The string of warm vintages continued in 2017 but the main headline was the extreme drought. There was almost no rain from May through harvest and as a result yields were down about 20% for most (even more for those who had frost or other issues). Grape clusters were loose and berry sizes small. The good news though is that flavors are amazing and quite concentrated though without being heavy. Temperatures were moderate in the fall so acidity was retained allowing unusual balance of flavor and freshness. You’re gonna love it. Learn more about Bieler Pere et Fils wines at their homepage.
The hard seltzer category is on fire this year with sales up over 400% from 2017. Henry’s Hard Sparkling is no exception, exceeding all sales goals. When originally released this product was only available in glass bottles. However, those bottles will now be replaced with slim cans. This change makes them the perfect drink for all of your outdoor activities this summer.
The Henry’s Hard Sparkling new slim can has the lowest calorie (88/serving) and sugar count (0/serving) than other hard sparking water brands. Variety packs are available in 12 packs while both the Lemon Lime and Passion Fruit are available in 6 packs. For more information please visit https://www.henryshardsparkling.com
Check out the story of Travis Hasse's fantastic products and the family story that's behind this damn wholesome distiller!
MillerCoors is set to debut their newest innovative product. Two Hats is a line of light beers with a hint of all natural fruit flavors that will be available in two flavors – Lime and Pineapple. This light beer option is brewed to transform a new generation of Drinkers’ expectations of what a beer can be as well as offer an affordable, sessionable, and lightly flavored option within the beer category.
Each flavor of Two Hats comes in at just 113 calories per serving with a 4.2% ABV and will be available in a 4 pack of 16 oz cans at launch.
Everyone has a darker side. The allure of noir allows people to be a little edgier, a little racier than their everyday selves. Love Noir wine fulfills that desire with the promise of sultry, fruit forward flavors and luxurious textures. In this unique style, richness and decadence are king. Love Noir gives wine consumers this freedom with a wine that tastes remarkably more expensive than it is. From the first alluring sip to the last, this is Love Noir. Fall in love with the darker side of wine.
Learn more about Love Noir's wines at their website.
Humble beginnings, but a landscape full of character and possibility.
Learn about the story of John and James Chivas
For more information about this classic brand check out the Chivas website.
The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping, which means winter is here and so are our winter seasonal beers! While shopping for that perfect holiday gift don't forget to grab a winter seasonal. This year there are many great styles and brands to choose from. See below for our most current list of available products. Make sure to ask your Frank Beer Rep for more information on any of these beers. Happy Holidays!
2017 Winter Seasonals
ALASKAN WINTER 4/6 NR
ALASKAN WINTER 1/6 BBL
ANCHOR CHRISTMAS ALE 4/6 NR
ANCHOR CHRISTMAS ALE 6/50.7OZ MAGNUM
ANCHOR CHRISTMAS ALE 1/2 BBL
BLUE MOON APRICOT WHEAT 4/6 NR
BLUE MOON APRICOT WHEAT 2/12 NR
BLUE MOON APRICOT WHEAT 1/2 BBL
BLUE MOON APRICOT WHEAT 1/6 BBL
CENTRAL WATERS SLAINTE SCOTCH ALE 4/6 NR
CIDERBOYS MAD BARK 4/6 NR
DOGFISH HEAD LIQUID TRUTH SERUM 4/6 NR
HOFBRAU DELICATOR 1/2BBL
HOFBRAU WINTER SPEZIAL 4/6 NR
LAKE LOUIE MILK STOUT 4/6 NR
LAKE LOUIE MILK STOUT 1/2 BBL
LAKE LOUIE MILK STOUT 1/6 BBL
LEINIE SNOWDRIFT VANILLA PORTER 4/6 NR
LEINIE SNOWDRIFT VANILLA PORTER 2/12 NR
LEINIE SNOWDRIFT VANILLA PORTER 1/2 BBL
LEINIE SNOWDRIFT VANILLA PORTER 1/6 BBL
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 1/2 BBL
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 4/6 NR
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 6/4 16OZ CAN
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 2/12 CAN
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 2/12 NR
LEINIE POMEGRANATE SHANDY 1/6 BBL
MIKES HARDER PASSION ORANGE GAVA 24/16OZ CAN
MIKES BLACKBERRY PEAR 4/6 NR
NEW GLARUS SNOWSHOE 4/6 NR
NEW GLARUS SNOWSHOE 1/4 BBL
NEW GLARUS SNOWSHOE 1/2 BBL
POINT SNOW PILOT 4/6 NR
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER 4/6 NR
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER 2/12 NR
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER 1/2 BBL
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER 1/6 BBL
SAM ADAMS WINTER FAVORITES 2/12 NR
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER 2/12 CAN
SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION ALE 4/6 NR
SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION ALE 2/12 NR
SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION ALE 1/2 BBL
SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION ALE 1/6 BBL
SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION ALE 24PK NR
SUMMIT WINTER ALE 4/6 NR
SUMMIT WINTER ALE 2/12 NR
SUMMIT WINTER ALE 1/2 BBL
SUMMIT WINTER ALE 1/6 BBL
TYRANENA SHEEP SHAGGER SCOTCH 4/6 NR
TYRANENA SHEEP SHAGGER SCOTCH 1/2 BBL
TYRANENA SHEEP SHAGGER SCOTCH 1/6 BBL
2017 Winter Variety Packs
ALASKAN VARIETY 2/12NR
ANGRY ORCHARD VARIETY 2/12 NR
BALLAST POINT VARIETY 2/12 NR
BLUE MOON VARIETY PACK 2/12 NR
CENTRAL WATERS SAMPLER 2/12NR
CIDERBOYS VARIETY 2/12 NR
DOGFISH HEAD IPA FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2/12NR
GUINNESS VARIETY 2/12 NR
LAKE LOUIE VARIETY 2/12 NR
LEINIE WINTER EXPLORER 2/12 NR
NEW GLARUS FRUIT BEER VARIETY 12/750ML NR
POINT WINTER VARIETY 2/12 NR
REDD'S VARIETY 2/12 NR
SAM ADAMS WINTER FAVORITES 2/12PK NR
SIERRA NEVADA SNOW PACK VARIETY 2/12 NR
SUMMIT PENALTY BOX VARIETY 2/12 NR
Cavit combines more than a half-century of winemaking expertise, the dramatic landscape and terroir of northern Italy, and a profound enjoyment of the good things in life to produce their quality product.
Cavit swept onto the radar of American wine lovers in the 1970s as a pioneer of a then little-known white wine called Pinot Grigio. Prized for its crisp, elegant character, fruit flavors and delicate floral aroma, Pinot Grigio is a demanding grape to cultivate, but has flourished in northern Italy for over a century. Cavit has consistently championed this varietal in the U.S.
Cavit produces a full range of high-quality, approachable and food-friendly wines including Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Red Blend.
Check out Cavit's website to learn about their wines that will be perfect for the holidays
As the creator of the world’s first commercially produced flavored vodka back in 1962 who better to make some of the best flavored vodkas on the market? Check out these recipes or these flavor profiles to plan your next cocktail party!
When La Crema was founded in 1979, the Russian River Valley had yet to establish itself as one of California’s most important regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first few vintages at La Crema were devoted to learning the intricacies of cold-climate viticulture and winemaking along with the task of procuring first-class vineyards for fruit.
La Crema’s vineyards are all harvested by hand. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. The Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aging in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema’s Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin.
Take La Crema's Wine Quiz to see what type of wine would suit your taste!