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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-20-17

November 20, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-20-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

Make Your Life Easier; Buy a Case of Wine for Thanksgiving

The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

To Pair With That Thanksgiving Bird, Consider Beer

  AND MORE!

 

Our Thanksgiving Food And Wine Guide 2017

 

Please Shop Small November 25th

 

Corona Adding New Refresca Premium Spiked Refresher

This is Corona Refresca and it is a “premium spiked refresher.”  This spiked water will hit 4.5%-AbV and it will be packaged in 12oz cans for U.S. distribution.

http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/11/corona-adding-new-refresca-premium.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ffdb6c8ef5-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ffdb6c8ef5-36686829

Warming Drinks

From apple-brandy hot toddies to mulled red wine, here are superb warming drinks.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/warming-drinks?xid=NL_WINELIST110717&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017110712PM#1

12 Ways to Tell a Good Beer List from a Bad One, According to Experts

America’s beer scene is larger than ever before, but for a good beer list, often times less is more.

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/good-beer-list?xid=NL_WINELIST110717&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wine-list&utm_content=2017110712PM

What’s in a World Series Wine? Astros Championship Brut Is Up to Bat

Their official Astros 2017 World Series Championship Brut also debuted.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Baseball-World-Series-Wine-Houston-Astros-Championship-Brut-Unfiltered

Women can now get the festive feeling with a MULLED WINE bikini wax

The Yuletide beauty treatment has been created by Ministry of Waxing, which has five salons across London.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4825142/women-can-now-get-the-festive-feeling-with-a-mulled-wine-bikini-wax-but-were-not-sure-how-we-feel-about-it/

The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

Human behavior is often unpredictable. But immutable rules seem to govern certain situations, like Thanksgiving entertaining.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/dining/drinks/review-thanksgiving-wines.html

Cat Wine Box Purse

This cooler is designed like a snazzy shoulder bag, but actually is made to hold up to 3 liters of your favorite wine inside.

https://www.whatonearthcatalog.com/whatonearth/AccessoriesJewelry_AC/Item_s-Cat-Wine-Box-Purse_CS9322.html

Decoding Amarone: Inside Italy’s Most Idiosyncratic Red Wine

A gentle giant of sorts, Amarone counts among the most peculiar and polarizing of the world’s collectible wines—sometimes monolithic, sometimes elegant, and often deceptively both.

https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/features/b/bryce-wiatrak/posts/decoding-amarone

How One Beer Is Angling Itself Toward Drinkers With Active Lifestyles

After a long day’s work, the first thing you might want to do is sit back, relax, and crack open a cold beer. Athletes aren’t very different from the rest of us.

https://www.si.com/eats/2017/11/03/dogfish-beer-sports-drink-replacement

Reading wine labels quiz – Test your knowledge

From the keys of St Peter to the variations of Tokaji; how is your wine label literacy?


http://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz/reading-wine-labels-quiz-test-knowledge-379357/#vo6AD2rFGz09byUp.99

Wine & Nuts 101

The Best Pairing Advice For a Tasting Nutty Treat

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/03/30/wine-nuts-101-the-best-pairing-advice-for-a-tasting-nutty-treat/

5 Hangover Cures You Haven’t Already Tried

5 lesser known, science-backed hangover cures to help you get back on your feet! We can all drink to that.

http://blog.merchant23.com/5-hangover-cures-you-havent-already-tried

Tasting notes decoded

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/understand-tasting-notes-decoded-344920/#grAEXuE7yE1KoTLc.99

How to Successfully Pack Beer and Wine in Your Suitcase

When you’re traveling overseas you don’t really have any other option except to put your booze in your checked luggage.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-successfully-pack-beer-and-wine-in-your-suitcase-1820165411

Seasonal Gannsett Is Out

Rhode Island’s Narragansett Brewing Co. has released Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, the company’s winter seasonal. The 5.3%-abv beer is made with Autocrat coffee and milk sugar. This year, the stout is packaged in a can that pays tribute to the labeling of Autocrat Coffee, Narragansett’s partner in the project. Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout is now available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for a suggested price of $9.99 or $10.99. Narragansett’s beers are available in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

To Pair With That Thanksgiving Bird, Consider Beer

In all the meticulous course planning for Thanksgiving, wine tends to get top billing on the beverage list. But beer — with its versatility, approachability, carbonation and broad range of flavors — may be just as happy a pairing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/dining/drinks/thanksgiving-beer-food.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4b150b8a8f-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+6%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4b150b8a8f-36686829

AMC RELEASES THE WALKING DEAD WINE COLLECTION

US TV network AMC has launched a trio of wines based on its hit zombie-based drama The Walking Dead, after teaming up with online retailer Lot18.com.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/amc-releases-the-walking-dead-wine/

A closer look at 27 wineries damaged by Wine Country fires

Across Napa and Sonoma, vintners finally were able to return this past weekend to fire-scarred Wine Country to see firsthand the fate of their wineries and vineyards.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/a-closer-look-at-the-22-wineries-damaged-by-wine-country-fires/

 

Is it Better for Wines to Focus on Strength or Complexity?

Many Central California regions known for big wines are making a shift toward finesse. When complexity rises above strength, does it make for a better wine?

http://www.winemag.com/2017/11/03/is-it-better-for-wines-to-focus-on-strength-or-complexity/

 

Does (diet-branded) Cense wine make sense?

A 12% dry wine with .5% residual sugar clocks in at just about 100 calories per 5 oz. Make that 13.5% – the starting point for sauv blancs from Kim Crawford up to Cloudy Bay and Greywacke – and the same 5 oz glass comes up to 110 calories. By drinking Cense, you save about 35 calories per glass, the equivalent of about 5 almonds or one and a half medium-sized carrots.

http://wineoscope.com/2017/11/05/does-cense-wine-make-sense/

 

YOUR WINE MIGHT HAVE MORE ALCOHOL THAN THE BOTTLE SAYS IT DOES

Wine law explicitly allows wineries to understate the amount of alcohol in their wines. U.S. wineries are allowed a discrepancy of 1.5% ABV for any wine labeled 14% ABV or below.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-alcohol-levels/

Are Wine Choices in the Blood?

Theories suggest that our wine preferences come from our DNA or our personality.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/11/are-wine-choices-in-the-blood

RESEARCH FINDS THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF WINE DRINKER

People can usually be grouped into one of four ‘vinotypes’: sweet, hypersensitive, sensitive and tolerant.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/research-finds-there-are-four-types-of-wine-drinker/

 

Researchers identify the yeast genes behind rose and honeyed flavors in beer and wine

Microbiologists in Belgium have used genetic mapping to identify, for the first time, specific yeast genes that produce higher levels of this aroma in alcoholic beverages.
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-yeast-genes-rose-honeyed-flavors.html

Atlas Wine Co. wants to revolutionize grocery store wine

A different sort of wine under his Oro Bello and Omen brands: inexpensive, available at grocery stores, and with a flavor profile that will appeal to middle America.

An interesting look at costs!

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Atlas-Wine-Co-wants-to-revolutionize-grocery-12330325.php

The Best Wine Glasses Will Make Your Wine Taste More Expensive

If you’re going to drink wine at your house—good wine, the stuff that’s at least two steps up from the ten dollar shelf at your local supermarket (Liquor Store)—then it’s time to get some real wine glasses.

https://www.gq.com/story/the-best-wine-glasses

New Ste Michelle

Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched Merf, a new line of wines crafted and inspired by veteran winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld. The range includes two wines—Cabernet Sauvignon ($13 a 750-ml.) and Chardonnay ($11)—sourced from Washington’s Columbia Valley. The wines will be available in select markets across 19 states with nationwide distribution slated for summer 2018.

 

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

So why do you need a Thanksgiving wine guide? Is Thanksgiving wine pairing so difficult?

https://californiawineryadvisor.com/thanksgiving-wine-guide-2017/

Stuff Your Stocking With Booze This Christmas — Literally

Yes, it is a festive stocking getting you into the Christmas spirit, by holding your spirits.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/11/179704/christmas-gift-stocking-flask

Make Your Life Easier, Buy a Case of Wine for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not the time to stress over pairings, so streamline with just one type.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/case-of-wine-thanksgiving

Martha uncorked: Wine site is the newest of her lifestyle ventures

Stewart’s newest venture, the Martha Stewart Wine Co.

We Had A Line By Martha In 2008 hoping this does better for her

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/life/food/2017/11/07/martha-uncorked-wine-site-newest-her-lifestyle-ventures/835182001/

 

5 Merlot Wine Facts

Love Cabernet Sauvignon, but crave something more smooth, lush, and less aggressive? Go with Merlot. With upfront fruit flavors, moderate tannin, and balanced acidity, Merlot is an ideal food pairing wine and a safe bet for any occasion

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-merlot-wine-facts/

California tourism group to spend $2 million urging visitors to return to Wine Country

To help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath of last month’s devastating wildfires.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7607130-181/california-tourism-group-to-spend

What beer reveals about monopoly power

Beer probably isn’t the first thing people associate with big economic debates. But if you want to understand the corrosive influence of monopoly power on American society, it provides a handy lesson.

http://theweek.com/articles/736059/what-beer-reveals-about-monopoly-power

The Vast Majority of Beer Is Still Bought in Brick and Mortar Stores, Not Online

Only 0.2 percent of beer was purchased online last year according to numbers presented by Heineken CEO

http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/buy-beer-online

Italy Has A FREE Public Wine Fountain

Its actual purpose will surprise you.

