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  • A Culture of Collaboration

    Collaboration creates opportunity. That’s the philosophy Stephen Larson has abided by during his five-year tenure as the Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD). He’ll carry that same motto with him when he... Read More »

Earlier Posts

  • The Roundtable Weighs In

    What does the future hold for the control states and the spirits they sell? 
And what has transpired in the past year? For insight into these questions, StateWays has... Read More »
  • Online Licensing and Training Programs

    Keeping up with changing technology is a struggle for any industry. With numerous online resources, mobile applications and tablet computers at their disposal, many control states are looking to... Read More »
  • Flavor-Philes

    An entity as large as the $5.8 billion vodka category in the U.S. is not monolithic, and it’s not surprising that it’s split like an iceberg into two divergent... Read More »
  • Training a Scotch Sales Team

    Although dwarfed by the relative size of the Bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the standard bearers of the urban consumerism. Its cachet of uncompromised quality,... Read More »
  • Cordial Volatility

    Perhaps the most changeable of spirit categories, the U.S. cordial and liqueur market overall saw a fine year in 2013 (the last year for which complete figures are available),... Read More »
  • Bulgarian Rhapsody

    France and Italy have held the European wine spotlight for ages, along with Germany, Spain and Portugal. But several countries in the eastern part of the continent now aim... Read More »
  • Blends Hold Their Own

    While the popularity of Napa Valley grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon will never wane, California’s beloved wine region has also become quite well known for its blends,... Read More »
  • Canada on the Cusp

    Canadian whisky may not get as much respect as its Irish, Scottish and American counterparts these days, but if whisky-buying was “American Idol,” Canadian would definitely be competing in... Read More »
  • Cask Conditioned

    Irish whiskey is still high-proof strong after so many years of double-digit growth. More than riding on the coattails of American’s infatuation with whiskey, Irish is enlarging the demographic,... Read More »