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10.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CLASS OF 2O13 MASTERS OF WINE

THE WINE WORLD has eight new Masters of Wine, two of whom work in the US and six in the UK.  Each of them has successfully passed all three parts of the Master of Wine examination, which consists of theory and practical papers followed by a dissertation.  The announcement brings the total number of Masters of Wine to 312 in 24 countries.  Dilek Caner, the first-ever Turkish MW, is a full-time wine educator in Dallas, [...] Read More »

SMOKE TAINT

THERE’S A LOT OF SMOKE in the air these days in California and it’s making the wine industry anxious. As smoke from the Rim Fire hangs in the air over the foothills, winemakers across Calaveras County are wondering whether smoke may permeate the fruit and potentially influence the flavor of this year’s wines. And while smokiness has its place as a descriptor for some wines, that is not the case here. With enough smoke, some [...] Read More »

WHY ARE WE SURPRISED AT CLIMATE CHANGE?

IT SEEMS AS IF every time a new report comes out regarding climate change and wine, the industry immediately goes into shock, denouncing or bemoaning the grim predictions. This falls on the release of a recent report from the University of Maryland painting a dismal picture of the future for France. But in point of fact, climate change has been going on for decades and anyone surprised by this obviously isn’t paying attention to what’s [...] Read More »

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