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Dos Equis Extends Cinco Celebrations

Dos Equis is once again inviting consumers to showcase their individuality and make one of the most anticipated party occasions of the year even bigger. This year’s Dos Equis’ Dos de Mayo retail program is geared towards helping consumers celebrate the biggest Saturday ever with elements including National TV, digital...
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Newcastle Launches Retail Variety Pack

Newcastle Brown Ale announces the debut of a variety pack of truly authentic British beers brewed in collaboration with Caledonian Brewery, one of the oldest and most respected breweries in the U.K. Newcastle’s new variety pack contains equal amounts of two definitive new styles from the brand – Newcastle British...
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Oregon Today

Return to the Willamette Valley NEWBERG, OREGON To understand the wine scene in Oregon today, it helps to look back 6O million years to its genesis in the formation of the land, then, contracting the time scale, review the last 5O years. During this recent time, the scene has gone...
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Massachusetts Malt

Malt – germinated and kilned grains of barley – is the basic building block of beer and Scotch whisky. I’ve been to maltings, the big processing plants where raw harvested barley is cleaned, soaked, turned, allowed to germinate, and kilned. I’ve stood high on top of the huge grain silos,...
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Profile: LEN PRESUTTI

LEN PRESUTTICorporate Wine EducatorMartignetti Companies, Norwood SOME GUYS keep up their careers going full steam ahead – sixty-year-old Len Presutti is one of them, combining youthful vigor, extreme work ethic, jazz fervor, devotion to cooking and baking, and burning passions for the table and grape.  Now in his 25th year...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: CALIMOCHO

RED WINE + COKE.  YES, WE’RE SERIOUS. Having logged many hours behind the stick at Boston’s popular Spanish tapas joint Toro, I can tell you from experience: Americans love to drink sangria while they sample small plates.  And as anyone who knows anything about Spain will tell you, that’s not...
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Tuscan Estates

Four generations and counting. Four Tuscan estates and extraterritorial sources. Seven hectares at creation; now producing 8OO,OOO cases exported to 72 countries. Circles within circles. Angiolo Piccini and his wife Maria Teresa Totti of Poggibonsi established the Piccini estate (then very much lower case) of seven hectares in 1882. They...
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VALENTINE’S COCKTAILS

As February 14th approaches, Champagne and sparkling wine sales will undoubtedly skyrocket.  Why not get creative and offer a few innovative libations?  From the seductively sweet to the cool and crisp, these cocktails will get everyone’s hearts beating faster! ST-GERMAIN COCKTAIL2 ounces of sparkling wine2 ounces of club soda1½ ounces...
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6 Beers

When the weather turns cold, consumers expect a strong, bracing drink to help them meet the challenges of another New England winter.  Not to disappoint, craft brewers readily offer a new set of beers to meet the physically and mentally challenging conditions and prospects of summer’s distant return.  The highly...
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Raising The Bar on Winter Warmers

During the chilliest months of New England weather, cozy bars are a snowbound escape for those looking to warm up – inside and out. After-dinner staples like Irish or Mexican coffee are often placed below the dessert menu, signaling the end of the night. Why not elevate and innovate with...
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The Urban Grape

With the endless variety of wines available in even small stores these days, choosing one can be a challenge for anyone.  There’s no magic formula to determine what a person will like if they want a recommendation for something new, but TJ Douglas has devised an innovative, carefully-calibrated system that...
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