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Franklin Wine Club Dutton Goldfield Event

October 20, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Dutton Goldfield And Ports

An Education And Tasting 

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Thursday October  19th 2017

 

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

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

 

The Wines:

 

 

Wine #1

2015 Russian River Chardonnay


750ml $39.99

 

Wine #2

2014 Walker Hill Chardonnay


750ml $61.99

 

Wine #3

2015 Russian River Pinot Noir

750ml $46.99

 

Wine #4

2014 Freestone Hill Pinot Noir

750ml $79.99

 

Wine #5

Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny



750ml $19.99

 

Wine #6

2012 Quinta Do Crasto LBV

750ml $22.99

 

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Liquor Industry News/Links 10-16-17

October 16, 2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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October 9, 2017

 

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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

  AND MORE!

 

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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October 12th

Exploring Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

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

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

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

SPECIAL OFFER!

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

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

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

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

You can also use on any Android device.

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

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

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

Please explore it while you taste and gain the rewards!

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

 

October 19th

7Pm

Dutton Goldfield Wines And More

Hosts: John Schultz

Samantha Straw

John Will Present:

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

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

 

We will explore 4 very limited wines from Dutton Goldfield.

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

Also

Samantha Will Present:

A Tale of Two Ports

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

Showing: Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Port

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

Johns Bio:

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

Samantha Bio:

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

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

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

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

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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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 10-02-17

October 2, 2017

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

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This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

The 6 healthiest alcohols you should be drinking

NOTION THAT ONE IN 10 WINES IS CORKED IS ‘A MYTH’

By the Numbers: The Wine and Spirits Industry

  AND MORE!

Lager Beer May Originate in South America and Not Germany, Research Suggests

Unearthed 1,000-year-old pottery remains could settle a bubbling debate and prove lager beer has its origins in South America.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/lager-beer-may-originate-south-america-not-germany-research-suggests-n802541

Dadbag Is a Fanny Pack That Looks Like a Hairy Beer Belly, Naturally

All of the dad bod, none of the crappy food.

https://www.fatherly.com/gear/dadbag-is-a-fanny-pack-that-looks-like-a-hairy-beer-belly/

 

New 90+ Wine

Boston-based Latitude Beverage is introducing a new Lot 150 Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District. Retailing at $40 a bottle, Lot 150 is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, along with some Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It was aged for 22 months in French oak. 90+ Cellars Lot 150 is rolling out across the brand’s 15-state footprint. Latitude’s 90+ Cellars brand reached 350,000 cases last year, and has roughly doubled in size since 2013.

IN STOCK!!

What’s the right serving temperature?

The answer depends upon whether you are serving a white wine, a red wine or a rosé.

http://www.lohud.com/story/life/food/2017/09/19/wine-whats-right-serving-temperature/677031001/

Kate Hudson uses wine instead of weights for her workout

One thing the weight training didn’t include was actual weights, with Hudson opting for two bottles of rosé instead.

http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2017/09/19/kate-hudson-uses-wine-instead-weights-for-her-workout.html

How Millennials Are Changing the Wine-Selling Game

Focusing on authenticity and adventure to make the sale

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/how-millennials-are-changing-the-wine-selling-game/

By the Numbers: The Wine and Spirits Industry

Wholesalers are vital contributors to local economies, employing more than 74,000 Americans at 3,000 locations nationwide. These employees earn $6.5 billion in wages annually.

http://www.wswa.org/facts-data

It’s Time to Go Beyond Beaujolais for Our Gamay Fix

Beaujolais isn’t the only region in France that can satisfy the wine world’s insatiable appetite for gamay.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/its-time-to-go-beyond-beaujolais-wine-for-our-gamay-fix/

BECOME A ‘VINEYARD TYCOON’ WITH SIMS-LIKE GAME TERROIR

A new game that lets users play at being a “vineyard tycoon” – without the financial risk – by building a virtual business from one vineyard to a sprawling estate has arrived, taking inspiration from games such as The Sims.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/become-a-vineyard-tycoon-with-sims-like-game-terroir/

