Liquor Industry News/Links 01-02-16

Liquor Industry News/Links


Franklin Liquors


By: Mark C Lenzi


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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

Wine In Films Quiz

Puglia Italy


What Goes With Craft Beer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Eating With Craft Beer

It’s absolutely possible to enjoy a pint without worrying about pairing it with the “right” food or serving it in the “right” glass. As long as you’re enjoying yourself.




Dogfish Head News

Delaware’s Dogfish Head has detailed plans to release six new entries and bring back six returning favorites in the coming year. Among the newcomers are Flesh & Blood and Romantic Chemistry (a spring seasonal), both billed as fruit-forward IPAs; Belgian-style Tripel Beer To Drink Music To; herb-infused saison Bière de Provence; Seaquenchale, a hybrid of the Kolsch, Berliner Weisse and Gose styles; and Beer for Breakfast, a winter seasonal brewed with Delaware scrapple. Returning Dogfish entries for 2016 will include Squall IPA, beer-wine hybrid Red & White, 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo and World Wide Stout. Concurrently, Dogfish Head will also be removing its Sixty-One and Tweason’ale labels from its 2016 year-round lineup.


Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine. Basically: wine spiked with brandy, infused with herbs and spices, and sweetened


5 new brews to welcome in 2016

It’s perfect time to look at some new beers – albeit ones from 2015.

The U.S. Wine Market Is The Goal Post

Even though it has fallen off over the past few years, growth in American wine consumption has been ongoing for 22 consecutive years.

What to Give a Wine Retailer? The Good Stuff

Merchants weigh in on which vintages they would want—and which they wouldn’t

Forget Coffee! Barnes & Noble Is Testing Selling Beer & Wine In Stores

Find Out Where You Can Get Boozy With Your Books!


Wine in films quiz

Do you think you know the wine Hannibal Lector drinks or the wine Princess Leia throws in Han Solo’s face? Take Decanter’s wine in films quiz and find out how much of a wine film buff you really are.


Hard soda wars about to foam over

Consumers are shunning carbonated soft drinks, but the hard soda category has plenty of fizz.

The hottest food trends in 2016 according to Whole Foods

Americans are looking for more convenient ways to drink wine

BUT Canned wines???

Spanish wine that’s inexpensive, delicious

What you get from Navarra is a variety of solid wines at a lower cost than the wines from more-famous Spanish locales. You like lower costs, right?

Prescribing Red Wine: An Rx for the End of Life

The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in France offers a wine bar to palliative care patients and families “to help them relax and speak freely…in an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure.

Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim

Winemakers willfully mislead consumers by changing the percentage of alcohol on bottle labels


Pinocchio Barrique Wine Aging Bottle

This small wine barrel is shaped like a bottle and is designed to hold and age a bottle of wine using natural processes


A new generation of neighbors for R.I.’s Narragansett Beer

Ten years into its revival, the iconic brewery is hotter and hipper than ever, far beyond the Ocean State.


Puglia, in the south of Italy, is an area of great beauty that is better known for its fantastic food culture than its wines.


Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016

English bubbly to over-the-top wine tours and celebrity brands, Pursuits’ critic Elin McCoy uncorks her predictions for the year to come.


Economic, political and cultural influences steered the course of the spirits world this year, but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2015 realised?


Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers

The Golden Age of Sommeliers might be over soon

Video Watch Concrete Wine Tanks Be Made

Sonoma Cast Stone has been designing and manufacturing concrete fixtures in the California Wine Country for 20 years, and their concrete wine tanks were designed in consultation with the winemakers of the region with the expressed purpose was to make the world’s greatest wines.

Fans are going crazy for this Quidditch-themed Harry Potter beer pong game

Harry Potter fans are going to want to crack open a few butterbeers and grab some ping pong balls — this Quidditch Pong set looks totally awesome.

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7 of the biggest myths about beer debunked

The drink is also commonly misunderstood.



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Franklin Adult Education 2016 Classes

Valentine Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Chocolates and wine pairings&..bring your sweetheart, your BFF, your neighbor and join the good folks from the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Explore the world of decadent chocolate and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. There is simply nothing better. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi will show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

And, a portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless moms and kids in joint community efforts.

Medway Community Education

Winter 2016



Mark Lenzi, Franklin Liquors

This wine tasting education will leave you comfortable and excited about wine. We will explore how to taste wine and the process involved which will make you a better wine taster and buyer. What is aroma? What is your wine style? After swirling, sniffing and tasting, your wine world will be open for exploration. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B65-16 1 session

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin


Franklin Liquors & The Sugar Shoppe

Yes – fudge and wine pair together beautifully! This will be a wine tasting/education with the Sugar Shoppe and Franklin Liquors. Explore the world of fudge and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi show you how during this educational sit-down tasting. A portion of your registration will go towards helping someone in need through the Sugar Shoppe, a local non-profit candy store working with local businesses to help raise money for homeless mothers and children. Participants must be 21 years of age.

Course # B66-16 1 session

Tuesday, April 5 7:00-9:00pm

Franklin Liquors $25

363 East Central Street, Rte. 140, Franklin

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Tri-County Adult Education  

Spring 2016

Oscars Truffle and Wine Tasting

Tuesday Feb 23nd 7-9PM

Explore the world of truffles and a minimum of 6 fabulous wine pairings. The Sugar Shoppe’s Courtney Nappa and Franklin Liquor’s Mark Lenzi and show you the way for this educational sit-down tasting.

Wine Labels Truths & Lies

Tuesday April 26th 7-9PM

Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you?

This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money with shopping for wines. What is in this bottle? Is this organic? After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Franklin, MA

Vinitas WineWorks, LLC


Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

Watch ForUpcoming Classes Held In Our Wine Room

Certified Specialist Of Wine-CSW

Certified Specialist Of Spirits-CSS

Society Of Wine Educators

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

French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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Our Wines Are On Vinobly

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

We Are Proud To Now Partner With Vinobly!

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Get your complete wine tasting guide disguised as a notebook.

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide!


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Every wine we taste and stock is on Quini.

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