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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) 07-14-18

July 14, 2018

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-12-15

September 12, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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New Products

Sulfite Misunderstandings

What Is A Supertaster

Wine And Cheese Pairings

 

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Quini September Newsletter

Our friends at Quini newsletter with story of our WineUp event

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Natural wine: It’s unfiltered and unrefined – and could make hangovers a thing of the past

The yeasts and bacteria are still alive in ‘natural wine’, even after it’s bottled, making it wild, exuberant – and the drink of choice of a growing number of foodies.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/natural-wine-its-unfiltered-and-unrefined–and-could-make-hangovers-a-thing-of-the-past-10482175.html

Rosé wine explained

As summer comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to stop and taste the rosé.

https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/now-i-get-it-rose-wine-as-summer-comes-to-a-close-128340724898.html

Top 10 intriguing things about Chile and its wines

Chile and its wine

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/09/04/chile-and-its-wines/

Give Cab Franc its day: it’s more than a blending grape

Cabernet Franc is one of three main grapes used in Bordeaux blends.

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/07/give-cab-franc-its-day-its-more-than-a-blending-grape/

Why GMO viticulture isn’t such a big deal

More commonly known as genetically modified or GMO

Photo prise le 24 novembre 2010 à Colmar de cultures de pieds de vigne dans des tubes au siège de l'institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA). "Enfin la vérité est de notre côté", a affirmé le directeur de l'Inra de Colmar, Jean Masson, satisfait après la condamnation en appel lundi d'un faucheur volontaire anti-OGM qui avait sectionné 70 plants de vigne transgénique en septembre 2009.  AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG

Photo prise le 24 novembre 2010 à Colmar de cultures de pieds de vigne dans des tubes au siège de l’institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA). “Enfin la vérité est de notre côté”, a affirmé le directeur de l’Inra de Colmar, Jean Masson, satisfait après la condamnation en appel lundi d’un faucheur volontaire anti-OGM qui avait sectionné 70 plants de vigne transgénique en septembre 2009.
AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG

http://www.lepanmedia.com/why-gmo-viticulture-is-not-such-a-big-deal/

Sulfite misunderstandings and unfounded beliefs

Sulfites are the gluten of wine. Everyone is afraid of them, everyone wants to avoid them, and no one really knows why.

http://www.taosnews.com/lifestyle/article_221a67cc-5256-11e5-bbb9-97ac108e61f4.html

ALSACE, WHERE FRENCH AND GERMAN CULTURES CONVERGE

Alsace, a beautiful picturesque village as well as the fifth smallest AOC in France, is situated between the Vosges Mountains and the border of Germany and Switzerland, separated by the upper Rhine River

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https://grapecollective.com/articles/alsace-where-french-and-german-cultures-converge

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Sicilia DOC

Everything you should know about Sicilia DOC

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/under-sicilian-sun-wine-lover-s-guide-sicilia-doc

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE & SEAFOOD

This guide does all the work for you

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/an-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-wine-seafood/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba1375b59e-September_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba1375b59e-38937345

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SUPERTASTER AND DO YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO BE ONE?

A supertaster is someone who has twice as many tastebuds as the average person.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-is-a-supertaster/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=ba1375b59e-September_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-ba1375b59e-38937345

Wine made from cemetery-grown grapes raises funds for church

It’s harvest time for grape growers, including at one unique vineyard that’s planted in the East Bay.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/17869839-story

4 tips for pairing wine and cheese

Here are a few tips for creating the perfect wine and cheese pairing:

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/09/11/homage-to-fromage-4-tips-for-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

New website for sherry

Sherry’s regulatory body has launched an updated website – sherry.org – to mark its 80th anniversary.

http://www.offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/15163

Sutter Home white zin turns 40

The wine that wine snobs love to hate turned 40 this year.

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/sutter-home-white-zin-turns/article_f9a3993c-fd6d-5823-9ee7-45748694a04a.html

New Peak Organic

Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing is rolling out White Nitro, its first widely available Nitro Belgian Wit. Featuring notes of spice and citrus, White Nitro (4.4% abv) is brewed with traditional Belgian yeast and lemongrass, as well as local organic wheat from Oechsner Farm in Newfield, New York. White Nitro is available this month nationwide exclusively on draft. Peak Organic brews 22 varieties of beer, including IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest offerings.

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In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Liquor Industry News/Links 09-05-15

September 5, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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How To Understand Wine

Why Wine Taste Different On A Plane

 

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Why You Should Be Drinking Beer Made From Flowers

Flower-infused brews have grown in popularity and production in recent years, but for the record, they’re hardly a new trend.

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http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/why-you-should-be-drinking-beer-made-from-flowers-20150828

13 FACTS EVERY SELF-RESPECTING BEER DRINKER SHOULD KNOW

These tips will help you navigate beer lists, talk to bartenders and shop clerks, and give you a huge leg up out in the wild.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/beer-facts-how-to-talk-about-beer

NH Liquor Commission Launches Wine Tasting Series

This new fine wine tasting series was created to capitalize on the popularity of several wine varietals and to specifically highlight the availability of premium products at our NH Liquor & Wine Outlets.

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/hampton-northhampton/liquor-commission-launches-wine-tasting-series

Does Chianti wine have an image problem?

Have global fame and huge volumes cost Chianti its soul? Experts line up on both sides of the debate to have their say on the Tuscany wine region.

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http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/does-chianti-wine-have-an-image-problem-272035/

10 up-and-coming wine regions

Some of the finest wine is being made in places you might never even have heard of.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/25/travel/wine-regions-to-watch/

How much Generation Y will pay for a bottle of wine

18–34 year old demographic represents only 17 per cent of total wine shopper.

http://www.brw.com.au/p/marketing/how_much_generation_will_pay_for_gghRFr4usLJjSuFH4s2WoI

Quiz: Discover Your White Wine Palate

The best way to figure out what you like is by simply drinking a lot of different wine, but to get started take our palate quiz.

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http://vinepair.com/discover-your-wine-palate/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=58fdb4ef90-August_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-58fdb4ef90-38937345

The Biggest Wine Mistake at a Business Meal

The first question to ask the people at the table is which wine they prefer: red or white

http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2015/08/the_biggest_wine_mistake_at_a.html

All About Nebbiolo

Much like its namesake, the details of where Nebbiolo originated are a bit foggy

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

Bunches of ripe Nebbiolo grapes hanging on the vine.

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2015/08/warm_up_all_about_nebbiolo.html

How to understand wine

Read the guide below to know how to better understand wine.

http://www.decanter.com/learn/how-to/how-to-understand-wine-272320/#7gRrT1A2tJdU6ebP.99

Brandy: A Beginner’s Guide

Think that all brandy is Cognac? Or that all brandy is French, made from grapes and sipped from snifters? Far from it.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/27/9210409/brandy-a-beginners-guide

Why should you get to know Georgian wines? Because they’re exciting.

