Adult Beverages

Top news and trends in play for beer, wine and spirits.

Adult Beverages

New bills seek to allow sale of ready-to-drink spirits in Texas grocery stores

The bills, facing opposition from beer distributors and liquor stores, would let grocery and c-stores sell the products if their alcohol by volume doesn’t exceed 17%.

Adult Beverages

Wine can soon be sold in Colorado grocery stores

Voters in the state narrowly approved the measure to allow grocers and convenience stores that sell beer to add wine to their shelves. But voters rejected a proposition that would’ve allowed alcohol delivery.

The delivery platform on Thursday launched Drinks with DoubleDash, which lets restaurant customers place an order for beer, wine or liquor at a local grocery store, c-store or liquor store with no added delivery fee.

Older generations are turning to CBD products as an alternative to traditional medicine, the study found.

Grand Havana said its new product is designed to “enhance alertness, relieve stress and provide energy through the synergistic effects of caffeine and CBD in dopamine and serotonin.”

Ready-to-drink canned cocktails saw triple-digit growth last year.

New research from digital shopper marketing platform Chicory finds that recipes including alcohol as an ingredient have increased in popularity from February 2019 to February 2022, showing a 17% gain in total recipe views.

Both low/no-alcohol beverages and higher-end wine and spirits are trending as consumers embrace a return to more-normal holiday gatherings—and retailers are eager to meet consumers' thirst for an upgraded shopping experience.

A new study by consumer insights platform Veylinx finds that growth opportunities still remain in this hot adult beverage category.

Where alcohol delivery is allowed, DoorDash users looking for a particular beverage will be able to browse offerings from a variety of retailers and restaurants.

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