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Liquor Industry News/Links 06-26-17

June 26, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-26-2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

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Promoting Wines I’ve Never Tasted ~ Yeah, Right

I was reading a story from a blogger that was requested to promote a wine he never tasted. (http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2017/06/14/promoting-wines-ive-never-tasted-yeah-right/ ) At Franklin Liquors if you see a tasting note that means we have tasted it! It is important to us to tell you the profile and story of each bottle we sell.

Its nice to see others in the wine world thinks that way.

 

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Your Guide to Becoming an Expert on Sparkling Wine

2017 Best Beers in America Results

YOUR FOOD PROBABLY HAS MORE SULFITES THAN YOUR WINE

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Here’s How Big Wine Gets To Avoid Environmental Rules in Napa

Neighbors say that laws don’t apply to people invested in Napa County’s influential wine industry.

https://www.linktv.org/shows/earth-focus/heres-how-big-wine-gets-to-avoid-environmental-rules-in-napa

Beer, Wine or Liquor? Data Shows More People Are Turning to the Hard Stuff

The country drank 3.5 million fewer nine-liter cases of alcohol overall in 2016 than it did the year before, with total consumption down to about 3.39 billion cases last year, according to the annual IWSR US Beverage Alcohol Review. But the volume of wine and liquor bought both increased, especially for whisky, tequila and cognac.

http://people.com/food/beer-wine-liquor-sales-alcohol-consumption-data/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_twitter

‘Independence’ Matters to Beer Drinkers, Says New Survey

The terms “independent” and “independently-owned” are relatively straightforward in their meaning; however, the survey had an even more interesting finding: These terms also ranked second-highest among words drinkers said would be “more likely” to influence their purchases. Only “drinkable” ranked higher.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/independence-matters-beer-drinkers-says-new-survey

Why blending wine is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry

The wines, composed of three, four, five or more unidentified and often disparate red varieties, emblazoned with flashy names and at times lurid identity systems, represent one of the fastest-growing segments in the country.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-wines-blend-comiskey-20170609-story.html

How High Are Wine Taxes In Your State?

The treatment of wine differs extensively across the states, and at higher rates than beer because of greater alcohol content.

https://taxfoundation.org/high-wine-taxes-state/

YOUR FOOD PROBABLY HAS MORE SULFITES THAN YOUR WINE

Dried fruits, bottled lemon/lime juices, molasses, sauerkraut, and pickled onions all contain over 100 ppm of sulfites, with dried fruits potentially containing a whopping 2,000 ppm — that’s over five times an average non-organic bottle of wine!

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

U.S. remains top opportunity for global wine industry, says new report

Findings:

Did you know that one in four bottles of wine is consumed outside the country where it’s made?

U.S. the leading market for wine consumption (13% of world consumption) and the 4th largest producer worldwide

https://blog.bankofthewest.com/2017/06/15/u-s-remains-top-opportunity-global-wine-industry-says-new-report/

Knob Creek unveils 25th anniversary Bourbon

Beam Suntory-owned Bourbon brand Knob Creek is celebrating its 25th year with the release of a cask strength single barrel expression, personally selected by master distiller Fred Noe.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/knob-creek-unveils-25th-anniversary-bourbon/

Is It Really So Wrong to Put Ice in Your Wine?

Should you go against everything you’ve ever heard and just throw a couple of ice cubes into your wineglass? And, if you do, is it really so wrong?

http://www.vogue.com/article/is-putting-ice-in-wine-okay

Tasmania has more in common with Burgundy than with the Barossa

Tasmanian wine can be hard to track down, but it’s well worth the effort

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/15/tasmanian-wine-more-burgundy-than-barossa-fiona-beckett

Why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America

Uruguay is no doubt a small wine country. The human population is outnumbered four to one by cows and Uruguay produces less wine than Japan. Although it might be dwarfed by nearby wine countries Argentina and Chile in size and production, there are many reasons why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Why-Uruguay-is-one-of-the-most-exciting-wine-countries-in-South-America

THE FLAVORS IN YOUR FAVORITE BEERS VISUALIZED

How many of these smells and tastes have you recognized while drinking your favorite beer?

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-flavors-in-your-favorite-beers-visualized/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4d8f9c7bf0-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+14%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4d8f9c7bf0-36686829

What does moderate wine consumption mean as we age?

Moderation means to have enough wine to enjoy with company of family or friends. Drinking wine to solve problems will not work any better than drinking water or milk will. Ask yourself then, why is it you drink wine?

http://www.minotdailynews.com/life/food/2017/06/world-of-wine-what-does-moderate-wine-consumption-mean-as-we-age/

 

Muscadines-Backbone of Alabama Wine Industry

Vitis rotundifolia, grow best in Alabama which accounts for their use by local wineries.

http://news.aces.edu/blog/2017/06/12/muscadines-backbone-alabama-wine-industry/

How to: Pairing pie and beer

Nothing completes a meal like a tall pint and a slice of pie. (But if you go with pie and beer as the main course, we won’t tell.)

http://draftmag.com/how-to-pair-pie-and-beer/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=fe91617e81-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+19%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-fe91617e81-36686829

U.S. Champagne Market Rolls On, As Millennials Reach For Bubbly

Champagne is on a strong upswing in the U.S. market.

MEXICAN BEER LABEL SHOWS TRUMP WEARING SWASTIKA

“We knew that a Trump label was going to be controversial, but it’s been selling extremely fast.”

http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Mexican-beer-label-shows-Trump-wearing-swastika-497181

 

10 OF THE WORLD’S LEAST FATTENING BEERS

According to Drinkaware, a 175ml glass of standard red or white wine will set you back around 160 calories, while an average pint of beer contains around 180 calories.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/10-of-the-worlds-least-fattening-beers/

Should you put wine in the freezer? 

You’re looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine but realise it’s not been chilled. Is the freezer your best option? And what happens when it goes wrong?


http://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/put-wine-in-freezer-ask-decanter-371106/#gRG1qqJOjDeqbChE.99

5 ways to be a better wine drinker

So here are a few suggestions I’ve observed over the years, mostly based on my own bumbling attempts sometimes to extol the virtues of wine.

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/wine_press_5_ways_to_be_a_bett.html

 

Where Did Wine Come From?

No. It wasn’t France. Nor was it Italy. The European wine grape, also known as vitis Vinifera, originated in an unexpected place.

http://winefolly.com/review/where-did-wine-come-from/

Forget everything you know about pairing wine with food
Here are the six mistakes they say many people make.


http://www.executivestyle.com.au/forget-everything-you-know-about-pairing-wine-with-food-gwufyy

 

How to Drink Beer All Summer Long Without Getting a Beer Gut

Crack open a cold one with the boys AND mitigate the doughiness.

http://www.gq.com/story/drink-beer-without-the-beer-gut

 

2017 Best Beers in America Results

2017 Best Beers in America survey including Top Ranked Beers, Top Breweries, Best Porfolio and Top Imports.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2017-best-beers-america-results/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=8aa876dcc4-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+20%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-8aa876dcc4-36686829

Why Drinking Wine Causes Very Dry Mouth, And How Eating Cheese Helps Prevent It

The food combination pair of astringent wine with fatty cheese, opposing foods of sensory perception, help create a more balanced mouth feel.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/why-drinking-wine-causes-very-dry-mouth-and-how-eating-cheese-helps-prevent-it-419170

Award-Winning Sommelier Offers New Wine Program Using Adaptive Learning Technology