But let’s tip our hats to Georgia as the origin of wine, if only because more of its wines are available now in the United States.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-should-you-get-to-know-georgian-wines-because-theyre-exciting/2015/08/29/ab1a313c-4c17-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html

Not Your Father’s Root Beer keeps La Crosse brewery hoppin’

It was the sixth-best-selling craft brewer for the four weeks that ended July 12, accounting for 3.3 percent of retail craft dollar sales, an achievement that stuns Tim Kovac, Small Town’s founder and brewmaster.

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http://www.wisconsingazette.com/dining/not-your-fathers-root-beer-keeps-la-crosse-brewery-hoppin.html

Is organic craft beer really worth drinking?

Just like groceries, organic hops and malts cost way more than their non-organic alternatives – sometimes by as much as 40%.

http://fortune.com/2015/08/29/organic-craft-beer/

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ITALY

The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to Italy’s wines,

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The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCENTS IN YOUR WINE

So let’s take a look at the science behind what makes your wine smell unique.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/smell-wine-thank-science/

Ex-quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard start a high-scoring winery

The first vintage from Passing Time earned high marks from wine critics; will sales follow?

http://fortune.com/2015/08/28/dan-marino-damon-huard-winery/

Champagne cork forces easyJet plane to make emergency landing

An easyJet plane makes emergency landing after damage caused by champagne cork

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11832665/Champagne-cork-forces-easyJet-plane-to-make-emergency-landing.html

RATAFIA DE CHAMPAGNE GIVEN OFFICIAL STATUS

The liqueur (also known as Ratafia Champenoise), produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, is to be given Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the INAO and joins Marc and Fine already recognised in the region.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/ratafia-de-champagne-given-official-status/

Here’s why wine tastes different when you’re on a plane

Your senses are dulled at altitude, making it difficult to appreciate the complex scents and flavors wine has to offer

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-wine-tastes-different-on-a-plane-2015-8

All 50 States in the U.S., Ranked By Their Beer

Here they are, all 50 states in the Union, ranked according to their beer.

MA and VT Ranked in Top 10!

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https://www.yahoo.com/travel/every-state-in-the-us-ranked-by-its-beer-127816752267.html

Screw-capped wine scores 100 points from wine guru Robert M. Parker Jr.

It wasn’t until last October that a screw-capped wine joined that illustrious list.

https://sharonswineline.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/screw-capped-wine-scores-100-points-from-wine-guru-robert-m-parker-jr/

Rye distilling

Rye offers an individual and distinctive flavor profile, including a range of fruit and spice notes that can be experienced in rye whiskey and bourbon

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http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2015/16218-special-report-rye-distilling.html?utm_source=TDR_Newsletter_September_01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TDR_Newsletter

ZD Wines Prepares for 50th Anniversary by Harvesting Fruit for First Sparkling Wine

ZD Wines, located on the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, has announced they are making their first sparkling wine

http://www.winebusiness.com/newReleases/?go=getArticle&dataid=157049

New Shannon Ridge Red Blend

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, based in Lake County, California, announces the release of Buck Shack Red, a new proprietary red blend made of high quality fruit from Shannon Ridge’s “certified Sustainably Farmed” Vineyards.

Winetech’s Smoke-Taint Removal a Solution for Fire-Impacted California Vineyards

Napa’s leading wine filtration company to offer smoke-taint removal services to wildfire-impacted crops throughout California

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12918180.htm

Mobile App to Explore 1400 Burgundy Vineyards: CLIMAVINEA

It’s a brand-new app dedicated to Burgundy aficionados, and all wine enthusiasts wanting to understand the deep complexities of Burgundy, or to build a discriminating cellar, or simply to determine their location during a trip through the vineyards of the Côte-d’Or.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/09/02/mobile-app-to-explore-1400-burgundy-vineyards-climavinea/

Not Your Fathers Root Beer Soon In Cans!

One of the hottest products to hit the market this year will be available in cans! This one is sure to fly off the shelves and be enjoyable by the campfire as summer comes to a close.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

“Women are predisposed to have a better sense of taste and smell than men.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/31/427735692/are-women-better-tasters-than-men

10 WINE LABELS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR

Wine is for more than just drinking, it’s for entertaining, as this collection of creative and humorous wine labels prove.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/10-wine-labels-with-a-sense-of-humour/

A look at Tuscany’s Chianti

It’s the most famous and confusing wine-growing region in Italy.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/food/3829951-wine-savvy-look-tuscanys-chianti

Napa Film Fest to Open With Wine Doc ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’

Jason Wise’s documentary Somm: Into the Bottle has been selected to open the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs Nov. 11-15. The film focuses on some of the world’s top sommeliers and winemakers as it looks at how history has affected the production of wine around the world.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/napa-film-fest-open-wine-819517

THE LATEST CRAZE IN WINEMAKING: MARIJUANA-INFUSED WINE

Aspiring cannabis wine-makers have to actually make wine because it’s the fermentation process that extracts the THC from the wine. Here’s a quick guide:

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-latest-craze-in-winemaking-marijuana-infused-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE AND CHEESE

One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/an-illustrated-guide-to-pairing-wine-and-cheese/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4dcbf6a0b2-September_2_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4dcbf6a0b2-38937345

How climate change could hike the price of your Oregon pinot

Dry summer that pushed up the 2015 harvest by as much as three weeks

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2015/09/how-climate-change-could-hike-the-price-of-your.html

WINE EDUCATION ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE

A new, free wine education tool has launched, offering online video content to help students tackle the Master of Wine syllabus and hone their essay skills.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/wine-education-enters-the-digital-age/

You’ve been drinking red wine too warm for your entire life

People don’t know how to drink red wine.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/youve-drinking-red-wine-too-190739800.html;_ylt=AwrXnCXw2eZVh1sA9xOTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDNzZTI1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

Chablis, the purest form of chardonnay to enjoy

The genuine McCoy Chablis comes from a cool region of northern France, on slopes so steep that having some mountain goat genes would help in managing the vineyards and harvesting the grapes.

http://www.inforum.com/variety/3829947-world-wine-chablis-purest-form-chardonnay-enjoy

CAPTAIN MORGAN CANNON BLAST TARGETS SHOOTERS

Revealed at Diageo’s Innovation Evening last night, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is described as an “intensely delicious shot” and is a mix of Caribbean rum, natural flavours and a “bold spice blend” of citrus, chipotle and jalapeño pepper.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/09/captain-morgan-targets-shooters-with-cannon-blast/?article-source=newsletter&source=506&date=2015-09-03

DIAGEO LAUNCHES NON-ALCOHOLIC GUINNESS

As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, Guinness Zero has been launched in Indonesia after president Joko Widodo banned the sale of beer in convenience stores.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/diageo-launches-non-alcoholic-guinness/

Harpoon Brewery Using Charles River Water for New Beer

The river’s water for decades was considered so dirty that it was dangerous to consume, but that was before years of cleanup efforts

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Harpoon-Brewery-Using-Charles-River-Water-for-New-Beer–323863891.html

These Boston bars are charged with taking bribes from a beer distributor

The list of violators include: Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport, Coogan’s in the Financial District, Gather in the Seaport, Game On outside Fenway Park, and Estelle’s in the South End. All were cited in a report by ABCC investigators that was released Wednesday.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/2015/09/02/these-boston-bars-are-charged-with-taking-bribes-from-beer-distributor/KJ8vvi6M2ZFjutVVkDR1SJ/story.html

