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  • Rolling Out the Bourbon Flavor Wheel

    The cuisine of Chef Ouita Michel is known for its local foods and flavors. From the agriculture, bread and meats of Kentucky, to the Bourbon of its distilleries, there is a distinct Bluegrass taste in her culinary creations. “I’m a Kentuckian, through and through,” says the well-known chef. “I...

  • Cordial Volatility

    Perhaps the most changeable of spirit categories, the U.S. cordial and liqueur market overall saw a fine year in 2013 (the last year for which complete figures are available), up by more than five percent, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group. Yet, you couldn’t tell it by...

  • Flavor-Philes

    An entity as large as the $5.8 billion vodka category in the U.S. is not monolithic, and it’s not surprising that it’s split like an iceberg into two divergent subcategories (regular and flavored), each with its own consumer demographic, drinking occasion and growth arc. Mimosa, habanero, cinnamon bun –...

  • Training a Scotch Sales Team

    Although dwarfed by the relative size of the Bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the standard bearers of the urban consumerism. Its cachet of uncompromised quality, breadth of expression and dynamic range of flavor keeps Scotch a global heavyweight. A closer look at the numbers reveals...

  • Securing Your Assets

    Beverage retailers are joining the throngs of businesses who have security and loss prevention at the top of their “to improve list.” Shrinkage, robbery and theft all eat away at the bottom line of most retailers’ profitability and must be addressed. The decision to investigate and purchase the latest...

  • Wines for a New Generation

    Play hard, work later: this is the cheeky mantra espoused by Portlandia, a wine made with grapes predominantly from Larkin Vineyard by Judy Thoet, in Dundee, Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Although Thoet’s bottles of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, with labels flaunting playful images of bicycles and eyeglasses, are...

  • A Spec-Tacular History

    More than 50 years in business, and 159 stores to date: that’s where Spec’s Wine, Spirits, & Finer Foods stands now. Perhaps the most surprising part about this successful family business is that only three people are operating at the helm of it. John and Lindy Rydman, along with...

  • Hometown Brews

    The local nature of craft beer has always been one of its most appealing features. Indeed, in the earliest days of the American craft beer movement, all craft beer was local by definition, as pioneering entrepreneurs opened small companies to produce an alternative to the national brands. Three decades...

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  • Securing Your Assets

    Beverage retailers are joining the throngs of businesses who have security and loss prevention at the top of their “to improve list.” Shrinkage, robbery and theft all eat away at the bottom line of most retailers’ profitability and must...
  • A Spec-Tacular History

    More than 50 years in business, and 159 stores to date: that’s where Spec’s Wine, Spirits, & Finer Foods stands now. Perhaps the most surprising part about this successful family business is that only three people are operating at...

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  • Innis and Gunn Banks on Barrel-Aged Beer

    The next step in the evolution of the American beer palate is anyone’s best guess. But Innis & Gunn Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Sharp has a hunch. “I think American craft beer is going to move beyond just hoppy beers,” he said at Monday’s Innis & Gunn Beer Lunch, held at...
  • Taking a Blood Oath

    American Whiskey in New York, New York was the apt location last night for the launch of Blood Oath — Luxco’s new hand-bottled Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In the weeks before I attended this event, I spent some time guessing at the Bourbon’s cryptic name. There’s been a recent trend of using...
  • Bluegrass and Bourbon

    I just got back from Louisville, Kentucky, where I had the chance to learn about Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and some other Brown-Forman brands, as well as tour the company’s headquarters and cooperage. I’ll be writing a longer Trip Report in the May/June issue, but here are some of...
  • Celebrating 80 Years of Beverage Dynamics

    Later this year, Beverage Dynamics will celebrate its 80th anniversary. What began as Liquor Store & Dispensery magazine, then became Liquor Store magazine, has been called Beverage Dynamics since 1989. We have tons of special content and coverage planned for the anniversary, but I’d like to get some input...

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  • Langley’s No. 8 London Style Gin

    Terlato Wines has announced the debut of Langley’s No. 8, a super-premium, London style gin, available now in select markets in the United States. Langley’s No. 8 blends contains notes...
  • Luxco Blood Oath Blended Kentucky Bourbon

    St. Louis-based Luxco announced the launch of its limited release, ultra-premium bourbon series, Blood Oath. This craft bourbon whiskey series will highlight a different variant, or “Pact,” each year....
  • SKYY Vodka Barcraft

    SKYY Vodka has launched SKYY Barcraft, a line of cocktail-inspired vodkas that come in three flavors: Watermelon Fresca, Margarita Lime and White Sangria. These 60-proof flavored vodkas deliver a quick, flavorful...

