Posts Tagged ‘drinks’

Liquor Industry News 04-27-20

April 27, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

04-27-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

Live our 360°, virtual reality Champagne experience

A thrilling virtual reality tour of Hillsides, Houses, and Cellars of the Champagne region recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the champagne region using our 360° Champagne application.

https://360.champagne.fr

 

TUSCAN WINERY EXPERIMENTS WITH GEORGIAN GRAPES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

One variety in particular, which stands out, is Saperavi

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/tuscan-winery-experiments-with-georgian-grape-to-fight-climate-change/

 

Do different panellists (experienced, trained, consumers and experts) evaluate white wine in different ways?

The results of the sensory task completed by the different groups of panellists indicated that experience with a sensory method affected the results.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/04/12/do-different-panellists-experienced-trained-consumers-and-experts-evaluate-white-wine-in-different-ways/

 

Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

If well-being is the sum of its parts, understanding the health benefits of wine calls for a holistic perspective.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-and-health-a-bio-psycho-social-perspective/

 

Oak in winemaking; dissecting the origin, selection and science of barrels

For over 2000 years oak has been a fundamental component in the production, maturation and transport of wine.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/2020/04/15/lets-talk-about-oak/

 

What Are the Top Ten Free Online Wine Education Options?

One of the most fascinating aspects of wine, according to many wine aficionados, is that there is always something new to learn.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/14/what-are-the-top-ten-free-online-wine-education-options

 

How Pennsylvania became one of America’s most fascinating wine regions

Here’s the lowdown on the Keystone State

https://sommelierbusiness.com/en/articles/menu-intel-1/from-penns-vineyard-to-pinot-noir-how-pennsylvania-became-one-of-americas-most-fascinating-wine-regions-96.htm

 

Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a builder’s unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase.

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8215693/amp/Builder-transforms-staircase-WINE-CELLAR.html

Essential apps for drinks enthusiasts

There are now plenty of apps available for the at-home bartender or on-the-go consumer who wants to find their next spirits purchase.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/essential-apps-for-drinks-enthusiasts/

Jameson creates digital platform for bartenders

The new Jameson Hosts trade engagement platform provides a space for members of the global bar industry to receive wellbeing support, enhance their technical knowledge and collaborate from their own homes through video content.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/jameson-creates-digital-platform-for-bartenders/

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Turns to Eco-Friendly Bottles

The new bottles will be lighter, reducing energy usage when shipping the wines across the nation.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/16/shannon-ridge-family-wines-turns-eco-friendly

The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs

Cooking with wine with a low-and-slow cooked red wine-braised short rib recipe.

https://www.expressnews.com/food/recipes-cooking/article/The-rules-for-cooking-with-wine-and-how-to-make-15197275.php

How Might Resveratrol and Red Wine’s Antiaging Properties Work? Study Reveals New Possibilities

A regular glass of table wine contains about 0.5 to 1 milligram of resveratrol

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-might-resveratrol-and-red-wine-s-antiaging-properties-work

 

Franzia’s Boxed Wine Packaging Redesign “Jammed” Up in Trademark Dispute

JaM Cellars is the owner of trademarks relating to the word JAM used in wine products

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/franzia-s-boxed-wine-packaging-redesign-58728/

 

19 Crimes Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg kicks off the partnership with 19 Crimes first California wine, appropriately named ‘Snoop Cali Red’

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/04/15/19-crimes-announces-partnership-with-snoop-dogg

 

Buffalo Trace creates kosher-certified whiskeys

The new bottling’s, described as the “first authentic kosher whiskeys”, comprise of: Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon, Kosher Wheat Recipe Bourbon and Kosher Straight Rye Whiskey.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/04/buffalo-trace-creates-kosher-certified-whiskeys/

 

Party Store, Package Store, or Liquor Store? The ABCs of America’s Alcohol Retailers

As Americans and U.S. residents, the myriad state laws dictating where and when we can buy our booze are complicated.

https://vinepair.com/articles/liquor-store-package-party-guide-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5dbdaf40b7-APRIL_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5dbdaf40b7-38937345&mc_cid=5dbdaf40b7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boxed Wine and Vodka Made From CO2: The Green Future of Booze

A green movement is sweeping the wine and spirits world.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boxed-wine-vodka-made-co2-180931064.html

Helpful Podcasts for Wine Lovers

In the last few years podcasts have become one of the best sources for both education and entertainment on the Internet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadvari/2020/04/15/helpful-podcasts-for-wine-lovers/#16c48a6533f1

 

Can I use a Coravin wine-preservation device to open a bottle of Champagne?

Definitely not. The folks at Coravin say their product should only be used on still wines. Please follow their advice!

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/can-i-use-a-coravin-wine-preservation-device-to-open-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Nine Ways to Gear Up and Support Your Favorite Winery

During this time when you can’t go to your favorite wineries, you can still buy something to show your support, both physically and financially

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/16/best-winery-gear-shopping-guide/

 

Italian Sparkling Wines Abound In Impact’s “Hot Brands” List

Eight Italian wine brands earned Hot Brand honors this year, from a total of 16 imports.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2020/04/16/25287/italian-sparkling-wines-abound-in-impacts-hot-brands-list/

 

WILL WINE IN TUBES BE THE NEXT BIG THING?

In collaboration with forward thinking Italian producer, Orion Wines, the ‘bag in tube’ wines are 100% recyclable and contain the equivalent of three 75cl bottles

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/will-wine-in-tubes-be-the-next-big-thing/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Cocktails

Here is everything you need to know to master the technique and improve your shaken cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-shake-cocktails-correctly-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

AriZona Is Making a Hard Tea Spiked With Vodka

AriZona Hard Green Tea, a vodka-based, 5-percent ABV beverage, in Canada.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/arizona-spiked-vodka-hard-tea/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ccdd8234b0-APRIL_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ccdd8234b0-38937345&mc_cid=ccdd8234b0&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Quick Guide to Iranian Wine

So while the wine scene has been very limited in Iran for the last 41 years, the region as a whole over the course of civilization has largely embraced the stuff.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/iranian-wine-in-us/

 

Is the coronavirus pandemic the beginning of changes to the three-tier system?

Will the success of Internet sales and restaurant delivery during the pandemic lead to changes that will make it easier for us to buy wine, beer, and spirits?

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/is-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-beginning-of-changes-to-the-three-tier-system/

 

You can use your Instant Pot to whip up batches of sour beer.

This method uses the Instant Pot’s yogurt function to promote bacteria growth (the good kind) to create refreshingly tart flavors in unfermented beer (wort).

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-brew-beer-in-your-instant-pot/

 

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water – essentials for many quarantined Americans.

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2200G3

 

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 04-20-20

April 20, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

04-20-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

 

Pairing wine and hockey movies

Hockey seems to be no closer to coming back, but at least the liquor stores are deemed essential businesses in most places.

https://www.theicegarden.com/2020/4/4/21201245/pairing-wine-and-hockey-movies

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

Research has indicated that some wines, especially those on the sweet side, may play a role in the controversy due to higher sugar content.

https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20200405/off-vine-does-drinking-wine-cause-headaches

Is Wine Fattening?

This article reviews the calories in wine, how it compares with other alcoholic drinks, and whether drinking too much of it can lead to weight gain.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-wine-fattening

The end of corked wine?

But the family-owned cork-making behemoth Amorim in Portugal says it has now developed a secret procedure to expel all TCA, thus saving the wine.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8191003/No-corked-wine-Secret-method-guarantees-bottles-NOT-spoil.html

Five reasons for trending Vegan Wine

Here are the five reasons why vegan wine is trending in 2020 and how beneficial it is to us

https://sflcn.com/the-trending-wine-story-5-reasons-why-vegan-wine-is-trending-in-2020/

5 things you never knew about wine

How much do you really know about wine?

https://www.bhg.com.au/5-things-you-never-knew-about-wine?category=food

10 OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST CALORIE BEERS 2020

There’s never been a better time to dive into the lower calorie/light beer market.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-of-the-worlds-lowest-calorie-beers-2020/

 

6 of the Best Whiskey Mixers

As always, some experimentation may be in order to find what suits your taste best.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-best-whiskey-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=22a24d5317-APRIL_7_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-22a24d5317-38937345&mc_cid=22a24d5317&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How to Keep an Opened Bottle of Wine Good for Days

Tips on how on keep that bottle good for more than a day

https://www.eater.com/2020/4/6/21206860/how-to-store-open-bottle-wine-tips-tools-kismet-kae-whalen

 

Does Beer Go Bad?

Everything you need to know to make sure your beer haul stays fresh.

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/04/08/how-long-does-beer-stay-fresh/

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Fortified Wines And How To Drink ‘Em

These hefty wines are created by adding a neutral grape spirit to a base wine to boost the booze content and give it a longer shelf life.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a32054169/what-is-a-fortified-wine/

 

Can Virtual Wine Tastings Ever Really Substitute for Real-Life Interaction?

While virtual tastings don’t carry the logistical considerations like allowing for enough elbow room at the tasting bar, they also don’t replace the nuances of an in-person interaction.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/virtual-wine-tasting-guide/

 

Podcasts for Every Wine Lover, From Beginners to Experts

51% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast last year, and more than 30% listened monthly.

Don’t forget The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast!

