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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-30-16

January 30, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-30-16

Franklin Liquors

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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.

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Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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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.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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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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See More Here:

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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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

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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

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Our Friends That Offer Wine Tastings/Education

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-23-16

January 23, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

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Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Franklin Wine Club Quini WineUp

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Are You A Wine Explorer Yet?

The Franklin Wine Club Held Its 3rd Quini WineUp Event

Members Tasted Wines And Rated Them Using The Quini App.

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

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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.

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Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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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.

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WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

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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.

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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!

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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2013 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon

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2014 MDZ Malbec

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Franklin Liquors Wine Education/Tastings

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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!

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June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

 

Matchbook Wines began in the rolling pastures of Dunnigan Hills in 2004. Dunnigan Hills, one of California’s newest AVA’s is located in northern California, east of Napa Valley. It was first planted to grapes in the late 70’s when John and Lane Giguiere returned home from college to save their family’s wheat and sheep farm. Realizing that the wheat market could no longer sustain their farm financially, and that sheep are really not that smart, the couple planted Dunnigan Hill’s original vines. These vines would be the foundation of RH Phillips Winery and the famed Toasted Head Chardonnay. Years after selling the RH Phillips label, John and Lane returned to Dunnigan Hills to begin a new venture: Matchbook Wines.

Matchbook Winery is a small, family owned winery focusing on the production of high-quality, yet affordable wines that rival the world’s best.

Daniel O’Connor began working with John and Lane in 2016, and after years of working for much larger, more corporate wine companies, he has found a home. Dan’s passion for wine began early in the restaurant business as he worked to earn his graduate and undergraduate degrees. He lives in Boston’s North End and represents John and Lane’s interest here on the East Coast.

During our tasting and seminar, We will focus on “Old World Wines in the New World,” discussing the history of the grape varietals that we will taste and their roots in France and their success in California.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/239855887/

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

 

“Napa Valley Rocks” , Napa Valley Vintners’ Unique Educational Program, digs deep into what makes Napa Valley America’s premier wine growing region.  For years, wine lovers have extolled the virtues of ripe Cabernet Sauvignons or rich, buttery Chardonnays from Napa.  Travelers flock there for stunning cuisine while they laze the day away tasting the Valley’s handsome collection of wines.  To truly appreciate Napa Valley, we need to thoroughly penetrate the surface.  The convergence of an ideal climate for grape growing, a unique geology, a compelling wine history, a pioneering, innovative spirit, a respect for the environment, and a tradition of giving back contribute to what makes Napa Valley unique.  Napa Valley most definitely has a story to tell.

About Jo Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is Napa Valley Vintners’ Greater Boston Wine Ambassador.  She was selected to attend the Napa Valley Vintners’ “Napa  Valley Rocks” program in 2010 and the “Napa Valley Vintners’ Wine Writers Academy” in 2012.  In addition, she holds the coveted Diploma of Wine and Spirits (DWS) from Great Britain’s Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Jo-Ann is also New England’s First French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar Instructor issued by the Wine Scholar Guild of Washington, DC. She is always eager to champion world wide wine regions through organizing and conducting successful marketing promotions for restaurants and retail stores throughout New England.  Jo-Ann created the unique “Edu-Tasting℠”, a 5 minute mini-class  to accompany a standard wine tasting.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240034559/

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Franklin Adult Education

Exploring Italian Wines

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Tuesday, May 23rd

Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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French Wine Scholar Classes (FWS)

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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

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Franklin Library Events

June 6th 7pm

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.! We will be discussing Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks 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!

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

Goose Island Offering Refunds

Italian Wine From New Zealand?

Wine And Salad Pairing

AND MORE!

Acquisition of liquor licenses is a cash-flow business

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

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

Cool Wines to Try in 2016

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

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

Northern Rhône Wine Region: The Land of French Syrah

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

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

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

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

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

Cheap cans of beer, ranked

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

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

Instead of a protein shake, how about a beer?

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

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

Health Benefits of Red Wine vs. Grape Juice

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

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

THESE ARE THE 11 OLDEST OPERATING BREWERIES IN THE US

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

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

Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies (2016 Update)

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

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

COFFEE-INFUSED WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN US

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

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

Suspected Groton wine bandit bagged in Rhode Island

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

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

Saga to Appeal 10-Day Liquor License Suspension In MA

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

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

Liquor Superstore Approved for Hyannis MA Despite Opposition from Competition

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

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

The Best Way to Preserve Half-Drunk Bottles of Wine

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

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

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

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

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

How To Make Boxed Wine Taste Good, 12 Different Ways

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

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

New Deep Eddy Flavor

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

Wines at Chilly Extremes

Cool-Climate Wine

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

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

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

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Wine Buyers Guide

Many Tips

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TOP 10 NEW IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES

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

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

RED WINE PREVENTS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

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

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

Guinness, Samuel Adams spearhead­ nitro beer movement

Nitro beers are having a moment right now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mayor has opposed the Boston location.

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

The Best Italian Wine Comes From… New Zealand?

