Liquor Industry News/Links 07-10-17

Liquor Industry News/Links

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)



Franklin Liquors

By: Mark C Lenzi



Many Old Images Found Online Of Jimmies

( In 1978 Our Family Bought Jimmies )

Phone Book Listing Of Jimmies 60’s

Pictures Over The Years Of Jimmies

( Our Location In Center Of Town 1978-1986 )


One Of The Best Guys…Gus!

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Good To Know Franklin Had A History Of Wine Experts!


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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

‘The Sideways Effect’: How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry

Is Anyone Still Pretending Cannabis Legalization is Good For Wine?

How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America



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The Best of Riesling winners announced

The winners of the world’s biggest and most prestigious Riesling competition were announced

Why Nova Scotia excels at sparkling wine

Canada’s wine industry seems to have broken free from the shackles of being known simply as a producer of great icewine


The One Shift In Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere

It is not our job to drink wine. It is our job to sell wine, or write about it, or make it, or market it.


Barbecue sauces, steak sauce and mustards—on top of beer-infused food products like praline-coated nuts, brittle and truffles

Is That Craft Beer You’re Drinking Really Craft? A Handy Guide

There’s a good chance that locally brewed beer you’re drinking is actually a part of a giant multinational corporation.

Who grew the grapes in the wine you’re drinking? The label has some clues.

Do you read the back label on a wine bottle, either before you buy it or while you’re drinking its contents?

Right-wing website’s wine club may be violating U.S. law

It’s quite clever; amusing on several levels, beyond turning Hillary Clinton’s biggest verbal misstep into a wine label.

Following the wine renaissance in Poland

Poland is mainly associated with the production of beer and vodkas. After all, Poles are among the biggest consumers of both drinks. However, there is a slow, but insistent, transformation taking place with more and more wine on the tables.


US Firsts In Wine

Take a moment to appreciate the history of some of the United States’ firsts in wine.


Taking a Good Look at Wine Labels

It is also valuable to be aware of what some research suggests could attract consumer attention and what some brands are doing to encourage wine drinkers to “engage” with their bottle and (hopefully) share their experience with others.

Liquor Laws Outpaced by Technology

As the number of delivery apps in the US grows, players are trying to sort out the rules.


The Science of Chilling Wine

How to serve the perfect glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio and debunks some commonly held myths.


While California dominates US wine production, wine is being made in nearly every corner of the nation


Beer and Ice Cream for Dinner

Because it’s summer and because beer and ice cream are incredible bedfellows, we’ve come up with a few different beer float recipes for you to try at home. Dinner is served.

Buffalo Trace creates single estate barrels for Bourbon

Bourbon distiller Buffalo Trace has taken its single estate ambitions a step forward with the creation of barrels from American white oak trees grown on its premises.


Pouring the Prosecco over five to seven ice cubes, depending on the size of glass.

Wine Pairings with Barbecue

It’s summertime. It’s hot. And, it’s time to fire up the grill!
But what type of wine is best to pair with those foods you’re cooking on the barbie?

How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

If you want to talk about the history of immigration in America, or urbanization or the expansion of transportation networks, really any subject that you want to explore, you can talk about it through beer,

Getting Americans to Drink More Wine

It’s no secret that the typical diet and relationship to food in many wine-producing countries is of noticeably higher quality than ours.


Priorat’s new structure

To talk about the Denominations of Origin (DOs) of Spain is to talk bureaucracy.


7 of the most common myths about beer, debunked

Even regular drinkers frequently cite myths about how beer can get skunked or how many calories dark beers contain.


This new bottle cap from Crown has a built-in lever for easy opens (genius)

To remove the crown from the bottle, consumers simply hold the bottle in one hand, place their thumb under the lever and push the lever upward. Nothing else is need. Plus, much less torque needs to be exerted when compared to the removal of other bottle caps. In addition, the new crown is tamper-proof and can help brands combat counterfeiting.


Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers

And guess who is picking up most of the tab?

Five companies that are among the world’s largest alcoholic beverage manufacturers — Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Carlsberg — have so far pledged $67.7 million to a foundation that raises money for the National Institutes of Health,

Is Anyone Still Pretending Cannabis Legalization is Good For Wine?

According to a survey of 10,000 California Cannabis users, 87% have reduced their consumption of alcohol in reaction to their cannabis use. Meanwhile, 13% have completely ended their use of alcohol.

Underage alcohol use continues to fall

Putting Lower Alcohol Wine on the Map

Well this won’t be controversial: there’s a new wine map of Napa and Sonoma Counties, and it includes only wineries that make “lower-alcohol” wines.

The outlaw wines of France

What do an orange wine, a Sangiovese from the Languedoc, and Coca-Cola all have in common? The answer is to be found in three words: Vin de France.


The Wine Neophobia Scale: A New Tool for Determining Wine Preferences and Purchase Behavior

The Food Neophobia scale, there isn’t a comparable scale for wine, though it is known that there exists a population of individuals who are hesitant to try new wines.

Exploring Minerality

Funny how things happen. Until the 1990s, the term minerality didn’t appear in the most acclaimed guides, not even the Oxford Companion to Wine. For wine lovers all over the world, flavors were basically fruity, floral, spicy, herbal…

Then, suddenly, this new word – minerality – emerged to become the trendiest descriptor in the wine lover’s lexicon. Googling it produces more than a million results. The term itself is relatively new: according to a study examining the word’s evolution in French literature, associations between minéralité (minerality) and vin (wine) have increased since 1985. Yet, despite this recent explosion of popularity, a unique definition has not been created.

‘The Sideways Effect’: How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry

Pinot noir production in California has increased roughly 170 percent since Sideways was released


Russia may not be able to stop its citizens from drinking alcohol, but it is determined to at least change what Russians consume. In an effort to improve the health of people in a country that has the highest percentage of deaths caused by alcohol, Russians have now been encouraged to switch their tipple of choice from vodka to vino.

Sugar in Wine Chart

Is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?


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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


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.

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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!



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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One Response to “Liquor Industry News/Links 07-10-17”

  1. T.C. Says:

    This is an awesome trip down the memory lane of alcohol. I look at alcohol like anything else in this world. In moderation, friendships have been forged and great times can be had. Excess can lead to a bad outcome. I am always in awe of the artform aspect of the alcohol industry and the countless beverages available. Cool article!

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