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03.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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EVERYONE WANTS A PIECE OF IRISH WHISKEY

Article by: Lew Bryson - Last October, three Irish distillers were sitting on the stage at WhiskyFest New York.  The audience: very serious aficionados who’d paid hundreds of dollars to be there.  The deep subject: Understanding Irish Whiskey.  Colum Egan of Bushmills was leading the audience through a tasting of Bushmills 21 year old.  Don’t just taste it, he urged; use all your senses.  Smell the fruity, nutty aromas.  Look at the beautiful amber color.  Feel the slick, [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: IRISH WHISKEY COCKTAILS

Article by: Pink Lady - March is one of Lupec’s favorite months because it marks not one but two very special holidays. On March 8th we’re thrilled to join Lupec ladies across the nation in raising a glass in honor of International Women’s Day. Just a little over a week later falls St. Patrick’s day, a holiday the Irish claim in cities all over the world, but it couldn’t be a bigger deal than it is here in Boston. The [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH . . . IAN STANCZYK + TJ CONNELL

Article by: Brandy Rand - The summer before entering business school, Ian Stanczyk decided to do a “fun” project: build an iPhone app that would tell him when his bartender friends were working.  An early iteration of the app was called “Boston Flip”, after Stanczyk’s signature cocktail at the time.  After a few months, he realized he had something special.  Industry types and cocktail enthusiasts loved the concept – tracking down your favorite bartender became less of a gamble [...] Read More »

ALSACE DON’T GET NO RESPECT

Article by: Harvey Finkel - The good wine folk of the region avoid the adjective Alsatian, preferring the awkward use of the noun, Alsace, as adjective, i.e., “Alsace wine” in fear of confusion with the British term for German shepherd.  They should be reassured: their wines are not dogs.I like to imagine that Rodney Dangerfield’s house wine was Alsatian, for among the world’s fine wines it is accorded the least respect – unjust, unfortunate, and in part [...] Read More »

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