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a56561/italy-free-public-wine-fountain/

CALIFORNIA 2017: WILDFIRES, HIGH QUALITY AND AN END TO DROUGHT

The 2017 harvest across California is being hailed as excellent in a year that witnessed an end to a five-year drought as well as savage wildfires in the north of the state.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/california-2017-wildfires-high-quality-and-an-end-to-drought/

Retailers vent their biggest pet peeves…

Wine shop owners are generally a cheerful lot. Working around the best wines in the world and sampling them on occasion can be a wonderful tonic for the nerves. Like everyone else, though, wine shop owners can, on occasion, get irritated, and irritations that tend to be repeated fall into the category of “pet peeves.”

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2017/10/26/retail-focus-had-it-up-to-here/

TOP 10 TRENDS SHAPING CRAFT BEER

If there’s one constant in craft beer, it’s how quickly the landscape continues to change. From mergers and acquisitions to strategy and packaging, here’s a look at some trends that will continue to impact the industry into 2018 and beyond.

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/inside-beer-top-10-trends-shaping-craft-beer/

 

TWO NEW AOC FOR BURGUNDY

The Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) has formally approved two new AOCs in Burgundy: Vézelay as a Village and Bourgogne Côte d’Or as a new regional appellation.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/two-new-aoc-for-burgundy/

 

Why moms should put down the wine and pick up the weed

For some moms, the answer lies not in the wine glass but in the bong.

http://theweek.com/articles/728756/why-moms-should-down-wine-pick-weed

 

What Are Wine Condoms?

This Handy New Hack Is The Aggressively Millennial Way To Save Your Leftover Wine

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-are-wine-condoms-this-handy-new-hack-is-the-aggressively-millennial-way-to-save-your-leftover-wine-3261104

 

Balance and structure — keys to a fine wine

Truly great wines are not necessarily a product of a critic’s score or a lofty price tag. Rather, they are separated from the pack by exhibiting pristine balance and a well-defined structure that ensure not only early enjoyment but also an ability to stand the test of time as they age gracefully in the bottle.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/allen-balik/balance-and-structure—-keys-to-a-fine/article_818f6110-54b0-5699-bb0b-a013ae120072.html

 

How to Make Spiced Wine in a Slow Cooker

Hustle and bustle your way into the most wonderful time of the year with this hands-off, set it and forget it spiced wine recipe.

https://blog.hellofresh.com/spiced-wine-slow-cooker/

 

You May Never Drink Another Glass of Wine Again After Hearing How It’s Made

Look, we’re not sommeliers or anything, but we’ve assumed that wine was just . . . grapes . . . right? Wrong.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/you-may-never-drink-another-glass-of-wine-again-after-hearing-how-its-made/ar-AAukwhC

 

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

 

Millis Recreation

Decoding European Wine Labels

December 7th

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 11-13-17

November 13, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

11-13-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

If moderate consumption is considered 7 to 14 drinks per week, does it matter if I drink them all on the same day?

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free

The Number is Up for Wine Scores

 

  AND MORE!

 

THAT’S A WRAP!

From fixing corked wine to poaching eggs… the surprising uses for cling film you never knew about

Fixing A Corked Wine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/4775134/fixing-corked-wine-poaching-eggs-surprising-uses-cling-film-you-never-knew-about/

 

3 Useful Tips on Reading Wine Labels

Once you know these tricks, you won’t be frustrated by a restaurant wine list ever again.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/reading-wine-labels/

How Mobile Wine-Tasting Rooms Could Revolutionize Armenian Wine Country

“Wine Cubes” will be popping up on Armenian vineyards—and building up the country’s enotourism industry

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-mobile-wine-tasting-rooms-could-revolutionize-armenian-wine-country-180966988/

Bottles no longer aging

Aging of wine never has been a widely practiced activity in the United States, and since most people haven’t acquired a palate that appreciates older wines, the vast majority of all wine sold in this country is consumed within days if not hours of purchase.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7548593-181/berger-on-wine-bottles-no

You can now get a wine glass that SPINS so you’ll never spill a drop of booze again

The stem-free, rotating vessels are perfect for dinner parties where you know your guests are likely to get a bit clumsy after a few too many glasses of plonk

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4783060/spinning-wine-glass/

How to turn WINE into WATER

Ingenious test shows just how powerful new water filter jugs are

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5025917/Ingenious-test-shows-powerful-water-filter-jugs-are.html

CONSTELLATION BUYS 10% STAKE IN CANADIAN CANNABIS COMPANY

Drinks giant Constellation Brands has bought a 9.9% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million and plans to make cannabis-infused drinks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/constellation-buys-10-stake-in-canadian-cannabis-company/

ESTONIA WINS GEOGRAPHIC INDICATOR FOR HOME-GROWN VODKA

Estonian Vodka is the first national product to be awarded protected geographical indication.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/estonia-wins-geographic-indicator-for-home-grown-vodka/

Crémant production fizzes in Bordeaux

Eight French appellations currently producing Crémant, Crémant de Bordeaux is one of the smallest.

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22559/Cr_E9mant_production_fizzes_in_Bordeaux.html

The Number is Up for Wine Scores

How does one arrive at a number? While I can understand that many people might see it as the pinning of the rosette on the bottle, for me it is more a case of pinning the tail on the donkey.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/10/the-number-is-up-for-wine-scores

EXPLORING PINOT NOIR’S GLOBAL FLAVOR PROFILE

Despite the fact that Pinot Noir is made in nearly every major wine-producing country, it is actually a very difficult grape to grow successfully.

https://vinepair.com/articles/pinot-noir-global-flavor-profile/

Weight Watchers Is Launching Low-Calorie White Wine

Raise a glass to fewer points per pour!

http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a56386/weight-watchers-is-launching-diet-friendly-white-wine/

Is Turkey’s Wine Industry in Jeopardy?

The future of Turkey’s 11,000-year-old wine-making tradition is in question as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to enforce restrictions on production, sale, and advertising of wine in line with his party’s vision of steering Turkey – with its historically western tastes – in the direction of conservative Islam.

https://www.voanews.com/a/4092106.html

Before you spend too much on that bottle of wine …

If you go into a wine shop at any time of the year and do not feel a little chill, that should be a cautionary moment. Find another store that has good air-conditioning. The 80 degree temperature your reader described is simply unacceptable.”

http://www.redwoodtimes.com/article/NK/20171030/LOCAL1/171039998

There Might Be Extracts of Fish Bladder and Eggs in Your Wine

What’s in your wine? When you pick up a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll likely assume the obvious: That’s it’s made entirely from fermented Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Well, not only does U.S. law allow wineries to use up to 25 percent of grape varieties other than what’s on the label without having to declare it, the law also allows for 62 additives that can be used in wine without these ingredients being disclosed anywhere on the bottle.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/vegan-wine-fish-bladders-egg-whites

Lodi Wine Guide (with Maps)

Lodi wine country sits smack dab in the middle of California’s vast, flat central valley.

http://winefolly.com/review/guide-lodi-wine-ca/

 

NAKED WINES: NUDE GRAPE PICKERS BRAVE HARVEST IN THE BUFF

A local by-law allows the naturists to harvest for a set amount of time, and in a clearly-defined area of the vineyard, with the remote location meaning they were unlikely to be seen by a member of the public.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/french-naturists-brave-grape-harvest-in-the-buff/

 

Is the wine in your glass friendly to the environment? There soon will be new ways to know.

More and more of us are looking beyond the wine in our glass and demanding to know how the wine is made.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/is-the-wine-in-your-glass-friendly-to-the-environment-there-soon-will-be-new-ways-to-know/2017/10/30/e2c2b11c-ba61-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.cb22ce4c9dc3

 

How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

An obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/31/561117731/the-other-reformation-how-martin-luther-changed-our-beer-too

 

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free

One thing that’s good is beer. One thing that’s bad is celiac disease. Unfortunately for people with the latter and others sensitive to gluten, they generally can’t enjoy the former.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samlemonick/2017/11/01/a-new-test-to-make-sure-your-beer-is-gluten-free/#4b99acb41981

 

 

Millennials love wine so much the industry is changing how it’s made

Wine makers say millennials have created a whole new era for the wine industry

http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/millennials-love-wine-so-much-the-industry-is-changing-how-its-made/847963919

Salvador Dalí’s Guide to Wine Is a Must Read for Art Lovers and Wine Enthusiasts Alike

The book central to Dalí as an artist, but also provide interesting insight into how he visualized wine.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/salvador-dali-surrealist-history-wine

 

Holliston MA Wine House petition passes at Town Meeting

Voters had just passed a non-binding resolution authorizing selectmen to petition the State Legislature for another all alcohol license

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20171031/holliston-wine-house-petition-passes-at-town-meeting

 

How Much Beer Can You Drink Without Hurting Your Workout?

