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Beer Trends in 2023: A Time of Transition

Perhaps more so than any other beverage alcohol category, beer has undergone the most change in the past five years. Pre-pandemic, a rise in microbrewery taprooms drove greater consumer experimentation, which in turn helped fuel...

WSWA Confirms Doug Shaw as Chairman of the Board

Today, Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) announced the election of M.S. Walker, Inc. President Doug Shaw as Chairman of the Board. Addressing the association at its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C.,...

VABC Recognizes September as Virginia Spirits Month

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has partnered with the Virginia Spirits Board and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in celebrating September as Virginia Spirits Month.In celebration of this...

DISCUS Moves Into New Capitol Hill Office

Coinciding with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States’ (DISCUS) 50th anniversary, the trade association for the spirits industry announced today it has officially opened the doors of its new headquarters at 101...

Breakthru and Deutsch Family Renew Partnership

Breakthru Beverage Group and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits have announced that they have signed an agreement on a new five-year partnership, continuing their collaboration to support Deutsch’s portfolio. The agreement maintains Breakthru’s current,...

Maine BABLO Director Retires

Gregg Mineo, Director of Maine's Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations retired from his position as of April 28, 2023. After agreeing to come out of his first retirement, Mineo served BABLO for...

OLCC Debates Additional Charge on Spirits

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) had stakeholders weigh in on how the organization can best balance public health and business impacts while the OLCC contemplates whether or not to approve an additional...

DISCUS Celebrates 50 Years

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) celebrates 50 years of advocacy on behalf of the spirits industry and adult spirits consumers. “Fifty years ago, leaders in the spirits industry formed DISCUS to unify the...

Jack Daniel’s, Coca-Cola RTD Rolls into U.S.

Two of the more iconic American brands, Jack Daniel's and Coca-Cola, have partnered to launch a ready to drink cocktail collaboration: Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola Ready-to-Drink. This pre-mixed cocktail collaboration first hit shelves this past...

What’s New at the Top Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

Kentucky bourbon remains one of the hottest alcohol categories, helping American whiskey grow 10.5% in revenue last year. Our modern brown spirits boom is far from finished. Much the opposite, consumer interest continues to...

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