Koyle Wines Reflects of the Robust, Diverse Chilean Wine Industry

Chilean wines first gained traction in America in the 1980s but then dipped in the ‘90s. They have since come back in a big way: Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines...

Lustau Appoints New Cellar Master

Lustau, a producer of Sherries and Brandies from Jerez, has announced the appointment of Sergio Martínez to succeed Manuel Lozano as Cellar Master and head of Lustau’s winemaking team. After 13 years working side by...

Interview: How Stoli Adapted to the Gluten-Free Consumer Lifestyle

Stoli Group USA recently introduced Stoli Gluten Free, a new vodka made from corn and buckwheat. The latest addition to Stoli’s portfolio features the words “Gluten Free” on the front label and meets the...

The Zen of Zin: 40 Zinfandels Graded By Our Wine Retailer Panel

This latest issue of Beverage Dynamics Magazine, we asked members of our panel to taste and evaluate Zinfandels. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which can...

Why Light Rum Could Be The Next Hot Category

“The stars are aligning for rum; I think it’s going to be the next hot spirits category,” says Draga Culic, brand director at Niche Imports, whose portfolio includes Mezan Rum. She cites growing interest...

Spanish Secret: 5 Reasons To Drink Empordà Wine

About an hour north of Barcelona is the Spanish region of Empordà. This coastal Catalonian area is known internationally for its Mediterranean beauty and the resulting tourism, and for containing one of the world’s...

New Head Distiller at Hangar One Indicative of Women’s Expanding Roll in Spirits

There’s a women’s movement in spirits that is rapidly expanding. Top roles in production and representation are increasingly filled by females. Hangar One Vodka is in line with this trend. Last January, the brand named Caley...

Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac House Announces First-Ever U.S. Distribution

Bache-Gabrielsen, a family-owned and operated cognac house, is entering the United States market for the first time in its 111-year history. Expanding on their success in Europe and Asia — and led by President and fourth-generation...

Distillers Visit Capitol Hill to Lobby on Tax and Trade Issues

Over 40 distillers from across the country gathered June 7-8 in Washington, D.C. for the Distilled Spirits Council’s seventh annual Public Policy Conference. As part of the conference, the distillers participated in 120 Congressional visits with their...

Blog: Sampling Maker’s Mark Wood-Customization Program

The first batches of Maker’s Mark Private Select, the bourbon brand’s wood-selection customization program, became available this spring. Marriott and Maker’s Mark hosted a group of journalists in Kentucky in April to sample some...

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