What is a Craft Spirit in 2019?

That the term “craft” has lost its meaning is nothing new. For years now the word has come to mean a broad swatch of things. Both the craft spirits and beer movements have expanded into...

Pinnacle Vodka New Bottle, Strawberry Flavor

Pinnacle Vodka has launched updated packaging that features a "cleaner, more modern look and feel," the company says. Pinnacle’s new bottle is less cluttered, the company says, with an updated mountain logo and font that...

Lagunitas Now Brews Newcastle Brown Ale — How’s it Taste?

Fans of Newcastle Brown Ale will notice a new flavor. That’s because production has moved from the Netherlands to the U.S., where Chicago’s Lagunitas Brewery will now make the beer under a new recipe. Both...

The State of Merlot, 15 Years After ‘Sideways’

It has now been 15 years since the release of the Alexander Payne hit film “Sideways.” Many credited this movie with killing merlot sales when Miles Raymond, played by actor Paul Giamatti, proclaimed “If...

Buffalo Trace Seasoned Stave Experiment Bourbons

Buffalo Trace Distillery has released the latest round of its experimental whiskey collection, two bourbons aged for more than nine years in barrels made from oak staves seasoned for an unusual length of time. The...

Ole Smoky Outsiders Farrell Shine

Ole Smoky Distillery has teamed up with WGN America to create a co-branded program in support of the second season of WGN America’s “Outsiders." The collaboration includes a limited-edition moonshine SKU, TV spots, digital...

Bulleit Adds 12-Year-Old Rye to Lineup

Diageo-owned Bulleit Distilling Co. has announced the launch of their new 12-year-old rye whiskey. The brand helped jumpstart the modern rye revival in 2011 with the launch of its Bulleit Rye. The popularity of this product...

Diageo’s ‘Whiskey 5’ Displays Educate Customers About Taste Profiles

The booming market for brown spirits has attracted numerous new consumers. A full 25% of whiskey purchases are now made by new entrants to the category, according to global drinks company Diageo. This does create potential...

Novo Fogo Colibri Cachaça

Brazilian distillery Novo Fogo has announced its newest expression of cachaça now available in America: Colibri. Colibri has matured over the years, moving back and forth between repurposed oak barrels and amburana (Brazilian teak) barrels, the company...

9 Trends Driving Wine Sales in 2016

This year in wine will be determined by a number of emerging and established trends. Most notably, perhaps, is the rise of Millennials (especially women) as a major demographic of wine drinkers. But so...