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What Alcohol Consumers are Buying During the COVID-19 Crisis

Liquor stores nationwide have evolved with the coronavirus outbreak. While this crisis sadly decimated the on-premise industry, COVID-19 has sparked a sales boom for beverage alcohol retailers. Unable to visit bars and restaurants —...

Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 6 Launches This Spring

Now in its sixth year, the Blood Oath bourbon series has announced the launch of Blood Oath Pact No. 6, coming this spring. The series – the creation of Lux Row Distillers’ Head Distiller...

DISCUS Urges PA Gov. to Reconsider Liquor Store Closures

The Distilled Spirits Council has written a letter to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, urging him to undue his mandate that closed all the state's liquor stores. Gov. Wolf made the decision as part of his...

WSWA 2020 Conference Canceled Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Due to fears over the coronavirus spread, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America has canceled the WSWA 77th Annual Convention & Exposition. The show had been set for April 20-23 at Caesars Palace in Las...

ProWein Postponed Until 2021 Over Coronavirus Fears

Worried about the spread of Coronavirus, the global wine event ProWein has postponed its 2020 event by an entire year. Previously the organization had simply said it would postpone the expo, set for mid-March in Düsseldorf,...

Blanton’s Gold Bourbon is Coming to America

Buffalo Trace has announced the first-ever launch of Blanton's Gold Edition in the U.S. Normally only available overseas, this single-barrel bourbon, aged between six and eight years, will hit the American market this summer. Blanton’s...

Interview: Catching Up with Coravin

When Coravin launched in 2013, this innovative technology reshaped the wine-drinking experience at home and on-premise. Today the company continues to expand its tech throughout the world of wine. Coravin also recently announced a...

U.S. Spirits Sales Grew in 2019, But Tariff Threat Looms

U.S. spirits enjoyed another banner year in 2019 with sales and volume growth, but the threat of retaliatory tariffs still worries the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). The council laid out...

Recognizing the Best in Alcohol Marketing

Our 35th annual Advertising & Promotion Awards celebrate the best design and execution of branded content in the beverage alcohol industry. These are the marketing efforts that most effectively and creatively earned the attention of consumers, distributors and...

Suntory Buys 10% Share of Edrington

The Japanese spirits conglomerate Suntory Holdings has acquired a 10% stake in Edrington, the maker of The Macallan, Highland Park, Brugal and Wyoming Whiskey, among other brands. This agreement builds on the existing strategic partnership...