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01.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE 2O12 WINE.COM 1OO

The sixth annual Wine.com 1OO list has been released. This list reflects the top wines purchased on its website during the first 11 months of 2O12. It is the industry’s only list based solely on consumer purchasing data. Now in its sixth year of publication, the 1OO has grown to become a benchmark for illustrating major online wine purchasing trends – and is now an indicator of what people are actually drinking throughout the year. [...] Read More »

WINE LISTS GO HIGH TECH

For the wine lover, there’s a never-ending supply of apps these days but they’re mainly for tracking purchases and storing labels. Now there’s Tastevin, a cool app for the on-premise that has dual-functionality for both diners as well as operators. Created by Labrador OmniMedia, Tastevin is a new addition to tablet-based beverage lists – and it brings some innovative new features to both consumers and that of restaurant staff. The app offers a variety of [...] Read More »

BURGUNDY HOSPICES DE BEAUNE HAS A BONANZA

The quantity may be reduced but Burgundy is on track for a stellar year in sales. The recent Hospices de Beaune auction, now in its 152nd year, saw the average price of a bottle rocket by more than 54 percent compared to last year to reach around 38O euros (US $49O). This year’s record was reached despite a 3O percent drop in the number of bottles on offer after a year that saw yields in [...] Read More »

MUSCADET MAGIC

Get your oysters ready because it’s going to be a banner year for Muscadet! According to Vins de Loire, Muscadet producers can look forward to some “great cuvées with superb keeping potential”. The association reported that while 2O12’s quantities may be low, grape quality throughout the area is high. Earlier in the year crop levels were already being predicted by late spring, due to a messy mix of weather conditions, including a cold, rainy April [...] Read More »

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