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Strongbow Launches New Flavors & New Look

added: March 20, 2014

Strongbow Hard Cider has launched Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider and Strongbow Honey & Apple Hard Cider. With over 125 years of cider-making heritage, Strongbow offers a distinct kind of refreshment from other ciders with these new flavors. Throughout Strongbow’s history, the brand has remained committed to selecting the ideal apples for a perfectly balanced cider recipe. While many ciders tend to have an [...] READ MORE »

Massachusetts House Votes for 10AM Sunday Opening

added: March 11, 2014

The Massachusetts House, on a voice vote and without debate, approved a bill (H 228) that would allow Sunday morning alcohol sales as early as 10 AM, two hours earlier than allowed under current law. The bill was designed to help Massachusetts’ retailers stem the tide of across border sales to Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The bill’s sponsors include Rep. Elizabeth Poirier [...] READ MORE »

Genesis Brands Launches Training Center with Spring Tasting

added: March 10, 2014

United Liquors, a Division of Martignetti Companies, announces the Genesis Brands Spring Tasting & Training Center launch on March 24th, 2014, from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at 175 Campanelli Drive in Braintree. Customers are invited to the new Training Center to taste the Genesis spirits and beer portfolios and to take part in The State of Spirits 2014 & Beyond Seminars [...] READ MORE »

Ruby Wines Tapped For Brockmans Gin

added: March 05, 2014

Brockmans Gin, an ultra-premium, new style gin, announces its partnership with Ruby Wines, Inc. in Massachusetts. “The U.S. spirits industry is an entirely different model than what we’ve been working with overseas,” explains Bob Fowkes Director and Co-Founder of Brockmans Gin. “When selecting our distribution partners, we sought Ruby Wines because of their reputations for growing brands. Their experience will help us overcome [...] READ MORE »


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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 »

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