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09.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINE CATCHES UP WITH BEER

The wine industry is surely raising a glass to this. For only the second time in two decades, wine has tied beer as the top choice when US drinkers were asked whether they most often drink liquor, wine or beer. Gallup now finds nearly as many drinkers naming wine (35%) as beer (36%), while liquor still registers third at 23%. The 36% of US drinkers favoring beer in Gallup’s July poll ties for the lowest [...] Read More »

A $1,OOO,OOO MALFUNCTION

They say there’s no point in crying over spilt milk. But how about shedding a tear for $1 million worth of spilt wine? Four hundred and sixty two cases of the 2O1O Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz was destroyed after a forklift suffered a malfunction that caused a container holding one third of the winemaker’s annual production to crash to the ground, shattering bottles, crushing cartons and leaving the container floor awash in premium red wine. [...] Read More »

THE UNSTOPPABLE MARCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Global warming is not being kind to the vineyards of Napa Valley. According to a study into climate change, premium winemaking in the region could be impossible in years to come. Scientists at Stanford University in California looked at four wine-growing counties in the western United Sates: Santa Barbara County and the Napa Valley in California, Yamhill County in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and Walla Walla County in Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The scientists said that [...] Read More »

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