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Franklin Wine Club Organic Event

September 10, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Organic Wine Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Saturday September 9th 2017

Exploring Organic Wines

Guest Hosts: Kim Simone And Mark Lenzi

The Organic food and wine movement is hot!

At this event we will explore Organic wines and Organically grown wines.

What is the difference in USDA certified and those made with Organic grapes?

Are there sulfites in Organic wines?

Please come explore and taste.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

About Us:

Kim Simone, CSW, FWS, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) By The Society Of Wine Educators,

French Wine Scholar And Instructor (FWS) by the French Wine Society

Owner of Vinitas WineWorks

Is THRILLED to be part of the educational team at Franklin Liquors! Kim has been in the wine business since 2002 and holds a Master’s degree in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she is now a teaching assistant. Her passion is helping novice wine drinkers understand why they like the wines they do, clarifying the complexities of wine, and making the topic approachable and fun.

 

Mark Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, co-owner of Franklin Liquors

Trained by the International Sommelier Guild

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Spirits (CSS) By The Society Of Wine Educators

First in MA to be a California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) by the SF Wine School

French Wine Scholar And Instructor (FWS) by the French Wine Society

First in USA to hold a Quini Certified Educator (QCE) title

Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) by the North American Sommelier Association.

Franklin Liquors is a family-owned business vintage 1978.

https://www.meetup.com/preview/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/242871936

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

2016 Pizzolato Prosecco

Organic Grapes

 

750ml $12.99

 

Wine #1

2016 Pizzolato Pinot Grigio

Organic Grapes

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #2

2016 Badger Mountain Chardonnay

USDA Organic



750ml $12.99

 

Wine #3

2016 Badger Mountain Pinot Noir

USDA Organic

750ml $16.99

 

Wine #4

2016 Pizzolato Merlot

USDA Organic

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #5

2016 Badger Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

USDA Organic


750ml $16.99

 

Wine #6

2015 Chateau Le Thil

Biodynamic And Organic Grapes

750ml $15.99

 

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Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Franklin Wine Club Match Book Wine Company Event

June 2, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Match Book Wine Company Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday June 1st 2017

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

2016 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #1

2015 Match Book Chardonnay

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2015 Mossback Chardonnay


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Mossback Pinot Noir

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #4

2015 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #5

2014 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #6

2014 The Arsonist Red Blend

750ml $19.99

 

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Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club Santa Carolina Event

May 12, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Santa Carolina Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday May 11th 2017

Wines Of Santa Carolina In Chile

Host Mark Raymond

Santa Carolina is Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship brand. With a history spanning over 140 years, Viña Santa Carolina was established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, who named it after his wife, Carolina Iñiguez. Located in Santiago, the winery’s facilities and underground cellar are a National Monument and are open to the public at large. With sales in excess of 25 million bottles, Santa Carolina’s wines are available in over 90 countries. In 2015, Santa Carolina celebrated its 140th anniversary and was chosen the New World Winery of the Year by the prestigious American magazine Wine Enthusiast.

Amazing value in wine! We will explore reds and wihites.

About Mark

New England Regional President For Carolina Wine Brands USA

The Wines:

Wine #1

2016 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $10.99

Wine #2

2015 Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $12.99

Wine #3

2016 Reserva Chardonnay


750ml $10.99

Wine #4

2016 Reserva Pinot Noir

750ml $10.99

Wine #5

2015 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $10.99

Wine 6

2015 Finca El Origen Malbec

750ml $10.99

Event Photos

Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club J.Lohr Winery Event

May 6, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

J. Lohr Winery Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday May 4th 2017

Guest Hosts: Erin Foley

Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 1,300 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions of Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, over 2,300 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varieties, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers four tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series, J. Lohr Cuvée Series and J. Lohr Gesture

We will explore the J.Lohr Vineyard series wines. Showcases the finest fruits from vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterey County, and Napa Valley. Very limited in production!

http://www.jlohr.com

About Erin:

Greater Boston Area Manager

Been working for the Lohr family for 3 years but has been selling J Lohr for years at Ruby wines who distributes J Lohr in Massachusetts.