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/07/wine-podcasts/

Why being a wine hipster is possibly not such a bad thing

The dictionary definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream” and given that a hipster is supposed to be fascinated by “style, authenticity and uniqueness”, it doesn’t seem the worst subculture you could be part of.

https://winemag.co.za/wine/opinion/why-being-a-wine-hipster-is-possibly-not-such-a-bad-thing/

Why Your Happy Hour FaceTimes With Friends Might Be Saving The Wine Business

By drinking a bottle you purchased from your local restaurant or wine shop, you are helping these places stay afloat during the lockdown.

https://www-refinery29-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.refinery29.com/amp/en-us/buying-wine-from-local-business-during-pandemic

7 of the Best Tequila Mixers

As a tequila ages, it also picks up notes of baking spice, vanilla, and caramel. As a result, there is a broad range of mixers that can complement and enhance its multifaceted personality.

https://vinepair.com/articles/7-best-tequila-mixers/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Wine Certification Courses

Whether you’re a wine trade professional, a sommelier in a restaurant, or a wine lover eager to learn more, you are probably interested in wine certification courses.

https://awinestory.com/wine-certification-courses/

New Seagram’s Escapes Italian Ice Variety Pack is Here, Just in Time for Spring

All three flavors — lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry — were previously sold separately as limited-edition products.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/seagrams-escapes-italian-ice/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d608738a-APRIL_9_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d608738a-38937345&mc_cid=29d608738a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Wine Quotes in Movies and Music, According to Industry Pros

Winemakers, somms and more share their favorite wine-in-pop-culture moments.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/08/best-wine-quotes-movies/

Which wine should I pair with deviled eggs?

Eggs are a tough match for wine. They’re savory, and their yolks can coat your mouth, dulling the flavor of some wines. Plus, the sulfur in eggs can make some wines seem bitter or metallic.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-wine-should-i-pair-with-deviled-eggs

The Five Virtues of a Wine Lover

Here then, are five essential characteristics of a wine lover that, if embraced, can forever change your relationship to wine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/04/the_five_virtues_of_a_wine_lov.html

Will Covid-19 Change Online Wine Forever?

Even as the “stock-up” boom starts to subside, many e-commerce channels continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/04/will-covid-19-change-online-wine-forever

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 04-13-20

April 13, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

04-13-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

 

AUSTRALIAN COURT RULES ON AU$1M ‘WILL’ WRITTEN ON BEER CARTON

His latest ‘will’ was written on scraps of paper, including a coaster and part of an old beer carton.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/australian-court-rules-on-au1m-will-written-on-beer-carton/

How to make wine in your Instant Pot

All you need is supermarket grape juice, proper yeast and sugar, and you’re all set. That’s the theory anyway. And now the time has come to put this crazy idea to the test.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-wine-in-your-instant-pot-a-step-by-step-guide-to-brewing-at-home/

4 Global Wine Trends To Take Note of in 2020

A wide-sweeping report on global wine trends reveals how wellness, Millennials and gender preferences are reshaping consumption patterns around the world.

https://ph.asiatatler.com/dining/4-global-wine-trends-in-2020

A Guide to Wine Phenolics

Polyphenols (phenols, phenolics) describes a diverse group of compounds that share a phenol ring incorporated into their chemical structure.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/jennifer-angelosante/posts/phenolics

How Franco’s 40-Year Rule Changed the Course of Spanish Wine and Cheese

His destruction of vineyards, particularly those producing white wine grapes; push for bulk red wine and quantity over quality; and outlawing artisanal cheese are all effects that can still be felt today.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-francos-40-year-rule-changed-the-course-of-spanish-wine-and-cheese/

What to Drink with a Majorly Misunderstood Cheese

Gouda is a misunderstood cheese here are wines for it

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2019/12/19/gouda-wine-cheese-pairing-tips/amp/

6 Ways to Explore New Beers at Home During Self-Isolation

Simply put, if you drink beer, you’re probably drinking a lot more beer at home right now due to the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.foodandwine.com/beer/how-drink-craft-beer-collection-during-coronavirus-isolation

Dry Your Eyes: ‘Wine Tears’ Finally Explained by Science

Surely you’ve noticed the slow-dripping streaks encircling the inside of your wineglass after swirling a Port or a hearty Cab

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-your-eyes-wine-tears-finally-explained-by-science-unfiltered

 

 

The Right Glass Could Make Your Wine Taste Better

All the parts of a wineglass — including its shape, material, stem and base — play a role in the wine-tasting process.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wineglass-shapes.htm

Chianti’s Top Tier Grows Up

Chianti Classico still has an envy problem, but it no longer has a classification problem: Gran Selezione has grown up.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/chiantis-top-tier-grows-up

Which grapes are used in the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux?

Blanquette de Limoux is a sparkling wine from the Languedoc region in southern France.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/which-grapes-are-used-in-the-sparkling-wine-blanquette-de-limoux

9 Food and Wine Pairings for Quarantine

This is quarantine time, which increasingly translates to less in the way of fresh goods and more in the way of non-perishable grub.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/quarantine-food-and-wine-pairings/

You’ve Heard Of Tannins In Red Wine—But Do You Know What They Are?

Here’s a quick rundown so you can taste-to-impress the next time you throw back a bottle or two.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/a31958487/tannins-in-wine/

Here’s How the Wine Industry Is Answering Seltzer Mania

Wine sales in the United States fell last year for the first time in 25 years.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/31/heres-how-the-wine-industry-is-answering-seltzer-m.aspx

30 Easy Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know

A well-stocked home bar is worthless if you don’t know your way around a jigger, shaker, and bar spoon and can’t remember the difference between a Manhattan and a Martini.

https://vinepair.com/articles/30-best-easy-cocktail-recipes/

BEST DRINKS-BASED APRIL FOOLS OF 2020

April fools in the beverage industry

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/best-drinks-based-april-fools-of-2020/

MA News

On-premise outlets in Massachusetts will be permitted to sell beer and wine to go under a new law that’s set be signed by Governor Charlie Baker. Similar rules have been instituted across many states that, like Massachusetts, have shut down their on-premise markets during the COVID-19 crisis. The Massachusetts measure allows on-premise operators to sell up to 1.5 liters of wine to go in its original sealed container per transaction, and up to 192 ounces of malt beverage in a sealed container. All orders must also include food.

An Introduction to Morellino di Scansano

Read on for our guide to Tuscan beauty Morellino di Scansano.

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/an-introduction-to-morellino-di-scansano/1078

 

12 Celebrity Wines—and How We Scored Them

So, how successful are these celebrity wine ventures? Here are 12 bottles from well-known stars, and how we rated them.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/01/12-best-celebrity-wines-ratings/

 

Just How Natural Are ‘Natural’ Flavorings?

Head to the liquor store, too, and you’ll find natural flavors listed on the labels of many distilled spirits, including flavored vodkarumginbrandy, and even whiskey.

https://vinepair.com/articles/natural-flavor-meaning-ingredients/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a43c1f41c3-APRIL_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a43c1f41c3-38937345&mc_cid=a43c1f41c3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

5 things you might not know about Prosecco

Last year, 560 million bottles of Prosecco were exported from Italy, making Britain their number one market.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/5-things-you-might-not-know-about-prosecco/

 

Health warning labels on alcohol and snacks may reduce consumption

Image-and-text health warning labels, similar to those on cigarette boxes, show potential for reducing the consumption of alcoholic drinks and energy-dense snacks, such as chocolate bars, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/bc-hwl033020.php

The Story Behind Champagne’s Most Exclusive Label, ‘Special Club’

The Club Trésors de Champagne is one of the wine world’s most prestigious organizations.

https://vinepair.com/articles/special-club-champagne-history/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=d613034459-APRIL_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-d613034459-38937345&mc_cid=d613034459&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine

General anxiety about, well, everything, is pervasive in this new normal, and drinking has become an accepted method of stress relief. After all, it’s something many can do at home to take the edge off during a very difficult time.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/02/drinking-coronavirus-quarantine-guide/

Introducing Virtual Labels for Wine Bottles

The “labels” could be projected onto a bottle from a table top or a bar top on another display. The labels could appear on any shaped bottle or size,

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228668

The Many Flavors of Sauvignon Blanc

While Sauvignon Blanc has some of the most undeniable notes across the board, it is impressive how different it can taste depending on where it comes from and the method of production that it undergoes

https://www.winetraveler.com/grape-varieties/sauvignon-blanc/

 

10 WINE FILMS TO WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

List of wine theme movies

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/04/10-wine-films-to-watch-during-quarantine/

10 Wines from a Tuscan Region Ripe for Experimentation

Few American wine lovers realize that located south of Bolgheri is the area’s third-largest Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), Maremma Toscana DOC.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/04/03/maremma-tuscan-red-wines/

 

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join a Wine Club

Franklin Wine Club Wines

A well-chosen selection of wines delivered right to your door.

Sounds pretty good these days.

Shop Here

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 04-06-20

April 6, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

04-06-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

BEST WINE-RELATED EXERCISES AND CRAFTS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN

Is Beer Good for You?

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

 

What’s Trending? An Update on Today’s Wine Consumer and Product Trends

For both 2017 and 2019, 35% of wine consumers were “high frequency” drinkers as they consumed wine more than once a week

https://psuwineandgrapes.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/whats-trending-an-update-on-todays-wine-consumer-and-product-trends-part-1/

Virtual reality on wine tasting

In general, wines and their tasting environments are interrelated to constitute the overall sensory experience.

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/03/22/virtual-reality-on-wine-tasting/

 

The Surprisingly Short History of French Wine Classification

There were basically two reasons France created the system of controlled appellations: phylloxera and fraud,

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/23/difference-aoc-aop-france-history/

 

SPARKLING WINE HAS ‘MORE FLAVOURS’ WHEN TIRAGE PERFORMED UNDER CORK, SAYS SCIENTIST

The findings of a five-year project to see whether there are benefits to sparkling wine from tirage performed under cork stoppers, as opposed to the much more widely used crown caps

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/sparkling-wine-has-more-flavours-when-tirage-performed-under-cork-says-scientist/

 

Why Is it Safe to Drink Egg Whites in Cocktails?

