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05.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Vodka

Article by: Gregg Glaser - Vodka.  How does one begin to wrap one’s mind around the subject of vodka?  The simple word “big” is far too small to describe this behemoth of a spirit.  Speaking with the people who sell vodka – the producers importers wholesalers retailers, bar and restaurant owners – and those who write about spirits for a living, reveals fascinating and sobering insights into this x-number of times distilled, x-number of times filtered, massively produced, hugely marketed, [...] Read More »

Grey Goose's Maitre de Chai

Article by: Liza Weisstuch -  Dimi Lezinska the Grey Goose global brand ambassador, recently accompanied Francois Thibault on a visit to Boston. Francois, who goes by the title maitre de chai (translation: cellar master), played a key role in the development of Bacardi’s Grey Goose. With Dimi serving as translator, we got the lowdown on how, conscripted from the Cognac world over a decade ago, he turned an idea hatched by former [...] Read More »

Profile: Dan Aykroyd

Article by: Fred Bouchard - DAN AYKROYD • 56 • Actor Musician, Importer, Investor / Diamond Estates Winery & Spirits, Ltd.This upstanding son of Canada has long stood tall as a stalwart champion of bold and worthy causes.  First was humor, as Saturday Night Live’s Purvis Buckle and Ghostbusters’ Ray Stantz; then there was Black American blues, as the no-double harmonica playing Earl in The Blues Brothers.  Lately, Aykroyd’s stumped for: good wines from Niagara (Ontario) and [...] Read More »

Tuscan Wine Industry

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - Every third week of February the producer consortiums representing these appellations invite journalists from around the world to experience a full week of in-depth tastings. The Chianti Classico, Montepulciano, and Montalcino events focus on presenting information and tastes of barrel samples of the new vintage as well as samples of wines recently released on the market. The San Gimignano event focuses on exposing and investigating synergies between Vernaccia di San Gimignano and notable white wine [...] Read More »

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