Ready-To-Drink Alcohol Innovation: What’s Next

Seltzers and Beyond The ready-to-drink alcohol segment is undeniably exciting, incredibly fast-paced, and unquestionably innovative. Recently, a new wave of hard seltzers hit the scene with lemonades, teas, and punches. However, the million-dollar question is, what will be next? There have been many recent publications around the seltzer bubble bursting— leading us to ask, is…

Cocktails in Costa Rica: A Look at Hispanic Beverages

Costa Rican Sunset on Beach

Hispanic Influence on Beverage It is no surprise that Hispanics and Hispanic beverages have a large influence on the beverage category. From Margaritas to Ranch water, we see it on every menu. And this influence of course shows no signs of slowing down as the Hispanic population increases. Here are the fastest growing Hispanic-Influenced Cocktails,…

Not Your Mother’s Wine Coolers

Wine Coolers with a cheese board

Do you remember the wine cooler fad in the late 1980s and early 90s? Well, these wine coolers were all the rage, but recently they have had an exciting makeover. We reinvented our traditional wine and cheese night by trying some of these modern-day 'wine cooler' entrants to see if they can hold up next…

Hard Seltzer Summer: The Trend That Won’t Quit

Cherry In seltzer water

No Laws... I remember when my friend first handed me a White Claw during a get-together at her house 3 or so years ago. I was intrigued, but hesitant. She explained that hard seltzer is going to be all the rave soon, and oh boy was she right. All these years later we are still…

Yoga, Wine, and Lions’ Mane… My COVID Essentials

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This past year was definitely one for the books. We all had to adopt new routines to find sanity over the past 14 months. Recently during a call with my colleagues, we were talking about our COVID essentials... what was in our survival kit? In a previous blog, Natalie Taake talked about her go-to products:…