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12.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR WINES

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - Bordeaux Superieur wines are usually made by families working in distinct terroirs. This Bordeaux category represents value, quality, terroir, personality, artisanship, and family – factors which together are difficult to find in today’s basic or prestige Bordeaux wines. Still red and dry in type, its wines, save for a dwindling quantity of still sweet white, are Bordeaux’s best kept secrets for US consumers. Usually costing between $1O and $2O per bottle, the wines offer quality [...] Read More »

NEWTON VINEYARD

Article by: Harvey Finkel - Beautifully situated on the eastern flank of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley, Newton Vineyard’s 12O acres of select steeply sloped planted parcels grow merlot, cabernets sauvignon and franc, and, a rarity in California, petit verdot, on an exquisite 56O-acre estate. The hand-harvested vineyards are organically nurtured, the whole property managed with a mind to preserving the natural ecosystem. The vines grow at between 5OO and 16OO feet in elevation. Newton’s prime chardonnay is grown [...] Read More »

ROSÉ SPARKLERS

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Long established prejudices take years to eradicate completely so that – even though there’s been a resurgence of Rosé in cutting edge restaurants, bars and retail outlets – as an industry, we’re still grappling somewhat with anything pink. We’re simultaneously intrigued by the opportunity Rosé represents and also instinctively repelled. This is the understandable hangover from years of White Zinfandel “blush wine” ascendancy, preceded by the era of Lancer’s and Mateus.  It’s worth noting that [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

Article by: Pink Lady - DEATH IN THE AFTERNOONCOCKTALE Sometimes it’s the flavor that draws you in to a cocktail’s mythical orbit, sometimes it’s the lovely hue.  In some cases, curiosity is piqued by a beverage’s name.  Death in the Afternoon, for example: what in the heavens could that drink taste like?  What could a cocktail with such a name possibly contain? Leave it to Ernest Hemingway to slap such a chillingly intriguing name on a drink [...] Read More »

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