I drank a lot of pints, logged a lot of miles, dug up some scientific studies, and called a few Olympians to find out.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/outdoors/a28852/beer-marathon-runner/

HERE ARE THE 10 CONSUMER DRINKS TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2017, revealing some seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/here-are-the-10-consumer-drinks-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2018/

What’s the difference between stouts and porters, anyway?

Let’s shed some light on these dark styles.

http://draftmag.com/difference-between-stouts-and-porters-anyway/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e77680723c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+1%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e77680723c-36686829

If moderate consumption is considered 7 to 14 drinks per week, does it matter if I drink them all on the same day?

Let me start by clarifying that a standard drink according to the United States Department of Agriculture is approximately 5 ounces of wine. And moderate drinking is considered to be 1 drink for women daily (or 7 per week) and 1 to 2 drinks for men daily (or up to 14 per week). Moderate consumption has been linked with myriad health benefits, including reduced risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

However, “moderate drinking” means not exceeding the daily suggestions: If you haven’t consumed any alcohol for a few days, that doesn’t mean you can sit down to 6 drinks “in moderation” tomorrow. That’s binge drinking, and it’s not linked to any health benefits at all. In fact, it’s very clearly tied to a wide range of increased health risks. Among the immediate effects of binge drinking include all of the dangers associated with intoxication as well as taxing the body’s ability to break down alcohol. In the long run, overconsumption of alcohol has been linked to chronic health problems including heart disease, liver disease, stroke, high blood pressure, digestive problems, various forms of cancer, mental health problems, dementia and more.

Your body is not a bank, and you can’t “save up” your drink allotment for future indulgences. If you aren’t sure if your drinking habits are responsible, have an honest conversation with your physician about your relationship with alcohol.—Douglas De Jesus

Grape expectations? Spain’s wine output down 15%

SPRING frosts and sweltering summer temperatures are being blamed for a drop in wine production in Spain and across Europe this year.

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/spain-news-in-english/146250-grape-expectations-spain-s-wine-output-down-15

Champagne: A brand centuries in the making

Champagne is much more than a wine region, it’s a brand. While other French regions, such as Bordeaux and Burgundy, are broadly understood by wine buying consumers, no wine region transcends its wine-ness like Champagne does. Even those that have never sipped from a glass of Dom Perignon or Louis Roederer Cristal know these brands are Champagne.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/food-drink/1516244-champagne-a-brand-centuries-in-the-making

When Wine Spectator lists a wine’s production volume (i.e. “1,000 cases made”), are these 6-bottle cases or 12-bottle cases? Why not mention the exact number of bottles instead?

The industry standard is to track it in 9-liter units, which is the equivalent of 12 standard 750ml bottles.

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/How-Is-Wine-Production-Volume-Calculated-by-Cases-Made-55677

This startup is delivering wine straight from local vineyards

VinoWine recently launched an app to help smaller wineries go directly to customers.

https://technical.ly/dc/2017/11/01/vinowine-app-wineries/

Lincoln Peak Vineyard Cultivates Vermont’s Wine Industry

The grape variety ready for harvest, Granstrom explained, was la crescent, a cold-climate hybrid that is featured in several Lincoln Peak wines.

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/lincoln-peak-vineyard-cultivates-vermonts-wine-industry/Content?oid=9706583

How to Pair Wine with (Almost) Anything

We explore 13 ingredients, from fruits and vegetables to seafood and even bacon, and help show you how to pair wines with whatever you’re cooking at home.

http://www.winemag.com/gallery/how-to-pair-wine-with-almost-anything/

In Seafood-Rich Puglia, Primitivo Wines Are A Meaty Red Option

At the peninsular end of southern Italy’s Puglia region, bounded by the Adriatic and Ionian seas at the nation’s easternmost edge and called Salentino, Salento or Messapia, lies Manduria, one of the world’s oldest vineyards and today ruled over by the country’s famous Primitivo wine grape, known in the United States as Zinfandel.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susangordon/2017/11/01/in-seafood-rich-puglia-primitivo-wines-are-a-meaty-red-option/#4a04227c29e1

Why It’s Time to Stop Fetishizing Wine Expertise

Our current fascination with wine expertise—and, often, the wine experts themselves—has actually made it harder to enjoy wine.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/stop-fetishizing-expertise-new-wine-rules-jon-bonne/

BREWDOG HAS LAUNCHED A NEW BEER TO PROTEST TRUMP’S CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

Brewdog is living up to its punk credentials, launching a new beer to attack Trump’s lukewarm attitude to climate change.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/brewdog-has-launched-a-new-beer-to-protest-trumps-climate-change-denial/

 

Dogfish Head Releases IPAs for the Holidays Variety Pack

Arriving just in time to make your holidays merry and bright, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has released a hoptastic collection of its off-centered ales in one special box, the IPAs for the Holidays variety 12-pack.

IN STOCK

https://www.brewbound.com/news/dogfish-head-releases-ipas-holidays-variety-pack?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3766f8235a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+November+2%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3766f8235a-36686829

 

Northern California grape growers begin to face smoke taint damages

The Bucklin family’s relationship with Constellation Brands stretches back more than three decades. That’s how long Constellation — a global wine corporation expected to generate $7.33 billion in revenue this year, and owner of California wine brands like Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood — has bought grapes from Old Hill Ranch, the Bucklins’ 35-acre Sonoma Valley vineyard. But after this year’s wildfires, for the first time ever, Constellation rejected the Old Hill fruit.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Northern-California-grape-growers-begin-to-face-12327957.php

 

Assessing the Impact of Closure Type on Wine Ratings and Mood

The impact of the sound of the closure on the taste of wine.

http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/3/4/52

 

New Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita USA is launching a new single-vineyard Prosecco under its namesake brand, alongside redesigned labels for its sparkling Rosé and standard Prosecco. Single-vineyard offering Santa Margherita “Rive di Refrontolo” Prosecco Superiore DOCG is made from a roughly 30-acre section of one of only 43 vineyards in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene appellation. “Rive di Refrontolo” retails at around $50 and is available in limited quantities throughout the U.S. The company’s Prosecco and sparkling Rosé have been relaunched with a new proprietary bottle shape and modern label designed to highlight the brand’s history as a sparkling wine producer. Santa Margherita’s flagship Pinot Grigio sold around 650,000 cases in the U.S. in 2016.

 

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October 12th

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating 50 years of wine making in 2017!

As one of the founding winery’s in WA State they are the premier winery from WA State and have helped define the Northwest wine industry with classic vinefera wines that stand out today as they did 50 years ago.  With a long history of accolades they produce wines that you will enjoy today and with great aging potential.  We will focus on some of their single vineyard wines and their reserve Indian Wells tier.

Helping us taste through these wines is John Gedgaudas, a Business Development Manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  John has been selling and representing wine for over 10 years and is excited to present them.  Focusing on WA State will be fun as it is an area of consistent weather conditions that provide great quality grapes  vintage after vintage.  Maybe WA State will become your new favorite wine region.

SPECIAL OFFER!

In the past we have worked with the wine app Quini ( www.quiniwine.com )

During this event rate the wines and get $1 off for every review you enter.

We will taste 7 wines you can get up to $7 off!!

Please get a head start, sign up to Quini if you are on desktop or laptop/tablet, at the top right of the screen at www.quiniwine.com. If you are on iPhone and/or iPad, please download the app. You will find the link at the same website, where you can also read a bit more about Quini.

You can also use on any Android device.

During the tasting you can search Quini using #Franklin Ste Michelle and all wines will populate for you to enter your review.

If you want help in setting up or review of this feature please arrive at 630 for help.

The Franklin Wine Club was the first in the USA to use this app for wine review.

Please explore it while you taste and gain the rewards!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243489706/

 

October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking along the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies.

At Dutton-Goldfield, we believe we draw from the best Dutton vineyards to craft these very special Estate Grown wines. The Dutton’s are the premier grape growers in the region and sell grapes to many top wine producers including Patz & Hall, Lewis, Kistler, Nickel and Nickel, Mary Edwards, DuMOL, Ramey and Ironhorse just to name a few.

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

How limited are they? Two have only 350 cases made and two have only 150 6 packs made of which there are only 7 cases in MA!

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as “the Portuguese brand.” Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.

Johns Bio:

A native of Iowa, John came to California to pursue a career in the wine business beginning as a cellar worker for a large central valley winery. He later went into the sales and distribution side of the business working for a central coast wine distributor. John then moved to Napa Valley and spent many years at Franciscan winery selling a number of brands under this portfolio. John has been in the role as National Sales Director at Dutton Goldfield for the past seven years.

Samantha Bio:

Samantha Straw is a Fine Wine Portfolio Manager for Ruby Wines who has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for knowledge and has achieved 2 levels of Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Sake Adviser Certification from the Sake School of America. When not at work, she spends her time with her husband and two children.

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Wines from Dutton Ranch, grower in Sonoma County of some of the most sought-after Chardonnay (17 clones) and Pinot Noir (14 clones) in the state. The Ranch is 1,100 acres composed of 74 individual vineyards sprawled across the Green Valley and Russian River Valley that are part of the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural area.