Beam Suntory to launch Little Book whiskey range

Beam Suntory is set to release blended straight whiskey range Little Book – an annual limited-edition series created by Freddie Noe, eighth generation Beam family member.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/09/beam-suntory-to-release-little-book-whiskey-range/

Patrón unveils virtual reality distillery tour

Titled The Patrón Experience, the newly-released, augmented reality platform provides a portal to the distillery where consumers can learn about the unique characteristics and ageing process of ultra-premium Tequila.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/09/patron-unveils-virtual-reality-distillery-tour/

 

What Irma taught us: How to pair wine with a hurricane

So to distract you from ruminating on scenarios that involve huddling in an interior closet clutching your dog and a bottle of Merlot, we offer hurricane wine pairings that we came up with to keep from worrying about the size of the storm vs. the size of our windstorm deductible. Keep these tips handy, because you know damn well we’re going to have another scare before 2017 is over.

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article174461706.html

Drink like a mom: Glorious wine pairings with kids’ foods

When you’re a mom, pairing a smooth, silky glass of wine with a fresh fruit-and-cheese plate is more of a fantasy than a reality, like high heels.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/all-the-moms/2017/09/20/best-wine-pairings-snack-foods-moms/687389001/

 

Is Electric Sky the Future of Wine?

Wine is sometimes seen as too sophisticated for the sweaty crowds of Riot Fest or Lollapalooza.

Electric Sky Wine, a company owned by music label Interscope Records, is seeking to change that.

http://loyolaphoenix.com/2017/09/electric-sky-future-wine/

 

NOTION THAT ONE IN 10 WINES IS CORKED IS ‘A MYTH’

The figure that people quote about one in 10 wines bottled under cork having cork taint is a fallacy – there is no evidence to back this up – it’s a myth that has never been proved.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/notion-that-one-in-10-wines-is-corked-is-a-myth/

 

How Passion Investors Helped Revive Narragansett Beer

Once a dominant brand in New England, sales had gone flat in the 2000s. Then came a revival.

http://www.barrons.com/articles/how-passion-investors-helped-revive-narragansett-beer-1506130542

 

Overcoming the Kosher Conundrum in the U.S. Market

How Israeli wines are challenging perceptions and starting to establish their own identity in the American marketplace

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/overcoming-the-kosher-conundrum-in-the-u-s-market/

 

2017 Harvest Report: French Wineries Picking Smallest Crop Since 1945

Quality is high, but in many regions quantity is down by 50 percent after April’s frosts

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/French-Wineries-Harvesting-Smallest-Crop-Since-1945

 

Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country

https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/09/21/wine-institute-california-wine-tourism-survey

 


The Type of Wine Glass Majorly Affects the Taste of Your Wine!

We tested two wine glasses, both designed for Cabernet Sauvignon, that offered surprisingly different results. Find out which characteristics to pay attention to when looking for your perfect wine glass.

http://winefolly.com/episode/wine-glasses-majorly-affect-the-taste/?utm_source=Wine+Folly&utm_campaign=d3de42cec5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a18d8bdc1b-d3de42cec5-62472929&mc_cid=d3de42cec5&mc_eid=d73340fcba

 

The 6 healthiest alcohols you should be drinking

More often than not, when people try to “be healthy” or lose weight, they cut down on alcohol. If you’re looking to be healthier while drinking alcohol occasionally, these are the healthiest alcohols you can choose from.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-6-healthiest-alcohols-you-should-be-drinking-2017-9

 

How to Photograph White Wine on a Perfectly White Background

White wine in product photography can be easily made to glow and give a beautiful color and gradient through the glass. In this 9-minute tutorial, Dustin Dolby of workphlo shows a great way to achieve this with a simple setup.

https://petapixel.com/2017/09/21/photograph-white-wine-perfectly-white-background/

 

