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10.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A LIQUOR LICENSE BONANZA!

There might just be a liquor license windfall coming to Boston. Thirteen Boston liquor licenses could be freed up if a proposal for a special airport liquor license goes through. The Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan International Airport, has drafted a petition requesting that the city grant new restricted airport licenses to the approximately 4O vendors, including restaurants and airline clubs that serve alcohol at the airport. Currently, these operators share about 13 regular [...] Read More »

FREE WINE TASTINGS GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE . . .

No more dry wine auctions! The Massachusetts Senate has given final approval to a bill regulating the sale of wine at auctions. The bill passed by the Senate allows wine auctioneers to offer free wine tastings provided that no servings exceed one-fourth of an ounce. Mouthwash has more alcohol in it! Formal legislative sessions ended July 31, but the Legislature can approve non-controversial bills during the rest of the year provided there is no objection [...] Read More »

RECORD LIQUOR SALES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Put this at the top of the “things that make you go hmmm” list. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently reported unaudited income for fiscal year 2O1O ending June 3O. Net sales for the year topped the half billion dollar mark at $511.4 million, an increase of 4.8 percent over the previous fiscal year. Spirit sales increased 5 percent and wine sales increased 4.5 percent over last year. These results include a 6 percent increase [...] Read More »

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