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Franklin Wine Club Valentine’s Wine Tasting

February 8, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Valentine’s Wine Event

An Education And Tasting 

CLUB

Tuesday February 7th 2017

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Host: Shanley Snydeman

 

At this tasting we will explore wines that will be great to pair on Valentines Day.

Mix of types and styles to get you in the ready for the big day.

Lets taste and explore.

 

About Shanley

Shanley is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts. She holds degrees in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales and Bachelors in Hospitality Management from Endicott College. She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has over a decade of experience working with the wine programs of such restaurants as Legal Sea Foods, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Gibbet Hill Grill. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, sailing and hockey.

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Love Noir Rosé

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750ml $9.99

Wine #2

2015 Love Noir Pinot Noir

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750ml $11.99

Wine #3

2014 Some Young Punks

Passion Has Red Lips

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750ml $24.99

Wine #4

2013 Some Young Punks

Naked On Roller Skates

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750ml $28.99

Wine #5

2014 Some Young Punks

The Sqid’s Fist

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750ml $29.99

Wine #6

2015 Banfi Rosa Regale

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750ml $17.99

Wine #7

Choco Vine Original

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750ml $10.99

Wine #8

Choco Vine Whipped Cream

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750ml $10.99

Wine #9

Choco Vine Raspberry

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750ml $10.99

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Franklin Wine Club 10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

November 18, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

10 Grape Varietals To Understand Italy

Education And Tasting Event

CLUB

Thursday November 17th 2016

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Host Ciro Pirone

Italy is a country with thousands years history of viticulture that through the various colonization’s and cultures has translated into hundreds of different cultivars (exactly 497 according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture), multiple ways of interpreting the local history and traditions that brings us today the most exciting and ever changing wine scene. I picked 10 out of the so many varietals, from some of most recognized such as Nebbiolo from the north to the least familiar and exotic like Zibibbo from the south.

About Ciro

Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy and a Certified Italian Wine Specialist by the NASA (North American Sommelier Association affiliated with the Italian Sommelier Association). Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for wine, food and culture. After all, growing up in Italy, wine was always a very important part of his family’s lifestyle and traditions. In 1999, Ciro moved to the US permanently. He landed in Boston, where he continued his wine studies at Boston University, the International Sommelier Guild, the London –based Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), as well as he completed and passed with Honors the Italian Wine Specialist Certification by the North American Sommelier Association (part of the worldwide recognized Italian Sommelier Association).

In 2007, Ciro accepted the position of Italian Wine Specialist for Horizon Beverage. After successful growth at HBC, Ciro accepted on a new challenge as the US Brand Manager for the Arnaldo Caprai Winery of Montefalco (Umbria), the top producer of worldwide recognized Sagrantino di Montefalco. In June 2011, Ciro returned to Horizon Beverage with a new position of Director of Italian Wines in support of their expanding presence in the New England marketplace. Ciro is happy to share his passion for Italian wine and culture in an effort to give the American wine consumer a better understanding and appreciation for Italian wine!

The Wines:

Wine #1 

2013 Chiarlo Nebbiolo Il Principe

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750ml $19.99

Wine #2

2014 Caldaro-Schiava

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750ml $19.99

Wine #3

2011 Sartori Regolo-Corvina

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750ml $23.99

Wine #4

N/V Villa Sandi-Prosecco

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750ml $15.99

Wine #5

N/V Bellagio Rosso Dolce-Lambrusco

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750ml $11.99

Wine #6

2014 Cecchi Chianti Classico-Sangiovese

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750ml $16.99

Wine #7

2014 Casal Farento Verdicchio dei Jesi

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750ml $14.99

Wine #8

2014 Poggio Anima Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

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750ml $17.99

Wine #9

2014 Fratelli Urciuolo -Aglianico

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750ml $14.99

Wine #10

2013 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria-Zibibbo

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375ml $47.99

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Franklin Wine Club Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

November 13, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Education And Tasting Event

CLUB

Saturday November 12th 2016

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Guest Host: Jo-Ann Ross

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some exquisite wine examples from this region.

About Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is a lifelong wine enthusiast with considerable formal wine education. As a leading US based expert, Jo-Ann is frequently invited by the French Government to come and learn about their wines and related cultures. As an enthusiastic traveller to worldwide wine growing regions, she always brings this firsthand appreciation of the wines to her multi-sensory presentations. Jo-Ann’s classes are more educational and engaging than a typical wine tasting or lecture. Her passion for wine and teaching is evident in her professional, enthusiastic style that ensures that everyone leaves her wine events with valuable information and fond memories of the experience. An active member of the National Speakers Association, Jo-Ann has over 30 years of professional speaking training and has delighted corporate and private audiences in numerous venues

The Romantic Rhone Wine Adventure

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, 4:00 PM

Franklin Liquors
363 East Central Street Franklin, MA

35 Wine Explorers Went

There’s something about the Rhone River flowing 600 miles through the Southeast part of France that is so romantic. The wines are juicy and food friendly. The sun is shining. AND – the people seem to be incredibly happy. No wonder the Popes came here for 60 years during the 14th century!! Take a Rhone River journey with Jo-Ann Ross as we taste some…

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Chateau la Genestiere Rosé

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Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Clairette

750ml $22.99

Wine #2

2015 Maz Caz 

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60% Grenache Blanc 40% Roussanne

Only 500 cases made

750ml $15.99

Wine #3

2014 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres

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70% Grenache 30% Syrah

750ml $15.99

Wine #4

2013 Domaine des Escaravailles Rasteau La Ponce

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80% Grenache 20% Syrah

750ml $25.99

Wine #5

2015 Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Brun

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100% Syrah

750ml $21.99

Special Wine

2011 Domaine Du Coulet Cornas Billes Noires

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Only 100 Cases Made!!!

Not For Sale

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Franklin Liquors 2016 Events

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Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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Franklin Wine Club Boston Winery Event

November 6, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Boston Winery Event

Our 50th Meeting Since 2014!

CLUB

Saturday November 5th 2016

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Top Photo First Meetup 2014

Bottom 50th Meetup 2016 Over 440 Members later!

Guest Hosts:

Host Vito Bruno

The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Bio-dynamically, using grape sourced from

California, Chile, Italy, and South Africa.

http://www.bostonwinery.net

Boston Winery

Saturday, Nov 5, 2016, 4:00 PM

Franklin Liquors
363 East Central Street Franklin, MA

28 Wine Explorers Went

Boston winery Host Vito Bruno The Boston Winery was created by wine pioneer and vintner Raffaele Bruno in 2006. Mr. Bruno grew up in Abruzzi, Italy crafting fine wines with his forefathers. Rafaelle samples every vintage of wine, which is produced by his oldest grandson. All Boston Winery wines are produced Biodynamically, using grape sourced from…

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2012 Chardonnay

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750ml $16.99

Napa Fruit 3 months in oak

Wine #2

N/V Without Papers

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750ml $12.99

Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache Blend From California Fruit

Wine #3

2014 Pinot Noir

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750ml $16.99

Club Favorite!

Unfiltered aged in French oak

Wine #4

2014 Super Tuscan

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750ml $16.99

50% Sangiovese 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #5

2014 Boston Red Blend

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750ml $16.99

50% Syrah 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot

Wine #6

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ml $16.99

Alexander Valley Fruit

5 Months in Oak

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Franklin Wine Club Wines And Ciders Of The Northwest Event

October 21, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Artisanal, Handcrafted Wines And Ciders From The West Coast

CLUB

Thursday October 20th 2016

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Guest Hosts:

Judy Lebel

BestYearEverWine.com

The Wines:

As one of the Willamette Valley’s oldest wineries Torii Mor started with the vision to pursue elegant, Old World style wines in 1993.  Jacques Tardy, 5th generation winemaker from Nuits St Georges, has been producing our wines with elegance and balance for nearly 15 years.  The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together the name is a nod to Pinot’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.  Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir.

Hanzell is one of California’s iconic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers.  Established in 1948 with the vision “to produce wines equal to the finest in the world” our Estate sits atop the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma Valley’s Moon Mountain AVA.  46 acres of vineyard are planted on a 148 acre estate.  Hand tended vineyards, hand harvested and hand sorted grapes, making the way for exceptional wines.  In 2012 we introduced our “Sebella” Chardonnay from younger vines and made in a more modern style.

