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MODERATE DRINKING DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER

by HARVEY FINKLE, MD A recent issue of the NEW YORK TIMES wasted a valuable half page (“The connection between cancer and having a drink,” by Anahad O’Connor, March 9, page D6) echoing ill-based alarms claiming that no quantity of alcohol can be safe to drink under any circumstance. Close...
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WELCOME TO SPRITZ LIFE

by KIRSTEN AMANN Today, the spritz is one of Italy’s greatest exports, an iconic drink in its homeland and one of the ten most ordered drinks in the United States. How did we get here, and more importantly, what can it do for us in Massachusetts? WATER INTO WINE In...
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A SIP OF LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS

by ANDY CROUCH As the United States begins to emerge from quarantine related to the coronavirus, beer industry stalwarts are busy discussing what the future will hold for the category. From board rooms to bar rooms across the country, everyone from chief executive officers to bar backs is wondering how...
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MORE PREPARATION FOR SUMMER-VINHO VERDE

by HARVEY FINKEL During the forthcoming summer we shall be seeking wines that are white and light in body and alcohol, that evoke citrus, and that have preserved enlivening acidity, perhaps a bit of an added tingle too. In the last issue in this space we sampled Txakoli, which fulfilled...
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PANDEMIC PIVOTS THAT ARE HERE TO STAY

by KIRSTEN AMANN Nothing could have prepared restaurateurs and retailers across the state for the disruption the COVID19 pandemic would cause to their businesses. “I had 2O years of knowledge and experience in this industry rendered more or less useless literally overnight,” says owner-operator Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel wine...
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PREPARING FOR SUMMER-APPETIZING TXAKOLI

by HARVEY FINKEL Grapes grown cool make wines for the hot days of summer. We want to drink dry wines light in body and alcohol that have retained lively acidity with our summer seafood and other dishes that lie lightly. Such wines are hard to grow in Basque Country (Pais...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH-THE ALEXANDER

by PINK LADY Sweet-toothed tipplers have no shortage of options in today’s beverage world. From candy-flavored vodkas to cinnamon and peanut butter “whiskies” to creamy liqueurs, the list goes on. To try a silky sweet dessert drink from a bygone era, we suggest reviving the Alexander Cocktail. You’ve probably heard...
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