If Taste is All You Care About in Beer, You’re Missing the Point

Before you write off this article as the gripes of just another hipster beer snob, consider this: Taste, by definition, is elemental. What people mean when they say “taste” is flavor. Taste is one component of what manifests in your mind as flavor.

https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/limits-of-beer-taste-missing-the-point?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+craftbeercom+%28Craftbeer.com+»+All+Posts%29

“Shape of Cab” Lyric Video: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” Parody Songs & Funny Music Parodies

Jordan Winery debuts its latest funny music video.

http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2017/09/shape-of-cab-lyric-video-ed-sheeran-shape-of-you-parody-songs-funny-music-parodies/

DEGAS SCULPTURES FOUND TO BE FILLED WITH WINE CORKS

Scientists have discovered that three 19th century wax sculptures by French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas are padded out with wine corks.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/degas-sculptures-filled-with-wine-corks/

 

MAKE YOUR OWN PROSECCO KIT LAUNCHED

Mysecco kits come with sugar and yeast sachets. All you need to do is pour warm water into the glass bottle then add the sugar and yeast.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/make-your-own-prosecco-kit-launched/

 

THESE ARE THE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS THAT MAKE WINE TASTE SO GOOD

Here are some of the most notable, grouped by the sense with which you’ll notice the chemical most.

https://vinepair.com/articles/chemical-compounds-wine-taste-smell/

 

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money

Calling all oenophiles! The nearest first-rate producers might be a lot closer than you think

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/new-us-wine-regions

 

Why You Should Become a Wine Snob

We are all for cheap, trashy beer—but when it comes to wine, it’s a completely different equation.

https://www.gq.com/story/drink-better-wine

 

Why Natural Bottles Deserve a Place on White Tablecloths

Sommelier Amanda Smeltz makes an argument for natural wines in fine dining

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-natural-bottles-deserve-a-place-on-white-tablecloths/

Spanish Variety Mencia Sees First Harvest in California Vineyard

A red wine grape variety native to Spain, was harvested September 14 from Silvaspoons Vineyards near Galt, located in the Alta Mesa sub-appellation of the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA)

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=189971

 

New Johnnie Walker Black

Diageo is launching a special edition of Johnnie Walker Black Label in collaboration with the new film Blade Runner 2049. Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut is a limited edition developed by master blender Jim Beveridge along with the film’s director Denis Villeneuve. The new whisky, which features futuristic packaging, is at 49% abv and retails at $90 a bottle. A total of 39,000 bottles of The Director’s Cut were produced. Johnnie Walker Black Label was also featured in the original Blade Runner film 35 years ago.

 

DEVICE MAY HELP DRINKERS AVOID ALCOHOL TAINTED WITH DEADLY CHEMICALS

The tricky part of telling if your vacation cocktail is contaminated is that it typically tastes no different than untainted versions. For those concerned, there’s a device that may be able to detect fake spirits before the bottle is even opened.

http://www.newsweek.com/device-may-help-drinkers-avoid-alcohol-tainted-deadly-chemicals-669251?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=ec2811eecd-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+25%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-ec2811eecd-36686829

Like lambic? You need to meet its little brother, meerts

As few as two U.S. breweries produce this refreshing sibling to lambic.

http://draftmag.com/meerts-lambic-beer-funk-factory/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=065ea9dc5d-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+26%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-065ea9dc5d-36686829

How Can You Tell if a Young Wine Will Age?

Find out how the “second-day test” can give you a clue into whether a vintage of a wine is worthy of the cellar or best enjoyed at your next dinner party.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/09/25/how-can-you-tell-if-a-young-wine-will-age/

The Real Difference Between a $10 and $100 Bottle of Wine

If you answered $90, you are only partially right.

https://www.inc.com/jim-schleckser/what-is-the-difference-between-a-10-and-100-bott.html

 

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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.

