Protecting Municipal Assets

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The years of Prohibition brought about a tremendous change within the liquor industry and one such change was the establishment of municipal liquor stores, which were started after Prohibition ended as a means for...

The 2016 Wine Growth Brands Awards: Dominant Trends and Best-Selling Bottles

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This year’s wine and spirit Growth Brands Awards winners sold nearly 130 million 9-liter cases in 2015, averaging almost 1 million cases per winner. The Beverage Information & Insights Group used the following criteria to select...

Why Sparkling Wine Sales Will Remain Strong in 2018

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Corks are popping all over, filling flutes both on- and off-premise, as sparkling wine sales effervesce. “More people are drinking sparkling wines now, especially at the value price points,” observes Elizabeth Gregg, general manager at...

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

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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...

RTDS Embrace Craft

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The ready-to-drink (RTD) category has come a long way from cheap, sugary, pre-packaged cocktails commonly found on the bottom shelf. From these humble beginnings RTDs have evolved by embracing the craft movement. Now these...

Profiting From Gin’s Renaissance

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With all due deference to vodka’s longstanding market dominance—which now accounts for almost 35% of all distilled spirits sold—drinking patterns do inevitably shift. The question then becomes, what will be the largest beneficiary of...

5 Imported Vodka Trends In 2017

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In the good old days, when white spirits reigned supreme, imported vodka brands had it easy. Imports offered the cachet of exotic origins, elegance, prestige and luxury. For American consumers, calling for an imported...

What’s Hot in Tequila and Mezcal in 2020

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Tequila and mezcal remain red hot. Both spirits tap into numerous trends that should keep the categories very much on the minds of consumers in 2020. Recent growth has been impressive. In 2018, tequila sales...

The 2016 Spirits Growth Brands Awards: Top-Sellers and Market Trends

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This year’s wine and spirit Growth Brands Awards winners sold nearly 130 million 9-liter cases in 2015, averaging almost 1 million cases per winner. The Beverage Information & Insights Group used the following criteria to select...

The 2017 Advertising and Promotions Awards

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Our annual Advertising and Promotion Awards recognize the best design and execution of branded content developed by the beverage alcohol industry. Editorial staff of Beverage Dynamics, StateWays and Cheers magazines judged numerous entrees, and picked...

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