Trinchero Adds Silk, New “Soft Red Blend,” To Ménage à Trois

Trinchero Family Estates is launching Ménage a Trois Silk, characterized as a soft red wine intended to take advantage of ongoing strength in the red blend category. A blend of Pinot Noir, Malbec and Petite Sirah, Silk is seen as a lighter, softer, companion to Ménage à Trois Midnight, the highly successful darker red blend introduced last year. Both retail at around $14 a 750-ml. In announcing the launch, Ménage à Trois marketing director Mark Dunlea noted that the red blend category was up 16% in Nielsen channels in the 52 weeks through June 20, and is close to becoming a $1 billion segment in the scan environment. Ménage à Trois rose 12% to 2.5 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Cause and Effect: the “Why” behind Deductive Tasting

Here are potential cause-effect relationships for all the criteria in the deductive grid.

http://www.timgaiser.com/blog/cause-and-effect-the-why-behind-deductive-tasting?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimGaiserMasterSommelier-Blog+%28The+Blog+of+Tim+Gaiser%2C+MS%29

What’s the Point of Scoring Wines?

A wine’s character changes almost daily, and taste is subjective—so is giving them marks a pointless exercise?

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-point-of-scoring-wines-1441359906

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Wine Glass Painting Night

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http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1488&tbl=course

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http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1486&tbl=course

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December 8th

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All About Pinot Noir Adventure

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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August 29, 2015

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France seeks to add more fizz to its wine tourism industry

Laurent Fabius, the country’s foreign minister and a strong backer of tourism, has made the wine sector a priority

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/22/france-wine-tourism-world-heritage-status

Why One Napa Winery Is Experimenting With Aquaoir, Wine Aged Under Water

One Napa Valley winery wants to understand the impact of aging wine under water.

http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/21/9184763/aquaoir-wine-aging

Rose wine trend taking off in US

US retailers have been reporting record sales of rosé wine, stretching outside summer months and including more diverse styles.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/rose-wine-trend-taking-off-in-us-say-retailers-271850/

What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

French winemakers and producers have undoubtedly set the standards for how wine is produced, valued, and purchased around the world.

http://napavalleywineacademy.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-french-wine-scholar/

Why A 5% Beer Gets You Drunk So Much Faster Than A 4% Beer

Draft Magazine explains the science of how ABV actually works.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/08/why-a-5-beer-gets-you-drunk-so-much-faster-than-a-4-beer/

There’s important info on those wine labels

You would think that wineries would like to inform their customers of some of each wine’s technical details, since knowing the basic facts of a wine would help buyers make the right purchasing decisions.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4354936-181/berger-theres-important-info-on?page=1

New study gives clear picture of Walla Walla Valley vineyards

Here are a few of the most interesting tidbits from this new study,

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/08/24/walla-walla-valley-vineyards/

California wine, by the numbers

Here’s a look at some of the more impressive areas in the state’s growth.

http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/California-wine-by-the-numbers-6458797.php

Wine Consumption Frequency

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Natural wines: Arguments for and against

When is a wine ‘natural’ ? When it is made with minimal intervention and, usually, served in a hipster corner of London or Manhattan.

http://www.lepanmedia.com/natural-wines-arguments-for-and-against/

This Quiz Picks Music And Books Based On Your Wine Preferences

Your choice of vino can say a lot about the kind of person you are.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wine-preferences-music-books-quiz_55db1df8e4b0a40aa3ab56c1?kvcommref=mostpopular

New Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio

Italy’s Santa Cristina, part of the Antinori portfolio handled in the U.S. by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is introducing a Pinot Grigio from the delle Venezie appellation. The Santa Cristina 2014 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT ($12) joins a brand range of red, white and rosé wines that retail in the $12-$16 price point and includes offerings such as Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana IGT, Le Maestrelle Toscana IGT and Chianti Superiore DOCG, among others.

All wine tastes the same? Aroma kits offer an edge

The kits contain samples of aromas commonly found in wine, and they also have an online component.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/the-challenge/aroma-kits-offer-an-edge-in-wine-appreciation/article26093938/

Wine On Tap

All you need to know about wines on tap

https://vimeo.com/79224243

10 fall beers with absolutely no pumpkin in them

Granted, pumpkin ale still accounts for a whole lot of that fall surge, but there are several other autumn seasonals out there that are worth your time

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-fall-beers-with-absolutely-no-pumpkin-in-them-2015-08-26

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

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Champagne Campus is a Free Way to Learn a Little Bit More About Bubbly

The Champagne Campus website provides users with three different training pathways, created with novices, enthusiasts and lovers in mind.

http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2015/08/25/champagne-campus-is-a-free-way-to-learn-a-little-bit-more-about-bubbly

Heroic Viticulture on the island of Pantelleria

Donnafugata’s complex sweet wine called Ben Ryé – the product of air-dried Zibbibo (Muscat) grapes

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http://palatepress.com/2015/08/wine/heroic-viticulture-on-the-island-of-pantelleria/

JIM BEAM APPLE LAUNCHES ACROSS US

The 35% abv product has hit US shelves and its signature serve, Jim Beam Apple and Soda, is being promoted in bars and retail locations.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/jim-beam-apple-launches-across-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=502&date=2015-08-27

Gallo Buys Talbott

E.&J. Gallo has acquired Talbott Vineyards, located in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The deal includes the Talbott winery and brand, known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the 525-acre Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. The sale is slated to close September 4. Wine Spectator has more.

A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name

Two winemakers feel betrayed by their neighbors after changes to appellation rules ban them from calling their wines Vouvray

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51993

‘WINE O’CLOCK’ ADDED TO OXFORD ONLINE DICTIONARY

Beer and wine o’clock are among 1,000 new words to be entered into the online Oxford Dictionary.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/wine-oclock-added-to-oxford-online-dictionary/

Japanese Liquor Company testing alcohol aging in space

A Japanese liquor company is boldly going where no distiller has gone before– outer space.

http://wiat.com/2015/08/26/japanese-liquor-company-testing-alcohol-aging-in-space/

How Much Do You Tip for a Bottle of Wine?

As with all things surrounding tipping, there really is no right answer but here are a few guidelines:

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http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249889

What’s that aroma? How to talk about wine in your own words

The next time your nose reaches down into a glass, or when a new sip of wine slides across your tongue and sloshes in your mouth, ask yourself, what are the best words? Don’t worry about the “right” or “wrong” words.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-food-0828-wine-language-20150826-column.html

THIS BUD IS NOT FOR YOU

Confusion between BUD for beer and WINEBUD for wine

http://www.dpf-law.com/blogs/lex-vini/bud/?utm_source=Lex+Vini&utm_campaign=a1585957a2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_20f52b0333-a1585957a2-348216933

HOW WINE BRICKS SAVED THE U.S. WINE INDUSTRY DURING PROHIBITION

A wine brick was a brick of concentrated grape juice – which was completely legal to produce – that consumers could dissolve in water and ferment in order make their own vino.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-wine-bricks-saved-the-u-s-wine-industry-during-prohibition/

Will the 2015 vintage be ruined by wildfires?

