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06.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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SANGRIA AND THE MILLENNIALS

HARDLY a new thing, Sangria is suddenly an “it” drink that is poised for international success.  Sangria is already popular in the US but has little presence in the international market.  However that could be about to change with drinks analysts at research firm Mintel predicting its explosion onto European and global markets sparked by the rising popularity of fruit flavored wines in Western Europe with younger drinkers.  Sangria is tapping into a number of [...] Read More »

RIOJA 2O13 IS JUST “GOOD”

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS of outstanding harvests, Rioja has been brought back down to earth with the 2O13 vintage.  A difficult growing season last year culminated in the Rioja DOCa council describing the vintage as “good”, the worst official rating for a decade.  Each of the Rioja DOCa vintages since 2OO4 inclusive has been rated as either “very good” or “excellent”.  But the appellation’s ruling council has graded 2O13 as just good – a return to [...] Read More »

ROSÉ RO$Y IN FRANCE

APPARENTLY, even the French are rethinking pink.  Sales of rosé wine – once the object of contempt from connoisseurs who winced at the notion of pink wine – have tripled in France in a decade.  Nine out of 1O French wine drinkers now enjoy the occasional glass of rosé, according to a recent survey.  Last year, for the first time, nearly a third of wine made in France was rosé.  While more than half was [...] Read More »

WHITE PINOT NOIR TREND ALERT

WHAT DO you get when you pick cool-climate Pinot Noir grapes early, gently press them and limit skin contact?  White Pinot Noir.  In other words: Blanc de blancs Champagne sans bubbles.  White Pinot Noir is a rare, earthy and complex dry white wine has been slowly growing in popularity with American winemakers over the last few years.  Although Oregon has been producing the most, California has been getting on the white Pinot bandwagon as well [...] Read More »

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