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What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine in 2023

Sparkling wine has come into its own as a beverage that transcends celebratory toasts. As author Hester Browne quipped, “Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special...

Celebrating Female Leaders in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

Women have played key roles in the beverage alcohol business from the beginning, though they haven’t always received the credit they deserved. That’s been changing in the past decade or two, however. While there...

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...
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Virginia ABC Named StateWays 2023 Overall Best Practices Winner

Accountability, service, integrity, and performance excellence. These are the values that the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC) strives to uphold in everything that it does. The agency has 4,947 employees spread across...
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The 2023 StateWays Best Practices Awards

The StateWays Magazine Control State Best Practices Awards launched in 2015 to recognize control state agencies that lead the industry in innovation, education and enforcement. Best Enforcement Program Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services By Krystina Skibo In the...

Podcast: Tales of the Cocktail and Sourcing Whiskey

In this episode, we begin with Cheers Editor Melissa Dowling discussing her time at Tales of the Cocktail 2023, the enormous and long-running bartender conference in New Orleans, as well as several notable alcohol events she...

Wine Panel Reviews: American Wines

For this panel, we asked members of our wine trade tasting panel to sample and rate American wines. These could be any style from anywhere in the country. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes,...

5 Key Alcohol Trends in 2023

With Covid-19 now firmly behind us, 2023 can feel like the pandemic hangover year for beverage alcohol retailers. Gone are those boom years spurred by on-premise lockdowns and panicked consumer buying. Bottom lines have...

Why American Whiskey is Reaching New Heights

Things could not be going better for the American whiskey category. It’s firing on all cylinders as an ever-diversifying consumer base snaps up all kinds of new styles from producers both big and small. “We’ve...

15 Mocktails Full of Flavor

With mocktails continuing their recent momentum, here are 15 nonalc mixed-drink recipes for spirit-free sipping. Cure for the Winter Blues 3 tsp. Element blueberry rosemary shrub2 tsp. Royal Rose Maine blueberry syrup1 tsp. Owl & Whale...

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