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Podcast: Wine Needs to Recalibrate

Why aren’t Millennials drinking wine? And why is wine consumption broadly declining? In this episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz interview wine educator and author Marnie Old, who previously served as the director of...
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The Glenlivet Unveils 12 Year Old Illicit Still Scotch

The Glenlivet has launched The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still, a Scotch whisky inspired by the illegal past of this Speyside distillery. The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still references distillery founder George Smith, who once distilled his whisky...
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Podcast: Responsible Alcohol Practices in 2021

Responsible alcohol practices remain extremely important in the (hopefully) final leg of the Covid-19 pandemic in America. The 2020 health crisis completely changed the alcohol industry with cocktails to-go, direct-to-consumer shipping and alcohol ecommerce. These...
How Preserve Opened Wine

How to Preserve Opened Wine

What's the best way to preserve opened wine? After all, the fun begins when wine is opened, but saving unfinished bottles for later enjoyment is tricky. When a cork is pulled and wine is poured,...
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Diageo Buys RTD Brand Loyal 9 Cocktails

Diageo has acquired the spirits-based, ready to drink brand Loyal 9 Cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company. Launched in 2018 in Rhode Island, Loyal 9’s vodka-based RTD lemonade cocktails are 9% ABV. The portfolio includes Lemonade,...
Podcast Pandemic Alcohol Trends and Rum Cocktails

Podcast: Pandemic Alcohol Trends — and Rum

In this latest On & Off podcast episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz are joined by colleague Marina Velez, senior product manager, data & insights, for The Beverage Information & Insights Group. Velez talks...
Virginia Distillery release Three New Whiskies Courage & Conviction

Virginia Distillery Releases Three New Whiskies in Courage & Conviction Line

Virginia Distillery Company has announced three new whiskies in its Courage & Conviction product line. These are individual bottlings of the core trio of casks — bourbon, sherry and cuvée — that comprise the flagship Courage &...
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets Go on Sale Today

In another sign of things starting to return to normal, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival has begun selling tickets today for its 2021 in-person show, Sept. 16-19. The long-running festival takes place in Bardstown, KY, each...
Blue Spot Irish Whiskey

Blue Spot Irish Whiskey Returns to U.S. Markets

Fans of Irish whiskey may have already spotted it on retail shelves: Blue Spot Irish whiskey has returned to the U.S. market. The reimagined cask strength single pot still Irish whiskey has rejoined the popular...
Drnxmyth

Interview: Drnxmyth and the Rise of Premium RTDs

One of the bigger beverage trends of 2021 is the explosive growth of ready to drink beverages (RTDs) — like Drnxmyth. According to DISCUS, the overall category increase 39.1%, or $137 million, for a...