Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Four Tips for Giving Alcoholic Gifts

Whether it’s a bottle of fine champagne, a six-pack of craft beer, or a flask of aged whiskey, and whether it’s for a holiday or a birthday, a wedding or a special accomplishment, a “congratulations” or a “thank you,” alcohol can make a great gift for that special person on that special occasion. However, when giving a gift of alcohol, it is important to make sure that you are giving the right gift to the right person, and to present it properly for the occasion.

Here are four quick gift-giving tips to consider the next time you’re considering giving alcoholic gifts…

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Massachusetts Liquor Laws Catching Up with the Times

The Puritans of the original Massachusetts Bay Colony were a strict God-fearing people.  In the 17th century they enacted a set of laws, often referred to as “Blue Laws,” which restricted various activities, both commercial and recreational, on Sundays.  Among these laws was the probation of the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

It’s only now in the 21st century, some four hundred years later, that Massachusetts has finally seen fit to update it’s antiquated blue laws as they relate to alcohol sales.  The big shift happened in 2003 when the total ban on Sunday alcohol sales was lifted.  Now, ten years later, the state is further liberalizing its liquor laws and allowing liquor stores to open at 10am on Sunday, two hours earlier than previously.

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