Every July, for 15 years running, the liquor industry convenes in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail. The annual confab has grown into the biggest single event in the entire booze business, and now it’s even spilling out into the mainstream. This year, for example, the festivities include performances by Snoop Dogg, members of […]
Since its first wines were released in 2002, Shinn Estate Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has been a force in the region. Until the winery arrived on the scene, the Long Island wine industry hadn’t been shaken up much since the early 1970s when it started. Although there were dozens of vineyards, they were […]
The recently announced Brewers Association’s “independence seal” has a clear purpose: to make it easy for consumers to differentiate who is in the independent craft beer club and who is in the corporate club. Naturally, brewers in the corporate club weren’t impressed.
Do you work in Midtown? Congratulations! You work in one of the toughest places in Manhattan for after-work drinks. Unless you want to crowd into a bar near Grand Central with a bunch of people who are all waiting for a train to head out of the city to the burbs, finding a good place […]
There were more than 580,000 working bartenders in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That staggering number is supposed to grow to more than 640,000 by 2024. That’s a 10 percent increase, which means that the corps of bartenders is growing faster than the average increase of all other occupations. […]
Danny Mena was at a mezcal conference in 2008 the first time he heard murmurings that the United States was in a mezcal boom.
For the past 20 years, Sam Adams has held a homebrew competition called LongShot. Boston Brewing Company picks the winning beers and mass produces them, then distributes them around the United States. LongShot has launched the professional brewing careers of Don Oliver (now at Dust Bowl Brewing Co.), Mike Robinson (Newburyport Brewing Company), Cesar Marron (Sketchbook Brewing […]
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will start the process of taking the United States out of the Paris climate accord. It will take up to four years to break off from the agreement, but once that happens, the United States will join Nicaragua and Syria as the only major countries not involved […]
The rise of craft breweries in the United States is turning into an old story. Year after year for more than a decade, more and more breweries have popped up. Today, there are more than 5,300 breweries in the U.S. — a record that continues to grow. Growth doesn’t last forever, though, and a slowdown […]