To answer this question we investigated a few other legendary wine region fires:

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http://winefolly.com/update/2015-washington-wines-ruined-by-smoke-wildfires/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=3f3ed42b8e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-3f3ed42b8e-62472929&mc_cid=3f3ed42b8e&mc_eid=d73340fcba

COMPANY CREATES ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SWEET POTATO VODKA

Corbin California Estate Grown Sweet Potato Vodka is the latest spirit to join the company’s portfolio of sweet potato-based variants, made from produce grown on the Souza family’s farm in Jan Joaquin Valley.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/08/us-company-creates-worlds-first-sweet-potato-vodka/?article-source=newsletter&source=503&date=2015-08-28

City councilor wants liquor license control returned to Boston for first time since Prohibition

If passed would let Boston control its own liquor permitting for the first time in more than 80 years.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2015/08/27/city-councilor-wants-liquor-license-control.html

New York Yankees Dry Riesling is a grand slam

NO WAY IT CAN TASTE GOOD WITH YANKEES ON IT!

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/wineries/2015/08/wine_review_new_york_yankees_dry_riesling_is_a_home_run.html

We’re Living in the Golden Age of American Ginger Beer

How ginger ale and ginger beer have become the darlings of the modern craft soda boom.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/8/27/9210389/were-living-in-the-golden-age-of-american-ginger-beer

GIN MADE WITH ASPARAGUS LAUNCHED

Notting Hill-based gin brand Portobello Road has made a limited edition bottling distilled with asparagus from Cambridge, which is likely to divide opinion.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/08/gin-made-with-asparagus-launched/

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September 9th

Soave Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/224715248/

 

September 15th

Purple Wine Company Tasting

http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/224910834/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2015 Classes

Wine Glass Painting Night

October 22nd

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1490&tbl=course

 

Natural Food/Wine Tasting

November 5th

Franklin TV, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1488&tbl=course

Holiday Cookie Swap & Wine Tasting

November 17th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1486&tbl=course

Prosecco and Pastries

December 8th

http://cfweb.smartedu.net/lll/LSDOofferingsDetail.cfm?ID=1489&tbl=course

Medway Community Education

 

September 29th

All About Pinot Noir Adventure

 

Tri-County Adult Education

 

October 20th

Exploring French Wines

http://www.tri-county.us/drupal/sites/default/files/documents/images/continuing_education/tricounty-conted-brochure-2015.pdf

 

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

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Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!

Notebook

http://www.delongwine.com/collections/wine-tasting-notebooks#oid=1017_5

De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

Table

http://www.delongwine.com/products/wine-grape-varietal-table#oid=1017_3

All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

Tell us what you think by rating the wines.

www.quiniwine.com

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Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try

When choosing French wines, it’s well worth considering less familiar appellations, for new sensations as much as for bargains

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/16/french-appellations-wine-shop-around-fiona-beckett

Here’s how the price of food has changed since 1992

We looked at how the prices of 11 food and beverage items have changed since 1992, and how they compared to overall inflation

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http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-how-the-price-of-food-has-changed-since-6389047.php

Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/16/canadas-okanagan-valley-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard/

Oregon – a paradise for Pinot

The US state produces world-class Pinot Noir, has made significant inroads with Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, and has developed its own style of Pinot Gris

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https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/oregon-paradise-pinot

What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?

Chemists investigate the science behind the hype

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/whats-deal-wine-baths-180955945/?no-ist

Red wine without the headache

Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-last-red-wine-without-the-headache-2015-07-17

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s

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https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-ultimate-guide-to-pairing-wine-with-ben-and-123408034047.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING

A research team in China has cultured snake venom in yeast in the hope that it could one day be used to treat strokes and heart failure.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/snake-venom-beer-could-prevent-blood-clotting/

New Bacardi

Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.

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US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN

The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-bill-could-lift-drinks-post-ban/

Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer

Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a huge hit this year and may be more than just a fad

http://fortune.com/2015/07/21/root-beer-is-the-next-big-thing-in-craft-beer/

This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About

This video will let you hold a conversation with the wine snob at your next office party.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-chemistry-of-wine-explained_55ad2cf8e4b0d2ded39f85b4

How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry

Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:

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http://www.eater.com/2015/7/21/9002767/greek-debt-crisis-impact-wine-greece

35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/35-wine-tasting-terms-and-what-they-actually-mean-2015-7

Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt

Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/maine-brewer-makes-beer-live-lobsters-sea-salt-32614347

Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts

The addition of as little as 2 or 3 percent of another grape can change the flavor of a basic wine by quite a bit.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150722/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150729821

US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/us-wine-lovers-yet-to-embrace-online/

Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101

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3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine

There are hundreds of researches, which indicate that drinking red wine is really beneficial for you.

http://www.3benefitsof.com/3-health-benefits-of-drinking-australian-red-wine/

How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases

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Can wine complexity make you think more?

Understanding the difference between how professionals and consumers rate the `complexity’ of wine could open new avenues for marketing wines, recent Lincoln University research shows.

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/News-and-Events/Can-wine-complexity-make-you-think-more-/

MYTH BUSTED: PINOT NOIR IS NOT THE ONLY GRAPE THAT’S LEGAL FOR MAKING RED WINE IN BURGUNDY

Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn’t the only red grape that’s allowed to be grown in Burgundy.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/myth-busted-pinot-noir-is-not-the-only-grape-that-is-legal-for-making-red-wine-in-burgundy/

How to spot faults in wine

Here’s how to determine faults in wine.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/features/taste/3801633-wine-savvy-how-spot-faults-wine

How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback

How the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage is becoming America’s coolest drink.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-20/drink-like-a-viking-mead-makes-comeback

The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted

St. Mayhem’s products are literally spicy wines, since Rob chucked habanero and jalapeno peppers, ginger root, and Costa Rica coffee beans into the three newly released wines

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http://www.winesandvines.com/blog/?p=1&t=0&a=0&d=154930&r=1&n=22

Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade

Maximum allowable yields in Champagne this year will be lower than they have been in 10 years, as producers look to reduce the amount of wine they have on hand.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/07/champagne-yields-lowest-in-a-decade

MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN

Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/mencia-the-pinot-noir-of-spain/

Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.

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http://winefolly.com/review/italian-white-wines-friuli-venezia-giulia/

The Restaurant Reserve Wine List: Relic, Rip-off or Reward?

Are those leather-bound tomes—the secondary, pricey reserve list that is the province of the chosen few—helpful, or just an excuse for outrageous markups?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-restaurant-reserve-wine-list-relic-rip-off-or-reward-1437675919

South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money

Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money

http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-the-best-fine-wine-for-your-money-1437648173

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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Liquor Industry News/Links 07-18-15

July 18, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Story

All About Residual Sugar

 

AND MORE!

UPS Begins Shipping to Massachusetts

UPS has announced they are open for wine shipping services in Massachusetts.  Shipments to Massachusetts began on February 1st when FedEx received the proper permits and began shipping. Now both of the major carriers are operational in MA.

http://www.shipcompliant.com/blog/2015/07/09/ups-begins-shipping-to-massachusetts/

Restaurant wine lists: How to choose wisely

Yes, restaurant wine lists are overpriced. Here, a top sommelier offers three tips to ordering a good bottle (without breaking the bank).

