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Wine Ratings: The Best Cabernet Sauvignon of 2019

For the latest round of our National Retailer Wine Panel reviews, we asked panelists — beverage alcohol retail owners and managers —to rate Cabernet Sauvignon, any style from anywhere in the world. As always, these...

Inside a Washington State Cannabis Grow Operation

Cannabis is big business in Washington State. Six years after the state first legalized recreational pot, the industry has grown to $361 million in annual revenue. This requires constant crop harvests to keep up....

40 Alcohol Gift Ideas for Holiday Season 2019

Holiday season is right around the corner. Soon, consumers will head out in search of gifts for friends, family and co-workers. High-end spirits, beer and wine remain a staple of gift giving — especially...

Amazon Launches Exclusive Gin Brand

What seemed inevitable is now happening. Amazon has posted a new gin brand that is available exclusively through the online retail giant. Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin is an English spirit from "a distillery...

How to Retail Wine in 2020

It appears that the long bull market run of wine sales is beginning to plateau. In 2018, there was a tiny increase in wine sales, and it seems that 2019 will be rather flat. Keep in...

How Wines Become Sweet

Grapes are sweet, but most wines are not. Wines are traditionally fermented “dry,” because this has been the easiest way to make wine for thousands of years. During fermentation, yeasts feed on sugar and convert...

The Wine Industry Could Face Tough Times in 2020

Since the 2019 North Coast harvest, I have reported on the significant shock waves facing the wine industry. The past decade was generally very positive. The economy remained quite strong, and producers had great depletions and could...

Buffalo Trace Unveils Fourth Bourbon in Old Charter Oak Series

Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its exploration into different wood varietals with the release of Old Charter Oak Chinkapin Oak. This species of oak is native to the Midwest U.S. This is the fourth release in the Old...

The Best Old World Wines to Drink in 2020

For this latest round of StateWays wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to drink and rate Old World wines.  The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles...

Pink Prosecco Category Gains Approval

Prosecco producers can soon tap into both the sparkling and rosé trends. The Prosecco DOC Consortium announced this week that the proposal to amend the disciplinary rules for producing Prosecco DOC — including...

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