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04.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Patz & Hall

Article by: Sandy Block, MW - Business partnerships rarely work but the dynamic duo of Donald Patz and James Hall, proprietors of the eponymous winery that bears their names, is a sterling example of how one plus one sometimes equals three.  A marketer committed to developing long term relationships that guarantee access to some of California’s finest vineyard sites, a winemaker able to crafta multitude of terroir-expressive wines that lead the market, this is obviously a winning formula.  They speak [...] Read More »

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE PINK LADY

Article by: Pink Lady - AS A CHILD this lupec lady spent Easter mornings hunting for brightly colored, hardboiled eggs hidden slyly in the living room by the Easter bunny.  Now I spend Eastertime hunting for brightly colored cocktails made with fresh eggs as an ingredient.  Once hidden in the recesses of old cocktail books, recipes for classic and modern egg drinks are becoming a fixture of modern cocktail bars once again.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying [...] Read More »

BOOK: WINES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

Article by: Harvey Finkel - ALTHOUGH, since South Dakota joined the club in 1996, all 5O states and all ten of Canada’s provinces host wineries, those in the east are hardly noticed by network news or international wire service reports, which concentrate on regions three time zones to our west or beyond the ocean to the east.  Yet the wine industry in eastern portions of the US and Canada is rapidly developing – both in numbers and quality.Wines [...] Read More »

GENNARO CATALDO

Article by: Brandy rand - GENNARO CATALDOOwnerBeer and Wine HobbyTUCKED AWAY in an industrial office park right off Route 95 in Woburn is 5OOO square foot warehouse dedicated to the art of making something to drink.  No, it’s not a craft cocktail bar nor is it a bartending school.  Beer and Wine Hobby is the ultimate do-it-yourself store, shelves stacked with brew kettles, barrels, fermenting tanks, hops, grains, and grapes – with a few smokers and cheese molds [...] Read More »