Posts Tagged ‘News’

Liquor Industry News 11-28-22

November 28, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-28-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The Scientific Discovery That Changed The Art Of Wine Pairing Forever

Now, a “fifth sense” known as umami has become accepted by scientists, chefs, sommeliers, wine experts, and foodies across the board.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1083624/the-scientific-discovery-that-changed-the-art-of-wine-pairing-forever/?utm_campaign=clip

A Guide To The Northern Italy Wine Regions

If you have always wanted to know more about the most famous Northern Italy wine regions, keep reading.

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-northern-italy-wine-regions/

6 Things You Should Know About Midori

With its vibrant, neon green hue, it’s no wonder Midori dominated in bars and nightclubs in the 1980s, when brilliantly colored cocktails were all the rage

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-midori-melon-liqueur-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7f47990874-November_7_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7f47990874-38937345&mc_cid=7f47990874&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The New Old Wine Bottle Technology

Conservative estimates say that glass bottles account for about 29 percent of a wine’s carbon pollution, but other estimates posit that the bottle is responsible for up to 70 percent of a wine’s impact.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/the-new-old-wine-bottle-technology

White Trumps Red for Wine Drinkers

The year might be heading towards winter, but people looking for wine on Wine-Searcher still have summer firmly on their minds.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/11/white-trumps-red-for-wine-drinkers

Tannins can make red wine undrinkable or delicious – what are they?

They can make your face pucker or add rich complexity – winemaker Jonathan Hesford explains their importance

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Mag/Food-and-Drink/Tannins-can-make-red-wine-undrinkable-or-delicious-what-are-they

Map of Etna DOC redrawn to include nine new territories

The map of the Etna DOC wine region has been updated to make it easier to identify the myriad contrade (districts or crus) on the slopes of the volcano, with nine new contrade identified as part of the process, taking the total to 142.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/11/map-of-etna-doc-redrawn-including-nine-new-territories/

The Urban Legend of Wade Boggs’ 107-Beer Flight

When Wade Boggs first took to the field at Fenway Park in 1982, he launched one of the most successful careers in baseball history.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wade-boggs-beer-flight/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=da157cc140-November_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-da157cc140-38937345&mc_cid=da157cc140&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Does Biodynamic Farming Improve Wine? Experts Weigh In

For decades, many wine lovers and producers discounted biodynamic farming as nothing more than pseudoscience.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/08/biodynamic-wine/

Prosecco Isn’t “Just Cheap Champagne” — Here’s the Difference

It can be confusing, given the ways these wines are talked about and marketed.

https://www.thekitchn.com/prosecco-vs-champagne-23458938

Question 3 fails, signaling a win for chain liquor retailers and a loss for package stores

Question 3 was a desperate measure by package stores to try to stop chain liquor retailers from edging them out of the market.

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2022/11/09/question-3-massachusetts-liquor-retailers-package-stores/

AND

Voters reject Question 3 and opt to keep rules for alcohol sellers the same

The measure would have gradually doubled the total number of alcohol licenses a company can hold by 2031. It also would have tightened the cap on how many so-called “full” liquor licenses a business can own.

https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/11/09/massachusetts-ballot-question-3-alcohol-rules

What You Need to Know About the Santo di Montepulciano DOC

The DOC comes in several compositions, each of which leads to the creation of a sweet wine.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-santo-di-montepulciano-doc/

The 5 Red Wines You Absolutely Must Drink on Your Next Trip to Rome

Let’s explore all the wines you must try on your next trip to Rome, along with restaurants and wine bars to visit, ensuring you have the best Roman food and wine experience.

https://www.bighammerwines.com/blogs/news/the-5-red-wines-you-absolutely-must-drink-on-your-next-trip-to-rome

The 5 Enemies of Wine

These are the five enemies of wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/10/enemies-of-wine/

Coming of Age: Who was the real ‘Champagne Charlie’?

GENTLEMAN-ADVENTURER, US CIVIL WAR SPY (MAYBE), RIDER OF WHITE STALLIONS AND INSPIRER OF JAZZ STANDARDS – AS CHARLES HEIDSIECK MARKS 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ITS FOUNDER, WHO WAS THE ORIGINAL ‘CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE’?

https://luxurylondon.co.uk/taste/drink/champagne-charlie-charles-heidsieck/

7 of the Biggest Gin Myths, Debunked

To set the record straight, we debunked seven of the most common gin myths.

https://vinepair.com/articles/gin-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=54fc76a2cd-November_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-54fc76a2cd-38937345&mc_cid=54fc76a2cd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Best Irish Whiskey for Every Type of Drinker

Although Irish whiskey had nearly been wiped from existence in the 1970s, when only a mere three distilleries remained, Ireland’s signature whiskey has recently been on the upswing.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/11/best-irish-whiskey/

Everything You Need To Know About Marsala Wine

Marsala has a nutty, brown sugar flavor with dried fruit flavors and can range from gently sweet (dry) to highly sweet.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-marsala-wine-1668187359809

How does music affect wine?

It’s not so much a matter of music affecting the taste of wine as influencing our perception of it.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/how-does-music-affect-the-taste-of-wine-20220922-p5bkaj.html

Five Ways to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

The following five gift wrap ideas give a wine bottle a festive and personalized touch.

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-wrap-a-wine-bottle-6825913

A definition of wine aromas

The term “aroma” is pretty much self-evident: It is the smell of wine derived from grapes.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-definition-of-wine-aromas

Meet Victoria James—the Sunshine State’s Sommelier

Once the world’s youngest sommelier, Victoria James is now changing the culture of restaurants.

https://flamingomag.com/2022/11/16/meet-victoria-james-the-sunshine-states-sommelier/

QR Code Regulations in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

QR codes are a solid line of communication with consumers and even if consumers decide they do not like the product or agree with the information, at least they had the good intention of seeking it out and evaluating it. In Dr. Frankl’s view, the QR code is a stimulus that consumers, in turn, respond to in making their decisions. It expands their freedom of choice.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/qr-code-regulations-in-the-beverage-alcohol-industry/

All the Different Styles of Rye, Explained

Rye has been produced in the United States since the 1800s, when Scottish and Irish immigrants settled on the land now known as Pennsylvania and Maryland.

https://vinepair.com/articles/styles-of-rye-explained/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3acd5dba2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_11_17_01_59&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3acd5dba2b-38937345&mc_cid=3acd5dba2b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What’s in a vière?

Every now and then, you come across an invention that makes you wonder: why did no one think of this before?

https://traveltomorrow.com/this-mix-between-wine-and-beer-is-the-new-it-drink/

Champagne: the significance of disgorgement

In the last of her reflections following the publication of her 2022 Champagne Report, Essi Avellan MW considers the importance of a complex but integral topic: disgorgement

https://cluboenologique.com/story/champagne-disgorgement-date-importance-explained/

Yuengling Launches New Bongo Fizz Premium Beer with Hint of Mango Flavor

Bongo Fizz embodies tropical relaxation, making it the ideal beer for adults of legal drinking-age looking for a flavorful and refreshing beer that is perfect for many of life’s occasions.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/yuengling-launches-new-bongo-fizz-premium-beer-with-hint-of-mango-flavor/

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

Good Pods Top 100 Podcast For Education

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 226

November 19, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Good Pods Top 100 Educational Podcast

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 226

 

What To Serve With The Bird 2022

 

 

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 11-14-22

November 14, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

11-14-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Big NO for Big Y

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

Why I let my kids drink wine

My Italian wife grew up with her father allowing her a sip of wine at the table.

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/why-i-let-my-kids-drink-wine-20221019-p5br43.html

Should You Decant Champagne? It Depends

One thing all parties can agree on, however, is that decanting is situational:

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/21/how-to-decant-champagne/

12 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Drinking Red Wine

When it comes to red wine, a survey conducted by National Today shows that it is the preferred choice for almost half of U.S. consumers.

https://www.mashed.com/1066715/mistakes-everyone-makes-when-drinking-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Winery Behind Trader Joe’s Wine

Two-Buck Chuck is just a nickname. The label is officially called Charles Shaw, made under the California vintner Bronco Wine Company.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/1064398/the-winery-behind-trader-joes-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

The Complete History Of E. & J. Gallo Winery

The history behind the family-owned E. & J. Gallo Winery can be likened to the depth and complexity of some of its many products.

https://www.mashed.com/1066819/the-complete-history-of-e-j-gallo-winery/?utm_campaign=clip

Commentary: Post-pandemic, we need strong liquor laws

Underage drinking is a serious problem.

https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Post-pandemic-we-need-strong-liquor-17523748.php

FTC penalises Drizly for data breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against alcohol e-commerce platform Drizly and its CEO for alleged security failures that resulted in the leak of the personal information of 2.5 million users.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/ftc-penalises-drizly-for-data-breach/

Sherry gets its newness made official

One of the biggest changes is that the “Sherry Triangle” is for all purposes, no more.

https://www.hudin.com/sherry-gets-its-newness-official/

“Mineral”, “fruity”, “feminine”… the language of wine sometimes doesn’t mean much anymore

The consumer, instead of finding help in these speeches, is more likely to plunge into some confusion.

https://lookcharms.com/mineral-fruity-feminine-the-language-of-wine-sometimes-doesnt-mean-much-anymore/

What are the health benefits and food industry applications of wine industry by-products?

The wine industry generates 20 million tons of by-products annually, corresponding to about 30% of the total quantity of vinified grapes.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221024/What-are-the-health-benefits-and-food-industry-applications-of-wine-industry-by-products.aspx

What Is Mead? A Guide to the World’s Oldest Alcoholic Beverage

Although mead may seem like a newcomer to the alcohol scene, it has ancient roots and even predates wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/what-is-mead/

The Highest-Rated Beer in Every State (2022)

It’s no secret that Americans love beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/highest-rated-beer-states-map/

This is why wine was a warrior’s drink for most of history

The history of wine is mainly connected to warriors during the medieval days.

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/wine-military-history/

New Tequila Sodas

The Boston Beer Company has entered the Tequila-based RTD market with Loma Vista, a new line of flavored Tequila sodas. The 5.5% abv drinks are made with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, soda water, and other flavors. The initial lineup comes in two flavors—Lime and Mango—both available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Loma Vista is now available in select markets across the U.S. with expanded availability planned for near future.

5 of the Biggest Vodka Myths, Debunked

To separate fact from folklore, we debunked five of the most widely held vodka myths and even broke down the rationale behind a popular yet futile TikTok trend.

https://vinepair.com/articles/vodka-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e7b79c208a-October_25_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e7b79c208a-38937345&mc_cid=e7b79c208a&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Nebbiolo — A Guide to the Basics

Without it, there would be no Barolo or Barbaresco.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/nebbiolo-wine-guide

The Top Beer Trends in 2022-23

Has the turmoil of the past few years led to more nostalgic beer styles, a harkening back to simpler times?

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/10/24/the-top-beer-trends-for-2022-23/

The Best Tequilas for Every Kind of Drinker

Here’s everything you need to know about tequila.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/24/best-tequilas/

The Beginner’s Guide To California’s Paso Robles Wine

Napa and Sonoma might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to California wines, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only regions in the state with something to offer.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1074010/the-beginners-guide-to-californias-paso-robles-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Beer Label Fundamentals

We’ve compiled the basic information required by both the federal and state levels to help maintain compliance as you begin the label design process.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/beer-label-fundamentals/

Buttafuoco may be an obscure wine, but it is a wonderful red blend worth the search

The Fiamberti winery has been making wine in the Oltrepò Pavese for more than two centuries

https://thehub.ca/2022-10-28/malcolm-jolley-buttafuoco-may-be-an-obscure-wine-but-it-is-a-wonderful-red-blend-worth-the-price/

New Book Details How Climate Change Will Alter How Wines Are Made Worldwide. . . Sooner Than Later

More than most industries, the global wine community has recognized how climate change will radically affect their vineyards, grape growing and flavor of their wines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2022/10/28/new-book-details-how-climate-change-will-alter-how-wines-are-made-worldwide—sooner-than-later/?sh=340372b71469

Should alcohol ads face tighter rules?