While it’s never 100 percent safe to drink or consume any egg that’s raw, the risks of consuming egg whites in cocktails are extremely minimal.

https://vinepair.com/articles/safe-to-drink-egg-whites-in-cocktails/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b831b54d14-MAR_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b831b54d14-38937345&mc_cid=b831b54d14&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Beeralytics — A Guide to Analyzing Beer Prices from Web Data

Using Bokeh to find the best priced Beers on Delivery Sites

https://towardsdatascience.com/beeralytics-a-guide-to-analyzing-beer-prices-from-web-data-37d4ba206071

 

A New Way To Buy Wine: The ‘Digital Shelf Is Different’

Wine pairing from Jackson Family Wines and other alcohol brands including AB InBev, Bacardi, Constellation Wines and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/23/a-new-way-to-buy-wine-the-digital-shelf-is-different/#61a7a1374081

 

Why are grapes so much more popular for making wine than other fruits?

“Fruit wine” can be made from all kinds of fruits, from plums to cherries to peaches and more, but wine grapes are particularly well-suited to wine production.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-are-grapes-so-much-more-popular-for-making-wine-than-other-fruits

 

What Is Custom Crush Winemaking?

Custom crush might be an unfamiliar term you’ve come across during your research.

http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/gravity-wine-house.html#whatsnew

 

The Perfect Wine to Pair With Your Favorite Pizza Toppings

The fun comes when taking into consideration the toppings, which can steer pairings in a slew of different red/white/bubbly directions.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-perfect-wine-to-pair-with-your-favorite-pizza-toppings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cd6564c1b5-MAR_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cd6564c1b5-38937345&mc_cid=cd6564c1b5&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Trinchero Enters Hard Seltzer Category

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is the latest winery to enter the hard seltzer category with the launch of Del Mar wine seltzer, which is shipping next week. Packaged in 4-packs of 355-ml. cans ($9), in four different flavors at less than 100 calories a can, Del Mar is targeted at active, wellness-minded wine consumers.

TFE is “conservatively looking to reach 100,000-plus cases in our first year,” said senior vice president of marketing Dave Derby, who added that Del Mar will be available in on- and off-premise accounts nationally. “While hard seltzer has taken share from the broader alcohol beverage category, we’re not concerned that Del Mar will impact other Trinchero Family Estates brands,” Derby said. Following the launch, TFE plans to introduce a variety pack, a popular option for malt-based seltzers.

Del Mar will be supported by outdoor, national, and regional print, digital, and POS advertising. Its introduction follows TFE’s launch of Fre alcohol-removed wine in cans in January, and last month’s launch of Barefoot hard seltzer by rival E.&J. Gallo Winery.

 

A Crash Course in a Misunderstood Italian Grape

Montepulciano is one of the most planted grapes in Italy, yet a surprising amount of confusion surrounds the variety.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/24/best-montepulciano-wine-guide/

 

The Historic Italian Hillsides Producing Silky, Superior Prosecco

As Prosecco has become almost synonymous with cheap, cheerful bubbles, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t realize that they are not all the same.

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/10/best-prosecco-guide/amp/

 

France officially recognizes natural wine designation

The new denomination is defined by a quality production charter and marketed under the term, vin méthode nature.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=228237

Study shows wine’s effects on sex drive

The Italian researchers noted alcohol tends to arouse women more than men.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/03/25/study-shows-wines-effects-sex-drive/4868330002/

Is Beer Good for You?

This article explores the nutrition of beer, as well as its potential benefits and downsides.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-beer-good-for-you

Veuve Clicquot and Champagne’s Leading Lady, Barbe-Nicole

We can thank many for the Champagne we have today, but a woman stands out.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/veuve-clicquot-champagne-lady-barbe-nicole/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter-madame-cliquot-pyrazines-intro-to-wine-bundle&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

‘Whiskey webs’ could spot fake spirits

Scientists from the University of Louisville and North Carolina State University discovered that when whiskey dries on a surface it leaves behind a distinctive mark, which has been likened to the ring that forms from a spilled coffee.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/whiskey-webs-could-spot-fake-spirits/

The Differences Between Wine and Whiskey Barrels, Explained

Meant to impart flavor and complexity, wine and whiskey barrels generally serve the same function. However, producers employ markedly different techniques throughout their processes.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/25/wine-vs-whiskey-barrels-explained/

BEST WINE-RELATED EXERCISES AND CRAFTS TO GET THROUGH LOCKDOWN

So, for those wishing social distancing also applied in the family home, here’s how a wine bottle can save you from going stir crazy.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/best-wine-related-exercises-and-crafts-to-get-through-lockdown/

 

Ending the Aesthetic Fallacy of Heavy Bottles

Thanks to their weight, these bottles (and their transportation around the world) represent the single largest portion of the wine industry’s carbon footprint and contribution to global warming.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2020/03/ending_the_aesthetic_fallacy_o.html

5 Notable Women in American Wine

“The wine industry continues to be male-dominated and we hope to level the playing field and set an example for other hopeful future female leaders of wine.”

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/notable-women-in-american-wine/

Sustainable Wine Is Less Damaging to the Environment, But How Can You Spot It?

Sustainability isn’t an absolute, meaning that wine and its agricultural counterparts can be sustainable in some ways, and not so much in other facets.

https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainable-wine-2645582799.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 03-30-20

March 30, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

03-30-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Debuts Spritzen Beer-Seltzer Hybrid

Molson Coors announced the debut of Leinenkugel’s Spritzen, a beer-seltzer hybrid that takes a cue from the brand’s successful beer-with-a-splash-of-lemonade shandies, and marries fruit flavors with crisp beer.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/leinenkugel-beer-seltzer-spritzen/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e8152e509c-MAR_16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e8152e509c-38937345&mc_cid=e8152e509c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Champagne Keto-Friendly?

This article determines whether you can continue to enjoy an occasional glass of champagne while following the keto diet.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/champagne-keto

14 Things You Should Know About Herradura

Here are a dozen things you need to know about Herradura tequila

https://vinepair.com/articles/herradura-tequila-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=94e95d4154-MAR_17_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-94e95d4154-38937345&mc_cid=94e95d4154&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

To Properly Drink Wines: Guidelines in Wine Serving, Selecting and Other Tips

There are rules and guidelines to bring out the right kind of wine according to the type of party and the right way of preparing it.

https://www.clnsmedia.com/properly-drink-wines-guidelines-wine-serving-selecting-tips/

The Best Wine Subscription Boxes And Clubs That Are Worth Every Penny

It is 2020, which means everything has gone digital, and there are no less than hundreds of super cool wine subscription services available online.

https://www.delish.com/entertaining/wine/g31669054/wine-subscription/

5 different types of sweet wines that go beyond your grandma’s sherry

The winemaker community has started to take a more artisanal approach to sweet wines, seeking to provide complex flavor profiles with fantastic thirst-quenching acidity.

https://www.lifestyleasia.com/hk/food-drink/drinks/5-different-types-of-sweet-wines-that-go-beyond-your-grandmas-sherry/

How to make a red wine spritz mocktail

The Red Wine Spritz is a fresh take on two of our favourites, adding a fruity touch to a winter staple.

https://www.bhg.com.au/red-wine-spritz-mocktail

Turkish Wine And Food Pairing

The Turks have long been experts about both preparing delicious foods and judiciously using spices

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2020/03/16/turkish-wine-and-food-pairing/#229e01702897

Ultrasound gives more aromas in the wine

Ultrasound can be used on both white and red grapes in order to quickly extract aromas and other components from the grape skins.

https://www.bkwine.com/news/ultrasound-gives-more-aromas-in-the-wine/

Do IPAs Cost More Than Other Beers Because Hops Are Expensive?

IPAs are consistently ranked as the most popular craft beer style among American consumers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-ipas-so-expensive-hops/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=28f00c7957-MAR_18_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-28f00c7957-38937345&mc_cid=28f00c7957&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVING COGNAC MAKERS TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW GRAPES

As reported by The Guardian, Ugni Blanc, which accounts for 98% of the vines planted in the Cognac region, is ripening more quickly and losing acidity as summers get hotter and drier.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/climate-change-driving-cognac-makers-to-experiment-with-new-grapes/

 

What does a wine’s vintage date mean for its quality?

I noticed restaurant wine lists and some wine reviews that catalogue wines without a vintage date. Is that information no longer important to know?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-does-vintage-still-matter-for-wine/

 

22 Things Only Girls Who Drink Red Wine Know to Be True

There’s nothing in this world quite so beautiful as a glass of red wine.

https://www.puckermob.com/relationships/22-things-only-girls-who-drink-red-wine-know-to-be-true/

 

What is Whole-Bunch Fermentation and Why Does It Matter?

“Whole bunch,” “whole cluster,” “stems” and “stemmy” are all terms that pop up in wine conversation. But what do they actually mean?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2020/03/18/whole-bunch-fermentation-wine-guide/amp/

 

Red Wine Spaghetti

If this is sounding like “eating red wine” to you, don’t worry

https://www-bonappetit-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bonappetit.com/recipe/red-wine-spaghetti/amp

 

FOURTEEN ELEPHANTS GET DRUNK ON CORN WINE AND PASS OUT IN TEA PLANTATION

In search of corn and other foods, the tusked mammals instead stumbled upon 30 liters of corn wine, and proceeded to consume every drop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fourteen-elephants-get-drunk-on-corn-wine-and-pass-out-in-tea-plantation/

 

22 Wine Movies You Don’t Want To Miss

This is the perfect list for those of us who might, let’s say, have a lot of time on their hands now or in the near future.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/22-wine-movies-you-dont-want-to-miss/

 

An Introduction To Commonly Used Wine Terminology

Why do you need to understand these terms, and how do you know what these terms actually mean.

https://rileysofedenvalley.com.au/2020/03/19/an-introduction-to-commonly-used-wine-terminology/

 

IN-STORE TECH MAY BOOST THE BRICK-AND-MORTAR RETAIL RESURGENCE

The experiences offered by tomorrow’s physical retail stores won’t feel like the ones Baby Boomers experienced as kids.

