Top Cider Fruits (That Aren’t Apples)

Cider Glass On Bar

Sipping a refreshing glass of hard apple cider is like biting into a crisp, juicy apple on a cool autumn afternoon. Apples are the predominant ingredient in most of the hard ciders we carry at Columbia Distributing, but what about other fruits?

Using different fruits to make hard cider adds a unique twist to the traditional method, offering bursts of new flavors with every sip. Almost every fruit can be fermented to make hard cider – find out which are the most popular, then head to Columbia Distributing to find your favorites.

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What Do We Mean by ‘Progressive Adult Beverage’?

Girl Drinking

Progressive adult beverages, or PABs as they’re often referred to, are becoming increasingly popular. We’re starting to see them sold more and more at liquor stores and convenience stores around the country. But what are progressive adult beverages, anyway? Today, Columbia Distributing breaks it down and gets to the bottom of what this drink category really means.

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Advice for Pairing Wine with Your Favorite Foods

Wine And Food Platter

When enjoyed alongside certain meals and types of food, the intricate notes of wine are brought to the forefront. If you’re just starting to explore the world of wine pairings, here are some general tips that can help. Columbia Distributing specializes in wine brands and varieties to provide a flavor for every meal.

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Most Popular Cocktails to Make at Home

Cocktails

You don’t have to be a bartender to whip up your favorite mixed drinks. In fact, many of the most common cocktails only require a few ingredients and are easy enough to make at home. Today, Columbia Distributing takes a look at what some of the most popular at-home cocktails are. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself, use these recipes to make cocktails like a true professional.

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Best Occasions for Relaxing with a Glass of Wine

Relaxing With Wine

Wine and relaxation go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re winding down after a long day or celebrating an accomplishment, there are many occasions that call for a glass of your favorite rosé or pinot noir. For all your relaxing wine occasions, Columbia Distributing offers a diverse range of wine from your favorite brands to uncork and enjoy.

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Perfect Spirit and Food Pairings for Your Next Get-Together

Friends Toasting

Who doesn’t love a crisp glass of wine paired with a delectable cheese spread? Though suitable for some, you might prefer a chilled glass of whiskey or a vodka cocktail instead. So when it comes to throwing your next dinner party, pairing dishes with complementary spirits is a great way to mix things up. Check out these spirit and food pairings to prepare for your next get-together with friends and family, and then find exactly what you’re looking for at Columbia Distributing.

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Kent, Wash. Driver Represents Columbia Distributing in 2018 National Truck Driving Championships

Earlier this month, Columbia Distributing sent Kent delivery driver Lance Anderson to compete in the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. This was the first time Columbia Distributing has been represented in this prestigious and elite competition.  Lance earned his way to nationals through maintaining a perfect safety record and by winning 1st Place in the state competition for the straight truck (box truck) division back in July.

The competition is comprised of three parts; a written test, an in depth pre-trip inspection, and finally, a driving skills test.  Drivers across the country study and train year-round in preparation for this event.  After it was all said and done, Lance finished 34th out of 50 drivers in the straight truck competition.

Lance displayed everything Columbia Distributing stands for during this week-long event, going out of his way at every opportunity he could to make new friends and tell them about the company he was there representing.  By the end of the week, Lance had received the nickname “Rookie, Rookie” and had people from all around the country telling him they could not wait to see him compete again next year.

Lance was very proud and appreciative for the opportunity to compete at nationals and added, “I have learned a lot from this experience and will be ready to bring the championship back to Kent next year!”


Throwing the Perfect Wine and Paint Party

Paint Palette With Wine Glass

Whether it’s for a bachelorette party or girls’ night out, drinking wine and painting is a great way to spend time with family and friends, get creative and enjoy a tasty beverage. With the tips below, you’ll have the skills for throwing the perfect wine and paint party. Continue reading…


NOW HIRING! What to expect as a Columbia Distributing Driver

Over the years, Columbia Distributing has grown into one of the nation’s premier beverage distributors, offering a massive range of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic products. But with more products comes more responsibility, and that’s why we’re hiring drivers for distribution in Washington, Oregon and California. Think this might be the position for you? Let’s talk about what you can expect as a Columbia Distributing driver. Continue reading…


What to Look for When Choosing a Spirits Distributor

Old Fashioned Cocktail On A Coaster

With the 21st amendment to the United States Constitution in 1933, Prohibition was repealed across the nation. At that point, the federal government established the three-tier system, whereby spirits suppliers are required to use a distributor to get their product to consumers. The three-tier system still exists to this day, and we’re happy to offer helpful tips on choosing a spirits distributor that fits your brand. Continue reading…