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Making Sense of Fortified Wines

Fortified wines are wines to which distilled spirit has been added at the winery. They usually contain 15 to 20% alcohol, so they taste stronger and feel heavier than standard wines, and are served...
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Court Liquors: An Evolution in Retail Variety

Court Liquors in Long Branch, NJ, is located at an interesting consumer cross section. A few minutes’ drive away is Monmouth University, with a student enrollment of around 6,000. Or head south, and you...

NY Grocery Wine Bill Raises Concerns Among Retailers

In May 2023, New York state senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and assembly member Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) introduced bills S.6786 and A.6989, which would permit wine sales in grocery stores. This has caused a stir...

Podcast: The Next Generation of Beverage Pros

In this podcast episode, we chat with Brian Warrener, associate professor at The College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, about the new generation of beverage professionals and their...
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7 Beverage Alcohol Trends for 2024

Trend picks and predictions for 2024 began rolling in late last year, and we’ve poured over numerous reports. One thing everyone seems to agree on: No-/lo-alcohol drinks are here to stay. Not only are they...
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Why Aren’t Younger Consumers Drinking Wine?

Why does the wine category struggle with Millennials and Gen Z? It’s a pressing question as the industry enters potentially treacherous waters in 2024 and ahead. The wine industry had been on an upward trajectory...
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How Retailers Will Handle Allocated Whiskey in 2024

How to handle allocated whiskey and the people who chase these products will remain a dominant retail story in 2024. You know these people. They burst into your store and ask for Blanton’s. They follow...
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Why Bars, Restaurants and Retailers are Embracing Sustainable Alcohol

Sustainability is no longer just an ethical consideration; it’s a strategic necessity, says Maria Pearman, principal and leader in the food and beverage practice at national advisory and accounting firm GHJ. Data show that...
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Podcast: The Top Cocktail Trends of 2024

In this episode of our On & Off podcast, we talk the top drinks trends of 2024, with Andrew Freedman, founder of the San Francisco-based agencies af&co. and Carbonate, and Leith Steele, senior strategist...
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Announcing Our Inaugural Alcohol Industry 40 Under 40

Beverage Dynamics magazine and our parent company Beverage Information Group have recognized the best young leaders in the alcohol industry with its inaugural 40 Under 40 program. Our list represents a diverse group of amazing leaders and...