Interview: Talking Tequila with Justin Timberlake’s Personal Mixologist

Celebrities have taken to the alcohol industry in recent years as both brand ambassadors and owners. From Diddy and Cîroc to Dan Akroyd and Crystal Head Vodka, the stars-turned-alcohol-entrepreneurs are growing in numbers. This now...

Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces 2016 Results, Top-Scoring Spirits

The Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), a globally recognized standard for spirits competitions, has announced winners and full results for the just-completed 2016 Challenge. Now in its seventh year, USC celebrates 40 Chairman’s Trophy winners, USC’s highest award...

New Head Distiller at Hangar 1 Indicative of Women’s Expanding Roll in Spirits

There’s a women’s movement in spirits that is rapidly expanding. Top roles in production and representation are increasingly filled by females. Hangar 1 Vodka is in line with this trend. Last January, the brand...

Palm Bay Partners With Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards On New York Wine

Palm Bay International and the family-owned Finger Lakes, New York winery Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards have announce a new national partnership agreement. Effective August 1, Hazlitt and the company’s Red Cat brand will join Palm Bay’s portfolio. This marks the...

Interview: Tom Bulleit On Bulleit’s New $115M Distillery And More

Bulleit is a red-hot whiskey brand. It’s a top seller at retail locations and a mainstay of back bars worldwide. Expanding on this success, brand-owner Diageo recently announced that Bulleit is building a new $115-million,...

The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: 26 Beverage Alcohol Gift Ideas

Each year, Beverage Dynamics collects the latest value-added packaging from beer, wine and spirit suppliers, so retailers know what to expect and what to stock up on this season. Prices indicated are suggested retail...

New U.S. Wine Law Would Limit AVAs On Labels

If a wine company in New York sources grapes from Napa Valley, should they list that AVA on the bottle label? Is it ethical to name their wine "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon," even though it...

Why January Is The Best Time To Buy Wine

Having travelled to Napa or Sonoma Valleys about 100 times, I can firmly state that the best time of year to purchase from wineries is actually in January. I use this golden opportunity to...

Serrallés Announces New President And CEO

Puerto Rican rum-producer Destilería Serrallés today announced the retirement of president and CEO Félix J. Serrallés, Jr. after a tenure of 36 years. The company also confirmed the appointment of Philippe Brechot (pictured atop) as new...

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...