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Beverage Journal The Maryland and Washington, DC Beverage Journals are the official trade magazines of the beverage alcohol industries of said markets.

The Maryland and Washington, DC Beverage Journals are the official trade magazines of the licensed beverage industries of said markets and have been for 75 years. Subscribers consider the publication the "Bible" of the industry. Who Reads the Beverage Journal? The Members of the Licensed Beverage Industry. Who are the Members of the Licensed Beverage Industry? Owners and managers of Restaurants, Package Stores, Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Hotels, Private Clubs, Caterers … anyone with the license to sell Beer, Wine, and/or Liquor. How many of the Members of the Industry receive The Beverage Journal Each Month? Almost 6,000.

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04/25/2020

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04/24/2020

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04/24/2020

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04/24/2020

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Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on B.K. Miller Meats & Liquor and why their membership in the Maryland State Licensed Bev...
03/31/2020
B.K. Miller Meats and Liquors

Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on B.K. Miller Meats & Liquor and why their membership in the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association is so important.

Miller Continues to Blaze a Family TrailThere is a special kind of pressure that comes with running a legacy business, a family business, a business that has been in operation in one form or another for over 100 years. Many people aren't able to handle that pressure and cash out. The Millers of Prin...

Town Center Market's Jimmy Spiropoulos is Fighting to Protect the Independent Store Owner.  Check out Teddy Durgin's Mar...
03/06/2020
Town Center Market's Jimmy Spiropoulos

Town Center Market's Jimmy Spiropoulos is Fighting to Protect the Independent Store Owner. Check out Teddy Durgin's March Beverage Journal article for more info on how the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association helps places like Town Center Market stay apprised of legislation that affects all of Maryland's licensed beverage establishments.

I graduated from Clemson University in 1990. I graduated on Saturday, I drove home Sunday, and went to work Monday … and I haven't stopped since!The Clemson alum is Jimmy Spiropoulos. His home is Maryland. His place of work? Town Center Market in Riverdale Park, a store his father Pete started in ...

Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on Chuck Ferrar of Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits and his tenor with Maryland State Licensed ...
02/05/2020
Chuck Ferrar of Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on Chuck Ferrar of Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits and his tenor with Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association.

Chuck Ferrar, proprietor of Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits in Annapolis, turned 77 this past year. And while he says things like, I still love the interaction with customers, but I'm fading out, there's no doubt his light is going to continue shining in Maryland's beverage business for some time to co...

Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on Harris Crab House for an inside look at one of Maryland's most-known Seafood destinati...
01/06/2020
Harris Crab House: An Enduring Family Legacy Continues

Check out Teddy Durgin's piece on Harris Crab House for an inside look at one of Maryland's most-known Seafood destinations and how the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association keeps this family business apprised of the goings-ons in Annapolis that affects their livelihood.

Bill Oertel has worked for the family business for 35 years now. He grew up in it. And this year, he is its new, incoming President. That business is Harris Crab House & Seafood Restaurant, which is situated on the Kent Narrows Waterway just four miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.Oertel's....

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12/13/2019

Congrats @lhubbard731 and @american_shochu ... your Journal Swag is in route. The White House was correct. Thanks for playing!

Where am I?       First correct answer posted to the Beverage Journal Instagram account by a Beverage Journal Instagram ...
12/10/2019

Where am I? First correct answer posted to the Beverage Journal Instagram account by a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal swag!!!! (Hints will come in 24 hours if no correct responses.)

Friendship Wine & Liquor owner Mike Scheuerman on his store's success, "We're Pretty Hard Core!"Those are the words Mary...
12/03/2019
Friendship Wine and Liquor

Friendship Wine & Liquor owner Mike Scheuerman on his store's success, "We're Pretty Hard Core!"

Those are the words Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association member Mike Scheuerman used to describe his and his staff's dedication to their customers.

Mike Scheuerman pictured here with his wife Sheila, his 25-year-old son, Zach; and his 21-year-old daughter, Sara; all contribute to Friendship Wine and Liquor's success.Owner Mike Scheuerman on his Store's Success, We're Pretty Hard Core!Those are the words Mike Scheuerman used to describe his and....

