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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-24-15

October 24, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

10-24-15

Franklin Liquors

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Tri County Adult Education

Wines Of France Tasting

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Read Our Blog About Event:

https://franklinliquors.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/tri-county-adult-education-wines-of-france-event/

 

Wine Glass Painting Night

This Week We Partnered With The Franklin Life Long Learning And Linda Of Franklin Art Center

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Champagne Day Friday October 23rd

The Official Champagne Day Was Friday.

Did You Know At Franklin Liquors We Label All Our True Champagne With Education Materials?

When You Buy A Bottle You Get These:

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer And Halloween Candy Pairing

Wine And Halloween Candy

AND MORE!

One Year in, Some Boston MA Neighborhoods Still Aren’t Getting Liquor Licenses

Just 20 new liquor licenses in its first year, when it could have issued as many as 25.

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2015/10/17/boston-neighborhood-restaurants-liquor-licenses-still-scarce/

How to read a wine list

The Coravin wine access system, whereby wine can be extracted from a bottle without pulling the cork, has also led to a dramatic increase in the number of very fine wines being offered by the glass.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a435af7c-72b4-11e5-bdb1-e6e4767162cc.html

Is there any point to wine points?

Wines are scored on the basis of an imagined objective level of quality.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/is-there-any-point-to-wine-points-/

THE NUMBER OF CARBS IN POPULAR WINES, BEERS & SPIRITS

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/carbs-in-popular-wine-beer-spirits-alcohol-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd8af76317-October_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd8af76317-38937345

The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever

This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-15/merlot-faces-the-heat-as-bordeaux-seeks-climate-proof-vineyards

Will Marijuana Legalization Reduce Wine Consumption?

Wine consumption tends to be high where marijuana consumption is high and vice-versa.

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http://www.vineyardfinancialassociates.com/#!Will-Marijuana-Legalization-Reduce-Wine-Consumption/chh1/561d47230cf2c3576e5bd066

Here are more than 100 beers in the A-B InBev/SABMiller merger

Some of those beers are among the most iconic in the world

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2015/10/here-are-more-than-100-beers-in-the-a-b-inbev.html

Craft-Beer Pairings for Halloween Candy (2015 Update)

We present the 2015 Craft Beer & Brewing candy and craft-beer pairings for Halloween.

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http://beerandbrewing.com/VFqm-TEAADQAK9vG/article/craft-beer-pairings-for-halloween-candy-2015-update?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=social

Why Large-Format Wines Are a Good Bet

The size of the bottle definitely matters in both the taste of the wine and the investment opportunity.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Why-Large-Format-Wines-Are-a-Good-Bet-6574181.php

US imported wine value & volume stats all over the board

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Coravin Wine System Launches New, Sleeker Model

The results of the company’s research are found in the cleverly dubbed Corvin Model Two.

http://www.eater.com/2015/10/8/9480801/coravin-wine-system-new-model

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Wine

How does one easily find their way into wine? Right here. Start here, with these 9 bottles.

http://time.com/4078387/beginner-wine-guide/

9 Wine And Halloween Candy Pairings You Need For One Super Classy Holiday

Can you think of a better way to celebrate Halloween like a total boss?

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http://www.bustle.com/articles/117557-9-wine-and-halloween-candy-pairings-you-need-for-one-super-classy-holiday

The Complete Guide to Pairing Wine and Wings

This infographic originally appeared on VinePair.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vinepair/the-complete-guide-to-pairing-wine-and-wings_b_8331262.html

New Randolph MA liquor policy defines single serve

Randolph Town Council narrowly approved a new liquor policy last week that defines “single serve” alcohol, and penalties offenders would face for violations.

http://randolph.wickedlocal.com/article/20151019/NEWS/151016039

STOLI UNVEILS FIRST REDESIGN IN 80 YEARS

Stolichnaya vodka has unveiled its first packaging redesign in more than 80 years, introducing a contemporary bottle inspired by bartenders with “improved pouring control and on-shelf visibility”.

Stoli(R) Vodka Unveils First Complete Packaging Re-Design In More Than Eighty Years (PRNewsFoto/Stoli Group USA, LLC)

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/stoli-unveils-first-redesign-in-80-years/

HEINEKEN COMPLETES LAGUNITAS PURCHASE

Global beer producer Heineken has completed its 50% acquisition of Californian craft brewery Lagunitas.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/heineken-completes-lagunitas-purchase/

PEARL VODKA INTRODUCES SEASONAL FLAVOURED VARIANTS

The Pumpkin Spice flavour “blends naturally with the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger”, creating “a delightful combination of sugar and spice”, while Chocolate Hazelnut pairs “rich chocolate and hints of delicate nut flavour” for a “smooth drinking experience”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/pearl-vodka-introduces-seasonal-flavoured-variants/?article-source=newsletter&source=542&date=2015-10-20

Sustainability makes good wine business sense

More than three out of every five acres of vineyards in Sonoma County — 62 percent of the 60,000 acres — have been through the first phase of Sonoma County Winegrowers’ campaign to have all the acres self-assessed for sustainability by 2019.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/4616631-181/sustainability-makes-good-wine-business#oA5EGllK60Izlstx.99

White Oak Winery Uncorks in The Village at Corte Madera

White Oak Winery’s New Marin County Boutique For Fine Wines & Accessories announces Grand Opening on October 29.

White Oak Tasting In Our Wine Room Nov 3rd!!

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/226052554/

 

http://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=159478

4 COCKTAIL CHERRIES TO TRY RIGHT NOW

When it comes to the ingredients in your cocktails, are you paying enough attention to the garnish?

http://chilledmagazine.com/4-cocktail-cherries-to-try-right-now/

STAINLESS STEEL BEER GROWLER AND SAM ADAMS PERFECT PINT

Rabbit, the famed wine accessories and barware brand, recently unveiled a new and highly-engineered collection which was designed in partnership with craft brewer, Sam Adams.

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http://chilledmagazine.com/stainless-steel-beer-growler-and-sam-adams-perfect-pint/

MA Liquor stores oppose bill allowing them to open Turkey Day

A group of package store owners on Tuesday came out against a bill that would allow them to open their shops and make liquor sales on Thanksgiving, arguing the business wouldn’t be worth the loss of family time.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_28996858/liquor-stores-oppose-bill-allowing-them-open-turkey

 

http://patch.com/massachusetts/wilmington/should-liquor-stores-be-open-thanksgiving-0

SLOVENIA EXPECTS ‘EXCEPTIONAL’ 2015 VINTAGE

Winemakers in the Styria region of Slovenia are expecting this year’s vintage to rival the “exceptional” 2011, according to Slovenian wine producer P&F Wineries.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/slovenia-expects-exceptional-2015-vintage/

WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES WHITE CORN BOURBON

Woodford Reserve has released a limited edition white corn Bourbon that reflects the production processes used by distillers in the mid-1800s.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/woodford-reserve-launches-white-corn-bourbon/?article-source=newsletter&source=543&date=2015-10-21

The Small Details to Look For in a Good Sommelier

Drinking a bottle of wine in a restaurant should be as close to effortless as possible

http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/961267-129/bar-code-the-small-details-to

CENTRAL OTAGO ‘ON SAME JOURNEY AS BURGUNDY’

Central Otago is progressing ever closer towards a Burgundian model of wine production, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/central-otago-on-same-journey-as-burgundy/

Should You Have Wine ? Flowchart…

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WHAT IS MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION, AND WHAT IS IT DOING TO MY WINE?

