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12.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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PERFECTION FOR PARKER

THE 2O1O VINTAGE has certainly been pleasing Robert Parker’s palate lately. Returning to the role of Napa Valley reviewer for the wine advocate following Antonio Galloni’s abrupt resignation earlier this year, the world’s most influential wine critic has given out 12 perfect scores. Listed in the latest edition, the new ratings underline the superlative quality of Napa’s wines from the 2O1O vintage, which Parker describes as “gorgeous” and “long-lived”. Ten of the 12 apparently flawless [...] Read More »

FABULOUS FAKES

LOVING THAT AMAZING Bordeaux or Burgundy you just picked up at auction? Be careful, it just may be a cheap knockoff. According to unofficial industry estimates, fake wines now account for 2O% of global wine sales. The claim was published recently in regional French newspaper Sud Ouest and refers to value sales, linked predominantly to top Bordeaux and Burgundy. Earlier this fall magistrates in Bordeaux sentenced Armenian immigrant Armand Aramian to four months in prison [...] Read More »

DEADLY WINE

THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT at teaching a lesson that went terribly wrong.  A Hungarian winemaker who admitted putting antifreeze in his wine to poison thieves, was charged with manslaughter after one man died and five were hospitalized, police said.  The 37-year-old, who worked in the village of Vacszentlaszlo, 3O miles east of Budapest, told police that people regularly stole from his cellar so he contaminated the barrels to “teach them a lesson”.  However, he denied [...] Read More »

GLOBAL WINE SHORTAGE? NOT SO FAST HENNY PENNY

MORGAN STANLEY CAUSED a small panic recently when it announced that there’s just not enough wine in the world and the problem is only going to get worse. The industry is experiencing an “undersupply of nearly 3OO million cases” a year, according to the report from Morgan Stanley Research. Australia-based analysts Tom Kierath and Crystal Wang claimed the shortage comes despite the fact that there are one million wine producers globally, making 2.8 billion cases [...] Read More »

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