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02.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE?

Here’s one for the “ewww” factor: The Australian government has given approval to winemakers to begin using a chemical contained in laxatives. While the chemical, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, has long been prized by the medical world for its anti-bulking and laxative properties, food scientists have discovered that, in small doses, it can be used to stabilize and thicken beverages and foods. In the case of wine, the chemical prevents crystallization and cloudiness in white and [...] Read More »

WAITER, I’D LIKE A GLASS OF ORANGE WINE

When it comes to color, wine is pretty much cut and dry: red, white or pink (ok, vinho verde is a category but it’s a small one). But there’s another category being embraced by natural wine aficionados: “orange” wines. No, they’re not made from oranges but are actually white wines made the way red wines are, by letting the crushed juice sit on the grape skins for a period of time to pick up tannin, [...] Read More »

OPEN NO WINE BEFORE ITS TIME

So, just how long should one wait to open the world’s oldest bottle of wine? What’s the perfect occasion? Historians in Germany are debating whether or not to open a 165O-year-old bottle, believed to be the world’s oldest wine. Sealed with wax and containing a white liquid, it has been on display at the Pfalz Historical Museum for more than a century. The wine, believed to have been produced near the Pfalz region, was buried [...] Read More »

wine.com’s TOP WINNERS

Retailer wine.com’s fifth annual “Wine.com 1OO” – the top bottles of wine sold nationally from the site in 2O11 – has been released. Based solely on consumer purchasing data, this list illustrates the movers and shakers in the wine business as well as definitive trends in online wine purchasing. Additionally, for the first time, wine.com analyzed the list by age group, looking at purchases made by Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the [...] Read More »

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