It also won’t actually ferment your wine a second time. It will, however, reduce the overall acidity and create an impression of smoothness, even butteriness. How? Glad you asked!

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-malolactic-fermentation-and-what-is-it-doing-in-my-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0eaa9fc139-October_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0eaa9fc139-38937345

WINE TRAINING REMAINS AN ‘UNTAPPED MARKET’

Increasing demand for training that strikes a balance between being informative without being too intimidating or “know it all”.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/wine-training-remains-an-untapped-market/

SCOTLAND’S ‘FIRST’ PINOT NOIR SINGLE MALT LAUNCHED

The limited edition Longrow Red Pinot Noir 12-year-old Single Malt Whisky is aged for one year in Pinot Noir barrels shipped over from Valli Vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand. The rest of the whisky’s ageing is done in Bourbon casks.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/springbank-unveils-pinot-noir-barrel-aged-single-malt/

The smartphone effect: An app to help buy your wine

More and more people are looking at more than bottles when choosing wines.

http://www.startribune.com/the-smartphone-effect-an-app-to-help-buy-your-wine/335186801/

Beck’s Beer Fans Could Get $50 Payout

Beer drinkers who’re miffed that Beck’s is actually made in the United States can get a small payout through a class-action settlement approved by a judge

http://wbt.com/becks-beer-fans-could-get-50-payout/

New fall beer flavor is peanut butter

This time of year, a lot of you want pumpkin beers.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2015/10/21/forget-pumpkin-beer-new-fall-flavor-peanut-butter/1z5QVz1REqCYRITVBNx0KK/story.html

Could Beer Save The Honeybees?

Managed honeybees are still struggling in the United States, both from varroa mites and from other factors that scientists are still working to understand.

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/21/3714501/beer-for-bees/

 

5 PUMPKIN COCKTAILS TO MIX RIGHT NOW

A Pumpkin Shortage? Good Grief!

http://chilledmagazine.com/5-pumpkin-cocktails-to-mix-right-now/

HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS FROM GREY GOOSE VODKA

Designed to be a worthy treat for adults this Halloween – try these sophisticated cocktails from GREY GOOSE vodka.

http://chilledmagazine.com/halloween-cocktails-from-grey-goose-vodka/

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White Oak Winery Tasting

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

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Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

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Prosecco and Pastries

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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

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

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Tri County Adult Education Wines Of France Event

October 21, 2015

Tri County Adult Education Wines Of France Tasting/Education Class

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N/V Cote Mas Brut- Limoux

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2014 La Chamblisienne Saint Bris-Chablis

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2012 Jean-Marc Bernhard Pinot Blanc-Alsace

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2013 Domaine Jean Vullien Et Fils Jacquere-Savoie

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2011 Domaine De La Renjarde-Rhone

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2006 Chateau Tour Prignac-Bordeaux

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-17-15

October 17, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, QCE*

Innovating Wine Education This Week

We Love To Keep Up On Wine Education And Trends.

Along With Our Many Wine Tastings Each Week We Seek Training And Education.

 

New Zealand Education

New Zealand Came To Boston This Week

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http://www.nzwine.com

The New Zealand Boston 2015 Had It All Even Some 2015’s

 

Quini Does It Again!

Our Friends At Quini Held A Wine Tasting Webcast.

Aromatic Wines Were Tasted And Reviewed Using The Quini App.

Great Job Sam!

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Franklin’s La Cantina Wines For Sale!

We Are Proud To Now Be Selling La Cantina Wine Online.

La Cantina Is A Winery In Franklin MA

https://www.scankart.com/browse/franklin-liquors/la-cantina-winery-chardonnay-750ml/

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Consumer Holiday Spending

History Of Cocktails

New Products

AND MORE!

These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In Massachusetts

Franklin was ranked 5th as the least drunk places in MA. Or the most sober, if you will

http://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the-10-drunkest-places-in-massachusetts/

How to buy wine: look for specific words on the label, not cute design

Wine labels are designed to catch your eye in a dizzying sea of often-lookalike options, but grabbing for the best-looking label is not the smartest way to shop

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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/09/how-to-buy-wine-look-for-specific-words-on-the-label-not-cute-design

Quiz: Which Missouri Wine are you?

Find out which Missouri wine you are and what dishes and desserts to try with it

I was Norton!

http://www.voxmagazine.com/2015/10/which-missouri-wine-are-you-quiz/

Here’s how a Big Beer merger could hurt craft brewers

By dramatically expanding its existing distribution network in Europe, Asia, and other countries—and focusing on its own bigger brands as it has frequently done domestically—an AB InBev/SABMiller combo could hamper the expansion of U.S. craft beers in international territories

http://fortune.com/2015/10/09/big-beer-merger-craft/

The best beer jingles ever made

Here are a few of the most memorable jingles that sold different brands of beer – some of which no longer even exist

http://journalstar.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/slideshow-the-best-beer-jingles-ever-made/collection_08ad9206-6dda-11e5-a85b-bf6615e1d1ac.html

More glassy-winged sharpshooters found in Marin, Sonoma

Agricultural pest inspectors in Sonoma and Marin counties found a greatly feared nemesis for North Coast winegrape vines, as well as for other plants, on nursery shipments from Southern California.

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http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/4592658-181/more-glassy-winged-sharpshooters-found-in#qUVAkKXGPeci8G1c.99

The Science of Wine: How Banfi Wines Uses Innovation to Stay Ahead

Wine making is one of the most competitive businesses in the world. Similar to distilleries and breweries, it seems like a new, exciting winery opens its doors every week. It’s difficult to find a way to get ahead of the competition. That is unless you innovate and use science like the folks at Banfi Wines.

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http://www.craveonline.com/culture/908515-science-wine-banfi-wines-uses-innovation-stay-ahead#mAH0gmwCC62q4d0Q.99

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Brewers Continue to Flood Market With Soda-Like Beers

A-B InBev also appears to be taking aim at MillerCoors-owned Redd’s Apple Ale with a couple new apple brews

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http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/lowdown-shock-top-super-bowl-bud-light-apple-coming/300683/

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF GERMANY: MAP & INFOGRAPHIC

The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to Germany’s wines, including the thirteen wine growing regions, the major grapes that grow in each of them, along with essential info on how to decode a German wine label.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/intro-wines-of-germany-map-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=951d65bc93-October_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-951d65bc93-38937345

Growers Suffer Low Yields in Paso Robles

Most vineyards yield 50% less than normal; some not worth harvesting

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=158958

There are many affordable choices in French wine

There are many affordable choices in French wine, well-balanced wines which deliver great QPR – or quality to price ratio.

http://www.tribstar.com/features/valley_life/grape-sense-there-are-many-affordable-choices-in-french-wine/article_bd90c01f-b256-579d-a6ea-3d4d552a998f.html

Quini Newsletter

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Franklin Wine Club Mentioned

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Threat of arsenic in wine is low

The health threat from arsenic in wine is low unless one also eats a large amount of other contaminated foods, according to a second study by the same author.

