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08.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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ANOTHER BLUE LAW BITES THE DUST

Sunday morning brunch just got a whole lot nicer. As part of the $27.6 billion budget that  Massachusetts Governor Patrick recently signed, restaurants are now able to start serving alcohol at 1Oam on Sundays. The new law, which was originally proposed by Dave Andelman, the creator of the Phantom Gourmet, is intended to help restaurants generate better sales. [...] Read More »

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT . . .

This takes the flavored vodka concept to a whole new level! At least two companies have released meat-flavored vodkas in the last year . . . and they’re doing well! The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits cam out with a bacon-flavored vodka. Both spirits were initially intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are being used by mixologists in a variety of [...] Read More »

AN ULTIMATE CHALLENGE . . . PART III

The first annual Ultimate Wine Challenge was recently held at the Astor Center in New York City. The challenge was conducted by Ultimate Beverage Challenge – a New York-based beverage alcohol evaluation and events company created by journalist and author F. Paul Pacult, David Talbot and Sue Woodley. A panel of expert judges, led by Judging Chairman F. Paul Pacult and Assistant Judging Chairman Sean Ludford, assessed nearly 5OO wines representing 15 countries and 43 [...] Read More »

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