What’s New at Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Barton 1792 and Michter’s

As part of the Bourbon Classic 2020 festival last week, media visited four of the leading distilleries in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Barton 1792 and Michter’s. At each stop...

Blanton’s Gold Bourbon is Coming to America

Buffalo Trace has announced the first-ever launch of Blanton's Gold Edition in the U.S. Normally only available overseas, this single-barrel bourbon, aged between six and eight years, will hit...

The Wine Industry Could Face Tough Times in 2020

Since the 2019 North Coast harvest, I have reported on the significant shock waves facing the wine industry. The past decade was generally very positive. The economy remained quite...

Interview: Catching Up with Coravin

When Coravin launched in 2013, this innovative technology reshaped the wine-drinking experience at home and on-premise. Today the company continues to expand its tech throughout the world of wine. Coravin also recently...

Interview: Why Did Steve Beam Make a Gin?

Anyone who hears the name Beam will likely think whiskey. That’s precisely what Steve Beam — seventh-generation descendent from the family that created Jim Beam — has been up to. He’s co-founder...

5 Scotch Trends in 2020

Sales of single malt Scotch rose 9.6% in America in 2019, reaching $925 million total. That represents an $81-million increase over 2018. What’s driving this growth? Scotch has evolved....

Rosé Wine Reviews for 2020

Rosé is now "all day," and spring 2020 is not too far off. With those points in mind — and with our retailer readers putting in their purchases for next season now...

7 Alcohol Trends at The Sun Wine & Food Fest 2020

The Sun Wine & Food Fest is among the largest and most popular food and drink festivals in Connecticut. Held in an expo hall at the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino, it attracts hundreds of guests...

Recognizing the Best in Alcohol Marketing

Our 35th annual Advertising & Promotion Awards celebrate the best design and execution of branded content in the beverage alcohol industry. These are the marketing efforts that most effectively and creatively earned the attention of consumers,...

How Wines Become Sweet

Grapes are sweet, but most wines are not. Wines are traditionally fermented “dry,” because this has been the easiest way to make wine for thousands of years. During fermentation,...