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07.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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SUMMER BEER DRINKING

Article by: Andy Crouch - NOTHING MATCHES THE SPLENDORS OF SUMMER DRINKING.Enveloped in warm evenings, with heavy breezes casting down upon you, surrounded by nature and friends, and accompanied by your favorite beverage companion, it can seem like the perfect moment.  When it comes to choosing the right beer, global brewers invite you to enjoy their respective heritage offerings.WHETHER IT BE A German Hefeweizen, a Belgian Witbier, or an American Wheat Ale, these styles share a slight [...] Read More »

PROFILE: GREG CRONE

Article by: Fred Bouchard - GREG CRONE • 45 • OwnerCroney Estates & Liquid Brands, ScituateGreg Crone’s come halfway round the globe making, then selling, quality wine; now he’s gone back to the Southern Hemisphere to bring good bargains to the States.  He’s made New Zealand wines for Brancott, marketed them for Seagram’s C&E and Allied Domecq, and is now sourcing and hawking his own brands: Cigar Box, Croney Three-Ton, and Battle Axe.  He’s an affable bloke [...] Read More »

AQUITAINE: A PARTNERSHIP REDEFINING BORDEAUX

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - Bordeaux wine merchants, Jean-Christophe and Margaret Calvet, gave a presentation at the Boston Wine Expo on January 21 entitled “2OO9 Bordeaux – The Best Vintage Ever?” They own the Aquitaine Wine Company. They stood side-by-side at the podium and shared the presentation. Not only is it rare to find a husband and wife team in the wine trade, but they work in a different way than most Bordeaux merchants. To learn more about their impact [...] Read More »

VINO FROM TRURO

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Dave Roberts, having set out on a bicycle ride in 2OO7, returned owning a vineyard and winery, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, thus starting a new career and way of life. His Connecticut family had summered in outer Cape Cod since he was a boy of eight. He and Kathy honeymooned here in 1964. The property was familiar, attractive, well located, and available, and he was at a transition point. Dave, a youthful, energetic 69, [...] Read More »

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