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The Latest Trends in Sparkling Wine

Perhaps no other beverage can generate attention like sparkling wine. Uncorking a bottle in a crowded dining room is known to elicit heads turning to find the origin of that quiet “pop,” not to...

TTB Proposes Official Definition of American Single Malt

Long-running efforts by distillers of American single malt may finally pay off. Producers behind the style — which lacks a legal definition — have pushed the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for an...

Vodka Trends in 2022

Vodka, the largest spirits category in the U.S., has been getting a run for its money in recent months by faster-growing segments, such as tequila/mezcal and whiskey. But brands and mixologists continue to find...

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...

The 2022 Wine Growth Brands Awards — Recognizing Top Brands

After the pandemic-driven turmoil of the previous year, 2021 proved to be decent for the wine industry. As vaccines rolled out and Covid restrictions lifted, consumers started gathering again with friends and entertaining. Weddings, parties...

The Top Rum Trends in 2022

“Rums are diverse in a way that no other distilled spirit can be,” says Nate Hynson, general manager for Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille. The company, with two units based in Maryland, stocks...

What’s Next for Cannabis Beverages?

As the pro-pot movement continues in America, cannabis beverages remain a fast-emerging trend. These drinks typically contain the cannabinoids THC or CBD — or a combination of both. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds, of...

Wooton Voted Incoming NABCA Chair

Fred Wooton, Commissioner of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), was voted incoming chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume his responsibilities in May 2022, when current Chair-Elect Tim Holden,...

Control State Profile: West Virginia

Pictured atop: Front: General Counsel Anoop Bhasin, IT Director Randy Haynes, Commissioner Wooton and Beer Division Admin Cindy Clark. Middle: Spirits and ine Division Admin Kim Hayes, Executive Secretary Lynn Patrick, Spokesman Gig Robinson,...

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