The 2017 Wine Growth Brands: The Top Trends And Brands

With hundreds of new product introductions hitting the market each year, how can members of the trade make sense of which products to stock, which to drop and which to watch? This year’s list...

Wines Of Tejo Increase U.S. Import Activity

The Wines of Tejo, an organization representing vineyards from the Portuguese region, has recently ramped up their promotional efforts in the U.S. A primary feature of the 2017 program includes a major presence at the...

Report: 68% Of Millennials Support Cannabis Legalization

Editor's note: this story is cross-posted from our new recreational cannabis news website, Cannabis Regulator. A study released this week found that 68% of American Millennials support broad legalization for cannabis. The study was conducted by DIG Insights,...

Rum’s First Female Master Blender Talks Modern Trends

Joy Spence is a rum pioneer. In 1997 at Appleton Estate she became the first female master blender in the industry. Two decades later she remains among the few women worldwide with her title. To...

Black Death Vodka Relaunches

The Black Death Vodka brand returns to on- and off-premise accounts across the United States this month as it ramps up in New York and New Jersey and starts with distribution on the West Coast. Launched...

Bill Gains Steam To Allow Out-of-State Wine Shipments To New Yorkers

Assembly Bill 5991, sponsored by New York State Representative Amy Paulin, would give New York wine consumers the right to receive wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores, Internet retailers, wine-of-the-month clubs and wine auction...

Decadent Saint Releases High-Proof, All-Natural Mixers

Decadent Saint, a craft winery out of Colorado, has announced the release of a new mixers line. These are high-proof, concentrated, shelf-stable mixers made with real fruit. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, Decadent Saint’s products stay fresh for...

Cape Classics Adds Bordeaux To Import Portfolio

Wine importer Cape Classics, known primarily for their South African wines, announced today their first foray into Bordeaux: Château du Raux, which will launch in May. This follows several announcements of partnerships the importer has forged...

What’s The Difference: Tequila, Mezcal, Bacanora, Raicilla, Sotol

A wide range of spirits can be distilled from agaves. Here's a quick rundown of that spectrum and a look at what defines each different category of agave spirits: Mezcal Mezcal is the over-arching category of Mexican spirits fermented and distilled from...

On-Premise Tequila Trends In 2017

Editor's Note: In an effort to keep readers up to date about on-premise trends, which often predict the next retail trends, we occasionally cross post pertinent content from our sister publication, Cheers. Sophisticated tequila programs...