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

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

The Hanes Wine Review

January 2016 Edition

http://www.haneswinereview.com

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

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

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

Why you should buy Spanish wines now

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

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

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PAPPY VAN WINKLE?

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

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

Champagne and their disgorgement dates explained

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

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

Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

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

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

6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad

Here are six tips for pairing wine with salad,

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

How Super Tuscans rescued Italy’s Chianti wine region

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

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

 

8 things you need to know about hard root beer

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

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

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

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

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

New Ballast Point

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

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

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

 

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

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

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

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

Course # B66-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

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

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

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

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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

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

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

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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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.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-09-16

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Our 2016 Education/Tasting Events Are Filling Up Fast!

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We Are Excited Once Again To Partner With

Adult Education Programs.

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Franklin

February 9th Valentines Chocolate And Wine Event

 

Medway

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March 8th Wine Tasting 101

April 5th Fudge And Wine Event

 

Tri-County

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February 23rd Oscars Chocolate And Wine Event

April 26th Wine Label Truths And Lies

 

Franklin Wine Club Events

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

This Year We Will Continue With Special Guests And Wines.

The Club Is Also Holding Quini WineUps Working Towards Special

Canadian Wine Rewards.

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

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

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

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Seinfeld Bar Opens

What’s Really In A Glass Of Wine?

Metals In Wine

AND MORE!

Do you Know the Biotech Processes behind Wine and Champagne?

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

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

How alcohol affects your appearance

Ever wondered what alcohol does to your appearance?

2-drinkaware_info_appearance_Franklin-Liquors

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

Misconceptions About Natural Wines

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

3-The-Chemistry-of-Wine-Franklin-Liquors

http://www.novacadamatre.com

Forget Margaritas, It’s Time For Mexican Wine

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

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

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

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

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

What to do with your leftover Champagne

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

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

Will France’s new wine regions threaten Champagne tradition?

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

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

SEINFELD-THEMED BAR OPENS IN MELBOURNE

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

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

The Importance of Grape Varieties on American Wine Labels

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

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

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ornellaia

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

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

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

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

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

What’s Really Inside A Glass of Wine?

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

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6-whats-in-wine-Granklin-Liquors

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

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

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

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

TOP 10 WINE BOOKS OF 2015

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

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

Metals in wine is a complicated story

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

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

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

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APP-CONTROLLED DIY COCKTAIL SYSTEM LAUNCHES

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

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

America’s Best Value Pinot Noirs

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

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

The big wine lie

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

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

Delegat Group: The Family Behind Rising Oyster Bay Wine Label

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

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

Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) Wine Guide

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

10-Viognier-wine-profile-franklin-liquors

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

The Most Interesting Wines Of 2015

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

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

HOW A ROOSTER WOUND UP ON EVERY BOTTLE OF CHIANTI

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

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

Understanding Chardonnay Across Regions

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

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

Castle Island Beer Hits Boston Market

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

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

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

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

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

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Saké

Beer

Vegan Selections

Liquor

Wines In Our Dispenser

Quini Reviewed Wines

Musings On The Vine Selections

Vinitas Wineworks Selections

AND MORE!

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

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MORE ON TAP In Store Kiosk

Interactive Technology While You Shop:

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

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More On Tap

 

Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

Thursday January 21st

Quini WineUp- New Wines To Explore In 2016

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

 

 

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

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

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

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

Course # B66-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

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

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

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

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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

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

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

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 01-02-16

January 2, 2016

Liquor Industry News/Links

01-02-16

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Happy New Year!

2016-1

From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark


 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine In Films Quiz

Puglia Italy

AND MORE!

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

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

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

Dogfish Head News

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

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT VERMOUTH IS WRONG

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

2-virtues-of-vermouth-inside=Franklin-Liquors

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

5 new brews to welcome in 2016

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

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

The U.S. Wine Market Is The Goal Post

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

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

What to Give a Wine Retailer? The Good Stuff

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

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

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

Find Out Where You Can Get Boozy With Your Books!

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

Wine in films quiz

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

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

Hard soda wars about to foam over

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

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

The hottest food trends in 2016 according to Whole Foods

Americans are looking for more convenient ways to drink wine

BUT Canned wines???

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

Spanish wine that’s inexpensive, delicious

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

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

Prescribing Red Wine: An Rx for the End of Life

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

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

Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim

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

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

Pinocchio Barrique Wine Aging Bottle

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

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

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

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

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

PUGLIA: ITALY’S VALUE WINE REGION

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

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

WINE

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016

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

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

HOW DID THESE SPIRITS BRANDS PERFORM IN 2015?

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

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

Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers

The Golden Age of Sommeliers might be over soon

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

Video Watch Concrete Wine Tanks Be Made

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

https://youtu.be/EfL3kjFhcdM

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

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

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

7 of the biggest myths about beer debunked

The drink is also commonly misunderstood.

