How Ruffino and Grand Marnier Became Hall of Fame Brands

Our 2020 Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing wine and spirits in America. In our last issue we highlighted the many winners across multiple categories. Now, we zero in on a select...

Interview: Craft Distilling in a Time of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus challenged craft producers around the world to react and adapt. In Pilot Point, TX, Western Son Distillery — a 2020 Growth Brand Winner — was surprised by the sudden...

How Liquor Stores Can Maximize Sales of Complementary Products

Complementary products — food, glassware, nonalcoholic drinks, etc. — probably do not comprise a large percentage of any retail store layout. No more than 10%, most likely. And their impact on the...

How to Host a Virtual Beer Fest

Even as states reopen from pandemic lockdowns, the idea of beer fests remains far off. A crowd of attendees in one compact space — drinking the same beers in sample cups —...

Jensen’s Liquors Reflects Miami

Colorful flare is at the heart of Miami culture, and this is reflected by Jensen’s Liquors. Owned by second-generation operator Eddie Cruz, this lively chain now counts six units, in and around...

How One Scotch Brand Attracts Both Mixologists and Sippers

Few Scotch brands have captured a wider demo that Monkey Shoulder. This blended whisky brand from William Grant & Sons launched in 2005 with the objective of attracting mixology use. In this...

The Best Old World Wines to Drink in 2020

For this latest round of Beverage Dynamics wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to drink and rate Old World wines. The write-ups below represent a...

Recognizing the Top Alcohol Brands and Trends

EPG Media annually recognizes the fastest-selling spirits and wine alcohol brands, and their top producers, with our Growth Brands Awards. We were set to present these prizes at Las Vegas during WSWA...

Video: How to Retail Alcohol in Our Changing World

The novel coronavirus has upended our world, and with it the beverage alcohol retail industry. The way that stores operate has changed. So too have consumer buying patterns shifted. Global alcohol producers...

Q&A: Few’s Paul Hletko on Craft Hand Sanitizer and Surviving COVID-19

Suddenly, craft hand sanitizer is the hottest thing. Distilleries around the world have contributed in making of these products in defense against COVID-19. While generating cheery headlines, what actually...