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02.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Honored

Kudos to Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E). Four of the company’s facilities were named winners of California’s Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) in recognition of their green efforts. Beaulieu Vineyard has been the recipient of the prestigious WRAP award 17 times, and this year Sterling Vineyards and the DC&E Wines Carneros Bottling and Distribution Center were recognized a second time for accomplishments in reducing their environmental impact, and DC&E Paicines Operations received its inaugural [...] Read More »

A NEW SCANDAL IN TUSCANY

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Italian wine industry. Following the scandal in May of 2OO8 when hundreds of thousands of Brunello were impounded (and the sale of the 2OO3 vintage suspended) amid suspicions of adulteration, Italian authorities now suspect some 1O million liters of Tuscan wine may have been blended illegally. Italy’s Treasury Department and the Italian Agriculture Ministry are said to be investigating quantities of current-release that may have been [...] Read More »

CLIMATE CHANGES FOR WINE INDUSTRY

Get ready – China could be the next California. A new report from wine storage company Spiral Cellars claims that climate change is set to have a massive impact on the global wine industry, with China set to become the world’s biggest producer by 2O5O. The report also predicts that Sweden, Denmark, Patagonia, and even England will become serious players for the same reason. China, meanwhile, will see its number of vineyards multiply tenfold from [...] Read More »

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