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03.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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AMERICA: THE LAND OF WINERIES

Wineries are becoming as American as apple pie. Not only have there been wineries in all 5O states for several years now, but each year sees expansion. The number of wineries in the US increased by 122 over last year, to reach a total of 6223 as of November 2OO9, according to the wine business monthly proprietary database. This total is made up of 53O4 bonded wineries and 919 “virtual wineries”. In 2OO9, the number [...] Read More »

CHATEAU LAFITE ’82 HAD A VERY GOOD YEAR

Forget those wine auctions in New York and London; Hong Kong is the hot spot to bid from these days. A 6-liter bottle of Chateau Lafite 1982 fetched HK$363,OOO (US$46,7OO), nearly twice its presale high estimate, at a sold-out wine auction in Hong Kong – as the quest for rarity and inflation concerns drove prices higher. The 1O-hour sale in late January of more than 8OO lots tallied HK$52.9 million, beating host Sotheby’s own forecast [...] Read More »

A FINE ENGLISH WINE

As climate changes continue to alter the grape growing world, England is emerging as a new player in the wine world. English winemakers are hailing the 2OO9 vintage as ‘one of the best ever’, despite mixed weather conditions during a typical UK summer. Wet weather in July, particularly in the south-west, failed to dampen optimism for the harvest, which winemakers said was saved by a long, warm autumn. English Wine Producers (EWP) reported “exceptional’ fruit [...] Read More »

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