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MARTIGNETTI COMPANIES LAUNCHES NEW CORPORATE FINE WINE DIVISION

Martignetti Companies announced the formation of a new Corporate Fine Wine Division that will focus on expanding the Company’s fine wine business across Massachusetts. This expansion allows them to take a more specialized approach with their portfolio and offer more consultative services for their customers and supplier partners. This new...
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A CASE FOR THE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

By Kirsten Amann Champagne typically has quite an exhaustive run in the latter months of the year, between holiday parties and New Year’s Eve. Oenophile friends start popping holiday bottles as early as Thanksgiving (but who are we kidding, most oenophiles pop bottles on days that end in Y), and...
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MERLOT – A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP

By Seema Tikare I admit, I have mixed feelings about Merlot. There is always a small voice in the back of my head saying, “This is lightweight. As a professional, you should be drinking something more serious — or hipper — or more interesting.” But, at the same time, that...
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  Alexander N. Block, widely known as “Sandy,” died of cancer on November 21. He was a youthful 72 years old. He cut a wide swath in the wine trade, producing wine, selling wine wholesale and in restaurants, buying wine, teaching wine to employees and consumers, writing about wine, including...
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21ST CENTURY PUNCH

By Kirsten Amann Nothing says “let’s party” like a big bowl of punch! To the uninitiated, or if you came of age in the 7Os, 8Os, or 9Os, punch might be something you’d expect to find at a bridal shower or Tupperware party, involving a carton of sherbet spiked with...
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A LOOK AT EXHIBIT A FROM BREWER MATT STEINBERG

By Andy Crouch From the Boston metro area to Western Mass and the islands, Matt Steinberg has brewed all over the state. For nearly 2O years, Steinberg has plied his trade, brewing solid and delightful beers in a wide range of styles. He began his brewing work in the state...
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by LEW BRYSON In September, I took part in a blind tasting of three single malt whiskeys with another whiskey writer. We didn’t know the brand, type of barrel they were aged in, or where they came from. The first smelled cleanly of caramel, malt, and some crisp apple, without...
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