Vknow Offers New Confidence and Knowledge for Business Executives Receiving the Wine List

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/award-winning-sommelier-offers-new-wine-program-using-adaptive-learning-technology-300476284.html

http://vknowwine.com

Wine labels and what they’re not telling you

What a wine label doesn’t tell you is actually quite a lot.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/93715607/wine-labels-and-what-theyre-not-telling-you

Your Guide to Becoming an Expert on Sparkling Wine

From Prosecco and Cava to vintage Champagne, learn to understand the differences among sparkling wines, how they’re made, and how to choose the right one.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/06/19/your-guide-to-becoming-an-expert-on-sparkling-wine/

 

Spill the Wine: How Trump is Using His Vineyards to Scam America

“Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/spill-the-wine-how-trump-is-using-his-vineyards-to.html

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How to Open Wax-Sealed Wine Bottles –Quick Tip

You’ll look like a pro if you follow winemaker Nicolas Potel’s easy steps to pulling corks on wax-sealed bottles.

http://video.winespectator.com/play/id/5464299322001/name/How_to_Open_Wax+Sealed_Wine_Bottles_+Quick_Tip

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Franklin Wine Club 

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

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https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

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.

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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

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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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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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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 06-19-17

June 19, 2017

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

06-19-2017

 

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Franklin Liquors And Vinitas WineWorks Podcast

We Now Have A Podcast!!

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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Listen On Franklin Radio 102,9FM

 

Horizon Beverage Mondavi And Prisoner Event

Another Great Education And Tasting Event This Week.

 

Take Care

Franklin Liquors

Mike & Mark

 

#shopfranklin

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Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

Looking for a hard-to-find wine? Tap into this sommelier secret weapon

Your dad’s favorite beer is making a huge comeback thanks to hipsters — and execs are thrilled

  AND MORE!

 

Franklin Liquors New Daily Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW)

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 Our Daily Wine Newspaper

https://t.co/uSKfS74nvQ 

 

More On Tap Newsletter Updates

Get Notified As Son As Specials And Events Are Added

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The Wonderful World of Wine (WWW) Podcast

Listen On Our Facebook Page OR On Franklin Radio 102.9 FM

 

Donald Trump’s Proposal to ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Could Cause Beer Prices to Rise

Should U.S. authorities decide to take action against foreign imports, the cans and overall prices of beer could rise, brewing companies said, according to Bloomberg.

http://time.com/money/4812581/donald-trump-aluminum-beer-prices/

Climate Change Is Coming for Your Favorite Wine

Changing weather patterns are already impacting your favorite pinot noir — just ask your sommelier

https://www.eater.com/2017/6/9/15711706/climate-change-wine-burgundy-chablis-california

8 housewarming gifts for the wine-loving host

Think outside of the box with these gift ideas for wine lovers

http://mashable.com/2017/06/09/gifts-wine-loving-host/#U87EfyTlFEqr

P.F. Chang’s launches proprietary wines

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has teamed up with Browne Family Vineyards of Walla Walla, Wash., to introduce two wines available only at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain’s 215 restaurants.

http://www.nrn.com/beverage-trends/pf-chang-s-launches-proprietary-wines

Common ‘Wine Terms’—and What They Really Mean

Sometimes talking about wine can seem like dancing about architecture: impossible. Many people don’t quite know what they want or are looking for in a wine, and worse still, they may not use the right language to convey their meaning.

http://blog.wallywine.com/2017/06/common-wine-terms-and-what-they-really-mean/

BEAUJOLAIS WINE IS IN BLOOM

Many see Gamay as the poor relation but as investment pours into Beaujolais, this lesser known variety is producing some super wines.

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http://www.snooth.com/articles/beaujolais-wine-is-in-bloom-6943/

Prosecco – We Love It – for now!

Prosecco has been enjoyed since Roman times, but only as a sparkling wine since the late 19th Century.  Most consumers of Prosecco probably don’t know that it is a legally delimited region in EU and World Trade Organisation (WTO) law. Perhaps that is not surprising for a region that as a legal entity producing sparkling wine is less than a decade old

http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2017/06/prosecco-love-now/

Wine From Tenerife – The Canary Islands

This story is all about discovering Tenerife, the largest wine area in the Canary Islands. You’ll learn about some unique varieties from a very special place.

http://winefolly.com/update/wine-from-tenerife-the-canary-islands/

4 MYTHS ABOUT WINE MARKETING EVERY CONSUMER SHOULD KNOW

As we head into summer and begin thinking about buying wines for outdoor entertaining, let’s take a look at a few common wine marketing tactics (or misperceptions) that may be confusing and also affect your purchasing decisions.

http://www.finemanpr.com/4-myths-about-wine-marketing-every-consumer-should-know/

 

RIOJA DOCA APPROVES SINGLE VINEYARD CLASSIFICATION

The move is a culmination in a long-running battle over Spanish terroir between The Regulatory Council of the Designated Origin Denomination of Origin (DOCa) and more than 150 producers, who argued that the current appellation system was “oblivious to soil differentiation and levels of quality” and calling for “deep changes” to boost the countries heritage and prevent it valuing quantity over quality.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/rioja-doca-approves-unique-vineyard-classification/

Can a screw-cap wine be “corked”? Corkiness isn’t just cork taint.

The more important telltale sign of a corked wine is the absence of fruit — even when there is no cork taint.

https://dobianchi.com/2017/06/07/how-do-you-tell-a-wine-is-corked/

Leave cookies? Pay sales tax, says Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the very few states that wineries can ship to that does not require sales tax registration as a condition of receiving a direct shipping permit.

https://obsequium.blog/2017/06/08/leave-cookies-pay-sales-tax-says-massachusetts/

Champagne And Sparkling Wine Consumption Decreases

While consumption in the champagne and sparkling wine category may be less frequent than other types of alcohol, the more concerning aspect is the apparent drop-off in the consumption incidence for both alcohol types.

https://www.checkout.ie/concerns-champagne-sparkling-wine-consumption-decreases/44230

Go for fruity wines while flying or at high altitude

Have you ever noticed that some foods taste delicious at higher altitudes and while flying but awful otherwise

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/feature/ideal/Go-for-fruity-wines-while-flying-or-at-high-altitude/shdaily.shtml

Bushmills crafts guitar using whiskey barrels

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has partnered with Lowden Guitars to create a limited edition guitar made from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak, retailing at £8,500 (US$10.8k).

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/bushmills-crafts-guitar-using-whiskey-barrels/

Your dad’s favorite beer is making a huge comeback thanks to hipsters — and execs are thrilled

Since the beer has been around since 1903 and was once considered a high-end brand, the company has a lot to draw from

http://www.businessinsider.com/miller-high-life-is-becoming-more-popular-2017-6?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=3bfc8b4421-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+12%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-3bfc8b4421-36686829

Most consumers judge a craft beer by its packaging, Nielsen finds

The craft beer shelf is getting more crowded with 1,800 new product launches in the category last year, making packaging and labeling one of the primary purchase influencers for craft beer consumers, according to Nielsen.

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Processing-Packaging/Most-consumers-judge-a-craft-beer-by-its-packaging-Nielsen-finds

The Complete Guide to Making Champagne

If there is one wine associated with success and celebration it is, of course, Champagne.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/06/the-complete-guide-to-making-champagne

Rosé Has a Very, Very Shady History

Diluted wine was the thing to drink in ancient Greece, as it was believed that only barbarians consumed pure wine, which would then make them drunkards who would then go on to rape and murder.