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2015/10/11/findings/py4MzpoS37jVyR0JNQi1VI/story.html

Consumer Holiday Spending

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OAK BARRELS VS. OAK ALTERNATIVES

There is powdered oak, oak chips, oak staves and oak pieces in innumerable shapes and sizes.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/oak-barrels-vs-oak-alternatives

Find out which beer is made closest to you with this crazy map

A dedicated community of GPS enthusiasts maintains a list of every brewery and brewpub in North America over at poi-factory.com.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/06/find-out-which-beer-is-made-closest-to-you-with-this-crazy-map/

WHAT IS CRÉMANT?

It’s sparkling wine, in fact, and useful to know about if you like your bubbly, or if you just wanna sound cool at a party.

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

THE HISTORY OF THE COCKTAIL IN PICTURES

Great slideshow of the history

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/the-history-of-the-cocktail-in-pictures/

Brews and candy pairings add flavor to Halloween

It sounds like a trick to pair beer with candy, but for some it’s a treat.

http://www.pe.com/articles/beer-783234-pairing-candy.html

AB InBev, SABMiller Reach “Agreement In Principle” On $106 Billion Deal

After years of pursuit, top global brewer AB InBev appears to have finally corraled top rival SABMiller. The two brewing giants issued a joint statement this morning that they have reached an “agreement in principle” on key terms of a deal that would see AB InBev pay £44 ($67) a share, or about $106 billion, to acquire SABMiller, representing a 50% premium to the latter’s share price on September 14, the day before renewed speculation erupted about a potential merger. The proposed deal would create a global brewing colossus with a market share as high as 35%, according to Impact Databank.

SABMiller’s largest shareholder, Altria Group, which owns a 27% stake, hailed the agreement, and SABMiller’s board—which rejected three previous offers—is expected to recommend it to shareholders. Under U.K. takeover rules, the two parties have until October 28 to iron out final terms, and AB InBev has agreed to pay $3 billion if the deal falls through.

While the long-awaited AB InBev-SABMiller tie-up has major global implications, the world’s two largest beer markets—China and the U.S.—may see little change. In the U.S., due to AB InBev already holding a nearly 50% market share, regulators will likely require SABMiller to relinquish its 58% stake in MillerCoors, its joint venture with Molson Coors that has a market share of around 25%. In China, SABMiller owns a 49% stake in top brewer CR Snow, and AB InBev is the third-leading player.

Meanwhile, U.S. regulators have fixed their gaze on AB InBev in a separate matter. The U.S. Justice Department and California attorney general are questioning whether AB’s pending purchases of wholesalers in Oakland and San Jose could potentially bottle up distribution of several craft beer brands handled by those operations. AB currently owns 17 of the 500 distributors that handle its products in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported, and has made a number of moves at the wholesale tier lately.

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Revolution Expands Distribution to Massachusetts

Revolution Brewing has announced plans to officially expand distribution to Massachusetts, signing with Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) for statewide coverage beginning Nov. 2.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/revolution-expands-distribution-to-massachusetts

Treasury Wine Estates to Buy U.S. and British Brands From Diageo

The Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates said on Wednesday it would buy the majority of the United States- and Britain-based wine assets of the alcoholic beverage company Diageo for $552 million in cash to bolster its sales in the world’s biggest wine markets.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/business/dealbook/treasury-wine-estates-to-buy-us-and-british-brands-from-diageo.html?_r=0

Why wine bottles have gotten thicker, heavier

This is a relatively new phenomenon: the greater use of ultra-heavy bottles to imply greatness.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4565292-181/why-wine-bottles-have-gotten

The Art of Making Beer Syrup

It’s possible to make a beer-flavored, non-alcoholic syrup with ingredients you already have in your kitchen

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http://www.outsideonline.com/2021626/art-making-beer-syrup

Top 6 Wine Faults: Their Causes & How to Identify them?

Our ingographic helps you learn about the most common wine faults, how to identify them, and what causes them. We’re also giving tips on how to eliminate some of them, or temper their negative effect.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/10/15/top-6-wine-faults-their-causes-how-to-identify-them/

MUST MIX: FUN CANDY COCKTAILS

Mix up some of these fun candy cocktail creations

http://chilledmagazine.com/must-mix-fun-candy-cocktails/

How much sugar is in your alcohol?

The NHS recommends your daily sugar intake should not exceed 50g, but how much of that is taken up by alcohol?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/how-much-sugar-is-in-your-alcohol/

A Look at Fall 2015’s Best Drink Books

From the newly updated Oxford Companion to Wine to cocktail books from The NoMad and The Dead Rabbit, behold the best drink books the fall/winter 2015 season has to offer.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/best-drinks-books-fall-winter-2015-wine-beer-cocktail-recipe-books/

A look at new world vs. old world wine style

Broadly speaking, wines from Europe follow a historical style, and wines that don’t come from Europe — called new world wines — either follow the Europeans or make their own way and come up with something entirely new.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/food/3859979-wine-savvy-look-new-world-vs-old-world-wine-style

SMIRNOFF TARGETS SHOT MARKET WITH NEW FLAVOURS

The new Smirnoff Electric range comprises Berry, Apple, Mandarin and Guarana each packaged in fluorescent coloured bottles that activate under black light.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/smirnoff-targets-shot-market-with-new-flavours/?article-source=newsletter&source=539&date=2015-10-16

Everything You Need to Know About Wine Cocktails

Thankfully, the wine cooler is not the only wine cocktail around.

http://www.eater.com/2015/10/15/9541873/wine-cocktails-101

What Do Wine Lovers Mean by ‘Smooth’?

It may be the word most often used to describe wine, but ‘smooth’ is actually pretty hard to define. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague searches for an answer and finds that it’s a matter of taste

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-do-wine-lovers-mean-by-smooth-1444922974

The Guide to Petite Sirah Wine

Explore the flavors and tastes of Petite Sirah wines and find out how to pair it with food.

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http://winefolly.com/review/petite-sirah-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5626e7320f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5626e7320f-62472929&mc_cid=5626e7320f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Native Wine Grapes of America

I’d like to introduce you to several of the native wine grapes of America.

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http://winefolly.com/review/native-wine-grapes-of-america/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5626e7320f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5626e7320f-62472929&mc_cid=5626e7320f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Montepulciano Wine Guide

Montepulciano (“mon-ta-pull-channo”) is a medium-bodied red wine grape that is supposed to have originated in central Italy.