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  • Roscato Rosé Dolce

    U.S. wine importer Palm Bay International has announces the arrival of Roscato Rosé Dolce — the newest addition to Roscato’s line of sweet, fizzy wines from northern Italy. The introduction of Rosé...
  • Palm Bay International Select Red Blend

    U.S. wine importer Palm Bay International and Italian wine producer Cavit have introduced Select Red Blend, the newest edition to the Cavit Collection family of wines. Made from a combination of...
  • tenshən white wine

    Alex Guarachi and Joey Tensley are pleased to announce the launch of tenshən white, which follows in the wake of 2014’s luxury wine launch of tenshən red. Winemaker Tensley’s new...

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Apr
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all-day Miami Rum Renaissance Festival @ DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival @ DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
Presenting the largest rum festival in the world — attracting rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries. The annual Miami Rum Festival [...]
Apr
24
Fri
all-day The Art of Liqueurs @ Skip Rock Distillery
The Art of Liqueurs @ Skip Rock Distillery
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
Distiller Ryan Hembree joins Northwest Business Agriculture Center to present the first ever Puget Sound workshop on “The Art of Liqueurs.” Ryan’s was winner of the [...]
Apr
25
Sat
all-day Vineyard to Vintner @ Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District
Vineyard to Vintner @ Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
‘Vineyard to Vintner’ is an experience in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District that offers opportunities to taste the appellation’s Cabernets while mingling with winery owners [...]
Apr
30
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11:30 am 2nd Annual ‘Spring to Loire!’ @ Millwick
2nd Annual ‘Spring to Loire!’ @ Millwick
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Loire Valley Wines would like to invite you to their Walk Around Tasting event to discover the whole range of Loire Valley Wines (Red, White, [...]
May
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all-day 2nd Annual Rioja Week
2nd Annual Rioja Week
May 2 – May 9 all-day
Wines from Rioja announces the 2nd annual Rioja Week in Chicago, kicking off with the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival on Saturday, May 2, followed by a week of festivities [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc Common StockDEO112.69(-0.9)
BEAM(+0)
Ambev S.A. American DepositaryABEV6.25(-0.07)
Molson Coors Brewing Company ClTAP76.97(+0.06)
Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)SAM259.30(-3.2)
Castle Brands, Inc. Castle BranROX1.49(+0)
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA SponsorBUD123.71(-0.88)
Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.BREW13.36(-0.29)
Brown Forman Inc Class B CommonBFB92.51(-0.75)
Data was last updated 4:24 AM, 04/19/2015

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  • Dos Equis Jump Starts the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Dos Equis is starting their Cinco de Mayo campaign early in 2015. This year’s Dos Equis’ Dos de Mayo retail program is geared towards helping consumers celebrate “the biggest  Saturday ever,” according to...

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  • More Photos from the Heineken NDC

    Above: Heineken USA’s CMO Nuno Teles leads a panel discussion to talk about technology’s impact on the beer industry.       The Heineken National Distributor Conference was held in New Orleans in February. There were so many great...
  • Tapping Into Beer’s Franchise Potential

    Growing up, Nathan Robinette wanted to open a sports bar called “Nate Dogg’s,” named after the rapper. “It’s a silly name, I know, but I think I’ve opened the adult version of that,” he jokes, decades later. The Tennessee...
  • Flavorful Brews

    Flavored beers are poised to become more than unorthodox alternatives to traditional brews. The American beer palate has evolved considerably in recent years. Craft and specialty brewing have gained in popularity among consumers, especially Millennials, who crave variety and...

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  • Growing on the Vine

    Like the larger beverage market, the wine industry was impacted this year – both positively and negatively – by...
  • Rising Spirits

    The spirits industry is certainly in flux, as consumers move away from vodka toward whiskies and embrace flavored spirits...
  • Beer Growth Brand Winners at NBWA

      Above: Jake Leinenkugel, President, The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Tom Cardella, President of Tenth and Blake, Amy Collins...

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