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Our Favorite American Wines for 2021

For our latest wine reviews of 2021, we asked our panel of wine professionals to taste and rate wines from around the United States. This includes states cultivating grapes from coast to coast. As always,...
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Survey: The State of Business in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

As part of our ongoing tracking of the industry, the Beverage Information Group surveys our readers quarterly, collecting trends/sentiment data from distributors, on-premise and off-premise operators about the beverage alcohol industry. For our first survey...
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Our 2021 Retailer of the Year: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, our 2021 Retailer of the Year, has been a beverage destination in New Jersey for more than three decades. The business offers a sophisticated curation of wine and other products, coupled...
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Interview: City Hive CEO Roi Kliper on Alcohol Ecommerce After Covid-19

Covid-19 sped up the alcohol ecommerce trend already growing before 2020, boosting companies like City Hive. This New York-based business provides an all-in-one ecommerce platform for wine and spirit shops. As the pandemic paralyzed...
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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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Vodka Trends in 2021

Thanks to the top vodka trends in 2021, this behemoth category survives and thrives — even during the pandemic — with its versatility, mixability and enduring popularity. At-home consumption spurred sales via takeout cocktails...
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Why Single Barrel Tequila is the Next Retail Trend

As store pick whiskeys explode in popularity, beverage alcohol retailers wonder what’s the next category to take off. One potential answer: single barrel tequila picks. The process with tequila is no different than with whiskey....
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How Greens Farms Became the Go-to for Whiskey Picks in Connecticut

Nick Conti and his three beverage alcohol retail stores in Connecticut, under the Greens Farms brand, have become the center of the state’s whiskey culture. For one, it’s a matter of supply and demand. With...
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What’s New With Louisville Tourism and Your Favorite Distilleries in 2021

Louisville tourism is primed to explode. As Covid-19 recedes, Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and other distilleries have prepared for huge waves of visitors in the years ahead. I visited Bourbon Country myself...
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Interview: Nicole Austin on George Dickel Bottled in Bond

George Dickel General Manager and Distiller Nicole Austin is back with another bottled in bond. After two very well received releases from the past two years, the lineup continues with George Dickel Bottled in...