Recent Press

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

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

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

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Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

 

Medway Community Education Winter Programs

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Tuesday, October 17                        Decoding American Wine Labels

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

Thursday, December 7                     Decoding European Wine Labels

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

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

 

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French Wine Scholar Programs

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

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

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

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

 

WINE TASTING 101

Tuesday Oct 10th 7PM

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

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

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

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

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

 

Exploring French Wine Regions

Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

Lets take a tasting tour around France.

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

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

 

Popping The Cork On Sparking Wines

Tuesday Nov 21st 7PM

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

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

 

Norfolk Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

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

Millis Recreation

Three Classes:

Noble Grape Varieties

Decoding American Wine Labels

Decoding European Wine Labels

 

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

 

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Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

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Vinitas Winework

Liquor Industry News/Links 09-25-17

September 25, 2017

 

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-25-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine Tasting is the Best Client Marketing Activity

Kentucky Bourbon stocks reach 44-year high

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sulfites

  AND MORE!

 

Wine: the oldest tricks in the book

Wine producers are employing ever more ingenious marketing tools to make us part with our hard-earned cash

An emotive label encourages people to spend more on a bottle of wine. That mainly relates to descriptions, but it could equally well apply to names and images.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/14/wine-producers-marketing-ploys-virgin-aldi-fiona-beckett

How to get the best bang for your buck on most restaurant wine lists

Scanning the wine list at a restaurant and settling on a familiar name — only to notice the price is sometimes two or three times what we’ve paid at a wine shop.

http://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-bang-for-your-buck-restaurant-wine-lists-tom-colicchio2017-9

Build These Wine Cocktails Directly in the Bottle

The “built-in-can” cocktail is a well-established mainstay in the drinks world—but what about “built-in-bottle”?

http://punchdrink.com/articles/wine-cocktail-recipes-built-directly-in-bottle/

Boston Beer? More Like Tea and Seltzer

Boston Beer grew up around craft beers, but these days most of its growth is coming from spiked tea. How long until the buzz fades?

http://www.barrons.com/articles/boston-beer-more-like-tea-and-seltzer-1505495982

Top 10 U.S. Wine Distributors

An introduction to the 10 wine distributors and their executives, ranked by their importance to U.S. wineries

https://www.winesandvines.com/features/article/189047/Top%2010%20U.S.%20Wine%20Distributors

Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media

“If you don’t have a website that drives your window to the world, you’re left behind. Consumers will see it. It takes a split second to make a decision about your brand – and 80 percent of wineries on a global basis don’t understand this.”

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/09/13/experts-fear-wine-industry-behind-social-media

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sulfites

How somms and salespeople deal with the dreaded “S” word—and try to dispel the myths about sulfites in wine

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-sulfites/

MillerCoors to Release Redd’s Black Cherry Ale

Redd’s Apple Ale is releasing its second limited-edition flavor of the year: Redd’s Black Cherry Ale, adding more variety to its refreshing beer lineup.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/millercoors-release-redds-black-cherry-ale?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=7e8faca1c1-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+15%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-7e8faca1c1-36686829

28 OF THIS FALL’S FIRST CROP OF PUMPKIN BEERS, TASTED AND RANKED

Most of the beers we tasted fall into the category of pumpkin PIE beers, not pumpkin beers.

https://vinepair.com/articles/fall-2017-best-pumpkin-beers/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fd7c62ddd5-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+13%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fd7c62ddd5-36686829

Older Men Drink More Regularly, but Younger Men Drink More

How the champagne wine glass is killing the flute

Aficionados despair at drinking champagne from bad glasses, but alternatives are coming

https://www.ft.com/content/22656fcc-2047-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c

Kentucky Bourbon stocks reach 44-year high

More than 6.8 million barrels of Bourbon are maturing in Kentucky, equivalent to 1.5 barrels for every person living in the state, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/09/kentucky-bourbon-stocks-reach-44-year-high/

