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02.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CRACKING THE CASE OF THE SPILLED WINE

This takes being a disgruntled employee to a whole new level.  Police in Tuscany have arrested a man on suspicion of breaking into the cellar of a producer of a rare and costly red wine and pouring 8O,OOO bottles’ worth on the floor.  Talk about a heartbreaking act of vandalism!  Andrea Di Gisi, 39, was described by police as a former employee of the vineyard, which produces highly [...] Read More »

MAGICAL MICROBES AND FUNKY FUNGUS

This takes wine geekiness to a whole new level. While it’s common knowledge that vintage, type of grape and terroir all play a role in affecting the taste of a wine, scientists have found that the type of yeast variety present on the grapes may play a role as well. Vineyards are home to a vast array of microbes in the soil and on the vines; it now appears that the different species of yeast [...] Read More »

NO 2012 FOR CHATEAU D’YQUEM

Sad news for Sauternes lovers: Chateau d’Yquem will not be producing a 2012 vintage after harvest rain prevented the grapes from reaching the levels of concentration required to make the world’s most famous sweet wine. Pierre Lurton, who runs the celebrated estate behind the Sauternes wine for its main shareholder LVMH, said the decision, which will cost the luxury goods group tens of millions of euros, had been taken to maintain Yquem’s reputation for excellence. [...] Read More »

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