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05.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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RIESLING

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Spring is Riesling season par excellence. While I personally enjoy drinking Riesling year-round, from a commercial perspective this is the moment to focus on lighter styled, more delicate herb and floral scented versions, whether they feature discernible residual sugar or not, because of the strong link between Nature’s annual reawakening and the style of this grape. Featuring Riesling that is fresh, low in alcohol and redolent of garden fragrances, signals that you are in step [...] Read More »

NEW BEERS FOR NEW SEASONS

Article by: Andy Crouch - Brewers have long embraced the changing consumer drinking patterns that accompany shifting weather patterns, helping fuel the demand for seasonal products. These beers often appear as little known styles, such as Kolsch or Helles, often rebranded by savvy breweries as Summer Ales. People usually associate the summer months with the typical ‘lawnmower beer’, often a freezing cold light lager, preferably in a can, with little hop bite, a low malt level and little character to [...] Read More »

VODKA AGAINST THE GRAIN

Article by: Pink Lady - As you’ve probably noticed, we LUPEC ladies don’t devote much time to the discussion of vodka cocktails.  “It’s the predominant spirit on most cocktail lists,” you may be thinking, “so what gives? What do you broads have against vodka?”It’s not that we have anything against vodka, per se.  We are egalitarian imbibers, after all, and many of us knocked back our share of Cosmopolitans in the ’9Os.  Our issue, really, is that vodka [...] Read More »

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