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/in-store-tech-may-boost-the-brick-and-mortar-retail-resurgence/

 

Is Boston Beer in Danger of Losing Its Craft Beer Status?

When sales of its flagship Samuel Adams beer were hot, Boston Beer risked exceeding the Brewers Association’s “small” criterion, so the trade group raised the limit from four to six million barrels.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/19/is-boston-beer-in-danger-of-losing-craft-status.aspx

 

Technology Connects Wineries And Consumers Through Virtual Wine Tastings

Virtual wine tastings aren’t exactly new, but they are expanding.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2020/03/19/technology-connects-wineries-and-consumers-through-virtual-wine-tastings/#394918a9594a

 

Great wines to drink with pasta dishes

There are loads of options when it comes to pairing wine with pasta dishes, and experimenting with new styles is a fun part of the process.

https://www.decanter.com/learn/drink-wine-with-pasta-guide-435038/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

Best box sets and wine pairings

In need of some viewing inspiration? Film journalist James Mottram recommends must-watch box sets – from The Crown to The Morning Show – while Decanter’s Julie Sheppard suggests perfect wines to match

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/best-box-sets-wine-pairings-429290/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200321_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

5 Things to Know About Natural Wines

Those of us curious about natural wines have options, too

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/natural-wine-delivery

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 03-23-20

March 23, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

03-23-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

 

Woodbridge Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Partnership With Major League Baseball

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has inked a new multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, under which it will become the league’s official wine brand. Woodbridge plans to leverage the partnership nationally and through individual club deals with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds.

The initiative will see Woodbridge run TV ads during MLB games, introduce packaging featuring MLB marks on select wines, and have a presence at events like All Star Week and the World Series. Digital, out-of-home, radio, and point-of-sale will also be included in the marketing mix. Part of the Constellation portfolio, Woodbridge was down 1% to 9.6 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

The 12 Israeli Wines You Need to Drink to Be an Expert

Israeli wine has, until recently, been more or less synonymous with the kind of ripe, occasionally over-oaked reds that so many emerging wine-producing countries pump out in the beginning.

https://www-foodandwine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.foodandwine.com/wine/the-12-israeli-wines-you-need-to-drink-to-be-an-expert?amp=true

THE 10 MOST POWERFUL WINE BRANDS IN THE WORLD 2020

Click through to see the most powerful wines in the world, why they did well, and what they’ve been up to this year.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/the-10-most-powerful-wine-brands-in-the-world-2020/

New Netflix Drama ‘Uncorked’ Follows One Man’s Sommelier Dreams

The streaming platform released the official trailer for Uncorked, an upcoming drama

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/netflix-uncorked-trailer-releasea

DO WOMEN HAVE BETTER WINE TASTING ABILITY?

We’ve all heard it said a hundred times—women are better at tasting wine than men. But can that possibly be true?

https://winespeed.com/blog/2020/03/do-women-have-better-wine-tasting-ability/

Wine waste to palatable paste

A South Okanagan company is turning a byproduct of the local wine industry into a flavor enhancer for foods.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/okanagan-wine-winecrush-winemaking-flavour-enhancer-1.5487752

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Number one for us is ITS IMPOSSIBLE T GET LATLEY!

The most called for products we have no luck getting stock of.

https://vinepair.com/articles/blantons-bourbon-whiskey-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=bf42aec5fc-MAR_10_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-bf42aec5fc-38937345&mc_cid=bf42aec5fc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Disaronno

Disaronno is introducing a new Velvet offshoot in the U.S. market. Billed as a gluten-free cream liqueur having notes of apricot with touches of almond and vanilla, Disaronno Velvet is at 17% abv and is rolling out nationally at $30 a 750-ml. Disaronno International is backing the launch with a $4 million campaign including television and digital video initiatives.

13 Ways to Tell If a Wine Is Actually Really Good

There are some basic guidelines that will help anyone judge the quality of a wine without necessarily considering scores and reviews

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/03/10/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-really-good/

The Chemistry of Canned Wines

Producers are concerned that canned wines occasionally develop hydrogen sulfide (H2S, “rotten egg” off-aroma”) off-aromas during storage

https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/images/Research%20Focus2020-1%20FinalA.pdf

Consumers find reviewer descriptions unhelpful for wine selection

What the 10 Most Popular Rosés Tell Us About the State of Rosé in 2020

Provence rosés are still considered the traditional style, and many producers around the world emulate Provence’s pale salmon-colored wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-most-popular-rose-wines-2020/

The question of wine spitting

Spitting is critical to wine tasting, yet it’s something we don’t teach consumers. It’s also disgusting. How do we reconcile these things in the age of coronavirus?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/analysis/question-wine-spitting

Ten Ways to Sell More Wine Tonight

For any restaurant owner, there is plenty of incentive to sell more wine on a nightly basis.

https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/blog/insights-1/ten-ways-to-sell-more-wine-tonight-98.htm

This U.S. Wine production chart shows just how dominant California is

The Perfect Pairings for Wine with Salad

When it comes to wine and salad, confusion can sometimes rear its ugly head.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/wine-with-salad/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

The Secret Ingredient in Tabasco? Used Bourbon Barrels

Tabasco sources the former bourbon barrels from “different distilleries around the country,”

https://vinepair.com/articles/tabasco-bourbon-barrels/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=13d19cfe52-MAR_12_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-13d19cfe52-38937345&mc_cid=13d19cfe52&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why Uruguay could be the world’s next great wine destination

Uruguay has a 150-year-long history of winemaking, but it’s always struggled to get the kind of attention that its neighbors have received for decades.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uruguay-winery-bodega-garzn/index.html

13 ways to judge the quality of a wine

How, then, can the ordinary consumer begin to know which of the many, many wines out there are actually worth buying?

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/2020/03/11/13-ways-to-tell-if-a-wine-is-actually-good/111412612/

 

In the Era of Climate Change, is Old and New World Wine Obsolete?

Some say that traditional distinctions between Old World and New World wines will soon be obsolete.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/11/old-world-meaning-wine/

 

More Than Just Devils: A Guide to Tasmanian Wine

The rest of the wine world is waking up to the opportunity Tasmania is providing. French Champagne houses have been eying the area lately and an increasing number of Australian producers source fruit from here.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/tasmanian-wine-guide/

 

WITHOUT SNOW THIS WINTER, ARGENTINE WINE PRODUCTION WILL SUFFER

There is less water coming from melting from the snow, and the glaciers are reducing, because they are not being fed by the snow

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/without-snow-this-winter-argentine-wine-production-will-suffer/

 

Wine hand sanitizer

Doctor Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards came up with the idea to make hand sanitizer from wine.

https://www.mytwintiers.com/news-cat/corning-bureau/wine-hand-sanitizer-sold-locally/

 

Undercompressive shocks proposed to explain ‘tears of wine’ phenomenon

A small team of researchers at the University of California has developed a theory to explain the shape of tears of wine.

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-undercompressive-wine-phenomenon.html

 

Letter from Italy: “Not prayers but bottles”

Buy wine made with an identity that belongs only to this small and strange country.
A country that now needs help.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/03/11/letter-from-italy-not-prayers-but-bottles-by-raffaella-guidi-federzoni/

 

How your saliva makes your wine tasting experience personally unique

 

 

Historic Erath Winery is closing its Dundee tasting room

The closing of the tasting room doesn’t mean an end of Erath wines, which consumers will still find in stores. The tasting room’s closure won’t affect production, since Erath wines are produced in several locations.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/03/historic-erath-winery-is-closing-its-dundee-tasting-room-knudsen-vineyards-taking-over.html

5 things to know when ordering wine, even if you’re a seasoned drinker

Picking a wine at a restaurant can be a rather intimidating experience, even for seasoned drinkers.

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/experiences/things-to-know-when-ordering-wine-12530186

What’s with the strategy of always ordering the second-cheapest bottle of wine at a restaurant?

The “insider tip” to order the second-cheapest bottle is a “life hack” proposed for people who enjoy wine yet somehow don’t feel they appreciate it enough to splurge on something expensive.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-whats-with-the-strategy-of-always-ordering-the-second-cheapest-bottle/

Pepperoni is an Italian-American Invention with Wine Pairing Potential

Its powerful flavors go well with many wines, too. Here are pairing ideas to highlight the primary flavors of pepperoni.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/pepperoni-is-an-italian-american-invention-with-wine-pairing-potential/

Get To Know Barleywine, the Wine That’s Really a Beer

Contrary to its name, barleywine is actually a style of beer. Like so many, its legend begins in the Old World, specifically 18th-century England.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/12/barleywine-beer-guide/

The Tiny But Fascinating Realm of Irish Wine

To be fair, it’s practically nonexistent, but the Irish wine scene may one day fetch at least a sliver of the limelight

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/irish-wine/

How To Pack Wine Glasses For Moving

No matter how you approach it, moving is an exhausting undertaking. It can also be nerve wracking, especially when you’re moving valuable and highly breakable items such as crystal glassware

https://www.knowwines.com/blog/tag/how+to+wrap+wine+glasses

 

There’s more to New Zealand white wine than sauvignon blanc

Few people would deny that the most successful white wine of the past decade has been New Zealand sauvignon blanc, least of all the Kiwis themselves.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/mar/13/theres-more-to-new-zealand-white-wine-than-sauvignon-blanc

 

All you need to know about Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the king of red wine in Italy (everywhere, really)

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-nebbiolo-a-quick-guide/

 

Whisky and Special Cask Finishes

To fully understand how barrel finishing comes into play, it becomes necessary to review the process for making Scotch Malt Whisk

https://blog.musingsonthevine.com/2020/03/14/whisky-and-special-cask-finishes/

 

Much ado about sulphur in wine

Why, when and how does sulphur get into wine; how much is in it compared to other things we eat and drink

https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/much-ado-about-sulphur-in-a-wine-193468/

  

Wine…How Healthy Can it Be?

