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Talkin Tech: Online Crossroads: Marketing Agents Seeking to Sell Wine Online get a Hearing at the SLA

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The State Liquor Authority of NY is preparing a new set of guidelines that could have national implications for how wine is sold online. While the jurisdiction of the SLA is limited to licensed wholesalers, retailers and restaurants, the issue at hand is how unlicensed marketing agents can promote wine. As a price-posting state NY ... read more>

Irish Whiskey Is a Pot of Gold

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Small but potent, the Irish Whiskey category is proving to be popular by ... read more>

Somm Sez: A Fresh (& Big) Start

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Alpanah Singh, proprietor/Master Sommelier, The Boarding House, ... read more>

How To Train A 21st Century Bartender?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Pure knowledge matters, but pro trainers emphasize techniques, service and efficiency as ... read more>

Bar Talk: At Your Service

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Bryan Dayton, OAK at Fourteenth, ... read more>

Beer Outlook 2013

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Beer’s free fall is over. Last year’s retail sales—projected to hit $100 billion for the first time in U.S. history—reversed three straight years of volume declines,  according to data compiled by the Beer Institute. Driven by increasing sales of hundreds of craft and artisanal brews in all 50 states, 2012 volume rebounded from depressed levels, ... read more>

Rise of Riesling

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Though still battling consumer perceptions, this noble grape has carved out a solid ... read more>

How To Grab Attention: As the Market Grows and The Shopping Experience Evolves, So Do Wine and Spirits POS Materials

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Back in the day, we did cardboard, and that was great,” says Josh Hayes, senior brand manager of Pernod Ricard’s recently launched Malibu Red. The rum-tequila blend is designed to expand the Malibu brand name into the social nightlife scene. “Certainly we still do cardboard, but it has to come to life. If you’re not ... read more>

New Products: March 2013

Monday, February 25th, 2013

TEQUILA AVIÓN INTRODUCES ESPRESSO LIQUEUR Some 30 million Americans have an espresso-based drink each day, and Avión Tequila has tapped into the growing segment with the introduction of Avión Espresso Liqueur. Avión Espresso Liqueur is a blend of dark roasted Italian espresso and Avión Silver Tequila (awarded double gold at the 2012 San Francisco World ... read more>

By The Numbers

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Scotch = £4bn IndustryThe Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has reported that the Scotch Whisky industry generates more than £4bn per year and supports an estimated 36,000 jobs. Not so relevant here in the U.S. at first glance, except that it is the export market that has been driving growth, setting the industry up for what ... read more>
 
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