Dutton-Goldfield, a 50-50 partnership begun in 1998 between Steve Dutton 50 and Burgundy-loving winemaker Dan Goldfield 60

https://grapecollective.com/articles/kistler-duttongoldfield-patz-hall-thirsty-yet-heres-what-they-have-in-common

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

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Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? In this valuable class we’ll explain all the truths and lies on an American wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money, understand how to figure out if a wine is a generic commercial wine or a hand-made artisanal bottling, and clues to what it’s going to taste like. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2415

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and so much more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations 2017

November 12, 2017

 

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Our 2017 Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

 

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Thanksgiving Wine Guide

 

Champagne/Sparkling

Sparkling wine is a great aperitif to sip

while you wait for the turkey to finish cooking.

It adds a celebratory note to the meal and goes well

with starters like soup and salad.

Sparkling also works well with desserts.

Try an Italian Prosecco with Fruit pies.

 

Ste Michelle Brut 750ml $16.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59bc2afb206768c57806d502

2016 A-Z Bubbles 750ml $14.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59b2bfe98ff0d5667fa08842

Amore Di Amanti Prosecco 750ml $9.99

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Pairs with everything from butternut-squash soup to green salad to turkey with a dressing made of briny oysters and herbs.

Even notoriously tough-to-pair Brussels sprouts will sing with Sauvignon Blanc.

Also for contrast and richness of cream sauces and dressings Look for California or Washington st Sauvignon Blancs as they tend to have more bright citrus flavor profiles.

2015 J. Lohr Carols Vineyard 750ml $16.99

 

Pinot Grigio

Is a good aperitif and goes well with roasted turkey.

You can start a meal with a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio.

If you want more fruit profile with your meal try Pinot Grigio/Gris from California or Washington. Apple and pear flavors will shine bright with those.

2016 Santa Margherita 750ml $19.99

 

Riesling

With their tropical fruit, citrus, green-apple, pear and mineral notes,

work with almost any Thanksgiving dish.

You can also pair a sweeter Riesling with apple desserts.

2014 Ste Michelle Sweet Riesling 750ml $9.99

 

Chardonnay

A big, buttery chardonnay can complement the roasted, smoky flavors of squash,

Chestnuts and pecan stuffing.

An unoaked Chardonnay with make apple desserts shine!

Nut bases dessert will work well with high

oaked Chardonnays

2015 The Arsonist 750ml $19.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59adf4516bca31817fc23aac

 

Syrah and Zinfandel

Has the spice, dark fruit and berries to bring out the best in cranberry sauces also works well with dark meats.

Select your wine based on spicy or fruity versions of the grape.

2015 Mottura Primitivo 750ml $12.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59dcd93fc2a8ca650a3ba470

 

Pinot Noir

Is the single best wine to choose for Thanksgiving.

It has tangy red fruit of strawberry and cherry, with nice acidity.

Pinot Noir will support most things on the Thanksgiving table without overpowering them.

If you’re looking for one wine to serve to welcome guests and serve threw a cherry dessert Pinot Noir works!

2016 Domaine Rudel 750ml $9.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/599da287fc94f6611f6e5b10

2015 Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee 750ml $19.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/574df1f3f7ca92c14080a918

2015 Yering Station Estate 750ml $29.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59d5759a3bd72105347a1902

 

Gamay

Thanksgiving is the week Beaujolais Nouveau is released.

This Gamay based wine is a great with Thanksgiving foods.

Light weight and good fruit.

Explore other reds from Beaujolais France and the Gamay grape

and you will shine with your family and friends.

2015 Domaine De Colette Regnie 750ml $17.99

 

Port or a dessert wine

For very sugary desserts work great, as long as the wine is as sweet

or sweeter than the confection.

That’s important because a less-sweet wine will taste thin, tart or even bitter.

The key is to pair the wines flavor profile with that of the desserts.

For nut based desserts try 10 or 20 year tawny ports for a special treat!

Maynards 10 Year Tawny Port 750ml $19.99

2012 Quinta Do Crasto LBV 750ml $22.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59e7bde4b4053ee91c0afef2

 

Rosé

Rose wines are PERFECT for turkey and all the side dishes!

If you feel that rose wines are to casual then drink it with leftovers.

Rose is Dry not to sweet and VERY refreshing.

2016 Masi Rosa dei Masi 750ml $14.99

 

Other Wines That Will Work Great With The Meal

REDS

 

2015 Finca La Mata Tempranillo 750ml $17.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59ef5593658ec53755da3b87

2009 Poggio Verrano 3 Italian Red Blend 750ml $19.99

2010 Marina Cvetic Italian Merlot 750ml $29.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/58ea946d0138919560f6a390

2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend 750ml $19.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59bc23f303e210ce78139bc4

2015 Chateau Roustaing Vielles Vignes 750ml $10.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59d56d5e3392cc0e34ed8521

2014 Ventozelo Douro Reserva Red Blend 750ml $18.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59ef576e741ffd1c557a3dc7

2012 Matchbook Tinto Red Blend 750ml $9.99

Our Review:

https://quiniwine.com/review/59f1d5a1658ec53755da3bb0

Whites

2015 Murrietas Wells The Whip White Blend 750ml $19.99

 

 

 

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

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Upcoming Events

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Our 2017 Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 570 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Upcoming

October 12th

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating 50 years of wine making in 2017!

As one of the founding winery’s in WA State they are the premier winery from WA State and have helped define the Northwest wine industry with classic vinefera wines that stand out today as they did 50 years ago.  With a long history of accolades they produce wines that you will enjoy today and with great aging potential.  We will focus on some of their single vineyard wines and their reserve Indian Wells tier.

Helping us taste through these wines is John Gedgaudas, a Business Development Manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  John has been selling and representing wine for over 10 years and is excited to present them.  Focusing on WA State will be fun as it is an area of consistent weather conditions that provide great quality grapes  vintage after vintage.  Maybe WA State will become your new favorite wine region.

SPECIAL OFFER!

In the past we have worked with the wine app Quini ( www.quiniwine.com )

During this event rate the wines and get $1 off for every review you enter.

We will taste 7 wines you can get up to $7 off!!

Please get a head start, sign up to Quini if you are on desktop or laptop/tablet, at the top right of the screen at www.quiniwine.com. If you are on iPhone and/or iPad, please download the app. You will find the link at the same website, where you can also read a bit more about Quini.

You can also use on any Android device.

During the tasting you can search Quini using #Franklin Ste Michelle and all wines will populate for you to enter your review.

If you want help in setting up or review of this feature please arrive at 630 for help.

The Franklin Wine Club was the first in the USA to use this app for wine review.

Please explore it while you taste and gain the rewards!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243489706/

 

October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking along the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies.

At Dutton-Goldfield, we believe we draw from the best Dutton vineyards to craft these very special Estate Grown wines. The Dutton’s are the premier grape growers in the region and sell grapes to many top wine producers including Patz & Hall, Lewis, Kistler, Nickel and Nickel, Mary Edwards, DuMOL, Ramey and Ironhorse just to name a few.

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

How limited are they? Two have only 350 cases made and two have only 150 6 packs made of which there are only 7 cases in MA!

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as “the Portuguese brand.” Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.

Johns Bio:

A native of Iowa, John came to California to pursue a career in the wine business beginning as a cellar worker for a large central valley winery. He later went into the sales and distribution side of the business working for a central coast wine distributor. John then moved to Napa Valley and spent many years at Franciscan winery selling a number of brands under this portfolio. John has been in the role as National Sales Director at Dutton Goldfield for the past seven years.

Samantha Bio:

Samantha Straw is a Fine Wine Portfolio Manager for Ruby Wines who has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for knowledge and has achieved 2 levels of Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Sake Adviser Certification from the Sake School of America. When not at work, she spends her time with her husband and two children.

Recent Press

Wines from Dutton Ranch, grower in Sonoma County of some of the most sought-after Chardonnay (17 clones) and Pinot Noir (14 clones) in the state. The Ranch is 1,100 acres composed of 74 individual vineyards sprawled across the Green Valley and Russian River Valley that are part of the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural area.

Dutton-Goldfield, a 50-50 partnership begun in 1998 between Steve Dutton 50 and Burgundy-loving winemaker Dan Goldfield 60

https://grapecollective.com/articles/kistler-duttongoldfield-patz-hall-thirsty-yet-heres-what-they-have-in-common

Sign Up:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243677891/

 

November 16th

Italian Guest

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? In this valuable class we’ll explain all the truths and lies on an American wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money, understand how to figure out if a wine is a generic commercial wine or a hand-made artisanal bottling, and clues to what it’s going to taste like. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2415

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and so much more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

More Soon!

 

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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

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Thanksgiving Food And Wine Pairing Guide

November 12, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Thanksgiving Food And Wine Pairings

What To Serve With The Bird And More

 

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

Thanksgiving Food And Wine Pairing Guide

 

Champagne/Sparkling

Sparkling wine is a great aperitif to sip

while you wait for the turkey to finish cooking.

It adds a celebratory note to the meal and goes well

with starters like soup and salad.

Sparkling also works well with desserts.

Try an Italian Prosecco with Fruit pies.

Sauvignon Blanc

Pairs with everything from butternut-squash soup to green salad to turkey with a dressing made of briny oysters and herbs.

Even notoriously tough-to-pair Brussels sprouts will sing with Sauvignon Blanc.