One key qualification, however: moderation.

https://www.sootoday.com/columns/wine-all-the-time/winehow-healthy-can-it-be-2160377

The Three Italian Sparkling Wines You Need to Know

Not only on Prosecco, but also on Trento DOC and Franciacorta, both styles that are made in the traditional method, also known as method Champenois.

https://www.facebook.com/Vinepair/videos/1252054448315289/

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 03-16-20

March 16, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

03-16-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

 

Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Will Finally Be Available in the U.S.

Blanton’s Gold will be available starting this summer, at the suggested price of $120.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/blantons-gold-bourbon-usa/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=6a5dbaa14a-MAR_2_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-6a5dbaa14a-38937345&mc_cid=6a5dbaa14a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

All you need to know about Torrontés: A quick guide

If you are a fan of extreme citrus and floral flavors, this is a wine you need to get your hands on

http://thegrapegrind.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-torrontes-a-quick-guide/

 

QUIZ: How well do you know your beer history?

So how well do you know your beer history? Take our quiz and find out.

https://thebrag.com/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-your-beer-history/

 

Martini enters non-alcoholic space with new aperitivos

The zero-ABV expressions are made using the same wines as Martini’s vermouths, with the alcohol removed and the leftover liquid infused with “sustainably sourced” botanicals.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/martini-enters-non-alcoholic-space-with-new-aperitivos/

Chemical Weed Killer Is Compatible With Sustainability Certification In California’s Wine Industry

An adult would have to drink more than 140 glasses of wine a day over 70 years containing the highest glyphosate level measured to reach the level that California’s…OEHHA has identified as ‘No Significant Risk Level (NSRL)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspellechia/2020/03/01/chemical-weed-killer-is-compatible-with-sustainability-certification-in-californias-wine-industry/#7d30575e7dd2

9 genius wine hacks worth trying at home

Whether you rarely drink wine, or you adore it, we can guarantee you’ll find something useful in this list of hacks.

https://www.bhg.com.au/9-genius-wine-hacks-worth-trying-at-home

New Wine

Mendocino County, California-based Fetzer Vineyards has released a Bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay within its 1000 Stories portfolio. The new wine is sourced from a variety of California AVAs, among them Monterey County, and was aged in French and American oak prior to being finished in charred Bourbon barrels. Joining a portfolio that also includes Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend, the new Chardonnay is now available nationwide, retail priced at $19 a 750-ml. Fetzer is owned by Chilean winery Concha y Toro.

 

Top New Zealand wine brands in US market

 

How reliable are wine judges?

Do judges of different ages, sexes and nationalities score wines the same way, or is consistent judging an impossibility? One competition organiser has some preliminary evidence.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/how-reliable-are-wine-judges?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=c9149a6d8c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_10_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-c9149a6d8c-64683881

 

Why Is There Condensation in My Spirits Bottle?

If you do see condensation, it’s not a bad thing, or a sign that somehow the spirit inside has gone bad. So if you’re concerned, don’t be.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-why-is-there-condensation-in-my-spirits-bottle/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=a5b5200056-MAR_3_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-a5b5200056-38937345&mc_cid=a5b5200056&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

BUD INTRODUCES A NITRO BEER

Bud Nitro does not include a widget. Instead the brand will instruct drinkers to flip the can three times to infuse the nitro bubbles

https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/bud-introduces-nitro-beer-style-linked-guinness-grows-popularity/2241506

 

What Goes Into Wine Cost of Goods $25 Red Blend

Video cost of goods

https://youtu.be/XK03K4R9zLo

 

Diageo debuts new Jane Walker bottling

The new blend was created by Emma Walker and is made with liquid from Speyside distillery Cardhu. Diageo said Elizabeth Cumming, who owned the Cardhu distillery during the late 19th century, “played a significant role in the brand’s history”.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2020/03/diageo-debuts-new-jane-walker-bottling/

 

How Good (or Bad) Is $3 Wine?

Can a wine drinker live on really cheap wine? Or are the ultra-cheap wines just cheap, without any other reason for being?

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/what-that-super-cheap-wine-is-really-like-11882499

What are tannins, and how do they get into wine?

Tannins aren’t something you taste, but rather something you feel.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/what-are-tannins-and-how-do-they-get-into-wine

13 Common Georgian Wine Varieties, from Inky Reds to Crisp Sparklers

13 of the most common varieties to get you started.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/02/13-georgia-wine-varieties/

Tre Bicchieri – Identifying Italy’s Best Wines

The best known Italian wine guide is the one published by Gambero Rosso, the country’s leading publication for Italian wine and food.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomhyland/2020/03/02/tre-bicchieriidentifying-italys-best-wines/#73a9c807359d

8 Cheap Wines That Absolutely Do Not Suck!

The Brits came up with a great economics-driven acronym for “good cheap wines,” they call ’em QPRs as in Quality-Price Ratio.

https://winefolly.com/tips/8-cheap-wines-that-absolutely-do-not-suck/

4 Facts About Rosé Wines

Read about this popular wine style

https://insidethecask.com/2020/03/01/4-facts-about-rose-wine/

The Truth about Barley’s Role in Whiskey

What does barley contribute to the flavor profile of whiskey?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-truth-about-barleys-role-in-whiskey/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84157286&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XS_ZQpWaA6MwuAk0s5u-STZNZFfg5GeqLtlsWYOkykCRc4INXG2bmmMI_Uffz8JeNE5teJjEFmPHlQoxxvbUSTT1iRe2a5OFR7Qivdans7ZZHUec&_hsmi=84158251

What Is Umami in Wine? A Closer Look at the Fifth Type of Taste

In Japanese, the word translates to “pleasant savory taste,” which really couldn’t describe the flavor better.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-umami-in-wine/

Derby Whisky

  • Woodford Reserve has released a commemorative 2020 Kentucky Derby bottle as part of its role as presenting sponsor of the event. The special packaging features art by Richard Sullivan, a local artist and former player for the Atlanta Braves. The watercolor label illustration depicts horses racing toward the finish line of Churchill Downs. At 45.2% abv, 1-liter bottles of the Derby edition are now retailing for $50 across the U.S. and on e-commerce site Reserve Bar.

 

Why is wine still so confusing?

Many people still find wine cryptic and intimidating.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/4/21152752/understanding-wine-complicated-learning-education

 

Chianti Classico – What You Need To Know

Do you know the difference between Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva? Did you know there is an actual recipe for Chianti Classico and the man who developed it?

https://hudsonvalleywinegoddess.com/chianti-classico-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Wasps becoming more worrisome for grape growers

So-called “social wasps” — including yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets — seem to be causing more problems in vineyards in Wisconsin

https://www.goodfruit.com/wasps-becoming-more-worrisome-for-grape-growers/

 

How Much Sugar Is in Beer?

This article reviews the sugar content of beer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-sugar-in-beer#gravity

 

New Bacardi

Bacardi has launched Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth, a new blended Scotch whisky finished in mezcal barrels. The 8-year-old whisky is blended from up to 40 malt and grain whiskies before finishing for an undisclosed amount of time in ex-Ilegal mezcal barrels before bottling at 40% abv. This new whisky follows last year’s Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, a rum barrel finished expression. Last year Dewar’s was up 6.5% globally to 3 million cases.

 

Un-study Techniques: Trade Tastings with a Purpose

Here are some ideas to ensure purpose-driven tastings:

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2019/07/25/un-study-techniques-trade-tastings-with-a-purpose/amp/

 

How Napa Valley Became the Country’s Second (Not First) AVA

When Augusta, Mo., was named the first American Viticultural Area in June 1980, it surprised many that it beat Napa Valley to the designation by just eight months.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-napa-valley-became-the-countrys-second-not-first-ava/

 

How winemakers are adapting to reach young consumers

Winemakers say the industry needs to adapt to younger consumers.

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/orchards_nuts_vines/how-winemakers-are-adapting-to-reach-young-consumers/article_4fb6d96e-5e44-11ea-add6-cf4290c3f7df.html

 

Is it safe to put silica gel in boxes containing wine or whisky to prevent mold?

Silica gel can adsorb about 40 percent of its weight in moisture, so it would take a whole lot of it to be effective in a cellar.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-it-safe-to-put-silica-gel-in-boxes-containing-wine-or-whisky-to-prevent-mold

 

What Are Sulfites—And Are Their Side Effects Causing My Wine Hangover?

Here’s everything you need to know about sulfites—including just how much they contribute to that post-Bachelor head throb. (Hint: Probably not as much as you think.)

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a31102330/what-are-sulfites/

 

Jamie Evans Wants Us to Think About Weed Like Wine

The Herb Somm blogger dishes on elevated eating and her new book focused on CBD.

https://www.sfweekly.com/news/chemtales/jamie-evans-wants-us-to-think-about-weed-like-wine/

How to Make Sense of Sustainable Wine Certifications

VinePair assembled a quick and dirty explainer of the most common labels to know, with testimonials from winemakers about their experiences.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sustainable-organic-natural-wine-certifications-guide/

Are Wine Reviews about Entertainment?

Wine writing is really about creating a discourse about wine.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/03/05/are-wine-reviews-about-entertainment/

 

Why Pinot Noir Fans Should Consider Valpolicella’s Crushable Classicos

While production trends are not encouraging for “regular” Valpolicella, there is a heartening global kinship with the wines.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-fans-valpolicella-crushable-classico/

 

Wine Pairings For Popular Chocolates

Of all the food and wine pairings out there, chocolate with wine is undeniably the most decadent.

