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07.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BORDEAUX AND PLASTIC, NOT A GREAT BLEND

Perhaps the notion that fine wine could be packaged in plastic was too good to be true. A recent major scientific study into the storage of wine in different forms of packaging has revealed that the bag-in-box, single-layer PET and small multi-layer PET altered the character of white wines when stored over six months, with oxidation clearly noticeable. The study was carried out by the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences in Bordeaux (ISVV). It [...] Read More »

GALLO HAS THE POWER

It’s good to be Gallo. Gallo Family Vineyards has been awarded the title of the most powerful wine brand in the world – for a fifth consecutive year. The award was given by a panel of leading, independent industry experts who researched nearly 1O,OOO brands in the spirits and wine sector to publish a list of the 1OO most powerful brands in the world, known as The Power 1OO. In addition to being named the [...] Read More »

CHAMPAGNE MAKES A COMEBACK

Break out the bubbly, there’s a reason to celebrate! Just call Champagne “the comeback kid”. After a grim couple of years, worldwide Champagne sales volumes rose 19.4% in the first quarter of the year on the same period in 2OO9, reflecting the end of destocking on the part of importers and distributors, according to trade body CIVC. Volume sales to EU and non-EU countries were up 25.8% and 59% respectively in the first three months [...] Read More »

THE MULTI-PURPOSE WINE BOTTLE

How many wine bottles a year do you throw away? Do you even want to know? Although wine bottles can be recycled, all too often they get tossed into the trash, especially at bars and restaurants. But what if your wine bottle could offer you something in return? (Besides five cents that is.) The same thought occurred to Michelle Wills, a design student at Edinburgh Napier University in the United Kingdom: she has designed a [...] Read More »

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