Massachusetts Beverage Business


Great Home Entertaining

Small Plates, Perfect Wines is a new cookbook that features recipes and wine pairing tips. Author Lori Lyn Narlock presents more than 5O recipes by Kendall-Jackson Executive Chef Justin Wangler and the Culinary Team, with assistance from Lou Rex, Jackson Family Wines Director of Special Events. Wine tips are provided by Kendall-Jackson Winemaster Randy Ullom. The book is divided into chapters on salads, vegetables, meat, [...] Read More »

Amazon “On Wine”

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, will start selling wine in the US, entering a business fraught with regulatory complexities and littered with the wreckage of previous failures. Amazon is looking to recruit a senior wine buyer, whom it says will be responsible for “the acquisition of a massive new product selection” for its site. The wine sales will augment a rapidly expanding non-perishable groceries business that Amazon launched two years ago. The [...] Read More »

Champagne demand forces French expansion

French authorities are expandING the region in which wine growers are allowed to make Champagne as the area struggles to cope with soaring international demand. Vines on the right side of Champagne's boundaries can be worth up to 2OO,OOO times more than those on the wrong side. Officials have decided to amend a law, which has not been changed since 1927, defining the AOC or “appellation d’origine contrôlée” of Champagne. The Institut National de l’Origine [...] Read More »

Festivals and Events: The 12th annual Nantucket Wine Festival

The 12th annual Nantucket Wine Festival will be held May 14 to 18. Presented by Viking, it celebrates world-renowned wines perfectly paired with exquisite cuisine against the backdrop of some of the island’s most beautiful and historic settings. New elements for the 2OO8 Festival include the introduction of the Wine Luminary of the Year award and the addition of Luncheon Symposia. The Luncheon Symposia series program will unfold with a one-hour [...] Read More »

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