BIKE MADE FROM WHISKY BARRELS ROLLED OUT

A bike made with staves from old Glenmorangie whisky casks has gone on sale at an eye-watering $6,950 a pop in what its makers claim to be a world first.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/bike-made-from-whisky-barrels-rolled-out/

ROSÉ: MORE THAN JUST SUMMER WATER

Rosé Wine: easy-drinking, pink swill loved by all and hated by none.

https://thebacklabel.com/rose-more-than-just-summer-water/?rs_oid_rd=56508886019990&utm_source=retention_science_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sunday_9_17_17#.Wb6Eka2ZN8c

Wine Tasting is the Best Client Marketing Activity

Wine tasting, the survey says, is better than outdoor events with 40% of respondents rating it above outdoor activities.

https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/09/wine-tasting-best-client-marketing-activity/

3 regions in New York that produce the best wine

New York is a state that produces a great deal of wine compared with most others, and because of where it is situated (ie, the northeast), it has a winemaking history that dates back centuries. Although New York wines are not readily available all across the country, they are worth getting to know.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-food-new-york-wine-region-0915-story.html

How to Pair Weed and Wine

As it becomes increasingly legally available, marijuana is shedding its shady rep and moving into a more refined role. Fancy people can now enjoy very fancy pot, and some of them are even pairing it with wine.

https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-pair-weed-and-wine-1804641618

The Strange Life Cycle of Pumpkin Beer

Three brewers tell us how they make it

http://www.extracrispy.com/drinks/3966/pumpkin-beer-production

Is English Pinot Noir really getting better?

It’s the second most planted variety in the country, with 323ha as of 2016, accounting for almost one quarter of total plantings (as a comparison Pinot is 38% of plantings in Champagne). But in a country where sparkling accounts for 70% of all wines, and reds and even rosés make up just 10% of bottles, it’s a rare winemaker who chooses to hold back on their precious Pinot grapes and then run the risk of them not ripening sufficiently for still wines.

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/english-pinot-noir-wine-quality-376204/#LRYFpdo2mqtAFBsp.99

Plaimont permitted to reintroduce long-lost Tardif grape

Plaimont Producers, the co-operative in South West France, has succeeded in gaining permission to reintroduce the long-lost grape variety ‘Tardif’.

http://drinksretailingnews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/16916/Plaimont_permitted_to_reintroduce_long-lost_Tardif_grape.html

Number of California Wineries Soars 190% in 10 years

NUMBER OF BEER SKUS RETREATING FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 5 YEARS

At the end of August, the number of active items in the craft segment dropped to about 9,021, down 5.7 percent from a peak of 9,537.

http://www.millercoorsblog.com/news/number-of-beer-skus-declines-in-2017-for-first-time-in-more-than-5-years/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=479111f925-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+19%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-479111f925-36686829

10 Things You Should Know About French Wine

France is currently the second largest wine-producing country in the world, churning out roughly 6 billion bottles each year. Here’s what you need to know to sound like an expert, brought to you by L’Aventure Languedoc.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/09/18/10-things-know-french-wine/

Should You Be Decanting Your Wine?

Decanting is when you pour of a bottle of wine into another vessel, ideally a decanter but a blender, pitcher, or hell, an old glass vase will do.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/decanting-wine

Opening Warm Champagne Leads to a Pop of Blue

This flash of color is caused by the same process that colors the sky with its blue hues

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/opening-warm-champagne-leads-pop-blue-180964937/#kqyfwjKamUExdmCf.99

THE HISTORY OF THE CHAMPAGNE RIOTS

From 1910 to 1911, riots broke out in the villages of Champagne where violence caused the streets to run with spilt wine.

https://thebacklabel.com/the-history-of-the-champagne-riots/?rs_oid_rd=57685707059094&utm_source=retention_science_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tuesday_9_19_17#.WcFgva2ZN8c

 
Beer pairings for parents

Fathers need to be told what beer pairs well with what situation. I’m here for you, fellow dads.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/daddy-days-beer-pairings-for-parents/ZlOfVlZRJxv9YHX5ToMUrI/

 

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments

What’s the role of emotion in the perception of wine?