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http://winefolly.com/review/montepulciano-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5626e7320f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5626e7320f-62472929&mc_cid=5626e7320f&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Impact Databank’s Look At Single Malt Scotch’s Top Players

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BUFFALO TRACE WARNS OF ‘POOR’ VAN WINKLE YIELD

This year about half the usual amount of 20 and 23-year-old Van Winkle will be available, while yields of 15-year-old have also been reduced.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/buffalo-trace-warns-of-poor-van-winkle-yield/?article-source=newsletter&source=538&date=2015-10-15

SPANISH WINES PROMOTES FOOD PAIRING

A new initiative called “Eat Spain Drink Spain” has launched in the UK to show that Spanish wine and food are the “most natural of partners”.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/spanish-wines-promotes-food-pairing/

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November 3rd

White Oak Winery Tasting

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Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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Medway Community Education

Nest Classes Winter 2015/16

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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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

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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

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

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

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October 10, 2015

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Happy Columbus Day Weekend! 

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The Franklin Wine Club Hosted The Summerland Winery

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Why Champagne Is good For You

Rolling Rock “33”

New Products

AND MORE!

UNDERSTANDING KOSHER WINE

The grapes can be grown and harvested by anyone, but after harvest, everything must be done by Sabbath–observant Jews. The head winemaker, however, does not have to be Jewish as long as the Sabbath–observant staff are the only ones handling the winemaking materials and equipment.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-kosher-wine

New California AVAs to know about

As California’s wine industry matures, so does the sophistication of its regional appellations. Cathy Huyghe finds a lively quest for identity as she visits three of the most successful newer California AVAs.

http://www.decanter.com/features/new-california-avas-to-know-about-276152/#dzfE6GwCPdQRrTyD.99

7 reasons why drinking champagne is scientifically good for you

You needn’t feel guilty next time you pop the champagne cork at a wedding, christening or perhaps just a particularly indulgent breakfast.

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/7-reasons-why-champagne-is-scientifically-good-for-you-a3071566.html

Reconsidering the Influence of the Wine Store

Zachary Sussman on the changing influence of the wine store, and why it continues to be overlooked.

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http://punchdrink.com/articles/reconsidering-the-influence-of-the-wine-store/

Biodynamic wines: A taste of freshness among the philosophies

Biodynamics is a beyond-organic way of farming that is based on the theories of Rudolf Steiner

http://www.sacbee.com/news/news-services/article37776417.html#storylink=cpy

The ABC’s of wine tasting

Here are a dozen terms every savvy wine-taster should know

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http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/the-abcs-of-wine-b99581185z1-330756031.html

Forget Red, White, and Rosé—Orange Wine Is What You Should Be Sipping This Fall

It refers to certain white wines

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http://www.vogue.com/13357330/orange-wine-fall-drinking/

A guide to sounding like a pro when you sample beer

Here’s a guide to sounding like a pro when you sample.

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http://www.jsonline.com/features/drinks/a-guide-to-sounding-like-a-pro-when-you-sample-beer-b99581193z1-330756081.html

BORDEAUX ON TRACK FOR ‘BEST VINTAGE SINCE 2010’

The rain that fell over much of the Bordeaux region last weekend appears to have been too little and too late to spoil what is being predicted by many Bordelais to be the best vintage since 2010

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/bordeaux-on-track-for-best-vintage-since-2010/

WHY MOVI, THE CHILEAN MOVEMENT OF INDEPENDENT VINTNERS, IS IMPORTANT

MOVI is a group of independent Chilean winemakers who banded together in 2009 to form a purchasing group and marketing organization

https://grapecollective.com/articles/why-movi-the-chilean-movement-of-independent-vintners-is-important

Alternative pumpkin beers are brewed with squashes and yams.

Not all pumpkin beers actually contain pumpkin and instead are merely spice beers with no pumpkin added.

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http://theweekender.com/tapthis/12799/tap-this-alternative-pumpkin-beers-are-brewed-with-squashes-and-yams

Champagne Education

Expand your enjoyment and appreciation of Champagne with Champagne Masters. By enlisting only the most authoritative sources in discussing the wines of five prominent Maisons, Champagne Masters advances the way we think about, taste and serve Champagne.

http://champagnemasters.com

DIAGEO ADDS SERVING FACTS TO CROWN ROYAL PACKS

The first cases of Crown Royal that contain macro-nutritional information on the product and a serving facts panel are now being shipped to the US.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/diageo-adds-serving-facts-to-crown-royal-packs/?article-source=newsletter&source=532&date=2015-10-07

New Ste Michelle Wines

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is introducing three new single-vineyard wines under its Seven Falls Cellars label. Retailing at $40 a bottle, the new entries include a GPS White Blend, Jones Vineyard; GPS Cabernet Sauvignon, Stone Tree Vineyard; and GPS Zinfandel, Jones Vineyard. The new Seven Falls offerings will be in limited on-premise distribution and also will be sold on the brand’s e-commerce site.

New Narragansett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is adding to its specialty Lovecraft Series with the release of Reanimator Helles Lager. The third installment of the lineup honoring Providence native H.P. Lovecraft, Reanimator is made with the base of Narragansett’s Bock beer that is then dry-hopped with Czech Saaz, Hallertau and Citra hops. It follows other Lovecraft Series brews Honey Ale and Olde Ale. Reanimator Helles Lager (6.5% abv) will be available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans priced between $11.99-$12.49 throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.

10 wine grape varieties you’ve probably never heard of, but should try

Info on other grapes

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/10-wine-grape-varieties-youve-probably-never-heard-of-but-should-try-2015-10

How wine labels shifted from Old World class to social media-worthy sass

The lineage of wine label design and explores why serifed fonts and dusty mansions have been replaced by hashtags and hippos (for better or for worse)

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/how-wine-labels-shifted-from-old-world-class-to-social-media-worthy-sass/article26657713/

“33”: THE MANY MYTHS BEHIND THE ROLLING ROCK LABEL

The number “33,” printed on the back of every bottle of Rolling Rock, without apparent explanation.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/33-the-many-myths-of-rolling-rock/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3f029b36b3-October_7_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3f029b36b3-38937345

Italy beats France to become world largest wine producer

Italy has surpassed France to take to crown of world largest wine producer in 2015, according to European Union data.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/italy-beats-france-become-world-largest-wine-producer-1522907

GRATEFUL DEAD RELEASES WINE TO MARK 50 YEARS

A limited edition wine marking the 50th anniversary of rock band the Grateful Dead has been released by Wines That Rock, in partnership with California’s Mendocino Wine Company.

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GRATEFUL DEAD RESERVE WINE LAUNCHES CELEBRATING 50th ANNIVERSARY (PRNewsFoto/Wines that Rock)

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/grateful-dead-releases-50th-anniversary-wine/

NAPA WINEMAKERS PRAISE 2015

According to the Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVVA) quality is likely to be high but quantities are lower than average.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/napa-winemakers-praise-2015/

Behold, the World’s First Text Message-Based Liquor Store

Drinkeasy wants to make it even easier for smartphone-fixated millennials to get drunk. Send a text message to this SMS-based liquor store and it’ll text back with information on a particular liquor; to buy it, just reply “HELL YES.”

