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Massachusetts Beverage Business

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NORTH AMERICAN WINERIES HIT THE 7K MARK

From Mexico to Canada, wineries just keep popping up. The total number of wineries in North America has grown by 361 in less than one year, and swelled by 1961 since January 2OO5, according to recent data released by Wines & Vines IndustryBase. There are a total of 7O11 bonded and virtual wineries in the United States, Canada and Mexico – 6589 in the US alone. Not surprisingly, the continent’s largest wine producer, California, continues [...] Read More »

A SCALED DOWN AUSSIE HARVEST

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Australian wine industry. Ravaging fires, the terrible economy, a drought . . . the list goes on. Now, the Australian wine industry is heading for one of its smallest (albeit exceptional) harvests in a decade, as drought and poor grape prices make it unviable for many growers to carry on. With the difficult harvest drawing to a close in most districts, forecasts generally suggest a grape [...] Read More »

CANADIANS TURN THEIR BACKS ON BEER

Can it be so? Has Canada turned away from its beloved beer in favor of red wine? It would seem so. Canadians’ palates are turning from hops to grapes. Statistics Canada recently reported that the growing taste for red wine is cutting into beer’s traditional market dominance across the country. Beer narrowly held onto its lead as the most popular alcoholic drink in Canada, but its market share has decreased, from 53 percent in 1993 [...] Read More »

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