The drinks industry is fighting its corner in the face of World Health Organization calls for tighter regulations on alcohol advertising.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/should-alcohol-ads-face-tighter-rules/

5m bottles of Spanish wine disguised as French in Bordeaux fraud scheme

Bordeaux investigators have discovered a fraud scheme which saw up to five million bottles of cheap Spanish wine disguised as French.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/5m-bottles-of-spanish-wine-disguised-as-french-in-bordeaux-fraud-scheme/

American Rye Whiskey Is Having a Moment

While rye itself—defined as a whiskey made with at least 51% rye grain—has been around for centuries,

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/28/american-rye-whiskey-is-having-a-moment/

A Beginner’s Guide to the Loire Valley and Its Iconic Wines

Located along France’s longest river of the same name, the Loire Valley—aka Centre-Loire—is a picturesque region known for its chateaus, royal abbeys and a rich winemaking history that stretches over 2,000 years.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/27/a-beginners-guide-to-the-loire-valley-and-its-iconic-wines/

This Small Missouri Town Will Change the Way You Think About Midwest Wines

Augusta, Missouri, has a surprising wine scene you should know about.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/augusta-missouri-wine-destination-6822193

Sulphur, so good? What it really means when wine ‘contains sulphites’

The debate around sulphur dioxide in wine is full of half-truths, hotly held opinions, and often tedious technicalities.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/130301207/sulphur-so-good-what-it-really-means-when-wine-contains-sulphites

New Cutwater

Cutwater Spirits has announced a new line of bottled RTD cocktails, Cutwater Heaters. The line comes in three varieties—Vodka Apple Pie, Whiskey Hot Toddy, and Hot Buttered Rum—all packaged in 375-ml. bottles at 40% abv. The line is meant to be mixed with hot water to create warm cold-weather sippers. Cutwater Heaters is now available in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts, as well as online via SipWhiskey.com and ReupLiquor.com for a suggested price of $14 a 375-ml. Cutwater Spirits, part of AB InBev, was at just under two million cases in 2021, according to Impact Databank.

Recent trends in wine drinking in the USA

So, it seems to be inflation that is the current issue — wine prices are going up, but our incomes are not.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/10/recent-trends-in-wine-drinking-in-usa.html

Why is blending such a key part of making wines in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux used to be a marginal grape-growing region – hence blending was key to achieving consistency in style

http://www.the-buyer.net/insight/bordeaux-blend-showcases-art-blending/

The 12 Best Chiantis for 2022

Chianti wines can be juicy and bright, or broody and dark, and they always have wonderful natural acidity.

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/6-best-chiantis-2021/

Are corks about to make a comeback?

Cork oaks are harvested for their cork bark about once every nine years.

https://www.therealreview.com/2022/11/02/are-corks-about-to-make-a-comeback/

Holiday Wine-Buying Habits Uncorked: Online Ordering Continues to Grow

For many Americans, wine is an important part of holiday celebrations. It not only pairs well with holiday spreads, but it also makes guests merry and bright.

https://civicscience.com/holiday-wine-buying-habits-uncorked-online-ordering-continues-to-grow/

AND

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GIVING GIFTS.

HOW TO TWEAK YOUR MESSAGING FOR MORE SALES THIS HOLIDAY.

https://www.wineglassmarketing.com/the-psychology-behind-gift-buying/

Sippd Debuts Wine Quiz to Enhance the Personalization of Consumer’s Wine Recommendations

The introduction of this seven-question quiz comes as an addition to the mobile app’s existing AI-based algorithm, assisting consumers in building and refining their unique wine taste preferences.

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/598933103/sippd-debuts-wine-quiz-to-enhance-the-personalization-of-consumer-s-wine-recommendations

6 New American Liqueurs To Try Now

These delicious, US-made liqueurs are designed not just for sipping, but for enhancing cocktails as well.

https://www.foodandwine.com/american-made-liqueurs-6754565

The 7 Best Amaretto Liqueurs

Amaretto, which translates to “a little bitter,” is an Italian liqueur with a distinct almond flavor.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/01/best-amaretto-liqueurs/

A Big NO for Big Y

When the roll call vote came, it was No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No. A resounding nine no votes and not a single yes.

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/129523/big-no-big-y

AND

License transfer from Franklin Village Liquors to Big Y

Town of Franklin MA says NO listen why

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/11/town-council-quarterbacking-with-tom.html

How To Successfully Store, Pour And Drink Champagne, According To An Expert

Mary Claire Boyd, fair director of the Spirit of Christmas Fair, is here to give her advice on how best to enjoy a glass of bubbly.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/how-to-successfully-store-pour-and-drink-champagne-according-to-an-expert/

Wineries Embrace Worms in the Fight to Conserve Water

Feeding on the grape skins, seeds, sugars and other organic compounds in winery gray water, the worms generate nutrient-dense worm castings, a rich source of fertilizer.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/31/wineries-worms/

The Best Bottle Picks for a Delicious Mulled Wine

From the first bit of chill in the evening air, those of us who love the cozy season pull out all the stops to make home a bit more hygge.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/11/04/best-mulled-wine/

How neuroscience can make your wine taste better

Neuroscience and wine may not seem like immediate bedfellows, but some producers are putting the time in to find out how drinkers are affected by things like our surroundings and assumptions. This in turn offers some insights into how to make the wine you serve taste better.

https://www.cityam.com/how-neuroscience-can-make-your-wine-taste-better/

A practical definition of terroir

Let’s start with the premise that there is such a thing as terroir, and then afterwards, touch a little upon the perspectives of naysayers.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-practical-definition-of-terroir

The Beginner’s Guide To Italy’s South Tyrol Wine Region

South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian and Südtirol in German) boasts the northernmost location in the country, bordering Austria. For over 500 years

https://www.tastingtable.com/1084350/the-beginners-guide-to-italys-south-tyrol-wine-region/?utm_campaign=clip

Is Malt Beer The Same Thing As Malt Liquor?

Before we get into the differences between malt beer and malt liquor, it will be helpful to know what malt is

https://www.tastingtable.com/1079617/is-malt-beer-the-same-thing-as-malt-liquor/?utm_campaign=clip

Why You Should Reconsider Buying Cooking Wine At The Grocery Store

The rule of thumb for choosing a wine to cook with has always been to not cook with a wine that you wouldn’t drink.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1080599/why-you-should-reconsider-buying-cooking-wine-at-the-grocery-store/?utm_campaign=clip

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

Good Pods Top 100 Podcast For Education

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 225

November 5, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Good Pods Top 100 Educational Podcast

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 225

 

Restaurant Tips

 

 

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 10-31-22

October 31, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-31-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

What Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Scientists Just Figured Out a Way to Make Beer Taste Even Better

Today’s tall cylindrical fermentation tanks that have replaced the shorter vats of breweries in the past have tended to negatively impact the taste of the resulting beer – but now scientists have stepped in to improve the taste of our booze.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-figured-out-a-way-to-make-beer-taste-even-better

Everything You Need to Know About Bock Beer

Whether your go-to brew is a classic lager or a full-bodied stout, it doesn’t hurt to switch things up and try a new beer style occasionally.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/07/what-is-bock-beer/

How to Hold a Wine Glass Properly, and Why It Matters

Perhaps the small screen isn’t the best resource for learning the ropes. Because yes, there is a proper way to hold a wine glass—and it matters.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/07/how-to-hold-a-wine-glass/

The Complete Guide to Marsala Wine

The enduring ubiquity of the Italian-American dish chicken Marsala ensures that, for many Americans, Marsala is a household name.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-marsala-wine/

How to Drink Better: Why does drinking some wines give me a sore head?

John Wilson: Sulphites are often blamed, but they are unlikely to be the true culprit

https://www.irishtimes.com/food/drink/2022/10/09/john-wilson-why-does-drinking-wine-give-me-a-sore-head/

How to Draw a Wine Bottle

Learn how to draw a great looking Wine Bottle with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Wine Bottle drawing.

https://easydrawingguides.com/how-to-draw-a-wine-bottle/

8 Things You Should Know About St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Launched in 2007 by third-generation distiller Robert J. Cooper, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur kickstarted an elderflower craze that would span the next decade and a half and revived a sleepy liqueur industry.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-st-germain/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8c48b7d047-October_10_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8c48b7d047-38937345&mc_cid=8c48b7d047&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

Following are six benefits you’ll get from visiting your neighborhood, locally owned wine spot.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/six-reasons-why-you-should-only-buy-wine-at-independent-shops-12114022

ARE SMALLER BUBBLES REALLY BETTER?

Larger bubbles may be more efficient than small ones to help release aromas.

https://winespeed.com/blog/2022/10/are-smaller-bubbles-really-better/

Mumm to launch Tasmanian sparkling wine

The escalating prestige of Tasmanian sparkling wine has prompted Maison Mumm to issue a Tasmanian non-vintage brut cuvée, the latest of its Mumm Terroir range sourced from regions outside of Champagne.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/mumm-to-launch-tasmanian-sparkling-wine-489130/

Constellation Brands sheds more of its winery portfolio

Constellation Brands Inc. has sold more of its portfolio as the nation’s fifth-largest wine company downsizes to focus on the premium market.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/business/constellation-brands-sheds-more-of-its-winery-portfolio/

How to Pair Wine With Spicy Food (Beyond Riesling)

Acidity is also key. “High acid wines are what you want with food

https://mag.sommtv.com/2022/09/how-to-pair-wine-with-spicy-food/

From Eponymous to Anonymous: What Happens When Winemakers Sell Their Names?

Not only does this mean they no longer use their name commercially; the new owner might employ their birthright in embarrassing ways.

https://vinepair.com/articles/what-happens-when-winemakers-sell-their-names/?utm_source=AfternoonBrief&utm_medium=newsletter

The oenophile’s guide to visiting Argentina

Visiting a selection of wineries while touring Argentina has become a crucial part of understanding the country’s symbiosis with its unique environment as well as its heritage.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/the-oenophiles-guide-to-visiting-argentina/

The Weird Alcohol Emoji You Never Knew Existed

Added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015, the alembic emoji — a bulbous flask with a neck angled down sitting perched on a small stand — is designed to represent an ancient distilling tool that dates back to the 6th century.

https://vinepair.com/articles/weird-alcohol-emoji/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=43ea09db27-October_11_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-43ea09db27-38937345&mc_cid=43ea09db27&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

There’s an Italian Town Where Witches Waged War Over Wine

The hidden history of an Italian village where witches battled to determine if wine would spoil that season.e

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/italy/experiences/news/inside-the-italian-town-where-witches-waged-war-over-wine

Mass. voters to decide who can sell beer and wine

Massachusetts voters will be asked a simple question on this year’s ballot: whether to expand the number of locations where retail, grocery and convenience store chains are allowed to sell alcohol.

https://www.axios.com/local/boston/2022/10/11/massachusetts-voters-decide-sell-beer-wine

The Real Difference Between Bubbly Faves Prosecco And Champagne

Watching the gold-colored liquid foam over a flute glass is one of the most luxurious sights, whether it’s Champagne or Prosecco. But do you know the difference between the two? Because not all sparkling wine is created equal.

https://www.glam.com/1046415/the-real-difference-between-bubbly-faves-prosecco-and-champagne/?utm_campaign=clip

Decanter bookmarks: Things to read, watch and listen to for wine lovers

Every month the Decanter team selects the best books, podcasts, films and shows for wine lovers.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/the-editors-blog/decanter-bookmarks-what-to-read-watch-and-listen-to-this-month-459552/

NEW LABEL TO ENCOURAGE RECYCLING

This is a major step for consumers who love our brands and will now have even more information about how to best recycle wine containers.

https://wbmonline.com.au/new-label-to-encourage-recycling/

Who Cares About Wine Ratings

Are ratings the be all end all? No.

https://www.northwestwinereport.com/2022/10/who-cares-about-wine-ratings.html

9 Women Who Changed the Wine World

In an industry long dominated by men, women are making meaningful inroads, but their journey is far from over. Here are nine women who’ve changed the world of wine—and are boosting the female leaders to come.

https://www.worth.com/9-women-changed-wine-world/

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-s-identity

8 of the Biggest Tequila Myths, Debunked

Tequila is undeniably one of the world’s most popular spirits, with last year’s annual revenue amounting to over $5.2 billion.

https://vinepair.com/articles/tequila-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=8abe99fc1d-October_13_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-8abe99fc1d-38937345&mc_cid=8abe99fc1d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

‘Olfactometer’ brings smells to VR worlds for wine-sniffing game

Smells could be introduced to virtual-reality (VR) worlds through the development of an odour machine or ‘olfactometer’.

