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Interview: Bacardi Predicts Summer 2022 Beverage Alcohol Trends

Summertime brings its own set of beverage alcohol trends. As the weather warms up and people flock to pools, patios, beaches, backyards, lakeside cabins and outdoor venues, consumer preferences naturally shift. What can we...

How to Have Legendary Customer Service

All of us with the responsibility of supervising our staff have wished we could clone our most extraordinary salesperson, knowing our sales would reflect a substantial increase.  The masters of legendary service are skilled in...
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How to Talk About Sweetness in Wine

Sweetness in wine — or its absence, known as dryness — causes more confusion for consumers than any other sensory trait. This is largely due to the wine trade’s discomfort with discussing sweetness dispassionately. However,...

The Best Wines Under $30

For our latest wine panel, we asked panelists to taste and rate wines with a price tag under $30. These represent great quality at an affordable price. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes,...

Why 2022 is the Summer of RTDs

Ready to drink used to be a descriptor, applicable to only a narrow portion of the alcohol industry. This has changed radically in the past few years. RTDs now dominate a portion of the...
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Vodka Trends in 2022

Vodka, the largest spirits category in the U.S., has been getting a run for its money in recent months by faster-growing segments, such as tequila/mezcal and whiskey. But brands and mixologists continue to find...
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Our 2022 Wine Supplier of the Year: The Wine Group

Our Wine Supplier of the Year, The Wine Group, took home 11 Growth Brands Awards in 2022. These include an Established Growth Brand Award for Chloe; a Fast Track Award for Imagery; and Rising...

Podcast: How to Handle Visibly Intoxicated Customers

Our latest episode of the alcohol trade podcast On & Off is all about safe alcohol consumption and service. Studies have found that the national rate of bars and restaurants or retail stores serving alcohol...
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Why Bacardi is Our 2022 Spirits Supplier of the Year

Bacardi is celebrating 160 years in the spirits business, going from strength to strength to become the world’s largest privately held spirits company, according to Alexander Tomlin, senior vice president of marketing of Bacardi...

Announcing Our 2022 Growth Brands Hall of Famers

Each year our Growth Brands Awards recognize the top products and suppliers in the beverage alcohol business. The April issue of Beverage Dynamics magazine highlighted the fastest-growing and top-selling spirits and wine brands. Now,...