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08.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINEBOW MERGER

FINE WINE importers and distributors Winebow and The Vintner Group have agreed to merge their operations to create The Winebow Group, LLC with a combined distribution network covering 14 states and Washington DC.  The company will distribute wine and spirits under the Winebow Distribution name in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC; as The Country Vintner in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC; as Stacole Fine [...] Read More »

TENNESSEE GETS TOUGH

TENNESSEE WHISKEY comes from Tennessee, Scotch comes from Scotland and tequila hails from Mexico. The rules are the rules, right? Actually, it’s far more complicated than that. The latest chapter in the Tennessee whiskey wars revolves around the finer points of making whiskey in the Volunteer State – specifically, where you take the spirit to age. The issue arose in 2O13 when the state Legislature decided to specify what exactly qualifies as Tennessee whiskey. New [...] Read More »

SCOTCH IS SO SMOOTH

NEVER BEFORE has there been such demand for Scotch whisky. Unfortunately, we are a culture of instant gratification and Scotch is a spirit that needs years of aging. A new report from Rabobank, titled NOW THAT’S SMOOTH, provides both an assessment of the category as well as suggestions for managing the growth: “Scotch whisky is currently enjoying a boom due to growing demand in the US and emerging markets. The industry is ramping up production [...] Read More »

GALLO RECEIVES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

THE E&J GALLO WINERY was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Procurement Leaders, a global network representing more than 65O major corporations.  Gallo was recognized for its cross-functional program, which is considered to be among the best in the world.  The Winery’s sustainability program was acknowledged for its consistent contribution to producing positive impacts on the environment through better energy and water management practices.  In recent years, the winery has reduced its energy [...] Read More »