Liquor Industry News/Links 01-30-16

Liquor Industry News/Links


Franklin Liquors


By: Mark C Lenzi


The Real Meaning Of Small Business

This week the #ShopFranklin community honored its heart and soul…Sarah Mabardy.

Sarah started the whole #ShopFranklin movement and our family thanks her.

We were happy to host her Bday party in our Wine Room.



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Liquor Industry Week In Review

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

A Guide To Chinese Wine Regions

Why sommeliers hate that wine app


Why You Should Discover Italy’s Old Vine Wines

You’ve no doubt seen the term “old vines” on many wine labels (think Old Vine Zinfandel) but in Italy, the term takes on a whole meaning.


US fine wine sales to rise in 2016 as overall market shrinks – forecast

The US is heading for its first decline in wine consumption in more than 20 years in 2016, but those who do still buy wine will spend more per bottle, a new report from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has forecast.

Young Americans are turning into $15-a-bottle wine snobs

American drinkers are acquiring a palate for more expensive and complex wine.


The Spectrum of Boldness in Red Wines

This chart interprets the range of styles available in dry red wine. Although it’s possible to find a wine that doesn’t line up exactly as depicted, the chart can help explain that certain wines will always be lighter-bodied than others.


The Stories Behind 5 Iconic Liquor Logos

Liquor logos have more meaning than catching your eye on a well-stocked shelf.

Spirits of the world: Mastiha from Greece

Mastika or Mastiha (‘mahs-Tee-ha’) is a liqueur from the Greek island of Chios that is flavored with a resin or sap from trees on the island

10 Obscure Alcoholic Drinks That May Be Your Future Favorites

Let the following infographic be your guide in exploring some luscious but underestimated alcoholic beverages


A Beer And Cheese Pairing Guide


The perfect wine pairing for Cheetos — and other pairings you never thought you’d try but definitely should

14 wines specific wines to pair with 8 common snacks/meals

#shopFranklin Photo Spotlight: La Cantina Winery

Great Story About Franklin MA Winery


The Three Secrets to Perfectly Pairing Wine and Cheese

If you love hosting dinner parties or wine-fueled gatherings, one way to enhance them is by learning the art of putting together a serious cheese plate, and pairing it with the right wines.

Why White Wine Is More Than All Right in Winter

Winter, when almost everyone thinks they should only drink red wine, is actually a wonderful time to sip on a white. Arguably a more versatile wine, it pairs well with more types of food

Interest in Italian Wines Increases

People might still love Italian wines but outside a few classic areas, many regions are being left behind, according to figures from Wine-Searcher’s database.


Understanding Cognac

The romance and history of Cognac is unparalleled.

A guide to Chinese wine regions

Chinese wine region profile series on the upcoming new


The Wine Trend No One’s Talking About (Yet): An Insider’s View

Here are five, starting with the trend no one is talking about (yet).

New Svedka Flavor

Svedka is looking to build off the success of its recent innovation efforts with next month’s launch of a new flavor, Cucumber Lime. Cucumber Lime ($12.99 a 750-ml.) marks the 13th flavor for Svedka, which hit 4.2 million cases on 3% growth last year, according to Impact Databank. The new offering is intended to tap the recent popularity of cool, crisp cocktails such as the Moscow Mule and Gin and Tonic, as well as capitalize on flavor trends found within Asian and Mexican cuisine.

Bronco Wine CEO urges colleagues to make bargain bottles

Fred Franzia speaks to California industry’s largest gathering

Ceres-area winery changed market with Two Buck Chuck

Franzia also dings colleagues on a few issues


New Woodford Reserve

Brown-Forman has introduced a new Woodford Reserve special edition under the brand’s Distillery Series. The new offering, Frosty Four Wood, is a mature Woodford Reserve Bourbon aged in American oak and finished in Maple, Sherry and Port barrels. Woodford’s original Four Wood whiskey, a 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation, Brown-Forman said. Subsequent filtration from those stocks produced Frosty Four Wood (90.4 proof), a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints. Retailing at $50 a 375-ml., Frosty Four Wood is debuting only at the Woodford distillery and with Kentucky retailers.

Who Owns Your Favorite Liquor Brands?

So who makes what, and who owns whom?

Epic Brewing Expands Distribution to Massachusetts

Epic Brewing is pleased to announce its expansion into the Massachusetts market which marks the twentieth state nationally.

Italian wine: 9 things to know about labels, varietal basics

Here nine facts about Italian wine:


Why sommeliers hate that wine app you’re shoving at them

“I just find it really interesting that people would rather consult an app than talk,”

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairings Guide








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Can music make wine taste better?

A study has shown that people can get 15% more pleasure out of their wines by simultaneously drinking and listening to the right kind of music.

The Best New Wines of Sardinia Are Co-operative Efforts

It is believed the Phoenicians brought wine grapes to the island and that the Spanish might have introduced the Vermentino grape, now planted all over the island.

Nielsen’s top 2015 wine trends

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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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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!

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Vinitas WineWorks, LLC


Kim M. Simone, Founder and Wine Advisor

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

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French Wine Scholar FWS-French Wine Society

Quini Certified Educator- QCE (First In USA)

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