Massachusetts Beverage Business



The former “Davey Crockett” star-turned-vintner passed away March 18 at his home in the Santa Ynez Valley.  Fess was born and raised in Texas and served in the US Navy during WWII.  After returning from the war and graduating from the University of Texas, he moved to California and was cast in Walt Disney’s “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier” in the early ’5Os.  [...] Read More »


ALAIN BARBET has been hired to the newly created position of President for the company’s spirits unit.  In his new role, Barbet will bring greater focus to the company’s current spirits portfolio and oversee the launch of several new projects.  Until early 2OO9, He was Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas, then took on the role of Managing Director of Hugo Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisory firm with clients in the wine and spirits [...] Read More »

Winebow, Inc.

Jon Moramarco has been appointed President.  Having started his wine career as a twelfth generation winemaker, Moramarco has experience in virtually all aspects of the industry.  His most recent position was Managing Partner of BW 166 LLC, an advisory service focused on the wine and beverage trade.  Previously, Moramarco spent eighteen years as President and CEO at a variety of companies, including Allied Domecq Wines USA, Canandaigua Wine Company, Icon Estates, Constellation Europe, and Constellation [...] Read More »

The Brewers Association

The Association’s 2O1O Board of Directors has been announced: Nick Matt of Matt Brewing Company as Chair; Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery as Vice Chair; and Mark Edelson of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant as Secretary/Treasurer.  Richard Doyle of Harpoon Brewery is Past Board Chair.  New members of the board are Chris P. Frey as an American Homebrewers Association designate; Chuck Skypeck, Boscos Brewing Company, as a brewpub designate; and Rob Tod, Allagash [...] Read More »

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