Showing posts with label wine tasting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wine tasting. Show all posts

Friday, October 29, 2021

Register Now: Wine Labels - Truth & Lies - Nov. 30


Wine Labels - Truth & Lies
Many people buy wines based on label only. Do you? This class will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. Knowing this information will help you get more value for your money when shopping for wines. After this event buying wine will never be the same!

Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age
Cost: $30
November 30
7:00-8:30 PM
Workshop held at:
Franklin Liquors
363 East Central St
Franklin, MA
Franklin Liquors' Mark Lenzi, will be your guide
For more class options & additional details: Click here


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Friday, June 4, 2021

Register for the "Paint & Sip Class" Thursday, June 10

Expressions Enrichment is hosting an adult paint night taught by Franklin Artist Ted Cormier-Leger. Ted will teach different techniques using acrylics and we will work on a simple still life.

Enjoy wine from La Cantina Winery and light refreshments (included with your ticket).

Sign up at https://www.expressions-enrichment.com/services/p/paint-sip-class-with-local-franklin-artist-ted-cormier-legerthursday-june-10th-7-830pm

For more about Expressions Enrichment www.expressions-enrichment.com 

Paint & Sip Class Thursday, June 10
Paint & Sip Class Thursday, June 10


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Recap of Economic Development meeting - Mar 3, 2021 - modification to tasting room bylaw and food trucks approved

Quick Recap:
  • Modification to bylaw requirement for up to 25% of the space allowed for the tasting room proposed for removal. Few other communities require such. Approved to bring to Council. Would still require approval process loop through the Planning Board and back to Council before effective
  • Discussion on draft of new Franklin Business Guide. Good suggestions made. If you have any, please send to Anne Marie Tracy
  • Discussion on proposal to change restrictions on food trucks. Would allow for private parties on private property. For a public event on private property (i.e. a business like Pour Richard's) they could get a permit for it. The current zone for food trucks would remain in place at the Town Common. Plans for them during the summer (assuming COVID protocols allow) for Farmers Market/Concerts on the Common. Approved to bring to Council for further discussion
 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album  https://photos.app.goo.gl/PbwWoeJjCLhCyHDY8

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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.
 
The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #edc0303 
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23edc0303&src=typeahead_click 


  • Economic development Committee meeting start at 5:45 PM #edc0303  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_3-3-2021.pdf   Proposal to modify tasting room bylaw, proposal for food trucks modification, and draft of business guide up for review
  • Real time reporting underway for the Economic Development meeting #boh0303 link shared earlier Chair Hamblen covers the meeting protocol message, all votes will be via roll call
  • First up, the tasting room proposal as modified, changes the current bylaw by removing the % requirement of space for tasting area. Prior meeting had covered details, this is in response to that discussion. #edc0303 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_3-3-2021.pdf
  • #edc0303 Bissanti thinks it is great, anything to help business. Jones, ditto. Frongillo agree most don't have restrictions. Planning Board approved current operations under prior plan, this affects new entities. Existing businesses would have to request a change if they want
  • #edc0303 some business also have waivers and would not help existing businesses as they already have an exception, under this they would not comply. Motion to move bylaw amendment proposal to Council for full discussion, second, passes 4-0 via roll call.
  • Next up business guide in draft up for review.  #edc0303 up for review, do you find what you need? If not contact Anne Marie Tracy to provide the input - page 5 of the agenda doc  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_3-3-2021.pdf
  • #edc0303 consider colors to differentiate chapters, ensure links are good, doesn't really say where the zoning map is, where is R1, R2, etc. Highlight specific areas, downtown, Clark Cutler, Crossing, etc. A vacant registry? Need a larger conversation on town wide branding
  • #edc0303 each business owner would take their own journey to open; my suggestion to develop a flow chart to help with the navigation; maybe having a planning board member at the tech review meeting, also they apparently aren't notified of EDC meetings
  • #edc0303 Chair heard also that they went thru the tech review easily and yet runs into difficulty with Planning Board. Tech review is for staff dept heads to provide input, they do line up folks with what was presented. Planning Brd advised not to participate to avoid conflict
  • #edc0303 back to business guide: love the idea of a flow chart. Bissanti thinks you need Plng Brd. Moving on to food truck proposal, add a fee for temp food truck event, fact sheet in packet. Page 35 has table of fees with addition of a food truck fee. Mostly internal approval
  • No permit needed if private and public not invited, fee yes #edc0303 same for one day license, i.e. Pour Richards for a tasting with a food truck, fee required. Food truck friendly zone around Town Common remains as is. I.e. for events and summer concerts.
  • A nonprofit like ArtWeek, etc. could arrange for the Common for their event and get food trucks. There is also a requirement to avoid conflicts with same foods, 500' buffer. Ex. a taco truck couldn't be in the parking lot across from Sante Fe Grille. #edc0303
  • Bissanti food trucks have a place in Franklin. #edc0303 Jones fine with this. Frongillo what is the permit process? Hellen hadn't been aware of food trucks operating based here. There are mobile vendor codes to abide by, health safety, Chrissy works on this with the staff
  • #edc0303 once familiar with business, they tend to be more of a 'rinse/repeat' and go quickly. Food service permit req'd from BoH for private events. A concern with parking where the food truck would appear in case enforcement is required. We want these to work.
  • #edc0303 motion to move to Town Council, second, passes via roll call 4-0 
  • Motion to adjourn, second, passes 4-0 via roll call 
  • Catch you in a few for Town Council!

