Massachusetts Beverage Business


KJ BAARON'S - Retailer of the Year

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - Space, as they say, is the final frontier. But for Kathryn Krock, finding an expansive space in Worcester’s Washington Square, with only the buzzing rotary between it and the city’s stately Union Station, was just the beginning of an expedition that, in retrospect, took off at the speed of light. After opening KJ Baaron’s in its current location in October of 2OO7, she hired a talented staff that’s [...] Read More »


Article by: Fred Bouchard - DAVID MILLMAN 46Managing DirectorDomaine Drouhin Oregon (DDO)Dundee Hills, OregonMaison Joseph Drouhin, a leading Burgundy house, has an enviable 13O-year history of quality and leadership.  It is no surprise that Joseph Drouhin’s grandson Robert became the first Burgundian to invest outside France by buying wine land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon in 1987.  From the outset, Robert was clear that he and his daughter, Véronique Drouhin, would make wines in [...] Read More »

Turley Zins

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - The first time I tasted through a line up of Turley Zinfandels was in the late 199Os and my palate was almost literally blown away. It was a hot summer day, I was tasting barrel samples outdoors in the sun with winemaker Ehren Jordan, and the massive extract and alcohol levels of one black purple wine after another combined to make quite a potent statement. They were, of course, not finished wines but the experience [...] Read More »

In Verona Vino Veritas

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Now the center of an immense circle of distinguished wine production, Verona was also a focus of Shakespeare’s attention. The region was a favored playground of five of the works, Verona in particular was the setting of “Romeo and Juliet” and the “Two Gentlemen”  – one can see why. It is a small, charming, pretty city embraced by a graceful curve of the Adige River. The surrounding Veneto produces more than eight million hectoliters of [...] Read More »

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