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/10/olfactometer-brings-smells-to-vr-worlds-for-wine-sniffing-game/

VOTE YES ON 3 In MA

2022 Massachusetts State Election- Yes on Question 3, Expanded Availability of Alcohol Licenses

https://youtu.be/pxwWnCdsbME

Alcoholic Fermentation: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Alcoholic fermentation is the chemical process that creates alcohol.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/14/alcoholic-fermentation/

Fruit Wines: What Is Elderberry Wine And Its Flavor Profile

Elderberries are the fruit of the bushy shrub Sambucus, of which there are numerous species.

https://www.slurrp.com/article/fruit-wines-what-is-elderberry-wine-and-its-flavour-profile-1665769199202

The Italian town with a boozy secret

It’s super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water — and in many households across Sardinia it’s still produced illegally.

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/47486816/the-italian-town-with-a-boozy-secret

Is There Actually Any Truth to ‘Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker’?

You’ve probably heard this phrase dozens of times.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/20/beer-before-liquor-myth-debunked/

Do Agglomerate Corks Make Wines Astringent?

A ‘potentially flavour-active contaminant’ called suberic acid may be creating an astringent effect in wines sealed with micro-agglomerate corks.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/academic-papers/do-agglomerate-corks-make-wines-astringent

Kings of Leon creates whiskey line

American rock band Kings of Leon has partnered with Kentucky-based Willett Distillery to launch a limited edition Bourbon and rye whiskey collection.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/10/kings-of-leon-creates-whiskey-line/

How much wine is in… wine

It may seem funny, but the definition of wine is once again beginning to elude all interpretation.

https://weekly.tvp.pl/63923173/how-much-wine-is-in-wine

Snoop Dogg Launches Exclusive Limited-Edition Death Row Records Red Wine

Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg continues to take the wine industry by storm,

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/10/20/snoop-dogg-launches-exclusive-limited-edition-death-row-records-red-wine

Does Sound Affect Our Perception of Taste? These Wine Experts Think So

The brain is constantly influenced by any number of stimuli. For the last two decades, researchers have studied the cognitive and perceptual factors that affect how we perceive wine.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/19/sound-and-wine/

You can now buy a Napa Valley-themed version of Monopoly

If you’ve always fancied yourself as something of a wine tycoon, you can now pass ‘Go’ and embark on a journey through some of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/10/you-can-now-buy-a-napa-valley-themed-version-of-monopoly/

Crumbled Cork Wine Bottle

Does this mean the wine is bad? Or worse, can the cork pieces make you sick?

https://winevore.com/crumbled-cork-wine-bottle/

A Guide to Apple Brandy, America’s Oldest Spirit

Whether you call it applejack, Calvados or bätzi, at its core, apple brandy is any liquor made from fermented and distilled apples.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/18/apple-brandy-applejack-calvados-guide/

Wine pairing for zombies: Which wines go best with human flesh?

But what wines would go best with a dinner of human meat?

https://gizmodo.com/wine-pairing-for-zombies-which-wines-go-best-with-huma-5918888

“Blind Ambition” Is the Wine Movie the World Needs Right Now

A couple of years ago, the wine world was treated to its own version of such an underdog story, as a group of Zimbabwean sommeliers competed in the World Wine Tasting Championships in Burgundy.

https://www.vinography.com/2022/10/blind-ambition-is-the-wine-movie-the-world-needs-right-now

Italian agri-food exports are breaking historical records: wine is the most exported product

A record pace with wine acting as the locomotive. It is held by Italian agri-food exports, which, if current growth rates continue, will exceed 60 billion in 2022

https://winenews.it/en/italian-agri-food-exports-are-breaking-historical-records-wine-is-the-most-exported-product_480662/

Boston Globe: “Liquor store giant Total Wine enters fray on Question 3”

“The mom-and-pop package stores in Massachusetts now can identify an enemy in their Question 3 ballot campaign: retail giant Total Wine & More.

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/10/boston-globe-liquor-store-giant-total.html

A long overlooked Italian grape—Nebbiolo—has found its place in Lodi hillsides

Among the many wine grapes commercially grown in Lodi—over 125 of them, at last count—there is one that has remained an obscurity in the region and throughout California, despite its supremacy in its native Italy.

https://www.lodiwine.com/blog/A-long-overlooked-Italian-grape-Nebbiolo-has-found-its-place-in-Lodi-hillsides

What’s the Difference Between an Apéritif and a Digestif?

As two cornerstones of European drinking culture, apéritifs and digestifs have long enhanced the dining experience.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/difference-aperitif-digestif/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=7bd1cb028c-October_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-7bd1cb028c-38937345&mc_cid=7bd1cb028c&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How Prosecco Became The World’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine: With A Name Change

Prosecco used to be the name of a grape mainly grown in north-eastern Italy, in the Veneto region, but not only

https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2022/10/18/how-prosecco-became-the-worlds-most-popular-sparkling-wine-with-a-name-change/?sh=1fa18b382315

The New Wine Game GRAPES Is Available on Amazon Now

GRAPES is the first wine card game that doesn’t need you to taste wine while playing, but is intended to expand its audience beyond just wine connoisseurs via the playing process.

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2022/10/17/the-new-wine-game-grapes-is-available-on-amazon-now

Top 5 Reasons Glass Bottles Are Best For Wine

Before you head to the wine aisle next, here are some the reasons glass bottles have endured the test of time.

https://www.o-i.com/news/glass-optimal-packaging-material-for-wine/

What Does ‘Complexity’ Mean in Wine?

What makes wine complex?

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/17/what-does-complexity-mean-in-wine/

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

Good Pods Top 100 Podcast For Education

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 224

October 22, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Good Pods Top 100 Educational Podcast

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 224

 

Wine Foil

Supple

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 10-17-22

October 17, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-17-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Every bottle tells a story 

9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

6 mistakes you’re making on a wine tasting

As tempted as you are to chug, don’t!

https://www.cntraveller.in/story/6-mistakes-youre-making-on-a-wine-tasting/

A Wine Pro Explains Why You Should Never Rinse Your Wine Glass With Water at a Tasting

When it comes to wine tasting, there are a lot of unspoken rules:

https://vinepair.com/articles/never-rinse-glass-with-water-at-wine-tasting/

9 Things You Should Know About RumChata

Created in 2009 by formerly retired distiller Tom Maas, RumChata is one of the most popular cream liqueurs in the world and was recently named one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-rumchata-liqueur-alcohol-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=53bd8fd151-September_24_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-53bd8fd151-38937345&mc_cid=53bd8fd151&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

The Complete Guide to Orange Wine

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt felt the orange wine crush.

https://vinepair.com/articles/orange-wine-guide/

Essential Numbers You Need to Know as a Wine Profession

How many cases of wine are in a barrel? How many bottles of wine will an acre of grapes produce? These are some of the questions from consumers visiting tasting rooms, touring vineyards, or attending wine events.

http://winedataresearcher.com/?p=541

Has Your Palate Changed? We Take the Amarone Test

The conventional wisdom is that people tend to start with sweeter wines, then move to drier wines and then move to more elegant, softer wines

https://grapecollective.com/articles/has-your-palate-changed-we-take-the-amarone-test

Is There A Nutritional Difference Between Red Wine And White?

Just because there are no nutrition labels on wine bottles doesn’t mean they are void of nutrients.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/1020741/is-there-a-nutritional-difference-between-red-wine-and-white/?utm_campaign=clip

What You Need to Know About the New West Coast AVAs

There are seven exciting new winegrowing regions across Washington, Oregon, and California

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-west-coast-avas/

The Untold Truth Of Oliver Winery

Whether you’re a new fan of wine or a longtime connoisseur, there are several chapters in the story of Oliver Winery that you might not be familiar with

https://www.mashed.com/1023549/the-untold-truth-of-oliver-winery/

8 Things to Know About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returned triumphantly this year on September 17 and will last through October 3.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/26/things-to-know-about-oktoberfest/

7 of the Biggest Bourbon Myths, Debunked

The bourbon industry has been skyrocketing since the turn of the 21st century

https://vinepair.com/articles/biggest-bourbon-myths-debunked/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=fd84e60847-September_28_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-fd84e60847-38937345&mc_cid=fd84e60847&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Enters Fast-Growing Prosecco Category

New Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Rosé DOC Launch Under Coppola’s “Diamond Collection” Tier as Part of Multi-Phase Investment in Coppola Brands

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/263132

If ‘Children Of The Vine’ Sounds Like a Horror Flick, That’s Because It Is, Filmmaker Says

When Brian Lilla discovered how toxic Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller had made California’s Napa Valley, he wrote and produced an investigative documentary that he hopes will inspire communities to open a dialogue about the dangers of glyphosate.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/children-of-the-vine-movie-napa-valley-glyphosate-monsanto/

Mass. Restaurant Association says push for return of happy hour comes from patrons, not bars

The return of happy hour may not be the taste of town anytime soon

https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/massachusetts-restaurant-association-happy-hour-comes-patrons-not-bars/

Lambrusco — A Guide to the Basics

Today, Lambrusco shines in an array of styles, and all of them are more interesting than the bulk-produced examples that once dominated the market.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/lambrusco-wine-guide

School of Port launches The Masters video course

School of Port, the educational platform from port producer Symington Family Estates, is launching a new video course called The Masters.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/school-of-port-launches-the-masters-video-course/

Lambrusco’s new wave of vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine

A new wave of Lambrusco has started to emerge from the shadows. From its ancient Etruscan and Roman origins to the red-cola wines of the 1980s, Italy’s famous red frizzante has evolved into a vibrant, crunchy and saline fine wine, according to Filippo Bartolotta.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/lambruscos-new-wave/

What’s in a Label?

Future regulations may require wine labels to list ingredients and nutritional information, a move welcomed by some winemakers and resisted by others

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/whats-in-a-label

Advance Your Beer and Cider Knowledge with These Certifications

Curious if these programs might be a fit for you? Here are three beer and hard cider certifications you should know about.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/28/best-cider-and-beer-certifications/

What Are Americans Drinking?

