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07.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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GLADDENING the HEART

Article by: Harvey Finkel, MD - The notion that a dram or two is good for the heart is far from new; it can be traced back to biblical times. The accretion of scientific evidence to support the notion in little more than the last quarter century should be convincing. We continue to see the playing out of detail and nuance some more of which we shall review today.To start, let’s restate the observations illustrated by the now-familiar and [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL of the MONTH

Article by: Pink Lady - GINCould there be a more appropriate cocktail to sip at the dawn of summer than the Daisy a cool and refreshing drink named for a hardy, innocent flower? Two versions of this drink were in wide circulation by the time Prohibition rolled around in 1919.  The early version appears in the 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas’ The Bon Vivant’s Companion, and is made with a spirit (brandy, whisky, gin, or rum), lemon, [...] Read More »

CRAFT NAVIGATES NEW WATERS

Article by: Andy Crouch - Despite long-standing concerns with the economy the domestic beer segment overall, and the craft beer set in particular, continues to perform well for retailers and distributors. Nudging up one half percent, the beer industry fought against strong and troubling economic trends, especially in the second half of 2OO8. Craft brewers especially benefited from a possible trading down from more expensive wine products, with a nearly six percent increase in volume and ten percent in sales [...] Read More »

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