Top 3 Wine Countries

Red Wine And Globe

Dozens of countries across the globe grow grapes and produce wine, but which can be called the best of the best? While you’ll find standout wines from every country, Columbia Distributing has identified the top three wine countries in the world. Chosen for their extensive history and notable varietals, these nations offer timeless wines and exciting new options to explore. Whether you’re new to wine or an experienced connoisseur, we’ll cover the essentials on grapes and wine from each of these countries. Continue reading…


A Beginner’s Guide to Wine and Meal Pairing

White Wine With Seafood DishWhen you’re hosting a dinner party or special event, there is already enough pressure to ensure everything runs smoothly. The last thing you want to worry about is whether the wines you chose will pair well with your intended menu. While the wrong wines can taint the flavors of your hard work in the kitchen, pairing your meals with the right wines can complement those flavors and create lasting memories. To help you choose the best wines for your best dishes, Columbia Distributing offers a simple introduction to the world of wine pairings. Continue reading…


Breaking Out the Tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

You might’ve celebrated Cinco de Mayo, but how much do you know about this holiday? What many mistake as a celebration of Mexico’s independence actually commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, when France was defeated. Now, every May 5 is regarded as much more than the anniversary of a battle, as millions celebrate Mexican-American culture with delicious food and, of course, tequila. At Columbia Distributing, Cinco de Mayo is our opportunity to highlight the history of tequila in association with the holiday.

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Sweet and Simple: White Wine

Pouring White Wine

With the days becoming longer, there’s no better time of year to enjoy a glass of white wine. But with so many options available on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. At Columbia Distributing, we have over 80 years of experience in sourcing the highest quality wines that the Pacific Northwest – and the world – has to offer. Below, you’ll find some useful information to help point you in the right direction.
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Something Bold: Red Wine

Pouring Red Wine

Featuring a wide variety of flavor profiles suitable for any palate, red wine is one of the most preferred alcoholic beverages in the world. With earthy undertones, bold flavors and fruity aromas, no single red wine is like another. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to red wine, Columbia Distributing offers a quick introduction to all the best ways to enjoy it.
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Valley Wine Tour: Our Selections from Columbia and Napa Valley

Wine Samples

Hitting some wineries on the West Coast? Look no further than Washington’s Columbia Valley or Napa Valley in California. Known for producing some of the finest varietals in the country, these two regions offer an experience that is always worth the trip. If you’re not sure what to try on your next visit, the Columbia Distributing team offers a few suggestions you won’t want to miss.
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Creating Your Ideal Feel at the Winery

Winery Décor

Spring has finally arrived, meaning that tasting rooms across the country will soon be bustling with tourists and wine fanatics yearning to sample the finest local vintages. While the taste of the wine usually matters most, staying on-trend with winery décor enhances the customer experience and can even lead to an increase in bottle and case sales. For over 80 years, Columbia Distributing has cultivated deep relationships with our retail partners, giving us an expert understanding of the most recent décor and atmosphere-building trends.
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Sampling the Different Styles of Rum

Several Types of Rum On A Shelf

With a history that stretches across centuries and continents, rum has long been a mixology staple. Thanks to sweetness derived from sugarcane byproducts, rum makes the perfect addition to any number of mixers and can be enjoyed alone over ice. But do you know all the rum styles available today? Columbia Distributing breaks down the different types of rum to help you find the variety best-suited to your preferences.

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Savory to Sweet: 5 Most Popular Vodka Cocktails

Vodka Cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, vodka forms the base of more than a few. This clear spirit can be made in a number of ways, resulting in variations that are primarily neutral in flavor and others that bring a touch of spice, sweetness or other notes. Because of its versatility, vodka cocktails are a great way to serve up drinks for quiet nights at home and parties with friends alike. If you’re ready to expand your mixology skills, Columbia Distributing suggests five popular vodka cocktails to help.
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Warm Up With These Mixed Whiskey Drinks

Hot Whiskey Drink

When the weather turns chilly, there’s nothing like a hot drink to keep you warm and cozy. And if you haven’t tried warm mixed whiskey drinks, you’re missing out. Learn more about these delicious pick-me-ups with a few favorites from Columbia Distributing.
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