Liquor Industry News/Links 05-15-17

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

05-15-2017

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By: Mark C Lenzi

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Upcoming Franklin Lifelong Learning Event

May 23rd

Exploring Italian Wines

Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0079-0003-e52a5df97e4042e58b15be92f7016d80

Memorial Day News

Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day is now a legal to sell alcohol

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

Our First Wine Book Club Event

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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All About Crémant Wine

All the Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior

Here’s how many calories are in your glass of wine

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Denmark brewer makes beer using human urine

The brew is made with malting barley fertilized by the contents of urinals at the largest music festival in Northern Europe. The 50,000 liters of human waste liquid was used as an alternative to traditional animal manure or factory-made fertilizer products.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/denmark-beer-brewer-norrebro-bryghus-human-urine-fertilizer/

Mexico Passes Germany in World Beer Market Share

The Latin American nation produced 105 million hectoliters of beer in 2016, an 8.1 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the country’s beer chamber, vaulting past Germany as the world’s fourth-largest producer.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-05/salud-mexico-passes-germany-in-world-beer-market-share-chart

It can be intimidating to order wine at a nice restaurant.

You should always order the wines you’ve never heard of — here’s why

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-order-wine-at-a-restaurant-2017-5

Wine and gastronomy: a Sancerre way of life

Enjoy a day in Sancerre and discover its rich terroir.

https://www.visitfrenchwine.com/en/product/wine-and-gastronomy-sancerre-way-life

The real reasons Trader Joe’s wine is so cheap

So how does the company keep its prices so low, while still delivering a taste that people love? And is there really animal matter in the wine?

http://m.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-Real-Reasons-Trader-Joe-s-Wine-Is-So-Cheap-5969089.php?cmpid=twitter-tablet

Can wine protect your neurons? Study investigates

A new study – published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition – set out to investigate the molecular mechanism behind this.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317326.php

The Oregon Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

Uncovering lesser known wines widely grown in certain areas tells a very different story about what’s happening in that region.

http://winefolly.com/tutorial/the-oregon-wine-youve-never-heard-of/

ITALIAN SPARKLING WINE BEYOND PROSECCO

Quite a few different kinds of Italian sparkling wine.

http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=5617256325&blog=13250105&group=0&frame=1&frame_type=none&avpp=true&context=&context_ids=&feed_order=&click=0&user=0

Wine grapes you haven’t heard of

Wines with names like Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc and Vignoles aren’t all that well known, certainly not like their cousins Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. Why is that, and why do Missouri winemakers choose to grow these lesser known wine grapes? The answer is fairly simple… weather and disease.

https://www.morningagclips.com/wine-grapes-you-havent-heard-of/

Warren Buffett Takes On Texas’ Three-Tier Drinks System

Not only may a company not operate in more than one of the three tiers, but state regulators have taken the position that a company that manufactures or distributes alcoholic beverages may not own even a single share of stock in any company that sells alcohol or vice versa.

https://spectator.org/warren-buffett-takes-on-texas-three-tier-drinks-system/

IN THE WINE INDUSTRY, BOTTLE AND CLOSURE CHOICES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF BRAND MESSAGING.

Even modern-day bottles adhere to centuries-old standards of shapes, sizes, and colors. “The wine market has historically been very conservative when it comes to packaging

http://www.spiritedbiz.com/wine-industry-bottle-closure-choices/

Does Barrel Fermentation Improve Red Wine?

Though it’s common to ferment Chardonnay wines in oak barrels to impart texture and flavor—and fermenting reds in large upright wooded casks was once standard—fermenting red wines in oak barrels is a fairly new practice.

https://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=184194

How America fell in love with Mexican beer

There’s more to the explosive popularity of Pacifico, Corona and other Mexican imports than a growing Hispanic population.

http://draftmag.com/mexican-beer-import-growth/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=1c8af4506c-The+Daily+Brew%3A+May+5%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-1c8af4506c-36686829

What Company Imports the Most Wine in China?

Interesting WalMart  3 million bottles

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/2017/05/05/top-wine-import-companies-china-2016/

How Wine Labels Influence Purchase Decisions Using Eye-Tracking Technology

The decision to what the label should look like can arguably be just as important as the growing of the grape and other winemaking processes prior to the wine even going into the bottle.

http://www.academicwino.com/2017/05/wine-labels-eye-tracking-technology.html/

 

New Cupcake Wines

The Wine Group’s Cupcake Vineyards has launched two new rosé offerings. Cupcake Vineyards California Rosé, retailing at $12.99 a 750-ml., is a blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot and will be a permanent addition to the lineup. At $15.99, Cupcake Vineyards Sparkling Rosé is a seasonal entry made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes in Italy. It will be available from April through September. Both new Cupcake rosés are rolling out nationwide.