modification to tasting room bylaw and food trucks approved
modification to tasting room bylaw and food trucks approved


 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

FM #452 Economic Development SubComm Mtg - 02/03/21 (audio)

FM #452 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 452 in the series.

This shares the Economic Development Committee meeting that was held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode; some of the key participants were in the Council Chambers, the Chair Melanie Hamblen led the meeting remotely along with many others via Zoom conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are in the show notes. The recording runs about an hour and eight minutes (~68 mins)  Audio file =  https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HsJsQlRS


 

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Meeting agenda including bylaw revision for food trucks  
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_revised_2-3-2021.pdf

My notes captured via Twitter and shared here in summary form
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/02/economic-development-subcommittee_5.html

Quick Recap:

  • Very enlightening listening session this time. Good info gleaned from participants all around. Food trucks are not inanimate objects, they have people and families to support behind them
  • Where did the 25% requirement for tasting space come from; the manufacturing bylaw allows 25% for a manufacturer to have that amount of space for a retail operation
  • Tasting rooms as designed in the bylaw are shifting to be more than that per some of the participants; what should they have, how should they be operated, how can the service be 'safe'....
  • Food requirement for tasting makes sense but then brings complications, patio space outside counted against space requirements, which then drive capacity and parking; need to be careful of making changes without considering other effects especially unintended ones
  • the food truck experience is not the same as a table service, should not be considered competitive, they are distinctly different
  • No pun intended but there is plenty of food for thought here, more to come as the info is reviewed and solution or options designed for next discussion (TBD)

 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nZAY5RwEoNGH37wt8

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FM #452 Economic Development SubComm Mtg - 02/03/21 (audio)
FM #452 Economic Development SubComm Mtg - 02/03/21 (audio)

Friday, February 5, 2021

Economic Development Subcommittee - meeting recap - 02/03/2021

Quick Recap:
  • Very enlightening listening session this time. Good info gleaned from participants all around. Food trucks are not inanimate objects, they have people and families to support behind them
  • Where did the 25% requirement for tasting space come from; the manufacturing bylaw allows 25% for a manufacturer to have that amount of space for a retail operation
  • Tasting rooms as designed in the bylaw are shifting to be more than that per some of the participants; what should they have, how should they be operated, how can the service be 'safe'....
  • Food requirement for tasting makes sense but then brings complications, patio space outside counted against space requirements, which then drive capacity and parking; need to be careful of making changes without considering other effects especially unintended ones
  • the food truck experience is not the same as a table service, should not be considered competitive, they are distinctly different
  • No pun intended but there is plenty of food for thought here, more to come as the info is reviewed and solution or options designed for next discussion (TBD)
 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nZAY5RwEoNGH37wt8


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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.
 
