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07.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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90+ Boston's Own

Article by: Kirsten Amann - You can hardly blame a wine novice for feeling shy on their maiden visit to a wine shop, where difficult to pronounce labels and a confusing range of price tags abound.  Even the seasoned consumers are sure to have their moments, wistfully murmuring “if only picking out Grand Cru Bordeaux were easier . . . and cheaper” to themselves while scouring the shelves.  Enter 9O+ Cellars, a [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH . . . TROY CLARKE

Article by: Brandy Rand - TROY CLARKE – President of Boston Chapter of the United States Bartender Guild (USBG)Sales Manager at Martignetti Companies • Co-Owner of 1224 Cocktails Bar BagTroy Clarke is used to juggling a lot of roles at the same time.  With a long career in the hotel business, Clarke has overseen food and beverage programs, banquets, meetings, and events across the world at properties like the Sheraton, Hilton and Ritz Carlton.  From crafting drinks [...] Read More »

Two Families of Verona

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Despite the abundance of fine, characterful wines grown around Verona, only lately has there been fading of the stain left by dilute Soave and Valpolicella industrially produced from flat, moist vineyards during the wine boom of the 197Os. Not fair, but memories are long and unforgiving. Many of the most familiar wines then benefited from the deep chilling that would numb their tastes.Happily, those days are behind us. Veronese wines have regained their [...] Read More »

Lowering the Ceiling on Overhead

Article by: Roger Morris - Any owner of a retail beverage business who pays the bills at the endof the month knows finding ways of reducing those dollars floatingout the door or flying away electronically is a “no brainer.” But a nobrainer is a lot easier to put into action if the owner has a thoughtful planfor cost reductions. Such a plan needs a business philosophy as well asa set of tactics.KPMG is [...] Read More »

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