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09.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Fall Beers

Article by: Andy Crouch - FALL IN NEW ENGLAND can be a challenging time for beer drinkers.  Ranging from the occasional blistering hot day to temperatures fast falling in the evenings, finding the right beer for the moment requires a wide range of flavorful offerings.  The all-too-early release of Octoberfest beers in July to the onslaught of pumpkin beers – sometimes balances, sometimes overwhelming in their spice quotient – usually signal the start to the fall beer selling season.  Whether [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE BOURBON BELLE

Article by: Pink Lady - WE LUPEC LADIES LOVE OUR BROWN SPIRITS.  And we also like simple takes on classics as a way to invent new drinks. We’d like to raise a glass to member Joy Richard, AKA Bourbon Belle, whose bar Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar took home a People’s Choice award at an event called the Bare Knuckle Bar Fight at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.  The event invited 7 bars from all over the [...] Read More »

ABCC CHAIRMAN KIM GAINSBORO

Article by: Kirsten Amann - ONE MIGHT IMAGINE that walking into the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission headquarters to meet with Chairman Kim Gainsboro would feel a bit like walking into the principal’s office.  This is, after all, where the letter of the law as it applies to “the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state” is interpreted and enforced.  And as Chairman, Gainsboro is certainly a powerful figure.  But cross the threshold of the [...] Read More »

A DRINK WITH DAVID GORDON and ERIC RITVO Richer Pour Wine Company

Article by: Brandy Rand - Wine is one of life’s great pleasures, and for on-premise operators, it can also be an expensive one.  From spoilage to storage, broken bottles to recycling, a high-volume restaurant can spend a small fortune trying to keep up with consumers’ appetite for wine.  Though packaging innovation has been on-going in the industry (screw caps, synthetic corks, bag-in-a-box), keg wine has been a bit slow to catch due to setup costs, maintenance and a lack of [...] Read More »

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