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http://fortune.com/2015/07/09/restaurant-wine-list/

So, What Type of Wine Person Are You?

How does one get started? Well, the first question you can consider is why you want to learn about wine. There are two basic routes you can go to answer this question:

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http://winefolly.com/review/learn-wine-drink-as-you-go/

Champagne guide: where to eat, drink and sleep in France’s newest World Heritage Site

As the Champagne region celebrates being awarded Unesco World Heritage status, Anthony Peregrine offers a guide for the best vineyards, champagne houses and bars, and hotels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/11729839/Champagne-guide-where-to-eat-drink-and-sleep-in-Frances-newest-World-Heritage-Site.html

Hugel wines: a taste of Alsace

Famille Hugel boasts three generations of top notch winemakers; Victoria Moore eagerly awaits their latest riesling and gewürztraminer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/drinking_and_dining/78033/hugel-wines-a-taste-of-alsace.html

The Power Of A Good Wine Label: It Sells More Wine

It’s a simple truth: most of us purchase wine based on our instant reaction to the wine label.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2015/07/10/how-important-is-the-wine-label-in-selling-more-wine/

Letting the Wine Flow, Free of Charge

At Taste Wine Company in the East Village, all the wine is available to sample

http://www.wsj.com/articles/letting-the-wine-flow-free-of-charge-1436469245

Why rosé is in the pink

There’s an increasingly wide range of rosés around these days, from light, pale styles to heftier, dark numbers. So which ones are worth your attention?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/09/rose-wine-supermarket-merchant-review

Can Busch Non-Alcoholic Beer Get You Drunk?

Yes, Busch Non-Alcoholic does, in fact, contain small amounts of alcohol. Their official website pegs the exact number as a wimpy 0.4 percent—about a tenth of the amount found in Robitussin

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/can-busch-non-alcoholic-beer-get-you-drunk-1708862062

The story behind Not Your Father’s Root Beer

SOMETHING smells about Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and I’m not talking about the heavy dose of vanilla extract that flavors the suddenly popular brew.

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http://www.joesixpack.net/2015/07/02/the-story-behind-not-your-fathers-root-beer/

Bacardi Rolls Out Bonnie Rose White Whiskey

Bacardi Ltd. has unveiled Bonnie Rose, a new Tennessee white corn whiskey brand. Produced using an 80% white corn mash and copper pot stills, the Bonnie Rose lineup makes its debut with a pair of 35%-abv fruit flavored entries, Orange Peel and Spiced Apple. Both retail at around $19 a bottle. The range, which is being backed by a digital content series throughout the summer and fall, will initially launch across Nashville, Tennessee, with a nationwide expansion to follow shortly after. Along with Bonnie Rose, Bacardi’s American whiskey portfolio includes the Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon range.

Are we brainwashed by wine prices and ratings?

How much of what we perceive or think about wine is a mind trick – much less real than we may suspect?

http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/are-we-brainwashed-by-wine-prices-and-ratings

Residual sugar in wine is a matter of taste

There are a few reasons why you will find residual sugar in your wine, whether it is unfermented sugars from harvested grapes or sugar that’s added after the fermentation is complete.

http://montrealgazette.com/life/residual-sugar-in-wine-is-a-matter-of-taste

TOP 10 WINE MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD

If you would rather be soaking up the culture and sipping wine than languishing on a sun lounger this summer make a plan to visit one of these wine museums, which range from the state-of-the-art to the brilliantly quaint.

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/07/top-10-wine-museums-of-the-world/

Board denies liquor permit

Another MA town denied license based on “Public need”!!

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_28480427/board-denies-liquor-permit

Is wine becoming sweeter?

“Sweet,” in fact, is the only wine descriptor that’s managed to stick with us through the past two millennia.

http://palatepress.com/2015/07/wine/is-wine-becoming-sweeter/

6 delicious new foods with booze snuck in

Here are some of our favorite new alcohol-infused treats and how best to enjoy them.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-booze-infused-specialty-foods-160034709.html;_ylt=AwrC1THR7qRVUB0AEluTmYlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXI2NTM2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

8 Ways To Catch a Lie on a Whiskey Label

American whiskey labels suck. Worse, they can be misleading. Here’s your easy guide to decoding them.

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http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a36284/false-whiskey-label-guide/

Heineken bottle keeps beer liquid during freezing

Heineken has developed a new bottle made from ultra-resistant polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that can chill beer in sub-zero conditions without the consequence of freezing.

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http://www.foodbev.com/news/heineken-bottle-keeps-beer-liquid-during-freezing/

KNOW YOUR FRENCH BRANDY: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COGNAC & ARMAGNAC

Cognac and Armagnac are both French brandies made from white wine grapes.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/brandy-differences-between-cognac-armagnac/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=677f56d9bd-July_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-677f56d9bd-38937345

A Guide to Italy’s Prosecco Road

Cheaper than Champagne, and often just as good, Prosecco is made in a tourist-free region of Italy that’s well worth a visit.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-07-13/a-guide-to-italy-prosecco-road

Making wine in a war zone: Syria’s ‘dream’ vineyard

Domaine de Bargylus is Syria’s only commercial winery, producing quality wine despite the country’s bitter civil war. It is run by brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, whose father dreamt of owning a vineyard in Syria.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33450300

Jack Daniel’s Launches First Barrel Proof Whiskey; Woodford Debuts Distillery Series

Brown-Forman has unveiled Barrel Proof, the latest entry in its Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection. Aged in charred white American oak, each barrel of Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof is exposed to a range of temperature variations, resulting in a whiskey that hovers between 125-140 proof. The new Single Barrel offering will be available nationwide starting in August, retailing at around $65 a 750-ml. The newcomer marks the second iteration in Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel lineup, following the launch of Single Barrel Select, a 94-proof single barrel Tennessee whiskey.

In a related development, Brown-Forman is adding a special Distillery Series to its Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand, beginning late this month with the release of two whiskies: Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux. Both new products will be offered at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky at $50 a 375-ml. Looking forward, Woodford plans to release up to three Distillery Series whiskies annually.

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WOODFORD RESERVE DEBUTS NEW DISTILLERY SERIES

The brand will release up to three small batch expressions in its new Distillery Series concurrently at different times throughout the year, ranging from finished whiskeys to straight Bourbons and other “unique spirits”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/07/woodford-reserve-debuts-new-distillery-series/?article-source=newsletter&source=472&date=2015-07-16

Understanding Paso Robles Wine (w/ Maps)

Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing AVA. Since 2000, the number of bonded wineries has grown from 50 to over 200, driven by growth in ownership by small family-owned producers.

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http://winefolly.com/review/understanding-paso-robles-wine-w-maps/

Make Beer Popsicles from Your Favorite Can of Beer, No Mold Required

These pops are refreshing and easy to make, and can be made without even pouring your brew from its can.

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http://www.thedailymeal.com/how-make-ice-pops-beer?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=%20beer

 

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Franklin, MA

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We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 06-27-15

June 27, 2015

Liquor Industry News/Links

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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WERE ARE #1!!!

