An Inside Look at Columbia Distributing with Warehouse Lead Tim Alberding

Warehouse Workers Having A Meeting

At Columbia Distributing, we employ more than 3,100 people throughout the Pacific Northwest and northern California in rewarding industry positions. Many of our team members have been with us for decades, including day warehouse lead Tim Alberding. Since he’ll be celebrating his 25th anniversary with Columbia Distributing in September 2020, we asked Alberding a few questions about his time with us and what he’s enjoyed the most along the way.

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Hot Chocolate Varieties From Around the World

Mexican hot chocolate with blocks of dark chocolate and hot pepper

Hot chocolate is one of the best ways to warm up when it gets cold outside, so it’s unsurprising that countries across the world have their own variations on this classic recipe. Each country’s hot chocolate recipe features a little twist that shows off the local culture and culinary taste. So the next time you’re chilly and looking for a sweet treat, check out this list from Columbia Distributing to see how other people enjoy hot chocolate across the globe. Continue reading…

Winter Flavors and Mixes for Your Craft Brewery Lineup

Man With Winter Hat Drinking Outside

Thinking of winter conjures up images of snow, roaring fires, and Christmas trees. When you’re gathered inside to stay warm, there’s nothing better than enjoying a nice drink with friends and family. To make the atmosphere even more special, certain flavors and mixes are a must in the winter months. Try these craft brews and cocktails provided by Columbia Distributing this winter to see for yourself how naturally they pair with the season.

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How Brewing Has Changed Since the 1920s

Bottling Beer

As a new decade starts, it’s fun to look back and see how things have changed over the past 100 years. The decade started with one of the most notorious policy failures in the country’s history: Prohibition. This historic legislation banning the production and sale of alcohol sparked innovative brewing techniques as people tried to skirt the rules. See how some of those historic brewing techniques compare to the methods of today with help from Columbia Distributing.
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Basics of Wine Storage

Man Checks His Wine Storage

You don’t need a castle with a vast cellar to benefit from some basic wine storage knowledge. Anyone with a nice bottle of wine can benefit from learning how to store wine. This beginner’s guide to wine storage from Columbia Distributing provides some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your wine through proper storage.

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Most Distinctive Flavored Vodkas

Bartender Fixes A Vodka Drink

Vodka is known as the unsung hero of the mixed drink world. This distilled alcoholic beverage has been the quiet foundation of many favorite mixed cocktails for decades. It’s smooth, subtle profile fits in well with so many different kinds of mixers; it’s not surprising that it is a staple of homes and bars across the globe. But most don’t know that there are vodka flavors so bold and unique that they not only complement great cocktails, they are also wonderful stand-alone beverages. Columbia Distributing provides distinctive vodka flavors to the retailers, restaurants, and caterers that we serve. Here are a few that you’ll find.

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Giving the Gift of Wine This Holiday Season

Celebrating The Season With Wine Gifts

With the holiday season fast approaching, you might be concerned you’re falling behind on your gift buying for the year. Maybe you have a list of people who are hard to shop for, or maybe you want to be more intentional with your gift-giving this year. Here at Columbia Distributing, we love our wines, so it’ll be no surprise that we have a few wine gift tips to help you find the vintages that are sure to please your family and friends during the holiday season.

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Tastiest Winter Cocktails

Delicious Winter Cocktails

The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling down, so why not curl up on the couch with a warm drink, or organize a holiday gathering complete with a few, delicious winter cocktails? If you want to spice up your holiday season, check out these winter cocktails that you can make with the spirits and liqueurs you’ll find at one of the thousands of retailers working with Columbia Distributing. Continue reading…

Healthy Snacks to Pair With Your Wine Party

Selection of fruit and healthy snacks with wine picnic on beach

Wine and cheese nights have been adapting over the years. With an interest in health-conscious eating on the rise, people want to indulge mindfully when they savor a glass of their favorite vintage. Your next wine party could be the perfect opportunity to try some healthier snack options for your guests. A surprising number of health foods pair beautifully with red and white wines, and your guests will love feeling good about their food choices. Columbia Distributing wants to help you find the perfect array of healthy wine snacks so that your next party will be the talk of the neighborhood. Continue reading…

Brighten the Night with Sparkling Wine

Celebration with Sparkling Wine

There are events in our lives that call for the delightful cheer of bubbles. It doesn’t matter if you’re serving 100 people or your own family; sparkling wine brings joy and togetherness with some tiny bubbles and a lot of great taste. It can be tough to pick the perfect sparkling wine but fortunately, Columbia Distributing is here to break down the basics so that you can choose the best bubbly for your next gathering. Continue reading…