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/rose-has-a-very-very-shady-history

2017 Harvest Report: Despite Drought, Potential Is High for South African Wines

A dry winter and growing season was challenging for vines in the Cape wine regions

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/2017-Harvest-Report-South-Africa

Looking for a hard-to-find wine? Tap into this sommelier secret weapon

For that, the most important piece of information is almost always the wine agent, as in the importer.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/wine/tap-into-this-sommelier-secret-weapon/article35285559/

Discover New Wines with Nifty Infographics

Uncover delicious wines you’ve probably never heard of with these data visualizations organized by wine style and price.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/discover-new-wines-with-these-nifty-infographics/

Smirnoff vodka trolls Trump’s ‘Russiagate’ scandal

Diageo-owned vodka brand Smirnoff has caused a stir with its latest advertising campaign, which mocks US president Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/smirnoff-trolls-trumps-russiagate-scandal-with-ad/

World’s first’ sunflower spirit launches

US-based Dalton Distillery has launched what is claimed to be the “world’s first” sunflower spirit, called TazaRay.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-first-sunflower-spirit-launches/

An Introduction to Lodi

A short trip from Sacramento, in Lodi you’ll encounter gnarled Zinfandel and Cinsault vines along with under-the-radar wine grapes like Kerner and Albariño.

Trees under blue sky reflecting in still lake

http://www.winemag.com/2017/06/12/an-introduction-to-lodi/

Alcohol Advertising 101

With news last week that the NFL will now be allowing distilled spirits suppliers to advertise during televised football games, it is a good time for a reminder about some of the special issues that come up when advertising alcohol.

http://www.alcohol.law/digest/alcohol-advertising-101

NEBBIOLO HAS ‘UNIQUE’ POTENTIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, PRODUCER CLAIMS

A South African winery is determined to realise the ‘unique’ potential of Nebbiolo in Elgin, despite its newly planted vineyard being devastated by a recent wildfire.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/nebbiolo-has-unique-potential-in-south-africa-producer-claims/

Barrel-fermented vs. barrel-aged: What’s the difference?

What the yeast are up to—and when—makes all the difference.

http://draftmag.com/barrel-fermented-barrel-aged-whats-the-difference/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=f4727ddcad-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+13%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-f4727ddcad-36686829

NAPA VALLEY ASSESSES HAIL DAMAGE

Vineyards in Napa Valley are assessing the damage after a freak hailstorm at the weekend, that could affect yields in localized areas.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/napa-valley-assesses-hail-damage/

WORLD’S RICHEST BOOZE BILLIONAIRES

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/worlds-richest-booze-billionaires-2/

Introduction to Sicilian wine

There are many things to like about Italy, not the least is the broad selection of wines this sunny peninsula offers wine drinkers.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7059674-181/boyd-on-wine-intro-to

6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

Which wines pair best with what cheeses?

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/6-tips-on-pairing-wine-and-cheese/

Around the world, beer consumption is falling

Beer has become less popular in the world’s biggest markets

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/06/daily-chart-8

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

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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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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

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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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

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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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NFL Lifts Liquor Ad Ban, Raising Pressure on Beer

The liquor industry is finally ready for some football. Whiskey, vodka, rum and other spirits will be allowed to advertise in NFL games this season for the first time according to new league rules that give liquor a boost in its long quest to be seen as socially acceptable as beer.

http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/nfl-lifts-liquor-ad-ban-putting-pressure-beer/309256/

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some

Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, it’s time to take a closer look at white wine. Lucky for all you chardonnay and pinot grigio lovers, it actually comes with its own host of good health benefits.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-wine-health-benefits_us_592da590e4b0065b20b8a710

Ripe fruit make the best wine, but new research into why may surprise you

Harvest timing is always a balancing act between winemakers who want the best, most mature fruit flavors and growers who need to manage labor and protect the fragile, ripe fruit from damage and disease.

http://www.goodfruit.com/ripe-fruit-make-the-best-wine-but-new-research-into-why-may-surprise-you/

How to prevent a hangover, according to a doctor

No matter how much fun you had last night, a bad hangover the next morning is never worth it.

Luckily, there are some preventative measures you can take while drinking that will help you avoid feeling like death for most of the next day.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-prevent-a-hangover-2017-3

The weird hybrid wines that leave even the experts guessing at their origin

Some popular hybrid wines, such as baco noir, were created by accident. Others, such as a sauvignon blanc blended with gewürztraminer, meant to appeal to the Chinese consumer, are best forgotten

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/2096502/weird-hybrid-wines-leave-even-experts-guessing

Why do some wines taste of mouse cage?

The mucky aftertaste generally known as ‘mousiness’ is a much more slippery pest. Poorly understood in the industry, virtually opaque to consumers, it has neither been conclusively researched nor openly acknowledged by some producers.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/why-do-some-wines-taste-of-mouse-cage

Wine is a numbers game

The average pour, or the amount of wine in a glass in a bar, is right around 5 ounces. If the bottle cost the bar, say, $20 wholesale, and they are charging you $10, a reasonable price for a premium pour (likely more at that bottle price), then they are grossing $50 on that bottle, or two and a half times more than they paid for it. The numbers start to add up.

http://www.postindependent.com/news/entertainment/a-numbers-gameadding-it-up-from-vine-to-bottle/

 

Cupcake Vineyards Introduces Single-Serve Format of America’s Favorite Moscato d’Asti

Convenience of 187 mL Format Gains Momentum with Consumers

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170601006007/en/Cupcake-Vineyards-Introduces-Single-Serve-Format-America’s-Favorite

HARRY POTTER’ PUB PLANNED FOR LONDON

A ‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizarding pub complete with moving pictures, levitating candles and wand-operated beer taps could be opening in London, if a fantasy fan’s Kickstarter campaign receives enough support from the franchise’s legions of fans.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/harry-potter-pub-could-be-opening-in-london/

THIS GENIUS BEACH BAG CAN SECRETLY HOLD AND POUR 2 BOTTLES OF WINE

A team of innovative bag designers has come up with a brilliant solution: a beach tote with a built-in insulated pouch that not only holds and chills up to two full bottles worth of wine, but sports a concealed spout on one side for easy on-the-go pouring.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/portovino-beach-tote-wine-bag

Port Wine on the Douro

An essential slice of Portugal is the Douro River Valley where the beloved port wine is produced. The winding, terraced, and scenic river valley, so famous for its wine, is a bit like Germany’s Rhine Valley — but much sleepier and without castles. The vineyards, called “quintas,” are known for their traditions and the welcome they offer travelers — with both accommodations and wine tastings.

http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/douro-valley-wine/

Winery Waste Meets Betty Crocker: Using Grape Pomace Powder As A Replacement for Flour in Cookies

The researchers postulated that using winery waste in the form of grape pomace powder would add significant nutritional beef to cookies, as it is loaded with compounds like flavanols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, dietary fiber, and lignin.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/06/winery-waste-cookies.html/

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO

Learning about Italian reds can be a daunting task– but, if there’s one wine you need to know about, it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Produced in the heart of Tuscany, Vino Nobile is a favorite amongst Italians all over the country; it’s smooth, easy-drinking, and best of all, super affordable.

https://vinepair.com/articles/learn-vino-nobile-di-montepulciano-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=110a295221-Jun_1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&mc_cid=110a295221&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

TURN YOUR OLD CORKS INTO CASH! (THE BOTTLES, TOO)

Tips on selling items on Ebay

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/turn-your-old-corks-into-cash-the-bottles-too/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=110a295221-Jun_1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-110a295221-38937345&mc_cid=110a295221&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

CORKSCREW’ WINE GLASSES REMOVE NEED TO DECANT

A Colorado-based start-up has designed an innovative wine glass that incorporates a hand blown ‘corkscrew’ moulded at its base to trap sediment, which it says removes the need to decant the bottle.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/corkscrew-wine-glasses-designed-to-trap-sediment/

SHOULD WINE STORIES BE TRUE?

