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Spirited Virginia Magazine

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A Shot of Spring

Spring into warmer temperatures with the April–June 2017 issue of Spirited Virginia, whose cover story this quarter features tequila. This issue also includes features on Bloody Mary garnishes, wine cocktails and Sangria and a tour of Virginia’s Spirits Trails. You will learn about a Lynchburg bartender in our “Behind the Bar” feature and in a new feature on our exceptional store employees you will meet Scotty Jones, manager of the ABC store in Smithfield. As always, you also will find our pricelist complete with information on the thousands of products carried by Virginia ABC.
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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 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 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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