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12.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Great American Beer Festival 2009

Article by: Andy Crouch - Things could have gone very differently this year. In the midst of the worst economy for consumer goods in more than half a century, craft and domestic brewers alike braced for a painful and unknown impact. They anticipated sharp declines, the product of worried consumers staying home and away from stores, bars and restaurants. What they received, instead, was a rousing slap on the back – verification that their efforts, while not recession proof, are [...] Read More »

Cava

Article by: Fred Bouchard - Tucked away between coastal hills of Catalonia, southwest of Barcelona, is the Penedes wine region. Like Rioja’s reds, Penedes’ white wines are widely regarded in Spain and abroad. While the region’s oak-aged reds (think Priorat) and still white wines (Torres) are fine, Penedes is best known for Cava, the sparkling white wine made from the macabeo, xarel’lo and parellada varietals in and around the village of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia.Today, advocates of sparkling wine [...] Read More »

Endangered Cocktail: The French 75

Article by: Pink Lady - COCKTALE Is there a more festive sound than the “pop” coming from an uncorked bottle of Champagne?  We think not.  As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, LUPEC urges you look beyond the Champagne bottle in your hand to the range of spirits, juices, bitters, and mixers on your back bar – a world of deliciously festive Champagne cocktails awaits.Have you ever tried a French 75, for example?  Little more than [...] Read More »

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