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02.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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LEJAY CRÈME DE CASSIS LIQUEUR

LEJAY CRÈME DE CASSIS LIQUEUR – The House of Lejay Lagoute has released its Crème de Cassis de Dijon (18% ABV) in the US.  The blackcurrant liqueur was created by Auguste-Denis Lagoute in 1841.  Two varieties of French blackcurrants, Noir de Bourgogne and Black Down, are harvested in mid-summer and are separately macerated in French spirit in wooden and stainless steel vats.  The solid part of the maceration is then pressed and blended with the [...] Read More »

KENWOOD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2O12 PINOT NOIR AND SONOMA COUNTY 2O11 MERLOT

KENWOOD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2O12 PINOT NOIR AND SONOMA COUNTY 2O11 MERLOT – A portion of this Pinot Noir underwent whole-berry fermentation to enhance fresh fruit character, and the young wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 1O months.  Blueberry and raspberry aromas are accented by notes of lavender and nutmeg, backed by nutmeg complexity.  Smooth mouthfeel contrasts with a hint of tannin.  Suggested retail is $16A richer, fuller wine, the [...] Read More »

SAMUEL ADAMS COLD SNAP

SAMUEL ADAMS COLD SNAP – Samuel Adams’ new spring seasonal beer is a medium-bodied Belgian-style white ale with notes ranging from orange peel and plum to a peppery bite of ground coriander.  The brewers used a blend of fruits, flowers and spices from around the world which add depth to the smooth wheat and subtle hop character of the Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops.  Available through mid-March in six-packs for a suggested retail price of $7.99 to [...] Read More »

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