Spirited Virginia Magazine

Spirited Virginia 2018

New Year – New You

Get a spirited start to 2018 with the January-March issue of Spirited Virginia magazine! Super skinny cocktails grace the new edition’s cover and promise to help make a “new you” in the New Year. Learn about vodka (including those made in Virginia), the importance of corks, celebrity-owned spirits and the versatility of vermouth. Regular features, such as the Spotlight on Service, Behind the Bar and the Chairman’s Choice return, as well as a new-item section showing what’s new on ABC’s physical and digital store shelves.
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Classic Cocktails for the Holidays!

In the October-December 2017 issue read about classical holiday cocktails, luxury bourbons and Halloween concoctions as well as Eggnog and German products carried by ABC.

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Big-batch Cocktails for Summer!

In the July-September 2017 issue read about big-batch and ready-to-drink cocktails, the Moscow Mule craze sweeping bars around Virginia and the many gins made in the commonwealth.
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A Shot of Spring

In the April–June 2017 issue read about tequila, Bloody Mary garnishes, wine cocktails, Sangria and a tour of Virginia’s Spirits Trails.
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Recipes for Romance

In the January–March 2017 issue read about love-themed cocktails and spirits. This issue also includes features on minis, coffee-flavored spirits, cordials and the most popular products in stores during 2016.
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Spicing up the Season

In the October–December 2016 issue read about holiday cocktails. This issue also includes features on entertaining and gift-giving, Virginia’s master distillers and a  scotch.
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Splash into Summer

In the July–September 2016 issue read about the many frozen opportunities to find summer in a cocktail glass. This issue also includes features on National Rum Day and tips on hosting the perfect pregame party.
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Spirits for Spring Occasions

In the April–June 2016 issue, read about the spirits and cocktails that serve as centerpieces for spring occasions. You will also find a new feature, "Behind the Bar," that showcases a Virginia bartender.
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New Year Entertaining

In the January–March 2016 issue, read about new drink recipes for the new year and how to mix light cocktails. You can also read about award-winning Virginia spirits and learn the stories behind the labels.
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Holiday Entertaining

In the October-December 2015 issue, read about how Virginia ABC stores are a great resource for holiday entertaining and gifts. Since October is Virginia Wine Month, we’ve included an informative story on Virginia wine basics.
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Summer Entertaining

In the August-September 2015 issue, learn about the nuances of bourbon, discover why flavored moonshine has become so popular and discover fun cocktails perfect for outdoor summer entertaining. 


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 350+ stores and is provided to each of the 5,100+ establishments in the Commonwealth licensed to sell mixed beverages.

Related content is published through the Spirited Virginia Facebook page and e-newsletter.


Please contact Carol Mawyer, Virginia ABC Public Relations Manager, (804) 219-2022 / carol.mawyer@abc.virginia.gov.


Please contact Leisure Media 360, Steve Beyer, (540) 339-3817 / sbeyer@leisuremedia360.com, or Becca Hudson, (804) 334-1567 / bhudson@leisuremedia360.com.

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