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Burke Distributing Buys Mass Bay Brewing Distribution Rights

Harpoon Brewery parent company Massachusetts Bay Brewing has disbanded its distributing company and sold the rights to sell its products in the Boston area to Burke Distributing. Massachusetts Bay Brewing launched Harpoon Distributing in 2002, when the company’s portfolio included just the Harpoon and UFO brands. Now, the company produces...
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M.S. WALKER EXPANDS ITALIAN NATIONAL WINE IMPORT PORTFOLIO

M.S. Walker has been named the U.S. importer for Italian wine producers Cantina Santa Maria La Palma, Cantina di Sorbara and Corte Sant’Alda. These esteemed producers join M.S. Walker’s growing portfolio from around the globe and strengthens its commitment to its emerging national portfolio. Sardinian winery Cantina Santa Maria La...
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CHENIN BLANC

By SANDY BLOCK,MW Among the first places I check on a restaurant wine list: where’s the Chenin Blanc? And, no, it’s not primarily because I don’t want to spend a lot of money, although that’s part of the equation. It’s more an acid test, no pun intended. If I’m seeing...
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A LOOK AT THE SELTZER SENSATION

By ANDY CROUCH Hard seltzer has taken the beer world by force. Not spirit or wine based but also not beer like in character, these flavored malt beverage (FMB) products—ranging from colorless and near flavorless in nature to cloyingly sweet and neon hued—have long existed around the periphery of the...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH-THE EMERALD COCKTAIL

By PINK LADY Here in Massachusetts, where 21.5% of the population claim Irish ancestry, St. Patrick’s Day is a month-long holiday. It is a bibulous moment to be sure, with many revelers reaching for anything green to wear, Guinness by the gallon, and as many green-hued libations and sweet treats...
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RIESLING

By SANDY BLOCK, MW As recent years have seen a vast increase in people following a vegan discipline, the question often arises: Which wines taste best with this dietary alternative? Pairing vegan dishes is uncharted waters for many wine pro’s. In my experience though, it’s as inaccurate to suggest one...
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TRENTO SPUMANTE – BUBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAINS

By HARVEY FINKEL Everyone likes fizz. That’s clear from the hundreds of millions of bottles of bubbly wine made, sold, drunk, and splashed about in celebratory mania worldwide. Some is plonk, but here and there are pockets of production of high-quality Champagne-method (now usually called classical-method) sparkling wine, some that...
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