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http://www.eater.com/2015/10/7/9473191/drinkeasy-text-message-liquor-delivery

10 Essential Tips for the Modern Wine Drinker

Where do you begin to break down a long list? How do you talk about your bottle budget without coming off cheap or tacky? Do you really need to pair your wine with your food? What’s with all these new wine apps?

http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/10/wine-essential-tips.html#

JOSE CUERVO UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION ROLLING STONES BOTTLES

Jose Cuervo has launched two special edition bottles in homage to the Rolling Stones’ 1972 North American Tour.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/jose-cuervo-unveils-rolling-stones-bottles/?article-source=newsletter&source=533&date=2015-10-08

MAKER’S MARK LAUNCHES PRIVATE BARREL PROGRAMME

The Maker’s Mark Private Select Barrel Program will kick off in November 2015, with bottled product available for sale by retail participants from March 2016.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/10/makers-mark-launches-private-barrel-programme/?article-source=newsletter&source=534&date=2015-10-09

Why the Jura is a mine of new discoveries for the discerning wine lover

From chardonnay to more obscure grapes, the Jura is a rich hunting ground for less familiar wine styles

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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/08/jura-wine-review-fiona-beckett

BIG CHOICE BREWING WILL DEBUT BEER IN A NEW KIND OF RESEALABLE CAN

In late October, Big Choice will unveil a new beer packaged in 19.2-ounce cans with a resealable lid – not the twist-off kind, but one that slides back into place so that the beer can be opened one night and finished the next.

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http://www.westword.com/restaurants/big-choice-brewing-will-debut-beer-in-a-new-kind-of-resealable-can-7206955

Marty’s seeks Colella’s liquor license in Hopkinton MA

The owner of Marty’s liquor stores in Newton and Brighton is hoping to open a new location in part of the former Colella’s supermarket on Main Street.

http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20151008/NEWS/151005920

DIANE KEATON LAUNCHES ‘UNPRETENTIOUS’ WINE

Speaking to People, the 69-year-old actress said the wine is specifically produced to be served over ice, as that is the way she likes to drink wine – a habit she said picked up while living in New York in the 1970s.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/diane-keaton-launches-unpretentious-wine/

Cabernet Outgrows Chardonnay Off-Premise Sales in Long Term Projection

Over the last year the volume of Cabernet Sauvignon sold off-premise grew 4.8% compared to a 0.7% growth for Chardonnay, which has been the biggest varietal wine for decades, but may now have a serious threat to its dominance.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/10/08/cabernet-outgrows-chardonnay-sales-projection

Calories in Red Wine: Do They Really Matter?

Will red wine make you fat? The answer to this question and why calories in red wine aren’t really the problem. In fact, the only thing you should be worried about is in your head…

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http://winefolly.com/tutorial/calories-in-red-wine/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d8594cc1cc-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d8594cc1cc-62472929&mc_cid=d8594cc1cc&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Musings On The Vine Selections

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Upcoming Events

Franklin Wine Club Meeting

CLUB

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Join Our 270 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

October 28th

Quini WineUp-Halloween Wines

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/225699920/

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

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Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

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Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

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Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

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Medway Community Education

Nest Classes Winter 2015/16

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

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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

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

 

Not Your Father’s Wine 101-an unconventional approach to wine education

Thursday, October 15, 2015; 7-8:30pm

Cost: $25 per person, please register by emailing kim@vinitaswineworks.com

Love to drink wine but think you “don’t know enough about it?” Join us for an evening of wine education like no other. Bring all your wine questions to a casual learning environment where we’ll taste 6 wines and engage in great conversation. You’ll discover what styles and flavors you like best and leave with more wine-buying confidence.

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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

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

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Franklin Wine Club Summerland Winery Tasting Event

October 9, 2015

Franklin Wine Club Summerland Winery Tasting

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October 3, 2015

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Franklin Liquors Featured In A Local Spotlight

Our Family Would Like To Thank Local Resident And Realtor Kiernan Reed. Kiernan Does A Great Job In Supporting The Town With Spotlights. Please Follow Her On Facebook And Check Out Her Blog

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

CA Harvest Update

How Many Grapes Are in That Bottle

AND MORE!

Scientists Believe They’ve Figured Out Exactly What Gives Wine Its Terroir

There’s something else less visible that contributes to this — the local microbes that populate the soil and live on the skin of the grapes that made your wine

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http://www.grubstreet.com/2015/09/wine-microbes-flavor.html#

UNDERSTANDING PORT

Port is a rich, sweet fortified wine named after Oporto, the second largest Portuguese city which is on the Douro River.

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/understanding-port

Big changes coming for Samuel Adams beer

Samuel Adams nitro beers will be sold on draft and in cans with a ‘widget’ inside, a plastic, nitrogen-filled sphere that creates the same effect as nitro on draft.

http://fortune.com/2015/09/26/samuel-adams-nitro-beer/

Midnight Cellars receives high ratings for wines

Midnight Cellars Winery was recently recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Vinous

http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/midnight-cellars-receives-high-ratings-for-wines/42568/

The U.S. market’s top super-premium Bourbon brands

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The truth about red wine’s health benefits

One day, a story emerges saying red wine is good for you. The next day, it’s bad. The next day, it’s good again.

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http://www.vox.com/2015/9/28/9408159/red-wine-alcohol-health-benefits

New Narraganett

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has unveiled Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter, the latest entry in the brewer’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up local collaboration series. Created in partnership with North Kingstown, Rhode Island-based shop Allie’s Donuts, the Double Chocolate Porter is brewed with chocolate malt, dark crystal malt and cocoa nibs. The 5.5%-abv limited edition seasonal will be available through the winter, sold in six-packs of 16-ounce cans ($8.49-$9.49 a six-pack). Narragansett’s distribution footprint currently spans New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

81% of all wine consumed in the U.S. is drunk by high-frequency wine drinkers — 33% of the market — according to the Wine Market Council.

Those vital consumers are now drinking more beer and spirits.

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8 Essential Beer Hacks You Need To Know Immediately

The all-around BEST solutions for any and every beer-mergency

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/foodbeast/beer-hacks_b_8222928.html

Winchester MA selectmen vote down liquor license transfer

The neighbors didn’t think a liquor store was the best commercial use for the adjacent residential area.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2015/09/30/winchester-selectmen-decline-allow-liquor-license-transfer/1rl0Qa8gCMP83ZklF91sjP/story.html

Arsenic found in many U.S. red wines, but health risks depend on total diet

A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon

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http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/09/29/arsenic-found-in-many-u-s-red-wines-but-health-risks-depend-on-total-diet/

Moët Hennessy Launches New Upscale Sonoma Wine Brand, Smoke Tree

Smoke Tree includes a Sonoma County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The brand will retail around $24.99 for the Pinot and $19.99 for the Chardonnay, but a primary focus will be the on-premise by-the-glass segment, where the wines will likely sell around the $12-$15 range. Smoke Tree initially will launch in eight markets—New York, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.—before expanding nationally.

Mass. firm gets certification for device that spots fake wine, honey or juice

Billerica-based scientific instrument firm Bruker Corp. has gotten an international accreditation for a device that it says can prove whether your bottle of 2009 Chateau Margaux is the real deal.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bioflash/2015/09/mass-firm-gets-certification-for-device-that-spots.html

HOW MANY GRAPES ARE INSIDE YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE?

