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09.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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SEEKING CLOSURE?

Stelvins and corks, watch out!There’s a new wine closure on the block and it promises to shake things up. Capabunga is a reusable silicone capsule for a wine bottle that’s made to resemble the bungs used in winemaking and will fit on most standard bottles. The concept was created by Máire Murphy and her business partner/husband Walt Averill who both worked in the wine industry for many years and have created and developed negociant [...] Read More »

GLOBAL WARMING: GOOD FOR SOMETHING?

Global warming may be wreaking havoc on our planet but, for the Riesling industry at least, it’s been a boon. The recent Riesling Rendezvous conference highlighted the benefits that warm temperatures have bestowed upon the industry. The conference, hosted by winemaker Ernie Loosen and the president of Château Ste Michelle, Ted Baseler, was attended by over 35O professionals from all over the world. Speakers suggested that warmer temperatures worldwide were opening up new regions for [...] Read More »

BUBBLY IN THE BALCTIC

Who needs fancy wine cellars? Apparently the ocean works perfectly to preserve vintage bubbly. Divers recently discovered what is thought to be the world’s oldest drinkable champagne in a shipwreck 2OO-feet down in the Baltic Sea near the Aland Islands, between Sweden and Finland. Diving instructor Christian Ekstrom said the bottles are believed to be Veuve Clicquot from the 178Os and probably were part of a cargo headed for Russia. So excited were the divers [...] Read More »

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