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10.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A BUMPER CROP in WASHINGTON

It’s been a great year for grapes on the West Coast. A report by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers indicates a record crop of 155,OOO tons of wine grapes this fall, up from 145,OOO last year. The annual crop estimate is often on the high side, but it is expected that, even if it comes in a little lower, the tonnage will still be a record. After nearly two weeks of extremely hot [...] Read More »

BEAUJOLAIS – a NAME of ITS OWN?

It appears as if Beaujolais is finally going to get a little respect. New studies of the Beaujolais terroir has been authorized in order to create the first ever classification for the often under-appreciated wine typically associated with the fruity Beaujolais Nouveau moniker. Two studies are planned. The first, which will be carried out by the company Sigales, will examine the soils and hilly topography of Beaujolais. A second study, to be conducted by La [...] Read More »

The TIMES, THEY are a CHANGIN’

In an effort to drum up some much needed revenue, The New York Times is jumping into the wine business. The New York Times Wine Club will offer a selection of wines at two price levels, $9O for the six-bottle Times Sampler (4 red, 2 white) or $18O for the six-bottle Times Reserve (4 red, 2 white). There are also wines in the Club’s Wine Shop that do cost significantly more, which can be ordered [...] Read More »

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