My name is Greg Corcoran and I am the owner of Crimson Lion Specialty Foods. We began the company in 2009 after the elimination of my job in the roofing construction field due to a nation wide housing slowdown at the time. I had and enjoyed a good position, but the need of my position ended. I landed on my feet as one door closed and another opened in the specialty foods field. This is something that I always liked and the opportunity was a blessing. With the help of my dad who helped me start the new company, the Crimson Lion was born.
My dad's grandfather John Bono from the old country had been a head chef for many
years in the Springfield, MA. area leaving behind numerous recipes, passion, and a desire to cook and present the finest meals for his family and friends. Being that his cooking ability and the ultimate delicious meals were memorable to us all we embraced his legacy and whatever he left behind in recipes, ideas, memories. Other relatives who arrived in America at the turn of the century also made a
footprint, as one of New England's most notable classic Italian meats supplier to New England supermarkets. Like others in our family, I also always had the desire to be involved with the food business. This all began as a natural direction to consider for my livelihood going forward.
We began by cooking and grilling at football tailgate parties, in part using my dad's grandfather's recipes and/ or whatever we had learned from him. We also had a good friend who helped us with his
vast knowledge of cooking, preparing appetizers, and recipes for special drink concoctions.
He would often remarked that we should eat and drink "for the occasion". I did not imagine at the the time that this would eventually lead to owning a specialty foods and wine slush/ cocktail mix business among a variety of specialty foods.
Often, we can't predict what the future holds in store for us. Things began falling into place so my dad and I decided to start Crimson Lion. I guess one could say, "it runs in the family". After all, I had to make a living somehow.
We soon learned it's advantageous to serve top quality food and drink for the occasion. Crimson Lion now offers a wide assortment of gourmet wine slushie drink mixes with every flavor specially taste-tested. Our wine slushie mixes are processed at a certified blending and packaging facility using only the finest ingredients. Additionally, we also distribute the finest selection of gourmet specialty foods, such as barbecue sauces ( working on ) , gourmet dip mixes, jams, condiments, olive oil blends, no-bake cheesecake dessert mixes, fruit, and specialty salsa. We continually look in advance for new food and beverage ideas.
We continue to add new wine slushie frozen drink mix flavors and now have over (40 ) outstanding drink mix recipes, which are used with various spirits such as Vodka, Rum, Terquila, etc. in making delicious cocktails.
The drinks can be made with wine (red or white) or spirits. Enjoy a Peach Mango Bellini, Mojito, Margarita, Watermelon,Sea Salt Caramel, Pomegranate Martini, or a Dublin Mudslide to name a few. Our newest Starburst series flavors (5) Lemon, Strawberry, Fruit Punch, Lime, Orange are now available. We sell to stores, wineries, bars, restaurants, etc. throughout the country. Feel free to contact us about our Wholesale, Retail and Fundraising program that has been very successful to date. We will also consider applying your own label/name to the product.
Contact: Tel: 413-896-1114
email: [email protected]
We moved from our store in Feeding Hills, MA during Covid 19
into a warehouse/office in Westfield, MA
Call us at 413-896-1114
Greg Corcoran and son Brennan