Our Family Thanks You!

The 2015 Readers Choice Awards Are Out.

Franklin Liquors Was Voted GOLD For #1 In 16 Town Region!!

Which Includes #1 In Franklin.

This Is An Honor For The Second Straight Year.

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This Week The Hosted The Franklin Wine Club

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We’re playing the Game, are you?

It’s not too late to play & win!

Stop by any of the 15 participating stores today and earn entries toward the grand prize by solving the clues!

Simply go to: http://www.ladybug.citytrek.com

contest ends June 30th.

June 12th- June 30th

Many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt.

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

We will have a special in store raffle prize!

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

Vodka In A Box

Wine Taxes

Beer Refund

New Products

 

AND MORE!

Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

1-Guide-to-Pairing-Wine-and-Food-Franklin-Liquors

http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/22/infographic-guide-to-pairing-wine-food/#prettyPhoto

HOW TO DESIGN THE PERFECT SUMMER WINE AND CHEESE SPREAD

One of the wonderful things about summer is all of the fresh produce that’s finally available, and adding all of these bright, fresh flavors to your cheese spread truly kicks everything up a notch.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/how-to-perfect-summer-wine-cheese-plate/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=10d125b7c0-June_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-10d125b7c0-38937345

PAPPY VAN WINKLE MAPLE SYRUP TO LAUNCH

Made by ageing Bissell’s Sugarmaker’s Reserve premium syrup in rare 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels for 100 days,

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/pappy-van-winkle-maple-syrup-to-launch/?article-source=newsletter&source=453&date=2015-06-22

Late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is getting his own beer

We know what the most popular beer at Penn State tailgates will be this fall.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25221105/the-late-joe-paterno-is-getting-his-own-beer

Small Town Brewery strikes a deal with Pabst Brewing Company for Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Small Town Brewery (“Small Town”), founded by Tim Kovac, announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pabst Brewing Company (“Pabst”) to meet the increasing nationwide demand for its Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

Pabst began selling Not Your Father’s Root Beer in March 2015 and is currently distributing it to 30 states. Not Your Father’s Root Beer is the fastest-selling new product in the craft beer category in the 2015 year to date period through May 23.1 Not Your Father’s is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Tim Kovac, Founder and Brewmaster of Small Town Brewery said: “The last year has been an amazing ride. We’ve had Not Your Father’s Root Beer go from being available in a few dozen Chicago bars and restaurants to becoming one of the most sought-after craft beers in the country.

80% people want brands to tell stories

Most people want to see and hear stories about regular people

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http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/06/22/infographic-80-people-want-brands-tell-stories

Highly Anticipated Wine Folly Book On Presale Now

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, published by Avery Books, will be out this fall and is available now on presale at booksellers nationwide.

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http://winefolly.com/update/highly-anticipated-wine-folly-book-presale-now/

10 Scientific Reasons Why Drinking Beer Is Good For You

Recent studies actually show 10 ways that beer is beneficial for us, according to METRO.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2192318/10-scientific-reasons-why-drinking-beer-is-good-for-you/#vMDMlFPA2yWJfBjP.99

A Frequent Flighter’s Tips for Drinking Wine Responsibly

The heat and sun can take its toll if you slip up and sip too much.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-young/a-frequent-flighters-tips-for-drinking-wine-responsibly_b_7627534.html

The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants

Two new apps try to cut the vineyard jungle down to size, but only compound confusion.

http://nypost.com/2015/06/23/the-real-reason-your-wine-costs-so-much-at-restaurants/

26 WINE LABELS THAT HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR CRAP

What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart?

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/26-wine-labels-that-have-no-time-for-your-crap/

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg lists lottery workers among donors

At least 10 liquor distributor executives and bar owners — all overseen by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, which is overseen by Goldberg — ponied up more than $3,100 since the end of April.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/06/state_treasurer_deborah_goldberg_lists_lottery_workers_among

BAG-IN-A-BOX ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA DEBUTS IN US

The “handcrafted” spirit is made using Idaho Winter Wheat and pure Rocky Mountain water in a four-column distillation process.

Scheduled to be debuted in select retail outlets in California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana and Texas this summer, Big Box Vodka is presented in a 1.75 litre box and has an abv of 40%.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/bag-in-a-box-ultra-premium-vodka-debuts-in-us/?article-source=newsletter&source=456&date=2015-06-25

BREATHALYSER DATA REVEALS ‘DRUNKEST’ US STATES

The highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels were recorded in West Virginia, which averaged at 0.103%, Nevada at 0.095%, Pennsylvania at 0.088% and Connecticut at 0.088%.

The lowest average BAC level belonged to Kentucky, at 0.039%, followed by Delaware at 0.042%.

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/breathalyser-data-reveals-drunkest-us-states/?article-source=newsletter&source=456&date=2015-06-25

Comparing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are two of the most popular white wines in the world. Each wine represents a very different style and taste of dry white wine. Let’s take a closer look at their differences to find out which one you prefer.

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http://winefolly.com/review/difference-chardonnay-vs-sauvignon-blanc/

How High are Wine Taxes in Your State?

Surprised MA #32!

Kentucky has the highest wine excise tax rate at $3.18 per gallon, followed by Alaska ($2.50), Florida ($2.25), Iowa ($1.75), and New Mexico ($1.70). The five states with the lowest wine excise rates are Louisiana ($0.11), California ($0.20), Texas ($0.20), Wisconsin ($0.25), and Kansas and New York (tied at $0.30). Notably, these rankings do not include states that control all sales.

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http://taxfoundation.org/blog/how-high-are-wine-taxes-your-state

THE 4 RED WINES YOU NEED TO TRY IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT RED WINE

These wines will take you on a journey to help you understand acidity, tanninbody, and alcohol and in the end, help you figure out how to talk about the red wine styles you like and the ones you don’t.

http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-4-red-wines-you-need-to-try-if-you-want-to-learn-about-red-wine/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=646e2cd36a-June_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-646e2cd36a-38937345

New Magic Hat!

South Burlington, Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company has released Electric Peel, a new year-round grapefruit IPA. The 6.0%-abv ale features citrus flavors from Apollo, Centennial and Chinook hops and a medium malt body from Pale and Carapils malts with boiled grapefruit peel added, the company says. It’s currently available on draft and in six- and 12-packs nationwide. Magic Hat is part of the portfolio of Cerveceria Costa Rica-owned North American Breweries.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Drinks

Wine purists may turn up their noses at the idea of fruit and wine, but for the adventurous among us, summertime cocktails are the way to go. They can compliment your food, keep the conversation lively, and even keep you hydrated. Well, at least that’s what people tell themselves.

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http://socialvignerons.com/2015/06/26/infographic-the-ultimate-guide-to-summer-drinks/

10 scientific reasons you should drink more wine

It’s essentially MAGIC in a bottle

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/a36707/10-scientific-reasons-you-should-drink-more-wine/

Deceived Beck’s beer drinkers can guzzle $50 refund

Beck’s is made in America, just like Bud. In fact, they’re crafted in the same breweries.