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/wine-pairings-for-popular-chocolates

 

Another 60 breweries on tap to open or in planning for 2020 IN MA

According to Brewers Association data, there were 155 breweries in the state in 2018, the 17th highest in the country

https://www-bizjournals-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/03/05/another-60-breweries-on-tap-to-open-or-in-planning.amp.html

 

FAULT AT WINERY CAUSES LAMBRUSCO TO FLOW FROM TAPS IN ITALIAN VILLAGE

The local winery said it had suffered a technical fault in its bottling line, which resulted in wine flowing through taps in houses in the immediate vicinity of the site. The contamination was reportedly caused by the higher pressure of the wine, compared to that of the water, leading to the former to displace the latter.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/fault-at-winery-causes-lambrusco-to-flow-from-taps-in-italian-village/

 

Wine (or Liquor) Store Archaeology

The next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of your favorite wine or liquor store, use that time to do a bit of digging.

https://bubblyprofessor.com/2020/03/05/un-study-techniques-wine-or-liquor-store-archaeology/amp/

Food & Wine Pairing – A Lesson How Wine and Food Interact

How certain aspects of food (saltiness, sweetness and acid) interact with the wine

http://uncorkyourmind.libsyn.com/food-wine-pairing-a-lesson-how-wine-and-food-interact?tdest_id=856106

 

Sparkling Wines with Méthode Champenoise

Méthode Champenoise can be difficult to understand, but it’s fun because it involves some French words.

https://www.independentnews.com/community/sparkling-wines-with-m-thode-champenoise/article_ad8a18c4-5de7-11ea-aa5d-1f9d797cf7e8.html

 

From Tree to Bottle, This Is How Wine Corks Are Made

Cork harvest in Portugal’s Alentejo wine region

https://islandist.ca/2020/03/05/from-tree-to-bottle-this-is-how-wine-corks-are-made/

Sangiovese’s Daddy Makes a Comeback

Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese’s parent, was the wrong grape for the Parker era of wine. The word means “little cherry”, and that’s the principal flavor.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/03/sangioveses-daddy-makes-a-comeback

 

HOW MUCH IS AN AVA WORTH?

HOW ABOUT A 25% PRICE INCREASE ON EVERY BOTTLE OF WINE

https://www.thechalkreport.com/post/how-much-is-an-ava-worth-how-about-a-25-price-increase-on-every-bottle-of-wine

 

What is a Bordeaux blend?

What does it mean when a wine is called a ‘Bordeaux blend’?

https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-in-a-bordeaux-blend-51789/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20200307_XDC-X_NWL_NW_weekly

 

Wine Retailer Shipping Will Kill Americans

This is what leads me to believe that wine retailer shipping is coming to wine consumers across the country sometime soon.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/03/report-wine-retailer-shipping-will-kill-americans/

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol “Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC.”

https://whdh.com/news/titos-tells-customers-to-not-use-their-vodka-for-hand-sanitizer/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Is wine o’clock really that bad? A dietitian’s take

How much wine is safe to drink?

https://coach.nine.com.au/diet/is-a-wine-a-day-that-bad-dietitian-reveals/f5cf49d7-fb2e-44c6-a98b-5c1b5c4341fc

 

How to Shop for Cheese and Wine in Paris

in Paris. Moreover, “all of France is represented in wine shops,” whereas you mostly only find regional bottles in other French cities

https://www.winemag.com/2020/03/06/best-cheese-paris-travel-guide/

 

How to buy wine: five questions to ask to ensure you like what you get

The act of buying wine can rank high among life’s unpleasant tasks. It’s not a physical or mental issue so much as a psychological one

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/how-to-buy-wine-five-questions-to-ask-to-ensure-you-like-what-you-get-1.4194001

 

The Perfect Wine Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The perfect wines based on our zodiac signs.

https://www.thelisttv.com/the-list/wine-zodiac-3-6-20/

 

 

How to drink without drinking, according to a wine expert

Only you will know whether you’ll find it easier to cut alcohol out completely – even if for a limited period – or just drink on fewer occasions, but it pays to make a plan.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/alcohol-free-drinking-wine-dry-january-a9375756.html

 

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 03-09-20

March 9, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

03-09-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Yes, Vodka has Flavor. These 12 Bottles Prove It.

Why drink is the secret to humanity’s success

The Complete Guide To Fine Dessert Wines

 

 

9 Things You Should Know About Ballast Point

Here are nine more things to know about Ballast Point.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ballast-point-brewery-guide-sculpin/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1332aa6427-FEB_24_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1332aa6427-38937345&mc_cid=1332aa6427&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

How Not to Give Someone a Bottle of Wine

8 Wines Anyone Would Be Happy to Get

https://www-foodandwine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.foodandwine.com/wine/regifting-wine?amp=true

 

Making Pancakes With Sparkling Wine

Let’s give cooking pancakes with Sparkling Wine a go.

https://glassofbubbly.com/making-pancakes-with-sparkling-wine/

 

RIEDEL LAUNCHES NEW FLAT-BOTTOMED WINE GLASSES

The Winewings range, said to be “reminiscent of the wing of an aircraft”, are flat-bottomed in order “to increase the surface between wine and air”.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/riedel-launches-new-flat-bottomed-wine-glass/

How to Read A Rioja Wine Label to Get What You Want

Rioja wine is classified into four categories depending on the aging process and the amount of time that the wine spends in oak

https://www.riojawine.com/us/en-us/news/how-to-read-a-wine-label-to-get-what-you-want/

Prosecco Police’ Try to Decline Sparkling Wine ‘ATM’

The Prosecco consortium back in Italy got word—and prepared to pour cold water on the idea instead

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-police-try-to-decline-sparkling-wine-atm-unfiltered

Startup Makes Synthetic Wine In A Lab

Endless West, a startup in San Francisco, has released a synthetic wine that it makes without any grapes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2020/02/23/tricking-your-taste-buds-startup-makes-synthetic-wine-in-a-lab/#175e1423f37b

The World’s Most Widespread Wine Brands

While some people like to experiment a little with their wine choices, going beyond their comfort zone and opening themselves up to new experiences, other’s prefer the security and reliability of their favorite brands, and finding them overseas can be the equivalent of a warm hug from home.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/02/the-worlds-most-widespread-wine-brands?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=a0dfe0836a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_24_10_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-a0dfe0836a-64683881

How to Buy Wine: Five Questions to Ask

Here are five questions that will improve your chances, whether in a restaurant or retail shop, of always getting a satisfying bottle.

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/dining/drinks/buying-wine.amp.html

Franciacorta and Trento: A Tale of Two Cities

Bottle refermented wines are made across the length and breadth of Italy (and sometimes in unlikely places) but these two regions are the specialists

https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/franciacorta-and-trento-a-tale-of-two-cities.html?utm_source=newsletter_2854&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog-franciacorta-trento-a-tale-of-two-cities

 

STUDY CLAIMS AGRICULTURAL SPRAY REDUCES LEVELS OF SMOKE TAINT

A study conducted by The University of British Columbia (UBC) claims that applying an agricultural spray made of phospholipids reduces levels of volatile phenols found in smoke-exposed grapes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/study-claims-agricultural-spray-reduces-levels-of-smoke-taint/

 

Why Do Some Beers Not Have ABV on the Label? Isn’t This Illegal?

Thanks to Coors, if you want to list the ABV of your beer on the label, you can, but you don’t have to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-why-do-some-beers-not-have-abv-on-the-label-isnt-this-illegal/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7332b30c3b-FEB_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7332b30c3b-38937345&mc_cid=7332b30c3b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Age Is Beauty: The Confounding Case of Italian White Wine

How youthful expressions of Italian whites can mask their aging potential.

https://vinepair.com/articles/aged-italian-white-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7332b30c3b-FEB_25_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7332b30c3b-38937345&mc_cid=7332b30c3b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Barrel Aged Ice Tea

Kentucky’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling has launched a new barrel-aged hard iced tea. The 5.2% abv malt beverages come in three flavors—Lemon, Half & Half (lemonade/tea), and Peach—and were matured for an undisclosed time period in the company’s spent Bourbon barrels. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Hard Tea will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans beginning in March throughout the company’s distribution footprint.

Three Ways to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Wine

Before you reach for that corkscrew, ask yourself, what’s the carbon footprint of the bottle of wine you’re about to open?

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/25/wine-environment-carbon-footprint/

Is expensive wine worth the money?

What’s the relationship between price and wine quality – and how can a producer get people to pay more?

https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/analysis/expensive-wine-worth-money

Wine Sommelier Levels And What They Mean

Here’s a breakdown of wine sommelier levels and what they really mean.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/wine-sommelier-levels-what-they-mean/

 

Feeding Cows Beer Leftovers Helps Fight Climate Change

Cows fed on a mixture that contains grains leftover from the brewing process emit less methane than those who eat standard feed.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/cow-feed-beer-leftovers-climate-change/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1ac8f7f42b-FEB_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1ac8f7f42b-38937345&mc_cid=1ac8f7f42b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

New Tap System Allows You to Customize Your Beer’s ABV

The future is here, and it’s customizable-ABV beer.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-tap-system-customize-beer-abv/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1ac8f7f42b-FEB_26_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1ac8f7f42b-38937345&mc_cid=1ac8f7f42b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

A Guide to British Columbia’s Okanagan Wine Country

Currently, there are almost 200 wineries in the Okanagan

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/okanagan-wine-guide/

 

10 Awesome Wine & Binge Worthy TV Pairings For Lazy Weekends

A good wine tasting requires concentration and some introspection: neither of which are synonymous with mindlessly soaking up hours of Netflix.

https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/10-awesome-wine-binge-tv-pairings-for-lazy-weekends/?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJmcmFua2xpbmxpcXVvcnNAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJRZE5ZNHkifQ%3D%3D

 

FRANCE IS THE FASTEST GROWING MARKET FOR… PROSECCO

The fastest growing major market for DOC Prosecco, beating even the US in terms of the rate of increase, with the latter nation seeing a 21.7% rise on 2018’s total.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/france-the-fastest-growing-market-for-prosecco/

 

How to (Confidently) Buy Aged Wines

The typical drinker does not have access to spacious wine cellars, and unlike many European nations, cellaring wine at home is simply not built into our drinking culture.

https://vinepair.com/articles/buying-aged-wine-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fbccd94022-FEB_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fbccd94022-38937345&mc_cid=fbccd94022&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Yuengling’s New ‘Flight’ Lager Takes Aim At Michelob Ultra

New “upscale light beer offering,” Yuengling Flight, which seems tailor-made to directly compete with the current category leader.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/yuengling-flight-lager-michelob-ultra/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fbccd94022-FEB_27_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fbccd94022-38937345&mc_cid=fbccd94022&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How many grapes go into a bottle of wine?

