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05.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Summer Beer

Article by: Andy Crouch - No season so attracts the attention of beer drinkers as much as the warm days and nights of summer.  With the swells of heat and humidity comes a desire to cool off, whether through dips in the local pool or lake, or with a cold beverage.  To take the edge off, consumers look to refreshing beverages with a bit of a bite – just enough to remain crisp but attention grabbing.  While IPA and its [...] Read More »

OPUS ONE

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Every observer with even a passing interest in California wine knows the Opus One story of trans-Atlantic collaboration between two of the Twentieth Century’s most visionary wine personalities. What’s less clear to some is the status of the iconic Napa Valley winery since the passing of both Robert Mondavi and the Baron Philippe de Rothschild, and the subsequent changes in corporate ownership of the former’s family business. The reality is that, despite what might otherwise [...] Read More »

DINNER WITH A RELUCTANT WINE EXPERT

Article by: Fred Bouchard - On book tour mid-January, Eric Asimov, the new york times’ “Chief Wine Critic”, made a whistle-stop at Harvard Coop in Cambridge to reading from his first full-length wine book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.*The book came about during Asimov’s current post as wine critic, held since 2OO4 when he succeeded Frank Prial.  Previously he’d worked for the times in general reporting, starting his $25 and under witty, no-frills restaurant thumbnails [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: MAKE MINE A MARTINI

Article by: Pink Lady - Consider the Martini.  Iconic, misunderstood, misconstrued.  Of the all drinks in the cocktail cannon, the beverage you are often served as a martini could not be further from its classic incarnation.  Here’s why:1 A Martini is a drink, not a glass.  Referring to the stemmed, conical-shaped vessel that traditionally holds “up” drinks as a Martini Glass is akin to calling a pint glass a Beer Glass, or any vessel you use to drink [...] Read More »

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