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Brockmans Gin Holiday Gift Pack

Brockmans Gin is bringing back its handsome Holiday gift carton. The pack is designed to provide shoppers with a sophisticated and convenient gifting option and retailers with an eye-catching gift package to drive incremental sales of Brockmans during the busy Holiday season. Brockmans gift carton is dark and stylish, mirroring...
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Birra Moretti Announces ‘What’s More Italian’ Program

Birra Moretti, Italy’s #1 selling beer, is finding its rightful place in the world of foodies. The brand’s ‘What’s More Italian’ program includes a partnership with former Check, Please! Host Cat De Orio and Barilla Pasta Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni to encourage consumers to enjoy Birra Moretti and Italian cuisine...
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A SMALL PORTUGUESE INVASION

by HARVEY FINKEL WE’VE HAD A SMALL PORTUGUESE INVASION, and I was fortunate enough to be ambushed.  Like Prince Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese wine trade sent out explorers, these seeking markets for their tasty products.  Representatives of five wineries gathered with lucky and knowing guests at Heritage of Sherborn,...
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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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