Generally speaking, every single bottle of wine is made up of 600-800 individual grapes. That’s about 10 clusters.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-many-grapes-are-inside-your-bottle-of-wine/

Why Do We Decant Wine?

How To Decant Wine

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/10/01/how-to-decant-wine-the-beginners-guide/

JD Sinatra Bottle

Brown-Forman has officially launched Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century, honoring the legendary entertainer’s 100th birthday. Only 100 barrels of the 100-proof whiskey are being released, packaged in individually numbered 1-liter bottles that come enclosed in a luxury gift box along with a selection of previously unreleased Frank Sinatra tracks. The set retails at around $500. This is the second Sinatra commemorative offering from Jack Daniel’s, which introduced a 90-proof Sinatra Select whiskey in 2013.

Lite Steinie Bottle

Miller Lite is returning to its “Original Steinie Bottle” packaging for a limited time this holiday season. The 12-ounce retro bottle format is launching nationwide through December. According to Impact Databank, Miller Lite declined 1.9% to 13.4 million barrels in 2014, but has seen its performance improve somewhat since introducing some of its original branding elements across its packaging over the past year.

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Cabernet Franc Wine Guide

Cabernet Franc (“Cab-err-nay fronk”) is medium-bodied red wine whose origins likely lie in the Basque country of France.

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http://winefolly.com/review/cabernet-franc-wine-guide/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=5ed74e7ad2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-5ed74e7ad2-62472929&mc_cid=5ed74e7ad2&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Slovenian Wine

Slovenia’s position affords it an envious array of growing conditions that produce some incredibly unique wines, and although the emphasis has always been on white, its reds can be equally enticing.

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https://winelandia.com/2015/10/01/slovenian-wine/

Fetzer Sees Hobbs Partnership Yielding Increased Quality

Following its move earlier this year to partner with winemaker Paul Hobbs, Concha y Toro’s Fetzer Vineyards is already seeing significant improvements in viticulture and wine quality,

http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2015/10/01/13456/fetzer-sees-hobbs-partnership-yielding-increased-quality/

Harvest Update: Lots of Stuck Fermentations, Little Smoke Taint

Mavrik North America has been approached by a surprising number of its clientele for assistance with stuck fermentations. Encounters with smoke taint on the other hand are, as expected, quite limited so far.

http://www.winebusiness.com/suppliernews/?go=getSupplierNewsArticle&dataid=158507

ePour Technologies Launches Its Patented Wine by the Glass System

ePour Technologies is proud to announce the commercial launch of its innovative high volume/high value system for serving wine by the glass. The countertop system utilizes a patented pumping, temperature, and pour control system to maintain consistent quality and pour accuracy with every glass poured.

http://epourtech.com

Roero- The Road Less Traveled

Another excellent wine zone very close to the Langhe that doesn’t receive the attention it should.

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https://learnitalianwines.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/roero-the-road-less-traveled/

Marzemino Grape Variety & Wine

Marzemino is an Italian red wine grape variety mainly grown in the Northern region of Trentino-Alto-Adige.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/10/03/marzemino-grape-variety-wine/

Response Time to MA Winery Fire Questioned

The fire at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm and Winery at 44 Old Worcester Road broke out in August

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Response-Time-to-Winery-Fire-Questioned-330375971.html

What Is Pét-Nat Wine? An Ancient Winemaking Style on the Rise

Pétillant-naturel (natural sparkling) is a catch-all term for practically any sparkling wine made in the méthode ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished, without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-01/what-is-p-t-nat-wine-an-ancient-winemaking-style-on-the-rise

New rail line will ruin Sauternes, say winemakers

Sauternes producers in the Graves region of Bordeaux fear the approval of a high-speed railway line through their appellation will destroy their wines

http://www.lepanmedia.com/new-rail-line-will-ruin-sauternes-say-winemakers/

US Beer Sales Volume Growth In 2014

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Wine Glass Painting Night

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Natural Food/Wine Tasting

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Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

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Medway Community 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

Upcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

 

Not Your Father’s Wine 101-an unconventional approach to wine education

Thursday, October 15, 2015; 7-8:30pm

Cost: $25 per person, please register by emailing kim@vinitaswineworks.com

Love to drink wine but think you “don’t know enough about it?” Join us for an evening of wine education like no other. Bring all your wine questions to a casual learning environment where we’ll taste 6 wines and engage in great conversation. You’ll discover what styles and flavors you like best and leave with more wine-buying confidence.

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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

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

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

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-26-15

September 26, 2015

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iSommelier Gadget

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Garnacha – The Best Wine You’ve Never Heard Of

The first thing to note about these remarkable wines is what value they are

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickpassmore/2015/09/18/garnacha-the-best-wine-youve-never-heard-of/

Making Wine Sense: Smell – It’s Science!

Sniffing or smelling wine is perhaps the most important step when experiencing wine.

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http://winestarservices.com/making-wine-sense-smell-its-science/

There’s evidence that Irish whiskey’s rapid rise is slowing a bit.

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New Guinness

Guinness is foraying into the red-hot IPA segment with the launch of Guinness Nitro IPA. Debuting nationwide this month at retail and on tap on-premise, the new brew features five hop varieties and a blend of carbon dioxide and nitrogen that “helps to balance out the profusion of hop flavors, while also creating the signature surge and settle made famous by Guinness Draught,” in the words of the company. Guinness Nitro IPA is 5.8% abv and will retail around $9 a six-pack of 11.2-ounce cans. Guinness Draught was down 5% to 9.4 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

SIZE OF SIP ‘AFFECTS WINE’S TASTE’

In other words, the floral and baked apple flavours expected by the likes of Chardonnay, Semillon, and Sauvignon Blanc are easier released in bigger sips.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/size-of-sips-affects-wines-taste-says-research/

FORGET APPS & SCORES: JANCIS ROBINSON EXPLAINS WHY WINE CONSUMERS SHOULD EDUCATE THEMSELVES

There has been a move away from simply wanting ratings and tasting notes to wanting stories and journalism

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/forget-apps-scores-jancis-robinson-explains-why-wine-consumers-should-educate-themselves/

Sommelier tastes box wine

Patrick Cappiello, voted the superhottest somm of 2014 and shaping up to be a finalist for 2015, tasted some box wine on camera

http://www.drvino.com/2015/09/19/sommelier-tastes-box-wine/

Wine & Spirits Magazine Announces Top 100 Wineries of 2015

Producers from around the world that earned the magazine’s highest ratings across a range of their wines.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/09/21/wine-spirits-magazine-top-100-wineries-2015/

The awkwardness of being a wine snob

Do you need to be an expert to enjoy a tipple? Yes, to some extent

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http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-drink/article/1859102/awkwardness-being-wine-snob

A Comic Book History of Six Distinct Styles of Beer

Despite being a graphic novel with a slightly precious backstory (a guy goes into buy a six pack but doesn’t know what to get), the depth of the information and breadth of history packed into these 170 pages is astounding.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/a-comic-book-history-of-six-distinct-styles-of-beer-20150921

The iSommelier, possibly the ultimate wine accessory and an answer to the wine-timing dilemma.