If wines are being tweaked for the American palate, are they still good examples of that location’s winemaking craft and terroir?

https://timatkin.com/the-human-tongue/

A New Documentary Will Put Missouri Wine In Front Of A National Audience

When you think about wine, do you picture Missouri? If not, a new documentary by TasteMAKERS hopes to change your mind.

https://kansascitymag.com/things-to-do/arts-entertainment/a-new-documentary-will-put-missouri-wine-in-front-of-a-national-audience/

How the Manischewitz gets made — a behind-the-scenes taste of America’s most iconic kosher wine

For the syrupy Concord grape wine to be kosher, it all has to be made over the course of one, single week, known as ‘Kosher Crush’

https://forward.com/culture/519721/how-the-manischewitz-gets-made-a-behind-the-scenes-taste-of-americas-most-iconic-kosher-wine/

Prosecco’s Identity

Is it an Italian thing? For most of the world, yes. Australia begs to differ

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/prosecco-s-identity

3 Things To Consider Before Trying A Nonalcoholic Drink If You’re Sober

For those who are in recovery or even sober-curious, here are a few important questions to think over before drinking a CBD or low-ABV beverage.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-to-consider-nonalcoholic-drink_l_62ba03ace4b07b8f344104a9

The Science Behind Beer Flavors

Here’s a breakdown of the science behind coaxing hundreds of different flavors and aromas out of a simple combination of malt, hops and yeast.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/29/beer-flavor-science/

More Mass. liquor licenses? How Ballot Question 3 could impact your community

Massachusetts chain stores may be allowed to have 18 beer and wine licenses by 2031, which would double the current threshold should a ballot referendum succeed at the polls this November.

https://www.masslive.com/politics/2022/09/more-mass-liquor-licenses-how-ballot-question-3-could-impact-your-community.html

A Guide to Austria’s Underrated Red Grapes

Austria is becoming known for its red grapes, despite its reputation as a white wine country.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/30/best-austrias-red-wine/

TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2022

This list summarizes the top quality-to-price ratio bottles that our reviewers identified in blind tastings, with everything from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to French rosé to Washington State Syrah.

https://www.winemag.com/toplists/top-100-best-buys-of-2022/

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Low-Intervention’ Wine — So Why Does the Industry Champion the Term?

There’s also a more fundamental reason why winemakers should perhaps reconsider using a term that downplays their own importance: job security.

https://vinepair.com/articles/low-intervention-wine-term/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=2349ca9d9d-October_03_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-2349ca9d9d-38937345&mc_cid=2349ca9d9d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

How to Drink Better: Can I give a screw-cap wine as a gift?
John Wilson: There is no reason for complaint if given a quality bottle of screw-cap wine

Storage of quality wine bottles with screw caps in a wine rack

https://www.irishtimes.com/world/uk/2022/10/04/wagatha-christie-trial-vardy-ordered-to-pay-rooney-15m-in-legal-fees/

How To Read A Prosecco Label

Step by Step Guide on how to easily examine and understand the wording on a Prosecco Label,

https://glassofbubbly.com/how-to-read-a-prosecco-label/

The value of “produced by fermentation” for US wineries

Produced and Production. Two words often used by the media when they are referencing a winery’s activities.

https://winecompliancealliance.com/the-value-of-produced-by-fermentation-for-us-wineries/

Wines of Georgia Announces Wine Certification Program in Partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy

A first-of-its-kind for the US, the Napa Valley Wine Academy Georgian wine certification will deliver a free online learning tool for trade, educators and press wishing to learn more about the exciting history of the country that is considered the ‘cradle of wine’ and nexus of ancient winemaking.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/wines_of_georgia_announces_wine_certification_program_in_partnership_with_the_napa_valley_wine_academy_launching_in_november/prweb18936134.htm

How Family Wineries Handle Succession

Each family approaches such transitions differently.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/03/generation-wine-how-family-wineries-handle-succession/

What Food Pairs Well With Prosecco?

The wonderful world of food pairings is vast, with countless combinations, from the various different dishes with thousands of different bottles of Prosecco

https://glassofbubbly.com/what-food-pairs-well-with-prosecco/

Your Food Probably Has More Sulfites Than Your Wine

It’s time to address the sulfite situation once and for all. Sulfites are the naturally occurring byproduct of fermentation.

https://vinepair.com/articles/food-probably-sulfites-wine/

The Complete Guide to Peated Whisky

Peated whisky hasn’t always been part of the popular crowd.

https://vinepair.com/articles/peated-whisky-guide/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=29d3100ef1-October_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-29d3100ef1-38937345&mc_cid=29d3100ef1&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Boston Beer Unveils Truly Vodka Seltzer

Boston Beer Co. is launching new vodka-based seltzers under its Truly brand. Made with six-times-distilled vodka and real fruit juice, Truly Vodka Seltzer will be available nationally in four flavors including Blackberry & Lemon, Cherry & Lime, Pineapple & Cranberry, and Peach & Tangerine starting October 11.

The new seltzers are at 5% abv, have 110 calories and two grams of sugar, and are gluten free. Backed by a 360-degree integrated campaign, “There’s Vodka in This!,” they’re available in 12-ounce slim cans, variety 8-packs, and single-style 8-packs and 4-packs starting this fall at $10 a 4-pack and $18 an 8-pack. Also this year, the brand introduced a new flavor pack, Truly Margarita-Style, and Truly Flavored Vodka in collaboration with Beam Suntory.

Everything You Need to Know About Truly’s New Spirit-Based Vodka Hard Seltzer

Each variation in the initial rollout is a mashup of two fruit flavors:

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/truly-spirit-based-vodka-hard-seltzer/

THE IMPORTANCE OF REVIEW SITES

We all have a love/hate relationship with online reviews. We get angry when someone points out our flaws on Yelp, but we look for multiple reviews when considering something on Amazon.

https://www.wineglassmarketing.com/the-importance-of-review-sites/

How to Pair Wine with Cheesy Snacks, According to the Pros

We’ve enlisted a snob-free handful of cracker-loving wine and beverage pros to confess to their favorite wine and cheesy snack pairings.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/04/how-to-pair-wine-with-cheesy-snacks/

Amarone — A Guide to the Basics

Amarone is a wholly unique expression of red wine in Italy, based on a complex winemaking technique, and is an unexpectedly versatile pairing partner for food.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/amarone-wine-guide

Cartizze Prosecco: A Unique Expression Of Terroir

Many people don’t know about Cartizze Prosecco simply because the production of this remarkable Italian sparkling wine is so limited.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/irenelevine/2022/10/05/cartizze-prosecco-a-unique-expression-of-terroir/?sh=2396876e16ec

Buffalo Trace’s 2022 Van Winkle Collection: Details, Tasting Notes, and More

It’s that time of year again: Buffalo Trace Distillery’s annual Van Winkle collection is dropping later this month.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/buffalo-trace-van-winkle-release-2022/

What Happened To Blendtique Wine Company After Shark Tank?

Blendtique Wine Company allows wine drinkers to blend their own custom wines from various base varietals.

https://www.mashed.com/1041149/what-happened-to-blendtique-wine-company-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

Every bottle tells a story

A wine’s story can be informed by the place where the wines are made, but also (and perhaps most importantly), by the people whose hands guide the grapes from vine to the bottle

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/every-bottle-tells-story-juan-mu%C3%B1oz-oca/

Going ‘rogue’: Researchers discover viral trend in global marketing

According to the researchers, rogue marketing occurs when an unaffiliated individual creates and posts an informal message about a brand on social media that becomes viral.

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-rogue-viral-trend-global.html

Consumer Groups Sue Treasury Department to Force Alcohol Nutrition Labeling

In the future, manufacturers could be required to list calorie counts on alcohol labels.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/coalition-sued-treasury-department-over-alcohol-labeling/

A Guide To The Glera Grape

Have you ever heard about the Glera grape?

https://glassofbubbly.com/a-guide-to-the-glera-grape/

Cocktail Salts Are the Next-Level Ingredients Missing from Your Drink

A pinch of salt might make your cocktail even better, whether dissolved into a drink, used to rim a glass, or sprinkled on top to add a distinctive finishing touch.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/10/06/cocktail-salts-are-the-next-level-ingredients-missing-from-your-drink/

A NO-BULLSH•T GUIDE TO CHOOSING WINE

For the uninitiated, the wine world can seem a bit pretentious. But it doesn’t need to be.

https://concreteplayground.com/sydney/feature/how-to-choose-wine-without-bs

American Wine Is Awash With New AVAs. Who Do They Serve?

Every few months, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) formally approves one or more new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), and the wine world largely scratches its head and wonders where in the heck these appellations lie

https://vinepair.com/articles/american-wine-avas/?utm_source=AfternoonBrief&utm_medium=newsletter

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

Good Pods Top 100 Podcast For Education

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 223

October 8, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Good Pods Top 100 Educational Podcast

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 223

 

Chewy

Countries Signature Wines

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 10-03-22

October 3, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

10-03-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

MA Question 3 Details

Mixed rebound for Massachusetts craft beer in 2021

The Differences Between Straight Bourbon and Bonded Bourbon

Champagne, Explained: A Snobbery-Free Guide to the Best of Bubbly

The signature drink of celebrations everywhere doesn’t have to be intimidating.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/champagne-basics-explainer

Can You Drink Wine If You Have Diabetes?

Even though red and white wines are low in added sugar, wine still has an impact on your blood sugar, although you might be surprised to hear how.

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7998457/can-you-drink-wine-if-you-have-diabetes/

Chile’s winemakers exit Casablanca

A mass exit of one of Chile’s most prominent wine regions is underway due to overplanting, a lack of water, and a pervasive rabbit problem, learns db.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/chiles-winemakers-exit-casablanca/

10 best types of Croatian wine

Garnering more and more major awards today, Croatian wine relies on centuries of tradition and expertise

https://www.timeout.com/croatia/news/10-best-types-of-croatian-wine-091222

Gigondas AOC extended to white wines from 2023 vintage

Gigondas AOC, in the north of Vaucluse, is set to be extended to white wines from the 2023 vintage, after an unanimous vote in favour of the request.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/gigondas-aoc-extended-to-white-wines-from-2023-vintage/

Top Things to Know About Alcohol Advertising Rules and the Internet

Both federal and various state regulators have signaled their intent to ramp up policing of this area of alcohol regulation, particularly when it comes to advertising on the internet.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/top-things-to-know-about-alcohol-advertising-rules-and-the-internet/

Why Most Wine Production Could Be Lost In The Next 50 Years

Climate change is impacting our food and wine. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/1005366/why-most-wine-production-could-be-lost-in-the-next-50-years/?utm_campaign=clip

Fewer places to recycle highlight flawed program

California lawmakers on Aug. 31 passed legislation that could breathe life back into the state’s withering recycling industry which even those who run the program admit is stumbling.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/can-the-recycling-system-be-fixed/

Does anyone even read back labels?

When it comes to reading back labels of wine bottles, consumers are varied.

https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=39925

Top 10 wine producing states in the US

The US remains the largest wine consuming country in the world, but it also produces its fair share. From Napa Valley to Willamette Valley, the east coast may dominate when it comes to reputation, but you might be surprised to hear which other wine producing states make it into the top 10.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/top-10-wine-producing-states-in-the-us/

Why Does Bourbon Have to Be Aged in New Oak Barrels?

Spirits are aged for a plethora of reasons, the primary one being that it can remove harsh flavors from unaged alcohol, instead replacing it with slightly sweeter, more palatable notes.

https://vinepair.com/articles/bourbon-barrel-aging-explainer/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c6b59051ec-September_14_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c6b59051ec-38937345&mc_cid=c6b59051ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New Jeffersons

Pernod Ricard has launched the latest limited edition Bourbon in the Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea series, this one proofed with water from New York. The 49% abv whiskey matured while sailing through the North Sea, other European waters, along the Atlantic seaboard, and through the Panama Canal before landing in New York for blending with water from the Hudson Valley and Catskills mountains. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea New York Limited Edition will be available in New York City beginning in November for a suggested price of $99. Last year, Jefferson’s was up 31% to 158,000 cases, according to Impact Databank, and was named a Hot Prospect.

