb00-1e63f28ddacf.html

FRENCH WINE SOCIETY REBRANDS

Global education provider, the French Wine Society has rebranded as the Wine Scholar Guild following the expansion of its education programme to include wines from Italy and Spain.

Watch For Exciting French Wine Education News From US Soon!

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/french-wine-society-rebrands/

U.S. Wine Sales Total $38 billion

Retailers, restaurants and wineries all saw sales increases in 2015, swelling the size of the market for U.S. wine to more than $38 billion. Year-end data also confirmed the strength of trends toward higher price segments and thriving sparkling wine sales.

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=163380

Sierra Nevada’s ‘Beer Camp Across America’ Arrives in Boston June 18

Sierra Nevada’s second annual Beer Camp Across America will arrive at a yet-to-be-disclosed local location on June 18, promising an unprecedented regional beer collaboration involving Boston’s own Trillium Brewing Company.

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http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/01/11/boston-beer-festivals-sierra-nevada-beer-camp-june-18/?utm_content=buffer00172&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

World’s First Instant Wine Chiller

In under 60 seconds, it chills your wine to the perfect temperature so you can enjoy it the way it was meant to be.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2016/01/19/wine-accessory-crowdfunding-cryos-instant-wine-chiller/

Cider Sales See Big Decline in Growth in 2015

10.8% growth rate reflects a significant slowing in the growth of the cider sector from 2014 when growth in cider sales increased by 71%.

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http://ciderjournal.com/cider-sales-growth-decline-2015/

What’s the Big Deal About Campania?

Italy’s southwest offers some idiosyncratic and delicious wines

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/what-s-the-big-deal-about-campania

Is DOCG in the Future for these Five Hopeful Regions?

For five regions, Vallée d’Aoste, Liguria, Trentino-Alto Adige, Molise and Calabria, left at the shoreline without as much as a single DOCG, it begs for some DOCG soul-surfing.

http://acevola.blogspot.com/2016/01/is-docg-in-future-for-these-five.html#more

These 9 wine bottle designs won consumer approval over all the others tested by Nielsen.

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Understanding Maturation – Part 1: Know Your Casks

Know Your Casks

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http://www.drinkingcup.net/understanding-maturation-part-1-know-your-casks/

The quirkage of wine bottle corkage

Here are tips to make the experience go smoothly.

http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_29379854/quirkage-wine-bottle-corkage

How oak barrels affect wine

Sometimes coopers made barrels from chestnut, sometimes acacia, but they always preferred oak and still do to this day.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5055915-181/on-wine-how-oak-barrels

New Delicato

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) is boosting its presence at the super-premium tier with the launch of a new wine brand, Z. Alexander Brown, in collaboration with musician Zac Brown and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew. The Z. Alexander Brown portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Blend, which are debuting nationally, retailing at around $20 a bottle.

Christian Brother Apple

Heaven Hill Brands is introducing Christian Brothers Apple, a new flavored extension to the brandy label. Building off of the success of Christian Brothers Honey and Peach, Christian Brothers Apple is 35% abv and retails around $11 a 750-ml. Apple-flavored spirits accounted for $350 million in sales across the U.S. spirits market last year, according to Nielsen.

CHIANTI’S WILD BOAR PROBLEM ‘OUT OF CONTROL’

Members of the Chianti Classico Consorzio have recently complained again that the creatures’ numbers are “out of control” and a cull is needed.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/chiantis-wild-boar-problem-out-of-control/

Aiming High for Piedmont Wine

Alto Piemonte is a territory where Nebbiolo serves as the base for several different wines

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/11/aiming-high-for-piedmont-wine

Barossa Valley’s 2016 wines could be best in a decade

With grape picking about to get into full swing, experts say excellent conditions in South Australia are likely to produce high-quality wines provided weather conditions continue to remain favourable throughout the harvest, which stretches until April in some areas.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/barossa-valleys-2016-wines-could-be-best-in-a-decade-20160118-gm8qu9

IF YOU’RE BUYING LARGE FORMAT CRAFT BEER, YOU’RE GETTING SCREWED

How did these large format bottles become such a rip-off?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/if-youre-buying-large-format-craft-beer-youre-getting-screwed/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9d66cbfd08-Jan_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9d66cbfd08-38937345

SPARKLING WINE SWEETNESS SCALE

Cheat sheet below, featuring the info you need to buy bubbly with confidence.

