Massachusetts Beverage Business


Everything's Clearly About Vodka

Article by: Lew Bryson - There is a legend about the last words of Peter the Great, the brilliant yet half-mad emperor who brought Russia out of the dark ages of backwards isolation. Peter made Russia a European nation, largely on his own energetic efforts, and he built St. Petersburg, his “Window on the West”, a new capital city to funnel European thought and ideas into his benighted land. He was a truly [...] Read More »

Drinking in Angus Winchester

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - It was nothing short of a summons and it was reasonably straightforward. An email proclaimed: “Leading professionals all agree a bachelor in vodkaology is the best way to advance your career. Join us at the 42 Below campus for tuition with the professor of vodkaology himself.” Granted, when you see references to “vodka” and “bachelor” in the same sentence, you’re probably inclined to make certain assumptions – and pedagogy [...] Read More »

Profile: Peter Fiumara

Article by: Fred Bouchard - PETER FIUMARA • 35 • Owner • Good Life Bar & Vodka Lounge • Boston, MABoston’s downtown and our state’s vodka segment both have undergone recent revitalizations, and The Good Life is in the middle of the action.  The Fiumara Brothers bought the cozy corner spot on low-rise Kingston Street at Downtown Crossing in 2OO5 – across from J.J. Foley’s and Kingston Station – with a vision to carve [...] Read More »

Italy's Riccardo Cotarella

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - Many journalists believe that this well known Italian consulting enologist is captivated by international-styled wines using the Merlot grape variety. Indeed, the calling card of the Falesco winery, co-owned by Riccardo and brother Renzo, is Montiano, a 1OO% Merlot wine matured in small French barrels. Falesco is located in Montefiascone, in the region of Latium, with vineyards on the Latium-Umbria border. It is an area traditionally known for Sangiovese. Since [...] Read More »

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