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/25/news/companies/becks-beer-lawsuit-refund/

The Ultimate Hidden Beer Cooler

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We Are Live On ScanKart!!

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.

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A small business scavenger hunt.

The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses

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Anheuser-Busch pulls the brakes on beer for storm relief

Known for delivering ice, cold beer, Anheuser-Busch is trucking something different to emergency responders in Texas and Oklahoma. The company stopped its run of beer at its Cartersville, Georgia brewery, and are producing cans of water instead.

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http://wric.com/2015/05/29/anheuser-busch-pulls-the-brakes-on-beer-for-storm-relief/

CRAFT BEER CANDLES

Each candle is hand poured in New Jersey with 12oz of Soy Wax in a beer-can style glass that can be used for brews after the 60 hour burn time and some cleaning.

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Newmark Cornish & Carey Wine Services and Williams & Williams to Auction Chatom Vineyards and Winery

The approximately 775-acre property will be offered in two parcels at auction with equipment and bottled estate wine inventory included for beginning immediate operations.

https://www.morningstar.com/news/pr-news-wire/PRNews_20150529DA21011/newmark-cornish-carey-wine-services-and-williams-williams-to-auction-chatom-vineyards-and-winery.html

New Yuengling

  1. G. Yuengling & Son will introduce a new seasonal beer, Yuengling India Pale Lager, in November. According to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery—the largest craft brewer in the country, as per the Brewers Association—the IPL will be available in six-packs and on draft, and will be priced slightly above its flagship lager brand. The IPL will join Yuengling’s other seasonals, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen, introduced last year, and Oktoberfest, launched in 2011, while the brewery’s Spring Seasonal Bock has been discontinued. Yuengling IPL features four hops varieties and contains 5% alcohol by volume and 60 IBUs. IPLs—an emerging beer style that is a variant of the surging India pale ale (IPA) format—capitalize on renewed interest in lagers and pilsners by craft brewers and craft beer drinkers. Other brewers marketing IPLs include Boston Beer Co. and Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abbey Brewing.

 

ALL ABOUT BORDEAUX

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Charlie Baker not a fan of proposed Boston alcohol tax

He does not support a proposal currently circulating through the Boston City Council that would pay for recovery programs through a new local tax on alcohol.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/06/charlie_taxes_recovery.html

10 Types of Moms You Meet in the Liquor Store

Here’s who to be on the lookout for:

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Gronk was in National Honors Society, misses teammates, never drinks wine

We Miss Tom Brady Shopping For Wine!

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New Oak Aged Absolut

Looking to regain momentum behind Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard plans to launch an oak-aged vodka under the brand this month, Reuters reports. Absolut Oak seeks to capitalize on the trend toward consumption of oak-aged brown spirits like whisk(e)y. The innovation play comes as Pernod Ricard USA has been trying to emphasize the higher-end Absolut Elyx offshoot in a bid to premiumize. Absolut, still the U.S. market’s top imported vodka brand, just ahead of Svedka, slipped 7% to 4.1 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank, and is down about half a million cases since 2012, amid tough competition from fast-rising Tito’s, among others. Meanwhile, Pernod says it’s increasing focus on Martell Cognac in the U.S., where the upscale brand currently has a relatively small presence.

The science and magic of mulled wine

The origins of mulled wine are not difficult to trace. Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to cover the flavors of spoilt food and drink

http://news-soft.com/2015/06/02/the-science-and-magic-of-mulled-wine/

SAUZA LAUNCHES SPICY CUCUMBER CHILI TEQUILA

The new expression is made using Sauza Silver Tequila combined with a “natural cucumber and chilli twist”.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/06/sauza-launches-spicy-cucumber-chili-tequila/?article-source=newsletter&source=440&date=2015-06-03

New Hampshire Governor Blocks Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

Sorry, baby, your picture isn’t going to be on the front of any beer bottles in New Hampshire

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http://www.nola.com/eat-drink/2015/06/no_baby_pictures_on_beer_bottl.html

Madeira: the Offbeat White Wine That’s Amazing with Grilled Steak

One of the greatest pairings for beef is a white you may have never heard of: Madeira.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/06/02/madeira-offbeat-white-wine-thats-amazing-grilled-steak

New Del’s Black Cherry

Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has launched Del’s Black Cherry Shandy, the second offering in the brewery’s shandy lineup. Part of Narragansett’s Hi Neighbor Mash Up series of local collaborations, the latest shandy (4.7%-abv) is a combination of Narragansett’s Lager and black cherry juice created in collaboration with fellow Rhode Island company Del’s Lemonade. It’s available for a limited time only in Rhode Island in six-packs of 16-ounce cans for $8.99-$9.99. Narragansett’s other beers are sold in all the New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee.

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DRINK WINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN VINEYARD IN FRANCE

Calling all oenophiles. Now you can drink wine from your very own French vineyard, without having to lift a finger.

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Spice up your life with Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is Germanic for “spice” and hails from that region known for bouncing back between French and German rule over the last couple thousand years,

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/05/22/3570225/spice-up-your-life-with-gewurztraminer.html

Franciacorta IS NOT CHAMPAGNE!

Sadly, the comparison of Franciacorta to Champagne continues to molest consumers’ and trade’s perception of the Italian appellation like lice.

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http://dobianchi.com/2015/06/02/franciacorta-champagne-what-is-difference/

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives special pleasure from discovering the hidden gems and authentic experiences that uniquely define a place and its people.

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Bulleit Takes a Bullet

Bulleit got sued June 1

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/bulleit-takes-a-bullet

7 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR GLASS OF ROSÉ TO ANOTHER LEVEL

While a simple glass of rosé is delightful, there are several ways for you to kick your sipping up a notch.

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/7-ways-to-take-your-glass-of-rose-to-another-level/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3196dea2ed-June_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3196dea2ed-38937345

10 Ways to Tell if Your Sommelier Really Knows Wine

To evaluate the value of the advice they’re proving, keep in mind the 10 points mentioned.

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http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/3/8723085/10-ways-to-spot-a-really-good-sommelier

Wine lovers look to bring their own vino into more MA restaurants

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own bottles into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150603/NEWS/150608485

PINNACLE INTRODUCES RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT FLAVOR

With more than 40 flavors to choose from, the brand has launched its latest variant with summer in mind, and say the flavor profile is “perfect for summer cocktails and cookouts”.

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What is Port Wine?

Let’s get up to speed on this fascinating and historic sweet wine.

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Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

There are several things to know about how wine is scored before you make a purchasing decision based on a point value.

http://skepchick.org/2015/06/grading-wine-what-is-the-100-point-system/

Corsican Wines Speak a Language of Their Own

What makes Corsican wine so unusual?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/dining/corsican-wines-antoine-arena-speak-a-language-of-their-own.html?_r=0

ABSOLUT IN LAWSUIT OVER KAHFUA ‘COUNTERFEITER’

The Absolut Company – a subsidiary of French drinks group Pernod – discovered the existence of a product called Kahfua, which features very similar labels to its Kahlua brand, when its producer filed a Certificate of Label Approval

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THE 5 BOURBON STYLES YOU SHOULD DRINK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT

That being sad, navigating the exciting but often overwhelming world of bourbon can be a little much, and you might find it hard to turn yourself on to this amber spirit.