Depends, as it so often does in wine. Ballpark: 600 to 800 grape berries.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/columnists/gus-clemens/2020/02/26/how-many-grapes-go-into-bottle-wine/4625506002/

 

For Wine Expertise, Who Can You Really Trust?

As sommeliers have grown more visible in popular culture, the definition of the role has been stretched to the breaking point. Who actually deserves the title?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-wine-expertise-who-can-you-really-trust-11582748957

 

Education is Not Going to Save the Wine Industry

It’s imperative for anyone dealing with consumers to understand that education is not the engine that drives sales. It’s service, of which education is merely the grease that helps smooth things along.

https://spitbucket.net/2020/02/27/education-is-not-going-to-save-the-wine-industry/

 

Another ADA Lawsuit Alleges Website Not Accessible to the Blind

This time the Target is the Wine Enthusiast Catalog

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=226707

 

 

The Complete Guide To Fine Dessert Wines

Historically, sweeter wines were once the most popular and coveted style of wine.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/the-complete-guide-to-fine-dessert-wines/

 

South African Wine Map

The South African wine industry goes back 350 years.

https://www.vinodiversity.com/southafrican-wine.html

 

Why wine tastes like different fruits?

Learn all the different aroma nuances found in wine

https://youtu.be/m_izcmUQas0

 

Why drink is the secret to humanity’s success

Why do humans drink?

The answer has emerged in a different and fascinating light, thanks to some intriguing new research. It is both simple and complex at the same time.

https://www.ft.com/content/c5ce0834-9a64-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d

How Will the New Coronavirus Impact the Restaurant and Wine Industries?

The situation has been devastating to the wine and restaurant industries, who have seen business all but disappear.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-will-the-new-coronavirus-impact-the-restaurant-and-wine-industries

5 White Wine Varietals Worthy of Cellar Aging

Most people unfairly think that only red wines are worthy of significant cellar time.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/white-wine-varietals-cellar-aging/

 

New Whiskey

Diageo is launching two limited edition whiskies from female blenders. The first is a new edition of Jane Walker (41.9% abv), created by master blender Emma Walker. A blended malt Scotch aged for 10 years, that offering retails at $38 a 750-ml. Also new is Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 (50% abv), made by blender Eboni Major and retailing at $50. It’s the first edition in Bulleit’s new Blenders Select series.

Nearly 40% of beer-drinking Americans won’t buy Corona due to coronavirus, study shows

A new study found people may be skeptical of Corona beer because it shares part of its name with the virus making people ill across the world.

https://www.wric.com/health/coronavirus/nearly-40-of-beer-drinking-americans-wont-buy-corona-due-to-coronavirus-study-shows/

 

Does the size of a wine glass affect how much we drink?

The size of wine glasses varies across bars and restaurants

https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2020/02/27/does-the-size-of-a-wine-glass-affect-how-much-we-drink/

 

Red Wine Of Provence – Why This Provençal Underdog Is Important

Provence. For years now we have associated this special place with beautiful pale pink rosé, lavender fields, crystal blue waters, sunhats, and a luxury lifestyle.

https://vintnerproject.com/learn/red-wine-of-provence-why-this-provencal-underdog-is-important/

 

Demographics and Wine: The Class Divide

But you might be surprised by the second most important variable – it’s education.

https://www.vineconomics.com/blog/demographics-and-wine-the-class-divide

 

Yes, Vodka has Flavor. These 12 Bottles Prove It.

Vodka has flavor, particularly depending on what you’re distilling with

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/24/best-vodka-flavor/

 

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 03-02-20

March 2, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

03-02-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Taste Wine

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

 

 

Wine, corks and ecosystems

Closing a bottle with cork significantly reduces the carbon footprint of wine packaging and helps sustain vital ecosystems

https://theecologist.org/2020/feb/17/wine-corks-co2-sink

 

How To Avoid Red Wine Stains On Your Teeth?

Here’s the scoop on dental discoloration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites.

https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/how-to-avoid-red-wine-stains-on-your-teeth/

 

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer

It all started with George Washington.

https://vinepair.com/articles/president-beer-tradition/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=edb26d4f69-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-edb26d4f69-38937345&mc_cid=edb26d4f69&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with California’s Copper Cane Wines

Fourteen months later, Rutherford-based Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is still selling their wines in Oregon. The question is: why?

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2020/02/the-curious-case-of-the-olccs-labeling-battle-with-californias-copper-cane-wines.html

 

Dry January Is B.S. How About Moderation March?

So rather than swearing off alcohol for January, here’s my suggestion: Try moderation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/dry-january-is-b-s-how-about-moderation-march

 

Upstate NY hemp winery, first in U.S., closes due to federal regulations

Sovereign Vines, based in Johnson City near Binghamton, may reopen if and when federal regulations make selling across state lines possible,

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/business/2020/02/upstate-ny-hemp-winery-first-in-us-closes-due-to-federal-regulations.html

 

4 Tips for Navigating the Menu When You’ve Already Had Enough

Here are a few tips to guide you through restaurant menus when client dinners are a must, but you can’t think about another big entree.

https://abalancedglass.com/30-days-of-discovery/2020/2/12/when-food-is-too-much-4-tips-for-navigating-the-menu-when-youve-already-had-enough

 

Where is the Curated Consumer Wine News?

Wouldn’t it be nice for a person with an editor’s mindset to begin delivering consumers something of a nightly newscast for wine.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/02/where-is-the-curated-consumer-wine-news/#comment-825633

 

MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC NOW THIRD LARGEST IN TUSCANY

The Maremma Toscana DOC consortium has reported an increase in its membership last year with numbers now totalling 314. It is now the third largest DOC in Tuscany, in terms of surface area.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/maremma-toscana-doc-now-third-largest-in-tuscany/

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

Some of the region’s storied vintners are sounding the alarm that California’s newest legal crop could damage the flavor — and brand — of their prized wines.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/18/wine-vs-weed-in-napa-valley-115322

 

4 Specific Challenges Of Pregnancy And New Motherhood While Working In Wine

Gender Imbalance Around Professional Progression

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2020/02/18/4-specific-challenges-of-pregnancy-and-new-motherhood-while-working-in-wine/#2dc2b97b1a96

 

There’s what in my wine? The gross ingredients in wine no one talks about

Most people aren’t even aware of what non-vegan ingredients are in wine.

https://vegansbaby.com/theres-what-in-my-wine-the-gross-ingredients-in-wine-no-one-talks-about/

 

Why Old Vine Wines Are So Special

Let’s figure out why these elderly grapevines are the real deal.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/why-old-vine-wines-are-so-special/

 

 

Your No-Fear Guide to Pâté, and What to Drink With It

While pâté typically includes liver, it does not need to.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chicken-liver-pate-foie-gras-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=f32f4efef1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_14_11_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-f32f4efef1-38937345&ct=t()&mc_cid=f32f4efef1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans trust food & beverage companies 2X more than corporations as a whole

 

Wine’s biggest challenge: Most AlcBev consumers don’t drink wine

 

50 of the Best Low Calorie Beers

Here are 50 of the best low calorie beers.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lowest-calorie-beer

 

Is There Such Thing as Barrel Aging in Bamboo?

It is extremely uncommon, and for good reasons.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ask-adam-bamboo-aging/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2c8e0a29a7-FEB_19_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2c8e0a29a7-38937345&mc_cid=2c8e0a29a7&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Americans Prefer Red And Other Wine Facts

The survey, which was just released, revealed some interesting habits and findings.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanettehurt/2020/02/18/americans-prefer-red-and-other-wine-facts-to-toast-national-wine-day/#3f5233ba1057

 

 

Are we really saying that wine can’t compete with hard seltzer on… authenticity?

After years of strong growth, sales flattened in 2019. And younger drinkers (mostly the Millennial generation) have been slower to adopt wine as their beverage of choice than previous generations. So, what’s the outlook?

https://tablascreek.typepad.com/tablas/2020/02/are-we-really-saying-that-wine-cant-compete-with-hard-seltzer-on-authenticity.html

 

What Wine Twitter Taught Me About Wine

The seemingly innocuous tweet became a micro-phenomenon the way many viral tweets do

https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-wine-twitter-taught-me-about-wine-culture-james-suckling-jancis-robinson/

 

6 Winter Whites and What to Pair With Them

Read on for six winter whites and what to eat with them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/6-winter-white-wine-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=cfeec455f8-FEB_20_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-cfeec455f8-38937345&mc_cid=cfeec455f8&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Portugal looms large on wine map

The tiny, coastal Mediterranean country is about the size of Indiana, but it’s punching above its weight when it comes to producing better wines each year.

https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/19/portugal-looms-large-on-wine-map/

Scientists Link Moderate Wine Consumption to a Lower Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found a link between moderate consumption of alcohol and a reduced chance of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/scientists-link-moderate-wine-consumption-to-lower-risk-of-kidney-disease

 

 

What’s a wine cave really for?

The vast majority of wine caves are not an amenity, but rather a tool for the production of an agricultural product

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/wine-ink-whats-a-wine-cave-really-for/

 

 

Why would a bottle of red wine bubble over like a bottle of Champagne?

Some bacteria could have been introduced, or some residual sugar was left and started a second fermentation.