6 Wine Companies That Got Their Start on Shark Tank

The show has pushed several niche companies to success, and the wine industry is no exception.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/14/6-wine-companies-that-got-their-start-on-shark-tank/

BODY Vodka is Disrupting the Liquor Industry

The female-founded “better for you” low-proof spirit is based around drinking in moderation.

https://hypebeast.com/2022/9/body-better-for-you-low-proof-light-vodka-release-info

Everything You Need to Know About Amaretto

Amaretto is complicated. It’s an almond-flavored liqueur, but that doesn’t always mean it contains almonds.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/12/amaretto-guide/

US drinkers favor spirit-based RTDs

A new report has found that 86% of US consumers believe spirit-based RTDs should be more widely available, including in bars, convenience stores, and entertainment venues.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/09/us-drinkers-favour-spirit-based-rtds/

Kevin Hart adds to Tequila line

American comedian Kevin Hart and Jose Cuervo have introduced an añejo Tequila to their Gran Coramino range.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2022/09/kevin-hart-adds-to-tequila-line/

Pix’s Troubles Are Yet Another Warning to the U.S. Wine Industry

It’s been big news within the (admittedly internecine) world of the U.S. wine business that Napa Valley startup Pix recently had to lay off most of its staff.

https://www.1winedude.com/pixs-troubles-are-yet-another-warning-to-the-u-s-wine-industry/

AND

Pix Lays-off Staff

The wine recommendation platform’s foray into journalism appears to be over, with writers and editors let go.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/08/wine-site-pix-lays-off-editorial-staff

AND

Pix—The Inside Story

Roughly two years ago, wine-technology evangelist and thought leader Paul Mabray launched a start-up named Pix, aimed at providing consumers easier ways of buying wine while giving the wine industry better tools for selling it. For the first time since the nineteenth century, the Brunello harvest in Montalcino began in August

https://www.vinography.com/2022/09/pix-the-inside-story

AND

Pix Wasn’t the Only Wine Tech Failure I’ve Seen Up-Close

Let’s be clear, when a start-up fails to get funding, it’s 100% the fault of the executive team.

https://www.vinography.com/2022/09/pix-wasnt-the-only-wine-tech-failure-ive-seen-up-close

Word of Biondi-Santi, 

The winery where one of the most famous wines in the world was born over a century ago

https://winenews.it/en/for-the-first-time-since-the-nineteenth-century-the-brunello-harvest-in-montalcino-began-in-august_477911/

The Three Tier System: What It Is And What It Is Not

Part 1 of a 10-part series examining the Three Tier System of alcohol distribution

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/tts-part-one-what-it-is-what-it-is-not

Gigondas to produce white wines

Until now, the winemakers of the southern Rhône cru have only been permitted to bottle reds and rosés under the appellation, but they will be able to produce white wines from the 2023 vintage following a decision by the French appellation authorities.

https://www.decanter.com/wine/gigondas-to-produce-white-wines-487576/

How One Man Changed the Way We Drink Wine

The wine mogul’s legacy will live on through Two Buck (or Three Buck) Chuck.

https://thetakeout.com/how-fred-franzia-changed-wine-2-buck-chuck-trader-joes-1849535219

AND

The Complicated Legacy of Fred Franzia

Wine industry icon Fred Franzia died earlier this month at the age of 79.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/16/the-complicated-legacy-of-fred-franzia/

What Does ‘Veraison’ Mean in Wine?

Veraison is a stage in the growing process when the grape begins to soften and change color on the vine, indicating the onset of ripening.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/14/what-does-veraison-mean-in-wine/

Does Vintage Matter? 

If you’ve ever wondered about vintage, whether it matters, or when to pay attention to it, you’re not alone. 

https://dedaluswine.com/blogs/news/does-vintage-matter-weather-time-geography-and-when-to-care

Price Hikes Turn Off Wine Country Visitors

Visitors are increasingly unwilling to fork out lavish fees for tasting room visits.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/09/price-hikes-turn-off-wine-country-visitors

These 23 Italian Vineyards Are the Most Beautifully Designed Wineries in the Country

From Brescia to PisaThe architecture housing the wine rivals the beauty surrounding it

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/beautiful-italian-vineyards

Just add water – or Coke Zero: why it’s OK to dilute strong red wine

With alcohol levels often hitting more than 14%, some red wine is a headache for fans of lighter varieties

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/sep/16/just-add-ice-water-or-coke-zero-why-its-ok-to-dilute-strong-red-wine

All About Wine Scores

A wine score is the quickest, simplest way for a wine critic to communicate their opinion about the quality of a wine.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-scores

AND

We all know that there is Pay-for-Play in wine reviews

The president of a major public relations agency, one with a client list that includes wine regions, big brands, and importers, told me that his firm pays “about $25,000 a year” to a certain influential wine publication.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/09/we-all-know-that-there-is-pay-for-play.html

9 Things You Should Know About Sazerac Rye

While widely recognized as the name of a classic American cocktail, the Sazerac brand’s history dates back much further than the cocktail’s 1901 trademark.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-sazerac-rye/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=b21af9a879-September_19_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-b21af9a879-38937345&mc_cid=b21af9a879&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

With physical IDs failing us, States must act to legalize digital ids before it is too late

The physical id process has its serious flaws and we must examine its usefulness.

https://irishliquorlawyer.com/liquor-case-discussion/with-physical-ids-failing-us-states-must-act-to-legalize-digital-ids-before-it-is-too-late/

The Differences Between Straight Bourbon and Bonded Bourbon

A few factors determine whether a bourbon qualifies for bottled-in-bond status, but it’s important to remember that whether straight or bonded, both of these styles must adhere to general guidelines in place for bourbon.

https://vinepair.com/articles/straight-bonded-bourbon-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ee8ec40170-September_20_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ee8ec40170-38937345&mc_cid=ee8ec40170&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

What MA Question 3 Will Do

 VOTE YES LOGO

The ballot question modernizes MA laws to allow for the safe expansion of alcohol licenses.  It calls for the state to progressively double the number of allowed beer and wine licenses a company or individual is allowed to hold, going from nine to 18. Most states allow three to five full liquor licenses per merchant and MA’s number would be set at seven. Question 3 significantly expands consumer convenience.

The ballot question also will allow valid out of state IDs to be relied upon by a retailer of alcohol beverages, as they are allowed in every other state in the country and already are permitted in Massachusetts for the sale of cannabis.

The ballot question also provides a few best practice fixes to the current system that prevent and deter alcohol sales to minors: it prohibits self-checkout of alcohol that never should be permitted and changes the basis for fines for selling to a minor so that they have an increased deterrence value for preventing illegal sales.

On the Ballot

Question 3 will appear on the ballot with the title “Changes to Alcohol Retail Licensing Initiative.” Legally named the 21st Century Alcohol Retail Reform Committee, the Committee will refer to itself as Yes on 3 now that ballot question numbers have been assigned.  Its members include many members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association, MassPack, as well as others involved in responsible retail alcohol sales throughout Massachusetts.

Here’s Why You’re Seeing More Spirits in Different Bottle Sizes

But in December 2020, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) expanded “standard of fill” regulations for wine and distilled spirits available in the U.S., including 700ml bottles for spirits.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/19/heres-why-youre-seeing-more-spirits-in-different-bottle-sizes/

Vernaccia — A Guide to the Basics

The quintessential white grape from Tuscany is capable of greatness.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/vernaccia-wine-guide

The Untold Truth Of Robert Mondavi Wines

The epic tale of Robert Mondavi Wines is one that has continued for nearly a century.

https://www.mashed.com/1016609/the-untold-truth-of-robert-mondavi-wines/

New spacing rules for vines approved in Champagne despite vocal opposition

A year after Champagne growers voted to change the necessary distance between vines, the Champagne initiative ‘vignes semi-larges’ has been approved by the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité, but considerable opposition remains.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/new-spacing-rules-for-vines-approved-in-champagne-despite-vocal-opposition/

The NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be required to have blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving.

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/20/1124171320/autos-drunk-driving-blood-alcohol-system-ntsb

The Science Behind Nonalcoholic Wine

Drinking habits are changing, and vintners are exceeding tasters’ expectations with new options stripped of their alcohol

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/the-science-behind-nonalcoholic-wine-180980805/

The Scientific Reason Aged Wines Often Taste Better

Here’s the hard truth: Wine is complicated. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/1016989/the-scientific-reason-aged-wines-often-taste-better/

Mixed rebound for Massachusetts craft beer in 2021

Some of Massachuertts’ largest craft breweries rebounded while others lost ground in 2021, a year after the pandemic crippled the industry.

https://www.axios.com/local/boston/2022/09/20/massachusetts-craft-beer-rebound-pandemic

Woodbridge Debuts New Fruitful Blends Range

Constellation Brands is extending Woodbridge with a new line called Fruitful Blends, billed as sweet, fruity, lightly effervescent wines recommended to be served chilled. According to Serena Shrivastava, brand vice president of Woodbridge, they’re aimed at the many drinkers who “want something other than traditional varietal wines.”

Fruitful Blends are made with Woodbridge’s California red, white and rosé wines and natural fruit flavors, with a hint of fizz added. The 8% abv range includes Peach Raspberry, Mango Pineapple, and Blueberry Blackberry flavors. Woodbridge Fruitful Blends are launching at a suggested retail price of $10-$11 per 750-ml. bottle starting this month on Drizly, InstaCart, and at local retailers nationwide. According to Impact Databank, Woodbridge ranks as the fifth-largest wine brand in the U.S. market at 8.4 million cases.

Pesticide Fact Sheet

What’s in Your Wine?

http://organicvineyardalliance.com/pesticide-fact-sheet/

Sniffing Out the Science of Smelling

From the lab to the art gallery, the latest efforts to understand the fragrant, musky, stinky and utterly baffling world of your nose

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-mysteries-smelling-180980756/

Why The Franzia Family Stepped Away From Their Wine Company

The story behind Franzia wine is one of a tough immigrant family who made it through challenges like Prohibition and the Great Depression to be one of the top sellers of wine in the United States, only to sell the company decades later.

https://www.tastingtable.com/1020749/why-the-franzia-family-stepped-away-from-their-wine-company/?utm_campaign=clip

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

Good Pods Top 100 Podcast For Education

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 222

September 24, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Good Pods Top 100 Educational Podcast

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 222

 

Funky

Buying Tips When In A Hurry

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 09-19-22

September 19, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-19-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Go Here, Not There: 3 Alternative Destinations to Popular Wine Regions

Pent-up demand for post-pandemic vacations has sent the travel industry roiling.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/23/go-here-not-there-three-alternative-destinations-to-popular-wine-regions/

New Casa Azul

Casa Azul, a new line of canned Tequila soda cocktails, has launched in select markets across the U.S., through a partnership with RNDC. The 5% abv cocktails come in four flavors—Lime Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, Peach Mango, and Watermelon—with each serving containing 100 calories and less than one gram of carbohydrates. Casa Azul Tequila Soda is rolling out in California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Florida in both 4-packs of individual flavors ($13) and a variety 8-pack with two of each flavor.

