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04.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Cruase

Article by: Bill Nesto, MW - Earlier this year, at Vino 2O1O in New York City, I moderated a seminar that launched the American debut of Cruasé. Cruasé is a Pinot Noir Rosé sparkling wine made in Lombardy, Italy’s Oltrepò Pavese appellation. Though the Cruasé category could eventually be integrated into Oltrepò’s DOCG for Metodo Classico – as Saten has been integrated into the Franciacorta DOCG – it is currently a registered brand of the consortium of Oltrepò producers (Consorzio Tutela [...] Read More »

Selling Vino

Having been invited as a member of the panel in the seminar discussing “The 2OO9 Harvest in Italy: The World Outlook for Italian Wine” at the opulent and well-attended VINO 2O1O, I prepared by stealthily surveying a nonscientifically selected sample of savants selling Italian wines in the US at every level: importers, distributors/wholesalers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, retailers, plus educators, editors and writers. Most graciously cooperated, and to them my gratitude. A few ignored me. I’d like [...] Read More »

Global Travels

Article by: Andy Crouch - Beer tourism is on the rise. As someone who covers the industry, I have spent a lot of time over the past three years traveling to various up and coming beer spots around the world. A decade ago, beer tourists endeavored to travel to Belgium, Germany and Britain to try the classic, traditional beer styles that first spawned their interest in better beer. They visited the pleasant and cozy cafes of Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp, [...] Read More »

Endangered Cocktail: Cowboy Buddha

Article by: Pinky Gonzales - Go for the SilverTequila, Lime and the Margarita  COCKTALE A well-made Margarita is a perfect balance of sweet, sour and earthy – a winning, but endangered, cocktail – and we’re calling on you to help keep its flame burning.  A quality silver tequila, a premium triple sec and, most importantly, fresh lime are key.Some would say “who has time to squeeze a lime?”  Slicing and squeezing citrus with a handheld juicer [...] Read More »

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