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08.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINES of the FIRST WESTERNERS

Article by: Harvey Finkel - A VERY OLD SAYING WARNS, “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.”  Perhaps prudent 32OO years ago in ancient Troy, the advice is now seriously out of date, especially pertaining to Giota and Andrea Englisis bearing wine.  Their Athenee Importers Third Annual Road Show recently crossed the US, bearing dozens of tasting samples from across Greece to enlighten us.We, of course, owe the Greeks a great debt.  They were the conduit for the dissemination of [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE DARK & STORMY

Article by: Pink Lady - THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE whiling away a lazy summer afternoon on a boat.  For sailors of all stripes, be they Ralph Lauren nautical or legit Navy blues, the Dark & Stormy is a delightful drink. As with so many great classic cocktail recipes, the origins of the Dark & Stormy are foggy.  There was a time when the British Royal Navy allotted a rum ration of 2 ounces a head.  The rum was blended, dark [...] Read More »

MAIA GOSSELIN of SIP WINE EDUCATION

Article by: Kirsten Amann - IT MAY HAVE TAKEN AMERICA a while to catch up with the wine-drinking habits of Europe, but with record-breaking growth in 2O12 and a $34.6 billion dollar industry on our hands, it’s safe to say the US has arrived.  We may be sipping and swirling wine but, as our own Maia Merrill Gosselin has come to understand, many of us would like to learn a lot more about what’s really going on in that lovely [...] Read More »

THE VIRTUAL TASTING

Article by: Fred Bouchard - WINE PUBLICIST Elizabeth Kane Tate of Ekt Communications organized an “intimate” wine tasting in a new setting via Skype.  Tate’s email invitations (not e-vites) hinted that this novel venture will become a practical standard in wine-marketing and communication.  The wines were real, the tasting conducted communally via long-distance.  Tate’s invitation prompted your luddite reporter to get off his nickel and sign up for the new tool’s entry-level (free) version.  It proved neither difficult nor costly [...] Read More »

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