If you are tired, or feeling low, this almost acts as a filter through which perception passes. It changes the experience of the world. Likewise, if you are feeling happy or elated, this will change how the world seems to you.

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/whats-the-role-of-emotion-in-the-perception-of-wine

WHAT DO THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING CHAMPAGNES TASTE LIKE?

The biggest names in Champagne may be highly recognisable, but what do they taste like? We assess the top 10 leading labels for style and quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/09/what-do-the-worlds-best-selling-champagnes-taste-like-part-1/

NFL’s return boosted beer consumption 36% on opening Sunday

Beers produced in the United States were the beverage of choice, with more than half (50.5%) of beer drinkers opting for domestic options. Bud Light and Miller Lite proved to be the most popular options, ahead of craft beers and IPAs.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/09/16/nfls-return-boosted-beer-consumption-36-on-opening-sunday.html

 

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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/

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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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Thursday, September 21     Noble Grape Varieties

A great introduction to the basics of wine grapes and the six varieties that produce most of the wines that consumers are familiar with. We’ll discuss what makes these grapes so special, where you’ll see them grown, and which famous wines you’ll find them in. And of course we’ll taste all six!

 

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 09-18-17

September 18, 2017

 

Franklin Liquors

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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

09-18-2017

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine: you can learn a lot from reading the label

Red Wine vs White Wine: The Real Differences

How To Pretend To Be A Wine Expert Quickly

  AND MORE!

 

Exploring the Future of Cork Closures

The largest cork manufacturer says its corks will be TCA free by 2020. How will that affect the industry?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/exploring-the-future-of-cork-closures/

Vintage Champagne: a Dying Breed?

As Champagne houses concentrate on prestige cuvées, what is the future for the vintage stuff?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/09/vintage-champagne-a-dying-breed

Increase in US wine consumption over 10 years

The graph shows that the biggest boozers are in the District of Columbia. Indeed, the per person consumption in DC is more than double that of fully 37 of the states. This may explain some of the decisions that come out of Washington.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/09/increase-in-us-wine-consumption-over-10.html

4 Reasons to Choose an Organic Prosecco Wine

Why would I choose and buy an Organic Prosecco or even more generally an organic wineinstead of a conventional (non-organic) one?

http://socialvignerons.com/2017/09/06/4-reasons-to-choose-an-organic-prosecco-wine/

Why Is So Much Wine Writing Bad?

Wine writer and novelist Jay McInerney says there’s too much technical language and too many references to flowers

https://www.eater.com/2017/9/5/16228240/jay-mcinerney-bad-wine-writing-interview

These wines are cheap and available everywhere. But are any worth drinking?

Mass-market labels such as Barefoot, Yellow Tail and Cupcake are everywhere, rather than the smaller family-owned wineries more common to wine stores.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/these-wines-are-cheap-and-ubiquitous-but-are-any-of-them-worth-drinking/2017/09/01/714d605c-8da9-11e7-91d5-ab4e4bb76a3a_story.html?utm_term=.47f71905b52e

Why We Should Drink Wine At Breakfast

Wine at breakfast is totally acceptable in France, Italy and Spain

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/drink-wine-breakfast-why-good-continental-europe-health-red-white-coffee-brunch-prosecco-a7930701.html

Red Wine vs White Wine: The Real Differences

The differences between red and white wines go far beyond just the choice of grapes and the color. Here are several fascinating facts about the real differences between red and white wines.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/red-wine-vs-white-wine-the-real-differences/

DOES BEER TASTE BETTER FROM A BOTTLE OR A CAN?

Science says it’s all in your head

https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog/2017/09/05/does-beer-taste-better-from-a-bottle-or-a-can/

WHAT’S IN THAT $5 BOTTLE OF TRADER JOE’S OR TARGET WINE?