It's GAME on for partners Tilford Brockett and Bruce Caughman.  Game Vodka, to be precise.  The duo is hoping their new ...
11/12/2019
New Vodka Looks to Win the GAME

It's GAME on for partners Tilford Brockett and Bruce Caughman. Game Vodka, to be precise. The duo is hoping their new product will become the vodka of choice for sports enthusiast throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor and ultimately beyond.

It's GAME on for partners Tilford Brockett and Bruce Caughman. GAME Vodka, to be precise. The duo is hoping their new product will become the vodka of choice for sports enthusiast throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor and ultimately beyond.And the two entrepreneurs are willing to get a little...

Thank you Brittany Phillips for donning the new Journal Swag recently at Maryland Mallet.
11/06/2019

Thank you Brittany Phillips for donning the new Journal Swag recently at Maryland Mallet.

Marshele Burgess is proprietor of Rip's Country Inn in Bowie, a business that's been around for more than 65 years.
11/05/2019
Burgess Is on a Tear at Rip's Country Inn

Marshele Burgess is proprietor of Rip's Country Inn in Bowie, a business that's been around for more than 65 years.

Marshele Burgess is proprietor of Rip's Country Inn in Bowie, a business that's been around for more than 65 years. I write business because Rip's is really four concepts in one -- a restaurant, a bar, a deli, and a wine and spirits store. In a recent interview with the Beverage Journal, Burgess tal...

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10/13/2019

Where am I? First correct answer wins some new Journal Swag. Must be a Beverage Journal follower on Instagram. Post all answers to this Beverage Journal Instagram post.

Mt Airy Liquors Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association Teddy Durgin
10/04/2019
Success at Mt. Airy Liquors

Mt Airy Liquors Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association Teddy Durgin

Ben Golueke (pronounced Go-leck-e) started in the beverage business when he was just 15, working at his father's packaged goods store in Cockeysville Md. He worked there throughout high school and on breaks from college. After graduating from Radford University in 1996 with a degree in Business Mana...

This memorial of Joe Stanley will only briefly mention his stroke in 2008 that forced him into early retirement. Instead...
09/16/2019
R.I.P. Joe Stanley: A Winner in Life and in the Beverage Business

This memorial of Joe Stanley will only briefly mention his stroke in 2008 that forced him into early retirement. Instead, it's going to focus more on the people he touched, the careers he shaped … and the time he nearly ate 50 pot stickers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards!

Joseph Joe Stanley, the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing at F.P. Winner, passed away July 18, just four days shy of his 71st birthday. And everyone I talked to who knew him told this journalist the same thing, Don't make your tribute article a sad one. Joe would HATE that!.So, I'm not. T...

Throughout Maryland and elsewhere, more and more vineyards, wineries, breweries, and distilleries are hosting special ev...
09/09/2019
Boordy Uses Special Events to Create Special Customers

Throughout Maryland and elsewhere, more and more vineyards, wineries, breweries, and distilleries are hosting special events on-site. In some cases, they're putting on shows -- quite literally -- to get people to come out and taste their products.

Boordy Vineyards Robert Deford Bruce Wills Teddy Durgin

Throughout Maryland and elsewhere, more and more vineyards, wineries, breweries, and distilleries are hosting special events on-site. In some cases, they're putting on shows -- quite literally -- to get people to come out and taste their products. For instance, the Fiore Winery and Distillery in Pyl...

Buzzy's Country Store in St. Mary's County doesn't have to do much to generate … well … buzz.Buzzys Country Store Maryla...
09/04/2019
J. Scott Ridgell: Busy at Buzzy's

Buzzy's Country Store in St. Mary's County doesn't have to do much to generate … well … buzz.

Buzzys Country Store Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association Natalie Grace Photography Teddy Durgin

Unlike most packaged goods stores, Buzzy's Country Store in St. Mary's County doesn't have to do much to generate … well … buzz. It's been around in one form or another for decades. The current proprietor, J. Scott Ridgell, has been a part of the store since he was a child as his father, Clarenc...

Where am I?  First correct answer wins some NEW Journal swag.  Must be a Beverage Journal Instagram follower to win.
08/28/2019

Where am I? First correct answer wins some NEW Journal swag. Must be a Beverage Journal Instagram follower to win.

