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...

Walmart Introduces Beverage Alcohol Pickup Services

As Amazon and Big Box chains across the country improve their alcohol offerings, Walmart has officially launched beverage alcohol pickup services. The company is also looking to expand its direct-to-consumer alcohol deliveries. Customers in 2,000 locations in 29 states...

Palm Bay Adds Piedmont’s Beni di Batasiolo to Wine Portfolio

U.S. wine and spirits importer Palm Bay International has announced the addition of Beni di Batasiolo to the company’s portfolio. Based in Piedmont’s Langhe district, Batasiolo was established in 1978 by the Dogliani family. Today...

The Best Wines of 2019

Hard to believe but the end of 2019 is already around the corner. As such, we asked our wine panelists for the final round of this year to look back on their favorite bottles...

How a Mother-Daughter Partnership Formed Vintage Longbottom Wines

Kim Longbottom was pregnant with her daughter Margo in 1998 when Kim co-founded Australia’s Henry’s Drive Vignerons with her husband Mark. Twenty-one years later, that daughter joins the company as her mother’s new business partner....

Organic Vs. BioDynamic Wine: What’s The Difference?

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, all farming was organic by today’s standards. Nowadays, the norm in commercial agriculture is to boost crop productivity with chemicals, hormones and genetically modified organisms. In conventional grape growing for...

What Does Tennessee v. Blair Mean For the Future of Alcohol Retail?

Total Wine and direct-to-consumer wine shippers scored a win in Junein the U.S. Supreme Court with the results of Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Russell F. Thomas(previously known as Tennessee v. Blair). In...

Forecasting Napa and Sonoma’s 2019 Vintages

Recently there has been an amazing bull-market run for wines from Napa and Sonoma valleys. Can that continue with the 2019 vintage? I have just returned from winery visits to California’s north coast, and there...

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...

J. Lohr Vineyard Series Debuts New Packaging

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has unveiled new packaging for its J. Lohr Vineyard Series tier. This new look reflects the importance of these wines in the J. Lohr portfolio, the company says, while also differentiating...

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