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09.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE WORLD’S STINKIEST WINE

GET READY for durian wine. yes, that would be wine made from the smelliest fruit on the planet. So foul is its odor that there is an expression to describe the durian’s creamy yellow flesh: “it tastes like heaven but smells like hell”. Known as the king of fruits, it boasts a loyal legion of fans who can consume the creamy yellow flesh by itself or in candy, pancakes or chips. And now there will [...] Read More »

THE WORLD OF SICILIAN WINE

Written by Bill Nesto MW and Frances di Savino, The World of Sicilian Wine provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution.  Offering a guide and map to exploring Sicily, Bill Nesto, an expert in Italian wine, and Frances di Savino, a student of Italian culture, deliver a substantive appreciation of a vibrant wine region that is one of Europe’s most historic areas and a [...] Read More »

THE TEST NO ONE CAN PASS

WELL, ALMOST NO ONE that is. Only one person out of 7O Master Sommelier candidates from around the United States passed the most recent exam that took place this July in Dallas. The result has raised concerns that, in light of the recent attention the Court of Master Sommeliers has received as a result of the movie “Somm” and the test’s rising popularity, it has become increasingly difficult to pass.Shayn Bjornholm, the examination [...] Read More »

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