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What is Light Whiskey?

If you are a big whiskey fan or have perused store picks recently, you have likely noticed an uptick in light whiskey. It’s not an enormous trend, but still one worth noticing. And one worth...
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Wine Reviews: Old World Wines

For our first wine panel of 2022, we asked panelists to taste and rate Old World wines. These wine reviews could be any style from anywhere in the Old World. As always, these selections include...
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Podcast: What is Sustainable Wine?

What’s the difference between organic and sustainable wine? If you don’t know the answer, then you must listen to our latest podcast with Allison Jordan, Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Jordan explains...
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Podcast: The Latest Trends in Cordials and Liqueurs

On the latest episode of On & Off, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz dive into cordials and liqueurs. They discuss the history of this category, recent growth trends, why the pandemic likely buoyed...
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10 Craft Beer Trends in 2022

Covid-19 significantly upended the craft beer industry. Before the pandemic, one of the top craft beer trends was the rise of taprooms as a primary source of profits. Suddenly, the industry did not seem...

11 American Whiskey Trends in 2022

What whiskey trends will define the new year, as American consumers continue evolving with the long-term effects of Covid-19? The pandemic has left its marks in all industries, distilling included. Numerous trends have emerged in...
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Why Brandy is on the Upswing

Not only is brandy the backbone in many classic cocktails, the distilled wine spirit also features prominently in fine cooking recipes. As more consumers turned to cooking and mixing cocktails at home during the...
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Our Favorite Wines We Drank in 2021

For our final wine panel of 2021, we asked our panelists to recall and rate their favorite wines that they drank during the past year. Holiday season is a time of celebration, so this...
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How Top Ten Liquors Grew a Successful Alcohol Retail Brand

When a corporate attorney in New York decided to move back home to the Twin Cities region in Minnesota, you might think he'd return to the career he'd previously known. After all, it’s a...
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The Top Alcohol Retail Tech for 2021-22

Technology was already important for beverage alcohol retailers before the pandemic. Now, with consumers more accustomed to buying everything online as they prefer quicker, efficient shopping, running the right tech at your business has...