Massachusetts Beverage Business


Serious Chablis

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - It’s not always obvious because of our rush to embrace whatever is new, but sometimes the classics are really the best. For instance, if you’re looking for quintessential seafood wine that is bone dry, minerally and understated in flavor, there is little to compare with Chablis. Grown on the calcareous fossilized chalk soils of Burgundy’s northernmost region, the Chardonnay grapes surrounding this venerable village attain a height of aromatic purity and finesse that make the [...] Read More »

Burgundy's Jean-Nicolas Meo

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Burgundy is the hardest wine. The effort to understand it, however, can be more than worthwhile, for it can be the most ethereal of wines. The effort requires concentration and firsthand application. As I previous quoted in these pages, in February 2OO7, “buying Burgundy is not a spectator sport, but a contact sport.”Why so difficult? To start with, microterroir really matters in Burgundy. Cross a stream, a road, even an invisible boundary, and the vines [...] Read More »

InBEV's Big Deal

Article by: Lew Bryson - It was the best of deals.It was the worst of deals. Call it what you may. But whether you like the idea or not, the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by Brazilian/Belgian brewer InBev is the kind of grand combination that changes how markets proceed and do business. It is the kind of landmark deal that, like the creation of Diageo or the recent acquisition of Allied Domecq by Pernod [...] Read More »

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