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Six Spirits Join the Growth Brands Hall of Fame

Created in 2015, the Growth Brands Hall of Fame honors sustained growth in the beverage alcohol industry. Wine and spirit brands inducted into the Hall of Fame must have won at least 15 Growth...

Out of Beer and Into Tonic

Milwaukee-based startup Top Note Tonic was recently honored by the Specialty Food Association with its sofi (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) award in the category of Cold Beverage – Drink and Cocktail Mixer. Top Note...

Breakthru Beverage Expands Canada Business

In April, Breakthru Beverage Group announced an expansion of its Canadian business, establishing a new sales and marketing division. The new division will allow suppliers to partner with Breakthru as a broker to serve...

CK Mondavi Rebrands for Modern Consumers

CK Mondavi recently unveiled a redesigned label and packaging for its wine portfolio. The brand has officially been renamed "CK Mondavi and Family" in a nod to four generations of family winemaking. The redesign...

Warehouse Management Efficiencies

Warehousing is a critical component of beverage alcohol wholesaling, and there’s a host of unique challenges when warehousing beverage products. To better understand these challenges, and how warehouses are improving their systems with efficiencies and...

Adding Sparkle to a Canned Wine

Lila Wines was introduced by Latitude Beverage Company last spring, quickly gaining national distribution. Over the past year, the company made major changes to the brand to improve overall quality, including moving production and...

Sorting Out Wine and Winery Certifications

Even consumers who are conscious about how their purchasing decisions impact the environment are often lost when it comes to choosing eco-friendly wines. The differences among sustainable, organic and biodynamic wine classifications aren’t always...

Stoli Crushed Capitalizes on Fruit Juice Vodka Trend

Stoli Vodka is launching Stoli Crushed, a line of two flavored vodkas made with real fruit juice – pineapple and ruby red grapefruit. At 30% ABV, the vodkas are made with Stoli’s gluten-free base,...

Data Diving with Lipman Brothers

While beverage wholesalers aren’t known for their technical prowess as an industry, there are a number of technology platforms available to distributors who want better insights into their business. Nashville-based Lipman Brothers is the...

Tito’s Right-Hand Woman

In a male-dominated industry, Tito's VP of Brand Marketing Nicole Portwood has made a name for herself. She's worked in spirits marketing for more than 15 years, on brands like Jack Daniel's, Grey Goose...