The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #edc0203


  • Real time reporting underway for the Economic Development subcommittee meeting #edc0203 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_revised_2-3-2021.pdf
  • Chair Hamblen takes role call of members as she is remote (Bissanti, Jones, and Frongillo in Chambers) #edc0203 discussion to begin on bylaw of section 19 license. Agenda doc includes some historical reference points https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/edc_agenda_revised_2-3-2021.pdf
  • TA Hellen provides some of the history/background on the development of the proposal. #edc0203 recall beer garden at ArtWeek event in 2019, wanted to do more, COVID most recently has presented challenges
  • Three businesses open and others in queue to do so. Use this as a listening session, open to business comment. Bob Vozella, La Cantina Winery, thanks for enabling the business, expanding the option for food trucks outside of the Town Common area would be beneficial #edc0203
  • Do provide small plates and would like to provide more for the customers, do have menus and service in from the neighborhood restaurants. #edc0203 food trucks would provide another option.
  • Yes it was said: "There is an appetite for food trucks to coexist with small businesses in Franklin". #edc0203 how much of difference does it make between a permanent restaurant or a temporary food truck as competition for town business?
  • Food truck owner comments that she has worked for 10 years between Worcester and Boston and it is sad that she can't work in her home (Franklin) #edc0203 it doesn't just help Olivier sell their beer, it helps beyond that. Compliments the drink establishments.
  • Food trucks are not inanimate objects, they also represent the business and the family behind it. The Bubbleman pivoted to do a hotdog truck in addition to bubbles, and can't work here. Board of Health won't allow this as a 'zoning issue' #edc0203 even in a private party
  • Issue with bylaw as written forces larger facilities to generate enough money, corridor counts as part of the taproom. Could exclude it with a door, really. Consider patio or outdoor space as separate? #edc0203 burden placed on business re: rent and SQ footage larger than could
  • Patrick D "The regs are driving residents to eat out at Patriot Place instead of downtown Franklin" Bissanti - "We don't want to hurt the existing businesses with food trucks" #edc0203
  • T Padula reminds that the tasting rooms are expanding beyond what they were supposed to be, they should taste and leave; they are staying longer and competing with restaurants. #edc0203 Patrick D, Glen Pharma 25% on tasting room, not sure how derived, arbitrary #
  • Burden on space, parking, safety, all make sense, but where the 25% comes from doesn't make sense. Owner has responsibly to manage the crowd. #edc0203 did look at food truck angle and ended up with a restaurant; food trucks are here to stay, folks want them
  • "A food truck is not table experience, it is different." Olivier - 67 Degrees, grateful for bylaw to allow us to operate. 25% requirements hinders us operationally. Talked with Canton (Trillium, etc) parking/bathrooms required, but not limitation on tasting room size #edc0203
  • #edc0203 25% clashes with other zoning requirements, needed to get 2 special permits to expand within 6 months of operation and do the same thing. A food truck at 67 should not affect other restaurants, especially in COVID times, would help now and long term
  • Halligan, #edc0203 25% was designed for sample and short term visit to leave with product, it is growing into more than tasting, functions, entertainment, families, dogs, etc. Proposing larger footage if kitchen present, increases parking, drainage, etc. raises other issues
  • Not an easy solution, where to go next. Need to close out discussion tonight and continue next time. #edc0203 "folks already eat out elsewhere, so improving options here will help not hurt" - Frongillo Manufacturing is only allowed 25% for retail, hence the derivation
  • More to come, stay tuned, work to be done. Motion to adjourn, seconded, passes via roll call 4-0 #edc0203 

 

Economic Development Subcommittee - meeting recap - 02/03/2021
Economic Development Subcommittee - meeting recap - 02/03/2021

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Join us next Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30, at La Cantina for a night of wine and music.  
 