How are these wines so cheap? The reality might make you pause before filling up that shopping cart.

https://vinepair.com/articles/trader-joes-target-wines-cheap-budget/

12 Oldest Wine Companies In The World

Which are the oldest wine companies? A question that crosses the minds of many wine enthusiasts.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/12-oldest-wine-companies-in-the-world-1

New Ménage à Trois Decadence

Ménage à Trois Decadence promises to be the portfolio’s most lavish, over-the-top Cabernet Sauvignon yet,

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/provocative-wine-brand-launches-menage-a-trois-decadence-300509320.html

 

How To Pretend To Be A Wine Expert Quickly

If tasting a wine makes you break out in a sweat, we’ve got you

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/wine-guide-how-to-become-expert-pretend-bluff-red-white-connoisseur-quickly-a7934301.html

Go Back to (Wine) School With These 7 Lessons

Your wine school curriculum: Understand reviews, a blind tasting party, discover wine’s origins, study sparkling, survey Malbec, somm speak, and winery visits.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/09/07/go-back-to-wine-school-with-these-7-lessons/

How To Collect Good Wine With High Alcohol Content

If you’re just getting started as a wine collector, you might have noticed that wine critics and other enthusiasts rarely, if ever, talk about wine’s intoxicating effects

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2017/09/07/how-to-collect-good-wine-with-high-alcohol-content/

New Pumpkin-Flavored Beers For Fall

Breweries launch beers that take the traditional pumpkin brew to the next level.

http://marketwatchmag.com/new-pumpkin-flavored-beers-for-fall/

In the mood for wine: Where and how you enjoy it affects what you think

Your ability to taste can also change daily, hourly, depending on what you have eaten.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc-setting-matters-wine-food-0908-20170906-column.html

MillerCoors Tries a New Light Beer Brand Called Two Hats

Up against tough competition from liquor and craft brews, MillerCoors is trying yet another new brand in hopes of luring young adult drinkers. A new fruity light beer brand called Two Hats will hit the market early next year in 16-ounce cans.

http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/millercoors-a-light-beer-brand-called-hats/310384/

CAN AN ALGORITHM DECODE YOUR PALATE TO FIND YOUR PERFECT WINE?

Approximately 23 percent of wine consumers use apps to make wine-purchasing decisions

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/algorithm-apps-wine-clubs/

2016 Figures for the Oregon wine industry

Case sales for the state reached nearly 3.4 million in 2016, a 10 percent increase over 2015

http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20170907/just-out-2016-figures-for-oregon-wine-industry

The Impact of Wildfires on Wine

Fire, smoke, and ash–always an unwelcome prelude to harvest.

http://winefolly.com/update/the-impact-of-wildfires-on-wine/

The Essential Guide To Reading A French Wine Label

By reading a French wine label, you can discover important information about the wine, including where the grapes were grown and how the wine was bottled.

http://blog.vinfolio.com/2017/09/08/the-essential-guide-to-reading-a-french-wine-label/

From an Undervalued Region in France, New Energy, New Inspiration and Great Wines

Vines in Cahors are largely planted on a series of alluvial and gravel terraces rising from the Lot River, or on the plateau (or causse) above the terrace, where the limestone bedrock is covered by only a thin layer of soil.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/dining/wine-france-cahors-malbec.html

U.S. Alcohol Consumption Continues Decline Among All Age Groups Including Underage

Why women are picking prosecco over champagne

Sales of the Italian wine are soaring faster than you can say “I’ll be there in a prosecco”, but what’s the secret behind its sparkling success?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-39216865#

The Science of Wine Oxidation

Oxidized, oxidative, oxidated—when it comes to winemaking, what does it all mean?

