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07.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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GIN is IN

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - Visit a bar and listen closely – above the din of USUAL  conversation and RHYTHMIC rattle of ice in its shakers – you can hear it loud and clear: Gin is in.The spirit that served as one of the core foundations upon which cocktail history is built the spirit that played a role in the lives of countless politicians writers and royalty has been in a Rip Van Winkle-esque slumber for a number of [...] Read More »

REVISITING TANIA OSEGUERA

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - If any spirit category deserves a party to celebrate how well it’s done over the past year it’s tequila. And if anybody can host that party it’s Tania Oseguera, brand ambassador for Cazadores and Corzo, Bacardi USA’s tequilas. Oseguera was recently in Boston to lead diners through a tasting paired with a four-course dinner at Boston’s Casa Romero. I first visited with her last April at the same restaurant, when the Guadalajara native made the [...] Read More »

TOURIGA NACIONAL and ARINTO

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - What would be a US wine consumer’s reflex response to Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec? . . . New Zealand and Argentina. The marketing power of these so-called “signature” varieties is clear. Could the market woes of the Portuguese wine industry be solved by a signature variety or two? Could one or two of the numerous indigenous varieties currently playing anonymous roles in Portugal’s appellation wines be put to better use? [...] Read More »

Profile: Daniel Bruce

Article by: Fred Bouchard - DANIEL BRUCE 49Executive Chef Boston Harbor HotelDirector of the Boston Wine FestivalFew dispute that the Bay State’s gold standard for wine dinners is Boston Harbor Hotel’s Boston Wine Festival.  Now planning its 21st season the man at the helm is the same tirelessly creative guy who co-founded and still directs that pre-eminent series – Executive Chef Daniel Bruce.  A native New Englander, Bruce graduated from Johnson & Wales in 198O; among [...] Read More »

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