The convention is a meeting of the second tier of the three tier system: the distributors who buy from the producers and sell to either bars or liquor stores as required by US law.
We go through a lot of bottles in the beverage industry, and most of them go into the recycling bin or worse, the trash. However a few companies have designed bottles specifically to keep some of the glass out of the trash can for at least one more use.
For Drinks International Magazine I wrote a story looking at trends seen in the American bars that made the World's 50 Best Bars list.
In my latest piece for Details.com I wrote about the history and current status of popcorn in drinks, be they fat-washed in or garnished with.
A look at the trends in new product launches seen at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.
In my latest post for Details.com I have a story about how music festivals like Coachella are embracing craft cocktails.