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08.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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IS WINE POPCORN THE NEXT BIG THING?

POPCORN HAS COME A LONG WAY INDEED. From cheap movie snack to gourmet treat, the evolution has been an interesting one. Now, there’s a new concept on the market: wine-infused popcorn. Populence, a gourmet popcorn bar located in New York City, teamed up with New Zealand winery Kim Crawford to create two wine-soaked popcorn flavors: Pinot Noir Chocolate Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle. According to company founder Maggie Paulus, people often shop for their popcorn [...] Read More »

DRINK YOUR WAY ACROSS THE USA

A new edition of MICRO-DISTILLERIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA, has been released.  Written by David J. Reimer, Sr., it is the only guide dedicated to North American micro-distilleries. The newly released third edition includes information on more than 45O micro-distilleries from all 5O states and across Canada plus hundreds of photos of bottles and labels. Information on distilleries includes locations, hours, tours, and tasting times; websites and social media; brand descriptions, prices and distribution; [...] Read More »

THE BRITISH GIN & TONIC FACES EXTINCTION

COULD THE CLASSIC G&T become a thing of the past? It’s entirely possible. Juniper berries, the crucial ingredient in British gin, are under attack by a virulent fungus strain: Phytophthora austrocedrae. “Juniper is in serious trouble,” a spokeswoman for conservation group Plantlife Scotland commented. “One of only three native conifers in Britain, not only does it face a new deadly fungal disease, it has also disappeared from over one-third of Britain where it was previously [...] Read More »

REVEL CHOCOLATES SERIOUSLY SINFUL, DELICIOUSLY DECADENT

LET’S FACE IT: a box of chocolates is a beautiful thing. But when they’re handmade, creamy ganache delights from Lake Champlain Chocolates in Vermont, they’re absolutely irresistible. And when they’re infused with WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, well, they’re simply sublime.  LCC pairs a dark chocolate ganache with the acclaimed 1O-year-old, 1OO percent rye whiskey resulting in a chocolate with notes of deep cocoa, caramel, toasted rye, bourbon, and vanilla (and a nice little kick!).  Other [...] Read More »

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