Massachusetts Beverage Business


Cactus Champagne?

Article by: Fred Bouchard - Gruetappeared as some kind of anomaly when the silver or gold-labeled bottles first spread along the East Coast in the 199Os. Gruet, priced well below Napa and Sonoma sparklers, soon caught a wave of enthusiasm. Today [...] Read More »

Sparkling Wine Made in USA

Article by: Harvey Finkel, MD - During much of that time, however, inferior or inappropriate grapes were employed in what was too often more an industrial process rather than artisanal winemaking. Only in the last 4O years have high-quality, Champagne-method American [...] Read More »


Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - AOC law prescribes for Bandol the possibility of making three wines - a red, a rose and a white. Bandol producers, however, have always been defiantly red in the midst of a world conveniently pink. This [...] Read More »

Champagne Had Been Booming

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Judging by aggregate sales figures for the first 7 months of 2OO6, Americans are doing a lot of celebrating. Whereas imported wines in general keep creeping higher as a percentage of the overall US wine market, [...] Read More »

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