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08.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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DOES EXPENSIVE HAVE A TASTE?

Do we enjoy an expensive wine because it tastes good or because we know it costs a lot? The recent sale of a $168,OOO bottle of wine from Australian winery Penfolds makes the question an interesting one. Dubbed “2OO4 Block 42,” the single vineyard wine (which is the world’s most expensive sold directly from a winery) is from what the winery claims are the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world. So does [...] Read More »

THE AMAZING PAPER WINE BOTTLE

Invented by Martin Myerscough, GreenBottle, the world’s first paper wine bottle, is set to hit supermarket shelves in the UK. The entrepreneur has seen huge interest in the bottle from Australia, California and France, and plans to take his invention across the globe next year. “Even a few French producers have shown an interest,” Myerscough said, emphasizing, “The focus for now is getting the bottles on the shelf in the UK.” In terms of pricing, [...] Read More »

NO CELEBRATIONS IN CHAMPAGNE

Things are going from bad to worse in Champagne, France. After crop-damaging frosts earlier this year, one of the worst hailstorms in recorded Champagne history hit the southern Côte des Bar region, destroying this year’s grape crop. Damage to the vines from the torrent was so severe it is estimated that a third of next year’s harvest will also be lost. The hail was concentrated in a band to the south of Bar-sur-Aube and particularly [...] Read More »

San Francisco International Wine Competition Winners

A record number of wines were judged during the San Francisco International Wine Competition held at Hotel Nikko this June by judges from across the country.  Tasting 4556 wines from over 13OO wineries, 49 wine industry professionals convened for the 32nd year of the competition to evaluate wines from 26 states and 29 countries.  The medal count included 2O2 Double Gold awards (a wine is elevated to Double Gold status when all judges on a [...] Read More »

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