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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-16-17

October 16, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

10-16-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Tricks and Treats for Hosting a Spooky Hallo-Wine Party

Score inflation is everywhere and it’s killing wine criticism

BREWERY CREATES BEER FOR MENOPAUSAL WOMEN

  AND MORE!

 

TOP 10 GASSIEST BEERS REVEALED

This is despite many customers apparently thinking that non-alcoholic beers are gassier than their ‘full-fat’ counterparts.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/top-10-gassiest-beers-revealed/

 

US ASSOCIATION OF CIDER MAKERS RELEASES FIRST STYLE GUIDELINES

The US Association of Cider Makers (USACM) has released its first set of cider style guidelines “designed to build a foundation for the lexicon” used to describe cider.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/us-association-of-cider-makers-releases-first-style-guidelines/

 

Trump’s latest trade spat with Canada is over wine

The U.S. accuses Canada of unfair restrictions on the sale of foreign wine in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province and a big wine-producing region.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/03/news/economy/us-canada-wine-trade/index.html

 

Have a pint from this home beer tap that uses sound waves to foam up your drink

This home-beer tap uses sound waves to convert your beer’s carbonation into foam bubbles which, according to beer science, unleash the fullest and freshest flavor of the beer.

http://mashable.com/2017/10/02/fizzics-waytap-home-beer-tap/#aLqQIixvFSqW

A beginner’s guide to tasting beer

Here is a five-level cheat sheet to get you started on your beer tasting trajectory.

http://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/beer-cider/a-beginners-guide-to-tasting-beer-20170928-gyqjmm

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Oktoberfest Beers in the U.S

Oktoberfest is Germany’s reminder that the less than half a century of American “craft” beer brewing is cute at best.

https://www.thestreet.com/slideshow/14316082/1/oktoberfest-beers-in-us.html

Which corks can I recycle?

But, with so many different types of bottle stoppers, it can be difficult to tell which are actually made from natural cork that are ReCORK recyclable and which are not. But not to worry, we’ve got that covered right here.

We Want Your Corks! Franklin Liquors Collects Corks!

http://blog.recork.org/post/165519352217/which-corks-can-i-recycle

How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine

The fault was not in my stars, nor in myself, but in my fungiform papillae.

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-science-saved-me-from-pretending-to-love-wine?mbid=synd_digg

Interesting Wine Stats

BREWERY CREATES BEER FOR MENOPAUSAL WOMEN

Libeeration is described as a gruit-style ale (flavoured predominately with herbs rather than hops) that is straw-coloured with “fruity, spicy and earthy flavours”. The beer contains ingredients that herbalists believe can help to alleviate some of the symptoms caused by hormonal changes experienced during the menopause.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/brewery-creates-beer-for-menopausal-women/

The Wine Kim Crawford Makes After He Quit Making Kim Crawford

The Crawfords are now almost a decade into their second act, running Loveblock Wines, their organics-driven estate amid the windswept hills of Marlborough in the northeastern tip of the South Island.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2017/10/03/the-wine-kim-crawford-makes-after-he-quit-making-kim-crawford/#7d1371994265

How to Order From a Restaurant Wine List Like a Pro

Remember these tips to do everything from get the best value bottle to pick the best pairing for your meal.

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 5 – A wine list from the restaurant Campagnolo November 5, 2015. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

http://www.foodandwine.com/how/how-order-restaurant-wine-list-pro

Columbia Valley: Washington’s Biggest Wine Region

This guide to the Columbia Valley AVA will quickly get you up to speed on what wines are worth seeking out and what you should know about Washington wine.

http://winefolly.com/review/columbia-valley-washingtons-biggest-wine-region/

 

Your Guide to Southern Italy’s Essential White Wine

Fiano, the great white grape of Campania

https://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-fiano-southern-italy-essential-white-wine/

The Wine God Is in the Details

Caring about the fine points—not the score points—makes us look crazy. But we’re not

Everything about really knowing wine—and buying the best examples—requires a persistent, even passionate, attention to details: vintage, producer, winemakers’ styles, varietal differences, even the location of a producer’s plot in a multi-owner vineyard.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Matt-Kramer-Wine-Lies-and-Truths

A Beer Distributor Will Have to Pay Its $2.6 Million Pay-To-Play Fine

It’s a record-high punishment.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/10/04/beer-distributor-pay-to-play/

HANGOVER FREE COCKTAILS COULD BE ON THEIR WAY

London-based drugs scientist David Nutt is developing a formula for synthetic alcohol that will deliver all the liberating effects of alcohol without the hangover.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/hangover-free-cocktails-could-be-on-their-way/

 

Score inflation is everywhere and it’s killing wine criticism

Whatever you think about the merits of scoring, it is fundamental to the practice of rating wines. But it is being undermined by a gradual creep upwards in the scores being given by wine critics.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/score-inflation-is-everywhere-and-its-killing-wine-criticism

Wider wine selection could be headed to a grocery store near you

A new law now in effect expands the options of wine sales for grocery stores in Arkansas.

“You’re moving more product of ours into grocery stores, but you’re not creating more drinkers, you’re just spreading out the inventory,” said John Akins, owner of Legacy Wine and Spirits

Exactly what is happening now in MA more places to buy less drinkers

http://www.thv11.com/news/local/wider-wine-selection-could-be-headed-to-a-grocery-store-near-you/480871769

Raise a glass of ‘Ring of Honor 18’ wine to Peyton Manning ahead of his statue unveiling

The limited edition red wine is on sale now at stores around Indiana for around $20 a bottle.

http://www.theindychannel.com/sports/colts/raise-a-glass-of-ring-of-honor-18-wine-to-peyton-manning-ahead-of-his-statue-unveiling

Analyzing Wine Mouthfeel Using Tribology
UC Davis researchers are working to develop a “tribology” method (a physical analytical technique) to assess mouthfeel perceptions of red wines.

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/190385/Analyzing-Wine-Mouthfeel-Using-Tribology

Cannabis Investors Take Over Wine Country’s Top Talent, Infrastructure, And Customer Base

Until now, the wine industry has focused heavily on how cannabis will compete over field labor at the production end and over wallet share at the consumer end. The Big Moon Sky launch demonstrates that the cannabis industry is also going to poach top talent from wineries who share many of the same obstacles as cannabis producers.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cannabis-investors-take-over-wine-countrys-top-talent-infrastructure-and-customer-base-300529447.html

EU: WINE HARVEST SET FOR 36-YEAR LOW

Extreme weather, including heavy hailstorms, hard frosts and drought, has pushed the EU wine grape harvest to an historic low in 2017, the EU department for Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/10/eu-wine-harvest-set-for-36-year-low/

Italy’s sparkling wine exports soar!