We begin to take great liberties in our storytelling, stretching and skirting the truth. Ah, sweet capitalism. But does it matter?

http://www.pigandvine.com/pv929/5/31/2017/should-wine-stories-be-true

What does a wine label do for you?

Seriously though, who doesn’t judge a wine by its label?

https://www.localxpress.ca/columns/moiras-glass-act/what-does-a-wine-label-do-for-you-632473

Introducing Kinky Green Liqueur – a Tempting Fusion of Super Premium Vodka with Crisp Green Apple and Bright Pear Flavors

KINKY Green Liqueur is the newest addition to the vibrant KINKY Beverages family,

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/06/02/kinky-green-liqueur-vodka-crisp-apple-pear

The Face Of Binge Drinking In The U.S. Is A 60+ White Woman

More older women are drinking — and drinking more than ever too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/when-older-women-drink-they-really-drink_us_59274729e4b01b9a59378951

U.S. Top Supermarket Categories by Sales.

 

Don’t expect to get rich working in a wine store.

 

HISTORY OF WINE PART 2 – THE GREEKS

In many parts of the ancient world, such as in Egypt, wine was drunk primarily by the kings and the upper classes. In Greece, however, it was drunk by everybody

https://www.winebehindthelabel.org/team-blogs/kathleens-blog/history-wine-part-2-greeks/

The FDA is trying to smother the handmade cigar industry. We need your help.

The Food and Drug Administration is making it harder and harder for family-owned, handmade cigar companies to produce and sell their products.

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/19393

ITALIAN DESIGNER CREATES VEGAN ‘LEATHER’ FROM WINE BYPRODUCTS

An Italian designer has combined the worlds of high fashion and wine with a love of the planet, creating a vegan-friendly “leather” made from the byproducts of winemaking.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/italian-designer-creates-vegan-leather-from-wine-byproducts/

How much sugar is hidden in your glass of wine? It’s more than you think

Just one glass of wine at 175 milliliters can contain up to two teaspoons of sugar, a considerable fraction of the recommended daily sugar intake, according to a report on DailyMail.co.uk.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-05-how-much-sugar-is-hidden-in-your-glass-of-wine-its-more-than-you-think.html

THE 5 REASONS WHY CHAMPAGNE IS NOT JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Here are five reasons why:

https://vinepair.com/articles/5-reasons-why-champagne-is-not-just-for-special-occasions/

Wine descriptions make people more emotional about wine

“Cleverly written wine and producer descriptions when coupled with unbranded wine tasting can evoke more positive emotions, increasing our positive perception of the wine, our estimation of its quality and the amount we would be willing to pay for it.”

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-wine-descriptions-people-emotional.html

Freixnet USA Releases Winevane Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

An homage to the wind that contributes to the unique character of the wines of Western Carneros.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/06/06/freixnet-usa-winevane-chardonnay-pinot-noir

DECANTER CLAIMS TO PRESERVE WINE FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS

A wine decanter that promises to extend the life of an open bottle of wine by up to 12 days has been launched via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/decanter-claims-to-preserve-wine-for-nearly-two-weeks/

 

Federal Court Dismisses Antitrust Challenge To Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing Law

In dismissing a suit by retailer Total Wine & More, Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said the laws and regulations establishing the complex Connecticut pricing system cannot be preempted by federal antitrust law that prohibits activities restricting interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace.

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-total-wine-lawsuit-dismissed-0607-20170606-story.html?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=4def204453-The+Daily+Brew%3A+June+7%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-4def204453-36686829

 

Zonin USA, Inc. Announces Expanded Portfolio Launch for its Castello del Poggio in the U.S. Market

Castello del Poggio, five year consecutive Hot Brand Award Winner, is proud to announce the launch of its expanded product portfolio of sweet wines

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14403263.htm

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June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

Sign Up Here:

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240213623/

 

Franklin Adult Education 2017 Classes

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Save The Date!

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.

Sign Ups Soon!

 

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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

Save The Dates!

 

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!

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.

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!

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.

Sign Ups Soon!

 

COMING SOON!

Foxborough

Milford

 

Franklin Library Book Club

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

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

More Soon!

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Everything you wanted to know about natural wine

Lambrusco Wines Worth Drinking

National liquor chain pushing for changes in MA state law to allow discounting

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The Leafly Wine & Cannabis Pairing Guide

In an effective pairing, the flavors in cannabis will either accentuate existing flavors in the wine and vice versa, or else complement them in a unique way.

https://www.leafly.com/news/food-travel-sex/wine-cannabis-pairing-guide

SOUTH KOREA INVENTS HANGOVER-CURE ICE CREAM

The grapefruit flavoured ice cream, called ‘Gyeondyo’, which loosely translates as “hang in there”, is infused with a small amount of oriental raisin tree fruit juice, which has been considered a Korean hangover treatment since the 1600s

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/south-korea-invents-hangover-cure-ice-cream/

FREIXENET LAUNCHES DOC PROSECCO BRAND

It marks the first time the producer has extended to Italian sparkling wines and comes at a time when Cava sales have seen more sluggish growth than the buoyant sales of Prosecco

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/freixenet-launches-first-prosecco-brand/

Col Fondo: The Funky Side of Prosecco

One of the first quotes about Prosecco with “second fermentation in the bottle” goes back to before the 9th Century. This esoteric style is colloquially known as Col Fondo – which literally translates in Italian to “with the bottom,” meaning that sediment or lees are present.

http://winefolly.com/review/col-fondo-prosecco/

Make guests feel like VIPs with wine lockers

You may not come across wine lockers very often, but their numbers are growing.

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/make-guests-feel-vips-wine-lockers

National liquor chain pushing for changes in MA state law to allow discounting

The initiative will also pursue a change in Massachusetts law to allow alcohol retailers to offer customers coupons and loyalty programs, like offering $5 off a purchase of $50 or more, for example.

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31016741/national-liquor-chain-pushing-changes-state-law-allow

 

Rioja Grapples With How to Define Its Best Wines

The rules governing gran reservas require that the wines be aged at least two years in barrels and three years in bottles — five years in all — before they can be released. Most good producers of gran reservas go beyond the minimum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/dining/rioja-wine-spain-gran-reserva.html?_r=2

Why 3D Printing with Wine Grape Skins Is the Future

Why sell a wine glass with a logo when you can sell a glass made from your own grapes?

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/3d-printing-wine-grape-skins

America’s Love For Wine

The U.S. has been the largest market of wine since 2010, according to the Wine Institute.

http://www.investopedia.com/news/wine-country-americas-love-wine/

What’s been happening with gluten claims, in connection with alcohol beverages?

