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08.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WHAT’S HOT ARGENTINA’S WINES

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Whether or not there’s been a permanent shift in the American wine consumer’s buying habits is not entirely clear, but without having to peer too deeply at the tea leaves it’s obvious that “trade down” remains the norm during the first half of 2O1O. Just as has been the case in the recent past, wines that smack of luxury appear to be moving very slowly, while “value”, however one defines the word, continues to be [...] Read More »

CHILE’S MONTGRAS PROPERTIES

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Chile is still figuring out its complex slopes, valleys, and microclimates, and still doing it right at enticing prices. I was introduced to still another Chilean brand, MontGras Properties, when its head winemaker, Santiago Margozzini, visited recently. I came away very glad to have met him and his wines.MontGras was founded in 1992 by Hernán Gras, a winemaker, his brother Eduardo and Christián Hartwig, both businessmen. Hartwig also owned farm estates. They have developed [...] Read More »

IT’S A BAD YEAR FOR BEER . . . SO FAR

Article by: Lew Bryson - So says the mainstream media, the economic analysts, the industry analysts; for a change, even the raw numbers bear them out. Overall US beer sales were down 2.2% in 2OO9, and it’s not getting better in 2O1O; the Beer Institute says sales in the first five months are down 4%, and A-B InBev’s first quarter sales were down a gasp-inducing 6.8%. “I’ve never seen so much red ink on a spreadsheet in all my years [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE AVIATION

Article by: Pink Lady - The Aviation is a tremendous cocktail that has been gloriously resurrected in recent times by classic cocktail cognoscenti.  The recipe was first published in How to Mix Drinks by Hugo Ensslin, the German-born head bartender at the Wallick House Hotel in Times Square.  His was the last cocktail manual to hit bookshelves before Prohibition begat the great drought in America, and many consider this drink one of the last great cocktails to be invented before [...] Read More »

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