Massachusetts Beverage Business


Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - If there is a wine more persistently under-appreciated and under-valued than Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, I’ve yet to discover it. Whether in Anjou or Touraine, the ancient mineral laden soils of France’s grandest river system yield up some magical elixirs from this grape, wines of harmony and contradiction, able to fuse elusive forces together in a startlingly complete whole. Elsewhere we may encounter a wine with direct sensual appeal alongside another that stimulates reflection, but [...] Read More »

Pumpkin Zombies

Article by: Lew Bryson - They haunt the bars, they haunt the brewpubs, they haunt your store, sometimes as early as late June, hoping that somehow their favorite fall seasonal has arrived early. The Oktoberfest hunters, with their tubas and lederhosen, have nothing on these people for blind need.“We released ours in mid-July,” said Kevin Love, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Smuttynose Brewing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He’s talking about the brewery’s Pumpkin Ale. “The demand was [...] Read More »

Endangered Cocktail

Article by: Pink Lady - The “Improved”Holland Gin Cock-TailCOCKTALE The gin cocktails we drink nowadays are usually built upon London Dry, but this hasn’t always been the case. The predominant gin of the 19th century barroom was a Dutch creation distilled from maltwinecalled Genever (“juniper” in Dutch) after its most distinctive botanical. This was the “Dutch Courage” the British Empire fell head over heels for and imbibed with such vigor it became “Mother’s Ruin”. [...] Read More »

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