After rapid growth, from 212 to 2016, the gluten references seem to be leveling off, so far in 2017, at about 2016 levels.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/alcohol-beverages-generally/gluten

TTB Statement

Many alcohol beverages subject to the FAA Act are produced without any ingredients that contain gluten. For example, a wine fermented from grapes, or a vodka distilled from potatoes, may not contain any gluten if the producer used good manufacturing practices, such as taking adequate precautions to prevent cross-contact, and did not use additives, yeast, or storage materials that contain gluten. Under the interim policy, TTB allowed the use of a “gluten-free” claim in the labeling and advertising of such products. TTB reminded industry members that it would be the responsibility of the importer or bottler of the product to ensure that the claim is truthful and accurate.

https://www.ttb.gov/rulings/2014-2.pdf

Sauvignon blanc’s diversity

One of the most popular white wines in America these days is sauvignon blanc, made from a grape variety that had such little support in the 1960s that Robert Mondavi changed its name.

http://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/sauvignon-blanc-s-diversity/article_a2d30004-a2f2-5334-9f80-7f588d991cc6.html

New Mayflower Beer

Mayflower Brewing Co. has released New World IPA, the latest expression in the brewery’s year-round lineup. New World IPA, a 6%-abv unfiltered American-style IPA, is citrus and tropical fruit-driven. The beer complements Mayflower’s IPA lineup, adding a third style following Mayflower’s English-style IPA and double IPA. The Plymouth, Massachusetts-based brewery’s newest beer is now available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans throughout the company’s New England distribution area.

The Science Behind Our Favorite Flavors

Things Can Taste Better With Practice, Science Writer Says

https://www.wpr.org/science-behind-our-favorite-flavors

Everything You Need to Know About Albariño

In Spain’s Rías Baixas region, crisp, mineral-driven albariño is king. Here, everything you need to know about Spain’s quintessential coastal white wine.

http://punchdrink.com/articles/guide-to-rias-baixas-albarino/

VitaJuwel Vino Vial’s Surprising Effects

Can Crystals Make Your Wine Smoother?

http://www.independent.com/news/2017/may/25/vitajuwel-vino-vials-surprising-effects/

Guide for Aging, Buying and Serving Large-Format Wine Bottles with Infographic and Video Tips

Large-format bottles are not only showy and exciting to share, they also age longer, slower and arguably better than standard-size bottles.

http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2017/05/guide-aging-buying-serving-large-format-wine-bottles-infographic-video-tips/

Restaurant Wine Sales Collapsing for Small Wineries

Wine for the restaurant trade is still an important part of success, but sales opportunities to restaurants are collapsing for small wineries.

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2017/05/restaurant-wine-sales-collapsing-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SvbOnWine+%28SVB+on+Wine%29

Bigger wine glasses make us drink too much, says researcher

Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/28/bigger-wine-glasses-make-us-drink-too-much-says-researcher

 

IPA Gummy Bears? Old Irving Brewing Gets Creative For Craft Beer Week

Tiny gummy bear molds with mixtures of sugar, gelatin and beer

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170524/irving-park/old-irving-brewing-gummy-beers-bears-craft-week

New Grey Goose Package

Bacardi Ltd. is launching a new limited edition of Grey Goose vodka to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. The new Grey Goose Riviera bottle is intended to showcase the brand’s French heritage, featuring marinière stripes and imagery inspired by France’s Impressionist art style. Additionally, the package features a neoprene cover, designed to keep the bottle cool during the summer months.

Lambrusco Wines Worth Drinking

Apparently, Lambrusco still has a long way to go since it tarnished its reputation nearly 40 years ago (blame the wine boom of the 1970s). Fortunately, this means you can find great wines for obscenely good prices. Lambrusco is awesome and its story is more fascinating than probably imagined.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/lambrusco-wines-worth-drinking/

Introducing Blu Perfer, a New Blue Wine to the U.S.

A brand new blue Spanish wine selection that is made with Chardonnay grapes is coming soon to the American market. Get yourselves ready for this amazing product of our shelves that will be serving your glasses soon.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/05/30/blu-perfer-new-blue-wine-us

Top 10 most popular beer brands in the US

Boston-based company published a list of the most popular beers at the end of 2016, according to its distributor order data and what has sold best on BevSpot; here are the top 10.

http://www.businessreviewusa.com/top10/5857/Top-10-most-popular-beer-brands-in-the-US?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=126e01b175-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+30%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-126e01b175-36686829

Energy drinks and alcohol: A risky mix psychologically

People who add energy drinks to alcohol have a higher risk of injury from car accidents and fights, compared to those who drink alcohol straight. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis of 13 studies published in March in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11865477

 

How many wine-quality scales are there?

There are a number of ratings systems for describing wine quality, which use 100 points, 20 points, 5 stars, 3 glasses, etc. Unfortunately, there is usually no “gold standard” for these systems, and so no two wine commentators use these systems in quite the same way.

http://winegourd.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-many-wine-quality-scales-are-there.html

Five myths about beer

No, it’s not a man’s drink, and craft beer isn’t a recent trend.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-beer/2017/05/26/a5c734e8-3f39-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.c40278224ef9

Women and young consumers broadly are willing to experiment with flavored alcoholic beverages

 

When wine grapes are medicine, forgotten varieties deserve a second look

Italian biologists have been scouring their countryside for “local, ancient ecotypes” and, beyond the usual business of documenting whether they’re genetically unique, a recent paper takes the extra steps of measuring their concentrations of antioxidant phenolic compounds and observing their effects against proliferating cancer cells.

https://wineoscope.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/when-wine-grapes-are-medicine-forgotten-varieties-deserve-a-second-look/

Everything you wanted to know about natural wine

There are two requirements of natural wine: First, the grapes must be sustainably farmed, which, generally speaking, means they are organic and/or biodynamic. Second, there should be nothing added nor taken away from the juice.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/05/30/guide-to-natural-wine/

Franciacorta is Italy’s latest sparkling secret

Franciacorta may be a newcomer to the scene, but its glorious wines are more than enough to burst Prosecco’s bubble

http://www.spearswms.com/franciacorta-italys-latest-sparkling-secret/

 

Lohr’s Estates Wines Reveal Refreshed Look

Paso Robles and Monterey Leader’s Updated Packaging Hits the Market

https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataid=185216

How Noble Rot Makes for a Better, Peachier White Wine

Scientists compared how different fungi affect a wine’s bouquet.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/noble-rot-powdery-mildew-wine-aroma

11 Red Summer Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

The vast majority of imbibers allocate their wine drinking to winter. This statement isn’t just an assumption, it’s true. Over 90% of search traffic around the topic of wine (in the Northern Hemisphere) happens from November to January. So, if you’re researching wine any other time of year, consider yourself in the top 90th percentile of people interested in wine.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/11-red-summer-wines-youve-never-heard-of/

Taylor Swift’s record label releases vodka

Big Machine Label Group, which counts Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line among its talent, has released its first spirit product – Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2017/05/taylor-swifts-record-label-releases-vodka/

Mastering Napa’s Mountain Appellations

Discover what links Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley’s highest mountains: Howell, Diamond, Spring, Mount Veeder and Atlas Peak.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/05/30/mastering-napas-mountain-appellations/

WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE BESIDES GRAPES?

