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Find out the latest news on spirits and the hospitality industry.
Scotland peatlands
Exploring Scotch Whisky’s Effect on Peatland Preservation
Future of scotch
Must Every Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bottle Be a Unicorn?
Heavily peated scotches
The Race to Make the Most Heavily Peated Scotch Whisky
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How the Spirits Industry Is Connecting with the Next Generation of Drinkers
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Making Drinks and Making Do in the Age of Supply-Chain Issues
Wine barrels and stainless-steel aging tanks
How the Stodgiest Wine Country in the World Became the Most Progressive
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How Distilleries Are Using “Big Data” to Help Build Their Brands
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How Family-Owned Wineries Are Adapting to Modern Markets
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How the ‘Clean Wine’ Movement Inspired Marketing Changes
Tejuino Is the Fermented Corn-Based Drink That Bartenders Are Embracing
Smoky vineyard
How Winemakers Are Responding to Climate Change—in the Cellar
How Distilleries Coped with Distribution Deals Lost During the Pandemic
How Label or Bottle Changes Can Spike Spirits Sales
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How Bar Guest Behavior Has Changed Post-Pandemic
8 Wine Regions Emerging Due to Climate Change
Spirit bottles with agave
What’s Behind the Wave of 'Agave-Influenced' Spirits?
A row of fire-damaged grapevines at a vineyard in September 2020 in St. Helena, California. The Glass Incident Fire burned tens of thousands of acres in Sonoma and Napa counties, destroying numerous wineries and structures.
How California’s Wine Country Is Emerging from 2020’s Devastating Fires
Drink with hand in glove
What It's Like to Open a New Bar During the Pandemic
"missing" bartenders
Bars Are Struggling to Find Hires. This Is How They’re Coping.
The Pandemic-Era Innovations Bars Will Be Keeping—and the Ones They Won’t
The Next Step in Inclusivity Is Combating Ableism in Bars and Restaurants
Rum production vs tourism
Decolonizing the Whitewashed World of Caribbean Rum
Wildflowers spring up among the rows of vines at Chene Bleu in the Southern Rhône.
These Winemakers Are Going Far Beyond Organic
The to-go cocktail program at Law Bird in Columbus, Ohio, is “accessible, fun and imaginative”—and cost-effective, says the bar’s owner.
Why Bar Retail May Be Here to Stay
California’s Oakland Spirits Co. was born when the owners of Two Mile Wines realized the upside of producing spirits.
Why Wineries Are Turning to Distilling
The backbar at 400 Rabbits
Seek the Holy Spirit(s) at This ‘Mezcal Church’
Jack’s Abby in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been running its canning line seven days a week for extended shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the Craft Beer Industry Is Adapting During the Pandemic
The menu posted on the wall at Double Chicken Please in New York City includes the ABV of each cocktail.
How Strong Is That Cocktail? Bars Are Starting to Specify.
Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine at The Crack Shack in Los Angeles
Whatever Happened to Boozy Vending Machines?
Global Bar Week mashed together Bar Convent Berlin, BCB Brooklyn, BCB São Paulo and Imbibe Live into a single virtual super-conference.
How Cocktail and Spirits Festivals Have Changed During the Pandemic
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The Court of Master Sommeliers Sees Big Changes, Starting with Its Board
New York City’s Compagnie des vins Surnaturels transformed an empty B&B in Cayuga, New York, into Supernatural Lake, a hotel complete with cottage rentals, a wine bar and a full restaurant on the shores of a lake.
8 Trends That Will Define How We Drink in 2021
To-go cocktail prep at The Snug in Sacramento.
7 Trends That Defined How We Drank in 2020
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Shōshin Art Club Provides the Virtual Master Classes Bartenders Need
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How Community Support Has Actually Affected Black-Owned Bars
Death & Co's Low Tide Beach Bar at the Sound View hotel in Greenport, N.Y.
Are Pop-Ups Saving Bars?
The International Whisky Competition was moved to Estes Park, Colorado.
How Spirits Competitions Have Changed During the Pandemic
Matchbook Distilling makes spirits customized to its clients’ wishes.
This Distillery Is Making Custom Spirits for NYC's Top Bars and Restaurants
Bottled cocktail at Death & Co
How High-End Cocktail Bars Are Pivoting During the Pandemic
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Craft Distillers Push for Direct-to-Consumer Sales
A bartender prepares to-go cocktails wearing Ashley Roshitsh's handmade mask.
What Bartenders Are Doing Right Now to Earn a Living
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What It's Like to Launch a New Product During a Pandemic
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What It's Like to Be Behind the Stick Right Now
Vodka production at Ublendit
This Company Is Disrupting How Spirits Are Distributed
Sign advertising takeout cocktails
To-Go Cocktail Sales Face a New Obstacle
Ntsiki Biyela
Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's First Black Female Winemaker, Talks Wines and Progress
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How California Wineries Are Adapting During the Pandemic
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How One Chicago Bartender Led the Fight for Cocktails To-Go
Jack Rose Dining Saloon backbar in Washington, D.C.
Why Jack Rose Sold Off Its Record-Setting Whiskey Collection
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How Bar Owners Are Taking Care of Their Teams Right Now
To-go cocktail at The Snug in Sacramento
How These Bars Found Success with To-Go Cocktail Programs
Pegu Club
A Farewell to Pegu Club, One of the Most Influential Cocktail Bars of This Century
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How Small Distilleries Are Adapting During the Pandemic
This New Canned Cocktail Company Puts Bartenders Front and Center
South Lake Brewing Company
How Breweries Are Adjusting During the Pandemic
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Four Bartenders Remember How They Coped with Crises Past
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Can To-Go Cocktails Save the Hospitality Industry?
delivery bags with cocktails
How This Cocktail Delivery Program Is Helping Bartenders
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Aid and Resources for Bartenders During the COVID-19 Bar Closures