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10.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Cognac

Article by: Gregg Glaser - For many brandy “heroes” Cognac is the ultimate brandy.  It’s a drink that has been favored and loved over the centuries by kings, emperors (Napoleon, for one) and European aristocrats.  The image in some parts of the culture is the good life, including hip-hopping around the urban jungle at night, jumping from one club to another – and always ordering a Cognac.Are Cognac sales and the associated marketing efforts mixed in the US?  Most definitely.THE [...] Read More »

Brandy

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - George Saintsbury, an English literary critic, journalist and avid wine connoisseur, championed drinking for health long before any red wine study was released. Just after the turn of the twentieth century, he wrote,“All alcoholic drinks, rightly used, are good for body and soul alike, but as a restorative of both there is nothing like brandy.”Saintsbury, it must be noted, never specified where the fortifying elixir must come from, so presumably, for this icon, all brandy [...] Read More »

Most Encouraging News

Article by: Harvey Finkel, MD - Much in the news media lately have been dire warnings about childhood obesity and high cholesterol, both significant risk factors for cardiovascular and other diseases that lead to early disability and death. We have known since the studies of soldiers during the Korean War that atherosclerosis, the disease process that eventuates in heart attacks and strokes, begins stealthily in early life.So, is there any hope of correcting the course for those of us already too [...] Read More »

Profile: Eric Broege

Article by: Fred Bouchard - ERIC BROEGE • 44 • Owner, Buyer • Vintages, West Concord and BelmontStill a painter and musician, Eric Broege is today a discerning buyer for his two small shops, one in formerly dry Belmont Center.  Eric defends his passion for individualistic wines of distinctive terroirs (mainly in Italy, Spain, France) with strong opinions, articulate explanations and a simple, bold business plan. [...] Read More »

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