Additives are a normal part of the process and bring the people what they want. Here’s a list of some of the most common additives and their significance:


http://thebacklabel.com/wine-additives/#ixzz4ihNjSnQ8

 

DECLINE IN GLOBAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING

By category, consumption of still wine dropped by 0.5% in 2016, according to the IWST, while the sparkling wine market grew 1.8%, driven by Prosecco.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/06/decline-in-global-alcohol-consumption-accelerating/

 

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June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

“Napa Valley Rocks” , Napa Valley Vintners’ Unique Educational Program, digs deep into what makes Napa Valley America’s premier wine growing region.  For years, wine lovers have extolled the virtues of ripe Cabernet Sauvignons or rich, buttery Chardonnays from Napa.  Travelers flock there for stunning cuisine while they laze the day away tasting the Valley’s handsome collection of wines.  To truly appreciate Napa Valley, we need to thoroughly penetrate the surface.  The convergence of an ideal climate for grape growing, a unique geology, a compelling wine history, a pioneering, innovative spirit, a respect for the environment, and a tradition of giving back contribute to what makes Napa Valley unique.  Napa Valley most definitely has a story to tell.

About Jo Ann

 

Jo-Ann Ross is Napa Valley Vintners’ Greater Boston Wine Ambassador.  She was selected to attend the Napa Valley Vintners’ “Napa  Valley Rocks” program in 2010 and the “Napa Valley Vintners’ Wine Writers Academy” in 2012.  In addition, she holds the coveted Diploma of Wine and Spirits (DWS) from Great Britain’s Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Jo-Ann is also New England’s First French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar Instructor issued by the Wine Scholar Guild of Washington, DC. She is always eager to champion world wide wine regions through organizing and conducting successful marketing promotions for restaurants and retail stores throughout New England.  Jo-Ann created the unique “Edu-Tasting℠”, a 5 minute mini-class  to accompany a standard wine tasting.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240034559/

June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

Website:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com

Food Options:

They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

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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

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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 on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.! We will be discussing Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

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

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

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Franklin Wine Club Match Book Wine Company Event

June 2, 2017

Franklin Wine Club

Match Book Wine Company Event

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Thursday June 1st 2017

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Wines:

 

Starter Wine 

2016 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #1

2015 Match Book Chardonnay

750ml $14.99

 

Wine #2

2015 Mossback Chardonnay


750ml $14.99

 

Wine #3

2014 Mossback Pinot Noir

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #4

2015 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $11.99

 

Wine #5

2014 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $19.99

 

Wine #6

2014 The Arsonist Red Blend

750ml $19.99

 

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May 29, 2017

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Memorial Day Sale

Open May 29th 12-6PM

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Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day is now a legal business day

Please be advised that the law was changed at the end of last year’s legislative session. Massachusetts’s law now permits us to open Monday, Memorial Day, beginning at 12:00 noon

Upcoming Franklin Wine Club  Event

June 1st

Matchbook Wines

Host Dan O’connor

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

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

Sign Up Here:

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

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Put down that wine cork: Why sniffing gets you nowhere

Nip The Nip Bottle Litter In Massachusetts

Think wine connoisseurship is nonsense? Blind-tasting data suggest otherwise

 

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6 Secrets to Ordering Great Wine

You’re in a serious restaurant with a significant wine cellar, about to put down major green for a bottle. How do you make the most of it?

http://robbreport.com/food-drink/dining/6-secrets-to-ordering-great-wine-2528318/

Real Facts about Wine & Health

Some of what was said is already well-known: wine has some heart-protecting benefits, but drinking too much is bad for you. Other points were less obvious, so I’ll list them in bullet points below.

http://palatepress.com/2017/05/wine/wine-and-health-facts/

11 QUESTIONS ABOUT IPA YOU’RE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK, ANSWERED

If you’ve purchased a beer in the last five years, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve come across an IPA. It seems like every craft brewery has a flagship IPA in its lineup, and beer store shelves are crammed with beers with pictures of hops on the label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/answers-11-questions-about-ipas/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=60df14694a-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+18%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-60df14694a-36686829

Think wine connoisseurship is nonsense? Blind-tasting data suggest otherwise

Drinkers at the 2017 Oxford-Cambridge wine-tasting contest performed far better than random chance would indicate

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/05/daily-chart-11

Has some jerk wineshamed you? Let us help you fight back

Welcome to Wineshaming 101. Today we will learn the best ways to counteract wineshaming — you know, when friends, family and pushy acquaintances mock your dubious drinking habits.

http://www.miami.com/miami-restaurants/are-people-mocking-the-wine-you-drink-161449/

 

What’s in a name?

The secret to understanding Pinot Gris/Grigio is in its name – or rather, its two names.

https://www.wineaustralia.com/news/market-bulletin/issue-59

Constellation Reportedly Eyeing Ste. Michelle

Ever-acquisitive Constellation Brands may be lining up its next target. Forbes reports that Constellation may be eyeing a potential purchase of Washington’s leading winemaker, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE). The speculation follows a recently released Wells Fargo report highlighting the fact that SMWE’s business only accounts for around 3% of sales and 2% of profits for brand owner Altria, whose core business is in tobacco. Some believe that Altria will eventually offload Ste. Michelle at a price estimated to fall between $3 and $4 billion.

With revenues totaling $7.3 billion in its fiscal year through February, Constellation is considered a prime bidder for the Ste. Michelle business. The upstate New York-based company has been one of the most acquisitive players in the drinks industry over the past few years, with recent purchases including craft brewer Ballast Point, Utah distiller High West, Joe Wagner’s Meiomi wine brand, Washington-based Charles Smith Wines and California’s The Prisoner Wine Company. SMWE, whose core brands include Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands and Columbia Crest, among others, posted a net revenue rise of 7.8% to $746 million in 2016.

Rhubarb wine, ‘the new Moxie’ comes to Portland

Two Mainers say the crimson plant that grows prolifically in the spring makes the perfect elixir. In the former Rockingham Electric Supply Co. in Portland’s East Bayside, Pete Dubuc and Amanda O’Brien are making rhubarb wine in small batches using simple ingredients from Maine.

http://pierce.bangordailynews.com/2017/05/17/home/rhubarb-wine-the-new-moxie-comes-to-portland/

The Ultimate Guide to Oak in Winemaking

Winemakers face many choices when using oak in to produce their wines, and the interaction between oak and wine is complex and only partly understood.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/05/the-ultimate-guide-to-oak-in-winemaking

THREE THINGS TO LEARN FROM MONDAVI ABOUT SELLING WINE IN CHINA

Three insightful takeaways we want to share about what makes a brand and product successful in China.

http://www.alizila.com/three-things-mondavi-selling-wine-china/

Wine still takes a backseat to beer for Millennials, but dominates as drinkers age

 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Science Of Drinking
Let’s have a look at some of the main aspects of alcohol and address some questions.

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/05/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-science-of-drinking/

 

CORK IS COMPLETELY OUTDATED

As wines age cork gives enormous variability – try 12 bottles from the same case and you’ll have 12 different wines

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/milne-cork-is-completely-outdated/

SAM CAPORN MW LAUNCHES WINE INFOGRAPHIC

The Wine Flavour Tree is a new aid to help consumers identify flavour profiles found in wine. The tree includes 40 different flavours, divided into 10 different branches (five for white wines and five for reds.)

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/sam-caporn-mw-launches-wine-infographic/

https://www.themistressofwine.com/wine-flavour-tree/

Nip The Nip Bottle Litter In Massachusetts

State House Representative Randy Hunt of Sandwich has filed a Bill (House Bill H3528) that would add a 5-cent deposit on the sale of “nips.” The Bill will give consumers an incentive to return empty nip bottles for the 5 cent deposit, rather than toss them onto the streets.

