Southern Glazer’s Makes Equity Investment in ReserveBar

As the post-pandemic ecommerce market continues to take shape, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has disclosed an equity investment in ReserveBar, a leading ecommerce platform for premium spirits. Led by Southern Glazer’s Ventures, the deal is meant...
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WSWA, Southern Glazer’s and Tito’s Create Robert Qualls Scholarship Fund

The WSWA Educational Foundation (the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America), Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits today announced the launch of the Robert Qualls Scholarship Fund. The fund...
Cannabis Beverages

Podcast: Cannabis Beverages, Trends and Legalization

In this episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz discuss cannabis beverages, trends, and legalization with cannabis investor Carlton Fowler. Fowler is co-founder and managing partner at Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture capital firm focused on...
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Interview: What Does the Uber Deal Mean For Drizly Customers?

The world of alcohol ecommerce took another big step forwards this month with news that Uber bought Drizly. The largest ride-share platform on the planet now offers Drizly a fleet of opportunities in delivery...
Liquor Store

How To Sell Your Liquor Store

Selling a business like a liquor store can be a difficult and often personal process. Business owners can treat their business like a child they brought into the world, making it hard to let go....

Interview: How the Middle Tier Has Adapted with the Pandemic

Covid-19 has forced rapid adaptation by the middle tier of the alcohol industry. Suddenly, common practices for both warehouses and drivers were potentially dangerous for spreading the virus. An entire new way of conducting...
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Uber Acquires Drizly

As alcohol ecommerce and direct-to-consumer continue to evolve, Uber Technologies today announced an agreement to buy Drizly. The price is approximately $1.1 billion in stock and cash. Drizly is the leading on-demand alcohol marketplace in the...
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Podcast: How Kentucky Spirits Became a Global Powerhouse

Kentucky spirits were not always this hot. Not that long ago, distilleries could not give away bourbon. Now, fanatical fans of brown spirits post in private Facebook groups to help each other hunt down...

Podcast: How Alcohol Companies Can Promote Sustainability

In our latest podcast, we examine sustainability movements is in the alcohol industry. Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz sit down with Nick Martin, Executive Director of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable. BIER is a...

How Applejack Grew its Alcohol Retail Business During the Pandemic

Jim Shpall made a deal with his father-in-law in 1994. He would join the family business — Applejack Wine & Spirits in Wheat Ridge, CO — to see how he liked it. If beverage...