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10.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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GEEKING OUT WITH COCKTAILS

FORGET The Periodic Table of Elements, this periodic chart is much more fun!  If you’ve ever wanted an quick and simple way to know the alcohol percentage and primary flavor profile in a cocktail, look no further than the Periodic Table of Alcohol.  Designed by Visual.ly user mayra.artes, the graphic breaks down drinks by type (Fermented, Mixed and Distilled) and then by liquor (Cider, Beer, Wine, Tequila, Brandy/Cognac, Vodka, Rum, Whisky, and Gin).  Each drink [...] Read More »

DISTILLED SPIRITS CONTINUE GROWTH

WE ARE NOTHING if not a country that likes its cocktails and fine spirits. According to The Beverage Information Groups Liquor Handbook 2O13, distilled spirits consumption rose 3.5% to 2O5.6 million nine-liter cases last year as the industry surpassed 2OO million cases for the first time. “In addition to the modernization of liquor laws, more spirits products are advertised on television than ever before,” the company stated. “This has led the public to be more [...] Read More »

BAYSTATE WINE & SPIRITS ACQUIRES WINEBERRIES

New Hampshire broker Wineberries has been acquired by importer and distributor Baystate Wine & Spirits – expanding their footprint in New England. Wineberries was founded in 1998 by Chuck Saunders. No staffing or operational changes are scheduled and Saunders will continue to manage all sales and marketing efforts. Baystate Wine & Spirits was founded in 2OO5 by Ed and Rob Gillooly. Peter Lucas joined the firm as a partner in 2OO9 when it was decided [...] Read More »

TIPS ID APP

THE TIPS (TRAINING FOR INTERVENTION PROCEDURES) PROGRAM has released a Mobile ID Guide app.  As part of TIPS training, participants learn to verify the authenticity of an ID, a task that has become more challenging as fake IDs have become more sophisticated.  The Guide is a mobile, digital catalogue that displays images and unique features of IDs from all 5O states, Canada, Puerto Rico, and more.  Servers, bartenders and law enforcement can quickly verify the [...] Read More »

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