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How to Judge Wine By its Color

What else can a wine's color mean? If you know what to look for, then many clues to a wine’s style are apparent before you...

A Modern Look at South African Wine

South African wine can suffer in the U.S. from the same stigma as Australian imports. Based on what brands people have commonly bought in...

8 Craft Beer Trends in 2019

Craft beer seems to be at a crossroads. Industry growth has slowed (although there still is growth). At the same time, the number of U.S. breweries...

Pairing Mezcal with Food (and Coffee)

The mezcal movement remains hot across the country. Trendy restaurants like Evarito’s in Norwalk, Connecticut, now boast impressive collections of this Mexican spirit. Consumers...

Lagunitas Now Brews Newcastle Brown Ale — How’s it Taste?

Fans of Newcastle Brown Ale will notice a new flavor. That’s because production has moved from the Netherlands to the U.S., where Chicago’s Lagunitas Brewery...

Exploring Vodka’s Diversity in 2019

It takes more for a vodka brand to shine nowadays. “The vodka category is extremely competitive right now, for domestic and imported, and brands are...

Interview: Whisky Hall of Famer Rachel Barrie Talks Millennials and Scotch

Rachel Barrie has worked in whisky for 26 years but does not think of Scotch as old-fashioned. The master blender for Brown-Forman’s BenRiach, GlenDronach...

7 Alcohol Trends at the 2019 Sun Wine & Food Fest

Curious what consumers like? Go to the source. The Sun Wine & Food Fest is a multiday consumer show at Mohegan Sun, a sprawling Connecticut...

8 American Whiskey Trends in 2019

No question about it: American whiskey is in a new golden era. Category sales have reached heights unseen since the 1960s, the last time brown...

Why The Alcohol Retail World is NOT Changing

No reader can think that retailing is the same as it was 20, 30, 40 or more years ago. For one, the quantity of...
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