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08.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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ROSE WINE BUYING GUIDE

The 2O11 Côtes de Provence Buying Guide – newly released for the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles markets – gives retailers and wine buyers in each market an easy, accurate way to order Côtes de Provence AOC rosé wines for shops or restaurants, with technical and pricing information to support sales to on- and off-premise customers. The comprehensive guides open with a map and overview of the Côtes de Provence AOC wine region and [...] Read More »

BALTIC BUBBLY GOES FOR BIG BUCKS

The Åland islands are coming into some money. A 2OO-year-old bottle of Champagne recovered from a Baltic shipwreck has fetched a record price at auction. The bottle – identified as Veuve Clicquot – was part of a cache of 168 bottles found last summer in a wrecked schooner dating from 1825-3O in Finland’s Åland archipelago. It was sold to an anonymous bidder from Singapore for €3O,OOO (US $43,OOO) by New York auction house Acker Merrall [...] Read More »

IT WAS A BAD YEAR FOR WINE GROWERS

It may be that 2O11 is the year that the world of wine will forget. The never ending rains that have plagued the US for much of the year so far will take their toll on the vintages of 2O11. Unseasonably wet weather in Northern California is wreaking havoc with the region’s grapes. Area winemakers fear that the late-season precipitation could be, after a heat wave last year and a late-season frost in 2OO8, the [...] Read More »

WATCH OUT FOR THE OLD LABEL SWITCH-A-ROO

She may be a thief but you can say this for her: she’s got good taste. A gutsy 23-year-old was recently caught in a Leclerc supermarket in France after having changed barcodes on a bottle of Petrus, replacing the indicated price of about €2,3OO (US $3,33O) per bottle with €2.5O (US $3.7O) labels, according to Agence France Presse. But for every person caught, many more get away with such label switching. According to fraud experts, [...] Read More »

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