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Ensuring a Brighter Future Through Sustainability

Everywhere you look, companies are making changes to their business models in order to be more eco-friendly. Sustainability’s importance continues to grow in the industry, especially in the alcohol sector.  A survey conducted by Sanya...

Half Shell Vodka Expands to California and Colorado

Half Shell Vodka recently announced their expansion into California and Colorado via online wholesale distributor LibDib. The sustainably-made vodka will now be available for on-premise and off-premise accounts in both states.  Crafted in Florida using...

Trident Building the Next Generation of Spirit Brands

When considering which brands to support, today’s consumers are looking beyond form and function to choose brands that also align with their values. According to Deloitte’s 2022 Global Marketing Trends report, consumers want to support...

Why Nonalcoholic Drinks Are On The Rise

If you need more proof of the no-proof beverage trend, a new industry group called the Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA) formed last year to represent nonalcoholic adult beverage manufacturers. There’s also the flurry of nonalcoholic spirits, beer and wine that...

Announcing Our 2022 Growth Brands Hall of Famers

Each year our Growth Brands Awards recognize the top products and suppliers in the beverage alcohol business. Now, we honor the 2022 Growth Brands Hall of Fame entries. Hall of Fame brands must receive at...

Gin Trends in 2022

Is gin the new bourbon for North American consumers? Long-time fans of the spirit will be happy as the craft gin niche continues to rise in popularity. However, some are not convinced of the...

What is Light Whiskey?

If you are a big whiskey fan or have perused store picks recently, you have likely noticed an uptick in light whiskey. It’s not an enormous trend, but still one worth noticing. And one worth...

Podcast: What is Sustainable Wine?

What’s the difference between organic and sustainable wine? If you don’t know the answer, then you must listen to our latest podcast with Allison Jordan, Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Jordan explains the...

What Will Alcohol Retail Technology Look Like in 2022?

Alcohol retail technology boomed during the pandemic. Growth rates for these ecommerce companies spiked, with many reaching triple digits. Fueling this was a large number of consumers, stuck at home, who realized for the...

Our Favorite Wines We Drank in 2021

For our final wine panel of 2021, we asked our panelists to recall and rate their favorite wines that they drank during the past year. Holiday season is a time of celebration, so this...