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The 2022 Spirits Growth Brands Awards — Honoring the Hottest Brands

Each year our Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing and top-selling spirits in America. These products have effectively connected into the consumer consciousness, while driving alcohol trends in the past year. The last twelve months...
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Podcast: A Deep Dive into French Wine

Our Spirit of France coverage continues with an On & Off podcast episode that takes a deep dive into French wine. In this podcast we interview Robert Cavanaugh, wine educator and marketing director for the...
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10 Things to Know About Cognac

Cognac has been on a roll for several years. The distilled wine spirit drove much of the 7% increase in brandy/Cognac consumption in 2020, according to the Beverage Information Group’s 2021 Liquor Handbook. What’s more,...
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The Top Rum Trends in 2022

“Rums are diverse in a way that no other distilled spirit can be,” says Nate Hynson, general manager for Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille. The company, with two units based in Maryland, stocks...

Podcast: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Wine

In the second part of our podcast series on improving diversity and inclusion in the alcohol industry, we speak with TJ Douglas, cofounder and CEO of The Urban Grape wine store in Boston.Douglas and...
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The Top Trends in Complementary and Nonalcohol Products

Complementary products — mixers, cheeses, glassware, snacks, anything else nonalcoholic — may not make up a great deal of your floor space. Likely they comprise around 3-5% of your retail footprint. Nevertheless, these products...

Podcast: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Craft Beer

How can the craft beer industry improve diversity and inclusion? In this episode, we interview Jamal Robinson, director of sales and marketing at New England Brewing Company, a leading brewery in Connecticut. Robinson is behind...
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The Top Tequila Trends of 2022

There seems to be no stopping tequila, or agave spirits in general, for that matter. Interest in the category and the resulting boom in sales continue to drive growth, as consumers search for more...
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How ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Excelled in Generational Change

A generational change is underway at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and it's emblematic of how the company has operated since 1936. Today, the Florida chain counts 125 stores. They are the result of a...
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What’s Next for Cannabis Beverages?

As the pro-pot movement continues in America, cannabis beverages remain a fast-emerging trend. These drinks typically contain the cannabinoids THC or CBD — or a combination of both. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds, of which...