Timorasso: origin, viticulture, winemaking, and more

Historical records intimate that during ancient times the communes and valleys surrounding Tortona—including Val Curone, Val Grue, Valle Ossona, and Val Borbera—were most celebrated for white wine production.

https://wordonthegrapevine.co.uk/timorasso-derthona/

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Ritas’ Don’t Contain Actual Tequila, So Anyone Who Drank Them May Be Eligible for Compensation

The beer giant agreed to settle a class action lawsuit which argued it wasn’t clear that “Ritas” don’t include any spirits.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/ritas-canned-margarita-class-action-settlement-no-tequila

This Aromatised Italian Wine Is The Perfect Way To End Dinner

Aromatised wine is probably not a term you are closely familiar with unless you grew up around it

https://www.tastingtable.com/982775/this-aromatised-italian-wine-is-the-perfect-way-to-end-dinner/?utm_campaign=clip

The Reason You Should Finish Up That Bottle Of Sweet Vermouth

Whether you like to sip your vermouth or have it served inside a cocktail, there’s one thing you need to know about the bittersweet booze.

https://www.tastingtable.com/976415/the-reason-you-should-finish-up-that-bottle-of-sweet-vermouth/?utm_campaign=clip

Pinot Grigio: Everything You Need to Know

Pinot Grigio, which also goes by the name Pinot Gris, is capable of producing far more complex wines than it often gets credit for.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/pinot-grigio-wine-guide

Maine’s Most Beloved Spirit Is a Coffee Liqueur You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It isn’t hard to find Allen’s Coffee Brandy in Maine.

https://vinepair.com/articles/allens-coffee-brandy-maine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=932ed97910-August_29_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-932ed97910-38937345&mc_cid=932ed97910&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

New High Noon

Spirit of Gallo has launched a new variety pack for High Noon Sun Sips, including two new flavors. The limited edition Tailgate Pack contains eight cans of the vodka-based seltzer split between four flavors—Black Cherry, Grapefruit, and the two new offerings, Cranberry and Pear—and carries a suggested price of $20. Last year, High Noon reached over 8.8 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank, and the brand more than doubled in control states in the six months through this June.

The Beginner’s Guide To Hungarian Wine

Hungary is home to various native Old World grapes produced by diverse wine regions that are once again gaining traction on a global scale.

https://www.tastingtable.com/984055/the-beginners-guide-to-hungarian-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

TTB Approves New Winemaking Products and Processes for Export Use

Adding products to ‘list 246’ Evens Playing Field in Export Markets

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262169

The Barolo vineyards are the most expensive in Italy, then Brunello, Bolgheri and Conegliano Valdobbiadene

The most expensive vineyards in Italy are still that of Nebbiolo of Langa,

https://winenews.it/en/the-barolo-vineyards-are-the-most-expensive-in-italy-then-brunello-bolgheri-and-conegliano_476768/

Here’s Why You Should Put Wine in a Blender

Putting your wine in a blender can make it taste better, and while that sounds strange, it’s actually a thing.

https://www.lifesavvy.com/142492/heres-why-you-should-put-wine-in-a-blender/

AND

No, You Shouldn’t Decant Wine in the Blender

The simple answer: If you care at all about your drinking experience, don’t stick a bottle of high-end vino in the blender.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/dont-decant-wine-in-the-blender/

What wine are you based on your zodiac sign?

In wine there is truth and in the zodiac there is wisdom.

https://nypost.com/article/wine-based-on-your-zodiac-sign/

Why Rosé needs to be taken more seriously

Wine buyers and critics who are great at tasting red and white are reduced to clichés when it comes to rosé.

http://www.the-buyer.net/opinion/liz-gabay-rose-wine-seriously/

This Is Your State’s Favorite Wine

If we all scream for ice cream, then do we all whine for wine? 

https://www.mashed.com/987214/this-is-your-states-favorite-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

BUD LIGHT ‘CRACKS OPEN’ NFL SEASON BY CELEBRATING FANS’ FIRST BEER

The official beer sponsor of the NFL is bringing fans closer to the game they love with “Kickoff Beers,” refreshed limited-edition team packaging, and a new NFT project

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bud-light-cracks-open-nfl-season-by-celebrating-fans-first-beer-301614241.html

New Mondavi

Constellation Brands’ Robert Mondavi Private Selection has added a new wine, Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir. The wine is lower in alcohol than a typical Pinot Noir, at 9% abv, and is made by stopping fermentation early and without any added sugars. Naturally Sweet Pinot Noir is rolling out across the U.S. now for a suggested price of $16 a 750-ml. Last year, Robert Mondavi Private Selection reached 2.06 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank.

Riesling is Far More Wide-Ranging That You Probably Realize

From dry to sweet and at all points in between, Riesling produces some of the most food-friendly and age-worthy white wines in the world.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/riesling-wine-guide

How to Make Red Wine Caramel Apples

The quantity of apples will vary due to size, but this recipe should cover 8 large apples or 12 small apples.

https://www.winemag.com/recipe/red-wine-caramel-apples-recipes/

6 Unique Tips for Pairing Cigars With Food at a Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is the perfect opportunity to show off your culinary skills. But it can also be a chance to showcase your knowledge of cigar and food pairings.

https://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00247633-6-unique-tips-for-pairing-cigars-with-food-at-a-dinner-party.html

Italy’s Trasimeno Rosato Enjoys New Attention

This village is on the shore of Lake Trasimeno (Lago di Trasimeno in Italian), which is at the heart of the wine producing denomination, Trasimeno DOC.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2022/08/30/italys-trasimeno-rosato-enjoys-new-attention/?sh=44a78c8f1c5b

New Truly

Truly Hard Seltzer has reformulated to include real fruit juice across its 30-flavor portfolio. Billed as now having a cleaner taste profile, Truly mix packs including Citrus, Berry, and Tropical made with real fruit juice are rolling out now. The brand has also added two new flavors, Watermelon Breeze and Strawberry Lime. The portfolio now includes 12 original flavors, plus five flavors of Truly Lemonade, four flavors of Truly Iced Tea, four flavors of Truly Punch, two flavors of Truly Extra, and four flavors of Truly Margarita.

Gallo Sues Freixenet Over Choice Of Bottle

E. & J. Gallo is in federal court this summer against Freixenet over the overall look of a Prosecco bottle, according to court records.

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/article/262359

This Drinking Habit Can Help You Consume Less Wine, New Study Suggests

In the study, which was published in the journal Addiction, 260 households in the United Kingdom that each typically consumed two 750-milliliter bottles of wine every week (the equivalent of 10 five-ounce glasses of wine) were asked to adopt a new drinking habit for 14 days.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/drinking-habit-help-consume-less-161459252.html

Acid in Wine: What It Means and How to Notice It

It keeps wine feeling fresh, provides structure for whites, and cuts through richness in food.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/what-is-acid-in-wine

California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

$300 million would go to glass container makers including E&J Gallo Winery’s Gallo Glass Company, the nation’s largest glass container plant,

https://www.kcra.com/article/california-wine-liquor-bottles-recycling-program/41049212#

The Latest Trends in Sparkling Wine

Perhaps no other beverage can generate attention like sparkling wine.

https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/09/01/the-latest-trends-in-sparkling-wine/

Sangiovese May Be the Real King of Italian Grapes

Without it, there would be no Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/red-wine/sangiovese-wine-guide

Could California Be the Next Agave Spirit Capital?

Researchers at UC Davis are researching agave’s commercial viability.

https://modernfarmer.com/2022/08/california-agave-spirit/

The True Story Behind Spicy Rosé, According to Its Creator

Spicy is the name of the game when it comes to Margaritas, but spicy rosé? That’s a new one for even the most extreme rosé lover.

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-story-behind-spicy-rose/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

10 Things You Should Know About Eagle Rare Bourbon

Created in the 1970s when the U.S. bourbon industry was questionable at best,

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-eagle-rare-bourbon/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=071bd51ae6-September_05_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-071bd51ae6-38937345&mc_cid=071bd51ae6&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Low Alcohol, Sweet Pinot Noir: the Shape of Things to Come?

Constellation Brands has launched a seriously sweet Pinot Noir under the Robert Mondavi label. Will other brands follow?

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/news/low-alcohol-sweet-pinot-noir-shape-things-come

Is the future of American wine… Vermont?

Why you should pay attention to Vermont wine

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/vermont-wineries-guide/

‘Organic Was Too Easy’: Why Alsace Is Leading the Biodynamic Charge

In AlsaceFrance, where vineyard land is often passed down for generations, a sense of stewardship is palpable.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/05/biodynamic-alsace-wine/

Nebbiolo: The Fragrant Italian Wine Aficionados Hold In High Regard

While the wines that come from Nebbiolo may not be as ubiquitous, make no mistake: The following is mighty.

Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/992442/nebbiolo-the-fragrant-italian-wine-aficionados-hold-in-high-regard/?utm_campaign=clip

For most Americans, wine is not a big deal

Apparently, about 45% of Americans have had an alcoholic drink within the past week, while another 23% say they use it occasionally (the remainder are “total abstainers”).

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/09/for-most-americans-wine-is-not-big-deal.html

Ginger Fox Games makes wine and spirits map jigsaws a must-buy

Ginger Fox Games has licensed drinks jigsaw business Puzzle CRU to bring its hand-drawn wine and spirit map jigsaws to a wider audience.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/ginger-fox-games-makes-wine-and-spirits-map-jigsaws-a-must-buy/

LODI AVA EDUCATIONAL TOOL

We recently created a comprehensive overview of the Lodi AVA and are excited to share it with you!

https://www.lodigrowers.com/lodi-overview-educational-tool/

Devil’s Advocate – Yes, People Do Need Help When Choosing Wine

In the wake of the financial difficulties facing the US wine-tech startup, Pix, there is some argument over whether apps and artificial intelligence can ever effectively help people choose bottles of wine. Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the subject.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/general/devils-advocate-yes-people-do-need-help-when-choosing-wine

Sauvignon Blanc Has A Bigger Footprint Than You Might Think

Fantastic ones are produced in France and New Zealand, but Sauvignon Blanc also thrives in Italy, California, Chile, and beyond.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/white-wine/sauvignon-blanc-wine-guide

The Grateful Dead Releases Pair of Official Wines with Gnarly Head

Featuring classic Grateful Dead imagery, the bottles will be available at major retailers this month for just $12 each.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/grateful-dead-wines-gnarly-head

Dunkin’ and Harpoon Are Releasing Three New Beers, Including One Made with Actual Coffee Rolls

The new mix 12-packs will be available everywhere Harpoon beers are sold.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/dunkin-harpoon-coffee-roll-beer

This Spicy Addition Will Elevate Your Cheap Beer

The good news is that cheap beer doesn’t have to taste cheap.

https://www.tastingtable.com/995736/this-spicy-addition-will-elevate-your-cheap-beer/?utm_campaign=clip

The WSET: Explained

What exactly IS the WSET and why should you read this article?

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/the-wset-explained/

A 4-Step Checklist to Assess the Quality of Wine

When tasting any wine, whether formally or just for your own pleasure, there are three main components you should examine: appearance, nose and palate.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/09/08/a-4-step-checklist-to-assess-the-quality-of-wine/

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

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 221

September 10, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 221

 

Mega Purple

Sugar In Wine

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 09-05-22

September 5, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

09-05-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Aren’t you sick of hearing about wine and health?