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/the-science-of-wine-oxidation/

PUMPKIN ALE

The basic concept is simple: beer brewed with pumpkin. But this being an age of wild craft beer creativity, the way pumpkin is incorporated can vary.

https://vinepair.com/beer-101/pumpkin-ale-beer-style-guide/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=439e5e92b0-The+Daily+Brew%3A+September+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-439e5e92b0-36686829

New Wine Institute Video Series Celebrates “California Wines: Behind the Glass”

Conveys the appeal of the regions, climates, grapes and people that come together to make California wine. The short films are set with backdrops of the Golden State’s iconic and aspirational landscapes.

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/931463/47bdedae59/1549931847/c130b1a1bc/

How Instagram is driving wine trends

America has the largest number of Instagram users in the world, with Russia second

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/how-instagram-driving-wine-trends

Wine: you can learn a lot from reading the label

The label on the back of a wine bottle can be a little confusing, but it will often contain a mine of useful information

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/07/what-you-can-learn-from-wine-labels-vintage-abv-style-fiona-beckett

Is Vermont becoming the Napa Valley of beer?

This area has always held a nostalgic place in my heart that’s groovy, natural and true. But standing in line at the Alchemist, I worry that Vermont may be transforming into some kind of touristy, theme-park “Napa Valley of beer.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/is-vermont-becoming-the-napa-valley-of-beer/2017/09/06/20cc3a2c-786e-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.448db1863fe2

Wine spends so little on ads, that labels will make or break sales at POS

Pot use soaring, alcohol not so much

 

Drawing the Natural Wine Battle Lines

After two pieces focusing on organics and biodynamics in the vineyard, we conclude this series by focusing more on the natural wine movement, which, in a way, is just asking for trouble.

One crucial caveat is that products under the natural wine banner are not guaranteed to be free of sulfite additions. These are kept to low levels, perhaps under 30mg/liter for reds and 40mg/liter for white wines, but this figure varies among different charters, and may exceed requirements for certification as organic wine under USDA regulations. Sulfur usage remains an area of debate within the natural movement itself.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/09/drawing-the-natural-wine-battle-lines

 

Marketing olive oils like wine

OLIVES are as diverse in flavour as wine is and the olive industry is banding together to create regional palate profiles for different olive varieties.

https://www.southburnetttimes.com.au/news/marketing-olive-oils-like-wine/3222561/

 

Torrid temperatures shrivel California wine grapes to raisins

Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines, in many cases dehydrated by excessive daytime temperatures that weren’t cooling down enough at night

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Torrid-temperatures-shrivel-California-wine-12184366.php

 

14 Ways To Present Wine To Consumers

The way the wine trade categorizes wines for the purpose of discussing and selling them and for educational purposes.

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2017/09/14-ways-present-wine-consumers/

 

Scientists identify grape varieties ideal for New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying eight grape varieties to see which are best suited for growing in the state and in much of the rest of New England.

http://www.thepacker.com/news/scientists-identify-grape-varieties-ideal-new-hampshire

 

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye to launch in US

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is charcoal-mellowed and then matured in new American oak barrels. It has a grain bill of 70% rye, 18% corn, and 12% malted barley.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/09/jack-daniels-tennessee-rye-to-launch-in-us/

 

Can you taste the color of wine?

We asked a group of Washington Post colleagues to taste a variety of wines to see if they could identify blue wine. This is what they tasted.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/lifestyle/food/can-you-taste-the-color-of-wine/2017/09/11/199a26cc-9706-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_video.html?utm_term=.2be811eea498

 

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Franklin Wine Club 

Wine Explorers wanted!

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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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Thursday, September 21     Noble Grape Varieties

A great introduction to the basics of wine grapes and the six varieties that produce most of the wines that consumers are familiar with. We’ll discuss what makes these grapes so special, where you’ll see them grown, and which famous wines you’ll find them in. And of course we’ll taste all six!

 

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

 

Italian Wine Tasting/Education

Thursday Sept 14th 7PM

Let’s take a tasting tour around Italy. We will discuss regions, laws, and explore unique wines from all over Italy. Don’t let wines from Italy confuse you; learn what grapes grow best where and more!

 https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2340

 

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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