Portions of each sale of wine will go to support the Franklin Education Foundation.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Follow e Facebook event for additional info https://t.co/QIAIEaxB6i



Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30
Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Friday, August 14, 2020

Pour Richard's Pennywise - virtual sale through Sunday, Aug 16

"Have you ever had a great meal-and a superb bottle of wine- at a restaurant, then tried to recreate that experience at home, only to find you absolutely cannot buy that wine without going to a restaurant and paying approximately 4 times the wholesale cost of the bottle?

Well. Check this out-with restaurants closed or at limited capacity, we got our hot little hands on some of those coveted bottles. Not only that, but we're selling them at a discount! We have plenty of the usual crowd-pleasing penny-saving bargains you expect from Pennywise, but also: Magnums of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for $65. 50% off Premier Cru Burgundy. Stellar Pinot Noir. Bodacious Zinfandel. Mature vintage of an iconic Napa Cabernet. And more. SO much more. 

This is without a doubt the best Pennywise list I've ever put together. So if you love wine, know someone who loves wine, or even think you'd like to learn to love wine, tune in tomorrow at 9-you'll be glad you did!

Ordering ends Sunday @ 6PM. The orders will be ready for pickup anytime after 5 PM on Friday, August 21.

Then save some green on red, white, and pink!
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Shopping starts at 9 AM HERE

 

Pennywise: THE ‘RESTAURANT-ONLY’ EDIT
Pennywise: THE ‘RESTAURANT-ONLY’ EDIT

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Wonderful World of Wine Needs Your Vote for the 15th Annual Podcast Awards

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE (WWW) NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
15TH ANNUAL PODCAST AWARDS
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

Find us under  "Grammar Girl Education Category"
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Listen On Sound Cloud
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On Wednesday - listen to https://buff.ly/37Db7Yf (102.9 on the local area radio dial) - 10:00 AM/ 1:00 PM / 7:00 PM The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone - All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points The show replays on Saturday at 1:00 PM


Mark C. Lenzi
CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS
Franklin Liquors
363 East Central St
Franklin MA 02038
508-528-7338
franklinliquors.com
Podcast: The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

 
Podcast: The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)
Podcast: The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Franklin Liquors: How To Enjoy Wine More - March 10

How To Enjoy Wine More
March 10

This sit down wine tasting/educational event is for long time wine lovers and wine newbies. A Tri-County Adult Education event held in the Franklin Liquors wine room.

How can you enhance your wine adventures?
Do you need ideas how to love wine more?

This class will suggest, present and explore ways to enjoy wine. Topics will include tasting, buying, pairing, history and more!

https://registration.xenegrade.com/tri-county/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=3045


Mark C. Lenzi
CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS, SWS
Franklin Liquors
363 East Central St
Franklin MA 02038
508-528-7338

franklinliquors.com

Franklin Liquors: How To Enjoy Wine More - March 10
Franklin Liquors: How To Enjoy Wine More - March 10


Monday, January 27, 2020

Rotary Club of Franklin to host wine tasting fundraiser @Pour Richard's

From the Wicked Local/Franklin, article of interest for Franklin:
"The Rotary Club of Franklin will host its wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Pour Richard’s, 14 Grove St., Franklin, with a tasting comparing European and American wines. 
This year the Rotary Club of Franklin celebrates its 90th anniversary. For almost a century, this organization has been serving the Town of Franklin and the surrounding communities of Norfolk, Medway, Wrentham and Bellingham. 
Among the many contributions to these communities, Rotary has consistently provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These grants have helped many young people further their education and allowing them to realize their dreams."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20200124/rotary-club-of-franklin-to-host-wine-tasting-fundraiser

Rotary Club of Franklin to host wine tasting fundraiser @Pour Richard's
Rotary Club of Franklin to host wine tasting fundraiser @Pour Richard's

Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Farmers Market - Dec 21 - 10 AM to 2 PM

With the successful approval by the Town Council on Wednesday night, La Cantina Winery will be sharing some wine samples and selling their wine at the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday at the Fairmount Fruit Farm.