The Real Reason You Tip The Glass When Pouring Beer

Why You Should Add Orgeat To Your Home Bar

The Key Differences Between American and European Wines

There are plenty of differences between American and European wines that you need to know about. And in this article, we’re going to list the key ones.

https://blog.xtrawine.com/en/the-key-differences-between-american-and-european-wines/

Fresh, Crisp and Savory: The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Northern Italy

Ubiquitous and often uninspiring, Pinot Grigio is the best-known Italian white wine. And while there are some good, and even great, bottlings, Italy has so much more to offer.

https://www.winemag.com/2021/04/19/best-italian-white-wine-northen/

The Best Way To Drink Chilled Red Wine

News alert for red wine lovers: Yes, you can chill your favorite wines.

https://www.tastingtable.com/963941/the-best-way-to-drink-chilled-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

27 Celebrity Wines Ranked Worst to Best: Drew Barrymore’s Pinot to Fergie’s Syrah

How does Wine Enthusiast rate vintages from stars like Sting, Fergie and Francis Ford Coppola?

https://www.thewrap.com/celebrity-wine-ranked-worst-best-sting-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt/

5 Warning Signs You Should Stop Drinking Wine Immediately

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to put down the glass and talk to a doctor.

https://www.eatthis.com/warning-signs-stop-drinking-wine/

Experts reveal how the cannabis sector’s popularity will affect alcohol sales

New research from the US exploring consumer trends has revealed the impact the cannabis sector could have on the wider drinks industry.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/experts-reveal-how-the-cannabis-sector-will-affect-alcohol-sales/

‘House Of The Dragon’ Wines Are Here For The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel’s August 21 Premiere

The wines on offer include an Oregon Pinot Noir, a California Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red blend from the Lodi appellation in California.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevingray/2022/08/13/house-of-the-dragon-wines-are-here-for-the-game-of-thrones-prequels-august-21-premiere/?sh=60e5666a31ca

Drew Bledsoe Has Outplayed His Own Expectations as a Winemaker

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who played 14 years in the NFL, is in his 15th year of winemaking and says while he has always wanted to be great at it, how much his business has evolved was “somewhat unanticipated”

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/drew-bledsoe-has-outplayed-his-own-expectations-as-a-winemaker/2807338/

CT’s best wineries or vineyards, according to Connecticut Magazine

This year’s BEST OF CONNECTICUT picks are positively popping with Nutmeg State goodness, all picked by you and our distinguished panel of Connecticut experts.

https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticutmagazine/food-drink/article/connecticut-magazine-best-vineyard-2022-17367160.php

Climate change to unlock English red wine potential, study says

English wineries should act now to capitalise on climate change’s impact on growing conditions in the UK, as one study predicts temperatures will soon be ideal for making still red wines from Pinot Noir.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/climate-change-to-unlock-english-red-wine-potential-study-says/

Where have all the bubbles gone?

CO2 shortages are causing havoc in the drinks industry with soaring prices meaning sites are having to halt production.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/where-have-all-the-bubbles-gone/

Chilean winery discovers ancient ‘dinosaur’ variety

One of Chile’s oldest vineyards has unearthed a forgotten grape variety with only 15 hectares planted in total worldwide. Sampling the extremely rare wine is like “drinking a dinosaur”, Santa Carolina’s winemaker told the drinks business.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/chilean-winery-discovers-ancient-dinosaur-variety/

The Perfect Beer Pairing For Every Potato Chip Flavor 

There is probably no better accompaniment to potato chips than beer, but not every chip flavor works with all styles of beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-potato-chip-pairing-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=490fc115cd-August_16_2022__&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-490fc115cd-38937345&mc_cid=490fc115cd&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Is Inflation Pushing Us to Drink Less Alcohol?

Inflation’s effect on drinking alcoholic beverages depends on how much you earn.

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/alcohol-spending-during-inflation

Can Wine Protect You From Having a Stroke?

Alcohol and stroke have a complex and confusing relationship.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/can-wine-protect-you-from-having-a-stroke-3145900

Does Wine Freeze?

The short answer is yes. If kept below a certain temperature for enough time, wine freezes.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/15/does-wine-freeze/

Dispelling the Top 5 DtC Shipping Myths

Here are some of the top misconceptions – and their corresponding truths – surrounding DtC shipping of beverage alcohol.

https://sovos.com/blog/ship/dispelling-the-top-5-dtc-shipping-myths/

California’s Best-Kept Wine Secret: Santa Cruz Mountains

It’s where to go for outstanding cool-climate wines

https://pix.wine/the-drop/visit-santa-cruz-mountains/

The most important wine appellation in Dante’s time? No, it’s not Tuscany.

One of the most remarkable and compelling things about early Italian ampelography is how cutting-edge it appears today.

https://dobianchi.com/2022/08/16/middle-ages-viticulture-italy/

Here’s What Happened To Obvious Wines After Shark Tank

Brice Baillie presented his business Obvious Wines in Season 10, Episode 12 of the series, per Shark Tank Success.

https://www.mashed.com/661675/heres-what-happened-to-obvious-wines-after-shark-tank/?utm_campaign=clip

Can a Revamped DOC Help Winemakers Find Success?

It’s a tricky marketing strategy, but the members of Northern Italy’s Garda DOC are optimistic.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/garda-doc-northern-italy

Announcing the
Top 100 Wineries of 2022

Join us in congratulating these highly acclaimed wineries!

https://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/news/wine-news/announcing-the-top-100-wineries-of-2022

U.S. Table Wine Market Remains Sluggish, But Above $15 Brands Thrive

New Zealand’s Kim Crawford from Constellation Brands is the largest-selling table wine by volume in this higher price tier, while second overall is California’s Meiomi, also from Constellation.

https://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2022/08/17/31606/impact-databank-u-s-table-wine-market-remains-sluggish-but-above-15-brands-thrive/

Why Wine Is Actually Cheaper After Inflation

There’s one industry that hasn’t seen as much change as others since inflation took hold, however: the wine industry. Here’s why the price of vino hasn’t been as exorbitantly expensive as other products.

https://www.mashed.com/968889/why-wine-is-actually-cheaper-after-inflation/?utm_campaign=clip

Why You Should Add Orgeat To Your Home Bar

Orgeat is simple syrup’s nutty, more complex cousin.

https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/what-is-orgeat

10 Things You Should Know About Château d’Yquem

Produced in Sauternes, France, in the southern region of Bordeaux, wines from Château d’Yquem are widely recognized as some of the best sweet white wines in the world

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-chateau-dyquem/

Is Red Wine Keto Friendly?

Everyone is looking to optimize their lives with the right products, ingredients and lifestyle. Specific dietary changes such as paleo and keto diets have taken health culture by storm.

https://www.dryfarmwines.com/blogs/a-matter-of-taste/is-red-wine-keto-friendly

Wine Labelling: A New EU Regulation Is Coming Into Force in 2023

The CAP introduces a number of new provisions to be considered by companies operating in the agricultural and wine sector

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/wine-labelling-new-eu-regulation-coming-force-2023

Ireland: mandatory health warnings on the wine label

The proposal includes health warnings that relate drinking to liver disease and fatal cancer, in addition to the crossed-out pictogram of the pregnant woman, the amount of grams of alcohol and the number of calories contained in the product.

https://www.gamberorossointernational.com/news/ireland-mandatory-health-warnings-on-the-wine-label/

Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Wine At The Grocery Store

Most of the wine in grocery stores is produced and sold by enormous adult beverage conglomerates with an eye on quantity and not necessarily quality.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/972646/why-you-should-think-twice-about-buying-wine-at-the-grocery-store/?utm_campaign=clip

10 Best US Cities For Wine Lovers

CALIFORNIA ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE FOR WORLD-RENOWNED WINES ANYMORE.

https://bestlifeonline.com/best-us-cities-for-wine-news/

Might Smaller Wine Glasses Reduce Drinking?

A new study has suggested that drinking wine from smaller glasses may help to reduce overall intake.

https://www.medscape.co.uk/viewarticle/might-smaller-wine-glasses-reduce-drinking-2022a10021mn

How Italian Wine Differs By Geographical Region

Wine has been produced in every region of Italy for hundreds if not thousands of years, and each region has its signature Italian grape varietals and style. Italian wine is coveted the world over for its character, diversity, and finesse.

https://www.tastingtable.com/972027/how-italian-wine-differs-by-geographical-region/?utm_campaign=clip

Why The Labels On Italian Wines Are So Important

You know the old saying: Never judge a book by its cover? Well, that doesn’t apply to wine bottles. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/972569/why-the-labels-on-italian-wines-are-so-important/?utm_campaign=clip

Gabilan Mountains AVA Approved on the Central Coast

Now, the name “Gabilan Mountains” is an official part of the global wine lexicon, as the federal government just approved the 98,000-acre area as an American Viticultural Area.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/19/gabilan-mountains-ava-approved-on-the-central-coast/

Aren’t you sick of hearing about wine and health?

 When we read something new about wine and health, it seems to contradict the previous thing we read — sometimes wine is good for us, and sometimes it is not.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2022/08/arent-you-sick-of-hearing-about-and.html

Who Cares?

Why Major Wine Media Refusing to Review Most States’ Wines Is the Right Decision

https://tomwark.substack.com/p/who-cares-wine

What’s the Difference Between Natural, Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic, and 00 Wine?

Everything you need to know (and nothing you don’t).

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/natural-vegan-organic-biodynamic-00-wine

What Does ‘Flinty’ Mean in Wine?

The term ‘flinty’ may not be terribly familiar to the average wine drinker. An uncommon terroir profile note found in many white wines has significant contributions, although imbibers may have a hard time describing it outside of the usual fruit aromas.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/22/what-does-flinty-mean-in-wine/

Why wine might taste better in the morning, according to an expert

But one wine expert argues that there’s a very good reason to enjoy a glass of vino before midday.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20660335.drink-wine-might-taste-better-morning-according-expert/?ref=yahoo

The Top Ten Greek Wines

Greek wines are famously considered some of the best in the world, and Greece is home to a number of varieties found only in the country.

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/21/greek-wines-top-ten-2021/

The Real Reason You Tip The Glass When Pouring Beer

We’re here to save you from the embarrassment of pouring an overflowing beer glass at your next house party. 

https://www.tastingtable.com/969077/the-real-reason-you-tip-the-glass-when-pouring-beer/?utm_campaign=clip

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

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

Our Education Schedule

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 860 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

Oregon Wine Expert OWE-Napa Valley Wine Academy

Italian Wine Maestro-The Vinitaly International Academy (First Class In USA)

Italian Wine Scholar IWS*-Wine Scholar Guild

New Card Back 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.58.51 PM

SaveSave

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW) Podcast Episode 220

August 28, 2022

Exploring All Things Wine With You!

Nominated For A Podcast Award 2019, 2021 AND 2022

Airing Every Week On Franklin Radio WFPR 102.9 FM

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Episode 220

 

What Is Your Chardonnay

Potato Chips And Wine Pairings

 

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

Instagram

 

Please Give Our Show A Review!

Has A Daily Newspaper!

Ever wonder how we stay updated on industry news?

Or how we get content for our radio show?

Stay updated on all in the wine world!

We want to explore all things wine with you.

Get our daily news FREE to your inbox.

Sign Up Here!

Official Merchandise

 

Liquor Industry News 08-22-22

August 22, 2022

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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

08-22-2022

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

What you really need to know about the CO2 shortages

The Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Beer and Oysters

Everything You Need to Know About Grappa

This underdog Italian digestif is gaining popularity in the U.S

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/everything-you-need-to-know-about-grappa

Southern comforts: Where to find Italy’s best wine

Italy is a complicated wine-producing nation. Not only is it the world’s single biggest producer by volume, but with over 20 wine regions and almost a hundred regionally used synonyms for the same grape, it takes sharp attention to detail to begin to understand the country.

https://reaction.life/southern-comforts-where-to-find-italys-best-wine/

10 Things You Should Know About Zima

Created by Coors, Zima was one of the first flavored malt beverages to see success in the United States.

https://vinepair.com/articles/ntk-zima/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=1f197445ed-August_1_2022_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-1f197445ed-38937345&mc_cid=1f197445ed&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

4 Things You Believe About Wine That Aren’t Actually True

Stopping the wine rumors in their tracks.

https://www.eatthis.com/wine-myths/

Everything You Need To Know About SLO Coast Wine

The latest region to become an American Viticultural Area (or AVA) in California is San Luis Obispo Coast, or SLO Coast

 https://www.tastingtable.com/947801/everything-you-need-to-know-about-slo-coast-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

How to Properly Pack a Bottle of Wine or Liquor in Your Suitcase

Whether you’re returning from Sicily, Napa, or Buenos Aires, here’s how to get those bottles home safely.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-to-pack-wine-in-a-suitcase

Six Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Wine at Independent Shops

Following are six benefits you’ll get from visiting your neighborhood, locally owned wine spot.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/six-reasons-why-you-should-only-buy-wine-at-independent-shops-12114022

The Beginner’s Guide To Wines From Umbria

Umbria has a prime situation in central Italy, in the space between two of the country’s most popular regions, Lazio and Tuscany

https://www.tastingtable.com/949412/the-beginners-guide-to-wines-from-umbria/?utm_campaign=clip

New Fresh Vine

Fresh Vine Wine, the lower calorie wine brand from Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough, has released a new Sauvignon Blanc. The new addition to the brand’s portfolio comes in at 12.5% abv and 98 calories per 5-ounce glass, and is made from grapes sourced from California. The new Sauvignon Blanc joins Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rosé in Fresh Vine’s portfolio, which retails between $15 and $23 in stores nationwide.

