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A Modern Look at South African Wine

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South African wine can suffer in the U.S. from the same stigma as Australian imports. Based on what brands people have commonly bought in years past, …

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TGI Fridays: Still Fresh and Fierce at 52

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2019 Cheers BevX Award Winners Best Single-Concept Restaurant Beverage Program: TGI Fridays The first TGI Fridays may have opened in 1965, but the restaurant chain continues …

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8 Trends Defining Craft Beer in 2019

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Craft beer seems to be at a crossroads. Industry growth has slowed (although there still is growth). At the same time, the number of U.S. breweries continues …

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Why Bartenders—and Guests—Are Falling For Brandy

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Brandy was once mostly relegated to being a sipping spirit, says Dallas bartender Christy Pope. “Now, with the cocktail renaissance, there has been a slow build …

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Pairing Mezcal with Food (and Coffee)

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The mezcal movement remains hot across the country. Trendy restaurants like Evarito’s in Norwalk, Connecticut, now boast impressive collections of this Mexican spirit. Consumers have learned …

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Why The Melting Pot is “Best in Glass”

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2019 Cheers BevX Award Winners Best Overall Beverage Program: The Melting Pot As a fondue restaurant concept founded more than 40 years ago, The Melting Pot …

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Lagunitas Now Brews Newcastle Brown Ale — How’s it Taste?

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Fans of Newcastle Brown Ale will notice a new flavor. That’s because production has moved from the Netherlands to the U.S., where Chicago’s Lagunitas Brewery will …

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Interview: Whisky Hall of Famer Rachel Barrie Talks Millennials and Scotch

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Rachel Barrie has worked in whisky for 26 years but does not think of Scotch as old-fashioned. The master blender for Brown-Forman’s BenRiach, GlenDronach and other …

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Sweet And Sexy Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Are you ready with some romantic beverage options for guests this Feb. 14? Here are 12 cocktails for Valentine’s Day inspiration.   Drago Rosso 2 slices …

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7 Alcohol Trends at the 2019 Sun Wine & Food Fest

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Curious what consumers like? Go to the source. The Sun Wine & Food Fest is a multiday consumer show at Mohegan Sun, a sprawling Connecticut casino. …