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

 

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

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

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

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

Course # B66-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

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

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

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

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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

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

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

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Business Card Back

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-26-15

December 26, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

12-26-15

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Looking Back At 2015

Hoping You Enjoyed Your Holidays

Another Year Has Passed

2016 Will Mark Our 38th Year In Business

2015 We Faced New Challenges But Our Family Will

Work Hard To Focus On Service And Wine Education.

Thank You For Supporting Us And For Shopping Small

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From Our Family

To You And Yours

Have A Happy And Healthy

New Year!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

holiday 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How To Buy Sparkling Like A Pro

Drones In Winemaking

2016 Drink Trends

AND MORE!

Bud Light debuts can redesign to appeal to modern beer drinkers

Bud Light is getting a makeover in 2016.

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

Pyramid scheme for wine? Collectors cry foul

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

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

THE EXPERT’S GUIDE FOR PAIRING CHINESE TAKEOUT WITH WINE

Chinese food around the holidays is an American tradition.

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

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE WINES OF THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Can you feel it? The Force is awakening

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

 

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

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5 reasons to try Turkish wine

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

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

HOW OXYGEN HELPS & HARMS YOUR WINE

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Decant Vs Aerate

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Abita Brewing Releases Bayou Bootlegger Hard Root Beer

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

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

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF NITROGEN-CARBONATED CANNED BEER

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

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

Larger Wine Glasses Encourage More Drinking, Study Finds

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

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

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

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

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

Question to Legalize Marijuana Advances In MA

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

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

Infographics & Guide to Pinot Noir Wine Grape Variety

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

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

Wine Premiumization Trend Builds Through Thanksgiving

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

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Sake 101

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

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

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

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THE TEQUILA BRANDS TO WATCH IN 2016

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

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

The Bourbon Barrel Craze Arrives in Wine

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

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

2016 DRINKS TRENDS

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

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

Should you decant your Champagne?

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

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

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

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

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

JACK DANIEL’S AND SAZERAC SETTLE LAWSUIT

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

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

ALCOHOL VOTED ‘WORST’ CHRISTMAS GIFT

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

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

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

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

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

Using Drones in Wine Making (Video)

Evaluating the potential applications of drones in wine making

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

Quini Swirl

Our friends at Quini mention Franklin Liquors in recent newsletter!

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

Massachusetts’s First Annual Direct Wine Shipping Report

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

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

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

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

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

Diabetics Don’t Have to Shy Away from Wine

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

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

2015: THE YEAR IN BEER

The review of a remarkable year.

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

How to Buy Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

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

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

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Product Information

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

Wine Explorers wanted!

Join Our 290 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

2016 Meetings Soon!

Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

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

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016

 

WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

FUDGE & WINE PAIRING EVENT

Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

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

Course # B66-16 1 session

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

Sign Up

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

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

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

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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

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

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

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

Download The App

Find Them Online

www.vinobly.com

Looking For Wine Maps?

The best wine maps in the business!!

MAP

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

Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

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

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

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

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

Quini

Find Wine Reviews On Our Website

See And Search Our Latest Reviews!

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Liquor Industry News/Links 12-19-15

December 19, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

We Love To Do Wine Tastings!

Looking For A Holiday Gift?

Let Us Host A Private Tasting/Education In Our Wine Room

OR

Sign Up For Our 2016 Adult Education Classes

Great Gift Ideas!

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Our Holiday Newsletter

Gift Guide And Sale Items

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From Our Family

To You And Yours

Merry

Christmas!

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

All About Mencia

Holiday Drinking Stats

AND MORE!

The Hardest Beer Label Quiz You’ll Ever Take

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

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

11 Surprising Products Made With Beer

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

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

Mencia: The Red Wine To Know

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

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

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT WINE FOR ANYONE ON YOUR LIST

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Rebel Raw Hits Retail, Jim Koch Drops Details

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

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

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

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

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

Budweiser brewer will put kick into root beer

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

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

How to Pack Wine in Your Suitcase

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

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

What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

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

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

Ten 2016 Trends the Wine World Needs to Watch

A list of the trends we believe deserve watching.

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

Global growth potential for craft brew is crazy big!

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Top 9 places to buy wine: Beginner’s guide

Here are the top 9 places to buy wine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In-Depth Guide to the Wachau Valley Wine Region

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

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

Wine enhances wedge, and vice versa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Champagne and Champagne Method – Methods of Production

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

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

Holiday Drinking Stats

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8 GREAT HOLIDAY WINE CRAFTS

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

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

Trump Wine Sales Booming

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

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

Blanc de Blancs: The Wine Insiders’ Favorite Champagne

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

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

Amazing Sparkling Wines That Won’t Break Your Budget

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

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

Boston City Council approves BYOB

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

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

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

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TOP 10 COCKTAILS FOR CHRISTMAS

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

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

NEW GAME OF THRONES BEER ANNOUNCED

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

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

Why this Beer From Sam Adams Costs $200

How could a single bottle of beer cost so much?

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

15 of the Best Holiday Beers for Seasonal Sipping

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

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

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

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

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

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Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

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WINE TASTING 101

Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

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Franklin Liquors & 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.

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

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

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

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

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

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

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

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

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

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