WHY DRINKING VODKA MAY BE HEALTHIER THAN A GLASS OF WINE

Clear liquor contains fewer congeners, compounds besides alcohol produced during fermentation and may contribute to the severity of hangovers. Many drinkers look to vodka as a lower calorie option that could be healthier than drinking “antioxidant-rich” red wine.

http://www.newsweek.com/national-vodka-day-clear-liquor-may-be-healthier-wine-677112

Wine Vintages. Who Cares?

For the casual wine drinker, domestic wine vintages have ceased to carry much meaning and can be, in fact, distractions from all sorts of quality issues.

http://www.myneworleans.com/Blogs/Happy-Hour/October-2017/Wine-Vintages-Who-Cares/

DOES SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION MATTER?

Those who hold certifications sometimes have no on-the-job sommelier experience, while some of the world’s best sommeliers have never pursued formal education.

https://vinepair.com/articles/sommelier-certification-matter/

10 Things Not To Do at a Wine Tasting Room

Are you planning to visit a Wine Tasting Room anytime soon?

http://siponthisjuice.com/10-things-not-to-do-at-a-wine-tasting-room/

Could Cannabis-Infused Beer Be the Next IPA?

To be blunt, more brewers are experimenting with marijuana and hemp .

http://fortune.com/2017/10/05/cannabis-beer-gabf/

Why ‘beer bellies’ are a myth — and new research on why beer may be good for you

There’s actually no hard evidence to suggest a person’s gut comes from consuming a lot of beer,

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-beer-bellies-are-a-myth-and-new-research-on-why-beer-may-be-good-for-you-2017-10-06

New Ballast Point Beer

Constellation Brands’ Ballast Point Brewing will launch its newest beer, Fathom IPA, on October 9. The 6%-abv ale is brewed to be an approachable, easy-drinking IPA to complement the brewery’s flagship Sculpin IPA. Ballast Point Fathom IPA will feature the brand’s new label design, meant to distinguish Ballast Point’s sessionable beers from its higher-alcohol offerings. Fathom will be available nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. Twelve-ounce bottles will be available exclusively in California. Sculpin IPA, an Impact “Hot Brand,” grew 15% to 1.5 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year.

How Apple’s new technology will overturn wine marketing

Treasury Wine Estates has already introduced the talking wine bottle, in the shape of AR-powered labels that allow the faces of convicts featured on its 19 Crimes wine

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-apples-new-technology-will-overturn-wine-marketing

 

Pesticide use in vineyards could be halved, research suggests

A Spanish research team has successfully slashed pesticides in vineyards by 50 per cent using cutting-edge technology to spot mildew before it becomes a problem.

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/44887/44887/

 

Vegetarian Somms Share Tips for Pairing Wines with Meat

Pairing wine with animal protein can be tricky when you don’t eat meat—vegetarian somms weigh in on how they do it

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/vegetarian-somms-share-tips-for-pairing-wines-with-meat/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=57068824&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–IUVvbZC7-6wBeLN6H6Xv2MHHBiwQFjYxju14EyPNpo0NU1hzD-TweQWsbIRUp68QFqDNsLHAtoIJhBCpjthZWl2wX6zOvzXfwAj2nOWLJLDXE95M&_hsmi=57068666

Wine hacks are for suckers. Here’s how to be a real pro

So about these wine hacks: Do they work? Well, some of them do. Some of them, however, seem needlessly complex

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article177240641.html#storylink=cpy

How To Order And Sample Wine When You Have Zero Idea What You’re Doing

We’ve all been there: you’re in a restaurant, starring cluelessly at the wine list while the waiter stands expectantly waiting to hear your selection.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/how-to-order-and-sample-wine-when-you-have-zero-idea-what-youre-doing_uk_59ce2808e4b05f005d3396c7

 

What are lees in wine?

Confused when a tasting note or description refers to ‘lees’? And what sort of flavours do they produce?


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/what-are-lees-in-wine-ask-decanter-377513/#4XjBh4mcCOh1jV0x.99

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN WINE?

Oenophiles will use any excuse to sip more vino but, in reality, alcohol has calories that are not often factored into the daily diet — and they can make a big difference.

https://vinepair.com/articles/how-many-calories-wine/

 

10 things to know about cooking with wine

Like any other ingredient you need to understand how wine works in a dish and the best techniques for using it.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/10-things-to-know-about-cooking-with-wine-377369/#rlv9ZCDXkI7b3uhf.99

How to Make Mulled Wine

Here’s a look at a few different mulled wines from all over the world, and what’s special about each of them.

http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-make-mulled-wine/

Tricks and Treats for Hosting a Spooky Hallo-Wine Party

Tricks and treats that are easy to scare up at the last-minute and on a budget, with a quick trip to the grocery store, dollar or thrift store. I’ve also included a couple of recipes that you can make ahead.

https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2017/10/06/tricks-and-treats-for-hosting-a-happy-hallo-wine-party/

How Cooking With Wine Transforms Food

Discover why classic dishes benefit from the addition of wine, whether cooking with white, red or rosé, and learn to improvise with wine in the kitchen.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/10/06/how-cooking-with-wine-transforms-food/

Confession: I’m not a “wine mom” (and the jokes really aren’t so funny)

The idea of a wine mom simultaneously dismisses the real struggles facing moms while essentially trying to forge a sense of unity built on mutual alcohol consumption. “Oh, you also have a child and love wine? I’m not alone!”

https://blogs.babycenter.com/parenting/wine-mom-is-not-funny/

 

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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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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 10-09-17

October 9, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

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10-09-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

How to Pick a Cheap Wine That Tastes Expensive

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Beer 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Brews

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Tied House Enforcement: TTB Cracks Down on “Pay to Play” Schemes

Under federal tied-house law, it is unlawful for an alcohol beverage supplier to “induce,” directly or indirectly, any alcohol beverage retailer (e.g. bottle store, bar or restaurant) to purchase any products from that supplier to the “exclusion,” in whole or in part, of other suppliers’ products.  Inducement under federal law can arise from a supplier furnishing or giving retailers anything of value anything of value, subject to various exceptions.  “Pay-to-play” schemes generally involve payments by an alcohol beverage supplier to an on- or off-premise retailer for tap or shelf space.

https://www.dpf-law.com/blogs/lex-vini/tied-house-enforcement-ttb-cracks-pay-play-schemes/

 

