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Here’s What Consumers Are Buying from Drizly During the CoronaCrisis

In an age of social distancing and self-isolation, many people have opted for at-home deliveries rather than risk infection by traveling to local stores. This move has increasingly included at-home alcohol orders. Drizly, the leading...

How Non-alcoholic Beer Tastes Like Beer — and Who Drinks It

Beer without alcohol may not strike some drinkers as being actual beer. But as this growing category expands (crossing categories), brewers have refined production methods for beer flavors that mimic the real deal. How is...

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 handful that...
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The Best Rosé Wines to Drink in 2021

For our first wine panel of 2021, we asked panelists to taste and rate rosé wines. This remains one of the hottest styles in the industry. The array of rosés wines our panelists reviewed also...

Does Terroir Matter in Whiskey?

The term terroir is common in wine. Many consumers understand that the flavors and aromas of wine can reflect the grapes, soil and other terrain aspects from the vineyards. So if whiskey is made...

Meet David Rodriguez, Patrón’s New Master Distiller

The tequila world saw a living legend retire last month with former Patrón Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz officially announced that he was stepping down. His replacement is his protégé of many years: David Rodriguez,...
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Gin Trends in 2021 — Making a Comeback

What are the top gin trends this year? For one, signs point to a comeback. Considering all the interest in classic and craft cocktails, the gin category did not seem to catch fire with consumers...

How Can Craft Distilling Survive The Coronavirus?

The U.S. craft spirits industry was booming before COVID-19 gripped hold of the globe. Consumers flocked to distillery tasting rooms across the country. U.S. spirits sales grew 5.3% last year, reaching a record high...

George Dickel Head Distiller Nicole Austin Talks Whisky Innovation

How to use whisky barrels that do not fit your distillery’s traditional profile? This question faced Nicole Austin after she was named general manager and distiller of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., maker of George Dickel...

Craft Beer Has Reached a New Phase of Maturity

Craft beer has entered uncharted waters. What had been a booming business in recent time — with double-digit growth, year-over-year — has settled into the single digits in terms of increasing annual sales. Last year the craft beer...