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12.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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TWITTER, TWITTER EVERYWHERE . . .

When thinking of literacy, wine isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. The eponymous Twitter begs to differ. In an attempt to boost literacy rates around the world, Twitter has launched a wine label with San Francisco-based winery Crushpad. The label is dubbed Fledgling Wine. In addition to its website, the self-described “social winemaking venture” has a Twitter page too, naturally. “As a company that’s only one percent into its journey, we’re always [...] Read More »

CALIFORNIA VINEYARDS KEEP UP the GREEN EFFORT

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has released a report funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) revealing that 1O1 winegrowers surveyed throughout California, have a remarkably high level of adoption of sustainable vineyard management practices. Complete survey results are detailed in the report, titled “Understanding Adoption and Impacts of Sustainable Practices: Sustainable Winegrowing Program Participants’ Survey” (sustainablewinegrowing.org/publications). About 6O percent of those surveyed reported using 1O or more of the 16 environmentally [...] Read More »

NO WINE from AMAZON

From books to clothes, from diapers to DVDs, you can buy just about anything in the world on Amazon – but you can’t buy wine and you won’t be able to in the near future. After a lengthy campaign, Amazon.com has abandoned its efforts to sell wine online. It nearly came to fruition; online wine sales were originally to have begun by October of 2OO8. Complicated alcohol regulations and the many and varied restrictions of [...] Read More »

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