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Monthly Archive: February 2022

Russian Vodkas Pulled From Shelves In A Growing Number Of States

Russian vodka brands are disappearing from store shelves across an increasing number of states, following the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. Control states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Utah, and New Hampshire are pulling Russian products from their offerings, while Texas governor Greg Abbott also asked his state’s retailers and restaurateurs to stop selling Russian brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2022

New York City Wine And Spirits Retailers Take A Stand Against Drinks-To-Go

What started as a lifeline to New York state bars and restaurants is turning into a high-tension wire for New York City’s wine and liquor store owners. Governor Kathy Hochul is pushing for legislation to permanently allow bars and restaurants to sell drinks-to-go to support on-premise economic recovery. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2022

News Briefs for February 28, 2022

•Midleton Very Rare 2022, Royal Salute House Of Quinn, and newcomers from Evan Williams and Glendalough are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2022

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 28, 2022

•Georgia’s OldKnow Bev. Co. has launched Verte Absinthe Spirited Seltzer, which the company says is the first absinthe-based hard seltzer released in the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 28, 2022

Market Watch: Retailers On The U.S. Outlook For Bordeaux

The 2021 harvest in Bordeaux looked problematic for many chateaux. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 25, 2022

Wine Spectator: Bringing Hospitality To Wine Retail

TJ Douglas and his wife Hadley took out a second mortgage and cleared out their 401Ks to open the first Urban Grape retail shop in Boston’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood in 2010. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 25, 2022

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