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 […]
If you’re a fan of Aperol — or, more likely, a fan of the Aperol Spritz — you know you can rely on the low-alcohol aperitif to give you a buzz but not knock you down. It has the bitter taste of an aperitif or digestif, yet at a sessionable 11 percent alcohol by volume, it’s […]
Most of the time, brandy is an afterthought. Or, it’s a cheap brown liquor that gets unceremoniously dumped into eggnog. Or, according to most people I asked, it’s what old guys drink with cigars. Brandy is currently engaged in a fight against its image, which until now has turned would-be connoisseurs away.
Your favorite stars have been really getting into alcohol these days – in a good way. From reality TV personalities to A-list actors to awarding-winning musicians, celebs are partnering with new and well-known wine and spirit companies and even starting some refreshing brands of their own. If you’re looking for an excuse to raise a […]
The Brewers Association released their state of the industry report this month. Helpful slides broke down the state of American beer, the overall craft beer market, and new trends. Most telling was a slide called “What the beer drinker is thinking.” According to the mind readers at the BA, beer drinkers are thinking “local,” “trying something new,” and, […]