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03.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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AMARONE THE RIGHT WAY

Article by: Harvey Finkel - new york From the hills north of Verona, sheltered from arctic winds by the Alps, climate tempered by nearby Lake Garda, came one of Italy’s iconic wines, Amarone, a specialty of the Veneto, to one of the elegant, spacious halls of the New York Public Library in the fall. Members of twelve families, historical producers of Amarone, banded together as the Famiglie dell’Amarone d’Arte, or, simply, the Amarone Families, conducted a symposium on their prized [...] Read More »

IRISH-STYLE BEER

Article by: Andy Crouch - As the global consolidation of the beverage alcohol industry continues, from mega-brewers to mega-distillers, there seems in recent years to be a bit less emphasis placed on the St. Patrick’s selling holiday. And that’s pretty understandable. When you’re run by a Belgo-Brazilian outfit, dressing up Bud Light bottles in green shamrocks just seems plain ridiculous.The St. Patrick’s Day holiday, while remaining popular in many parts of the United States, nowadays has little to [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE BLACKTHORN

Article by: Pink Lady - They say Irish whiskey is the fastest growing spirits category in the US these days, which is great news.  The category sure has seen its share of dark days. No one knows the full story, but Celtic monks are the likely fathers of Irish whiskey.  Whiskey-making was popular enough among innkeepers and laypersons to require a license by 1556.  By the mid-17th century, the King was also charging duties based on quantity.  The vibrant [...] Read More »

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