Also for contrast and richness of cream sauces and dressings Look for California or Washington st Sauvignon Blancs as they tend to have more bright citrus flavor profiles.

Pinot Grigio

Is a good aperitif and goes well with roasted turkey.

You can start a meal with a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio.

If you want more fruit profile with your meal try Pinot Grigio/Gris from California or Washington. Apple and pear flavors will shine bright with those.

Riesling

With their tropical fruit, citrus, green-apple, pear and mineral notes,

work with almost any Thanksgiving dish.

You can also pair a sweeter Riesling with apple desserts.

Chardonnay

A big, buttery chardonnay can complement the roasted, smoky flavors of squash,

Chestnuts and pecan stuffing.

An unoaked Chardonnay with make apple desserts shine!

Nut bases dessert will work well with high

oaked Chardonnays

Syrah and Zinfandel

Has the spice, dark fruit and berries to bring out the best in cranberry sauces also works well with dark meats.

Select your wine based on spicy or fruity versions of the grape.

Pinot Noir

Is the single best wine to choose for Thanksgiving.

It has tangy red fruit of strawberry and cherry, with nice acidity.

Pinot Noir will support most things on the Thanksgiving table without overpowering them.

If you’re looking for one wine to serve to welcome guests and serve threw a cherry dessert Pinot Noir works!

Gamay

Thanksgiving is the week Beaujolais Nouveau is released.

This Gamay based wine is a great with Thanksgiving foods.

Light weight and good fruit.

Explore other reds from Beaujolais France and the Gamay grape

and you will shine with your family and friends.

Port or a dessert wine

For very sugary desserts work great, as long as the wine is as sweet

or sweeter than the confection.

That’s important because a less-sweet wine will taste thin, tart or even bitter.

The key is to pair the wines flavor profile with that of the desserts.

For nut based desserts try 10 or 20 year tawny ports for a special treat!

Rosé

Rose wines are PERFECT for turkey and all the side dishes!

If you feel that rose wines are to casual then drink it with leftovers.

Rose is Dry not to sweet and VERY refreshing.

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

Weekly Newsletter

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

Sign Up Here

 

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

On Air Wednesday 9:30am, 12:30PM and 6:30PM

And

Saturdays Starting at 8am

 

Listen On Soundcloud

 

Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter

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

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Find Us Online

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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

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Introducing Physical Web Technology

The Physical Web uses beacon technology to communicate to your phone.

Two ways your can explore this with us:

1.     Walk into the store and get current specials, our custom tasting notes and drink recommendations.

2.     Attend a education/tasting in our wine room and get product information, pricing and food pairings

Stop in and try and be rewarded with a special gift for using.

 

Take a Look

 

We Are On Pointy

Browse Our Product List

 

More Technology

Franklin Liquors More On Tap App

Sale Items

Drink Recipes

Product Information

Events

Food And Wine Pairings

Staff Picks

And More!

Download The App

 

 

Upcoming Events

imagesCAFRD0UT

 

Our 2017 Education Schedule

 

Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

Over 570 Club Members!

How To attend and join

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

http://www.facebook.com/FranklinwineclubMA

 

Upcoming

October 12th

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating 50 years of wine making in 2017!

As one of the founding winery’s in WA State they are the premier winery from WA State and have helped define the Northwest wine industry with classic vinefera wines that stand out today as they did 50 years ago.  With a long history of accolades they produce wines that you will enjoy today and with great aging potential.  We will focus on some of their single vineyard wines and their reserve Indian Wells tier.

Helping us taste through these wines is John Gedgaudas, a Business Development Manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  John has been selling and representing wine for over 10 years and is excited to present them.  Focusing on WA State will be fun as it is an area of consistent weather conditions that provide great quality grapes  vintage after vintage.  Maybe WA State will become your new favorite wine region.

SPECIAL OFFER!

In the past we have worked with the wine app Quini ( www.quiniwine.com )

During this event rate the wines and get $1 off for every review you enter.

We will taste 7 wines you can get up to $7 off!!

Please get a head start, sign up to Quini if you are on desktop or laptop/tablet, at the top right of the screen at www.quiniwine.com. If you are on iPhone and/or iPad, please download the app. You will find the link at the same website, where you can also read a bit more about Quini.

You can also use on any Android device.

During the tasting you can search Quini using #Franklin Ste Michelle and all wines will populate for you to enter your review.

If you want help in setting up or review of this feature please arrive at 630 for help.

The Franklin Wine Club was the first in the USA to use this app for wine review.

Please explore it while you taste and gain the rewards!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243489706/

 

October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking along the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies.

At Dutton-Goldfield, we believe we draw from the best Dutton vineyards to craft these very special Estate Grown wines. The Dutton’s are the premier grape growers in the region and sell grapes to many top wine producers including Patz & Hall, Lewis, Kistler, Nickel and Nickel, Mary Edwards, DuMOL, Ramey and Ironhorse just to name a few.

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

How limited are they? Two have only 350 cases made and two have only 150 6 packs made of which there are only 7 cases in MA!

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as “the Portuguese brand.” Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.

Johns Bio:

A native of Iowa, John came to California to pursue a career in the wine business beginning as a cellar worker for a large central valley winery. He later went into the sales and distribution side of the business working for a central coast wine distributor. John then moved to Napa Valley and spent many years at Franciscan winery selling a number of brands under this portfolio. John has been in the role as National Sales Director at Dutton Goldfield for the past seven years.

Samantha Bio:

Samantha Straw is a Fine Wine Portfolio Manager for Ruby Wines who has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for knowledge and has achieved 2 levels of Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Sake Adviser Certification from the Sake School of America. When not at work, she spends her time with her husband and two children.

Recent Press

Wines from Dutton Ranch, grower in Sonoma County of some of the most sought-after Chardonnay (17 clones) and Pinot Noir (14 clones) in the state. The Ranch is 1,100 acres composed of 74 individual vineyards sprawled across the Green Valley and Russian River Valley that are part of the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural area.

Dutton-Goldfield, a 50-50 partnership begun in 1998 between Steve Dutton 50 and Burgundy-loving winemaker Dan Goldfield 60

https://grapecollective.com/articles/kistler-duttongoldfield-patz-hall-thirsty-yet-heres-what-they-have-in-common

Sign Up:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243677891/

 

November 16th

Italian Guest

Sign ups soon

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? In this valuable class we’ll explain all the truths and lies on an American wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money, understand how to figure out if a wine is a generic commercial wine or a hand-made artisanal bottling, and clues to what it’s going to taste like. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

Tri-County Adult Education  

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2415

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and so much more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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November 6, 2017

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

AUSTRALIAN WINEMAKERS PREPARE TO DEFEND RIGHT TO PRODUCE ‘PROSECCO’

Not America’s beer? Bud sales fall in U.S.

World wine production ‘to hit 50-year low’

 

  AND MORE!

 

The Inside Scoop On This Year’s Most Exclusive Holiday Wine Gift

The wine, called Penfolds g3

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2017/10/20/this-years-most-exclusive-holiday-wine-gift-heres-the-inside-scoop/#754a51df732c

Crafting Affordable Wine Starts With Mechanized Agriculture

The German-designed machine can harvest an acre of grapes in as little as 11 minutes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronaldholden/2017/10/20/crafting-affordable-wine-starts-with-mechanized-agriculture/#7faf56b87aae

The wonders of Côtes de Bordeaux

Most wine drinkers are familiar with Bordeaux wines, but might wonder, what is the Côtes de Bordeaux?

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/wine-wonders-cotes-de-bordeaux-article-1.3577749

 

The Evolution of Your Wine Palate (Funny, But True)

It’s time to pay a little homage to each step of our wine palate evolution, from beginner to enthusiast. Ironically, once you get to the end, you’ll find yourself back at the beginning.

http://winefolly.com/update/evolution-your-wine-palate-funny-true/

 

Transition into the Holidays with Beaujolais Nouveau

Leaves are changing and temperatures are falling, but that doesn’t mean the end of drinkable wines. While most of the wines being made from the fruits of this year’s harvest won’t be on the market until sometime next spring (or much later), Beaujolais Nouveau will arrive on shelves by the third Thursday in November to help ease us into fall and winter.

https://www.rewardsnetwork.com/blog/transition-holidays-beaujolais-nouveau/

 

Stop Asking for Beer in ‘Frosty’ Glasses

There’s actually a lot of good reasons to not drink your beer out of a frozen glass.

https://lifehacker.com/stop-asking-for-beer-in-frosty-glasses-1819738926

 

Which method of chilling wine really gets the job done in 20 minutes?

So what’s the best way to chill a bottle quickly?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/which-method-of-chilling-wine-really-gets-the-job-done-in-20-minutes/2017/10/20/628288ee-b4e2-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.0d9d31bfe673

 

Hardcore beer chugger downs 6 beers in 40 seconds with A LEAF Blower

Basically, the force of the leaf blower is operating like a one-person beer bong, allowing him to down the beer without the aid of other people. It’s both impressive and also “why?” inducing.

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/10/22/16516090/leaf-blower-beef-chugging-video

 

ONE GRAPE, MANY STYLES: NEBBIOLO ACROSS ITALY

If pressed to name just one signature red grape from northern Italy, most wine lovers would nominate Nebbiolo.

https://vinepair.com/articles/one-grape-many-styles-nebbiolo-across-italy/

 

Vegan wine: Do the yeast count?