The Bill defines a nip as “any sealable bottle, can, jar or carton which is primarily composed of glass, metal, plastic or any combination of those materials that has a capacity of not more than 100 milliliters and is produced for the purpose of containing an alcoholic beverage.”

https://www.change.org/p/massachusetts-legislature-let-s-nip-the-nip-bottles-in-massachusetts?recruiter=29374348&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=mob-xs-share_petition-reason_msg

Brewery Ommegang’s Next Game of Thrones Release is Bend the Knee Golden Ale

While the wait for each new season of Game of Thrones® can seem longer than the wait for winter in Westeros, fans can now quench their thirst for all-things-Thrones with the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series from Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing: Bend the Knee Golden Ale.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/brewery-ommegangs-next-game-thrones-release-bend-knee-golden-ale?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=f33cf40a3c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+23%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-f33cf40a3c-36686829

Sommeliers Weigh In on Wine Gimmicks, from Blue Wine to Rosé Forties

We asked three professional wine geeks about the year’s wackiest, most Instagram-forward trends, from fluorescent blue wine to rosé sold in forties. Their responses were as colorful as the wines themselves.

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/sommeliers-absurd-wine-trends

Did the English invent bubbly before Dom Perignon?

People in France will indeed tell you they invented the stuff – they maintain the ‘methode champenoise‘ was discovered by Dom Pierre Perignon at the abbey of Hautvilliers in 1697.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-39963098

Constellation Reportedly Makes Offer For Brown-Forman

Constellation Brands has reportedly made an offer for Brown-Forman, in what would be a blockbuster industry deal. According to CNBC, who cited several people with knowledge of the matter, Brown-Forman responded that it was not interested in a deal, but did refer the offer to its board.

In its most recent fiscal year, Brown-Forman had sales of $4 billion and operating income of $1.5 billion. Its enormous whiskey stable—led by Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve and others—is doubtless attractive to potential acquirers given the U.S. market’s American whiskey boom. Brown-Forman is majority controlled by fifth-generation owners the Brown family.

With revenues totaling $7.3 billion and operating income of $2.4 billion in its fiscal year through February, Constellation has been one of the most acquisitive players in the drinks industry over the past few years. Recent purchases have included craft brewer Ballast Point, Utah distiller High West, Joe Wagner’s Meiomi wine brand, Washington-based Charles Smith Wines and California’s The Prisoner Wine Company. The company has also been recently named as a potential suitor for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

 

The Best Way to Chill Wine, According to Science

If you poke around certain corners of the Internet, you’ll find all sorts of tricks for speeding up the wine-chilling process.

http://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-chill-wine-science

How do you decide which kind of wine to buy?

How do you decide which bottle of wine to buy? Many of us use the ratings and descriptions often found on cards next to wines in the store.

http://abc13.com/food/how-do-you-decide-which-kind-of-wine-to-buy/2027523/

It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It?

The survey found that eighty two percent of the respondents said they selected their wines based on the appearance of the labels.

http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/05/24/texture-wine-packaging

A ROSÉ BY ANY OTHER NAME

For years Rosé was given a bad name in the wake of the sweet White Zinfandel surge.  Don’t be confused and don’t be prejudiced by those sweet, cloying wines.

http://johnfodera.com/a-rose-by-any-other-name/

Gallo dominates rising star wine brands

 

Put down that wine cork: Why sniffing gets you nowhere

Your job when that first small splash of wine gets poured into your glass is to let the server know whether the wine is spoiled or not. She doesn’t expect you to say whether you like the wine or not. All she wants to know is whether it is in good condition or bad condition.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/sc-sniffing-corks-wine-food-0526-20170523-column.html

 

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Matchbook Wines

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

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

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

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

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

June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

“Napa Valley Rocks” , Napa Valley Vintners’ Unique Educational Program, digs deep into what makes Napa Valley America’s premier wine growing region.  For years, wine lovers have extolled the virtues of ripe Cabernet Sauvignons or rich, buttery Chardonnays from Napa.  Travelers flock there for stunning cuisine while they laze the day away tasting the Valley’s handsome collection of wines.  To truly appreciate Napa Valley, we need to thoroughly penetrate the surface.  The convergence of an ideal climate for grape growing, a unique geology, a compelling wine history, a pioneering, innovative spirit, a respect for the environment, and a tradition of giving back contribute to what makes Napa Valley unique.  Napa Valley most definitely has a story to tell.

About Jo Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is Napa Valley Vintners’ Greater Boston Wine Ambassador.  She was selected to attend the Napa Valley Vintners’ “Napa  Valley Rocks” program in 2010 and the “Napa Valley Vintners’ Wine Writers Academy” in 2012.  In addition, she holds the coveted Diploma of Wine and Spirits (DWS) from Great Britain’s Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Jo-Ann is also New England’s First French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar Instructor issued by the Wine Scholar Guild of Washington, DC. She is always eager to champion world wide wine regions through organizing and conducting successful marketing promotions for restaurants and retail stores throughout New England.  Jo-Ann created the unique “Edu-Tasting℠”, a 5 minute mini-class  to accompany a standard wine tasting.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/240034559/

June 26th

Private CraftRoots Brewery Tour And Tasting

630PM-9PM

The Franklin Wine Club will take over the CraftRoots Brewery.

We will have a private event.

Price includes a sample rack of four 5oz beers to start.

We will have a private tour and an open discussion about craft beer, and CraftRoots Brewing.

Lets get together to support this brewery and enjoy time together over a few beers.

About CraftRoots

CraftRoots Brewing took root in April of 2014 in Milford, Massachusetts. Brewer + Founder Maureen Fabry is passionate about connecting craft beer back to local agriculture and crafting superfresh community-inspired brews.

CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a genuine grassroots idea: focus craft beer back to its field-to-glass origins.  We brew fresh and flavorful home-grown ales that connect you to local farmers and craft maltsters.

100% of their grain and hops are grown on family farms in the Northeast.

32-oz. Squealers are available for purchase to-go.

To view current beers on tap:

http://www.craftrootsbrewing.com/on-draft/

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They cannot serve food at the brewery. However, they do have a Bring Your Own Grub (B.Y.O.G.) policy. Did you make some amazing chili and have leftovers – bring them in with you! Have a favorite pizza in mind – pick it up on the way! Can’t decide what you want just yet – it’s all good.They have binders on hand featuring menus from many great local restaurants.

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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

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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 on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.! We will be discussing Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler. Kim Shipala, Assistant Library Director at the Franklin Public Library, will lead a discussion of the novel, while Kim Simone of Vinitas Wineworks will do a tasting of the wines mentioned in the book.

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

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

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June 15th

Napa Valley Rocks

Host Jo Ann Ross

“Napa Valley Rocks” , Napa Valley Vintners’ Unique Educational Program, digs deep into what makes Napa Valley America’s premier wine growing region.  For years, wine lovers have extolled the virtues of ripe Cabernet Sauvignons or rich, buttery Chardonnays from Napa.  Travelers flock there for stunning cuisine while they laze the day away tasting the Valley’s handsome collection of wines.  To truly appreciate Napa Valley, we need to thoroughly penetrate the surface.  The convergence of an ideal climate for grape growing, a unique geology, a compelling wine history, a pioneering, innovative spirit, a respect for the environment, and a tradition of giving back contribute to what makes Napa Valley unique.  Napa Valley most definitely has a story to tell.