Doesn’t need me.  Sad, and awesome. @ Hampstead, Maryland
08/17/2019

Doesn’t need me. Sad, and awesome. @ Hampstead, Maryland

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08/04/2019

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Julianne Sullivan returns home to Cape St. Claire to run the charming, small business that's been in her family for deca...
07/31/2019
When Julianne Came Home to Bella's

Julianne Sullivan returns home to Cape St. Claire to run the charming, small business that's been in her family for decades... Bellas Liquors

Julianne Sullivan's life story up until this point reads almost like one of those Hallmark/Lifetime Christmas TV-movies that permeate both networks each year from Thanksgiving on. She grew up and graduated from high school in scenic, small-town Cape St. Claire, Md.; moved away and established a thri...

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07/26/2019

Where am I? First correct answer wins NEW Journal swag (yup, the new Ts are in...photos coming this weekend.). Must be an Instagram follower of The Beverage Journal.

Has Vodka Become an "All-American" ... or, not yet ... ?
07/10/2019
Vodka: All-American Spirit… Or Nyet?

Has Vodka Become an "All-American" ... or, not yet ... ?

Tito’s Handmade continues to be a market leader and the centerpiece of Texas’s burgeoning vodka scene.By Jack RobertielloWhen Burnett’s, a top ten vodka brand with dozens of flavored versions, underwent a redesign last year, those in charge of the brand decided it was time to proclaim front an...

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06/20/2019

Where am I? (First correct response by a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal Swag!). This is pic 2 ... will add a third if still no correct responses.

Where am I?    (First correct response by a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal Swag!).  I realize thi...
06/19/2019

Where am I? (First correct response by a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal Swag!). I realize this is a tough one. So, every 24 hours I will post another pic from the same locale until we have a winner.

Ever since it emerged on the scene more than three centuries ago, gin, for all intents and purposes, has been identified...
06/17/2019
Botanicals Without Borders

Ever since it emerged on the scene more than three centuries ago, gin, for all intents and purposes, has been identified as a quintessentially British spirit—or, at the very least, British by way of Dutch, thanks to the influence of the latter’s genever on the former’s iteration...

Hendrick’s Gin, widely credited with opening new botanical frontiers in the 1990s, released not one but two extensions this year, Orbium and Midsummer Solstice.By Jeff CiolettiEver since it emerged on the scene more than three centuries ago, gin, for all intents and purposes, has been identified a...

Members of the beverage alcohol industry recently gathered for the Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association’s (BCL...
06/09/2019
BCLBA Rockin’ at the Races

Members of the beverage alcohol industry recently gathered for the Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association’s (BCLBA) Rockin’ the Races event at the Timonium Fairground Grandstand Concourse.

Some VIPs in attendance were Jane Springer, Executive Director, MSLBA; Goose Kaiser, Past President, BCLBA; Dan Minnick, Former Delegate and Owner of Minnick's Restaurant; Jeri Zink, Executive Director, BCLBA; Paul King, President, BCLBA (King Liquors); and Jack Milani, Legislative Chairman, BCLBA/M...

The goals of the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA) for this year were largely achieved, thanks to the...
05/11/2019
The 2019 Maryland Legislative Session: A Final Report

The goals of the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA) for this year were largely achieved, thanks to the efforts of members and in particular their Legislative Committee.

Below is a summary of the major issues and their outcomes.

Despite the profound sadness over the passing of Speaker Busch the day before, work continued on Monday, April 8, until the curtain closed at midnight (sine die). With that came the end of 90 days filled with new faces in both chambers, and new Committee leadership in the Senate. This was the first....

The beverage alcohol industry is at the biggest crossroads since the end of Prohibition. Younger consumers, who seem les...
04/12/2019
Cannabis: Friend or Foe to Alcohol?

The beverage alcohol industry is at the biggest crossroads since the end of Prohibition. Younger consumers, who seem less interested in beer, wine, and spirits than their parents and grandparents, will have another option for their time and money ...

Know this much to start: the United States is embarking on its greatest decriminalization effort since the end of Prohibition. Until the federal government gives its legal green light to cannabis, a confusing and difficult transition will remain difficult and confusing. But the states-rights pattern...