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A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

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Our Liquor Industry News/Links 05-23-15

May 23, 2015

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By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS, QCE*

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Monday 25th

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Interesting Vote In Hopkinton

Attention Franklin Town Council!!!

Hopkinton selectmen decline beer/wine license.

Based on “Need does not exist” AND “with four other liquor stores already in plan within a two-mile stretch”

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What Beer Are You?

 

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10 great beers that you can find just about anywhere

They may not necessarily be the best of the best, but they’re the best that you can find at most liquor stores

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-great-beers-that-you-can-find-just-about-anywhere-2015-05-15

BEST BEER INSTAGRAMMERS

? Looking for some beer-obsessed photographers to follow on Instagram?

http://imbibemagazine.com/best-beer-instagrammers/

Red, white, rose, sparkling: Which wine is the healthiest?

Are there certain wine brands that are healthier than others?

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/red-white-rose-sparkling-which-wine-is-the-healthiest-10252984.html

Boston Wine Safaris

Tour the Neighborhood, Taste the Wine

http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/tour-the-neighborhood-taste-the-wine/33032758

Buying wine at Costco

Many wine buyers feel as if Costco doesn’t have a true appreciation for the wine business and the products they sell.

http://nooga.com/169962/uncorked-buying-wine-at-costco/

8 Details About Wine That Will Cultivate You

Wine is the classiest beverage in the world. Here are 8 details about wine that will surprise and cultivate your knowledge.

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Industries Where Employees Drink The Most

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Wine Maps

Great website for wine map views

http://www.everyvine.com/wine-regions/

TOP 10 WAYS TO REUSE A WINE BOTTLE

Rather than being recycled, why not consider turning your empty bottles into a nifty gadget,

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/05/top-10-ways-to-reuse-a-wine-bottle/

THE MISTRAL – IT AIN’T JUST SOME SILLY BREEZE – IT’S WHAT MAKES FRENCH WINE AWESOME

Much has been made about the mythic wind of France known as the Mistral, so often cited as the reason many French wines are so delicious

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http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mistral-it-aint-just-some-silly-breeze-its-what-makes-french-wine-awesome/

How Bourbon Became “America’s Native Spirit”

Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2015/05/bourbon_empire_lewis_rosenstiel_and_how_bourbon_became_america_s_native.html

Barrel Aged Beers You Need To Try

Barrel-aging beer has been happening for centuries, yet it’s only recently that the concept has taken hold again with the new breed of extremely experimental craft brewers across the world.

http://chilledmagazine.com/barrel-aged-beer/

 

If You Place A Wine Glass Over A Candle, Something Magical Happens

Get ready for the grownup version of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

http://boredomtherapy.com/wine-glass-candle-trick/?as=6027395807684

NEW 90+ Sangria

Boston-based Latitude Beverage Company, known for its 90+ Cellars wine brand, is introducing a new Sangria label, Mija. Latitude’s Mija Sangria is made with 100% real fruit juice—including pomegranate, açai and Mediterranean blood orange—and retails at around $11 a bottle. The 9.5%-abv entry is packaged in a 750-ml. bottle with a flip top. Mija Sangria is debuting this week at retail in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Vermont and Washington, D.C

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Washington wine industry partners on U.S. Open corporate tent

Next month’s U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay west of Tacoma is viewed as the most important sporting event ever staged in Washington state, and the Washington State Wine Commission has made sure many of its best wines will be poured near the 18th tee throughout the tournament.

http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/05/18/washington-wine-industry-partners-on-u-s-open-corporate-tent/

#DrinkPink: 18 Things Every Rosé Wine Fan Needs to Know

Because when the weather warms up, we like to see the world through Rosé-colored glasses.

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http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/news/a3189/18-things-you-didnt-know-about-rose/

Liquor licenses can be liquid asset

According to the State House News Service, the Dracut Democrat floated legislation before a House committee this week

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/editorial/ci_28137933/liquor-licenses

The ultimate test: what beer are you?

Sometimes, you know, there are questions that don’t let go of you your whole life long. Do I work hard enough? Am I good-looking enough? And, of course, the most important question of them all: what beer am I?

I was a Pilsner!

https://blog.krones.com/craftbeer/the-ultimate-test-what-beer-are-you/

BUFFALO TRACE UNVEILS EXPERIMENTAL BOURBONS

Buffalo Trace has released two 10-year-old French oak barrel aged Bourbons as part of the distillery’s exclusive Experimental Collection.

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http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2015/05/buffalo-trace-unveils-experimental-bourbons/?article-source=newsletter&source=430&date=2015-05-20

EXPLORING THE WINES OF BRAZIL

Brazil happens to be the fifth largest producer of wine in the southern hemisphere behind Chile, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina.

http://chilledmagazine.com/exploring-the-wines-of-brazil/

Can White Wine Give You Dandruff?

“Dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of a certain yeast on the scalp,” she says. “And drinking white wine triggers the overgrowth of that yeast in people who are prone to dandruff. It can also exacerbate too-fast skin-cell turnover, which can cause dandruff.”

http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2015/05/white-wine-dandruff.html

Gin made with ants: Distillery adds new dimension to insect potential

A UK craft distiller and a Danish food lab have collaborated to produce Anty Gin: a product using the essence of red wood ants and botanicals.

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Sectors/Beer-Wine-Spirits-Cider/Gin-made-with-ants-Distillery-adds-new-dimension-to-insect-potential

The Jaw-Dropping Wines of South Africa’s Stellenbosch District

Stellenbosch is to South African wine much like Napa is to Californian wine.

http://winefolly.com/review/wines-south-africas-stellenbosch-district/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=534da00b3d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-534da00b3d-62472929&mc_cid=534da00b3d&mc_eid=d73340fcba

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Guess what’s happening this June in Franklin?

A small business scavenger hunt of course! The Ladybug Trek will occur between June 12th- June 30th and will include many local businesses including us!

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Participants will use a mobile app to follow clues throughout the participating businesses to complete the hunt. The grand prize will total over $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses. More to come on this event in coming weeks!

This event is sponsored by the Small Shop Co-Op.

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Franklin Wine Club Meeting

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Wine Explorers wanted!

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June 9th

Wines From Chile

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June 16th

Beer Tasting

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Wines Of Languedoc France

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC

Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

We’re an independent wine education and event company, providing unique classes, wine tasting events and personalized consulting. As a professional with a dozen years in the wine business, my favorite part of the job was helping people just like you pick out a great bottle. I’m excited to help you learn about wine in a relaxed environment where you can ask any question, no matter how small or basic.

www.VinitasWineWorks.com

Next Classes Held In Our Wine Room

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

In The Mood To Try Something New, Or Want A Little Personalized Help In Navigating Our Aisles? Check Out The New Free Vinobly App Which Makes Personalized Recommendations From Wines In Our Store. You Can Find Wine To Pair With Your Meal, Or Take Their Fun 3-Question Palate Profiler Quiz To Get Started

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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The best wine maps in the business!!

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De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table

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All Our Wines Are Reviewed On Quini

Great wine educational and tasting app.

Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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