About Jo Ann

Jo-Ann Ross is Napa Valley Vintners’ Greater Boston Wine Ambassador.  She was selected to attend the Napa Valley Vintners’ “Napa  Valley Rocks” program in 2010 and the “Napa Valley Vintners’ Wine Writers Academy” in 2012.  In addition, she holds the coveted Diploma of Wine and Spirits (DWS) from Great Britain’s Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Jo-Ann is also New England’s First French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar Instructor issued by the Wine Scholar Guild of Washington, DC. She is always eager to champion world wide wine regions through organizing and conducting successful marketing promotions for restaurants and retail stores throughout New England.  Jo-Ann created the unique “Edu-Tasting℠”, a 5 minute mini-class  to accompany a standard wine tasting.

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How Chateau Tumbleweed Makes Such Eye-Catching Labels

When you see a bottle of Chateau Tumbleweed in the wine aisle, you might do a double-take.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/chateau-tumbleweed-kris-pothier-arizona-wine-labels-9254460

Study of Wine Yeasts Could Unlock New Vintages

The finding could explain some of the variation in wine vintages available to consumers and open the door to refining wine flavors and crafting all new vintages.

http://www.realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2017/05/13/study_of_wine_yeasts_could_unlock_new_vintages.html

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH FOOD

Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, providing both complementary and contrasting experiences when paired with food. In fact, a good beer can bring out the best in any dish — if you know which kind to choose. Here are a few pairing suggestions for the most commonly-found beer types:

http://sbmag.net/how-to-pair-beer-with-food/

The Spanish cava hangover

In the last 10 years, there has been a drop of 12% in the consumption of cava in Spain

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/05/11/inenglish/1494485818_661688.html

SUPERIOR SNIFFERS: CAN WE SMELL WINE BETTER THAN DOGS?

In a recent article entitled ‘Poor human olfaction is a 19th century myth,’ published in the Science journal, Dr McGann, a Psychology professor at Rutgers University, has argued that the notion that the human sense of smell is inferior to other mammals is ‘an unproven hypothesis.’

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/superior-sniffers-can-we-smell-wine-better-than-dogs/

China Is Building a Disney World for Wine

Changyu, China’s winemaking powerhouse, is building French-style chateaus and Italianate castles around the country—and an entire “Wine City”—to encourage the country’s passion for the grape.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-09/china-is-building-a-disney-world-for-wine-in-xi-an-and-yantai

A snapshot of the bulk wine market

Container transport has become the method of choice for shipping wine around the globe, and not only in Italy. In some countries, more than 50% of production is shipped in bulk. Much of this wine is sent to Germany, the UK and other European counties where big bottling plants are located. Some European bottlers are so efficient, that it costs less for a South American country to bottle the wine in Germany or the UK and then send the wine back, than to bottle it in the country of origin.

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/snapshot-of-bulk-wine-market

Tax Break For High-Alcohol Wine Sours Health Activists

At the heart of the matter is a quirk of oenology.

The pending legislation would drop the federal tax to $1.07 per gallon for all wines with less than 16 percent alcohol. That’s the same rate that has applied for decades to wines under 14 percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tax-break-for-high-alcohol-wine-sours-health-activists_us_59123049e4b0e3bb894d5b71

PERROTTI-BROWN MW: SCORES AREN’T EVERYTHING

“They only tell you where a wine sits qualitatively amongst a group of its peers, but they tell you nothing about the style of the wine.”

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/perrotti-brown-mw-scores-arent-everything/

Velv Wine Oxygenator review: Can a $300 gizmo instantly improve your plonk?

Oxygenating your wine isn’t a bad thing. But the Velv attacks a delicate science with a bludgeon.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3195261/smart-appliance/velv-wine-oxygenator-review-can-a-300-gizmo-instantly-improve-your-plonk.html

Why wine stories matter

The history of wine is over 6,000 years old. But what is wine, if it isn’t just a liquid beverage sold in a glass container? What sets one wine apart from thousands of others?

Story is what moves wine from being a static item to something people can get emotionally involved with. Emotions are a strong driver for both purchasing decisions and long-term brand loyalty.

https://www.enca.com/life/food-wine/why-wine-stories-matter

Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California

The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination.

But winegrapes have new competition: weed.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article149815769.html

More evidence of the benefits of mechanized grape production

The study was designed to identify ways for San Joaquin Valley growers to reduce the cost of producing a marketable crop using less water.

http://www.westernfarmpress.com/grapes/more-evidence-benefits-mechanized-grape-production

NOT JUST FOR DRINKING: WINERY WASTE FINDS NEW USES

Each year, California wineries produce more than 100,000 tons of pomace. Now, that waste is being turned into everything from cooking oil to cosmetics.

http://abc7news.com/business/not-just-for-drinking-winery-waste-finds-new-uses/1977753/

Wine Growers vs. Weed Growers

McMinnville-Area Vineyard Owners Don’t Like the Smell

http://www.portlandmercury.com/ask-a-pot-lawyer/2017/05/10/19002574/wine-growers-vs-weed-growers

There is Prosecco and then there is Valdobbiadene Prosecco

The area of prosecco production is located in northeastern Italy within the Veneto region, but some of the top quality prosecco come from the hillside areas of Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/2017/05/prosecco-of-conegliano-valdobbiadene.html?utm_source=Vino+Travels+Email+Members&utm_campaign=3c83cee07c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_670bd5443a-3c83cee07c-294676161

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King Of Beers In Trouble?

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) officials have accused an AB InBev-owned wholesaler of providing nearly $1 million of illegal incentives to Boston-area bars to promote Budweiser and other AB products over the competition. The charges, filed Tuesday, allege that AB gave branded draft towers (worth up to $3,500) and refrigerators (worth anywhere from $500 to $5,700) to 441 licensees. The Boston Globe reports that the ABCC has set a June 20 hearing date. AB maintains that the company followed all laws and regulations for distributing branded merchandise.

Natural vs. Synthetic Foods: What’s Really Safe?

I realized that I was biased against anything non-natural. I assumed that if it’s natural, then it’s better. Apparently that’s not the truth.

https://fitnessreloaded.com/natural-vs-synthetic/

How to Capture a Bold Wine Bottle Photo with a Single Speedlight

If you’re interested in product photography, Dustin Dolby‘s channel workphlo is definitely worth a bookmark. Using minimal equipment, he’s able to capture distinct looks like this makeup shot, and in this tutorial he’ll show you how a single speedlight can produce a bold beautiful wine bottle photo that looks 100% pro.

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/10/capture-bold-wine-bottle-photo-single-speedlight/

The Many Colors of Rosé

How we classify the rainbow of pink wine—from Rosé All Day, a new book from wine writer Katherine Cole.

Just Got My Copy And Excited to Read!

http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/rose-wine/many-colors-rose

 

 

SCREWCAPS ALLOW WINE ‘TO AGE GRACEFULLY’ SAYS WAKEFIELD MD

In 2015, Maturation tests conducted on top Australian wines, aged both under cork and screwcap, yielded “ground breaking results,” with an international panel of judges voting in favour of screwcap-aged expressions in a blind tasting at Vinitaly.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/05/screwcaps-allow-wine-to-age-gracefully-says-wakefield-md/

Paso Robles has 11 distinct wine regions. Here’s what makes each one different

The federal government approved dividing up the massive Paso Robles American Viticultural Area, or AVA, into 11 smaller sub-AVAs in November 2014. But it’s only more recently that wineries, trade professionals and enthusiasts have really begun paying attention to the designations.