The iSommelier is a device created by the Chinese firm iFavine.

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New Technologies Trending Now in Wine

New innovation arrives every day. Here are a few of those trends coming upon us quickly:

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Absolut Targets Whiskey Trend With Oak-Rested Vodka

With whiskey riding high in the U.S. market, even vodka brands are looking to get in on the brown spirits boom. Absolut is extending its portfolio with Oak, a new vodka that has been rested on American, Swedish and French oak and is intended to give Absolut a place in classic cocktails where brown spirits have traditionally held sway.

Oak retails at $25 a 750-ml., compared to around $20 for the core brand. Distribution is currently in several test markets, with plans to expand into additional markets in the near future. The company suggests drinking the category-crossing new offering on the rocks, or in cocktails like the “Oak Sour,” “Oak Ginger,” “Oak & Cola” and “Oak Mule.”

Absolut is also introducing a new limited-edition “Electrik” bottle for its flagship original vodka. Rolling out October 1 at $20 a 750-ml., Absolut Electrik is geared toward the nightlife segment, featuring sleek, metallic styling, and will be sold throughout the holiday season.

Dogfish To Release Spirits

Delaware-based Dogfish Head is expanding with the launch of a new spirits line under the Dogfish Head Distilling Co. banner. Debuting in November, the portfolio will include Dogfish Head Analog Vodka (80 proof), Compelling Gin (88 proof) and Whole Leaf Gin (90 proof), with a rum and a whiskey expected to follow. The well-known craft brewer has been distilling spirits on a small scale at its Rehoboth brewpub since 2002, but these new offerings were created at its new Milton-based distillery, which includes two 500-gallon copper stripping stills and a 250-gallon copper vodka column. The Dogfish Head Distilling Co. lineup will be available on- and off-premise throughout Delaware by Thanksgiving, with distribution to other mid-Atlantic markets planned for 2016.

10 Must-Have Books for the Wine Lover’s Library

Great resources for wine drinkers different sophistication and interests.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13288071/1/10-must-have-books-for-the-wine-lover-s-library.html

Introducing Angry Orchard Stone Dry

New Style is Cider Maker’s Fresh American Approach to a Traditional English Dry Cider

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/introducing-angry-orchard-stone-dry–now-available-nationwide-300147266.html

The World’s Most Scientific Koozie Test

Have you ever wondered which koozies keep your beer coldest while maintaining your hand temperature?

http://beerandbrewing.com/VftXexwAAOAAPl8e/article/the-worlds-most-scientific-koozie-test

Top 7 Wine And Spirits Decanters

The world of wine and spirits decanters is full of wonders and has been so for centuries. We’ve found the best ones for you for all budgets…

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/24/top-7-wine-spirits-decanters-in-the-world/

Making Wine Sense: Smell Capabilities

There are so many smells! In fact, we know we are capable of perceiving over 10,000 different chemical compounds that register as smells!

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http://winestarservices.com/making-wine-sense-smell-capabilities/

Damilano Unveils Barolo ‘1752’ Cannubi Riserva

Comprised of only the best Nebbiolo grape selections of the 2008 vintage in the “grand cru” Cannubi vineyard,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/09/22/damilano-barolo-1752-cannubi-riserva

Germany + Pinot = Super Delicious

There’s a savory side of German wine that’s super delicious… we’re here to talk German Pinot.

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http://winefolly.com/review/germany-pinot-super-delicious/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=18b7ba8ff6-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-18b7ba8ff6-62472929&mc_cid=18b7ba8ff6&mc_eid=d73340fcba

Weed’s Effect on Wine Sales

Distributor reports alcohol sales fell, then rebounded, after marijuana legalization in Colorado

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http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=158097

MYTH BUSTED: BOURBON DOES NOT HAVE TO BE MADE IN KENTUCKY

“authentic” bourbon: that it’s produced in the United States, made with a minimum 51% corn content, distilled to no higher than 160 proof, and barreled at no higher than 62.5% ABV in charred, new oak containers. No mention of Kentucky or blue grass anywhere in there.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-bourbon-does-not-have-to-be-made-in-kentucky/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=0bbcd0cc13-September_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-0bbcd0cc13-38937345

Apothic Dark Is Here!

E.&J. Gallo is reintroducing its limited-release Apothic Dark ($14) variant ahead of Halloween. The launch dovetails with the ongoing popularity of dark red blends, a trend which has also spawned products like Ménage à Trois Midnight Dark Red and Gnarly Head Authentic Black. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Apothic more than tripled to 2.2 million cases in the U.S. from 2011-2014.

Billerica MA selectmen pull store’s liquor license indefinitely

Because store officials submitted false information about the identity of the store owner and manager, according to police.

http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_28869526/billerica-selectmen-pull-stores-liquor-license-indefinitely

 

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Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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Not Your Father’s Wine 101-an unconventional approach to wine education

Thursday, October 15, 2015; 7-8:30pm

Cost: $25 per person, please register by emailing kim@vinitaswineworks.com

Love to drink wine but think you “don’t know enough about it?” Join us for an evening of wine education like no other. Bring all your wine questions to a casual learning environment where we’ll taste 6 wines and engage in great conversation. You’ll discover what styles and flavors you like best and leave with more wine-buying confidence.

Thanksgiving Wines Class Thursday, November 19, 2015 7pm

When it comes to serving wine for Thanksgiving, did you know it’s more about matching the wine to the side dishes than to the turkey? We’ll taste through a variety of whites and reds, all of which would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. Cheese and crackers will be provided.

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

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

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

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March 21, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

Support Your Local Independent

A recent survey in UK found that only 5% of consumers buy regularly from independent wine stores. If we don’t support them, our future wine choice may be severely limited.

While we find it as hard to resist a good deal as anyone, We also want to see small shops thrive. And if you don’t buy at least some of your wine from them, that just won’t happen.

In The UK they started a campaign March For The Independents were small stores band together to support each other’s “small” businesses.

We get that concept now more than ever! That’s why we are all in on the new

#shopfranklin small business campaign in town.

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We along with many other businesses in town are small family owned. We research products to sell that are small and family owned. At our education/tasting events we always stress you have a choice where your money goes. Its been said that 80% of wine sold in USA is owned by a handful of “winemakers”.

We will continue to support #shopfranklin and hope that Franklin small businesses never see only 5% of you.