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Where am I?   First correct answer from a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal Swag.  So, “Where am I?”
03/21/2019

Where am I? First correct answer from a Beverage Journal Instagram follower wins some Journal Swag. So, “Where am I?”

It’s that time again.  The first to correctly identify, “Where am I?” will win some Beverage Journal Swag.  You must be ...
03/21/2019

It’s that time again. The first to correctly identify, “Where am I?” will win some Beverage Journal Swag. You must be a Beverage Journal follower on Instagram to qualify. (I’m thinking this is a tough one, hence, if no correct responses are entered in 24 hours, I’ll post another pic from the same locale.) Good Luck!

RNDC MD in Jessup is hiring a Operations Manager .. Manages all activities related to operations and development of comp...
03/12/2019
Hiring Operations Manager I, - MD - Jessup

RNDC MD in Jessup is hiring a Operations Manager .. Manages all activities related to operations and development of company products by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

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Irish Whiskey keeps growing—in size, selection and value
03/10/2019
Irish Eye's Reasons to Smile

Irish Whiskey keeps growing—in size, selection and value

Irish Whiskey keeps growing—in size, selection and valueWith all the new distilleries, brands and line extensions emerging from Ireland, whiskey retailers have an unprecedented array of choices that show no sign of narrowing. Accordingly, the proverbial Irish eyes are still smilling broadly at thi...

Today, Patrón Tequila officially launches the global search for the 2019 Margarita of the Year. The competition, featuri...
02/22/2019

Today, Patrón Tequila officially launches the global search for the 2019 Margarita of the Year. The competition, featuring eight refreshingly unique twists on the iconic cocktail, kicks off on International Margarita Day with the winner selected just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

https://www.patrontequila.com/margarita-of-the-year.html

Happy National Margarita Day 2019 !!!
02/22/2019
The History of the Margarita

Happy National Margarita Day 2019 !!!

Today marks Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico, the observance is not as important as the nation's independence day, September 16. But, just as St. Patrick's Day is a much bigger deal to Irish expatriates and their descend...

Maryland's 2019 Legislative Session is less than a week from getting started ... what's on tap for the beverage alcohol ...
01/04/2019
Maryland's 2019 Legislative Session

Maryland's 2019 Legislative Session is less than a week from getting started ... what's on tap for the beverage alcohol industry?

A Beverage Biz Look Ahead at the 2019 SessionThe 2019 General Assembly Session is just around the corner, and the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA) is once again gearing up to play a big role in looking out for the beverage industry's interests. This means guys like MSLBA Legislat...

So, what makes a structure ideal for restaurant/brewpub use? "First and foremost," noted John Roe, there are numerous fo...
11/30/2018
Building Success: on the restaurant scene

So, what makes a structure ideal for restaurant/brewpub use? "First and foremost," noted John Roe, there are numerous food and beverage establishments in the Federal Hill submarket that are operating successfully in converted rowhomes. They tend to be long and narrow – anywhere from 12 to 14 feet wide, which can present its own challenges. Our two spaces are much more conducive to modern food and beverage operations in that they are much more open – roughly 50 x 90 and 50 x 120. Location is another great advantage for us. Cross Street Market is currently being redeveloped one block to our east, and the Stadium Square development, comprising 300 new luxury apartment units and over 300,000 square feet of Class A office space, is directly behind us."

What happens when a noted property developer and one of Maryland's most reliable plumbers team up? They're hoping the end result will be two new great places to eat and drink! John Roe has partnered with Len Bush (a.k.a. Len the Plumber) and are hoping a building they own and are renovating at 37 W....

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The Maryland and Washington, DC Beverage Journals are the official trade magazines of the beverage alcohol industries of said markets and have been for over 80 years. Subscribers consider our publication the "Bible" of the industry.

Who Reads the Beverage Journal? The Members of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. Who are the Members of the Beverage Alcohol Industry? Owners, managers and employees of Restaurants, Package Stores, Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Hotels, Private Clubs, Caterers … anyone with the license to sell Beer, Wine, and/or Liquor. How many of the Members of the Industry read The Beverage Journal Each Month? Approximately 14,000 (we have over 4,000 subscribers with a pass-along readership of 3.5)

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