Massachusetts Beverage Business



Article by: Liza Weisstuch - We’re going to be hearing a lot about tequila this year.  Not only does 2O1O mark the 2OOth anniversary of Mexican independence, but the past few years of growth have set the category up for healthy progress, even in the face of the Great Recession.  With more and more brands arriving on the shelves, companies are ramping up their commitment to programs that educate trade and consumers alike and convey the deep-seated legacies [...] Read More »

Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - There is going to be a whole lotta shaking going on this May in Manhattan – and plenty of stirring and chilling and ice cutting, too. And most likely quite a bit of garnishing.The Manhattan Cocktail Classic (MCC) will hold its inaugural five-day event from May 14 through May 18. The event, billed as “Part festival, part fête, part conference, part cocktail party”, will be an intersection of spirits authorities, mixologists and enthusiasts, [...] Read More »

Profile: Marilisa Allegrini and Leonardo LoCascio

Article by: Fred Bouchard - MARILISA ALLEGRINIInternational PR DirectorAllegrini Azienda AgricolaLEONARDO LoCASCIOPresident & CEOWinebow Imports, New JerseyPair a remarkably successful importerwith an expert from a distinguished6th-generation Verona wine family and you find this dynamic couple.  Allegrini is world ambassador for her Tre Bicchieri-champion family winery.  LoCascio was awarded Importer of the Year for 2OO9 by wine enthusiast.  At the recent Boston Wine Expo, both conducted elucidating seminars.  Allegrini gave a thorough, [...] Read More »

The Çommonwealth of Wines

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Massachusetts is not generally thought of as an eastern Napa Valley, but we do produce wine here. In an unscientific poll I asked Massachusetts people not in the drinks trade to name three places producing wine. The responses, in rank order, included California, France, Italy. There was a single mention of a source in the northeast, Massachusetts. In fact, we have 36  licensed wineries in production in the Bay State.In 163O, the first [...] Read More »

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