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06.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BRINLEY GOLD SHIPWRECK SPICED RUM

BRINLEY GOLD SHIPWRECK SPICED RUM This new release from Brinley has natural orange, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, and island spices that are infused into the premium 4-year-aged rum blend.  The recipe is based on, and dedicated to, an actual British troop ship that sunk off the St. Kitts coast in a 1782 naval battle with the French.  The inside of the bottle’s label features an “SOS message” from a British sailor in keeping with the [...] Read More »

THOMAS HOOKER BREWING WATERMELON ALE

THOMAS HOOKER BREWING WATERMELON ALEThe summer release of the brewer’s Watermelon Ale is a light offering with a big watermelon nose and smooth finish with only a touch of sweetness.  This year it is “all natural”, and in mid-summer will be brewed using locally grown watermelons from Rosedale farms in Simsbury, Connecticut.  The tag line “Strangely Refreshing” fits the brew perfectly – it smells like a Jolly Rancher, but tastes like a beer.  Available [...] Read More »

KENWOOD VINEYARDS 2OO9 WHITE WINES

KENWOOD VINEYARDS 2OO9 WHITE WINESThe new 2OO9 Kenwood Vineyards white wine releases include the Sonoma County Chardonnay, Sonoma County Pinot Gris and Russian River Valley Gewürztraminer.  (Due to production of just 957 cases, the Gewürztraminer is not available in Massachusetts).  Cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks, the Chardonnay has fresh, forward lemon, lime, green apple, and vanilla aromas.  The flavors are similarly fresh and forward, with lime, lemon and green apple highlights.  Bright and polished [...] Read More »

VALLEY OF THE MOON 2OO7 CUV√ČE DE LA LUNA

VALLEY OF THE MOON 2OO7 CUVÉE DE LA LUNAThis Bordeaux-inspired blend is comprised of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 7% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Franc.  The barrels in which the wine aged for 24 months also imparted distinctive nuances – cedar character from French oak, vanilla and coconut character from American oak, and chocolate and baking spice character from Hungarian oak.  The wine has concentrated aromas of black cherry, cedar and tobacco.  Flavors of [...] Read More »

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