Q and A: Hail to the Chief

In 1978, the North Carolina General Assembly approved liquor-by-the-drink permits for the first time in 70 years. Three years later Mike Herring was hired as a field auditor assigned to monitor bars and restaurants...

NHLC Launches Statewide Initiative

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission's Division of Enforcement and Licensing announced it's stepping up efforts to combat impaired driving and alcohol abuse during the holiday season.

That’s Amari: Campari America Adds Three Italian Brands

Tapping into the growing popularity of bitter Italian spirits in the U.S., San Francisco-based Campari America has added Averna, Braulio and Cinzano 1757 to its portfolio. Gruppo Campari, an affiliate of parent company Davide...

M.S. Walker Brands Win at World Spirits Competition

The winners include West Cork 10 Year Single Malt, St. Elder Natural Elderflower Liqueur, and Grand Macnish Black Edition. From the press release:   Geneva, Switzerland – December 15, 2014 Once again the finest beverage products in...

Chivas Regal Extra

Chivas Regal has introduced Chivas Regal Extra, its first new global expression since 2007. Chivas Regal Extra is a selection of whiskies matured in Oloroso sherry casks with Chivas malts, creating a fruity, sweet...

Delish Sauvignon Blanc

Don Sebastiani & Sons has unveiled a new ultra-premium Sauvignon Blanc, Delish. The Delish 2013 California Sauvignon Blanc includes fruit from a variety of California counties: 34% from Sonoma, 19% Paso Robles, 18% San...

Twelve Five Rye

Congenial Spirits has introduced Twelve Five Rye, a small batch rye whiskey distilled in Iowa. Named for the day Prohibition ended, the whiskey is made at Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, the first licensed...

Haig Club

Diageo announced the launch of its new single grain Scotch whisky, Haig Club. Developed in partnership with David Beckham and Simon Fuller, Haig Club is crafted at Cameronbridge in Fife, the oldest grain whisky...

He Made the Cut – Now He’s On the Hudson Team

I recently had lunch in Manhattan with Han Shan, Hudson Whiskey’s brand ambassador. He won his position with the distiller through a contest called “Making the Cut,” which sought candidates for the job who...

Filmmaker Ron Howard Receives the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award

Director Ron Howard, left, received the Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award on Jan. 15 at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Presented this year by actor Chris Hemsworth, right, the third annual Critics'...

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