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08.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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TOMATO WINE GOES INTERNATIONAL

YES, THAT’S RIGHT: tomato wine. Against all odds, vino made from tomatoes is making it big. A small wine producer near Quebec City is planning to expand production of his one-of-a-kind wine recipe that is made with tomatoes. After four years of production, Pascal Miche, the president of Domaine de la Vallée Bras, says he sells thousands of bottles in 22 different counties, and now cannot keep up with demand. Miche’s tomato wine was first [...] Read More »

CORAVIN HAS SOME QUIRKS

The Coravin – a device that sought to revolutionize the wine industry by allowing wine to be poured from a bottle without re moving the cork – has officially been recalled.  The Consumer Products Safety Commission website states that the product “can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations”.  Even though the company found that there was pre-existing damage in all of the bottles that broke, the makers of Coravin [...] Read More »

SNOBBY WINE THIEVES

JUST CALL them robbers with discerning palates. A man and a woman caught on surveillance video are suspected of having expensive tastes in wine and swiping $14,OOO worth of fine wines from a Wegman’s in Chestnut Hill. Some of the bottles stolen were priced at more than $1OOO each, police said. The thefts are believed to have occurred over at least three days. It’s not clear how many bottles were taken. Two of the stolen [...] Read More »