WINE UNDER CORK PERCEIVED AS 15% BETTER THAN SCREWCAP

Overall, participants rated the same wine as 15% better quality when served under a cork in comparison to screwcap. The wine under a cork was also rated as 20% more appropriate for a celebration and 16% more inciting of a celebratory mood.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/wine-under-cork-perceived-as-15-better-than-screwcap/

 

US CRAFT BEER CONTRIBUTES $68BN TO THE ECONOMY

The report also found that the US craft beer industry provides over 456,000 full-time jobs, with 128,000 offered by the breweries and brewpubs themselves.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/us-craft-beer-contributes-68bn-to-the-economy/

 

How a scientific discovery led Heineken to brew a new beer

The brew is already available in some European markets. It will make its American debut in October, where it will be available in New York City. Heineken plans to expand it to additional
markets next year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/heineken-unveils-h41-a-beer-that-puts-yeast-into-focus.html

 

AMERICAN WINE ECONOMY WORTH $220 BILLION

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, has measured the national economic impact of the wine industry across 50 states and found that it will generate US$219.9 billion in 2017.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/american-wine-economy-worth-220-billion/

 

TOP 10 US STATES FOR CRAFT BEER

The data was compiled by the Brewers Association via via its annual ‘Beer Industry Production Survey’ (BIPS) and the bi-annual ‘Brewery Operations Benchmarking Survey’ (BOBS) as well as additional government and market data and relates to ‘small and independent American craft brewers.’

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/top-10-us-states-for-craft-beer/

 

The Mexican drink michelada is beer with benefits

What exactly is a proper michelada?

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-micheladas-20170927-story.html

 

Francis Ford Coppola moves into spirits with new range

Director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola has made his first foray into spirits with the launch of a vodka, gin and brandy inspired by “unique and remarkable” women throughout history.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/09/coppola-family-moves-into-spirits-with-new-range/

 

9 Must-Try Wines For Fall

Wine and food pairings for Fall

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/9-must-try-wines-for-fall/

 

The Rise and Fall of Wine Coolers

They were huge in the 80s and then they disappeared. What happened?

http://winefolly.com/update/the-rise-and-fall-of-wine-coolers/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=85d85c50e1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-85d85c50e1-62472929&mc_cid=85d85c50e1&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

How Wine On Tap Could Change How We Drink

Draught wine is gaining popularity thanks to millennials

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-on-tap-change-drink-draught-bottles-glasses-decant-choice-a7968116.html

 

THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY

With close to 98,000 acres of vineyard planted to Chardonnay in California and the wine remaining far and away the most popular in the U.S., understanding where it’s come from and where it’s headed is, in some ways, to understand the fate of California wine itself.

https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-state-of-california-chardonnay

 

The “Willy Wonka of Wineries” in Santa Barbara Lets You Blend Your Own Custom Wine

Are we getting notes of Snozberries in this glass?

http://www.lamag.com/digestblog/blend-your-own-custom-bottle-wine/

 

Find Your Way To The New Australia

For those of us whose earliest experience of Australian wines were colored by the then-ubiquitous “critter” labels that were also usually the very cheapest wines on offer, there is quite a lot of catching up to do.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe/2017/09/29/weekend-wine-find-your-way-to-the-new-australia/#438bd4079494

 

Wine and Weight: How Does Wine Affect Your Waistline?

As America grapples with an obesity epidemic, wine lovers wonder if their favorite drink can be part of their diet

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/How-Does-Wine-Affect-Your-Waistline

 

This Year’s Most Award-Winning Wine Comes from Australia

Unlike other rankings, the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists annual World Ranking of Wines & Spirits considers itself the “definitive ranking” because it’s compiled from a selection of 80 international wine contests, looking at more than 700,930 wines in all.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/2017s-most-award-winning-wine-comes-australia

 

These Super Mario stoppers make cheap wine taste better

The Fred & Friends wine stopper does more than just create a geeky cap. It also aerates your wine. So as you pour, the wine stopper helps your wine breathe making it taste better.

https://www.dailydot.com/bazaar/super-margo-wine-aerator/

 

Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer

This Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer is going to be a favorite for all your Fall parties! Halloween cocktails are what we like to call treats for the adults!

http://www.mantitlement.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-wine-spritzer/

 

Wine Preserving Technology Launched by Purdue Grad

$1 billion to $2 billion worth of wine is estimated to be thrown away each year in the U.S.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/36485647/wine-preserving-technology-launched-by-purdue-grad

 

Are We Driving Toward .05?

If more states follow the lead of Utah and much of Europe by lowering the legal blood-alcohol limit, you may already be drunk

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/are-we-driving-toward-05/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=56784481&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_WZ7I7pearcefPODm-vrsD75YgtJyq0MMqxPlXPxVGO7uJtPJJYAa52LafTBIjAx0N9TLSaQ1vgZ0yDKS6vtrz6RbI2BXyDiWsYqCfDTkEZIEZO8I&_hsmi=56825467

 

The Evolution of American Oak

Sommeliers often turn their noses up at American oak, but this wood plays a vital role in some of the world’s most iconic wines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-evolution-of-american-oak/?utm_campaign=SevenFifty%20Daily%20Weekly%20Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=56784481&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_yZU0QgFtoeHonRfLCH-QhwywY2Uh1–ryhhCizImhdku_zDFC3UOj6b5dhZhPIFoxpiO4RgQVSPRUK7iRlhwvBeyhmXSXW49d7jo_AoZ1MI3SbVY&_hsmi=56825467

 

The Importance of the Bulk Wine Market in the World

In every major wine-drinking country of the world, the bulk wine market is now an important part of the overall industry.

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/09/25/the-importance-of-the-bulk-wine-market-in-the-world/

 

 The latest tasting trends, and more

Sunset magazine identified 2017’s wine trends after its International Wine Competition

http://www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/7435384-181/the-spill-the-latest-tasting?artslide=1

 

Why You Want to Pay More for Wine

Millennials, who now consume 42 percent of all wine in the United States, continue to give winery owners reason for optimism

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/09/why-you-want-to-pay-more-for-wine

 

Exploring the Connections Between Cannabis and Wine

With marijuana legalization flying high—particularly around West Coast wine country—we talk the parallels of wine and weed with the experts at Leafly.com.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/09/27/s2e9/

 

WINE STUDIES: WHAT IS CORK TAINT?

And does the average wine consumer notice or care?

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2017/09/28/wine-studies-what-is-cork-taint/

 

How do retro wines like Blue Nun, Lancers, Riunite taste now?

