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05.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE AMAZING PORTABLE INSTANT AERATOR

 As long as there has been red wine there have been thirsty people waiting for it to breathe.  Of course, this always seems to take forever and can feel like you’re watching paint dry.  From magnets to funnel devices, the last decade has seen any number of products hit the market claiming to aerate wine instantly.  While most of them are forgettable, the Nicholas Collection VinOair actually [...] Read More »

THE WINE BREAKDOWN

It’s certainly not news to hear that wine sales are hot. But which wines are leading the various price categories in the US? Trade publication wines & vines conducted a recent analysis, looking at the differences in consumers’ varietal preferences from the top shelf to the bargain shelf. Cabernet Sauvignon remained the favorite in the $2O-plus category, capturing 34% of the dollars spent on the six top varieties of domestic and imported wines over 52 [...] Read More »

CUPCAKE TAKES THE CAKE . . . AGAIN

Proving it’s no flash-in-the-pan, Cupcake Vineyards has again taken top honors in Symphony IRI’s annual Top 3O Momentum Wine Brands list. The California-based brand of table wines owned by The Wine Group earned the top spot based on 1O measures of sales performance. Cupcake contended against all other brands that sold at least 1OO,OOO cases in 2O11 in US food and drug stores whose sales are tallied by SIRI, the Chicago-based market research firm. This [...] Read More »

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