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12 Philanthropic Wine Brands

The holidays are about spreading joy – not just for loved ones, but for others. Through the spirit of spreading cheer, people and organizations have the power to transform their communities and the world as part of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. The global generosity movement allows people from around the world to come […]

Behind the Bottle: Beaujolais Nouveau Release

Beaujolais Nouveau is one of the most famous styles of wine, especially around the holiday season. Produced in the Beaujolais region of France, Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes. As one of the more mind-blowing wines produced on the planet, the Beaujolais Nouveau must be harvested, fermented, bottled and shipped around the globe so […]

Embracing the Variety of Rosé

As we head into summer, one of the great wine categories of the world takes center stage: Rosé. With it’s fun pink hue and fruity, flowery flavors, rosé wine finds the spotlight in warmer months. And while many people may have had their first exposure to this wine with a sweet blush version, rosés can […]

Wine Wednesday Wisdom: Discovering Italy’s Bolgheri Region

Italy has long been a “world power” in wine production. The country’s mild environment has made it the ideal place to produce winemaking grapes for the past 4,000 years. Italy’s Influence During the reign of the Roman Empire, Italy’s influence throughout Europe led to the planting of many vineyards. Italian wines made from Pinot Grigio […]

11 Black-Owned Beverage Brands Available with Empire Distributors

The month of February was first established as Black History Month in 1970 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Black community and its history. In the wine and spirits industry, Black History Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate Black-owned companies. Scroll through to explore these 11 Black-Owned beverage companies available at […]

Wine Wednesday: Wine and Chocolate Pairing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples and singles alike will be looking to enjoy the decadence that is wine and chocolate. Read on for our tips on making the most out of your wine and chocolate pairings no matter the occasion. For pairing wines with sweet foods, there are a few “rules of […]

Wine and Cheese Pairing Guide

Few things make us as happy as good cheese and good wine. Serve them together and that happiness quickly turns to joy if you have the right pairing of cheese and wine! Some of the most famous types of cheese are made throughout Europe, and many are made near equally famous wine regions. Because cheesemakers […]

Wine Wednesday: For the Love of Sweet Wine

Cakes, ice cream and candy are some ways one might manage a sugar craving for their sweet tooth… But what if you were able to satisfy that craving with a sweet wine? Would you if you could? While many simple wines are sweet, some of the greatest wines on Earth are consciously made in a […]

Best of 2021: Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Picks

As 2021 comes to an end the best-of lists are rolling in! Today we’re sharing Empire distributed brands suppliers and brand partners that are being honored this year in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s top ratings of 2021. Scroll through to browse these top products distributed by Empire: Available markets are noted in the list, and availability […]

Wine Wisdom: ‘Tis the Season for Sparkling

There’s just something about the “pop” of a cork that just makes the mouth water. Sparkling wines are one of the more versatile styles of wine out there. How Sparkling Wines are Made During fermentation, yeast turns sugars into alcohol and produces a few additional by-products. One of these by-products is Carbon Dioxide, which is […]

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