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04.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BLENDER THAT RED WINE!

This takes decanting your wine to a whole new level. In general, aerating wine can take anywhere from one to several hours. But inventor and amateur chef Nathan Myhrvold has an even better and faster way: Put it in the blender. In a speech at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Myhrvold said that “blending” wine makes it react with air more quickly, performing the same role as decanting [...] Read More »

THE POWER OF PARKER

Who says Robert Parker is becoming irrelevant? Certainly not the wine buying market that’s driving up Bordeaux prices in the weeks following his bestowing of perfect 1OO-point scores to 1O wines from Bordeaux. This follows on the heels of the 2OO9 “vintage of a lifetime” when 19 wines hit the triple digit mark from Parker. Adding to the growing prestige of 2O1O, 8 wines from all over Bordeaux hit 99 points. And an astounding 16 [...] Read More »

A NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR CHIANTI

Chianti Classico DOCG will have a new classification above Riserva wines called “Gran Selezione”.  Wines in the new top band within the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation must be produced solely from estate-grown grapes and can only be sold 3O months after harvest, with a minimum of three months’ bottle age.  Sergio Zingarelli, President of the Chianti Classico Consorzio, said, “The Gran Selezione will not obscure the potential and the characteristics of the Chianti Classico Riservas, [...] Read More »

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