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12.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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2O12 WORLD VALUE WINE CHALLENGE WINNERS

This year’s winners of the Beverage Testing Institute’s 12th annual World Value Wine Challenge (WVWC) have been announced  Hundreds of affordably priced wines competed against their peers to gain accolades – all wines priced $2O and under from around the globe were welcome to participate. Winners includeBest White Wine under $8 BACKHOUSE 2O11 PINOT GRIGIO $7Best RED Wine under $8 REX GOLIATH “FREE RANGE RED” $7.5OBest White Wine [...] Read More »

ROSÉ CONTINUES TO ROCK

Rosé wines have been on an incredible roll for the last few years and they show no sign of slowing down. According to Nielsen numbers, US retail sales of imported rosés priced $12 and above shot up 26.4% by volume and 22.8% by value in the first half of the year, compared to 1.6% and 4%, respectively, for the total US table wine market. This increase comes on the heels of a 26% jump in [...] Read More »

BAD NEWS IN BURGUNDY

Whether you see the writing on the wall regarding global warming or your head’s buried in the sand, there’s no denying that Mother Nature is globally wreaking havoc on sectors of the wine industry. Coming on the heels of Champagne suffering one of its worst seasons, Burgundy is facing up to its smallest harvest since the mid-195Os after the vineyards of the Côte d’Or suffered a mixture of frost, hail, mildew and poor flowering. Price [...] Read More »

ITALIAN FINE WINE AND ALTERNATE CLOSURES

No matter what your opinion on alternate wine closures, they are an indisputable part of the industry’s future. As a testament to this, Italian authorities have approved the use of synthetic corks and screwcaps on higher quality DOC and DOCG wines for the first time. The move opens a new front in the highly-charged wine industry debate on closures. Synthetic cork producer Nomacorc is eagerly looking at ways to dent the dominance of natural corks [...] Read More »

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