Plus, 4 awesome vintage TV wine commercials

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/26/8-retro-wines-blue-nun-lancers-riunite-where-are-they-now/

 

The great wine debate: Corks really are better than screw-tops, Oxford study finds

The scientists’ findings suggest that rather than affecting the flavour or the smell of the wine, it is the sound of the cork that makes the drink taste better.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/great-wine-debate-corks-really-better-screw-tops-oxford-study/

 

Turns Out Hugh Hefner Is Responsible for Launching Food & Wine Magazine

The first issue ran in March of that year — as a supplement inside Playboy, which had the words “Special Insert: Preview Issue of ‘Food & Wine’ a New Magazine” on the cover, right next to “Sex Gadgets: The Good, the Bad, and the Boring.”

http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/09/hugh-hefner-food-and-wine.html

 

How Many Different Wines Can You Name In Five Minutes?

Pick a grape, any grape.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/how-many-different-wines-can-you-name-in-five-minutes?utm_term=.xtN6KJ3aRZ#.nb2Xbpm4gV

 

Wine Line! A new way to enjoy drinking wine!

Well done for looking at Wine Line! This is an innovative new way to help you limit how much wine you drink – also the perfect gift!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1522831100/wine-line-a-new-way-to-enjoy-drinking-wine

 

HOW TO TASTE WINE

Everyone wants to know how to taste wine. Here are the steps to taste wine like a pro:

https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/how-to-taste-wine/

 

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Buying A Bottle Of Wine At A Restaurant

Mastering the art of buying wine at restaurants can expand your wine experience, allowing you to try brand new vintages that you might never have considered before.

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2017/09/28/dos-donts-buying-bottle-wine-restaurant/

 

N.H. Liquor Commission Touts Record $698M In Sales Over Past Fiscal Year

Another $3 million dollars was transferred to the state’s Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund.

Wonder How Much MA Puts In Prevention

http://nhpr.org/post/nh-liquor-commission-touts-record-698m-sales-over-past-fiscal-year#stream/0

 

2017 Harvest Fair winning wines announced

Search for award-winning wines from the 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Wine Contest. You can search multiple classes, medals or appellations by holding down the Control key (Command on the Mac) as you make your selection.

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/sponsored2?prx_t=DRUDA8cYUA9McMA

 

The Other Sauvignon Blanc

In Arroyo Seco – a tiny California appellation most of us have never heard of – winemakers have been perfecting a different type of Sauvignon Blanc: musqué.

http://palatepress.com/2017/09/wine/sauvignon-blanc-musque-arroyo-seco/

 

Beer 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Brews

This guide includes beer ingredients, key terms, information on select beer styles, beer facts and varieties

http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2017/10/01/basic-beer-guide/

 

How to Pick a Cheap Wine That Tastes Expensive

Advice on finding quality wines under $15

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/how-to-pick-a-cheap-wine-that-tastes-expensive-cm853605

 

Don’t believe the hype. You don’t need glasses in multiple shapes and sizes to enjoy wine.

Whether you are a wine novice or a regular imbiber, you can get by with a modest collection of stemware. Three sizes — for red, white and sparkling — are enough

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/dont-believe-the-hype-you-dont-need-glasses-in-multiple-shapes-and-sizes-to-enjoy-wine/2017/09/29/d061fc92-a46f-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.ba772f589ad7

 

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Franklin Wine Club 

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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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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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Franklin Wine Club Match Book Wine Company Event

June 2, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Match Book Wine Company Event

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday June 1st 2017

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

2016 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #1

2015 Match Book Chardonnay

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2015 Mossback Chardonnay


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Mossback Pinot Noir

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #4

2015 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #5

2014 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #6

2014 The Arsonist Red Blend

750ml $19.99

 

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Franklin Liquors Beer Keg Information

June 30, 2016

Beer Keg Information

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We Rent Co2 Systems,Taps,Tubs And Gas

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Cold Plate

CO2

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Taps

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Tubs

Deposit Costs

State Registration Fee $10

Keg Fee $30

Tap $35

Co2 $350

All Deposits Refunded When You Return Items

 

Keg List

Subject To Season And Avaliibility 

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NON ALCOHOL

Captain Eli Root Beer 1/2

 

ALCOHOL

 

COORS LIGHT 1/4 1/2

MILLER LITE 1/4 1/2

ANGRY ORCHARD

Crisp Apple Crisp Apple Year-Round
Easy Apple Unfiltered, apple-forward Year-Round

BLUE MOON BELGIAN WHITE 1/2 1/6

BLUE MOON SEASONAL 1/2
BLUE MOON WHITE IPA 1/6

Belgian White White Ale Year-Round
Honey Wheat Wheat Ale with Honey Seasonal

LEINENKUGEL’S SUMMER SHANDY 1/6 1/2

LEINENKUGEL’S GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY 1/6
LEINENKUGEL’S IPL 1/6

Summer Shandy Weiss Beer with Lemonade Seasonal
Grapefruit Shandy Grapefruit Shandy Year-Round

REDD’S APPLE ALE 1/2

KILLIAN’S 1/2

PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO 1/2 1/4

FOSTER’S LAGER 1/2

KEYSTONE LIGHT 1/2

YUENGLING Lager 1/2 1/4
LIGHT LAGER 1/2 1/4
BLACK & TAN 1/2 1/4
Seasonal 1/2 1/4

Lager American Lager Year-Round
Light Lager American Light Lager Year-Round
Black & Tan Black & Tan Year-Round

NARRAGANSETT 1/2 1/6

DEL’S SHANDY 1/2

Lager American Lager Year-Round
Del’s Shandy Varying Seasonal
It’s About Time IPA IPA Year-Round
Lovecraft Series Varying Limited Quantities

PABST BLUE RIBBON 1/2

BANTAM

The Americain Rich & aromatic apple Year-Round
Rojo Mildly sour with subtle cherry Year-Round
Wunderkind Bright & crisp Year-Round

BAXTER (MAINE)

STOWAWAY 1/2
TARNATION 1/6
PAMOLA 1/2
SUMMER SWELTER 1/2 1/6

Stowaway American IPA Year-Round
Tarnation Maine Lager Year-Round
Coastal Haze Imperial Hefeweizen Seasonal
Bootleg Series Varying Limited Quantities

BOSTON BEER (MA)

SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER 1/2 1/6
SAM ADAMS REBEL IPA 1/2 1/6
REBEL IPA GRAPEFRUIT 1/2 1/6
SAM ADAMS NITRO WHITE ALE 1/6
SAM ADAMS SEASONAL 1/2 1/6
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Boston Lager American Lager Year-Round
Summer Ale Wheat Ale Seasonal
Rebel IPA American IPA Year-Round
Rebel Juiced IPA Tropical IPA Year-Round
Rebel Grapefruit IPA Citrus IPA Year-Round
Rebel Rouser Double IPA Year-Round
26.2 Gose Limited Quantities
Specialty Releases Varying Limited Quantities

BLACKHOG (CO)

Granola Brown Brown Ale w/ Granola Year-Round
Ginga Ninja Rye IPA w/ Ginger Year-Round
Hop Collective Series Single-hopped Pale Rotational
Coffee Milk Stout Stout Year-Round
S.W.A.G. Summer Wheat Ale with Grapefruit Seasonal

BOULEVARD (MISSOURI)
TANK 7 1/2 1/6
THE CALLING IPA 1/6
GINGER LEMON RADLER 1/2
TROPICAL PALE ALE 1/2 1/6

Tank 7 Farmhouse Saison Year-Round
Tropical Pale Ale Grapefruit Pale Ale Year-Round
Limited Varying Varying

BREWMASTER JACK (MA)

AMBREWSIA IPA 1/6
TOTAL ECLIPSE PORTER 1/6
STRAY DOG LAGER 1/6
JAN PILS 1/2

Ambrewsia American IPA Year-Round
Total Eclipse Porter Year-Round
Limited IPAs Varying

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE (NEW YORK)

PALATE SHIFTER IMPERIAL IPA 1/6
HOP COMMANDER IPA 1/2 1/6
LIQUID GOLD 1/2 1/6
EFFORTLESS 1/2

Grapefruit Effortless IPA Grapefruit Session IPA Year-Round
Palate Shifter Imperial IPA Year-Round
Hop Commander IPA Year-Round
Meltwater IPL inda Pale Lager Year-Round
Limited Sours / Barrel-Aged Limited

CASTLE ISLAND (MA)

KEEPER IPA 1/2 1/6 (BEST SELLER )
CANDLEPIN SESSION ALE 1/2 1/6

Candlepin Session Pale Year-Round
Keeper IPA Year-Round
Ltd. Release Rotating Varying

CIDERGUIEST

Semi Dry Dry Cider Year-Round
Bubbles Rose Cider Year-Round

CORONADO (CALIFORNIA)

ISLANDER 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/6
ORANGE WIT 1/2 1/6
STINGRAY IMPERIAL IPA 1/2 1/6
IDIOT IPA 1/2

Idiot IPA Double IPA Year-Round
Guava Islander Tropical IPA Year-Round

FAR FROM THE TREE

Nova Hopped Cider Year-Round

FOOLPROOF (RHODE ISLAND)

RAIN CLOUD 1/6
LE FERM 1/6
REVELRY 1/6
KING OF THE YARD 1/6
QUEEN OF THE YAHD RASPBERRY IPA 1/2

Raincloud Porter Porter Year-Round
Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter Peanut Butter Porter Limited
La Ferm Farmhouse Ale Year-Round
Backyahd IPA IPA Year-Round

GREATER FOOL

Greylock Imp. NE IPA (12%) Year-Round
V Imperial 5 Hopped Imperial IPA (8%) Year-Round
Citra Imperial Farmhosue Year-Round

HARPOON (MASSACHUSETTS)

HARPOON INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) 1/2 1/6
HARPOON TAKE 5 1/2 1/6
HARPOON HOPPY ADVENTURE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON CAMP WANNA MANGO 1/2 1/6
HARPOON 100 SERIES 1/2
HARPOON UFO WHITE ALE 1/2 1/6
HARPOON UFO RASPBERRY 1/2
HARPOON UFO HEFEWEIZEN 1/6
LEVIATHAN SERIES IPA 1/6

Name Style Date
IPA New England IPA Year-Round
Camp Wannamango Mango Pale Ale Seasonal
100 Barrel Series Varying Limited Quantities
Hoppy Adventure Double IPA Year-Round
UFO White White Ale Year-Round
UFO Huckleberry Hefeweizen Seasonal

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Pursuit West Coast IPA Year-Round
Bright Pale Ale Year-Round
Liquid Hoptimism Double IPA Limited Quantities
Community Sourced Ales Project Varying Limited Quantities

IPSWICH (MASSACHUSETS)
ROUTE 101 1/2
1A 1/6

1A Double IPA Double IPA Year-Round
Route 101 IPA Year-Round

KNEE DEEP (CALIFORNIA)

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LOGSDON FARMHOUSE ALES
(OREGON)
SEIZOEN BRETTA 1/6

LONG TRAIL (VERMONT)

LONG TRAIL ALE 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL GREEN BLAZE IPA 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL DOUBLE BAG 1/2 1/6
LONG TRAIL LIMBO 1/2 1/6

 Longtrail
Name Style Date
Green Blaze IPA IPA Year-Round
Double Bag Altbier Year-Round
Limbo IPA American IPA Year-Round
Citrus Limbo Tropical IPA Year-Round
Unearthed Stout Stout Year-Round
Cranberry Gose Gose Year-Round

MAGIC HAT (VERMONT)

MAGIC HAT #9 1/2 1/6

NEWBELGIUM

Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale Year-Round
Citradelic Tangerine IPA Year-Round
Voodoo Ranger IPA American IPA Year-Round
Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop American Pale Ale Year-Round
Juicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime Ale Seasonal
Sour Offerings Varying Limited Quantities

NEWBURYPORT (MA)

GREEN HEAD IPA 1/2 1/6
DAS KOLSCH 1/2 1/6
BELGIUM WHITE 1/2 1/6
MELT AWAY 1/2 1/6

Greenhead IPA American IPA Year-Round
Plum Island Wit White Ale Year-Round
Meltaway IPA Session IPA Year-Round

NOTCH SESSION (MA)

PILS 1/2 1/6
INFINITE JEST 1/2 1/6
LEFT OF THE DIAL 1/2 1/6

Session Pils Czech Pale Lager Year-Round
Left of the Dial Session IPA Year-Round
Infinite Jest Hoppy Wheat Year-Round
Black Lager Black Lager Limited

OTTER CREEK (VERMONT)