Talking about whether wine is vegan, in other words, should sound more like talking about whether honey is vegan. Do the bees count? Do the yeast count? Are they being exploited?

http://wineoscope.com/2017/10/22/vegan-wine-do-the-yeast-count/

 

28.5% of all the acreage in Sonoma Valley burned this month

 

Budweiser’s latest launch showcases pre-Prohibition recipe

Budweiser is taking its consumers back in time with its latest launch. The limited-edition 1933 Repeal Reserve Amber Lager is brewed from a pre-Prohibition recipe created by Adolphus Busch that didn’t see distribution beyond St. Louis, Mo., due to the 18th Amendment.

http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/budweisers-latest-launch-showcases-pre-prohibition-recipe?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3119d55ffe-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+24%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3119d55ffe-36686829

 

THE MOST POPULAR LIQUOR IN EVERY STATE

Source bartender.com

http://www.101wkqx.com/2017/10/23/the-most-popular-liquor-in-every-state/

 

World wine production ‘to hit 50-year low’

Global wine production is expected to fall to its lowest in more than 50 years, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41728536

 

What Wine Should You Pair with Carrots?

Carrots are delicious in a simple salad, but don’t stop there. Whether raw or cooked, from salsas to savory soufflés, learn how wine pairs with carrots.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/10/23/what-wine-should-you-pair-with-carrots/

 

Basketball Great Charles Barkley Launches Wine Label

His new wine label, CB Vineyards. Barkley partnered with winemaker Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery and the Regal Wine Company to make the wine.

http://hauteliving.com/2017/10/charles-barkley-wine/645418/

 

WSET LAUNCHES TASTING APP

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a new app where drinkers can make and record detailed tasting notes.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/wset-launches-tasting-app/

 

New Beam Product

Beam Suntory–owned Basil Hayden’s has launched Dark Rye, the first permanent extension within the brand’s portfolio. An 80-proof whiskey that blends Kentucky straight rye with Alberta Distillery–sourced Canadian rye and a touch of California Port, Dark Rye is available nationwide at a retail price of $39.99 a 750-ml. The new entry joins Basil Hayden’s flagship Bourbon, as well as its limited-edition Rye Whiskey, which debuted in April. Basil Hayden’s is among the leading $25-and-over Bourbons in the U.S., rising 27% to 141,000 cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages

One lawmaker is taking another shot at allowing the Postal Service to ship beer, wine and liquor.

https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/10/17/legislation-allow-postal-service-ship-alcoholic-beverages/

APPELLATION APPRECIATION: FRANCIACORTA

The wines of Franciacorta are produced in the Italian Province of Brescia, located in the northern region of Lombardy.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/appellation-appreciation-franciacorta/?rs_oid_rd=65639986491286&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-10-24-17#.WfEftK3MyT8

 

WINE CAKE

You’ll find that white wine is used in both the cake and the frosting for a wine and sugar-packed hit. Everything in moderation, right?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/thug-kitchens-wine-cake/?rs_oid_rd=65639986491286&utm_campaign=recipes&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-10-24-17#.WfEgzq3MyT8

 

Rye whiskey volumes up by 778% in the US

Since 2009, rye whiskey volumes have jumped from 88,000 cases to nearly 775,00 in 2016.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/10/rye-whiskey-volumes-up-778-in-the-us/

 

SAM ADAMS RELEASES ‘EXTREME BARREL-AGED’ BEER AT $199 A BOTTLE

First released in 2002, Utopias is a special release beer launched every two years made in 2017 primarily from three varieties of noble hops; Spalt Spalter, Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang, by way of a complicated process of barrel-ageing and blending.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/sam-adams-releases-extreme-barrel-aged-beer-at-199-a-bottle/

 

Not America’s beer? Bud sales fall in U.S.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the owner of Budweiser, Bud Light and Stella Artois, said that beer sales in the U.S. fell 5.6% in the third quarter.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/26/investing/anheuser-busch-inbev-budweiser-beer-sales/index.html

 

Do Wine Drinkers Really Trade Up?

It’s a more complicated question than you might think

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/voices/do-wine-drinkers-really-trade-up/

 

A NEW SPIRIT AIMING TO GIVE BOURBON A RUN FOR ITS MONEY

Empire Rye, a new designation launched by New York distillers in October.

https://vinepair.com/articles/empire-rye-new-york-whiskey/

 

Rising Alcohol Levels: How Winemakers are Adjusting

Winemakers share their top tactics for managing—and reducing—alcohol levels in wine

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/taking-control-of-alcohol-levels-in-wine/

 

COORS LIGHT WILL BE ‘LOUDER’ AND ‘PROUDER’ IN 2018

Although Coors Light retains its spot as the second-best selling beer in America and has picked up share in the premium-light segment, case volume is down 3.4 percent year-to-date through Sept. 30, according to Nielsen. That compares with the No. 1 beer, Bud Light, where volume is down 5.7 percent over the same period, per Nielsen.

http://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/coors-light-will-louder-prouder-2018/?sf121845925=1&sf121860796=1&utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0a8177248a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+26%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0a8177248a-36686829

 

Chardonnay Go Game

Chardonnay Go is a hilarious new board game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People based on the viral sensation, “Chardonnay Go,” where women search for the perfect glass of wine!

http://www.chardonnaygo.com/board-game/

7 Ways to Tell a Good Restaurant Wine List from a Bad One, According to Wine Experts

Here’s what you want to look for in the ideal restaurant wine list, according to people who work in wine.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/signs-good-restaurant-wine-list-experts

 

I Took a Bath in Red Wine to See if I’d Get Skin-Drunk

It’s 180 minutes of bliss if you’re a luxury wino, or if you’re just into wine

https://www.allure.com/story/beauty-haus-video-red-wine-bath-skin-benefits

 

Is Drinking Red Wine Actually Good For You? It’s Complicated

Is your nightly glass of vino doing your heart any favors?

https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/red-wine-health-benefits

 

10 Ways to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

The trouble with wine, it seems, is remembering a corkscrew.

https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/10-ways-to-open-wine-without-a-corkscrew/

A Full-Bodied Red, With Notes of…Ultrasound?

University of Murcia, is looking to add ultrasonic pulses to the winemaking process, with an aim of gleaning more from the grapes that make the vintage while saving the winemaker time and energy.

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https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/innovation/a-fullbodied-red-with-notes-ofultrasound

THIS WINE REGION IS TRENDING

There are currently 195 different countries in our world, which means that a whopping one third of it is making wine.


http://www.snooth.com/articles/this-wine-region-is-trending/

 

Whiskey-based deodorant seeks Kickstarter funding

Because of the quick dissipation of the scent, the wearer does not smell of whiskey, which was a key concern with customers.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/10/whiskey-based-deodorant-seeks-kickstarter-funding/

 

Who knew England was a great region for sparkling wine?

In the last 20 years, vineyard projects have sprung up across the southern coast from Plymouth to Dover, mostly given to sparkling wine, forging a collective style that pays homage to Champagne (just 300-odd miles and one English Channel away) even as it remains entirely distinct in character.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-english-wine-20171025-story.html

 

What is claret wine?

Not sure what people mean when they’ve used the term claret? Confused about where the term came from? Here’s some background.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-is-claret-wine-ask-decanter-378401/

The Best Type of Weed to Pair With Wine — and Where the Future of Cannabis Is Heading

Weed and wine are a match made in heaven. Now, I’ve always known this on a personal level, but after attending an intimate dinner hosted by weed delivery app Eaze that included cannabis and wine pairings as the evening’s core activity, it’s more clear to me than ever how marijuana can be naturally incorporated into our everyday lives.

https://www.popsugar.com/news/Weed-Wine-Pairings-44182633

 

The Award-Winning Wine Valley You’ve Never Heard of — Until Now

In Canyon County, Idaho, just 27 miles west of the capital, Boise, is the town of Caldwell.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/caldwell-idaho-wine-country

 

What your star sign says about your wine preferences

Your favorite wine is written in the stars!

https://www.bhg.com.au/what-your-star-sign-says-about-your-wine-preferences

AUSTRALIAN WINEMAKERS PREPARE TO DEFEND RIGHT TO PRODUCE ‘PROSECCO’

Prosecco growers in Australia have said they will defend their right to use the name once again, after it emerged that Italy may seek a Geographic Indicator (GI) in the country ahead of negotiations for a free trade deal between Australia and the European Union.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/australian-winemakers-prepare-to-defend-right-to-produce-prosecco/

Get to know nebbiolo and its royal court of wines

Native to northwest Italy, the grape is responsible for some of the country’s — and the world’s — most sought-after wines.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-nebbiolo-italy-wine-1027-story.html

WHAT IS RUCHÉ?

Ruché (“roo-kay”) is not a varietal you’ll often see on a wine list, but that’s not because Italians are trying to keep it a secret — though we wouldn’t blame them if they were. The red wine grape is relatively rare, only now hitting shelves outside of its production zone, though it would still be a difficult task to find it outside of Italy.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/what-is-rouche/?rs_oid_rd=65665756295062&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=thursday-10-26-17#.WfYIvK2ZN8c

People are paying to work on vineyards to de-stress

Forget a cold bottle of beer and a sun lounger – these days Brits are paying to work on their days off.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/24/people-are-paying-to-work-on-vineyards-to-de-stress/

 

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October 12th

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating 50 years of wine making in 2017!

