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  • Retailer Wine Reviews: American Cabs

    We asked members of our panel to review their favorite Cabernet Sauvignons from the U.S. (California as well as other states). As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s... Read More »

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  • Committed to Innovation

    Tech-savviness is generally a good thing, 
but the agencies that make the most out of technology are ones that not only enhance their internal processes, but also to improve... Read More »
  • Which Products Make the Cut?

    Control state agencies regularly revisit questions about the stock in their stores or warehouses. How much space should be devoted to each category, brand or product? And when should... Read More »
  • Caring for the Customer

    The theme of this year’s NABCA Annual Conference, held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, was “Caring for the Customer.” Chosen by NABCA Chairman and Idaho State Liquor Division... Read More »
  • Off the Beaten Path

    In 2011, acclaimed sommelier Rajat Parr, partner and proprietor of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi in Santa Barbara’s Sta. Rita Hills, co-founded In Pursuit of Balance, a non-profit... Read More »
  • Going Straight

    Originally much of vodka’s stellar rise was sparked by marketing that spotlighted status appeal and indefinable allure. Then came an influx of flavors to entice new consumers into the... Read More »
  • The Tequila Class of 2015

    There’s a mystique and romance surrounding tequila that few products enjoy. The import has captivated the imagination of the American drinking public, making it the fastest growing category of... Read More »
  • Retailer Wine Reviews: Rosé

    StateWays’ sister publication Beverage Dynamics publishes a list of wine recommendations, called 
Retailer Wine Selections, in every issue based upon written evaluations by its National Retailer Wine Panel. 
Each... Read More »
  • Strategic Store Layout

    Ask yourself what attracts you to your favorite retail store? Is it the choice of products? The level of customer service? Or the functionality of the space? Today’s liquor... Read More »
  • 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... Read More »