BACK SEAT IPA 1/6
OVER EASY IPA 1/6
CITRA MANTRA 1/2
COUCH SURFER NITRO STROUT 1/2
STEAMPIPE 1/2 1/6

PARADOX (COLORADO)
ASK FOR
AVAILABILITY

PEAK ORGANIC (MAINE)
NUT BROWN ALE 1/2 1/6
IPA 1/2
FRESH CUT 1/2
SUPER FRESH 1/6
NITRO WHITE 1/2
SEASONAL 1/2

Name Style Date
High Note Belgian White Ale Year-Round
Summer Session Pale Wheat Ale Seasonal
IPA American IPA Year-Round
Nut Brown English Brown Ale Year-Round
The Juice American IPA Limited Quantities
Super Fresh American Double IPA Limited Quantities
Espresso Amber Amber Ale brewed with espresso Limited Quantities

RAPSCALLION (MA)

HONEY ALE 1/2 1/6
BLONDE 1/6

Honey Pale Ale Year-Round
Seasonal Varying Limited Quantities
Rye IPA Rye IPA Year-Round
Black IPA Black IPA Year-Round

RHINEGEIST

Truth IPA American IPA Year-Round
Power Pale Series Rotating Pale Ale Rotational
Limited Releases Varying Rotational

REVOLUTION (ILLINOIS)

ANTI-HERO IPA 1/2 1/6
BOTTOM UP WIT 1/2 1/6
CITRA HERO 1/2 1/6
EUGENE PORTER 1/2 1/6
ROSA 1/2 1/6

AntiHero IPA IPA Year-Round
Hero Series Rotating IPA Monthly
EuGene Porter Porter Year-Round
Limitd Releases Varying Limited Quantities

RISING TIDE (MAINE)

ZEPHYR 1/2
ISHMAEL 1/2 1/6

Spinnaker Hefeweizen Year-Round
Zephyr IPA Year-Round

SEA DOG (MAINE)

SEA DOG BLUEBERRY 1/2

Sea Dog Sunfish Pale Wheat Ale Seasonal
Sea Dog Blue Blueberry Ale Year-Round

SHIPYARD (MAINE)

SHIPYARD EXPORT ALE 1/2
SHIPYARD MONKEY FIST 1/2
SHIPYARD ISLAND TIME 1/2
SHIPYARD SUMMER 1/2
SHIPYARD MELONHEAD 1/2

Export Export Ale Year-Round
Island Time Session IPA Year-Round
Monkeyfist IPA Year-Round

SOMERVILLE (MASSACHUSETTS)

PORTER SQ. PORTER 1/2

SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
(MASSACHUSETTS)
ALE 1/6
IPA 1/2 1/6
PILS 1/2 1/6

Trappist Ale Belgian Pale Ale Year-Round
IPA American IPA Year-Round
Feierabendbier Pilsner Year-Round
Imperial Stout Imperial Stout Limited

SPOETZL BREWERY (TEXAS)

SHINER BOCK 1/2 1/4
SHINER WHITE WING 1/2
SHINER RAM IPA 1/4
SHINER PRICKLY PEAR 1/4

Bock Bock (Lager) Year-Round
Wicked Ram IPA Year-Round
Ruby Redbird Grapfruit Ale Seasonal
Strawberry Blonde Blonde Ale Seasonal

THE SHED (VERMONT)

MOUNTAIN ALE 1/2

Name Style Date
Free Flow IPA Year-Round
Fresh Slice White IPA Seasonal
Shed Mountain Ale Strong Ale Year-Round

TRAVELER BEER COMPANY (MA)

CURIOUS TRAVELER 1/2
GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY 1/2 1/6

Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy Seasonal
Grapefruit Traveler Grapefruit Shandy Year-Round

TWO ROADS (CONNECTICUT)

ROAD TO RUIN DBL IPA 1/2 1/6
WORKERS COMP SAISON 1/6
HONEY SPOT WHITE IPA 1/2 1/6
OL FACTORY PILS 1/6
NO LIMITS HEFE 1/6
ROAD JAM 1/6
20 TON BARLEY WINE 1/6
GEYSER GOSE 1/6
ESPRESS WAY COFFEE STOUT 1/2 1/6

Workers Comp Saison Year-Round
Road 2 Ruin Double IPA Year-Round
No Limits Hefeweizen Year-Round
Honeyspot Road White IPA Year-Round
Lil’ Heaven Session IPA Year-Round
Ol’ Factory Pilsner Year-Round
Esspressway Stout Coffee Stout Year-Round

WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY

(MA)
WACHUSETT COUNTRY ALE 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) 1/2
WACHUSETT BLACK SHACK PORTER 1/5 1/6
WACHUSETT LIGHT IPA 1/2
WACHUSETT BLUEBERRY 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT GREEN MONSTA IPA 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT STRAWBERRY WHTE 1/2
WACHUSETT NEW ENGLAND LASER 1/2 1/6
WACHUSETT SUMMER 1/2 1/6

Country Pale Ale Pale Ale Year-Round
Blueberry Ale Fruit Beer Year-Round
Wally NE IPA Year-Round
Green Monstah American IPA Year-Round
Bella Czech Pilsner Seasonal
Larry Imperial IPA Year-Round
Summer Ale Pale Wheat Ale Seasonal
Black Shack Porter Year-Round
NE Lager Lager Year-Round
Light IPA Session IPA Year-Round

WOODCHUCK

Amber Amber Cider Year-Round
Gumption Traditional Cider Year-Round
Seasonal Seasonal Seasonal

Canada

LABATT BLUE 1/2

ENGLAND
NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE 1/2

GERMANY
PAULANER HEFE-WEIZEN German Slide 50lit

IRELAND
GUINNESS STOUT 1/2 1/6
GUINNESS BLONDE 1/2
GUINNESS NITRO IPA 1/2 1/6
SMITHWICK’S ALE 1/2
HARP LAGER 1/2
MURPHY’S STOUT 30lit