The Wines:

Starter Wine

2015 Carols Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $18.99

Wine #1

2015 Riverstone Chardonnay

750ml $13.99

Wine #2

2015 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay

750ml $21.99

Wine #3

2015 Wildflower 

750ml $9.99

Wine #4

2015 Falcons Perch Pinot Noir

750ml $16.99

Wine #5

2013 Fogs Reach Pinot Noir

750ml $29.99

Wine 6

2014 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $29.99

Event Photos

Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club Exploring Wine Labels Event

April 26, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Wine Labels Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Tuesday April 25th 2017

Guest Hosts: Mark Lenzi

And

Kim Simone

An educational adventure while tasting wines and explore labels.
Do you know the truths and lies on the labels?
We will get back to our original club roots at this event. Talking and tasting while giving you tips and tricks.
You will leave a better wine buyer and a little scared!
Whats in that bottle can all learned with a few tips.

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Marco Scolaris Pinot Grigio

750ml $10.99

Wine #2

2014 Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay

750ml $13.99

Wine #3

2015 Cooper Hill Pinot Noir

750ml $17.99

Wine #4

2012 Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $12.99

Wine #5

2015 Gosford Shiraz

750ml $7.99

Wine #6

2012 Tranzind Red Blend

750ml $12.99

Event Photos

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Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club Wines Of Abruzzi Event

April 14, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Abruzzi Italy Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Thursday April 13th 2017

Guest Host: Dave Abbott

And

Masciarelli Wine

Masciarelli is the leading Estate of Abruzzo.

The Abruzzo region today is on the cutting edge of grape growing and winemaking in all of Italy.  We will talk about the special set of climates and soils that makes Abruzzo unique.  We will talk about the grape varieties that have evolved in Abruzzo for over a thousand years.  And we will talk about Gianni Masciarelli, the curious skeptic, biological savant, and energy management genius who took Abruzzo from a sleepy wine backwater to the cutting edge.

About Dave:

Dave Abbott began his wine career in 1985 with the Big Y Wine superstore in Northampton, Massachusetts just in time to taste all of the 1982 Classed Growth Bordeaux, and most of the to 1983 Burgundy Premier and Grand Crus. This is when he became vitally interested in the geography, geology, topography, climate, agriculture, history, culture, wine traditions and culinary traditions of the European wine lands.  Dave has been liberally overeducated at Dartmouth (BA English 1972), University of Michigan (MA English Language and Literature 1977), and University of Massachusetts (PhD/ABD 19th and 20th Century Novel leaving in 1985).  A teacher at heart, Dave has long been fascinated by all the factors that make every wine unique.  A salesman by trade, Dave has worked for Consumer Programming Services selling encyclopedias door-to-door in the West Virginia coal fields, as Sales Associate and Italian and German Brands Manager for Big Y Wines, as the founder of Wine Diamonds wine brokerage, for MRR Traders as Western Mass Wholesaler’s Rep, and since 1998 for Masciarelli Wine Company as Western Mass Rep, and later as a Regional Sales Manager.  In 2007 Dave became Regional Sales Manager for the imports division of Masciarelli Wine Company serving North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware later adding Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  In 2012 Dave also became Masciarelli’s Wine Educator, and Sales Trainer for both the Massachusetts and Florida divisions..  Since 2015 Dave has handled Regional Sales Manager duties for Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Marylnd, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois.  Since 2012 he has been National Brand Manager for Valori, Castello di Cacchiano, La Caplana, and the Masciarelli Estate in Abruzo.  Summer 2015 marked Dave’s 25th trip to Italy.

Today my business involves making connections with 9 distributors, traveling to 13 states, doing ride-alongs with 85 sales people a year teaching them about the things that make our wines so very special, calling on 1000 retailers and restaurants projecting the voice, character, style and passion of the Masciarelli Wine company and the wine families we represent.  Always fascinated by the intricacies of Italian wine, Dave aspires to be the World’s Best Italian Wine Salesman.

