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02.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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HORIZON BEVERAGE GROUP

Article by: Brandy Rand - If you’ve ever worked with the Horizon Beverage Group, you’ve likely heard President Robert Epstein talk about his company’s mantra of “providing luxury goods with Tiffany service”.  With a sparkling new facility in Norton, the company has polished its delivery and reporting systems with impressive results – 99.96% efficiency to be exact.    Housed [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: COCKTAIL RATIOS

Article by: Pink Lady - Recently a handsome gentleman – who knows his way around ladies but not around cocktails – asked me to teach him how to make a Margarita. “I can do better than that,” I said, “I can teach you how to make any citrus-y concoction your little heart desires.”  True mixology is an art form requiring a more sophisticated palate than mine. But I can make a yummy drink any time, anywhere and so can you. [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH . . . TJ DOUGLAS

Article by: Brandy Rand - TJ DOUGLAS, along with his wife Hadley, has changed the way people shop for wine. Their two Urban Grape locations (Chestnut Hill and Boston’s South End) could be mistaken for retail boutiques, not liquor stores.  Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, the Urban Grape is among a new wave of small stores that elevate the shopping experience that goes beyond knowledgeable staff.  With a focus on taking the intimidation out of shopping for wine and spirits, [...] Read More »

SCIENCE EVOLVES SLOWLY

Article by: Harvey Finkel, MD - Some might liken science to sausage making.You really don’t want to witness the process. Fits and starts, backtrack and redo, and painstaking (emphasis on pain) review don’t begin to describe what happens before respectable publication of results. And then, and then, somebody will publish contrary findings.Let’s look at one snapshot of science in progress, some of the goings-on at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Munich in late August [...] Read More »

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