MEXICO
DOS EQUIS AMBER 1/2
DOS EQUIS LAGER1/2

CORONA LIGHT 1/2

PACIFICO1/4

MODELO ESPECIAL 1/2 1/4

NEGRA MODELO 1/4

NETHERLANDS
HEINEKEN EURO Sankey 1/2
AMSTEL LIGHT Euro Sankey 1/2

SCOTLAND
BELHAVEN 1/2

SPAIN
ESTRELLA DAMM Euro Sankey 30lit

CIDER DRAUGHT
ANGRY ORCHARD
CRISP APPLE 1/2 1/6
STONE DRY 1/2 1/6

BANTAM (MASSACHUSETTS)
WUNDERKIND 1/2 1/6
ROJO 1/2
AMERICAIIN 1/2 1/6

CIDERGEIST (OHIO)
DRY 1/2 1/6
SEMI DRY 1/2 1/6

FAR FROM THE TREE (MA)
CORD 1/2 1/6
NOVA 1/2 1/6

MAGNERS (IRELAND) 1/2

MASS BAY (MASSACHUSETTS)
HARPOON CIDER 1/6

MCKENZIE’S (NEW YORK)
BLACK CHERRY 55068 1/6 Bbl 64.00

SCHILLING CIDER
GOLD 1/6

STRONGBOW
GOLD 1/2

WOODCHUCK (VERMONT)
WOODCHUCK AMBER CIDER 1/2 1/6
WOODCHUCK GUMPTION 1/2
WOODCHUCK HOPSATION 1/2
WOODCHUCK SEASONAL 1/6

ABITA (LA)
Purple Haze 1/2
Turbodog 1/2
Amber 1/2
Wrought Iron IPA 1/2

ALLTECH/LEXINGTON BREWING CO (KY)
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 1/2
Kentucky Bourbon Stout 1/2

ALLAGASH (ME)
Belgian White 1/2
Saison 1/2

ATWATER BLOCK (MI)
Vanilla Java Porter 1/2

BOULDER (CO)
Shake Nitro 1/2

BRECKENRIDGE (CO)
Vanilla Porter 1/2

BROOKLYN (NY)
Lager 1/2
Brown Ale 1/2
Defender 1/2
Pilsner 1/2
Sorachi Ace 1/2
Summer 1/2

CISCO (MA)
Whale’s Tale Pale Ale 1/2
Grey Lady 1/2
Sankaty Light 1/2
Indie IPA 1/2
Shark Tracker Light Lager 1/2
Summer of Lager 1/2

DOWNEAST (MA)
Original Blend 1/2
Cranberry 1/2
Summer Blend 1/2

FIRESTONE WALKER (CA)
Pivo Pils 1/2
Pale 31 1/2
Easy Jack IPA 1/2
Double Barrel Ale 1/2
Union Jack IPA 1/2

CAPE ANN BREWING CO (MA)
Fisherman’s Brew 1/2
Fisherman’s IPA 1/2
Fisherman’s Pils 1/2
Sunrise Saison 1/2

FOUNDERS (MI)
All Day IPA 1/2
Porter 1/2
Centennial IPA 1/2
Mosaic Promise 1/2
Nitro Pale 1/2
Nitro Oatmeal Stout 1/2
Nitro Rubaeus 1/2
Dirty Bastard 1/2
Red’s Rye 1/2

GREEN FLASH BREWING (CA)
West Coast IPA

HEAVY SEAS (MD)
Loose Cannon IPA 1/2

IPSWICH (MA)
Ale 1/2
Route 101 IPA 1/2
Blueberry Shandy 1/2
Summer 1/2
Oatmeal Stout 1/2

LAGUNITAS (CA)
IPA 1/2
Czech Pilsner 1/2

LEFT HAND (CO)
Extrovert IPA 1/2
Hard Wired Nitro 1/2
Sawtooth Nitro 1/2
Polestar Pils 1/2
Milk Stout Nitro 1/2
Milk Stout 1/2
Fade to Black 1/2

MYSTIC BREWERY (MA)
Saison Renaud 1/2
Table Beer 1/2

NEW HOLLAND (MI)
Mad Hatter 1/2

OMMEGANG (NY)
Fleur de Houblon 1/2
Witte 1/2
Hennepin Saison 1/2
Rare Vos 1/2

OSKAR BLUES (CO)
Beerito 1/2
IPA 1/2
Dales Pale Ale 1/2
Mama Yella Pilsner 1/2
Old Chub Nitro 1/2
Old Chub Scottish Ale 1/2
Pinner Throwback IPA 1/2

ROGUE (OR)
Hazelnut Brown 1/2
Dead Guy Ale 1/2

SIERRA NEVADA (CA)
Otra Vez 1/2
Pale Ale 1/2 1/6
Kellerweiss 1/6
Summerfest 1/2 1/6
Torpedo Extra IPA 1/2 1/6
Nooner Pils 1/2 1/6
Hop Hunter IPA 1/2 1/6

SIXPOINT (NY)
Bengali Tiger IPA 50L
The Crisp Pilsner 50L
Sweet Action Ale 50L

SMUTTYNOSE (NH)
Finestkind IPA 1/2
Durty 1/2
Rhye IPA 1/2
Old Brown Dog Ale 1/2
Bouncy House Session IPA 1/2
Shoals Pale Ale 1/2
Porter 1/2
Vunderbar! Pils 1/2

SOUTHERN TIER (NY)
IPA 1/2
Live 1/2
Pilsner 1/2
2XIPA 1/2

TROEGS (PA)
Solid Sender 1/2
Sunshine Pils 1/2
Perpetual IPA 1/2
Hop Back Amber 1/2
Dreamweaver 1/2

TUCKERMAN (NH)
Pale Ale 1/2

VICTORY (PA)
Vital IPA 1/2
Summer Love 1/2
Prima Pils 1/2
Hop Devil IPA 1/2
Headwaters Pale Ale 1/2

VON TRAPP (VT)
Helles 1/2
IPL 1/2
Vienna Lager 1/2
Dunkel 1/2
Pils 1/2

WOODSTOCK INN (NH)
Lemon Blueberry Pale 1/2
Pig’s Ear Brown Ale 1/2

Bud Light 1/2 1/4
BL Lime 1/2

Budweiser 1/2 1/4 1/6
Budweiser Select 1/2

Michelob Ultra 1/2 1/6
Michelob Light 1/2
Michelob Bock 1/2 1/6

Landshark 1/2 1/6

Busch 1/2
Busch Light 1/2

Rolling Rock 1/2

Shock Top 1/2 1/6
Shock Top Lemon 1/2 1/6

RH Longhammer 1/2 1/6
RH KCCO Gold 1/2
RH Blackhook 1/6

Kona Fire 1/2
Kona Longboard 1/2 1/6
Kona Big Wave 1/2 1/6
Kona Castaway 1/2 1/6

Kirin Ichiban 1/2

Goose Honkers 1/2 1/6
Goose 312 Wheat 1/2 1/6
Goose India 1/2 1/6
Goose Matilda 1/2 1/6
Goose Bourbon 1/6
Goose Summer 1/2 1/6
Goose Four Pilsner 1/2 1/6
Goose Green Line 1/2 1/6