Winter Farmers Market - Dec 21 - 10 AM to 2 PM
Winter Farmers Market - Dec 21 - 10 AM to 2 PM

Fairmount Fruit Farm = 887 Lincoln Street, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

Follow the Facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/fairmountfruitfarm/

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lifelong Community Learning: Tasting Spanish Wines - Nov. 12



Spanish Wine is so much more than Sangria
This "Old World" region has so many great wine values. We will explore the regions, laws, grapes, terms, and more. Come explore all things Spain from Rioja to Sherry.

Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age
Cost: $25
November 12
7:00-9:00 PM
Workshop held at:
Franklin Liquors
363 East Central St
Franklin, MA
Franklin Liquors' Mark Lenzi, will be your guide
FPS- Lifelong Community Learning | 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA 02038
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

"Exploring The Wines Of Copper Cane" - Nov 9

Exploring The Wines Of Copper Cane
Saturday November 9, 6-8PM
Host: Sophie Daniels

A Sit down wine tasting/educational event held in the Franklin Liquors wine room.
RSVP $5 Event Fee

Joseph Wagner is a fifth generation Napa Valley winemaker with a dedicated passion for the business. Joe’s roots in the winemaking began at an early age. His family founded Caymus Vineyards in Napa Valley.

In 2001 at age nineteen, he rolled up his sleeves and has yet to look back. His passion and natural talent for winemaking quickly became apparent after he started his own award-winning single vineyard Pinot Noir label, Belle Glos.

In January 2014, Joe formed Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, with the goal of focusing on innovations that have always captured his interest, and to find new ways to offer the highest quality products that satisfy consumers’ appetites for genuine craftsmanship.

We will explore sparkling, Pinot Noirs, Blends And Cabernet Sauvignon

About Sophie
With a passion for food and wine, Miss Daniels found herself drawn to the beauty and bounty of food and wine at an early age. What began as cooking for friends and family at the age of 7 eventually progressed into working for fine dinning establishments and highly regarded catering companies in Boston in the early nineteen nineties.

Attracted more and more to the art of superb wine and food pairings, Sophie was given the opportunity to focus on wine sales while working for a prominent Massachusetts distributor in 2001.

Beginning in 2004 and up until today, Sophie Daniels has had the unique opportunity to explore the world, expanding her wine horizons, while representing domestic and imported wineries from a dozen different countries.

Today, more passionate than ever, she now travels throughout New England as the Regional Sales Manager for Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, educating consumers, motivating sales people and sharing her love of great food and wine with consumers through lectures, trade tastings and wine dinners.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Wine-Club/events/265818938/

Vineyard shot of Joe Wagner (courtesy photo)
Vineyard shot of Joe Wagner (courtesy photo)


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lifelong Community Learning: Wine Tastings - Oct 22 & Nov 12




A crash course on all things wine, based on the "24-Hour Wine Expert" book.
Take this sit down education/tasting class & learn the basics of wine myths, food pairing, buying, storing, grapes, regions, and so much more.

Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age
Cost: $25
October 22
7:00-9:00 PM

Exploring Spanish Wines
Spanish Wine is so much more than Sangria
This "Old World" region has so many great wine values. We will explore the regions, laws, grapes, terms, and more. Come explore all things Spain from Rioja to Sherry.

Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age
Cost: $25
November 12
Both workshops held at:
Franklin Liquors
363 East Central St
Franklin, MA
Franklin Liquors' Mark Lenzi, will be your guide
Lifelong Community Learning, 218 Oak St., Franklin, MA 02038
FPS- Lifelong Community Learning | 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA 02038


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