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09.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A TREND CAN BE A TRICKY BEAST

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - Once it gains traction and attention, a trend can just keep steamrolling – snowballing, even – to the point where it’s impossible to ignore.  Everyone starts talking about it.  Everyone  wants to witness it for themselves.  But as quickly as it appears, another beast (stick with me on the analogy) is waiting in the shadows, ready to pounce on the public’s consciousness.  There are countless determining factors that can set a trend in motion: pop [...] Read More »

ENDANGERD COCKTAILS: THE MINT JULEP

Article by: Pink Lady - In modern times we consider the Mint Julep a staple of Derby Day drinking, but once upon a time, like from the turn of the 19th century through the Civil War, the Mint Julep was a staple of everywhere drinking.  The beverage hails from the South and has agrarian roots, to be sure, but it was a staple of fancy city bar drinking in New York, Chicago and other urban meccas through the early 2Oth [...] Read More »

CHÂTEAU TANUNDA from DOWN UNDER

Article by: Harvey Finkel - It might be significant that in all of the several photographs I’ve seen of John Geber, he has his arm around someone or something: his wife, his daughter, a wine barrel. The guess would be that he is both affectionate and possessive. More to our point, he is the energetic and passionate possessor of Château Tanunda, set on a hill near the center of South Australia’s Barossa Valley, 42 miles north of Adelaide. Geber visited [...] Read More »

Pretty Things

Article by: Lew Bryson - “Dann’s somewhat famous for failing,” Martha says. “This time, people really wanted him to succeed.” That’s Dann Paquette, the brewer of Pretty Things beers, that Martha’s talking about; she’s Martha Holley-Paquette, Dann’s wife and partner in the Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project. Dann smiles wryly at this spousal evaluation, nodding, and says, “Yeah. I was like the White Sox.” You might expect this kind of humor from the people who [...] Read More »

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