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06.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BOSTON CRACKS DOWN on BOTTLE SERVICE

THE END IS HERE for allowing nightclubs to offer private VIP tables in exchange for purchasing a bottle of high-end liquor, usually for $3OO or more, served with buckets of ice, tumblers and non-alcoholic mixers to make cocktails.  Boston Licensing Board Chairman Daniel Pokaski says the service violates state and city alcohol laws. “This is totally prohibited and it won’t be tolerated,” Pokaski said. “It’s not going to happen in Boston. It’s just wrong. It [...] Read More »

AMERICAN WHISKEY TRAIL NAMED a TOP TOURIST DESTINATION

FROMMER’S, the travel market’s leading experts, named the American Whiskey Trail one of the “Top Destinations for 2OO8”.“We picked the American Whiskey Trail because it highlights a fascinating – but an often overlooked and still ongoing – part of US history,” said David Lytle, Editorial Director at frommer’s. The final group of 13 international and domestic vacation destinations was chosen from various nominations submitted by travel editors and authors.The American Whiskey Trail is a cultural [...] Read More »

DRUGMAKER of RESVERATROL COMPOUND PURCHASED

EUROPE’S BIGGEST DRUGMAKER, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, agreed to buy Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $72O million. Sirtris, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, develops drugs that activate sirtuins, a class of enzymes involved in aging. Its most advanced compound is a formulation of resveratrol, a substance found in red wine and plants that is thought to slow the effects of aging. Glaxo will get a foothold in a new area of research that may lead to treatments for [...] Read More »

KEEPING DRY on the VINEYARD!

TISBURY VOTERS were pretty evenly divided on whether to allow restaurants in town to put beer and wine on the menu.  A ballot question on whether to allow sales of alcohol at restaurants and inns in the Martha’s Vineyard community originally tied 69O to 69O.  So those favoring the change successfuly launched an effort to get a hand recount, which resulted in a two vote victory for their opponents.  Tisbury is one of more than [...] Read More »

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