As one of the founding winery’s in WA State they are the premier winery from WA State and have helped define the Northwest wine industry with classic vinefera wines that stand out today as they did 50 years ago.  With a long history of accolades they produce wines that you will enjoy today and with great aging potential.  We will focus on some of their single vineyard wines and their reserve Indian Wells tier.

Helping us taste through these wines is John Gedgaudas, a Business Development Manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  John has been selling and representing wine for over 10 years and is excited to present them.  Focusing on WA State will be fun as it is an area of consistent weather conditions that provide great quality grapes  vintage after vintage.  Maybe WA State will become your new favorite wine region.

SPECIAL OFFER!

In the past we have worked with the wine app Quini ( www.quiniwine.com )

During this event rate the wines and get $1 off for every review you enter.

We will taste 7 wines you can get up to $7 off!!

Please get a head start, sign up to Quini if you are on desktop or laptop/tablet, at the top right of the screen at www.quiniwine.com. If you are on iPhone and/or iPad, please download the app. You will find the link at the same website, where you can also read a bit more about Quini.

You can also use on any Android device.

During the tasting you can search Quini using #Franklin Ste Michelle and all wines will populate for you to enter your review.

If you want help in setting up or review of this feature please arrive at 630 for help.

The Franklin Wine Club was the first in the USA to use this app for wine review.

Please explore it while you taste and gain the rewards!

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/243489706/

 

October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking along the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies.

At Dutton-Goldfield, we believe we draw from the best Dutton vineyards to craft these very special Estate Grown wines. The Dutton’s are the premier grape growers in the region and sell grapes to many top wine producers including Patz & Hall, Lewis, Kistler, Nickel and Nickel, Mary Edwards, DuMOL, Ramey and Ironhorse just to name a few.

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

How limited are they? Two have only 350 cases made and two have only 150 6 packs made of which there are only 7 cases in MA!

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as “the Portuguese brand.” Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.

Johns Bio:

A native of Iowa, John came to California to pursue a career in the wine business beginning as a cellar worker for a large central valley winery. He later went into the sales and distribution side of the business working for a central coast wine distributor. John then moved to Napa Valley and spent many years at Franciscan winery selling a number of brands under this portfolio. John has been in the role as National Sales Director at Dutton Goldfield for the past seven years.

Samantha Bio:

Samantha Straw is a Fine Wine Portfolio Manager for Ruby Wines who has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for knowledge and has achieved 2 levels of Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Sake Adviser Certification from the Sake School of America. When not at work, she spends her time with her husband and two children.

Recent Press

Wines from Dutton Ranch, grower in Sonoma County of some of the most sought-after Chardonnay (17 clones) and Pinot Noir (14 clones) in the state. The Ranch is 1,100 acres composed of 74 individual vineyards sprawled across the Green Valley and Russian River Valley that are part of the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural area.

Dutton-Goldfield, a 50-50 partnership begun in 1998 between Steve Dutton 50 and Burgundy-loving winemaker Dan Goldfield 60

https://grapecollective.com/articles/kistler-duttongoldfield-patz-hall-thirsty-yet-heres-what-they-have-in-common

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-f8511aaf65114435aa7d53af6a9687f0

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? In this valuable class we’ll explain all the truths and lies on an American wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money, understand how to figure out if a wine is a generic commercial wine or a hand-made artisanal bottling, and clues to what it’s going to taste like. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labelling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating. We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

http://www.medwayschools.org/sites/medwayps/files/file/file/fall_17_brochure_final.pdf

 

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Fall session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

http://www.tri-county.tc/wine-scholar-program

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

This wine tasting and educational class will help you develop your wine profile.

We will explore the 5 steps in how to taste wine.  The results of this will make you a better wine taster and buyer and develop your unique wine profile.  With this profile you can walk into any store or restaurant and explain what you like.

What do you smell? Do you like oaked or unoaked wines? Why do we swirl and spit?

We will talk about wine technology that can assist in building your palate.

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2415

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

We will discuss regions, laws and explore unique wines from Champagne to the Southwest. Don’t let wines from France confuse you, learn what grapes grow best where and so much more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2342

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

Sparkling wines are used in celebrating many life’s best moments. At this education/tasting event we will explore all things bubbly.  What are the methods in making these wines? What is true Champagne? What makes Prosecco different from Cava? To answer these questions we will explore sparkling from all parts of the world.

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2416

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_rec/FINAL%20DRAFT%208-22-17.pdf

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation/2017%20Millis%20Recreation%20Fall%20Booklet-condensed.pdf

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

Do you like wine? Do you like books? Join us for a special Wine Tasting & Book Club Meeting at Franklin Liquors. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks and Mark of Franklin Liquors will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

The book discussion is free, but the wine tastings are $10 each. Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, either visit the library’s website or call Kim Shipala at 508-520-4943.

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-30-17

October 30, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

How New England Became A Leader In The Craft Beer Boom

 

5 Red Wine Nutrition Facts

 

Video Breaks Down The Truth About Wine

 

  AND MORE!

 

Wine: Bottled Poetry or Ticking Timebomb?

Numerous wine publications seek to highlight the health benefits of wine with as much regularity as these branches of science allow. There is also a wider, less publicised understanding of the pitfalls of alcohol abuse in wine writing: cancer, and other health issues; as well as domestic and social violence; addiction; and so on. The manifesto sought to unify and to assure wine’s continued place in our lives.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/10/wine-bottled-poetry-or-ticking-timebomb

 

Does drinking alcohol kill the germs it comes into contact with?

Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. According to historical records, in the third century AD Roman generals recommended wine to their soldiers to help prevent dysentery.

https://theconversation.com/health-check-does-drinking-alcohol-kill-the-germs-it-comes-into-contact-with-83504

 

Trump Plugs His Virginia Vineyard After Fires Ravage California Wine Country

“Devastated to hear about out-of-control fires in CA wine country — HORRIBLE! Everyone at Trump Winery in fire-free Virginia sends warmest condolences.”

https://extranewsfeed.com/trump-plugs-his-virginia-vineyard-after-fires-ravage-california-wine-country-3f9fbfdb1a8d

 

KRUG MAKES $6,500 CHAMPAGNE BACKPACK

Champagne Krug has teamed up with designer menswear label Berluti to make a $6,500 leather backpack specifically for carrying your Champagne.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/krug-makes-6500-champagne-backpack/

 

Bug-Based Coloring Makes a Comeback in Spirits

Exploring the history of insect-derived cochineal red coloring and its revival in the drinks industry

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/bug-based-coloring-makes-a-comeback-in-spirits/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=57270740&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–Ya4Lps-MGK0029ozA9b63Zh-Bltc3mSEtIyu4Gn0d_rY8eyb2IvixTf2NX-ATqu8Nr3AC7Uxo3m0x89ZZJu-m1R6gHIecawRlbA8c7fCUd7C1iSw&_hsmi=57306599

 

Boston Beer Company to Release Angry Orchard Pear Cider

Angry Orchard Pear is made with a blend of domestic culinary pears and apples grown in the United States. This style provides a fresh take on traditional hard cider and is refreshing, versatile and perfect to enjoy during all the season’s relaxing moments.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/boston-beer-company-release-angry-orchard-pear-cider?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=0537503ab0-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+13%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-0537503ab0-36686829

 

What Does “Wellness” Look Like in the Drinks World?

Across industries, the shift is visible. Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to make 20 percent of its sales come from zero or low alcohol beer by 2025.

https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-does-wellness-look-like-drinks-world-seedlip-low-abv-cocktail/

 

Wine pricing foolishness, and how one group stopped it

The lawsuit alleged that Wines ‘Til Sold Out “created wine brands with private-label companies and then offered those wines with discounts not based on any actual retail value and offered other wines with exaggerated retail prices to make the discounts appear even larger.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/wine-pricing-foolishness-and-how-one-group-stopped-it/

  

Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

THE SUCCESS OF MODERN BLENDS AND CROSSINGS

https://deborahparkerwong.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/saoctnov2017.pdf

 

Is wine an art or a science?

Neither. It is a drink.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/is-wine-an-art-or-a-science

 

THIS IS HOW TO SAY “CHEERS!” AROUND THE WORLD

Do you know your ‘prosts’ from your ‘zum wohls’?

