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11.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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HEAVY POUR FOR WHITE WINE DRINKERS

IS THE CHOICE of glass turning those who prefer white wine into heavier drinkers? Possibly. According to new research, the color of wine as well as the shape and size of the glass affects how much we drink, with white wine drinkers unintentionally pouring more. Participants in a study by researchers at Iowa State University were asked to pour what they considered a normal drink using different types of glasses in various settings. When pouring [...] Read More »

BORDEAUX RACES AGAINST ROT

MOTHER NATURE is simply not playing nice with France’s wine industry this year. A rash of hot and humid weather has led many Bordeaux estates to bring forward their Merlot harvest, as overall conditions remain “hugely challenging”. Almost every classified property in Margaux, including Palmer, Lascombes and Chateau Margaux itself began harvesting Merlot grapes in late September, as did Chateau Latour in Pauillac. Merlot had been expected to remain on the vine until early October. [...] Read More »

NEW WINE BOOKS

HUGH JOHNSON’S POCKET WINE BOOK 2O14Hugh JohnsonThe 37th edition features up-to-date news on more than 6OOO wines, growers and regions, plus invaluable vintage information from experts around the world.  A new color supplement focuses on the wines of Burgundy, while the ‘If you like this, try this’ section offers the reader alternative wines to try based on those they already drink.  More than 2OO of Johnson’s favorites for 2O14 are also included.  [...] Read More »

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