The Dogpatch winery that is making synthetic wine

Ava Winery doesn’t look much like a winery. In fact, according to the government, it isn’t a winery.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/The-Dogpatch-winery-that-is-making-synthetic-wine-11121735.php

This Dream Job Will Let You Road Trip Across The Country And Drink Canned Wine

They’ll hit the road in a vintage 1972 Citroën mobile wine bar and travel across the United States, making pit stops at various festivals and events along the way.

http://elitedaily.com/news/dream-job-will-let-road-trip-across-country-drink-canned-wine/1893161/

 

How to Pair Wine and Tacos

While beer and margaritas never fail, sometime you just want to reach for a glass of wine. We show you the perfect pairings for four types of tacos.

http://www.winemag.com/2017/05/04/how-to-pair-wine-and-tacos/

 

Here’s how many calories are in your glass of wine

Ever wonder what that glass of wine is costing your waistline? Without nutrition labels on most alcohol, many of us don’t notice how many calories we’re really consuming.

http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/food–cooking/here-how-many-calories-are-your-glass-wine/TjjaHV8q8t7FQMd9NrR7FO/

 

All the Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior

The data is out, and studies now show that certain wines pair up best with different parenting situations and child behavior.

https://www.popsugar.com/moms/All-Wines-Pair-Best-Your-Child-Crappy-Behavior-38420719

Raisin: the natural wine app on Android

Help finance Raisin: the natural wine app for Android

https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/raisin-l-appli-du-vin-naturel-sur-android

7 Things Only People Who Drink More Rosé Than Water Will Know

The wine industry in the United States isn’t as heavily regulated as much as the food industry is. As a result, some producers get away with loading rosé with dyes and other random chemicals

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a9586429/best-rose-wine-to-buy-facts/

 

Italy and Australia dominate the US import market, but NZ and Argentina are gaining

 

Wine flows through history of world’s religions

The substance of wine has a long history in the world of religion and it appears — or is forbidden — in many traditions.

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20170503/professing-faith-wine-flows-through-history-of-worlds-religions

Jordan Debuts First Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is excited to announce the official launch of our first Jordan Cuvée, 100 percent produced by Champagne AR Lenoble, owned and operated by the Malassagne family in the Champagne region of France. The Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble is a special bottling of non-vintage brut that celebrates the shared business values and common winemaking philosophies of both families.

http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2017/05/jordan-cuvee-by-champagne-ar-lenoble-debuts-at-jordan-winery/

US Becomes Main Export Market For Portuguese Wine

The US has become the largest export destination for Portuguese wines, replacing long-time leader Angola.

https://www.esmmagazine.com/us-becomes-main-export-market-portuguese-wine/42756

It’s in your head: Wine flavors come from your brain

Where does the taste of wine come from? While most of us would refer to the grapes, winemaking techniques or vintages, few approach wine tasting from the neurological perspective. In his new book and paper, Gordon Shepherd of the Yale School of Medicine provided an explanation of how our brain mechanisms help form our perception of wine flavors.

https://blog-en.fruitionsciences.com/2017/05/08/head-wine-flavors-come-brain/

All About Crémant Wine

Crémant is a group of sparkling wines made with the same technique as Champagne, but from outside the Champagne region. This article details the nine different Crémant wines of France and Luxembourg.

http://winefolly.com/review/cremant-wine/

Once tainted, Portugal’s cork industry fights back

Cork has raised its U.S. market share to around 60 percent, and its share of the global market, which Amorim estimates is worth about $1.3 billion a year, stands closer to 70 percent.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-corks-analysis-idUSKBN18512B

Alcohol Purchasing Boomers VS Millennials

Young, French and Angry: Winegrowers in Southern France Are Struggling

Dozens of winegrowers from France’s Languedoc region swept through three supermarkets in Nîmes on March 30, in search of wine they believe is threatening their livelihood: low-priced Spanish wine. To the dismay of supermarket staff, who stood watching, the vigilante vignerons climbed the shelves, smashing wine bottles and emptying boxed wine cartons onto the floor of the aisle. They piled shopping carts with more bottles, which they subsequently dumped on the pavement of the parking lot.

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Winegrowers-in-Southern-France-Are-Struggling

 

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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.

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

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Wine Buying Tips Using Label Information

Thursday, May 18th

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Do you know 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale?  Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?  This wine tasting/education will explain what is on a wine label and how it can help you find the best for your dollar.  After this event buying wine will never be the same!

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Exploring Italian Wines

Tuesday, May 23rd

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Italian wines can be some of the most confusing to understand.  This tasting/education will cover history, geography, laws, regions and grapes.  Come explore Italy!

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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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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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