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Mixed Bubbles — Sparkling Wine Trends in 2020

Sparkling wine sales are up overall, but preferences vary by style. Consumers still love the bubbly. Champagne and sparkling wine volume consumption rose about 4% in 2019, according to...

The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines, of course. There are three main styles, which are based on the European wine they emulate during the method of production:

Announcing the Top 100 Beverage Alcohol Retailers in America

Our second-annual Top 100 Retailers announcement was originally scheduled for June 10, before it was rescheduled to September 16. That’s a long time for retailers to find out whether or not they...

Podcast: How Tech Helps Alcohol Retailers Adapt to COVID-19

Our new podcast is live! Beverage Dynamics Editor Kyle Swartz and Cheers Editor Melissa Dowling have joined up to produce On & Off, which covers beverage alcohol industry trends, tips and news...

Our Wine Panel’s Favorite American Wines of 2020

For this latest round of Beverage Dynamics wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to taste and rate American wines. The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles and...

How COVID-19 Affects Alcohol Distribution

The COVID-19 pandemic upended our world, almost overnight. Suddenly, businesses of all manners had to change how they operated. This included beverage alcohol wholesalers and distributors. For a deeper...

How Alcohol Retailers Have Evolved with COVID-19

Part 1 of this series covered what alcohol products consumers are buying now, three months into the coronavirus pandemic. In this second part, we look at how beverage alcohol retailers continue to...

What Alcohol Consumers Are Buying, Months into COVID-19

Forget months, March 2020 feels like it happened years ago. COVID-19 caught the country unprepared for a pandemic. Like everybody else, beverage alcohol retailers had to adapt rapidly. They faced a surge...

How Ruffino and Grand Marnier Became Hall of Fame Brands

Our 2020 Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing wine and spirits in America. In our last issue we highlighted the many winners across multiple categories. Now, we zero in on a select...

How Liquor Stores Can Maximize Sales of Complementary Products

Complementary products — food, glassware, nonalcoholic drinks, etc. — probably do not comprise a large percentage of any retail store layout. No more than 10%, most likely. And their impact on the...