Favorite Quotes

When your done learning, your done.–John Wooden

The harder I work, the luckier I get.—Anonymous

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Valori Pecorino

750ml $17.99

Wine #2

2015 Masciarelli Trebbiano

750ml $10.99

Wine #3

2014 Masciarelli Montepulciano

750ml $10.99

Wine #4

2013 Marina Cvetic Montepulciano

750ml $24.99

Wine #5

2010 Valori Montepulciano Vigna Sant Angelo

750ml $35.99

Wine #6

2010 Marina Cvetic Merlot

750ml $29.99

Event Photos

Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club Masi Event

March 30, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Masi Agricola Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Wednesday March 29th 2017

Guest Host: Tony Apostolakos

And

Horizon Beverage

 

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in the Venetian regions. The name itself derives from “Vaio dei Masi”, the small valley in Valpolicella acquired by the Boscaini family, who are still its owners now, at the end of the XVIII century.

Today, Sandro Boscaini, company President and Managing Director, runs Masi with the help of his daughter Alessandra, in charge of sales and administration; his son Raffaele, Marketing Manager and

Co-ordinator of the Masi Technical Group and his brother Bruno, Production and Plant Manager. His brother Mario has his own business, but is still part of Masi and an adviser to the management.

 

http://www.masi.it/eng/home/

About Tony

Tony Apostolakos comes from a family with a winemaking background, as they originally owned vineyards in Central Greece dating back to the early 1900s before emigration to Montreal in Canada. Tony himself took a degree in Economics at the University of Alberta before entering the wine trade, where he now has over 20 years of experience.

Tony first represented Masi in Canada in 1999 before he switched his attention to the United States market in 2005. He has now been appointed Director of Marketing and Sales in USA for Masi and makes regular trips to company headquarters in Valpolicella, to spend time with the Boscaini family and the Masi Technical Group and ensure he is fully up-to-date with the company’s winemaking techniques and global strategy.

When not travelling inside USA for Masi, Tony resides in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

 

 

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Masianco

750ml $16.99

Wine #2

2016 Rosa dei Masi 

750ml $16.99

Wine #3

2014 Valpolicella Bonacosta

750ml $14.99

Wine #4

2013 Campofiorin Rosso

750ml $18.99

Wine #5

2010 Campofiorin Oro

750ml $22.99

Wine #6

2014 Passo Doble

750ml $14.99

Wine #7

2011 Amarone Costasera

750ml $64.99

Event Photos

Franklin Liquors 2017 Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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New Card Back 2016

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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks

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Thank You 2016

Franklin Wine Club Vandervalk Farm Winery Tour/Tasting

June 11, 2016

Franklin Wine Club Vandervalk Farm Winery Tour

CLUB

Saturday June 11th 2016

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The Wines 

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Franklin Wine Club Yoga And Wine Event 06-08-16

June 9, 2016

Franklin Wine Club Yoga And Wine Event

With Special Guest Host Betsy Barry From

Franklin Wellness And Yoga

CLUB

Wednesday June 8th 2016

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The Wines And Chakras Pairings

Wine #1

2013 Brut Dargent Chardonnay

Chakra

Spirituality      Crystalline Light        Inner Light     Crown of head

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Wine #2

2014 Bogle Chenin Blanc

Chakra

Love/Heart

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Wine #3

Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre

Chakra

Water

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Wine #4

2014 Fratelli Falanghina

Chakra

Power/Fire

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Wine #5

2014 Undurraga Pinot Noir

Chakra

Light

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Wine #6

2011 Spinozzi Montelpuciano

Chakra

Earth

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Wine #7

Maynard 10YR Tawny Port

Chakra

Expression Throat

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Wine Club Yoga And Wine Event

March 25, 2016

Franklin Wine Club Yoga And Wine Event

With Special Guest Host Betsy Barry From

Franklin Wellness And Yoga

CLUB

Thursday March 24th 2016

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The Wines And Chakras Pairings

Wine #1

N/V Codorniu Brut Rosé

Chakra

Spirituality      Crystalline Light        Inner Light     Crown of head

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Wine #2

2014 Pieropan Soave

Chakra

Fire

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Wine #3

2012 Les Chancelieres Vouvray

Chakra

Water

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Wine #4

2013 Route 152 Pinot Noir

Chakra

Transcendence Light

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Wine #5

2010 Santo Pietro Pio 2 Chianti

Chakra

Earth Root

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Wine #6

2012 Midnight Zinfandel

Chakra

Love Heart

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Wine #7

N/V Taylor Fladgate Reserve Port

Chakra

Expression Throat

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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