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Arsenic In Wines

Job Lot To Sell Booze

All About Residual Sugar In Wine

 

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Regulators say powdered alcohol is illegal in Massachusetts

A powdered form of alcohol is off limits for sale in the state, regulators warned

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article13937873.html

Infographics & Guide to Chardonnay Wine Grape Variety

Chardonnay is probably the most famous white grape variety in the world.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/16/infographics-guide-to-chardonnay-wine-grape-variety/

4 ANIMATED RELIEF MAPS OF EUROPE’S FAMOUS WINE REGIONS

While each country is unique, and soil and climate play equally vital roles in what sort of wine you can produce, these maps offer a unique view of how and where wine is grown in Europe.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/4-animated-relief-maps-europes-famous-wine-regions/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=532386e631-March_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-532386e631-38937345

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn’t have to be that way

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/wine-and-food-pairing-rules_n_6840770.html

New Sandra Lee Cocktails

Diageo has partnered with Emmy-winning celebrity chef and editor Sandra Lee for the launch of a new line of premixed Margarita cocktails. Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas are available in Key Lime and Strawberry and made with real Key limes and strawberries, pure cane sugar, blue agave silver Tequila, Triple Sec liqueur and natural flavors. The RTD is gluten-free and has fewer than 150 calories per 4-ounce serving, the company says. The release comes ahead of Cinco de Mayo and summer entertaining. It’s being supported by Lee’s consumer magazine as well as social activations on Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook, in-store promotions, point-of-sale material, and a cause-marketing campaign, Cocktail Time for a Cause. Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas (13% abv) are available nationwide, retailing at $15.99 a 750-ml

The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

For a handful of small wine distributors in Massachusetts, the Foxboro Terminals warehouse facility was a great fit, until the roof caved in last month.

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2015/03/13/the-roof-fell-through-these-wine-businesses/nBbSldfnlBWas4XOPdIQaK/story.html

The Beer Briefcase

The Beer Briefcase is a metal-look briefcase with combination locks to prevent unwanted drinking.

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http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iivg/

SAN DIEGO GETS SERIOUS ABOUT WINE

If a wine region is ranked by how long it has been making wine, San Diego should be considered one of America’s top regions.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/san-diego-gets-serious-about-wine

Residual sugar in wine, with charts and graphs

Residual sugar is the sugar from the grapes that’s left over after fermentation; more residual sugar makes a sweet wine, and the absence of residual sugar makes a dry wine.

http://winecurmudgeon.com/residual-sugar-in-wine-with-charts-and-graphs/

The Real Cost of a $10 Bottle of Wine? $2.40

That’s the figure, according to Steve Melchiskey, director of importers USA Wine West, at ProWein, the annual wine trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/the-real-cost-of-a-10-bottle-of-wine-2-40

14 simple hacks every wine drinker should know

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Magic Hat Releases Big Hundo IPA Outside Vermont for First Time

Big Hundo tips the scales at the absolute peak of bitterness with 100 IBUs. Dry hopped with Simcoe, it gives off a heady hop aroma and is accompanied by a flattering dark golden body. Big Hundo has an ABV of 9.0%.

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http://www.brewbound.com/news/magic-hat-releases-big-hundo-ipa-outside-vermont-for-first-time

Angry Orchard Green Apple Released in 16 Oz. Cans

As the number one selling hard cider in the US[i], Angry Orchard makes a variety of year-round styles

http://www.brewbound.com/news/angry-orchard-green-apple-released-in-16-oz-cans

TEXAS NOW 5TH LARGEST WINE PRODUCER IN US

Vine plantings are on the rise in Texas, which is now the fifth largest wine producer in America after California, Washington, New York and Oregon.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/03/texas-now-5th-largest-wine-producer-in-us/

KENTUCKY DERBY TIES WITH OLD FORESTER ON OFFICIAL MINT JULEP

The historic Kentucky Derby has collaborated with Brown-Forman to make Old Forester Mint Julep its official drink.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/old-forester-rtd-named-kentucky-derby-cocktail/?article-source=newsletter&source=383&date=2015-03-17

Guinness beer flavored potato chips now available in US

Now Irish food lovers, no longer have to choose between the two thanks to Burts Potato Chips, a British Snack Food company.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/03/16/guinness-beer-flavored-potato-chips-now-available-in-us/

The 13 Best Beer Countries in the World, Ranked

If you’re looking at sheer production volume numbers, China is number one. If you’re looking at consumption per capita numbers, it’s the Czech Republic.

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-13-best-beer-countries-in-the-world-ranked-113273604936.html

How to Make a Bargain Bottle of Wine Taste More Expensive

It’s called hyperdecanting and it has wine lovers frothing.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/make-bargain-bottle-wine-taste-expensive/story?id=29691513

2014 CRAFT BEER DATA INFOGRAPHIC

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Can a new Cava classification win over consumers?

Cava producers are gearing up to launch a new classification rank for single estate wines,

http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/wine-articles/588085/can-a-new-cava-classification-win-over-consumers

WORST BINGE DRINKING STATES IN THE US

Wisconsin was found to be the state with the greatest levels of binge drinking, followed by Nebraska, District of Columbia, North Dakota and Massachusetts.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/03/worst-binge-drinking-states-in-the-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=385&date=2015-03-19

HORNITOS UNVEILS SPICED HONEY FLAVOUR TEQUILA

This latest addition to the on-trend flavoured Tequila market is 35% abv with an RRP of US$19.99 for a 750ml bottle.

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MillerCoors gains gluten-free certification for Coors Peak

MillerCoors has become the first of the big three brewers to produce a beer that received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, the group said Wednesday.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2015/03/18/millercoors-gains-gluten-free-certification-for.html

MILK, FISH AND EGGS ARE IN YOUR WINE…SOMETIMES

Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a bottle of wine, and been met with a lump of gunky, muddy looking paste?

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/milk-fish-and-eggs-are-in-your-wine-sometimes/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2ae6720e3b-March_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2ae6720e3b-38937345

New Massachusetts Licensing Platform

Certificate of Compliance holders can renew their licenses online through the state’s new online system, the “eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.”

http://shipcompliantblog.com/blog/2015/03/17/new-massachusetts-licensing-platform/

Americans Have the Fever for Flavored Alcoholic Beverages

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TIME LAPSE – CHICAGO RIVER BEING DYED GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY, 2015

https://youtu.be/1qHHalOaQQs

“Very high levels of arsenic” in top-selling wines

They included Trader Joe’s famed Two-Buck Chuck White Zinfandel, which came in at three times the limit, a bottle of Ménage à Trois Moscato was four times the limit and a Franzia Blush had five times the EPA limit for drinking water.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawsuit-claims-high-levels-arsenic-found-some-california-made-wines/

FULL LIST OF THE WINES

http://patch.com/connecticut/hamden/has-your-local-hamden-wine-retailer-heard-these-wines-may-contain-poisonous-arsenic

Wine Institute Fact Sheet on Arsenic

http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/03202015

Ocean State Job Lot hopes to sell wine and beer in Leominster and Sturbridge MA

The North Kingston, R.I.-based discount chain plans to apply for a license to sell wine and beer at closeout prices

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http://www.telegram.com/article/20150319/NEWS/303199837/1237

WHAT AMERICA DRANK ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY: INFOGRAPHIC

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-we-drank-on-st-paddys/

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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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St. Patrick’s Wine Of The Day

March 17, 2015

 

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Fine Irish Cab

750ml $13.99

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March 15, 2015

Get Your Irish On With:

Grady Family Vineyards

2011 Petite Sirah

750ml $15.99

 

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