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05.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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DRINK DEALS ARE OFF FOR GROUPON

When something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is – and many restaurants throughout the state recently found that out the hard way. The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has determined that restaurant discounts (ie: $4O worth of food and drinks for $2O) offered by the website Groupon, are in violation of the state’s “happy hour” regulation, which prohibits restaurants from selling alcohol drinks at a discount from the price [...] Read More »

RUSSELL SCHEHRER AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN BREWING THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION AWARD F.X. MATT DEFENSE OF THE INDUSTRY AWARD

Three members of the brewing community were honored for their dedication and service at the recent Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) opening session in Boulder, Colorado.  JENNIFER TALLEY of Squatters Pub Brewery/Salt Lake Brewing Co. won the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing.  As the first woman to win this award, Talley was clearly honored and ecstatic to be recognized alongside the 13 other accomplished brewers who previously won the Award.  She has been brewing [...] Read More »

SIDNEY FRANK AWARD

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America honored Maker’s Mark Distillery President BILL SAMUELS JR. with its prestigious Sidney Frank Award at the its 68th Annual Convention & Exposition in Orlando.  The Award is presented to a person who has achieved noteworthy public policy or philanthropic accomplishments, as well as made exceptional contributions to the beverage alcohol industry.  A $1O,OOO contribution is made in the name of the award winner to the charitable cause of [...] Read More »

THE 2O11 NAPA VALLEY GROWER of the YEAR

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) has announced that the Phillips family, longtime winegrape growers in Oakville, has been selected as the 2O11 recipient of the prestigious Napa Valley Grower of the Year award.  This is the first time that a family, rather than an individual, has been chosen for this distinction.  Bob Phillips was an early president (1984 to 1986) of the NVG and one of the pioneers of the organization.  He participated in a [...] Read More »

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