Spatan 1/2
Spatan Okto 1/2 1/4

Franziskaner 1/2

Bass 1/2

Becks 1/2

Boddingtons 1/2

Hoegaarden 1/2

Stella Artois 1/2 1/6
Stella Artois Cidre 1/2 1/6

Corona Light 1/2

Negra 1/4
Modelo 1/4

Pacifico 1/4

YUENGLING
Lager 1/2 1/4
Light 1/2 1/4
Lord Chesterfield 1/4
Porter 1/4
Summer 1/2 1/4
IPL 1/4
Black & Tan 1/2

STONY CREEK
Cranky 1/2 1/6
Little Cranky 1/2 1/6
Docktime 1/2 1/6
Blackwater 1/2 1/6
Big Cranky 1/2 1/6
Sun Juice 1/2 1/6
Stony Joe 1/6
Belgian Nitro 1/6
Ripe & Cranky 1/6

SHINER
Bock 1/2 1/4
Prickly 1/4

BLUE POINT
Toasted Lager 1/2 1/6
Hoptical 1/2 1/6
Blueberry 1/2 1/6

SIERRA NEVADA
Pale 1/2 1/6
Summer 1/2 1/6
Otra 1/2 1/6
Torpedo 1/2 1/6
Hop Hunter 1/2 1/6
Nooner 1/6

MAGIC HAT
# 9 1/2 1/6
Electric Peel 1/2 1/6
Low Key 1/2 1/6
Stealin 1/2 1/6

SWITCHBACK
Ale 1/2 1/6

ITHACA
Flower Pwr 1/2 1/6
Happy Pilsner 1/6

WORMTOWN
7 Hills 1/2 1/6
Be Hoppy 1/2 1/6
Bottle Rocket 1/2 1/6

FREE WILL
Kolsch 1/2 1/6
Mango 1/2 1/6
Kragle 1/2 1/6

FORBIDDEN ROOT
Forbidden 1/2 1/6
WPA 1/2 1/6
Sublime Ginger 1/2 1/6

RIVERTOWN
Roebling 1/2 1/6
Divergent 1/6
Soulless 1/6
Nice Melons 1/6
Death 1/6

NEW CITY
Ginger 1/6

STORMALONG
Legendary 1/4
Dry 1/4
Grand Banks 1/4

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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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November 2nd

Exploring Australia

Guest Host: Sarah Mayo

Australia is not just fruity, cheap and cheerful wine – the country is better known among connoisseurs as a producer of elegant “cool climate” wines that drink alongside the world’s top drops! Come learn about and taste the difference a ‘cool-climate’ makes in wine style and quality while discovering three iconic Aussie wineries: Xanadu, Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran.

Guest Speaker Sarah Mayo who represents these iconic Australian wineries in North America will present a comparative tasting of 6 wines (2 white and 4 red)

About Sarah:

Sarah is the former Deputy Editor of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and has earned the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.  Sarah has worked in the wine industry for over 12 years and loves to share her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for wine with other wine lovers.

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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.

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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 Classes (FWS)

Wine Scholat Guild

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.

Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA

New Classes Soon!

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

 

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

 

NEW

Millis Recreation Classes

Decoding European Wine Labels

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

 

Norfolk Recreation Events

Decoding European Wine Labels

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Franklin Library Events

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 Lenzi 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. The first ten to register will receive a free copy of the book!

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Options And Pricing

All events are held in our wine room and are 2 hours long.

You and your guest will receive your choice of 4 or 6 glasses of wine and wine snacks.

Events are fun and educational hosted by Mark Lenzi.

GREAT FOR FUNDRAISERS!!!

Minimum 6 people

 Option #1 6-12 People 4 Wines $200

Option #2 6-12 People 6 Wines $300

Option #3 13-30 People 4 Wines $400

 Option #4 13-40 People 6 Wines $500

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Mark C Lenzi

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Wine Educator For Franklin Liquors

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS( Instructor)-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Italian Wine Specialist-IWS-North American Sommelier Association

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Bacardi 1.75L $24.99

Captain Morgan 1.75L $26.99

Blue Chair Bay Rums 750ml $19.99

 

Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch

V.O. 1.75L $23.99

Souther Comfort Pepper 1.75L $28.99

Jim Beam 1.75l $29.99

 

Cordials

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Licor 43 750ml $19.99

John Daly Sweet Tea 750ml $7.99

 

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1.5L Specials

Bella Sera $12.99

Cavit $12.99

Woodbridge $11.99 ( Case of 6 @$10.99 Each)

Zonin Winemakers Select Pinot Noir $10.99

Red Diamond $14.99

 

Blends

Bolla Torr Alta $17.99

Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99

Young Brute $12.99

Ironside $14.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Perceptum $24.99

Episode Red Blend $179.99

Summerland Trio $27.99

Tranzind $12.99

Clancys $12.99

Ironside Napa Red Blend $29.99

 

Bordeaux

Chateau La Louviere White $49.99

Clos L’Eglise $84.99

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Hanna $25.99

Sivas-Sonoma $17.99

Robert Mondavi Oakville $45.99

Clos Pegase $39.99

Gott 11 $49.99

Murphy Goode Alexander Valley $22.99

Silver Palm $19.99

Avalon Napa $17.99

Josh North Coast $16.99

Red Sox $17.99

 

Chardonnay

Dreyer Sonoma $13.99

Hess Napa $19.99

Patz & Hall Sonoma $29.99

Novellum $9.99

Simple Life $12.99

Custard $17.99

The Arsonist $19.99

 

Italian

Crociani Vino Nobile $26.99

Tenuta Santo Pietro Pio2 $13.99

Antinori Santa Cristina $11.99

Castellani Rosso $9.99

Castellani Chianti $10.99

Cerro Chianti $12.99

 

Pinot Grigio

Beachhouse $9.99

Santa Margherita $19.99

 

Lemberger

Kiona $11.99

 

Malbec

Proemio $9.99

 

Merlot

Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge $25.99

 

Petite Sirah

Lucky Star $9.99

Handcraft $9.99

 

Pinot Noir

Summerland Fiddlestix $49.99

Route 152 $12.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

Sokol Blosser $37.99

J Lohr Fogs Reach $27.99

Domaine Rudel $9.99

 

Riesling

Dr Loosen $10.99

St Michelle Harvest Select $9.99

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Cultivar $12.99

Bell $16.99

Huru $11.99

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Shiraz

Chocolate Box $17.99

Long Shadows Sequel $49.99

Woop Woop $11.99

Shingleback $19.99

 

Sparkling

Banfi Rosa Regale $17.99

Brut Dargent Cremant $12.99

Codorniu Cava $10.99

Gemma di Luna Moscato $14.99

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Zinfandel

Chatom $14.99

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