Snacks for One: Healthy Pairings when Quarantining Alone

Healthy Snack Mix

The quarantine lifestyle has taken a toll on our eating habits. It’s all too easy to run out and get some fast food or grab a couple of snacks on your way back from the grocery store. The food we eat gives us the fuel needed to get through the day. Having a set of high-nutrient quarantine snacks handy for when hunger strikes can help you maintain higher levels of energy while meeting your body’s nutritional needs. Plus, pairing healthy snacks with the right drinks can make satisfying your hunger even sweeter. Here are a few healthy snack and drink ideas from the team at Columbia Distributing.

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What Juice to Start the Day With

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Juice sometimes gets a bad reputation since it can have a lot of sugar and less fiber than whole fruits or vegetables. But at the same time, many juices contain minimal sugar and are packed with essential nutrients to promote better health. Plus, they taste great and make our mornings a little brighter. If you’re looking for delicious, healthy morning juices, Columbia Distributing suggests a few options to help start the day right.

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Tips for the Novice Wine Enthusiast

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Falling in love with great wine happens more quickly than you’d think. From savoring a glass now and then to learning more about varietals, regional nuances, and area wineries, you’ll find yourself immersed in the world of wine before you know it. Still, the steps from eager novice to confident wine enthusiast can be intimidating. No matter where you are on your wine journey, Columbia Distributing offers a few tips to help you make the most of your newfound passion.

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Ideal Gifts for the Drink Enthusiast in Your Life

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Gifting isn’t always easy. Instead of another sweater or gift card, you want to find something the recipient will use and enjoy. If someone special in your life maintains a well-stocked wine cabinet, spends weekends visiting craft breweries, or has a keen interest in mixology, choosing the perfect gift just got much simpler. Here, Columbia Distributing offers suggestions for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day gifts for any of the alcoholic beverages enthusiasts in your life.

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Top 5 Best Drinks for Your Date Night

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It’s date night: dinner is almost ready, the music is perfect, and you’re ready to spend quality time together. All that’s left is to whip up the perfect romantic drinks. If you’re planning a romantic night in with alcoholic beverages, Columbia Distributing shares five top date night drinks for the most special of occasions.

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Energy Drink Or Water: Picking Out Your Ideal Pick-Me-Up

Two Women Walking With Energy Drinks

Whether you’re heading out for a run, visiting the gym, or pumping up for an important meeting, you may wonder which drink to reach for: an energy drink or water? Columbia Distributing provides a variety of nonalcoholic beverages for stores and restaurants throughout Oregon, Washington, and California, including water and popular energy drinks. Learn how to choose the best options for your needs with this quick comparison.

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Are You Ready to Open Your Own Craft Brewery?

Craft Brewery Entrepreneur

Opening a brewery can seem like a dream job to beer lovers, but it takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of funding. If you’re preparing to open your own craft brewery, it’s important to understand a few factors that play a large role in the success of your new endeavor. Learn more about the craft brewery basics you need to know from Columbia Distributing before making your dream a reality.

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Mixing Something Warm for Colder Nights

Preparing Warm Mixed Drinks

Summer may be here, but chilly nights can always surprise us – even during the warmest months. When you don’t want to grab a sweater or turn up the heat, warm mixed drinks offer a fun way to chase away the cold with delicious alcoholic beverages. Find tasty ways to stay cozy when the temperatures drop with suggestions for hot mixed drinks from Columbia Distributing.

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The State of the 2021 Brewery Market

Woman Examining Beer Sample In Brewery

2020 was a challenging year for almost every industry, and the world of beer and other alcoholic beverages was no exception. As we surpass the mid-point of 2021, it’s easy to see how the events of the previous year and the first half of the present one have impacted breweries large and small. Here, Columbia Distributing takes a closer look at the state of the 2021 brewing market for brewers and beer lovers alike.

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Champagne: A New Year’s Eve Essential

Champagne flutes with New Year’s decorations

Ringing in the New Year isn’t quite complete without Champagne. Whether you celebrate with a traditional toast or get inventive with sparkling cocktails, Champagne for New Year’s Eve is essential. Columbia Distributing, the premier Northwest beverage distributor, offers a robust roster of Champagne and sparkling wine for you to bring the bubbly to a party however you like. Here, we provide a few suggestions that are sure to make your New Year’s Eve one for the record books. Continue reading…