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/this-is-how-to-say-cheers-around-the-world/

 

JINGLE BELL SCOTCH: ANGEL’S SHARE GLASS LAUNCHES WHISKY-FILLED BAUBLES IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

A family firm has launched a Christmas essential for whisky connoisseurs – glass baubles filled with Scotland’s national drink.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/jingle-bell-scotch-angels-share-glass-launches-whisky-filled-baubles-in-time-for-christmas/

 

Top 10 virtual reality spirits activations

The spirits world has entered into a cutting-edge era of marketing, making use of innovative technologies like never before. Here’s our round-up of 10 head-turning virtual reality spirits activations.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/10/top-10-virtual-reality-spirits-activations/

 

Bracelet Flask

For those who never want to be caught without a back-up libation, secretly sip in style with this innovative bracelet flask.

https://www.wineawesomeness.com/accessories/new-arrivals/bracelet-flask.html?rs_oid_rd=63483912908694&utm_campaign=retail&utm_source=dedicated&utm_medium=email&utm_content=accessories-10-13-17

 

Red Blends Hit a Sweet Spot

Crowd-pleasing red-blend wines are trending with both consumers and the U.S. wine industry

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/red-blends-hit-a-sweet-spot/

 

Somm Jane Lopes Is Mixing Wine and Decanting Champagne

For Lopes, a perfect pairing isn’t always found in one wine alone, so the American expat keeps things interesting by mixing different wines in the same glass.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/wine-mixing-attica

 

Video Breaks Down The Truth About Wine

Trending News: The Truth About Wine, According To Scientists

https://www.askmen.com/news/fine_living/video-breaks-down-the-truth-about-wine.html

 

You Might See Blue Wine Popping Up on Social Media Soon. Here’s What to Know About It.

Developed by a team of Spanish winemakers, Gik Blue Wine — which comes in a clear glass bottle and is a pure, sapphire hue — is both a gimmick and a new answer to the question of “red or white?”

http://time.com/4973301/blue-wine-taste/

 

The iPhone-controlled cooler that tosses you a beer

The Cooler Cannon responds in a way that perhaps no cooler ever has.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-iphone-controlled-cooler-that-tosses-you-a-beer/

 

Serve Cheap White Wine Ice-Cold

Serving whites too cold seriously compromises good bottles, muffling nuances and complexities. Conversely, mediocre whites ought to be served ice-cold; the temperature masks any flaws.

https://lifehacker.com/serve-cheap-white-wine-ice-cold-1819452353

 

STEEP SLOPES MAKE BETTER WINE

So what is it about these intense inclines that make for such great grapes? Believe it or not, a lot of things. Here’s why…

https://www.thebacklabel.com/steep-slopes-make-better-wine/?rs_oid_rd=64072323428246&utm_campaign=education&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sunday-10-15-17#.WefakK2ZOT8

 

Turning weed into wine in Lebanon

Farmers in Bekaa Valley, long known as a hub for cannabis production, increasingly switching to vines as viticulture blossoms

https://www.timesofisrael.com/turning-weed-into-wine-in-lebanon/

 

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 winners

For whisky geeks the world over, the wait is over – a new World Whisky of the Year has been named by Jim Murray. Here are the other expressions that have secured top accolades in the Whisky Bible 2018.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/10/jim-murrays-whisky-bible-2018-winners/

 

Why Calling a Wine Dry or Sweet Can Be Simply Confusing

What factors influence whether we perceive wines as dry or sweet? It’s not just sugar. Things like acidity, tannins and even your genetic code play a part.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/09/21/why-calling-a-wine-dry-or-sweet-can-be-simply-confusing/

 

63 of the Best Pumpkin Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

One last trip to the pumpkin patch! The final winner of the BEST PUMPKIN BEER title!

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/63-of-the-best-pumpkin-beers-blind-tasted-and-rank.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=e648d101d3-The+Daily+Brew%3A+October+17%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-e648d101d3-36686829

THE HISTORY OF THE LONG ISLAND ICED TEA

A Long Island Iced Tea is traditionally made with vodka, tequila, rum, triple sec, gin and a splash of Coke – the soda gives it the color of iced tea, and the sweetness of the triple sec calls to mind the flavor of sweet tea.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/recipe/the-history-of-the-long-island-iced-tea/?rs_oid_rd=64463165452182&utm_campaign=recipes&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-10-17-17#.Wefgqa2ZOT8

5 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR WINE LOVERS

Let everyone know just how much you love wine with one of these kick-ass grape-centric outfits.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/halloween-costumes-for-wine-lovers/?rs_oid_rd=64463165452182&utm_campaign=lifestyle&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tuesday-10-17-17#.WefhqK2ZOT8

What do the Napa and Sonoma wildfires mean for wine drinkers?

The good news is that this year’s harvest was 90 percent complete before the fires started, and Napa (five percent of the state’s total) and Sonoma (eight percent) don’t produce that much wine in the overall scheme of things. So there will be California wine, regardless of how much damage the fires do.

https://www.winecurmudgeon.com/napa-and-sonoma-wildfires-mean-wine-drinkers/

 

Why red wine drinkers may have the best sex, according to science

You may want to reach for red wine on your next date.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/drinking-red-wine-good-for-sex-2017-10

 

Drinking in front of your kids can leave them ‘anxious, embarrassed, and worried’ — even if it’s just a glass of wine

According to a new report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), which has shown children are more likely to feel worried about their parents if they are tipsy.

http://www.businessinsider.com/drinking-in-front-of-your-kids-can-leave-them-anxious-embarrassed-and-worried-even-if-its-just-a-glass-of-wine-2017-10

 

How Technology Makes Life–and Wine–More Satisfying

The cork industry is trying to address the issue by applying technologies that detect and eliminate TCA with some success, yet TCA remains a problem.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-technology-makes-lifeand-winemore-satisfying_us_59e65648e4b0e60c4aa365cc

10 Things to Know About Kosher Wine

When the Jewish winter holidays come around, many people prefer to put kosher-certified wine on their Seder table or serve it at a Chanukah celebration. Many of you probably grew up with shiver-inducing memories of mass-produced, syrupy-sweet kosher wine and might be interested to know you have way more options than your parents might have.
So, just how different is kosher wine from the non-kosher stuff?

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/10-things-to-know-about-kosher-wine.html

5 Red Wine Nutrition Facts

Here are five things we can say, with all reasonable certainty, about red wine’s nutritional impact — until research shows otherwise, that is.

https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/5-red-wine-nutrition-facts.htm

During Texas Wine Month, these are 10 top Texas wines to seek out

These are the wines to seek out at 10 Hill Country wineries

http://www.austin360.com/lifestyles/wine/during-texas-wine-month-these-are-top-texas-wines-seek-out/IJqImChwehsnycNUzm4jQK/

Delicious Wines to Pair With Soup

There are a lot articles out there talking about the challenges of pairing soup with wine. Yes, the last thing you need when you’re working on a nice soup belly is more liquid. Yes, the interplay of broths, bases, and ingredients can leave even a seasoned gourmand stumped.

But you know what? Pairing soup and wine doesn’t have to be so hard.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/wines-pair-soup/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=37f54268f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-37f54268f4-62472929&mc_cid=37f54268f4&mc_eid=d73340fcba

New Zealand’s wine is quirky, exciting and worth studying

New Zealand is a country that knows isolation as few others do. Australia is about 1,000 miles away, and that’s one of its close neighbors.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sc-food-new-zealand-wine-1020-story.html

Why Vineyards and Vines Look Different from One Another

Why do some vineyards sprawl like jungles while others form neat, tightly pruned rows? We look at how growers train their vines, and how it affects wine.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/10/17/why-vineyards-and-vines-look-different-from-one-another/

ALCOHOL IMPROVES YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King’s College London, shows that a low dose of alcohol “may have beneficial effects on the pronunciation of a foreign language.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/alcohol-actually-improves-your-language-skills-according-to-science/

Women Who Drink More Are Smarter, According To Science

The research found that college-educated women drank 86 per cent more than less educated women in the same group.

http://www.elle.com.au/culture/women-drink-more-smarter-intelligent-14719

It’s enough to give you nightmares

The problem is that alcohol-induced sleep isn’t anything like natural sleep, which we need to function normally.  It lacks the physically restorative effects of natural sleep.

https://firstvine.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/its-enough-to-give-you-nightmares/

No Glass of Champagne Is as Satisfying as the First, Study Says

So, when you drink a glass of Champagne, you’re also drinking the dissolved gas, which fills your stomach and forces your body to move the alcohol into your intestines, where it will absorb into your bloodstream faster.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/no-glass-champagne-satisfying-first-study-says

How New England Became A Leader In The Craft Beer Boom

The craft beer industry in New England is currently the fastest growing in the country, according to industry statistics. But is it growing too fast? And is it possible to have too much craft beer?

http://ripr.org/post/how-new-england-became-leader-craft-beer-boom#stream/0

How to Choose the Right Beer Glass

Is there really such a thing as the right beer glass? It’s a puzzle that might intimidate newer beer lovers, but ask any beer expert, and they’ll overwhelmingly answer “Yes.”

https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/choose-right-beer-glass-infographic

False Label Claims About High and Rising Alcohol Content of Wine

Are wine alcohol labels accurate? If not, why? We explore the high and rising alcohol content of wine and examine incentives for false labeling, including the roles of climate, evolving con- sumer preferences, and expert ratings

http://www.wine-economics.org/aawe/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Vol.10-Issue03-Splendide-Mendax-False-Label-Claims-About-High-and-Rising-Alcohol-Content-of-Wine-by-Julian-M.-Alston.pdf

What determines your wine taste?

The range of taste buds from one person to the next can vary from 500 or less to over 11,000. Many other variables have to be taken into account, but this demonstrates a very general physiological set of traits.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/what-determines-your-wine-taste

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