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06.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A VISIT FROM MALBECISTAN

Article by: Harvey Finkel - When I began writing about wine in the 197Os, few and odd were Argentine wines in this market. In recent years, however, Argentina, riding on the shoulders of Malbec, has become a world wine power. Many of its wines are very good, especially with famed Argentine or other beef, yet, in this era of wine prices taking no note of the economic debacle, many of these worthy wines remain pinch-me inexpensive. The 2O12 Moët Hennessy [...] Read More »

THE NEGRONI

Article by: Pink Lady - As anyone who has spent much time in Europe can attest, drinking on the Continent just isn’t the same as cocktailing in the US.  In Italy, for example, if you order a “dry martini” at the bar, you’ll wind up with a glass of dry Martini & Rossi vermouth.  Sure, that works if you want to be quite literal.  A clever traveler will just go with it and sip their vermouth like a champ, as [...] Read More »

WINES OF THE LANGUEDOC

Article by: Harvey Finkel - The Languedoc seems to me a land of opposing extremes: ancient and ultramodern, enormous yet unimposing, placidly rural despite a roiled history. One finds rustic wines from obscure traditional grapes alongside state-of-the-art, high-tech, Parker-pleasing products of international varieties.The Languedoc was one of the earliest wine-producing regions in France: visited by the Phoenicians, viticulture established by the Greeks well before the Common Era, and cultivated by the Romans. It gets its name [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH . . . MAUREEN RUBINO

Article by: Brandy Rand - MAUREEN RUBINOCO-OWNER of CENTRAL BOTTLE WINE & PROVISIONS, CAMBRIDGE      Central Square and neighboring Kendall Square in Cambridge have become burgeoning biology and technology hubs, with MIT-spawned start-ups and notable companies like Google and Novartis setting up shop.  Not the only ones to miss the opportunity to be part of an up-and-coming neighborhood, Maureen and Dave Rubino, along with partners and friends Nick and Liz Vilardi (owners of the Blue Room) opened up [...] Read More »

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