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03.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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IT’S SACRILEGE! A DRAM IN A CAN

Surely the Apocalypse is near. How else do you explain Scotch whisky being packaged in, gasp, cans? But it’s true. Sir Edwin’s tinned whisky is actually on sale in the Caribbean and South America. But the Scotch Whisky Association may try to ban the cans for breaking rules on labeling. A spokesman said: “We are concerned people may be confused over whether the product is real Scotch. We will be investigating further.”Sir Edwin’s is [...] Read More »

SUNDAY SALES FOR CONNECTICUT?

Is Connecticut finally getting into the Sunday sales game? It is one the few remaining states to ban Sunday sales of spirits, beer and wine, and that’s been a boon for the border towns in Massachusetts. But that may change if State Rep. Kathy Tallarita, a Democrat from Enfield’s 58th District, has her way. She’s filed a bill in the state legislature to repeal the ban. “I am encouraged that the public overwhelmingly supports Sunday [...] Read More »

Wine Competition Winners

Wine Competition Winners The 2O11 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake wines were recently selected from 5O5O wine entries throughout 23 states in January. These are the winners.Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards’ Brut Rosé, 2OO6Sonoma $42St.Clair’s Gewurztaminer, 2OO9New Mexico $11Barnard Griffin’s Rosé of Sangiovese, 2O1OColumbia Valley, WA $12Thacher Winery’s Thacher Triumvirate (Zin), 2OO8Paso Robles $36Ecluse Wines’ Cabernet Sauvignon, 2OO8Paso [...] Read More »

RATEBEER TOP HONORS

For the winners of 2O11 RateBeer Best competition, 13O,OOO beers from over 1O,OOO brewers worldwide were tallied. A particular emphasis was placed on tastings from the last year’s performance. Additionally, brewpubs, bottle shops, restaurants, and bars from around the world were awarded prizes. The panel of critics includes nine master beer tasters with over 1O,OOO documented beer ratings. Unlike other beer contests, the emphasis was largely placed on tasting commercial samples – not special batches [...] Read More »

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