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Podcast: Alcohol Industry Trends: Part 2

Following Part 1 of this two-part episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz dive into even more alcohol industry trends. These include celebrity-backed alcohol brands and their common pitfalls; the rise of CBD beverages and...
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Reviews: Our Favorite Sparkling Wines for 2021

For our latest wine panel of 2021, we asked panelists to taste and rate sparkling wines. Fall season is the time that beverage alcohol retailers start submitting their bubbly orders ahead of the holiday...
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Poll: The State of Beverage Alcohol Business in 2021

As part of our ongoing tracking of the industry, the Beverage Information Group (our sister data team) surveys our readers quarterly, collecting trends/sentiment data from alcohol distributors, on-premise and off-premise operators. For our second quarter...
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Why Vineyard Soil is So Important for Terroir

Grasping the underlying concept of terroir is like getting an all-access pass that helps unlock many of wine’s most confounding secrets. Terroir is the reason why many countries label their wines by region — not...
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Top Sparkling Wine Trends in 2021-22

“Sparkling wine is incredibly popular and only growing in interest,” says Bianca Whitford, manager and wine director at Agapi Bistro + Garden in Pensacola, FL. The Greek restaurant has eight on the menu, ranging...
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What’s Next for Alcohol Retail After Covid-19?

Eventually the Covid-19 pandemic will wind down and industries worldwide like alcohol retail will move into a new world. What will that look like? How will we act once the health crisis finally, mercifully recedes? For...
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Podcast: American Whiskey Trends with Maggie Kimberl

What’s trendier in the alcohol industry than American whiskey? But can our brown spirits boom continue at such a rapid pace? And which American whiskey trends are here to stay — or only temporary? In...
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How Half Time Stays Ahead of the Alcohol Retail Curve

Alcohol ecommerce was still largely uncharted territory in the early 2010s when Half Time pushed heavily into online sales. The New York chain, which specializes in craft beer, saw a future where consumers nationwide...
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Jack Daniel’s Releases 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey

For the first time in 100 years, the Jack Daniel Distillery has announced a 10-year-old age statement Tennessee whiskey. This limited-edition product is a new annual release, expected to reach shelves around fall, annually. Jack Daniel’s...

Interview: Mexcor’s Chris Quintanilla on How Distributors Battle Product Shortages

Covid-19 has disrupted distribution channels worldwide, and that certainly includes the middle tier of the American alcohol industry. However, companies like Mexcor International — a Houston-based alcohol importer and distributor ­— have tapped into modern...