The Ciders:

It is from the 2nd and 3rd generations of apple farmers that Snowdrift Cider was born.  This 2 ingredient beverage is hand crafted from a variety of tree-ripened apples and fermented with Champagne yeast.  Modeled after the dry, English ciders, our Cornice is partially aged in used whisky barrels and our Red is crafted from red-fleshed apples.  Both are dry on the palate and offer clean, crisp apple flavors.  From the heart of Washington State apple country and available in only 7 states!

About Our Guest Host:

Judy Lebel, CSW, Founder

Judy began her wine career in San Diego, presenting boutique wines to restaurants and hotels, where she brought not only great wines to their tables, but her unique experience working with and learning directly from founders of California wineries.

A move to Ohio spurred her love affair with European wines and she launched several new wine labels. After that, a series of promotions working for Robert Mondavi brought her to Boston via the Northwest. In 2005, the Raymond family brought Judy in to manage their Northeast portfolio.

In 2010, with over twenty years of industry experience behind her, Judy realized the BEST way to fulfill her passion for enjoying fine wine and great food with interesting people (while still paying the rent!) was to embark on her greatest adventure yet. Best Year Ever Wine Agency was born.

At Best Year Ever, Judy helps wine companies and distributors define and achieve their sales goals while respecting their brand and company image. She is a proud recipient of the title “Certified Specialist of Wine” from the Society of Wine Educators, an education organization whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification.

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc

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750ml $21.99

Wine #2

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Gris

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750ml $$21.99

Wine #3

2014 Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay

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750ml $39.99

Wine #4

2014 Torii Mor Pinot Noir

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750ml $29.99

Cider #1

Snowdrift Cornice Cider

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750ml $16.99

Cider #2

Snowdrift Red Cider

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750ml $16.99

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Franklin Wine Club Italian Wines Of Zonin

October 12, 2016

Franklin Wine Club

Italian Wines Of Zonin

CLUB

Tuesday October 11th 2016

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Guest Hosts:

Francesco Rabellino

Wayne Dobrutsky

About Zonin:

With its close ties to the land for the past seven generations, the Zonin family heads the largest private vine growing and winemaking company in Italy (and one of the most important in Europe as well.)

The heart of the company is located in Gambellara, in the province of Vicenza, an oasis of lush green hills, meticulously arranged vineyards, and also the ancestral home of the Zonin family.

Today the Zonin family honor their family’s historical passion for the vineyard, the sine qua non for producing high-quality wines, by including “Vintners since 1821” on their logo.

About Our Host: 

 Francesco Rabellino was born in Ventimiglia, on the Italian Riviera and raised between the rugged Ligurian shorelines and the gentle slopes of Dolcetto in the Langhe Region.  Francesco left his native country in his early 20ies and developed a strong multicultural background throughout his travels, becoming fluent in 5 languages

A true wine and food aficionado, Francesco has been a strong promoter in the US of his country’s traditions and of the Italian excellence for decades. Among other endeavors, Mr. Rabellino has been a restauranteur in NYC in the 1990’s, and his Ligurian restaurant “Cinque Terre” was awarded 2-stars from the New York Times.

Francesco has excelled in the wine business for 20 years, the past 11 of which with his current employer, Zonin USA. His position today is northeast division manager, overseeing all aspects of business development in NY and the northeast region.

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The Wines:

Wine #1 

2015 Zonin Winemakers Collection Pinot Noir 

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1.5Lml $10.99

Wine #2

2013 Castello del Poggio Barbera d’Asti

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750ml $$15.99

Wine #3

2015 Rocca di Montemassi Maremma Toscana Le Focaie

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750ml $14.99

Wine #4

2014 Masseria Altemura Salento Primitivo Sasseo

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750ml $15.99

Wine #5

2012 Feudo Principi di Butera Symposio

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750ml $22.99

Wine #6

N/V Castello del Poggio Rosato

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750ml $10.99

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Franklin Liquors

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Franklin, Ma 02038

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