The Wildest Flavored Beers—and the Brewers Behind Them

It’s becoming increasingly popular for breweries to take food items—really anything you can think of, from chocolate cake to Swedish fish or even whole chicken parmesan sandwiches—and add them directly to the grain bill of the beer or during fermentation to let those flavors infuse into the brewing beer.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/02/wildest-flavored-beers-and-brewers/

Drought plagues Tuscan wine producers

Tuscan producers and grape growers are looking to salvage what they can of this year’s crop as drought and a major heatwave take a toll on the region’s wine.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/drought-plagues-tuscan-wine-producers/

Boston Beer Debuting Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey In Partnership With Beam Suntory

Boston Beer is launching Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey through its partnership with Beam Suntory. Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey will launch across five markets, including MA, RI, OH, MO and TX, plus military outlets.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Boston Beer Company and to bring Twisted Tea into the whiskey space,” said Stephanie Kang, senior director, Strategic Ventures at Beam Suntory. “We’re taking the great taste of Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea and reimagining it as a whiskey to deliver on the bold and unexpected experiences consumers are looking for.”

Twisted Tea Whiskey is made with real brewed tea and inspired by the brand’s flagship product, Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea Original flavor. It’s recommended to be served on its own or as an addition to a cocktail, and is rolling out in 50-ml., 750-ml. and 1-liter bottles. The new product is bottled at 65 proof.

Boston Beer Company will handle national marketing and advertising, public relations, and social media promotion for Twisted Tea Whiskey, and is leveraging Beam Suntory’s expertise in distillation, distribution, sales and trade and local marketing for the new offering. The two companies say they plan to expand their partnership across more key products and brands in the future.

How to Drink Wine Like an Italian

“What’s one thing you think Americans are doing wrong when we drink wine?”

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/03/how-to-drink-wine-like-an-italian/

Prosecco DOC gains trademark protection In New Zealand

The European trademark office has reached a bi-lateral agreement with New Zealand which recognizes the Prosecco DOC trademark.

https://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/10133/Prosecco_DOC_gains_trademark_protection_In_New_Zealand.html

Will drinking alcohol make a cold worse?

Alcohol’s reputation as a medicinal aid can be traced back to biblical times, but with all we know in modern medicine, will drinking alcohol make a cold worse, or could it actually help?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/will-drinking-alcohol-make-a-cold-worse/

Cannubi

Barolo is beloved by consumers, but there is one part of it that really gets hearts racing.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2022/08/cannubi-barolos-sacred-ground

How Italy’s ancient coastal wines are seeing a resurgence

Up and down Italy’s dramatic coastline, vintners are reclaiming the age-old growing practices of their ancestors – often in geologically extreme conditions – to produce a range of extraordinary-tasting wines.

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2022/08/how-italys-ancient-coastal-wines-are-seeing-a-resurgence

Expert shares how restaurant music can influence your drinking

A behavioural scientist has revealed some of the tricks a restaurant will use on customers to influence your meal, including how music can affect how much you drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/expert-shares-how-restaurant-music-can-influence-your-drinking/

Monster Beverage Corp to launch branded alcoholic flavoured malt beverage

‘The Beast Unleashed’ will be Monster’s first alcohol-based product under its namesake brand moniker.

https://www.just-drinks.com/news/monster-beverage-corp-to-launch-branded-alcoholic-flavoured-malt-beverage/

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ Association Calls for a White Wine Emoji

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ Association has launched an initiative to introduce a white wine emoji in spring 2022.

https://www.falstaff.com/en/nd/new-zealand-winegrowers-association-calls-for-white-wine-emoji/

A Guide To Italy’s Best Wine Regions

These vineyards in Italy’s best wine regions have some of the most delicious wines and beautiful views.

https://www.thetravel.com/guide-to-italy-wine-regions/

How A Cave Discovery Changed What We Know About Sicily’s Winemaking History

While production has increased in the modern age, winemaking wasn’t thriving back in the day

https://www.tastingtable.com/949557/how-a-cave-discovery-changed-what-we-know-about-sicilys-winemaking-history/?utm_campaign=clip

Why this book from the ’80s is still the best thing written about wine

It’s a book that shows us the value of wine will always be greater than can be measured by its price on a market, or the opinion of a critic, or the analysis of a technician.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/129469244/why-this-book-from-the-80s-is-still-the-best-thing-written-about-wine

Nearly 30% Of People Agree This Is The Best Red Wine

In a recent Tasting Table survey, voters were able to vote for their favorite drink, and one variety won their preference.

https://www.tastingtable.com/954547/nearly-30-of-people-agree-this-is-the-best-red-wine/?utm_campaign=clip

Spicy rosés are the new spicy margaritas and fans are obsessed with this latest trend

But is this trend actually tasty? Or is it just aesthetic nonsense? I tried it so you don’t have to, and this is what I thought…

https://www.womanandhome.com/us/food/food-news/spicy-rose-our-verdict-on-the-latest-jalapeno-in-wine-trend/

How Madeira Wine Helped Found America

John Hancock, known for his strong signature on the Declaration of Independence, laid the foundation for the American Revolution with large shipments of the beloved Portuguese wine

https://darik.news/rhodeisland/how-madeira-wine-helped-found-america/566973.html

What are the different kinds of beers called? IPA, stout, lager, ale

For the beer connoisseur, ordering a simple beer becomes very complicated when the choice is opened up into its various forms.

https://en.as.com/latest_news/what-are-the-different-kinds-of-beers-called-ipa-stout-lager-ale-n/

How The French Brewed Some Of The First Beer In History

It seems as though France, albeit in the Iron Age, has a fine output of early beer as well,

https://www.tastingtable.com/952346/how-the-french-brewed-some-of-the-first-beer-in-history/?utm_campaign=clip

The Beginner’s Guide To Austrian Wines

Austria’s winemaking history mirrors the larger wine landscape in Europe: ancient roots,

https://www.tastingtable.com/955393/the-beginners-guide-to-austrian-wines/?utm_campaign=clip

New Angry Orchard

Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard has released Hardcore Dark Cherry Apple Imperial Hard Cider. The 8% abv cider is made with bittersweet apples and dark cherry juice from concentrate. The new cider is now available across the U.S. in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and will also be featured in the brand’s upcoming fall variety pack.

Every Major Type Of White Wine You Would Ever Need To Know

There are so many different white wines to choose from, but we’re going to cover 10 of the most common types you’ll find at wine shops and grocery store shelves.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/740473/every-major-type-of-white-wine-you-would-ever-need-to-know/?utm_campaign=clip

French history myths: France is the birthplace of wine

You might be surprised that France – one of the world’s top wine exporters – is not where wine originated.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20220808/french-history-myths-france-is-the-birthplace-of-wine/

Family Wineries in Turmoil

Why most family wineries won’t survive, and what others are doing to ensure that they will. Roger Morris reports.

https://www.wine-business-international.com/wine/families-wine/family-wineries-turmoil

Why A Wine Photo Has Trader Joe’s Shoppers Crying Inflation

In a recent post shared on Reddit, a Trader Joe’s shopper seemed to be shopping blissfully unaware of just how serious the inflation crisis was — until they reached the wine section.

 https://www.mashed.com/955867/why-a-wine-photo-has-trader-joes-shoppers-crying-inflation/?utm_campaign=clip

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spitting Wine

Professionals spit their wine and you should too — here’s how

https://pix.wine/the-drop/how-to-spit-wine/

The Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Beer and Oysters

But there is another category of adult beverage out there that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to creating stunning flavor pairings with salty, briny oysters: beer.

https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-to-pairing-beer-and-bivalves/

The Special Malts That Give Beer A Caramel Flavor

In the same way that a coffee bean’s roast and origin determines the final flavor and mouthfeel of your morning cuppa joe, the malt a beer is brewed with determines the finished product, as well.

 https://www.tastingtable.com/953276/the-special-malts-that-give-beer-a-caramel-flavor/?utm_campaign=clip

France tightens by-the-glass wine rules for venues

The French government has passed a new law that tightens the rules for wines sold by-the-glass or carafe, with those who fail to follow the new rules liable to be fined.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/france-tightens-by-the-glass-wine-rules-for-venues/

What Does It Mean If Your Beer Bubbles Downward When Poured?

If you have a few too many beers, your perception of physics might feel slightly altered.

https://www.tastingtable.com/953031/what-does-it-mean-if-your-beer-bubbles-downward-when-poured/?utm_campaign=clip

Native Grapes Prosper in Puglia

Known for its white-sand beaches and seemingly endless sunny days, Puglia is the vacationland of Italy

https://www.winemag.com/2022/07/21/native-grapes-prosper-in-puglia/

How the Fall of the Soviet Union Changed Wine Forever

One of the 20th century’s most seminal moments occurred in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and communist rule ended across much of the Eastern Bloc.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/09/how-the-fall-of-the-soviet-union-changed-wine-forever/

New Harpoon

Harpoon Brewery has launched Open League, the first non-alcoholic beer from the New England brewer. The 0.5% abv or less beer is modeled after hazy IPAs and is made with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic hops, with added sea salt and toasted buckwheat, among other ingredients. Open League contains 35 calories per serving and is now available in Harpoon’s distribution footprint.

What to expect from Italy’s 2022 vintage – from Alto Adige to Sicily

Italy’s 2022 vintage has needed a great deal of tactical and strategical interventions from its winemakers to reach its peak. Filippo Bartolotta speaks to producers about what can be expected from this year’s crop.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/08/what-to-expect-from-italys-2022-vintage-from-alto-adige-to-sicily/

What Does ‘Chewy’ Mean in Wine?

At first glance, it may seem odd to apply the same textural assessment to wine as one would to a chocolate chip cookie. But if wine can be crunchy, it can be chewy too.

https://www.winemag.com/2022/08/09/what-does-chewy-mean-in-wine/

Does pairing wine with food actually work or is it all poncy nonsense?

Why can’t you have Champagne with pizza and red wine with oysters, asks Eric Asimov. With wine and food, rules are made to be broken

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-and-food-pairing-ideas-b2105017.html

32 Classic Wines For Beginners, Explained

Exploring the vast world of wine is an endless endeavor that can quickly become overwhelming if you have no base for your decision process

https://www.tastingtable.com/958141/classic-wines-for-beginners-explained/?utm_campaign=clip

French wine appellations AOP and IGP – what is the point?

Winemaker Jonathan Hesford’s view on what the French wine classification system really means

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/Mag/Food-and-Drink/French-wine-appellations-AOP-and-IGP-what-is-the-point

What you really need to know about the CO2 shortages

Yes, there’s a crisis, but you should know more about the complex story behind it

http://washingtonbeerblog.com/the-co2-shortages-are-back-in-the-news-it-isnt-good-news/

Everything You Need to Know About Vermouth

Lesson number one: put your vermouth in the fridge.

https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vermouth

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

Website

Instagram

Listen On i Tunes

Listen On Soundcloud

Official Merchandise

Review Show Here

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