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-would-a-bottle-of-red-wine-bubble-over-like-a-bottle-of-champagne

 

Grand Cru Champagne – More than meets the eye

Grand Cru is certainly a useful indicator of quality especially if you’re completely stumped and have nothing else to go on, but these words are not the be-all-and-end all.

https://www.glassofbubbly.com/grand-cru-champagne-more-than-meets-the-eye/

New Beer

Constellation Brands has partnered with country music star Luke Bryanto launch Two Lane American Golden Lager. Two Lane is at 4.2% abv and touts its use of only U.S.-sourced ingredients. The Two Lane brand also includes a line of 4.5% abv hard seltzers in Cherry Limeade, Blueberry Lemonade, Watermelon Punch, and Peach Tea flavors. The lager will first be available throughout the South on March 2 in 6- and 12-packs, as well as single pounders, with a 12-pack carrying a suggested price of $16. Two Lane will tour with Bryan during his upcoming summer tour, which begins May 28.

Thinking about Objectivity and Wine Tasting

Everyone from consumers to wine shop owners, to wine critics, to winemakers are in the business of distinguishing good wine from bad wine and communicating those distinctions to others

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/20/thinking-about-objectivity-and-wine-tasting/

Augmented reality from every USA wine label

Content for more than 10,000 American wine brands will be displayed on the Winerytale App in stunning augmented reality from July this year in a massive boost for the local industry.

https://winerytale.com/augmented-reality-from-every-usa-wine-label/

Villa Maria to launch film on Amazon Prime

The hour-long film provides an insight into the highs and lows of making wine and is set to launch on Amazon on 27 February.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/8714/Villa_Maria_to_launch_film_on_Amazon_Prime.html

 

 

CRUS BOURGEOIS UNVEILS NEW CLASSIFICATION

The classification covers 249 châteaux and ranks them as either Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur or Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/crus-bourgeois-unveils-new-classification/?utm_source=Afternoon+Brief&utm_campaign=ede5847825-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_20_10_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_778166e558-ede5847825-64683881

 

 

SWEDISH ALCOHOL MONOPOLY SUES WINE APP VIVINO

In a complaint filed at Sweden’s patent and market court, Systembolaget stated: “Vivino’s sale of alcoholic drinks is in violation of the Alcohol Act and is illegal.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/swedish-alcohol-monopoly-sues-wine-app-vivino/

How to pair wine with Girl Scout cookies

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us – and what better way to celebrate than by combining them with wine

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/wine-pairings-for-girl-scout-cookies

Why Quality Photography Is Crucial To Your Winery’s Marketing Success

There are different types of photos and each has its rightful place and purpose. It’s important to include a variety of images including lifestyle, commercial, and product.

https://www.hwy29creative.com/blog/why-quality-photography-is-crucial-to-your-winerys-marketing-success

Making wine for cans: what you need to know

Research from the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) shows that the ‘wine in a can’ format has been a fast growing product category internationally, with segments of the US market leading the way.

https://winetitles.com.au/winemaking-for-cans-what-you-need-to-know/

Liquor, Wine or Beer? What to Drink if You’re Environmentally Conscious

How to reduce your environmental impact when consuming adult beverages.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/liquor-wine-or-beer-what-to-drink-if-youre-environmentally-conscious/2221749/

The Ultimate Guide to the Wide World of Fortified Wine

Fortification, the addition of grape spirit to wine either during or after fermentation, is a technique used to increase alcohol content and stop fermentation.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/21/guide-to-fortified-wine/

PAIRINGS FOR EACH STYLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Here’s some suggestions for you to keep in mind the next time you pop a bottle of bubbles.

https://www.finevintageltd.com/food-and-wine-pairing/understanding-champagne/

How to Taste Wine

So, want to learn how to taste and evaluate a glass of wine like an expert?

https://www-winemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.winemag.com/2015/08/25/how-to-taste-wine/amp/

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

wine-background-seamless-pattern-imitation-newspaper-33595872

 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 10:00am, 01:00PM and 7:00PM

And

Saturday at 01:00PM

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

signup

Get updated On Liquor Industry News, Events, Sales And More!

http://bit.ly/1q72JV3

Find Us Online

www.franklinliquors.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook

www.facebook.com/franklinliquorsMA

 

Follow Us On Twitter

twitter

www.twitter.com/franklinliquors

 

#shopfranklin

Shop Franklin

 

Our Latest Specials

Liquor

Liquor Special

Liquor Sale Items

 

Wine

Wine Special

Wine Sale Items

 

Beer

Beer Special

Beer Sale Items

 

Beer Keg Information Page

Keg Image

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 750 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Food And Wine Events

FOOD

 Our TV Show And Facebook Page

Food Uncorked (larger)

Franklin Liquors Wine Education

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-(Instructor) Wine Scholar Guild

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

Spanish Wine Scholar SWS-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

Our Wine Education/Events Partner

Kim Simone

Vinitas Winework

SaveSave

Liquor Industry News 02-24-20

February 24, 2020

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS*

 

02-24-2020

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Look for Unique Bottles of Wine on the Shelf When Shopping at Smaller Retailers

Are beer bottles or cans better?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your Wine Collection?

 

TRINCHERO TO CHANGE ‘MÉNAGE À TROIS’ WINE LABEL AFTER COMPLAINT UPHELD

The panel said that “given the sexual connotations of the name, a producer using Ménage à Trois would have to work much harder to ensure it was not making a direct link to sex.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/02/trinchero-to-change-menage-a-trois-wine-label-after-complaint-upheld/

Volcanic Wines Explode In Central France

An effort is now underway to highlight the unique, volcanic related characteristics of wines from this region.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2020/02/10/volcanic-wines-explode-in-central-france/#5207dc1e3426

Use Alexa to Figure Out What Beer and Wine to Pair With Your Dinner

There are a ton of different skills you can enable to help you figure out the right pairings for everything from turkey to paella.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-alexa-to-figure-out-what-beer-and-wine-to-pa-1841561679

A funny thing happened during my most recent visit to wine country.

Interesting feedback on a wine country visit

https://svbwine.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-email-you-dont-want-to-get.html

Impact of wine tariffs directly affecting small business across U.S.

Many small businesses like won’t be able to weather the increased pricing and its fallout.

https://dobianchi.com/2020/02/07/trump-trade-war-eu-european/

Virginia winery was used as a spy station in WWII to intercept coded messages about the Nazis

The history lesson you’ll hear at Vint Hill Craft Winery sounds more like the start of a spy novel.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/history/northern-virginia-secret-code-monitoring-facility-now-a-winery-vint-hill/65-807ccebe-d673-4bbd-b488-1e7d0fbc1912

Why palm wine is good for you

Palm wine has many health benefits, especially when consumed fresh. It is good for our health if it is taken in pure form.

https://punchng.com/why-palm-wine-is-good-for-you/

LINKING WINE CONSUMPTION WITH HEALTH CLAIMS IS RISKY

Unfounded health claims have been used to peddle everything from cocaine and wine to cigarettes and cereal.

https://northbaybiz.com/Columnists/Vine_Wise/Linking_Wine_Consumption_with_Health_Claims.php

One concept that often baffles students is a simple one: fruit; as in, smelling and tasting fruit in wine.

If calling fruit in any wine is so subjective, what is important about fruit in wine?

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/fruita

The Best Fried Food and Champagne Pairings

Basically, they go “really, really, really well” together

https://vinepair.com/articles/champagne-fried-food-pairing-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Jello Shot Jenga is the Party Game We Never Knew We Needed

Before you break out your old beer pong set, or fire up the Nintendo at your next get together, why not go back to basics with Jello Shot Jenga?

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jello-shot-jenga-drinking-game/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=5f668d8a96-FEB_11_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-5f668d8a96-38937345&mc_cid=5f668d8a96&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Internet wine reviews may be misleading

Be careful when buying wine due to shop reviews on the internet

https://www.capegazette.com/article/internet-wine-reviews-may-be-misleading/197199

 

 

7 Tasty Pairings For Dessert and Wine

Making the perfect dessert and wine pairing can be an incredible way to end a memorable evening.

https://winefolly.com/wine-pairing/7-tasty-pairings-for-dessert-and-wine/

 

Sparkling Wine in Wartime

Perhaps no wine has such a compelling connection with war as sparkling wine—and in particular, Champagne.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/sparkling-wine-in-wartime/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

 

Wine Tasting for the Instagram Generation

All about the Rosé Mansion

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/wine-tasting-for-the-instagram-generation/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83151676&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_n8jCd_DgZ4ma8dXGlP_AgBZ2WJhbZIisGl6DdY-N32L6ggat_bpFUhZpQ4fCgFbtyyDt5y5_trQUNW1rDDuWzjN4ksjv5jnkZQuFoDyFmz4W9qvE&_hsmi=83152643

TTB approves Potassium Polyaspartate for Wines in US Market

For tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines at every level of instability.

https://www.winebusiness.com/vendornews/?go=getVendorNewsArticle&dataid=225947

Make Me Blush with New Spritzed Rosé Moscato

This spritzed, seasonal selection is available now at select retailers nationwide, and features a color-changing label to show when the bottle is perfectly chilled.

IN STOCK!

https://www.winebusiness.com/newreleases/?go=getArticle&dataId=225945

Don’t Call It “Sparkling Wine”

“There ain’t nothing like the real thing.” The real thing, of course, being the French original.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/dont-call-it-sparkling-wine-pet-nat-lambrusco-piquette/

 

Why the coronavirus could hurt Budweiser beer

China comprises about 9% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s estimated $55 billion in annual sales this year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-could-hurt-budweiser-beer-145205194.html

 

The Latest on the Flavor Pairing Saga

Called flavor bridging, the theory suggests that the bridge flavors smooth out the contrasts between ingredients that don’t share flavor compounds thus enabling the flavors to harmonize.

https://foodandwineaesthetics.com/2020/02/12/the-latest-on-the-flavor-pairing-saga/

 

Malol