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Moosehead, Canada’s Oldest Independent Brewery, to Launch Moosehead Radler for the first time in the U.S.

New style into the U.S. market this spring- Moosehead Radler.  Moosehead Radler was first introduced in Saint John, New Brunswick in 2014, and successfully expanded to other Canadian markets before coming to the US.

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/moosehead-canadas-oldest-independent-brewery-to-launch-moosehead-radler-for-the-first-time-in-the-us-300205780.html

The Top Wine Trend Predictions Of 2016, From Expert Sommeliers

Wine lovers can look forward to the expansion and emergence of several interesting trends this year—but what exactly are they?

http://chicagoist.com/2016/01/19/sommeliers_predict_2016_wine_trends.php

Bowie Wine Becomes Collector Target

Bowie-mania hits the wine world as an almost-forgotten label makes a comeback.

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/bowie-wine-becomes-collector-target

Nebbiolo: The Grape of Barolo and So Much More

Nebbiolo (“Nebby-oh-low”) is a full-bodied red wine more famously known by the two production regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont, Italy.

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http://winefolly.com/review/guide-to-nebbiolo-wine/

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Wine

Good advice for men as well!

http://www.vogue.com/13389570/ten-things-every-woman-should-know-about-wine/

9 hacks to help you drink better wine by drinking it better

Aiming for a new and improved you in 2016? That’s tough. Improving your wine experience? That’s not hard at all.

Because if you want to drink better wine, the first step is drinking wine better.

http://tucson.com/ap/lifestyles/hacks-to-help-you-drink-better-wine-by-drinking-it/article_e15ce612-28a5-50e6-ba72-a9d229eddf48.html

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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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

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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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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

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Notebook

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Table

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Wine #1

N/V Prima Perla Prosecco

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Wine #2

2015 Mulderbosch Rosé

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Wine #3

2013 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine #4

2014 MDZ Malbec

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Wine #5

2012 Tranzind Red Blend

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Wine #6

2015 Acquese Dolceoro Moscato d Asti

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Event Photos

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

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Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education/Tastings

January 18, 2016

Wine Education/Tastings

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Franklin Liquors

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Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS,*

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, MA 02038

 

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Franklin Liquors Has A Wine Tasting/Education Room That Seats 6-40

We Would Love To Host Your Next Wine Event!

Contact Us:

508-528-7338

Or Email:

liquor@franklinliquors.com

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Upcoming Events

 

Franklin Wine Club 

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 530 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

Are You A Wine Explorer Yet???

Also On Facebook

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

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Franklin Adult Education

Save The Date!

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

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Medway Community Education

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Tri-County Adult Education

 

 

French Wine Scholar Classes (FWS)

Wine Scholat Guild

Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA

New Classes Soon!

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

Save The Dates!

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

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

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and so much more!

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

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Franklin Library Events

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

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

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Event Partners

How About A Wine And Chocolate Or Fudge Tasting??

We Are Event Partners With The Sugar Shoppe!

Sugar Shoppe

Wine And Food Pairings And You Can Support A Non-Profit!

 

Vinitas Wine Works

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Other

Food And Wine Events

Franklin Liquors and our Franklin Wine Club have partnered with the Moonlight Chef.

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Contact Us For Wine And Food Pairings Events

Ask About Us Coming To Your Home!

 

Our Private Wine Education/Tasting 

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Options And Pricing

All events are held in our wine room and are 2 hours long.

You and your guest will receive your choice of 4 or 6 glasses of wine and wine snacks.

Events are fun and educational hosted by Mark Lenzi.

GREAT FOR FUNDRAISERS!!!

Minimum 6 people

 Option #1 6-12 People 4 Wines $200

Option #2 6-12 People 6 Wines $300

Option #3 13-30 People 4 Wines $400

 Option #4 13-40 People 6 Wines $500

40+ Ask For Pricing

 

Wine Room Pictures

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Mark C Lenzi

CSW,CSS,CWAS,FWS,IWS

Wine Educator For Franklin Liquors

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS( Instructor)-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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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

VOTE!

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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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

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AND MORE!

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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