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Horizon Beverage Brings Broken Shed Vodka To Massachusetts

Broken Shed Distilleries announced that Horizon Beverage Company has expanded their relationship with Broken Shed and will now be distributing, the award winning, GMO, additive- free, sugar free and gluten-free vodka from New Zealand in Massachusetts effective August 1, 2018. New Zealand’s Broken Shed Vodka with its distinctive character and...
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MassPack Partners with Intellicheck on Age ID

Intellicheck, which specializes in identification authentication solutions, announced a partnership with the Massachusetts Package Stores Association to make Age ID available to its hundreds of members throughout the state. Age ID authenticates driver licenses and other forms of identification to prevent the use of altered and fake IDs when making...
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THE ADONIS COCKTAIL

PINK LADY’S ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE ADONIS COCKTAIL by PINK LADY VALENTINE’S DAY stands out in the midst of a cold, long winter as a bright celebration of love and beauty, and a great excuse to drape things in pink and red, eat chocolate, and drink nice Champagne.  ...
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Dry Rieslings

by SANDY BLOCK, MW IT’S A NEVER CEASING SOURCE of amazement how marginalized Riesling remains in the market.  Restaurants and stores featuring dramatically lesser quality white grapes continue to underrepresent Riesling.  Why? The most common answer is that it’s perceived as being too sweet.  Each year though, as more Sauvignon...
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VIEUX CARRÉ COCKTAIL

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH by PINK LADY IN THE WINTER MONTHS, we enjoy hunkering by the fire (or any source of warmth really) with a strong, spirit-forward cocktail.  There’s nothing quite like the velvety texture of a properly stirred (not shaken!) aperitif drink, and this is even more true...
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BEDELL CELLARS of NORTH FORK

by HARVEY FINKEL THE NORTH FORK of New York’s Long Island juts out into the Atlantic Ocean less than 7O miles from southeastern Massachusetts, as the seabird flies or marine critter swims, somewhat farther via the ferry from New London or the long eastward-leaning reversed J drive.  But the climate...
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AN ARRAY of SEASONAL BREWS for the WINTER MONTHS

by ANDY CROUCH THE AMERICAN CRAFT BEER scene is nothing if not subject to constant change.  Consumers, driven by experience- hungry millennials, constantly want the new, the untried, the next great beer.  Many are often content to experience a beer only once before moving on to the next pint, can,...
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WINE DRINKERS with COLORECTAL CANCER LIVE LONGER

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD THE RISKS AND BENEFITS of alcohol consumption vis-à-vis cancer remain murky, confusing, and conflicted.  We all can agree that heavy drinking is unhealthy, and most believe the great weight of scientific evidence developed during the last 3O years strongly suggesting light or moderate drinking is healthful,...
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COOL CLIMATE CHARDONNAYS, CHABLIS and the WILLAMETTE VALLEY

by SANDY BLOCK, MW IT’S NO SECRET that Chardonnay’s growth has stalled and that it’s perceived as losing ground in the market, particularly among younger consumers who profess a preference for Sauvignon Blanc.  Chardonnay, however, is anything but monolithic.  Handled properly it shows subtle differences in soil, climate, weather, and...
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STOCK this STUFF

by KIRSTEN AMANN Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the holidays are here, which means the busiest few weeks of the year are upon us.  We’ve searched far and wide to create this tidy list of gifts items that will appeal to the time-crunched shoppers streaming into your store.  From serious...
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