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12.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Vinho Verde

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Portugal is the world’s tenth largest wine producer but, outside of Port, its wines remain somewhat of a mystery in the US.  About fifteen years ago I devoted considerable effort to importing and marketing Portuguese wines here because of the challenge of representing a country with a rich heritage and distinctive regions and varietals that were virtually unknown outside of their homeland.  I always felt that one of the categories showing the most potential for [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH . . . KIRSTEN AMANN

Article by: Brandy Rand - KIRSTEN AMANN, BRAND CHAMPION for FRATELLI BRANCA, LUPEC LADY and WRITER EXTRAORDINAIREIt’s hard to pigeonhole Kirsten Amann as just one thing.  She’s known as the bartender’s best friend in her role as Boston’s brand ambassador for the bitter, cultish Fernet Branca liqueur.  She writes a cocktail column in this publication as Pink Lady, her LUPEC moniker, and recently published her first cocktail book.  You might find her behind the bar mixing drinks, in front [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH

Article by: Pink Lady - With the holidays upon us,who doesn’t want to raise a glassof something elegant and sparkly?And for those mornings after you’ve had one too many, make no mistake –   Champagne can sub in beautifully for a Bloody Mary as a hangover cure. As Charles H. Baker, Jr. wrote in “The Gentleman’s Companion” circa 1939, when it comes to hangover cures, “First on the list marches Champagne . . [...] Read More »

A RANGE from CRAGGY RANGE

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Although the 1999 was Craggy Range’s first vintage to appear on the market, more than ten years of preparation had been required to satisfy the exacting standards of the company’s principals. Craggy Range is led by New Zealander Steve Smith, an internationally distinguished viticulturalist, and American-born Australian international businessman Terry Peabody and his family.Smith, also a master of wine, is the director of wine and viticulture of Craggy Range. Terry Peabody is chairman [...] Read More »

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