California Legislature Votes to Make Cocktails To Go Permanent Through 2026

The California Legislature passed SB 389, a bill to extend cocktails to-go until December 31, 2026, which would increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate California’s hospitality … Continue readingCalifornia Legislature Votes to Make Cocktails To Go Permanent Through 2026

Calvados Sees Overall Drop in Sales During Pandemic

The sale of calvados dropped 17% in 2020, according to an announcement by the Interprofessional Association of Cider-Based Controlled Appellations. The French spirit did well internationally during the pandemic, however, with exports representing 55% of sales; however, the domestic market saw a 27.5% drop in … Continue readingCalvados Sees Overall Drop in Sales During Pandemic

The Bad News: Covid Pandemic Devastates 2020 Bourbon Trail Tourism

To no one’s surprise, the coronavirus pandemic struck a blow to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that for the first time in its 21 years, total attendance on the Trail fell – sharply – in 2020. Visitors last year to member … Continue readingThe Bad News: Covid Pandemic Devastates 2020 Bourbon Trail Tourism

Tales of the Cocktail to Return Sept. 20-23, Remain Primarily Virtual

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation announced that its signature conference will return this fall in a free, digital version. In its 19th year, Tales of the Cocktail will be Sept. 20-23 and will feature content for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts across the globe, with supplemental … Continue readingTales of the Cocktail to Return Sept. 20-23, Remain Primarily Virtual