Welcome to Virginia! If you’re heading to the beautiful beaches and riverfronts of Virginia’s coast, be sure to pick up the first-ever Spirited Virginia Coastal Edition! This free magazine is available in select Virginia Welcome Centers along I-85 North and I-95 North near the state line, I-95 South near Fredericksburg, I-64 East in New Kent County and US 13 South near the state line, as well as local visitors centers in the Hampton Roads area. The publication includes easy cocktail recipes, recommendations for canned cocktails and information about where you can purchase spirits in Virginia. In addition, there’s also a handy map for exploring coastal distilleries.
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The January-February-March 2023 issue of Spirited Virginia magazine is all about big spirits for the big game! Salute Diageo, the Official Spirits Sponsor of the NFL, with ideas featuring its products to create a sumptuous buffet of food and cocktail recipes to maximize your enjoyment of Super Bowl LVII! Meet the incredible individuals behind the Black-owned spirits that have become household names across the nation. Learn the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first known African American distiller, and see how innovators in Virginia and beyond have used their skills, talents and knowledge to create award-winning spirits. Also, discover how gin has expanded in offerings at ABC over recent years in Gin-uary! Take a look at the spirit’s current sales trends, explore 20 unconventional gin products and enjoy a list of 27 Virginia-made varieties! Finally, check out our gift guide that perfectly pairs spirits with candy in honor of Valentine’s Day!
The October-December 2022 issue shines the spotlight on glamming it up for the last day of the year! Explore ways to reignite your enthusiasm for New Year’s Eve and how to safely and responsibly pregame prior to your party of choice! Speaking of a worldwide party, the 2022 World Cup kicks off in November in Qatar. Peruse our guide for the perfect spirit to match with your favorite national team. Embrace the minis! These 50 ml bottles are a perfect testing ground for unfamiliar spirits or just enough for a cocktail or a gift. Read about Mini Mondays and the rest of ABC’s specials throughout the holiday season in our $mart $hopping story. Additionally, check out this holiday edition gift guide, featuring perfect gift ideas for anyone on your list!
The July-September 2020 edition of Spirited Virginia explores sweet cocktails that express the excitement of summer. Take a look back at the history of alcoholic milkshakes and how spirits are making their way back into these tasty treats, find some hidden treasures with accessible versions of spirits that are as satisfying as their expensive and elusive cousins, learn what makes the best sangrias (hint: simplicity!) and discover what the Tidewater distilleries have to offer.
The April-June 2020 edition of Spirited Virginia introduces readers to the latest craze—canned cocktails! Learn all about what makes these delicious and convenient concoctions so popular. Immerse yourself in the stories behind some of your favorite spirits, learn about the conservation and earth-friendly efforts by distillers in Virginia and around the world, take notes about how to ensure your daughter’s wedding reception goes off without a hitch and check out some Richmond-area distilleries.
Spirited Virginia magazine is produced and printed quarterly by an independent publishing company at no cost to Virginia ABC. The publication is supported by liquor advertisements.
In addition to being available online, Spirited Virginia magazine is distributed through Virginia ABC's 395+ stores and is provided to each of the 5,100+ establishments in the Commonwealth licensed to sell mixed beverages.
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