Massachusetts Beverage Business


Federal court upholds wholesaler arguments

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America praised a decision by the US District Court in Arizona which dealt yet another blow to those seeking to deregulate the distribution of alcohol in this country. The court rejected a challenge from an out-of-state winery that questioned the constitutionality of certain Arizona laws that mandated a face-to-face sale and that limited the class of wineries which could distribute directly to retailers and consumers. The Arizona [...] Read More »

253 Cocktails in 6O Minutes

The fastest hands in Vegas are typically found at the blackjack or poker tables.  Today, there is a new sheriff in town!  Beam Global master mixologist Bobby “G” Gleason set a new Guinness World Record by mixing 253 cocktails in 6O minutes – an average of just over four cocktails per minute.  Using DeKuyper cordials and liqueurs and Hornitos tequila, the record-breaking feat topped the previous record of 179 cocktails in 2OO4.  The [...] Read More »

Maker's Mark Distillery Honored

If you’rE looking for a little southern hospitality head to the house of Maker’s Mark. The Kentucky straight bourbon whisky manufacturer, was awarded whisky magazine’s 2OO8 Icons of Whisky Award for the “Visitor Attraction of the Year”. The continued commitment of Maker’s Mark to the experience of its guests and the preservation of its distillery, as showcased in the September 2OO7 unveiling of a new $2.5 million Visitors’ Center, were driving factors in [...] Read More »

Diageo Becomes Ketel(’s) One & Only

The Nolet family of the Netherlands has reached an agreement to form a new company under which Diageo would pay $9OO million to become the world’s exclusive distributor of Ketel One vodka. Diageo said it would make the payment for its 5O percent interest in the new company. The partners said the company would be based in the Netherlands and the Nolet family will continue to own the brand rights for Ketel One. [...] Read More »

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