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10.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Wine Riot

Article by: Kirsten Amann - MORGAN FIRST and TYLER BALLIET of SECOND GLASS are REINVENTING WINE  EDUCATION ONE RIOT at a TIMEFOR THE NOVICE DRINKER, learning about wine can be nothing if not intimidating.  And for many young people, it has an air of the unattainable.  It’s not that there aren’t countless approachable wines available, there certainly are.  However, there has long been a real disconnect between the wine industry and the Millennial [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE ROB ROY

Article by: Pink Lady - SCOTCH AFICIONADOS can be quite particular about how they sip their single malts.  “Just one rock” please, or a splash of water.  Mention mixing with soda water, lemon juice or – GASP! – simple syrup and you’re sure to receive a suspicious glance.  We know, we know – scotch is serious business and we LUPEC ladies appreciate the stuff on its own.  There is one cocktail, however, that dates back pre-Prohibition and is absolutely permissible [...] Read More »

POUILLY FUISSE

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - ONCE a fashionable name on the us market, Pouilly-Fuisse has not been a “go to” wine for decades, but remains nonetheless an advantageously situated Burgundy appellation nestled among hills and jagged outcroppings at the southernmost end of the Macon district.  The Chardonnays produced on its rocky vineyard amphitheaters vary considerably from those originating further north: less steely or mineral accented, generally rounder, fuller and yet more delicate in style.  There is an ease to the [...] Read More »

MERRY EDWARDS: A PROFILE IN STRENGTH

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - IN FEBRUARY 2O13, Massachusetts-bred (Newton Highlands), California winemaker Merry Edwards appeared at the Boston Wine Expo to present her single-vineyard Pinot Noirs.  The seminar featured a tasting of six different wines all from the Russian River Valley where Merry Edwards Winery is located.  Her partner in this project, which began in 1997, is her husband Ken Coopersmith.  Merry Edwards is working her 4Oth vintage.  She became an enologist in the early 197Os, the [...] Read More »

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