The Boston Globe

Boston Globe LogoOn Sunday, April 21, 2013, the Boston Globe published a feature article in the business section spotlighting local Boston wine wholesaler Judith F. McDonough, aka “The Wine Lady,” CEO of Mariposa Fine Wines & Spirits. Globe correspondent Cindy Atoji Keene interviewed Judith for the story to provide an insight into the business of one of the few female wine wholesalers in the state.

In the article, Judith discusses several aspects of her business as a wine wholesaler, including the fact that Massachusetts is the fourth-largest consumer of Italian wines in the US. Mariposa’s specialty niche is representing award-winning wines from small vineyards of great value not previously sold in the US.

As a wine wholesaler, Mariposa is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to sell wine to restaurants, hotels, specialty grocery stores, convenience stores and caterers. Getting a wine wholesaler license is not an easy undertaking: The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission requires an overwhelming amount of documentation to be filed, as well as background checks, financial statements and regulatory fees.

Judith also describes some of the lighter aspects of the business, including tasting and talking about wine for a living. Learn more about Judith and Mariposa wines by clicking here.

Urban Update Interview

7 News Boston LogoClick here to listen to an interview with Judith on Urban Update, Channel 7 or watch the video below.

What’s Cookin’ on Wine with Michael Jordan on CRN

CRN LogoJudith, “The Wine Lady” sat for an interview on Friday, April 19, 2013, with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan (not the basketball superstar) on his show “What’s Cookin’ on Wine with Michael Jordan on CRN”. During the show, broadcast live, Judith discussed the uniqueness and subtleties of her fine wines and her entry into the business as the newest Boston wine wholesaler.

Jordan is on a quest to spread his passion for wine with his radio listeners. “I love doing the show,” says Jordan. “We interview wine royalty and tell the world about delicious wines and great values. The show isn’t like other programs; it’s fun, informative, and reaches a broad spectrum of listeners.”
“What’s Cookin’ On Wine” is carried in 11 million homes nationally on broadcast radio, cable television and the internet.

Contact Judith Fabre McDonough of Mariposa Fine Wine & Spirits today for information on other media inteviews.