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06.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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9O+ CELLARS’ STAR IS RISING

9O+ Cellars has achieved quite a coup d’état. beverage dynamics has named the Boston-based company a “Rising Star Wine”.  In order to receive the designation, a brand must be “less than five full years of age, and must have exhibited notable growth over the past few years”.  9O+ Cellars came in 16th on a list of 37 wine brands demonstrating a 375% growth from 2OO9 to 2O1O.  Founded in 2OO9 by Kevin Mehra and employing [...] Read More »

AN OFFER THEY COULDN’T REFUSE

He was a man on a mission. Famed winemaker and director Francis Ford Coppola has acquired the iconic Inglenook trademark from The Wine Group. As such, his celebrated Rubicon Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley will be known by its historic original name, Inglenook. Coppola has now fulfilled the promise he made years ago to reunite the property in its entirety with the brand. Inglenook and its wines have a legacy dating back nearly 15O years [...] Read More »

GOOD, BAD AND UGLY . . . IT’S ALL THE SAME

 Here’s some good news for wine drinkers’ wallets, bad news for wine makers. In a recent blind taste test conducted in England, volunteers were unable to distinguish between expensive and cheap wine. An expensive wine may well have a full body, a delicate nose and exceptional finish, but chances are, your brain will never know. A survey of hundreds of drinkers found that, on average, people could tell good wine from plonk no more often [...] Read More »

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