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10.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BORDEAUX IS SHAKING THINGS UP

 Tired of its reputation as old-fashioned and complicated, the Bordeaux industry is looking to kick things up a notch with a number of new programs aimed at younger drinkers. CIVB, the trade and marketing body for Bordeaux, is currently working on an iPhone App to be released this October. Users will be able to take a photo of any Bordeaux wine label – the app then identifies it and provides a factsheet relating to the [...] Read More »

A NEW ERA FOR LABELING

 There are some new labeling laws in effect. As the EU-Australia Wine Trade Agreement has now come into force, all Australian wines will phase out the use of “Champagne”, “Port” or “Sherry” on their labels, ending the misuse of European wine names and classifications within one year. In return for this action, Australia secured recognition of more than a dozen Australian winemaking techniques. Additionally, over 1OO Australian geographical indications will also receive protection in the [...] Read More »

FOLEY FAMILY WINES EXPANDS

 Foley Family Wines has a new addition and Chalk Hill Winery, one of Sonoma County’s preeminent wine estates, has a new owner. Insurance magnate Bill Foley acquired the iconic winery east of Windsor from famed class action attorney Fred Furth. The 127O-acre estate includes a 43,OOO-case winery, a pavilion, equestrian center, and several houses, including the main residence – a palatial home where Foley plans to live. “It’s the biggest transaction of the year on [...] Read More »

A SECOND LIFE FOR EMPTY WINE BOTTLES

 Consider how many empty wine bottles are discarded every day in this country. Even with recycling efforts, it’s undoubtedly a staggering number. But a California business man has come up with such a brilliant recycling idea, it’s a wonder no one thought of it before. With the backing of several well-known Napa County names, a new American Canyon-based company is preparing to wash and sell re-used wine bottles on an industrial scale. Using a new-style [...] Read More »

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